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Water Mill | $3,095,000 | 3-BR, 3-BA | Nestled on an exclusive waterfront cul-de-sac in the Hamlet of Water Mill, this home sits on a half acre of perfect privacy. Walls of glass offer sweeping western facing vistas across Mill Pond. Gunite pool, decking, bulkheading and private dock are among the many outside features. The inside has been completely renovated with modern updates and details, making this home move-in ready. Web# H101552


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E D I TO R ’ S L E T T E R IT’S OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY! This has been a year of firsts for me. I launched the wellness-minded PURIST; created a thought-provoking ideas festival, Connect 4, at Bay Street Theater; hosted PURIST’s first yoga retreat at Casa de Campo, led by my favorite Sag Harbor yogi, Erika Halweil; opened a monthlong wellness-themed PURIST pop-up in Westfield, LA; and finally put my money where my mouth is by having South Fork Peak Savers make my home energy efficient and switching to nontoxic cleaning and beauty products through I should be exhausted, but I feel exhilarated and more motivated than ever to continue my search for ways in which we can care for our planet and improve the quality of our lives. With the promise of summer, we shift our city life to the infinite beauty and brightness of cornfields and beaches, and capture that in the happy yellow-themed pages in the issue. We feature a bright light, actress and producer Rachel Weisz, a seeker of mindful nourishment in the form of authentic and brave women to bring to life on the silver screen. Her latest film, Disobedience, takes us on an emotional journey through tradition, sexuality and faith. As if we need another reminder of how impressive she is, her real-life pregnancy at 48 years young (with husband, James Bond, I mean Daniel Craig) is a testament to her commitment to her health and her strength of body, mind and spirit. Further on in the issue, the ultimate empowered woman, Oprah Winfrey, who never ceases to amaze us with her generosity of spirit, interviews another great woman and the modern face of courage, Malala Yousafzai. The future is brighter thanks to her advocacy of girls’ education in places around the world where it still does not exist. It is one of the best interviews I have ever had the privilege of running in any magazine. So, our mission remains true: We hope our shared wellness treasures inspire positivity in your good lives. Read on.

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FEATURES 132 RACHEL WEISZ’S DISOBEDIENCE For the first time, Oscar-winning actress Weisz delves into dual-role filmmaking as producer and star of Disobedience, a drama exploring the human psyche amidst a divide between faith and sexuality. Hilton Als interviews the leading lady and her co-star, Alessandro Nivola. 138 SPHERE OF INFLUENCERS Beauty and lifestyle influencers are on the rise, taking full advantage of the growing tech world and social media frenzy. Meet the dynamic duo behind Summer Fridays, and other beauty queens. 144 MALALA’S TEACHINGS From standing up to the Taliban to becoming the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala Yousafzai is a beacon of hope and strength to girls around the world who are yearning for freedom, education and peace. Oprah Winfrey sits down with Malala. 150 MOTHER COURAGE Actress Marcia Gay Harden helps her mother cope with Alzheimer’s, in an excerpt from her new book, The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family and Flowers.



36 WHAT DOES WELLNESS MEANS TO YOU? Tory Burch gives Purist her reply. 38 NEXT-LEVEL WELLNESS Montauk’s Surf Lodge ups its game. 40 SANCTUARY ON THE BAY Welcome to Cormaria, a Sag Harbor religious retreat for all faiths. 42 A BALANCED BERNHARD Comic relief and soulful insights from Sandra Bernhard 44 GUITAR MASTER The Police’s Andy Summers rocks Guild Hall. 48 TECH WELLNESS Succumbing to technology in a healthy way

SPACE 52 ARTIST OASIS Painter Anh Duong’s creatively energizing 1887 fisherman’s house 58 FIT FOR A KING Boutique fitness design with Eric Villency 60 INSPIRATION Designer Emma Jane Pilkington draws inspiration from sunny hues. 62 PURE PROPERTY Hamptons real estate report

64 GRILLING BOBBY FLAY The Food Network star welcomes Jill Martin to his outdoor Amagansett kitchen. 66 RENAISSANCE WOMAN Beth O’Donnell’s East Hampton art barn

Reed Krakoff, Chief Artistic Officer at Tiffany & Co. 96 PURE PICKS Summer selects from Aerin Lauder of AERIN, and surfer Quincy Davis

70 VISUAL FEAST The best art shows out East

100 PHILANTHROPIC BOON The Boon Supply Company’s altruistic online marketplace

72 GOOD DEEDS Current community projects of the Adam Miller Group



104 JUICED UP The latest libations from Juice Press

78 PURE PICKS Model Carolyn Murphy’s favorite End End places; actress Naomi Watts’ top ten ONDA items

106 PRO KETO What is the keto diet, and why is it good for you?

82 ROSE OILS Switch2Pure’s Estela Cockrell shares wisdom on petal powers. 84 ROMANCING THE SKIN Dr. Arnold Breitbart brings wine and chocolate to beauty products. 86 SKIN GYM Tips from skincare guru, Thuyen Nguyen 88 ALKALINE DIET All smiles over Alka-White, Dr. Lewis Gross’ pH-balancing mouthwash

WEEKEND 92 OUT OF THE BOX Alina Cho checks in with


108 HIVE MINDED Why local honey is the bee’s knees 110 FAMILY AFFAIR Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice bring their businesses under the same Sag Harbor roof. 112 EAT HERE NOW The East End restaurant scoop from newbies on the scene to longtime favorites 114 BOUNTY Il Mulino rolls into East Hampton. 116 PRESS START How to start the day clean and green ©Jake Rajs 2018



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118 ANNIVERSARY Wölffer Estate winery salutes its 30th year.

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160 WELLNESS The Wellness Foundation offers kids nutrition knowledge. ktk t kt ktk tk t kt ktkt 162 ATHLEISURE Tracy Anderson kicks into QVC gear.

120 WINE TOUR Raising a glass to sustainable East End vineyards. 122 ROCKIN’ ROSÉ Father’s Day feat: Jon Bon Jovi’s rosé launch with son, Jesse

164 FITNESS NEWS Shape up at all-star studios


166 COACHES Three leading ladies catapulting female empowerment

A powerful antiinflammatory, turmeric is a wellness staple.

168 AT A GLANCE June jubilees, concerts and more in the Hamptons 172 MASTHEAD


ktk t kt ktk tk t kt ktkt 154 MILESTONE Stacey Griffith spins into her 50s.

174 NUMEROLOGY High notes on former Beatle and music legend, Paul McCartney, by the numbers

156 GOLF: HOME OF US OPEN Putt your time in at worldfamous top local courses

176 PURE LOVE A personal account of meditation’s impact by fashion designer Stella McCartney

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158 ALL THE RIGHT MOVES Feeling fit out East with Ari Weller

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CO N T R I B U TO R S HOW DOES WELLNESS FIT INTO FASHION? “AKT in Motion is my passion—I have to do something to fit into my dresses!”

HOW HAS PHOTOGRAPHY POSITIVELY IMPACTED YOUR LIFE? “It has had the most major impact on my whole life. I started taking photos when I was 16—29 years with it nonstop.”

ASIDE FROM SOULCYCLE, WHAT OTHER FORMS OF EXERCISE DO YOU ENJOY? “I supplement with sit-ups, squats and push-ups, and I take classes with my trainer, Michelle Brugal.”

WHAT HELPS YOU MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WORK-LIFE BALANCE? “I work like a dog, but when I turn off, I turn totally off. The nicest compliment my boyfriend has given me is that when I’m with him I am totally present.”

WHAT HAS TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION BROUGHT TO YOUR LIFE? “I found it’s a really personal thing for me.”

Alina Cho, who interviewed designer Reed Krakoff

David Bellemere, who photographed cover star Rachel Weisz

Stacey Griffith,

Jill Martin, who interviewed Food Network star Bobby Flay

Stella McCartney,

Alina Cho is a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and Editor at Large at Ballantine Bantam Dell, where she acquires and edits fashion and lifestyle books, including the memoirs of Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan. Cho also hosts a lecture series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art called The Atelier With Alina Cho. She is one of a handful of journalists to report from inside communist North Korea.

Photographer David Bellemere was born and raised in Paris. While in college, he caught the eye of various French magazines that commissioned him, and following graduation, traveled throughout Asia for two years taking photos. He currently contributes to various magazines including Vogue, Vogue Paris, Marie Claire Italy and Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Stacey Griffith is among the most acclaimed fitness instructors working today. In 2017, she became a national best-selling author with the release of her first book, Two Turns from Zero. She is a founding Senior Master Instructor at SoulCycle. Griffith is also on the Advisory Board for American Express Collective, a contributing columnist for and a sneaker columnist for Footwear News. 32

Jill Martin is an Emmy award-winning television personality, sportscaster, fashion expert, and co-author of the New York Times-best-selling style guides I Have Nothing to Wear!, Fashion for Dummies and The Weekend Makeover. She is also a broadcaster for the New York Knicks—which won her five Emmys­­— contributor on NBC’s Today show and Creative Director of G.I.L.I. (Got It Love It).

who speaks about the value of meditation in Pure Love Born in London, raised in the city and in the English countryside, designer Stella McCartney was appointed the Creative Director of Chloé in Paris in 1997 before launching her own fashion house under her name. As a lifelong vegetarian, she does not use any leather or fur in her designs. McCartney’s commitment to sustainability is part of the brand’s ethos of being a responsible, honest and modern company.


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Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day, began in 1868 as a time for Americans to bring flowers to the graves of those who died defending the country. In the early 20th century, poppies became the flower of choice for the holiday; they were the first flowers to blossom amid the graves of soldiers. Today, we continue to remember their sacrifice, and the idea that freedom is not free. As life, death and the struggle for democracy play out around us, we need to be mindful of what others have given up, and make the most of the gifts we have been given: the opportunity to live our lives to the fullest, and the responsibility to make sure that our freedoms are protected for our children. —Cristina Cuomo Poppies, June 7, 2011 (Yellow) by artist and Sag Harbor resident, Donald Sultan




A natural athlete, Tory Burch keeps fit with a brisk game of tennis.

WHAT DOES WELLNESS MEAN TO YOU? Supermom of three kids, businesswoman, philanthropist and fashion designer, Tory Burch launched her multibilliondollar namesake company in 2004 and hasn’t seemed to skip a beat since. Here, Burch shares the importance of wellness and what keeps her in check. What is your wellness philosophy? For me, wellness is about feeling great— confident. Taking a few moments to unwind and let the mind wander is also essential. It fuels creativity.

Are there any wellness must-haves? Music is a must—in the car on the way to work and in the office. Jessie Reyez, Van Morrison, Tupac, The Puppini Sisters… It sets the mood for the day. 36

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How do you stay healthy? I love sports, especially tennis, and have always lived a very active lifestyle. Even while traveling, I make time to work out. It keeps me feeling energized throughout the day. I also tend to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables (my mom has been an organic gardener since the 1970s). But that’s not to say I always resist French fries.

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After last season’s foray into the health space, the Surf Lodge is quite literally taking its wellness game to the next level this year: There’s a new second-floor spa, classes from an all-star lineup of trainers, and seminars with top wellness experts. Here, Surf Lodge founder Jayma Cardoso talks to Purist about what’s ahead for the upcoming summer of “wellth.” RAY ROGERS: So you’re emphasizing wellness so much that you now have a wellness director? JAYMA CARDOSO: Yes, Marisa Hochberg is helping me curate the program. She lives and breathes wellness and knows every obscure yogi or holistic doctor out there. RR: Tell us more about your new spa. JC: It’s located on our second floor, which used to be our staff quarters. Crystal Connors and Thuyen Nguyen are curating the programming, which will be called Wellth at the Surf. The space has a relaxed bohemian feel; we partnered with ABC Carpet and Home to furnish it. They really got the vibe of what we were looking for with lots of crystals, sound-bath meditations and healing properties. RR: What will you offer beyond massages and facials? JC: We’ll have IV drips that will deliver vitamins, minerals and other nutrients (which are great for when you’ve overindulged in booze or sun). One service I’m fascinated with is Cryoskin Toning, which will improve your microcirculation, resulting in improved collagen production. RR: Who is on tap for your exercise program this summer?

JC: We have classes on weekends for hotel guests only from Y7 Yoga, Kristin McGee, Rumble’s Noah Neiman, Megan Roup, Taryn Toomey, and Elements Fitness Studio. RR: There’s also a series of wellness talks this summer. Who is lined up so far? JC: Donna D’Cruz with Deepak Chopra, Gwyneth Paltrow with Dr. Frank Lipman, and Max Lugavere with Maria Shriver, to name a few. Each panel will tackle a subject like nutrition, mental health or sexuality. RR: How has your interest in wellness informed the approach to your menu? JC: Our new executive chef, Ron Rosselli, is Surf Lodge developing the menus, with choices that founder Jayma are vegan and gluten-free. But the thing Cardoso I’m most proud of is that we source local food, whether it’s fish from Gosman’s Dock or from working with local farms. RR: I hear there are several new eco-friendly initiatives. JC: Yes, we are launching a local program to reduce single-use plastic by using sustainable cups, made from a plant-derived resin, that are 100 percent compostable. And our guest-room amenities are from Seed Phytonutrients. They’re farm-fresh, sulfate-free and plant-based, and they come in paper “bottles” that are compostable. RR: Music is still a huge part of the Surf Lodge. Who are you most excited about seeing perform this year? JC: We have a really exciting lineup! I’m really looking forward to Bishop Briggs—she is a vocal powerhouse—and Gary Clark, Jr is returning this summer. He’s the Jimi Hendrix of our generation! 38

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At the Surf Lodge, a new spa and ramped-up health and fitness programming complement a summer of fun—and the best music lineup in Montauk. BY RAY ROGERS



Frank C. Havens built the Cormaria Retreat House as his summer home, and in 1902, secured funds to build the Breakwater, which continues to protect the harbor from northeast storms. In 1924, Havens’ widow donated the waterfront to the east, Havens Beach, in memory of her husband.

SANCTUARY ON THE BAY nect with God. For almost 70 years, Cormaria has helped people in need, from all walks of life. To sit in the chapel or garden and hear the water splashing against the rocks, to watch the butterflies, birds and boats sail by, and in wintertime to see snow falling over the bay, is very healing. Cormaria welcomes any searching soul, no matter their religion, and offers many retreats throughout the year, including Wednesday morning prayer, Day of Prayer, retreats (silent, couples, yoga and 12-step) and more. Some are guided by Sister Ann, the heart and soul of Cormaria, who reminds us to reconnect with God, to look at our lives as a spiritual journey. Sister Ann taught me that life is beautiful, and that just as storms come over Long Island, so they do in our lives, but after each storm comes peace. With spring comes newness, and this spring I am for sure a better wife, mother, daughter and friend after having been introduced to Cormaria.

While walking along Havens Beach one warm morning, I stumbled upon a magnificent estate. I had to cross the garden to continue my walk on the other side. “Are you lost?” asked Sister Ann, who found me that day in her garden. This was the beginning of a deep relationship between Sister Ann, me and Cormaria. Aren’t we all a bit lost nowadays? We live such stressful lives. Summer in the Hamptons can be a bit maddening; it can be hard to feel or find connection. Know that there is one place of stillness, and a place to just to be, and that place is Cormaria. Cormaria is one of the most beautiful and spacious Catholic retreats in the world—the 18-acre waterfront estate in Sag Harbor Village can accommodate up to 70 guests. Founded by nuns from the order of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, which dates back to 1849 in Béziers, France, Cormaria is a place for spiritual growth, where people come to spend time away from daily life and recon40

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People of all faiths are welcome to recharge at Cormaria, a religious retreat on 18 acres in Sag Harbor. BY MIA LJUNGBERG NEVADO



BERNHARD: Honey PURIST: Do you ever find yourself mellowing, or is it more timely than ever to be a social firebrand? BERNHARD: You have to remember the ship will eventually right itself. We are in the middle of stormy seas, but eventually they will calm again. PURIST: What is your favorite part of the Hamptons for rejuvenation, health and healing? BERNHARD: Walking on the beach, late in the day when it clears out, when you can stare out to the horizon and clear your mind. PURIST: What’s your favorite way to get out of a bad mood? BERNHARD: Listening to music, laying on the floor with my dog George and talking to him. PURIST: What’s most important to you these days? BERNHARD: Family, hanging out, and home cooking. PURIST: What stands the test of time? BERNHARD: Paris: the food, the art, the Seine. PURIST: What advice would you give your younger self? BERNHARD: Sit still and relax. PURIST: Worst job you’ve ever had? BERNHARD: I am one of the few who has loved everything I’ve done, especially my years as a manicurist in Beverly Hills. I honed my skills dealing with the public, and gathered great material. PURIST: What makes you laugh? BERNHARD: My girlfriend, Sara, who is brilliant and breaks down the news every day in a very clever fashion. PURIST: What makes you cry? BERNHARD: The website—stories about animals, some of them rescued. It really gets to me. PURIST: What lesson is your daughter teaching you now? BERNHARD: To listen, be patient, and remember times are always changing. PURIST: What do you do every day to maintain sanity? BERNHARD: Walking, riding the subway, taking in how people live in the city, remembering how good my life is, and how much I appreciate it all—my family, friends and opportunities I get to experience every day.

PURIST: How would your family describe you? SANDRA BERNHARD: Vivacious PURIST: Growing up, what did you want to be? BERNHARD: An entertainer in the mode of Carol Channing meets Diana Ross meets Mick Jagger. PURIST: Your live performances are a mix of righteous anger and biting social commentary, and yet also often point toward a kind of spiritual transcendence. BERNHARD: It’s all about shedding your skin as a performer, getting closer to who you are, stripping away the artifice. I think people The comedian now more than ever depend on hosts a daily the seasoned performers to turn to radio show, for solace, and also to get out of Sandyland, on SiriusXM. the mundane and be taken on a journey that lifts them higher. PURIST: In what ways, in your life, are you a purist? BERNHARD: Most certainly as a performer. I have always had a strong point of view, and I will not compromise that. PURIST: The promo for your new live show, Sandemonium, reads: “Soothe your aura and calm your chakras, shut down your electronics, find your mantra, do a meditation, let it all go my darling! Sandy is here to make it all right.” What’s your take on the current world of wellness? BERNHARD: If you are part of the lucky few, everything imaginable is available to you. If not, you have to figure out ways to live in the most healthy way possible with no resources, challenging healthcare in most places, and the stress of day-to-day life. If you’re reading this, you are living in rarified air. PURIST: What are your favorites among the wellness offerings you’ve experienced? BERNHARD: Some are incredible, others not all they promised. My dermatologist, David Colbert, has just opened his wellness center (the integral health and wellness wing of the New York Dermatology Group in Manhattan) and has all the cutting-edge technology the world has to offer. He deeply cares about the holistic approach, and is also a tasteful and kind person. PURIST: Favorite word? 42

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Funny lady Sandra Bernhard, who brings her raucous new live show, Sandemonium, to Guild Hall on June 30, shares observations from a life of wit and wonder.





The Police’s Andy Summers rocks Guild Hall this summer. BY RAY ROGERS As the guitarist for The Police, Andy Summers pioneered a new sound in one of the most iconic rock ’n’ roll power trios. His virtuosity on the six-stringed instrument made for an unprecedented mix of jazz chords and reggae rhythms into rock masterpieces such as “Every Breath You Take” and “Message in a Bottle.” The famed ax man, 75, headlines the three-day Guitar Masters festival at Guild Hall (July 5-7), with a multimedia performance on July 5 incorporating his photographic works throughout his set. There will also be a screening of his 2015 documentary, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police. The father of 3, and granddad to 2, spoke with Purist about keeping fit and sane—and at the top of his guitar game. RAY ROGERS: Your guitar sounds in the early days of The Police weren’t the kinds of things everyone was doing in the rock format. It was new, fresh. That’s quite a legacy. ANDY SUMMERS: And I’m still pushing on. I’m not trying to rest on an older style of music. I’m trying to move it in an area that’s kind of its own thing and it’s new. It was always like that, so more of the same really and not in a tired way.

RR: The Guitar Masters series is a three-day celebration of the guitar, with other legendary players like Richard Thompson and G.E. Smith. More than 60 years after you began playing, what still surprises you about the guitar? AS: Everything, basically. There’s always something new, no matter how many years you spend on it. It’s an instrument that can contain so many approaches. It can sort you out as a person—it’s like a mirror of who you are and your state of being.

Andy Summers still practices daily to stay on top of his game.

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RR: Purist has a focus on wellness. What keeps you sane and healthy when you’re on the road or in the studio? AS: Well, I’m still here after all these years and ravages of the music life. I do hatha yoga every morning for about 45 minutes, which I have done basically all my life. I also do Gyrotonics now. Of course I play the guitar every day, and I practice and I keep it together. You have to, because it’s totally physical…I have to play very well and fast. I watch what I eat. I can’t really drink anymore, and as you get older, some of these things go away. Through all the ups and downs, the big overriding factor for me was that I should be able to play very well. I never wanted to lose that because I abused something too much, but that doesn’t mean to say I lived like a choirboy all my life.



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Andy Summers (left) and photos from his forthcoming book. Photos from Summers’ forthcoming book

screening during Guitar Masters. With something as massive as what The Police became, how do you negotiate your sense of self within the band, and after the band? AS: Well, it is a sense of self and it doesn’t go away. The Police was a pretty tough band to be in, of course, even apart from the personal interactions. It’s a fact that when you’re so massive, flying across the world, it’s a demanding process. A lot of people just couldn’t take it. You see what happens to people when they get famous. They get kind of nuts. You’re never off. You’re always on. You have to learn how to be grounded and get back to something real. You have to have values. Get your feet on the ground. RR: This performance at Guild Hall will also show your photography throughout the concert from your forthcoming book, The Bones of Chuang Tzu (Steidl). AS: Yes, it’s all photography shot in China over the past five or six years; I’ve been going every year. I don’t mind being in a remote Chinese village on my own with a camera and a bottle of water and seeing what happens. July 5, 4PM screening, 8PM performance, 46



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THE TOP 10 BEST WELLNESS APPS Make your cell phone the most powerful tool in your wellness arsenal. These are the best apps whether you want to try meditation, schedule a barre class or wake up in sync with your circadian rhythms. BY AMY SCHLINGER

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, this app helps you meditate anywhere. Depending on much time you have— three, five, 10, 15 or 25 minutes—you can pick a session that focuses on calming anxiety, breaking a habit or encouraging deep sleep. Free seven-day trial, then $60 per year

AAPTIV If you’re having trouble motivating to get in your cardio, Aaptiv is here. Every workout is set to music, with a trainer prompting you over the sounds of the beat. Choose from every type of cardio imaginable—outdoor running, treadmill, elliptical, walking and more. You can also filter by workout length, fitness level and music genre. Then get moving! $15 per month, $100 per year

STUDIO: TONE IT UP Don’t feel like sitting in traffic to get to a Saturday morning class? Studio: Tone It Up gives you access to


over 100 on-demand, live workouts including yoga, kickboxing, kettlebells, dance cardio and more. Friends can join you so you can work out together virtually (you can even talk to them). Sessions are offered all day long. $13 per month, or $84 per year

Track your route, distance, speed and more with this app. You can even decide if you want to do an audio guided workout and have a coach motivate you, and keep you on pace every step of your run. It also helps customize a plan if you’re training for a race. Free


ZERO If you’re trying intermittent fasting, this is the perfect way to time your hours. It lets you pick the period you want to go between meals, and track your overall progress. Free

If you often forget to drink enough water, this app is for you. It calculates how much H20 you need daily, then lets you set up notifications to give you a nudge throughout the day to drink up. Free


MYFITNESSPAL While this app isn’t new, it’s (deservedly) one of the most popular in the wellness category, mostly for its food-tracking ability. You can access the nutrition facts for over 6 million foods in its ginormous database. You can also log workouts— plus, it syncs with other devices and apps such as the Apple Watch or Strava. Free

Track your sleep, and be awakened at the optimal time in your zzz cycle to start off the day on the right foot. You predetermine a 30-minute time window when you need to get up; then using patented sound technology or an accelerometer (if you have an Apple Watch, it’s built in), this app determines when you’re in a light 48

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CLASSPASS Want to exercise, but don’t care to commit to one type of workout? ClassPass lets you take a variety of classes in the city and the Hamptons—think Pilates in Westhampton, HIIT in Southampton or boot camp in Williamsburg. How many classes you can take is based on a points system that ranges from $45 a month (for two to three classes) to $135 (for six to 10). App is free; you pay for monthly subscription

HEADSPACE Meditate anytime, anywhere with this app. Headspace offers tutorials on the fundamentals, twoto three-minute mini-meditation sessions, as well as daily meditations on new topics. We love the ones that are designed for panicky moments when you need a mindfulness break most. $13 per month or $95 per year

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Painter Anh Duong finds perfect light at her expanded, serenely decorated 1887 fisherman’s house in East Hampton. BY DONNA BULSECO • PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBERTO GILI “I love the change of light from one room to the next,” says Anh Duong, posed here on a daybed near a self-portrait. “If you put the same light in each room, it’s too generic.”

light that infuses the 1887 fisherman’s house she bought in the ’90s that was virtually untouched by upgrades at the time. “There’s something about the openness of the beach that creates a special light that enhances the beauty of what you’re looking at, so everything is crisp and bright in a natural way. You can’t achieve that effect with artificial light.” Duong, who grew up in France, the daughter of a

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Vietnamese father and Spanish mother, spent summers on beaches in Bordeaux, entranced by the fresh air, crystal-blue water and magnificent sand dunes. Now, having a place in the quiet enclave she adores evokes those childhood memories. She has always loved to paint, but only got serious about her art when she came to the East End in the late ’80s and stayed for three summers at the Andy Warhol estate in Montauk. It was there that she developed the discipline and commitment of an artist. Duong’s body of work includes many self-portraits, her unusual beauty and striking features reminiscent of Modigliani’s soulful portrait of an elegant woman named Lunia painted in 1919. For the past few years, Duong has been hard at work on several artistic endeavors that will be revealed in 2019. Yet her time in the Hamptons has a different agenda: to relax, unwind and separate herself from the “crazy rhythm” of New York City. Sure, she’ll socialize, walking to a casual dinner at a friend’s place, with a homemade clafouti or tarte tatin in hand. “Obviously, I care for fashion, and I love the activity of the city, but in my downtime, I don’t want to put on makeup, and I’m very happy in my pajamas,” Duong says with a laugh. “The beauty in life is to have contrast.” Her house is itself a study in contrast, with low-ceilinged rooms as well as high-ceilinged ones, a layout that affords a feeling of coziness in certain spaces and openness in others. “That was important to me,” says Duong. “I like the rhythm of different rooms.” A year after she moved in, she and her 54

“Choosing a wall color is difficult, even for a painter,” says Duong, who likes colors that are a bit gray or dusty instead of pristine white.



“I prefer to sleep in the upstairs bedroom, but downstairs, I love to nap in this one [pictured left], especially at sunset,” says Duong. Above right: one of Duong’s beautiful outdoor tablescapes, featuring complimentary red hues in food and decor.

room in the subtlest way. “I didn’t want the house to feel generic, with every room the same pristine white or beige,” says Duong. Instead, there’s a slight shift between rooms painted in dust tones, “as if there’s a change of light but no shocking transition.” The kitchen is the one departure from the soft palette: It’s painted a deep periwinkle blue and serves as a strong backdrop for a portrait of the house that Duong did her first summer there. In it, the view is from the guesthouse; there’s a pergola and wisteria and native greenery without a lot of trees. “When the moon is full,” says Duong, “you can really see the moonlight, the most mysterious light of all.”

good friend architect Daniel Romualdez tinkered with the layout by moving a staircase to open up the living room; a fireplace and second-floor bathroom were added, while outside, a cottage on the property was converted into a painting studio. Duong so values Romualdez’s aesthetic that she asks him for advice on everything from what to wear to a fancy event to where to settle a bright rug she brought back from Capri. “Daniel has an amazing eye,” she says. “He’s capable of doing ‘bohemian’ or ‘uptown’ and makes a home practical in a sophisticated European way that for me is comfortable.” Throughout the house, paint tones differ from room to 56

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Powered by devoted followers with an almost cultish devotion to immersive experiences, the explosive growth of boutique fitness has completely changed the complexion of fitness, health and wellness. The no pain, no gain mentality of my early adult life in gritty gyms has been replaced by clean boutique fitness studios where a sense of community is the central theme. Don’t get me wrong—these workouts are still fierce, but the programs distract people from the uncomfortable aspects of exercise to make workouts fun, engaging and communal. Our interconnected world informs consumer expectations from the cars they drive, to the hotels they visit and the mobile devices they use. Sadly, unlike the gorgeous racing bikes in the Tour de France or the tricked-out gear worn in the Olympics, gym equipment has traditionally featured drab, industrial-style weights and machines. Some of my most successful work, like the bikes my company designed for SoulCycle and Peloton, pioneered a new standard for what indoor fitness equipment can look like, and how well it can perform. We call this disruption through design. In the never-ending quest for perfection, every creation is thoughtfully curated. Recently, Rumble asked my team to reimagine hand weights as brass knuckles and instructor podiums as DJ stands, and to create a custom-designed fitness bench built to facilitate their signature exercise program. While there are only so many movements the human anatomy can perform to improve conditioning, the trick has always been to make them appealing. My father always seems bemused by the popularity of boot camps and Spartan races, commenting that the workout used to be called “getting drafted.” While the army gets results from endless push-ups, I am pretty sure they don’t have scented candles in the bathroom, and their drill sergeants have no interest in making exercise fun. We are already working on the next generation of products and the future of health and wellness. New technologies like virtual reality, motion tracking and AI will make fitness more compelling and enhance the quality of the experience. Tantalizing breakthroughs to facilitate injury recovery and avoidance are being integrated into equipment design right now. Fitness has seen countless fads, but the innovations taking place now are here to stay, and it is only going to make living a healthier lifestyle more accessible.

Eric Villency pictures the future of health.


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The CEO of Villency Design Group, Eric Villency, whose company created the Peloton bike design, takes Purist behind the scenes of boutique fitness.



Interior designer and tastemaker Emma Jane Pilkington Goergen paints her world a bright, elegant yellow this season.

“Who can resist the color of sunshine? I adore all the sunny hues from marigold and manganese to chic acid yellow. Pair with purple for the most pop!”

Goergen photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank in her new Assouline book, Mother and Child.

“I love the modern simplicity and acid hue of this Hermès clutch.” Hermès Opli clutch in lime, $3,225, 1988 Northern Blvd., Manhasset,

“I couldn’t think of a more perfect place to meditate on the beach!” Hermès Meditation beach towel in jaune, $600, 1988 Northern Blvd., Manhasset,

“The iconic summer firefly has landed on this wonderfully whimsical new statement piece from Tiffany.” Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond firefly ring, price may vary depending on color, carat weight and availability,

“For a summer holiday, I love to pack this delicious Porthault boudoir for the plane.” D. Porthault Pois de Senteur yellow boudoir sham, from $250, 60

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“The tissue silk and sherbet yellow of this trench make it the perfect summer topper for everything from bikinis to dresses.” Dries Van Noten Ronchi oversized floral-print trench coat, $1,775,

Behind This Door You’ll Find Sag Harbor’s Most Exciting Opportunity Ann Ciardullo and Keith Green Proudl resent 286 Main Street Sag Harbor Village The stately Main Street facade is the first hint of the enormity of this incredible Sag Harbor opportunity, ideally situated at the head of Glover Street, now recognized as the Village’s new Gold Coast. On any given day, you’ll choose between waking into town via Main Street, or down Glover toward the water and then over to the pier. Either route affords you the freedom to walk back in time, as you stroll past restoration after restoration……each seemingly more perfect than the last. People say this is Sag Harbor’s moment. And it may be. But it is also time for this home to be brought up to the standards we live by today. Much of the heavy lifting has already been done. The wonderfully landscaped yard now envelops a 40 ft. gunite pool and perfectly scaled bluestone surround. The screened porch has been expanded to assure plenty of room for morning coffee, lazy afternoon naps, or candle-lit dinner parties lasting long into the night. The front parlor is one of those sun filled rooms that novelists write about; oh the stories it could tell. Six bedrooms as it sits today, or take the whole back of the second floor and create a new 500 sf. master suite with spa-like bath and, amazingly enough, water views.

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The start of the season means prime buying time for house-hunters looking for their dream home. Sea views, oceanfront spas, state-of-the-art kitchens, and any other wellness amenity one could fantasize about, seal the deal. BY NANCY KANE

spa and Deco Turf II tennis court beckon. Saunders and Associates has this listing, asking $18,950,000. Flying Point is synonymous with easy coastal living and No. 1341, situated at the end of the block with oceanfront and Mecox Bay views from every vista, is a beach-lover’s dream. A classic cottage, built in 2007, with upper and lower decks and an oceanfront spa, the home combines old-world charm with modern amenities and is listed at $11,500,000 with Saunders and Associates. Hamptons fixture Christie Brinkley has two homes for sale, one in Sag Harbor’s North Haven. Her $20 million mansion at 1 Fahys Road sits on over 4 acres with picturesque beachfront on the open bay and sailboat-gazing from every room. The 1843 gem is three stories with original details such as wide-plank pine floors and multiple fireplaces. Ms. Brinkley has also put Tower Hill on the market for $29,500,000. The Bridgehampton historic estate, built in 1891 by Dr. John Gardiner, was restored in 1998 by her then-husband Peter Cook. The 9-bedroom, 9-bath, 20-acre compound has an artist’s studio, tennis court, gym, pool, pond and organic garden. The century-old 50-foot observation tower affords views in all directions, including Gardiner’s Island. Enzo Morabito at Douglas Elliman has both listings.

Summer rentals are moving swiftly, thanks in large part to this year’s U.S. Open at Southampton’s Shinnecock Golf Club. But the season’s start is right when people fall in love with the Hamptons and decide to buy. They have some spectacular options this year. Walking through 84 Egypt Lane in East Hampton, perfectly poised on the rise between the Atlantic and the village, one can’t help but feel the storied past of this 6-bedroom, 6-anda-half bath cottage. Constructed in 1876 by local builder George Eldredge, the home has been updated with every modern convenience, with renovations by acclaimed architect/designer Steven Gambrel. A state-of-the-art country kitchen and a covered patio and terrace, surrounded by lush hydrangea and lavender, lead to a private gunite pool and guesthouse. Pure perfection, this home is on the market for $9,995,000 (or $10,995,000 turnkey). Patricia Wadzinski has the listing with Sotheby’s. Sagaponack South is a coveted locale, and Hedges Lane is one of its most desirable addresses. The grand, new estate at No. 324, built by Michael Davis, offers views of rolling farm fields as well as the ocean. The 8-bedroom-suite home features a chef’s kitchen, custom wine wall and elevator. Outside, the heated expansive saltwater gunite pool, 62

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A bright and sunny bedroom at 84 Egypt Lane; below: Christie Brinkley’s Sag Harbor property on Fahys Road.





Today show contributor and Knicks broadcaster Jill Martin gets the juice from the Food Network star about his favorite room at his Amagansett home. Bobby Flay shows Jill Martin his ultimate outdoor kitchen.

The grill master sharpens his knife.

Flay’s prized pizza oven, at right.

The centerpiece of Bobby Flay’s stunning Hamptons retreat is, not surprisingly, his kitchen. He calls it his favorite room, but really it’s three rooms. The Food Network star’s indoor kitchen is connected to a living room area with a full-wallsize sliding door that leads to the outdoor kitchen. After being greeted by the ultimate welcome mat (which reads: “You Better Have Tacos”) and a cat named Nacho, make your way outside to find three grills, a pizza oven, a cabana, a pool, a bocce court and a vine-covered pergola. Flay is as generous as he is talented: he recently helped me surprise a 16-year-old aspiring chef from the Garden of Dreams Foundation with a cooking lesson. Here, he shares how he built his dream room.

career. When I am able to put out an abundance of food for 12 to 14 people at that table under the pergola, and open a bunch of bottles of rosé and make everyone happy, that to me is the measure of success. I’m driven for a couple of reasons. Most importantly, for my daughter, Sophie.

JILL MARTIN: This kitchen is really something! BOBBY FLAY: I mean, obviously my kitchen is going to be my favorite room. It’s the place where I get the chance to be creative, and the place I spend most of my time in. I cook lunches here all summer long, and that is my big thing… long lunches. They start at 1:30PM and go to about 7PM. There is swimming and some bocce ball playing. It is a very long afternoon with a lot of food and drink. I feel this house is a result of working in the kitchen for 18 hours for the last 30-something years. It makes me feel like I have something to show for all the minutes and hours and days and months and years that I’ve put into building my

JM: From an Easy-Bake Oven to this incredible pizza oven! BF: The pizza oven—that’s like my Cadillac. It’s bigger than the pizza oven in my restaurant Gato. I can also cook other things in there. I can roast chicken, I can make steaks in it, roast vegetables. And then I have a giant island to work off of and for people to sit around. Very important. I probably make around 12 to 15 pizzas—all different ones—for an average pizza party. JM: Your first job was at a pizza joint, right? BF: I was in 6th grade. I got paid a dollar an hour to deliver pizzas…but I got tips. 64

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JM: Speaking of kids, I was told that when you were 8, your dad was going to get you a G.I. Joe as a gift and you asked for an Easy-Bake Oven instead? BF: I actually got the G.I. Joe but I also wanted an EasyBake Oven. I thought it was kinda cool. The most intriguing thing was that you could bake a cake with a light bulb, and I wanted to see if for myself!”

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Beth O’Donnell’s commitment to wellness is beautifully expressed in art, photography, and by founding some of America’s first holistic spas. BY ALEXANDRA POLIER • PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANE DUPUIS

Beth O’Donnell in her studio, with husband, author Paul Shaverson.

always been motivated, both personally and professionally, by self-empowerment. The acclaimed addiction facility she also built, Sierra Tucson, was a place of healing and rebirth. However, her heart was always with the artists, whom she supported locally through galleries in Arizona and Aspen. After years as an art patron, Beth became a student, studying at The International Center for Photography in New York City. In 1999, O’Donnell traded in the city streets of New York City for the acacia trees of Africa. She spent two months trekking through the slums of Kibera to produce the book Angels in Africa, a collection of photographs highlighting the efforts of women working at the grassroots level to deal with crisis. Her talents were

From her abstract landscapes to pioneering America’s first holistic spa, from her photography book on Africa to finally creating her dream home, Beth O’Donnell is a wellness trailblazer who continues to inspire by pushing beauty and hope to the forefront. “I’m not the kind of artist who is going to create a purely political body of work,” says O’Donnell. “I’m very concerned with the planet and the environment, and my emphasis as an artist is on beauty and nature. That’s how I inspire hope for the future.” Her creativity has taken on many forms over the years, including founding an award-winning spa, Miraval, in Tucson, Arizona, which pioneered wellness tourism (and popularized the hot-stone massage) in the 1990s. O’Donnell has 66


Interior designers Bernt Heiberg and William Cummings consulted with O’Donnell and Shavelson on the home’s electic decor, where natural elements combine with artifacts from their travels. Their all-black dream home is located on 8 acres on Larkin Pond in East Hampton.

piece of wood. I like that it is a living thing, and I can bring that energy into my home.” Today, she and Paul spend time together in the art barn, where Paul writes his third novel as Beth works on her new series of abstract landscapes (done using encaustic wax mixed with rich pigments) on Japanese rice paper. Beth’s work often incorporates a mixed media of photography, wax, paper and oil paints. Their other ritual: daily meditation by the pond. “I’ve created an environment that supports mindfulness, which is something I’ve embraced and practiced since my 40s,” says O’Donnell. “I believe in the power of positive thinking and the ability to manifesting it to bring about change. The world is full of beauty; it remains my constant in my life and my art.” Beth O’Donnell takes studio visits by appointment (

recognized by everyone from Oprah to The Daily Telegraph to The Financial Times. “Suddenly,” she says, “I was a photojournalist at 50.” Three years ago, O’Donnell and her partner, author Paul Shavelson, purchased their dream home—8 acres of rustic charm on Larkin Pond in East Hampton. With advice from Beth’s good friends, interior designers Bernt Heiberg and William Cummings, she and Paul transformed the farmhouse into a chic forested oasis. The all-black house (inside and out) contains treasures collected from her global travels, from the mixed-media mural given to her by Peter Beard to the beaded chairs picked up on a trip to Gabon. “As I’ve developed as an artist I’ve wanted to create more bohemian surroundings that speak to me. I feel my home and my collection of objects from my travels around the world reflect this. Each time I go to a country, I collect a 68

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Watercolors) and John Torreano (Gold Gems Balls) (through June 11). Later, follow abstract master Hector Leonardi on his Chromatic Journey (June 15–July 15).

LONGHOUSE RESERVE, 133 Hands Creek Road, 631.329.3568, (closed Sundays) This season, the kaleidoscopic landscape of designer Jack Lenor Larsen’s lush alfresco culture mecca sports a bold new hue: blue, the color of “Honey,” Orly Genger’s captivating, 70-foot web of recycled lobster rope, painted shades of cobalt and cerulean (through October 31, 2019). Walk a little further and take a moment to meditate on yet another mood-lifting blue space: the entrancing Peter’s Pond, home to water lilies and wildlife.

HARPER’S BOOKS, 87 Newtown Lane, 631.324.1131, A woman’s gaze meets the female form in exquisite photographs by Iranian-born, London-based author Maryam Eisler. Pop by the opening reception on May 26 at 6PM or meet Eisler at the “Book Signing and Bagels” event for her title Voices East London, on Sunday, May 27, at 11AM.


THE DRAWING ROOM, 66 Newtown Lane, 631.324.5016, Drawing ascends to astral heights with a show of ethereal abstractions by two talents: Gustavo Bonevardi (New

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New Town by Stephen Bauman, 2018, oil on linen

and contemporary art fair mines dealers and designers from around the world (and the Hamptons). Taking place July 5-8 just off Highway 27, the fair makes acquiring artwork as convenient as a pit stop. Two booths not to miss: RJD Gallery (see above), featuring Bo Bartlett’s Wyeth-iconic realist paintings; and Tripoli Gallery (see above), offering celeb portraits by Yung Jake, the Chuck Close of emojis.


ILLEARTS, 171 Main St., 631.905.9894, The natural world is top of mind for gallerist Sara De Luca. Meditations on Nature displays large-scale platinum print photography by Koichiro Kurita, printed on handmade gampi paper, whose fibers are harvested from trees that are not killed in the process (through June 18). De Luca likens the subsequent paintings exhibition, Charles Yoder: Woodwork, to “taking a walk in the woods: mysterious, slightly dangerous, full of possibilities.” (June 23–July 16).

Patriarch by Bo Bartlett, 2008, oil on canvas

bedroom eyes, Judith Hudson: Under the Covers presents beguiling watercolor bedscapes; further fostering feelings of intimacy, the gallery space sports wallpaper Hudson designed especially for this show (through June 18). Keith Sonnier: Tragedy and Comedy reveals the numerous works on paper that preoccupied the artist all winter, when illness kept him away from his studio; these small drawings cast healing, illuminating shadows on Sonnier’s light art (June 29–July 29).


GRENNING GALLERY, 17 Washington St., 631.725.8469, The two-person show Bauman | Bretzke pairs Stephen Bauman’s tonal figurative paintings and graphite drawings with Carl Bretzke’s plein-air paintings of contemporary Americana (through June 18). Setting up his easel by the gallery entrance on Saturday, May 26, Bretzke will deploy palette and paintbrush to capture meditative vistas of Main Street for inclusion in the exhibition; go observe this latter-day Hopper at work, and enjoy complimentary Grindstone Coffee & Donuts.

Mystified by Charles Yoder, 2009, oil on canvas

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RJD GALLERY, 2385 Main St., 631.725.1161, Secrets of the Twisted & Entwined: Contemporary Painters from Around the World, a dynamic group show whose theme is “intricate compositions and maze-like patterns,” gathers works by, among others, Britain’s Mary Jane Ansell (who supplied the art for Adam Ant’s most recent album cover) and France’s Alain Vaes, whose “Water Lilies and Carp,” reminiscent of Rousseau, is a peaceable ecosystem inhabited by fish, fireflies, and frogs (June 16–July 15).

PARRISH ART MUSEUM, 279 Montauk Hwy, 631-283-2118 The transformative power of architecture is celebrated every day at this venerable East End institution, housed in a building created by master builders Herzog and de Meuron. Photography adds its own metamorphic magic, a phenomenon celebrated in the exhibition Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture, featuring works by lens luminaries past and present, from Berenice Abbott to Candida Höfer, Julius Shulman to Balthazar Korab (through June 17). Don’t miss Permanent Collection, highlights from the museum’s holdings, guest curated by artist Rashid Johnson (through October 31).

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Any area with constantly evolving zoning and land-use laws poses challenges to residential and commercial buyers. Deciphering codes and statutes takes big-city expertise, small-town experience, and a healthy dose of country charm. The Bridgehampton offices of real estate law firm the Adam Miller Group are warm and inviting. The laid-back space belies the fact that this firm has transacted more than $3 billion in real estate sales since opening in 2007. Adam Miller and fellow attorney Brian DeSesa give off the feeling that they have your back, at the closing table and beyond. Both year-round residents, they work to serve the overall good, with projects aimed at preservation and community benefits. For example, when developer Jay Bialsky closed on a multiple-unit condominium complex at West Water Street in Sag Harbor, plans for the Robert A.M. Stern-designed complex allowed for a public park south of the North Haven Bridge. The owner, Greystone Development, was being encouraged to sell back part of the property for this waterfront space to the Community Preservation Fund, which is responsible for land acquisition. Enter the Adam Miller Group, to navigate the logistics of the proposed transaction. ”Now that the closing is completed, we’ll handle the applications before the Zoning Board, the Harbor Committee, the Planning Board and Architectural Review Board,” says DeSesa. “All these boards control different aspects of the project, and we act as the quarterback to ensure that all the necessary elements work together to deliver a great addition to the Village community and downtown.” It’s a worthwhile endeavor: “The location is the gateway to Sag Harbor, and has been blighted for years,” says DeSesa. “This project will transform the face of the village for the benefit of the entire community.” For Miller, a favorite project is the new multiuse entertainment facility being built at East Hampton Indoor Tennis. “As a father of two, I think it is critical that children have activities and a vibrant downtown,” he says. “This will be a place for families to gather and let off steam in the winter months, as well as the summer.” In any community, there is room for improvement. Miller shares his current concerns: “I do think that better communication between the commercial real estate owners and the municipalities will allow them to come up with creative ways to entice ‘smart growth’ in the hamlets,” said Mr. Miller. “I would also like to see stores be given incentive to stay open late—this would encourage more foot traffic before and after dinner.”

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This year, supermodel Carolyn Murphy serves as honorary co-chair (alongside former New York Mets player Keith Hernandez) at the Wellness Foundation’s annual benefit at Mulford Farm on June 16. The healthy living enthusiast shares some of her favorite places to shop, exercise and eat in the Hamptons.

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“Anywhere out here is so beautiful, but there’s just something with Sag Harbor—the quaintness and the history—that resonates with me on a deeper level.” “Fresh bread from Night Owl Baker in Montauk is fermented and baked with care for those of us with gluten sensitivities.” Stocked weekly at the following locations: Provisions, Sag Harbor; Organic Krush, Amagansett; Mary’s Marvelous, East Hampton; Gosman’s Market, Montauk; and The Market, Montauk; or available via mail order at tracy@

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Actress Naomi Watts, an ONDA partner (with Larissa Thomson and Sarah Bryden-Brown), shares her current top 10 products from the all-natural health and beauty store, which celebrates its first year-round Hamptons location in Sag Harbor.

2. ONDA Calendula and Bergamot Body Coffee Scrub, $79 ONDA’s limited-edition body scrub has been hand-crafted from solar-infused, wild-crafted ingredients grown in the Hudson Valley, N.Y. It is an anti-inflammatory with cleansing properties and helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. 3. Tammy Fender Eye Gel, $84 This firming eye treatment contains elderflower, which helps conquer inflammation, and green myrtle, often used in traditional medicine as a toner and astringent. 4. MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB Sunscreen, $30 Those with sensitive skin will appreciate this nonirritating, oil-free sunscreen. It has also been blended with powerful antioxidants including CoQ10, and Vitamins C and E. 5. Saya Rich Body Creme, $50 Organic shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil

and macadamia oil are blended together for an ultra-hydrating moisturizer. 6. Rose Quartz Face Roller, $65 Acting as a massage tool, this face roller from The Cristalline helps reduce puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, and ensures face oils and serums are better absorbed. 7. The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost, $50 An organic, bio-fermented and coconut-infused probiotic, it supports a healthy gut and enhances skin radiance. 8. True Botanicals: Skin Transformation Treatment with Viktoria Kroshyna, $350 This facial features a microcurrent face-lift treatment, facial massage and nontoxic skincare that addresses skin conditions on a cellular level.

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The ultimate icon of love and romance, roses also have potent beauty powers: they have been treasured since ancient times for their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, all of which were confirmed in a 2011 study. They’ve been used for treating acne, firming and hydrating skin, and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. And of course, the scent of roses is a great bonus. Various parts of the rose, including the petals and the hips (the fruit of the rose plant) confer specific benefits. Rose essential oil is derived from the petals of the rosa damascena, aka the damask rose, using a steam distillation process. The oil can quickly fade scars and blemishes, thanks to the high levels of antioxidants it contains. Rose hip oil comes from the fruit of one of the wild forms of the flower. Packed with fatty acids, it helps with signs of aging and hyperpigmentation while hydrating skin. It’s also full of vitamin C, which is inflammation’s worst enemy. When I was developing Switch2Pure, my line of all-natural skin care, makeup and wellness products, I included many products that take advantage of what roses have to offer. Here are some of my favorite products that incorporate the natural potent skin-healing and anti-aging benefits of roses: • Amaki 9 Rose Water Hydrating Mist Toner ($15) contains rose water, which hydrates skin and helps it maintain its pH balance naturally. Spritz it on your face after cleansing, or during the day for a moisture boost. • If you’ve never tried a face oil, you’ll never go back to your daily moisturizer after experiencing Olie X Melissa Meyers Rose Glow Drops Face Oil ($78). Meant for all skin types, it’s rich with omegas and botanicals and will leave you radiant. • From Molly With Love Rose and Clay Mask ($25) contains white and French rose clay and rose essential oil. Used once or twice a week, it helps fight acne, alleviate redness and soothe irritated skin • Exfoliate and renew skin with the rose-petal-infused From Molly With Love Rose Hip Seed Body Scrub ($18.99). The vegan formula contains sugar, almond oil, rose petals and pure essential oils and is great for prepping skin for self-tanner. • Enjoy a warm bath scented with From Molly With Love Meditate Bath Salts ($17). This lavender-and-rose essential oil blend and rose-quartz crystal-infused salts are filled with all the healing powers of the rose. All products are available at

While two dozen long-stemmed roses have long been coveted by lovers, the flower also has valuable skin-care benefits, says Estela Cockrell, the founder of natural beauty company Switch2Pure. Here, she explains how to tap the flower’s powers.


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Dr. Arnold Breitbart, a plastic surgeon, vintner, and chocolatier, recognizes the skin health benefits of antioxidants found in wine and chocolate, which led to his creation of Chocovin. Here, he talks about the new skincare line. skin rosacea, reduces inflammation, and accelerates wound healing. As a plastic surgeon who enjoys wine and chocolate, and understands their skin health benefits, I sought to develop a skin care line incorporating the powerful antioxidants found in these two universally beloved indulgences. In my own clinical studies, I have found that using resveratrol and epigallocatechin gallate together provides better skin benefits than using either one alone. Most of my current practice is cosmetic, and both my New York City and Long Island patients seek a variety of cosmetic procedures. As a plastic surgeon, I’ve always felt that it’s important to provide a natural look. The trend has generally been toward less invasive procedures, particularly in facial rejuvenation. Botox and fillers have also become increasingly popular. Technologies such as lasers, ranging from skin treatments to laser-assisted liposuction, have also innovated plastic surgery. My product line, Chocovin, consists of a day cream, night cream, and eye cream. (I’m looking to add a serum, toner, cleanser, mask and other products.) The trend in skin care has been toward natural, rejuvenating products. Combining beneficial antioxidants from wine and chocolate could have a very desirable impact—your skin will thank you for the VIP TLC.

As a vintner and winemaker, I understand the health benefits of red wine—I have a small backyard vineyard at my home in Great Neck, NY, and enjoy making wine from my grapes as well as from grapes sourced from California and South America. Red wine contains a powerful antioxidant, resveratrol, which has been shown to have cardiovascular benefits by protecting the blood vessels of the heart from cholesterol buildup and atherosclerosis, which can block those vessels. I also love chocolate, and enjoy making my own chocolate truffles. Not only is chocolate (especially dark chocolate) delicious, it’s also rich in antioxidants, including epigallocatechin gallate, and good for your cardiovascular health. Two of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, resveratrol found in red wine, and epigallocatechin gallate found in dark chocolate, have beneficial effects on skin health: They diminish visible wrinkles and improve skin texture. Resveratrol has been demonstrated to have protective effects against ultraviolet radiation-induced skin damage. Studies have also shown that resveratrol protects skin cells from oxidative damage, decreases skin swelling, and lowers the incidence of skin cancer. Epigallocatechin gallate protects skin cells against sun damage, improves the appearance of skin wrinkles and




From his trademark FaceXercise to his new professional-grade line of natural serums and cleansers, celeb favorite Thuyen Nguyen shares his expert advice for putting your best face forward this season. BY BETH LANDMAN men. The Epidermal Care products, which come in amber bottles, include Ionic Charcoal Facial Cleanser, and Daily In-Shower Facial and Neck Massaging Emulsion, the latter of which is used for massaging your own face in between appointments. Cellular solutions, which come in silver pump bottles or jars, include the Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Serum, for overnight nourishment and detoxing, and Hydrating and Tightening Instant Dew Travel Whip, developed specifically to prevent dryness during long flights.

It is widely believed that exercising your facial muscles is as important as applying the right products to keep skin toned, lifted and glowing. Skin-care salons now favor electric current to stimulate muscles from the jawline to the forehead, but Thuyen Nguyen employs only his well-trained hands to do the work. Nguyen’s signature treatment, offered at his spas in Tribeca and the Hamptons, is called the Instant-Lift Facial Ultimate Workout, which begins with lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins and reduce puffiness. Next is a strong sculpting facial massage, during which professional-grade products are layered on and worked into the skin. Nguyen concentrates on lifting muscles as well as easing lines and furrows. “When you knead the skin, it’s like tenderizing meat,” he explains. “The muscles relax and the pores become more receptive to products.” He moves on to cupping, applying a small glass bowl to the face, which he continually squeezes and releases to suction and further stimulate the muscles and skin. “Every pore has a little muscle around it, and this is a passive exercise to contract each one,” says Nguyen. “As I roll it, the skin matrix expands and snaps back, and that improves the skin’s ability to maintain elasticity.” The guru of glow just recently released Thuyen Skincare, a line previously only available to his clients, among them Michelle Williams, Katy Perry, Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber, Jennifer Aniston, Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman, Jimmy Fallon, Jessica Biel and Christie Brinkley. Thuyen Skincare has 13 paraben-free, organic and natural-ingredient formulations that work together as an antiaging regi-

Summer Season Skin-Prep Tips “I recommend a more ‘inside to out’ approach,” Nguyen says, “for strengthening the skin’s natural ability to defend itself from the harsh elements of sun, chlorine and summer locations that are synonymous with the Hamptons summer season.”

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1. Keep Your Skin Palate Cleared: “Cleanse and

recommend a weekly exfoliating routine to keep the skin clear of dead skin cells that can block pores. I am a fan of fine grain-based scrubs over fruit/glycolic acid and laser options, because they won’t thin down skin through extended use.”

exfoliate on a regular basis, especially prior to and during your days of intense sun exposure, with a deep-cleansing, ultra-hydrating cleanser like our Ionic Bamboo Charcoal Facial Cleanser. This will keep the skin palate regularly clean from sweat and dehydrating chlorine pool water with activated bamboo charcoal. I also

2. Reinforce Skin Strength: “Use the Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Serum morning and night to feed the skin with a


host of organic vitamins and minerals that don’t block or clog pores during workouts or days on the beach.”

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It’s a popular misconception that halitosis, or bad breath, is a result of eating garlic, onions or spicy foods. In fact, it’s caused by the growth of “bad” bacteria in the mouth and throat that emit volatile sulfurous odors and cause an imbalance in the oral microbiome. Diet and other lifestyle factors can exacerbate the problem. Here are some of the biggest culprits:


An alkaline diet is the key to good oral health. Dr. Lewis Gross, a holistic dentist based in Tribeca and a Montauk resident, created a pH-balancing mouthwash to combat bad breath and brighten teeth without harsh chemicals.

So how can you ensure people aren’t trying to keep their distance from you because of your breath? First, I advocate a diet rich in alkaline minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, which are found in fruits and vegetables. Staying well hydrated on alkaline water will also keep your health in balance, as will avoiding the acidic foods mentioned above. We humans thrive in a balanced state—a pH of 7 to 7.5 is ideal (you can measure your saliva with litmus paper, available at any drugstore). I also recommend an alkaline oral-care regimen that includes Alka-White effervescent tablets, a natural, pH-balancing mouthwash that I created to help combat acidity and re-mineralize teeth. It lubricates, detoxifies and is also a wonderful way to fight against bad breath—plus, you’ll even whiten your teeth in the process. 88

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• Simple carbohydrates, like sugar and other simple carbs, contribute to the growth of “bad” bacteria. Sugary gum and mints perfume the breath, but they actually make things worse by feeding the microbes responsible for mouth odor. • An acidic diet. Certain foods, including sodas, sugar, grains, certain dairy products and processed foods, can cause more acidity in the body and contribute to an acidic oral environment, resulting in bad breath. • Poor oral hygiene, including incorrect brushing and not flossing, encourages the growth of anaerobic bacteria (microbes that prefer a low oxygen environment below the gum line); these bugs emit the most offensive odors. • Dental issues, including untreated cavities, impacted wisdom teeth and poor-fitting dental prostheses, harbor microbes that cause halitosis. • Aging. We salivate less as we get older, which causes dry mouth and less-than-fresh breath. • Smoking. Yet another reason to quit. • Crash dieting. As the body breaks down fat, it releases ketones, which causes bad breath. • Certain medications, excessive alcohol and coffee are also dehydrating and cause morning breath.




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design­—something that’s perfect and beautiful and at the same time, useful. It’s this idea of everyday luxury. AC: You’ve always considered yourself more of a brand architect than a designer. And so, on the face of it, some people might think, here’s Reed Krakoff, this pillar of fashion design, taking a job that is some ways a departure from that. How did you feel when you got the job? RK: First and foremost, I’m a designer. To be someone who can lead a brand, you have to understand and be able to do all the things that go into it; obviously, design’s a big piece of it. Marketing’s a big piece of it. Communications are a big part of it. I was incredibly honored to be the first chief artistic officer that the company ever had. They’ve actually never had a creative director before, so I’m overseeing all creative aspects.

AC: You grew up going to Tiffany as a child, coming in from Connecticut with your mother and looking at table settings made by Vladimir Kagan. Historically, Tiffany has obviously been considered a major luxury brand, and in some ways, for some people, it might seem daunting just to walk in those big doors. But you are making a real effort to really bring function and everyday objects into the mix. Why do you think that’s so important? RK: Just to back up: I have an incredible responsibility to be respectful of the past, to honor the past and, let’s say, to leverage and to hug the amazing past and the amazing history of Tiffany, but at the same time, it’s the beginning of a new chapter. It’s not any diversion or any change in direction at all. It’s really just a next chapter. You know, I’ve spent a lot of time in the archives. I’ve spent a lot of time talking with people within the brand, a lot of time speaking with people who have long been part of the brand and really understanding, really being in the brand itself. Spending time in the archives has been amazing, informative and given me a great foundation. To go forward, you need to understand what came before. We thought about motifs and themes that have run throughout Tiffany’s history. There’s been a long history of representing nature in all its forms. The idea of a flower motif seemed like a starting point. The trick was how to make it modern, while still being connected with the past, to create a contemporary, modern interpretation of nature within the jewelry selection. So we started playing with the motifs of the iris, abstracting it and slashing it out, cutting shapes out of paper.

“Tin” can in sterling silver from Reed Krakoff’s debut collection, inspired by Andy Warhol and the spirit of Tiffany circa the 1960s and 1970s.


Direct from transforming Coach into a multibillion-dollar empire, Reed Krakoff took the reins at Tiffany & Co., where, as chief artistic officer, he has been on a Warholian mission to elevate the ordinary and make the rarified accessible. BY ALINA CHO

ALINA CHO: Let’s start at the beginning of your tenure at Tiffany: You started as chief artistic officer in February of 2017. The first day, you’re handed coffee in a paper cup in Tiffany blue, and you had a thought—what was it? REED KRAKOFF: The thought was that it was sort of the perfect representation of design and usefulness or utilitarianism, which is probably to me the foundation of American 92

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AC: Let’s talk about that, because you’ve had quite an accomplished career. It’s well known that you were the face of Coach for many years. You brought that brand from $500 million to $4 billion and, and I’m sure that Tiffany knew that when they [laughter] hired you. RK: Yeah.





the way they looked, and he happened to snap the strand and let the pearls kind of roll to the front of the window. To him, that was creating a narrative and creating interest, by taking something extraordinary like the beautiful strand of pearls and then disrupting it in a way that felt surprising, and creating this tension again, this idea that mysterious things are meant to be embraced.

Taking something historical or traditional, like a floral, making it modern, creating design and silhouettes that can become part of someone’s wardrobe is a new way of thinking about high-end jewelry. AC: The result feels like something that you don’t have to lock away in a safe. That was a part of your goal, right? RK: Exactly. One of the main principles I began with is that everyday luxury isn’t formal, necessarily. And to me, it extends to the American way of interacting with luxury, wearing luxury. The experience is more understated. It’s not creating something that’s meant to be put in a jewelry box and worn once a year. Whether it’s diamonds, platinum, gold or sterling, it is meant to be worn and become part of your everyday wardrobe. Now, obviously, there are red carpet pieces that are clearly meant to be worn on very particular occasions, but the majority of the collection was meant to be worn whenever we wear jewelry. A kind of confident, off-handed sensibility was a big goal for this collection. AC: Let’s talk a little bit about the everyday objects because—did I read this correctly? You saw a window display, and there was some sort of rendering of a Warhol soup can, and you had someone go out and buy a can of Campbell’s soup? RK: I was going through the archives, and I found an image of an installation for Tiffany that was done by Warhol, and there was a soup can in it, mixed in with some incredible jewelry and amazingly rare objects, and I loved the juxtaposition of something industrial and everyday with something extraordinary. That rhythm is something that, again, speaks to the ease of dealing in luxury, and sort of the everyday way it can be incorporated into your life.

Krakoff attributes his wellbeing to a trainer and home cooked meals.

“Everyday luxury isn’t formal, necessarily. It’s something that is meant to be worn and become a part of your wardrobe.”

AC: I know you’ve owned many homes on the East End over the years. You once owned the former estate of Jackie Onassis. Wow. But you sold that. RK: We’re looking at some properties right now, actually. AC: You have long been a mainstay of the East End of Long Island. What do you love most about being out there? RK: It’s a place I’ve been going since I was a kid. It’s a very special place. I think at different times in your life, you do different things. What’s amazing about it is you can be social or you can be private here, and those work very well together.

AC: That is the best thing, yes. I’ve always known you as being very tall and fit and trim. I’m just wondering: Do you have any wellness secrets? RK: Thank you. You know, my wife, Delphine, cooks almost every night. And I wish I could tell you something magic, but I don’t have any answers to that. We eat as a family almost every night, and we don’t really have a regimen. You know, I have a trainer, but I think it’s just…

AC: Besides blue luggage—what else do you offer in that Tiffany blue so I know to go and buy it? RK: We try to introduce it into places you wouldn’t normally see it—we have sterling silver Sharpies with Tiffany blue ink. We have a beautiful Bauhaus-inspired porcelain made in Tiffany blue, and Tiffany blue ping-pong paddles made out of handmade walnut and sterling silver. We did one perfect tote in Tiffany blue, which has been extremely successful.

AC: How did that translate into a collection for today? You made that can in sterling silver? RK: Well, to begin with, we took the tin can and brought it to our shop in Rhode Island. They made an exact replica of the way it was constructed. The printing and the paper were re-contextualized so that, you know, a utilitarian, everyday object was transformed into an extraordinary thing. That tension is something that has really existed for many years in Tiffany’s history. You think of the windows by Gene Moore, you know, the ‘50s and ‘60s and ‘70s. He famously took a strand of pearls he had in a window; he didn’t love

AC: I want one. RK: They are available [laughter]. 94

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AC: Everything in moderation? RK: That’s really it, though. My wife, being French, doesn’t believe in all these sort of radical approaches to diet and all that. And for me, it seems to work as well.





As founder and creative director of AERIN, and style and image director of Estée Lauder, Aerin Lauder is a force of impeccable taste. Along with the AERIN flagship in Southampton (83 Main Street), a second shop has sprouted in East Hampton (7 Newtown Lane). Here, Lauder reveals her essentials for the season.

“I like to apply this mist from our new AERIN Rose Essentials collection under my makeup for a natural glow. I also spray it all over my face and body when it’s very warm. It is extremely refreshing and smells magical.” AERIN Rose Water Refreshing & Setting Mist, $45,

“One of my new go-tos is this beautiful handmade Panama-style straw hat.” G. Viteri Rosarito hat, $110, “Espadrilles are the best summer shoes. They are easy to pair with any look, from a long floral dress to white jeans.” Castañer Carina canvas wedge, $133.75,

“I love Three Graces’ timeless and sophisticated designs, and this optic white piece is effortlessly chic and simply classic.” Three Graces Violetta swimsuit in white, $326.26,

“I love the casual yet refined aesthetic of the Hamptons, where we now have two stores. Each delivers unique discoveries that capture the essence of the destination.”

“I inherited my love for gold from my grandmother. For me, gold is a classic and this is a modern take on a classic beach accessory.” Tohum large puka shell necklace in gold with natural shell, $410, 96

“Perfect for summer getaways to the Hamptons, this is the right size for all of my weekend essentials. I take it with me everywhere.” AERIN mini suede weekender in saffron, $1,150,

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“Whether you are looking to incorporate a touch of coastal elegance to your tablescape or searching for a thoughtful hostess gift, these hand-woven coasters are one of my favorite summer decorative accessories.” AERIN raffia coasters, set of 4, $18,



Montauk local and professional surfer Quincy Davis is stoked to announce the official opening of her first boutique, located in her quaint hometown close to the beach, of course (805 Montauk Hwy., @QuincysMTK).

“The best surfboards on earth! This model is so fun during the summertime.” Channel Islands “High 5,” $710,

“I am a big fan of oils and this one smells like a fun summer day spent at the beach—my favorite type of day.” WARM body oil, $50,

“Clean, great sunscreen! They have a stick that I use before surfing.” Coola Mineral Sport SPF 50 organic sunscreen stick in neutral, $26,

“I love Cynthia’s wetsuits and am excited to collaborate with her. I’ve chosen a fun, retro color that’ll be out in July.” Cynthia Rowley metallic flower high tide wetsuit, $295, cynthiarowley. com

“I love gold jewelry and designed these pieces with jewelry designer and friend Lucas Goossens, inspired by travel and living out on the East End.” Lucas+Quincy arrow + drop studs, gold and turquoise, $120; and pile of arrows ring, $125; 98

“Mikoh bikinis are seamless, comfortable and have the cutest styles. Bonus: They stay put while I surf!” Mikoh Alapio top in bone, $112; and Lahaina bottom in bone, $90;

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“I try to keep it simple, but use quality, all-natural products.”







Home furnishings magnate Lily Kanter launches Boon Supply Company, a shopping website with style and a social conscience. BY NANCY KANE “I get inspired by travel,” says Kanter, “especially to developing worlds. I’m inspired by indigenous cultures, traditions and their artisanal capabilities.” Global styles, as well as Lily’s support of environmental sustainability, can be found in the items such as reusable grocery bags in bright Mumbai colors, glass storage containers and chic compost bins. “I am not interested in products you use just once,” Kanter says. She feels strongly about encouraging consumers to take an eco-conscious approach to living, and to contribute to causes that matter most to them. “I have a strong belief that it’s no one’s job to completely repair the world,” says Kanter. “It’s what we can do every single day that counts.” A compost bin from Boon Supply Company.

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The blonde, business-whiz side of Serena & Lily, the Malibu-chic home furnishings and lifestyle brand (its Hamptons outpost is in Wainscott), Lily Kanter felt the time was right for a new project that combines her two passions: gracious design and giving back. Launched in mid-May, Boon Supply Company is a curated marketplace filled with everyday essentials, from colorful colanders and fluted ceramic bowls to quilted weekend bags and stainless steel water bottles, with 50 percent of purchases going to a cause of the customer’s choice, which could be anything from local schools to organizations such as Every Mother Counts. In the Hamptons, Boon Supply Company is looking to partner with the Animal Rescue Fund.


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Eleven Madison Park is popping up in East Hampton again with its E.M.P. Summer House seasonal restaurant, offering exclusive reservations available only to Amex cardholders. Do not miss the fish tacos this summer. “With such incredible local seafood just a few miles from our front door, it’s hard to not base a dish around whole, grilled fish,” says Chef Daniel Humm. “And there’s something fun, approachable and laid-back about a family-style feast—use your hands, and make your own tacos—that we wanted to bring to the restaurant. There is a lot to taste and sample, but it’s also a lighter meal that’s meant to showcase the freshness of all the ingredients.” 341 Pantigo Rd.;




The power couple behind Juice Press drink in their success—and a new collaboration with The Barn. BY MICHELE SHAPIRO On any given day in the Hamptons, temptation abounds— from decadent tiramisu at Sant Ambroeus to the homemade peach ice cream at Sip’n Soda. Fortunately, for those who lead a plant-based lifestyle, Juice Press is expanding its presence locally and offering delicious treats that are both satisfying and guilt-free. In addition to its outposts in East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Southampton, the rapidly growing chain has a new collaboration with SoulCycle at The Barn in Bridgehampton. The renovated space will feature a bar at which spinners and devotees of The Class by Taryn Toomey can treat themselves to one of Juice Press’s restorative beverages after a tough workout. Erica Karsch, who co-heads the product innovation and development process for Juice Press, will likely be first in line. “I was a SoulCycler from day one,” she says. Erica and husband Michael, Juice Press’ CEO and chairman of the board, live on the Upper West Side. “I remember when the first studio opened. It’s exciting to see how much they’ve grown in 12 years.” Juice Press is on a similar trajectory. When Erica and Michael joined in 2012, the company had only four stores in New York City. Now there are 80, both in the tristate area and beyond. Michael credits the rapid growth to strategic partnerships with brands such as Equinox, Whole Foods and Adidas. But they’ve also worked hard to earn the trust of consumers. “Customers don’t see us just as a juice company,” says Michael. “They see us trying to create the healthiest options for whatever categories are in their non-meat diet,

from soups to salad dressings.” At the brand’s New York City locations, the latest beverage craze is the energizing Blue Magic smoothie, packed with 20g of protein. This summer, Juice Press fans can also add soft serve to their must-try list. Already on offer at its 365 by Whole Foods, Fort Greene, and Empire State Building locations, two flavors of soft serve that is both plant-based and organic—chocolate and berry (aka Fountain of Youth)—are available in Southampton. The company worked for 18 months to perfect its concoctions, which can be served naked or with a variety of toppings like toasted quinoa and dark chocolate chips. Based on one of Juice Press’ top-selling smoothies, the Fountain of Youth soft serve is water-based, giving it more of a sorbet-like texture, while the chocolate is creamy and sweet. “We didn’t want to put cane sugar and dairy in it,” says Erica. “Eventually, we figured out how to create creaminess with cashew and coconut milks.” If you prefer your treats on tap, but want to avoid excess carbs and empty calories, Juice Press has your back: You can enjoy a strawberry-acai kombucha at both its Southampton and East Hampton stores. The company also launched a bottled kombucha line just in time for summer. Erica, whose been coming to the Hamptons since she was 2, walks on the beach daily in Southampton, where she and Michael own a home. He sometimes accompanies her, or opts for a pickup game of basketball. But this summer, there’s something he’s looking forward to even more. “I want to sit at the bar in The Barn and watch everyone drink juice.” Cheers to that! 104

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MOVE OVER, PALEO. KETO IS THE NEW DIET DARLING. For keto’s many East End devotees, embracing fat is the secret to a slimmer physique. Could this plan work for you? BY A.J. HANLEY

brain, heart and kidneys.” The sweet spot for maintaining ketosis is a diet high in fat (70 to 80 percent of calories), moderate in protein (15 to 20 percent) and low in carbohydrates (5 to 10 percent). Keto followers enjoy meat, full-fat dairy and leafy greens. On the skip list: grains, starchy root veggies like carrots and potatoes, and most fruits. (Alcohol is allowed but discouraged, as it’s high in calories.) Unlike the Atkins diet, “keto emphasizes healthy saturated fats, like grass-fed dairy, free-range eggs and coconut oil, as well as monounsaturated ones—olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds,” says Colbert. But as those ketones kick in, brace yourself for side effects, including breath that smells like nail polish remover and a bout of “keto flu”—symptoms include brain fog, headaches and fatigue. Push past it and you may experience a surge in energy and a diminished appetite, thanks to all that fat and protein. (In a 2013 study, a ketogenic plan resulted in more satiety than other diets.) Another obstacle: Keto is a very restrictive diet that can be difficult to stick to for long, as it can make eating out and socializing challenging. And the jury’s out on how long one can safely go keto—many cardiologists frown at all that saturated fat. So consult with your doctor before starting—and stop when it becomes a hassle. Because after all, summer is about fun, including a bowl of pasta once in a while. 106

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If #holdthebun, #bodybybacon and #verylowcarb have been popping up on your social media feeds, you probably know that the ketogenic diet—better known as “keto”—is trending. Developed to treat epilepsy nearly a century ago, the fat-friendly regimen owes its recent popularity to the promise of rapid weight loss—up to 10 pounds the first week, and one to two pounds per week after that. With permission to chow down on butter and bacon, and the endorsements of slim celebs like Bella Hadid, Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian, it’s no surprise that keto is the “it” plan for many East Enders looking to get bikini-ready in a hurry. The goal of the diet is to achieve ketosis, a state in which the body burns fat rather than sugar for energy, according to Don Colbert, M.D., a Winter Park, Fla.-based physician and author of Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet: Burn Fat, Balance Appetite Hormones, and Lose Weight (Worthy Publishing). By eliminating the “carbage,” he says, you’ll deplete glycogen stores, forcing the liver to convert fat into a usable fuel source called ketones. As the body adapts to the shift, insulin levels will drop as fat-burning ramps up. Your organs and brain may benefit, too: A ketogenic diet has been shown to lower blood sugar and cholesterol. Other research points to enhanced mental acuity and focus. “It’s like going from a gas-burning engine to an electric one,” Colbert says. “It’s a clean fuel for the

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Here’s the buzz on how East End beekeepers are saving the precious pollinators. The beekeeper uses other products of the hive for her own health and well-being. After she’d suffered pain in her elbow for more than a year, a friend administered four beestings directly on the site. “My elbow swelled to the size of a tennis ball, and was hot, red and itchy.” All symptoms she was hoping for: “Your body is used to the old pain, but when you introduce new pain it rushes to counteract the venom.” A day later, the pain had vanished for good. Mary Woltz has dedicated her life to serving honeybees, hence her business’s moniker: Bees’ Needs. “The name sums up what I’m about,” says the beekeeper who tends her hives biodynamically, using only locally sourced, organic soil conditioners and fertilizers. “I feel I work for the bees. They don’t work for me.” Her caretaking ensures that she leaves surplus honey to feed her bees, rather than give them sugar water like less-conscious keepers: “Then we wonder why they’re sick.” Bees’ genomic mapping has found that the flying insects possess surprisingly few genes for immunity. That’s because the hive relies on pollen, honey and propolis (a tree resin processed by bees into an antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal agent) for defending against harmful bacteria, parasites and viruses. Since colony collapse was identified a decade ago—a phenomenon in which worker bees abandon a hive, leaving behind a queen, food, immature bees and a few nurse bees—the country’s army of pollinators has declined an average of a third per year. Local development has had a devastating effect. Woltz was horrified to find that while over half of Suffolk County remained undeveloped in 1962, by 2012 only 5 percent of the area remained pristine. “Most bee resources are in undeveloped land,” she says. When not tending hives, Woltz is busy as the proverbial bee spreading the gospel on how to help. “Don’t spray your dandelions,” is her first command. “They’re a huge source of food.” So is the nectar from goldenrod and black locust trees. “Let your herbs flower. Bees self-medicate with herbs the same way we do.”

Most people avoid typical supermarket honey in favor of the local version, but who knew that processed honey is not only heated to nutrient-killing temperatures, it is also often laced with high-fructose corn syrup? And if sourced from China, it is likely loaded with toxins, says Southampton beekeeper Robin Blackley of East End Apiaries ( “Raw, unfiltered honey contains tiny fragments of pollen, a superfood in itself, but also a remedy for allergies, if the honey is local,” says Blackley, who believes in harvesting only once a year in July, “when most of the flowers for pollen-gathering have stopped blooming,” to ensure a year’s supply in each batch. But you don’t have to source hyper-locally. “Long Island is in the same agricultural zone as New Jersey and coastal Connecticut,” says Blackley. In other words, we share the same flora.

Raw honey contains fragments of pollen, a superfood.


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Fashion designer Donna Karan didn’t stop with one empire in creating her legendary lines, Donna Karan New York and DKNY. She has also grown Urban Zen, which not only includes a chic, tranquil collection of womenswear, home decor and beauty products, but also the philanthropic Urban Zen Foundation, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) program and Urban Zen Center. Now, the eminent icon further emphasizes the importance of kinship by bringing an Urban Zen store into a shared space in Sag Harbor (16 Main Street) alongside daughter Gabby Karan de Felice’s new Tutto il Giorno restaurant site. Here, Purist checks in with the mother-daughter duo on staying mindful in life and business—and keeping it all in the family.

Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice make wellness a priority.

fresh green juice. GKF: The hospitality business is very consuming, so staying healthy is going away on weekends out East with our family and friends, where we take long walks on the beach and enjoy cooking at home. I love entertaining and hosting big family dinners.

PURIST: What is your wellness philosophy? DONNA KARAN: I believe in connecting mind, body and spirit in all that we do—dressing and addressing the body from the inside out. I launched Urban Zen as a promise to my husband Stephan [Weiss], and collaborated with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman to create the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) program—we’re at Southampton Hospital—bringing care back into healthcare throughout the nation, and combining Eastern modalities with Western medicine. Caring for not only the disease but the patient, caregivers and loved ones, as we are all in this journey together. GABBY KARAN DE FELICE: Wellness has always been imprinted in our lives. Since I was a child, my most precious memories were doing yoga with my mom on her carpeted bedroom floor. It was that special moment of just Mom and I, and our mats. Now that I am married to Gianpaolo, it’s all about finding a balance between my wellness routine and an appreciation for authentic Italian food, a nice glass of wine, and escaping from our busy lives to spend time in his hometown, Naples.

PURIST: What is the vision for the new Urban Zen and Tutto il Giorno in Sag Harbor? DK: The new space will be a teaser of what is to come with Urban Zen and Tutto. Our houses are side by side, and now our businesses will be under one roof. It’s a family affair! GKF: We wanted to create a place and space that is an extension of our home, how we live and how we spend our weekends. It’s a complete lifestyle, offering fashion, furniture, hospitality and more, bringing together the community of Sag Harbor.

PURIST: How do you stay healthy? DK: I practice both Pilates and yoga and I love practicing on my Iyengar Yoga wall. It gives me a deep stretch and improves my circulation. I also like to start my day with a 110

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PURIST: What are your wellness must-haves? DK: Meditation, green juice and a bath with Como Shambhala—but quality time with family is a must when the world around is in such chaos. GKF: I love a great playlist (especially from my daughter) for our long walks on the beach and sitting around the kitchen cooking together. On weekends, we spend endless days swimming off our boat, laughing and taking photos.


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eating oysters with the smell of the rosé on tap again. Devoocean, or truffles as if you were in the tees of The Point’s Sunday forest?” asks Olivia Chessé, founder reggae sessions need not and producer of Epicurean Nights. fret: “We’re exploring ways Tickets from $630; epicureannights. to keep the Sunday tradicom; 2468 Main St., Bridgehampton, tion alive; however, it might not always be reggae.” 295 HIGHWAY RESTAURANT AND BAR hits Three Mile Harbor Road, the road this season, with Uber Eats— one of the first East End restaurants to Pizza lovers mourning the do so. If you can’t snag a reservation loss of the slice joint Conca at the beloved East Hampton eatery d’Oro will have another on feverish weekend nights, enjoy great option come July, with favorites like linguine with fresh local the opening of SAG PIZZA Highway brings clams or sautéed langoustine with COMPANY from LT Burger’s an omakase pop-up this summer. burned lemon and arugula salad in Laurent Tourondel, praised the comfort of your own home. But be for his wood-fired pies at sure to book in advance for the July L’Amico in Manhattan. Chef de cuisine After a year hiatus, MOBY’s is back in Andrew Buffalino helms the joint, East Hampton, in a prime new locahoused in the old Conca d’Oro Moby’s is back in tion. The hot spot takes over the East action this season spot. 103 Main St., Sag Harbor Hampton Point, so revelers can take in East Hampton. The spirited St. Barts meets in spectacular sunsets while noshing the Hamptons vibe of PIERRE’S on Moby’s famed pizzas and other in Bridgehampton has always coastal Italian fare. “Moby’s started as made for a convivial gastroa waterfront concept back in Monnomic outing. This summer’s tauk, so being on the water again is EPICUREAN NIGHTS (June 28, something very alluring to us,” says 29 and July 12, 13) takes things co-owner Nick Hatsatouris. “We plan up a notch. Hosted Upstairs at to evoke the same spirit and energy Pierre’s, the intimate (12-person of previous seasons, so expect to see sittings), multisensory evenings that in the design vision—we still will offer a feast for all of the senses: have that laid-back dining vibe, with a tour de force of haute cuisine, a lively bar scene. Being on the water, fine champagne, wafting scents Moby’s nautical theme comes to life paired with each course, and pretty easily. Pull your boat into the and August pop-up from Shuko, New stimulating music and visuals. marina for lunch or an early dinner.” York’s Japanese omakase restaurant. The menu, designed by chef and Expect to see Moby’s classics, such Shuko Beach comes to the Highway culinary director Frédéric Robert from as shrimp pasta and tuna crudo, on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the Peninsula Hotel in New York (forthe menu, in addition to new seafood mer executive sous-chef at the immer- the season, beginning July 6. Feast on offerings. “Our food has always been a 16-piece sushi extravaganza, featursive two-Michelin-starred restaurant about simplicity, using high-quality Ultraviolet in Shanghai), is inspired by a ing local Long Island fish and beyond, produce. It will be nice to connect at the six-seat Chef’s Counter dining journey called “20,000 leagues under with all the local farms and seafood experience. 290 Montauk Hwy., East the sea to the stars.” The visuals and purveyors again to showcase the best Hampton; scents follow suit: “Can you imagine of the season.” They’ll also be serving 112

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Epicurean Nights at Pierre’s, a great white takes over The Point, and an omakase pop-up at Highway are all on tap this summer. BY RAY ROGERS


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Il Mulino’s pear salad.


60th Street, so you can expect favorites from whole branzino baked in a salt crust, to grilled langoustine in a chardonnay and lemon sauce. Hamptons produce and seafood will, naturally, be featured abundantly on the menu. “We’ve connected with local fishmongers and farmers,” says Executive Chef Michele Mazza. Of course, the complimentary pre-meal offerings like cured meats and chunks of Parmigiano-Reggiano will make the trip out East. There will also be a bar menu, a selection of offerings at the bar and a late-night supper menu. Il Mulino is also introducing “to go” menus, so people can pick up lunch, and will offer catering for meals, parties and the beach. “People have an expectation, and we aren’t going to disappoint them,” says Mazza. “We are getting so many calls and emails. There is so much excitement; the welcome has been nonstop.” 108 Wainscott Stone Rd., Wainscott, 631.658.912

One of New York’s most iconic restaurants has headed to the East End for the first time. Il Mulino, which first opened in the West Village over 35 years ago, and then spawned many outposts from Miami to Las Vegas (including four in Manhattan alone, with a fifth to open in Tribeca next month), has taken over the Wainscott space that housed Osteria Salina. The color palette will be light and white at the 190-seat restaurant, which occupies a large Tudor house on Georgica Pond. The area beside the winter room, with its lovely fireplace, morphed into a private room, as did the upstairs loft. These separate areas will be a welcome addition for Hamptonites wanting more private spaces for dining out with friends. There is also a porch with waterfront views and outdoor tables at the entrance for alfresco dining. The front room will still have a pizza oven serving a variety of pies—such as truffle and mushroom—like the ones at Il Mulino Trattoria on 20th Street, while the main menu will be the same as the locations in the Village and on East 114

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A reformed caffeine-holic now gets a much bigger boost from her first-thing fix of green juice. BY TAPP FRANCKE Choose celery as the base ingredient, and add on greens.

powerful antioxidant. This wonderful root helps with nausea, fights fungal infections in the gut like candida, and eases menstrual pain. Lime is a great source of nutrients like vitamin C, copper, potassium and iron. The peel, which I always juice as well (always organic and always washed thoroughly) is rich in phytonutrients and terpenes that have multiple health benefits, including increased



immune function. There are other options for this morning powerhouse, including cucumber, fennel, asparagus, dandelion greens, parsley, cilantro, watercress and turmeric root, but be sure to avoid sweet vegetables like carrots and beets, and all fruit, as they increase glucose levels. Sugar, without fiber to help control it, is like the Tasmanian devil in the system. It is also important to note that this type of juice should always be drunk on an empty stomach, and within 15 minutes of juicing to prevent it from oxidizing. Try it yourself, and join me in experiencing the true meaning of “good” morning. Cheers!

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Ten years ago, my morning ritual started with stumbling out of bed, unable to see straight. No one could speak to me until I had a cup of coffee. My muscles ached, I had chronic sinus infections and a duodenal ulcer. Flash-forward to now, and things look a whole lot different. I am not exactly leaping out of bed, but I am up hours earlier than I was back then, and instead of coffee, I head straight for my juicer. Believe me when I tell you that this will give you a bigger, longer-lasting boost of energy than a cup of coffee ever will. Plus, you won’t get jittery, and you won’t get a rebound headache that sends you running to Starbucks at 4PM. My green juice varies slightly, morning to morning, depending on what is in season and what I happen to have in my fridge. The base juice is usually the same: celery, ginger and lime. Why these three? Celery should be the center of everyone’s juice. Not only is it rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, which are all essential to basic cellular functions, it is also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. These minerals assist in calming the nervous system, easing constipation and preventing muscle cramps. Best of all, our superhero celery juice balances production of hydrochloric acid, which means that it allows for more complete digestion. My other essential elements have a lot to add. Ginger has long been known to be anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and a


The picturesque Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack.


anniversary, are beach-friendly cans of the winery’s popular cider (which has grown in production from 4,000 cases to 150,000 cases in just four years), a rich, full-bodied Amarone-style red that winemaker Roman Roth makes only to mark special occasions, and a limited-edition brandy. Growing up, Wölffer says she had no interest in the family business, but that all changed when her father passed away on New Year’s Eve in 2008. “You never think of a parent dying. I was not prepared,” she says. “I was thinking, ‘The winery is not my passion.’ But my brother Marc, who is 16 years Joey Wölffer in the vineyard. older, was adamant about the legacy continuing. I was living in New York City, working a corporate fashion job. I had just met the man who is now my husband. But in the end, I just couldn’t say goodbye, couldn’t sell my share. It will be something passed on to my kids. I’m proud of my dad. Wölffer Estate is a magical place.”

By the time Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack rings in 2019 with a soiree featuring both new and old vintages, it will have been an entire year of hoopla in celebration of the winery’s 30th anniversary, from special events to new beverages made from sustainably grown fruit. “This whole summer will be about the anniversary,” says Joey Wölffer, whose late father, Christian Wölffer, a German-born venture capitalist, opened the vineyard as a labor of love—and cared deeply about preserving the land. “We’re celebrating being the first winery out in the Hamptons, next to the beach, the vision that my father had,” continues Wölffer, noting plans to host activities such as yoga among the vines. “My dad was the kind of person who you couldn’t tell not to do something—it made him want to do it more. That inspires me every day. Our new products are continuing his legacy of being an innovator.” Adding to her portfolio this year, in celebration of the big 118

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Wölffer Estate raises a crisp, refreshing glass to its 30th anniversary. BY ABBY TEGNELIA


RED, WHITE—AND GREEN From bubbly to bianco blends, say cheers to these sustainable East End wineries. BY ABBY TEGNELIA choose from four spacious rooms (with vine views!) in its Farmhouse Inn. Most popular wines: a crowd-pleasing sauvignon blanc and a silky, estate-grown red blend aptly named “Diaphanous.” Inside the charming Shinn Estate Vineyards

AQUEBOGUE PAUMANOK VINEYARDS One of Long Island’s most respected wineries, Paumanok boasts rich, textured Bordeaux blends. Its bright, picnic-friendly chenin blanc is also a standout.

A view of the tasting room at Channing Daughters Winery

BRIDGEHAMPTON CHANNING DAUGHTERS WINERY As laid-back as it gets in the Hamptons, Channing Daughters Winery’s gorgeous grounds welcome tasters seven days a week. Known for its summer-worthy, varietal-specific rosé program, Channing Daughters also boasts delicious sauv blancs and some interesting orange and sparkling wines along with its list of reds and whites.

CUTCHOGUE LIEB CELLARS Set on a picturesque 85acre vineyard with to-die-for sunset views, Lieb Cellars offers flights of wine, local cheeses and snacks, and live music all summer long.

where a charming tasting room in an old potato barn pours these and other varietals.

Sit outside on the stunning patio to soak it all in. Bonus: Head to nearby Mattituck to its sister tasting experience, the whimsical Bridge Lane.; BEDELL CELLARS Rustic-chic but decked out with some spectacular contemporary art (that makes its way onto the labels, too), Bedell offers intimate, private tastings and lush gardens for walk-ins to enjoy with a glass of wine. Claim to fame: the award-winning Bedell Musée, a spectacular dark and spicy merlot-driven blend. MCCALL WINES Pinot and merlot lovers: head straight to McCall,

GREENPORT [KON-TO-KOS-TA] WINERY Water babies, take note: kon-to-KOS-ta is the North Fork’s only waterfront winery, with bragging rights to stunning bluff views of the Long Island Sound. With a portfolio that covers everything from warm weather-friendly rosé and sauv blanc to full-bodied reds, there’s something for everyone.

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RIVERHEAD PALMER VINEYARDS New labels, same stellar white wine lineup, ranging from albarino to chardonnay. A whopping five different rosés, two interesting dessert wines, and some cab franc and merlot are also on offer. ROANOKE VINEYARDS Roanoke prides itself on site-specific wines (some with dreamy, creative names), ranging from a made-to-age cabernet sauvignon, to red blends such as “Another Time, Another Place” and a chardonnay named “Rhyme and Meter.”

SOUTHOLD SPARKLING POINTE Estate-grown sparkling wine produced in Méthode Champenoise makes Sparkling Pointe a must for bubbly fans. The bright, airy tasting room offers table service with chocolate pairings, and local treats like caviar and cheeses. Savor the wines and stroll the great lawn looking onto the sweeping vineyards.

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Wölffer Estate has always been an East End pioneer— it was the first winery to open in the Hamptons, and it was a founding member of Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, too. Here are 10 other great East End wineries that make the sustainable farming of high-quality grapes their top priority.



Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse Bongiovi have something delicious to toast to—and with—this Father’s Day: their just-launched rosé, Diving Into Hampton Water. BY RAY ROGERS

The idea appeared in a flash of inspiration one summer evening last year, while Jon Bon Jovi was savoring a chilled rosé with his son Jesse out on the porch of the family’s Georgica estate. The ingenious, why-didn’t-Ithink-of-that name (“You’re definitely not the first one to tell us that!”) came when the rocker referred to his glass of rosé as “pink juice,” recalls Jesse. “I said, Listen, old man, when you’re sitting out on your porch in East Hampton, you’re not drinking ‘pink juice’ anymore—you’re drinking Hampton Water.’ And a light bulb went off. Imagine if someone put that on a bottle?” The father-son duo teamed up with the French biodynamic winemaker

Gérard Bertrand to bring Hampton Water deliciously to life. “Hampton Water is an expression of American free-spiritedness combined with French savoir-faire,” says Bertrand of the final result, a mix of grenache, cinsault, mourvèdre, and syrah grapes. “It was created to celebrate the pleasures of summer—sea, sun and sport, and the company of friends. Pleasure was always in mind when we created this blend—the succulent flavors of fresh fruit, balanced with zing.” It is a wine, he notes, that boasts enough complexity to be enjoyed at the dinner table, but is also an easygoing wine that’s “perfect for poolside quaffing.” Touring the terroir of Bertrand’s vine122

yards in Languedoc, Jesse, a recent political science grad, got a quick education in sustainable winemaking. “Bertrand has a very deep, almost spiritual connection with the grounds of the vineyards. There are no pesticides, no tractors; there’s a mule and a plow and a French guy who doesn’t speak any English.” He got a real feel—and taste—for the place. At one point Bertrand picked up a limestone rock from the ground and instructed Jesse to put it in his mouth. “I don’t think I had an advanced enough palate to get an understanding for it. It just sort of tasted like a rock,” he admits. But now he recognizes the traces of “minerality” in the wine—“being there and tasting it and having that connection with the earth was really the coolest part.” OK, so it’s called Hampton Water but it’s made in France? Not exactly a stretch. “The lifestyle of the South of France is very similar to the Hamptons. We told him, we want this be more than a rosé, we want this to really be the ambassador for the Hamptons— and he got it right away. It’s not about the geographical location; it’s about the feeling you get and the feelings you share.” You can find Hampton Water at most mom-and-pop liquor stores dotted throughout the East End, and restaurants and clubs ranging from the Palm to the Blue Parrot (Bon Jovi is a co-owner). Jesse is personally jazzed that they’ll also be the featured rosé at the Surf Lodge over Memorial Day weekend, with Bon Jovi senior and junior in attendance. “I’m finally cool enough to get in,” he jokes. Might lucky revelers catch the iconic rocker on the Surf Lodge’s outdoor stage? “Anything is possible,” teases Jesse. “We’ll see if he gets enough Hampton Water in him!”

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Amagansett’s epicenter for ethically-sourced, shade-grown java, Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee percolates this summer with delicious new vegan offerings. BY TATIANA HOOVER

textures of the food.” Today, Mazzola, who practices yoga at BYoga in Montauk and either runs 6 miles to his shop or takes a Barry’s Bootcamp class on weekends, adheres to a mostly vegetarian diet. “My mornings are very oat-driven: oatmeal and quinoa, with local berries from the Quail Hill Farm co-op. Lunch is tempeh and tofu, beans and chickpea, hummus or avocados. And at dinnertime, I really like some healthy pastas, like squash spaghetti with a sauce I make with cherry tomatoes, olive oil and garlic.” The busy coffee entrepreneur (there are currently eight Jack’s Stir Brew locations, including one in Sag Harbor, and three more set to open) also makes time to meditate every morning for forty-five minutes. “I build my schedule around my fitness, and I always make time for my well being,” says Mazzola, who is constructing a yoga platform at his home so he can share his love of Kundalini yoga, chakra meditation and other healing modalities with friends. His favorite part of life out East? “The light and warmth,” he says. “There’s something so special about it.”

Driving through Amagansett on a Saturday morning, you’re likely to see a line outside of Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, the Hamptons outpost of the New York-based organic and fair trade coffee company. Beginning this Memorial Day weekend, the white-shingled caffeine mecca, which also houses a vegan bakery in the basement that produces doughnuts, scones and toaster pastries, will offer takeaway vegan lunch items, such as tempeh Caesar salad, soba noodles with seasonal veggies and tofu, and kale- and avocado-stuffed pita sandwiches. The main draw, of course, will still be the ethically sourced, shade-grown coffee, created through a patented process where grounds are stirred during brewing for smoother, better taste. “The coffee is oxygenated, removing the bitterness and strong acid,” says Jack Mazzola, the company’s CEO and founder, of his unique process. A former actor whose career included recurring roles on All My Children and Guiding Light, Mazzola was inspired to create the plant-based menu after he went on a vegan cleanse. “I felt cleaner and lighter after every meal,” says Mazzola, “and really began appreciating the flavors and 124

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David Bouley has always been leaps ahead of other chefs, starting with his much-celebrated restaurant, Bouley, which opened in Tribeca in 1987. (The Duane Street location closed with fanfare last year, but will reopen on Harrison Street in 2019.) Well-versed in French culinary technique, Bouley continues to percolate transformative ideas about food, wooing committed eaters at his Bouley Test Kitchen in the Flatiron district with its emphasis on organic and biodynamic ingredients, as well as at Bouley at Home, which combines its health-conscious cooking classes with three-course lunches and wine pairings. His most revolutionary idea to date has been evolving for some 10 years: “The Doctor and The Chef,” an innovative lecture-and-dinner series at Bouley Botanical, which pairs leading doctors in diverse medical fields with Bouley. “In its first year, doctors were uncomfortable talking about the ben-

efits from food to better health,” says Bouley. Clinicians, he found, develop notoriously bad eating habits during medical training—eating doughnuts and pizza, and drinking too much coffee, while trying to learn how to heal people. “But medical practitioners who took charge of their health through whole foods did lectures full of personal emotion and clarity in terms of a path or 126

roadmap to health,” says Bouley. As the series evolved, he met doctors who were “seeing the results and pure evidence in the movement of preventive integrative medicine,” and one of the most gratifying moments, he says, is when doctors share candid and suprising comments like, “‘David, I love listening to patients tell me how they healed themselves.’” At its core, the series—and Bouley’s culinary platform in general—is deeply committed to teaching people how to do just that. Susan Blum, M.D., whose “Optimizing Thyroid Function With Food” talk is part of the series, finds the collaboration with the chef instructive and inspiring. “We do the menu as a collaborative effort; I talk to him about my focus and what aligns with the ‘food as medicine’ idea,” says Dr. Blum. “David is brilliant in his own right about health, so he understands what ‘thyroid-supporting foods’ means. He’ll include foods such as natto [fermented soybeans] that he discovered in Japan. He researches and thinks about the idea in a deep way and is serious about implementing his vision.” David Bouley shared three healthy eating ideas with Purist: • “Mushrooms are versatile gastronomic treasures loaded with benefits to boost the immune system, destroy cancer cells, and fight obesity.” • “Coconut garlic soup, one of my oldest recipes, is based on two of nature’s strongest superfoods.” • “Wild Alaskan salmon with spirulina sauce integrates a high-level superfood into a mainstream kitchen. The sauce can also be used in pasta, eggs and salads.”

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In an inspired new series 10 years in the making, David Bouley collaborates with MDs to promote high culinary health. BY DONNA BULSECO


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“This is the first film I produced. You’re definitely using a different side of your brain. But the moment filming began, I just became an actress.” —Rachel Weisz



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OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS RACHEL WEISZ DELIVERS A ONE-TWO PUNCH AS PRODUCER AND STAR OF DISOBEDIENCE, PLAYING A NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHER WHO RETURNS TO HER ORTHODOX ROOTS IN NORTH LONDON, WITH EXPLOSIVE CONSEQUENCES. HILTON ALS INTERVIEWS WEISZ AND CO-STAR ALESSANDRO NIVOLA ABOUT THEIR ENDURING FRIENDSHIP AND INTENSE FILMMAKING. PHOTOGR A PH Y BY DAVID BELLEMER E sire unraveled. Exploring the darker side of the human condition, Weisz allows the viewer to share deeply in her experiences of great loss and longing. Directed by Sebastián Lelio, and co-produced by Frida Torresblanco, Disobedience, with cast performances both brilliant and poignant, ultimately shows faith in a new light. “Disobedience was born from a creative exploration with Rachel looking to find transgressive roles—bold, intelligent, and determined women that have real journeys with authentic voices. Voices that have long been silenced. This movie talks about the freedom to choose. Sometimes we live restrained in a slavery of religion, beliefs, or social conventions. This is an invitation to take off the corset,” says Torresblanco. Here, New Yorker theater critic, Hilton Als, sits down with Weisz and Nivola to dissect their characters and two decades of friendship. —Cristina Cuomo

Brit-born actress Rachel Weisz has made a career of choosing films that delve deeply into the psyche of humanity and tell multidimensional stories of brave and intelligent women. Her performance as the idealistic wife of a British diplomat in The Constant Gardener won her an Oscar, sealing her status as one of film’s most compelling actors, whose credits include this year’s upcoming The Favourite from Yorgos Lanthimos, Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea (2011) with Tom Hiddleston, and the Broadway play Betrayal (2013), alongside her husband Daniel Craig, with whom she is expecting a child, their first, at the end of the year. Wearing the dual hats of actress and producer, another first, Weisz brings a piece of history to life in Disobedience, based on Naomi Alderman’s award-winning 2006 debut novel about a young photographer’s return to her roots in the Orthodox Jewish community of Hendon, North London. Facing opposition within her community and family, the daughter of a recently deceased, highly-respected Rabbi, Ronit (Weisz) grapples with the differences that have grown between her and beloved cousin Dovid, played by Alessandro Nivola, and his wife, Esti, played by Rachel McAdams, in a setting where emotions are neatly contained and female de-

HILTON ALS: Disobedience is an extraordinary movie about intimacy, and the complications of knowing other people. It’s a beautiful film. I’ve seen various versions of it, and I never seem to lose my interest in what happens to the people in it. There’s a three-part piece about a Hasidic community in Crown Heights 133

structs of that community, is being forced to confront a person with an attack on his own family. And as the story goes along, until he makes the right decision at the end, his instinct is to invite her in and allow her to mourn her father. It’s a challenge. She’s fucking his wife. Tends to piss you off. [laughter] ALS: Depends on the day. [laughter] One of the startling things about the film goes back to this idea of the reality of intimacy. Actors don’t necessarily get to play that on-screen much anymore. Can you tell me about the building of the script to those points? Was there a stripping away from the original script? WEISZ: I think what changed from the novel to the screenplay was that Sebastián kept all three characters. You know, there are three leads, which is quite unusual. I think his empathy as writer and director was with each of them, and there was no antagonist. In the novel, the uncle is kind of the bad guy. So he was the antagonist. And then Sebastián cast Allan [Corduner], and Allan is the sweetest uncle I’ve ever seen in my life. He was just adorable and warm and, you know, he doesn’t approve of his niece, but he’s adorable. I think that was something Sebastián really wanted to keep an eye on the script, and the casting was that, you

that was published in The New Yorker in 1985 by a writer named Lis Harris. It’s called “Holy Days,” and it begins with Lis finding a photograph in her mother’s box of photographs of a Hasidic man, wearing a hat and coat, and so on, and she asked her who it was— was it a relative? And her mother said, “Nobody in our family.” And this idea of being Jewish and secular, not wanting to be marginalized further, was something that the piece is about. But really in the end, it’s not about religion, it’s about difference in the community. When you first came across the novel, Rachel, were you interested in this idea of the individual? What was the appeal of this part for you, originally? RACHEL WEISZ: Well, I grew up on the Northern Line on the Tube in London. Golders Green was my stop, and three stops farther north is Hendon, an Orthodox community that is completely insular, one that I really didn’t know anything about. The people are really hidden and private. And I thought it was so extraordinary that I grew up three Tube stops away, and I didn’t know anything about their world. That’s what appealed to me. ALS: Were you trying to tell the story about someone who knew the language? WEISZ: Yes, definitely. Someone who had escaped, but

“The story is about someone who had escaped, but hadn’t really escaped. Rachel McAdams’ character and my character were two halves of one person. She’s the half that stayed behind, and I am the half that left.” —Rachel Weisz hadn’t really escaped. Sebastián [Lelio], the director, once said that he felt, and this is quite abstract, that Esti’s character and my character were two halves of one person. She’s the half that stayed behind, and I am the half that left. ALS: James Baldwin once said that you carry your home with you, otherwise you’re homeless. And I feel that when she comes back, and sees Dovid, she’s bringing shame into the house all of a sudden—the shame of having known her and having had feelings for her. Alessandro, as a performer, how does one attempt to convey that, but not through language? Was there room for improvisation? ALESSANDRO NIVOLA: Do you mean how to convey that she was bringing shame into the house? ALS: That he was always ashamed of her history, that she hadn’t turned out to be the girl that he needed. NIVOLA: In the beginning, I felt that he wanted to protect her and open his heart to her, and that he was longing for her to be welcomed back into the community. What really drew me to the role was the idea that a person who is a really good person and actually quite a liberal, open-minded person within the con-

know, there is no antagonist. Sebastián says the antagonist is within—we have our own antagonist inside us. So I would say that was the biggest difference between the novel and the screenplay. But the novelist actually grew up in this community. She grew up in Hendon, and she left the community and wrote this novel. It was a very personal piece of writing. NIVOLA: Surprisingly, there were a lot of people from the community who were interested in helping us, mainly because they wanted us to go as right as possible. They were all a little bit nervous about how their community would feel about their being involved in the film. But ultimately, so far at least, there hasn’t been any negative response from the community. Everybody who has seen it from the orthodoxy has felt that it was a very delicate telling of the story. It wasn’t to indict their religion in some way. There were about three different people from the community who were on set telling us about all the different ritualistic things and behavior that we needed to get right. I started hanging around Crown Heights, at a clothing store called Primo Hatters—which I recommend everybody check out at some point if they want a 134

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really great fedora, because they have every kind, and some that are very Hasidic, and some that look gangster. I told a few people there I was going to do this film, and they took an interest in it. I found this one guy who I’ve really gotten close with, and he just recorded everything into my iPhone, and I played it a million times. WEISZ: You really learned it. ALS: One of the beautiful things about your performance is this mournfulness—Dovid is so afraid of not achieving what he’s set out to achieve. And one of the things I loved about the interaction between your characters is that she’s saying Dovid, it’s OK to fail. It’s not the worst thing that can happen to you. It’s a beautiful part of the love story. You both had worked together previously? NIVOLA: We did, 20 years ago, on the film I Want You. WEISZ: No one saw it, but I’m proud of it. It was really incredible, based around the Elvis Costello song, “I Want You,” which sounds like a strange premise for a film, but there’s a lot of longing in that song. NIVOLA: It was set on the south coast of England, and it was the first film that I’d done in England… WEISZ: …with a flawless English accent. NIVOLA: It was a movie that led to half my career being spent over there, which wasn’t by design. WEISZ: It’s a beautiful thriller, shot by a Polish cinematographer who used all these colored lenses, so it didn’t look like the south of England. It looked like some Polish romantic messed-up love affair. ALS: Alessandro, I first saw you in Love’s Labour’s Lost [in 2000]—beautiful work. NIVOLA: The upside was that I met my wife [Emily Mortimer]. The downside was that it was one of People magazine’s 20 worst films of the year. ALS: I love the energy of the performers. Obviously, with Shakespeare, you’re dealing with a different kind of script. On this production, was there room for you to play with the language? NIVOLA: The hard thing about films and writers is that they’re kicked to the curb pretty early on in the process once the actors arrive on set. ALS: Actors, if they’re brilliant—that’s why they get the big bucks, because you couldn’t imagine it when you were typing the story. They rewrite it, and you have to let them do that. Rachel, when you’re producing a movie, do you generally have a vision or a look that you’re trying to achieve? As an actor, there’s the other hat, which is to be as open to possibility and chance as possible. It’s a very difficult thing to do, because you have to use one side of your brain to help manage and the other side of your brain to lose control. Can you tell me about that potential struggle or joy? WEISZ: Yes. This is the first film that I’ve produced. I

Weisz’s Disobedience co-star, Alessandro Nivola, photographed by Sophie Elgort

haven’t got tons of problems to talk about. Working on the adaptation from novel to script and going through drafts, you’re definitely using a very different side of your brain than acting. The moment filming began, I just became an actress. There was no left-right. I wasn’t running around producing. And you’re right, you have to lose control to turn off the thinking completely, and use some other part of your brain. And then I kind of re-engaged with that other bit during post production. ALS: Were you familiar with Sebastián’s prior work? WEISZ: A lot of people have seen Gloria, his Chilean film about a woman in her mid- 50s exploring her sexuality and dating. It’s quite genre-shifting. NIVOLA: He’s just re-made it with Julianne Moore, as an English-language film. WEISZ: It’s very unusual to put a woman of that age in a film and explore sexual desire and longing. There’s a lot that’s very moving, and it was funny. It blew me away. ALS: I was so impressed by your physicality in Disobedience. The way Ronit walks is so distinctive. It’s almost as if she’s trying to maintain being upright without tripping over her own self. WEISZ: I was just thinking, it was the boots I was wearing [laughter] as you said that. But I spent a while choosing the boots. That stuff is, for me, completely unconscious. I actually don’t quite know what you mean. ALS: Really? You have to see the movie. [laughter] 137

SPHERE of INFLUENCERS Self-created style mavens with an army of online followers, also known as microinfluencers, are leveraging their power as pollinators of cool products and hot brands. BY AMELY GREEVEN • PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILL ADLER

flatlay (translation: a highly composed, top-down tableau shot of products shot chez toi). Whew! On launch day this spring, the two women, who are both beauty and lifestyle influencers with close to a million Instagram followers between them, pulled their slingshot even tauter with the assistance of the many beauty editors, style bloggers, and, most importantly, the everywoman skincare junkies who have been following the duo’s Insta feeds, YouTube channels and Twitter handles for the past few years, and then let fly. Two weeks later, their Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask was blazing across the style and beauty digiverse, and became the No. 1 skincare product at their (savvily chosen) exclusive retailer, Welcome to the world of social-first beauty and wellness brands, where self-created style mavens are sidestepping traditional business paths and leveraging their power as social media influencers—pollinators of cool products, hot brands, and DIY tips on multiple platforms they have established online—to create nascent empires of their own.

To create a cult beauty product, follow this recipe: Identify an unaddressed but universal need. Formulate a single, multitasking product of clean, cruelty-free ingredients. Package it in a sexy, selfie-worthy tube, stir in an evocative, hashtag-earning logo (don’t name your brand after yourself—that’s so analog-era), then mix in your secret ingredient: a squadron of online influencers who, eager for compelling content about prestige products, will tell the internet about your beauty-boosting invention, for free. That’s what Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland, the (early) 30-something founders of the summer’s most buzzed-about beauty brand, Summer Fridays, did to launch their “tall glass of water for tired skin in a tube,” a hydrating, use-it-anytime-anywhere, mask-meets-deep-moisturizer crammed with refreshing, nature-derived constituents (with a twist of safe synthetics to optimize performance), and a non-gender-specific, periwinkle-blue aluminum tube designed not only to crinkle artfully upon use, but also sit perfectly in any Instagram 138

Summer Fridays founders Lauren Gores Ireland and Marianna Hewitt styled by Dani + Emma On Ireland: Zimmermann Whitewave Corded Dress,; Jacquie Aiche jewelry On Hewitt: Zimmermann Whitewave Corded Mini Dress,; Zimmermann jewelry


According to data published in Forbes, 92 percent of consumers trust influencers more than ads or celebrity endorsers; and according to, $2 billion was spent on influencer marketing last year, 40 percent of that on beauty and fashion. They’re a phenomenon born of reality TV’s lifestyle voyeurism, then shaped by the millennial hunger for something less homogenous and more personal. Influencers are the new post-celebrity figureheads; they

are self-taught arbiters of style who take fashion, beauty, and wellness out of the magazine editor and A-lister’s ivory towers, and bring them a little closer to Earth. How I wear it, how I style it, how-I-appear-presentableduring-the-worst-week-ever. Influencers turn the lens on themselves and their personal universes, sometimes to a fault, in order to generate daily doses of relatable content. If they follow a particular credo, it’s the Gen Y rallying cry of individuality: Just do you.

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“For a long time, the people we aspired to [emulate] were ones who fit a part that Hollywood or the fashion industry served up—one size fits all. Social media has allowed us to follow people who act like us, who think like us,” says Raina Penchansky, CEO of influencer management agency Digital Brand Architects. “It strips away the smoke and mirrors. It’s saying, ‘I want to see it all: the gray areas, the highs and the lows.’” Influencers often start small, gathering a tribe of like-minded folks around content targeted to specific needs, telling stories that don’t win space in the glossies. Lifestyle influencer Jen Chae—aka @frmheadtotoe and, according her fans, an O.G. Asian beauty blogger with close to 1.3M Youtube subscribers around the world—started posting online out of post-graduate, recession-induced boredom, and because solid tutorials for ethnic features were sorely lacking in traditional media. (Today, superstars like K-pop phenom Jessica Jung—who met with fans at Purist’s L.A. pop-up store this spring to launch her new skincare line Blanc & Eclare—count on Chae to be expert flag-bearers for their brands.) Gabi Fresh, meanwhile, defined a niche out of jubilantly body positive personal style (coining the word “fatkini” in the process and subsequently launching her own clothing brand with another influencer called PREMME). Each made her own seat at the table, which, on the internet, has infinite space for atypical voices that comprise a massive contingent of beauty and fashion buyers, but who are all too often invisible in the mainstream. Other early adopters, like makeup artists YouTubing nuts-and-bolts beauty tutorials and fashionistas blogging their passions for products, collected followers who stuck with them as their circles grew and grew. With the advent of Instagram in 2010, the community platform for these self-taught content generators exploded. And when major brands discovered how

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the relationships between followers and the followed translated to actual hard sales of the items they featured, marketers raced to catch up. Popular influencers—like Jen Chae and Summer Fridays’ Marianna Hewitt with her multiplatform lifestyle channel,—began to make a solid business through strategic partnerships to promote products and by creating limited edition collections that “activate” or launch online. (Another perk of the job: luxury trips in partnership with hotels or social-forward clothing brands like Revolve,

which practically owns #coachella). While a few digital mega-names like Chiara Ferragni, aka @theblondesalad, have become global faces of social-forward beauty brands like Pantene, behind the headlines, armies of regional influencers are at work, the busiest reportedly making up to $100 grand a month from commissions on the products they feature via web tools like Rewardstyle. Others have leveraged their skills at digital strategy to become mini creative agencies for hire, or have talent managers like Penchansky finding them multimedia 141

opportunities. Desiree Gruber, founder and CEO of multimedia agency Full Picture and executive producer of Project Runway, leveraged the digital ripple effect when she hired plus-size fashion influencer Katie Sturino, aka @the12ishstyle, to host what turned out to be an award-winning aftershow for season 16. “Katie brought in something all broadcasters need—her totally new, niche audience. Influencers have more robust audiences because their followers feel, ‘I am connected to them and they are connected to me, and I’m in their ecosystem.’” At a time when actual community ties are weakening, influencers offer followers a sense of belonging. Turning these followers into eager customers of one’s own hinges on that intimacy—knowing your “girl” and her needs better than any boardroom suit at a behemoth brand could. Summer Fridays, just like other beauty brands Made in the U.S.I.—the United States of Instagram, where super-successful Glossier and haircare sensation Ouai have set the precedent—revel in this “for us, by us” attitude. They also exercise nimble entrepreneurship: Despite their youth, and even without formal training, influencers develop ninja skills in design, marketing and digital strategy, gathering no-cost data from every comment about what kinds of products fire up their fan base. Sync that with extraordinary ease of purchase—swipe, click, buy—plus the beauty enthusiast’s obsession with sharing the products she loves, and household name status can potentially be earned in warp speed time. It’s Mary Kay on steroids. Critics may contend that the current gold rush of influencers, with their tsunami of super-polished selfies, bikini shots and T.M.I. shared across continents, tend too far toward “me, me, me” narcissism. But not so fast. In 2018, the quest to be Kardashian-level

Gabi Fresh, influencer behind the clothing brand PREMME

garnered. It’s also shown her the viability for her own brand, which she will launch this fall: a collection of Victorian-with-edge fashion for the women who crave the one-of-a-kind vintage pieces she shows in her posts—an interest she can easily track through comments and likes. The relationship between influencers and followers is also getting healthier: Cocooning with the phone is (thankfully) giving way to meeting up offline, fueled by a hunger for more meaningful and memorable face-toface encounters. For Gen Y, this can look like attending the annual Beautycon expo, where the wildest (think: gender fluid, subculturally fearless) digital beauty influencers are greeted like rock stars and individual creativity is amplified in an atmosphere of sparkle and shine. For millennials, it’s often about networking with kindred spirits at a women’s entrepreneurship conference like Create & Cultivate—or finding its alter-

biggest is shifting to the quest to be deepest. Says brand strategist Anita Gatto, “What’s cooler than a million followers is a thousand followers.” The microinfluencer (1,000-50,000 followers) is small enough to be in genuine dialogue with followers and is highly focused in her or his niche. As a result, their tribe is more likely to engage in conversation around ideas and products, which often converts interest into actual purchases, and shares on their own feeds. Microinfluencers are catnip for marketers who may be burned out on (allegedly) paying hundreds of thousands to a queen-bee celebrity for a single, quick-to-fade, social media post. Candice Miller of the popular little black lifestyle book for urban moms, (Insta followers: 40,000) notes that for a fledgling enterprise, a feature on her site and feed can often “make their business;” such is the level of trust her smaller-scale approach has

native version, the back-to-the-land skill-sharing camp Spirit Weavers. “We’ll see more offline gatherings but the halo of social will always be there, as it’s ingrained in us now to document what you do in real life and to share it,” says influencer marketing guru Denise Lambertson, who notes that this will also help to grow and strengthen wellness-oriented (but “geography-agnostic”) tribes organized around like values “from veganism or Whole 30, to a certain type of workout or yoga, or the next big digital community trend, ketogenic diets.” Keeping in step with these tribes, Lambertson says that healthy food and beverage products will be increasingly designed, and even developed, to pop visually and quickly communicate clean ingredients and enhanced functionality to savvy consumers, via the small pixelated screen. As connectivity becomes hyperconnectivity, perhaps the best

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Candace Miller, co-founder of and head buyer for Tenet shop in Southampton


direction the influencers can take us is further into ourselves. We all feel the exhaustion of constantly being “on” and absorbing endless info. Influencers themselves, many of whom are now becoming mothers, also feel the burn of a career that, as Candice Miller notes, turns work-life balance into an extreme sport. (A top fashion influencer recently confessed her physical meltdown moment after pulling one too many all-nighters while making content at Paris Fashion Week.)

Deborah Hanekamp, aka @mamamedicine, an energy healer who conducts medicine reading ceremonies in the heart of NYC, sees this social moment reflecting a momentous time of growth, personally and collectively, and opening up a “willingness to connect to people we wouldn’t normally connect to and learn things we didn’t before.” Her popular Instagram feed is a channel for sharing daily rituals— and for some, a doorway to gathering at a group medicine ceremony or retreat. (Hanekamp sometimes shares

products she loves in her Instagram stories without payment, and keeps her feed noncommercial.) “My feed is my secret weapon,” she says. “I use it to initiate others into discovering that no matter who you are, how much you make, or what you do, you can be your own healer.” Converting us from scrolling and shopping to finding a little more peace and space? Watch the wellness-influencer space carefully; find a few gems to follow for inspiration— then remember to turn it all off.

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When Malala Yousafzai was shot at age 15 on her school bus in Pakistan, the world cried for the teenager the Taliban tried to stop from going to school. Instead of instilling fear in her, the harrowing 2012 ordeal gave the young activist the courage to set out on a mission to ensure that every child in the world has an education. A year later, she received the most prestigious European human rights prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, following past recipients like South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. In 2014, Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize—she was the youngest recipient in history—for her

worldwide campaigning efforts for girls’ education and rights. After that came the movie He Named Me Malala, chronicling Yousafzai’s life. Her strong sense of God as love, family, and the universal power of healing comes through in this impactful sit-down, here, with Oprah Winfrey. It’s a Father’s Day tribute, too, to the man who raised his daughter with respect, and who joins her in the discussion. Yousafzai’s recent trip to Pakistan for the first time since the shooting has kept her honorable efforts in the spotlight, with the world still conspiring to further her mission. —Cristina Cuomo


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OPRAH: Is there a part of you that believes that you are, first of all, more connected to humanity in a way that you weren’t before the attack, but that so much of your life belongs to the world? Do you feel that? MALALA: I have gone through these experiences of being deprived of education, and seeing terrorism, seeing schools being blown up. It helps you to know how other people feel when they go through the same circumstances in their lives, when they suffer through the same difficulties. So now, seeing around the world that children cannot get an education, and girls are facing so many difficulties and they are deprived of independence and being themselves, it reminds me of my past, and then I think that with what I have gone through, I should now help people not to go through the same situation of terrorism. OPRAH: So when you were giving your Nobel Peace Prize speech at 17—first of all, how do you even begin to write a Nobel Peace Prize speech? How did you begin to frame that, what you wanted to say to the world? MALALA: Well, just a week or two before the speech, I had my exams. So I was totally focused on exams. I couldn’t give five minutes to the speech. And I said, I need to do well in my exams. So I was just totally focused on my work. OPRAH: For high school still. MALALA: Yes. OPRAH: You’re the only Nobel Peace Prize winner who had to also focus on their exams. MALALA: But I really wanted this speech to be the voice of girls, to be the voice of children. And it was wonderful because we invited five girls from Nigeria, Syria, and three girls from Pakistan, including the two girls who were attacked [on that school bus with me]. And all these girls had a story. They represented girls in Nigeria

who were abducted by Boko Haram, or girls in Pakistan who suffer from sexual violence, or Syrian girls who are now refugees. They had a story, and that made my day very special, to feel that I was not just one girl but I was many. I was speaking on behalf of those millions of girls who are deprived of education, and that really made the award more precious to me. It felt like I was receiving it for the children. OPRAH: When extraordinary things happen, they often begin with ordinary days. There had already been announcements by the Taliban that girls were not supposed to go to school, and girls were not supposed to go to the marketplace in Swat, where you lived. Yet you were still doing it. Were you afraid? MALALA: Well, that was a very difficult time. More than 400 schools were destroyed. And women were not allowed to go to markets. And girls’ education was banned completely. And I was not really afraid of speaking out, but I was afraid to live in that situation. I did not want to live in a situation where I had no freedom, where I did not have the right to be who I wanted. And the next thought that would come to my mind was, am I going to be just like the other women in my community? Getting married at a very early age, 13, 14, and then having children, and then grandchildren, and that’s it. That will be my life. I wouldn’t be myself. OPRAH: You thought, if I don’t get an education, I’m gonna end up like all these other women. MALALA: Yes. And this is what I feared the most. Rather than fearing that if I speak out, I will be targeted. OPRAH: So you were willing to be targeted, even knowing that speaking out you could lose your life. But you didn’t think it was possible. because at that point, the Taliban had never harmed children. Right? MALALA: Yes, you are right. And, they 145

are the most brutal people, terrorists, and they have done things which have shocked people. But no one could imagine they would target children. They have destroyed schools, but they never killed a child, targeted a child who spoke out. And so it was very unusual. And I always used to think about my father, because we both used to speak together about this campaign of education and I would speak on behalf of girls, and he would speak in support of schools, women’s rights, peace and girls’ rights. So I was really worried about my father, that he might be targeted. I used to think, what should I do if someone comes to our house? My mother had put a ladder at the back of the house, so if someone came we would tell my father to go very quickly out the back. And my mother even decided to put a knife under her pillow. But then she said it’s too violent. She wouldn’t do that. And I always used to think about that: How can I protect my father? OPRAH: You described how you were on the bus, sitting there with your friend. Someone stopped the bus and came aboard, but you didn’t immediately think they were there for you. Do you remember the feeling of being shot? MALALA: I don’t remember that incident at all. I just remember I was talking to my friend and thinking about the next day. We had exams at that time. My exam went very well on that day. I was thinking of the next day’s exam. So I was quite happy in that moment. And then suddenly I’m waking up in Birmingham [England] in a hospital, seeing doctors and nurses and having no idea what had happened in between. OPRAH: So when the terrorist enters the bus and asks, Who is Malala? Where is Malala?—what did you think? MALALA: I do not remember. But my best friend, Moniba, says when the

OPRAH: Mm. MALALA: And then she said as he fired bullets, I fell down into her lap and started bleeding. And then they fired two, three more bullets and—my other two friends were hit as well. OPRAH: And when you awakened from the coma, I heard that the first thing that you asked was, where’s your father? MALALA: Yes. Because I thought he got attacked and I was very worried about him. I first thanked God that I was alive. It’s a very difficult moment when you want to wake up and prove

that you are not dead. When I woke up, I said, yes, I am alive. And I’m existing. And I haven’t gone from this world yet. Then I asked, where’s my father? It was a very difficult time—I could not speak, because there was a tube in my neck, and I really wanted to ask many, many questions. And I would try to write them to ask the doctors. But then 10 days later, when I saw my family, that was the first time that I cried. It was a very emotional moment to see my family again. OPRAH: Tell me, in what way did your near-death and the world’s outcry, prayers, candles lit around the world, in what way did that experience deepen the meaning of your life? MALALA: When I was in the hospital, I had no idea that people outside had so much support for me, and they were praying for me and sending cards and letters. But the doctors and the hospital staff would bring

“The best way to fight agains terrorism is to educate girls.”

cards to my room every day. It totally surprised me. I believed in prayers before, but this strengthened my belief in prayers—that the prayers of people are so powerful that that can give you life and that God listens to them. OPRAH: I know you believe there are two reasons your story is unique. Prayer and love. You could feel the love and outpouring from people, could you not? MALALA: Yes. I think there was nothing greater than the love and the prayer of people. It’s so special. You can’t buy it. OPRAH: No. MALALA: It’s a gift of God. OPRAH: You have been called the bravest girl in the world. “Now meet the bravest girl in the world.” What does your heart say when you hear those words? MALALA: People think I did a brave thing, that I spoke out for education, and then even after I was attacked I spoke out again. So it’s defined as bravery. For me, bravery is when you speak up for what is right. And it’s our responsibility. It’s not something extra, that we’re doing a favor to our community. I think it’s our duty to speak out for what is right. OPRAH: And where do you think you started to embody that? We see in the wonderful film, He Named Me Malala, that from a little toddler you’re crawling around in the classrooms and you’re listening to your father teach. So obviously the way you were raised had a lot to do with how you felt about yourself. MALALA: Yes. OPRAH: And the strength that you hold for yourself as a young girl and a growing woman. But where does that come from? Because the thing that you say at the end of the movie is so powerful. I’m not going to give that

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person came and he asked, Who is Malala?, some of the girls looked at me because they had no idea what was going to happen next. Later, I asked her, What did I do? How did I react? Was I scared? And she told me, You said nothing, but you were holding my hand so tightly that I could feel pain on my hand.

away. But what you say, you worked to become this girl. MALALA: Yes. But who really inspired me was my father. And my mother, of course. I went out and listened to my father speaking out for education and for women’s rights. It really inspired me. Sometimes we think that the person who will bring the change will be very special and he would be like Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, that they can’t be among us. And we don’t realize that they are just normal people like us. OPRAH: Like Malala. MALALA: Well, I haven’t done that much yet. And it’s my dream to be like them—the change that they have brought in society, that I can do the same. But it’s the beginning of the journey, and it began with a small step. It’s helping the community. If you truly have that ambition, once you start it, if you have a strong commitment, then you can do it. OPRAH: Your journey is featured in a documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim called He Named Me Malala. You’ve also written a best-selling memoir called I Am Malala. I love where you say, “I know God stopped me from going to the grave. It feels like this life is a second life. People prayed to God to spare me, and I was spared for a reason, to use my life for helping people.” Do you believe that? MALALA: Yes. I strongly believe that. I believe that this life is purely for a purpose and that is helping people. That is, doing something for the world and doing something for the betterment of this society and for girls. And—this is a second life, a new life, yes. OPRAH: You say, “When people talk about the way I was shot and what happened, I think it’s the story of Malala, a girl shot by the Taliban. I don’t feel it’s a story about me at all.” Does it really feel kind of separate

MALALA: Well, I think that in order to go forward, it’s important that you have love in your heart. And I want to have love in my heart. I don’t want to have any hate, any bad feelings in my heart. And that’s what makes me more happy.

Malala’s 2013 memoir sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

from you sometimes? MALALA: I think one reason for this is, I don’t remember the incident. So it does not make me feel like I was the girl who was shot. She was just Malala, the girl who was shot by the Taliban. She has got this definition. She’s now someone else for me. For me, I am this person with a heart who strongly believes that doing something for your people is important and you should do—as much as you can. OPRAH: You say that you’ve never been angry at the men who shot you. Never. Not a moment? 147

OPRAH: So you never had a “why me” moment? MALALA: No. Because I believe that whatever happened, bad or good, it’s really important to focus on the future and learn from your past. In order to go forward, you have to focus on your future. And if every day for the last three years, I would have cried, why it was me, why it was me, nothing would have been done. But instead of saying that, I said, OK, even though I was shot, I’m not the only girl who has been a victim of discrimination in society, or being attacked in terrorism or gotten deprived of education. There are millions of girls. And the best way to fight against terrorism is to educate girls, to empower them, to raise their voices. And in those last three years, I made a trip to Jordan to speak out for Syrian refugees, and to Lebanon and Nigeria, and this is the best revenge you can ever take. OPRAH: Tell me how you celebrated your 18th birthday. MALALA: I went to Lebanon and Jordan, and we opened a school. And that is the greatest thing you can ever do. You see girls in their school uniforms sitting with books, sitting in the classrooms. What else can you do better than this? You changed a girl’s life. You gave her books. OPRAH: From a school you built. Yes. MALALA: Yes. So that was the most precious gift I’ve ever received—the love of those children. OPRAH: Pretty cool. I think it’s wonderful. I was, what, I don’t know, I was 50 when I built a school, not 18.

But when you have won the Nobel Peace Prize at 17, and you’re building schools around the world, and there’s the Malala Fund [] to which anybody can donate, that’s what you want to do. You want to create educational opportunities for 66 million girls in the world who don’t have it. Do you do normal 18-year-old stuff? MALALA: Well, I do have lots of friends now and we go out shopping and go to restaurants, enjoy my time. I also like playing cricket and badminton—and fighting with my brothers. OPRAH: Fighting with your brothers. MALALA: I really enjoy it. OPRAH: So this is what’s interesting: Living your truth nearly cost you your life. You’ve said if you’re afraid, you can’t move forward. Is courage something that you think other people can develop or give to themselves? This belief system that allowed you to stand up for what you believe was the right thing for girls to be able to go to school. Are other people able to have that? MALALA: Well, there’s this fight between courage and fear. Sometimes we choose fear, because we want to protect ourselves. But we don’t realize that by choosing fear, we put ourselves in a situation that has a really bad impact. If I would have kept silent in Swat Valley and my father would have kept silent and all of us would have kept silent, then there would not have been that moment when change would have come to us in our valley. So it’s better to speak out, to have that moment when you say, I’m going to do something for my side. And that needs a bit of courage. Our courage was stronger than our fear. There was fear, it wasn’t that we just totally were fine with what was going on in our society—we were afraid. The fear that I would be away from school really motivated me to have the courage to

speak out. OPRAH: What does it mean to you to be a Muslim woman? MALALA: For me, being Muslim means to be peaceful, to be kind, to always think about others, and to always think that how the one action you take can affect other people’s lives.

“My father let me be who I wanted to be,” says Malala.

OPRAH: So you feel a responsibility to embody what you believe to be the characteristics of Islam? MALALA: Yes. OPRAH: And that is peace. MALALA: Peace. OPRAH: And love. You’ve said that the people who did this to you were not about faith, they were about power. And I think that for so many people in the world, that power and that terrorism and that way of looking at life is what they see of Islam. What do you want to say about what Islam is? What do you want people to know about Islam? MALALA: As far as I know the word Islam means peace. It’s a religion of brotherhood, humanity, kindness and generosity. And what I have learned is that you have to be kind to each other. You have to respect each other’s religious beliefs and culture beliefs. I don’t understand the Islam that the terrorists are showing, that is killing people. OPRAH: And even in your family when this happened, there was a time where your mother was saying, well, they’re not Islam. They cannot be. MALALA: Yes. And when I was attacked, my mother was worried about me, but she also thought about the mother of the person who shot me because she thought, how would that mother feel, whose son just shot three girls in a school van? OPRAH: Do you fear the Taliban still? MALALA: No. Why should I? When you go through the situation, that you are 148

attacked and you are nearly killed, and after that you survive and you are alive and you’re still speaking out, then there’s nothing else you should be afraid of. Like, what else can they do? They can only kill me. And it didn’t work. So it means nothing else can work. And this movement is still alive. This movement that girls deserve education, this campaign, this voice, it’s still alive. They can’t kill it. OPRAH: And even if they do kill you? MALALA: They can’t stop the movement. This is what I want to survive. Not me. But the movement. OPRAH: Has this experience made you less afraid of death? MALALA: Yes. Definitely. Before the attack, I used to think, how would it feel if I were attacked? I sometimes did think that I would be attacked. But after I was attacked, as I said in my U.N. speech, I realized they changed nothing in my life except that weakness, fear and hopelessness died and strength, power and courage was born. I feel stronger than before. OPRAH: Your father and mother raised some kind of woman child! MALALA: Thank you. OPRAH: I’ve met your father. He’s an extraordinary man. What do you want to say about him before he joins the conversation? Because it’s hard when

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you’re sitting next to the person to say the things you feel sometimes. I could weep thinking about your father. Because obviously I know that there is nature, you’re born a certain way, and then there’s nurturing and support. But I marvel at the kind of vision and foresight your father had to allow you to be a girl who could grow in her own truth, and to allow that in a culture that said nobody else is doing that. I mean, your father may be the bravest person I’ve ever seen. MALALA: About my father, I can say that he let me to be who I wanted. He did not stop me. And if he would have become the typical father who stopped their daughters, not to go to school, not to be independent, not to have a say, not to have the right to speak, I wouldn’t have become who I am today. My father never, ever, stopped me from having a say and from saying that I, too, have an opinion. Even when I was 8, 9, 10, 11. He said, Yes, your view matters. And you should give your ideas. And he would appreciate it. He would say, Oh, well done. Amazing. OPRAH: And that is not true of all women in your culture. MALALA: Yes. OPRAH (to Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai): We were complimenting you. I think you share that Nobel Peace Prize in a way because to be

able to raise a daughter who could live her truth the way your daughter does, is so exemplary, and speaks to you and your wife. We see in the movie—it’s a precious moment in He Named Me Malala, when you’re brought the scrolls of your family tree, and there is not one female’s name on the generations. You look at it and say, “I’m going to put my daughter’s name. Malala.” Why did you do that? ZIAUDDIN: In patriarchal society, usually women are associated only with men. Mr. So and So’s daughter. Mr. So and So’s mother. Even if you take a woman to the doctor and the doctor asks, what’s this lady’s name? And the man says, just write Mr. So and So’s wife. For me, it was unacceptable. Malala had a name.

that this girl, she is campaigning for Western education, then she should be killed.

OPRAH: And were you doing that in defiance of the culture? ZIAUDDIN: Yes, of course. I mean, I can’t say that in patriarchal societies fathers don’t love their daughters. But how do you manifest your love. Is your love only controlling your daughters? Is your love only to make them like slaves, that you say that I am controlling your honor and chastity, so I’m keeping you in four walls. I’m not educating you, because it is my idea of love? For me, love was something different. Because of my education, the way I was groomed, I learned that love means freedom. Love means respect. Love means independence. And that made my treatment and my mindset and my behavior different toward my daughter.

OPRAH: Malala, finish this sentence. I believe... MALALA: I believe and I know for sure that if you have strong commitment within your heart, if you have love in your heart, that you want to do something better, the whole world and the whole universe supports you and your cause. I had this simple one-sentence dream that was to see every child going to school. And I spoke out for it and my father spoke out for it in this small valley in Pakistan, Swat Valley, and the journey started, and now it’s going on and getting better and developing each and every day.

OPRAH: One of the things that struck me the most in He Named Me Malala, is you said she was not shot by a person, but by an ideology. What did you mean by that? ZIAUDDIN: That’s a very important question. The way some of the terrorists take Islam is the way they define it. I mean, if you ask the guys who attacked her, they don’t know. They have been just told that, somebody told him 149

OPRAH: So she’s forgiven them. She never had any anger. You didn’t have any anger either? ZIAUDDIN: Of course. I mean, I have an anger because of the power seekers who have defamed and distorted the true religion of Islam. I have anger. OPRAH: About that. ZIAUDDIN: About that. And I feel pity on the youth and on the young men who have been recruited for this horrible job. They don’t know better. They have been completely brainwashed, like robots. I feel pity for the boys who did that.

OPRAH: What do you believe about love? MALALA: Love is the greatest thing on Earth. What’s more beautiful than love? The love of your parents, the love of your brothers, and after that day, what I received was the love of people. That really strengthened me. If I wouldn’t have received it, I might not have been able to go forward. Courtesy of Harpo, Inc./Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, which are available on Apple Podcasts:



Washington Irving, the author of the beautiful quote above, also wrote the wonderful short story “Rip Van Winkle,” about a man who goes to sleep in the Catskill Mountains for several decades, and when he wakes up, the world around him has drastically changed. He has slept through the death of his wife, and the growth of his daughter, life has transformed around him, yet he has no memory of the passing of time. I read that story as a kid, and hated it. Beautifully written, yes, but what an unbearable loss it seemed. My mother too has spent many wonderful days in the Catskill Mountains while visiting my family on our lake in upstate New York. She has played with my kids, canoed on the lake, planted in the garden, and slumbered on the hammock. Unlike Rip Van Winkle, however, my mother hasn’t slept through life’s momentous events. In fact, she has participated fully in the growth of her children, the death of her husband, the births of her grandchildren, and all of the miraculous moments that life has gifted her, but she also has no memory of the passage of time. She has Alzheimer’s. I will never stop yearning for her to wake up and simply need an update on the last 20 years, rather than an update on her entire life. My memories are not fact. Science says our memories

change each time they are recalled, and that no two people’s memories are the same, even if they are recalling the same event. Memories are affected by emotion and perspective. As one of five children, I am grateful to have shared so many wonderful childhood experiences with my siblings, but I know these don’t necessarily translate into duplicate memories. So these memories are mine, of my adventures with my mother. This is not a disease where one can “make lemonade from lemons”; there is nothing good about Alzheimer’s, and I resist even a nod toward accepting its ravages. But I will say that my beautiful mother has managed to teach me, even through the destruction of her capabilities and creativity, that there is such a thing as indestructible spirit. Pursue your dreams, now. Be in the moment, now. Fill your head with good loving thoughts, now. These are gifts from my mother, learned over the years, but especially poignant as the one place she lives the most fully is in the “now.” She cannot remember 150

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“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” —WASHINGTON IRVING

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member of the circus. She notices the seasons as they advance, the water rippling on her dark Texas lake, the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush in April. My mother always made a beautiful home: She filled a space with light and color and aroma, with silk pillows and Japanese tonsus made of cherrywood, with marble-covered dressers, with jazz records and, of course, with lovely flower arrangements that greeted you like a deep curtsy, and a warm hug, when you entered the room. At her lake home in Texas, we light a fire and watch a movie and I say, “That’s me, Mom. In the movie. It’s called The Spitfire Grill.” She makes the connection between me and the film, and she smiles and nods. “Wonderful,” she demurs. “You visited me on that set, and on Mother’s Day we woke up and looked out the window of the old cabin I was renting, and saw my Jeep Grand Wagoneer completely covered in jonquils! Hundreds of them!” I imagine I see a spark of recognition, and go on. “My ex covered the car in jonquils on Mother’s Day—maybe two hundred of them!” She laughs, happy to imagine this scene. “He was trying to impress you, Mom!” “Well, he did,” she responds, then adds: “That’s the happiest flower in the garden, the daffodil.” I am thrilled that she had made the connection between daffodil and jonquil. For some reason I always call them jonquils, maybe because once I heard Katharine Hepburn call them that, but Mom prefers daffodils. Yes! She has remembered that they are the same thing! A small but important victory.

the past. She cannot imagine the future. But she is fully aware of the now. Through a daughter’s eyes, I share her stories in hopes of keeping her legacy alive. Grief and loss have cycles, like the seasons. Sometimes loss can spur the planting of new seeds and give birth to a creative rush. Sometimes, however, loss can crush a seed, or force it to lie dormant for years. But healing is a long, complicated and uncharted road. Unexpected loss turned for me into abject fury. Furious that the sun continued to rise. Furious at my helplessness. Furious at my sorrow. Over the past few years, my mother’s Alzheimer’s disease has mimicked an evaporating spill. That’s what the memories seem to do, evaporate. One minute a person’s face, or the function of a spoon, is known. The next minute, it has disappeared and is replaced with confusion, or frustration, or amusement. Language tumbles out in no particular shape sometimes, words intersperse that at once make sense but don’t. There is a stealthy, cowardly, dangerous protein in my mother’s brain neurons that is malfunctioning, causing the toxic buildup to remain in her brain’s neural cells rather than being washed away. In science photographs, this protein often looks like an unruly, tangled flower, but it is not a flower. It is a weed called Tau. It covers the path of neural connection like a weed run wild, slowly choking the path of memory. It is this toxicity that seems to be the cause of Alzheimer’s, and though mice have been restored to memory in Australia with sound therapy, to date there is no cure for humans. Millions of men and women suffer this barren brain devastation, and the brutality of it enrages me. Rich, fertile minds, PhDs and scientists, plumbers and dancers, doctors, presidents, inventors, teachers and firemen. Minds that gave birth to life-changing devices and ideas, minds and bodies that raised children and said prayers, and grew old hoping to sit around a fireplace, cozy in an overstuffed couch with their children, slicing into turkey and mashed potatoes, catching up on lives, sharing memories—these minds...these people...are now deprived of the validation of the memory of their lives. They don’t remember who they were. Their grandchildren will never know who they were. The histories of these minds become muted, evaporated, and exist only in the storytelling and memory of family, friends and children. This is a disease with no dignity, yet my mother has somehow managed to keep hers. Her appreciation of beauty remains as a purifier for her spirit. She notices the cardinals, the blue jays, the mallards, the squirrel hanging upside down on the feeder swinging like a

From THE SEASONS OF MY MOTHER: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers by Marcia Gay Harden. Copyright © 2018 by MARCIA GAY HARDEN. Reprinted by permission of ATRIA BOOKS, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Marcia Gay Harden with her mother, Beverly, in 1991.



ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND An intimate look into the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, told largely through Robin’s own voice.


BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY A disaffected comedy writer stumbles on a hidden world of bizarre corporate entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man.


CHEF FLYNN Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. Flynn's notoriety stems from his exclusive pop-up dinners in NYC and LA starting at the age of 12. His highly-anticipated first official restaurant, Gem, opened this year in New York City.

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When Ed Bulgin—father, builder, surfer, pilot—was raising his kids, James and Lee Ann (pictured here with him in front of his Beechcraft Baron G 58) in Southampton, he’d fly them all over for family adventures—Vermont for skiing, the Bahamas for fishing, out West and Newfoundland for biking trips, Hawaii for surfing. And with all that traveling in their veins, the kids remain close to home, where Lee Ann runs her store, Satori, in Sag Harbor, and James is a yoga instructor at Five Pillars. As James recalls, “I look back now and think how cool to have a dad that would just fly us to Mount Snow for a ski day.” —Cristina Cuomo




SoulCycle’s founding senior master instructor feels amazing in her fifth decade. days, avocado mash on Fridays, lemons in the hair on the weekends, coconut oil on the skin for moisture, and sleep, lots of sleep. Turning 50 for me has been emotionally challenging. I’m finding that the more time I spend with myself, the deeper I feel connected to my person. I see so many people every day that when I get home, it’s important for me to decompress, to release the energy I have taken on from my students, to rest, refuel, and be. My 20s were complete discovery. In my 30s, I honed in on my career path, partied and traveled on a budget. I had a career boon in my 40s, and learned how to co-parent. My 50s is uncharted territory, but with a secure feeling that whatever direction life takes me, my experience and sobriety can handle it. What I know for sure (I learned from Oprah) is that there is no doubt life is one gigantic test of love and patience. Aging is the most awesome thing, so long as you exercise (stellar wisdom from my 99-year-old grandma). The closer you get to 50, the better you are.

If you would have asked me 30 years ago how I thought I would look when I turned 50 in 2018, I probably would have told you something completely opposite to how I actually look today. If you asked me in my 30s how I would feel in my 50s, I would have most likely answered “old.” There is an explanation for why I feel 35 in my 50s. It is one that is also backed up by scientific evidence that exercise pauses the aging process, and for sure a set of great genes and fresh telomeres are what I owe to my amazing state of being. When I was younger I was a crazy athlete, but that doesn’t mean that because you weren’t an athlete you can’t also feel young when you eventually reach the big 5-0. Exercise to me was natural—pushing my body, running extremely long distances at 10 years old. Running cross-country in high school, swimming, playing basketball and softball were normal, 12 months a year. I was nonstop. At the same time, I grew up with a single mom who was super into self-care. We masked every week at home. Paying for facials wasn’t a thing in our house. We completely DIY’d everything: egg whites painted onto faces on Tues154



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In 2007, The Wall Street Journal reported membership cost $750,000

Built by Rees Jones on the site of the Bridgehampton Race Circuit, so signs like Chevron Gasolines and a lot of roadway are still visible.

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Bill Coore and two-time Masters champ Ben Crenshaw designed the course, which sports a 21,000-square-foot clubhouse.

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Designer Willie Park Jr.’s course has farms to the north, sea to the south. Holes 9 and 14 were on Golf magazine’s list of 100 greatest holes in America.

Groucho Marx allegedly asked to join. Told why he couldn’t, he retorted, “My kids are only half-Jewish. Can they play at least the front nine?”

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Described by Macdonald as “a God-endowed stretch of blessed seclusion,” it hosted the first Walker Cup in 1922.

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A links course fashioned after traditional Scottish greens by Willie Davis Jr. and William Flynn, it’s routinely listed as one of the country’s 10 best.

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get hurt.” So before training begins, each client is given an intensive assessment, starting with a comprehensive medical history, followed by a functional movement screen that evaluates how the client performs seven basic moves (including squats, lunges and gait). If someone can’t do, say, a squat, Weller will offer corrective exercises. The third part of the assessment is neurokinetic therapy, which gives Weller insight into the dysfunctional movement patterns in the client’s brain. “From that assessment, I then customize a training program,” he explains. Even the warmups are tailored to the individual. “It’s all about correcting your weak spots before you get moving.” He next focuses on the core—“the deep core. You’d be amazed how many people with six-packs have completely weak cores.” Weller follows that with functional strength training—exercises that mimic real-life movements—and HIIT, which stands for high intensity interval training (i.e. cardio intervals). “The latest science says that interval-based training is the best for your heart,” he notes. Weller also recommends clients cross-train at the Pilates and Gyrotonic studio upstairs to enhance mobility and improve core strength. 15 Lumber Lane, East Hampton,

Last summer Ari Weller, the owner of Philosofit in East Hampton, was teaching a class at one of his client’s homes, where a houseguest just happened to be Dr. Mehmet Oz. “I taught the guests what I call Stability Stretching [a type of stretching that incorporates resistance],” Weller recalls. “Dr. Oz said, ‘This is awesome! I’ve never seen anything like it. Can I film a few of these moves so I can try them at home?’ I said sure. A week later I got a call and Dr. Oz told me, ‘I want you on the show! I had knee pain I could not resolve, and you fixed it.’” His appearance on Dr. Oz’s show last October wasn’t the only big news for Philosofit of late. Weller also recently added a Pilates studio and expanded his Gyrotonic offerings in a second-floor space. He’s recruited Susan Moran Sheehy, a 30-year veteran and one of the most renowned teachers in the industry, to head the Pilates program; she also teaches mat and Tower classes and private sessions. Weller himself focuses on bespoke personal training, which prioritizes correcting bad movement patterns. “We don’t train anyone unless we’ve assessed them first,” he says. “Because if we have them do exercises that exacerbate their movement pattern dysfunction, they’re just going to 158

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The March for Our Lives proved young people’s determination to be heard. Thirteen years ago, the students of East Hampton Middle School protested a different safety threat: unhealthy school lunch food. They’d seen the documentary Super Size Me, and boycotted their cafeteria, a show of grit that galvanized East Hamptonite Doug Mercer to create Wellness Foundation (WF), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting healthy living. The Foundation’s principles are observed daily at restaurants such as The Golden Pear Café, which marks WF-approved menu items—like avocado toast, gazpacho, vegetarian chili and a kale-quinoa veggie burger called The Water Mill—with a W. Its victories are celebrated annually at the WF Summer Benefit: This year’s fete, co-chaired by model Carolyn Murphy and Mets star Keith Hernandez, takes place at Mulford Farm on June 16. WF makes getting and staying well as easy as child’s play, with healthy eating initiatives that motivate all demographics of the community, from kindergarteners to nonagenarians. Thanks to its in-school program, WKids: Healthy Food For Life, children learn a vital lesson not taught at most American schools: how to take charge of their health with whole foods. It’s jaw-dropping to watch kids trade chocolate milk and sugar cookies for green smoothies and kale chips, clamoring to prepare these snacks for themselves. “The WKids nutrition and wellness program is in nearly every public elementary and middle school from Southampton to Montauk, and some private schools,” says

Michele Sacconaghi, WF president and CEO. “Over the past 13 years, more than 15,000 children in our local schools have taken part in this free six-week program.” Meanwhile, for the generations not schooled in healthy classrooms, WF offers continuing veg-ucation: Wellness Challenge 360°, seven-week coaching sessions designed to eliminate processed foods, sugar, dairy and animal products, while embracing “workable exercise goals” and stress-reducing mindfulness tools. Registration is open for the summer session, which meets at the foundation’s Sag Harbor HQ on Saturdays at 9AM (June 30-August 11) and Thursdays at 6PM (July 12-August 23). Since 2012, Wellness Challenge grads dropped a combined 2,582 pounds and 15,323 cholesterol points. Allison Biscardi took the Challenge in 2016 together with her fiancé, Robert, who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “The only promise his doctor could make was that he’d be bedridden or dead within 10 years,” she recalls. Allison and Robert each dropped 60 pounds, and after six months, “Robert stopped taking medication and noticed the disappearance of pain in his joints, cognitive problems, bladder issues, and muscle spasms.” Wellness Challenge graduates even receive a cash return on their investment: complete the program, provide final bloodwork, and receive a $50 refund. The remaining $200, along with individual and corporate donations, helps fund programming for the community’s kids, whom Doug Mercer calls “the change-makers of the future.” 160


A beacon of plant-powered enlightenment, Wellness Foundation equips locals­—most importantly, children—with invaluable information about nutrition. BY JULIA SZABO

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“I’m lending my expertise to what makes fitness wear great and expressive,” says Anderson.

Two blonde dynamos, Jill Martin, the Emmy-award winning TV personality and creative director behind the über-successful QVC lifestyle brand, G.I.L.I., and fitness guru Tracy Anderson, have teamed up to launch a new line of athleisure wear, Tracy Anderson for G.I.L.I.. On June 5, Martin and Anderson will release the functional, fashionable and affordable collection, which will be sold exclusively on the multi-platform retailer. “I’m happy that people are getting dressed up for their workouts. It’s super-positive,” says Anderson. “I’m lending my expertise to what makes fitness wear great and expressive, and the statement I wanted to make with this line is that you can wear high-quality leggings without spending $200. I’m a single mom of two, so I understand: even though I’m a successful career woman, I don’t want to spend that.” Apart from super-soft, high-waisted and mesh leggings, the Tracy Anderson for G.I.L.I. line will consist of bodysuits, reversible sports bras, peplum jackets, baby terry joggers and gym bags. Most of the pieces are meant to be able to go from workout to

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a lunch, shopping or social engagement. “The colors and cuts are amazing, and the fact that you can throw on a really cool jacket and go pick up your kids is great. I will also wear them with shorts or jeans,” says Anderson. “I’ve been wearing body suits for years; they are very supportive and flattering to so many bodies. It’s important to like what you are seeing in the mirror while working out.” Martin says she even wears the clothing to restaurants. “The t-shirts are very comfy; 95 percent cotton with 5 percent spandex. They are a little long, so in case you don’t love your midsection or backside, you have extra coverage. I throw a jacket over them and head to dinner or wear them on-air at the Today show.” Bodysuits come in three-quarter sleeves, for those who are still working on their arms. “The body suits are made of peached knit, with a soft hand feel and spandex, so they feel like pajamas, but hold you in. And design elements are placed to make you look your slimmest,” explains Martin. “All of us have parts of our body we don’t love—even Giselle.”


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TruFusion is the food court of workout studios: It offers over 65 different workouts, including yoga, barre, Pilates, boot camp, TRX, boxing, indoor cycling, aerial, kettlebell and battle ropes. This summer, the company is opening a pop-up in Southampton. “TruFusion is quickly becoming the new standard for how people work out and will give people a taste of what to expect before we launch in Soho later this year,” says Alex Rodriguez, the former Yankee who is a spokesman for, and board member of, the company, which first launched in Las Vegas in 2013. Some of its signature classes include Tru Hot Pilates, Kettlebell Core and Kettlebell Booty, Down & Dirty Bootcamp (which adds a little bump and grind to the standard boot camp) and Soulful Sunday (hot vinyasa yoga accompanied by modern and classic songs). TruFusion’s pop-up will open Memorial Day and run through Labor Day. TruFusion Hamptons, 5 Windmill Lane, Suite 4, Southampton;


Once again, Gurney’s Montauk is hosting the Summer of Wellth in collaboration with the Wellth Collective. Every weekend, the resort will host the fitness world’s hottest teachers; confirmed so far are these classes: Yoga classes by BYoga, a local Montauk studio that offers a variety of styles—vinyasa, power, restorative, ashtanga and more—and promises a “fun and irreverent” experience. ModelFIT, a sculpting workout beloved by both models and mortals, that emphasizes small, slow, focused moves. LIFTED, the brainchild of Holly Rilinger, a former Flywheel teacher (and star of Bravo’s Work Out New York), a HIIT class that alternates intense training intervals and meditation. Megan Roup + The Sculpt Society, a hybrid of dance cardio, calisthenics and strength training with light weights. ((305)) Fitness, a cardio dance workout with a DJ spinning the tunes. After class, relax at the Beach Club, Gurney’s newly renovated private beach. Dates are still TBD at press time. 164

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SoulCycle has invited Tribeca mainstay Taryn Toomey to open a​new studio in The Barn, its Bridgehampton location. Toomey has been a SoulCycle fan for years, and SoulCycle instructors frequent The Class by Taryn Toomey, a yoga-boot camp hybrid, so the partnership was a natural fit. Like Toomey’s Tribeca flagship, her first Hamptons studio, which offers daily classes, is a sensory experience that sets the tone for the mind-body workout. “Each space is designed with the specific location in mind, and in this case, it’s the warmth of the beach, a feeling meant to be serene and light,” says Toomey. As in Tribeca, the classes are taught by instructors who encourage students to push through any discomfort and resistance. —Michele Shapiro Taryn Toomey at the Barn, 264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton,

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During a walk on the beach in Southold, life and business coach Ellie Gordon and artist Meghan Boody, who’d met only the week before at a New York City gallery event, realized they were both passionate about female transformation. They launched Gang of Girls right then and there. Six years later, GOG, a powerful community for women to share experiences through storytelling and teaching, has blossomed to over 100 members. “We often roll up our sleeves and get into the nitty-gritty with members who present specific issues,” Boody says. “We tend to focus on inner peace, gratitude and nonreactive strategies, so no matter what happens, our members stand strong.” Gang of Girls hosts an annual weekend-long summer extravaganza in Southold, featuring guided meditations, collaborative meals, tarot readings, an in-house exercise routine, and, of course, lounging around the pool and beach—“everything you would imagine at a self-respecting pajama party,” says Boody. To attend a GOG intro meeting in June, contact

For actress and entrepreneur Alison Chace, part of personal growth means creating spaces for others to flourish. Chace, who frequently performs with the off-Broadway theatre company The Barrow Group, and recently joined the cast of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, launched the advice website Pink Wisdom two years ago. “Little did I know how much I needed to learn about what I planned to teach,” Chace says. Today, Pink Wisdom brings together 55 women—life coaches, entrepreneurs and relationship experts—to share information with other women online through short videos. Chace also hosts salons where authors, therapists, female founders, life coaches, bloggers, spiritual practitioners and executive coaches mingle with like-minded individuals. “I don’t think of myself so much as the expert,” the Quogue summer resident says, “but rather an expert who is really good at gathering the experts who offer advice and support. Someone once told me I was like an entrepreneur of entrepreneurs. I loved that.”

Too often networking can feel like a chore, devoid of meaningful conversations. HER NYC requests that you leave the business cards at home when attending their events. Hospitality maven Marika Frumes, co-founder of the HER USA, helps gather together groups of 25 women of all different ages leading the way, in a variety of industries, at curated dinners. “Women are finally acting on the idea that together, we are stronger,” Frumes says. “When we strip away our masks, we quickly see that everyone has a struggle, everyone has an ‘ask.’” Dinner guests are invited to share moments of personal growth they might not own up to at a more formal gathering, and take inspiration from and support each other along the way. So far, thanks to Frumes, HER NYC has brought together more than 1000 women. Larger monthly gatherings offer other opportunities for connection. “It’s nice to see that regardless of whether you’re 25 or 50, no one has it figured out,” says Frumes. “Life is a constant lesson, and we hear that at the table.”



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From running to reggae, going locavore to Laurie Anderson, wildlife to space travel, there’s something for everyone out East this summer. BY CHARLOTTE DEFAZIO Fellow Travelers at Bay Street Theater Attend the world premiere of a new play by Jack Canfora, set during Hollywood’s notorious blacklist period amidst the volatile relationship between three theater icons: writer Arthur Miller (played by Wayne Alan Wilcox of Gilmore Girls), director Elia Kazan (Vince Nappo, The Last Tycoon) and actress Marilyn Monroe (Rachel Spencer Hewitt). Tickets from $40, 1 Bay St.;

what it means to be a locavore, and the many nutritional as well as environmental benefits of eating locally-sourced food. Also find out what fruits and vegetables are in season throughout the year on Long Island. Kids (3-12) $10, adults $15. 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton;

Learn about outerspace adventures from an astronaut on June 27 at Guild Hall.


The Surf Lodge Concert Series Opening the 2018 summer series at the Lodge is actor, rapper and singer Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son, followed by South African synth-pop singer St. Lucia (July 8), and soulful blues rocker Gary Clark Jr. (August 10). All shows are free and the venue fills up fast, so get there early, or make a dinner reservation for better access. 183 Edgemere St., Montauk;

From $1,000. 90 2nd House Rd., Montauk;


Annual Shelter Island Run The nonprofit Shelter Island Run, Inc., is dedicated to creating positive awareness through running and health at its annual 10K/5K run and walk, which raises funds for the community and local charities. 5K registration for kids from $15, adults from $30; 10K for adults from $40. Starting line at Bateman Road and School Street;

Laurie Anderson’s new exhibit features three different mediums.


Laurie Anderson at Guild Hall Avant-garde artist, composer, musician, film director, and longtime partner of the late Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson’s forthcoming exhibition at Guild Hall will be divided into three components, allowing visitors to experience her genius via virtual reality, video performance and large-scale drawings. Free; Anderson will also be performing live on July 14, tickets from $45. 158 Main St., East Hampton;


Be a Locavore, What’s It All About? Ashley Federici, a SoFo (South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center) Environmental Educator, leads a program for adults and teens on


The Wailers at The Stephen Talkhouse The legendary reggae band is led by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and original Wailers guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, who played for years alongside Bob Marley. Tickets $100. 161 Main St., Amagansett;

Gary Clark Jr. plays The Surf Lodge.

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“Welcome Summer” Goddess Retreat with Jessica Bellofatto Jessica Bellofatto, of JBYoga and SUP, will lead a women’s empowerment retreat in Montauk with yoga, SUP, meditation and hiking. Also included in the package is accomodation at the Solé East Resort, with three healthy meals each day.


Annual GET WILD Benefit The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrates its 12th annual GET WILD benefit hosted by Joan and Bernard Carl in their stunning home garden called 168

Little Orchard. Proceeds go to the rescue center (Eastern Long Island’s only wildlife hospital) and its mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back into their natural habitat. Tickets from $250. Southampton;


Frost/Nixon at Bay Street Theater Written by Peter Morgan, the drama explores of the clash of politics and the media with a series of interviews conducted between British journalist David Frost and former President Nixon three years after he resigned. Starring Harris Yulin (Scarface) as Nixon and Daniel Gerroll as Frost. Tickets from $40. 1 Bay St.;


Space Exploration If you or your kids have wondered what it’s like to be an astronaut, this is a special day to learn firsthand from the experts. The Montauk Observatory and Guild Hall are hosting USMC Col. Randolph “Komrade” Bresnik, a NASA astronaut who returned in December after 139 days in space as Commander of the International Space Station (ISS). Free. 158 Main St., East Hampton;

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Celebrating the exhibition Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons

Friday, August 10, 5pm–11pm The Party of the Season! 5–6:30pm Exhibition Preview Be the first to see the Guild Hall Museum exhibition, Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons. Curated by Phyllis Tuchman.

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6:30–9pm Party at a private location with cocktails, dinner, & auction A convivial evening of music, dancing, dining, and an exhilarating live auction. Truly a unique Hamptons experience.

9pm–11pm After Party Join our dinner guests at a DJ-ed after party with drinks and dessert.

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Even the mightiest stars must fall. May 29-June 17

A New Play by Jack Canfora Directed by Michael Wilson

The explosive political exposé from the creator ofThe Crown. June 26-July 22 A Play by Peter Morgan Directed by Sarna Lapine

Power and politics. With star quality. July 31-August 26

Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Directed by Will Pomerantz

Evita sponsored in part by Baron’s Cove Pay What You Can sponsored by Sotheby’s International Realty Previews sponsored by Peconic Landing

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Get Wild Benefit Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 PM

HOSTED BY JOAN AND BERNARD CARL Little Orchard Southampton, New York HONORING: Jay Schneiderman, Southampton Town Supervisor Susan McGraw Keber, East Hampton Town Trustee GALA CHAIRS Ellen and Chuck Scarborough BENEFIT CO-CHAIRS Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Alexandra and Peter Campbell Joan and Bernard Carl Kim Cattrall Brigid Fitzgerald and Michael Katz Nancy Juvonen and Jimmy Fallon Linda and Ben Lambert Beth Stern BENEFIT COMMITTEE:

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With 2018 marking the 50th anniversary year of the Beatles’ White Album, written in Rishikesh, India, during the band’s several-week transcendental meditation retreat with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, we take a by-the-numbers look at Fab Four icon, Amagansett resident and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Paul McCartney.


More than 2,200 artists have recorded McCartney’s song for the Beatles, “Yesterday,” one of the most covered songs in history.


Number of children McCartney has. He also has eight grandchildren.


Number of books McCartney has published, which includes autobiographies, poems, paintings, and songbooks.


Number of years McCartney has been practicing transcendental meditation.


Year McCartney and his daughters Mary and Stella launched Meat Free Monday, to show how meat eating harms the environment.

HOROSCOPE: Gemini, b. June 18 Paul McCartney’s Gemini sun sign makes him and all Geminis masters of the written and spoken word. Geminis are known for having quick minds, and because their ruling planet is Mercury, the god of communication, they are our quintessential wordsmiths, delightfully social, whimsical and irresistibly flirtatious, often leaving a trail of broken hearts behind. McCartney also has Pisces rising, which is reflected in his dreamy poetic side, and a Leo moon—making him someone who belongs in the limelight. —by Karen Thorne, karenthorne. com, @karenthornesastrologaie



Date James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, Age at which McCartney England. His mother, Mary, wrote his first song and was a medical nurse and received his first instrument, midwife, and his father, Jim, a trumpet. The following year, supported the family as a he met John Lennon. cotton salesman and pianist. 174


McCartney released his first solo album, McCartney, in 1970. The album featured his first solo hit, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.”


Year McCartney was made a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace, for his contributions to music in the UK and worldwide.


Number of Grammy awards McCartney has received, including two Lifetime Achievement Awards—as part of the Beatles and solo.


Number of years since McCartney became a vegetarian, in 1975. In 2013, he went vegan.

Photo courtesy of @paulmccartney; quote from, July 24, 2014

McCartney with artist Willem de Kooning, in East Hampton circa 1983. “In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity—and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-soquiet world.”

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In May, fashion designer Stella McCartney received the David Lynch Foundation’s 2018 Humanitarian Award and shared her words, her heart, and the strength of transcendental meditation with Purist. Isabella Rossellini provides the introduction.

is, I kept saying to Bob, “I’m a terrible, terrible student.” I’m not religious about it, I just do it when I feel the need. The great thing about Bob is he’s always made me feel like that’s allowed, which is an expression my mum always used to say: “It’s allowed.” Bob taught my kids to meditate and I was in the room because they were little. He’d say, “Here is your mantra word that you repeat.” And the next kid comes in—I have four kids—“And this is your word.” By child four, we’re all on the same mantra. A couple years in—because my kids are pretty savvy—they said to each other, “Is this your word? That’s mine. Do we all have that?” They’ve grown obviously and escalated to second-stage meditation and they all have different mantras. The thing about you not being able to tell anyone or share your mantra is... my mum and dad actually told each other their mantras, which I feel is extremely romantic. I haven’t even told my husband my mantra. The David Lynch Foundation’s work for women’s initiatives is really magnificent. They’re giving meditation to people for free, which is probably one of the best gifts I think you can give anyone. It is something you can take everywhere. We carry a lot of baggage around in our lives. Meditation is something that I just carry around in my back pocket and in my heart with me for free. It’s weightless and effortless and it’s a real gift.

Stella McCartney has built an empire with a very sensible approach to the environment. When I wear her fashions, I don’t feel guilty and I’ve learned about lots of things that I didn’t know. She has worked for years to protect women of domestic violence through the support of the White Ribbon Campaign. She is a firm believer in preserving our planet, and protecting all of us who inhabit it. And now she’s teaming up with the David Lynch Foundation on a very special program to teach others the importance of transcendental meditation. She’s a true visionary. —Isabella Rossellini The David Lynch Foundation is an extraordinary foundation. I think Bob Roth is amazing. I’m so honored to know him; I’m so honored to have had him teach my children how to meditate. I was born into meditation. I can’t take credit for anything. I knew about it at a very early age, but I think on a personal level for me, I came to meditation through trauma and through loss. When my mother passed away 20 years ago, I went to meet the Maharishi. I said, “Dad, this is the time to get back into the meditation mode.” I’ve only started talking about it very recently through Bob’s magnificent book, Strength in Stillness. I feel a little unsettled talking about it still, but I had a lot of panic attacks when my mum passed away and I didn’t really know how to deal with it. I began to meditate and it saved me. It really helped me and the funny thing 176

By Mary McCartney courtesy of @thebeatleschildren

Stella McCartney has been meditating since childhood.

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