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Follow the latest red carpet, runway and glamour events across the globe .com

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How do you kill time in traffic on the LIE?

“Very! I’ve always run my own business as a dietician. Although I’m a model with IMG now, so I guess I’m dependent on them! But a lot of work comes through social media, too.” —Maye Musk


We’re sensing a warming trend. The East End party season kicked off with School’s Out, the annual Hamptons benefit for Hetrick-Martin Institute. Held at the home of LISA and JAMES COHEN, the affair was co-hosted by TRACY ANDERSON, MARGARET RUSSELL, and ROSANNA SCOTTO. MARTHA STEWART capped off the soirée by cooking paella alongside her private chef. • TONY MELILLO will be on hand at the ATM boutique in East Hampton (20 Newtown Ln.) on July 1 from 5–7 p.m. to toast the opening of the store and KELLY KLEIN’s debut pottery collection.



“I’m definitely more independent than dependent. You can only trust yourself!” —Bella Hadid

“I’m absolutely dependent on my wife, even though we are both fairly independent people. When I’m away, I talk to her a minimum of three times a day. She’s my worst critic, and I adore her.” —John Lithgow

“We all have to stand on our own two feet and understand ourselves. When you’re independent, the collaboration with the people who are surrounding you and the love you have is important.” —Anna Cleveland FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

School’s Out Party

HAPPY FEET Amp up your mani/ pedi game with the gorgeous shades from Dr. Dana Beauty, the first derm-created nail polish line, courtesy of Dr. Dana Stern. It was made in collaboration with powerhouse women like Kelly Ripa and Quincy Davis, and a portion from the sale of each shade will be donated to the charity of their choices. $18,

“When I wake up, I always have peanut butter M&Ms. I keep them in the fridge. I then have tea, go to the gym, and have some berries. I go to Citarella’s salad bar every day—mixed greens, corn, peas, edamame, carrots, wild rice, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, and balsamic vinaigrette. For dinner, we really don’t go out that much. I make fusilli or bolognese pasta for Sean [Avery] and I usually have some, too. For dessert, we go to Carvel in Southampton. I’m a chocolate and vanilla kind of girl!”

TRAINING DAYS! With Martha Hunt

How are you staying in shape? I’ve been training with a personal trainer at Dog Pound. They focus on areas that I don’t think to focus on. I have scoliosis, so I’m all about preaching about core strength. Any workouts you avoid? Running. It can be hard on the joints!

“Lordy! We listen to congressional hearings.”

“Two words: Terry Gross.”

“CNN live stream. Poppy Harlow keeps me informed with her weekend updates!”

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Executive Sales Director Stephen Savage Account Manager Cristina Graham Director of Marketing & Special Events Alex Dickerson Digital Director Daniel Chivu Publishing Manager Carey Cassidy Manufacturing Operations Michael Esposito, Amy Taylor

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Deputy Editor Eddie Roche Executive Editor Ashley Baker Managing Editor Tangie Silva Design Director Jill Serra Wilde “My husband and I battle Fashion Editor for control of Paige Reddinger Sirius XM. I usually win.” Senior Editor Kristen Heinzinger Associate Editor Sydney Sadick Art Director John Sheppard Contributing Designer Sara Neher Contributing Photo Editor Hannah Turner-Harts Contributing Photographer Giorgio Niro Contributing Copy Editor Joseph Manghise Imaging Specialists RJ Hamilton, George Maier

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I was reading the print edition of The Daily Summer (May 25th issue). Regarding the article “The Flack Is Back,” on pages 98–99, could you kindly pass on to the writer that it is possible to strap a giant swan floatie to your Range Rover and driv e down Main Street in East Hampton ? I did this very thing last Labor Day weekend.…Cruising down Main Stre et is no problem. It’s when you hit the Napeague stretch at 55 mph that you really start to fear that the bird is gonna take off on its own!

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NICE WHEELS Martone Cycling Co. is bringing our rosé obsession to the streets with this $1,700 limited-edition “rose gold” bike. Only 50 have been produced, and they’re being sold at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, as well as at Colette in Paris. Want! Want! Want!

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July 4th weekend is here! Time for a Sunday Fun Day at The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Actually, let’s just hang there all weekend long. I recently photographed my swimwear collection at Surf Lodge, but it was all work and no play. I’m definitely ready to go back— this time, to play all day! Here’s our agenda, summer lover:

DRINKS: Let’s drink local. Montauk Brewing Company all the way! I’ll have the Driftwood Yellow Ale, and you’ll have the Summer Blue Ale. Cheers! ACTIVITIES: We already worked out, so let’s just chill on the daybeds and drink our ales and talk about life.

pearls of weirdom: POLICE BLOTTER EDITION

Which of the following reports did not appear in the June 8th issue of The East Hampton Star?

A blue porcelain flowerpot at the front door of a Will Curl Highway residence was stolen sometime between noon on May 27 and the following morning. [Redacted] said it would cost $40 to replace.

with milly’s michelle smith

CRIB: We’re booking a master suite, because we’re gonna need a whitewashed, sun-bleached sanctuary when we’re feeling the need for a break from the festivities down on deck.

A 60-year-old Wainscott man called police to the Main Street entrance of the Reutershan parking lot at 3 a.m. on Friday. The responding officer reported nothing wrong, and that the man just wanted to “talk about his life adventures.”

Working with the highway department last Thursday morning, village police performed a successful rescue mission at the corner of Rysam and Bay streets, where several ducklings were trapped inside a storm drain.

Tanya Taylor ANSWER: They’re all real!

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Congratulations to Sunset Beach darling André Balasz, who is expecting his third child in early July. The mama-to-be? Cosima Vesey, the 29-year-old daughter of Indian royal Sita-Maria Arabella de Breffny and the 7th Viscount de Vesci, Thomas Vesey. (Got all that?) Can’t wait to meet the little one!

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MORE ACTIVITIES: We’ve had enough talk of sun and life. Let’s check out the Milly @ Surf Lodge Pop-Up Shop! Love those statement tees, teeny bikinis, and crop tops, don’t you? I’M HUNGRY: And so are you! Good thing The Surf Lodge has an excellent restaurant. Chef Robert Sieber is going to take culinary care of us. Bon appétit, beach babe. LET’S DANCE: Bob Moses is performing Saturday, and Bully will hit the stage on Sunday! Dance with us there or be square.

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Millions of thanks, Eric Fischl! The artist has joined his wife April Gornik’s efforts to rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema by pledging $1 million to the affair. Other donors include Martin Scorsese, Harvey Weinstein, Nicole Miller, and Billy Joel, whose $500K donation means that his name will grace the popcorn stand. Adorable! • One Night, the mobile booking app for hotels, has expanded to the Hamptons, enabling us to book a last-minute getaway at hotels such as Gurney’s Montauk Resort, Surf Lodge, The Chequit, and others. • Hampton Ballet Theatre School is performing the ballet Peter and the Wolf on July 27 in Montauk and on August 1 at CMEE in Bridgehampton. For more info, call 631-237-4810.

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Inspiration on the outside. Hydration on the inside.

SHIPS AHOY! When booking your Hamptons vacay,

SORRY, kids, this is not the nomade!

why stay in a boring old house? Meet the Nomade, the first sailboat in the East End that’s available to rent by the night on Airbnb. This 35-foot beauty has two double cabins, a center “salon,” and an anchorage within “a short dinghy distance of Sag Harbor.” As for the experience? “Captain Eric” will take you for a sunset cruise before you decamp to town for dinner. Enjoy another sail and lunch on board the next day. $1,400 a night,



Unlimited Earth Care’s Frederico Azevedo hosted an al fresco cocktail party at the brand’s Concept Store on Scuttle Hole Road. Over rosé and light bites, the crowd perused the outdoor sculptures, contemplated this season’s hydrangeas, and talked shop while Azevedo (right, with Alex Cohen) showed friends and fans around his beautiful (and newly expanded!) space.


With SOPHIA BUSH at SUNGLASS HUT’s Made for summer party

IS THIS THE WORLD’S BEST SALAD? We have officially tasted greens so delicious that we relished each leaf like it was a potato chip. (Talk about things we never thought we’d say!) We grilled Good Water Farms impresario Brendan Davison: How did you get into the microgreens business? I feel the food system is broken and I wanted to do my part in changing the way people eat. I believe microgreens grown in soil can regenerate the body with their high levels of vitamins and nutrients. And you’re selling salad by subscription? We want to provide living microgreens year round. By bringing a living tray into one’s home, it creates a personal relationship with your food. What are your favorite ways to enjoy them? To cut them and put them in my mouth! Microgreens are four to six times more nutrient packed than their mature leaf counterpart, so I’m getting my daily dose of vitamins. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

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What’s your summer style? Simple slides or sneakers and a good pair of sunglasses, and I’m out the door. I like to keep it light! How many sunglasses do you own? I’ve honestly lost count, which makes me sort of embarrassed! It’s definitely a bit of an addiction for me. What’s your signature frame? Lately, I’ve been wearing a lot of round styles. Are you going anywhere on vacation? I just went to Colorado! Who’s your favorite travel companion? I’ve been traveling with my best friend Jed for a really long time. My girlfriend Ruthie and I have been on a bunch of trips together recently, too!

Don’t even think about THE 411 showing up for dinner at on Centro! Crow’s Nest or any breezy outdoor venue without a striped Everybody say hello to Centro Trattoria & cashmere sweater from Lingua Bar, the latest restaurant to hit the Hampton Franca’s new Picasso series. Bays. “I’ve been in the business my entire life, And yes, your little one can get his and here, I am able to take recipes from my family or her own to match. and share them with my guests,” says restaurateur Salvatore Biundo. “We have a gorgeous patio for you to enjoy summer days at our bottomless brunches, as well as a bocci court with a bocci league on Wednesday and open play the rest of the days.” Pro tip: Order the grilled octopus and linguine pescatore on your way back to the city! 336 W. Montauk Hwy.,

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Armarium, the preeminent purveyor of luxury fashion rentals, is popping up at Kirna Zabete in East Hampton over the weekend of July 8. Reserve frocks for your high summer events, and pick up some A-list accessories and add-ons from Kirna Zabete while you’re at it.

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Chic CITRUS Add a little zest to your summer wardrobe with a spritz of orange, lime, and lemon!

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“There’s a lot of shifting and slicing into pieces, which creates a sportiness.”

Stella McCartney celebrated Resort season with her annual garden party in NYC. The venue? The garden behind Chelsea’s High Line Hotel. Ky-Mani Marley (son of Bob) had guests grooving. “I grew up on reggae,” said McCartney. “No one plays enough of it anymore.” Agree!

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McCartney is a known environmentalist. harry’s latest buzz? Saving the bees!


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Goga Ashkenazi and her team took inspiration from 18th-century Japanese artist Hiroshige, who was known for his traditional ukiyo-e paintings depicting birds and flowers. Van Gogh also loomed large, given that he was influenced by painters like Hiroshige in his early career. Those concepts generated origami- and kimono-influenced looks adorned with pretty Japanese florals that mimic the French master’s post-Impressionist brushstroke styles. The Japanese touches only served to enhance Vionnet’s calling card: the plissé Madame Vionnet created out of pliable crêpe. Some of these gowns were done in her preferred palette of pale pink and ivory. Fun fact: Madame Vionnet originally set out to be a mathematics professor. So what could be more fitting than the geometric shapes inherent to Japanese style, gardens, and architecture?



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New season, new creative director. Following the exit of Fausto Puglisi, Marco Colagrossi has taken over the storied French brand. Hailing from the design teams of Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, he has infused Ungaro’s Resort collection with a light, fresh, and overall youthful feel without sacrificing sophistication. Wispy floral gowns and tunics are a perennial favorite. And that striped pajama-style suit, white ’80s-esque bolero, and denim cutout skirt will have the chic set swooning.



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“Thank you to the Tony voters, many of whom I’ve actually dated… I can’t remember the last time I had so much smoke blown up my ass, but there’s no more room!” —BETTE MIDLER, accepting her award for Hello, Dolly!

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House of Cards took Radio City when Kevin Spacey (and his many impersonations) hosted the 71st Tony Awards. A few pals—Stephen Colbert! Whoopi Goldberg! Billy Crystal! The Rockettes!—helped out, and pie, chocolate, and cannoli were served during performances. Besides Ben Platt belting a number from Dear Evan Hansen, the moment that stole the show? Bette Midler’s rambling acceptance speech for Best Lead Actress in Hello, Dolly! and her plea to the orchestra (“Shut that crap off!”) before continuing on and on anyway. That’s a wrap!

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Scarlett Johansson

Erich Bergen

Allison Janney

Rachel Bay Jones

The Rockettes

Bette Midler

Bee Shaffer and Anna Wintour


Best Musical: Dear Evan Hansen Best Lead Actress in a Musical: Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly! Best Lead Actor in a Musical: Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen Best Costume Design of a Musical: Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly! Best Revival of a Musical: Hello, Dolly! Best Revival of a Play: John Legend (co-producer), Jitney Best Play: Oslo Best Lead Actress in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2 Best Lead Actor in a Play: Kevin Kline, Present Laughter Best Costume Design of a Play: Jane Greenwood, The Little Foxes

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When Simone and Nicky Zimmermann come to town, the fashion world has come to expect a good party. So after their resort presentation in New York, the Australian impresarios behind Zimmermann decamped to the East End for a beautiful summer dinner at Athena Calderone’s Amagansett home. On the menu: grilled local catch, beet and tomato salad, and a basil rhubarb margarita that is already the stuff of legend. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID X PRUTTING

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GLAM’S NIGHT OUT The DailY SUMMER and Monica Vinader teamed up for a night of shopping at the jewelry store’s Soho digs to benefit GLAM4GOOD. Guests sipped wine and shopped Vinader’s lust-worthy baubles (we adore her bracelets!), and a portion of the proceeds from the eve benefited the women’s charity. BY sydney sadick & kristen heinzinger photography by ryan liu

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Natalie Suarez and Dylana Suarez

Mary Alice Stephenson

Carolyn Batista and Abigail Jorgensen

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What makes Monica Vinader a great partner for GLAM4GOOD? Any time a designer uses style and their platform to help raise awareness and wants to support GLAM4GOOD, it’s a powerful and important thing. It’s an honor to be picked as their first United States charitable partner. I love the jewelry—it’s chic and timeless. The quality is there. You can make it your own in the way you layer it, and I love the do-ityourself aspect, that it’s not using somebody else’s words. I love that someone can write their own message of empowerment, or they can write their own personal message to someone they care about and give it as a gift. What message would you put on your Monica Vinader bracelet? “Gratitude,” in all caps! What I most feel today is gratitude for those who are coming around to support GLAM4GOOD. I am not Bono. I’m not a supermodel. I am a single mom who’s done the best she can and had a great career. I could not have done it without the fashion and the beauty communities. As a young nonprofit, we need that support. What’s GLAM4GOOD been up to lately? We’ve been able to do eight initiatives in the past six weeks! My team and I have worked with and empowered 100 young women under 40 battling breast cancer. We just worked with 150 high school teens. And we did an initiative for young women who were formerly incarcerated. If you could gift a friendship bracelet to anyone, who’s first on the list? Ariana Grande. It takes guts to be fearless, even though you feel fear. She is GLAM4GOOD in my book. Her actions speak louder than any song.


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RICHARD BRENDON PATTERNITY Coupe salad plate, $115,

Unlimited earth care striped-shirted duck, $450, Unlimited Earth Care Concept Store, 2249 Scuttle Hole Rd., Bridgehampton

MADELINE WEINRIB blue carter cotton carpet, $450,

MQUAN medium stripe bell, $275,


SERENA & LILY Harbour Island floor pillow, $129,

CARLO MORETTI single flower blue and white vase, $325,

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Blue and white is an eternally chic summer staple. But when you infuse your home with the striped look that’s so popular in fashion, well, that’s when the magic happens!

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moroccanoil Body Buff in Originale, $52, Seawater Spa at Gurney’s Montauk Resort, 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, (631) 668-2345

MARC JACOBS O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in All About Yves, $26,

TARTE Filtered Light Setting Powder, $34,

CLARINS Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, $64,

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Why not show your indie spirit with red lips and electric blue lashes? A bold departure from the usual summer looks, it’s true, but this one is bound to ensure haute summer nights.

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GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in Flesh, $38, Macy’s, 190 Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, (631) 728-5500

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FAMOUS VIEW An incredible opportunity and a one-of-a-kind compound awaits you at 104 Wainscott Main, where two single, separate and secluded lots on Wainscott Pond occupy 11.7 acres and offer stretching, breathtaking views. Anyone who knows the Hamptons understands how prized the view is from Wainscott Main Street South looking out at the ocean. What a rare privilege is to wake up to that unparalleled beauty every morning! This exceptional property with a main house and guest house affords you a private paradise with endless greenery, awe inspiring ocean views, a swimming pool, tennis court, two outdoor showers and no wetland restrictions. The bright, airy 5,000 SF main house boasting 3 stories, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a full basement is a glorious retreat with hardwood floors, vaulted beamed ceilings, large windows, and wraparound porches for gazing tranquilly at nature. The 1,200 SF guesthouse is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full kitchen and a full basement as well. Each lot can easily accommodate an 18,000 SF home with pool and tennis, making the potential for an enviable resort-like compound. Outdoor lighting by Greg Yale and landscaping by Edwina VonGal complement the stunning, scenic setting. Other highlights include a 2-car detached garage and a bike shed. Price Upon Request. WEB# 54594



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maison margiela striped ribbedcotton cardigan, $1,880,

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marc jacobs striped cotton sweater, $350,


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Hi, Miss American Pie! Set tongues wagging in this hot-to-trot hue. BY paige reddinger

Marni leather and crystal flower earrings, $387,

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gucci leather platform sandals, $990,

miu miu lace-trimmed polo shirt, $685,


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miu miu square-frame glittered acetate sunglasses, $480,

eres HĂŠxagone belted bandeau swimsuit, $560, Eres, 55 Main St., East Hampton, (631) 604-5544

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baby Find summer serenity in cool shades of blue. BY paige reddinger

Marte Frisnes Raquel tassel bangle in navy, $208,

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NOTHING BUT UPToN When Kate Upton last graced the cover of The Daily Summer, she was a gorgeous teenage upstart who had grand plans for world domination. Six years later, the 25-year-old has graced countless covers, dominated Hollywood, and now, signed with The Lions Model Management. Time for a catch-up! BY EDDIE ROCHE We met when you were 19, and you quickly became a household name. How did you deal with so much notoriety at such a young age? I was very grateful for my success. I started modeling when I was 15, so it didn’t really happen overnight. I spent three years working hard, learning about the industry, and meeting different people. Nobody really prepared me for [success]. At the beginning, people thought they knew who I was before getting to know me. Slowly, I’ve worked to bring my real personality to the forefront. How do you want to be perceived? I’m not one-dimensional; I’m a whole person. Sports Illustrated really launched me, so everyone looked at me as a swimsuit model with a curvy body. How has your life changed? Where do I start? I feel like I’m in a much more stable place in my life than when I was 19. I’m engaged! [Upton’s fiancé is Detroit Tigers baseball player Justin Verlander.] I’m still growing my career and branching out into new directions. I also understand the world that I’m in better, and maybe I have a better appreciation for it. What’s next for you in fashion? I found the most success through my message of body confidence and positivity. I want to continue being a spokesperson for that, and helping women find balance between living a healthy life—working out and eating well—but also enjoying their lives. In terms of Hollywood, I’ve been taking acting classes for seven years. I want to continue growing in that outlet but continue my modeling career as well. Do you have any regrets? Of course, but any mistake that I’ve made in my professional life has been a learning experience. Now, I’m smarter and more prepared. Why did you want to work with [photographers] Matt Easton and Siobhan Roso for our shoot? I’ve worked with a lot of iconic photographers,



but I also think it’s so great to work with upcoming talent. Matt and Siobhan come from a really unique place—they worked with [photographers] Mert [Alas] & Marcus [Piggot]. You have a massive Instagram presence. Does it stress you out to have so many followers? I’m one of those people who sometimes forgets to post! It’s difficult, because people don’t like you to post much on jobs. If I take behind-the-scenes photos, I end up forgetting about them completely by the time the work comes out. But I do enjoy sharing some of my life with my fans. How are your horses? They’re in Florida. I have two new ones, which are rescues. I train them whenever I’m in town. Being out at the barn with the horses is helpful to my mind. It makes me feel connected with life and slows everything down. It’s my outdoor therapy. You had your third Sports Illustrated cover this year! I was so excited. That team is truly like family. They helped launch my career in a massive way, and they are lovely people. This year’s issue was all about women of every age and size loving themselves and showing their confidence. Will we see you in the Hamptons this year? I would love to go! I used to go once a year, and I love it. I grew up in Florida, so my favorite thing to do is to hit the beach! What kind of sunscreen do you use? Neutrogena SPF 110 on my face. Very smart! Your birthday was this month. What did you do? I went to Tokyo! When I got back to L.A., my friends threw me a surprise party, which was a lot of fun. Any plans for July 4th? It’s my dad’s birthday, so every year, my entire family goes to my hometown of St. Joseph, Michigan, to celebrate. ß


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casting the net When she’s not busy running the biggest luxury fashion e-commerce site in the world, Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter president Alison Loehnis finds time to return home to New York and revisit her childhood escape in the Hamptons. But as an expat in London, Loehnis is just a short plane ride away from the chicest destinations on the planet. She fills us in on her summer getaways from the East End to luxe Italian seaside retreats and beyond. By PAIGE REDDINGER Where did you spend your summers growing up? Wainscott and East Hampton. It was still a destination and a place people gravitated to for its natural beauty and the beaches, but it was a lot less developed. We would go there year round. I have memories of being in the East Hampton movie theater in December when there were only three people there. So it’s really changed a lot. As a kid, my favorite thing ever was The Penny Candy store in Water Mill—it closed down years ago, but the sign was still up as of last summer. My secret dream was to actually buy the sign from the landlord, so maybe it’s still there. But overall, my memories were always about the beaches, in Wainscott and more recently, Georgica Beach in East Hampton, and the farmstands. Do you make it back often? Yes, every summer! Our U.S. headquarters are in New York, so every summer, I spend a few weeks working there, and I’ll spend the weekends out on Long Island, which is just such a treat. Having traveled all over, it’s such a specific part of the world that you can’t really find anywhere else. Where do you stay in the Hamptons? My family has a house in East Hampton, so we always go there for a family reunion. It’s an opportunity to remind my very British children that they’re half American. [Laughs] What did your British husband think of the Hamptons on his first visit? He loved it! Hilariously, I grew up calling the Hamptons “the country,” so when he got there he said to me, “Just so you know, this is not the country. The country does not have an Hermès store.” Where do you love to go when you aren’t coming back home? One of the great things about London is that you can get to so many places so quickly. Every year, usually in FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

early July, we go to Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Italy. The hotel is completely fabulous and chic. It’s old-school in the best sense of the expression. The food is fantastic. The idea of eating incredibly well, swimming all day, and reading with an Aperol Spritz is pretty amazing. What draws you to the Italian beaches? In college, I spent just over a semester living in Florence with an Italian family. I was an art history major, and I also studied Italian and French. I’ve always loved the language and been hugely interested in Italy’s culture, history, and people. I spent all my summers—and winters, for that matter—growing up near a beach, so I love the sea. Just before I moved to England, I consulted my paper files of places I wanted to go to when I moved to Europe, and there was an article on the Aeolian Islands. I went to Panarea, and I had the best time of my life. So I went back and discovered Stromboli, Filicudi, and the other islands. Probably about eight years ago, we started going to Pantelleria. From a landscape perspective, it’s volcanic, so it’s quite rugged. There’s nothing fancy about it. It’s surrounded

by sea, and it’s incredibly beautiful. Although it’s beloved by many Italians, it feels like it’s off the beaten path. A discovery that we made there early on is renting a small boat and cruising around the island. You can find hot springs in certain parts of the island. There are prehistoric ruins, there are some medieval tombs—it’s wonderful. What is your go-to cuisine? It absolutely varies. Tons and tons of fish and usually some sort of grilled orata. I always have calamari. How do you pack when you travel? I like to think that I pack really efficiently. Saying that, I consider it a success if I wear everything in my bag. I’m always mindful of where I’m headed. I’m a planner, so I’m not a last-minute packer. For example, when I go to Pantelleria, I pack all flats. I do get dressed for dinner, but nothing fancy. It’s a super casual island. I don’t like to be overdressed on vacation. I’m regularly adding to my holiday wardrobe, but then there are staples that always come with me on every trip. 7





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“I consider it a success if I wear everything in my bag. i’m always mindful of where i’m headed.” Such as? Ancient Greek Sandals, Lisa Marie Fernandez beach dresses and caftans, and Eres bikinis, which I wear in the same style in assorted colors. I always wear the Eres Show bandeau bikini from Les Essentiels collection. I’ll bring a Sophie Anderson bag or clutch and one of her floppy hats or a brightly colored Bottega Veneta clutch. I also love Hampton Sun and the Sicily sun products, as well as sunglasses from The Row and Illesteva. Have you discovered any new destinations lately? The Seychelles, and I would go back tomorrow or the next day or the next day after that. We went to a hotel that just opened in October called Zil Pasyon. It’s run by Six Senses hotel group, and they have amazing properties. The island is called Félicité, and you feel like you’re in a tropical oasis. It’s hilly with palm trees and beautiful slabs of granite and beautiful


sea with lots of tropical birds flying around. The hotel is comprised of individual villas. It’s an amazing combination of being relaxed and local, but also super luxurious. We had dinner under the stars! We also did a boat trip to several islands, including Curieuse, where I saw the most beautiful water I’ve ever seen, with giant tortoises roaming around. What will you be reading this summer? A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, and the new Paul Auster book, 4321: A Novel. I also love Sarah Dunant’s historical fiction. People have been raving about Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders. I’ve always got a list going. I toggle between physical copies and the Kindle. Any magazines? Of course, Porter magazine—that goes without saying, although I don’t wait for vacation. I read pretty much all the fashion glossies. But from an extracurricular standpoint, I read World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Vanity Fair,

glam getaway 1. A scenic view of Porto Ercole, Italy. 2. Eres Show bandeau top, $205, and Cavale bikini bottom, $165, in deep purples, 3. The Summer 2017 issue of Net-a-Porter’s Porter magazine, featuring Bella Hadid. 4. An Aperol Spritz from Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Italy. 5. Illesteva Leonard sunglasses in acetate, $180, 6. A giant tortoise on the island of Curieuse in the Seychelles. 7. The rugged beauty of the island of Pantelleria in the Mediterranean.

Vogue, “How to Spend It,” and The Week. I would love to say that I read The New Yorker regularly. I subscribe, but I just wish I had more time to read it. What is on your wish list from Net-a-Porter for summer? How much time do you have? A number of Etro pieces, like great drawstring pajama pants and boho dresses, Valentino sandals, and an Isabel Marant jumpsuit, and some Pippa Holt caftans. But I spend quite a bit of time in the summer in New York City, so there are a few Prada and Gucci pieces as well. My home away from home in New York is The Lowell Hotel. I’ve been going there for years. What do you love about The Lowell? That’s where I spent my wedding night, and as a New Yorker, it was the first hotel I ever stayed in in New York. The staff is amazing, it’s run efficiently, and the service is great. I like that it’s discreet and tucked away, and it’s classic and borrows the best from the past while still maintaining its modernity. What’s next on your travel bucket list? I would love to go to the Galapagos. You can do a water safari, which I would love to do. I would also love to go to Patagonia and do a huge tour of Japan, but on the immediately achievable part of my list I would love to go to the Hotel Esencia in Tulum, Mexico. I’m always thinking of new places! ß FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M


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For Sofia Sanchez de Betak, there’s nothing better than a sweet escape to an off-the-radar destination in far-flung locales around the globe. Now, the sartorial darling and fashion consultant has turned her love for all things travel into a budding “Chufy” empire, comprised of a book and clothing and accessory line inspired by her journeys. By sydney sadick What sparked your desire to write your new book, Travels With Chufy? There’s so much information [on travel] out there nowadays—blogs, websites—but it’s hard to get the right recommendations and to know who to trust. Where to start? Where to go? Whose advice is worth following? My book puts together all these pieces, covering what I’ve been discovering for many years and capturing my love for traveling. Where did “Chufy” come from? It’s my nickname! There were four Sofias in my class at school, so we all needed a different name to identify one another. How did you catch the traveling bug? Both of my parents are in tourism. My mom has a travel agency—she’s always taken us around the world on every holiday. She would fight with the headmistress of my school, because I would learn much more on a trip to Egypt than a week in school. I can’t remember half of what I learned in school, but I remember every detail of our trips. Where’s the most far-off place you’ve been to? Antarctica. That was a hard one to get to, but wow… one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen. What are your favorite hotels around the world? Instead of staying at five-star hotels, I like staying at FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

places that are atypical, especially private homes. That way, you get to know someone local, and they take care of you in a different way. Hotels don’t interest me that much. I love Hazz, a private house in Istanbul. It has luxurious bedrooms that are set up like a hotel, but you feel like a local, because the owner takes you around to her favorite bazaars, and it’s in an area with great antiques and vintage, which I love. You don’t have a ton of people servicing you, but it’s amazing. This place completely changed my perception of Istanbul. There’s also a great beach resort in Kenya called Kiwayu. It’s basically in the middle of nowhere. You have to spend an hour and a half on a boat to get there. There’s an amazing cabana with no windows or glass or doors. It has the most incredible beach and the freshest fish— it feels like you have the island to yourself. You can even surf in the sand and snorkel and scuba dive and hunt for oysters! How do you deal with flight delays? I’m not the nicest human being at airports. [Laughs] I sometimes lose my temper. But sometimes, the airlines do, too! I always bring my iPad, watch movies, and catch up on my reading with the Audible app. I’ll walk around the airport listening to my books.

Is your husband [fashion show producer Alexandre de Betak] a good travel partner? He’s the best. At the beginning, when we started dating, he would go to the same place every summer and I’d be like, “No, life is too short. We should go somewhere new and exotic!” It took me a while to convince him to start going to new places, but he soon did it, and now, we can’t imagine a holiday without an exotic destination. We still go to Majorca, but we try to go to other exciting places, like Kenya and Iceland, too. You had an epic wedding in your native Argentina. Yes, our wedding was in the north of Patagonia where I’d go on holiday when I was little. It was fabulous. I still haven’t edited one album or video, though! Do you stay digitally connected when you’re traveling? I try to go to places that don’t have Internet access or cell phone reception. When we go to Patagonia, there are no phones or TVs. You have to drive 20 minutes to get any sort of reception, and I love it! Compared to everyone in my family, I’m the least addicted to technology. What’s your recommendation for someone who wants a long weekend away from NYC? Harbour Island in the Bahamas. I love the Ocean View

GET THE LOOK: CHUFY CHIC Club. It’s easy and close and beautiful. It feels homey! Where are you off to this summer? We haven’t decided yet. Definitely Majorca, but I still haven’t decided about our additional trip. I’m looking at some Northern countries that I’ve never been to. I found Sparrow Island on the map…maybe we’ll go there! This summer also marks the launch of your own fashion collection, Chufy. It was inspired by the countryside in Argentina, but the clothes can be worn anywhere. I brought some of the pieces on my trip to Kenya last year, and everyone was asking me about it. You’ll find ponchos, boots, shirtdresses, skirts, jewelry…a bit of everything, all of which you can combine in different destinations. What we can expect for future collections? Every collection will be based off of one of my trips. The next ones will be Japan and Kenya. The collections don’t necessarily align with trends, but rather with the places that inspire me. I think it’s beautiful to wear something that reminds you of a place. ß

Pieces from Sofia’s debut collection, available at

pack like chufy! For Sofia Sanchez de Betak, achieving the perfect vacation wardrobe is all about strategy. Her top tips:

PACK LIGHT! “The more I’m in fashion the less I care about material things, so I’m fine with traveling with my two caftans and one pair of sandals for a weekend. I’d rather feel handfree than heavy.”

wild life (Clockwise from left) At Jack’s Camp in Botswana; lunch on a hanging bridge over the Traful River in Argentina; with camera in hand.

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stay organized “I love those little pouches to separate your clothes from your nightwear, etc. It’ll stop you from having to look for your things and getting everything messed up.”

DRESSES ARE KEY “Don’t worry about all your separates—just pack dresses! They’re the most convenient thing you can pack. They take up just an inch of your suitcase. Four silk dresses, and you’re done!”


shorten your beauty routine “Wear your basics. Not every day needs to be aesthetic. The more products I put on my skin, the more I break out!”

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nachos with nacho!

Polo superstar Nachos Figueras recently marked his 10th year as a player in the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. How to celebrate? How about some nachos! The Daily Summer recently lunched with the Argentinian hunk at Tortilla Flats to chat about turning 40, life on the East End, and how he keeps track of his massive collection of horses. BY EDDIE ROCHE PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEFANIA CURTO FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

How are your nachos? Excellent. I love Mexican food, especially guacamole. I actually don’t eat it very often because I try to keep my carb intake low. I turned 40 this year, so I have to take care of myself! In Argentina, nachos are not a real thing unless you go to a Mexican restaurant. Why were you named Nacho? It’s a nickname for Ignacio, which is my real name. In Spain, all the Nachos are Ignacios. How did you feel about turning 40? I’m fine. Age is just a number, so I don’t mind. It is a number, though! Forty! You start to feel like you’re on the other side of the cliff. What did you do to celebrate? You want to know the truth? [Laughs] I played snow polo in Montreal. My wife wanted to kill me. I committed to the event over a year ago, and I couldn’t pull out of it. I eventually celebrated at a family reunion. You’ve been coming out East for 18 years. What do you love about it? Everything! What’s not to love? I love it, my kids love it. I get to play polo, the beaches are right here, and I have a lot of friends because I’ve been coming for such a long time. I normally stay the entire summer. When I am there, I am there!

What area do you prefer? Sag Harbor. I just love it. It’s in the middle of everything! What restaurants do you frequent? Nick & Toni’s, The Palm, the Old Stove Pub, Sen. I’ve been going to those for a long time! Where do you play here? Bridgehampton Polo Club and Southampton Polo Club, and there are also some private fields. Do you keep any horses in the Hamptons? Fifteen! I have 300 horses in total, mostly in Argentina. Is that in some kind of Guinness Book of World Records? No! [Laughs] I actually used to have a lot more. I had around 550 and then a few years ago, I decided to downsize because I was starting to lose track. How do you even name 300 horses? I have mares that I breed from. We do something called embryo transfer, so I get two or three babies out of the same mare every year. We take embryos out of the best mares we have and put them in surrogate mothers. Every mare has a theme, so I have names of magazines, hotels, museums, rock bands, singers, actors. There’s a Shakira, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Morissette. When I read the names of the horses, I know who the mother is. Although I know it anyway! What were your summers like growing up? They were spent mostly on the farm in Argentina, playing polo and riding horses. Argentina has a lot of land and a lot of horses! I always say if you are born in Hawaii, you are most likely going to surf, and if you are born in New York, you are going to play baseball or basketball. If you are born in Argentina, there is a chance you will ride horses and eventually play polo. It’s something you really inherit. Do you think you’ll give up polo in a few years? No, no! Never. Though at 45, you start to feel that

“Polo will be my thing for a very long time. i’ll play until my body says, ‘Enough!’ ”

HORSING AROUND Figueras doing his thing at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.

your reflexes are not the same. I’m already not as fast as I was when I was 20, from a reaction standpoint, but I’m a little bit wiser. You know what’s going to happen and start to anticipate it. Polo will be my thing for a very long time. I’ll play until my body says, “Enough!” That will probably not be until I’m 70. Which up-and-coming players do you admire? There are a lot! Facundo Pieres is a young guy who is really great. Right now, I’m more focused on my son’s career than I am on mine. My focus when I wake up every day is how to help him become a better player. You’re still at the top of your field. How does that feel? It’s a responsibility, but in a good way. I want to continue to represent my sport and country and the brands that support me. You and your wife have also written some books. Tell us more! They’re romance novels—spicy ones! [Literary agent]

Luke Janklow is a friend of mine, and we were eating out and he said he had this crazy idea! He said, “I know how passionate you are about promoting polo and I think a romantic novel could really get it into a lot of new homes. Women would love it!” When I told Luke that I would do it, I wanted to make sure that it felt right—everything would be truthful to what polo is about. We ended up doing three books that are available in Spanish, German, and English. What else do you want to do? I really hope these books become movies—not because I want to be in the movie business, but a film would really help polo and educate people. Kind of what Days of Thunder did for NASCAR! Now that we’ve conquered nachos, any restaurant recommendations for Argentinian food out East? Not really! We make a lot of barbecues at home. Maybe I should open one. You just gave me an idea! ß


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Tired of wearing the same arm candy as every other girl on the Jitney? Meet Gretchen Maull, whose new line of handbags has the style set ditching their Mansurs. Designed in New York and made in Italy, GG Maull bags are a little bit rocker, and a little bit ladylike—not unlike the designer herself. Over breakfast in Bridgehampton, she talks shop! BY ASHLEY BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM JESS LAIRD FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

What’s your backstory? I grew up in California. I wanted to be a designer my whole life. After my freshman year of college, I got into a summer program at Parsons in Paris, Milan, and Belgium. After that, I was like, I’m not coming home! I wanted to move to Europe to pursue fashion and accessory design full-time, but I had to prove to my parents that fashion could be a career. So I started off by interning for six months at Proenza Schouler, and then I transferred to the Istituto Marangoni in Milan.

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READY FOR ACTION From going-out clutches to versatile totes, Maull’s designs are at home in the Hamptons.

What did you study? I did an undergraduate degree in fashion design, and then I did a one-year master’s program in shoes and handbags. I loved the Italian culture—it’s so different. They really focus on the history of design, and they really value design and technique. Professionals from the industry would come in and teach us, and we were competing against other students for internships. How’s your Italian? I’m still working on it! The people who work at my factory don’t speak English, and neither do my contacts at the main tannery I use for sourcing leathers. I’m still taking lessons twice a month! What was your biggest takeaway from your time in Italy? That you have to salt your water before you make pasta or vegetables! [Laughs] I really learned how to relax and live in the moment. I feel like we’re always fighting that impulse in fashion—now, I design when it makes me happy, and I don’t worry too much about the calendar. What coaxed you back to the States? After I got my degrees, I moved back to New York to be an assistant designer at Oscar de la Renta. My first day at work was September 15, 2008—the day when Lehman Brothers crashed. I feel like the fashion industry still hasn’t recovered! Everything was changing so quickly. It was a great experience; I got to do a lot of different things while assisting in accessory design. And then? I wanted to move on, and I was unsure of what I wanted to do. I went freelance, designing jewelry at Coach and handbags at Kate Spade. Then I got an offer to work at Calvin Klein launching its white label. That was really cool—we picked all the basic leathers, designed all the hardware…it was an opportunity to create all the brand’s signatures, which are usually established. It was my first time learning about how to build a brand from the ground up. Than Juicy contacted me when they were trying to relaunch the brand, and they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I worked my way up to a senior designer role. What inspired the decision to launch your own line? Juicy was sold, and I was kept on during the

“i was sneaking into star room back in the day. now, i never leave the house!” transition, showing corporate liquidators around. In our sample room, we had all sorts of leathers and machines—the sorts of things I’d need to start my own line. The liquidators said, “Why don’t you get rid of this or donate to someone?” It was almost like the universe was giving me the perfect opportunity. Also, at the same time, I experienced a personal tragedy: My sister was hit by a car while crossing 42nd Street. She’s fine now, but she was in coma for two weeks. It just really quickly made me prioritize my life. There is no time like the present! What was your concept for GG Maull? My brand essence is joy, and to spread joy through my handbags is my gift. Women are multidimensional—our design is all about rebellious sophistication. The shapes are really easy and multifunctional, allowing you to live life to the fullest. Carpe diem! But the sophisticated element is derived from the fact that our designs are made in Italy from luxurious materials—leather, python—

and finished with Art Deco detailing. There’s also a nod to the ’80s—I love gold chains, power dressing, and female empowerment. It’s always a reference for us. What was your first big success with GG Maull? It happened the first season, when Intermix picked up the line. It’s still one of our biggest points of distribution, along with Curve. We’re also carried in about 10 specialty stores around the country, and I’d like to get into a major [department store] next season. I’m also building up my online business, because I enjoy having a direct relationship with the consumer. I’d love to grow the line to include all accessories—shoes, belts, jewelry…and sunglasses! All in good time! How long have you been going to the Hamptons? A decade, at least. I was sneaking into Star Room back in the day. Now, I never leave the house! My husband, Bennat, and I started dating about eight years ago, and we go to his family’s house here in Bridgehampton every single summer. What are some of your pastimes? The beach, of course, and I love how it’s juxtaposed with farmland. I love all the horse farms, too—I ride every weekend. And I spend a lot of time at the design stores here—interior design is another passion of mine. I love mixing patterns and working with bright colors, natural stones—a luxe, urban boho vibe. Come over to my apartment in the city, and you’ll get it! Will do. Any other hobbies? I love eating. [Laughs] We’re big food people! ß

GRETCHEN MAULL V. GRETCHEN MOL These two blonde creatives have more in common than merely similar-sounding names!

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Marin County, CA


Deep River, CT


Astrological sign


Interning at Proenza Schouler

Starter job

Taking tickets at the Angelika

Real estate developer Bennat Berger

Handsome husband

Director Tod Williams

Summers in the Hamptons, vacations in Capri

Seaside sensibilities

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Cook Out!

Don’t let Jack Brinkley-Cook’s good looks fool you—whether catching waves in Montauk or taking hikes in Bridgehampton, you’ll likely find the 22-year-old son of supermod Christie Brinkley hitting the outdoors instead of a nightclub—with the exception of Surf Lodge, of course. BY SYDNEY SADICK Photography by helen eriksson What was it like growing up in the Hamptons? It was really nice, because it’s so beautiful out here. When the weather was bad, or if there was a party going on in the city, I could be in Manhattan in two hours. I feel like I grew up between the two places. Did it ever get boring? I wouldn’t say I was bored—on the weekends, all my friends were out of school, so we did what kids did. When I went to the city, I’d stay at my older sister Alexa [Ray Joel]’s apartment for a night. But when I come back now after living in the city for three and a half years and living in Boston a year before that— I studied at Emerson my freshman year—I kind of think to myself, I don’t know if I could do it out here on a Wednesday in February or March! How has the Hamptons changed? It’s just getting busier, but since I’ve been able to participate in the nightlife and social scene in the Hamptons a bit, I like the progression. What spots do you hit up now? Me and my friends are more likely to have a bonfire on Ocean Road Beach than ever go to a club, aside from Surf Lodge, because we love it there. We surf all day in Montauk, grab lunch, and then head over to Surf Lodge in the afternoon. They always have great music and good vibes. Most of what I do in the Hamptons is outdoors! Like what? I’m getting into fishing. I’m not really catching much, but I’m trying. My house in Bridgehampton is on a decent amount of property, a lot of which is woods and has nature trails throughout. Occasionally, my friends and I will hike through the woods, but the ticks kind of killed that. I started surfing when I was young but really got into it around six years ago. Surfing has become a huge part of my life. My friends and I are constantly checking the surf report. Even in the winter, if we see the conditions will be good, we’ll pack a bag and head out East at the crack of dawn. When did you realize that your mom was a supermodel? I was 10 years old, and we went to the premiere of a


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beachy keen (Clockwise from left) On the beach with sister Alexa; hitting the waves; lunching with Mom.

Harry Potter film. I remember Daniel Radcliffe came up to her and I was like, “That’s Harry Potter!” I think that was the first time that I realized she didn’t have a normal job. Was she strict when you were younger? Like any kid, I had my mishaps here and there, and when she needed to be strict, she was, but she’s a pretty outgoing, energetic person. She was also really focused, too. She runs a ton of businesses—she works harder than anybody I know. She’s constantly traveling, and when it comes to business and that stuff, she’s serious. What’s the best piece of advice your mom has given you? As cliché as it sounds, she’s always been hugely encouraging of doing what we love. Life is too short to not do something that you want to do every day. My sisters and I have understood the importance of that. What does she think of your shirtless Instagram posts? I don’t have that many! She hasn’t really said anything so I don’t know if she’s into it, but she’s not opposed. She knows I’m 22 and not doing anything bad. [Laughs] Was there ever pressure to get into modeling? I never really felt the pressure of following in my mom’s footsteps. My little sister [Sailor] has these incredible blossoming careers in modeling and photography. My oldest sister [Alexa] is a musician, and she does shows all over and does really well. My mom was good about encouraging us to do what we wanted. She wanted us to find our interests and then pursue them. How did you end up studying acting? After my freshman year at Emerson, where I was studying marketing, I realized that marketing wasn’t what I wanted to do. I applied to the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, which is where I am now. It’s been my home away from home in the city. I’ve been in a short film and I’m auditioning around, which is pretty easy, because if I have to miss class, they understand! Are you into the theater scene out East? Yeah. Bay Street Theater is a fantastic amenity. Every summer for the past four or five summers, my mom is in a show at Guild Hall in East Hampton—which is an equally impressive establishment and platform—that’s a comedic take on reading genuine autobiographies from celebrities. It’s pretty hilarious. In October, my mom and I go to the Hamptons International Film Festival

A SURFER’S GUIDE TO THE HAMPTONS How does Jack Brinkley-Cook spend an ideal day?

1. Wake up and go straight to Goldberg’s Famous Bagels on the Napeague stretch for a breakfast sandwich and coffee. 2. Check the surf report: “I look to Corey Senese from Corey’s Wave. He’s the guy who taught me how to surf.”

religiously. That’s sort of our thing—I look forward to that probably more than any other weekend over the course of the year. What’s the dynamic like between you and your sisters? Alexa was living in the city when I moved there— Sailor wasn’t there yet—so Alexa became my go-to person for advice. She and I have traveled on our own more than Sailor and I have, so that’s a special bond. The last place we went to was the Caribbean. My mom has a home there. Sailor and I grew up together in the Hamptons. We both went to the Ross School, so we got into a little trouble together. She’s my little sister, so I always look out for her, but she has actually now become friends with all my friends. Why did you and Sailor keep both of your parents’ names? It’s funny—I don’t know exactly when that kind of happened. I write my name as Jack Brinkley-Cook and I noticed recently that Sailor doesn’t include the hyphen. People just always referred to me as Jack Brinkley-Cook over Jack Brinkley or Jack Cook, so it sort of just became what it was. Is it a full house in the Hamptons during the summer? It tends to be. Alexa spends the majority of her time from June through September at my mom’s house. Sailor is in and out. I’m in and out, too, but you can count on the weekends being full. Do you cook? In the city, it’s so easy to order takeout. Out here, we

3. If conditions permit, get in a fun surf at Ditch Plains Beach. 4. Grab a post-surf snack: “The acai bowls at Happy Bowls in Montauk are great.” 5. Do some shopping for new gear: “Pilgrim Surf + Supply in Amagansett is a good go-to.” 6. Next, lunch: “I like to pick up something quick and healthy at Provisions Natural Foods in Sag Harbor. The breakfast burrito is particularly good, served all day.”

don’t have Postmates, so I’m more likely to cook. I try to eat healthy, but I can’t compare to my mom and my sister. My mom is a pescetarian, and Sailor is a vegan and gluten-free. Alexa eats a little meat, but really only white meat—she eats healthy as well. I try to eat healthy, but I sort of stretch the boundaries. Last night, I was looking around the kitchen, and everything was just soybean this and almond milk that. The only thing that seemed a little bit on the edge was a Bisquick pancake mix, so I ended up making pancakes! ß FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M


CHEEKY CHIC Photographer Jaime Lopez (left) shot the Milly Cabana campaign at The Surf Lodge in Montauk.

CABANA LIVING When Michelle Smith goes to Surf Lodge, The Daily Summer follows suit! We recently tagged along for a behind-the-scenes look at Milly Cabana’s lookbook shoot, where photographer Jaime Lopez and models Sofia Resing and Caroline Kelley captured the brand’s latest wares. During a break, we sat down with Smith to learn how she’s giving new life to her swimwear line! By EDDIE ROCHE Photography BY WILLIAM jess LAIRD What’s the story behind your swimwear line? When I launched Milly Cabana in 2005, there was a void in the market for this type of product. For a young woman like myself, there were brands that sold a $400 or $500 bikini, or it was the much lower-price-point bikini, but there was nothing in that sweet spot of the in-the-middle swimsuit. So we launched it, and it was a fantastic success from the get-go. It opened up new markets for me, but as the years went by, that niche became so flooded with so many other brands, so… A relaunch? Yes! I’m really excited and I’ve put a lot of energy into this collection, with a really forward direction that mirrors my ready-to-wear collection. There are a lot of the same signature details— FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

the straps, the ties, the cheeky cuts. Do you essentially design for yourself? [Laughs] Yeah! Even from the starting point, it’s very personal. As I’m sketching, I’m always thinking about what I want to wear. How do I want to feel? What do I want to reveal? I try on each piece personally. Sometimes, on my Instagram account, you’ll see some funny selfies of me pulling pieces off the sewing machines and trying them on. I also think of the regions when I design—“Maybe the girl in Nantucket isn’t ready for the cheeky bottom, but I know the girl in Miami is!” I tailor the collection to different markets. What are some of your favorite looks in the collection? Well the Sea, Sex, and Sun [suit] comes from the

“i’ve been going to Mediterranean beaches for years, and it’s always been normal for even grandmothers to wear cheeky suits.” iconic French song by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. I’m really excited about the revival of the one-piece swimsuit—super hot, super sexy and it’s also great for moms! Growing up, we all wore onepieces, and it was all about the high-cut leg, which is so elongating and flattering. I’ve been going to Mediterranean beaches for years, and it’s always been normal for even grandmothers to wear cheeky suits. No one bats an eyelash! Here, people have been more reserved about it, but 20 years later, we’re finally catching on. What colors are featured prominently in the collection? I’ve used solid colors that are really vibrant and span the colors of the rainbow. They’re tied together by a streaky rainbow print. I’ve sprinkled in some of my signature prints, especially stripes in a nautical palette. What are women really looking for in a bathing suit? A suit that flatters their body type, which is ALL ABOARD! (From left) Sofia Resing, Michelle Smith, something I thought about a lot with this collection. and Caroline Kelley get into the summer spirit. I offer a lot of different cuts for a lot of different body types. Don’t worry, girlfriends—I got you! If you don’t feel confident in what you’re wearing, you’re estate agent, showed us our summer house. He shot not going to look good. It has to be about your inner our first Milly campaigns back in the day. He took me confidence. under his wing, because I didn’t know how to cast or Who is Cabana’s target customer? who to call at a modeling agency. He’s such a humble In general, she’s from 24 to 44, but I see teenagers guy, and so accomplished and talented. It’s really fun all the way up to women in their sixties wearing my to work with him. stuff. I also make Milly Minis swimwear, so I’m really What are your travel plans for this summer? getting them young—starting at 2 years old! I’m going to Formentera, Spain! It’s just south Something for everyone! What was the concept of Ibiza. I’ve never been there. I’m emotionally for this shoot? attached to Southern Italy and Capri, but I want to I didn’t want to do a studio shoot for my branch out a bit, and I’ve heard great things about Formentera. And then I’ll be in the swimwear because it feels way more Hamptons the rest of the summer. exciting and authentic to be in an outdoor Favorite place! setting. I’m a girl who hangs out in the Don’t miss the What else is new at Milly? Hamptons and the collection is made Milly pop-up shop We’re expanding our business, in New York, so Surf Lodge felt like the at The Surf Lodge on we’re looking into a retail store in right place and right vibe. Saturday, July 1, Los Angeles, and we’re growing our How did you meet the from 12–7 p.m. retail presence and our e-commerce photographer, Jaime Lopez? We met in the Hamptons—his wife, business. Knock on wood, we’re really Marilyn [Clark], a retired model and real having a great year! ß FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M


Salvatore Piazzolla, the East End’s reigning sun king, sheds light on what’s new with his chic luxury suncare range, Hampton Sun. Take it away, Sal! BY KRISTEN HEINZINGER

How did you end up as a suncare guy? Before Hampton Sun, I was doing real estate. One day I was sitting poolside in Southampton when my partner and I came up with the idea. We were inspired by our travels, especially a trip to St. Barths, which has a sunscreen line named after it. No one else was playing in the luxury sunscreen space, and nothing was really special—it either reeked of alcohol or smelled like a piña colada. It wasn’t glamorous. [Laughs] We wanted to come up with something that not only felt good and looked good but was really effective and used the best technology available. So we met with a worldrenowned chemist and came up with some brilliant formulas. Michael Kors was the first person we ran the idea by, and he gave the thumbs-up! That’s a great endorsement! More than a decade later, what’s new? We’ve expanded our assortment in a much broader way. Over the past 11 years, science has evolved, and trends have changed. We’ve branched into mineral sunscreen, which is our new launch this season. It’s all natural and made with 100 percent zinc oxide. It has anti-acne benefits and a silky, mousse-like texture. It’s all natural and fragrance-free, but we elevated the experience by infusing it with natural pomegranate for a little citrus vibe. What new products do you have lined up? A lip gelée with SPF 30. It has a beautiful texture and is hydrating on the lip with a little satin finish. That brings us to 27 products. What is the brand’s greatest claim to fame? We are known to be called “liquid gold in a bottle.” We are also endorsed by NYC dermatologist Dr. Lance Brown, who was voted best in NYC. He chooses Hampton Sun as his favorite.


What’s happening in the prestige suncare space? Trends have definitely shifted and the new generation is educated about the importance of wearing sunscreen every day. We offer sun protection for every sunbather, whether it’s the mist for the sporty adult, the gels or oils for the sunbather, or our baby and kids formulas. It’s all natural and 100 percent mineral. The kids’ is one of Dr. Lance Brown’s favorites. Then, of course, we have all the bronzers, which are really beautiful. So, what are your summer plans? We have a home in Southampton, and we plan to stay around here. We may travel to Greece and the South of France in August. But we love the Hamptons this time of year. Of course, I’m partial to the Hamptons beaches. [Laughs] Besides Coopers Beach, which is one of the toprated in the country, we go to the Caribbean a lot. One of my favorite spots is Peter Island. We love to entertain, so we’re always doing some sort of cocktail party. What kind of party do you throw? We were quoted to once have thrown the best party of the season. They’re pretty extravagant! We usually have models in their little suits walking around with trays of Hampton Sun. So, all in all, what were you most surprised to learn about the beauty industry? How nice everyone is! Everybody is smiling and it’s a super friendly industry, which I love. I love what I do! ß

“liquid gold in a bottle!”

sun sign Aries. We love to be leaders, to get things done, and to be around people.

seasonal prep Getting my beach stickers and stocking the home with rosé. I spend a lot of time enjoying my gardens while getting the pool ready for the season. I love to entertain and have BBQs!

SUMMER BEV I love rosé, but if I turn to a cocktail, I’m obsessed with my Stoli Orange and ginger.

GROOMING ESSENTIALS I never leave my home without moisturizing my face with SPF 15 Daily Super Hydrating Face Cream. I also love Aesop bath soaps, and I use a selftanner year-round.

BEST TAN It’s a toss-up between Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker.

SUNSET VIEWS Dockers on Dune Road in East Quogue or Westhampton.

BEST PARTY YOU’VE EVER ATTENDED Oh…so many! The Parish Midsummer Night’s Dream and Taste of Two Forks are two favorites.

BEST PARTY YOU’VE HOSTED Hampton Sun’s launch party. It was just magical! A clear summer night with lots of beautiful people roaming around, sipping champagne.

POOLSIDE STYLE Very chill. I love reading up on all the Hamptons publications while listening to the sound of my fountain. But I’m a kid at heart, and I also love a good chicken fight.

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HEre comes the sun

summers with sal



the hunk’s trunks Garrett Neff is one of fashion’s most in-demand models, and he’s keeping his plate extra full with his successful luxury men’s swim and lifestyle line, Katama. Before the brand hits Surf Lodge for a pop-up on July 7 and 8, meet the gorgeous multitasker. By eddie roche What’s your official role with Katama? I’m founder, creative director, CEO, accountant, production liaison…and spokesmodel! A few years ago, I was looking at old family photos from vacations on Martha’s Vineyard. My grandfather and father were both wearing a specific pair of shorts in all the photographs—they’d spend all day in them. Those kinds of swimsuits don’t exist anymore, so I wanted to create something to fill that gap. I love a brand with a backstory. The name Katama comes from a little town in Martha’s Vineyard, but it’s also a Native American word that means a good place for fishing. What’s the story behind your collaboration with Surf Lodge? It’s important for small brands like mine to have something happening all the time. I was inspired by the great energy of Surf Lodge, so I wanted to make a collection for them. I’ve spent a lot of time there over the years, and it’s a gathering place for nomadic souls. The person who is willing to spend that extra time to go somewhere farther like Montauk or Martha’s Vineyard is going to have a better experience. How did you incorporate Surf Lodge into the collection? We tried to cater to the community that Surf Lodge represents. [Owner] Jayma Cardoso gave some insight into what her customers want, and we incorporated cuts that we’ve never done before, like a board short. It’s also such an iconic building, so when we came up with the idea, I said we have to capture it somehow. I drew it on a napkin, and then eventually we had an illustrator make a rendering of the building, which we turned into a light blue suit to represent the sky. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

What’s your plan for the business? From the beginning, I always felt it was about more than just bathing suits. We’re making sweaters and tank tops now, and we also made a bag. We collaborated with Lizzie Fortunato Jewels—we grew up together in Delaware—for the Surf Lodge collection. How do you juggle your business and modeling careers? I’m staying up a little bit later at the end of the night, and I’m working on weekends. My sense of time is a

little bit skewed because I’m working with teams in New York, Portugal, Los Angeles, and Australia. Tell us about the luggage you travel with when you’re promoting the brand. I carry around an old trunk of my grandfather’s from his time in World War II, because he’s one of the guys who inspired the brand. I also bring another piece of leather luggage that Karl Lagerfeld gave me on one of my first shoots, probably about 12 years ago. It represents my roots and my career in fashion.

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Kat’s out The capsule collection retails from $135–$325 and consists of board shorts, trunks, T-shirts, a jersey cardigan, and tank tops. It will be available at the Surf Bazaar, along with a retail space in the Surf Lodge lobby.

Does Karl give out luggage as a rule? I think he was downsizing his collection at that point. I was staying with him shooting [his line] Lagerfeld, and he just gave it to me. Have you sent him any Katama? No, but I should! Maybe we could do a special Choupette edition. I’ll have to ask his permission What were your July 4th weekends like as a kid? We’d be up in Martha’s Vineyard or back in Delaware watching the symphony, lighting sparklers, and watching fireworks. Are you a fireworks kind of a guy? I’m not big on them. Are you scared of them? [Laughs] No! I like fireworks. I like them. I just don’t seek them out! You’ve been coming out East since you were a kid. Does Montauk feel like home? It does. I really enjoy getting out of the city. It’s close enough, and during the summer, when it’s super hot in the city, it’s still really nice out there. Montauk is the ideal setting— natural and raw. Congrats on your new dog! Tell us about her. Her name is Millie, and she’s a rescue who my girlfriend [Lauren Gaudette] found through Animal Haven in Manhattan. She’s very sweet and fierce but had some behavioral problems in the past. We think she had puppies that were taken away from her or she was abused. She’s working through it! I wasn’t sure about the responsibility of a dog, but I’m happy. She enhances my life. What else is new? I’ve been shooting a lot of editorial. I’ve really been focusing on the brand. I’ve been working

a lot with Massimo Dutti. The Spanish brands are really happening right now. You’re huge in Spain? It’s hot in Spain right now, and I don’t mean the temperature. Between Massimo Dutti and Zara and other brands, it seems like Spain is really having a moment. What are your vacation plans this summer? I’m going to Provincetown with Katama for July 4th, and then heading to Surf Lodge to celebrate our pop-up. Then I have a family vacation in Rhode Island, which will be great. We have a pretty large extended family. I really need August to be very chill. I just want to throw my phone in the ocean, lay on the beach, and relax! ß

pop star Neff pitches in as Katama’s model and recently appeared with Imaan Hammam in a Vogue Japan editorial photographed by Giampaolo Sgura.



rosé every day!

How did you get your start in wine? After I graduated with first-class honors in agricultural science from the University of Adelaide in Southern Australia, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in winemaking. I decided to travel the vintage trail to work harvests from Australia to the Napa Valley and further my education. Eventually I found my way to New Zealand, and as soon as I arrived, I knew I was home. When did you join Kim Crawford? In 2005, and I haven’t looked back since. The Kim Crawford philosophy on making good wine is simple: focus on flavor, and I like to think of myself as a guardian of flavor—it’s what makes every wine unique. The first Kim Crawford wine I ever helped to make at the winery won the sauvignon blanc trophy at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. That was such an amazing feeling! What do you love about New Zealand? There’s just something about the natural beauty of New Zealand that makes winemaking come naturally to me. The bright, fruit-driven flavors you experience with every Kim Crawford wine are inspired by the vibrancy of this country and its pristine vineyards. Being a winemaker with Kim Crawford allows me to combine creativity and science, which I love. I really am living my dream here. How many wines are in the brand’s portfolio? There are five flagship wines—sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot noir, and of course, rosé—which all boast expressive and exuberant flavors from the finest grapes. What inspired the push into rosé? The rosé category is on fire at the moment, and we saw a real opportunity for Kim Crawford to bring our own expression of rosé to our loyal and devoted consumers. Translating demand is all about offering an excellent wine from a brand that people trust—the rest happens naturally! How much rosé have you been tasting lately? Well, I woke up to our first frost here in New Zealand today, but I have my summer rosé–filled memories to FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

see me through. And truthfully, deeper the shade of pink, so we have to be very what a lot of people don’t realize precise about the timing to achieve the balance of is that rosé really is a year-round color and flavor. wine. It’s incredibly versatile and Best place to drink it? food-friendly, which makes it an For me, there’s nothing better than enjoying a glass easy choice, come rain or shine. of rosé outdoors. Being surrounded by the natural What was the biggest challenge you beauty of the wine’s origin and soaking up the encountered in getting it exactly right? surroundings that inspired its character is the most Achieving the perfect flavor profile is always the amazing feeling. most involved part of the winemaking process. And as for the foods to pair with? Kim Crawford is known around the world for its Rosé is incredibly food-friendly and crowd-pleasing! expressive wines, so this rosé had to live up to that. It’s an ideal apéritif or summer sipper, and is perfect I spent a lot of time experimenting with the merlot paired with lighter dishes and salads. grapes to achieve a level of vibrancy in the flavor that And who are your ideal drinking companions? brings something quintessentially Kim Crawford to This rosé was made for sharing, and I think it’s always this category of wine. best enjoyed with family and friends. Nothing helps Tell us about the flavor profile. me unwind faster than a good glass of wine, and Luscious is the best way to describe the flavor our rosé is excellent for a summertime staycation, profile for our rosé. It is bright and vacation, or a Tuesday night. fruity with hints of watermelon and Rosé on ice: yay or nay? early adopter Emma strawberry. As soon as you open There really is no wrong way to enjoy Roberts graced the Los Angeles the bottle, you’re hit with berry and rosé. You should have fun with it and launch of Kim Crawford Rosé. tropical fruit aromas. Let’s just say experiment. If you’re enjoying a simple if you could taste summer, it’d be glass of rosé in the sunshine, I wouldn’t something just like this. suggest adding ice, but if you’re making How did you achieve its gorgeous a rosé cocktail to entertain guests, go pink color? for it! This wine can be enjoyed in many The perfect color comes from different ways. meticulous timing. The fruit for our Why do you think rosé is such a rosé comes from selected vineyards quintessential summer drink? in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The First and foremost, it’s about the merlot grapes were harvested and aroma and the flavor. There are few destemmed, and the juice then soaked things better than a chilly glass of Kim on skins for a few hours to extract a Crawford Rosé, serving up bright berry pretty pink color before being pressed. flavors and crisp acidity. It’s the perfect The longer you soak the juice, the drink for a hot summer day! ß

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What would an East End weekend be without ample quantities of rosé to wash it all down? This vin du moment has never been more hotly discussed or heartily imbibed, so we checked in with Anthony Walkenhorst, the winemaker for Kim Crawford, to explain its appeal, as well as the brand’s latest offerings.



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Chef Eric Miller

taste maker Whether you fancy freshly shucked oysters, flash-fried soft shell crab, or simply chilled rosé with unforgettable views of Three Mile Harbor, Bay Kitchen Bar is foodie paradise. But what did you expect with seasoned chef Eric Miller at the helm? His revamped summer coastal cuisine and new Montauk eatery are sure to sate your summer palate. The chef is in!

When did your love affair with food begin? I grew up in an old-school family, and getting together for meals for the Jewish holidays was super important. My grandmother cooked the old-country recipes. It was important to sit around the dinner table together. Where did you cut your teeth? I went to the Culinary Institute of America as opposed to going to college like everyone else. Then I went to New York City and worked in the kitchens at big hotels, like Helmsley Palace Hotel. Since then, you must have rubbed elbows with a number of renowned chefs… I worked for someone who worked for Claude Bosi, a Michelin-starred chef from Europe. Then I worked for Christian Delouvrier at Maurice at the Parker Meridien—a lot of talented people came out of his kitchen. I went into business a little sooner than I should have when I opened my first restaurant, City Café, but I would hire people who knew more than I did—guys who were accomplished but in between jobs. I got a chance to work with Marc Salonsky, who had worked at the Park Meridien; Dave Pasternack, who was at Esca; and Keith Rennie, who was one of the first to open a place on the Lower East Side before it was fashionable. And I got to work with FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

Mark Strausman, who runs Freds at Barneys. He taught me about Tuscan food, which he learned from Pino Luongo. All of them brought something different to the table. In cheffing, it’s a family tree—who did you work for and what can you teach me? In 2005, you headed to the Hamptons. Why did you make the move? After running Cavo in Astoria, I stopped cooking for a while. I opened Cheetah Club on West 21st Street, where I got into party work. My wife and I decided to head out East and acquire caterer Food & Co. Then we bought Hampton Clambake. The first restaurant we opened here was Madison & Main in Sag Harbor, where Lulu Kitchen is now. After a year, we got an offer we couldn’t refuse, and we sold it. Then I became partners with Richard Silver at Andrra, and we turned that into Bay Kitchen Bar. What was your vision? We knew we were going to modernize Eastern Shore cuisine—food that’s served from Maryland to Maine in crab shacks and in seaside restaurants. For example, a twist on fluke by adding capers, parsley, taragon, chives, and lemon. I wanted to take stuff that people have been eating here forever, like a bowl of mussels, and modernize it into high cuisine.

How do you curate your menu? Year-round, I’m reading cookbooks, and I eat everywhere I possibly can. I like to see what all the contemporaries and young guys are doing at the new places. I start off knowing which proteins I want to serve. My clients want scallops, fluke, and striped bass. They don’t want to eat lesser-quality fish that’s gussied up with sauces. From there, it’s built around seasonal ingredients and the senses— sweet, sour, salty, crunchy. Then, of course, it’s the appearance, which goes back to how you carve the meat, fish, and vegetables. I also take into account color, like adding carrot or corn or avocado to a potato purée. Do you fish? I like crabbing and clamming. It’s easy to do around here—you just dig it up with your feet. I’m surrounded by a dying culture of real baymen. A lobster boat is docked 10 feet from where I cook, and it comes in with live black sea bass, cod, fluke, conch. It’s crazy. What will you be indulging in this summer? I always overindulge in the same thing: fried whole belly clams. It’s special to this area, and there’s a short window to enjoy it!


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What’re you serving up this summer? classic cocktails. We have fresh juice—lemon, lime, I’ve started to simplify my presentations with more orange, pineapple, watermelon. That’s the backbone focus on sourcing fresh ingredients. I’m getting of our beverage program. What sells most in stuff from Sang Lee Farms on the North Fork, and the summer is rosé. People also love sauvignon oysters and fish from Multi Aquaculture Systems blanc. The great ones come from New Zealand on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett. I have a and France, like Sancerre, and locally, from relationship with a guy who owns a scallop boat, Paumanok. and with Asa Gosman, who brokers a lot of the fish What’s your life like outside the kitchen? out of Montauk. Because of those relationships, the I’ve been married for 34 years, and I’m going into food is getting better. I’m sourcing better, butchering business with my son, opening a new restaurant, better. I’m a year better Flagship. My brother, Marc, is our myself. This winter, I was director of special events. Family is fortunate to spend a month very important to me. And I have at Eleven Madison Park. Even a couple of dogs that I like to take though I’m 58, in a kitchen swimming. I also like Netflix—am I full of young guys at the allowed to say that? [Laughs] best restaurant in the entire Absolutely. Tell us more about world, every single person Flagship! had something that they I’m always looking for something could teach me, from the new, and I needed a place for my commis de cuisine to the chef son to land and call his own. When de cuisine. It reinvigorated a waterfront space in Montauk me on proper hospitalitarian became available, we couldn’t behavior, which is a word I pass it up. What floats around like to use. I also got into Le here is what we cook. Flagship Bernardin for a couple nights, is the beginning of our idea of a just to watch what they craft cocktail bar. It has a tropical were doing. Next year I’m feeling that’s not quite tiki, and lined up to go to Mexico City the food bends more toward to work for Enrique Olvera, Asian. chef de cuisine for 10 years What are some of the best Mixologist Adam Miller at Máximo Bistrot in Mexico cookbooks in your library? City. He was chef de cuisine In my house in East Hampton, at Cosme in New York. Every I have an old antique table that year I try to get into a different restaurant and learn has about 300 cookbooks on it, all the way back something new. to Alfred Portale’s Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook What’s one of your favorite food trips? and Frédy Girardet’s books. I’m reading The Slanted About three or four years ago I went down to Door, by Charles Phan, the chef and owner of Sylacauga, Alabama, for a month to visit a guy who the Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco. I’ve owns Whisker’s Catfish. He taught me how to smoke read Daniel Humm and Will Guidara’s book Eleven meat. On my way back I stopped in North Carolina Madison Park four times. I love Sean Brock, who at Wilber’s Barbecue, where it’s whole hog only. I owns Husk in Charleston, South Carolina. He’s a wanted to learn how to barbecue. I came back with big proponent of modern Southern cuisine, and he a 500-pound Southern Pride smoker, which we use doesn’t serve anything grown above the Masonall the time for catering and for ribs, brisket, and Dixon line. I refer to his book all the time. You name pulled pork. it, I’ll read it. So when are you going to write your book? Cool! So what’s on Bay Kitchen Bar’s cocktail menu this summer? No one’s ever asked me! It wouldn’t be just about the The cocktail list was written by my son, Adam. food, but about the culture and the people. I have a We use a lot of fresh fruits and sours and play on lot of stories to tell! ß

MILLER TIME WITH ADAM MILLER Mixologist, designer, co-owner, Bay Kitchen Bar and Flagship Earliest memory in the kitchen When I was 8, my dad made me his sous chef at the James Beard Foundation dinner. First time behind the bar The Catch in Port Jefferson. I hardly knew the difference between vodka and gin. Signature cocktail I am a geek for rum, and I love a daiquiri. Design inspo I studied fashion and interior design at Pratt. Flagship has a Polynesian tropical aesthetic melded with the industrial vibe of the fishing dock. Good spirits Kick Back (bourbon, applejack, lemon juice, orgeat, bitters), Take Out (riff on the banana daiquiri), and Dance Fight (twist on the caipirinha) Menu musts Seared day boat scallops, lobster spring roll, smoked pork ribs Retirement plan To own a tiny tiki bar on a small tropical island.



What does “27” mean to you?

How much would you spend on a summer rental?

Where is Amagansett?

What is Flywheel?

What happens at Surf Lodge?

e h t n o man street The East End is the center of our universe, but that’s not the case for everyone. We hit Sheep Meadow in Central Park for the Everyman perspective on the Hamptons. BY EDDIE ROCHE photography by caroline fiss

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Kriya Carbonelle, 32, sales/events Where are you summering this season? In Los Angeles. You don’t sound so excited! I’m not. I’m also going to Vegas to see my sister. How much would you spend on a summer rental? Maybe $1,500 or $2,000.

Ashley Helmke, 22, actress/model

Romero Iglesias, 27, retired investment banker/student

Petr Nekoranec, 25, opera singer

Where are you summering this season? I’m going to Israel for a course for Columbia Business School. What’s the most expensive vacation you’ve ever gone on? I went to Vegas for a weekend and spent about $5,000 on the room, alcohol, and partying.

We’re finding so much talent on one lawn! I work at Lincoln Center, so this is a nice place to come and chill. Where are you summering this season? I normally go to the South of France or Spain, but my singing teacher is in Venice, so I’ll be spending a lot of time there, half working and half vacationing. How many weekends will you be out East this year? I’ve never been to the Hamptons. I was supposed to go recently, but as I was on my way in an Uber, I got a call from the Met asking if I could sing a big concert in Central Park so I had to come back. What does “27” mean to you? A party and no worries! What is Flywheel? A bar with unlimited alcohol.

I didn’t gamble. It was my first bonus, so I wanted to celebrate with my friends. What does “27” mean to you? My age. What is Flywheel? A mechanical part. What is The Golden Pear? A pair of cuff links.

Emily Clifford, 22, recent graduate/current bartender Where are you summering this season? Probably with my parents in Tampa, Florida. Spain is my next vacation, but I’ll have to look at flights. I went to London for spring break for $400. Nice! How much would you spend on a summer rental? Not more than $700. Have you ever been to the Hamptons? No. It sounds very clean with pretty people and hamptonite alert!


Lodge? Surfing. What is The Golden Pear? A nickname for a European city, but I can’t place which one. Or is that the nickname for Boston? I’ll have to Google this.

nice clothing. It seems like the place where everyone in the community knows each other, in a good way and a bad way. What does “27” mean to you? That I’ll have my life together by then. Where is Amagansett? Somewhere in the Middle East. What is The Golden Pear? An award given at the end of each beach season.

Angel Platt, 19, student/waitress What brings you to the city? I’m here for summer school at Fordham Lincoln Center, but I go home to Southampton on the weekends.

What do Sheep Meadow and Southampton have in common? Naked people and a beachy vibe! What do you miss about the

Hamptons when you are in Manhattan? All my friends! I also miss the free food, because I live at home.

Thoughts on Quogue? The bagels suck. What does “27” mean to you? Too much traffic! For sure.

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Where are you summering this season? This is it! Did you take the Jitney here? I took the subway. I live on the Lower East Side. How much would you spend on a summer rental? If I was splitting it with friends, like $100 a night. What happens in the Hamptons? Party! Party! Party! What was your most expensive summer vacation ever? Last year, I went to Aruba for a destination wedding that cost me over $1,000…and they put me up! It was my first time out of the country. Where is Amagansett? Somewhere near Dubai. What is Flywheel? Something that catches flies. What does “27” mean to you? The end of your golden decade.

Where are the Hamptons? I’ve never really paid attention. Upstate, I think. When I’ve gone, my friends just take me and I ride in the car. Where is Amagansett? In Europe. What happens at Surf

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Couples who swing together are nothing new, but The DailY SUMMER wonders, what’s really going on behind closed doors in your neck of the woods? Meet an anonymous East End experimenter.

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BY EDDIE ROCHE It’s 2017. Why are people still fascinated by swinging? Is it actually a thing in the Hamptons? It is! It’s still a fantasy for a lot of couples. There’s something dangerous about anonymity. It’s the oldest story in the book—a lot of women have a bisexual fantasy, and a lot of guys are very into the idea of a threesome with their wife and another woman. Mainstream America hasn’t really embraced this yet, and it’s definitely not something that comes up at most dinner parties. That makes it a little more interesting when you find the right partners. For our readers who missed the Oprah episode about swingers in 1993—a quick refresher, please! It’s an aptly named pastime. Couples share their spouses or partners with another couple, sexually. There are a couple of different ways you can go about it: Some couples meet up and go out to dinner and take it from there, which is not our scene, and others like to do it in a more organized manner, like in a party environment. That’s definitely our thing. We’ve created a network and trust with other swingers, so the seeking isn’t the challenge, but we’re always open to new friends. How would you describe yourself? I’m a typical Hamptonite from Manhattan that you walk past at Citarella every weekend. I’m in my late thirties and work in private equity, and my husband is about 10 years older and works in advertising. You’d look at us and never assume we like to swing, but you could say that about a lot of the couples with whom we share the experience. I consider myself attractive. I’m a devoted mom. My husband and I cycle; we stay in shape. I care about the way I look and feel. I’ve always been on the more adventurous side of life. Can you identify swingers strictly through their appearance? Some swinger couples have pineapple door knockers. Other old-school signs are a palm tree light in the window of a house or pampas grass in the front yard, but I wouldn’t recommend knocking on any doors if you drive by these. I’d suggest something a little more modern, like the Internet! What’s the vibe like at these parties? For many people there, it’s like the first day of school. Everyone is nervous, and it’s always a little bizarre to suss out the crowd and see who you want to literally jam with. People are a little unsure of themselves at first, and that’s understandable. You

have to let yourself go, which is the point of this whole experience. Are the husbands usually more into it than the wives? It’s honestly 50/50, in my experience. Some couples just want to sex up their dullsy bedroom behavior, and they sign up to see if they can jump-start their marriage. Other couples who are doing just fine in that department want to live out a fantasy. My partner and I are somewhat in the middle. I was the one that first brought it up, and my husband was game for it. One of my girlfriends, a wellknown executive, put the idea in my head. We had experimented in college, but after the marriage

“Some swinger couples have pineapple door knockers. Other oldschool signs are a palm tree light in the window of a house or pampas grass in the front yard, but i wouldn’t recommend knocking on any doors if you drive by thesE.” hunt.… Most of the husbands want their wives to enjoy this experience, and we do. This is a much better route than cheating. Definitely! We assume that this behavior all stays confidential. Very. That’s a major rule of thumb. You aren’t going to go home and post about it on Facebook, and cameras aren’t allowed. Nobody is documenting this on their Insta story! At some parties, you have to sign a release form or a confidentiality agreement. That hasn’t been my experience in the Hamptons, though. Last season, a high-profile swingers party ended up on Page Six. Were you there? Yes. It was at a $7 million house that was in need of a refresh but wasn’t bad. My husband and I did run into a few acquaintances, which wasn’t such a

surprise. I didn’t mind. The house had a pool, hot tub, and the typical amenities. It started as a daytime event that went into the night and brought out all kinds of types, but everyone was vetted beforehand. Some people came in from Manhattan for it, which was maybe a little much. It’s not as if there’s a lack of opportunity there. Perhaps there’s something a little more luxurious about taking off your clothes with someone wealthy. I don’t feel like money changes the way people perform sexually. I’m sure Donald Trump would disagree! How are you vetted? You have to send in a photo, a description of yourself, and disclose if you have any sexually transmitted diseases. You don’t have to write an essay of why you think you should belong there. It’s not that deep! But it does still feel good when you can make the grade. What’s the financial damage to get into the big parties? It will cost couples around $400, and single chicks typically pay $150. The money isn’t really an issue if you know it’s going to be a well-organized experience. Good old-fashioned Craig’s List is always there for you, for free, but I wouldn’t be caught dead doing that. We understand that Lay’s Potato Chips were served at that infamous 2016 party. What else did you eat? Pineapples? Sushi, and it went rather quickly. But you don’t really go there for the food. I always eat beforehand. What does one wear to a swingers party? Nobody is dressed for polo, but the guests are politely dressed. You can leave the Prada at home. The women put more energy into their looks, and the men wear whatever you’d wear to a pool party. It starts with bathing suits and bathrobes, and the clothes come off as everyone gets a little tipsy. Do swinger parties ever generate romantic relationships? Sure, but it’s not common. A lot of husbands out here are working in Manhattan during the week and the wives get bored. It happens! I know of a well-known social who was married for 10 years, and she’s now happily involved with a woman she met at these events. I have no plans of leaving my husband any time soon. We’re having too much fun! What have you learned from these experiences? The saying is true: It’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean. ß FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

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WEST TO EAST A Mad Man turned fashion exec turned Hamptons real estate buff, Peter Huffine’s journey is far from dull. From life at Nine West to living on the East End, the Corcoran agent weighs in!


By kristen heinzinger photography by helen eriksson You were once a Mad Man. Tell us more! My first job out of college was at Young & Rubicam on Madison Avenue. I started in the accounting department, and I rose to senior vice president of the company. I was there for 15 years. It was a really cool period of advertising on Madison Avenue, because they were investing in people having experiences. For example, I worked on Japan Airlines and flew to Japan and China many times, and when I worked on wine accounts in Italy, they sent me there. In the meantime, I had my real estate license and I was working as a part-time realtor in the Hamptons. When did you switch to full-time? At the end of my advertising career, I had gone to the client side and I was working for Mr. Vince Camuto under Nine West. He hired me to work in the marketing department, and I was doing big listings at the same time. I went into a conference room one day and I thought I was at a closing for real estate… but it was a marketing presentation. I thought, maybe

it’s time to focus on one career. Also, I’m a frustrated architect, so I was designing and building houses, too. My whole life has been absorbed by architecture, but my family persuaded me to go into banking. Real estate now satisfies my architecture hobby. Do you consider yourself a fashion guy? Yeah, I come from a fashion-grounded family. My sister Melissa was in the fashion industry, and her last big job was co-director of Calvin Klein Studio with Kelly Klein. I remember days running from Madison Avenue to Seventh Avenue to see Calvin’s shows. Design drives me. The late nights in the office coming up with a marketing plan or a new product or tagline, and the synergy of creative minds getting together— the writer, the director, the producer—it translates to real estate. Now, I work with a builder, a developer, a landscaper, an architect…the creative process is amazing. What was happening at Nine West when you were there?

At Young & Rubicam, I was part of the group that was trying to get Nine West’s business. Vince Camuto, who was the creative director of Nine West, asked me to come work with him. So I left Rubicam. Nine West had its own advertising department. It was a lot of trade shows, the shoe shows in Vegas and Europe. After I left Nine West, I sold Villa Maria—a big convent in Water Mill—to Mr. Camuto, and I worked with him and his wife, Louise, to renovate it. That was a lot of fun. He loved architecture, art, furniture, and design. Tim Davis and I also listed his property, Wooldon Manor on Gin Lane in Southampton. That was the largest sale I’d ever had at this point. Who in that world are you still in touch with? Not just fashion people, but interior designers. Anthony Grout is a good friend of mine, and we grew up together. And Peter Marino—the 60 Minutes special on Peter showed a picture of Peter and Andy Warhol, and then myself and my sister. It sort of dates me. [Laughs] My sister and I came down to


chicEstates New York from Vermont and we were part of that group. As a broker, I’m careful about my referral system for a designer, decorator, or architect. What’s your sense of style like? I wear a lot of jeans, Nike Air Maxes, T-shirts, and throw in a cool Prada jacket to mix it up. It’s very casual. You’ll rarely see me in a tie. But in my Madison Avenue days, oh, my goodness…bow ties and suspenders. And I love grays. What’s your home décor style? My house is shingle shell traditional with a couple of gables. It has clean lines, but inside, my furniture is a mixture. I have a great linen down sofa mixed with antiques from my family that I reupholstered with cool fabrics mixed with some Ikea lounge chairs. What was your first Hamptons experience? I rented a group share in the summer in the late ’80s. I picked out the house, and it was in Amagansett, down in the dunes. It was a small house, $6,000 for the summer. When the girls arrived, I remember they cried. [Laughs] Yes, it was small, but it was right next to the ocean on Mako Lane. Give us a glimpse of a day in your life! I’m definitely an early bird. I go to the gym in the morning and then I stop by the beach. I’m known for being the first person at the office, turning on the lights and bringing in the newspapers. I love the paper with a good cup of coffee every morning. What I bring to my clients and customers is knowledge. I gain information that’s relevant to my business, and provide that to customers and clients. You studied at Oxford and in Paris. I lived with a French family on Île Saint-Louis. I still remember the address! I travel a lot through Europe. I just came back from London and Moscow. What’s on your travel bucket list? I’ve been to northern Africa, but never southern. I think I’m doing that in December. And I need to get to India! What’s on the lineup this summer? I love checking out new restaurants. There’s a new one in Water Mill called Calissa. Everybody has to walk past this long bar to get into the dining room, so it’s like a long runway. And I need to get to Shelter Island! ß


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memory lane Jen reflects on the Hamptons, then and now! Thanks to a pay phone, Georgica Beach had its own phone number—(631) 3249544. We’d use it to call our friends to find out who was at the beach! My parents owned a toy shop in East Hampton Village, which was the cheese shop and then Ralph Lauren Kids. It just recently changed hands again. O’Malley’s, a bar made famous by Jimmy Buffett’s “Piña Colada” song, is now Rowdy Hall. I used to waitress at O’Malley’s! There once was a bar at Sea Spray Hotel at the top of Main Beach that burned down. Sadly, the Village did not want to rebuild it. The East Hampton Village police station on Newtown Lane is now a Club Monaco store. Wolfie’s Tavern, which until recently was in Springs, was originally in the Villa Italian Specialties building by the East Hampton train station.


Now that you have your own family, what’s life like? My family goes out on our boat all the time. My oldest daughter is an ocean lifeguard, and my youngest daughter works at Main Beach as a beach attendant. In the winter, we travel and we ski. We own a place in Aspen, Colorado, that we visit twice every winter. How else do you like to spend your down time? I’m known for being involved with the community and with local charities. One is i-tri, which was started by a local woman who wanted to help middle school girls build confidence by doing triathlons. They hire trainers for the kids, and they have two races over the summer. It started in Springs and then it went to East Hampton and now it’s in Sag Harbor. Also, this year I raised money to send every junior at East Hampton High School to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. We had 233 students on the trip. It was an incredible experience, and it will happen each year going forward. You studied political science and education in college, and you’re pretty outspoken about politics on Twitter. Where do you get your news fix? I have ruled out cable news. I listen to NPR, and if I’m watching TV news, it’s either CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, or PBS NewsHour. I’m interested in politics on a local level too. What’s on the Hamptons political agenda these days? After Hurricane Sandy, there was an issue with some of the beaches in Montauk. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers put sandbags on the beach, which was a big controversy because historically, they don’t keep them At the drop of a dime, Saunders’ Jennifer up. We still have sandbags on the beach in Wilson can tap into the insight and Montauk. It’s awful. Also, certain places instinct unique to a lifelong East Ender. around town are monitoring water at the Meet the East Hampton original! beaches. It’s an important issue, especially in the summer when it’s maximum capacity By kristen heinzinger out here. Another is affordable housing, and photography by helen eriksson by that I don’t mean the guy who is making You have lived out East nearly your entire life! minimum wage. I’m talking about someone like I was born here and stayed through high school. I a teacher. It’s hard to find something decent went to Gettysburg College, in Pennsylvania, and for $800,000 to $1 million. For $1 million and then moved to Colorado and New York City. Now less, Springs has a lot of nice communities I’m back! and homes. What was life like when you were growing up? Which real estate trends have you noticed I grew up by the bay, close to Sammy’s Beach. My lately? dad was a science teacher in Sag Harbor and an Over the past few years, there’s been a trend toward ocean lifeguard during summers at Georgica Beach high-end modern. Also, people are less interested and Main Beach. I grew up going to the beach every in the McMansions—they’re not downsizing, per single day with my mom and dad and brothers. It was se, but they aren’t looking for that giant house. a salt-of-the-earth kind of lifestyle. We always had Prices went down during the recession in ’08. Now, fresh seafood. My dad had lobster pots; he’d go diving I think they’re back to where they were before that. for mussels and my mom would go clamming. In the But there are only so many oceanfront houses or late ’80s, during the summers when I was at college, bayfront houses! I was a pool lifeguard at Atlantic Terrace because Describe a day of house hunting with you… all my friends surfed at that beach and I could see I am an educator, so I will talk about the village— them on my breaks. I was also a waitress at Sam’s everything from different local hot spots to restaurant. restaurants to the price of a house that sold on Did any of your childhood friends stick the street we’re on to the best place to keep your around? boat. It’s a lot of local information. People who have [Laughs] A lot of them. One of my best friends since worked with me have said that they really I was born is a real estate attorney, and two of my like the personal perspective and information good friends are partners in an insurance agency. Not because it gives them insight, beyond looking only do I see a lot of them, but now I’m able to work at houses. And I’m fun and down-to-earth. I with them. definitely laugh a lot! ß



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Don’t let his Wall Street past fool you—Saunders’ Marc Heskell has an artist’s eye, an impressive athletic record, a healthy obsession with car collecting, and an intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of the East End. Isn’t it about time you met? By kristen heinzinger photography by helen eriksson First things first: Tell us about your time on Wall Street! At first, I was consulting, and then I moved on to Morgan Stanley. Later, I went back to grad school at NYU and studied architecture and design. I loved working with creative CEOs with a real entrepreneurial spirit and learning what inspires them and their businesses. I have a strong analytical mind, even though my family members are a bunch of artists. I’m lucky enough to have a little right and left brain. What brought you out East? I grew up in the city and in Nassau County, Long Island. In the late ’80s, a friend invited me to stay at a house in Sag Harbor. I immediately fell in love, and I’ve been coming out ever since. I’d always been a city person, as was my wife. About 13 years ago, we made the East End our full-time home. I was fiddling with fixing up and flipping places, working with builders to design. As a real estate agent, I bring my analytical skills and wear whatever hat is needed. It’s given me a reputation for dealing with more challenging properties, whether they’re waterfront or wetlands or preexisting, nonconforming. How artistic is your family? My mother was an artist and a teacher. She was


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a pioneer in the world of being organic, and she’s an amazing cook. My sister is an artist and jewelry designer. My dad was the classic business guy, but unfortunately his obsession with motorized things passed on to me—it’s very consuming. [Laughs] My wife is a writer and artist. She’s an artist in residence at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton and is in the process of becoming co-director. She’s a photographer and mixed-media artist, and has written books, screenplays, off-Broadway plays in the city, and had a play produced at Guild Hall. We’re big supporters of the arts out here. What will we find you doing in your spare time? It sounds corny, but it’s really about spending time with family and embracing the world we love out here. We go tubing, fishing, hiking, biking, and if it’s not a day you can get on the boat, it’s a day to kayak or paddleboard. Water has always been my thing— many years ago, I almost made the Olympic trials in swimming. And I love cooking, which I got from my mother and from working as a sous chef in college. Tell us more about this near Olympic moment. I swam from age 5 through high school, when I got to state and national levels. I missed the Olympic trials by 3/10 of a second in backstroke and IM [individual medley]. When you swim that long and then you miss trials, you don’t want to swim in college! Even though I had scholarships, I needed to take a break. But I continued to lifeguard at ocean beaches and enjoy it in a less competitive way. Do you collect cars? I used to collect more often. I started with ’70s muscle cars and moved to foreign cars, like old MGs and Jaguars. Almost 20 years ago, I started with Harleys, customizing them from the frame up. Now I have one bike, a ’93 Heritage Nostalgia Harley, and one car, my little ’73 Porsche 911T Targa, which is my longest-standing relationship. Last week we celebrated our 27th anniversary. [Laughs] Like any good long relationship, it gets to be love/hate. We’re in a little bit of a love phase. Were you ever into racing? The most level of risk I’ve taken is when I used to drive a motorcycle in the city every day, from downtown to uptown. My wife and I fell in love riding that bike. I would have my briefcase in one saddle, my suit jacket in the other, and rip around the city. So, what’s your plan for the rest of the season? To be outdoors and enjoy everything the Hamptons has to offer, whether a walk on the beach or getting in a sunset. It’s about the things that we say we love and enjoy and making sure we do them more. ß

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