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NEWER CONSTRUCTION, TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL This high-end home was customized by renowned designer, Campion Platt. From its $350,000 theater with Swarovski crystal ceiling to its spectacular Marders landscape package, this house is the unique offering you have been waiting for. Sprawling 1.6+/- acres, with room for tennis. Sagaponack | $5,595,000 | Web: 0038570

SPECTACULAR HILL TOP 5+/- ACRE PARCEL On a private cul-de-sac, this property has vistas overlooking 138+/- acres of golf course on two sides and 135+/- acres of reserve on the third side. Its truly a one-of-a-kind offering. Room for substantial home, pool and tennis. Health Department Permits approved. Sag Harbor | $1,900,000 | Web: 0038533

RENDERING SUPERBLY DESIGNED This 10,000+/- sq. ft. home has been gorgeously designed for the most discerning buyer, and offers every amenity and upgrade. Offering two master suites on each level, a high end theater and a 3,000 bottle wine cellar on just shy of 3 acres with room for tennis. East Hampton | $4,495,000 | Web: 0038506

BEST ESTATE SIZED TENNIS LOT This 200’ wide by 425’ deep (on average) property has received permits for a 6000+/- square foot (above ground) home, pool, pool house and North-South tennis. The 2+/- acre property is permitted a generous 35% clearing envelope. In Sag Harbor’s exceptional school district. Sag Harbor | $1,100,000 | Web: 0038575


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Water Mill | SOLD $12,000,000

Sagaponack | SOLD $8,000,000

Wainscott | SOLD $7,220,000

Water Mill |SOLD $6,000,000


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Water Mill | SOLD $5,800,000

Bridgehampton | SOLD $5,600,000

Sag Harbor | SOLD $5,568,047

Water Mill | SOLD $5,300,000





Sag Harbor | SOLD $5,250,000

Sag Harbor | SOLD $4,882,200

Water Mill | SOLD $4,800,000

Southampton | SOLD $4,675,000





Sag Harbor | SOLD $2,900,000

Southampton | SOLD $2,830,000

Amagansett | SOLD $2,575,000

Montauk | SOLD $2,350,000





Southampton | SOLD $1,872,000

Montauk | SOLD $1,130,000

Sagaponack | SOLD $1,060,000

Water Mill | SOLD $2,100,000














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July Fourth in the Hamptons is the place to be. The unmatched beauty of its beaches and countryside is truly a treasure. Life-changing, I’m convinced. Spend time here, slow things down a little, and detach from your smart-phone. You’ll see what I mean. Of the many freedoms July Fourth represents, my favorite is freedom of the press. Let us not forget the importance and the ideas of a free nation, and how we reached where we are today. Freedom impacts our lives every day, and it’s worth protecting. This holiday weekend is a great time to relax and spend time with family and friends. This is the time to build life-long memories with people who mean the most to us, and with the new people who we meet. The Hamptons offers the perfect setting for celebrating life. This year’s July Fourth falls on a Tuesday, so why not extend your stay for the entire week. If you must work, why not do it remotely for a few days? If you’re wondering what you might do with so many days in the Hamptons, let me assure you July is the most socially active month of the summer, sometimes with five large charity events happening in one night. And that doesn’t include the dinner parties, weddings, or private events. For some people, July Fourth marks the beginning of the summer. But not for me. For me, June was a great time to be in the Hamptons! Turn the pages in this issue of Social Life to see what you might have missed. Happy July Fourth!



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On July 4th, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House and adopted the Declaration of Independence. John Adams, one of our Founding Fathers, said that the passing of the Declaration of Independence “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.” And so, as he wished it to be, we are a nation that celebrates the Declaration of Independence with fireworks, parades, and parties. Yet I wonder how many people really think about what they are celebrating? What is the significance of this joyous day? July Fourth is a celebration of our noblest ideals. To be an American is to believe in equality, the right for everyone to pursue happiness, to worship as they wish; in effect, the agreement states and ensures “liberty for all.” The sentiments enshrined by the text were progressive, empowering, and revolutionary because they supported a universal standard of justice and broke away from the shackles of tyranny. This American justice is our highest aspiration and many of our great historical milestones had their roots in the convictions championed by the Declaration of Independence — from the abolition of slavery to equal voting rights for women to same-sex marriage. We are a great nation, a beacon of light, because of the ideas that are espoused by this great text. And so I think this celebratory weekend, everyone should celebrate with a heightened awareness, a renewed dedication to the principles of liberty and equality. Have a safe and joyous weekend,

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There is plenty of time to be patriotic this July. Show your love for America with red, white, and blue watches all summer long.



Promesse Watch Stainless Steel with White Mother of Pearl Face and Red Glossy Alligator Strap $2,850 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset

Dual Time Watch Steel Case with Blue Ceramic Bezel $9,400 50 Central Park South

PIAGET Polo S Automatic Watch Polished and Satin Brushed Steel Bracelet $9,350 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset

LONGINES Dolce Vita Stainless Steel and Red Alligator Strap $1,250 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset

HERMÈS Cape Cod Quantieme Simple Opaline Silvered Dial and Alligator Strap Price Upon Request London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset Social Life





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 American Heart Association Hamptons Heart Ball and donated their 18K gold and diamond heart-shaped Angel Wing charm necklace to the live auction. 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. 10B Jobs Land, Southampton 631.400.9800 279 Main Street, Port Washington 516.767.1600



July Fourth fireworks do not have to be the only sparklers this summer. The right rings on your finger can provide a stunning show that will light up the Hamptons.

GURHAN Amulet Hue Ring 24K Yellow Gold with Cabochon Opal $4,700 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset

COLETTE LES CHEVALIERS 18K Multi-Colored Honor Ring 18K Black Gold and Multi-colored Sapphires $3,550 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset

ALP SAGNAK The Word Ring 18K White Gold with Pave Diamonds $9,800 268 Elizabeth Street, Suite 1A

MARCIA BUDET Iolite Diamond Ring 18K Yellow Gold Ring with Diamond Accents $2,795 London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset Social Life









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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.

LOVE ADORNED Love Adorned is a fine jewelry and lifestyle store from veteran retailer Lori Leven. The shop serves up a curated inventory informed by years of traveling and collecting. Focusing on vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces, and artisanal goods, Love Adorned is a shift away from throwaway culture, valuing utility, aesthetics, and craftsmanship. 56 Main St, Amagansett



Casual clothes and accessories from Montauk native Jesse James Joeckel can be found in this charming shop. The shop’s main draw is the T-shirt collection of beach-inspired mantras, all screen-printed by hand in Joeckel’s studio, which is part of the cool shop.

This super cute shop is a French-owned and inspired brand on Shelter Island. Looks include sundresses in lightweight fabrics, totes, and great summer basics. The owner also owns a delicious organic market and café.

65 Tuthill Rd, Montauk

8 Grand Ave, Shelter Island



The Bra Top Last summer was ruled by the crop top, and this summer it’s all about the bra top. The bra top makes for an effortless way to send a strong sartorial statement this summer. Designers from Tory Burch to Oscar de la Renta created a bra top for the season. Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans or a high-waisted trouser or skirt.

Oscar de la Renta, Spring 2017

Altuzarra, Spring 2017

Alexander Wang, Spring 2017

Tory Burch, Spring 2017



Flower Power Nineteen sixties flower power is back and brighter than ever. Designers from Gucci and Michael Kors to Balenciaga and Marques’Almeida turned out super groovy florals for summer. Channel your inner hippy and rock a bold and retro-inspired abloom look this season.

Balenciaga, Spring 2017

Gucci, Spring 2017

Marques’Almeida, Spring 2017

Michael Kors Collection, Spring 2017

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Modern Royalty Make your summer look sparkle. Be rarefied and elegant with an accessory fit for a queen. Modern royalty was all the rage on the runway this summer. A great and easy way to get in on the glittering trend is by pairing your summer look with a great accessory. Go for a pair of bedazzled loafers or an embroidered bag that screams luxury. You don’t need a crown to be royal.

Repossi Black Gold & Diamond Pavé Four-Band Antifer Ring $12,510

Prim by Michelle Elie Brown Wood E1027 Bag $4,745

Jean-Paul Gaultier, Spring/Summer 2017

Gucci Black Princetown Bow Slip-On Loafers $1,730 Social Life



Melanie Georgacopoulos Gold Drilled Pearl Tasaki Edition Ring $3,225

Miu Miu Gold Tapestry Bag $1,145

Elie Saab, Spring/Summer 2017

Nicholas Kirkwood Black Casati Pearl Boots $945 Social Life

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As we settle into our summer in the Hamptons, it’s time to focus on the great outdoors, which includes playing in the bay or ocean. Here are some great water must-haves. – MJ Pedone – the founder & CEO Indra Public Relations @MJ_Pedone | @indrapublicrelations |

CRESSI NANO CRYSTAL SCUBA MASK FIN SNORKEL SET Everything you need to discover the beauty within the ocean. The Cressi Snorkel Set has everything you need in a carry bag, which includes Cressi Palau long adjustable fins, Cressi Nano crystal mask and Cressi Alpha dry snorkel. $139 YAMAHA WAVERUNNERS – FX LIMITED SVHO What a great way to play. The Yamaha Waverunner has a watertight bag that will keep all your essentials dry and can be stored in a bow compartment. The custom cover with a solar panel keeps the battery on a trickle charge while not in use, and you can keep your smartphone from water damage with the included dry bag. $15,299 TUSA HYFLEX SWITCH FIN Equipped with a polyurethane blade system, the TUSA Hyflex Switch Fin delivers a snappy quick response to every movement of a diver. Featuring a vortex generator, it decreases water resistance without affecting normal fin stroke. $179.95 HOBIE MIRAGE ECLIPSE Go from the car, the dock, or your boat to the water in minutes. Incredibly stable: just get on and go using MirageDrive leg power. Soon you’ll fly high at exceptional speed, nimbly carving turns using fingertip steering controls. Cruise solo, with your partner or with a group. The board is lightweight and durable and full of features, such as gear tie-downs and a carefree kick-up rudder. The Mirage Eclipse takes standup to a whole new level. $2,499

YAMAHA 242 SERIES Yamaha’s award-winning Connext helm-control system with drive control results in a personalized driving experience. A simple flip of the seat cushions results in plenty of storage options throughout the boat. The 242 Series provides seating for up to twelve. A removable table converts the cockpit area into a perfect dining spot. $66,499 HOBIE MIRAGE ADVENTURE ISLAND A roller-furling, vertically battened mainsail provides lift, a retractable centerboard prevents lateral slip, and the larger amas tuck parallel against the rotomolded polyethylene hull for docking. Multiple hatches, on deck stowage, and Vantage CT seating encourage multi-day adventures, and the MirageDrive with glide technology offers paddle-free locomotion when the wind scatters, making it easy to get home. The “AI” is also an exceptional bluewater-capable fishing platform. Include the accessory trampoline kit for extra space and walk-around capability. $4,749 Social Life




Lyss Stern, the CEO and founder of — 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



On summer Fridays, there’s nothing you want more than to get from the office to the beach as quickly as possible. That’s exactly what the Kennebunkport Carryall by Long Wharf Supply Co. helps you do. The piece is made of a custom wax canvas that was used by early mariners to wick away water while on the high seas, and it’s sleek enough to bring to work. It comfortably fits your laptop and flip flops. $155,

This is not your average cover-up. Olivia Wendel silks are literally wearable works of art. Painted by hand in Brooklyn and printed on silk or lightweight wool, each piece is a playful exploration of movement through feminine motifs and something you will treasure forever. It’s also super practical. Wear it as a scarf, skirt, top, and so much more. No matter how you don it, all eyes will be on you. $325,

NICE WHEELS High-tech and stroller aren’t two words typically used in the same sentence. But, that’s exactly what world-renowned lifestyle brand CYBEX did when it launched its new fashion-forward MIOS Stroller Collection. Created for the highly active lives of urban parents, the sleek lightweight frame makes it easy to maneuver around the streets, while the breathable mesh helps to regulate your child’s body temperature. Did we mention it also features a one-hand folding mechanism and can be customized? $750,

BIKE BABE There’s nothing quite like going for a long bike ride on a sunny summer day. Well, Tempo Bicycles wanted to make that experience more enjoyable while reducing our carbon footprint. The Santa Barbara hybrid electronic bike has all the makings of a beach cruiser with the little extra boost of electrical power to assist your pedal strokes and keep you cruising. $3,995,

TIME FOR FUN The summer is all about letting time fly and being in the moment. But this doesn’t mean you still don’t need to keep track of time. Skagen’s Signature Steel-Mesh Watch is perfect for transitioning from playtime at the beach to date night in Southampton. The classic and simple timepiece comes in both gold and silver and even has interchangeable straps so you change up your style all season. $135,

BEACHY BRACELET Just because you’re lounging by the ocean, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep things a little fancy. The Chrysocolla Maya caviar beaded bracelet by LAGOS is that perfect transition piece. The double rope design and center gemstone gives a hint of that nautical vibe, while still being an elegant piece for a night out on the town. Bonus: you get to choose from five different stones. $750, Social Life





Rachel Zoe just unveiled her debut children’s clothing collection in collaboration with the iconic Paul Frank. The 29-piece collection features adorable designs like the Rockefeller Metallic Blazer and the Rena Metallic Trousers. The beach-meets-city collection is composed of fashion-forward yet comfortable pieces for both boys and girls in sizes 2 to 6. With ruffled hems, ikat patterns, and effortless silhouettes, the collection represents both Rachel’s bicoastal fashion sense and Paul Frank’s whimsical and playful aesthetic. $15 to $70,

BEARY CUTE Wish your kids would Zen out sometimes? Introduce them to Meddy Teddy, the poseable yoga and mindfulness bear. The adorable toy is not only fun to play with, but also has inspired kids to lead healthier, more mindful lives through yoga and meditation, both of which have significant positive effects on young minds and bodies. $35,

Turn your child’s bedroom or playroom into a wild kingdom with Fiona Walker’s head collection. The adorable, plush animal heads can be mounted on the wall for a world of adventure. Let your kid choose from puppies and rabbits to tigers and hippos, or mix and match a few to make a mini jungle. Though it’s an English brand, you can find it at Stella and Ruby in Sag Harbor and Dabney Lee on Shelter Island. $150-$165,

AN EYE FOR STYLE Kids will love that these lightweight and flexible sunglasses stay on their faces and come in fun colors. Moms will love that they’re safe for kids (free of toxic materials), not breakable, and come with a bag that hooks to your stroller or diaper bag so they are always easily accessable. $22,


GENIUS IN THE MAKING Just because a toy is fun doesn’t mean it can’t be educational. Groom your kid to be the next Albert Einstein by getting a Cubetto from Primo Toys. It’s the only screenless programming system, powered by a revolutionary coding language that lets children 3+ write their first computer programs. Using a friendly robot made of wood, a physical programming console, world map, and a set of expandable coding blocks, Cubetto helps children understand basic principles of coding in a very age-appropriate way. $225,

Remember when you were a kid and had those plastic molds to build sandcastles and they would inevitably break? Well, that’s why the Beachmate system was created. It includes sturdy shovels that won’t break, five buckets for building sandcastles, a cooler for food and drinks, plus a tote bag with pockets to protect cell phones, electronics, and wallets from getting sandy. It’s all packed into a convenient carryall and has velcro straps for attaching an umbrella, beach chair, or towels, so you stay hands-free. It won’t get lost either because you can have your family name put onto the toys as well. $98.50





Calissa is the newest restaurant opening in the Hamptons this summer. Inspired by the design and cuisine of the Greek island of Mykonos, you’ll be able to dine on a menu of small and large shareable plates featuring Long Island seafood, summer vegetables, and classic Greek ingredients.

If you’re heading out to the end of the world, you’ll want to book a night or two at The Montauk Yacht Club. Situated on Lake Montauk, the romantic inn is modern yet nautically-themed and boasts some rooms with marina views. There are also two on-site restaurants, a spa, tennis courts, and more.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will hold its 8th Annual Unconditional Love Gala on July 8 and is the perfect way to enjoy a night out while giving back.





uch like fabulous New Yorkers flocking to the Hamptons during the summer, the rich and famous Milanese head to the stunning Lake Como region in Italy. Bellagio occupies the most scintillating spot in this earthly paradise, the extreme point of the promontory that divides the two southern branches of the lake. Bellagio, called “the pearl of Lake Como,” is just a short drive from Milan. In this oasis of beauty sits the elegant Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. During its history, the villa has played host to an astonishing number of illustrious guests. The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is one of the oldest and most elegant hotels in the Lake Como area and the only fivestar deluxe hotel in Bellagio. The hotel is a brilliant example of neo-classical style, with its interior reflecting the good taste loved by the wealthy nobility of the time. From April to November the salons and the large lakeside garden offer guests

the chance to enjoy a holiday close to nature, immersed in one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world. Lovers of sport can take advantage of the hotel gym and tennis courts, enjoy delightful walks, or ride a mountain bike on the Bellagio promontory, before freshening up in the swimming pool overlooking the lake. The hotel offers up a magical atmosphere at its Michelinstarred Mistral Restaurant, headed by the chef Ettore Bocchia. Enjoy impeccable Italian food and a great bottle of Italian wine as you take in the spectacular sunset over the lake. Then head inside, where you’ll find a gilded ceiling and walls adorned with frescoes and paintings of mythological scenes, and you can listen to a live band play upbeat classical music as you sip on your after-dinner drink. Social Life





here are those who have a knack for dressing. I’ve heard some claim that at the young age of four, they possessed the ability to style monochrome ensembles, power clash, and more. For them, it’s as easy as breathing. Personally, I grew up in a family of dapper intellectuals who didn’t discuss fashion, but were more interested in politics, ideas, and philosophy. My mother, classic-leaning and elegantly understated, always looked stunning. Unlike me, she is someone who was born with an innate ability to put together effortlessly elegant pieces. Having a well-dressed mother taught me that if you have an impeccable outfit, people will remember that one great ensemble, but if you have consistently impeccable style, people will remember you. Fashion is the elusive art of visually communicating who you are, in a way so subtle that it’s your person, not what you wear, being enhanced. What a magical talent, n’est pas? Unfortunately, style is not necessarily innate. One could say that language is easier than style because it is passed down from mother to child very early on, and refined throughout the years. So while babies develop an affinity for language in the womb, the ability to recognize the elements of style are not so natural. It is, in a sense, a language more foreign than any other, because it’s not a necessity to survival (except, possibly, in spheres of New York City and Paris).

THE LINGUISTICS OF LEARNING I know a thing or two about foreign languages. Although I was born in Texas, I spent my first six years in Venezuela, so my mother tongue is Spanish. When I moved back to the United States at age six, I didn’t know any English at all. Of course, that all changed. With necessity and exposure comes fast education, and though I’m sure Noam Chomsky could explain it better than I, kids pick up languages much easier than adults. This is because they are still maturing, and thus adapt quickly during this critical period of development. As for adults, we are capable

of learning most things, including new languages. There are key differences, obviously: we’re not empty vessels, for starters; we don’t take things at face value; and one way or another, we alone are responsible for progress made, or an inability to grow. A person’s capability for learning and the motivation to do so are complex. To master a new skill as an adult, you really need to want it. You need to set your ego aside, take a seat, and be open to learning. Some more tricks? Immersion. Effort. And in some cases, a fair bit of force.

MASTERING THE CRAFT Learning the language of fashion was a lot more like being smacked over the head with the Rosetta Stone than learning English. It was something I resisted for a while. In the beginning of my time in New York, I took my writing very seriously and delighted in the Oscar Wilde quote: “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” I only cared about books, great film-making, and experiencing New York City — not dressing a part and certainly not caring about how I was perceived. As the editor in chief at Social Life Magazine, writing and editing were my jobs and the fashion editor and stylists on shoots were the ones responsible for style. Looking back at my first years as an editor, I can’t help but smile at all the silly moments. I was truly in a bit over my head. For a long time, designers sent me pieces to wear to events, and instead of asking a stylist how to put them together, I haphazardly threw them on with no rhyme or reason. Thankfully, exposure was the catalyst to my eventual transformation, but it took some painstaking effort to really get there. Do you remember the moment in The Devil Wears Prada when Anne Hathaway’s character scoffs at Meryl Streep’s weighty attitude towards fashion, then gets schooled on the impact of clothing trends via a monologue centered on the color cerulean? That’s what it was like for me. I was roasted and even berated by stylists early on in my journey in the NYC fashion world. Harsh? Maybe. But this influence taught me why fashion is important, and that no one is exempt. It’s what made me take fashion a bit more seriously. Being immersed in this culture and pushed by different stylists to explore fashion as an extension of myself helped me take to it as a language, a necessary form of expression, rather than something to opt in or out of. I learned that fashion is at once a language and a legacy, which tells the story of you and of the world that cultivated it. Learning it means mastering that story’s narrative, and understanding the bigger picture. Social Life



Fashion is like a visual business card: how you put yourself together is how people first perceive you. This is why style is important. Learning to correctly communicate who you are through color, fabric, and texture is a powerful talent. Personally, when it comes to style, I think effortless yet sophisticated is best. Understated elegance is timeless and seems to be an art possessed by women of the 1950s as well as French actresses of all eras. What I’ve learned is that clothing should complement and suggest the shape of the body, not show or flamboyantly showcase the body. (If only I could jump in a time machine and remaster many of my outfits.) Anyway, understated pieces never give it all away but instead tease at some mystery, intelligence, quirkiness, or mood that is unique to you. Perhaps there is a favoritism towards certain textures, shapes, or colors, or maybe even a playfulness that can be featured, but dressing well is never over-the-top.

PARAPHRASED PEARLS It’s easy to wax poetic about the philosophy of style, but how do you create it? At one point in history, elegance and access to top fabrics and cuts were exclusive luxuries owned by royals, movie stars, and the internationally well-heeled. Thankfully, with the democratization of fashion, it’s now an art that can be had by all. Karl Lagerfeld noted this when he said, “Never use the word cheap. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.”

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AS A STARTING POINT TOWARD EFFORTLESS ELEGANCE, HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS: BUILD A TIMELESS WARDROBE: For an elegant look that is as stylish as it is affordable, focus on building a wardrobe of quality essentials that will last for years. CHOOSE STYLE OVER TRENDS: Don’t be a slave to shortterm trends. Know what style suits you regardless of the date, and make this signature style part of your brand. FOCUS ON FIT: Ill-fitting outfits are not worth holding onto. Make sure that everything in your wardrobe fits you properly, because an item that actually fits is always more flattering than one you aspire to fit into. DON’T SACRIFICE NOR FETISHIZE COMFORT: Looking good means feeling good, so if your clothes are causing you discomfort and pain, odds are it shows. At the same time, there are great-looking and pretty alternatives to sweatpants for daytime wear. Find that middle ground! LESS IS MORE: Too much embellishment can come off as tacky. Understated looks, on the contrary, enhance you without overcoming you.

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Summer Body Fitness Guide JB YOGA POP-UP The Ram’s Head Inn has partnered with JBYoga for the 2017 summer season. The island inn will offer outdoor yoga classes on its waterfront lawn overlooking Coecles Harbor on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. in July and August. Classes are open to hotel guests and the public for $20. and 108 S Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island; 631.749.0811

FHITTING ROOM Starting July 1, Fhitting Room, a high intensity training boutique takes residence at Truth Training for the summer. Through September 2, Fhitting Room’s elite trainers will be teaching their signature FHIX (Functional High Intensity Mix) classes at 10:15 a.m. every Saturday. 5 Railroad Avenue, East Hampton;

PHYSIQUE 57 X CAUDALIE POP-UP Fitness meets beauty! During the weekend of July 15, Caudalie will be offering complimentary instant beauty facials and a 30-minute express facial for $90 at the Physique 57 Bridgehampton studio. There will be additional perks for all Physique 57 and Caudalie clientele. 264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton;

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EXHALE Exhale’s boutique fitness studio offers core fusion barre classes expertly created to transform your body and balance your mind. The targeted barre classes will sculpt your body and calm your mind for a stronger, healthier, better version of you. 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton;

SHELTER ISLAND PILATES & BARRE Shelter Island Pilates & Barre will be offering classes all summer at their two locations on Shelter Island. They offer a season pass for unlimited barre classes and first-time clients will receive two classes for $38 at 57 North Ferry Road. Pilates classes are offered in private, duet, and small group sessions at 8 Grand Avenue in Shelter Island;

PHYSICAL EQUILIBRIUM Physical Equilibrium is a fitness boutique and wellness concierge offering personal training, nutrition, triathlon coaching, and therapeutic services. The goal is to help clients reach their health and fitness goals whether that be crossing a finish line, shedding pounds, or restoring strength. 354 Montauk Highway, Wainscott;

ELEMENTS FITNESS STUDIO POP-UP Elements Fitness Studio and The Montauk Beach House have partnered to offer poolside workouts featuring signature classes: Elements Mat and Yoga Flow. The pop-up is all summer every Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. 55 S. Elmwood Avenue, Montauk;

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DR . NICHOLAS PERRICONE ANTI-AGING FOR BEAUTY AND HEALTH A MAN OF PEACE & VISION BY ROBYN FREEDMAN This is the first of a two-part interview with Dr. Nicholas Perricone. The second half will appear in our July 21 issue.


r. Nicholas Perricone is more than a scientist, inventor, physician, nutritionist, best-selling author, and the creator of some of the world’s finest beauty products. He is a man on a mission, whose passion for science began at an early age when he decided to help people look and feel better. After 30 years as a scientist, creating some of the world’s best beauty and anti- aging products, Nicholas Perricone, MD, has added to his repertoire of ways people can improve their health. Dr. Perricone’s latest passion is introducing hydrogen-infused drinking water to the public: The benefits of drinking Dr. Perricone Hydrogen Water are an increase in energy and vitality. It improves athletic performance, enhances brain power, overcomes jet lag, and alleviates hangovers. Most important, preliminary research shows it may even slow down the aging process and prevent or reverse many common illnesses. More research is needed to confirm these early findings, but it is encouraging and exciting at this point. Your passion for science began at a young age. How did it lead to medical school and also producing one of the best skin care lines today? My father was a stonemason as was his father and grandfather. He received a high school education in the 1940s and loved science, but economic needs forced him take on a trade to support his family. But his love of science continued, and he conducted experiments in physics and chemistry, which I observed throughout my childhood. He explained the underlying scientific principles of what he was doing, and he encouraged me to become a physician, a dream of his. My mother fostered my love of reading. My parents’ influences led me to major in English literature and minor in science. After graduation and active duty in the military, I took a position with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and loved my work. What motivates you to wake up each day? Never-ending curiosity, a desire to find the answer to aging and the disease processes associated with it. What event gave you direction? When I was nine years old, my parents gave me my first telescope and microscope. I could now explore the world and the universe, allowing me to make my own observations and learn empirically.

Who has been your greatest influencers? Nikola Tesla, a scientist, electrical engineer, and inventor with over 800 patents. He lived in New York City at the turn of the century and is responsible for most of today’s inventions. His innovations put the United States ahead of every other country in the world. I modeled my pursuit of knowledge after Dr. Tesla’s, whose discoveries remain far ahead of modern science. You are an inventor too, with over 160 patents, and your range includes medicine, skin care, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace. How do you account for such diversity? The interest my father inspired in chemistry and physics led to my study of medicine and nutrition and a lifelong interest in physics and electromagnetics. This led to patents in national defense and the founding of PerriQuest [] to create and market these products. You have spent your life with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for creating a healthy look and increased longevity. What was the genesis of Dr. Perricone Hydrogen Water? In addition to doing original research in health and longevity, I monitor the world’s scientific literature, looking for new concepts and breakthroughs. As a medical student, I concluded that sub-clinical inflammation on a cellular level, something that we could neither feel nor see, was at the basis of aging and aging-related diseases in all organ systems. This includes cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, and wrinkled skin. Social Life


H E A LT H & B E AU T Y About seven years ago, I read a peer-reviewed paper on the therapeutic and anti-inflammatory activity of hydrogen activity, which, in turn, inspired my studies on cellular energy production. I found that hydrogen water increased energy production within 15 minutes of ingestion. The hexagram is the Jewish symbol of the protective shield of the biblical King David and is associated with the creative force, God, called YHWH (Yahweh) by ancient Hebrews. What are your thoughts? Inherent in the universe is order and this is manifested by hexagonal structures in crystals as well as crystals formed by water as it freezes — snowflakes. In a liquid state water forms hydrogen bonds with adjacent molecules, resulting in a hexagonal structure. There is unity in nature and the universe on both a physical and spiritual level. Can drinking your hydrogen water affect collagen in the skin and other parts of the body? Yes. It silences the inflammation in the skin that leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin. This protective effect maintains the youthful appearance of skin and the integrity of the internal organs. How much hydrogen water should people be drinking? Even one can is beneficial. I drink one 8-ounce can upon awakening, another after my workout, and a third at 3 p.m. to prevent an afternoon slump. Describe your morning routine. As soon as I wake up, I take vitamins and drink hydrogen water. Then I meditate for 30 plus minutes and recharge in my Japanese garden. I follow with a cup of jasmine tea, work out, and then drink a second hydrogen water. Then I start my day in my office. As a businessman in the world of beauty, what are your challenges and how do you overcome them? The challenges are to discover unique, active substances with antiinflammatory activity; test for safety and efficacy; and then bring them to the marketplace. Unfortunately, many great science-based products are overshadowed by the large advertising budgets of big manufacturers whose products have no efficacy. What motivates you? We all have a mission, and I have a clear picture of mine. There is much left to discover and many people to educate. Staying home is not an option for me. Of all your beauty products and books, and now hydrogen water, what are your favorites? Hydrogen Water, Cold Plasma, Face Firming Activator, Vitamin CEster 15, and Hydrogen Plus Cream — for beauty from the inside out and the outside in. Products may be purchased at and

In 2001, you wrote The Wrinkle Cure: The Formula for Stopping Time. In this book you talk about DMAE, the miracle nutrient that can give you an instant face lift. What is the wrinkle cure? I’ve always believed inflammation was the basic cause of aging and aging-related diseases. I created an anti-inflammatory diet to achieve beauty from the inside out and topical anti-inflammatory products for beauty from the outside in — “the wrinkle cure.” My anti-inflammatory, metabolic diet and recipes can be found in my book Forever Young. You can also view foods on my website. Wild salmon is the world’s best forever young secret. And I suggest that all meals be eaten within eight hours. In America, age is denounced as the devil incarnate. We spend countless dollars to look more youthful. But those who live with illness, or have a loved one they care for, know how important it is to feel good. To feel good, we need a healthy body and a healthy mind. My antiinflammatory diet and lifestyle advice — exercise, sleep, stress reduction, nutritional supplements, and adequate water — will prolong youth and stave off chronic disease. Vanity is a good thing; it motivates people to take care of themselves. Please explain your philosophy of treating the whole body, beginning with your Dr. Perricone Hydrogen Water. Because of its well-documented anti-inflammatory properties, hydrogen water is a major core component of the Perricone program. My goal is to treat aging — the signs of aging, including aging skin — as a disease rather than to just cover up the problems. This means reducing chronic inflammation through diet, nutritional supplements, and topical treatments. And, now, hydrogen water.





hen you speak to Dr. Brian Mehling, one of the most cutting-edge orthopedic surgeons in the area, you immediately sense not just enthusiasm, but genuine excitement for what he does. An expert at sports medicine and everything that goes with it, Dr. Mehling has made it his mission to be up to date on the newest and most effective treatments for those who not only want to heal, but also want to better themselves in the long run. In the area of general orthopedics, Mehling Orthopedics provides emergency surgery services for orthopedic trauma such as pelvic fractures, femur fractures, severe trauma, hip and knee fractures. Their services also include comprehensive post-operative care. What truly excites Dr. Mehling, though, are advances in stem cell therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Mehling has been approved to provide the latest advances in autologous stem cell therapies at his New York office, and, he says, that category of medicine continues to expand. So, let’s clear the decks on what “stem cell therapy” means. The human body is composed of billions of cells, each with a specific design and purpose. Stem cells are the unspecialized precursors from which those billions of cells are derived. In adults, stem cells are found throughout the body’s tissues, including: bone marrow, brain, blood, muscle, fat, and skin. When damaged by injury or disease, it is the primary function of stem cells to repair and replace compromised tissue. According to Dr. Mehling, the treatment he provides is from harvesting personal stem cells and reinjecting — it’s safe and legal. Social Life wanted to learn more about this treatment, what’s on the horizon, and just a little more about Mehling Orthopedics.

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People have misconceptions about stem cell treatments from what they’ve heard in the news. What are you doing and how does it benefit your patients? Currently in the U.S., it is a legal procedure to harvest a person’s own stem cells from bone marrow or fat, process it, and inject back into the body. It’s great for joint pain and arthritis, and we can do it right in our office. So, how does it work as a treatment? Everyone has stem cells. They are the ones used to make new tissue. When you are born, you have a tremendous ability to regenerate tissue, but you lose that ability in the first week or two of life. What we think is that when you harvest stem cells and then inject them into your body, they communicate with other cells and help them behave more like when you were a newborn, giving you better ability to repair damaged tissue, and to regenerate new healthy tissue. That’s where the magic happens. What’s the next step in the world of stem cells? A lot of the research right now is focused on harvesting stem cells from placental cord blood. After childbirth, a woman can harvest stem cells from the cord blood and bank them. But, technically, we can also use those stem cells to treat another patient. We’ve done research and published papers, and it looks like a very safe treatment. Are a lot of clinics doing what’s possible now, and what does it cost? Harvesting from bone marrow is fairly common, and prices may range from $3,000 to $5,000 per treatment. Another topic people don’t understand, but that you swear by, is hormone replacement therapy. Absolutely, it’s another aspect of regenerative medicine. How does it work? As you get older, your hormone levels decrease. They usually peak around 18 years old and go down to about half their effectiveness between 45 and 60. That’s part of the aging process. But, we can measure hormone levels and then supplement with bio-identical hormones. We are tracking progress, and making sure we stay in a healthy therapeutic window, and, and when you do that, there are substantial benefits. So far, none of our patients reported any side effects.

How does this work with a typical patient? We have a discussion. They tell me where they are and where they want to be. We may prescribe therapy, then continue to measure and adjust. People get great benefits from treatment without side effects, when done properly. What is one of the most popular treatments? Growth hormone. It’s a supplement, and it can bring you to a higher, more normal level. People feel younger; look younger; are in a better mood; have a healthier metabolism; and have better muscle mass, which helps them burn calories and achieve increased performance. That’s why it’s not allowed by professional athletes. But non-professional athletes who want to feel good and perform better can benefit. And that’s perfectly legal. What do people need to know about treatment? It’s all about the right dose and monitoring. Twice as much is not twice as good. The trick is to give a low dose, monitor levels, and stay in that great place. This is not about getting jacked up on steroids. Those are not bioidentical hormones. We are tracking progress, and making sure we stay in a healthy therapeutic window, and, when you do that, there are substantial benefits without side effects. Tell us about your own cosmetic line for achieving youth at home. Alpha Blu ( is a day cream, a night cream, a serum, and an eye treatment It’s different from anything else on the market because it contains ingredients derived directly from ethically harvested adult human stem cell cultures. The line contains cytokines [molecules that aid in immune response] and growth factors to support the improvement and firmness of skin while promoting elasticity and offering a natural boost to create a youthful glow. We’ve had amazing results, and it’s an inexpensive way to really improve your skin. 631.893.3903 800 2nd Avenue, NYC 800 Montauk Highway, Islip 201.342.7662 214 State Street #101 Hackensack, NJ


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ngela Duckworth, the New York Times best-selling author of Grit, is a psychologist who has made the word “grit” the reigning buzzword in everything from medicine to sports and business. The book can be summed up in two equations:

talent x effort = skill skill x effort = achievement

Malcolm Gladwell, in his best-selling Outliers, called it the “10,000-hour rule.” Put simply, excellence and perfection in any endeavor is a learned skill based on repetitive, deliberate practice. Such is the case for Dr. Ryan Neinstein. He’s one of the youngest plastic surgeons on Park Avenue, and is gaining quite the reputation for his liposuction skills not just among Manhattan’s elite, but throughout the country. Dr. Neinstein is exactly the type of doctor any discriminating patient would want: someone who’s all in on his profession, who not only exudes confidence in his own abilities, but who also has the knack for bringing out the confidence in others. He’s also just a really nice guy and wants people to know “the old world of plastic surgery or surgery in general being intimidating and overwhelming is coming to an end.” Not only do his patients respect him for his rare expertise, but his peers are also quickly taking note: he was recently selected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to write the safety and procedural guidelines for liposuction. Now, this is a task (indeed an honor) you’d think would be delegated to someone who has been practicing for decades. However, this native Canadian is just 35 years old. After all, he lives and breathes his practice, and he says that he approaches every aspect of his day as an opportunity to just get better. What makes him tick? Social Life recently spent a morning with Dr. Neinstein at the iconic Roxy in Tribeca to get the 411.

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You look way too young to be a surgeon. [Laughs]. I am pretty young, and you probably won’t find many people like me around. I think that it’s just indicative of my drive. It’s incredibly difficult to open your own private practice, but I have an appetite for business risk and a confidence in my ability. I needed to have full control of my patients’ experience to ensure they are getting treated in the way I believe they deserve. Social Life



What’s your practice philosophy? I believe plastic surgery does not have to be intimidating or overwhelming. It all starts with treating patients with respect and really treating them like family. To maintain my performance as an expert surgeon, I focus all aspects of my life Monday through Friday on being able to provide peak physical performance of my surgical task. I eat a plant-based diet; I sleep eight hours a night; and I exercise and meditate from 5:30 to 7:00 a.m. This monk-like life during the week is similar to highperformance athletes’ and shows my commitment to patient outcomes. I also keep metrics on every aspect of my operations, which are constantly analyzed, assessed, and discussed among the team in order to constantly tweak every finite detail. Why liposuction? Almost everyone has some stubborn fat that just won’t go away. My patients eat well and they exercise, but these stubborn areas get in the way of their personal goals. Liposuction is about using modern technology — like we do in other aspects of our lives — to help alleviate a stubborn problem that gets in the way of happiness.

Can’t they just go and get CoolSculpting for those results? Absolutely not. I’d say 25 percent of my practice are patients who have had failed, gimmicky procedures. Many of these devices cannot predictably do what they say they are going to do. The allure to the patient is obvious: who wouldn’t want what they are offering? Surgery actually removes the fat. It’s safe. It’s fast. It has minimal downtime. It’s the only predictable option. Nonetheless, liposuction must be a traumatic experience for a lot of people. That’s how I’m different. I make it something that’s complementary to a healthy life. I use the newest, most cutting-edge technology. It’s not threatening, and it’s not overwhelming. I’m working with people who are not trying to cheat out of the gym or out of a diet. We rarely put someone all the way to sleep. Our incisions don’t even have sutures. And the downtime is minimal. 135 East 74th Street 212.249.0949

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Dr. Michelle Zweifler wants you to look and feel good. “Personally, I like natural looking lips, face, and breasts, and that’s what I strive to achieve in my patients,” says Dr. Zweifler, who, by now you’ve likely guessed, is a cosmetic surgeon. “But, if someone wants bigger, we can do that too. At the end of the day, it’s the patient who’s going home and needs to look at themselves every day and be excited with their results.” Dr. Zweifler’s message is simple. “I know everyone wants to look, feel, and be his or her best. It’s natural — we want the mirror to reflect our inner youthfulness and beauty,” she says. “Being a superb plastic surgeon — a surgeon with superior medical qualifications and the ability to listen to and understand a person’s desires, concerns, and cosmetic goals, and what makes patients feel comfortable and puts them at ease through the process — is my goal.” Affectionately known as Dr. Z, Dr. Zweifler is a board certified plastic surgeon and general surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation as well as breast and body contouring. After successfully completing an aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship with John Q. Owsley, MD, Dr. Zweifler established her plastic surgery practice in New York City, where she is on staff at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. “I truly enjoy the specialty of plastic surgery,” says Dr. Zweifler. “From the initial consultation to the technical aspects to the rewards of enhancing your appearance.” That said, Dr. Zweifler does have some particular specialties. “I love face-lifting, restoring someone back to where they once were,” she says. “People come to me and say they look like their mother, but that they want to look like themselves, not like their aging mother!” Dr. Zweifler says there are many keys to her success. “For one thing, the majority of people seeking cosmetic surgery are women, so I can relate to them, but I also enjoy working with my male plastic surgery patients,” she says. Additionally, she listens. “I’m a doctor first, so I actually start by getting a detailed medical history, whether patients are coming for Botox, skin cancer, or major cosmetic surgery. Then, I want to know what bothers them, why it does, and what their thoughts are about what they want done,” she says. “From there, you have to discern realistic expectations. A lot of patients just want to look better and they don’t know where to begin. My role is to educate them, help them learn what

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or many people, there is no time like the present, and that’s why they’re turning to complete body contouring to create a bright future. “Body contouring can include an entire selection of different body-sculpting techniques to reshape almost any area of the body, often eliminating excess fat and skin that’s not responsive to diet and exercise,” says Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg. Dr. Greenberg recently earned the honor of being one of only 500 doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 Award, a prestigious award honoring the top influencers on RealSelf — the most trusted online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find and connect with doctors and clinics.

“Today, cosmetic surgeons can help their patients achieve a more shapely, slender, toned figure through a variety of procedures, including breast augmentation, liposuction, breast lift, tummy tuck, and cellulite management. There are more procedures than ever before to help patients achieve the look they desire, and now we are able to combine surgical with non-surgical procedures to produce amazing and significant improvements in a patient’s appearance with little downtime,” says Dr. Greenberg. According to Dr. Greenberg, after major weight loss — or simply through aging — a number of treatments, in tandem, can improve the shape and tone of your body and remove excess fat and sagging skin. Social Life asked Dr. Greenberg about the various treatments available, and how they complement each other for a new look. Social Life





“These days, most women request my rapid recovery procedure because they are able to return to their normal daily activities quickly. There are also many new implant types that allow me to do customizable augmentations that specifically match a patient’s anatomy. I also can utilize computer analysis and imaging to help achieve superior results.”

“This procedure is very popular. Patients request this procedure because it uses the body’s own fat harvested during their liposuction. Buttock augmentation can enhance natural curves for patients who are unhappy with the shape of their buttocks. A fat transfer can also add volume and roundness to a flat or small butt for patients seeking a more balanced profile.”



“For some women volume is unnecessary, and breast lift alone will often provide a beautiful result. A breast lift —mastopexy — is a surgical procedure that raises and re-shapes sagging breasts. I re-sculpt the breasts and remove the excess or stretched out skin that had caused the breasts to droop. The size of the breasts does not change after breast lifts, but the surgery will leave the breasts with a lifted and youthful appearance.”

“Cellulite occurs in many patients, particularly women. It can cause an uneven appearance or dimpling of the skin on the thighs and buttocks. I can help you overcome cellulite with Cellulaze, a new treatment that targets cellulite at its source, which lies below the skin. Using fiber optic laser technology, this procedure reduces the dimpling effect of cellulite while stimulating collagen production for a thicker, smoother, and more elastic skin tone.”

TUMMY TUCK “This procedure is for patients who are seeking a tighter, more sculpted figure, and want to eliminate excess skin and fat around their waist and stomach. Patients left with excess, loose skin around their midsection following childbirth or weight loss find it extremely difficult to eliminate the unwanted skin and fat through diet and exercise, so my goal is to tighten the abdominal walls to help patients achieve beautiful, curvy, contours and a flatter stomach.”

LIPOSUCTION “Liposuction is probably the second most popular procedure after breast augmentation. And, everything about it has changed. Laser-assisted SmartLipo liposuction allows for more fat removal, better skin retraction, and very quick recovery, usually in 24 hours. Liposuction is most often performed on the abdomen and sides, but can also treat unwanted fat on the back and legs.”

As a leader in his profession, Dr. Greenberg is something of a legend. Because he has performed literally thousands of procedures, he has evolved techniques to achieve customized results, often with greatly reduced downtimes — and that’s why he is often called upon locally and nationally as an expert on plastic surgery matters. He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Fox News, NBC and News12 Long Island as well as in national magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, More, and Elle. Dr. Greenberg also hosts the only New York Cosmetic Surgery Radio Show, every Saturday evening on K-98.3 FM, and is featured daily on The Ed Lover Show on Party 105.3.





nown for his expertise in vaginal reconstruction, Dr. Amir Marashi is a renowned physician who specializes in minimally invasive gynecological procedures. A board-certified OB/GYN physician with special expertise in providing advanced cosmetic gynecology treatments, Dr. Marashi is called on by society’s elite who have struggled with either cosmetic or functional issues related to their lady private parts. Size, shape, tightness, ability to moisten. You name it, he’s fixed it. Social Life sat down with the revered doctor to learn more about these increasingly popular grooming trends. We’ve heard you’ve been dubbed the “vagina whisperer.” Can you provide some color on how and why that become a popular term used to describe your work? This goes back to my first trip to Haiti to take care of the earthquake victims. Given the fact that we had very limited diagnostic tools, I made many of the diagnoses just by physical exam. One woman I diagnosed had been suffering from a vaginal fistula. Hers was an abnormal connection between her vagina and her rectum, and she had been too ashamed to talk about it. But I explained how I could help her, how I could change her life. One of the nurses in the operating room with me commented, ‘Wow, I can’t believe you’re some kind of vagina whisperer.’ The name got passed around to my nurses back in New York and the term stuck. What are some of the specific procedures you perform for women and their private parts? Fifty percent of my practice is focused on minimally invasive surgeries for pelvic pain, endometriosis, and infertility. The other fifty percent is about cosmetic gynecology. I perform a variety of surgeries, such as vaginoplasty [tightening], labiaplasty [reshaping inner labia], clitoral hood reduction, G-spot augmentation, laser vaginal rejuvenation, and hymenoplasty [restoring a hymen to its virginal state].

What motivates you to continually strive to help women achieve the perfect vagina? I’m not a fan of the term ‘perfect vagina.’ Who am I to define what’s perfect and what’s not. I do an in-depth consultation with my patients, listen to them, and learn about what they want, so I can offer them different options to achieve their desired goal. Many times these procedures are life changing. They can improve incontinence, irritation, orgasms, and even self-confidence. I have been thanked by many patients and their partners for changing the quality of their pelvic health, sex life, and relationships, and this is what motivates me. How popular is vaginal reconstruction? Both vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are becoming extremely popular. It is great that we are breaking the taboo that surrounds this subject, so women can easily talk about it and learn about their options. We hear this trend has spread like wildfire among celebrities and socialites. Usually celebrities are the first to talk more openly about controversial issues. In our culture anything seems to be more acceptable if it’s done by a celebrity first. I am very thankful to the very few celebrities who have opened up and spoken about their experiences, but we need more people to talk about the life-changing effects of these procedures. Instagram @NYCGYNO






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Today’s celebrity culture has become a modern religion and its roots can be found in the human tradition of hero worship. From ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire, gods and their trysts have enthralled the imagination of man. Heroes and the tales they’ve inspired have been the central theme of minstrels, historians, sculptors, and painters through the ages. And when the gods went out of fashion, there were royals and generals whose tales of victory lifted people out of the mundane and into spheres larger than life. “So long as man remains free,” Dostoyevsky wrote in The Brothers Karamazov, “he strives for nothing so incessantly and painfully as to find someone to worship.” In today’s society, we have become a culture that voraciously worships and devours the famous. In America a celebrity is built up, idolized, ripped down, and replaced with whip-lash quickness. Few survive the test of time, and those select individuals are considered icons. Brooke Shields is one of the few. Unlike Athena, Brooke was not born from Zeus’ forehead, fully grown and prepared for battle with a spear and an innate prowess. Brooke’s life has been a collection of intense bursts of fame that she has survived and built upon. Both the Calvin Klein jeans she wore in a much-discussed ad as well as

controversial images of her as a child have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She wasn’t just the girl-next-door crush of the ’80s. Time magazine immortalized her face by branding it the look of the decade. Unlike tremendous moments that can be captured on film or commoditized on magazine covers and through the sales of products, a person is a dynamic and ever-shifting being. And so, I sat down with Brooke at Buvette on two separate occasions to discuss what it feels like to be a real person who happens to be famous, what projects excite her, and what she has learned and taken away from her journey up to this point. In the back of the tiny French bistro, over two steaming lattes, it’s hard not to ask about the new Calvin Klein jeans label, which is an image of Brooke Shield’s iconic 1980s campaign. I ask, “So how did it feel to get back into your Calvins?” Brooke smiled, “Well the funny thing was, when I went to the Calvin event, I was wearing a Calvin Klein outfit but not the jeans. After the show I went back to my house and looked through all my jeans, and I realized that I don’t own one pair of Calvins. So during a call with my agent, I mentioned that I didn’t have any Calvins, and a few days later a bag filled with



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jeans came to my house. I took them to my room, alone, and I tried them all on. They gave me an array of jeans. I sat on the floor going through the jeans . . . and yes, it was an emotional moment for me and I didn’t want anyone else to be in the room. I wanted to have my own experience. Don’t worry, I didn’t get on the floor and do the pose. If I had done that, I would have had to be sent away.” She laughs and takes a sip of coffee. “But I did look at myself in the mirror and I thought: Okay, okay, this is good . . . you look good. And then a really cool thing happened. I got to give two pairs of the jeans to my daughter Rowan. She is fourteen years old. That’s close to the age I was when I shot the ad. I didn’t say anything when I gave her the jeans, and we didn’t talk about it, but it was definitely a full-circle moment.” During the cover shoot, on a top floor of the Four Seasons Downtown, overlooking the Twin Towers Memorial, and the Statue of Liberty a speck in the distance, Brooke got back into her Calvins. It was a decision that happened organically on set, but the air crackled with excitement, and an assistant was sent to the nearest store that sells Calvin Klein underwear. Just shy of her fifty-second birthday, Brooke Shields looked absolutely stunning. She walked onto the set, casually and comfortably, like it was the most natural thing in the world. And you know what? It kinda was. Reflecting on that day, Brooke says, “Right now I’m proud of where I’ve gotten with my body because getting in shape is something I’ve worked really, really hard at. I have trained hard and it feels great. I’m finally confident and comfortable in my skin. I’m definitely

more comfortable now than when I first shot Calvin. I never had physical confidence; I had to work for it. And now I feel energized by it. It’s everything I’ve never been in my mind. But I still shocked myself when I got into Calvin Klein underwear 37 years later. I trusted you and Gian, and I’m glad I did it. I’m happy with who I am and where I am and what I look like. This is me.” I remark, “The last time you were in Calvin Kleins you were a fifteen-year old girl, and now you are a mother. You have changed both physically and emotionally. What’s it like to make this decision at this point in your life?” Brooke nods, then says, “I thought to myself: You have to take this step because it’s an important step for you and it’s an important step for your age. It’s been months and months of very hard, grueling work, and I’m proud of being and looking healthy. I think it’s a good image for children, teenagers, and women to see. We shouldn’t just see fifteen-year old bodies. I don’t want a fifteen-year old body. I don’t want to look like a little boy. I have curves. and I’ve worked on my strength. It’s nice to grow into this moment.” Having finished plates of scrambled eggs, asparagus smothered in béchamel, and toasted baguette slices dappled with olive oil, we start to talk about Brooke’s daughters Rowan and Grier. I ask if she will encourage or allow her daughters to go into the arts. Like an instant knee-jerk, Brooke raises her eyebrows and responds, “Well, my older one loves musical theater and really enjoys doing school plays. And then my younger one has people coming up to her encouraging her left

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and right. But, listen, it’s a cutthroat and demoralizing business. Plus, they want you when they want you, and you have to be there for auditions and work, and my kids aren’t missing school. After college, if they still have the bug, they can pursue it then, but school is first.” “Why is education important to you?” I ask. “My intellect was the only thing that got me out of the craziness and gave me perspective. I always knew I wanted an education. Also my mom was smart because she didn’t have a formal education past high school but she valued it. It’s been an important part of my life. Graduating from college was the first time I felt like I had a real hold on my life. Having that was so helpful because I was in for a decade of not being in a great place in my career. If I hadn’t had the intellectual piece as my friend, I would have been more devoured by an industry that has no loyalty whatsoever. You do think because you’ve been in the industry all of your life it will be loyal, but it’s the antithesis of that. An education is grounding and it gives you control over your life.” There are experiences that give you control over your life and others that are more disempowering. In a culture obsessed with fame and being seen, does being seen bring about riches, happiness, and success? When Time magazine placed an image of Brooke Shields on it’s cover with the caption “The ’80s Look,” it made Brooke Shields the face of the decade. And so I ask her what was the experience like for her. What is the personal and professional outcome of being put on a pedestal, selling hundreds of thousands of magazines, and becoming — at the time — one of the most recognizable faces on the

planet? “It’s odd to have a face that Time magazine says is the face of the decade. It’s not like God is the creative director of Time. It’s weird. It’s supposed to be an honor, but it objectifies; it makes you this thing, this symbol, and what do you do with that? For me, the accolades became barriers. It became hard for people to get past me. I couldn’t blend. It was harder to get roles. It didn’t help; it hindered.” The next time I see Brooke, she is wearing oversized sunglasses, a messy bun, and is incognito. We sat down at the back of the same French bistro to talk about Daisy Winters, an independent film that is close to her heart. It is a project unlike anything Brooke had worked on before. “I didn’t want to do it,” she confesses. Brooke told Beth LaMure, the writer-director, “There are plenty of other actresses. Serious actresses. You don’t want me. I’m funny.” The more Brooke insisted she wasn’t right for the part, the more convinced LaMure became that Brooke was the perfect fit. Eventually Brooke took the part. Brooke shared a story that happened during the early days of filming: “One day LaMure said, ‘I have to talk to you. We are going to reshoot yesterday’s work.’ I told LaMure that she didn’t need to reshoot. She needed to recast. I kept saying, ‘I told you so,” until LaMure said, ‘Stop talking. What I want you to do is relax your face. You are too talented to have your face get in the way.’ I asked how I could get away from my face and Beth said. ‘Don’t do anything. Just relax your face — no expressions, just let the words come out. The minute you start to express, I see Suddenly Susan or Lipstick Jungle.’ ” Brooke shook her head with a smile and confided, “It was so uncomfortable

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for me because I rely on those expressions for safety — they’re my go-to. That’s the show person that comes to the rescue. When I was doing Pretty Baby, I would make the other girls laugh on set during downtime. In Daisy Winters I got to explore what’s behind the expression that might be enough. It was frightening. She stripped away the theatrics. I had nothing to fall back on, but it just worked.” The two formed a close bond. They would go antique shopping and enjoyed spending time together. Unexpectedly, Beth LaMure had a sudden death and the film has not yet found its home. Although Brooke mourned her dear friend, she treasures the experience. For someone who has enjoyed a life of recognition, she now values experiences and Daisy Winters is not just a film she worked on, but was a labor of love and growth. Brooke said, “I needed Beth to learn how to move past the theatrics. The experience taught me that I can do a serious piece and I am glad I have that. I will always treasure the experience. For a long time, being just a comedic actress made me feel like I wasn’t enough, but with this film, the work and growth allowed me to transcend that.” And what is there now? What is left after hit shows, iconic fashion campaigns, timeless movies, and personal experiences immortalized in controversial bestsellers? “I feel that I’m on the precipice of something new. My life has always been very cyclical, and I feel as if I’m at the begging of a new cycle. For the first time, I feel really in control of my career. I’m working on a one-woman show and a couple of other projects. I’m most excited about being really involved in my work and generating my own work.”

As we discuss favorite books, two flutes of Champagne arrive at our table. “Happy birthday drinks from two fans at the bar,” the waitress announces. We both look at each other surprised. Brooke had walked into the bistro incognito and rushed past the bar — how did anyone recognize her? Brooke, who is kind and warmhearted, immediately wonders what could be the proper protocol to thank a stranger. After a lifetime of having fans, Brooke Shields is still an authentic person who wants to repay kindness with kindness. Eventually, the two fans from the bar, students visiting New York from Korea, approach the table in order to chat with Brooke. Instead of talking about herself, she asks about them. After a brief conversation, the pair are happily on their way to explore the city. And I can’t help but notice who Brooke Shields really is. No matter how many images and movies the American celebrity machine has created of her, Brooke Shields remains simply, authentically, just herself, a real person … who just happens to be an American icon.

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n Saturday, June 10, the Southampton Hospital hosted a ground-breaking ceremony to commemorate what will be The Phillips Family Cancer Center. Hospital officials were joined by their Stony Brook Medicine colleagues, members of the Phillips family, elected officials, friends, and donors at a ceremony to celebrate the creation of what will be the only facility of its kind on the East End.

Why is Southampton Hospital creating the Phillips Family Cancer Center? Southampton Hospital’s fundamental goal has always been to provide access to quality medical care for the communities we serve. In the last decade, we have made significant strides in bringing exceptional patient care to hospital departments such as the Jenny and John Paulson Department of Emergency Services, the Ed and Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute, and our beautiful Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center. We are the first in the region to open a hybrid operating room in the Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center. We are particularly proud to be the first East End hospital to receive a NY State Department of Health Level III Trauma Center designation, and equally proud of our state-of-theart PET-CT in our Radiology and Imaging Department. Just as important is our commitment to the successful recruiting and training of new physicians and other medical professionals that has taken place and continues. Cancer mortality, incidence, and prevalence among South Fork residents are disproportionately high compared to NY State and national benchmarks, and approximately 30% higher than national trends. Patients fighting this disease must also travel great distances to get state-of-the-art, quality care at a time when they are most vulnerable and often debilitated. Establishing a Cancer Center in Southampton will alleviate the time-consuming and exhausting burden of traveling for the necessary care. Social Life



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What services will the Cancer Center provide? The Phillips Family Cancer Center will provide all the services cancer patients require, from treatment planning following diagnosis to radiation and chemo therapies to navigation and education to supportive care in a facility dedicated to cancer patients. Where will the Cancer Center be located? It will be located on County Road 30, near the junction of Hampton Road and Montauk Highway in Southampton. How does this initiative fit within your overall vision for healthcare on the East End? We believe that it is a perfect fit. This will elevate specialized cancer services to a very high level and bring them close to where our patients and their families live. How will Stony Brook Medicine be involved? The Phillips Family Cancer Center will be a fully integrated site of the Stony Brook Cancer Institute, and will benefit from their medical expertise and program development. Medical personnel includes Samuel Ryu, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Hospital and Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs at Stony Brook University Cancer Center; Ernest Conforti, Associate Executive

Director of Stony Brook Medicine’s Cancer Services; Yusuf Hannun, MD, Director of Stony Brook Cancer Center, Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine, and Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology; and Laura Borghardt, Director for the Medical Dosimetry program for the Health Science Major in the School of Health Technology and Management of Stony Brook Medicine. In addition, patients will have access to Stony Brook’s clinical trials. Will Southampton Hospital be collaborating with other local organizations? Absolutely! These organizations include Stony Brook Medicine, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital, Lucia’s Angels, and Fighting Chance. Since cancer affects a patient’s family members as well, we will coordinate with other communitybased social service organizations. The Phillips family has provided the major gift in support of the new Cancer Center, but are additional funds still needed? The Phillips family gift was transformational. It will enable us to develop the Cancer Center, and while we have been for-



tunate to secure the necessary additional financing, we still require funding of $2 million to support equipment, medical technology, and program needs. We have a wide variety of attractive gift and naming opportunities for interested friends and donors who would like to collaborate with us to help advance cancer care on the East End. Information about such opportunities can be obtained by calling the Southampton Hospital Foundation at 631.283.4404.


When will construction begin, and when do you expect the Phillips Family Cancer Center to open? We celebrated a ground-breaking ceremony on June 10, 2017. We are looking forward to beginning construction this summer, with a goal of accepting patients within 18 months. The Phillips Family Cancer Center has been designed by acclaimed Bridgehampton architect Blaze Makoid. ABOUT ROBERT S. CHALONER Robert Chaloner has over 35 years of healthcare administrative experience. As the president and chief executive officer of Southampton Hospital, a position he has held since late 2006, Mr. Chaloner has been actively engaged in stabilizing and rebuilding the hospital’s financial and operating performance. Currently, he is leading the hospital’s integration with Stony Brook Medicine. Mr. Chaloner has guided and launched the development of centers of excellence, including breast health, stroke care, emergency trauma services, vascular services, wellness and women’s health programs. He also led the creation of a large physician-enterprise and development of an integrated regional healthcare delivery system across the South Fork. He teaches graduate courses on the management of information technology at both Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management and at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. 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. Social Life



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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


have always been interested in capturing the gods and goddesses who populate our modern Olympus — models, actors, jet-setters, designers, artists, editors, and fashionistas — famous or obscure — all amazing to look at, and all, exuding an indefinable glamour. For 40 plus years, I have photographed nightlife in some of the most legendary settings in New York, from Xenon to the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute galas to gallery openings to downtown clubs (Area, the Mudd Club, MK, etc.). I’ve spent countless time with super-models in the chiffon jungle, better known as the backstage where the likes of Naomi, Cindy, Linda, Kate, and Christie were turned into exquisite hothouse flowers by top hair and makeup experts for the runways of Bryant Park, designer ateliers, and, most recently, Lincoln Center. While I’ve frequented most of the events that made the daily society columns, my most unforgettable times were the nights I spent capturing the nightbirds who frequented Studio 54 (formerly the CBS Sound Studio). I moved easily among those who craved instant — although fleeting — attention and world-famous celebrities (Liza Minelli, Calvin Klein, Diana Ross, etc.) who yearned to get lost in a crowd. Nearly every night was highlighted by a private party celebrating a designer, rock star, or film-maker. Hordes of gorgeous, slim-hipped men in butter-soft leather or custom-made tuxedos and breathtakingly beautiful women clad in shimmering clothes stepped out of limos and were ushered into Studio 54’s inner sanctum, while those who were not fabulous enough waited outside hoping to catch the eye of co-owner Steve Rubell or doorman Marc Beneke who ruled with an iron hand. While I have spent my photo career traveling the world (in search of the most striking people in each locale — from Bali to Bombay, Buenos Aires to Saint Petersburg — I have never again experienced anything like the visual landscape of Studio 54 in its prime.

Five years ago, a chance meeting (following my PowerPoint presentation of fantastically-dressed originals shown at the Chiat/Day Advertising Agency) with Otis Mass, a director of commercials, offered me the chance to star in a documentary. The resulting 71-minute The Incomparable Rose Hartman was invited to 17 worldwide documentary film festivals, including South by Southwest, Toronto, NYDOC, and Barcelona. After a commercial release at the Quad Cinema in NYC, The Incomparable Rose Hartman will have its West Coast premiere at the Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, beginning July 7! Below is a sampling of my favorite images past and present.

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Jon Bon Jovi posed next to his portrait by Bob Gruen at the exhibition ROCKERS RAWK with Jason Newsted. Half the proceeds went to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, which supports the arts, the environment, marine wildlife education and preservation, and teenage entrepreneurship. Art New York also featured work by Warhol, Hockney, Basquiat, and emerging artists at its sister fair CONTEXT NY.

The Sanctuary Hotel owners Brandon and Hank Freid launched their refurbished hot spot Haven Rooftop on West 47th Street. Dale Noelle of TRUE Model Management brought over 100 models to dance to the DJ from Saint-Tropez. In the mix were the cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark and the healthy living guru Dr. Christopher Calapai.

Jean Shafiroff hosted a wine tasting at the village’s Historical Museum to kick off the Southampton Animal Shelter’s Unconditional Love Gala on July 8, where she will be honored. The organization’s president, Jonathan McCann, welcomed Mayor Mark Epley, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Kate McEntee, Cornelia Bregman, Wendy Wegner, and Brigid Fitzgerald.











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The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its fourth annual Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon at the private Upper East Side residence of Andrea Stark.

The philanthropist, humanitarian, author, past honoree Jean Shafiroff served as a glamorous host committee member of the American Cancer Society’s 12th annual Taste of Hope, at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

Located in the heart of Southampton, the Southampton Inn’s envious location offered guests a gateway to the best the Hamptons had to offer on Memorial Day 2017.


















King Arthur: Legend of the Sword King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is the summer’s under-the-radar action film. Directed by Madonna’s exhusband Guy Ritchie, this movie is a fast ride. It stars Charlie Hunnam, who is the next “Sexiest Man Alive,” beating out Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Henry Cavill. Hunnam, who plays the good guy in this film, admits: “It’s generally more fun playing the villain.” As to those pecs and abs he flashes: Charlie says his longtime girlfriend, Morgana McNelis, isn’t impressed. “At night she’ll say, ‘Put your muscles away and come to bed.’ ” His co-star Jude Law confesses, “I would never know how to sell myself as a sex symbol. That’s not how I’m programmed, although let’s face it, I didn’t become famous until I took my clothes off.”

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Johnny Depp, who stars in the forgettable Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Kaya Scodelario said, “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” His co-star Javier Bardem confessed, “I look in the mirror and I don’t see a sex symbol. I just see a guy who looks like he’s been beaten with a baseball bat.” Making the briefest of cameos are Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, who said, “I won’t admit or deny anything...makes me more interesting.” Too bad I can’t say that about this big-budget clunker. Depp better hope the kids like it.

Apollo: Luminary Awards Ron Perelman will host a star-studded benefit for the Apollo Theater at “The Creeks,” his landmarked house in East Hampton, on August 12. The organization’s president and CEO, Jonelle Procope, recently received the Luminary Award from Harlem EatUp!, co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz. Leading the standing ovation were Empire cast members Leslie Uggams and Tobias Truvillion as well as Thelma Golden, Lloyd A. Williams, Reggie Van Lee, and former Mayor David Dinkins. To celebrate, Samuelsson led celebrity chefs Geoffrey Zakarian, Marc Murphy, Carla Hall, and Dominique Crenn in a raucous conga line

Johnny Depp @ Pirates of the Caribbean

Charlie Hunnman Poppy Delevingne @ King Arthur

Annabelle Wallis @ King Arthur

Heba Abedin, Lyss Stern @ Motherhood is a B#tch Book Launch

Paulina Vega @ Paper Factory Hotel

Harriette Rose Katz @ Southampton Animal Shelter

Bridgette Morphew in the Hamptons

Randy Kemper, Linda Fargo, Tony Ingrao @ Parrish Art Museum

Herb Karlitz, Jonelle Procope @ Apollo Theater

Kenny Ackerman @ National Arts Club

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around Ginny’s Supper Club while tossing fried chicken in a sliver bowl.

Lara Trump: Hero Dog Awards

Kaya Scodelario @ Pirates of the Caribbean

Orlando Bloom Kirsten Dunst @ Pirates of the Caribbean

Keira Knightley @ Pirates of the Caribbean

Lara Trump, the wife of President Donald Trump’s son Eric, spoke out about her love of animals during the American Humane Hero Dog Awards ceremony at the National Arts Club. The night saluted service dogs that have been reunited with the veterans they served in Afghanistan. Lara Trump told Jean Shafiroff, one of the organization’s ambassadors, “Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved animals. I do everything I can to help them and I support this wonderful organization that reunites veterans with their dogs.” Guests included Naomi Judd, Alex Donner, and the organization’s president, Dr. Robin Ganzert.

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Maria Ellis, Nick Jonas @ The Cutting Room

Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz @ Pirates of the Caribbean

Hilary Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin is hoping to get a $2 million advance for her tell-all memoir, which will talk about her sexting husband, Anthony Weiner, whom she is now divorcing, and the pain of losing the election to Donald Trump. Huma’s sister, Heba Abedin, confessed, “I’m nervous for her because I think writing a book is one of the most nerve-racking things you can do in life.” Heba was hosting a party for Lyss Stern’s terrific beach read Motherhood is a B#tch, along with Veronica Webb and June Ambrose. Jill Kargman the star of Odd Mom Out, penned the foreword.

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Toby Milstein, Larry Milstein @ The Dakota

Dr. David Fox & Jill Caruso @ National Arts Club

Vera Wang, Lisa Jackson @ Copious Row

Nancy Chemtob @ National Arts Club

Marianne Bertuna, Arthur Aidala @ Rafael Ramos Foundation

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Millennial real estate heirs and sibling philanthropists Toby Milstein and Larry Milstein hosted a Frick Collection Young Fellows reception at their home in The Dakota. The museum’s director, Ian Wardropper, gave the talk “Across the Park and Into the Past,” about the historical connections between the two landmarks. The Milstein siblings revealed that $30,000 in cash is hidden under the floors of Yoko Ono’s apartment. Toby also said, “Frankenstein lived in the building,” referring to Boris Karloff, who played the character in the movies, “as did the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.” Alexander and Jamie Bernstein, the children of Leonard Bernstein, who composed the music for West Side Story, lived in what is now the Milsteins’ apartment. Jamie Bernstein confessed, “Alexander and I did have a few wild parties here. It was the ’70s after all.” She added, “James Levine, the conductor, would come over and play the piano with my father. There was just music all the time and a lot of gathering around the piano.”



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This neighborly lawn party will take place at Southampton’s oldest home — The Thomas Halsey Homestead. Attendees to the 2017 “Sur la Plage” fundraiser will enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and herb garden. Inside the expansive tent, guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, which are locally sourced from the nearby farms and bays. Music provided by DJ Twilo.

MIDSUMMER PARTY | JULY 15 The highlight of the Hamptons summer social season, this annual event brings together almost 1,000 artists, philanthropists, business leaders, and art world guests in support of the Parrish. Honorees are Agnes Gund and Clifford Ross. Honorary co-chairs include Jo Carole Lauder, Ronald S. Lauder, and Dorothy Lichtenstein.

BAY STREET THEATER SUMMER GALA | JULY 15 The evening begins with cocktails and a presentation in the theater. A one-hour show with performances and presentations by leading stars of Broadway. Following the show, all attendees will come together under a tent on the Long Wharf with additional red carpet and step & repeat photo opps. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction allow for mingling for approximately one hour and then a seated dinner, live auction, special entertainment, dancing, and more.

HOPE IN THE HAMPTONS | JULY 15 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be holding its annual Hope in the Hamptons gala, celebrating the lifesaving mission of their pediatric hospital and research center. Guests will enjoy cocktails, farmfresh fare, live entertainment by Majic Music, and live and silent auctions. Floral design by Elisabeth Santana of ES Blooms.

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ART FOR LIFE | JULY 15 Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, founded by brothers Russell, Danny, and Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, will host the 17th Annual Art for Life at Fairview Farms. The foundation is dedicated to providing underserved youth with significant exposure and access to the arts.

This star-studded dog and cat adoption event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, will host their annual event at the Shubert Alley in the heart of the theater district.

ST. BARTH HAMPTONS GALA 2017 | JULY 22 St. Barth Tourism and Social Life Magazine present this sixth annual event. The iconic Christie Brinkley is again the host for this exciting party and pop-up event under a tent, from 6 pm to 10 pm, Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Open bar, Champagne, passed hors d’oeuvres, lounge seating. For more info and tickets, please go to



Consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons and a year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group President’s Council, he was also ranked as the nation’s fourth highest broker by sales volume with over $202 million worth of transactions in 2008 when the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends listed him among the top 250 real estate professionals for the previous year. Just last month WSJ released its latest list in which he was 26th nationwide and third in the Hamptons for deals completed in 2016. Chances are you’ve seen his face on the pages of magazines like Social Life, and below is the Q & A we had with Gary about the world of real estate in the Hamptons. You’re a familiar face in the Hamptons, especially on the real estate circuit. What got you to where you are today? Twenty-one years. After this long in the business, if you’re not there, you’re never going to get there. After many years in the textile business in New York, I got to the Hamptons in 1995 and was fortunate to land at the absolutely right agency for me to launch my second career, Allan M, Schneider Associates. I had some great role models — real estate heavyweights — who exposed me to the best of the best. I saw the best houses, the best rentals, the best buyers, the best advertising. Some of the partners were generous with their referrals, helping me get my business off the ground. Then I started putting money back into advertising and those with houses to sell saw that I was spending considerable dollars on my listings, which translated into more listings. When Corcoran purchased Schneider in 2006, the synergy between the two agencies propelled my career even further.


ary DePersia’s name is synonymous with the best in Hamptons real estate. From Southampton to Montauk and from Sagaponack to Shelter Island, he is known as the “goto” man when looking to buy or rent a home in the Hamptons. He has participated in more than $2.5 billion in real estate transactions since his start in the business in 1995, having sold hundreds of his exclusive listings as well as finding an equal number of houses for his buyers and renters. Meanwhile he continues to add benchmark sales to his resume.

You’ve been in the business for a long time. Are there consistent themes that you have seen throughout the decades? The key to being a successful broker — for 90 percent of the successful brokers— is to have listings. As brokers we don’t own the houses we show, and we don’t own the money of the buyers who buy. But as listing brokers, for a certain amount of time, we have inventory of houses that not only are we trying to sell but that other brokers in the Hamptons have the opportunity to sell as well. So those brokers who have developed an assemblage of listings over the years and keep getting them will be prone to success. Social Life



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Do you cover the entire Hamptons? Yes, and that has been one of the cornerstones of my success. Being based in East Hampton, I learned early on that there were many people who didn’t want to go that far east, so instead of continually referring buyers and renters to other agents further west, as was then the custom, I became knowledgeable on the inventory in the other towns and established a business that stretched from Southampton to Montauk and from Sagaponack to Shelter Island. What is your secret to success? All good brokers are pretty much committed to the same thing — we all work hard, every day. I just came back from Ibiza, this year’s reward destination for Corcoran’s top producers from New York City, Brooklyn, South Florida, and the Hamptons. One of the things you see is that even when brokers are on vacation, they are always working. They are always on the phone; they are always emailing, texting, dealing with issues and situations. And I think that any successful broker, particularly in the Hamptons, knows that it’s a 7-days a week business. I mean you have to turn it off occasionally, but you are always available. Brokers who aren’t are probably not as successful as they could be. When you have a client who doesn’t know the Hamptons well, how do you help them find the right house? There are two types of buyers out here. One is the buyer who has either lived or rented here before; they’ve guested out here on numerous occasions; they’ve been coming out here for years, and they know exactly where they want to be. For them it’s generally about finding an appropriate house in a familiar location. Then you have the other buyer who is not that that familiar with the Hamptons. Here there needs to be a two-fold strategy. Not only do they need to find a house that they like, but they also need to find a town, a village, a neighborhood, north or south of the highway, from Southampton to Montauk that works for them.

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Also, for any given buyer, there are only a finite number of houses that can work for them. Buyers will consider price, location, amenities, feel, and size — there aren’t an infinite number of choices. My job as a broker is to expose them to different opportunities and sometimes show them something a little different from what they think they want. A dozen years ago, I had a buyer who only wanted to be in East Hampton, close to the ocean. An amazing house and property became available well north of the highway in Bridgehampton, with spectacular views all the way to the ocean. It was nowhere near where he wanted to be, but after visiting the property on my suggestion, he completed the largest transactions ever made off the water north of the highway and loves it to this day. What about waterfront property? Waterfront property is a finite commodity out here. Some people only want to be on the water and usually very specific water. There are those buyers who only want to be on the ocean, rolling out of bed onto the sand. While others, some with boats, want to be on one of the bays that stretch from North Sea to Montauk on the north side of the South Fork. They offer large water views, docks, and blazing sunsets. The good news for these buyers, whether ocean or bay, is that opportunities exist in many locations for them to realize their dreams. Is the Hamptons real estate market healthy right now? Now is a great time to buy or rent in the Hamptons because there is great inventory out here in every town, in every location, both north and south of the highway. Whether it’s new construction or beautifully lived-in houses, anyone who wants a house in the Hamptons can find one now. There is great opportunity now. Spend a day with me and I will show you! Gary DePersia Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 631.899.0215 c/ 516.380.0538

Dreams of Authentic Hampton Country in Sagaponack South Sagaponack. You’ve always dreamt about that expansive, 4-acre compound, awash in sea breezes, you’d buy in Sagaponack just a bike ride to ocean beaches. You’re not attracted to all those new constructions but instead want something more like the sprawling, authentic properties that dotted the Hamptons landscape in your youth. Hopefully the main house would have the soaring ceilings and large open spaces connected by antique brick and vintage wood flooring reminiscent of a barn but of course updated with today’s amenities. Naturally, you’d want a master wing sequestered from the rest of the bedrooms in which you would begin and end your days. Wouldn’t it be nice too if it had a media room to enjoy your favorite movies while sipping a glass of wine? Certainly, you imagine the languorous lunches and intimate moonlit dinners, all prepared in a great country kitchen, that you’ll enjoy in the dining room or beneath the wisteria covered trellis overlooking the specimen trees, bursts of colorful flowers and a sea of lawn enhanced by a fresh water lily pond. And naturally you’d expect a heated Gunite pool and tennis court both serviced by its own barn like cabana with full gym. And since weekends for you mean being surrounded by your friends, didn’t your wish list include a 2,800 SF+/-, 6-bedroom guest house offering living room with fireplace, full kitchen and dining room? A separate carriage house for all the toys and an old chicken coop converted into an office where you could get some work done would be amazing too. Well….I just happen to have one if you’re still in the market. Better hurry though as the price was just reduced to an eye-catching number and besides, there aren’t any other 4 acre compounds like this in what has become the nexus of the Hampton experience hanging around at the moment. Dreams can come true if you contact me soon enough to arrange your own private tour. Exclusive. $15.995M WEB# 16007 | Available For Rent: July: $195K | August: $225K | July - LD: $400K WEB# 57728


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Twin Peaks At Olde Towne: A John Kean Designed and Built Estate Southampton. Kean Development has set a new level of excellence with his first completed, fully furnished estate, poised behind a gated entry, on 4 +/- manicured acres in the heart Southampton’s exclusive enclave known as Olde Towne. Luxurious appointments, exquisite furnishings and state of the art amenities find harmony within Kean’s masterful construction. Warmed by eight fireplaces, the striking traditional residence, with interiors by world renowned designer Anthony Ingrao, balances common rooms with intimate spaces throughout its 15,500 square feet on two floors of living space. A dramatic entry leads to the living room with full bar, media room, library and extensive loggia. The kitchen, set within its own great room is augmented by a separate professional chefs kitchen and a glass encased breakfast room. Accommodations include 8 bedrooms with baths ensuite, including extensive master suites on the first and second floor. Three staircases and an elevator variously connect to an additional 6,000 SF +/- lower level with theater, gym, professional 2-lane bowling alley, full bar, wine cellar, billiard room and 2 staff suites. The roof deck offers putting green as well as expansive ocean views. An attached guest cottage offers living room, dining room, kitchen and two bedrooms with baths ensuite. The manicured landscape, bordered by a classic, privet hedge, frames the 60’ x 34’ Gunite pool with a striking negative edge element and an oversized spa as well as sun lounges in the pool’s novel beach end. The pool house features a great room, lounge, kitchenette, 2 full baths, napping/changing room and a canopy offering shade for dining or relaxation. Terraced entertaining spaces are set within vivid garden beds and expansive, open lawn areas. An outdoor kitchen, gas fire pit and sunken Deco Turf tennis court complete with a pergola covered viewing area add to the list of Twin Peak’s outdoor amenities. Make plans to view this stunning new estate today. Co-Exclusive. $39.5M WEB# 38613

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ane Babcook was a Multi-Million Dollar Club member at the Corcoran Group before she joined Brown Harris Stevens in 2015, and she is now one of the top producers in the very competitive Brown Harris Stevens Bridgehampton office. This summer she is collaborating with Mark Baron to raise the bar for service. Social Life recently chatted with Babcook, whose fascinating background informs her personal and professional life. You are a dynamo in your own right – why did you decide to collaborate with Mark Baron this summer? I’ve been in the business full-time for nearly 20 years and have earned a good living on my own. When Mark was partnered at another company, I always called him first to show one of his listings, because I knew he would respond immediately. Mark also had a lot of success south of the highway, and because I was based out of Sag Harbor, he gave me additional exposure

there. Even though I always had my finger on the pulse south of the highway and know homes that have sold two and three times over the years, my focus was geared more toward village and waterfront. However, the main reason we need each other is to take care of things when one of us is on vacation. I can leave my phone out of sight, because I know that the people who depend on me are being well taken care of by Mark. What do you like most about working with Mark? We have been sitting next to each other at Brown Harris Stevens for over two years, and we realized almost immediately we could bounce ideas around. We’re different, of course, but we make a great team because we like working together and we complement each other. Social Life



business, I had the likes of Mary Kate Olson (thank you, Heidi Earle) and this year’s World Cup winner, McLain Ward (thank you, Lee McKeever) to greet each one of these special guests, have their photo taken, shake their hand, and get an autograph. To step back and watch their faces is priceless.

What drives you nuts about working with him? Nothing. But, when it comes to a new listing, his mind goes into overdrive. I tend to keep an even keel, and by the time I’m finished with copy, he has pulled data from the town websites and is on the phone with marketing. You are an equestrian and even worked under Olympic and World Cup riders. What drives this hobby? I grew up riding out of my backyard with my sisters. We’d jump on our ponies bareback in the morning and wouldn’t get home until dark. I lived and breathed horses my whole life. Also, my twin sister, Joan, is building a beautiful farm in East Aurora, which she has traveled the world designing with her husband, Lou. His family are founding partners of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, and, for the second year, host to the Palm Beach Masters, the final East Coast World Cup qualifier for the finals in April. It has quickly become the highlight during the 12 weeks of Wellington because of the superb footing and the grounds are stunningly beautiful. Though I am no longer involved in the business, it will always be in my blood. How does it manifest in a need to be philanthropic? I know what it was like when I was young going to watch the Nations Cup at Madison Square Garden. Nothing was handed to me, and when I have an opportunity to give back to young people and see their eyes, I see myself at that age. My best day at the Hampton Classic is inviting 24 disabled riders to join us for lunch under the main tent. This is an opportunity they might not otherwise have the chance to experience. The last couple of years, with the help of old friends still in the

Turning to real estate, what is trending in the market today? Although the shingled style is still a safe choice, many spec builders are trending toward the ultra-modern, with glass walls and rooftop decks for entertaining. As baby boomers retire, the trend is for two masters (one on the first floor) or a junior master for when parents and grandparents visit. Shiplap walls and driftwood color floors are very popular, moving from the more formal foyer paneling and dark floors. Do you have a property that brings you particular pride? Mark and I just listed a beautiful waterfront property on Shelter Island. I’m a boater, and I raft up frequently in West Neck Harbor. You can head to Salt restaurant from there for lunch or live music on Sundays. It has become a very popular side of the island, and this property overlooks West Neck. It is a perfect size and location for whether you are into playing on the water or just admiring the view in a peaceful setting. Is it too soon to be planning your winter excursions, and what will you do this year? My daughter moved back to New York in May, and we did a whirlwind tour of London, Paris, and Amsterdam at the end of April, prior to her beginning her career. It was very memorable. I like to soak in summer on my boat and am contemplating a trip to Italy in the fall. Come winter, I plan on skiing in Colorado with my brother, attending the Palm Beach Masters, and perhaps taking a trip to the Caribbean. I haven’t gotten that far yet. I still have a wonderful East End summer to enjoy. Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker p/ 631.537.4346 c/ 631.680.1001


Just listed sensational waterfront property nestled in the serene enclave of Montclair Colony, a superb retreat located on Shelter Island’s picturesque West Neck Harbor with expansive water views over the harbor to Noyack Bay and beyond. Private dock and mooring allows for boat, kayak, paddle board and water sports in calm protected waters. This very stylishly renovated and beautifully appointed Hamptons beach house includes the main residence with inviting clematis covered creek side porch, paneled entry foyer, four intimate bedrooms, two baths, harbor side living room, dining room, chef’s kitchen with La Cornue range, marble counter tops, sound system thoroughout, wide plank oak flooring and all with commanding water views. The second floor offers a private master suite with relaxing spa like marble bath, expansive decks facing both harbor and creek, cathedral pine ship lap ceiling, family room with custom built-in wet bar and gas fireplace that delivers a relaxing ambience throughout the year. Completing this unique compound is a lovely potting shed, stone fire pit and beach house style accessory cottage defining the island lifestyle. NEW TO MARKET $4,295,000 WEB# 55264



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well as on the NBC television series Open House. We recently met up with the designers to ask them about what inspires them, their unique style, and this spectacular design of an East Hampton residence. Each piece of furniture, art, or accessory seems significant within your overall design. Do you choose forms so they can live on their own as well as within the setting? Anishka Clarke: An interesting question. Whether intentional or not, there are certain pieces that are chosen for their uniqueness or, as you put it, their ability to live on their own. It is, however, important that the remaining pieces complement those unique pieces and the overall environment. Our goal is always for overall harmony. Do you tend to choose art before or after the design of the room? Niya Bascom: We don’t have a particular way of doing things when it comes to art. Sometimes the art is the actual inspiration for the space, and other times we find pieces during the process that fit right into the solution like a puzzle piece. Oftentimes, though, art is sourced after the project is installed, and we tend to leave the design solution open-ended enough to allow for art to be added.

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shka Designs, a Brooklyn-based interior design firm, has a diverse portfolio of work that includes five-story brownstones, vacation properties in the Caribbean, residences in France, and beachfront estates. The principals, Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom, define their design aesthetic as “clean, modern, eclectic, and simply beautiful.” Niya Bascom’s background in film-set design and a sojourn at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden contributed to his extraordinary visual creativity. He is also an accomplished photographer, whose work has been featured in galleries, embassies, and museums. Anishka Clarke worked a decade in finance, both in Jamaica and on Wall Street, but in early 2006 she left to pursue her real passion, interior design. A Brooklyn resident, but Jamaican at heart, Anishka received an Impact Award from the largest Caribbean news publication, Caribbean Life, for her contributions to the CaribbeanAmerican community. Anishka is an interior design honors graduate (summa cum laude) of the Fashion Institute of Technology and earned an MBA from Stern Business School, New York University. Both talented designers have a nature-inspired and minimalistic aesthetic that puts the spotlight on uniquely crafted furniture, accent pieces, and art. Ishka Designs has been featured in numerous publications, including New York Spaces, Anthology and New York Magazine as

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How does the beach environment affect the design of a house? AC: Beach projects can be quite challenging given certain environmental factors, i.e., high salt content in the air, strong winds, and potential flooding. We have to consider materials that will stand up to the elements long-term and insist on a maintenance program that will sustain the materials for as long as possible. Using woods versus metals where possible or using high-quality metals is a good strategy. Also, wood absorbs moisture and will change shape, buckle, etcetera, so proper sealing of the wood is key as well as regular maintenance. Does the proximity to the water inspire you creatively? NB: We love the water and will forever be inspired by the sea. We are currently working on two projects in Jamaica, one of which is directly on the beach and the other is situated on a hill overlooking the sea. Being able to see, hear, and smell the sea every day while on location has such a significant impact on the senses that it automatically finds its way into the design solution. Even when we are not working on beach projects specifically, water always plays a role in our thinking because of its constantly moving state.

What is the most important connection between the interior and the landscape? AC: The size and placement of windows and doors play a literal part in connecting the interior to a landscape. Beyond that, however, the choice of material finishes in the home can also aid in bringing the outdoors in. Natural materials and textures that are minimally manipulated, i.e., bamboo and unfinished woods, can feel more in tune with nature. Interestingly, there are ways to keep the vibe modern versus rustic, by keeping forms clean, simple, and unified. Other important ways of connecting spaces to the outdoors is with the use of color. What is your favorite color combination for open spacious rooms? NB: We always default to a neutral palette for open-floor layouts, using accents — whether color or material changes — to define areas. We are very drawn to black as an accent. When you choose an object or accent piece, what qualities are you looking for? AC: Primarily contrast — how it opposes the flow or harmony in a room without changing the overall aesthetic vibe. Do you have a favorite room in this house? NB: It’s a toss-up between the living room area with the Christina Watka branches sculpture and the family room with its deep and super comfortable sofa from Poliform.

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Where do you like to go to eat, shop, or relax in the Hamptons? AC: We like Winston’s Bar & Grill and Cittanuova for food. We love stopping into West Out East and Wyeth Home for all things design. To relax, we love Croteaux Vineyards and Coopers Beach. Portrait Photographed by Nkosi Gomez






ith twenty years as a Hamptons real estate broker, Drew Green is one of the most experienced and respected brokers on the East End. Having built four Hamptons homes of his own, Drew has developed a strong knowledge of construction — expertise that has proved invaluable to many of his clients seeking to maximize their real estate investment through renovation and new construction. Additionally, Drew’s personal and professional real estate experience gives him a working knowledge of financing, zoning, maintenance, and all other aspects of Hamptons real estate. Known for being tenacious and direct, Drew also prides himself on his reputation for integrity. These qualities have allowed Drew to develop many longstanding relationships with a foundation built on trust. Here are some of his exquisite listings:

Located on one of the most coveted lanes in the Hamptons, this Gatsby-esque estate is within close proximity to the ocean and has access to Sagg Pond. This classic home, originally built in the late 19th century, reflects the grace and elegance of an earlier time. Situated on 2.3 private acres south of the highway, the residence is set amid broad lawns with majestic shade trees. Offering 4,700+/- sq. ft. of living space, with seven bedrooms and five and one-half baths, it features three legal above-grade floors that would not be permitted today. First floor living areas include the living room and formal dining room, both with fireplaces; eat-in kitchen with breakfast area and island with seating; and a delightful screened porch ideal for enjoying summertime sea breezes; there is also a powder room. On the second floor you will find the master suite with a private sitting room, two closets, and luxurious marble bath with spa tub, shower, and private water closet, and three additional bedrooms, one en suite, plus an additional bath. The third floor contains three more bedrooms and two baths. A covered porch just perfect for rocking chairs extends across the entire rear of the home and overlooks the grounds. Outdoors are a Har-Tru tennis court, an oversize gunite pool with expansive brick patio, and two accessory buildings. Social Life



77 NEWMAN AVENUE, BRIDGEHAMPTON $6,950,000 In the very heart of Bridgehampton, this exceptional new home to be completed in August offers the unique combination of its incredibly convenient location with the surprising privacy of its setting. Situated on an unusually large village parcel (.7+/- acre) the home sits on a flag lot down a long, private, gated driveway. Adding to the incredible convenience is a gate in the back of the property that opens to a lit pathway running directly behind Main Street, where you can arrive at Bridgehampton’s restaurants, elegant shops, and other destinations in a matter of seconds, while leaving the car at home. Inside the home’s traditional shingled exterior, discover 7,400+/- sq. ft. of modern living space with voluminous light-filled open principal living areas, featuring the 55’ x 22’ living/dining/kitchen area with a 30’ cathedral ceiling in the living room, from which 20’ high walls of glass on two walls flood the interior with light and access a spacious bluestone porch, with 20’ sliding barn doors that provide shade when desired. The gourmet kitchen features custom contemporary cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, floating shelving, Venetian plaster backsplash, and high-end appliances, including a custom polished nickel Rangecraft hood. A fully equipped butler’s pantry provides a food prep area that leaves the main

kitchen free for entertaining. The seven bedrooms are beautifully appointed and include a first floor junior master suite and an upstairs master suite with gas fireplace, 200+/- sq. ft. terrace, two walk-in closets, and luxurious bath with radiant heated floors, floating vanities, a soaking tub, and a frameless glass-enclosed shower with two rain heads and an infinity drain. All of the upstairs bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings. The lower level boasts 10’ ceilings, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a walk-out gym, a spa with a sauna, steam shower, and massage area, a theater with wet bar and powder room, a game room, and two bedrooms with shared bath. Additional amenities include two laundry rooms (second floor and lower level) and a two-car garage. Outdoors enjoy the 50’ walk-out gunite pool, an 8’ x 8’ spa with waterfall, a four-season 400+/- sq. ft. pool/guest house with extensive bluestone patio, and a pergola. The pool house also has a full basement, which hides the pool equipment and can also be used for additional storage space. Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker as Andrew W. Green o/ 631.283.5050 c/ 516.314.2508

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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It’s summer, and for some this means sun and soirées. For others, it’s time for house hunting. “There’s a surprisingly good number of exceptional properties available at this point in the summer, but with the strength of the market, we anticipate that few houses will remain available through the entire summer,” says Erica Grossman, a 13-year veteran of the famed Douglas Elliman team. Having sold some of the best the Hamptons has to offer, her unique approach has been sought out by would-be clients from all over the world. What’s at the top of her “properties to watch” list?

370 FOWLER STREET WATER MILL SOUTH Within the dunes of the exclusive Southampton enclave of Fowler Beach, this 9,000-square-foot, five-bedroom estate on over three acres is one of the most breathtaking properties in the Hamptons. The unobstructed 360 degree views of the ocean and Jule Pond serve as the focal point of this offering. Panoramic waterfront vistas are just beyond two levels of terraces, stacked circular glass-encased bedrooms, and expansive first and second level entertaining areas. With 330 feet of direct oceanfront, endless indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, and a private boardwalk over the dunes, this Fowler Beach estate is bountiful in terms of luxury offerings. Upon entry, the double-height foyer leads upstairs to entertaining areas that feature grand far-reaching views. The open floor plan includes an oversized chef ’s kitchen with a breakfast nook, a covered porch, a dining room, a living room with a fireplace, plus two more strategically located en suites. The entire second floor is wrapped in terraces and offers amazing views. This rare and exceptionally located estate presents a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Hamptons most discriminating buyers. $29,000,000

45 MEADOWMERE PLACE SOUTHAMPTON Supremely close to the ocean, this gracious shingle-style designerowned home features an entry gallery, a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a large year-round sun room, and a brand-new, oversized, state-of-the-art kitchen. For repose, it offers eight bedrooms (including a ground floor master suite), seven baths, a powder room, and a den on each floor. In addition, this offering provides for an owner to burn calories in the exercise room, pull into a two-car garage, and refresh in a heated 20’ x 40’ Gunite pool. $9,400,000

50 WAINSCOTT STONE ROAD WAINSCOTT SOUTH Create your own oasis on more than five acres of coveted land south of the highway. This bucolic property overlooks a seven acre preserve and pond, allowing for serene privacy while still being only a stone’s throw from the amazing ocean beaches and a short drive or bike ride to world-class shopping and dining. The existing, spacious five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath house is light-filled with cathedral ceilings and expansive windows to enjoy natural wooded surroundings. With master suites on the first and second floors, a media room and separate suite above the attached garage, this home is perfect for entertaining. Exquisite English gardens, a heated Gunite pool, and a fresh water pond complete the picture. Or, create your own picture. The more than five-acre parcel allows for a brand new 12,000-square-foot home with tennis and pool. This is a rare opportunity. A property this large south of the highway will not last. $7,995,000 Licensed Real Estate Salesperson 917.710.2512





hat does a DJ known for producing the music for Elon Musk’s Tesla brand do when he’s seeking a new challenge? For Lee Kalt, it’s diving into the world of real estate under Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. “It’s a perfect next chapter,” says Kalt, who weaves seamlessly between the enormously successful worlds of making music and selling real estate “My entire career has been devoted to making people feel good, and there’s nothing more rewarding than getting into a new home.” The Iris Kalt Team includes three of the finest real estate brokers. Led by “big boss” mom, Iris Kalt, one of the most successful real estate brokers in the country, the team is balanced by brothers Lee and Evan. And, says Lee, the glue that holds this team together is Sarah Turner, an outstanding team administrator. Throw into the mix Lee’s wife, Malinda, who is responsible for the group’s photography and graphic arts, and you’ve got dynamite. Transacting over 100 property sales each year, the Iris Kalt Team was ranked No. 10 for sales volume in North America and No. 1 in New York State by BHHS. Having sold 100s of millions of dollars in property, the Kalt Team is in the top half of one percent nationally for Berkshire Hathaway. What is bringing the Iris Kalt Team legendary status? For one thing, they are currently assisting clients who have cred. When the V-MODA Headphone CEO and owner, Val Kolton, needed assistance unloading his $20 million Hollywood Hills fortress, he enlisted Lee. When the 1800Contacts & 1800Petmeds owner, Marc Puleo, recently needed advice on the sale of his waterfront Miami Beach estate, listed at a cool $25 million, he called Lee. In fact, last winter Lee and his colleague DJ Erick Morillo tag-teamed a little backyard barbecue for Puleo and the Make-A-Wish foundation, which 800 friends showed up for. From among 6,500 agents in Westchester, The New York Times chose Iris Kalt for a front page article in its Westchester section, declaring the Iris Kalt Team the most aggressive deal makers in the New York area and noting a long list of celebrity clientele, including New York Knicks’ players, New York Yankees’ players, and political figures. An Iris Kalt Team sale was even recently featured on the hit HGTV show Property Brothers, and they are currently helping clients in several New York-area markets. Their main focus is Westchester, Manhattan, and southern Connecticut’s iconic Greenwich and New Cannan. What’s Lee’s secret sauce? We asked.

Come coco – what gives you your juice? Honesty and integrity throughout every transaction. That’s what people are looking for. Too many brokers give their clients inflated home prices to appease their unrealistic desires when pricing their homes. This doesn’t create the emotional attachment necessary for a buyer to close the deal. This type of dishonesty will cause a home to sit on the market for months without ever receiving any bids. I consider any property that sits on the market over 30 days without receiving any bids overpriced and not actually for sale. When selling a property, why do the smart people call you first? The smart people are smart because they have done the research. It’s not about picking a broker, it’s about picking the right broker with the proven track record that gets homes sold in a timely manner and for top dollar. The Iris Kalt Team has the numbers that prove that many of the properties we sell each year are put into contract over the asking price. That’s why they call us first. Lee’s cells: 917.991.6230 & 917.434.3852 Iris’s cell: 914.643.1367 Social Life

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631.204.2407 direct 516.315.6867 mobile Recognized by the Wall Street Journal / REAL Trends as the #11 top agent in the Hamptons and ranked #165 in the nation* in 2016 (out of 1.1 million licensed residential agents), John Vitello has successfully completed over 400 real estate transactions on the East End. His experience and track record of success for his demanding and exclusive clientele is as impressive as it is consistent. John combines an expert working knowledge of the local marketplace with a creative, passionate and relentless approach to achieving success for his clients.

NEW CONSTRUCTION • SOUTHAMPTON $4,795,000 l 1.84± Acres l 9,250± sf Including Finished Lower Level 6 Bedrooms l 7.5 Baths l Bonus Rooms l Heated Pool l WEB# 10338




$2,895,000 l 2,800± sf l 4 Bedrooms l 4 Baths Pool l WEB# 33296

$4,350,000 l 1.4± Acres l 100’ Frontage l Arts & Crafts Style Home l 6 Bedrooms l WEB# 32838

$3,250,000 l North Sea Beach Colony l 4 Bedroom Main House l 2 Bedroom Guest House l WEB# 48086

END UNIT CONDO • SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE LAND BORDERING RESERVE • WATER MILL SOUTH NEW IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE $1,495,000 l 2,600± sf l Stylishly Renovated l 3 Bedrooms l 3.5 Baths l Community Pool l WEB# 41094

$2,895,000 l Zoned R40 l 1.18± Acres l Room for Estate $2,495,000 l Greg McKenzie Design l 4 Bedrooms Sized Home, Pool + Tennis l WEB# 3374 4.5 Baths l Heated Saltwater Pool l WEB# 17535

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hen it comes to real estate in the Hamptons, there may not be anyone as iconic as Suzy Fallon. Although she is well known for her many ventures, she most recently launched Hamptons Habitats Realty Corp with the principals of Georgica Pond Builders. Fallon is a rarity in the biz. Having spent several years in industrial real estate with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, she easily moves between commercial and residential markets. In addition to going above and beyond, she’s not afraid to tell it like it is — as well as take on projects that others may scoff at. Her clients appreciate this, and they keep coming back. As Fallon enjoys some huge early successes with Hamptons Habitats, Social Life recently sat down with her to learn more about what makes her tick.

because I had a showing in an hour. I cleaned it from top to bottom. The people were late, so I weeded the garden. I don’t know a lot of brokers who will do that. Wow! That’s amazing! I’m not a rock star. I’m not entitled. I’m a middle-class hardworking person who has something good going on. And at a certain point you just want to work with nice people. I’ve taken the call from renters in the middle of the night who said their Perrier was flat! It is what it is. Give the people bubbles. 4 N. Main Street, Southampton 631.223.5526

So what’s the buzz with Hamptons Habitats? It all happened really quickly and the timeline was opportune — it’s a match made in heaven! I’m the principal broker, and I run the business. We have a handful of agents, and we’re jumping into summer at full force. Are you still running Island Polo Realty? Yes. My whole family is in the polo business. When I was sitting home with my first child, I started working with these folks, finding stables for horses, rooms for grooms, houses for the pros, and it was a great side gig that really became a business and worked out well. Because of my background, I understood what they needed; they didn’t have to explain it to me. Sounds like you’re pretty flexible and easygoing. I am! Real estate’s not rocket science; it’s sales, and I’ve carved out my own niche. The big agency culture isn’t for me. I don’t care about award banquets, gross commission dollars, all that stuff. I want to do my own thing, and it’s paid off. Why do people like to work with you? My great reputation. I would rather walk away from a deal and lose money than have a spot on my reputation. Do you have an example of how you go above and beyond? I had a listing and the sellers were away. I called the husband and asked, ‘Where’s your Swiffer and your broom?’ When he asked why, I told him the house looked dirty, so I’d clean it

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Classic Village home, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, chic reno, new kitchen w cherry wood cabinetry, high-end appliances, walk-in pantry/laundry, master suite with his/hers custom walk-in closets, 2 guest bedrooms share en suite full bath, 1ST floor guest room/bath, large patio, heated gunite pool and outdoor shower. $1,975,000 - 30 Wooley St.

New luxury construction, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, master suite with balcony, brick fireplace, great room, gourmet kitchen, full finished basement, custom floors, French doors, bluestone patio, covered porch, heated gunite pool with pool house, detached 2-car garage. $4,250,000 - 81 Wooley St.

Traditional Hamptons style home with cedar shingle façade, 5,000sq.ft., 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 2 mason fireplaces, modern chic kitchen, inground gunite pool, fully finished lower level will accommodate your media room, gym and/or wine cove. $4,995,000 - 54 Lee Ave.

Quintessential Village home replete with open airy interiors & architectural/structural integrity. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,000 sq.ft. Dutch colonial., beautiful hardscaping surrounds a deep heated gunite pool in a private shaded 0.35acres. $5,495,000.104 Lewis St.


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John-Richard Set of Four Blue and Gold Geode Napkin Rings $147

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The ultimate beach house in the Hamptons has arrived! Affording the best of oceanfront living in luxury and commanding a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach this magnificent offering is a paradisiacal haven for those desiring the ultimate oceanfront beach house and lifestyle. Enjoy the 12 foot ceilings found throughout this beachfront residence with glass sliding doors that open to luxurious outdoor pavilions which include your heated saltwater infinity edge pool and spa which sits 28 feet high above the dunes along an expansive sundeck and its outdoors chef’s kitchen’s. Relax Alfresco style from your grand master suite sundeck with its own private wall of glass, it’s gas fireplace, and enjoy the breathtaking oceanfront views. Completing this luxurious oceanfront offering includes 7 additional over-sized and well-appointed ensuite bedrooms, a private glass enclosed media-room, fitness center, a 2 car garage. Web ID 695728

Spacious 5 bedroom modern traditional with huge open space, dramatic staircase with glass and metal finish. Living with fireplace, dining and open kitchen. Opening to covered porch with outdoor fireplace. Junior master on 1st floor with access to outside, gorgeous master and two ensuite guest bedrooms on second. Fully finished lower level with own entrance has additional bedroom, bathroom and media space. Located moments to Village store and restaurants and close to Ocean Beaches. Call for an appointment at this stunner! WebID 711009

MAZ CROTTY 646 322 0223

ROBERT CANBERG 631 816 0998



This beautiful bayfront traditional, features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths in main house, plus full bath in pool house. Eat in kitchen, stainless appliances, open floor plan, living room with fireplace, A sunroom where you can enjoy fabulous sunsets. The lower level features a bedroom with fireplace, full bath and door with access to the water and dock.. Swim in the heated gunite pool.The pool house has a recreational room, sitting room,and full bath, Enjoy the 2 outdoor showers, and waterside decking, Boat dock with ramp for launching watercraft.. There is an outdoor shed for boating and fishing equipment, The mature specimen trees throughout property provides privacy..Plans have been drawn up for house expansion or design your own. Enjoy carefree living on this special waterfront location. A gem tucked away on private 3/4 acre lot. WebI D 37850

This home brags 5100 square feet of Hampton’s excellence. The first floor has almost 3000 sq. ft. consisting of a Gourmet kitchen with Carrara marble, Viking stove and Sub Zero refrigerator. The living room has an expansive cathedral ceiling with fireplace and wainscoting throughout. As you leave the kitchen through the butler’s pantry/wet bar, you’ll find yourself in the Separate den and Dining room with coiffured ceilings. Just beyond the den, a large lower level bedroom with walk in closets and french doors to the gunite pool. Second floor has another 2140 sq. ft consisting of five large bedrooms, 4 with ensuite baths. The layout was so strategically planned to accommodate space for everyone without excluding privacy. As big as it is, there is almost 3000 sq ft of additional space in the basement left unfinished to your imagination whether it be a media room, gym or just a super chic & modern lower level. WebID 687439

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Located in South Watermill close to the village and to Flying Point Beach. This 10,000+ livable sq/ft brand new home has 7 Bedrooms, 9.5 full Bathrooms, 5 wood burning/gas fireplaces, 2 Laundry Rooms, custom built cabinetry, and Geothermal HVAC. Two story Grand Foyer with a 20 ft ceiling and paneled architectural moldings, the first floor contains a Junior Master Suite with a private study or additional den. Kitchen features 14’ ceilings, Wolf & Sub-zero appliances, and a large walk-in pantry. Grand Dining room shares a polished concrete fireplace with a very large open living room. The second floor has a laundry room, 5 bedrooms with personal full bathrooms and walk-in closets, and 10’ tray ceilings except the Master Bedroom that has an 11’ grand ceiling, a personal fireplace, and a his and hers walk-in closet. The finished lower level includes 10’ ceilings, additional den with fireplace, recreation room, media room, guest bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, and access to private yard. The property has a 20x40 heated gunite pool and pool house Cabana which includes a full bathroom, indoor & outdoor shower. WebID 497329

Beautifully remodeled in 2004, 7 bedrooms and 5 full baths with huge open spaces including an open dining room, loft, 1st floor Master en-suite/Game Room, lovely kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, 2 dish washers, laundry with outside access. The family room is a large but cozy open space to entertain in, including a delightful loft. Huge 2nd floor Master en-suite with a large “walk-in” closet, 2nd floor family room and 2 more generous sized bedrooms with a full bath. Upon entering the backyard onto mahogany decking, you are amazed at the beautiful mature plantings and landscaping surrounding the 40 foot gunite pool. Plenty of grass to entertain on, wonderful all-weather tennis court and 2 car attached garage, all situated on 1.5 Acres. WebID 582493



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NICHOLAS AMATO 516 680 1759

Completely renovated from top to bottom -- this house is ready for summer! Located at the end of a private cul-de-sac just a few minutes from town, this stunning bright, white contemporary has a stunning new entry foyer, formal living room with mother of pearl propane fireplace, as well as a brand new custom white shaker kitchen with Cambria quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, dining area and main floor laundry. Currently configured as a five bedroom, three bathroom house, there are two bedrooms on the first floor (one with a walk-out to pool area) that share a bath. Upstairs is the ensuite king master with a wall of windows as well as two additional king bedrooms and separate bath. All bathroom have carrera marble vanities, imported tile and fixtures. A brand new heating and air conditioning system, new pool, pool equipment, heater and outdoor deck with cable railings were also installed. WebID 728273

LYNN A. RONCHETTO 917 579 6461

Discover this Montauk Classic with sweeping Panoramic Endless Views. The all custom Carl Fisher style traditional borders the coveted Montauk Downs Golf Club and is conveniently located minutes to the most famous ocean beaches in the world and the fabled charm of Montauk Village. The interior features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, separate studio with full bath, spacious den with field stone fire place, professional grade kitchen, large office space and finished basement both with private entrance. The expanses of glass French doors unifies the exquisite exterior environs with the interior. Providing natural light throughout with continuous open views. To complete this one-of-a kind serene setting is an oversize heated gunite salt-water pool surrounded by multi-level mahogany decking providing sensational expansive views. WebID 699480

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Ready to start this new 6000 home will have 7 bedroom 8.5 baths set on 2 idyllic acres with pool room for tennis and pool house. Every attention to detail with designer kitchen and bathrooms, formal living and formal dining, open family dining and kitchen. Extensive covered patios with fireplace allow for outdoor dining and overlook the expansive grounds, pool area and evening sunsets. Web ID 561582

Whether you like to relax in solitude or entertain guests all summer, this gorgeous Hamptons home is the perfect place for both. The home itself boasts over 5,600 sq.ft., and there are an additional 2,200 sq.ft. of screened porches and decks around the house. The house is set high up on a hill, offering spectacular views of Peconic Bay throughout the year. Full-length windows provide ample natural sunlight for a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. With three floors, any guests to your home are sure to enjoy your hospitality, but will also have enough space to retreat when they want to relax in privacy. An all-weather tennis court gives you the chance to get some exercise in, while a pool and jacuzzi allows you to relax and soak up the sun. WebID 649143

GEOFF GIFKINS 516 429 6927

JOHN F. BRADY 631 353 3047



Located in highly desirable quogue village, this newly renovated Fiji inspired residence sits on 5.8 pristine acres overlooking quantuck bay blending tropical beauty with contemporary style.Boasting 5,000 sqft of living space,offering floor to ceiling glass,breathtaking sunsets,inspiring gardens, and heated salt water gunite pool creating the perfect resort like ambiance. WebID 721716

Step in to the light with all the newest building design features by Devito and Company. The double height entrance is flooded with light from all angles, and captures the magnificent outdoor living spaces from the main living areas. With 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, formal living and dining, open family and modern kitchen leading to extensive patios and the manicured outdoors with gunite pool, spa and fire pit, large pool-house with basement storage, and a one car garage with Tesla charging port. The lower level will have a gym with sauna, media room, wine cellar and 2 additional bedrooms with bathroom. The expansive master suite with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace, large walk in closet, and master bath with double sinks, floating bath with express ceiling filling feature, large shower with both ceiling and wall jets. There is a junior master suite on the first floor and all bedrooms are ensuite. WebID 542183

ROBERT CANBERG 631 816 0998

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Most desirable Sagaponack Village location, waterfront on Sagg Pond. An architectural gem designed by Kathryn Fee, has an interior that delivers sophisticated luxury and tranquility. Set on over an acre of natural landscape, the property features your very own private dock to SUP or Kayak to Sagg ocean beaches. Close to the ocean or town for a visit to Bridgehampton’s Main Street or to Sagg General Store, only minutes away. The 3500 square foot of living space offers 3 en-suite bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 gas fireplaces, open concept dining and living room, media room, European kitchen, pantry, laundry room. Both upper and lower decking, the latter with outdoor gas fireplace provide exquisite views of Sagg Pond that melt your cares away. Relax or exercise in the very special outdoor spa featuring a pool with a Riverflow swim system, a hot tub/jacuzzi, rain shower and deck over looking Sagg Pond. WebID 678161

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“Everything in Marrakech is illegal, but everything is permitted,” said my friend, longtime Marrakech grandee and art collector Charles Leslie. With that in mind, we packed our bags and headed for Morocco. Upon exiting the plane in Marrakech, we stepped inside an enormous, whimsical, glass dome, with a veil of stars and planets on the walls of this avant-garde terminal, built by Morocco’s forward-thinking King Mohammed VI. An impeccably dressed driver, whose burgundy uniform matched his Jaguar sedan, whisked us to our hotel, the five-star La Mamounia, in the center of Marrakech, inside the pink walls of the medina quarter, or old city.

As we pulled up to the gates of the iconic hotel, I was struck with déjà vu, as I had been here two decades before. But upon entering the property, I realized that everything was different. What had been an Art Deco masterpiece built in 1923 has been transformed into a luxurious Arabian palace after a spectacular three-year, $160-million refurbishment by French interior design maestro Jacques Garcia. The lobby is a labyrinth of grandly appointed halls, dominated by two enormous crystal chandeliers framing a raised life-size white stucco sculpture atop an oval sofa. Statue of the Camel depicts a hunter slaying a leopard that has sprung upon his camel. Walls of Marrakech

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La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

At check-in, the hotel offers weary lodgers sips of coconut water and plump dates. A long list of stars and VIPs have stayed here, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Aniston, Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Elton John. Post renovation, the wide hallways are opulently carpeted in muted tones of yellow and red, softly lit with lanterns on one side, and a series of black-and-white photographs of old Morocco hang on the other. A hand-carved wooden door opened to our room, complete with a dressing area and a balcony that faced La Mamounia’s justly fabled gardens; our view was of a giant blue jacaranda tree amid red roses, cacti, and immaculate topiary, all punctuated with sculpture. The spectacular garden predates the hotel; it was a park that King Mohammed Ben Abdellah gave to his son, Prince Moulay Mamoun, as a wedding gift in the 18th century. The prince’s namesake hotel was built on the site in 1923, and the gardens have retained their original lush splendor. After the eleven-hour flight, all we wanted was lunch and a long nap, in that order. The Mamounia’s buffet, served by the pool, is legendary, and there were seemingly endless choices. I had grilled sardines, escargot, and the silkiest salmon I’ve ever encountered. Marrakech has access to some of the world’s best seafood from the port of Casablanca, three hours away.

Our room, in hues of dusty green and beige, with curtains of striped silk, a nail-studded headboard, and colorfully tiled bathroom, was a quiet oasis for our post-lunch siesta. The afternoon snooze is not just for jet-lagged travelers; half the city goes to sleep between 3 and 6 pm.

L’ITALIEN We woke just in time for dinner, and tried the hotel’s Italian restaurant, L’Italien. Seated at a table in the gardens, we were transported to Rome via fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, traditional Neapolitan lasagna, and simple spaghetti. Molto delizioso! Salma Hayek, Judd Law, Bruce Willis, and Adrien Brody have been spotted twirling pasta here. The poolside buffet is also fabulous at breakfast, and the following morning we built up strength for a long day of sightseeing by indulging ourselves from a sumptuous assortment of local fruits, cheeses, juices, eggs, and freshly baked goods. Seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve been to both of these buffets. Even if you aren’t staying at La Mamounia, you can buy a day pass to enjoy the enormous pool, the gym, the gardens, and that buffet. Marrakech is magical, and a visit to La Mamounia is something you don’t want to miss.



Majorelle Suite at La Mamounia

Koutoubia Mosque

Morrocan Souk

Tombeaux des Saadiens

THE RED CITY Our friend Charles Leslie, who co-founded the Leslie Lohman Museum in SoHo, has had a house in the medina for nearly 40 years. He arrived, with his driver, to give us a tour of Marrakech, which is actually two cites: the old city that dates to the 11th century and the new city that the French built outside its walls when they colonized Morocco from 1912 to 1955. We started with a tour of the ancient walls, built in the 12th century, that surround the medina. There are about six miles of these perfectly kept, 30-foot high walls that are pierced with holes as a result of original scaffolding. Marrakech is sometimes called the Red City or Rose City, and only five shades of red, beige, and pink are permitted for use on buildings. The color scheme was based on the color of the local earth, which gives the city its distinctive color feature.

JEMAA EL-FNA SQUARE, WORLD HERITAGE SITE At Jemaa el-Fna Square, men offered to pose for photos with snakes and monkeys. However, I was happy to find only a few beggars in the square, which acts as an open-air theater, and was highlighted by UNESCO in its designation of the entire medina as a World Heritage Site. Marrakech is safe and nearly spotless, with beautiful, impeccably maintained landscaping. This square is a 24/7 phenomenon bursting with the buzz of daily living and teeming with life, as is all of Marrakech. As we made our way to the 40 open-air restaurants that miraculously

appear every night, we paused to look at the performers: an acrobat who shot an arrow at a balloon with his feet while balancing on his partner’s feet; the snake charmers with their flutes and baskets full of king cobras; the dancing girls who turned out to be men, which is traditional here. This is a must-see experience. Benches surround the square for taking in the scene, and you can munch on freshly grilled fish, meats, vegetables, and even French fries without rival.

LE MAROCAIN In the evening, I wanted a traditional meal, so we headed to the La Mamounia’s exceptional Moroccan restaurant, Le Marocain, which is in a separate building, as is its world-class spa. The restaurant is set in a courtyard dotted with huge pots of flowering vines and a central lily pond. Local musicians play traditional music to enhance the atmosphere. I had my absolute favorite Moroccan dish, a pigeon pie served in a pastry with powdered sugar and cinnamon on top. It was absolutely delicious. We also ordered the selection of Moroccan salads, which actually comprises twelve different dishes, mostly yummy — to be totally honest, I could have done without the sheep’s brain. We also tried the braised lamb, which fell off the bone, and lobster tagine, which was ambrosia for the gods. Bollinger is the hotel’s official Champagne, and I can’t think of a better choice as it goes with everything. After dinner, we hit the hotel’s casino and actually won 1,000 MAD. (about $100 U.S. dollars). We cashed in our chips and left as winners. Social Life



Dar Yacout

DAR EL OUARD, BUILT IN 1650 Charles Leslie’s house dates to 1650. Bordered on two sides by high pink walls, it’s named Dar el Ouard, which means The Rose. Entering through an enchanting wooden door, we landed in a true oasis: a central atrium flanked by tall, graceful columns; every surface festooned with arrangements of red, orange, and yellow roses; and a traditional round white marble fountain gurgling at its center. Birdsong serenaded, as Charles keeps cages of parakeets and canaries in this garden paradise, and a playful German shepherd named Joy frolicked on the jungle-like grounds. The interior of the house surrounds the atrium. There are four main rooms, including a large niche that serves as the informal dining room. It has a banquette strewn with colorful pillows and walls of intricately carved plaster in traditional patterns. Two young men who smoked pot all day for a month created this marvel. Sixteenfoot ceilings keep the rooms cool. To do this house justice, I’d need another 5,000 words to describe all the dreamy collections of silver and ancient artifacts that were artfully strewn hither and thither. It was an Arabian fantasy.

DIANA VREELAND Leslie had a luncheon for Frederick “Frick” Vreeland, Diana Vreeland’s debonair son, who turns 90 this month and will celebrate by taking a trip around the world. He’ll visit family and friends from New York to Tibet, where his son, Nicholas, is a Buddhist monk, and the right-hand man to the Dalai Lama. Frick’s long career in the Foreign Service culminated in his being named U.S. Ambassador to Morocco under President George H.W. Bush. Vreeland reminisced about his time on President John F. Kennedy’s National Security Council. He told us he had written the famous line Kennedy uttered at the Berlin Wall in 1963: “Ich bin ein Berliner.” Vreeland also regaled us with tales about his mother. Vreeland, who now lives between Marrakech and Rome, is selling the eight-bedroom house he built in Marrakech nearly 40 years ago for two million Euros, and has moved “into something simpler.” He said, “My mother never saw the house. She was too busy working, but she came to Morocco in the sixties and discovered the caftan.”

Moroccan Salads

THE WONDERS OF THE SOUK We visited the exquisite 15th-century Ben Youssef Madrasa, the largest school in Morocco, which remained in operation until 1960. It was later refurbished and opened to the public as a historic site. We explored the mysteries of the souk, where everything you could ever need or dream of is sold. The smells of herbs, spices, baking bread, and simmering whole lambs pervaded the air — and yes, we tried most of the delicious things proffered by the friendly purveyors. There is an astounding variety of jewelry, leather goods, and brass lamps in fantastical shapes. The souk’s cobblestone streets are draped in great swathes of fabric, straw, and wood as protection from the sun.

YSL MUSEUM, MAJORELLE GARDENS The French artist Jacques Majorelle designed this 12-acre garden in the 1920s, and the distinctive cobalt hue used throughout is called Majorelle blue. This lush oasis in crowded Marrakech has been open to the public since 1947, and was later purchased in 1980 and restored by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. The late designer’s ashes were scattered in this garden, and a simple Ionic column serves as a YSL memorial. The Saint Laurent museum is almost complete and is expected to open in October 2017. It will feature a permanent collection, including 200 haute couture pieces by this master who found inspiration in Marrakech, his second home. A shop sells Saint Laurent accessories at surprisingly reasonable prices, far lower than you would find elsewhere. Think pillows, bags, scarves, leather wallets, and passport cases.

A FEAST AT DAR YACOUT A special treat was dinner at Dar Yacout, a former palace that is now one of the top restaurants in North Africa. Its extraordinary beauty is straight out of an Arabian Nights’ fantasy: arches, carvings, reflecting pools, and antique chandeliers with dripping ampules in which burning wicks once floated in oils. You don’t order here; they bring a set selection of courses, starting with an endless parade of vegetables and mixed salads, followed by chicken and lamb cooked in a tagine. Dessert was a



Majorelle Gardens

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huge platter of layered puff pastries dripping in goat’s milk and honey. Definitely go to the rooftop terrace to catch a view of the entire medina.

and it was an international archeological sensation until 1922, when it was eclipsed by the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in Egypt.



Another restaurant worth going to is Dar Moha, in the former home of the French designer Pierre Balmain. There are tables inside and around the pool within a secret garden. Try the superior lamb dish served on the bone and the elaborate selection of salads in colorful miniature tagines.

We rented a car and headed to Fez, a drive of six and half hours from Marrakech and well worth the long trip. Fez is actually three cities meshed into one: Fez el-Bali, the 8th-century medina; Fez el-Jdid, the 13th-century medina; and Ville Nouvelle, the 20thcentury French addition, a modern city that grew around the medinas. Fez buildings are mostly in shades of soft cream, giving the city a tranquil feel, appropriate for this center of religious study and home to the world’s oldest continuously operating university, University of Al Quaraouiyine, founded in 859. We parked the car, and walked into Fez el-Bali, one of the world’s largest car-free zones, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Making our way through a labyrinth of alleys lined with high walls dotted with elaborate doorways of residences, we emerged into a beautiful private orchard of fragrant orange trees.

EL BADI PALACE The ruins of El Badi Palace are magnificent. Built by a sultan in 1578, it took 25 years to complete and is beyond lavish, with over 300 rooms decorated in precious materials, including gold, onyx, and semi-precious stones. I walked through the former guest quarters — below ground to keep cool — and the dungeons where prisoners were housed and tortured. Storks nest along the wall and on the towers, lending a mythical ambiance to the scenery.

RIAD FES KOUTOUBIA MOSQUE The Koutoubia Mosque, the city’s tallest structure, is a working mosque that can hold 1,500 worshipers. Non-Muslims are not allowed in, but you can walk around the outside. We heard the Imam’s call to prayer five times a day, and it reminded us where we were. It’s important to note that we experienced absolutely zero negative feelings from the locals during our trip.

LES TOMBEAUX DES SAADIENS This is an extraordinarily beautiful mausoleum built between 1578 and 1603 for deceased members of the Saadi Dynasty. The mausoleum, which holds about 60 tombs, was discovered in 1917,

A simple door marked the entrance to our hotel, Riad Fes. I wasn’t fully prepared for the grandeur of this riad — meaning dwelling with a garden — with its soaring central atrium, arches, and elaborately carved walls. Five private houses dating to 1438 were combined to create what is now the best hotel in Fez. Scarlett Johnasen has stayed in the Royale Suite here, as has Sigourney Weaver. Ours was the Sultan Suite, two perfectly appointed open spaces with a spacious seating area, an ultra-modern bath, and a terrace, all with romantic views of the old city. The hotel’s rooftop is legendary and is the perfect place to sip Champagne as the sun sets over the medina, the mountains, and the desert beyond. Social Life




LA MAISON BLEUE For dinner, we went to La Maison Bleue, in another lovely riad nearby. Because it’s easy to get lost in these winding streets, the restaurants will send a runner to escort you. The pastilla au lait pastry dessert was especially memorable at this restaurant, as were the musicians, one of whom broke into a dance, twirling a tassel on his fez, ending with what might be described as an Arabian tapdance. A charming, authentic, experience.

ENCHANTING FEZ The best way to see Fez is to hire a government-accredited guide to hit the high spots. The price is right, about $40 for the day. A highlight is Bou Inania Madrasa, a school dating from 1351, beautifully restored and full of exquisite ancient artifacts. The madrasa is one of only a few religious places in Morocco open to non-Muslims. Bab Bou Jeloud, “the blue gate,” is green on one side, representing the official colors of the city, and it leads to the oldest medina. At the Royal Palace, guards in front wore red uniforms to signal that Mohammed VI, the popular king, was in the city. In the Mellah, once a thriving Jewish quarter, you’ll find jewelry and gold; the tannery, flanked by vast vats of dyes; and shops selling everything from leather bags and jackets to Moroccan poufs.

THE TALISMAN ART GALLERY A souk is a souk is a souk, but don’t miss The Talisman Art Gallery, a virtual Ali Baba’s trove of treasures, including Berber jewelry, silver boxes dotted with semi-precious stones, and startlingly gorgeous antiques that range from life-size Mazi warriors to elaborately worked lamps. The prices reflect the rarity of the objects, but it’s a collector’s paradise akin to shopping in a museum.

It costs nothing to enter this emporium, and the building itself is a perfect example of a traditional Moroccan palace, with soaring ceilings and intricately tiled fountains and walls.

THE RUINED GARDEN The most romantic restaurant in Fez is the Ruined Garden, built upon a collapsed 14th-century house. Picturesque broken walls and overgrown vegetation mix with large clay pots of trailing vines. The food is excellent, but be forewarned: they don’t serve liquor. The maître d’hotel laughed as he told me they had applied for a liquor license five years ago, but it hasn’t come through yet.

ROMAN RUINS AT VOLUBILIS An hour and a half from Fez is Volubilis, a Roman city over 2,300 years old that makes for a fascinating excursion. These surprisingly intact ruins, with Corinthian columns still standing in front of the Capitoline Temple and Triumphal Arch, and a framework of houses with complete mosaic floors and olive presses, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way back, stop in the whitewashed town of Moulay Idriss to have a simple lunch of barbecued chicken, beef, and lamb in the city square. This beautiful village is considered holy, and only recently has been open to non-Muslims.

MARINID TOMBS, BREATHTAKING VIEWS The last thing you should do in Fez is head up to the Marinid Tombs, the highest spot in town, where you’ll find a 16thcentury ruined fortification and breathtaking views of the city, countryside, and mountains.



NIHIWATU BEYOND PARADISE IN INDONESIA BY REBECCA ROSE he magnificent Nihiwatu is the only resort located on the pristine and untouched island of Sumba, an island east of Bali in the Suva Sea. The resort’s owners, James McBride and Chris Burch, have purposefully created a luxury environment that adds value to the local community. Ninety percent of Nihiwatu’s staff are Sumbanese locals. The resort itself is constructed ecologically, using natural resources that harmoniously echo the island’s natural beauty. This year, Travel & Leisure magazine gave Nihiwatu its award for No.1 hotel in the world. In response to the honor, James McBride said, “This is a proud moment for Nihiwatu, the people of Sumba, and Indonesia. We have stretched our imaginations beyond the common perception of paradise and created a destination of geographic opulence and unregulated freedom that allows guests to thrive at the edge of wildness. From the wellness of yoga high above the trees to hiking with water buffalo, it is at once serene and unexpectedly thrilling.” Serene and thrilling are the perfect words to describe my personal experience at Nihiwatu. This past spring, I visited the resort with my brother and we both agreed that

Nihiwatu awakened our desire for exploration. In the mornings, we practiced yoga on a platform at high altitude overlooking the endless ocean and island greenery. As we stretched, we could hear the crashing of waves. The experience made us feel at one with the beauty of the island. Throughout our stay, we enjoyed the resort’s activities, including riding horses on the beach and visiting local villages. The few inhabitants of Sumba continue to practice tribal traditions and it was fascinating to learn about their unique customs. One of the highlights of my trip was paddle boarding down a nearby river. My brother and I coasted in the sparkling water through Sumba’s emerald mountains and endless rice fields. With every turn, we discovered new beauty. As we passed by local villages, their inhabitants greeted us with big smiles and kindness. As our excursion came to an end, kids playing nearby sat on the back of our boards and rowed with us down the final stretch. Chris Burch acknowledges the importance of spontaneous adventure. He says, “Hospitality-centric luxury has changed. It is more than just the finer touches. It has evolved into a personal journey, unexpected experiences, and a curiosity for the unknown.” Social Life

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Photography by Alex Armitage

Nihiwatu is the embodiment of these philosophical ideas. Each morning, I woke up and welcomed a new day of adventure. And each evening, I looked into the diamond-filled sky and felt overcome with awe. On our last day at the resort, we indulged in Nihiwatu’s spa safari. It was a luxurious day of pampering. From a three-walled room located on a cliff overlooking blue waves, I received unlimited spa treatments. Afterwards, I felt completely relaxed and at peace. It was transcendent! The resort is actively involved in the conservation of leatherback turtles. Every year, the turtles lay their eggs in the sand and the resort works to protect them. On the morning of our departure, Nihiwatu’s rescue turtles hatched. It’s a mystery what drives the young hatchlings to scramble to the ocean as soon as they are born and a mystery what brings the adult ridgeback turtles back to these same shores after many decades. As I watched the baby turtles enter the ocean for the first time, I thought about how we both shared a yearning for adventures and that I, too, hoped to return to these shores.




Grace Bay Club


s more islands in the Caribbean have come into their own as premier luxury destinations, it has become increasingly challenging to know what’s in or out. However, one constant is the timeless allure of Turks and Caicos. Not only are there both new as well as enduring hotels and resorts, but the islands are also known as a superb gateway to adventure, culture, history, and cuisine. Like our readers, we at Social Life are already making plans for the turning leaves and (shudder) the falling snow. Here are our top must-visits (in no particular order).

is a sanctuary, a mystical place where you can renew your spirit and discover your bliss. Parrot Cay’s lavishly appointed guest accommodations, styled in understated elegance, offer tranquility and comfort. And the attentive staff provides discreet, meticulous service. Parrot Cay’s award-winning Shambala Retreat soothes, restores, and nurtures with Asian-inspired holistic therapies. Meanwhile, the island’s world-class cuisine tempts the palate while nourishing the body.



Amanyara, which means “peaceful place,” is located on the secluded western shore of Providenciales, and is known for its pavilions nestled among coastal vegetation, overlooking ponds or the waters of the Northwest Point Marine Reserve. Many offer private pools and multiple bedrooms. Dine on site at The Restaurant for freshly caught seafood — from red snapper to tuna to grouper — and organic produce from the resort’s aquaponic vegetable garden. The Beach Club serves raw-food dishes as well as cuisine baked in a stone hearth oven. The beach is superb. This is the choice for ultimate privacy.

This is a quiet place for families, with a relaxed sophistication and an authentic Caribbean flavor. A luxurious sense of space on the renowned shores of Grace Bay Beach, the resort boasts The Villas Suites, which bring a family-friendly atmosphere to resort living. Each villa has an ocean view and offers from 600 to 6,340 square feet of living space.

PARROT CAY PARROTCAY.COM This is one of the most secluded and exclusive resort islands in the northern Caribbean. Featuring more than a thousand acres of pristine white-sand beaches and lush tropical landscapes, this is the place to get outdoors. Much more than a resort, Parrot Cay

THE REGENT GRAND THEREGENTGRAND.COM This intimate boutique resort is just a few hundred feet from iconic Grace Bay Beach, which is consistently voted the best beach in the world. Surrounded by sky-kissing coconut trees, and glorious gardens, this beautiful resort offers elegance, seclusion, and privacy. The Regent Grand’s dedicated staff pride themselves on customer service, and it shows. From arrival to departure, they guarantee a perfect vacation. Check out Teona Spa for total bliss. Social Life



Seven Stars

SEVEN STARS SEVENSTARSGRACEBAY.COM From the magnificent pool that forms the centerpiece of Seven Stars to its luxurious accommodations, this resort is nothing less than an experience. Accommodations distinguish Seven Stars from other oceanfront resorts, with luxuriously appointed junior, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites, all including every modern amenity. Anticipating every whim, Seven Stars provides superb personalized service, from pre-arrival arrangements, such as customized sightseeing itineraries and grocery shopping services to dinner reservations at the resort and around the island. They ensure you don’t lift a phone, let alone a finger.

POINT GRACE POINTGRACE.COM A story precedes this resort. In 1892, a woman named Grace Hutchings sailed to Providenciales (formerly known as Blue Hills) from Grand Turk with her new husband to honeymoon in the hills of the Bight, overlooking the breathtaking turquoise sea.

Point Grace

Grace was a gracious, elegant young woman who quickly charmed the local residents. Soon after she and her new husband departed, the locals named the twelve-mile beach along the north shore in her honor. As you’ve read by now, multiple luxury resorts have also been honoring the blushing bride, and Point Grace is among the best. This extraordinary setting provides ultimate exclusivity, privacy, and serenity on one of the best beaches in the world. For dining, check out Grace’s Cottage, an architectural gem replete with bright white gingerbread trim and fretwork against shades of peach coral with lime green touches. Grace’s Cottage features picturesque outdoor seating under gazebos, on the terrace, and directly under the starlit sky. Just indoors is a magnificent space featuring a mahogany bar, antique yellow walls, and dark stained ceiling. The Thalasso Spa is a full-service European-style spa. Thalassotherapy combines the knowledge of famous Thalgo spas of France with a relaxing Caribbean oceanfront environment. Enjoy!





lying over the Caribbean Sea, I saw the Pitons for the first time — two massive mountains, one bigger than the other. The dramatic peaks beckoned us toward St. Lucia’s lush jungles and tropical beaches. After we landed, we were whisked away to Jade Mountain, a cliffside oasis on St. Lucia’s southwestern coastline. Our friendly major domo, or personal butler, greeted us and led us to Nick Troubetzkoy’s architectural masterpiece. Built using indigenous materials, his bold design includes individual bridges leading to 24 infinity pool sanctuaries and stoned-faced columns reaching toward the sky. Troubetzkoy owns the property with his delightful wife, Karolin, who is the executive director of Anse Chastenet Resort and Jade Mountain Resort as well as the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. I filled with anticipation outside the suite’s doorway. Troubetzkoy says, ‘Your first step inside creates an instant spiritual uplift.” This couldn’t be more true. After entering our sanctuary, I felt like I slipped from reality into a dreamscape. The open-concept space with an infinity pool and the 270 degree view of the ocean and majestic Piton Mountains was breathtaking. During our visit, we enjoyed absolutely fantastic snorkeling in a nearby cove, swimming in the calm sea, and relaxing under thatch palapas at the resort’s two beautiful beaches. One afternoon, we luxuriated with Swedish massages in our sanctuary, provided by the resort’s excellent spa, Kai en Ciel.

In the afternoons, we loved swimming to our infinity pool’s edge to watch sailboats glide past and hummingbirds feed on red flowers. We even nicknamed a pair of lesser Antillean bullfinches that frequently landed on our chaise lounges. The resort offers activities like chocolate making, using cocoa beans from its plantation, and visits to a mud bath near the island’s volcano. A charismatic naturalist nicknamed “Father Nature” also leads fascinating tours of the old sugar plantation and its surrounding jungle. In the evenings, we watched the sunset from the Celestial Terrace, a panoramic lounge hovering at the top of the resort. Then we headed to Jade Mountain Club to savor outstanding four course meals created by the James Beard Award-winning chef Allen Susser, while listening to live music. The resort’s staff provided excellent service. In our suite, I found a poetry book by Derek Walcott, St. Lucia’s Nobel laureate. This was the first time I read his beautiful poetry. He wrote, “I read, I travel, I become.” That’s how I felt when I left St. Lucia. The experience at Jade Mountain filled my being long after I got home. I still find myself thinking of the birds singing in the morning, the countless stars in the sky, and the grand Pitons rising over the sea.




Palisade Ranch

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fter landing in Aspen, it’s a little over an hour’s drive to the Gateway Canyons’ beautiful, remote, and exclusive location. The drive is a pleasure as it takes you through jaw-dropping, gorgeous landscape. You pass immense rock formations that create a feeling of having traveled back in time to the beginning of our Earth’s formation. This area is one of only a few locations in the world where Precambrian rock is still visible to the human eye. Such rock dates back to the earliest period of Earth’s history. Once you arrive at the hotel, you are greeted by the very attentive staff from countries around the world, including Ireland, Denmark, and the Philippines. The award-winning hotel has 58 guest rooms and suites with 14 palisade casitas. The luxurious accommodations are situated steps from one of the highest dinosaur fossils on the planet. While staying at the resort, you can explore more than 6,000 acres of natural splendor in its most primal state. Gateway Canyons feels like a cloistered world unto itself. It’s easy to unplug from your everyday stresses as you spend your days taking in the natural wonderment and strolling through tall cottonwood trees and irrigated green fields that contrast with the red walls of canyons that were once home to the Ancient Puebloans. The hotel’s adobe-style Southwestern architecture echoes the landscape and you feel at home in a distant place.

The stunning property is owned by John Hendricks, the founder and former chairman of the global media company Discovery Communications (the parent company of the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, and many other television and digital channels worldwide). He is also the founder of Curiosity Stream, a multiplatform service that delivers to lifelong learners the highest quality deep-dive content on topics in science, technology, civilization, and the human spirit, with a digital subscription service for factual programming at His passion for adventure and curiosity is ever-present in the resort he created. To ensure that guests have access to fascinating history and geology explorations, the resort has appointed its very own curiosity curator named Zebulon Miracle. He is uniquely qualified to guide visitors through the land, cultures, history, and heritage of the American Southwest. It is his mission to ensure that guests see, hear, and experience firsthand the natural and man-made wonders of western Colorado. He takes guests on fascinating curiosity walks, such as a river heritage walk, a natural history and geology hike, a hanging flume tour (man-made water chute attached to the canyon wall, built for goldmining), and a dinosaur tracks tour. The hotel offers many activities that promote a sense of discovery. The helicopter tour of the surrounding red rock canyons is


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sensational. It truly is a highlight of the visit. It is also delightful to explore the landscape by horseback. Many well-marked Colorado horseback trails span over 500 acres of nearby property. An experienced guide will lead you into the beauty of the red rock canyon. Such natural beauty is a perfect backdrop for luxuriating at The Spa at Gateway, where expansive windows reveal breathtaking views of the surrounding canyon. The spa features excellent massages, facials, and body treatments to soothe sore muscles and rejuvenate the senses. There are several sophisticated dining options at the resort that serve wonderfully delicious cuisine. The Entrada Restaurant offers rich flavors in an ever-changing menu. Standouts include the yellowfin tuna poke, charred corn soup with lobster and hominy, and cast iron seared sablefish. Car aficionados will love Gateway Canyons Resort’s Driven Experiences program. It invites guests to enjoy access to a luxury fleet of high-performance vehicles, such as a Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, Bentley Continental, and Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster.

The hotel continues to celebrate its love of cars by hosting a remarkable auto museum. Filled with superb examples of American automotive art, the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum is devoted to understanding and celebrating the history, design, and social impact of the American automobile. It features nearly 60 of the most prized and impeccably preserved historic cars made in the United States, and they are displayed in a unique gallery setting. The collection on display includes the one-of-a-kind 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 dream car designed by Harley Earl, a 1912 Ford Model T Speedster, a 1948 Studebaker Commander, and a 1936 Cord 810 Sport Phaeton. A stay at Gateway Canyons is a luxurious and soulful experience in the heart of the American West. It’s remarkable that with one short plane ride from New York, you can find yourself transported to this mesmerizing new world of mythic beauty.




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he warm summer air has settled in to stay for the season. Long awaited, it conjures up images of Montauk: lunching on oysters and clams on the beach, splurging on local lobsters for dinner, sunning and surfing by day and cocktail sipping in your fanciest little black dress by night, living in flip flops, party hopping, or just relaxing. Casual mingles with formal here and it just plain works — like the Hamptons as a whole. Maybe it’s the mixed vibe that attracts surfers and socialites alike. Its stately lighthouse stands stoically atop a rocky bluff overlooking the coastline of Montauk Point State Park, partnering with all things natural like its beaches (such as Ditch Plains Beach with the best surf on the island) and its blue pristine waters loaded with fish. Peppered with a variety of hotels and guest houses along with top-notch restaurants and health-inspired venues, Montauk offers you the chance to do absolutely nothing or everything you desire. Do it up fancy or fancy free; it’s up to you. On Tuesday, we make our way to Montauk, the end point of Long Island and check into the Montauk Yacht Club, a resort with 106 guest rooms, villas, and suites that feature nautically inspired décor and private balconies or terraces. We look forward to enjoying some of the many activities offered here, such as volleyball and

tennis as well as lessons in surfing, paddle-boarding, and sailing. Of course the full-service spa at the Montauk Yacht Club is on our list. We note that this hotel kicks off the season with the new Coast Kitchen. The chef Richard Hebson’s menu features American classics with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients from the East End’s farmers’ markets and local catches of the day. We enjoy tasty starters like tuna poke (Hawaiian raw salad) with jicama, macadamia nuts, cilantro, and spicy soy sauce along with jumbo lump crab and avocado with honeydew melon, citrus. and petite greens. We share a main course: cocoa cured short ribs with carrot puree, porcini onion jam, and fingerling potatoes. Afterward, we head to the new Sunset Pier onsite and sip cocktails while gazing at the remnants of a perfect sunset. The pier overlooks the Promenade Stage, which hosts live music throughout the season. We look forward to finishing the evening with sublime entertainment right on the premises. We awake and decide to start Wednesday by indulging in an experience with health-centric benefits. We visit the Montauk Salt Cave and enter this cavernous space whose surfaces are completely covered with pink Himalayan salt. During a 45-minute session, we settle into zero-gravity chairs and relax. The salt is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. We leave feeling serene Social Life


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and invigorated at the same time, the perfect balance. When we finish, it’s time for lunch, so we head over to the Westlake Fish House, where we dine while we enjoy watching the docked fishing boats unload their catch. Featuring local seafood, fish and chips, delicious chowder, and sushi, this lively dining spot is open every day for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. The live music offered here supports local artists such as the Lynn Blue Band, The Bastards of Boom, Jettykoon, and more. Next, we head over to Navy Beach, a seaside restaurant on a 200foot private beach in Montauk that offers coastal cuisine and casual dining. We spend the rest of the day sunbathing until it’s time for dinner. We enter and enjoy a nautical beach house atmosphere with soft colors, exposed wood, and vintage artwork. White-washed walls pair with massive wood beams from aged wooden ships. A 35-foot antique wooden bar anchors a large bar area and is complemented with white brick walls, hard wood floors, and panoramic windows overlooking the water. Comfortable banquette seating is located about the dining room. Nautical blue tables dot the restaurant while the focal points are the views of Block Island Sound and Gardiners Island beyond the wall of windows. We sample two signature dishes: the creamy Montauk clam and corn chowder and the heartier dry-aged, cowboy, bone-in ribeye, with seasonal charred mushrooms, garlic confit, and au poivre butter. We toast with the mixology-inspired cocktail the South Fork fizz. We finish the feast with house-made key lime pie. Thursday is overcast, so we decide to walk the town and do a little shopping. We enjoy a gourmet food truck experience, so popular these days. The Sea Bean is owned by Shawn Christman, a chef, and


his wife, Courtney. The menu changes weekly, but popular dishes include local fish in a batter made with Montauk Brewing Company IPA; a signature fish taco with shredded kale, charred scallions, champagne vinegar, roasted jalapeno, and lime sour cream with edible flowers. New on the menu is the D’Artagnan pulled pork sliders. Christman slow roasts a D’Artagnan suckling pig for eight hours, carves it off the bone, and serves it with Polynesian side dishes. This made for a very special outdoor food experience. Friday we awake energized and enjoy a lengthy beach jog, afterwards heading over to Duryea’s Lobster Deck to check out the menu prepared by the general manager and chef, Pierre Sudre, and his chef de cuisine, James Casey Darenberg. We hear that the authentic Montauk vibe of this historic fish market and lobster deck is like no other. Comfortable banquette seating and teak tables and chairs furnish the open deck overlooking the water. Scrumptious seafood is served family-style, and popular menu items are crab cakes, grilled or steamed lobster, a classic clam bake, Duryea’s famous lobster roll, soft shell crab po-boy, and seafood towers of raw bar and sushi. We enjoy a Belgian white brew beer from the Arbor Brewing Company in Long Island. Dureya’s new market adjacent to the Lobster Deck has a modern look with high ceilings accented by exposed wooden beams. We take long and luxurious naps poolside at the Montauk Yacht Club and in the evening dine at Arbor, where Pierre Sudre is also the general manager. This restaurant is becoming popular because of its understated elegance, Mediterranean-inspired menu, expansive wine list by the glass or bottle, nice selection of beer, and creative cocktails. Social Life



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Saturday morning brings blue skies and the scent of salty air. With several beaches to choose from, it’s hard to decide. While Lake Montauk is a small gentle beach with warm shallow waters, Gin Beach is located on Block Island Sound east of the jetty. We choose Gin Beach because of its calm waters and sparkling clean sand. The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East is located in a Tudor-style hotel that has 60 rooms, seven garden cabana suites, a heated pool, and lush gardens. It’s full-service restaurant, The Backyard, serves fresh, local, and sustainable seasonal cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. The Backyard also serves poolside. On cooler evenings, add a roaring fire pit, tiki torches, and lounging beds, and you have the perfect Hamptons atmosphere. The indoor dining room features white canvas director chairs with wood tables topped with brown kraft paper and white linen napkins. Art by local artists and photographers are showcased on the walls and changes regularly. We enjoy an appetizer of grilled Portuguese octopus with fingerling potatoes, oregano, harissa, caperberries, and lemon, followed by an entrée of cavatelli pasta with lobster meat, jumbo shrimp, oyster mushrooms, tomato ragu, and seasoned with tarragon. Our choices were both delicious and beautiful. The Backyard serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in season and has live music on weekends. Sunday’s bossa nova buffet brunch is accompanied by live Brazilian music. Each Saturday through Labor Day weekend, live music and a poolside D.J. will be on board. Sunday afternoon we enjoy a lovely sailing excursion thanks to Sail Montauk, a charter company and sailing school. It offers twoand three-hour private charters as well as two-day sailing courses, private sailing lessons, and a junior sailing camp. This takes up our day and brings yet another new experience to us, with possibilities to explore on return trips.

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For a return trip and a bit of culture, The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will be performing Peter and the Wolf on Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m., at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation and on Tuesday, August 1, 6 p.m., at the Children’s Museum of the East End. This production is a collaboration between the Hampton Ballet Theatre School, the Hampton Festival Orchestra, and a surprise guest narrator. The 25-piece orchestra is made up of professional musicians who hail from the East End, and will be conducted by the respected Dr. Andrew Perea. For our parting experience, we choose Zum Schneider, a Bavarian bierhaus and German restaurant in Montauk (and New York City) We enjoy a portion of obatzda: traditional Bavarian cheese spread made with brie, blue cheese, and beer, and topped with thinly sliced onions; radi: white radish, Swiss cheese, and pickles; and brezn: freshly baked imported Bavarian soft pretzel, which adds another taste and texture. We enjoy the whole package: GermanBavarian food, German beer on tap, and live music. With live bands every weekend and the house band, Mösl Franzi & the JaJaJa’s, playing regularly, we know that every visit will bring something new to enjoy. No need to unpack our travel toiletries upon our return home as we plan a trip back to this vibrant destination as soon as possible. Social Life

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o beat the summer heat, and for the ultimate in summer sipping, there is absolutely nothing more refreshing than the Cuban-inspired mojito. Traditionally, a mojito consists of five ingredients: white rum, simple syrup (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and muddled mint. We were inspired to elevate the standard mojito by adding fresh strawberries and turning this classic cocktail into a boozy summer sorbet. Try a new take on an old favorite this Fourth of July and make our strawberry mojito sorbet. This summer treat takes the refreshing flavors of the classic mojito to a whole new level.

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,, 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.

Strawberry Mojito Sorbet Ingredients: 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed and halved 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 1/2 limes) 3 tablespoons white rum 20 fresh mint leaves, use more if you want it extra minty Zest of one lime Instructions: Place the ice cream canister into a freezer at least one night before. Pour all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until cold — it takes about an hour. Remove canister from freezer and pour in ice cream mixture, and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you like a soft serve consistency, serve right away; for a classic consistency, freeze for 2 to 3 hours.

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“Tiny bubbles make me happy.” . . . well said, Don Ho! While Champagne has been the bubbly drink of choice for decades, we now enjoy the resurgence of its spritely Italian cousin, Prosecco. Lighter, more straightforward (not to mention easier on the wallet), Prosecco owes its accessible reputation to its streamlined method of production. If we want to get technical: secondary fermentation in steel tanks instead of bottles as is the case with Champagne. But it is no less delicious. Prosecco can range from extra tart and dry to fruitier, often boasting sumptuous notes of citrus and apricot, while the carbonation — called perlage — can be more or less creating a riot of texture. Prosecco used to be crafted exclusively from the Glera grape, but today has branched out to include the same fruit used to create Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. Yum. Some other fun facts: Prosecco has its origins in Ancient Rome, and is named for an actual town that is a suburb of Trieste, Italy, where it was famously associated with long life. There are 49 billion bubbles in one bottle — that’s a lot of Don Ho happy right there — and the cork pops at a speed of 25 mph. As the best gift of all: it has fewer calories than wine. Most important,

the Bellini — our favorite brunch drink of all time — was originally a Prosecco drink, created at the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1948. Take that, Champagne! The international guru mixologist and co-owner of Sweetwater Social, Justin Noel, relies on his vast bar-creation experience to fashion sumptuously unique Prosecco cocktails in partnership with the distinctive family of Mionetto Prosecco, one of Italy’s most famous Prosecco producers, and known globally for balanced acidity and clean, fruity finishes. For Noel, the Italian bubbly is the furthest thing from a fizzy afterthought, but the core flavor on which he builds his famed drinks. For the tartly refreshing Garden Party, take 1 ounce gin, 1/2 ounce honey syrup (equal parts honey to water and boil), juice from half a lime, two leaves of muddled basil, and two muddled cucumber dials, and shake with ice. Add 4 ounces of Brut Prosecco, strain into a highball or martini glass, garnish, and drink up! For the fruitier, wonderfully seasonal Lavender Blush, put fresh ice in your favorite highball or stemless cocktail glass. Add 2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice, 1/2 ounce lavender syrup, and 1 ounce of gin. Top off creation with Mionetto sparkling Rosé, and garnish with fresh or dried lavender or seasonal berries. While the 1-2-3 Orange Spritz (1 part soda water, two parts Aperol, 3 parts Prosecco) is a tantalizing, easy summer favorite, Noel’s Prosecco libation of choice is the Chin Up, a scotch-blended bubbly wonder. Put 1/4 ounce honey syrup, 1/2 ounce apple juice, and 1 ounce blended scotch in a mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass, top with Mionetto Prosecco, garnish with lemon spiral, and enjoy! This season’s best bubbly accessory is Prosecco. Cheers to long life! And to long, balmy summer days by the sea. Social Life








here aren’t many people who can drop the name Donald Trump as casually as Steve Carl can. It makes sense the two would be friends. In addition to their kinship in running successful empires, they possess a no-nonsense approach to success fuelled by an uncompromising commitment to being the absolute best at what they do. For Carl, that means running five of the most successful catering companies in the region: Carlyle on the Green, Carlyle of Lawrence, Carlyle at the Palace, Carlyle at the Omni, and Carlyle off the Green. (Of course, two of his highest profile ventures are his in-house restaurant Taste 99 at the On the Green location, and his partnership with the Donald, Trump on the Ocean at Jones Beach.) A 25-year veteran of the restaurant and catering business, Carl has seen — and done — it all. “I’m self made,” he says unapologetically. “I’m the son of a plumber and a housewife. I’ve raised four great kids. I’ve built many, many companies, having been involved in 42 to be exact. When you add that all up, it makes me very proud.” (It’s worth noting that Carl was named “Father of the Year” by a local organization in 2012.) With a penchant for business from the beginning (he earned a BS in business), Carl got his start in packaging by building a company that reached annual revenues in excess of $45 million. For him, though, that was more than a lifetime ago. If you ask which of those 42 businesses he has enjoyed most, he redirects to the one that is currently most successful:

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Carlyle on the Green and the other jewels of his catering dynasty. “It’s probably the most successful catering company on Long Island,” he says, noting that he has over 550 employees. “It’s where everyone wants to get married, have golf outings, host their corporate event . . . we do everything. And we do it well.” As for the Trump connection, he was pleased when he was approached by his friend’s presidential campaign to host a campaign event/party on Long Island. According to The New York Times, more than 18,000 sought tickets for the event held at Grumman Studios. Reportedly, only 12,000 got in, and Carl and his team were ready, as always, for the onslaught. “Trump was thrilled with the event and he made sure to thank me a number of times,” says Carl, acknowledging that Trump is a tough customer, so the bar was pretty high. “On the other hand, we are business partners. So, it wasn’t like he had to go to the Yellow Pages.” Carl concedes that whether it’s Trump or anyone else seeking to have the perfect event, none of it would be possible without his people. “I think what it all comes down to is that I’m good to work for. I’m a good businessman. I’m a good friend and a great father,” he says. “I have a good reputation, and I like making people happy. That all makes for a really great life.” Social Life



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Eve Xanthopoulos always had a passion for art and completed a coveted internship at the Marian Goodman Gallery. From voraciously learning about the artists and their work to curating homes of art lovers, she proceeded to create her own company, The Xanth Group, where she privately advises and curates art for her clientele. Aside from working closely as a business manager for legendary artist Chuck Close, Eve spends her time as an author, philanthropist, art advisor, and entrepreneur. Her range of interests extend across continents and issues, including health, the arts, the environment, and children.

It’s fascinating how you portray a wide range of characters, from a cowgirl to a corpse even. Do your ideas in your body of work stem from how you were raised? What are your thoughts on that, since your parents had a more conservative view on most things. I don’t think the choice of characters has anything to do with my upbringing. It’s more of an organic process how they evolve, maybe starting with just a wig or a prop. But I do feel that the very nature of what I do, transforming myself or disappearing into the characters, as it were, reflects on my family history — being the youngest of five by many years, I grew up feeling insecure about where I fit in, thus my desire to role-play as different people.

Has your use of makeup changed over the years in your body of work, since during your college years, makeup was a big no-no? Oh, totally. In the beginning, I hardly knew how to use makeup and actually never even thought about using it for anything other than enhancement, although I did use it more like a painter uses paint, changing angles on my face. But over the years, I just learned more and more. In college, in the early mid-’70s, makeup wasn’t cool since it wasn’t natural, but since I still secretly loved using it, it made perfect sense to use it in my work.

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You are brilliantly observant and notice subtleties among individuals. What do you think about how men and women today wear their clothes and makeup? I like that some —younger? — men are more comfortable with being experimental with their look. Women, too, of course, but I’m not so sure about the slutty look that comes in and out of fashion. Although honestly, when I was a teenager, hot pants were in and the dresses and skirts I wore were just barely past my ass. I don’t know how my mother was able to not say anything. But I wasn’t dressing that way to be sexy. It was just the fashion, so in my case there was an innocence to it; it wasn’t about trying to make men notice me. Back then you went to school at SUNY College at Buffalo, which was considered such a hot bed. What was that like for you? Not sure what you meant by hot bed — but the mix of people there at that time with the advent of Hallwalls [Contemporary

Arts Center], combined with the film/video department of SUNY Buffalo, and Linda Cathcart, the new young curator at the Albright Knox, it was an exciting and interesting time — plus all the artists that Hallwalls brought up to show, talk, or perform: that was my true education. When you started out, what inspired you the most? Has that changed now? Film has always been my biggest inspiration, but the media in general, I would say, continues to inspire me. Photographic imagery I suppose more than other arts, whether still or moving. You also did films of you starring in a movie. What did you enjoy the most about that experience? What did that bring out of you? I’m not sure exactly what films you’re referring to. That super early Doll Clothes animation? That was a project for an intro film course, and I did a couple of other experimental threeSocial Life



minute films around the same time, basically documenting what I would do with a still camera. Then I was in a couple of friends’ small productions. Usually I hated my acting and the way I looked. I had a small cameo in a John Waters film, which I was so proud to do, but, again, I think I was terrible (He asked me to just be myself, but I was so nervous and awkward. That was how being myself was, I guess). I just recently did a small film that is used as a backdrop to a Rufus Wainwright concert version of his opera, and that was the first time I liked what I saw. I do want to do more, but I want to direct, not necessarily act, though I might try both. Why is it that you’re the only artist of your generation or other generations since the 1960s who has never gone through a down period? Well, there’s still time.

You star in your own work, and yet you manage to reveal nothing of yourself. Well, I don’t see what I do as being about me. I’m losing myself in the work. so there’s nothing to reveal. Have you ever played a character that came close to who you really are? Yes, I suppose my latest works were closest to who I am. They were all aging women, some insecure and wistful about the past, some tough and determined about the future, some obliviously content with the present. I would say I’m a little of all that.





e recently interviewed pro-surfer turned art dealer, Tripoli Patterson, the founder and owner of Tripoli Gallery, Southampton.

What inspired you to open your gallery? I curated my first show when I was 20, which propelled me to do another show the following year. An opportunity opened up to show at a barn in Bridgehampton, and I was able to occupy the space for the entire summer. From there I did my first solo exhibition with the Puerto Rican artist Félix Bonilla Gerena, and we decided to do another show the following year. We were three months away from the opening night and didn’t have a space, so I went for it and signed a six-month lease. Felix was the main reason I signed that lease. He had dedicated nine months of his life working on a new series of paintings. I felt that I had to hold up my side of the conversation, so I jumped into it. At that point I didn’t know I was going to be there for eight years.

The next show I did was with Lisa de Kooning; it was her first ever show. In those six months, I put on approximately five shows — it was a very organic process. I like things to happen that way. I often feel that when we overthink things we find ourselves getting in our own way. How has your background in surfing influenced your art career? It developed my taste in what I like, due to what I was exposed to at such a young age. From tapestries to foods and colors in general, and places like Indonesia. When you are young and growing up, your mind is like a sponge, absorbing so much information. Social Life



Through those experiences, my taste and the type of art I admired evolved. At the same time, I’ve also met people during my surf trips who’ve influenced my art career, Ashley Bickerton in particular. He had recently moved to Bali, where I met him when I was 13 or 14 years old. We knew each other from the surfing circuit, but I didn’t know he was an artist at the time, just as I didn’t know I was going to be an art dealer later on in my life. Years later, when I went back to Bali, I was able to arrange a studio visit with him that consequently developed into doing shows together. It was really exciting to see the surf world collide with my current art world. He is probably one of the more established artists I’ve done a solo exhibition with. Due to our shared history and him having known me since I was a little kid, he was very open with me. He knew my agenda was as pure as his. Besides that, I try to keep my two worlds of surfing and art pretty separate, though it seems that they’re continually colliding as I get older.

today or 300 years ago. I’ve always loved timelessness in art.

Which artists inspire you in your daily life? All of the artists that are sincerely dedicated to their practice and their careers as artists. I think that goes for people outside of the art world — any individual that is dedicated to what their day-today practices are. I find that very inspirational. Doing something with part of their heart as opposed to seeing someone doing it with their whole heart makes a huge difference, and the results are very vivid. Those are the artists I admire, regardless of trends and social events. Their practice and their dedication to their artwork itself are above anything else.

I’m excited to work with them and introduce them to this community. I believe it is the responsibility of the gallery to show not only local artists, but expose new artists to the area. There’s an intimacy here, especially when you compare it to Chelsea, New York City, and the rest of the world.

What’s been the highlight of your career? That’s a good question. Becoming established and seen as a destination where artists that I look up to are reaching out to me, and inviting me over for studio visits. Also seeing my gallery through other people’s eyes. Sometimes it’s hard for me to view it from the point in which I’m standing. Seeing it from a third person’s perspective has been a highlight for me. I get the opportunity to see how respected my gallery is within the art world. All the decisions I’ve made up to this point — like staying true to the artist, whether that’s going to bring great financial results or not — that’s what I believe in and what I’m sticking with.

After that I’ll be doing my second solo show with my brother, the artist Yung Jake. The last show we did together in 2015 was a soldout show, so we’re excited to follow up on that previous success. We'll be showing his emoji portraits for the first time in hardcopy. I’ll then be doing a group show called August, which I’ll be putting together with Katherine Bernhardt. She was in a group show I did this past winter. My love for her work is constantly growing as I get to know her. She’s introduced me to a lot of new artists and will bring them from New York City to this community. The artist Quentin Curry, who is a close friend and lives out here, will also be included. In addition to Katherine Bernhardt and Quentin Curry, the other artists in the show are Yevgeniya Baras, Todd Bienvenue, Katherine Bradford, Jonathan Rajewski, and Claude Viallat.

What was the best piece of advice you received when opening your gallery and what advice would you give to any aspiring young gallerist? A piece of advice that has always stayed with me is something that Mary Heilmann said: “Keep the faith.” It might seem silly, but it has stuck in my mind. Believe in what you are doing. Time is a funny thing: it comes and goes quickly, but your belief is timeless. If you believe in what you’re doing then it’s just a matter of time before it facilitates itself to be able to work. I’ve also always looked up to people like Larry Gagosian. When I was 25 and hanging with him, he told me that when he was my age he was working at a BBB store. That was hugely inspirational as I thought, Well, I already have a gallery — I felt good about that.

What do you have coming up this summer? We just finished a show with Brooklyn-based sculptor Benjamin Keating. This was Benjamin’s first solo show so that’s always inspirational. He was very specific about who he was going to have his first show with, so I was honored to be that person.

Advice I would give to a young gallerist is to be as loyal with your artists as you expect them to be with you. Continually believe in the artists you show. Your relationships have to be stronger than the numbers; relationships are irreplaceable. They cannot be bought nor sold. Treat artists in a similar way to how you treat your collectors. Generating a pull on both ends is key. It is also crucial to trust your intuition and be specific in what you show. Ear muffle some of that excess noise and focus on what your instinct is telling you.

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Kevin Berlin in Florence, Italy, studio with The Dying Swan, and F*** You Ballerina, in progress. To be cast in bronze, 2017


evin Berlin’s works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Bill and Hillary Clinton, HRH Princesse Antonella de Orleans-Bourbon, Howard Lorber, and Henry Buhl. A Yale University alumnus, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and has been featured in The New York Times, Shanghai Daily, BBC Radio, and over 40 television stations across the United States. Kevin Berlin’s recent solo exhibitions include shows in London, New York, and The Hague. Berlin is represented by RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton. Kevin Berlin and ballet: Berlin has worked with some of the most famous dancers and theaters in the world, including the Kirov Ballet, Saint Petersburg; and the National Opera and Ballet in Kiev, Ukraine.

His monumental portraits in cast bronze and glass have been posed for by Anastasia Volochkova, Maestro Luciano Pavarotti, and Maestro Valery Gergiev. Berlin’s most recent ballet exhibition, The End of the World, took place this January at the Florence Dance Center in Italy. Kevin Berlin lives and works in Southampton and Florence, Italy. In the Hamptons, you might be best known as the guy who wears a top hat but in the art world you’re known for painting, sculpture, and performance art. I love working in every medium. If I like the color, I paint it. Social Life



Kevin Berlin, F*** You Ballerina (small version), cast bronze, 33 in. x 17 x 16 in., 2016

If I like the form or movement, I sculpt it. Maybe the message requires music, green body paint, laser guns, or the drama of a live audience. In every case, the message comes first. Artists have a responsibility to draw attention to important social issues, whether it’s saving the tigers from extinction or the misuse of smartphones. Your sculpture at first impression seems traditional. That’s on purpose, to draw you in. Once you’re paying attention, I hope to start a contemporary conversation. All of my sculpture is narrative. Every sculpture tells a story. This basic premise of communicating your ideas or feelings with sculpture has been done for a long time. In ancient Egypt, pharaohs built over-sized monuments and obelisks to tell their story. The Poseidons and Venuses of the Greco-Roman period and the religious sculptures of the Renaissance all strongly reflected important issues of their time.

Kevin Berlin with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Baryshnikov Art Centre, YoungArts Gala, New York 2005

You’ve been working with the theme of classical ballet for more than fifteen years. How did you get started? It started in Montana in 1989. I was working on some figure drawings and I happened to find a classical ballerina to pose. I wanted her to do something that a ballerina would never do. So I asked her to fall down. The results were inspiring because they were completely outside of a dancer’s repertoire of movement. In fact, if a ballerina falls down, she generally loses her job. You spent a whole year backstage in 2003 with the legendary Kirov Ballet in Saint Petersburg. Yes, I woke up in Italy one morning, and decided to move to Russia and paint ballerinas. It happened to be the 300th anniversary of the founding of Saint Petersburg and my theater of choice, the Mariinsky, was a true mecca for ballet as Tchaikovsky

Kevin Berlin with Kirov Ballet dancers: Evgenia Obraztsova, Ekaterina Kondaurova, Ksenia Dubrovina, and Olesya Novikova. Swan Lake, Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2003

composed the music for Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, which were first performed at this theater. By some small miracle, mostly because I knew nothing about ballet, I was invited backstage. It was a sink or swim situation. In the end, I got an education about ballet not available in any school and ended up working personally with over 40 dancers, many who have since left an important mark on classical ballet. Your first themes were about private moments for the dancers backstage and between acts. I focused on the interior and secret life of a dancer, not those moments on stage, but rather private moments, such as rehearsing and about to go on stage. My first important ballet works had titles such as The Last Thing That Dies Is Hope, The Happy Ending, and Fear of Falling. So you’ve been sculpting figures and large-scale outdoor pieces in bronze for almost thirty years. When did you start sculpting ballet? Actually, last year. I started my new series, The End of the World, which features the secret and hidden thoughts of classical dancers. In the works, the dancers do pretty much everything their mothers told them not to do. There are dancers doing everything from eating Nutella to jumping off bridges. The first major exhibition opened in Florence, Italy, this past January, and I am very pleased to be presenting new works at RJD Gallery’s new space in Bridgehampton this summer. Tell us about some of the new works. All of the new sculptures are based on stories that dancers have told me in private. I have discovered that many of these stories have a universal element to them that applies not just to the ballet world but also to the hopes, dreams, and fears of all people. The F*** You Ballerina, for example, asks a question: When is the right time to express yourself and when is it better to remain silent?




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arlier this summer, Social Life became fascinated with the type of planning that goes into those luxe auctions that we all love to attend . . . and, if we’re lucky, we walk away with a one-of-a-kind item. We discovered that the people at the forefront as well as behind the scenes of these spectacular events is Go Charity, a company known for involvement with both live and silent auctions for such do-gooder luminaries as Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps’ Foundation, Naples Winter Wine Festival, Autism Speaks, Jewish Family Services, Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund, St. John’s University, Make A Wish, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, New Orleans Wine & Food Festival, National Football Foundation, and hundreds more. Go Charity is going on its 18th year of teaming up with clients around the world as a unique consignment-based vendor and auction-management firm for all event needs. “If you live in the Hamptons, it’s impossible not to be involved in some sort of charity, and in most cases, Hamptonites are involved in or attend several each season. What they discover is that not all silent or live auctions are created equal,” says Darran Brown, the CEO of Go Charity. “What we bring to every event is a quality auction experience. We believe every person who sees our selection will find a few items that are sure to press their impulse button. It’s quality over quantity that Go Charity believes in, and the results speak for themselves.” Social Life wanted to learn even more and recently sat with Brown to understand not only what makes him tick, but to gain a little insight into the world of high-end charity auctions. What was your impetus for starting Go Charity? I recognized a need and created a solution. Auctions at events were a bit stale mainly due to the fact that soliciting quality auction items seemed to become ever more challenging in recent years, so we wanted to enhance auctions by making them more exciting and profitable. What really sets Go Charity apart? Our core strength and what we believe in is our ability to analyze the client’s needs and deliver on a commitment. What’s the most impressive event you’ve ever partnered with? Easy. Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation gala in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It was a spectacular event to be a part of,

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rom finding the perfect venue to selecting the right florist, celebrity, or theme, planning your dream event is no easy feat. Brett Galley and her creative, clever, and sometimes outrageous team of artists always go above and beyond the call of duty to take your big day to the next level. Being that a theatrical background is required to work at POP, it’s no surprise that they always deliver the wow factor with flawless precision. With offices in Greenwich, New York City, and London, Brett and her team (all women, all with backgrounds in the creative arts, and several who have been with her from the start) have feted, dazzled, and celebrated the likes of Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, and many more notable names. They’ve designed and produced parties for Cirque du Soleil, American Express, the Museum of Modern Art, Robin Hood Foundation, and others. Social Life sat down with Brett to learn more about her secrets to success. Hollywood POP is known for out-of-the-box extraordinary events. How do you all go about making your clients’ events into works of art? Hollywood POP has a creative team with years of experience behind every job. We’re risk takers with new ideas to create something bespoke that guests have often never seen before. Our team researches and explores the latest trends, talents, and designs from around the world. The goal is to make every event memorable. What is one of the most innovative themes you’ve developed into an event? There have been so many innovative ones, but one of our favorites was creating a “Best in Show” birthday-themed event for a client who adored her dogs. Each table featured a variety of framed custom caricatures of her dogs and hobby/lifestyle of the client — dog at yoga, dog playing tennis, mommy dog, etcetera. An incredible “Best in Show” ice sculpture trophy was the centerpiece of the venue. The cake was an intricate dimensional dog crowned with a blue ribbon. The setting had a lovely water view in a magical tent with elegant cream chiffon and a gold sparkle star print. The evening climaxed with an extreme painter who created a giant masterpiece in a matter of minutes of the guest of honor with her beloved dogs, all set to music.

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eff Bridgman, the country’s foremost seller of antique American flags, political textiles, folk art, and memorabilia, is out to preserve history and draw attention to the beauty and importance of Old Glory. He has been a passionate collector since his early childhood, when he became enamored with American history. As a youngster, Bridgman went on countless trips to national landmarks and battlefields and was always on the lookout for hidden treasures. He hunted and hoarded bottle caps and beer cans, always keeping a watchful eye out for the “good ones.” It was only natural that Bridgman would combine his passion for accumulating collectibles and his encyclopedic knowledge of our nation’s history and make it his lifelong career! Now 49-years-old and headquartered in historic York County, Pennsylvania, Bridgman is the largest collector and dealer of antique American flags and textiles in the nation, most dating back to the 19th century. Among his clients are many bold-faced names, including Michael Bloomberg, Jon Bon Jovi, Ralph Lauren, Barbra Streisand, and the Clintons. Always on the lookout for rare, unique, and one-of-a-kind items, Bridgman recently paid a record-breaking $275,000 for an 1856 James Buchanan portrait campaign flag at Heritage Auction’s Washington and the Founding Fathers sale in Dallas, Texas. “The rarity of this particular flag was off the charts,” said Bridgman. “It was actually one of 46 flags used in a procession of tradesmen. I have never owned an 18th-century flag; almost nothing exists of that period — inside or outside of institutions — and this actually had Washington’s name on it. Simply amazing.”

WEEDWORLD Lighting artist Bentley Meeker, who has shown at the Whitney Museum and the National Arts Club, returned to his Canadian roots with the pot-themed show Weedworld. Meeker created an immersive experience in a room filled with a blizzard of marijuana leaves created with light. The installation was featured at the #Grassland exhibition at The Penticton Art Gallery. The show explored the culture, history, and economic impact of marijuana on society.

THE SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER As an artist, Meeker is on fire. He has lit the Temple at Burning Man and been a featured artist at the Southampton Arts Center with his Flame to Now I exhibition, a conceptual look at light and its differing effects on us “My work has always centered on the thesis that different kinds of light affect us in unique ways. The journey is a consistent exploration into the nuances of light and the reaction, tacit or explicit, that it engenders within us,” says Meeker. The New York-based artist has also illuminated everything from Chelsea Clinton’s and Melissa Rivers’ respective weddings to state dinners at the White House. Growing up between the United States, the Bahamas, and Canada, Meeker was exposed to various forms of light from around the world. When he was 14, he moved to Manhattan. “I remember thinking of all the ways you could play with and manipulate light when I first felt the pull to it,” remembers Meeker. “The things I’ve discovered over the years that can be done with light have blown my mind and as I dig deeper it never stops evolving.”

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