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8 Long Island products that we love! ALEGNA SOAP products are made in Bethpage by Angela Carillo. The Laney Line (shown) was created when Angela’s daughter, Laney, asked her to make some soap with “Pizazz.” These soaps are made from organic olive, coconut and palm oils, perfect to pamper your skin after a day at the beach. ($5, AlegnaSoap.com) Kiss Nail Dress By KissUSA Manufactured in Port Washington, Kiss away chips and breaks while sporting bright colors and creative patterns with these nail enhancements. Go long and bold for a night on the town, bright for the beach or work-ready with more subtle neutral styles. ($6.49, CVS and CVS.com) Chudo’s REVIVE Leave-In Spray A few quick sprays detangles, repairs, protects and adds shine to all hair types. Run fingers through luscious locks with the Huntington-based salon’s line of natural, cruelty free hair care products. ($22, Papillon Salon, Huntington, PapillonSalon.net)

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Scent Sense Lavender Spray Essential lavender oil combines with spring water to create a light, soothing mist free of parabens and artificial colors. A treat for après-sun! ($12.95, GreenerCountry.com) AnjiRod Organic Growth Oil This simple treatment uses organic oils to seal in moisture nourishing the scalp and hair. Great for use before and after color treatments and for a deep-heat treatment in the sun. ($19.99, Anjirod.com) Pure Emu Oil Body Lotion by Long-Island-Organics Created from cold-pressed organic oils and butters, you can pick your own scent like “Pink Sugar,” and “Yummy Vanilla,” to make this moisturizing, non-greasy lotion a delectable treat for all the senses. Made in Central Islip, the company’s wide-selection of beauty products can be customer-ordered. (Starting at $6.99, Long-Island-Organics.com)

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Graff*Etch Hair Pencils The set of eight differently colored pencils comes with a built-in sharpener and are designed for scalp graffiti and head décor. The temporary tattooing effect can also be used to fill in hairlines. ($29.95, PencilMeInCosmetics.com) Scrubz All Natural Sugar Body Scrub Made in Bethpage by Roberta Perry, this delicious line of body products is made with eight natural botanic oils and is perfect for dry skin in need of nourishment. With fresh and heavenly scents like Pink Grapefruit and Pomberry Zing, Scrubz not only cleans, exfoliates, smoothes, and softens your skin, it leaves it smelling pretty good, too. ($26, ScrubzBodyScrub.com, or in-store at 541 Stewart Ave., Bethpage)

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to the third issue of Milieu. Thanks to you, our readers, we are growing by leaps and bounds. If you’ve noticed that this issue is heavier than the last one, it is. Your enthusiastic response and your financial support through advertising has allowed us to increase our size by 50 percent, proof positive that women truly are the economic drivers in this economy. This issue is full of smart stories, fresh ideas and inspiration. Our style editor, Licia Avelar scoured the island and then the world for some beautiful items featured on our style and trends pages. Our cover story, Tracking the Long Island Serial Killer, is written by Long Island Press reporter Jaclyn Gallucci, who has been on this case since before it was publicly acknowledged as one of the biggest unsolved crimes in Long Island’s history.  Jaclyn tells us her story about the search for a killer through her own experiences.  It’s fascinating reading and exclusive to Milieu readers.   Endless Summer, our feature story, was compiled by Alex Karcev, with diverse and intriguing  personalities sharing their thoughts on this timely subject.  The cover art was photographed in Long Beach and created by our visionary art director, Jon Sasala.  Jon’s version of the iconic Endless Summer poster was photographed using Long Island surfers, Alison LaBarte, Allison Rochford and Melissa June. We think this cover will be hanging on many walls and looked at wistfully during the winter months. Check out “Milieu Models” mother/ daughter duo June and Katie Avelar in our Sporty Style photo shoot on page 15. We’re looking for Long Island women to photograph for  our upcoming issues.  If interested, the information is on page 15.  We wanted to include a feature that would help you decide where to go for a

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girls’ night out. We placed a call to Brian Rosenberg, Long Island’s entertainment and nightlife expert for his suggestions. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! is on page 47. Go and have a night out with your friends, you deserve it!  Thanks, Brian! This issue’s centerfold Guy Who “Gets It”, is Jon Reese from West Islip and is a very inspiring story. I believe that we can be entertained without being pandered to and enlightened without being placated. Our job at Milieu is to bring you truthful, quality editorial with positive information and images that reinforce your strong sense of self. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that if you get to page 57 and all of a sudden things seem upside down, they are! If you’ll look at the back cover, it’s another front cover of our premiere issue of Milieu Milestones, our wedding, social and corporate events issue with Ideas for Life’s Defining Moments! Our Fall issue will be published on September 13. Until then, have a safe and happy summer! Warm Regards,

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“I couldn’t imagine never teaching again. Thanks to South Nassau, I don’t have to.” Frequent fainting spells caused by neurocardiogenic syncope drove Janine Gentile from the teaching job she loved into the office of Lawrence Kanner, M.D., Director of the Electrophysiology and Arrhythmic Services at the South Nassau’s Center for Cardiovascular Health. The first Long Island hospital to implant the revolutionary Evia® pacemaker, Dr. Kanner used the world’s smallest, wireless remote pacemaker to help Janine get back into the classroom.

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The Long Island waterfront is not just a popular destination by day, it’s rocking at night. Long Islanders are flocking to bars and restaurants like Neptune Beach Club in the Hamptons, Off Key Tikki Bar on Patchogue Bay and Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill on Reynolds Channel in Island Park. Neptune’s guarantees to entertain with a wide range of DJs, bands, and celebrity hosts, like LI’s own DJ Theo. A Hawaiian get-away with palm trees swaying awaits you at The Off Key Tikki Bar. Farther west, Pop’s is the place for a casual and fun night out. Situated right on the water, it’s ready, set, action on the beach, deck, indoors or out! So relax and enjoy live entertainment and a beautiful scenic view….Put your toes in the sand and grab a drink at one of these waterfront bars!

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Aloha, Long Island! Finally, the ancient form of surfing in Hawaii has migrated here and Long Islanders are taking to the water on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP)! SUP is almost like walking on water (we said, almost) and offers a full body workout that’s a combination of surfing and paddling. According to SUP’ers, standing up gives a whole new perspective to the paddler and can be enjoyed on any body of water from the calm north shore to the wavy beaches on the south shore. “It’s a great summer activity because people can get out in the water and enjoy a physical activity. It’s a great core workout,” says Dave Waldo, Exec. Dir. of the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay. On the South Shore, Long Island Stand Up Paddle Boarding Company in East Islip offers daily classes, sunset tours and SUP surfing lessons. For a more challenging and exciting SUP adventure, head east to Paddle Diva, which offers classes like SUP Yoga! Try yoga poses while floating on a SUP or Paddle Fitness, for the SUP’er who seeks to improve their racing skills!

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Art. Fashion. Stone. Zicana in Westbury brings a unique mix of earth-inspired furniture, art and jewelry to Long Island, like their antique gold leaf finish Dominatore chair with blue velvet and Blue Lapis. Likewise, their 18K gold Ramo Ring features a highly polished petrified wood square adorned with eagle claw prongs. All of their products are handcrafted and commissioned in the United States and tailored in-house. “I liked fashion and art so I came up with this unique concept,” says Frank Marasco, Zicana’s president and CEO. ”Zicana delivers a combination of nature’s art, culture and a quality that’s precious.” Their collection also includes Concetto by Caesarstone, beautiful hand-crafted semi-precious stone surfaces for the home. The coolest part about the gallery is that the entire shopping space doubles as a party venue that can be rented out for the night. (8 Sylvester St., Westbury. 516-279-6909, Zicana.com).

Newly opened Serata in Long Beach is a destination for those who love to eat AND dance. Their menu features delectable Italian cuisine with some unique fare, like their chilled new Zucchini Squares—seasoned ricotta cheese wrapped inside grilled zucchini and finished with truffle oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Enjoy your lunch or dinner indoors or outside in the ocean breeze. They also offer beach club delivery! According to Serata’s manager, Joe D’Onofrio, “It’s not just dinner, but a night out.” And even though there’s no dance floor, D’Onofrio says, “People just get up and start dancing around the tables.” The playful mood of the restaurant is contagious as the night progresses, so head to the beach for a fun night out! (777 W. Beech St., Long Beach. 516-670-8300, SerataSouth.com)

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Cool, smooth and sweet, “adult milkshakes” are the choice summer beverage, and for good reason. No longer are ice cream lovers limited to Mudslides. Get a kick with these grown-up versions of a child’s favorite! There’s an array of sophisticated spiked milkshakes to choose from, and they give new meaning to having “a cold one.” Head over to Bobby’s Burger Palace in Garden City or Lake Grove to savor the Mocha Kahlua Vodka Shake or the Vanilla Caramel Bourbon Shake. YUM! And you can always try your hand at creating an adult milkshake at home. Check out EndlessSimmer.com for recipes.

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If you’re in a rush, forget the brush! Buns are hot and will only get hotter as the heat and humidity kick in. Thanks to a slew of celebrities, and the new ABC television show, Bunheads, high-onyour-head buns are once again fashionable. Kristen Stewart recently sported a jazzed-up bun with a simple chain perched from side to side during the premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman. Marion Cotillard rocked a giant voluminous bun in Cannes, surrounded by sparkling crystals and Emma Stone got in on the trend, wearing a messy bun topped with a gold barrette to the Met Gala in NYC. “Chain links are the perfect way to embellish an ordinary bun. The simple accessory creates an edgy, fairytale-like essence. Romance and darkness meet for one fashionable trend,” says hairstylist Tomy B of Tomy B Salon in Old Westbury.

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Happy Hour takes on a whole new meaning when you combine history with cocktails and high fashion. Don’t miss: “Cocktail Culture: The Glamorous Gold Coast Years From Prohibition to 1960”, a unique exhibit that highlights the evolution of American cocktails as well as the fashions that were inspired by them. The exhibit is open daily (11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) through September 30 at the Coe Hall Mansion on the grounds of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park (www.plantingfields. org) in Oyster Bay. On August 10, Coe Hall will host a special champagne party at 7 p.m. to celebrate the exhibition. The party will feature hors d’oeuvres, bocce, live Motown music by The City Sounds Motown Spectacular and, of course, cocktails.

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Ruby Red Slippers Dorothy’s Wizard of Oz Ruby Red Slippers are arguably the most famous shoes in movie history. Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo have fashioned their own versions of the famous red shoes and now we can show you how you can create your very own pair! You’ll need a pair of heels (preferably old ones or an inexpensive new pair), fine sandpaper and nail file, Mod-Podge, red glitter, a bowl, small paintbrush, and some newspaper. First “rough up” the entire surface and heels of the shoes with sandpaper. Use the nail file for hard to reach areas. Mix a small amount of glitter into the Mod-Podge, and with an artist’s paintbrush give the entire shoe a thick coat and then let dry. Repeat the painting and drying process until you feel your heels are worthy of the Yellow Brick Road! To prevent a “glitter trail” paint a clear layer of Mod-Podge to seal. Who needs GPS? If you get lost, just close your eyes, click your heels together three times and think to yourself, “There’s no place like home!”

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If you really must leave Long Island, then head north to Beantown for a long weekend and reserve a room at Boston’s new boutique hotel, inspired by the city’s revolutionary spirit. At the Revere Hotel, located in the heart of Boston’s vibrant theatre district, each space complements the next, allowing you to create your own unique and original Boston experience. Choose from 30 deluxe suites, with the massive Presidential Suite being party central! Sleek and sophisticated, the Revere is filled with glamorous guest rooms all including an oversized balcony that overlooks the city skyline and the historic South End neighborhood. There’s plenty to see in the area including the Boston Children’s Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. If you’re not into museums, there are plenty of parks to roam through like the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area or Fenway Park, celebrating its 100th birthday this year. (200 Stuart St., Boston, MA. 617-482-1800, RevereHotel.com)

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a long title for a new book from University of Wisconsin graduate student Danielle Henderson, who first started her Ryan Gosling memes as a silly way to remember different theories for her Gender and Women Studies classes. Her hilarious quotes placed on top of the steamy pictures of the actor she once used as notes were shared with all the world, thanks to her blog, FeministRyanGosling.tumblr.com. Henderson told us that the majority of the book will feature new material, but will include a few of her favorites from her blog. And while it’s all in good fun, she hopes that it will also help NBC Olympics Don’t spend time counting raise awareness. “I would love it if this book gave people a new way to approach medals from the couch, download the new NBC feminist ideas, or encouraged others to bring feminism into different parts of their Olympics App for iPhone, Android or tablet and lives,” says Danielle. (Available for pre-order on Amazon.com, $7.31) keep up with all the Olympic events from anywhere you are. You can even keep tabs on the games while you’re at work (although we can’t promise One expert on culture, English Professor Ellis that will turn out too well for you). Get the latest news, results, schedules, TV listings, Cashmore believes that the Fifty Shades of video highlights, photos and real-time Grey book craze among women will spark a medal counts. You can even track your favorite athletes and baby boom in Great Britain. If he's right, you teams!

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Repositioning Photos on Facebook

The Timeline has done nothing short of utterly confusing FB users since the switch. One of the most irksome aspects of the new format is giant photos that are positioned so only half of a person’s face is seen. Luckily, you can reposition and format the photo easily. If an image is off-center or you can’t see the main focus of the photo, reposition it by clicking the “Edit or Remove” pencil icon on the top right and selecting “Reposition Photo.” Then just click and drag until your photo is exactly where you want it to be.

The Montauk Beach House

The Montauk Beach House opened this June after extensive renovations, transforming the former Ronjo Resort Motel into a luxury beach resort. Unique accomodations range from The Whitewater Lofts with vintage furniture to The Moonlight Suites with claw foot baths and The Whitewater Garden Rooms fit with private outdoor gardens. Mosey around the property and check out No. 50, the membersonly beach club, nap on a canopy bed, go swimming or have a cocktail at the cabana bar. “We’re reigniting the spirit of the once iconic and landmark property in a new heyday,” says Chris Jones, co-owner of The Montauk Beach House. “We’re an eclectic mix of European chic style, blended with a relaxed beach vibe and a bit of decadent luxury. We think of ourselves as a rather splendid place to stay the night.” (55 South Elmwood Ave., Montauk, NY. 631-668-2112, TheMBH.com) milieuli.com

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NY Islanders vs NJ Devils Oct. 2, 2012

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The King’s Men Oct. 14, 2012

Rush Oct. 22, 2012

Sensation Oct. 26, 2012 Oct. 27, 2012 (SOLD OUT)

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Andrea Bocelli Dec. 5, 2012

Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo & Loverboy

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Habit Bennet Tie Front Tank. Be cool and look cool at the same time ($98, Lonny’s, Multiple Locations, Lonnys. com)

Hot Hat

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MINI CHANEL BAG. The perfect bag to clip on your belt and go! ($599, Lynn Stoller Collection, Westhampton Beach, LynnStollercollection. com)

Crochet Fedora. The perfect summer hat that shields your face and hair from the sun but not from style ($10, Dots, Multiple Locations, Dots.com)

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Great Beach Buy

Bennet Swim Mini & Keaton Swim Top. A set fit for the beach or a very happening pool party ($30 skirt and $55 top, ShabbyApple.com)

Summer Floral Zip Front Swim ShirT. This shirt is breathable, lightweight, and rated UPF 50+ both in and out of the water ($175, PARASOL, ParasolSun. com)

A Stylish Steal

Retro Find

Michael by Michael Kors Jelly Tote. The perfect tote for the beach, back to school, or the office ($125, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Tanger Outlets At The Arches, Deer Park, LastCall.com)

House Of Harlow Sunglasses. Talk about the ultimate accessory ($168, Veronica Rayne Boutique, Northport)

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Shorebreak Dress. Perfect for a beach party, the dress features swim fabric that’s breathable, quick-drying and UPF 50+ ($69, Athleta, Manhasset, Athleta. Gap.com)

Must Have

AG Polka Dot Ankle Stevie. A denim pair you need to pick up this summer ($178, Anthropologie, Greenvale, Anthropologie.com)

Investment

Biker Babe

Satiny Biker. The “it” item of 2012 ($14.99, Forever21, Multiple Locations, Forever21.com)

Woven Beau Bag. Vibrant and fashionable, this one’s a keeper ($350, Rebecca Minkoff, Pop Up At Sole East, Montauk, RebeccaMinkoff. com)

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Raoul Icon Chiffon Dress. The perfect pop of color for a night out ($129, Fox’s, Huntington & Mineola, Foxs.com)

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Polo Ralph Lauren Team USA Sunglasses. Game on! ($160, Ralph Lauren, Multiple Locations, RalphLauren.com)

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Remi Weave Color Block Satchel. This bag was designed by Long Islander Cornelia Guest and is part of her animalfree accessories collection ($198 Bloomingdale’s, Garden City & Huntington Station, Bloomingdales.com)

Trend Piece

Women’s Summer Aztec Clutch. The perfect party clutch! ($75, Ooh La La Boutiques, Multiple Locations, OohLaLaBoutiques. com)

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Tory Burch Perf Coated Canvas Logo Clutch ($195, Saks Fifth Avenue) Elizabeth and James Rosaria Silk Dress ($495, Saks Fifth Avenue) L.A.M.B. Mirage Strappy Sandal ($215, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) Goody DoubleWear 2in1 Collection, Necklaces and Bracelets ($5.99, Goody.com) Vintage Havana Tank ($44.80, Bloomingdale’s) T by Alexander Wang Marled Ruched Skirt ($140, Saks Fifth Avenue) Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Sia Bag ($138, Saks Fifth Avenue) L.A.M.B. Chap Mesh Pump ($199, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) Alexis Bittar Black Gem Ring ($175, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) Chaser Tee, Cold Shoulder Burnout ($57, Bloomingdale’s,) Alexander Wang Black Jacket ($68, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) Alexander Wang Marti Leather Gray Backpack ( $382, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) Splendid Black Leggings ($58, Bloomingdale’s) Chanel Black Sneakers ($725, Saks Fifth Avenue) Rag and Bone Jean Jacket with Leather Sleeves ($495, Saks Fifth Avenue) Purple #12 Mesh Tank ($9.80, Dots, Multiple Locations, Dots.com) Michele Tahitian Ceramic White Watch ($835, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) Bailey 44 Spider Monkey Skirt ($185, Saks Fifth Avenue) Chanel White Lace Up Sneakers ($725, Saks Fifth Avenue)

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YVES SAINT LAURENT BAOBAB PLATFORM WEDGE SANDALS These sandals slithered out of the Everglades and right onto the runway. ($897, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Tanger Outlets At The Arches, LastCall.com)

FROCK & GOLD LULU-JUNGLE CHETX FASHION SNEAKERS Sneakers that give new meaning to Crocodile Rock! ($89.95, Endless by Amazon, Endless.com)

STRIKKA SANDAL A gladiator-inspired style that would make the Ancient Romans proud. ($69.95, Steve Madden, Multiple Locations, SteveMadden.com)

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BRUCE BY CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA. Heels from the “it ” designer Charlotte Olympia with a dazzling enamel leopard head. ($1,485, CharlotteOlympia.com)

BRIAN ATWOOD FONTANNE PUMPS Double platforms with snake & style. ($350, Nordstrom, Garden City, Nordstrom.com)

COLORBLOCK COLIN STUART PUMP A trendy mix of blue, the hue of the year, with snake skin. ($78, Victoria’s Secret, VictoriasSecret.com)

KOBI LEVI SHARK SHOES. These are a must-have for the ultimate Shark Week fan. The front fin hints at your arrival, just before the jaws open up to take a big bite! ($1,680, available KobiLevi Design.com)

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LADY PEEP A shoe that truly turns heads! ($1,395, Christian Louboutin, ChristianLouboutin.com)

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LEOPARD PRINT CALF HAIR BOW ESPADRILLE WEDGES Super-hot slingbacks with a chunky wedge and ribbon lace. ($795, Saks Fifth Avenue, Huntington Station, SaksFifthAvenue.com)

ZEBRA PRINT LOAFERS Give your feet a little south-of-the-Sahara style. ($22.80, Forever21, Multiple Locations, Forever21.com) RACHEL BY RACHEL ROY KIMI PLATFORM PUMPS These red pyramidstudded stilettos are a standout! ($59, Fox’s, Mineola & Huntington, Foxs.com)

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Judith Ripka 14K ROSE GOLD CLAD AMETHYST EARRINGS ($129, QVC.com)

Oasis Drop Earrings, Pink Sapphire ($6,950, JudithRipka.com)

Jewelry Box Spear Me Necklace By Vanessa Mooney ($69, Lester’s, Greenvale & Huntington Station, Lesters.com)

Simone I. Smith Lollipop Necklace ($300, Shag New York, Roslyn, ShagNewYork.com)

Peter Lam Glam Ring ($1,199, Ultra Diamonds, Tanger Outlets At The Arches, UltraDiamonds. com)

Triple Bracelets Set ($60, Pagio Jewelry Designs, Huntington Pagio.biz/necklaces).

Heidi Daus “Hues Loveliest of All” Simulated Pearl Drop Earrings from HSN’s Snow White & the Huntsman Collection ($69.95, HSN.com)

Dannijo Cluny Cuff ($436, Singer22, East Hills, Singer22.com)

Paige Novick Crescent Collar Necklace ($180, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Tanger Outlets At The Arches, LastCall.com)

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ENDLESS SUMMER? In 1966 The Endless Summer was first introduced as a surf movie that continues to capture the imagination of every new generation. The idea for The Endless Summer was that if you had enough time and money it would be possible to follow the summer around the world, making it endless. The thought of an endless summer has inspired the names of a summer drink, a Beach Boys album, a makeup collection, countless

boats, a band, a book, a restaurant, a taco truck, a flower, a mansion, a pool cleaning company and a surf shop, to name a few. Since we live on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, enrobed by miles and miles of white sand on both the ocean and the sound, we asked locals and visitors what their idea of an Endless Summer was. Most summer plans include backyard or beach barbeques, pool parties, weekend

“Flowing champagne and a driver.” STAR JONES Lawyer, Journalist & Television Personality

“White denim.

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The idea of Labor Day being the end to wearing white denim no longer applies. It’s seasonless.”

getaways, local seafood, fresh organic fare, sumptuous sunsets, warm sunshine, sandy beaches, cool waterways and pristine parks. Our alter-egos morph into north fork foodies, Hamptons-chic trendsetters, bikini-clad beach babes, too-cool surfers or eternal camp-kid adventurers. There are endless… summer possibilities… right here on Long Island. —Compiled by Alex Karcev

“Being outdoors bike riding, kayaking, at the beach with friends, and of course watching my dog joyfully swim and jump through the water at a secret bay beach in the Hamptons.” NANCY E. HASSEL Founder, Long Island Pet Professionals

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Nicole Garraffo, BBQ Expert grilling her specialty, Beer Can Chicken

“Chillin’ and grillin’ year-round.” MICHELLE STARK Suffolk County Film & Cultural Affairs Director

“Keeping a fresh summer pedicure, (I’m currently hooked on Essie Van D’go), and a touch of bronzer year round.” ALLIE CRESSWELL Owner, Hampton Models in Smithtown

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“Traveling the world polo circuit so I’m always in the warm weather: Hamptons in summer, Argentina for September, October and November, south Florida from January to April.” ADAM E.B. BRECHT Polo Player and Hamptons Fixture (Pictured here (left) with international polo player Nacho Figueras)

“A new shipment of merchandise at Calypso St. Barth.” TERESA PINKOW Chairperson, Spinal Cord Injury Project, LI Chapter

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“To be able to enjoy the bounty of a Long Island summer all year long— sweet juicy peaches, garden grown tomatoes, fresh basil and corn on the cob, to name a few. Oh, and to eat outdoors, maybe even at the beach!” KATHLEEN CAPUTI Vice President, Epoch 5 Public Relations in Huntington

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By Jaclyn Gallucci jgallucci@longislandpress.com The horn blows. Then a puff of smoke. It’s 6 a.m. and already 84 degrees on Fordham Street. Officers, faceless silhouettes in the early morning sun, line the pier, a dead-end area off-limits to the public. They wait, pacing at the water’s edge. Then a rumble from behind. A white truck barrels through and slows down before one of the officers waves the driver through rusty gates. At the end of the pier the truck stops, now just a small white square seen in the rearview mirror of a parked car that isn’t supposed to be here… I wrote that back in 2010 at the end of a residential side street in the Bronx and it was hot that day, brutally hot. I couldn’t turn the air conditioner on because I couldn’t turn my car on. I couldn’t turn my car on because, well, I wasn’t supposed to be there. Trying to blend in among parked cars, I sat low in my seat, grateful for the random breeze sliding through my barely opened windows, and waited. Like soldiers, men in red and white jump suits poured out of a bus with caged windows and marched over to the back of that white box truck. The rear door is rolled up. Inside are rows of stacked pine boxes. This is where the Long Island Serial Killer case began for me. Those boxes contained New York’s poor and unidentified dead, and every week, like clockwork, full trucks pull up to the port at the end of Fordham Street and Riker’s Island prisoners, anxious for a day in the sun, line up to escort these unnamed men and women, sometimes just pieces of them, by ferry to their final resting place— Hart Island, New York’s Potter’s Field, a century-old floating mass grave. I don’t normally start my Fridays sweating it out, literally and figuratively, on New York City Department of Corrections’ private property, but I was working on a story about Long Island’s unidentified murder victims— men and women whose bodies had been found in suitcases, in plastic bags, cut in pieces and strewn about LI for years and, in some cases, decades. Many The Long Island Press story about Long Island’s unidentified murder victims ran in July 2010. There are currently dozens of victims found on Long Island who remain nameless. There are more than 13,000 on record nationally.

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Top: Police use cadaver dogs to search Ocean Parkway for more human remains in April 2011. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Coughlin Below: The now faded dot and initials marking where Megan Waterman’s body was found off Ocean Parkway in December 2010. (Long Island Press)

were prostitutes and likely never reported missing at all, like the woman Nassau detectives call “Peaches,” whose mutilated torso, with a peach tattoo on her left breast, was stuffed in a green Rubber Maid container found by a father and son hiking in Hempstead Lake State Park in the summer of 1997; or the women whose mutilated torsos were discovered in the Manorville Pine Barrens in 2000 and 2003, one of them with what once was an angel wing tattoo on her hip, now barely recognizable under dozens of jagged razor blade cuts left by her killer in a crude attempt to conceal her identity. These were all cold cases. Then Megan Waterman disappeared. Before her initials were spray painted in hot pink on the side of Ocean Parkway, and before she made international headlines as the victim of a serial killer, Waterman was just another name on the local police blotter. On a Thursday night in October 2009, she was arrested for soliciting an undercover police officer she arranged to meet through Craigslist at an Extended Stay America in Bethpage. She returned home to Maine shortly after, only to come back to Long Island eight months later, when she would solicit an unknown killer instead, who would become the focus of Suffolk County’s homicide squad for the next two years. But Megan wasn’t a murder victim then. She was a missing person. She had fallen in with the wrong crowd, more specifically the wrong guy, who convinced her it would be a lot easier to support her 3-year-old daughter if she sold her body rather than work two jobs. At the time,

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offering support to the families of the missing, were the only ones besides her family who were making noise about Megan’s disappearance. I saw the posters Megan’s family posted in the Shop Rite shopping center in Hauppauge, and every time I passed the hotel, which towers over the Long Island Expressway, I thought about Megan and the nearly nonexistent media coverage of her disappearance—and the other nameless victims whose cases had since gone cold. After all, we are in the business of telling stories and, unlike missing mothers, teachers and honor roll students, whose cases tend to make not only local, but national headlines, these girls weren’t very sympathetic characters in the eyes of the general public. Lucky for me, I work for a media outlet that doesn’t really care about that. Megan was going to be our next cover story. I went down to the parking lot of the former Oak Beach Inn on Ocean Parkway to start writing. It was September, technically the end of beach season, so I figured an empty parking lot overlooking the water was a great place to concentrate. I had no idea Megan was just down the road the whole time. Or that the missing heads and limbs of three of the unidentified murder victims I had written about in my previous story were also there. So were the bodies of seven others. So was Shannan Gilbert, who had vanished one month before Megan. But at that time, I didn’t know about Shannan’s disappearance from the isolated gated community just beyond the parking lot. Megan’s mom, Lorraine Ela, had just gotten some air time on HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show to ask the public for information about her missing daughter. After the transcript was posted online, Lorraine said she didn’t exactly get the kind of response she thought she would. I asked her what she meant. “Just comments that people make,” she told me. “Like if her mother and father were any type of parents they would have never let her get into this and she deserves what she gets… and stuff like that. I try not to pay attention to it because I’ve responded but you’re not going to change how people feel no matter how much you tell them.” That became increasingly clear as time went on as I received a lot of negative comments myself for even writing about Megan’s case. “Leah Herschel Walsh was murdered by her HUSBAND,” reads one response to an article in which I compared the media coverage surrounding the 2007 disappearance of Leah Walsh, a Bethpage teacher later found murdered by her husband, to Megan’s case. “She was a TEACHER and a positive benefit to society, taken down by the man who had promised to love her for his whole life. In sharp and stunning contrast, Megan Waterman was a PROSTITUTE and a CRIMINAL who knowingly associated with CRIMINAL STRANGERS.” I have a folder full of these comments. Most of them are anonymous. Shockingly there have even been a few individual members of the media who have publically criticized the Long Island Press for portraying the women found at the beach as anything more than “dead hookers.” They know who they are. Three months later, it was my turn to work the Saturday shift when a media alert from the Suffolk County Police Department came through saying possible human remains had been found in the Gilgo Beach area. It was December 2010, just weeks before the holidays. Megan was still missing, but there not much to connect a woman last seen at a hotel 35 miles away to this South Shore highway, worlds away and full of wildlife, any of which could account for those “possible human remains.” 26

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A few days later, stuck in rush-hour traffic on the Meadowbrook State Parkway, I heard a local traffic report warning drivers to avoid westbound Ocean Parkway—a popular detour for Manhattan commuters returning home to Suffolk County—due to police activity near Gilgo Beach, which usually means there’s been an accident. I headed there anyway, pulled over and turned my headlights off. Through the brush that divides the east and westbound lanes of the parkway in that area, I could see bright lights and every A police vehicle variety of emergency vehicle, ofblocks the entrance ficers carrying long poles, police to the Oak Beach community as the cars being driven off the road marsh Shannan and straight into the brush, headGilbert was last lights being used as spotlights— seen by is searched in December 2011. they could only make it in a few On the right is a cell feet—with brights turned on to phone photo taken light up the otherwise pitch black the night police discovered three more area. It was December so 6 p.m. sets of remains looked like midnight and a windy while investigating combination of icy rain and snow the area where one had begun falling. Then my editor set was found days before in December called. I told him I had a feeling 2010. (LI Press) those remains were human. He told me they were—and what I was watching just yards away was the recovery of three more bodies, one of them would be identified as Megan. Five minutes later there was a knock at my window. The police told me I had to leave. I only had my old Blackberry with me at the time. I have a few pictures of blurred lights taken through icy rain, full of the kind of orbs and squiggly lines that tend to make up bad cell-phone shots, but to me they are perfect snapshots of the mad chaos of those hours at the beach. That night began a year of nonstop searches and media briefings, and for awhile it seemed like every time a press conference was called it was because there was another body— and none of them Shannan Gilbert. Megan’s name was suddenly everywhere, and it made me angry. I was happy her case was finally getting the publicity, but it seemed like the media were collectively killing her off, prematurely declaring she was victim of a serial killer, simply because it would be a great plot addition to this real-life crime drama playing out in front of us. Megan’s story had suddenly become a best-seller. Eventually Megan’s body was positively identified and I watched half-dressed reporters stumble out of their jeans and into dress pants in the Oak Beach parking lot at the first sight of a vehicle with out-of-state license plates, like those driven by the victim’s families. Cameramen would then crouch and huddle at the feet of the families, sticking cameras in their faces, ready to catch the first tears that fell. They were just doing their jobs—my job—but it made me not want to be part of this industry anymore. The parking lot where, just weeks before, I had gone for solitude, suddenly became a media camping ground. There were now 10 sets of remains, at least four victims

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of a serial killer, one missing woman and every news outlet from our local stations to Al Jazeera were there. It got to the point where I couldn’t even drive into the parking lot or walk down the Jones Beach boardwalk, without reporters, not knowing I was one of them, sticking microphones in my face asking how I felt about living so close to a serial killer. Our office was flooded with calls from around the world from international news outlets looking to do interviews with local press regarding the “Long Island Serial Killer.” I made my television debut in Canada. I started getting letters from most likely disgruntled neighbors pointing fingers and met drifters alongside Ocean Parkway asking me strange questions. All of these encounters were reported to police. But I met other people, too. Janice Smolinski, whose son Billy has been missing since 2004, is lobbying to get the Help Find the Missing Act—or Billy’s Law—passed, legislation that would require the FBI to share information, excluding sensitive and confidential data, with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), a public database of missing and unidentified people. I met Tony Evelina, an area director of the Doe Network—a volunteer organization dedicated to finding the missing and identifying the unidentified—who spends his own time doing just that. I went to New Jersey and stood on the marsh land where four other women working the streets of Atlantic City were found dead, a case with many parallels to the Gilgo case, but not believed to be related at this time. I went to the Blairstown cemetery 170 miles away where Princess Doe, thought to be from Long Island but working as a prostitute in New Jersey, was found beaten to death 30 years ago. And then I met Maureen Sanchez, whose sister Judy O’Donnell disappeared 32 years ago. Judy had also worked as a prostitute when she went missing. Maureen explained how her sister went from being an A student to working the streets of New York City, and she said something simple enough that stuck with me through all

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of this: No one says, ‘I want to be a prostitute when I grow up.’ She shared with me a poem her sister had written in high school, and she told me about the trauma her sister went through during her teen years. I realized one of the saddest truths in all of this: that these women were victims long before they ever set foot on the streets. Judy was not one of the women found at the beach, but while reporting on these other cases, I came across the sketch of an unidentified woman who fit Judy’s description. In 2003, when construction workers were breaking up a block of concrete in the basement of an abandoned Hell’s Kitchen building, they hit a rolledup red carpet with the skeleton of a young woman inside, her neck and limbs wrapped by an electrical cord. The 46th Street tenement was a known hangout for prostitutes in the early ’80s—and within blocks of Judy’s old stomping grounds. Today, it is still abandoned with cinder blocks and broken wood panels covering the windows—and bars over the ones leading to the basement. Investigators said there are enough similarities in the two women’s dental records for a possible connection, but DNA had to be used to make a definitive match. It’s been more than a year and we’re still waiting for the results. DNA analysis is an already lengthy process, made longer by a current backlog in the New York City medical examiner’s office. In December 2011, I was back in the Oak Beach parking lot, as the Gilgo victims’ families placed crosses, flowers and balloons at each of the sites along Ocean Parkway where their loved ones were found. The orange arrows and dots that previously marked the area had faded and police had gone back earlier that week to spray paint the initials of all the women on the roadway, so their families would know where to put the memorials. There had been another media alert sent out that morning. The police, who for days had been searching the marsh where Shannan was last seen—and who had already found Shannan’s pocketbook, jeans, shoes and lip gloss—were going to make another announcement in Oak Beach. Megan’s mom Lorraine and Melissa Cann, the sister of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, were already there waiting. Gus Colletti, one of the last people to see Shannan alive was also there, being swarmed by the media. Shannan’s mom, Mari, was on her way. But the parade of black Suburbans was already making its way into the parking lot. Former Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer stepped out of one of them and walked over to the pool of mics. Lorraine and Melissa held hands and closed their eyes. A sea of cameraman had formed at their feet, lenses pointing up, waiting for their reaction to whatever Above: During a December 2010 press conference in Oak Beach, former Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer confirms that the reit was Dormer was about to say. mains of Shannan Gilbert had been found and that her death was believed “After an exhaustive, methodical, massive search we to be accidental. Top: The media surround Shannan’s mother, Mari, as she have this day at approximately 9:14 a.m. located skeletal arrives to hear the news, as well as Lorraine Ela, Megan’s mother, and Melissa Cann, sister of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Middle: Gus Colletti, one of remains we believe at this time belong to missing Shanthe last people to see Shannan alive, is confronted by reporters. nan Gilbert,” he told the crowd of reporters. Then came the final blow. “Her location is indicative of her trying to ever that may be. Maybe it’s to keep things fresh in my mind bemake it to the causeway.” cause I know what happens when people forget. Investigators believed Shannan accidentally drowned runThe faces of Gilgo Beach that we’ve come to know so well repning through the marsh, trying to reach the lights of the Robert resent a huge problem across the nation. There are other victims, Moses Causeway a mile away. maybe not of the “Long Island Serial Killer” but victims, many The families turned around, shocked. of whom were likely prostitutes, estranged from their families, “How did Shannan get in that brush with only a shirt and bra victims who remain nameless and are waiting for justice. It’s easy on?” said Ela. “Who took her pants off and left her in Oak Beach? or maybe simply human nature to attribute their fates to their She was murdered. She did not accidentally drown. Someone line of work—a reassurance to ourselves that “this could never took her out of there and put her on the side of the road.” happen to me”—and move on. Five months later, Shannan’s autopsy results came back inBut as long as we keep telling ourselves that, and as long as conclusive, neither proving she drowned nor that she was murwe keep away from that Bronx pier weekday mornings at 6 a.m. dered. Now another beach season has rolled in and we continue and don’t think about what’s inside of those pine boxes, there will to wait for answers. I still drive down Ocean Parkway at least always be girls disappearing—and somebody getting away with once a week for no reason at all. Maybe because I know I’ll be murder. back in that parking lot again for the next announcement, when-

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Beach Long Island has more than 400 miles of coastline with beautiful beaches. We visited many of them to give you an update on the best ones to visit if you’re looking to catch some rays, some waves or maybe catch a fish or two. Whether you prefer the calmer waters on the North Shore or the big surf on the South Shore, you can find a beach that is perfect for you. All of the beaches listed are protected by lifeguards and have a first-aid station. Don’t forget to bring an umbrella because shade is scarce!

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go if you’re looking for good food and a nice atmosphere. Though the beach is fairly small, it has a large outdoor concession area that is shaded with a beautiful fountain and garden view. Basketball, kayaking, canoeing, beach volleyball

West Neck Beach Lloyd Harbor

Fee: Huntington residents, $35 for a season pass or $20/day Non-residents: $30/day This is another small Huntington town beach, with one beachgoer referring to it as “White Hair Beach” because there are few recreational activities for children. There is no playground and the only accessible concession is an ice cream truck that camps out in the parking lot. Kayak Rentals Swimming Lessons (Res. only)

Soda Shoppe, Shipwreck Tavern and The Breakers.

Fee: Residents of Glen Cove and Locust Valley only, No Fee Prybil Beach is small, but quaint. The water offers a clear view to the other side of the sound and a picturesque view of the sunset in the evening.

Our south shore has beautiful, fine white sand that is perfect for building sand castles or an energetic game of beach volleyball. Instead of catching crabs and clams, the south shore offers some wild surfing and boogie boarding. There is no shortage of things to do on the south shore and visiting Fire Island by ferry should be on your must-do list!

Morgan Park

Long Beach

Prybil Beach Glen Cove

Glen Cove

Fee: Free to Glen Cove resident Morgan Park is the perfect place to take in some of the beauty that nature has to offer and has a breathtaking natural park environment with a little beach nestled in amongst the trees. The swimming area is a bit of a hike from where you can park, but the walk is really part of the charm.

Fee: No fee to enjoy the beach Long Beach is one of the best spots to enjoy summer on Long Island. Snack carts on the beach and concession stands on the boardwalk are conveniently located so you can grab a bite or a cold drink when you need a break from the heat. Boogie boarding is popular and there are surfers in the water at most times. The 2.5-mile boardwalk is by far the best amenity that Long Beach offers….lined with benches and wide enough for walkers, runners, and bikers to enjoy equally! Getting to Long Beach via the LIRR is the best way to enjoy your day, there are direct trains from Penn Station and access from the Long Beach line. If you want to drive, parking spaces are limited and in some areas resident permits are required. At the end of a relaxing day at the beach, head over to the west end of town to grab dinner and drinks at the many exciting restaurants and bars in Long Beach.

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Long Island’s north shore has calm waters and rocky shores, so you might want to bring water shoes if you have sensitive feet. Fishing is a popular sport and clamming and crabbing in the early morning or evening has become a family tradition for many.

Sunken Meadow State Park Kings Park

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Crab Meadow Beach Northport

Fee: Huntington residents, $35 for season pass or $20/day Non-residents: $30/day Crab Meadow is the place to

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Ransom Beach Bayville

North Hempstead Beach

Fee: Residents: $15/day; season passes $50 Non-Residents $40 weekdays/$50 weekends Walk-Ins Free Ransom Beach offers a fun family outing with access to the beach and the Bayville Adventure Park and is a great opportunity to experience two exciting activities in one place. There is no concession on the beach but across the street you’ll find Beaches and Cream

Fee: Parking is $15 for residents, $20 for nonresidents Sand: Smoother and less rocky than other North Shore Beaches This beach provides the angler opportunities to reel in the catch of the day fishing off the pier. Kayaking is available as well as basketball, handball, paddleball, shuffleboard and horseshoes.

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Robert Moses

Fire Island (Car Accessible)

Fee: $10 Robert Moses is one of the larger beaches in Suffolk County, with four separate fields (Fields 2-5), and ample parking. Field 3 is the nicest beach and parking spaces fill up fast. If you forget your umbrella or chair, they’re available to rent for $10 each. Field 5 is popular because it’s an easy walk to the Fire Island Lighthouse, but be warned, there is a nude beach that you’ll pass before getting there.

Cedar Beach Babylon

Fee: Residents $40 for an unlimited pass, or $15 daily/ $25/weekends or holidays. Nonresidents $20/ day $30/ weekends or holidays. While Cedar Beach is mostly considered a family beach, the beach’s grill, the Beach Hut, is known for its good food and drinks. It’s also a popular spot for beach volleyball tournaments and has live music and entertainment throughout the day and night.

Gilgo Beach Babylon

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$40 weekends or holidays. Gilgo Beach is usually filled with an eclectic mix of teenagers and veteran surfers. It gets crowded quickly, and is still a huge hotspot for surfers.

Tobay Beach

Massapequa

Fee: Resident, Seasonal Sticker, $50. Daily $15. Nonresidents/$40 Even though it gets crowded, there’s plenty of beach to go around for everyone. Tobay also offers mini-golf, a “Spraypark” playground, and two restaurants, Singleton’s Salsa Shack and Singleton’s Seafood Shack. While both are good, the Salsa Shack is definitely the better of the two. Unlike the usual beach grill, this serves Mexican foods and tasty drinks with outdoor seating that overlooks the bay. It’s perfect for a romantic date.

Cupsogue Beach

Westhampton Beach

Fee: $15, $8 SC Green Card Cupsogue is the go-to beach in Westhampton. Located at the west end of Dune Road, the beach boasts a plethora of amenities including a concession stand that sells everything from breakfast to booze. While sunbathers and swimmers head to the sand, the pavilion is an equally exciting place that has weekly live entertainment (TheBeachHuts.com/calendar). Camping is allowed on the

bay side of Moriches Inlet, for self-contained trailers and campers. Surfing is not allowed though many surfers can be found riding the waves in an unprotected area not far from the beach.

Jones Beach Wantagh

Fee: $10 For those who want more to do besides sunbathe, head over to Jones Beach for some great activities, like swimming in their two pools, baseball or golf. Beachgoers can enjoy lunch at Friendly’s and Auntie Ann’s. Fields 4 and 5 tend to fill up fast. If you’re looking for a little bit more privacy, visit Field 6, but don’t walk too far to the east or you will find yourself among nude sunbathers. Jones Beach is also home to the Nikon Theater, the largest outdoor venue on Long Island, where you can catch acts like Wiz Khalifa or Jimmy Buffet while enjoying a view of the ocean.

Hither Hills Montauk

Fee: Car fee is $10 daily. Camping $28 per night weekdays, $32 per night on weekends. Hither Hills is known for its campgrounds, which are probably the best on Long Island. Walk mere feet from your camper or tent and you’re on the ocean. Picnic tables with fireplaces make for a great

spot to eat, and there is also a place that serves food and other convenience items. If you want to camp, make sure you call well in advance—many people start booking spots a year early!

Main Beach

East Hampton

Fee: $20 daily/free on weekends, no parking available Main Beach was named to the world’s Top 10 Beaches in 2011 by Dr. Beach (Stephen P. Leatherman, Laboratory for Coastal Research director at Florida International University) The beach is large and is one of the more popular East Hampton beaches, partly because it’s the only beach on the South Fork to have pay per day parking. It’s $20 to park during the week, but there’s no parking on the weekends, so beachgoers have to walk from town or take a shuttle from near the train station. The beach’s pavilion, offers clean restrooms, good food and lockers. If you want to sit on a clean, natural beach and pretend you’re in a tropical paradise without leaving Long Island, this is the place to go.

Smith Point Park

Fire Island (Car accessible)

Fees: $15 non-resident, $8 with Green Key Smith Point Park is located just west of the Hamptons and is home to the TWA Flight 800 Memorial. Besides the

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beach, their popular adjoining camping facility which has water and electric hook ups, also allows off-roading with a permit. The main beach has a large concession stand that sells everything from penne ala vodka to T-Shirts and there’s live entertainment in the afternoons. Boogie boarding and surfing are not permitted.

itself is quieter, but still draws a strong crowd. There are no public bathrooms. OBP has two different pizzerias, and both stay open late for the barhoppers. During the day bike rentals are available, and there is a market for beach-goers to pick up suntan lotion or groceries.

Sailors Haven Fire Island

(Ferry/Boat Accessible Only)

Amenities vary by beach Just a ferry ride away, the parts of the Fire Island National Seashore you can’t drive to provide a carless oasis filled with summer homes and flawless beaches. These areas include: Atlantique, Cherry Grove, Corneille Estates, Davis Park, Dunewood, Fair Harbor, Fire Island Pines, Fire Island Summer Club, Kismet, Lonelyville, Ocean Bay Park, Point O’ Woods, Robins Rest, Sailors Haven, Saltaire, Seaview, Sunken Forest, Watch Hill, and Water Island.

Ocean Bay Park Fire Island

Fee: No fee for beach, must pay for ferry ride (Adult, roundtrip, $17, Child, round-trip, $7.50) Ocean Bay Park is a popular destination because of its active nightlife. OBP is home to popular bar and restaurant Flynn’s. Since it’s only accessible by ferry, the beach

Fee: No fee for beach, must pay for ferry ride (Adult, roundtrip, $17, Child, round-trip, $7.50) In addition to a 1.5-milelong boardwalk trail through the Sunken Forest, a rare ecological gem hidden behind sand dunes which has the appearance of resting below sea level, Sailors Haven offers a quiet, low-key beach full of purple seashells. It’s a great place to go to get away from it all and relax, so if you’re looking for a party, you probably want to go elsewhere. But if you’re a nature lover, there’s no better beach on Long Island. Once you step off the ferry, you’ll feel as if you’ve just passed through the mists of Avalon. Sailors Haven also offers educational programs for children and adults, a visitor center, snack bar, convenience store, gift shop, picnic tables, grills and lifeguarded beach all summer plus a 45-slip public marina with electricity, water and a free boat pump-out station, restrooms and showers.

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Growing up in West Babylon, Jon Reese never really had a best friend. Even during his college years at Yale University, where he was a superstar athlete who excelled in both lacrosse and football, Jon did not have a close confidant. He concentrated on winning, not on lasting friendships. It wasn’t until Jon became a major player on Wall Street that he thought he’d made a friend for life when he met Timothy Coughlin from new York City, who was originally from Manhasset. “We were both strong alpha males,” Jon recalls. “We were in our prime and had our whole lives ahead of us.”

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On the inside of Jon’s left ankle is a constant reminder of his friend Tim and the MIC mission: an American flag tattoo with “9-11-01” above the flag and below it

His prowess in sports pales in comparison to his loyalty to his late friend Tim and his dedication to a cause larger than himself.

With that goal in mind, in 2009 Jon officially founded the Make It Count Foundation (MIC). His organization provides resources for housing, health and education for those in need. “If you’re secure in those three elements, you can make it,” he says. Jon works mostly with veterans who have been referred to Make It Count through various veteran and military organizations. The foundation works with a number of other nonprofits, including United Way of LI, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of LI. He says that 100 percent of all donations go directly to help those in need. He’s proud that he’s been able to turn his vision for Make It Count into a reality. “We’ve reached hundreds of families here on Long Island,” he says. Though 80 percent of Make It Count’s resources have been devoted to housing needs, Jon also oversees the growth of the health and education facets of the foundation. MIC’s Bike for Fitness program is being expanded, and their collaboration with United Way of LI last year resulted in the distribution of more than 800 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in Brentwood, Copiague and Central Islip schools. Jon, who was the most prolific scorer in Yale lacrosse history and the captain of their championship football team, may not be the award-winning athlete like he was in the past, but his competitive spirit hasn’t diminished one bit. A member of the national Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Jon coaches lacrosse for West Islip High School, whose varsity boys’ teams have won the new York State championships five times in the last seven years. They clinched their latest Class A title in June.

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Make Every Life Count. Make It Count will ensure that your donations are put where they are needed most. Every dollar makes a huge difference in another persons life.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Our BIKES FOR FITNESS program distributes bicycles to individuals and families in need, helping them on their way to being physically active. Our BACKPACKS FOR EDUCATION program provides children returning to school with the basic supplies to thrive academically.

Make It Count Foundation has collaborated with: United Way of Long Island, Great South Bay YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, Northport VA, VFW, Suffolk County United Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project.

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As our principal program for Veterans, OPERATION RENOVATION provides access to safe, medically appropriate and affordable housing renovation solutions to those who have served our country.

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For more information about Jon and the Make It Count Foundation, go to makeitcountfoundation.org.

Jon reese, coach of the West islip high school lacrosse team and founder of Make it count, with his son Jonathan.

Coughlin’s nickname, “Cogs,” along with “nSG,” which stands for “never Say Goodbye.” “It reminds me every morning why I’m here,” Jon exclaims. Here’s how this former Wall Street alpha male measures success today: “When you lay down at night, are you at peace?” “When I wake up,” Jon says he asks himself, “Who am I going to help today? That’s my job.”

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At the time Coughlin was a managing director in Cantor Fitzgerald’s bond division in the World Trade Center and Reese was the managing director at HSBC Securities in their fixed-income trading department. Sept. 11, 2001 changed everything. Coughlin died in the attacks. “A few hours after the planes hit, I made my way uptown to Timmy’s apartment,” Jon says. “I waited with Timmy’s wife and family, hoping for the best. I’m not sure if it was one, two, three days or more. Someone contacted us and asked for someone to come downtown and identify who they thought was Timmy. A few hours later Tim’s brothers came back with his wedding ring.” Jon was devastated. “To have that [friendship] ripped from me, especially in that way was terrible,” he says. Instead of letting the traumatic events of 9/11 overtake him, Jon decided to make some dramatic changes in the way he lived. “I didn’t want life to go on as it was before September 11th, so I left Wall Street to spend more time with my family and help people in my community,” Jon explains. “I wanted to share the message that life is short and we need to do everything we can to make the world a better place...to make the most of our lives...to ‘make it count.’”


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Yoga has spread its wings and taken flight, literally. Students of Aerial Yoga propel themselves to new heights with a silk that allows the body to be lifted off the ground while different asanas are performed. “It’s a detoxifying cleanse for the body,” explains April Yokiboski from Aerial Yoga Fitness in Riverhead. “Aerial Yoga stimulates all the different organs because your thoracic cavity is turned upside down so everything gets moved around, stimulated and massaged. It’s really great for digestion.” Yokiboski adds, “After practicing for one year, you’re so much looser, whether you have neck issues, upper back issues or compression in the back. After you practice Aerial Yoga, you’ll find a relief you can’t get anywhere else.”

Walk This Way

By Lindsay Christ

Robert Moses Boardwalk— Accessible through the Field 5 parking lot, the boardwalk winds through the dunes of Fire Island leading to the historic Fire Island Lighthouse. Once there, you can veer off on a nature trail and head down to the beach (there are no lifeguards in that area so no swimming!) or check out the original light from the 1858 lighthouse which is on display in the new Fresnel Lens Building.

Booty Call 411

There’s many reasons why women might lose their “mojo.” Hormonal changes and medications to the major stressors of everyday life can have an affect on your libido. Zestra, a topical blend of botanical oils and extracts, is clinically proven to work. “It increases sensitivity to touch, so women feel things sooner, deeper, longer and more intensely,” says Rachel Braun Scherl, president of Semprae Laboratories, manufacturers of Zestra. “Intimacy and satisfaction are such a critical part of a woman’s life and what we’re talking about is a safe, easy and effective way to have enjoyable sex. If you don’t like it, don’t use it again. If you do love it, it works for seven out of 10 women, and for some of those women it’s life changing.”

SpatlighT: east & West

The VI Peel, a medical-grade chemical peel, is recommended by many aestheticians as a skin treatment. With the VI Peel, a synergistic blend of five acids that no other peel offers is applied to the skin to remove damaged layers, allowing healthy skin underneath to be exposed, while collagen is encouraged to grow.

Fusion Skin spa

in Deer Park asks clients to first come in for a consultation. “If there’s a lot of sun damage, one treatment is not going to do it. You’re going to need several treatments,” says Paula, a medical esthetician for the spa. “It’s based on everyone’s individual needs.” The actual peel only takes about 20 minutes, so Fusion adds some nice touches while the peel is drying. “We try to make it more than just a typical peel,” Paula explains. “We cleanse the skin, and put a nice, hot towel on the face to remove it.” While the peeling takes a few days, during which clients must use an aftercare package, the results are worth it. “Your skin is going to be illuminated and fresh. It’s going to be radiant.” Fusion Skin Spa, 798 Grand Ave., Deer Park, 631-940-1672, FusionSkinSpa.com

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Why women in their 20s and 30s are taking a Break from men

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Many single women in their 20s and 30s are taking a break from dating to, well, enjoy life. Why? Jessica* was only dating Ted a few months when he told her that he thought he had an Oedipus complex. “His mom came over and cooked him dinner a couple of times a week and left it in the fridge for him, and as she was cooking she would do his laundry,” the 33-year-old recounts. “He actually said to me, ‘I’m beginning to wonder if I need a woman in my life, because I have my mother, and, well, I can always just jerk off.’” Yes, ladies, this is what we’re dealing with. “It’s like you have to prepare to go into battle,” Jessica says about today’s dating scene. “You have to mentally psych yourself up for it. “I used to think I was the only one, and now I meet so many girls who are like, ‘Forget it, it’s just not worth it.’” Rachel is one of them. “I’ve been in and out of relationships throughout the years and I’m just to the point right now where I’m frustrated with it,” the 36-year-old says. In some ways, it’s easier to date more than it ever was. Internet dating sites allow

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single people to hook up with each other based on mutual interests, or physical specifications that include weight and height ranges. Unfortunately, these sites do not equate to more successful relationships. “The Internet is a haven for guys to fool around,” says Maureen Tara Nelson, owner of Private Matchmaking in Melville. Jessica agrees, adding that her 35-yearold male neighbor calls Match.com “Matchbang.” “He told me, ‘Women are lonely. All I have to do is tell them everything they want to hear. There’s sites like this where I sign on and they give me 50 available women within my height range within a 2-mile radius.’” Jessica has not had the best of luck on dating sites. One man she met told her he opens international zoos, but when she “Googled” him, he turned out to have 25 charges against him from the past three The Diet Shop in Ronkonkoma carries a healthy and hard-to-find line of products including low-cal, low-carb, glutenfree, etc. For our under-100 calorie challenge, Marilyn Bruno, owner of The Diet Shop suggested we try Glenny’s 100-calorie brownie. “This brownie will satisfy your sweet tooth and it’s high in fiber and low in calories,” Marilyn says. What makes the treat even better is that it has all-natural ingredients, and Glenny’s line of sweets are made right here on Long Island!

North Shore Medical Spa and Vein Center in Lake Success also asks clients to

come in for a consultation to determine how many sessions are needed. Before the VI Peel is applied the client’s skin is cleansed, as it would be for a normal facial. According to aesthetic director Dina Weil, this gets rid of any oil particles in the skin or any surface debris. “At first they don’t feel very much, but the real activity happens a few days later when the skin starts peeling,” Weil said. Clients are given an aftercare kit, and advised to stay inside for about five to seven days and keep the skin moist and hydrated. “It’s what goes on during the post care that’s going to determine how well the result is and how well they’re going to heal. It depends on your genetics; it depends on how you take care of your skin,” Weil says. North Shore Medical Spa and Vein Center, 1 Hollow Lane, Suite 210, Lake Success, 516-441-5110, NorthShoreMediSpa.com

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years for fraud, repossession and extortion. Another potential date was not only married, but was quoted in a New York Post interview about how dating websites led him to his wife! Rachel also had trouble with suitors whom she met from different dating websites. “The picture they drew online was not who I was meeting in person,” she said. The Internet sleazeballs aren’t the only reason women like Rachel and Jessica are single. Both are successful career women, but they say that finding a suitable man is not so easy. “I have a great group of friends who are attractive and successful, and they’re still single,” Jessica says. “And we’re looking around going ‘Where are the male counterparts for us?’” Nelson says that this is a trend she’s seeing more and more. “The women are actually more sophisticated than the guys that they’re dating, and they’re fed up with that. So the girls are really now coming to me, saying that they are fed up with the bar scene and fed up with the Internet,” she says. Nelson says that the men that use her services must go through a strict screening process to make sure that they are stable and really want a committed relationship. These women are by no means snobby, but say that they have had boyfriends who assume they look down on them because they have a better job. “I don’t care if you’re a construction worker or a business executive—as long as you’re trying, you’re respectable and you have your life together,” Jessica says.

Some people might call “men-opause” women picky, but the truth is these girls just don’t want to repeat the same mistakes their friends have made. “I have a friend who is separated, I have another friend who seemed to be in a perfect marriage who complains about it, I have another who is in a partnership and not getting the full commitment out of it,” Rachel says. “At first, I used to be upset that they’re in it and I’m not, but I’m realizing that the grass isn’t greener on the other side. It doesn’t always mean that the better place is to be married.” “Believe it or not, there are just as many guys as girls who do want to get married and do it right the first time,” Nelson says. “Everybody knows what it used to be like with our parents, with everybody getting divorced and picking the wrong people. So the 20and the 30-year-olds now, regardless of gender, all realize the importance of doing it right the first time.” Both Rachel and Jessica stress that they are not giving up on men for good, and do believe that they will eventually find that special someone. They just don’t want to settle. “I just feel that right now I want to work on fulfilling what I need: my needs, my wants, my dreams,” Rachel says. “I feel that when I find that guy, he will just fit into the picture. I want a man who I can share my life with, not be my whole life.” “If he’s out there I’ll find him. I’m not at all depressed or sad about it,” Jessica says. “In the meantime I’m having fun and getting some good stories.”  lchrist@MilieuLI.com

The Skin Doctor By Dr. Joshua L. Fox

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New Options for Removing Unwanted Fat

Recent medical advancements allow people to lose fat with no downtime and minimal or no pain during the procedure. These new FDA-approved lasers, radiofrequency and cooling devices offer safer alternatives to traditional surgery, with quick recovery time, less cost and essentially no risk for infection or scarring. Some of these non-invasive fat removal procedures let you lose unwanted inches from the hips, waist, and/or thighs and other areas with noticeable results in 8 to 12 weeks. Only a board-certified physician or physician assistant should treat you so choose a facility that has multiple devices and an established track record of successfully treating patients using these devices. Joshua L. Fox, MD is a leading authority in the field of dermatology, laser procedures and cosmetic surgery. He serves as a medical director of Advanced Dermatology PC, Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, with six locations throughout Long Island, Queens & Manhattan. Visit him online at GetMeGreatSkin.com

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FAMILY Sponsor a Rescue Horse

Baiting Hollow Farm Horse Rescue & Vineyard saves American horses bound for slaughter and provides them with a safe haven. To help defray the farm’s expenses for the care of these horses, you can now sponsor a horse, says Richard Rubin, co-founder. Individuals or companies can contribute either a single amount or a monthly pledge from $10 and up, and for donations of more than $50 (single or monthly contribution) they’ll receive a photo of their chosen horse and a quarterly update. While at the farm and vineyard, kids can enjoy pony rides and face painting. For adults there is wine tasting, great food and live entertainment. For sponsorship opportunities, email info@bhfvineyard.com or call 631369-0100 (2114 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow)

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Be Crafty

Operation Cheer Box The Power of Giving

It’s never too early to introduce your child to the concept of helping others. LI mom Jan Brunswick founded Operation Cheerbox as a way for children to experience the power of giving. First the child chooses who might need a box of “cheer.” Next the child decorates the box, and then decides what to include. Children may go with an adult to buy things for the box. An anonymous letter is written by the child to let them know someone is thinking of them. The box is filled, sealed and labeled with the intended recipient (child, senior, shelter animal). The boxes are delivered to hospitals, nursing homes and animal shelters. “When I bring the boxes and my children with me to nursing homes, the residents just light up,” Jan says. “At animal shelters, the children get to pet and hold the animals…They just love the extra attention.” Visit OperationCheerbox.org for more information.

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If you love to collect shells but aren’t sure what to do with them once you get home, try making these cute crabs. After you select the shells you want to use, paint them red and let them dry. With a hot glue gun, affix a red pipe cleaner to the “claws.” You can use pipe cleaners or yarn for the legs. Glue the claws and legs to the underside of the shell, then add googly eyes! Make a collection and use them in a beach-themed room or for a beach or pool party as decorations!

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If your child’s dream is to be a Flying Wallenda, you only have to travel as far as Eisenhower Park to experience the thrill of flying through the air! I Fly Trapeze program director Anthony Rosamilia says, “Some people come because they are just curious; some because they’re looking for an alternative to the gym. For everyone, it’s for something different.” I Fly Trapeze offers group classes and private lessons. At the end of a session flyers will know how to do the “knee hang” and can try “making a catch” and go from one trapeze to another! (1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. 516-640-6995. www.IFlyTrapeze.com)

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Mickey Mouse Produce

By the end of this year, a “Mickey Check” sticker will be affixed to select healthy food products at Disney locations. The next stop for the sticker will be the shelves of local supermarkets. The Walt Disney Company recently announced plans to introduce new nutrition standards for kid-related food advertising on TV, radio and the web. These guidelines promote eating fruits and vegetables, limiting the intake of calories and fat. Research showed kids between the ages of four and six preferred the snack with the Mickey sticker rather than the same snack without. Disney says their licensed produce will be competitively priced with comparable products. Will you choose the produce with the Mouse ears?

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When it’s time to plan a girls night out, deciding on the venue can become the biggest challenge.

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We took the guesswork out of finding the appropriate venue for you so that you can concentrate on having a blast with your girlfriends. We went straight to Long Island’s nightlife expert, Brian Rosenberg, the owner of Sugar and BrianRosenbergNY.com, for his advice. Brian also holds the position of Nightlife and Entertainment Ambassador of Nassau County and formed RADD, Restaurants Against Drunk Driving. With more than 30 years of experience in the LI entertainment industry, Brian is our go-to guy for everything that’s happening on Long Island after the sun goes down!

Tuesdays Ages 21-54 Mostly Singles

Chateau Briand

Mondays Ages 25-40

Carle Place, 9 p.m. Body English Tuesday

Babylon, 8 p.m. Private Party

“A giant cocktail party for those who want to mingle,” says Rosenberg.

Monsoon

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Michael Bohlsen, owner of the ultra-posh guest list-only party, says, “Request membership by searching Monsoon Private on Facebook and plead your case.”

Ages 21-30

Four Food Studio

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Melville, 11 p.m. The Deck @ Four

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“Very Nikki Beach,” says Rosenberg.

Allegria Hotel

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Wednesdays

Long Beach, 8 p.m. Wednesday Night Fever

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The DJ at the Jack’s on the Rocks oceanfront rooftop bar & lounge pumps ’70s, ’80s, disco, freestyle and dance floor hits.

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“Enjoy a drink with live music playing on the lawn and on the outside patio,” says Rosenberg.

“This is a place to hang out with people you already know, rather than meeting new people,” says Rosenberg.

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A very Sex and the City styled night, says Rosenberg. Dinner at 8 p.m. leads to dancing and a cinematic light show. You can expect to party until 4 a.m.

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Expect to find a quiet Hamptons-esque crew in their 20’s sharing drinks at the bar and outside seating area.

Fridays

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Aura

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Westbury, Late night

The music is mostly hip-hop and open format, which is a change from its dominant house music on other days.

The bar has a hotel feel, with a mixed crowd of mostly singles who party late when other Nautical Mile bars die down.

Saturdays Saturdays Ages 30+

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Dancing to classic ’90s hip-hop and ’80s Top 40 remixes.

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Enjoy a delicious pizza and a sweet glass of Sangria. The low lights and chic European-like atmosphere is perfect for a somewhat laid back, girls’ night. (No body shots at this bar!)

Thursdays Ages 40+

Rare 650 Syosset, 9 p.m.

Fridays

Sip wine and indulge in a yummy dessert, the dance floor heats up later in the night.

Mixed Crowd

VIEW

Ages 25+

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Fridays Ages 35+

Tropix

Ages 21+ Singles

Patchogue

With an outdoor party area, it’s the perfect beach bar for those in their 20’s looking for some summer fun.

Babylon, 4-11 p.m.

Carle Place, Dinner at 8 p.m. , Ladies enjoy an open bar 9:30 -10:30 p.m. Sweet Thursdays

The Chalet

Ages 21+

Dublin Deck

Mixed Crowd

Ages 23-35

Thursdays

Thursdays

Bistro 46 Holiday Inn at Plainview 4 p.m.

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Saturdays

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Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill Island Park

If you like the Jersey Shore, Pop’s has a similar beachlike party feel, says Rosenberg.

Overlooking the Great South Bay, VIEW is a great place to enjoy drinks with friends and dance the night away with a DJ.

Saturdays and Sundays

Mixed Crowd 20s to 40s

Prime

Huntington, Before Sunset

“Sundays at Prime takes you away to somewhere completely different, a sunny day on the water in the Caribbean,” explains Michael Bohlsen, owner of Prime. “The crowd is mellow, hanging out, watching the boats drift by while catching the sunset, sipping margaritas and mojitos.”

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GLEN COVE Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center

100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, 516571-8040, ext. 105. Volunteer & internship opportunities in education, special events, and marketing.

HAUPPAUGE Long Island Cares

10 Davids Dr., 631582-FOOD. Volunteer by sorting food, organizing food drives, doing administrative work and participating in special events to help battle hunger on Long Island. www.licares.org

HUNTINGTON STATION Mothers Against Drunk Driving Long Island 33 Walt Whitman Rd. Suite 307, 631-5476233 www.madd.org

EAST NORTHPORT League for Animal Protection of Huntington 104 Deposit Rd., 631-757-4517. www.

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HAMPTON BAYS Dominican Sisters Family Health Services

103-6 Montauk Highway. 631-728-0937 www.dsfhs.org Volunteers needed to drive clients to medical appointments, help with shopping, assist with fundraising events, run the thrift shop and much more.

NEW HYDE PARK Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

267-07 76th Ave. 516-775-5683 www. rmhlongisland.org Give back as an inhouse volunteer, prepare a home-cooked meal, visit residents in hospitals, or do a number of other things to help out the charity.

OLD WESTBURY North Shore Land Alliance

151 Post Road, 516-626-0908 www. northshorelandalliance.org

Volunteer as a photographer, a preserve monitor, an outdoor educator/naturalist, a land steward and much more.

ALBERTSON The Henry Viscardi School

201 I. U. Willets Road 516-465-1675. www. hvs.k12.ny.us The Henry Viscardi School is a teaching community committed to helping students with severe physical disabilities and other medical impairments to become active and independent members of society.

MINEOLA Island Harvest Food Bank 199 Second St., 516-294-8528. www. islandharvest.org Island Harvest is looking for food runners to pick up food from commercial food donors and take it to the local food bank.

WOODBURY Cold Spring Hills

Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation 378 Syosset-Woodbury Road, 516-622-7749. coldspringhills.net Volunteers 14 years and older need to visit and work with residents.

ISLANDWIDE Sierra Club, LI Group

516-826-0801 www. lisierraclub.org From educational presentations to political activism to outdoor activities, the Long Island sub-entity of the national Sierra Club has something for everyone who want to preserve and protect the natural environment.

SYOSSET Last Hope, Inc Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

631-425-1884 www. lasthopeanimalrescue. org Volunteers needed to help take care of injured animals, must be 16 years or older.

MINEOLA BUDDY Mentoring Program

114 Old Country Rd., Suite 114 516-7472606. www.licadd.com The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence is looking for volunteers to work with children

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MELVILLE Little Shelter Bingo Saturdays

HAUPPAUGE BiasHELP, Inc.

60 Adams Ave. 631479-6015. www. biashelp.org Volunteers are needed to distribute outreach materials, update content on the website, speak at educational events and help at special events.

HUNTINGTON STATION National Alliance for Autism Research/ Autism Speaks

110 Bingo Hall (Camelot Hall Building), 585 Broadhollow Road. The doors open at 9 a.m., selling starts at 9:30 a.m. and the game starts at 10:30 a.m. 631-368-8770, ext. 206. Little Shelter animal rescue and adoption center needs volunteers for their fundraiser bingo every Saturday morning.

GARDEN CITY Long Island Children’s Museum

11 Davis Ave., 516224-5853 licm.org Individuals are asked to work one day a week, 3.5-4 hours a day, during the museum’s hours of operation.

STONY BROOK Long Island State Veterans Home

100 Patriots Road. 631-444-8590 www. listateveteranshomes. org This nursing facility serving U.S. armed forces veterans has a myriad of volunteer opportunities, including recreational activity providers, clerical assistants, decorators

BELLMORE Long Island Crisis Center

2740 Martin Ave. 516-826-0244 www. longislandcrisiscenter. org Looking for volunteer counselor assistants and counselors.

OYSTER BAY Planting Fields Arboretum

Planting Fields Road. 516-922-8670 www. plantingfields.org Volunteers needed to help preserve a beautiful part of Long Island’s heritage.

MIDDLE ISLAND The STAR Foundation

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CARLE PLACE 2nd Annual Casino Night @ Chateau

per golfer or $1,300 for four. There is a dinner package available for $75 per person.

MON 7.30

Walk Vineyards, 231 Montauk Highway. 6:30-10:30 p.m. 631-801-2233; $125 per person or $1,150 for a table of 10. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The event includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine, a martini bar, a silent auction and raffles.

Briand 440 Old Country Road. 516-2248184. 6-11 p.m. To benefit Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center. $100 per person. The event will include delicious food, drinks, casino games and prizes.

Northport Bay, leaving from Asharoken Beach for Knollwood Beach at 9 a.m. www. memoryswim.org The Memories Swim raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease research.

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Bay Country Club, Skillman Avenue. 631564-0447. Presented by the Texting Awareness Foundation. Early birds can start at 6:30 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. there is a Shotgun Tee Off. Registration is $325

Kolm Field, Intersection of Old Country Road and Plainview Road, $500 donation per team. Team application form is online at www.michaelmagrofoundation. com. 516-578-8283. dmusinski@hotmail.

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16 Main St. 516-4892322. ext. 1251. www. mhanc.org If acting is one of your passions, join the Players, an improvisational theater troupe that performs vignettes to show audiences what it’s like to live with a psychiatric disability.

HUNTINGTON Have a Heart Children’s Cancer Society

164 Main St. www. haveaheartcharity.org Have a Heart assists the families of children with cancer by helping with medical bills, treatments, equipment, transportation and household expenses.

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SOUTHOLD Christmas in August Wine Tasting Reception @ Corey Creek Vineyard, 45470 Main Rd., 6-9 p.m. 631647-3100, ext. 185. Proceeds from the Family Service League

Jacob’s Light Foundation

116 Nadia Court. www. jacobsprogram.org Jacob’s Light sends packages to troops overseas, and is looking for people to write letters to soldiers. The letter should start with “Dear Soldier” and should not mention anything political or upsetting. Email info@jacobsprogram. org for more information.

SMITHTOWN Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind

631-930-9000, www. guidedog.org “Puppy walkers” are essential for this organization that trains and provides guide dogs to the visually impaired free of charge. Veterinary services and training provided to volunteers who choose to raise the puppies in their homes.

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AMAGANSETT Paddlers for Humanity Hosts Stand-Up Paddle Team Challenge @ Fresh Pond Beach, East Hampton, 2-4 p.m. 917-8343888, www.p4h.org A three-person three-mile stand-up paddle relay race with donations to benefit projects and programs for children. Cost to participate for each team is $300.

THU 8.26 ELMONT Love Jpep Girls Night Out @ Villa

Umberto, 90 Meacham Ave., 6-10 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at door. 516-640-0278. www. lovejpepblog.com A portion of the tickets sold will go to fund school supplies for underprivileged and foster children on Long Island. Donations of school supplies are welcomed and encouraged.

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Food Donations HEMPSTEAD The Mary Brennan Inn

Drop-off: 100 Madison Avenue, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. or 2-4 p.m. Contact Toni Ebron, tebron@the-inn.org or 516.486.6243. The Inn needs sandwiches and nonperishable goods such as peanut butter, rice and pasta.

ISLAND-WIDE Neil’s Wheels Ongoing Food Collection

Long Island Cares has partnered with Neil’s Wheels to battle L.I. hunger. Wheels will collect non-perishable food items. Visit www. neilswheelsny.com or call 973-224-1132 to find your nearest dropoff location.

HAUPPAUGE Hauppauge Public Library Drop-Off Location for LI Cares

Drop-off location: 601 Veterans Hwy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 1-5 p.m. 631.979.1600

RIVERHEAD, COMMACK, BAYPORT SC Girl Scouts 100th Year Anniversary Food Drive

Drop-off location: 442 Moreland Rd., Commack; 1500 Lakeview Ave., Bayport; 854 E Main St., Riverhead. The Suffolk County Girl Scouts have opened their doors for a yearlong drive. Each month they will collect a different most-needed item for LI Cares. Call the location to find out what they’re seeking this month and when you can drop it off.

NORTH BABYLON Town of Babylon Food Pantry

Drop-off location: Babylon Town Hall Annex, 281 Phelps Lane, Room #12. 631-4227642.

NORTHPORT, CENTERREACH, PATCHOGUE, BELLMORE Goodwill Ongoing Food Drive

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ISLAND-WIDE Marshalls Department Store’s OnGoing Food Drive

Locations include Stony Brook, East Islip, Huntington, Commack, Patchogue, Jericho, Massapequa, Miller Place, Melville, West Babylon, Syosset and Shirley. Drop off during regular store hours.

ISLAND-WIDE Old Navy’s Ongoing Food Drive

Nine Old Navy locations will be collecting food for LI Cares including Bay Shore, West Babylon, Levittown, Bohemia, Commack, Lake Grove, Hicksville, Westbury and Huntington. Drop off during regular store hours.

Toy Donations

WYANDANCH Gerald J. Ryan, Outreach Center Toy Collection Drop-off location at 1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch. Hours: Mon-Fri; 9:30 am – 3:30 p.m. The Outreach is wellknown for its charity for the less fortunate. Help them give more by donating toys to the organization. Call Noelle Campbell at 631-643-7591.

CENTER MORICHES Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 677, Center Moriches, NY 11934. For drop offs, contact Bridget at 631-8781070. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a LI summer camp for children with both physical and developmental special needs, is accepting monetary donations as well as supplies including tables, chairs, air conditioners and more (items listed on their website at www.campaquatuck.com).

ROOSEVELT Bethany House

Drop-off location at 102 White House Ave. Bethany House is accepting new toys for children ages 2-12. Call for info: 516-8686866.

FREEPORT Woodward Children’s Center Drop-off location at 201 W. Merrick Road, Woodward is seeking new and gently used toys, especially for older children. Call 516-379-0900.

Toys of Hope

Accepting donations to purchase toys, clothing, books, and other things that will make the kids smile. Visit www. toysofhope.org or email brian@toysofhope.org.

Veteran’s Donations BAY SHORE United Veterans Beacon House

Drop-off location at 1715 Union Boulevard, Bay Shore. Hours: Mon–Fri; 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. Help veterans by donating bedding, food, gift cards, toiletries, household goods, or any daily necessities. Call 631-665-1571, or visit www.uvbh.com.

STONY BROOK Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) at Stony Brook University LISVH is asking for fold-up tables, a Wii console, karaoke machine and microphones, dry erase boards, CD and DVD players, wheel-chair

cup holders, and more. To find out what else is on LISVH’s wish-list go to www.listateveteranshome.org or email Jonathan at jonathan. spier@stonybrook.edu.

ISLAND-WIDE Vietnam Veterans of America Drop-off location: P.O. Box 518, Farmingville. Drop off at all hours. VVA is an organization dedicated to the homeless, and is willing to pick up items from your home. They accept clothing, bedding, shoes, small appliances, furniture, TV’s, radios, and other items you wish to give. Call 1-800-7758387, or 631-9248088, or visit www. vva.org to plan your donation.

Pets

EAST NORTHPORT League of Animal Protection Supply Drive @ Grateful Paw Cat Shelter

104 Deposit Road. Tuesday through Sunday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 631757-4517 The League of Animal Protection needs the following items: firstclass postage stamps; post-card postage stamps; white copy paper; pens; notepads; #10 envelopes; file folders; paper towels; paper plates; toilet paper; laundry detergent; bleach; clay litter; and canned and dry food for cats and dogs.

Clothing

FARMINGDALE Galleria Invitations, Favors & Tuxedos

Clothing Collection

234 Route 109, Farmingdale. Drop off at regular hours. Donate your unwanted dresses to Galleria Invitations, Favors & Tuxedos. Call Joyce at 631-753-1264

FARMINGVILLE Dress For Success Clothing Collection

1 Independence Hill. Drop off on Mondays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dress for Success is a program that focuses on helping women break into the work force through coaching as well as providing new and gently used professional attire. If you have any business clothes that you would like to donate, call 631-451-9127.

GARDEN CITY Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Drop-off: 2160 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 516746-8250 As its motto says, “Seeking Charity and Justice,” the Society of St. Vincent de Paul strives to provide for those who cannot afford certain amenities. This organization asks for clothing, furniture, used vehicles and food.

SYOSSET Goodwill Industries Collection @ North Shore Synagogue 83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road, Syosset. Drop off at regular hours. Goodwill accepts gently used clothing. Visit goodwill.org.

70 Acorn Lane, Levittown. Drop off at regular hours. BBBSLI collects clothing at various locations. You can donate gently used items including clothing, coats, and shoes. Visit bbbsli.org or call 631-234-0000.

EAST NORTHPORT The Salvation Army Collection 110 Bellrose Ave. Drop off at regular hours. This organization accepts clothing, coats and shoes. For more information go to www.satruck.org or call 1-631-368-1170 to arrange a pick up.

HOLTSVILLE Brookhaven Roe YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Clothing Collection @ Brookhaven Roe YMCA

155 Buckley Road in Holtsville. Drop off at regular hours. 100 percent of the net proceeds from this clothing bin will support both Brookhaven Roe YMCA and BBBSLI. For more information call 631-289-4440 or go to Bbbsli.org. ROSLYN Junior League of Long Island @ The Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop. 561-4840485 Drop-off: 1395 Northern Boulevard. They accept donations 24/7 with a clothing bin located behind the store. They also accept furniture during store hours. The JLLI is an organization of women dedicated to improving the potential of women and the community.

WOODBURY & ST. JAMES Birthday Wishes of LI

Drop-off locations at 835 Middle Country Road, St. James, and 49 Colgate Lane, Woodbury. Help make a small difference in a child’s life by giving them a gift. Call 516-680-7990.

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by Psychicdeb

LEO

AQUARIUS

July 23 to August 22

This is a time for social activities and communication with siblings, neighbors and friends. Lots of short distance traveling for pleasure is likely during this period while Venus conjuncts your Sun.

VIRGO

January 20 to February 18

A sudden, unexpected short trip to visit siblings, friends or group associations may be necessary to establish harmony in relationships during this transit. This is a good period for writing or lecturing on occult subjects.

PISCES

August 23 to September 22

Your solar return sets the cycle for the next twelve months. Increased vitality, self-confidence and personal leadership are evident. Enjoy the spotlight.

LIBRA

September 23 to October 22

Venus indicates kindness and consideration to and from friends, along with humanitarian feelings toward people in general. Volunteer work can feel very rewarding to you now.

SCORPIO

October 23 to November 21

The strong influence of Pluto can cause a major change in attitude toward siblings, neighbors and friends. There is a need for regeneration of personal thinking patterns.

SAGITTARIUS

November 22 to December 21

After the last period of the T-square to your natal Sun, things will quiet down more. Jupiter will reveal a favorable period for harmony in marriage and partnerships of all kinds. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take your partner for granted.

CAPRICORN

February 19 to March 20

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t promise more than you can deliver. Venus brings harmony in your working environment and relationships. There is also an increased personal attractiveness through improved health and personal adornment, especially due to the purchase of beautiful clothing.

Aries

March 21 to April 19

Be prepared to be busy as a result of renewed business activity, increased involvement in matters of your finances and the elimination of old conditions and the creation of new ones.

TAURUS

April 20 to May 20

Venus moving through your 4th house indicates a need for family social gatherings and social, artistic and romantic activities in the home. You may want to overindulge in domestic luxuries now.

GEMINI

May 21 to June 20

Mercury will make you concerned with the education of children. You will enjoy literary art forms and intellectual pleasures during this transit.

CANCER

December 22 to January 19

Your ruling planet Saturn has been squaring your natal Sun for quite some time. This may result in a promotion or public recognition for your professional achievements. You will be given increased responsibility in relationships with superiors.

June 21 to July 22

Frustration of personal ambitions and a need for self-expression is characteristic of Saturn squaring your Sun. This can be an unfavorable time for social and romantic activity.

CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR YOUR RISING SIGN AS WELL Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for more than 25 yrs. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions and she is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. www.astro-mate.org

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Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue

Funny Fiance Gift The “Anti-Cheating Ring” is sure to keep your man in line if he should decide to stray! This titanium wedding ring might look like any ol’ wedding band, but there’s negative engraving on the inside, so if by any chance your hubby slides his ring off, a mark is left on the skin reading, “I’m Married”. ($550, TheCheeky.com)

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Wedding Centerpieces

Natural plants and herbs are replacing tall floral arrangements as centerpieces. Wedding herbs like rosemary, sage, myrtle, and ivy that have been used for centuries are once again growing in popularity. Herbs also carry special meanings which can bring another dimension to the wedding celebration when their legends are shared with family and friends. “They want to be more into nature,” says Francesca Leonardini, owner of Dazzling Affairs in Mineola. “There has been a surge in using plants or illuminating flowers with natural elements such as moss, stones, and branches. Brides and grooms are looking to do something different. I think everything else has been played out,” she added. The best part about the centerpieces is they’re totally DIY. Just remember to water the herbs a day or two before the big day so they’re fragrant and lush! kexquisitetouch.com

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Unique Venues Couples who are looking for a modern yet vintage wedding reception are choosing barns as their venue! Decorators and wedding planners are transforming barns from simple shabby-chic to all-out elegance. You don’t have to live in the Midwest, there are beautiful and unique barn venues right here on LI! The Barn at Vineyard’s Edge in Mattituck offers relaxed charm that can only be found on a farm. Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue also offers a barn-like venue with beautiful vaulted ceilings. Amy Finno, senior vice president of events at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue says, “Outdoor spaces like the pavilion at Bedell Cellars are wonderful for hosting weddings. It allows the client the opportunity to take a beautiful raw space and transform it into something truly magical.”

Honeymoon Keepsake

Honeymoon trinkets and knickknacks are fun to buy and display, but a one-of-a-kind piece of wall art will truly capture your special trip together as newlyweds. This craft is simple and something that you can work on together: Find the perfect spot on the beach with smooth damp sand and make a handprint with your left hand. Then, have your husband do the same with his hand about an inch away. Next, take your rings off and position them upright in the sand in the imprint of both of your ring fingers (do this a good distance from the water!). Snap a few photos of your sand art and at home, have your unique honeymoon keepsake beautifully matted and framed!

Wedding Favors Many couples are foregoing the traditional wedding favor for a gift that is unique and meaningful. Handwritten notes have taken the place of favors at each place setting indicating that a charitable donation was made in the guest’s honor. Couples who wish to make a wedding donation to their favorite charity and still bestow their guests with a fabulous favor are giving favors that also give back. Wild Wines, a program used by Volunteers for Wildlife, Inc. in Lattingtown donates a portion of the proceeds from wine purchases to wildlife rescue and care like for resident owl Duncan (pictured, photo credit: Carlos Varon). More than $1.7 million has been donated to Wild Wines since 2007, according to Craig Bourque, their director of retail operations.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue This 14-karat Gold and Diamond Edwardian Flower Pin features a 1.55 carat diamond center stone surrounded by more than 81 smaller diamonds and makes for the perfect sparkling addition to a belt or an updo. ($7,950, Antiques and Jewels on Main, Huntington, AntiquesAndJewels.com) 60

The Judith Leiber Crystal Cake Minaudiere is a stunning and unique clutch for the bride. The tripletiered crystal cake is simply gorgeous. ($6,995, JudithLeiber.com)

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The Decades Vintage Chanel CC Pearl Necklace is a classic strand of designer pearls valued at $1,996 that you can rent for your big day. Once ordered, you’ll receive the necklace (or other items that you choose) two days prior to your wedding so you can wear them to the rehearsal dinner, too! ($225, RentTheRunway.com)

Vince Camuto Grady Ocean Gold Heels are the perfect something blue. After all, Olympian blue is the hue of 2012! ($139, Vince Camuto, Plainview and Manhasset, VinceCamuto.com) July / August 2012


New LingerieInspired Bridal Line Richard Nicoll’s Diamonds may be forever, but they aren’t as popular as they once were for engagement rings. Now, many brides-to-be desire colored stones, especially rubies. “People are looking for alternative gemstones,” says David Lash, owner of Northeast Gemological Corp. in Huntington. He adds that most people opting for the unique colored gemstone engagement ring are doing so thanks to celebrities like Kate Middleton (sapphire) and Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg (ruby).

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Like Cinderella’s glass slippers, shoes are of the utmost importance (even if they spend all day hiding under a giant ball gown!) and brides everywhere search near and far for the perfect pair. Christian Louboutin is making dreams come true by teaming up with Disney to create an updated version of the princess’s famous glass slippers, in celebration of the re-release of Cinderella later this fall. The heels are drenched in Swarovski crystals, butterflies and lace but may remain just a dream to most of us. The heels are part of a special giveaway and only a few lucky ladies will score a pair!

Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Studios

Did you know a sapphire is the same mineral, Corundum, as a ruby but a different color, therefore a different name? Dream Wedding Day Heels

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Bridal Braids Braids are the newest bridal “do” including the classic mermaid braid, sexy back braid and the milkmaid braid. The renewed interest in braids is thanks to both famous movie and TV characters like Khaleesi from Game of Thrones for example. Tomy B, owner of Tomy B Salon in Westbury agrees, “Hit TV shows and movies have a major influence on hair and fashion.” Richard Calcasola, owner of Maximus Salon in Carle Place also thanks entertainment for popularizing the style. He explains more extravagant options, “You can accessorize braids with beautiful pearls, gold ribbon, string, rhinestones,” and raves of the rewards of bridal braids, “While dancing and posing, the hairstyle just stays together better.”

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highly anticipated collection “Tie the Knot” recently hit TopShop stores featuring a cool mix of sexy and modern wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses in shades of white and pink. His collection uses silk, lace and sheer and bear his signature clean lines. “These pieces are perfect as party dresses too, if you’re not the marrying kind,” said Nicoll. ($180 to $700, Topshop stores and Topshop.com)

Dresses

Finally, some astute women have figured out that white is not their most flattering color, so they’re wearing some unexpected hues down the aisle. Pale pink and even bold black gowns have been shown on the runway recently, but take it from Vera Wang, red is the color for the standout bride. For the more traditional bride who wants a trendier look, many are looking at Carolina Herrera’s 2013 Spring line that includes beautiful ivories and soft champagnes that give a little kick to a centuries old custom. “Designers want to be a little more creative and introduce something fresh,” says Cristina De Marco, senior buyer at Bridal Reflections in Carle Place. De Marco adds, “Blush is the color that is moving forward.” If straying too far from tradition makes you blush, you can always choose a classic white gown and add a splash of color like actress Drew Barrymore, when she accessorized with a black satin belt. While some wedding trends seem to fade as quickly as they arrive, it’s a safe bet brides who are looking for a distinctive look on their special day will be opting for some color.

Scarlett strapless Vera Wang ballgown with tulle panel skirt and embellished flange appliqué and hand-rolled floral, Chantilly lace detail.

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Desserts Mini-delicacies served in shot glasses are on the hot list, not only are they delicious, they allow guests to mix, mingle or dance the night away! Cakes, mousses and parfaits are being downsized to a delicious bite that satisfies your sweet tooth and leaves you guilt free. “You’re seeing a lot of dessert tables, people are looking for a variety,” explains Monica Tarantino of Bellmore-based A Taste Of Home Bakery, who says cookie bars are super popular right now. “Everyone wants something a little different.” Tarantino says brides are still opting for a cake, it’s just smaller and now accompanied by individual pastries and desserts. One of the most popular choice petite desserts are cake pops that have “popped” up on the wedding scene and are a cute alternative to a traditional wedding cake or as a favor to take home. Quintessential Cookies in Northport has created an array of goodies including a special “Wedding Cake Pop”. “Cake pops are the perfect favor,” explains Jesse Gerlitz of the Northport shop. The Sugar Boutique in Oceanside also makes customizable cake pops including a bride and groom-styled cake pop treat!

Healthy Wedding Food

An extravagant spread of food at your wedding reception doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your waistline or your health. “Vegetarian dishes used to be served as an option, but now it’s almost mandatory,” says Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs & Caterers in Glen Cove. “People are more health-conscious and they want to carry it through on their big day.” Instead of empty calories, fat and carbohydrates, opt for chilled shrimp cocktail or seared ahi tuna on a cool cucumber. Go for the red wine instead of the sugary white. Instead of Caesar salad with mashed potatoes and an entrée filled with saturated fats, go for a healthy meal consisting of fish or chicken served with fresh, steamed or grilled local vegetables. Yum! milieuli.com

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There’s a first time for everything. Marriage, the birth of a child, coming of age, retirement. These milestones help shape who we are. We wanted to mark some of these moments with a collection of ideas you can use to commemorate that special time.

Bridal Shower

Gift Idea: Rustic Engraved Personalized Cake Holder features a birchwood and walnut finish, hand engraved with the the couple’s initials in a heart and arrow. Cut the wedding cake and afterwards it can be used as a candle holder in the couple’s home. ($59.99, Etsy.com/shop/BraggingBags) Engraved Engagement Wedding Ring features a small wood heart personalized with the couple’s initials. ($19.99) Posh Party Favors: Dirty Blonde Cocktails make a perfect shower favor with flavors like Raspberry Flirtini and Peach Passion Bellini. The 100 percent premium sparkling white wine with all natural flavors, come in cute 2-pack totes for easy grab and go.  Pick up a pack for each guest at Bridgehampton’s McNamara Liquors or Montauk’s Montauk Wines & Liquors ($7.95, DirtyBlondeCocktails.com)

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Food Favors: The Sugar Chic offers online shoppers precious party favors made locally. Custom cookies include the Christening Gown Cookie Favor ($3.50 includes cello bag and ribbon) or the Monogram Cross Cookie Favor that features the child’s first initial. ($3-4 each, includes cello bag and ribbon color of choice. (TheSugarChic.com)

Retirement

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are two guests or fifty each wedding is designed to reflect the style and personality of the couple, and since we only host one wedding on any given day we are able to provide the level of attention and detail necessary to create an unforgettable event.” If couples are looking for a larger resort to host a wedding, both the Radisson Aruba and the Hyatt Regency Aruba are excellent choices. “Their grounds are definitely the nicest of the larger hotels on the island,” said Gemore. “My advice would be to book your reservations early because they fill up quickly, and airfare will get more expensive if you wait too long.” If a couple doesn’t have their own wedding planner, the hotels in Aruba will often provide you with your own. The friendly people, great restaurants, and guaranteed great weather make Aruba a popular alternative for a destination wedding.

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A happy couple exchange vows at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort in Aruba.

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Seaside Affair

Southern Hospitality Devon & Cole Ferraro

David Kilmnick & Robert Vitelli

Married on June 30, 2012 at the bride’s childhood home in East Setauket. Inspiration: Devon’s mother is from the south, so she wanted to blend a casual homey vibe with the tradition of a southern wedding.  

Wedding Date: Sept. 2, 2012 Land’s End in Sayville overlooking the Great South Bay Inspiration: The couple wanted to celebrate their life on Long Island and their love for the beach, sand and water.

A One-Of-A-Kind Keepsake: As a “guest book” Devon and Cole had their guests sign a wooden table that will be placed in the couple’s home.

INVITATIONS: Le tter pressed punc tuated with depic seagrass, seagull tio s, starfish and Ad irondack chairs in ns of grey, emphasize navy and the seaside theme .

A tent was setup over the tennis court in the backyard for the 165 guests. White, cream and celadon green floral arrangements were used throughout the space. The Food: Guests enjoyed shrimp & grits as the first course, family style salad and a buffet-style dinner.

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The pineapple is a symbol meaning “welcome” and was used throughout the wedding. The invitations featured a gold pineapple and Devon hand-painted a pineapple on glass Mason jars for the guest’s favors. Devon wore gold Kate Spade Hula Too sandals adorned with a pineapple-shaped cluster of crystals.

A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Since the couple has been at the forefront in the fight for marriage equality In New York, their close group of friends insisted that they demonstrate their official union with a symbolic gesture. At the ceremony, Robert and David will read their vows and then roll them up and place them inside a corked glass bottle. Symbolically, they hope their “love notes” will be put out into the world to spread the message of love and equality for everyone. July / August 2012


Second Chances

Tina and Scott Sammis

Wedding Date: May 19, 2012 Raphael Winery, Peconic. “We only looked there, we fell in love with it,” explains Tina. Inspiration: The second marriage for both, they wanted to celebrate finding love again.

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