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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Check out what we have been up to this year and what is coming up this summer. Hope you enjoy the issue. Jessica Mackin Editor - In - Chief
ON THE COVER Men’s luxury swimsuit designer and the granddaughter of the legendary fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, Amanda Boalt speaks to Hampton Daze Magazine. Photo by Rush Zimmerman
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Jessica Mackin Editor - In - Chief
Snaps : 5 - 12 Calendar : 13 Fav Things : 14 - 15 Jessica Lichtenstein : 16 Neoteric Fine Art : 16 Artist & Writers : 17 Les Ballets de Faile : 17 Foodtang Clan : 18 East End Or Busk : 19 Scott Too : 19 Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots : 20 Party Guide : 21 The New Gatsby : 22 - 23 Free Ride : 24 Wampum : 24 Amanda Boalt : 26 - 27 FameHampton : 28 Wizard Of Spa : 29 Georgica : 30 South Edison : 31 BLT Steak : 31 Scrumptious Bites Happy Life : 32 Baked Stuffed Lobster Tail : 33 Drink Recipe : 33
Jenna Mackin Editorial Director Joe Cipro Food Editor Josann Jeffrey Associate Editor Laura Anne Pelliccio Beauty Editor Peggy Stankevich Photography Editor Tamara Hayes Features Editor Melanie Fitzgerald Arts Editor Advertising/Marketing Famehampton.com Contributing Editors Annemarie Davin, Ashley O’Connell, Nicole Teitler, Kushani Manawadu Contact:
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‘79 Parts Movie Spring Celebration Party At EVR NYC
The cast of the movie ‘79 Parts had a Spring celebration party at EVR Lounge in NYC which was given by Director Ari Taub. Many friends and professionals in the industry also came out to support and celebrate the crew. They enjoyed cocktails, dancing and watching clips from the movie which is currently shooting in Brooklyn.
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The Independent Newspaper and The Wizard of Spa presented a “Spa Soirée” at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The event, celebrating the spa industry, featured raffle prizes, goodie bags, hors d’oeuvres by Sen NYC and welcome wine topper cocktails. Raffle prizes were donated by SpaUnique, Gurney’s Inn, Xavier Salon, Nu Skin, Bay Street Theatre, The Organic Beauty Bus, Southampton Social Club, Exhale Spa and The Juicy Naam.
Photos by Jessica Mackin
Celeb Dinner Series Hidden Cellar Party
The Hidden Cellar Society wine club at Wรถlffer Estate Vineyard hosted a party in the cellar of the vineyard with DJ Matty Nice. On hand at the event was a photo booth.
Hampton Daze hosted two events that were part of a Celebrity Dinner Series, presented by The Dining Engagement Group, that took place at Bombay Palace in New York City. Both events featured food by Chef Chris Nirschel and were hosted by Tom Murro of Fox Morning Extra. Fashion shows were presented by NYC Fashion Runway. The first event also featured Chef Nikki Martin and a retrospective couture collection from Berit New York by Brit Frady-Williams. The second event featured Chef Salvatore Lima and a fashion show with designs by Mignon.
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The Friends & Family opening of the picturesque seaside restaurant Andrra in Springs. We ate hors d’oeuvres and sipped cocktails while enjoying a spectacular sunset. Not only is the sunset perfect but Andrra also offers sun drenched days and star filled nights, making it the perfect backdrop for any celebration.
Cold Friday nights were hot, hot, hot at The Emporium this winter, Long Island’s newest gi-normous music venue in Patchogue village. That 70s Band brought the disco-licious boogie.
Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett presented Montauk local James Katsipis’ Cold Water Surfer Series, a photographic exhibition of an epic winter journey which documented the world of cold water surfing. The opening reception featured giveaways by Oakley, NY Sea, Nixon, Wampum and Whalebone. Refreshments were courtesy of Montauk Brewing Company and PBR with music by The Montauk Project.
Photos by Jessica Mackin, Annemarie Davin, Kitty Merrill
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Empire Hotel Fashion
Hampton Daze celebrated an Eric Vega Event for NY Fashion Week with host Aurora Aquino at The Empire Hotel Rooftop with a Hillary Flowers Fashion Show featuring ANDREW ELISSEE FURS and Splash Fash, along with Pamela Quinzi Designs.
The annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, hosted by TV personality Wendy Williams, was held at The Allen Room in Jazz at Lincoln Centerâ€™s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The event included presentations and performances by some of the brightest stars of the Great White Way including Broadway vets Alan Cumming and Laura Benanti, and newcomers Lilla Crawford and Sunny the dog. Additional guests included Cyndi Lauper and Debra Messing.
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SOHO International Film Festival took place at Sunshine Cinema. Above, photos from the “West End” movie and Closing Night Party.
Boss Models, Star Vodka and Dining Engagement Group presented Jeff Krauss’ Birthday Bash, a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy and Toys For Tots. The event was hosted by Barbie Blank. Behind The Blue Door Gallery presented its 3rd Annual ‘Rock-N-Art’ Holiday Party with artwork supplied by the artist Harif Guzman. There were live performances by POW POW and Prince Charming Band with special guest DJ sets by Miles Robbins, lead singer of POW POW and Playboy Covergirl Ashley Massaro. The event was co-presented by comedian Jae Benjamin, Hampton Daze Magazine, The Independent Newspaper and City Environmental Services INC. Susan Sarandon was also in at-
Ancient Tongue, The Native Alien Tribe, NonStop to Cairo and Testify, a Rage Against The Machine Tribute, kicked it hard at 89 North, a new music venue in Patchogue village... and Hampton Daze’s resident head banger was there.
Photos by Jessica Mackin, Annemarie Davin, Kitty Merrill
Winter Ball Art Miami
The School of American Ballet’s 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. The evening, sponsored by legendary French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, began with cocktails and dinner, followed by a one-time-only performance, dessert and dancing.
The 23rd Art Miami took place this winter along with its new sister art fair CONTEXT Art Miami.
Photos by Jessica Mackin
Rose Ball Art Basel
Following Peter Martins “The Sleeping Beauty” at The New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center was “The Rose Ball,” a masquerade event for young patrons. At this B.Y.O.M (Bring Your Own Mask) event we joined dancers and guests for Wölffer Estate Sparkling Rosé, hors d’oeuvres and dancing at the Promenade of the theatre.
During Art Basel in Maimi, Owen Wilson, Olga Kurylenko, Hanny Huston, Marcia Cross, Esteban Cortazar, Nicole Miller and Martha Stewart joined INTERVIEW Magazine and Valentino for a cocktail party on the rooftop of The Webster.
Social Club NYE
On New Year’s Eve The Independent and Hampton Daze Magazine sponsored the Southampton Social Club’s New Year’s Eve party. The night included a fantastic four-course dinner prepared by award winning chef Scott Kampf. Following dinner, a top shelf open bar and dancing provided by DJ Tone Tigga and DJ Twilo.
We resisted the mundane and embraced the unknown, joining Suffolk County’s first Poet Laureate George Wallace at the inaugural Muse Exchange, an egalitarian creative hang and real, live social network where poets, comedians, songwriters, and visual artists can connect to share their visions, hosted by the brilliant poet Clarity every other Thursday night at the very groovy Velvet Lounge in East Setauket. Check out the New Muse on Facebook to learn more.
Two nights and too much fun at Revolution in Amityville. Oogee Wawa and NonStop to Cairo played the first night, then we headed back west to the ends of Suffolk County to “Bark At The Moon” with Stainless Leather, Long Island’s premier heavy metal cover band, Live Wire, the ultimate AC/DC tribute band, and Lady Evil.
Photos by Jessica Mackin, Annemarie Davin, Kitty Merrill
VH1’s “Mob Wives” Season 3 Premiere Party took place at Frames Bowling Lounge in New York City. The event was hosted by Karen Gravano, Ramona Rizzo, Love Majewski and Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez.
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Jessica Lichtenstein - PEEP SHOW since become central to her body of work. What began as a playful exploration of the figurines themselves—putting them in thoughtprovoking scenes and miniature dioramas, in various states of undress—has evolved and grown in step with her blossoming career. PEEP SHOW marks the next step in Lichtenstein’s evolution, as an artist expanding on her complex themes of desire, sexuality, lust and female empowerment. The sexually charged hentai characters remain an essential component of the work, but Lichtenstein’s now places them in fantastical, digitally created worlds, rife with frolicking girls - all of them enjoying their surreal, beautiful and eroticized surroundings. Called “Word Sculptures,” these new works feature Lichtenstein’s scenes - scenes that play to those of nude bathers depicted by Renoir, Cezanne or Picasso - tableaux integrated into thick, clear acrylic letters that together spell evocative words, such as “WILD,” “DIRTY,” “BLISS,” “POP” or “WAR,” to name a few. The artist enjoys pushing buttons and testing the boundaries of her viewers and collectors, but she also sees the figures as symbols of lost innocence, fetish objects and idealized forms. “I like depictions of the female form, not in a sexual way, but in a beautiful way,” she says. “Oddly enough it’s mostly women who are drawn to the work. They have the ability to imagine themselves in that world and as that girl.” PEEP SHOW opens with a reception for the artist at Vered Gallery, Saturday, May 25 from 9 to 11 PM. The exhibition will run through June 17.
PEEP SHOW, Jessica Lichtenstein’s first solo exhibition in the Hamptons, opens Memorial Day Weekend at Vered Gallery in East Hampton. Lichtenstein has already established her reputation as one of New York’s hottest young artists known for her anime inspired, doll filled tableaux and the wildly imaginative worlds she creates with her “Word Sculptures.” This exhibition at Vered Gallery marks the next step in her evolution as an internationally acclaimed artist. Jessica Lichtenstein was never obsessed with the world of Japanese animation or its X-rated hentai subgenre, but something attracted her to the small, titillating figurines of its female characters and they have
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Bad A** B***es
Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett presents a group exhibition titled “Bad A** B***es.” “It’s a show about women who show no fear, raw talent, and a passionate and rebellious dedication to their art,” says Melissa Mapes, the show’s curator. Bad A** B***es will show the work of art-
ists including Matisse Patterson, Christine Sciulli, Marsha Owett, Nika Nesgoda and 12 others. The show opens on May 31 with an opening reception from 6 to 10 PM. The exhibit will be on display through July 1.
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This summer will mark the 65th annual Arts & Writers Softball game on August 17 in East Hampton. To celebrate the 65th year, there will be a six week exhibit at Guild Hall in East Hampton called “ARTISTS & WRITERS: They Played In The Game.” The show will display artwork, books, photos and ephemera dating back to Willem deKooning and Franz Kline in the original game in 1948.
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Many works are from the Guild Hall permanent collection of artists who have played in the game as well as works that are on loan. The artists and the game they love are a living tribute to our Hamptons legacy as an artist colony. The show is co-curated by Elena Prohaska Glinn and Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator of Guild Hall.The show runs from June 15 to July 28. Visit www.guildhall.org.
Les Ballets de Faile During the 2013 winter season, New York City Ballet launched a new initiative called the New York City Ballet Art Series. The series features annual collaborations with contemporary visual artists who will create original works inspired by NYCB that are exhibited at the Company’s home at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. To kick off the new initiative, NYCB commissioned FAILE, the Brooklyn-based artist team of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Best known as early pioneers of the contemporary Urban Art movement, their pop-culture aesthetics consist of resampled visual imagery applied to various media through painting and printmaking. For the inaugural series, FAILE created an exhibition titled “Les Ballets de Faile,” which featured a 40-foot tower installed on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater. The tower was created in FAILE’s signature style, using iconography inspired by several months of research at New York City Ballet and its archives, along with FAILE’s signature library of images. The exhibition also featured a new suite of FAILE paintings displayed in the theater’s lobbies. In addition to the theater exhibition, the series will also feature a special performances on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 PM. Working in partnership with the ad agency DDB, New York City Ballet has designed the evening to reach culturally-minded New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s who may not have previously attended New York City Ballet’s performances, with tickets priced at just $29 for every seat in the house. To further engage audiences, NYCB has commissioned FAILE to create limited edition hand-painted works that will be given to audience members who attend these performances to commemorate the evening. Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has become recognized as one of the leading artists in the contemporary Urban Art movement and distinguished themselves in the contemporary art world. Their work explores duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. Working in a range of media from canvas, prints and stencils to multimedia installation and sculptures, FAILE’s work is constructed from resampled visual imagery and blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture. The duo has been exhibited in various galleries, museums and non-traditional venues throughout the
world. For more information and to see other works by the artists, visit www.faile.net. The New York City Ballet Arts Series performance on May 29 will consist of Peter Martins’ A Fool for You, Ulysses Dove’s Red Angels, Justin Peck’s In Creases, and Richard Tanner’s Sonatas and Interludes. For more info visit www.nycballet.com or call 212-496-0600.
Caterer and celebrity chef, Roblé Ali, star of Bravo TV’s hit show “Chef Roblé & Co.,” is renowned for his culinary skill and creativity, and he is set to make his mark in the entertainment field as well. As part of the parody rap trio Food-Tang Clan, Roblé, along with “Chef Roblé & Co.” co-star and culinary co-conspirator Ché “Gravy” and food enthusiast Jason “J. Brew” Brewster, released their first single, “Grubbin’ Problems,” on SoundCloud.com. “Grubbin’ Problems,” a creative and humorous take on A$AP Rocky’s “F-----g Problems,” offers listeners a look at one of the dilemmas faced by foodies the world over: too many temptations in the kitchen, pantry, and elsewhere. Whether it is trying to resist the allure of their own creations or those of store-bought snacks, Food-Tang Clan hilariously details the many culinary delights they love. The group uses clever rhymes, lyrical ability and knowledge of all things culinary to bring entertaining, light-hearted rap songs to music fans. Opening for 2 Chainz—who did the hook for the original “F-----g Problems”—Food-Tang Clan performed for the first time on February 23 in their hometown of Poughkeepsie at the MidHudson Civic Center. The group entertained the crowd with “Grease,” a wicked spin on Trinidad James’s “All Gold Everything.” From stuffing and gravy to the remedy for a girl who cooks “wack chicken” to a shout out to the beloved Hostess Twinkie, “Grubbin’ Problems” offers listeners a tongue-in-cheek peek into the kitchen of Food-Tang Clan. The group, which is produced by Slimmy Neutron—Ali and Aahmek Richards serve as executive producers—plans to release a series of music videos and a mixtape, Watch the Stove. Visit https://soundcloud.com/food-tang-clan/grubbin-problems-1 to take a listen. More information on Food-Tang Clan can found at @FoodTangClanNY.
East End Or Busk
Anyone who has ridden the New York City subway has noted the astounding range of music that populates the transit system. Senegalese kora, Andean pipes, steel drums, Cajun cello, Flamenco guitar, and Gypsy violin can be heard among the many diverse buskers on any given day. This summer the Parrish Art Museum brings some of these talented New York “underground” musicians to the Museum as part of “East End or Busk.” The series will kick off on Saturday, June 22, from 12 to 3 PM, with various musical groups performing around the covered perimeter of the Museum, and will continue monthly through September, featuring a single artist or group on Friday evenings. For more info visit www.parrishart.org.
a ll e v o N A , Scott Too By Jessica Mackin
“Scott Too,” a novella by local author Victor Giannini, is a supernatural tale of a late 20-something forced to, literally, live with himself. Lead character Scott Alvin returns home to his brownstone apartment in Brooklyn after a near-death experience surviving a drive-by shooting at the local bodega. What he finds when he opens the door is himself sitting on his couch hanging with his roommate and best friend, Jase, a pot-dealing tattoo artist. After naming the new Scott, Scott Two, he becomes the third roommate in the two-bedroom apartment. He forces the original Scott to live with his “better self” while Scott Two steals not only his identity, but his bed, his clothing, his best friend and the girl he’s after -- all while not paying rent. It turns out that living alone will lead to a lot of self discovery, and perhaps an identity crisis of the highest order. You can only tolerate so much of yourself before things take a turn for the worst. Scott realizes his life has gone from pure adrenalin-filled excitement, as a skateboarding, girl-swooning, partier, to completely stagnant. He discovers that he has become complacent. His phone never rings and he hasn’t had a girlfriend in years. He holds on to the past as if it will return. The “cosmic punishment” of having his body double living with him forces him to discover that changes need to be made. Even though they may share the same memories,
they do not need to share the same paths in life. Giannini paints the vivid images of the apartment where Jase, Scott and Scott Two live, while bringing the characters to life in this intense, and beautifully worded short novel. Scott comes to terms with his lost youth and what has become of his life. The story will make the reader think about the possibilities and ask “How would I see myself if forced to live with myself?” Giannini, a 29-year-old author and artist from Springs, holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton where he currently teaches the Young American Writers Program to grades 7 to 12. “Scott Too” is published by Silverthought Press and is available at www.silverthought.com/scotttoo.
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his stash, which I thoroughly enjoyed and which was smart because I never ratted him out. I’ve since discovered that Auntie dunked the cookies into her afternoon tea, but felt them too humdrum to include in her holiday bounty. Or so she says.
“Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots” is the debut novel from young author Jessica Soffer. “Apricots” is about two women adrift in New York: Victoria is an Iraqi Jewish widow, and Lorca is the latchkey daughter of a cold, judgmental mother. Their lives come together through cooking lessons Victoria teaches in her home, as together they forge a new kind of family. It’s a true foodie book filled with Iraqi Jewish cooking. Jessica grew up with the cooking of Iraq: her father came to the US in 1948 and, as she tells it, “his only cultural carryover was his food, as he had to give up his identity (national, religious, and otherwise).” Jessica grew up going to Amagansett with her parents every year. She wrote the majority of “Apricots” at the East Hampton Library, where she has a particular table she sits at every day. She will be speaking at BookHampton (North Fork) on June 8 and BookHampton (East Hampton) July 21.
SHAKRLAMA Ingredients: ½ cup of butter ½ cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup and 1 teaspoon sifted flour ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon rosewater ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract A pinch of salt Handful of pistachio halves or almonds for decoration
Here Jessica shares a recipe for Shakrlama: My father’s sister, Auntie Violette, is the best cook I know. For Passover we would go to her house on Long Island where she’d been cooking for days and days. The air was always thick with Arabic perfume and the orangey smells of cumin, paprika, cinnamon. Auntie would make heaps of desserts, stacking them high on a platter and as the cooking continued, and the day went on, people noshed: a nut and honey turnover here, a date and almond ball there. One day I caught Violette’s husband, my Uncle Jack, unearthing a shoe-box from below the kitchen table. He stuffed a different kind of dessert into his mouth. He grinned at me guiltily when I caught him. In the years that followed, he never said anything about the missing shakrlama from
Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Combine butter, sugar, flour, cardamom, rosewater, vanilla and salt. Knead well. Form into cakes about 2 inches in diameter. Space them one inch apart on baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Decorate with nuts. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Make for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are a pale golden brown but cooked through.
Read about shakrlama in “Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots.” Lorca wants to make something for her mother, who has come down with a cold. Victoria hits upon shakrlama, and they bake the cookies together.
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Sienna 44 Three Mile Harbor East Hampton Navy Beach 631-604-6060 16 Navy Road, Montauk 688-6868 Southampton Social Club 256 Elm Street, Page at 63 Main Southampton 63 Main Street, 287-1400 Sag Harbor 725-1810 Surf Lodge 183 S. Edgemere St, Rowdy Hall Montauk 10 Main Street #B. 668-1562 East Hampton 324-8555 World Pie 2402 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton 537-7999
Clubs Beach Bar 58 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays 723-3100 Casey’s 233 Montauk Hwy, Westhampton Beach 288-5828 Dream Nightclub 17 Canal Road, Hampton Bays 252-4184 Drift Inn 70 Dune Road, East Quogue Neptune’s Beach Club 70 Dune Road, East Quogue 653-8737 South Pointe 125 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton 917-574-4112 SL East 44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton 907-2790
the new gats ART DIRECTION & HAIR : Sherri Jessee PHOTOGRAPHY : Roberto Ligresti , Missoni, FASHION CREDITS : Tom Ford, Valentino, Prada Bittar. Alexis and ng, Guru l Praba Salvatore Feragamo, Dannijo, tta Turrie Ely and ond, Raym n Kaitly STARRING: Nick Evanovich, rich Made David : UP MAKE WARDROBE : David Widjaja “1920’s style exuded elegance and class,” says renowned hair and makeup artist Sherri Jessee. She styled ‘The New Gatsby’ shoot with modern bobs, thick fringes and updated accessories which all pay homage to the vintage flapper fashion, while still being wearable for the modern woman. Her innovation led her to recreate clean, suave looks from the past with a modern edge, which can be easily translated into everyday hair. For men, short, slick styles with slight nuances of waves can enhance a look for work or a night on the town. For women, pair strong makeup with a sleek bob or add a bold headband to any hairstyle to bring twenties glamour into 2013.
gatsBy finds By Jessica Mackin
Coinciding with the release of Baz Luhrmann’s rendition of The Great Gatsby this summer, “Beautiful Fools” is an engrossing and heartbreaking novel that details the unraveling of one of the greatest literary love stories of our time. R. Clifton Spargo vividly depicts deeply human characters in this spectacular story illuminating the little-known Cuban rendezvous the Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald took during the twilight of their volatile relationship.
tsBy Caught the Gatsby fever? Channel Daisy and Jordan with one of the Art Deco purses from the FunkyFinders shop at the Antiques Center Southampton. Be cool as a cucumber Jordan with this lucite and brass number. Located at 245 County Road 39 (at Henry St.) in Southampton. Visit www.antiquescentersouthampton.com.
From The Great Gatsby collection by Tiffany & Co., inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s film in collaboration with Catherine Martin, featured in the 2013 Blue Book. The Savoy, a diamond and freshwater cultured pearl headpiece with detachable brooch, inspired by a Native American design in the Tiffany Archives. It can be yours for a cool $200,000.
Hamptons Free Ride
To The Beach & Back
By Jessica Mackin
They’re Hamptons Free Ride. Co-founded by James Mirras and Alex Esposito, they run 7 days a week, from 9ish to 6ish. They’re back this summer serving East Hampton, Montauk and Amagansett. And new for 2013, they have partnered with Chris and Stacy Dimon (formerly of Spot Rides) to launch, own and operate the Hamptons Free Ride in Southampton. The Free Ride is an electric shuttle service that transports passengers between the exclusive Hamptons beaches and its neighboring villages. Best of all, the service is sup-
ported by it’s sponsors and completely free to ride. With fixed loops you can hop on and off as you wish. To top it off, chances are you’ll walk away with a free water, giveaway or discount to your favorite spot. Some of the companies Free Ride is working with include Vita Coco, Heineken, Brown Harris Stevens, The Sloppy Tuna, and East End Tick. Not only is The Free Ride providing the Hamptons with complementary transportation but they have expanded to Palm Beach and will begin in Santa Monica this June. For more info visit the new website www.thefreeride.com.
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Wampum, an American made lifestyle clothing company started by Montauk brothers Lennon and Marley Ficalora, will be expanding this summer. The brothers will be opening a third Wampum location on the boardwalk in Coney Island on May 24 to go along with their stores in Bridgehampton and New York City. The Coney Island store is just the beginning of Wampum’s big plans for the summer. There will be unique
Wampum pop-ups throughout the Hampton’s and Montauk so keep an eye out for your favorite clothing company and skate shop. The Wampum Coney Island store is going to be located at 1232 Surf Avenue directly across from Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. The store, which opens on Memorial Day Weekend and closes on Labor Day Weekend, was an opportunity the brothers could not pass up. They grew up on the beach in Montauk and felt that the iconic beach culture of Coney Island was the perfect fit. The store will feature a variety of Wampum products including shirts made here in New York and hats made in California. Wampum is excited to be a part of the rebuilding process of Coney Island after the devastating affects of Super Storm Sandy hit the area last fall. The opening of the Wampum store will increase the presence of small businesses on the fun filled boardwalk. The Wampum team will also be focusing their time and energy this summer on the area from which it all started, the Hamptons. The Wampum store in Bridgehampton, located at 2487 Main Street behind Helen Ficalora, was recently renovated and reopened with a brand new look for the season. There are also a number of Wampum popups in the works throughout the area including Montauk so check in on the website www.wampumny.com or follow on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @wampumny for the latest updates.
2013 Mainstage Season 3 Great Comedies for a Summer of Fun! “Screamingly funny!”
– CBS Radio
May 28 – June 23
Lend Me a Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
“Lunatic fun that keeps you in stitches.” – Daily News
July 2 – July 28
The Mystery of Irma Vep
by Charles Ludlam
“Thumbs up for this uninhibited romp” – The New York Times
August 6 – Sept.1
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
The laughs continue...
Ralphie May Monday, June 3
Monday, June 10
Monday, July 8
Monday, July 15
David Brenner Monday, July 22
Monday, August 12
Call or buy online! 631-725-9500 www.baystreet.org Entertainment subject to change.
Monday, August 19
terview Strong Boalt Designer In ackin By Jessica M
Amanda Boalt founded Strong Boalt in 2009, a line of menâ€™s luxury swimwear featuring an imaginative and alluring assortment of seasonal prints inspired by salt water life in Florida and the Caribbean. She is the granddaughter of the legendary fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer and is following in her footsteps. Not only are her designs perfect for the Florida lifestyle, but they go great in the Hamptons as well. I spoke to Amanda about her own personal style, her take on fashion, her grandmothers influence and more. Where do you find inspiration for your line of swim trunks and boardshorts? I find inspiration from my everyday life, my friends and my family. Growing up in Florida provides for a remarkably active lifestyle and, with the Bahamas just a short boat ride away, I also get a lot of inspiration from my love of warm weather, beautiful tropical beaches and water. Having returned to Palm Beach a few years ago to found Strong Boalt, I canâ€™t help but incorporate the colorful, sporty and yet classic architecture and ambiance of this timeless town, best captured in the works of such iconic photographers as Slim Aarons. Today, my favorite things continue to inspire me, including hot summer days, calm seas, lots of outdoor sports, island visits and distant travel. Generally living a fun, exploratory and healthy life. Describe your own personal style: I prefer a classic yet sporty and relaxed style. I appreciate classic things that have a twist and also luxury staples. I tend to buy pieces that are interesting or luxurious and comfortable, in part because it suits my personality but also the transition in daily events can lead anywhere. Ultimately I appreciate carefully put together but practical clothing that feels effortless. Describe what you would wear as a go-to Hamptons beach outfit: I usually wear simple Eres triangle bikinis. I usually wear a mans button down shirt as a cover up and some kind of hat to block the sun. I always wear a long gold necklace with lots of sentimental charms. Would you say that Palm Beach and the Hamptons have a similar style? Palm Beach and the Hamptons have more in common than
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not. There is a significant population of both Floridians and New Yorkers that move between these towns and feels comfortable in both. I think this is in part due to the fact it’s a very active crowd who enjoys participating in everything with enthusiasm – both day and night. I also think there is a shared sense of style, which has certainly evolved among generations to a more casual attire but still manages to reflect its more formal roots. I also think this is apparent in everyone’s outlook, which also tends to be more relaxed. Although I suspect Floridians might have a slight edge over New Yorkers for this.
Describe your perfect summer day? In early summer the town of Palm Beach gets very quiet and we work on fulfilling summer orders and creating new prints for the upcoming season. The air is usually hot and the sea calm, and a brief trip on a small boat to Memory Rock in the Bahamas to spear Hog Snapper is a remarkably cathartic way to spend the day and conceptualize new prints. To consider ideas initiated by this stunning environment is complemented by evenings of open fires on beaches cooking the fresh catch under skies overwhelmed by stars.
How has your grandmother influenced your designs and your own personal style? She unequivocally influenced my work. She initially helped me with all of my designs, prints and colors. I grew up in the 80’s when Lilly was a ubiquitous brand among the faithful, with outrageous parties, outrageous personalities and, adorned in Lilly, outrageous wardrobes. It was her unique approach and gregarious personality that influenced my own style. While the style of Strong Boalt is more attuned to our time, I will continuously hear her voice stressing fun over everything else.
Favorite outdoor activities? Fishing, diving, spear fishing, paddle boarding, tennis, golf, biking, shooting... Who are some of your favorite designers? After working at Ralph [Lauren] for a few years, he will always be one of my favorites. I love prints, so Pucci is one of my absolute favorites. And of course the original vintage Lillys are always inspiring. Any favorite places to go when you are in the Hamptons? The walking dunes in Montauk, Round Swamp Farm, Sam’s Pizza in East Hampton, Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.
Who would you most like to wear one of your designs? It would be great to see my line on hot topics Ryan Gosling or Bradley Cooper, but ultimately I wouldn’t mind seeing Will Farrell wearing my trunks this summer.
Where can we find Strong Boalt in The Hamptons? Scoop in NYC and East Hampton and Michelle Farmer in Bridgehampton.
Memorial Day weekend is here and rumor has it that the Hamptons are already sold out with house rentals and hotel rooms booked in advance a lot earlier than they normally are. This can only mean that this is going to be a record breaking summer! Every season brings something new and exciting and this year is no exception. One thing I am proud to announce is that I have partnered with Antonio Sabato Jr. to form Sabato/Davin Productions. Antonio is best known for his Calvin Klein Underwear campaign that ran in many national magazines and boasted a 90 foot billboard in Times Square. He was a regular on “General Hospital” as Jagger Cates and appeared in many movies and television shows. He currently has roles in many movies that are slated to be filmed this year but his newest venture is behind the camera. The movie Intikam is in pre-production right now and will be filmed in Istanbul where he will make his directorial debut. The good news for fans in New York is that they’ll be seeing a lot more of him out here as he will be filming two movies here on Long Island and one of them will be in the Hamptons. Antonio and I recently met up in New York City with Casting Director, Donna McKenna. Donna has been instrumental in casting many movies and we hope to bring some to the Hamptons including the Hampton’s International Film Festival. We got to meet a lot of the actors at the SOHO International Film Festival in April and if you missed it this year then make it a point to attend next year’s festival as they will be celebrating their fifth year! Sibyl Santiago is the Executive Director of the SIFFNYC and she is already taking submissions for next year! You can go to
www.sohofilmfest.com to submit your film. One of the films that were filmed on Long Island is Sebastien. It’s a psychological horror story that was written by Deborah Twiss who also directed the movie along with Louis Gonzalez and stars Eric Roberts, Cathy Moriarty, Tom Pelphrey, James McCaffrey and Harris Doran to name a few. Eric Roberts and Harris Doran are also in another movie called ’79 Parts which is currently being filmed in Brooklyn. Recently I got to interview some of the cast members including Johnny Solo, Lisa Regina, Justin Morck, Kresh Novakovic, Philip Willingham, Martin Ewens, Harris Doran and director Ari Taub. This movie is set in the 1970s and is even shot on film! A lot of the cast members have other projects in the works and you’ll hear more about those as we come into the summer months. You’ll also be able to see interviews on FameHampton’s Facebook page so check that out when you get a chance. Another thriller you’ll be able to see is Junction which was written and directed by Tony Glazer. I also got to interview some of the cast members from this movie including Summer Crockett Moore and Harris Doran who are two of the main characters and Tony himself. Neal Bledsoe is another main character who I’ve met but haven’t interviewed yet as he is currently filming the anticipated Ironside. All these actors that I had the opportunity to interview are very down to earth and are keeping busy with one movie after the next. Donna McKenna has strategically casted these movies roles (except for Junction) and has a knack for placing an actor in a role that is not a typical role they would play. This is great because it gives us a chance to see another side of the actor and challenges them to come out of their comfort zone. The Real Housewives of New York will be filming throughout the summer and local Countess LuAnn de Lesseps will not only be busy with that but also promoting her new line of outdoor dinnerware which comes in three vibrant colors and patterns. The Countess Collection made its debut on QVC on May 5 and can currently be purchased on www.QVC.com so make sure you get yours so you can entertain in style this summer! You can see there is a lot to look forward to this summer and you can catch my new show “FameHampton Presents…” every Sunday at 5 PM on Cablevision. If you have someone you want to submit for consideration for the show, you can email me at email@example.com. I hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!
The Wizard Of Spa Hey Hamptonites! Ahhhh . . . Yes. The time has arrived and I’m all about the misty feel of an ocean spray, the scent of the Privet flowers in bloom, lathering myself in sunblock, big hats, pink lipstick, and fun manicures and pedicures. I have so many exciting spa, beauty and wellness finds to share!
By Laura Anne Pelliccio Beauty Editor, Laura Anne Pelliccio, is seasoned spa business professional, spa educator, and a NYS Licensed Aesthetician in the luxury market of spa, beauty and wellness. Please join her blog: www.wizardofspa.wordpress.com.
Fun new finds from the Sea: • Grape Stem Cell, White Tea & Seaweed Body Butter, by Emergin C. www.emerginc.com • Aloe Vera & Seaweed Hydrating Gel, by Base Formula. www.baseformula-us.com • Sugar Reef Souffle Scrub, by LaLicious. www.LaLicious.com
Skincare from the Sea There is a breakthrough in skin and spa care going on right now. Many skincare lines and spas are developing marine treatments on their menu of spa services and even creating skincare lines derived around sea and ocean life. I have been asked about the different products available that are purely derived from seaweed, algae, and sea salts. In other words, “Skincare from the Sea.” I have to be honest, there are only a handful of authentic products out there and even less that are pure marine organic. But mark my words, the health benefits from the sea are scientifically proven to cure illness. So consider mother earths largest and most vital element, water.
Are you up for the 90 Day Spa Water™ Challenge? Have you ever visited a spa or resort that has beautiful displays of ice water mixed with various fruits? I always seem to notice when my visiting guests keep coming back for more. They love it! (You love it, don’t you?) Don’t you just want to keep drinking it and even take that large glass vitrine home with you? Well, you can! I found Spa Water™, a spa business that emphasizes on one main goal through many services derived around water: “Inspiring America to establish a healthy hydration ritual – one sip at a time.” Water can be so boring to drink by itself, which is why Spa Water has a recipe book of the most gorgeous and easy-to-make spa water displays both by the jar and the glass. I personally entered the 90 day Spa Water™ challenge, committing myself to 75oz of Spa Water™ every day for 90 days. I did not have to give up on wine, cocktails or coffee. However, I felt so hydrated that I consumed less of those beverages and more water. With my personal experience, I found myself relieved of body aches and pains. No more headaches and I completely understood the feeling of being “hydrated.” It was not until my body was filled with water that I knew I had not been drinking enough of it. I would like to challenge YOU to the 90 day Spa Water™ challenge this month. Let’s all begin on Memorial Weekend . . . or you may join in at any time thereafter as every day is the same goal. If you’re just visiting the Hamptons for the weekend or entertaining guests, be sure to check your mobile device for a quick Spa Water™ Recipe App. View more about this challenge, the success stories shared, and the products for purchase at www.MySpaWater.com.
Spa Technologies: the leader in Thalasso therapies, marine skin and spa treatment development. They cater to the mothership of Thalasso spa destinations and the only Thalasso Center in the United States, Gurney’s Inn in Montauk. Marine organic skincare is infused into facials, manicures, pedicures, massage and detoxifying body therapies, scrubs, wraps, hair services and so much more. www.SpaTechnologies.com Phytomer: a world-leader in the field of marine cosmetics. With a concept derived from three words: Ocean, Science, and Beauty. This company is constantly researching and executing innovative textures and ingredients. A series of marine based skin and body care lines under one roof, catering to various spa destinations and their needs. www.Phytomer.com Repêchage: the pioneers in harvested seaweed based products and treatments in the US. Repêchage continues to develop collections to benefit a variety of skin conditions and concerns. A classic skin and spa line since 1980. www.Repechage.com
Citrus Spa Water
VOYA: the most luxurious certified organic beauty products from the Irish sea. VOYA uses generations of acquired wisdom, local traditions of handharvested seaweed baths and seaweed treatments to purify the skin. All packaged in recycled material. www.voya.ie
Ingredients 1 lemon 1 lime, kiwi, or cucumber 1 orange 1 large carton of strawberries Ice Water
OSEA: 100% Vegan Skincare, USDA Certified Organic Seaweed, and Made in USA. The anti-aging skincare brand was inspired off the coast of Malibu, with the idea of uniting the elements—Ocean, Sun, Earth and Atmosphere—to refresh, rejuvenate, and restore skin to its highest level of healthy beauty. www.oseamalibu.com
Directions Thinly slice the fruit and place in a beverage server, adding ice between the layers of sliced fruit. Pour enough water to cover the fruit and ice.
Thalgo: is a French and Greek term for “richness of the sea and marine algae.” Thalgo, a well respected global brand, offers powerful marine elements with immense potential for treatments, beauty products and dietary supplements. www.thalgo-sea.com
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For the past four seasons it’s been one of our favorite places. East Hampton hotspot Georgica Restaurant & Lounge will celebrate its fifth consecutive summer beginning on Memorial Day Weekend, bringing the outstanding quality of high-energy, eclectic-American dining and nightlife that have made the space a favorite for weekenders, celebrities, and locals for the past four seasons. Owners and operators Antonio Fuccio, Sean Kehlenbeck, and David Schulman have created an enduring one-stop shop and a true staple of the Hamptons summer experience. Executive Chef Seth Levine will continue to offer Georgica’s signature dishes such as Lobster Truffle Mac N’ Cheese, Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad, and a Raw Seafood Bar and this year will be introducing new enticing seasonal specials -- including a new, daily Happy Hour that will be offered from 6pm to 9pm and feature live music, oysters, beer and wine specials and a $29 three-course dinner. Among the Hamptons scenesters and special guests who have enjoyed Georgica’s delicious cuisine over the years include Bradley Cooper, Chace Crawford, Kellan Lutz, Russell Simmons, Jake Gyllenhaal,
Susan Sarandon, and Jon Bon Jovi. After dinner, the lights dim and Georgica turns into one of the hottest lounges out east. With high profile fundraisers, special events, and internationally in-demand DJ’s taking over Georgica’s turntables, guests have a chance to shake their summer tans and toast to the season. Past summers have seen events hosted by The Food Bank of New York, Rachel Zoe’s Birthday Celebration, and an annual tradition, Jessica White’s Angel Wings Foundation Dinner. This year will be no exception, hosting the 4th anniversary of the supermodel’s charity over Memorial Day Weekend. In a fiercely competitive scene, Georgica owners and industry veterans Fuccio, Kehlenbeck and Schulman have created an environment that seamlessly transitions from a fine dining restaurant into a chic lounge. Georgica has remained successful amongst the ever-changing East End social scene. Summer 2013 is already anticipated to produce another amazing season for Georgica, filled with food, fun, fabulous guests and unforgettable events.
South Edison in Montauk has reopened for the season. Chef and partner Todd Mitgang returns for his fourth season along with executive chefs, Alex Pirani and Nikhil Khosla. The seafood centric menu with inventive flavors will feature several new items and a few live music performances have been scheduled. A mere two blocks from the ocean, South Edison offers a menu changing almost daily to highlight the fresh local seafood, most of it sourced from the fishing docks only a mile away. A new section has been added to the menu ‘Sashimi/Crudo’ featuring black bass sashimi, Hamachi crudo, and Citrus scallop crudo. On June 28 and 29, the popular Spanish duo Los Cintron will return to perform at South Edison. The talented brothers perform a mix of flamenco, Latin and world music, often playing music of the renowned Gipsy Kings. South Edison will be open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday through May and into June. Reservations may be made on Open Table or by calling 631-668-4200.
BLT Steak BLT Steak at The Capri’s cuisine will feature BLT Steak’s most signature dishes from the famed popovers, tuna tartare and chopped vegetable salad, to classic steaks, sautéed Dover sole and peanut butter chocolate mousse. “The decision to partner with The Capri in our first Hamptons venture was a natural fit, as the hotel’s amenities and loyalty to customer service are synonymous with our devotion to exceeding each customer’s expectations with every visit,” said Jimmy Haber, Managing Partner of ESquared Hospitality. “We are thrilled to have a like-minded food and beverage partner at The Capri Hotel, and are confident they will help build on the success of our hotel and serve as a wonderful amenity to our guests and patrons,” said Steven Kamali, co-owner of The Capri Hotel. From Memorial Day weekend through July 4 weekend, BLT Steak at The Capri will be open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner service.
Now through Labor Day Weekend, BLT Steak pop-up restaurant at The Capri in Southampton will take over the property’s intimate and exclusive restaurant space, formerly home to Chef Nobu Matushisa’s Nobu at The Capri. Seating 110 guests inside the restaurant and on the covered patio, this pop-up restaurant will also offer exceptional poolside fare at The Bathing Club at Capri during the day and a menu of small plates for those enjoying the outdoor bar and lounge areas in the evenings. With ESquared Hospitality’s corporate chefs helming the kitchen,
By Anna Young Lombard
A recipe by Anna Young Lombardi, author of the Scrumptious Bites Happy Life blog. Visit www.scrumptiousbiteshappylife.com.
Guacamole and springtime go together like sangria and summer. This creamy dish is fabulous for many reasons, one of them being its versatility! I decided it would be fun to play around and chunk up this side even more while incorporating some juicy sweetness. Ingredients: 2-3 medium ripe Avocado’s, ½ of a cup - 1 cup of chopped yellow onion, ½ a cup of chopped cilantro, 1 large mango, 1 lime, salt and pepper (season to your liking).
together with the rest of your ingredients and the juice of one lime. Season guac with salt and pepper to your liking. Love garlic? Try a sprinkle of garlic salt.
Get It Cookin: Mash up your avocados depending on your preference. I like it a little chunky, in case you were wondering. Mix
Tips! Watching your carbohydrate in take? Try slicing up some fresh veggies! Cucumbers are a great substitute for chip.
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BakedCStuffed Lobster Tail ipro By Chef Joe
Ingredients (serves 4) 4 2lb lobsters 2 tbsp Old Bay seasoning 1 bay leaf 3 lemon 1 c panko bread crumbs 2 egg yolks ½ onion ½ head of celery 1 c white wine ½ lb butter 2 tbsp thyme (picked) 2 tbsp tarragon (chopped) salt and pepper to taste
Method Begin by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Add the bay leaf, Old Bay seasoning, salt, and lemon. This will be the cooking liquid for the lobsters. While that is coming up to temperature, you can start to fine dice the onion and celery. When celery and onion is ready, heat half of the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Slowly cook the vegetables until they are translucent. Deglaze with the white wine and let it reduce for another five minutes over medium heat, or until the alcohol is cooked off. When it’s finished cooking set the onion and celery aside to cool while you tend to the lobsters. Cook the lobsters in the boiling seasoned water for four minutes. Be sure to have a large ice bath with ice and
water ready to cool the lobsters quickly after the four minutes is up. Once the lobsters have cooled you can break the tails off, then break off the claws. Reserve all the claw and knuckle meat to mix into the stuffing while carefully removing the tail. When the tail is removed, split it down the middle and remove the shell. To assemble the stuffing, mix together the cooked vegetables, egg yolks, breadcrumb, herbs and cooked knuckle and claw meat. Stuff each tail with an equal amount of filling and bake in a 425 degree oven for 35 minutes. While the lobsters are baking, warm the rest of the butter in a small sauce pot and skim off the white foam that rises to the top to clarify the butter. When the tails come out you can spoon a small bit of clarified butter over the top.
Muddle the mint with lime juice and a few ice cubes. Add to a cocktail shaker with remaining ingredients, except club soda, and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass with ice and add club soda. Garnish with mint or a cucumber slice.
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Cucumber Martini Ingredients: 6 ounces Vodka 3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice 2 1/8” thick slices of cucumber 3 Leaves of Fresh Mint 1 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup (Sugar Syrup) 1/2 cup Ice
The “official” kickoff off to the summer weekend is finally here. Whether you’re in the city or celebrating in the Hampton’s let’s kick off Memorial Day weekend with these refreshing and waistline friendly drinks. This cucumber giblet was introduced to me by friend Elisa Loiacono. Cucumber Giblet Ingredients: 4 ounces Cucumber Vodka 2 ounces Simple Syrup 2 ounces Lime Juice 6 Mint Leaves Club Soda
Muddle mint and a cucumber slice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, simple syrup, vodka, lemon juice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and a slice of cucumber. Each of these drink recipes serves 2 (or 1 if you have friends who drink like mine). Have a fun and fabulous Memorial Day! And as always ~ Drink Responsibly.
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