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veryone has that last marker before they arrive home. If you are in Amagansett, that beacon is Balsam Farms farmstand. Twelve years ago, this was the tiny, summer-only hobby of two impassioned Cornelleducated school chums. By Memorial Day, an antique red tractor would make its way out to a cleared corner at the intersection of Town and Windmill Lanes. The rickety wagon, filled to the brim with veggies, stood proud and defiant, alone in the field. Today, this burgeoning working farm boasts more than 40 employees, 55 leased acres, and 17 tractors. Acting as ardent stewards of the land they till, Alex Balsam and Ian Calder-Piedmonte have nurtured their hobby into a profitable, sustainable, community-supported farming business, with both wholesale and retail components. Balsam Farms’ produce is highlighted on the menus of 40 restaurants along the South Fork, including the acclaimed Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton. Its continued success has helped raise much-needed attention to open-space and farmland preservation issues on the East End, and has proved that farming can, in fact, be a viable career on Long Island. Every time I take that right onto Town Lane, there is a hint in the air of whatever is in season, whether it be the spicy aroma of the purple Thai basil or the tempting sweetness of the red raspberries. I crane my neck to make out whatever else has just been harvested. With the glimpse of the old red tractor and a peek at the daily chalk-scrawled surfboard produce-of-the-week menu, that quintessential Hamptons experience of exhaling from city life unfolds effortlessly. Am I really just a couple of hours from Midtown? Balsam Farms stands as a stalwart reminder that the American dream is very much alive and well in the East End, that the movement toward sustainable living has not forgotten us, and that for all of my fellow Amaganseans, we are truly home. Balsam Farms, Windmill and Town
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July 25-31, 2014
60 A Hamptons Sanctuary Synagogue and sun salutations combine with Associate Rabbi Hanniel Levenson.
10 Landmark 26 From the Editor-in-Chief 28 From the Publisher 30 … Without Whom This Issue Would Not Have Been Possible 37 Invited 46 The List 48 The To-Do List
Superlatives 56 Lady Gala Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff is honored this month at the Unconditional Love Dinner Dance for her work with the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.
60 A Hamptons Sanctuary Associate Rabbi Hanniel Levenson mixes yoga and meditation with the study of Judaism at The Jewish Center of the Hamptons.
62 The Naturals Fragrance entrepreneur Leilani Bishop and builder Jack Luber live in perfect harmony in Amagansett.
64 Wine & Good Spirits Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s winemaker, Roman Roth, raises a glass to celebrate the James Beard Foundation.
Singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson sings the praises of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, which hosts its annual gala in Sagaponack this weekend.
68 Animal Instinct The North Shore Animal League America’s new Bianca’s Furry Friends expansion honors the late bulldog of animal activist Beth Ostrosky Stern.
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66 Striking a Chord
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Builder Jack Luber and fragrance entrepreneur Leilani Bishop were attracted by the beach lifestyle of the Hamptons.
Culture 72 Arabian Nights The spirit of Sheherazade inspires the theme of this year’s Watermill Center summer benefit.
74 Take Charge! One of the summer’s most eagerly anticipated events, Super Saturday, the annual shopping benefit, kicks off this weekend in Water Mill.
76 Wonder Wall
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Artist Hunt Slonem displays his Bunny Wall and signs copies of his similarly titled tome at this year’s Art Southampton.
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July 25-31, 2014 Taste 79 Open the Lid From handmade noodles to exotic spices, Red Stixs in Water Mill offers a tantalizing blend of Asian specialties.
86 Far East Meets East End From ramen to dim sum, a plethora of Hamptons eateries offer delectable dishes with the flavors of China, Japan, and Thailand.
88 Ocean Fresh Seth Levine dishes up an Asian-inspired fluke crudo at Montauk’s Gurney’s Inn.
82 On a Roll
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Jeremy Shure curates a mouthwatering list of the best Asian dishes the Hamptons has to offer.
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106 American Dream
David Lauren recollects his upbringing in Montauk with his dad, Ralph Lauren, and the rest of the Lauren clan.
Treasures 92 Back to Basics Hamptonite Tomas Maier designs a new resort collection for casual weekends out East.
94 Pop of Pucci Shari’s Place brings bold prints into her two East End boutiques. Plus, summer shoes that capture Jackie O’s classic Hamptons style.
96 Members Only Kim Kassel and Lizzie Tisch of Suite 1521 have an eye for shopping; here, they turn that attention to the stylish boutiques of the South Fork.
98 Creative Genius A collector of beautiful baubles and chic summer pieces, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff offers her list for the East End’s shopping best.
100 Conserving Time
Features 106 American Dream The scion of fashion icon Ralph Lauren, David Lauren is helping lead his father’s company into the next frontier with groundbreaking online initiatives, a philanthropically driven collection benefitting the East Hampton Historical Society, and the launch of the first-ever Polo for Women collection.
112 Small Spaces, Big Style Designer Maria Brito created a colorful East Hampton home for a young couple looking for a beachy contrast to their sleek, minimalist apartment in the city.
118 Life’s a Beach With its beautiful beaches, top-tier shopping, gourmet dining, and proximity to Manhattan, Westhampton Beach’s popularity is rising as quickly as its property values.
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Eco-friendly timepieces from luxury watchmakers appeal to those committed to style and saving the planet.
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127 Haven Sent
15 Seaponack Drive in North Haven is both an architectural marvel and a secluded oasis.
Haute Property 127 Haven Sent The allure of North Haven is even more apparent with this newly listed manse on Seaponack Drive.
130 Castle or Cottage
134 Washed Out Urban Zen hosts a trunk show of Eskayel’s hand-painted, eco-friendly fabrics. Plus, a new linen service hits the Hamptons.
136 Shoots and Ladders Garden initiatives like The Springs Seedlings and Quail Hill Farm teach area kids about nutrition while growing their own food.
140 It Takes a Village East End brokers Caroline Sarraf and Gary DePersia share the latest trends in home selling.
Why leave home when gourmet meals, luxurious spa treatments, and interior design advice can come to you!
152 Lean & Green The Hamptons’ variety of cold-pressed juices offers a refreshing way to stay healthy this summer.
154 Mat Point Find indoor and outdoor spaces on the East End to further your yoga practice.
156 Haute Spots Gold Coast restaurants and lounges offer an array of enticing entrées and perfect pairings.
149 The Perfect Fit
158 Nature’s Palette
Alvin Valley introduces a same-day delivery service for his highly coveted tailored pants.
150 At Your Service
Bag designer Rafé Totengco shares his passion for the landscape of The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack.
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A panel of local real estate and design experts debates the merits of opulence versus minimalism in Hamptons architecture and landscape.
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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Wiith Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, David Lauren, and Hamptons Publisher Debra Halpert at the Ralph Lauren boutique in East Hampton for the event for Ricky Lauren’s Hamptons cover.
There are few families in the fashion business as iconic as the Lauren clan.
With Andy Cohen, who interviews this week cover star, David Lauren, at the shoot for Cohen’s July 2011 Hamptons magazine cover.
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT: With Beth Ostrosky Stern, who pens a “Spirit of Generosity” column in this issue, at a Hamptons event for La Perla; with Bruce Weber, who photographed David Lauren for this week’s cover; and with Julie Macklowe and Giovanna Randall at a lunch honoring Randall’s brand, Honor, at Macklowe’s home.
Patriarch Ralph has built a brand recognizable globally but with roots that are deeply local. He, his wife, Ricky, and their children, Dylan, David, and Andrew, grew up summering in the Hamptons, living first in East Hampton and now at a more remote home in Montauk. Having known and worked with the family over the years—Ralph on his Hamptons cover in 2013, Ricky on hers in 2012, and Dylan on a feature in 2012—what always stands out is their close relationship and the fact that family always comes first for them. Recently, David Lauren interviewed his mother for RL Magazine about her Hamptons-centric cookbook The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History while simultaneously making an enormous mark at the fashion house his father built. David truly understands the Follow me on Twitter at Ralph Lauren brand and its position as @samanthayanks and on the most influential American lifestyle hamptons-magazine.com brand in the world. As a former publisher and editor-in-chief (David founded Swing Magazine while attending Duke), he knows the intricacies of storytelling, which today can be just as important for a fashion label as the garments it makes. As the executive vice president of global advertising, marketing, and corporate communications at Ralph Lauren Corp., David has truly made a significant contribution with the establishment of ralphlauren.com, the expansion of other digital initiatives, and the company’s smart sponsorships at events such as Wimbledon, the Olympics, and the US Open. Photographed by Bruce Weber and interviewed by Andy Cohen, David gives Hamptons readers a lens into the brand’s focus on the first-ever women’s Polo collection, the company’s enormous global initiatives, and a local philanthropic one, namely Ralph Lauren’s new collection of weathered tees and canvas beach bags whose proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society in its support of restoring Hedges Barn. Read all about it on page 106. Be well, dress well…
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With Beth Ostrosky Stern and Fern Mallis previewing the 2014 La Perla swimsuit collection at our Hamptons magazine event at Harlow in Sag Harbor.
At the Gotham magazine cover party with Niche cover artist Peter Max, also one of the artists featured in our Hamptons magazine Custom Artists Surfboard Program auction.
Celebrating Hamptons season with Morgan Shara, founder and president of MAS Creative, at the Rufus Wainwright concert at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. LEFT: With Tim Davis at the real estate roundtable discussion, which took place at The Watermill Center.
A wondrous and exciting weekend in the Hamptons awaits us all with philanthropic happenings—run by local, national, and international agents of change. Super Saturday, cofounded by Donna Karan and now in its 17th year, happens this weekend. This fun-filled day with a kids carnival, luxury raffle, photo booth, and psychic readings is best known for being the Rolls-Royce of garage sales, showcasing goods from over 200 prominent designers. All proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund; the event serves as a lasting legacy to the late Liz Tilberis and all that she did to ensure the success of OCRF. Russell Simmons’s annual gala, Art for Life, is a charity event focused on reestablishing art programs for inner-city youths. This star-studded event at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton will honor Michael Bloomberg, among others. Over in Water Mill, The Watermill Center hosts its 21st annual summer benefit. The funds raised Follow me on Twitter at will support The Watermill Center’s @debrahalpert and on year-round Artist Residency Programs, hamptons-magazine.com providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work. Finally, the 20th annual Chefs & Champagne is an annual tasting party hosted at Wölffer Estate Vineyard and organized by the James Beard Foundation, a group dedicated to educating, inspiring, and cultivating a deeper understanding of America’s diverse culinary heritage. The summer fundraiser features wines from Wölffer, beer samples, and a silent auction, and it honors popular cooking icon and Hamptons resident Bobby Flay. It’s a pleasure to have David Lauren on our cover on such a fashiondriven weekend. With the announcement of the new Polo for Women collection and pieces to benefit the East Hampton Historical Society, we are thrilled to celebrate all he and his family stand for in fashion and philanthropy. It’s not always easy to make a change, because it often means hard work, perseverance, and a shared desire to see things differently, but the outcome is almost always worth the effort. Let’s celebrate all the change agents in our villages, get out to some amazing events, and I’ll see you in town!
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Beth Ostrosky Stern Beth Ostrosky Stern has served as the national spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League America for the past 10 years, where she has volunteered and fostered countless pets. The New York Times best-selling author of the book Oh My Dog: How to Choose, Train, Groom, Nurture, Feed, and Care for Your New Best Friend, Stern writes about the NSALA in this issue’s “Spirit of Generosity” (page 68). What is special about this summer in the Hamptons?
Howard and I are fostering kittens again this year, and Howard is busy with America’s Got Talent, so our summer is quite full. What are you reading this summer? I love reading magazines by the pool: Vogue, Architectural Digest, Cat Fancy, and Hamptons, just to name a few of my faves! What is most rewarding
for you regarding your work for the North Shore Animal League America? Saving lives.
What restaurant trends are you seeing this year? Bartenders are
getting ever more creative with cocktails, even changing the list weekly in order to catch ingredients coming into season, such as berries. Everyone wants a restaurant that’s sexy, casual, but with a frisson of glamour. What is your favorite summer meal? Grilled wild
striped bass with artichokes, olives, and potatoes and grilled octopus, lobster sliders, or the lobster roll at Silver’s.
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Gary Walther has been an editor and writer specializing in luxury lifestyle for more than 25 years. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Departures, Luxury SpaFinder, and ForbesLife, where he is still a contributing editor. He also has a column called “The Hotel Detective” on Forbes.com. In this issue, Walther writes about Red Stixs in “So Many Dinners, So Little Time” on page 79.
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Andy Cohen Andy Cohen is the host and executive producer of Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live, the executive producer of the network’s Real Housewives franchise, and is the author of a memoir, Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture. Cohen interviews David Lauren for our cover story on page 106. What do you love most about summers in the Hamptons? The beach, dinners at Sam’s Bar and Restaurant, and homemade peppermint ice cream at the Perskys’ on Shelter Island. What did you enjoy most about interviewing David Lauren for our cover story? I am a huge fan of the Ralph Lauren brand and it was fun for
me to go deep with him about how he does what he does so well. What are your plans for this summer in the Hamptons? I’m
going to sit on my deck until I finish my book: The Andy Cohen Diaries: Deep Look at a Shallow Year.
Michael Braverman Michael Braverman is an editor-at-large of Hamptons and leads the real estate roundtable on page 130. An East Hampton resident for most of his life, Braverman serves on the board of directors of The Hampton Classic and The Watermill Center. His home and library are frequently used for cultural and fundraising events, including Authors Night at East Hampton Library. What are you looking forward to this summer? My favorite time
begins with opening day of The Hampton Classic and goes through the Grand Prix. I spend every day watching the competition and visiting the barns, with nice Champagne breaks. What would you suggest a first-time Hamptons visitor do? Visit the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett and see the extraordinary double dunes along the beach next to it.
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Lise Evans, Carola Jain, and Meryn Anders don their summer best for Southampton Fresh Air Home’s annual American Picnic with fireworks by Grucci.
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ourth of July at Southampton Fresh Air Home’s American Picnic has become a beloved tradition on the East End, and this year’s fireworks-filled event proved to be another memorable occasion. Guild Hall kept busy with its annual Season Spectacular event, hosted by Martin Short. Style stars gathered to celebrate Honor designer Giovanna Randall at Julie Macklowe’s Sagaponack home, while locals like Andy Cohen, Katie Lee, Rosanna Scotto, and Dylan Lauren attended the launch of Blade, a new mobile app that allows users to book helicopter services between the Hamptons and New York City.
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On June 28, Julie Macklowe invited friends to her Sagaponack home to celebrate Honor designer Giovanna Randall. Designer Rachel Fleit served as cohost and oversaw a stylish crowd that included Tricia Moffitt, Erica Samuels, Carola Jain, Lise Evans, and Chris Mack. Everyone donned their most vibrant ensembles to keep in theme with Honor’s new 2015 Resort collection.
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On June 24, Hamptonites gathered to celebrate the launch of Blade, a new mobile app that will allow users to book flights between Manhattan and the Hamptons by helicopter in as little as 30 minutes. Guests like Andy Cohen, Dylan Lauren, Katie Lee, Rosanna Scotto, Julie Macklowe, Hannah Bronfman, and Brendan Fallis mixed and mingled at The Blade Lounge before enjoying a performance by The X Factor Season 2 finalist, David Correy, who arrived by Blade helicopter.
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Sunset Dinner at Dockers Waterside
On July 8, Hamptons hosted a sunset-cocktails-and-dinner event at Dockers Waterside Restaurant in East Quogue. Friends of the magazine chatted with each other against a beautiful bayside backdrop while enjoying drinks from Peroni and Maison Belle Claire and a spectacular lobster dinner.
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Maison Belle Claire rosĂŠ provided guests with a cooling respite.
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hilanthropist and animal advocate Jean Shafiroff is one of the working with the organization that serves breast cancer patients on Long Hamptons’ most effective—and stylish—fundraisers. “I started ini- Island through educational outreach, psychological support, and paintially by getting involved with our club, which has a charitable management research. On July 19, she will chair the Fifth Annual Unconditional Love Dinner foundation; I love what we do because we give funds to the local charities that don’t have the capability to raise money on their own,” says Shafiroff Dance to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, an orgaof her role on the board of the Southampton Bath and Tennis Club’s chari- nization her youngest daughter, Elizabeth, encouraged her to start table arm. “I am very fortunate and blessed to be in the position to do this. working with. Earlier this year, Shafiroff and photographer Patrick When God gives you gifts, you have a responsibility to help out. I would McMullan hosted Pit Bulls as Pets, an event that raised awareness for the encourage everybody when they’re summering in the Hamptons to think Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s pit bull adoption program. about the people who live here full-time. We are lucky to “The shelter today has about 30 pit bulls; they come into the community and enjoy it for the summer, stay there the longest of the dogs because but I think part of being here is helping make the hospithey’re not being adopted,” says Shafiroff of the tal, the Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall, and other breed (her family has two: Bella and Daisy). “If organizations better places so that everyone can enjoy you train a dog properly and show it loving the community.” kindness, it makes a wonderful pet.” In June, Shafiroff was honored by The Ellen As vast and notable as Shafiroff’s charitable Hermanson Foundation at its Summer Solstice celebrainvolvements are the ball gowns she wears to the tion. “My mother and my grandmother had breast many galas. It’s a collection that has earned her a —JEAN SHAFIROFF cancer, so for me, it’s very emotional,” she says of continued on page 58
“Out in the Hamptons, I still feel like a young girl in many ways, and I just love life.”
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“You can also have a very quiet time with your family,” says Shafiroff, at home in Southampton.
continued from page 57 place on a number of best-dressed lists. “My collection of ball gowns will hopefully be donated to a museum either in New York or somewhere else in the United States,” says Shafiroff, who holds a place on The Museum at FIT’s Couture Council board of directors. “I want to keep them as a collection. Right now, I’m working on how I can better store them and preserve them so that in years to come, they will tell a story of the social philanthropic world in Southampton and New York.” After receiving a master’s degree from Columbia Business School, Shafiroff started a career on Wall Street in the public finance and private partnerships sector, including a stint as an associate in the corporate finance department of the New York investment-banking firm L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin. “I am so grateful for my MBA; it has helped me understand how to run a charity event,” says Shafiroff, who is currently writing a book about philanthropy, scheduled for release next year. “Even though my career was very short-lived—I only worked for three years and then stopped working to raise my children—it was invaluable.” A Long Island native, Shafiroff first discovered the Hamptons in her 20s along with two female friends. “We were all in college and rented the top of a house in Southampton, a share for every other weekend,” she says. “I had the best time of my life.” Today, she enjoys the East End with her husband, Martin, and their daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth. “As busy as all of us get in the Hamptons, you can also BELOW: A photo of Shafiroff and her husband, Martin, at have a very quiet time with your family,” says Shafiroff. “For someone one of the many galas they like myself, who likes to get involved in the community, I have so many attend; her style is similar to that of the late Jackie O. different great groups to work with, but I also love the serenity. At home, we can be as quiet as we want and I think that’s very important for most people when they go to a second home. They need to have a little peace.” Although the family lives in Southampton, Shafiroff finds something special about each of the community’s villages. “When I feel like I want to get away, I go to Sag Harbor because I feel like I’m in New England,” she confesses. “I also love going to Sunset Beach on Shelter Island. I love going out to East Hampton to Nick & Toni’s. It’s great driving around playing tourist. Out in the Hamptons, I still feel like a young girl in many ways, and I just love life.” H
SHAFIROFF SAYS *on fitness in the Hamptons “I eat a lot of greens and drink green juices, too. I work out at Physique 57, Exhale, and then I also like to go bicycle riding along Meadow Lane.”
*on the best of Southampton “I love the sense of community and I love the people. At Wyandanch Beach, the water is beautiful, the sand is beautiful—it’s just transformative.”
*on her shopping stops “I love Sequin, Jennifer Miller, Michael Kors, Hollis Reh & Shariff, and I live in Schmidt’s for the summer, buying produce. I also love Tate’s Bake Shop. Every week I’m generally there buying cakes and cookies— everything you shouldn’t eat, but we buy them anyway.”
*on her summer splurge “I love the Ralph Lauren store. I’m absolutely crazy about his new pocketbook, The Soft Ricky Bag. I think it’s just fabulous.”
*on being a stay-at-home mom “I enjoyed that part of my life and feel that the rearing of my two daughters was very important. Jacqueline just completed her master’s in social work at NYU and Elizabeth is graduating from the International Center of Photography. I’m very proud of what they’re doing.”
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BEACH PATROL Associate Rabbi Hanniel Levenson starts each day with a walk on Main Beach.
practicing member of the clergy, and, since late last summer, as associate rabbi at The Jewish Center of the Hamptons, has been integrating his own modern take on Judaism into the synagogue’s community. This season, he’s added a program that relies on some of his secular fields of expertise—like yoga and personal training, which he’s been accredited to teach since 2008; meditation; and a fervent love of the beach—into the center’s offerings. Some of what’s included, like regular ThursdayFinding night gatherings, are held on Georgica inspiration: Vintage Pink. “It’s Beach; other outdoor gatherings, like a a nice tchotchke weekly yoga class on Thursdays, are held on store. I go there the synagogue’s grounds. Indoors, there are [for] my incense communal get-togethers that use The Jewish and charms.” Center in unorthodox ways, such as a bareIt’s a dog’s life: foot Saturday-afternoon yoga session in the Levenson starts main sanctuary, right near the Torah and hot every day with a walk on Main Vinyasa Flow yoga on Wednesdays. “I don’t Beach with his know how many people have been in a sancdog, Yoyo, a tuary with their shoes off, but the tradition is rescue pit bull mix. that the whole ground is holy,” he says. “Moses took off his shoes at the Burning Bush because the ground is holy.” For Levenson, blending religion with his other passions—like fitness, art, and the environment—is a logical evolution. While studying for his ordination, he taught yoga; he also has a master’s degree from Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy. During the winter months, he commutes between the Hamptons and Bushwick, where he paints large colorful canvases that have been exhibited in gallery spaces in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Although some purists might see integrating Judaism and yoga as unkosher, Levenson disagrees. “I see yoga as a form of prayer,” he says. “Prayer can be a daunting ASSOCIATE RABBI HANNIEL LEVENSON COMBINES SECULAR thing. My experience has been that the way into a deeper STUDIES WITH THE JEWISH CENTER OF THE HAMPTONS’ spiritual practice is to start with a stretch of the body.” Levenson’s goal is, ultimately, the same as that of most RELIGIOUS PRACTICE. BY RACHEL FELDER clergymen: to offer people an accessible, unintimidating, and meaningful environment in which to connect to both eet Associate Rabbi Hanniel Levenson and he’s just as likely to be God and society. “It’s just about bringing the community together in all differwearing flip-flops and a tank top as a dark suit and yarmulke; he’s in a ent places and in all different ways, which is what I think a Jewish center is yoga pose as often as he’s immersed in Talmudic prayer; and, at 32, about,” he says. “I want to offer different pathways in.” 44 Woods Lane, East he’s decades younger than the majority of rabbis. But Levenson is, indeed, a Hampton, 324-9858; jcoh.org H
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hen Leilani Bishop and Jack Luber first met, romance was not exactly in the air. “We were at a friend’s football party, which is funny, as neither of us were football fans at the time,” laughs Bishop. Regardless, what began as a friendship grew into a romance that’s still going strong 20 years later. The couple has since settled in Amagansett, where Luber owns Shell & Core (shellandcore.com), a design and building firm, and Bishop oversees her eponymous fragrance line (leilanibishop.com). “When we first met, Jack had a house in Montauk and had been coming out East since he was 17, so he introduced me to the area,” says Bishop, who grew up in Hawaii. “We fell in love with Amagansett while driving through it all those years on our way out to Montauk,” she says. After getting married, the couple spent time in Los Angeles and Kauai, but they felt the pull back to the East Ideal Hamptons day: “We love to Coast when it was time for their son, Cassius, to start go to La Brisa in school. “We knew we were ready to move back east, but Montauk for we also wanted to continue the beach lifestyle of Kauai,” lunch and then says Bishop of their decision to plant roots (and build swing by the businesses) in the Hamptons. shop at Melet Mercantile.” Bishop’s scents are comprised of single-note f loral oils Surf’s up: “We’ll housed in feminine glass bottles and inspired by her head to the trailer upbringing in Hawaii. “I grew up in a family that was very park just east of interested in past cultures,” says Bishop. “I wanted the Ditch Plains.” bottle to feel like a piece you might covet from a f lea marQuiet time: “We ket or antiques store.” love Indian Wells The bohemian vibe of Bishop’s line creates a yin-yang and Atlantic moment when compared to the spare, modern aesthetic of Beaches in Amagansett.” Luber’s designs. “I’ve always been inspired by minimal, modernist designs,” says Luber, who cites architect Richard Neutra as one of his main influences. Most recently, Luber completed the Springs home of artist Nick Weber, where he created a 1,500-square-foot live/work space made of steel, glass, polished concrete, and ebony-stained wood. In July, Luber, along with several business partners, will launch a new fashion venture, a line of super-soft loungewear called Lzy Rbt (short for “lazy rabbit” and sold at lzyrbt.com). Like most year-round residents, Bishop and Luber admit they tend to avoid the influx of people over the summer months and favor spending quality time with the family over hanging out in the latest hot spot. “In the summer it’s all about surfing, boat trips, and great dinners with friends,” says Bishop. “Anything that helps us avoid the crowds and gets us out in nature.” H
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Wine & Good Spirits WINEMAKER ROMAN ROTH UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD PAIRINGS, SUCH AS CHEFS & CHAMPAGNE TO BENEFIT THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION. beyond who care deeply about sourcing wine and food from quality local producers. It’s their creative cuisine, thoughtful menus, and locavore ethic that have encouraged people to move from just consuming food and drink to celebrating it as well as the place and people they come from. To me, that’s the essence of the James Beard Foundation and its annual Chefs & Champagne Hamptons tasting party. Chefs & Champagne demonstrates the important mission of the James Beard Foundation: to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. Continuing the legacy of our winery’s founder, Christian Wölffer, we help to further this worthy mission with the Christian Wölffer Scholarship to support food and wine studies. The aspiring chef or sommelier receiving this year’s award will be announced at Chefs & Champagne. Proudly hosted by Wölffer Estate Vineyard
BELOW FROM LEFT: Christian Wölffer Scholarship recipient Dynia Mariano; 2010 Chefs & Champagne honoree Martha Stewart; 2011 honoree Emeril Lagasse; Christian Wölffer Scholarship recipients Christina Cassel and Mercedes Wilby with Roman Roth; and 2014 honoree Bobby Flay.
Guests at the 2014 Chefs & Champagne event will enjoy glasses of bubbly and a sampling of gourmet hors d’oeuvres.
every year since 1998, this year’s event will honor James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and Hamptonite Bobby Flay. What a great opportunity to meet and mingle with one of the culinary world’s brightest stars. And the food will blow you away—this is one of the best culinary events one can go to. The chefs all outdo one another with the most delicious and exquisite dishes you’ve ever had. Join me at this fantastic event this year and while you’re sampling and sipping, take a moment to feel the sea breeze, notice the beauty of this place, and savor the wines and foods as they meet on your palate. It makes you realize how lucky we are to enjoy the East End, and to have great chefs—and a great nonprofit organization like the James Beard Foundation behind them—ensuring that food and drink remain cause for celebration. H
INSIGHT What: The James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne When and where: Saturday, July 26 at Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack Contact: jamesbeard.org
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aking wine in the Hamptons, just two hours from New York City—one of the great culinary capitals of the world—is a winemaker’s dream. The climate is ideal to grow grapes and make wines that can meet the high quality standards the local connoisseurs demand. The wonderful ocean breeze that gently blows across our vineyard has a strong influence on how our vines grow and our fruit ripens. The soil, too, is a perfect mix of Bridgehampton loam and mineral-rich silt and sand that keeps the vines well drained and healthy. Add to that the passion and drive of vineyard owners, vineyard managers, and winemakers in an up-and-coming wine region, and you have the perfect recipe for elegant wines that pair beautifully with food. But as with any meal, you need someone to appreciate what you’ve created. We’re fortunate to have the support of so many amazing, talented chefs and sommeliers on the East End and
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LEFT AND ABOVE: Several young participants at VH1 Save the Music’s Family Day last March at The Anderson School (PS 334) in New York City. INSET: Ingrid Michaelson.
Striking a Chord A VISIT TO HER OWN NEW YORK SCHOOL HELPED INSPIRE SINGER/ SONGWRITER INGRID MICHAELSON TO FIGHT FOR MUSIC EDUCATION ALONGSIDE THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION.
n 2012, I accompanied the VH1 Save the Music Foundation on a visit to a “Blood Brothers” contest. Middle and high school students were asked to school in my Staten Island hometown. My heart melted not just because of videotape themselves performing their version of my then new song, “Blood the adorable kids, but also because I was so inspired by their talent and love Brothers,” to win musical instruments for their school and a performance by for music. Seeing their faces light up as they walked into the music room, me. The idea was to encourage students to celebrate the summer while ready to place their tiny hands on newly donated musical instruments and remaining focused on a goal. It was such a humbling experience and a huge start their music exploration, I decided to take a stronger success that I couldn’t shake my newfound love for helping stand on saving music education. the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a nonprofit organizaAs a supporter of the organization, I have helped raise tion dedicated to restoring instrumental music education awareness and delivered key messages about the imporWhat: VH1 Save the Music Foundation programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness tance of music education as well as helped raise funds to aid 2014 Honors about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete the Foundation in restoring instrumental music education When and Where: education. To date, the Foundation has provided more than programs in schools. Music education is so vital to a child’s Friday, July 25 at a $51 million in new musical instruments to 1,900 public schools academic success and emotional growth, and it must be private residence in in more than 192 school districts around the country, impactimplemented at a young age. Now serving as an alumni Sagaponack ing the lives of more than 2.3 million children. ambassador, I will continue to influence music education Contact: To do my part to help further the cause, I joined the VH1 by spreading the word about the Foundation so more peovh1savethemusic.org Save the Music Foundation to create the 2012 We Are All ple will devote time to this necessary cause. H
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Animal Instinct BETH OSTROSKY STERN HONORS THE MEMORY OF HER BELOVED BULLDOG WITH A MASSIVE UNDERTAKING ON BEHALF OF THE NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA.
aving lives and enhancing the no-kill promise of the North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) is my passion. As NSALA’s spokesperson, I have experienced firsthand how adopting cats can change your life. [My husband] Howard [Stern] and I have adopted six cats in the past five years! That’s not including the more than 60 kittens we’ve fostered since last summer. For many years, we were also blessed to have a wonderful dog in our life, Bianca. When she passed away, we were devastated, but we are continuing her memory with Animal League America’s biggest expansion in history—Bianca’s Furry Friends, a state-of-the-art feline adoption and wellness center, named in honor of our beloved girl. Animal League America rescues, nurtures, and adopts nearly 20,000 homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens each year, but we want to save the lives of even more. The dilemma we face is that NSALA’s Pet Adoption Center is always at full capacity. With Bianca’s Furry Friends, we’ll add a 14,000-square-foot second floor to our existing adoption headquarters, and that will feature a cage-free environment for up to 200 cats and kittens. Since they’ll be able to roam freely (no doggies allowed upstairs), our felines will be kept much happier, and we know that stress-free cats are adopted more quickly. The center will also enable us to save Give funds: To more dogs, too, since the now-available donate or to learn more about downstairs will be able to house more NSALA’s Bianca’s puppy-mill rescues and more adult Furry Friends dogs. Bianca’s Furry Friends will also campaign, visit include an advanced wellness center, a animalleague.org. 24-hour-care feline nursery exclusively Welcome home: for pregnant and nursing mama cats To adopt one of Howard and Beth’s and their newborn litters, a surgical foster kittens, suite, and much more. please e-mail We are on target to break ground bethsternfosters@ next spring, and it’s so incredible to see gmail.com. my dream becoming a reality. H
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The VIP Preview + First View benefiting the Parrish Art Museum, kicks off Art Southampton, the premier international contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons. Sponsored by Graff Diamonds, Maserati North America, Ruinart Champagne, Saunders, and Luxe Interiors + Design, last year’s event attracted more than 4,200 collectors, art advisors, curators, museum professionals, and designers. When: Thursday, July 24 Where: Elks Lodge, 605 County Road 39, Southampton Contact: art-southampton.com
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Chefs & Champagne, the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party in the Hamptons, will honor the James Beard award– winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and Hamptonite Bobby Flay. Enjoy culinary offerings from more than 40 celebrated chefs—many from James Beard Foundation award-winning restaurants. During the event, winners of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship program to support food and wine studies will also be announced. When: Saturday, July 26 Where: Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 183 Sagg Road, Sagaponack Contact: jamesbeard.org
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Join hosts Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan to shop the world-famous designer’s garage sale Super Saturday, featuring luxury name brands in fashion, beauty, children’s clothing, and home goods to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the country’s largest and most established charity funding research on the disease.
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Join the VH1 Save the Music Foundation for a night of music to benefit the nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing America’s public schools with instruments and other tools for music education. A benefit ride at the East Hampton SoulCycle will also take place that afternoon at 2:30.
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Have a Wild Night for Wildlife at Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s eighth annual benefit. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local purveyors and live music performed by the Times Square Orchestra. A silent and a live auction hosted by Bill Ritter of ABC News will raise funds to preserve Quogue Wildlife Refuge and its 305 acres of woodlands, fields, and ponds. When: Saturday, July 26 Where: Private residence, 90 Old Depot Road, Quogue Contact: quoguewildliferefuge.org
RUSH PHILANTHROPIC ARTS FOUNDATION
This year’s 15th Annual Art for Life Gala, hosted by Soledad O’Brien, will honor Michael R. Bloomberg, Valentino D. Carlotti, Jason Flom, and Kimora Lee Simmons. The event benefits the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, which is dedicated to providing inner-city youth across New York City with exposure to the arts and supporting emerging artists. When: Saturday, July 26 Where: Fairview Farms, 19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton
YOGA ON THE TERRACE WITH ANANDA EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY AND AUGUST, 11 AM One-hour restorative yoga classes with master instructors from Ananda Wellness and Yoga Center, outdoors on the Mildred C. Brinn Terrace at the Parrish Art Museum All ages and levels welcome Bring your own mat, or purchase one at the Museum Shop Guests are invited to visit the galleries after the sessions Healthy breakfast items will be available for purchase at the Golden Pear Café at the Parrish Included with Museum admission $10 | Free for Members, Children, & Students
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW H. WALKER/GETTY IMAGES (OCRF); KEVIN FERRIS (QUOGUE WILDLIFE); IVONE (WATERMILL CENTER)
SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Join the 10th annual Hamptons Happening Feast honoring Betsey Johnson and Paul Ridley, and featuring David Burke, who will provide the food for the festivities. Proceeds from the event benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, which aims to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. When: Saturday, July 26 Where: Private residence, 876 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton Contact: waxmancancer.org
The Hamptons’ theater, art, fashion, and design communities converge for the 21st Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, One Thousand Nights and One Night, which will feature installations and performances at the center’s eight and a half acres. Proceeds will support the center’s year-round artist residency programs.
PA RRIS H A RT M U S EU M M EM B ERS E N J OY FRE E A D M I S S I O N TO E XCIT IN G P R O G R A M S A ND EV ENTS T H ROU GH OU T T H E Y EA R . J OIN TODAY! The Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property tax payers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.
When: Saturday, July 26 Where: The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill Contact: watermillcenter.org
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Dilek Acay’s Amnesia at last year’s 20th anniversary of the Watermill Center summer benefit and auction. At each annual benefit, the entire Watermill Center campus feels as though it’s immersed in interactive art. Wavy Eneper: White on Blue, 2011 by Alice Aycock, whose work will be part of the benefit auction.
Lady Gaga: Mademoiselle Caroline Riviére, 2013 by Robert Wilson.
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Arabian Nights THE 21ST ANNUAL WATERMILL CENTER BENEFIT COMBINES THE SPIRIT OF ANCIENT STORYTELLER SHEHERAZADE WITH THE WORKS OF TOMORROW’S CREATIVE TALENTS. BY STEPHANIE MURG
OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARIAN VISSER (AMNESIA), COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND SALOMON CONTEMPORARY, NEW YORK (WAVY ENEPER: WHITE ON BLUE ). THIS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY PATRICK MCMULLAN (AL SABAH), COURTESY OF THE ARTIST (UNTITLED)
always say that at The Watermill Center, we must do what no one else is doing,” says theater director, designer, and visual artist Robert Wilson. This boundary-pushing mission governs not only the day-to-day work of the “laboratory for performance” founded by Wilson in 1992, but also its annual summer benefit, which takes place on Saturday, July 26, on the center’s sprawling, leafy grounds. “The benefit is totally different each year and has a relaxed, fun, and artistic atmosphere unlike any fundraising event happening anywhere else,” says auctioneer and art collector Simon de Pury, a member of the center’s board of directors. “It gives each guest the feeling of actively participating in the creation of an interactive work of art under the brilliant direction of Robert Wilson.” The theme of this year’s festivities is One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade, a nod to the famed Arabic tales of mischief, adventure, and romance as well as to the event’s 2014 honoree, Sheikha Paula Al Sabah, the American-born wife of one of Kuwait’s most senior royals. A longtime supporter of The Watermill Center, Sheikha Paula has been collecting art since her student days in 1960s New York and now divides her time between Manhattan, Paris, London, and Kuwait. “She is one of the great art patrons of our time,” says de Pury. “Through her initiative, she has fostered a better knowledge of Middle Eastern contemporary art around the world and a better knowledge of international contemporary art in the Middle East.” When Wilson first set eyes on what is today The Watermill Center, it was an abandoned Western Union —CHRISTINE KUAN research facility accessible only by dirt roads. “It was like going to Zanzibar to get there,” Earle Mack, former chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts, recalls in the 2006 documentary Absolute Wilson. “I couldn’t see it then, but Bob, the visionary that he is, can look at an ordinary, rundown building and see something unfathomable—for example, a multidisciplinary laboratory where artists can come from all over the world and collaborate with one another.” The results of a fresh crop of such collaborations will be on full view at the benefit, which will present the work of the more than 65 artists from 30 countries who were selected to participate in The Watermill Center’s fiveweek summer program. Guests will also take in the US premiere of Wilson’s Video Portraits of Lady Gaga—slowly shifting re-creations of masterpieces by the likes of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Jacques-Louis David that feature the pop star—and a special performance by experimental theater director and
“It’s a Hamptons tradition that knows no rival.”
Untitled, 1954 by Anish Kapoor; the Watermill Center’s 2014 benefit honoree, Sheikha Paula Al Sabah.
choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou. Later in the evening, de Pury will turn on the charm and pick up his gavel for the benefit’s live auction. Among the items up for bid are major works by Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Alice Aycock, and Diana Al-Hadid, as well as prime seats at the Spring 2015 Milan fashion shows of Armani, Fendi, and Prada. Perhaps among the most coveted lots will be one of Wilson’s video portraits of Gaga. (Underbidders can seek solace in the fact that 23 of the portraits will be on view at the center through September 14.) Artsy.com is hosting an online preview of the auction, and the company’s chief curator, Christine Kuan, counts works by locals such as Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Ross Bleckner, and Julian Schnabel among the highlights. “This is the only benefit auction of this caliber in the summer,” says Kuan, “and it’s a Hamptons tradition that knows no rival.” All proceeds from the event will support The Watermill Center’s year-round artist residency and education programs, which provide young and emerging artists a unique opportunity to develop their work. “Here is a cultural institution where you can really live with artworks,” says Wilson, who makes only one promise about this year’s benefit: “It will be wild and unexpected.” The 21st annual Watermill Center benefit, One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade, takes place on Saturday, July 26 at The Watermill Center, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, 726-4628; watermillcenter.org. H
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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Super Saturday host Kelly Ripa with Lisa Rinna at last year’s event, which perennially takes on a tropical carnival atmosphere; Zosia Mamet shopping last year’s Super Saturday.
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ow in its 17th year, the annual Super Saturday benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) will once again feature rows of tropical-looking booths laden with luxury fashion, children’s wear, beauty products, and home goods from an extensive list of high-end brands, including Ralph Lauren, Haute Hippie, Diane von Furstenberg, Bonpoint, Hampton Sun, and Tarte Cosmetics. Also returning this summer will be stylist Rachel Zoe’s Designers A to Zoe booth featuring luxury designers Prabal Gurung and Stella McCartney as well as QVC’s on-site broadcast offering viewers across the country the chance to get in on the Super Saturday action. Yet as the annual “designer garage sale” expands, the site’s additional activities continue to grow. This year’s gathering will include hairstyling by Priv’s Braid Bar, psychic readings by Betsy Wahmann, an on-site luxury raffle, and a children’s area that has arts and crafts with Stitched Fashion Camp and games and entertainment from Camp Divalysscious, including glitter tattoos, musical performances, and s’mores making. Aside from the carnival-like atmosphere, Super Saturday continues to be an essential fundraiser for the OCRF, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Super Saturday
was launched in the backyard of the late Liz Tilberis, a former editor-in-chief at Harper’s Bazaar and president of OCRF, when she and friend Donna Karan took items from their own closets for a garage sale to benefit the organization. That first event raised $200,000; last year’s Super Saturday garnered $3.7 million—the largest amount in the event’s 17-year history. “Liz Tilberis continues to be such a force here; we have photographs of her everywhere,” says OCRF CEO Audra Moran. “Sometimes [the fundraising aspect of Super Saturday] gets lost in the day, and people think it’s just this great sale—and it is—but it also benefits a wonderful cause.” Net proceeds from Super Saturday help fund medical research as well as the OCRF’s recent Woman to Woman program—a one-onone peer support program for women who are currently going through treatment, modeled after a program the OCRF funds at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai hospital. By the end of this year, the program will be in 16 hospitals across the country, including New York Presbyterian and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Each year, we try to increase the amount we give; last year, all in, we gave almost $7 million [to ovarian cancer research],” says Moran. “This year we would love to do more, so having this event, and having it be successful, having people come and shop and have a great time is really going to help us raise the amount that we can give out. People have to believe in research and know that, 15, 20 years from now, hopefully we’re going to have, if not a cure, at least a way to prevent this disease.” The 17th annual Super Saturday takes place on July 26 at Nova’s Ark Project, 60 Millstone Road, Water Mill; supersaturday.ocrf.org. H
IT’S IN THE BAG One of the most-buzzed-about elements of Super Saturday is the goodie bag that comes with preview and VIP passes. Included in this year’s massive tote is an array of beauty, fitness, and fashion items, plus snacks and beverages. Dig deep for jewelry from Amirta Singh, workout DVDs from Exhale, coffee K-cups from Hampton Coffee Company, Vera Bradley beach towels, and perfume by Donna Karan, to name just a few of the more than 40 products. A goodie bag for kids includes snacks from Sant Ambroeus and Popchips, a sun-care product—even a super soaker for an after-event cool down!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICHOLAS HUNT/PATRICK MCMULLAN.COM (RIPA, MAMET); COURTESY OF OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND (AERIAL)
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ART FULL Hunt Slonem’s Bunny Wall consists of dozens of bunny drawings displayed in Victorian-era frames.
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unt Slonem’s neo-Expressionist paintings of tropical birds, butterflies, and Abraham Lincoln—all affectionately painted in the same informed yet childlike style—catapulted him to wide acclaim in the late 1970s. Since, the artist has achieved the status of an art world icon, with works in the permanent collections of over 100 museums worldwide. Slonem will exhibit a selection of his most beloved pieces—including the widely popular Bunny Wall—at Gallery Valentine’s booth at Art Southampton through July 28. The artist will also host a lecture and book signing on July 26 for his recently released book, Bunnies (Glitterati Incorporated), with close friend and gallerist Bruce Helander. “Repetition is very important,” says the artist, who starts each day painting, treating the creative process as “a kind of meditation,” he says. Included in this ritual are his famous bunny paintings—the result of a daily morning warm-up that was sparked during a late-night revelation at a Chinese restaurant: that he was born in the Year of the Rabbit. His famous Bunny Wall combines his art with his passion for collecting, as the paintings are exhibited in Victorian-era portrait frames picked up from his travels across the country. As the son of a Navy officer, he spent his childhood on military bases: growing orchids in Hawaii, collecting stamps in Louisiana, and chasing
butterflies in Nicaragua—the place that inspired him most. The tropical landscape informed not only his process, but also his need to be surrounded by the nature he paints (his 30,000-square-foot Manhattan studio is home to over 60 tropical birds). His signature style of cross-hatching surfaces with thousands of textured lines suggests the cages through which he views his birds. “I was trying to be a realist,” says Slonem. “I was looking at everything through a grid, and I wanted to paint what I was seeing.” The materials used by sculptor Joseph Cornell also proved important: “His use of chicken wire and hardware cloth with his bird boxes created this vibrant texture,” he adds. It’s an influence Slonem realized much later in his career., With 36 exhibitions of his works planned for this year alone, a book of his famously restored homes (When Art Meets Design from Assouline) out in September, a line of Lee Jofa rugs to launch this fall, and an upcoming collaboration of scarves and totes with New York-based Echo Design, Slonem manages to dabble in myriad mediums without ever stepping out of his peaceful, mystical world. Hunt Slonem’s paintings are on exhibit through July 28 at the Gallery Valentine booth at Art Southampton and he will host a lecture and book signing for his recently released book, Bunnies, on July 26. Art Southampton, Southampton Elks Lodge, 605 County Road 39, Southampton, 305-515-8573; art-southampton.com H
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HUNT SLONEM
BELOVED ARTIST HUNT SLONEM BRINGS HIS VIBRANT BUNNY PAINTINGS AND RECENT COMPANION BOOK TO ART SOUTHAMPTON. BY ERIN RILEY
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THIS ISSUE: ASIAN INFLUENCES
Open the Lid AT RED STIXS, THE HAMPTONS’ NEW CHINESE HOT SPOT, WORLDLY FLAVORS ARE COMBINED WITH HEALTHFUL DISHES AND A CAPTIVATING FLOOR SHOW. BY GARY WALTHER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC STRIFFLER
ed Stixs, on Route 27 in Water Mill, occupies the building that formerly housed Trata. According to owners Sean Kehlenbeck and David Schulman, also the owners of Georgica, the space went from Greek to Chinese this spring in about two weeks, when they brought on Michael Reda, one of the original partners in Philippe Chow. It was Reda who advocated transforming the restaurant to offer high-end Chinese cuisine, a niche that’s missing in the Hamptons, according to Kehlenbeck. Reda brought with him an ace in the hole, David Lee, who also worked at Philippe Chow and knew how to redo the kitchen to make the concept work. continued on page 80
An assortment of dumplings at Red Stixs.
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The lively dining room at Red Stixs; Executive Chef “Skinny” Mei; the Peking duck is carved tableside; a candied walnut dessert.
continued from page 79 If you’ve been to Trata, you’ll be surprised at how easy it was to redecorate for the Far East. The big expense was in redoing the kitchen, according to Kehlenbeck. The slender-legged white chairs à la Knoll are still there, and they give the clean-cut, U-shaped dining room a lightness that fits the cuisine. The major change is the lacquer red that sets off the charcoal gray and jade green tile and muscular white crossbeams. The scenester tables are up front and in the corridor opposite the bar. The tables along the wall in the dining room, just beyond the bar, are the best perches for people-watching, and there’s a section at the far end of the U, set off by a screen of crossed bamboo, that is a private lair. The cuisine is that of Beijing, the worldly style that evolved at the Imperial Court in the Forbidden City. This gives Executive Chef “Skinny” Mei a lot of latitude, since Forbidden City courtiers came from all over China, often with a cook in tow, and so the court cuisine became a melting pot of China’s
The cuisine is that of Beijing, the worldly style that evolved at the Imperial Court in the Forbidden City. regional cooking styles. But for the East End audience, the key words may be, “Ask your server for our gluten-free options,” and “Absolutely no added MSG,” the latter in red block sans serif on the printed menu. I don’t know Skinny Mei’s Chinese first name, but boy, his nickname fits. He’s a reed in a toque, and without his chef’s whites, you’d take him for a marathoner. He has to be, given the size of the menu: a deep white heavy-stock rectangle a foot and a half wide by one foot long. It contains multitudes, but the key ingredients are stir-frying using very little oil (the fried rice is fluffy); steaming (chicken sieu mai is a high point); seafood (the delectable green prawns get their color from a 24-hour soaking in fresh spinach juice); touches of walnuts in a sweet brown sauce in the Beijing chicken); and simplicity: the bok choi on its own is tangy and al dente. Of course there is Peking duck (four or seven pounds), carved tableside. continued on page 82
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Katana’s menu offers dishes that blend Thai and Indonesian specialties.
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SUMMER SPIRIT Mixologists often say that vodka is the great supporting actor when it comes to cocktails: It offers backbone, but doesn’t dominate. And that’s perfect for a menu as diverse as Red Stixs’s, where seven out of the nine cocktails are made with vodka—but each one a different vodka, from Chopin and Grey Goose La Poire to Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach and Stoli Blueberi. If you want a Mike Tyson right hook, order the spicy ginger cocktail with fresh mint and chili peppers; if you want the martini as a piña colada, go with the lychee martini—a froth of coconut cream and lychee.
Red Stixs At this upscale Chinese restaurant, chef “Skinny” Mei serves up authentic Beijing-style cuisine. Personal favorites include crispy beef, lettuce wraps, and velvet chicken. In keeping with the Hamptons, there is, of course, a broad seafood menu, too. 1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 726-6200; redstixs.com continued on page 84
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The spicy ginger cocktail.
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continued from page 82 The phenomenal and iconic Sag Harbor Japanese go-to, Sen’s sushi is great for the family, but it also has a celebrity following. I love the summer roll, with fresh crab, yellowtail, masago, avocado, and scallions wrapped in rice paper and served with a house-made dipping sauce. The local fluke is also outstanding. The fish is always fresh, and the head chef, known simply as “Tora-san,” aims to
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Suki Zuki This low-key sushi spot in Water Mill serves an excellent tuna sandwich (a fun take on a spicy tuna roll), an outstanding fried oyster roll, and promises to be a place where you’ll bump into friends at some point in the evening. While it doesn’t accept reservations, waiting at the bar means a chance to try its deep sake list or have a taste of its famous teriyaki chicken salad. 688 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 604-5585
Zokkon A great sushi restaurant with a low-key ambience, Zokkon delivers in spades a list of fun rolls, like the Green River (spicy tuna and shredded crab with tempura flakes) and the Sweet Heart (shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado, and tuna with spicy mayo and eel sauce). Also not to be missed is the sushi pizza. 47 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 604-5585 H FROM TOP:
Dragon rolls from Sen; Suki Zuki in Water Mill
Beer drinker? Wine lover? Vodka or whiskey aficionado? There’s a sake for you, says Jesse Matsuoka, general manager and partner at Sen in Sag Harbor. Indeed, Matsuoka has become a sake evangelist, working to convince Hamptonites to drink more sake, the Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. “It’s a very versatile beverage,” he explains. “You have sake that is great chilled, sake at room temperature or warmed up. You can start at the beach with chilled daijingo sake and go into the evening, when it cools down a bit, and enjoy room-temperature sake, which will be more earthy, even mushroomy.” “Sake is a very versatile beverage,” says Jesse At the Japanese Matsuoka of the iconic restaurant Sen, Matsuoka Japanese restaurant Sen. takes on a sommelier role, helping guests choose sake pairings, whether that means a high-end bottling brought in from Tokyo or a casual domestic sake from Oregon. The drinks menu is set up to help demystify, with a robust list of sakes by the bottle, carafe, and glass, including a key at the top of the menu that rates each sake on a scale of “sweet to dry,” as well as “light to full.” In addition, Matsuoka has been advising Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits, which opened its newly renovated store last January, on its sake offerings, even offering a 10-week wine and spirits tasting workshop that includes sake. “We’re the only ones in the Hamptons, besides Sen, offering these sakes,” says Wainscott’s manager and sommelier Chimene MacNaughton. “People have been discovering how good it is with sushi, with Thai, Indian—all Asian foods. It pairs so well.” For those looking to take sake to the beach or on a summer picnic, Matsuoka recommends Kikusui sake, which is available in a can. That can isn’t a gimmick, he explains—because Kikusui is an unpasteurized sake, the can protects against UV and oxygen damage better than a bottle. “It has a versatile, tasty, voluptuous flavor profile,” Matsuoka enthuses, plus there’s the appeal of that “cute little can.” “It’s definitely a fun item to have during the summer,” he concludes. We agree. Kan-pai! Sen, 23 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-1774; senrestaurant.com. Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits, 354 Montauk, Hwy., Wainscott, 537-2800
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC STRIFFLER (SEN); GORIGIO/SHUTTERSTOCK (SAKE)
Sake pairs perfectly with the diverse Asian cuisine on the East End. BY KARA NEWMAN
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t has been 20 years since Sen (23 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-1774; senrestaurant.com) began offering Asian-inspired fare to Hamptonites. The dynasty continues this season as the restaurant capitalizes on today’s culinary darling: ramen. Consider the chile-chicken with miso broth, the double pork, or the vegetable, which features an earthy mushroom broth, baby bok choy, scallions, and menma (pickled bamboo shoots). Executive Chef “Skinny” Mei and his team are pulling noodles by hand at the newly opened Red Stixs (1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 726-6200; redstixs.com). Diners can witness the centuries-old tradition at nightly noodle-making demonstrations (Fridays and Saturdays) and then taste the results of the labor-intensive technique with a classic pork or veal-bean sauce. While Navy Beach (16 Navy Road, Montauk,
668-6868; navybeach.com) offers views of Gardiners Island, the soy-glazed goldeneye tilefish pays homage to the beaches of Southeast Asia. The dish begins with fish locally sourced from Gosman’s, which is quickly sautéed and finished with a red curry-coconut milk sauce—typical in southern Thailand—and served with coconut sushi rice and wakame. The balance of heat and sweet is the perfect complement for house cocktails, such as the Southie, a refreshing blend of gin or vodka, cucumber, mint, and lemon. Chinese pork buns get an East End spin thanks to The Beacon’s (8 West Water St., Sag Harbor, 725-7088; beaconsagharbor.com) co-owner and executive chef, Sam McClelland. Pork belly is cured for 24 hours then roasted at high heat to caramelize. Served on a potato bun instead of the typical steamed variety, the flavorful meat is
offset by a kick from homemade kimchi and hoisin barbecue sauce. Says McClelland, “The wonderful Asian flavors make our menu that much more well-rounded.” At Harbor Bistro (313 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, East Hampton, 324-7300; harbor bistro.net), those in the know order Executive Chef Damien O’Donnell’s blackened beef tataki. The Japanese-inspired dish begins with a cube of New York strip steak that is dry-rubbed with shichimi togarashi (a blend consisting of seven spices including red chiles, tangerine peel and sansho) and chilled overnight. It is then seared over high heat, sliced thin, and served over jasmine rice with a sauté of pancetta, fresh tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms and edamame. A final finish of white wine, yuzu, soy, and a knob of butter bring out the umami notes. H
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Ocean Fresh CELEBRATING HIS FIRST SUMMER AS EXECUTIVE CHEF AT GURNEY’S INN, SETH LEVINE TAKES ON THE SEASON WITH AN ASIAN-INSPIRED MONTAUK FLUKE CRUDO. BY SCOTT FELDMAN
Iron Chef, whom would you battle?
Masaharu Morimoto. He is a legend from the original show, and I would want to taste his creations over those of the other Iron Chefs. What is your favorite village? I have lived in almost every town here over the past 15 years and love them all for different reasons. Of course, now I’m in Montauk, which is incredible and by far the most relaxing of all. If you could cook for anyone, who would it be? My grandfathers, whom I never knew. And my grandmother, Evelyn, who passed away and never got a chance to come to my restaurants. If you could invent a tool for the kitchen what would it be? I wouldn’t mind if Apple
fter appearing on Hell’s Kitchen with the fearsome Gordon Ramsay, nothing could scare chef Seth Levine—not Japanese Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, not even taking over the famous Seawater Grill at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. With an eye toward reinstating this East End landmark, he’s relishing the challenge of overseeing the property’s culinary offerings while enjoying the spectacular surroundings. “Have you seen the view at Gurney’s?” he asks. “Give me a lounge chair and a lobster roll and I’m good to go!” You’ve been cooking out East for a few years. What originally drew you here? I
have been coming to the Hamptons for 15 years. When I need to escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, there is no place I would rather be. I opened Georgica restaurant here five years ago, and the property itself is what drew me to pursue it. You’re now helming food and beverage at an East End landmark. Is it scary? I don’t think scary is the right word. It’s
an exciting and massive project that requires a
taught Siri how to expo [dispatching orders to line cooks and coordinating how plates are sent to the dining room]. What don’t we know about you? I love getting lost in the East End. Scenic drives relax me like nothing else. H
MONTAUK FLUKE CRUDO SERVES
1 filet of sushi-grade fluke 1 watermelon radish Juice from 1 grapefruit (about 8 oz.) 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 small white onion 1 tbsp. flour Fresh cilantro leaves Salt to taste Thinly slice the fluke. (It may help to slightly freeze the fish first—slicing it while semi-frozen helps get ultrathin slices.) Next, thinly slice the watermelon radish. Blend the juice from the grapefruit with extra-virgin olive oil. Thinly slice the onion, coat with flour, and deep-fry until crispy. Add salt to taste. Start plating the fluke, layering it next to the radish. Repeat layers. Season with salt to taste. Pour the grapefruit oil mixture over the fish and top with crispy onion and fresh cilantro.
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Back to Basics INSPIRED BY HIS CASUAL APPROACH TO HAMPTONS LIVING, FASHION DESIGNER TOMAS MAIER CRAFTS A LUXURIOUS COLLECTION FOR MEN AND WOMEN THAT’S REFLECTIVE OF HIS LESS-IS-MORE SPIRIT. BY JULIE EARLE LEVINE
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he Hamptons is all about casual living,” says Tomas Maier, the renowned German-born fashion designer who helms an eponymous line of luxury apparel for men and women. Also currently the creative director of Bottega Veneta, Maier was appointed to the post in 2001 by Tom Ford, then the Gucci Group’s creative director. However, for his own line, which he launched in 1997, Maier was inspired by the East End to introduce more casual attire, accessories, bags, jewelry, and shoes into his collection. “Casual,” he says, “but still designed. I am not as concerned about making a beautiful dress for an occasion or a great coat you can keep for a couple of seasons just because it is a fabulous piece.” Noting that simplicity is integral to his designs, Maier plans to focus on materials, softness, and color. In his resort offerings, there are Japanese denim dresses, white button-down slim-fitting shirts, and skinny jeans. For men, wellmade T-shirts that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing are summer essentials. “It’s more about what works and makes you feel good,” says the designer, who leans toward a wardrobe of organic cotton T-shirts, shorts, swim trunks, jeans, button-down shirts, sneakers, and flip-flops for everything from spending time in his garden or walking on the beach with his dogs to browsing the selection of first editions at Black Cat Books on Shelter Island. “The
Hamptons is the one place where you really don’t need to be formal,” says Maier, who’s living in Southampton while he renovates a house in Montauk. Moving forward, he plans on collaborating more with artists and designers on everything from beach bags to books, swimsuits, tanks, and espadrilles, which will be available in his East Hampton boutique. “There is nothing here to remind anyone of their hectic, urban life,” he says of his store’s selection, which includes Birvin beach towels, Tomas Maier oxford shirts, Japanese fedoras, and Florian glass-bead necklaces. Come the fall, the East Hampton boutique will feature Maier’s expanded women’s and men’s collections, including a new line of T-shirts, polo shirts, and denim as well as windbreakers and deconstructed jackets. Accessories, including scarves, handbags, and shoes from Italy will retail for below $1,000. “I don’t think one needs that much,” says Maier, who is also opening his first Manhattan boutique in October. “I’d rather have less and the right thing—and it doesn’t mean the right thing has to be an expensive thing. My own line and my stores are reflecting this type of lifestyle. It’s more essential. It is more edited. It’s about adhering to an ethos that’s fortified and fed by understatement and a clear line of thinking, free of clutter.” 74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 604-6700; tomasmaier.com H CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT:
Lola Hats’s Sport bikini ($450), Elle bikini top ($470), shorts ($430), dance suit ($320), belt ($125), Mariniere hat, ($340), Top Sheet hat ($195), and Shot Up hat ($195); Florian bead necklaces ($220–$295) and Brush dress from Yoshi Kondo ($475); all of which are available at Tomas Maier’s East Hampton boutique.
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Camelot Chic There’s no icon of Hamptons style more beloved than native daughter Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Born 85 years ago this week in Southampton Hospital and raised in part at her family’s East Hampton estate, Lasata, her deceptively simple, always impeccable, aesthetic had its roots in the East End. Case in point: Canfora’s K thong sandal, the flat number adorned with interlocking metal rings that was a summer favorite of the former first lady. Like so many of Jackie O’s staples (oversize glasses, trench coats, white jeans), the K sandal, handmade in Capri and sold locally at Milly, feels as eternally timeless as the woman herself. Milly, 54 Main St., East Hampton, 604-6544; millyny.com
K thong sandal, Canfora ($470).
Pop of Pucci SHARI’S PLACE ADDS THE PETER DUNDAS–DESIGNED PUCCI COLLECTION TO ITS LUXURY BRANDS. THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR HAMPTONITES looking for unique designer treasures, Shari’s Place recently added Pucci and Rick Owens to its roster of elite brands. “We decided to carry Pucci, designed by Peter Dundas, because his vision has taken Pucci’s classic iconic prints and transformed them into a modern-day, edgy designer collection,” says owner Shari Kaynes of the line that seamlessly integrates with other heritage brands, like Roberto Cavalli and Etro, as well as the boutique’s own leather and suede collection. Shari’s Place, 29 Main St., Southampton, 726-7200; 44 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale, 516-484-7400
A THING OF BEAUTY For Morgan Shara, MASbisjoux, the jewelry line that she designs with Karin Wilzig, is a true meeting of the minds. Upon noticing Wilzig at a Manhattan charity fundraiser, Shara, the creative director of real estate firm The Guberman Group and the founder of consulting company MAS Creative, was transfixed by the lightning bolt earrings and brass choker Wilzig was wearing. Upon introducing herself and learning that the pieces were from Wilzig’s own line, Bisjoux, Shara was compelled to ask Wilzig to collaborate. The result is a line of luxe, whimsical pendants and charms bedecked with diamonds. Explains Shara, “When I see something I love, I act fast, and I just knew I had to turn her incredible line into high-end pieces.” masbisjoux.com H
Medi Magix pendant ($3,200) and Mini Magix pendant ($2,500), MASbisjoux.
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Members Only SUITE 1521’S LIZZIE TISCH AND KIM KASSEL ARE MAKING SHOPPING FUN AGAIN.
ver their many years in New York, Lizzie Tisch ( BELOW, LEFT) and Kim Kassel have built up an enviable knowledge of the fashion-world landscape. Now they’re putting that understanding to use with Suite 1521, a recently launched venture that gives paying members access to private designer events featuring just-off-the-runway collections. Designers are also often on hand to customize pieces for a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The club has caught on with the area’s discerning shoppers as well as with an impressive roster of designers such as Bibhu Mohapatra, Rodarte, and Prabal Gurung. Herewith, the cofounders, friends, and Bridgehampton neighbors share what’s taking up real estate in their beach bags. H
1. Gaelle gladiator sandals, K. Jacques ($350). Calypso St. Barth’s, 21 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-0033; calypso stbarth.com 2. Rose lip conditioner, AERIN ($28). 83 Main St., Southampton, 353-3773; aerin.com
3. Marielle shirtdress, Figue ($325). 68 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 204-5806; figue.com
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4. Bronze shimmer brick, Bobbi Brown ($42). White’s Pharmacy, 81 Main St., East Hampton, 324-0082; whiteseasthampton.com
5. Skull tote bag, Jennifer Miller ($125). 28 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 283-9061; 55 Main St., East Hampton, 329-9061; jennifer millerjewelry.com
When 27 Hampton Salon owner Bianka Lefferts started paying attention to the ingredients in the products she carried, it inspired in her a new philosophy. “Our clients work out, eat organic food, and take care of themselves,” says Lefferts, “so why put all these chemicals in your hair if you don’t have to?” Lefferts’s research revealed a whole slate of companies devoted to creating formulas free of silicon, parabens, and sulfates, including the French family-owned Leonor Greyl, the new venture R+Co, and Oribe. All of those brands are now on her shelves, and Lefferts could not be happier with the results. “I’m on a mission now to save the world with beauty,” she says. 27 Hampton Road, Southampton, 377-3107; 27hamptonsalon.com
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SOCIAL NETWORK CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff; the Ralph Lauren boutique in Southampton; a MICHAEL Michael Kors tote ($198); AVF candy bowl ($400) from Maison 24; gold and diamond cuff (price on request) from Robin Katz.
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he career of Stephanie Winston Wolkoff has taken her through the fashion industry’s most hallowed chambers. After serving under Anna Wintour as the director of special events at Vogue (where the planning of the Met Ball fell under her stead), she became the ringmaster of Fashion Week as the founding director of fashion at Lincoln Center. These days she’s running her own show at SWW Creative, an agency that advises clients on fashion partnerships. On rare days off at her home in Quogue, Wolkoff makes sure to canvas her most beloved shops. First on Wolkoff’s list is Jimmy’s (167 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 288-7000; jimmysnewyork.com) for everyday items. “It has the newest and best pieces and fits my style to a tee,” she says. “[Owners] Dominick and Betsy are gurus; they give me a call when amazing pieces come in.” Other go-to’s include Ralph Lauren (41 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 287-6953; ralphlauren.com),
which has “perfect pieces,” and Michael Kors (19 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 267-2200; michaelkors.com). “It is so helpful that Kors has a store out East,” she says. “I can always count on his sense of style.” When Wolkoff’s in the market for a one-of-akind treasure, Collette (22 Main St., Southampton, 287-5100; colletteconsignment.com) is her ultimate destination. “Being at the beach you have a bit more time than usual, so ‘digging’ through such a high-end consignment store for vintage accessories is an activity,” says Wolkoff. “Collette is the best for that!” For the perfect home-décor touch,
“‘Digging’ through a consignment store for vintage accessories is an activity.” —STEPHANIE WINSTON WOLKOFF
she loves the accessories at Maison 24 (2424 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-2488; maison24.com). As she puts it, “It has so many items that suit my traditional and modern aesthetic.” A jewelry aficionado and romantic whose collection includes a Bruce Winston wedding band, vintage Cartier medallions, and one-of-a-kind pieces from Robin Katz (robinkatz.co), Wolkoff is always looking to add just the right creation to her rotation. She is a devotee of Garcia Jewelry (77 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 288-1368), where “there is fantastic costume, vintage, and precious jewelry. As someone who is a collector, it is the best place to acquire a new piece.” On low-maintenance summer days, Island Bead & Jewelry (26 Eastport Manor Road, Eastport, 3252323; islandbeadandjewelry.com) is the ideal place to spend a bit of family time. “[It] has the cutest beach jewelry,” she says. “My daughter Alexi and I love to go there and pick out matching pieces for summer.” H
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eing highly aware of environmental concerns is a natural part of life on the East End and that style of living has consciously inspired the formation of such eco-organizations as the Peconic Land Trust and the Group for the East End. Many leading watch brands share in this passion for green living and have made it part of their missions to support wildlife conservation, ocean health, and nature preserves around the world. Brands such as Rolex and TAG Heuer are creating timepieces that offer a portion of their sales to support environmental organizations; in other cases, such as with Audemars Piguet, the companies helm their own foundations.
Launched in 1976 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Oyster chronometer, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise celebrates individuals who take on major challenges to improve life or protect the planet. Each year Rolex Laureates are awarded financial support so they can pursue their goals. For example, one current project is the Electronic Eyes in the Wild窶馬ew tracking technologies developed by Rolex Laureates that are proving helpful in the race to save endangered species. Since 1992 Audemars Piguet has been working to reforest at-risk parts of the world and protect wildlife via The Audemars Piguet Foundation. Thus far, the organization has supported more
than 80 endeavors, including a current farming project in the Cerrado region of Brazil, where the Foundation is financing initiatives to train young farmers, restore biodiversity, and reforest land. Through its relationship with brand ambassador and passionate environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio, TAG Heuer supports the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which works to safeguard people, animals, and the environment around the globe. TAG Heuer and DiCaprio worked together to design special TAG Heuer automatic watches to generate proceeds for NRDC and Green Cross International. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to hamptons-magazine.com/watches. H
FROM LEFT: This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch ($6,550) is crafted in stainless steel and is a COSC-certified chronometer. London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939; rolex.com. This TAG Heuer Link Special Edition NRDC Chronograph ($4,450), designed in collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, features a custom blue dial and signature caseback. Tourneau, Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, 516-873-0209; tagheuer.com. From Audemars Piguet, this Royal Oak Chronograph ($24,300) is crafted in steel and features a Grand Tapisserie-patterned dial. London Jewelers, SEE ABOVE; audemarspiguet.com
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David Lauren finds ways for the Ralph Lauren Corporation to give back to the local—and global— community.
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Dream PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANA FINEMAN, COURTESY OF RALPH LAUREN
DAVID LAUREN IS USHERING IN A NEXTGENERATION EVOLUTION TO HIS FATHER RALPH LAUREN’S EPONYMOUS FASHION EMPIRE, FILLED WITH A DEBUT POLO FOR WOMEN COLLECTION, PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVES, INCLUDING ONE TO SUPPORT THE EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND GROUNDBREAKING CHANGES IN SPORTS COLLABORATIONS. HERE, HE EXPLAINS IT ALL TO BRAVO’S ANDY COHEN…
’ve always believed in giving back to the world,” says David Lauren, the executive vice president of global advertising, marketing, and corporate communication at Ralph Lauren Corporation, the fashion empire launched by his father, Ralph Lauren, in 1967. “One of my favorite parts of my job is trying to find creative ways to do this through volunteerism and philanthropic missions that are connected to the values of our company and our global community—from international initiatives such as the Dog Walk [that supports the ASPCA]; the RL Gang [a children’s storybook series that benefits a variety of philanthropic organizations and charities] and Pink Pony [breast cancer research], as well as supporting local charities like the East Hampton Historical Society (EHHS), right here in our own backyard.” This summer Ralph Lauren introduced a collection of weathered tees, hoodies, and totes to support the EHHS in its restoration of Hedges Barn, one of the area’s few remaining 18th-century barns, which will be home to Mulford Farm’s educational programming. Says Lauren, “By restoring this 18th-century barn, we will help revitalize the local educational programs and offer new classes and programs that will explore the traditions of early farming on Long Island’s South Fork.” This year, the company will also launch its first Polo for Women collection—a feminine iteration of the
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Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the United States Olympic Team.
A look at some of the online initiatives David Lauren has helped introduce at Ralph Lauren.
Polo.com and Ralph Lauren Media are launched, offering services, content, and product sales to an ever-increasing community of online users. Online magazine RL Magazine is created, offering an inside view of the Ralph Lauren lifestyle through exclusive celebrity interviews as well as articles on art and design, home and entertainment, business, sports, and travel.
The company redefines window shopping through an interactive experience allowing customers to shop from outside the store around the clock.
Ralph Lauren becomes the first luxury retailer in the US to directly launch mobile commerce while incorporating quick response (QR) codes in advertisements. Polo Ralph Lauren’s app enables users to experience the brand’s Fall collection on the iPhone and iPodTouch devices.
company’s long-standing Polo brand, which includes everything from weathered leather bombers to dresses, leggings, and suiting designed to appeal to younger Ralph Lauren fans. It’s an aesthetic so popular in the Hamptons that the company already has three outposts on the South Fork. Yet the Hamptons is not only a place of business for the Lauren family; it’s long been the weekend gathering spot for the entire clan. David, along with his father and mother, Ralph and Ricky, and siblings Andrew and Dylan are together most summer weekends at the family’s home in Montauk, and now, they’re introducing the Hamptons to the family’s most recent additions, including David’s wife, Lauren [Bush], the cofounder of FEED. “Lauren and I just planted a garden in Montauk,” says David. “It’s our first real garden, so we have to come here to make sure the watermelons and the zucchinis and the lettuce are ripening properly.” Here, David shares with friend Andy Cohen the exciting developments in the 47-year-old Ralph Lauren brand, his plans for the summer, and just why Montauk holds a special place in his heart. Andy Cohen: You’ve been coming to Montauk for how long? David Lauren: Basically, my entire life. My family was coming out here since before we were born. The house where we live now—we were there when I was probably 1 or 2 years old and we moved around a little bit [but then] ended up coming back to that house, buying it, and living there for the last 30 years. AC: You posted a picture of yourself recently playing guitar outside John Lennon’s studio. Was that in Montauk? DL: That’s actually my family’s home. The house was built by an acolyte of Frank Lloyd Wright and it’s got a very cool sort of modern sensibility, but it attracted a lot of musicians because the Montauk culture has always been about writers and poets and songwriters. Our next-door neighbor is Edward Albee, and our house—John Lennon and Yoko Ono rented it before us. Rumor has it—and it’s since been confirmed by Yoko—that the freestanding house you’re looking at had a piano in it, and Lennon used to write and record and sing in there. We still, to this day, always think we’re going to turn up an old song that never got published. AC: And you play guitar? DL: I do. I’ve been learning, and it’s become a real hobby for me. I have some old guitars that were just like the ones that were played by Paul McCartney
and Lennon, and they’re very inspiring to me. AC: Do you have a favorite Hamptons memory or family tradition? DL: My dad bought a Jeep in the early ’70s—it was a great old white one—and he used to pull us on a sled behind the car down these back roads. As we got older, they bought us a three-wheeler and we could go crazy driving down the beach and then, of course, probably illegally, driving across people’s property in the winter when no one was out here. AC: Do you have a favorite go-to place in the Hamptons? DL: As a kid I always loved going to Sam’s [for pizza]—that was always a special place because I really felt connected to the people who live here year-round, and it was always very cozy. In the last few years I’ve been very fortunate because Montauk was always the quiet Hampton; no one ever wanted to come that far, but now we have places like The Crow’s Nest and Joni’s, which have become fast favorites. We love those. AC: As a lifelong Montauk guy, how do you view the recent popularity of Montauk? Is it bumming you out, or do you feel like membership has its privileges? DL: [laughs] It really depends. There’s an energy and excitement, and fun bands playing at night, and that’s very exciting, but there’s nothing like the feeling of quiet on a weekend, going to sit on the dock at Gosman’s and watching the boats come in—you never want that to get lost. On the other hand, if we’re building businesses out here, then we want the community to grow and prosper. AC: How often do you pop into your stores out here? DL: Pretty much every weekend. It’s a highlight for us to go in, to look at the product, to talk to the people who work there. In many ways they’ve become familiar faces and so many of them I’ve known since the stores opened. When the Ralph Lauren store first opened across from the movie theater on Main Street in East Hampton, that was really one of the first brand stores, and it quickly became an instrumental part of the community. We still maintain that hominess and connectivity to the community. Originally it was called the Polo Country Store, and it still has an earnestness that feels like the Hamptons. AC: You and your siblings are all so entrepreneurial. What did your parents instill in you to encourage that? Did you grow up always working for your dad’s company or did you have others jobs?
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LES GOLDBERG, COURTESY OF RALPH LAUREN (BEACH, MULFORD FARM); COURTESY OF LAUREN FAMILY (DOCK); VICTOR SKREBNESKI, COURTESY OF RALPH LAUREN (FAMILY, HAT); ADF/BILL BROWN (BAG)
“I really felt connected to the people who live in the Hamptons year-round.”—david lauren
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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT:
David Lauren has fond memories of taking drives on the beach with his family; David Lauren (FAR LEFT) with the family; a young David Lauren (LEFT) with his father and brother Andrew; Hedges Barn at Mulford Farm will be restored to its original glory, thanks to support from EHHS and Ralph Laurenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capsule collection; Ralph Lauren East Hampton Historical Society collection hat and tote, available at ralphlauren.com.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRUCE WEBER, COURTESY OF RALPH LAUREN
Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren just planted their first garden at the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Montauk.
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“There’s nothing like the feeling of quiet on a weekend, going to sit on the dock at Gosman’s and watching the boats come in.”—david lauren DL: My parents never put pressure on us; they knew that school was enough pressure. They really would always remind us, “Just be happy.” My father had grown up without any money. When he started Polo he had $5,000 dollars to his name, and my mother helped to sew the labels into the ties. We all understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur, and we always wanted to, more than anything, just express ourselves. When I was in college I started a magazine called Swing that was about issues and personalities that affected my generation—almost a cross between Time and Vanity Fair for people in their 20s. It was a really fun magazine, and I did it on a national scale, distributed by Hachette Filipacchi, and it was an amazing opportunity to learn about media and publishing, and to celebrate interesting young people. Then my dad said, “Why don’t you come join my company and help us develop media and magazines?” and I had no interest in it. And he said, “Come for a year and see if you like it. Help us start a magazine, maybe help us develop TV, and help us start a website.” I had never done anything on the Internet, and I really wasn’t sure how to do it, but quickly, in the course of a year, we started up a website that now does hundreds of millions of dollars of business. Along the way, you and I had lunch, and we talked about developing TV with the folks at your company. Do you remember that? AC: Yeah I do, I do. DL: We’d always wanted to develop Ralph Lauren TV, Ralph Lauren magazines, and on the Internet are the seeds of a lot of those ideas. We were one of the first brands to really sell on the Web, and we were definitely the first fashion brand to sell on a mobile phone. Along the way, we planted the seeds for something I call “merchantainment”—the blending of merchandising and entertainment. In the early days of the Internet, you were either commerce, which was a very boring site, or you were marketing, which was a lot of fun. We were the first brand to merge commerce and content to really amplify what my father is doing in his own stores, which is creating a lifestyle environment. When you see Ralph Lauren ads, you don’t just want that tie or that gown; you want to live in that world. So with the Internet, we were able to bring his love for the cinematic landscape to life in a new way. AC: What’s one lesson that your dad taught you about business that resonated the most with you?
DL: He has a very clear point of view, but more than anything, he listens a lot. He hears everybody’s thoughts, but he always goes with his gut. No matter how smart the other people are in the room, he’s able to disseminate exactly what resonates with him, because he is the ultimate consumer. He reminds me every day to make sure that I’m listening but to also make sure that I pay attention to that inner voice. AC: What’s one example of your work at Ralph Lauren when you’ve gone with your gut? DL: When I first started, my job was to bring the brand to life in new ways so that people could feel like they were living out the Ralph Lauren lifestyle. One of the first things we did was to connect with the US Open, Wimbledon, and the Olympics, and to figure out ways to partner with each of these groups so that we were not just a sponsor but were integrated into each one of these events. We’ve created the ultimate synergy that has really redefined sports marketing. AC: The Olympics was the first appearance of the oversize Polo logo? DL: Yes, we developed the oversize Polo as a way to show the horse on television. At the time, we weren’t so confident that it was going to be successful. When we were creating the advertising campaign, there was a joke in the room that maybe it’s not “the big Polo” but “the big mistake.” It ended up becoming a very big success, and the big Polo has become an icon, globally, but it started as a small concept. Sometimes there is a groundswell that comes from the customer, and it’s exciting to see when different ideas take off even beyond our dreams. AC: What’s the best and worst thing about being Ralph Lauren’s son? DL: The best thing about being my father’s son is that I get to work with someone who is my father, my best friend, my mentor. The toughest thing is that when your father, your best friend, and your mentor doesn’t like an idea; it’s three times as painful. I’ve come to realize that he treats the entire company like an extended family, so I don’t take it so personally anymore. I realize that he’s trying to do his job, and it’s not personal, it’s just, maybe, not such a good idea after all. And it has worked both ways—sometimes I’ll put an idea on the table and he won’t respond at first, and I have to get him excited about it, and then, a year later, he’ll say, “That was a good idea.” We’re both learning from each other. H
A visual from Ralph Lauren’s 2013 digital campaign with the ASPCA.
The company announces its first-ever Lauren by Ralph Lauren online fashion show with live commentary, giving customers a virtual front-row experience to view the Spring 2010 collection. In time for Wimbledon and the US Open, the company launches the Legends Clinic, a live, interactive virtual tennis clinic, where world champions Boris Becker and Venus Williams answer questions, demonstrate technique, and offer tips on how to improve an individual’s tennis game. In partnership with Bloomingdale’s, the company introduces its childrenswear collection with the launch of The RL Gang, an interactive virtual storybook narrated by Harry Connick Jr. that allows children and their parents to shop the latest back-to-school fall fashions online while engaging in an entertaining experience.
Ralph Lauren introduces its first RLX iPad app: an interactive multimedia experience featuring a variety of world-class athletes demonstrating the company’s performance apparel line.
Ralph Lauren presents The Dog Walk, a digital collaboration with the ASPCA that showcases the Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 accessories collection with rescue dogs.
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The John Greim surfer photo above the rattan living room sofa is a family favorite; the colors pair perfectly with the blue Safavieh rattan chairs, blue and white striped rug from Jaipur Rugs, and orange Felt chair from Marc Newson.
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Big Style DESIGNER MARIA GABRIELA BRITO MAXIMIZED EVERY INCH OF A COZY NORTHWEST WOODS RANCH HOUSE BY ACCENTING THE SWEEPING VIEWS OF OUTDOOR GREENERY WITH BOLD POPS OF PRIMARY COLORS. BY STEPHANIE MURG PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEITH KING
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hen Maria Gabriela Brito first set eyes on the future East Hampton home of clients Natalie Cohen Gould and Adam Gould, she was charmed by its setting in the Northwest Woods. “The house is on an acre of land, so it’s somewhat secluded and surrounded by lush greenery,” says the New York –based interior designer. “And there are a lot of windows and glass doors, so everywhere you look, you see green.” Except inside the house itself. “Basically everything was brown,” Brito recalled. “It was horrible! I wanted to bring all that green inside.” In the few months since that initial visit, Brito worked closely with the
twice a day,” says Adam, 37, a New York City native who works in finance. The couple, who met through one of Natalie’s Flywheel clients who played matchmaker, recruited Corcoran’s Merle Buff (another of her biketoned clients) to find their dream home. They surveyed the possibilities over several expeditions in the fall and winter before finding the one. “This house was not in the best shape,” explains Natalie, 35, who has been coming out to the Hamptons for several years. “But Merle, Adam, and I had this vision of what we thought the house would look like—bohemian, beachy, a little bit of Palm Springs, a little bit of Old Hollywood—and then brought Maria into it, and Maria really made our vision come true.” Home owner Natalie Cohen Gould (LEFT) and interior designer Maria Gabriela Brito collaborated on the beachy, bohemian decor that includes pops of color such as these throw pillows made from Josef Frank fabrics.
couple to transform their brown-dominated four-bedroom ranch house into a bright, inviting home that is alive with not only fields of green but also mellow blues and bright yellows, all accented by the occasional saturated pop of fuchsia and red. It’s beachy by way of the bazaar: an exuberant mix of tones and patterns ranging from bold African wax prints to Scalamandré stripes that all come together under high ceilings and eye-catching light fixtures. Natalie and Adam, who were married last September, couldn’t be happier. After a couple of summers renting in Southampton, they were eager to be closer to the hub of East Hampton, home to many of their friends, favorite restaurants, and one of the four Flywheel Sports where Natalie teaches the studio’s popular, highly addictive indoor cycling classes and heads up retail operations. “We were spending 45 minutes each way on 27
In Natalie, Brito found a kindred spirit who never met a color she didn’t like. “I’m definitely the crazy one,” she says, pointing to her hair, which is presently colored a vibrant shade of purple. “You could always pick me out of the class picture—I was the one wearing one hot-pink Converse All Star and one turquoise, as well as every fluorescent color in existence.” Adam’s style is much more conservative, but he approached the project with an open mind, eager for a contrast with their Manhattan apartment, an airy rental on the Upper East Side that he describes as “modern, clean, and great for two people who are really working a lot.” Both husband and wife were very involved in the design process, but they looked to Brito to take the lead. “Adam and I are passionate about what we do professionally, but we recognize that things like decorating are
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Cole & Son wallpaper plays backdrop to vintage Aldo Londi for Rosenthal ceramics and the La Volière birdcage lamp by Mathieu Challières.
A vintage dining table is given a unique twist when paired with Jeffan and Casamania chairs and a sculptural chandelier from Stimulight by Dutton Brown Design.
The most neutral room in the house, the master bathroom plays off the adjoining bedroom’s Duro wallpaper.
“We used different tonalities—from indigo to turquoise—but greens and blues are almost always present.” —maria gabriela brito
A neutral vintage console table is brightened by a painting by New York– based artist Leigh Ruple.
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The master bedroom features one-of-a-kind pieces like a custommade bed using vintage fabrics, Beaded Urchin chandelier from Stimulight by Dutton Brown Design, and a vintage Peacock rattan chair by Henry Olko. The artwork is by Iranian-born artist Sia Aryai.
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“We had this vision of what we thought the house would look like—bohemian, beachy, a little bit of Palm Springs, a little bit of Old Hollywood.” —natalie cohen gould
not our forte,” says Natalie. “We were familiar with Maria’s work and we really trusted her. We let her do her thing.” Limited only by the couple’s budget and their goal of having the place ready by the first week of June, Brito let her imagination—and passion for multilayered, multicolored interiors that combine elements from various periods, continents, and styles with contemporary art—run wild. “I took it as an opportunity,” says Brito with a smile. “Other clients wouldn’t be as daring; Natalie and Adam are willing to take risks.” The first step was to banish all that brown. The interiors were repainted from top to bottom and the kitchen cabinets and island stripped and lacquered. Every curtain and light fixture was removed as the search for enchanting wallpaper and intriguing furnishings began. Without time to tile the two guest bathrooms, Brito covered them in wallpaper that looks like mosaics pried from walls in Portugal or Morocco. Unifying the home is a base of greens and blues that is in harmony with the leafy surroundings and backyard pool. “We used different tonalities— from indigo to turquoise—but greens and blues are almost always present,” explains Brito, who warmed up the cool hues with yellow: Sunny shades wink from the Josef Frank floral fabric used for the cushions on the living room sofa and command attention in the form of Marc Newson’s glossy fiberglass Felt chair for Cappellini. The versatile, uplifting palette also extends to the artwork that was carefully selected for each room. The original and limited-edition pieces, many of them photographs, are by a mix of young and emerging artists along with more established names such as Mickalene Thomas and Ashley Bickerton. “It’s possible to have really great contemporary art without spending tons of money—that’s a big part of my philosophy,” says Brito, who describes the golden lips photograph by Sia Aryai that hangs in the master bedroom as “sexy” (it’s also easily mistaken for the far pricier work of Marilyn Minter). At first Adam wasn’t sure what to make of the stream of potential artworks that Brito would send the couple for review. “I would think, OK, this is cool, but it’s outrageous. How is this going to tie in with everything else?” he says. “But it turned out to be a fantastic mix of all these different pieces.” The photography is now one of his favorite things about the home, particularly the John Greim image of a surfer that hangs above the living room sofa. “It sort of takes up the entire wall and anytime anyone walks in they flip out over it.” Natalie, too, was pleasantly surprised by the new experience of living with art. “I’ve never been an art person,” she admits, “but this has piqued my interest to go and visit galleries and be more educated about it.” She is particularly excited about a piece that is still in the works: a full-size, striped and flowered surfboard by artist Stephanie Hirsch, which will soon adorn a wall of the kitchen. But pressed to pick a favorite, both Natalie and Brito single out the birdcage: a feathered menagerie whose copper wire home doubles as a striking light source in the foyer. “I fell in love with this lamp years ago, when The Conran Shop had a store in New York,” says Brito of French designer Mathieu Challières’s La Volière fixture. I wanted it in my house, I wanted it in my clients’ houses, but there was never the right opportunity. It needs a beautiful ceiling and the right context.” Natalie hesitated at first but now describes the piece as “beyond incredible.” And for all its playful spirit and punchy colors, the couple has found their new Hamptons home to be the ultimate in relaxation. “I’m not a sleeper. I teach 6 AM classes every day of the week, but I have to set alarm clocks out here because our bedroom is so tranquil,” says Natalie. “We shut those blinds and go to bed at night, and I’m telling you, I could sleep till noon.” H
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Proximity to the city and better real estate values have made Westhampton Beach an attractive village for second-home buyers, however, its thriving arts culture and strong sense of community are now keeping people here year-round. BY MIKE OLSON
he first wave of newcomers turned their attention to the area in the mid18th century, farmers from out East lured by acreage that could be had for a fraction of the price compared to Bridgehampton and Southampton. By 1870 the Long Island Rail Road arrived, bringing with it the first batch of vacationers in search of rooms to rent and expansive beaches just a short trip away from Manhattan. Over the years, those two factors—more affordable land and proximity to the city—have helped propel Westhampton Beach into the limelight. But today, as more buyers investigate this village in search of beautiful vistas and better real estate deals, they learn that those factors don’t even begin to tell the whole story. With each seven- or eight-figure sale, the Hamptons real estate market reaches dizzying new heights. A rising tide may lift all boats, but it took some time for those waters to reach Westhampton Beach. It began to heat up about three years ago, but only saw a true leap in sales prices at the end of 2013. Now
the village is making up for lost time. “We were always active, but we were considered a secondary part of the Hamptons by those east of the canal,” says Marcia Altman, an associate broker at Brown Harris Stevens. “The respect has come back here, where it should be.” Anyone who has sat in Route 27 traffic as it crawls through the East End knows that a weekend trip to the Hamptons can be a little slice of paradise bookended by way too many hours stuck idling in a car. That makes carving out every possible minute of quality time all the more important, and it’s the reason why, first and foremost, Westhampton Beach will always be defined by its proximity to the city: 78 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Second-home buyers with the money to spend—but not necessarily the time to waste—appreciate the obvious advantage of a shorter commute to their summer homes. “It’s so much easier when you live here,” says James Saladino, who, with his wife, Elaine, works out of Douglas Elliman’s Westhampton
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t the heart of it all is the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC), a community-based nonprofit that serves as a catalyst for appreciation of the arts. “We try to cater to residents from across the county who live here year-round,” says executive director James Burke, who recently took the post after serving as director of arts and cultural programming at the City Parks Foundation. “Not only do we present world-class main-stage programs, but we run a lot of arts education programs for kids.” It’s why, this August, a Saturday night concert by The Zombies will be preceded by a slightly less veteran group on Friday: a musical-theater camp performance of King Arthur’s Quest. The success of the WHBPAC is a community story, because it was local residents and business owners who banded together in the mid-’90s to raise the funds needed to convert an abandoned 1932 movie theater into what is now a cultural hub. “We’re not Madison Avenue,” says Douglas Elliman’s Lynn November, who knows that the folksiness of the village’s art scene only adds to the area’s charms. “[Westhampton has] fabulous stores, but they’re much more personalized. It’s a little different than going to Southampton and getting pop-up shops that signify everything about the city.” Tracie Glover, vice president of Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce and owner of TNT Daycare in nearby Speonk, sees how it gives
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the village an unlikely advantage. “A lot of businesses in the Hamptons cater only to the summer people, but Westhampton is different,” she says. In Westhampton, the chamber organizes events year-round, from Easter egg hunts to Halloween parades, to join local families together on Main Street, where they can see that downtown is still open for business. Even at the peak of the season, glitz and glamour take a back seat to friends and family, with even a local celebrity strolling down Main Street like any other resident. Here, a fun night out can start with an early dinner at Margarita Grille, continue with a movie at the tiny, two-screen Hampton Arts Cinema, and end with ice cream at Shock Ice Cream & Dessert Cafe. And while getting a table at local favorite Starr Boggs on a summer Saturday can be an odyssey that rivals snagging reservations at Nick & Toni’s, it’s also the same spot that offers a July Fixe menu for residents on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays. The cost of this year’s three-course feast: $35. It’s a far cry from the summer shares and nightclubs that dotted the area in the ’80s and ’90s. Hot spots like Club Marakesh (the East End’s answer to Studio 54; now a Hudson City Savings Bank) and Scarlett’s (now Agave) are gone—along with a fist-pumping clientele more befitting the Jersey Shore— forced to relocate by town regulations. “Westhampton Beach used to be looked down upon for having group rentals, but it’s been years and years since that’s been the case,” adds Altman. Today, Westhampton Beach peddles peace and quiet—and that is an undeniable part of its appeal. “It has a reputation for being the quieter Hamptons,” says Vicky Reynolds, the owner of Norma Reynolds Sotheby’s and a fifthgeneration East Ender. “It is even quieter after the season. Some people say, ‘Why isn’t it busier in October?’ It’s just not, and that’s the charm of it. It’s more of a country feel.” Given this hospitality, it’s no surprise that families serve as the engine of the suddenly booming real estate market. “A lot of the sales we’re closing on are for young families,” adds James Saladino, who raised two children within the local school system. “We have so many programs for children here and the school system is amazing,” adds his wife and business partner, Elaine. “Even if you’re not moving here full-time, it adds value to your home.” Those property values have ticked up over the past few years. Back in the valleys of the market, prices on the choicest properties rarely reached $10 million, even on the ocean. Today, such a sales price is common, with the Saladinos alone seeing a 25 percent boost in sales on volume that is up closer to 40 percent. Still, there is value to be found—for now. “Something selling for $3 million here should be $6 million on the other side [of the Shinnecock Canal],” says Enzo Morabito, a Douglas Elliman broker who also is raising his children in Westhampton Beach. Buyers are noticing, particularly as inventories dwindle in the pricier villages on the east side of Shinnecock Canal, inspiring shoppers to look to the west for deals. “Anything that comes on the market now is getting bids right away,” adds James Saladino, and Brown Harris Stevens’ Altman even sees some unlikely clientele: people who own out east but, like those farmers centuries ago, are ready to relocate in search of a deal. “They’re selling out there, coming here, and finding the same house, but for a lot less money.” At the end of the day—particularly if that day began with packing up the kids and inching along Route 27—that math is just too obvious to ignore. “People recognize the value of less time on the road and more time doing what they love,” says Corcoran’s De Sane. “A free weekend is so hard for people to get. You want to start it as soon as you can and you want it to end at the last minute you can stretch it to. Who wouldn’t want a vacation home in an area where you can capture that much more time?” As the Westhampton Beach market continues its rise, the bigger questions are how long will it be until this village’s prices rival its tonier neighbors? And how long is too long to wait? H
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Beach office. “They can be here within an hour and 15 minutes, and they’re already relaxing while everyone else is stuck in traffic.” (Those with the means can opt to fly into Westhampton’s Francis S. Gabreski Airport, a local base for the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard and the only East End airfield capable of accommodating the largest private jets.) Corcoran senior managing director Joe De Sane agrees, and he’s seen the question of distance resonating with would-be buyers who never anticipated being interested in Westhampton Beach. “People just say, ‘Wow. I can be 45 minutes closer than Bridgehampton?’” he says. “‘What else does the area have to offer?’” Each village has a unique calling card. East Hampton has its estate section. In Sagaponack, it’s the beautiful expanses of farmland that brush right up against the Atlantic Ocean. Up in North Haven, marinas make for a boater’s paradise. Quietly, Westhampton Beach boasts all those elements, from cozy cottages on the banks of sailor-friendly Quantuck and Moriches Bays to grand oceanfront estates bordering wide beaches that rival any private club farther east. Much of that can be chalked up to the geography of Westhampton Beach, with its creeks and canals that link residential areas to navigable waterways in ways unseen throughout the rest of the East End. A short boat trip up Moniebogue Canal, for instance, leads straight to the docks that sit south of tree-lined Main Street, where the Village Green and family-run shops and restaurants form the village’s cultural center.
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175 Dune Road in Westhampton Beach is offered for $14.75 million.
The Saladinos (BELOW) represent this $2.799 million Westhampton Beach house at 22 Aspatuck Road.
Brown Harris Stevens’ broker Marcia Altman represents a number of multimillion-dollar estates in Westhampton Beach and Quogue.
Douglas Elliman brokers James and Elaine Saladino see more young families buying in Westhampton.
Homes in Westhampton appeal to boaters and to anyone looking for open swaths of land. This $17.75 million Westhampton Beach estate was designed by Lincoln Memorial architect Henry Bacon for coal baron William Atwater.
“Something selling for $3 million here should be $6 million farther east,” says Douglas Elliman broker Enzo Morabito.
A $4.99 million Remsenburg home listed by Marcia Altman. Historic 66 Seafield Lane, listed by Morabito, offers waterfront views for $17.75 million.
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15 Seaponack Drive, in North Haven Point is a luxe modern home set on a waterfront paradise.
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Haven Sent A BAYFRONT HOME ON SEAPONACK DRIVE IN NORTH HAVEN IS INDICATIVE OF THE RISING POPULARITY OF THIS QUIET VILLAGE. BY MIKE OLSON
here was the five-bedroom Mashomuck Drive home on the banks of Sag Harbor Bay that sold for $5 million. A little to the north, 1.88 acres with 250 feet of bayfront (but no home) fetched a cool $8.1 million. A modern 2009 build on the waterfront, with four bedrooms, commanded $3.99 million. And a two-story home with four bedrooms and a fireplace sold for $2.04 million. Yes, it’s safe to say that North Haven is having a moment. Now, as another exciting listing hits the market, there’s every reason to expect the trend will continue. “Things are really heating up,” says Corcoran associate broker Mala Sander of the North Haven market. “There’s a lot of action going on, particularly on the water. We’ve seen multiple bids on multiple waterfront properties.” The trend is more than anecdotal. According to The Corcoran Report for the first quarter of 2014, the North Haven-Sag Harbor area is booming, with huge gains in every category when compared to last year: average sale price (+30 percent), median price (+59 percent), number of sales (+81 percent), and dollar volume (+135 percent). With better than $143 million in transactions in the first quarter alone, the choicest properties clearly are not long for this market. Now enter 15 Seaponack Drive. Tucked at the end of a cul de sac in North Haven Point, 400 acres of woodlands, bluffs, and wetland continued on page 128
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continued from page 127 meadows with tennis courts, walking trails, and private beaches, the 4,561-square-foot modern home may just be the choicest property in this private community—and the next to inspire a bidding war. “It’s on the northern end of the peninsula,” says Sander of the fourbedroom house set on just under 2.5 acres, “so it has a lot of beautiful water vistas.” Like all of the best modern architecture on the East End, the home’s many glass walls have been designed to invite in natural light and offer nearly endless views of the unparalleled location. “You get water views, all from the living areas in the back of the house and the back deck,” says Sander, who points to the home’s open floor plan, a rectangular envelope created to accommodate the wetlands and setbacks on the property. Open the sliding glass panels to create breezy cross-ventilation, and the outside is invited in that much more. Upstairs, a roof deck clad in artificial turf creates the feeling of a floating lawn, making it the ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail with your feet in the “grass.” (Although the large heated pool and pool house with fireplace, sauna, and full bath are also great spots for refreshments.) And while the current owner opted to keep things in a more natural state, the buyer of this $5.5 million
“Smaller hamlets that maybe were not as sought after before are going to reap the benefits.” —JONATHAN MILLER
The roof, clad in artificial turf, seems to float above an enormous outdoor deck and, below that, a heated pool.
property could clear the parcel even more, further opening up those views. From the double-height great room to the upstairs den with its own fireplace and giant windows, every aspect of 15 Seaponack Drive takes advantage of this unique property. But that is perhaps most on display in the screened-in living area that doubles as an outdoor kitchen. “You have room for a dining table and chairs, as well as a sofa and a coffee table,” says Sander, Corcoran’s top-producing agent in the Sag Harbor office since 2007. “Plus, the barbecue is built in and fully vented, so you can grill really comfortably.” With sales in North Haven on an obvious upswing, Sander sees the home as having broad appeal, perfect for a family that values modern architecture, privacy, and, perhaps most important, value. Once overlooked, this little village with no
An upstairs den has its own fireplace and light-filled window walls.
Sliding glass doors open for unparalleled water views and breezy crossventilation.
restaurants or shopping (you’ll have to travel to Sag Harbor for that) is proving to be an ideal destination for buyers who want their dollar to go that much farther. Jonathan Miller, president and CEO of the real estate appraisal and consulting firm Miller Samuel Inc., sees it happening more and more as buyers who once had a laser focus on locales like East Hampton and Southampton feel squeezed out of those markets, whether because of soaring prices or lack of inventory. “That doesn’t stop them from wanting to be in the Hamptons, so they start looking for other opportunities in markets like North Haven,” says Miller. “You’ll see buyers searching for something special that’s not in the core of the East End, and they get a lot for their money. That’s a big driver for people. It creates a competitive advantage price-wise.” This “outward projection of core markets,” as Miller refers to it, is also prevalent in Manhattan, where a booming real estate market has inspired many buyers to turn to more far-flung neighborhoods. “We’re seeing this expansion radiating outward in terms of what people are looking for,” Miller explains, “so some of these smaller hamlets that maybe were not as sought after before are probably going to reap the benefits.” From her office in Sag Harbor, Sander has had a front-row seat to this expansion, and her experience selling in spots from East Hampton to Water Mill has given her perspective on the values still to be had in North Haven. That’s why she knows that, should a home like 15 Seaponack Drive hit the market someplace else, it would command much more than the current $5.5 million asking price. “Two acres south of the highway?” Sander ponders. “The land value alone is more than what we’re asking for this house. And that’s not even on the water.” For the enterprising buyer, that’s too difficult to ignore. Main & Madison Streets, Box 1990, Sag Harbor, 899-0108; corcoran.com H
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A contemporary waterside house on Daniels Lane in Sagaponack designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture.
Castle or Cottage? Michael Braverman: Opulent or sparse—this is maybe not the most burning question in the world, but it’s something that’s important to people who live on the East End. Tim Davis: All of our clients desire opulence, especially when building a home in the Hamptons—they’re here for a reason, and a little taste of decadence is what they’re after. Blaze Makoid: Our projects tend to be places for our clients to relax. That’s their idea of opulence or luxury—having a place that is almost like an oasis. MB: Albert Einstein said, “Out of clutter, find simplicity; from discord, find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Are we seeing that in the way we’re building homes these days? Peter Sabbeth: That would describe the design process, not necessarily the design itself. You start with a crazy bunch of ideas and you have to refine them to something the client wants and that you’re happy to present them. MB: Do you ever think about resale in what you’re designing? BM: Sure. Even though our projects are tailor-made to our clients, we try to [talk them out of] creating something that is unmarketable. We are conscious of what people are asking for from both a buyer’s point of view and a broker’s, and I feel like we have a finger on the pulse of that. I’m actually starting to work on one home now that was so unique to an owner that it was almost a liability. That house sat on the market for a long, long time because of its [uniqueness]. MB: Let’s take a look at how this affects the market. Do today’s younger buyers have different tastes than buyers did 10 years ago? TD: Their tastes are certainly different because they’ve been exposed to
Anthony DeVivio, Peter Sabbeth, and Blaze Makoid.
different elements, not only in other places where they live, but because they travel. They visit an amazing hotel and they find an amazing bathroom or bedroom and then that buyer comes looking for similar elements in the homes that are being built today. Anthony DeVivio: And it will be different 10 years from now—that’s just the way it’s worked and will continue to work. [Younger buyers] want all the amenities, and I think their taste has more of a modern slant than it has in the past. They want either new or completely redone to fit their taste. MB: What personal touches do you see people adding to their houses? BM: There’s such a conversation about design in our culture these days continued on page 132
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK BRYAN-BROWN, COURTESY OF BLAZE MAKOID ARCHITECTURE (DANIELS LANE); DANIEL GONZALEZ (PANELISTS)
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continued from page 130 between television programs and the Internet that our clients are so well versed in what they want and what exists out there. You mentioned travel, and we run into that a lot—“We were at this resort, and really liked this….” The hard part is synthesizing all of these components. Clients come with a shopping list of all the things that they need in the house; our job now is to put it together somehow in a good package. MB: Are there any trends you’re seeing in landscaping? William Matters: People tended to overplant years ago, so things are cleaner and neater now, and you can see a nice harmony between a welldesigned landscape and a well-designed house. They complement each other. [For example, a homeowner will] have a media room and a social place where people can enjoy a fireplace or a drink, but it’s separate from the main building, and that flows into a tennis court, which flows into the pool area. BM: On the ground floor of our projects, it’s almost a fifty-fifty split between indoor space and outdoor space, whether it’s open or covered—I’m not even talking about the tennis court—just covered dining, lounging, fire pits, you name it. Our projects are being used predominantly in the summer, so it makes sense. MB: What trends from today do you think will last? PS: We’ll know in 10 years when we see the houses getting ripped down. Hopefully not the houses we’re building, but, inevitably, a lot of the houses out here have a 10- to 15-year life span. Regardless of how much money is spent on the construction, property values depreciate and somebody in 10 or 15 years is going to look at the property and say, “Well, the house is okay, but it’s not what I want, so let’s take it down and start over.” The houses that probably have the highest intrinsic value are the ones that have been here for a few hundred years—those Sag Harbor and East Hampton cottages, all those gable structures.... It’s sad, and in a way it’s interesting. We have a bunch of construction projects going, and there is a 6,000-square-foot house, which was perfectly good, but we [tore it down and are] building a new one now. Another one we’re about to start is a historic house that we’re picking up and moving back on the property to get it away from the highway. That house has been around for 200 years—it’s an amazing example of sustainable architecture. TD: Any house with high ceilings that’s sustainable will be sustainable in the market. Even if it’s a house that’s 50 years old and has 12-foot ceilings,
there’s tolerance for it. Maybe you’d change other things around, make more open windows and walls, but the ceiling height is what I find most people really react to in a space. If you have 50- to 100-year-old trees on the property, those can draw people to the site. AD: I have seen, not in great numbers, but some spec houses being designed with a more modern structure than I have seen in the past, whether it be a barn style or a modern structure—which is something that’s quite popular right now. There’s no doubt that taste is moving in that direction; I just don’t think it’s at the point where it means the death of the English cottage. MB: What is opulent these days? Is it quality, design, or luxury? Does it take a lot of money? PS: It’s individual luxury. Opulent could be a yoga pavilion in the backyard. Opulent could be a home automation system that controls the entire house from a built-in LCD screen in the kitchen table. It’s not necessarily the ornate moldings anymore, or the thickness of the carpets—it has more to do with these little technological [additions]. TD: It could be the type of material that’s being used in construction, too, where you see some unusual marble in a foyer or on kitchen countertops. PS: In reference to Blaze’s work, the opulence that people are looking for is more of an understated opulence—opulence might not be the material chosen; it might be the fabrication technique. Rather than a jade countertop from some specific section of China, it might be something common that is still beautiful. H
THE PANELISTS Tim Davis, associate broker, The Corcoran Group 88 Main St., Southampton, 283-7300; timdavis hamptons.com Anthony DeVivio, managing director of the Hamptons, Halstead Property 324-6100, ext. 330; halstead.com Blaze Makoid, architect, Blaze Makoid Architecture 7 Tradesman Path, No. 8,
Bridgehampton, 537-7277; blazemakoid-architecture.com William Matters, president, Peconic Lawn & Tree Care 146 W. Neck Road, Southampton, 283-0289; peconiclawncare.com Peter Sabbeth, founder and general partner, Modern Green Home 2408 Montauk Hwy., No. 2A, Bridgehampton, 899-4225; moderngreenhome.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL GONZALEZ (PANELISTS); CHRIS FOSTER (WOOLDON MANOR)
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ESKAYEL’S TRUNK SHOW AT URBAN ZEN BOASTS COLORFUL PRINTS AND WATERCOLOR PATTERNS.
ast Enders can stock up on eco-friendly home accessories and order wall coverings, fabrics, and rugs in nine different hand-painted patterns at Eskayel’s trunk show at Urban Zen on July 26 and 27. “Biami is probably my favorite,” says founder and designer Shanan Campanaro of the pattern, named after the Biami tribe in Papua New Guinea, which appears on scarves, baskets, pillows, poufs, and wallpaper as well as fabric by the yard. “It can be dressed up or down depending on what kind of furniture you put with it, which makes it perfect for a summer home.” Two collections at the trunk show are new this season: the Jangala collection, inspired by the jungle, and the Playland capsule, a small collection of prints inspired by the surf and beach. 4 Bay St., Sag Harbor, 725-6176; eskayel.com
Tuck Me In FRENCH PRESSE DELIVERS THE FIRST LUXURY LINEN SERVICE IN THE EAST END. “SLIPPING INTO A BED OF FRESHLY PRESSED SHEETS always makes me appreciate the present moment,” says Sarah de Havenon, owner of French Presse, the linen management service that not only cleans, presses, packages, and delivers linens, but also prepares and stocks linen closets for the entire summer. Subscribers to the service can also buy or rent high-quality bedding imported from Portugal. The environmentally friendly washing method is fragrance-free and pH balanced, while de Havenon says pressing the sheets when they are still damp ensures a soft and pristine quality that rivals the linens at five-star hotels. “From the pickup service to the laundry bag, I want to make sure that every detail is as elegant as a well-made bed.” 49 Floyd St., East Hampton, 917-864-9711; frenchpresse.com H
French Presse takes care of everything from duvets and sheets to towels and napkins.
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“The more I travel, the greater perspective I gain,” says L’Objet founder and creative director Elad Yifrach. “Cultures, museums, fashion, architecture, and food have each had a direct impact on my designs.” For the brand’s 10th anniversary collection, Sous la Lune, inspiration came from the stars and azure skies above the Mediterranean. One standout piece is the coral centerpiece, a true display of craftsmanship made with 8,000 hand-set coral cabochons. Its oceanic elegance makes it well suited for a home in the Hamptons, set atop a table or displayed in a glass cabinet. Among Yifrach’s favorite travel destinations is Sag Harbor. “The light is magnificent,” he says. “There is an effortless chicness to the village that inspires me.” 855-562-5388; l-objet.com
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Students at the Springs School’s program The Springs Seedlings learn about food and nutrition by growing their own fruits and vegetables.
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ne of my earliest memories of my grandmother is watching her plant seeds. She was a great experimenter, filling her windowsill with all kinds of herbs, vegetables, and fruit seedlings. A favorite of ours were avocado seeds held by four toothpicks to the edge of a glass filled with water. When the plants were about six inches tall, she would take the saplings outside and plant them. During our walks around her garden, she would show me tall avocado trees that she had grown from seeds years ago. Back then, it seemed impossible that anyone would have the time to wait for a seed to grow into a tree. Today, my mother and I continue to harvest the fruits from the apricot and kumquat trees my grandmother cultivated more than 25 years ago. This tradition of growing, harvesting, and
cooking our own food is mostly lost among urbanites today. “It was unfortunate our children couldn’t experience growing their own food,” says Nick & Toni’s executive chef, Joseph Realmuto, who, six years ago, started The Springs Seedlings (thespringsseedlings.org), a farm-to-table after-school program at the Springs School. Alongside Bryan Futerman, another chef who is also part of the Hamptons’ farm-to-table movement, Realmuto presented a plan to the board of education to plant a vegetable patch and build a greenhouse on school grounds. “We received such an amazing reception from the start. We raised $60,000 during the first year. Children are starting to understand where their food comes from and the nutritional value that comes along with it.” Quail Hill Farm, one of the country’s first
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects, provides another opportunity for parents interested in teaching their children about the rich farming history of the region. The farm, which has been in operation for the last 25 years, is different from other CSAs in that it allows families to harvest their own food, so the process is closer to a bona fide farm-to-table experience. The 250 families who participate in the 30 acres dedicated to the CSA also help decide which vegetables and fruits will be planted each season. Because the farm is so large, its goal is not just to produce quantity—up to 18,000 pounds of potatoes each year, for example—but also more than 500 different varieties of vegetables. Quail Hill Farm provided support and advice during the construction phase of the Springs School continued on page 138
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QUAIL HILL FARM—WHICH CELEBRATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR—AND THE SPRINGS SEEDLINGS HELP TEACH LOCAL KIDS ABOUT THE HAMPTONS FARMING TRADITION AND THE VALUE OF HOMEGROWN FOOD. BY PAULA DE LA CRUZ
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CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: A plant sale at Springs School; a student picks a cucumber in the Springs School garden; The Springs Seedlings greenhouse; children prepare for a planting lesson in the greenhouse.
KALE CHIPS Makes about 50 chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly wash kale and dry it completely using a dishcloth or paper towels. Remove stalks and spine and rip leaves into chip-size pieces. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the kale pieces on the lined sheet trays (try not to overlap). Paint kale pieces lightly with olive oil using a clean paintbrush, pastry brush, or spray bottle, or drizzle lightly with oil and rub in with fingers. Sprinkle on a small amount of your choice of seasonings and bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until kale starts to crisp. Turn chips over; bake for 2 more minutes. If kale has not crisped and is still bright green and soggy, cook until dark green and crisp.
continued from page 136 garden, and also offers a place for the children to plant seeds, transplant seedlings outside, and make garlic leaf mulch (in collaboration with Balsam Farms) in early spring before the school’s garden is in full production. About 700 children attend the Springs School, and “almost every student touches the garden program in one way or another,” says Hailey London, a registered dietitian overseeing The Springs Seedlings program. The garden and greenhouse are a central part, not just of the after-school program, but also of communal salad lunches and lessons in science, history, and nutrition. One of the most popular activities is milling the wheat and using it to make pasta or bread, thanks to a collaboration with Amber Waves Farm. The Springs Seedlings also offers a summer camp,
igrow@Project Most, on food justice and gardening “open to East Hampton families of all income levels,” says London. “We offer substantial scholarships so kids can attend a fun camp with an important curriculum.” The goal of Project Most, which aside from running a summer camp is also an after-school program for John Marshall Elementary in East Hampton,
“Children are starting to understand where their food comes from and the nutritional value that comes along with it.” —JOSEPH REALMUTO
is to educate kids about food security, sustainable nutrition, and how to grow their own food. Studies have shown that children are more inclined to eat a wider variety of vegetables if they see the whole process from seed until it is served on a plate. Says London, students love watermelon, pumpkin, tomato, eggplant, lettuce, chickpeas, herbs, and kale, “anything off the vine!” The program continues to grow, and London hopes to have a Friday farmstand in the near future. She would also like to see the Springs School become part of the National School Lunch Program, which is essential to help foster proper nutrition and nutrition education. “We hope to be a part of that and provide fresh vegetables for the school’s lunches someday,” says London. Quail Hill Farm, 660 Old Stone Hwy., Amagansett, 283-3195; peconiclandtrust.org H
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAILEY LONDON (CLASS); COURTESY OF PROJECT MOST (STUDENT IN GARDEN); CHRISTINA FRISCIA (GREENHOUSE, PLANT SALE)
1 bunch (about 5 to 8 leaves) kale ¼ cup olive oil (or another vegetable oil) 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper Optional seasonings: Nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, powdered buttermilk, chili powder
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It Takes a Village CAROLINE SARRAF OF BROWN HARRIS STEVENS SAYS PROXIMITY TO TOWN RAISES THE DESIRABILITY OF EAST END PROPERTIES. BY MIKE OLSON
uyers who truly value solitude will always be drawn to Northwest Woods in East Hampton or Deerfield Road in Water Mill. But when it comes to new construction that is priced to move, Caroline Sarraf of Brown Harris Stevens knows that being within walking distance of town is a major plus. “Anything in the village that’s well priced is going to sell,” she says. “To be in any location near a village has proven to be a perfectly good place for a builder to put up new construction.” As a result, Sarraf has seen eccentricities that were once deal breakers—wetlands on the property, airplanes flying overhead, proximity to busy roads or railroad —CAROLINE SARRAF tracks—become much more acceptable. “Once upon a time, those could be complications for a property,” Sarraf remembers. “But now, [people are] like, ‘I don’t mind. The trains sound nice!’” With the Hamptons market soaring, there has been considerable non-buyer’s remorse among those who were once too picky. “I tried to convince a couple of people [to take] lots where they weren’t so sure about the location,” says Sarraf. “Now they look back at it and say, ‘I should have bought that.’” But she also knows such regrets are about more than dollars and cents. “People really want to get in on the market, but not just for investment. They see how great it is and want to live out here.” 96 Main St., Sag Harbor, 537-4322; bhshamptons.com
“People really want to get in on the market, but not just for investment.”
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he best thing a spec builder can do is furnish his house,” says Gary DePersia of Corcoran. “By doing so, the house is going to appeal to a broader audience.” Still, while staged homes may be commonplace these days, one interior designer-turned-developer is elevating this sellers’ tool into an art form. “James Michael Howard goes several steps beyond staging,” says DePersia. “There is absolutely no one else doing this.” Howard combines nearly four decades of interior design experience with his knowledge of construction materials to create unparalleled concept homes. “Every piece of furniture looks like it’s been custom ordered, every rug is in the space it was designed for, all the wall treatments— —GARY DEPERSIA whether they’re wallpaper, grass cloth, or lacquered ceilings—are in the right place,” DePersia explains, and the result resembles a custom job for a high-end client. “It looks like someone has lived there for a number of years—and he or she had very good taste and a lot of money.” The inevitable result: bidding wars. That recently happened at 6 Calf Creek Court in Water Mill, a Howard project—one of three that have been completed in the Hamptons—that’s in contract for above the $11.95 million asking price. “Brokers get to see the best of the best, and when they came into that first open house, they were all gaga,” says DePersia. “All you need to do is bring your clothes and your toothbrush.” 51 Main St., East Hampton, 899-0215; corcoran.com H
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design for the woman who loves luxury without complication,” says designer Alvin Valley, whose perfectly tailored pants have garnered a legion of devotees, including Kate Moss, Cameron Diaz, and Eva Longoria. This summer, his namesake company brings its designs to the East End with a same-day delivery service that will “give Hamptonites the option of ordering something in the morning, knowing they will be able to wear it that very night,” explains Valley. Though his designs—characterized by a unique inner framework and sleek silhouettes—have been synonymous with the chic working woman for more than a decade, Valley’s new collection translates the designer’s signature sculpted looks into casual summer staples. “I had to ask myself, What does the metropolitan woman wear on the weekends?’” he explains. That question led to a spring collection inspired by the East End’s effortlessly chic aesthetic. In addition to same-day service, Valley is also offering his clients in the Hamptons personalized at-home tailoring services. Says Valley, “I want to cater to the hardworking woman who appreciates luxurious details.” For an easy daytime look, Valley suggests the new St. John pant, a skinny stretch-knit design that clings in all the right places, and for an elegant evening out, the silk crepe de chine Davis shirt and Marina pant in an elegant whaleshark print (SHOWN). 1431 Broadway, NYC, 212-392-4725; alvinvalley.com H
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Dr. Cindy Bressler has developed a strong Hamptons following as a house-call veterinarian. She is also the founder of Hamptons Canine Concierge, a luxury service providing Hamptons pups with playdates, swimming lessons, training, organic treats, grooming, and spa services. 255-8556; drcindybressler.com
Hampton Staffing Co. Hamptonites with heavy entertaining schedules can enlist this referral-based company, which staffs top-notch private chefs, sous chefs, bartenders, kitchen help, and coordinators for parties of all sizes. Other services include event planning and catering from local companies such as Cavaniola’s Gourmet and Loaves & Fishes. 377-6407; hampton staffingco.com
Kitchensurfing This online marketplace allows members to hire local chefs specializing in a variety of cuisines, including Greek, Middle Eastern, Chinese, and American. Customers can order dinner for two for date night, create a menu for a large dinner party, or get healthy, balanced meals for the week delivered directly to their doors. 877-680-0668; kitchensurfing.com
Lavaan Dental Spa This popular NYC dental service
offers in-home express teeth whitening in the Hamptons. In the 30-minute treatment, a hand-held portable whitening device is used to provide the patient with mobile, comfortable, and personalized care at home. The treatment is applied in four eight-minute applications, and patients can expect to see a brighter smile instantly. lavaansmile.com
Pottery Barn This home décor heaven offers complimentary consultations from personal design specialists who, by appointment, come to customers’ homes to measure the space, discuss color schemes and décor ideas, and provide decorating advice for a single room or a full-house refresh. The service is also available for Pottery Barn Kids. 1 Hampton Road, Southampton, 283-0141; potterybarn.com
Refresh Body Refresh Body provides at-home Pilates and yoga sessions with skilled private instructors, while massages, complete with heated tables, high-thread-count sheets, and essential oils, are also available for customers looking to relax and unwind in their own homes. Choose from several massage styles, including Swedish, Thai, and deep-tissue, each of which can be enjoyed poolside. 212-242-4379; refreshbody.com
South Fork & Spoon “The weekend starts now,” is the motto of this Hamptons food concierge, which provides a variety of services Thursday through Saturday. Personal grocery shopping and fridge and bar stocking are also available for clients who want a hassle-free arrival to the Hamptons. And lobster dinners for two, DIY cocktail parties, and beach picnic baskets are among the company’s gourmet offerings. Bridgehampton, 646-455-0837; southforkandspoon.com
Tomas Maier A personal shopper service at this East End shop will help even the most discerning customers update their wardrobes, accent their beach homes, or choose hostess gifts such as books, candles, and blankets. The East Hampton store also offers home delivery during company hours. 74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 604-6700; tomasmaier.com
Vênsette Prep for a night on the town with this service that sends high-end hair and makeup artists right to your door. As you book online, browse the site’s collection of hair and makeup styles for easier communication with your stylists. Each appointment is approximately 45 minutes long, ensuring you arrive at the party on time. 800-670-7959; vensette.com H
HOUSE CALL Shop Michelle Farmer’s highly curated collection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories in your own home. This summer Michelle Farmer Collaborate will bring shopping parties to homes in the Hamptons. For $100, clients and their friends can reserve a date and time, provide the shop with their measurements and wish lists, and enjoy Farmer’s exclusive pieces from such designers as Adrianna Rivera, Claudia Hammers, and Puro Lin. Styling services will be available Monday through Saturday and must be booked one week in advance. 2491 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 604-1850; michellefarmer.com Michelle Farmer’s Bridgehampton shop.
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Lean & Green THE EAST END IS FILLED WITH HEALTHY WAYS TO REFRESH, FROM POTENT JUICES TO NUTRIENT-PACKED ELIXIRS. BY ERIN RILEY
Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee Although famous for fair-trade coffees, Jack’s also excels at housemade cold-pressed juices. The popular Mr. Green Juice is a blend of apple, kale, celery, lemon, ginger, cucumber, and spinach; it’s offered alongside gluten-free treats and probiotic teas. 146 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 267-5555; jacksstirbrew.com
Joni’s Kitchen Packed with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, Joni’s Kitchen is a haven for the health-minded. Try the QE Green, a blend of organic
cukes, celery, kale, spinach, parsley, collard greens, and Swiss chard—the dark, leafy greens create an alkalizing effect fit for a daily detox. 34 S. Etna Ave., Ste. 9, Montauk, 668-3663; jonismontauk.com
Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 212-777-0034; juicepress.com
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After a successful pop-up last summer, Juice Press is settling down on the East End with two Hamptons locations, both offering organic juices, smoothies, and raw foods. Juices include green-packed blends, ginger-filled immune builders, and a variety of cleanses. 93 Main St., Southampton; 2486
Founder Giuliana Torre wins over fans with a carefully curated selection of superfoods and potions as well as her popular cleanse, which is “a compilation of the best cleanses I’ve personally practiced, studied, and observed,” says Torre. Try the new Juicy Naam Alkaline Grasses, a customized blend of organic juice
powder that mixes with water “to create an alkaline, mineral-rich drink that you can sip on all day,” she explains. 51 Division St., Sag Harbor, 725-3030; thejuicynaam.com
Lane Life After the successful launch of Juice Lane last summer, founders and twin brothers Justin and Ian Browne have opened Lane Life—a seasonal concept store of lifestyle and wellness
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brands all under one roof—where they sell freshly made smoothies. Stop by for the new Recovery smoothie (coconut juice and cacao) and pick up an organic meal from Sakara Life. 354 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott, 527-5057; shoplanelife.com
LuliTonix To celebrate her third summer in East Hampton, Pilates guru Erika Bloom has teamed up with LuliTonix, the NYC-based company known for supercharged raw green blends and nutrient-packed elixirs, with an exclusive offering of its juice line delivered fresh each week. Try one of the brand’s potions with chia seeds, a favorite ingredient of founder Luliana Sugarman. Erika Bloom Pilates, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 212-288-3410; lulitonix.com
Naturally Good Foods and Café At this Montauk health shop, you will find plenty of smoothies, raw foods, and veggie-centric meals—all made from scratch. But devotees flock for the 8-Day Detox, which combines a vegan diet with fresh organic juices. Try the Boomerang—a tangy blend of cucumber, kale, broccoli, celery, parsley, apple, and lemon. 38 S. Etna Ave., Montauk, 668-9030; naturallygood foodsandcafe.com
Provisions This organic café makes a no-nonsense, foam-topped green juice from celery, cucumber, parsley, kale, and chard. Sip your morning juice at an outdoor patio table, then stock up on raw products, like Raw Revolution organic bars, Raw Chocolate Love chocolate, and dessert snacks from Hail Merry, as well as local produce from Quail Hill Farm and Dale & Bette’s Farm. 7 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-3636; provisions naturalfoods.com Montauk Juice Factory combines a surf aesthetic with a state-ofthe-art juicing kitchen.
Simply Sublime Look for organic juices and smoothies, including the hearty Superfoods (goji berries, camu camu, bee pollen, raspberry ketons, mangosteen, acai, pomegranate, banana, and pineapple) and the lighter Mangolicious (mango, ginger, cayenne, and coconut water). Each blend is a balanced mix of fresh fruit and protein. 85 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, 604-1566; simplysublimewellness.com H
NEW SQUEEZE Montauk Juice Factory opens this season with a holistic approach. “We wanted to create a product that helps preserve the spirit of Montauk and keeps the community running clean and mean,” says Madeleine Murphy, cofounder of the newly opened Montauk Juice Factory. Murphy, along with partners Bret and Paul Caretsky, suggests the popular Liquid Sunshine mix, which is “great for your complexion because it’s super charged with vitamin C, aloe vera, and all of the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger root and turmeric,” she explains. 12 S. Etna Ave., Montauk, 668-8286; montauk juicefactory.com
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Mat Point FIND FITNESS—AND INNER PEACE—AT THESE POPULAR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR YOGA SPACES. BY ANNE HUNTER
Exhale This studio offers three versions of yoga: restorative, traditional, and vigorous. Exhale’s latest workout, offered at Exhale Bridgehampton, is an intense cardio-barre hybrid. “It’s a fun, sweaty, fat-burning, musclesculpting combo class that transforms your entire body,” says cofounder Elisabeth Halfpapp. 2415 Main St., Bridgehampton, 212-561-6400; exhalespa.com
Good Ground Yoga Hampton Bays’ two-year-old Good Ground Yoga offers a free night of yoga every Friday. “I am so thrilled
to bring yoga and wellness to the community I live in,” says Leslie Pearlman, owner and director. 107-5 Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, 594-5050; goodgroundyoga.com
Hamptons Hot Yoga and Hot’auk Yoga “De-puff, de-pudge, de-stress, de-tox, and de-age” is the mantra at Hamptons Hot Yoga and Hot’auk Yoga, which offers disciplines from Bikram to Hot Vinyasa. “From your first session, you tingle from head to toe, your blood is flowing, your mind is clear, you are full of breath, and
you feel alive,” says founder and director, Lienette Crafoord. Hamptons Hot’auk Yoga, 649
Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 668-8585; Hamptons Hot Yoga, 2415 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 537- 9642; hamptonshotyoga.com
KamaDeva The KamaDeva Yoga studio reflects owner Jessica Bellofatto’s love of the
ocean. “I want it to feel like you are in the water,” she says of the space. Try the signature KamaDeva Yoga Open class in the studio or jump in the water for yoga on paddleboards with Paddle Diva. 15 Lumber Lane, Ste. D, East Hampton, 604-1382; kamadevayoga.com
Love. A Yoga Space Director of Yoga Sian Gordon leads
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Vinyasa flow classes; Love also offers surf and yoga combos, retreats, private lessons, and on August 16, a beachfront fête. “We are launching Kassia Meador’s new wetsuit line,” says Gordon. “There will be a beach cleanup in the morning and a party in the evening.” 83 S. Elmwood Ave., Montauk, 668-8068; loveyogamontauk.com
One Ocean Yoga Visit Channing Daughters Winery for yoga in the vineyard. “It’s heaven out here,” says John Seelye, founder of One Ocean Yoga. “Just by arriving, it imbues you with a serenity.” One Ocean Yoga hosts the internationally known Krishna Das, who will be leading a Kirtan concert on August 23 and a workshop on August 24. 1927 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton, 537-5522; oneoceanyoga.com
POE Yoga POE (Peace on Earth) Yoga “is a place where beginners and advanced yogis can come to escape their everyday stress, and connect their mind and body,” says founder Sunshine Daidone, whose studios use a radiant heat system that provides regenerative “vital rays” to restore your body. 3 Railroad Ave., East Hampton, 908-672-1015; poeyoga.com
The Yoga House The summer months are “the perfect time to begin a yoga practice or deepen it,” says owner Kara Billingham. “The longer, light-filled days bring the ability for the mind to open and invite more happiness in.” The Yoga House also offers massage with Valerie Pease and special events such as beach yoga, SUP yoga, and fun and informative workshops. 13 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, 566-8816; karayoga.com
Yoga Shanti With more than 15 years in Sag Harbor, Colleen Saidman Yee offers well-sequenced and alignment-based classes here and in her newest location in Westhampton Beach. “On August 23, we have worldrenowned yoga scholars Richard Rosen and Jim Mallinson presenting class, lecture, and film,” says Yee. 32 Bridge St., Sag Harbor, 725-6424; 132-6 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 905-5588; yogashanti.com H
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VINE VINYASA Say “om” outdoors this summer with yoga at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. East Enders can loosen their limbs in the summer sun with one of five outdoor yoga classes: Good Morning Flow, Soft Strong Sunset, Sunset Salutations, Alignment-Based Flow, or the Complimentary Community Class. Led by local instructors, each class, held around the gazebo, in the vines, or under a large, shady tree at Wölffer Estate Vineyard, is an ideal way to connect with nature and stay in shape.
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Peaceful warrior poses are even more serene with views of Wölffer’s vineyard.
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Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas offers an extensive menu and wine pairings of award-winning varietals.
Haute Spots Bar Frites This family-friendly eatery’s Parisian-themed décor and cocktail menu channel faraway destinations. Try the Barbados Cooler—a refreshing blend of Mount Gay Eclipse, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, bitters, grenadine, and nutmeg, which pairs well with the restaurant’s classic French dishes like the frisée and lardons salad and the sautéed skate. 400 Wheatley Road, Greenvale, 516-484-7500; barfrites.com
Barrique Kitchen and Wine Bar Derived from French, the word
barrique refers to a small oak barrel used in making fine wines, which is just what makes this remarkable wine bar a Gold Coast favorite. Barrique carries more than 150 carefully curated wines, 30 of which can be enjoyed by the glass alongside rustic small plates like grilled bratwurst with brown butter spaetzel and Dijon aioli. 69 Deer Park Ave., Babylon, 321-1175; barriquekitchenand winebar.com
Black Sheep Ale House “We maintain a solid and everevolving program offering the best in craft ales and cocktails,” says Bob
Miller, manager of Black Sheep Ale House, a popular Mineola bar with 25 constantly rotating taps. Black Sheep also pours premium whiskeys and spirits and has a new cocktail program with year-round and seasonal offerings. 78 Second St., Mineola, 516-3071280; blacksheepalehouse.com
Effin Gruven Effin Gruven carries a seasonal selection of domestic and
European draught beers, and bartenders pour from a Beer Friends list, which includes the restaurant’s favorite breweries. Try a frosty mug of Brooklyn Brewery’s East India Pale Ale with an order of one of the bar’s specialties: seasoned fries. 2562 Sunrise Hwy., Bellmore, 516-409-1415; effingruven.com
Polo Steakhouse Located in The Garden City Hotel,
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this classic American steakhouse combines a first-class selection of prime cuts with seasonal small plates and craft cocktails. Enjoy a Gardening at Night (Champagne, vodka, and house-made raspberry shrub) at the restaurant’s patio bar before grabbing a table in the Marcello Pozzi-designed dining room. 45 Seventh St., Garden City, 516-877-9385; polosteakhouseny.com
Sapsuckers The extensive craft beer menu at this cozy pub changes daily and features rare, small-scale production beers that are categorized by quirky flavor profiles. Take the crisp Full Sail premium lager, which reads “fresh-cut grass, toasted cracker, and a bit of honey.” Complement a pint with an award-winning burger made with all-natural organic beef and artisanal bread. 287 Main St., Huntington Village, 683-4945; sapsuckersli.com
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas The entryway to this tapas bar at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza is lined with an awardwinning wine cellar that includes more than 150 world-class varietals housed in a completely custom-made, climate-controlled preservation system. An accessible winepairing chart guides guests through the eclectic tapas menu, which includes such favorites as strawberry mascarpone bruschetta and a tasty wild boar ragu. 1002 Old Country Road, Garden City, 516-228-5400; spuntinowinebar.com
T.J. Finley’s “We took a big risk being at the forefront of the craft beer revolution on Long Island,” says manager and co-owner Zach The White Cherry is a popular summer cocktail at The Cortland.
DiGirolomo. “It has been an awesome experience watching it grow into what it is today.” Unique to the craft beer pub scene, T.J. Finley’s Private Pubs program allows guests to pour their own beer right at their table. T.J. Finley’s will also host a bus trip to the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival at Peconic Bay Winery on August 9. 42 E. Main St., Bay Shore, 647-4856; tjfinleys.com H
WITH A TWIST The Cortland shakes up its cocktail menu with indulgent liquor infusions. Known not only for its beer selection, but also for the spice in its elixir menu, The Cortland offers decadent liquor infusions like butternut squash- and cinnamon-infused apple cider. The draught list on tap is devoted exclusively to New York brews, which can be enjoyed with summer events, including live music performances and movie screenings.
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THE DESIGNER OF A COVETED LINE OF TOTES, RAFÉ TOTENGCO SHARES HIS FAVORITE EAST END DISCOVERY.
Surprisingly, however, one of my favorite places on the East End is neither the beach nor a fabulous home. My friend Alejandro Saralegui insisted I forsake my beach time one afternoon and accompany him to Robert Dash’s Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. I felt like I had walked into a secret garden. The grounds are lush and filled with thousands of varieties of flowers and plants. I spent hours meandering through the garden, snapping away and posting photos on Instagram. My favorite spot is the Chinese-inspired bridge overlooking a small pond. There, I can sit and dream up my next collection of bags and minaudières. H
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n my mind I’m a beach bum. Growing up in the Philippines, I would go to the beach every weekend with my cousins to build sand castles and collect shells. Those are among my fondest memories and I’m still drawn to using shells and natural materials in my designs. Filipinos, as a rule, are social people with a love of good food, and I’m no exception. I like nothing better than gathering with friends for a clambake on the beach, or gossiping around the pool at a chic shingle-style home—that’s what keeps bringing me back to the Hamptons.
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