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Social Life June 2018
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June in the Hamptons is a great time. It gives you a chance to enjoy yourself before the big summer rush in July and August. Some New Yorkers shun the Hamptons during June, thinking it’s too cold, but I think they’re missing out. June weather is just fine, with many beautiful days to spend at the beach and pursue the outdoor activities available here. Getting away each weekend makes your summer longer, giving you extra weeks to refresh and do the things you enjoy the most. The most exciting social happening in June is Polo Hamptons. On Saturday, June 30, Rachel Zoe will host Polo Hamptons, a polo match and cocktail party in Bridgehampton. This will be the pinnacle event of the summer and I recommend attending. For more information and to buy tickets go to polohamptons.com In addition to Polo, a full array of events will occur throughout the month. Because summer weekends are limited, and there’s so much to do, it’s important to plan your time so that you really get to enjoy each day you spend out East. My advice is to limit your weekend time in the digital world. Look at your phone only twice per day over the weekend, and disconnect from social media and texting. Make your plan for the weekend and stick to it! With July Fourth approaching fast, put the brakes on your busy life and spend some long weekends in the Hamptons . . . before summer is over! Justin Mitchell
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
Devorah Rose, Nomi Ellenson Photography
— William Arthur Ward
Being in the Hamptons creates a special feeling. It’s the reason everyone loves to come out East. Sometimes you feel it as a burst of joy in your chest while eating ice cream with your kids at BuddhaBerry in Sag Harbor. Sometimes it’s the flow of total relaxation when you settle into a perfect spot at Coopers Beach. Other times it’s a perfect sunset that makes the hairs on your arms tingle because the sublime explosion of color over the farmlands is the most powerful canvas one can behold. What all these moments have in common is that your senses are celebrating the glorious privilege of being in the Hamptons. The East End provides consistent awe-inspiring sensory rapture. The people who take it for granted know that the Hamptons feels good but aren’t sure why. Then there are those who are keenly aware of what a great privilege it is to live out here and enjoy this magical place. The writer William Arthur Ward described withholding gratitude best when he wrote, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” With that sentiment in mind, we should all ask ourselves what cause we are championing. How are we making the world a better place? We all have a responsibility to give back. This weekend I hope everyone who enjoys the Hamptons finds a meaningful way of giving back the joy they feel here. Have a happy weekend. With love,
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WA T C H E S By Jonathan Valdez
Your timepiece is something that is very personal. Treat yourself to a watch that showcases how fabulous and unique you are! Find these watches at London Jewelers, 2 Main Street, East Hampton, 631.329.3939
HERMÈS Orange Cape Cod stainless steel case with smooth orange calfskin strap Price upon request
CARTIER Panthere De Cartier 18k rose gold and black lacquer $22,900
BULGARI Surpenti 18k turquoise, mother-of-pearl, and diamonds $52,000
JAEGER-LECOULTRE Rendez-Vous Celestrial 18k white gold with diamonds and leather strap Price upon request Social Life
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J E W E L RY By Jonathan Valdez
Shake things up this summer with a fun pair of earrings that pack a punch. They will keep you smiling from ear to ear. Find these earrings at London Jewelers, 2 Main Street, East Hampton, 631.329.3939
DAVID WEBB Tool Chest Spiral Nail 18k yellow gold with diamonds $14,500
B POINT 18k yellow gold with diamonds, opal, and tanzanite $15,180
Enchante 18k rose gold drops with diamond framed turquoise $14,520
18k yellow gold with diamonds $4,880 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.
BLUE & CREAM
This shop is a staple in the Hamptons and has served in the area for over 70 years and three generations. Rose Jewelers features a selection of quality classic and contemporary jewelry and gifts. The shop also offers expert jewelry repair services. Stop in for some sparkle this summer. 57 Main Street, Southampton
B&C is a hip fashion boutique for men and women featuring upscale designer lines and the house brand. The shop is the perfect place to pick up sleek essentials from tee-shirts to swimsuits. B&C is the brainchild of entertainment marketer Jeffrey Goldstein, who defined the B&C lifestyle by appealing to the Hamptonites’ jet-set existence. 60 On The Circle, East Hampton
TENET This urban and ultra cool spot carries clothes from brands like A.P.C. and Helmut Lang. Items are hung on industrial copper piping, alongside a swanky selection of art pieces, books, and furniture. 91 Main Street, Southampton
MEN THAT TREND By MJ Pedone
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he month of June makes us think about Father’s Day, graduations, Gemini and Cancer birthdays, and spending time celebrating with our loved ones. These trendy items made it to the top of my list!
TOMMY BAHAMA MARITIME Drawing inspiration from the pleasure of sailing, Maritime is an ode to the dynamism and power of the sea. A fresh, invigorating fragrance for the spirited explorer, it blends aromatic botanicals with intriguing complexity for a scent that evokes warm trade winds over crystal clear waters. This captivating scent has zesty top notes of citrusy bergamot, sweet lavender, fresh pink pepper, and clary sage, followed by a floral bouquet of water lily, jasmine, violet leaf, geranium, and ambergris. The fragrance is rounded out with cedarwood, sandalwood, musk, and moss to create a long-lasting and invigorating scent. $80; tommybahama.com
ARMANI CHINOS IN GABARDINE
ARMANI SUEDE SLIP-ON
ARMANI SWIM SHORTS
These light and versatile stretch gabardine trousers are perfect for relaxing at home or in a perfect outdoor setting. These chinos have an easy-to-wear fit and look good on most men. $975; armani.com
These slip-on sneakers feature a contemporary design in an exquisite texture. The colored thick rubber sole is a functional element that adds to the comfort and versatility of this model. $645; armani.com
Stylish and sexy, the Giorgio Armani swim shorts come in a soft fabric with elasticized drawstring waist, breathable holes, and the iconic Giorgio Armani signature on the front. $275; armani.com Social Life
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THE HOT LYSST By Lyss Stern
Lyss Stern, the CEO and founder of DivaMoms.com — New York’s premier socializing network for moms and moms-to-be — shares her picks for Hamptons moms this month. Instagram @diva_moms
FOR #DIVADADS TUNE UP Nothing says the perfect day more than listening to some good music with a warm summer breeze. And for the techy dad, having the best quality sound is key. KUBE is the first-ofits-kind wireless speaker designed for the outside world. Whether on a yacht, in a park or at the beach, the high-tech music player is completely wireless and has a battery that lasts all day. It also has a clean design aesthetic and weatherproof construction, making it a natural fit for outdoor environments. $2,000; kubesound.com
LUXE LAPTOP Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean dad doesn’t have work to do. But having the right computer can make leaving the office a little easier. The LG gram Z980 is an ultra-portable yet durable laptop that you can squeeze into your weekend bag. The 15” LG gram weighs less than 2.4 pounds, and you can hold it with just two fingers. Plus, it lasts almost a full day on a single charge, so you can worry less about finding a power outlet. Bonus: it keeps the kids entertained while traveling. $2,000; lg.com
BREW-TIFUL GIFT Does dad love finding the next craft beer? Then he’s going to love Stillwater artisanal ales. The founder and brewmaster, Brian Strumke, has a unique way of brewing — he uses other brewers’ facilities to create different products, some domestically and some across the globe, a term dubbed as “gypsy brewing.” Each beer is a reflection
of Brian’s creativity, and he works with Stillwater’s in-house designer to feature one-of-a-kind artwork on each can. The Hopvine Bling, for example, is a dry-hopped Berliner weisse with sauvignon blanc grapes. $3.99/bottle, $11.99/four-pack; 12percentimports.com
GO GLAMPING Summer is all about experiencing the great outdoors, and there’s no better way to do that than camping. But it doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. Retro-modern at heart, Happier Camper delivers adventure and ground-breaking flexibility. The HC1 model is the result of a lifetime of enthusiasm and years of careful design. The modular interior comes standard along with features such as a huge rear hatch, wide entry door, classic fenders, honeycomb fiberglass floor, and large panoramic windows. The ultra-light camper is the ultimate travel accessory — oozing year-round road trip. $18,950 (base price); happiercamper.com
SHINE ON Aside from a bathing suit, sunglasses are the biggest way to make a fashion statement in the summer. Randolph’s Infinity Collection is just the way to do that. Handcrafted in Massachusetts, the eyewear comes in six cool new metallic lens colors and nine great new frame hues. The subtle reflective lens tints and unique frame finishes are perfectly paired to stand out and engineered to last. Each pair is hand-assembled in a six-week process with over 200 steps. In fact, Randolph is the only brand that to date holds a U.S. military eyewear contract. $210; randolphusa.com/infinity Social Life
FOR KIDS SNACK TIME Your kids want yummy snacks, and you want treats that are good for them. Unfortunately, those don’t always go together. Luckily, MadeGood Granola Minis are nutritious and delicious snacks that will make both of you happy. They’re made in a dedicated facility free of the eight common allergens, are gluten-free, organic, Non-GMO Project verified, and contain the nutrients of one full serving of vegetables in each serving. Oh, and they come in five delicious flavors, including strawberry, apple cinnamon, chocolate banana, chocolate chip, and mixed berry. About $4.50/six-pack of 5 oz boxes; amazon.com
HIP HYDRATION It’s important to keep your kids hydrated during the summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with it. Tervis drinkware comes in a variety of sizes — from tumblers and sippy cups to water bottles — and thousands of designs. You can even personalize them with photos, names, and more, and they will keep your cold drinks cold all summer long. You’ll love them so much, you might want to design some for yourself! $10 to $40; tervis.com
GAME ON Summer is great for spending time outdoors, but those rainy days do happen. Why not take that time to teach your kids a classic skill-based game: chess.
The book Chess for Chicas: How to Play Chess and Love It was created by nine-year-old Sophie Gutter to familiarize girls with the necessary rules related to chess. Simple and smart. She even produced her own hot pink and yellow polka dot chess set for girls. Her idea is to learn it, then love it! $24.99; chessforchicas.com
DRESSED TO IMPRESS Finding kids clothes that are both functional and fashionable can be a challenge. That’s why Design History’s girls’ line is so amazing. The company, known for its super soft cashmere sweaters at an attainable price, created an amazing collection for kids from size 2T to XL. Designs include eyewhimsical leggings, jackets, and girly dresses. Think sparkles, hearts, and faux-furs. A favorite? The denim romper with colorful fringe. $40; bloomingdales.com
SWING INTO SUMMER Upgrade your swing this summer. Super Spinner is a contemporary upgrade on outdoor swinging, featuring a round curved seat, adjustable double-braided ropes, and weather-resistant clips, making for a safer and more comfortable ride. It’s great for one or two kids, engineered to hold up to 200 pounds, and available in fun colors like green, blue, red, purple, pink, and yellow. Best of all, the swings are built to withstand the elements. $49.99 to $89.99; amazon.com
YOU’RE ALL SET WITH WHAT TO BUY THIS MONTH, BUT HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR WHAT TO DO BEFORE HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL.
While new restaurants are opening all the time, why not stick with a classic once in a while? Nick & Toni’s, in East Hampton, has been around since 1988 and still serves up the best seasonal fare using ingredients from the restaurant’s oneacre organic garden.
Located about a five-minute walk from Montauk’s village and the beach, Solé East Resort is perfect for a romantic getaway. The hotel is housed in a landmark American Tudor building with renovated bungalow-like rooms and garden cabana suites. You can lounge by the heated pool with oversized St-Tropez style lounge beds and dine at the healthy full-service restaurant bar called Backyard.
Enjoy an afternoon of art this month. Laurie Anderson, the recipient of the 2011 Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts, will be showcased in all gallery spaces at Guild Hall, in East Hampton. The avant-garde visual art projects are sure to be inspiring.
R U N WAY By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
Fanny Packs! The fanny pack is so not nerdy anymore and is a look that is here to stay. This summer the once-shunned tourist bag is making a huge splash in major designer collections ranging from Gucci to Balenciaga. Incorporate it into your everyday wardrobe this summer and style it with a power suit to wear to work, or to lunch or the beach with a flowery dress. The possibilities are endless. Wear it as a belt bag or a cross-body satchel. The bag is also incredibly functional. This is a trend for everyone and anyone.
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ACCESSORIES By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
Go Geometric Pops of fiery red have been back on trend for the past three seasons now, and it doesn’t appear that the cherry colored trend is going away any time soon. Go for the Balenciaga Red Knife over-the-knee boots for a dramatic look. Or for the more demure dressers out there, incorporate it subtly into your wardrobe and rock the Dolce & Gabbana White Amore Energy sneakers with red hearts.
Gentle Monster Gold & Red Vector Sunglasses $250
Gucci Red Grosgrain Bow Brooch $390
Dolce & Gabbana White Amore Energy Sneakers $895
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ACCESSORIES By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
Calvin Klein Red Dennis Hopper Bandana Scarf $140
Balenciaga Red Everyday Campaign Wallet $650
Balenciaga Red Knife Over-the-Knee Boots $1,690
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CORINTHIA HOTEL ST. PETERSBURG By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
ou’ll be surprised how much of St Petersburg you can see in just 24 hours. So arm yourself with comfortable shoes and a great hotel to call home. Once you arrive in the city, check into the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg. The grand interiors drenched in black marble, plush purple velvet, and dim red lighting echoes the audacious style of the city. After you settle in and have a coffee, head out to the famous Nevsky Prospect (the city’s main boulevard), located just outside the Corinthia Hotel. Then, after a little stroll, request, an Uber and head to The State Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage is something out of a fairy tale! Start at the Winter Palace, one of its main buildings, where you will encounter lavish gold carvings and rooms so stunning you will be distracted momentarily from the surrounding art work. Before you go, be sure to check out the Peacock Clock from the collection of Catherine the Great. If only Instagram existed during those times! Next, head to The State Russian Museum and check out the collection of Russian art ranging from medieval religious icons to avant-garde works by Kandinsky. For lunch head to Kvartirka if you seek a taste of the former USSR. The café is known for its soviet-style décor, complete with soviet-style paneling, soviet films, and a Russian bar experience. After lunch head to the wonderful Church of the Spilled Blood.
This is an architectural landmark of central St. Petersburg and a unique monument to Alexander II, called Alexander the Liberator. Tsar Alexander was mortally wounded by a grenade that an anarchist conspirator had tossed into his carriage. They say you can still see his dried blood in the grout of the tiles. Then head to St. Isaac’s Cathedral nearby, and get ready to be impressed by its enormous size and striking interior. If you want to work off lunch, climb to the top for panoramic views of the city. Head back to the Corinthia Hotel to get dressed for an elegant evening in the city. Before heading to dinner, be sure to enjoy a cocktail and listen to live music performed every evening in the hotel’s grand lobby. Have dinner at the hotel in its chic Imperial Restaurant. It serves superb Russian cuisine in the most lavish setting overlooking Nevsky Prospect. After dinner you must head to the historic Mariinsky Theatre for one of its world-famous ballet or opera performances. After the Mariinsky, head back to the Corinthia and grab a night cap in the hotel’s regal bar, where live jazz music is played every night! This is the perfect way to unwind from the lively day before slipping into well-earned, restorative night’s sleep. Corinthia Hotel corinthia.com Social Life
LIGHT ON SHADOW Fine Art Imagery by Shawn Heinrichs Curated by Matthew Hockley Smith
MAY 25 – JULY 16, 2018
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SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY EDITION By Anthony Michael
Son of a Tailor T-shirts sonofatailoer.com
It’s Father’s Day, and you’re still conflicted on the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for the guy in your life. Tarry not! You may have noticed that guys are beginning to take their tee-shirts seriously. Gone are the days of Hanes and Fruit of the Loom, at the complete other end of the spectrum is Son of a Tailor, a Swedish knock-out that makes bespoke tees to your exact measurements, from the highest quality materials in the world. Iconic and essential, a tee-shirt is the foundation of every outfit . . . these perfectly fitted stunners aren’t even a splurge at under $50 each. Get your guy a gift card and recommend a pique polo while you’re at it. $48–$64
Peter Manning NYC Complete Wardrobes petermanningnyc.com
As a short guy, I don’t necessary like to think of myself as challenged but rather very, very special. Shopping for a short guy doesn't always feel so special, though. If you or your man is brought down by typical Euro and State-side sizes, Peter Manning NYC is a perfect pick-me-up. With complete wardrobes styled for short(er) guys, Peter Manning has distinguished itself as a go-to designer for the 30 million of us who measure in at 5’8” or under. They know that it’s not just about shortening pants and sleeves; it’s about details. As for the look, it’s best described as classic American, with a dash of NYC style.
Rugged & Dapper ruggedanddapper.com
The personal grooming space for men has become crowded — almost claustrophobic. So, it’s exciting when a brand comes along that hits all of the high notes. The husband-and-wife team behind Rugged & Dapper strongly believe men should start and end their day both looking and feeling good. Their products deliver. Take the online questionnaire for personal recommendations. I’m currently using the 50/50 kit, and it’s 100% working. $10–$118
OK, with booze you’re taking the easy way out . . . and that’s all right. Here’s a couple of recommendations this season.
sans [ceuticals] Bio Active Body Exfoliant and Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil sansceuticals.com
In the market for something a little more exotic? sans [ceuticals], a New Zealand brand, is marketed to women, but as we all know, just about all body products are uni. This company approaches skin and hair care as a ritual, and, yes, your mister will enjoy this sacrament. Lather him up with the Bio Active Body Exfoliant, a vitamin rich concoction that is potent and restorative. Finish him off with the Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil, which boosts hydration, minimizes pores and smooths skin. At the end of the day, it really just smells insanely good. $39–$42
3 Kilos Vodka the finest liquor stores or 3kilos.com
The brainchild of a Manhasset couple, this exclusive vodka comes in a bottle shaped like gold bullion, paying homage to the 1937 opening of the Fort Knox Bullion Depository. Made from Dutch wheat, expertly blended and polished off by blending with exceptionally pure water, 3 Kilos is nudging out the old standby vodkas. If flavor is your poison, you absolutely must try 3 Kilos Coco Gold, made from fresh coconuts. $30
Clase Azul Reposado Tequila shopwinedirect.com Clearly, this is the month’s piece de resistance. Once you’ve delighted in the agave, let the artist in you emerge. Created by a team of artisans in Mexico, each one-of-a-kind bottle takes about two weeks to make. The label is removable, making way for homemade lamps, vases, or candle holders. The bottles are also adorned with a lid that contains a bell. This may come in handy after your guy has imbibed, gotten crafty, and swooned from all the fun. $99.99
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BEAUTY By Jeanette Zinno
Take Me with You: Mini Travel Essentials Summer has finally arrived and with that we’re happily anticipating long beach days and sun-kissed skin, so save your skin and space in your travel makeup bag with these miniature-sized warm-weather beauty products.
SPF GOALS Shiseido’s Clear Stick UV Protector WetForce SPF 50+ provides sun protection on the go from UV rays, and the formula becomes enhanced by water or sweat. Basically, the more you sweat or enjoy water activities, the stronger the shield’s function gets. Genius! Neiman Marcus, $28
SWEET SCENT Don’t leave home without your Jo Loves by Jo Malone fragrance paintbrush, a gel formula that is brushed onto the skin to hold the fragrance. The mini tube comes in scents like White Rose & Lemon Leaves and Green Orange & Coriander and dries in seconds after being applied. Sephora, $55
SOLID SKINCARE Here’s your entire skincare routine in a small travel bag by MILK MAKEUP. The B.O.S.S. skincare set consists of four tiny solid skincare sticks that will cleanse, tone, brighten, hydrate, and de-puff at once. The kit includes a matcha cleanser, matcha toner, watermelon serum, and cooling water. Sephora, $49
SOFTEST POUT Piña coladas = summer in a glass. Buff and moisturize lips this summer with the piña colada lip polish from Niu Body. The formula is made with sugar to exfoliate lips, while the rich oils will moisturize your pout. niubody.com, $10 Social Life
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Escape to Paradise
oined as a small slice of France in the tropics, St. Barth (aka St. Barths and St Barts) is one of the Caribbean’s most upscale islands and is fully functioning post Hurricane Irma, featuring worldclass villas, hotels, spas, shopping, fine dining, and leisure activities, including nautical sports and cultural events. At eight square miles, the island is adorned with beautiful inlets and bays of soft white sand that provide a breathtaking backdrop for families, couples, and adventure seekers. From New York, take a direct flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and hop on a private charter with Tradewind Aviation; you’ll be relaxing on the beach in no time. Most accommodations are located only a few minutes’ driving distance from the airport, including Villa Marie Saint Barth. The 23-room property from famed French hotelier and interior designer Madame Jocelyne Sibuet, founder of Maisons + Hotels Sibuet, has reopened with two new extravagant villas, an updated spa menu, and its famous restaurant. Located in a private location high above Flamands Bay, Villa Marie Saint Barth offers the sense of staying at a chic villa with a mix of colonial and bohemian Gypset design, exuding authentic French charm and intimacy. Villa Marie
Saint Barth offers individually decorated bungalows and villas, some with private pools and all with sea views or luxury garden views. After a sun-filled day spent at Saline Beach, moments of bliss await at Pure Altitude Spa. A decor of seashells on a turquoise background immerses guests in an ocean of well-being. The spa offers personalized treatments, including its pure coconut ritual, an aftersun repairing treatment that includes a steam room session, followed by a coconut pulp scrub and wrap, and ending with a coconut oil massage. If you want to completely relax, try the hot seashell massage, which combines manual techniques with hot oil, aided by warm seashells, soothing the nerves and muscles. The elegant French ethos of the François Plantation restaurant is at the center of the hotel, serving classic French specialties with a distinctive island influence by the chef Emmanuel Motte. Guests can also try the exceptional selection of rums and Cuban cigars at the hotel bar and lounge in the tranquility of the garden that provides an oasis of calm amid lush tropical flora, perfect for lunch and an afternoon dip in the pool. saint-barth.villamarie.fr; 800.490.0271.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT By L. A. Dawson
L.A. Dawson is the author of articles, self-help books, and novels. She is also an inspirational speaker and resides in New Jersey with four happy canine friends. @authorladawson | authorladawson.com
I try to make my morning coffee anti-inflammatory, by adding a delicious golden paste made from turmeric powder. Turmeric has positive health benefits and will add an aromatic spicy twist to your regular morning ritual. The recipe is as follows.
often wonder if carefully thinking about the foods we eat would change our eating habits. Many of us have aches and pains that annoy us. Some of us have gut issues that wreak havoc with our bodies. It’s worth thinking about the cause and effect of what we consume. The connection has been scientifically proven, but are we willing to make a few dietary changes to feel our best? Inflammation could be at the root of these problems. Certain foods are anti-inflammatory and are helpful to lessen pain or stomach issues that may plague us. With summer upon us, healthy and tasty options are available. While enjoying the foods, it could be helpful to keep a journal so that you can see which ones agree with you and which ones increase your issues. This is the perfect time to eat a cool crisp salad made with swiss chard, kale, and arugula. Top it with some grilled salmon, beets, and blueberries. Make a salad dressing with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, walnuts, cinnamon, grated or powdered turmeric, and grated ginger. Dress the salad and sprinkle with a few chia seeds. You have just created an anti-inflammatory powerhouse, which is beautiful as well. Enjoy your artistry! Vegan dieters can substitute a bevy of steamed vegetables for the salmon. Roasted broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, or cauliflower are delicious alternatives.
½ cup turmeric powder 1 cup water 1/3 cup coconut oil 2–3 tablespoons black pepper 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1–2 teaspoons vanilla 1 tablespoon honey or pure maple syrup to sweeten
Heat the water and oil in a pot until warm. Add the spices and sweetener. It will form a thin or thick paste depending on the products you used. Either version works. Often the paste hardens to a colorful layered mix with the oil on top. If it hardens, just slice off a piece, which will melt in your coffee or warmed nut/dairy milk. It keeps in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can start with a small amount of golden paste, working up to 1/2 tablespoon of golden paste for each cup of your warm beverage. If you like, add sweetener to taste. Golden paste makes your drink very filling and feels more like a meal. Eating cleaner for your body’s requirements can make you feel lighter and possibly avoid future health issues. Now is the ideal time to test new healthier food options. A beautiful plethora of colors on your plate is sure to please even the most discerning palate. Social Life
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DON’T GET WIGGED OUT By Katherine Pearson
r. Keith R. Durante M.D., “Remember, it’s F.A.C.S., is a rarity in the world of hair transplantation. His much easier to be pedigree — as a highly-trained, board-certified, general surgeon, proactive and keep with over 25 years’ experience in general and micro-vascular surgeries your hair than — gives him advanced insight and regrow it.” skill in the area of hair loss prevention and hair restoration procedures. In our 2018 Memorial Day issue, we discussed the satisfaction Dr. Durante gets from improving someone’s self-image, and how he has leveraged his unique credentials to bring an area of medicine to the next level. He underscored for us the psychological aspects of hair loss, which, he said, are aspects often overlooked. This month we wanted to learn more about hair loss in women, how it differs from the hair loss in men, and what patients can expect when seeking a consult and treatment. Let’s talk about the emotional aspect of hair loss for women. It’s easier for men to roll with hair loss, but for women it can be devastating. This can lead to a mediocre temporary solution or, if they are not savvy enough, they may be sold into a hair replacement system or — God forbid — a wig, which can become intolerable, especially in the summertime. That’s just the antithesis of what it means to be in the Hamptons. You can’t be active, spend time in the pool or at the beach, in a wig! It’s misery. So, what’s the alternative? First, it’s important to know that the causes of hair loss for women are very different than those for men. Common conditions for women include abnormal or acidic body pH; a variety of medications, including diet pills; or excessive weight loss. Other underlying conditions might include thyroid abnormalities, auto-immune diseases, excessive stress, leaky gut syndrome, hormone imbalance, pregnancy, or anemia. By diagnosing the cause, we can oftentimes prevent an extreme situation altogether. Women need to know that they can actually halt hair loss, and that’s where I come in, as a consultant for the medical management of hair loss. What are some common treatments? It could be as simple as lifestyle changes, specific hair vitamin SocialLifeMagazine.com
Dr. Keith Durante providing a preoperative hair evaluation with his surgical assistant, as featured in the New York Post. Photography by Edmund J. Coppa
therapy, or topical medications. Among the more common procedures are PRP [platelet rich plasma injections] in conjunction with low-level laser light therapy, both of which stimulate the hair follicles and improve blood circulation in the treated area, encouraging hair growth once again. In terms of hair restoration, it can often be done with no IVs, pain, or bleeding, allowing you to get back to your routine in a matter of days. With these therapies we can oftentimes convert a semi-bad situation into a tolerable one. What other tips do you have for women? I always caution against extensions and excessive braiding, which can lead to traction alopecia, a condition caused when too much tension is regularly placed on the hair roots, pulling out the hairs, and damaging the follicles permanently. It will only make a bad situation worse! Remember, it’s much easier to be proactive and keep your hair than regrow it. Dr. Keith Durante, M.D., F.A.C.S. 521 Park Avenue, Manhattan 786 Montauk Highway, West Islip drkeithdurante.com @drkeithdurante 631.620.2020
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EAST HAMPTON WELLNESS SPOTS By Zoe Bullock waxing, nail care, and bridal prep. Talented technicians and artists immerse each client in an atmosphere of luxury in the salon. They are available for in home services too.
74 Montauk Highway Stop by for spa treatments and rituals designed to help you find balance between your body and your mind. Services include facials, body treatments, massages, peels, and waxing. Naturopathica skin care products, teas, and herbal remedies are natural and botanically derived to be best for you and best for the planet. At home services are available too.
65 Montauk Highway Join the indoor cycling community for the same workout you love in the city. Flywheel’s amphitheater seating and high performance bikes allow you to reach your fitness goals in an upbeat, fun setting.
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SUP Yoga at JB Yoga
15 Lumber Lane Jessica Bellofatto invites you to discover how to just be you by doing yoga in the great outdoors of the East End. She believes that connecting with nature is crucial for physical and mental health. Her East Hampton-based studio offers traditional yoga classes in the studio and yoga classes in curated Hamptons natural locations, but the real highlight is the SUP yoga. Offerings include SUP classes, SUP tours, SUP yoga classes, and SUP restorative yoga classes. For a unique treat, check out a sunset or a full moon paddle session.
35 Main Street Stop by Lululemon to stock up on all of your workout and chillout staples like leggings, shorts, tops, and sweatshirts. The store features friendly staff members, a wide selection, and upbeat music that you probably heard at SoulCycle that morning. The fashionable yoga-inspired clothes make up the perfect gear for staying in shape and staying chic this summer and throughout the year.
Warren Tricomi Salon
64 Park Place If you want to get get party ready, stop by the Warren Tricomi Salon in East Hampton for the same care that you get in Manhattan. Services include hair color, haircuts, hair styles, beauty services,
79 Newtown Lane This is the go-to TRX functional fitness studio in the Hamptons. TRX suspension training straps are a unique way to use your own body weight as a form of resistance training to tone your body and your core. The studio also incorporates stability balls, medicine balls, bosu balls, free weights, and resistance bands for a well-rounded workout. Classes burn from 500 to 700 calories per workout.
Well Within Studio
135 Springs Fireplace Road This concierge wellness service includes yoga, Pilates, and fitness private sessions, and wellness programs, such as guided meditations, crystal gridding, reiki, shamanic ceremonies, and nutrition planning.
DanceBody at Dancehampton
15 Lumber Lane DanceBody is all about #KeepMoving with their high-energy cardio and sculpting classes. These upbeat group workouts are available on weekends to tone your body, clear your mind, and learn some new moves.
Mandala Yoga Center
156 Main Street (Amagansett) Classes are available in therapeutic yoga, healing modalities, teacher trainings, Ayurveda, and meditation. All levels are welcomed in the relaxed learning environment. A separate space in Amagansett Square allows students to receive hands-on Ayurveda treatments and lifestyle consultations. Stop by for some help in finding your bliss. Social Life
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FREEDOM FROM PAIN KIMA CENTER FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY & WELLNESS By Edmond Thomas
“Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.” — Bella Bleue
o other country comes close to the United States in spending on pain, while many of those other countries see much better outcomes in overall health. These facts beg the question: are we treating the cause of our pain or merely addressing the symptoms? Pain usually results from an accumulation of symptoms that were overlooked, with the cause never having been addressed. Is our medical system in the U.S. too focused on the band-aid rather than digging deep and unveiling the culprit? Twelve years ago KIMA Center for Physiotherapy and Wellness opened to treat the cause of pain, not just its symptoms. The founders Patricia Ladis, PT, CBBA, and Tracey Vincel, PT, MPhty, CBBA, are each licensed physical therapists and certified behavioral breathing analysts. The KIMA philosophy is that pain in any form is actually an invitation to bring new understanding about ourselves to light. “Pain is your brain’s way of signaling how much danger you’re in,” says Vincel. Ladis, a former professional dancer and PT with the U.S. Tennis Association, brings an eye for movement and skill in identifying poor patterns that lead to joint wear and tear or repetitive injuries. Vincel earned a second master’s degree in spine physiotherapy from the prestigious program at the University of Queensland. Her expertise in pain neuroscience and spine manipulation contributes greatly to the breadth of KIMA’s integrative approach. The experience and credentials of the team of KIMA physical therapists, massage therapists, Pilates, yoga, and tai-qi instructors inform their practice, which goes well beyond the status quo of physical therapy. All licensed physical therapists are credentialed to treat all body parts, but KIMA’s staff have also have sub-specialties, raising the bar for patient care. KIMA’s staff carefully evaluates each patient to reveal the true source of pain. Ladis explains that a person’s hip pain, for example, might have its source in mid back imbalances, an improper gait, or even an inflammatory diet. Someone’s back pain might result from
a “bracing strategy” secondary to stress and anxiety. Poor posture sometimes results from inner sadness. KIMA digs deep to understand the sources and nuances of a patient’s pain. Among the myriad causes and effects of pain may even be dysfunctional breathing which they analyze and optimize. When we tune into our body, mind and breath — becoming aware of its sensations without judgment — we can learn alternative choices for the way we move, think and breathe — choices that activate new energy to eliminate and prevent pain. KIMA’s website lists scores of diagnoses that the center treats, along with a host of modalities for treating specific problems — in the proper order. Some examples of KIMA’s approach include manual therapy techniques, joint manipulation, visceral manipulation, capnography, therapeutic exercise training with emphasis on stabilizing muscles, whole body vibration, neuromuscular re-education, gait and running analysis, EMG motion analysis, real-time ultrasound biofeedback, and home exercise programs. KIMA’s professionals are on top of evidence-based practices in physical therapy and wellness. Some examples of specialties include pain in the spine, hip, and pelvic region; pre- and post-partum pain; headaches and TMJ. Everything at KIMA’s 9,000-square-foot-facility is state-of-the-art. Treating ailments is only half of what KIMA is about. Maintaining wellness throughout a person’s life, even into old age, is a critical aim of KIMA’s mission. In our July 20 issue, we’ll cover the proactive and holistic services that KIMA provides to help people stay well, have freedom of movement, and be free of pain throughout a lifetime. You’re never too young or too old to start this journey. KIMA Center for Physiotherapy and Wellness kimawellness.com 7 West 22nd Street, 8th FL, NYC 212.686.3101 Social Life
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GETTING WELL IN THE HAMPTONS By Susie Vayle
et’s face it. Life is and always will be hectic for the most active of us, and some people simply struggle with the pressures of their lifestyle. This is particularly true for many of the rich and powerful who often lead high-stress and busy lives. Amagansett resident Joe McKinsey knows this all too well. A former addict with 30 years of sobriety under his belt, Joe wanted to open an addiction treatment program on the East End to help others going through a similar situation. In 2010, Joe opened The Dunes East Hampton. Today, Joe is finding that the luxury rehabilitation center is a haven for top executives who can’t unplug for the time it takes to get sober. “With most businesses running leaner since the recession of 2008, the pressure faced by the top leaders of corporations continues to mount. Therefore, it’s of little surprise that among the generation of company leadership, the baby boomer generation, substance abuse issues are on the rise at an alarming rate,” says Joe. “Since corporate leadership positions require executives to be plugged in 24/7, these issues are going untreated. Company leaders feel they can’t walk away from their businesses to seek help for addiction.” According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), between 2006 and 2008, an estimated 4.3 million American adults aged 50 and older abused an illicit substance in the past year. Of those using drugs, more than a third were abusing prescription drugs. The Dunes is a recovery option for an increasing number of
corporate leaders who are suffering from addiction issues. Situated among the Hamptons mansions, The Dunes residence and outpatient facility is a unique and comprehensive luxury alcohol and drug rehab center, located in the beauty and serenity of East Hampton. The treatment residence offers private residential quarters, sleeping accommodations, and cuisine that are as exquisite as the surroundings and add to the overall comfort of those being treated for addiction. Two of the things that make The Dunes unique and successful are Joe’s passion for recovery and his hands-on work with staff and patients. Social Life wanted to know more about what drives him and his philosophy on treatment. What, in your opinion, really sets The Dunes apart? A large staff and a small population, so the residents really get a lot of close and personal attention. It’s also intimate, which a lot of clients want. We never have more than eight residents. When I went to treatment years ago, I may have been able to see my counselor once a week. At The Dunes, a primary clinician is seen three to four times a week, and specialists much more often. I imagine there is a high premium placed on privacy by the Hamptons set. Absolutely, and it’s very private. It’s a four-acre gated estate, and we also want our clients to be integrated into the community by getting them out very often. What are some of the situations that are leading people to you? Typically, it’s an accumulation of events. Much of the time, family or the workplace or friends are more aware of the problem than the client is, and they put pressure on them to seek help, and quickly. Sometimes people are willing to come and other times they are not. We can help facilitate an intervention. It’s actually somewhat unusual for someone to say, Social Life
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What do you most often find is the trigger for addiction in your particular clientele? Pressure. Pressure to succeed. Pressure to maintain a position. We have executives who work 15 hours a day and on the weekends, who need to travel often, and the drugs and alcohol become their relief system. We try to go back in time and determine how this addiction progressed. We help balance it out and work on a lifestyle that’s more conducive to recovery than the one they came in with.
“Hey, I really need to go to treatment.” It’s not out of the ordinary for people to get a little nudge from a judge that they have a choice for an outcome. For those who are highly successful, highly competent, and well known, how do you help them overcome the stigma of seeking treatment? The primary concern we have is the addiction. Once it’s under control and clients have the tools to remain clean from drugs or alcohol, a lot of issues they face tend to clear up and they can return to being the executive that they once were. It’s about getting people stabilized and treating co-existing issues such as anxiety and panic attacks. Then we are on a path! SocialLifeMagazine.com
What is the best piece of advice you can give people who are on the edge of having to make a decision about saving their life? Most people who come to The Dunes have tried to manage their addictions — drinking and drug intake — for years, and the common denominator is that they come to us because they can’t stop on their own. When it gets to be a problem, that’s when it’s time to make a decision. What do you think is the biggest misconception about treatment? How well it works . . . because it does. The Dunes theduneseasthampton.com 26 Bull Run, East Hampton 877.760.6607
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IT’S HAPPY TIME By Stacey Griffith
ummer is here, and are you finally feeling great? Are you in the mood for fruit and veggies now? Craving these things maybe? Blueberries, tomatoes, cherries, watermelon, corn, strawberries, peaches! Now while I’m not a certified nutritionist, nor do I have a degree in organic chemistry, what I do have is a fond awareness for how my riders at SoulCycle perform when they are out East during summer months, getting sound sleep, and eating a mostly Mediterranean diet. I know that when I take an in-class poll, I’m finding that fresh local fruits and vegetables are at the top of the list for the reasons they have morning mojo! During the winter months our bodies naturally add an extra layer of white adipose tissue, causing us to feel full and thick under our clothing, a little unsexy, and a little low energy. We all stored up for winter, ate poorly because the weather drained our will, and now it’s our time to shine! There’s something about summer that brings out the best in everyone, and I think it’s for a few reasons. One is the longer days of summer keep our spirits smiling. Thanks to vitamin D in the sunshine and 8 pm sunsets, life feels full and bright. Sunlight also increases serotonin levels in the body, and as you know, serotonin equals happiness. Oftentimes during winter people experience a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), where a person is sometimes clinically depressed due to lack of sunlight. With summer on your side now, let’s make sure you are taking advantage of the elements and squeezing the most out of the summer days! Here are my top 10 things you should absolutely do during the summer months in the Hamptons:
1. Exercise at SoulCycle, Bridgehampton. 2. Buy groceries at Round Swamp Farm,
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Buy fresh veggies from Lisa & Bill’s farm stand (Babinski Farm), Water Mill.
4. Walk on the beach before the day begins. 5. See Evita at Sag Harbor Theatre.
6. Attend concerts at Montauk Surf Lodge. 7. Take surf lessons. 8. Buy fresh flowers each week. 9. Sleep for eight hours each night. 10. Book an appointment with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank for a skin cancer exam at his Fifth Avenue office.
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THE PERFECT COMBINATIONS By Jacob Puck
ummer is already here, but, according to the award-winning celebrity plastic surgeon Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, it’s definitely not too late for patients to re-shape their bodies or have a more youthful and refreshed look for the summer. “Many times, our patients can benefit from combining procedures to have a more complete and natural look, with very little downtime,” explains Dr. Greenberg. “Some of the most popular combinations have been breast augmentation with liposuction, or liposuction coupled with a fat transfer procedure. Many patients are asking about new areas in which to transfer their fat, such as their buttocks, lips, face, and even their hands. In addition to surgical combinations, we offer injection and MedSpa treatment packages to create the outcome that the patient desires.” Using the most current technology, Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery provides rapid recovery procedures, such as J-Plasma, which is a one-of-a kind non-surgical treatment to rejuvenate the face and body for a more youthful appeal. J-Plasma Lipo and J-Plasma Lift utilize a fusion of technologies to remove unwanted fat while tightening the skin. These groundbreaking procedures are changing the course of recovery. “Using micro-incisions, our patients are receiving a high-tech solution with minimal to zero downtime,” adds Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam of Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. “Patients are quickly back to their normal routines with virtually no detectible signs of having had a procedure. We combine our JPlasma with other rapid-recovery procedures, such as breast augmentation and breast lifts. We provide beautiful and natural results with minimal swelling, bruising, and almost no downtime.” Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery is the premier destination for other rapid-recovery procedures, including liposuction, tummy tucks, body lifts, facelifts, and eyelid lifts as well as non-surgical physician-injected options, including Botox Cosmetic, Restylane, and Juvederm for deeper lines. Combining these treatments with a fleet of cutting-edge lasers and high-tech devices ensures a rejuvenated and more youthful look. Ultherapy treatments have been gaining popularity to help lift and tighten the neck, chin, and brow as well as remove lines and wrinkles on the chest. According to Dr. Greenberg, the treatments are performed in his state-of-the art MedSpa, and are non-invasive. “Patients have been overwhelmingly satisfied with the results of their Ultherapy treatments and can help maintain their new youthful look with microneedling, which boosts their own collagen,” he says. “The result is a more refreshed and youthful appearance.” Botox has been in the mainstream for many years, and many patients have been thrilled with the smoother, younger appearance SocialLifeMagazine.com
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their treatments provide. According to Dr. Greenberg, many people are unaware of the new injection taking the cosmetic surgery world by storm: Kybella. “Kybella is an absolute game-changer for patients who struggle with submental fullness, aka a double chin,” he says. “With a few treatments, Kybella can melt away the fat under the jawline and tighten the skin, creating a slimmer and more sculpted jawline.” CoolSculpting is a non-surgical solution that quickly freezes away fat, achieving noticeable results just in time for beach season. With a solution for everyone, Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery can help you achieve the look you desire without a lengthy recovery time. Contact Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your complimentary surgical or injection consultation today. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. Jeremy Nikfarjam, M.D. Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com 516.364.4200
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WEARING THE CROWN By Jacob Puck
et’s face it, first impressions can make or break a date, an interview, introductions at an event, or even a casual lunch among friends. And that impression is generally rooted in the appearance of your teeth and overall presentation of your mouth. There is no shortage of highly qualified cosmetic dentists in New York to engage any time you’re ready for a procedure, whether it’s veneers, whitening, or more complicated reconstructions. However, those who want the sort of attention and skill sought by royals, celebrities, and other luminaries, generally call Dr. Steven Fox. He has been referred to as an icon in American (and global) dentistry not just because of the caliber of his clients, but also for his pedigree. “I don’t really like to boast, but there are some who have called me the father of modern dentistry, so I guess I’ll accept the accolade and do my best to live up to it,” says Dr. Fox in an exclusive interview with Social Life. The truth is, he won’t have to work too hard at convincing anyone of his credibility. In partnership with the U.S. Government and the American Dental Association, he has developed many of the calcium ingredients used in oral care products, from the back-end products used to enhance proper placement of veneers and crowns to some of the formulations that make toothpaste as advanced and effective as it is today. When Dr. Fox was the chairman and CEO of Enamelon, Inc., his scientific advisory board included a Nobel Prize winner for chemistry, the assistant U.S. surgeon general, and the dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. “This has not been your garden variety practice,” says Dr. Fox, who says that his primary patient profile these days consists of those who are seeking to transform the way that they present by achieving exceptional veneers and/or correcting breath problems. “Cosmetics and bad breath are the two things that we’re seeing the most of from patients right now, and that makes a lot of sense in this day and age,” says Dr. Fox. “People want relief in terms of their look, and they want relief in terms of the impression that they are leaving on other people. The first thing people see is another person’s teeth. Quite often, the second thing they’ll experience is breath. Bad breath always leaves a bad impression, thus its name.” For Dr. Fox, these procedures are a mixture of art and science. His skill in achieving “the look” is backed up by his prominence in the field. He is the only dentist in New York City who taught cosmetic dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the NYU School of Dentistry, served as SocialLifeMagazine.com
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an officer of Harvard University, and served on the tech board at the University of Pennsylvania. He is often called upon as an expert, having appeared on national and international television and having been featured in hundreds of newspapers and magazines. Meanwhile, Dr. Fox has raised over $80 million to develop oral care products that rebuild, strengthen, and restore tooth structure. “I am perhaps most proud of my collaborations on products to ease the burden of dental disease globally,” said Dr. Fox. Father of dentistry? In the pantheon of those in the business, Dr. Steven Fox is something of a demigod. Stay tuned for the July 20 issue of Social Life in which Dr. Fox will reveal more about boosting your smile and killing your bad breath. Dr. Steven Fox 40 Park Avenue drstevefox.com 212.953.1544
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FIVE WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR WORKOUT By Josey Greenwell
ven as a fitness professional, finding the perfect time of day when I had just the right amount of energy to perform at my best was tough! I either didn’t want to work out in the morning for fear I wouldn’t have enough stamina throughout my day, or I waited until the evening only to find I was already tired and couldn’t push myself to the limit. What’s the solution? It seems there was never a time when all the fitness stars aligned and I walked out the door saying “I’m ready for you gym”. . . until now. In recent months, I’ve been getting better about amping myself up and being fully prepared to achieve whatever daily goal I’ve set for myself. In order to do so, I’ve been checking off a list of five things that help me walk into the gym, at any time of day, and turn it up!
1. Listen to music. I list this as No.1 because it is the most important part of my workout! If I’m not listening to music, even when I am thinking about going to the gym, it probably isn’t happening. Check out Apple Music’s “Gym Flow” and “A-List Dance” music for some hip hop or dance grooves to get you up and keep you up.
2. Hydrate. Before, during, and after! This should really be first, but I can’t trump my music. It is vitally important to start your workout hydrated and then replenish all the water and electrolytes you are losing while working out. For weeks, I would get really dizzy in the middle of the day and couldn’t understand why. I finally realized I was becoming dehydrated and not getting enough electrolytes back into my system after my workouts. So grab a sports drink with your bottle of water and get after it!
3. Trade stretching for a dynamic warm-up. I have found that light exercises targeting specific muscles increase my blood flow and improve my range of motion without compromising my muscles’ and tendons’ elasticity. Meaning, I am ready to go harder into the bulk of my workout from a dynamic warm-up, instead of just lying on the floor rolling around for ten minutes. Now, I am not saying to skip stretching, because
every little bit helps, but if you’re going to work on legs today, start with some bodyweight squats and lunges. If your goal is a chest and triceps day, start with some wide-grip and close-grip bodyweight pushups.
4. Minimize social media. Social media is just that, social. My gym time is the “me” time of my day and I treat it as such. I’m all for a gym selfie or Insta story post of your workout, but save it for the end. I see so many people resting, setting up their camera, filming themselves doing a set only to find that the camera fell halfway through it! Just stop fooling with the camera and focus on yourself and what you came to the gym for. After you finish your workout, then you can let the world know how much faster those Barry’s Bootcamp Joey Shorts made you run!
5. Get a good night’s sleep. I know you are probably rolling your eyes, but I had to say it. I can’t stress enough how important sleep is for our physical and mental health. I’m a completely different person when I get less than six hours of sleep a night . . . and not for the better! I understand how tough it can be with kids and a hectic work schedule, but it is really necessary to invest in your body and prepare for the next day. Remember, every step counts, and your body needs an adequate amount of rest to provide the energy for those steps. Try to maximize your workout by checking these five tips off each day, and I promise you will not only get through your workout a little easier, but you’ll also feel a little better as well. Isn’t that what fitness is all about folks? There, I just wrote your next Instagram caption. Josey Greenwell @joseygreenwell Social Life
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SUMMER BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT By Erika Bloom
ith summer arriving, I’m wearing skinbaring silk dresses, and I plan to pair them with glowing skin. Outer beauty is a reflection of inner health. Nowhere does this hold more true than with our skin. Wrinkles, acne, texture, and tone are all affected by what we eat and how healthy and balanced our bodies are. When aiming for gorgeous summer skin, start from the inside out. Erika Bloom, Photography by A Wild Dove
Collagen is the building block for our skin. As we age, our natural collagen production declines. Collagen creates firm, plump skin and prevents lines and wrinkles. Add collagen to your diet with the following: Further Food collagen peptides: add it to teas, nut milks, smoothies, and soups. Epic artisanal bone broth: use it to cook quinoa, cauliflower rice, leafy greens, or just drink it as a meal or snack. Sakara life source powder: use it to replace or supplement meals. It has collagen-boosting amino acids to help increase your collagen production.
A balanced biome prevents acne and redness. Healthy harmonious skin is a reflection of our body’s bacteria being in equilibrium. Give your biome a boost with the following: Kombucha: drink this delicious tea to add good bacteria to your system.
Sakara probiotics and Inner Eco probiotic coconut water: take a supplement that you can absorb and that provides a vast array of probiotic strains for maximum benefit.
3. Vitamins and Minerals.
The foundation of our diet should be a variety of fresh whole foods. This ensures that we are nourishing ourselves and providing our bodies with all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at its best. Vitamins and minerals are essential to our skin’s health. They take part in cell regeneration of the skin. For example, vitamin D helps with fine lines and wrinkles. Copper can improve elasticity and reduce inflammation. Vitamin C reduces sun damage. They also are a part of every function of the body, which is reflected in the skin. Virtually every vitamin and mineral plays a role in how beautiful your skin looks. Eat whole foods, including a wide array of fruits and vegetables.
4. Calm and Rest.
Managing stress and getting plenty of sleep are two of the most crucial things we can do to look young, healthy, and glowing. Our body regenerates as we sleep. Stress and insomnia wreak havoc on our faces and overall skin health. Social Life
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Focus on finding calm and encouraging rest and sleep with the help of the following: Magnesium: take this supplement before bed to truly promote deep, healing sleep. Aromatherapy: try lavender, chamomile, bergamot, and clary sage, powerful tools for reducing stress and aiding sleep. Adaptogenics: try ashwagandha and rhodiola as supplements or add to your smoothie. These herbs help reduce the effects of stress on the body and, therefore, the skin.
Good circulation gives our skin a warm glow. It brings nutrients, moisture, and bacteria-fighting agents to our skin. Keep your circulation at its skin-boosting best with the following: Hydration: Our blood is mostly water. Our cells — including skin cells — are surrounded by and filled with water. This liquid carries nutrients and clears toxins. The benefits of staying hydrated cannot be overstated. Make it a priority to drink enough water every single day. SocialLifeMagazine.com
Dry brushing: use a dry-brush or rawsilk gloves all over your body. This ancient Ayurvedic method improves lymph flow and circulation throughout the entire body. And it exfoliates. It’s double duty glow-inducing selfcare for your skin. Exercise: movement will greatly improve circulation, thereby giving you glowing skin. Our blood is moved through the capillaries of our extremities by muscle activation. That means exercise methods like Pilates that target the entire body, including the small intrinsic muscles, will provide great benefits to circulation. The added result of reduced stress and improved calm from a mind-body method will give you healthy, beautiful skin to enjoy all summer long.
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he luxurious Trifecta Med Spa is the busiest CoolSculpting clinic in New York. This freezing form of technology has been approved by the FDA. A safe and effective alternative to liposuction, the non-invasive treatment is the natural way to eliminate stubborn fat without surgery or downtime. The procedure targets unwanted belly fat, love handles, double chin and other pinchable areas of fat. The effects are so outstanding that it is the most popular and commonly requested treatment at Trifecta Med Spa. “Years ago, scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks,” said Victor Novoselov, owner of Trifecta Spa. “The scientists, Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson, realized that the popsicles were freezing small pockets of fat cells. The idea that cold can eliminate fat cells was the insight behind Cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.” How does CoolSculpting work? A protective gel is put on the treatment area. Then the CoolSculpting device is applied. It uses a combination of gentle vacuum pressure and deep cooling. The technology targets fat cells at the subcutaneous level, effectively freezing stubborn fat away without harming healthy tissue and cells. You won’t feel anything and can easily relax, listen to music, or read while the technology works its magic. A client will notice results four weeks after a CoolSculpting procedure, and best results are observed six to eight weeks post treatment. Edward Fruitman, MD, the medical director and founder of Trifecta Med Spa, was drawn to CoolSculpting for its permanent results. “With time, fat cells migrate down the human body by the force of gravity, accumulating around the waistline and lower face. Diet or exercise cannot eliminate these stubborn-fat regions,”
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CRYSTAL WELLNESS THE ROAD TO WELL-BEING By Inna DeSilva
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very year Social Life likes to discover an exciting person in his or her respective field. This year I turned to Jayma Cardoso, the owner of Surf Lodge in Montauk, to see whom she finds interesting in her ever-expanding Wellness Program. She suggested I drop by the hotel on Memorial Day to meet Crystal Connors, the founder of Crystal Wellness, a Surf Lodge summer pop-up that offers guests positive transformation through experiences, talks, movement, and meditation. It goes beyond beauty and fitness; it’s about an overall lifestyle. Crystal curates the programs that run from 10 am to 1 pm. Memorial weekend featured Olga Palladino, the founder of Five Pillars Yoga; Thuyen Nguyen, the founder of FaceXercise Fitness Studio; and Madi Murphy, a mystic and palm reader from Sacred Space Revolution. Each has a world-class and global client base. It was easy to spot Crystal when I arrived at her pop-up. She was the beauty who was being hugged and kissed by lots of wellwishers. When we finally had a chance to talk, I was struck by her glowing aura and gentle poise. Crystal told me that she spent years working in salons and spas, where she had the chance to meet all sorts of beauty and health experts. “I founded Crystal Wellness in order to share my secrets and connections with those who are looking for the same: those who want to be healthy from the inside out,” explained Crystal. It’s Crystal’s belief that in addition to being fit and looking your best, financial wellness should be a priority, too, because finances can be a source of enormous stress. “Taking control of your life also means taking control of your finances,” said Crystal. She takes this
facet of life so seriously that she re-enrolled in college at NYU to earn a degree in economics in 2019. Friday, July 6, is the next Crystal Wellness program. Olga Palladino will again do a yoga session. Olga teaches a 360-degree yoga lifestyle that encourages students to practice on and off the mat. “Olga changed my life,” said Crystal. Thuyen Nguyen, who’s famous for his massage and cupping facials dubbed an instant facelift, will return to the pop-up (He also performs facials every Monday at Surf Lodge, and he did a facial for Amal Clooney before the Royal wedding in London). Crystal told me that she used to take medications for skin problems until she started getting facials from Nguyen. “Now my skin looks fresh and radiant,” she said. And I agree. Brian Kelly, the founder and CEO of the website thepointsguy.com, will be on the program, too. He is a prominent travel advisor who last year was voted Forbes No.1 travel expert. “I travel constantly, and Brian has taught me all the tricks of the trade,” said Crystal. I asked Crystal about some of her own travel tricks. She said she likes to dry brush her skin before her trip, which improve circulation and helps moisturizer penetrate better. She also drinks lots of water and herbal tea, and she always meditates after she arrives at her destination. “Traveling is an assault on the senses and everyone needs to find their own regimen to alleviate that stress,” Crystal advises. The pop-up is evolving as the summer unfolds. You can get on Crystal’s email list by writing to her via her website. Crystal Connors crystalwellnessprogram.com Social Life
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Maria Menounos possesses the type of beauty that is so unique it encompasses her body, mind and soul. Her vibrant personality, coupled with her fiercely driven passion for broadcast journalism, has garnered Maria international success and celebrity. The former E! News co-anchor has many admirable, engaging qualities, but what is most compelling about Maria is her fearlessness; after undergoing surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor in her brain, the TV host is inspiring millions of Americans with her incredibly positive attitude toward life. Shortly after Maria’s mom, Litsa, was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer, the TV and radio host received the disturbing news last year that she had a brain tumor pushing on her facial nerves. While Maria was on set hosting E! News, she began experiencing symptoms that were oddly similar to her mom’s symptoms: earaches, blurred vision, headaches and trouble speaking. After postponing her MRI three times because of her hectic work schedule, and caring for her mom’s disabling health issue, the entertainment journalist finally scheduled the MRI that confirmed the growth in her brain. A few months later on June 8th, her 39th birthday, Maria underwent seven hours of brain surgery to remove the benign meningioma tumor. Known for being one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment TV correspondents, Maria hosted numerous hit TV shows such as Today, Access Hollywood, Extra and E! News. Aside from her many accomplishments, which include hosting her own SiriusXM radio talk show Conversations with Maria SocialLifeMagazine.com
Menounos, co-founding Afterbuzz TV and authoring two New York Times best-selling books, Maria is now focusing on advocating health and wellness and encouraging individuals to get regular medical checkups. The journalist admits that she didn’t see a primary care physician for approximately eight years and continuously put her health needs last while she was caring for others. The day of Maria’s cover shoot is a Sunday, late in the morning. Our location is at the luxurious Sofitel, Los Angeles in Beverly Hills which offers stunning views of the Hollywood Hills and is conveniently located near Rodeo Drive and Sunset Blvd. When I meet the Greek-American journalist on the second floor of the hotel’s modish lounge, she is incredibly engaging and upbeat; it’s hard to believe she underwent major brain surgery less than a year ago. During the shoot, I speak candidly with the New York Times best-selling author about her health and ask her if she is still suffering from symptoms post-surgery. “I’m good!” Maria responds enthusiastically. “There are little things, but nothing I can’t handle. I’m dealing with it. I feel great!” She goes on to explain that she started working out again two weeks prior to this magazine’s shoot and that she only began feeling more like herself before she got married on New Year’s Eve. Maria recently married her longtime boyfriend, TV writer and producer, Keven Underago; the couple wed on FOX’S New Year’s Eve Live TV broadcast. Maria was co-hosting the television special with Steve Harvey when the duo exchanged vows just before midnight in Times Square. Keven proposed
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to Maria live on Howard Stern’s radio show back in March 2016, and the two had been dating for 20 years before they got married. The Medford, Massachusetts native explains how difficult it was for her after she returned home from the hospital post-surgery. “My situation is compounded by the fact that my mom has a brain tumor of her own.” She was diagnosed with brain cancer a few months before I received my diagnosis. While I was trying to get through this, I was taking care of her. My father is a diabetic, and I was also responsible for being in charge of all of his medical supplies, and it got to be too much. My dad is not the kind of guy that can see somebody he loves get sick whether it’s an animal or a human; he just can’t handle it! He would come into my room and see me lying in bed, and he would burst into tears. I told Keven that we had to send them away. I knew I needed to get better. My mom is doing amazing now and her tumor is shrinking. She is back in Connecticut with all of her family, so there are a lot of people to see, and she has a lot of stimulation.” “Last October was a really hard time,” the actress reveals. “After Keven had to go back to Connecticut to help my parents, I was handling things here. I was trying to recover from my own surgery and my poor dad, who was taking care of my mom full time, kept losing his medical supplies for his diabetes. He would call me, and then I would be on the phone for hours dealing with the insurance companies and trying to figure out why medications couldn’t get there fast enough. My partners at Rally Health were amazing; they heard me crying on the radio and my partner Grant, who created Rally, said, “Why didn’t you call us for help, why didn’t you ask?” And I said, “I didn’t know I could!” “I was stuck in my own tornado of stuff and Grant jumped in and said I got you! Between Rally and their partners at United Health, they helped me find a caretaker for my mom.” Our final location for Maria’s cover shoot takes place on the Sofitel’s spectacular helipad which features breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the iconic Hollywood Sign. Before we begin shooting, Keven arrives on set and walks toward the center of the helipad. He looks out into the distance and takes a moment to admire the unbelievable views of the Hollywood Hills. He then redirects his attention to his wife who is now standing very close to the edge of the helipad. As he becomes increasingly concerned with her safety, he shouts out, “Maria stop!” Maria spins fearlessly while holding the sides of her flowing red dress and poses for the camera. After the photographer gets the shot, Maria reveals that she’s feeling dizzy. Keven walks toward her and embraces her. His energy is very comforting and supportive on set, and it is apparent just how much he loves her.
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Later we wrap the long day’s shoot and Keven joins Maria and me for dinner. We are seated under a lush outdoor cabana on the West Hollywood hotel’s upper pool deck. As we dine on our French Mediterranean food, Maria reveals why she feels her experience having a brain tumor has been a gift. “Every day I think that! I say thank you God every day for this tumor! I know it sounds really weird, but it changed everything by thinking positively. When I am coaching other brain tumor patients that are going to have surgery, I tell them what worked for me. I say, “I looked at this as a gift.” You have to go deep, and figure out why. And for me, I knew instantly that my life needed to completely change. I was running myself ragged, and out of fear, staying in situations that I didn’t have to. We need to put more into ourselves. We need to refuel and recharge. I think in life we have choices. Social Life
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I wasn’t alone; I had a lot of love and support around me. There were two or three people that knew what was going on and they were there every step of the way; Keven, my best friend, Alyssa, and our best friend, Joe. As time drew closer to the surgery, I told a few more people and I guess I came to that conclusion that the tumor was a gift; it was because that tool was in my tool kit from going to Tony Robbins seminars where he says, “Life is happening for you not to you!” Maria continues to enlighten me on her recent revelations and explains, “My brother and I were estranged for a long time, and we got back together the day my mom was in the hospital, “I felt like it was happening for us not to us.” I don’t know what would have brought us together other than that. I saw why it was happening to my mom too. It was bringing my family back together, and it was also time for things to change for my mom. She is that typical Greek woman who puts everyone else first and herself one hundred zillion percent last. More than anyone would probably ever imagine, my mom needed to be the queen, and now she is.” The late afternoon sun provides a tranquil ambiance on the pool deck. As we finish eating, I ask the self-described “type A personality,” what a typical day is like for her now. “My day is very happy!” She says smiling. I actually didn’t know what happy meant, I really didn’t, until the last couple of months. I see life so differently now, whereas before it was such a fight and a struggle. I realized that I have my own talk show that I always wanted, it’s on the radio! I get to go in every day and talk about what I care about and what I’m passionate about. I have a podcast that drops on Fridays that I started for people who weren’t on Sirius, and I started guitar classes three days a week, which I absolutely love!”
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As for advice to aspiring female journalists entering the business Maria says, “Put your suit of armor on!” “I don’t know what happened to Avicci, but when his parents write that this business is just too hard, I understand the sentiment, and I know! I think you need to have good tools and start going to seminars so you are prepared for this business. A lot of people live in bubbles and their lives are coddled and when they get out there and the shots are coming, they don’t even know how to deflect. It was really, really hard! Keven would always be there to pick me up, and I’m tough, but it was brutal . . . really, really, brutal!” “For all of the gifts and the amazing things that this business provides us, sometimes the leaders and players are a lot. I think you are always caught off guard when you have good intentions and they have such bad intentions. It’s painful, and I think this experience was a complete gift that has shifted everything! I don’t live out of fear! I do what I want . . . when I want . . . how I want . . . and the consequence to me at the end of the day? Whatever it is, I’m ok with!” SocialLifeMagazine.com
Photography: Tiffany Walling McGarity and John McGarity Executive Producer and Creative Art Director: Christine Montanti Hair and Makeup Stylist: Dimitris Gianettos Wardrobe Stylist: Denise Borrego Assistant Producer: Melissa Boos Photography Assistant: Mo Summer Cover wrap blouse by Lamarque Cover pants by Stello Cover shoes by Kat Maconie A special thanks to Cecile Sandral, and our beautiful location, Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
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HEART OF GOLD IN THE HAMPTONS By blaire bass Photography By Vital Agibalow for HENSEL
Maria Fishel lives in an awe-inspiring expansive estate in Bridgehampton, a place where she and her husband, Kenneth, have hosted many spectacular charity events throughout the years. She’s beautiful, smart, raised two successful children, and leads a fulfilling and fabulous life. In addition to these attributes, Maria has an inner beauty that feeds her passion for helping others. Social Life sat down with Maria to learn more about this dynamic Hamptons socialite and gain insight into what drives her to serve and contribute.
As a role model for women, can you share your tips for striking a sustainable work-life balance? Try to encourage your children to give back at an early age and teach the value of self-reliance and independence while building a team within the family.
How have your life experiences influenced your work in philanthropy today? Growing up in Ecuador, I saw the great disparity between extreme wealth and extreme poverty, which left me appreciative of my life and with the belief that if I am in a position to help alleviate suffering, I should try my very best to do so.
You and your husband, Kenneth, are known for hosting fabulous fundraising parties at your estate in the Hamptons. Can you share your experience of what it’s like to host at home? We’re fortunate enough to have many acres that we can donate for events. We enjoy giving back with our land. We’re honored to have the ability to share our home.
As a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes, what have been some of the highlights and challenges on your quest to improve the lives of others? It has been very satisfying raising money to assist in the quest for cures for cancer. Various organizations have extremely important needs, and to see the results when you work so closely with them has been gratifying, as the disease affects so many people. One challenge has been to influence people to become involved in a cause. However, I have found that when they understand the importance of their involvement and that they can make a difference, they do so enthusiastically and excitedly. What advice can you offer women who are looking to work in the non-profit sector? You can give in many ways simply beyond making a financial donation. Being a woman, I have many insights into things that men would find interesting and fascinating, such as home design and hosting a great party that appeals to people’s emotions. It makes people want to get involved. Socializing with a purpose is much more fulfilling both for the participants and society. SocialLifeMagazine.com
Do you have a philanthropist that you look up to? I admire Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation because she takes on causes that are unfashionable to some, such as malaria and improving drinking water. Her efforts are astounding.
You’ve been committed to supporting multiple charities that help raise money for cancer research. Is there a particular driver for you in that quest? Unfortunately, my husband’s parents and my father passed away from cancer. One in three people will be affected by the disease in their lifetime. It is a pervasive disease and has the ability to hurt many if we do not figure out how to develop a cure. We understand your children are following in your footsteps by having burgeoning careers in philanthropy. Can you tell us about them and their endeavors? My daughter, Melissa, volunteered her time at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation [SWCRF] for two years as an assistant researcher in their lab. She assisted in publishing a study about breast cancer that inspired her to attend medical school. My son, Bradley, contributed to SWCRF by helping to raise millennial society interests in philanthropy. He participates in the Prostate Cancer Foundation Charles F. Evans Pro-Am Tennis Tournament. They both know the importance of philanthropy.
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Your husband, Kenneth, is the CEO of Renaissance Properties, a real estate business founded by his grandfather, in 1951. Is there a connection between his firm and your philanthropic activities? Our company is trying to give back to the community with our latest projects in Aventura — Miami-Dade County in Florida. We are creating a public space as a gallery and encouraging new and emerging artists to contribute their creativity to the space and inspire themselves as well as the local community. What is your philanthropic dream? To cure cancer and to make the world a better place. Is the environment in the Hamptons a supportive and charitable community? Very much so. The Hamptons is a place where everyone is receptive to the idea of charitable giving and you can truly grasp their attention. Photography: Vital Agibalow for HENSEL Hair Stylist: Inna Dolgodusheva Makeup Artist: Yuliya Cezar Wardrobe: Valentino Interior Designer: Wendy Valliere of Seldom Scene Interiors SocialLifeMagazine.com
MARIA FISHEL’S FAVORITE CHARITABLE THINGS • Yearly event we love: The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation “Hamptons Happening.” This year it is on July 14. • Special donation procured: We were privileged to host Art Hamptons, which made a significant donation. • Favorite philanthropic activity: Playing in the Prostate Cancer Foundation Charles F. Evans Pro-Am Tennis Tournament this August — and doing better this time! • Favorite foundation: Fishel Family Charitable Foundation Inc.
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For our readers who do not know what the American Heart Association is about, tell us a little about the organization. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 146 local offices and more than 3,400 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities. To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We are the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers, and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
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We believe everyone deserves to live a healthier and longer life. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Stroke ranks fifth and is a leading cause of severe adult disability. Each year, these diseases kill more than 836,000 Americans. Some form of cardiovascular disease affects more than one in every three American adults. Many suffer terribly from disabilities caused by these diseases. We want everyone to understand the threat — and to know that cardiovascular diseases are largely preventable. Tell us about the event in the Hamptons. This year we are celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the Hamptons Heart Ball. It is widely recognized as a premier philanthropic and festive event in the Hamptons. The event attracts an elegant and diverse representation of the corporate, medical, and social communities from the Hamptons, Long Island, and New York City. We will all celebrate the community’s support of the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association! This year the Heart Ball will honor Audrey and Martin Gruss, of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation and Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, the department chair of vascular surgery at Stony Brook and the director of the Heart and Stroke Center at Southampton Hospital. The 2018 Hamptons Heart Ball will be chaired by you, Jean, and Dr. Chuck Simonton, the chief medical officer and SocialLifeMagazine.com
the divisional vice president of Global Medical Affairs of Abbott. We are delighted to have Greg Kelly as our emcee! We will have a cocktail hour, exquisite dinner, fabulous dancing, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. The event’s proceeds will be used to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. Has the event raised a lot of money for the organization over the years? Yes, since its inception, the Hamptons Heart Ball has raised over $10 million for the American Heart Association. The event has been attended by hundreds of business and community leaders. It receives millions of media impressions annually. Tell me what the American Heart Association does with the money it receives. Donations to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are crucial for the fight against heart disease and stroke in communities across the United States. Gifts fund innovative research into the prevention and treatment of these devastating diseases, the first and fifth causes of death in America. And support enables us to fight for stronger public health policies, improve the quality of healthcare nationwide, and provide lifesaving information to all Americans.
Hamptons Heart Ball Committee
The American Heart Association funds more research than any U.S. organization except the federal government. In all, we spend nearly 80 cents of every dollar on research, education, and community outreach. Our funds go to research, public health education, professional education and training, community service, management, and general fundraising. Where can someone go to receive support or obtain information? Although we have a fantastic website that has an extensive amount of information, we are proud of a new program we launched in the fall of 2014 called the Patient Support Network. This was launched online to provide heart and stroke patients and caregivers an avenue to seek and give peer-topeer support, while also accessing the vast trove of AHA/ ASA tools and resources that provide practical information and knowledge.
American Heart Association: heart.org Patient Support Network: patientsupport.heart.org Hamptons Heart Ball info and tickets: Hamptonsheartball.heart.org or 516.962.0801
Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos and his wife, Yianna
Ken and Barbara Poliwoda
ABOUT BARBARA POLIWODA Barbara Poliwoda has worked on numerous fund raising events for the organization, such as tennis tournaments, heart walks, 5 Ks, golf outings, and luncheons. When Barbara started the Hamptons Heart Ball 22 years ago, it brought in $22,000, and this year expects to raise close to $1 million. Barbara earned her bachelor’s degree in communication and business from SUNY Cortland. She resides in Southold, NY, with her husband, Ken, and her two sons.
ABOUT JEAN SHAFIROFF Jean Shafiroff, a philanthropist, humanitarian, activist, and author of the book 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: The NY Women’s Foundation, NYC Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council, Jewish Board, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board, Global Strays, and Southampton Bath and Tennis Club Charitable Foundation. In addition, Jean 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. SocialLifeMagazine.com
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 22ND ANNUAL HAMPTONS HEART BALL Saturday, June 23; from 6 to 10:30 pm After party until 12:30 am Southampton Arts Center 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton This is the Hamptons premier philanthropic event of the summer season. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds benefit the important research and educational programs that benefit the Hamptons. email@example.com
CHARITY CIRCUIT By MJ Pedone
Hamptons ST. BARTH HAMPTONS Saturday, July 21 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Spend an unforgettable evening at the 7th annual St. Barth Hamptons gala in Bridgehampton, hosted by Christie Brinkley. Dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Lee Kalt in a beautiful white tent, set among lush emerald fields where modern elegance meets Old World glamour. Indulge in gourmet tastings while glasses overflow with Champagne. One night only. The pinnacle of every New Yorker’s summer social calendar. stbarthhamptons.com
PARRISH MUSEUM MIDSUMMER PARTY
Saturday, June 30; from 4 to 7 pm 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton
Saturday, July 14; from 6:30 to 10 pm 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
Rachel Zoe is the host for this second annual polo match and event, presented by Porsche and partner Social Life Magazine. Enjoy majestic horses and their skillful riders as you drink Champagne and eat hors d’oeuvres. Mingle with guests and engage with event sponsors under a large tent. polohamptons.com
The highlight of the Hamptons summer social season, this annual event brings together over 500 artists, philanthropists, business leaders, and art world guests in support of the Parrish and will honor the Parrish trustee Chad Leat and the artist Keith Sonnier. parrishart.org
BAY STREET THEATER 27TH ANNUAL SUMMER GALA
Saturday, July 14; from 6 to 10 pm Quogue Wildlife Refuge 3 Old Country Road, Quogue
Saturday, July 7; at 5:30 pm Wharf, Sag Harbor Celebrate! Party! Dance! Come rock the dock for the last time! Due to planned renovations, this will be the final gala on the wharf. The evening begins with cocktails and a presentation in the theater. A one-hour show with performances and presentations by leading stars of Broadway (Past celebrities have included Julie Andrews, Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander, Alan Alda, Nathan Lane, Billy Joel, and more). Following the show are cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner, live auction, special entertainment, dancing, and more. baystreet.org
FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE HAMPTONS SUMMER GALA Friday, July 13; from 7 to 11 pm Ocean Bleu at Westhampton Bath & Tennis 231 Dune Road, Westhampton The annual summer gala offers hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and dinner along with music and a designer auction to benefit the league, which helps families in need in Suffolk County. fsl-li.org
WILD NIGHT FOR WILDLIFE
This 12th annual event will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. The funds provide a major portion of the refuge’s operating budget. The event will feature substantial hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine from Martha Clara Vineyards, live music, live and silent auctions, and a chance to meet the resident animals up close! A private VIP reception will be held at 6 pm for those contributing $750 or more per person. quoguewildliferefuge.org
THE 14TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS HAPPENING SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION Saturday, July 14; from 6:30 to 11 pm 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton The mission of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is to eradicate cancer by funding collaborative cross-institutional research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer. This research is the basis for developing minimally toxic treatments for patients, which is particularly crucial for children and seniors battling cancer. waxmancancer.org Social Life
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GET WILD! SUMMER BENEFIT FOR THE EVELYN ALEXANDER WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER Saturday, June 23; from 6 to 8 pm Little Orchard, Southampton Come enjoy a cocktail party hosted by Joan and Bernard Carl. Meet the rescue center’s feathered and furry friends, knowing that your donation makes a difference to the lives of the injured and orphaned wildlife that inhabit this region. Call Astic Productions at 212.581.1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER UNCONDITIONAL LOVE GALA Saturday, July 21 Private Estate Help raise funds for this no-kill animal shelter and adoption facility. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, and auctions as you contribute to the welfare of animals. southamapotnanimalshleter.com SocialLifeMagazine.com
ARF BOW WOW MEOW BALL Saturday, August 18; Cocktails being at 6; Dinner at 8 124 Daniel Holes Wall, Wainscott The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will honor David Monn, a NYC event planner who has been a supporter of ARF galas in the past. A fabulous silent and live auction will benefit ARF’s life-saving mission. For tickets, call 631.537.0400 x219 or visit arfhamptons.org.
ARF’S STROLL TO THE SEA DOG WALK Saturday, October 6 Mulford Farm, East Hampton ARF’s Stroll to the Sea features food, pet-themed vendors, contests, and a two-mile charity walk to the ocean and back. Held on the grounds of Mulford Farm in East Hampton, it is the perfect way to say good-bye to summer and welcome fall. More details to come. arfhamptons.org
CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN GALA By Chanel Korby
Chanel Korby was born and raised in New York City on the Upper West Side, the West Village, and the Upper East Side. She is a sales and marketing professional who has worked in Fortune 500 companies. She appeared on NBC’s Open House, and national/ international publications such as The Real Deal, Real Estate Weekly, and Epoch Times. She volunteers for New York Cares and Health Advocates for Older People (HAFOP). Follow The Scene on Instagram #thescenenyc — New York Network for Philanthropy
1. Stanley Rumbough, Jean Shafiroff, Elsie McCabe Thompson, Katrina Peebles 2. Natalie Ross, Eric Ross 3. Michele Herbert, Lucia Hwong Gordon 4. B Michael, Valerie Simpson 5. Laurance Kaiser IV, Margo Langenberg 6. Mannie Jackson, Elsie McCabe Thompson, Francis W. Kairson Jr., Cathy Hughes
he Mission Society held its annual Champions for Children Gala on Tuesday, April 24. The benefit supported the Mission Society’s programs and services that help youth and families in our city’s most underserved communities to break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. This year’s gala co-chairs were Katrina and Don Peebles, Leah and Stanley H. Rumbough, and Jean and Martin Shafiroff. The gala, attended by more than 300 people, was held at the Mandarin Oriental on Columbus Circle, overlooking Central Park. Cathy Hughes, the founder and chairperson of Urban One, Inc. (which includes TV One and Radio One), received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her myriad, trailblazing accomplishments in media. Mannie Jackson, the 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer as well as the president of Mannie Jackson for the Humanities Foundation, received the Dina Merrill Hartley Public Service Award, named after the late actor and philanthropist whose family has supported the Mission Society for generations. Other awards were presented to LTC Francis W. Kairson, Jr., the director
emeritus of the Mission Society; BNY Mellon; and International Flavors & Fragrances. “We are celebrating those who have been committed to empowering others to achieve their dreams,” said Elsie McCabe Thompson, the Mission Society’s president. The organization is committed to making the world a better place, full of promise and opportunity, particularly for younger generations. The NYC Mission Society has been on the frontlines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years. Today, its progressive portfolio of educational, restorative justice, cultural enrichment, and workforce development programs make a positive, long-term impact on youth in the city’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement, combating violence, and providing career opportunities. Each year, they serve more than 13,000 children and families throughout New York City with their programs, supportive services, and community events. The New York City Mission Society: nycmissionsociety.org Social Life
RACHEL’S RADAR FIVE HOT SPOTS IN THE HAMPTONS By Rachel Heller
Sag Harbor Location location location they say when shopping for a house. Or, in my opinion, a restaurant. This restaurant is a fixture on the Hamptons scene. Its Cajun chicken & French fries combination is a classic, drawing the New York chic whether from boat to dock or by car. It’s nice to go from a casual day at the beach to an elegant dinner overlooking the boats. Bibloquet has the best chocolate mousse in town! Sag Harbor has become one of the hottest places to dine out East because of the many yachts that come in, making it a must-stop spot for good food and great people watching. I can always find the best sunsets in this town.
Bridgehampton This is probably the best and most essential spot for me to feel like a kid again. You must bring cash! It is an old school luncheonette and soda shop, and definitely not millennial, which I absolutely love. I feel as if I’ve traveled back in time at this cool spot. When I’m on my way back from boating, I usually stop in for a loaded milkshake. My favorite is strawberry.
East Hampton Point This restaurant is back after a year-long hiatus, but in a new location. It’s a great destination spot because you can just join the bar for an Aperol spritz or have a nice dinner overlooking the water. I spent time there over Memorial Day weekend and enjoyed the vibe. East Hampton Point is five acres of land and host to a marina, heated pool, tennis court, and housing. This is a great place to start the evening off early and stay late.
Southampton This new French restaurant has a mostly all-white décor against dark wood floors. Immense chandeliers, colorful art, and vases of large bouquets adorn the room. It feels like the set of a sophisticated Fred Astaire movie. The executive chef, Florian V. Hugo, a relative of the late French author Victor Hugo, used to own the former Maison Hugo on the Upper East Side. At Maison Vivienne the cuisine is French Provençal, the cuisine of Southeast France. Victor Hugo once wrote, “To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.” I totally agree and to me a restaurant that creates a harmony among the guests, the décor, and the delicious fare makes it a spot I want to return to time after time. Maison Vivienne is also a boutique hotel. SocialLifeMagazine.com
Rachel Heller, Photography by Rob Rich
Southampton This is a Hamptons and NYC staple for me. I feel at home in the morning when I can walk into town and get a cup of strong Italian coffee that wakes me up smiling. Just a few sips start my day off and set my tone. I am a huge coffee drinker! When I dine at Sant Ambroeus I like to sit in the garden if the weather is nice. I love to have long lunches here with friends and dinners with family. The olive bread is so fresh and delicous, and I love it with cacio e pepe, my favorite. This is when I forget I am gluten-free and my idea of a diet doesn’t get recalled. I always say I would get a bigger pair of jeans for a bigger bowl of pasta.
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1 SOCIAL LIFE MAGAZINE MEMORIAL DAY COVER AND 15 YEAR IN PRINT CELEBRATION May 26, 2018 1. Mark Baron Jane Babcook 2. Katie White Paul White 3. Kimberly Guilfoyle Joe Farrell 4. Dr. Christina Horne Dr. Reza Radjabi 5. Sharon Greenberg Laurence Greenberg 6. Gary Bronat Evgeniya Bronat 7. Teresa Slyfield Dr. Martin Fox 8. Dr. Ramin Tabib Dr. Elisa Mello 9. Dr. Anna Avaliani 10. Nancy Pearson 11. Peyman Umay
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1 SOCIAL LIFE MAGAZINE MEMORIAL DAY COVER AND 15 YEAR IN PRINT CELEBRATION May 2018 1. Gail Greenberg Dr. Stephen Greenberg 2. Sandra Sadowski Stefan Amraly 3. Cheri Kaufman Bill Schlight 4. Dawn Bodenchak Frank Bodenchak 5. Ben Richman Andrea Catsimatides 6. Caroline Gavalas George Gavalas 7. Ken Fishel Maria Fishel 8. Katie White Sara Goldfarb 9. Chelsea Laviano Michelle Maslanka 10. Dr. Shawn Sadri 11. Steven Knoble Nicole Noonan
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SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER
Joe Namath, Audrey Gruss, Nick Korniloff, the fair director, hosted the opening of Art New York to benefit the Hope for Depression Research Foundation and Namath’s foundation. Guests were Justina Adorno, starring in Eva Longoria’s new show Grand Hotel and Ashley Jordyn of Orange Is the New Black. The artists showing included Adrien Brody. artnyfair.com
Cece Black, Jean Shafiroff, Ann Van Ness, and Jay Paul co-chaired The French Heritage Society’s 35th anniversary gala. $1 million from the Met’s Visitors to Versailles exhibition was awarded to restoration projects in Paris. France’s Ambassador Gérard Araud and FHS board chair Elizbeth Stribling attended the 1920s-themed party “On the Riviera.” frenchheritagesociety.org
The photographer Ejaz Khan announced that he will donate one of his signature horse pieces to the Southampton Animal Shelter gala. Guests at the opening included the board president Clifton Knight, Katie McEntee, and Dr. Christopher Calapai. The July 21 gala, at Sandra McConnell’s home, will be chaired by Gregory D’Elia. southamptonanimalshelter.com
ADRIEN BRODY, AUDREY GRUSS, JOE NAMATH
ELIZABETH STRIBLING, JEAN SHAFIROFF, CECE BLACK
IRENE MICHAELS EJAZ KHAN
JEFF LIMA JUSTINA ADORNO
SHARON BUSH R. COURI HAY
KATIE MCENTEE ELIZABETH SHAFIROFF
JUDY MCLAREN, ANN VAN NESS, DIANA FRANKEL, BARBARA KEMPER GROSS, HARRIET ROSS
CLIF KNIGHT JENNIFER DWORK
ART NEW YORK HOPE FOR DEPRESSION
ALEXEI BONDAR ASHLEY JORDYN
NIGHTLIFE Avengers & Black Panther
By Joe Alexander with Photography by Patrick McMullan
Avengers: Infinity War is the top action movie of the summer. You’ll leave jonesing the 2019 final installment of this Marvel franchise. Chris Hemsworth deadpanned: “I feel like I’m ready for any dangerous situation that might come my way, provided I have a hammer on me.” His costars say the funniest things. Scarlett Johansson: “I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag.” Robert Downey, Jr: “Acting is the most wildly overpaid position imaginable.” The Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan admitted: “Playing a bad guy is fun; I’m not going to lie. I’d definitely do it again in a heartbeat, because it’s so out of my nature.”
Ryan Thomas Roth, Peter Thomas Roth @ Viennese Opera Ball
Katherine Langford, Nick Robinson @ Love, Simon
Love Simon The gay coming-of-age story Love Simon wins you over by the end. The lead, Nick Robinson, has several serious kissing scenes, but of course he’s straight. He said, “My brother came out around the same time that we started filming. One of the best things that came out of this movie is just being able to talk to him.”
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost @ Avengers: Infinity War
Jean Shafiroff, Laine Siklos @Viennese Opera Ball
Take My Nose Please Jackie Hoffman, whose performance in Feud, about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, garnered Hoffman an Emmy nomination. She’s talking about her new plastic surgery by Dr. Sherrell Aston, who reportedly has done the faces of Anna Wintour, Catherine Deneuve, and Carolina Herrera. Take My Nose, Please!, the documentary by Joan Kron, explores the relationships between women, comedy, and plastic surgery. Kron interviews female comedians who are trying to decide if plastic surgery would be right for them. Hoffman ends up opting for a face lift and nose job from Dr. Aston. Hoffman tells pals she’s thrilled with her natural new look. The film ends with Jackie saying, “I wish I’d had the chin implant too.” Now, she happily confessed, she’s gone back to Dr. Aston to get both the chin implant and an eye lift to look her best for her current Broadway role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. draston.com
Nick Korniloff, Pamela Cohen, Amar’e Stoudemire, Jason Newstead, Joe Namath @ Art Miami
Anna Rubik, Diana Widmaier Picasso, Isabelle Bscher @ Galerie Gmurzynska Nancy Chemtob, Star Jones, Susan Moss @ Balancing the Scales
Dianne Bernhard, Judge Frederic Block, Angela Bernhard @ Race to Judgment
Geraldo Rivera, Arthur Aidala, Bill de Blasio
Dottie Herman @ The UN
The Viennese Opera Ball Two of the leading debutantes at the 63rd Viennese Opera ball were Eugenia Bullock, the daughter of Janna Bullock,
Janna Bullock, Eugenia Bullock @ Viennese Opera Ball
Hank Freid, Danielle Savre @ Sanctuary Hotel
Neil Patrick Harris, Herb Karlitz @ Harlem EatUp!
in an elegant gown by Nicole Miller; and Meredith Schott, the daughter of Christine Ledes and Steve Schott, wearing a tiara by Jordan Fine and a heavenly confection by Maggie Norris. Also taking her bow was Austria’s Archduchess Isabella von Habsburg-Lorthringen. She wore a diamond tiara that had been handed down through the generations. She confessed, “I’ve never worn a tiara, but I’m excited to be doing it tonight. I’m happy to help create this cultural bridge between America and Vienna and raise money for the music therapy program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.” Escorts included Prince Michael de Habsbourg-Lorraine and Ryan Thomas Roth, the son of the cosmetics mogul Peter Thomas Roth. Guests included Archduke Géza and Archduchess Elizabeth von HabsburgLothringen of Austria, Sylvia Frieser, Daniel Serafin, Jean Shafiroff, and Metropolitan Opera stars René Pape and Eva-Maria Westbroek. vienneseopraball.com
Picasso at Galerie Gmurzynska Dr. Gina Sam in New York
Tony Ingrao, Christie Brinkley, Randy Kemper in the Hamptons
Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter Diana Picasso débuted her MEN — gold jewelry collection at Galerie Gmurzynska, owned by her friend Isabelle Bscher. Picasso, an art historian, said: “I was inspired by the timeless designs of the Romans, the Greeks, and the Egyptians; I love working with gold, a material that has been used for millennia.” Picasso, the mother of baby Luna, would like to see her timeless pieces passed from mother to daughter. “To have something that has been touched by different generations is a spiritual experience.” gmurzynska.com Guests included the model and co-founder Anja Rubik, who posed in some of the edgy bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. mene.com
Art Miami Beth Stern, Alex Donner @ Southampton Animal Shelter
Ivana Trump, Robert Cenedella @ Le Cirque
Metallica’s Jason Newsted swiped spray paint from Mr. Brainwash’s booth to complete a giant mural he was painting on the side of the Art Miami Pavilion with former Jean-Michel Basquiat collaborators Al Diaz and Danny Minnick. Newsted ran out of paint three quarters through painting the mural titled Birds of a Feather. Newsted was desperate to find more paint and when he realized his booth was next to Mr. Brainwash’s, he peeked behind and found a bag full of spray paints, which he liberated. Art lovers in Miami included Leonardo DiCaprio, Owen Wilson, Paris Hilton, Rosario Dawson, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Frank Ocean.
Race to Judgment
Dr. Sherrell Aston, Muffie Potter Aston @ Take My Nose, Please
New York Prime Beef ’s Josh Tanner
Adriana Lima in JFine Jewelry
The art patron Dianne B. Bernhard hosted a book party for Race to Judgment, Judge Frederic Block’s new novel, at the 21 Club. Block knows Brooklyn’s darkest secrets and writes from his firsthand knowledge of the gritty world of the borough’s criminal justice system. The critically acclaimed novel is being scripted into a series. fredericblock.com
HOMES FIND YOUR HAMPTONS DREAM HOUSE
ESTATES LIVE THE HAMPTONS LIFE
MARKETING TO THE WORLD By Jacob Puck
hen Jane Babcook and Mark Baron, the renowned real estate duo, decided last year to take a fresh approach to customer satisfaction in the real estate business, they knew they were onto something big. With some muscle from powerhouse Brown Harris Stevens behind them, Baron and Babcook differentiated themselves in the space of true service by embracing the value that teamwork and a true partnership can bring to helping people get into the right home. After a blockbuster 2017 season, the pair committed themselves to having no downtime. Instead, they continued to reinvent what it means to be “connected,” and now are bringing the Hamptons to the world and the rest of the world to the Hamptons. In essence, they looked beyond their own team to find ways to partner with their luxury peers across the globe. “Jane and I have done extensive networking during the past year, and one of the highlights for us was the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Convention in Las Vegas, in January, which was a huge success,” says Baron. “Around the same time, Jane attended the Inman Convention, and it was there that she discovered that the industry was taking our lead, that there is a trend towards teams across the industry. It was purely coincidental because we really feel like we were in the forefront of that a year ago. It was very affirming.” According to Baron, that’s the future of high-roller real estate, because what buyers want now is white glove service grounded in an all hands on deck mentality, “because you must leverage local expertise to ensure an informed and perfect experience for your global customers.” Today, that is manifested in their work through being invitation-only members of Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier locally-branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages (including Brown Harris Stevens). The network, which includes a dynamic web site, continues to grow and actually marketed over 50,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes just last year.
According to Baron, the service attracted over three million high-net-worth visitors by presenting a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerages worldwide, and boasts a brand that is recognized throughout the world as the luxury standard of excellence. “Put simply, this helps us create the bicoastal, or international, connections and opportunities to cross-promote all over the world,” says Babcook. “Through this partnership, Brown Harris Stevens, and now Mark and I, have created international relationships and partnerships in major destinations and luxury markets around the world.” Social Life
“Jane and I have done extensive networking during the past year, and one of the highlights for us was the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Convention in Las Vegas, in January, which was a huge success,” says Baron. “Around the same time, Jane attended the Inman Convention, and it was there that she discovered that the industry was taking our lead, that there is a trend towards teams across the industry. It was purely coincidental because we really feel like we were in the forefront of that a year ago. It was very affirming.”
Baron says a lot of Europeans have decided that they want to come to the States for a second home or simply want in on the luxury home market, and may not know exactly where they want to be based. “This service is set up to bring our expertise to the table, and to provide the buyer with assurance that they are dealing with the most experienced brokers. There is peace of mind that comes with that, and it doesn’t matter how wealthy you are; when you are making a decision this big and potentially disruptive to your life, your peace of mind is always our top priority,” says Baron. SocialLifeMagazine.com
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HAMPTONS POWER BROKERS THE BRENNAN-HAGEN TEAM—EAST-END’S INSIDERS By Idiota Hannet
Sarah Hagen Doud, Eric Hagen, Dawn Brennan-Hagen
ith over 25 years of experience in Hamptons real estate, it’s all in the family for the Brennan-Hagen team at Saunders. The mother (Dawn Brennan Hagen), son (Eric Hagen) and daughter (Sarah Hagen Doud) team are fifth-generation Hamptonites, with deep roots in the real estate community. The family brings a valuable local historical perspective as they come from a long line of landowners, builders, investors, developers, and real estate agents. Fun fact: Dawn’s great grandfather was a Bridgehampton potato farmer and landowner at the turn of the century, and Dawn’s mother helped co-found the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Dawn is known in Hamptons real estate circles for her strong local business relationships that allow her to solve problems and successfully negotiate real estate deals. Her personal motto is “no hurdle is too high.” Check out one of their current spectacular listings: A RARE WATERFRONT ESTATE ON THREE MILE HARBOR DRIVE, EAST HAMPTON Move into this sun-drenched 6,000+/- sq.-ft.-home (including porches and basement), or create a new waterfront compound on two neighboring, separate, buildable lots available, one of which is 3.5+/- waterfront acres, which are also being offered for sale, ideally as a package deal at $11,750,000. The existing home presents water views throughout and has five bedrooms, all en suite, and seven and a half baths. Enjoy an open flow among the light-filled
principal living areas with dramatic soaring ceilings in the great room. Potential exists for a master suite on the first floor. The eat-in kitchen is equipped with high-end stainless steel appliances and flows to an adjacent sunny breakfast area and formal dining. French doors open from several rooms to a spacious patio. In the fully finished lower level is a full bath and kitchenette, with an entrance from the garage. Outdoors, relax and enjoy the private views from the elegant all-weather pool cabana, heated pool, and Jacuzzi; the property also offers a tennis court. Saunders & Associates 2287 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton Dawn Brennan-Hagen Licensed Real Estate Salesperson c/ 516.982.1952 o/ 631.458.4932 firstname.lastname@example.org Eric Hagen Licensed Real Estate Salesperson c/ 301.660.1252 o/ 631.537.5454 email@example.com Sarah Hagen Doud Licensed Real Estate Salesperson c/ 631.745.2127 o/ 631.537.5454 firstname.lastname@example.org Social Life
THE HAMPTONS POOL AN EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL OASIS “Water is the essence of life. Your pool offers so much. Quality time with your kids. Or imagine that skinny-dipping moment when you’re alone with your partner, late at night. It’s connecting your soul and body in a basic element, water. When immersed at the perfect temperature, with low-level lighting on a starry night, you achieve a Zen state of mind,” says Stuart Andrews, the owner of Shinnecock Pools.
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Bridgehampton. Spanning 3.5 acres on two, sunset sited, contiguous parcels, a 9,000 SF, 6-bedroom traditional on three levels of living space holds center stage within an exclusive enclave of homes overlooking a 20-acre grassy reserve with views to the Atlantic Golf Course and the clubhouse beyond. Originally built by Jay Bialsky as his Hampton estate and now updated with interiors by Amy Lau for its current owner, this stunning retreat welcomes all into a dramatic great room with fireplace, which sundrenched by day, will by night, be the focal point for all your entertaining. An expansive kitchen is well equipped to provide meals that will be enjoyed in the dining area or outside under the covered porch warmed by its own fireplace. Nearby an informal living room will soon become a favorite haunt for reading or watching TV. A generous guest suite, powder room and laundry room complete the first floor. Upstairs the expansive master wing offers sleeping chamber, luxurious bath with heated floors and a fireplace gracing the sitting area, all sharing expansive views to the south and west. Two additional guest bedrooms, both with baths ensuite, complete the second floor. A separate staircase just past the kitchen finds two additional bedroom suites over the two-car garage. The finished lower level offers living room with media area, bar, 1,200 bottle wine cellar, expansive gym, spa-like steam bath and staff lounge with full bath. Outside, stone patios and a sea of lawn frame the heated Gunite pool with raised spa that looks out across the grounds to the contiguous 1.65 acres that is home to a sunken tennis court irrigated from below. The next owner could enjoy the property as is, create a compound by adding a guest house on this separate parcel or even find a buyer for this beautiful lot. Amenities include generator, Crestron system and full house audio. With easy access to all that makes the Hamptons a world class destination, this impressive estate deserves your attention today. For the full story go to myhamptonhomes.com/103362. Exclusive. $10.75M WEB#103362
Chic Sagaponack Estate Sagaponack. Sagg Pond and Sagg Main sea breezes intermingle, wafting over a chic, custom designed 8 bedroom, 8,500 SF estate privately poised on 3.3+/verdant acres very deep in Sagaponack South. At the end of a long, gated hedge-lined drive, a clever and sexy architectural design has been masterfully executed using a mixture of materials, dressing up the residence with cedar, natural stone, and cherry wood flooring. Common rooms include a great room and a living room with vaulted ceilings and stone floors, both warmed by fireplaces. The fully equipped kitchen, with custom cabinetry and stone-topped counters, is more than up to the task of servicing the formal dining room. A contiguous breakfast room has doors to look out at and access the expansive covered porch. Each day will begin and end in the two-story master wing anchoring the east side of the home offering dressing room and walk-in closet, luxurious bath with tiled floor, spa, multi-head shower, a separate sitting room and upstairs a massage room/office. Two additional guest suites, a staff room with bath, laundry room and a 2-car garage complete the first floor. Upstairs is a separate guest area offering three bedrooms with bathrooms ensuite, wet bar, private terrace and second laundry room. A private guest suite awaits at the top of yet another staircase. The finished lower level contains a recreation/media room, mirrored gym and full bath, a wine room and extensive storage area. Covered and uncovered patios look out at a heated Gunite pool set within natural stone and augmented by an elevated, vanishing edge hot tub hidden from view behind large boulders. The separate all-weather tennis court is reached through an arbor covered in honeysuckle and wisteria, with a nearby cabana. The zen-like grounds, infused by a kaleidoscope of color, offer specimen trees, flowering shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses while a water lily pond adds to the properties ĂŠlan. Although privatized on three sides by perimeter evergreens and tall hedging, southern views look out over contiguous farm fields... With both Pierreâ€™s Market and the broad beaches just a bike ride away, this singular estate, at a whole new attractive price awaits your preview today. Co-Exclusive. Price Upon Request WEB#34854
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HOMEAND GARDEN DESIGN By Sarah Parker Young
ANIMAL KINGDOM The creatures of the wild are inspiring to look at, both in nature and as represented in art and design. Here we have gathered birds, large cats, a hippopotamus, a flamingo, a buffalo, a butterfly, an elephant, a giraffe, goats, and owls that are featured on prints and products. Your home will become a visual animal sanctuary with these indoor and outdoor sculptures, furniture, accessories, rugs, and art.
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Tracey and Bonita have traveled to many beautiful places in the world, but are happy to call the Hamptons home. With over 40 years combined experience in real estate, both are savvy in all aspects of buying, selling and renting residential and commercial properties. This summer, let Bonita and Tracey help find the place where youâ€™ll make memories that last a lifetime.
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90 MORTON By Mary Ellen Lynch
he architect Asaf Gottesman of GSArch and the Leroy Street Studio Interiors team, led by Marc Turkel and Sybille Schneider, have collaborated to create an extraordinary project for Brack Capital Real Estate in the West Village, one of the city’s most sought-after residential neighborhoods. The team has transformed a 1912 former industrial building into a light-filled state-of-the-art residential condominium building. 90 Morton contains 35 exquisite residences with world-class amenities. Prices start at $5.3 million for two- to five-bedroom homes. Gottesman added four floors to the original eight-story building. He ingeniously added space, increased privacy, and opened up views by creating cantilevered terraces over setbacks. 90 Morton’s custom geometric, blackened-steel and textured glass front doors suggests something unique, hand-wrought, and specially considered within. The lobby and adjacent library are dressed in rich oak paneling with accents of blackened steel. Columns and rich Venetian plaster embellishments were inspired by Milanese moderne details of the 1940s and ’50s. A carport off the main entry offers further privacy.
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The play of industrial and modern continues throughout the building and into the loft-like residences with high ceilings, original concrete beams and columns, unusually large windows, and wideplank, natural oak flooring. Gottesman’s floating window surrounds frame both the view and the massive structure, while Leroy Street Studio’s deep window sills emphasize the building’s solidity and enhance the intimacy of light-filled spaces.
Leroy Street Studio designed industrial-modern kitchens, which include walnut Poliform cabinets and custom, blackened-steel and glass upper cabinets against white quartzite counters and backsplashes. Abundant appliances and fixtures are best in class and include products by Gaggenau, Sub-Zero, Blanco, and Waterstone. Royal Danby marble, European ash drawers, and Kaldewei deep-soaking tubs are in master baths. Powder rooms are lined in Ceppo di Gre stone tiles that Turkel sourced in northern Italy. Six penthouses feature gas fireplaces, libraries, and expansive terraces.
Amenities include 24-hour attended lobby; virtual concierge services by LIV Unlimited; residents’ library; cold-storage room; 64foot indoor pool with direct elevator access for privacy; saunas and changing rooms with showers and individual lockers; fully-equipped fitness gym; children’s playroom; and common rooftop with a full outdoor kitchen, BBQ, powder room, gas fireplace, and 360° views of the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty. “90 Morton is for the individual who, after achieving status and success, came to realize that a life well lived is one that includes a deep understanding of natural elements and unparalleled craftsmanship,” said Shlomi Reuveni, the founder, president, and CEO of Reuveni Real Estate, 90 Morton’s exclusive sales and marketing firm. On-site sales gallery: 90 Morton Street (at Greenwich Street) 90mortonst.com firstname.lastname@example.org 212.220.9090 Social Life
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JAMAICA, MONTEGO BAY HALF MOON RESORT By Joe Alexander
Joe Alexander is the travel editor and society columnist for Social Life Magazine. He focuses on culture, theater, movies, and food. Joe was born in New York City, and currently resides in Manhattan and Southampton.
THE ROYALS’ FAVORITE JAMAICAN HOTEL Prince Harry went on a charm offensive while staying at the Half Moon resort in Jamaica. Although he was on an official visit to the island nation, celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, his stay at Half Moon also provided him with a few days’ break from his royal duties. The approachable prince delighted the butler, cook, and housekeeper who attended to his five-bedroom oceanfront villa by shaking hands and posing for photos with them.
“Prince Harry was informal and fun to be around, and he seemed to enjoy his time here,” confided his cook, Denise Graham. She whipped up traditional Jamaican fare, including smoked jerk chicken and saltfish with green bananas for the ginger prince. “He was very complimentary to myself and the rest of the villa staff and told me he would love to come back.” Harry’s grandparents, HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, have been repeat guests at Half Moon, as has his father, Prince Charles, and stepmother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The media has dubbed Half Moon “the royals’ favorite Jamaican hotel.”
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JACQUELINE AND JOHN F. KENNEDY Though Jamaica is a former English colony, it’s not only the British royal family who have graced this lush tropical paradise near Montego Bay. Monaco’s late Prince Rainier and his daughter Princess Caroline, have also stayed on the 400-acre property, and American royals John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, spent time here before they became president and first lady.
HOLLYWOOD LOVES HALF MOON It’s not only heads of state who enjoy Half Moon’s lush gardens; 11 tennis courts; 54 swimming pools; myriad water sports; world class spa; spectacular 18 hole, par-72 championship Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course; and equestrian center. Riding a horse along the beach and into the water is magical! Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Sir Richard Branson, LL Cool J, and 50 Cent have all stayed here. Stevie Wonder had just left when I arrived, and country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and their three kids were taking a relaxing break from their year-long international tour.
HOSPITALITY STARTS AT THE AIRPORT It’s only three and a half hours from New York to the soft breezes and warm waters of Montego Bay, and Half Moon Resort has a welcoming lounge inside the small airport. Your first sign of the Caribbean hospitality to come. Our driver, Perry, one of Jamaica’s authentic characters, whisked us to Half Moon, ten minutes from the airport. I highly recommend booking Perry to take you around in his comfortable, air-conditioned, white Lincoln Town Car. He can tell you where to go and what to see. 876.899.4308 Guests enter through the resort’s elegant iron gates. At the SocialLifeMagazine.com
Half Moon beach view
end of the drive is a Grecian portico with imposing Corinthian columns, a touch of British colonial-era grandeur. The lobby of the Great House offers majestic views of the water. The vast property boasts two miles of private beachfront. From the terrace you see the crescent-shaped bay and white sand beach for which the hotel is named.
FOUNDED BY 17 FAMILIES Half Moon was founded in 1954 when 17 families purchased 35 acres of land. These pillars of industry included Harvey Firestone Jr. of Firestone Tire and Rubber; Richard Reynolds, Sr. of Reynolds Metals; and Mrs. Laurance Armour of Armour Packing. They vacationed on Jamaica’s north coast and decided to join forces to create a winter escape of their own. The original resort consisted of 17 cottages and 30 hotel rooms. Half Moon has grown over the years, now boasting 400 acres, 210 rooms and suites, 31 private villas, and a staff of over 800. It is still owned by some descendants of the original group.
WEST COTTAGES Ten of the original cottages, known as the West Cottages, are still in use today, and they are the place to stay if you can score one. Some of the cottages have pianos and their own pools. My favorite, cottage No.1, sits at the end of the main beach, offering ultimate privacy and a shady palm grove, which was perfect when you’ve had enough sun. These cottages are set far enough away so that they are quiet, yet the resort’s restaurants and bars are an easy walk away. The oceanfront junior suites are another great option, and if you’re bringing children, you can book an adjoining room. The rooms in the suites are expansive, with generous in-
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door and outdoor seating areas affording panoramic views of the turquoise Caribbean. Bathrooms are enormous, great for the whole family, and my four-poster bed added a touch of old school island charm. If you’re traveling with a large extended family, cottage No.7 with six bedrooms is a great option. This cottage is so close to the water that you can hear the waves breaking on the beach.
Lobby of Half Moon Resort
LUXURIOUS, SPACIOUS SUITES AND VILLAS Rooms, suites, and villas at Half Moon are very spacious. The smallest room is 350 square feet, and suites are as large as 1,900 square feet. All have outdoor space, patios or terraces, and many feature private pools.
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You do not need to leave Half Moon’s grounds to dine, with multiple restaurants and cafes on the property. You don’t even have to leave your room, as private dining is available. And you can create the ultimate romantic, intimate dining experience for two at any of the resort’s many dreamy locations, including an over-water gazebo, secluded beaches, or your own balcony or patio. Pop the question or fall in love all over again as the candlelight flickers in the gentle trade winds.
Seagrape Terrace is outdoor dining at its finest. Sample a wide selection of international cuisine as you enjoy breathtaking views of the sea. With the fabulous weather, this spot is ideal at any time of day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served. It also offers internationally themed buffets, and there’s entertainment in the evenings.
IL GIARDINO Authentic Italian cuisine in Jamaica? Yes, thanks to the affable chef Cosimo Riccardi, who hails from Naples. Riccardi uses local ingredients and natural herbs from the Half Moon garden in classic dishes from southern Italy. Pastas are made fresh, in-house, and you can enjoy your meal al fresco or in airconditioned comfort.
SUGAR MILL RESTAURANT Sugar Mill is not only Half Moon’s signature restaurant, but it is also one of the top fine dining spots in all of Jamaica. Yes, the royal family has eaten at this award-winning place. Located on a historic former sugar plantation, the restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients and island flavors and spices for a modern spin on Jamaican cuisine prepared by the chef, Christopher Goding. A walk through the elaborate gardens, past an operational waterwheel that was once used to mill the sugarcane, brings you to the newly renovated space. Specialties include a kebab of jerk sausage, pork, beef, and shrimp flamed with rum at the table, and yam risotto (yam substituting for rice). We loved our meal of cornbread with olive spread, fresh grouper that melted in our mouths, and the Wagyu striploin, a signature dish.
THE HOUSEBOAT GRILL, MONTEGO BAY It’s always fun to go out and explore other restaurants. I suggest the Houseboat Grill in Montego Bay. You arrive by raft to this charming boat where Steve McQueen lived while filming the movie Papillion, in 1973. During a Jamaican music festival, this boat served as a lounge for the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, Sting, The Grateful Dead, and the B-52s.
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Dress casually, and be sure to ask for upstairs seating with a view of the bay and the twinkling lights of the city. Start with the spicy pepper shrimp and, if it’s in season, try the lobster. End with the decadent molten chocolate cake with a scoop of ice cream. You can work it off at Half Moon’s gym. thehouseboatgrill.com
The challenging course is beloved by golf enthusiasts, and also offers grassed practice greens, putting greens, a clubhouse, pro shop, and snack bar that serves lunch.
BRING THE KIDS Half Moon treats kids like VIPs, and the resort has a Children’s Village for ages three to twelve to play, learn, and make friends. Professional nannies are on staff, and activities are supervised by trained, certified coordinators affiliated with a Penn State University child-care program. You can choose from half-day, full-day, and three- and four-day packages. Snacks and lunch are included. During the summer when school is out, Half Moon runs a day camp to keep the little ones entertained.
FERN TREE SPA Half Moon’s Fern Tree Spa, the largest in the Caribbean, is a world unto itself, with its own glamorous pool and waterfall. You can also have lunch in between your treatments. Try the signature Fern Tree Remedy, a 90-minute treatment package that ends with a refreshing rum body splash and a shot of carrot juice. Fern Tree’s list of treatments extends for 29 pages, so rest assured you can be pampered all day long. In addition to steam rooms and saunas, you can take private treatments in tranquil tropical gardens, an outdoor yoga pavilion, a meditation labyrinth, and overwater bungalows, which are rare in this part of the world. You can indulge while listening to water lapping gently instead of piped-in music.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER, WITH PONIES FOR KIDS And there are pony rides! Half Moon’s acclaimed equestrian center includes a pony park where children aged six and under can safely learn to ride under supervision. Kids also love the rabbits, goats, and donkeys in the park. For grownups, there are horseback riding options for all skill levels. Novices can try the rookies roundup. Private lessons are on offer as well as riding, jumping, and polo. Most popular are rides on the beach, at a slow pace, guided by trainers, so even beginners can do it. And people rave about the
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF Half Moon’s golf course is stellar, named one of the best in the Caribbean. Designed in 1964 by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr, and updated by Roger Rulewich in 2005, it is home to many official PGA tournaments, including the European PGA Senior tour and the Jamaica Open.
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Turf & Surf ride, which includes swimming in the sea with the horses. It’s suitable for adults and children over 10, but some riding experience is necessary.
Bob and Anne Betton bought Greenwood in 1975, and restored it over the years. I asked Mrs. Betton why she took on this huge project, and she replied simply, “I liked it.” Sadly, she assured me, “There are no ghosts here.” This house has a 360-degree view of the horizon, and from the veranda you can literally see the curvature of Earth.
MIXING TRADITION WITH MODERNITY While classic Anglo-Caribbean architecture, luxurious rooms, and impeccable service have been Half Moon signatures since day one, the resort is looking to the future, having just undergone a $75-million renovation and extension in time for the opening of the 2018 season in November and its 65th anniversary in February 2019. The extensive upgrades include three new restaurants, including a vegan café, new bars, an elegant new entrance to the grounds, an adults-only pool, an expanded beachfront with a natural swimming cove, and 57 new suites, rooms, and cottages. The new lobby, designated The Great House, will be the vibrant heart of the resort. halfmoon.com, 800.626.0592
FREESTYLE CATAMARAN TRIP A sail on the stunning FreeStyle catamaran was a highlight of our trip. Jamaica Watersports offers cruises for fishing, snorkeling or just dancing and relaxing on deck while you sail the clear blue Caribbean. Arnold Schwarzenegger read a book during his five-hour spin, while Whoopi Goldberg smoked a spliff during her sail. It’s all good, man. The wind is strongest from 11 am to 3 pm, or take a sunset cruise with a good bottle of Taittinger. Half Moon will take care of everything. jamaicawatersports.com, +1 876 381 3229
GREENWOOD GREAT HOUSE History buffs will want to go to the Greenwood Great House that was owned by the family of the poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Built in 1780, this plantation survived unscathed during slave rebellions, and remains largely intact today, with authentic furnishings and rare objects. You’ll find the original library, artwork, and a collection of rare musical instruments, some of which the tour guide will play for you.
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THE SPECTACULAR ICONIC SANTORINI By Blaire Bass
he seemingly endless sunsets. The azure water lapping onto ancient beaches. The allure of Oia, with its high-end shopping and exclusive restaurants. The reckless abandon of Fira, and the permission you give yourself to hit a nightclub no matter your age. These attributes mark the essence of a magical island that never loses its glitter, its glam, or its glory as one of the world’s most iconic destinations. Once you’ve decided to make the trek, the most important next step is planning where to stay. This decision will make or break your trip because, as anyone who has been to Santorini knows, getting around can be back breaking. Our advice? Make a list of attributes that are important to you:
1. Privacy (The island is marked by a series of
paths, and unless you plan it right, unscrupulous tourists will be obstructing your view.)
2. Location (Right up there with privacy, and this is key: everything is seemingly hanging off the side of a cliff. Know your limits.)
3. Amenities (Duh. Number one and two on our list are endless bottled water and endless unique local wines.)
(This island is a scorcher, and getting to a beach is not always as easy as it looks.)
5. Internet access (Just double check — at a minimum you’ll want to confirm that the nanny has a handle on what’s going down back at the manse.) Social Life
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Once you’ve perfected your punch list, you’ll likely find the Iconic Santorini, a boutique cave hotel, to be the preferred option. Situated on a spectacular hillside setting and literally carved from the historic volcanic caldera wall, Iconic is a haven of tranquility. Named Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the prestigious World Travel Awards, it’s nearly impossible to find an equally serene retreat that offers the same grace, elegance, and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea below. Each room and suite is unique, featuring personal veranda seating high on the island, making the location perfect for those who don’t want to be too tucked away. Spend your downtime relaxing in the crystal waters of a dreamy outdoor infinity pool, sunbathing on the caldera sun terrace, or sampling local delights at the onproperty, authentic home-style restaurant. Schedule your up-time with the knowledgeable staff. From authentic Greek dinners to personalized excursions, guests receive unrivalled service and personal care. That is, of course, if you even want to leave your room. Each SocialLifeMagazine.com
residence is exactly what you’d expect from a luxury Santorini hotel: traditional cave accommodations combined with the finest in contemporary amenities and authentic Greek styling. Exquisite bedding is complemented by luxurious Aesop bath products for peace of body. For peace of mind, you’ll find reliable Internet, dining on personal terraces, and international power plugs. There’s a reason why Santorini is consistently named among the most romantic islands in the world. It currently holds the third place ranking for The Most Romantic Islands in the World and ninth spot for the Best Islands in the World on the list of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. It’s entirely likely that Iconic Santorini is among the reasons why.
Iconic Santorini, a Boutique Cave Hotel iconicsantorini.com
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LOWCOUNTRY LUXURY IN SOUTH CAROLINA By Anthony Michael
Montage Palmetto Bluff
ntering Palmetto Bluff is like entering a movie. From the Comprising 20,000 acres, Palmetto Bluff gives that piece of minute you turn onto the access road to this otherworld mind as a low-key resort and community that encompasses an of resort and residences, you know you’ve signed-up for a extensive nature preserve, walking trails, a vibrant village, marina, unique experience. For some, it may last a few nights. For othrestaurants, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. ers, it may be a lifetime. And, while this exercise in perfection But it’s the details that make Palmetto Bluff a new kind of may at first take you off guard, you luxury. Miles upon miles of gas-lit will regain your breath in short order, Nestled along the May River street lamps. The 1913 60-foot anbecause this is a place designed to motor yacht, Grace, which is in the bucolic Lowcountry of tique help you breathe long and easy. ready for a cruise on the May River South Carolina, Palmetto Bluff or for a very special event. Pristine Nestled along the May River in the bucolic Lowcountry of South Caroliis quickly becoming a tony des- landscaping, whether you’re at the na, Palmetto Bluff is quickly becomshooting range or enjoying your tination, particularly attractive front lawn. And, impeccable service, ing a tony destination, particularly for its location and climate. attractive for its location and climate: distinguished by the laid-back southmore and more, those in the know are ern hospitality, reminds you that this looking for a temperate Caribbean-alternative within a couple Neverland is not only real, but also steeped in history and traof hours from New York City or other East Coast hubs. They dition (it even has its own museum and resident archeologist). want little fuss, and a lot more peace of mind when it comes At the center of the property is the Montage Palmetto Bluff to a resort vacation or a rental or forever property. resort with its charming rooms, suites, and cottages. These all Social Life
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have luxurious residential touches, such as vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, opulent bathrooms, and verandas with stunning views of waterways, flora, and fauna (watching the dozens of species of birds come and go at dusk and dawn is spectacular). Guests at the Montage, many of whom are likely on hand to survey the greater property for a vacation home or plan a luxe wedding, are treated to many of the same amenities as full-time residents. Foremost, you never have to leave the property for a meal. Several full-service restaurants offer everything from simplebut-spectacular soups and salads all the way to five-course meals and fireside s’mores. You can complete your South Carolina epicurean experience with a healthy variety of fine wines, delicious and refreshing craft beers, and unforgettable classic and creative cocktails. The resident sommelier is quick to review an abundant, well-curated cellar should you request it. For dining, don’t miss Canoe Club, a stunning boat-house style restaurant. The coastal kitchen menu celebrates local seafood, drawing ingredients and inspiration from the May River, SocialLifeMagazine.com
such as local shrimp, oysters, and seafood prepared in a variety of ways. Partnering with area farms, the property’s executive chef, who honed his skills at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco, and in Portland, Maine’s legendary restaurant scene before that, sources fresh vegetables, beef, and poultry to create dishes that honor the bounty of the Lowcountry. The Spa Montage is heaven within heaven. Swim a few laps in the relaxing outdoor pool surrounded by the lush green maritime forest. Settle into separate men’s and women’s relaxation areas featuring saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools, and whirlpools. Shop in the inviting Spa Boutique, or enjoy a beauty service in the stunning Salon Montage. The signature high cotton massage is an absolute must — opt for the 120-minute treatment. One thing that makes Palmetto Bluff exceptional is its abundance of activities. From daily culinary events to dozens of sporting and outdoor options, guests and residents never want for something to do. Or nothing to do: porching is another way to spend some Southern time. (And, dog lovers, take note: Palmetto Bluff is canine-friendly.)
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THE RESIDENCES Boasting more square miles than Manhattan, Palmetto Bluff has become a forever home to many of the people who have visited. The pristine houses and available lots are sheltered by arms of moss-draped live oaks and punctuated by a village of cobblestone lanes — reminiscent of Savannah and Charleston — that wind among cottages, shops, cafes, and beside the Montage Palmetto Bluff resort. The homes, which are customizable and vary in price, boast Southern architecture, wrap-around porches and the aforementioned twinkling gaslights, all with access to world-class recreational amenities: May River Golf Club with its Nicklaus course; equestrian center; lawn and racquet club; fitness centers; the acclaimed Spa Montage; kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and biking along scenic trails. Of the current hot properties (and various opportunities abound), Montage Residences Palmetto Bluff are among the most exclusive addresses in the Southeast. The charming two-to-five bedroom single-family residences are inspired by Lowcountry architecture and feature timeless, comfortable design both inside and out. Offering two to five bedrooms, these spacious single-story cottages are made for stretching out, settling in, and living
expansively. Exteriors are inspired by the existing hotel cottages with simple forms, details, and clapboard exteriors painted warm white with silver grey roofs. The great rooms open out to porches that in turn open out to the communal green. The space flows naturally between inside and outside. The interior details are timeless and comfortable with painted wood on the walls and ceilings contrasting the warm hues of the antique heart pine floors. Homes feature screened porches, built-in grills, and airy sitting rooms with fireplaces, ideal for year-round indoor-outdoor living. And with the convenience of turnkey living, they allow for immediate occupancy. You can simply lock your doors upon your leaving and trust Montage to take care of everything in your absence. Or, if you choose to participate in Montage’s rental program, they will make your residence available at times that you designate. For families who relish a sense of place and its traditions, Montage Residences Palmetto Bluff offer a lifetime of memories, and the resort is an absolute must-visit in 2018.
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GURNEY ’S MONTAUK YACHT CLUB & RESORT THE BEST PLACE FOR A FAMILY VACATION By Inna DeSilva
have been a fan of Gurney’s Resort and Spa for many years. And now I’ve become a fan of Gurney’s newest property out East, Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort. It’s a beautiful, calm place on 35 waterfront acres, with 107 rooms, including 23 suites that makes traveling with kids a breeze. My favorite rooms are the ones overlooking the beach. But let reservations help you with picking one that suits your needs best. Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club has the largest deep-water marina in the Hamptons, whose boat owners have been part of the yacht club community for years. It’s always fun to walk around with your family and watch the kids get excited as they point out their favorite yachts. Of course, we won’t mention your own fantasy of picking out that boat you always wanted. The yacht club was bought by Gurney’s this year, and they are quickly putting their stamp on it. LDV Hospitality, which manages Scarpetta, the best restaurant in Montauk, is reworking the menus at the property’s restaurants. Chris Jaeckle, who helms the kitchen most days, and Paolo Dorigato, who has created the pizza and sandwich menu, are culinary stars The pizzas are divine. And you must try the Greek salad. It’s the best I ever had outside Greece SocialLifeMagazine.com
and is an ode to the Greek roots of Gurney’s co-owner, George Filopoulos. The Yacht Club offers many ways for parents and children to enjoy themselves. There’s a pool overlooking the marina, and an indoor pool that will be perfect on rainy days. Gurney’s has so many children as guests that your own will find playmates quite quickly. Starting June 21, a kids’ club will be open from 10 am to 10 pm. You can enjoy a glass of rosé while your kids are being looked after. The property also has a lovely shallow beach where your kids can splash in the water while you do watersports. The Gurney’s brand attracts celebrities. Tiger Woods’s boat parks his boat at the marina and Dakota Fanning was seen taking selfies with Suri Cruise over Memorial Day Weekend. This winter the yacht club will shut down for a $13 million makeover, which will bring the resort into five-star territory by 2019. Personally, I cannot wait.
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A DAY IN THE SOCIAL LIFE SOUTHAMPTON 2018 By Karen Holly Berliner
ome fabulous events will bring us to Southampton this season, and we are happy to be back! We look forward to two of our own events. On June 30, Rachel Zoe will host Social Life’s second annual Polo Hamptons. This match and party under a tent, on an estate in Bridgehampton, is presented by Porsche. On July 21, Christie Brinkley will host Social Life’s seventh annual St. Barth Hamptons, on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Museum. For tickets, see polohamptons.com and stbarthhamptons.com.
Check out the Charity column in this issue for galas and look at sociallifemgazine.com for the musical listings in our Memorial Day issue. Loaded with natural charm and beauty, the Southampton Village portion of the Hamptons has close to seven miles of pristine oceanfront with eleven separate beaches. Its rich historical past combines with trendiness in its upscale lodging options, world class dining spots, and shops. A vibrant night life and cultural venues make for a mix perfectly suited to any style getaway.
We check into the Capri, a perfect lodging and dining destination. The hotel has 29 rooms — kings, doubles, and suites. All face the pool, making your stay a great way to start the day. Here we enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as we lounge poolside, looking forward to exploring the main stretch of Southampton later, just a short ride away.
We learn that on the weekends, Capri Southampton offers a DJ and live music. The onsite restaurant, Oreya, showcases fine Mediterranean dining and, as an extra perk, it delivers breakfast to guests every morning. The next day is spent at the beach and, later on, lounging by the pool.
For early dinner, we visit Red|Bar, an American brasserie with French-inspired cuisine. It has a warm cozy bar and dining room surrounded by windows and illuminated by candlelight. Hardwood floors, bentwood chairs, and potted palms provide a classic warmth to this scarlet and cream room. The executive chef Todd Jacobs offers sumptuous signature appetizers like homemade terrine de foie gras with candied kumquats, pistachios, and crostini, or local oysters on the half shell with mignonette sauce. Signature entrees include truffled chicken breast with wild mushroom risotto and French beans; and roasted Long Island duckling with sour cherry glaze, sautéed greens, and sweet potato puree. Meat and potatoes lovers will relish the grilled filet mignon with a Madeira wine sauce, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, cipollini onions, and spinach.
Truffled chicken breast with wild mushroom risotto and French beans
For our next lodging spot, we choose Long Island Hotel, also located very close to Coopers Beach and the Village of Southampton. This hotel is open year-round and has an outdoor swimming pool. On Memorial Day weekend, Maison Vivienne made its debut in Southampton. The Michelin-star chef Wolfgang Ban serves French Provençal cuisine with a modern influence. The dining room has a cathedral ceiling and an inviting bar. A large glass wine cellar holds over 2,000 bottles. In addition to the restaurant, we enjoy the inn itself, located in a 17th-century Dutch Colonial building that accommodates nine rooms with two suites, two fireplaces, and a second bar. Each room is stocked with Hermès toiletries; Frette linens, towels, and bathrobes; and each room has a Europeanstyle full shower, flat screen TV, and access to room service from the restaurant. On our last evening, we head over to the Southampton Social Club, a high-energy restaurant and lounge that offers guests fine dining, fabulous drinks, and electrifying nightlife. It features lovely gardens, a classic dining room, South Beach style cabanas, an outdoor fire pit, and lounge area, and we hear that this has become an A-lister spot in the Hamptons. Count us in!
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BOURBON BEACH BOHO By Sharon Roth
elcome to East End June after a long winter, with its delightful combination of early summer sun taking a tenuous foothold and evenings that sometimes feel more like fall. Don’t worry . . . balmy nights are headed our way shortly. We hope. In the meantime, we need rosé. Lots of it. But for moments when we crave something richer and more soothing, whiskey is the one and only answer. It’s luxurious warming spice is a perfect complement to a breezy evening under the stars, preferably accented by a woodsy-scented fire pit. Thankfully, whiskey is entering a new golden age happy place, available in neat or cocktail form in almost every restaurant of choice . . . often served in quaint prohibition-era glasses or classic mugs, which mysteriously just seem to enhance the flavor while making us feel extra fun and special. For those who need a little color or fruit in their cocktail, or who feel whiskey and beach sand have no respectable place alongside one another, there are a plethora of delightful summer whiskey libations. And all easy to throw together for your après-beach gathering . . . just make sure you have a good selection of amber spirits and a quick stop at the market will take care of the rest. First, the Whiskey Lemonade . . . ridiculously simple to make:
And let’s go with a classic that works even at 9 am:
And here’s one guaranteed to make new friends.
Bourbon Arnold Palmer
White Whiskey Punch
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 ounces whiskey 2 tablespoons simple syrup Small amount grated lemon zest Ice
Kentucky Devil. Simply can’t resist the name:
Kentucky Devil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup diced watermelon 2 ounces bourbon ½ ounce lemon juice 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (Yes, that’s really a thing, crafted from dried chile peppers and boasting an impossibly rich taste and velvety texture.)
2 cups boiling water 2 tablespoons loose English Breakfast tea 1/2 cup bourbon Juice of 1 orange Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons simple syrup Handful of crushed ice for each Lemon or orange slice for garnish
2 ounces white whiskey 2 ounces pineapple juice 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice 1 ounce simple syrup Lime wedge for garnish
Finally, let’s channel our inner derby and wraparound Victorian porch (with cool furniture. And hats.) for the mint julep:
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CATERING FOR THE 21 ST CENTURY By Jacob Puck
’ll say it: caterers are a dime a dozen, and these days anyone can throw together what emerges as a makeshift party of cheese plates and shrimp platters. Events and even some weddings have become so painfully predictable in their food and beverage offerings that you often think twice about attending. That’s why it’s so refreshing when you learn that at a fabulous affair it’s often Lessing’s that is behind the magic. With nearly 130 years of provenance and family ownership — and the white glove service that comes with it — Lessing’s, which offers a full gamut of luxury hospitality offerings, is known for its innovation, sustainability, commitment to healthy food, and an extraordinary network and reach that make it possible for them to be wherever you want, whenever you want. Today, the remarkable company boasts a portfolio of seventeen properties, stretching from Montauk to Manhattan, up to Westchester, and now emerging in Florida. For the off-premise events division, the sky is the limit. “We host private events anywhere, at any level, from the East End in Montauk and Southampton to Manhattan and now in Florida,” says Jennifer Cantin, the director of marketing and development. “Lessing’s is known as the premier luxury caterer of our region and has earned its reputation of remarkable hospitality over the last 127 years of business.” Social Life learned from Cantin that, while anything is possible, there are a few things that are trending in 2018. Going into the 2018 season, what’s hot this year? From a catering standpoint, our high-end customers are looking to go outside the box. Recently, I was at a wedding at one of our
venues, and tiny bottles of Patrón with straws and mini tacos were a passed hors d’oeuvre during cocktail hour. Couples today are looking to really impress their guests. And Lessing’s never has to say no? We do everything that we can to make all wedding dreams come true. Most are moving away from the standard and traditional ways, like the three-course sit-down dinner. It must be challenging to deliver on some of the asks. Each wedding and event poses its own challenges, but we will do everything in our power to deliver. Clients want their events to be personalized. We have a long history of pulling out all the stops and making things happen. Now, with the growth of our venue portfolio, we’re able to serve more markets. How do you handle the real curve ball requests? Having people, talent, and resources that truly cover our geography. Our teams are everywhere and that allows us to deliver on a higher level than what others might be able to. If you personally had to choose a favorite venue, what would it be and why? Oh gosh . . . there’s too many to choose from! I’m biased because I love the beach and ocean. I love our properties in Montauk; there’s no other place like it in the world. Lessing’s Hospitality Group lessingsweddings.com Social Life
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 the 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.
BECOMING APRIL GORNIK A Q&A WITH THE ARTIST BEHIND THE LANDSCAPES Interview By Krista Norris Feature Produced By Eve Xanthopoulos
pril Gornik is an accomplished American landscape artist whose work is in the collections of major museums, including the Metropolitan, MoMa, and the Whitney. Her art has been shown in dozens of gallery and museum exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including three dozen solo shows. Now based in Sag Harbor, Gornik received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild Hall Museum in 2003. In this interview, we ask the artist about her work and career.
“I make art that makes me question, that derives its power from being vulnerable to interpretation, that is intuitive, that is beautiful.”
You have a very extensive resume. How has your art evolved over your career? My work has been focused on landscapes since the very late ’70s, but its evolution has come from many different sources, including dreams, travel, works of fiction, and poetry that have all conjured pictures in my imagination — and more recently from places in my own ‘backyard.’ Having moved out to Sag Harbor full time has been revelatory, because what I thought was mostly nature in my head is now co-inspired from living so close to it.
What originally drew you to art and to pursue an education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design? Art has always been a fundamental impulse for me, for as long as I can remember. The NSCAD appealed to me because it was a hotbed of conceptual art, which was what I was most fascinated by at the time I went there, although I realized after less than a year that I was a kind of oxymoron, some kind of a romantic conceptualist! Social Life
April Gornik, Marsh and Rising Clouds, 2015, Oil on Linen, 74 in. x 94 in.
What is your process for creating and how long does one of your larger pieces typically take? Large paintings take two to three months to complete; the large charcoals usually a few weeks. The work is typically generated from a combination of photographs I’ve taken, an impulse to capture something that looked meaningful to me and that I recognized as a powerful image, and then a complicated and intuitive process of trying to pull out that recognition into whatever medium — oil, charcoal or whatever — with which it can become art from my own hand. I work in Photoshop, sketch, under paint, etc. before the work is complete. SocialLifeMagazine.com
What is currently inspiring you in the art industry or in your own work? I’m not finding the art industry very inspiring these days, although there are many artists I admire. Kerry James Marshall’s show at the Met Breuer was a huge revelation and a joy. And my own work has been a little interrupted lately because of the community work I’ve been doing, specifically for the last year or so in trying to help buy and rebuild our beloved Sag Harbor Cinema that burned down in December 2016. It has become a kind of community give-back that, although not directly inspiring my work, does feed my soul.
April Gornik, Storm, Light, Ocean, 2014, Oil on Linen, 74 in. x 96 ½ in.
You’ve spoken about gender inequality in the art industry. Do you find there is any change happening? Well, the auction and professional museum and gallery salary statistics don’t speak of enough change, but certainly there has been improvement since I was a young artist. I try not to dwell on that and to run my own race instead. Do you have any exhibitions or events coming up this summer, and where can your work currently be found? My last show was during the November 2016 election, not the best timing! I’m hoping for a show in 2019, but haven’t established a venue; I’m a pretty slow painter, as I’ve described. I’m also interested in showing in LA. The art scene there seems very lively and not quite as corporatized as in New York, which still reigns supreme in America. April Gornik’s work can be seen and inquired about at aprilgornik.com April Gornik, Traveling Shadowed Light, 2018, Charcoal on Lenox Rag Paper, 43 in. x 46 in.
COLORFUL NARRATIVES CURATOR MAGO REVEALS UNIQUE OFFERINGS AT THE RJD GALLERY By Deliah Flores
he RJD Gallery, in Bridgehampton, is an expansive 3,500 square feet, with multiple galleries located within the beautiful space. The gallery specializes in contemporary art, with a special focus on magical realism, and represents emergent to mid-career artists. RJD Gallery also recently opened its private collection, which represents American masters such as Bo Bartlett and Jamie Wyeth. In this interview, I spoke with the gallery’s curator, MAGO, to learn more about contemporary magical realism as well as the international perspectives offered at the gallery. How would you describe magical realism to someone unfamiliar with the term? Magical realism takes from traditional techniques of realism and surrealism as well as including a colorful narrative with the use of a bit of hyperrealism and twist of photorealism. It’s definitely something otherworldly, fantastical, and, well, magical. RJD Gallery represents national and many international artists, so you can get a full scope of what magical realism is to artists all over the world. There is also literary magical realism, practiced by notable writers such as the late Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marques, a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Andrea Kowch, already in several museums and museum exhibitions, can arguably be considered the current leading figure in American magical realism. The demand for her artwork is actually so strong that we’ve already sold every artwork she can paint through July 2019 — sight-unseen, just by size — and we had to create a small series of hand-signed, limited edition archival prints to meet the global demand for Kowch’s work. To turn the focus on you a bit: This is your third year at RJD Gallery, and now you are the newly appointed curator. What initially attracted you to RJD? What initially attracted me was the man behind the gallery, who is Richard J. Demato. I felt that he had a unique niche point of view that wasn’t being compromised despite owning a commercial gallery. Richard’s focus is on artists that have mastered technique and have an intriguing narrative. It’s rare for a gallery owner to be so involved with the artists and help support them to paint full-time. It’s extremely rewarding to be a part of the many non-profit efforts that Richard is so
Andrea Kowch, In the Distance (cropped image), Limited Edition Hand Signed Print, 36 in. x 36 in.
committed to. It’s very rewarding to be a part of RJD Gallery’s strong, collaborative staff. Then there’s the art we represent. It’s the type of work that is almost fantasy for adults. The symbolism and narrative behind it can continually be reinterpreted. It’s quite captivating and exciting to be around this type of artwork. And we get to meet so many exciting, passionate, and complex art collectors. Also, I’ve always appreciated Richard’s bold stance on representing international artists and artists of color. RJD represents some of the strongest females in the art world, and I’m excited we offer such a powerful platform to showcase their talents. Social Life
Harmonia Rosales, The Abduction, Oil on Linen, 80 in. x 106 in.
As the gallery curator, what are you most excited about right now? We’re very proud that we already know certain museum exhibitions in 2019 will be supported by our artists, such as Andrea Kowch and Phillip Thomas. We just flew to a solo museum exhibition opening in Stockholm for 70 artworks by Alexander Klingspor. We are both proud and excited to have U.S.A. exclusivity with Harmonia Rosales, who is definitely making her own splash within the art world. Philip Thomas, who is based in Jamaica, is politically driven and focuses on issues pertaining to the Caribbean. Margaret Bowland comments on the representation of people of color within her artwork, and recently opened her new solo museum show at CAM Raleigh last month. Margo Selski just opened her museum exhibition Confession and Discretion, at the White Bear Arts Center, in Minnesota. SocialLifeMagazine.com
These museums choose our artists because they are in the top tier among contemporary magical realists, and they are always moving forward with their art. Our artists share the vibration that is happening locally as well as internationally in the art world. We just signed Kris Lewis, an American; Jorge Santos, from Portugal; and Mary Jane Ansell and Matt R. Martin, both from the U.K.! This year RJD is going to have many fresh artists that further expand the conversation that we present here in the Hamptons and in the larger art world. We regularly ship half of our artwork beyond New York — to locales in the States and to countries around the world. RJD Gallery 2385 Main Street, Bridgehampton 631.725.1161 rjdgallery.com
Jamie Wyeth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charcoal on Cardboard, 45.5 in. x 36 in.
UPCOMING EVENTS MARKET ART+DESIGN JULY 5–JULY 8
This is the East End’s premier modern and contemporary art fair, returning for its eighth year. From its coveted location on Bridgehampton’s Main Street across from RJD Gallery, this year’s fair promises to be the best yet! RSVP to email@example.com for tickets to join RJD at booth #309. Our artists will be stopping by to meet and greet our guests.
Rick Garland, Amber Glow, Acrylic on Canvas, 28 in. x 36 in.
ON THE EDGE OF…
Mary Jane Ansell, Shadow of the Seventh, Oil on Aluminum Panel, 32 in. x 32 in.
KISS & TELL
JULY 21–AUGUST 12 OPENING JULY 21, 6:30–8 PM
AUGUST 18–OCTOBER 1 OPENING AUGUST 18, 6:30–8 PM
A group exhibition highlighting Rick Garland’s edgy depictions of abandoned buildings. Covered in colorful graffiti and light that filters across its structures, Garland’s work proves to be otherworldly. “Beauty is in everything, even the unexpected.” On The Edge Of… will also feature works by Jesse Lane, Frank Oriti, Harmonia Rosales, Jackee Sandelands-Strom, Phillip Thomas, and Pamela Wilson. The artwork displayed has a sharp perspective and a voice that fills the viewer with the desire to look closer, leading right to the brink of his or her own imagination. Meet the artists on opening night and be led to the edge!
To know what’s been said or left unsaid, to know what’s been told or remains untold is never clear, especially in the works of Mary Jane Ansell and Kris Lewis, featured in Kiss & Tell. Inscrutable expressions: a smile, a frown, or a laugh . . . the viewer will want the answer, but will the characters give up their secrets and kiss and tell? Join us on opening night as we celebrate eight years of presenting the finest figurative and realist art. A magical evening awaits!
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NST PICTURES WEDDING VIDEOS AS GORGEOUS AS HOLLYWOOD MOVIES By Lizabeth Zindel Could you elaborate for our readers on what it means to film a wedding video in a cinematic style? A cinematic-style wedding video focuses on telling a story artistically, using music that fits the couple’s style and is edited for pace and interest. For example, you’ll see beautiful shots of your mother helping you into your dress while the audio of her speech plays as the scene switches back and forth between her speaking and you getting ready together.
wedding is one of the most important days in a family’s history. Documenting those precious moments with video allows the happy couple and their loved ones to relive that day for the rest of their lives. The traditional wedding videography style was to have a person stand in the corner of the room and film a two-hour video. The modern wedding video, however, has the potential to rival a Hollywood movie with its cinematic style and storytelling. Social Life had the chance to speak with one of the most popular companies in the field, NST Pictures. The nationwide brand recently received The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award for 2018 and was inducted into The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. The company offers clients cinematic-style videography with packages that include a short cinematic trailer, a chronological edit of the ceremony, dances, and toasts as well as raw footage. There are also many exciting customizable options that include aerial drone coverage, social media sneak peeks, same day edits, and 4K coverage. What is NST Picture’s artistic approach? Our artistic approach lies in finding the unique, authentic moments, in between snapshots, where you’re swept up in excitement and emotion. We use our creative eye to capture them with the best lighting and invest in top-of-the-line equipment so the film quality is as breathtaking as the subject.
What are some of the highlights of filming a wedding in the Hamptons? It’s always so inspiring to see how couples combine the formality of a wedding ceremony with the laid-back vibes of Hamptons beaches, while still incorporating much of their own personality into the atmosphere. What are some of the most emotional moments to capture on a wedding day? Everyone knows the main ones: glance down the aisle, first kiss, cake cutting. We love those but we also love the understated, intimate moments like mom putting the veil on the bride or the groom squeezing his fiancée’s hand when they come together the first time at the ceremony. What brings the most fulfillment about making wedding videos for your clients? It’s always so rewarding when we see clients who were initially on the fence about having video coverage of their wedding come back saying they couldn’t imagine not having their wedding film. NST Pictures nstpictures.com 855.642.6531 Social Life
FOR YOUR SUMMER 2018 LITTLE BLACK BOOK By Lillian Langtry
ach summer among the throng of visitors and residents who mingle in the Hamptons are some unique characters you need to meet. Here are five individuals who not only enjoy the Hamptons but also bring something unique to it.
DR. SAMUEL WAXMAN THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (SWCRF)
Photos of Dr. Samuel Waxman and James Carpenter by Rob Rich / societyallure.com
Dr. Waxman has dedicated his entire career as an oncologist/hematologist to developing minimally toxic therapies. He pioneered collaboration among cancer research institutes whose mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cuttingedge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer. SWCRF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; its 14th annual Hamptons Happening will be on July 14, featuring tastings from some of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. waxmancancer.org
VIMMI SHROFF, JENNIFER BROZOST GO-TO EXPERTS FOR PARENTS NAVIGATING PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION PEAS is the one-stop-shop for parents seeking premier guidance in finding the perfect private school for their children. PEAS helps devise the best plan of action and then executes it, while remaining a compass for families on the journey from nursery school through 12th grade and into college. The founders, Vimmi Shroff and Jennifer Brozost, are former private school admissions officers and mothers of children who’ve attended the very schools they now work with. They co-authored The NYC Private School Admissions Handbook. nypeas.com
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Chef James Carpenter has nearly 27 years of culinary experience in the East End’s finest kitchens. Prior to Claude’s, Carpenter served as the executive chef at best-known eateries, including Della Femina, The American Hotel, and Page at 63 Main. On his move to Claude’s, Carpenter said, “I’m very excited to have come full-circle and be back in Southampton where I started at Savanna’s. I am also looking forward to creating an amazing destination restaurant.” southamptoninn.com/dining SocialLifeMagazine.com
Singer, songwriter, model, actress, and entrepreneur, Genesis Jones is staged to invigorate the music scene with her new release, With or Without You, produced by PJ Blanco/DJ Snake. Genesis has always had an affinity for crafting and styling music. Her passion for the healing powers of writing and creating music shines through in her voice, lyrics, and beautifully stunning presence, ensuring her forthcoming prominence in the world of music, video, and branding. Facebook: thegenesisjones Twitter: thegenesisjones Instagram: genesisjonesmusic
A TIME TO PLANT TEARS By Dennis Shields
A TIME TO PLANT TEARS “The more I push the morphine button, the more I like my visitors,” David said. “You’re becoming quite the cynic,” I said. “Sorry, I never pictured lying in a bed like this. Dying is something I didn’t plan on.” “You’re not going to die.” “I hate to see my parents suffer. I don’t think I’ll see another summer.” “Why do you talk like that?” I said, trying to keep my voice steady. The oncologists told us to have a positive attitude. My old man, a doctor by trade and a cynic by nature, said attitude meant nothing. It was all staging, type, and origin. The news wasn’t good. It was a nonHodgkin’s, large T-cell, Stage Four tumor. “By spring, you will be fine. This won’t even be a memory,” I said. A matronly nurse named Gail came into the room. She checked the computer, fluffed the pillows, and left. Someone came in to take blood. Outside, the dark sky promised a storm, but for the moment everything remained calm.
ennis Shields is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Esquire Bank, a publically traded federally chartered bank. He is a founder and chairman of Yield Street, one of the largest crowd funding companies in alternative assets in the United States. He is the Chairman of Esquire Payment Systems. He was previously the chairman and founder of Health Shield until its sale in 1999. He has written two critically acclaimed books and was a character in the movie The Girlfriend Experience. He is a pioneer in the alternative asset space where he is a market leader in five or six different asset classes. He is philanthropic, and a strong supporter of epilepsy research.
People came throughout the day with food and well-wishes, the mood jovial, a Yankees game played silently on the television. This was the Yankees after Munson, Guidry, and Gossage, but before Jeter, Mariano, and Jorge. David liked the Mets, whom he suffered with until they won the World Series, thanks to Bill Buckner. The people came and went like people do. A few appeared often, like Big Gail, just trying to comfort David. Others came once or twice. Some doctors appeared for a few minutes, warm and caring, or so they seemed, but never to return. The room smelled like a hospital room. Machines beeped, flowers slowly died and were replaced by others, the TV sometimes blared for no reason. But, mostly, isolation. Social Life
David lay in the hospital bed, the door to his room open, the lights off. The room was dark, shades only of gray. Sounds of laughter, of careless banter, a burst of noise as people passed. He was in a parallel universe. Outside the room were colors and nuances of meaning. There was innocence and happiness out there, and cruelty and deceit, but here, in this room, nothing existed but tests, results, and charts documenting the slow, inexorable journey toward nothingness.
“Ah, sure, David. How could I forget?” Larry spoke as though he had nothing to worry about except Aunt Sylvia’s simple tastes. They left.
I couldn’t believe my friend, not yet twenty-one, was in a fight for his life. His birthday was September 28. By the time his hair would be gone.
So far all my friend did at the hospital was wait.
David’s two brothers and sister appeared hopeful. I wondered if they thought their brother would die. It was good to think about things. Sometimes it was better not to think too much.
He smiled when he saw me and said, “Hey.”
Less than two weeks earlier, I had called to see how David’s senior year at Cornell was going. “Good, except for this nagging cough.”
“Nothing’s happened yet.”
That was the thing about David. He expected you to be kind, and you were kind. He expected you to act well, and you did. David had been like that since he was a little kid.
I came to the floor and saw David.
“Sorry I was late.”
“So, why’d they have you come so early?” He had the cough before he began the semester, the night we played squash with my father and Dick Berglund, a respected neurosurgeon and a drunk. The cough was unremarkable, worse when he exercised. David told me then he would see a doctor anyway. Late that afternoon his parents picked him up. He had gotten a chest X-ray, which was abnormal. The cough wasn’t going away anytime soon.
“I don’t know.” “Where are your parents?” “I sent them to get breakfast. To tell the truth, it’s hard enough to be afraid alone, but harder still to be brave for others.” What can you say to that?
That first day in the hospital was ten days ago. It felt like a lifetime. The hospital had called late the night before to remind the family David had to be there at 6:00 a.m. As though they would forget. And David had sat, waiting to be called for the definitive test that would tell him if he had a bad cough or cancer. He got there promptly at six o’clock in the morning, with his mother, father, two brothers, and his sister. “Who wants coffee?” his father asked. Elizabeth’s, David’s mother, said, “Larry, David’s not supposed to eat or drink before his test.” “Does anyone else want coffee?” Larry want, walking towards the door. His mother, said, “Do you mind if we go with your father?” David said, “No. Go. I’ll stay here. I want to read.” “Dad, remember Aunt Sylvia is coming and she only drinks chamomile tea,” David said. SocialLifeMagazine.com
You get sick and dread colors your world black. Patients get the diagnosis and trudge on. Time passes. The nightmare wears you down. You’re beating the odds until you don’t. David never cared about winning. He wanted people to be happy. He wasn’t altruistic, just kind. Late that afternoon David saw a nurse and asked her to unhook his heart monitor. After she left, he headed toward the children’s game room. He saw young kids walking around with IVs attached to them. Some smiled and laughed. Others were somber. Everyone had a look in their eyes that tore David apart. They had seen death up close. No child should see that. A boy who looked to be about ten challenged David to a game of Monopoly. They played for almost an hour, even though David grew fatigued. The kid’s grandmother put her grandson in a wheelchair and pushed him out of the room. There was a story there, not a pleasant one, and not one David wanted to hear. Read the entire article on sociallifemagazine.com
A BOOK TO MAKE YOU LAUGH . . . AND WONDER INVASIONS ON HICKORY ROAD BY JIM DELAY By Patrick Nicholas
Invasions on Hickory Road is a mystical yet insightfully comic story of the folks who live in a sunny suburban neighborhood. On Hickory Road all the houses are numbered, and all the people who live behind the numbers have stories. Some of their stories are hidden away in their hearts, in their closet, in bureau drawers, as secrets they can’t tell. They keep them only for themselves, only to ponder in the dark, behind their windows, inside curtains, in their memories, their wishing, their silence. But before there were numbers on these houses, before there were houses or roads at all, there were secrets in this place. Those secrets will still be here long after memories of the numbered houses are gone. There are things here that none of us can reach; they’re hidden inside realities we don’t yet know. You’ll meet the hilarious, unpredictable adults, children, and pets who live in the 33 houses along Hickory Road as Alicia Baker takes a walk up and down the cul-de-sac. She’ll tell you some things about them, and the author will tell you something Alicia doesn’t know. Many of these characters appear in subsequent chapters as they criss-cross in an out of one another’s lives in ways that are sometimes absurdly funny and sometimes heartwarming. After you read this book, you might start to think about the hidden realities of your own life and the world around you. Read the first chapter on Amazon. The book is available in paperback and Kindle editions. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jim Delay is an award-winning journalist. He has written a newspaper humor column; was a reporter, writer, and editor at Life magazine, covering the White House, Congress, the manned space program, and the civil rights movement. He was also the editorial director of CBS and ABC (though not simultaneously!). He is a funny man in print and in person.
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WIDE-RANGING AND FUNNY! Sheila Barrett, June 2, 2018, Format: Kindle Edition Jim Delay knows his craft; this book is well-written in a way that I have not seen in much modern fiction. Sentence structure, spelling, narrative thread, even, by gosh, clear evidence of editing...woohoo! Weaving in elements of his extensive travels and experience of other cultures, traditional folklore and fairy tales, touches of tragedy, a healthy slice of slapstick (can slapstick be written rather than performed? I don’t know, but I’ll bet Jim Delay does!) Well, there's another run-on sentence fragment for you, but the point is that this is a set of overlapping stories that somehow creates a cohesive whole. With quite a few laughs along the way. I will say that I think I would have preferred reading this in traditional book form, as it might have been easier for me to keep the many characters straight if I could easily page back. Of course, I could also have slowed my reading down to a sedate and deliberate pace. If only I hadn't really wanted to know what would happen next . . . Social Life
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CAUSING A STIR
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HQ2 BEACHCLUB & NIGHTCLUB Having run some of New York’s most successful nightspots, including M2 Ultra Lounge and Pink Elephant, club king Joey Morrissey brings a wealth of experience to his latest venture, HQ2, a beachclub and nightclub at Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino, opening on Friday, June 29 with Diplo.
NIGHTLIFE INNOVATOR During Morrissey’s 30 years in the business, he has pioneered nightlife innovations such as the use of promoters and the implementation of bottle service. Morrissey was also the go-to person to bring crowds and renowned DJs to legendary venues such as Marquee, Studio 54, Palladium, China Club, Roxy, Tunnel, Limelight, Pangea, and many others.
SOUND FACTORY — THE DJ IS THE STAR In 1998, as DJs were beginning to rise to fame, Morrissey was promoting the opening of Sound Factory in Manhattan, where he focused on the DJ. He went on to work with DJ Khaled, Jermaine Dupri, Swedish House Mafia, Jazzy Jeff, and Funkmaster Flex, to name a few.
VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW Morrissey was the first to pay celebrities to show up at his clubs. He hosted parties for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, NBA, NFL, MTV, the Tribeca Film Festival, and numerous movie premieres. Jay Z and Mariah Carey hosted parties there, and P. Diddy threw his son a birthday party where Nicki Minaj performed.
ast End artist Patti Grabel creates photographic compositions of wooden spoons that she has painted and hung on a clothesline to dry. She arranges the spoons on a canvas, which she then photographs and prints on paper or glass. “Spoons can be seen as anthropomorphic, a quality that I joyfully leverage in my practice.”
NEW EAST END SERIES Her new series, Causing a Stir, will be shown at Chase Edwards Contemporary in Bridgehampton, from July 21 through August 4. Patti explains that each work tells a story with an aspirational theme, including nourishment, sensuality, and the liberation of embracing change in one’s life. The clothesline and spoons are richly symbolic to Patti — she is creating a life outside her kitchen using everyday tools with universal meanings. As the spoons dry in the sun, some bubble and crack, but she doesn’t alter them. “Like the spoons and their so-called imperfections, we accept ourselves for the multi-faceted beauty we embody. They drip with paint, and I imagine some are tears, joy, elation, and liberation as I take them down and place them on my studio floor to begin developing narratives.”
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You can expect to see more famous faces at his newest venue, HQ2. Mark Wahlberg has taken an ownership stake in the property, which opens on Thursday, June 28.
Storytelling is what Patti does as a writer and an artist. She aims to create work that resonates, especially among women who recognize aspects of her story in their lives. “I want to inspire people, especially my two daughters, to chart their own course. While we can’t control everything in life, there are some outcomes that we can determine for ourselves. What will you fill your real and metaphorical spoons with? The choice is yours.”
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