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SPLENDOUR IN SOUTHAMPTON

For our July cover story, we photographed families

who spend their summers together in Southampton, creating unforgettable sweet memories.

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The must-visit institutions on your next journey through

coastal New England— from Rhode Island to Martha’s Vineyard.

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NAVIGATING THE HAMPTONS

A guide to five iconic towns out East—each with its own

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stereotypes and defining characteristics—that collectively come together to form the jewel of Long Island: the Hamptons. by brooke murray

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UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF THE AEGEAN Photographer

Katerina Katopis-Lykiardopulo

and author Chrysanthos Panas boarded a traditional Greek sailboat to capture the calming atmosphere, quintessential characters, and breathtaking architecture of Greece, showcased in Assouline’s new book, Greek Islands. by Jared brIll

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PORTRAITS OF A PROUSTIAN ARTIST

Chatting with artist Dora Frost, who excels

in painting and drawing from life. by chrIS meIgher

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QUEST ENDLESS SUMMER

Some things never go out of style. by elIzabeTh meIgher

BEACHY BUYS IN THE HAMPTONS

These essential boutiques in our favorite Hamptons

towns will keep you looking chic during your weekend getaway. by brooke murray

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A S P R E Y. C O M

THE OC TOPUS COLLEC TION IN SE A GREEN

P L E A S E J O I N U S AT O U R S O U T H A M P T O N S T O R E 18 JOBS L ANE , SOUTHAMPTON


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TRAVEL

Casa de Campo’s Premier Suites & Club will debut this fall. by brooke murray

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BOOKS

A new book reveals Newport’s understated elegance in photos.

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REAL ESTATE

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SOCIAL CALENDAR

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YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST

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SNAPSHOT

The city is back and busier than ever.

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Our photographer remembers his time spent with Brooke Shields.

Belonging to a private club remains all-important in the Hamptons.

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Introducing a new memoir, The Homecoming Seasons. by Jamie maCGuire Summer—and summer fashions—in full bloom. by brooke murray anD elizabeth meiGher

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An inside look into Fivestory, acquired by Karen Murray in 2020. Chatting with top brokers in the Hamptons.

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brooke murray

The best events to enjoy in and around town now that summer has begun. Capturing some summer-time fun in New York and Montauk. by brooke murray

Looking back at the ultra-private summer incarnation of New York’s El Morocco.



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Clockwise from bottom left: Hilary Geary Ross on the cover of Quest’s April 2017 Issue; Jamie MacGuire and Michelle Coppedge; Liv Tiernan; A Newport Summer; Nick Mele; Robert Janjigian; Karen Murray; Dora Frost.

I WRITE TO you on the very day of the Summer Solstice—a season that is already in full bloom, with Top Gun after-jets ablaze as we near “Mach 1” on the social scene. The human need to revisit all we had to forgo during the dreaded pandemic is palpable, yet confidently reassuring. Readily absorbing the woes of sputtering markets ... cascading inflation ... an unending Ukrainian crisis ... a diminished and addled President ...we seem hell-bent on inhaling every experience that we wistfully imagined during the depth of COVID. Well, good for us! Anxious and able, we are daring to LIVE again, bolder and wiser as we navigate the speed bumps looming on our collective journeys. Such is the strength of American character—dusting ourselves off after a nasty tumble, and forging ever onward to the next gritty challenge! In this, our annual Summer Issue, we head “out East” to the fabled Village of Southampton, following the eloquent lead of Quest’s loyal super scribe, Hilary Geary Ross. Having recently returned from Washington D.C., where she served as the most admired social doyenne in our Nation’s Capital - a genuine “Perle Mesta” who effortlessly mixed both political parties into her sumptuous dining room - Hilary hails from one of Southampton’s oldest clans. Paired with her accomplished and keen-eyed daughter-in-law, Liv Tiernan Geary, these talented ladies have written, photographed, and produced a revealing glimpse into family life within this historic hamlet. On pages 110 - 113, we profile another captivating Southampton “original” - the imaginative Dora Frost and her acclaimed artistic aesthetic. Dora’s paintings and drawings are timeless - as relevant today as they would have been in the Proustian Age, that same named author being her most favorite man-of-letters. One of Quest’s foremost men-of-letters is our regular columnist, Jamie MacGuire, known to his legion of devoted readers as Audax. A colleague of mine from the TIME-LIFE era, Jamie has penned a penetrating account of his “growing-up years” on the south shore of western Long Island, including his return decades later to raise a family in this same, although much evolved community. Jamie’s is a faith-inspired journey and his book, The Homecoming Seasons (published by Rowman & Littlefield) is thoughtfully riveting. Another insidery book well worth your attention is,

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dear readers, A Newport Summer, composed by Ruthie Sommers and photographed by Quest’s omnipotent contributor, Nick Mele. Turn to pages 70 - 73 and relax with Ruthie and Nick’s homage to understated Newport glamour, sunbaked in a bygone Brahmin lifestyle. And don’t miss our discerning contributor Robert Janjigian’s feature on Fivestory, the retail phenomenon oozing with attractive traffic in-and-out of their Southampton, Palm Beach, and Manhattan stores. Fivestory is the clever brainchild of the stunning Karen Murray, a savvy fashion sage who knows how to blend both vintage and current styles for sophisticated women who aren’t sheep-like in chasing trends. As we forge into Summer, our civic pendulum is swaying back to a more reasonable “middle.” A key constituency weighing on this balance is neither a Red nor Blue affiliate; it’s the educated universe of mothers, with school-aged children who’ve grown weary of teachers union agendas and overly woke curriculums. These politically secular Mama bears are angry and protective of their cubs. And if it’s so that culture, not politics, determines a society’s success, our American culture may be peering through the veneer of self interests, and hearing the unvarnished truths. Need we be reminded ... to always listen to our mother(s). ◆

Chris Meigher ON THE COVER: Hilary Geary Ross at home in Southampton, New York with her oldest son, Ted Geary, and youngest granddaughter, Teddie Geary, photographed by her daughter-in-law, Liv Tiernan, of Liv Tiernan Photography.


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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY THE ATMOSPHERE. “LIFE IS LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”— Albert Einstein. I got that from a press release about a charity luncheon (The Spirit of Achievement Luncheon). The key words for me in it are “to keep your balance…” Co-chairwoman of the

luncheon, Andrea Stark summed up the energy and endless efforts of The Women’s Division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with her opening remarks: “This has been a very trying time for all of us. Yes we are LADIES WHO LUNCH but do NOT

underestimate the power within us, because we come together with a mission!” And that they do. Over the years, the women’s division has raised over one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) for research for the Albert Einstein Col-

lege of Medicine. Otherwise constructive advice. I’ve written about this particular luncheon in the past. It was “established” 68 years ago (1954). The objective is always to raise more money To Help. I put those words in caps because the matter is infinite as long as us humans are around. The second objective, and the most

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alluring one for the day, is to honor “amazing women” for their presence in our lives. I know that sounds like a bit much but in fact there’s not enough of it going around these days—honoring amazing women. Sixty-eight years ago they chose two: Marlene Dietrich and her daughter Maria Riva. And how was Ms. Dietrich amazing? The pure power of her personality. Some call it talent, but with Marlene, it was who she was. She was a girl who learned early. And she was many things. Her daughter inherited that quality. For 67 years, the Women’s Division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, which hosts this luncheon, has been able to honor such amaz22 QUEST

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ing women and the list keeps growing - fortunately there are a plethora of New York women who fit the bill. Among the honorees over the subsequent years were: Eleanor Roosevelt, Meryl Streep, Barbara Walters, Sharon Stone, Christine Baranski, Anne Bancroft, Jane Pauley, Gloria Steinem, Twyla Tharp, Candice Bergen, Barbara Corcoran, Hoda Kotb, Cynthia Nixon, Whoopi Goldberg, Cindy Crawford, Katie Couric, Vera Wang, Iris Apfel, Shirley MacLaine, Elsa Peretti, Joyce Carol Oates, Diane von Furstenberg, Patricia Field, Susan Lucci, Glenn Close, Diane Sawyer, Nora Ephron, Evelyn Lauder, Jill Martin, Donna Karen. And those are all just the “famous”

ones. Now here we are, halfway through the New Year, and New York has really begun to return to that energy that romances many a visitor as well its residents. This has become apparent in many ways, including the notable increase in people dining out, talking the opportunity to be out and about among one’s friends, neighbors, and one’s personal interests. June this year was the first time in 30 months that the social calendar began to return to its annual schedule. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) hosted its annual dinner outdoors at the Central Park Zoo for the first time in two years. Their honored guest was Jeff Bezos who cre-

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ated The Earth Fund with a grant of $10 billlion, with the intention of supporting conservation of our planet and its vegetation, wildlife and for a healthier environment. The honoring of Mr. Bezos marked an important move for the WCS. It’s a traditional dinner that was originally black tie for the men with the women dressing up some. This year it was suit and tie— very neat, mind you; and of course the women dressed a little less formally but what they’d call “dressy.” Mr. Bezos was accompanied by his constant companion, Ms. Sanchez, who was marked on the program as a co-chair. I don’t know how much of that $10 billion is going to the WCS but we can be

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A sure it will make a difference. Also. Then, on another weekday evening, there was the Frick Collection just a few blocks north, which hosted its annual Spring Garden Party for 500 of its most loyal supporters: the Fellows and Young Fellows. It was the first time the event was held at Frick Madison, which is the museum’s temporary home in the Marcel Breuer designed building on the Upper East Side, originally built for the Whitney Museum, which moved to larger headquarters several years ago. The Frick Collection’s home under construction is being expanded. Guests at the party were having the first time experience of the Frick’s master-

pieces reframed for an actual museum viewing. There is a noticeable difference in viewing those masterpieces in a different light and space-wise environment. Highlights from one of the world’s foremost collections of European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts ranged from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. The once-in-a-lifetime presentation includes works by Bellini, Degas, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Goya, Ingres, Rembrandt, Titian, Van Dyck, Vermeer, and Veronese. The evening began with cocktails and seasonally inspired hors d’oeuvres and desserts, all served in the lower garden area of the museum, accompanied by music from

noted New York City–based jazz quartet The Flail. The Frick’s events have a quiet formality that the actual Frick mansion inspires. The evening at the Frick Madison was nevertheless relaxing, and an especially pleasant experience. M. Breuer provided that with his design. The art provided an atmosphere of peace and serenity for the evening. It’s New York for a moment in the right time. Big guestlist included: Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director Ian Wardropper, Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon, Jeanne and Bill Bice, Margot and Jerry Bogert, Ayesha Bulchandani, Sharese Bullock-Bailey, Eaddy Kirnan Bunzel and Theodore Bunzel, Tai-Heng Cheng and

Cole Harrell, Amy and Gary Churgin, Meredes de Guardiola, Betty and Jean-Marie Eveillard, Barbara Fleishman, Emily Frick, Karen and John Krehbiel, Jr., Lisa Hess, Andrew and Felicity Jones, Alexandra and Cody Kittle, Teresa Lin, Joanna Masiyiwa, Laurence Ross Milstein, Harlan Minor, Deborah and Chuck Royce, Anita Saggurti, and Neil Westreich. Olivier Cheng provided the delicious catering of course, and among the InKind Donations was Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Desolas Mercal and Quinn Rosé. It can be imagined that a good time was had by all. Then on a Thursday night, The New York Botanical Garden hosted its annual Con-

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Hearst, Sharon Jacob, Holly Lowen, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Ariana Rockefeller and Deborah Goodrich Royce. Additional attendees included Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Ivy Getty, Sigourney Weaver, Elsa Majimbo, Sophie Sumner, Douglas Friedman, Paul Arnhold, Gillian Miniter, Fe Fendi, Roze Traore. These events were only four of the many—all staged for charitable purposes that brought out many New Yorkers again. The Gossip of History and the History of Gossip in the modern age. Tina Brown’s

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book: The Palace Papers. I’ve written about it more than once because it’s been on my mind watching the real world these days. I found it so affecting the so-called “gossip” is transposing into history. It’s a moment in history of course, and of a family. But it’s also about Now. Our Now, and the world we live in. The same world this family lives in— although we tend to look at them as Otherly. I’ve read more about the history of the family and the Throne over the years, but the current crop, some of whom I’ve met in passing, don’t

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interest me. However, Tina Brown made all of it interesting. Her portraits give you a feel for the characters, as if you’re getting a sense of them. Because it’s a Family, and just like any family—yes, any family—in the sense that human blood relationships are uniquely similar in a variety of ways, beginning with Mother and Father. This book gives you something to look at. About life; and in the end, the Royal Family is a professional version. But when they depart the palace balcony scene and go home, everyone is back to being members of a family. Those palaces enhance the special public image, although I don’t know what it does

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I pressed him to be more specific. “If he tells you about a problem that he’s dealing with, in need of a solution, and if you give him a Common Sense solution, he thinks it’s brilliant.” It was a sense of naivete, the result of the isolation of his position, his “place” in that world. The Royal Treatment. Back in the ’80s, I was in London and a friend (American) who was in the antique business invited me to join him and two of his British associates for dinner. The two Englishmen turned out to be antiquaries in London.

During conversation, the subject of Queen Mary came up. She was the wife of George V and mother of George VI and of course the Duke of Windsor. Queen Mary, who lived long enough to see her granddaughter become Queen, was crazy about antiques. She often visited antique shots in London, checking out the changes. It was known by the dealers that if the Queen happened to compliment anything, they should “give” it to her. This became a general practice and something Queen Mary was obviously well aware of because she had

a liking for many things. One day, one of the dealers at the dinner table talked about when he’d first opened his shop, the Queen came in. She gave herself a tour of the merchandise and spotted a very tall porcelain vase or urn, and commented on its quality. She told the owner that she’d been invited to a wedding and this would be the perfect gift for them. Aha! And so, because Queen Mary liked it, out it went to Buckingham Palace. Six or eight months later, a young couple came into the same antique shop and were looking around when they got into conversation with the owner. They told him that they were recently married and that they’d received a gift

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from Queen Mary from the shop. The owner obviously knew, having “given” Queen Mary the vase. Asked how they liked their gift, the wife spoke glowingly about it although, she pointed out the only problem they had was that they live in a very small flat and the vase takes up half the living room! And they didn’t know what to do about it. The shop owner offered the opportunity to return it and choose something more practical. Which they did. A few weeks after the vase was returned, coincidentally Queen Mary stopped by again. And when she saw the vase on display, astonished she said: “Oh, a pair!!” and asked if they’d send it to the couple who received the first one (the same one). And so it was. The dealer also related that when Queen Mary died, a line of lorries waited to pick up the “returns” of her collection to the sources from which they came. The man who shared the story had

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once been a member of the footman staff for the Royal Family. He spoke of the family with affection that one might speak of family or relatives. Elizabethan Tales. The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary’s granddaughter is over. The Daily Mail had the best sum-up article of it all right down to the end when the family was often gathered together by the event. Except for Harry and Meghan who were evidently not evident. It’s easy to assume they were not invited because in all the official photographs Harry’s— and therefore Meghan’s exclusion was presented for all to see. It was ironic in that the only member of the family to not be wearing the uniform officially was Harry who had the most very active and impressive military activity in which he earned admiration and positive impressions as a representative of the UK. The Jubillee occasion was also the first birthday of Harry and Meghan’s daugh-

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A ter Lillibet, whom they wanted to show to the Queen... who looked quite happy to see the child who is her namesake. Another great-grandchild, son of Kate and William almost stole the balcony show on the Queen who seemed to be affectionately delighted by his presence and his freedom of expression. I don’t know Harry or Meghan although in a way I know more about them, having just finished Tina Brown’s amazing biography of this family’s members. Harry, until about the time he and Meghan met and were getting to know each other, was the most popular British royal in the world; an ambassador of goodwill toward man. Like his mother. A prince of the people.

We saw some of it over here. I know a couple of people who’d bumped into him on the street and accidentally had spoken with him. He was real. This obviously was known because he served as a kind of ambassador that presented the Spirit of his very grandmother, the Queen. But being Harry, a man who is his own man, he had a strange role for a young man. He was Number 2 in his world. Not unusual in life but in the Royal Family—as Prince Andrew was number 2—was evidence of the challenge for an individual. After number 1, William married, and his wife Kate had their

first son, Harry was already a no-go in his own world. He probably never expected it to be otherwise, but he had to find a place for himself as more than somebody else’s brother. Widely criticized by talking about family relationships and feelings on camera with Oprah, many held that against him as if his own private existence didn’t belong to him but only to the censors, the public audience, and the editors. What many of us don’t realize when judging another character’s life, is that the public persona is only an aspect of the private persona. All family

relationships are private. Everybody’s. The roots are in the behavior we experience with each other, and how we are treated, as well. We only know Harry as a public persona. Now living in Montecito and a stone’s throw from Hollywood life, he’s in a new life, and possibly one that will be rewarding to the boy who lost his mother when he was a month from his 13th birthday. How that affected him is unknown to me, but it is easy to see that the boy who’d grown up before our eyes, and was out in the world as one of the Most Famous Men in the World, also had his own set of problems on what to do with his life. From the outside looking in, it looked as though meet-

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ing and marrying Meghan was his Godsend. He became his own man who wanted to live his life differently than the life that late he’d led. This is not unusual behavior for a man of his age and generation. The wife made the difference. When their troubles began, the public—people I know anyway—were down on her. She was not approved of by women I know who don’t even know her. And then after their interview with Oprah where they talked about their difficulties in their family, it was finito for the couple with the public. The same thing happened two generations ago to the Duke of Windsor when he gave up his throne and married his Duchess. It was made 34 QUEST

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to seem regrettable although it’s even possible the rest of the family did not regret his departure. The Duke was never really accepted by the Royal Establishment after marrying that divorcee-harridan who made the man happy. Family separations are an old tale we hear about in stories of the rich and powerful especially. Back around the end of the 19th/the beginning of the 20th century in New York, the Vanderbilt Family was an American New World version of Royal. Some of its members also made famous marriages, including royal ones. But there was one particular Vander-

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bilt—Cornelius III, son of Cornelius II, who fell in love with a pretty young debutante, Grace Wilson whom his mother and father disapproved of socially. Probably because of her father’s background. Grace Wilson’s father Richard Wilson was a newly connected tycoon in New York who made his fortune doing business during the Civil War with the Confederacy and probably the North. It made him rich. An imposing and ambitious character in the world of his day, he established himself with family after the War when the country was

booming from the developing results of the Industrial Revolution. It has been said that the character of Rhett Butler that Clark Gable made famous in the film version of Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War saga Gone With the Wind was based on Richard Wilson. However, Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his wife were so disapproving of the marriage of their son “Neily” to Grace, that when he died at age 55, Cornelius II cut off his namesake, leaving him only $1 million of his enormous fortune. His younger brother Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt gave his older brother another $5 million from his own inheritance. But other members of Cornelius II’s family never accepted the marriage. Neily’s sister

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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney never allowed Neily and Grace to winter at the family estate in Aiken, South Carolina. Gertrude didn’t like her sister-in-law. The marriage lasted for the groom’s lifetime although it was said that he was not happily married not long after he tied the knot. No doubt his father’s rejection played a deeply troubling role. Although he was considered the “poorer” Vanderbilt, Neily lived like royalty with summer homes, a yacht that traveled across the world and in his grandfather’s enormous mansion at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street where Grace Vanderbilt entertained literally thousands of people every year at her black tie dinners at home. 36 QUEST

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After Neily died in 1944, the property, which belonged to another Vanderbilt, was sold to the Rockefeller Center group and torn down. Grace Vanderbilt cut her losses accepting reality, and moved to a smaller lodging farther up the avenue at 86th Street. There she continued her social lifestyle looking ahead. Her house today is the home of Ronald Lauder’s beautiful museum, the Neue Galerie New York. I’ve known stories where the separation within the family over a marriage partner healed itself fairly quickly. It’s a noble objective and also sensible. The Harry-Meghan

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story is just the current public version of something that has always gone on in many families. And frequently. And for superficial, imagined reasons. When the marriage topic appears with evidence, the moral judgments are automatically in attendance in families. This is especially true in families with wealth and power, although it is also just plain true when a parent disapproves of a “child’s” choice of partner. Then it becomes a family drama. Sometimes it creates a permanent separation from family, and by other family members…and even their friends. Let’s hope for Harry and Meghan et al, brothers, sisters, nephews and

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nieces, get to experience the goodness and advantage of family in our lives. These times of ours are testing us more than ever. Meanwhile, out here in real life the greenery and the flowers and the trees all of which noticeably taller and a richer green showing us Mother Nature’s array of beautiful abundance. After an often-grey and cool days in May, the temperature warmed up in June. On a Tuesday in this Nature’s environment, I went down to Avra to lunch with Marc Rosen. Firstly, I’d never been to Avra before. Although I’ve seen it many times on my way down East 60th Street. It’s a Greek restaurant, a huge space, both wide and deep. Whenever I’ve passed by I

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could see the place was packed. Always. I also had heard from people that the food is great. On this day, it was crowded inside and out. Evidently Marc is a regular customer and has access to his favorite table where he can see all over, inside and out. And on a warm sunny day in Manhattan, it’s always interesting. Mark’s wife, Arlene Dahl left us last November after a long and amazing life beginning with her Hollywood career where she starred in 31 films and married five times. All relatively briefly, although she became mother of two sons and a daughter. But 38 years ago she met and married a young entrepreneurial products designer who was a vice president of Elizabeth Arden. And about a year later, they married on a yacht in the Mediterranean, and remained together for 37 years, until Arlene’s departure. Marc is planning a Memorial for Arlene and we’d met so he could fill me in on some of his plans. Among his souvenirs is his piano, which he learned to play, and

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this is his recollection of the Piano: In 1951, my wife Arlene Dahl married her first husband, actor Lex Barker. As her mother had died when she was only 15, Lex’s parents, wealthy and prominent New Yorkers, hosted the pre-wedding dinner at their Park Avenue apartment. Mrs. Barker had called Juilliard and asked them to send a student to play their piano after dinner. Arlene and Lex were the beautiful golden couple of the day and after one or two break-ups they decided to tie the knot. Their picture was in the New York papers that morning. After dinner the party withdrew to the Barkers’ drawing room for coffee where a tall redheaded young man was playing the piano. Arlene was so moved by his playing that she walked over to the piano and sat down on the bench next to the student. “You are so talented, you will be a great star,” she proclaimed. He turned to thank the lady only to find that he was face to face with Arlene Dahl whose picture he had seen in the morning papers.

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Fade out, several years his teachers at Juilliard entered him into the famous Tchaikovsky piano competition in Moscow in 1958. It was the height of the Cold War and although the judges thought that the young American deserved to win, they needed Khrushchev’s permission to give the distinguished prize to an American. Krushchev said “if he is the best, he should win.” His name was Van Cliburn and he became a national hero back home, credited for creating the first thaw in the Cold War. He was given a ticker tape parade down Broadway. Fade In, a few years later, Arlene is a guest at a party given in Hollywood by Norma Shearer. A tall red headed 40 QUEST

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man comes up to her and says “Hello Miss Dahl, you don’t remember me, but I played the piano at your wedding dinner when you were marrying Lex Barker. My name is Van Cliburn and you told me that I was going to be a star!” M a r k : Well, they became lifelong friends. Shortly after I married Arlene, I had the privilege of meeting Van and we dined with him whenever he came to New York over the years. When the TV station A&E decided to do a biography of Van, he asked Arlene to be interviewed to tell the story of how they met. A year later I decided that

since we had a vintage piano in our country house, I would take lessons on Saturdays when we were there. I had never learned to play a musical instrument and was deluded into thinking that since I have talent as a designer, I might have some in music: not at all! I realized that I would need to practice during the week. So I began looking for a used Steinway baby grand and cleared a space for one in our NY apartment. One day, Van called to say he would be in town and were we free for dinner. The next day, Arlene invited him for lunch at Doubles. At the lunch she told him that I was taking

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IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THE FIRST time I photographed Brooke Shields she was about to turn 13 years old. The photograph was for the May 29, 1978, cover of PEOPLE magazine as Pretty Baby, directed by the acclaimed Louis Malle, had just been released. The film in which Brooke plays a prostitute living in New Orleans was causing a sensation, especially in the Bible Belt. Her mother, Teri, was there in the studio of course, along with my wife, Gigi, who was pregnant at the time. Brooke was such a lovely youngster. She asked if she could babysit when our daughter was born…little did she know her career was about to skyrocket, and she would have little time to babysit. Over the years, I have photographed the stunningly beautiful and talented Brooke many times, who I am happy to say has always kept her feet on the ground throughout her whirlwind career. My photograph here of Brooke lying languidly on the deck of a boat was taken in 1980. I was always glad to see her mother, Teri, at all the photo shoots as she was always a fun addition to the set. Brooke’s film Brenda Starr had been released to good reviews when this photograph was taken. I like this picture as it is natural, done without stylists or makeup persons hovering over her. It’s my welcome to summer! u 58 QUEST


Brooke Shields on a boat in 1980, photographed by Harry Benson.

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JOIN THE CLUB

From left: A New York Post headline highlighting ‘Woke’ and ‘Cancel’ Culture; belonging to a private club remains all-important

THESE ARE PERIPATETIC times for the poor little Greek boy, out in the Hamptons for some sun-seeking among WASP types, and then down to the nation’s capital for the memorial service of that wonderful humorist P.J. O’Rourke. And do take the following with a grain of salt, but even 800 million years ago, when only microorganisms slithered around the beaches, belonging to a private club was all-important, especially in the Hamptons. Never have I seen more chest-thumping, bandy-legged, bearded louts trash-talking while pollut60 QUEST

ing the beaches in this beautiful town. Southampton was once a luminous little village that served as a seaside refuge for New York’s civilized rich during the unbearable heat of urban summer. You know the kind, white wooden houses, long green lawns, wicker chairs, yellow-and-white umbrellas, and people who talked in what was known as Park Avenue lockjaw. Back then belonging to a private club was pure snobbism. Now it’s a lifesaver. The barbarians have overrun the place, putting up Hollywoodtype monstrosities on the wide acres that

once grew potatoes and driving prices through the roof. Staying at an old club that’s been around for a century and that I joined long ago made my days and nights. No one among the members used the ubiquitous f-word, and better yet, no mobile telephones are allowed within the common rooms and terraces, making the place feel like Tahiti when Paul Gauguin was around. A long weekend there restored my spirits, despite a night of debauch followed by a hangover that would have been too much even for a Karamazov. Never mind. A sense

CO U RTE S Y O F N E W Y O R K P O S T

in the Hamptons.


TA K I of claustrophobic delirium takes over after a while in the Bagel, the light and shadow of the city summoning memories of being banged up. A long weekend by the sea is what the doctor always orders, and this time it really worked. America has become a strange country to people like myself who believe in myths. No one in Europe disputes who our progenitors were in the manner young know-it-alls in America do. “Who were the pioneers?” they ask rhetorically. It’s the kind of question posed by

and Mao. In South America strongmen were the norm, as they are in present-day Africa. The reason the U.K. and U.S. have always been democratic is that authoritarians have never been given free rein. What is presently tolerated, however, is a new type of tyrant, the spin dictators who marginalize opponents using woke stormtroopers and cancellation, rather than the water cannon and baton. These woke tyrants have managed to intimidate and subvert educators, journalists,

Never mind. Perhaps things aren’t as bad as all that, but the fact that since the Texas massacre of children there have been two mass shootings a day in the United States makes one feel that the place is as safe and united as the West Bank. The mayor of the Bagel recently named a gun violence czar to stop gun violence, and the appointed czar has a conviction of first-degree manslaughter in 1988, and also of receiving 26.6 million big ones in city funding for an

From left: The clubhouse at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton during the 2018 US Open;

C R E AT I V E CO M M O N S ; A L A MY

Southampton Village’s Main Street.

left-wing smart alecks and ignoramuses out to divide and rule. According to the great classical historian Taki, people of different races and backgrounds, with different histories and customs, are all prescriptions for disaster, except that it used to work in America. No longer. Keep your old customs and beliefs, is the order of the day. America’s past, according to woke, was racist, hence conformity to Americana is a no-no. The Founding Fathers are the first to fall, along with their statues. History in Europe pretty much goes unchallenged. Not so over here, where it is being rewritten while statues are torn down and places renamed. Mind you, political polarization is not new. It helped bring Hitler to power, not to mention Mussolini, Franco, Lenin,

TV media, Hollywood, and politicians, something only Hitler and Stalin managed in their lifetime. Will this woke anarcho-tyranny against Middle America succeed, or will it end up in the historical rubbish dump where it belongs? The great Greek classical historian thinks that the germ has spread among the young, and a basic abhorrence for anyone who doesn’t agree with them will grow exponentially until only a few old fools will be allowed to speak their minds, mostly among themselves. And while I’m at it, can any of you envision Winston Churchill or Harold Macmillan being interviewed by a woman dressed in gym clothes calling him a liar? Boris should have gotten up and ordered the slag out. When will my side learn not to give in to lefty scum?

outreach program, along with a charge of “grave financial irregularities.” He is the city’s hope to stop the shooting, a bit like yours truly appointed liquor and drug czar for London—not a bad idea, incidentally. Insane demands by each minority group, including “believe all women” and “defund the police,” help make the U.S. ungovernable. Two million new faces in sixteen months is a headline that caught my eye, and it confirms the fact that America has lost control of its borders. Which brings me back to where I started. Private clubs will become safe havens sooner rather than later, and the ones with modern defensive weapons will be the most sought-after. u For more Taki, visit takimag.com. J U LY 2 0 2 2 6 1


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THE HOMECOMING SEASONS

“YOU CAN’T GO HOME again,” Thomas Wolfe famously wrote in his posthumously published 1940 novel. In the novel’s denouement he adds, “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood…” Maybe that was so for Wolfe and his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, but you know what? In 1994 I went home again to the little village where I grew up on the South Shore of Long Island, and the ensuing 25 wonderful years were the basis of my latest book, The Homecoming Seasons: An Irish Catholic Returns to a Changing Long Island by James P. MacGuire from the Hamilton Books imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. After many years abroad I returned to New 62 QUEST

York and spent the hyper-charged decade of the 1980s as a bachelor at such places as Time Inc., Macmillan, and the Manhattan Institute. After marrying in 1990, however, having one baby and expecting another, my wife Lanie and I decamped from Manhattan for a small enclave called the Isle of Wight in the village of Lawrence, where I had grown up. The


Clockwise from top left: The family home at 50 Cedarhurst Avenue; George Bull and Audax’s grandfather, Dr. D. Philip MacGuire, at the Saratoga Yearling Sales, circa 1940; Rockaway Hunt, Long Island’s oldest club (1878); Schuyler MacGuire’s wedding to Dean Tyndall in 1968, the author third from left still (barely) standing. Opposite page, clockwise from above: MacGuire family Thanksgiving, 2018, the matriarchy ascendant!; Christmas card, 1998 (Pierce, Audax, Lanie, and Rhoads); The Homecoming Seasons cover.

Homecoming Seasons is the story of our return to that almost hidden world—how it had evolved from ancient times; been inhabited by indigenous peoples; colonized by the Dutch and the English; and then grew from a sparsely populated agricultural corner of western Long Island to an early summer resort, then an outer, and finally an inner suburb of New York City. Along the way, I weave childhood memories and sketches of family and friends with a detailed, almost diary-like description of returning. I try to capture the wonder of the wetlands, the water, and the surrounding natural world; the poignant life, death and rebirth of community; the joys and sorrows of marriage and parenthood; and the profound exultation of safely shepherding two beloved sons to triumphant adulthood. There are portraits of people like Louis Auchincloss, who grew up there; Buckminster Fuller who was married at Rock Hall, the colonial manor in Lawrence; Marine hero and inveterate

clubman Treddy Ketcham, and tennis partners “Saint Margaret” Carpenter, Mike Brooks, Pike Talbert, and that trash-talking wizard of touch, Ray York, who never tired of reminding Gene Scott he had beaten him in straight sets when Ray was at UVA and Gene at Yale, among many others. My old publishing colleague Charlie Scribner compliments me excessively by writing the book possesses “the art of seeing the details of this world in all its variety—from the mundane to the sublime—as sacramental.” If I came anywhere close to that, I have achieved more than I aimed for. In any case, now that high summer is upon us, I hope you will consider The Homecoming Seasons for beach or vacation reading and see if you agree with me that you CAN come home again, and happily. By all means feel free to follow up with any comments, criticisms or suggestions you have to jpmacguire@gmail. com. I promise to answer each and every one! ◆ J U LY 2 0 2 2 6 3


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Asprey’s Octopus Highball ($295), Tumbler ($265), Decanter ($975), and Jug ($975) in Sea Green. All available at asprey.com.

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Who says an electric car needs to be utilitarian? With BMW’s sleek new i4 sedan, you can catch the envy of customers at the gas station. Visit Braman Motorcars BMW in West Palm Beach or Jupiter. J U LY 2 0 2 2 6 5


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Vhernier’s Aladino Earclips in 18k gold, jade, and rock crystal. $12,500 at shop.vhernier.com.

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Lighten up your summer handbag collection with J.McLaughlin’s latest woven tote, the Mckenna Handbag. $298 at jmclaughlin.com.

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the Zip-Front Lace Dress ($275) and Racquet Cover ($298) will have you looking stylish on the courts. Available at veronicabeard.com. Inspired by vintage denim pieces, the Ruana Striped LinenBlend Sweater in Indigo Blue Multi is crafted in Italy from a linen-silk blend that incorporates a mix of textured stitches and indigo stripes; $1,790 at ralphlauren.com.

Gil Walsh Collection’s Cleo Ottoman. Call 561.932.0631 to purchase for $1,550.

Easy to wear and style for all occasions, Charlotte Kellogg’s Barbara Top in Linen Print is the brand’s most popular style. $250 at charlottekellogg.com.

Lightweight, waterproof, and comfortable, the Bubble Jelly in Cipria is perfect for the beach or the pool. $188 at toryburch.com.

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CASA DE CAMPO’S PREMIER SUITES & CLUB TO DEBUT THIS FALL CASA DE CAMPO in the Dominican Republic is not your average Caribbean destination. The resort has been likened to a playground for the rich, a men’s sporting paradise, and a dream getaway for couples and families. The 7,000-acre gated compound in La Romana truly has something for everyone and is best known as a world-class golf destination with three championship courses—including the world-famous Teeth of the Dog course, boasting seven holes along the glistening sea. Plus there’s a marina, tennis and polo facilities, an exceptional shooting center, white-sand beaches, a luxury spa, and a 16th-century replica Mediterranean Village with shopping, all of which can be explored via golf carts assigned to guests at check-in. Also on offer are tailored packages that cater to the traveler in search of a worry-free getaway, including all-inclusive access to the many gourmet restaurants and bars. Unlike other popular island destinations like St. Barths, Casa de Campo is accessible via a quick three-hour direct flight from New York to Punta Cana Airport, or through a private jet service that lands directly on the grounds. Above all, the resort boasts unmatched luxury—and is taking it to the next level this fall. 68 QUEST

In addition to its standard guest rooms and villas, Casa de Campo is adding a new category of Premier Junior Suites, each of which will include access to an exclusive lounge under the same roof, perfect for relaxing following a day on the course. The Premier Club will be available exclusively to guests staying in the suites, where they can sip exotic cocktails at a secluded bar and eat complimentary canapes prepared by the executive chef in the lounge area. The suites themselves feature patios, Egyptian cotton linens, and a private butler service. There will also be a Premier multi-level Presidential Suite for the most discerning travelers, with a separate staff entrance—perfect for families or for dignitaries traveling with private security. Continual upgrades and endless offerings are what have made the resort a destination for both high-profile frequenters—from Alex Rodriguez and Beyoncé to former U.S. Presidents—and your average regulars who religiously return on an annual basis. It’s a place where excitement meets elegance, and it’s the sum of its parts that attracts its dedicated roster of clients back each year. u

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Renderings of the Premier Suites and Club at Casa de Campo. Clockwise from top right: The master bedroom in the Premier Presidential Suite; an aerial shot of the Premier Suites; the suites feature Kohler accessorized bathroom and amenity fixtures throughout, and rain showers and tubs in every room; the Premier Club. Opposite page: Renderings of a new luxury spa that Casa de Campo will debut in late 2022.


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NATURALLY NEWPORT BY NICK MELE WHEN RUTHIE SOMMERS and I set out to create A Newport Summer, we wanted it to be different than most other coffee table books. We had no interest in showing off perfectly curated homes and gardens, and there are no captions telling you who the people are or why you should find them interesting. Instead, we created a book about a real summer community—cracks and all! I pointed my camera at the details one only gets to see if you spend the time really looking. 70 QUEST


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Newport is a constant. No matter where I’ve lived, the community and traditions I’ve come back to every summer have remained intact. The grand houses of yesteryear still stand—often untouched by modern renovation and style. Things like artwork, fine china, and the importance of good manners are passed down from generation to generation. It is a town that refuses to forget its history. Walking through people’s homes, I can almost see the ghosts of parties past—splendid cocktail affairs and marvelous dinners that have left a palpable imprint behind. Beneath the perception of its wealth, Newport has an understated elegance—a charming patina from generations of being. I hope when you look through this book, you will see that side of Newport. u 72 QUEST

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SUCCESS “STORY” BY ROBERT JANJIGIAN AT THE BEGINNING of 2020, Karen Murray was ready to launch her recently acquired retail boutique Fivestory. The longtime fashion industry executive expected to make a splash with a palatial location on a prime block at 1020 Madison Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Her concept was unique, to offer a range of “Fabulous” women’s designer brands, along with a carefully curated selection of vintage pieces, at reasonable price points. “I always said that if I ever had my own store, I would offer a mix of old and new,” she says. Everything was set. Then came the lock down order due to the pandemic. “The timing was horrible,” Murray reflects. But the Fivestory saga does have a happy ending, thanks to Murray’s resilience and steady belief that her retail sense was on target. The New York store debuted with less fanfare than anticipated, but Murray was able to think clearly and quite intelligently that her customers were still out there—that she would have to open where they’d migrated during the COVID crisis that affected businesses throughout the nation. First, she opened a pop-up in Southampton for the summer of 2020. This From left: A Scotstyle clutch ($2,995), available at Fivestory boutiques; Cult Gaia’s Brynn Ruched Maxi Dress ($518 at fivestoryny.

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From above: Fivestory New York at 1020 Madison Avenue; Jimmy Choo’s Maelie 70mm Mauve Leather Sandal ($650 at fivestory.com). Opposite page: Luisa Beccaria’s Pink Puff Sleeve Dress ($3,275) and a yellow bag by Scotstyle ($6,995), available at fivestory.com.

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summer, Fivestory is a permanent presence along the prestigious Jobs Lane stretch. Last fall, she brought Fivestory to Palm Beach. “This was our most successful opening,” Murray says. “It was as if they didn’t care much about COVID.” The business in New York is coming back slowly, but Murray’s perception is that women are anxious to get dressed up again. “They were tired of sweatpants,” she says. She notices that colorful, pretty, feminine styles and evening wear are once again in great demand. Vintage or ‘pre-loved’ pieces, which she thought her New York City customers might be resistant to at first, have been scooped up in droves. “They seem to just love it,” she says. Besides the vintage items from Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Pucci, and Gucci, Fivestory stocks Etro, Max Mara, Proenza

Schouler, Rosetta Getty, Luisa Beccaria, Emilia Wickstead, Philosophy, Rianna & Nina, Alexis, Zimmermann, Balmain, Missoni, Temperley London, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham, and others. Murray has embraced several emerging brands, most of which are exclusive in the markets where Fivestory boutiques are located. These include TWP, DMN, and Verandah. Footwear, swimwear, and accessories are also part of Fivestory’s stylish story. “We cater to women who don’t want to wear what everybody else is wearing. Our customer is aware of current trends, but wants high quality, and personalized service,” says Murray, who is most often on the floor of one of her stores during prime business periods. “We want to make our customers look and feel beautiful,” she explains. u J U LY 2 0 2 2 7 7


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1025 Flying Point Road in Water Mill, New York, listed for $4,850,000. Opposite page: Ritchey Howe of Sotheby’s International Realty.

RITCHEY HOWE Sotheby’s International Realty / 917.670.7495 / ritchey.howe@sothebyshomes.com / sothebysrealty.com Q: Tell me about your background in real estate. Which areas in the Hamptons do you represent? A: I have been in real estate for six and a half years now and focus on the Southampton and Water Mill areas.

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Q: What’s causing rentals to sit on the market this year? How is the market overall? A: The rental market was extremely strong at the outset of 2022 with limited inventory and high demand. Increasingly, however, more houses have come on the market as of late and the pool of prospective tenants has shrunken. This may be because both homeowners wish to travel (therefore their houses are available) and would-be tenants want to travel, thus less apt to be in Hamptons this summer. But I also believe a big factor is that many tenants of the past have become new homeowners—I know in my sphere, that is more the case. At this point of the season, if landlords really want to rent, they need to lower their aspirational prices and attract the few tenants that are still out there.

Q: What’s new and notable out East this summer? A: One of the great things about the Hamptons is that no matter what, the outdoor activities like tennis, golf, boating, running, biking and surfing all remain year after year. But this year, we are happy about a slow return to normalcy whereby larger private parties, weddings, and events are being planned. In Southampton, a new French bistro, Enchanté, will open where the old Red Bar was located. Q: Advice for buyers and sellers? A: The number of properties for sale has slowly been rising and the number of deals closed or pending has decreased. It is likely this trend will continue, which may help buyers have more selection and ultimately some prices may soften a bit. Up until now prices have been extremely strong with median prices up double digits the last two years. For sellers, this means it is still a good time to list; but make sure to price it right as buyers are still out there. On the flip side, I would say to buyers that if anything, the pandemic has shown the value of one’s home. So don’t wait if the house you seek is on the market—you can tangibly enjoy this investment in somewhat uncertain times and history has shown it always appreciates. Q: Tell us about a listing. A: 1025 Flying Point is available for sale or for rent. It is a jewel in a prime location surrounded by three bodies of water, the Atlantic Ocean, Mecox Bay and Channel Pond. People come to the Hamptons to enjoy the beaches, the water, light and carefree living, and this turnkey three-bedroom cottage has it all, including a private walkway to launch paddle boards and kayaks. J U LY 2 0 2 2 7 9


LAURA WHITE Saunders & Associates / 631.478.8385 / lwhite@saunders.com / laurawhiterealestate.com Q: How is the market overall? A: The rental market has been saturated and brokers in the Hamptons find ourselves with more product than takers. Many past tenants are now proud homeowners, which reduces potential tenants. Moreover, these new homeowners often list their recent purchases on the rental roster. Q: What’s new and notable out East this summer? A: Short-term rentals are now very much in demand. There is a definite uptick in out-of-state visitors on vacation. We have become an international vacation destination. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: Work with professionals that you like and trust. If there is mutual confidence and communication, you will satisfy your needs and find that perfect location with much less time and effort. Q: Tell us about a listing. A: 43 Sandune Lane in Sagaponack epitomizes all that the Hamptons is known for. All three floors are bathed in natural light with sweeping views across bird-filled estuaries straight onto the ocean, pond, and reserve farm fields. Truly a mesmerizing location with a captivating rooftop deck, especially at sunset! Plus…private ocean access. 80 QUEST

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Q: Which areas in the Hamptons do you represent? A: This is my 40-year anniversary as a real estate professional in the Hamptons. I believe that listening to the needs of buyers and sellers is the key to a successful relationship. My Environmental and Planning degree gives me strength in waterfront and land development. Anywhere from Southampton through Amagansett is my forte, especially Sagaponack Village, where my home and heart are.


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HARALD GRANT Q: Tell me about your background in real estate. Which areas in the Hamptons do you represent? A: I have been covering the Hamptons real estate market exclusively for over 30 years, precisely when Sotheby’s opened its offices here in Southampton. Through many economic cycles over many years, Hamptons real estate has been consistent, and almost always robust. The inherent natural beauty of the towns and the hamlets, the magnificent ocean front, and the picturesque bay fronts altogether perpetually entice buyers and renters. We’re lucky: the East End is one of the most beautiful places on earth. 82 QUEST

Q: What’s causing rentals to sit on the market this year? How is the market overall? A: The high-end rental properties are consistently in demand, and the trophy properties mostly have secured tenants. What is interesting is the uptick in year-round rentals among the high end. This may have something to do with recent multimillion-dollar purchases, where the new owners are renovating top-to-bottom or building new, and while construction is underway, they are renting full-time. It’s interesting—we remain busy right now with showings and pending transactions. There was a lull earlier in spring for

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From left: 4 Bay Lane in Water Mill, New York, listed for $14,500,000; Harald Grant (left) with his son, Bruce Grant.

rentals, but it appears to be picking up quickly. Q: What’s new and notable out East this summer? A: In general, more people. It has been reported in copious detail elsewhere, but since the pandemic hit, many more people now spend (almost) all week out here. We say that Thursday is the new Friday, since folks arrive before the actual weekend begins. Remote working certainly plays a part in this fundamental change. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: The “old saw” still holds: When a property is priced correctly for its market, it will sell. It is incumbent upon us to guide and advise our seller clients on best-pricing practices.

For our buyer clients, we must take the same care and show patience. There always will be the right house for the right buyer—it just may take longer. Q: Tell us about a listing. A: I am very excited about the new listing I have at 4 Bay Lane, Water Mill, south of the highway. This property really is what one imagines when one thinks of the Hamptons. It starts with the classic, shingle-style main residence that honors its history and is simply impeccable. The two-plusacre property with tennis offers over 110 ft of direct water front with a dock, and a waterside cottage that is pure gold. I cannot imagine that this property will stay on the market for very long. ◆ J U LY 2 0 2 2 8 3


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The Southampton Fresh Air Home will hold its American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci. After a twoyear hiatus, the American Picnic will take place at 7 p.m. at 1030 Meadow Lane, where festivities will include a fun filled carnival with games, stilt walkers and magicians, a delicious American picnic, steel drums, a silent disco and of course a spectacular fireworks display over Shinnecock Bay! For more information, visit sfah.com.

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The Parrish Art Museum will kick off its Midsummer Weekend in Water Mill with the Midsummer Dance on Friday, July 8th at 8 p.m. with a DJ Set. The seated Midsummer Dinner will take place the following evening. On Sunday, the weekend will culminate with Family Day. The three events support the Museum’s exhibitions, education, and programs and its vision for this year and beyond. For more information, visit parrishart. org or email benefitevents@ parrishart.org. 84 QUEST

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The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) will host one of the most anticipated Hamptons events of the year, the 18th annual Hamptons Happening at the Bridgehampton Estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel. Guests will enjoy a night filled with delicious tastings from dozens of chefs such as David Burke and Francois Payard, favorite restaurants like T-Bar, Centro and Mercato Cucina, and liquor companies, such as Woodford Reserve, Hamptons Water, and Blood Monkey Gin, all while helping to raise funds for life-saving cancer research. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit waxmancancer.org. MIDSUMMER DRINKS

On July 16th, the Southampton Animal Shelter will hold its 13th Annual Unconditional Love Gala. For more information, visit southamptonanimalshelter.com.

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West Main Road in Middletown, Rhode Island. As one of the most distinguished antiques and fine art shows across the country, the event is a high point of the summer social season and a not-to-bemissed opportunity for fine art and fashion aficionados. The Show opens with the elegant Gala Preview Party on Friday July 29th at 6 p.m. The weekend event runs through Sunday. For more information, visit thenewportshow.com.

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The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club will host a preview of the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit nha.org.

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Southampton Social Club will hold its Rosé all Day Brunch Party, serving a $35 Brunch Special that includes a glass of Hampton Water Rosé. DJ Martial Simon will provide music. For more information, visit southamptonsocialclub.com.

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RAND Luxury is pleased to announce that the annual Hamptons Concours celebrating 75 years of Ferrari will take place at Kenneth and Maria Fishel’s private estate in Bridgehampton, New York. This year’s annual event show benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation/BCRF and will feature the latest Ferrari models, as well as other exclusive luxury brands and experiences such as home electronics and décor, private aviation, tourism opportunities, fashion, and more. Invited guests will be able to participate in a live Silent Auction.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 13th Annual Unconditional Love Gala is returning to the Hamptons. The event will take place under the tents on Gin Lane in Southampton. The annual event has been the most important fundraiser for the shelter for over a decade. The fun-filled gala will feature cocktails and a delicious, seated dinner, as well as dancing. In addition, a live and silent auction will help raise much-needed funds for the animals. For more information, visit southamptonanimalshelter.com.

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The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will hold its 46th Annual Museum Ball at the museum in Saratoga Springs at 7 p.m. The mission of the museum is to preserve and promote the history of thoroughbred racing in America and honor the sport’s most accomplished participants in the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. For more information, visit racingmuseum.org.

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SPLENDOUR IN SOUTHAMPTON WRIT TEN BY HIL ARY GEARY ROSS

COME SUMMERTIME the very sweetest place on this planet is the glorious and absolutely gorgeous Southampton, Long Island—hands down. It sits about 100 miles East of New York City, framed by the widest, sparsely populated beaches with the powerful bold Atlantic Ocean pounding its shores. When you drive out from the hot city—the moment you open the car windows, feel the temperature drop, hear the roar of the ocean and whiff the salt spray in the air—you know you have landed in paradise. This little town is a sportsman’s paradise with golf, tennis, biking, surfing, pickleball, boating, kayaking, paddle tennis, croquet, gardening and more. If tennis is your game, the Meadow Club’s numerous pristine grass courts will keep your knees from ever creaking while the soft grass cushions your legs. You will also find world renown champion golf courses such a Shinnecock, home of numerous U.S. Opens which can bring even the greatest golfers to their knees. Plus newer ones like Sebonack—with breathtaking views, dazzling sunsets, a challenging course and top rated food. Speaking of food, when I was growing up here the big treat was to head over to Ridgley’s in Water Mill for a sizzling steak. Though long gone, it’s been replaced with tony spots right in town such as Sant Ambroeus, Tutto Il Giorno, and Dopo Argento. There are also wonderful new museums and galleries like Christie’s and Phillips, as well as the impossibly fabulous new 8,000 square foot Peter Marino Art Foundation in the former Rogers Memorial Library where I used to take out books as a child—it has been brillitantly revitalized by Marino and filled with superb art works. Also, in 2012 The Parrish Art Museum was relocated from Jobs Lane onto 14 acres of meadow in the hamlet of Water Mill (a town right next door). The new structure was beautifully designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and exhibits artists primarily from Long Island. Now you can’t forget this is an uber social community with dinner parties, lunches, and cocktail get-togethers mostly at home. I don’t think you ever really know someone until you have dined in their house with their friends and family. At night you can see cars buzz around like fireflies driving up to the brightly lit houses and it’s really fun. With so much to do here families have flocked to this town forever. When my great-grandparents arrived they bought up acres on the ocean and built a fairytale family compound that included a chapel, ponies, a community pool with lifeguards, and more where I spent long sunny summers as a child—those memories are indelible in my mind. This is a place where families come to spend happy times together on the beach or on the tennis courts... swimming, biking, dining al fresco... and creating unforgettable sweet memories. ◆ 86 QUEST


A family affair. Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary Ross stand behind their granddaughters, Hilary and Eloise Geary. Opposite page, from above: Hilary leans in to share a smile with her youngest granddaughter, Teddie Geary, whose arms are wrapped around her father, Ted Geary; Geary girl cousins Eloise, Teddie, and Hilary share a laugh at their grandparents’ house in Southampton in 2020; Teddie Geary looks back happily as she takes a step dressed in a Julia Amory x Smockingbird dress.

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closed doors the storied families of Palm Beach are all about having fun. They laugh and joke (inside jokes are hysterical), little ones get tickled, dogs are beloved (and remarkably well-behaved), and grandparents (the “Pop Pop’s”, the “Gagas”, the “Mimis”…) are always the best- just ask their grandchildren. Most importantly, families love each other. Simple moments spent together are the sweetest moments: a family gathering before dinner, a playful walk in the garden, tea and cookies while Dad reads a favorite book, and a breakfast bar-b-q at the beach. Memories are created that will be shared at dinner tables through generations. If you’re lucky enough to see behind the walls of Palm Beach’s tasteful houses, buildings, and hotels, you will find that families are J A NAUPA RR IL Y 22 00 22 01 0 0


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BANNISTER’S WHARF LOCATED IN the heart of Newport between the harbor and the city, Bannister’s Wharf was built by John Bannister in 1742 and served as the social and commercial lifeline to colonial Newport. Today, 20 shops and galleries, guest rooms, and restaurants line the wharf and its famous marina, home to some of the world’s most spectacular Super Yachts. At the focal point of Bannister’s Wharf is the legendary Clarke Cooke House, an essential stop during a stroll down the iconic strip. With great food, professional service, and a sophisticated environment, Clarke Cooke House provides the quintessential Newport setting—whether celebrating a victory at America’s Cup or a low-key family gathering. Located in an original circa-1780 structure, the “house” is a multi-layered array of bars and restaurants for any dining experience. In the 18th-century building, you can soak up the romantic elegance of the Porch, which is housed high above the assembled yachts, or relax more casually in the cafe-like Candy Store at harbor

level. Residents in the know like to sip cocktails at the intimate SkyBar, a sophisticated environment that requires jackets for men. During summer, the Midway Bar offers open views of Newport’s iconic lingering sunsets. It’s also the season when the Bistro opens its wall of windows to allow the sights and sounds of Bannister’s Wharf to fill the room. The stately 12Metre Yacht Club Room, a favored spot for private dinner parties, is decked in darker panels, rendering it appropriate for any season. No matter which level you dine at, you’re bound to discover that the Cooke House is serious about food. Chef Ted Gidley uses the freshest seafood, flavorful beef, and regional produce to create imaginative dishes. Gidley trained in fine French kitchens, and it shows, but his cooking remains true to the spirit of Newport’s seaside New England heritage. Be sure to try the oysters and lobster, and the Snowball in Hell dessert. Clockwise from top left: The exterior of Clarke Cooke House; a Super Yacht in Bannister’s Wharf’s marina; SkyBar dining at Clarke Cooke House; dishes prepared by Chef Ted Gidley. Opposite page: Bannister’s Wharf. J U LY 2 0 2 2 9 7


Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Opposite page, from above: Lauren Willig, Beatriz Williams, Deborah Goodrich Royce, and Karen White during the first Summer Literary Series event of the season; Aphrodite, the private yacht of the Ocean House proprietors; the Veuve

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OCEAN HOUSE OCEAN HOUSE in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is located on the scenic Atlantic Road Island coast and is one of three Relais & Châteaux hotels in this special part of New England. With 49 guest rooms, 20 signature suites, and a collection of cottages for larger family stays, Ocean House is a grand dame of luxury resorts, yet maintains a friendly and approachable style. Perfect for a summertime getaway for all ages, the hotel is in full swing with activities, events, and new restaurants. Author and Ocean House owner Deborah Goodrich Royce is moderating a 12-week summer series at the resort, featuring discussions with nationally recognized authors talking about their newly published memoirs and novels. A distinguished writer herself, Royce is the author of two published books, Finding Mrs. Ford and Ruby Falls, with her third novel, Reef Road, coming out this January. Ocean House also has new restaurants, including Dalia by Dantón Valle, with scenic Atlantic Ocean views, and announced the addition of breakfast at the whimsical Secret Garden. And did we mention the triple five-star service? The attention to detail in the lodging, the picturesque beach, and the Ocean & Harvest Spa is unmatched. The resort, steeped in history, reminds us of travel at its finest, where guests can enjoy croquet classes, a museum quality art audio tour, wine tastings and more.

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THE CHARLOTTE INN THE CHARLOTTE INN in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard dates to 1866, when Samuel Osborn, Jr.—a 19th century whaling ship owner—built the imposing three-story house for his family. Befitting his status as a political and business leader, the house served as a hub for the town’s sparkling social scene. After Osborn, the historic house went through two additional distinct lives before landing in the hands of its current owners, Gery and Paula Conover. Now a Relais & Châteaux hotel, The Charlotte Inn has been updated with modern conveniences but still maintains its original character—serving as a reminder of a more genteel time. Tucked away on the quiet South Summer Street, the inn feels secluded and tranquil yet is within minutes from village shops, restaurants, and Edgartown harbor. Inside the inn, guests will find fine art, English antiques, luxurious linens, and fresh flowers—a romantic reflection of a bygone era. Quiet sitting rooms provide the perfect place to relax from morning to day’s end, from The Green Room—filled with leather club chairs next to a crackling fire—to The Library, situated at the foot of the inn’s grand staircase where leather-bound books fill glassfronted cases. The hotel also features a romantic restaurant, The Terrace, and beautiful English-style gardens filled with lush plants and manicured hedges. u 100 QUEST


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Clockwise from above: The Library; the Front Living Room; Coach House; a Superior King guest room. Opposite page:, from above: The Charlotte Inn in Martha’s Vineyard.

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NAVIGATING THE HAMPTONS BY BROOKE MURRAY

INDEPENDENT/JAMES KATSIPIS; WIKIMEDIA COMMONS; THOMAS LOOF; LYLE GREENFIELD

THE HAMPTONS—THE SUMMER PLAYGROUND for New York’s elite—evokes images of picturesque beaches, beautiful weather, and a seemingly endless number of trendy fashion boutiques and restaurants. From the Rockefellers to the Kardashians, society’s most influential continue to flock to this preferred coastal getaway. The Hamptons stretch from the quiet village of Quogue—characterized by its family-oriented atmosphere and classic shingle-style homes—all the way to the laid-back beaches of Montauk, the preferred hangout of surfers and younger crowds alike. In between these two enclaves of opposite ends (and of opposite vibes) lay Southampton, Bridgehampton, and East Hampton. Here, we profile these five iconic towns—each with its own stereotypes and defining characteristics—that collectively come together to form the jewel of Long Island: the Hamptons.

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This page, clockwise from top left: The Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton; Shelter Island sunset; Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton; a Hamptons map by Libby Vander Ploeg; the Lobster Roll on Montauk Highway in Amagansett; Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett; The Candy Kitchen in Bridgehampton. Opposite page: Montauk Lighthouse.


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Ranking:

Stay at:

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Quogue

Southampton

The Non-Hampton

The Classic Hampton

The Quogue Club at Hallock House ›

The Southampton Inn

‹ Hampton Jitney

‹ Mercedes G-Class or Fiat Jolly

Go-to pit stop:

Beach bod, courtesy of:

Signature drink:

Cultural institution:

For a fun night:

Notable personalities:

Restaurant of choice:

Best in show:

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The Quogue Market

Schmidts

Biking

Barry’s Bootcamp ›

Rum Punch (with a floater) ›

Transfusion

‹ The Quogue Library

Southampton Arts Center

John Scott’s

Southampton

(Westhampton)

Social Club ›

Eli Manning ›

Stone Creek Inn (East Quogue)

‹ Calvin Klein and Tory Burch Tutto Il Giorno (for the scene) or Union Burger (for pub vibes)

‹ Cockapoo

Springer Spaniel

A pie from Fruit King farm stand

‹ Tate’s Bake Shop or The Fudge Company

‹ Tennis

Golf ›

Beach BBQs

Southampton Animal Shelter’s Unconditional Love Gala


Bridgehampton

East Hampton

Montauk

The Bucolic Hampton

The Ritzy Hampton

The Laid-Back Hampton

‹ Topping Rose House

The Hedges Inn ›

Gurney’s

Jeep

‹ Private Jet or Porsche

Seaplane or Land Rover Defender Gosman’s Retial Fish Market

Round Swamp Farm

‹ Citarella or Goldberg’s

‹ SoulCycle at the BARN

SLT

New York Pilates

Summer in a Bottle Rosé ›

‹ Southside

‹ Montauk Summer Ale

Bridgehampton Museum

Guild Hall

Sunsets at Wölffer’s Wine Stand with live music

Friday nights at

(Sagaponack)

Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)

or Montauk General Store ›

Montauk Lighthouse ›

Bounce Beach

Madonna ›

Beyoncé & Jay-Z ›

Pierre’s

The Palm or Nick & Toni’s

Roberta’s or Duryea’s Lobster Deck

‹ French Bulldog

Yorkie

‹ Golden Retriever

The Candy Kitchen ›

Horseback riding

Polo Hamptons or The Hampton Classic

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Shopping

Guild Hall’s Gala

Ralph Lauren

Sundae Donuts ›

‹ Fishing or Surfing

Surf Lodge Concert Series

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UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF THE AEGEAN BY JARED BRILL


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IN TRUTH, the Greek islands need no introduction. The azure coastlines of the Aegean, the fantastic food, and the vibrant culture all speak for themselves. Greece hosts one of the most ancient cradles of human civilization, from the Minoans of Crete to Socrates and the Athenian Republic. As such, capturing the spirit of this storied land is no small task. But the difficulty of the operation has not dissuaded photographer Katerina Katopis-Lykiardopulo and author Chrysanthos Panas. As a hospitality consultant, travel writer, marathon-runner, and aviator, Katopis-Lykiardopulo’s adventures have taken her to more than 110 countries around the globe, but to her, there is no place like Greece. Panas, who grew up in Athens, is a businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He is in the hospitality industry and owns several well-known clubs and restaurants in Greece, such as Island, Athénée and Salon de Bricolage. Together the pair boarded a traditional Greek sailboat with a singular goal: to capture the calming atmosphere, quintessential characters, and breathtaking architecture of these Aegean gems. Assouline’s new book, Greek Islands, showcases the Tavern “I Punda” in the center of the town of Chora on Folegandros island; the cover of Assouline’s Greek Islands. Opposite page: The quintessential blue-and-white architecture of Santorini. J U LY 2 0 2 2 1 0 7


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duo’s spectacular journey, which is recreated in the beautiful pages that reveal the heart of the land. Greek Islands explores every part of the Aegean, from the tourist hotspots like Santorini to hidden gems like Astypalaia, the “Butterfly of the Aegean.” Panas’s ability to approach the Aegean from a native perspective allows an authenticity to his writing, beautifully complementing KatopisLykiardopulo’s photography. The mythological beauty of what Panas calls the Athens Riviera can be described in so many ways. Evoking the majesty of ancient ruins, lost civilizations, and natural beauty can be difficult for someone trying to discover the region for the first time. But if one needs to briefly encapsulate what it is about the Aegean that continues to captivate us, perhaps designer Eugenie Niarchos summarized it best. “Silver shimmering on sapphirecolored seas,” he wrote. “Opal-colored sunsets that never get old. Bougainvillea vines flowing on white houses. Walking in the street and catching the scent of a fig tree. All of this and a sense of freedom and peace. Can you ask for anything else?” u


Diving into the waters of Milos; planning stages for a journey to the Greek Islands (inset). Opposite page, from above: Folklore evening at the Venetian fortress on Naxos; seaside houses on Milos; sandals and sunhats—the perfect attire for vacationing on the Greek Islands.

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BY CHRIS MEIGHER

COURTESY OF DORA FROST

PORTRAITS OF A PROUSTIAN ARTIST


COURTESY OF DORA FROST

THE SUBTLY chic and timeless style of Dora Frost came to her quite naturally. Her mother and grandmother were known and respected for their artistic inclinations, and even her sister Cathy inherited the family’s illustrative gene. Says Dora, modestly: “Truthfully, I don’t remember not doing it.” A Manhattanborn “original,” whose schooling included Chapin (which she liked) and Foxcroft (liked less) and the Parsons School of Design (which she still adores), Dora is a romantic soul with a keen sense of history - especially in that “tiny world that came before.” She admits to “always looking backward, in life’s rear view mirror” to gain perspective and inspiration. But it was at Parsons where she honed her talent in “painting and drawing from life,” and from whence she emerged a gifted and now well

Paintings by Dora Frost. Clockwise from top left: Queen Elizabeth II (watercolor); Cecil Beaton at The Regency (oil on linen); Princess Olga (oil on canvas); a Christmas holiday dinner (watercolor). Opposite page: An evening at Doubles (watercolor).

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trained artist, whose works remain exhibited in the most prestigious public and private collections. Given her refined and cultured taste, it’s not surprising that Dora is a devoted fan of Proust. “He’s the greatest of 20th Century authors,” says Dora, who marvels at his acute attention to every well placed word and detail. And Like Proust, she’s curiously entertained by the slightly darker side of that quasi-Gilded Age era. Yet, she’s equally intrigued by what’s still left of today’s un-Proustian society, glimpses of which can be seen through her dexterous brushwork in these pages. Dora’s creations embrace the authenticity of her subjects, as well as her life. “My body of work is an illustrative autobiography,” says she,“and I never want my creations to be boring.” Much like the artist herself, it never is! u


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ENDLESS SUMMER “All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” — L.M. Montgomery 114 QUEST

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Clockwise from top right: Porfirio Rubirosa, Alexis Obolensky, and Barbara Hutton (Rubirosa’s wife at the time), 1962; a perfect sunset view in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Peter Sellers and Roger Moore goofing around at Sellers’ home in Beverley Hills, 1975; Nicole Hanley Pickett aboard David Ray’s sloop Sukania off Villa La Point in St. Barth’s; ‘Social Call’ at the Las Brisas resort in Acapulco, Mexico, photographed by Slim Aarons, 1972. Opposite page: ‘Poolside Secrets’ Flo Smith and

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Lily Pulitzer lean in for a secret during a pool party in Palm Beach, FL, 1961.

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Clockwise from top left: Peter Duchin and Debra Dixon arrive together at the Southampton Bathing Corporation in Southampton, New York, in the late 1950s; beach permits align the bumper of a classic “Woody” parked at the beach on Nantucket, MA; Model turned fashion editor turned society hostess, Florence “Flo” Pritchett Smith, 1950; Victoria “Muffie” Bancroft, daughter of Thomas Bancroft, at the Southampton Bathing Corporation, 1955; Leonard Dalsemer and his family at their villa in Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, 1974. Opposite page, clockwise from top: a view from Clingstone, a historic estate in Newport, RI, captures the image of two restored classic wooden boats; “Uncle Jack” (President John F. Kennedy) with young relatives at Hyannis Port, MA in 1961; Doris Duke in Newport, July

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1934; Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Estée) Lauder aboard their yacht, Estée, in Palm Beach, FL.

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Clockwise from top left: Il Pellicano Pool, Porto Ecole, Tuscany, 1969; Mr. and Mrs. Winston F.C. Guest; Los Angeles in the 1950s; a sunset view of Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket, MA; Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney at Saratoga Racetrack, 1934; ‘Dapper Cricketers’ by Slim Aarons, 1957. Opposite page, clockwise from top: a view from the water of The New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI; Ali MacGraw in The Getaway, 1972; Orin Lehman and his wife, Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, with daughters Sage, Brooke, and Susan, on holiday at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, 1990;

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Vincent Astor (center- 3rd from left) in Newport, RI, 1930.

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BEACHY BUYS IN THE HAMPTONS These essential boutiques in our favorite Hamptons towns will keep you looking chic during your weekend getaway...and let you take a bit of the beach back home with you afterward.

Clockwise from top left: Montauk’s main shopping street; a map of Long Island; a Southampton Village sign; Hook Windmill in East Hampton.


ASPREY BAR 18 Jobs Lane / Southampton 917.985.1170 Asprey is a British retailer of jewelry, leather, accessories, silver, watches, clocks, first edition leather bound books, china, crystal, games, and silk. Founded in 1781, the House has historically been recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent luxury goods brands and has a substantial client base of members of royalty, heads of state, and important actors on the world stage. With a flagship store on London’s Burton Street, the brand also has a seasonal location in downtown Southampton called The Asprey Bar. Cocktail hour calls for conversation-starting accessories, so stop by The Asprey Bar for the brand’s exquisite barware, from the animal head decanters to the Octopus highballs.

J.MCLAUGHLIN 2 Jobs Lane / Southampton 631.204.0183

RALPH LAUREN HOME 41 Jobs Lane / Southampton 631.287.6953

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The first J.McLaughlin, located in an Ivy League enclave on the Upper East Side, was a homey, well-bred shopping destination with a welcoming feel. People instantly fell in love, and it quickly acquired a cult following. The retailer has expanded its presence tremendously since then, and now has more than 140 stores throughout the country—from metropolises like Dallas to suburban outposts like Palm Beach, Southampton, and Greenwich—and a thriving e-commerce presence. The clothes, as they have since 1977, are preppy and traditional and, in J.McLaughlin’s own words, innovatively nostalgic.

Last summer, Ralph Lauren announced the opening of the Home Cottage at its store in Southampton. Set behind the charming Ralph Lauren store on Jobs Lane, the quaint Home Cottage offers a special Hamptons shopping experience, serving as the destination for summer entertaining, gifts fitting for the season, and home furnishings. A private brick path and welcoming garden lead up to the Home Cottage, promising an idyllic setting. Inside, a curated selection of vintage and antique furnishings seamlessly pair with the home items to complete a shopping experience that is uniquely Ralph Lauren. Currently on offer is the Shelter Point Collection, featuring modern furnishings with a relaxed sensibility that reflect the tranquility of coastal living.


KIRNA ZABÊTE 66 Newtown Ln / East Hampton 631.527.5794 Kirna Zabête isn’t just your normal store. It’s where fashion moments are made, with multiple style personalities and the belief that everyone should dress for joy. Whether you’re going casual, getting ready for a gala, or just the type to wear Gucci to the grocery store, Kirna Zabête brings the runway’s most covetable looks right to your fingertips. Kirna Zabête’s roster of designers includes Emilio Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Ulla Johnson, and more. J. Logan Home—a Palm Beach sustainable brand that creates goods like “The Block” from pre-owned designer clothing—has also just popped up at the East Hampton location.

LOVESHACK FANCY 3 Madison Street / Sag Harbor 631.808.3995 Embracing unabashed femininity, LoveShackFancy was founded by Creative Director Rebecca Hessel Cohen. After designing the ideal bridesmaids’ dresses for her fairy-tale wedding, LoveShackFancy quickly evolved into a collection of fanciful silk dresses. The LoveShackFancy look is now defined by flattering silhouettes, soft hues, and intricate lace, with an emphasis on whimsical hand-dyed fabrics and enchanting vintage-inspired romantic floral prints. Sag Harbor was the location of the brand’s very first brick-and mortar shop, and it just opened this new two-story flagsip on Madison Street in May.

FIVESTORY NEW YORK 38 Jobs Lane / Southampton 631.259.3599 Fivestory, the boutique and e-commerce platform, embodies both old-world elegance and modern innovation. The flagship is an Upper East Side haven in which to discover impeccably curated fashion, accessories, jewelry, and home. With a penchant for the exquisitely eclectic, Fivestory’s offering combines emerging talent with internationally renowned ready-to-wear designers, including Alexandre Birman, Cult Gaia, Emilia Wickstead, Etro, Jimmy Choo, Prabal Gurung, Jeffrey Levinson, and more. Fivestory also opened a permanent location in Southampton in 2021 after a successful pop-up the year prior. 122 QUEST


ZIMMERMANN 27 Newtown Lane / East Hampton 631.604.6291 Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann founded their namesake label in 1991. They fast won a loyal following— smart, sartorially savvy women with an eye for quality fabrics and clever cutting. Zimmermann began literally and creatively in Sydney, with Nicky focusing designing dresses and selling them at Paddington markets. Early in its evolution, Zimmermann took the bold step of fusing fashion with swimwear and presented it to the world, now providing the perfect looks for beach towns and tropical vacations. The brand now boasts stores in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States, including its East Hampton boutique. It’s also debuting a new location in Southampton in July.

AERIN 7 Newtown Lane / East Hampton 631.527.5517 AERIN is a global luxury lifestyle brand inspired by the signature style of its founder, Aerin Lauder. Based on the premise that living beautifully should be effortless, the brand develops curated collections in the worlds of beauty, fashion accessories, and home décor. With a passion for art, travel, fashion, and design, Aerin’s own lifestyle serves as a focal point of inspiration for the brand. Classic, but always with a modern point of view, every piece is created to make life more beautiful, with a sense of ease and refinement. Stop in the East Hampton boutique for the latest summer offerings, including the purple Adelina Wicker Clutch or the beauty line’s Mediterranean Honeysuckle perfume.

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1 Pond Lane / Southampton 212.636.2600 Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate, and education. Christie’s Southampton is located in a refurbished, 5,600 square-foot glass-front building, and features fine art exhibitions. The 2022 summer season opened with NATURE ABSTRACTED: Vivian Springford, Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason. The Great Outdoors will be on display for the month of July. ◆ J U LY 2 0 2 2 1 2 3


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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST BY BROOKE MURRAY

Zegna’s dinner at the Surf Lodge over Memorial Day weekend.


Clockwise from top left: Alioune Badara Fall; Chloe Flower; Savannah Smith; Violetta Komyshan, Teddy Quinlivan, and Yael Quint; Questlove, Jayma Cardoso, and Vern Davis.

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THE SURF LODGE KICKS OFF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN MONTAUK OVER MEMORIAL DAY weekend, the Surf Lodge kicked off its annual Summer Concert Series with performances by The Knocks and Aluna of AlunaGeorge on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The series culminated with a surprise performance by Questlove on Sunday, presented by Zegna to celebrate its summer pop-up. The brand flew VIP guests to the Hamptons via Blade for an intimate dinner after the concert. Guests that weekend included Liev Schreiber, Teddy Quinlivan, Chloe Flower, and Cynthia Rowley, among others. J U LY 2 0 2 2 1 2 5


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CASA DEL SOL’S TOUR IN THE HAMPTONS TO CELEBRATE summer and the unveiling of its “House of Sun” beach house in Amagansett, tequila brand Casa Del Sol hosted a series of festivities in the Hamptons, including a party at Bounce, a dinner at the Surf Lodge, and an event at Stephen Talkhouse, where Paris Jackson surprised guests with a live performance.

Annie Trezza Paris Jackson

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CHANEL’S TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ARTISTS’ DINNER IN SOHO AFTER A TWO-YEAR hiatus, Chanel hosted its annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists’ Dinner at Balthazar in June, which toasted artists and their contributions to the festival’s filmmakers. The crowd that evening included Robert De Niro, Penélope Cruz, Andrew Garfield, Thelma Golden, and Christy Turlington Burns. u

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