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Then and Now

Publisher Beverly Fortune’s mother Ruby Cox Quenzer, 1944, US Navy WAVE, Aviation Mechanics Mate, 3rd Class. Inset:

Style Photos by John S. Vater

Model Danielle M. of Hampton Models, Vintage Sailor Suit & Hat, Lotus Vintage, Huntington Hair and Make Up by Adriana Vater, Spa Adriana, Huntington,

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From the Publisher


Publisher When our lifestyle editor, Sara Anne, apBeverly Fortune proached me about interviewing Susan Lucci and Art Director her daughter Liza Huber for the cover story, I Jon Sasala thought that with their busy schedules it would be Lifestyle Editor Sara Anne almost impossible to coordinate a meeting. Sara Fingerman Anne worked her magic and we met Susan and Liza Production for lunch at the Garden City Hotel. We spent almost Jon Chim three hours talking about everything from Devious Digital Michael Conforti Maids to baby food. A few weeks later on Palm Contributors Sunday they spent their precious family time with Tim Bolger our photographer John Vater, Milieu creative direcJaime Franchi Rashed Mian tor Jon Sasala, and Sara Anne for the cover photos, Spencer Rumsey which were taken at the Harbor Club in Huntington. Christopher The photos speak for themselves. Just beautiful. Twarowski intern Our feature story, Women on the Water, was Mallory Feeney inspired by Dawn Riley, a world-renowned sailor Blogger who has put Oyster Bay on Sam Maracic the map as an international training center for sailors. Ellen Kramer of Long Beach, a late-bloomBeauty Counter���������������������� p. 4 ing sailor, shared her story Late Spring Is ���������������������� p. 8 as well. What brought this Trendy 10��������������������������� p. 12 issue together for me was Weekend Bags��������������������� p. 14 the woman on the left, Jewelry������������������������������� p. 16 my mother, Ruby (Cox) Shopping List���������������������� p. 20 Quenzer. Nautical by Nature Style������ p. 23 Ruby was the first Summer Style Quiz�������������� p. 28 WAVE to join the U.S. Navy from Hot Springs, Feature������������������������������� p. 32 Arkansas. She was a Guy Who Gets It������������������ p. 36 woman ahead of her time. Cover ��������������������������������� p. 40 She met my dad, Duke, Steve Madden��������������������� p. 48 and they were married Decor��������������������������������� p. 56 in full dress uniform in Bon Ap������������������������������� p. 62 Seattle. Now 93 years old, Health�������������������������������� p. 66 Ruby was recently flown to Family�������������������������������� p. 70 Washington, D.C. to visit Tarot Readings�������������������� p. 72 the Navy Memorial with J’Adore������������������������������� p. 74 the Honor Flight Network. There were 88 male WWII veterans on that journey and one woman, my mother. Enjoy this issue, and to Moms everywhere, Happy Photo By John S. Vater Mother’s Day! Be sure to sign up for Susan Lucci and her your free subscription at daughter Liza Huber. Photographed at Warm Regards, The Harbor Club at CUSTOM PUBLISHING Beverly Prime in Huntington by MOREY PUBLISHING, llc.

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Late Spring Is...

May and June 2014

Time to Celebrate

our Parents Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11th Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15th

History Highlights May 1, 1941

Cheerios hits store shelves

May 3, 1937

Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer prize for Gone With the Wind

May 7, 1970  

EVENTS Spring Movie premiere

The Beatles release their last single, “The Long and Winding Road”

May 14, 1998  

The last episode of Seinfeld is aired

May 10TH

Great Strides: Walk Today

June 5, 1968

Blydenburgh County Park, Smithtown, 9 am,

May 21St through

June 8th

Bobby Kennedy is assassinated

May 23rd

Long Island Comedy Festival Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, 8 pm

May 25th

The Monkees

The Paramount, Huntington, 8 pm,

Gateway Playhouse, Bellport, 8 p.m.

In Theaters May 9th Mother’s Day Weekend

Grab your girlfriends and make plans for dinner and this movie! Mom’s Night Out is a true-to-life family comedy that celebrates parenting. When the mom’s want to go out for an evening of dinner and conversation they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours. What could go wrong? This mustsee movie starring Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins and Sean Astin will leave you laughing for hours after the movie is over.

Memorial Day Weekend May 24th and 25th

June 14, 1942

Anne Frank begins her diary after receiving it two days earlier on her 13th birthday

June 16, 1978 

The movie Grease premieres

June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson dies

June 2nd

Long Island Hospitality Ball Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, 7 pm- 12 am

June 12th through June 15th

60th Annual MatTituck Strawberry Festival

Route 48, Mattituck

Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

June 14th

June 22nd and June 23rd

Westbury, 8 pm

Wanda Sykes NYCB Theatre at

Jones Beach State Park 10 am3 pm

Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Oheka Castle, Huntington

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Design your own Weekender Leave it to Kate Spade to come up with a bag that not only holds up to three pairs of shoes but also is as trendy as it is spacious. Before you know it we’ll be heading to Fire Island and the Hamptons for summer shares or weekend homes and Kate Spade has made it easy to customize the look of your weekend tote. From a favorite color and pattern to a monogrammed touch, nothing says summer like a bright and light travel bag. The best part is that this essential can be designed to your liking for less than a weekend away.

Lavender by the Bay Lavender by the Bay, located in East Marion has fields filled with over 60,000 plants of English and French lavender, each with their own unique traits. This true oasis is the perfect source for stocking up on our favorite herb, known for its soothing quality and infectious scent. Lucky for Long Island ladies, we can find these all natural products practically in our own backyard. Whether you’re interested in purchasing dried plants for cooking or homemade bath products, this is one farm we simply must harvest.

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What looks like a fast food joint in Merrick is actually quite the opposite, from service and standards to methods and ingredients. Guy Fieri, from the Food Network raves, “I can’t believe they make everything from scratch!” While kids might think they’re getting a fast food experience, at The Pit Stop, everything is fresh, never frozen. Menu items include fresh salads, seafood, gourmet wraps, homemade soups and salad dressings, hand-cut fries, and delicious healthy sides. They also offer weekly lunch and dinner specials including $2 off any salad on Friday, perfect for a ladies lunch out or a quick meal with the whole family.

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Curved Heels There is no denying the power and grace of a timeless stiletto, but this season designers are throwing a major curveball, um, curved heel. In fact, the curved heel is stomping right into our sights with some major attitude. Making its first appearance on the runway for Resort and Spring collections, this totally new trend is quickly becoming the shoe style to snag. Whether you enjoy the conventional look of a standard heel or prefer the edge of a chunky wedge, it’s time to add a little arch and curve to your back.

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The Cameo Comeback Check out Grandma’s jewelry box for one of the newest trends in jewelry, the classic cameo. Originating in the Victorian era, the cameo was worn by Queens and Princesses. Now Hollywood celebrities, fashion bloggers and a multitude of inspiringly stylish ladies are taking this trend and making it their own. Whether it’s a necklace, ring, earrings, or even the classic brooch, the cameo’s resurgence in popularity means business..... especially when worn with a sheer blouse, pencil skirt and sky-high heels.

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9 Out of Print Clothing Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Highlighting iconic and often out of print book covers, there are many products to choose from and each product is treated to feel soft and worn, like a well-read book. Clothing, accessories, gifts, stationery and of course their best-selling line of T-Shirts also has an altruistic twist. For each product sold, a book is donated to a community in need. Win/Win.


Anchors Away phone case Set sail with a new accessory that is so hot everyone is getting on board. This season anchors are finding their way into stores and boutiques on everything from jewelry to phone covers. Whether you’re working this nautical look on a spring cardigan or sporting it more subtly with earrings or a necklace, this warm weather reminder is the perfect accessory for boating or walking the boardwalk.

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Jewels of the sea (Left) Provided by the Jewelry Gallery of Oyster Bay, 1. Knot Ring, .15ct Diamond, $995 2. South Sea Tahitian Pearl Necklace, $2,750 3. Knot Earrings w/Pearl & Diamonds, $950 4. Blue Stone Ombre Ring,$650 5. Turtle Brooch w/Blue Enamel, $595 6. Blue Stone & Diamond Necklace,$225 7. Tiffany and Co. Knot Earrings, $550 8. Anchor Necklace, $450 9. Nautical Bracelet, $995 10. Rope Style Oval Link Necklace, $925 11. Aaron Bascha Crab Brooch, $550 12. 2006 Rolex Submariner, $19,500 13. Antique Pearl Drop Necklace, $2,950 14. Aquamarine Ring, $950 15. Seahorse Necklace, $115 16. Infinity Knot Ring, $695 17. Sailors Wheel w/Anchor, $350

From Italy With Love, Westbury, 1. 30” Strand black Peacock Freshwater Pearl Necklace, $3,000 2. Sterling Silver Cable Bangle bracelet w/blue accents, $150 3. Sterling Silver Cable Bangle bracelet w/Orange Accents, $138 4. Diamond and sliced yellow Sapphire Bracelet. $1,900 5. Australian Opal Dangle Earrings. $3,250 6. 18” Strand Okoya Cultured Pearl Necklace, $450 7. Rose Gold, Diamond, Mother of Pearl tiered dangle earrings, $2,100 Paper Doll Vintage Boutique, Sayville, 8. 40’s Ship Wheel Pin, $14 9. 70’s Enamel Seagull Pin, $11 10. 70’s J.J Turtle Pin, $10 11. 70’s Resin & Metal Fish Pin, $12


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Feeling Under Beachy! the Sea Be Creative Sculpture Club Asymmetrical Swim Tankini Top

One-Shoulder tankini finished with breezy ruffles the entire way around- modern, feminine and gorgeous. ($53.99, Soma Intimates, Multiple Locations, Raisins Fringe Tassel Bikini Top and Solid Side Tie Bikini Bottom Take a dip in fringe with Raisins’ edgy bikini top featuring cute tassel details at the front. Pair with matching side-tie bottoms for the ultimate swim ensemble. ($36 each, Macys, Multiple Locations, Snack Bar Beauty Go back to the days of synchronized swimming! This bathing suit is inspired by Esther Williams, an Olympian swimmer, actress and designer. Bright red and white stripes look delectable whether you are wading in the waves or making a splash on the shore. ($89.99, ModCloth, Becca by Rebecca Virtue Just a Peak Halter Tankini Leaving a little to the imagination goes a long way. Halter neck tankini top with crochet overlay, side stays, and removable bandeau cups. Ties at the neck. ($68, Blums, Patchogue,

Anchors and Stars Sunglass Case Keep your sunglasses safe and scratch-free. This soft pouch features a red glittering anchor and golden stars on a striped background. ($10, Francescas, Multiple Locations, Fujifilm FinePix XP60 16.4 Megapixel Digital Camera with Float Strap Splash around and capture the moment digitally with a camera designed to shoot crisp photos and 1080i videos. ($149, Best Buy, Multiple Locations, PINK Tote Bag Light, bright & perfect for the beach, this clear tote makes carrying all your essentials a breeze. ($34.50, Victoria’s Secret, Multiple Locations, Picnic Time Beachcomber St. Tropez Collection Leave the bulky beachchair behind and grab this portable beach mat. With an integrated back rest and simple fold-up design, you can sling this right over your shoulder and head to the ocean hassle-free! ($46.99, EpicSports, 20 MILIEU Exclusively for Long Island Women

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Seaside Mermaid Prom Style Badgley Mischka Collection Emerald Gown

In an under-the-sea hue, this Badgley Mischka gown drips with sequins. The shapely lines create a silhouette enhanced by the rippling, outspread skirt. Sequined with sheer frame at bodice. ($795, Badgley Mischka, Jovani Prom 90132 Ariel would be jealous of the lucky mermaid that wears this dress. Adorned with exquisite beadwork that shimmers and shines, this figureflattering gown has a sweep train accenting the back. ($825, Flair Designer Boutique, Stony Brook, Nina Canacci 4015 Hand beaded strapless sweetheart bodice is ruched for a flattering fit and with shimmering rhinestone and sequined details. The mermaid skirt is made from waves of iridescent fabric for a style that is truly one of a kind. ($350, Estelle’s Dressy Dresses, Farmingdale, Jovani Evenings 71355 The sea matches the sunset in this pretty-in-pink strapless mermaid gown with sweetheart neckline. Embellished bust with satin waistband and full mermaid tiered skirt. ($550, Pzaz, Centereach,

I’m His Anchor Wear with pride, for those who love and support our service members in the Navy. ($35, Betsey Johnson Sailor Shorts Who wears shorts shorts? Get a nautical vibe, just right for the boardwalk on a breezy day. ($52, Lotus Vintage, Huntington, Light Anchor Top Long anchor sweater vest is the perfect addition to your crop top and jeans. ($23.99, Mystique Boutique, Multiple Locations, Ellie 5” High Heel Pump with Anchor Peep toe pump with anchor and bow stiletto adds femininity and charm to your favorite sailor ensemble. ($52, M ay / J u n e 2 0 1 4

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Photos by John S. Vater Photographed at the Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay Hair & Makeup by Adriana Vater, Spa Adriana, Huntington, Models: Christine Amodeo, Spokesperson for Stony Brook University School of Business and NY Islanders Ice Girl and Danielle M. of Hampton Models Clothing & Jewelry from Fox’s, Huntington and Mineola, Lotus Vintage, Huntington, OohLaLa Boutiques, Multiple Locations, Paper Doll Vintage Boutique, Sayville,


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What’s Your

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Coconut water A Mixed Drink Fresh fruit Smoothie Classic Summer Ale


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A Hawaii B Greece

Your favorite beach day activity is A) Surfing

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D) Reading

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Beachwear of Choice:

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D Classic

Shape of your Sunwear A. Wayfarer B. Oversize C. Aviator D. Cat Eye Nothing warms up your day like:

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If You Answered Mostly “A”s: You’re a SURFER GIRL

For you, when the weather heats up, it’s all about adventure. Whether taking on a wave or grabbing friends for a midnight swim, you’re always the first one to jump in and have some fun. Just like you, your style makes a big splash and epitomizes your light -hearted, free- spirited nature. Nothing sums you up like a fun bikini! Nevaeh Luana Bikini Bottom and Jolie Bikini Top ($73,Lanikai Bikini, Huntington, LanikaiBikini)

If You Answered Mostly “B”s: You’re a CRUISER

For a cruiser, warmer weather means finally finding some time to relax and explore new interests. From sipping tropical drinks to visiting exotic places, your style personifies everything beautiful about an island summer. Flowy and colorful, no trip is complete without the trendy maxi. Tropical Oasis Maxi Dress ($39.99, Mystique Boutique, Multiple Locations,

If You Answered Mostly “C”s: You’re a CHICK ON THE GO

You embrace everything the warm weather and great outdoors have to offer. Jogging down the beach, you are dedicated to staying active and finding fun seasonal ways to keep healthy. Just like you, your style is the combination of trend and function. Simple knit tops are a staple in your wardrobe for the girl on the go! Slit Personality Ivory Blouse ($32,Ooh La La Boutiques, Multiple Locations,

If You Answered Mostly “D”s: You’re CLASSICLY NAUTICAL Classically nautical, your warm weather style is everything we love about the seasonal changes on Long Island. Polished pieces and clean lines are the essence of your wardrobe, with understated tones keeping your look fresh and seasonal. Whether you’re poolside with a book or shopping in town, your summer look is trendsetting. Sperry Top-Sider Front Lines Anchor Cover Up ($72,Lord & Taylor, M ay / J u n e 2 0 1 4

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Women On the * Water By Beverly Fortune


WORLD-FAMOUS SAILOR Almost 250 years ago, Jeanne Baret became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. For two years she traveled on a French naval vessel, binding her breasts with linen to hide her femininity from the crew of 300 men who knew her as “Jean.” Today, women have mastered the art of sailing and have broken through countless barriers to become some of the world’s top-rated sailors. Dawn Riley of Oyster Bay is one of those women and is internationally known as the first American, man or woman, to sail in three America’s Cups and two Whitbread Round-the-World Races. Though the image of sailing doesn’t bring the connotation of peril to mind, it is one of most dangerous sports in the world. “Sailing is something you never stop learning. It’s always strategic. It’s about balance,” says Riley. “You have to be aware of the whole picture, it’s so important.” Riley’s first experience with a Whitbread Round the World Race was in 1989. Dawn was part of a team of 12 who worked in four hour shifts in a race that covered 32,000 miles circumnavigating the globe in six legs. Riley and her crewmates sailed under extreme weather conditions and had to maneuver through ice floes and rough seas to round Cape Horn. And then in 1993, she did it again. Though conditions were hazardous, Riley recalled one of her favorite moments while racing around the world.

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“We were in the Southern Ocean. It was 28 degrees and we were sweating from the sail change.” Even though they were in rough water with 40- to 50-foot waves, Riley says they stayed on deck because of the extraordinary view: “I looked up at the stars, it was peaceful and amazing.” With a spirit for adventure, a love of the world’s oceans, and a penchant for going days and weeks without seeing land, sailing was natural for Riley. A native of Michigan, her great grandfather, grandmother and father were all avid sailors. “I was the primary crew member,” she says. “I started sailing when I was 7. By the time I was 12, I was on my own.” In 2000, Riley created America True, a coed team that went on to Continued on page 34

“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind” – Webb Chiles

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outrace many of the top teams in the world. She was the youngest CEO and only female of an America’s Cup Team, a record that Riley still holds today. Her sailing acumen and business sense became so well-known that she was asked to come to Long Island by the Lawrence family of Oyster Bay. They hired Riley as a consultant to create a plan to put their unparalleled assets to use. Not only did the Lawrence family possess a significant amount of waterfront property, they owned a fleet of more than 75 racing boats, including the largest collection of Swedish Match 40s in the world. Riley’s plan was to build future American leaders through a sailing program and she proposed creating a high-level training center to prepare 15- to 30-year-olds for competitive sailing. Her idea came to fruition and four years ago she was named the executive director of the Oakcliff Sailing Center, a non-profit that offers unique sailing programs from intense training to corporate team-building and a tuition-based program for Long Island residents under the age of 30. Riley’s students are the cream of the crop who have progressed beyond traditional coaching methods and at Oakcliff learn the business side of competitive racing, like sponsorships, contract negotiations and budgeting, along with boat construction, technology and teamwork. Oakcliff, says Riley, is completely unique to the world, with a diverse student body consisting of more than 30 percent females in training, a high percentage compared to the meager 5 percent in other schools. Oakcliff offers the most diverse sailing and training programs from around the world, right here in Oyster Bay. “In Denmark they have a Match Racing Club, in England a Shorthanded Off Shore Program, in New Zealand an Apprenticeship program. Nowhere do they bring together what Oakcliff offers. “Our students are trained on the water, in the boat shop, everything that can break you learn how to fix. Engine, sail, paint, repairs,” she says. “There is no place that encompasses the business management and project management of Oakcliff Sailing Center,” Riley states proudly. “A professional sailor needs to know how all that works. You have to be your own agent and manager.” At Oakcliff, these elite athletes learn life skills that prepare them for survival at sea as well as in the business world on land. “We make them right for the races.”

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Ellen Kramer

Commodore, Point Lookout Yacht Club Ellen Kramer, a South Shore native, began sailing in the early 80s at the age of 26 at the Northport Yacht Club. She was hooked on the sport immediately and sailed as much as possible until she was put on bed rest during a difficult pregnancy. “I ended up not sailing for five years,” she says. While walking on the Long Beach Boardwalk one day, Kramer saw an ocean sailing race that she later learned was the Spirit Rider Regatta, a fundraiser held in memory of Patrick O’Keefe, a fallen 9-11 hero from FDNY’s Rescue Company 1. “When I saw this incredible race, I didn’t realize you could race in the ocean and I couldn’t fathom it at first,” she says. Used to sailing on the North Shore, Kramer was determined to learn how to sail on the ocean. Once mastered, she fell in love with South Shore sailing, too. “It’s so natural and it’s in my own backyard,” she says. A few years later, Kramer entered the Spirit Rider Regatta as a captain. But, on the way to the starting line, a mechanical

failure caused a head injury and Kramer was airlifted to the hospital and had to wait to the following year to compete. She became known in the racing community, and when members of the Point Lookout Yacht Club were looking for a woman crew member, Ellen was asked to join the team. She began organizing regattas and events for the 75-member club, a skill that she uses everyday as Banquet Sales Manager at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. When the sitting commodore Maryann McCruden, stepped down, Kramer was given the opportunity to run for the position. She won the election and was inducted as Commodore in January 2013. “Having a woman [commodore] is exclusive, it’s not common,” Kramer says. On top of her unusual position, Kramer does not own her own sailboat. An avid sportswoman, she sails every weekend if possible. “If there’s a boat in the water and good conditions, I’m there,” she says. Following in her footsteps is her 13-year-old daughter, Marlena. “She’s been sailing the past year and she’s incredible,” Kramer says proudly. What makes Kramer beam is the Around Long Island Regatta (ALIR), a three-day 190-mile course that combines ocean and coastal-water racing. Kramer had competed twice but never finished, due to weather or other conditions outside of her control. Until last year. “It was a dream I had for 20 years and we crossed the finish line at 2:30 a.m. Waves were breaking over the bough every minute, but we finished,” she says. “The ALIR encapsulates empowerment.”

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38th Annual Around Long Island Regatta Designed for all levels of sailors, the race begins July 31st in Rockaway Point. Heading east in the Atlantic along Jones Beach, Fire Island and the Hamptons, skippers juggle between hugging the coast and heading out to sea in search of favorable winds. Rounding Montauk Point, through Block Island Sound toward Orient Point, racers must contend with shifting winds, strong currents, swirling eddies and New London ferry traffic as they pass through the Plum Gut. Once in the Long Island Sound they tack to the west. Some hug the North Shore while others head toward Connecticut’s onshore breeze. The final, southerly leg into Hempstead Harbor brings racers to the finish line. The weekend concludes with the ALIR Beach Barbeque and Awards Ceremony at Sea Cliff Yacht Club August 3rd.

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By Jaime Franchi

John Ryan

Chief, East Hampton Lifeguards

Long Island Lifesaver Chief Johnny Ryan’s blood practically runs with salt water. The son of a lifeguard and the father of competition swimmers, Ryan’s life has revolved around the waters of East Hampton his entire life. And if he has anything to do about it, he’s working to make sure that his legacy continues. “I started as a 7-year-old, going to the beach,” he tells Milieu. “I grew up with seven sisters and one brother. Every week we’d spend the whole day on the beach, playing backgammon and enjoying the ocean.” The ocean salt etched deeply into his psyche, Ryan modeled himself after his father, who was a lifeguard for the town of East Hampton before becoming a lieutenant at the Atlantic Avenue beach. He became both still water and ocean certified when he turned 16 years old and immediately started working as a lifeguard for East Hampton. Over 30 years later, he’s still an East Hampton town lifeguard, having become the chief in 1991. Yet, it was during his tenure as a volunteer fireman in the East Hampton fire department that he had the idea to establish the Ocean Rescue Squad. In October 2003, in what was an Indian summer that stretched out deep into the fall, Ryan was driving to a golf game when

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a call came through on his fire department radio about a near drowning at Main Beach. “I heard the second call come over as a chief’s investigation so I knew there was something more to it, like maybe all of the victims were not out of the water,” Ryan tells Milieu. “So I got down there and sure enough, there was a marine patrol officer in the water, a police officer in the water, two other swimmers– middle school age children, 12 or 13–in the water struggling. The police offices stripped down, jumped into the water. But it was a struggle.” By Wednesday of the following week, Ryan had set up the Ocean Rescue Squad, a team of volunteer lifeguards specially trained to be on call after-hours and in the off-season to make such rescues. “If you don’t know what you’re doing and you’re fighting it, you’re going to be struggling,” Ryan says. Rescues should not be left to police, but to lifeguards. The rescue squad has grown to a sizeable 180 volunteers and is a robust program that rules the east end of the Island. But Chief Ryan isn’t done. A teacher in East Hampton, his heart is equally filled with a love of the water and a love for kids. This spring, he’s starting up a cadet program for junior lifeguards in East Hampton, doing his part to ensure that the lifeguard corps is replenished with expertly trained personnel. The cadet program is for 15-year-olds, who will be

ready to go when they are able to take the state ocean exam at age 16. For those even younger? Ryan runs a junior lifeguard program for kids ages 9 to 14. “Children at the age of 9 learn how to get in and out of the ocean, they do games and activities so they have no idea that they’re really being challenged by the ocean. They do it in such a fun way, they become very comfortable in the ocean. I use lifeguards as instructors. These junior lifeguards–as soon as they become certified lifeguards for the town - the first thing they ask is, ‘Can I be an instructor?’ They love it. They grew up in it.” Under Chief John Ryan’s watch, the mothers of East Hampton rest easier, knowing that the surf is under the surveillance of his experienced eyes; the swimmers are protected by those he has supervised and trained; and young children filling buckets with sand and water, or perhaps playing friendly games of backgammon, are quietly absorbing the ocean salt into their very souls and will grow up to be the next generation of ambassadors of the beach. For more information, go to If you know a Guy Who “Gets It” and would like to nominate him for a future profile, email

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Susan Lucci and Liza Huber at the Harbor Club at Prime, Huntington Photos by John S. Vater,

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A few months ago, I sent out a tweet to one of my favorite celebrities, internationally acclaimed actress Susan Lucci, and her daughter, entrepreneur and children’s advocate, Liza Huber. SaraAnne122883: @SusanLucci @SageSpoonfuls @ MilieuLI would like Garden City’s Finest Mother/ Daughter to appear on the Cover of Milieu Magazine To my delight, Liza responded immediately, and we arranged to meet for lunch at the Garden City Hotel. Both the renowned hotel and its namesake possess special history for the pair: Susan grew up in the village and then raised her own family here. She met her husband, Helmut Huber, while working as a waitress at the hotel; he was the executive chef. They had “a millionaire’s family”— daughter Liza and son Andreas—and have lived in the same

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house since 1978. Liza currently lives only a few minutes from her parents. “We have three generations in Garden City now and the sense of community is unbelievable,” Susan smiled over a vibrantly colored salad topped with salmon. Susan is very visible in Garden City and the surrounding area, and though she has traveled the world, insists that her favorite restaurant is Giulio Cesare in Westbury. She loves their “real meatballs, asparagus and roasted peppers.” She also enjoys Stresa in Manhasset and is impressed with the owner Giorgio Meniggi, since he does all of his own baking. Both Liza and Susan frequent Garden City’s La Nonna Bella. “We became aware of this restaurant during Hurricane Sandy,” Susan tells Milieu. “It was the only one that had Continued on page 42

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Right: Susan with co-star Drew Van Acker on the set of Lifetime’s Devious Maids. Photo by Joseph Viles Inset: Susan in a tender moment with her grandson.

Susan Lucci’s Top Tips For Balancing Work and Family Set priorities Setting your own personal priorities is key to a happy work and family life. For me, putting my family first is always most important. Set up a good support system From the beginning I had a fantastic pediatrician, a very wise person, who gave me this advice: “Don’t ever give up your dreams just because you were born female.” My children’s teachers were wonderful and I was, and am, lucky enough to have a spouse to share the journey. Never be afraid to ask for help. Make time for yourself This is very important, even if it is quick. Find that thing that gives you a boost and makes you feel refreshed. Listen to music, take a bath, work out. The three important D’s: Desire, Determination and Discipline! Be creative, there is always a solution to finding special moments, even if your schedule is tight. Your work schedule might not always permit attending your children’s opening night of the school play. Be creative and find alternative solutions, like going to the dress rehearsal. My work was outside of the home, so I found ways to make sure I was a part of my children’s daily routine. If I had to leave before my children woke up, I wrote out their menu or made their lunch so I knew what they were eating, or I would draw on their lunch bag so they had something special from me. If I had to miss dinner, I made sure I was there to put them to bed, and on days when I missed putting them to bed, I would watch them sleep, maybe play with their hair secretly hoping that they might wake up.

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power and helped feed the community. The chef is adorable and the food is fantastic. His wife Erica is the most gracious, wonderful hostess.” As an aficionado for all things soap (daytime and primetime), it was an honor for me to meet and interview the Emmy Award-winning star. Like her character Erica Kane, who captivated audiences for years on ABC’s All My Children, Lucci stepped into the starring role of Lifetime’s smash comedy-drama series Devious Maids with the same grace, and uses her signature wit, humor and charm to make her audience fall just as much in love with Genevieve, her new character. Devious Maids is so popular it was picked up for a second season, premiering on Lifetime April 20. “The main difference between Erica and Genevieve is [that] Genevieve is more vulnerable, more romantic, and feels like she’s not attracting husbands as fast as she wants to, and self-medicates from time to time. I love working with the cast, they are even teaching me various Latin dances. Devious Maids is spicy and has a Latin flair. As my co-star Ana Ortiz says, It’s Desperate Housewives 2.0.” Susan is also the host and narrator of Investigation Discovery’s highly rated series Deadly Affairs, which is returning for season three this summer. I was just as enthusiastic to interview Liza Huber, an entrepreneur and children’s health advocate. Like her mother, Liza is an actress, and starred on NBC’s Passions. Today, as the mother of four children under the age of 7, Liza’s “passions” are more entrepreneurial. Because of her upbringing in a nutritionally healthy environment, she wanted to share her knowledge with other young parents about how easy it is to prepare organic food for their children. In September 2011 she founded Sage Bears LLC, a healthy baby food system with a branded collection of products that is sold nationally under the name Sage Spoonfuls. With her background in acting, public speaking is second nature to Liza. Since the debut of Sage Spoonfuls she has become a sought-after children’s nutritional expert and has appeared on national television to discuss the benefits of healthy eating. “When my oldest son was born I knew I wanted to Continued on page 44

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Liza at home with her four children. Inset: Sage Spoonfuls Homemade Lifestyle Package ($159.99, Target,

Liza’s Creative Ways to Keep Kids Eating Healthy Most kids will eat anything in chip form. I’m a big fan of homemade kale chips. They’re easy to make and kids gobble them up by the handful! Lots of kids like yogurt and it’s a great way to get your child to eat more veggies—just puree and mix them into the yogurt. Try mixing beets, sweet potato or butternut squash into organic whole milk vanilla yogurt. Tastes delicious!   Smoothies are a healthy lunch or after-school snack and are a favorite in our house. I’m a huge fan of organic raw baby spinach. Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, it’s a true superfood. I try giving it to my kids a few times a week. Try making a Green Goblin Smoothie: Blend a banana, handful of strawberries, three cups of fresh baby spinach, a few ice cubes and a half cup of water.

make my own food like my mom did for me,” she tells Milieu. “I went to baby stores and there was nothing and I thought to myself that it seems so silly. I decided to write a book, Sage Spoonfuls: Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies, which turned into a robust national brand [Sage Bears LLC]. People don’t realize how bad baby food can be, especially since some have a two-year shelf life.” “When babies and toddlers eat from a pouch they aren’t learning fundamental skills, such as how to eat from a fork properly,” she continues. “I’m a big proponent on getting back to basics. All of my products are BPA-free and made of non-toxic materials.” Liza has been appointed an Ambassador Mom for the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Having been the mother of a preemie herself, this cause is very close to her heart. Liza has also been named a Parent Ambassador for Healthy Child, Healthy World, and helps to inspire people to take action and create cleaner, greener, safer environments where children and families can flourish.  The maternal bond between Susan and Liza is strong and heartwarming—and it’s a connection that continues to transcend the inner complexities of both their respective responsibilities and professions. “Math was never either one of our strong suits,” Susan admits, before quickly realizing the statement is simply self-perception. “We had some funny experiences with math through the years, But when [my grandson] Mason was an infant, we were sitting in the nursery and Liza was feeding him, talking business about SKU numbers and financials,” she contimues. “I sat there watching and listening to her, and in that moment just said to myself ‘Wow, it’s all relative.’”

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esides being known the world over as a peddler of high-end knockoffs, Steve Madden’s name is inextricably linked to one of the most notorious Wall Street scams in recent memory, stock fraud of monstrous proportions that defrauded scores of investors and families, Lake Success-based brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont’s “pump and dump” scheme—which netted the firm more than $200 million, was masterminded by Jordan Belfort and glamorized by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio in last year’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Madden, a key participant in the scheme, according to federal authorities, pleaded guilty to stock fraud and money laundering, was convicted, and served 30 months of a 41-month prison sentence. Besides jail time, Madden had to fork over several million dollars in restitution. Yet when I was approached to interview him, I wasn’t looking to corner the guy into some huge Come-To-Jesus tell-all to open the eyes of the hordes of screaming teens and pre-teens who, along with their parents, were flooding the ground floor of the mall as if Justin Bieber were performing; I was simply coming to ask him flowery questions about his shoes. My ill-fated interview with the shoe titan ex-con began as traditionally as possible. Sure, I knew of his past misdeeds. When I voiced his name aloud in the newsroom, catching the attention of several Long Island Press staffers, who reminded me—hell, the Press (our affiliate publication) just published a scathing feature story about the unseen victims who had gotten no screen time in the Oscar-nominated Scorsese film called “Skinning The Wolf of Wall Street” (which I can only assume at least influenced Madden’s handlers’ blatant unprofessionalism). During my research, I also discovered that Madden, who grew up in LI’s Five Towns, found a new lease on life upon his release from prison,

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Surprise! Steve Madden wasn’t stuck in traffic after all.

that he had a renewed commitment to the public and the community, that he’d even gotten married (to a former employee, when he realized he looked forward to her visits in greater capacity than he’d anticipated). I considered wearing a pair of Steve Madden shoes to the interview, which was confirmed through multiple emails with his public relations liaison Casey Bakker at PMK*BNC. Maybe an inperson interview with the designer warranted a shopping trip! The time spent justifying more shoes to my husband ran way over the time I’d allotted. There was just enough time to make it there for my 1:30 p.m. meet-up. I wore my motorcycle boot UGGs and hoped Madden wouldn’t notice. Lucky for me, the Southern State-to-theMeadowbrook route I drove to work during the week was fairly empty on this Saturday. My phone rang. En route, I took the call. It was from Gabriella Weiser, Madden’s marketing director. She wanted to “go over some of the questions” I was planning to ask Madden. See “what tack” we were taking for the piece. I told her I wanted to know what types of shoes were on trend for spring. And about his new lease on life. His renewed commitment toward his public. And about his new marriage. “Yeah,” Gabriella said. “No.”

“Um. What?” I asked. “Steve won’t be taking any questions about his life,” she told me. “I just want to be clear so that I won’t have to interrupt you during the interview.” “So I can only ask him about shoes?” “Yes.” “What about his new wife?” “No,” she stated, firmly. (The “absofuckinglutelynot” was implied.) I agreed with her request and continued to the mall—wracking my brain for 30 minutes worth of questions about shoes. I’d only come up with “Why can’t I just wear my motorcycle boot UGGs all the time?” when my phone rang again just as I was pulling into the mall parking lot. (A full 20 minutes earlier than anticipated, since traffic patterns are so different on weekends.) It was Gabriella again. “I’m so sorry to cancel, Jaime,” she said. “Steve has gotten held up in traffic. He’s not going to be able to get here until about 2 o’clock and the Macy’s event starts right at 2.” The same traffic that I was just not in? Since I was already there, I walked into the mall and headed toward Macy’s—as my cell phone rang yet again. “Hi!!!” Gabriella’s voice wafted from my phone. There was an excitement there, like we

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were old friends. I thought briefly that maybe Steve had made it there after all, and she was calling me with the thrilling news. “Hi!” I enthused, right back. Silence. Then her voice came through again, in a strikingly different, sobering tone. “Hi Jaime,” the new voice said. “I called the wrong number. Yeah, again, I’m so sorry that Steve couldn’t make it. I hate to be so unprofessional and cancel the interview so close, but.” “Mmm-hmm,” I said, careful not to say, “It’s okay.” Because it wasn’t. It was unprofessional. “He’s still in traffic,” she said again. The other reason it wasn’t okay was because there was no traffic. I headed toward the Macy’s shoe department where there were lines of women behind red velvet ropes awaiting the arrival of the shoe mogul. A DJ was spinning loud tunes while a perfectly coiffed emcee in a black miniskirt and towering gladiator (no doubt Steve Madden) shoes kept the party going. We all “put our hands together” at the prospect of winning a pair of shoes! The anticipation was palpable. Four security guards blocked the front of the line to a roped-off table where Madden was to appear held center stage. I approached them and asked where they wanted press people to stand, so as not to be in the way. He pointed out a tall man who looked to be in his mid-30s. “He’s the Macy’s manager,” he said. “He’ll know where to go.” Indeed he did. “Oh, you’re here for Steve Madden?” he asked. “Right this way.” “He’s here?” I asked, feeling my cell phone, still warm from my last call from Gabriella just moments before. “Oh yeah,” he told me. “He’s here.” The manager led me up the escalator to the third floor where a beige door was placed discreetly behind the children’s department. I was instructed to wait on a folding chair while the manager alerted Steve Madden, who was behind yet another beige door. “I’ll tell him you’re here,” he said, just as a sophisticated woman in a black suit with (undoubtedly) Steve Madden heels walked in, balancing a tray of Starbucks coffee.

She looked from him to me and back again, prompting the manager to make our introduction. I’ve never seen anyone stop more dead in her tracks or turn as white as a ghost before. But in that moment, those very clichés came to life. She looked, quite simply, like someone who’d just been caught in a lie. The Starbucks shook, but did not spill. Gabriella tried to regain her composure. She stomped toward me in 2014 spring gladiator heels. “I cancelled this interview,” she accused. “You must be Gabriella,” I replied, overcompensating for her lack of sweetness with my own. “We spoke on the phone.” “It turns out Steve is here,” I informed her. “So…” I meant so, unless you’re going to tell me

scrutinizing eyes, surveyed the crowd. They parked me next to where the red velvet rope marked the boundary of where Steve Madden would sit to meet with his fans and to sign Tshirts. I took this time to chat up the security guys and to question why a shoe designer would need such a tremendous security detail for a mall appearance. Might he have been concerned that the people of Long Island would see in him not the figurehead of fancy footwear, but a swindler, a crook, and an ex-convict? Was the plentiful security there to protect him against an unforgiving Island, with their long-term memory intact? From the looks of the excited crowd, he had nothing to worry about. But his handlers’ lies about traffic, their attempt to control our interview by forbidding questions about his life that might have served to humanize him or at least have given him a platform to apologize and explain how far he’s come since his arrest and his staff’s vast unprofessionalism solidified the fact that there was one in the crowd who was decidedly now very much not a fan. At about 2:20 p.m., Madden arrived in his trademark baseball cap, button-down shirt, jeans and what I can only assume were Steve Madden shoes accompanied by Gabriella. The whoops and cheers created a cacophony of excitement as he waved to the crowd and took his seat at the table. It was then that Gabriella spied me taking pictures. She leaned into a security guard and whispered something to him. He then blocked my view and began to move me away from my assigned place. “You can’t be here,” he said. “Step back.” “I’m with the press,” I told him. “Oh I know exactly who you are,” he said. “Get back!” And so I did. Back from Gabriella and Steve Madden, back from Macy’s and the Roosevelt Field mall. I’d gotten everything I needed. As Julia Roberts said to the store clerk in Pretty Woman: “Big mistake, Steve Madden.” Huge. And to think: All I was ever going to ask him about—and all I was ever going to write about— were exactly that, his shoes! His handlers’ attempts at damage control were nothing but damaging.

“I’ve never seen anyone stop more dead in her tracks or turn as white as a ghost before.” that the security guard is wrong and that the person in the other room doing interviews is actually a Steve Madden doppelganger filling in for him since he really is stuck in really, terrible, though invisible, traffic, which must be snarling hundreds of other imaginary commuters frantically scrambling to get to the mall to try some of his so-not-in-style, so-yesterday, so…’90s (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but in this case I’m using it as if it is), we have some unfinished business to take care of here. Or at the very least, I Am Owed The Professional Courtesy Of An Explanation! “You need to go back downstairs right now,” she said. “There is still no interview? Even though Steve made it through the traffic?” It was 1:30 exactly—a good half-hour before show time and our scheduled interview. “No.” Back downstairs I went, to where approximately 300 rabid Madden fans were lined up behind velvet ropes while a DJ blasted Ke$ha’s “Timber!” Security personnel, maybe eight of them, dressed in dark suits with earpieces and M ay / J u n e 2 0 1 4

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Décor a la Maison Summer Share

Wave Coffee Table

Handcrafted from wood and finished with an antiqued look, this wave coffee table will be one of the most trendy and diverse pieces in your home, whether added as a cornerstone to a living room, or standing at the base of your bed. ($190,

Coral Lamp

Adorned with a white washed coral sculpture, this lamp represents everything ‘beachy,’ and adds an elegant touch of style to your home. Along with the coral sculpture, the white lamp shade and glass base, it’s certain to bring the outdoors inside your summer home. ($298,

Wooden Anchor

Equal parts rustic and vintage, this washed out nautical anchor makes a great accent in your summer share, whether used as a chic doorstop or as a mantel piece for the fireplace. Crafted out of wood and rope, it adds a unique finishing touch to a seascape room. Anchors Away ($21,Red Sky Trader,

Seaside Apothecary

Bright and bold, this seaside apothecary has three drawers for storage, as well as handles decorated with coastal creatures, like sea stars and mermaids. ($695,

LC Lauren Conrad Lily Bedding Perfect for a tranquil night listening to the sounds of the ocean from your window. ($21-190, Kohl’s, Multiple Locations,

Daystar Seafoam Sofa

Bring the color of the ocean inside with this contemporary and comfy sofa, upholstered with a cool pop of color for any living room. ($499.99, Ashley Furniture, Multiple Locations,

Sailboat Wine Glasses Red wine balloon glasses come in a set of four and are each etched with a sailboat. Made in the USA, in a historic glassmaking region by skilled glass craftsmen. ($66, Sea Farer Gift Shop, Sayville)

Bicycle Clock

Staying on Fire Island? Then cycling is a given. This iron vintage clock painted with a red finish will be the focal point of your living space, as well as a conversation starter among your house guests. ($30, Raymour and Flanigan Multiple Locations,

Jellyfish Pillow

A perfect match for the seafoam sofa, this handmade pillow is a beautiful addition to your living space. ($72, Ocean Offerings,

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Décor a la Maison B a c k ya r d Lighting

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Zen Water Fountain

Create intricate designs and patterns on your outdoor dinette with this lantern that emits a relaxing ambiance. ($20,Costello’s Ace Hardware, Multiple Locations,

This fashionable and attractive piece will bring warmth and serenity to any garden. ($274.99, Bonanza,

Lavender Tulip Garden Stakes

Support a charity while creating a magical flower garden in your own backyard. Luminous and charming, glowing tulip stakes double as functional backyard decor. ($29.95, The Animal Rescue Site, TheAnimalrRescue.

Grande Cobre Fire Bowl Roast some marshmallows

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Color Changing Path Lights

Easy to assemble, your backyard path will be embellished with lovely colors like green, blue, purple and orange. ($24.99, Light in the Box,

Backyard Lighting Night Riderz Lighted Zipline

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Light up the night sky and your backyard with this unique zipline kit complete with flashing LED lights that illuminate the flying saucer seat. The 100’ long cable allows for a long ride and sets up between two trees in less than an hour. ($199.99,

Solar Rock Landscaping Lights

Relax and light up your pool oasis this summer with illuminating pool stools. The stools can fade and flash colors like red, green and blue. ($199.99, Toy Splash,

Practical and chic, this Solar Rock Light set comes with one large and two small lights that illuminate up to 8 hours on a full charge with no wiring needed. ($14.99, Bed Bath & Beyond, Multiple Locations,

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Disney Inflatable Outdoor Movie Screen Bring your favorite Disney classics to life on the big 120” screen in your backyard. Watch moviesm TV, video presentations and more from the pool or deck. Perfect for parties, sleepovers and plain old fashioned family entertainment. ($199, WalMart, Multiple Locations,

AquaGlow Underwater Light Show

Ideal for an outdoor bash, the floating ‘disco ball’ promotes a fun and inviting atmosphere for guests. ($17.99, Spa and Pool Store,

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living on long island has many advantages, especially if you’re a seafood lover. whether you enjoy catching your own, preparing fish yourself or dining out, here is a list of 2014 best of long island winners on the water. Best Seafood Restaurant 1. Rachel’s Waterside Grill

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2. Vincent’s Clam Bar

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3. H2O Seafood Grill

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Best Restaurant with a Water View 1. Rachel’s Waterside Grill

281 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. 516-546-0050.


117 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-385-1515.

3. Flynn’s Fire Island 1 Cayuga St., Ocean Bay Park. 631-583-5000.

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Best Fishing Boat 1. Laura Lee

Ocean Pkwy., Massapequa. 631-679-3900.

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1. The Fish Store

836 Montauk Hwy., Bayport. 631-472-3018.

77 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-665-7003.

2. Tobay Marina at Tobay Beach

Best Fish market

2. Captain Lou’s

2. Jordan’s Lobster Farm 1 Pettit Pl., Island Park. 516-889-3314.

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1/2 cup of chopped celery, inner stalks and leaves 1/2 cup of finely diced fennel 1 cup of Hellman’s Mayo Zest of 2 lemons and juice from one 4 tbs. chopped chives 4 tbs. chopped parsley 2 tbs. Old Bay Spice 1/2 cup finely shaved fennel (best done with a mandolin) 4 large New England style hot dog rolls (pulled apart with split top) preferably Blue Duck Bakery’s Brioche. 4 tbs. butter

Deviled Egg Sailboats Add a “sail” of green, red or yellow peppers to plain deviled eggs. The colorful addition gives this perennial favorite a new look and taste. (Pinterest,

Method: Combine first 8 ingredients in a large mixing bowl to prepare lobster salad. Toast both sides of the rolls in a pan with about a tablespoon of butter. Equally divide the shaved fennel onto the toasted lobster rolls. Stuff the rolls equally with lobster salad.

Seastar Trees

Place these seastar tree towers on your buffet table for a beachy, seafaring atmosphere. Handmade and available in blue, pink or green. ($45, Etsy,

Anchors Away Mia Apron This adorable apron will make cooking in the galley even more fun. Adorned with a ruby flower and anchor design, this apron looks good in or out of the kitchen. ($33.95, Jessie Steele,

Life Saver Silverware To create a quick and easy nautical-themed table, wrap silverware in a napkin, thread a Lifesaver through a ribbon and tie! The Lifesaver can be used as a breathmint whenwhen done easting. (Pinterest,

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Are you a “mudder?” “Filthy 5K’s” are empowering women to take pride in their strength and run, walk, jump, climb and crawl their way to the finish line. Most mud races are designed as obstacle courses and women are signing up to get down and dirty in record numbers for the unique experience. A trendy alternative to the gym, mud racing is a terrific team builder, giving “mudders” a sense of accomplishment and a workout they’ll never forget.


According to a study published in the Journal of Food Science, the Buffaloberry could be the next superfruit. With high levels of lycopene these berries grow on many Indian reservations and can thrive in tough growing conditions.

Now aquatic athletes can enjoy music while training with the Neptune, a waterproof MP3 player that attaches to swim goggle straps and has two side speakers that rest on your cheekbones. Bone Conduction audio transmission transfers sounds through your cheekbone directly into the inner ear, without using uncomfortable ear buds. ($159.99,

Put Me In, Coach

Most of us know what we should be doing to improve our health, but many people lack the motivation and accountability to stay on track. A Health Coach, like a personal trainer, motivates and challenges their clients to stick to their goals. Health Coaches are especially beneficial to people who suffer from a chronic condition and can serve as a liaison between the patient and the clinician, keeping them apprised of issues and obstacles that aren’t normally discussed in the examination room.

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National Get Outdoors Day

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 4. Formal swimming lessons and water safety classes can reduce the risk by an staggering

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National Get Outdoors Day encourages healthy, active outdoor fun to connect Americans and especially children with nature. A fun afternoon of outdoor adventure can be found at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audobon Center, 134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay. Go to

88% 4 out of 5 drowning victims are male or Boys.

Annually there are over 3,500 fatal unintentional, non-boating related drowning deaths in the US. Bobby Hazen, founder of the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force, compiled a list of important things to remember when you are near the water with your children. He cautions, a body of water can include buckets, a bathtub, portable or inflatable pools and decorative landscape ponds. Keep this checklist in mind:

Piggy Paint Pedi-Cures Nail polish, one of the most popular items in our beauty arsenal (with reportedly more than $710 million in sales in 2011), is not without risk. Most nail polish formulas contain formaldehyde (a human carcinogen), dibutyl phthalate (DBP, linked to birth defects) and toluene (can damage nervous and reproductive systems). There are several new non-toxic products on the market for adults including Zoya and Butter London. For kids, Piggy Paint, a water based non-toxic nail polish is worthy of consideration. Made without harmful chemicals, it is naturally non-flammable as well. ($8.99, Buy Buy Baby, Multiple Locations, or

Teach children to never go near any water without an adult. Adult supervision without distraction anytime near water, never leave a child unattended, NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE!  ll children must learn how to swim and float on their back, A caregivers or anyone watching the water should know how to swim as well.  hen at the beach swim near or in W lifeguard designated areas only, always keep your child right in front of you Know what a rip current is, never turn your back to the ocean.

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Long Island Volunteer Center There are so many things to see and do on Long Island, that sometimes

Have an emergency action plan Know CPR/First Aid If you own a pool or visiting someone who does, check for the proper safety equipment

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engaging in a philanthropic activity allows everyone in the family to connect in a more meaningful way. There are many opportunities to help others and a good resource is the Long Island Volunteer Center. Go to, and search Opportunities. Explore the site, you’ll find an activity that everyone can participate in.

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What’s in the Cards May/june

Gemini May 21 to June 20

BY PSYCHICDEB the 7 of Cups reversed – It is time that new goals and ventures are chosen and followed through. A good choice from all the possibilities that lie before you is made and you can now set your mind on following through.

Cancer June 21 to July 22

the 5 of Swords – This card represents the need to accept the reality of things. Don’t try to force your partner to make a decision right now. It will only backfire and leave you feeling diminished. There is no point in trying to assert yourself because the forces you are up against are stronger than you are.

Leo July 23 to August 22

the Sun - This card represents contentment and happiness. The darkness is dispelled and you can now see how to resolve any problems. Your positive attitude means that you are now able to enjoy life and be successful in whatever you do.

Virgo August 23 to September 22

the 4 of Cups reversed – You’re ready to come out of your shell and take on new adventures and opportunities. Open up your feelings and begin new liaisons. Time to make peace with loved ones; change comes from within.

Libra September 23 to October 22

the 7 of Pentacles – It is time to take stock in yourself. You may want to abandon one thing for another and the circumstances may look challenging. Don’t give up! Persistence will be worthwhile and bring you the rewards you deserve. You will see your plans materialize.

Scorpio October 23 to November 21

the King of Wands – You feel confident now and it is time to act on your intuition and move forward with confidence in what you are doing. You can now achieve a tremendous amount and will be enabled to deal with any setbacks along the way

Sagittarius November 22 to December 21

the Hierophant reversed – There is an unusual, original way of handling a matter. When dealing with practical matters, the Hierophant reversed suggests a new approach. Listen to the guidance being offered from your higher self.

Capricorn December 22 to January 19

the World – This card indicates the successful completion of one cycle or stage of life and the beginning of another. You may be experiencing a deepening spiritual connection and strong sense of oneness with everyone and everything.

Aquarius January 20 to February 18

the Ace of Cups – A fresh chapter is beginning in your emotional life that may mark the beginning of a relationship or a new stage in an existing one. Engagement, marriage, or the birth of a child is another indication of this card. Develop your psychic abilities and strengthen your intuition.

Pisces February 19 to March 20

the Ace of Swords reversed - You may feel threatened, pressured or victimized and beset with some insurmountable problems, some of which you may have caused yourself. Resolve to stay clear of gossip so in the future, these threats will cease.

Aries March 21 to April 19

the Knight of Cups – A proposal of some kind is in the works which may or may not be grounded in reality. This person has an intoxicating effect on you which will bring out creative qualities that are manifested in you.

Taurus April 20 to May 20

the 5 of Cups – During this period you may feel disappointed in a relationship which brings much sadness. The relationship has gone wrong and you have no choice but to let go. Not to worry; there are still new, hopeful possibilities for the future.

Psychicdeb uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. She is also an Astrologer and Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fair on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at:

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When I’m up in the air and my luggage is somewhere else, I like to feel secure. I use Safe Skies Neon luggage locks. These are the special luggage locks that airport security will not clip off. (From $4.99, Home Depot, Multiple Locations,

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I never go far without my pashmina. It doubles as a blanket when I catch a chill (always) or as a pretty wrap or scarf. It’s soft, feminine, and beats a scratchy airline issued blanket any day. ($9.95, Peach Couture,

We are about to jaunt off to fabulous Florida with our 11-month-old baby girl for her first vacation. This Herschel Duffle with Rad Cars liner will double as a diaper bag when we take the baby to the beach. Plastic zipper, removable strap, drainable grommets and excellent color choices. Mine is bone/defender green. ($54.99,

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Now that the warm weather is upon us it’s time for weekends in Fire Island and The Hamptons. I generally pack my favorite IT Cosmetics, sunblock (to practice safe sun) and of course my Chi Flat Iron so humidity doesn’t get in the way of my weekend holiday. To keep everything organized, I use my double Zip Cosmetic Case by Tory Burch. ($145, Tory Burch, Manhasset,

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