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“If the truth is hidden in a vault that you don’t have access to how can you make the right choice?” –Anthony William, Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal

We’re all on a path, moving with the present. Our only choice is to make choices—and why not make the best ones with the most pared-down, necessary information? My healthy path to wellness began early on. I always ate well—thanks to my mother, who shopped organic when it was still a hippie-dippie word—but I didn’t know the health benefits of what I was eating until I was old enough to make choices of my own and discovered the accuracy of people like William, who addresses the most misunderstood topics in health. I continued on this path as a mother seeking smarter options for my kids, going for an integrative nutrition degree, and discovering new physical, mental and—dare I say—spiritual nourishment on a surfboard, an odyssey my then-6-year-son, Mario, took me on. From this solitary contemplation of nature, I saw my path clearly, and knew I had to create a vehicle to address this newly formed philosophy I was embracing: a wellness state. Purist was born out of a need to capture this state of mind. Once you have the right lens through which to view life, everything becomes clear. And that’s what Purist aspires to be—mindful about things that matter. In this, our first issue, we offer a catalog of the different aspects that make up well-being. In our Food Is Medicine section, there’s nature’s wellspring—everything local to sate and heal your body, skin and soul. There’s also our Play section, in which you’ll find ways to interact with nature to be your best physical self. But, this wellness state isn’t just a sip or sweat away. It’s also about how we think, what we wear, what we build, what we drive,

how we live. It’s an approach to a well-lived life. One of my favorite columns (I could never choose one; that would be like asking me to choose a favorite child!) is Game Changer, where we feature a food of distinction changing the environment in some special way. In this issue, it’s the Montauk Pearl oyster, whose farming has saved the toxic waters all around this fair isle. A game-changer, indeed. In our Mindful section, we provide food for thought by enlisting those who live the philosophy. Singer/actress Melissa Errico, whose sense of humor is a welcome ingredient, writes about how the right second thoughts can actually be good. The most attainable state of awareness, according to Jerry Seinfeld and Howard Stern, is found through practicing Transcendental Meditation, and the two have a conversation in this issue about this being the real secret to their staying power. Of course, resetting through sleep effectively nourishes every aspect of one’s being, says contributor Arianna Huffington, who has devoted herself to furthering that simple message. Then there’s the keynote to wellness—living a socially conscious life—exemplified by our cover subject, Christy Turlington Burns. She is also a living testament to aging on your own terms, and appears purely herself on our cover. Our contributor Julianne Moore also dedicates her spare time to important issues, and pens a piece on the importance of gun safety, and Carolyn Murphy reminds us, as President John F. Kennedy did, that “we are tied to the ocean” and charges us to take better care of of the seas that nurture us. Make the things you let into your body, mind and spirit matter. Let Purist be your guide.

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Table of Contents FEATURES 140 Cover Story Christy Turlington Burns, supermodel and super humanitarian, shares her passion for her charity organization, Every Mother Counts, and the good life in the Hamptons. 146 Meditation Howard Stern talks to Jerry Seinfeld about how Transcendental Meditation changed his life. Plus where to meditate out east. 150 The Natural Desiger Aerin Lauder launches an easy breezy line of home entertaining essentials. 154 The Purist Review Biddle Duke’s short story “The Waterman” answers the question: “What is it about surfing?” 158 Blissful Retreat Luxury consultant Marigay McKee finds serenity in her stylish Southampton home. 164 Summertime Hues The season’s chicest accents.

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Inspire Do you want to be happy? Then go with The Flow. Health Stay informed: the best tips on preventing Lyme disease. Meditation Donna D’Cruz on finding inner calm. Weekend Mickey Beyer-Clausen’s strategies for staying centered, and actress Christa Miller on the joys of packing light. Sleep Arianna Huffington decodes the benefits of sleep. Citizen Julianne Moore speaks out about gun safety, and Carolyn Murphy advocates for ocean health. Youth Crusaders The scoop on enlivening and healthy camps and activities for kids. Coaches Meet the wellness gurus who keep East Enders in optimum health. Gift Well Hermès celebrates the power of crystal. New Tech Amanda Hearst and Hassan Pierre’s ethically conscious site Maison de Mode’s pop-up with Tome in the Hamptons. Reading Room The summer’s best reads, from fiction to self-help and wellness. Stories Advertising duo Lynn Blumenfeld and Jill Fleming work

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SPACE Clean Living New developments in healthy home design. 78 Green Design Missi Flowers and the art of natural floral arranging. 80 Space Black is the new black when it comes to Madonna, Calvin Klein and Jonathan Adler’s summer homes. Jill Martin gets into the swing of summer. 88 Outdoors Landscape Details’ designers create living meditative spaces. 90 Gallery Dominique Rousserie at the Tripoli Gallery, Harry Benson at T Gallery, Vintage Surf Posters & Ephemera at Boo-Hooray, plus shows at the Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall and the Eric Firestone Gallery. 94 Pure Property The best of the season’s big-ticket real estate sales. 96 Pure Picks Tomas Maier, Shoshanna Gruss and T.R. Pescod select musthaves for summer. 102 Collectors TV producer Larry Schwarz and his quirky orange bike collection. 74

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104 Skin The best sun protection, nourishing facials and Bobbi Brown’s secrets for rejuvenation.

134 Oceanography Wind-powered energy off the coast of Montauk.

FOOD IS MEDICINE 112 Game Changer In praise of Montauk Pearl Oysters, the superheroes of the sea. 114 Food Lab: LuLu Chef Philippe Corbet teaches you how to make the most out of the season’s produce. 116 Conscious Eating Jessica Seinfeld talks about being mindful at the table. 120 Eating Local The hottest tables in town, from EMP Summer House to Calissa. 122 Eating Local Pierre’s Market delivers to the beach; Dopo La Spiaggia’s post-beach Tuscan deliciousness; and fresh bounty from the Sea Bean food truck in Montauk. 128 Juicing The healthiest green elixirs and super food smoothies, and where to find them. 130 Organic Farming Fresh produce straight to your door from the Good Farm Delivery. 132 Food Blogging London-based Alpha Foodie and other Instagram sensations offer eye-popping healthy treats.

178 Good Sport Essential workouts all across the East End, and Erika Bloom on the benefits of Pilates. 182 Wellness On its tenth anniversary, Surf Lodge founder Jayma Cardoso talks about going from queen of nightlife to wellness maven. 184 Play Kelly Ripa talks to SoulCycle’s Stacey Griffith about discovering her inner athlete. 188 Escape Plant-based restaurateur Matthew Kenney takes us on a tour of his new wellness retreat on Kauai. 196 Numerology Montauk resident Robert De Niro stars in HBO’s Madoff movie, The Wizard of Lies. 198 Last Laugh Hal Rubenstein chats with stage legend Bebe Neuwirth about finding God—in Bob Fosse. 200 Pure Love Jon Bon Jovi on his defining moment.

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EDITORIAL Founder + Editor Cristina Cuomo Executive Editor Ray Rogers Features Editor Jim Servin Senior Editor Anne Marie O’Connor Associate Editor Liane Nelson Beauty + Fitness Editor Beth Landman Wellness Editor Fernanda Niven Contributing Health Editors Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, The Morrison Center Tapp Francke, The Aegle Healing Center Copy Editor Michèle Filon Research Editor Sara Vigneri Contributing Editor Jamie Bufalino Special Project Editors Cindi Cook, Charlotte DeFazio, Jenny Landey, TR Pescod Contributing Beauty Editor Amely Greeven Contributing Fashion Editor Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton Contributing Literary Editor Monique Millane Contributing Writers Shannon Adducci, Nancy Bilyeau, Tatiana Boncompagni Donna Bulseco, Jayma Cardoso, Donna D’Cruz Dimitri Ehrlich, Melissa Errico, Suzanne Gannon, Erika Halweil Arianna Huffington, Nancy Kane, Ami Kealoha, Christa Miller Julianne Moore, Carolyn Murphy, Joanna Powell Kelly Ripa, Hal Rubenstein, Susan Swimmer Natasha Wolff, Dave Zinczenko Editorial Interns Tayler Bradford, Kasime Mirsky

DESIGN Contributing Design Director Assistant Designer Contributing Designers Photo Editor Photo Assistant Web Designer App Creator Contributing Photographers

Ben Margherita Mana Jhaveri Gina Nastasi, Seton Rossinir Shana Sobel Maria Strycharz Tarin Keith Mickey-Beyer Clausen, Mental Workout Michael David Adams, Camilla Akrans, Christopher Clarke Mikey DeTemple, Paul Domzal, Robert Erdmann, Brigitte Lacombe Morgan Maassen, Silja Magg, Sasha and Lisa Mazzucco Jack Pierson, Ryan Moore, Eric Striffler

ADVERTISING Chief Revenue Officer Andrea Greeven Douzet Chief Financial Officer Caryn Whitman National Sales Director Carin Keane Executive Sales Director Junny Ann Hibbert Advertising Associate Megan McEntee Advertising Sales Intern Eva Wadzinski

PRODUCTION Production Director Shawn Michael Lowe Production Manager Darryle Brown AN EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO: Carolina, Mario, Bella + Chris Cuomo, Regina + Rainer Greeven, Andrea + Alex Douzet, Ray Rogers, Liane Nelson, Lara Shriftman, Tory Burch, Alex von Furstenberg, Lauren Ryan, Charles and Roxine Fischler, Erica Karsch, Andrew Farkas, Andrew Cuomo, Bradford Rand, Lynn Blumenfeld, Jill Martin, Harvey Spevak, Gigi Howard, Tracey Gardell, Shane Dyckman, Blaze Makoid, Priscilla Smith, Gog Boonswang, Michael Loeb, Howard Lorber, Chris Burch, Jolie Wernette-Horn, Julianne Moore, Biddle Duke, Carolyn Murphy, Arianna Huffington, Dave Zinczenko, Michael Clinton, Joanna Coles, Michael Derrig, Erika Halweil, Eden Williams, Nicole Castillo, Veronica Taylor, Bianka Leferts, Colleen and Andrew Saunders, Pierre Weber, Peter + Sharon Cardel, James Merill, Lea DeFrancisci Lis, Norah Lawlor, Michael Mailer, Nick Specht, Gladys Collier, Harald Grant, Tapp Francke, Jean Francois Astier, Gabby + Gianpaolo De Felice, Maria + Kenneth Cole, Dana DeVito, Wallis Post, Scott Glick, Nicole Gache, Valery + Revi Joseph, Steven Berger, Simon Lincoln, John Anton, Gillian Harding, Charlotte Assaf, Julie Dannenberg, Teresa Sorkin, Vanessa Leger, Rory McDonough, Keith Green, Sharyn + Glenn Bradford, Eric Gunhus, Lidia Karras, David Cook For advertising inquiries, please contact betty@thepuristonline.com For editorial inquiries, please contact wellness@thepuristonline.com 30

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“True wellness is when you are at peace with your life, integrated in your body and clear of the clutter in your mind. Wellness really is an ‘inside job.’”

“All the elements of our well-being, including sleep, are so interconnected—if you ignore one the others are affected as well. So of course that includes movement and exercise, and nutrition, but also things like having a sense of purpose and giving. But especially important is our relationship to technology; that affects everything in our lives, including our sleep, if we let it. So having a healthy relationship to technology—setting boundaries, being deliberate about making time to disconnect and using technology mindfully—is key to a healthy life.”

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“A sense of wholeness— physically, spiritually and mentally.” Silja Magg Page 140 “The Hamptons is one of my favorite escapes from the busy city life. I love the beaches and it’s always nice to have dinner with family and friends at Pierre’s.”

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“For me wellness is all about trying to make the right choices, being willing to try new things and doing old things in a better and fresh way. You may surprise yourself!”

“Like most everyone else, I love the sunlight in the Hamptons. I have traveled all over the world and there is no place like the sunlight in the Hamptons. It’s that sunlight that makes the beaches, farm stands, homes and trails so magical, so transcendent. My meditations are deeper and more satisfying in the Hamptons than just about any place I have ever been.”

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Erika Halweil Page 140

“Wellness to me is feeling connected to self love—when you nurture yourself, you can better nurture others, and the world is a better place.”

“Wellness is to be free of anything that keeps you from experiencing the fullness of life. Free from discomfort in the body; from distraction or disconnection in the mind; from disillusionment in the heart. To be able to breathe fully; to invite everything and then release it completely.”

Donna D’Cruz Page 42 “Wellness is well-being… coming back to your breath, listening in to that deep, natural well of stillness so we reconnect with our true, essential nature.”

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INSPIRE Want to be happy? Find your flow. By Dimitri Ehrlich Flow also requires a healthy balance between the challenge you set out to achieve and your level of skill. Part of what makes this state of mind so enjoyable is that you enter a state of deep concentration. This single-pointed laser focus allows for a merging of action and awareness—there are no distractions, and no anxiety about failing. In fact, self-consciousness itself disappears, your sense of time becomes distorted. While you have goals, paradoxically, in the moment, your activity becomes an end in itself. Athletes often call this state “being in the zone”—an optimal experience that seems to be effortless. But in reality, flow requires hard work. Take surfing for example: It requires years of practice before you can ride a big wave. When you finally have a peak experience, it is the culmination of enormous effort. But in the moment, you are so fully immersed in the experience you forget yourself; it feels as if you are acting effortlessly, with a heightened sense of awareness of the present moment. Flow often means erasing the distinction between work and play. If you love your work, you never think ‘thank God it’s Friday.’ Another key to enjoying the experience of flow has to do with our own motivations. If all we want to achieve is success and fame, it’s difficult to free ourselves from the burden of self-consciousness; but if our goal is to answer an open-ended question or master a skill over a period of time (such as how to ride a wave or compose a symphony) the ongoing process of inquiry becomes its own reward. Csikszentmihalyi once asked a friend who worked as a cancer scientist what his work felt like. “He told me he felt like a deer gamboling in a meadow—succeed or fail, he enjoyed the process. Successful creative people usually have that motivation, more than wanting to become famous. But whatever you do, the world is full of opportunities for flow.”

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In these highly divisive times, it’s easy to forget that everyone in the world still has one thing in common: We all want to be happy. Most people think happiness means being on vacation, drinking a beer on a beach—basically, doing nothing and escaping the tyranny of conscious thought. But in the field of positive psychology, the concept of “flow” suggests something quite different: the idea that real contentment comes from being so fully immersed in what we are doing we cease to be aware of our own existence. This kind of happiness isn’t about escape, it’s about total engagement. The idea that the best moments in our lives aren’t passive, relaxing times, such as getting a massage, but instead come when we stretch our mind and body to their limits runs counter to commonly accepted ideas of what will make us happy. “You can define happiness as a state of feeling physically content, but that usually doesn’t last long,” says Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the Hungarian psychologist and author who coined the term flow. The key idea in his seminal book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, is that happiness isn’t something that just happens to us; we have to work for it. “You could also define happiness as being very successful,” he says. “But if you are successful in a way that you have not earned, sooner or later you will feel bad about it. So the best bet for investing in a good life is to have goals that you think are important and that you can manage to reach if you expend a lot of effort.” Creativity plays an important role in flow, but it’s also possible to get into the state of flow while engaged in solving a complex math problem, playing a sport or just about any other activity that fully engages your skill set. So how can you get into a state of flow? First, it helps to have clear goals, and a way of getting immediate feedback so you can know if your actions are effective.

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HEALTH With Lyme disease rates predicted to skyrocket this summer, protecting yourself is more important than ever. By Anne Marie O’Connor

Mighty oaks may grow from little acorns, but so do white-footed mice, which carry Lyme disease-causing ticks. A profusion of acorns in 2016 (oak trees shed an increased number every three to five years) resulted in a spike in the mouse population, which is why experts are bracing for an increase in Lyme cases this summer. In addition, researchers at Columbia University have also discovered a few ticks that carry the Powassan virus, which can cause encephalitis. So this summer, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant. Here’s how: When you’re outdoors in grassy and wooded areas, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and tuck the cuffs of your pants into your socks, says Gerald Simons, PA-C, a physician’s assistant at the Morrison Center in NYC and a Lyme disease expert who helped launch the Physician Training Program for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. “Wear light-colored clothing, which makes ticks easier to spot,” advises Simons, who lives in East Hampton. The CDC recommends using a repellent that contains at least 20 percent DEET on exposed skin. “Many people are concerned about using DEET due to its toxic reputation,” Simons notes. But he recommends using it if you’re spending time in tick-heavy areas. “The level of protection from occasional exposure to a chemical in a high-risk environment

outweighs the potential long-term consequences of a tick bite,” he says. Simons also suggests using natural repellents. “Essential oils—including rosemary, geranium, basil, cedar, cinnamon and lemon—are amazing at warding off ticks,” he says. “Mix 25 drops of essential oil in three ounces of a carrier oil, like almond oil, to create a natural repellent and apply directly to skin. “Ticks hate the scent of lavender,” he says. “Use lavender soaps, detergents, shampoos and dryer sheets (you can even put them in your pockets).” Taking two or three 400 mg capsules of astragalus daily may help prevent transmission of Lyme, he says. Spray clothes, shoes and socks with a product containing 0.5 percent permethrin. Or you also can buy clothes pre-treated with permethrin at REI and L.L. Bean, Simons points out. If you’ve been in a high-risk area, check for ticks while still outside, he says. (A lint roller can pick up small ticks on clothing.) Then shower as soon as possible and do another check. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to inspect your whole body, including your belly button, groin, head and underarms. Also inspect children and pets. Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing, then wash in hot water. Stay safe.

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MEDITATION Meditation teacher Donna D’Cruz offers a simple prescription for bliss.

“Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.”

Mind, Body, Spirit? No—Spirit, Body, Mind! The competition for our attention is growing exponentially while our attention span is declining just as fast. The crazy busy-ness and increasing speed of our lives often has us forgetting that we are human beings, not human doings. We have become disconnected from our essential nature, our highest self...our spirit. We are living in the most extraordinary of times—a moment of the utmost paradox. It is magnificent, complex, expansive and potentially the most destructive of times. Google is still a teenager and Facebook is just a tween, yet the greatest revolution they fueled is nothing short of seismic. It’s filled with time-saving short-form hacks and acronyms—ADHD, PTSD, FMO, ADD, OMG, DIY, BTW, IDK, 2F4U, NOYB…WTF! It has not yet been 50 years since we landed on the moon and now we are probing the outer limits of our galaxy, yet we feel challenged to offer human contact and counsel one-to-one. Your smartphone offers 120 million times more power than the computers NASA used to put a man on the moon—it has become easier to text or message our feelings than to quietly sit and share our innermost feelings with one another. Our devices make it easier for us to stay connected, but we seem to be less connected than ever to others, our planet and our self. This disconnection has increased alongside

increased levels of depression, addiction, sleep issues and even suicide rates. The opioid and heroin epidemics have cut and sliced society’s fabric with stunning aggression. We have created more data in the past 15 years than we have in the previous 5,000. Today, the average American spends more than 12 hours per day on media (often multitasking). This information overload combined with the “always-on” device in our pockets has squeezed out our times of solitude, reflection and contemplation. Well-being is not merely the absence of disease but is also related to inner peace and balance. In the allopathic framework of wellness, it’s usually stated as Mind, Body and Spirit. I suggest we rethink, recalibrate and put Spirit first. What do we really want but more human connection, more happiness, love and joy? We put our attention on our strength, our achievements, fame and fortune, our power and the quest for significance, acceptance and importance. We think all these things will lead us to happiness. In fact, they rarely do—and it’s usually fleeting. How can we achieve real happiness all the time? By living a more aware, present life. How? By inviting stillness: the cessation of thoughts. Inviting stillness allows us to eavesdrop on our deepest truths and desires. It’s only by returning to the present moment with stillness that we reconnect with our source. Take a dip into bliss by doing three things: Number one, simplify. Two, accept. Three, let go. Are you ready?

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WEEKEND Mickey Beyer-Clausen, creator of the Mental Workout app, offers tips on how to optimize your weekend, moment by moment.

It seems the number of people looking to escape the stress and hustle of the city for the serenity of the Hamptons increases every summer. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get the most out of every moment? I discovered mindfulness in 2002. The benefits I experienced were so significant that in 2009, I started a company called Mental Workout to implement solutions inside other companies to help their employees improve mental performance and well-being. Follow the tips below to experience the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into your weekend. GETTING THERE

GIVE YOUR MIND A VACATION When you catch yourself drifting into tired thought patterns, shift your attention to something more immediate and enjoyable.

STAY PRESENT-CENTERED Rather than suffering through “getting there” as time wasted, do your best to savor the little pleasures and enjoyable moments of your commute—a delicious snack, favorite music, a cool breeze. Staying centered in the moment will allow you to be relaxed and enjoy the fun parts of the trip.

DO LESS, BE MORE Rather than filling your weekend with places to go and people to see, give yourself unscheduled time to tune into your body and enjoy some serious downtime.

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF You will inevitably encounter challenges along the way— maybe you spilled a drink, or encountered bad traffic. Since the only moment you ever really have is this one, do what you need to do now, and let go of the outcome.

TAKE TIME TO REFLECT Spend a few moments appreciating all the good things in your life. Savor the feeling of gratitude for what you have. Personally, I find it easier to reflect when I am enjoying one of the many beautiful nature trails in the area.

USE THE PAUSES TO PRACTICE BEING MINDFUL Trapped on a jitney, train or in a car for three or four hours? Give your mind a vacation by reading a book, taking a nap or powering up a mindfulness meditation app, such as my Mental Workout app, and turn your attention inward.

ENJOY THE MOMENT, DON’T MEMORIALIZE IT Taking photos or videos of your weekend is just one small part of the fun. Don’t make documenting every activity the focus of your trip, as it will only serve to distance you from the moment.

BEING THERE Once you get there, settle in and relax. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Here are some tips on how to attain a sense of well-being faster and easier.

During your return trip, allow yourself to ease back into reality. Remind yourself of what parts of your weekend and your life you are grateful for. Build on the mindfulness you experienced along the way. As you slowly begin answering emails and messages again, remember that next weekend is only a few days away.

PRACTICE DIGITAL DETOX Making part of your weekend a digital-free zone (set aside that phone, iPad or laptop!) may open you to real-life experiences you might not otherwise have had.

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Packing for trips almost ruined my marriage. I simply couldn’t do it—it was always a disaster. Don’t get me wrong, I doubt my husband was going to leave right away—the kids were too young. But the future was touch and go, and I didn’t blame him. Let me explain… Vacations are supposed to be great, right? They are about connecting as a family or a couple, or—my personal favorite—they’re about drinking and eating as if you’ve made the decision to just let yourself go. But I always managed to suck the joy out of vacations. A month before a trip, I would start panicking and obsessing about packing. Looking forward to it was out of the question—it was just a burden. My husband would say, “Relax, you can buy anything you need when we get there.” Wrong. Huge mistake. Not helpful. I wanted my things. All my clothes, beauty products and makeup, all of it. Please know that as a rule I wear little to no makeup, have a simple beauty routine and rotate through the same three outfits over and over. But what if it rained? What if I got too cold? Too hot? What if curly hair suddenly became a thing? It was a bottomless rabbit hole. Side note: Any and all sexy time with my husband ended two weeks before every trip. Why? Two weeks out, I would remove every piece of clothing and every single product I owned and display them in my bathroom so I could look at them and be overwhelmed. I would follow that up by packing nothing for 12 days. Then I’d say

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fuck it and throw everything into two giant suitcases that required Sherpas to get them downstairs. (I forgot to mention I like to pack things on hangers, so I can hang them easily…which adds roughly 80 pounds to every suitcase.) Oh, and when we arrived at our destination, the first two days were spent unpacking, the last two days repacking. So for every week-long trip, there would be a middle two and a half days when I would be “there” and ready for fun. Eventually, when I’d ask my husband where he wanted to go on our next trip, his blue eyes would go dead. I started to hear the word “staycation” a lot. It was a dark time. Recently, I was going to London with my daughter Charlotte, who was 16 at the time. (My husband “passed” on this trip.) Before packing, I asked my very, very cool friend Cynthia Rowley what she was going to pack on her three-week trip to China and Australia. “Only a carryon,” she told me! What?! Keep in mind, she is a designer whose job it is to look put together. I immediately realized she was probably a psychopath. Sad, sure, but I still loved her. The packing for a week in London with my daughter went as expected. And then the life-changing event happened: The bags never made it. We had the clothes we were wearing plus my daughter’s carryon (she didn’t inherit my craziness, thank goodness). On the way out of the airport, though, I felt strangely happy I didn’t have to lug two heavy bags. With a few loans from Charlotte, I cobbled together a cute outfit for a dinner party that night. The next

day, I went to Neal’s Yard in Notting Hill and told them my bags never arrived. They sent me on my way with sample supplies of cleansers and moisturizers. Charlotte and I may have even taken a bath together in our socks to “clean them,” and laughed the whole time. Next night? Still no bags and a fancy dinner party at my elegant friend Laura Bailey’s house. No problem—I took a shower, steamed a rolled-up dress of Charlotte’s and paired it with my plane boots and it was fantastic. Coincidentally, Laura was about to leave for a two-week vacation in Marrakesh. And, you guessed it—a carryon. Laura, unprompted, told me, “The chicest people dress simply, wear the same things and maybe just add some fun jewelry.” Wait, did she just basically say that over-packers are unsexy, insecure, dork-losers? I could be reading into it, but I heard her. All I needed to pack was some cool gold hoops? My world was turning upside down. And Laura loved my dress. Suddenly I wished my bags would somehow go back to Los Angeles on their own, but sadly, they eventually arrived. But, victory moment, I didn’t unpack. I ended up wearing jeans and two dresses seven different ways. I didn’t need anything. I’m not sure if I’m cured, but you know… one day at a time. My husband and I are coming to the Hamptons soon. I’m confident, but honest with myself. We leave in about a month. I walked by my giant hair dryer and my vanity mirror this morning. They whispered “take us with you…you need us…” I hesitated, but kept walking. I kept walking.

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Face I don’t like heavy base, so I always use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Sand—it’s the only coverage I had on for this shoot! If I feel I need more, I’ll add Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide, which is light and oil free. I apply with a damp sponge so my skin can be seen.

Eyes My favorite product that I cannot live without (and I keep in my purse as well) is Sue Devitt’s Beauty Eye Intensifier Pencil in Gold Reef. It’s waterproof, and can be used for eyeliner and shadow and smudges into the most beautiful bronze gold color. I always worry they will discontinue it, so I have about 20 of them in my fridge.

Cheeks I love Nars The Multiple cream blush in Portofino. It’s the ultimate glowy color for summer and looks good on everyone.

Lips for day I always have Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar Rosé—it gives lips a beautiful light tint and has SPF 15 to protect your lips!

Lips for night Busy Phillips turned me on to Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Graped-Up. It’s easy to apply and the perfect color for night.

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Everywhere I go, people come up to me and tell me about their sleep. Increasingly what I’m hearing is that people are using sleep to fuel their performance. In fact, one of the primary features of Thrive Global’s media platform, The Thrive Journal, is showcasing role models for how you can be successful without burning out. Like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who told The Thrive Journal that not only does he get eight hours of sleep, but he does it because of the responsibility he feels toward his shareholders—because that’s what a good leader does.

I’m also hearing a lot about how people have changed their thinking about sleep—how they used to believe being productive meant working late and not sleeping much, but have now seen the light. My own version of that wake-up call came in 2007, when I collapsed from exhaustion. After that, I made a lot of changes to my life as I learned more about the connection between well-being and productivity. That led to my two books, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution, and my founding Thrive Global. What I’ve learned since prioritizing well-being is that I’m not only moreproductive, but now I feel more present for those around me—and myself. Sleep increases productivity because it’s deeply connected to all the elements that make up daily life: decision-making, memory, problem-solving, creativity, focus, attention, energy, communication and collaboration. Many things affect our sleep beyond our choice of bedtime. Diet, for example. Caffeine hinders good sleep; experts recommend you cut off caffeine around 2pm. Big meals before bed can exacerbate acid reflux. Eating spicy foods or having a diet high in saturated fats have also been found to be connected to poor sleep. Milk can be beneficial because it contains calcium, which is involved in sleep regulation. Also, foods with tryptophan (an amino acid found in foods like chickpeas, egg whites, pumpkin seeds, halibut and—most famously—turkey) contain powerful building blocks of good sleep. Cherry juice, too, has been shown to help older adults with insomnia. One of my favorite sleep tips is to charge your phone outside of your room at night. Our phones are repositories of everything we need to put away to allow us to sleep: our to-do lists, our in-boxes, our anxieties. So exiling your phone as a regular part of your bedtime ritual makes you more likely to wake up as fully charged as your devices. One final tip, which helps both sleep and mindfulness, is to practice a few minutes of meditation every day. I do some every morning right after waking up and before going to bed at night. Studies have shown that meditation can help people fall asleep faster. My wellness mantra is a simple one: Burnout is not the price we have to pay for success.

CHRISTOPHER CLARKE

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CITIZEN Every day, more than 90 Americans are killed by gun violence. Twice that number are injured by guns. Thousands of family members grieve and the rest of us are left with fear and frustration. And it’s hard to feel hopeful that we can move the ball forward, or even keep from going backward, with Donald Trump in the White House. But there is hope. Millions of Americans are turning grief, fear and frustration into action. We’re voting and marching and talking to legislators in state capitol houses. In fact, in one of the few bright spots of the November election, our resolve helped score wins for gun-safety ballot measures in Nevada, Washington state and California. It was the Sandy Hook shooting that pushed me into action. My then-10year-old daughter was on set with me when I heard. I spent the day trying to keep the devastating news away from her, hoping to discuss it with her when her father and brother were there as well. Before I could do that, she looked up from her brand-new phone, with her carefully monitored Instagram account, and asked me, “Mommy, did a bunch of little kids get shot today?” That was when I realized that I wasn’t protecting her, or anybody else for that matter, by shielding her from the news. I wouldn’t be

Sandy Hook spurred Julianne Moore to become a gun-safety activist.

a responsible parent if I did nothing in the face of such abhorrent violence. I reached out to Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun-violence prevention group. Together we created the

Everytown Creative Council, a group of more than 140 actors and artists who want to do their part for gun safety. We may be actors and artists, but we are Americans first. So we tweet, we march, we visit

volunteers, we raise money. No matter who you are, you can help fight for gun safety. A great time to start is on June 2nd. That’s when the nation will come together to Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Wear Orange began with a group of Chicago teens who took action after the 2013 shooting death of their friend, Hadiya Pendleton. To commemorate her life, they wore orange on what would have been her birthday, June 2, 2014. Orange, of course, is the color hunters wear to keep others from shooting them. On the next June 2nd— what would have been Hadiya’s 18th birthday—millions of Americans joined her friends by wearing orange and, in 2016, the #WearOrange message had grown exponentially, reaching more than 220 million worldwide. President Barack Obama, the San Francisco Giants, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and more than 400 celebrities, landmarks and businesses took part. So please join me in standing with gun violence survivors this June 2nd: wear Orange, donate to Everytown, call your legislators. And on June 3, come into Manhattan decked out in orange for the fifth annual March Across the Brooklyn Bridge from 2-5pm to raise further awareness. Together, we can make common-sense gun safety a reality across the nation.

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CITIZEN As a surfer, supermodel and Sag Harbor resident Carolyn Murphy has an intimate knowledge of the ocean. Here, she shares a few simple ideas about how to protect it, starting with World Oceans Day on June 8.

Close your eyes and think of the sun shining high in the sky, warm sand between your toes, the sound of crashing waves and playful seagulls, the smell of salty air and the breeze through your hair. Yes, summer is here, and whether you’re strolling the beaches of the Hamptons or traveling to an exotic destination, there is no denying that the great escapes of summer usually involve the ocean. But what if you were to go deeper and ask yourself what the ocean actually means to you? Nostalgia aside, do you truly grasp the importance of one of the least-understood habitats on this planet? I share this concern with you, not only as the writer of this piece, but as a compassionate human who cares about the future of our seas. June 8 is World Oceans Day. It reminds us not only of the pleasures of the sea, but of the question of how we can best nurture this gift of nature that so unconditionally nurtures us. A way of looking at our current situation with nonradical, nonpartisan eyes is pretty clear: healthy oceans are critical for our survival. Water covers roughly 71 percent of the earth’s surface, with most of it found in five great oceans and 113 seas. They help regulate the climate, they filter the

oxygen we breathe, they provide food, they are a source of chemicals used to make medicines to keep us healthy, and they are a boundless source of inspiration (think of all the beach sunset snaps you’ve taken and posted on Instagram #blessed). I ask you to now visualize making change, and what it would look and feel like to take simple steps to honor our oceans. Need some help? Reducing your use of plastics is probably one of the best—and simplest—things you can do. Buy BPA-free reusable water bottles (BPA leaching may disrupt hormones). When shopping, buy in bulk and use reusable cloth bags (my favorite are at ecobags.com). Recycle the plastic items you do use. Ask your dry cleaner to skip the plastic garment bag and provide them with your own. Initiate and take part in local beach cleanups, or take just five minutes out of your tanning session to collect any trash you find around you. Be the change you wish to see, for our oceans, for our future. As Mother Teresa once said, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

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YOUTH CRUSADERS A guide to kid-centric summer adventures. By Tayler Bradford

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KIDS’ OCEAN AWARENESS PROGRAM WITH PADDLE DIVA AT GURNEY’S MONTAUK Safety is always first. With this program, kids ages 6 to 12 get the scoop on how to protect themselves while swimming in the ocean—by learning self-rescue techniques and getting tips on how to navigate waves—all taught by lifeguard-trained instructors. Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-11AM, $80, at Gurney’s Montauk, 290 Old Montauk Highway, paddlediva.com THE GREEN SCHOOL Perfect for young ones who love animals and nature, The Green School’s spring and summer camp offers farm time, pony rides, gardening experience, science experiments, time in nature, baking, water play, sports, art, music, story time, outdoor play and fun weekly themes. Kids aged 3 to 5 feed, groom and ride animals every day; they play in sprinklers and kiddie pools and on Slip ’N Slides on hot days. Located on a 5-acre eco-friendly farm

in Bridgehampton, The Green School’s organic garden is grown and harvested by campers. Ages 3-5, June 12-Sept. 1, 9AM-1PM, from $1,155 per week, thegreenschool.org JESSICA BELLOFATTO YOGA & SUP SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS Offered to girls and boys from 6 to 16, this four-day oudoor adventure focused on “movement and mindfulness” helps kids strengthen and lengthen major muscle groups through yoga and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).

new flavors and textures into children’s diets. Nurture Life expands palates and encourages healthy eating with weekly menu changes. A typical baby meal includes salmon with English pea and golden potatoes. For toddlers and kids, Nurture Life might offer chicken tenders with mashed yams and French green beans. Subscribe online and select the chef’s menu, or create your own, and a week’s worth of chilled, fresh meals will be delivered to your door. From $45 per week, nurturelife.com

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COACHES Too many cocktail parties, long alfresco meals and chilled rosé can translate into weight gain, fatigue, a slow metabolism and even disease. These top-tier wellness coaches share their insider strategies for healthful living—that won’t lead to you missing out on any of the summer fun. By Joanna Powell

MR. CLEAN EATING The go-to guru for Gwyneth Paltrow and Donna Karan, Dr. Frank Lipman, M.D. is known for his personal brand of East-meets-West medicine and holistic approach to fitness. The founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in NYC—and a Northwest Woods homeowner—believes we can transform our bodies by simply eating “real food” that has not been altered, processed or injected with hormones and antibiotics. “I am all for eating meat, but I avoid factory-farmed meats and seek out grass-fed beef and organic free-range chickens,” he says. Favorite sources on the East End include Mecox Bay Dairy farms grass-fed meats, eggs and poultry from Iacono Farm in East Hampton and chickens from Browder’s Birds on the North Fork. Dr. Lipman also touts the organic produce found at local farmers markets and farm stands. “Have vegetables at every meal,” urges the Young and Slim for Life author. “And fill most of the space on your plate with them so you crowd out any junk food.”

80 PERCENT DISCIPLINE, 20 PERCENT FUN When Amagansett denizen Scarlett Johansson needs to rev up her metabolism and fine-tune her diet, she turns to Don Saladino. Saladino, the owner of NYC’s Drive495 Fitness, has also chiseled the likes of Blake Lively and Hugh Jackman. He takes an 80/20 approach to nutrition, advising clients to eat healthfully (no dairy, no gluten, no white sugar) 80 percent of the time and then nosh as they wish the other 20 percent. To keep excess in check when escaping to the East End, he suggests front-loading nutritional calories at breakfast and lunch and packing energizing snacks (grass-fed jerky, protein shakes, crudité) for beach or other activities. “A lot of the damage takes place at night,” he notes. “There are barbecues, cocktails. You’re setting yourself up for disaster if you try to eat low-cal all day and are famished by evening.” Plan ahead, he says, and enjoy a drink or two, even a burger—preferably sans bun. “There is a way to have your cake and eat it too. You just can’t eat all of the cake.”

With studios in Southampton and Manhattan, former prima ballerina Mary Ann Browning commands an impressive client roster, including Hamptons devotees Vera Wang, Candice Bergen and Samantha Boardman. She employs a patented exercise method and commonsense nutrition for her society flock—many of whom she says consume far too much protein. “Americans eat like they want to be sumo wrestlers,” the South African native observes. “It’s all protein and not enough complex carbohydrates so they don’t have energy, their brains don’t work well, they don’t feel full enough, everyone looks bloated and heavy.” Rye bread, brown rice, baked potatoes and vegetables are all Browning-approved carbs. The other secret to staying svelte during summer is “about balance,” she adds. “You can go out and have two tequilas, but you can’t also have the appetizer, the bread, the cheese and a protein the size of Somalia.” If you do blow it? Browning is forgiving. “Move on!” she says. “All is not lost. Just start again.”

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Utilizing the healing properties of crystals and other gems for balance and energy is a rediscovered (and now, well-studied) practice, but few have considered swapping rough stones for something a bit more polished. That could change with the debut of Saint-Louis’s new Folia collection, 25 pieces of tableware, vases, candlesticks, furniture and lighting influenced by nature, specifically the dense forests that surround the French town of Moselle, where the Hermès-owned company houses its 431-year-old crystal manufacture (the oldest of its kind to exist). Designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance used a singular leaf shape as inspiration for the cut of the crystal, which takes on a more geometric pattern in its finished look.

Though crystal glass items like those made by Saint-Louis are different from naturally forming rock crystals, both contain similar properties. Clear quartz crystals are often used to channel universal energy and can be beneficial in healing and manifesting. “Real crystals are a frequency power source from nature given to us to clear and uplift our energetic body,” says Deirdre Hade, a modern-day mystic and author of The (not so) Little Book of Surprises. “When we are around real crystal energy we feel more positive—life is lighter, happier, more radiant.” Chemistry aside, this light-infused vase is sure to create good vibes on any table it occupies, making it the perfect house gift. Saint-Louis Folia clear vase, $1,400; available at Hermès, Manhasset, NY

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NEW TECH Amanda Hearst believes fashion is taking a toll on the planet.

“Sustainability is the future of fashion,” predicts Amanda Hearst, cofounder of Maison de Mode, the luxury online boutique dedicated to ethical practices like manufacturing in the U.S. and using recycled materials. To celebrate that future, the site is teaming up on June 3 with New York label Tome, a fellow business built on humanitarian prinicples, for an invite-only trunk show and luncheon at a private home in the Hamptons. The event marks the CFDA finalist’s debut in the Maison store and features its Spring/ Summer 2017 collection with a focus on its charitable White Shirt Project—proceeds of which go to Freedom For All, an organization that fights human trafficking. Highlighting the six-year-old elegantly playful brand’s work in philanthropy and sustainability, the occasion also showcases the shared core values behind every product the retailer sells. “The industry doesn’t have a choice,” stresses Hearst, a former model and magazine editor and the founder of Friends of Finn, a foundation dedicated to ending inhumane treatment in puppy mills. “All those dyes that go into making jeans also often end up in the water,” she explains. “Our health and the health of our planet is being greatly compromised by the fashion industry.” That urgency pervades Maison’s socially and environmentally-minded concept; it launched in 2012 and uses icons for designations that include organic (a sprouting plant), cruelty-free (a mouse), and fair trade (a handshake). But as their roster of brands—the eco-friendly footwear line Cri de Coeur, Maiyet, which employs global artisans to make clothing and accessories, and Tina Frey, a made-in-the-USA line of homewares, to name a few—suggests, it’s not only about awareness. “We wanted to change the perception of ethical fashion,” Maison cofounder Hassan Pierre explains. To that end, Tome epitomizes what Maison de Mode is all about: chic fashion and accessories that have integrity. “Tome’s commitment to infusing sustainability within their brand allows their collections to have more than just aesthetic value,” says Pierre, “and for us that is pure luxury.”

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READING ROOM Reading nourishes mind and body, and we found some perfect picks for both. Plus, a short list of fiction to feed your appetite for great summer escapes. By Nancy Bilyeau

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First Sheryl Sandberg taught us to “lean in;” now she’s helping us build our resiliency muscle in Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (Knopf) … Springboarding from a viral speech at a University of Texas commencement, this book on overcoming challenges is taking the country by storm: Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World, by William H. McRaven (Grand Central Publishing) … Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, by Vanessa Van Edwards (Portfolio), reveals the findings of a human-behavior researcher who’s cracked the social-skills code...Unleash your inner scarlet, or harness your secret turquoise in Your Life In Color: Empowering Your Soul with the Energy of Color, by Dougall Fraser (Hay House) … If you want to meditate but can’t seem to quite figure out how, there’s a “tool kit” in The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness, by Culadasa (John Yates), Matthew Immergut and Jeremy Graves (Touchstone).

Absolutely everyone can draw inspiration from the how-to’s in Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body, by Jessamyn Stanley (Workman Publishing) … Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism, by Fumio Sasaki (W.W. Norton), shares the much-talked-about story of a man who found focus through an epic purge… In Full Flower: Inspired Designs by Floral’s New Creatives, by Gemma and Andrew Ingalls (Rizzoli), shows how to incorporate the new “back-to-nature” aesthetic...your spirit will take flight after paging through Birds, by Hunt Slonem (Glitterati) … If you adore French cuisine but wish you could find lighter versions of favorite dishes, start those sauces stat with Simple Nature: 150 New Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Dishes, by Alain Ducasse (Rizzoli) … Dinner With Georgia O’Keefe: Recipes, Art, Landscape, by Robyn Lea (Assouline), is like being hand-delivered an invitation to a New Mexico meal with one of the 20th century’s greatest talents.

Fabulous Fiction: Stories for Every Taste · If you’re looking for the novel everyone will be talking about … Bed-Stuy Is Burning by Brian Platzer · If you fancy a juicy historical epic … House of Names by Colm Toibin · If you crave a stay-up-all-night page-turner … The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne · If you desire a sexy romance … It Happens in the Hamptons by Holly Peterson · If you want to revel in a literary triumph … Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane · If you’d like to luxuriate in a classic … The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway · If you’re dying for a perfect beach read … Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid 64

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STORIES “I’m a woman with children struggling to live the life of higher purity, ‘Gwyneth-ing,’ and not always succeeding,” says actress, singer and Sag Harbor resident, Melissa Errico, who begins by clearing her mind out, one good thought at a time.

that each of us in life can choose how we react to a bad thought. We can keep developing it until we are sick to our stomachs with further worries like oh my God, my teacher will not trust me if that homework doesn’t get done, then I’ll have double the assignments to catch up on, I will be an exhausted terrible student and not get into college. That’s a way that third and fifth thoughts can surely walk us into walls! But the second thought can be I’ll get my homework done, I always do. And more importantly, move on to another next thought altogether and all subsequent, and chosen, ones. We redirect our minds not because we are lacking vigilance and are lazy optimistic idiots, but because it is the healthy and positive way forward. It is a way of not watering bad seeds, and not writing negative headline news for the day. One of the first things I noticed about parenting is that we can re-parent ourselves in the process. Sitting there as a mom, watching my kid working stuff out, I was left to be a kid myself, listening. It’s simplistic to take control of a second thought, but what if we actually did it? What if we began cleaning up the troubles in our lives by cleaning up how we react inside, quietly in our minds, to one passing worry? One by one. No vacation, no tidy makeup table, no new dress can make you feel better than a positive second thought.

Spring cleaning makes me think of my messy makeup drawers, or all the size 4 dresses that are sitting there and probably never going to fit again. Time to clean a little, make space for the new. Important no doubt, but an experience with my 9-year old and her teacher rises to the top and makes me rethink beyond the drawers in my room, to the drawers of my mind. “You are in control of your second thought,” he said, fixed with a kind smile on my little daughter. This story happened a few years ago when my child must have been at the end of second grade or third grade. This teacher worked at her school and was a very cool guy for a headmaster. He offered me a book called Meditations For Children, and together with that book and a few ideas, I was able to help one of my kids who was starting to seem nervous at times. What did he mean by second thought? He said that we all have worries and they pop into our heads. Concerns about a car running out of gas, concerns that we might not have time tonight to do our homework. Memories of someone saying something unkind. These kinds of “bad thoughts” come and we can’t control their arrival into our minds, but we can control the second thought—the way we react to that initial worrisome one. This kind man, her science teacher and elementary school leader, was reminding her, and me,

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STORIES A surfer and a rocker channel their creative chemistry into an award-winning, Montauk-based agency. By Jim Servin

man’s, was undeniable, and earned them instant recognition. A profile in the New York Times opened the floodgates to more work, which the team parlayed into designing fulfilling, fun lives, while winning over 100 industry awards. Fleming, a mother of two children in their 20s, likes to run trails with her dogs and listen to audiobooks like Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior, “so I’m quadruple multitasking,” she says. Blumenfeld, a rocker at heart, fronts her own Lynn Blue Band, electrifying audiences at venues such as The Stephen Talkhouse, Wölffer Vineyard, Baron’s Cove and Westlake Fish House. “It’s a three-hour workout,” she says of a repertoire that includes spirited covers of classics by Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell, “and it’s a great hobby. Who gets to do a rock band in their 50s?” The collaborators take a creative approach to their workdays, making time to renew mind, body and spirit with beach walks, bird-watching (recent sightings include a tiger heron, a sandhill crane and a pink-footed goose, which “birders come from all over the world to see,” says Fleming), exercise and nutritious lunches: both adhere to an almost purely plant-based diet. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is key for them, and a plus for clients as well, as the pair selects projects they can be passionate about. “You go to a big agency and 80 percent of the time, you get some kid,” says Blumenfeld.“Then you come to us, and you get us. Big difference.”

“She was sitting at her desk with wet hair, just out of the surf, wearing board shorts,” recalls writer Lynn Blumenfeld of her first encounter, in 2002, with her future business partner and BFF, art director Jill Fleming. Remembers Fleming of that meeting: “Lynn had very perfect hair and high-heeled boots. She was more of an East Hampton girl, but now she’s more of a Montauk person.” As Blumenfeld + Fleming, a Montauk-based ad agency, the award-winning duo create bold, and often humorous, campaigns for businesses and institutions ranging from the Montauk Library and the Wellness Foundation, to Porsche of Southampton, BMW of Southampton and Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Southampton.“Totally Jawsome,” reads their headline for a shark-themed promo for the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. For environmentalists Group for the East End, they created a local-pride checklist under the headline “What Makes This Place So Amazing?” which includes: morning swims in the ocean, miles of trails, landing a striped bass. “An influence in our work is the natural beauty found everywhere out here,” says Fleming. The two women quickly discovered that, first impressions aside, they had a lot in common—both moved east after achieving success in advertising on Madison Avenue and living (unbeknownst to either of them) in Manhattan’s East Village two blocks away from one another. Their creative chemistry, as demonstrated in their earliest advertisements for Hampton Marketplace, the Allegria Hotel and Gos-

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AT A GLANCE Mark your calendars for these essential East End wellness events. May 27 LGBT Network Summer Kick-Off The group that’s served Long Island’s LGBT community since 1993 hosts its annual Hamptons early-summer fundraiser, with open bar and silent auction. Tickets from $275. Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Drive, Bridgehampton; lgbtnetwork.org

June 11 Artists’ Table Chef Jason Weiner whips up a farm-totable meal while guests enjoy a performance by artist-in-residence BAKIS. Reservations available for a donation of $75 per person. 39 Watermill Town Rd., Water Mill; watermillcenter.org June 16-17 Much Ado About Madoo’s 50th anniversary year in Sagaponack June 16: Sunset Garden Party—cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the lawn. Shop for rare plants and garden antiques. Members from $150, nonmembers from $200. June 17: Garden Market featuring dealers of garden furniture and gourmet foods. Members free, nonmembers $20. madoo.org

May 28 East Hampton Shellfish Enhancement and Education Directive Program Down some oysters and local wine and beer, all to support East Hampton’s Oyster Garden Initiative. Tickets from $60. Bay Kitchen Bar, 39 Gann Road, East Hampton; sofo.org May 28 Planned Parenthood East End Benefit Funds from the event go toward Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s work providing health care, education and advocacy for the East End community. Tickets from $200. Held at a private home in Bridgehampton; plannedparenthood.org June 3 8th Annual Southampton House Tour “Insider’s View” A guided tour of Southampton’s rich architectural history. Tickets from $95. The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main St., Southampton; southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org June 7 Golf Outing at the Maidstone Club Hit the links at the historic Maidstone Club. Lunch will be served on the clubhouse veranda overlooking the ocean. The tournament begins at 1 PM. 29 Maidstone Lane, East Hampton; maidstoneclub.org June 7-9 Retreat at Solé East in Montauk with Jessica Bellofatto Three days of yoga, meditation, organ-

ic meals, massages and more. Single occupancy from $1,200, double occupancy from $900. Solé East, 90 Second House Road, Montauk; jbyoga.com June 9 Inter-Sections: The Architect in Conversation—Landscape Architecture and Environment Chris Reed, founder and director of landscape firm Stoss, and Alex Matthiessen, president of eco-political consulting firm Blue Marble Project, address how architects, landscape designers, creatives and community representatives can implement low-impact, regenerative projects. Admission $12, free for members, children, and students. 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill; parrishart.org June 9 Jeff LeBlanc in concert at WHBPAC Singer-songwriter and Long Island native Jeff LeBlanc (known for pop gems like “Lost Tonight”) performs at WHBPAC. Tickets from $25. 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach; whbpac.org

June 17 38th Annual Shelter Island 10K Run Proceeds from this scenic run support several local East End charities. Race registration from $40. Shelter Island High School Gym, 33 N. Ferry Road, Shelter Island; shelterislandrun.com June 17 Full Moon Kayaking at Sagg Pond A mile-long paddle across Sagg Pond led by wildlife biologist Mike Bottini. Limited space available, prepaid registration required. Rentals: single kayak $50, standup paddleboard $60, or double kayak or canoe $70. Bring your own kayak or canoe for $10 per person. Bridge Lane, Sagaponack; peconiclandtrust.org June 24 Wellness Foundation Summer Benefit This year’s benefit honors the Wellness Foundation’s 2017 Illumination Award Honoree Hilaria Baldwin, with delicious plant-based food by Jay Astafa. Proceeds support children’s wellness programs in East End schools. Tickets from $175. Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton; wfeh.org

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CLEAN LIVING The trend toward wellness doesn’t stop with what goes into our bodies. East End designers and architects weigh in on home design built to soothe the senses. By Anne Marie O’Connor

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out Blaze Makoid, an architect in Bridgehampton. “There are different issues than for people who are living in a house 12 months a year—these houses are mainly for relaxation and spending time with their family and friends.” Some of the ways the pros are helping turn residences into wellness retreats: CONNECTING TO NATURE Numerous studies have found that being surrounded by— or even just viewing—nature has therapeutic benefits, from improving your memory and mood to erasing mental fatigue and stress. So architects are designing homes with lots

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THE PERFECT PLACE TO MEDITATE IS OFTEN RIGHT AT HOME.

HEALTH-PROMOTING LIGHTING Lighting that’s in sync with the body’s natural circadian rhythms can promote deep, healthful sleep. “In many homes, we install whole-house lighting automation systems,” says Peter Cardel, owner of Cardel Development in Bridgehampton. These can be programmed to help residents wake up naturally in the morning, and get to sleep more easily at night. NONTOXIC BUILDING MATERIALS A focus on wellness naturally means avoiding building materials and paints containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which have been linked to headaches, nose and throat irritation and possibly cancer. Cardel has had clients who’ve asked to avoid VOCs because their children had respiratory issues.

PURE WATER “We’re very fortunate in the Hamptons—we’re on one of the best aquifers,” says Cardel. Some properties that border farms may, however, have problems with fertilizers and pesticides that seep into the ground water. So after a home is complete, he has the water sampled, then picks the appropriate filtration system.

CLUTTER-FREE SPACES Disorderly homes are a major block to tranquility. “An edited aesthetic allows mindfulness to blossom,” explains Ellen Hanson, a New York-based interior designer who has worked on many homes in the Hamptons, including some of Merrell’s projects. “Clutter in the physical world is the same as clutter in the mind. Marie Kondo sums it up nicely: ‘The inside of a house or apartment after decluttering has much in common with a Shinto shrine...a place where there are no unnecessary things, and our thoughts become clear.’” When designing a house, Hanson plans systems for organizing clients’ belongings to reduce clutter and make it easier for residents to relax and unwind.

SPACES DEVOTED TO MINDFULNESS While full gyms and saunas have been must-have features for a while, “we’re getting more projects looking for a meditation space,” says Makoid. CHROMOTHERAPY Makoid has installed baths outfitted with LED lights that change color; these can either promote relaxation or stimulate and energize. “The light in that bath changes, so all of a sudden you’re in this pool of deep blue or purple.”

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GOING GREEN What’s good for the environment is also good for your personal wellness, according to Ric Stott, an architect and LEED-accredited professional in Southampton. LEED homes (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “are not just about saving fuel, they’re about buildings that make people healthier, happier and more productive,” Stott says. LEED’s rating system evaluates buildings on a number of criteria, including innovation in design; energy and water conservation; use of renewable energy and nontoxic and sustainable materials; indoor environmental quality and even landscaping (i.e. drought-tolerant and noninvasive plants). “Health is one of the main drivers of all this,” Stott says. “It’s been proven that LEED-building occupants are happier and more productive; wellness is not an unexpected benefit, it’s a stipulated goal.”

of windows and materials that echo the outdoor environment. “When you’re inside, you have a visual connections to the land, whether that’s to a garden or part of the landscape,” explains Makoid.

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GREEN DESIGN Flower powered: East Hampton’s Missi Flowers brings a tailored approach to floral design. By Donna Bulesco

Missi Bullock would like us all to believe in flower power. “Flowers are healing,” says the owner of Missi Flowers (missiflowers. com), a Manhattan- and Hamptons-based florist whose lush bouquets awaken the senses with their just-picked freshness and subtle interplay of colors. Flowering magnolias, jasmine, sweet peas, protea, clematis, and English roses are a few favorites in her repertoire, but in truth, she happily improvises for clients such as Aerin Lauder (on her launch of Williams-Sonoma home decor), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row, and interior designer Sasha Bikoff. “I love feminine and fragrant flowers with texture and movement—you know, wildflowers that flutter, or grasses that sound beautiful when they move.” While Bullock drives into the Flower District in NYC a few times a week for exotic blooms, the born-and-bred Oklahoman favors buying Long Island local. “I’m passionate about the slow-flower movement,” she says. Like farm-to-table foodies, farm-to-vase followers source domestic growers

who follow environmental and labor regulations to qualify for the “Certified American Grown” sticker. Similar to a poet penning an ode to springtime, Bullock (her first name is Rachel, but everyone calls her Missi) brings forth floriculture’s restorative nature in her bouquets (arrangements for private clients range from $250 to $400). “I like to keep things simple, elegant and tailored,” says Bullock, who finds the work of Tage Andersen and @doctorcooper intriguing. “Even when a design is ‘loose,’ there is a structure to its shape.” Indeed, there’s a rigorous grace to her compositions—she rarely combines more than three textures at a time. After an injury kept her from pursuing massage therapy, Bullock moved to New York City in 2006 and found her true calling working with mentors like John Birch at Wyeth. In many ways, her work with flowers has fulfilled one of her original goals. “I figured at some point I’d be a healer,” says Bullock. Mission (beautifully) accomplished.

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SPACE Black is the new black: beach homes with black exteriors are some of the most bold, beautiful and serene houses in the Hamptons. By Jim Servin

Connect the dots: from Calvin Klein’s sleek black woodand-glass box on Meadow Lane in Southampton, to Steven Klein’s all-black West Kill farm and Madonna’s black mansion in Bridgehampton, to Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan’s modern-rustic retreat in charcoal on Shelter Island, black summer homes are sending a message of sophisticated individualism. “They are very common in Japan, and whenever we were there, we vowed to someday have a black house. At first, our neighbors thought the house looked very ominous and coffin-like,” says designer Jonathan Adler of the four-bedroom, single-story compound he and Barneys New York honcho Simon Doonan built five years ago. “But with a bit of bamboo, some dune grasses and a few Japanese pines, the house went from ominous to serene. A black house is very quiet. We’re on Gardiners Bay, and my favorite view of my house is from my paddleboard.”

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Effortlessly avant-garde and reliably traditional, black is versatile, its impact strong. “Black has always been the coolest color,” says location scout Jenny Landey. “People who own black houses,” she continues, “are individuals with a strong sense of style.” Her friend, model and interior designer T.R. Pescod, agrees: “Black homes have always been around, but never as chic as they have been in the last couple of years.” Ed Bulgin, who built Calvin Klein’s $75 million beach home, says that black homes are often the pricier ones: “People who choose darker exterior colors are usually more artistic,” he says. “The black houses we’ve done are more challenging in design and construction, because the client pushes the design envelope, which drives the cost up.” Architect Blaze Makoid chose a black exterior for the four-bedroom, 2,900-square-foot modern home he and his wife, Tracy Mitchell, executive director of Bay Street Theater, built on Morris Cove in Sag Harbor 10 years ago. “It was a reaction to the typical gambrel-roof-shingles-withwhite-trim kind of house; we were trying to swing the pendulum in the opposite direction,” he says. While Makoid considered an ancient Japanese siding technique called shou sugi ban, which blackens and seals wood by burning it, he decided on a solid black exterior stain instead. “Generally, the darker a stain is, the more protective it is of the wood that’s beneath it,” according to Makoid. “It blocks out more UV rays, and UV is what deteriorates wood. A deep black stain is about as bulletproof a choice as you can make.”

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There’s also a side benefit of black houses: architectural slimming. “When the house was framed and primed, before it was stained black, it appeared bigger from the street, more of an in-your-face kind of thing than it did once we stained it dark,” Makoid says. “I like the way landscape plays against a black house, particularly when grasses and leaves are a really bright emerald green.” Stylist Sean Spellman, who frequently works with celbrity shutterbug Annie Leibowitz, has a black summer home in Sagaponack North—a 2,000-square-foot shingled bungalow, which he says reminds him of “whaling cottages you see in Newport, on Main Street.” His summer wardrobe consists of a classic black Calvin Klein T-shirt and a black bathing suit. “When I surf I wear all black and look like a preacher,” he says. “Everything looks chicer in black.” Inspired by homes in Belgium and Scandinavia, in 2014 architect, designer and lifestyle guru Mark Zeff built a 6,500-square-foot black barn in East Hampton with an exterior painted in Benjamin Moore’s Black Jack (“a comfortable, warm, kind of charcoal-y black, depending upon how the sun hits it,” says Zeff). The designer likes his black home so much, he’s creating an empire based on the concept—in addition to a real estate development company, his Blackbarn lifestyle brand includes Black Barn restaurant off Madison Square Park in New York City; Blackbarn, a coffee table book; Blackbarn Shop, a home-goods store in Dumbo and another in Chelsea Market soon to follow. “To me, white and bright feel less calming. Dark spaces feel cooler and more comfortable,” Zeff says. “Black is an attention-grabber, a wonderful game-changer.”

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SPACE A room of her own: Sportscaster Jill Martin has created a dreamy tropical paradise in her well-appointed Southampton Village home. By Suzanne Gannon

“This is a shoe-free household—except when there’s a photo shoot,” laughs Jill Martin of her 5,400-square-foot, cedar-shingled home on a third of an acre in the heart of Southampton Village. She requests that her guests go barefoot or slip into a pair of the booties she buys in bulk on Amazon to keep her house immaculate while giving visitors a sense of comfort and informality. Her own kicks (when she’s wearing them) get a workout on the axis between West Chester, Pa., where she films her QVC segments for the G.I.L.I. fashion brand, and New York City, where she’s known as the Today show’s makeover maven for fashion and home decor. She’s also Madison Square Garden’s interviewer to the stars of basketball, whether they be Knicks players or celebrity fans like Larry David, Ben Stiller, Ron Howard and the omnipresent Spike Lee. The home is a sanctuary for Martin, whose career has been characterized by two decades of constant motion. When she rolls into the driveway after a week on the road, ping-ponging between projects, she says she immediately exhales. She puts away her phone, puts on relaxing music, lights up some candles and gets a fire going. “It is truly my happy place; I eat better, sleep better, and I actually relax. I am my best and truest self here in this house, surrounded by everything and everyone I love.” Martin, who closed on the six-bedroom home on her 40th birthday, celebrated the milestone with her parents and

brother in the still-empty house, toasting with red plastic cups of wine. Every brick and piece of furniture represents a lifetime of hard work, she says. ”It makes every overnight shoot and every seven-day work week worth it.” Martin has turned the home into a weekend playground for her loved ones. The home’s pristine white floors, carpentry and marble exude tranquility. The banana leaf wallpaper was inspired by the walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel. It gives the home a splash of color that maybe only Dorothy Draper could have pulled off with her Brazilliance wallpaper while weekending with a friend in a cottage off Gin Lane. Martin says her perfect “at home” moment takes place in the 232-square-foot “Florida” room just steps inside from her backyard pool. As she watches the brilliance of the Hamptons sunset, the splash of color lights up the whole house. Martin says she is perfectly content in this one, very well-appointed room. “I believe in finding calm in chaos,” says the New York Times best-selling author of the style guide, I Have Nothing to Wear. “This room takes me right to where I want to be, and always wanted to be.” The centerpiece is a cocoon-like swinging chair (from Pier 1, no less), in which Martin reads and daydreams. With her swing, Martin seems to be channeling Draper, who once said, “[Your home] should honestly be your own—an expression of your personality.”

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OUTDOORS Meditative Spaces: Create a peaceful oasis right outside your door. Landscape Details founder Michael Derrig shares the sublime secrets of his Zen palette. By Jamie Bufalino

When it’s high season and you’re the owner of one of the East End’s leading landscape companies, every workday— overseeing the logistics of planting trees, designing gardens, building pathways and walls—has the potential to thrust you into a thicket of anxiety. “But people always tell me I’m so calm,” says Landscape Details founder Michael Derrig, who credits a meditation practice for helping him coolly tackle each day’s challenges. “When I design, I try to pass that meditative quality on to my clients.” For Derrig, creating a serene outdoor space starts with simplicity. “When I go to properties and if there’s no order or if I find them overdesigned, it gives me the heebie-jeebies,” he says. “The less clutter of plants, the simpler the color palette and the simpler the lines, the better you’ll feel without even realizing it.” Derrig cites a recent project in Bridgehampton—for which he created a long alley of trees against the backdrop of a stone wall, plus a water feature that looks out onto a Sol Lewitt sculpture—as one of his quintessentially Zen-like designs. “The trees create a canopy, the water provides the tranquility, the stones emphasize the natural aesthetic, so at that point there’s a real feeling of simplicity,” he says. Don’t worry if you don’t have a sprawling estate, because “meditative places are better when they’re more intimate,”

says Derrig. It also helps if you create “destinations” in your yard. At Derrig’s own East Hampton home (where he lives with his wife and two children), “I’ve taken all my flowers and put them in certain, specific places on the property, so you have to go to that spot to see them. That provides another opportunity for meditation.” Water features—even a small bubbling fountain—are another key element to creating an outdoor escape. “It absolutely gives you the instant feeling of tranquility,” he says. And “I am obsessed with Buddha statues,” adds Derrig, “One of my clients has five substantially-sized Buddha statues on his property—one’s an elephant Buddha—and he goes out and lights a candle for each.” (If you want to emulate Buddha by planting a beautiful tree to ponder life under, Derrig recommends opting for either the classic Japanese maple or a Yoshino cherry.) Once you’ve transformed your space into a peaceful oasis, if one of your noisy neighbors is harshing the mellow atmosphere you’ve created, Derrig says, “it’s amazing what a wood privacy fence does, when combined with two outdoor speakers playing meditative music.” But if all else fails, just keep focused on your relationship to your garden. “Life’s too short to get all wigged out over stuff you can’t control,” says Derrig. “With plants, it’s simple—you give them love, they grow and they give you happiness.”

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GALLERY Cutting-edge sculptures, vintage photographs, sensual paintings—nurture your creative spirit with this guide to the coolest art exhibits happening on the East End. By Ami Kealoha HIPSTER CENTRAL “We are so used to staring at cool stuff on Instagram that it feels kind of healthy to experience eyeball-pleasers in real life too,” says chiropractor Dr. Lisa Wolfe, the mastermind (along with her husband, Johan Kugelberg) of Boo-Hooray Summer Rental, the art-centric concept store returning to Montauk this summer. On Memorial Day weekend, the store will feature a collection of vintage surf ephemera and, later in the summer, artist Pat McCarthy (of the Satan Ceramics collective) will have an exhibit in which he promises to somehow incorporate live pigeons. The Vintage Surf Posters & Ephemera (1950’s 1970’s) exhibit runs from May 26 through May 31, 805 Main St., Montauk

LIFE IN PICTURES “He’s a true witness,” says T Gallery founder Therese Mahar of legendary photographer Harry Benson, who—over the course of his 65-year career—has covered everything from the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. to famine in Somalia. With Through the Lens, the opening act at her new Southampton space, Mahar shows off the range of Benson’s work, including a captivating 1968 shot of Jacqueline Kennedy with her brown eyes peering through a white ski mask and her iconic sunglasses perched on top of her head. Harry Benson’s Through the Lens, at T Gallery, through June 29, 4 North Main St. C, Southampton

TRASH TO TREASURE Inspired by ancient artifacts, Brooklyn artist Shari Mendelson takes recycled plastic and sculpts it into objects—an ornate urn, a long-necked pitcher—that look like they’ve just emerged from an archaeological dig. “I love the beauty of the aged, oxidized surfaces,” the sculptor explains. “The colors of these pieces inform my palette both consciously and unconsciously.” The pastel-hued, slightly asymmetrical vessels take on an almost otherworldly beauty, shifting our perception of plastic containers (“symbols of our time” as the artist puts it) from throwaway objects to lasting pieces of art. Shari Mendelson at Todd Merrill, on view all summer, 11 South Main St., Southampton

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GALLERY POLLOCK’S HEYDAY The current show at the Pollock-Krasner House offers a photographic peek at the moment when some of the world’s foremost Abstract Expressionists populated the area. Titled East End Art World, August 1953: Photographs by Tony Vaccaro, the show features a collection of images—such as a never-before-seen color study of Jackson Pollock’s face (complete with furrowed brow) and a shot of Elaine and Willem de Kooning looking into each other’s eyes—taken by Tony Vaccaro on assignment for a Look magazine feature that never ran. Many of the photos on display had been missing for six decades until Vaccaro, now 94, discovered them during a move. East End Art World, August 1953: Photographs by Tony Vaccaro, at Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, through July 29

“Elaine and Willem de Kooning at Leo Castelli’s house, August 1953”

FLOWER POWER Since his art is known for including tropes like skulls and guns, Dominique Rousserie’s show at Tripoli Gallery is somewhat of a departure. Titled Botanic Verses, the collection of works from the St. Barts-based painter depict orchids in anatomical detail, giving them an intimate, sexual feel. “Some attracts, some repulses you,” the artist explains, “they deserve their ‘gallerie de portrait.’” Rousserie’s friend—the late writer/philosopher Gérard Barrière—described the series (which originally debuted in Argentina in 2001) as brimming with the “vivacious sensuality and vulvar darkness of [the orchid’s] petals, as if the orchid, though not hallucinogenic, was in itself a sublime hallucination.” Dominique Rousserie: Botanic Verses at Tripoli Gallery, 30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, June 16-July 10

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Innocence Project—the nonprofit that helps exonerate the wrongfully convicted—Guild Hall presents The Innocents, the 2002 series of photographs by multidisciplinary artist Taryn Simon, who took portraits of victims of such injustice. Shot with rich, saturated colors, Simon places each of her unfairly accused subjects at locations associated with their cases. All of the portraits—like the one of a man shot in a grimy hotel room lying between two bare mattresses, his eyes peering up at the camera—tell an emotional story while delivering an impactful social critique. Taryn Simon’s The Innocents at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, June 17-July 30

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PURE PROPERTY Serenity is in the DNA of Hamptons real estate, with ties to presidents past, their extended families, and totems of pop culture. By Nancy Kane 20 UNION STREET, SAG HARBOR

RICHARD GERE’S NORTH HAVEN RETREAT

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with 228 feet of sandy beach right at your doorstep. Grammy winner Mark Ronson sold his 4-bedroom home on 1 Marlin Drive in Amagansett for the asking price $1.45 million dollars. It isn’t clear whether Ronson will buy another house in the Hamptons, although his roots run deep out here. His mother, Anne Dexter-Jones, married his step-dad, Mick Jones, in the Hamptons in 1985. Ronson’s first band, The Whole Earth Mamas, played at The Stephen Talkhouse when the famed producer, DJ, musician and singer was still in high school. Matt Lauer’s 15-acre Sag Harbor estate is on the market for just under $17 million. It’s one of two homes on the East End he is selling, after purchasing Richard Gere’s Strongheart Manor in North Haven for $35.5 million. The private estate features gardens and rolling lawns designed by landscape architect Miranda Brooks and a traditional house by architect Daniel Romualdez with interiors by Muriel Brandolini. The Today host is settling into Strongheart Manor’s compound, purchased last summer, enjoying its waterfront pond and bridge and island-inspired tea house, complete with stone fireplace. In the village of Sag Harbor, the Summer White House of 21st President Chester A. Arthur is for sale, having been completely renovated and redesigned by architect Steven Gambrel. Built in 1796, the three-story Victorian is located on a secluded property, rare for the village, with pool, formal terraces, garage and parking spot—another village rarity.

There is no debate on Jackie Kennedy’s childhood summer home—“Lasata,” at 121 Further Lane in East Hampton—being one of the most serenely beautiful in the country, with open, green lawns and expansive landscaping of mature linden, cork and American elm trees. It’s for sale, asking just under $40 million. Designed by architect Arthur C. Jackson and built in 1917, “Lasata” is a Shinnecock Indian word meaning “Place of Peace.” The 7-acre summer residence of the Bouviers through the 1920s has seen only a handful of owners through the past century, including the most recent, Reed and Delphine Krakoff, who restored the home. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and his wife, Dasha Zhukova, rented from the Krakoffs last summer, and it if doesn’t sell, it will be up for rent again. Jackie could have left her grandfather’s house and driven 3 miles south past the Maidstone Club to the home of her cousins, The Beales, over at Grey Gardens, now for sale by current owner Sally Quinn. Quinn and her late husband Ben Bradlee bought the house in 1979 from Little Edie for $220,000. After extensive restorations, the asking price was cut by $2 million to $17,995,000. Pop culture fans may remember the “Hamptons” episode of Seinfeld—the one where George suffers from “shrinkage” and Jerry and Elaine think their friend’s baby is “ugly.” That’s not an adjective that can be applied to the house where the episode was filmed: for sale at just under $8 million, the house at 45 Whalers Lane in Amagansett sits on 1.37 acres

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PURE PICKS Describing his style as “natural materials in natural colors,” creative director of fashion brand Bottega Veneta and fashion designer Tomas Maier reveals that sometimes less is more.

“The bouquet of this candle is reminiscent of Hither Hills in Montauk.” Omh candle, $70, at Tomas Maier, 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, tomasmaier.com

“An iconic design reinterpreted for the minimalist—ultralightweight and ultra-flat.” Pilot glasses, $260, at Tomas Maier

“This classic design is a great comfort at home at the end of a beach day.” Flag Halyard Chair, $11,524, by Wegner at danishdesignstore.com

“This style is inspired by the sweaters I wore at camp in England as a child.” College sweater, $875, at Tomas Maier

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“My dogs have them in natural linen, but the day I get a girl dog she will have a pink one.” Classic dog bed, from $285, by Mungo & Maud at Bloom, 43 Madison St., Sag Harbor, us.mungoandmaud.com

“Simple and timeless design from Sausalito. Mine are in black.” Coupe dinner plate, $35, at heathceramics.com

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PURE PICKS Swimwear designer and mother Shoshanna Gruss, founder and creative director of Shoshanna, shares the essentials that make for a superlative summer.

“The Styleliner bags are each like a work of art.” Joey Wölffer round bag, $395, at Joey Wolffer, 25 Madison St., Sag Harbor, store.joeywolffer.com “Did I mention I love color? I can’t get enough of Jen Stark’s work—it is fun and dreamy. Eric Firestone’s gallery is a favorite place to view her work and other incredible artists.” Painting Random, price upon request, at Eric Firestone Gallery, 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, ericfirestonegallery.com

“My little ones and I live in our suits all summer long. This year we introduced our first baby boy suit, named after my son Colby. All of our suits are made down the street from my NYC headquarters in the Garment District.” Banana leaf triangle top and bottom, $94 and $101, by Shoshanna, similar styles at Fahrenheit 451, 105 Main St., Westhampton, shoshanna.com

“I love beautiful beading and standout accessories, especially in the summer when my clothes tend to be a bit more easy and relaxed. Buba Aponi clutch, $575, at Joey Wolffer, 25 Madison St., Sag Harbor, store.joeywolffer.com

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Larry Schwarz loves orange. “Not every orange, not fluorescent orange, but yeah—ever since I was little kid, I just loved the color orange.” Drawn to the hue, Schwarz started collecting orange things. “But I don’t just collect orange things. My friends tell me my house looks like a seafood restaurant because there is so much nautical stuff in here,” he says from his Carl Fisher Tudor home near the Surf Lodge in Montauk. At 47, Schwarz is a summer resident who comes out year-round, mostly to write—he has a young adult novel, Romeo, Juliet and Jim debuting in June (Macmillan)—and work on television shows. He is the producer and creator of many popular TV series for kids including Kappa Mikey, Speed Racer: The Next Generation and Three Delivery, with his production company, Larry Schwarz and his Band. He found his first orange bike in 2002 at the world-famous Brimfield Antique Flea Markets in Massachusetts. It provided a practical use. “I bought it right at the beginning and I could ride it to other parts of the market,” he says of the

oldest flea market in the country, which sprawls over a mile long. “I’m not exactly obsessed with orange; I’m like a fanatic collector. If I have one orange bike I need a dozen,” he explains. He has well over a dozen now, maybe 17, he says. Not that he rides them. “It’s more from a collecting perspective,” he says. Although he does have a favorite: a Huffy Heat Lightning Bolt with a banana seat. Another favorite is a Concord Freestyle dirt bike he found at a Paris flea market and took back home on the plane. “I had the pedals in the pocket of my coat,” he recalls. “They set off the metal detector.” He admittedly has no self-control. In addition to bikes, Schwarz collects orange surfboards and drives an orange 1973 International Harvester Scout. “The bikes are great for guests who stay in the summer—they ride the bikes,” he said. If Schwarz does go bike-riding this season, it will be on the brand-new orange beach cruiser he recently got at Air and Speed in Montauk. Most likely he’ll be riding to a yard sale, keeping his carbon footprint down.

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SKIN Superfood sunscreen: The latest must-haves in skincare for the face are creamy, nutritious, toxin-free plant cocktails. By Amely Greeven

It’s time for me to get to grips with natural beauty. Not because I use risky chemical products, but because I use almost no products. I’ve coasted until now on a combo of decent genetics and a clean, quasi-Paleo lifestyle—grassfed meat from ranches I know, periodic liver cleanses, and gadgets that give my water the molecular structure of mountain springs. But at 43, though my skin looks pretty good, I should probably go beyond just building beauty from the inside out. The dilemma is that I want the stuff I put on my body to be on par with the stuff I put into it: nonindustrial and toxin-free, made from the best ingredients, and coming from conscious producers who care about the planet as much as profit. When I mention this to Ollie, a California tonic-bar owner and my point person for high-consciousness health products, he first tells me to put coconut yogurt on my face (to feed my complexion’s microbiome). Then turning more practical, he instructs me to “call Chris.” This turns out to be Chris Wilkinson, sun-care revolutionary and founder of cult-favorite surfer brand Avasol. A better sunscreen is the most obvious starting point for my new beauty collection: It’s the product I’ll use daily, with the most protective benefits to my skin. But it can also be one of the most toxic: Some of the chemicals used in conventional brands are not only famously disruptive to hormones, but the tiniest traces of them also pollute the ocean ecosystem. Avasol, it turns out, is a pioneer of “responsible sun care.” Its sunscreen—in bio-based and refillable containers—uses truly “non-nano” zinc oxide to ensure human and marine

safety. Wilkinson explains that the man-made nano particles, which help some zinc oxide sunscreens blend invisibly into the skin, are considered highly dubious. “It’s the inconvenient truth,” he says. “A clear, truly safe sunscreen doesn’t exist.” (He also says many “non-nano” claims are fraudulent, and refer to manipulated clumps of nano particles.) The primal passion behind the line hooks me. Ethno-pharmacology and a reverence for traditional medicinals inspired the 22-ingredient formulation of plant oils, butters and waxes like bee-manufactured propolis that humans have smeared on for protection or healing for millennia. Together, these food-grade ingredients create a physical-barrier sunscreen that is tinted to the skin tone using iron oxides. It could be placebo, but I feel oddly ebullient when I rub this creamy plant cocktail, at once robust and easy to blend, into my face. Have I actually found a cosmetic that is in line with the way I live my life? Wilkinson tells me that the name Avasol comes from the Samoan word “ava,” for respect, and “sol,” the sun. “We need a paradigm shift about being outside. It’s not just slather on the sunscreen and lie on the beach! Eat antioxidant-rich foods to bolster resistance to UV damage, and optimize your digestion so you can absorb those antioxidants! Learn your personal tolerance for broad-spectrum UV, get your dose of vitamin D buck-naked if you can, then cover up in a Patagonia hooded surf shirt, and put sunscreen where you are exposed, or seek shade.” Wilkinson continues, “Sun protection is a whole lifestyle of being attuned to ourselves and the elements—like humans used to be.” His zeal for redefining skin care is contagious.

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One of the most sought-after aestheticians in New York, Karina Freedman is bringing her famous facials to Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor this summer. A combination of microcurrent, lymphatic drainage, manual muscle stimulation and exfoliation, the treatment gives a youthful appearance and glow that lasts for weeks. Freedman uses cult favorite Biologique Recherche products, explaining, “They are the purest, most concentrated products and are paraben- and fragrance-free.’’ For a finale, she amps up the plumping with a collagen sheet mask, used in Swiss hospital burn units. $295. 1A Bay St., Sag Harbor; salonxavier.com, karinanyc.com

AAPE AT SKIN BY VERONICA Advanced adipose-derived stem cells, which come from lyophilized healthy human tissue, are at the heart of Veronica Taylor’s cutting-edge anti-aging treatment, which also uses Biopelle stem cells and growth factor from snails. “No snails are killed for this serum; they

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is more than just working different muscles,” says the petite powerhouse. “Trying new things is mentally stimulating, too,” her key to keeping a balanced perspective in a chaotic world. One of her favorite escapes is the Hamptons. “I am very lucky because I get to go visit my friends who have houses, and great guest cottages, in Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton and Amagansett,” says Brown. “Just going out to the Hamptons restores me. I love waking up and going to a SoulCycle class or taking a long walk before going to the beach. When I’m there, I love to just chill with my friends and cook dinners at home.” In the city, when she’s on the move and can’t log time at the gym, she unwinds with a “Reboot and Focus” exercise that Jen Kluczkowski, CEO of Mindfresh, suggested to her: Breathe in deeply for a count of four. Exhale for a count of four. Repeat 10 times. That stress-relieving shortcut has come in handy for Brown, who just launched a big partnership with Lord & Taylor stores for Just Bobbi concept shops, stocked with her favorite wellness and beauty products (as well as her sunglass line). Yet she’s made a promise to herself not to get “over-everythinged”—overstressed and overworked—by her new venture, a promise Brown feels is her best tip to others. “If you take time to restore yourself in even a small way, you’ll end up being more energized and productive.”

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GAME CHANGER The shellfish that gives back, Montauk Pearl Oysters work overtime delivering optimal nutrition, spicing up the libido and purifying the sea. By Jamie Bufalino

SUPERHEROES OF THE SEA: A SINGLE MONTAUK PEARL OYSTER CAN FILTER UP TO 50 GALLONS OF WATER A DAY.

thereby creating a safer, healthier habitat for marine, animal and human life alike. “Oysters are one of the greenest forms of protein on the planet,” says Barley Dunne, the director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, which is holding a reception on May 28 at Bay Kitchen Bar in support of its oyster garden initiative. Mike Martinsen—co-owner of the Montauk Shellfish Company oyster farm and the man who coined the name Montauk Pearl Oysters—couldn’t agree

more. “The beauty of the shellfish industry is that you’re not taking from the environment, you’re contributing to it,” he said. “I love that shellfish farming is something that you can make a small profit with, and at the same time be cleaning the water.” Oyster-loving Qiu further praises both the mollusks and their minders: “Because the oysters we eat are products of pristine environments, I see oyster farmers as stewards of the watershed and oyster farms as beacons of ecological hope.”

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The Montauk Pearl Oyster leads an exotic double life. On shore, the oyster—known for its dense shell, its deep cup that cradles a particularly meaty mollusk, and its refreshingly briny taste—uses its body to enrapture diners out for a night of shellfish slurping. “I remember them for their piquant, oceanic brine and silky texture,” says Julie Qiu, the “oyster sommelier” behind the bivalve-obsessed site inahalfshell.com. Oysters are also nutritional nirvana—they’re loaded with protein, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamin B12 plus some vitamin A. Furthermore, that legend about them being aphrodisiacs has some credible research behind it: Zinc is known to boost testosterone and oysters also contain amino acids that are—to quote one scientist—“integral in the neural pathway of the pleasure response.” Back home in the sea, however, the Montauk pearl oyster has less sexy, but more urgent, business to take care of—it serves as an underwater superhero, taking on the nefarious forces that increasingly threaten East End water quality. The oyster’s primary foe? Nitrogen, which is showing up in extreme amounts in our local waters via runoff from septic systems and the use of fertilizers. “Surplus nitrogen in our waterways creates prime conditions for harmful algal blooms to flourish,” explains Kate Rossi-Snook, environmental advocate for the Concerned Citizens of Montauk. “These blooms can smother eelgrass and create conditions that are toxic to fish, birds, our pets—and us.” That’s where the oyster—a natural “filter feeder”—comes in. Since one oyster (which uses nitrogen to bulk up its shell and tissue) can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, a large oyster farm can help mitigate the nitrogen overload,

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BLACK BASS “The season opens at the end of May, so I will be getting black bass out of Montauk from fishmongers. I like to use it for my whole fish dish, which is stuffed with lemon, rosemary and thyme and then grilled, deboned and served with smoked tomato provençal.”

HEIRLOOM CHERRY TOMATOES. “There is a farm out of Mattituck, FloraTomatoes, that grows tomatoes in a greenhouse and I am able to get these heirloom tomatoes early in the season. I like to blister them and serve them with burrata.“

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CRISTINA CUOMO: What inspired your new book, Food Swings? JESSICA SEINFELD: I created Food Swings to quiet the constantbattle in my brain—what I want to eat versus what I should eat. So, I crafted two books in one: the first half has recipes that leave you feeling virtuous yet satisfied, and the other half has recipes that are more decadent and feel like a party. This is my way of life, so I live between the covers of my own book. What was your aha mo-

ment, when you realized you loved cooking and knew you were good at it? When my roommates in college started to prefer what I made for myself, instead of ordering takeout. How have your food tastes evolved since your first cookbook? I have always cooked and eaten wholesome, simple meals made with just a few high-quality ingredients. As my kids get busier, and our schedules more complicated, that’s more important to me than ever.

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I drink celery juice every morning, based on the advice of The Medical Medium, Anthony William. I will blend spinach, wild blueberries with a whole orange if I am low on dark greens during a busy week. Do you prefer outdoor (grill, barbecue, clambake) or indoor (kitchen, stovetop) cooking? I grill vegetables and meat outdoors all summer long. Since I grew up on Long Island, it feels like a primal experience every time I get to stand by our grill in the Long Island salt air at twilight. Vegetables like zucchini, squash and onions grow at an alarming rate in our garden, thanks to that great Long Island soil, so I roast them until crispy almost every night of the summer.

“Since I grew up on Long Island, it feels like a primal experience every time I get to stand by our grill in the Long Island salt air at twilight.” -Jessica Seinfeld Bittman is also a trusted resource in basic, foolproof cooking. What foods for a healthy diet are your must-haves? Fresh vegetables and fruit, the deeper and richer in color the better. I don’t subscribe to the advice that there is too much sugar in fruit. Fruit and vegetables are medicine for our health. Since my diet is made up mostly of those, I feel free to enjoy nonessential foods when I want. Do you juice? If so, what is your favorite concoction?

What’s your favorite room in your home? My kitchen is our favorite room, because it is where everyone congregates and hangs while I make dinner. We also have an excellent pantry. Any thoughts about a cooking show? You should have your own! This may be the question I get asked the most. While I am honored every time I am asked, I don’t have any desire to be on television. It does not feel like my calling. What does feel like the work I was put on this planet

to do is to run the GOOD+ Foundation. You’ve changed so many lives for the better. More than 16 years ago, I started an organization in New York City called Baby Buggy. My goal was to create a pipeline between families with outgrown and excess baby gear and clothing and families in need. Early on, we discovered that to really help a baby, you must help the parents first. Through our trusted partners, we began to pair our goods with transformational services and education for parents. Critical services, like getting parents into GED classes, financial literacy, vocational and job training, parenting and healthy relationship courses, getting them medical care and legal help, plus our much-needed gear, diapers and necessities, became our magic formula in supporting families living in poverty. It is the goods plus the services that change lives, so we officially changed the name to the GOOD+ Foundation in 2016. Since our inception, we have given out 30 million items to struggling families. Several years ago, we became focused on getting noncustodial fathers more involved with their kids. We knew that would make an impact on the financial stability of the single-mother led homes, which makes up 63 percent of the families we serve. For six years, we have been helping to build and strengthen fatherhood programs across the country, as this program is an integral part of GOOD+ Foundation’s future.

What’s your favorite way to decompress? I spray my shower with eucalyptus oil, turn on the water very hot, and let the steam and eucalyptus overwhelm my senses, as I sit there and try to ignore whomever is banging on my door. How will you be celebrating Father’s Day? We love to paint pottery with funny inside jokes for Jerry. And we always have Goldberg’s bagels and lox for Father’s Day breakfast, along with my buttermilk pancakes (the recipe’s in Food Swings). What are you really good at making? Thanksgiving dinner for 30. Jerry always says after our big meal that I look like I just left a spa because I look revived and refreshed. He would also say no restaurant serves better meals than the ones I make. He is obviously biased and slightly crazy, but I love and appreciate his enthusiasm.

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EATING LOCAL Eat Here Now. The buzziest new farm-fresh fare, faces and places on the East End. By Jamie Bufalino

from New York City’s buzzy cocktail den The Garret) and (finally!) a real-life arbor. Chef Pierre Sudre is also excited about the restaurant’s robust raw bar. “We’re working with local fishmongers and getting all of our seafood right out of their draggers,” says Sudre, who also oversees the cuisine at Duryea’s where “there will be more of everything—lobster, shrimp, clams, Montauk Pearl Oysters, everything.” The folks at the Wölffer Estate Vineyard continue to expand their empire with Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett (4 Amagansett Square Drive; 631.267.2764), which offers a menu that emphasizes “local, seasonal and ultimately wine-friendly food” like “Summer in a Bowl” featuring veggies and stone fruit topped with a rosé vinaigrette. Not to be outdone, Shelter Island’s Vine Street Cafe is in expansion mode as well—setting up a new outpost in East Hampton (85 Montauk Highway, vinestreetcafe.com) in the now-shuttered Café Max spot. Expect a Gallic flair in the cuisine and entrees featuring fresh local fish. The Southampton Inn, meanwhile, has launched Claude’s (91 Hill St.; 631.283.6500), which is aiming to be not only farmto-table but garden-to-table, using produce—including heirloom tomatoes, garlic, string beans and peppers—from its own grounds. “Children can go pick tomatoes off the vine for their salads,” says the Inn’s owner Dede Gotthelf. Claude’s also offers a wellness menu featuring gluten-free and vegetarian options as well as food for those with the alpha-gal meat allergy.

This season, the Hamptons restaurant scene is being served up flambé with some of the hottest names in the culinary world vying for your pre- and après-beach appetite. Starting June 24, Eleven Madison Park—the three Michelin star restaurant—will be decamping to East Hampton with EMP Summer House (341 Pantigo Road, empsummerhouse. com) while its New York space undergoes a remodel. EMP will have a more relaxed vibe than its city counterpart and “we’re using ingredients harvested or caught just miles away from our front door in East Hampton,” said chef/ co-owner Daniel Humm. “Oysters, produce, fish, wine and even the sea salt.” Another NYC import is the Upper East Side’s T-Bar Steak & Lounge, which is shacking up with Southampton sushi spot Kozu (136 Main St., 631.619.6660) to create T-Bar @ Kozu, which offers everything from certified Black Angus steak to Chilean sea bass with bok choy, ginger and miso glaze. In Water Mill, the new Calissa (1020 Montauk Highway; 631.500.9292)—from the team behind Il Cantinori and Amali in New York—is serving up classic Mediterranean dishes like its “Point Judith Calamari” prepared with pickled summer vegetables and basil. Those newcomers will be facing off with some already-established favorites including Montauk’s Arbor (240 Fort Pond Rd.; 631.238.5430) and the redesigned Duryea’s Lobster Deck (65 Tuthill Rd.; 631.668.2410). This season, Arbor is showing off its brand-new outdoor space—complete with dining area, bar (helmed by top mixologists 120

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ors collection, played an integral part in the creation of the space. Many design elements in Tutto, including the chandelier, pillows, pottery and art, are made by Haitian artisans we met through the Urban Zen Foundation. We’re excited to invite diners into our newly renovated space, where we’ve added more doors and windows to bring in more beautiful sunlight. Our use of reclaimed oak and putty gray adds to the soothing color palette. Tutto is all about the experience: from the food to the atmosphere, it nurtures all of the senses.” 56 Nugent St., Southampton, tuttoilgiorno.com

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EATING LOCAL Whether you find them at an iconic marketplace or a pit stop at the first of-its-kind organic slow food truck, homegrown delicacies abound on the East End. SEA BEAN NATURAL FOODS CO. BREAKS NEW GROUND IN MONTAUK AS CATERERS WHO FARM THEIR OWN ORGANIC VEGETABLES.

PIERRE’S MARKET Since Pierre Weber took over the historic general store in Sagaponack last year, he’s been working hard to add the type of culinary and decorative touches that have made his eponymous Bridgehampton restaurant a hot spot since 2002. “When I moved in, this space looked like it was part of the 19th century. I decided to put in a different vision of what could be done,” says Weber, standing in the market’s now-pristine, white-clapboard front room, with walls featuring photos of Weber’s parents, who owned a Parisian bakery for 30 years. As for the menu, Pierre’s Market caters to a modern, healthy lifestyle. There’s a juicing station where you can order concoctions like the Namaste (apple, beet, cucumber and ginger) or the Bridgehampton (tomato, celery, cucumber and cilantro). The back room features both a salad bar and a kitchen churning out everything from cage-free egg salad to grass-fed roast beef sandwiches as well as rotisserie chickens and grilled fish. Organic is the operative word here. “I found a farmer in Bridgehampton, a young guy with dreadlocks, who’s already in the field

with dirt under his fingernails at 8 o’clock in the morning,” says Weber. “He’s all organic—so I’m going to be buying a lot from him.” Best of all, Pierre’s Market will go the distance this summer, and offer delivery service to Sagg, Peters Pond and Gibson beaches. 542 Sagg Main St., Sagaponack –J. B.

SEA BEAN NATURAL FOODS CO. Named after both an edible marsh plant as well as fruits and seeds that have been shaped by the ocean and washed ashore, The Sea Bean Natural Foods Co. brings homegrown food from farm to beach chair. The food truck catering company is the first of its kind in Montauk (or anywhere in the state for that matter) to branch out into farming its own beans, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, Oaxacan green dent corn and blue corn. Helmed by chef Shawn Christman, the brand offers the usual catering fare, i.e., clambakes and pig roasts galore, out of its redstriped food truck, which has served the likes of Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Madonna and Bill Clinton. This summer, the company introduces a “Catering CSA program,” the concept based on Community Supported

Agriculture, in which customers entrust the chef-farmer with designing a menu based on what’s available that week. “Whether the client tells me that they are looking for passed hors d’oeuvres or traditional catering, we will pick the best produce from our farm,” says Christman, a Montauk native and classically trained chef, who was looking to diversify the company’s offerings and work the land. “You won’t find octopus on my menu, because it’s not found locally,” continues Christman, formerly of Nick & Toni’s and Topping Rose House. Instead, The Sea Bean Co. will be offering hearty dishes like fried green tomatoes with fava bean relish and baby arugula, and a baby vegetable ragù with a poached local egg and grilled ramps. Local fans need not fret: Christman’s not getting rid of his signature fish tacos with line-caught, locally fished porgy, or Montauk Brewing Company beer-battered fish and chips, anytime soon. This season, they just come with some additional oomph from his farm: “We’ll serve them with a Nam Jim Vietnamese condiment that we make with chilis, garlic and shallots from our garden.” theseabean.com –Natasha Wolff

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EATING LOCAL Dopo La Spiaggia, the new hot spot to hit in East Hampton après beach, is a fresh feast for the senses. By Ray Rogers

of a global fitness company, Tracy Anderson (where we just launched organic protein bars to the mass retail space), I’m on the board of directors of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and I co-founded a healthy drink-mix company, so I’m really trying to do my part to make the world a little healthier,” says Baum. And that goes for the offerings on hand at Dopo, where even the drinks menu features healthier alternatives: Try a guilt-free post-beach mojito or margarita off of the “Splash” cocktail menu—each one is all-natural, low-calorie, gluten-free and non-GMO. “I’m very aware of having healthy options on the menu, but these traits are truly, authentically Italian,” Baum notes. “I grew up eating such well-balanced meals, where vegetables were often the star.” For something heartier, do not bypass the stellar housemade spaghetti, a dish that wouldn’t feel out of place in the Milanese kitchens Marfoglia grew up frequenting before moving to New York some 24 years ago, and relocating to the Hamptons a decade ago. You can take the man out of Italy, but you can’t take the Italy out of the man: To wit, when summer rolls around Marfoglia rides his Ducati motorcycle to work in flip-flops and sunglasses, a beachy take on La Dolce Vita. “I really do love what I am doing,” he says. “People ask me what I do on vacation—my life is a vacation.”

When Dopo La Spiaggia (meaning “after the beach”), the Sag Harbor gem, opened a second location on Race Lane late last year, the response was instantaneous: Seconds, please. Co-owners Chef Maurizio Marfoglia and Larry and Maria Baum have more than doubled their seating at the new address (the former site of the long-departed, iconic Hamptons restaurant The Laundry) to meet the demand. Still, call ahead to book a table. “Very understated, super nice, nothing over the top,” says Chef Marfoglia, of Dopo’s interior décor, which features the same white, whimsical chandeliers overhead and muted color scheme as the flagship location. Marfoglia could also be describing his basic-is-best menu, which boasts classical Italian recipes interpreted in a modern way. “I use three, four, maybe five ingredients at the most in my dishes—it’s a much cleaner palate, a much lighter execution,” he says, “and I try to stay as organic and as local as I can.” That includes sourcing his shiitake mushrooms, when in season, from a nearby farm in Bridgehampton, using local flavor-packed greens for his insalata mista, and opting for seafood from the surrounding seas. “We have a plate with local scallops that we slice very thin, like carpaccio—almost like a sashimi—and we put a little caviar on top, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, some lemon zest—simple as that.” Wellness is the overall theme of everything co-owner Maria Baum devotes her energy to these days. “I’m the CEO

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JUICING Remember when juice was basically a morning drink and smoothies were frozen treats? Now they’ve become liquid meals, a mainstay of nourishment on the East End. Below, some of the best places to sample fruit and vegetable drinks and shakes. By Beth Landman

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ORGANIC FARMING

She was born and raised in New York City, but “being on a farm is my happy place,” says Megan Schmidt, founder of The Good Farm Delivery, the online market that allows East End foodies to have the freshest fare from local growers (like Amagansett’s Balsam and Quail Hill farms) and food artisans (from Southampton’s East End Apiaries to Sag Harbor’s Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream) delivered to their homes. “After my husband and I were married in 2000, we moved to Hawaii and lived next to a Maui onion farm,” says Schmidt. Migrating from the great metropolis to the pastoral slopes of a dormant volcano had its culture shock moments—“taking a city girl out of New York and getting her to shave her legs in a bucket is a real change,” she says—but the transplant also yielded rich benefits: “It really opened my eyes to sustainable, organic farming—we really got into the lifestyle of it.” Looking to move back to the East Coast, the couple relocated to the East End, where Schmidt, 44, was determined to foster the same kind of community support for local farmers that she’d seen flourish in Maui. “I invited some farmers over for dinner and proposed my concept for connecting them to customers in an easy way,” she recalls. They instantly got on board. Now entering its fifth season, The Good Farm Delivery, based in Sag Harbor, has proved to be a win-win operation for both area farmers and discerning locals who never realized just how much great food (everything from beets and cheeses to edible flowers) is being

grown right in their midst. “The most fun thing for me,’ says Schmidt, “is when I have a sophisticated client and they’ll try kohlrabi or something like that for the first time, and get really excited about it.” In addition to establishing herself within the culinary world of adults, Schmidt, the mother of a 9-year-old daughter, Ella, has also been focusing on the next generation of East End foodies. “At a young age, I made sure my daughter got her hands in the dirt, to really feel the magic of pulling a carrot out of the ground. Or ta-da! it’s purple or ta-da! this one has two heads.” When Ella was in preschool, Schmidt teamed up with a group of like-minded school garden leaders who had formed Edible School Gardens. Advising her along the way was Slow Food East End, the local chapter of Slow Food USA that advocates for eating and shopping locally, in season and sustainably. Schmidt was asked to join the Slow Food East End board, and has continued to develop the school garden network, which now includes more than 25 East End school gardens, making it one of the top school garden programs in the country. “It’s an outdoor classroom for learning all sorts of things, including how to understand and be respectful about what you’re eating, who’s providing the food and how it’s grown,” explains Schmidt. “All kids can benefit from that.” The Good Farm Delivery operates from early June until Columbus Day weekend. TheGoodFarmDelivery.com

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OCEANOGRAPHY The answer to the East End’s energy needs is blowing in from a new offshore wind farm. By Knvul Sheikh

Thirty miles off the tip of Long Island lies the site of the future South Fork Wind Farm. Though it won’t be visible from Hamptons beaches, the farm will allow East Hampton to meet all its electricity needs with renewable energy by 2020. “Offshore wind will save people money on their electricity bills and reduce carbon emissions that are harmful for health and contribute to global warming,” says Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment in Farmingdale. The farm, which will consist of 15 massive turbines that are connected to a substation on land via a 50-mile-long undersea cable, will be the largest offshore wind power plant in the country. When it is operational, it will be capable of producing 90 megawatts of clean energy—enough to power 50,000 homes. Although federal energy policy faces its greatest uncertainty in a decade, the South Fork Wind Farm, which is being developed by Deepwater Wind, was approved earlier

this year as part of the Long Island Power Authority’s decision to replace two aging power plants with more modern, efficient, renewable energy resources. Now the state is following suit: Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced a commitment to meeting half of New York’s energy needs with renewables by 2030, including up to 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind energy. “South Fork will be at the forefront of demonstrating that offshore wind can be a competitive and reliable source of energy,” says Clint Plummer, Deepwater Wind’s vice president of development. The entire Northeast coast offers some of the strongest wind resources in the world, and several European companies have submitted bids for similar farms off Fire Island and Jones Beach. “Those offshore wind turbines are going to be beacons of hope,” says Esposito of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. Besides the environmental benefits, “these projects also create local jobs,” she notes. “What’s not to like?”

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WARRIOR WOMAN Through her iconic career in fashion, Christy Turlington Burns has spent much of her life defining outer beauty, but her efforts to help others is the ultimate expression of her inner beauty. Her commitment to self-improvement through fitness and holistic health twenty years ago led to her creation of Sundari, a high-end natural skin care line; her pursuit of yoga and meditation, and her emergence as a leader in the mind-body wellness movement, was celebrated with a “Science of Yoga” Time magazine cover in 2001. After experiencing a postpartum hemorrhage following the birth of her first child, Grace, in 2003, Turlington Burns felt compelled to help women worldwide have access to maternal health programs. In 2010, she founded Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit with the goal “to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.” It has since impacted the lives of over 600,000 people by helping women access maternal care both in the U.S. and internationally. A dedicated resident of East Hampton (she met her husband actor-director Ed Burns at a party in the Hamptons in 2000; soon after, her sister Kelly married Ed’s screenwriter brother Brian), the natural beauty sat down with her yoga teacher and longtime friend, Erika Halweil, to discuss her life, her loves and the many facets of Every Mother Counts. –Cristina Cuomo PHOTOGRAPHY BY SIL JA MAGG

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Turlington with moms and babies waiting for postnatal checkups at The Foundation for African Medicine & Education in Karatu, Tanzania.

theme is ever-present. Anytime I went outdoors to see how far I could run, I just kept thinking about the work that we do, so it became a kind of mantra. When you discover something for yourself, you want to share it. I felt the same way when I first went to Jivamukti yoga—you want everybody to do it. I never would have thought to run, and as a yogini I was like, running’s terrible and can’t be good for you. The two things together turned out to be so beautifully complementary. And our community is building through running because people—no matter where they are, whatever their fitness ability—can try it; they can set a goal and they can surpass it and surprise themselves. And they can become healthier and at the same time help other people attain access to health care. EH: I believe that in order to be an effective philanthropist, you need to be firmly established in your own clarity, health and wellness. I feel this has helped you spread your message, first through yoga, then through running, and also through film, with your documentary

Here, she visits with midwife students at the Asociación Corazón del Agua in Guatemala.

heart of the work I do now. EH: I am really interested in the running groups that you’ve fostered to spread the message of Every Mother Counts—were you always a runner? CT: I ran as a kid, and played a lot of other sports too. I had lost that, and I came back to it because Every Mother Counts was given some spots in a marathon. We were a fairly new charity at the time. I ran my first race in New York City in 2011, and as soon as I started training for it, it became so clear the connection between distance running and childbirth and motherhood. One of the biggest barriers that women face is accessing maternity care during pregnancy and the postpartum period, so the distance

Working with Every Mother Counts’ grantee partner, We Care Solar, at the Makuyuni Clinic near Manyara.

No Woman, No Cry. What lead you to make the film? CT: The film came about because I had this experience, and I was ready to understand more about the global picture of maternal health. I was back in school at Columbia, where I was getting a master’s in public health, and the next thing was, how do I share this information? How do I disseminate it? I started to make the film in 2008 and finished in 2010. I didn’t expect that I was going to start an organization. Initially, Every Mother Counts was a campaign to help shine a light on the fact that this issue was global, and that it was not getting better in many places. As I shared the film and had conversations with audiences all over the world, people began asking what they could

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ERIKA HALWEIL: Complications with the birth of your first child really focused you on the issue of maternal health. You’ve been outspoken about your post-partum hemorrhage, but can you explain how that experience led you to create Every Mother Counts? CHRISTY TURLINGTON BURNS: I think very early in my life, I had hoped to do something purposeful and I was ready for something to change my life when I first gave birth. I don’t think I could’ve predicted or even asked the universe for the experience I had with my delivery of Grace—she’s 13 now—but I’m so grateful to have had it. While connecting with other women, and sharing the details with anyone who would want to hear them, it became clear we don’t talk about these things in as much detail as we should. If we did, we would be better prepared if something does happen. Wanting to build on that very personal experience, and to make sure that other women had choices, options, care and relationships to get through the best things in life and the scariest, worst things—that’s really the

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do to help. Running fits so well: You can run a race, you can join this team. EH: It motivates them to take their own health more seriously. CT: Exactly. I like that we are an organization that is focused on health, and that permeates everything we do. We are a team of 12, and everybody is very active. There are a lot of NGOs and organizations around the world that are focused on health but they lead the most unhealthy lives. It’s one of those things that I will never understand. Doctors who smoke—that drives me crazy. EH: I noticed on your website that there are lots of real women, real stories, real concerns. You’ve established a lot of sharing and community. CT: My story, strangely, was not intended to be a part of my film, but as I was making the film, I had to explain why I am telling the story. It’s not that I didn’t want to, but it didn’t seem as important until I was finishing the film. Every time I show the film, I tell my story as well, but I didn’t want to create an organization based on it. I think the tragedy of maternal health and maternal mortality is that it is too many people’s stories. One of our goals is supporting the training of midwives and skilled birth attendants. These things take a lot of time, we’re not in it for the short haul. We are interested in lasting change. EH: Has this round of travel shifted the way you bring health into your own home, your approach to influencing your children, or your husband? CT: I try to get my family to travel as much as they can; what’s not to like about the beautiful world we live in? Both of my kids, when they were babies, traveled with me all the time. Anywhere I went, they came, too. I took my daughter with me on a trip to Guatemala this year. She’ll probably go back later in the year. My office is around the corner from their school, so they are in and out all the time. Sometimes they are here doing homework. They know the work that I do, where that work is being done, what most of the challenges are. I hope to expose them to things through my enthusiasm and dedication to what’s most meaningful and important to me. I think that you can’t really say and teach more than what you would model. That’s my plan. EH: In light of that plan, do you prefer certain activities, certain foods or beverages, or even thoughts as a kind of a daily requirement? Do you drink lemon water in the morning or wake up expressing gratitude? CT: Definitely gratitude. I feel like that’s something that works. In terms of food, I do my best to eat cleanly. I don’t deny myself anything, but I believe in moderation. Be open, be flexible, try things, experiment—I think that’s really important and how we learn. I listen to my body. Probably because of my yoga practice, I feel like I trust my body when it says I really want to have this or have that. EH: When you spend more time out east, do you have favorite trails or runs?

CT: I run mostly in East Hampton because I live in that area. I run on the road, mainly because there is more shade. I know every tree-lined street. I also know every beach that has a walkway, a fountain or a shower, so if it’s really hot, I have a plan to stop and hydrate or cool down. EH: You run midday or later? CT: Yeah, I’m not an early riser at all. I only rise early if I have to, it’s not at all my natural state. I need to get everybody out of the house and everywhere they need to go before I can run. My daughter rides, so I spend a lot of time around horses. I grew up riding. That is heavenly—the smells and connection to animals as magnificent as horses are. My husband likes to be on the water. I don’t do it as much as he would probably like—he’s always trying to get us on the boat. That’s the beauty of the Hamptons. From the beaches to the farms to the horse properties, there is just so much. We try to take advantage of it as much as we can. EH: Does Ed catch fish for you out on the boat? CT: He does. Mostly fluke or flounder, and if he gets any of that, he’ll grill it up. EH: What else would I see on your summer table? CT: We live on farm stand tomatoes and berries too, but it’s like, How many things can you put tomatoes in? EH: When you cook, aside from a tomato salad or gazpacho, what else might you make? CT: We do lots of chicken, a fair amount of shrimp or any kind of clams or shellfish. Mostly grilling and salad, lots of salads. EH: What wellness tips would you offer someone who is looking for a bit of inspiration? CT: I would give advice based on what happened for me. Through having a steady yoga practice, I was able to have an appreciation for my body and my most creative ideas happened through that practice. I really do think of it as a life practice. I’m constantly moving and not any single day is set up the same. I think people are intimidated by, ‘Oh gosh, I have to do this or that’…no, you don’t have to do anything, it’s a matter of what feels right for you and listening to your body. EH: Have you continued with your meditation practice? CT: I try to. Just a couple of minutes a day after a class or at the beginning of a run, to set an intention in a not-verystructured way. My kids were both really into Headspace, the app, so for a while we were just doing that together, because they liked the voice. You kind of get attached to the voice, but I really think of meditation in a lot less rigid way. I need to be able to do it when I need it, and wherever I am, because I’m constantly moving. There is not any single day that my day is set up the same, so it’s hard to create a kind of routine. So many teachers say that no matter what’s going on, whatever chaos, whatever noise, you have to be able to go there. I try to allow myself go to there whenever I need to. It’s not very structured, there’s no specific school of meditation or name, but I’ve found something that works for me.

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MEDITATION For comedic legends Jerry Seinfeld and Howard Stern, Transcendental Meditation is no laughing matter. They each rely on a daily TM practice to keep them centered and their comedy razor-sharp. The Purist asked Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation—and the man who taught the practice of meditation to Seinfeld’s family and many on Stern’s SiriusXM team—to write an introduction to a spirited conversation between the two comedians. Both Jerry Seinfeld and Howard Stern credit their Transcendental Meditation practice with not only helping them get to the top but also giving them the energy, creativity, resilience and focus to stay at the top—for decades. Jerry started TM in 1972 as a teenager and right from the start, he loved the practice, and meditated every day including through the production of Seinfeld. Along the way, he became a big supporter of the work of the David Lynch Foundation to bring TM to young people and veterans. A few years ago, he asked me to teach his wife and kids to meditate. After one of the classes, the whole family was

standing around in the kitchen and he heard me talk about the value of meditating twice a day rather than just once a day. He said he had forgotten that instruction from 1972! He decided to add a second meditation into his day and says it has been a complete game-changer. He sleeps better at night, requires less sleep, wakes up fresher, and is more creative and productive with more sustained energy throughout the day than when he was a much younger man. I met Howard for the first time backstage at Radio City Music Hall on April 4, 2009, where he was joining Jerry, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Donovan, Sheryl Crow and

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ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR MODERN AILMENTS

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We all have very active, noisy levels of the mind that call out to us that we’ve got to go here, got to do this, got to do that. But every human being has a settled, calm silent level of their mind deep within, and Transcendental Meditation provides an effortless way to have the active, excited mind settle down so we can experience that inner calm. And at the same time, the body gains a very deep state of rest; that rest eliminates stress, giving you more energy and waking up the brain. Don’t just take my word for it. The American Heart Association came out with a study that proclaimed Transcendental Meditation highly effective for reducing blood pressure and risk of stroke, and even reducing mortality rates by almost 50 percent for people who have been meditating for five years. The Department

of Defense also recently provided a $2 million grant to study the effects of Transcendental Meditation on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The fact is, as Cary Cooper, a professor of management in the UK, said, stress is the black plague of the 21st century. It’s an ugly thing—it can’t be prevented or cured by conventional means. Now this particular meditation technique has been shown to be highly effective in eliminating PTSD. And it’s being used in schools where young children in the urban centers have the same symptoms of PTSD as soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s something so ancient and traditional, yet not a religion, a philosophy or a change in lifestyle—anyone can do it. It’s so simple, but can have such a profound impact on very modern ailments.

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others for a David Lynch Foundation benefit concert to raise funds to teach one million at-risk youth to meditate. Howard had also started TM in his late teens and had been meditating twice a day ever since. After the benefit, he got inspired to bring TM to the on-air and behind-the-scenes staff at his show. Here, the two comedy giants discuss the transcendental power of TM. –Bob Roth JERRY SEINFELD: I’ll tell you my biggest regret, I didn’t know the importance of morning TM [during the Seinfeld] days. If I had two TMs [per day] I would still be doing the show now. I did not have the energy; I was exhausted, painfully exhausted all the time. Remember, I would rehearse all day with the actors and then sit down with [Seinfeld co-creator] Larry David and start writing the script. HOWARD STERN: Could you even imagine doing that now? JS: I can imagine doing that. I’m an animal. HS: I started doing Tran-

she was going to do, so I would just sit there with her. And my father would come home and say, “Let’s become alcoholics, if that will help you I will start drinking heavily with you.” JS: [gasps] Your father said that? That’s beautiful. HS: It really is. He’s a good man. I tell you this because that’s how profoundly depressed she was—it was that bad. She tried psychiatry, but she didn’t like that idea; she was very closed off to it, nothing worked. So I go off to college, and I get a call my freshman year from a woman who sounded completely different. “I can’t tell you what’s happened in my life—I feel unbelievable!” She was profoundly different—organically happy, not a contrived happiness. So I started meditating and I was taking philosophy in college and I thought, Oh I know about that, mantras, I know all about that. And she said, “No, you don’t know.” She was watching the Maharishi [the guru who developed the TM technique] being interviewed by Johnny

“I go in and I meditate and I walk out and have the rest of my day. I’m a new person. I don’t think I could really live without it.” –Howard Stern scendental Meditation when I was 18 years old and my mother brought me to a TM center. My mother was very depressed after her sister died very young—her sister was like her mother, they were born on the same day a year apart—and when my aunt died my mom got really bad. I didn’t know if she was going to go upstairs and kill herself or what PHOTO CREDIT HER

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Carson late at night—so she thought she would go to a TM center and meet the Maharishi and he would teach her. And she goes and there’s Bob from Long Island who teaches her. My father says, “I’m not doing that.” This is his MO, but he always went with her and he started meditating. And when I saw the change in them, my mother said, “That’s it,

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you’re coming home from school and I’m taking you to TM.” My mother wanted me to be a TM teacher in the worst way. JS: I just started [a twice-aday practice again]. HS: Didn’t you learn TM a long time ago? Or you just didn’t keep up with it? JS: I learned the same time you did. I did the morning one for a while and I thought, “I don’t get this, I just got up, what am I doing?” All those years doing the show would have been a different experience. HS: For me, getting up at 4 a.m. and making time to meditate is a pain in the ass—but I do it. And there are times when you’re there and you’ll think I just don’t want to be doing this. But people shouldn’t think it’s a religion or anything like that; it’s like brushing your teeth, it’s a technique. And yet this technique changed my mother from the inside out: She is a completely different human being, like reincar-

nated. It was so profound with her. When someone starts when they’re 18, it’s less profound because you don’t have the amount of stress she had and it was such a difference [for her]. I’ve always proselytized on the air—I don’t push, but I talk about it whenever I can. JS: Me too. I’ve become a bore about it with everyone. HS: Yes, because you care enough about people that you want them to have that same happiness. Everyone in my life meditates and I am a big proponent of meditating. With the radio, I feel like it had a tremendous [impact on my] creativity, having the morning and afternoon [TM sessions]. I tell you, to this day, after doing the radio show, my head is pounding so bad from the headphones and the loud noise and five hours of headphones and talking. It’s exhausting. I go in and I meditate and I walk out and have the rest of my day. I’m a new person. I don’t think

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WHERE TO MEDITATE ON THE EAST END EAST END DHARMA GROUP SOUTHAMPTON AND EAST QUOGUE eastendharma.com This weekly meetup of practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism welcomes anyone interested in meditation to their gatherings. The sessions are usually held in East Quogue or Southampton. Email eastendharma@ me.com for more information.

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I could really live without it. JS: A lot of people can’t install it into their lives and realize this is valuable—I’m going to make the time. HS: I have a theory about that. I think a lot of people start to do it and feel really good from it and think, “I feel good, I don’t need to do it.” They don’t realize it was because of the meditation and then they kind of just drop it. The Maharishi used to say, “If you’re too busy to meditate for 20 minutes twice a day, then you’re just too busy. You’ve got to examine your life.” He was a brilliant guy, just incredible. JS: I can’t believe you got to interview him. HS: I got to interview the Maharishi twice in my life, and I brought my mother with me and she was in tears because she owes her life to him. My mother became very big with the TMers and I was on the radio at NBC radio. During the first year I worked for the

44 Woods Lane, East Hampton 631.324.9858 jcoh.org On Memorial Day weekend, the Jewish Center is kicking off its Shabbat on the Beach services. And since Shabbat is all about the rejuvenation of body and spirit, the Center will be including a weekly walking meditation into the proceedings each Friday starting in July.

radio, I made $96 a week. I got to live in a monastery up in Westchester. It was called the Cenacle. When you came in you had to be silent, 10 p.m. the lights had to be out, you weren’t allowed any TV or radio. And so I got to know a lot of people in TM. And then there came a time when I was working for NBC. I didn’t want to be disrespectful to the Maharishi by having him on my radio show— it was wildly popular at that point, but it was a comedy show and I don’t put him in that category. When I was asked if I would put him on, I said I want to fly out and have an interview with him and have it aired as a public affairs show on the weekend and they were thrilled. So on two different occasions I sat with him and talked with him. To bring my mother to him and watch my mother in tears, there’s nothing better than that. JS: That’s great. HS: It was incredible.

KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTER THE HAMPTONS 720c Montauk Highway Water Mill 631.728.5700 hamptonsmeditation.org With a focus on “integrating Buddha’s teachings into our lives,” the Kadampa Center offers a daily selection of guided meditation classes, “learn to meditate” workshops, chanted prayer sessions and more.

LONGHOUSE RESERVE 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton 631.329.3568 longhouse.org Outdoor meditation sessions set next to Buckminster Fuller’s “Fly’s Eye Dome” are held Saturdays in July and August.

MANDALA YOGA 10 Amagansett Square Drive, Amagansett 631.267.6144 mandalayoga.com Early-morning meditation classes, held Mondays and Fridays at 7:30AM, are led by Rameshwar Das, who co-wrote the spiritual awareness guidebook Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart with Ram Dass.

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THE NATURAL

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“I am constantly inspired by vintage pieces and patterns,” says Lauder, showing off her Williams-Sonoma tabletop collection.

East End resident Aerin Lauder, whose eponymous Jacques Grange-designed jewel box of a boutique can be found on Main Street in Southampton, knows a thing or two about a life well lived. Lauder’s grandmother, cosmetics deity Estée—a gracious, powerful presence at Hamptons and Palm Beach family gatherings—embodied the philosophy that living beautifully should be effortless. With that credo in mind, her granddaughter—who has been the creative director of Estée Lauder for eight years— launched her own AERIN brand of cosmetics, fashion and home products in 2012. This year, she introduces a new home collection in a partnership with Williams-Sonoma. The stylish, accessible Aerin by Williams-Sonoma line includes tableware (scallop-edged plates, confetti glasses), bamboo picture frames, rattan barware and stenciled and em-

“There is nothing more summery and classic than a blue and white table,” says Lauder in her Palm Beach backyard.

broidered throw pillows. “We are offering a large variety of pieces for the home that speak to my heritage, passion for entertaining and love for home décor,” says Lauder, who sells the collection at her Southampton store. Lauder has a fondness for one particular home accessory. ”Picture frames filled with loving memories are definitely my favorite,” she says. “And they’re such an easy update— they’re effortless decorative pieces that make a space feel warm and lived-in.” The collection also showcases Lauder’s affinity for mixing blue and white (a staple in her wardrobe and interior design), which can be traced to her grandmother’s fondness for using the color combination throughout the family’s homes. For example, the ceramic plates and speckled glassware in the Aerin by Williams-Sonoma collection recall 152

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A trip to Asia was the creative spark behind Lauder’s gilded bamboo picture frames collection.

A bedroom decked out in Lauder’s Williams-Sonoma’s collection, including porcelain lamps, a “wild rose” linen duvet cover, embroidered pillow covers and a brass floral sculpture.

The decorative pillows—some decked out in jute fringe, others hand-embellished with wood beads— come in soft, sophisticated hues.

Her outdoor pillows feature printed shells, florals and medallion ikat patterns in a beautiful Hamptons blue.

Estée Lauder’s love of the classic blue and white Delft pottery. “The glassware pieces are a perfect example of how we incorporated different tones of blue to create a casual, yet luxurious feel,” says Lauder, who “loves to mix and match layered plate patterns, and beautiful stemware on a rustic wood table with a blue or white runner, and some sort of natural rattan place mat.” When she’s got a moment to relax, a typical summer day for Lauder involves beach walks (“Georgica Beach is one of my favorite places in the world”), bike rides and quick strolls from her Main Street store to go grab something sweet: “I’ve been going to The Fudge Company for milk chocolate fudge ever since I was a little girl,” she says. Of course, she makes time for lots of family dinners as well. At home with husband, financier Eric Zinterhofer, and

their two teenage sons, Jack and Will, the family enjoys traditional summer favorites. “I often grill and make guacamole and salsa or a fresh salad, and seafood paella,” says the designer. When it comes to dining out, her go-to is Sant Ambroeus in Southampton, where she’ll order the Caprese salad, linguini vongole and a white sangria or a Whispering Angel rosé. When the mood strikes to entertain at her home, Lauder likes to decorate her table with simple floral arrangements, making sure to keep the centerpieces low so guests can talk easily. Also, good music is a must. “I love old classic songs, U2, and Rihanna,” Lauder says. And for dessert? “I’ll order a strawberry rhubarb pie from Tate’s Bake Shop. Their pies are delicious, and when they’re paired with ice cream, they make the perfect summer dessert.” 153

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“OUT TO SEA” BY MORGAN MAASSEN

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THE PURIST REVIEW Anyone who’s been seized by a sport or a pastime, especially one so beholden to the powers of nature, has pivotal, formative moments etched into their memories. Here, in his short story “The Waterman,” Biddle Duke shares some life lessons he learned in the seas of Southampton.

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AT THE BEACH IN SOUTHAMPTON WITH MY MOM, ROBIN, IN THE 1970S

FRANK CROCKER, MANNING THE MICROPHONE AT THE SWIMMING RACES

I don’t keep count but I probably spend some 100 to 125 days a year on a surfboard in the ocean. I snuck in a few days in the Pacific over a Thanksgiving trip to California and Oregon, and even in the cold and snow on the South Fork this winter I had a handful of great surf sessions. This summer, as a one-time extravagance, I’ll spend too much money and six days in airplanes to reach a remote island in the Indian Ocean to hunt for one more perfect surfing moment. The endless summer is a cliché now, but surfing for some of us remains a lifelong spiritual quest. A “religious experience,” as Gerry Lopez, one of the great wave riders of all time, has said. When I peel away the layers of my surfing life I arrive at the beach in Southampton alongside my closest childhood friend, Alder Crocker, and his father, Frank, in the early 1970s. To me, an adventurous 9-year-old kid, Frank Crocker was instantly admirable. I must have known him in street clothing, but in my memory Crocker is always in a bathing suit: a former Marine drill sergeant and collegiate oarsman, he was powerfully muscular and trim, bald, with a little smile and a deep baritone voice. He was naturally friendly with me, nev-

er too eager or too glad. Just genial, in a subdued New England way. He was “in shipping,” my parents told me (he ran the wonderfully named Halcyon Steamship Company), where I imagined his reserved charm and toughness came in handy with the longshoremen. What distinguished Crocker most in my eyes were his skills in the water. He

“He made it seem that it was up to me to summon the necessary courage and skill in the face of terrifying nature to see myself through.” was an original “waterman,” the term used these days for the likes of Laird Hamilton and Titus Kinimaka. Crocker lived in the ocean every day he could. When I knew him in his early 40s he was by far the ablest swimmer at the Southampton Bathing Corporation, where we’d see one another in the summers.

He always swept the end-of-season Labor Day-weekend races. The young lifeguards on the beach sought his advice on conditions, and when rough surf warranted closing the ocean to swimming, Crocker was the one they allowed in. Members would stop to watch him drive through the shore break, swim out, and ride the waves. Alder and I were thick in the summers in our early teens. We’d spend hours in the shore break, mostly body surfing. By the age of 10 I was hooked. If there was a ripple to ride, I’d in be in all day. Occasionally, when the surf was deemed too rough, the lifeguards would keep us on the beach, with one exception. “It’s OK if you’re with Frank,” our parents would allow, and I began to pray for storm-surf on weekends when I knew Alder’s dad would be out from the city. Not that Frank Crocker appeared to be watching over us, although I’m sure he was. You learned by keen observation, because he made it seem that it was up to me to summon the necessary courage and skill in the face of terrifying nature to see myself through. “It was a thing to go out with Dad,” Alder reflected recently. “He taught us how to avoid the sea pussies [danger-

COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR

A SHOT FROM 1966 (I WAS ALMOST FOUR), FEELING FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT RUSH OF VULNERABILITY AND DISCOVERY IN THE ARMS OF FAMILY FRIEND GARRY TRUDEAU

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BIDDLE DUKE, RIDING A WAVE.

AT AGE 12 OR 13, I JUMPED IN AGAINST THE OLDER GUYS IN THE “MEN’S OPEN” AT THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND SWIMMING RACES AT THE SOUTHAMPTON BATHING CORPORATION.

ous currents] by swimming under them or letting yourself drift... how to judge when to get out past the first break, how to dodge the big ones, how to pick the right waves to ride, and how to ride ’em... lessons applicable in almost every aspect of life.” Anyone who’s been seized by a sport or a pastime, especially one so beholden to the powers of nature, has pivotal, formative moments etched into their memories. One breathtaking August morning I rode my bicycle to the beach after a big storm. The winds had shorn the trees of their leaves; sand was piled high in the road. I can’t be sure but I believe it was Hurricane Belle, which crashed into Long Island in early August of 1976. I was 13. You could hear the roar of the surf all the way down Main Street in Southampton. At the ocean, giant swells welled up out of the southeast. Combed smooth by an offshore wind, they pitched and peeled across the outside sandbars. Crocker was there. He never seemed to miss the biggest days. “Are we going in?” he asked, as if we were equals. It wasn’t really a question—he was going in, and so was Alder. Skinny, scared, unsure, a little cold, I followed.

My enduring mental picture of that day is of a blindingly sun-splashed ocean, and of making it way out to remarkably safe water beyond the distant breakers. The waves were exploding—cracking, really—between us and the beach a few hundred yards away. Frank Crocker was doing big loops, catching wave after wave, riding them in, swimming back out. There were just a handful of surfers around back then, and we joined the pack that had gathered way outside, just east of the beach club. They hooted at one other’s long rides and in sheer astonishment at the unfolding spectacle. I had never been so close to people standing up on boards as the waves pitched, dropping down the faces. There was a grace to it, an elegance. I was transfixed. “How’re you doing?” Crocker must have asked at one point. In such situations, eyes glistening, he would grin improbably. I wonder what my expression conveyed. I remember being terrified that a giant wall of water would guillotine any second, but also bristling with a new, unfamiliar ecstasy, a mess of fear, elation, gratitude, humility and wonder—a feeling I’d chase forever.

Alder and I began to drift apart after that summer. I took up surfing in earnest and started to hang out with the surfers. “Where’s Alder?” my parents would ask, gently expressing their disapproval. By the time he and I hit college, we’d mostly lost touch. I was in college when my mother called to tell me Frank Crocker had died. It had happened quickly, she said. He’d had cancer. He was two weeks from his 52nd birthday. It was late August 1984. Hurricane season. I hadn’t seen Frank in several years and my image of him was frozen in a singular memory. I hadn’t known he was sick. His death seemed inconceivable. “What is it about surfing?” someone asked me recently. It was a reasonable question, given the fervor of the growing surf tribe. As I fumbled for an answer Crocker came into focus: intrepid, joyous, irrepressible, in a bathing suit, on the beach, beckoning us to join his miraculous fun. Frank Crocker initiated us gradually into a wondrous ocean life, and from him I learned to love it, too, to go back again and again, to be crazy for storms, to seize the moments, eagerly, hungrily, knowing that a blessedly perfect day is almost never followed by another.

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McKee and her dogs sitting on a McKinnon and Harris chaise.

In her gracious Southampton home, former Harrods chief merchant Marigay McKee finds peace, rejuvenation and a reason to power-shop. By Susan Swimmer

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A light-filled solarium is made even more sparkling with a chandelier by Kelly Wearstler from Foundry and sofas and a Vladimir Kagan vintage cocktail table from Home Nature.

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A vintage Albers tapestry from 1st Dibs provides the vivid backdrop for a room filled with Hans J. Wegner chairs from Design Within Reach, a handmade rug from The Rug Company, and throw pillows from Barney’s Chelsea Passage.

The circles in the Juan Montoya Stark Carpet echo the orbs in the chandelier from Venfield, creating a mod setting for a pair of McGuire armchairs, and a vintage sofa and cocktail table from 1st Dibs.

Sometimes it takes a minute to find one’s footing, even if that footing happens to be encased in a Jimmy Choo. British-born retail dynamo Marigay McKee began her career as an executive at Estée Lauder Europe, then became a beauty buyer at Harrods, working her way up to chief merchant at the iconic luxury store. Hired as president of Saks Fifth Avenue in 2013, McKee arrived in the Big Apple with all guns blazing. The only thing missing in her life? Balance. “Today I’m much more casual,” says McKee, who left Saks after just over a

year to launch her own branding company, MM Luxe Consulting. “I have recently discovered that it’s less about being at my desk all day and more about embracing different aspects of life.” To that end, McKee has found a peaceful retreat out east. “The Hamptons is now my haven,” she says. “It’s where I go to recharge and make lifelong memories.” Those memories are peopled with the large, blended family that she shepherds with the help of her fiancé, American financier William Ford, and their

combined five children (her two and his three from their previous marriages). “We were introduced by friends of his as soon as I arrived in the US,” she says. “We share similar values in work and family, and we’re both silly and serious. He is truly the kindest and most genuine man I have ever met.” The brood’s main base of operations is a 9,000-square-foot 1884 townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Here, McKee’s weekday focus is on MM Luxe Consulting, which creates branding and sales strategies for

luxury clients ranging from real estate developers to startup fashion labels. On the weekends, the focus shifts completely to the 15room, nearly 7,000-squarefoot Southampton nest McKee finished feathering in 2016. “We rented for two summers before we found the perfect, classic shingle house,” she says. “It was love at first sight, and second and third sight too.” McKee assembled a dream team for the project, starting with Southampton-based architect Siamak Samii. “Marigay was very clear about what she want-

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Two terrariums from Home Nature add an earthy touch to a sleek, spacious kitchen outfitted with Waterworks fixtures.

Shimmering Vaughan sconces perfectly frame a striking artwork found on 1st Dibs.

ed,” he says. “The house was very formal, almost Georgian. We opened up interior spaces in order to increase the flow, we introduced porches and terraces to tie the house to the grounds, and we made the solarium the focal point.” The light-drenched room, added by the previous owners, is a showstopper. Glassed in by thousands of panes and drenched in creamy shades, it is a gathering space year-round. “We spend a lot of time there,” McKee says. “It’s warm, even in the winter, and it is the perfect place to

read and reflect.” Samii’s team replaced nearly every window in the house in order to increase energy efficiency, built a more environmentally responsible cooling system and made sure that all materials used in the renovation—from paints to glues—were free of known carcinogens. Landscape architect Joe Tyree “made the magic happen in the gardens,” McKee says. “We wanted a Cotswoldsgarden-by-the-sea and that’s exactly what we got. We also made sure to add benches, as it is the perfect

place to think and read.” Local builder Blair Dibble, with a group headed by Ben Smith, “delivered on time and with incredible precision, working six days a week and often seven,” McKee says. The entire project was completed in six months. NFR Consulting’s Nicole Rubens, who worked with McKee on her Manhattan townhouse, stepped in to help with the interiors. “I love design,” McKee says. “We only chose what we love and makes us feel happy and at peace.” Together, they created

room-by-room mood boards—each one bathed in creamy neutrals and accented with a colorful pop like yellow or aqua— and they never veered off course: “Nicole thought I was slightly eccentric when I suggested the bedrooms all have names, like Sunshine, Snow and Marine, but it made things so much easier!” McKee is nothing if not organized. “My OCD kept us on track,” she jokes. To wit: the time McKee engaged in a buying frenzy on 1stdibs.com, snapping up 88 pieces of furniture,

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lighting and accessories in 48 hours. McKee chose Stark carpets for the sisals and relied on The Rug Company for the area rugs; Waterworks created the kitchen and bathrooms. “We had fun coordinating all the bathrooms to each bedroom scheme, but we went a little crazy on the main powder room,” she says. “We used glass tiles in shades of aubergine, plum and rose with a Carrara marble vanity top to match. I think every house should have at least one ‘wow’ room.” Walls throughout the house are lined with art pieces, sunburst mirrors, old boat mirrors and an array of vintage photography including a large collection of Slim Aarons beach pictures. The effect is chic and sexy. “The interior has been merchandised by color and story, the same as I do in the stores I’ve worked in all my professional life,” the entrepreneur says. “Once a merchant, always a merchant!” McKee and her family spend as much time as they can out east. “It’s a fun house where teenagers, dogs and grownups can relax in a homey environment,” she says. McKee still maintains a hectic schedule, but she has also achieved the balance she craved. There is always time for philanthropy (the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Autism Speaks are closest to her heart) friendship and family: McKee makes frequent trips to the U.K. to spend time with her parents, and each year she hosts what she calls “Brit week in the Hamptons,” when her besties from back home come for a long visit. McKee, a modern woman, is the perfect blend of gumption and gratitude. “What can I say? I’m an English girl who found her love, peace and destiny stateside.”

A vibrant orange work on paper from James Fuentes Galley brightens up the wall, while a set of glass and brass bowls from Barney’s Chelsea Passage makes a bold centerpiece.

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McKeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elegant window seat is accented with Schumacher fabrics and drapes by Manhattan Shade & Glass.

The perfect beach house nook featuring a mirror by Made Goods, vases from Crate & Barrel and whimsical cabinet hardware from Matthew Studios at Edward Ferrell & Lewis Pittman.

A vintage chandelier from Venfield creates a sunburst over a vintage table and stool from 1st Dibs.

A geometric rug from The Rug Company creates an inviting canvas for the vintage Warren Platner love seat and tables from 1st Dibs.

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S U M M E RTI M E H U ES Essentials to get your summer started, in our favorite shades of pinks and blues

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Shoes BROTHER VELLIES Dress TORY BURCH Ring GLENN BRADFORD

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Top + Skirt TORY BURCH Gold Chain RALPH LAUREN Earrings AURÃ&#x2030;LIE BIDERMANN Gold Pendent necklace FOUNDRAE Blue necklace ILEANA MAKRI Fish necklace TORY BURCH

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25 YEARS: 25 FILMS Features films from each year of the Festival (1993-2016)

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The festival has seen 25 years of unforgettable films from both first-time directors and recognized masters, and to look back on the works that made the festival so enticing is to recognize a quarter-century of incredible cinema.” - HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent

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GOOD SPORT If your idea of a weekend party is an early morning yoga, barre, boot camp or spin class, you’re in luck this summer. By Tatiana Boncompagni

At 9AM on Sunday morning, are you more likely to be A) sleeping off a hangover or B) clicking in your shoes for a heart-pumping hour of spin? The answer, for more and more Hamptonites, is B, thanks to a new obsession with fitness and health—even on weekends. The result? An explosion in the number of top trainers and studios that have opened locations or are offering popup classes out east during the summer. This means the season’s hot spots get going at 8AM—not midnight—and aren’t cordoned off with velvet ropes and bodyguards. “It’s just as trendy to see and be seen with your trainer as it is to be at the hottest Hamptons nightlife events,” says Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger, the founder of Elements, a barre studio with a location in East Hampton. “My private clients come to life out east—it’s a place where they thrive rather than survive the hectic city schedule.” Pick your favorite way to get your sweat on:

BOOT CAMP Looking to see and be seen? No better place to do that than at a calorie-torching class at Barry’s Bootcamp, which counts Naomi Watts and Juliette Lewis as fans. The company’s third East End location, a massive gym in Southampton, opened last year. 10 Montauk Highway, Southampton, other locations are in Amagansett and Wainscott; barrysbootcamp.com

SPINNING The Barn, SoulCycle’s Bridgehampton studio, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, and it’s harder than ever to get into the 9:30 class. (For tips on getting in, see Kelly Ripa’s interview with SoulCycle senior master trainer

Cardio-dance fans can also get their groove on at AKT (Sarah Jessica Parker and Emmy Rossum are clients). In addition to regular classes, founder Anna Kaiser in July will be hosting a five-day intensive program. 3 Railroad Ave., East Hampton; aktinmotion.com

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A WORKOUT THAT SUITS EVERY TEMPERAMENT IS ON TAP IN THE HAMPTONS.

Stacey Griffith in this issue.) 264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, other locations are in Water Mill, East Hampton and Montauk; soul-cycle.com

BARRE Expanded space for private training and advanced barre, YogaFlow and Pilates mat are new on the menu at Elements Fitness. And stay tuned for its streaming video workouts, which allow you to work out at home. 68 Newtown Lane, Suite 6, East Hampton; elementsfitnessstudio.com

CARDIO DANCE “People have more downtime in the Hamptons and are open to trying new and different types of workouts,” says Katia Pryce, the star trainer behind Dancebody, who’ll be teaching her cultishly popular classes at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club (231 Midocean Drive). Check her website for details.dancebody.com

Perhaps there’s no greater mecca in the Hamptons for the fitness-inclined than Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, which has been luring a who’s who of top trainers every summer. This year, Gurney’s plans to offer 15 pop-up classes from 305 Fitness, Nike trainer Benjamin Monk and other fitness stars. “Travelers today want to make sure they can keep up their wellness routine while on the road,” says Suzie Baleson, co-founder of Wellthily, which curates wellness programs at Gurney’s. 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk; gurneysmontauk.com Elsewhere in Montauk, guests of The Surf Lodge can take fitness classes with Bari Studio on Saturdays or book their stay in July, when sportswear brand Roxy will be hosting a mini surf camp with pro surfer and Instagram star Kelia Moniz. 183 Edgemere St., Montauk; thesurflodge.com

YOGA Montauk newcomer BYoga opened in May, with Earth elements-inspired classes (acccordingly named BFire, BWater and Bearth). Co-founder Sarrah Strimmel promises her classes will deliver both mind and body benefits. “They will kick your butt, then leave you feeling blissed out,” says Strimmel. 83 S. Elmwood Ave., Montauk; byogahive. com

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GOOD SPORT Erika Bloom, the owner of Erika Bloom Pilates studios in Water Mill and East Hampton, epitomizes the long, lean, posture-perfect Pilates body, so it’s no wonder that she relies on this celeb-favorite workout to stay fit and injury-free. lengthening of the body. They also provide support that allows one to achieve new movements and find deeper connections, plus they can also add resistance, range or instability to make an exercise more challenging.

How she got into Pilates: I first began studying Pilates to help remedy an injury when I was a professional dancer. It proved to be a perfect form of body conditioning for me, both during my time as a dancer and now, as a business owner and mom. Pilates aligns the body for ideal mechanics, which lets one move freely, find one’s full physical capabilities and remain healthy and injury-free.

How Pilates anticipated the hot new breathwork trend: Pilates is also about connecting to the breath. Proper breath mechanics have wide-ranging benefits including improved immunity, better digestion, improved metabolism and lower stress levels.

What makes Pilates unique: It targets not just the big, prime “mover” muscles, but also the small intrinsic musculature that supports the joints and the spine. It corrects faulty movement patterns and alignment, which prevents injury and can actually heal existing issues. It corrects posture and teaches awareness of how we move, sit and stand throughout the day, even when we are not in a session.

Her personal practice: I do an at-home mat and props workout about four times a week and then two sessions on the apparatus. I vary my routines based on my energy level and my mood. Her other workouts: I like to stay active with my kids. We go ice-skating and hiking and take walks around the city. It is so amazing for me to spend that time with my children, and it teaches them to have movement and exercise as a central part of their lives.

The Pilates machines versus Pilates mat classes: Pilates can be done just using your body, so you can do it at home or on-the-go. Props can be added for additional resistance. Pilates can also be done on the machines— Reformer, the Cadillac, the Wunda chair—in the studio. The springs on the apparatus steadily increase resistance as they are stretched, which facilitates a profound

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WELLNESS Once the force behind some of the city’s hottest clubs—Cain, GoldBar—today the Surf Lodge owner emphasizes healthy living and mindfulness over velvet ropes and bottle service. By Jayma Cardoso

I believe everything is always evolving. I think that the guests who used to come to my clubs have evolved too. Some have new priorities—marriage, children— but most of them are just looking for a different way to share the journey of life with those around them. I believe the experiences we create at The Surf Lodge (which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year) reflect what people are looking for. I think New York is a really hard city. I have so many friends who have so much, but are so depressed and anxious. For most people, New York is not their home in that they didn’t grow up here, so they don’t have the support of family. They’re driven and passionate, but they can also get overwhelmed. But it’s never too late to start on a path of betterment and health. (I call it “bettering myself.” Baby steps.) We just need a little push and I hope I can start the conversation at the Surf Lodge. Our wellness program this summer really reflects

what I love. We will continue to offer amazing weekend classes to our hotel guests, such as my latest obsession, Bari Studio (a hybrid class that works every part of your body); my all-time favorite, Yoga for Bad People; The Class by Taryn Toomey (an intense class that combines calisthenics and plyometrics); Flex Studios Pilates; as well as the XPT workout with Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece. I am also putting together a full-day workshop on how can we stay well in this crazy world, which will feature inspirational coach Gabrielle Bernstein, vegetarian chef/surfer/trainer Adam Rosante, relationship advisor Tony Gaskins and astrology experts the AstroTwins. But life is really about balance. It’s OK to have a drink or two, eat a great meal and have fun with friends as long as you take care of your body, mind and soul the next day. If you put all your weight on one side of the boat, you’re going to tip over. I think fun and taking care of yourself are one and the same.

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KELLY RIPA: Thank you for writing this book! I have been dying to get into your mind for 10 years. We started our relationship together, I assume the way most people did: I took your class in that dark room on West 72nd Street [SoulCycle’s first location]. Remember it used to smell like onions from the juice shop? STACEY GRIFFITH: Yes! That, or wheatgrass or pungent grass. KR: You’ve changed my life in measurable ways. I have this disorder that you describe in the book called Adult Onset Athleticism. SG: Everybody has that, I hope. KR: My whole life, I was never part of a team, and now I finally feel like part of a team. SG: That’s really one of the reasons why I wrote this book: I wanted to express how it’s important for people to feel like they are part of a team. I played high school basket-

ball and soccer, and ran track. I found there are a lot of people who were nurtured on the cerebral side of their head—maybe that’s a New York thing. I feel I can really reach those people who did not play sports. KR: So take us through your journey. I am curious about how you began your career in fitness. SG: I used to run after-school programs at a Y. One day, the [manager] came onto the field and said, “Becky didn’t show up today, can you just teach an abs class?” I was 18 years old, and always doing these abs workouts. That was when I really got my first taste of training. KR: From there you had sort of a journey. You had this very fit exterior but it was masking things that were going on internally that didn’t match the outside. SG: Yes, I had moved to Hollywood and got caught up in the whole Hollywood scene, which was you teach, and all

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these celebrities take your class, and they invite you to a party, and you go to a party, and there [are] drugs, there’s alcohol, it’s fun and it’s exciting, and I just got caught up on this treadmill Stacey thinking my life is going so awesome. Griffith’s But really I was just masking and numbnew memoir. ing myself because I had focus issues, and I had painful childhood issues, and I didn’t realize I was self-medicating. I had this breakthrough when my friend committed suicide. As soon as that happened, I realized I needed to make a total switch. I went to New York with some friends in the summer of 2005, and I taught this amazing class, met this amazing network of people. New York was just calling me, so I moved here. KR: Your class is not just a great physical experience, it’s an emotional experience. Fifteen years ago, I would have rolled my eyes at hearing that. SG: It is a sanctuary where you are able to express and let go. My philosophy is you kind of have to go a little bit crazy in that room because if you don’t go crazy somewhere [safe] you are going to go crazy in a place you shouldn’t. KR: I’ve had great moments of clarity on the bike. SG: The thing with the bike is that there really isn’t any other place in your life where you can be in a space and be moving and not have to pay attention—to traffic, in front of you, behind you. You’re not going to run into anyone, you’re not going to fall off your bike and hit the person next to you. KR: I love the “Staceyisms” in class, the phrases. My favorite one is, “Women over 40, gravity is trying to suck the back of your arm into the center of the universe.” And I’m sitting there and I’m like, Yes it is! SG: I’ll also say things like “Charge it hard like your Amex card!” “Pay it off in pedal strokes, baby!” There is another thing in the book about manifesting, foreshadowing, putting out into the universe what you want, saying it over and over until it actually shows up in your life. It’s surreal when I think of moments in my life that I wanted to have happen and I do my visualizations in my own way, my own special way, in my office, my meditations, my mantras. So there is this song I always play in class

where I’m like, if you know Madonna, you bring her to me. Guess how long I’ve been saying that? Twenty years. Guess how long it took her to get there? Twenty years. Then one day I’m in the room doing a private, just me, Madonna and Craig [her trainer] at 3:30 in the afternoon, music playing—and we’re just kind of doing our thing, scoot her hips back, move her hand over, and I’m like hang on a second, Stacey, you’re training Madonna, just sit in it for a second…..OMG I’m training Madonna! KR: How do you stay energized during the day? SG: If you followed me home you would see that I nap a lot. I also haven’t had a carb since December 23. KR: How is that going? SG: It’s going really well. I quit sugar, and pasta and pizza. KR: Does wine count as sugar? I know you don’t drink but for me and the rest of the crowd... SG: It does, kind of. KR: Wine is sugar? But that’s the healthy kind of sugar, right? SG: Tell yourself that! KR: Like just as avocado is the healthy fat, wine is the avocado of the sugar world. How do you choose your music and who are your favorite artists right now? SG: Currently my favorite artist is Mike Posner, because I just played with him this morning. Anything that Jeremy Schneider writes I love. Love the Biebs [Justin Bieber], love Beyoncé. KR: I feel like I’m in a nightclub in St. Barth’s even though I’ve never been to a nightclub there. SG: I try to play anything that’s sexy and makes you feel good about yourself. KR: Can I get some insider info on how to get into your class at the Barn [in Bridgehampton] at 9:30 on a Saturday in August? SG: If you are really nice to the people at the front desk and dare I say polite….they also love doughnuts and they love those giant Starbucks coffees because it can fuel them all day. They love treats and just love respect.

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ESCAPE After years of pleasing palates from coast to coast, Matthew Kenney, who’s built a burgeoning plant-based culinary empire, is upping the ante with full-service wellness retreats on Kauai—tropical vegetarian epicurean delights included.

Growing up on the coast of Maine hunting, fishing and gardening isn’t the typical path that leads one to a plant-based lifestyle. Following that with classic French culinary training renders the possibility even more unlikely, and yet, I am so deeply immersed in the plant-based world, both personally and professionally, that I can’t imagine any other path. Although I became vegan more than 12 years ago, and have largely adhered to a full vegan diet for most of that time, my own diet has changed very little over

the years. My first introduction to a plant-based diet was at a quirky raw food restaurant in Manhattan, where I learned about enzymes, almond milk and young Thai coconuts. I was fascinated and dove into the subject with great passion. I discovered that this raw food gave me tremendous energy and clarity—and, surprisingly, allowed me to fully enjoy food for the first time in my life. I hadn’t previously felt the connection that exists when health and culinary art are aligned. I’m fortunate to dine of-

ten in the best plant-based restaurants, including my own, so I do indulge in kimchi dumplings, heirloom tomato lasagna and coconut ceviche tacos. However, I also like to keep a very simple diet at home, and it’s worked well for me for quite some time now. I generally have three meals a day, with an emphasis on liquids, green juices and green smoothies. I consume mostly raw fruits and vegetables, with a lot of healthy fats from avocado, coconut and nuts. It makes shopping really easy, cooking really easy, and never

gets tiring: I try to eat with the seasons, according to market availability and my evolving tastes. Though I was once a rawfood fanatic, I now have no qualms about cooking vegetables, roasting wild mushrooms or a sweet potato. I like really good artisanal bread, and love desserts or even just dark chocolate. Eating in a very clean way means eating less food, because everything is so nutrient-dense and efficient in the body. The benefits are so abundant, I have a hard time understanding why everyone won’t at least try it

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for a period of time. This lifestyle has brought me better health and energy than I ever could have imagined. I’m about to turn 53, and I give full credit to my diet for the quality of life I am experiencing. I never dreamed I could feel as good as I do at this point in my life, and I’m thankful for it every day. Plantlab is the company I founded; its mission is perfectly aligned with my own beliefs about health and wellness. We are a Los Angeles-based brand focusing on hospitality, education, products, media, services and wellness. Our most recent venture is Matthew Kenney Wellness, which will launch its first project, a curated yoga retreat on Kauai, Hawaii, this spring. I first visited

The view from the pool at the Kukuiula Spa.

Kauai many years ago, after college, feeling that I needed some months to clear my mind and prepare for my career path. I could not have chosen a better place. The scent of honey and wildflowers permeates the air, and the ocean has a distinct personality, as if it is quietly speaking to you. I spent nearly all my time outside, and to this day, look back on my experience on the island as the most connected I have been with Mother Earth. I’ve wanted to return since the day I left. When Jacyn, my friend and director of wellness for Plantlab, and I began discussions about planning retreats, Kauai was first on our list and eventually, that dream became a reality.

She was born and raised on Kauai, and we share an overwhelming respect for the magic it offers. Our location partner is Kukuiula, a gorgeous private club with an expansive, breathtaking property and an organic garden flourishing with Hawaiian produce. When I learned about this garden, I knew it was the right place for us to be. Our culinary team worked with the club to determine what would be in season; we began adapting our favorite recipes to the local produce, and also modified or created recipes to have Hawaiian influences. One of the ingredients I loved most on my last trip to Hawaii was the fresh hearts of palm, which I’m thrilled to see being used in

A ceviche of California fruits and vegetables.

one of our signature dishes. Yoga, mindfulness and meditation are all integral components of wellness for me. While I was converting to a plant-based lifestyle, I was also spending hours each week practicing yoga. Together, these formed the basis for what is now a lifelong passion. We will be curating plantbased meals from the organic gardens of the private club where we are holding our retreats. In addition to yoga and plant-based meals, our guests will experience hikes and excursions along the gorgeous Hawaiian beaches. We hope to bring this model to other unique locations around the world in the coming years. Kauai is just the start.

KENNEY’S CUISINE SERVES 6 1 lb. hearts of palm, sliced 2 medium avocados, ripe 6 small radishes, sliced thin 1 cup oranges, peeled and sliced thin 1/4 cup lychees, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced 8 heirloom cherry tomatoes, quartered 1/2 cup sea beans 1/4 cup summer squash, small diced 1/2 cup radish sprouts 1 cup edible flowers: hibiscus, wood sorrel, etc. 1 tsp orange oil 1 tsp lemon oil Flaky sea salt

CEVICHE BRINE 1/4 cup lime juice, strained 1/4 cup orange juice, strained 1 Tbsp. noni juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 Tbsp. jalapeno, seeded and fine diced 1 Tbsp. Fresno chili, seeded and fine diced 1/2 tsp. salt 1 makrut (kaffir) lime leaf, sliced very thin Mix all brine ingredients in a bowl. Add sliced hearts of palm. Cover and refrigerate.

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Peel avocado and chop in 1-inch pieces, then place on plate, spread out in a thick stripe down the middle. Arrange hearts of palm along avocado stripe, then arrange the rest of the fruit and vegetables in the same manner. Spoon about 2 to 3 tablespoons of brine over all ingredients. Top with sprouts and flowers. Finish a few drops of complementary high-quality oil, such as orange and lemon oil, and top with a pinch of flaky sea salt.

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The year De Niro was born, on August 17 in Greenwich Village. His parents were both painters—they divorced when he was 2 years old after his father announced he was gay.

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Number of films De Niro has directed: 1993’s A Bronx Tale, which he dedicated to his father, and the 2006 Matt DamonAngelina Jolie spy film, The Good Shepherd. De Niro also directed A Bronx Tale: The Musical, currently playing on Broadway.

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Age at which De Niro dropped out of NYC’s Rhodes Preparatory School to pursue acting.

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The year De Niro became one of the founders of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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De Niro’s age when he starred in his first major film, The Wedding Party, directed by Brian De Palma. The year he won his first Academy Award, earning the Best Supporting Actor trophy for The Godfather Part II (he played the young Vito Corleone).

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The amount De Niro was paid for playing Travis Bickle in the legendary 1976 film Taxi Driver. He would later earn $20 million for his role in 2010’s Little Fockers.

August 17, 1943—Robert DeNiro is a masterful Leo who was born to be in the limelight. Leo’s are strong, comfortable in their own identity, and very commanding. But his moon sign (the way people are in their private life) is in Pisces, which is gentle and sensitive. So this Leo-Pisces combination makes him a rugged guy with a poet’s soul.

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Number of pounds De Niro gained to play Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 boxing epic, Raging Bull. De Niro’s performance nabbed him an Oscar for Best Actor.

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Number of children De Niro has, including those with his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, long-term partner Toukie Smith and his current wife, Grace Hightower.

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Number of NYC restaurants De Niro owns, including Locanda Verde, Tribeca Grill and Nobu.

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LAST LAUGH Celebrity journalist Hal Rubenstein interviews theater legend Bebe Neuwirth, the host of the inaugural Dancers For Good event, an East Hampton benefit for Broadway’s dance community.

Hal Rubenstein: When did you first cry out, “Gotta Dance!” like Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain? Bebe Neuwirth: Actually, when I was born, the doctor pulled me from my mother and said, “She’s a dancer.” I saw my first ballet at 4, I started taking classes at 5 and I’ve really never left. HR: But ballet didn’t turn out to be your true calling. BN: It was clear to me when I was 13 that I didn’t have the chops for ballet. But when I saw Pippin, I was galvanized watching the great Ben Vereen and immediately saw myself on the Broadway stage. HR: And it didn’t take long for you to get there. BN: My first Broadway role was playing Cassie in A Chorus Line. I was 22. After that, I was cast in a revival of Little Me choreographed by Peter Gennaro. He decided to bring in the original choreographer to help, and that’s how I met “God”—Bob Fosse. HR: Such praise isn’t blasphemy, considering the impact Fosse had on your career. BN: From Little Me I went straight into Fosse’s Dancin’ and then the revival of his Sweet Charity, where Bob had his dances taught to me by the legendary Gwen Verdon. HR: That’s when you won your first Tony. However, your dance career got a little sidetracked while rehearsing the show in Los Angeles by some caustically amusing creature named Lilith. BN: Well, yeah, I got a little part in Cheers. Then we opened Sweet Charity and my agent got a call saying they wanted me to play that part again. And then again. It was a hard decision to take on Lilith because being in a Fosse show was my dream. But I took the counsel of four people—my parents, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. The consensus was it wouldn’t be a bad thing. HR: People don’t realize the brevity of a dancer’s career, do they? BN: Even as a dancer, I was so focused on the craft that I never considered being injured. It wasn’t until after my first hip replacement—it was successful, but the physical and emotional pain was so depressing—that I realized dancers needed help. HR: Why did you turn to The Actors Fund? BN: As a Fund board member, I knew we had great social programs but none specifically for dancers

who are injured. So I went to Tom Viola, who is executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and that wonderful organization gave us the seed money to begin Dancers’ Resource as a place for emotional support. HR: And now the organization has merged with Career Transition for Dancers, which helps dancers find their second act, so to speak. BN: The combination is fantastic—it is bringing so many dancers back to The Actors Fund. HR: Spoken like a true dancer. BN: I may not go to class as often, but I am still waiting for someone to ask me to dance onstage again. And when they do, I will be ready.

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In his lifetime, Jon Bon Jovi has played more than 2,500 gigs in more than 50 countries, in front of more than 32 million people, and sold more than 100 million albums. He’s the quintessential rock star, and he’s had a life filled with all the madness and temptation of that stardom. And while Bon Jovi has no interest in being a role model, he is, by default, a great one. Over 10 years ago, he founded the JBJ Soul Foundation, which has helped thousands of economically challenged people in America, including youth and veterans, by providing affordable and supportive housing across 10 states. Last year, he launched two branches of a concept restaurant, Soul Kitchen, in New Jersey, which provides nutritious meals in a warm environment where you pay what you can afford. He’s also been married to Dorothea, his high school sweetheart, for almost 30 years. Here, Bon Jovi tells the story of how he proposed, a major defining moment for any man. But what’s unique about this tale is that the rocker chose to invest himself in another person at the exact moment he could have been led into a life of narcissism. It says a lot about the importance of fending off one’s own ego in order to find happiness. Other defining moments can be seen on my site, bestlifeonline.com. –Dave Zinczenko

bum, the No. 1 single, and we were playing three nights at the Forum in L.A. We were staying at the St. James’s Club, which is that beautiful art deco hotel on the Sunset Strip across from the old Hyatt House. I pulled the curtain back in my room, and there’s a billboard of me staring right back. I turned to Dorothea and said, “I got an idea. Why don’t we go right now?” She said, “You’re out of your mind.” I said, “Come on. What’s better than this, right now, this moment?” And so we ran off to Las Vegas. Didn’t tell a soul. We took a little shuttle plane, jumped in a cab, and didn’t even stay the night. The cab driver was the witness. We got back to L.A. before closing time, and that was a Saturday, so we didn’t see anyone on Sunday. Then on Monday it was on Entertainment Tonight: Guess what, Bon Jovi got married! But in that moment, we decided it was just about us. I’ve been in one of the biggest rock bands in the world for over 30 years, and I’m not a saint. And, Christ, I missed tons of birthdays and school plays. But it’s not like Dorothea came in halfway through the movie and didn’t know who she got, and the divorce settlement is this because of that. She’s been in it the whole game. She understands what it means. It’s my life, and it is what it is. But I don’t look at this week’s hot starlet and think about trading in or trading up. I don’t have a mistress on the side or another family across town. You’re never going to read that story about me. I have no regard for that whole lifestyle. Why? Because these are things I know: I don’t give a fuck that I just sold out 10 nights at the arena. It’s just what I do. It’s just a job. I get paid well for it, and I get to wear a T-shirt and dirty jeans. But I don’t really give a fuck about the rest of it, because it’s a shallow pool, man. When you’ve been at it this long, you know it’s a real shallow pool.

I met my future wife in 1980, in high school, We were in the same class. Dorothea was going out with one of those guys who joined the service. He left town, and hey, you know the five-second rule when you drop a piece of toast on the ground? I gave him three weeks. We started dating, and that was the end of that. It took us a long time to get married, though. It was 1989 and our album New Jersey was out. We had the No. 1 al-

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When not on a world tour, rocker Jon Bon Jovi spends time with his family in East Hampton, where he’s an investor in Tex-Mex joint The Blue Parrot. Here, the heartthrob gives a first-person account of one of his life’s great defining moments, the day he proposed to his wife.

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