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Luxury home designed by John Laffey and built by John Hummel. Walkway to beach. Views from everywhere of bay, ocean and reserve. Waterside Gunite pool. Web# H33310 Bonny Aarons C: 516.383.0333 Janette Goodstein C: 516.380.7341
New Construction in Atterbury. 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, great room, living room with fireplace, professional kitchen, heated Gunite pool, community beach access. Web# H26790 David Donohue C: 516.650.4419
Rare opportunity. 1.5-acre lot. Build a 6,000+ sf main residence, guest cottage, pool and possible room for tennis. Web# H13267 Aaron Curti C: 516.903.8406 Brenda Giufurta C: 917.693.7078
BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED HOME SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE | $4,895,000
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CUSTOM BUILT HOME ON 5 ACRES EAST HAMPTON | $3,250,000
6,800 sf of well-planned living space on a crisply landscaped property. A gracious heated Gunite pool with spa and beautiful pool house. Web# H44478 David Donohue C: 516.650.4419
High on a bluff to capture the wide open ocean views, this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home features a heated Gunite pool and beach access. Web# H0159434 Janette Goodstein C: 516.380.7341 Bonny Aarons C: 516.383.0333
6,700 sf traditional built in 2001. 2 stories, attached 3-car garage, apple orchard, paddocks surrounded by over 150 pine trees, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Web# H53123 Lori MacGarva C: 516.242.9633
PRISTINE TRADITIONAL SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE | $2,999,000
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3,500 sf, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, high-quality mill work, gourmet kitchen, great room with fireplace, first floor guest suite and master suite, heated Gunite pool. Web# H29063 Cynthia Beck C: 917.951.8642
Published in the NY Times for its architectural beauty. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, recently restored. An acre of romantic landscaping, pond views, heated Gunite pool. Web# H20735 Maryanne Horwath C: 516.617.8938
First time on the market. The detached 2+ car garage can be converted into an office/studio. 4 fireplaces and heated pool. Web# H33652 Richard Kudlak C: 631.379.3570
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New 9,000 sf, 8 bedrooms. Chefs kitchen, screened porch, gorgeous living room, elevator, Gunite pool and Jacuzzi, finished lower level. Surrounded by nature. Web# H44334 Lori Barbaria C: 516.702.5649
A contemporary home on 2 serene pond-front acres, 7 bedrooms, double height light-filled living room, Gunite rock pool, pool house and tennis court. Major potential. Web# H41319 Lori Barbaria C: 516.702.5649
Sleek design, 5 bedrooms, chef’s kitchen and open living space. Beautifully landscaped with a separate 2 level Studio. Oversized Gunite pool, outdoor shower. Web# H45670 Lori Barbaria C: 516.702.5649
FINISHED CONSTRUCTION EAST HAMPTON | $3,349,000
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Equidistant from East Hampton and Sag Harbor. 6,500 sf custom home with Gunite pool on over 2 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac. Room for tennis. Web# H51403 William Wolff C: 917.549.0617
On a shy acre with 80 ft of bulkheaded Peconic Bay waterfront, this renovated, early 1900s retreat boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room with fireplace. Web# H33179 Lynda Packard O: 631.204.2747
This designer built 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath country house is stylish and spacious. Offers a Christopher Peacock kitchen. Heated Gunite pool with a Jacuzzi/spa. Web# H35341 Paula Hathaway C: 516.319.4223
VILLAGE OPPORTUNITY SAG HARBOR | $1,795,000
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MODERN ESCAPE — SUNNY AND SPACIOUS SOUTHAMPTON | $1,175,000
2-bedroom ranch on a shy half acre corner lot and could accommodate a 3,500+/- sf home, pool under the new GFA rules. Web# H28291 Richard Kudlak C: 631.379.3570
Immaculate saltbox, newly renovated. New kitchen, new baths, living room with gas fireplace, heated Gunite pool, hot tub and outdoor shower. Web# H41548 Lori MacGarva C: 516.242.9633
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E D I TO R ’ S L E T T E R The Wellness Wave
that the body you maintain with a fitness routine will add to your longevity, but you can read a little bit about how sleep and sex can add to that as well in this issue in our stories Sleep and Carnal Knowledge. In the last issue, we talked about mindful matters—how second thoughts can be controlled and erase sometimes negative first thoughts, and how to meditate away stress. “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality,” Earl Nightingale, the Dean of Personal Development, aptly wrote. After all, daily discipline is the key to everything. Commitment to these choices—mindfulness, nutrition and fitness—are most effective and bring about real results when they become a daily habit. We hope Purist becomes a part of your daily routine, with regular offerings in print and online, thepuristonline.com. Dive in!
I recently went to a tasting at Nix, the only Michelin-starred vegetarian/vegan restaurant in New York City, where the sinfully delicious dishes from Chef John Fraser (roasted rutabaga with wasabi cream, shiitake “Cacio e Pepe” with green beans and creamy polenta, and cauliflower tempura with steamed buns and house pickles) were accompanied by BluePrint juices (Miss Tang Kombucha, Mindful Ma-tay Tea, Cucumber Jalapeño Juice, and Guaya-Fiyah Tea) to complement and soothe the exotic spicing. It was especially nice to see former Condé Nast head James Truman, who is also co-owner of Nix. He is present for every meal, applying his incredible intellect to furthering the healthful offerings available to the discerning palates of New Yorkers. More and more I see those who have the capacity to change the way we view what we eat and think are doing just that. Wellness is an evolution of thought—and applies to all aspects of our lives. The end goal is healthy longevity. The same goes for our cover star, Quincy Davis, and all our surfer girls who shine a spotlight on commitment, focus and the importance of physical fitness. There is no mystery
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“I’ve always felt my best in the water,” says Quincy Davis.
TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 146 COVER STORY Pro surfer Quincy Davis chats about riding swells, living healthy and her hometown, Montauk. Plus fellow surfer gals Kit Keenan and Anastasia Ashley. 160 A SUMMER IDYLL Interior designers Bill Cummings and Bernt Heilberg’s captivating 19th-century captain’s home in Sag Harbor 166 THE PURIST REVIEW An excerpt from Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: LUKI O’KEEFE BATHING SUIT BY VOLCOM HARDWEAR BRACELET AND RING BY TIFFANY & CO. THIS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHER: MARY ELLEN MATTHEWS SWIMSUIT BY DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, AVAILABLE AT TENET, EAST HAMPTON AND SOUTHAMPTON. HARDWARE BRACELETS AND RINGS BY TIFFANY & CO.
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How to eat healthy all day long
46 INSPIRE Brooke Shields on overcoming her fear of the ocean
76 AT A GLANCE The Hampton Designer Showhouse and other inspiring events
48 ENVIRONMENT Alex Matthiessen explains why a carbon tax is the answer to the climate crisis.
80 YOUTH CRUSADERS Classes and camps for kids
52 SLEEP Getting in step with your circadian rhythms
54 MENTORING An essay by former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Framed by history: Chad Smith’s epic photo collection
56 HEALTH The low-down on ticks and New York’s medical marijuana
82 ANIMAL THERAPY How locals find healing thanks to animals 84 STORIES Melissa Errico learns to unwind in Mexico; how sacred fertility yoga transformed Lauren Hanna’s life.
SPACE 90 COLLECTORS Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith shows off his legendary photographs.
60 WELLNESS Hot new trends: green-drink tablets and vibratory sound healing
92 SPACE James Merrell reflects on building the dream abode.
64 RESET Meditation tips from Donna D’Cruz; Malorie Barbaria’s new book Abracadabra Rx: Remedies for Life
A lush landscape of native plants
94 GREEN DESIGN Frederico Azevedo of Unlimited Earth Care celebrates native plants. 96 ARCHITECTURE Barnes Coy Architects unveils a masterpiece.
66 FACETIME Sheryl Sandberg talks to Lee Woodruff, co-author of In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing.
102 HOME STORY Interior designer Elsa Soyars uses white to create a serene space.
70 CINEMA A chat with Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins; April Gornick writes about saving the Sag Harbor Cinema.
104 GALLERY Therese Ryan Mahar revs up the art scene with T Gallery.
Chad Smith photo by Anne Menke
62 CITIZEN Author Carl Safina discusses the Fairness Doctrine.
74 READING ROOM Ten new novels to dive into
138 ORGANIC FARMING Going farm to table with Rustic Roots Delivery
Sportscaster Jill Martin finds her fitness bliss
110 PURE PROPERTY Robert Downey Jr.’s new home and more
140 FOOD LAB Where to do healthy shopping by hamlet
142 FOOD BLOGGING Cool down with our favorite ice cream Instagram shots.
113 WEEKEND Weekend bag picks from Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton 114 PURE PICKS Summer essentials from Cecilia Bronstrom, Debbie Rudoy and Lynda Sylvester 120 ECO SPORT Natural kicks
174 SURF DADS Ed Bruehl’s surf patrol 178 CARNAL KNOWLEDGE The art of “sexual Kung Fu”
Laird Hamilton on his battle with a monster wave
180 GOOD SPORT Great ways to stay in shape in the Hamptons
122 CLEAN STYLE Whitney Fairchild’s laid-back luxury line
182 ADVENTURE Jill Martin’s fitness odyssey
124 SKIN A summer skin regimen by Clémence von Mueffling
186 SUSTAINABILITY Eco-friendly surfboards
126 HAIR Healthy hair tips
FOOD IS MEDICINE
188 FIT FUN Taryn Toomey’s five-minute mind-body-spirit fix 190 COACHES The ultimate body sculptor, Peter Attia
130 GAME CHANGERS Fermentation provides the ultimate gut check.
192 PLAY Laird Hamilton on the day surfing almost killed him
132 EATING LOCAL An all-day guide to healthy Hamptons eateries
196 NUMEROLOGY A look at New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning
134 ORGANIC GARDENING Setting out to conquer backyard gardening. 136 HYDRATE Beyond coconut water: the latest infused waters
The most eco-friendly way to surf
200 PURE LOVE Musician Ziggy Marley talks about his dad, the beach and his love of nature.
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108 OUTDOORS Lighting designer Nathan Orsman shares his secrets.
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C O N T R I B U TO R S “I recently started going to BodMod on the Upper East Side, and love their 25-minute full-body class. It leaves you invigorated and relaxed at the same time.”
“SoulCycle or Switch for cardio, alternated with intense core strength training.”
“I head straight to the ocean. Be it on a surfboard, free-diving in the kelp forest, or just swimming with my dog at the beach. Both the power and simplicity of the sea is a church to me.”
“For my mind: painting, drawing, reading and trying to play classical guitar. For my body: yoga, walking, gardening, paddleboarding and occasional biking. And they’re all good for my spirit!”
Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton,
Brooke Shields, who shared her story about overcoming her fear of the ocean
Morgan Maassen, contributing photographer
April Gornik, who wrote about saving the Sag Harbor Cinema
who revealed her top weekend bag picks A fashion and accessories consultant whose many clients include Figue, Hearst digital content studio, Lulu DK and Condé Nast, Gunlocke Fenton has previously worked for Glamour, Chanel, Town & Country, J.Crew and Vogue, among others. Gunlocke Fenton is also an administrative board member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Born in Santa Barbara, California, Maassen’s interest in photography started in his teen years, after experimenting with his family’s home video camera at the beach—goofing off with friends and exploring the central coast. At 16, he graduated from high school early to concentrate on visual media. After working in the graphic design industry, Maassen pursued filmmaking, and then photography. He frequently incorporates his passion for traveling, nature, architecture and fashion into his work.
Beginning her modeling career at only 11 months old, Shields (pictured above with Laird Hamilton) was hitting the runway by age 3. She began acting at age 9, and has maintained a critically acclaimed career in film, television and theatre. She is the best-selling author of several books. She also entered the world of radio with her Sirius XM show, Brooke Shields Now. The mother of two daughters is a strong advocate for women’s issues and keeping the arts alive in schools.
Artist and North Haven resident April Gornik has her works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, among many other major public and private collections. Represented by the Danese Gallery, Gornik has shown in one-person and group shows in the United States and abroad. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild Hall Museum in 2003, and was the Neuberger Museum’s Annual Honoree in 2004.
Gunlocke Fenton photo from Instagram @worldarmarium; Shields photo by Bruce Weber; Gornik photo from Instagram @margaret_garrett
What are your go-to forms of exercise for body, mind and spirit?
Gated Five Acre Estate
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Just off of Hands Creek, sit the grounds of this resolutely private five acre gated estate. Behind the dramatic stone columned gates you’ll find not just a sprawling 6,000 square foot home, but the canvas on which you’ll paint a four-seasons Hampton’s lifestyle. Active summer days were carved into the property: the tennis court, playground, campfire, and pool house, were not simply placed in their own individual “outdoor rooms” but sculpted into the property as over a hundred trees were meticulously placed to give this compound a sense of permanence. You’d be amazed but not surprised to find the Kennedy brothers lofting the ball for one of their notorious family football battles.
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C O N T R I B U TO R S
“My go-to forms of exercise for body, mind and spirit: fishing from my kayak, feeding my chickens, listening to and watching birds, running my doggies on the beach and playing jazz drums.”
“Surfing, yoga (though practiced episodically), basketball, skiing, tennis and backpacking.”
“Spending time out east with dear friends and my dog Daphne, my sidekick. Also working on my cottage in Springs, painting, surfing and visiting Louse Point and Bostwick’s as often as possible.”
“I love the water, and feel happy and tranquil in it. I am lucky to have found a aqua-jog class that is both challenging (the jog part) and fun (the aqua part).”
Carl Safina, who writes about the Fairness Doctrine on our Citizen page
Alex Matthiessen, who penned our Environment piece on carbon tax
Mary Ellen Matthews, who shot our inside story of cover star Quincy Davis
Marili Forastieri, who photographed our home story, “A Summer Idyll”
Matthiessen is the founder and president of Blue Marble Project, an environmental consulting firm based in NYC. From 2000 to 2010, Matthiessen was the CEO and president of Riverkeeper, a Hudson Valley-based organization best known for leading the decades-long campaign to reclaim and restore the Hudson River, and protect the NYC Watershed. He sits on the boards of the Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Carbon Tax Center, where he is chair.
Photographer Matthews started her career working in film production and music publicity. Since 1999, she has been the photographer for Saturday Night Live, where she creates the distinctive look of the show’s still images. She is a top entertainment portrait photographer, with recent clients including Warner Brothers Studios and Television, the Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Films. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Marie Claire and the Spanish edition of Harper’s Bazaar. Matthews lives and works in New York City.
Awarded a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Burroughs, James Beard and George Rabb medals, scientist and author Safina has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers. He is the first Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University. He hosted the PBS series, Saving the Ocean and wrote the influential and acclaimed books Beyond Words and Song for the Blue Ocean. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Patricia, and their dogs and feathered friends.
Forastieri, a NYC-based lifestyle and interiors photographer, enjoys her work in the Hamptons, where the light is exceptionally beautiful, and the homes tell stories of the interesting and talented people who occupy them. A Brooklyn resident, Forastieri finds joy digging in her garden.
Safina photo by by Christian Åslund; Matthiessen photo by Mark Gettes; Matthews photo from Instagram @atelierdore
What are your go-to forms of exercise for body, mind and spirit?
Waterfront Retreat with 200’ Private Beach
Perhaps one of the most reclusive waterfront retreats ever fashioned in East Hampton, this pristine home is quite literally the antidote for the breakneck pace and pressure filled grit of city living. With a sweeping 250 degree panoramic view of Northwest Harbor this feels more like owning a private island than mere real estate. At dusk, the distant twinkle of Sag Harbor gives life to the sky and a magical backdrop to the horizon. Two hundred feet of everso-private sandy bay beach provide the launching point for every form of water sport or the much deserved (and needed) morning swim. The design of the pristine hedged garden-like pool terrace feels like it was borrowed from one of Europe’s most exclusive private hotels... which it no doubt was. Knowing that life on this light filled “private island” will be lived largely outdoors, an expansive and luxurious screened living suite becomes the heart of life here from early spring til late in the fall. (Although conceived as a romantic gesture to long conversationfilled summer nights.) The intimate waterfront library with traditional mantel and hearth adds the fourth season of perfection to what the current (and only) owners use as a year-round retreat. A rare opportunity to own on coveted North Bay...known throughout the Hamptons for its legendary sunsets. Never before offered for sale.
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“Grab Some Sand”: In this first-person essay for the Purist, Brooke Shields details how she conquered her fear of the waves. Suddenly I saw a huge wave approaching and, as I had many years prior, I became paralyzed. Just as it was about to crash on me, I heard, “Grab some sand!” “What?” “Go down and grab me two handfuls of sand, NOW!” I did as I was told, and once below the surface, I felt the powerful rumble of the wave ripple over the backs of my legs. I clawed into that sand with all my might and burst back up into the open air. Looking like a triumphant prizefighter, I held up two fistfuls of sand and screamed. I had done it. I had escaped being battered and beaten. “Hesitation is dangerous.” A voice rang out. “When you get in trouble, dive down to the ocean’s floor and the wave will pass.” Miraculously, in an instant, I actually felt bigger. This event has since become a metaphor for the way I now approach my life. It empowered me and I promised myself that day that I would no longer allow fear to debilitate me, but instead make it urge me, simply, to “Grab some sand.”
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I grew up spending my summers in Southampton. It was here that I learned how to swim, how to dance the box step, and how to build the perfect drip sandcastle. I have always been my happiest on the beach. I can’t, however, say the same thing about the actual ocean. Put simply, everything about the ocean had always terrified me; its darkness, its temperature, its inhabitants, and its sheer force. At an early age I had a terrifying encounter with a wave. I was about 9 or 10 and was out for a swim with some friends. There was a sudden drop in the sand and I sunk in it just as a big wave was cresting over my head. My face still above water, I looked up and froze; down it crashed and immediately my world became silent, violent and terrifying. I got flipped around like an ice cube in a martini shaker at Shippy’s and each time I surfaced, catching glimpses of the oblivious sunbathers, I’d get sucked right back down again. This process, which left me with bloody knees and a bathing suit filled with wet sand, probably only lasted three to five seconds—but to me, it felt like an eternity. Pummeled and hurt, I crawled onto dry land feeling traumatized and small. I vowed never to swim in the big, bad ocean again. The pool would have to suffice. And aside from various tropical dips that peppered the next few decades of my life, I kept that vow. That is, until not long ago. I had recently returned to my roots on the South Fork of Long Island, and was invited to what I thought was a paddleboarding lesson. Instead, I found myself confronted with a wet suit and a surfboard. Afraid of appearing void of courage, I smiled and accepted the challenge. Terrified, I paddled out against what felt like a fire hose being aimed at my face. In an instant I was transported back to my childhood and was convinced that this time, the waves would actually succeed in devouring me. My fear was mounting and my eyes began to well with tears. In addition, not only was I lugging around a massive hunk of fiberglass, I was surrounded by children and other moms who were gleefully gliding atop the water’s surface and cheering each other on. Me included. I wanted to punch everybody and everything. Very mature! My instructor must have seen the mounting panic in my eyes and said, “We are going to surf without a board.” Great news, except that I still had the water to deal with. Once free from the leash and closer to shore, I was told to face the oncoming waves. I could feel my whole body begin to tense up. 46
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The carbon tax: A near silver bullet for turning back climate change. BY ALEX MATTHIESSEN • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MORGAN MAASSEN
“Make the pledge to go green in all your buying habits,” Matthiessen urges all East Enders.
year from a spike in water temperatures. It’s easy, and absolutely justified, to blame our delay in confronting the climate crisis on the leaders of the fossil fuel sector, and the lobbyists, think tanks and ad men who back them. These malefactors have spent decades perpetuating a tobacco industry-like campaign to confuse the public about the realities of climate change and obfuscate the need for action. But what about the rest of us? Are we merely victims of this avaricious cabal? Not exactly. Save those who live off the grid, we are all complicit, both by consuming fossil fuels and by not demanding that our leaders expedite the switch to a clean-energy economy. The good news is we can choose instead to push the economic and policy levers needed to precipitate that switch. That means committing ourselves to energy efficient and low- or zero-carbon lifestyles. And it means joining the movement to secure a national, and ultimately global, carbon tax to expedite the transition to a clean power economy—and do it fast enough to stay below a 2-degree Celsius rise in average global temperatures that climate scientists agree is the tipping point for irreversible, catastrophic changes to the planet’s ability to sustain human life. To be sure, we are slowly making that transition already. You can see it in the growing number of electric vehicles
Apple recently released a new ad with iPhone video footage of mountains, bees and beaches that was so beautiful I thought it was produced by an environmental group. The voiceover, relying on the words of astronomer Carl Sagan, is an appeal to viewers to save the planet that pierced and fluttered my heart: “The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life.…There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species can migrate,” Sagan intones. “It underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the only home we’ve ever known.” Until quite recently, climate change was just an abstraction for most Americans. Yes, many of us are aware that 15 of the 16 warmest years on record occurred in this century, with each of the past three years setting new temperature records. Yet most of us can’t readily pinpoint the apparent 1.6 (Fahrenheit) degree increase in average global temperatures in our day-to-day lives. That’s changing, though, with the latest tsunami of bad news: Sea ice, which used to cover most of the Arctic Circle throughout the year, now disappears almost entirely each summer. An ice sheet the size of Delaware is poised to break off of Antarctica within a matter of weeks, further raising global sea levels. A huge portion of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Site, is dead, killed off last 48
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“We have to vastly accelerate our progress to a near-zero carbon economy...charging fossil fuels for their carbon emissions is the fastest way to get there.”
dividend” proposal is that 100 percent of the billions of dollars in annual revenue generated by the carbon tax would be returned to the American consumer in the form of dividend checks issued to households, every quarter of every year in perpetuity—or at least until we’re no longer using enough carbon to bother taxing. The vast majority of low- and middle-income households would receive more in dividends than they pay in additional fuel costs. A number of other countries and provinces already have instituted some form of carbon pricing. Moreover, citizens in Massachusetts, Washington and other states are hard at work trying to get their legislatures to adopt carbon taxes, as an intermediate step toward a national program. The specter of climate change is overwhelming, even for us environmentalists accustomed to spending our days thinking about the myriad ways we are damaging the planet. But don’t think for a minute that you are powerless to do something. Make the pledge to go green in all your buying habits, and start talking up—at dinner parties, via social media and with elected officials—the power of a carbon tax. The planet’s future depends on it—and on you. Environmentalist Alex Matthiessen, who was born and raised in Sagaponack and lives part-time in Sag Harbor, is president of Blue Marble Project, an eco-strategic consulting firm, and board chair of the Carbon Tax Center, both based in New York City.
and solar panels on the East End, the blossoming of wind farms in the Atlantic, and in efforts by cities like New York to make its buildings more energy efficient. The problem is that none of these changes are happening nearly fast or broadly enough to stay below the 2-degree C threshold. To do so, we have to vastly accelerate our progress to a near-zero carbon economy. Many economists, “liberal” and “conservative,” agree that charging fossil fuels for their carbon emissions is the fastest way to get there, and that the most efficient way to do it is with a national carbon tax. The best plan is one recently proposed by the Republican-led Climate Leadership Council. Here’s a simplified version of how it works: An initial fee of $40 per ton would be placed on carbon dioxide emissions at the point of entry into the U.S. economy—i.e., at the refinery, mine, well or port. The cost— which would rise each year by, say, $5 per ton—would be passed along through intermediaries in production and processing, ultimately showing up at the point of sale for consumers. Thus, the retail price of our fossil fuel based energy—gas, home heating oil, electricity and even the cost of petroleum-based consumer goods—would go up, compelling most American consumers and businesses to shift to more efficient and low-carbon products in order to save money. Politically, the most important feature of this “fee and 50
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Twin Peaks At Olde Towne: A John Kean Designed and Built Estate Southampton. Kean Development has set a new level of excellence with the first completed, fully furnished estate, poised behind a gated entry, on 4 +/manicured acres in the heart Southampton’s exclusive enclave known as Olde Towne. Luxurious appointments, exquisite furnishings and state of the art amenities find harmony within Kean’s masterful construction. Warmed by eight fireplaces, the striking traditional residence, with interiors by world renowned designer Anthony Ingrao, balances common rooms with intimate spaces throughout its 15,500 square feet on two floors of living space. A dramatic entry leads to the living room with full bar, media room, library and extensive loggia. The kitchen, set within its own great room is augmented by a separate professional chefs kitchen and a glass encased breakfast room. Accommodations include 8 bedrooms with baths ensuite, including extensive master suites on the first and second floor. Three staircases and an elevator variously connect to an additional 6,000 SF +/- lower level with theater, gym, professional 2-lane bowling alley, full bar, wine cellar, billiard room and 2 staff suites. The roof deck offers putting green as well as expansive ocean views. An attached guest cottage offers living room, dining room, kitchen and two bedrooms with baths ensuite. The manicured landscape, bordered by a classic, privet hedge, frames the 60’ x 34’ Gunite pool with a striking negative edge element and an oversized spa as well as sun lounges in the pool’s novel beach end. The pool house features a great room, lounge, kitchenette, 2 full baths, napping/changing room and a canopy offering shade for dining or relaxation. Terraced entertaining spaces are set within vivid garden beds and expansive, open lawn areas. An outdoor kitchen, gas fire pit and sunken Deco Turf tennis court complete with a pergola covered viewing area add to the list of Twin Peak’s outdoor amenities. Make plans to view this stunning new estate today. Co-Exclusive. $39.5M WEB# 38613
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Tuning into circadian rhythms, also known as your body clock, can dramatically improve health and well-being. BY DIMITRI EHRLICH • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MORGAN MAASSEN
The biggest regulator of circadian rhythm is light, both natural and artificial.
ter: “The danger is sleep deprivation, not insomnia. When we suffer from anxiety, it makes us not perceive sleep—so an individual who got five or six hours of sleep only feels they slept an hour.” The biggest regulator of our circadian rhythm is light, which includes not only the sun but also electric light and LED screens. When we use computer screens or look at our phones, particularly at night, we are convincing our brain to think the sun is shining. The key is to create a schedule that works with, rather than against, our natural body clock. The more light you’re exposed to during the day, the less melatonin your body will create. As a result, you’ll feel more energetic and less drowsy. Conversely, the less light you are exposed to in the hours before going to bed, the more melatonin your body will naturally produce. Even making a small change, such as gradually dimming the lights and having less exposure to computer screens once the sun goes down, can help the body to produce more melatonin and get you more in sync with your body’s circadian rhythm. The result? Better rest, without a sleeping pill.
What if there was a natural way to improve performance in nearly every aspect of your life? Something that gave you an edge, without you taking any pills or spending a dime? Good news: There is a life hack that can radically improve your mood, wellness and energy levels, and it begins with getting a better night’s rest. First, a little learning: Our sleep is impacted by something called the circadian rhythm. Often referred to as the “body clock,” the circadian rhythm is a cycle, affected by environmental cues like sunlight and temperature, that tells our bodies when to sleep, rise and eat. “If you create havoc in that process, besides disruption in your sleep, there may be a lot of unintended consequences,” says W. Chris Winter, M.D., author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It. “Especially if you’re in a job that creates long-term dysregulation of the circadian rhythms. Doctors who work around the clock in a medical residency, or shift workers who are constantly changing their sleep schedules—their incidence of stroke and heart disease and cancer goes up.” Just because it takes you a long time to fall asleep doesn’t mean you’re heading toward disaster, says Dr. Win52
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Southampton resident Michael Bloomberg, former three-term mayor of New York City, can add environmentalist to his long list of altruistic endeavors. He reflects on the examples set by his parents in this essay, “Dinner Table Lessons.” The essay appears in Mentoring USA founder Matilda Cuomo’s book, The Person Who Changed My Life. able to directly purchase the house that I grew up in beSome people meet their mentors in a classroom. Others, cause Jews were not welcome buyers. The property was on a playing field or in the office. I met mine at the dinner sold first to my parents’ lawyer, who then turned around table, every night, growing up in Medford, Massachusetts. and sold it to them. They never talked about the episode, I was lucky to come from a loving, middle-class family, probably to protect us from feeling hurt and confused and and while I remember teachers and Boy Scout leaders and resentful. But also because, I suspect, both of them apemployers who challenged and inspired me, my greatproached life by looking forward, not backward. And by est mentors—the people who taught me the values that focusing on the good, have guided me all rather than dwelling through my life—were “I owe my best qualities to my parents,” on the bad. Charlotte and William writes Bloomberg. That’s what my Bloomberg, my mothmother did when my er and father. father died, rather When I was growsuddenly, while I was ing up, dinner was a in college. Though very important part she was devastatof the day. My mothed (as were we all), er cooked, while my she was a pillar of sister, Marjorie, and I strength, and she set the table. We were went back to work to expected to pitch in, help support herself and we did. After my and us. father got home from No surprise. This his job as a bookkeepwas the woman who er at a local dairy, we had graduated from would sit down for a New York University family meal—and my in 1929, a time when mother would always very few women—esuse the good china. pecially those who To her, there was were not wealthy— nobody more importeven considered ant than family—so attending college. My why save the best for mother was always someone else? independent and That was one life strong-willed. lesson learned at the Recycled Denim American Flag by Montauk artist Amanda Beckmann, artbya.com I owe my best qualdinner table. ities to my parents: a Another was strong will and an independent streak from my mother; and watching my father sit there one evening and write a a passion for hard work from my father. But those are only check to the NAACP. the most outward reflections of my parents that I carry with My father believed in hard work and took great pride me every day. Their belief in the importance of family, givin his job. But he felt it was extremely important to give ing back, treating everyone equally, and looking forward back to others. When I asked him why he wrote the check, are values that have shaped every major decision I’ve he told me, “Because discrimination against anyone is a made in my life, and they have given me greater rewards threat to all of us.” than I ever could have imagined. My parents knew about discrimination. They were not 54
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Recent New York State laws legalizing medical marijuana have transformed your local M.D. into Doctor Feelgood. BY DEBRA SCOTT
the oil from a vape works in minutes, but only lasts a few hours. For chronic pain, a capsule will take an hour or so to do the trick, but will last 10 to 12 hours. A tincture works in 20 minutes. Besides alleviating symptoms, cannabis has been shown in clinical and preclinical studies to treat 105 illnesses, including certain forms of cancer, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s. According to Joe Dolce, author of Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, “Studies in cells and animals have shown that cannabis inhibits the growth of skin cancer, breast cancer and glioblastoma, a swift-acting brain cancer.” Among its many benefits, the plant is antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and triggers apoptosis—cell death in certain tumors. “It seems sensible to think of cannabis as a medicine first that happens to have some psychoactivity, like many meds do,” Dolce says, “rather than as a euphoriant that happens to have a few random medical properties on the side.” The state, which has awarded licenses to five growers and distributors, allows three ratios of THC to CBD (both of which are needed for full effect): 1:20, 1:1 and 20:1, which Kulik characterizes as weak, mild and strong. He tailors his prescriptions based on several factors, including the patient’s prior experience with recreational use. The low THC version has practically no psychoactive effect, while the potent THC remedy can certainly get you high. Strangely, Kulik has not been deluged by potheads. “They can probably get better stuff on the street,” he says. As for his patients on chemo: “It’s the best thing there is for nausea, appetite and all-around misery,” he says. “When there’s something this big to alleviate suffering it’s a crime to hinder its use.” But a crime it is. Don’t be caught crossing a state line.
The first time nurse practitioner Liz Cramer Ernst administered a dose of medical marijuana (MM) to a Holocaust survivor, “I saw the stress melt off her face,” she says. “That night she slept peacefully for the first time in decades.” Another patient, a veteran who had stepped on an IED, texted her that the formula she had prescribed was “way better than the disgusting drugs they had me on at the VA. No more poison and walking around like a zombie!” To most of us, the New York State law allowing MM, which went into effect in January 2016 came and went without much notice, but to those suffering from conditions ranging from multiple sclerosis to cancer, it was a godsend. Cramer Ernst works out of her Hampton Bays home office treating dozens of patients through her “telemedicine business,” HamptonsMediSpa. After she assesses the person’s needs through a video chat, she determines the optimum ratio of THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) to CBD (cannabidiol)—the primary components in MM—before handing the prescription to a pharmacist to compound. Once a patient registers with the New York State Department of Health and is issued a card, he or she can pick up the customized tincture, oil or capsules at the dispensary in Riverhead. There are a handful of providers on the East End who are certified to prescribe MM for qualifying conditions. East Hampton’s Alfred Kulik, M.D., found his way to the world of legalized weed by his patients suffering from pain, many of whom had “tried everything else.” The surgeon has discovered the ultimate irony concerning the federally banned drug. “It was always thought of as a gateway drug, but it’s the opposite—the gateway out. It’s getting people off opiates.” That includes even heroin. Kulik tailors his prescriptions based on the speed of delivery and the longevity of its effect. For acute pain, inhaling 56
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The bad news about ticks this season: Conditions are ripe for a surge. Even worse news: They’re not just causing Lyme disease. Southampton Hospital’s Max H. Minnerop, M.D., explains how to protect yourself. The large number of acorns and mild weather this past fall and winter led to an increase in the rodent population, ideal conditions for ticks to flourish. When it comes to preventing tick-borne diseases, protection, checking and seeking medical help are equally important. Here, the best ways to defend yourself from this summer scourge.
antibiotics, which may decrease your risk of contracting Lyme. (Go to tickencounter. org for help identifying types.) If you develop a bull’s-eye rash (though not everyone who becomes infected with Lyme disease does), or you experience flu-like symptoms, see your doctor right away and start—and finish—a course of antibiotics.
Create a chemical and physical barrier against ticks Spray yourself with an insect repellent containing no more than 30 percent DEET (such as OFF! Deep Woods) and your clothes and shoes with permethrin spray. Tuck your pants into your socks.
Protect your pets Treat your pets with a “kills-oncontact” tick product. Also avoid sleeping with them.
Be vigilant about self-exams Check yourself, your partner and your children every day. (It typically takes a tick between Avoid tick-heavy areas like tall grass, brush 24 to 72 hours to transmit the and wood piles. bacterial pathogens into your body.) Check places where ticks like to burrow, such as the waistband, behind the knees, belly button and groin. Use a lint roller on your clothes and any exposed skin to pick up ticks that may still be crawling on you. Immediately put your clothes in the dryer on high heat for about 15 minutes, before washing them, to kill ticks.
Where to get help Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center is here to help. Visit eastendtickresource.org or call our help line at (631) 726-TICK. Rebecca Young, RN, BSN, can answer all your questions, including how to remove a tick. For more information, attend the Hospital’s “Ask the Experts: Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Symposium,” on Saturday, July 15, at 10AM at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, in Southampton. Admission is free and attendees will receive a free tick kit. For more information, go to eastendtickresource.org.
When you find a tick Before removing, take a photo with your phone in case you need to identify it later. Put a coin next to it as a size reference. To remove, use very pointy tweezers to grab the tick by its head as close to your skin as possible, and with steady pressure pull it up and out. Dealing with deer ticks If you’re bitten by a deer tick that looks engorged with blood, you may want to take a prophylactic dose of
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A new tick threat: The Lone Star tick The Lone Star tick doesn’t transmit Lyme disease, but it can pass on ehrlichiosis as well as Alpha-gal, an allergy to mammalian meat, within minutes of biting you. Those affected can develop hives, swelling of the mouth or throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, anaphylactic shock after eating meat. If you experience any of these symptoms, visit your local emergency department right away.
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Two buzzy new wellness trends to try: Green drinks get the plop plop, fizz fizz treatment, and sound healing may be the new aromatherapy. BY AMELY GREEVEN
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TUNE IN, LET GO Sound healing is poised to be the next aromatherapy: The vibrations of sound waves are said to shift stress, recalibrate the nervous system and promote a state of calm and renewThe Montauk Salt al. While there are Cave dishes out plenty of digital good vibrations. tracks you can plug into, nothing compares to lying with others in a bath of sound waves intentionally designed to restore harmony and clear and quiet the mind. And I can’t think of a more restorative place to do this than the Montauk Salt Cave, where tons of pink Himalayan salt create an environment of rosy serenity and an extraordinary forum that amplifies the healing frequencies of quartz crystal singing bowls and Kundalini meditation with a gong sound bath. Owner Shannon Coppola says that the effects of surrendering in this sanctuary of sound are profound. “The combination of doing breathwork and meditation in the salt-infused air with the mesmerizing sound leaves me floating to the point where I can’t drive my car for 20 minutes.” Sounds…heavenly. montauksaltcave.com
Many of the things I do on my path to wellness are simple, but they’re not especially easy. Thanks largely to the determination of my homesteader husband, who probably should have been born in the 1800s, we ferment sourdough bread and bottle endless jars of long-simmered bone broth. So we know there’s no shortcut to good health. Or is there? I recently stumbled on 8 Greens, a tablet that contains the ingredients found in green drinks. You just drop it in water, let it fizz and enjoy. It was a revelation, like the universe saying, “I’ll give you one free pass, buddy.” 8 Greens’ creator, Dawn Russell, spent four years developing a product that everyone said couldn’t exist: an almost-zero-sugar, 10-calorie, refreshingly tasty green-drink tablet made with ingredients including bluegreen algae from Oregon’s pristine Lake Klamath. “My obsession was, how can I help busy people build basic health in a way that’s, ‘Take it, go, get on with your day,’” she explains. I tell her it’s like a gateway drug for greens: Almost everyone, including my 3-year-old, likes the taste of this bubbly kale- and wheatgrass-infused concoction. I’m convinced it gives me a little lift each time I drink it. Available at White’s Apothecary in Southampton and East Hampton, and at 8greens.com.
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How’d we get, y’know—here? A look at what happened when news stopped seeking balance. BY CARL SAFINA
abide nonpartisanship. Corporate greed and right-wing ideology was straining under the harness of facts, honest news, differing opinions, and the profit-sharing plan known as organized labor (which had created the American Dream and several generations in which everyone could pretty much expect that their kids would have better lives and live better than their parents). I mean, it was called the Fairness Doctrine. Reagan wasn’t a fan of “fairness.” In 1987, the FCC under Reagan did away with the Fairness Doctrine. He and other horsemen of the apocryphal knew it was a sure bet that the deep-pockets would easily command the airwaves. Then they could say almost anything, unchecked. Within a decade we got Fox News, which built an echo chamber in which extreme views and unfounded nonsense went unbridled across the air. “Broadcasters” the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, et al. could bloviate unchecked with impunity. Audiences never got both sides. Listeners could listen to what they liked and never hear a thing they disagreed with. Fast-forward an entire generation and the race to the bottom has created what’s been called the best-entertained, least-informed populace in the world. An electorate who can be tricked and lied to, ditto their heads, decide which factoids they choose and which news is fake, and raise up an epically unqualified man to be president. As millions cheer. And that’s how.
“The Fairness Doctrine,” I said. “Have you heard of the Fairness Doctrine?” Nobody had heard of it. But I remember it. When I was in college, you’d be driving and listening to the AM news or talk radio, or you’d be in the dorm watching TV news. And someone would present an opinion piece about what policy we should or should not pursue— money for schools, troops for wars, whatever. And immediately after they spoke, an announcer’s voice would say, “And now for the responsible opposing viewpoint. Here is—” And then you’d hear someone argue for the opposite course of action. You always heard the other side. It certainly kept people informed about the dimensions of a debate and the reasoning. It made false claims very difficult; the rebuttal was immediate. You knew what was going on, why people were coming to the conclusions they were reaching. The Fairness Doctrine was the policy that required that. It was created in 1949 by the Federal Communications Commission, the agency that licenses broadcasters. The airwaves belong to the public. That’s the law. Broadcasters are licensed to use public airwaves. In 1949 the FCC said, in essence, If you’re going to use public property—the airwaves—you’re going to broadcast for the public good. You have to inform the public with news, and balanced views, so that you advance democracy. For broadcasters the main effect was that no station or network could be politically tilted or partisan. Get it? Ronald Reagan got it. He and his cronies could not 62
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means to let go or release. Recharge means to regain energy or spirit or strength—just like we do when we charge up our phones. Here are some fun, effective tricks to reset and recharge anytime. Make a commitment to yourself to try one, a few or all of the life hacks.
“By letting go it all gets done.” –Lao Tzu One the most common and frequent questions I am asked is, “How can I stay so happy and radiant?” My answer: “Effortlessly (mostly) with delight and joy.” There are huge, quantifiable benefits of living a happy, balanced life—lower stress, more vibrant health, clearer focus and concentration, inspired creativity and a healthier ability to manage life’s inevitable ups and downs. Here, I have created a simple Reset and Recharge tool kit. First, a little context: Relax comes from the Latin word relaxare, which
1. We have tens of thousands of thoughts a day; our senses are bombarded with millions of inputs and distractions daily. Scientific evidence says that simple meditation techniques can alleviate stress, boost your immune system, and help 64
make some simple rules for yourself and others. Put away your technology and be present and mindful.
build brain power and inner resilience. I use my Dip Into Bliss meditations, which have soothing, transportive music, easy guidance, ancient bells and nature sounds that allow me to not only escape but to also become very still and present. Even if it’s only a few minutes a day (longer and twice-daily is great) you will see the benefits almost immediately. This is a potent and easy recharge I use daily so I am my best, creative self.
5. Create a sacred space filled with the things that you cherish most—items that make your heart sing, like a picture of a loved one, a child’s drawing, a lock of a baby’s hair. I keep a little framed picture of my pet (long gone to kitty heaven), some crystals and some souvenirs of travels. These can be little talismans that serve as an ongoing reminder to you of your special sacred life.
2. Take a walk in nature. There is nothing more powerful than getting out into the open fresh air and taking a brisk walk. Not only will this invigorate and recharge your physical body, as it boosts your aerobic capability and supports your cardiovascular system, but it will also serve to refresh and reset your mind. Commit to three or four movement sessions a week at your gym, Pilates or yoga studio. Try boxing—this is an incredible schvitz, and the mother all workouts.
6. When we reflect on positive, inspiring and meaningful events and achievements, our brain releases a chemical called serotonin, a natural mood elevator. Visualize what is positive, as this will fuel and motivate you any time you need. Stop and reflect on people and personal accomplishments, big and small. It is a soothing, delightful, harmonious practice.
3. One of my favorite things to do to relax and recharge is to take a bath. It allows me to let go of the day’s noise. I light my pure aromatherapy candles, pour my bath salts or plant aromatherapy oils, turn on some soothing music, and completely luxuriate in my quiet haven.
7. Get creative. What do you like doing most? Engage in an activity that makes you feel playful and exuberant: painting, cooking (try making something new), yoga or dance (even if it’s just in your home). Take new photos of beautiful flowers and share with your friends. Creativity awakens the parts of our brain beyond logic, unlocking the child in us. Summer is a time to be expansive, sensuous and creative, so do as the great Zen koan says: “Jump and the net will appear.” Relish you, relish the summer…LET GO. For more tips and hacks visit donnadcruz.com.
4. Recognize and avoid burnout. We love the efficiency of our technology (phones, tablets, TV, etc.), but they can be demanding of our attention and disrupt our ability to be present—with ourselves, our family, our friends, our highest self. Our gadgets are here to serve us, not us them. So,
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battle over what’s not working, our genius is out there stalking a solution.” Awakening is not always easy, the author warns; sometimes it’s downright scary. In those moments, picture the flash of illumination that floods a smartphone when it’s dropped and the screen is fissured. As Leonard Cohen said, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” For Barbaria, that is enlightenment—and it’s pure magic. —Julia Szabo
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg interviews Lee Woodruff, co-author of In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing.
Sheryl Sandberg (left) and Lee Woodruff
SS: So you were at Disney World of all places. You were with your four children and you got the call no one wants: that Bob was gravely injured. He then spent 36 days in a medically induced coma, which had to have been just horrific. How did you endure those 36 days? LW: You’re in this altered state. We called it the vortex. In the vortex, nothing else mattered other than what would happen to him. The prognosis was grim. I was basically [told] “Number one: he might not live” and “Number two: be prepared, have a plan B, because he probably won’t ever be able to work, talk.” They were talking about acute-care nursing homes. I stayed in this world of hope.
SS: His recovery was a miracle for your family, but it was also long and grueling, and it was a long road [for him] to regain speech and movement, and it put you in a caregiver role. The title of my book [about coping with the sudden death of her husband] comes from my friend Phil who said option A is not available, so we’re just going to kick the shit out of option B. This had to have been a complete option B for you. How did you and Bob learn to find your way through it? LW: As a writer, I just needed to start making sense of this. I didn’t know if he would live, so I wanted to write what [happened] for the kids. And then if he did live, I knew as a journalist he would have a thousand questions. And one of his neurosurgeons, whom I loved, said, “Hey, you’re a
SS: Were you able to stay hopeful the whole time? LW: Yes, and I’ll tell you why. I chose not to go on Google and look at traumatic brain injury—I knew that I would 66
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never sleep again. I let everybody around me talk to the doctors. I didn’t want to look at the scans. There were rocks all over his head. They’d cut his skull off. There was a rock right on his carotid artery that they didn’t know how they were going to get out. I just didn’t want to look. I thought, if I just keep showing up—you talk about that too, so beautifully in [your book] Option B. The little moments where you just tell yourself that I’m going to be present. Because if I toggle forward it’s frightening, and if I toggle backward it’s so sad.
SHERYL SANDBERG: You’re an incredible example of resilience. You and your husband Bob, [who was] co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight, wrote this amazing book. Bob was reporting on the war in Iraq and was critically injured by a roadside bomb. He survived, had a long road to recovery, and together you wrote this book, In an Instant. LEE WOODRUFF: It’s a story of healing and coming out the other side.
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FACETIME writer. Somebody needs to write a book about this. Thousands of service members are coming through these military hospitals and nobody in America has any idea that these injuries are happening.” You can’t rewind the tape, right? But you can take the bad thing and just do something good with it; you can use your story to maybe ease the way for someone else. You asked me how did I get through those 36 days, and even the year beyond [because when] he woke up, he woke up in this really sweet
raised in a Christian faith and we don’t wear religion on our sleeves, but I think when you are given a faith, what a time to use it, right? There are things that are bigger than us. I’ve seen that in hospitals, I’ve talked to many other families. Miracles happen. I wanted to believe in a miracle and I didn’t want any physician or anybody to tell me I couldn’t until I was ready to come to terms with what had happened. Faith means different things for different people. I’ve seen soldiers in hospitals who don’t
“Miracles happen. I wanted to believe in a miracle and I didn’t want any physician or anybody to tell me I couldn’t.” —Lee Woodruff believe, but I’ve watched [their] nurses hold it for them. I’ll never forget: This soldier came in; this young man got his leg blown off and he was a dancer. He loved to dance and [one of the nurses] said, “Well honey, I talked to God for you today. And I’m just here to tell you he’s got your back.”
way—telling everybody that they were beautiful—but he was missing all of his words. He had to slowly learn all that again. I realized there were kind of four legs of my stool and they all started with F. It was family, friends, faith and funny. SS: Writing was clearly amazing for your recovery. I love the idea that you were documenting for Bob. When did you shift into writing a book? LW: Boy, I had an 800-page document when I finished. Someone approached us and aked if I’d ever want to do a book. I still had the neurosurgeon’s words in my head, and I thought, Well I have this 800-page document. When you’re [sitting with someone who has] a brain injury, they tell you to just talk to them. So I would just tell him the stories of our life like, “We started our marriage in Beijing, China.” Somewhere in there, his brain was rebooting. And so this 800-page document was the story of our life, the story of our love and the story of our healing.
SS: That’s an amazing thought. That it’s not just you keeping faith, because there are moments you can’t. So you guys started a foundation. What does the Bob Woodruff Foundation do? LW: We took the crazy amount of attention we got for our story, raised money and looked at the whole landscape. There are 46,000 nonprofits that help vets. It’s hard to navigate. We take those funds and make grants, with many strings attached, to organizations that are working with caregivers. I am passionate about that because it’s the whole family that needs to recover, not just the individual.
SS: In some ways, when there’s injury, not death, it can be harder because…when the person’s still alive, [people] don’t know exactly what to say. Do you think people should address it or not address it? LW: It’s such a great question. Own it. But empathize, don’t sympathize. I, like you, did not want to be that woman in the grocery store—“Oh that poor woman.” I didn’t want anyone’s pity, but I wanted people to say, “What happened to you, that sucks. And I’m here.”
SS: We have a tradition in my family: [what’s] your best, worst and grateful moment of today. My best is doing this with you and getting to share your four legs of the stool with everyone. Your best, worst and grateful? LW: You stole my best because it was getting to do this with you today. My worst was that I didn’t have a chance to highlight my hair before I saw you. And then what I’m most grateful for? I’m grateful that in the 11 years since we founded the foundation, we’ve given away more than $46 million to help other families heal.
SS: How does your faith help you? LW: Well, I was really pissed off at God. Bob and I were both
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Film director and screenwriter Patty Jenkins was best known for her 2003 debut feature, Monster, starring Charlize Theron—that is, until her latest film, Wonder Woman, broke box office records. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo talks to Jenkins about the making of the worldwide sensation.
CC: But you wanted to do it your way. Your notion of what Lynda Carter represented as Wonder Woman [on the TV series] and what you wanted this movie to be about—talk about that. PJ: I love what Wonder Woman in the form of Lynda Carter made me feel as a kid when I would go on that playground and not only be a badass fighting the bully, but look like Lynda Carter while I was doing it. What I cared about the most was preserving the spirit of Wonder Woman. Not only is she strong, and an incredible fighter, she’s also warm and loving.
CHRIS CUOMO: Wonder Woman is shattering box office records and a glass ceiling because it is the biggest opening ever for a female director. You made a movie and you made history. Can you believe it? PATTY JENKINS: I can believe I made a movie. It is shocking to me that I made history. I wasn’t even thinking about that, but it’s been amazing and touching. CC: What does it mean to you that this movie is being received the way it is? And that the movie’s star, Gal Gadot—a name that is new to a lot of people—is being received the way she is? PJ: That is incredible. She’s incredible. She’s my Wonder Woman. But then to see the world not only embrace her, but be so excited about the whole movie—you’re taking something very personal and you’re seeing people embrace it.
CC: So many of these movies have more violence, more action. You wanted it to be a love story and you wanted Wonder Woman to not just be for girls or even women. What is your case for how Wonder Woman
CC: Watching coverage of you behind the scenes during the making of this film, the intensity is obvious. This was you getting to live out a dream you’ve had since you were a kid. PJ: When I was 7 years old, [the first] Superman came out and it rocked my world. I was transported. I thought I could be Superman one day. I always hoped I could make a movie that made people feel the same way. When I came to Hollywood and saw no one had made Wonder Woman, I couldn’t believe it. Ever since, I’ve been saying I would love a crack at making Wonder Woman and get a chance to bring that experience to other people.
CC: If there is any sign that the message is resonating with men, I was trying to get a Wonder Woman shirt and they are all sold out in my size, so that’s a good indication. PJ: I’ll find you one, Chris. And I’m going to find you the gold bracelets. CC: I have those. 70
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can be embraced by men? PJ: Since the beginning of time, we’ve told stories through universal characters. Recently, for some reason we’ve only chosen men. How I cared about Wonder Woman is the same way I felt about Superman as a kid. Wonder Woman is for everybody. She stands for choosing love and choosing justice and choosing kindness whenever she can. That’s for everybody.
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April Gornik, the East End artist and founding member of the Sag Harbor Partnership, writes about saving the town’s cinema and the plans for its future.
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The cinema project is from the very heart of Sag Harbor. Even years before the fire in December, people have been worried about preserving the cinema as the center of all Sag Harbor stands for. A committee was re-formed last July when the cinema’s owner, Gerry Mallow (who preserved it for almost 40 years as a true “art house”) decided he wanted to sell it to a not-for-profit that would properly look after it. Negotiations were proceeding well until, on December 16, 2016, the cinema was engulfed in flames, and all but the main theater space was lost. Nevertheless, on April 6, we managed to sign a contract to buy the cinema. Now we have until July 1, when the contract “goes hard,” to feel as though we’re in solid enough fiscal shape to finalize the deal at the end of 2017. We have raised over $3.6 million to date, with more help coming in every day. From Billy Joel’s purchase of the popcorn stand, to Martin Scorsese and Harvey Weinstein’s support, to our recent announcement of artist Eric Fischl [Gornik’s husband] as our first $1 million “angel” donor—we are seeing a community in action, stepping up for culture in a way that inspires others and raises our optimism about the future. Our goal is this: A first-class cinemathéque that will 72
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A vision for a new and improved Sag Harbor cinema complex
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AT A GLANCE
Your guide to the can’t-miss events on the East End.
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JULY 6 AND 7 Moonlight Cruise Enjoy wine and cheese on a moonlight cruise along the Peconic River. Tickets from $39. The Long Island Aquarium, 431 E Main St., Riverhead; email email@example.com, longislandaquarium.com
JULY 16 BIG TENT: Party to Save the Sag Harbor Cinema Taking place in a tent right on the water, this party features vendors from local restaurants, live music, wine and face-painting for children. Tickets from $15 for kids and $50 for adults. Long Wharf, Sag Harbor; sagharborcinema.org
JULY 8 SoFo’s 28th Annual Summer Gala Proceeds from The South Fork Natural History Museum’s benefit support SoFo’s educational and environmental programs and initiatives. Tickets from $275. 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton; sofo.org
JULY 20 Jackson Pollock Drip Painting Family Workshop Take your kids on a guided tour of the home of artists Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner, followed by a painting workshop (you get to take home the canvas). Additional classes offered every Thursday and Friday. Tickets from $40, includes supplies. 830 Springs Fireplace Rd., The Springs, East Hampton; mannix.studio
JULY 10 Yoga & Yacht Sailing With JBYOGA A day of yoga and meditation followed by lunch and wine on a yacht. Tickets from $500. Departing from Sag Harbor; jbyogastudio.com 76
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JULY 15 The 26th Annual Summer Gala at Bay Street Theater and The Long Wharf Sip on cocktails while watching performances and presentations by some of Broadway’s brightest stars. More cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, dancing and a seated dinner follow the hour-long show. Tickets from $425. The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor; baystreet.org
JULY 4 Phoebe Legere at Stephen Talkhouse Celebrate July Fourth with a drink and inspired performance from award-winning songwriter Phoebe Legere. Tickets from $20. Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett; stephentalkhouse.com
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JULY 22 Sunset on the Harbor Watch the sunset with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on this outing that benefits the LGBT Network. Breakwater Yacht Club, 51 Bay St., Sag Harbor; lgbtnetwork.org
JULY 30 Veterans’ Memorial 5K Run/Walk Honor a fallen soldier by racing through the historic Sag Harbor Whaling Village and across the Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge. Pierson High School, 200 Jermain Ave., Sag Harbor; firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 23 Meet the Olympians A brunch with Olympic medalists Yarden Gerbi, Ori Sasson and Kayla Harrison. Tickets from $75 for kids and $95 for adults for meet the Olympians, judo instruction and demo; $250 for the brunch. Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton; eventbrite.com
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AUG. 5 Southampton Hospital’s 59th Annual Summer Party In air-conditioned tents, guests enjoy an evening with access to silent auction items and a raffle offering a $25,000 cash prize. Tickets from $500. Corner of Wickapogue and Old Town Roads, Southampton; southamptonhospital.org
JULY 29 Super Saturday Shop discounted designer brands at this mega-sale with proceeds going toward the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. Hosted by Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan, Gabby Karan de Felice, Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe. Tickets from $450, Nova’s Ark Project, Water Mill; ocrfa.org JULY 29 The 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit Incorporating art, performance, music, theater, design, architecture and fashion, this benefit supports The Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs.
AUG. 5 The Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink Founded by Maria Baum, the CEO of Tracy Anderson, this annual two-part event features a stand-up paddleboard race and a sunset party with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Registration for race $150, party admission $1,500, paddle race at Havens Beach, party at Fairview on Mecox Bay; hamptonspaddleforpink.org
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AUG. 6-8 Paddle Diva XPT Montauk Experience A fitness lifestyle retreat with pool and gym training, underwater and outdoor workouts, ice-heat sessions, stand-up paddling and lectures. Lunch, dinner, hydration and snacks provided. Tickets from $5,200. Gurney’s Lodging, Montauk; paddlediva.com
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JULY 23 Hampton Designer Showhouse This show brings together the crème de la crème of the design world. Whether you are contemplating wall colors or pillow choices, this is a must-attend for design inspiration. Open daily through September 4, tickets from $40. The Fields in Southampton, 82 Rosko Lane; hamptondesignershowhouse.com
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Mary Rivas’ Billington Stables Pony Camp on North Main St. in Southampton offers weekly pony camps for kids, pony parties and private lessons for all ages. 646.406.2200; billingtonstables.com.
GRAY HORSE FARMS BILLINGTON PONY CAMP Equestrians-in-training will learn from seasoned instructors at this camp in Bridgehampton. Children over age 5 and at all levels are welcome, which makes this a one-stop drop for moms with kids of different ages. Monday-Friday (except Wednesday), 9AM-1PM, $1,150 per week, at Gray Horse Farms, 849 Hayground Rd., Bridgehampton, ghfhamptons.com
SOUTHAMPTON FRESH AIR HOME This overnight camp is focused on children with physical challenges, providing an environment in which they can socialize and play. A highlight of the camp is its partnership with Southampton Animal Shelter, which allows campers to spend time with loving animals. July 19-26, July 30-August 19, $400 per day, at Fresh Air Home, 36 Barkers Island Rd., Southampton, sfah.org
BEACH ACRE FARM At this pony camp, kids will learn the ins and outs of horsemanship including grooming, feeding, tacking up and riding. Each child is matched with a gentle pony to care for as their own, and has the opportunity to compete in local horse shows, including the Hampton Classic. Tuesday-Friday, 9AM12:30PM, $950 per week, at Beach Acre Farm at Wölffer Estate Stables, 41 Narrow Lane East, Sagaponack, beachacrefarm.com 80
MADOODLES IN THE GARDEN In the serene garden of the Madoo conservancy in Sagaponack, artist Karyn Mannix leads a hands-on art class for youngsters ages 5 to 8. Kids will use watercolors and other media to depict an artistic vision of their own perfect garden. Every Wednesday, 4-4:45PM, $25, at 618 Sagg Main St., Sagaponack, mannix.studio
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Some of the best therapists on the East End are the animals who treat local patients with plenty of their signature TLC. BY NANCY KANE A child experiences the healing power of horses at CTREE.
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love,” says Naro. “We want our children to not feel different when they’re here. This reinforces that.” Over at the Center for Therapeutic Riding on the East End (CTREE), which serves children ages 5 on up to adults— including veterans and the elderly with dementia and Alzheimer’s—horses provide the therapy. For physically challenged riders, the horse’s movements have a dynamic effect on the body, strengthening the core and improving posture, balance and coordination as well as normalizing muscle tone and increasing endurance. “Caring for a horse forces you to be in the moment,” says managing director Karen Bocksel. “One young man with mild Asperger’s had a really hard time at school. He would come here and work with a cranky ol’ mare named Cookie. His mom would give me a look as if to say, ‘He’s had a really bad day.’ As the sun set, the boy would start smiling and talking to Cookie. The very act of grooming her, and her loving him, made things OK.” It’s all about the connection. “The horse provides a mirror of what we give them,” says Bocksel. “The animal has no judgment. As long as you give love, attention, affection— that is what you will get back.”
At Southampton Hospital, a 6-year-old standard poodle named Charles Dickens, and Jack, a 9-year-old golden lab, head through the doors on a mission to lift spirits and spread wellness, canine-style. “Patients in the hospital feel vulnerable—there’s a lack of control—and bringing in a loving pet seems to get them out of the place they’re in, mentally,” says Susan Appell, the Southampton Hospital’s coordinator for Caring Canines-Fetch A Smile, the hospital’s animal-therapy program. “My dog Lulu and I walked into the ICU once, and the patient just got out of bed and down on the floor with her. The hugging and attention makes the patients feel a bit more optimistic.” Meanwhile, at the Southampton Fresh Air Home, a residential camp that accommodates physically-challenged kids, the Southampton Animal Shelter is making frequent bedside visits. “We try to expose the children, about 70 percent of whom are in wheelchairs, to many different elements that will help build self-esteem and independence,” says Thomas Naro, executive director of SFAH. The shelter visits the camp several times a year so that campers can interact with the animals. “Animals just give unconditional 82
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email, listing the three hotels (he wanted me to choose) and my eyes blurred until I saw etched in my brain the Gmail calendar screen of my iPhone. A few days’ vacation meant no one would get to ballet, there would be no tennis tournaments, all birthday parties would be too complicated to attend and Mom and Dad would miss the ultimate band recital. Somehow, I managed to reposition most obstacles and the kids’ calendars became newly mapped, like an astronaut’s agenda for a galactic tour. But it happened, and I am writing now from that Yucatán spa in the Mayan jungle in a white-stucco thatched casita, my feet on cool stone, sipping Actress and singer Melissa Errico savors cinnamon tea at a wooden a moment of calm. desk while Patrick naps. Outside by the rumbling ocean is a sweat bath called a Temazcal and a man offering to make owl—or at least owlish—sounds with you in the breeze by blowing into his various shells and instruments. My days ahead involve enjoying fresh honey both in my breakfast and in my shampoo, and being handed a nightly pot of sacred healing mud to slather onto my skin for good health. I am stopping just long enough to ask—why was it so hard to accept a moment of pleasure? The logistics of parenting, for one, are sometimes enough of a reason to not even shower, or put on makeup, never mind travel and blow into seashells by the seashore. While reading an old New Yorker magazine on the beach today, I came upon a Stephen Greenblatt piece about a 2,000-year-old ancient Roman poem by Lucretius called “On the Nature of Things.” Professor Greenblatt summed it up as such: “In Lucretius, [wonder] welled up out of a recognition that we are made of the same matter as the stars and the oceans and all things else. And this recognition was the basis for the way he thought we should live—not in fear of the gods but in pursuit of pleasure, in avoidance of pain.” It’s a thought I might share with those who like to contemplate solid advice from the first century B.C.—and one I considered today while I sat on ancient sand lit by the Mayan sun, listening to nearby owls.
All over the world, people take time off. Thousands of people right this minute are either upside down on mats on yoga retreats or upside down under tables in Napa Valley. I have a tendency to spot where pleasure can go, but not make room for it, to say “I love going to hear live jazz” and yet not be able to think of the last time I actually went. I want to take flamenco, mostly but not exclusively, for the skirt. I see an afternoon where I could downward dog myself, but manage to heed the call of a child asking for attention, or bump it to next week since I had 100 work phone calls today. So when my husband suggested two weeks ago that we go on a vacation in June, right before the kids finished school and before the tennis tour swept him into the ESPN booth at Wimbledon, I thought, Okay…maybe…yes. Well, to be honest, it was me who spoke first, who noticed a week where we might go away, and the familiar, and somehow satisfying, opportunity to complain that we never do. You see, I often tell my three daughters that my deepest love is for islands—white walls, and calming, sort of mythic, places. This is confirmed for them by my rule to always order a Greek salad if it’s on any menu at any simple diner or anywhere. I do this, consistently, in honor of my oft-delayed but important fantasy, proudly turning to the waiter while winking with a sudden romantic flair because, as you see, Mommy loves Greece, where water is so so blue and the houses are cool, almost cold, inside, like caves. When I saw my husband was serious about grabbing time away, I managed to find a way to shrink a potential of 10 days to a mere six, adding a few work meetings that, in retrospect, probably didn’t need to go there. The Greek islands—being that it takes nearly a day to get to one—were suddenly too far. My good and determined husband presented me with a travel agent’s three suggestions—all economical because it was officially off-season, all just a short plane ride away, and all inspired by an aesthetic of pure artisanal architecture. One particularly (in Mexico) and with a Mayan flair stood out to me. We could go for six days. I looked at the 84
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The Pleasure Principle: Granting herself the license to chill (for a change), Melissa Errico takes flight to Mexico to feast from life’s banquets.
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more antioxidants, superfoods and healthy fats, limiting refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, GMOs and pesticides; I also switched from fragrance-based Lauren Hannah relaxes with daughter products with harmful Jaya, now 8. phthalates to ones with organic essential oils, and replaced all plastic food and water storage containers with glass ones. The most important adjustment was lowering my stress level and connecting to my bliss. At 45, I got pregnant with my beautiful daughter, Jaya. Today she is 8, and I’m 54. I share everything I’ve learned with my “sacred mamas,” clients who take my Sacred Fertility Yoga Workshop (July 14, 2-5PM at Amagansett’s Mandala Yoga, plus her Six Steps to Sacred Fertility online webinars and private Skype sessions). A Harvard study found that women who were provided with psychological interventions like yoga and meditation were nearly three times more likely to conceive. But it’s not just doing the asanas, it’s walking the yogic path. I first sensed my daughter’s presence before she was born, during deep meditation. I felt her, talked to her. It was a profound turning point: I was no longer this crazed woman on a fertility mission. I was the healthy, relaxed mother Jaya wanted. Yoga helped bring my baby to me. —Julia Szabo
When I started doing yoga 30 years ago, it was not the power exercise it is today, although it has always been a deeply spiritual experience. In 2001, I opened my studio, Sonic Yoga, in New York City (sonicyoga. com). Soon after, I faced my life’s greatest hurdle: having a baby at 40. I’d wanted children since I was little, and the clock was ticking. My partner and I started trying to conceive. After a year, we still weren’t pregnant. Doctors tell us women in our 40s our eggs are no longer viable. We’re labeled “old.” Fertility doctors offer solutions, and I tried everything. Still, I could not get pregnant. My fiancé and I separated; now I was also coping with a breakup. Complete surrender. I rented a house in Montauk, and processed my anger and grief. Then, I fell in love. He wanted a baby, so I told him, I’m 44, I can’t get pregnant. “Of course you can,” he said. Making a conscious decision to try again naturally, I altered my daily yoga practice to a more lunar flow, conscious of staying gentle and receptive in all methods of exercise. I practiced an Ayurvedic daily routine of optimal sleep, self-massage, pranayama (yogic breathing), mantra, meditation, visualization and prayer. To my diet I added 86
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Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith talks about the legendary photographs on display at his homes in Montauk and Malibu. BY MATT DIEHL • PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MENKE Chad Smith may have been born a collector as much as a musician. As the kinetic virtuoso drummer powering the Red Hot Chili Peppers for nearly three decades (and inducted with the pioneering alt-rock group into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), Smith has become a music legend. Of late, however, Smith has also become a major collector of fine-art photography. He displays some 70 significant works at a time, spread across his residences in Montauk and Malibu—covering the walls with everything from Henri-Cartier Bresson’s “street photos” and Bob Jackson’s historic verité documentation of Jack Ruby’s assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald to iconic depictions of some of his musical heroes. “For me, it’s less about specific photographers,” Smith explains, “and more about what images speak to me.” As soon as he got a royalty check, Smith began his odyssey as a collector. As a touring musician, he’d explore specialist vintage music shops around the world—acquiring historic instruments. “My most prized possession remains an old snare drum from the ’40s owned by the great Gene Krupa,” he notes. After meeting renowned lensman Jim Marshall (who Annie Leibovitz calls “the rock and roll photographer”) in the ’90s, Smith struck up a friendship that soon became an immersive mentorship into photographic arts. At first, Smith was drawn to candid black-and-white shots of the greats of popular music. “It was a way to get closer to those who inspired me to follow my love of music,” Smith explains. “Having these iconic images in my home, surrounding the space where I play music—whether it’s John Bonham looking over my shoulder, a rare shot of Jimi Hendrix behind the drums, or a glimpse of my dad’s favorite musician, Johnny Cash— just feels a little magical.” As Smith’s connoisseurship began to evolve, however, he also found himself drawn to classic portraiture, street photography and the mavericks of creative expression. Now his collection spans everything from Edward Sheriff Curtis’ documentation of Native Americans at the dawn of the 20th century to more contemporary classics from Bresson, Elliott Erwitt and Montauk’s own artistic force of nature, Peter Beard. “Bresson was a master of photographing children as they played, and that joy is easily felt looking at his images,” Smith says. “Peter Beard’s photos of Africa, meanwhile, feel like a personal journal—his work is in a world of its own. Film doesn’t hide much: Even dressed up or veiled, a photograph’s truth is right there before you, meant to be witnessed. What each person is able to take away from that truth is what proves most compelling to me.”
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resenting not only a romantic ideal, but something that symbolizes the people we would like to be. Every time I meet with new clients there is a moment after the desired rooms and amenities have been listed when the conversation turns to desired effects instead. Ah! The real dreams emerge! One client asked me to design a private apartment in her house to attract a visit from a prodigal son, if only for a weekend. I don’t know whether her strategy succeeded, but just getting the chance to reflect on the design proved healing to her. The clients who walk into my office today are people less interested in acquiring status symbols than in having meaningful life experiences. Isn’t that what the rising interest in well-being is all about: redefining luxury from a product to an experience? I enjoy listening to my clients tell their friends about their house-building journey—the tales exhibit all the characteristics of a mythic quest: anticipation, struggle, and, finally, increased self-knowledge. For architects, designing a house is always a rich experience—it’s our passion. But people don’t realize that building a house can be an opportunity for the client to have a creative and emotionally-transformative adventure as well.
One afternoon when I was in architecture school, a law school friend stopped by my studio, took a look around and said, “This looks like a kindergarten.” Surrounding me were the tools of my trade: colored pencils, rulers, scissors, cardboard. And, at the time, I had been shaping buildings with modeling clay. The comment stung a little, but then my friend started kneading a piece of clay. Soon he was making little creatures to populate my buildings. He was having fun, and it occurred to me that perhaps he was experiencing creative play in a way he had not since he was a kid. There is something about design, and especially the design of houses, that awakens ideal memories of childhood—when learning, play and self-expression are fused into one unselfconscious activity. When I meet new clients today, I often sense this longing in them to reconnect with their creative sides. Years later, I was discussing houses with a psychologist and he said, “When a house appears in someone’s dreams, psychologists interpret it as a symbol of the self.” Wow. This stopped me in my tracks. A dream house is also a house dreamed, isn’t it? Suddenly the term “dream house” took on a new meaning for me, rep92
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haps, the inkberry, with its evergreen leaves and white flowers that turn into black berries. These trees and shrubs can be combined with native flowers like lupines, which have blue vertical blooms, or black-eyed Susans, which have daisy-shaped yellow flowers around a black cone-shaped center (black-eyed Susans remain attractive even after their petals fall off). Another native plant is baptisia, with blue water-drop-shaped flowers and stems that grow in a circular bouquet shape. Ensuring a good quality soil before planting will improve the growth of native plants by helping them stay healthier for a longer period of time. Most soil problems can be corrected by adding organic conditioners and composts, which add nutrients and improve drainage. When it’s time to start planting, group your collection of native trees, shrubs and flowers into flowing drifts that sweep through an existing landscape. In garden beds, positioning native plants in a gradation of heights provides a pleasing visual effect. That way your landscape can be just as aesthetically satisfying as it is environmentally sound.
Eco-consciousness is no longer just a trend, but a lifestyle. Increased awareness about the impact we all have on our environment is leading more of my clients to appreciate the advantages of using native plants. Since they’re specifically suited to the Hamptons’ growing conditions, native plants—when combined with proper soil preparation and the right landscape design—are superstars of sustainability, requiring less water and no herbicides. And because they’re in balance with their natural surroundings, they also provide suitable wildlife habitats Native plants can easily be added to an existing landscape, so if you want to give your property a nature-friendly makeover, here are some dramatic ways to do it. The large native flowering dogwood tree pops with a wide canopy of white flowers during late spring. Another great option is the American hornbeam, with its elegantly pointed leaves and vertical, narrow canopy, which provides both spectacular fall foliage and a popular perch for songbirds. If you’re in the market for shrubs, consider the native arrowwood viburnum, with its clusters of white, delicately scented flowers or, per94
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An elegant glass and metal home in Sagaponack designed by Barnes Coy Architects shows how warm and inviting modern architecture can be. BY DONNA BULSECO • PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL DOMZAL
Each angle of the house reveals another surprise: the windows on the lower level peek out below the smooth white stucco of the main façade. What makes this outdoor spot so restful is the waterfall pooling into the Jacuzzi below. On the lower level, there’s also a spa, a gym and media room, where the family gathers to watch movies.
Artists make us look at simple shapes in brand-new ways. In his “Torqued Ellipses,” for example, Richard Serra made monumental oval ellipses in weatherproof steel that seem less like sculpture and more like mountains. We stand in front of them and admire the majestic curves and graceful lines that feel unfettered and true. In a similar manner, architects—particularly those with a minimalist-modernist bent like Robert Barnes and Christopher Coy—reset our eyes to appreciate the purity of a strong linear silhouette. At least, that’s the impression conveyed in the flawless glass-and-metal home set within 10 gloriously lush acres in Sagaponack that Barnes Coy Architects did for music entrepreneur Michael Koch and his family. “A box,” says one of them, when asked to describe the house in a sentence; the other amends that to “an elegant box,” and everyone applauds the more appropriate description. “There is a simplicity to the house that we bring to our projects,” says Barnes. “We like to reduce things, rather than having straight edges to them. We call it a Cartesian approach and that’s very clear here.” Essentially, they create a dialogue between the site and the structure, each 96
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There’s nothing stark about the minimalist furnishings the owner chose for the living-dining area. Instead, a sophisticated balance of textures and neutral hues creates a comfortably chic look.
one being given equal measure so they are in exquisite harmony. “No extraneous decoration and an honest use of materials,” says Coy, ticking off the keys to this 8,800-squarefoot, two-story home that includes a guesthouse, a lower “wellness” level with spa, sauna, steam room and plunge pool, and recreation room. While modernist designs can sometimes appear severe and cold, even unwelcoming, both the white facade and light-filled interiors feel open, airy and inviting. The sound of water contributes to the calming environment: a pristine black granite lap pool waterfalls into a whirlpool/Jacuzzi in the sunken terrace below. What makes the house unique is the luxury of privacy. A curvy cement driveway leads up to the structure; 7 acres
Even the zigzag staircase has a modernist-minimalist bent that looks sculptural.
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Pops of color show up on the second floor landing and below. Orange strikes a bright contrast against windows looking out on verdant foliage.
ARCHITECTURE of agricultural reserve are leased to local farmers to the north, and there’s a private pond to the east. “The fact that it’s in a totally private area enabled us to make it entirely of glass,” says Coy. On the second floor, Koch and his wife have his-and-hers studies, bisected by a staircase that leads up to a glass-railed roof deck, all of which look out onto the green lawn, and in the distance, a summer crop of corn or potatoes. “Occasionally, you’ll see a farmer on his tractor; it’s quaint,” says Koch. “You can look in every direction forever.” Other exterior materials include metal, plantation-grown Burmese teak and smooth white stucco twice-coated with acrylic to prevent leaks. “Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s as I did, you notice how a lot of modern houses then were poorly built with the wrong materials and didn’t look good,” says Barnes. “That gave modernism in residential architecture a bad name. So we always research materials that do well in waterfront microclimates. The mix of moisture and salt is like a laboratory of destruction.” The project took around two-and-a-half years to complete, with architect Chris Caruso traveling with Koch to the Milan furniture fair to shop for the sleek furnishings. Both Barnes and Coy enjoyed working closely with the owner, who has a vast library of architecture books and is as much a perfectionist as they both are. “He speaks our language to an incredible degree, so it’s always fun to interact with him,” says Barnes. “He’s got a great eye and he knows exactly what we’re trying to do.” But there was one thing on his wish list that made the architects shiver: install an icecold plunge pool near the sauna, so he could do his own polar bear challenge whenever he desired. At 45 degrees, it’s the one “cold” part of this modernist masterpiece.
A view of the Barnes Coy Architects “glass house” in Sagaponack with its connecting guest house as seen from the serpentine driveway.
Glass panels provide a see-through railing on the roof deck, so the view of the lush land is uninterrupted; a center staircase bisects his-andher studies on either side.
The raised, black granite pool makes a strong visual statement. “The water becomes a mirror because of the darkness of the material,” says Coy.
For East End interior designer Elsa Soyars, white symbolizes simplicity and innocence, and a purity that brings peace and calm into a space: “It helps us recharge and re-energize, especially in a light, airy, beachy place.” BY SUZANNE GANNON • PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB FRAME
A home on Osprey Way in Water Mill offers a stylish, relaxed beach palette.
striking beauty of Long Island’s East End. Soyars’ guiding mission is to design a home that is not only unique to her clients but also one that empowers them. She followed this philosophy at her own home in Southampton by employing colors and textures that, she says, “bring me joy.” A favorite space is her dressing room/closet, where she takes time to meditate, accompanied by a statue of Buddha and a burning candle. She also finds a sense of calm with a place to practice yoga at 5AM and a bedroom wall covering that winks at her with embedded
“Good design work really affects well-being,” says designer Elsa Soyars, who opts for low-impact, environmentally sensitive fabrics and furnishings with provenances free of supply-chain conflicts. “It’s more than just the physical work of bringing objects into a space. It’s mental work. Everyone should have a sacred space in their home that enables them to step in the front door and see an interpretation of who they are.” The designer does just that, whether for clients in New York City or Shanghai, on the West Coast or amid the 102
Organic forms and materials were key in this great room. Among Soyars’ selections: swivel chairs with cut-outs; a coffee table made from driftwood; and a teak table that doubles as a stool.
A dining room lends drama with a blend of textures. Soyars incorporated into the décor a glass-encased wine cellar with industrial metal detailing.
The horse portrait provided the room’s focal point for a client in Southampton.
Swarovski crystals: “It’s not glitzy, just soft in an organic way with a bit of glamour.” A native of Portugal who lost her dad young and was raised with her sisters by their mother on a family farm, the self-described country girl arrived in the States at 17. By 2000, she’d established her own firm, Southampton-based Elsa Soyars Interiors. “I had a chain of support,” she says. “I was so grateful that people respected my opinion and gave me an opportunity to bring new energy into their homes.” An essential ingredient of her work for clients involves a sort of stuff-clearing organizational plan. “I grew up with everything organized—it’s so important to how one feels in their home,” she says. “Clutter weighs on me. I’m constantly editing.” If she buys something new, she notes, she gives something away. “I have lots of blessings, so I pay it forward.”
Southampton’s newly-opened T Gallery celebrates local talent, international stars and the healing power of great art. BY DAVID GRAVER
“Most of the art that I’ve seen in the past few years has been in industrial spaces—but I wanted to reach back in time,” says Therese Ryan Mahar, whose T Gallery in Southampton occupies a historic prewar building complete with tin ceilings and wood floors. A warmth envelops the diverse array of pieces that find their way within—each carefully chosen from one artist’s catalog per show by Mahar. “Art is one of the most healing attributes of the planet,” says Mahar, whose gallery made its debut earlier this summer. “It is the thing that transcends politics. It transcends all conflict. Art heals. Expression heals.” She’s quick to note that this ability hinges on what the artist has imbued within each piece. “I take into consider-
ation an artist’s commitment to their process and to the whole of their lives,” she explains. “The artists I work with are people whose entire lives have been committed to the camera or the brush or the texture they hope to achieve. Their world has been in pursuit of the next piece. This comes through and imparts meaning to the viewer.” The current exhibition—the gallery’s second—showcasing the works of the internationally acclaimed artist Ruben Alterio has served a greater purpose. It’s actually the reason Mahar opened the space. Years ago, after a Valentino runway show in Paris, Mahar found herself at dinner with Alterio in the home of photographer Andre Rau. His work happened to be on
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Ruben Alterio’s “Kenya” (2012); Mahar (below).
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the walls of Rau’s apartment and Mahar was smitten. She quickly hired him for a fashion job, but more importantly, he made a promise never to show in North America unless it was with Mahar. Last year, Mahar visited Alterio’s Montmartre studio—a room where Renoir once painted. “He pulled out his new canvases and they were at a place where I knew it was time,” she says. “I got back home and a dear friend of mine told me she had a space for me, for a gallery. The stars had aligned.” Mahar returned to Paris, went through all of Alterio’s collection and selected the pieces she would bring to Southampton. For T Gallery’s debut exhibition, however, she went a different route. “Harry Benson’s show was what I felt as a society we needed to be looking at—and feeling,” she explains. The exhibition presented a developmental timeline, beginning with a Miss Universe image from 1960s London. It was followed by an image of Gloria Steinem at a women’s rights rally. Mahar wanted to show a progression of where women have come from and what they could accomplish, using the power of art. Benson’s photography has given way to Alterio’s paintings, and Mahar is thrilled to present a local talent for August’s exhibition—“Sonata” by Maud Bryt. It’s another reunion of sorts. While Mahar was talent director at J.Crew, she met Bryt, then the company’s photography director. Bryt would continue to have a successful career in photography while developing other art forms. One of her sculptures found its way to Georgica Pond, piquing Mahar’s interest. The two reconnected and after a studio visit, Mahar knew just what she wanted. “They were the highlight of our meeting,” she says, “these little watercolors on her walls. The color was so profound.” Maud then painted 27 oil on canvases, 19 of which Mahar will be showing. “It’s a magnificent composition of color—something that I have never seen anywhere in the world, at any museum,” she says. “At the show, you will go through these tonal worlds. When you first come in you will almost feel like you’re in a rose garden in East Hampton. Then, as you walk through the show, you’ll feel the sensibility of cold winters through the purples and blues until it goes right into spring.” The energy of it all, and the satisfaction she feels at providing her artists such a platform, shines forth as she describes every wall. Mahar has long been a part of the Southampton community and sees value in dedicating time to offering art to it. She describes the process thus far as a learning experience involving everything from canvas-stretching to lighting, but after her years as an agent for fashion photographers one can’t be surprised by her eye for talent. She has clear expectations: “What’s in here—and what will be coming in here—is work of profound honesty,” she says. “I want people to feel awe at these shows.” tgallery.com
Maud Bryt’s “Kore” (2016)
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Hurry sundown: lighting designer Nathan Orsman sees the beauty of shadows in a Hamptons summer. BY DONNA BULSECO • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL STAVARIDIS
The Sag Harbor residence of Steven Gambrel.
land hotel in Manhattan after the restoration of its original Beaux Arts mural (Orsman won a 2016 Lumen award for the project) to the many evocatively-lit landscapes his firm has done on the Long Island Sound and all through the Hamptons. His deft touch is also evident at his farmhouse-style home in Water Mill, which he shares with his husband, Jose Castro, an entertainment and retail executive. Each project has its own personality, but every one of them has “a theatrical and dramatic component to it,” says Orsman. “We start with a black set, and light things from one direction to create that ‘negative’ space, rather than washing it entirely in light.” Not everything needs to be lit, he insists, and city-dwellers, in particular, appreciate his less-is-more ethos that allows a respite from the bright lights, big city glare that assaults the senses. In fact, the designer won’t take projects where people want too much light. “I have an issue with light ‘trespass.’ Light can be intrusive, and I respect neighbors and neighboring properties.” It comes as no surprise that he’s a member of the International Dark-Sky Association. The designer cleverly avoids those high-beams-in-the-
Sundown is a magical time of day for interior- and landscape-lighting designer Nathan Orsman, who says he is as drawn to darkness as he is to the light. “It’s crazy how beautiful the light is at sunset,” he says, especially in the Hamptons, where nature holds its own with the area’s architectural wonders. There is a complexity that emerges at twilight, when the day’s bright rays start to soften and cast intriguing angles on a stone terrace or swath of grass, and a home and its environs become a lot more visually interesting. “Lighting has the unbelievable ability to change the way you experience anything,” says the 42-year-old Aussie expat, whose Southampton- and Manhattan-based firm, Orsman Design Inc., has worked with clients all over the world—from New York, Texas and Florida to St. Tropez, London and St. Maarten. “Light creates emotion. Drama, happiness, sadness—you can create all these feelings with light, especially if you take into account the ‘negative’— darkness. If you only have light, you have no character, no depth, no warmth,” states Orsman with an ‘I’m-a-believer’ emphasis. “As a firm, we really respect the dark.” His work is ample proof of that vision, from the measured illumination of the lobby of the iconic Sherry-Nether108
eye effects in several ways. He might light a row of hedges or a stand of trees in a way that creates what Orsman calls “a visual wall with light.” Another trick is to softly grade light onto a building, rather than brashly heightening the entire façade, providing a focus of where to look in a way that feels selective, intimate, and infinitely soothing, an important consideration for country homes, inside and outside. “We create a very strong visual story with lighting,” he says. Clients often can be adamant about needing more light, but Orsman takes the time to explain that lower wattage or lower output—along with more sources of light—brings forth a cohesive, balanced illumination that eliminates glare, which, “in my business, is the devil!” he says. Controlling glare allows the eye to see more of what’s in front of you, not less. “Exposed bulbs create glare, and glare contracts your pupils, which results in you seeing less,” he explains. “When you have a bright light on a stick lighting a path, it’s got an exposed bulb, and you can’t see anything beyond that.” His solution? Fixtures are often hidden to eliminate the visual clutter; a path is lit from nearby trees instead of alongside the walkway. Trees also serve as a major focus for the designer, especially enormous deciduous ones that he finds more interesting to light than evergreens. Orsman puts the emphasis on the larger elements in a landscape to create darkness and shadows around them in order to “grab onto the drama,” convinced that most people want “a visceral sort of experience” the same way he does. “You remember things that aren’t wholly lit up,” he says. “It has a lot to do with the way your brain receives images. When you experience things in a monochromatic, uniform way, it all blends together. When we’re able to do what we do effectively, we, as lighting designers, create moments that are memorable.” Just like Mother Nature does at sunset.
At a residence in East Hampton, the chandelier in the open-air dining area was made in collaboration with Excelsior Lighting.
Another view of the Gambrel residence with the Sag Harbor Cove in the background. Table is from Bloom and the trees are Black Locust.
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“We designed the lighting for the entrance as a calm approach to the geometry,” says Orsman. “Nothing too technical like sconces, but a softer glow with accents on the architecture of Blaze Makoid.”
set views of its namesake, Mill Pond. The asking price is just under $3 million. Gelb, who died in 2014 at the age of 90, had a storied career at the Times, starting in the mid-1940s as a copy boy and climbing the ranks to managing editor. He was the author of City Room and By Women Possessed, a biography of Eugene O’Neill, A gorgeous vista from the Tick which he penned with his wife, Hall property Barbara Gelb. Music mogul L.A. Reid’s Sagaponack house has been the scene of many a soirée, but it also lends itself to peaceful relaxation. The 3.3-acre estate—which was just reduced to $13.5 million (down a hefty $2.4 million)—features a two-story master wing with spa and massage room. Multiple patios look out on a heated gunite pool with a vanishingedge hot tub. There’s also an all-weather tennis court and a water lily pond. 59 Middle Lane in East Hampton is on the market for the first time, but the address may ring a bell. Twins Greg and The Water Mill cottage of the late Alexa Ammon were 10 years Arthur Gelb old when their childhood home turned into a crime scene: their father, Ted Ammon, was bludgeoned to death in his master bedroom (their mother’s new husband, Daniel Pelosi, was eventually convicted of the murder). The English manor-style home—asking price $12.7 million—is set on 2.2 acres in the estate section of East Hampton and features six bedrooms, a library, a solarium, a heated pool, a pool house and a pond.
East Enders now have a superhero among us. Robert Downey Jr., who reprises his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, has bought the historical Edward DeRose Windmill The storied Tick Hall Cottage in East Hampton. The in Montauk, listed by house was built circa 1885 and owner Dick Cavett the windmill was added as a decorative structure, not a functional one. Oh, but does it add to the charm! The quirky house, which was featured in the 1982 film Deathtrap, starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, was bought for $10.5 million by Monona LLC, a company said to be owned by Downey and his wife, producer Susan Downey. Further east, legendary talk show host Dick Cavett has listed his estate, Tick Hall in Montauk, for $62 million. It’s the first time that the 1882 house—one of the renowned “Seven Sisters” built by architects McKim, Mead and White—has been officially on the market. Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted did the landscaping for Tick Hall, which has seen more than its fair share of high-profile guests over the years, including Tennessee Williams, Sir Laurence Olivier and Muhammad Ali. The property burned down in 1997, after which Cavett and his wife, Carrie Nye, meticulously rebuilt it. The architectural resuscitation became the subject of the 2001 documentary From The Ashes: The Life and Times of Tick Hall. The quaint Water Mill cottage of the late New York Times newsman Arthur Gelb is known for its sunrise-to-sun110
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Cecilia Bonstrom, the artistic director of Zadig & Voltaire, shares her essentials for a très chic summer.
“The Mykita glasses are anti-fashion, but they’re made with a unique technology that makes them very luxurious.” Light stainless steel sunglasses, $519, mykita.com
“The latest sandal from Céline is so perfect because it is feminine and masculine at the same time.” Black open-toe sandal, $790, celine.com
“This ring is a mix of strength and youth. It’s a perfect piece to wear in the evening—or with a bathing suit.” Heart-shaped diamond ring, $2,760, repossi.com
“When I want to look girlie, I go to Marni for a floral dress with a modern touch.” Floral dress, $2,690, marni.com
“The Hamptons are the perfect mix of sporty and chic, with nice shopping and restaurants, but also long empty beaches.”
“I’m very proud of the Zadig & Voltaire Candide bag. It’s timeless and chic but also practical, with pockets for your papers, phone and passport.” The Candide Bag, $798, us.zadig-et-voltaire.com 114
“I like traveling and knowing that I can make it anywhere on my own, without waiting at airports.” Continental silver carry-on, $1,095, tumi.com
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For Debbie Rudoy, owner of the Lifestyle Boutique in Sag Harbor, making eco-conscious choices doesn’t mean sacrificing style.
“This neclace adds a great vibe to any summer outfit.” White freshwater baroque pearls on leather cording, $185, by VIVO, at Adornments Fine Jewelry, 83 Main St., Sag Harbor, adornmentsfinejewelry.com
“I just launched this new collection of luxurious T-shirts made of sustainable pima cotton sourced and produced in Peru.” Perfect V-neck tee by GOLDIE, $65, Lifestyle Boutique, 127 Main St., Sag Harbor, shopatlifestyle.com
“This summer, I’m drawn to sustainable pieces that update your summer look while elevating your spirit. I especially want to support local independent designer and producers.”
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“A full bottle of wine will stay cool on the beach even on hot summer days in this ecologically friendly and chic bottle. It will keep a drink cold for 24 hours or hot for 12.” Available in three sizes. 25 ounce Swell bottle, $45, at swellbottle.com
“A studded denim jacket gives a little edge to any outfit and is perfect for those cool summer evenings on the beach or out on the town.” Studded L’Agence denim jacket, $515, at Lifestyle Boutique, 127 Main St., Sag Harbor
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“Chris Mead and Zoe Hoare of English Country Antiques always have something you may not need, but you want. I recently discovered these pinch-pot vases on a leather tray lined with a zebra skin.” Tray and vases, price upon request, at English Country Antiques, 26 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton
“JANGEORGe offers a minimalistic approach to design that’s very elegant and very modern. This tea set looks like a rugged landscape.” FCK cement tea set: mugs from $21, teapot, $255, plateau, $95, at store.jangeorge.com
“Robin Rice represents a very curated stable of photographers and is a respected photographer in her own right.” “Kristen in Cynthia Rowley Wetsuit,” by Robin Rice, from $1,500, at Robin Rice Gallery, by appointment, 631-537-1002, at robinricegallery.com
“These Swedish beauties are softer on your feet than other floor mats of recycled plastics. They are indestructible and clean up perfectly.” Montauk plastic floor mat, from $125, at Sylvester & Co. Modern General, 103 Main Street, Sag Harbor, sylvesterandco.com
“Vanessa Hamer is the new girl in town—she has a beautiful shop with sophisticated kids clothes, like these gray-and-white striped jersey pants.” Summer dropcrotch trousers, from $52, at Ethel + Row, 83 Main St., Sag Harbor, ethelandrow.com
“I started as an artist, so when I needed something new for a client, I decided to paint some pillows for her. I loved doing it and decided to make a few for the store. Each is one of a kind.” Pillows, from $195 each, at Sylvester & Co. Modern General, 103 Main St., Sag Harbor, sylvesterandco.com
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There’s so much to love about these cute sneaks: The upper and lining are made of organic cotton, and the sole is made of sustainable natural rubber from the Amazon rainforest. Though the company is based in Brazil, it ships internationally. $84, veja-store.com for men
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This eco-friendly vegan leather looks so stylish and feels so supple, you’ll never guess it’s not the real thing. This sneaker nods to Stan Smiths and can be worn with jeans, slacks or shorts. $245, bboheme.com
Made without chromium to prevent allergic reactions, these shoes are manufactured using less electricity, water and CO2 emissions. The cork soles make them comfy, while perforations in the upper allow for ventilation. This U.K. company ships to the U.S. $196, elnaturalista.com for men
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Made in collaboration with will.i.am and Coke’s sustainable brand, Ekocycle, each pair of these high-tops are made with recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles, and no nickel is used for the eyelets. A cushioned sole makes them comfortable enough to wear all day. $99, thepeoplesmovement.com
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Designer Whitney Fairchild brings her fashion sense—and a line of laid-back luxury—to an appointment-only boutique in the Hamptons. BY DONNA BULSECO • PHOTOGRAPHY BY NACHO RAMOS
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and look luxurious as well as enticingly wearable. “My friends and I live in the scarves,” says Fairchild, who originally discovered the super-lightweight wonders after being “obsessed” with the one her boyfriend, architect Nacho Ramos, wore. Sturdy yet sensual, the wraps keep you cool in the summer, warm in a chill, and elicit that feeling of simple joy you get when wearing something comfortable and chic. Fairchild cherishes introducing customers to her fashion finds. While she loved her years in the business—she was the design director of the Black Label Collection and also worked on the Runway Collection, Pink Pony and the Lauren line—she has discovered a peaceful balance setting a work schedule that gives her more time with her 12- and 16-year-old sons, John and Jamie. “Sometimes the most sophisticated things are the most basic things,” says Fairchild, who is applying that maxim to both fashion and life.
For some people, well-being is all about being well-dressed. But for designer Whitney Fairchild, that doesn’t mean being decked out in a head-to-toe high-end look. “The key to putting beautiful things together is being pure to your own taste,” says Fairchild, who spent some 20 years honing her exquisite aesthetic at Ralph Lauren. Now she’s putting her eye to good use with WHITNEY, a curated collection of unique handmade luxury pieces available by appointment only in the Hamptons (firstname.lastname@example.org; 631.680.7097). Featherweight cashmere scarves from Nepal, high-quality hand-woven Panama hats from Ecuador, the original espadrilles from Spain (handmade just as they were over 100 years ago), and cotton voile embroidered tunics, are a few of her tempting offerings—all in pitch-perfect neutrals. “I prefer a tonal color palette,” says Fairchild, who is known for her classic personal style. She chooses pieces that feel 122
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A head-to-toe beauty regimen for optimal summer skin care. BY CLÉMENCE VON MUEFFLING • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MORGAN MAASSEN
Many foundations and tinted moisturizers have SPF 25 and higher.
In the morning, use a toner or micellar water on your face to refresh the skin before applying a hydrating moisturizer. In the evening, choose a gentle face cleanser to remove impurities, including those from sun-protection creams, accumulated during the day.
Whether from too much sun, salt water, chlorine or the office AC, hair gets more damaged in the summer. Here are some of our favorite products to protect your gorgeous locks: • Rahua or John Masters Organics natural shampoos. • Christophe Robin’s regenerating mask for hair and color protection. • Supersonic hairdryer by Dyson, which helps prevent extreme heat damage.
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Follow these useful hints for sandal-ready toes and smooth skin. Massaging the feet with a scrub helps get rid of dry skin cells. When scrubbing, focus on the support zones: the areas that carry the weight of the body and are in contact with the ground. As the main points of pressure, the heel and the forefoot are often the most damaged. Follow with an emollient cream. Start gently with the fat pads before moving to the toes and ankles. You can also massage the calves up to the knees in order to stimulate blood circulation. Hydrate the toenail cuticles with some oil or a specific ointment. Our golden nail polish rule: Choose a brand that favors the health of the nail, and try not to keep the color on for too long (one week maximum).
Now is the time to carefully choose your best summer allies. These days, many foundations and tinted moisturizers come equipped with SPF. Depending on the occasion (and amount of exposure), they may be enough to do the trick; otherwise, opt for total sunblock. OUR SELECTION:
• Erborian CC Crème, a skin-perfecting cream with a oneshade-fits-all color and SPF 25 • Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin, the makeup product that all beauty editors are raving about this summer. Delivered in an elegant, compact container, this tinted skin care formula blurs imperfections while protecting with SPF 50 • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL50, recommended by dermatologists for total outdoor protection • Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50. • Chanel Multi-Protection Daily Defense Sunscreen Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (conveniently packed in a tiny 1-ounce bottle). PRO TIP: During the day, grab one of the mini bottles for onthe-go application
• Reverence de Bastien Black Diamond Scrub, the perfect foot exfoliator. • Révérence de Bastien Unguent for Nails and Cuticles, which strengthens brittle nails and hydrates cuticles. • Kure Bazaar nail polish, made of 85 percent natural ingredients. Clémence von Mueffling is the founder of beautyandwellbeing.com. 124
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Keeping tresses well groomed despite the summer humidity—and without resorting to harsh chemicals and lots of hot tools—is quite a challenge. We asked top Hamptons hair stylists for their best tips. BY BETH LANDMAN • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MORGAN MAASSEN
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from hot styling, and then at night your hair will be hydrated.” His other favorite trick is what he calls the “magic set.” Says Tricomi, “Pull your hair into a high ponytail, then split it into four sections. Use a curling iron to curl each of the Lustrous, manageable four sections in manes start with different directions, a healthy scalp. pinning them down at the root as you go along. Let curls sit for five minutes, pull out the ponytail, and voila: perfect, Hamptons-ready glam in minutes.” 64 Park Place, East Hampton, warrentricomi.com
Joseph, whose many Upper East Side fans will be happy to hear that he also has a salon in Bridgehampton, says that treating the hair before swimming is key for keeping locks looking their best. “Wet your hair before going in the pool so it’s less affected by chlorine and chemicals. Before you go in the ocean, apply conditioner all over. If you are planning to go to a party straight from the beach, braid your hair before going in the water and let it dry naturally. Then undo the braids for a wavy, tousled look.” He also recommends using the Long by Valery Joseph Nourish Mask once a week: “If you apply it on wet hair, you can style it into a ponytail, bun or braid for a fresh look.” 2454 Main St., Bridgehampton, valeryjoseph.com
Loretta Wollner, freelance stylist In-demand New York hairdresser Wollner is stationed part time out east, where she pays house calls to her clientele. Her secret for beating the heat: “Try the Phytoplage Sublime After-Sun Oil before shampooing, then apply Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil before styling and Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray after.’’ lorettawollnerhair.com
Xavier Merat, Salon Xavier A bit of Soho in Sag Harbor, this salon in a beautiful loft caters to celebs from Uma Thurman to Julie Andrews. Xavier believes lustrous, manageable manes start with a healthy scalp. He offers a three-step Rene Furterer session that includes a scalp massage to get rid of dead cells and stimulate circulation. He also likes a long, layered look with a bit of blond ombré this summer. “You can leave it looking a little wild, like you didn’t try too hard,” he says. 1A Bay St., Sag Harbor, salonxavier.com
Bianka Lefferts, 27 Hampton Salon Lefferts, the owner of 27 Hampton, whose clients include Julia Koch, Melissa Errico, Rosanna Scotto and Brooke Shields, offers a formaldehyde-free treatment that uses aloe vera and amino acids to fight frizz. No more waiting 48 hours to get on with your life; wIth this process, you can work out immediately, and if you get it now, it should last all summer. For perfect post-beach curls, Lefferts suggests applying Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner and a dime-size amount of Oribe Surf Comber Tousled Texture Mousse. Says Lefferts: “Your hair will look divine post-surf.” 27hamptonsalon.com
Edward Tricomi, Warren Tricomi Salon Tricomi advises applying deep conditioner during the day. “This promotes hair health and gives your tresses a break 126
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utilizes the fermentation process—using just flour, water and naturally occurring bacteria—to make her bread rise to a level that’s far more conducive to a healthy lifestyle. “The human gut cannot digest unfermented wheat,” says Stoloff. “So it just sits there and stops it up. If you have gluten sensitivity, that’s when it’s going to show itself.” Fermentation breaks down the gluten, says Stoloff, giving your digestive system a “head start,” so it doesn’t have to work so hard to stave off the downsides of bread consumption such as bloating, lethargy and weight gain. Another local who’s a true believer in fermentation is Sag Harbor’s Nadia Ernestus, the owner of Hamptons Brine (hamptonsbrine.com), which sells products like sauerkraut and “kvass” (a fermented beverage she makes with sauerkraut), which contain live probiotic cultures. “In my fermentation process, I create the perfect conditions to kill the bad bacteria and allow the good bacteria to grow,” says Ernestus, who points to the proliferation of processed foods as one of the main reasons a raw, probiotic-rich diet is more important than ever. “Processed foods have all kinds of additives to retard spoilage—preservatives preserve foods by killing bacteria,” says Ernestus. “They kill the bad, the good and the ugly. Fermented foods replenish what’s lost and feed whatever good bacteria are left in your intestines.”
True wellness means taking a look deep inside. Not just at your soul or your psyche, but at something a bit Props to fermentation, more unsightly—your which replenishes digestive tract. “We good bacteria. have both good and bad bacteria in our gut,” says Montauk native Molly Nolan, a registered dietitian with degrees in nutritional science from Cornell (bachelor’s) and NYU (master’s). “High levels of bad bacteria are associated with obesity and increased risks of morbidity and mortality.” Nolan is also the woman (along with her sister Jean) behind Monbrewcha (monbrewcha.com), a Montauk-based brand of kombucha, the increasingly popular fermented tea drink that provides the body with an influx of “probiotics”—the good bacteria that can aid digestion and boost the immune system. The key to kombucha’s health benefits lies in its natural fermentation. Water is boiled, tea is steeped, and then some sugar is added, which entices what’s known as a probiotic-rich scoby (an acronym for the “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast”) to feast on the tea and thus begin the fermentation process. Afterwards, Nolan adds flavors like ginger, lemon, elderberry and hibiscus. Meanwhile, in the world of fermented bread, “a scoby is called a leaven,” says Tracy Stoloff, the Montauk baker of Night Owl Real Sourdough (available at the Springs farmers market and at Provisions in Sag Harbor), which 130
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avocado—It’s a spectacular dish you don’t have to feel guilty indulging in.” If you find yourself needing a late-afternoon bite, Babette’s (66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton; 631.329.5377) serves its breakfast menu until 4:30PM, which means you can still order their Tuscan Quinoa Bowl with Tuscan kale, summer yam, tomato, two sunny-side up eggs and organic red quinoa. Or you could head over to the Plaza Cafe (61 Hill St., Southampton; 631.283.9323), which starts serving small plates—like their grilled seafood tacos—at 5:30PM. For dinner, try the tuna entree at Bay Kitchen Bar (39 Gann Rd., East Hampton; 631.329.3663). “In this dish we take Montauk tuna and serve it over roasted celery root and a Yukon gold potato puree,” says chef Eric Miller. “It’s rolled in two types of mustard, herb-infused panko and then sautéed in extra-virgin olive oil. Roasted summer chanterelles accompany the fresh, healthy and very pretty dish.” At Oreya (at the Capri Hotel, 281 County Rd. 39A, Southampton; 631.500.9055) you can dine on the seared Columbia River salmon with poblano coulis, eggplant caponata, carrots, cipollini and argan oil. The biggest dining conundrum of the day might be— where can I get a late-night snack that won’t completely obliterate my wellness regimen? Here are two great options (both of which serve until 11PM on weekends): The Backyard at Sole East (90 2nd House Rd., Montauk; 631.668.2105) has a Mediterranean Plate with fava bean hummus, spicy eggplant, cipollini onions, olives, stracchino cheese and grilled pita bread. And the raw bar at Almond (1 Ocean Rd., Bridgehampton; 631.537.5665) is every bit as satisfying as the hot spot’s festive ambience. “What’s better than a late-night raw bar?” says co-owner Eric Lemonides. “We keep the bar and kitchen going—we’ll never close a minute before our posted times, and the experience is the same whether you come in at 5:31 or 10:59.”
Let’s say you decide to get up early to go surfing at Ditch Plains and want to keep riding the wellness wave—where should you grab breakfast? Pop into Joni’s Kitchen (28 S. Etna Ave., Montauk; 631.668.3663). “Everything’s about healthy and organic here,” says manager Lana Daniliuk, who suggests ordering from the “Build Your Own Breakfast Wrap” menu, which offers everything from organic eggs to avocado to vegan cheese. Bonus option: Consider washing it down with one of Joni’s fresh fruit protein smoothies. If a vinyasa class at Yoga Shanti is more your thing, head over to Estia’s Little Kitchen (1615 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor; 631.725.1045) for the “Tofu Scramble,” a medley of tofu, guacamole, salsa, mixed vegetables and black bean tacos. For late risers, Wölffer Kitchen Sag Harbor (29 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631.725.0101) offers a weekend brunch menu that includes a mushroom frittata. And if you’re just getting out of a Tracy Anderson class in Water Mill, Manna (670 In the Hamptons you can Montauk Ave., Water Mill; eat healthy 631.726.4444) is serving up a around the clock. yellowfin tuna Nicoise salad with organic baby kale, boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, haricots verts, olives and potatoes in an aged-balsamic reduction. When full-on lunchtime hits, Silver’s (15 Main St., Southampton; 631.283.6443) has a lobster salad dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette over baby greens, tomatoes and fresh asparagus. Meanwhile, at Yama Q (2393 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton; 631.537.0225), there’s a Sesame Crusted Fish Wrap with cilantro, lime pesto and apricot-ginger chutney. In Montauk, 668 The Gigshack (782 Main St., Montauk; 631.668.2727) offers seared local sea scallops with baby arugula, avocado and toasted sesame seeds in a warm vinaigrette. “They come straight from a friend’s boat and receive only a light sear to accentuate their rich, sweet ocean flavor,” says general manager Arden Gardell. “Served with bitter rocket greens and fresh tomato and 132
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ish. Our sugar snap peas had a triumphant A few years ago, I told my husband that I start and then fizzled out. But the kale— wanted to take our kids off dairy. “But what oh, the kale was majestic. My heart sang about eggs?” he asked. “They love eggs.” when the watermelons were so plentiful To which I made some snarky comment that they seemed like they would never like, “Have you ever seen a cow lay an stop, and the tomato plants grew so large egg?” It was then that I realized then that that they pulled their metal stakes right out we, as a family, needed to get more in of the ground. And then there were the touch with the source of our food. My husmammoth sunflowers that grew taller than band’s comment is what I call a “grocery the arborvitae. For better or for worse, we store” truth: Because milk and eggs both had all fallen in love. live in the “dairy” section, he classified My children’s reaction was astonishing. them the same way. He isn’t alone. Though they were only 3 and 5 when we I didn’t want my children to grow up started, the wonder and the joy that they with that same “grocery store” mindset, got from watching the seedlings come up thinking that all broccoli comes in tidy little out of the ground was intense. They ran out bunches held together by a rubber band to the garden first thing in the morning to and all berries come in plastic containers. see if anything had changed. They sat with I realized that I needed to “un-can” and me every evening, helping to weed and to “de-bag” our produce. I needed to plant pick the bugs off after the rain. They cared a garden. for the plants far better than they did their This was a taller order than you might toys. Of course, gardening appealed to think. I have always had a love for food their natural desire to get dirty—really dirty. and nutrition (so much so that I made it (Then there were the worms that became my profession), but I have never had a their “pets,” but that is another story.) love for gardening. Growing up, my best The food they collected for dinner friend’s family owned and ran the biggest looked glorious, tasted better and was a farm in our little town. I loved being at the great source of pride for them. They would farm, but when it came time to move the Francke, husband Lawrence Ingolia and sons George and Sam at the look at me with excitement on their faces irrigation or harvest the cauliflower, jobs beach. Below: Sam shows off a giant when they asked what I wanted them to the whole family participated in, I always albino cucumber from the garden. pick for dinner. That never got old. found I had something else to do. So this year, we’re going bigger. We’ve added four My mother is a great cultivator of flowers. She can blueberry bushes, and expanded the greens garden to transform a twig into a perennially flowering plant. I know it sounds crazy, but I have seen it with my own eyes. She has a include broccoli, Swiss chard (the red version had florescent roots that blew my older son away. He had me take house filled with them. Me? I have a thumb that is closer to a photo of him holding the plant with the roots exposed so black than to green. I have killed un-killable houseplants. he could bring it in for show and tell) and sorrel, which he is But gardening was my new mission—our new mission. My now declaring is his favorite green ever. We’ve also planted boys and I were going to turn our tidy little backyard, with its simple, low-maintenance plantings, into a higher-mainte- a small herb garden. I say “planted” because I decided to buy some greens pre-sprouted to increase the chances nance victory garden. We were going to make our backof success, as we have nowhere to protect tiny seedlings yard edible. during the sometimes-harsh cold of early spring. As you can imagine, I didn’t have a clue how to do it. I When it came time to plant, the boys got out their rubber went to see my childhood best friend, who is now running boots, their mini gardening gloves, child-sized tools and an organic farm of her own, to get some advice. “Gardenwheelbarrow and waited like horses at the starting gate for ing is a love affair,” she told me. “You will fall in love, but it me to give them the go-ahead. And then off they ran, with will break your heart.” And it did. The first year the butternut pure delight, to plant this year’s crops. With all of its hope, squash died on the vine of some fungus. We all shed a tear triumph and heartbreak, they were ready for it. for the little baby squash that never got a chance to flour134
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Hoping to replicate the success of coconut water, waters infused with fruits, veggies— even tree sap—are crowding store shelves. While they’re not exactly the new kale, they are a good alternative for those who don’t like the taste of plain water or who drink sugary soda, fruit juice and sports drinks, says Jenn LaVardera, M.S., R.D., a dietitian based in Southampton. “Drinking pure water and eating fruits and vegetables is still the best way to go. You get more fiber and nutrients from whole foods.” Here, the healthiest sips: WTRMLN WTR It may not contain vowels, but this drink does deliver 825 milligrams of potassium (the equivalent of two bananas), fiber and lycopene. Tastes like: Sticking a straw in a watermelon—light and refreshing. LaVardera’s verdict: “A bottle has 90 calories, so if you’re sitting at a desk all day, you probably don’t need it. But if you’re at the beach, it can help replenish nutrients that you sweat out.” wtrmlnwtr.com Botanic Artichoke Water This zero-calorie drink claims to harness the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of artichokes. Tastes like: Slightly savory, but thanks to the addition of organic lemon, apple and spearmint, it’s not as
vegetal as you’d expect. LaVardera’s verdict: “One of the healthiest veggies, artichokes are a naturally cleansing food; they help the liver with detoxification,” says LaVardera. “But the benefits are definitely watered down here,” she says. drinkbotanic.com Caliwater Cactus Water Made from prickly pear cactus, which may help treat diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity, Caliwater may also obliterate hangover symptoms, according to research from Tulane University. It contains 35 calories per 11.2 ounce container. Tastes like: Mild and slightly bittersweet LaVardera’s verdict: “This contains added sugar, which is best to avoid. But this could come in handy after a night at Solé East or The Surf Lodge.” drinkcaliwater.com 136
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Don’t be a sap: Maple vs. birch water Though both maple and birch waters have slightly sweet, crisp flavors, they’re not nutritional equals. Birch water contains only 1 or 2 percent of the Daily Value of iron, copper, magnesium, zinc and calcium, while maple water has a significant amount of manganese, a mineral that you need to keep cells healthy. “I’d go with maple over birch,” says Jenn LaVardera. TRY: Drink Maple Pure Maple Water, drinkmaple.com; Byarozavik Birch Water, byarozavik.com.
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Their clients include everyone from personal chefs to Hamptonite celebrities to Dega, a rock ’n’ roll concert caterer who provides Rustic Roots’ produce to the Dave Matthews Band (Matthews likes to cook for his entire staff), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who use Rustic Roots whenever they’re giving concerts in the New York area. The service’s Hamptons clientele flourished, says Jeff, “because of the traffic—people don’t want to run around to different farm stands to get various items. Since we source everything, we can bring what they want directly to them and they can concentrate on preparing the food.” He also attributes his growing customer base to Netflix—specifically, its stockpile of documentaries like Forks Over Knives—as well as TED Talks and Instagram. “They’ve all raised awareness about our food systems and how our food is being grown,” he says. “A new, educated food culture has evolved to demand better food practices. This environment has been the backbone and driving force behind Rustic Roots.” rusticrootsdelivery.com.
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Amagansett Farmers Market Amber Waves Farm has taken over the market this year. The farm was founded in 2009 by Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin, who are committed to organic farming practices. The shelves hold a variety of both local and unusual produce: amethyst radishes, flashy trout lettuce, zucchini blossoms and a spicy salad mix. They sell organic eggs from Browder’s Birds, the only certified organic chicken farm on Long Island. Rounding it out are artisanal food products, ceramics, coffees and Carissa’s baked goods. 367 Main St., Amagansett; 631.267.5664
EECO Farm Stand Operated by Share the Harvest Farm, which was founded in 2010, EECO donates much of its organic produce to community food banks. You’ll find Italian heirloom tomatoes, micro greens, several varieties of garlic, plump French Breakfast radishes and asparagus quiche. 55 Long Lane, East Hampton; sharetheharvestfarm.org
Balsam Farms It was founded in 2003 by Alex Balsam, and is now run by Alex and Ian Calder-Piedmont, friends from their student days at Cornell University. Farming on approximately 90 acres, they have an impressive stand with an abundance of organically grown produce, enticing assortments of justpicked herbs, varieties of kale, pies, jams and potted scarlet geraniums. Corner of Town Lane and Windmill Lanes, Amagansett; 631.255.9417 Bhumi Farms Certified organic produce including rare heirloom tomatoes, corn and fruit, plus Southampton Soap Co. soaps, and Arlotta Food Studio olive oils. Bhumi is the only farm east of the Green Thumb in Watermill to be certified organic. 131 Pantigo Road., Amagansett; 646.496.8364 Vicki’s Veggies Currently in her 36th year of operation,
Vicki Littman stocks her own peppers, cucumbers, onions and honey. She also carries corn and strawberries from the revered Anderson’s farm in Riverhead, plus baked goods and other assorted treats. 597 Montauk Highway, Amagansett; 631.267.8272
BRIDGEHAMPTON Hayground School Farmers’ Market Over 23 vendors, including the Hayground School Garden, Arlotta Food Studio olive oils, Hamptons Brine sauerkraut, Merken Fisheries, Native Coffee Traders and Wolffer Estate, Fridays 3-6:30PM. 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton; 631.903.3029 Open Minded Organics Certified organic mushrooms are the specialty here, amid a wide variety of seasonal produce. 720 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton; 631.255.0990 140
Round Swamp Farm Celebrating its 51st year, this familyowned farm stand greets you with the smell of fresh strawberries. Inside is everything you could want for your day’s menu: peach and blueberry muffins, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and new flatbread offerings (of tomato and fennel, and asparagus and goat cheese). The farm is located in the back, and co-owner Charlie’s arugula looks like it was picked seconds ago. 184 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton; 631.324.4438 Springs Farmer’s Market. Down the street from Jackson Pollock’s former home, the market features Balsam Farms’ produce, Gianni’s chicken burgers, Eli’s breads and Arlotta Food Studio olive oils. Saturdays from 9AM to 1PM. 780 Springs Fireplace Rd., on the
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East Hampton Farmers’ Market Featuring vendors like Merken Fisheries, Browder’s Birds, Kalypso yogurt, and produce from Balsam and Goodale farms, Fridays from 9AM to 1PM. 136 N. Main St., East Hampton (in Nick & Toni’s parking lot); 631.871.8185
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9AM-12:30PM. 16 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island
Schmidt’s Market Offering an eclectic selection of organic and local produce. 43 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island; 631.749.0555
Wild by Nature The closest thing to a Whole Foods on the East End has a large assortment of organic produce including avocados, kale, tomatoes and celery hearts. 252-14 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays; 631.723.3071
SOUTHAMPTON Fresh local corn will soon be in season.
Montauk Farmers Market Over 35 food and artisanal vendors, Including Quail Hill Farm, Melissa’s Produce, Balsam Farms and Amber Waves. Thursdays from 9am-2pm. On the Village Green in the center of Montauk.
NORTH SEA North Sea Farm Established in 1945, this family farm is known for its free-range chickens and eggs. The farm’s lettuces and tomatoes are a favorite with customers, and right now you can find local strawberries, zucchini, snap peas and spinach. 1060 Noyac Rd.; 631.283.0735
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SAGAPONACK Pike Farms Mr. Pike, who is originally from Westchester County, started farming on the East End two decades ago. He then worked with several area farmers before opening his own stand in 1987. With his wife, Jennifer, he now sells an array of produce including squash, eggplant, beets, blackberries and cauliflower. A favorite of celebrity author and chef Ina Garten, it’s known as a go-to place for corn, tomatoes and basil. 82 Sagg Main St., Sagaponack; pikefarms.com
SAG HARBOR Serene Green Founded in 2010 by John and Laura
Smith (John traces his roots back to the 1640s in Watermill), and located around the corner from Long Beach in Noyac, Serene Green offers a wide range of produce. Recently, they’ve begun to offer grass-fed bison, seafood and prepared foods including sweet potato-black bean burgers and vegan eggplant meatballs. 3980 Noyac Rd.; 631.808.3203 Provisions A veritable wellness institution located in the heart of Sag Harbor, Provisions has a cafe and a store that sells a range of produce (and other health-centric goods) including local arugula, microgreens and herbs. 7 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631.725.3636 Sag Harbor Farmers Market By the docks in front of the Sag Harbor Bay, it’s one of the larger markets in the area and features vendors such as Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Backyard Brine Pickle Co., Kalypso yogurt and Mecox Bay Dairy. Open Saturdays 9AM-1PM. Located on Bay Street, 3 blocks east of Main Street, Sag Harbor
Southampton Farmers Market Located under a majestic linden tree on the grounds of the Southampton Arts Center, this market is overflowing with produce and artisanal products from vendors such as Mecox Bay Dairy, East End Apiaries, Open Minded Organics, Horman’s Best Pickles, and Gianni’s Chicken Burgers. 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton; 631.283.0402 Schmidt’s Market A long-time local favorite, with a variety of organic and local produce. 120 North Sea Rd., Southampton; 631.283.5777
WATER MILL Green Thumb Organic Farm The largest organic farm on the East End, Green Thumb is a 12th-generation operation run by the Raymond-Halsey family. All produce is certified organic, and the seeds are non-GMO. They grow over 300 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit, so you’ll have a hard time choosing among the asparagus, carrots, celery, radicchio and sweet potatoes. An added draw this season: Grandma Ruth’s apple and mixed berry pies. 829 Montauk Highway; 631.726.1900
SHELTER ISLAND Havens Farmers’ Market On the grounds of the Havens House Museum, you’ll find produce and products from vendors like KK’s The Farm, Goodale Farm, Alice’s Fish Market and Hampton Jam. Saturdays from 141
The Westhampton Beach Farmers’ Market This market features vendors like Kalypso Greek yogurt and Mecox Bay Dairy. Saturdays from 9AM-2PM. 85 Mill Rd., Village Municipal Parking Lot, Westhampton; 631.288.3337
Popsicles this summer on foodie Instagram feeds are going exotic and sometimes vegan with flavors like Earl Grey, ginger, garlic, rosemary—and my favorite—avocado, mixed in with fruits, coconut, chocolate and chia. We’re especially inspired by their vibrant colors—for your July 4th festivities, there’s even one that pays homage to Old Glory. BY CRISTINA CUOMO
Owner Kirk Basnight, a true Southern Gentleman, can be found in any of his restaurants greeting guests on any night of the week. Mr. Basnight responded to RED | BARâ€™S continued popularity by opening its sister restaurant, LITTLE | RED, six years ago and now welcomes RED | CATERING handling all of your private events. RED | TO GO coming your way soon.
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“When I’m surfing I feel more at home than anywhere else.” –STEPHANIE GILMORE
Hair and makeup by 27 Hampton Salon. Special thanks to Montauk Yacht Club for providing the picture-perfect hideaway, montaukyachtclub.com. Philosophy top, at Tenet, 91 Main St., Southampton, shoptenet.com. Balnea techno bikini bottom in ruby, $85, at Shan, 3 North Main St., East Hampton, shan.ca. Rings and bracelets from Tiffany & Co. HardWear collection, at tiffany.com. xxx
GROUND SWELL! Local Montauk 20-something surfing star Quincy Davis shows us how to go pro, in and out of the ocean. BY CRISTINA CUOMO PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARY ELLEN MATTHEWS
I first saw our cover star, Quincy Davis, surfing at Montauk’s Turtle Cove five years ago. I was just a beginner watching in awe as this petite teenager’s sprightly frame glided along the waves. Five years later, she is still gliding and riding high, in demand as a brand ambassador for beauty and sportswear lines—even Annie Leibovitz shot her for a Corcoran campaign—and making her rounds on the pro circuit. But back home in Montauk where her parents are some of the most respected designer/ builders on the East End (her mother, Paulette
Davis, was one of the design forces behind the 10-year-old Surf Lodge and Ruschmeyer’s), she’s just the girl next door who shreds whenever there’s a swell. Family friend and fellow surfer “Auntie” Bethany Mayer, who is married to sculptor Rogan Gregory and is the owner of local stores Surf Bazaar and Botanica Bazaar (along with Leilani Bishop), sat down with Quincy and me after the young star’s photo shoot at the Montauk Yacht Club to talk about making healthy choices, living in Montauk, and the secret to well-being.
Jules dress, $229, by Ulla Johnson, at Surf Bazaar, 183 Edgemere St., Montauk, thesurfbazaar.com.
Surf Bazaar logo sleeveless tee, $60, at Surf Bazaar, 183 Edgemere St., Montauk, thesurfbazaar.com. High-waisted bikini bottom, $118, by DVF, at Tenet, 91 Main St., Southampton, dvf.com. Rings and bracelets from Tiffany & Co. HardWear collection, at tiffany.com.
do it with my family. CC: Where is your favorite place to surf in and around Montauk? QD: I like it more out east, by the lighthouse. It gets a bigger swell there. CC: One dress you brought today, which you sell at Surf Bazaar, is from my favorite designer, Ulla Johnson. You went to college together? BM: Yes, at the University of Michigan. She’s family. Our kids are friends. And our careers followed the same path. CC: You opened your store, and she was launching her fashion brand? BM: Yes, back in the mid 1990s, there weren’t really a lot of boutiques and small designers, but very talented women were on the side creating their own designs while working for larger fashion houses. We decided to open up a store to support all of our friends who were working in the fashion industry, and Ulla was one of those women who were going off on their own, and are still around. It was an exciting time in New York for fashion, doing it small, and seeing how everyone grew—similar to watching Quincy grow from a
CRISTINA CUOMO: You two have known each other since Quincy was a child. BETHANY MAYER: I’ve known Quincy and her whole family since before she probably knew I existed. She was busy surfing. QUINCY DAVIS: My mom and Bethany are really close friends. Growing up, I looked up to both of them, and wanted to be around them all the time. CC: Do you surf together? QD: I don’t think we’ve ever surfed together. BM: I’m way behind Quincy. QD: I don’t longboard too much. I just got a new longboard for my birthday, so I want to do that. CC: You learned to surf in Montauk, and your mother also told me she would take you to Rincón in Puerto Rico during holidays. QD: Yes, my whole family surfs. I started surfing here, and we were able to escape the winters in Puerto Rico. CC: What is it about surfing that makes you feel so great? QD: I’ve just always felt my best in the water. I always feel better after I surf, no matter what. It’s also great that I can 151
Coconut oil works for everything. So when we were opening up the store, we were thinking we should just open up and sell water and coconut oil. It’s that simple thing: Less is more. But I would tell my younger self to share more of my experiences, especially when it comes to natural products and beauty. CC: Quincy, what do you do to keep your skin glowing, and your body so fit and healthy? QD: I try to keep it pretty simple, but I use quality products, all natural. I’m constantly putting oils on my body and in my hair. CC: Because the ocean dries it out. QD: The ocean claims everything. CC: What products do you recommend? QD: I really love Tata Harper products for my face, castor oil for my hair—I put it on at night. It’s kind of hard to get out, so I put it in if I know I’m going to surf the next day, because it comes out easier in the ocean. CC: What about shampoos? QD: Right now, I’ve been using Bumble and bumble. CC: You are an ambassador for them, correct? QD: I did a Summer Stories with them for their site. I went to Hawaii with a photographer and a model, and the three of us just explored around for a week, surfed and went to waterfalls. We wrote about it, did a little interview. CC: You’re also the name of a new nail polish? QD: Yes, I just partnered with Dr. Dana Stern on a polish called ‘Quincy.’ She’s from out here in the Hamptons. CC: She designed a toxin-free nail polish. People don’t realize how many toxins are in nail polish, or how bad they are. What color is it? QD: It’s a light pink, nude color. It’s simple, natural. BM: We sell it at Botanica Bazaar. That’s another thing: We love supporting each other. CC: What about your fitness routine? QD: When I can’t surf, I go to Tracy Anderson. I like to run and box, too. I mix it up. Anything outdoors is the best. Surfing is definitely the best workout. CC: How do you describe your style? QD: It’s pretty simple. It’s boho. I love all the dresses at Bethany’s shop, and at night, a jacket and boots. CC: Tell me about the new sneaker you designed.
young girl to the woman she is today. CC: Quincy, what have you learned from Bethany over the years? QD: I have always noticed how hard Bethany works. I really admire that. She is so unique. I love her sense of style. She is an amazing mother. Her children are adorable and so sweet. Anything you see from Bethany’s store, you know it’s hers—it has her unique style, pops of color. CC: Have you been to Bethany’s store in Amagansett, Botanica Bazaar? QD: Yes, but I can’t go in there, I want to buy everything! CC: Bethany, you are a pioneer in that wellness space in the Hamptons. Nothing like your store existed before. BM: It just kind of—no pun intended—organically happened. My partner, Leilani Bishop, and I both grew up in a very natural, outdoors kind of lifestyle. Me more into camping, in a Canadian way, and her more the Hawaiian way. As mothers, this just seemed a natural thing for us. People in the community felt like this would really translate, and I’m so happy that it has. CC: When you go in there, you become aware that everything you’re putting on your skin is as important as what you put in your mouth. BM: Your skin is your largest organ, but you just don’t really think that through as you’re layering things onto and into your body. CC: What sets the store apart? BM: There are people out there who do different collections and approach health, beauty and wellness the way we do, but we really try to create a pharmacy environment—not only do we have beauty products and makeup that’s organic, but we also have tinctures and homeopathic medicines. CC: Have you helped people? BM: I won’t say we are healers, or that we replace doctors, but I’ve used a lot of the different products, and also we work with our friends. If Quincy is interested in trying something, we get feedback from her. We’re building a knowledge base in the community. It’s a group effort. CC: How did you develop the concept? BM: It’s kind of the way I live my life. My family and my children inspired me to think about what I am putting in and on their bodies. CC: What advice would you give to your younger self about issues with wellness? BM: Drink more water. You have to use very pure products. xxx 152
“The ocean claims everything.” – Quincy Davis
Safari fitted jacket, $1,950, at Figue, 55 Main St., East Hampton, farfetch.com. Rings and bracelets from Tiffany & Co. HardWear collection, at tiffany.com. xxx
Crochet bodysuit, $219, by Adam Selman, at Tenet, 91 Main St., Southampton, intermixonline.com.
when I go for a run on the beach, I end up with garbage in my hand by the end of it. You just pick it up when you see it. QD: Balloons are a big problem. BM: We have a no-balloon policy at home. Paper lanterns are great; they disintegrate. We try to have fun and also be conscious about where we are and what we are doing. This is a small community out here, and we are all also pretty well traveled. We bring a lot of those experiences back here. It’s always nice to come back. CC: Traveling the world, one discovers small communities of people who live for a long time, only to die of old age, not heart disease, cancer, or the like. Community, friendships, are at the root of their longevity. It’s nice to see how friendship, like between you two, can stimulate and foster ideas and actual businesses too. Quincy, where do you see yourself in 10 years? QD: Hopefully, still living this lifestyle that I love: surfing and traveling. I love to travel, and then being able to come back to this special place. BM: Longevity—I like to hear that I’ll live longer than I thought!
QD: I have a sneaker coming out in the summer with Koio. It’s a leather sneaker, but it has a summer vibe. I sent Bethany some designs I was working on to ask her for advice. BM: We’re carrying them. They’re cute! CC: From style to healthy food and product choices to fitness routines—they all come together in a synergistic way in your lives. QD: The majority of the time I like to keep it healthy, but sometimes I like to get pizza. BM: It’s about balance. I like what I see in Quincy. She is very conscious, but not to the point where it limits her. She thinks about her body, and how to take care of it; she thinks about the water she surfs in. That’s why we connect. CC: How do you give back to that ocean that gives you so much? QD: Less plastic! BM: That’s a big thing. At our stores, we really try to use glass or recyclables, or just reduce. CC: Do you do beach cleanups? BM: I’ve done plenty. With schools or with the Surfrider Foundation, there’s always a good beach cleanup. Or, 154
Balnea techno swimsuit, $260, at Shan, 3 North Main St., East Hampton, shan.ca. Sunglasses are her own. Rings and bracelets from Tiffany & Co. HardWear collection, at tiffany.com.
The Surfing Gypsy PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE SMOLOWE
Professional surfer Anastasia Ashley dishes on her secret to staying energized and her favorite thing to wear in the water. Where did you grow up? I spent my childhood in North Shore Hawaii, moved to California for high school, and from high school until now I’ve been on the road 250 days a year! What age did you begin surfing? When I was 5 or 6. I pulled an old surfboard out of the garbage and started to learn. Favorite wave? North Shore is still my favorite wave; it’s where I’m emotionally attached. Best surf moment? Winning Pipeline Pro was probably the best moment for my surf career, but every time I’m out on the water, whether alone or with friends, can be just as amazing. How does surfing make you feel? I feel at my best. I lose track of time, I’m focused, I’m not stressed. I’m at peace. Most successful surf moment? Pipeline Pro stands out, but every contest I’ve been in—even ones I’ve lost—has been as important in terms of improving. Do you supplement surfing with other forms of exercise? If so, what? I love going to group workouts with friends. I’ve done my share of Barry’s Bootcamp and kickboxing. I also love hiking or biking. What does a typical day of meals look like? I eat as much vegetables and fruit as possible, balanced with protein. I mainly eat what feels like good fuel. Best health tip to stay energized? The more fitness I do, the more energy I feel. Favorite surfboard? I have an all-black board made by my friend Dan Boehne. Favorite surf gear—wetsuit? swimsuit? Bikinis! I like to surf in warmer water. When I’m in a wetsuit, I know I’m on the wrong beach. Surf mantra/saying you love/live by? It’s life, live! xxx
“I’m at peace,” says Ashley of her surfing state of mind.
On Point A surf enthusiast and daughter of fashion powerhouse Cynthia Rowley, Kit Keenan reveals her favorite surfing memories (including surfing in heels!) and how she stays in tip-top shape to catch the perfect wave. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MADI ATKINS
Surfing is “mental escape,” says Keenan.
Where did you grow up? Between New York City and Montauk. What age did you begin surfing? Around 13—too late in my opinion; I wish I had started earlier! Favorite wave? Ditch Plains when it’s clean, 3 to 4 feet, and the water is warm. Best surf moment? When I saw my little sister catch her first wave. How does surfing make you feel? It’s a mental escape, almost like meditation with a side of dance-party fun. Most successful surf moment? When I surfed in high heels for one of my mom’s videos. Do you supplement surfing with other forms of exercise? If so, what? I’m a super-active person so I definitely mix it up. My New Year’s resolution this year was to be active every single day and so far I’ve been successful! I like Pilates, running, cycling and old-fashioned plyometrics in the gym.
What does a typical day of meals look like? I maintain a pretty healthy lifestyle and I don’t eat dairy. A typical day might start with a green protein smoothie, with a veggie sandwich/salad for lunch and grilled fish for dinner. Yum! Best health tip to stay energized? If I’m feeling sleepy, adding matcha to my protein smoothies always gives me a little boost. Favorite surfboard? I love to steal my mom’s 10-foot Josh Hall. When the conditions aren’t stellar, it’s always fun to goof around on kook boards (foam boards my mom and I design together). “Go foam or go home!” Favorite surf gear—wetsuit? swimsuit? My favorite wetsuit is one my mom did a few seasons ago: It’s a fully metallic gold color. Surf mantra/saying you love/live by? When in doubt, paddle out!
Furnished with reclaimed barn wood and bear fur throws, the living room suggests a cabin in the Arctic.
A SUMMER IDYLL Partners in life and design Bernt Heiberg and William Cummings have created a stylish, soul-nourishing environment in a 19th century captain’s house in Sag Harbor, updated with a Scandinavian palette, antiques, art and other visual delights. xxx
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After years of hopscotching through the Hamptons, “like gypsies,” William Cummings says, he and Bernt Heiberg, founders of Heiberg Cummings Design, a much-praised West Village interiors firm, eyed this captain’s house in Sag Harbor. That it was overgrown didn’t matter; the partners, who met in Warsaw 27 years ago, waited for the right price and pounced. Their prize was the birthplace, built in 1830, of Rear Admiral Oscar F. Stanton, who at one point sailed on the U.S.S. Constitution. “It had so much potential, so much character,” Heiberg says. “And it hadn’t been ruined.” Nevertheless, before they moved in, the designers gave it a light update, addressing electrical, plumbing, roofing and HVAC problems, painting inside and out, and repairing the chimneys. The finished (for now) project features glossy white oil paint that gives door casings a deep luster, brass kitchen-cabinet pulls like musket balls, and a recessed book shelf crowned with an arch drenched in glossy black paint—a dark cave in a white space. The 1,800-square-foot house encapsulates the pair’s formula, a sort of Scandinavian design with
Early nineteenth century scale and proportion are evident in the parlor, with its sanded, wide-plank floors.
Built in 1830, the captain’s house was overgrown, but otherwise untouched when the couple purchased it.
soft edges and lots of patina, thanks to the disciplined integration of Swedish Rococo, Georgian and American antiques and artifacts, among others. Dainty in scale and historic in proportion, the two-story home projects an unassuming comfort, swaddled in off-whites, velvety grays and occasional shots of black. Sanded but not stained or varnished, the wide-planked pine floors are smooth and rounded underfoot, full of flattened knots and rippled surfaces. Wavy antique windowpanes hint at a time when the oil of the whales hunted beyond the harbor fueled the lamps whose flames flickered in the glass. Particularly nostalgic in feel is the front parlor. Here King Gustav of Sweden himself could have smoked a pipe in a chair upholstered in a heavy-gauge linen he would have spotted while weekending in Belgium. Single-slab, unstructured cushions invite lazy days with friends, and the pieces are oriented toward the fireplace to emphasize intimacy, not grandeur. That is, as long as Heiberg can still fluff and knife his accent pillows with the edge of his hand. For the walls, the couple chose tiny paintings and charcoals whose significance in provenance—or personal lore—is underscored by the fact that they’re hung solo. Works by André Kertész, Edvard Munch and Richard Diebenkorn feature in the mix, as does Beth O’Donnell’s giant photo of blooms in black and white, one of few exceptions to the fiat on size. Other visual delights include a weathered barn-wood wall, an assortment of plush throws that look as though they’ve been shorn from brown bears, slender, natural ceiling beams, and a step ladder cabinet of large-format books that appear to have been meticulously arranged using a T-square. Out back, a diminutive allée of trees across a carpet of pine needles leads to a bubbling fountain in an outdoor living/dining area, the alfresco perk of the couple’s “spa.” “This is our little pearl,” says Heiberg. “We live a passionate life, which is good for the heart and the soul.” xxx
For a simple update, cabinets were painted shiny black and outfitted with brass knobs like musket balls.
Heiberg arranges his collection with precision in this large metal bookcase, the focal point of the guest cottage.
The sunny bathroom displays the coupleâ€™s fondness for nature-inspired objects with patina.
This tableau recalls a rustic, centuries-old Northern European dining room.
FITNESS JUNKIE An excerpt from the new satirical novel by Bridgehampton resident Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, the best-selling authors of The Knockoff.
“Fixing” herself was CJ’s only irrational habit. In the rest of her life she was practical to a fault. She’d married a lawyer, had adorable twin boys, and sat for Shabbat dinner with her mother-in-law every single Friday night even though she didn’t believe in God. CJ began working part-time after she had the babies, but she never quite got into the rhythm of being a stay-at home mom, so she was constantly piling on new projects and programs. Janey couldn’t blame her. It felt strange to be sitting around her apartment on what should be a work day. “What diet are you doing right now?” Janey asked her. “Clay.” “The Dr. Clay diet? Never heard of him. Does he work uptown?” “No. I’m eating clay. Just clay,” CJ asserted in her husky and calculating voice. “Clay for breakfast, clay for lunch, clay for dinner. Everyone’s eating clay. Karlie Kloss and all the girls do it before the shows.” “Clay? The stuff you make pots and ashtrays out of?” The smell of kitty litter permeated the room as CJ pulled a plastic Tupperware container from her purse and removed the lid. She grabbed a bottle of Pellegrino from the fridge and mixed the fizzy water with a brown-grey powder.
She produced what looked like a baby spoon from a Ziploc bag and without hesitation began shoveling the dirty soup into her mouth. “It’s better if you add some stevia,” she said, swallowing with intention. “Clay is high in iron and folic acid. Traditional tribes use it to cleanse the body of toxins. This one was harvested from a hundred-year-old termite mound in Ethiopia. Not only does it soak up all your toxins, but the clay swells up to twelve times its original size in your stomach so you always feel full. It’s magical.” CJ looked up, a mustache of grey liquid glossing her upper lip. “It’s dirt!” Janey replied. “Technically it’s volcanic ash.” “What’s it cost?” “I’m paying a thousand dollars for nine days.” Before Janey had time to question spending a small fortune on edible kitty litter, CJ cracked open Janey’s laptop. “I’m signing you up for SweatGood,” CJ said as she daintily blotted her lips with a baby wipe. “Is that a diet?” “No, it’s a class pass.” “Like a gym membership?” Janey had a gym membership. Who didn’t? She’d been dutifully paying the monthly
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The new novel goes for the burn, mocking the obsession with fitness classes and diet fads. xxx
“I had one and then Steven made me cancel it and if he sees another one on our credit card he’s going to get pissed and I don’t want to deal with it. Marriage is about finding ways to avoid conflict.” Steven very rarely got pissed at CJ. Her friend’s husband thought she walked on the Hudson River, and while he poked fun at her off-the-wall dieting practices, he was shockingly supportive and sweet for a criminal defense attorney who spent all day every day dealing with the very worst Manhattan had to offer. CJ continued. “I had my own SweatGood pass and I got so pumped about it I started signing up for everything. Everything! I wanted to make sure I got a spot in every new class. Most of them fill up a week ahead of time. But then my schedule got busy. Meetings with potential clients, hair appointments, Botox, waxing, sugaring, playdates, shitty mummy things, and I would have to cancel. But what I didn’t realize was that they charge you a ‘motivation tax.’” “What’s that?” Janey asked, with genuine interest about anything related to finance and not dieting. “They charge you the full price of the class when you cancel and donate it to something awful. When Steven saw our credit card statement he lost his mind. There was a three-thousand-dollar donation to some group that wanted to speed up climate change and another thousand to the KKK.” “Shut the front door.” Janey sank into the couch. “The Ku Klux Klan?” CJ nodded. “Direct to David Duke.” “I can’t do this. What happened to diet pills? What happened to fen-phen?” “Honey, I think those made the flipper babies. Come over here. Come on.” CJ stretched her short arms out to pull Janey up to standing and then placed her hands on her shoulders. “I need you to do something for me. I want you to close your eyes.” “No.” “Come on, close them. Close them. Please!” “Fine.” Janey closed her eyes. “Now I want you to hop up and down five times. Like a bunny rabbit.” “What the hell are you trying to make me do?” Janey had only been awake for three hours, but somehow she was exhausted, and CJ was starting to get on her nerves. “You need to learn this exercise. Sara Strong is telling everyone to do it. There was a story about it in Women’s
dues at FLEX! since about 2006 even though she couldn’t remember the last time she’d gone to the gym. She had the membership because her ex signed the two of them up on a family plan with her credit card and it kept renewing, even after her marriage ceased to do so. CJ looked at her with a mixture of pity and perhaps jealousy. “No one just goes to the gym anymore. How did this whole fit revolution just pass you by?” Janey recognized the benefits of eating healthy and being active. But that wasn’t always so easy when you worked eighty-hour weeks. She’d noticed the younger girls in her office taking clients out for juice instead of cocktails, yoga classes instead of dinners. But she’d never been one to indulge in any of the latest health fads. “I’ve been a little busy.” CJ sighed. “No, you’ve been a skinny bitch who had the metabolism of a high school cheerleader for too damn long and men threw themselves at your feet so you never had to think about cellulite. Sorry. Mean.” “Yeah, mean,” Janey said indignantly. Her friend rambled on. “So SweatGood is a pass that gets you into the very best workout classes all over the city. You pay one fee and you can sign up for everything. If you didn’t have the pass you could spend up to fifty dollars for a single class. This way you get a big discount everywhere. And you can manage it on an app right on your phone. It even has this geolocator so you can find out the soonest, closest workout to you anywhere in the city at any time of day. Haven’t you ever walked out of a big gross lunch and been like, ‘I need to take a spin class right now’?” “No.” “You’re in the minority.” Janey leaned over her friend’s shoulder to look at the computer. “Look at this schedule. You can take spin, underwater spin, spinoga—that’s spin and yoga together. There’s trapeze ballet, hula yoga, hot Pilates. I hear hot Pilates is all set to hardcore rap. It’s all ‘Yeah bitch mothafucka...I put my leg ovah my head. I put my leg ovah my head.’ Oooo yes. I’ve been scared to try this one...but I’ll do it if you go with me. It’s conscious pole dancing.” “Did you just buy two SweatGood passes on my credit card? Why do I need two?” “Well, I bought one for me too.” “Don’t you already have your own?” Her friend’s fleshy cheeks were the color of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick. 168
another ex-ballerina visited her in the hospital to tell Ivy how she’d reinvented herself doing PR for a place called SoarBarre, “a radical new spin studio for strong women looking to co-create their future selves.” Through a mixture of charisma, charm, and a fuck-all perfect body, Ivy became the star SoarBarre instructor of NYC. She was the poster girl for radical change after Today did a segment on her recounting her terrible accident, expulsion from the ballet world, and subsequent reinvention. Ivy used to be polite and perky. As a teenager she was one of those girls who peppered each sentence with an affirmation. She was crazy with approval.
Wear Daily.” “Who’s Sara Strong?” “Only the most important fitness instructor and health guru of right now. She’s the reason Madonna doesn’t look a hundred and seven. Sometimes she writes a column for the SweatGood newsletter. Come on. Hop. Hop. Like a bunny. Soften your shoulders and jaw. Relax your belly. Feel all of your tension just shake off your body.” Janey hopped, but not at all like a bunny. She barely came off the ground. Hopping was a funny thing to do when you were no longer five years old. She felt silly and tense, her body resisting the hop. “Your feet have to leave the ground.” She bent her knees a little deeper and pushed into her feet a little harder. “Okay. Now I want you to stand very, very still. Suck in the biggest breath you can take, and I want you to scream.” CJ demonstrated by opening her mouth as wide as a cantaloupe and stretching her tongue down toward her chin. “PAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!”
Wow, you look amazing, Grandma! Can I borrow those earrings? You have the best taste ever! What number Benjamin Moore is this absolutely perfect white paint? Can I ask you a huge, huge favor would you mind awfully passing the milk? I love your eyebrows. Isn’t the sky the best ever shade of blue today?
“Look at this schedule. You can take spin, underwater spin, spinoga—that’s spin and yoga together. There’s trapeze ballet, hula yoga, hot Pilates. I hear hot Pilates is all set to hardcore rap. ” Ivy had been an exceptionally good child and a particularly wonderful niece to Lorna—always offering to help Lorna with her DIY projects when Janey was away, things like constructing an air plant garden on the sun deck or adding banana leaf wallpaper to the downstairs guest bathroom. Lorna Sweet was Pinterest before Pinterest existed. Ivy’s classes now had a wait list, and she was on the cover of New York magazine’s “Fit New York” issue two months ago—a teensy GI Jane flexing her biceps in a sports bra and microscopic SoarBarre boy shorts under the headline “No Pain, No Gain...Bitches.” Self magazine had her writing a column called Hurt Yourself to Love Yourself. Her bosses at SoarBarre encouraged her to be mean, even abusive to the clientele. They loved it when she shot water guns in their faces as they pedaled up pretend hills. The nastier Ivy behaved, the longer the wait list for her classes. No one in New York City wanted a positive life-affirming spin instructor. Her clients, the ones paying fifty-five dollars for an hour-long class, wanted to be abused. They wanted to be screamed at and tortured, and it went against every sweet cell in her body. Being a bitch at work took a toll on the formerly kind ballerina. She’d allowed it to bleed into her personal life, and made her hate herself.
The wail echoed off Janey’s high ceilings. “I have neighbors.” “PAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” “Someone might call nine one one.” “PAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” “Fine. Fine. Fine. I’ll do it if you’ll stop. PAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” With the primal scream lingering in the air, the doorbell buzzed. “Who’s here?” CJ looked miffed to have her shouting session interrupted. “Ivy, I think.” CJ made a face in defiance of her Botox. “Is she as hot and young and perky as ever?” “She’s not that perky anymore, to be honest,” Janey whispered as she walked to the door. “Young and hot, yes. Perky, no. In fact, she’s completely different now. I think you might like the new Ivy.” Ivy was Janey’s gorgeous younger cousin by way of marriage. Just twenty-six, Ivy had been a ballerina with the New York City Ballet until she was hit by the M34 bus riding her bike to Lincoln Center and put into traction, her hip shattered, shoulder dislocated, ankle crushed, and her dream of being the next Misty Copeland kaput. One day 169
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Ed Bruehl and his “Brolodex” keep close watch over the waves. BY NANCY KANE • PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW BLAUSCHILD
From left: Scott Bradley, Kieren Brew and Ed Bruehl on surf patrol.
on the swell direction, tides and wind—they can be right in Montauk,” says Bruehl, over tea at Harbor Kitchen and Market in Sag Harbor. A broker with Saunders Real Estate, the tall, handsome father of two girls has an easy, Jimmy Stewart-like demeanor, greeting a local friend at the counter with a handshake and a pat on the back. His wife, Mariah, is a long-time educator who now runs her own educational program called Playful Learning Studio. Originally from Thousand Oaks, California, Bruehl honed his surfing skills in Malibu and Rincon, near Santa Barbara. He’s lived out east full time since the early 2000s. In the pre-cellphone era, surfers used more basic signals to communicate. “My earliest recollection of a surf report was getting a thumbs-up or thumbs-down from cars driving
It’s 8AM—AKA “dawn patrol”—on a picture-perfect weekday in East Hampton and Ed Bruehl sends out a message: “It’s firing at Georgica.” Mid-afternoon he receives a text: “It’s on at Ditch Plains.” The above communication speaks of optimum surf conditions at local beaches on the East End. On any given day, another message will be sent: “Mariah’s at Indian Wells.” Or, “Gina is with the kids at Poles.” The above signals a parent is at a certain beach, so it’s OK to drop your kids off there. And go surfing. “What I love about this local dad contingency is we’re all looking out for each other and looking out for each others’ kids,” says Bruehl. “When conditions are wrong in East Hampton—based 174
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SURF DADS “always has a pulse on the ocean in Amagansett,” says Bruehl. “Don’t ask me for my favorite spots here because the locals would be very unhappy if I mentioned them by name,” he says with a smile, “but I can tell you I love the jetties and the coves.” Getting out on the water on any given day comes down to a matter of timing. And lucky for Ed, he’s got several clients to whom he’s sold houses that he’s remained friendly with. Many of their outdoor showers come in handy when he has an appointment following a surf session. “The folks with the outdoor showers—they love that I use theirs, and only ask that I send pictures of the ocean to them so they know what they’re missing in the city!”
home on Decker Canyon Road,” he recalls. “This road took us to Ventura County Line or Staircase—my two favorite local breaks at the time.” By the mid-’80s, “you’d call Surfline, a 1-800 number, from home—I think it cost a quarter.” Surfline is now a downloadable app that Bruehl and his fellow surf dads use every day. “I check the Surfline Streaming cam at sunrise. When it’s green and at least 3-feet-plus, then I throw my gear in the car. I know I’m going to surf that day,” he said. Typically, Bruehl reports in on East Hampton and fellow Saunders brokers Scott Bradley weighs in on Amagansett (his wife is ‘Paddle Diva’ Gina Bradley) and Chris Coleman and his family are in Montauk, near the breaks at Ditch Plains and the area the locals know as Poles. Kieran Brew
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“For men, one key is learning to control the process of climax,“ writes the author of his education in Taoist sex techniques.
can determine sexual compatibility with partners, how to activate your yin and yang meridians and how to give and receive sexual pleasure in extraordinary ways. Of course, learning how to work with chi (energy) during sex isn’t as easy as popping a little blue pill. The training can be hard work: In one method I learned, called nei kung, we cultivated energy by holding stances for up to one hour. Sometimes real pleasure requires serious pain. About 20 years ago I attended a workshop with Mantak Chia, where his wife, Maneewan, shared the secrets of becoming a multiorgasmic woman and cultivating female sexual energy. Some of these techniques involve controlling menstruation and a kind of superpowered Kegel method. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize the workshop would be so explicit, and thinking it was more of a spiritual retreat, had invited my mother to join me. (You don’t know what awkward is until you find yourself in a room with your mom learning how to suck a ceramic egg into a vagina.) Whether you’re motivated by the idea that various sexual positions can have healing impact, or you’re curious about experiencing a full-body orgasm, the art of sexual kung fu is a tradition with plenty to explore. As with anything in life, becoming an expert requires effort and practice. On the upside, even mistakes can be pleasurable, and sometimes failing can be the climax of your day.
Many centuries ago in China, Taoist priests evolved a series of exercises aimed at extending a man’s ability to make love for hours at a time—although the goal was not merely to please wives and concubines. The intention of Taoist sexual practices was nothing less than immortality. Today, we realize that even if you perform like an athlete on the mattress, you’re not going to live forever. But perhaps the idea wasn’t literal “immortality,” but rather making it possible to maintain the sexual drive of a teenager even into old age. As a lifelong martial artist, I had the good fortune some 30 years ago to meet a tai chi master who told me about the basic principles of Taoist sexual kung fu. For men, one key is learning to control the process of climax. This took some time, and getting yelled at by a disappointed girlfriend, but eventually I found there were some things other than trying to think of the 1966 Mets lineup that could prolong lovemaking, if not for hours then at least long enough to make sure everyone involved went to sleep happy. For those interested in how to learn specific exercises, from vaginal weight lifting to penis pull-ups, there are several books, such as Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy and Healing Love Through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy, by Mantak Chia. These books teach you how the Chinese theory of the Five Elements 178
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For Jessica Bellofatto, founder of East Hampton’s JBYoga, it’s all about balance—not just on the SUP board or on the mat, but in life. So it’s not surprising that one of her favorite classes is the Full Moon SUP yoga class. It starts with 30 to 45 minutes of moon salutations and meditation and ends with rosé and nibbles around a bonfire at the beach. “SUP yoga works every muscle in your body. Your arms, upper back, core obliques and even the legs are used to stabilize the board; the next day you feel it in your butt and lat muscles,” says Bellofatto, who founded JBYoga nine years ago. Ending with cocktails “is the best of both worlds,” she adds. Bellofatto’s team will also be leading daytime SUP yoga and paddleboarding classes and private lessons in Sag Harbor, Montauk and East Hampton as well as a full schedule of non-aquatic yoga classes in her studio. “I call it alignment-based vinyasa,” she says of her style of yoga, which combines the flow, vigor and breathwork of the vinyasa, ashtanga and Jivamukti styles with Iyengar and Ashaya’s biomechanical principles and precision of alignment. Once again, it’s about the yin meeting the yang. “Like the beach, yoga is a place of sanctuary for me,” says Bellofatto. 15 Lumber Ln., East Hampton, jbyoga.com
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Today show contributor and NY Knicks sportscaster Jill Martin writes about how spending time with “Mr. Adventure” has helped push her out of her comfort zone and into a world of supreme fitness. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN DOWNEY
The author runs against the wind on “Mr. Adventure” leads Flying Point beach. a group excursion.
When it came to surfing, I soon realized that—despite Orion’s help—I was never going to be Laird Hamilton, but thanks to Orion’s fitness coaching, I came to see just how good I am at pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Almost every week over the past 10 years, Orion has loaded up his paddleboard with workout gear, we’ve paddled out to remote Hamptons beaches and we’ve engaged in workouts that are as exhilarating as they are difficult. On a recent Sunday, I brought a group of my friends— Rosanna Scotto, Paige Nelson, Meg Guberman and Dana Stern—on one of my exercise excursions. First, we paddleboarded around Flying Point (it was Rosanna’s first time on
The year was 2007. I had just moved back to New York from Miami when a friend called to say, “Hey, I am taking up surfing, and you are too.” I agreed. Enter: Orion, my surfing instructor. As I watched Orion’s souped-up Jeep Wrangler pull up to take me to my first surfing lesson, it felt like I was about to embark on the kind of life-changing journey my mother would not be thrilled about. Here are some key facts to know about Orion. He is the ultimate fitness stud. He has completed 12 Ironmans and 18 half-Ironmans. Due to the various out-of-the-box exercises he’s coaxed me to do over the years, I came up with the name “Mr. Adventure” for him. 182
a board and she nailed it). Then we hit the beach to do a series of drills: boxing; running with a parachute attached to our backs; doing sit-ups with a medicine ball—all in the sand, all as a team. Now my friends are just like me—they can’t wait to do it again. Soon, they’ll be seeing the Orion effect in other parts of their lives, just like I have. Since he’s been training me, my activities have expanded to include such adventures as skydiving, cliff-jumping, shark-swimming and paddleboarding everywhere from Rio to Sumba, an island off of Bali. And since that day we met in 2007, Orion’s life has changed too. He’s gone from living in his car while in the Hamptons to building a personal training business so big that he doesn’t have enough time to schedule all the clients who are wrangling for his expertise. Orion also now has a home in East Hampton. In other words, he’s the very epitome of how talent, work ethic and perseverance lead to success. I don’t need to plan big adventures with Orion in my life—he’s all the adventure I need since you never know what’s on deck. The author runs against the wind on Flying Point beach.
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Surfers are taking their passion for the sea to the next level with boards made out of algae-based foam, a new technology that allows wave warriors to protect the ocean they love by investing in eco-friendly equipment. The technology for algae-based foam was developed with the Global CO2 Initiative, which focuses on carbon capture and use, and transforming CO2 into planet-friendly products while reducing CO2 concentrations. Environmentally, it’s beneficial: CO2 gets pulled out of the atmosphere to make the algae-based foam. “Our surfboards are sequestering CO2, so at the end of their life, when you’ve peeled the fiberglass off them, the foam can go into a compost pile,” says Dr. Stephen Mayfield, a professor of biology at the University of California San Diego, who worked with Artic Foam on the boards. (A surfboard’s fiberglass coating, on the other hand, is 186
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Stressed from the commute? Wound up by the work week? Fitness guru Taryn Toomey gives Purist readers a mind-body-spirit turnaround with this five-minute fix. BY ERIKA HALWEIL • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MADDIE ROSE
Taryn Toomey’s multisensory, mind/body fitness experience The Class is comprised of jumping, shaking, strengthening and “sounding” (creating primal grunts, growls, screams and laughs), all of which provides a re-centering blend of expansion and contraction. “Think of it like wringing out a sponge,” says Toomey, whose workouts will be offered at Lululemon’s LOFT35 space in East Hampton. “After you squeeze and contract, there is a release and clearing. If you do it again, you find there’s more. It’s the same idea with our physical, mental and emotional bodies. We keep stripping it back and taking a look at what’s under it—over and over again.” In doing so, “we find the difficult-to-access parts of our strength and subconscious,” says Toomey, who has been influenced by yoga, qigong, running, meditation and traditional and nontraditional forms of talk therapy. Here, she offers a five-minute quick fix to help discard stress upon arrival in the Hamptons, leaving you ready to fully enjoy whatever the weekend has to offer: Stand up and reach your arms over head—take 10 full breaths as you reach. Feel yourself stretching the rib cage open and emptying the lungs fully. Close your eyes and shake—the arms, the legs and the head—quickly for two full minutes. You might feel a bit funny—but no one cares except you! So shake fast (this is not a dance; it’s a shake). When you want to stop, try making a sound, and then shake faster. This sound will create a vibration in your body and help clear the stagnation. Move into two minutes of jumping jacks. Get the heart pumping and the blood circulating with big, full, focused breathing.
The most effective tools to quickly shift a particular mood, says Toomey, are “moving, shaking or jacking—anything to pump the heart and bring fresh oxygen to the brain.”
Sit down, making yourself comfortable, for one minute of meditation. Open, or close, the eyes and try to find a single internal gazing point. Thought arises. Notice it. Let it move. Come back to watching the breath.
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What do you do when the thing you love almost kills you? After surf legend Laird Hamilton faced death while surfing 80-foot-high waves, he made what, for him, was the only choice. Here, Hamilton, the subject of a new documentary, tells the harrowing story. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES DIMMOCK
surfer out between waves, which lets you get in there to ride waves big enough to sink ships. A lot of my best rides on the biggest waves have been caught on camera. But this morning, high winds, rain and lack of visibility grounded helicopters. No cameras today. Brett and I rode out from Baldwin Beach Park on a three-seat watercraft. A little less than a mile offshore, we reached the Outer Sprecks break. The waves rolled up in immense swells, producing faces ranging in height from 50 to 80 feet. Imagine a 10-story building hurtling at you at 30 miles an hour, followed, every 30 seconds, by another
One morning I heard the monster waves stomping off the North Shore of Maui where I live. The big ones often kick up during the night. You lie in your bed and try to sleep, but you can feel them building. When an 80-footer breaks, the foundation of the house trembles. That’s why I live here: The waves come to you. Word spread pretty fast that huge sets were forming. I phoned my longtime surfing partner Brett Lickle and headed for the beach. Brett had been a member of the crew of big-wave surfers with whom I worked on developing the technique of using personal watercraft to tow a 192
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“Imagine a 10-story building hurtling at you at 30 miles an hour,” writes Hamilton of his encounter with a monster wave.
PLAY beating I took from the waves, calling 911 as I rushed back to pick up Brett. Sharks hadn’t found him yet, but he didn’t look any better. I raced into shore with one arm around him; an ambulance met us on the beach. It turned out that Brett’s femoral artery was intact, but the wound would eventually require 53 staples to close. Once the ambulance took Brett away and I knew he’d be OK, I turned and looked out to where the monster waves were still breaking. I had to go back out there. Immediately. It might seem strange, but I live by a certain code. I don’t compromise it. Going back out would honor my fallen friend. It would also address any lingering fears. I see fear as a healthy, constructive emotion. In fact, as part of my training regimen, I’ve set a goal of being frightened once a day. I went back out there and rode. And it properly closed a day that was both terrible and triumphant. See, I look at my life as following two lines on a graph. One line shows my physical systems, stuff like conditioning, VO2 max, and fast-twitch muscle fibers, and that line is
10-story building. That morning there were no wipeouts, just one superlative ride after another. We surfed through the morning, took a lunch break, and then headed back out. The waves rose even higher than in the morning and were bunched even closer. Then Brett towed me into a goliath, an 80-footer, at least, as big a wave as we had ever seen. The tow-in and release proceeded smoothly, but I hit the wave a shade high on its face. I tried to go lower and tuck into the barrel, but I adjusted a beat too late. Looking back, Brett and I did everything right. But sometimes in the ocean, being right isn’t enough. I pulled out, jerking my board to the right and jumping out of the back of the wave, escaping the crush of water. I bobbed in the swell, and Brett swooped in on the watercraft to pick me up. The next wave bore down on us, so the instant I was aboard, Brett tore for shore. But I could hear the roar of the wave behind us. A split second later, we were swatted off the watercraft as if by a giant hand. The wave held me underwater for 30 seconds. I couldn’t
“The wave held me underwater for 30 seconds. I couldn’t move my arms or legs.... Holding your breath for 30 seconds when your heart is hammering 200 beats a minute is like holding it for five minutes when you’re sitting.” either flattening or very gradually declining as I get older. The other line shows the intangibles—maturity, experience, judgment, passion, perspective—steadily increasing. The two lines cross at an interesting place, and I regard that place as my peak. It’s not a point, but a plateau. Your peak isn’t really a product of your body, but of your enthusiasm. I intend to live on that plateau for a long, long time.
move my arms or legs. I tried not to panic and waited for my flotation vest to lift me to the surface. But holding your breath for 30 seconds when your heart is hammering 200 beats a minute is like holding it for five minutes when you’re sitting in a chair. Four giant waves pummeled us. Finally, we were driven out of the crash zone. Brett floated about 50 feet away from me, but the watercraft was a quarter mile away. I looked over at Brett, and his face was gray. “I need a tourniquet,” he shouted. The aluminum fin of a spare board had sliced open the back of Brett’s left leg from the knee to the ankle. Blood gushed from the cut, clouding the water. I immediately thought, It must have opened up his femoral artery. No other surfers were in sight, and we were half a mile offshore. I realized it was all on me. I stripped off my wetsuit and tied it around his leg above the wound. Then I swam in a dead sprint to the watercraft, thinking all the way, Brett’s bleeding to death. And all that blood will bring in the tiger sharks. Man, what will I tell his wife? What will I tell his kids? I got to the watercraft and fired it up. The onboard radiophone still worked. So there I was, stark naked, breathless and reeling from the sprint to the watercraft and the
Laird Hamilton will be in the Hamptons the first week of August for a screening of the documentary, Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, which is being hosted by the Hamptons International Film Festival and Purist on August 4. He’ll also appear at the Paddle for Pink breast cancer event on August 5. Visit hamptonspaddleforpink.org for more information. Hamilton and his wife, Gabrielle Reece, will also be hosting the second annual XPT Experience, a cutting-edge fitness retreat, at Gurney’s Montauk, August 6 to 8. Visit xptlife.com to sign up. This and other defining moments can be seen on Dave Zinczenko’s site, bestlifeonline.com.
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“Growing up, my dad talked about not doing anything halfway. Whatever you commit to, go all out.” —Eli Manning
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Manning has two brothers: Cooper, a correspondent for Fox Sports 1, and Peyton, another former NFL quarterback. Eli and Peyton each have two Super Bowl rings and Eli was named Super Bowl MVP for both of those wins.
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Jan. 3, 1981—This New York Giants Capricorn quarterback is a serious and dedicated player who takes the rigors of intense discipline easily in stride. But he does have another side to him that those closest to him experience. His Moon in Sagittarius tells us he is a fun-loving, free-spirit, ready for relaxation and very generous to those less fortunate. Manning also has four planets in the house of fame, which could have foretold early on that he’d be a nationally recognized hero and philanthropist. —Horoscope by Karen Thorne
THREE Manning has three daughters—Caroline Olivia, Ava Frances and Lucy Thomas— with wife, Abby.
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Even musician Ziggy Marley, the son of the late reggae deity Bob Marley and an icon in his own right, is on the health-kick wagon. The musician, actor, father of seven and author of Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made With Whole, Organic Ingredients From the Marley Kitchen plays the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on July 8. Here, he talks about his days at the beach with his dad, and the importance of escaping into nature to find inspiration.
My father and I would jog on the beach in the morning and swim in Kingston [Jamaica]. It’s a natural thing for us to be on the beaches. He was not a good swimmer; he’s a country boy. From where he was in the country, there were no rivers or oceans. He swam a long ride against the shore—horizontally, parallel to the shore, and close in, so he could stand up if he needed to. I grew up in nature, in Jamaica. When I was younger, I would spend hours in the woods. It gave me a chance to daydream, to use my imagination and just play around. I like daydreaming. I still go into nature and just daydream. That childhood comfort: Nature’s an escape for me. In the Hamptons, I like the view, the sound, the atmosphere. But as for the water—I have to go in warm ocean waters, man. When we’re on vacation in Nassau Bahamas], we love hanging out on the beach, and chillin’, laying out,
playing out in the sand, kicking around some soccer balls. The rhythm of the waves can put you in a free state of mind. If we’re in tune enough, in touch enough, we can get high from just the rhythm of the ocean. We can carry ourselves to other places, inside our minds, with that rhythm of the sea. It’s an emotional connection to humanity that causes songs like mine to be written. [Me and my dad] have a connection that is more than just superficial, or physical or material. My father and I have an emotional, spiritual connection to humanity—we care. We feel something for humanity. It’s not about me. I feel something for humanity, you know? What my father sings about in his songs is still relevant today. “One love.” “Let’s get together.” We need that every day. —Jim Servin
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