Social Life AUGUST 25, 2017
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NATHAN P. HOWELL HOUSE
SOPHISTICATED 19TH CENTURY ESTATE IN SAG HARBOR VILLAGE The historic Nathan P. Howell house is the largest property on renowned Captain’s Row and a rare example of period architecture, impeccably renovated to the highest level with original details including the double-hung sash windows, shutters, acanthus leaves and moldings, expert craftsmanship, ﬁne millwork and trim, antique wide plank ﬂoors, and marble mantles. Built in 1833 representing Sag Harbor’s most elaborate Greek Revival architecture and expanded and remodeled in the Italianate style in 1850, the main residence offers over 10,000± sf of living space on four levels with seven bedrooms, eight full and one half baths. Arched entries lead along gracious hallways to grand light-ﬁlled parlors with 10-½ ft ceilings. This stylish landmark home also features a superbly appointed epicurean kitchen, nine ﬁreplaces, two staircases, an elevator and a cupola. Situated on over an acre in the heart of the village, the elaborately landscaped grounds and beautiful gardens provide the utmost in privacy and include a gunite pool and a four-bay, climate-controlled garage with art studio attached. PRICE $18,750,000 WEB# 10049 | 238MainStreet.com
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You followed your bliss, we gave it a home. Where the May River dances toward the turning tide, celebrate the arrival of Montage Residences Palmetto Bluff. A modern take on resort living in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Signature services and amenities are infused with the essence of a beloved place. Make the Montage experience your family’s own, and bliss will surely follow. A limited collection of two- to five-bedroom homes in an award winning 20,000 acre community and nature preserve, featuring a Jack Nicklaus Signature course, lawn and racquet club, sporting club and equestrian facility. Prices start at $1.4 million.
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Nothing quite compares to a Hamptons summer. I would say the same goes for autumn. Come September, the Hamptons transforms into a different but equally vibrant version of itself. Events continue without pause, often focusing on a creative community that may not shine as brightly in beach-going months as it deserves. October brings the annual Hamptons International Film Festival, where a mix of established and emerging artists show us their talents. The festival is a highly enjoyable experience. Of course, there are the typical fall activities — apple picking, playing a round at Montauk Downs, or riding your bike through the less traveled Hamptons roads. But, out here, everything seems a little more special. Maybe it’s because eating a freshly picked apple while walking on a sun-drenched beach can’t be beat. In November and December, the Hamptons is still a great place to spend time with family for the holidays. Back in the city, Fashion Week is right around the corner. Since fashion informs Hamptons culture in such a pivotal way, catching a show will always keep you in the know. Manhattan offers endless possibilities for an active social life, but something about the Hamptons offers things I can’t describe in this letter. Trying to find out may define your life.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
“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.”
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~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams This summer, I hope you created moments that will last a lifetime. You may have done so and not realized it — do you remember looking out at the horizon and forgetting about time because the powdery gold sunset was spellbinding? Even the most quotidian moments are full of magic. It’s witnessing those everyday things and being grateful for them that truly imbue those moments with value. So many people are looking for the next best thing . . . so eager to find wonder they don’t realize that they can create meaning and wonder. Many lack the skill because they’ve been constantly searching instead of constantly creating. You are the magic makers! You are the next best thing! This is the moment! How do you celebrate the moments you relished? For me, photography is a way to hold on to my favorite moments. Remember when you had to print photos in order to see what you captured with your camera? I still love printing photos and making albums. It’s such a joy for me to go through books and have the images organized and know exactly what happened in a specific year. Don’t just forget those moments on your iPhone or cloud, print them and share them with friends and family. Thank you to everyone that was part of Social Life’s summer — our incredible readers, writers, photographers, and team players. This was our best summer yet and I will forever treasure the memories.
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WA T C H E S By Jonathan Valdez
Rose or pink gold are utterly chic and sophisticated, especially in the summer. Watches in these gorgeous hues make it possible to have summer on your wrist all year long!
JAEGER-LECOULTRE PARMIGIANI FLEURIER GTonda 1950 Clarity 18K Rose Gold with Diamonds $69,500 786.615.9656
Rendez-vous Night & Day 18K Pink Gold with Diamonds Price Upon Request London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset
BULGARI Cantene 18K Rose Gold with Mother of Pearl Dial and Diamond Hour Markers $43,500 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset
CARTIER Panthere de Cartier 18K Rose Gold with Diamonds $25,200 653 Fifth Avenue
J E W E L RY By Jonathan Valdez
Nothing else is quite as timeless or fabulous as a summer in the Hamptons. Celebrate the fun you had all summer long with jewelry that is just as timeless and fabulous!
Lotus Long Earrings 18K Yellow Gold with Pave Diamonds $5,995 Carelle Showroom, By Appointment Only 800.225.7782
Strie Drop Earrings 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Earrings $2,710 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset
Amulet Earrings 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds $3,775 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset
Designer Gourmette Drop Earrings 18K Yellow Gold $2,350 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset Social Life
JEWELRY WITH A DEEPER MEANING By Serena Furstenberg
lenn and Sharyn Bradford have opened a unique jewelry shop in Southampton, where their life’s journey began, and they’ve brought their passion for jewelry and art with a deeper meaning to Jobs Lane. Clients have been known to pack up their jewelry boxes and travel by private jet or boat to visit with the “spiritual jewelry guru,” Glenn Bradford, who has cultivated a reputation and following for reimagining tired family jewels. Last year, Glenn and his artist wife, Sharyn, opened their second year-round shop, Glenn Bradford Fine Jewelry Southampton, at 10B Jobs Lane. The showroom space, designed by Sharyn, is a display of creative inspiration. Adorning the blue and ivory handpainted striped walls are Sharyn’s oversized, color-rich canvases, which infuse a positive and creative vibration into the gallery space. This renaissance couple has a long history with Southampton. Not only has Glenn’s work been featured at some of the most beloved Hamptons shops throughout his 30-year career, but Sharyn and Glenn actually met in a share house in Southampton 24 years ago and have been returning ever since, spending quality family time every summer with their three children. What sets Glenn apart as a jewelry designer is his process. He goes on an intimate and often cathartic design journey with each of his clients. While delving into their jewelry boxes, he helps them to rediscover and reconnect with their past. “Prized and sentimental gemstones are often trapped in outdated and faded jewelry,” he says. Glenn’s unique ability to connect with each of his clients allows them to share the history of each piece as he organically reimagines their original engagement ring, their grandmother’s favorite pin, or that basic pearl necklace. “It’s all about connecting their past with who they are now, and aspire to be. We stress preserving their heritage, while creating their own legacy with a deeper meaning.” What is born from this process is a magical, one-of-a-kind design that bears each client’s name. His award-winning collections grew out of these bespoke design journeys. Glenn and Sharyn collaborated to create three of their newest spiritual collections: Buddha,Word Art, and Heaven and Earth. Another line of jewelry includes one-of-a-kind cocktail rings that feature exquisitely carved gemstones with magical appeal.
In addition to their award-winning spiritual jewelry collections and Sharyn’s fine art, they have carefully curated a collection of the most coveted estate jewelry, diamonds, rare gemstones, and collectible watches, including signed pieces from Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Rolex, and Patek Philippe. The Bradfords’ shops have always served to raise funds and awareness for worthy causes. This tradition continues in the Southampton shop. As part of establishing roots, they have partnered with many Hamptons charities, including Southampton Arts Center (across from their shop), Gimme Shelter, Southampton Hospital, Dancers for Good, the East Hampton Library, and most recently they were a of sponsor of the Michael Bolton Charities Summer Gala, which supports women and children in need, and donated their award-winning 18K green gold “Buddha of Compassion” to the live auction, and held a week long “Shop for Charity” in their Southampton shop. Whether you might want to bring new life to an old piece of jewelry or adorn yourself with a new piece of jewelry art, visit this chic, hip shop. It is surely a destination not to be missed. glennbradford.com 10B Jobs Lane, Southampton 631.400.9800 279 Main Street, Port Washington 516.767.1600
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These shops offer an array of items for any occasion. Whether it ’s a walk on the beach or an evening painting the Hamptons red, these three shops know how to cater to your needs.
TIINA THE STORE Tiina The Store offers a modern selection of items that are clean in form, yet exquisitely handmade, each in some way reflective of owner Tiina Laakkonen’s simple Amagansett lifestyle. From a classic cashmere sweater to the perfect set of candlesticks, great design is the central, underlying philosophy of the store, with timeless treasures that echo the background and stories of the artisans who made them. 216 Main Street, Amagansett
Turpan features hot and luxurious must-have items that make great gifts for both you and your friends. Items range from sunglasses and leather goods by Comme des Garçons to sleek utensils and stunning jewelry.
Looking for museum-quality antiques? Look no further than this cute shop. Embrace inspired vintage design, from museumquality masterpieces to anonymous industrial objects of great virtue as well as the exclusive Wyeth line of furniture and lighting, completely handcrafted in its Brooklyn workshop. This place is the perfect center for the unusual and the extraordinary.
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R U N WAY By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
Think Pink Who doesn’t like Rosé all day? Not only is this pink wine the coolest drink of the summer, its color is one of the trendiest of the season. Fashion lovers love nothing more than a monochromatic pink look. Substitute your whites, greys, and blues for a cool shade of rosy pink that you can rock now. Look to power designers like Gucci and Balenciaga for some color inspiration. Go pink!
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ACCESSORIES By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
White Out Summer may be coming to a close, but don’t pack up those white looks just yet. Sometimes breaking the laws of fashion feels so good. Wearing white after Labor Day is a great and sophisticated way to kick off the fall season. Pair your favorite white summer knit with a great pair of ivory jeans and an embellished Gucci bag for the ultimate edgy white look. Shop some of our favorite white accessories here.
Chloé Gold Darcey Round Earrings $390 Gucci White Medium Sylvie Bag $3,495 Fendi White Stretch Sock Boots $950 Fendi, Spring/Summer 2017 Social Life
Multicolor Couture Rose Cut Diamond Bracelet An exquisite tutti-frutti couture bracelet simply dripping with diamonds. The couture piece includes 112 magnificent rose cut diamonds, set in a 175mm long Multicolor Diamond Bracelet of 54.84ct in total. This one of a kind bracelet is hand crafted in 43 gram 18kt white and yellow gold. This bracelet was â€˜JCKs seminal 2014 Jewelers Choice Award Winner' for all pieces $20,000 and up.
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Saint Laurent Ivory SL 98 California Sunglasses $395 Mansur Gavriel White Leather Large Tote $675
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MEN THAT TREND By MJ Pedone
As Labor Day is upon us, we continue our labor of love with the Hamptons and the unofficial beginning of fall. I have included a variety of favorites for everybody to enjoy. Always remember to live, laugh, and enjoy life no matter where you are. – MJ Pedone – the founder & CEO Indra Public Relations @MJ_Pedone | @indrapublicrelations | indrapr.com
NIGHTTRAIN NO. 8 T-SHIRTS BY JAMIE ANTOLINI Nightrain No. 8 T-shirts were created to bring a casual but edgy line to your wardrobe. Inspired by all different types of music and art, Nighttrain No. 8 is proud to launch its first limited edition merchandise line made of lightweight 100% cotton and butter washed fabric. Enjoy and wear frequently. $75, nighttrainno8.com
BLUETOOTH BOSE 251 ENVIRONMENTAL SPEAKERS Whether you are going to the beach, park, or hanging out with a big group of people, grab a set of these Bluetooth Bose speakers. Jam out with your friends with your music of choice and you won’t need an outlet or headphones. $ 398, bose.com
VUPOINT PHOTO CUBE
No more impressions, no more temporaries, and no more second visits. Everything from an onlay, to a single crown or veneer or even a full mouth reconstruction can be done in one day. Yes, you walk in with your current smile and by the end of the day, you will walk out with a whole new one. Call for Dr. Edward Alvarez for a consultation. nyclaserdentist.com
You can now connect to the new VuPoint Photo Cube via USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, the Lightning connector dock for Apple products, and PictBridge for digital cameras. VuPoint Photo Cube prints standard 4” x 6” photos, or can custom design prints via a free downloadable app and no computer required. Memories forever! $229, frontgate.com Social Life
FA BU L O U S F I N D S By Blaire Bass
Get that calendar out and gear up to travel in style this fall with a red hot and reliable travel case. You don’t want to be caught on the tarmac with an unfashionable case. Our top choice? Zero Halliburton, of course.
ZERO HALLIBURTON CLASSIC ALUMINUM CARRY-ON Rediscover an American icon of timeless design with the new Zero Halliburton carryon, two-wheel travel case. Designed with a tough aluminum shell, custom designed draw-bolt latches, and a three-digit TSAapproved combination lock, this case will protect your valuables as you jet around the globe. A fully lined interior features privacy panels, compression straps, and mesh compartments to organize your items and reduce shifting during travel. The travel case will help you glide from location to location with its effortless mobility. These travel gems come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Once you experience these wheeled masters of travel, you’ll never travel without one. $895, zerohalliburton.com Bring a little vintage luxe to your lamp. No need to work or read without lighting style in the room. We found a bright little jewel to jazz up your desk or nightstands.
PENDULUX LIVERPOOL TABLE LAMP A marriage of practicality of form, this innovative solid nickel design adapts to your needs with solid brass adjusting knobs and fittings, all while preserving an authentic vintage look. With a cloth-covered cord with in-line switch and compatibility with vintage candelabra bulbs. $289, pendulux.com SocialLifeMagazine.com
THE HOT LYSST By Lyss Stern
Lyss Stern, the CEO and founder of DivaMoms.com — New York’s premier socializing network for moms and moms-to-be — shares her picks for Hamptons moms this month. Twitter @divamoms Instagram @diva_moms
FOR #DIVAMOM BACK TO SCHOOL JEWELS Make a statement on the first day back to school by wearing one of Aurora Lopez Mejia’s stunning necklaces. Her craftsmanship and respect for ancient civilizations led her to create unique talismans, which embrace the power and etymology of words. Always in collaboration with her patrons, these commissioned, one-of-a-kind pieces are tomorrow’s family heirlooms. Price upon request, auroralopezmejia.com NOTE-WORTHY After a summer of parties and events, you’re bound to have a few thank-you notes to pen. Why not do it in style by picking up some custom stationary from Pickett’s Press. The owner, Kate Pickett, grew up going to the Hamptons and has used some of her summer memories to create a wide selection of custom letterpress and digitally printed stationery, as well as an ever-expanding home and gift collection. The stationery is embellished with custom hand drawn illustrations and boasts a unique, whimsical and special touch personally designed and produced by Kate. Boxed note cards start at $42, pickettspress.com PICTURE PERFECT SUMMER It’s almost guaranteed you have a cache of pictures you took of the family this summer. Why not display some of your favorites in a custom frame without the hassle of heading to the store? Check out Framebridge. It’s a website that makes custom framing simple and affordable. Upload your photo, choose your size and style of frame, and they will custom build your frame within three days and ship it for free. $39–$199, framebridge.com DAPPER DIAPERS Who says a diaper bag can’t be stylish? The J.MATER City Tote is the perfect stylish carryall that can easily
fit all baby, toddler, and mama needs. It features a three-pouch system, mama pouch, changing pad, five internal pockets, stroller straps, and tie closure, and comes in black, navy, or poppy. The bag is so chic, you might wear it out even if you’re not on baby duty. $325, jmater.com YOUR ELECTRONIC ASSISTANT Back to school means meetings, after school activities, and a million other things that will fill your to-do list. Make things a bit easier by getting a high-tech personal assistant. The Amazon Echo now lets you ask Alexa to remind you of important events or tasks, guide you through a workout routine to a time of your choice, and let you order things through voice shopping. Too bad it can’t give you a foot rub at the end of your busy day (but it will help you to schedule one). $179.99, amazon.com DÉCOR GALORE It’s a new school year, which means some new décor is in order. What better place to find some of the newest designs than One Kings Lane? The luxury home retailer opened its first store in Southampton this summer, but continues to offer all of your decorating needs through its online store. You can get everything from a simple throw pillow to a full-blown bedroom set at the click of a button. They even have inspiration boards to help if you’re feeling stuck with finding a new updated style. Prices from $18.99, onekingslane.com STYLISH SOCKS Help your hubby up his sock game back at work this fall by picking up a pair from VK Nagrani. Made in Italy, the luxury socks come in a variety of designs and are made from a range of fabrics from wool to baby alpaca. Make sure to grab a pair of the VK550 wool cashmere socks so he’s styling literally from head to toe. $65, vknagrani.com Social Life
FOR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL BEAUTY Just like mom has her new jewels for the new school year, so too should some lucky little ladies. Kismet by Milka has an adorable collection of necklace, bracelets, rings, and earrings that feature simple designs like stars, the infinity symbol, and tiny hearts. Every piece is made in 14K rose gold with white or champagne diamonds and designed with the idea of believing in mini miracles and having a good luck charm with you. From $150, store.kismetbymilka.com
food and drinks for hours. The freezable gel is built into the walls of the bag so there’s no need for ice packs to keep items cool. Just take the bag out of the freezer, pack your favorite food and the bag works its magic! $19.99, packit.com
BAND TOGETHER Get your kids moving while knowing you’re doing good through the UNICEF Kid Power. The activity tracker for kids not only motivates them to be active throughout the day, but it also helps save the lives of children around the world. Kids wear the tracker band or download the free app and the more they move, the more points they earn. Earn enough points and you unlock a package of lifesaving nutrition that gets sent to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. You’re helping to harness the energy and inherent goodness of kids right in your backyards. $39.99, unicefkidpower.org LUNCH TIME LIBERATOR There’s nothing worse than your child sitting down to lunch only to have the food spoiled. This school year pick up some PackIts, an assortment of adorable kid-oriented freezable lunch bags that will help keep any child’s lunch cool over the school day. The foldable, freezable bag works just like a refrigerator on the go, chilling your
LUXE LABELS Trying to keep track of all your kids’ gear can be tough. Things get lost if not labeled properly or those labels rub off after a lot of wear and tear. But, Name Bubbles came up with a solution! The award-winning waterproof name label company created durable, dishwasher and laundry safe, press-and-stick name labels to help busy families keep track of belongings. They have everything from personalized labels packs for children of all ages to write-on labels for organization. Starting at $9.98, namebubbles.com FAIRY TALE FASHION Encouraging your daughter’s imagination is important, and that’s why PaperGirl Collection makes a line of storybook-inspired dresses. Their “Calicos & Cherry Blossoms” X-dress is not only a versatile wrap tunic with artwork featuring cats playing under cherry blossoms, but it also includes a mini storybook inspired by the cats that live in Japanese temples under these trees. It can be worn with shorts or leggings. $120, papergirlcollection.com
YOU’RE ALL SET WITH WHAT TO BUY THIS MONTH, BUT HERE’S WHAT YOU S HOULD BE DOING
After a successful soft opening last summer, Union Cantina has quickly become the highlight of Southampton’s social and culinary scene. The modern Mexican eatery carries more than 100 types of tequila and is open year-round.
Montauk’s newest hotel, Hero Beach Club, is all about taking it easy and enjoying the true Montauk lifestyle, sans the rowdy party scene that has been growing more and more in the area. If you love great design, healthy living and relaxation, this is the place for you.
This October escape to the beach before winter sets in to catch the Hamptons International Film Festival. Julie Andrews and Alec Baldwin are expected as well as some fabulous films.
JETSETTER ST YLE A BALANCED STAY IN THAILAND By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
elebrate life and excitement in COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, then escape and take in the calm at COMO Point Yamu. COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is a contemporary hotel offering an escape within the bustling city. The sleek design offers stylish and comfortable accommodations perfect for recovering from the hectic city life. The hotel combines passionate service with fine dining: Nahm, the award-winning Thai restaurant; and Glow restaurant for Shambhala cuisine. Met Bar is open for drinks, latenight snacks, and music. Take some time to relax and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or experience a relaxing spa treatment at the COMO Shambhala wellness center. After you take in the wonderful capital, head to the sea for a little rest and relaxation.
COMO Point Yamu is a true luxury resort located at the tip of Cape Yamu, overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestone cliffs surrounding Phang Nga Bay. The impeccably designed hotel offers the full benefit of indoor/outdoor living with many open common spaces that allow you to take in breathtaking views, including spectacular sunsets. Spend the day relaxing by the impressive 100-meter infinity pool and your evenings indulging in the delicious Thai, healthy Shambhala, or Italian cusines. If lounging around all day isn’t your jam, head over to the COMO Shambhala Retreat for some holistic treatments to help you improve mental quietude, physical well-being, and spiritual balance. comohotels.com Social Life
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BEAUTY By Jeanette Zinno
Fall Skincare If summer took a toll on your skin, these moisturizers and hydrating beauty products will help you stay glowing and fresh until spring.
PLUMP UP Infused with potent caviar absolute, the La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler targets loss of volume and uneven skin texture. The moisturizing cream is quickly absorbed into skin, restoring hydration and stimulating collagen formation. Nordstrom, $590
ANTI-POLLUTION Pollutants can accelerate aging, damage the skin and cause inflammation. Layer the Chantecaille Anti-Pollution Finishing Essence over your moisturizer to create an instant shield against contaminants like smog and exhaust. Barneys, $125
RICH MOISTURIZER Swap out your lighter summer lotion for a rich moisturizer like the Youth Corridor Ultimate Eye and Neck Repair Crème. It contains potent antioxidants and peptides to help reduce puffiness and refresh the eye and neck areas. youthcorridor.com, $245
LUMINOUS MASK If you’re dealing with dull end-of-summer skin, then the Nars Aqua Gel Luminous Mask is for you. The treatment mask delivers a surge of hydration to the skin, which will brighten and smooth texture almost immediately. Sephora, $39
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at The Beach Cabana while you listen to the sounds of the Caribbean Sea. Whatever you choose to do, you really can’t go wrong on this magical West Indian island. For more information and reservations, visit mountcinnamongrenadahotel. com or call 866.720.2616.
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WINTER WELLNESS GETAWAY As fall sets in and the weather begins to cool down, plan your next island escape to Grenada. The West Indian island is quickly emerging as the go-to destination in the Caribbean for its untouched natural beauty, authentic culture, and world-renowned scuba diving and snorkeling. JetBlue recently launched daily direct flights to the island from New York, making it a quick four-hour trip to the pristine paradise. Located on the southern tip of Grenada, Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club lures guests by offering expansive views across the cerulean blue bay to the capital of St. George’s. This summer the boutique retreat débuted eight new luxury suites with chic spacious accommodations. All have airy sitting rooms with kitchens and stunning outdoor living spaces surrounded by tropical gardens. Resort amenities include a Dive Grenada facility; Savvy’s Restaurant, with stunning panoramic views of the dramatic mountainous shoreline; daily yoga classes; a wide range of water sports and activities — all of which are provided with exceptionally friendly service. The Cinnamon Spa offers a wide variety of indulging spa treatments like a salt body scrub that will leave your skin sparkling, or opt for an open-air massage
Another summer season of bikini waxing and shaving woes has sailed by. Autumn is the best time to consider getting laser hair removal, which is most effective when skin is not exposed to the sun. While committing to laser hair removal seems like a big step, it has major rewards: after about seven treatments, you never have to worry about unwanted hair again. The Rita Hazan Salon located on Fifth Avenue uses the Light Sheer Duet Laser that works on a range of hair colors and all skin types. The laser’s vacuum-assisted technology reduces pain and is very efficient, making each treatment as quick as a waxing appointment. The esthetician Lele Gomes is a laser genie and has truly mastered the art of laser hair removal with her flawless technique. Book an appointment at 212.586.4343; Rita Hazan Salon, 720 Fifth Avenue.
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THE MALE BAG RENEWAL By Anthony Michael
Whether or not you want to admit it, the summer is fini. It’s time to get back to business. Get healthy, handsome, and happy to be in the groove in no time at all with these pro tips.
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Quick . . . it’s Labor Day and you need to look your party best, but you also can’t stand to miss out on the last of the summer rays by your pool. Enter Glamsquad: an in-home beauty service you can book by visiting the Glamsquad website or downloading the Glamsquad app. Check it out for the luxury of looking fabulous: hair, makeup, and nail treatments without leaving your home.
Page, in Sag Harbor, is the Hamptons first seed-to-table restaurant, and the chef combines ingredients from local farms and fisheries with the café’s own aquaponic produce, grown in-house, for a unique eating experience. The fresher the food, the more nutritious and delicious it is, and better for the planet. In the evenings, come to Back Page, bites and drinks outdoors. After Labor Day, Back Page is open Thursday through Sunday evenings, usually until Halloween. Page is open year-round for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
LULULEMON Stop by Lululemon’s East Hampton location to stock up on all of your workout and recovery staples like leggings, shorts, tops, and sweatshirts. The store features friendly staff, a wide selection, and upbeat music that you probably heard at Soul Cycle that morning. The fashionable yoga-inspired clothes make the perfect wardrobe for staying in shape throughout the year.
NATUROPATHICA Stop by Naturopathica Healing Arts Center and Spa in East Hampton for spa treatments and rituals designed to help you find balance between body and mind. Services include facials, body treatments, massages, peels, and waxing. Naturopathica skin care products, teas, and herbal remedies are natural and botanically derived, to be best for you and best for the planet. At-home services are available too.
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SUP YOGA AT JB YOGA Jessica Bellofatto at JB Yoga invites you to discover how to just be you by doing yoga in the great outdoors of the East End. She believes that connecting with nature is crucial for physical and mental health. Her East Hampton-based studio offers traditional yoga classes in the studio and yoga classes in curated Hamptons natural locations, but the real highlight is the SUP yoga. Offerings include SUP classes, SUP tours, SUP yoga classes, and SUP restorative yoga classes. For a unique treat, check out a sunset or a full moon paddle session. The next available one occurs under September’s full moon on September 8th.
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If you are in the mood to get cleaned up from the beach and get premier party ready, stop by the Warren Tricomi Salon in East Hampton for the same care that you get in Manhattan. Services include hair color, haircuts, hair styling, beauty services, waxing, nail care, and bridal prep. Talented technicians and artists immerse each client in an atmosphere of luxury in the salon, and are available for in-home services too.
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DR . JACQUIE SMILES MAKES THE WORLD BETTER ONE SMILE AT A TIME By Frances Gormley
rust Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, who has been named an Invisalign Super Elite Provider, reserved for the top 1% of doctors in North America. In addition, Dr. Jacquie has developed Dr. Smiles, an exciting new teethwhitening product that is a game changer. She tells us about it below. Teeth whiteners seem ubiquitous. What made you enter the market? For many years my patients complained about their experiences with teeth whitening. Both in-office and at-home whiteners were disappointing. Either they didn’t whiten as expected or they caused painful tooth sensitivity. I was determined to fix these problems, so I worked for two years with an FDA-approved lab to develop Dr. Smiles, my proprietary, revolutionary formula and patented applicator. We make custom trays via digital scanning, and my patients can have whitening done in-office in one visit, or they can do it themselves at home every other day for three days. Dr. Smiles produces superb whitening results with no accompanying sensitivity. In 2018, Dr. Smiles, will be available to professionals and consumers alike. Is it worth it for adults to have braces? Absolutely! Invisalign is a great choice because, well, they are virtually invisible, and they can even be removed when eating. I can help anyone from a person with one crooked to tooth to someone with a serious asymmetry. A beautiful smile is more than cosmetic. Misaligned teeth can affect a person’s health in specific ways. For example, they are harder to clean; therefore, cavities, gum disease, and bad breath often result. Unhealthy gums allow bacteria to cause inflammation elsewhere in the body, possibly leading to heart disease and stroke. Improper chewing has led to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or other gastric disturbances. Having a beautiful smile keeps you healthy from the outside in. Can you tell us something about the Dr. Smiles Foundation? My husband, Anthony Goodling, and I started the Dr. Smiles Foundation this year, a non-profit whose mission is to help change the world one smile at a time. Our foundation will partner with corSocialLifeMagazine.com
porate and celebrity projects that fit with our goals of giving back by paying it forward. Our upcoming initiatives are a Dr. Smiles run to benefit medical research, a Dr. Smiles College with Confidence scholarship program, and Dr. Smiles anti-bullying effort. You’re also paying it forward with an interactive portal for young adults on drsmiles.com. Yes, I want young people to be empowered by inner confidence. Beautiful white teeth are a great beginning for what is shown on the outside, and I can give young people a dazzling smile. As a successful, professional woman, I knew I could offer even more. Beginning in 2018, we will be giving expert advice on everything from gaining confidence and self-esteem to dental health and teeth tips. Believe it or not, dental health and mental health are connected. It is a fact that when you smile you release the “feel good” transmitters dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin, which not only relax your body but can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Tell me about your blog. The “Blog” menu item on drsmiles.com is written by Maria B., a business and marketing student at UConn. She offers a seasonal interactive opportunity for our followers. She brings up topics in the news that are relevant to young people, and provides really great information, such as the history of the Hamptons and where to find its hidden hot spots, fashion finds, red carpet moments, inspiring trends, and even Super Bowl facts. drjacquiesmiles.com Offices in New York City; Monroe and Woodbury, NY; and Englewood Cliffs, NJ. drsmiles.com
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TURNING BACK TIME By Jacob Puck
f you have been lucky, this summer was a time to relax outdoors on a beautiful Long Island beach. “We all love summer, but, let’s face it. The season can have a significant effect on one of our most precious assets: our skin,” says Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg, a nationally renowned and awardwinning cosmetic plastic surgeon. “With summer winding down, now is the time to consider how you will look this autumn. As you return to your everyday life, you should look refreshed and relaxed.” For a quick pick-me-up, Dr. Greenberg recommends injectables and fillers. “Patients are thrilled with the results of our injectables, which yield great results thanks to a mixture of expertise and cutting-edge technology,” says Dr. Greenberg. “Botox, Juvéderm, Sculptra, Kybella, and Voluma continue to be among the most popular must-have, tried-and-true injectables and dermal fillers, but you’ll be surprised by how we have innovated their use and improved their results.” As always, injectables and dermal fillers gently plump skin and combat signs of aging by safely smoothing persistent wrinkles, relaxing facial folds, filling depressions, and adding volume to the face. According to Dr. Greenberg, specialized injection suites at his offices enable the administration of Botox and filler injections in a unique, comfortable, and upscale environment. “We are able to provide special A traditional facelift targets the imaging to show patients what middle and lower third of your “We are able to provide special they may expect to look like after face, while a mini-facelift targets imaging to show patients what one or more treatments,” says Dr. only the lower face. In fact, says Dr. Greenberg. “More often than not, Greenberg, patients who choose to they may expect to look like after the patient is happily surprised at combine their mini-facelift with one or more treatments,” says how easy it is to achieve a beautiful, facial peels, photo-rejuvenation, or natural look.” injectables can achieve even more Dr. Greenberg. “More often For significantly longer results, dramatic results. than not, the patient is happily Dr. Greenberg has perfected the art “Reducing fine lines, wrinkles, surprised at how easy it is to of facial surgeries. Facelifts are also and excess fat can significantly effective in lifting the forehead and turn the clock back a few years and achieve a beautiful, natural look.” neck. Among the most popular is significantly enhance your overall the mini-facelift. “Our sophisticatappearance,” says Dr. Greenberg. ed techniques can help patients benefit from a reduced recov“In turn, you can feel and look refreshed and invigorated.” ery time, with excellent results,” says Dr. Greenberg. “Minifacelifts create subtle changes compared to full facelifts, so they are a great option for patients who want to reverse the first signs of aging or make a very particular improvement to Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg their face.” greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com Social Life
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and vibrant skin, handles at least 100 checkups between September and the end of October. Among his specialties is the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facial, also known as the vampire facial, popular with Kim Kardashian and other celebrities. PRP is being used for a range of problems, including hair loss and acne scarring. HydraFacial, which helps promote a youthful, vibrant complexion, is another popular treatment. Of course, all the usual goodies like Botox and fillers are available. And Paliwoda makes private house calls. I also love the fact that Paliwoda does a lot of charity work in Haiti, where he often works with St. Luke’s Hospital, distributing medicine and treating skin conditions. Several NYC modeling agencies have Paliwoda on speed dial. Then there are the ladies who lunch. One even blogged: “With his angelic hands, he gladly shares the fountain of youth.”
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hen I met with Marek Paliwoda, PA, to discuss skin care, he was relaxing at his new location in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The hipster neighborhood is still teeming with great Polish restaurants and delis. He is getting ready for the influx of clients who come in at summer’s end for their annual skin checkup. “I love the bronzed goddess look, but a clever woman who is conscious of Mother Nature’s follies will come in for a checkup to make sure her sun-kissed skin is not carrying any dangers.” Paliwoda, who is a great believer in an integrated approach for maintaining healthy
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YOUR AUTHENTIC YOU By Somers Farkas
he wisdom of taking care of our health reaches back millennia. In scripture, it is written our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, which we have received from God; the Quran maintains that good health is in conformity with salvation; and today, modern health professionals urge the same message, knowing a nourished body will lower the risk of cancers and numerous diseases. Whether you follow a healthy lifestyle as a dictate of your religion, or to avoid health risks, or simply for your external appearance, your motivation is your own. Also personal are core beliefs. In her book Transforming Victim Consciousness, Lynne Forrest says these beliefs which originated in childhood can be destructive and are “painfully limited and limiting patterns of thought . . .that hold you prisoner. . . .” These negative patterns of consciousness compel our behavior and affect our bodies. We are now more aware of the powerful mind-body connection through which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors take effect. As summer ends, many of us reflect on the months spent with friends and families. Fond memories may be clouded by disconcerting ones. The recognition that, though always dressed to the nines, an in-law or confidant’s behavior was consistently unsettling – belligerent or outlandish, morning tennis games or golf rounds routinely cancelled because of headaches and lethargy, unsteady steps and indistinct articulation as cocktail hour becomes dinnertime. That tony façade may be disguising a real and potentially devastating medical condition: chemical or alcohol dependency. Addicts and alcoholics are commonly believed to be unemployed, deficient in self-control, deprived, unkempt, or antisocial. Often, the face of addiction among the affluent does not look like this. And there is little evidence that wealth provides any protection from developing a substance abuse disorder or aiding in its recovery. To the contrary, prosperity is often a barrier to recovery. Addiction + Affluence
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Thayer Cheatham Willis’s book Navigating the Dark Side of Wealth: A Life Guide for Inheritors discusses how financial wealth can be detrimental to one’s mental, moral, psychological, and emotional well-being. As Willis explains, wealth adds a layer of complexity that heightens the struggle to find intimacy and develop trust, and this, together with the pressures to excel and impress, deny and enable, perpetrates addictive behavior. So, too, parents and spouses will often use wealth as a weapon for control, resulting in a need to manipulate emotions and mask personal needs.
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Discover the best of your authentic self With over a decade of success developing programs to treat America’s most elite and private substance users, Veritas Palm Beach is a highly regarded integrative health institute. Veritas’s founder and director, Blayre Farkas, LMHC, is a New York City native who is qualified to treat wealthy individuals suffering from the complexities of substance use issues. A child of extreme wealth — educated in Swiss and New England boarding schools as well as an Ivy, with summers in Southampton and winters in Palm Beach — Blayre uses her personal perspective, coupled with a treatment model based on the neurobiology of addiction and associated underlying issues to create successful options for those who need help. Drawing on the best practices taught at institutes such as Harvard University’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, the Veritas paradigm capitalizes on the statistically validated success of both Eastern and Western medicines. This integrative approach does not follow the traditional 12-step or group-therapy models, but instead relies on a tailored treatment: medication and clinical treatments together with complementary and alternative offerings, such as martial arts training, harm reduction techniques, vibrational sound therapy, TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain), EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprogramming), mindfulness skills education, vitamin therapy, meditation, yoga, massage, and acupuncture. Distinguishing opportunities for growth rather than demanding change Veritas is a new frontier in healthy living and substance overuse treatment. Discarding the traditional definition of words like relapse and disorder, Veritas instead exposes patients to an internationally renowned team of allopathic medical consultants in disciplines from psychiatry to endocrinology to gerontology. They work together to discern and understand the basis
of an individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering, to then address substance use and co-occurring mental health issues. The difference is obvious as soon as you enter the private facility. Well-appointed living rooms lend the air of a familiar elegance, a milieu to which Veritas clients are accustomed. The staff are recognizable as peers, which creates an atmosphere of acceptance and peer-topeer accountability. Also surprising are the innovative methods — from microbiome testing (to determine gut micro-organisms’ effect on the brain) to genetic identification (to recognize any genetic predisposition or susceptibility to anxiety, chronic pain, and depression), and GeneSight testing (to determine how your DNA responds to certain medications). Other methods include discreet electronic accountability technologies (such as Soberlink, a Bluetooth enabled, user-identified breathalyzer that establishes an accountability link to a care manager’s phone), or BACskyn, a wearable device that measures blood alcohol levels in real time), or sophisticated proprietary digital health interventions, such as an app that pairs BAC levels with individualized psychometrics to enable patients to identify their subjective vs objective reality of poor impulse control and drunkenness — to distinguish opportunities for growth and empower clients to be their best selves. The Veritas paradigm is a highly individualized, wholly integrated solution that pushes its clientele to have not just a good life, but a best life. The team not only arrests substance-use troubles, but strives to return patients to their optimal health physically and emotionally, often surpassing the highest quality of life they had previously known. The founder’s commitment is so grounded, she will fly, and has been flown around the country, to perform interventions.
The answer for this desperate need to help contemporaries, friends, and family requires a personalized, three-fold approach, combining biological exploration to understand the medical nature, cognitive therapy to challenge behavior patterns, and integrative medicine to condition the whole body. Also important, however, is the therapist’s ability to empathetically relate to the experiences of the addict. Today, there are many boutique health centers that specialize in treating addictions among the privileged population. These centers are staffed with clinicians and therapists who share the socio-economic backgrounds and quite often, the addiction itself, with their clients. This commonality provides a lifesaving lens on treatment and an invaluable understanding of social and professional expectations, thoughts, and triggers that can cause relapse.
Full disclosure: Blayre Farkas is the younger of my stepdaughters, both of whom make me proud. Please know, I do not write as a stepmother, but as a contributor who wants to help others.
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DR . CHRISTOPHER CALAPAI LEADS A NEW ERA OF STEM CELL THERAPY By Nicole Clarke
CELEBRITY PATIENTS Dr. Christopher Calapai, a board certified family practitioner, has become a leader in the use of stem-cell therapy in the United States. He is treating a wide range of disorders, from diabetes to Alzheimer’s to erectile dysfunction. He consults with patients in Manhattan and at two offices on Long Island (East Meadow and Plainview). If you’re a radio listener, you may have heard some of his success stories on his two weekly call-in shows on WABC-AM. Dr. Calapai has also been a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team. Over the years he has advised Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, Chris Noth, Donal Logue of Fox’s hit series Gotham, and the actress-model Anastasia Garvey.
BREAKTHROUGH IN USING BONE MARROW STEM CELLS New research shows that bone marrow cells are much richer in stem cells than fat cells, a common source. “Bone marrow is the greatest tissue of the body because it’s filled with stem cells, with platelets, and with immune cells,” Dr. Calapai explains. “It’s filled with the best things that you have, which are delivered very gradually into your tissues over time.”
HOW STEM CELLS ARE HARVESTED A slender tube device is used to extract bone marrow, and the whole procedure takes about 90 seconds. The bone marrow liquid is then fitted into a high-speed centrifuge, and two billion cells become available as opposed to three hundred million from fat. “It’s a far greater number of total cells.” And the more cells, the faster the healing. “The results are quicker because the cells divide daily, so with the greater the number of cells, results are more significant,” explains Dr. Calapai.
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HOW STEM-CELL THERAPY WORKS Stem-cell therapy is a technique in which specific cells taken from your body — bone marrow or fat —are extracted and injected into tissues or the bloodstream, and these cells create healing for growth and repair of your body. The cells used in the therapy don’t have a unique identity, or blueprint. “When your eye, for example, makes new cells, they can be only eye cells. Your hair or heart cells can divide only within the realm of the same cell,” Dr. Calapai says. “There is a special type of cell that exists in your fat and your bone marrow that can be used to go anywhere and take on the identity of anything else.” Stem-cell therapy has proven beneficial in treating a range of chronic conditions, including, Alzheimer’s, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, joint pain, stroke, heart and kidney failure, COPD, MS, lupus, and Parkinson’s disease
HOW STEM-CELL THERAPY BENEFITED A MAN WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE One recent case saw a dramatic improvement in a Parkinson’s patient who had been in a wheelchair for a long time prior to his treatment. Within two months of beginning treatment, the patient started having more stability, and was able to get up and use a walker. But even after his first stem-cell treatment, this patient reported that his vision had begun to improve. Over time, his tremor lessened, and has now gone away. He can shave with a razor blade, and his handwriting is back to normal. “We compared his handwriting on forms from his first visit to his handwriting two months later, and we could see his handwriting had become completely legible, says Dr. Calapai. He says the gentleman is walking quickly with a walker, but he anticipates that he soon won’t need it at all. “Also, this patient had been holding his forks and knives like a child would, with his whole hand because he was unable to use his fingers. Now he’s using his utensils completely normally,” says Dr Calapai.
TOP 10 BACHELOR LIST The New York Post named Dr. Calapai one of the ten most eligible bachelors in New York. Because Princess Diana was known to be dating a doctor in London, Dr. Calapai was listed as a suitable escort to a then-separated Princess Diana on her trip to New York City, and people teased him about it endlessly. “For five years, everybody teased me about it,” Dr. Calapai says, laughing at the memory. “Every patient came in asking about it, asking what is she like, for years. It was pretty incredible.” SocialLifeMagazine.com
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COMMUNITIES BUILT ON GIVING: MODELS FOR SOCIAL PHILANTHROPY By Jean Shafiroff
This chapter is being reprinted from Jean Shafiroff ’s book Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, introduction by Georgina Bloomberg, and foreword by Scott Elkins, with the permission of the publisher, Hatherleigh Press.
“The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.” In communities throughout the United States, philanthropy plays a major role in the lives of many of their citizens. People share their wealth with one another by giving back to their community. Today the most robust, vibrant, and promising cities and towns are communities enriched by philanthropy. Be it a gift of money, or contributions in the form of time and other acts of generosity, citizens who give towards the betterment of the places where they live are working as philanthropists. From large cultural institutions to small-town fundraising initiatives, giving is a part of who we are as Americans—we understand that each of us has the potential to be the architects of lasting change for our friends, our neighbors, and our communities at large. Tens of thousands of individuals are involved in volunteering for charities. Whether it is for an animal shelter, an antipoverty charity, or for New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, people getting together to give and socialize for the benefit of an important cause is a common occurrence in the United States. Many of these same people spend a substantial amount of their leisure time socializing through their charity work. In affluent communities, socializing can revolve around attending charity functions, including dinners, cocktail parties, luncheons, breakfasts, picnics, sports events, polo matches, and musical concerts. The smart charities create events that are
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stimulating and interesting for those who attend. Participating in charity events can be a priority for the socially conscious person, and is also a way to show that one cares about a cause. SOCIALIZING FOR A CAUSE Socializing is often an important part of community giving. Gathering together at a philanthropic event is an exciting alternative to a private party; not only is it a place to socialize, but it is a great way to come together in support of a cause and celebrate the joy and power of giving with others. Support is shared among friends; generally, friends and business colleagues try to support each other’s causes to the fullest extent possible. In this way, people learn about new charities and causes, spread the word about an organization’s mission, and prompt more giving. Personally, I have found great fulfillment in charity work, including both the actual work and the socializing associated with that work. My husband and I choose to attend several charity events each month. In many instances, we choose to support a charity event over attending a private party. The events are enjoyable, and we believe in supporting meaningful causes. As often as possible, we try to support not only the causes that we are involved with, but also the causes of others. We make the effort to support the charities of friends Social Life
and colleagues whenever we can. My husband and I like to learn about new charities, and support those charities that have good leadership, manage finances wisely, and run strong programs. Of course, socializing at this level requires time and financial resources, so we do what we can. No one is expected to attend every event or support every cause. When our children were young and studying in school, we were much less involved in attending and supporting charity events. We stayed home more and spent needed time with our two daughters. We made sure we were there for them to give guidance, love, and support. But every effort has meaningful results for the community and a cause, and furthers philanthropy in society.
For those who live and work in New York City, a substantial amount of both social and business communication occurs at these events. New friendships are made and old ones renewed. In New York, the social world, business world, and celebrity world all coalesce and come together to support different causes. Often, public officials show their support by attending these events. Philanthropic organizations hold some of the biggest and most exciting parties, including events for the Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, and the Robin Hood Foundation. As one would expect, there is a charge to attend these events, but by attending, individuals socialize with one another while supporting a good cause. Thousands of events occur each year and billions of dollars are raised. For Example: The Metropolitan Opera (also known as the MET Opera) is a standout example of a 501(c) (3) that has managed to cultivate opera throughout the world. Founded over 125 years ago, the MET Opera is the international home for some of the world’s most talented artists, including the world’s greatest singers, composers, conductors, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers. With an annual budget in excess of $300 million, the Metropolitan Opera is both well-managed and fiercely powerful in its drive to deliver first rate opera—the MET Opera premieres some of the most important operas in its repertory, and is host to more than 200 opera performances each year. More than
CITIES OF GIVING Some cities stand out for their active and vital social network built around the cause of philanthropy. Below are just a few of the cities where philanthropy plays an important role in the life of many of its citizens. NEW YORK CITY Every year, thousands of people living and working in New York are involved in charitable work throughout the city and its five boroughs. The way New Yorkers give varies; they may serve on nonprofit boards, volunteer their time, give resources, or attend various charity events. Socializing occurs at charity meetings and their respective fundraising events. On almost any given day, there are multiple charity luncheons, dinners, and galas that take place in New York City. SocialLifeMagazine.com
800,000 people attend performances in the opera house each year, while millions more experience the MET Opera through innovative state-of -the art technology and media distribution. The MET also has a highly successful radio broadcast series, now in its 77th year. THE HAMPTONS The Hamptons is a collective name for several beach communities on the eastern end of Long Island. Here, countless affluent New Yorkers, Southern Californians, and Europeans spend their summers vacationing and relaxing by the beach. While often described as the playground of the rich, what many people do not realize is that a very large number of charities hold their events throughout the summer in the Hamptons. These parties begin on Memorial Day weekend and continue right through Labor Day weekend. Getting involved in supporting a charity fuels an exciting social life; charity is very much a part of the fabric and culture of the Hamptons. Each year, more and more nonprofits reach out to the Hamptons to seek the support of its summer residents. Local, national and international charities all hold events in the Hamptons. PALM BEACH Considered one of the most affluent retirement communities in the world, Palm Beach serves as an excellent model of social philanthropy. Philanthropy is a priority for its citizens, with charity luncheons and dinners occurring almost daily. In fact, some say that the social world in Palm Beach revolves
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around charitable giving: it is almost a requirement that people be involved in philanthropy on some level. Palm Beach residents seem to genuinely love supporting many different charities. To see a community that collectively makes it a priority to support charitable causes is a wonderful sight indeed! Nancy grew up on the East Coast and moved to Los Angeles in her mid-20s. She was well educated and had a career in the fashion industry, which had given her the opportunity to socialize with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. In her mid-30s she met the love of her life, a prominent doctor. Together they moved and built a life first in the Hamptons, and then in Palm Springs. Nancy loved the idea of giving back and became very involved in philanthropy by first getting involved with the Southampton Hospital in the Hamptons. Giving back has been a very rewarding experience for Nancy. She now is active in charities both in Palm Springs and in the Hamptons. She especially loves her involvement on the Board of the McCallum Theater in Palm Springs. She also loves her involvement Nancy grew up on the East Coast and moved to Los Angeles in her mid-20s. She was well educated and had a career in the fashion industry, which had given her the opportunity to socialize with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. In her mid-30s she met the love of her life, a prominent doctor. Together they moved and built a life first in the Hamptons, and then in Palm Springs. Nancy loved the idea of giving back and became very involved in philanthropy by first getting involved with the Southampton Hospital in the Social Life
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Hamptons. Giving back has been a very rewarding experience for Nancy. She now is active in charities both in Palm Springs and in the Hamptons. She especially loves her involvement on the Board of the McCallum Theater in Palm Springs. She also loves her involvement with Act for Multiple Sclerosis and will be chairing their gala next year. After her husband passed away, Nancy set up a medical education foundation in honor of him. Through her charitable involvements, Nancy has created many new friendships, and knows that she is leading a most worthwhile life. LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, home of the movie industry, is filled with thousands of people who support local, national, and international charitable causes. Celebrities often get involved in supporting causes and can help by bringing visibility to nonprofit organizations. There is no question that celebrities can be very helpful by raising awareness and giving charities their stamp of approval. In addition, celebrities often make major gifts to philanthropy. Outside of the movie industry, there are also thousands of people involved in nonprofits. Just like in any other city, the titans of real estate and finance play a major role in supporting philanthropy. Doctors, lawyers, business professionals, and many others come together to support philanthropic causes. Generally speaking, if you have an interest in a particular cause and live in Los Angeles, you will be able to find a charity that will address the needs of that cause. SocialLifeMagazine.com
SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco has a very active social group of residents that support the city’s arts and cultural institutions. In addition, these citizens support a multitude of other causes. Attending formal fundraising galas for San Francisco’s arts, including the ballet and opera, are exciting events for those most philanthropically inclined. The San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, DeYoung Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art all hold major galas that are sought-after events to attend. These cultural institutions also hold major fundraising campaigns. Those living just outside of San Francisco and who have made their fortunes in the technology field have been instrumental in donating very large sums of money to health and educational institutions. For example, in 2010 Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, and his wife, Lynne, gave a $100 million gift to build the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. ABOUT JEAN SHAFIROFF Jean Shafiroff, a philanthropist, a humanitarian, an activist, and the author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is a volunteer leader of several charitable causes. She serves on the boards of eight charities and, in addition, is an ambassador for the American Humane Society. Jean is married to Martin D. Shafiroff, an investments advisor, and together they have two daughters. She and her family reside in Manhattan and Southampton.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HAMPTONITE SARA JOHNSON By Rose Hartman
New York-based photographer and author of three photo books, the indefatigable Rose Hartman was one of the earliest documentary photographers who captured intimate moments of very public figures — from Jackie Onassis to Robert Rauschenberg. Most recently The Incomparable Rose Hartman, a 71 minute documentary film directed by Otis Mass, was released. For more information visit rosehartman.com
Sara Johnson is a wife, mother, philanthropist, and fitness enthusiast. INSPIRATION: The gorgeous lakes and greenery are a continual source of inspiration. PLACE TO SHOP: Each Hamptons town for different items. FAVE WORKOUT: Stand-up paddle boarding in the ocean.
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FAVE PASTIME: Watching sunsets from my paddle board on Montauk Bay. FAVE DRINK: Cranberry and fresh pineapple with a splash of club soda. ACTIVITY WITH A PET: Paddling with my dog, Ruby, who jumps on and off for a swim. The time spent with her is my favorite time of day! PHILANTHROPIC INTERESTS: Keeping our waters safe from pollution and safe for swimming. Am also involved in breast cancer, autism, and bringing awareness to violence against children. Social Life
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RITA HAYWORTH GALA By Lizabeth Zindel
n July 28, the Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala held its Hamptons kickoff party. Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney co-hosted the gorgeous event at Ashgrove Farm in Water Mill, NY, with gala founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of Rita Hayworth) and 2017 gala co-chairs Karyn Kornfeld, Robin Meltzer, and Daryl Simon. The Hamptons kickoff was held to celebrate this fall’s upcoming 34th annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala. The black tie affair will be held on Tuesday, October 24, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Willie Geist, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe will emcee the benefit. Gala co-chair Kornfeld said, “This year we are trying to give a younger feel to the gala with passed desserts and a fantastic band. We want to inspire new generations to get involved with finding a cure for this devastating disease.” Kornfeld is committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and has a personal connection to the disease. “My grandmother was diagnosed with Althezimer’s. It was devastating that we didn’t recognize the signs of what was happening to her for years. She was quietly suffering and trying to maintain her dignity, which caused her a lot of emotional pain. After she was formally diagnosed, she deteriorated quickly. A lot of time was lost when we could have been helping her,” Kornfeld said. This heartbreaking loss inspired Kornfeld to work tirelessly with the organization. She has a long history with the association, as the first junior committee chair and as an active member of the Rita Hayworth Gala Steering Committee for many years, alongside her mother Louise Kornfeld, who chaired the 2007 gala. The Kornfeld family was honored at the 2014 Rita Hayworth Gala with the Family Philanthropy Award for their dedication, compassion, and financial support in the quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Kornfield said, “I am inspired every day by the memory of my grandmother. She was a vivacious and wonderful woman and to see what happened to her was devastating.” Since the inaugural Rita Hayworth Gala over three decades ago, the New York City, Chicago, and Palm Beach events have raised more than $72 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
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At the kickoff party, Nina Garcia, creative director of Marie Claire and judge of Lifetime’s Project Runway was announced as the Gala’s Champion Award Recipient. Aga Khan, Meltzer and Simon all gave remarks to the crowd, including an update from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London, the world's largest forum for the dementia research community. The evening included an exciting silent auction, which raised funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research programs. Attendees included gala founder and daughter of Rita Hayworth, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, gala co-chairs Robin Meltzer and Daryl Simon, hosts Anne and Jay McInerney, Champion Award recipient Nina Garcia, Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy, Rudolph and Judith Giuliani, Brendan Shanahan, Nicole Miller, Candace Bushnell, Janna Bullock, Dan Gasby, Alina Cho, Cornelia Sharpe Bregman, Sharon Bush, Margo and John Catsimatidis, Somers Farkas, Chele Chiavacci Farley, Nurit Kahane Haase, Louise Kornfeld, and Ellen Deutsch. For more information and to purchase tickets for the 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala, please visit alz.org/galas/ny Social Life
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LUXURY RETREATS HOSTED CELEBRATION FOR ELETTRA WIEDMANN’S NEW COOKBOOK
Luxury Retreats hosted a beautiful farm-to-table dinner at one of their homes in Southampton to celebrate Elettra Wiedemann’s new cookbook, Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World (Scribner, June 6, 2017). The intimate dinner served recipes from Elettra’s new cookbook using local purveyors such as Wölffer Wines, Halsey Farms, and Mecox Cheese. It was attended by a great group and close friends, including Joey Wölffer, Shoshanna Gruss, Alina Cho, Candice Miller (Mama & Tata), Tommy Zung (Studio Zung), Robert Stilin, and others. An exquisite table was set in the backyard of a Luxury Retreats’ property. Luxury Retreats is a full-service luxury villa rental company with 24/7 personal concierge services. Its worldwide portfolio of more than 4,000 unique properties in over 100 destinations includes the Hamptons. luxuryretreats.com Inspired by Elettra’s food blog of the same name, the pages of Impatient Foodie are filled with original recipes and timesaving tips that both home cooks and expert chefs will appreciate. The book bridges the gap between the organic, slow food movement and the realities of a busy lifestyle.
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Founder Audrey Gruss led the Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s Walk of Hope’s 5K run in Southampton. Author Jay McInerney served as the grand marshal and real estate heirs Toby and Larry Milstein were junior chairs. The Watermill Center’s Robert Wilson, Susan Gutfreund, Jamee and Peter Gregory, and Kim Heirston participated. hopefordepression.org
Kenny Ackerman, a nationally recognized art consultant, opened Ackerman’s Fine Art, a new gallery space in Purchase, NY, which focuses on paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries. Andy Warhol’s portrait of Beethoven and Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture and Marc Chagall’s Les Mariés sur fond de la Tour Eiffel were on display. ackermansfineart.com
Ms. World Elite 2017 Lidia Szczepanowski hosted the launch of dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark’s new Tighten & Lighten eye cream at Haven Rooftop in the Sanctuary Hotel. This is the latest addition to his Hamptons-inspired skin care line. kennethmarkmd.com In the mix were the hotel’s owners Brandon and Hank Freid. havenrooftop.com
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On August 11, 175 guests celebrated Veterinarians International’s third annual “Trunks of Love” gala. Hosted by Katie Cleary of World Animal News, Zara Beard, and award-winning actor Dwayne Hill. The event was held at Dopo La Spiaggia, in East Hampton. The charity honored Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian; Cornelia Guest, actress, spokesperson for animal rights, founder of Artemis
Farm Rescue and the creator of a line of cruelty-free handbags; and Penni Ludwig, who has funded two of the organization’s mobile elephant clinics, to provide critical veterinary care in Surin, Thailand.
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Lauren Bush Lauren celebrated the 10th anniversary of FEED, which has provided 10 million lifesaving meals to children around the world. Slum Dog Millionaire star Freida Pinto and Ashley and Sharon Bush were among those dancing to a reggae band around a bonfire under a full moon in Bridgehampton. The event also kicked off the “Run 10 FEED 10” race that will take place in NYC on September 17 to fight domestic hunger. Among those set to support the initiative are stem cell specialist Dr. Christopher Calapai and dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark. feedprojects.com
Chefs and Champagne Chef Marcus Samuelsson was honored at the James Beard Chefs and Champagne benefit at the Wölffer Estate. Over 40 celebrated chefs, including Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli and Balthazar’s Shane McBride, cooked for over 1,000 foodies and VIPS, including Samuelsson’s Harlem EatUp! co-founder Herb Karlitz, New York Prime Beef ’s top chef, Josh Tanner, and event planner Harriette Rose Katz, who founded the Chosen Few, which just celebrated its third anniversary. jamesbeard.org/events
Lauren Bush Lauren, Sharon Bush, Laura Frerer Schmidt @ Feed
Brooke Shields, Grier Henchy @ Super Saturday
Kelly Ripa @ Super Saturday Chef Josh Capon, Morgan Ross, Mark Ross @ Chefs and Champagne
Paddle and Party for Pink Ryan Seacrest hosted the 6th annual Paddle and Party for Pink dinner-dance for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “When I learned that a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes in the US, I was shocked. We need to eradicate this disease,” said Seacrest. The day started off with a paddle-boat race led by pro surfer Laird Hamilton and pro-volleyball player Gabrielle Reece at Haven Beach in Sag Harbor. Benefit co-chairs included Jackie & Bippy Siegal, Maria & Larry Baum, Kinga & Edward Lampert, and Lisa & Gary Cohn. Among those dancing in the sumptuously appointed tent to pop singer Taylor Dayne were Lisa Perry & Donald Robertson, Nicole Miller, Mark Boomershine, Eric Cahan, and Andrew Cotton. The event raised nearly $2 million. paddleforpink.org
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Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz supported Chefs and Champagne
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Caroline, William, Michael Avedon @ Guild Hall
East Hampton Library Authors Night
Hilaria & Alec Baldwin were among the co-chairs of the East Hampton Library Authors Night, the premier literary event on the East End. Over 100 writers signed their books, including Elizabeth Vargas, Alan Alda, Jessica Seinfeld,
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SOCIETY Dick Cavett, and the artist David Salle. Also in the mix were Motherhood is a B#tch author Lyss Stern, art consultant Kenny Ackerman, and Andrea Correale, whose company Elegant Affairs, catered one of the post-event dinners for the authors. In Nevertheless, Baldwin writes about “growing up,” and “the famous people I have known,” including Michele Pfeiffer, Ben Affleck, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon. authorsnight.org
Guild Hall Gala Zoe Bullock, Janna Bullock @ Guild Hall Summer Gala
Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin @ Authors Night
Avedon’s America, the stellar show of work by the late photographer Richard Avedon, was featured during Guild Hall’s summer gala. Guests included Caroline, William, Michael, and Matthew Avedon. The dinner at the home of Lucy and Steven Cookson honored the philanthropist and writer Bonnie Lautenberg. The night was hosted by landscape artist April Gornik, who attended with her husband, painter Eric Fischl. DJ QuestLove kept Priyanka Chopra, Terrie Sultan, Richard & Florence Fabricant, Zoe & Janna Bullock, and Guild Hall’s savvy new director, Andrea Grover, on the dance floor. guildhall.org
Southampton Hospital Party
Marigay McKee, Bill Ford @ Southampton Hospital
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Greg Kelly, Judith Gray @ Southampton Hospital
The Southampton Hospital held its fun 59th annual summer party. Good Day NY co-host Greg Kelly saved the day when he stepped in as master of ceremonies when Chuck Scarborough was called out of town. Kelly joked, “I know Chuck wanted to be here tonight but he’s traveling. I believe he’s following the Grateful Dead.” The benefit was chaired by Marigay McKee & Bill Ford, Georgina Bloomberg, Terrence McNally, and Tom Kirdahy. The night raised $1.5 million to support the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Guests included Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross & Hilary Geary Ross, Howard Lorber, Somers & Jonathan Farkas, Julie Ratner, and hospital heads Robert Chaloner and Steve Bernstein. Auction items included a pair of diamond earrings from LJ Cross by designer Lisa Jackson. southamptoshospital.stonybrookmedicine.edu
Unconditional Love Melanie Wambold @ Southampton Hospital
Jean Shafiroff, Chuck Scarborough @ Southampton Animal Shelter
Veronica Webb, Lyss Stern supported Super Saturday
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Tony Ingrao, Christie Brinkley, Randy Kemper @ The Hampton Classic
The Southampton Animal Shelter held its Unconditional Love gala. The night honored Sony Schotland and Jean Shafiroff. Board President Jonathan McCann greeted Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Beth Stern, John Catsimatidis, Jill Rappaport, Jean Remmel Little, Deborah Hearst, Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving & his wife Ellen, Leesa Rowland & Larry Wohl, Martin Shafiroff, Sandra McConnell, Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, June Jaffee and Rebecca Seawright. The shelter was also supported by Anne Hearst and Beth Shak, who brought her Instagram star pup Mila. Master of Ceremonies Chuck Scarborough welcomed the chairs Andrea & Alex Douzet, Missy Hargraves, Antonella Bertello, Marcy Warren, Ellen Scarborough, Mollie Acquavella, Michael Katz, and junior chairs Katie McEntee, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Kingsley Crawford, Pamela Suskind, Sarah Vacchiano, and Merritt Piro. southamptonanimalshelter.com
A TRUE HAMPTONS CLASSIC By Jacob Puck
ane Babcook, a “Multi-million Dollar Club” member at the Corcoran Group before joining Brown Harris Stevens in 2015, is now one of the top producers in the very competitive Brown Harris Stevens Bridgehampton office. This summer, Babcook and her Brown Harris Stevens colleague Mark Baron joined forces to offer their clients complementary expertise and continuous availability, and their team has been a great success. Babcook’s life — private and professional — is closely associated with the equestrian world of the Hamtpons. We wanted to find out more. Many Hamptonites know you have a long and loving history with equestrianism. How has that translated in your work? Just as I focused on the best of the best in the horse world, I strive for the exact same in my real estate career. Since I started real estate over 20 years ago, I have remained close to my friends from the equestrian industry around the country. These friends have been instrumental in building my referral business as anyone looking for farms or developing one knows! How does it relate to your sales? My sales are a huge success because I know what works. My background gives me insight into the needs and requirements of facilities, so they are appropriate for the number of horses and the space they need. What is trending in the equestrian real estate market? As development rights have been sold for agricultural use only, quite a few owners built beautiful barns over the last 25 years, many with indoor rings. Riders are plentiful here throughout the winter, while the serious competitors are in Wellington or Ocala, Florida. Purchasing a property adjacent to such a reserve is always a great idea because it provides for both protection and wonderful amenities right at your doorstep. What is your involvement in the Hampton Classic? Each year, Brown Harris Stevens and I host the Pal-O-Mine riding program. It’s a fun-filled day for children and adults with disabilities. It means a lot to me to give back to this community, and I pride myself on being able to bring such enjoyment to their world.
But, as my career shifted to real estate, I have become more of a spectator rather than a worker behind the scenes. My twin sister’s daughter and in-laws still compete. Her brother-in-law Charlie Jacobs was second in last year’s Grand Prix, and sister-in-law Katie won numerous ribbons in the Amateur-Owner Hunters. For those reasons, I give moral support, especially to family members. Why are horses such an important part of the magic of the Hamptons? Horses have played a role in the Hamptons for decades even before the days of Jackie O. The estate sections have long supported some of our greatest Olympic riders. Being able to watch them in their own backyard at the Hampton Classic has been a yearly tradition since its inception. They were part of the culture here since the late 1600s and continue to ensure that we have a rural feel — a reprieve from hectic cities. It’s what helps make the Hamptons the Hamptons! Jane Babcook Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker firstname.lastname@example.org 631.537.4346 c/ 631.680.1001 Mark J. Baron Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker email@example.com 631.537.4333 c/ 631.800.1125 Social Life
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Somewhere In Time On The Lanes Of Amgansett Amagansett. In 1927 Babe Ruth had a career year with 60 home runs, Al Capone grossed over $100 million terrorizing Chicago, Sacco and Venzetti along with Charles Ponzi were incarcerated in the same Boston prison and Charles Lindbergh found Paris 33 hours after leaving Roosevelt Field. That very same year, in the then quiet summer colony of Amagansett, a quintessential summer cottage, midway between village and beach, completed construction on a very deep half acre on Meeting House Lane. Nearly 100 years later, that same residence, variously expanded and renovated over the years to include over 4500 SF+/- on four floors of living space, is ready for its next owner to enjoy. Original details balance harmoniously with modern amenities throughout this 4+ bedroom residence which most recently received a new kitchen to service the formal dining room, an updated living room with fireplace complementing the original salon, a new master wing with covered outdoor porch and a finished lower level offering a luxurious bedroom suite. A third floor, enhanced by another full bath, adds additional finished space. Outside, a legal one bedroom guest cottage is joined by a wonderful pavilion servicing the heated pool with brick patio, all framed by lush lawn and colorful, established landscaping. Navigate Main Street with its shops and restaurants or bike to the ocean where the waves wash over pristine sandy beaches. With nothing like this for sale on the very hot Lanes of Amagansett, this new offering awaits your private tour today.. Exclusive. $4.995M WEB# 42936
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Summer House: Kean Development’s Newest Estate At Olde Towne Southampton. Set on 4 +/- landscaped acres in the heart of the luxury enclave of Olde Towne, “Summer House” is John Kean’s newest estate complete with pool, pool house, tennis court and three-car detached carriage house. Pristine details articulate three levels of distinctive luxury and comfort. Refreshing, modern appointments and state of the art amenities dovetail with Kean’s award-winning design and construction. The main house, with interior decorating by Anthony Ingrao, comprises approximately 16,000 square feet with 9 bedrooms with baths ensuite of which 2 are true master suites, 10 full and 3 half baths, the 2nd floor master suite with stunning bath, three full staircases, elevator, six fireplaces, both a professional chef and a traditional kitchen, great room, breakfast room, den, library and extensive loggia with retractable automatic screens. Additional square footage awaits in the expansive lower level that features a theatre, gym, basketball court, spa area with juice bar, full bath, sauna, steam and massage rooms as well as entertainment lounge with full bar. The staff quarters feature a full kitchen, sitting room, 2 bedrooms each with baths ensuite and an outdoor terrace with dining areas. The third floor includes storage and a formal staircase up to the rooftop putting green where expansive views over the village await. The pool house features a lounge, kitchenette, 2 full baths and changing room. A wonderful canopy veils the pool house terrace providing shade for dining or relaxation. The grounds offer decorative, automated security gates that open to reveal a manicured, meticulous landscape, bordered by a classic Hamptons’ privet hedge. A 60’ x 30’ custom Gunite swimming pool with extensive sun-shelves for chaise lounges and a generous spa sit directly off the pool house terrace. Expansive terraced entertaining spaces are set in and amongst vivid garden beds and open, level lawn area. A sunken, walled and seated gas fire pit and sunken Deco turf tennis court complete with decorative lattice fencing and a pergola covered viewing area augment the exterior amenities. There is ample space for a golf hole to complement the rooftop putting green. A verdant, treed periphery maintains privacy as well as classic “Hamptons” beauty throughout the Olde Towne estate. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your own private tour. Co-Exclusive. $34.95M WEB# 25123
Southampton to Montauk...Sagaponack to Shelter Island The Hamptons for Buyers, Sellers, Renters & Investors
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JEANMARIE BRAAT HAMPTONS BEST REAL ESTATE BROKERS By Cecilia Dawn
ith so much at stake in selling and purchasing Hamptons real estate, it’s important to find an agent who advocates in the best interest of the client. Jeanmarie Braat’s customers regard her as a valued and trusted advisor they can rely on to guide them through the process, negotiate the best deal, and protect their interests. Jeanmarie is passionate about her clients’ success and is a true partner in helping them achieve their real estate goals. Whether helping sell their property to the most qualified buyer or finding them the property of their dreams, she is attentive to detail, market outlook, and negotiation. Armed with the most sophisticated marketing resources, she provides her clients a personalized approach to real estate that is unsurpassed in the industry. Prior to entering real estate, Jeanmarie built a successful career in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Her finely honed skills in relationship building, strategic planning, and maximizing return on investment serve her clients well in real estate. Among her strengths are the ability to actively listen to the needs of her clients, design creative solutions, and provide a thoughtful evaluation of each customer’s unique goals. Resourceful and results-oriented, Jeanmarie always goes above and beyond. Here is a sneak peek into the types of properties she represents:
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143 SEBONAC ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON Down a long private tree-lined driveway, this contemporary miniestate has all of the ingredients for a fabulous lifestyle. It’s styled for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying life in luxurious comfort. A thoughtful floor plan with an open flow maximizes views of the great outdoors from every room of this six-bedroom, six-bath home. Enjoy views of the 40’ x 20’ heated pool with surround decking, along with a hot tub, bocce court, plenty of green space and privacy. Listed at $1,295,000
119 DUNE ROAD, WESTHAMPTON Between the bridges in the most highly sought after oceanfront location in Westhampton Beach, this distinctive shingle style estate with 300+/- feet of ocean frontage on 5.1 acres presents a number of possibilities to the savvy buyer. Designed in 1909 by the architect J. Sarsfield Kennedy, this home incorporates elements of what is described as both a European villa and craftsman-style design, and is so well built that it survived the great hurricane of 1938 unscathed. This classic home could be restored and updated to preserve its classic beach house charm while providing 21st-century amenities; a new home could be constructed on this rare 5+/-acre oceanfront lot; or the property could potentially be subdivided. In every case, the setting is nothing less than spectacular. Listed at $12,200,000 Social Life
$4,350,000 | 1.4± Acres | 100’ Beach Frontage | 2,800± sf Arts & Crafts Style Home 6 Bedrooms | Room for Waterside Pool | WEB# 32838
LAND ON RESERVE | WATER MILL SOUTH
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$3,450,000 | New Renovation | 0.60± Acre | 2,850± sf | 4 Bedrooms | 5 Baths | Heated Gunite Pool and Spa | Poolhouse | WEB# 33296
NEW CONSTRUCTION | SOUTHAMPTON SOUTHAMPTON STUNNER
$2,895,000 | Zoned R40 | 1.18± Acres | Room for Estate Sized Home, Pool + Tennis | WEB# 3374
$4,795,000 l 1.84± Acres l 9,250± sf Including Finished $2,750,000 | 1.84± Acres | 6,000± sf | 6 Bedrooms | 7.5 Baths Lower Level | 6 Bedrooms | Pool l WEB# 10338 Gunite Pool | 2-Car Garage with Bonus Room | WEB# 40626
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SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE | WATER ACCESS NEW IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE
$1,975,000 | 0.60± Acre | 1,950± sf | Beautifully Renovated with $1,895,000 | 0.49± Acre | Renovate or Build New 4,000+ sf $2,349,000 | Greg McKenzie Design | 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Sophisticated Interiors | Salt Water Gunite Pool | WEB# 36425 Home, Pool, Poolhouse | Access to Heady Creek | WEB# 55905 Baths | Heated Saltwater Pool | WEB# 17535
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MAGNIFICENT NEW ACHIEVEMENT SOUTHAMPTON | $26,950,000 This Fleetwood & McMullan treasure is an estate like no other. Located in Southampton’s private ocean-access Murray Compound on almost 2 acres, the brand new traditional comprises approximately 15,700 sf of total living space, with fully furnished interiors conceived of, built, and installed by renowned Italian Achille Salvagni Atelier. The depth and detail of the artistry and craftsmanship, exquisitely beyond imagination, has been masterfully envisioned in design and implementation. Features an infinity-surface, 60-ft by 30-ft heated Gunite pool, a pool house, sunken all-weather tennis court, and numerous patios and covered decks from which to view the stunningly landscaped grounds. Web# H55932
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THE SUMMER HOUSE — OLDE TOWNE SOUTHAMPTON | $34,950,000 Set on approximately 4 landscaped acres in the heart of the luxury estate community of Olde Towne, sits “Summer House” which is Kean Development’s newest residence complete with pool, pool house, tennis court, and 3-car detached garage. Refreshing, modern appointments and state-of-the-art amenities dovetail Kean Development’s award-winning design and construction. The main house comprises approximately 16,000 sf with 9 en-suite bedrooms of which 2 are master suites, 10 full and 3 half baths, second floor master suite with stunning bath, 3 full staircases, elevator, 6 fireplaces, full professional chef and traditional kitchens, great room, breakfast room, den, library, an extensive loggia, and attached 2-car garage. Web# H25952
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THE EMERALD ISLE GREAT HOUSES & GARDENS By Joe Alexander
Joe Alexander is the travel editor and society columnist for Social Life Magazine. He focuses on culture, theater, movies, and food. Joe was born in New York City. His stories have been featured in numerous national magazines, including Haute Living. Joe lives in Manhattan and Southampton with his Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Cornelia and Webster.
SHEEN FALLS Sheen Falls Lodge is set amid green lawns and bright flower gardens in County Kerry, Ireland. An American flag was flapping out front to welcome us. Inside the five-star country lodge, a welcoming fire burned in the hearth beneath a massive set of moose antlers. This is Irish hospitality at its finest. The hotel is situated on 300 acres. Deer and other wildlife roam about the estate, which boasts water and mountain views. The five-star
amenities include fine dining, a world-class spa, and a long list of country pursuits, from falconry to hiking. The area was established in the 1600s, and by 1700 there was a small cottage at Sheen Falls, which was incorporated into the current lodge, built in the early 20th century. The distinctive arched stone bridge over the falls dates from 1777, and remains unchanged to this day.
KENMARE BAY The door of our suite opened to two walls of windows overlooking the falls. The view of the river rushing over rocks and under the ancient stone bridge was breathtaking. At the other side of the room was a terrace facing Kenmare Bay. Furnishings included a sumptuous plaid sofa with plump pillows and a tea table facing the river. The color palette was beige and green, with rose overtones, and the floral paintings were by noted local artist Christine Bowen.
HISTORICAL SITES The Lodge grounds are home to various historical sites, including St. Finian’s Church, ruins dating from 838 A.D. that were pillaged by Vikings, and the Famine Burial Plot, commemorating the Irish potato famine of the 1840s.
Sheen Falls Lodge, Photography by Pawel Nowak
There are a multitude of activities, including horseback riding; clay pigeon shooting, archery, kayaking, tennis, bicycling, and river cruising. We tried falconry, which was thrilling. A falconer brought a van full of hawks and owls that flew around the hotel’s lawn, and we were able to handle them. A white owl and a grey one named Gandolf the Wizard were highlights of our trip. sheenfallslodge.ie Social Life
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Lough Erne Resort
LOUGH ERNE RESORT GOLFER’S PARADISE G8 SUMMIT The Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, Ireland, has a place in history, not only because of its ancient roots or that a great battle was fought on its lush grounds, but because of the gathering here of the leaders of eight countries, including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, François Hollande, and David Cameron, at the G8 Summit in 2013. Surrounding the lough (lake) are charming, turreted lodges. We stayed in a luxurious two-bedroom duplex that had its own living room and kitchen.
CATALINA RESTAURANT After a round on these world-renowned links, we dined in the resort’s elegant Catalina Restaurant under the direction of the chef Noel McMeel, an affable Irish gentleman who used to whip up delectable dishes at Le Cirque. Try the crab appetizer and the lamb “five ways.” lougherneresort.com
BLAKES OF THE HOLLOW After 18 holes, we went into the nearby town of Enniskillen for a pint at Blakes of the Hollow, which is not only one of the oldest untouched pubs in Ireland, it was also just voted the best pub in Northern Ireland. The pub boasts a door from the set of Game of Thrones, perfect for a selfie. blakesofthehollow.com
CAFÉ MERLOT PGA CHAMPIONSHIPS The main part of the resort is a castle with 52 rooms. It is surrounded by two world-class golf courses: The Faldo Course designed by the British pro Nick Faldo, a nine-time PGA tour winner, and Castle Hume, which has hosted ten Ulster PGA Championships. There is also a golf academy led by Lynn McCool, whom President Obama asked for help with his swing. SocialLifeMagazine.com
Right next door to Blakes is the town’s most charming and authentic restaurant, Café Merlot. It’s actually underground with dramatically vaulted ceilings. Try the sumo fries with spicy dips, the Peking duck that falls off the bone, and please order a pot of vegetables. These local jewels of peas, carrots, mushrooms, onions, and other delicious nuggets dripping in a succulent broth stole the night. cafemerlot.co.uk
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TRAVELING TO MIAMI ART WEEK THE MEN OF MIAMI By Joe Alexander
CRISTIANO RONALDO, NEYMAR, AND NICK KORNILOFF “Everyone in the art world descends on Art Miami for this important cultural event. This is the bellwether for the art fair market in America, and it only gets stronger,” said Nick Korniloff, the director of Art Miami, which is the city’s original and longest running contemporary and modern art fair. Art Miami, along with its sister fair, CONTEXT, is set to move to a brand-new waterfront location in downtown Miami on December 5. “Every year the quality of works shown at Art Miami and CONTEXT are unparalleled, and this year will be better than ever,” said Korniloff, whose fairs attract over 75,000 people every year. The fairs have earned a reputation for bringing out serious collectors, art dealers, curators, advisors, and representatives from the world’s top museums. “It is time for us to create a new opportunity for our organization, our clients, and our community as we move both Art Miami and CONTEXT to one of the most prestigious waterfront locations in the city, the Resorts World Miami property, on Biscayne Bay,” said Korniloff. This year soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Lionel Messi, and Neymar have had their portraits displayed at Casa Clasico presented by Art Miami. Adrien Brody and Metallica’s Jason Newsted have shown paintings at Korniloff ’s fairs. Past exhibitors include ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN, Osborne Samuel, and VERTES. artmiamifair.com
ART MIAMI, CONTEXT, AQUA, AND WYNWOOD As a partner of Art Miami as well as its director and senior vice president, Nick Korniloff oversees the management and creative direction for Art Miami, CONTEXT, Aqua Art Miami, Art Wynwood, Art NY and CONTEXT NY, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, and Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco. Korniloff has over two decades of experience in art fair management and production. His continued commitment to create new opportunities for the international art community through the development of new art fairs and collaborative partnerships has attracted some of the most prestigious galleries, both in the contemporary and classical markets. He is known as a leader in the industry and has been touted as an expert in connecting dealers with new and affluent international collectors. Art & Auction Magazine acknowledged Korniloff in its Power List for his work in repositioning Art Miami. contextnyfair.com Nick Korniloff, Pamela Cohen, Adrien Brody.
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WHISBE VANDAL GUMMY By Bennett Marcus
“WHAT IS BEAUTY?” The Vandal Gummy — a seven-foot tall gummy bear holding a Department of Corrections placard — recently installed in the lobby of 4 World Trade Center, has become an instant hit. “It’s insanely popular. It’s so wild,” says the artist, who is known as WhIsBe, for “What Is Beauty?” “I would have never thought I’d have a sculpture in the lobby of the World Trade Center if you had asked me a few years ago,” says the artist, who never shows his face in pictures. Since the installation, he’s been written up in Forbes, WWD and Business Insider, and was the subject of a video by Vice News. The notoriety came about after developer Larry Silverstein invited a group of street artists to work on a mural project on the vacant 69th floor of 4 WTC. “It’s super dope. I got to paint with my homies and had a great time,” WhIsBe says.
4 WORLD TRADE CENTER Silverstein’s idea proved successful; in addition to giving young artists coveted space, the mural helped rent the property. Negotiations for the lobby sculpture at 4 WTC followed. WhIsBe acted as his own agent, and the process taught him a lot about SocialLifeMagazine.com
public installations and corporate politics. “All of that transpired through the mural project and working with Silverstein himself,” says the 29-year-old.
ART MIAMI & CONTEXT “The opportunity at the World Trade Center, and what’s come from that just spiked my career in terms of momentum.” A New York native, WhIsBe grew up painting, studied at the School of Visual Arts, and, after a hiatus, turned to street art five years ago. He has now exhibited at art fairs, including Art New York and Art Southampton, had an installation at the New Museum, and his work is now in the collection of MOCO Museum Amsterdam. Next up, he is exhibiting at Art Miami and CONTEXT in December. He hopes to have one or more of his seven-foot bear sculptures at the entrance of the fair. “I’d like to have those there because I see the impact that they have as public installations.” WhIsBe whisbeworldwide.com
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GOING TO MIAMI ART WORLD IT GIRLS By Joe Alexander
ollectors from around the world travel to Florida for Miami Art Week to see the art; go to the parties; and check out the stars, models, and billionaires the fairs attract from December 5 to 10. Every year the cognoscenti anoint a new “It girl” — one who has made waves during the art fairs in the United States and Europe. This year, two friends have emerged as the front runners for the title, but insiders are declaring it a tie between the glamorous Swiss gallerist and art historian Isabelle Bscher and the edgy American collector and entrepreneur Libby Mugrabi.
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LIBBIE MUGRABI “Basquiat is my favorite artist,” says the stylish collector Libbie Mugrabi. “His art is colorful and strong. The work has a very cool aspect to it.” Libbie has honed her taste in fine art by attending art shows and auctions. “My husband’s a dealer, so we live with a lot of art at home.” That is something of an understatement: her husband, David Mugrabi, along with his brother, Alberto, and their father, Jose, owns one of the world’s most valuable private art collections. It includes hundreds of works by Andy Warhol, George Condo, Damien Hirst, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
ART MIAMI & ART BASEL “It’s a very time consuming business,” says Libbie. There are so many art fairs, requiring travel around the world, including to Art Miami and Art Basel in the U.S., Switzerland, and Hong Kong. “Being married to an art dealer is a very social business.” Libbie counts many famous artists among her friends, and some, including Richard Prince, Enoc Perez, and Damien Hirst, have done portraits of her and her family. Libbie accompanies her husband on many of his art world travels, but has plenty to keep her busy on her own, including a gut renovation of a historic home on the Upper East Side.
TIGHT IN THE HAMPTONS Last summer, Libbie, who is an enterprising entrepreneur, and her sister, Mia Rowe, started a Hamptons medical spa called Tight, offering noninvasive beauty treatments like fillers and peels. Her brother-in-law, the noted Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Norman Rowe, performs the procedures. tightmedspa.com Libbie Mugrabi, Mia Rowe at 92Y An Artful Lunch
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ISABELLE BSCHER GALERIE GMURZYNSKA By Joe Alexander
lamorous gallerist Isabelle Bscher will be orchestrating her family’s booth at Miami’s Art Basel from December 7 to 10, where she will also host a dinner for artists and collectors during the fairs. Bscher is planning something special, saying “We always try to surprise people, to do something different, something interesting.” Galerie Gmurzynska, with four locations in Switzerland, will present work by multiple artists, including Christo and Kazimir Malevich.
WOMAN-OWNED ART WORLD POWERHOUSE Bscher, an art historian with a master’s degree from Sotheby’s, is the third generation to run Galerie Gmurzynska, taking over from her mother and her grandmother, who founded it in 1965. The family built it into an art world powerhouse, representing Pablo Picasso, Donald Judd, Robert Indiana, and James Turrell as well as the architects Zaha Hadid and Richard Meier, the actor/painter Sylvester Stallone, and the designer/ photographer Karl Lagerfeld.
ART EXPO CHICAGO Before Isabelle heads to Florida, she will meet up with Christo, who will appear along with his work at her booth during EXPO Chicago, which will run from September 13 to 17. SocialLifeMagazine.com
The Swiss gallery will also show rare pieces by Joan Miró and Fernand Léger. Each artist was selected because of his strong connection to the Windy City. In 1981, Miró struggled to find funding to erect his now-iconic sculpture Miró’s Chicago in the Loop. A 1931 Léger piece that Bscher will show is significant because that year marked the artist’s first trip to America, including a stay in Chicago. And in 1969 Christo famously wrapped Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
A SENSORY EXPERIENCE Antonio Monfreda, who has created exhibitions for Valentino and Fendi, and was a creative consultant for the Metropolitan Museum’s AngloMania exhibition, designed Galerie Gmurzynska’s Chicago booth. “He thinks looking at art is very intimate, so he wanted to create something that involves all senses,” says Bscher. He created curtains using special fabrics infused with custom scents from Santa Maria Novella for a fully sensory experience with the master works.
FUTURE EXHIBITIONS Upcoming among the gallery’s four locations in Switzerland are exhibitions on Alexander Rodchenko and Roberto Matta, and one on photographer Wayne Maser. gmurzynska.com
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TERRE BLANCHE BLISSFUL LUXURY IN PROVENCE By Lizabeth Zindel and Devorah Rose
ocated in in the heart of France’s Provence Côte d’Azur countryside, the five-star Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort is one of France’s most luxurious and treasured resorts. Built on 750 acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, the hotel offers 115 beautiful suites and separate villas with private terraces and lounges. The property is the ideal destination to explore the South of France — it is only a little more than half an hour away from both Cannes and Nice international airports. Designed in harmony with the architecture of Southern France, the property incorporates white stone and local red clay with gold tones as well as terracotta. Each spacious room blends traditional and contemporary Provençal décor and includes a splendid dressing area and spacious bathroom with heated floors and lovely marble mosaics. The ultra-luxe Premier Villa offers a spacious master bedroom with a large separate living room, dining area, two bathrooms, and a private terrace.
Walking around the stunning resort, you will feel inspired by the endless green lawns and the breathtaking architecture. The infinity pool overlooking panoramic views of the Provence countryside is a highlight of the resort. It is delightful spending an afternoon luxuriating in one of the private cabanas with a good book. While lounging in pure beauty, one can enjoy refreshments and seasonal dishes from the scrumptious restaurant, Le Tousco. In addition, the spa offers two heated pools. The absolutely gorgeous indoor pool is ideal for aqua fitness and aqua bike sessions. Outside, the invigorating jets, bubble beds, and massage shower in the vitality pool assist in relieving pressure and muscle tension. For the hotel’s youngest guests, there is a heated pool that offers swimming lessons and fun games. This pool is part of the hotel’s fantastic Kids’ Club for children from ages 2 to 12 years old. Social Life
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If relaxation is what you are looking for, Terre Blanche has the solution for you. Nestled in the heart of a typical Provençal garden, the resort’s multi-award winning spa is a peaceful oasis. After resting in the relaxation room, massages and treatments are provided in one of the 12 individual treatment rooms or in one of the two private suites that offer comfort and space. Many guests come long distances to experience the unique treatments developed with world-renowned anti-aging expert Ivo Pitanguy and the house of beauty Carita. The spa also features beauty salons and a fitness center. Terra Blanche offers four absolutely delicious restaurants. The elegant Le Faventia has received a Michelin star for its refined and creative cuisine inspired by the seasons. Using local products from Provence, the menu includes sea bass with lemon, slowly cooked with verbena in a velvety citrus sauce as well as blue lobster roasted with sweet bell peppers and pineapple chutney. A highlight from the delightful dessert menu includes a warm soufflé with hay infused ice cream and Provençal fortified white granita. Chef Philippe Jourdin’s beautifully presented dishes are served overlooking an unforgettable view. The head sommelier, Alexandre Pauget knows perfectly how to pair dishes with the resort’s excellent local wines. Le Gaudina is an elegant and fashionable restaurant to enjoy lunch, a drink, or snack surrounded by sculptures and paintings. The menu offers light and refined Provençal cuisine and a fantastic brunch on Sundays. The delicious mouthwatering menu includes impressive tapas and platters of cheese and charcuterie as well as artisanal cocktails. Overlooking the golf course, Les Caroubiers is Terra Blanche’s Club House restaurant and bar lounge. It is a great place to enjoy the flavors of Provence by the fireplace or on the terrace. The property’s summer restaurant, Tousco, offers guests a chance to eat near the infinity pool, in a relaxed atmosphere.
There are many wonderful activities to enjoy at the resort. The two 18-hole championship golf courses were designed by Dave Thomas and inspired by the natural surroundings. This paradise for golfers combines performance and pleasure of the game in a stunning environment. Many avid golfers come to this resort to enjoy what many believe to be one of France’s most beautiful courses. And the David Leadbetter Academy allows golfers of all levels to sharpen their skills. One of the resorts most delightful adventures is a buggy tour of the country roads. This is a great opportunity to discover authentic villages and enjoy wine and olive oil tastings at the nearby Château des Selves. Guests can also take gliding lessons at the aerodrome of Fayence or enjoy a stunning helicopter ride. Another wonderful excursion is to spend a day leaving from Cannes or Mandelieu port and sailing on a yacht to Saint-Tropez and the mythical Pampelonne Beach, Monaco, or Antibes and the bay of millionaires. While staying at Terra Blanche, it is highly recommended to visit The Verdon Gorges. This protected natural park is one of the most beautiful sites in Europe, famous for its exceptional emerald green waters. Of course, when the lavender is blossoming, it is magical to spend an afternoon on the Valensole high plains enjoying the endless lavender fields and their intoxicating scent. From the resort’s elegant and natural beauty to its delicious cuisine and award-winning spa, Terre Blanche is truly a sublime fête for all the senses! Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort firstname.lastname@example.org +33(0)4 94 39 90 00 en.terre-blanche.com
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CUBA LUXURY TIME TRAVEL By Anthony Giampetruzzi
Hotel Nacional de Cuba
here are few places in the world that capture our imagination like Cuba. A storied playground for well-heeled travelers during the first half of the last century, it is still manna for those who crave nightlife, music, art and one-of-a-kind booze. As part of his legacy, President Barack Obama helped make the country a little less impenetrable, which opened the floodgates for practically anyone with a heart of gold or other documented purpose to get to Havana and make merry with the locals. Today, under President Donald Trump, would-be pleasure seekers are cautioned to understand the newer travel rules. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. First things first: brace yourself. Everything you’ve heard about the country being trapped in a bygone era is true. Everything is, well, old. And much of it is falling apart. However, there is true elegance in the country’s decaying beauty, and a culture that is so passionate and proud, you almost can’t detect the underlying austerity. So, while we all wait for the rules to change, for the infrastructure to support a hotel worth its salt, and for a more competitive exchange rate, there is much to see and do.
STAYING IN HAVANA For a full Cuba experience, you’ll want to get out of Havana after 48 to 72 hours, but while you’re there, live it up with a stay at Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Not quite a five-star, this 85-year old grand dame was fashioned after The Breakers in West Palm Beach. Mobsters, movie stars, and moguls have slept here, and the hotel’s brush with the famous is well chronicled throughout. Nameplates of stars adorn the guestroom doors where they may have stayed. Several bars serve up choice Cuban libations, and I had the best mojito money can buy. Cohiba singles can be purchased on site. The rooms are enormous and, although a little dated, are comfortable and full of amenities. If you like gratis toiletries, you’ll love it here: bottle after bottle of just about every product you can imagine. A word to the wise: you must request the eighth floor: it’s the executive floor and by far the best. Outside, enjoy a sizable pool and roaming peacocks. Social Life
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WHAT TO DO IN HAVANA Drink mojitos, smoke cigars, dance, and meander along the Melacón, the esplanade that stretches for about five miles. Of course, the country is well-known for its rum, tobacco, and arts scenes, so take them all in generously. Some must-visits include Jazz Club La Zorra y el Cuervo, where you will be overwhelmed by local Latin jazz artists, many of whom are college students with gifts from the gods. For dining, plan well ahead and make a reservation at La Guarida. No, this is not authentic Cuban fare (that’s something that’s nearly impossible to find), but it is exceptional. Located in a dingy part of town, this stunner has played host to dozens of celebrities, most recently providing the setting for a much-hooplaed birthday for Madonna. Less central is El Cocinero. Housed in a former vegetable oil factory, the restaurant is industrial chic, trendy, and more laid back than La Guarida. Spend hours here noshing on tapas, sipping outstanding libations, and listening to hip house music under the stars. The Tropicana? Yes, if you can manage through the 20-minute journey to get there, a couple of hours of largely similar music and dance, and a cover charge triple anything you’d pay in NYC. But if mid-century spectacle trips your trigger, you’ll probably be sad if you missed it. Whatever you do, set aside at least one full day and maybe much more to roam the historic Old Havana, where you’ll find outstanding architecture (much of which is being meticulously restored), history galore, and amazing galleries featuring every type of art imaginable. Don’t miss the Taller Experimental de Gráfica, Cuba’s premier printmaking studio. Cuba is known for its posters and printmaking, and this is where you’ll want to spend several hours observing the process, deciding which prints to purchase, and calculating the framing costs for when you return home with your haul.
GETTING OUT OF HAVANA The entire country is safe enough, and easily navigable. It’s also bigger than you think, so, if visiting for a week or less, an advisable add-on to Havana is the Vinales region. Marked by stunning vistas, this is where you’ll find the most treasured tobacco fields in the world. Tour one for the 411 on why that $50 cigar was worth it. Here, locals have caught on to Airbnb, and they take it seriously. Do your research, and find something with a view. Small, inexpensive restaurants abound, and, yes, this is where you’ll want to throw caution to the wind and enjoy the local grub. Budget in at least a day to visit one of the white sand beaches along the northwestern shore. Cayo Jutías is among the best, and, while you won’t want to spend the night locally (yeah . . . no), whiling away a day here is a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of Havana.
(Above) Ropa Vieja, Vinales Style. Vinales
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MATACHICA MAGIC A WEEKEND IN BELIZE By Anthony Giampetruzzi
ith all the talk about global warming, jetsetters with a sense of adventure (or should we say conscience) more and more are telling us that they are recalibrating their shortterm luxury travel plans. If world-class snorkeling and SCUBA are your bag, you’re well aware that the world’s most treasured reefs are becoming extinct. Time is slipping away for many of the natural treasures that enthusiasts rightly regard as some of the most important on the globe. You’ve likely seen photos of the Great Blue Hole. A diver’s paradise, this wonder is located next to Lighthouse Reef, about 50 miles off the coast of Belize. A little closer to shore is one of the most important, and last thriving (yet endangered) barrier reefs in the world. Belize, the jumping-off point for these amazing natural wonders as well as countless picturesque cays, is only a few hours from New York City, and an even shorter trip if you’re travelling
from a more southern region. And, yes, it’s possible to find luxury in the area. Case in point: Matachica Resort & Spa. Set on a secluded stretch of natural white-sand beach facing the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Matachica offers a choice of 31 intimate villas, including 30 single casitas and one two-bedroom villa. Vibrantly colored and exotic with thatched roofs, the villas are uniquely decorated with hints of Central American motifs and original art collected from around the world. The villas are spacious, privately located away from each other, and include distinctive features. A standout for us was the service. From the moment our plane landed at the airport in Belize, no need went unmatched. From very personal transfers, to the welcome cocktail, the Matachica staff ensure that your experience is unlike any other. Arriving at Matachica, you’d swear that you had landed at Bora Bora: turquoise water and a long stretch of hovering Social Life
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banquettes and umbrellas make you feel like you’re in the South Pacific rather than nearby on the Caribbean coast. One drink led to another, and made us yearn for a meal. Award-winning Mambo Restaurant is perfect for sitting back and enjoying a romantic atmosphere punctuated by contemporary paintings, candelabras, local ceramic treasures, exotic handcrafted Belizean art, and beautiful Central American mahogany furniture. Meanwhile, music softly plays in the background. All hyperbole aside, Mambo is considered one of the best restaurants in the country and offers locally inspired flavors and surprising combinations that will excite even the most seasoned palate. When booking, be sure to request a beachfront villa. These luxurious 750-square-foot villas are the most exquisite accommodations at the resort. Located 50 feet away from the CaribSocialLifeMagazine.com
bean with two private terraces, each one of them has unobstructed views of the barrier reef, a private outdoor hot tub, a king-size bed, separate spacious living room, full bathroom with soaking tub, walk-in shower and double sink, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, large dressing area, feather duvet, Matouk and Frette linens and bathrobes, L’Occitane amenities, and Central American interior furnishings. Whether dipping in the spacious infinity pool or heading out to the reef for a day of exploration (yes, you will come face to face with the most exotic fauna of the Caribbean), book your flight now and familiarize yourself with this justdown-road-oasis. Matachica Resort & Spa matachica.com
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EXCLUSIVE ENCLAVE IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SCRUB ISLAND RESORT & SPA OUTSHINES ITS NEIGHBORS WITH NATURAL LUXURY By Blaire Bass
ristine secluded beaches, crystal clear waters, culinary delights . . . what more could you ask for? Surrounded by shallow coral reefs, white-sand beaches and a 55-foot deep water slip marina, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina brings nature and luxury to spectacular heights. A serene 230-acre haven, just a mile and a half off the eastern coast of Tortola, the resort is covered with hills of thick vegetation and edged with unspoiled beaches, an unparalleled experience in a natural tropical paradise. Stay in one of 52 cozy guest rooms outfitted in dark hardwoods and understated Caribbean West Indies décor. Villas at the top of the hill provide sweeping views of the surrounding islands. Ocean suites are huge — almost 1,000 square feet — and offer gourmet kitchens, verandas, living space, and enormous bathrooms. Hillside villas range from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet and are available for rent or for purchase. They’re perfect for a family or groups of friends.
What to do on a small island? The sky is the limit! Awaken your sense of wonder. Dive historic wrecks or snorkel the reefs. Go island hopping or deep-sea fishing. Learn to sail or captain your own kayak. Our tip: spend the day on the ultraprivate and quiet North Beach to sunbathe in absolute seclusion. Each lounge section is hidden by trees, which means no neighbors can see you. Trés romantic. Swim out to the coves and lagoons that are home to rare sea life such as the yellow frogfish and golden-faced coney. Splash around and get sun-kissed at the multi-tiered lagoonstyle pool. Or for total relaxation, spend a day at the spectacular Ixora Spa. We loved the Ayurvedic “Balance Me” massage. It began with a heavenly herbal wrap, followed by a warm poultice massage and harmonizing Shirodhara treatment. Talk about rest and restoration — this was it! Legend has it that the island’s name came from pirates who Social Life
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dropped anchor in the area to “scrub” barnacles off their boats. Discovered by Columbus in 1493, many corners of this tiny dot on the bountifully blue Caribbean Sea remain unchanged. That is, of course, with the exception of mega-yachts and the posh resort. All of the restaurants served the freshest food and delectable dishes and the service left no want uncatered to. Dine at one of the resort’s many restaurants, like Caravela or One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill. Tierra! Tierra! was a lovely way to wake up in the morning and dine while looking at panoramic views of Tortola. Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina scrubisland.com SocialLifeMagazine.com
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CELEBRATING LOVE TURKS & CAICOS STYLE ROMANCE, WEDDINGS, AND HONEYMOONS By Jacob Puck
destination wedding. It sounds exclusive, and it should be. For most people, the decision to go all in with one is nowhere near as challenging as trying to decide on the locale. The same can be said for a honeymoon, or simply a romantic getaway. Expert travel assistants and practically every travel website agree that the hottest destination for any opportunity to celebrate love is Turks and Caicos. The most oft-cited reasons? The pristine beaches, abundant opportunities for private snorkeling and diving, outof-the-way deserted cays, movie-like sparkling turquoise waters, refreshing breezes, starlit nights, excellent hotels with luxurious amenities, and the simple friendliness of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands are the hallmarks of a perfect destination for marriage, honeymooning, or simply swooning. Visit turksandcaicostourism.com for the 411. In fact, you’ll learn how experienced wedding planners will hold your hand from start to finish, so you keep your mind and heart on the magic moment and not on the details. Here are some quick tips to get you started on planning to plan with a planner for an event this winter. Social Life
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THE CEREMONY Turks and Caicos makes this a breeze. You can choose from numerous venues — indoors or outdoors, formal or informal — and presiding officials of various religious or secular affiliations.
THE PARTY Don’t lift a finger. Wedding planners, hotels, and caterers are abundant and well equipped to serve parties of any size. Choose a casual traditional West Indian buffet, or the finest formal Continental cuisine served beachside. Every moment of your special occasion also can be captured by a locally sourced expert wedding photographer and videographer. No need to spend the extra bucks having someone flown in from the city.
with the abundance of roomy yet exclusive hotels, can accommodate all the luxury, romance, and scenic beauty imaginable, with no compromise to friend and family togetherness. You can celebrate your commitment to each other without the hassle of wondering whether or not you’ll need to lift a finger for your guests. With the ease of its location, and the multitude of planning options available onsite, a Turks and Caicos wedding is the dreamcome-true way to tie the knot, especially for a couple with friends and relatives scattered around the country or the world. You can be as traditional or as eclectic and interdenominational as your heart moves you.
ACCOMMODATIONS This is always the clincher with exclusive islands like Turks and Caicos — where will people sleep? A T&C destination wedding, SocialLifeMagazine.com
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EPITOME OF CARIBBEAN LUXURY ST. BARTH’S LE GUANAHANI By Blaire Bass
t. Barth’s, regarded worldwide as the sexiest, most extravagant island in the Caribbean, is known for its seemingly endless list of high-end beachfront hotels. With dozens of ultra-luxe properties to indulge your whim, choosing just one may be harder than you think. The key is knowing what you want, and if that’s a perfect marriage of relaxation and luxury, your wedded bliss will be found on the northeastern shore: Le Guanahani. Overlooking Anse de Marigot and Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac from its private enclave, the Le Guanahani mesmerizes visitors with its casual, yet ultra-posh, French Indies joie de vivre. The 67 vibrantly hued guest cottages nestled among garden paths filled with hibiscus, bougainvillea, and coconut trees, are outfitted in a modern colonial style. Airy guest rooms vary from bursts of bright colors to serene pastels set against dark hardwood floors, white walls, wicker and plush cotton fabrics.
The suites have lofted ceilings, private pools and gardens, and every cottage has its own terrace and bathroom with the very best Clarins products. For fitness lovers, there are many options to break a fun sweat or even an adventurous one. Check out the reef-protected lagoon by paddleboard or kayak, or take a dip on either side
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of the white sand peninsula. Get your heart pumping while gazing at the ocean on cardio machines at the fitness center, or simply walk the hiking paths through the lush landscape. For adventure, try kite surfing, scuba diving, and other daredevil activities like cruising the island on an ATV or by submarine. The resort draws families and couples who can take advantage of the facilities — children’s programs, tennis courts, a gorgeous spa, and so much more. Then there is the service: wildly attractive staff at your beck and call. No request goes unfulfilled. Want a handcrafted cocktail delivered to your beachside lounge chair or hammock? No problem. Our tip: try the refreshingly light Fizzy Cool, a magical concoction made with pineapple, grapefruit, lime, lemon, fresh cucumber, ginger, mint, thyme, and, of course, a little seltzer. The service is above and beyond, a long-lost luxury in
the service industry. Case in point: a left-behind credit card at the infamous Le Ti was tracked down for us and returned the next day. Now, that’s service! Merci beaucoup, Le Guanahani. The executive chef, Nicola Di Marchi, has infused her Italian magic into the resort’s two trés-chic restaurants, Indigo and Bartoloméo. St. Barth’s signatures include fresh-caught mahi mahi and wahou, prepared with a French twist. Guests here can venture out to explore the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of the sexiest island in the Caribbean or hide out in their own barefoot chic reserve, with one of the hippest poolside restaurants, among well-heeled travelers sipping on white Burgundy and other fabulous libations. St. Barth’s Le Guanahani leguanahani.com
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LE BARTHÉLEMY HOTEL & SPA NATURAL BEAUTY IS TRUE ELEGANCE DEFINED By Robyn Freedman
Michelin Starred Chef Guy Martin, Chef William Girard, Chef de Cuisine
e Barthélemy Hotel & Spa captures the essence of the island of Saint Barthélemy, commonly known as St. Barth. Located in the French West Indies, this is one of the Caribbean’s finest islands. Upon arrival, you’ll have an instant awakening and experience the picture perfect Baie de Grand Cul-de-Sac. The hotel is refined, fresh, and elegant. The atmosphere is modern and tranquil. The entire island has a calming effect on one’s whole body. It’s the perfect place to relax as you’re surrounded by nature, the sea, and endless sky. Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa offers beautiful accommodations, including ocean suites with private lap pools. Villa Blue and Villa Aqua each have six bedrooms and are equipped with everything needed to feel special. Every part of this resort is divine, including dining at
the gastronomique restaurant Aux Amis, whose chef is the Michelin-starred Guy Martin. Private curated meals are also available on property. La Spa, featuring La Mer Skincare, is a haven of holistic healing, relaxing treatments, and therapeutic massage that cater to all of your senses. Begin your dream vacation with “Vital Energy.” Using the finest organic oils from Provence, France, and the luxurious Crème de la Mer Skinare line. Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa resonates with the heart of the Caribbean soul. Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa email@example.com lebarthelemyhotel.com Social Life
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NEPTUNE NGORONGORO LUXURY LODGE
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By Lizabeth Zindel
safari in Tanzania is only complete with a trip to the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater. The natural wonder was created when a volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago. The world-famous site offers a chance to view some of the densest mammal populations in Africa. To travel to the crater, we flew on Tanzania’s premier airline, Coastal Aviation, from Kilimanjaro to Lake Manyara. A friendly driver with Foot on Earth Adventure greeted us at the airstrip and drove us to the Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge. The gorgeous, all-inclusive resort features 20 spacious private log cabins set among perfectly manicured gardens filled with palm trees, hibiscus, and roses reaching for the sky. Our luxuriously appointed private cabin included a large bedroom, living room, fireplace, and terrace overlooking the expansive hillside. For meals, we enjoyed the delicious Accacia Restaurant, which featured a delightful outdoor terrace. One evening, we savored an elegant meal by the pool under a star-filled sky. In the afternoons, we relaxed at the pristine pool
and visited the Earth & Rain Spa, where we had the best massages of our lives. Throughout our stay, the hotel’s staff led by its gracious resort manager, Manoj Shah, provided first-class service. For our much anticipated game drive, Malicky Adam, our wonderful private guide with Foot on Earth Adventure, drove us to the crater floor where we saw herds of elephants, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, lions, and flamingos. Nearby the crater is the Olduvai Gorge, the symbolic birth place of mankind. In 1929, Louis Leakey mounted an expedition there and discovered hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools dating back millions of years. Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge is part of the highly respected Neptune Hotels, a true East Africa brand. The company operates seven fabulous hotels in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar. Its motto is, “We promise African memories.” The brand certainly delivers as we will always remember the remarkable time spent at its exquisite property while exploring one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. For more photos and details about our journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, visit thejetsetcollection.com. Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge: neptunehotels.com Foot on Earth Adventure: Malicky Adam, footonearthadventure.com Coastal Aviation: coastal.co.tz Social Life
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SWEET GLAZED, CEDAR PLANK SALMON Salmon, particularly wild caught, is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. As far as fish goes, it’s also has one of the most wellknown unmistakable flavors. When looking for heart healthy options, packed full of Omega 3s, salmon is a protein powerhouse! But, let’s face it, while eating salmon may help you live longer, it’s the flavor that gets us — and our guests — every time.
About Andrea Correale and Elegant Affairs Andrea Correale, the president of Elegant Affairs, is a celebrity caterer and the national entertaining expert for Lenox China and OK TV. Andrea has been featured in multiple magazines and on television networks such as People magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, Oprah.com, FOX 5, WCBS, Bravo, VH1, Lifetime, and Martha Stewart Living, L’Oréal Paris, Academy calls her their lifestyle expert with a series of entertaining videos used to inspire women nationwide. ElegantAffairsCaterers.com
Sweet Glazed, Cedar Plank Salmon Ingredients: 1 lb wild salmon fillet 4 tsp light brown sugar (not packed) 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp salt Juice of half lemon Lemon slices for garnish Sesame for garnish Instructions: Soak cedar plank in water for at least an hour. Heat the grill to medium-high. Push coals to one side or turn off one side to create a place to cook salmon with indirect heat. Close the lid and let the grill get hot. Combine the light brown sugar, garlic, onion, ginger, salt, and juice of half a lemon. Rub on the top side of the salmon fillet and add lemon slices just before placing on the grill. Place salmon on cedar plank and cook with direct heat to start, about 3 to 5 minutes. The plank may start to smoke and begin to char on the edges. Be sure to keep an eye on it — you don’t want your salmon to catch fire and burn! Move the plank onto indirect heat, close the lid, and grill 10 to 12 minutes until the salmon is cooked through. Remove plank from grill. You can serve it right on the cedar plank if the edges are not too charred and are cool to the touch. Garnish with sesame. Social Life
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SUMMER 2017 — SAVORING THE SUMMARY By Sharon Roth
ith summer quickly drawing to a close, it is time to stop time . . . and toast the last few amber sunrises and harvest moon sunsets — not to mention our fabulous eclipse on the 21st. And visit the perfect East End savory spots for our last hurrah, saying thank you for a wonderful summer 2017. After morning yoga at Mandala, let’s head to Montauk for lunch. Lounging at the Beach Club at Gurney’s Montauk, sip on the spicy Afternoon Heat, deliciously crafted from tequila, watermelon, jalapeno, and citrus — and perfectly paired with the divine tequila-glazed shrimp skewers with shishito peppers and charred corn. This drink was an excellent surprise, a refreshing balance of tart, salt, and fruit that renders it an ideal beach libation (not to mention it’s pretty mauve color). Take a last Montauk beach walk, put your toes in the sand and sample Le Grand Fizz, a revitalizing concoction of Grey Goose, StGermain, lime, and sparking water, while dining on the quinoa salad and lobster roll. For the grand finale? Take a dip in the waves and try the divine pulled pork sandwich with housemade barbeque sauce, while raising a glass of the Montauk watermelon ale to toast the last surfside feasts of summer 2017. Après-beach, on to the Maidstone to warm up by the fire and admire the eclectic photography (check out Marilyn Monroe above the fireplace) beautifully framed by the hunter green walls and classic white trim . . . a striking fusion of the old and the new. What could be better for a late summer afternoon than the Maidstone’s signature Watermelon Mule, with it’s raspberry jewel tones and fashioned from vodka, lime,
agave, Regata ginger beer — and of course, watermelon — served delectably chilled in Art Deco copper mugs. For the next round, order the summer sangria, a tasty blend of Rosé, strawberry, citrus, and mint, and top it all off with the bubbly Cremant de Limoux Brut Rosé. For those of us who are still hungry (me), sample the lentil burger with heirloom tomato, avocado, tahini, and watercress; the Maidstone salad, a surprisingly sumptuous concoction of kale, quinoa, and summer corn; and the cauliflower rice bowl, an ambrosial yet shockingly healthy creation of cauliflower, quinoa, turkey chorizo, roasted sweet potatoes, and poached egg. A quick trip to Sunset Beach for oysters and the Channing Daughters Sunset Beach Rosé and the Aperol sorbet. Go for a last paddleboard ride and beachside massage while you are at it . . . we will all be in sweaters and mittens soon enough. And let’s finish our day at the Beacon, a Hamptons sunset destination that prizes quality in food and service along with its stunning natural waterside ambiance. With a food and drink menu that is a constantly evolving farm-to-table tribute to the East End, along with its incomparable ruby sunset views that are never the same twice, Beacon is the natural culmination of the day. Order a Beacon’s blood orange Margarita or Venetian spritzer with the summer watermelon salad, lobster rigatoni, and halibut, and happily roll on home. Finally? Open your favorite bottle of North or South Fork vino, raise your glass, and toast to summer 2017! Now on to fall and delicious reds. See you in ten months. Social Life
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RISING STAR XENIA GHALI TOPS THE MUSIC CHARTS By Blaire Bass
fter working with industry heavyweights like Pitbull and Wyclef Jean, the Greek artist Xenia Ghali has taken the dance music scene by storm. A DJ, producer, songwriter, and classically trained musician, Xenia’s hit Under These Lights reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and branded Xenia as the next up-and-coming music star. Both an enigmatic and dynamic figure, Xenia is a DJ whose sets combine house and pulsating beats, bringing together shimmering synth melodies and vintage groove-laden rhythms for a unique brand of modern electronic dance music. Social Life sat down with Xenia to learn more about what drove her to the top of the charts. Rumor has it you’re the next big talent in music. What is your key to success? There’s a lot of talent in the music industry and so many musicians, producers, artists, and DJs that I admire. I believe very strongly that hard work, commitment, teamwork, and persistence lead to any type of success. What inspired you to get into the music business? At five years old, I started learning to play classical piano and flute. At 15, I wrote songs and was the lead guitarist in my high school band. That was when I realized writing music and composing were my passions. While I was working on my bachelor’s degree in the UK I explored the world of electronic based music, with an emphasis on house. I decided to teach myself how to mix on turntables and vinyl records, and I had my first show at the Ministry of Sound in London. After I completed my degree, I moved to New York to get my master’s, and this is where I landed in the music scene as a music producer, a DJ, and an artist.
How would you describe the type or genre of the music you produce? I had the honor of receiving my second No. 1 Billboard Dance Club Songs chart record with my latest single, Places. The song is dancebased, very melodic, groovy with some hints of house and pop. Lyrically, it is quite open to interpretation and fun, which is something I always like doing in the music I release. My goal is always for people to relate to it based on their own personal experiences. Apparently your videos are off-the-charts cool. Can you describe them to us in a few words? Music videos are incredibly important to me, and I am hands-on involved in the pre-production stage, the shooting, and in the postproduction stage. I’ve creatively directed all of my music videos, and I always strive for an original and unique result by combining intensity, energy, and fashion in the video. How have your Greek roots influenced your music? Being raised in Greece has definitely had an impact on my music. Dance and house music are a big part of European culture, and I grew up around it. Even though I have explored and studied various genres of music, dance music has always been very close to my heart. Xenia Ghali xeniaghali.com Social Life
CAROLYN POMERANZ DIARIES OF A BASEBALL WIFE
aco Tuesdays and weekends in wine country . . . that’s how every good love story begins, right? Well, maybe not quite, but that’s how it started for power couple Carolyn Esserman and Drew Pomeranz, a pitcher with the San Diego Padres at the time. Tacos with friends quickly led to sushi for two, which, in turn, led to a romantic getaway in Napa. With baseball season in full gear, focusing on the game and avoiding distraction placed high on Drew’s list of things to do. But fortunately for this love story, so did wooing Carolyn. A short time later on their first vacation together, Drew proposed. While Carolyn got to work planning their dream wedding in Hawaii, Drew received word of his trade from the Padres to the Boston Red Sox. The very next day Drew boarded a plane and set out for his new life. Carolyn found herself with a week to pack up their home and move to Boston, where she didn’t know anyone. It’s now three quarters through Drew’s second season with the Red Sox and Carolyn has eased effortlessly into the life of a baseball wife. So what does routine look like for these two? “We wake up, eat breakfast — either room service or we’ll go out. We love finding the coolest and trendiest spots in whatever city we’re in. Drew usually heads to the field around noon, so I have extra time to SocialLifeMagazine.com
explore. If I have friends there, I’ll reconnect with them. Since I’m constantly traveling and want to maintain my fitness, I’ll also try to fit in a workout class. By then it’s time to get ready for game time. After the game we’ll go out to eat pretty late, around 11 or midnight with other players and their wives. Then we’ll do it again the next day or travel to the next city.” When Drew has home games, the routine changes a bit. Carolyn and the other Red Sox wives participate in a variety of charity events throughout the season, allowing them to “join and interact with the community in a positive way,” she said. Apart from her Hope, Love, and Dreams Foundation in Nicaragua, which serves to provide funding for both an orphanage and a children’s hospital, Carolyn recently helped to plan a fashion show in which the Red Sox wives modeled to raise money for families of children battling cancer. “Drew is very supportive of my dreams and passions,” Carolyn commented. From the demanding hours of baseball season, to living on the go, the life of a baseball wife isn’t for everyone, but Carolyn couldn’t imagine her life any differently. Her travels with Drew for away games give her plenty of material for her passion project, her blog CarolynSaidIDrew.com and she keeps her instagram followers entertained with behind-the-scenes-photos on the road. “Go with the flow, and when you have time together really take advantage of that time, and show that you care about each other because that time is precious. Life moves pretty quickly, so you have to cherish the positive events and all of the things we are fortunate to do and have.” Follow her travels at @CarolynPomeranz
LESSING’S STORY By Blaire Bass
hen Maxwell Lessing founded Lessing’s Hospitality in 1890, he aimed to be in the forefront of innovation. He didn’t know that he’d end up making history by building the foundation of what has become a diverse hospitality group of restaurants and catering. Maxwell responded to the explosion of the urban worker population in the 1890s by opening the first convenient lunch counter in New York’s financial district. By the 1920s, Lessing’s lunch counters were in at least 20 locations in NYC, including the iconic Woolworth Building. Lessing’s also became the first lunch counter in Manhattan to serve what at the time was a brand-new beverage: Coke. Today, Lessing’s, Inc. is one of the most recognized names in the hospitality industry. Dedicated to innovation, sustainability, and nutrition, the brand spans over 100-plus locations, including corporate dining, educational institutions, private and public clubs, vending accounts, and almost one dozen full-service restaurants. The company’s restaurants include fine-dining venues as well as the established “Main Street” concept throughout Long Island. These brands combine to offer an experience that accommodates all occasions. The notion behind the Main Street brand was crafted with the intent to provide a restaurant with a home-town feel, a place where locals and visitors alike feel comfortable. The fine dining concepts offer an innovative approach to both cuisine and service, with a commitment to local sustainability. Lessing’s is also a franchisee of
Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, one of the fastest growing franchises in the country. Lessing’s franchises are currently throughout Long Island and New York City, with more on the horizon. Catering is a large component of Lessing’s Hospitality. With a portfolio of fifteen high-end venues, stretching from Westchester to Jupiter, Florida, the private events team provides the most memorable of events. Whether it be a quick lunch, a romantic date-night dinner, or an extravagant affair, Lessing’s delivers a remarkable experience. lessings.com
PARTY RENTAL LTD. ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR EVENT ESSENTIALS By Serena Rothchild
arty Rental Ltd., founded by Michael and the late Sunny Halperin in 1970, began as a secondary line of business to Oprandy’s Liquor Store in Englewood, NJ. The business is an American success story. At the time, they were a tiny operation and simply rented tables, chairs, and glasses to the store’s customers. Less than two years later they expanded into a garage behind the store with 100 wooden chairs, one full-set style of china, 50 tables, and other party necessities. The business grew so fast that in 1980 they moved in to a 10,000-squarefoot facility. From there, they expanded rapidly as they sealed deals in NYC, D.C., the Hamptons, Philadelphia, and Connecticut, eventually relocating to their 350,000-square-foot warehouse in Teterboro, NJ. Party Rental now carries 85,000 chairs, 950,000 pieces of chinaware, 18,000 tables, a furniture collection, and thousands of other items to help clients bring their event visions to life. The company has a wide variety of products in quantities that can accommodate events of any size, whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or cocktails for 2,000. Social Life sat down with Alan Gottlich, the executive vice president, to learn about the booming business and glimpse into the world of party rentals. How do you tailor your services to help clients reach their desired event space? We ask lots of questions and really listen to our clients’ needs, desires, strengths, and challenges. Whether we’re working with a caterer who needs a linen recommendation, designers who aren’t sure how many glasses to order, or clients who have never planned an event before, we take the time to get to know them and their events so we can identify places where we can help. What are some of the most popular furniture requests right now? Our outdoor Somerset Collection was very popular this summer. The resin wicker pieces have three color options for the cushions, and the pieces can be mixed and matched to create custom configurations. Clients appreciated the customization options, and used the collection for cocktail hours, after parties, and casual outdoor SocialLifeMagazine.com
lounge spaces. As fall events are being planned for indoors, we’re seeing more and more requests for our Metro Collection of modular leather lounge furniture in white or black; the pieces can be mixed and matched in endless combinations for a custom look. Are there certain party themes you see a lot of during the summer months? Rustic chic and farm-to-table events continue to be very popular. Many clients love the natural elegance and focus on local, seasonal, ingredients. We tend to see a lot of red, white, and blue around the summer holidays. In the Hamptons, we see quite a few clambakes throughout the summer. We have perfect rental items to complement every theme. Do you have any helpful tips for planning a once-in-a-lifetime event? Assemble a great team of vendors. You’ll want to surround yourself with professionals who understand your vision and who can lend expertise and offer suggestions. Plan ahead, place your orders early, and, most important, have fun! We love to help clients enjoy the entire process. What’s Party Rental’s secret sauce when it comes to customer service? We have a great company culture that sets the foundation and tone for everything we do. Our core values — respect, teamwork, innovation, excellence, and safety — drive us every day. Party Rental Ltd. partyrentalltd.com 201.727.4700
MARK DVORNIK BUILDING A LEGACY By Christine Montanti
housands of miles from New York City, the former Executive Vice President at Paramount Pictures, Mark Dvornik, speaks live on China Network TV while streaming live to 500 million users on SinaWeibo. Dvornik, the Executive Producer for the American College Football New Year’s Bowl, is enamored with the virtues of American football, and he is encouraging the Chinese people to learn more about it and to take part in this exciting pastime. Dvornik’s commanding, passionate voice, which has led entertainment’s most lucrative sales team, excites and engages live audiences. His extraordinary speech highlighted China’s history and inspires the Chinese to write a new chapter featuring American football. In the entertainment industry, Dvornik is known for his twentyone years of incomparable work at Paramount Pictures. During his employment at Paramount, Dvornik was responsible for selling the most iconic shows to TV stations such as I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith, Little House on the Prairie, Happy Days, Cheers, Frasier, and countless others. Some of these extraordinary TV shows had over 250 episodes. In addition, Dvornik distributed such noteworthy classic movies as Forrest Gump, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ten Commandments, Indiana Jones, The Godfather, Star Trek and many more. Dvornik was responsible for leading a sales team that was so successful it managed to generate a quarter of a billion dollars annually, with the total amount of revenue raised during Dvornik’s tenure at Paramount representing over 1.5 billion dollars. “A couple of things that I love about my career are being able to mentor and inspire executives to be leaders and to provide great entertainment programming for viewers to enjoy,” explains Dvornik. “I believe when you are responsible for legacy brands you need to treat it with the same excellence as the people who created it.” When Dvornik’s tenure at Paramount ended, he started traveling to China with Joe Wang, an American coach whose parents were from China and had a dream of taking American football there. “In China, the American football is referred to as the olive ball because of
its shape,” Dvornik explains. “The Chinese people love Americans, and if we can engage them with American football, then maybe we will find our cultures will have more in common.” As American college football kicks off the fall 2017 season, it is beginning to take root at universities throughout China. “It’s not uncommon to see a group of young men with coaches shouting plays and giving signals as they engage in our American pastime,” says Dvornik. The first New Year’s Bowl was played in February in Bao’an Stadium, in Shenzhen, China. Because there weren’t any blimps or cable systems to create aerial coverage, Dvornik had to improvise. He sought out a Chinese drone company and after exhaustive planning and flawless execution by the team, the live event provided a historic first in broadcast television history. Dvornik pushed the envelope of American football and sports coverage. He orchestrated a fleet of drones which were airborne the entire game and during the halftime concert. The fleet of drones captured angles and shots never before executed for any live sporting event. If it weren’t for the pioneers, like Dvornik and Wang, there might not be American college football expanding behind the Great Wall. This unlikely Chinese/ Slovenian-American duo is currently building a legacy. LinkedIn: Mark Dvornik Social Life
THE HEBREW HAMMER A FAST AND FURIOUS JEWISH BOXER
letus Seldin, a fast and furious Jewish boxer who was coined the “Hebrew Hammer,” has shown great promise since he launched his professional boxing career. The welterweight, who averages a 143-pound weigh-in, remains undefeated at 19-0. Seldin was born in September 1986, in East Yaphank, Long Island. His father, Harry, was nicknamed “the Iron Man.” Seldin’s grandfather Lee owned a Brooklyn motorcycle club, the Dragons, during the 1950s and was known around town as a strongman. “My grandfather was a tough Jewish kid. You never looked him in the eye without him giving you trouble,” said Seldin in an interview with the online Jewish newspaper, The Algemeiner. “I’m the same height, same build as him; I definitely inherited his gift,” added Cletus in a heavy and endearing New York accent. Cletus is named after Clete Boyer, an exYankee third baseman and a friend of his grandparents. The rare name often confuses people. Strangers usually expect a Southerner when they meet him for the first time. “I’m the only person not from the South named Cletus,” he told The Algemeiner. Now turning 31 in September, Seldin started boxing in his early twenties, a late start for a boxing career. “Some kids start fighting at eight years old,” said Cletus. “I played three sports in high school . . . As soon as it was over, I started working, but I always wanted to be a professional athlete.” To help accomplish that goal, Cletus has surrounded himself with an all-star management team, most of whom are Jewish, too. “My brother graduated from Columbia in nutrition, so he has me covered in the food department, and my trainer, Pete Brodsky, is also Jewish, He’s a boxing guru. At one point he trained over twenty pro fighters at one gym,” said Cletus, adding, “my manager is also Jewish.” firstname.lastname@example.org SocialLifeMagazine.com
SHANNON SANZONE FASHION PR GURU USES HER SKILLS TO GIVE BACK WHERE IT’S NEEDED MOST By Frances Gormley
hannon Sanzone, founder of Palermo PR, a boutique public relations firm that focuses on brand strategy and strategic partnerships, caters to the fashion, luxury, lifestyle, and entertainment landscapes. Her first foray in PR began in 2000, as an in-house PR associate for some of the world’s largest fashion brands. Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, and Armani Exchange are some of the names on her resume. After 14 years of building an enormous media and fashion network, “there is no one better at navigating the media,” says one of her corporate clients.
A DREAM Shannon has a unique approach to the way her company does business. She provides public relations and branding services to her clients and, at the same time, is a liaison between artisans from impoverished communities and the fashion industry. This is a win-win for all: what is a generous price for labor or goods in an impoverished community is also an affordable price for a young designer with limited resources. Shannon has a BFA in fashion design and two collections to her credit. Artisanry, sourcing, production, and business development are all skills Shannon has mastered throughout her career. As Shannon continues to grow Palermo PR, she is also growing her business interests in the realm of humanitarian need. She is assisting artisans with the production and sourcing of their goods from areas of the world that can offer talented workers who are in dire need of being lifted out of poverty.
with leather and leather hand tools, pattern drafting, local sourcing, costing, and everyday business skills. Shannon arranged for a local shoe factory to donate leather scraps. The shoe factory, Nisolo, is an American luxury shoe company that shares Shannon’s values for giving back and sustainability. After a month, the women had learned new and useful skills. They made 55 handcrafted bracelets from the leather scraps that had been donated, and the quality of their work was impeccable.
SUSTAINABILITY When Shannon paid the women for their skillful work, they cried. And so did she. These women had no opportunity for employment before Shannon arrived. Being paid — a Fair Trade deal — for their efforts was a new and moving experience for them, and, according to their standard of living, Shannon’s wages were a windfall. More important, Shannon hopes to recommend these workers, and others in similar communities so that they can build on their skills to provide services and products to the clients of Palermo PR.
JUST A BEGINNING
Shannon has already begun. Last fall, she connected with a new company, Venture with Impact, which, in turn, arranged for her to work in Peru for the entire month of June 2017, under the auspices of Vive Peru, an NGO in Alto Salaverry, a 40-minute ride from Trujillo to extreme poverty. Shannon designed her own sustainable program, teaching indigenous women embroidery, how to work
Shannon is already in partnership with other NGOs so that she can continue to teach women via sustainable income programs. And with her PR background, we expect to see more of these projects being publicized soon. palermopr.com Social Life
MARK ADDISON COCKTAIL CHAMELEON
n Sunday, August 20, Nest Seekers International hosted a lively book signing for Mark Addison’s Cocktail Chameleon. The successful event was at Nest Seekers’ East Hampton real estate office, 62 Park Place. Cocktail Chameleon is the award-winning designer and producer Mark Addison’s invitation to join him as he dresses up 12 cocktails in 12 unique variations for 144 signature takes on the classics — from the classic Margarita to the LoveByte. In this how-to book, Addison tantalizes with molecular mixology to create the Anti-Gravity, instructs on how to reinvent the beloved Bloody Mary with sake, and evokes the famed Royal rose garden with the Versailles. Inspiring the creative mixologist in everyone, Cocktail Chameleon will become an instant ally for hosts looking to elevate an occasion, or a much-needed companion to help unwind and end the day on a high note! Mark Addison believes that life is a series of special occasions meant to be celebrated in style. As an award-winning designer and producer, he has created extraordinary environments, from celebrity events and major product launches to destination weddings and international galas. His uniquely creative vision has earned him an impressive client list of celebrities, top consumer brands, and Fortune 500 companies. Addison’s entertaining and design expertise, SocialLifeMagazine.com
along with his dynamic personal style, have made him a soughtafter authority. He has shared his ideas on throwing parties, mixing signature cocktails, home décor, and cooking for guests in more than 100 television appearances on TV shows such as Today, Access Hollywood Live, Fox News, and Rachael Ray. He is also a frequent contributor to magazines such as InStyle, People, Better Homes & Gardens, and Hamptons. Mr. Addison splits his time between New York City, Palm Beach, and Vermont. He is always energized by his shifting environment and inspired by the natural beauty of his surroundings. This brings a fresh perspective and contagious optimism to all his work, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. As Addison says “It’s called entertaining for a reason. You’ll have fun while you do it.” nestseekers.com markaddison.com
ANGELO DAVID THE VERA WANG OF COUTURE HAIR
Photography by Tom Concordia
By Lizabeth Zindel
ngelo David Pisacreta, the creative director of Angelo David salon, is one of the most coveted stylists and wig masters in New York City. He has a reputation for creating the wow factor with fully customized wigs, couture hair extensions, hairpieces, toppers, clip-ins, ponytails, fillers, and bangs — all of which address specific thinning-hair challenges. Angelo has also found a niche within the wig-making industry, which is experiencing a resurgence. According to a recent New York Times article, the current demand for wigs is as high as it was in their early ’70s heyday. All of Angelo’s wigs, extensions, and additions are made of 100% human hair and are designed on-site to match the client’s unique hair texture, type, and color. He has turned wig-making into an art form, as well as a solution to a variety of hair-loss challenges. He also works closely with cancer survivors and women undergoing chemotherapy, as well as clients who have hair loss from other causes. These causes may include genetics, pregnancy, medical issues, stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and mechanical hair stress caused by styling/pulling the hair too tight. He has a natural talent for connecting with his clients, who may feel shame or sadness because of their hair loss. Angelo’s
commitment to making his clients feel good is the reason he has a special name for his consultation rooms. “I call them the dream rooms because they are where women come to talk about their dreams for their hair,” he says. After listening to his clients’ particular needs (both men and women flock to the salon), Angelo works with each one to develop the perfect hair solution. To support the maintenance of healthy hair, Angelo has designed a range of products, including HairDetox vitamins and a hairbrush line made specifically for use on hair extensions, hair additions, and hairpieces. He has also created his own line of VOL volumizing shampoo, conditioning spray, and the newest addition, a dry shampoo (Vol Dry). “Hair extensions and hair pieces are part of our culture and our industry now,” he says. “They are no longer a secret. They are everyday hair wear.” Angelo David Salon 420 Madison Avenue angelodavid.com 212.883.6620 Social Life
MELINDA FARINA THE BEAUTY BROKER By Sandra Bloom
elinda Farina, otherwise known in the health and beauty industry as The Beauty Broker, has been matchmaking patients with the surgeons and top aesthetic specialists for the past 16 years. Social Life caught up with The Beauty Broker to get to know a bit more about her… What made you decide to be a beauty broker? I grew up in the beauty industry and I’ve worked in every aspect of a dental and medical practice. Through the years I learned that there was a major void in the industry. For starters there is a lot of smoke in mirrors within the marketing and advertising of aesthetic procedures, innovations, and technologies. Sometimes, social media makes it more difficult for patients to find the right solutions. Patients at times seem to be extremely confused and don’t know how to vet the right niche surgeons for their needs. Working with and mentored by top specialists, I would always quietly sit in on their meetings and listen to the most brilliant board certified aesthetic professionals in the world speak and present cases. Once I started sharing my knowledge with my friends and making spot-on recommendations, it became a domino effect of referrals. I realized that patient education and streamlining the selection process was something that was truly needed in our industry. Who needs you most? Anyone with questions about aesthetic medicine. Patients looking for a procedure but feel completely overwhelmed with the options. Patients who have consistently gone in for procedures and have not achieved their desired results. Patients who have had botched surgery or have been taken advantage of by unethical doctors. Patients that only want the best. What’s the most rewarding aspect of what you do? Knowing that I’m really truly educating a patient and putting them in the hands of a quality practitioner who is going to make it his or her business to deliver the most natural aesthetic results. My clients never look “done.” Doctors know my expectations when I’m bringing them a patient and they know if I am referring a patient to them it is because I honestly feel they are the best at that one specific procedure. They consistently take pride in proving just that. Aging and sometimes unfortunate genes can take a toll on a patient’s self esteem, confidence, and overall attitude. I am empathetic to this. I’ve always been the girl who wants to truly help lift others up. SocialLifeMagazine.com
Melinda Anna Farina, RDA, RDH, CBC President/Founder Integrated Aesthetics Consulting, Inc. Beauty Brokers, Inc. 917.921.2726 thebeautybrokers.com
CHEF ADAM WOLDMAN
CELEBRITY DIVORCE LAWYER
BRODY’S CATERING & EVENTS
By Bennet Marcus
By Nicole Clarke
TORY BURCH & BOBBY FLAY Nancy Chemtob has long been the go-to lawyer for the famous and the powerful seeking divorces on the East Coast. Tory Burch, Annette Lauer, Star Jones, Diandra Douglas, Bobby Flay, and Tiki Barber’s ex-wife Ginny Cha have all sought her counsel. And now, Chemtob has become the go-to lawyer for same-sex couples seeking divorce and fighting over child custody and money. Chemtob handled New York’s first-ever same-sex divorce case for a couple who had married in Massachusetts, and got New York State to recognize out-of-state divorce. In a recent high-profile same-sex case, Gunn vs Hamilton, Chemtob fought to win shared custody of the unmarried couple’s adopted son for her client, Kelly Gunn. The case has been referred to as “2017’s Kramer vs Kramer,” and helped redefine the idea of parenthood in New York.
THE NEW YORKER Despite having been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Good Morning America, and the Today show during her 24 years in practice, Chemtob was amazed to be included in a 14-page New Yorker article about this groundbreaking Gunn vs. Hamilton case. “The response to that was unbelievable,” she says. “Our reputation from this case — the first case — is that we’re flexible; we’ll do what we need to do; we’ll make law.” Ironically, her same-sex clients are not interested in the fact that they’re breaking new legal ground. “The two moms sit in there arguing about the kid, about money,” she says. “So we’re making legal precedent, and they’re, you know, just having a regular divorce.” cmfesq.com
dam Woldman is the executive chef of Brody’s Catering & Events, which is the go-to catering company for some of NYC’s top corporations, including Conde Nast, HBO, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Chase. Woldman graduated from the culinary program at Los Angeles Trade Tech and then worked with the-award-winning chef Nancy Silverton at Wolfgang Puck. “Her teaching at our restaurant was an experience I’ll never forget,” he remembers. Woldman fell in love with the fast-paced atmosphere: “I love the catering aspect of the culinary industry because every day is different.” A great executive chef will emphasize the importance of organization in the kitchen. He says, “If you’re not organized in this industry you’re a fish dead in the water.”
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER In 2016, Woldman opened Brody’s Catering & Events at 125 Fulton Street. A well-rounded chef who masters a list of different cuisines is hard to come by in the catering industry. His team of 10 seasoned chefs and customer-service specialists has decades of experience and will make your event an experience to remember, including breakfasts, lunch meetings, happy hours, cocktail receptions, and dinners. Woldman takes pride in Brody’s uniqueness among catering companies. “Our competitors mass produce their products. We don’t do that,” he says. Most companies won’t let clients substitute or make changes to their menus. “We can go off our menu to please the client. Which is what I love to do.” Brody’s Catering & Events brodyscatering.com Social Life
COSMETIC MOGUL & JEWELER
INSIDE STUDIO 54
By Bennet Marcus
By Bennett Marcus
ery few people are lucky enough to turn their avocation into a business, and Peter Thomas Roth has done it twice, first with his namesake skincare line, and more recently with his fine jewelry.
“Can Studio 54 Be Born Again?” blared a New York magazine cover from September 1981, chronicling the reopening festivities of the legendary nightclub that had been shuttered after its owners were convicted of tax evasion. Mark Fleischman, an entrepreneur who bought the infamous hot spot from its founders, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, thought so. The article described the glittering crowd of thousands waiting for hours, in the rain, while the doorman, with all the power, “glowed.” Mick Jagger: Champagne Swilling Debauchery People magazine reported that the street was closed due to the clog of limos, while celebs like Jacqueline Bisset, Bjorn Borg, and Cheryl Tiegs slipped in the back door. Fleischman was right, the place roared back to life, and he was in the middle of all the cocaine sniffing, Champagne swilling debauchery, and he recounts all the juicy details in his upcoming book, Inside Studio 54, out September 19. In the book, you’ll find Mick Jagger befriending a young woman; Rick James entertaining in the ladies room; David Bowie hanging in Fleischman’s office; Michael Jackson taking refuge from the crowd in the DJ booth; and Barbara Walters co-hosting Roy Cohn’s birthday party. Alec Baldwin & The Rubber Room Alec Baldwin, who worked at the club as a busboy when he was a struggling actor, quit because the sexual antics in the club’s infamous “Rubber Room” left him “perpetually horny.” Risks are involved in running the world’s biggest party, and Fleischman became hooked on drugs, alcohol, and wild sex. He recovered at Mexico’s health spa Rancho La Puerta after the Betty Ford Center didn’t work for him. indiebound.org
Raquel Welch, Steve Rubell, Mark Fleischman
PETER THOMAS ROTH
SKINCARE VISIONARY While working in his father’s jewelry factory as a young Wharton grad, Roth spent evenings creating skincare formulas because he had always been plagued with skin problems. “I was always going to the dermatologist. I was always getting facials. I had very active acne, so I just dived into it,” Roth says. In 1993, he launched Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care, producing its own anti-aging and anti-acne products in the U.S. It quickly became popular at luxury spas, some owned by Marriott. When the Sephora beauty chain arrived in the U.S., they stocked the entire line, and it is still in every store now. Later came QVC, the cosmetics chain Ultra, and now the products are in all Hilton Hotel rooms in 80 countries. peterthomasroth.com
RIBBON & REED COLLECTION Roth, who lives in New York City with his two teenage sons, Ryan and Brendan, spent his spare time dabbling in jewelry design for fun. His Ribbon & Reed collection, inspired by works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he spent many youthful hours, debuted on QVC in 2016. In gold and silver, the line consists of classic, simple, modern pieces that will still look good in 20 years. “That was the goal, to just do clean and modern with a little kick of the past,” says Roth. peterthomasrothjewelrycom SocialLifeMagazine.com
DIANNE B. BERNHARD
PATRON OF PASTELS
By Bennett Marcus
By Nicole Clarke
SLICES OF MAINE The painter Robert Cenedella, who lives and works in NYC, is spending his summer on an island in Maine with no electricity or running water. His family has owned the 40-acre Burying Island for nearly 100 years. “This is where I recharge and think of new ideas. “You feel like you’re in a different country when you are up here,“ he said. While here, he paints without an easel, nailing his long and narrow canvases onto trees. He paints scenes from daily island life, including stone walls, a log cabin, fallen trees, and the rugged shoreline. The critically acclaimed series is called Slices of Maine.
THE TOURIST Cenedella is best known for his satirical work. The L.L. Bean catalog once featured his painting The Tourist on its cover. It humorously showed a giant lobster sitting at a table with a steamed tourist on the plate. His show Yes Art, in the 1960s was a spoof of Pop Art: he threw freshly boiled spaghetti onto a canvas, and this got him more publicity than any other artist at the time, including Andy Warhol.
POLITICAL ART Cenedella also creates controversial political art that has made headlines around the country. “Today, when the critics say ‘I’m the most widely written about unknown American artist, unfortunately it’s still true,” laughed the artist. Robert Cenedella rcenedellagallery.com
ianne B. Bernhard lives art in the tradition of Robert Henri, a leader of the Ashcan School of American Realism. She shares his philosophy that art can be a powerful voice for impacting anything. Art is life, and life is art: they can be one and the same, providing a joyous experience of the universe. Dianne is an accomplished painter, teacher, arts advocate, and devoted patron. Her background as an art educator gave her deep insights into the needs of artists and inspired her to establish the Art Spirit Foundation, an institution committed to the work of living artists. Through Art Spirit’s programs, monetary awards, medals, publishing, and films, she continues to advocate for the arts, nurture the renaissance of the pastel medium as well as create awareness that artists should attain the rewards of great art during their lifetime. Dianne recently served as the president of The National Arts Club and its director of fine arts. The club’s critically acclaimed programming has boosted membership. “We have attracted a younger crowd and brought in more art-minded people,” said Bernhard. She currently serves as the first vice president of the Pastel Society of America. Dianne received formal training in art history and business at the University of Houston and Yale University, and in interior design at the New York School of Interior Design. She currently resides in Connecticut and New York, where she continues her commitment to promote the arts and create platforms for art and artists of all mediums. Art Spirit Foundation artspiritfoundation.org Social Life
ELITE PARTIES, GALAS & PRIVATE EVENTS CALL FOR THE BEST IN THE SECURITY BUSINESS By Blaire Bass
f you’ve ever been to a gala event in the Hamptons, chances are you’ve never questioned your safety or security. Someone else has, though. Founded in 2007 by Deana Wilson, Wilson & Associates Security Consulting, LLC, is a labor of love. When Deana’s husband, William, was appointed chief of police for Southampton Village, she convinced him not to sell his established security company, which already had established deep roots in the community. “I am one of the only women in a male-dominated industry, and I have thoroughly enjoyed overcoming the hurdles that this entails,” says Deana “Luckily, I now work hand-in-hand with my husband, who is now retired. His having 27 years of experience in law enforcement makes clients feel very comfortable.” The most elite party and event planners are their clients, St. Barth Hamptons, Polo Hamptons, Super Saturday, Niche Media, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club, Rogers Memorial Library, Vh1 Save the Music, ArtHamptons, Empire State Pride Agenda, Group for the East End, and many private clients that they simply can’t talk about.
In addition to event security, Wilson provides executive protection, and family security services. It’s every little girl’s dream to own a security company, right? Seriously though, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to do something in the medical profession. I was attending school to become a nurse. Whoever was plotting my path had a different plan for me, and it was the right one, luckily. Expectations are high in the Hamptons. What can a client expect from the planning process? I am completely hands-on from the very first meeting until the event’s conclusion. Clients want to speak to the owner; they don’t want to talk to a secretary, and I don’t blame them for that. My cell phone is on and ringing 24 hours a day, and I don’t mind that at all. I take special care in matching personnel to my clients’ specific needs. We are developing a potentially long-term relationship, so the pieces need to fit together seamlessly. The clients in the Hamptons demand the highest level of service, which is why all of our security agents are handselected and put through a rigorous vetting process. Do you get to see a lot of A-listers? Anyone in particular that really excited you to see in person? My idea of an A-lister and your idea of an A-lister might be somewhat different. I have been kind of desensitized to current celebrities as they are a part of everyday life in the Hamptons. However, my heart did pang when I met my schoolgirl crush Luke Perry. I hope I kept somewhat of a professional composure, although I cannot be sure. Is it rewarding to work with your husband? Well . . . I wouldn’t suggest it for everyone, but for us it works. It is a perfect balance; he brings the law enforcement expertise, while I make sure all of the clients’ needs are met. Due to high client demand, the company is in NY and Florida. Wilson & Associates Security Consulting, LLC email@example.com wilsonprotection.com
LONG ISLAND AUTISM AND ASPERGER’S SUPPORT By John Dixon
Priscilla Arena, Stephanie Mendelson, Guest, Rhonda Klch
ith autism on the rise (affecting nearly 2% of the global population), it’s no wonder that SASI (Suffolk Asperger’s/Autism Support and Information) has steadily grown since it began a year and a half ago, now serving 1,700 families. Despite “Suffolk” in its name, SASI welcomes all Long Island families. In 2015, Priscilla Arena and Stephanie Mendelson started SASI as a simple support group for a dozen parents who were frustrated by the lack of autism resources in Suffolk County. “By our third monthly meeting, we discovered that we were really on to something. Word had spread, and it was standing room only. SASI provides a judgment-free environment where we can socialize with empathy and acceptance.” In addition to monthly support groups with featured speakers, SASI offers sibling support groups, a lending library, social events, a life skills program, and a vocational coaching program. SASI also has a birthday party club because “our children lack friends and are rarely invited to birthdays,” explained Mendelson. “One of our members had to cancel a graduation party because out of 60 plus invitations, not one person responded and not one person came. Priscilla and I both agree that we don’t ever want that to happen to our children.” In June, SASI had its first Blue Party gala, at Eastwind in Wading River.The attendees watched a video montage in which Arena explained her impetus for SASI: “If the world would not accept my son, then I would create a world for him.” According to many other SASI parents, that is exactly what Mendelson and Arena have done. If you would like to become involved as a member or supporter, please visit sasiny.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CHOSEN FEW
SKIN CARE MAVEN
HARRIETTE ROSE KATZ
By Nicole Clarke
By Nicole Clarke
June Jacobs and Rochelle Jacobs
une Jacobs created a visionary skin care company using her family’s traditions to create her eponymously named brand. “I grew up watching the women in my family create their own healing and beauty remedies from our home on the coast of the Caspian Sea.” Her beauty line is leading the industry by combining cutting-edge science with botanical remedies for a luxurious experience. “My secret is to infuse green tea, white tea, red tea, pomegranate, grape seed, and goji berry into creams and tonics to produce youthful, glowing skin,” said Jacobs.
JUNE JACOBS LABS June works alongside her daughter Rochelle Jacobs. “We constantly push each other forward and that makes the business better and more successful,” Rochelle said. The mother-daughter duo is committed to creating new advanced formulas based on their understanding of rich anti-oxidant natural ingredients from their Mediterranean roots. Jacobs opened her own lab in 1999, where she oversees the creation of her products firsthand. It was Jacobs’s ambition that got her to the top of her industry. “I never took no for an answer. I always had the curiosity and drive to find a solution for every task.” THE SPA COLLECTION The June Jacobs SPA collection reaches millions of new customers in the Ulta stores and online. She also makes a groundbreaking men’s line. June said, “We believe a lifestyle that prevents aging from the outside is as important for serenity and well-being as staying healthy on the inside,” concluding “It’s more than just skincare. It’s a lifestyle.” junejacobs.com SocialLifeMagazine.com
GOURMET ADVISORY SERVICES The author and event planner Harriette Rose Katz will celebrate the 40th anniversary of her company Gourmet Advisory Services, in 2018. Harriette is regularly quoted as an event expert in the New York Times, Town and Country, the Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine. She was recently named the “Number One Wedding Planner in Manhattan” by New York Metro. “Because I’ve been in business so long, I know all the best people in my field. I love what I do,” said Katz. Her daughter Melissa Rosenbloom is the VP of the company, and Harriette also works with her nieces Claudia Warner and Trisha Stern. They regularly do bar mitzvahs, anniversaries, and weddings for three generations of the same family as well as corporate events. gourmetadvisory.com
THE CHOSEN FEW Three years ago Harriette used her passion for design and the culinary arts to create The Chosen Few, an elite event services collective with 20 members. This talented group is dedicated to executing the highest quality events, from the invitations, flowers, food and décor to the lighting, music, photographs, and more. Under Harriette’s magic touch, her team brings creativity, integrity, and excellence to everything they do. “Before the Chosen Few there was no one to say who’s the best of the best, the way Michelin stars rate restaurants,” says Harriette. This year two new companies were welcomed into this exclusive society, caterer Marianne Cordillo of Cupa Cabana Espresso and the floral designer Sandra de Ovando, whose clientele includes Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Hugh Jackman. Ovando also did the tablescapes and décor for this year’s Parrish Art Museum gala. hrkchosenfew.com
Claudia Warner, Harriette Rose Katz, Melissa Rosenbloom, Trisha Stern
VENEZUELA’S HUMANITARIAN CRISIS HOW YOU CAN HELP By Lizabeth Zindel
ith the ongoing violence in Venezuela, it’s extremely important to see the value in the U.S. providing aid. Right now President Maduro of Venezuela is trying to solidify a dictatorship and mold Venezuela into a communist country modeled after Cuba. The people of Venezuela take to the streets to protest every day and many have lost their lives to this daily battle. Here is a list of ways that you can help a people struggling to defend their basic human rights during this humanitarian crisis.
FEED THE CHILDREN The children of Venezuela are experiencing a high level of malnutrition due to food shortage and the high cost of supplies due to inflation. Sharing for Life helps get children the food that they need to survive during this difficult time. For more information visit comparteporunavida.com/en or follow them on Instagram @comparteporunavida. Another way to help the children is through Sun.risas, a nonprofit that strives to help kids around the world. Due to the crisis in Venezuela, they have created a page on their web site devoted specifically to donating money and supplies. For more information, visit sunrisas.org/venezuela
GIVE WATER AND FOOD TO PROTESTORS A group called Feed the Protest is in charge of providing food and water to the Venzuelans who are on the streets protesting. On the fundraising platform Generosity by Inidiegogo, individuals have the chance to donate money. Feed the Protest has currently raised close to $50K. For more information visit generosity.com/ fundraising/alimenta-la-protesta-feed-the-protest-venezuela
DONATE MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO THE GREEN HELMETS A group of medical students and young doctors in Venezuela’s capital are volunteering first aid to those on the front lines of protests. During the first wave of heavy protesting against President Nicolás Maduro back in 2014, three medical students founded The Green Helmets, also known as “Green Cross” and the “Cascos Blancos, Cruces Verdes.” The members range in age from 20 to 25, and some university groups include more than 100 students. In the capital city of Caracas, the students of Primeros Auxilios de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) lead the way, risking their lives to help others. A list of requested supplies can be purchased on Amazon and sent to them at no additional cost. For more information, visit
amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/4PS7Y9AT5MD5/ref=cm_ go_nav_hz You can also follow Primeros Auxilios (UCV) on Instagram @primerosauxiliosucv, Facebook PrimerosAuxiliosUCV, and Twitter @PA_UCV.
PROVIDE CARE TO ABANDONED CATS AND DOGS Each day of this humanitarian crisis, cats and dogs are being abandoned. The animals are also suffering the effects of tear gas and bullets if they venture near the protests. Santuario Luna (Luna’s Sanctuary) helps the abandoned and sick animals that are getting caught in the middle of the country’s chaos. For more information visit fundacionsantuarioluna.com and facebook.com/santuarioluna
BOYCOTT Don’t conduct business with companies owned by the Venezuelan government. When you are in the U.S., don’t fill up your car with gas at Citgo. The subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, Citgo is the most prominent international Chavista enterprise, but many other ventures deserve to be rejected for helping the regime. You can also write to U.S. companies that are doing business with the Venezuelan government and demand they not support the dictatorship.
SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVISM Get on social-media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and share key developments on the Venezuelan crisis that don’t make the news in America. With your posts, use #SOSvzla and share other posts with the same hashtag. Social Life
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The status quo, lapped again. A nearly seven-decade disdain for the expected continues with the new Panamera. Redesigned inside and out, it breathes new life into classic Porsche design cues. More powerful, more advanced, and more luxuriously appointed, the new Panamera is not just a new car, but a new benchmark. Porsche. There is no substitute.
The new Panamera 4S.
Visit your local Tri-State Porsche dealer for a test drive. tristateporsche.com
Published on Sep 1, 2017
Published on Sep 1, 2017
Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 14 years of print. This issue features Rosemarie Arnold...