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Editor in Chief, CEO Poppy Delevingne Laura Love

your DAILY dose

Managing Editor Tangie Silva


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Billie Eilish

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Chanel drew a cool coterie of chicsters to Sunset Beach to celebrate the J12 Yacht Club, a temporary pop-up that celebrated the “rebirth” of the watch. Actors, musicians, and influencers arrived by boat to the shores of Shelter Island Sound, and once they got there, they checked out the Chanel game room (complete with board games!) and a beach stocked with customized umbrellas, surfboards, coolers, and ven ping-pong tables. The evening ended with sunset views, a Chanel-branded sailboat, and of course, a performance by Billie Eilish.


I would admire the beautiful windows throughout the cold, gray winter. When the summer finally arrived, I went inside and found my perfect swimsuit—a classic navy blue bikini that lasted me for years. It never lost its color or shape. Eres has the best quality—the material is like nothing I have ever seen. They fit so well, like an incredibly comfortable second skin, and are always flattering.

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Straw Hat “A fun hat is a great accessory to bring for daytime. Whether you’re in town or at the beach, it adds a cute accent while keeping you shaded from the sun.”

Whether she’s jetting off to Saint-Tropez or heading out east to the Hamptons, Ramy Brook Sharp is a pro when it comes to packing for a vacation. Lucky for us, she’s sharing her favorite items to pack while traveling.

What do you love about Eres?

Fashion News Editor Aria Darcella


With Eres SUPERFAN Olivia Chantecaille When did you first discover Eres?

Being French, I spent my childhood vacations in Cap Ferret, where women wore effortlessly chic and simple swimsuits. Once I was ready to graduate from the Liberty-print bikinis of my childhood, I wanted something timeless for my age. I was living in Paris as a teenager and always passed the Eres store on the corner of Place de la Madeleine on my way to school.

Summer beauty musts?

I always wear Chantecaille’s Ultra Sun Protection Primer, which is a multitasking SPF-45 infused with botanical ingredients. This summer I am never without Mandevilla, a watermelon pink limited-edition Lip Veil shade. I also can’t live without a Eugenia Kim hat.

Sunglasses “I love a classic Ray-Ban. The silhouette is flattering on any face and adds that pop of gold you crave!”

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Senior Director, Brand Partnerships Betsy Jones

Ramy Brook Dress “It’s always fun to play with color. I’m loving our classic Audrey Dress in the new royal purple!” $425,

Sunscreen “Got to stay covered, always!”

Contributing Photo Editor Romke Hoogwaerts

Interns Julie Calmes, Melissa Florio, Innara Gazizova, Nell Greer, Caroline Lane

What’s your go-to style?

I have always been a bikini girl, but lately I’ve also come to love a one-piece. They’re more comfortable when you have an active little swimmer like my daughter!

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Necklaces “Anything can become a great outfit with the right jewelry. These necklaces from Jennifer Miller are fun and so seasonal for summer!”

Wedges “They’re the perfect versatile shoe that can be dressed down for the beach and up for dinner.”

Vacation plans?

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I’m tempted to go to either to Formentera or Capri…anywhere with clear blue water and poor cell phone service.

What to read right this minute!

News Quiz! How long will NYFW last this September? A. Approximately 48 hours B. A full week and a half C. Five days, five nights D. Whatever it is, it’s happening baby! PROMOTION


Bad on Paper podcasters Grace Atwood and Becca freeman share their essential reads of the summer More than words, by Jill girl who’s ever wanted that charming Santopolo: Nina Gregory, but unattainable bad boy. It’s a heiress to a hotel fortune, cautionary tale, but oh-so-very fun questions her safe and steady to read as well. relationship with her highMy Favorite Half-Night Stand, society boyfriend as she by Christina Lauren: We love this develops feelings for her author because she writes the boss, an idealistic NYC best beach-read romances. Millie mayoral candidate. Morris is emotionally challenged, Tell Me Lies, by Carola and she hooks up with her best Lovering: This should be guy friend. They decide it was a required reading for every bad idea…or was it!?

On the cover: Lindsey Wixson in Cynthia Rowley ombre feather top, Araks Tia boxer shorts, Roger Vivier rose button pumps and Broche Vivier mini backpack, Roxanne Assouline earrings, Lark & Berry Halo sapphire ring, Diamond Foundry bracelet, photographed by Giorgio Niro. Styling by Dania Ortiz. Makeup by Raul Otero for Maybelline New York. Hair by Kevin Hughes for Moroccanoil.

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After the match, guests enjoyed dinner on the court.

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One of my favorite things at Hotel Taïwana in St Barth’s was their vegetable purées. Whether you were having steak or fish, there was always an exquisite purée alongside. One of my favorites was celery root. It was just magical, but of course Jean-Paul, the chef and owner, was not one to give up his culinary secrets. Whenever I asked for the recipe, he would just say, “Oh, I stir and stir.” I would ask, “Any butter?” “Non!” he would say. “Any heavy cream or milk?” “Absolutely not.” None of this did I believe, but he clearly wasn’t going to tell me anymore. So, on my own, I’ve been experimenting and ad libbing, and though it’s maybe not quite as good as Jean-Paul’s, I think mine is pretty good. You can adjust to your own tastes as well!

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Peel celery root and cut into chunks. Peel onion and cut into quarters. Add to sauce pan and cover with water. Add 1 cup milk and 1 tsp salt. Bring to boil, then lower to simmer for 20–25 minutes. Drain and put into food processor. Add butter and approximately one-half cup milk. Purée until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Et voilà!


We have a new hotel obsession in Bridgehampton! Introducing A Room at the Beach, an intimate, 10-room property that was previously owned by Donna Karan and, before that, Martha Stewart, who planted the signature redwoods. It has now been completely redesigned by art collector Lucy Swift Weber and her partner Charles Lemonides, and the results are magnificent.

CATCHING UP! With Jeremy Murphy Give us the 411 on your company, 360Bespoke.

coming out, which we’ll be promoting. And we’re excited to be working with a younger influencer @ We celebrated our three-year stylesarah and an up-and-coming photographer anniversary in June and got Mark Grguric. friends like Neil Patrick Harris, What is the range of services that you offer? Mayim Bialik, Isaac Mizrahi, Matt Lanter, Charlie Mainly public relations, but we also do content Siem, and Cote de Pablo to do video messages development, speech writing, and media training. offering congrats. We opened a new office in It’s a full menu. London, headed by Harry Grapenthin. And What have been some favorite recent we started a subdivision called business@ projects? bespoke for start-ups and tech. Personally, I got to work with Steve Madden on a speech for the ACE Awards from the Which clients are you working Accessories Council. He was larger than life with at the moment? and very gracious. Any campaign with Charlie We are fortunate that our core Siem is a dream. And I began working clientele has stayed with us. Charlie Charlie Siem with his sister, Sasha, who is a musician Siem, the violin virtuoso/ style in her own right. She’s releasing a new muse, performed at Karl Lagerfeld’s album in March that is getting a lot of tribute in June, and he got great buzz. But I enjoy all our projects. press attention from that. Deborah Every day is a new adventure. Mitchell, the creator of the Heaven How do you hope to grow? skincare line who does facials for the Cote de Pablo Word of mouth. The best Royal Family, generates worldwide business comes from attention. We’re doing work with referrals. People know we the FLY men’s grooming brand, and Neil Patrick Harris do A+ work, and that gets the fragrance subscription service around. We’re only as good called Scentbird, which is exciting. as our last project. You have to Our countertenor opera singer remember that. Iestyn Davies has a new album

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The Cinema Society drew Brooke Shields, Candice Bergen, Martha Stewart, and Robert Downey Jr. to celebrate Sony Pictures Classics’ David Crosby: Remember My Name. Following the screening, the crowd decamped to Moby’s for an after-party and fireworks. Adore! • Saks Fifth Avenue president Marc Metrick, Vogue, and actress Lucy Boynton toasted summer at a private estate in Sagaponack. The soirée began with a tennis match between Andy Roddick and Luka Gregorc. The winner? We’ll never tell!


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With Chef Ron PhilipP, executive chef of The Maidstone Welcome to The Maidstone! What’s your background? Oli and Sasha Benz


Delicious food, eaten al fresco, in one of the most beautiful spots in the Hamptons? Yes, please. Daily Harvest founder and CEO Rachel Drori arrived in the East End to host an elegant dinner in support of Amber Waves Farm. Along with co-hosts Athena Calderone and Katie Lee, the event drew chicsters like Roxanne Assoulin, Gucci Westman, and Danielle Bernstein. Special thanks to Daily Harvest for sponsoring Amber Waves’ amazing Farm Chores & Storytime program, which is gratis for local kids this summer.

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I come from four generations of food and hospitality— European, new American trained from fine dining to true Southern pit BBQ. Featured on the Cooking Channel, catered for stars and film crews, athletes, CBS Sports, private chef, and large event catering. I worked with Ina Garten at Barefoot Contessa, Grant MacPherson in Las Vegas, Rick Moonen, and David Burke. Which new items have you developed from the menu?

The new Maidstone salad is a personal favorite. We’ve changed it up a bit and put a little Asian flair into it. It’s a trio of julienned lettuces, topped with crispy wontons, spicy cashews, and tossed in our signature Asian dressing. Fun to make, and fun to eat! Most popular dishes? Our crab and shrimp pappardelle. It’s selling like crazy! I knew it was going to be a hit, but it has exceeded our expectations. It’s a nice summer entrée; it stays quite light while still offering the comfort of a bowl of pasta. Plus, I get to showboat my pasta-making skills. Any new programming? I don’t know if you’ve heard, but BBQ’s sort of my wheelhouse. I’m excited about our Sunday BBQ’s in the garden. Grab a drink and a plate, and hang!

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DESIGNER TODD SNYDER & MOBY’S LINCOLN PILCHER Moby’s once a week, if not more. Do you have any favorite dishes? Snyder: The Fluke Crudo! How many pieces are in the collection? Pilcher: We have about 10 styles that we’re selling on the website. We haven’t even been out a week and we have already sold halfway through them. People are buying from all over the country. I knew

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it was going to be epic. When you see the drawing, it’s such a good piece of art, you would wear it even if you didn’t know what Moby’s is. I do think it’s going to be a collectible thing. My daughters already want two each. It will also be carried here at the restaurant. Snyder: We have set up a merch site upstairs to drive traffic. What’s next for you? Pilcher: We’re always cooking up new stuff. We’re launching a Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43, and it’s actually here at Moby’s. We’re doing exclusive test drives. The Toyota Land Cruiser was something that I always selfishly wanted for myself, but I’m going to sell this one. You can customize one on the website, and it’s probably one of the coolest things!

DANCE PARTY! With Kristin Sudeikis, choreographer and founder of FORWARD_Space, a new workout studio that’s popping up at The Barn in Bridgehampton starting on August 1. What’s the concept?

Experiencing dance by way of its accessibility, athleticism, and artistry. For those who used to dance, love to dance, or want to dance, we deliver 50-minute sessions based in Dance, Music, Wellness, and Sweat. For all levels! What makes the workout so effective? Our Sweat sessions are effective because they access the dimensionality and athleticism of dance through the power of incredible music. For 50 minutes, we move out of our heads and into our bodies, fully and completely. The result: a whole lot of Sweat! What brings you out East?

The ocean is calling us! We’re excited to host many wave-making dance parties.

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What’s the story behind the Moby’s x Todd Snyder collection? Todd Snyder: I’ve always been a big fan of what Lincoln has been doing, and I came out to an event at Moby’s last year. Then a friend of a friend connected us, and we just hit it off. I think he’s also a big fan of clothes, which helps. We want people who are authentic in their space and really good at what they do. And also have great style. Lincoln is not only a great restaurateur, but he also has great style. Lincoln Pilcher: I found this old photo of Moby’s and that’s where it stemmed from. The creative came from there. Snyder: Ever since they took over the space, even before that, it’s been such a great place for everyone to come and hang out. I think that has always been my favorite part of Moby’s. Lincoln loves the gathering of people; he loves to entertain people. He has always been a great host. The first time I came here, I just fell in love with it—everything from the rosé to the Aperol Spritz. To me, it really embodies the Hamptons. That’s the reason I wanted to collaborate. If you are in the Hamptons, you have to go to FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

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beautyMusts MAYBELLINE NEW YORK The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Girls Night Glimmer, $9.99,

Versace Spring ’19 show

BECCA Collector’s Edition Glow Drops, $32,

CHANTECAILLE Faux Cils Longest Lash mascara, $72,

ORIBE Supershine moisturizing cream, $52,

HAMPTON SUN SPF 15 face cream, $42,

HOURGLASS Arch Brow sculpting eyebrow pencil, $34,

BEAUTY trend

OUAI hair oil, $28,

It’s all about the eyes. Give your midsummer evening look a dramatic update with a winged liner topped with layers of sparkling azure shadow.

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GIVENCHY Liner Disturbia Precision felt-tip eyeliner in Black, $27,


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chicMusts ROLL & HILL Cora pendant, $5,040,

GEORG JENSEN Matrix medium vase, $120,

UNLIMITED EARTH CARE baby rabbit chair, $700, available at the Unlimited Earth Care Garden Concept Store, Bridgehampton

ABC HOME Birch Bark napkin rings, $70 (set of four),

gARDEN GLORY Silverbullet garden gloves, $59,

CHILEWICH Petal placemat, $10,

ROSENTHAL Triu vase, $255,

CHRISTOFLE Mood Karl Lagerfeld limited-edition 24-piece flatware service, $2,650,

décor trend

SILVER WINNERS SCHOOLHOUSE Donna table lamp in polished aluminum, $499,

NICOLE MILLER Fiorella cocktail ottoman, $375,

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It’s good to get a little bit reflective—especially with these stylish, modern accents.


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Chicsters hit Gurney’s in Montauk for a bash with Orlebar Brown and The Daily Summer. photography by RENATA MEIRELLES

Matthew Sinnaeve

Orlebar Brown and The Daily Summer hosted an ocean-view party last month at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. The event, miraculously coinciding with one of the most stunning days in the history of weather, brought out familiar Hamptons faces such as Ben Watts, Jenné Lombardo and (her new husband) Harvey Newton-Haydon, John Wattiker, Ted Stafford, and T.R. Pescod, as well as a group of influencers and models who came out for the day. Igee Okafor, Tyler Clinton, Caleb Thill, Caleb Elijah, and Jimmy Pezzino hit the East End for a day trip, thanks to Jack Brinkley-Cook’s new luxury van service Rove. Jams for the soirée were courtesy of Daily favorite DJ Isaac Likes. British-based Orlebar Brown was founded in 2007 by Adam Brown and was acquired last year by Chanel. Orlebar Brown has stores in both East Hampton and Soho.

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MARNI striped leather-trimmed PVC tote, $650,

ILLESTEVA Pamela two-tone cat-eye sunglasses in Candy Strip Gray, $222,

EMILIO PUCCI striped hat, $276,

shoshanna Adena dress, $418,

ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo classic jersey striped short-sleeve boy tee, $88,


nicole miller knit stripe pencil skirt, $212,

The bold and the beautiful! These summery stripes in primary colors will transition wonderfully into fall.

SOLID & STRIPED The Tilda striped cotton-blend terry bikini top, $84,

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stella mcCARTNEY striped espadrille platform sandals, $479,

LOEWE puzzle striped leather cross-body bag, $2,900,

SOLID & STRIPED The Tilda striped cotton-blend terry bikini briefs, $84, MIU MIU striped ribbed wool sweater, $895,


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burberry spring ’19

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DOLCE & GABBANA spring ’19


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MARC JACOBS lace-trimmed pleated polka-dot silk crepe de chine midi dress, $316,

FENDI Defender polka-dot sunglasses $565,

LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ Natalie polka-dot print bonded bikini, $197, ANDREW GN ruffled off-theshoulder polka-dot silk crepe de chine gown, $2,782.50,


GIAMBATTISTA VALLI polka-dot silk-chiffon midi skirt, $729,

These cheery, graphic polka dots, in the eternally chic combination of black and white, prove that there’s never been a better time to show your spots. oscar de la renta polka-dot leather clutch, $1,434,

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MOTHER OF PEARL + NET SUSTAIN and BBC Earth Nyler polka-dot silk-crepe top, $675,

AQUAZZURA Deneuve Bow pointy toe pump, $750,

DOLCE & GABBANA geranium print leather passport holder, $275,

MSGM polka-dot cotton miniskirt, $215,


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chic Musts

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GATTI Tweety feathertrimmed wicker bucket bag, $750,

VALENTINO feathertrimmed lace dress, $4,500,

MIU MIU feather-trim babydoll dress, $1,683,

PRADA feather-trimmed wool and silk skirt, $1,778,

flights of fancy

rOCHAS Onward one-shoulder featherembellished lamĂŠ midi dress in Yellow, $3,650,

Get ready for take off! Whimsical designs with delicate feather details are a chic way to create an ultra femme look.

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Salsa 110 sandals in Blush, $328,

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RANJANA KHAN Lana crystal drop and feather fan earrings, $550,

ROSAMOSARIO Peter Pan Love feathertrimmed silk georgette pajama pants, $133.50, OSERÉE feather-trimmed bandeau bikini top and high-rise briefs, $282,


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BacK! The fashion world was crushed when Lindsey Wixson-Young left the business at the height of her career due to a foot injury, but this year, she returned to where she belongs. The recent newlywed tells The Daily Summer how she spent her time off (you won’t believe it!) and the major change in her life. photography by giorgio niro INTERVIEW by EDDIE ROCHE

styling by dania ortiz makeup by raul otero for maybeLline new yorK hair by kevin hughes for moroccanoil stylist assistant: nandini vaid producer: tangie silva location: 1400 Meadow lane, southampton


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CHANEL jacket, Métiers d'Art belt, necklace, and bracelet; ERES swimsuit; LARK & BERRY Aerides diamond drop earrings


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This page: TOM FORD blazer and skirt; ROGER VIVIER Maharaja heels; ROXANNE ASSOULIN Sway earrings; DIAMOND FOUNDRY necklace; LARK & BERRY Veto double sapphire rings Opposite page: ALBERTA FERRETTI blush slip dress; DIAMOND FOUNDRY 6-diamond emerald arc earring; LARK & BERRY knot earrings and necklace; LARK & BERRY bow necklace and Veto double sapphire rings; CZ BY KENNETH JAY LANE pave cross station necklace and cushion cut tennis bracelet


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VERSACE black slip dress and Conglobo vanity case; CHANEL Métiers d'Art earrings and necklace; DIAMOND FOUNDRY bracelet


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Tell us a little bit about your summers growing up in Wichita, Kansas. I grew up in a small suburban house. I learned how to ride a bike, and my parents put up a small pool in the backyard. We had a huge backyard then, and we would sit in the hammock and just relax. The daily leisure was just hanging around the neighborhood, and I had a few friends I would play with. They were really into video games and I wasn’t allowed to have them in the house, so I would go over to their places and play them there. I would also run around in the grass, play in the sprinkler, chalk on the sidewalk, that kind of thing. We know that you’ve been to the Hamptons quite a bit. What do you do out here? I usually eat food, because there are a lot of great restaurants there. I went to the 1770 House in East Hampton and had a burger with my husband, for example. We stayed at The Maidstone, which was very nice, and our cover shoot was in a mega mansion, which was over the top. There was just so much space and a serious view; it even had its own beachfront… overall, pretty epic! We understand that you’ve referred to the Hamptons in the past as Disney World. What do you mean by that? I only meant that as a metaphor, because I saw the Hamptons as special and unlike any other place on earth. From the perspective of a 6-year-old, it could be considered like Disney, because it has been groomed and manicured in some way. You took a break from modeling. Why did you do that, and what did you do during your break? I had to take a year and a half off—from 2017 to 2018— because of some ligament tears in the ball of my foot, which were caused by wearing heels and working really hard in the past eight years as a model. Through that wear and tear, I took my sabbatical to create more of my own pottery, which I haven’t had a chance to do in a while. I would like to get back into that. Where did you go when you left New York? I went to Seattle, over by the Discovery Park area, and I stayed in a family home of the guy I was seeing. Then, I decided to go back to Kansas and work on my house and get a day job. It was all rehab for my feet. We hear that you worked at a restaurant. I worked there as a barback from April to August 2018, and after starting out working five-hour shifts, I was able to work up to seven-hour shifts, walking around with sneakers on the concrete. That was actually when I decided that I was really sad about not modeling, and I wanted to do it again and give it a shot. I contacted my agent and next thing I knew, I flew to L.A. in late August and talked about a plan for Fashion Week, and who we should approach. That’s when we decided to approach a very loyal designer, Miuccia Prada of Prada and Miu Miu. She was excited to work with me again. What did your co-workers at the restaurant think of your former career? Some of the people who worked there googled me and found a picture of me from a shoot I did with The Daily Summer. My restaurant co-workers were all whispering about it in the kitchen. At first things were really awkward and weird, but they took me seriously because of that. I think I got special treatment. What did you miss about modeling?

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The people. The models. It was great to reconnect with models at different shoots, because I felt isolated and disconnected from everyone for a while. The guy that I was with [at the time] shunned the whole industry. He told me it was exploitative. You ended up meeting a great guy. Tell us about him! My husband [Two Hawks Young] is a designer who works independently with an agency in New York called De Facto. I love him to death. Where did you get married, and what was the wedding like? My husband is of Native American descent, so we had it on his tribal land at Arcadia Point in Shelton, Washington. It was on the coast overlooking Squaxin Island and Hope Island, and right in the middle is the view of Mount Rainier. It was pretty epic. Are you changing your professional name to Young? I actually have already gotten my marriage license, and I am changing my name to Lindsey WixsonYoung for legal purposes and professional purposes. I

am keeping both last names. What have you been working on since you returned to modeling? I did the Fendi show in Milan and Shanghai, the Marc Jacobs show, the Zac Posen Resort lookbook, which I styled myself, plus shoots for American and British Vogue. What are your summer plans? I have already had a great summer. I went on my honeymoon, split between Croatia and Copenhagen. I go to Copenhagen every summer. You once said that you wanted to be Amelia Earhart and do it all. Is that a quote you still live by? I probably said that when I was 16. Now I’m 25. I’m more realistic with my destination, and where I am trying to go now. For me, my top priority is to design furniture, design interiors, do my own little projects here and there. Maybe some pottery. But flying and being in the air is kind of the last thing that I want to do right now. I’m even skeptical about parachuting.


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The Daily Summer’s cover shoot took place in the toniest section of Southampton on its legendary Billionaires’ Row. We touched base with Saunders broker Vincent Horcasitas to get the dish on one of the Hamptons most unique properties.

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND The patio boasts an infinity edge pool and spa with panoramic views.


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“This is one of those projects that’s ahead of its time. It’s at the forefront of a modern build– definitely for out here in the Hamptons.” Tell us a little bit about 1400 Meadow Lane. It’s a single home that’s been in development for the past three years, from the purchase to the completion of the property. It’s about 11,000 square feet on the first two floors. There’s also a lower level to this property with additional square footage. There were a lot of variances put in place in order to be able to build this size house in that location. It’s very modern, which is a trend in the Hamptons right now, and this home is at the forefront. How did the modern design come about? McDonough and Conroy were the architects on this project. The same developers built a modern home on Sam’s Creek in Bridgehampton that I listed and sold for a little over $25 million. The same person is now building a house on 374 Pauls Lane in Bridgehampton that is super modern, even more modern than this one. Is this team known for their modern homes? For the past 10 years I have been working with Paolino Development, which is the builder on this project. I consider them my friends, and they have been clients of mine for years now. There seem to be a lot of unique details that went into this home. Yes, the home is truly extraordinary. When you enter the property you pass through beautiful gardens. There’s a water feature to the left when you walk in the huge, pivoting front door. There’s also a space-age elevator, which is made of glass and was quite expensive to install. It’s ultra large and beautiful. There’s a prep kitchen to support the full chef’s kitchen, and an outdoor kitchen as well. A state-of-the-art movie theater is another standout, plus a large 2,700-square-foot rooftop deck that’s surrounded by glass. You can see everything! The property has two very special features–you get extensive views of Shinnecock Bay, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the property has 165 feet of ocean frontage. The master suite on the first floor stretches from the pool on the oceanside part of the house, all the way to the bay side. It has a luxurious bath, walk-in closets, sitting room, and a spacious bedroom. It’s just grand, and uniquely done. Another feature is a hardcourt tennis court. We rented the home from Memorial Day to Labor Day for a huge number that broke the record for the most expensive rental in the Hamptons for a 90-day period. Is the beach private? Out here, there are no private beaches. You have village beaches and town beaches. You have to live in

ADULT PLAYGROUND The hardcourt tennis court comes complete with shaded cabana.

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the area to obtain a sticker for access to this beach– you have to live here to be able to use it. Although it’s not private, you do have a pristine beach right in your backyard. This property is less than a mile to a heliport, and there’s a boat launch across the street. With all the guest rooms and amenities, it seems like a house built for entertaining. It’s all about entertaining! There are nine bedrooms and 12.5 baths. This is one of those projects that’s ahead of its time. It’s at the forefront of a modern build–definitely for out here in the Hamptons. I haven’t seen anything like it. It’s quite innovative and unique. Are there any other properties that you’re representing that you’d like to mention? 374 Pauls Lane is done by the same developer, almost a 16,000-square-foot ultra modern contemporary on an acre and a half on a pond, with a tennis court, pool, and indoor and outdoor entertaining areas on multiple levels. You can look it up. It’s an amazing property. I’d say it’s even revolutionary. It’s listed for $16 million. One of the special features of that house is that the whole thing is made of concrete, steel, and glass. There’s no wood inside that house!

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hamptons’ most stylish It’s not just the beaches, balmy weather, and alfresco bashes that make the East End special. There’s major chicness to delight in, as these well-dressed regulars prove.

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Personal style philosophy: “West Coast, but polished. My personal style reflects being born in California, but influenced by living in NYC.” Beloved brands: “Phoebe Philo for Céline, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection, and Markarian. These designers all reflect different times in my life. For that reason, they’ll always be all-time favorites.”

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Fashion inspos: “Sienna Miller and Brigitte Bardot.” East End shopping haunts: “I love spending time at my friend Joey Wöelffer’s store in Sag Harbor. She has curated such an eclectic variety of vintage clothes, jewelry, and textiles. Another dear friend, Sasha Benz, opened a stunning boutique in Montauk, Wyld Blue, that I am always shopping at. I love Communitie East for hats and silk dresses, too.” Best fashion advice: “My Gigi, aka my grandma, used to tell me, ‘You can never be overdressed, but if you’re underdressed, people will notice.’ She is still one of my fashion inspos.”

tracy anderson Personal style philosophy: “I wear whatever feels good to me. I also wear my favorite things over and over, because they feel good to me.”

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Beloved brands: “Victoria Beckham, because she knows how to cut clothes for women in a beautiful, striking way, and she tells a story of strength and femininity in all of her pieces. I love the way Carolina Herrera is able to achieve a perfect, playful elegance with incredible sophistication. Also, Loro Piana—I could live in that cashmere forever! I would rather buy one of their sweaters and wear it multiple times a week for decades than have hundreds of sweaters from other places.”

I’d never be caught wearing… “Tevas. Just not for me.” Summer uniform: “A swimsuit, a cover-up, and a healthy dose of sunscreen with a hat on, always— ultimate summer look means chic sun protection.”

East End shopping haunts: “Tenet and Loro Piana.” Best fashion advice: “My grandmother, who is 95, always said to never leave the house wrinkled. She was the best at ironing. To this day, a perfectly pressed white dress shirt is one of my favorite staples.” I’d never be caught wearing… “A tattoo. I love to be naked, and I swear I would scratch it off.” Summer uniform: “I love G. Label’s Martindale seamed bustier dress. I’m in easy cotton dresses all summer, like a proper girl from the Midwestern cornfields.”


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nina agdal Personal style philosophy: “All. Over. The. Place. Most days, I’m super practical and my go-to is a pair of jeans and a tee or sweatshirt; other days, I feel like dressing in vintage dresses and fun accessories. It depends on my mood!” Beloved brands: “I recently have mostly purchased vintage designer items on sale, which is so fun; my favorites are from Céline and Gucci. I mix that up with Zara pieces, especially for trends I know I’ll get sick of.” East End shopping haunt: “My favorite vintage store ever is Deep Blue Vintage, at The Montauket. [Founder] Cristina Horan is so incredible at finding gems, and the sweetest girl, too!”

Personal style philosophy: “Sexy, yet sophisticated.” Beloved brands: “Saint Laurent, Chloé, and Tom Ford. Anthony Vaccarello’s designs for Saint Laurent are incredible, and Chloé does boho chic so well–I love that look. Tom Ford is the epitome of sleek and cool. His designs look great with jewelry. Not only is he a talented designer, but he’s also super creative in other areas!”

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Fashion inspo: “Diana Ross in the height of the ’70s.” East End shopping haunts: “Blue One, Jennifer Miller, Corner Closet, WildSide, Bandier, and T.J. Maxx.”

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Best fashion advice: “ ‘Buy your jeans slightly smaller, even if you have to lie on the bed to zip them.’—a true quote from my mother, when I was in high school!”

I’d never be caught wearing… “Pink dresses. I’ve had so many bad experiences, so I’m steering clear of them! Besides that, I don’t understand the tiny glasses thing. It’s weird and awkward to me, sorry.”

I’d never be caught wearing… “Ballet flats. I love wearing heels because I like to feel tall!” Summer uniform: “I’ve been living in my Marcie Dress and Paris Sleeveless Dress this summer. They’re both so easy to wear, look great with statement necklaces, and can be dressed up or down. Plus, they’re easy to pack and travel in!”

Summer uniform: “If you catch me heading out for the day, probably oversize jean shorts and a bikini top, no shoes, so I can be ready to jump in the ocean. If I’m going somewhere fun, either a flowy, short summer dress, or jean shorts with a crop top and sneakers.”

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claiborne swanson frank Personal style philosophy: “Classic American, and a bit bohemian—I’m inspired by the fashion of the 1960s and ”70s.” Beloved brands: “Veronica Beard, Valentino, and Emilia Wickstead. I love how each of these brands celebrates women; they’re classic but have a nostalgic vibe in both their design and craftsmanship.”

kit keenan

Fashion inspos: “Lauren Hutton, Jane Birkin, and Charlotte Rampling.”


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Fashion inspos: “Cate Blanchett. She always wears things that are fascinating, fun, and tailored to perfection. Julianne Moore always looks impeccable and ageappropriate, and Naomi Watts is stunning. I also like to see people in the street. I’m always interested in how people put together their look, especially when traveling.”

jenne lombardo

Design process: “I try on every piece in my collection before we move into production. If I’m not crazy about it, then we won’t make it. I only want to sell pieces that I truly love and get excited to wear. Recently, I’ve been bouncing some ideas off my oldest daughter because she can wear the line now. It’s so fun to have her involved in the whole process.” East End appeal: “I go to my house in Sag Harbor, no matter the time of year. I love the change of pace and being able to spend time outside. It helps me reset. Even though I’m a born-and-bred city girl, I’m a beach girl at heart. I’ve been fortunate to travel the world with my family, and the beaches here are some of the most beautiful ones the world has to offer.” (11); getty images (6); shutterstock (3)

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rachel zoe Personal style philosophy: “In the Hamptons or Europe during the summer, I’m all about relaxed glamour—metallic printed caftans, raffia bags and shoes, and always dramatic jewelry.” Beloved brands: “YSL, Chanel, and Hermès, for their combination of luxury, quality, and style, and their ability to transcend time while staying relevant and modern. Of course, I love my own collection and wear it religiously. Also, Chloé, Peter Dundas, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Ralph Lauren, and Valentino.” East End shopping haunts: “What Goes Around Comes Around for amazing vintage, and The Perfect Purse in Southampton—they have an endless wall of Birkins and Kellys. I never get tired of strolling down Main Street in East Hampton, and I love to shop the local boutiques in Sag Harbor and Amagansett Square.”

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Best fashion advice: “ ‘You may intend to be known for something as a designer, but ultimately your customer will decide what you are known for.’ —Diane von Furstenberg, when I first launched my collection. Also, ‘Never leave the house without lipstick.’—My forever glamorous mother.” I’d never be caught wearing… “A sweatsuit or sneakers! It would be a challenge for me to dress down. I truly believe, at least for me, that workout clothes are meant only for the gym!”


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geoffrey zakarian Personal style philosophy: “Classic foundation, but with slight subtle upgrades.”

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Beloved brands: “Tom Ford, Eleventy, and Sunspel. All are true to form, proper yet still a bit edgy and appropriate.” East End shopping haunts: “Orlebar Brown and Ralph Lauren.” Best fashion advice: “ ‘Never dress down. Always one step up. It respects who you’re going to meet or do something with.’—My father.” I’d never be caught wearing…“Flip-flops or muscle T-shirts, and absolutely never on a plane or in public.” Summer uniform: “Light, unconstructed linen jackets, James Perse T-shirts, and Ami sneakers.”


Beloved brands: “Christian Dior, because it’s what I like to wear. Dior as a brand has this distinct feeling that flows throughout everything they make, and it aligns with how I usually feel. Berluti has the best shoes and leather goods; the texture is unparalleled, and their small, elegant details remind me of tattoos. And Tom Ford—for inspiring us all to be sexy.” East End shopping haunts: “Ryland Life Equipment and Tenet.” Best fashion advice: “ ‘Remember the dress code on the invitation.’ —My mother.” I’d never be caught wearing… “A jacket and bow tie with shorts— it’s style nonsense to me.” Summer uniform: “Navy blue pants with a light blue or white shirt and a blue jacket. To me, that outfit means summer—blue is the ocean, and white is the sand.”

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Personal style philosophy: “Tailored. However casual or formal the outfit, I think it’s important to always look tailored.”


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dr. sheg aranmolate Personal style philosophy: “Exude the current mood of where you are, and what the weather is. Dress according to the seasons, the environment, and the occasion.” Beloved brands: “The Photographer line from Express is my go-to. I used to have a hard time finding cuts that matched my body type; I was born in Africa but have more of a European influence, because part of my family lives in Europe. I’m really big on the slim-fit look, and not many big American brands were doing that. For shoes, I usually go for a British brand, H By Hudson.” Accessories obsessions: “I’m mostly a watch and shoe guy. I buy really good shoes—they last a lot longer. Most guys have one pair of sneakers and one pair of loafers, but once I buy a nice shoe, I keep them really well—I probably have 25 pairs. And my guilty pleasure is automatic watches. There’s an Italian brand, Momodesign, that came out with some Vespa-ish automatic watches. I love retro designs and I have a Vespa scooter, so I wanted a watch to match.”

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I’d never be caught wearing… “Flip-flops and socks. That’s one of my pet peeves. I think it’s ridiculous.” Summer uniform: “I went to boarding school in Africa, and the younger students had to wear shorts and button-ups, and the senior students got to wear pants. Wearing those shorts, I just felt like the lower person on the totem pole, so I don’t really wear shorts. I’ll wear a nice button-up with a pair of slimfit pants that match the weather, though some days I’ll wear a polo, if I’m going golfing or something.”

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Summer skin regimen: “I use Leovard’s Skincare System for my face, which has cleanser, tonic, and serum. It keeps my skin smooth and helps with some aging, because I’m getting up there in age now. For my body, I use the moisturizing lotion, which is good for head to toe. I use the Luxury Lip Luster, too. I’m a complicated person when it comes to my ideas and my daily lifestyle, but I’m kind of the Marie Kondo of skincare.”

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Shukhman Whether she’s lounging poolside or cruising through TSA, Rita Shukhman, MCM’s head of global digital marketing, makes sure to dress flawlessly. Ahead, she divulges her savvy sartorial moves to being a fashion ace for any occasion. BY ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV

What’s your personal style like? I would describe my style as classic and polished, with more of a focus on fit versus trend. What are your all-time favorite fashion brands? I spent five years working at Dolce & Gabbana and have always loved their women’s tailoring. I also love Balmain and Helmut Lang for their leather pants. Although MCM historically hasn’t been an apparel brand, I’ve grown up admiring their bags, and now that [global creative director] Dirk Schönberger has come on board, it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite fashion brands as well. Besides my love for ladylike dresses, I also gravitate toward an edgier, rock ’n’ roll vibe. Who are your greatest fashion inspirations? I do have a shortlist of ladies whose style I love and admire: Coco Chanel, Natalie Portman, Kate Bosworth, Diane Keaton, and Janelle Monae, to name a few. How has your style evolved over the years? I’m not as conservative and rigid in my style today. In the past, I would be careful to color-coordinate my look; I took a measured approach to fashion. Now, I’m much more relaxed and playful in my styling. I’ve been mixing colors much more and really stepping out of my comfort zone with mixing high and low pieces. Which style phase or trend did you go all in for— and are relieved is firmly in the past? Oh, there was a time when I went all in on the huge platform. I’m not very tall, and have always been rather thin, so looking back at my legs on top of these huge platforms literally makes me cringe. Besides looking silly, I attempted to put them on again today, and being that far off the ground actually makes me nervous and unstable. I felt like I would fall and break a hip! What’s the most surprising item we’d find in your closet, and what’s the story behind it? A MCM WizPak, which is a backpack with a built-in speaker system. People are always shocked when they see it, but (1); getty images (1); all others courtesy

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THE LUXE LOOK Rita Shukhman at home in the Hamptons.


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it’s a product that I helped create in my first year at MCM. The technology is brilliant, and aesthetically it’s a super cute bag. I wear it to the beach or on trips with my family. When traveling, you always want to have high-quality sound and this way, you can make it “fashion.” What’s the most meaningful piece in your wardrobe? A few years ago, my husband and I won a trip to Paris at the Gordon Parks Foundation dinner. The trip included a private tour of Coco Chanel’s apartment, and front row seats to the Chanel Resort runway show. After the tour, we went to Chanel’s Rue Cambon store and I bought the most beautiful tweed jacket as a souvenir from the trip. It remains one of my favorite purchases of all time. What’s your personal equivalent of a power suit— a look that makes you feel most confident and successful at work? I’m a huge fan of menswear and tailored suits. Dolce & Gabbana has always done an exceptional job at creating beautifully tailored suits for power female executives. What’s the best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever received, and who gave it to you? I feel like I got this advice from my mother, too, but it was Coco Chanel who said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” That quote has always stuck with me. I think people should take pride in their appearance, and put as much effort into how they look as they do into all other aspects of their lives. What will we absolutely never catch you wearing? You would probably never see me in athleisure unless I was going to or from the gym. I’m not a big fan of wearing workout gear outside the house. Don’t get me wrong, if you come visit me at home, you will likely see me in the most comfy sweatpants and hoodie at all times, but I rarely go out in them. I think it’s something I learned from my grandmother. Even at age 85, she would never leave the house without putting on her lipstick and blush. What outfit are we most likely to find you wearing in the Hamptons? My summer style is pretty consistent. I love a pair of denim shorts and a vintage tee during the day. Sag Harbor is just so casual and laid-back, there is no need for anything else. But in the evenings, I love a caftan. The feeling of something flowy and glam after a day in the sun just makes me feel super happy. Where do you like to shop out East? My home is in North Haven, so I tend to shop more in Sag Harbor Village. I love all the little shops there, and I always manage to find great pieces every summer. Actually, I just placed an order for a custom army jacket at Joey Wölffer—it’s amazing! What’s your go-to look at the beach or pool? I love a Missoni or Eres bikinis—they’re so classic, and fit me well—paired with an Hermès wrap or a Zimmermann cover-up. You will always see me with some sort of head gear, whether it’s a fedora or a floppy Eugenia Kim beach hat, and a pair of cool shades. I like the new styles from MCM, but for variety, a friend of mine recently launched an amazing service called It’s essentially a sunglass concierge that picks and matches you with the best and latest brands and styles of sunnies for your face. What trend are you test-driving this season? Since joining MCM, I have been excited about street style. I’m getting into our crossbody belt bags, and

EASY, BREEZY Shukhman is often seen in stand-out, bold accessories.

“people should take pride in their appearance, and put as much effort into how they look as they do into all other aspects of their lives.” even backpacks. I’ve been buying a lot more sneakers and joggers as well. It’s super fun mixing track pants with a blazer and a pair of heels. I’m definitely not an expert yet, but I’m enjoying the infusion of oversize hoodies in my wardrobe. Which Instagram accounts do you follow? I oversee digital marketing at MCM, so influencer strategy and Instagram has been something that I spent a lot of time looking at! Currently, I really enjoy @paolaalberdi, @upcloseandstylish, @brittanyxavier, and @dailyfrontrow. Where do you shop online, and what do you buy? I still enjoy the in-store experience, but online my goto’s are MyTheresa, Net-a-Porter, and lately I’m really into FWRD by Elyse Walker. All three do a fantastic job of editing and styling. I tend to buy vacation gear from Net-a-Porter, and their same-day delivery in the Hamptons can’t be beat. MyTheresa is great for the hard-to-find items that might be sold out in department stores—and if all else fails, Farfetch it! What’s your favorite thing to shop for? There is nothing I love more than a leather jacket or

blazer. I have every leather jacket made by MCM in the past two years—paired with a dress or ripped jeans and heels, and I’m ready for anything. How do you approach getting dressed? I am constantly traveling, so I try to plan my outfits in advance. No day is really the same, but I always dress for the occasion. Depending on what meetings are happening that day, or lunch or dinner plans, I start with the agenda and build the outfit based on that. What’s your go-to travel outfit, and how does it achieve a balance of comfortable and chic? My mother always taught me to travel in style. My go-to outfit currently includes a pair of MCM sneakers, skinny jeans, and a leather jacket. I also keep an MCM weekender bag with me on all flights as my carry-on. Which celebrity’s wardrobe would you like to raid? Natalie Portman. I can only imagine the amount of Dior dresses in that closet!


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Lydia Fenet’s first book, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You, has emerged as a (best-selling!) phenomenon that is empowering women of all ages and professions to step up in the workplace and command the respect—and compensation—they deserve.

You’ve been working at Christie’s for 20 years. Did anyone ever float the idea that you should write a book? No one ever asked me to write a book. I just felt like I had a message that I wanted to share, and writing a story about my 20-year journey at Christie’s—both good and bad—seemed like an incredible way to share that message. Was there a particular incident that inspired you to write it? Once you got started, what was your strategy for writing it? The New York Times wrote a day-in-the-life piece about me, which followed me throughout the course of my typical day—raising three kids, working as a managing director at Christie’s during the day, and taking charity auctions onstage at night. I mentioned to the reporter that I wrote at night after auctions when I couldn’t sleep, because of the adrenaline from being onstage. When I saw the transcript, I realized it was now or never. I spent the six weeks before the piece was published in the Times finishing my proposal. The book sold a week after the Times piece was published! Tell us about your famous “strike method.” When I’m onstage during a charity auction, I use a gavel strike at the very beginning, to show the room that I am in command of it. Similarly, I encourage readers to find something—a physical movement, an opening line, or something that inspires them—to help them focus and feel confident enough to command a boardroom or even tackle a difficult conversation. How has the #MeToo movement affected professional women who work in sales? It’s been a game-changer. There is an expectation for openness and transparency that didn’t exist two years ago. It is up to us to keep the conversation going and to bring as many people into the conversation as possible.

What’s your best advice for young women who are considering a career in that field? Bring your own personality into sales; don’t copy what you have seen other people do before you. It’s up to you to develop your own style while integrating the techniques that others before you have perfected. In addition to your day job running strategic partnerships at Christie’s, you have an international reputation as one of the world’s top charity auctioneers. What do you love about being onstage and raising money for nonprofits? I love everything about it. I love the challenge of quieting a noisy crowd with a small gavel and the words that I think up on the spot. I love hearing a crowd laugh and knowing that they are having fun—despite the fact that they are probably going to be broke after the auction. Most of all, I love seeing the faces of development directors when I have exceeded their goals, knowing that they will be able to fund a clinical trial or build a home for a deserving veteran or do anything that helps people in need. A big part of your auctioneering job is using a bit of stand-up comedy. Have you always had such a sharp wit? Who are the funniest people in your life? My siblings are by far the funniest people in my life. My friends Auburn [Daily] and Holly [Dunlap] are a close

second. I have always loved making people laugh, but it wasn’t until I started taking auctions that I realized how incredibly effective it can be in fund-raising! You frequently take auctions for fund-raisers in the Hamptons. What’s unique about the crowd out here? It’s so great to take auctions out East because people are in a relaxed, beach mode. No one is dying to leave at 8:30 p.m. because of a crushing workday the next day. You’ve been traveling around the country on your book tour. What’s some of the best feedback you’ve received from women who have read your book? I can’t tell you how much I love meeting people around the country who have read the book. A woman at one of my first signings was talking about the chapter on rejection and said, “You want to talk about rejection? I worked at a call center for five years and have been rejected over 10,000 times. I’m bulletproof.” I thought that was the most incredible statement. Bulletproof! You’re working on your next book. Please share! My next book, The Most Powerful Girl in the Room Is You, is for the next generation of powerful women!




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CULTURE REVOLUTION When lifelong jewelry lover Laura Chavez discovered the endless possibilities of cultured diamonds, she began the process of carving out her own space in fashion history. Meet the maverick behind Lark & Berry.

THE ENTREPRENEUR Lark & Berry founder Laura Chavez

cultured diamonds and stones designer jewelry brand in the world, and we’re so proud! When you launched Lark & Berry, what did you think was missing in the jewelry landscape? Quite literally, more cultured diamonds! Lark & Berry is the first designer luxury jewelry brand in the world to exclusively use cultured diamonds. We wanted to

get behind the movement of cultured to highlight how this isn’t some fad—the planet is in serious trouble, and the only way to sustainably source diamonds is to culture them in labs. We can’t keep digging, polluting groundwater, displacing wildlife, and creating an environment for human rights abuses to still flourish. Lark & Berry is not only the first to exclusively use


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What’s your professional background? Two years ago, I got my MBA at London Business School. My undergraduate studies are in economics and managerial studies from Rice University in Houston. London Business School brought me to England—in years prior, I began my notable work experience in hospitality, specifically in the resort industry. I later served in an advisory role to a board of directors in that industry. Then, I ran my own restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I like to think of myself as a global citizen. When did you first become interested in jewelry? I’ve always loved jewelry, and it had always been a dream of mine to someday have my own brand; however, I was apprehensive about getting into fine jewelry as I didn’t want to contribute to the controversial practices of the mined diamond industry. During my MBA, I found I still had an interest in jewelry that wouldn’t go away, and I found, still, that the mined diamond industry remained controversial. However, I decided to take a course on the history of jewelry, even if just for interest. During this course, I happened upon the science of diamond culturing. I was amazed! Cultured diamonds are made in labs that replicate the exact circumstances under which diamonds form naturally underground. I learned with culturing diamonds, we could avoid all the negative aspects of mining. I took it as a sign, like, “Yes! This sustainable method is the only way I’m going to get involved in diamonds!” What initially inspired you to learn more about cultured diamonds? As soon as I discovered that cultured diamonds are 100 percent genuine diamonds that don’t have to be mined— which hurts the whole environment, including plants, trees, wildlife, and people—and that they’re guaranteed conflict-free every single time, and that with cultured diamonds, we can price them fairly, because they aren’t subject to mined monopoly, I was just too intrigued to not learn more. When that interest blossomed into me deciding to start Lark & Berry, I knew cultured diamonds and stones would be the only way I would operate. I got excited about Lark & Berry being the first exclusively

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cultured, but we’re also pioneering with our luxury, in-store piercing concept in London, using our jewelry with only cultured diamonds and stones. I think having so many “firsts” to our name, coupled with the fact that we really try to educate in advertising and the media about the virtues of cultured, has been what earned us the label of “diamond disrupters” by the press. So even more than we’re filling a niche that wasn’t previously there in luxury, I like to think we are spearheading something altogether new. What makes your lab-cultured diamonds so unique? Cultured diamonds aren’t just unique—they’re a clear winner over mined diamonds for so many reasons. With cultured, we get no human rights abuses or conflict that still happens in some areas, far less harm to the Earth as no mining is needed, and an equal diamond to its mined counterpart that is often better quality. Cultured diamonds are routinely Type IIa status, the world’s finest in diamonds. Only 2 percent of mined diamonds reach this purity benchmark. The science alone is amazing. I think there are still a lot of people out there who don’t even know cultured is an option with diamonds yet. I’ve even been the one to tell some people about it for the first time, and I love seeing the amazement on their faces learning of a diamond that through heat and pressure can be created scientifically in a lab, exactly replicating how they form underground. I’ve also, firsthand, seen gemologists with years of experience not be able to tell cultured diamonds from mined diamonds; seen them admit defeat, because very simply, there’s nothing to tell apart! How do you describe the brand’s aesthetic? Design comes first with us. I like to think our Bow necklace winning the 2019 JCK Las Vegas Editor’s Choice Award for design shows that we’re doing something amazing! Our cultured diamond jewelry is delicate, yet bold, classic, and playful. We believe in wearing diamonds every day with a “why not?” attitude. We cover every base of cultured beauty, from glittering diamond stars to abstract-set sapphires and kaleidoscopic drops of ruby and emerald. Our pieces are luxurious but conversational—they’re modern and offbeat. Give us the scoop on your global campaign and the meaning behind “Clean. Cool. Cultured.” The phrase “Clean. Cool. Cultured.” just totally encompasses what Lark & Berry is all about. “Clean,” as in, a clean, cultured diamond that’s better for the Earth and just as genuine as its mined counterpart without a single bit of shady history. “Cool,” meaning that cultured diamonds are just the same as mined but created more responsibly with technology. What’s cooler than that? Lark & Berry is all about scientific achievements! “Cultured” is my favorite term for grown diamonds. Much more so than “lab grown,” cultured really embodies my favorite aspect of these technological and luxurious stone marvels—they’re truly the way forward. Cultured diamonds are the progressive choice and the only truly sustainable choice. Our new campaign derived from this phrase is comprised of web ads, upcoming commercials, and the launch of several new jewelry collections. We’re so excited! Where is the brand currently sold? Currently, our e-store, which serves everyone around the world; our London flagship brickand-mortar in Marylebone, which features our in-store piercing concept; The Alkemistry in Covent Garden,

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“the planet is in serious trouble, and the only way to sustainably source diamonds is to culture them in labs.” London, which also features our piercing collection; and Wolf & Badger online, as well as its brick-andmortar boutique in NYC’s Soho district. What are your plans to expand? We’re in heavy research right now in different markets, but we can now announce that after careful consideration of various offers, we have found a partner that aligns with our values and we are set to launch in Scandinavia in a few months. We are also in talks to open pop-up concepts in NYC and Los Angeles! Do you think you’ll do any collaborations? I’m open-minded to collaboration with anyone who

knows cultured diamonds are the way forward. Some dream collaborations would be with someone like Emma Watson or Gwyneth Paltrow, as they have both made great strides fighting for sustainable causes. Stella McCartney would also be a dream come true. She’s one of the pioneers when it comes to successfully marrying sustainable materials and design-centered luxury. And as far as partnerships go, Lark & Berry works with One Tree Planted, which for every Lark & Berry purchase plants five trees in areas of the world in need of reforestation—particularly in regions of Africa, where the diamond-mining industry has hit hard.


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After years of traveling the world, Marina Cocher has now set up shop in Bridgehampton with a pop-up boutique located above Pierre’s. There, she sells a collection of brands inspired by some of summer’s glitziest destinations. BY TANGIE SILVA Where did your passion for traveling originate? I was raised in France by a family who loved to travel. I also had an uncle who was living in Italy, and we went there every summer to visit him. What has been one of your favorite destinations? I have traveled so much. That’s not an easy question! I love the sea and the sun. My favorite place, though, is the Maldives because of the incredible turquoise color of the sea and the peacefulness of the islands. It’s so amazing—even better than Bora Bora. I went there twice. The first time was for my honeymoon, and the second time to give my ex-husband a second chance. We were there on December 26, 2004 when the big tsunami hit. At 9 a.m., the first wave arrived and two minutes after that I thought it was the end of my life. My life was only saved thanks to a palm tree that I held on to. So now I imagine the Maldives is in my heart forever. What are some of your summer essentials for trips? I like to have nice fabric and flowy tunics with gorgeous colors. I really like bright colors and patterns. Where in the world are you off to next? My next trip will be to Europe in September. It’s my mother’s big birthday, so we’re going to the South of France, Greece, Italy, and Corsica. Any recommendations for traveling? Pack light—not like me! I always travel with a lot of luggage, but at the end of the day I always buy lots of

stuff, too. It’s better to discover new boutiques and go shopping while traveling. We hear that you’ve staged fashion shows in restaurants. I worked for Club Med stores for several years, and we were organizing fashion shows in the resort. The day after the fashion show was always the busiest sales day of the week. I also used to do it at Nikki Beach and Bagatelle in St Barth’s, and people loved it. What was it like to create your own line? I started my own line four years ago with candles and diffusers with different fragrances representing the five main beaches in St Barth’s. The next step is to create my own brand very soon. It will be a whole lifestyle concept with clothing, but also design, decoration, fragrance, and more. How would you describe your personal style? It is simple, natural, comfortable, and at the same time, refined, classy, and glamorous. Which location has been the most influential on your personal sense of style? St Barth’s, of course! It’s a place where freedom is everything. You can dress the way you like, and nobody judges you. Complete freedom is a precious thing. You can determine your style through your outfit and be who you really are. When did you decide to create collections based off different parts of the world? When I started to travel, it became obvious that each place and culture generates a different way to dress oneself. It’s important to feel like you belong to the place you’re in, even if it’s during the holidays. Being such an international company, what drew you to the Hamptons? Love! I met someone who was living between New York and Bridgehampton, and I fell in love with this special place.

What does being in the Hamptons mean to you? It’s one of the best places in the world, with classy and elegant people. To me, it’s the American version of St. Tropez. What have you been up to this summer? I have been working a lot! In fact, I’ve been at Pierre’s restaurant in Bridgehampton every day. I do my fashion shows for lunch and dinner through Labor Day. I have a little pop-up inside the restaurant, too. Any new projects coming up? Of course, the launching of my new brand. So, stay tuned!

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FN Platform—the ultimate trade show devoted to shoes, within MAGIC in Las Vegas—launched in 2010, and now boasts more than 1,000 exhibitors. The Daily Summer tracked down UBM’s Leslie Gallin to get the scoop before this month’s big show.

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INTERNATIONAL STYLINGS Just a few of Gallin’s hot industry picks at FN Platform.

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Tariffs are not an issue at the moment either. They’re the ones offering newness for the consumer and greater margins for the retailers, as they’re not competing with the retailer online. It’s a social experience to shop in the store. You need to provide products other than what consumers find at major brands, so the consumer feels good about making the effort to shop in-store and find products they can only get there, not online.”

What’s new this season? We are seeing women’s heels making a comeback, and booties are hot, as are any form of athleisure styles. For men, dress shoes are also making a comeback, but this time utilizing state-of-the-art technology for materials and construction. This is making the shoes softer and lighter. Tell us about the various panels at FN Platform’s show this season. We’ve brought the panels onto the show floor. We believe both sides of the aisle want to take advantage of the value-added learning experience. We’ll cover all the important bloggers and how to work with them on a panel titled “I Gave a Blogger a Pair of Shoes and Now What?” We’ll also talk about trends, sustainability, and diversity. And it wouldn’t be an FN Platform without a celebrity appearance, so Nicky Hilton will do 20 questions with Footwear News. The Daily Summer will be moderating a panel with you at the show with influencers, too. We believe knowledge is power. As a steward for the footwear industry, the timing of the show twice a year offers us the opportunity to offer up-trending industry information and to start conversations. The influencer panel is our way of putting those on the pulse in front of those brands and businesses who can benefit from the feedback. How have influencers changed the footwear industry? The Internet has opened up a new platform for those who love fashion to have a voice. The audience that is reachable today is far greater than when the fashion industry was solely reliant on print media. Today, influencers are digital—those who are pure and unpaid will gain greater followers. People don’t want to hear


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an infomercial or an advertisement. The folks who have an eye for style and trends have always been at the apex of fashion. The field has broadened to include young, international voices, in real time. Today’s influencers also offer the consumer a voice in what trends they will embrace and pay for. How has social media changed the business of designing and selling shoes? It’s changed the speed to market. It’s the ability to see what people are wearing in Japan right now and next week have it available in L.A. It’s a democratization of fashion. Now, everyone can play editor. Have you seen any emerging trends? In terms of emerging colors, we’re seeing deep jewel tones. There’s also a use of technology to address sustainability, but the most interesting is seeing the additional attention to design. Plus, shoes that are fun and whimsical are attractive right now. Given where FN Platform takes place, do you have any Sin City recommendations? Las Vegas has something for everyone! My recent favorite was visiting the Mob Museum. It’s quite well done and offers interactive experiences; I highly recommend the Crime Lab Experience, the Feds Fight Back exhibition, and, of course, The Speakeasy! Do you ever go out to the Hamptons? I miss the Hamptons. I haven’t spent much time there since moving to L.A. My favorite time is in the fall. I need to plan a trip!


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“i wanted to create a brand that said it was okay to be you, because that is where we connect.”

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—Meghan hanna, co-founder, two chicks

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Meghan Hanna and Linda Dow Cash are on a mission to help women connect… over cocktails! Canned cocktails from the duo’s company, Two Chicks, to be exact. BY CHARLES MANNING

What made this goal of connecting and empowering women so meaningful to your personal lives? Hanna: I was raised by two moms in a time when that wasn’t something that was spoken about on the level that it is today. So I was raised in a home that was obviously very women-centric with my moms’ friends and people in the LGBT+ community. It was an environment of connection, love, empowerment, and inclusivity, where being happy and authentic

were really important. When I became an adult and a mom, I began to see that isn’t always what resonates across lines with women. Often, it’s the opposite—a competition—and I didn’t love that, so I wanted to create a brand that said it was okay to be you, because that is where we connect with one another. Are cocktails a means to letting down your guard, in order to bond and support? Hanna: Our cocktails actually have a pretty low alcohol content, so it’s not really about the mind-altering effects that alcohol can have on somebody. It’s more that when you’re breaking bread with somebody, or, in this case, having a cocktail with somebody, you feel more open, more casual, and that helps you let down your guard. Linda, how did you become involved? Linda Dow Cash: Meghan and I connected through a mutual friend who knew I was looking for a new

business venture to be a part of. And I just loved the story of Meghan and her two moms. And her two daughters. I love two’s. Did you two hit it off right away? Cash: Yeah! It was almost like I’d known her forever. She walked into my house and it was like she belonged there. Maybe we knew each other in a past life. Hanna: Absolutely. I believe that nothing is coincidental, and Linda coming into my life through a mutual friend was also a testament to the “why” behind the brand. It’s all about those connections. What were you each doing professionally before you started working on Two Chicks? Cash: My husband and I owned a craft and toy company, but we retired from that. I also like to design and build houses. Hanna: I started my career as a school counselor,


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Where did the idea for Two Chicks come from? Meghan Hanna: Two Chicks was born out of my passion for encouraging women to embrace one another and connect, rather than compete. I just felt like there wasn’t anything in the market that really embraced qualities of empowerment, inclusivity, and connection. And I decided to focus on cocktails, because women tend to connect over cocktails.


Expertly vetted musts, from the longtime East Ender Hotel: American Hotel Restaurant: The Beacon in Sag Harbor Bar: East Hampton Grill Brunch Spots: Goldberg’s Famous Bagels and Mary’s Marvelous Beach: Indian Wells Indulgence: Cookies from Levain Bakery working with kids from kindergarten through 12th grade. I did that for about six years, and then transitioned over to commercial real estate. So neither one of you had a background in the spirits industry at the beginning. Was that daunting? Cash: The challenge for me has been working through all the different regulations from state to state. Hanna: Yeah, there’s a definite learning curve when it comes to the actual intricacies of the industry. Tell us about the R&D process. How did you develop these cocktails while remaining sober enough to make smart decisions about the product? Cash: We have a great team of seasoned veterans, including our mixologist, who have been in the industry for years, but I did have to learn that when you’re tasting this stuff, you have to spit it out or you will be wasted all day! How long have you two worked together? Cash: Since July 2018. Hanna: The other thing that Linda and I connected over was our efficiency and need for speed in life in general. We are both very much Energizer Bunnies. You live on opposite sides of the country. [Meghan lives in Orange County, CA, and Linda is in Amagansett.] Was the distance an issue when you were first launching the brand? Cash: I’m closer in the winters. I’m in Las Vegas for six months of the year, and then I come out to the Hamptons in the summers. The remote work is different for me. We could fit our whole staff in one office, but we know that this is the wave of the future. It’s difficult sometimes, but it’s been working for us.

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Two Chicks’ drinks have a substantially lower alcohol content than most mixed drinks—around 5 percent [alcohol by volume], versus the usual range of 12 to 14 percent. What inspired that decision? Cash: It’s a trend that started in Europe but has come to the U.S. People don’t want to lose control. The younger generations are more mindful and active. They have a lot to do in the day and can’t risk being hungover. You’ve come up with some interesting flavors—vodka with pear and elderflower, or tequila and grapefruit. Why did you decide to offer creative combos right off the bat, as opposed to classic libations, like cosmopolitans or screwdrivers? Cash: Tequila is a huge growing trend, because it’s lower

in calories than whiskey, vodka, or gin. Even Oprah [Winfrey] was saying that she loves her tequila when she comes home. So that’s why we have two flavors of tequila, and then we branched out into vodka with the flowers, because of the aroma and the taste—for the person who doesn’t like tequila. The crazy thing is I don’t care for tequila myself, but I like our tequila drinks. Hanna: Same! Cash: Because they’re balanced. There are so many canned alcoholic beverages these days. Why do you think that’s the case? Hanna: Convenience! Cash: It’s the fast food of alcohol. You don’t have to think about getting cranberry juice or fresh lemons or limes to make a drink when you get home. How do you ensure that your drinks taste fresh? What’s the shelf life? Cash: All the cans are lined, so you don’t get that metal-y taste, and they last about a year. Megan: The cocktails are canned right after they’re made and the lining is BPA-free, so they keep tasting good. The cans really do look lovely. Cash: We went through a lot of designs and really wanted to push the botanical. From my old job too, I knew that you have to catch people’s eye. They’ll buy it once because it’s beautiful and buy it again because it tastes good. You just launched this summer. What has the response been so far? Cash: I see a lot of it resonate through the photos people are sending us. I love looking at our Instagram stories, because all of a sudden, there will be two girls with their two cans taking pictures. I love seeing that. Hanna: I would echo that. It brings tears to my eyes to see someone who maybe I’m not super close with, like a friend of a friend, go out and buy Two Chicks as soon as it hits the shelves. Then they’re posting and it’s always in pairs; it’s a testament to the brand and to this idea of us all supporting one another. It’s something that we’ve really put our hearts and souls into and for people to connect with that is everything. How do you see Two Chicks evolving as a brand? Cash: We’ve talked about having a Two Chicks boutique hotel where people could come and connect through yoga, which would be amazing, but that’s not happening yet. I think we need to sell a couple more cans!


Hanna weighs in on her approach to physical and mental health. What’s your favorite way to stay fit? I love spinning, hot yoga, and lifting weights— anything that makes me sweat. It gets me out of my head and is the time of day that is only for me. It’s so important to honor yourself every day with whatever makes you feel good. How do you stay centered? Meditation at the beach, lighting my prayer candles every night, listening to podcasts that remind me to get back to center. When life becomes chaotic or difficult situations arise, it’s my spiritual practice that brings me back, helps me let go, and reminds me that the universe always has my back. What wellness trend are you obsessed with right now? I’ve been practicing intermittent fasting for years. I love the way I feel. It gives my body a break. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of wellness? Does getting up at 4:30 a.m. to work out count?


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CeCe Barfield Thompson cut her teeth working for Bunny Williams, and now, she’s designing some of the coziest, chicest interiors in New York City and on the East End. BY ASHLEY BAKER What were you like as a child? I was very artistic. I was constantly rearranging things in my room, in my house, in my friend’s house.… And I loved to paint. My walls, my bed—any surface was a place to experiment. My mother always says that she would hear furniture screeching across our wooden floors upstairs and think, “Here she goes again!” What did you study in college? I went to NYU, where I studied art history with a minor in French. Because so many major museums are here in New York, many of my professors were also curators. They expanded our minds in ways that reached far beyond the classroom. Did you always intend to pursue a career in design? I feel like I sort of fought it. I did not want to be an interior designer, because everyone told me I should be one! After college, I worked at Vogue, but it wasn’t really hands-on enough for me. I love history, design, painting, and colors. I had a natural inclination toward interior design, and so I finally went with my nature. I attended Pratt’s interior design program, which is architecturally focused. I thought I was going to study fabrics and color schemes, but it was much more about space planning, scale, volume, and height. I got a true education in renovation; that’s been immensely helpful in what I do. The bulk of my work is in what I would call renovation in collaboration with an architect and construction team. I stayed at Pratt to get another degree in historic preservation, and then I got the job

at Bunny Williams. Working with Bunny was another degree in itself. I learned more about fabrics, scaling, and the client side of the business. It’s so important for designers, and everyone, to have a bank of knowledge from which they can draw for their projects. This can come from school, experience, and osmosis. I sort of see myself as an eternal design student. You launched your own firm four years ago. What was your first project? A gut renovation of a corner apartment in the SherryNetherland. It was an amazing transformation and opportunity; my client gave me free rein. The space was stripped down in the ’80s and done in a trendy way for that time. We took it back to its former glory. From start to finish, it was a two-year project. In every project, the first eight months are always planning— creating drawings and mood boards, interviewing contractors, and working on the budget. It’s my job to not only make a client’s house look beautiful, but make sure the project goes through seamlessly. How do you describe your aesthetic? It’s ever-evolving but rooted in contemporary traditionalism that’s forward-thinking and tailored. I gravitate toward clean lines, but not as a sacrifice for comfort and visual interest. You’re an aficionado of estate sales. In this day and age, when a lot of design feels so ubiquitous with Instagram and Pinterest, it’s more important than ever to try to find special things. That often means going to places like estate sales and

Goodwill. It not only allows you to find unique things with character, but it also really stretches clients’ dollars. I’m also a huge auction aficionado. Doyle and Christie’s are my go-to’s, but my guilty pleasure is Bidsquare. I stay up all night with the blue glow of my phone looking at Bidsquare auctions across the country. Where do you keep it all? At my storage unit in Connecticut. It really helps my practice to be able to pull together interesting, layered interiors for my clients in a short time frame. You don’t always know if you’ll be able to find that really interesting side table in four months. It’s so wonderful and helpful to have a small inventory to pull from. You’re also currently renovating a new apartment for your family on Gramercy Park… My husband and I bought a new apartment that is two doors down from where we are now; it’s been easy for us to oversee the renovation. It was in estate condition, and when we bought it, it had basically no running water. You could brush your teeth in one bathroom, take a shower in another, use the loo in another, but you couldn’t do all those things in one place. So it’s been a gut renovation. We’re bringing in things that hopefully look like they’ve been there since the building was built but are actually brand-new. How long have you been going to the East End? Five years. We rent a charming farmhouse in Wainscott, which we initially found online. When we first visited it, the owner happened to be there, and also happen to live on Gramercy Park. We’ve become friends! What’s your dream project in the Hamptons? A really cozy beach shack. Something right on the water, with an indoor-outdoor feeling where you could hear the water and smell the salt in the air.

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Surf & Turf There’s a reason real estate agents and brokers exist— because shopping for property is quite complicated, especially when it comes to lavish Hamptons homes. Luckily, pros like Saunders & Associates’ Christopher Covert deftly help clients work through the tricky details. Bonus alert: He’s happy to share some surfing tips, too! BY ARIA DARCELLA

INSIDE OASIS 139 Seascape Lane is a sprawling 5,000 square feet, plus a poolhouse.

sac. There are also amazing museums, like The Parrish and the kids’ program there. And they get to go to the city, and still have a connection there. Has social media affected your job? Yes. If you look at Instagram, it’s about showcasing the beauty of a property and getting that emotional draw. I use LinkedIn to look at things in a more analytical and data-driven way. It’s an important piece of marketing. You’ve got to be nimble, and look at the unique platforms and approach them with a specific program.

What are your tips for house hunting in the area? Work with a broker! There are so many complexities, from regulations, to zoning, to what you’re allowed to build. There are subtleties in each micromarket within the bigger overall Hamptons market, so working with an agent who understands all these factors is critical. It’s not the kind of market where you can go on Zillow, look at something, say “That’s a good investment,” and go buy it without really knowing any of the data. There are years of data to study, and you have to work with


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How long have you been on the East End? I’ve been working in real estate here for six years, and made this my full-time residence about four years ago. What’s your favorite thing about the area? It’s a great mix of culture and sophistication, married with casual lifestyle. Outdoor activity, natural beauty, arts and culture, food, all combined together. It’s a great place to raise a family. That was part of the reason we left the city. We left Tribeca and moved to Bridgehampton for the quality of life and family time. What do your kids like about living in the Hamptons? They get to do the things that kids want to do! They go to the beach after school. They’re 7- and 8-year-old girls who just started surfing; it’s going to be a part of their lives. They go riding at the stables two minutes from our house. They’ve got a yard to run around and play, and can ride their bikes around our little cul-de-

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MODERN MASTERPIECE 139 Seascape Lane is designed by Bates Masi + Architects.

someone who understands the builders and the kind of costs there are going to be. Investing is not for the faint of heart out here. What are some of the complexities that you’re referring to? I work with a lot of properties that are waterfront. Working with waterfront properties comes with a set of challenges beyond standard development and real estate, because you’re working with a multitude of agencies. Whether it’s New York State DEC, Town Conservation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in some situations, building departments, or FEMA flood zones. You have to work with insurance agencies to make sure that, at the end of the day, a property is actually insurable. There’s a lot of moving parts, and you have to make sure a client understands that. You have to juggle a lot of different elements—it’s a much bigger job than people understand. Do most sales tend to happen in the summer? September and October are traditionally our busiest months, because people typically want to purchase and have a house ready for the next summer. That’s followed up with the late winter and early spring; people want to get in before the summer. This year we missed that early market, people were sitting on their hands. Why was that? The stock market wipeout of the fourth quarter last year gave pause to the spring market this year. People wanted to get through the first tax season with the new tax code to better understand what their new taxes looked like. For whatever reason, it seemed to be cold and rainy every weekend this spring, so there was

a lot of pent-up demand. [But now the] stock market’s on fire, interest rates are going down again. It’s not usual to have a lot of activity in the early summer; I don’t think there’s a normal cycle anymore. Digital technology has allowed this to become a 12-month marketplace. People shop whenever they want. What do people seem to be wanting right now? People are looking for deals. There’s still a lot of inventory in the market right now, so buyers have the upper hand. They can pick and choose. A savvy seller is going to have to discount. Beyond that, in terms of style, new is the new-new. Everybody wants new, and there is plenty of it! Flat-roof moderns, when you’re down on the ocean, are certainly a trend. Over the past few years, traditional gambrel [roof style] has given way to a more transitional home. People still want that big, open, loft-like floor plan with modern finishes in the transitional form of a shingled home. What’s your favorite thing about working at Saunders & Associates? I think we’re best in brand because we have amazing leadership and an open culture in which agents work together, collaborate, and share information. This makes us much more effective than some of the atmospheres where it’s very individual and every man for himself. We clearly have the best marketing team in the Hamptons; the awards will show that. I think we present the best of everything for our clients. Tell us about 139 Seascape Lane! It’s designed by Bates Masi + Architects; Paul Masi is just so specific and modern. Every little detail in the home has been perfectly thought-out and executed. Oftentimes, modern can be cold and stark. With

When did you start surfing? I’ve been surfing for 35 years, since I was a teenager. Why do you love it? It’s a way to disengage from the nonstop chatter, to reconnect with myself. I leave the phone and texts and e-mails on the beach and have some time to just be. Where in the world have you caught waves? I lived in California for many years, so the West Coast—from Oregon to Baja—and Hawaii, Fiji, the Caribbean, the East Coast, Central America, and Mexico. Impressive. What’s unique about surfing in the Hamptons? It’s really about finding your own little place in the world. The fall and the winter, once the crowds leave, can be really spectacular. What’s the best area for surfing out East? Montauk has some amazing spots, but you need thick skin—or at least thick rubber [a wetsuit]—to be able to get into the water year-round here.

this home, the goal was to take a modern form and create a warm, organic vibe. He wanted to take into consideration the environment of the home—it’s surrounded by farm fields, overlooking Sagg Pond, the beach, and the ocean. What kinds of thoughtful details does the house have? Paul wanted to have this beach-y vibe, and he was able to execute that through the paneling, the sustainably harvested oak flooring, and the black Coldspring granite that’s used for countertops, backsplashes, showers, bathrooms, and barbecue. Everything else is Venetian plaster. There is no drywall, no sheetrock. It just feels natural and organic. The house even smells amazing, because of the products used. That’s what the photos can’t even capture. What was created here was not only a modern house, but an unparalleled, unique experience.

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What were you doing before working in real estate? I was living in New York City, and I had a career in advertising. I had my own company, and I was a rep for different companies that made TV commercials, production companies, editing companies, and music companies. It was pretty much like being an agent, not dissimilar to real estate—you work on commission, what you brought in was what you got. Instead of selling houses, I was selling talent. What lured you out East? My family had a weekend beach house in Amagansett for about 20 years when, 10 years ago, we decided it was time to get out of the city and moved out here full-time. We had two little kids, I had closed my business, and [NYC] wasn’t really working for us anymore. So we thought, “Hey, let’s try moving out to the house in Amagansett, put the kids in school, give it a year, see how it is and if we don’t like it, then maybe…California?” We were just figuring out our next steps. I was the only person in my network in the city

EAST HAMPTON HAVEN A sleek, new construction abode with an airy, open layout.

that ever moved here full-time. It was like completely starting over; I could’ve moved to Kansas! I didn’t know anybody. How did you get acclimated to year-round Hamptons life? Lucky enough, since I had two young children who were 7 and 3 at the time, as soon as school started, I made tons of friends. Everybody was so welcoming. It was different, because there wasn’t this influx of city people at that time, so I was like a new, shiny person, versus how it is now, where it’s more of a normal thing. It was instant love, instant friends, and my kids were so happy. At the end of the school year, my kids said, “Daddy, we’re not moving.” And I said, “Yeah, I’m not moving either.” We were so on the same page. How did you enter the real estate field? People were sort of amazed at the move and started calling me to ask, “How’s the market?” I said, “I don’t know.” That was when I started to listen to all the brokers I was meeting. My goal was, the first year to

get my family completely situated; the second year to figure out what I wanted to do [professionally]; and the third year do it. I got my second- and thirdyear plans pushed ahead, because people started calling me about real estate, and it piqued my interest. Everybody always said I’d be such a good broker. I’d resisted it because it felt so cliché: “Oh, moved out to the Hamptons to be a broker.” But the truth is, it really is the perfect thing for me. I started studying online, went into Corcoran, got a job, took my test, and sold my first house within three months. I was Rookie of the Year for all of Corcoran my first year, which kept me super motivated and inspired. It’s been gangbusters. October marks my sixth year as a broker. The growth has been phenomenal in a short amount of time. It’s been really exciting and incredibly rewarding. Have you moved to new digs since becoming a year-round Hamptonite? We stayed in the same house. We live down in the dunes in Amagansett, which is a real beach


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For Randi Ball, year-round Hamptons life and real estate were both unexpected—and unexpectedly amazing. The Corcoran broker dishes on her deep adoration for Amagansett, the area’s absolute best guac spot, and the latest trends in lower levels.

AMAZING AMAGANSETT GEMS (From left) 11 Mako Lane, a breezy fourbedroom beach house; 27 Bayberry Lane, a modern and serene pad perched on a nature reserve.

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community; everything’s based around the beach, and we don’t have big pieces of land. You almost feel like you’re in Southern California. When we moved here full-time, people said, “Oh, you’ll sell the house and buy a big house north of the highway with a basement and a pool. I really could never bring myself to do it; it’s a really hard place to leave. Even though we do need a bigger house, this house is so special to us. We really haven’t been able to. We’ve given up the bells and whistles for the ocean. What is your current favorite restaurant out East? Coche Comedor, a new place from the people who own Nick & Toni’s, Honest Catering. It’s so fun, and the food is delicious. They have the best guac and chips, ever. It’s just a wonderful place that really brought together the community. We were lacking a really good hangout with really good food. Where do you like to sweat it out? SoulCycle and Mandala Yoga Center. Also Body Tech, which is a small Amagansett gym that has been here for so long and seems a little campy, but it’s the best. A lot of celebrities train there in the summer. What are your go-to spots for some pampering in the Hamptons? Warren Tricomi Salon for hair, Naturopathica for massages, and Spa 27 for nails. Great recs! Getting back to business, how has the real estate market evolved over time? So many families have moved here full-time. In the first two years I was here full-time, I was an anomaly; then, people started moving here from NYC, Florida, and overseas. They came the way I did—a life transition, schools are great, why not try it. And 90 percent of the people I’ve known who move here have stayed. It’s truly become a year-round community. I’ve also found that people who have a second home are coming out on weekends all year, and spending holidays here. Therefore, the restaurants, stores, and gyms stay open. There’s plenty of SoulCycle classes. We have all the essentials. Are certain towns more in demand than before? Amagansett has become one of the most coveted areas. I do credit some of that to Montauk becoming super crazy. You have to drive through Amagansett to

get to Montauk, and even people from Southampton who wouldn’t normally come out this far started coming out. It’s super cute and livable; you can walk to the beach and walk to town. It was definitely sleepy when I first moved here full-time 10 years ago. Also, nobody can deny what’s happened in Sag Harbor. It also used to be more of a sleepy town, artists and writers gravitated to it, and it’s become a big yearround community. Schools are excellent, it’s a walkable village, all the historic homes have been restored—it’s just super hot. Which ubiquitous Hamptons real estate trend do you wish would disappear? Such a huge emphasis on lower levels that need the gym, the wine cellar, the massage room, all of that kind of stuff! I’m personally not finding it super-duper important anymore. Location is the main thing. What makes a seller especially delightful to work with? The best sellers immediately have such good chemistry with me, we decide we’re going to be partners in the process. Those are the sellers I wind up having relationships with far beyond selling their house. What makes for a really great buyer? Someone who lets in spontaneity. Who, in the beginning, lets me lead the education process, and has an open mind. Even those who think they know what they want, and most likely do know, can still open their minds to different possibilities, so they know when they find the best property, we’ve done all our homework. I like when a buyer drives in my car with me. I can be spontaneous, or if they see something

Entertaining is, for many, a huge part of the Hamptons experience. Do you host much? Oh, all the time. We’re that house. My sons are now 15 and 11 years old, and they literally fill my house up. I have no idea how many kids are going to be sleeping here at any given time, and the refrigerator’s stocked with 10 bagel sandwiches in the morning, which is a testament to where we live, because we definitely have the smallest house, but everybody loves to be here. What’s your secret to having a really great party pad? It’s a happy place, and we have fun. There’s no pool, because we have a tiny backyard, but we sit around the fire in the backyard and we barbecue. I also entertain some really special clients; we love having them over for small dinner parties. We love entertaining on Saturday nights, almost all year round. How do you stock your kitchen for the steady stream of visitors? In the summer, we have people stopping by all the time, so, knowing that at any given moment somebody who’s going to stop by could be hungry, we always go to Stuart’s Seafood in Amagansett for the cedar plank salmon. If we have one of those in our fridge, we can do it hot or cold, and everybody loves it. And we make sure we have plenty of club sodas and booze. What’s the best thing someone could bring over when they’re stopping by? A bottle of tequila.

they like but don’t understand the neighborhood, I will say, “I built in 20 minutes to look around, stop for coffee, get a feel for things.” Any predictions for next summer’s market? I think that by the end of the fall quarter of 2019, we’re all going to decide it was actually a really good year in real estate. The major price reductions were really price corrections. It’s not like the Hamptons were “dying”; it was that prices were just getting corrected. I think a lot of the inventory has to do with people aging out, so I think the summer of 2020 is going to be great. People need to start buying the things they’ve been watching. If they see something they love, you know, emotionally, they should buy it. I mean, they’re not gonna sit forever.

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Passion for Polo Elizabeth B. Bowden has been a Hamptons regular since she was a kid. She puts those years of experience in the area to good use in adulthood, by helping her clients at Nest Seekers International find their dream homes—and suss out their perfect neighborhoods, too. She talks East End real estate, equestrian expertise, and entertaining with flair. BY ARIA DARCELLA

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own right; each has an established history and sense of culture. Southampton Village is my favorite; its charm and classical essence resonate with me. Why is the Hamptons a great place for millennials? There’s great shopping, all the way from Westhampton to East Hampton, and even in Montauk. It’s good for people who are sea-savvy, whether you love the beach or boating. The restaurant district is fabulous for foodies—there’s really something for everyone out

here. It speaks to a multigenerational demographic, not millennials alone. Where do you stay when you’re out East? I stay in Bridgehampton North, the heart of the “equestrian district,” as I like to call it. I am right next to the polo fields; polo ponies at my back and show jumpers to the front. Is the Hamptons good for polo watching? I have seen a fair amount from New York to Palm

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How long have you been living and working in the Hamptons? I’ve been coming out to the Hamptons since I was a young child. My family has had real estate in Southampton and on Shelter Island. I moved out East consecutively four years ago. How did you get into real estate? My aunt is a broker, and she always pushed me to get my license. I’d been in high-end sales, everything from horses to finance to clothing, so why not sell highend homes? I love the lifestyle. It resonates with me tremendously. I got my license, and I haven’t looked back since. What’s your favorite thing about being out East? Aside from the water, I love the villages. An actual village is a rarity in New York, let alone the U.S. entirely. Every village in the Hamptons is a coveted district in its


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Beach; I picked up a mallet myself, come the end of my equestrian career. That in itself resonates with me. The Hamptons hosts a strong polo community; it has always been a sought-out Hamptons spectacle, even a tradition to some. It once had a large presence when matches were a weekly weekend affair hosted at Two Trees Farms and open to the public. When Two Trees Polo came to an end in 2015, it changed the community; polo has since been present on a private scale—private polo clubs and charity matches. As of recently, we’re beginning to see polo being resurrected on a public level. Last summer, Social Life magazine hosted a charity match, which then grew into a twomatch affair this summer; both sold out. What do you love about polo? It’s the sport of kings, the equestrian gladiator sport. It’s really high energy, and you have to be super fit. There’s a lot that goes into the game that doesn’t always appear to the human eye. It’s a really spectacular discipline, so to speak, unlike any other. What else brings people together in the area? Fitness is a major part of the Hamptons culture, as is health as a whole. It’s almost like religion—diverse and a lot of it! The Hamptons hosts the best of the best in the fitness sector. Everything from SoulCycle to Barry’s, Physique 57 and everything in between. I love SoulCycle. I am definitely a SoulCycle addict. I went from being a professional equestrian riding horses every day to now wanting to ride a stationary bike. Are there any trends in terms of what people are looking for in real estate these days? It really varies; it comes down to preference. Some look to build new; others seek investment opportunities, while others want roll-in ready. Rarity is the pinnacle of value and the most sought-out commodity when it

comes to real estate. People are looking for something special. Whether that’s something that’s located in the Southampton estate section that’s been in a family for generations and has never hit the market, or something closer to the highway with water views, or a cozy cottage somewhere north of the highway in a coveted waterfront district far from the Village buzz. Rarity and specialness will always vary depending on the person; remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How important is party planning on the East End? It’s everything to the Hamptons, where it’s all about entertaining, being outdoors, and parties with friends. Entertaining is a culture, whether that’s going out to a restaurant or even better, being able to entertain in a savvy way in your own home is special. There are particular properties that are incredibly entertainment savvy, for the host or hostess with the most. Do you enjoy entertaining? I do! I love everything that goes along with it, from curating the menus, to arranging the table, to the guest lists, of course. My biggest tip that I learned from trial and error is get the help. It’s great to want to do everything yourself—however, you want to be able to enjoy it yourself. That was one of the biggest learning curves I had, as I want to do everything myself and create the ultimate experience. Which caterers do you rely on to supply the most impressive food at your parties? For seafood, I always love the Clamman [Market]. It never disappoints! Those baked clams are always the first thing to go. For cheeses, I love Cavaniola [Gourmet Cheese]; their stuff is just exquisite. They also have a wine store with a terrific selection, so it’s kind of a one-stop shop. In terms of dessert, Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton is a no-brainer.

Tell us about some of the houses you’re representing this season! A luxe new waterfront construction in Sag Harbor—43 Harbor Drive. It’s a special property unlike anything else in the marketplace at the moment. What we see with new construction these days is a lot of large homes on smaller lots that lack character. Here, we have an ultra custom construction with every amenity imaginable, and it’s manageable—a proper beach house. How big is it? It’s 3,300 square feet, with five bedrooms and four baths over two levels of living space, plus a bonus third level featuring panoramic views, an outdoor lounge, and a firepit. The backyard is set amid sand, providing a privatebeach vibe and equipped with saltwater pool, poolhouse, and private dock overlooking the Sag Harbor Cove. Any other properties on your docket? Lets talk Montauk, specifically the coveted Hither Hills district; 75 Wood Drive aka the Hither Hills Compound. The property spans over a privately landscaped half acre, comprised of three structures, not to mention the wealth of supporting amenities both tangible and intangible. No real reason to leave the premises except to escape to the beach; private beach access and parking, yes we have that too. What are the other structures? Apart from the 3,200 square foot main house, we have two additional structures on the property; a multi-level pool house and three-bay garage with finished loft. Other mentionables include a heated gunite pool with roman spa, extensive decking with retractible awning and I mentioned it once but I’ll say it again, private beach access and parking at Hither Hills.

GET COZY One of the five bedrooms at 43 Harbor Drive.

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