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Publisher JUSTIN MITCHELL Editor-in-Chief DEVORAH ROSE Managing Editor
Advertising and Senior Editor Christine Montanti Wine and Spirits Editor Sharon Roth Travel Editor R. Couri Hay Charity Editor MJ Pedone Mom Editor Lyss Stern Home and Design Editor Sarah Parker Young Book Editor Gina Mason Local Hamptons Editor Karen Berliner Executive Editor Anthony Giampetruzzi Men’s Fasion Editor MJ Pedone Editor Suzanne Delay Features Editor Inna DeSilva Social Editor Jean Shafiroff Social Editor Missy Hargraves Social Editor Rachel Heller Social Editor Chanel Korby Editor Somers Farkas Wedding Director Joanna Daidone
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With Memorial Day, the start of the Hamptons summer has officially arrived. For me this is the best time of the year. Just the thought of long summer days, the beach, social events and family time creates a special energy inside all of us. Eager to live life and make new memories, we all journey out to the East End. This summer is special for Social Life. We are celebrating 16 years in print! Where did the time go? I don’t know. What started out as a simple idea has evolved into the primary publication of the Hamptons. I remember the long nights my staff and I put in over all these years. Seeing how all the articles, covers and event photos come together to make our issues has made a deep impression on me. Working on this magazine has shaped my thoughts and ideas, and has changed my life forever. I’m looking forward to another 16 years in print and all the experiences and memories to come. The Hamptons summer always has so many things to offer. It’s the best time to relax at the beach, be with friends and family, pursue a wellness lifestyle, attend social events, and so much more. To enjoy these moments completely, I decided to put away my cell phone as much as possible, and I’ve discovered it’s worth it! The beginning of the summer is here, and while I look forward to it, I’m careful not to let it go by so fast. Take your time with things and don’t be in a rush. Open your eyes to the real treasure of the Hamptons, the surrounding nature and tranquility of the beach. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
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When I think of summer, I always get the sensation that anything is possible. These perfect warm months are synonymous with magic, new beginnings, and adventure. I begin each summer filled with the butterflies of possibility, the awe of future sunsets, and the anticipation of happy walks on the beach. We all have a summer to-do list that we can’t wait to dive into. For me, lounging on the porch with a book as the sun drenches the backyard, making every color pop, is ideal. When colors are bright, the freshly cut grass smells sweeter and the chirp and song of nature seem even more melodic. When I venture from my nook, I plan to explore the new restaurants that are opening on the East End as well as the delectable pop-ups returning this summer. A shortlist of delicious places not to be missed are Coche Comedor, Showfish at Gurney’s, Blu Mar Hamptons, and Paola’s East. Another undeniable feature of our not-so-sleepy beachside town is its propensity for numerous great events — sometimes on the same night. And many of these fêtes are usually charity oriented. Winston Churchill may have said it best when he stated: “What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.” Giving and contributing to charities I love and believe in has definitely been life-changing for me. It fills my life with purpose. There are many ways to give back, and I think one very simple way is to focus on our ecological footprint to reduce our impact on the Earth. Besides Googling “ecological footprint,” a few simple things you can do this summer to make sure the Hamptons and the natural world at large are protected are to stop using plastic straws, recycle as much as you can, and cut red meat as well as pork out of your diet. The negative impacts of animal agriculture and plastic waste are too many to go into here, but please do your own research. Get informed and pass on the good word. With love,
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HAMPTONS LUXURY LIFESTYLE Pristine ocean beaches, luxurious real estate, sprawling farmland and pine forest reserves, the natural beauty of the Hamptons lifestyle is increasingly in high demand. From wineries and exquisite art galleries, to historic villages, haute couture fashion boutiques and trendy farm to-table restaurants, the Hamptons way of life is not only sought after by affluent Manhattan couples and families for summer getaways, it is becoming a permanent residence for travelers from all over the globe. With boundless activities to keep you busy from West Hampton to Montauk, sun-kissed days can be spent in a variety of pleasurable ways: basking in the sand on scenic Coopers Beach in Southampton, shopping exclusive luxury brands and dining in the affluent village of East Hampton, sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding in the enchanting seaside village of Sag Harbor or surfing, fishing and boating in the Atlantic Ocean of Montauk. Rainy days are equally pleasurable on the east end and can be enjoyed while admiring impressive world-class collections at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, viewing historical artifacts at The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, or visiting one of the North Fork’s many wineries and vineyards such as the famous Wölffer Estate—a spectacular 55-acres vineyard located in Sagaponack. For exciting entertainment, check out Guild Hall which celebrates nearly a century of performing arts on its jewel- box stage, or for relaxation get pampered at Gurneys Resort and Seawater Spa in Montauk, or book a revitalizing halotheraphy treatment at Montauk Salt Cave. With so many amazing activities to choose from in the charming villages on the east end, you will discover that the Hamptons luxurious lifestyle provides a destination getaway that is extraordinary! Warm wishes,
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WA T C H E S By Jonathan Valdez
The perfect way to welcome the season of sun is with a brand new navy blue timepiece. These beauties will keep you ticking with the spirit of summer all the way to Labor Day!
HARRY WINSTON 18k White Gold with Diamonds and Alligator Strap Price Upon Request Harry Winston 701 Fifth Avenue 212.399.1000
Stainless Steel and Leather Price: $12,900 London Jewelers 2 Main Street, East Hampton 631.329.3939
18k Rose Gold with Diamonds and Hermès Alligator Strap Price: $27,900 Cellini Jewelers 430 Park Avenue 212.888.0505
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Alhambra Watch 18k Yellow Gold with Diamonds and Satin Strap Price: $15,300 Van Cleef & Arpels 744 Fifth Avenue 212.869.9284 Social Life
J E W E L RY By Jonathan Valdez
Swing into summer with a fabulous necklace that will easily go from day to night. Hopefully, picking the perfect pendant will be the hardest thing you do all season!
B.zero1 Pendant 18k Rose Gold and Diamonds with Ceramic $5,250 Bulgari 750 Fifth Avenue 212.315.9000
Possession Pendant 18k Pink Gold $12,000 Piaget 20 Hudson Yards 332.204.2938
18k Yellow Gold and Diamonds Price: $7,720 London Jewelers 2 Main Street, East Hampton 631.329.3939
18k Yellow Gold Price: $2,950 Gucci 230 Vesey Street 212. 634.8500
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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.
ETHEL + ROW Have you ever left for the Hamptons but forgot to pack for your little ones? No worries. Ethel + Row is here to save you. The shop offers up adorable apparel by international, independent designers for children. 83 Main Street Sag Harbor
OLIVER PEOPLES Oliver Peoples is one of the best Hamptons shops to get shades. After starting as a pop-up in the Hamptons, it planted roots in a permanent space that focuses exclusively on frames. The shop offers all sorts of sunnies for casual beach days. 55 Newtown Lane East Hampton
BOOK HAMPTON Book Hampton is a wonderfully charming bookshop that has been in the Hamptons for more than 40 years. A new owner recently acquired the shop and conducted a massive renovation last summer, introducing more titles and space. Now the shop hosts a variety of special literary events and guest speakers. 41 Main Street East Hampton
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JOHN VARVATOS If you are an urban guy who loves grunge and happens to find yourself in the Hamptons desperately looking for a cool new outfit, look no further then John Varvatos. John Varvatos offers the ultimate in scruffy chic. 54 Newtown Lane East Hampton
This urban and ultra-cool spot carries clothes from brands like A.P.C. and Helmut Lang. Clothing hangs from industrial copper pipes, alongside a swanky selection of art pieces, books, and furniture. 91 Main Street Southampton
New to the Hamptons this summer, Gabimode offers up chic looks perfect for a summer evening out on the town. The shop houses curated designer clothing and accessories pieces from casual wear to formal attire. This is the perfect one-stop shop for anyone who is looking to up their summer look this season. 55 Main Street East Hampton Social Life
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MEN THAT TREND By MJ Pedone
MJ Pedone is the founder & CEO Indra Public Relations @MJ_Pedone | @indrapublicrelations | indrapr.com
his is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends relaxing on the pristine beaches, visiting some of the most beautiful vineyards, immersing myself in the social events and the many fundraisers that the Hamptons has to offer. Here are some of my top selections for getting some exercise while going to and from your favorite destinations, and a few special sports gift items in time for Father’s Day. Here’s to a great summer!
FANCHEST Looking for a great gift for a sports fan? With Father’s Day around the corner, FANChest delivers the best gifts to every fan no matter the sport. Each box is curated by fans (staff) for fans and its licensed merchandise is sourced from over 100 top vendors in the business. $95 fanchest.com
TALL ORDER SOCKS In time for Father’s Day, Tall Order, a men’s designer dress sock line, sells sizes 9 to 11 and 12 to 20. The chic socks are made to accommodate slim to wide calves and feature a band at the top of the sock to prevent slipping. Some of their designs include the American flag, basketball, baseball, and golf patterns, and all are created with 3-D printing technology. 3 for $35. tallorder.com
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This hugely popular bike always impresses with its superbly balanced ride: sharp and light-footed uphill, smooth and comfortable on the descents. The Neuron is the ultimate all-rounder — equally at home on your afterwork loop, big all-day tours, and wildest alpine odysseys. Beginning at $1,900 canyon.com
This high-quality scooter is equipped with attractive aluminum rims, alarm system, remote key fop, heavy duty tubeless tires, and an electromagnetic braking system that provides for safe reliable operation. Both front and rear executive seats provide optimal rider comfort and comes with plenty of storage! $2,999 progressmobility.com/ew-66.html
Sleek style meets electric efficiency with the E Prime, the next generation of electric scooters from Razor. The Razor E Prime premium electric scooter features a high-torque, electric hub motor, antirattle, folding technology, and taller, easyadjust handlebars. $419 razor.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 #DIVAMOM TIDY ON THE GO If you are always unorganized like moi, I invite you to elevate your organizational style with the Sundry Slides elegant line of transparent storage bags (in different sizes). These bags keep essentials together in your most coveted handbags, gym bags, and diaper bags. They are also awesome for finding your keys and holding your toiletries and personal care items. They range from $9.99/case of 5 (4x6) to $16.99/ case of 5 (13x18) and can be purchased on spiritledluxuries.com. LUXURY LUGGAGE As you head out East this summer, you’ll want to ensure your belongings are safely packed. The iconic luggage brand RIMOWA has the perfect bag for any occasion. The heritage brand offers many classic cases as well as unique one-of-a-kind collaborations with brands such as Supreme, OFF-WHITE, Aesop, and Fendi. My favorite? The Essential Cabin in gloss white for $700. rimowa.com BEACH READ The List Writer’s Lust is just the ticket for a comedic laugh. It’s a hot and witty romantic comedy about a 40-year-old woman who’d rather have an elevator quickie with a stranger than settle down with the man of her dreams. It brings together the boldness and humor of Sex in the City with the naughtiness of 50 Shades of Grey. What you get is fantastically sexy chick lit (and the guys think it’s hot too). amazon.com
SUMMER SKIN To optimize UV protection and slow sun-induced aging, it is important to apply antioxidants like Vitamin C. That’s why Vitabrid C12 FACE Brightening Powder for $60 is so great. Simply mix this k-beauty powder with the liquid skin care product of choice for enhanced antioxidant properties and brighter skin. This combination will protect against damage caused by free radicals from UV exposure. barneys.com PLAYING FOOTSIE PLAE shoes erase the artificial line between adults and kids when it comes to play. Each adult shoe style has unique features such as the patented STAELACE closure system that secures the shoes in one single motion. The Prospect has a built-in elastic lace-catcher to prevent tripping, and all models come with PLAE’s signature INNERSPACE insole to optimize comfort. Consumers can also 3D print soles from home. Adult styles start at $79.95. plae.co FAST FOOD Healthy Meals Supreme is perfect for families who don’t have the time, energy, or interest to cook but want to eat healthy, delicious food, save time, and feel better. Each meal is customized “culinary medicine inspired,” freshly prepared, ready-to-eat, and home delivered. They do the shopping, nutritional calculating, measuring, and cooking. No subscription required. healthymealssupreme.com Social Life
FOR KIDS POWER PLAY My newest #fabULyssfind is Wonder Crate, a monthly subscription box that sparks kids’ curiosity and connects them to their own possibilities by learning about reallife inspirational role models and the skills that they used to make a difference. Each box contains a book and fun activities. The company donates $1 from each box sold to a kid who is making the world a better place. Starting at $26.93/month. wondercratekids.com SWEET SIP Enjoy a summer brunch with a mommyand-me mimosa. Welch’s just released a non-alcoholic sparkling mimosa. It adds a kick of citrus to white grape juice, creating a refreshingly effervescent sip. It’s the perfect kid- and pregnant-friendly addition, made with USA-grown grapes, no added sugars, and is only 80 calories per serving. Available in 24.5 fl oz bottles at $3.19, exclusively at Target stores nationwide and target.com.
SUMMER SIPPY CUP New from Tommee Tippee is Easiflow 360°, a cup with a spill-free, lip-activated valve that allows toddlers to turn it, drop it, or shake it. When a toddler’s lips touch anywhere on the lid, the valve will open, allowing for easy sipping while also aiding big-kid drinking skills. The Easiflow 360 cup is available now at Target, Amazon, Walmart, and other specialty retailers, from $6.99. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER Introducing Budsies, a company that creates a toy playmate from your kiddo’s drawing. Each custom design is handsewn with super plush and hypoallergenic stuffing. $115. budsies.com
BACKSEAT DRIVER It makes sense that you’d want your kids to be both safe and comfortable for the long haul to the Hamptons. That’s why I recommend the Maxi-Cosi Magellan 5-in1 convertible car seat. It grows with a child from 5 to 120 pounds. It has 14-position headrest adjustments and a one-handed recline. Plus, it’s machine washable. It’s 10 years of adventure in one car seat. $349.99. amazon.com
COOL FOR THE SUMMER If you want your child to be comfortable and cute, eden & zoe recently released its new Cherish collection of dresses, skirts, wrap cardigans, polos, and more. Styles come in different color combinations from pastels to gray and navy, made from 100% cotton knits. $52 to $78. edenandzoe.com
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Make sure to check out Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina restaurant called Showfish this summer, located in Montauk. It’s a brand new fresh-fish concept run by Gurney’s — where you’ll munch on lobster or oysters.
Escape to Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, and you’ll feel like you’re in paradise. As soon as you step into the hotel lobby, you’ll see stunning views, a cute front porch, and a wood-burning fireplace. You’ll never be bored, either — enjoy a swim in the heated saltwater pool, work out in the fitness studio, or enjoy a day at the beach.
Even if you don’t like candy, you must stop into Sugarfina’s permanent store in Southampton. It’s co-founder Rosie O’Neill even created a new candy to celebrate the launch of the shop — 24k gold rosé bears. These sweet treats are made with rosé wine from Provence and edible 24k gold leaf.
R U N WAY By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
Summer White While last summer was ruled by dark and lush colors, this summer it ’s all about a crisp and clean white look. A complete sartorial whiteout makes for an effortless way to send a strong statement this summer. Designers from Chanel to Valentino created a plethora of snowy looks for the season. Make the look dramatic and pair it with your favorite white accessories or let the accessory pop with a bold color like a cerulean blue.
Chanel, Summer 2019
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Alexander McQueen, Summer 2019
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R U N WAY By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
Summer Blues Feeling blue doesn’t have to mean feeling down in the dumps. Many designers of the spring /summer 2019 season proved the opposite to be true. From the palest robin’s egg blue to the deepest cerulean, designers from Louis Vuitton to Versace have saturated their collections in shades of sapphire. If you are feeling blue, go extra bold and rock the look with a matching accessory. Head to our accessories section to learn how! Make blue spirited and plucky this summer. Here are some of our favorite blue looks.
Badgley Mischka, Summer 2019
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ACCESSORIES By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
Under the Sea Make your summer accessories fit for a mermaid princess. Shades of blue were all the rage on the runway this summer. A great and easy way to get in on the ocean-themed trend is by pairing your summer look with a great accessory. Go for a pair of pale blue heels or a patchwork bag that screams luxury. You don’t need a crown to be princess of the sea, just a blue Dior visor.
Balenciaga Blue Invisible Cat Sunglasses $405 Jacquemus Blue ‘Le Chiquito’ Clutch $470 A.W.A.K.E. MODE Purple Mrs. Right Angle Mules $620
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THE ATHENAEUM HOTEL LONDON By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
he Athenaeum Hotel combines four of my favorite interests: architecture, interior design, art, and Elizabeth Taylor. At the entrance, you are greeted by Jim, the longtime dapper doorman who wears a top hat. This is a reminder of the sophisticated charm and unique eccentricity you can expect from The Athenaeum. The hotel’s lobby is a bridge between British history and art, with plush velvet sofas, a grand marble espresso bar, and art works ranging from images of Mick Jagger to a giant portrait of the Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley. Opened in 1850, the Victorian charm of the property and the art deco spirit of the 1930s are revealed all over the hotel. Attention to detail extends into the guest rooms. Herringbone linen wallpaper, mirror panels, bronze finishes, and art deco-inspired furniture decorate the rooms. Bed linens are woven by a local craftsman in Hampshire. Each room overlooks The Green Park. If the design doesn’t calm you, try slipping under the sheets on top of the Hypnos mattress. Warning: you may never want to get up. To the left of the lobby is the hotel’s bar that once served drinks to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor. The bar’s handsome setting is a perfect place to share an intimate cocktail. The lush green velvet chairs and gold accents look beautiful in combination with the black
marble bar. Gennaro, the Italian bartender, is a genius, award-winning mixologist who always knows exactly what cocktail you need. The food is equally impressive. Galvin at The Athenaeum is the hotel’s restaurant run by Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. The brothers create delicious dishes championing produce grown by independent farmers across the UK. An exciting array of menus include Afternoon Tea and Private Dining and feature a modern take on classic British dishes combined with Galvin favorites. Galvin also has a sister restaurant, Galvin La Chapelle, located at 35 Spital Square. Visit this Michelin-starred restaurant to enjoy an evening under medieval-style chandeliers, lofty stone ceilings, and stately pillars. The cuisine goes beyond what you thought possible. Back at the hotel, head up to the newly opened private club, The View, located in the former penthouse of the hotel. Here you can enjoy cocktails and aperitifs while looking at the London Eye and one of the most impressive views of London. This is one hotel that I am sure I will be revisiting again and shooting a number of killer looks in its stunning interiors. Athenaeum Hotel athenaeumhotel.com Social Life
THE MALE BAG By Anthony Michael
f April showers bring May flowers, what does practically non-stop rain throughout April and May bring? A strong case of stir crazy. There are several cures for that …
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When the rain gets me down, all I want do to is hang in my PJs. The hottest togs I’ve found this season are Tani’s SilkCut men’s pajama sets. Loose-fitting and crafted from luxurious micro modal, you’ll never want to take them off. They are also very sexy. Read: your other half might just have other ideas when they see you sporting these around the house. $195
If you’re motivated to leave your bed, your house, and laziness behind, Fourlaps Bolt is the workout short of choice. Landing on just about every top ten list (including mine), this training wear features 4-way stretch fabric, lasercut ventilation, front mobile pocket, and a zippered back pocket. The color combos are pretty rad, too. $68
Jack Black Pro Series Age Control jackblack.com Man, can winter — and, in this case, spring — get you down. Start an aggressive skin regimen now and erase some of those winter worry lines with Dry Erase UltraCalming Face Cream ($38). This superb age eliminator, when combined with Jack Black’s Protein Booster Eye Rescue ($40), shaves at least (an unscientifically tested) five years off my age . . . even if it’s all in my head.
Singani 63 singani63.com What’s that you said? All else failed? Still lounging about? Escape to Bolivia, if only in your mind (and on your palate). This spirit originated in the Andes in the 16th-century and is now evangelized by blockbuster filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and actor Steven Soderbergh. Singani 63 is destined to be the libation of the season. Distilled from a single variety white grape — the muscat of Alexandria — this unique brandy is superb as a stand-alone sip (Soderbergh’s choice) or as the basis for any number of craft cocktails. $35 Social Life
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Earrings by Halogen, top by Red Carter, pants by Sara Battaglia, shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh. (cover) Sunglasses by CĂŠline, earrings by Aqua, top by Alice and Olivia.
(left) Earrings by Halogen, dress by Kate Spade, shoes by Vince. (right) Earrings by Bauble Bar, dress by Kate Spade, shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Earrings by Halogen, top by Veronica Beard skirt by Theory, shoes by Vince bag by Sam Edelman. (right) Earrings by Bauble Bar, top and shorts by Maje, shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Sunglasses by CĂŠline, earrings by Halogen, top and shorts by Alice and Olivia, shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Hat by Bloomingdales, top and skirt by Vince, shoes by Seychelles. (right) Earrings by Halogen, dress by Acler, shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Earrings by Afle Bijoux, top by Alexander McQueen, shorts by Philip Lim, shoes by Kate Spade.
Earrings by Afle Bijoux, top by Alexander McQueen. (right) Earrings by Bauble Bar, top by Escada.
Top and pants by Escada, shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh. (right) Earrings by AFLE BIJOUX, dress by Escada, shoes by Kate Spade.
Sunglasses by Céline, earrings by Bauble Bar, top by Acler, shorts by J’amemme, bag by IRO, shoes by Seychelles.
Dress by Sandro, belt by Rebecca Minkoff, shoes by Seychelles.
Hat by Chosaint, dress by Philip Lim.
Earrings by Bauble Bar, dress by Mirimalist, belt by Maje, shoes by Kate Spade.
Earrings by Bauble Bar, top and skirt by Anine Bing, shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Earrings by Bauble Bar, Hat by Gucci.
Earrings by Bauble Bar, dress by MPJ, blazer by Gwen Salakai, shoes by Pierre Cardin.
Sunglasses by ChloĂŠ, jumpsuit by Reiss.
Hat by Bloomingdales, top and shorts by Reiss.
Earrings by Aqua, Dress by Vince.
Earrings by Aqua, top by Alexander McQueen, pants by Dior.
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BEAUTY By Jeanette Zinno
Summertime Beauty Vibes Get your glow on and breeze through summer with these seasonal summer-proof beauty lifesavers.
PERFECT PINK Say hello to your perfect summer lip color. NARS lip gloss in orgasm is one color that’s easy like summer living. Enriched with nourishing ingredients for a long-lasting luminous shine and shimmering color with smooth non-sticky wear. Sephora, $24 GOOD HAIR DAYS Perfect for on-the-go styling, the amika mighty mini dryer weighs less than a pound! The dryer will eliminate frizz and deliver smooth style — anytime, anywhere. Available June 1 in lemonade, a limited-edition yellow and pink gradient pattern for summer. loveamika.com, $60 BODY GLOW Highlight your best assets with the Sol de Janeiro glow oil in Rio sunset! Perfect for all skin tones, this skin-softening oil has just the right amount of shimmer to reflect light beautifully all summer long. Sephora, $35 TRAVEL COMPANION Summer-proof from head to toe with all of your beauty necessities packed into one compact pouch with the Flight Kit by Susanne Kauffman. The kit includes a moisturizing spray and mask, lip balm, nutrient concentrate, leg and vein spray, hand sanitizer, and deodorant spray. beautyhabitat.com, $112
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ABADÍA RETUERTA L E DOMAINE: A SPANISH SANCTUARY
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Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the magnificent abbey hotel and winery dating from 1146, sits in Spain’s Duero wine region, just north of Madrid. The leading luxury hotel is known for it’s impeccable wines, the Michelin-star Refectorio restaurant and Santuario Wellness & Spa. The estate is a perfect location for exploring wine country and the enticing cities of Segovia, Salamanca, Avila, and Valladolid. The property is surrounded by a beautiful natural habitat of gentle streams and countryside where guests are immersed in everything from wildlife viewing and cycling on country lanes to mushroom hunting. Once-in-a-lifetime unique experiences can be set up at the estate — think horseback riding through the vineyards or harvesting and pressing grapes, followed by a wine tasting. At Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, every guest request is gracefully handled. The Santuario Wellness & Spa boasts spa butlers who welcome guests and assist at every step of the spa experience. The utterly stunning sanctuary features a “fusion wine” oenotherapy spa concept, where spa sommeliers conduct an actual winetasting to determine which massage technique is best suited to the individual’s needs. The spa sommelier experience is based on traditional Tibetan medicine: each element, and each wine, corresponds to a special oil blend. Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, 47195 Sardón de Duero, Valladolid, Spain. For more information, visit abadia-retuerta.com.
Nestled between the picturesque Alps and the idyllic shores of Lake Maggiore, Giardino Ascona Hotel exudes the true definition of la dolce vita, offering casual luxury and outstanding hospitality. Lemon and olive trees and lavender thrive in the garden, which is the green heart of this Ayurveda retreat. Private suites with balconies surround the water lily pond, helping guests relax from the moment they arrive. Using modern cures and treatments, Ayurveda by Giardino seeks to restore balance, mindfulness, and tranquility to each and every guest. The therapeutic and non-medical health program offers guests holistic well-being for body and mind. A team of experts will work with each guest to create a plan through nutrition, physical activity, and mindful relaxation. The dipiù spa features Ayurveda treatments like the kalari marma, a deep-tissue massage in which the marma points are stimulated to increase the flow of energy and relaxation. Post treatment, enjoy the other facilities at the hotel, including an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness and relaxation area. Dine at Hide & Seek for casual, yet unique, international cuisine inspired by modern culinary trends and Ayurveda. Or go bold and enjoy Ecco Ascona, a two Michelin-star fine dining restaurant. Via del Segnale 10, 6612 Ascona, Switzerland. For more information, visit giardino-ascona.ch/en.
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BIKINI BODY READY IN A FLASH MEET STEPHEN T. GREENBERG, M.D., F.A.C.S. By Blaire Bass “Bathing suit season is almost here, and there are many exciting changes in technology that have made cosmetic surgery procedures quicker, safer, and easier for the patient while producing more natural results,” explains the award-winning celebrity plastic surgeon, Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. If you are concerned that you are not quite ready to hit the beach this summer, Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery now offers cutting-edge rapid recovery and non-invasive treatments to make sure you are summer-ready in a jiffy.
SO, WHAT’S ON TAP TO GET YOUR BODY LOOKING HOT IN A FLASH: 24-HOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION RECOVERY Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg’s perfected Mini-incision Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation technique offers patients a one-day recovery turnaround with minimal pain, swelling, and bruising. This ultra-modern approach to breast augmentation has resulted in more than 90% of patients able to resume normal activities such as driving and going to work within 24 hours. In fact, more than 95% of patients can raise their arms above their heads immediately after surgery in the recovery room. This is virtually unheard of in cases of traditional breast augmentation surgery. Meanwhile, more than 91% of Dr. Greenberg’s patients need only minimal pain medication following surgery to achieve a normal level of comfort.
FREEZE AWAY FAT WITH COOLSCULPTING CoolSculpting is a celebrity-endorsed treatment that freezes fat cells which are then flushed out through the lymphatic system. The result is a 25% fat reduction in the treated areas without surgery or downtime.
EMSULPT FOR MUSCLE TONE Emsculpt treatment is like doing the equivalent of 20,000 sit-ups or 20,000 squats in 30 minutes without breaking a sweat. Emsculpt demands such an excessive amount of energy from the body that there is up to a 19% reduction of fat and 15% increase in muscle tone in the treated areas. Abdomen and buttocks are currently the areas able to be treated but the FDA just cleared Emsculpt for arms and thighs. Treatments of arms and thighs will be available in July.
Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery offers complimentary consultations to answer your questions and provide information about procedures, expectations, and anticipated results. Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery will have you looking and feeling your best while wearing less and showing more. Get glowing this summer with Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. Call 631.287.4999 to schedule your complimentary consultation. greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com Social Life
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CBD OIL: THE MULTI-PURPOSE MIRACLE By L. A. Dawson
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annabidiol (CBD) is found in the flower of the cannabis plant. Medicinal properties of CBD are being tested and reported by scientists and doctors. Non-intoxicating, non-addictive, and usually safe, it can be an alternative to harsh pharmaceuticals and their side-effects.
CBD IS SHOWING PROMISE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS.
aPain relief — It reduces pain by affecting the endocannabinoid receptor system. This system regulates pain, sleep, appetite, and immune response. aAnxiety and depression — It affects serotonin, the neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior. Studies show excellent response when used to treat anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, social anxiety, and depression. It also has been used to treat animals with separation anxiety. aCancer side effects — It may lessen vomiting, nausea, and pain. aAcne — Its anti-inflammatory properties may help acne. aNeurodegeneration — It may slow neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and may have brain protective properties for persons dealing with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
aHeart Health — It may reduce inflammation linked to cell death resulting from heart disease. aSubstance abuse — It can modify brain circuits related to drug addiction. aAnti-tumor properties — It could possibly prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon, and lung cancers. aDiabetes — It may help with diabetic neuropathy.
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Many holistic practitioners have believed in and suggested CBD oil to their patients suffering from pain and anxiety before it became popular. Frustrated with the slow research, they knew this product could have helped patients, but for many years was associated with its close cousin THC. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the main active ingredient of cannabis that is responsible for a marijuana high. The debate about THC health benefits has continued for years, and has resulted in legalized cannabis in some states and legalized CBD oil in others. As that discussion continues and escalates, we thankfully have CBD oil to help relieve symptoms and cumulatively and positively heal many maladies. On its website the Mayo Clinic cautions that CBD may have adverse effects for some people, including dry mouth, gastrointestinal distress, reduced appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue. The website also states: “Another cause for concern is the unreliability of the purity and dosage of CBD in products. A recent study of 84 CBD products bought online showed that more than a quarter of the products contained less CBD than labeled. In addition, THC was found in 18 products.” For more information, see projectcbd.org Social Life
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ANNA AVALIANI, M.D. BESPOKE INJECTABLES BY A TOP EXPERT PHYSICIAN By Frances Gormley
nna Avaliani, M.D., is an award-winning physician who is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Her practice is devoted to non-invasive treatments and procedures that rejuvenate, contour, re-shape, and tighten. She can choose among 24 FDA-approved lasers; radio-frequency, sonar, and thread technologies; and 16 different injectables. This article, one of several that will appear this summer, discusses injectables — formulas that fill, smooth, and promote collagen. Dr. Avaliani’s beautiful and serene office, just off Park Avenue on the UES, is where her medical skill combines with loving artistry to prevent signs of aging in younger patients and reverse the look of wrinkled and lax skin in middle-aged and older patients. Dr. Avaliani also uses injectables as an alternative to plastic surgery. The “liquid facelift” is one of her specialties, among many. She can, for example, treat gummy smiles, reshape noses, augment chins, mask jowls, and plump cheeks. Her loyal patients include models, celebrities, and executives from the worlds of entertainment, sports, and business as well as their friends and relatives who admire the beautiful and natural-looking results that Dr. Avaliani achieves. Before you have any injectable, know that your practitioner is one of the best — someone, like Dr. Avaliani, who has extensive training, expertise, and a gift for symmetry and natural results. Injectables are medical procedures, and she is a National Injector Trainer for Galderma, the company that makes Restylane (a filler), Dysport (an alternative to Botox), and Sculptra (a collagen promoter). To date, Dr. Avaliani has administered well over 10,000 FDA-approved injectables. It matters that Dr. Avaliani always stays current on the medical literature about FDA-approved injectables, their best uses, best dosages, best application. She is both knowledgeable and experienced. In fact, she is on the National Advisory Board for Galderma. The exact pressure that is applied during an injection is important — sometimes critically so, especially around the eyes. Dr. Avaliani has an instrument that she uses to identify vessels under the skin — to avoid puncturing a blood vessel, which would result in bruising or possibly a serious vision complication. A needle’s size, its precise placement, and the exact depth of an injection has a lot to do with results as well as safety and comfort. Dr. Avaliani never rushes a patient. You’ll see that she kindly listens and patiently explains exactly what she recommends to meet your expectations. When expectations are unrealistic, Dr. Avaliani will say so. Her aim is for a continuing relationship that is built on trust – and, of course, fabulous results.
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We successfully treat patients from all around the globe by using an orthodontic dashboard with monitoring protocols which allow us to personalize and automate our orthodontic patients’ experiences with: Braces Invisalign ClearCorrect Smile Direct Club, etc. At ANY time, our patients can view a simulation of how much their teeth have improved compared to the start of their treatment.
Our patients activate and upload photos on our mobile platform and view their own progress reports allowing them to optimize their treatment time and smile outcome. We create messages for our patients with guidance and instructions for each one of patient individual needs like when to come our patient’s in for their next appointment, seeing them every 6+ months and/or when to change their trays, called aligners. (After all, not everyone is built the same way.)
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MERGING INTO MEMORIAL DAY WITH SUMMERTIME DECORUM By Stacey Griffith Founding Instructor, Soul Cycle ow . . . didn’t it feel like we were just here at the Golden Pear grabbing an issue of Social Life to read at the beach in between drop-off and Soul Cycle classes? I couldn’t be happier that we are together again in the Hamptons, kicking off the summer of 2019. It seems every Memorial Day weekend I am bombarded with questions like “How do I get off these 20 pounds I put on since I saw you last?” or “Stacey, why are you so skinny. Are you eating?” Let me tell you one thing I would love for us all to do: Let’s make a commitment to asking each other “How are you emotionally?” Behind every weight loss or gain is an answer to how we got there. I think asking that question could spark a trend of taking that extra moment to check in with each other and go above and beyond just being just physically present in our friendship circles. As we approach the new summer, try to remember that during the year circumstances may have changed for people in your social circles. People in our community may be grieving in their own way, and this may be their first summer that the family is coping with a new dynamic. Try to be sensitive to this possibility. I have found it best to simply ask, “How are you today?” It’s about the moment, not the past or the future. After I lost my father, there were times that I just didn’t want to talk about it at all, and other times I was happy someone asked. Many families may be welcoming a newborn, basking in the joy of their new addition. They may opt out of your invitations to go out to Pierre’s at night, so perhaps a quick (call first) drive-by is in order top of the summer! Also, it’s possible that John isn’t with Jane, Jeff is with Steve, Janice decided to be with Judy, and Ted became a monk and serves soup at a hostel in India. The summer dynamic gets tricky out here when it SocialLifeMagazine.com
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comes to hosting and being neutral during others’ special circumstances. Just remember to be sensitive to the dynamic and steer clear of creating a tornado in your home. Tip: It’s best to alert all parties involved about the guest list first. This will avoid having to dry Betty’s tears in your backyard if she’s sobbing over Ken’s being there with his new mate!
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TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING By Kristy Rao
ummer is finally here, marking a time for barbecues, parties, the beach, and plenty of socializing with family and friends. As a nutritionist, I coach my clients on how to stay healthy, lose weight, and keep it off while enjoying all the fun summer has to offer. Here are some simple yet effective strategies to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the Hamptons.
Eat before the party. Don’t show up hungry and feast on the hors d’oeuvres. Instead, snack on some crudité with hummus before leaving the house.
Pick what’s local and in season. Go to the farmer’s market and opt for locally caught fish.
Get active outside! You are away for the weekend to unwind, so work out without the stress. Go for a long walk on the beach, go paddleboarding, take a bicycle ride, or play tag with your kids.
Limit the alcohol. I know that one rosé becomes six real quick! So, have water between drinks, and limit yourself to three drinks. Wine spritzers are a great option, as they are lower in alcohol and also will keep you hydrated.
to Second Nature to find single-serving sizes of a healthier alternative in the freezer. Otherwise, try a small plain frozen yogurt at Buddha Berry, where you can load up on plenty of healthy toppings such as nuts and berries. Keep the fridge stocked with a coconut milk-based ice cream. Provisions has some really great options that are organic, lower in sugar, nonGMO, and dairy-free! Also, acai bowls are a great alternative to ice cream. Try Beach Bowls in Bridge.
Healthify your BBQ. It’s all about portion size. Fill up on veggies. Choose one protein to stick with and don’t refill your plate. Bring a salad or vegetable skewers if you are not the one hosting. Also, do without the burger bun!
Pack healthy snacks (and water)! This way, you won’t need to pull over to 7 Eleven or wind up having the chips served on the Jitney. Some possibilities include Greek yogurt, a Kind or Health Warrior bar, raw almonds, or a green apple.
Aim to have 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
Pick a healthier ice cream. The kids are having Scoop Du Jour, but you could head over
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DR . KENNETH MARK COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY EXPERT By Rodney Sparrow
HAMPTONS, SOHO & ASPEN As an avid skier, outdoorsman, and physical fitness aficionado, Dr. Kenneth Mark knows firsthand about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the effects the elements have on our skin. While he openly admits that his favorite “office” for a cosmetic consultation is the Aspen Mountain gondola, Dr. Mark also finds it rewarding to take care of the skin cancer and cosmetic concerns of patients on the East End. “Practicing in multiple locales with a small-town feel has allowed me to become embedded in the communities, supporting various local charities. It’s not just work, it’s being part of something bigger,” says Dr. Mark, who also has an office in Soho.
BEST DOCTORS LIST Dr. Kenneth Mark is regularly on the “Best Doctors” list that names the top 5 percent of physicians In the United States as selected by other doctors. This is arguably the most prestigious honor a doctor can receive. Specifically, Dr. Mark’s expertise is in cosmetic dermatology: injectables, lasers, peels, Kybella, skin cancer detection and Mohs surgery, acne, and rosacea. After three years of training in dermatology at NYU, Dr. Mark completed a two-year fellowship with a cosmetic dermatology surgeon and a plastic surgeon, in order to sub-specialize in cosmetic procedures, plastic reconstruction, and minimally invasive Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery. “I’m fortunate to have gifted eye-hand coordination and attention to detail,” he says. “This precision, knowledge of anatomy, and experience translates to being a better injector when it comes to Botox and fillers.”
ULTHERAPY One of the most-requested treatments is Ultherapy, the only FDA-cleared non-surgical procedure that actually lifts the skin. It lifts the jawline, jowls, neck, and eyelids without surgery. Ultherapy requires only one treatment, and there is virtually no downtime. “You can go to the beach the next day; you can go to a cocktail party that night,” says Dr. Mark.
Another patient favorite is CoolSculpting, a noninvasive way to improve your beach body by freezing fat. Unlike liposuction, it avoids the risks of anesthesia or denting from removing too much fat. There is also no downtime with this procedure. Dr. Mark was the first in the Hamptons to offer the “cool advantage,” which cuts the treatment time almost in half! SocialLifeMagazine.com
FILLERS & LASERS Dr. Mark offers the most up-to-date and best-in-class noninvasive cosmetic treatments, including MiXto fractional CO2 laser, Botox, Juvéderm, Vollure, Volbella, and Voluma, which he says is the greatest filler ever invented, because it is extremely safe, adding volume with the most natural results. “Voluma allows me to think like an artist and lift and sculpt the face in three dimensions, instead of just filling lines and wrinkles.”
NEW PROCEDURES This summer Dr. Mark is offering two new minimal to nodowntime procedures. One is a non-ablative fractional laser facial to brighten, tone, and smooth skin’s texture. The other is microneedling with radiofrequency that is FDA-cleared for the treatment of wrinkles and to stimulate collagen and elastin. Dr. Mark is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU. Soho: 212.447.SKIN Southampton: 631.283.0002 East Hampton: 631.324.4161 Aspen: 631.283.0002 kennethmarkmd.com
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VISIT THESE SAG HARBOR WELLNESS HOT SPOTS By Zoe Bullock
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125 Main Street Those of us looking to indulge in a creamy, refreshing sweet should all head here (in Montauk, too) as soon as possible. This café offers waffles, crepes, bubble teas, a candy display, and a full Italian coffee bar, but the real highlight is the vegan frozen yogurt. BuddhaBerry’s treats have five cultures, including three live and active probiotic strains, so you can receive digestive benefits and strengthen your immune system while you indulge in your Hamptons treat. Flavors include Madagascar vanilla, Belgian chocolate, nutella, sweet berry, and coconut variations.
6 Milton Avenue Certified Functional Strength Coach Breahna Arnold believes in getting that body you have always dreamed of while training the body for optimal performance both in the gym and in daily life. She keeps training upbeat, fast paced and everchanging so boredom is never an option, from free weights to TRX training to resistance bands and much more. She offers in home training as well as training at many different training facilities from Manhattan to the Hamptons. achievefitnesstrainer.com, 631.599.2890
7 Main Street Stop by this natural foods market and organic café for your health food needs. The market provides gluten-free products, frozen foods, organic produce, organic meat and poultry, and vitamins and
supplements. The café, a great place to get your vegetable juices and detoxes, features a menu of greens, grains, smoothies, and juices. Try the famous Baby Buddha bowl!
16 Main Street This is Donna Karan’s latest concept store, a place to merge mindfulness, food, and fashion. The mission of her Urban Zen Foundation is to create, connect, and collaborate to raise awareness and inspire change by integrating mind, body, and spirit in healthcare and education, while preserving our cultures. The store sells women’s clothes, accessories, home décor, and beauty products. Many of these products are made by artisans in Africa, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, and Uruguay. After checking out the stylish and mindfully curated collection, have a bite to eat at the adjoining Tutto il Giorno.
32 Bridge Street A longtime favorite of the East End, Yoga Shanti caters to all levels of yogis. Led by world-renowned teachers Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee, this studio practices a safe style of yoga, which focuses on alignment, flow, and inquiry. Stop by for classes like Lyengar, Shanti Sweat, and Surfer Yoga. Fans will be pleased to know that Yoga Shanti recently opened in Tribeca, so you can practice with them all year long. Social Life
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SOUTHAMPTON WELLNESS HOT SPOTS By Zoe Bullock
93 Main Street For a 100% USDA-certified organic, cold-pressed juice or juice cleanse, check out Juice Press. Pick up a green juice or a master cleanse spicy lemonade, or for a real kick, try Juice Press’s cold brew coffee. Juice Press is one-stop shopping for your breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up needs.
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39 Windmill Lane For some Zen, climb to this second-floor studio and step into the Ananda Yoga Center. Offering classes of between 60 and 90 minutes long and of varying intensities, this yoga studio offers respite from the busy Hamptons season. Inside the studio, meditation bowls and chanting keep the atmosphere focused on yoga inside the airy studio overlooking Jobs Lane. Peace candles, mala bead necklaces, and books about meditation are sold in the shop out front.
16 Hill Street According to SLT, “If cardio, strength training, and Pilates had a baby, it would be SLT.” SLT — strength, lengthen, tone — is one of the hottest workouts of the summer and of the whole year. Book your mega-former now for a 50-minute whole body workout that will keep you beach-ready and summer-season happy.
44 Main Street For workout clothes and athleisure, check out Bandier. Bandier accommodates all workout styles, all fashions, and all ages for the perfect, most functional, and most comfortable workout looks this summer and beyond. A friendly sales team will keep you stocked in basic black leggings and in edgier looks too.
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NICOLE KIDMAN STARRING IN BIG LITTLE LIES SEASON 2
As much as audiences loved HBO’s Big Little Lies, the female-driven limited series, the cast loved it even more. The personal bond between the five main stars — Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz — was so close and nourishing that they clamoured for another season. Audiences and cast members alike will get their wish when Season 2 airs on HBO this June, despite the fact that the first hit season of seven episodes was all that was ever planned. Kidman said it was almost unbearable to imagine never being able to share the intense personal and professional experience that came with working on the critically-acclaimed show. “We all said goodbye — big goodbyes,” said Kidman in reference to how the cast felt after wrapping the first and supposedly only season of “Lies,” set amid the seaside community of Monterey, California. “But the desire to spend time together [again] was a big part of the decision to do another season, although the demand from the audience was an even bigger factor . . . I’ve never been a part of something that reached so far globally.” Not only that, but Kidman delivered arguably the finest performance of her illustrious career as Celeste, a battered wife struggling to hold her family together, and was subse-
quently rewarded with both an Emmy and a Golden Globe award. She and Reese Witherspoon had also invested considerable time in developing and producing “Big Little Lies,” and they knew that they had found a great property. There was just one problem: the show was based on the stand-alone book by the Australian writer Liane Moriarty, and there was no second novel! There was such a collective swell of interest in the powerful study of the interconnected lives of these five female characters, however, that Kidman and Witherspoon persuaded Moriarty to write what turned out to be a 200-page novella (still unpublished) that served as a template for a second season that was again scripted by showrunner/writer David E. Kelley. They then went out and hired Meryl Streep to play Kidman’s character’s mother-in-law after the former had gushed about wanting to come on board the show. Kidman said that the atmosphere on the set during the second season was just as intense and rewarding as the first. “We’ve now worked together for well over a couple of years and the bonds between all of us are just deeper and stronger and richer,” Kidman said. “I miss them . . . we go out all the time, we talk, we help each other . . . it’s just a very strong connection and that’s rare that you get that amount of screen time together and then
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the personal time.” “To watch Zoë and Shailene grow up and to see them become women . . . it’s so nice, and I’ve never had that. I know Laura and Reese feel that, too. We’re all so different, yet we complement each other.” Added Kidman: “We’re all in it together and we deeply care. You just don’t get to see six women in a show and follow all of their lives in a complicated and deep way . . . I don’t know another show that has six female leads, with Streep added for good measure.” Kidman believes that her experience on “Lies” has been a revelation and that she and her co-producer, co-star, and close friend Reese Witherspoon wondered why it had taken so long to be part of a powerful female ensemble project. “Everyone’s contributing and being able to be a part of that group. I’ve never had that. And it’s lovely at this stage of my life and career to be doing something that I’ve never done before.” It’s certainly been a very busy last year for the 51-year-old Kidman. In addition to her work on “Lies,” the Australian star gave a stunning performance in last year’s Destroyer and is about to begin shooting a six-part miniseries, “The Undoing,” developed by her own production company, Blossom Films, and based on the book You Should Have Known, by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The series is being directed by Susanne Bier (“The Night Manager”) and co-stars Kidman opposite Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland. It’s yet further evidence that Kidman has correctly gauged the entertainment industry’s tectonic shift away from studio films to high-profile limited TV series. Season 2 picks up right where the season finale left off, after (Season 1 spoiler alert) Zoë Kravitz’s character, Bonnie, pushed Celeste’s violent husband, Perry (Alexander Skarsgard), down a flight of concrete stairs to a much-deserved death after he attacked Celeste at a school fundraising event. All five of the Monterey women were present at the killing, and now they have been brought tightly together by the “big little lie” they have told the police about the “accidental” nature of Perry’s fall.
The narrative then explores each of the characters in different and deeper ways while they collectively deal with the aftermath of Perry’s demise. “[Season 2] is about being able to delve more deeply into these women,” Kidman said. “What’s been the incredible virtue of the series but also the incredibly difficult thing we’ve had to navigate is you don’t get [to explore] six women in [a TV series] and follow their lives in these complicated ways.” Kidman’s character, Celeste, is dealing with the aftermath of abuse after her partner is gone — in this case dead. It doesn’t mean she’s healed. Season 2 also encompasses two other important changes. First, there is an additional female presence in the form of a new director, Andrea Arnold, who replaced Jean-Marc Vallée after the latter was unavailable due to a scheduling conflict. Second, the Greek chorus of ordinary Monterey residents who provided a running, gossipy commentary on proceedings has been — thankfully, in the eyes of some critics — removed. Kidman describes the change of directors as the opportunity to have “a female gaze because we have a woman now behind the camera,” although she feels that “the biggest difference for me in this season is that we don’t have the Greek chorus this time.” Kidman is justifiably proud of having had the chance to not only create but delve even more deeply into Celeste’s life. She has been profoundly struck by the extraordinary public response to the character. “What a journey this has been. . . . that’s the character people talk to me about more than anything else,” Kidman said. “It’s probably the most commercial thing I’ve done in my whole career . . . and it was an important step in my career.” It has made her jump into TV all the more satisfying. “I cannot believe how [“Lies”] entered the zeitgeist. It’s really been a huge eye-opener for me on the power of television, the power of that particular story and how it connected. It was glorious, actually. While it was [first being broadcast], people were coming up to me, saying: ‘What happens next? [Audiences] were obsessed. It was beautiful. I was very much a part of people’s lives. People would want to reach out
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and touch me. I got so many emails and people talking to me about it,” said Kidman. Interestingly, Kidman felt empowered on a professional level by how the public responded to her work and in particular Celeste’s deeply uncomfortable therapy sessions while she was forced to confront Perry’s serial abuse. “When I saw the therapy scenes, which people really responded to, I thought I was terrible. And everyone was like, ‘No, no!’ I think it was because I felt too exposed and vulnerable. It was probably too much for me to see.” Perhaps the most significant development in Season 2 is the presence of Meryl Streep as Perry’s mother, who develops a relationship with Celeste and her two young grandsons. “You need a Meryl, someone to come in and shake us up,” Kidman said. “She helps us get into the ramifications of how the first season ended. The weight of that is heavy. It has to be. There’s no way around it.” Added Kidman: “Meryl signed on without having read any script, which is a big support of us as a group of women. She was like, ‘I want to be in the coven,’ and she’s definitely in it now!” laughed Kidman. The addition of Streep into the already complex female dynamic of “Lies” was welcomed by the entire cast, many of whom admitted to being in awe of the screen icon. Kidman was no exception. “I was terrified,” Kidman confessed. “You’re acting opposite the great one. I get nervous anyway — but to be opposite her and not want her to think, ‘Who is this amateur?’ And also, we want to deliver a series for her that she’s great in. Reese and I were like, ‘We want this for her and for the other women.’ ” Some of the other “women” who will be part of Season 2 are none other than Nicole Kidman’s two young daughters,
Sunday Rose (10) and Faith Margaret (7), who make brief appearances as extras. Kidman, who has made her home in Nashville, Tennessee, for the past 13 years after marrying country and western idol and fellow Aussie Keith Urban, confesses that there are still a few years to go before her kids will be able to watch “Lies.” For the time being, her daughters are slavish devotees to her role as Queen Atlanna in Aquaman, the hit blockbuster starring Jason Momoa. Quipped Kidman: “That’s the only thing that gives me any credibility with them, in terms of my career.” In the meantime, audiences around the world are eagerly anticipating the worldwide June release of Season 2 of a series that represents a historic breakthrough for this daring and compelling female-centric series. While showrunner David E. Kelley has gone on record as stating, “We like where our closure is at the end of season 2, so that will probably be it.” Witherspoon and Kidman both reminded Kelley at the February Season 2 HBO press junket that he had said “exactly the same thing” after Season 1 had ended. Kidman is proud of having been part of the concerted effort to bring about a second season of episodes that she feels has created “even stronger characters” and probed further into women’s stories that are gaining increasing traction in Hollywood parallel to the ascendancy of the #MeToo movement. “Artistically it’s [been] a wonderful thing to take something and go okay, let’s jump off the cliff [and make Season 2]. At the same time, it is its own entity and hopefully it will be taken in that way. It was made with an enormous amount of love.” “There’s no plan for [a Season 3],” said Kidman. “I think it would be hard to get the whole group together. But we would love to do it.”
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WHITMORE HOSPITALITY THE RESTAURANT INSURANCE EXPERTS By Patrick Shannon
“CONGRATULATIONS TO MY FRIENDS AND CLIENTS ON CONQUERING THE
TEST OF TIME” JAMES C. METZGER
WHITMORE PROTECTS SUCCESS On the following pages are eight restaurants represented by the Whitmore Hospitality Group. Seven have stood the test of time, and one newer restaurant we believe is slated to earn that distinction too.
THE WHITMORE PROMISE The Whitmore Hospitality Group delivers clients completely tailored and personalized insurance coverage at an unrivaled price. Its Restaurant Plus program provides: • The resources and program that cater to the unique restaurant coverages needed to protect assets and the bottom-line. • Proven experience to represent restaurateurs’ interests in negotiations — in court, and with carriers. • The most responsive, comprehensive and agressively priced offerings in the marketplace today. Whitmore Hospitality whitmorehospitality.com
Photography by Donald Fitzgibbons
JAMES C. METZGER FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & CEO OF WHITMORE
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EVERY ESTABLISHMENT HERE IS A BUCKET LIST DESTINATION.
JIMMY HAYS In Business
DENNIS & JEANNIE LIBERATOS In Business
From the New York of Al Smith, Jimmy Walker, Jack Dempsey, and Abie’s Irish Rose came the colorful Jimmy McCluskey, the founder of the first McCluskey’s more than three quarters of a century ago. After more than ninety years of living, Jimmy left us for a kinder, nicer, and gentler world. Today, Jimmy’s grandson, Jimmy Hays, carries on the splendid McCluskey tradition (dressed as his grandfather was more than fifty years ago: white apron and white trousers) greeting in a most affable way the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of those who knew and loved Jimmy McCluskey so long ago. Jimmy Hays | 4310 Austin Blvd, Island Park, NY | jimmyhayssteakhouse.com | 516.432.5155
This place is a historical landmark and has truly conquered the test of time. The Davenport Building was originally built in 1896 as the Nassau County Trust. In 1924, it became the Davenport Press and remained a printing press until 1978 when Dennis and Jeannie converted it to a restaurant. It’s a building rich with history, and the shelves on the dining room’s exposed interior brick are lined with antiques. Charming and comfortable, the bar and lounge are perfect for a martini before dinner. Dennis and Jeannie built this restaurant and business with special touches of character and elegance. Inviting and friendly, it is like finding a new home with delicious continental cuisine, the finest wines, creative cocktails, and entertainment. Davenport Press | 70 Main Street, Mineola, NY | davenportpress.com | 516.248.8300
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JOSEPH SMITH In Business
JACKIE & MANNY CARVALHO In Business
The first Bobby Van’s opened in Bridgehampton, in the summer of 1969. The restaurant quickly became famous with local musicians, writers, poets, and artists. Bobby Van’s legacy of quality food, service, and atmosphere quickly grew into a thriving year-round restaurant in the Hamptons. In the late 1980s Joseph Smith and partners began opening NYC restaurants. “We have been fortunate holding to our belief that the customer should always be greeted warmly and with a smile, service should be friendly and efficient, and the food should be delicious and plentiful,” says Mr. Smith. Bobby Van’s proudly serves Prime USDA beef, fresh seafood, and the finest ingredients in all of its locations. Visit Bobby Van’s today where they take care of you like your mother would. Bobby Van’s – 9 Restaurants in NYC, 2 in Washington, DC | bobbyvans.com
“This is where my American Dream started in 1993,” says Manny Carvalho, the owner of Bairrada Restaurant. Beginning at 13 years old in Portugal, Manny worked in Churrasqueira kitchens, honing his craft and perfecting his skills. Since opening in 1993, Manny credits delivery of superior product consistently with caring service the keys to having loyal customers. “Loyalty is everything,” according to Manny. “We serve next generations. From our original customers, we now serve their children and their children’s children.” Churrasqueira Bairrada, an authentic Portuguese restaurant, features all-you-can-eat rodizio, which includes beautifully cooked sirloin, turkey-wrapped in bacon, spare ribs, short ribs, pork loin, chicken drumsticks, tender beef cubes, a vast array of fresh sausages, and much more. Churrasqueira Bairrada | 144 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY | churrasqueira.com | 516.739.3856
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JIM & FRANCINE DOUKAS In Business
BOBBY & TONY MARISI In Business
The culinary scene has exploded. Competition is stronger than ever. You must be really good to survive and be lasting. Revel strives to provide an amazing dining experience. Its goal is always to stay ahead of the curve and create innovative dishes, offer unique craft cocktails, delectable desserts and caring, amazing service with a sexy, sophisticated cosmopolitan vibe. Revel is approaching its seven-year anniversary at its most recent location in Garden City, and Jim and Francine never take for granted the overwhelming support they receive from their Long Island customer base. Revel | 835 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY | revelrestaurant.com | 516.246.9111
For those craving an authentic taste of Little Italy, the only clear choice when on Long Island is Vincent’s Clam Bar in Carle Place. From local families and out-of-town visitors to a celebrated array of athletes, recording artists, and stars of television and screen alike, Vincent’s has been playing host to every walk of life for over 35 years. “The moment you walk in you’ll feel the energy,” says owner Bobby Marisi. “We are so much more than a restaurant … we use food as a vehicle to bring people together with the common goal of eating well and having fun.” The menu at Vincent’s is as diverse as it is delicious. Oversized portions of innovative and creative dishes as well as traditional Italian favorites are prepared in an open kitchen in full view of the diners. Vincent’s | 179 Old Country Rd, Carle Place, NY | vincentsclambar.com | 516.742.4577
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ENJOY AND BON APPETITE!
MATTY SORRENTINO In Business
DEREK FELDMAN In Business
With three generations of heritage, there is no question where the unique 388 experience comes from. At 15, Matty Sorrentino began his career at Don Peppe’s in Queens. Later working with his father, Salvatore, and his brother Andrew, Matty ran Matteo’s Restaurants. In 2011, Matty established 388. Today, it is the spot for contemporary Italian family-style dining— abundant servings cooked to perfection, complemented by the finest wines, in a large, lively dining room. Now the third generation, Matty’s son, Salvatore, and his business partner, Chris Tsarsi, own the business. 388 Restaurant | 388 Willis Ave, Roslyn, NY | 388restaurant.com | 516.621.3888
Uchu Hospitality founder Derek Feldman grounds the umbrella concepts Don Wagyu, New York’s first Katsu Sando shop inspired by the Japanese beef and affordable omakase restaurant Sushi on Jones, as well as the _ Michelin-starred concept Uchu. From each shop, patrons are transported away from New York City to a different Japanese cultural oasis with detail-oriented, personalized service and elevated food and beverage programming. All-encompassing experiences for guests reflect a leadership style that inspires employees to welcome guests with redefined hospitality standards and delicate tastes. Feldman celebrates Japanese cuisine, utilizing top quality ingredients and importing premium fish and meats from across the world, while promising dishes that are practical_ yet exquisite. UCHU HOSPITALITY – 3 restaurants in NYC | uchuhospitality.com
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HANG TIME By Cecelia Bloom At long last it’s time to pile into your Mini Moke and head to the beach for some much-needed time to unwind. Memorial Day kicks off a time for exploration out East: new restaurants, new shops, a new summer routine and, if you’re lucky, maybe
even new self-discovery. We asked today’s leading beauty & health experts (and Hamptons residents) what books they’ll be enjoying and where we’ll find them dining this summer. Take a look to see what they said.
OCCUPATION Celebrity NYC Facial Plastic Surgeon, Author of the bestselling The Park Avenue Face
OCCUPATION Founding Senior Instructor at SoulCycle, Author of the bestselling Two Turns From Zero, and Podcaster of The Way
What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer? The Park Avenue Face, by Andrew Jacono, M.D. FACS Why? “After a year of writing, polishing and adding in the latest in approaches to facial rejuvenation, I’m looking forward to sitting down with my book The Park Avenue Face for a cover-to-cover read. It just hit shelves in May and reveals how to achieve flawless, undetectable plastic surgery.” Where can we find you dining this summer? Sant Ambroeus in Southampton
What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer? Grit, by Angela Duckworth Why? “This book is the science behind what makes us successful or not successful humans. Oftentimes we use too many excuses about why we’re not making it in life. If you want to learn what it is that’s blocking you from getting to the next level of your success, this is the book for you! My own motto is: Success is great once you get there — it’s staying there that is the true measurement of a successful life.” Where can we find you dining this summer? Pierre’s in Bridgehampton
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Dr. Paul Jarrod
OCCUPATION Celebrity Hairstylist
OCCUPATION Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist and Founder of PFRANKMD™ Brand & Skin Salon What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer? White, by Bret Easton Ellis
OCCUPATION Founder, The Parlor NYC
What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer? You Do You, by Sarah Knight Why? “Summer in the Hamptons is the best time to reflect and strategize for the fall season. I love anything with a great message, and Sarah’s focus on internal happiness and living on your own terms really stands out to me.”
Why? “I look forward to reading this book this summer because I grew up reading books by Bret Easton Ellis, and they always take me to another place.”
Where can we find you dining this summer? Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor
Where can we find you dining this summer? Pierre’s in Bridgehampton
What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer? Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, by Thich Nhat Hanh & Dr. Lilian Cheung Why? “I have become fascinated by the intersection of East meets West health and wellness approaches as I get ready to open the doors to The Parlor NYC, my new collaborative space for best-in-class beauty, health + wellness entrepreneurs and their clientele, which opens in the fall of 2019.” Where can we find you dining this summer? Elaia Estiatorio in Bridgehampton
THE PERFECT MATCH MICHAEL BORRICO By Anthony Michael
It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to reminisce with Hamptons polo legends Martin Pepa and his protégé Michael Borrico. Although both men continue to be powerhouses in the sport, their lives have become somewhat more predictable. Each is now married: Borrico to his wife, Elisabeth, and Pepa to his wife, Paige. And the landscape of polo itself has changed dramatically in the Hamptons. But when they start to talk about the early days of their personal and professional relationship — which began in the early 2000s — evocative nuggets of the electrifying, heady, and fast-paced world of polo begin to emerge. “It was just incredibly exciting,” says Borrico, who, in many ways, and under the tutelage of Pepa, built a polo culture that continues to be synonymous with the Hamptons. “And with SocialLifeMagazine.com
two matches announced for this summer, that excitement and anticipation is nearly as palpable now as it was then!” While the legendary weekly Bridgehampton Saturday matches have been bygone since 2014, Borrico is referring to a renewed interest in a culture that has gained significant momentum since 2017 when Social Life and Borrico collaborated on the first Polo Hamptons Match & Event. The event was so popular that fans have asked for more. This summer two Polo Hamptons Match & Event are scheduled for consecutive Saturdays, June 29 and July 6. “It took someone with a lot of vision to pull this together, and that’s exactly what Social Life’s publisher, Justin Mitchell, has done,” said Borrico, adding that Polo Hamptons is reminiscent of the type of upscale, luxury event that put the East End on the map.
Martin Pepa at Polo Hamptons
From the matches to parties to everything in between, Pepa and Borrico were the veritable choreographers of a way of life and, by extension, defined what it meant to be part of Hamptons culture. They also were developing a deep and enduring friendship. Meanwhile, Pepa continued to help Borrico expand and refine his team, eventually resulting in him landing as an upand-comer in high goal polo. “That was the weekly event in Bridgehampton that became synonymous with the Hamptons, and what truly was the apex of the scene,” says Pepa. From 2005 to 2010, Pepa and Borrico further established themselves as polo incarnate. Together, they travelled the world to play matches together, all the while continuing to become star players. They both reveal that the defining aspect of their partnership was a deep level of trust and a strong admiration for each other’s passion for the sport and a devotion to always be better at everything they did. “We were both growing in so many ways,” says Borrico. “While Pepa was helping me build my team, he reached a point where he had the opportunity to run another polo organization and expand to what he does today, becoming affiliated with one of the largest polo organizations in the country, Equuleus Polo Club in Water Mill.” The heyday of the relationship, says Borrico, was from 2002 to 2010. While Borrico continued to enjoy playing local matches and making a name for himself on Long Island, Pepa’s star ascended internationally. No matter, the world of polo and its fan base are acutely aware of the movers and shakers, and both men have left an indelible mark on the sport and the associated culture. Martin Pepa at Polo Hamptons
For Borrico, it’s also emblematic of an incredible relationship. Borrico met Argentinian-native Pepa in 2002 when Pepa was a groom and Borrico was literally just a beginner at the celebrated White Birch Farm polo team. “It was at about that time I decided to branch out on my own and start to play,” says Pepa. “And that was when we met. Michael had his horses at White Birch, and I was taking care of them initially. However, a friendship quickly formed.” And a professional relationship followed. According to Borrico, it was Pepa who truly jumpstarted his polo career and helped him develop his team. “I really credit him with helping me get started in polo, but what we eventually established was so much more,” says Borrico. As friends, Borrico and Pepa developed a brand. In a short period of time, the entire world of polo in the Hamptons was being influenced by Borrico and Pepa, who were at the center of the entertainment and social aspects of the sport. SocialLifeMagazine.com
Michael Borrico and Martin Pepa lead their respective teams at Polo Hamptons
Which brings us to today. “There is a strong and trending interest in polo today, thanks to Polo Hamptons,” says Borrico, who, along with Pepa, will be playing at the matches this summer. He says that anyone on Long Island who knows anything about polo is familiar with both Pepa and Borrico, so it will be particularly exciting to see them playing against each other on different teams. “For me, that will be electrifying!” he says, adding that he can’t think of a better scenario or venue to go up against his friend. “I really love the way that polo in the Hamptons is seeing an upswing in interest and, frankly, the way that’s being rebranded,” says Borrico. “Mitchell’s effort to bring back so many elements of
Bridgehampton’s weekly matches is really special, and it’s what makes the Hamptons special.” Of course, Borrico is quick to offer a nod to Pepa, who, along with a slew of star players, brings incredible star power to events. In addition to Borrico’s celebrity status, his team, Certified Polo Team (which has played against Equuleus many times) is A-plus, including superstars Gaston Lisioli, Inaki Lapiedra, Nic Roldan. The rumor is that one of them will be playing with Certified in the July 6 match. “A big part of this event, from my perspective, is increasing polo awareness,” says Borrico. “For sure, the world of the 2000s was anchored by parties, events, and spectacle, and Social Life
Martin Pepa and Michael Borrico
there will always be that glamour surrounding polo. And, that’s a part of what Polo Hamptons captures.” But, says Borrico, the love of horses, the thrill of the game, and, above all, the enduring relationship that was built and continues to flourish between him and Pepa is emblematic of the brotherhood that is fostered through polo. “The opportunity to have that all on display all these years is incredibly rewarding,” he says. Michael Porrico, Ingnacio Laprida, Martin Pepa, Helmut Wieser
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JEAN SHAFIROFF 60TH ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY FOR STONY BROOK SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL
ROBERT CHALONER THE FUTURE OF STONY BROOK SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL AND THE NEW PHILLIPS FAMILY CANCER CENTER By Jean Shafiroff
What are the latest initiatives at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital? These are extraordinary and exciting times for our hospital and the communities that we are devoted to! Together with our colleagues at Stony Brook Medicine, our dedicated hospital family of trustees, physicians, nurses, staff, and volunteers, we are on the cusp of quite literally redesigning the health care landscape of the East End. I have never been more optimistic about our ability to provide accessible, high-quality health care to the year-round and seasonal populations that greatly depend upon us. Our overall vision is a health care system with a brand new state-of-the-art community hospital on the campus of Stony Brook Southampton College. This new hospital will serve as the centerpiece of a network of robust community-based primary, secondary, and ancillary services located throughout the South Fork from Westhampton to Montauk. This vision also includes a satellite emergency department in East Hampton. Our goal is to provide the best academic and community medical care close to home.
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hen you think about it, what is more important than your health and good health care? Taking this one step further, there is nothing more important for a summer or full-time resident to support than Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. If you or a loved one is in need of hospital care, you will want to have access to a facility that is state-of-the-art. By supporting Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, you are supporting an institution that could make a very big difference in your life.
Are there other examples you can cite for our readers? Absolutely. After many years of planning and development, our Phillips Family Cancer Center, in partnership with Stony Brook Medicine and The Southampton Hospital Association, opened its doors to the public at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 25. On this occasion, more than 300 friends gathered to celebrate a journey that I have often described as one that began with inspiration and one that was completed with dedication — the dedication of so many wonderful people. We are forever grateful to the Phillips family for their wonderful generosity! We are thrilled that people from the East End will no longer have to travel great distances to access state-of-the-art, compassionate cancer treatment and care. This 14,000-square-foot radiation and oncology center, located on County Road 39A in Southampton, is divided into two floors. The first floor houses the radiation department and a full-time oncology social worker in the office annex of Fighting Chance, a well-known Sag Harbor-based organization that provides counseling to patients, families, and caregivers. The second floor is home to the medical oncology department, an on-site pharmacy, dual-purpose treatment rooms, and a conference/community meeting room where support programs such as yoga and group therapy sessions will be held. This beautiful new facility is a clinical masterpiece. The Phillips Family Cancer Center is an invaluable resource that provides high-quality cancer care close to home. SocialLifeMagazine.com
As we enter the 2019 summer season, what other programs are on your radar screen? Anyone who spends time in our beautiful East End communities knows that we are ground zero for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Six years ago our hospital created the Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center to educate and inform the clinical community, our local legislators, and the public about tick-borne diseases. This center has grown exponentially. In 2018 our tick help line, received more than 800 calls from people throughout the region. Amazingly, we also received calls from people across the nation and throughout the globe. We provided more than 40 public educational outreach events for groups throughout the region and distributed over 6,000 tick-removal kits to individuals and organizations.
Phillips Family Cancer Center Ribbon Cutting
We provided “TICKWISE” educational programming for children in public and private schools and hosted a medical symposium for Suffolk County pediatricians. As we look ahead, we plan to expand our services in this area with a significant presence in Hampton Bays. What would people be surprised to know about Stony Brook Southampton Hospital? Our hospital is at the forefront of some exciting clinical programs for our East End constituencies. For example, our Center for Parkinson’s Disease currently supports and oversees seven unique programs in seven communities on the East End, all at no charge to participants. Over 130 residents living with Parkinson’s disease have participated in many of our unique offerings, some of which include Rock-Steady Boxing, Tai Chi, Yoga, Sing Out Loud Therapeutic Chorus, Dance for Parkinson’s, Paint the Parrish, and Eat Well for Parkinson’s. The center seeks to improve services available to individuals living with Parkinson’s disease on the East End, while increasing expertise among staff, and potentially serving as a model for other communities. While we are situated in a region known for great wealth, we also serve a wide and diverse population with a broad
spectrum of needs and capabilities. We have a longstanding commitment to the health care needs of the Shinnecock Nation and have a large presence on the reservation. Our David E. Rogers M.D. Center provides important services to people living with HIV and AIDS. As we look ahead, we plan to relocate this important resource to Hampton Bays and develop a more robust array of services for the LGBTQ+ community. We also plan to rename the center for Edie Windsor, who was a good friend of our hospital and an iconic American figure who paved the way for same-sex marriage in our nation. How would you describe life at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital these days? These are exciting times for all of us who work and volunteer at our hospital. Together with our colleagues at Stony Brook Medicine, we have a historic opportunity to provide our communities with the high-quality health care they deserve. We are committed to achieving this ambitious goal. This goes beyond new buildings and new clinical services. It includes a commitment to high-quality patient care and a welcoming environment that respects and values people from all walks of life. This is a journey that we have been embarking on for several years and we have never been more optimistic about our future. Social Life
Jean and Martin Shafiroff Host Cocktails For Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Caitlin Diebold O’Connell, Cindy Willis, Jean Shafiroff, Laura Lofaro Freeman, Melanie Wambold
How are plans for the 61st Annual 2019 Summer Party progressing? Extraordinarily well! The date of our 61st Summer Party is Saturday, August 3rd. It is our largest annual fundraising event of the year, with all proceeds benefiting our Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, a facility that is critically important to everyone on the East End. We are thrilled to be honoring you and your husband, Martin, for all that you do on behalf of us and so many other worthwhile causes! Our event chairs are Cindy Willis and Laura Lofaro Freeman, both of whom have been our hospital’s longtime friends and benefactors. We hope to see all of our friends at this great event. Tickets are available on Event Crazy. Just Google “Southampton Hospital Summer Party Event Crazy.”
ABOUT ROBERT CHALONER Bob Chaloner joined Southampton Hospital as its president and CEO in late 2006, following a 25-year health care career in senior administrative posts at Lenox Hill Hospital, the Franciscan Health System of New Jersey, and Cabrini Medical Center. He was appointed as the chief administrative officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital when it merged with Stony Brook University Hospital in August 2017. A graduate of Dartmouth SocialLifeMagazine.com
College, he earned a Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, and an MBA in finance from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is currently an adjunct lecturer of management information technology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a clinical adjunct professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management. Mr. Chaloner is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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 seven charities: 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. She will be joining the board of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in July 2019. In addition, Jean is an ambassador for the American Humane Society and an ambassador for the Southampton Shelter. Jean and her family reside in Manhattan and Southampton.
S O C I A L S A FA R I THE MET GALA
By R. Couri Hay with Photography by Patrick McMullan
CHARLES JAMES, MICK JAGGER, POPE FRANCIS, KAWS, SALONNIERE LIST, YAGP & SLEEPOVER AT THE MUSEUM
“One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art.” Oscar Wilde #MetCamp Lady Gaga’s striptease from voluminous pink cape to retro black underwear, glittery fishnets, and platform boots commandeered the pink carpet for a visually arresting performance piece that took an unprecedented 16 minutes to execute. A posse of umbrella-wielding men in black provided the cover for her four costume changes that also included a black ball gown and a slinky pink column. Brilliant! Anna Wintour stood at the top of the museum’s stairs laughing and smiling in a display of sheer joy. When asked how anyone could follow Gaga, she quipped “Everyone should just go home!” Luckily for all of us they didn’t. The zany, campy parade of 550 stars and bright young things, in witty and wily haute couture, sashayed and vogued up the museum’s stairs, banked with greenery and festooned with thousands of pink roses, into Camp Met for three fabulous hours. The dress code was studied triviality, so there was lots of room for interpretation. Anna said “Tonight gives everyone a chance to express themselves; it’s
about individuality and believing in who you are. I think everyone will have a lot of fun tonight.” The Vogue editor kept her signature sunglasses in her purse, as she made her glamorous entrance in a pink feathered cape over an intricately beaded blue, gold, and pink gown by Chanel, and she wore a diamond necklace that could choke a rhino. Why can’t the Oscars be this exciting?
Camp: Notes on Fashion I walked through this year’s exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion, with two on-theme friends Oscar would have loved: flamehaired English designer Zandra Rhodes, who was my fiancé in the ’80s, and Club Kid icon Richie Rich, who has a spectacular dress made of stuffed kittens in the show. The exhibition contains 250 objects, including paintings, hats, shoes, and dresses dating from the 17th century to the present. Anna Wintour
Pier Poalo Piccioli and Joan Collins
Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner
The explosive exhibition explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp” provided the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion. Why camp? Andrew Bolton, the Met’s curator in charge, explained: “Camp tends to come to the fore during moments of social and political instability — when our society is deeply polarized. Camp is by its very nature subversive.” What is camp? The historian Andrew Medhurst once said, “Trying to define camp is like attempting to sit in the corner of a circular room.” Mark Booth’s Encyclopedia of Camp includes Alexander the Great, Coco Chanel, Leonardo da Vinci, David Hockney, Mick Jagger, Louis XVI, Michelangelo, John Singer Sargent, Elsa Schiaparelli, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Rupert Everett, who plays Oscar Wilde in the film The Happy Prince, narrates the exhibition. In the show, Rupert’s voice intersects with Judy Garland’s camp anthem “Over the Rainbow.” Bolton is responsible for the Met’s remarkable pink and gold catalogue. See the show. Buy the book!
Rita Ora Marc Jacobs Kate Moss
Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles
Designers, Dresses & Stars Marc Jacobs, who came with Kate Moss, Rita Ora, and Lizzo, described camp with silent-screen-worthy gestures you can see on my Instagram @RCouriHay. “Camp is extra. It’s being who you are, your most affected, genuine, exaggerated, extra version of yourself and not caring about fitting in,” said Jacobs. Perfect! The gorgeous Gwen Stefani came with Moschino’s Jeremy Scott, who had so many pieces on the carpet he proclaimed himself “overwhelmed.” Scott dressed Gwen to kill by breeding Liberace with a Vegas show girl. She said, “Jeremy put this together and I was, like, yes, I will wear that. I’m just so lucky to be here this year. I want to come every year; it’s only my third time being here.” Jared Leto came in regal robes by his pal Gucci-designer Alessandro Michele, who hosted the benefit along with Harry Styles (wearing in his first look a sheer top and a pearl earring), Serena Williams (in yellow Versace and sneakers) and Lady Gaga. Leto, channeling John the Baptist, carried his own head, which he handed to reporters saying, “You’ll get a better interview from him.” This was the best dodge of the night, n’est ce pas? Katy Perry Gwen Stefani SocialLifeMagazine.com
came as a chandelier in an astounding feat of balance worthy of Cirque du Soleil. She told me, “This weighs 40 pounds.” When I asked how long it took her to get ready she responded, “My whole life.” And this was before she donned a humongous hamburger suit for the after parties. The outfit was so difficult to maneuver in that she fell down on the dance floor and couldn’t get up. Celine Dion’s silver-fringed Oscar de la Renta number was a show stopper, but when she tried to take a bite of Katie’s faux burger one wag said the super slim star “should eat a real one.” Gwyneth Paltrow came all buttoned up in buttercup yellow until the camera lights exposed her perky derrière. Kim Kardashian inspired Thierry Mugler to come out of retirement to make her a skintight nude ensemble dripping with crystals resembling water. “He wanted me to look like I just came out of the ocean,” she said. “I can’t sit or pee, and I’m barely breathing.”
The Décor Billy Porter
The Met Ball is both exclusive and expensive, and Ms. Wintour, a Met trustee, approves every invitation. Tables cost $200K, with individual tickets at $35K; this year they raised a staggering $15 million. Over $200 million has been raised by the savvy Vogue editor since she took over the reins 21 years ago. This gala is a reflection of the luxury brands that support the Costume Institute.
No expense is spared, but it is all underwritten, this year by Gucci and Condé Nast. The extravagant décor, produced by Raul Avila, was inspired by the over-the-top exuberance of the camp aesthetic. Four 25-foot tall pink flamingos, made of thousands of flowers, and with gold sequins covering their legs and beaks, greeted the guests in the Great Hall decorated with birds of paradise and banana branches. Hand painted sisal, stenciled with pink feathers, extended through the museum and up the steps, which were flanked by enormous feathers covering the walls, creating the illusion of wings. At the top, a wall of gold flowers served as a backdrop to the receiving line, where the hosts welcomed Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (she literally licked his face like an ice cream cone), Gal Gadot, Demi Moore, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Rockefeller, Salma Hayek, Emily Ratajkowski, Jennifer Lopez & A-Rod, John Galliano, and Zendaya in a Cinderella dress by Tommy Hilfiger that lit up on cue.
The Dinner After seeing the exhibition, Sienna Miller, Bette Midler, Michael Kors, Sean Parker, Mark Ronson, Miuccia Prada, and Julianne Moore sipped Champagne in the Petrie Court. Dinner was served in the Temple of Dendur, where walls of tropical flowers and more flamingos set the exotic tone. Tables were covered with two shades of pink cloth and set with chargers printed with matching floral branches, painted glassware, bamboo flatware, and napkins embroidered with flamingos. Natural wood ballroom chairs were covered in cushions with six different flamingo-printed patterns. If that weren’t enough to put Emma Stone, Vera Wang, Jimmy Fallon, Amber Valletta, Joe Jonas, and Sophie Turner into sensory overdrive, the meal was. Courses included wines, tomatoes stuffed with green goddess panna cotta, served alongside a filet of beef with beet horseradish cream, and haricots verts in citrus balsamic garnished with orange flowers. How much people actually ate is a good question. Olivier Cheng catered the dinner. I knew you’d want to k n o w.
A giant gianduja cake was sliced up for dessert. Flamingo-shaped cookies and espresso were given to everyone as they departed: fuel for the after parties. The fête at the Top of the Standard celebrated its 10th year of where to go to see and be seen, in slightly less excessive expressions of yourself, except for Katy, who is in a class all her own.
Cher: Haven’t We Met? Cher was the first to go to the Met Costume Institute gala nearly nude, in a sheer, sequined number by Bob Mackie, back in 1974. Kim K. wasn’t even born until 1980. I interviewed Cher as she came off the Met’s escalator, and when the lights from my TV cameras exposed every bit of her, l blurted out, “Are you nude under that dress?” “Does it matter?” she purred. I blushed. Cher returned this year to perform, and you really can’t get any campier than Cher singing “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe” in a series of outlandish getups that culminated in thigh-high black boots and see-through black lingerie that showed off her taut buns. When she belted out ABBA’s camp anthem “Waterloo,” backed by a crew of eight, the room exploded. Harry Styles jumped up to dance wearing a big red bow wrapped around his neck while Tom Ford, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Zac Posen, and Elle Fanning sang along. Cher brought her ageless pizzazz to what is The Party of the Year. Who else would tell you these things?
Charles James The Couture Secrets of Shape The work of Charles James, America’s first couturier, who had his own blockbuster retrospective at the Met’s Costume Institute titled Charles James: Beyond Fashion in 2014, was lauded by his contemporaries Chanel, Dior, and Balenciaga for his elegant and avant-garde designs. The late designer was fêted on both sides of the pond at book parties for Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape by his last assisRick Owens in Paris
tant, friend, and heir, Homer Layne, and the German fashion scholar Dorothea Mink, with text by FIT’s museum director Valerie Steele, Paul Caranicas, Carolyn Roider, and yours truly. Another American-born designer, Rick Owens, who wrote the introduction for the book, available on Amazon, hosted a raucous reception and exhibition of James’s work after his own critically-acclaimed show in Paris, where he joyfully confessed, “I have knocked off a Charles James cocoon coat.” Owens said his show was inspired by both James and Kiss designer Larry LeGaspi. “It’s about sex where the woman is in control.” Pat Cleveland, a 1970s super model who worked with James was among those dancing surrounded by James’s acclaimed drawings and dresses pinned like butterflies on the walls.
The Pope Paints Domingo Zapata Domingo Zapata was understandably nervous when meeting with Pope Francis, Domingo Zapata who appointed the Spanish-born artist an @ The Vatican ambassador for Scholas Occurrentes, an organization that promotes arts education. “Relax, now I’ll paint on you,” the pontiff told him after the swearing in, and proceeded to paint a cross, a bird, and his signature on Zapata’s blue suit. The cross and bird topped with the papal autograph is Francis’s artistic signature. Last year he painted a similar image on a pane of glass, with Zapata. This year fellow artist Mr. Brainwash and Domingo worked together on a canvas. Zapata wrote “I am human” in Spanish on the canvas. Mr. Brainwash wrote his motto “Life is beautiful” and added a heart. The painting, titled El Inmigrante,” has an immigration theme and will be auctioned off to benefit Scholas Occurrentes. scholasoccurrentes.org
New York Academy of Art When the art collector and philanthropist Roni Willett congratulated the artist Kaws on his recent $15-million sale at the New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball, she added, “It would be a dream come true to own an Kaws and Roni Willett @ Tribeca Ball
original work of yours one day.” With that, Kaws took out a piece of paper and did a drawing for her. This event is one of the city’s top interactive events. Guests are invited to visit the on-site studios of over 100 students, who are all happy to talk about their work. Surrealist painter René Magritte was the theme of Art Miami’s this year’s photo booth. It Nick Korniloff and Pamela Cohen was festooned with umbrellas, bowler hats, and green apples for the attendees to pose with. Among the stars sipping Bollinger and Taittinger Champagne were Ray Donavan’s Liev Schreiber, Brooke Shields, Naomi Watts, Art Miami’s Nick Korniloff and Pamela Cohen, and the organization’s president, David Kratz. nyaa.edu
Salonniere List Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney; Hilary Geary Ross and her husband, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross; Audrey Gruss; gallerist Isabelle Bscher, Steven Stoleman; and Jill Kargman are among the New Yorkers named to the highly anticipated Salonniere List of America’s 100 Best Hosts by the nation’s leading website dedicated to the art of entertaining. The list was inspired by society figures like Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein, who created salons where good Hilary and Wilbur Ross @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House conversation about arts and letters was the star. Carla McDonald — the founder and a hostess in Austin and Nantucket — and her committee chose honorees from across the U.S., including interior designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, Muffie Potter Aston and Dr. Sherrell Aston, Charlotte Moss, Bunny Williams, Jennifer Aniston, Derek Blasberg, Ashley McDermott, Susan Martin and Audrey Gruss @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Gutfruend, Jean Shafiroff, Becca Carson Thrash, Lynn Wyatt, and Oprah Winfrey. thesalonniere.com
Sleepover at the Museum Writer and composer Karen LeFrak has been busy. First, she launched her new children’s book, Sleepover at the Museum, at the Museum of Natural History, which is the setting for her charming story. Guests included Blaine Trump, author Candace Bushnell, musician David Foster, and Janna Bullock. You can buy the book at penguinrandomhouse.com or on Amazon. Next up was the world premier of LeFrak’s stunning composition “Nothing Left” set to choreography by Juliano Nunes, at the Youth America Grand Prix Gala at Lincoln Center. This sexy world premiere of love and loss starred Boston Ballet’s Derek Dunn and Nunes. The Bolshoi Jean Shafiroff and Libbie Mugrabi Ballet’s Olga Smirnova @ YAGP brought down the house in the Dying Swan, accompanied by brilliant young concert pianist Micah McLaurin. In the mix were Ashley Olsen and MaryKate Olsen, Cicely Tyson, prima ballerina Irina Dvorovenko, Libbie Mugrabi, Yaz and Valentine Hernandez, Barbara
Karen LeFrak and Juliano Nunes @ YAGP
Marcella Guarino Hymowitz and Larissa Saveliev @ Youth America Grand Prix Benefit
Chris Noth and Isabelle Bscher @ Galerie Gmurzynska
Brandt, and YAGP founder and director Larissa Saveliev. The benefit gala “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow,” showcased young finalists of YAGP’s international ballet competitions and also featured the American premiere of a ballet set to music by The Rolling Stones. The organization has given out more than $4 million in scholarships and 450 YAGP alumni are now dancing with 80 top companies around the world. yagp.org
The Rolling Stones Ballet Ballerina and choreographer Melanie Hamrick and her partner, Mick Jagger, celebrated their ballet Porte Rouge at two receptions in NYC, culminating in a drop-dead chic dinner at THE POOL, hosted by arts patron Marcella Guarino Hymowitz and NET-A-PORTER. Glamorous guests, whose names were written on the mirrored tabletop, included ABT artistic director Kevin McKenzie and choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, and skin-care mogul Peter Thomas Roth. Hamrick said the ballet’s name was inspired by The Stones’ hit song “Paint It Black.” She also collaborated with the band’s lighting and costume designer on the piece. When Mick was asked who their two-year-old son, Deveraux, most resembled, he quipped, “It’s too early to tell.” The ballet had its world premiere at The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia and its American début at the Youth America Grand Prix’s 20th anniversary gala at the David H. Koch Theater. The company’s glamorous founder, Larissa Saveliev, commissioned the piece from Hamrick, and it will next be seen at American Ballet Theatre. instagram.com/melhamrick
Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger @ The Pool
Peter Thomas Roth and Rochelle Jacobs @ Hearst Castle
HAMPTONS SUMMER 2018 FLASHBACK
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LENA GREEN, TOMAS HILL, EKATERINA GREEN
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MISS SOCIET Y By Missy Hargraves
A long time Hamptonite, Missy Hargraves is a writer, model, actress, producer, and animal activist. She also performs animal search and rescue operations in disaster situations. As an actress, Missy works in television, film, and theater. missyhargraves.com
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ART IS BLOOMING IN THE HAMPTONS Over 750 guests showed up for the first big Hamptons art show of the season at the Paton Miller curated EAST END COLECTED5 at The Southampton Arts Center. Art in America chief Victoria Hopper, Gabriel Aiello, and Steve Miller viewed the works of artists Sylvia Channing, Harlan Beeton, Christine Keefe, and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman among others.
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FRIENDS KICK IN FOR KIDS Supermodel Frederique van der Wal hosted a benefit at The Mandarin Oriental for Solving Kids’ Cancer’s annual gala. Josh Lucas auctioned off the opportunity to accompany him to the premiere of his latest film Ford v. Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Also on hand at the sold-out event, that raises money for children’s cancer research, were Kelly Bensimon, “Stranger Things” star Noah Schnapp, Liliana Cavendish, and Christine and Richard Mack.
EVERY DOG (AND CAT) HAS ITS DAY! Emcee Isaac Mizrahi led animal lovers Candace Bushnell, Arriana Boardman, Jessica Hart, Allie Rizzo, Liz Eswein, and Wes Gordon in honoring David Patrick Columbia at the 22nd annual ASPCA Bergh Ball. Also on hand at the Reach Fur the Stars black-tie gala were president and CEO Matt Bershadker, Caroline Hirsch, Andrew Fox, Linda and Ben Lambert, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, and Jean and Martin Shafiroff.
Hamptons Art Show: Daniel Gonzalez ASPCA: Courtesy of Getty Images Missy: Lisa Houlgrave
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HAMPTONS SUMMER 2018 FLASHBACK
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KENNETH FISHEL MARIA FISHEL
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KATIE WHITE SARA GOLDFARB
DAWN BODENCHAK FRANK BODENCHAK
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THE SCENE 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 in 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
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n April 11, over 200 young professionals came together to raise funds and celebrate Row New York. Hosted by Row New York’s associate board at the New York Athletic Club, the event honored David Walker, the co-founder and CEO of Triplemint; and Jan Santos, a Row New York student athlete. Founded on the firm belief that rowing paired with rigorous academic support yields powerful returns, Row New York began in 2002 on Meadow Lake in Queens. This organization gives free academic and athletic opportunities for youth living in some of New York’s most under-resourced communities. Row New York is now a nationally recognized sports-based youth development organization that has worked with thousands of middle school and high school kids, including those with cognitive and physical disabilities. Row New York’s programs empower participants to become strong, healthy, competitive athletes, and curious, highly motivated students with a love of learning and a capacity for realizing their full potential. As athletes learn stroke technique and build strength and fitness, they develop the confidence and endurance to push beyond their limits.
POLO HAMPTONS Saturday, June 29 and July 6
Polo Hamptons — a polo match and party — will be on two consecutive Saturdays: June 29 and July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. Presented by media partner Social Life Magazine,this event will be held on the beautiful estate property of Kenneth and Maria Fishel. Only 500 tickets available per event. polohamptons.com
21ST ANNIVERSARY OF HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE SCHOOL’S OUT FUNDRAISER Saturday, June 8 Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI will hold the 21st anniversary of its annual School’s Out fundraiser on Saturday, June 8. All proceeds from this event help HMI to provide lifesaving services to LGBTQ youth. hmi.org/event/schools-out-2019/ 40TH ANNUAL SHELTER ISLAND RUN 10K-5K RUN/WALK PRESENTED BY BNB Saturday, June 15 The 40th annual Shelter Island 10K-5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m. Touted as the most scenic course by Runner’s World Magazine, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for East End Charities. shelterislandrun.com JAZZ FOR JENNINGS 2019 Sunday, June 23 Jazz for Jennings 2019 will be a fabulous afternoon of food, wine, and extraordinary jazz on the grounds of the glorious Watermill Center. Jazz for Jennings is named for the late legendary news anchor and honors his commitment to our community and, especially, the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center. bhccrc.org SocialLifeMagazine.com
THE 21ST ANNUAL ANN LIGUORI FOUNDATION CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC Thursday, June 20 The flagship fundraising event for the Ann Liguori Foundation is the Charity Golf Classic at the Westhampton County Club. Now in its 21st year, it benefits cancer research, care, and prevention. annliguori.com EVELYN ALEXANDER WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER’S GET WILD BENEFIT Saturday, June 29 The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will celebrate the Hamptons summer season with its 13th annual GET WILD benefit on June 29. wildliferescuecenter.org
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THE NEW YORK CENTER FOR CHILDREN
YOUNG FRIENDS OF SAVE VENICE
The Prostate Cancer Foundation hosted the New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, featuring a special musical performance by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.
The New York Center for Children The Magic of Hope Spring Celebration Benefit 2019, honoring Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., The Peninsula New York, NYC.
Lizzie da Trinidad-Asher dazzled at Un Ballo in Maschera — Artista e Musa for Young Friends of Save Venice, The Plaza Hotel, NYC.
MICHAEL MILKEN, ROB CITRONE
CYRUS VANCE JR., JONATHAN CROOK
DANIELLE HANKIN, LIZZIE ASHER
BONNIE PFEIFER EVANS
GLENN ASKIN, JEREMIAH EVARTS, ISABEL MARCAL, LINDA SCHOENTHALER
HUMA ABEDIN, NICKY ROTHSCHILD
PRINCESS MARIA-OLYMPIA OF GREECE AND DENMARK
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RACHEL’S RADAR CHARITY EVENT IN BROOKLYN By Rachel Heller
his summer I would like you to join me on my journey Operation Smile raises funds to provide surgeries for poor that will not be limited to Hamptons destinations, but will children born with cleft lip and palate deformities. include destinations from other locales. We get so involved in The event was catered by Whitman’s, a chain of restaurants our domestic day-to-day life that we sometimes fail to explore where you can enjoy the best burgers, fries, and salads. I loved what is happening elsewhere. I would like to share with you the kale salads! Larry Kramer, the owner of Whitman’s is a a charitable event I attended in Brooklyn, at a fanatic about his meat quality and makes venue known as Gleason’s Gym, a historic gym sure to provide only the best. dedicated to boxing. Some of the coolest people came out Gleason’s, on the Brooklyn waterfront, was to support the charities, including Alex founded by Peter Gagliardi, a former banBank, Jessica Meisels, Roy Ferguson, tamweight who changed his name to Bobby Richard Bryer, Michael Heller, Nicola Gleason. Bruce Silverglade is the gym’s curSteiner, Justus Luttig, and Karen Mulrent owner. The charity event was a gathering lane. At the event, funds were raised by ANNE FRANK to raise funds for Ubuntu Pathways and Opan art auction with some of the art comeration Smile, two NGO non-profits. Ubuntu Pathways proing from as far away as South Africa. Glen Josselsohn and Joel vides social, health, and education support to poor children Bermano were among some of the artists who really helped throughout Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It aims for a deep, to support the cause and flew in from South Africa to be part focused impact on a community. Ubuntu Pathways believes of this very special evening. Charity should be a part of everyin trusting those closest to a problem to create the solution. one’s life.
“Nobody has ever become poor from giving.”
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MARK BARON CONCIERGE SERVICE REIMAGINED By Jacob Puck
completely seamless transactions,” says Baron. “The world of real estate has changed dramatically. In my opinion, Saunders is among the rare few who have not only kept pace, but have raised the bar for exceptional experiences.” Baron has a point. Saunders’ prominence in the industry is attributed to the group’s keen insights into today’s market and its elevated approach to Hamptons real estate through a powerful marketing focus, a fierce commitment to enabling the deal, and a refined, concierge style that is uniquely sensitive to Hamptons culture. Notably selected to be the Hamptons member of “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate,” a global referral network of the world’s most elite luxury real estate brokers, Saunders lives its mantra of “A Higher Form of Realty” every day, with every transaction. “As you can imagine, this was not a difficult decision to make, especially in this environment and at this point in my career,” says Baron, who acknowledges that Saunders has become the leading brokerage in the Hamptons, with the most top-tier brokers and the best performance record. “That’s the type of team with which I want to be associated.” And he fits right in.
enowned real estate broker Mark Baron is never one to shy away from an opportunity, especially when it means that his clients will be the ultimate benefactors. “There is one thing that motivates me above anything else, and that’s ensuring that my clients receive concierge service, from the moment we have that first call or meeting to the second keys are exchanged,” says Baron. “Purchasing a home stirs a range of emotions, and it’s my responsibility to ensure that joy and satisfaction are chief among them.” According to Baron, for that reason he made an important decision this year: to join the team of Saunders & Associates in the Hamptons. “Throughout the lifecycle of your career, you learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, and in this case, it really became a question of how do I align myself with an organization that puts clients above everything else, and does so by supporting their brokers with the most exceptional tools and resources for Social Life
His international background and dynamic personality have elevated him to the ranks of top producers and have repeatedly earned him the distinction of being nationally recognized in the top percent of North American sales associates. A top-producing broker with a superb track record, Baron has built a stellar real estate career as a buyer’s and listing broker with extensive expertise in luxury new construction, waterfront, and investment properties. His own level of professionalism is matched only by what he expects of his affiliated agency. His comprehensive knowledge of the real estate market is encyclopedic — from Southampton to Montauk. His international background and dynamic personality have elevated him to the ranks of top producers and have repeatedly earned him the distinction of being nationally recognized in the top percent of North American sales associates. Even in the Hamptons, it’s an achievement to have been involved in over $1 billion in residential sales and rentals. It is Baron’s keen negotiating skills, vast experience, and complete discretion that have allowed him to represent some of the Hamptons most renowned properties and high-net-worth clientele, thereby crossing that billion-dollar threshold. Baron keeps his bar high, and that, he says, is why Saunders was a no-brainer. He adds that he credits those at the top of the agency. “The main reasons I personally moved over, and why most people do, is that Andrew and Colleen Saunders do not compete with their brokers. They support them. They have incredibly high integrity, and have the reputation for being among the most honest people in the business,” says Baron. “They created a business model for brokers, meaning they have a support system that mobilizes behind every broker and every listing, a huge marketing department with cutting-edge technology, and one that is absolutely results-driven.” But, says Baron, it’s really even more simple than that. “Saunders is client focused. Period. The staff is the most dedicated in the business. The offices are already humming at 8 a.m. The atmosphere is appointed superbly. Andrew and Colleen Saunders go above and beyond to ensure the comfort level of their brokers, and quite obviously this transfers to the comfort level of our clients,” says Baron. This, says Baron, has allowed him to elevate the level of concierge service that his clients receive and produce the results they want in a timely manner. “The bottom line is that the process at Saunders is really streamlined for the client because of the high value placed on honesty and integrity, and the vast resources of both the marketing department and administrative staff,” says Baron. “When people arrive in the morning, they are happy to be there. That’s rare in this industry, and the halo effect this has on clients is immeasurable.” SocialLifeMagazine.com
Baron says that one of the most rewarding aspects of his new affiliation is being around like-minded people. In this case, working with people who love what they do — as he does. “To say it’s refreshing is an understatement,” he says. “It’s profound, and it’s helping us all stand out from the crowd.” Mark Baron Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker as Mark J. Baron Saunders & Associates email@example.com o/ 631.237.3919 c/ 631.800.1125 Bridgehampton Office 2287 Montauk Highway PO Box 603
SAGAPONACK VILLAGE Modern Village Estate Debra Simon's newest stunning showcase, this home features open Living and dining area with fireplace, gourmet eat-in-kitchen, country pantry, 6 generous bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths, 2 car garage,1st and 2nd floor laundry rooms, large screened porch with fireplace and extensive decking throughout. Heated gunite pool with waterfall and pool house complete with lounge, loft and full bath highlight the spectacular setting . Permit in place for regulation tennis, and room for expansion on the lower level already set up for 2 additional bedrooms gym and media room. WebID 1070796 $15,000,000 Elizabeth B. Bowden 484-653-8504 firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIDGEHAMPTON VILLAGE Modern Private Estate 7,400 +/- square feet of modern living space filled with light, open expansive living areas featuring the 55' x 22' living/dining/kitchen area with a 30' cathedral ceiling in the living room, spacious bluestone porch, with 20' sliding barn doors. The seven bedrooms are beautifully appointed and include a first floor junior master suite and an upstairs master suite with gas fireplace, 200 +/- square foot terrace, two walk-in closets and luxurious bath.50' walk-out gunite pool, an 8' x 8' spa with waterfall, a four-season 400 +/- square foot pool/guest house with extensive bluestone patio and a pergola. The pool house also has a full basement. WebID 1070645 $5,695,000 James Giugliano 631-456-3567 email@example.com
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE Magnificent Southampton Village Estate Home New construction, located south of the highway on a quiet and private section of the village with a residents tennis court & park. High end professional chef's kitchen, great room with a large fireplace, mahogany covered porch and private lawn. 6 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, a heated gunite pool, pool house, two car garage and ample parking. The lower level includes a media room, a recreation/gym, a bedroom suite and a private outdoor entrance. The property is in close proximity to southampton's finest ocean beaches, shops, restaurants and transportation. WebID 1070748 $4,995,000 Geoff Gifkins 516-429-6927 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAG HARBOR The Patti Shack Located in Sag Harbors coveted waterfront community, Bay Point. 5-bedroom, 4-bath new construction features a spacious open floor plan; vaulted ceilings and sleek finishes are complimented by pro-beach, designer chic decor throughout the two levels of living space. Bonus third level offers panoramic water views and fully equipped with outdoor lounge area, fire pit and grille. Heated, gunite saltwater pool and roman spa and private dock. Pool house with wet bar. WebID 1133043 $5,995,000
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QUOGUE Incredible 5.6 Acre Ocean and Bayfront Opportunity Incredible 5.6 acre ocean and bayfront opportunity on world renowned dune road. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Your chance to own the best of both worlds, with your private 1.4 acres of pristine oceanfront and private beach to the south which includes your 4 level architectural one of a kind 8700 sqft modern masterpeice complete with saltwater oceanfront pool and your private sprawling 4.2 acres of bayfront, with bayfront access to the north, giving you the ultimate Hamptons summer getaway. WebID 1070797 $13,750,000 Robert Canberg 631-816-0998 email@example.com
SOUTHAMPTON Estate with Breathtaking Views 8,900+/- sq. ft. home on 1.8+/- acre parcel with 8 spacious bedrooms and 6.5 baths, smart-home technology, a gourmet kitchen with designer stone countertops and high end appliances, formal dining room. The luxurious master suite has its own fireplace, sitting room, custom closets and dressing areas, and a private balcony. The lower level features a fitness center with wet bar, bath, sauna, and media room. 20' x 50' heated gunite pool, tennis court and bluestone patios. $5,895,000 James Giugliano 631-456-3567 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHAMPTON Must See New Construction 7000 square feet of living space situated on 2.5 acres with tennis permit in place. With 6 bedrooms, 6 full and two half bathrooms, custom great room and living room with a see through fireplace. Large mahogany deck , private lawn, 20 x 45 ft heated gunite pool and a 9 person spa surrounded by blue stone. Media/Entertainment room, separate rec room. WebID 978186 $4,250,000
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WESTHAMPTON BEACH New Designer Build with Pool, Tennis, Views This New 3 level Beachfront Modern Masterpiece designed by renowned architect David Hotson has been meticulously constructed to create the ultimate summer playground. Boasting just under 4,000 sqft of luxurious and stylish oceanfront living. Fully equipped with multiple entertaining spaces, this Oceanfront offering comes complete with 5 spacious bedrooms and 5 baths. Completing this outdoor entertainment space is your sun drenched and heated Saltwater gunite pool. WebID 1130227 $5,995,000 Robert Canberg 631-816-0998 firstname.lastname@example.org All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and has been compiled from sources deemed reliable. Though information is believed to be correct, it is presented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. ÂŠ 2019 Nest Seekers International. All rights reserved. Licensed Real Estate Broker NY, FL, CA Nest Seekers International fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.
ABBIE ELIZABETH RENAISSANCE WOMAN BY DESIGN By Jacob Puck
bbie Elizabeth is so much more than an interior designer. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, home to the largest collection of homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and she was reared by a family of visionaries. Abbie’s keen sense of place is informed by nature, provenance, and the critical effect that architecture has on basic emotions. When you add the practical business and people skills gained from a career on Wall Street, what you have is a multi-dimensional businesswoman and aesthete who has the heart, brains, and courage to help the rest of us sort through what we want our space to be . . . even if we don’t know it yet ourselves. As summer gears up in the Hamptons, Abbie took the time to share some whimsy and wisdom with Social Life readers. What does the term “interior designer” mean to you? Designers are problem solvers, detectives, inventors, even therapists. Designing is instigating or adapting to change, whether it be purposeful or reactive. I also think creativity in interior design has to be cultivated, not necessarily taught. Your love of design started at an early age. What were your early influences? I can’t deny that FLW had an impact and his philosophies resonated with me. When I was in fifth grade, I started giving tours of the houses as part of my schoolwork. Incorporating natural light and utilizing existing natural elements are always considered in my designs. I didn’t realize until much later how much of an influence that childhood environment had on me, but, looking back, I consider myself to be so lucky.
My grandmother taught me the purpose of a home, which is a place that nurtures and reflects your character, your experiences and your family. Finally, my father, who does commercial design, taught me to think about the integration of social factors and how design can shape our lives and provide the atmosphere for our rapidly increasing use Social Life
of technology. When you walk into any building, you experience an emotion, whether you’re conscious of it or not, and there is an incredible amount of thought that goes into the spaces we inhabit. You didn’t go directly into design. You had a lucrative career in financial services. What was that like? Yes! I did. That was fantastic and the best part about it was learning how to take calculated risk and to fail better. My specific role in commodity sales taught me how to build and maintain relationships with people on multiple levels and from many different backgrounds with many different visions. You have to be able to take communication, sales, and marketing skills and make them transferable. You can have an idea but if you can’t execute or close then where does that leave you? Those elements of my career on Wall Street certainly impact my success today. What is the first thing you do when establishing a relationship with your clients? Most of the time clients have an idea of what they want, but they just don’t know how to communicate it. I don’t think I’ve ever really thought a client was wrong; it’s more that they need someone to help them express themselves and develop a vision. So that is what I do; I become the conduit. Similar to finance, managing client needs, objectives, and troubleshooting problems are all part of design. I start with basic questions. How do you start your day? Where do you have your coffee? Do you jump out of bed to go surfing? We go through it hour by hour, and it gets very detailed. SocialLifeMagazine.com
Do they entertain? Are there kids, pets, etc? We start with functionality and then move to creativity and eventually marry the two. That’s why I say designers are somewhat like therapists, because what is more personal than your home? What is the biggest mistake people make when embarking on a design project? How do you help them through it? Not being open to surprises. I had a client who was dead set on having a large dining table in a limited space, yet he was out to dinner five nights a week. His vision was completely scrapped, and what we came up with achieved the dining space but was also much more conducive to his lifestyle. Being able to drive on is vital. If something isn’t working, move on. If it is, roll with it. What is your favorite aspect of the Hamptons? My fiancé and I fell in love in the Hamptons, so I love everything. It’s amazing that two and half hours from one of the biggest cities in the world you have spectacular beaches, hiking trails, golf, vineyards, great restaurants, and privacy. There’s also a really great sense of community and support. In Chicago it’s completely normal to become friends with people you meet at a bar. The Hamptons has the same feel — everyone is friendly. In fact, just a few weeks ago I met an awesome person at the East Hampton Grill bar and he’s now officiating our wedding this fall! Abbie Elizabeth abbieelizabeth.com
UNPARALLELED HAMPTONS ESTATE ON DAVID WHITES LANE By Blaire Bass
amptons Luxury Estates brings top professionals with years of experience in their respective fields to every project. Known for impeccable attention to detail, this developer of high-end modern and traditional homes, builds truly one-ofa-kind, quality luxury residences in the Hamptons. They build like owners, not like builders! One of their most recent projects is described as follows. hamptonsluxuryestatesllc.com
475 DAVID WHITES LANE, SOUTHAMPTON This 1.8-acre parcel features a vast and majestic panorama of approximately 50+ acres of surrounding open land with breathtaking views. This 6,000-square-foot home has an additional 3,000 square feet of finished space on the lower level. This traditional Hamptons home with cedar shingles features lovely hand-finished woodwork, 2 gorgeous fireplaces and full-size office and library. This unique custom designed home has over 1,000 square feet of covered porch and balcony areas. A unique 400-square-foot guest suite with full bath features stunning views and a private stairway entrance to provide privacy for you and your guests. With a total of 8 spacious bedrooms and 7.5 baths in the main house and an additional full bath in the pool house, there will be room for everyone! The home features smart-home technology, a stunning gourmet kitchen with designer stone countertops and highend appliances, formal dining room, and custom cabinets and touches throughout. The luxurious master suite has its own wood-burning fireplace, sitting room, custom closets and dressing areas, and a private balcony overlooking the backyard. The lower level features a state-ofthe-art fitness center and a high-tech media room. The indoor luxurious spa option, featuring a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, makes this a home to enjoy all year round. For more information, please contact Nest Seekers International. James Giugliano Licensed Real Estate Salesperson 20 Main Street, Southampton email@example.com o/ 631-287-9260 x4381 c/ 631.287.9261 SocialLifeMagazine.com
THE HAMPTONS POOL AN EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL OASIS By Thomas Day Lee
Sweet dreams are made of this: Stuart Andrews recommends pools as balms for the soul, such as the soothing sounds of serenity provided by the waterfall in the infinity-edge pool above or a serene, secluded garden pool seen at right.
he quintessential Hamptons summer lifestyle for many is outdoor living with a focus on poolside living. The pool and the area around it are used as “outdoor rooms,” the seamless flow between interior and exterior. If you’re considering designing and building a pool or renovating an older existing pool, you’ve got a daunting project ahead. With that in mind, Social Life sought out an expert to bring us up to speed on what’s involved in creating a special pool. We asked Stuart Andrews, the owner of Shinnecock Pools in Southampton, for his take on what makes a great pool and what he sees as his clients’ chief concerns. Andrews — who has been building and caring for luxury pools in the Hamptons for more than 20 years — was forthright and even philosophical. “For many of my clients, building an amazing pool is often how they want to proclaim their success. If you’re a corporate CEO, work on Wall Street, or are in charge of a hedge fund,
you spend your days creating something that’s invisible and intangible to most people, and no one can see what you’ve made,” says Andrews. “For many successful people, creating an amazing pool is a metaphor for what they’ve achieved. And they truly are works of art. A lot of people choose to express themselves through the artistry of a pool.” Andrews, who has built and maintains some of the most dazzling pools on the East End, humbly offers that he is more of a facilitator than anything else. “My job is to listen and listen carefully to their ideas and hopes and then bring my client’s vision to reality. And that reality reveals their personal passions intensely. No two of my pools are the same; they’re like snowflakes!” he added. Even though he’s built pools costing seven figures, he prefers to focus on the intangible when discussing them, “I like to quote the author Joan Didion, who wrote; ‘A pool... is a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over Social Life
the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful and is, as such, infinitely soothing...’ Isn’t that wonderfully put? Think about it. 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 Andrews. “Having a pool can be critical to your well-being,” he insists. “It’s not always about getting into your pool but knowing that it’s there for you at any time, that you can look forward to that moment after a hard day at work, to have time to yourself to be at peace, surrounded by the liquid perfection that exists in your backyard. It’s a source of calm, comfort, and belonging,” he adds. That’s never more true than on a Friday afternoon SocialLifeMagazine.com
when harried New Yorkers are chomping at the bit to get out of the city, away from their office and out to the Hamptons. “Many times the very first thing they do when they get to their house is to get out of their clothes and into their pool,” says Andrews. “And my job is to ensure that their experience, that split second of relief, is absolutely perfect. However, for people to drift into a meditative state when they get into their pool, everything must be flawless. The tile must be immaculate. The water condition must be just right. The temperature must be perfect,” he cautions. “That’s where I come in. That’s my job and frankly, my passion,” he emphasizes. Stuart Andrews is indeed the caretaker of the oasis.
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FREDERICO AZEVEDO AN ARTIST IN FULL BLOOM By Jacob Puck
ith talent and inspiration forged in the lush and modern environments of Brazil, Frederico Azevedo has brought much more to the tony backyards and commercial spaces of the Hamptons than a typical landscape designer. He is known locally and internationally for the deft way his gardens integrate the natural landscape into a comprehensive and intentional design. His unique skill in blending exotic and native plants creates a perfect balance between simplicity and elegance. As the founder of Unlimited Earth Care, Inc, Azevedo is renowned globally for his creations, having been featured on the cover and in the pages of some of the world’s most celebrated magazines. He and his business naturally have landed at the top of every “best of ” list imaginable. Last June, at the Unlimited Earth Care headquarters in Bridgehampton, Azevedo celebrated 25 years of art in landscaping with friends and clients, prompting him to muse: “There is no place in the world like the Hamptons . . . the clientele here push you to become a better professional.” As Azevedo embarks on year 26 as the top professional in what is arguably the most idyllic place on earth, with, by the way, a new book under his belt titled Bloom (which will be profiled in an upcoming issue of Social Life), we wanted to get to know Azevedo a little better. Where did this passion for landscaping bloom for you? I’ve been involved in landscaping my entire life, but it really began as a child in Brazil. I was very focused on gardens at my parents’ house, and eventually began to move flowers and plants around. I went on to study landscape design in Brazil, the U.S., and at Oxford in England, and ultimately made my way to the Hamptons. How would you define your work in the Hamptons? Modern concepts in which everything flows and is interconnected. The challenge is to keep spaces open, while still providing interest and diversity. My gardens integrate the natural landscape into a comprehensive and intentional design. I am focused on keeping an eye to both architecture and the environment to give each design a perfect balance.
What inspires you? I am truly inspired by modernism, and the push for something new. I love landscapes and projects that allow me to create. The Hamptons is similar to the environment of Brazil when I was designing during the early years of my career, and it’s what truly motivates me today. What sets the Hamptons apart for you and inspires your projects? It’s quite simply one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. The mix of farms, fields, woods, dunes, lakes, ponds, bays, and ocean — there is no place in the world quite like it. What excites you most about design? Everything. The whole process. I love seeing an environment for the first time. Creating a vision in my mind. Spending time in my office and developing a concept and plan. Choosing plant material. Then, of course, installation and having contact with the soil. When everything is finished, that’s actually really just the beginning because everything begins to grow and have its own space with different colors and textures. It’s an amazing, magical live process that evolves over years. Unlimited Earth Care, Inc. unlimitedearthcare.com Social Life
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SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT PROPERTIES IN THE HAMPTONS By Blaire Bass
ary DePersia’s name is synonymous with the best in Hamptons real estate. From Southampton to Montauk and from Sagaponack to Shelter Island, Gary has participated in more than $3 billion of real estate transactions since 1995. With hundreds of his exclusive listings sold and closed, as well as matching hundreds of his own buyers and renters with the right properties, Gary’s more than 23 years in Hamptons luxury real estate has generated benchmark sales. You may have heard people refer to him in real estate circles as the “go-to man.” To whet your appetite, take a look at one of his elegant oceanfront listings. 406 OLD MONTAUK HIGHWAY, MONTAUK | $18.95M Welcome to “The Bluff House,” a gated bluff-top retreat. For decades, world-famous artists and writers have been entranced by Montauk’s sublime stretch of oceanfront. Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Bruce Weber, Paul Simon, and Julian Schnabel are a few who have been captivated by the magical bluffs and epic views of Montauk Point, Block Island, and beyond. This property offers deeded access to your own protected cove via a private staircase. This stretch of water called The Ranch is revered by surfers as one of the best private surf spots on Long Island. Among surf casters, this oceanfront is famous for striped bass and the occasional basking seal. The elegant residence, reigning over its own 3+ acres, is traditional on the exterior, but modern and fresh within due to a recent interior renovation that has added significant furniture and important artwork, included in the sale of this fully
furnished 6-bedroom, 7,500 SF+/house, all carefully curated by the renowned Montauk-based designer and collector Bob Melet. There are impressive vistas from nearly every room and handsomely finished walnut floors throughout. A spacious living room which, sundrenched by day, is highlighted by walls of glass and a floor-to-ceiling 2-sided fireplace that warms the dining room as well. Upstairs, the sensuous master wing offers a hemlock-clad bedroom, spa-like bath, and a media room in addition to 4 additional guest suites. The finished lower level offers a billiards room with bar, screening room, wine cellar, and a staff suite. Outside both covered and uncovered patios provide ample room for lounging and unobstructed views to watch ships come and go. The heated Gunite pool with spa is framed by a stunning landscape design laid out by the world-renowned landscape architect Miranda Brooks. And if your Montauk vision calls for a guest house, you’ll be happy to know that the contiguous 2.9 acres are available, increasing your ocean frontage to over 525 feet on 6 acres. Come see The Bluff House today. Corcoran Gary DePersia Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker firstname.lastname@example.org | myhamptonhomes.com 516.380.0538 Social Life
Sagaponack Luxury in a Beautiful Package Gary R. DePersia Licensed A s sociate Real E s t ate Broker m 516.38 0.0538 | email@example.com
Sagaponack. A spectacular Sagaponack residence, on a lush 1.6 acres, is now available for sale millions below houses of similar excellence. This 8,000 SF+/-, 7-bedroom home on three levels of living space offers the masterful construction that has become the hallmark of the Farrell Building Co. With interiors by Campion Platt and Gale Sitomer, a gracious entry welcomes all over beautifully finished floors that spread out to include great room with fireplace, living room, eat-in kitchen with butlerâ€™s pantry, formal dining room and guest master suite. Powder room, mudroom and heated/tiled 2 car garage complete the first floor. Upstairs the large master wing, offering fireplace, luxurious spa like bath, 2 walk- in closets, private terrace and a sitting room reigns over 3 well-spaced guest suites. The 2,500 SF +/- finished lower level adds recreational room, staff suite, a gym, wine cellar plus a full spa with steam & sauna finishing with a ulta high-end home theatre profiled in the NY Times. Control 4 automation remotely controls nearly all functions inside and out. Covered patios overlook the 20 x 45 Gunite saline pool & spa, outdoor shower and a basketball half-court. Marderâ€™s has framed everything in total privacy amid manicured grounds with specimen trees and flowering perennials, highlighted at night by in-ground lighting. With a totally new exterior makeover, this spectacular estate, behind a gated entry, awaits your preview today. Be sure to visit myhamptonhomes.com/106263 to see much more prior to your arrival. Exclusive. $4.995M WEB# 106263
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New Prices at Lumber Lane Estates Bridgehampton. M & M Custom Homes has now completed three homes and is well under way on construction of two more superlative residences being offered in the new, exclusive enclave of Lumber Lane Estates. Less than a mile north of the heart of Bridgehampton Village, each home will exhibit the ultimate four-season Hampton experience in a private setting offering generous room sizes, masterful construction and exquisite finishes through-out nearly 7,000 SF+/- on three levels of superbly planned space. While 20 Sellentin Way is now sold, the four remaining residences, including #18 and # 14, which are now complete and ready for occupancy, share many of same design details that have become the signature of M & M Custom Homes. Each home will welcome all through a double height foyer as beautifully finished white oak floors spread out to find a living room with fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen with professional appliances and breakfast area opens to both the formal dining room and its own informal living room with fireplace. A guest suite, powder room, mudroom and two car garage complete the first floor. Upstairs the master wing dominates the rear of the residence offering a generous sleeping chamber, large bath, a pair of walk in closets and access to a large outdoor balcony. Four additional guest bedrooms, each with baths ensuite, a laundry room and access to the large balcony round out the second floor. An open staircase runs to the lower level that additionally offers 2 bedrooms and baths, recreational space and optional home theater or gym. Outside both covered and uncovered patios overlook the heated Gunite pool, spa, verdant lawn and a professional landscape package ensuring privacy from each parcel. With only four residences still available, now is the time to call for more information or to book your own private tour while there is still time to be in for Summer 2019. Lumber Lane Estates awaits. See it all at LumberLaneEstates.com. Exclusive. 12 Sellentin Way $3.295M WEB# 17379 14 Sellentin Way $2.995M WEB# 17317 | 16 Sellentin Way $3.395M WEB# 17353 | 18 Sellentin Way $2.995M WEB# 17306 Real estate agents affiliated with The Corcoran Group are independent contractors and are not employees of The Corcoran Group. Equal Housing Opportunity. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate broker located at 660 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10065. All listing phone numbers indicate listing agent direct line unless otherwise noted. All information furnished regarding property for sale or rent or regarding financing is from sources deemed reliable, but Corcoran makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy thereof. All property information is presented subject to errors, omissions, price changes, changed property conditions, and withdrawal of the property from the market, without notice. All dimensions provided are approximate. To obtain exact dimensions, Corcoran advises you to hire a qualified architect or engineer.
HOMEAND GARDEN DESIGN By Sarah Parker Young
THE FLORAL MUSE “I should like to enjoy this summer flower by flower, as if it were to be the last one for me.” ANDRÉ GIDE The language of flowers translates to scents, the soft touch of petals and is visually shown in artistic arrangements. When floral motifs are seen in furniture, lighting, accessories, and art, they form a conversation with the design. Here are some of our favorites for the start of the season.
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John-Richard Teng Fei’s Creeping Branches $3,450
Scot Meacham Wood Furnishings Charlotte Settee $4,595
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BEST HAMPTONS REAL ESTATE BROKERS NEST SEEKERS’ VERY OWN J.B. ANDREASSI By Blaire Bass
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orn to one of the founding fathers of Hamptons luxury residential properties, J.B. Andreassi was exposed to and developed a deep passion for designing and building from a very early age. His father, J. Andreassi, is a local developer who has built a multitude of homes since the early 1990s. He also designed and built Southampton Youth Services, Rogers Memorial Library, and other well-known commercial projects in the Hamptons and throughout Long Island. As a graduate of Dartmouth College, and a graduate of the Tuck Bridge School of Business program, J.B. takes an in depth, analytical approach to all of his business transactions. His love of the twin relationships between building and selling would come after college. In J.B.’s earlier career, he worked for four years at the National Hockey League, responsible for tens of millions of dollars of corporate partnership assets. He left in 2016 to join the Related Management Group. After a successful year and a half with the Related Management Group, he joined Nest Seekers to pursue his desire to help people make their dream of being a Hamptons home owner a reality. Today, JB is part of Team Giugliano, responsible for nearly $50M in transactions last year and on pace to double that this year. Take a peek at their newest listing: 21 KELLIS WAY, BRIDGEHAMPTON — WATERFRONT COMPOUND Situated on nearly 2 acres within a gated south-of-the-highway enclave, this 7,000 square foot, 8+ bedroom traditional residence
sits perched aside Kellis Pond, one of the Hamptons most beautiful freshwater lakes. Completed in 2014, the home’s double-height foyer leads to various living areas, including a bright, formal living room with fireplace, a formal dining room, adjacent butler’s pantry, and a custom gourmet kitchen with its own spacious den and breakfast room, complete with wood-burning pizza oven. Rounding out the first floor are two guest bedrooms and a sumptuous, sunlit master bedroom suite, featuring ample closet space and a spa-like marble bathroom. Take the wide staircase to the second floor, which boasts an open recreation room with a full wet bar, wood-burning fireplace, billiard area and an adjacent outside terrace made of Brazilian ipe wood. Two additional master suites occupy the second floor: the southernmost with a radiantly-heated solarium tower with a walkaround deck and the northernmost with a private terrace and large, accommodating closets. Two additional guest bedrooms and a laundry center complete the second floor. The lower level offers a full gym, additional staff bedroom, a lower “pool house” area with stairs to the outside, and unfinished areas pre-wired for a theater and wine room. An elevator connects all three levels of living space. The lakeside grounds offer an infinity edged pool with spa and waterfall. Nest Seekers International J.B. Andreassi Licensed Real Estate Salesperson licensed as Joseph Andreassi 20 Main Street, Southampton firstname.lastname@example.org 631.875.6323 Social Life
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pring marks the start to wedding season, and the transition from single to married includes life-changing moments and extensive planning. This
celebration of love has sparked Social Life Magazine to create our exclusive Wedding Hamptons section. With a direct focus on wedding editorial, wedding photos, and wedding advertising. . We hope our Wedding Section will help future brides and grooms and their families as they plan for that special day and honeymoon. Congratulations to engaged couples. May you have a beautiful and memorable wedding day and a lifetime of happiness.
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WANT “BEST SUMMER PARTY ” STATUS? ROBBINS WOLFE WORKS PARTY MAGIC By Cecelia Bloom
n the world of catering, the name Robbins Wolfe is synonymous with the very best in event catering. There are multiple reasons why we selected Robbins Wolfe as one of our top choices this summer for catered events. The company’s history gives you a peek into what makes this company shine like a star in a crowded and competitive field. Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs was founded in 1987 and has been a leading force in creative fine dining and entertaining ever since. Over the last three decades, its client roster in the Hamptons has been unparalleled and has included some of the most well-known events. The A-List has called, and called often: Boys Harbor Fireworks Spectacular; the unforgettable Prince, Billy Joel, and Tom Petty concerts at Hampton Social at Ross; Guild Hall’s and Southampton Hospital’s summer galas; The Hampton Classic horse show (official VIP caterer since 1995); Southampton Fresh Air Home’s American picnic; Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Unconditional Love gala; and the list goes on and on, including important social celebrations and celebrity weddings throughout the towns and hamlets of the Hamptons. Most significant, Robbins Wolfe has been the exclusive caterer at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club since 2003. No other caterer/event planner can boast such a tenure at this private club. This exclusive venue — high atop a dune over-
looking the ocean — and Robbins Wolfe are a perfect and heralded aesthetic match for the many spectacular weddings and lavish private events that have taken place here over the past 15 years. Robbins Wolfe continues to lead the industry, and its excellence will bring your event, like many before, to “best summer party” status. And don’t forget, in the off-season, the parties continue in New York City and the tri-state area.
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Nestled in the North Fork’s Peconic Bay and Long Island wine country, the Peconic Bay Yacht Club is a spectacular waterfront property, offering a pristine lawn, private marina, exquisite indoor ballroom, lounge, private tasting room, wine cellar and a panoramic view of the picturesque bay. 631.407.5200
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B R I DA L By Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
Go Big While modern and form-fitted gowns are dominating the bridal scene, on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, ball gowns are ever present this season. Modern twists on the show-stopping princess ball gowns hit the runways not only at established bridal designers like Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang but also Reem Acra and Marchesa. There is no better time to rock the dramatic look than on your big day!
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BEST FLORISTS SISTERS AND FLOWERS AND EVERYTHING NICE By Blaire Bass
isters Rachel Trimarco and Elisabeth Santana are setting the bar for the floral industry in New York City. Rachel is the founder of Bride & Blossom, a luxury wedding floral design and décor company. Elisabeth is the founder of ES Blooms, a full-service floral design company specializing in corporate and private events. Each summer, they break from the fast pace of Manhattan and head to the Hamptons to relax and recharge. Work follows, however, as the season is scheduled with events and weddings that require Rachel’s and Elisabeth’s expertise and planning. Social Life caught up with the sisters to see what they most look forward to personally, creatively, and professionally, about the Hamptons summer lifestyle. The luxury floral industry is very competitive, but we sense that you have nothing but admiration and support for each other. How are you able to maintain this positive relationship in work and life? Rachel: I am the second eldest of seven children and have always supported and helped my younger siblings, the majority of whom are in medicine or finance. Elisabeth has always been creative, stylish, outgoing, and personable and, though I’m six years older, we’re a lot alike in this way. When I started Bride & Blossom nearly ten years ago, Lizzy, as we call her, was working entry-level jobs in New York. She started helping me out with flower processing and wedding setups. Not only a natural at floral design, she was great working with Rachel Trimarco, Elisabeth Santana
clients and industry professionals. After a couple of years, she branched out on her own and has since found her own niche. When clients ask for event décor other than weddings, I’m always happy to refer Lizzy and vice versa. We also share many of the same design team and occasionally have the opportunity to collaborate. Elisabeth: I couldn't have said it better! My sister juggles so many things on a daily basis: her family, children, business, personal relationships, all while trying to help other women around her be great and successful too! She does it all, and I’ve always greatly admired her for it. We gladly refer business to each other. The Hamptons are synonymous with relaxed luxury, making the area the ideal place to have summer events. What do you look forward to most about working here during this time of the year? Rachel: What I look forward to most about doing weddings in the Hamptons are the beachfront venues. There is nothing more magical than installing and designing a beautiful ceremony backdrop while being on the beach! I also love the romance and festive aura of the local vineyards. And the gorgeous private homes offer the opportunity to be really creative in a deeply intimate setting. Elisabeth: I always look forward to connecting more with Mother Nature and being surrounded by greenery and sea air! We design for dinner parties and events on the beach, wine vineyards, private estates, and art galleries. We are blessed to live in such close proximity to the East End and work out here in the summers. There are so many amazing venues here to stage a beautiful flower-filled wedding, gala, or benefit. Do you have any favorites? Rachel: Every venue is stunning and so different from the next. It’s hard to choose! Bride & Blossom has done unforgettable weddings at Gurney’s Montauk, Bridgehampton Surf & Tennis Club, and Oceanbleu. Elisabeth: My team and I greatly enjoy working in private homes and estates. Every space is uniquely different and therefore décor needs vary. It allows us to be creative in our designs. Which floral trends are you most excited about this summer? Rachel: Greenery and organic-styled arrangements are trending for weddings again this year, and I don’t think they are going away soon. I also love mercury glass, especially rose gold, SocialLifeMagazine.com
and am glad to see this trend continue. Many of our brides choose soft and neutral palettes like blush, whites, peach, and champagne, but I’m always excited when we get a more colorful wedding. Color-blocking is having a moment. It’s a great feature to use in a bold color scheme and looks fabulous on a ceremony structure or flower wall. If you were to create a floral arrangement that encapsulates the Hamptons summer lifestyle, how would it look and which flowers would you use? Rachel: I immediately feel free, more sensitive to nature, and creative in the Hamptons. I would choose an organic design of seasonal blooms such as lush garden roses, hydrangea, and sweet pea. For an artistic twist, I would incorporate pampas grass, which would give a unique sense of asymmetry and texture to the design. Elisabeth: I would mix in berries with flowers that are indigenous to the East End: bayberries, wild geranium, iris, blue false indigo, and switchgrass. It would be asymmetrical and organically styled, almost as if designing it looked effortless. The Hamptons have hosted some of the most talked about, star-studded events over the years. Looking back, which one would you have loved to design? Rachel: Being involved with charity events that are making a difference is always rewarding. So many influencers descend on the Hamptons during the summer for this reason, creating the perfect opportunity for people to get together and support worthy causes. I love a picturesque vineyard wedding. It would have been a dream to design for Bridget Moynahan’s fall wedding at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. Bride & Blossom brideandblossom.com
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FRAMING UP PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID HECHLER By Anthony Giampetruzzi
f all the vendors a couple engages for their wedding, the one whose importance ranks especially high is the photographer. This professional preserves memories — for a lifetime and beyond. The photographer David Hechler knows well the gravity of the task before him whenever he agrees to document the happiest day of just about anyone’s life. It comes easy to him, though. After all, he turned a childhood passion for photography into a decades-long, successful profession. It’s even likely that both you and David — or one of his associates at Hechler Photographers — will be at the same wedding at some point in the Hamptons this summer. So, in case you’re wondering, we asked what motivates and inspires this artist as he’s constantly looking for that perfect shot. Whether you’re shooting a wedding, a corporate event, or some other fête, what inspires you? That’s easy. I love people. When it comes to weddings, in particular, it’s such an amazing opportunity to get to know people and share their joy. I get to do more than that, because I’m actually responsible for capturing that joy. It’s a very special responsibility. Weddings can be fairly high-stress affairs. How do you know when things will go well from a client-relationship perspective, and what role do you play in that? I think you know, and have to know, right away that things must go well. I think the role that I play is that people need to like me . . . and trust me. We need to like each other. So, we meet and set the tone, and I remind them that this will and should be the best day of their life. As far as the photographs are concerned, I reassure them that I have it covered! How do you manage clients who have a lot of demands in terms of the various photos they want? You know what? I do what people ask me to do. The truth, though, is that every wedding really is an open palette, and you never know what the day will bring. You just need to be prepared.
Wedding photography has certainly changed over the years. What do you think is trending right now? That’s actually a tough one. I’d say that it’s all pretty cyclical. One thing that I find more often now is the breadth of the assignment. It used to be that as a photographer, you’d leave after the cake was cut. Now, clients tend to want everything captured — from bridal showers to the after parties. Of course, those are fun because people are much looser! It’s great, though, because it’s all part of the day. Does any wedding or event come to mind that was your favorite to photograph? I think that every wedding is awesome to see, and I’m very lucky to be a part of so many of them! hechlerphotographers.com 654 Madison Avenue, Suite 1509 212.472.6565 Social Life
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FOUR SEASONS O‘AHU AT KO OLINA By Anthony Michael
henever a couple decides to get married, one of their first decisions is where the wedding and reception will take place. The second is where to go on their honeymoon. A destination wedding can narrow decisions to one. Hawaii has long been a luxury destination for discerning couples. Thanks to its fabulous weather, incredible beauty, abundance of private and glamorous locations, and a lack of red tape (this is our 50th state). Hawaii has it all. Hawaii has eight main islands, but Oahu offers the most variety of activities and exclusive lodging. From traditional luaus on the beach to daytrips awash in color, you won’t want for anything when choosing Oahu, the most famed island of all. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or seeking the perfect getaway after a wedding back home, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is a perfect choice. A personal sanctuary with chic, light-filled interiors and breathtaking views, the property is renowned for its luxury rooms, five sumptuous restaurants, and
exclusive meeting spaces, including a lovely on-site wedding chapel to exchange vows. Perched on Oahu’s rugged western coast, the spectacular beachfront resort offers vast ocean views of turquoise waters, private white sand beaches, lively pools and lagoons, and a golf course that weaves around waterfalls at Ko Olina Golf Club. Consider a Specialty Suite, a choice that includes an assortment of luxury perks and services. A dedicated concierge will help you create an incredible island escape, arrange for in-suite dining (compliments of the resort), and favor you with exclusive personalized service. This option can take frustrating planning and decision-making out of the equation. In the early evening, make your way to the adult pool, perfect for taking in the famously colorful sunsets on the leeward coast of the island. You can also request a private barbecue dinner overlooking the ocean. From Champagne to fireworks, practically no request is off limits. Continue . . . Social Life
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Nights are special at the resort. The property recently unveiled an immersive Spa Under the Stars experience. Offered at the resort’s world-class Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre. Spa Under the Stars begins with a warm aloha greeting from a personal spa attendant, followed by any combination of whirlpool, steam room, sauna, and the resort’s fifth floor rooftop lap pool. Once fully relaxed, the journey continues as guests are escorted to one of the resort’s oceanfront spa suites, which is transformed into an intimate candle-lit sanctuary. Surrounded by the swaying palms, warm trade winds, and the sound of waves lapping against the sand, couples enjoy side-byside lomi lomi massages for a truly transcendent experience. Following treatments, guests are treated with Champagne and joined on the resort’s Ocean Lawn by Greg McCartney, a NASA ambassador and professional astronomer who guides guests through the beauty and mystery of the stars in the Polynesian night sky. Our advice? As incredible as the Four Seasons Ko Olina may be, this is Hawaii! Get out and experience it. Nearby is Kualoa Ranch,
the filming location for movies, including Jurassic Park and Godzilla, and home to an array of activities for people of all adventure levels. Go horseback riding along scenic pathways that overlook Mokoli‘i Island. Hike, mountain bike, or drive an ATV through jungle terrain. Or let loose on a ziplining tour, which begins at the top of Ka‘a‘awa Valley. Or, take to the skies. For the ultimate Oahu sightseeing experience, opt for a helicopter tour that flies past the island’s many must-see attractions, including Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, and Kaneohe Bay, with a tour of the Kualoa Ranch on the north shore. Paradise Helicopters can customize your trip to enjoy every moment in the air. Pro tip: The Four Seasons Ko Olina offers brides “something borrowed,” a Ni‘ihau shell heirloom lei. It’s a 12-strand, 50-inch lei of white Laiki Ke‘oke‘o shells, which are equal in value to an exquisite diamond. This lei, which can be rented, duplicates what was worn by Hawaiian ali‘i, or royalty, on their wedding day. Ni‘ihau shells are the world’s most prized shells, found solely on the private Hawaiian Island of Ni‘ihau, which is also the only island in the world where the Hawaiian language is solely spoken. Yes, think Academy Awards and Harry Winston. But, then again, the entire trip is designed to make you feel like royalty. O‘AHU AT KO OLINA fourseasons.com/oahu Social Life
ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY By R. Couri Hay
R. Couri Hay began his career at Andy Warhol’s Interview and he wrote for Town & Country and People. Couri also appears on CNN, PBS, FOX and VH1 commenting on Hollywood. He lives in NYC and Southampton and is the CEO of his own PR firm.
Come to St. Petersburg for the White Nights in June and July, when the region boasts up to 21 hours of daylight. Delight in the wonders of this city that’s often compared to Venice and Paris because of its rivers and canals. But don’t be afraid to come in the fall or winter. On a recent visit in early spring, I watched a light snow fall silently over the tulips just beginning to peek out in the Hermitage gardens and dust the endless architectural treasures of this great and grand city. With so much to see and do in every season, this magical place calls for repeat visits, and those who love ballet, opera, and fine art would do well to make it a regular destination.
No direct flights connect New York to this city that has also been named Petrograd and Leningrad and then, in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, reverted to its original name. St. Petersburg was so named by Tsar Peter the Great, after his patron saint, who is traditionally pictured holding the keys to heaven. I wanted to get here quickly (12 hours, lol) so I flew through Warsaw, Poland, on a night flight that leaves JFK in the evening and arrives a day later, in time for dinner at the Four Seasons. I booked a perfect flatbed on Lot Airlines, where the service was friendly and the food tasty. Always ask for a single window seat for maximum privacy. After I landed, I was greeted by a lovely woman holding a golden tablet that signals the luxurious hospitality that is the Four Seasons Hotel. I was whisked to one of its newest palaces in a BMW 7 Series sedan.
The Four Seasons St. Petersburg & St. Isaac’s Cathedral
THE LION PALACE, A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL In 2013, after a six-year, multimillion-dollar renovation, the Four Seasons opened its heavenly hotel in the former palace of Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky. This was the uber brand’s first property in Russia. Known as the Lion Social Life
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Palace, thanks to the imposing pair of marble lions flanking the entrance, the triangular, pale yellow, circa 1820 building is one of St. Petersburg’s iconic landmarks. Located in the heart of the city, at the intersection of Admiralteysky Prospekt and Voznesensky Prospekt, the Four Seasons is a short walk from other top sights, including the State Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. If you can’t look out your window and see a landmark immediately identified with the city you’re in, I believe you are in the wrong room or the wrong hotel. Luckily at this Four Seasons you can’t go wrong. I woke up a little woozy from the flight to find two angels with enormous white wings perched outside my windows in front of a golden-domed cathedral. I thought I was hallucinating until I stepped onto my terrace and realized, of course, they were made of white marble. Next to the hotel is the magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the city’s most important landmarks. To see snowflakes brush St. Isaac’s golden dome that soars nearly a hundred feet into the sky is as close to heaven as many people will ever get.
SAINT ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL But no worries if you’re not a believer. Saint Isaac’s was turned into a museum by the Soviet government in 1931 and is SocialLifeMagazine.com
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a must-see attraction. Completed in 1858 by order of Tsar Alexander I, the cathedral was designed by Auguste de Montferrand and still dominates the city’s skyline. Built to accommodate 14,000 worshippers, the soaring space features detailed mosaics and paintings, columns of malachite and lapis lazuli, and magnificent stained-glass windows.
TREATS AT THE FOUR SEASONS At the Four Seasons, a different surprise arrives at your door every day, an unexpected treat for the guests. The first day I found a basket masterfully woven of chocolate with gold leaf edges, and it was filled with the most delicious chocolate truffles. Another day, a glass dome covered a tray of caviar-filled
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hors d’oeuvres, and my favorite was a blue Easter egg with city landmarks etched in gold. Because it’s Russia where every egg needs to contain a surprise, inside the egg were hidden two scrumptious chocolate truffles. There are never enough tins of caviar or truffles n’est-ce pas?
THE HERMITAGE The Hermitage is one of the greatest art museums in the world. It houses over three million priceless objects, which would take you more than ten years to see even if you spent only one minute on each piece of art — and that’s not taking into account the breathtaking gold-leafed interiors and frescoes of Imperial-era Russia. Hermitage Museum
Five of the buildings in the Hermitage complex are open to the public. It includes the Winter Palace, which Peter the Great established as his winter residence. Over nearly 200 years, Tsars and Tsarinas lived in, reinvented, and expanded the Winter Palace, until the Russian Revolution in 1917. Catherine the Great, who ruled from 1762 to 1795, added what is now known as the Small Hermitage to house her immense art collection. She patronized Russian and European painters, and she collected thousands of carved gems, especially cameos. Her collection eventually outgrew the space, so she added several extensions to the palace to house it. When it was the home of the royal family, court cats had free reign. Catherine the Great famously said: “There are few visitors to the galleries — only me and the mice.” Just some highlights of the Hermitage’s 17,000 paintings include works by Leonardo, Rafael, Titian, El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens, and other Old Masters.
PALACE SQUARE, IMPRESSIONIST AND POST-IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS Across Palace Square at the General Staff Building you’ll find some of the world’s most important paintings. At one time hidden away in the Hermitage attic, masterpieces like Matisse’s The Dance and Music, works from Picasso’s Blue and Red Periods, and paintings by Renoir, Manet, Monet, Kandinsky, among others, are now beautifully displayed in their own spacious venue. Some contemporary works are on display, but Hermitage Grand Hall
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with so much else to see, your time would be better spent taking in other parts of this stellar collection. Tip: Ask the concierge at the Four Seasons to book the special 9 a.m. tickets and beat the crowds that usually arrive by noon. The museum officially opens at 10:30 a.m. It is definitely worth purchasing the separate tickets required to view the Gold and Diamond rooms containing treasures made of gold and encrusted with diamonds.
THE MARIINSKY THEATRES Highlights of the Mariinsky this season included the world premiere of Porte Rouge, the ballet choregraphed by ABT ballerina Melanie Hamrick to music by The Rolling Stones, edited by Mick Jagger, her partner. The piece was originally commissioned by Larissa Saveliev, the director of Youth America Grand Prix, for the spring gala at Lincoln Center this year. The circa 1860 Mariinsky Theatre and its 2007 cousin, the Mariinsky II — a theater and concert hall — offer almost nonstop ballet, opera, and musical performances. Rimsky-Korsakov’s SocialLifeMagazine.com
The Tsar’s Bride, a compelling opera about love, betrayal, and revenge, and the classical ballet Giselle, with a brilliant cast that starred Oxana Skorik as Giselle and Kimin Kim as Count Albrecht, were among the shows playing during my visit.
THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM The State Russian Museum is the world’s largest depository of Russian fine art, and, like many of the popular attractions in St. Petersburg, it’s housed in an extravagant palace. Make that three palaces: the main collection is at Mikhailovsky Palace, while the Marble Palace, acquired in 1992, houses contemporary art, and the Stroganov Palace contains 18th- and 19thcentury works that were once owned by prominent families. Tsar Alexander III amassed a collection by Russian artists, and in 1895 his son Nicholas II purchased the Mikhailovsky Palace to house it. The confiscation of private collections after the revolution of 1917 proved to be a huge boon to the museum. Today it includes over 400,000 artworks covering Russian art from the 10th to the 21st centuries.
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FABERGÉ MUSEUM Billionaire industrialist Viktor Vekselberg had dreamt of returning national artistic treasures to Russia, and in 2004 he purchased 200 Fabergé objects owned by the American Forbes family, for reportedly more than $100 million. He then took over the 19th-century canal-front Shuvalov Palace and restored its grandeur with elegant silk wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and gilded plasterwork as a setting worthy of this collection.
ROYAL EGGS There are 14 of the 50 royal eggs here, including the very first, Hen, created by Peter Carl Fabergé’s workshop in 1885 as an Easter gift for Emperor Alexander III’s wife. That first egg is deceptively plain, in cream colored enamel over solid gold, because the Tsar directed Fabergé to make it realistic looking. The egg opens to reveal a gold yolk, which opens to reveal a hen with ruby eyes. A replica of the Imperial crown and a ruby pendant were the final surprises within the hen, but these went missing. Other eggs on display are fabulously elaborate works encrusted with gems. With over 1,000 Fabergé pieces, this is the world’s largest private collection, and the museum also contains 3,000 other pre-Soviet era Russian artworks.
FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA The museum also hosts important traveling shows, and this spring they had an in-depth exhibition of works by Frida Khalo and her husband, the painter Diego Rivera, beautifully mounted in the palace ballroom that normally shows work by major Russian artists. This show is traveling around the world and if you’re lucky enough to be in place when it is on exhibit, don’t miss it. It’s at the Frist Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, from May 25 through September 2, 2019.
CHURCH OF THE SPILT BLOOD There are a lot of gorgeous churches in this city and although some still serve as centers of worship, most have been turned into museums. My favorite is commonly called the Church of the Spilt Blood, more formally known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and the name is due to the fact that it is built on the exact spot where Alexander II was assassinated by a bomb in 1881. His son, Alexander III, ordered the cathedral built, and the Griboedov Canal along which it stands was narrowed to allow the church to encompass the cobblestone road where the tsar was attacked. The church is one of the most popular sights in St. Petersburg, in large part because of its striking, colorful architecture; it is so lavish, it took 24 years
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THE NAVAL CATHEDRAL OF SAINT NICHOLAS A pale blue Russian Orthodox church known as the Naval Cathedral is where sailors prayed before heading out to sea, and inside are stunning stained-glass windows and memorial plaques bearing the names of Russian naval officers and sailors who have fallen in battle.
PETER & PAUL FORTRESS The main attraction on the island fortress of Kronstadt is the ornate church that boasts one of the most elaborate baroque altars in the world. This fortress was the first structure built in St. Petersburg in 1703. It was never used for defense purposes, but has had a colorful history, most prominently its cathedral, which is the burial place of nearly every Russian royal from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his murdered family. The murdered Russian princess Anastasia is buried here despite the oft-repeated claims that she had escaped and was alive and well and living, well, almost everywhere. The fortress is also a popular gathering place for St. Petersburg locals, where walruses sunbathe on the beach and frolic in the water in all seasons. In warmer months, locals picnic and attend concerts and festivals here. to complete. The interior is breathtaking as well, with over 23,000 feet of mosaic artwork, even inside the main dome. The church was heavily damaged during the Russian Revolution of 1917, and again during World War II, and was later used for storage. Eventually, St. Isaac’s Cathedral took over management of the building, undertaking a 25-year restoration that returned it to its former glory. Even in this staggeringly beautiful city, the Church of the Spilt Blood is considered a rare jewel.
YUSUPOV PALACE One of the only imperial-era residences in St. Petersburg that retains much of its original interiors and furniture is the Yusupov Palace, home of the ultra-wealthy Yusupov family. What makes it famous isn’t its private theatre or rococo ballrooms that could hold parties for 2,000 people, but the fact that Rasputin, the magician, healer, or fraud who had the ear of Tsar Nicholas II, was murdered here in the basement apartment. Prince Felix Yusupov and his cohorts plied Rasputin with drugged wine and then shot him, only to have him escape through a small door to the courtyard, where he was finished off and thrown into the Neva River. This is the stuff they write books about and make Hollywood movies of. There are tours of the chambers where Rasputin’s murder took place.
Go to St. Petersburg, You will treasure the experience.
Altar of Peter and Paul Fortress
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THE SINGULAR SANTIAGO ONE OF A KIND By Anthony Michael
antiago, Chile, has long been known as a reliable stopover en route to more exotic locales like Mendoza, Patagonia, Easter Island, and Atacama. These days, however, the savvy adventurer is discovering Santiago for what it truly is: an international destination with a decidedly urbane vibe. In fact, it’s so up and coming that an entire neighborhood, the city’s financial district, is (not so) affectionately dubbed Sanhattan. Skip it — for obvious reasons. The real magic of Santiago can be found in the older, more culturally important neighborhoods like Barrio Italia, the bohemian center of the city. Featuring Italian-influenced buildings, international food, fashion, art, and antiques, you can while away an entire day (and a good part of your night) in this hotspot. In closer proximity to some of the city’s historical landmarks and museums is Lastarria. This is also where you’ll want to stay, specifically at the aptly named The Singular Santiago. Boasting exceptional service, one of the city’s best restaurants, a breathtaking rooftop bar and pool, and generously-sized, superbly appointed guest rooms, The Singular, which opened in 2014, has become the preeminent 5-star choice for the discerning traveler who likes the healthy dichotomy of chic digs in an authentic environment. Combining neoclassical French architecture with early-modern 20th-century style, the property embodies the cultural and artistic character of its surrounding neighborhood, home to museums, performing arts spaces, outdoor cafes, vintage book shops, and some of the city’s most historic and culturally significant buildings. In short, the location is ideal.
SLEEP The Singular deftly combines elements of both boutique and grand hotels. The rooms reflect the latter. Oversized with custom furnishings and rich fabrics, they are a welcome respite from a day on the town . . . which, admittedly, can be a bit dusty. Bathrooms are overrun with white marble stretching from the vanity to the large soaking tub. If you’re into amenities, The Singular is manna for your skin with its unique collection of suds and salves.
EAT We mean it: this is the place to eat and drink in Santiago. Born and trained in France, Chef Laurent Pasqualetto uses classical French techniques to create delectable dishes made from locally sourced natural ingredients, including fresh fish, cage-free meats, and an abundance of vegetarian and vegan options. Yes, Chilean wine dominates.
RELAX For some, relaxation comes in the form of a cocktail on a rooftop bar. Check! For others, it’s an afternoon at the spa. Double check! With multiple treatment rooms, private Jacuzzi, and a menu of 13 treatments, corporeal harmony can be easily achieved at The Singular. Yes, Santiago is still a (necessary) stopover to many of the choicest destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. But, stay a while, and learn why it’s (not for much longer) a best kept secret of the modern traveler. thesingular.com Social Life
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EXPLORA THE FIRST AND (STILL) THE BEST IN LUXURY ADVENTURE TRAVEL By Anthony Michael
t doesn’t matter who you ask or what you read, the sentiment about Explora properties is unanimous. With luxury lodges in some of the most sensational locations across South America, it was the original and is still the best. Typically nestled within landscapes that you thought existed only in the pages of National Geographic, Explora properties give visitors a luxury adventure that is so personalized, so meticulous, and so exclusive, it will make you wonder: How did I get here?! Your flight to an Explora property will give you a taste of what’s ahead. For instance, if your maiden trip is to the portfolio’s Patagonia property, do this: Book a daytime flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas. Choose a window seat on the left side of the plane (and well ahead of the wing); and make sure your camera or smartphone has a good charge. You’ll thank us for this tip.
EXPLORA PATAGONIA HOTEL SALTO CHICO Then just try to make the drive from Punta Arenas (which is about as close as you can get to Antarctica without actually leaving South America) to Chile’s famed Torres del Paine National Park without repeatedly pinching yourself. Part of the mythic Patagonia region, Torres del Paine is manna for the adventure set with its soaring Andean peaks and massive aquamarine lakes. It’s also spectacular for those who simply seek visual stimulation. Most of us are somewhere on the middle of that spectrum, and although Hotel Salto Chico does cater to thrill seekers, it’s perhaps best suited to pleasure seekers. That’s particularly true of those who find extreme pleasure in exquisite food, sensational local and international wine, contemporary and sustainable architecture, and concierge-level local guides who lead the most otherworldly treks on the planet. Social Life
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Guest room at Explora Hotel Salto Chico
The all-inclusive hotel and spa is nestled on the banks of Lake Pehoé and overlooks majestic, snow-covered peaks that were the logo inspiration for the outdoor gear company Patagonia. Rugged luxury best describes the vibe here. You’ll quickly recover from what seem like smallish personal quarters. The angels are in the details at Explora: most rooms feature grand views of the awe-inspiring Paine Massif, and each is appointed with exquisite linens, sumptuous amenities, and other unique goodies. There are no TVs, and the property claims that Wi-Fi is available only in public spaces. Here’s a tip: the closer you are to the front desk, the more likely you are to have a robust connection. No matter: you won’t want to spend a lot of time in your room. One of the first orders of business is planning your first excursion. While there are a handful of advanced hikes and SocialLifeMagazine.com
Sensational glaciers in Torres del Paine
other activities, most guests opt for guided treks along the famous W circuit or a few hours of horseback riding. The experts at Explora take care of everything, from assessing your skill level to providing tips on what to order for your picnic lunch, which, by the way, you may find yourself enjoying while taking in a massive glacier or while hanging with local gauchos. Visitors usually cap their afternoon excursion with an hour or two at the pristine spa, which is perched near a dramatic waterfall and features a lap pool, hot tubs, and limited spa treatments. Deftly catering to any and all diet restrictions, including vegan, Explora offers eating and drinking (all-inclusive) that is an adventure unto itself. As you’d expect, Chilean wine of every variety is free-flowing (and some break-the-bank bottles are available for those who want to go all in). The menus, which change daily, are made with local ingredients ranging from exotic game and fish to native produce.
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By the end of dinner, most guests are exhausted. But for those with hearty constitutions, an energetic lounge serves up craft cocktails to the strains of smooth grooves. One of the best things about Explora is the emphasis it places on providing a consistently exceptional experience across extremely different landscapes. And, while the slog between its locales may seem daunting, it’s worth going all in on two (or even three) destinations if time allows. Our advice? Go west!
EXPLORA RAPPA NUI These days, people go to Easter Island for one reason, and one reason only: to experience firsthand the magical Moais, the giant stone statues that they knew only from textbooks and documentaries. To be sure, Easter Island is far afield. Located halfway between mainland Chile and Tahiti, no other place on Earth has more distance between itself and another place. This remoteness is appealing to many, but, for others, a healthy dose of luxury takes the edge off of isolation. You guessed it: Explora did it again with what is undeniably the most exclusive property on the 63-square-mile island. As with all other Explora properties, the modernist — almost
futuristic — structure blends into the environment, which, in this case, is a prairie-like swath of grassland overlooking the vast Pacific. We’ll get back to the property in a minute. Easter Island is special. In addition to the 1,000 or so Moai statues, the island’s language, music, and numerous traditions are kept alive by its vibrant inhabitants. But neither the island nor the people who dwell here have had it easy. Prior to the past 40 years, the people and land were under a constant state of tumult. Sadly, uncertainty is once again emerging, but this time it’s in the form of climate change, which is threatening the island’s many treasures. Read: make haste and visit now. Like Salto Chico, emphasis is placed on ensuring guests get a solid lay of the land, and that’s made easy here because the majority of guides and staff are native Rappa Nui — a total bonus for those who revel in a completely authentic experience. Unlike Patagonia, the climate here is much more predictable, and, depending on your length of stay, you are guaranteed excursions or treks to the island’s most important features. With a handful of exceptions (such as the site of the traditional Birdman competition where, when safe, is a spectacular dive location), all excursions feature some exposure to the Moais. The Rano Raraku quarry, the final resting place of hundreds of the statues, is the most spectacular of all sites. Social Life
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Back to the property. Like its sisters, Rappa Nui is the apex of local luxury, even if at first glance the accommodations appear spartan. A closer look reveals that this is by far the only true 5-star, within, um, thousands of miles. The architecture befits the locale — rock and concrete are appropriately offset by handsome, natural wood finishes and dreamy linens. The aesthetic carries through the entire property, which is anchored by a massive lodge that serves as a meeting, eating, and web-surfing hub. Note: don’t even think of getting a rogue Wi-Fi connection here. As can be expected, the food is spectacular, especially the local, freshly caught fish. Ceviches are abundant. Not surprisingly, meals are languid affairs enjoying expansive views of fields, roaming horses, and crashing waves. Depending on when you visit, the hotel also hosts off-site picnics, exotic fish bakes, and cultural performances. Inquire ahead of time to ensure you are able to take it all in. Yes, Rappa Nui is decidedly laid back, and the amenities support the ambiance. A delightfully calm pool and outdoor bar area can suck up an entire day if you want. And, after three or four days of gazing at statues, you may just want to make like the Moais and just chill. Explora explora.com SocialLifeMagazine.com
Guest room at Rappa Nui
Pool and spa at Explora Rappa Nui
A SOUTH FORK IN THE ROAD SOCIAL LIFE WINES, DINES, AND SLUMBERS IN MONTAUK By Karen Holly Berliner
fter a stretch of fickle weather, the fragrant mild air and the Memorial Day weekend open the doors to this spring season in the Hamptons, with flair. In that spirit, Montauk invites us with its bounty of choices, from lunching on oysters and clams on the beach to sunning and surfing by day and cocktail sipping by night, party hopping, or just plain relaxing. Pack your bags and perhaps your bikes and make your way out to the point.
On the way to Montauk via Amagansett, the Clam Bar’s casual, summery atmosphere is perfect for a quick stopover. It embodies the spirit of summer at the beach. Folks gather under the umbrellas here at outdoor tables to relax, drink, and eat. The chef-manager, Brian Mooney, is happy to chat about his beloved local oysters as well as the abundant catch of the day’s fish. Clams on the half shell, steamers, and oysters here are iced and tasty. The perfectly seasoned fried clams are signature and popular as is the overstuffed lobster roll. There are plenty of good non-seafood options, too. like burgers, hot dogs, and fresh salads. A slice of key lime pie finishes your meal nicely. Montauk’s lighthouse stands proudly atop a rocky bluff overlooking the coastline of Montauk Point State Park, against a backdrop of sprawling beach (check out Ditch Plains Beach for the best surf on the island). Montauk is stocked with resorts, inns, and guest houses — each with its own personality — along with renowned restaurants and wellness-inspired venues. Montauk offers it all. Check into the Montauk Manor, a stunning and quintesSocial Life
sentially English Tudor resort and national landmark, built by multimillionaire Carl Fisher (of Miami Beach fame) and completely restored to its original beauty. The furnishings easily transport a guest back to the Gilded Age. But Montauk Manor is also thoroughly modern, offering amenities like a state-ofthe-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a full-service day spa, a Jacuzzi, and a tennis court. The breathtaking view from the in-house restaurant overlooks a hill, with glimpses of Gardiners Bay and the Block Island Sound in the distance. This view is, in fact, the manor’s pièce de résistance. Just in time for this season, Gurney’s Resorts has expanded to include another lodging option, Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina. Formerly known as The Montauk Yacht Club, Gurney’s Star Island is a luxury resort complete with top amenities and services, including both casual and fine-dining restaurants, three pools, a private beach, a kids’ club, concierge services, and easy access between all three Gurney’s Resorts: complimentary shuttle service to and from Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa as well as yacht and seaplane service to GurSocialLifeMagazine.com
ney’s Newport Resort & Marina in Rhode Island. Breakfast in Montauk and lunch in Newport? Why not? Showfish, Gurney’s new main dining space, is a seafood-centric restaurant open for brunch and dinner, with a menu of local seafood caught daily and produce sourced from farms on the East End and prepared on display at the restaurant’s “vegetable butchery.” Showfish is helmed by the chef Jeremy Blutstein, a former chef d’cuisine at Bridgehampton’s Almond Restaurant. This James Beard Award-nominated chef has developed a sublime menu. Dining here is a must. The Pool Club on property is a perfect place to sip, swim, and chill. Overlooking its 232-slip marina, The Pool Club features waterfront chaise longue chairs and crafted cocktails. The Forno Market here features gourmet pizzas and freshly baked goods as well as a variety of sandwiches and salads — ideal for grab and go eating. Another popular spot in Montauk, with a spectacular view and a menu of delicious food to match, is Duryea’s Lobster Deck, which showcases fresh and local seafood. Enjoy relaxed banquette seating, teak deck furniture, and simple dinnerware. The menu here is served family style and popular menu items
include crab cakes, grilled or steamed lobster, classic clam bake, Duryea’s famous lobster roll, soft shell crab po-boy, and a fresh and opulent raw bar. The market features fresh local seafood along with farm-to-market products such as Fairview Farm’s homemade jams and preserves and Backyard Brine pickles. For a truly casual dining choice, Hooked features an open kitchen with counter service and picnic tables on the patio. Indoor dining is also an option here. The menu offers seafood, salads, and land fare, with starters like chowders and bisques, fried calamari, and peel-and-eat shrimp, and more. The vine-
ripened tomato stuffed with lobster salad, the lobster mac & cheese, or the whole steamed lobster are fresh and fabulous. The “locally hooked” section of the menu features grilled tuna and swordfish for traditional options or a tuna poke bowl and fish tacos for a modern flair. Montauk pearl oysters, local clams and steamers, fried seafood platters, and land fare round out the menu. A Hamptons favorite is Navy Beach, which offers New American cuisine in a fun setting of whitewashed walls, wood beams, nautical flags, and retro swimsuits and bathing caps in
shadowboxes. Photos of silver screen bathing beauties grace the walls. On the beach are picnic tables set in the sand, surrounded by Adirondack chairs and tree-trunk stools. The restaurant is offering new retail collaborations this season, including a signature print commissioned from the local artist Alison Seiffer as well as a limited-edition, scented candle from Brooklyn-based JOYA Studio. During this season, look for throwback specials, including past season favorites like the lobster tagliatelle. The new menu features Maryland crab cakes with cucumber kimchee and smoked yogurt, and a dryaged New York strip steak with mashed potatoes and garlic butter. Hamachi ceviche is fresh and perfect with a crafted cocktail. The Solé East Resort features rooms, suites, and a beach bungalow. Complimentary heated pool and beach towels are offered along with a complimentary beach parking pass. Yoga classes are available on the weekends during high-season. The on-site restaurant here has a terrific menu with items such as burrata with blistered heirloom tomatoes and basil; tapenade crostini; or the perfectly grilled Portuguese octopus with gigante beans, oregano, harissa, and caper jelly. The 14-ounce New York strip steak and swordfish dish, served with sides like creamy polenta with parmesan and truffle oil, is tasty and cooked to order. For breakfast or brunch, look for the hangover short rib hash, with fried eggs, spicy avocado and tomatillo, ideal before you hit the road back to Dodge! SocialLifeMagazine.com
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can be prepared, this is the absolute perfect, food-forward addition to any fete. So, one the most popular trends this season will be a ‘make your own poke bowl’ bar. Here are my recommendations: THE PROTEINS: Salmon or ahi tuna are traditional staples, but it’s perfectly acceptable and appreciated by guests to offer more conventional proteins like cooked shrimp, crab or even chicken or octopus. What’s important is to know your audience and not assume that everyone is into fish. In fact, I often think it makes sense to offer a diced tofu. Remember: fish is typically cubed and mixed with scallions, sesame seeds and sea salt to enhance the flavor. THE VEGETABLES: You simply can’t have too many, and the sky’s the limit. That said, firm veggies, either diced or julienned make for a great crunch and perfect presentation. Avocado is an absolute must, and, if you really want to impress, add crispy onions or tempura vegetables. THE SAUCES: This might just be the most important aspect of the bowl. Ensure that you have plenty of sauces to satisfy the varying needs and wants of guests; and to complement the flavor profile of your proteins and vegetables. Some sauce elements to consider whiling staying true to the Pacific Islander flavor profile include: coconut, papaya, tomato relish, sesame, anything pickled, ginger and garlic. ADDITIONAL TIPS: 1. Remember, all of this is intended to be prepared over rice. Be sure to offer white and brown. 2. Keep it all on ice– this will help you as the hostess because there is no in and out of the oven.
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COCKTAILS AND THEMES By Sharon Roth
pring has finally sprung, and we are back to East End adventures in endless libations. With late May’s and June’s budding, brilliantly colored days and still-chilly nights, let’s give these charmingly floral yet warming cocktails a try. All recipes below are for one drink; multiply as needed.
The Sagaponack Old Fashioned — light but deliciously smoky. Cocktail 2 oz. Speyside single-malt scotch (preferably Dalwhinnie 15 years old, but just use what you like, or what happens to be in the house.) 1⁄2 oz. chamomile syrup 3 dashes Angostura bitters (Trinadad/Tobago bitters. We love the Caribbean/Venezuelan flavorings here.) Edible flowers and lemon twist, for garnish (FYI: rose, tulips, and lavender are considered edible . . . but healthy rule of thumb: buy specimens guaranteed edible.) Chamomile Syrup 1⁄4 cup sugar 1 tbsp. dried chamomile flowers Put music on — this will take a few. For syrup, combine sugar, chamomile, and 1⁄4 cup water in a 1-quart saucepan. Over medium-high heat, stir until sugar has dissolved — about 3 minutes. Cool, strain, and discard flowers. Combine scotch, syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, stir, then strain into glass also filled with ice. Garnish with edible flowers of your choice and lemon twist. Or just drink up.
The Sag Harbor Bee’s Knees On the (much) lighter side, let’s pay homage to our American spirits roots and savor this very refreshing, not-just-forgin-lovers Prohibition-era cocktail: Cocktail: 1 oz. fresh lemon juice 3⁄4 oz. honey syrup 2 oz. gin (preferably Beefeater, but again, whatever’s in the house.)
The Montauktini (use spirits of your choice) 1 oz. vodka 1 tbsp. dry gin 1 tsp. blue curaçao 2 tsps. vermouth Lime twist Fill a shaker with ice and combine the ingredients. Stir well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon and enjoy.
Honey syrup: 1 cup honey 1⁄3 cup hot water For starters, make the honey syrup. In a container, combine honey and hot water and stir until completely mixed. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to five days. In a shaker tin, combine fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, gin, and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a retro-chic glass of choice.
Toes in the sand and a drink in the hand — summer 2019 is here! Let’s select our liquors of choice, mix, shake, and drink and toast to an unforgettable season to come. Salute! Social Life
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RJD GALLERY: MARGO SELSKI
Margo Selski, Comfort, Oil on canvas, 17 in. x 23.5 in.
Gallery exhibits domestic and international representational artists, with a focus on narrative realism, photorealistic portraiture, and surreal figurative art, in Bridgehampton. The works of RJD Gallery artists along with the RJD Private Collection of works by American master painters enable this gallery to offer paintings, drawings, and sculpture that provides a vision of quality contemporary artwork over time.
YOU ARE INVITED TO RJD GALLERY’S 2019 OPENING EXHIBITION, STROKES OF BRILLIANCE, SATURDAY, MAY 25. Consider the true genius of a painting: it is made up entirely of brushstrokes — big, bold, thick, swirling, feather light, or nearly imperceptible marks. Mary Jane Ansell, Mihaela Atomei, Drew Ernst, Aneka Ingold, Andrea Kowch, Jesse Lane, Matt Martin, Agnieszka Nienartowicz, Katie O’Hagan, Frank Oriti, Harmonia Rosales, Jorge Santos, Margo Selski, and Will Teather all evoke a time and a place, an emotion, or state of mind. The energy and thought each of these artists puts into their brushstrokes invite a connection with the viewer. Margo Selski earned her master’s in fine art from the University of Minnesota, and studied further at the State University of New York. She has been a full-time studio painter since 1994. Selski’s paintings echo qualities found in northern Flemish masterpieces. Her paintings, comprising intricate details, present imaginary characters who are frozen in mid-gesture within airless spaces. Her goal is to explore the
Margo Selski, Singing in the Round: Myo-ho, Oil and beeswax on linen, 30 in. x 40 in.
mysterious by juxtaposing images from myth and reality. Thematically, her work addresses motherhood, familial love, permanence, impermanence, and the fragility of childhood and life. Her oil and beeswax paintings have been featured in several one-person exhibitions, including shows at the Plains Art Museum, Illinois Central College, The Art Institutes International Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, Saint Cloud State University, Augsburg College, the Rochester Museum and Art Center, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Her work has been recognized for its excellence, earning numerous awards and honors, and has been collected in various museums, including the Plains Art Museum, the Tweed Museum, the Frederick Weisman Museum, and the Contemporary Museum of Art in Colorado. In 2004/2005 Selski was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, and in 2005 she won the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Grant through the Jerome Foundation. The exhibition will be on display by appointment from May 23 through June 25. Grand Opening
“My paintings balance between discretion and confession, always weighing heavily on the side of discretion. In some of my work I have discreetly veiled my Southern Gothic childhood beneath beautifully arranged visual narratives. While my paintings are layers of myths and metaphors, I want my work to return my viewers to the earthly emotional core that binds us together.” MARGO SELSKI
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BENTLEY MEEKER LIGHTING ARTIST By Bennett Marcus
#GRASSLAND The lighting artist Bentley Meeker opened two exhibitions almost simultaneously in two different countries. Exploring Light opened at Garvey|Simon gallery in New York City to coincide with Armory Week, and Immaculate Refraction, a museum exhibition, launched at Penticton Art Gallery in British Columbia. The two shows are similar in size, each with 40 illuminated sculptural works consisting of one large installation along with smaller pieces. But the timing is coincidental. Meeker had planned the Canadian exhibition for May, but the Penticton Art Gallery organizers convinced him that the March through May period is the museum’s best-attended of the year. Meeker had previously participated in a group show there called #Grassland and now they’ve invited him back for a solo exhibition encompassing the entire museum.
EXPLORING LIGHT The world is moving more and more toward LED, and Meeker believes that people don’t have an understanding of it. “These works, generally speaking, juxtapose different color temperatures of LED against one another so that we can have an exploration into what the light that we’re absolutely putting into our lives en masse really is,” he explains. This new body of work is a commentary on the state of light in today’s society, and where it’s headed in the future. “It’s not an opinionated, judgmental commentary, but simply an exploratory commentary.”
THE GUGGENHEIM & THE WHITNEY For more than 20 years Meeker has been one of the top lighting designers in the U.S., with clients like the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, and Robert De Niro. In 2012 he presented a light installation at the Whitney Museum’s former uptown location and was the first lighting artist to have a piece in the Whitney’s new downtown location. Still, Meeker feels he has more to say about light and its properties. “Light right now is probably at the greatest inflection point that it’s been in in our lifetime and it’s shifting,” he says. “From the beginning of time, light had only ever been created by something burning, and now, for the first time ever, it’s not.” LED lighting, which is created through the mixing of chemical compounds and had until recently been relegated to commercial settings, like offices and stores, is now being used in the home. “There’s something fascinating about the exploration of light that’s now not burning, and what it actually is, what we can do with it, SocialLifeMagazine.com
how we can look at it, how we can use it. What a phenomenal opportunity for a lighting artist to be working in the world of light right now.”
BURNING MAN TO THE WHITE HOUSE Meeker feels that his exploration into light is just starting. Creating artwork was the natural extension for exploring the medium further without constraints. In addition to his projects for private clients, Meeker’s public work projects have included the H in Harlem, a large-scale public art installation suspended under the 125th Street and 12th Avenue viaduct in Harlem. In addition, Meeker has been a multi-year featured artist at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, and in 2016, he was commissioned by Michelle Obama to create a light sculpture for the Nordic state dinner at The White House. Bentley Meeker bentleymeekerart.com
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SUMMER 2019 LITTLE BLACK BOOK By Lillian Langtry
ach summer among the throng of visitors and residents who mingle in the Hamptons are the personalities who help make the Hamptons the special place it is and bring something unique to it.
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Leesa grew up in Austin, Texas, where she studied broadcast journalism and later became a classically trained actress at the world-renowned Steller Adler Studio in LA. She quickly gained a following after being cast as Victoria in Troma Entertainment’s 1992 cult film classic Class of Nuke ‘Em High Parts 2 and 3 and appearing in the sequel Return to Nuke ‘Em High, which aired on The Starz Network in 2013. Leesa is the author of the best-selling self-help/motivational book Discovering the It Factor Within You: Developing Your Charismatic Personality. She is the president and founder of the New York non-profit group Animal Ashram. leesarowland.net
Dr. Siobhan Kealy tackles myth-busting data from scientific research and her experience as one of the most leading and revered women’s health experts shows that midlife is not the beginning of your decline, but the start of what will be the most productive and fulfilling period of your life. Dr. Kealy’s new weight-loss paradigm shows every woman how to be ageless, beautiful, and relevant. Kealy helps women over 40 discover and restore their youthful vibrancy and passion using science and biology to counteract the ravages of midlife. Dr. Kealy’s holistic weight-loss program will help you embrace midlife’s unique opportunity and navigate the health challenges with ease. balance3hplus.com
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Maribel Lieberman grew up on cacao fields in Honduras. Her rich knowledge of cacao along with her enterprising sensibilities have allowed Maribel to empower other hardworking women of the cacao farms. Her combined passion for chocolate and fashion has inspired her to continually reinvent how to enjoy and experience the delectable and indulgent world of chocolate. The fine art edibles are produced in a Brooklyn factory with retail locations throughout New York City and Japan. Maribel’s flagship store in New York’s famous Soho District offers chocolate lovers a sumptuous shopping experience. mariebelle.com
Ann Liguori is a polymath — a radio and television golf commentating phenomenon, the president of Ann Liguori Productions, and the owner of Sports Innerview Radio & Television. She is the author of A Passion for Golf: Celebrity Musings About the Game (2007). Ann is hosting and supporting several other events for the 501c3 Ann Liguori Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for non-profits working on cancer prevention and care and mentorship. The 21st annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic takes place on Thursday, June 20, at Westhampton Country Club. It will feature great prizes and supports an important cause. annliguori.com Social Life
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HAMPTONS FASHION WEEK DCG MEDIA GROUP By Blair Bass
WE CAN’T WAIT! Bridgehampton will come alive with style during the 1st annual Hamptons Fashion Week. Inspired by the East End and its surroundings, Life’s a Beach Collection is a one-day experiential event that will feature spectacular fashion, celebrity and local designers, entertainment and beauty. A variety of fashion will take center stage in a live installation of models dressed in designer resort wear. Sensationally sexy Ferrari and Maserati cars, presented by The Experience Auto Group of Long Island, will adorn the tent on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Museum. Guests will be surrounded by giant beach balls and Life’s A Beach décor as they sip rosé sponsored by Rodney Strong Wine Estates and sample appetizers during Beauty, Brunch + Bling at noon. Expert panelists will be on hand from Beauty Pearl Care Skincare, DottieBeanBags, and HempXtra CBD Products. Guests can then Shop the Runway at exclusive pop-up boutiques. The event will end with a big bang, featuring the celebrity designers Cesar Galindo, Kimora Lee Simmons, and a few other surprises. Created by DCG Media Group in New York and curated by producer Dee Rivera, a veteran of fashion and lifestyle brands, Hamptons Fashion Week is a much-anticipated experience that will bring a new dimension to the summer calendar of events. “This special day is a unique, fun, and all-encompassing opportunity to share with residents and visitors, and to enjoy local fashion and beauty brands found right here in the East End,” said Dee. “In addition, local fashiondesigners will get a chance to display new looks and trends.” SocialLifeMagazine.com
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HOPE FOR DEPRESSION RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Audrey Gruss, a style icon and advocate for depression research, offers a perfume collection named hope, an uplifting fragrance that continues to garner critical acclaim. The collection, which is developing new products for 2020, currently consists of an eau de parfum vaporisateur spray, an eau de parfum purse spray, a hand and body crème, and a heavenly scented candle. This elegant collection is available online at hopefragrancesint.com Thanks to Gruss, 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this trendsetting fragrance goes to the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) to fund much-needed research for new drugs and treatments to fight depression. “This glorious fragrance stands on its own, but the charitable message empowers you to give back with a product that keeps on giving,” said Gruss.
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INSPIRED BY HER MOTHER
Audrey Gruss and HDRF honoree Anderson Cooper
At a memorable lunch to celebrate the perfume and mothers, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Lorraine Bracco, Hilary Geary Ross, Karen LeFrak, Jamee Gregory, Candace Bushnell, and Dayssi Kanavos gathered at tables festooned with lily of the valley, jasmine, gardenia, and tuberose, the blooms used to create hope, which is named after Gruss’s mother, Hope. “My mother suffered from depression, but she loved white flowers and surrounded herself with them. She loved the pure and delicate essences and the sense of joy they brought her. I was inspired by her memory to create this fragrance, just as I was inspired eleven years ago to start the Hope for Depression Research Foundation,” said Gruss. HDRF is the leading non-profit dedicated to advancing depression research in the United States. hopefordepression.org
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