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What is wellness really about? What you eat? How you live? Really, it is about truth. We read, we ask, we try and we we fail, and taken together, we develop an understanding of what works for our body-mind-spirit connection...and that is the path of wellness. And yet the truth can be a tricky pursuit, especially when one is not really motivated to find it. Look at what is raging around us; this reductive debate in our society about what is real versus fake. Fact versus fiction. That all seems to be more about hiding than finding, doesn’t it? Luckily, we are on a different path here, but it is potentially as tricky. Why? Well, what do you do once you have the facts, once you know what is right and wrong and what
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makes sense? How you apply what you know: That is your truth. And that is the key to wellness. If you live what you know to be true—in all ways big and small—you are better for it. That’s the only difference between those we elevate as gurus and ourselves: how much of the truth we decide to live. After all, sometimes it is easier to ignore or avoid what we know—ignorance can be bliss for some. It didn’t all connect for me until I read Ndaba Mandela’s Going to the Mountain—Life Lessons From My Grandfather by Nelson Mandela. In this book, which you can get a glimpse of in PURE LOVE on the last page of this issue, Ndaba writes about the strength his grandfather taught him and the voice of truth he instilled in him, through example: “While my grandfather was at Robben Island, he wrote to the Commissioner of Prisons, ‘I have never regarded any man as my superior either in my life outside or inside prison.’” Ndaba distills his wisdom: “Your resolve—your truth— that is the voice that roars within you.” As we search for our own voices, Purist is designed to help with it all. Another way we at Purist try to stimulate this quest for understanding is by bringing together great minds to share their empowering knowledge. That’s why I created Connect 4—our Purist talks festival at Bay Street Theater on August 16 and 17, where thought leaders deliver a panoply of ideas. This summer, our second year, we tackle tough topics like the tireless work of the Innocence Project, the success of Transcendental Meditation in stressor-heavy populations, and Mandela’s notion that “to be free is to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” by looking at America’s resettlement program through the eyes of refugees. Together we can find the facts of how to motivate our wellness journey.
TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 144 EARTH MOTHER Actress Jennifer Garner on nourishing kids with Once Upon a Farm, starring in a new show, and promoting healthy living 150 MODEL OF HEALTH Leilani Bishop and Karolina Kurkova discuss Kurkova’s natural health care products for kids. 154 ON BEING RUFUS WAINWRIGHT The singer-songwriter opens up to Purist about spirituality, family and opera. 158 CONNECT 4 The Purist Ideas Festival returns to Sag Harbor on August 16-17 with more visionaries and vital minds—The Nantucket Project, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Donna Karan, Dr. Frank Lipman, wellness advocate Donna D’Cruz, Innocence Project founding board member Jason Flom, actress Mary-Louise Parker, director Alexandra Shiva, Transcendental Meditation teacher Bob Roth, and climate change expert Doug Stoup. 166 BEST BEACHES Spectacular views of the most stunning places to sun and surf. 174 A FEAST FOR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT Discussing The Ashram Cookbook, The Way We Eat: Recipes For Healthy Living with Ashram co-owner Catharina Hedberg, and devotee Cindy Crawford. ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: MILLER MOBLEY/AUGUST THIS PAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: MELANIE ACEVEDO
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38 WHAT WELLNESS MEANS TO ME Brooke Shields on finding balance
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72 SMART HOMES Carter Burden III raises the IQ of high-tech living.
40 THE LATEST ON LYME Dissecting Lyme disease with Dr. Nevena Zubcevik
74 THE CONSTANT GARDENER Toasting the 25th anniversary of Frederico Azevedo’s Unlimited Earth Care
44 HEALTHY HYDRATION How to ensure clean drinking water at home
76 CASTLES ON THE SAND Celebrating the launch of Kristen Farrell Home
46 HEALING PULSE Exploring PEMF Elephant documentary shorts at the Southampton Arts Center
48 MOMENTUM GENERATION Surfer gods caught on film 50 A GREENER EAST END Creating a healthier habitat
88 WELLNESS ON DEMAND Classes around the clock
60 PURE PICKS Iris Zonlight shares monochromatic inspiration.
78 GOOD TIME Bulova Watchcase Factory gets a luxury reset.
84 PURE PICKS goop’s must-haves; skin protection from Dr. Erin Gilbert
52 TENDING TO YOUR INTERNAL GARDEN Balance that microbiome
58 INTO THE WOODS A Bridgehampton oasis by Blaze Makoid Architecture
70 PURE PROPERTY Hamptons real estate report
90 CLEAN BEAUTY Laney Crowell’s The Moment
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92 SHE’S GOT THE GLOW Violet Gaynor’s go-to site 94 GLAMOUR GYM Blushington beauty, plus Sio For Him 96 FULL IMPACT Nutrafol’s hair apparent
64 THE NEXT WAVE IN DESIGN Architect Tommy Zung’s eclectic creations
98 THE NATUROPATHICA EFFECT An excerpt from Barbara Close’s new book
68 THE MUST-HAVE HOME AMENITY: WELLNESS Dan Scotti creates spaces of health and mindfulness.
102 THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH? All about the NAD+ boosting supplement Basis 28
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106 PURE PICKS August faves from Ramy Brook, Candice Miller, Danielle Levine, and Jesse Warren 114 DOUBLE FANTASY Design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos 116 SURF’S UP Sustainable suits from Greenlines 118 WANDERLUST, NEAR AND FAR Shopping at The 8th Drifter in Montauk
FOOD IS MEDICINE 122 THE DR. IS IN Dr. Frank Lipman’s Dos and Don’ts on stress-eating 124 FOOD LAB Nick & Toni’s executive chef shares seasonal favorites. 126 NATURALLY REFRESHING Amping up H2O
128 BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT Makeup legend Bobbi Brown’s latest evolution 130 SEAFOOD SMORGASBORD Jill Martin is on the hunt for the perfect lobster roll. 132 THE FISHER KING Citarella owner and fish fanatic Joe Gurrera publishes his first cookbook. 136 ROSÉ ALL DAY Perfectly pairing meals with a favorite summer refresher. 138 CRUSADER WITH FLAVOR hint founder Kara Goldin’s refreshing mission 140 FOOD BLOGGING A spoonful of low-sugar fruit
PLAY 181 SUMMER OF INTENTION Erika Bloom on mindfulness 182 FITNESS ON DEMAND Exercising from anywhere with the Obé app
184 THE CATHARTIC WORKOUT Taryn Toomey on The Class and mind-body mastery 186 COMMUNITY SERVE The McEnroe brothers host their annual Pro-Am fundraiser. 188 FULL SPEED AHEAD Bridgehampton welcomes Innovators Camp 190 AT THE END, A NEW BEGINNING The Surf Lodge wellness director’s inspiring journey to health 192 FLEX TIME Where to stretch and tone 194 COACHES Three wellness mentors 196 AT A GLANCE August events not to miss 198 NUMEROLOGY Activist and author Betty Friedan 200 PURE LOVE Ndaba Mandela remembers his iconic grandfather, Nelson Mandela.
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CO N T R I B U TO R S WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER ITEM FROM BOTANICA BAZAAR? “I rely on Super Elixir shakes by WelleCo to keep me alkalized, and my system balanced.”
WHAT DO YOU DO EVERY DAY TO MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH? “I meditate every day, 365 days a year for about one hour. I try to work out every day for about the same amount of time. And I make music almost every day.”
WHAT’S ONE SIMPLE WAY TO LIVE A TOXIN-FREE LIFE? “Reducing our use of plastic can help detox our bodies, homes, planet and food supply.”
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Born in Hawaii, Leilani Bishop was raised in an organic household. She began working as a fashion model at age 15 and in 2005, founded the nonprofit Women for the World. In 2012, Bishop launched a line of fragrance oils, free from harmful ingredients, and then partnered with Bethany Mayer to create Botanica Bazaar in Amagansett, now in its third year. A West Coast location is slated for fall.
The author of two books about music (Inside the Music and Move the Crowd, co-written with his brother, Gregor), Dimitri Ehrlich has contributed to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York and Interview, where he was music editor. Ehrlich is also a multiplatinum-selling songwriter whose songs have been recorded by more than 100 artists.
Sophia Ruan Gushée is a nontoxic lifestyle expert or “healthy home guru.” She is the author of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, and founder of Practical Nontoxic Living, a multimedia company that launched the D-Tox Academy, an online portal that empowers clients to optimize their wellness. Gushée is an in-demand speaker and podcaster.
A portrait and advertising photographer known for his stunning images of celebrities, newsmakers, athletes and musicians, Miller Mobley has been commissioned by Billboard, Steinway & Sons, Apple iBooks, CNN and the National Geographic Channel, among others. Miller hails from Alabama, and studying In the American West by Richard Avedon crystallized his ambition to become a portrait photographer.
Bobbi Brown is a world-renowned makeup artist and the founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and the author of nine beauty and wellness books. Since leaving her eponymously named company in October 2016, she has launched EVOLUTION_18, a line of lifestyle-inspired wellness products, and justbobbi.com, a platform for her to share the things that inspire her.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE? “I feel like my style is always evolving. I’d like to think of my work as revealing, and I try to give all my subjects the dignity they deserve.”
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO UNWIND? “Vodka on the rocks.” [laughs]
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WHAT DOES WELLNESS MEAN TO YOU?
Actress and Southampton resident Brooke Shields reveals her take on being well, inside and out. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIAN ANDREA DI STEFANO
What is your wellness philosophy? To admit that it’s not just about the outside, nor is it just about the inside. It’s OK to admit that you care about how you look, but not at the risk of sacrificing how you feel. Take responsibility for who you know is your best self on both the outside and the inside, and actually live up to it. How do you stay healthy? I believe in rewarding myself. Sometimes, the reward comes from curtailing my vices, and sometimes it involves giving myself permission to indulge. On the practical side: a full night’s sleep, finding exercise that I actually enjoy, and remembering to hydrate throughout the day. Are there any wellness must-haves? Fresh-pressed green juice, Purium Apothe-Cherry anti-aging concentrate, and SoulCycle classes on the regular weekly calendar. What is one thing you try to do every day to stay clearheaded and feel good?If I’m out East, I have to see the ocean at least once a day. If I’m in the city, it’s sitting with a good book, even for only 20 minutes at a time.
Seeing the ocean at least once a day is essential for Brooke Shields.
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Purist founder Cristina Cuomo sat down with Lyme disease expert Dr. Nevena Zubcevik of Harvard and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness to discuss the rise of Lyme disease PHOTOGRAPHY BY MORGAN MAASSEN CRISTINA CUOMO: What do we need to know about Lyme disease now? DR. NEVENA ZUBCEVIK: It can be acquired anywhere— even in city gardens, in backyards of people living in urban environments. It’s not that you have to go to the woods to get this disease, as it used to be in the past. The number of people who have been exposed to it has increased exponentially in the past 10 years. This illness is very difficult to diagnose, and it’s also difficult to even know that you’ve acquired it, because the ticks who carry Lyme are so small. They have a numbing medicine in their mouths, so when they bite, you never really experience that pain or itchiness that you would from a mosquito. CC: Is this an epidemic? NZ: Not quite an epidemic, but cases are increasing at a rapid rate. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that about 300,000 Americans get Lyme
disease each year, but only about 35,000 diagnoses are reported. We don’t have the tools to really stop it. CC: How long does the tick need to be attached before it releases its poison? NZ: We don’t really know. The truth is that we thought it had to be attached for a very long time, but there have been case reports published saying it’s less than 16 hours. We have to remember that ticks can also transmit many other illnesses. Fifteen minutes is enough for the tick to transmit Powassan virus, so any amount of attachment is concerning, and should be discussed with a doctor. CC: When is the season for ticks? NZ: It’s all year round. We thought that in the winter, ticks would stay dormant, but the snow actually protects the ticks from the cold. Instead of freezing in the soil, they are buffered by the snow. They survive cold winters, and can emerge in massive numbers in early spring.
they’ve used organic oils. The pesticide that’s been studied the most is permethrin, which is sprayed on the grass and on clothes. But there are companies that actually make clothing pretreated with permethrin, and those last longer because the chemical has been embedded inside the fibers. Sleeping with your pet is another big no-no. They could have a tick that’s hanging on a hair, and then as you sleep, the tick can crawl over and bite you. CC: What are some of the myths? I know my son climbs trees and I always tell him, “That’s OK, it’s safe up there. You’re above ground. Ticks don’t climb up,” right? NZ: Not unless they’re in birds, which they are. They travel on migratory birds, but generally, they tend to live in lower bushes and grass. CC: What do you do if you find a tick? NZ: If you find a tick—if you’re lucky enough to find it— try to save it, put it in a plastic bag and freeze it. But if you unfreeze it and you leave it on your counter, and there’s a hole, it could wake up and defrost itself and walk away. Ticks are incredibly resilient. Treat the wound with an alcohol swab and antibiotic ointment, and report it to your physician. The current national guidelines that are published by the National Guideline Clearinghouse recommends prophylactic treatment with antibiotics for a tick bite. CC: What are you specifically doing in your practice to change the treatment landscape that exists today? NZ: We have started doing something called the translational data collection. Anytime a patient comes in, we collect laboratory data and symptom data. We then analyze the data to try to look at patterns. Data is an incredibly powerful tool that we have in medicine. Validating the patient experience and showing biomarkers will hopefully lead us in the right direction for treatment options. CC: What is the HSS (Health and Human Services) TickBorne Disease Working Group? NZ: The HHS is an effort to start consolidating information from a variety of stakeholders, and understand what the impact of this disease has been from patients, representatives in the government, military, science, to understand it all and try to create a plan of how to improve the field at large. CC: Does that include vaccination? NZ: The tick saliva vaccine would really revolutionize how we’re protected from any tick bite, because you would actually be immunized against the saliva of the tick before it’s injected any pathogen into the body. A Lyme vaccine alone won’t protect you from the co-infections. There’s a European pharmaceutical company currently working on a tick saliva vaccine. It would be very exciting if that becomes a reality in the next few years. Dr. Zubcevik is faculty at Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and a rehabilitation physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness.
CC: Why is Lyme disease so difficult to diagnose? NZ: The current testing we have is quite ancient. It was developed in the late ’70s, early ’80s, and what it relies on is just antibody response. It’s basically asking the patient’s immune system, “Have you seen this pathogen?” Lyme disease is an illness that damages the immune system, so a lot of the time asking the immune system isn’t very accurate, because the immune system might not be able to respond. The holy grail of diagnostic medicine and what we should be striving for is something called the direct detection test, meaning you’re looking for traces of the bug somewhere, like in urine or blood. Testing is unreliable otherwise. Even the CDC is working hard to find alternative testing methods. CC: How important is it to test for co-infections? NZ: Very, very important. When you go to a doctor’s office, the gut feeling is to test for Lyme, but really what we need to be educating our physicians on is that they have to test for co-infections. For example, there’s anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan, heartland, the bourbon virus. It’s important that we’re also on alert for various infections. CC: What about the environmental issues surrounding Lyme, like heavy metals, mold and other viruses? NZ: The more burden that the organism has from any of these other infections, the sicker people will be. Getting people to live in a healthy environment where there is no mold in the air, and no heavy metals is important. These days, a lot of people are living these lifestyles where they want to be healthy, so they’re eating less meat, more fish… [so they’re ingesting] a lot of metals, mercury, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and other things. It’s really important for us to be mindful of our food intake. CC: You are the Co-Director of the Dean Center for Treatment, Rehabilitation and Recovery of Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. What does the Dean Center offer Lyme patients that other centers don’t? NZ: We’re the only center in the United States that is an academic center offering patients a comprehensive approach to their health. We look at the whole person—mental health, physical health, and the needs of rehabbing the brain and the body. The first visit is two hours, because we listen to the patient and try to understand what all the components are that contribute to their sickness. Then we try to tackle all of those independently, and build a team, which most patients don’t have. CC: What are the best preventative measures? NZ: The number one thing I always tell patients is, wherever you’re going to spend most of your time, like your yard, should be sprayed. A lot of patients opt to use organic oils like peppermint, lavender or rosemary. Unfortunately those haven’t been studied very much, so it’s hard for me to recommend those because I don’t know the success rate. I have had patients acquire bites in their yards when 42
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In 2012, a dog died after drinking water from Georgica Pond. Soon after, there were reports of thousands of fish perishing in our local waters due to inadequate oxygen, or too much nitrogen. Earlier this year, residents of Suffolk County with well water were notified that their water should be tested for elevated levels of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), both of which have been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as contaminants of emerging concern. Alarming levels of contaminants—including lead, arsenic, excessive manganese and radio-nuclei—have also been found in the Suffolk County aquifer, our source of water on the East End. As a resident of Suffolk County, I drink filtered tap water, and frequently question the safety of our local water supply. Our water-treatment facilities weren’t designed to filter modern contaminants including pesticides, ingredients from industrial and consumer products, pollution from our waste treatment systems that weren’t designed to handle our local population boom, and toxic exposure from commercial activities. What can we do? First, we need to support efforts fighting to protect our water quality. If you rely on well water, have your water tested often. Even if your well water has tested normal, the contaminants in our aquifer can affect your well water in the future. Consider that filtered municipal tap water may be safer. President and CEO of Group for the East End, Bob DeLuca, explained that municipal water is tested regularly, and contaminants are proactively addressed. State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. described the Suffolk County Water Authority (SCWA) as “outstanding,” adding that people should have a “high level of confidence” in SCWA’s testing. Curious about what local experts choose for their families, I reached out to my favorite organic farmers: Jo Halsey of Green Thumb and David Falkowski of Open Minded Organics (as well as Dr. Frank Lipman) use whole-house water filtration systems for their tap water. Farmer Frank of Bhumi Farms, who is on well water, uses glass-bottled water. If whole-house water filtration isn’t an option for you, then visit the EWG Tap Water Database (ewg.org/tapwater) for more options. Me? I will continue to drink filtered tap water, since studies have found that bottled water is often just filtered tap water with the additional risk of hormone-disrupting chemicals leaching into the water from the plastic bottles. I’ll keep investigating water-filtration options and I’m contacting our elected and appointed officials to help protect our water. I hope you will too. Visit nontoxicliving.tips for more information.
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For chronic pain sufferers, relief is available in four powerful letters: PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. BY CRISTINA CUOMO thy. Hands-on physicians have successfully used PEMF to accelerate healing of acute (non-chronic) conditions such as bone fractures, joint sprains and post-operative inflammation. Even depression can be treated by the PEMF machine, current research shows; there is also promising research on such debilitating neurological conditions as Parkinson’s. I walked into STANDwellness in Water Mill to try the PEMF for myself. A nice gentleman led me into a calm room with ethereal music playing, and helped me onto a comfortable, ergonomically correct mat/bed. He started me on one setting and over the course of the hour changed the placement of the accessories (a large square pad and a set of round paddles) on different parts of my body. I felt extremely relaxed and at one point even feel asleep. When the hour was up, I was given an electrolyte beverage and told to drink a lot of water that day. As I swung my legs over the side of the table, I was surprised to find that I did not experience that all-too-familiar zing of pain in my hip. When I stood up, I still found that I had no pain. I was informed that PEMF works best when the treatments are repeated: 51 hours for a deep chronic condition and 12 hours for a lighter injury. Typical treatments last either 30 or 60 minutes and can have multiple benefits, ranging from pain relief to increased energy to improved sleep. PEMF Therapy is available at STANDwellness in Water Mill, standwellness.com
I have had hip pain for years and have tried many anti-inflammatories, both herbal and pharmaceutical. While they work well enough in the short term, the pain always comes back. While looking for a more permanent solution, I came across PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy. Used primarily for pain management, PEMF therapy delivers high-intensity, short-duration electromagnetic pulses of energy that safely penetrate the body’s cells and allow them to deliver oxygen more efficiently. This improved cell function can significantly boost a person’s own immune system, allowing more rapid healing. PEMF therapy has been used for decades, perhaps most prominently by doctors at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to help astronauts recover from bone-density loss and muscle atrophy after extended periods of space travel. For those of us on Earth, that translates into helping rebuild bone for osteoporosis patients; it also helps to heal bone fractures as well as torn muscles. By introducing more oxygen into those damaged areas, the body is able to regenerate and repair bone and tissue at a more rapid rate, while reducing inflammation and pain. Essentially, it not only reduces the pain caused by the injury, but can help heal the injury itself. PEMF therapy has been studied extensively by research scientists around the world on an assortment of common chronic ailments such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and neuropa46
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MOMENTUM GENERATION Competition and camaraderie fuel the footage in this new documentary about some of the greatest surfers of all time. BY CRISTINA CUOMO
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“We are all equal before a wave,” says 11-time world surf champ Kelly Slater.
credits alongside Colby Gottert, Greg Little, Justine Chiara, Karen Lauder, Laura Michalchyshyn, Lizzie Friedman and Tina Elmo. The doc, featuring archival footage from Montauk surf filmmaker Steele’s original Momentum, along with candid conversation and untold stories from the surf kings, screened this month in Montauk, presented by the Hamptons International Film Festival, Purist and Sotheby’s Rylan Jacka for one night only at Gurney’s. “The [directors] absolutely killed it,” said Knox to Surfer. “We were all very stoked about how it came out. It’s a leap of faith to have a movie like that made from people outside the surf industry, but it was refreshing. It needed to be made that way.”
Turns out surf legends like Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Kalani Robb, Taylor Steele and Pat O’Connell—all of whom redefined the sport—lived together in the ’80s on the north shore of O’ahu. This pack of teenagers (some local, some established surfers from Cali and Florida) amassed in a tiny house a few sandy-footed steps from the infamous surfing spot, Pipeline. Brought together by their mutual love of riding the waves and bound by community, they would go on to bring about a sea change in surfing. This crew is captured in the new surfing documentary, Momentum Generation, the brainchild of award-winning directors (and brothers) Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, veterans of hard-hitting sports documentaries who share producing 48
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The New York League of Conservation Voters has a vision for a Long Island with clean air and water, healthy food and sustainable resources. Here’s how you can help implement their plan. BY LESLIE NEMO • PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER CLARKE Switching to low-nitrogen lawn and garden fertilizers, available at hardware and landscaping stores, can also help reduce nitrogen loading, as can patronizing local farms that employ organic and other sustainable practices. And while it’s great for business that Long Island is an increasingly popular tourist destination, natural resource management must improve, says McClellan. Future housing developments need to aim for efficiency and improved public transport, so essential resources stay plentiful. If residents have spacious properties, cutting back on the resources needed for maintenance—switching from grass to native plants, for example, or adding insulation—can make a difference, too. Homeowners may also want to consider switching to solar power. In the past, people were put off by the long approval process. But now, a few towns on the East End, including Southampton, East Hampton, Westhampton Beach and Shelter Island, have adapted a simplified application that involves only one meeting. If you’d like your town to offer that streamlined process, call your local representatives and encourage them to change legislation, advises McClellan. In fact, you can weigh in on all kinds of environmental concerns. “Five phone calls [to representatives] to say we need, say, more composting can be really influential in making that a priority issue,” McClellan says. All Hamptonites have to do is ask—and if enough residents take strides, Long Island could be transformed from beloved vacation spot to a truly sustainable oasis. For more information, go to nylcv.org and nylcvef.org.
Ambitious long-term campaigns require regular check-ins to ensure progress is being made. So every two years, the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV), which encourages eco-friendly reform at both the state and town levels, releases a report on the environmental actions most vital for each part of the state. Patrick McClellan, the League’s New York State policy director, explains that the NYLCV’s biennial check-ins allow “enough time to go back and examine what have we accomplished, what do we have to accomplish and what new issues have emerged.” Sustainable lifestyles are important to East End residents, McClellan says, and the past two years have seen some progress on the local level. He cites Suffolk County’s bagfee program (5-cents each), which launched January 1, 2018, and had only had a couple-of-weeks learning curve before locals adapted; ever since, the area has seen less plastic bag waste. But there are other shifts that the NYLCV would love to see Hamptons residents make. The Peconic Bay struggles with nitrogen overload, which kills fish, causes algae blooms and hikes the cost of treating drinking water from the aquifer that is Long Island’s only source of drinking water. Leaky septic tanks are a main cause of the problem. The NYLCV is encouraging homeowners to install newer (and better-sealed) models to reduce the human-produced nitrogen flow. If a new tank is not in your budget, the state may be able to help: New York recently set aside $75 million to reimburse residents for septic tank replacements, says McClellan. 50
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Summer brings many joys: warm weather, long days at the beach, and bountiful gardens. From fields of flowers to vegetable plots, these botanical masterpieces require constant tending to maintain balance and proper growth. Many of us claim to not have been blessed with a green thumb; however, innately we are all gardeners. Our bodies contain a constantly evolving garden of microbes that
colonize our digestive system. These bacteria have a hand in almost every aspect of our existence. From housing the immune system to gene regulation, these thousands of species can control our moods and the way we digest our foods. Roughly 70 percent of our immune system resides in the gut, which means a well-balanced biome can lead to fewer colds, and reduce the risk for food allergies and 52
autoimmune diseases. The balance of these bacteria can easily be altered by antibiotics, GMOs, even chlorinated water, which can eventually lead to dysbiosis in this ecosystem. Just like in a vegetable garden, when weeds grow out of control, they can smother the desirable plants. By feeding our microbial garden a well-balanced diet, full of pre- and probiotics, we can cultivate a healthy
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ecosystem and reap the benefits of these tiny microbes. Our microbes are passed to us from our mothers at birth. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria are the first species to fill our digestive system. As we get older and transition to solid foods, we pick up more strains that develop our microbial fingerprint. But the microbiome functions like a garden; just as plants need proper fertilizer to grow, these microbes require a balanced diet to grow and thrive. Diets high in sugar and low in fiber can dramatically alter the gut by allowing pathogenic and undesirable strains to grow out of control, paving the way for illness and obesity. Recent studies have shown us that changes in our diet can alter the composition of our microbiome in as little
as 24 hours. Exclusively animal-based diets, rich in eggs and meats, were shown to increase the expression of genes required for vitamin synthesis and the degradation of carcinogenic compounds. However, long-term consumption of large quantities of animal products was shown to increase the inflammatory markers seen in inflammatory bowel disease. On the other hand, a plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains increased the growth of the Prevotella species, which is associated with increased biome diversity and promotes the growth of anti-inflammatory bacteria. Yet, longterm exclusively plant-based diets can leave the biome devoid of essential vitamins and minerals like B12 and iron. Overall, these results demonstrate
Rich sources of prebiotics include dandelion greens.
the flexibility of our biome, and the need for a well-balanced diet. Ideally that includes large amounts of fruits and vegetables, and a small amount of animal proteins in order to benefit from the full spectrum of bacteria. When choosing healthy foods for the gut, it is important to consume sources of both prebiotics and probiotics. Prebiotics are like the fertilizer for our gardens because they promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. Rich sources of prebiotics include dandelion greens, garlic, onions, asparagus, jicama and underripe bananas. Probiotics are the bacteria themselves and are most often consumed via supplements; however, fermented foods are another fantastic option. Kimchi, a traditional Korean food, has been shown to contain over 900 different species of bacteria. A typical probiotic supplement will have anywhere from two to 10 strains and as we know, diversity is key to a healthy biome. Additionally, fermented foods contain both pre- and probiotics, which increases the microbe’s chance of survival in the gut. Be sure to look for foods brined in salt instead of vinegar to ensure a viable microbial population. Miso, unfiltered, unrefined apple cider vinegar, and kombucha are all fantastic sources. Ultimately, we want to protect our gardens and cultivate them to reduce the risk for chronic disease. Three things you can do today to support your gut heath: • Consume a balanced diet of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grass-fed meats, and pasture-raised eggs. • Drink filtered water to reduce your exposure to chlorine. • Eat one serving of fermented foods daily; kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, unsweetened coconut milk yogurt, salt-brined pickles, coconut kefir and miso. Charlotte LaGuardia is a Clinical Nutritionist at STANDwellness, standwellness.com
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S P A C E A modern Montauk home, designed by Bruce Nagel & Partners Architects, overlooks the ocean with decks made from silvered ipe wood, resembling driftwood.
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With Driftwood, Blaze Makoid Architecture has created a Bridgehampton retreat that combines the best of natural beauty, sophistication, calm and hospitality.
”I didn’t want to take away from the beautiful surroundings,” says the home’s owner, Derick Brown. Below, a chandelier by John Pomp lights up the reclaimed oak Parsons table.
For an architect, each house is a kind of puzzle to piece together, composed of raw land, strong, elegant materials, and—most variable of all—the desires and needs of the client. In the case of Driftwood, a house on a densely forested site in Bridgehampton, one piece of the puzzle was “creating some grandeur when you pull up to the house,” says architect Blaze Makoid, whose Bridgehampton-based firm worked with homeowners Derick Brown, director of Grey Matter Interior Design in New York City, and his husband, Ron, who works for an asset management company, to create a welcoming “sense of arrival.” That turned out to be, literally, a tall order: Instead of the usual wood door, a massive glass door took pride of place at the front of the house. “We also decided to create a
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design, says Brown, who relied on a range of soft whites, grays and blacks sourced from a piece of beautiful driftwood he and Ron found on the beach. “I tamped down on colors and chose a serene palette,” says Brown. He also chose not to have a lot of competing elements, so from the moment you enter, “you feel relaxed in the home.” Furnishings and textures are exquisitely simple, but not in that ‘don’t touch’ minimalist way some interiors have. And from day one, the house has lived up to its expectations. On that day, after undertaking the daunting task of categorizing the 1,700 bottles of wine in Ron’s collection with two good friends, the foursome toasted the new space and the future good times in it with a bottle of Poetry, a favorite cabernet. blazemakoid-architecture.com
two-story glass ‘wall’ on the front elevation, which showcases stairs that communicate between floors and become a central element to the house,” says Makoid. The staircase “acts as a visual stop,” he adds, while that glorious expanse of glass allows you to see right through to the backyard. The pool, also a visual treat with its dark interior, mirrors the lush natural beauty surrounding it. Sunlight fills the house all day long, gently waking up sleepyheads in the morning in the master bedroom, then illuminating a scenic sunset over the treetops for guests having supper on the west side of the structure. “We were able to site the house in a way that works quite well with natural light, from sunrise to sunset,” says Makoid. The interiors were inspired by Japanese and Danish
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The spare, elegant master bath A curved, multilevel, railed staircase connects the floors.
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Dutch-born interior designer Iris Zonlight, of Blue Ocean Design, shares her passion for natural elements and monochromatic colors in her life and design.
“You can never say enough about the impact of the right collection of pillows. From classic patterns to whimsical designs, these linen pillows have a vintage-nautical look, yet are crisp and current.” Belgian linen pillows, $245, available via Blue Ocean Design in a variety of patterns and colors
“Beth O’Donnell’s photography is always inspirational. I particularly like her black-and-white florals, which can bring a wondrous burst of life to any room.” Beth O’Donnell photograph, from $1,500 framed, depending on size, bethodonnell.com
“We are proud to say that the founder of Anugra used to work for Blue Ocean Design. Supporting a business that produces one-of-a-kind organic merchandise for tabletop and home decor—and creates work opportunities for women in India—is a win-win in our world.” Anugra floral print napkins, $42 for set of four, anugra.co
“If the cool sculptural look of these mid-century Frederick Weinberg ‘Hairpin’ stools was not enough, we have topped them with custom canvas covers, sporting grommets and a nautical rope accent. Once again, everything old is new again.” Canvas-covered retro stools, price upon request, available via Blue Ocean Design in custom detailing
“I like to hunt for accessories and that one special item that is the finishing touch in a room. Sag Harbor and all the Hamptons’ village shops are always inspiring and full of unique finds.”
“These matelas [cushions] remind me of my summers spent in Saint-Tropez. They’re easily transportable beach-goers that bring lounging to a luxurious level.” Matelas “cushions,” price upon request, available via Blue Ocean Design in a variety of fabrics and colors, blue-ocean-design.com 60
“We enjoy mixing new and vintage in our projects, and are fans of these vintage chairs upholstered in faux sheepskin.” Vintage faux sheepskin chairs, $525, available at Black Swan Antiques, 26 Main St., Sag Harbor
“Besides the smell of the ocean in the summer, the Bougie Vestimentale Classic Ambre is the most sexy fragrance in the Hamptons.” Monc XIII Bougie Vestimentale Classic Ambre by Mad et Len Candle, $265, monc13.com
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just bare soil is left. “The existing lawn is stripped and the soil is then tilled several times to kill off the undesirable grass species,” he explains. (Though herbicides can be used to get rid of the lawn, LaGuardia doesn’t recommend them.) Then the area has to be seeded or filled with plugs of native grass. Seeding the meadow is best done in September when weed seeds and herbaceous plants are dormant and won’t take over. Annual wildflowers add pop, but have to be replanted every year, LaGuardia explains. Perennial flowers will come back, but they only bloom for a couple of weeks (he prefers a mix of annuals and perennials or just a variety of grasses). The process requires patience, he warns. “In general, meadows take a good two or three years to establish, and longer to become a sustainable entity.” He’s seen clients who get impatient and mow the meadow down before it has time to come into the height of its beauty. Once a meadow is established, it still requires regular maintenance, such as a yearly cutting in March so as not to disrupt nesting bird habitats (overall, however, meadows require less upkeep than lawns). “The meadow is starting to become something of a luxury item,” LaGuardia reports. “People like to be a little more environmentally conscious and most people who do it are very, very happy with it. They can’t get over what they see—the birds, the pollinators, the butterflies and everything that comes with it.” Not ready for the commitment of a meadow? Even just adding native trees like the bayberry can also have a positive impact on the ecosystem.
Any yard may look “green” to the city dwellers who flock to the Hamptons on weekends. Ironically, however, one of the best ways to establish a truly environmentally friendly ecosystem, one that’s a haven for butterflies, bees and birds, is to replace the ubiquitous lawn with a meadow filled with a variety of native plants, grasses and trees. “We have created these yards that are pretty low-diversity in terms of species, especially native plants,” says Polly Weigand, executive director of the Long Island Native Plant Initiative. “But there is a lot that can be done in a yard.” And it’s not an all-or-nothing proposition: “Even one native plant can provide habitat.” Meadows full of native plants encourage the natural ecosystem of the Hamptons to flourish and provide homes and food for butterflies and birds. In addition, indigenous plants are adapted to the local environment, so they thrive without irrigation, fertilization or pesticides, Weigand says. “You don’t have all the watering” with meadows, says Christopher LaGuardia, a landscape architect and managing principal at the LaGuardia Design Group in Water Mill. “Also, they don’t like fertilization, so you don’t have to do any of those chemical treatments that lawns require.” Reduced fertilizer use could also help with the recurring algae blooms in East End waters, Weigand says. Meadow plants, like Pennsylvania sedge grass, thrive in the rich soil of the Hamptons and attract more native species. “There’s a whole food chain that starts with these native plants,” LaGuardia says. Creating a meadow requires removing the grass so that 62
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THE NEXT WAVE IN DESIGN
From eco-luxe homes to artful surfboards, architect Tommy Zung finds balance and beauty in and out of the water. BY JULIA SZABO
Whale of a ride: the Orca surfboard, inspired in part by the minimalism of Ellsworth Kelly
Studio Zung’s designer boards for land and sea are crafted in limited editions. Their inventor, too, is cast from a rare mold: The worldclass master builder, with projects all over the globe (including the Crow’s Nest Hotel in Montauk), radiates a youthful dynamism, which Zung credits to regular communion with “Mother Ocean.” Traveling the world Chairman of the boards for work, he never departs Tommy Zung any destination without enjoying a surf session. There’s another explanation for Zung’s remarkable vitality: his passion for holistic living, also the driving force behind Studio Zung’s newest venture, Atelier by Studio Zung. “It’s a collection of intelligently designed, artfully
The connection between architecture and surfing was illuminated by Charles and Ray Eames, mid-century starchitects who created the iconic Elliptical Table, aka the “surfboard table,” for Herman Miller in 1951. Today, architect, designer and avid surfer Tommy Zung—renowned for creating environments that are equal parts glamorous and green—updates that connection for the 21st century. His firm, Studio Zung, goes beyond surf-inspired furnishings to produce actual boards that are objects of desire for wave riders and skateboard buffs alike (art connoisseurs too: The newest surfboard is a collaboration with shaper Matt Parker of Album Surf). 64
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curated residences, sustainable and fully integrated with smart-home details,” Zung explains. These eco-luxurious homes are move-in-ready, equipped with Fritz Hansen furnishings and artwork by the likes of Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker; interiors are thoughtfully decorated down to the smallest details of handmade leather hardware and brass screws. Atelier residences are as marketable as they are meticulous. “Tommy is single-handedly defining the next generation of style in the Hamptons,” says Rylan Jacka of Sotheby’s Real Estate. “His architecture is a refreshing and welcome addition to the character of the East End.” It’s also the last word in convenience: “The whole house can be controlled from your iPhone,” says Zung, who believes that houses should be created for residents’ total well-being, not architects’ reputations. “Families in the Hamptons really want to design their lives so they can enjoy the artistry of living,” he says. “I’m acting as a developer, with an architect’s intention and integrity, because I think the Hamptons deserves it. [But] you don’t need to go to architecture school to understand the energy of space.” That thinking was popularized by polymath R. Buckminster Fuller, Zung’s godfather and hero. As it happens, Zung’s father and Studio Zung’s eldest associate, the distinguished architect Thomas T.K. Zung, was a student, protégé and close friend of the late, great “Bucky.” “You learn by your mistakes, Bucky used to say—and Tommy’s not afraid of errors,” says his proud dad. “Most architects are out chasing clients; as an entrepreneur and now developer, Tommy does things on his own terms.” studiozung.com
Studio Zung’s modernist take on the Hamptons farmhouse Studio Zung interiors let clients “enjoy the artistry of living.”
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FACILITATING OUTDOOR WORKOUTS
The latest trend in interior design? Features that promote fitness, health and happiness. BY DAN SCOTTI
Our clients love taking advantage of the many opportunities the Hamptons offer for outdoor activities, so we design and build spaces that allow our clients to easily access outdoor fitness equipment (bikes, surfboards, paddleboards, etc.). We’ve even constructed outdoor showers, so clients can rinse off after a bike ride or a run on the beach.
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CREATING OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES We want outdoor living spaces to be functional yet comfortable, with deep comfy sofas, wet bars, and outdoor TVs. Covered outdoor lounging areas are ideal, because they shield you from harmful UV rays, are much cooler on hot summer days, and allow you to entertain outdoors even when it’s raining. Fire pits, built-in heat lamps and screenedin porches allow our clients to extend their outdoor time.
CONNECTING THE INDOORS AND THE OUTDOORS In those interior spaces that will be used most frequently (the kitchen, for example), I love incorporating elevated ceilings and lots of windows to provide a visual connection to the outdoors, and to flood the space with natural light throughout the day.
INCORPORATING HEALTHY BUILDING MATERIALS AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS To insure safe, healthy living environments, we try to incorporate the least toxic materials and most innovative mechanical systems. Dehumidification systems prevent the growth of mold; variable-speed air-handling units create an even airflow throughout the home; charcoal air filters remove small dust particles; energy recovery vents bring in fresh air. Filtration systems remove contaminants from the water, and also make our clients’ skin and hair look and feel amazing. We also use nontoxic European paints. Scotti in the pool house of his East Hampton home.
ELIMINATING CLUTTER Excess “stuff” is not good for our mental health, so we try to reduce visual clutter when designing an interior. After interviewing the homeowners to determine what needs to go into the space, we design millwork cabinetry, closets, storage bins and other features to keep things out of sight. So I’m always on the lookout for interesting storage pieces, from vintage accessories to black rubber baskets made from recycled tires. It’s a design challenge I love! Dan Scotti is the founder of Dan Scotti Design, an East Hampton firm specializing in residential development and interiors and custom furnishings. danscottidesign.com
It’s no surprise that people want to feel good in their homes, and crave features that support their wellness goals. Architects and interior designers have recently begun designing spaces that are not only beautiful, but also promote health, fitness and mindfulness. Here, some of their top strategies:
DESIGNING HOME FITNESS SPACES The ultimate way to embrace the wellness lifestyle is a home gym, one that won’t soon be relegated to a storage 68
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From waterfront splendor in the Hamptons to luxe urban zen, summer real estate switches up the pace in style. BY NANCY KANE
The panoramic penthouse living room at The Chamberlain An 8-bedroom home is nestled in Shelter Island Sound.
and sauna. A three-car radiant-heated garage includes a car lift, two EV chargers and four Tesla power walls. World Cup Fever wasn’t the only thing inspiring this house to go into contract: The Springs waterfront beauty (deeded beach rights and marina) was once home to soccer legend Pelé, but the contemporary 5-bedroom has other amenities like a double-height living room and open dining room. Corcoran made the sale, asking $3,250,000. In Montauk, a writer’s retreat is on the market for $20 million. The nearly 3-acre property of playwright Edward Albee, best known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is set on 200 feet of oceanfront. The compound includes a 3-bedroom main house, a 1-bedroom guest house, a tennis court and pool. Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman has the listing. Back in Manhattan, you can soak up the rays of an Indian summer in your rooftop hot tub in this striking Tribeca duplex penthouse loft, offered by Halstead at $7,350,000. Designed by West Chin, this exquisite 3-bedroom, zen-like home features high ceilings and a state-of-the-art kitchen and a fish tank repurposed as a room divider—but the real action takes place on the top floor, where a master bedroom is tucked quietly in one corner. To the other side, a lounge with built-in bar, recording studio and hot tub are perfectly poised on an ivy-covered terrace with panoramic views. Now if only summer could last forever.
While sunny days of summer still linger, home-seekers looking to Manhattan for classic abodes that function for modern families need search no further than The Chamberlain. Rising 18 stories above a nest of private schools on the Upper West Side, the pre-war inspired design is a collaboration from FXFOWLE and Champalimaud, and offers 2- to 5-bedroom apartments, three penthouses and two town houses—all complete with high-end interiors and touches like the option to install a kosher kitchen and Kohler Tea for Two marble soaking tubs. Amenities include a central garden, library and a basketball court that converts into a screening room. Apartment prices start at $2.5 million. A 5-bedroom East Hampton home set on Further Lane has undergone a meticulous renovation. Originally built at the turn of century, the residence features elevator access to an expansive finished lower level, complete with kitchen, bedroom, full bath and screening room. Halstead has the listing for just under $16 million. In Sag Harbor, also listed at just under $16 million, Laura White at Saunders has a spectacular new waterfront home, nestled amid 40-plus reserve acres of Shelter Island Sound. The 8-bedroom features large custom windows and glass doors, a great room with a 6-foot gas fireplace, an enormous saltwater pool and summer kitchen. The finished lower level is outfitted with a gym, steam shower, spa bar 70
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Entrepreneur Carter Burden III adds user-friendliness to the brain trust of high-tech homes in the Hamptons. BY NANCY KANE idly evolving products for today’s smart home are all designed to work together across multiple vendors. You no longer have to buy a system from a single company that ends up being a jack of all trades and a master of none. Today, you can piece together a solution with thermostats, remote controls, lighting and voice control, all from different vendors, and they all work seamlessly together.” No novice to successful start-ups, Burden spent 20 years in IT operations management building Logicworks, a Managed Amazon Web Services company he founded in 1993 and where he is still a board member. He also co-founded and ran business-related Breaking Media, the digital publisher behind Above the Law, Dealbreaker, Fashionista and other titles. Sunrise Smarthome covers the full range of needs in the Hamptons, from new builds and home renovations, to renters who just need reliable Wi-Fi and Sonos by the pool. “We will always stay on top of the latest trends to find the new products out there and have those products in our showroom for our customers to kick the tires,” Burden says. “But, really, it’s all about hooking our customers up with cool stuff that they enjoy.” sunrisesmarthome.com
Thanks to the advent of smart technology, homeowners can control much of their households from their handheld devices, whether they are in another room or another country. Seeing who is at your front gate while you’re still in the city, or turning on air conditioning and lighting as you’re turning onto Route 27 (not to mention adjusting window shades, hot tub and pool temperatures) is becoming the standard. Carter Burden III saw the Hamptons as the perfect place to open Sunrise Smarthome, a home technology company with a showroom in Bridgehampton, to design, supply and install home technology that is user-friendly, upgradable and just works really well. With an emphasis on smooth integration, Sunrise Smarthome maintains perfect synergy with the design of your home. A veteran entrepreneur, Burden started to think about how his colleagues and friends were using the new technology, and wondered if there wasn’t a better way to provide this service. “Everyone I knew who had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art home systems found them incredibly frustrating, unreliable and eventually, impossible to upgrade,” says Burden. “The rap72
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Frederico Azevedo, founder of Unlimited Earth Care, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, shares his passion for cultivating excellence in East End landscape design. gardens, which can be designed in different ways—either in elevated beds, or with planters in sunny areas on top of a deck or patio—as well as cutting gardens for fresh flowers. In a recent Southampton project, I designed a garden along a tree hedge with native plants, mixing shrubs, flowers and ground cover such as bayberry, inkberry, hay-scented ferns, false indigo and bee balm. The vegetable garden was designed with a raised bed and a compost area, and is now overseen by my client’s son, who is very much involved with organic gardening and native gardens. Long borders with mixes of evergreens, flowering trees, shrubs and perennial flowers contour the three-acre property. Many years ago, I created the gardens of the Sag Harbor Historical Society, at the request of a Sag Harbor client who is on the Society’s board. I based the design on paintings, drawings and pictures that were found in the historical house. Since then, we have added more details, and maintained the gardens as a community service. It makes my team feel great to be able to contribute our work to something priceless and historical. unlimitedearthcare.com
More than ever, people are looking to bring nature into their homes and lifestyles. Landscape design is in my soul—it has always been. Sometimes I may forget that my life revolves around landscape design, but everybody, including my children, Livia and Lorenzo, always refer to me about anything related to gardens and flowers. My company, Unlimited Earth Care, offers design, installation, maintenance and lawn-care services tailored to each client’s needs. Our team includes drafters, arborists, technicians and gardeners who work side by side to determine the best way to create and maintain a landscape. We search for the most innovative garden accessories, including planters, sculpture, outdoor furniture and lighting from around the globe. We have been working with organic farms specializing in native plants for the past 25 years. Native plants, along with the right design and soil preparation, address the full spectrum of sustainability issues. These include water conservation, not using herbicides, preserving natural areas and creating wildlife habitats. We are installing more vegetable 74
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As a college student in the ’90s, Kristen Farrell would arrive on campus two days early to deck out her dorm room. “Back then, it was Laura Ashley prints in every shade of blue,” she says. “I had no idea what I was doing, but I had some interest, so, you know, I’d spray-paint a chair and refinish the seat.” It was the first hint of her knack for designing a space top to bottom, and on deadline. But first came a career as a lobbyist, followed by work in construction design and home staging. “I liked the problem-solving aspect—having a vision and then executing it to create a totally cohesive end result,” she says. So it makes perfect sense that earlier this year, she launched Kristen Farrell Home, with the goal of bringing turnkey homes to clients with equal concern for time and money to spend
on a vacation retreat. “It’s really conception to completion in a whole new way,” says Farrell of the parcel-to-percale approach. Functionality comes first, and price points and delivery time are key. “Let’s get product here in four weeks, not 12,” she says. “Let’s buy a sofa for under 10 grand, not 20 as a starting point.” Which brings us to last October, when Farrell was at High Point, the famed furniture industry trade show, and happened to run into Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, whom she’d never met. Turns out they’d always wanted to work with each other. “We followed up with a fantastic lunch,” she says, “and tossed around some ideas and by January 1, we had agreed to team up.” Today, Farrell curates Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams product for Kristen Farrell Homes; a 76
Kristen Farrell Home furniture collaboration is in development. The first results were on display this summer at a stunning 8,000-squarefoot show home in Water Mill that came together in just six months. Every detail, from the pickled-oak floors to the pearl-stitched sheets, was overseen by Farrell and the MGBW team. The furnishings were all Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; the paint, from Farrell’s just-launched 24-color line for Sherwin-Williams, featuring a palette that reflects the soft neutral hues—Salt Bay, Montauk Gray—of the East End. What’s next? Farrell, who recently bought an Airstream trailer, says, “They have no customized program, so, who knows? There may be a little Airstream custom development in the future, starting with my own!” farrellhome.com.
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The former Bulova Watchcase factory in Sag Harbor has been transformed into luxury condominiums with up-to-the-minute features. BY REGINA WEINREICH
Driving up Route 114 from East Hampton—past charming houses fit for turn of the 20th century whalers, gently updated to suit young families too cool for Hamptons potato fields—one could always mark Sag Harbor proper’s entry point by the sight of a majestic (if dilapidated) 5-story structure, a former factory of odd angles on the left, ivy creeping along its red bricks and hollowed, arched windows. Now refashioned as luxury lofts with adjoining townhouses, the Watchcase has stepped up to modernity with a sweet tinge of nostalgia—New England red brick an image of solid structures, in mills depicted in Beat writer Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, as visions of the American Dream. That’s how the edifice started: In 1881 an immigrant from France, Joseph Fahys, moved his successful watchmaking factory from Carlstadt, New Jersey, marrying a local woman. The building replaced a cotton mill that had been destroyed by fire. Legend has it recruiters, seeking skilled machinists, signed them up fresh off the boat at Ellis Island, transporting them directly to Long Island. With economic collapse in the Depression, the site was
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sold to Bulova in 1936. The watches were made elsewhere, but the metals were smelt and cases hand-constructed here, until the Bulova Watchcase factory was shut down in 1981. That early care and expertise distinguishes the factory’s redesign by architects and interior designers, after a decades-long cleansing of contaminants from the drainage system, and transformation into living units. On a recent visit, Dave Thommen manned the lobby’s front desk; third generation from his family working at the site, his great-grandfather arrived from Switzerland in 1890. A fifth-generation villager, Thommen was a firsthand witness as the project, built by Cape Advisors, a Manhattan-based developer, and designed by the architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle, the firm that oversaw the restoration of the historic Grand Central Terminal, went through its long transformation. No detail is missed: The original factory smokestack has become a two-sided fireplace in a lounge area off the main lobby; a precious-metal vault is now a refreshment alcove. Hip, refined and modest, hallways keep the factory vibe, and condos with 11- to 78
14-foot wood-beamed ceilings feature state-of-the-art kitchens, bathrooms and exterior space. Sotheby’s International Realty, which represents the remaining units for sale, enlisted design firms such as Elsa Soyars, Iconic Modern, Meridith Baer and Lynda Sylvester to put their stamp on the jewel-like rooms: plush pillows in geometric patterns adorn linen couches, and bamboo throws add color to beds, to give future residents a picture of how they might apply their own personal style. Iconic Modern enhances the spaces with one-of-a-kind, authentic furniture. Atop an underground garage, a workout room, gardens and renovated townhouses encircle a swimming pool. In a private penthouse, a Victorian-era water tower has been converted into a pavilion, a perch for panoramic views: of church steeples, the Peconic Bay and the waterfront. Sure, there are plenty of yachts. Yet, just a stone’s throw from Bay Street Theater, The American Hotel, and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center planned for the town’s vibrant year-round community, Watchcase is grounded in industrial practicality, without losing romance. thewatchcasefactory.com
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ORGANIC CHEF Elise Swartwood gets wonderfully creative with organic, vegan and raw food, whipping up hearts of palm “crab cakes” with sautéed corn and zucchini, zucchini-crust pizzas with fresh garden pesto and vegetables, plant-based sushi bites with cauliflower rice and local shiitakes, and rustic vegan tarts with fresh berries. Bookings through lilypondservices.com. eliseswartwood.com
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TRAINER International champion windsurfer Jesper Vesterstroem, a cover boy for Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness magazines, heads the Outdoor Division of Hamptons Gym Corporation. He will take his gear to your home and design a personalized workout. hamptonsgymcorp.com
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CLEANER BEAUTY Laney Crowell’s new site celebrates nontoxic living. BY ISABEL GONZÁLEZ WHITAKER them hone in on brand messaging around concepts of clean beauty and authentic living. The website followed in 2017, showcasing stories of nontoxic beauty and body products as well as recipes, and interviews with founders, against a clean white backdrop and an unfussy design. Crowell launched a shopping vertical a few months later, where she features products that align with her mission of clean living, including Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish and earth-friendly bamboo toothbrushes. Today the site, whose audience Crowell says is women ages 18 to 45, gets over 10,000 visitors monthly who check in for news, product reviews and tips, as well as lifestyle videos starring popular wellness-industry influencers. A recent video features Mama Medicine (née Deborah Hanekamp) showing viewers how to create an altar for meditating. Crowell, who currently swears by the YouTube meditations of Los Angeles-based Guru Jagat and an organic coconut creamer by Brooklyn-based Anima Mundi Herbals, knows she’s onto something. A Nielsen Global Health & Wellness Survey of 30,000 people in 2015 showed that the most health-centric consumers are Generation Z (under 20s); 4 out of 10 said they would spend more for healthy products (32 percent of millennials and 21 percent of boomers felt the same). “People are really interested in clean beauty right now,” says Crowell who acknowledges her roots in Colorado “eating real food, spending time outside and focusing within,” as playing a part in her full circle journey. “This has always been my passion.” the-moment-is.com
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It should come as no surprise that Laney Crowell, the founder of The Moment, a content website dedicated to clean beauty and living, spent her formative years in Colorado with “hippie parents in a cabin in the mountains, only wearing Patagonia.” The former New York City fashion editor and beauty executive (who landed her first job at Lucky after she cold-introduced herself to then-editor-in-chief Kim France at Banana Republic on 5th Avenue), eventually tired of the industry’s false standards and photoshopped ideals. “I didn’t like who I was becoming or what the industries I was working for represented,” says the 36-year-old mother of one, who splits her time between Manhattan and Sag Harbor. “I love beauty products and started to pay attention to what was in them. It was a wake-up call when I realized that so many of them are filled with things that aren’t good for the body.” Entrenched in a demanding corporate job at an international beauty company where she was ascending the ladder while scarfing down lunches at her desk and neglecting her health, Crowell started to think about her future. “I looked at where I wanted to be in the next five years, and feeling good physically and mentally became a priority,” she says. So Crowell up and quit in 2016 without a plan—but determined to set out on her own. “The idea of The Moment wasn’t even born, but I knew I needed to change course.” Her moxie was rewarded as she quickly landed freelance beauty clients like Bastide and Jurlique, helping
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“Mindful” is a word that’s bandied about these days, describing the way we all try to be in the moment in a world that whizzes by at lightning speed. It’s rare to meet someone who embodies that idea, but Violet Gaynor, the co-founder and editorial director of the chic, insightful motherhood site, The Glow, does—and in an unpretentious way. Ask Gaynor what she’s learned since co-founding the site with photographer and creative director Kelly Stuart in January 2011, and her answer rings true. “I continue to learn an immense amount about motherhood from the women we profile on The Glow, but I realize there’s not some sort of magic that makes it all manageable,” says Gaynor, who is mom to daughter Plum, age 5, and splits her time between homes in Manhattan and Amagansett. “No one is going to reveal a secret that gets it all to work.” But that’s OK with her: Simply having an open dialogue about the challenges, the happiness and the messiness of motherhood is a core value of The Glow. Readers find that honesty refreshing. Seven years in sees both The Glow and Gaynor welcoming the new. There are now long-form, personal essays on the site titled “Honest Motherhood,” making “a place for women to tell their story of an experience, such as postpartum anxiety, that challenges them the most,” she says. There’s also “Décor Stories” and “The List” that provide advice and useful products to feather your nest. And on the home front, there’s a new baby on the way: Gaynor and her husband, David Nugent, the artistic director for the Hamptons International Film Festival (Oct. 4-8), are expecting a second child “fittingly, on Labor Day weekend,” says Gaynor with a laugh. This time around, pregnancy hasn’t been as easy a go, and she’s relied on Tracy Anderson’s month-bymonth Pregnancy Project DVD workouts to keep her energy up. “Tracy has figured out the stretching and cardiovascular moves behind opening yourself up,” says Gaynor. “The truth is it’s like preparing for a marathon!” As a healthy eater who “eats whatever I want,” Gaynor does succumb to cravings for flavorful things like olives, capers, peppers, cilantro and various herbs— “the spicier and crisper and colder the better.” Wölffer Kitchen in Amagansett is a favorite meet-up-with-friends spot, and she and David went to Paris for a babymoon in April, where “I ate my way through the city,” says Gaynor. She singled out Chez Julien’s delicious tomato and poached egg salad, and the perfectly cooked chateaubriand steak and house-made frites, as blissfully memorable dishes. After all, one can be “mindful” about yummy food too, especially when eating for two. theglow.com.
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Violet Gaynor, founder of theglow.com, brings style and substance to her site for young mothers. BY DONNA BULSECO PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLAIBORNE SWANSON FRANK
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Get shape and shimmer at the Blushington beauty bar’s pop-up at Brownings Fitness. BY TATIANA BONCOMPAGNI
Now you can get your sweat on and your makeup done all in one place, thanks to Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge’s pop-up at Brownings Fitness studio in Southampton. Blushington CEO Natasha Cornstein says she wanted to bring the company’s signature services out East, given that “so many of our clients spend their weekends here during the summer.” Prep your skin with a mini skincare treatment—try The Glow Getter Facial by Tata Harper ($20 and up) or Beauty Rx’s Glycolic Peel ($50 and up)—before getting a full-face
makeup application ($60) or false lashes (starting at $25). Hamptonites can also shop for emerging beauty brands like The BrowGal, Erborian and Ellis Brooklyn. Prefer to get ready at home? You can arrange to have Blushington’s makeup artists come to you. Either way, it’s the perfect way to prep for a big night out post-pool, après-surf or after your workout. Blushington Southampton at Brownings Fitness, 60 Windmill Lane, Southampton, Fridays and Saturdays, 10AM to 6PM. blushington.com, browningsfitness.com.
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Need a little lift? For the guy who wants to appear more youthful instantly without Botox, fillers or going under the knife, Sio For Him adhesive silicone patches help erase the signs of aging—at least temporarily. Made from medical-grade silicone, the wrinkle-smoothing patches are applied to the face before bedtime. While you sleep, they provide deep hydration and promote the skin’s natural ability to retain collagen. When you peel them off in the morning, skin is “plumped up” with moisture, so you look younger and fine lines and wrinkles appear diminished. Each patch—available for Brow Lift, Eye and Smile Lift and a full-on Facelift—is reusable up to 15 times. $20-$50, sioforhim.com —R.R.
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A new hair regrowth product, Nutrafol, gets dramatic results through the rejuvenating powers of botanicals. BY JULIA SZABO proprietary, doctor-formulated solution— which includes anti-inflammatory curcumin and adaptogenic ashwagandha—works to nurture the hair follicles, those sheaths of cells and connective tissue that surround each hair at its root. Taking four capsules once daily encourages hair regrowth by feeding the follicles with nutraceuticals that, in turn, Giorgos Tsetis and support the body’s whole health, espeRoland Peralta cially its anti-inflammatory response. Of course there are side effects—but unlike with hair-loss pharmaceuticals, Nutrafol’s are all positive and require no scary warnings. Users report benefits ranging from faster-growing nails to increased energy levels. “In 2015, I had open heart surgery, and after my nuclear test, experienced a huge amount of hair loss,” recalls one Nutrafol customer. Formerly proud of her wavy, jet-black tresses, she resigned herself to deploying hair spray to hide her bald patches. “When I started taking Nutrafol, I noticed that I was shedding much less,” she says, “and after eight months, it made a phenomenal difference in the quality and texture of my hair: It’s softer, thicker, and shinier. Plus, I sleep better at night, handle stress better, and the skin on my face is softer, too. I can be bold and wear my hair in any style: curly, straight, up or down.” Not just a satisfied customer, in 2017, she applied for a job with the company, and now works in sales to spread Nutrafol’s #keepgrowing message: “Nutrafol improved my life,” she says, “not just my hair.” nutrafol.com
We tend to think of hair in cosmetic terms, as a beauty feature. But Giorgos Tsetis, a former model with a mane of dark blond curls, knows the truth: that hair is an excellent barometer of overall wellness. Genetically predisposed to androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness), Tsetis, 33, began losing his hair in his early 20s, and decided to be proactive, faithfully taking the doctor-prescribed DHT blocker Finasteride. Soon after, he experienced the medication’s most devastating side effect: loss of interest in sex. Still, Tsetis didn’t want to wind up bald, so he continued taking the drug for another five years. In the meantime, his friend Roland Peralta kicked thyroid cancer, only to be diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Exploring natural therapies to combat the pain of RA, Peralta noticed a pleasant phenomenon: his hair started growing back. At dinner with Tsetis, the conversation turned to hair loss. Recognizing an opportunity to fill a need, and highly motivated to regenerate their own hair, the two resolved to find an effective remedy that doesn’t compromise quality of life. A new brand was born: Nutrafol, a product line clinically shown to improve hair growth performance botanically, with no interference from damaging chemicals. “The problem with pharmaceuticals is that they only target one hair-loss trigger,” Tsetis says. “With Nutrafol, we take a holistic approach. We stepped back and asked, What are the root causes that lead to healthy hair?” Nutrafol’s
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THE NATUROPATHICA EFFECT
In this passage from her new book, Naturopathica founder and CEO Barbara Close offers no-nonsense wisdom on achieving healthy skin the holistic way.
Clean ingredients that support the skin’s health are the essence of Naturopathica.
The purpose of cleansing is to remove dirt and excess oil, both of which can block pores and lead to breakouts. Skin cleansers are typically made up of three main ingredients: a surfactant, or wetting agent, to reduce surface tension on the skin; oil, to help dissolve grease; and water, to wash away dirt and grime. A cleanser must break down the hydrolipid barrier of the skin, the delicate layer of surface lipids made up of oil and water. Unfortunately, this is not as easy as it sounds. Your gut is not the only place brimming with beneficial bacteria; your skin also has its own microbiome, a collection of millions of tiny organisms on its surface. Using cleansers loaded with antimicrobial ingredients or harsh surfactants wipe out the good bacteria. A good skin cleanser will not strip the hydrolipid layer, which would take away the naturally good oils of the skin. Nor will it alter the slight level of acidity that is normally found in the skin and acts as a barrier to limit bacterial overgrowth. This is why you should never use soap, even handmade soap, on your face. Its alkalinity will upset the pH balance, cause irritation and leave the skin feeling taut. After cleansing, you’ll want to tone your skin. A toner corrects the pH balance of the skin. Toners can also deliver beneficial ingredients, such as those in essential oils, to the skin. For example, some toners, called floral waters
HOLISTIC BEAUTY BASICS: 4 EASY STEPS
The essence of holistic skin care is simplicity, not a vast assortment of bottles and jars containing ingredients with seven syllables in their names. What your skin really wants is a dose of common sense and TLC. For most of us, this might be as simple as using the correct cleanser or applying a vitamin-rich avocado oil at night. 98
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STEP 1: CLEANSE, DON’T STRIP
We all seek remedies that will unravel the mysteries of our skin’s constantly evolving landscape and provide the key to guaranteed radiance. But as much as I want clear, radiant skin, I have to believe in the process by which it is achieved. If there is one thing I cannot face in a beauty regimen, it is a heavy dose of hype. What I am looking for is true skin care: an attainable, gentle, results-driven practice that produces honest beauty, while assuring me that I am not damaging my skin or compromising my health. I also don’t believe this should require dozens of excessively expensive products. This school of thought begins with an understanding that your skin is itself a vital organ that has the often thankless job of blocking out the bad elements—bacteria and viruses, for example—and is always working to protect and nourish the body through processes such as temperature regulation, excretion of water and waste materials, and absorption of vitamin D from sunlight.
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or hydrolats, are natural by-products of the distillation of essential oils. Hydrolats contain microscopic particles of the plant material. Sprayed regularly onto the skin, these tiny particles behave similarly to homeopathic medicines to help the skin stay balanced.
STEP 2: SLOUGH
Exfoliation is the second-most important step in skin care. Your skin constantly regenerates itself from the bottom up. Skin cells begin in the dermis as round, plump, compact cells, but as they follow their journey upward, they become irregular and less firm, finally shedding off the surface of the skin. In our 20s, this process takes about 30 days, but when we reach our 50s, it takes double that, leading to a buildup of dead cells. So regular exfoliation is one of my favorite beauty rituals. The secrets are to not overdo it and to use the right exfoliant. Here are some of my favorites: MECHANICAL EXFOLIATION It’s likely the skin scrubs you are most familiar with are “mechanical” versions, which you use to physically rub the dead skin cells off. Avoid those, as the irregular surface particles tear at the skin and actually promote irritation. Look for exfoliating “spheres” or “beads” to gently wick away dead skin cells—but only natural ones, such as jojoba beads, which are biodegradable. ENZYMATIC EXFOLIATION Fruit enzymes are a step up from mechanical exfoliation, as they penetrate the skin more deeply. Not only will you get a deeper peel, but the aromatic bouquet from the fruit pulp makes for an intoxicating beauty ritual; do it two or three times a week. Look for pear enzymes to renew the skin, pumpkin to detoxify, or cherry to brighten. HYDROXY ACIDS Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are derived from various sources, such as sugarcane, to form glycolic acid; or milk, to produce lactic acid. AHAs penetrate the skin more deeply, dissolving the intracellular “glue” of the epidermis. Beta hydroxy acid (BHA), also known as salicylic acid, is derived from willow bark. Used sparingly, these exfoliants have the added benefit of stimulating new collagen and elastin.
STEP 3: TREAT
Burdock is used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote healthy, radiant skin.
STEP 4: FORTIFY
Now that you have prepared your palette, so to speak, by removing a layer of dead skin cells, it’s time to treat the skin with a serum or concentrate. Unlike moisturizers, these powerful formulas do not contain oil and have smaller molecules to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin with a high concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. If you are in your 30s or older, this step will make a huge difference toward improving the look of your skin. Skin serums are often formulated with ingredients like vitamin C, salicylic acid or retinols to address specific problems such as sunspots, oiliness, lack of firmness or fine lines and wrinkles.
All skin is thirsty. More specifically, every skin personality is in need of strengthening the skin barrier to protect it from internal free-radical damage as well as external environmental aggression from things like UV light and pollution. One way you can fortify and protect your skin is by using a facial oil. Although it may seem counterintuitive, there is absolutely nothing wrong with putting these high-quality oils on your face (yes, even if you have an oily complexion); they do not cause breakouts. Cold-pressed vegetable and nut oils are a healthier alternative to commercial face oils. They contain more healthy vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants that feed the skin. Moisturizing lotions, creams and balms combine an emulsion of water and oil to help hold more moisture in the skin and to act as a barrier that helps prevent dehydration. Choose a moisturizer according to the amount of oil in your skin (oily complexions will want a more fluid lotion, while dry skin types will need a heavier cream or balm). Keep in mind that depending upon the season or climate, your skin will need more or less hydration at different times. Apply moisturizer after a bath or shower while the skin is still damp. Excerpted from The Naturopathica Effect: A Holistic Approach To Skin Care
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THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH? Leonard Guarente, Ph.D., the Novartis Professor of Biology at MIT and a co-founder of Elysium Health, talks to Purist about the NAD+ boosting supplement Basis, a little white pill that could revolutionize how we age.
RR: Now you’re investigating specifically if Basis may also affect the health of the liver, which would be great, as there was just a report about the rapid rise in liver disease in the U.S. LG: Yes, we’re also looking at how Basis may affect both the liver and kidneys. There’s preclinical data in rodents that would predict that each of the two ingredients of Basis is protective against fatty liver, which can progress to more serious liver disease. We have two human trials underway now. RR: And Basis may also help give you better skin? LG: Yes, people have told us about skin conditions they’ve had for many years that were not responsive to any treatment, but their skin is better taking Basis. This isn’t scientific data, it’s anecdotal. But we’re planning on doing rigorous clinical trials in humans to test this. RR: What else can people do to stay healthier longer, along with taking Basis every day? LG: I think your readers probably know this, but you also need to watch your diet and exercise as you get older; you want to keep the muscle on and the fat off. RR: You have eight Nobel Prize-winning scientists on your advisory board. What role do they play in the company? LG: They have a number of roles: They were heavily involved in helping us develop Basis and they’re also our eyes and ears for new products. Plus, they’re also heavily involved in the essential process of how we can test new products. elysiumhealth.com
RAY ROGERS: According to your research, how does NAD+ (a coenzyme found in all living cells) slow aging and extend the lifespan? DR. LEONARD GUARENTE: We know from three decades of research that the more active these proteins in our body called sirtuins are, the slower we age. Then we discovered the NAD+ connection—we discovered that they catalyze a reaction that involves NAD+. But since NAD+ declines with age, these proteins are not going to work as well as you get older. So the idea was to replenish the NAD+ so you could reactivate the sirtuins, which would confer health benefits. In a preclinical trial, we found that the rodents that were given NAD+ stayed healthier longer and were more disease-resistant than ones that were given a placebo. RR: Why is Basis unique from other NAD+ replenishment supplements? LG: Because Basis also contains a second ingredient called pterostilbene, another natural compound that is structurally related to resveratrol [the antioxidant found in red wine]. It is an activator of the most important of the seven sirtuin proteins, SIRT1. We found that resveratrol worked really well in rodents, but not well in humans because it has poor bioavailability. Pterostilbene, however, works very well, in a much lower dose. So with Basis, the NAD+ is activating all seven sirtuins while pterostilbene is giving an additional boost to SIRT1. That’s why combining pterostilbene and NAD+ is the most effective approach. 102
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MONROW meets Montauk in this dreamy collection, inspired by its West Coast roots and The Surf Lodge’s East Coast vibes. From beachy hoodies and sweats to vintage botanical prints, you won’t want to miss these summer looks selected by Surf Lodge Wellness Director Marisa Hochberg. Find the Monrow x Surf Lodge Capsule Collection on site at The Surf Lodge (183 Edgemere St., Montauk), on monrow. com and at other retailers nationwide including Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, shopbop.com and revolve.com.
Here, local surfer Quincy Davis models the Monrow x Surf Lodge Banana Leaf Pajama Set. Top, $99, bottom, $99
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Candice Miller, co-founder of mamaandtata.com, an online insider’s guide for mothers in NYC and LA, shares some of her favorite summer brands and shopping selects. “This season Miu Miu added the most beautiful accessories to its runway show. The jeweled headpieces and fun earrings were some of the best pieces. When throwing on jeans and a white T-shirt, the headbands make outfits a bit more interesting.” Miu Miu satin hairband with crystals in nude beige, $495, miumiu.com
“The Brock Collection is a personal favorite when looking for something for a special occasion out East. They have whimsical, classic prints that will never expire! You can find select pieces from Brock at Tenet in Southampton (91 Main St.).” Brock Collection strapless floral print maxi dress, $2,590, available at farfetch.com
“I’m constantly on the go between shoots for Mama & Tata and activities with my kids, and this bag is big enough for five outfit changes, so it really suits my needs! I fell in love with its chic patchwork and muted summer colors.” Claire Gasparini Aliya sac, $175, available at LoveShackFancy, 117 Main St., Sag Harbor, loveshackfancy.com
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Whether you’re a visitor or a local, you’ll find something to fall in love with at the TENET boutiques in Southampton and East Hampton. Here, founder Jesse Warren shares a few of his favorite things, all available at TENET. “This shirt works for everyday wear, whether at the office or to eat out on vacation.” Officine Générale Japanese Oxford Selvedge sky blue button down, $270
“Sweaters are perfect for chilly summer nights and can be worn into the fall.” Ganni Julliard Anise Flower sweater, $450
“These Solid & Striped shorts are perfect for any day at the beach. The brand creates swimwear with classic shapes and fun patterns for men and women.” Solid & Striped men’s seersucker swim shorts, $158
“Summer in the Hamptons is enhanced by everyday little luxury items that elevate laid-back days to create an experience unlike anywhere else.”
“Common Projects boots are an alternative to their classic sneakers, and can be worn with so many different outfits.” Common Projects suede Chelsea boots, $530
“Spinelli Kilcollin’s jewelry is perfect for a gift or special occasion. The rings stand out among other fine jewelry brands with their unique designs that can be be worn on one finger or across three.” Spinelli Kilcollin Libra SP ring, $4,200
“Foundrae makes interesting jewelry meant for self-expression by incorporating symbols representing themes such as resilience, karma and strength. This dream medallion with diamonds looks particularly beautiful layered with other necklaces.” Foundrae Dream medallion necklace, $2,850
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“Byredo Bal d’Afrique Eau de Parfum is a cult favorite that smells wonderful on warm summer days. It has elements of neroli, African marigold and Moroccan cedarwood.” Byredo Bal d’Afrique Eau de Parfum, $250
“Brock Collection has romantic clothing that is impeccably tailored. The off-theshoulder sleeves and front slit of this dress add a modern touch to a timeless piece.” Brock Collection Dayna Rose dress, $1,990
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Ramy Brook Sharp, the inspirational powerhouse behind her namesake clothing brand, was fashion honoree at last month’s Hamptons Happening, hosted annually by the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Here, the designer makes shopping selections dedicated to orange, her favorite color and company logo shade.
“This maxi dress stunner has beautiful crochet detailing and transitions seamlessly from daytime to evening activities.” Ramy Brook Stella dress in bright orange, $495, ramybrook.com
“This mini looks super cute either paired with the Alyssa top or with a simple shirt.” Ramy Brook Rosalie skirt in bright orange, $295, ramybrook.com
“I love anything orange. It is the signature color of Ramy Brook. It’s a hue that conveys fun, confidence and happiness.”
“My friends bought me this incredibly thoughtful and special gift for my birthday in the perfect Ramy Brook orange. I love driving it in the Hamptons.” Moke America, Orange edition, from $16,975, mokeamerica.com 110
“One of my go-to bikini brands. I always believe in being put-together at the beach and I consistently look and feel my best in their suits.” Solid & Striped, the Elle top, $78, and the Rachel bottom, $78, solidandstriped.com
“Lancaster sunscreen is as stylish as it is safe. The lotion provides great protection, goes on without a white residue—and its packaging is so much chicer than your runof-the-mill drugstore buy.” Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Touch Cream SPF 30, $27.73, lancaster-beauty.com
“Jennifer Miller is a close friend of mine and she has the best jewelry. I especially like these orange earrings. They add a cute pop of color to any outfit.” Gypsy Hoop clip-on earrings, $125, jennifermillerjewelry.com
“Shimmery with Lurex chiffon details, the Alyssa top is one of our favorites from the Summer 2018 collection.” Ramy Brook Alyssa top in bright orange, $265, ramybrook.com
Danielle Levine, founder of kaval.com, an e-commerce destination for horseback riders, trots in with equestrian-inspired garb just in time for the Hampton Classic (Aug. 26-Sept. 2).
“I don’t think one can have enough coffee table books, and photographer Mary McCartney’s new work is a must-have. In this latest project, shot in the British countryside, she followed a white stallion over four seasons. The resulting images are not only beautiful, but meditative.” The White Horse by Mary McCartney, Rizzoli New York, 2018, $55, rizzoliusa.com
“Rachelle Hruska MacPherson has built a clever business, Lingua Franca, putting sayings that reflect the cultural zeitgeist on sweaters and other cashmere items. KAVAL and Lingua Franca did a collaboration with equestrian sayings. I love the sweater that says ‘Eyes Up’ across the chest, but the ‘Happy Trails’ cashmere travel kit also makes a super gift. Inside the pouch is a big blanket, socks and an eye mask that says ‘Retired.’” Lingua Franca “Happy Trails” travel set in heather blue, $320, kaval.com “Designed in California, Callidae has taken traditional riding clothes and given them a new lease on life outside the stables. Their shirts fit well, and look good at a horse show or worn over jeans or white pants.” Callidae International Show Shirt in blue pinstripe, $205, callidae.com
“August is high season for the East End horse-riding community, as summer warriors see the fruits of their efforts. But you don’t have to be a rider to partake in the equestrian lifestyle. If you look around, it’s everywhere— especially in the Hamptons.”
“Zadeh bracelets are the epitome of wear-anywhere country chic. Made with leather and silver or various shades of gold, the pieces are equestrian-inspired and modern. I keep my San Remo stacked over my watch and never take it off.” Zadeh San Remo 14K gold bracelet, $2,250, zadehny.com 112
“Equiline is a true rider’s brand focused on clothing for competition. However, some of their outerwear pieces are also perfect for non-riders. The Jasper windbreaker is water-resistant and comes with side mesh panels that you can unzip for extra airflow. It’s ideal for summer rain showers, windy boating on the bay or for a fall beach day.” Equiline Jasper jacket in sand, $299, available at KAVAL, kaval.com
“Oughton is an equestrian-inspired accessory brand designed in the U.S. and made by artisans in Italy. Every piece has great detail and is also practical. Personally, I covet the rolling duffle. It’s the largest allowable size for flight carry-ons and it’s perfect for a weekend in the Hamptons or a trip to Paris.” Oughton Limited rolling duffle, $650, oughtonlimited.com
“It’s hard not to include a classic collectible bag from one of the big maisons. My current favorite is this dark green bag from Céline—ideally in medium size. The color is simply beautiful and perfect year-round for work, travel and even horse shows.” Sac Moyen Modèle in Vert Foncé, $3,972, celine.com
Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos of the fashion sensation Peter Pilotto share the secrets of their winning design collaboration and well-lived lives. BY ALINA CHO
bor, diamonds, chocolate and now fashion. We met at school first, and that’s what shaped our relationship. We studied, worked together, looked at each other’s work, and critiqued one other. The only thing that we thought about during our four or five years in Antwerp was work, work, work. PP: We were friends for a few weeks. But then as our relationship started, we learned a lot from each other, we complemented each other, and were really good supporting one another. CDV: We worked very differently, from the start. Peter was really amazing at textiles and colors, more on a 2-D level, and I was more of a 3-D person, interested in silhouette and shape. AC: You started Peter Pilotto the label, and then Christopher quickly came on board. How did that happen? PP: I graduated in 2004, and Christopher graduated in 2005. During my graduation, there was an international jury; [a juror] wanted to buy my collection for her store, and
ALINA CHO: To both of you: how did you first get interested in fashion? PETER PILOTTO: I grew up in Austria. My mother is Austrian, my father is Italian, and my parents had a fashion store there, selling brands like Armani in the ’80s and ’90s, so fashion always surrounded me. When I was 20, I moved to London, where I studied graphic design and then fashion design. CHRISTOPHER DE VOS: I’m half-Belgian, half-Peruvian. I was born in Libya, but I left quite early. So I grew up between South America and the Middle East. I think I was always interested in textiles, clothes and colors. I loved architecture as well, and moved to Belgium to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. AC: You considered graphic design, Peter, and ended up studying fashion. Once you graduated, you made your way to London and started the Peter Pilotto label, but a lot happened in between. CDV: Antwerp is a very small town, known for its huge har114
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see the beach against the sky, the colors of the sky, and I thought ‘Oh, I should start,’ and so I did. I launched the be inspired in a real way. brand with a few pieces, but having studied in Antwerp, I AC: How has your business changed as a result of social had no idea what business was. media, influencers, and everything being available onCDV: After I graduated, I moved from Antwerp to London, because I wanted to experience a bigger city. I worked for line around the world? You can find a dress by going on shopstyle.com, and it navigates everything for you. How Vivienne Westwood. Peter met me in London at the end of has that changed the way your 2006. In 2007, we joined forces approach your business? and showed our first collection CDV: It’s so important nowatogether. days to meet our customers PP: He’d work on the garment, and to be connected, not just I’d work on the fabrics, and on the internet. More than ever, we’d merge the two. At the customers want to have a real time, it was unusual to have a interaction with the experience brand focused on both prints that a brand can offer. We and silhouettes. Often brands have fashion shows where a that work so much in print, as third of our seating attendance we did, do it in simpler shapes. is customers, which is amazing. AC: One designer told me AC: You’ve had two really huge recently that he’d love to start celebrity moments recently: his own fashion brand, but it’s Gisele [Bündchen] wore one a $15 million investment. Back of your dresses, and Beyoncé then, when you were small, can be seen showing off your how did you raise the money to pink suit in her latest video with get going? Jay-Z. CDV: We each got a £15,000CDV: Beyoncé had a concert in loan from our parents. London recently, and after the PP: They might have paid our concert they announced that rent for a year. they were putting the video up. CDV: We started right when The response has been amazthere was a financial crisis in ing. Unfortunately, the jacket 2008. People were like, ‘Are you Alina Cho with Peter Pilotto (right) and didn’t deliver yet—it’s delivering crazy? A loan?’ I think because Christopher de Vos at a Purist event Cho hosted this summer in Southampton. this week, so we’ll see what it we embraced innovation, the does. We’ve been getting so industry embraced us back. many requests. What’s great about London is that you have all the artistic AC: You’ve dressed a lot of celebrities over the years—is and amazing designers, and also support from Harrods there someone you’re dying to dress right now? Maybe and Selfridges, and the British Fashion Council. the new Duchess of Sussex? AC: When it comes to putting together a collection that’s PP: Yeah, definitely. cohesive and beautiful, sometimes you two are going to AC: People don’t realize that a stylist may pull one of your have different ideas about what that looks like, right? looks, but there’s no guarantee that that celebrity will ever PP: I think that the greatest thing about working together is wear it, so it is all a surprise. that we always agree on the important things. CDV: I think we love to be surprised. CDV: We learned that sometimes we need to talk to each AC: What’s next? other a bit more. It’s not that we disagree, we agree on PP: We are in the process of hiring a management team. everything. It’s just, how do we get there? That is quite an exciting moment, because it allows us to AC: You also love to travel. concentrate more on design, which will allow us to considPP: Our first really big trip together, besides going on er other categories that we want to add, like accessories. frequent visits to Peru, was to Indonesia, where we went We always like to take our time and explore different things, trekking in jungles and saw crazy colors in nature. Already and when we feel like they’re ready and exciting, then we then, the era of seeing everything online had already startwill release them. So we just like to explore. ed, but we felt like it was so great to see this jungle, and 115
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WANDERLUST, NEAR AND FAR
The 8th Drifter brings both far-flung and locally made sustainable and natural wares to Montauk. BY SHANNON ADDUCCI
The tiny shop is stocked with handcrafted wooden pieces and items from the owners’ travels.
Undoubtedly one of the joys of traveling is bringing home a souvenir or two from a destination, a token to serve as a reminder of one’s journey. It’s a ritual that both Katie Bencic and Kristen Walles have engaged in during their own travels and one that they have now brought to their new shop, The 8th Drifter, which opened in Montauk in June. As high school friends growing up on Long Island, Bencic and Walles spent their adolescent summers together out in Montauk at Walles’ father’s Oceanside Resort (a Montauk Highway staple known for its yellow smiley faces on the exterior; Mr. Walles sold the property in 2016 and the hotel is now the Hero Beach Club). The two friends lost touch after school, but
reconnected when Bencic returned east to visit her sister. “We would always talk about our travels, and the handmade things that we would find,” says Walles, who spent time in places like Bali and Australia. What ultimately prompted the duo to open their shop, though, came from Bencic’s own hands. The 30-yearold had been experimenting with woodworking, building herself a headboard with a cross-hatch design and an ombré wood pattern after watching her father-in-law, a carpenter and contractor, work on a few pieces. “It looked so simple, so I told him, I feel like I can do that,” says Bencic. After finishing her own headboard, she continued to experiment with other furniture items. “I told her, ‘You 118
need your own store in Montauk,’” says Walles. Eventually the duo decided to open the shop together, settling on a name based on their mutual wanderlust. As for the number 8? “It’s just a special number to both of us,” says Bencic. “I was born in 1988. And in numerology, 8 combines the spiritual and material worlds.” Bencic and Walles, 28, chose a space along Montauk Highway (the former Johnny’s Tackle shop, which closed in 2015), minutes from Walles’ father’s old hotel. After securing town permits for a door and window for the shop, Bencic and Walles created the entire 320-square-foot interior themselves, painting the original cement floors white; Bencic also constructed the triangular shelving in blond wood for the displays. The duo has stocked the tiny shop with handpicked and handmade items from their combined travels, along with some of Bencic’s smaller wood pieces. Walles works with artisans she met while traveling in Bali to supply handwoven pillows, blankets and straw hats and bags, while candles and other apothecary items from Bencic’s road trip to Nashville sit near artwork and photographs from locals like Candace Ceslow and Grant Monahan. Many of the artisans whose works they sell give back to their own communities—supporting schools in Kenya, building homes in Mexico, and donating proceeds to breast cancer awareness and ocean conservation. Bencic and Walles plan on hosting weekly events such as woodworking tutorials and artist evenings, and possibly even opening new locations (“We want to have eight,” says Walles). But for now, the duo is working on keeping hot-ticket items in stock, such as Himalayan pink salt shot glasses, smudge sticks and biodegradable gift cards that can be torn up and planted as wildflowers. “It’s easier to sell something when you believe in it,” says Bencic. the8thdrifter.com
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FOOD IS MEDICINE
THE DR. IS IN Purist’s columnist Dr. Frank Lipman on four foods that stress you out—and 12 foods to tame stress.
When we’re stressed, both adrenaline and cortisol go to work, signaling your body to restock energy supplies regardless of whether you’re depleted or not. The result? You tend to feel hungry more frequently and answer the call with more food than you may actually need. Add to that cortisol’s ability to encourage fat storage, not enough exercise, and some poor food choices—like the ones outlined
Stress. We’ve all got it, and most of us would love to have a lot less of it. While there are many healthy ways to combat it—starting with meditation and regular exercise—how you eat plays a big role in how well you manage stress. For example, during those times when life is crazy busy or things are tough at work or home, are you feeding your body or are you feeding the release of more stress hormones? 122
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healthy serving of good-for-you antioxidants. Drink your tea straight, without milk, which can reduce absorption of tea’s antioxidants. GREEN JUICE: To revive, re-energize and replenish your energy reserves, mix a high-quality green powder with water for a jitter-free, nutrient-rich energy boost.
below—and you’ve got a recipe for rapid weight gain and a host of serious health problems down the road. What follows is a list of stress-boosting foods to avoid and the stress tamers you should always have within easy reach, particularly when times are tough:
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TRADE SWEETS AND BAKED GOODS FOR: BERRY “SALAD”: When you need a healthy treat, think berries. Combine several types in a bowl. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon, flax and/or chia seeds. Enjoy the delicious taste, extra fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid, polyphenols and anthocyanins (which give berries their color). APPLES WITH ALMOND BUTTER: Apple slices with a dollop of almond butter are the perfect combination of crunchy, creamy and a little bit sweet. There’s enough fiber to slow the sugar’s release into the bloodstream, so stress hormones stay calm. DARK CHOCOLATE: A 1.5-oz daily serving of dark chocolate can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, according to a recent study.
1. Sidestep anything that calls itself an energy or coffee drink. When you’re stressed out, the last thing your body and brain needs is a dose of caffeine, with or without a side of high-fructose corn syrup. While a grande latte or Red Bull may give you the initial lift you’re looking for, you also get the inevitable crash, which leaves you feeling agitated and down. Drink more throughout the day to help you push through, and by the time bedtime rolls around, you’ll be exhausted, irritable, struggling to fall asleep—and even more stressed. 2. Lay off sweet stuff and baked goods. Tempting as it may be to hit the cookie jar, sweets will give you a quick energy surge at the cost of insulin resistance and weight gain. When you’re stressed, the overproduction of stress hormones, combined with unhealthy food choices, helps pile on pounds by feeding the bad bacteria in your gut at the expense of the good. This gut imbalance can trigger a vicious cycle of weight-boosting cravings and belly troubles that should make you think twice before rewarding yourself with a visit to the local cupcake shop. 3. Skip the processed foods. While there are numerous familiar reasons to drop processed foods, here’s one more: They’re very good at increasing stress hormone levels. In addition to bad fats, chemicals, and factory-farmed, virtually nutrient-free ingredients, processed foods are loaded with cortisol-boosting sodium and sugar, which, as outlined above, are not what you should be feeding your brain and belly when stressed. Much as you may crave them when you’re stressed out, processed foods and simple carbs, like chips or pretzels, push cortisol levels up and mood down. 4. Hold the highballs. After a long, hard, stressed-out day, a cold beer or fancy cocktail may be high on your let’s-unwind-quick menu. Granted, a light buzz may be exactly what you think you need, but, in reality, drinking alcohol is counterproductive for stress management, as it stimulates the release of more stress hormones, putting your system under additional strain. Alcohol also has a depressive effect on mood, which can further exacerbate the stress pile-on.
TRADE PROCESSED FOODS FOR: REAL FOODS: Fresh, whole, preferably organic, unprocessed foods. (“Nothing in a box” is a good rule of thumb.) FOODS RICH IN OMEGA-3S: Fatty fish, like salmon and tuna, have been shown to be helpful in keeping cortisol levels from surging in times of stress. REAL, HOMEMADE CHIPS: Craving a little crunch? Then make your own chips. All you need is a baking sheet, a drizzle of olive oil, and a little Himalayan salt tossed on your veggies of choice—like thinly-sliced sweet potatoes, zucchini, or kale. Bake ’em till they’re crispy, and dig in. HEALTHY ON-THE-GO SNACKS: Eat a handful of nuts every day to promote better blood flow to the brain and add a layer of protection from cardiovascular problems. STRESS-BUSTING SUPPORT: In addition to these stress soothers, I recommend our Be Well Stress Support formula with adaptogenic and adrenal tonic herbs, along with nutrients to help optimize adrenal health and cortisol balance. TRADE COCKTAILS AND BEER FOR: A GLASS OF WINE: As in, one glass—not two glasses, not a bottle. This will give you a dose of antioxidants to lower blood pressure a bit. But remember, to avoid kicking cortisol production back into high gear, less is more, so don’t overdo it when you’re stressed. MOCKTAILS: For a healthier alternative to alcoholic drinks or sugary sodas, make an alcohol-free mocktail by adding 1–2 oz. of organic, unsweetened tart cherry, pomegranate or cranberry juice to 8–10 oz. of sparkling water, plus a touch of stevia. Remember to use fruit juice with a very light touch to keep sugar consumption low. bewell.com
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In honor of the 30th anniversary of legendary East Hampton eatery Nick & Toni’s, executive chef Joe Realmuto shares his mouthwatering seasonal favorites with Purist.
We use the zucchini for our popular zucchini chips—thinly sliced zucchini, lightly fried and served with fresh lemon. As well, I love to make summer ratatouille. I sauté the zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, tomatoes and onions separately and then fold them all together with basil and sea salt. It’s a great fresh dish that can be served with fish or chicken.
Tomatoes are at the height of the season in August. I particularly love heirlooms and Sun Golds. They are ripe and delicious this time of year and can be used so many ways. We get our tomatoes, which are delivered daily and used that day, from Balsam Farms—they are never refrigerated (refrigerated vegetables turn the natural sugars in the vegetable to starch, which causes them to lose their sweetness). One of the ways I like to use the tomatoes at the restaurant is in our lobster panzanella. We grill some Tuscan bread and then top it with the heirloom tomatoes, which are mixed with red onion, cucumbers, steamed and handpicked local lobster meat, basil, extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar and sea salt. At home, I like my tomatoes in a Caprese salad, with fresh mozzarella from Villa Italian Specialties, basil from the garden, olive oil and sea salt—simple and delicious.
We also grow these in our garden behind Nick & Toni’s. August is when they pop, and they are perfect for picking. They can be pretty mild, but some can also have a nice kick to them. The shishito peppers make a great snack when you simply roast and blister them in a hot pan, or throw them on the grill and then toss them with olive oil and sea salt. We serve them at Rowdy Hall with a delicious lemon aioli. Sun Gold tomatoes with fresh mozzarella
Peaches are perfect in August. They are a delicious summer fruit that we usually get at the Farmer’s Market in the Nick & Toni’s parking lot; they come from Wesnofske Farms on the North Fork. They are perfectly ripe and ready to eat or cook. Peaches can be used not only in dessert, but also in a salad or with a main course. I like to grill them or roast them and serve with a rabbit loin or pork, or put them in a stone-fruit salad. You don’t need to do much to them and you should always leave the skin on. For dessert simply cut them in half, brush with a little bit of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon and throw on the grill. After grilling I drizzle them with honey and serve with vanilla ice cream. nickandtonis.com
Corn is also at the peak season in August. We get our corn at Balsam Farms—it’s sweet and delicious. We get a delivery of corn daily, so that once again, it never hits the fridge. I like my corn simple—on the cob with mayo, queso fresco and chili powder, like we serve it at La Fondita. At Nick & Toni’s, it’s delicious in a risotto, which I like to serve with pan-roasted sea scallops.
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With summer heat and humidity at its worst, you probably feel like you’re drinking water nonstop. What’s great for your health, however, can get tedious for your taste buds. “Staying hydrated is so important for your body to function optimally, but you don’t have to drink it plain if you find the taste boring,” says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN and owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in the New York City area. To get the amount of fluids recommended by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine—that’s about 91 ounces a day for women and 125 ounces a day for men—she suggests replacing plain H2O with one of these waters with natural flavorings and no added sugars.
What started out as an alternative to sugary kids’ drinks has become a favorite with adults, too. Tickle’s unsweetened, lightly carbonated waters—which still come in cute, animal-themed packaging—are made with triple-filtered water and 100 percent natural flavors (including watermelon orange-mango, green apple and grape) that are derived from fruit oils. What’s missing? Sodium, sweeteners, calories and preservatives. drinkticklewater.com
Known for its pressed juices in unusual flavors such as apple with elderflower or gooseberry, this British company now offers sparkling drinks such as Apple & Rhubarb and Elderflower Lemonade that are made with sparkling water and pressed fruit for a hint of sweetness. Bonus: They come in eco-friendly cartons. cawstonpress.com
Beyoncé has called this drink made with the water from watermelons “the future of clean, natural hydration.” (Okay, she is an investor). But you don’t need to be part of her hive to try this very buzzy drink, especially now that they’ve added four new flavors like mint, cayenne, cucumber and blood orange. What’s more, Wtrmln Wtr is made with “ugly” watermelons that would otherwise be discarded. wtrmlnwtr.com
As the name suggests, this brand contains only organic ingredients, including antioxidants to support your immune systems and probiotics to promote a healthy gut. Fun flavors include cherry berry lime, orange mango, coconut and wild blueberry. (Note: Core Organics does contain sugar substitutes, organic stevia and organic erythritol.) hydratewithcore.com
It’s easy (and more eco-friendly) to make your own flavored waters. Just fill a pitcher with H2O and add slices of your favorite fruit. “Berries are always delicious, and cantaloupe creates a really unique taste,” says Amy Gorin, RD. (Cucumber is another popular choice.) Cover the pitcher and let it sit in the fridge from a few hours to overnight. For more flavor, add some herbs: Mint and cucumber is a classic summer pairing, as is lemon and basil or rosemary.
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with a team of scientists and an immunologist to create a collection of products that I wanted and needed. And I wanted a super-clean protein powder that would nourish the body, provide an energy boost and fill you up. I wanted a probiotic that would support a healthy microbiome and be easy to take on the go. I wanted a collagen powder that had beauty benefits and tasted good enough to replace your dessert. I wanted a way to strengthen and support the areas that show signs of aging first: your hair, skin and nails. You need to feel good to take care of others and to take care of yourself. Everything in EVOLUTION_18 has this purpose. My products not only use high-quality and effective ingredients, but they actually taste really, really good. This was huge for me. I wanted something that tastes just as good mixed in to your favorite smoothie as it does added to a glass of water. Why sacrifice this if you don’t have to? When something tastes good, adding it to your routine and making the healthy choice doesn’t feel like a chore. Even before it became a trend, I believed that a beauty brand could (and should) be about being healthy. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it. It’s as simple as that. This is just the beginning of EVOLUTION_18 and my passion for products that support beauty from the inside out. evolution18.com
It was in my early days as a makeup artist that I first realized the impact the food I was eating had on how I looked and felt. I started avoiding the craft services catering on set and brought my own food along with me. I’d pack a bag of berries or some brown-rice crackers and stay away from certain things (the pastries, the cookies, the breads...) and when I did that, I instantly saw an improvement. It wasn’t even about being thin, it was about feeling better. With over Jazzing up Bobbi 25 years’ experience in Brown’s new the industry, health and EVOLUTION_18 Vanilla wellness is not somebedtime smoothie that sates dessert cravings. thing new for me. I have always believed that the better you take care of yourself on the inside, the better you’ll look on the outside. I also know what it is like to open your cupboard and feel totally overwhelmed. I’ve tried the supplements that promise glowing skin, the shakes that swear to improve mental clarity, and I’ve mixed together plenty of my own concoctions. I know what it is like to be stressed out and to have angst about what you’re putting in your body. Feeling like if you’re enjoying it, there must be something wrong with it. It doesn’t have to be that way—you can be healthy and enjoy life. I created EVOLUTION_18 to make it all easier. In the same way I went about developing my cosmetics, I didn’t wait around for a report on the latest trends to dictate my next move. I didn’t need someone else to tell me that you are only as good as you feel. So, I partnered 128
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WHY YOUâ€™LL LOVE IT: Wow! It is a lobster boil served at a picnic table in a covered patio for 6-8 people, which includes whole lobsters, clams, shrimp, andouille sausage, potatoes, corn, summer vegetables, wood-fired bread and a seasonal cobbler served warm (that will make you break whatever diet you are on!). The waiter comes over with two very large pots of what seems like an endless amount of seafood for all to enjoy. empsummerhouse.com
I come out to Southampton year-round, and consider my home out East my happy place. I love to eat, and eat healthy, so I am always up for finding creative new dishes at our local spots. What better time to enjoy seafood than the waning days of summer? Here are six places not to be missed on your seafood crawl throughout the East End.
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DURYEA’S, MONTAUK WHAT TO GET: Lobster Cobb salad WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Now this is what I call a salad! It is as big as it is fabulous, served with a housemade tarragon dressing and topped with shaved Fairview Farm cheddar cheese, smoked bacon crispy bits, diced avocado, chopped hard-boiled eggs and local heirloom cherry tomatoes. Definitely a share plate—serves 2-3 people. duryealobsters.com
WHAT TO GET: Steamed mussels and French fries (definitely worth splurging on) WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Feast on a plentiful pot of mussels in white wine and garlic, at such a beautiful location. Make sure to pack your appetite and dance moves, as lunch quickly turns into a party. Feel free to dance, and burn off those calories! sunsetbeachli.com Steamed mussels and fries at Sunset Beach
Enjoy the view at Duryea’s while savoring the seafood.
SHINNECOCK LOBSTER FACTORY, SOUTHAMPTON WHAT TO GET: Make-your-own lobster roll WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Very casual and super fun for everyone to be able to pick what they want. Choose from a selection of toppings including local tomatoes, fresh lemon, marinated mixed peppers and applewood-smoked bacon, to make your own roll however you like. Be sure to order a side of corn with secret seasoning. shinnecocklobsterfactory.com
COWFISH, HAMPTON BAYS WHAT TO GET: Mahi mahi sandwich WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cowfish is one of my go-to places year round for the freshest mahi mahi sandwiches. You can always skip the bread and order the fish atop their legendary North Fork salad composed of Brussels sprouts leaves, dried berries, manchego cheese, macadamia nuts and bacon. cowfishrestaurant.com
LE BILBOQUET, SAG HARBOR WHAT TO GET: Crab and avocado salad WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: The scene, the view, the food…this is a gem located on the Sag Harbor marina. The crab and avocado salad is light, fresh and big enough to share—the perfect appetizer. 631.808.3767 131
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Citarella owner Joe Gurrera turns beginner fish fans into big fish (at least in the kitchen) with his first cookbook, Joe Knows Fish. BY ABBY TEGNELIA
Joe Gurrera (right) with John Nolan, who captains his fishing family’s 82-foot boat, Sea Capture.
recalls. “Then I just said, ‘Sorry, not going.’ I stayed in the family business. My father couldn’t stand it. But I became an entrepreneur and applied myself.” Aside from hosting issues like “Will they eat a whole fish?” Gurrera says that cooking seafood is intimidating because it demands more tender loving care than throwing a burger on the grill. “It requires more precision,” he says. “You have to pay attention— but for such a short period of time. If the cellphone rings, don’t answer it! The fish will be done in a matter of minutes. It’s so easy!” With Joe Knows Fish, “Mr. Citarella” also vows to bring more diverse seafood meals to fish fans in land132
locked states by showing exactly how to source everything from salmon or skate to calamari or lobster. (He’s quick to point out that Citarella also ships.) Joe Knows Fish also features photos of raw and cooked seafood to illustrate exactly what to buy: “All fresh fish should look like it does on your HDTV—bright and sharp,” he says. Gurrera’s favorites include (you guessed it) whole fish, plus soft-shell crabs and mussels. But he savors it all, from heartier fish steaks to omega-3rich salmon skin. “Grilling, poaching, baking—if you eat like that every day,” he promises, “you’ll be very happy within a month.” Turn for one of Gurrera’s favorite recipes.
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If anyone knows fish, it’s Joe Gurrera, owner of the famed seafood emporium Citarella. And he’s finally found time in his busy schedule (Citarella today has seven locations across Manhattan, the Hamptons, and in Greenwich, Connecticut) to help fish neophytes whip up delicious seafood specialties. In Joe Knows Fish, his debut cookbook, Gurrera vows to take the intimidation out of preparing seafood, including high-pressure tasks such as sourcing from the best fishmongers and serving guests whole grilled fish. (In his typical no-holds-barred manner, Gurrera recommends simply serving fish whole, and eaters picky about bones will have to deal with it.) “I’ve been wanting to write this for 15 years,” he says of his book, which was photographed entirely at his Bridgehampton home. “I never had the time when I was growing my business. This was the time.” Seafood is his lifelong passion. “I can honestly tell you that I’ve never said that I need a vacation,” Gurrera says. “I love what I do.” The son of an Italian immigrant fishmonger, he grew up tagging along with Dad as he shopped New York City’s bustling fish markets. “I graduated from St. John’s and was planning on law school,” Gurrera
The Orchard at Topping Rose House has been redesigned to celebrate the outdoors as we have launched TOPPING ROSÉ GARDEN. The Garden is now an extension of the Jean Georges dining room with an outdoor menu created by JG himself for a perfect afternoon and evening of outdoors dining in the Hamptons. In addition to the daily food menu, a variety of rosés are celebrated in the garden to fulﬁll a summer of what the Hamptons does best. The add day dining menu is accompanied by live bands or DJs on the weekend and will host a variety of events this summer including a 4th of July picnic and pool party along with Monte Carlo casino night in early August.
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A TASTY DISH FOR ANY TIME OF YEAR FROM JOE KNOWS FISH SERVES 4 4 dozen raw littleneck clams 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 16 garlic cloves, finely minced ½ cup dry white wine 1½ lbs. skinless monkfish fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces Put the clams in a colander or directly in the sink and rinse them thoroughly (use a sink sprayer if you have one). Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan over low heat and add the garlic. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the garlic turns light golden brown. Add the clams and wine and cover the pan. Increase the heat to medium-high and steam the clams until they open, about 8 minutes. Using tongs, remove the open clams, still in their shells, from the pot and set aside. There may be some clams that take longer to open than others, so continue cooking those for a few more minutes. After that, discard any clams that do not open. Increase the heat if needed to bring the clam broth back to a gentle simmer, add the monkfish to the pan, and cover. Allow the fish to cook in the broth for 5 minutes. Transfer the fish, clams and broth to a large serving bowl or four individual bowls. Serve hot.
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Tis the season for that pale-pink summer refresher. Here’s what’s best to pair it with. BY NILS BERNSTEIN Provençal rosé. Grenache is a richer grape, but it actually brings a levity to rosés—it doesn’t have a chance to darken and get angry—while cinsault brings a strawberry note. These help brighten the dish. Then Syrah brings an earthiness and umami quality, which matches with those same qualities in these salads.”
It’s no secret that rosé and summer are a perfect duo. Even better, rosé—from Provence, in particular—is one of the most versatile wines as it pairs well with many foods, especially the lighter dishes of the season. Classic Provençal rosé is a gorgeous pale-salmon color, bursting with fruit, but redolent of the herbs and wildflowers that blanket the south of France this time of year. We asked Theo Rutherford, sommelier for Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits (makers of the lively and elegant Fleurs de Prairie rosé) which barbecue and picnic favorites to serve alongside it.
“Fish is classically paired with white wine because the acidity in white wine wipes the fish oils away from the palate; acidity is a natural palate-cleanser. Provençal rosé is especially dry and crisp, so it serves the same purpose, while bringing more flavor and complexity than a lighter or more mild white wine would.”
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“This is a great example of ‘what grows together, goes together.’ When you think about Provence as a region, the cuisine is based around vegetables and fish—they’d be unwise to make a wine that wouldn’t go with the cuisine. Many wines can accentuate the vegetal or bitter qualities of greens and vegetables, but with the naturally herbal, savory qualities of Provençal rosé, it almost takes away those qualities and brings out the vegetables’ sweetness.”
“Try seasoning your veggie kebabs with [the herb mixture] herbes de Provence. It’s all things that grow there, and some of those flavors are echoed in the wines. With grilling in general, you might naturally think of red wine, but you don’t want a heavy red when you’re outside and it’s hot. Rosé goes so well with grilled food, even burgers and steaks. It really speaks to the versatility of this wine.” deutschfamily.com
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quest. “Let’s just say I could write a book Kara Goldin asks tough questions. Does the about the backstory,” she laughs. The adverword “diet” mean that a soda actually does sity has not stopped her. Pushing the bar of less damage to our bodies? And are we 100 what’s possible—taking preservatives out of percent sure that slathering excessive minflavored water, encouraging a de-sweetenerals on our bodies in the name of suncare ing of drinkers’ taste buds, stripping 40 peris completely safe? The founder and CEO of cent of hint’s plastic packaging, and making the unsweetened, fruit-infused bottled water the industry’s first recyclable bottle top—is in brand, hint, and its sibling product, the newGoldin’s DNA. (Not to mention, upcycling the ly-launched oxybenzone- and paraben-free fruit residues from beverage production to hint sunscreen, is a wellness warrior who does scent the sunscreen.) not quietly accept the status quo. Healthy living advocate Kara Today, the mother of four is taking on a “In the past 13 years, the number of Goldin fights for the planet. new behemoth: the regulating bodies that diabetics and pre-diabetics in the U.S. has skyrocketed to almost 40 percent of the population,” Goldin keep bottled water out of the public school system. “As part of the federal school lunch program, the National Dairy says, referring to the timeline of her massively successful Council decrees that drink choices for grades K through 8 beverage brand. “Ask most of them, and anyone struggling are milk, OJ, and tap water,” she explains. with weight issues, if they drink full-sugar soda or diet, and “But since tap water is a utility whose safety can’t be most will tell you they’re drinking diet. So I ask, what are the fake sweeteners doing? And moreover, why as a society are vetted or easily fixed—as Flint, Michigan, showed us, this is a bigger issue than we want to know—and school nutritionwe still pushing them? The reality is that there is big money ists tell me they struggle to get their students to drink water behind disease—and it’s a very bad reality!” in the first place, I’m arguing that a natural flavored water Goldin’s fruit-infused hydrators offer a path back from is an option kids deserve.” When the bipartisan senators addicting chemical enhancements to water, one built “for she recently met with in D.C. agreed with her cause, Goldin the millions of people like me, who find plain water boring.” used the inspiration as fuel to the fire that propels her purBut taking her privately owned, “purpose-driven” beverage pose-driven calling. “We should do it because it’s the right brand head to head with the industry behemoths dominatthing to do.” drinkhint.com ing shelf space in stores today has been quite the hero’s 138
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SWEET CRAVINGS Summer fruits low in sugar—papaya, berries, pomegranate and grapefruit—can be jazzed up to be exciting breakfast, lunch or dinner treats. For breakfast, we’re loving papaya “lox” with lemon cashew cream cheese. As a light lunch or dinner, try a green papaya salad with mushroom curry and
Indonesian jackfruit or a colorful salad of strawberries with white asparagus and chèvre. After dinner, we’re tempted by the party-perfect topper: a paleo, dairy-free, grain-free, citrus cake with pomegranate icing. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? —Cristina Cuomo
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MOTHER When JENNIFER GARNER is not tending to her successful acting career—this fall, she stars in HBO’s Lena Dunham- and Jenni Konner-produced comedy Camping—she’s overseeing her new business, the organic baby food line Once Upon a Farm.
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Hedoluptasi debit, cuptate mquaspitet es aut quas as here. “You teach your kids by living, and that is what I try my best to do,” says Garner.
J CRISTINA CUOMO: Congratulations on Once Upon a Farm. It’s a brilliant concept, much-needed in the baby food space. I wish I had it when my kids were little. JENNIFER GARNER: Me too. CC: How was it growing up in West Virginia with a mother who made all your delicious garden-fresh food, and how did that carry over into your own household? JG: When I was a kid, I was annoyed that mom made my clothes and my meals. I wanted store-bought clothes, and I wanted packaged, processed food more than anything in the world. But when I got older, went to college and worked in summer stock, I made my own meals, because that’s what tasted good to me, that’s what my body expected. You either are the way you’ve grown up, or you’re fighting against it pretty hard. My kids can all bake. They can roll out dough. And much to their chagrin, their food is homemade. In my mind, my mom baked bread every Sunday, so I try to bake bread every Sunday. Mom says, “Jennifer Garner, I didn’t bake bread every Sunday—only some Sundays, when I had time.” It was so special to have that fresh-
baked bread smell that I’ve always done it. CC: What compelled you to start your own business, which helps parents give their kids the next best thing to farm-fresh food? JG: Ari Raz and Cassandra Curtis already had Once Upon a Farm up and running when I met them. The recipes are Cassandra’s. I was thrilled to jump onboard. Having three children, and making all of their food—I did steam it, grind it, freeze it, and carry it with me—was such a pain, and I had help. It just felt crazy to feed my
Jennifer Garner is as wholesome and farm-grown as a girl next door gets. Raised in a small West Virginia town, Garner grew up the middle daughter of a chemical-engineer father and a teacher mother. She wore home-sewn clothes and only ate homemade, farm-fresh foods, so it’s no wonder she’s taken on a new business venture called Once Upon a Farm that provides that same healthy, all-natural, vitamin-rich food for babies. She’s even turned her mother’s Oklahoma farm into an organic resource for the company, where this fall, her whole family, including her three children (with Ben Affleck), will celebrate their foray into bettering our Earth. It’s easy to say Garner uses her celebrity to further good causes that always involve children and food. She lends her time to Save the Children, and supports The Edible Schoolyard. The Golden Globe-winning actress of such TV hits as Alias, and films 13 Going On 30, Juno, Dallas Buyers Club, The Kingdom, Catch and Release, and last year’s The Tribes of Palos Verdes is also taking on her first dark comedic role as an obsessively organized and controlling wife in the upcoming HBO series, Camping. Creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner say Garner’s character is “messy, tough, and provocative and really, really fun,” continuing, “we love Jennifer’s restraint and comedic timing, and we can’t wait for the warmth and intelligence she’ll bring to our central character.” On the eve of her Once Upon a Farm launch in the Hamptons, we sat down with Garner to discuss all things good for you.
Garner launched Once Upon a Farm at Amber Waves in Amagansett this July.
Oklahoma. It had a big old summer garden, some cows and a ton of chickens. But it wasn’t properly farmed; I think it was because it was the era of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. There was nothing growing. The farm came under my care, maybe a year-and-ahalf ago, when I started working with Once Upon a Farm. We were talking about the importance of organic farms; I said, I have a farm. Nothing was grown on it, so it’s totally organic, with gorgeous soil. We started talking about how it would be a dream come true to bring this farm to life for
kids what is out there, but sometimes I was so busy that there was no other option. Why is it that we say, “That’s like baby food,” as though it’s the worst possible way to describe the texture, flavor, consistency, freshness of food on the market? It’s messed up that there are refrigerators in the dog food aisle, and that baby food is colorless, texture-free and flavorless. CC: Tell me about converting your century-old family farm to organic farmland for Once Upon a Farm. JG: My mom grew up on this gorgeous little family farm in 147
Not just for babies: â€œMy kids love the smoothies!â€?
bread. She didn’t tell me to grow up and bake bread but I learned from watching her. CC: It’s lead by example. So, the Dalai Lama talks about happiness being intertwined with helping other people. How has your life’s evolution beyond acting, as a businesswoman, and working with Save the Children, fulfilled you? JG: A hundred percent I agree with him, and I always tell my kids, “If you’re feeling unhappy, there are three things you can count on. There’s exercise: Just get up and get out of your groove. Community: Find the communities you believe in and commit to them, so that you can be held accountable and you can hold them accountable. That is such a healthy thing, including your family community. And then, look outside yourself, at who you can help. I would say that working for Save the Children has been one of the great joys of my life. It’s really hard work and it’s really frustrating work, because it’s such a no-brainer to help poor kids in our own country get off to the right start at school. Helping them younger and earlier is the way to do that, and it’s frustrating that this is not considered a national health crisis. But, we can move the needle, and we can help, kid by kid, so you do what you can do. CC: What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? JG: Happiness is your own responsibility. Don’t look to anyone else to make you happy. CC: What is your favorite thing to cook at home? JG: A lot of mom food—a roast chicken, salmon, bread. We always have fresh cookies around. I love homemade ice cream. I make a lot of pizza. CC: What is one thing you do every day to stay healthy and clearheaded? JG: Work out, preferably with a girlfriend. Finding a dance cardio workout is just something that makes me happy, and so I do Body by Simone. CC: What are you good at? JG: Parsing through a problem with a girlfriend. CC: Ooh, I like that. What are you bad at? JG: I am bad at a lot of things. Hand-eye coordination. CC: What are you most excited about? JG: I am excited about my family being together at the farm this fall, and celebrating Once Upon a Farm. CC: Being a mother, a professional, a humanitarian, a farmer, how do you manage all that? JG: I have a great team of women around me who help me manage it. I have an amazing manager. She and I have worked together for 19 years, and she’s one of my best friends. She’s my workout buddy and my mom buddy. I have an amazing assistant, who takes the social media stuff on. My schedule is put together carefully to make sure that kid time is protected, so you know that everything gets done that needs to get done.
my mom. The next thing you know, we’ve gone and done it. There are fields plowed, and my mom is thrilled. CC: How do you select the vegetables, and why is cold-pressed really the best way to process this food? JG: We use a couple of different companies who are aggregators of organic produce. The team sources the nearest, closest, freshest, organic non-GMO best fruits and veggies they can. The cold press is just a way to offer something as fresh as it can possibly be, without making it yourself. It makes perfect sense that baby food would be in the refrigerated aisle. CC: Let’s talk about your new HBO series, Camping. What drew you to the obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn Siddell-Bauers? JG: She is all of those things. You can see in the writing why she is the way she is, why she is controlling the way she is, why she can be shrill the way she can be, what has taken her there, and you can see the real Kathryn underneath, who her husband fell in love with, who her friends used to know. And I think that with all of us, there are parts of us that get hardened over time, and we don’t even realize that we’ve lost the fun or the ease of being younger. I love that about Kathryn. CC: This is your first series since Alias, and now your life is full with kids and a business. How is it different now? JG: I could never do again what I did in Alias. It was nine months a year, seven days a week; it felt like 24 hours a day. There wasn’t a moment that wasn’t focused on the show, whether it was learning lines, or learning a fight, or a language, doing press for it. It was total focus, and that is such a luxury, but that is not something that I could do anymore, certainly not with kids and a business, and [my work with] Save the Children. Camping is only eight episodes, a half an hour each. It was a limited schedule, and an ensemble, so it’s not all on my shoulders. It’s just fun and funny, and really light and all about the words, and I wasn’t running around in high heels. I don’t think I wore high heels once the whole time we were shooting. CC: It was such a good show, showcasing women as confident, powerful, strong—you set a great example for your kids in roles onscreen and off, especially with your work with Save the Children. What has been the most distinct way you’ve been able to share all this knowledge about health and humanity with your kids? JG: The most effective way to teach your kids is to live. You teach them by living, and that is what I try my best to do. Every time they said anything I would say, “Say thank you, say please!” Then I realized, they are going to grow up and say please and thank you. They’re in a house where people say please and thank you. It’s really not about me being so rigid and freaked out by it; I just have to live it, and they will do it. Just like my mom baking 149
Kurkova is committed to taking care of herself â€œfrom the inside out.â€?
MODEL OF HEALTH Karolina Kurkova speaks with fellow wellness fashionista Leilani Bishop, co-owner of Botanica Bazaar in Amagansett, about Gryph & IvyRose, Kurkovaâ€™s new line of natural health care products for children. PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAMI JILL
You may recognize Karolina Kurkova from one of the many images she has shot over the years: Her bright smile, long legs and healthy look have graced many a cover and campaign. Her energy and enthusiasm for life comes through every picture. Those we know in common can’t say enough about her as a loyal friend and mother who’s got a fantastic work ethic. I was so delighted to learn that this year Karolina launched Gryph & IvyRose, a line of products centered on children’s health that covers bath to bedtime, compete with tinctures and probiotic remedies. We are proud to carry them at Botanica Bazaar. I was excited to ask Karolina about her vision for Gryph & IvyRose. —Leilani Bishop LEILANI BISHOP: How long has Gryph & IvyRose been in the works, and what inspired this endeavor? KAROLINA KURKOVA: The project was really inspired by all of us as parents. Our co-founder, Rachel Finger, met our other co-founder, Orion Nevel, after Rachel’s twins were born at just 28 weeks, weighing 1.5 pounds each. Through acupuncture and the herbs that Orion formulated, she was able to see incredible, life-changing results with issues that she was having. That got the conversation going with Orion about how to offer alternative methods and solutions to all parents. It was an organic partnership—I had been exploring these types of methods for years. After meeting and being inspired by the experts, I knew I had to be involved. I immediately jumped in, and started helping with product development and brand awareness. We received our first round of products at the end of 2017, and started sending it out to our network of friends, retailers and consumers for feedback. The response was unreal. It proved our theory that people are not only ready for something like this, but they are craving it. LB: Did you grow up in a health-conscious environment, and if not, what was the turning point for you to lead a healthier lifestyle? KK: Growing up in the Czech Republic and Europe, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ place. They had a lot of land, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. My grandma would make everything from scratch with whatever the garden had to offer. It’s funny, because I never really realized that eating natural foods was a luxury, because it’s all we and everyone in our community knew. When we would get sick or have a tummy ache, my grandma would go to natural remedies that her mom would use. From generation to generation, they’d pass down different recipes. I still use some of it with my kids. For me, in the fashion industry where you have to travel in different time zones and perform on camera, a healthy lifestyle is important. I have to radiate a shine and glow, not just from my skin but with the energy that I give on set, too. I know that the only way that I can achieve that is by taking
Kurkova with son Tobin, 9, who has a 2-year-old brother, Noah.
Gryph & IvyRose tinctures are effective? KK: My partners and I also thought that people would be hesitant, but when we’ve been at product events, the elixirs sell the most. Forceshield, which supports a child’s healthy immune system, is actually one of our top sellers. We were so surprised at how many people were open to these methods. They offer natural solutions to challenges that so many of us have as parents, and that’s where the benefit is. We chose that delivery system because it’s been tried and tested over thousands of years in Chinese medicinal cultures. It’s what our experts have been seeing positive results with, in clinical settings over the past 30 years.
care of myself. I don’t just mean my skin, wearing makeup or beautiful clothing, but really taking care of myself from the inside out. And it’s no different, if not more important, to introduce this to our children at a young age, which is what we’re doing at Gryph & IvyRose. LB: I love that you are making probiotics for kids, especially ones that don’t have to be refrigerated! Early gut health is so important for long-term health. Can you speak more about your experience with how probiotics have been beneficial to your children? KK: I use probiotics for my kids almost everyday. Especially when we travel, I really make sure we take them regularly,
“In the fashion industry where you have to travel in different time zones and perform on camera, a healthy lifestyle is important. I have to radiate a shine and glow, not just from my skin but with the energy that I give on set, too.” LB: Traveling and keeping up with your busy lifestyle can be a challenge. What are your health tips, and what is in your travel kit that keeps you healthy and grounded? KK: While I am traveling, I try to keep myself healthy and sane. I do love face masks. I think they are great on the go, when you don’t have time for a facial. They give you a nice glow and de-puff your face. It’s something you can do for yourself wherever you are. I travel with the Call It A Night herbs, especially with different time zones and jet lag. It helps me to relax and get ready for bed. I love traveling with my essential oils, like lavender and peppermint oil. I normally pack protein bars for a quick snack on the go. And, I’m almost never without a color lipstick, as it always gives the face a nice pop, and can go from day to night.
because we are outside of our home and can’t always control what we are eating. I want to make sure that we are boosting our immune systems. It’s not always feasible to keep children from getting sick, and that’s not necessarily the goal either, because it’s important to build immunity, but I definitely attribute my children’s strong constitutions to the use of probiotics, and know that it will serve them well in the long run. If for some reason the kids have to be on antibiotics, I feel confident that I have the right tools they need to build back up afterward. LB: How did you meet Dr. Stephen Cowan? I know his book, Fire Child, Water Child, is a must-read for parents. KK: I have owned Dr. Cowan’s book for a couple of years, before Gryph & IvyRose began. A friend recommended it to me, and said it was a very interesting read. I like how Dr. Cowan uses Chinese elements to understand our children and each other more. He teaches us how to respect and support one another according to our individual needs. I love how Dr. Cowan comes from the world of Western medicine, but uses a lot of Eastern practices. He’s a huge part of our team and how we formulate products. I love who he is as a person—he is so kind and great with kids. I call him the kid whisperer! He really does have a gift. LB: What do you consider your hero product from the line, which should be in every child’s bathroom or medicine cabinet? KK: I will go with what my boys love. For my son Tobin, it’s definitely Call it A Night, which supports a healthy night’s sleep. He likes the taste, and it has become a part of his routine. Both of my boys love the Daily Embrace shampoo-conditioner. They like the smell, and the way it leaves their hair smooth and shiny. And of course, Chocolate Hearts, because it is a little treat but with probiotics. LB: I am a big fan of tinctures, but find people are still hesitant to believe they work. Can you tell us why and how
Gryph & Ivyrose uses natural, organic, fair trade and wild crafted ingredients.
ON BEING RUFUS
Purist spoke with the acclaimed singer-songwriter turned opera composer (and part-time Montauk resident) from Verbier, Switzerland, during a recent European tour. Heâ€™ll be at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on August 18. BY DIMITRI EHRLICH PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELANIE ACEVEDO
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When not touring, Rufus Wainwright enjoys quiet time on the East End in summer.
Rufus Wainwright has a serious musical inheritance. His mother, Kate McGarrigle, and his father, Loudon Wainwright III, were both innovative folk artists. Before he was a teen, Wainwright toured with his mother, aunt and sister. Best known for his 2001 song “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk,” Wainwright mixes melodic grandeur with lyrics that are more poetic than overtly confessional. His elaborately ambitious pop never comes off as pretentious, because the raw emotional honesty of his voice cuts like vinegar through even his most luxurious orchestral arrangements. After a decadent period in his teens and twenties, which included a dangerous flirtation with crystal meth, Wainwright was saved from the abyss, partially by the recognition that his love for music was more powerful than his attraction to getting high. These days he’s clean and sober, and nurtures his wellness through gardening, gym time, and above all, the restorative power of doing what he loves most: writing opera. When his mother was dying of cancer in January, 2010, Wainwright played a work in progress for her on the piano. That music eventually became part of an opera based on the life of second-century Roman Emperor Hadrian, whose story had obsessed Wainwright for years. In October, almost a decade after he began dreaming of it, his opera will debut in Toronto, the city where he has a home with husband Jörn Weisbrodt, artistic director of Toronto’s Luminato festival. We spoke by phone from Verbier, Switzerland, where Wainwright was performing at a classical music festival.
DIMITRI EHRLICH: How do creativity and spirituality connect, in your experience? RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: Well, I’m a huge opera fan—in fact, I just completed my second opera, Hadrian, which premieres in Toronto in October. And right now I’m at a classical musical festival. For me, the opera house has always been a kind of cathedral, a spiritual sanctuary, a place where I seek answers and transcendence. It’s not like a rock ’n’ roll thing, where I want to have fun and lose myself. When I go to the opera, I intend to experience the pleasure and the pain of it all. Those operas can be pretty long! So I’ve always gotten my spiritual sustenance at the opera house, actually. DE: Sell me in one sentence why the world needs a new opera about the Roman emperor Hadrian. RW: Well, we are living in a failing empire at the moment. A lot of the borders that Hadrian created in that period—whether it’s Palestine or Scotland—are still being contested. And a lot of the attitudes toward homosexuality that he had to put up with in the
ancient world are still around. So little has changed, for better or worse. DE: Speaking of opera, you have a flair for making lyrics and melodies from an earlier era feel fresh. What is it about older musical forms that inspires you? RW: A lot of the music I love most dearly is from an era before the advent of recording capability. So those people wouldn’t hear music much—they would make music in their village— but when an opera, or a great pianist or singer came to town, it was like an earth-shattering event, because they couldn’t just put a record on a turntable. So I feel like a lot of the music is I love is still imbued with that immediacy and electrifying quality. DE: A lot of your lyrics are about being heartbroken or teetering on the edge of self-destruction. Do you ever feel afraid that getting happy will ruin your songwriting? RW: I keep referring to opera because I’m in that world right now. And with opera, your personal happiness doesn’t matter; you’re there to write a great opera, however you’re feeling, it 156
has to be great—you have to just deliver. Songwriting, though, is intimately intertwined with sadness and melancholy and defeat. It definitely springs from a painful area, and the older I get the more I realize that songwriting is bit of a Faustian bargain, because you can bliss out with happiness and not necessarily write the best songs. Sadly, that is the case. DE: You have a daughter, Viva Wainwright Cohen. Her mother is Lorca Cohen, and her grandfather was Leonard Cohen. So she’s the descendent of two royal Canadian musical families. Are you planning to take over the world? If so, please hurry up. We have some leadership issues. RW: [laughs] Well, thankfully, I knew Leonard as a friend—I mean, not a close friend, but we were familiar and I love his family, so this isn’t coming out of nowhere. But that being said, certainly my daughter has a lot to look up to. And the main thing is, it’s not a burden, it’s a gift. And whatever we choose to do as a family, and this is true for everyone—my sister and my father—it’s to bring light and happiness to the world. Because as you said, it’s sorely needed right now. But I think it’s turning the corner, in terms of the attitude of the world—people are hungry for substance. DE: How has the experience of fatherhood changed you? RW: For one thing, it makes you humble because it’s incredibly humiliating! [laughs] No matter what I do, or how beautiful my voice is sounding, or how much attention I’m getting from my fans, the minute I’m with my daughter, all of that dissolves and it becomes about the needs of a new person. And you really have to adjust to that. But once you do, it’s such an incredible gift. But you have to be patient. DE: You spent a lot of your younger years touring as part of a band with your parents—Loudon Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle. At the moment, you have your husband, Jörn Weisbrodt, with you. How is touring with
your husband different than family touring? RW: Well, he doesn’t come out a lot, but I am really blessed that I get to play the most beautiful halls in the most cities, for the most interesting people in the world. So when I’m playing on top of a mountain in Switzerland, he comes along so we can both share that beautiful experience. He doesn’t come when I’m in Indianapolis. [laughs] DE: How do you take care of yourself—physically, emotionally and spiritually? What’s your daily practice? RW: I work out a lot, I try to go to the gym as much as I can. I even bring a trainer on the road when I can afford it. I like the banality of the gym, I like how un-spiritual it is. I like how silly it is. Between opera and making music and being a father, I find the gym refreshing because it’s so dumb. DE: Do you consider creativity to be a form of wellness? Sometimes, can’t it also be a torment? RW: Oh yeah, that’s a tough call. I consider creativity a propelling force that gets you to the next point. Whether you’re actually dealing with anything profound along the way, I’m not quite sure. I think if you have a real problem, you probably need to see a therapist or a doctor. I think there are arguments for creativity helping you emotionally, but otherwise, it’s like an engine. It really depends what kind of fuel you pour into the engine. DE: And what kind of fuel are you pouring? RW: These days, sparkling water. DE: How do you maintain emotional balance in the notoriously shady music business? RW: The main thing is to just constant-
Old Montauk Highway— are you more into summer or winters there? RW: I love it all the time. We are in Hither Hills, so it’s a little separated; it can be a little annoying in the summer, for sure, but when the weather’s great and the ocean’s perfect, it evaporates pretty fast. DE: I understand you’re a gardener. In what ways is gardening a spiritual experience? RW: There was a period when I did more gardening and I’d like to return to that. I remember one of the most fascinatWainwright ing parts of that whole at home, among period was I imagined his cherished gardening to be dull, books and hats. that you would have to have patience. But what struck me is how wild it is. ly remind yourself how fortunate you DE: What’s the next big career news are to be in this position. There are so you want to share? many musicians who would give their RW: The opera is the big one. That right arm to do what I do…and they premieres October 13 in Toronto, with play instruments! So I’m really lucky an amazing cast. to be here, and it is a privilege. Most DE: Sometime around 2002, when you people work tirelessly for no attention were struggling with addiction, there and no money, and there are a lot was an amazing week during which more people with much worse lives you played a cameo role in the U.K. than that. It’s just about being thanktelevision program Absolutely Fabful for the opportunity. ulous, spent several nights drinking DE: You’re performing at the with George W. Bush’s daughter Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Barbara, enjoyed a debauched eveCenter this month—does that have ning with your mother and Marianne any special resonance for you, since Faithfull, sang with Antony and the you have a home nearby? Johnsons—and finally decided that RW: Yes, we live in Los Angeles now, you were either going to rehab or to and we spend a lot of time in Europe. live with your father. You once said I had my Manhattan days, but the of that decision, “I knew I needed an East End of Long Island will always asshole to yell at me, and I felt he fit be my spiritual home. It’s odd, I was the bill.” brought up in Canada, but I spent RW: Yes, well… you have to accept all my summers in Shelter Island and reality. That’s all I’ll say. other places on the East End of Long Rufus Wainwright performs at the Island. It seems to be the constant Westhampton Beach Performing Arts within the storm of my life. Center on August 18. whbpac.org DE: You have a home in Montauk off 157
C O N N EC T 4 Celebrating Purist’s second annual Ideas Festival—the first of its kind in the Hamptons—an inspired collective of creatives, leaders and healers in the arenas of environmentalism, wellness, politics and the arts, share their talents and healthy living strategies at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on August 16-17. Governor Andrew Cuomo, Donna Karan, Dr. Frank Lipman, and members of the Nantucket Project will join Donna D’Cruz, Jason Flom, Mary-Louise Parker, Bob Roth, Alexandra Shiva and Doug Stoup, all of whom offer their stories on the following pages. Special thanks to our presenting sponsors Nutrafol, Sotheby’s International Realty, and Pure Insurance, as well as Iconic Modern Home, The Nantucket Project, hint, DeVito, and Colavita, for their support. PHOTOGRAPH BY MORGAN MAASSEN
Actress Mary-Louise Parker, who will be reading from her memoir, Dear Mr. You, at Connect 4, shares insights on why meditation matters. By Nancy Bilyeau
Mary-Louise Parker has been meditating since some tough times in her 30s.
I found TM when I needed a new prescription or something. I needed someone to give me an order. I studied with Bob [Roth] and found that to be a great way to meditate. He’s been incredibly helpful. NB: Does it become more difficult for you when you’re in the middle of a movie, a TV show or a play and you have that stress? MLP: I’m not sort of daunted by the pressure or a certain kind of stress that comes with work. Unlike my real life, my personal life, I feel much more confident when I’m working. I just try to meditate in any way that I can. You don’t have to sit down and have a mantra. Some people swim, some 160
When you first hear that Mary-Louise Parker is committed to meditation, you might be forgiven for assuming that it was something she mastered and practices quite easily. After all, she’s a lovely, talented actress, with a Tony, an Emmy and two Golden Globes to her name. She’s an accomplished writer, a philanthropist and the mother of a teenage boy and a pre-teen girl. But that would be, quite simply, wrong—she does need to work at meditation, she says, and, moreover, that’s not by any means a bad thing. Most recently starring in the Adam Rapp play, The Sound Inside, at the Williamstown Theater Festival, Parker made a sensational Broadway debut in 1990 with Prelude to a Kiss. She has appeared in movies ranging from Longtime Companion and Grand Canyon to RED, and is well known to TV audiences for her Emmy-winning seven-year-long Showtime series Weeds, playing widow turned pot dealer Nancy Botwin. She took time out of a Sunday with friends and family at her country house to talk about the challenge of trying to make the best wellness choices every day. NANCY BILYEAU: Tell us how you incorporate meditation into the different parts of your busy life. MARY-LOUISE PARKER: It’s among the things that are most fortifying for me. Meditation is something I have to work at. I’m not the kind of person who wakes up in the morning and pops out of bed with a big smile on my face. I really admire people like that. I really, really do. I used to wish I was like that. I’m just not. NB: You sound incredibly motivated. MLP: With all the people around you and the people that you love, you owe it to them to be as fastidious as you can about keeping yourself well. There are times when I fall out of doing everything. If you have children, you can’t afford to lie in bed and want the world to make you feel better. You have to kind of work at it. NB: Did wellness in your life begin with yoga? MLP: My sister introduced me to yoga when I was 16, and I’ve been doing it for over 30 years. I did teacher training and I did teach for a little while. It just went into my brain chip somehow, and it wasn’t a fashionable thing then either. There was one woman on PBS with the show Lilias, Yoga and You. Over the years, I kept going back to it. I must have known there was something in slowing down. Then I went through a hard time in my 30s. I remember one day I thought, “I’m just going to do that today. I’m going to find a great place in New York and go and stay.” And I did. And I ended up practicing a couple hours a day and meditating more seriously, and reading certain books that were really helpful.
people knit, some people do all kinds of things they don’t realize are meditative. NB: What is something that is not helpful? I understand you’re not on social media. MLP: I don’t want to know what angry thoughts people have, or whatever is triggered by me or one of my friends, or what someone projects onto us. I don’t see one possible benefit. The numbers, the totals, the mass of it—if you’re going to fall into that world for support or for your ego, you can’t really do it without seeing all the negative. I don’t want to see the negative things people say about anyone. I ask people not to send me things. It’s not because I’m above it. If it’s right there in front of me, I’ll think, “I’ll scroll down a little.” I’m looking for something bad, a sort of masochistic urge we have or a fascination. It doesn’t help in any way. It’s never going to make me a ray of sunshine. NB: How about social media and your children? MLP: They don’t have it, they’re not allowed to have it. I think my son is one of three kids in his entire grade that don’t have social media. I started to worry and I asked him, “Do you think you’ve lost out on something?” and he said, “Definitely.” And I said, “Well, would you like to have it?” He said, “No, I think it’s ridiculous.” My daughter did see something online that was untrue about me. I could see in her face that she was so confused.
She also thought it was silly what this person was writing. I said, “Well it’s really confusing, right? But doesn’t it make you think about all of the things that you read, they could be untrue also about other people?” You have to take it with a grain of salt. NB: How about the day-to-day of your life, then, without all of that? MLP: I try every day to make the best choice in front of me. So maybe I’m up in the country and I cook a meal for everybody and be engaged in that. I do crafts. What’s hard for me, what’s challenging, is to learn to sit. I had some people at my house in the country this weekend and at some point all of them said, “I’m going to take a nap.” I said, “A nap? How do you do that?” Or they say, “I’m going to sit on the porch and read a book.” I need to cultivate that a little bit more. NB: When you talk about the challenges, it’s actually really encouraging to hear. MLP: People say, “I tried meditating, it didn’t work, it’s too hard.” I say, “Your expectations are too high. If you felt like no stress, suddenly, like magic, you didn’t need to meditate.” It takes a certain kind of commitment. And understand it’s not just for you, it’s for the people around you. Mary-Louise Parker will be in conversation with Bob Roth at Purist’s Connect 4 Ideas Festival on August 16 at 2PM.
WITHOUT THE POLES WE HAVE NO PLANET
Explorer Doug Stoup knows firsthand the effects of climate change. Here, he delivers an urgent message.
year. Those days are now over. I have had the fortune of exploring the world’s Doug Stoup has In December 2017, National Oceanic and polar regions over the past two decades. It witnessed the Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released has been an amazing journey of pushing depletion of sea its latest research, which analyzes the state of the limits of human endurance, supporting ice over the past 20 years. the frozen ocean at the top of our world. This handicapped adventurers and raising funds year’s observations confirm that the Arctic and awareness for all who travel with me shows no signs of returning to the reliably to the ends of the Earth. But perhaps most frozen state it was in just 20 years ago. There salient to my trips, I have personally witnessed are now just 6.2 million square miles of sea the depletion of Arctic sea ice while skiing to ice, about a million square miles fewer than were typical in the North Pole on 17 separate expeditions. the 1990s. In 2005, I embarked on an International Climate Change As the sea surface melts, it grows darker and absorbs Expedition to ski from Siberia to the Geographic North Pole more heat, causing more melting. This accelerated melting to gather data on the Arctic Ocean. I also worked with clican disrupt gulf streams and cause a rise in sea levels, and mate scientists to build weather stations that detect where there’s no end in sight for these trends. the sea ice was moving and temperature fluctuations. The We all need to do everything we can to reduce our fossil most influential climate scientists of our time tell me they fuel consumption and support renewable energy. Or I am believe that sea ice is melting at an alarming rate, and it is going to have to start organizing swimming expeditions to very likely that this is irreversible. Since then, I have dedicatthe North Pole. ed my life to protecting this planet. Doug Stoup will speak at Connect 4 on August 17 at Arctic sea ice extent has been measured by satellites noon. since the 1970s. The Arctic Ocean once froze reliably every
Donna D’Cruz believes that music can be redemptive.
Soulful sounds heal the heart, mind and body. By Donna D’Cruz over-worked, caffeine-addicted and sleep-deprived. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced that one-third of U.S. adults are getting less than the recommended amount of sleep; not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression. My latest offering for those suffering from a lack of good, deep sleep: Sleep Beditations, which combines ancient knowledge with modern sonic, psycho-acoustics for meditation and sleep in a unique (and easy to access and use) series of custom-curated music playlists designed to help you get to sleep, stay asleep longer and deepen your sleep. I come from a family of music lovers who have sung, danced, prayed, laughed and grieved to music. I have sung five-part harmonies in Southern India. I’ve learned how to waltz with my dad, who always seems to have pockets of air under his feet. I’ve learned the tango and the flamenco Sevillanas. I’ve sat with Ali Akbar Khan, the master sarod genius. I’ve collaborated with the Arnhem Land Aboriginals of far north Australia. I’ve connected with the sacred Gnawa music mystics of Morocco. I’ve danced and sung with Gypsy friends of Andalucía, Spain. I’ve learned doo-wop harmonies that became the soundtrack of my greatest love affair. Music and dance have always been a vital part of my soul. Besides love, music is the only truth I know. See you on the dance floor, or in your dreams… Namaste. Donna D’Cruz will lead a guided meditation and also be in conversation with Dr. Frank Lipman and Donna Karan at Connect 4 on August 16 at 1PM.
“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.” —Frank Zappa Music has the power to elevate our consciousness. It transforms us. It offers us deep peace, it relaxes us and helps us harmonize and rebalance our physical and spiritual states. Music is our most ancient primordial connection and can instantly transport us to our most precious memories. I’ve seen an ecstatic congregation of 10,000 people in Ibiza, high and self-medicating, dancing with their hands in the air in a foam-filled mega-club. I’ve sat in front of a group of 50 recovering addicts at Phoenix House, where I use music to give a recovering spirit looking for redemption a pathway to healing. For many among us, including GenZ, millennials and the recovery community I work with, music can serve as redemption. It can, as Bob Marley sang, emancipate us from mental slavery—it is the rhythmic embodiment of one love. Music is a magical transporter that has the power to take us immediately on a transcendental journey. It provides a wordless expression of the soul—both individually and collectively. Music is your meditation in the midst of the madness. Today, along with performing as a DJ around the world, I also use music in my guided meditations at Phoenix House, where they bring comfort, healing and build a path to self like nothing else. I have learned in the past few years that we are in the midst of a world sleep-deprivation crisis. More than ever, many of us are time-starved, device-dependent, 162
Bob Roth has taught Transcendental Meditation for 50 years.
A MAN ON A MEDITATION MISSION
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Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, on finding strength in stillness—and spreading the message of Transcendental Meditation far and wide. By Dimitri Ehrlich As a kid, Bob Roth did not expect to grow up and become one of the world’s leading meditation instructors. Raised in a politically aware Jewish household in Greenbrae, California, he planned on entering politics, but through a chance encounter while a student at Berkeley in the late 1960s, Roth discovered the startling power of quieting his own mind. “Literally, within moments I felt deep waves of physiological relief, relaxation, energy and a sense that I had stumbled upon something that would be very important for my life,” Roth recalls. After meeting Maharishi (the Indian guru best known for teaching the Beatles to meditate) in 1970, at Humboldt State University, Roth’s life was changed forever. “Maharishi was what any skeptical 19-year-old like myself would want a meditation teacher to be,” Roth recalls. “First and foremost, he was a man of science. He inspired me to want to be my own best self and to do something great in the world.” Roth went on to spend the next 50 years teaching Transcendental Meditation (TM) to inner-city youth, veterans and victims of domestic violence. In his role as CEO of the David Lynch foundation, Roth has helped provide scholarships to 1 million people all over the world, bringing meditation to at-risk adults and kids at no charge. Roth has also taught the practice to some A-list names not often associated with sitting still: Jerry Seinfeld, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Martin Scorsese and Russell Brand. Whether you’re a celebrity or a survivor of trauma (or both), meditation is useful because, Roth says, it “produces a unique state of restful
alertness during which the body is profoundly relaxed while the mind is deeply settled but wide awake. The purpose of meditation throughout the ages has been to bring equanimity—and power—to the mind.” Roth is also the author of several books on the subject—including most recently Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, a New York Times best-seller about the mechanics of TM, published earlier this year by Simon & Schuster. “In TM we learn how to simply dive within and access our own inner quiet self,” Roth says. “We learn how to innocently give the attention of the mind an inward direction.” This shift toward an inward direction can prove especially helpful for those whose focus is normally outward on business or the material world. Which is why Roth also directs the Center for Leadership Performance, another nonprofit that brings meditation to Fortune 100 companies, and hosts the SiriusXM radio show, Success Without Stress. So how does Roth define success? “Success is living 200 percent of life,” he says. “That’s 100 percent outer achievement in your chosen profession and 100 percent inner development of the mind and body’s full potential. This produces balance in life. So many of the most successful, most creative people in finance, medicine and the arts meditate because it allows you to have both inner and outer; not sacrifice one for the other.” For those curious to learn more about how Transcendental Meditation works, Roth will be sharing his experiences in conversation with Mary-Louise Parker at Connect 4 at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on August 16.
Alexandra Shiva’s films chronicle the strength and humor of the human condition.
accomplished physician and also a co-founder of the famed Music Corporation of America, which revolutionized show-business practices. Shiva’s background does give her a distinctly diverse cultural perspective: This Is Home is perhaps the only film with executive producer credits for both Hollywood mogul Jason Blum (whose Blumhouse Productions creates edgy blockbusters like Get Out and The Purge) and Princess Firyal of Jordan (a tireless champion on behalf of refugees in addition to her royal duties). As such, Shiva notes, all her films “are stories of people searching to belong.” Her first nonfiction film, 2001’s Bombay Eunuch, immersed itself in India’s community of transgender and intersex hijras rejected by mainstream society. Shiva’s second feature, Stagedoor, was especially close to home, following students coming of age at an upstate New York musical theater camp once attended by Shiva’s husband, the acclaimed playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman. Her most recent work, How to Dance in Ohio, traces the trials and tribulations of a group of young people on the autism spectrum as they prepare for a spring formal school dance. “I’ve learned the through-line connecting all my work is the struggle, humor and resilience of the human condition,” Shiva explains. “How we cope, the subtle drama of everyday life, exploring identity—those are the stories I find most powerful. Getting inside real people’s lives and allowing the viewer to live alongside them is just more compelling than anything else.” This Is Home screens at Connect 4 on August 16 at 3PM, followed by a conversation with Alexandra Shiva.
“Where are you from?” This seemingly basic question are the first words heard in Alexandra Shiva’s galvanizing new film, This Is Home. The answer isn’t always so simple, however, as its absorbing, surprising narrative makes clear. In This Is Home—which won the Sundance Film Festival’s 2018 World Cinema Documentary Audience Award and is now available on Epix—the acclaimed documentarian follows four families after they escape from war-ravaged Syria and are accepted into the United States’ refugee resettlement program. A true cinema verité filmmaker, Shiva and her crew embedded themselves for eight months into the lives of her subjects as they landed in Baltimore in spring 2016 to start new lives. Ultimately, Shiva had over 250 hours of footage translated from Arabic to English to capture the heartbreak, struggles and hard-won triumphs of her dislocated protagonists. “Originally, we’d explored covering different parts of the world where people have been forced out by war and persecution,” Shiva says, “but the Syrian story felt different, with its own unique profundity and timeliness. When we started, we didn’t realize how topical it would become, though—we’d begun shooting before Trump announced his ‘Muslim ban.’” Such stories of ethnic hardship and redemption run in Shiva’s blood. Her father, Gil Shiva, rose from being an Israeli immigrant to become a successful entrepreneur and patron of the arts (he’s a longtime board member of the venerable Public Theater); on her late mother Susan’s side, her grandfather Jules Stein was born to working-class Lithuanian émigrés, yet went on to become both an 164
Filmmaker Alexandra Shiva focuses on the human plight of Syrian refugees with her latest documentary, This Is Home. By Matt Diehl
Jason Flom, dedicated to criminal justice reform, also enlightens as an author.
Lava Records founder and CEO Jason Flom has made a career out of minting superstars, from Katy Perry to Lorde. In his personal time, he’s a champion for the wrongfully convicted. Here, he tells Purist about the lives he’s seen transformed. The New Yorker called Jason Flom “one of the most successful record men of the past 20 years,” known for his “specialty in delivering ‘monsters.’” But Flom has found a different definition of success these days. He hosts a podcast called Wrongful Conviction, which features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit; some of them were even sentenced to death. He is a founding board member of the Innocence Project and founding benefactor of The Bronx Freedom Fund and also serves on the boards of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the Legal Action Center, the Drug Policy Alliance and the NYU Prison Education Program. In addition to his activism, last month Flom released his first book, Lulu Is a Rhinoceros, co-written with his daughter, Allison Flom. The book tells the story of a bulldog who believes she is something else and goes in search of her true self. PURIST: What does “transformation” mean to you? JASON FLOM: When I think of transformation I think of the proverbial caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Obviously, transformation can and does take many forms—including some that are negative—but for the sake of this exercise let’s focus on positive transformation. In my own life, transformation has been symbolized by my crazy journey from being a wannabe Jimi Hendrix to chairman and CEO of three of the biggest record companies in the world, and more importantly, from being a drug-addicted college dropout to a pioneer in the field of criminal justice reform. I have borne witness to transformations that border on miracles in my professional life and philanthropic work; what I mean is that I’ve helped to transform struggling musicians into global superstars and people who seem permanently stuck in a lifetime of incarceration into productive members of free society. PURIST: Of the Innocence Project’s many successes, which
ones are you most proud of? What are some of the ways the foundation has transformed lives? JF: Through my work as a founding board member of the Innocence Project, I established transformative programs including what has become the Innocence Network Conference and the Life After Exoneration program to help recently released individuals who are struggling with the various stigmas that come with being incarcerated to get back on their feet. PURIST: Your father was an influential figure in the legal field and a prominent philanthropist. How did he influence you? JF: My dad, the legendary lawyer Joe Flom, was my hero and my mentor, and he instilled in my brother and me at an early age a message we never forgot: “Do you whatever you want to do. Try to be the best at it. But just make the world a better place. If you can do that, then you’ll be a success in my eyes.” PURIST: You’ve recently written a book with your daughter, Allison. What was that experience like? Lulu, the character in the book who is based on your own dog, has a transformative experience in the story. What does Lulu learn? JF: Lulu is a small creature with a big heart who is determined to be accepted and loved as who she is, not what she looks like. Through her journey, she encounters skeptics, bullies and even misplaced sympathy, but she perseveres. She’s brave, she’s kind, and she knows who she is. That makes her a role model. PURIST: What have you learned? JF: I’ve learned that everyone you meet is fighting a battle that you know nothing about, so the default setting for all of us should and must be kindness. I’ve also learned that the meaning of life can be found in performing random acts of kindness. Jason Flom will speak at Connect 4 on August 17 at 1PM.
The tossing of wind-blown waves, shore-break booms, and rhythmic low-tide lapping have inspired moods, beginnings, endings, love stories, communion with nature, some of the best poetry, and a unifying of nature and humankind. Walt Whitmanâ€™s nature writings lead us down a path to our souls, while Emily Dickinson wrote metaphorically of a sexual awakening brought on by the sea. Time spent at the beach can be simple or a momentary reflection of oneâ€™s own life. Either way, it is the catalyst to well-being. We celebrate August, national beach month, with some of our favorite beach images.
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“I’ve always been passionate about the ocean and the lifestyle that surrounds it. My dad’s [Kelly Slater] side of the family has always been immersed in surf culture, so I basically grew up on the beach in Florida. I always thought resin was a really neat medium because of the way it flows so freely and brightens the colors it’s poured over. When I decided to start painting beach scenes, I thought it’d be cool to paint with resin, because not only is it used to make
surfboards, but it also reflects and mimics the movement of water so naturally. “I first went to Montauk over a year ago with a friend and was sort of mind-blown that it existed in New York. I chose Montauk to host my first exhibit for a few reasons. I really wanted a place that had a strong surf and beach culture, and people who are passionate about art. Additionally, I love being close to the ocean whenever I’m creating. I think Montauk is the perfect mix.” —Taylor Slater
Photographer, filmmaker and painter Taylor Slater, brings her latest gallery showing, “One Ocean - Seven Strawless Seas,” to the Hamptons at The Montauk Beach House (55 S. Elmwood Ave) on August 10. Inspired by her lifelong connection to the sea, Slater creates stunning oceanscape paintings with resin, working in the same medium used to create surfboards. A silent auction will benefit the efforts of Lonely Whale, which strives to save our oceans. taylorslater.com
Downey named this photo “Chris and Roy”—Chris, because it was taken at the time of tropical storm Chris, and Roy, because it was taken in front of Roy Scheider’s house in Sagaponack. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN DOWNEY
Here, Moore captures a vista opening up to the ocean at Flying Point Beach in Southampton. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN MOORE
BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE PHOTOGRAPHY BY MORGAN MAASSEN
The Ocean has its silent caves, Deep, quiet, and alone; Though there be fury on the waves, Beneath them there is none. The awful spirits of the deep Hold their communion there; And there are those for whom we weep, The young, the bright, the fair. xxx
Calmly the wearied seamen rest Beneath their own blue sea. The ocean solitudes are blest, For there is purity. The earth has guilt, the earth has care, Unquiet are its graves; But peaceful sleep is ever there, Beneath the dark blue waves. xxx
An overlook of the roaring Pacific Ocean in Hawaii
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With the publication of The Ashram Cookbook, The Way We Eat: Recipes For Healthy Living (Assouline), the famed LA-area wellness retreat provides a road map to good eating. Catharina Hedberg, director and co-owner of The Ashram, gives Puristâ€™s Cristina Cuomo the lowdown.
The Ashramâ€™s naturally sweet Lemon Cheezecake Strawberry Bites
Hedoluptasi debit, cuptate mquaspitet es aut quas as here. xxx
Cindy Crawford, an Ashram alum
In The Ashram Cookbook: The Way We Eat, Cindy Crawford expresses her deep gratitude for the life lessons and extended family of friends she’s met at the wellness mecca over the years. tell happenings in regular life. Returning famished for lunch, we gather around a large table and take a moment to be grateful. This gratitude nourishes us as much as the food, which is healthy, real, mostly raw, and delicious! It’s a great opportunity to try out being vegan, and even though the portions look small at first, the meals always end up being just enough to satisfy. After a blissful hour to nap or sit by the pool, next up is pool volleyball, which is definitely the highlight of the day (along with an incredible massage, which you absolutely need in order to get back on the trails the next morning). This is followed by a strengthening class like Pilates or weights, and then pre-dinner yoga. By dinnertime, everyone is exhausted and so happy to sit down
CRISTINA CUOMO: We’ve come a long way as a nation, adapting much of your early understanding of nurturing the total being and holistic health. You were a pioneer of this concept, and many have incorporated your retreat experience into their daily lives. What is the formula for a healthy life? What percentage of that success is food and nutrition? CATHARINA HEDBERG: Love, laughter, healthy organic food, moving the body and communication with nature in any way possible. CC: What is your favorite way to commune with nature?
together by the fireplace’s flickering light and share a meal together. Once again, we share our gratitude and dig in. The delicious food warms our bellies and souls. Some head off to bed after dinner, but I tend to curl up on the big sectional in front of the fire and get to know my fellow campers. I have
CH: Hiking or walking in silence anywhere where the trees and mountains surround me and nature’s amazing beauty feeds my soul. CC: Can you explain the difference between vegetarian and vegan to readers who may not know? CH: Both diets are meat-free, but a vegetarian diet is generally one that includes dairy products and eggs— vegan diets do not. At The Ashram, we offer a dairy-free vegetarian diet, with humane pasture-raised eggs that taste like liquid sunshine, and raw honey, because of its nutritious and healing values. Some vegan diets do
met so many incredible people and lifelong friends here. With the publication of The Way We Eat, now even more of us can become part of The Ashram community and experience its unique recipes and approach to eating. Thanks, Ashram!
not even include honey, as it is made by bees. CC: Why do you serve a lot of raw food? CH: Many reasons, but mostly because it boosts the metabolic process, provides valuable food-based enzymes and serves as fibrous roughage to sweep the intestinal tract. Raw organic vegetable fiber is one of the fastest and simplest means to detoxify the body. It is always an adventure for the palate to try new raw food dishes. CC: When is it best to serve warm food? CH: There are many different schools of
I first went to The Ashram when I was 28, heartbroken from a divorce. I was welcomed by Cat’s open arms and shown my tiny room. Waking up early for yoga in the dome, I looked around at the 11 strangers sharing this experience with me, nervous about what I had signed up for. The Ashram isn’t easy; it definitely takes us all out of our comfort zones. After a small breakfast (and no caffeine!) we pile into a large van and head out for a four-hour hike. The hikes are beautiful, it’s the perfect place to think and to make new friends, and you are happy for conversation. In fact, later when I would go with the same group year after year, we would pride ourselves on stretching a five-minute story into a 30-minute saga, the exact opposite of how we usually
thought about this. I feel it is an individual choice and we should be aware of what makes us feel the best, whatever theories come our way. At The Ashram we are not especially dogmatic, but we have found that after a long day of physical activities, guests feel emotionally nourished with something warm for dinner, but it is usually also served with a leafy green salad. CC: What are some of your favorite classic recipes? CH: Our Sprouted Chickpea Raw Hummus is very special. Unlike other raw hummus, ours is not made with tahini. We make it with fresh red bell pepper, turmeric and olive oil. It has a lovely light orange color and tangy flavor. We serve this dish with our Seasoned Roasted Kale Chips and a simple balsamic dressing. This meal is always a winner! CC: What is a favored new recipe? CH: The Carrot Zip Zap Dressing is quite inspiring. It is made from raw carrots, miso, fresh ginger and sautéed shallots. It has this incredible flavor that lends its excitement to anything! We have been serving it at The Ashram both as a snack as well as with our sweet and savory braised Daikon Nimono dinner, with Jing Time Rice, avocado and Mellow Kraut. The whole meal is so curious and lovely and a great example of how to balance cooked food, raw food and fermented food. CC: Can you tell us some foods you recommend eating every day? CH: Vibrant, leafy salad greens. Add a little of various greens like spring mix, arugula, romaine, chard, kale, mache, mizuna and dandelion to whatever else you are eating. Greens provide chlorophyll, minerals and antioxidants to help you feel satiated. Good sources of fat are important to address inflammation, and have many other health benefits; opt for raw nuts and seeds, cold-pressed oils, olives and avocados. Fermented foods like sauerkraut are vital for gut health. Let’s not forget to have a healthy sweet treat: a
“Positive energy feeds on positive vibration. Live a life in a loving manner, and add laughter.”
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beautiful bowl of colorful mixed fresh berries! CC: Is there a particular herb you love to cook with? What are its health benefits? CH: We have started to use shiso here at The Ashram, and are growing it in our organic garden. We put it in a salad with shaved fennel, fresh ginger and steamed beets, and we also use it in our vegetarian sushi rolls. It has a totally unique flavor that brings a little mystery to every meal. As for health benefits shiso [also known as beefsteak leaf] is said to stimulate peristalsis. It fits in perfectly here as a detox herb. CC: You mention in your introduction to the book about using chopsticks on retreat to slow down the eating process. Why is it important to slow down? CH: We all eat too fast these days, as our daily rhythm has speeded up. This is one way to encourage mindful eating. CC: What are some ways to feed or nurture the soul? CH: We are all individuals with different ways of nurturing ourselves. I think it is important that if we discover something in life that makes us feel happy and balanced we should use that as much as possible. CC: Why are love and laughter the most important ingredients to create healthy habits? CH: Positive energy feeds positive vibration. Living a life in a loving manner on all levels and adding laughter on top of that, you will have an unbeatable combination to a happy, healthy life. CC: What has been the most rewarding thing about changing and in some ways saving so many people’s lives over the years at The Ashram? CH: The reward is just that: To see the changes people go through in such a short time when they’re here and they give their bodies, minds and souls the right ingredients. It is a miraculous transformation to witness. We all are such amazing creations!
Celery Waldorf Salad With Zesty Honey Lemon Cashew Dressing
Food at The Ashram is mostly raw, always healthy and delicious.
SERVES 2-4 2-4 cups water, as needed 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 green apples, cored and sliced into thin ringlets 1 cup burdock (gobo) root, peeled and diced 6 celery stalks, thinly sliced crosswise ½ cup inner celery leaves, chopped 1 cup raw walnuts, chopped ½ cup dried cranberries, sweetened with apple juice 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, minced 2 tbsp. lemon zest Freshly ground black pepper Zesty Honey Lemon Cashew Dressing, for drizzling Green salad, for serving (optional) Watercress leaves, for garnish (optional) Before prepping apple and burdock root, combine water and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl. Immediately after cutting the apple and burdock, immerse in the lemon water to prevent oxidation. Drain just before adding to salad. In a large serving bowl, combine celery stalks and leaves, walnuts, cranberries, and parsley, add the drained apple and burdock, and season with lemon zest and black pepper. Drizzle with Zesty Honey Lemon Cashew Dressing and toss gently to coat.
Zesty Honey Lemon Cashew Dressing MAKES ¾ CUP ½ cup raw cashews, soaked 2-4 hours, drained and rinsed ⅓ cup water 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1½ tbsp olive or flaxseed oil ½ tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 tbsp. raw honey
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp. sea salt 1 dash white pepper
combine all ingredients and puree, first on low then gradually raising the speed to high, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Use immediately or transfer to a glass jar with a tight seal, and
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store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Recipe by Suzie Spring Bohannon from The Ashram Cookbook, The Way We Eat: Recipes for Healthy Living, (Assouline), assouline.com
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A SUMMER OF INTENTION
In the evenings, we witness the magic of the setting sun. In between, we spend time outdoors together. We jump in the waves, run through the grass in the sunshine, and simply enjoy each other’s company. Some days we hike or bike or swim with friends. Each day I enjoy my Pilates or yoga practice and take time to meditate. In the afternoon, we stop by the farm stand and pick up delicious local produce to cook for dinner for our family and friends. I take a daily pause and remember my intention to restore, despite continuous invitations to socialize or indulge in foods that do not nourish us. We disconnect from our devices. We spend more time outside. During the long light-filled days, we honor Mother Nature and her organic flow. Summer is a time of restful energy, so we can replenish our strength. A time where we don’t rush the rhythm and the pace of life. It’s a chance to surrender and go with the flow. Life feels a little sweeter. Our bodies relax a bit more deeply. In the summer, we live a little freer and run a little wilder. This is the power of intention. 760 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill; 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton; erikabloompilates.com
For me and my family, summer is a sacred time. It’s a time of wellness, a time to ground into the slow cadence of the warm earth, and connect to our true selves. As with each new season, the transition from city to country is accompanied by the ritual of intention. Intention-setting is the foundation of any wellness practice. It is the spirit and life force behind each decision we make. Even when we know all the ways we can be healthy, it is the mindfulness in our actions that provides meaning and brings joy. It is from this softer inner state that we calm our nervous systems and reduce our stress hormones. We’re no longer running around crossing items off of a todo list. We look forward to taking care of ourselves—relish it even. We are contentedly and consciously living. I use my intention-setting practice throughout the year, in all seasons and for aspects of my life. Each evening when I do my nightly meditation, I set the intention to begin the following day with a mindful movement practice and a healthy breakfast. A few weeks before our family’s journey East, I take the time to consciously set an intention by clearly seeing how we’ll spend our summer days. At dawn, I watch the sunrise. 181
Pilates instructor Erika Bloom has her mind set on creating a season of enjoyment, play, calm and connection with nature.
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Obé’s streaming exercise videos offer boutique-quality workouts (think HIIT, dance cardio, yoga and functional strength) with zero commuting time. BY ANNE MARIE O’CONNOR
Former CAA agents Mark Mullet and Ashley Mills founded Obé.
to the haute-’80s aesthetic of Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons videos—both Mullett’s and Mills’ mothers were devotees.) Unlike other digital fitness platforms, you’re not confined to a single type of workout (i.e. Pilates, yoga or Peloton); classes are live, seven hours a day, seven days a week. “People feel like they’re going to a real gym,” Mullett says. “Our instructors know who’s logged in and give shout-outs throughout to motivate students.” (Many other classes are offered on demand 24/7.) “Workouts are 28 minutes long with no equipment required, though we encourage people to ‘level up’ with hand weights and resistance bands.” In addition, there’s an express option: 10-minute sessions for especially crazy days. Though it’s not necessary, classes at Obé can be reserved in advance. “Scheduling classes a week ahead of time makes it more likely you’ll commit to a fitness regimen, which sets you up for success,” Mullett says. Spending the weekend at Hero Beach Club? Obé will be streaming classes in a specially designed room with lighting inspired by its onscreen set. If you have weekend guests staying chez toi, Mullett suggests giving them the upscale hotel treatment by planning a private group Obé workout by the pool or on the deck. ourbodyelectric.com
Despite your best intentions, you slept through the 8:30 yoga class, and were only halfway through your first cup of coffee at 10, when boot camp started. But with Our Body Electric (the name is inspired by the Walt Whitman poem “I Sing the Body Electric”), you have no more excuses: This new streaming service, which goes by the acronym Obé and is pronounced “obey,” offers a wide variety of workouts—including dance cardio, yoga, body-sculpting, circuit training and HIIT—that you can do anytime, anywhere. “Hamptons traffic is crazy, you have a million other obligations—why not pay $27 a month and work out from home?” says Mark Mullett, who co-founded Obé with another former CAA agent, Ashley Mills. “Just roll out your mat and exercise in your living room or backyard.” Mullett and Mills hatched the idea for Obé after years spent selling shows to Food Network and Bravo. “We shared a personal passion for exercise and wellness,” Mullett says, but both noticed a dearth of compelling health and fitness programming. So they recruited some of New York’s most highly qualified (and telegenic) workout instructors, and built a cool pastel set that looks like what Mullett describes as a “James Turrell-inspired lightbox.” (The set is also a nod 182
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THE CATHARTIC POWER OF A GREAT WORKOUT
In The Class, the cult-favorite workout she developed, Taryn Toomey explains that students use workouts to enhance mental strength. In this safe space, we use the body to strengthen the mind. We are essentially practicing the ability to handle anything life throws at us. Instead of dropping into a cycle of self-doubt, unworthiness and disassociation, we witness the resistance and bring it into a point of awareness. It’s just a thought, after all. You create a response in the body. Yes, it’s hard. It’s a burpee. It’s a long leg lift. And that struggle creates a thought. What is the thought? How many other times have you had that thought off the mat? Notice it. Study it. Then know that you can breathe through the feeling, simply noticing and staying with yourself. Decide what you want to strengthen. Knowing that what you repeat, you strengthen. For so many of our students, we inspire conversations within themselves, their bodies and their minds, all from within. We open the body, let it move, discover, find and build its own strength. We want students of The Class by Taryn Toomey to leave our studio or our Retreatments feeling awake, strong, capable and finally alive. taryntoomey.com
If it’s true that all of us have some corner of our being that is half asleep, living half the time on autopilot, then it is also true that we have the capacity to become that much more alive. As we step into The Class—the studio, the method, the community—we express and acknowledge our internal monologue in order to awaken into our whole being. There is empowerment and strength in using the body to understand choice. The Class is a cathartic, physical and mindful experience bringing us to that place of understanding. You have a choice: to put the leg down during the butt lift, to answer the text message from the toxic person. Same but different. Still the same. We practice awareness to discover that the choice is our own. We use the theories of reflection and application to understand the impact of our choices. We believe that if someone is trying to tell you that you need or must do something, you should probably go the other way. The work must be done through you. It is your work. This way, it stays with you. It is you.
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On August 25, John and Patrick McEnroe will host their annual fundraiser, the JMTP Pro-Am, at the Sportime Amagansett in East Hampton. Here, Patrick McEnroe tells Purist about the ace organization.
ships, careers in the industry, professional tennis careers and, perhaps, Grand Slam titles. PURIST: Tell us how the organization has grown since its inception. PM: Recent scholarship tryouts and a dynamic recruiting and outreach effort have resulted in placing more children from surrounding neighborhoods into our programs. The next phase of our long-term mission: to remove barriers to tennis excellence for New York City kids. Our goal is that no child with ability and interest will be denied the opportunity
PURIST: What is the Johnny Mac Tennis Project? PATRICK MCENROE: The Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) introduces tennis to thousands of under-resourced New York City area kidsâ€”particularly those living in East Harlem and the South Bronx, two communities adjacent to our base at Sportime Randallâ€™s Island. JMTP kids are first introduced to tennis as a lifelong health, fitness and social activity. For our most dedicated young athletes, JMTP provides a pathway to success through competitive tennis, leading to college scholar186
John and Patrick McEnroe compete in a Legends doubles match at the 2018 Australian Open.
PM: Our tournament is one of the largest pro-am tennis events in the world, with a field of 64 pros and 64 amateurs. The event includes four hours of tennis and fun, including seven rounds of pro-am doubles play and an tennis exhibition featuring past legends such as Lindsay Davenport and Mats Wilander, with others to be announced soon. The tennis, a live auction, food, drink, family entertainment and an epic after-party attract players and spectators from the Hamptons, NYC and around the world. This year’s goal is to continue to grow the Pro-Am Tournament, and introduce more people to JMTP and the work we are doing. The Pro-Am helps to fund our programs, so that we can continue to give children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about the game and provide a pathway to success through competitive tennis. And, of course, to find and train the next great American champion. PURIST: What are some ways people in the community can help out and get involved? PM: We encourage everyone to come out to the Pro-Am. Play in the tournament or just come to watch. Bring your family and friends. It promises to be great fun and your donations fund the dreams of our extraordinary young athletes. jmtpny.org
to receive a college education through tennis. PURIST: What does the Pathway to Success Through Tennis® provide? PM: Young tennis players face tremendous economic barriers to success, as did Arthur Ashe, the Williams sisters, even John and myself. We offer an accessible, funded Pathway for student-athletes, tournament players and potential world champions. Pathway programs include high-quality group lessons for local schools and community-based organizations, individual training and John McEnroe Tennis Academy scholarships for talented players, as well as coaching and travel support to aspiring college and tournament players. PURIST: Tell us about the scholarships offered. There are some for kids under 10 years old up through collegiate and pro level. PM: To date, JMTP has provided over $3M in scholarships and tournament support for competitive players. JMTP began awarding scholarships to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in 2010. Recipients have often received college scholarships and further educational opportunities to top NCAA collegiate programs and elite universities. PURIST: What’s the goal for this year’s Pro-Am tournament in the Hamptons? 187
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FULL SPEED AHEAD
Move over, macramé and candlemaking—at Innovators camp in Bridgehampton, tech-savvy, wellness-oriented activities prep kids for future glory. BY JULIA SZABO Believing that summer day camp offers a golden opportunity to instill lifelong wellness values, computer programmer Brendan Manley launched Innovators Camp in Bridgehampton, a new learning environment for children age 7 to 14, where the motto is “Make the Future Fun.” “Camp should keep kids engaged and learning,” says Manley, 27, who saw plenty of room for improvement in the camp model of his childhood. “I felt like I was being baby-sat,” he says. “I didn’t get anything from it. Kids have a huge superpower that, as we get older, we lose: They learn so quickly, and this is such a valuable period in their lives. So camp should not be about killing time.” Now a dad of two, Manley sees iCamp as the nontraditional learning lab he craved as a kid: merging the best of camping past and future, with offerings that go far beyond canoeing or candlemaking, with an emphasis on healthy living as the key to professional and personal success. Sharing space with Nova’s Ark Project—a 100-acre home to horses, sheep and monumental bronze sculptures by Nova Mihai Popa, iCamp offers a comprehensive menu of high-tech topics: 3-D modeling and printing, robotics, drones, augmented/virtual re-
iCamp’s founder, Brendan Manley, sees it as a nontraditional learning and wellness lab.
ality, animation and digital design. The curriculum, created by Greg Wilson, Ph.D., head of tech and innovation at the Ross School, is based on STEAM, the synergistic system that cross-pollinates science, technology, engineering. the arts and math. Cutting-edge computer crafts are balanced by drawing, painting, ceramics, metalworking and carpentry. Then it’s back to the future as iCampers undertake an aquaponics project, symbiotically raising blue tilapia and growing vegetables (the garden component is a partnership with the horticulture experts at Water Mill’s own Green Thumb organic farm). Kids and counselors spend at least 188
half of each day outside: “Any activities that can be done outdoors, will be,” Manley promises—with daily doses of yoga, meditation, soccer and badminton, plus guitar and drums. Menu items, made with ingredients harvested from the iCampers’ garden, include tomato, mozzarella and pesto sandwiches, curry wraps, and kale salad with yogurt dressing. To keep things carbon-neutral, meals are enjoyed with reusable plates and utensils, and water comes from pitchers, not plastic bottles. It’s all done with one goal, Manley says: “We want to lay the foundation for our campers to lead healthy lives.” innovatorscamp.com
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AT THE END, A NEW BEGINNING
Spending youthful summers at my family home in Montauk is where I felt most serene. The End has this special aura surrounding it—the water and the bucolic setting of the lighthouse, the greenery and the rich history. Whenever I arrived, I felt like I had really escaped to a place where I could be myself. It was about a decade ago that I realized I needed a major change in my life. I chose Montauk as the best place to get away from the The natural beauty of pressures of the city. The Montauk led Marisa hamlet became my best Hochberg on a quest to adopt a healthy lifestyle. friend while working on reaching a healthy weight. I would wake up in the morning and go to local farm stands, endure long workouts and spend time outside, just so I could appreciate the fresh air and natural beauty. It was like a support system cheering for me every step of the way as I successfully lost 75 pounds. It took me about a year to lose the weight. I used simple methods, such as cutting out processed foods and white carbohydrates and sugar, and focused on eating fresh vegetables and lean proteins. Regular exercise was my cardio routine. Throughout my journey I realized that working in the health and wellness space had to be my career path. I wanted to inspire others to make the changes I did, and to lead healthier and happier lives. In the years since, I have worked with many wellness companies, including luxury brands and startups. My heart lies in the East End, however, and when Jayma Cardo-
so invited me to be the wellness director of the Surf Lodge, it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I could not think of a better place to curate a health and wellness program. I remember when the Surf Lodge first opened, I didn’t feel comfortable there. To be able to come back and curate a comprehensive wellness program here is a dream come true. It’s also an example of how anything is possible if you put your mind to it. My vision for the Surf Lodge’s wellness program is a 360-degree comprehensive take on healthy living for anyone looking to start a new health regimen, to stay vibrant while they travel, or to seek expert advice from leaders in the industry on topics ranging from nutrition to sleep to sexual health. I’ve traveled a lot this past year, including spending time in Los Angeles, a mecca for health and wellness. I researched many classes and the latest trends and brought the best back with me. The Surf Lodge programming includes classes from the leading wellness studios and instructors in the fitness space, ranging from yoga to high-intensity cardio and boxing. Additionally, we have partnered with Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman for a series of talks that we hope will inspire people to lead healthier lives. The Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere St., Montauk, thesurflodge.com 190
The Surf Lodge’s Wellness Director, Marisa Hochberg, tells Purist about how Montauk inspired her to make major changes in her life, and how she now uses that experience to help others achieve optimum health.
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Do you usually skip stretching? Two new fitness boutiques focus exclusively on this often-neglected but essential step. Whether you’re experiencing “tech neck,” shoulder or lower-back pain, or just feel tight and uncomfortable due to an intense workout regimen, a good stretch may be just what you need to relieve tension and stiffness, improve your posture and help you feel more limber. The stretching boutique LYMBR was founded by a group of friends who all enjoyed an active lifestyle, including competitive sports, but realized that not enough time was being spent on recovery and flexibility. They knew that staying limber was key to remaining active in the years ahead, so they decided to found a boutique fitness studio that focused on one-on-one stretching. LYMBR’s “guru,” who has more than 25 years of experience in both massage and stretch therapy, designed
its programs and developed new protocols. The studio, which has locations in Tribeca and Southampton, offers 30- and 60-minute sessions with stretch therapists who work with clients to relieve pain and tension, help them achieve their individual fitness and performance goals and give them a sense of relaxation and serenity. LYMBR Southampton at The Spur @ The Station, 280 Elm St., Southampton, 631.488.4566; belymbr.com —Anne Marie O’Connor
Always at the forefront of fitness trends, SLT founder Amanda Freeman is now targeting a much-neglected area: post-workout recovery. Her newest venture, Stretch*d, which opened May 13 in the Flatiron district, offers one-onone assisted stretch sessions, varying in length from 25 to 75 minutes.
“It’s like Drybar for stretch,” says Freeman, who has a home in Wainscott. Stretch*d has eight rooms and offers such add-ons as compression boots that help get blood flowing, inversion tables to use before or after a session, and a range of CBD snacks that enhance muscle relaxation. “People have been doing marathons, triathlons, high-impact cardio and strength training and aren’t taking the time to recover,” says Freeman, a mother of two. “Now we are seeing a shift in that mindset. Stretching can help undo damage, even for those who are sitting at a desk, carrying kids or traveling constantly.” Freeman and her three partners— Vanessa Chu, Jeff Brannigan and Jeremy Mayer—are already planning to open new Stretch*d locations in Noho and the Upper East Side. stretchdspace.com —Beth Landman
TWO WAYS TO TONE UP
If your routine is losing steam in the dog days of summer, change it up with one of these inspiring workouts. GROUP PILATES CLASSES
Due to high demand, Uptown Pilates is expanding the number of group Pilates classes it’s offering this summer. Each session has a maximum of six students, so you’ll still get lots of individual attention from some of NYC’s top teachers. Classes are taught on a Reformer/Tower combination for a well-rounded, full body workout. (It’s true—Pilates targets every muscle.) As always, private and semi-private sessions are also available. Uptown is planning renovations and an expansion of its East End space, so look for a new, larger studio, with even more offerings, at the same location next summer. 23 Bridge St., Sag Harbor; uptownpilates.com —AMO
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Andrea Fornarola, founder of Elements Fitness Studio, is teaching one of her signature classes, Toned AF, at Carbon 38’s new-this-season store on August 15 from 9 to 10AM. The class fuses ultra-isometric exercises, ballet conditioning and Pilates core work. Afterward, when you’re feeling all tight and toned, is the perfect time to shop Carbon 38’s line of luxury activewear. Carbon 38, 2424 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton; elementsfitnessstudio.com, carbon38.com —AMO
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BRITTA DUBBELS: ENERGY ALCHEMIST
DOMINIQUE GARSTIN: THE GREAT CONNECTOR
SILU SAO NARVEKAR: THOUGHTFUL NOURISHER
Britta Dubbels’ effervescent energy is contagious. You meet her, and you want a little of whatever makes her smile the way she does. It’s not her beauty that gets you, although that cannot be missed. It’s her inner glow. I have known Dubbels for many years, beginning when I went to her seeking help for my preteen daughter who was having trouble settling down at night; she needed a way to alleviate the stress that had been building around bedtime. Dubbels, whose disciplines include hypnotherapy, reiki and shamanic healing, guided my daughter through a talk that was a cross between a meditation and a visualization. Her gentle way was nothing short of wonderful. When I’ve referred people to Dubbels over the years, I’ve struggled to put a label on what she does. So I tell them just to trust me. And trust is key, as each person who seeks her help is given a plan tailored to his or her individual needs. She helps them clear out the cobwebs of pain and discord, to discover the lightness of their being and access their unique path. brittadubbels.com —Sharon Cardel
Finding your dream property can be as demanding—and rewarding— as the most rigorous workout. Just ask Dominique Garstin of Yoga Lila Montauk, who is both a certified yoga instructor and a licensed Realtor. “It may seem like an unlikely combination,” she allows, “but it works.” The dual career paths definitely helped Garstin’s first sale, which she made with Rylan Jacka, her partner in business and life, in June. A friend from her yoga studio called, telling Garstin that he’d been meditating on transition, and decided to sell his house. “Then the very first person who saw it ended up buying it. It was kismet,” she says. The $22 million sale was the biggest in Montauk so far this year. “Both real estate and yoga depend upon movement, change and connection: that ability to relate to others’ needs, while remaining in your own, authentic space,” Garstin says. She still teaches at Yoga Lila Montauk along with yogi and aromatherapy expert Jessica Bellofatto. Yoga and real estate are a natural pair, she says, as both require “trusting the universe.” yogalilamontauk.com —Julia Szabo
The founder of Eat Smile Glow Nutrition + Culinary Coaching, Silu Sao Narvekar is an excellent cook, with a repertoire ranging from tacos to tahini and turmeric juice. Her mission is helping clients through thoughtful nourishment in order to improve overall wellness, not just digestive health (the Glow in Eat Smile Glow is radiant skin). “My passion is teaching nutrition awareness, as there is a lot of confusing information,” says Narvekar, who ought to know: In 2009, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia shifted her career course from finance to food; she later enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and received a techniques certificate from the French Culinary Institute. Her forthcoming “recipes-for-life” book is “a practical, self-help guide with stories throughout to help people who have suffered adversity.” Stress, she says, is the enemy of all wellness. Her advice for warm-weather wellness? “As a child, summer brought joy and wonder, but we adults are constantly in overdrive. So, this summer, find that joy and wonder. Really watch a sunset: It will naturally bring down cortisol levels.” eatsmileglow.com —JS
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AT A GLANCE
Charity, culture and community make for an altruistic August on the East End. BY LINDSAY TANNEY • PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER CLARKE
Wild at Heart Gala Support animal and human health at a cocktail reception hosted by Christie Brinkley and Bellissima, followed by a sustainably sourced dinner. There will also be silent and live auctions and a luxe bonfire on the beach; special guest DJ Alexandra Richards will spin. Tickets from $550. Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Dr., Bridgehampton, wildatheartbenefit.com
The Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink Paddle with a purpose to help support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Compete in the morning paddle race, then join the sunset party on the beach. Paddle registration from $175; beach party admission from $1,500. Havens Beach, Havens Beach Rd., Sag Harbor, hamptonspaddleforpink.org
Solving Kids’ Cancer Luncheon Solving Kids’ Cancer works to accelerate next-generation treatments for aggressive childhood cancers with low survival rates. Help support the cause by joining the host committee, which includes Purist founder Cristina Cuomo and restaurateur Gabby Karan De
Felice, at this luncheon. Tickets from $175. Tutto Il Giorno, 56 Nugent St., Southampton, solvingkidscancer.org
Guild Hall Summer Gala Join more than 500 people for a lively night starting with an exclusive preview of Guild Hall’s new Ellsworth Kelly exhibit, followed by cocktails at a private equestrian property. Tickets from $500. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, guildhall.org
Elephant Documentary Shorts with Empowers Africa Empowers Africa is a nonprofit that supports human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. The organization will be screening three documentary shorts that focus on elephants: Forty Years of the D avid Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; The Journey of Giants, by African Parks; and Putting an End to Poaching by the Pams Foundation. Tickets from $10. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, southamptonartscenter.org, empowersafrica.org PLATFORM X Equinox has partnered with American Express Platinum to create the ultimate fitness
experience open to Equinox members and Amex Platinum cardholders. Attendees will receive specially designed, 45-minute metabolic-conditioning sessions that combine mobility, strength and cardio. Various dates offered through Aug. 25 at The Barn, 264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, equinox.com Strides for Life Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer, taking the lives of more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. Join the Southampton community in the 13th annual walk to support Lung Cancer Research Foundation research. Adults, $55, ages 12 and under, $25. Meeting point at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, lcrf.org
Family Party at the Parrish Art Museum Enjoy a BBQ dinner while engaging in fun activities for the whole family at the Museum’s fifth annual Summer Family Party, which includes a gallery scavenger hunt, Flip Book photo booth and the opportunity to create art projects alongside artists. Tickets from $125 for adults, $100 for children. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill,
The Backyard Talent Show The Scarlett Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is hosting its 4th annual kids’ talent show to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Performer tickets from $250; spectator tickets from $50 for kids, $75 for adults. Home of Scarlett Fund founders Jennifer and Robert James, 14 Dannielle’s Way, Bridgehampton, thescarlettfund.com Kids Beachcomber Clean-Up Contest Join Southampton, Southampton Village and Purist in a fun-filled beach clean-up contest; prizes will be awarded to the top tidy-er. Free. Coopers Beach, 268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 4 to 5:30PM; for more information, contact Councilwoman Christine P. Scalera at 631.287.5745
Summerfest at Southampton Arts Center Delight in a variety of delicious dishes from celebrated chefs, then satisfy your sweet tooth at the dessert stations or get a pick-me-up at the coffee bar. Free. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, southamptonartscenter.org
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Activist, visionary and writer, Betty Friedan, author of the groundbreaking The Feminine Mystique, which helped spark the second wave in the women’s rights movement, was one of the most influential women of the 20th century. Here, we take a by-the-numbers look at the feminist pioneer, who spent much of her time in Sag Harbor and played in East Hampton’s Artists & Writers Softball Game, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this month.
���� Year Friedan and novelist William Demby launched the Sag Harbor Initiative, bringing a racially mixed crowd together to discuss economics, culture and politics.
Age Friedan went on a nine-day Outward Bound expedition into the Georgia wilderness, which she details in The Fountain of Age
Number of years married to Carl Friedan, a theater director
Age Friedan died of congestive heart failure at her home in Washington, D.C., on her birthday; she was buried at the Jewish Cemetery in Sag Harbor.
Number of years the National Organization for Women (NOW) has been active; Friedan co-founded and served as NOW’s first president
HOROSCOPE: Betty Friedan, Aquarius, b. Feb. 4. Like all Aquarians, Betty Friedan was innovative and forward-thinking and a breaker of traditions that had become a hindrance to progress. Her Capricorn Moon shows that she would tackle giants on her own, and she did. Her chart indicates that she was one of many older, master souls who have reincarnated in recent times to help the collective unconscious move forward into the Aquarian Age, a huge leap from Earth being in the sign of Pisces for the past 2,000 years. Nothing will stop the crusade for women’s rights. —by Karen Thorne, karenthorne.com, @karenthorneastrologaie
Approximate number of women who marched in Friedan’s Women’s Strike for Equality in 1970 in NYC
Year Bettye Naomi Goldstein was born on February 4 in Peoria, Illinois
Number of years it took Friedan to write The Feminine Mystique (1963) 198
Age Friedan graduated summa cum laude from Smith College, where she worked as editor of a school newspaper, and got an advertising manager to sell ads to finance it
Photo courtesy of @merylstreep; quote from Town & Country (October 2017)
“Remember in the ’60s, when we all used to say, ‘Make love not war?’ Wasn’t a bad slogan.” —Betty Friedan
Number of Friedan’s children; she was allegedly fired from a job for getting pregnant with her second child, and having to go on maternity leave.
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Arriving home at the end of a trip abroad, the Old Man always came to my room, even if it was a little past my strict 10 o’clock curfew. I was always glad to hear his footsteps in the hallway. I didn’t run to him and throw my arms around him. The thought never even crossed my mind. We greeted each other with a handshake, dignified and manly. He was very weary most evenings, so I didn’t try to engage him in a long conversation. I knew he’d be up early, and if I got up early too, we would work out together. Madiba was religious about his morning walk, and the rest of his daily exercise routine was usually some combination of skipping rope, press-ups and weights. He introduced me to the medicine ball and took me through his favorite moves with it. “Lunge like so. Good. And now press it up. Up, up! Straight up! That’s it. Very good. To the side now. Keep it up here, Ndaba, at the level of your shoulder.” Looking back, I cherish those early morning hours with my granddad, though I had a hard time keeping up with him. He was almost 80 years old, but he’d always been fastidious about taking care of himself and staying healthy, even while he was in prison. “On the Island,” he said, “when there was talk about a hunger strike, I said, ‘Why should we, who are already fighting for our lives, punish ourselves with deprivation?’ No, no. We had to eat whatever meat and vegetables were available to us. We had to take care of ourselves, keep ourselves strong enough to resist. Better to punish them with slow-downs and refusing to do the work.” The bleakness of his life in prison was a stark contrast to the beauty of his life in Qunu. As we lunged and lifted and twisted with our medicine balls, he told me about how he used to climb up on the back of an elderly bull and ride around the fields near his mother’s hut. “We’ll go there someday, Ndaba. I’ll show you where your Old Man comes from,” he said. “You’d like to go there, wouldn’t you?” “Yes, Granddad.” I was breathing hard, thinking about what it would be like to ride on a bull. *** He was a mighty cedar tree in my mind. My invincible granddad. The idea that I would never see him again— that was unthinkable. But the next day, Auntie Maki called
again. She spoke with Kweku first. He said nothing. Just handed the phone to me. And I said nothing. Just listened. “He’s gone,” she said. The words hit the back of my knees like an axe. I had to tell myself to blink. To breathe. Strength and stoicism are two qualities that were carved into my character from the time I was a little boy. I knew, because I’d already lost both my parents, that this initial throat punch would pass, and then a wave of grief would hit me, and it would last for a long time. I cried a lot that day. I have never cried like that before or since. My brother Kweku held me, and after 10 minutes or so, I went in the bathroom to dip cold water on my face. We made a few calls, arranged flights, and made the two-hour drive back to our hotel. The car was silent. Ndaba. Yes, Granddad? I’m thinking of going to the Eastern Cape to spend the rest of my days. Are you going to come with me? Yes, of course. Good. Good. I went with him to the Eastern Cape. My family and I. We drove for what seemed like an eternity, through rolling hills and across expansive savannahs to the place that was once called the Transkei. The colonial government had set aside this “homeland” (which could better be described as “reservation,” but only because it was too unwieldy to be called “concentration camp”) where they could warehouse black people while the government debased them, robbed them, tore apart their families, and cut them off from the rest of the world. And then Nelson Mandela happened. Akukho rhamncwa elingagqumiyo emngxumeni walo. “There is no beast that does not roar in its own den.” You alone reign over your own spirit. No weight, no spear, no oppressor can take that self-sovereignty from you. While my grandfather was at Robben Island, he wrote to the Commissioner of Prisons, “I have never regarded any man as my superior either in my life outside or inside prison.” Your resolve—your truth—that is the voice that roars within you. My grandfather taught me to listen to that voice within myself.
Adapted from the book Going to the Mountain by Ndaba Mandela. Copyright (c) Ndaba Mandela by Hachette Books. Reprinted with permission of Hachette Book Group, New York, NY. All rights reserved.
Ndaba Mandela, a featured writer at the 2018 East Hampton Library’s Authors Night on August 11, shares sentiments and lessons learned from his grandfather, Nelson Mandela.
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