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CLASSIC CARS by Bob Gelber

Can some collector cars be considered art? Well, convincing many of you would probably be as tough as convincing me, a guy who was raised listening to music written by George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, that rap is music. But I’ll try. After all, fine music and fine cars have a lot in common. Recently, a ‘31 Bugatti Royale was sold for $17.6 million. A ‘29 Mercedes Benz SSK changed hands for $7.9 million. An Italian red 1962 Ferrari 330LM racecar went for $7.2 million and a ‘30 Bentley Speed six captured $5.4 million at auction. A ‘35 Duesenberg SJ Roadster brought $4.7 million. Whew! Just two weeks ago, an Andy Warhol painting sold for $27 million. True, the timing was right for the Warhol, but no way is that piece of art any more attractive or impressive than say, that ‘62 Ferrari 330 LM. Let me also say that the Ferrari would also look damn good in your living room, providing you had the right space! On a more serious note, let me bring up the point that when certain cars are worth so much money, they become more than just automobiles. Some of the logic is that they have become objects of art as well as objects of lust, at least to the automobile connoisseur. That vastly expensive ‘31 Bugatti Royale sedan mentioned above is certainly not as beautiful as say that Ferrari or Duesenberg, but its sheer presence (it’s one of the biggest cars ever made) and its rarity, plus the fact that it was designed by an automotive genius, made it beautiful to enough collectors to bid it up at auction to be one of the most expensive cars in the world. Provenance is indeed very important when considering a car’s value. To further prove that cars are objects of art many museums around the world have several in their permanent collections. MOMA and the Guggenheim here in New York have several. But just look around you. Look in the car magazines. There is really some beautiful stuff out there, not only from the past, but present-day vehicles. Also, a car does not have to be worth mega-dollars to be a work of art. Take, for instance, a 1957 Chevrolet convertible. Or for that matter a 195557 Chevrolet Nomad station wagon. Park that old Nomad alongside the new Cadillac CTS sport wagon and seriously tell me that someday these two “wagons” will not appear in some museum. They are both art, past and present. A toast to all you readers who stand in your garage and stare at the lines of your car, new or old, you know what I’m talking about. Speaking of art and cars, did you know that around 1978, BMW of Germany sanctioned several famous pop artists to actually paint full-size pictures on several of their new M1 super cars? Andy Warhol and Frank Stella were just two of the artists. The cars were to be raced in a pre-

European formula one series call the Pro-Car series. Interestingly enough, about 15 years ago, the colorful Richard Rubio from Westhampton Coachworks had a BMW M1 art car for sale and asked me if I knew anyone who wanted one. I called a friend in Germany who was connected to the German BMW club. Surprisingly, no one was interested. The value of the car then was about $100,000. I mention this because this August 18 to 19, the Guggenheim museum will have Bonhams auction off its BMW M1 art car, which was in the museum’s permanent collection. Fifteen years ago I advised my friends in Germany to buy the car, remove the lightweight fiberglass body with the expensive art and hang it on their wall. Then just have a new body built and drive the car. The M1 is a wildly fast machine.

Good bidding, and have a great weekend. Remember that at the beginning of this article I said that music and cars have a lot in common? Have you ever heard a Ferrari V-12 engine at high revs? Music to our ears. Bob Gelber is an automotive journalist who has lived in the Hamptons for over 30 years. He can also be seen on television talking about his favorite subject, automobiles. He can be reached at

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WHISPERS by Gina Glickman

WHOOPI TIME! Do you have a nickname for your iPhone? Can’t live without your “Crack Berry?” Do you fall asleep holding your computer instead of a significant other? These are just a few signs that you may suffer from Internet Addiction Disorder.

Academy Award-winning actress and comedian, Whoopi Goldberg, may have the answer to help cut down this destructive behavior. Goldberg recently revealed to her co-hosts, Behar, Hasselbeck and Shepherd, on ABC’s “The View,” “I don’t answer my cellphone. I don’t answer the computer. At 6 p.m. everything goes off, except for me.” I suspect, to some of you, the thought of turning off the phone or the computer at a specific time sounds preposterous, utterly impossible. The thought could even set off a panic attack. Yet, powering off is a very simple solution to help end IAD, and this H=holiday weekend, the Hamptons will offer several darn good reasons to shut down the technology and make some good ol’ fashioned Whoopi Time. Saturday evening, 8 p.m., you can experience

Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole and Edward Hibbert perform Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward live at the Bay Street Theatre. Sunday at 6:30p.m. you can, yet again, make a conscious effort to power down and attend the annual Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic East End benefit at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. Join the Bravo network’s head honcho and patriarch of the “Housewives” franchise, Andy Cohen, who is set to attend and will most likely be surrounded by a famous starlet or a bevy of local housewives to stir up some drama. So, ladies, if you don’t want to miss out on the fun, “don’t be tardy for the party.” I couldn’t resist. Good to know not all compulsive habits are bad for you. Just ask the thousands of healthconscious Hamptonites who are addicted to Spinning. A fitness phenomenon that started off with a small and sweaty cult-like following continues to expand in the Hamptons this season. If you are looking for treadmills, cross trainers or weight resistance machines you won’t find them here. Spin-centric studios are all about finding the burn on a bike. You can expect to see rows of stationary cycles lined up inches apart. But, don’t let the immobile factor fool you. Spinning is a full body workout. Generally speaking, spin cycle routines will have you doing a combination of moves, which may include pushups, free weights and even lunges, while cycling. One of the first spin studios in the Hamptons was Zone Hampton which in 2009 transformed into Fly Wheel Sports with seven locations including Sag Harbor and East Hampton. Fly Wheel says they have, “literally reinvented the wheel.” For those of you who enjoy some healthy competition, Fly Wheel developed the TorqBoard—an in-studio display that provides riders with the option to compare their performance to the rest of the class in real time. In Amagansett you have B-East Fitness Studio. In Southampton, HardCore Cycling on Route 27 will be offering complimentary spin classes this Holiday weekend. SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice set up a seasonal spin studio in Bridgehampton five years ago. They both believed indoor cycling could be mentally inspiring and offer a full-body workout. Their spin philosophy was an instant hit and over the years has attracted a dedicated celebrity following. Brooke Shields, Katie Holmes, Kelly Ripa, Anderson Cooper, Jeff Probst, Kyra Sedgwick, Edie Falco, Katie Lee, Tory Burch, Kevin Bacon (continued on page 114)



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Ten Minute Golf By Darren DeMaille Remembering Seve Every year on the last Monday in May, the United States commemorates soldiers who have fallen in military service. This ritual of remembrance brings families together to embrace the freedom we have and meditate on the price it comes with. Golf has its own tribute to people that have had an impact on the game and made it as popular throughout the world as it is today. The Memorial Tournament is Jack Nicklausâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; vision that celebrates his passion for tournament golf and an opportunity to give back to a hometown community that has given him so

much. Every year the tournament is themed around a person, living or dead, who has contributed to the game of golf. This was Nicklausâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; idea as a way to perpetuate the achievements of the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest individuals. In 2010, the person honored was Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seve Ballesteros. It was almost a year later, at age 54, that Ballesteros would pass away from complications of brain cancer. Ballesteros was an iconic figure in European golf, doing what Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer did for the sport in America. Ballesteros got his humble start at the game hitting rocks with a homemade 3-iron. One could argue that this beginning was the reason behind his legendary



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short game. For Ballesteros there was no such thing as â&#x20AC;&#x153;trouble,â&#x20AC;? winning a record 50 European tour victories including five major championships. Moreover, Ballesteros helped put European golf on the map, making the Ryder Cup one of the biggest events in the world of sport. Lee Trevino attributes Ballesterosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; short game success to the amount of spin (or lack thereof) he could impart on the golf ball. Trevino compliments his military-like action of keeping his lower body still, therefore allowing his upper body and arms to create more speed. The average person uses more leg action, which steals essential upper-body speed to create spin. Trevino might be right when it comes to discovering the secret behind Ballesterosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; short game prowess, however one should use caution if trying to mimic his motion. Too much of one ingredient might ruin the recipe. Ballesteros will always be remembered for his magical short game and his imagination in hitting creative shots. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young golfers can learn a lot if they play the game more like Ballesteros and less robotic. Golf is a hard game and to be successful you should play the game with a marriage of feel and mechanics. The next time you are practicing your short game, take out a 3-iron (if you still have one) and try to hit some shots in memory of Ballesteros. You will have a sense of what a magician he was. Darren deMaille is a PGA Professional and the Head Golf Professional at The Bridge in Bridgehampton. For questions, email him at This PGA Tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Memorial Tournament will be held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin Ohio from May 30 through June 5.

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By Stacy Dermont Luce + Hawkins is one of my top three favorite restaurants. I don’t qualify that with “on Long Island.” I’m in good company – the Herbfarm Restaurant outside Seattle often tops best restaurant lists and the Herbfarm was where Chef Keith Luce used to hang his toque. Lucky for Long Islanders, Luce came home to the North Fork two years ago. A lot has changed at Luce + Hawkins since I was last there in October. Happily their menu changes frequently so you can count on experiencing the very best local produce at its peak. The biggest change, though, is the addition of master sushi chef Minoru

Suzuki. He deserves a feature article of his own – so you can read more about him and his art in an upcoming edition of Dan’s Papers. Let’s review the glorious meal that my husband and I enjoyed at Luce + Hawkins last week. Of course we started with cocktails from the “Prohibition Era,” as the menu describes them. Cocktails during the Volstead Act years (1919-1933) were designed to mask the taste of bad booze, not so with these modern versions. My husband’s Harvey Wallbanger was made with LiV Vodka. My Pink Lady was made with Fifty Pounds London Gin,

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housemade grenadine and an egg white secured from one of the Luce + Hawkins resident hens. I couldn’t quite tell if it came from a Silver-Backed Wyandotte or a Bard Plymouth. My husband said I have a woefully underdeveloped palate. I’d never indulged in a Pink Lady before. Pink Ladies are no lightweights. There’s a special treat at the bottom of your glass if you drink up this pretty, foamy pink drink. Before we could start the meal proper, Chef Suzuki sent out a Fluke Carpaccio as an amuse bouche. Wow! were our bouches amused. There are so many lovely little savory notes surrounding this finely cut fish – carrot, radish, nori, with a bit of heat. Delicious. We demolished it. Then he sent out a Japanese seared duck. A Crescent Farms duck that, to an American palate, tastes a bit pickled – next to perfectly tender-crisp Wells Farms asparagus spears, served cold. Don’t miss experiencing the creamy, garlicky Japanese mayonnaise! It’s not like ranch dressing, it’s like ranch heaven! So then we started with our appetizers – the soup of the night for me – Carrot-Leek, and Shrimp and Lobster “Meatballs” (quotes theirs) with Lemon Mayonnaise for the husband. Carrots plus Satur Farms leeks equals something wonderful. The meatballs were deemed “like little crab cakes” by my husband – but I found their texture much more jolly than crab (no pun intended). They are solid, but not overly dense. Syracha lends a bit of tasty heat. For my entrée I ordered the Atlantic Cod. I remember commenting, “This is a lot of cod!” followed by a first, delightfilled bite. My next memory is of a puddle of miso broth at the bottom of my dish. Oh Mommy, umami – that was good too! My husband’s entrée, the Friday Daily Special, was the Shepard’s Pie. It was also on the large size and gone in a flash. He declared it “the tastiest shepard’s pie ever” and “buttery and beefy.” High praise. My husband comes from a long line of Cornish eaters. The beef is a house-ground blend of chuck, brisket, short rib and sirloin. For dessert my husband went for his standard heated cognac, expertly served by Luce + Hawkins Director Michael Kaminski. I ordered the Caramel Corn and Corn Cake (continued on page 90)

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Guild Hall to Screen Film About Paul Bowles By Elise D’Haene When the documentary film Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider was released in 1993, it received accolades from critics across the board, who described the film as “absorbing,” “amazing,” “tantalizing,” “intimate” and “irresistible.” A Washington Post critic wrote, “A fabulous film! You want to see it over and over again!” Regina Weinreich, who co-produced and codirected the film with Catherine Hiller Warnow, has lived part time in Montauk for more than 20 years. She met Paul Bowles in Morocco in 1983 when The School of Visual Arts invited her to teach with him in a sum-

mer program. Realizing that this world-class writer lived in Tangier, the school offered a creative writing workshop along with their classes in fine arts, photography and graphic design. “Paul, however, did not teach. So that is where I came in. I had just completed a PhD degree in American literature. We taught the class together,” Weinreich said. “In the U.S., at the time, Bowles was not well known, even though he had had a distinguished career as a composer, working with Tennessee Williams and Lillian Hellman. When I returned to New York, we began a correspondence. One day, after receiving a letter from him, I began to think



Catherine Hiller Warnow, Paul Bowles, Regina Weinreich

about how to bring his work to an American audience.” Some of the greatest writers and artists of the 20th century encountered Bowles, among


them, Aaron Copland, Gertrude Stein, W.H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Truman Capote. A rare opportunity will be afforded on Sunday, May 29, at Guild Hall in East Hampton at 4 p.m. to see a screening of Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider, with an introduction to the film by Weinreich and Warnow and a question-and-answer session after the screening. (Tickets cost $12, $10 for members.) As an icon to the Beat Generation, Bowles’ writing and life have influenced everyone from William Burroughs (whose Naked Lunch was inspired by Bowles), to David Cronenberg’s film of the same name, to Bernardo Bertolucci, whose film adaptation of The Sheltering Sky was a critical and popular hit. Weinrich, who is a scholar of the Beat Generation, approached Warner, a novelist she had met when they both taught at Brooklyn College, about the possibility of making a film about Bowles. Both women had worked in film previously, she said, so they “applied for a grant that week. We did not get it, but that started us off on the project.” Filmed in Morocco and featuring exclusive interviews with cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg, the film explores the esoteric life of the man who wrote the The Sheltering Sky, one of the most provocative and influential novels of the 20th century, which was later adapted to film by Bernardo Bertolucci. When asked what most surprised her about Bowles, Weinrich said, “He was full of contradictions. He was well known for his travel writing. Yet, during the time I taught with him, when I would say I wanted to visit Fez or other Moroccan cities, he would caution me against it. ‘Why do you want to go?’ he would ask. ‘You’ll catch a cold.’ He was like a fussy parent. He claimed not to want to be interviewed, but people would show up




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at his doorstep daily unannounced, and he would usher them in to his salon and answer all questions. I think he would have been devastated had people stopped coming.â&#x20AC;? Bowles was married to fellow author Jane Bowles, and both had numerous homosexual affairs. In the film, Bowles speaks candidly about his evolution as a writer and composer, but also about his complicate personal life. The film includes archival footage, photos and interviews with those who knew him. Weinreich said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the film had a profound effect on me, in one way; it made me think of filmmaking as something I could do. My relationship with Paul changed after making the film. He first saw it in Atlanta, Georgia, at a private screening with many of his friends assembled for a birthday celebration. He thanked me for making sense of his life, but I always felt he kept his true feelings close to the vest.â&#x20AC;? She said that Debra Winger had the same experience with Bowles when Bernardo Bertolucci made the The Sheltering Sky. Weinriech, who is the author of The Beat Generation: An American Dream and Kerouacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spontaneous Poetics, continues to write about Kerouac and Burroughs. As a cultural critic she publishes on The Huffington Post and her blog gossipcentral. She is also working on a memoir. More information and tickets are available online at


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Gateway Playhouse Season of Surprises By Marianna Scandole Paul Allan, a third generation producer at the Gateway Playhouse, told me about the summer line-up and some major changes happening at the long-time, theatrical mainstay in Bellport. After 62 years, under the knowledgeable and successful management of the Allan family, the Gateway Playhouse is now a nonprofit organization. The transition occurred this winter, and the managing corporation known as the Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County was created on February 8, 2011. The Gateway Playhouse still functions under the same name, and the Allan family retains an important role in the theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existence. Paul Allan is the Producer, as well as holding an important seat representing the Allan family on the Board of Directors. His sister, Robin Joy Allan, is the Artistic and Casting Director, the School Director, handles acting class admissions, and teaches the advanced class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going to the theater isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as unique as it once was. We are finding it harder and harder to fill seatsâ&#x20AC;Śitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;chicken and the eggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; problemâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to raise the money without a full staff, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hire staff without money,â&#x20AC;? Allan said, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any additional funding will hopefully be able to help us survive.â&#x20AC;? The Gateway Playhouse not only hosts amazing plays, but also offers very selective, professional-grade acting classes. The childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes accommodate ages 6-18. These classes are beneficial for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social and intellectual

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development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many children are contained in their shells and need to be brought out,â&#x20AC;? Allan shares. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The acting classes are taught by real acting professionals, not people who are out of touch with current theatre life.â&#x20AC;? The children receive top-notch coaching as well as vital help with the audition process and landing a job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a theatre factory. Our goal is to train and prepare students for a future career in the artsâ&#x20AC;ŚOur quality is close to or surpasses New York City performances. We have Broadway actors as well as up-and-comers on our stageâ&#x20AC;ŚOur shows are fresh and exciting since (thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) only two weeks of rehearsal time.â&#x20AC;? Unlike other theatres, which force students to study elsewhere after they have â&#x20AC;&#x153;ripened,â&#x20AC;? the Gateway Playhouse welcomes adults age 19 and up. A class specifically for college students is also offered.

The childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performances offered this summer are: Cinderella, Peter Rabbit, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dinosaurs, Tales from the Forest (a combination of Goldilocks & the Three Bears and Hansel and Gretel), and Doraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pirate Adventure. Allan said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to get future patrons accustomed to coming to the theater. They need to learn what an actor and live performance is.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ambitious nature of our schedule sets us apart from other theatres. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty exciting line-up,â&#x20AC;? Allan boasts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;One big block buster after the other. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new show every three weeks.â&#x20AC;? The summer shows are: West Side Story (see review on page 102), Legally Blonde: The Musical, Monty Pythonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spamalot, Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard, The Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tommy, and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;S Wonderful. The Gateway Playhouse will host a gala fundraiser on July 23 at 6 p.m. to be held in and outside the theater. It will be an elegant evening of cocktails and mingling, dinner, silent auction, raffle and wonderful memories. Guests will also enjoy an abridged presentation from The Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tommy performed by the acting school. Seating is limited, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to grab your tickets. Show your support for the community and the arts. Classes and performances are going on all summer long. See you at the theater. For more information about classes, shows, or donating to the Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County at the Gateway Playhouse visit




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Who’s Here By Dan Rattiner Faith Middleton is one of this country’s major radio personalities. In her long career, much of which has been on NPR where she currently has, among others, a program called “The Faith Middleton Show,” she has, by her count, interviewed about 20,000 people. She has also won two Peabody Awards, journalism’s highest honor. “I’ve interview on average three people a day,” she said. “Five days a week for 20 years and loved every minute of it.” But on this occasion she was not interviewing me. I was interviewing her. We were sitting on the sofa in my living room here in East Hampton. Faith Middleton, a slender, tall and handsome woman, grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of two Scottish parents. Her father ran a restaurant for a while, then was a salesman. Also for a while, he was a prizefighter. Her mother worked in the private homes of the wealthy, sometimes as a social secretary, a cook or a maid. Middleton has a sister who is 13 years older and also an older brother, who later in life, also became a professional boxer with a final record of 52 wins and two defeats. “My mother often said those were the only two fights when, before the bout, she had been unable to bring him her vegetable soup.” As a small girl, Faith found that her family moved around a lot as her mom’s employment situations changed. “We often lived in the mansions where my mother worked,” she said. “We were living in the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port the year Jack Kennedy ran for President.” They also lived in Florida in the wintertime, mostly because by this time her mother had become ill. Indeed, when she was 14, her parents died, first her mother and then, a month later, her father. “My sister Sally was my savior,” she said. “She was also my best friend at that time. And still is. She was 27 when our parents died and she took me in to her home with her husband and kids in Manchester, Connecticut. There was this little sewing room they made into a bedroom for me. That’s where I went to high school, in Manchester.” Faith thought she would be an artist and study at the Hartford Art School. But with her parents gone, there was no money for her to go to college. “But then a dean at my high school heard about this and found me and said he would

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Inquirer in Manchester, The Providence Journal, where I became the chief Sunday feature writer, then at Connecticut Magazine. They had called and asked if I would like to be editor. What an opportunity. So I went and I stayed there three years.” “What happened after that?” “Some new guy bought the magazine. Then he came in and fired everybody, the whole staff, including me. Sometimes they do that.” “So then what?” “I got a job offer from The Washingtonian to be their number two editor. I took it, but I wasn’t all that happy about moving down there. I think my lack of enthusiasm was in my voice. “The editor called me in Connecticut one day. ‘You’re not communicating with me,’ he said. ‘You’re not coming.’ He had heard it in my voice. He was right. I was not coming.” It was at this point, in 1980, that in a very strange way, Faith found her way into radio broadcasting. Connecticut Public Radio, in its early days then, called, and asked if she would like to work with them. “They asked me to come in and do a voice test. At the test, I thought I was terrible. They asked me to pronounce the names of a list of classical music composers. So I did that.” The job they offered her was to be co-host for a show called “On the Town.” Her co-host did the Broadway show scene. He’d interview someone in “I’m in the Money.” She’d interview some poor people. “After awhile, the programmers said this was really two separate shows. So he got his, and I got mine, ‘The Faith Middleton Show.’” At this point, she realized that there was something really amazing about doing radio broadcasting. “The idea that my words would fly into the air without having to have me write them down, I had first thought, wouldn’t work for me. But then I listened to them. And I decided yes, print was intimate, but radio was even more intimate. Because it’s just sound, people listen to just one voice and attend to it more carefully. There’s a connection.” Thus Faith Middleton developed this speaking voice that so many people—millions of them—love, which is really not far from what it had been before, apparently, and which is really not much different than the way she speaks today in my living room. The voice that comes from this very beauti-

For the next month, Middleton will interview some of the interesting people of the Hamptons at the Wolffer Estate tasting room. help me. He arranged for me to apply for scholarships. And I was accepted and went to Eastern Connecticut State University studying to be a teacher. But I soon dropped the teaching idea. I wasn’t meant to be a teacher.” She graduated with degrees in English and sociology. She had no idea what she would do with these degrees. “Tell me how you got your first job,” I asked. “I had gone to a dance in my junior year of college. I met a reporter there who gave me his card. He worked for The Willimantic Chronicle and said he could probably get a job there for me. So I applied and met with the editor. I thought maybe he’d want me to sell ads. “The editor asked me one question. Do you type? I told him I had edited the school paper. He said here’s your desk and typewriter. You’re the women’s editor. Well, I just loved it immediately.” “And that was it?” “That was it. Soon, they switched me to hard news. I stayed there several years. Then I had jobs at several other newspapers, The Journal

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ful woman is soft, gentle and warm, but with emotions hinted at in every sentence, just the slightest variation of a feeling in a certain direction that you pick up and latch on to and wonder where it goes from here. It really is quite remarkable. And it’s a voice that is inquisitive and smart and non-threatening and somehow very much a voice that you want to be around. But for her, she says, the voice is just a tool. “My dream every day is to present an amazing person. I say to the listener—listen to this!” Faith interviews in the following categories: culture, food, sustainability, news, politics, entertainment, poverty, history, medicine, humanity and art. (She’s just completed a sixpart series of interviews in New York at the Museum of Modern Art.) “Who are the most interesting people you have ever interviewed?” I asked. “And why? Who comes to mind.” She answered this by coupling a certain person with an extraordinary incident they had told her. “Well, Mary Martin. She told me about a time when she was asked to attend a fundraiser and re-enact the famous Peter Pan scene where she flies over everybody. They rigged her up with a wire and at a certain point, she came flying over the crowd—it was about 1,500 people—with this fairy dust in a small sack she had been given and which she slowly sprinkled down onto everybody.” Faith paused. “Whatever it was sent them all off

choking and fleeing the scene. “And then there was Willie Ruff, a jazz musician. Later in life he was a professor at Yale in their music department and was selected to be one of the first people to go off to China from America. It was a cultural exchange. China had been closed off from the West for a hundred years. In any case, as you know, jazz is all about improvisation. He was told, however, that in China, there is no improvisation. You play what is written down. So what he did when he got on stage was call up this Chinese piano player from the audience to play a theme he knew. After he played it, Ruff played it on his French horn. Then Ruff asked that they both play it together, and after one time through the theme, the piano player continued to stay with the theme, but Ruff went off on a very passionate riff. In the audience, people were gasping and moving around. Improvisation had come to China.” “Anyone else?” “Playwright Arthur Miller. I was interviewing him at his home. And I saw this strange portrait, clearly of him, on the wall of his kitchen in magic marker. I asked him about it. He told me that he had been on the phone one day when Alexander Calder, the sculptor, who happened to live next door, came in. Miller had held up his hand. He’d be a few minutes on the phone. So Calder looked at the wall, then looked at a magic marker on the table and spent the next 10 minutes making

the picture. ‘We’ll never scrub it off, of course,’ Miller told me.” Who else had she interviewed? Well, everybody. Aaron Copeland, Sid Caesar, Gloria Steinem, Lyn Redgrave, Julia Childs, Anna Devere Smith (the playwright and actor who mimes the many characters who make up her plays and does all the parts,) Yehudi Meduen, Yo Yo Ma, Pincus Zuckerman. Faith Middleton remained single for many years. But nine years ago, she met the love of her life, Fern Berman. “We’ve been married three times,” Faith told me. “The laws keep changing, so we have to keep getting married again and again.” They share a home on Long Island Sound, at Stony Creek, Connecticut. The two of them go everywhere together, or so it seems. Fern was in my living room too for this interview. And she will be with her for the next month as Faith Middleton interviews some of the interesting people in the Hamptons, every day, at the Wolffer Estate tasting room where she will be holding court with all her microphones and soundmen and equipment for her “Faith Middleton Show,” live, from Sagaponack. Faith Middleton’s shows, “The Food Shmooze,” “Politics, Burgers & Beer,” “Book Show,” “On the Road,” and “The Faith Middleton Show,” can be found on almost any NPR station in the New York Metropolitan area at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, at WNPR.

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Music Review: Raphael Saadiq By Stacy Dermont I went to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) last Saturday to check out Raphael Saadiq. It was fun to groove on this former member of Tony! Toni! Tone!’s new sound, with a lot of oldies in the mix. The crowd, like the music, was a rich mix of old, young, black and white. It’s a real gift that we have this beautiful performance space that can bring 425 people together at a time – to celebrate our shared culture. The surprise hit of the night for me, though, was the opening act, Quadron. This

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Crossroads Music Presents Mr. No Shame By Nanci E. LaGarenne band dissolved after losing Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re eclectic, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be two of its members, Mr. No pinned down to one type of Shame was born. music. They are alternative, Rodriguez, who hails fusion, jazz, pop and rock. from Ecuador, having studNo one line defines them. ied at the conservatoria in This is Mr. No Shame, a Cuenca, his hometown, band blended together from explains how the band got six people, four different its name. It is in fact the countries, many different title of a song written by rhythms and one big family. Carolina Fuentes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When You can call the band Latin youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a new country Mr. No Shame American, or you can call and facing a whole different them the world. Music has no boundaries and world from the one you know, you need not be Mr. No Shame expresses that beautifully. shy nor ashamed of your background,â&#x20AC;? he says. The founder, Guillermo â&#x20AC;&#x153;Willyâ&#x20AC;? Fuentes, is a There is a father and son team from former music teacher in Chile. The only formally Venezuela, on percussion, Aquiles Brito Sr. and trained music graduate of the group. He is the Aquiles Jr. Adrian Mora, from Costa Rica, is the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bass player and lends his vocals to their bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drummer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each of our songs sounds totalsound. His daughter, Carolina, the lead singer, ly different from the other. The sound describes plays guitar and writes the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyrics. Her itself, the rhythm always different. This defines voice and presence is delightful. Before Carolina the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uniqueness. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do covers. came to the U.S. from Chile to join her father, she â&#x20AC;&#x153;Willy, our mentor, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in it,â&#x20AC;? says began taking violin lessons. Once she and the Rodriguez. All the music is their own. It seems to rest of her family came over, she started writing work for them. They are getting a lot of play on music and lyrics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People paid attention and Jungle Radio and have fans all over the world via interest was shown. Her songs were interesting,â&#x20AC;? Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. You can watch Fabian Rodriguez, lead guitarist, told me. their videos on YouTube. Their performance last Carolina Fuentes started a band called Nospia, year at Guild Hall, was their CD release party. and her father called Rodriguez and asked him â&#x20AC;&#x153;Impudens,â&#x20AC;? their CD, was self-produced. The to listen to her lyrics and sound. Rodriguez found titleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name means â&#x20AC;&#x153;shameless.â&#x20AC;? They have perher music to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Very good. The hooks were formed at Stephen Talkhouse, where they won catchy,â&#x20AC;? he says. He joined Nospia and when the the Battle of the Bands last year. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played

Bay Street in Sag Harbor, Endless Summer Jam in Wainscott in 2010, Beach Hut in Hampton Bays, a benefit at the Hyatt in Manhattan, Wonder Bar in Garden City and last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Montauk Music Festival. Ana Maria Guerra is the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s booking agent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She does a lot,â&#x20AC;? says Rodriguez. Mr. No Shame has been gaining attention in the group membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; own countries as well. The radios at home are playing their songs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are getting good feedback,â&#x20AC;? Rodriguez says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also in Columbia and Brazil.â&#x20AC;? This Memorial Day you can see Mr. No Shame perform at Guild Hall. Crossroads Music Showcase, the first event there for the summer season, is Saturday, May 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $18 for Guild Hall members. They are available at Crossroads Music shop in Amagansett Square, the Guild Hall website and box office, and by calling Rodriguez at 631-3772854. The band will release a demo for their May 28 gig of â&#x20AC;&#x153;a shortened version of our recorded songs and a new one.â&#x20AC;? They are presently working on their new CD, which they hope to get produced by someone other than themselves. From what I watched and heard on their videos, it is obvious. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We love playing our music, we enjoy it so much,â&#x20AC;? Rodriguez says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all had the same dream. To make a living at music.â&#x20AC;? I wish them well and may you be able to quit your day job, Fabian. Remember the name. Mr. No Shame. Go see them!



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That Summer Music that Changed it All Summer is party time andâ&#x20AC;Śsummer is here! Now that technology provides easy access to music of every spot and stripe, how do you choose what to play when you play? Below are some suggestions from the Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Papers staff. We work and play hard. Enjoy! For â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamptons Epicureâ&#x20AC;? Columnist and Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Papers Sections Editor Stacy Dermont, summer memories often involve riding in the back of a pickup truck with the radio blaring. Whether going to a swimming hole, chicken barbeque or tractor pull, Creedence is in order. Specifically, Creedence Clearwater Revivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit singles, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lookinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Out My Back Door,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green River,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born on the Bayou,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bad Moon Rising.â&#x20AC;? Of course David Bowie is never out of place at a party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Americans,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Years,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Danceâ&#x20AC;? can really get the mirror ball rolling. Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Editorial Intern Alexandra Andreassen writes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The golden sunshine, cruising around the Hamptons with the wind blowing through my hair, and a great song on the radioâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that is the essence of summer to me. The song that most reminds me of summer is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I Gotta Feelingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by the Black Eyed Peas from their album The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies). It was very popular in 2009, which was the first summer that I had my driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Every time I hear that song, it conjures up memories of my newfound freedom, driving around with my younger sister and friends in tow. It seemed like whenever I got in the car that song was on the radio, and we sang along every time we heard it. No matter if I was going to Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach or to my summer job, it was exhilarating to finally be able to get around on my own. Couple that with the fun of the season, and it was one to remember. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I Gotta Feelingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brings me back to this excitement, spending time with my best friends, and all the pleasures of a summer in the Hamptons.â&#x20AC;? Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sales Manager Lori Berger is always up for a good rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll song. She hooks her Sirius portable to her stereo, turns on her outside speakers, and is the hostess with the mostest to the sounds of the 60s...Tommy Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mony Mony,â&#x20AC;? The Monkeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Train to Clarksville,â&#x20AC;? Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Sir with Love,â&#x20AC;? Petula Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downtown.â&#x20AC;? Oh yeah. Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Editorial Intern Jacqueline Duda says that â&#x20AC;&#x153;laid back, carefree living is what the summer months are meant for. Spending time on the beach soaking in the sun. Not having to worry about focusing on schoolwork and other academic and non-academic stressors that are accompanied by the cooler and less free-feeling months throughout the year. The epitome of this for myself is demonstrated through country music, and more specifically Keith Urbanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golden Road album released in 2002. Growing up, country music always went hand in hand with the summertime lifestyle. Driving around with the windows down, my Dad at the wheel listening to country all-stars. When it came to the summer of 2007, the first summer I was able drive, playing country music through the speakers was a given. Golden Road became a favorite with the array of catchy tunes that, without fail, put a smile on my face. The album

is a symbol of freedom and an easygoing time of life. Anytime a song from the album plays I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but take a deep breath and reminisce on that teenage summer.â&#x20AC;? When out on the her boat, Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Papers Assistant to the Publisher and Events Coordinator, Ellen Dioguardi, likes to listen to Steely Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest hits and Squeeze (especially â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pulling Mussels from a Shellâ&#x20AC;?) while reading a book or Frank Sinatra (the Nelson Riddle arrangements) such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fly Me to the Moonâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of Me.â&#x20AC;? Or anything with Count Basie playing piano, when the fish arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t biting and her husband wants to dance. The fish

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How â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bout a Good Beach Read? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beach booksâ&#x20AC;? used to be in high demand here in the Hamptons. You needed a few long books to get you through all that sunbathing. Sunbathing is not so much in vogue anymore but beach books are more popular than ever thanks to wireless reading devices such as Kindle. Since you can now read just about any book, anywhere, what will it be? Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Papers â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamptons Epicureâ&#x20AC;? columnist Stacy Dermont has two solid suggestions: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jacques Pepinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2003 bestselling memoir The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen and Herman Melvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1851 classic Moby Dick. Pepinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memoir includes some hilarious and telling Hamptons misadventures. I laugh out loud every time I think of Pepin and Pierre Franey in a boat off Springs, attempting to feed lobsters a bunch of calvesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; heads. Trust me, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funnier than it sounds and anyway, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth reading this book just to revisit Pepinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food-centric upbringing in WWII-era France. Moby Dick is no longer the Moby Dick you had to read in high school. It turns out that when you get older and read for pleasure, Moby Dick contains some really funny scenarios â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like the town that eats nothing but chowder all day. Any book that refers to Sag Harbor as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sin Cityâ&#x20AC;? is worth a go and, hey, who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use a little moreâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śmoby in their life?â&#x20AC;? Editorial Intern Marissa Pollina suggests: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The memoir, An Italian Affair, by Laura Fraser, is definitely one of my favorite summer novels. This memoir is about Lauraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mid-life crisis after

her husband ups and leaves her for his high school sweetheart. Devastated, Laura goes to Italy in the hope of forgetting all she is leaving behind. This might not sound like a book that will lift your spirits, but once she arrives in Italy, the aura changes for good. She meets a French professor anonymously named M., and we need to put the pieces of their dysfunctional relationship together. Unexpectedly they start sleeping together and traveling all over Italy. From the mountains to the oceans, even staying in different hotel rooms, we follow them throughout the scenic settings. It will make you want to go outside, with a cold glass of iced tea, and enjoy the rays of the sun. They are constantly out enjoying the sun and express in detail how tan Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skin is. Their relationship is so loving and adventurous â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this book shows the compassion two people can have for each other.â&#x20AC;? Critic Jim Marquardt suggests Hilma Wolitzerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest novel, the aptly named, Summer Reading: A Novel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set on the East End, mostly in Sagaponack and Springs, two towns that are unlikely to be linked together, one an affluent enclave, the other a modest locale for working and retired people. The plot goes back and forth between them in probing the lives and loves of three women, depicting their very different worlds and their common joys and pains. Lissy Snyder dwells in splendor at her mansion on the ocean yet spends a good portion of her time brooding about her status in the Page Turners, a summer book club of wealthy women, and her

feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness. She worries about the moral issues raised by the novels she reads. Her pursuit of happiness isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t helped by her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s virulent ex-wife and their two difficult children. Retired college professor of English Literature, Angela Graves, moderates the Page Turners and encourages them to draw life lessons from the novels they readâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚWhen discussing Villette by Charlotte Bronte, Angela sees herself and Lissy in two of the characters in the novel. Young Michelle Cutty is a general purpose house-girl for Lissy. Despite being treated well, she has a resentful attitude towards Lissy and other people in her life, including her hard-working mother and fisherman boyfriend Hank. She is the stereotypical, snotty young girl youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to boot in the rear end. Described this way, the novel may sound like â&#x20AC;&#x153;chick-lit lite,â&#x20AC;? but it is more than that. The characters are believable and three-dimensional and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to get absorbed in their troubled lives, especially Lissy and Angela who tote heavy baggage from long-ago experiences. The author weaves in allusions to the books being discussed by the Page Turners and even includes a list of seven titles at the end of the novelâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚThe denouement of the plot for the three women is somewhat abrupt and vaguely unsatisfactory after all weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve invested in the characters. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a minor reference but the wealthy women of the Page Turners supposedly go fishing on Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (continued on page 118)


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Big Summer Benefits This Weekend By Marissa Pollina Have fun and support a good causeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;there are many great benefits in the Hamptons. Here are a few of the best ones happening this weekend. The Planned Parenthood Beach Party, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, 231 MidOcean Drive, Bridgehampton, will kick off a Beach Party Heat Wave to benefit Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP). Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic believes it is the right and responsibility of every individual to make his/her own reproductive health decisions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The association Planned Parenthood goes to schools to give students the education that they might be lacking,â&#x20AC;? said Beverly Katz, Director, Marketing, Communication and Media Relations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our mission is to prevent unintended pregnancies, and we do this more than any other organization,â&#x20AC;? Katz noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to let them be aware there is more choice in their [womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] decisions.â&#x20AC;? It becomes more of a liberated approach, Katz further explained. Katz mentioned, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ninety-six percent of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care services are preventive such as birth control, life-saving cervical cancer screenings, breast exams, pregnancy tests, STI and HIV testing and counseling services.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the 24th yearâ&#x20AC;Śof a huge benefit that is really well known and a big item in the Hamptons,â&#x20AC;? said Katz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The party] will be at a

public venue. Usually it is at someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home,â&#x20AC;? said Katz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year will have a surf theme to it and it will be a little more fun,â&#x20AC;? Katz said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there will be surf boards, surf movies, beach wear and surf professionals in attendance.â&#x20AC;? Andy Cohen, host of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watch What Happens Liveâ&#x20AC;? on the Bravo network, will be the special guest at the Beach Party Heat Wave. There will be a silent auction, pop-up boutiques, cocktails and an art show and sale. For ages 35 and under a ticket costs $75/$100 at the door, otherwise the tickets are $250. All but $50 per ticket is tax deductible. For more information, contact Betsy Panagot at or call 631-240-1138. Also visit for general questions. On Saturday, May 28, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Thrift Shop Designer Showhouse, 17 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, will have their grand re-opening There will be a silent auction featuring designer vignettes created from donated items. Featured designers are Geoffrey Bradfield, Thomas Britt, Alex Papachristidis and more. The Thrift and Treasure Shop will hold a Preview Cocktail Party at 5 p.m. This is an exclusive preview hour and is $250 to attend. The general admission will start at 6 p.m. for $150. On Sunday, May 29, and Monday May 30. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the general admission will be $10 and children will be free. For more information call Gloria at 631-5370400 x216. Also this weekend is the Miracle House 21st



Annual Gala at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. Miracle House is a New York City charity, which provides provisional housing, meals and advocacy to caregivers and patients coming to the city for critical medical treatment. Miracle House will honor Robby Browne and Rob Coburn, two committed champions of the organizations at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gala. Lance Bass, former singer of the pop band N-sync, will host the Gala and the performer of the evening will be Deborah Cox, Broadway and recording star. The Kickoff Cocktail Party on Saturday, May 28, will be from 5-8 p.m., and dinner with a live auction and special guest appearances will start at 8 p.m. General admission to the cocktail party is $250. 212-989-7790 ext 12, On Sunday, May 29, The Southampton Hospital Foundation will host their Annual Memorial Day Weekend Party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Party in the Pinkâ&#x20AC;? will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Westhampton Country Club on Potunk Lane in Westhampton Beach. The evening will benefit the Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Westhampton Primary Care Center, which is located on Old Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach. Tara Liddle, Cynthia Rutherford Patry and Pat Tolan will chair the event. There will be cocktails, dinner and dancing until midnight. There will also be a silent auction, all donated in support of the hospital. Tickets for the event are $250 per person. Afterward, there will be an â&#x20AC;&#x153;after hoursâ&#x20AC;? for (continued on page 118)






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Oh, Those Hamptons Houseguests By Rachel Abrams I love inviting friends and family to come stay with us at our place in Sag Harbor. But when you open your barn doors to others, you welcome more than overnight guests. You invite their idiosyncrasies, obsessions, repulsions, demands and talents. Last summer featured a lineup of noteworthy characters. The Marinator The Marinator—a city dweller—is ripe for a weekend in the country simply so he can get his hands on a grill. Having experimented and perfected a new marinade, he volunteers to bring a bottle of it with him. Fresh off the Jitney, he pulls out the liquid from his pack, shaking and admiring its viscosity like a chemist. Throughout the day, he gives hints of its secret ingredients, often providing clues and making us guess. “It has a splash of this liquor, named after a Tennessee distiller from the 1800s.” Late afternoon, the Marinator smothers the chicken and ribs and preps the grill. Others leave to see the sunset, but he declines, preferring to stay back and watch the pieces soak up his seasoning. The Hotel Holdout Accustomed to amenity, this guest is used to staying at five-star properties. He demands the finest in accommodations, activity and service, or at least a respectable B & B. Months in advance, he writes to reserve a queen-bedded room with a garden view for the weekend. I inform him that our guestroom has a double-

bedded futon and is overlooking the driveway. In his follow-up correspondence, he asks about a mini-bar, an ice bucket and whether we have The Food Channel and CNN. “Our fridge is the size of a mini-bar; it has a small freezer with ice trays; we don’t have a TV.” “No TV?” he gasps. “How do you fall asleep?” “We read,” I say. “What about a robe and slippers? Do I have to bring my own?” “We have big beach towels and flip-flops that you can use.” He snarls. On Hotel Holdout’s first night with us, I pass his room on the way downstairs. He has hung a Do Not Disturb sign from his door. I wouldn’t dare. The Launderers The Launderers are on a mid-summer odyssey when they arrive at our place for the weekend, bringing stories of their travels and bags of laundry. “Mind if we run a load?” they ask upon arrival. “We’re down to our swim trunks!” “Of course not,” I say, all host, proffering up

the gallon of detergent. Before I know it, one load becomes six—it turns out their ninemonth-old wears cloth nappies! I curse their eco-sensitive behavior until I am struck by the alternative: disposable dirty diapers that we would have to cart back to the city—we are weekenders who don’t pay for garbage pick-up. I’ll take the hiked-up water bill. Awkward Day Guest Awkward Day Guest arrives by train, car or foot. It’s unclear how, but he simply materializes one Saturday afternoon. He carries a bag that could hold just a towel and swimsuit, or include toiletries and a change of clothes for the evening too. He mentions other friends in the area, but I suspect he came to see just us. Over a recent email or text or phone conversation that I can’t recall, I may have said, “Call if you’re ever around.” But he may have taken that to mean, “Come visit whenever you like.” As the sun sets, his plans become increasingly vague. He makes casual mention of meeting people for drinks, dinner,

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clubbing, but takes no initiative to get in touch. “Feel free to stay for dinner,” we say, sensing he hasn’t eaten in a while. Halfheartedly, Awkward Day Guest agrees, acting like he’s just being courteous. After dinner he makes no move for the door. At midnight, I put clean sheets on the bed. The next morning, he joins us for French toast that he eats while remarking he should save his appetite for brunch with someone A and someone B. After finishing his stack of battered bread, he takes a long sip of coffee and inquires if he could catch a ride back. The Fixers Despite being close friends, The Fixers work hard for their room and board, blowing through my to-do list and solving things I have yet to identify as problems. They tackle everything from rewiring an old floor lamp previously headed for the dump (her), to disabling the dead-awakening drier buzzer (him), to re-stoning a path to the outdoor shower (her), to setting up a projector in the barn for al fresco movie viewing (him). When time permits, the Fixers frequent yard sales to fill in the gaps in our eclectic furnishings. “We’ve come across an old set of school chairs that I think will work with your farm stand table, presuming we take a handsaw to the legs,” she calls to inform me early one morning while I am still in bed. “I can paint the seats glossy red to match the rattan chairs I restrung for you last week. If we can get the seller down to $60, should we do it?” The Lobster Lover

Lobster Lover is committed to eating the large crustaceans multiple times a day, days in a row. By day, he samples lobster rolls in the area, but night is when he really gets his seafood on. One afternoon, he picks up half a dozen two-pounders at a seafood purveyor and proceeds to extol the virtues of grilling over steaming. A few hours later we gather in the kitchen to witness Lobster Lover’s legendary hypnosis technique. One by one, he rubs the lobsters’ foreheads, lulling them into a deep state of relaxation, then gently moves their limbs into a lobster baddha konasana (cobbler’s pose), if you will, lining them up two deep, like yogis, on the kitchen counter. They remain this way, tranquil and unsuspecting, until our biggest pot is brought down for a quick par-boil. At Lobster Lover’s command, the men parade the lobsters outside to the picnic table where they hack and whack the clawed creatures in preparation for the grill. Lobster insides fly in all directions, splattering their skins and soaking their shirts green. For the next two hours, we grill, we butter, and we eat. At midnight, when the lobster crackers and mini forks are down in their resting positions, I gather the towels and tees that wear evidence of the recent massacre and cry, “Last call for lobster load!” At this, Lobster Man licks his lips and tussles his beard, no doubt looking for one last piece of sweet meat. “I’m good,” he says, peering down at his moist sweatshirt with pride. “And I think we have enough left over for a lobster scramble in the morning.”

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and Jane Krakowski are just a few of the famous faces you may spot in your spin session. SoulCycle has expanded nationwide with eight studios in New York City, Miami, Westchester, Los Angeles in the fall, future plans to open in Southampton and, this Memorial Day weekend, a brand new East Hampton Village location that will remain open year-round. The loft-like 2,100 square foot studio will feature 60 bikes, a fitness apparel boutique, a juice bar packed with fresh, healthy treats made with agave from Anke’s Fit Bakery and a private 45-spot parking lot. Both the new East Hampton and Bridgehampton locations will be celebrating all weekend, dishing out Anke’s complimentary baked goodies, juices from the Juicy Naam, fresh coconut water, temporary tattoos, custom hair feathers, free gear and more! Start riding this weekend, so you’ll be super ready to take on the SoulCycle Friday Night Party Rides starting July 1. They will feature a 60-minute class, set to live music (bongos), handpicked D.J.s, an ‘80s cover band, live reggae or different musical themes featuring GaGa or Rihanna. Post workout you can cool down with “healthy” cocktails al fresco. This holiday weekend, whether you spin, run, walk or don’t even move off the couch try to practice a little Whoopi Time and power-off at some point. Baby steps. Gina Glickman Giordan is a television host, news correspondent, executive producer and founder of GMG Entertainment. Watch Glickman’s exclusive celebrity interviews and event-life coverage series, “In The Mixx” on People Magazine TV, Hamptons Magazine TV and

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Penni Hirtenstein to Ocean Road LLC, 727 Ocean Road 8,500,000

Marsha Held to Neal Ostberg Real Estate LLC , 1172 Scuttle Hole Road 1,150,000



Lawrence R Kruysman to Christopher J Growney, 302 Abrahams Path,1,695,000

Lawrence Heneveld to Herbert Cohen, 8 Shellfish Lane, 1,145,000 Janice & Philip Young to Paul Margiotta, 19 Gingerbread Lane, 1,625,000


Estate of Robert T Groh to Gerald Keefe, 2 Beach Lane, 1,250,000


James & Yvonne Fenniman to Stephen F O’Connor, 16 Crestview Drivet, 1,025,000


Joann Langer to Jeffrey & Kelly Ziglar, 111 Northwest Path, 1,500,000


Sebastian Rodriguez-Boulan to Jason & Marje Armstrong, 800 David Whites Lane, 1,150,000

Denise & Richard Sarcona to Jeri & Marc Shapiro, 28 Post Lane, 4,800,000 Michelle M Barone to Ryan & Suzanne Dawson, 14 Maple Street, 1,212,000




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Dan Lauria, Judith Light, Kathleen Turner, Jim Belushi

Alessa Herbosch, Jano Herbosch, (President, Drama League), Andrew Rannells (The Book Of Morman)

Billy Stritch, Liza Minnelli (Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award)

Whoopi Goldberg (Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award), Sister Act), Billy Crudup

The 2011 Theater Museum Awards @ The National Arts Club, NYC

Mark Rylance (Distinguished Performance Award, Jerusalem)

Patrick Christiano, Joe Mantello (The Normal Heart)

NY POPS Celebrates Hope Gala Benefit Stewart F. Lane (Chairman), Tovah Feldshuh, Bonnie Comley (Distinguished Service to the Theatre Honoree)

Angela Lansbury

Blythe Danner, Tony Walton (Set & Costume Designer) Margie & Sheldon Harnick (Lifetime Career Achievement Honoree)

Helen Marie Guditis (President), Anita Gillette (Theater World Award Winner)

Tyne Daly

Christine Ebersole, Michael Feinstein, Michele Lee

Charlotte Rae (Facts Of Life), Jim Brochu (Drama Desk, Helen Hayes, Carbonell and Ovation Award Winner)

Jim Dale (Tony Award Winner)

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2011 Media Honoree Joann Dost, (Renowned golf course photographer)

Ann Liguori with Clark Gillies & Bobby Nystrom (4-time Stanley Cup winners)

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer (sex therapist)

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Sharon Bush, Prince Dimitri

Susan Stroman, (Winner Best Choregrapher) Rachelle Rak (Catch Me If You Can)

American Cancer Society “Swing For Hope” Golf Invitational @ The Maidstone Club, East Hampton Photos: Richard Lewin

Dr. Randall Feingold, Dr. John Lovecchio (Honoree)

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Nick Conlin (Maidstone Clubhouse Mgr.), Van Quick

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Jon Tibett (of ABC Stone) & Oriano Galloni, (Artist, Sculptor)

John Tortorella, Terry Thompson, Brian Egan, Kathy Rae, Angelo Rizzi

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charter boat which, given their money and style, seems unlikely. One of them, the greatly envied Ardith, has a notorious fling with a restaurateur that ends with him being murdered by his wife, yet she takes her place again in Hampton society. Are we prudish to think she might have been shunned, at least for a little while? But there are enough pleasures in the book to make it worthwhile.” Jim Marquardt also suggests Whacked, a novel by Jules Asner. “If you’ve ever yearned to live in L.A., work in TV and film and hobnob with all the celebs, this book will cure that yearning and make you happy to dwell anywhere else……The characters in Whacked are neurotic or worse, living in a constant state of anxiety, and seeking someone or something that will make them happy. Asner is the wife of Steven Soderbergh, a successful movie director, so we assume she knows of what she speaks……(She) paints a grim picture of a dysfunctional community inhabited by dysfunctional people who spend their time chasing mammon and sex. Since the plot revolves around and is narrated by Dani Hale, a writer for the hot TV series “Flesh and

Bone,” we are privy to all her problems, which come mainly from her pursuit of a lasting relationship and marriage. But the guys she dates are seriously flawed in one way or other, and her hopes are regularly dashed……We know the future because Asner uses the expedient device of a look-forward epilogue where everything is explained and everything comes out neatly for our girl……Dani lands creative success, the big house, and marriage to Rich Pisani, an ex L.A. cop working as a tech advisor for the show...” Marquardt goes on to reveal an unexpected crime with little build-up of suspense. Spoiler alert: Dani seems to become a psychopath overnight! “Since ‘Flesh and Bone’ involves forensic pathology,” says Marquardt, “we are treated to a review of Marilyn Monroe’s death by apparent suicide, as well as scenes at the morgue as Dani gathers material for her script……Do these things really happen in Hollywood? One minor character crushes Viagra into her boyfriend’s guacamole to rev him up. David says to Dani after learning she had had a nose job, “I thought you were factory!” When Chloe Johnson, the rising star of the TV show is murdered, the director

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those who would like to come for dancing, drinks and desert from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. An After Hours ticket is $100 per person and can be purchased at the door. Contact the Southampton Hospital Foundation at 631-726-8700 x 7 or visit . Dust your running shoes off! Next Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m., the 33rd Annual Potato Hampton 5K will take place at Militia Park on Ocean Road, Bridgehampton. Running will help support both The American Heart Association and The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. The association encourages “warmups” to help get ready for the 5K. Register as a runner, a walker or a volunteer today. These options allow for you to go at your own pace or if you’d like to help out behind-thescenes. You can register online at , or on the day of the race from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The first 200 runners will receive a free 2011 Potatohampton t-shirt and will also be automatically entered to win a $500 gift certificate from Twin Forks Bicycles. Awards will also be given out. Awards for the Top Male and Female Overall, Top Male and Female in the following categories: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and up and Top Male and Female Walkers. A friend and I have been running as a pastime. When we heard about the 5K we decided to join – as a goal to set for both of us. Not only is it great exercise but the money will also go to a great organization. If registered before the date it will be $33 with an additional $2.12 when registering online. Registration on the day of the race in the morning will be $35. See Dan’s Day By Day Calendar on page 155 for more benefits and events.

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Drink Pink: Local Rose is as Versatile as it is Delicious Drink pink this spring – pink wines that is. Whether you call it vin gris, rosé, blush or some proprietary name – rosé is back and in a big way on Long Island. And I couldn’t be happier. Personally, I love rosé because no other wine type or style, red or white, offers so many options and so much versatility at the table. From seafood to steak – and every food in between – there is a local rosé that will pair beautifully. Note: We’re not talking about sweet rosé here – white zinfandel from the west coast isn’t nearly as versatile, though it’s certainly popular. Dry rosé can even bridge the gap between white wine and red, providing a gateway to wine exploration. Well-made rosé combines the complexity and structure of red wine with the refreshing, thirstquenching qualities of whites. To help celebrate local rosé, the Long Island Wine Council (LIWC) has deemed May “Run for the

Roses” month. Throughout May wineries across Long Island will offer specials and discounts on their rosé wines. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out and taste the local rosé bounty – even if the $1 per bottle of roséé sold that was previously donated to charity is now going to the LIWC. You’ll find rosé at just about every local winery and much of it is good. Some is very good. I haven’t tasted all of the newly released 2010s yet, but here are some of the best that have crossed my tasting table so far, plus a list of some of the consistently best pink drinks. Bedell Cellars 2010 Taste Rosé ($18) replaces the popular Domaine CC Rosé in the Bedell/Corey Creek lineup and is dominated by merlot (62%) with cabernet franc (27%), syrah (7%) and petit verdot (4%) – all intended for roséé rather than saignee, whole-cluster pressed and fermented with ambient yeast. The nose bursts with a distinct passion fruitmeets-guava aroma with notes of peach, strawberry, blood orange and a touch of earthy spice and sage. On the dry, medium-bodied palate the flavors lean a bit more towards red fruit – particularly strawberry and red raspberry – with a dose of passion fruit and blood orange. In the background, there is a nice herbal component of some peppery spice. Channing Daughters Winery 2010 Rosato di Refosco ($20): Channing Daughters is the only local winery to grow the Northern Italian grape

Refosco and it leads to this unique rosé that stands outs. Very brambly with red raspberry and wild strawberry character, there is a definite black currant note on the palate. Medium bodied with a certain exotic quality, the acidity is juicy and citrusy. A must-try rosé. Roaonke Vineyards 2010 De Rosa ($18): It seems like this rosé changes styles every year or so, and this release is no exception. Drier and fuller bodied that some previous years, this blend of red grapes and chardonnay shows a mélange of fruit – everything from peach to passion fruit to strawberry to grapefruit to kiwi. It’s dry but ripe with some weight on the palate that is well balanced by integrated acidity. Shinn Estate Vineyards 2010 Rose ($17): Shinn always produces a bolder style of rosé – one suited for burgers and even steaks. Made with merlot (75%) and cabernet franc (25%), this one smells like red wine with berry fruit, plum and classic Long Island earthiness. Intensely flavored with lots of ripe red fruit and sweet herb edges. Your next burger really will thank you. Lenn Thompson is Executive Editor of the New York Cork Report, (631-772WINE), winner of “Best Single-Subject Wine Blog,” 2009 and 2010 Wine Blog Awards.

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North Fork Events VINES AND CANINES VINEYARD WALK – 11 a.m. Martha Clara Vineyards. 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631298-0075. Donation. LIVE MUSIC – 1-5 p.m., featuring The Lone Sharks. Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Rd., Cutchogue, 631-7347361. Free. LIVE MUSIC – 1:30-4:30 p.m., featuring Rare Groove Band. Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-298-0075. Free. LIVE MUSIC – 2- 5 p.m. featuring Take 3. Sparking Pointe Vineyard, 39750 County Rd., 48, Southold. 631-7850200. MONDAY, MAY 30 GREENPORT’S ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND SERVICE – 7:45 a.m. rain or shine in parking lot behind Arcade, Greenport. Boy Scouts, Girl

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COMING SOON EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL GOLF CLASSIC – 6/8, Gardiner’s Bay Country Club, Shelter Island. Sponsored by Capital One Bank. Visit to sign up. EAST END SEAPORT MUSEUM LIGHTHOUSE CRUISES – Journey from Greenport along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see the famous lighthouses of the North Fork including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull and Race Rock. Maritime history and lighthouse stories by a local expert. Boat stops next to each lighthouse for great photo opportunities. Cruise dates: 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/30, 8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8. $95; $60 for teens/children includes box meal and complimentary glass of Long Island wine or water. Groups welcome., 631-477-2100. BENEFIT SUPPORTING OUT TROOPS OVERSEAS AND OUR VETERANS AT HOME – Osprey’s Dominion Winery, 44075 Main Rd., Peconic. For the 3-day Memorial Day weekend Osprey’s Dominion Winery will donate 10% of all wine sales to the Suffolk Country Home Front Inc. Live music all weekend. 5/28, 1-5 p.m. Jazz on the Half Shell. 5/29, 1-5 p.m. Sahara. Ribbon-cutting celebration for the new Wind Turbine constructed this winter – 5/30, 1-4 p.m. 631-765-6188, THURSDAY, MAY 26 OPEN MIC NIGHT – 5-9 p.m., Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Rd., Cutchogue, 631-734-7361. Free. “OKLAHOMA!” – 8 p.m. through 5/28, and 2:30 p.m. on 5/29. The Northfork Community Theatre, Sound Ave., Mattituck. 631-298-4500. FRIDAY, MAY 27 EAST END HAPPY HOUR – 4-7 p.m., Bistro 72, Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St., Route 25, Riverhead. Taste of the East End Happy Hour features $4 Greenport Harbor Drafts, Vineyard 48 Wines, LiV Cocktails, $7 LiV Martinis and Flutes of Sparkling Pointe Brut. 631-3692200, FAMILY DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Ln., Cutchogue. Family Dinner features chicken francese. Bar open until 8 p.m. 631-734-7338. Adults, $15 or 2/$25. SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Shoreham-Wading River High School, 250A Route 25A., Shoreham. Concert includes American classics and all-time favorites in honor of men and women in uniform. Presented by The Shoreham-Wading River Community Band. 631-821-8140. SATURDAY, MAY 28 PLANT SALE – 8 a.m.- noon. St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, 52125 Main ST., Southold. 631-765-3442. BAKE SALE AND CAR WASH – 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 71305 Main Rd., Greenport, 631477-0662. Donations accepted, all proceeds go to Relay for Life. CHOWDER FESTIVAL – Noon- 3 p.m. New Suffolk waterfront on New Suffolk Ave., New Suffolk. 631-566-0806. $20, kids eat free. LIVE MUSIC – 1-5 p.m., featuring Caroline Doctorow. Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Rd., Cutchogue. 631-7347361. Free. LIVE MUSIC – 1-5 p.m., featuring Points East. Sparkling Pointe Vineyards, 39750 County Rd., 48, Southold. 631-785-0200. LIVE MUSIC – 2-5 p.m., featuring Keith Maguire. Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead. 631298-0075. Free. VIEW ASTEROIDS! – 7 p.m.-midnight, weather permitting. The Custer Institute, 1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold, 631-765-2626. Suggested donation: $5 adults, $3 children under 14, free for members. SUNDAY, MAY 29 COMMUNITY MOSAIC – Noon - 5 p.m. East End Arts Council, 133 Main St., Riverhead. A celebration of art including an art and craft show/sale, performances by local musicians and street painting with chalk provided. 631727-0900. $20 for the day. Rain Date 2-5 p.m., 5/30.

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Scouts, Village officials, Honor Guard step off at 8 a.m. All march to railroad dock for service. Refreshments follow at Greenport Firehouse, Third St. 631-477-1533. Free. MATTITUCK MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. Mattituck American Legion Hall. Hosted by veterans, followed by a parade and then back to hall for refreshments. COMBINED VETERANS ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – 10 a.m. Main Street, Riverhead. 11 a.m. special presentation at corner of Pulaski St. and Osborne Ave. of refurbishment of monument by Gene McSherry. LIVE MUSIC – 1-5 p.m. featuring Jon Divello. Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Rd., Cuthogue, 631-734-7361. LIVE MUSIC – 5-9 p.m. Moonlight Monday with Bryce Larsen, former American Idol contestant performing pop/rock covers. Corey Creek Vineyards, Main Road (Rt.25), Southold, 631-765-4168, Free, with separate wine tasting fees ranging from $5-$15. TUESDAY, MAY 31 SIGN UP FOR EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL GOLF CLASSIC – See above. LIVE MUSIC – 6-9 p.m. Twilight Tuesday with Mark Anderson. Corey Creek Vineyards. Main Road (Rt.25), Southold, 631-765-4168, Free, with separate wine tasting fees ranging from $5-$15. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 SOUP KITCHEN – 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Community supper, free soup kitchen for those in need. St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall. Sixth St., Greenport. 631-765-2981. THURSDAY, JUNE 2 OPEN MIC NIGHT – 5-9 p.m. Peconic Bay Winery. Cutchogue. 631-734-7361, Free. LIVE AT THE INDIGO – 7 p.m. Hotel Indigo East

End, 1830 West Main St., Route 25 Riverhead. 631-3692200, $10 includes one drink. $1 of each admission will be donated to the East End Arts Council. ONGOING EVENTS NORTH FORK TROLLEY – Every Fri., Sat., Sun, & Mon., through 10/31, The North Fork Trolley Company. Tours begin at 11 a.m. at Tanger Outlets and include three of the following: Baiting Hollow Vineyard, Palmer Vineyards, Macari Vineyards, Laurel Lake Vineyards, Briermere Farm Stand, 631-369-3031, $50. SATURDAY STARGAZING – 7 p.m.-midnight (every Saturday night, weather permitting, call first). Custer Institute & Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold, Bayview Dr., Southold. After dark, Custer’s powerful telescopes will be focused on the heavens. Suggested donation: $5 adults, $3 children under 14, free for members. 631-765-2626. SKATEBOARDING – Skate park in Greenport offers ramps and a half pipe. 631-477-2385. FREE YOGA – 3-4:15 p.m. Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Free Hatha Yoga classes for beginners. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 631-765-3005. CLASSIC CAR SHOW – 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Peconic River, Riverhead. Classic cars, food and music. ATLANTIS EXPLORER TOUR BOAT – Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Atlantis Marine World, 431 East Main, Riverhead. Discover the ecological wonders of Long Island’s waterways aboard the Atlantis Explorer. Hands-on exploration such as trap pulls, close encounters with marine creatures and an educational stroll along the shore. 631-208-9200, ext. 426, $18.50, 25% off for members and Green Key Cardholders.


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By Samantha Mitchell I love our house. From the living room and the bedrooms it has a beautiful view of Shelter Island’s Menantic Creek at its widest point. It’s really more like a lake than a creek. The house is perched on a little rise so it looks down over the water, our dock, and other houses with their docks and boats. The only problem is that there is no porch or patio where you can enjoy sitting and looking at the water. There’s not even a back door…you have to go out one of the two front doors and clear around to the backyard to take advantage of the waterfront part of the property. It’s awkward. And since it’s a rental, we’re not about to build a screened-in porch or punch out a door from the living room to the backyard. So what to do? We decided to create an “outdoor living/dining room” on the generous lawn at the rear of the house using a combination of found objects and new pieces from area outdoor stores. So what if the barbeque grill is off the kitchen in the front? We’ll just have to walk the food on trays down the slate path that leads around the house to the back. Our outdoor room will be temporary and highly portable – kind of a pop-up shop of a room; anything we invest in we should be able to take with us when we move on. The redwood lawn furniture set left behind by our landlord is in fairly good shape. It just needs a big can of redwood stain and a little sweat equity on my part. Finding replacement cushions for it, however, has proved to be a little more difficult (who knew those old redwood sets are not standard sizes?). After several false starts at the big box stores, I ended up at Kaufman Allied in Riverhead. I found a faux Tommy Bahama print in a green, red and tan combo that won’t show the dirt. Two chairs and one chaise later, I have a matching set, along with coordinating striped cushions for our old green wooden rockers. (All these cushions ate up the lion’s share of my budget…and since we can’t take the redwood with us, I’ll have to find a set that fits the cushions at a garage sale some day!) We also inherited a round redwood picnic table with an umbrella hole, but – you guessed it – no umbrella, so I am on my way to in Southampton for a perfect fit (it must be green). The property also came with one of those odd iron filigree settee and chair sets that are all over the East End. I can spray the pieces white and park them under a shade tree. The dock still cries out for two colorful Adirondack chairs, and the men in my family are lobbying for one of those meshed-in gazebos for bug-free dining (I’m not wild about that idea, but I will keep an open mind). So while I am not quite finished with my furniture shopping for my outdoor room, I couldn’t resist the best part: accessorizing. (I am reminded of that line from Steel Magnolias, “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize!”) I bought some decorative trays, sophisticated-yetplastic dinnerware, new placemats and matching napkins, and lots of citronella candles. I found everything at Hildreth’s Home Goods in East Hampton in a color scheme to match my revamped redwood. We’re all set for our first barbeque. Hello summer!

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The Concept Store @ Unlimited Earth Care, 2249 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton. The concept Store has it all in one building. Award -winning designer Frederico Azevedo can help you decide the best way to improve your landscape. Call 631-7257551, The Down Factory Store at The Elegant John, 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, is the place to shop for lamps, mirrors, featherbeds, bed linens, bath and towel accessories, beach towels, Turkish towels, robes and more. You can now save 50% off factory-direct goose down pillows and comforters. This is also the source for the Wall Street Journal’s “’Best Overall’ “Bamboo Collection” that are elegant and ultra soft. The Bamboo towels have unique properties such as the antibacterial qualities characteristic of bamboo fibers. The collection includes bath sheet $58, tub mat $26, bath towel $28, hand towel $18, wash towel $8. A perfect medley for the master or guest bath. For information call 631-324-2636. Molly Brown Boutique, 21 North Ferry Road,


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Well here it is! The Big Kahuna, Memorial Day Weekend! The roads will be jammed and the shops will be packed with visitors and shoppers…this is the weekend everyone has been waiting for after the cold and dreary winter and the chilly and wet spring. Let’s hope that the sun that has been promised to show up makes it! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I recently received an email inquiring about Bambeeno Cashmere merchandise for children. I did some research and learned Bambeeno is a luxury cashmere knitwear collection for children, ages newborn to 12 years, that offers an array of plush and lightweight knits and a variety of unique pieces. The latest spring/summer 2011 line includes apparel ranging from classic cardigans and crewneck T’s to cable sweaters and hoodies, all in vibrant colors and prints. Locally their products are sold at Sandy Toes, 487 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, C&W Mercantile, 2385 Main Street Bridgehampton, and Henry Lehr, 16 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. I would shop all three! Westhampton T-Shirts, 77 Main Street, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this Memorial Day Weekend. Look for great quality and prices on brand new style T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. And while you’re there check out the “Bargain Bins” that are filled with T’s and sweats at 50% to 70% off. For information call them at 631-288-9175. Hot off the press, a new shipment just arrived at Shock, 115 Main Street and Westhampton Beach. Shock is now offering the traditional Birkin Bag “OUR Way,” in camel, blue and their newest color, red, for $45! This is the “must have” bag of the summer! Look for amazing combos @ 40% off home gyms with the purchase of a True Fitness Cardio piece, at Gym Source, 23 Windmill Lane, Southampton. There are other combos available that will suit your fitness needs, just stop in to take a look. We have to keep the fat cells burning for the summer months, and this is the place to go to find out how easy it really is. For info call 631-2787-1223. Red Barn Thrift Shop, 6 North Sea Road, Southampton, is opening the season with a “Jumbo Sale” that is filled with plenty of bargains. Stop in! Birthright thanks you for your support in shopping and donating your gently used items. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Marie or George for more info at 631-287-6456. While you are shopping at the Bridgehampton Commons on June 1, stop in at the Hudson City Savings Bank (next door to the Retreat Thrift Shop) where the bank will be celebrating their first anniversary. There will be “Customer Appreciation Day” at the Bridgehampton location. Join the staff for refreshments, coffee, cake and receive a free HCSB gift such as a Frisbee, piggy bank or keychain. Fun in the garden for everyone who loves digging…it is a space of harmony, balance and emotion. I love the striped garden bucket ($40) available at

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Southampton. With a company manifesto of, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laugh More. Gripe Less. Ignore Critics. Say Yes. Order Dessert. Love Life,â&#x20AC;? Gretchen Scott delivers play and party clothing, mostly gaily printed cotton tunics, dresses and jackets. These are clean lines, forgiving silhouettes, timeless styles with enough playfulness that you can go from beach to errands to cocktails without missing a beat. Also in the mix are classic silks, shimmery, crisp linens, silly sleepwear, eyelet, wool, suedes, jewelry, accessories and more. For information call 631-3773868; Brahmin, the luxury leather handbag and accessory company known for their timeless styles, will be celebrating the opening of a new Southampton store location over the Memorial holiday weekend at 56 Jobs Lane. On Saturday, May 28, as part of the opening celebration, customers can enjoy refreshments and entertainment as well as 15% savings on some of Brahminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s must-have summer handbag styles. 1-800-229-2428. This summer, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet reinvents its presence in the Southampton shopping scene, moving locations to a more spacious retail venue. The new location, 58 Jobs Lane, will house the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s namesake apparel, accessories and new footwear collection, as well as third party items including Alexis Bittar, Philippe Audibert, Shashi and Tre. The 1,400-square-foot store, featuring blue-stained floors, curtains in bright, prismatic hues, vintage Gene Meyer rugs and retro decorative touches, rings true to the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s animated alice + olivia aesthetic. The boutiqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rainbow sherbet theme will be complete with a Snocone machine for the summer season so shoppers can enjoy refreshing frozen treats while browsing. Celebrating their newest retail store in Southampton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Southamptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mayor Epley, MacKenzie-Childs is sitting pretty at 31 Main Street. MacKenzie-



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class schedule featuring mat Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, CardioKick, total body sculpting, interval training and spin, featuring 30 new LIVESTRONG Lance Armstrong spin bikes. Members also have access to the personal training expertise of 20-year fitness entrepreneur and co-owner Jason Cofield, who offers his signature class called EvoFit. All are invited to Evolution’s “Grand Opening Celebration,” Saturday, May 28, featuring free classes, guided tours and special membership sign-up deals. Plus a cocktail party from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring red-carpet photos, a D.J., complimentary wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres! Call 631-488-4252. Stop in at Salty Home, “Furnishings With a Flair,” in the Bridgehampton Commons, sitting pretty between Victoria’s Secret and Banana Republic for a wave of gifts, home accents, barware, furniture, lighting, wall décor, tableware, children’s cherishables and women’s accessories. Voted number one Gift Shop by “Best of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.” For information, call 631-2371250. Marc Zowine has made a name for himself in New York City and in the Hamptons. Marc will now be available by appointment at the Fay Teller Salon, Bridgehampton. His cuts are chic and simple, his colors modern and vibrant. Clients included Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay and Katie Couric, to name a few. Marc began his career working with celebrated hair designers John D’Orazio and Frederic Fekkai. Building on the foundation of this experience, Marc evolved a technique he calls “Personal Hair Design. I look at the total picture in my work with clients. Each look is unique and individual to the person I design it for.” For information and appointments at Fay Teller call Marc at 917-597-2491. The Black Swan Antiques & Home

Furnishing has left its Southampton digs and has just surfaced in Bridgehampton. Located at 2450 Main Street, the shop is now open and is filled with the same great selection and prices this side of the canal. Stop in to view their new inventory, you will be amazed. Call 631-377-3012 for information. m a d e, owned by Eleni Prieston, “designer, maker, goldsmith and mother hen,” located at 27 Race Lane, East Hampton, is a new store opening on May 28. It is a dynamic re-invention of retail; a fusion of studio, gallery and retail celebrating the work of artisans with a passion for what they make. m a d e has items that are functional and beautiful, original and reclaimed, from around the world – as well as services. Household, personal items and vintage finds imbued with personality are fabricated from clay, metal, fiber, seeds, plastic, paint, glass, wax and wood. m a d e is a work in progress, working with makers allowing for the ebb and flow of production, inspiration and change. Small runs, exploration and experimentation means that all the work at m a d e will always be changing. The month of June’s hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. For further information call 631-604-2919; When Bond No. 9 opens a store, it’s preferably in a landmark location. The newest perfumerie is now located in a jewel box of a shop, opening their doors on June 10, at the legendary American Hotel, 45 Main Street in the village of Sag Harbor. The newest branch is designed as a summer-white version of the highly successful Bleecker Street location. Inside is the entire collection of their fabled Bond No. 9 eaux de parfum, as well as all the auxiliaries: scented candles, soaps, body creams, lotions and exquisite pocket luxuries, not to mention their legendary five-star service. Gifts are exquisitely

wrapped in their signature white paper with white and gold embossed ribbon. Those seeking a local scent will find Bond No. 9’s two local Long Island beach fragrances, “Hamptons’ and “Montauk.” A Sag Harbor scent is already in the works. Stay tuned. Another welcomed newcomer to the Village of Sag Harbor is GeekHampton™, 34 Bay Street, the only Apple authorized service providers and Apple specialists located on the East End. Business owners Sheryl Heller and Mike Avery have been offering technical and tutoring services since 1999. Currently located in Hampton Bays, they are opening their new location Tuesday, May 31, offering their services throughout the East End and the North Fork, either at the store location or in your home or office. The store features a greatly expanded retail space enabling customers to demo all the latest Apple computers that will be available for immediate purchase, including the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacPro and MacMini, and most important they will carry iPads, a full iPod lineup, Apple accessories and a large inventory of third party computer accessories. In addition, the “GeekBar” will offer friendly, expert advice by trained Apple specialists with extensive knowledge of Apple products. The “geektenders” will be there to answer your questions and offer technical support. A Grand Opening reception is planned for June 25. Store hours are Sunday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. For information call 631723-3660; If you are a new business, or have moved to another or different location, email me at so that I can let everyone know about you.

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Shelter Island, has re-opened for the season with a great collection of new designers. It’s also now selling Moroccan rugs, candles, coffee table books, home décor items and accessories. Natacha Ruth and Karina are just two of the brands featured at the boutique, which was opened in 2010 by Kate Mullane. Kate travels the world looking for new and unique merchandise. The store also features new and vintage items on consignment. The first annual fashion show is scheduled for Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at La Maison Blanche, 11 Stearns Point Road. For information about the fashion show and the boutique, call Kate at 631749-5538 or 917-453-8317; NORTH FORK SHOPPING: For the season, transform your home into an exotic destination with the simple but elegant addition of a rug. Knotted Dreams, 471 Main Street, Greenport, is the place to find beautiful handmade Oriental, Persian or Tibetan rugs. They have 16 years of experience working in the Oriental rug business. Their inventory includes many different wool rugs from all over the world in many sizes and great prices. Also offering modern rugs, Heriz, Oushak, Peshawer, Turkish, Kayseri, Tabriz, Kazak rugs, and antiques. Click onto and print the coupon to save on Oriental, Persian, Herize Rugs and antiques. Call 888-341-6204 for a design consultation. Until next week. Ciao and happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend shopping. If you have any questions or your shop is having sales, new inventory, re-opening for the upcoming summer season or a brand new business, my readers want to hear about it. E-mail me at: I will be happy to get the word out!

By Sharon Feiereisen From bellinis at Nello’s Summertime to scoops of pistachio gelato at Sant Ambroeus, the Hamptons offer plenty of devilishly delicious indulgences. Luckily, thanks to Fred DeVito, the co-founder of Exhale’s Core Fusion, that doesn’t mean we have to hit the beach with extra jiggle bulging from our Pucci two-piece. DeVito has developed a slew of classes that target multiple muscle groups at once allowing for major calorie burn, in a short amount of time. I spoke with DeVito about how to stay fit while on vacation, his go-to Hampton eateries, the biggest diet mistakes people make, and more… Q. Do you have any suggestions for losing those last few pounds standing between us and our swimwear? A. The game plan for quick weight loss and improved muscle tone is to reduce calories while sustaining nutrition and regular exercise. A good way to do this is by combining a juice cleanse with a daily core barre workout like Core Fusion. (The Core Barre method uses the ballet barre to target abs, tone the thighs and tighten the arms.) Q. What’s the biggest diet mistake people make? A. They skip meals, which causes the metabolism to slow down and with it calorie consumption slows down as well. I suggest eating five small meals a day and doing strength training and core exercises to maximize your fitness potential. Q. How can we stay fit while on vacation? A. Honestly you should use the Core Fusion DVD series. The reason I say this is because you can do these DVDs anywhere and you don’t need equipment. Also, walk with family members or friends and chal-

lenge each other to take the lead and set a pace, and if you have a pool there are a number of aqua exercises you can do to tone your muscles and stabilize your joints. That aside, try to stay away from the salt and sugar and don’t take a mini bar key when offered! Q. What are your go-to eateries in the Hamptons? A. My secret spot for the best pasta fagioli in the Hamptons is The Pizza Place in Bridgehampton. My favorite night to go there is Monday nights, when I sit in on string bass for the Jazz Jam Sessions! I also love Estia’s Little Kitchen on the Sag Harbor Turnpike. Q. When you’re not teaching Core Fusion, do you partake in other physical activities? A. I participate in all of our signature Core Fusion classes – Cardio, Sport, Yoga and Boot – for my fitness and then I like to bike, swim, garden, and beach walk for my recreational movement experiences. Q. What are your favorite post and pre-workout snacks? A. Before class, I like a light breakfast such as peanut butter on toast, oatmeal, smoothies or a scrambled egg. After class I love a Blue Print Cleanse Green Juice. Great energy food! Q. Any favorite fitness apparel brands? A. I exclusively wear Anatomie these days for exercise. They use the most comfortable clothing with stretch fabric and I can use them for all my fitness needs. As for shoes, I like the Zems that we wear for Core Fusion classes and recently discovered Vibran FiveFingers shoes! Exhale Bridgehampton, 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY, (631) 537-8150.

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For those of you who are not year-round residents, Bella wants to welcome you out for a new summer and wish you a happy Memorial Day weekend. Bella, a Southampton resident, has a lot of news to share. She is a Golden Retriever filled with a zest for life. Bella also has a lot of curiosity. Most important, she is extremely social and charitable. Her first pick is always to go swimming at the beach. However, she never forgets her role as spokes-dog for the Southampton Animal Shelter. Over the winter, The Southampton Animal Shelter opened a Thrift Shop on Jobs Lane. Bella attended the opening and could not resist lending a paw. Bella has a vast array of friends. These friends include both animals and people. With that being said, she thought it would be a magnificent idea to give back to the community and shelter. She decided to act as their spokes-dog to spread the word. Known for her impeccable sense of design and keen ability to seek out a good deal, not to mention being

a friend to all, she could not resist the temptation to write a column. In this column she will share what she finds and friends she meets along the journey. With the opening of the Thrift Shop, a venue filled with treasures came alive. Animal lovers of all kinds went into their attics, created extra closet space, asked her friends and found things that needed a new home. The result is a store waiting for passersby to come in and find picks of their own! Before Bella heads out to roll in the sand and chase sticks into the sea, she often spends Saturday mornings hanging out with Jack and Joe, the store directors. Last week, she got a pet from the Shafiroff daughters, Liz and Blank, along with Charles McConnell. They brought in a few items to donate to the shop. Also, they were planning their Junior Committee for the Unconditional Love Benefit on July 16. One of Bellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite people passed by her, on her morning walk, around Lake Agawam. That person was Ann Fletcher. Ann was accompanied by her beloved rescue Greyhound, Miss Tulip. They will be lead walkers in PAWS across the Hamptons coming up on June 11. Ann is an irresistible person. Her love of animals, especially rescue animals, makes anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart sing. To meet Ann and Miss Tulip, and to see the love between them (their eyes tell it all), makes Bella and me smile. So, as Bella is now panting and telling me she needs a break from dictating, not to mention her well-deserved swim, we are off to the beach. While we are out, please visit the Southampton Animal Shelter website,, to see some of Bellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Picks as well as to

English regency chinoiserie learn more about the Shelter. As a Memorial Day bonus, for anyone who mentions this column, Bella is giving Bella Bucks Back â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20% off all purchases through Memorial Day weekend. What a great way to say hello. Come be a friend of the Shelter, a new friend of Bellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and who knows maybe make a new friend of your own. Everything is possible at the Thrift Shop. Summer is here...and the fun is just starting! Not to mention, the water warming...from those frigid days of Polar Bear swims at Halsey Beach. Enjoy every second as they pass so fast and before you know it the summer corn is gone, and the fresh tomatoes are now all turned into soup... P.S.: Bella wants to thank Kevin Maple and his team for their support and great donations. It means a lot! There are huge, giving hearts at the Kevin Maple Salon. Unfortunately, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do doggie comb-outs.


Dan's Papers May 27. 2011  

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Dan's Papers, the 51-year-old bible of the Hamptons, is owned by Manhattan Media, a multi-media publishing company based in New York City,...