The Purist June 2024 Issue

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We don’t refer to it as such, but we are most de nitely living in a time where we are focused on a new archetype, the wellness seeker. Whatever led us here—addiction, disease, the advent of the drug industry, a pandemic—this is where we are. We focused on how to heal and highlighted modalities the ancients employed and paired them with modern medicine. But now we nd ourselves witnessing wars. The con icts are so close, causing a gut reaction that is altering our state of being.

Ultimately, we have nowhere to turn but inward to deal with it the only way we really know how, intuitively. What does that pain tell us, but to re ect on what we can do about it? It is the beginning of the answer to what social psychologists call a “collective de cit in empathy” as Amely Greeven addresses in “Expanding Into Empathy” in this issue, an exploration of this enlightened state of listening, community and connection. It starts with each of us.

The Buddhist concept of the mind refers to the rst level of consciousness as awareness of the world, as we all share the same roots. Listening to the Earth—as it is a living, breathing creature—is a great place to start. Can you see, smell, hear, taste, touch it—and witness its own immune system breaking down? The idea of grounding into the Earth will help shift our energy to be more positive, to tap into our inherent empathy. It could start with, as East End psychic medium MaryAnn DiMarco—who is pro led in this issue—suggests, maintaining a practice of humility and gratitude that will generate momentum toward this shift.

“Do not drink the Kool-Aid of self-pity. It’s deep and dark,” mystical theologian Caroline Myss says in What Makes Us Healthy? She suggests to stop asking questions like ‘What

are we entitled to?’ or ‘How much does the world revolve around us?’ that we have no answers to, and make yourself more ‘soulhuman.’ In order to get through anything, you have to access your in nite self by stepping into grace—”out of smallness and into your greatness,” she says. Don’t harm anyone along the way, and heal someone else while walking this journey. Practically speaking, every illness has things you need to do to treat it, but Myss also suggests blessing oneself along the journey. “You are pulling grace into everything you do,” she says. Through prayer and grace, you will nd a way to unlock your higher properties, and access your energy.

As Donna D’Cruz writes in “A Modern Mantra” in this issue, create “a balance between action and contemplation, presence and purpose.” The ancient wisdom from the Tao Te Ching and the Vedanta can also guide you to make this energetic shift.

If you subscribe to Carl Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious, the emotional network where we are all connected, then our actions, our moments of grace— gratitude, compassion, humility, doing for others, prayer— could contribute to the collective unconscious mind of all sentient beings and shift the suffering. Isn’t a spiritual journey worth a try?

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The iconic supermodel

Cindy Crawford puts a sexy spin on summer cocktails.


Spiritual medium

MaryAnn DiMarco gives insights into the realms beyond.

“Fortunately, there are gifts of aging. Knowing yourself, and knowing what you need to feel comfortable, is one of those gifts.”
Cindy Crawford

Bay Street Theater honors Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka


Spiritual teacher Biet Simkin answers readers’ questions.


Harness the power of the Sphinx Code to unlock subconscious patterning.


Actress Teresa Palmer shares her well-being ethos.



The potent effects of a small but mighty particle: molecular hydrogen


The importance of supplements for wholebody health with Nutrafol and dermatologist

Dendy Engelman


The Lanby’s concierge service

52 ASK THE DR. Dr. Frank Lipman on how to integrate biohacking into your every day


The latest in the longevity space: Rejuvenation Olympics



Must-see shows this June


Aerin Lauder shares her summer tabletop essentials.


The atmospheric world of painter Michele D’Ermo

MINDFUL 30 EXPANDING INTO EMPATHY A call for community, connection and embracing the science behind mirror neurons 32 YOU ARE WHERE YOU LIVE A thoughtful exploration of the emerging field of geopsychology 34 BRING THE DRAMA
Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca
enlightened perspective on living in the now. 38 GUIDED BY BIET
D’Cruz shares an
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka


Ecotone’s charitable endeavors


A tranquil sanctuary on the water in Shelter Island


Not-to-be-missed real estate in the Hamptons GLOW


Founder of Prakti Pritika Swarup on roots, inclusivity and impact.


Founder of Macrene Actives Dr. Macrene Alexiades’ top picks



Morphew’s celebration of sustainability in Southampton


John Slattery, Talia Balsam and son Harry Slattery take the stage at Bay Street Theater.


Ivar fine jewelry founder and creative director Ritika Ravi’s go-to’s for a busy season


Isa Vettorazzi unveils her bright, summery fashion faves.


Design mogul Muriel Brandolini’s latest tabletop collection


Julia Grayson, CEO and founder of Grayson De Vere, highlights her top picks for holistic wellness.


Cara Polites Ferro, owner of Via Coquina, offers a curated selection of eclectic, spirited items.


A radically comfortable antibra by Nuudii System


Cristina Cuomo’s selects for

whole body health


Bridgehampton’s L’Épicuriste’s sensational summer


New places to shop and dine throughout the Hamptons


Dr. Stacie Stephenson’s pro tips for a brighter, healthier complexion



Four summer recipes by Peter Som


Seven swaps for a cleaner home


Janet O’Brien Caterers + Events serves up community care and nourishment.



New exercise hubs and fitness activations on the East End


June Hamptons events calendar


A custom brain game with a wellness twist


A by-the-numbers look at actress Anne Hathaway

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“They increase a person’s self-awareness and connection to purpose. I believe that consciousness can guide us more objectively and effectively in our daily lives.”

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MYLES MELLOR, who created a custom, well-minded brain game (page 126). WHERE DO YOU SOURCE CREATIVE INSPIRATION FROM?

“From my wanting to entertain people and provide quiet enjoyment. ”

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PETER SOM, who shared four bright, seasonal dishes (page 102).


“I think it’s more of a classic than a trend, but each summer I eagerly await heirloom tomatoes so I can make BLTs. One large slab of tomato, thick-cut bacon, Kewpie mayo, Bbibb lettuce and toasted Pullman bread. And—must be eaten outside by the pool!”

Born in San Francisco, Som is an award-winning fashion designer, culinary creator and lifestyle expert. His first cookbook, Family Style, will debut in early spring 2025 with Harvest/HarperCollins.

DIMITRI EHRLICH, who wrote about geopsychology (“You Are Where You Live,” page 32).


“Geopsychology might one day end up providing us with critical information about the way locales and environmental factors impact our mental health and overall wellness. But for now, there are still methodological challenges in terms of isolating the influence of nature versus nurture.”

Ehrlich is a songwriter, author and Emmy-nominated television writer. His songs have been recorded by more than 100 artists, including Moby, Art Garfunkel and Westlife. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone and New York magazine.

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Humans are wired for empathy. Mirror neurons in the brain’s circuitry respond to other people’s needs. A thoughtful look at why this enlightened state of listening, community and connection are needed now more than ever.

Susan Wilkinson Erosion of empathy in modern life poses a threat to the survival of our species.

For a good 10 years, social psychologists have been decrying a collective deficit in empathy. They’ve sounded alarms about the lessening of awareness of each others’ feelings, of our willingness to imagine what another is experiencing and why. Plenty of reasons are cited for this downturn, which started before social media became the beast that it is. The stress of daily life engenders a natural self-centeredness—after all, how can the mind turn to another’s problems when its own ones are so consuming? A dearth of genuine community activities, where humans gather around shared concerns, has made the art of listening awkward and unpracticed. But the sheer amount of noise we live with today has undeniably made things worse. With constant information coming at us online, polarized points of view making connection harder—or even riskier-feeling—and faceless communication igniting reactive righteousness from all sides, empathy can start to feel like a rare and exotic thing.

Neuroscientists and behavioral researchers will point out that human beings are wired for empathy: Circuitry in our brains, including specialized cells called mirror neurons, activate in response to other peoples’ needs, helping us to get inside another’s experience. This biological basis for empathy turns on nurturing and care for others, and helps our species to survive.

More recently, researchers have described three “types” of empathy, noting that if a person isn’t strong in one area, they may well shine in another. There is emotional empathy, a shared nervous system response, a sensation of feeling another’s pain or joy. There is cognitive empathy, the skill of understanding another’s experience, and helping to problem-solve. Empathetic concern is a tendency or will to want to help. These distinctions can help us see empathy where previously we may not have— like in the stoic friend who doesn’t shed a tear but puts pen to paper to strategize solutions. They can also help protect against feeling too much pain, offering other ways to connect when others’ suffering becomes too big.

As fascinating as these scientific advances are, however, they do not touch the depth of what true empathy is, or why the erosion of it is such a danger. In The Gene Keys, a modern wisdom text that presents a pathway to personal evolution, empathy is described as the most enlightened state of listening. Sita Daavettila, a spiritual coach who uses the text with her clients, says, “Gene Key 13 describes the importance of rising above discord, a state where we hear but don’t listen. We do this by practicing discernment, the conscious ability to decide what to allow in, and then the willingness to enter a deeper layer of listening.”

She says that empathy is not the same thing as sympathy, consoling another in their pain, which can

be destructive, giving a wound more energy. It is higher than that. “Empathy is allowing a moment of truly witnessing another, or of being witnessed ourselves and truly seen for where we are,” says Daavettila. This can take courage, in an age where quiet is under-respected. “The teaching is asking us to just listen, and realize the experience of life is what is asking to be heard. In true empathy, we feel a greater presence behind us, listening in—the Great Cosmic Mother, who has always been there. And that is where the healing is.”

Spiritual guide and mystic Deirdre Hade agrees. “The soul longs for intimacy with itself, with each other and the divine. When we have intimacy we feel connected, held, safe and happy, and when we don’t we feel sad, fearful, terrified, alone, lost and angry. It literally is that black or white.” Hade says that from a spiritual perspective, the virtue of empathy is the seed of wisdom—“the knowing of what action to take to make peace, or save a life, or heal a broken world.” But these days, our society no longer teaches empathy and wisdom the way it does, say, mathematics or marketing. So we need to learn it.

Sitting in a mindful circle with others, where personal testimonies can be shared without advice given back, is one way to enter the field of empathy. Daily interactions can be practices, too: Become more still than normal, seal your lips, breathe through your nose, “literally rest in your being, instead of chiming in,” says Daavettila. But even things like dancing with others or being creative together in real life can boost the neurological circuitry of connection, getting those mirror neurons pinging and priming the path for empathy. All of this starts by looking up from the screen. Knowing what’s in it for you is the other piece of the puzzle. As Hade says, “Our egos always want a payoff, and the payoff of empathy is better health, happiness, joyfulness, hope and self-esteem, which all help us create solutions to problems that we desperately need right now.” It’s also the humility to see that empathy is at the root of what makes us human. “After disaster and war throughout time,” she says, “the deep understanding of ourselves and the people around us has always brought us back together to build a new village, a new city or new country.”

It’s not a unicorns-and-rainbows concept, but one grounded in the depth of wisdom. “Hatred, divisiveness and condemnation comes forth when our minds become bombarded with more stimulus than they were ever meant to handle. The first thing to go under this stress is our connection and empathy, but we need to guard against this, because when humans don’t have connection with each other, we rapidly sink into chaos, despair and horror. Empathy is the most important quality we have to keep our world together.”



Map out your destiny through the study of geopsychology. BY

In the age-old battle of nature versus nurture, a new field of inquiry has raised some startling questions. Geopsychology, the study of how certain personality traits seem to be more common in various parts of the world, suggests that where we live may directly correlate with our disposition.

Or course, correlation isn’t the same thing as causation, and it’s hard to say whether for example, a higher percentage of well-mannered people want to live in Savannah, Georgia, or it’s the impact of living in Savannah that makes you more likely to say “thank you, ma’am,” after being offered a cool glass of sweet tea.

Geopsychology researchers are exploring the varied ways a person’s surroundings might influence behavior, emotions and thought processes, and are beginning to map the way locale affects mental health, attitudes and behavior.

Without having even heard the term “geopsychology,” one might already be familiar with some stereotypes: the brash, neurotic New York banker, the laid-back Southern California surfer, or the stoic and saturnine fisherman from Maine.

But even if research shows that there is some statistical truth to these cliches, the question remains: Has the environment in which these types of people live triggered some sort of epigenetic shift that caused their personality traits? And if so, how?

In 1981, psychologist Lew Goldberg coined the term “Big Five,” identifying what he saw as five core personality factors: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.

A 2021 study found that in the U.S., Southerners are indeed more agreeable, while Northeasterners are more neurotic—but as you might expect, the usual stereotypes don’t always hold up.

Dominique Samuels, a clinical psychologist based in San Francisco who works as an executive coach with clients around the world, says she believes that there might very well be something to geopsychology. “I have found there to be some truth to the idea that you can expect certain personality traits to be more common in specific parts of the world,” she says. “However, it’s an open question as to how much the environment itself accounts for these personality groupings versus how much culture and social norms may impact individual traits and characteristics.”

If there is truth to geopsychology, one question is how climate change might alter the equation. “We may begin to see modifications in population characteristics based on shifts in resource diversity and other related impacts of global warming,” says Samuels. Could a warming biosphere turn more of us into a nation of hotheads? Geopsychology just might hold the answer.

Drew Dau Scientists in the emerging field believe there’s a link between location and personality.
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Bay Street Theater honors Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka (along with community leader Georgette Grier-Key) at its annual fundraising gala on July 6. The East Hampton residents Zoomed in with Purist to extol the virtues of local theater and their love of the idyllic hamlet. BY RAY

RAY ROGERS: Hi guys. Where is everybody today?

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: I’m in Belfast, Ireland. I’m making a film that’s the third of a series of these Becky violent. horror-adjacent films. I’m the antagonist. I’m a bad guy.

RR: Do you like playing bad guys?

NPH: Sometimes playing the happy, positive, nice guy is limiting in its own ways. Bad guys get to have more fun sometimes.

RR: David, where are you?

DAVID BURTKA: I’m in rainy East Hampton. I came out here to work on our garden and I’m stuck inside. But it’s supposed to stop raining in the next hour, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some galoshes on and go out and weed.

RR: What are you planting for the season?

DB: You name it. We expanded our flower garden again this year. We’ve already planted peas and spinach, and my kale is already up, as are the arugula and radishes.

NPH: David’s garden is awesome in that every year he gets to refine what he makes or try new things for, and do less of things that were more time consuming. It’s really cool to see what he comes up with.

RR: You guys are being honored by Bay Street Theater, our world-class theater right here in the hamlet of Sag Harbor. You’ve both been on stages big and small. I’d love to hear your thoughts on regional and community theater—what role it can play in people’s lives and what role it’s played in your lives.

NPH: I’m from small-town New Mexico, born in Albuquerque but lived for most of my adolescence in a town about three hours south from there called Ruidoso. And there was not much in the arts and theater world as options for kids or for anyone, really. It was a Southwestern, sports-centric kind of farming town. So when I discovered that there was the

Ruidoso Little Theater—it didn’t have a home; it just performed at the country club a few times a year where they would put up sets and invite people over—I quickly reached out to them and found my tribe. I think without a sense of local community theater so many people would have no access to witnesses people perform or, even more, being able to perform as an outlet. So, I find it very important, especially in the world that we currently live in where arts in the education system is being truncated at best. I think any way one can support those who are choosing to spend their time being artistic, being theatrical, giving up their creative spirit to others, is a really important cause.

RR: Can you recall your first role in community theater?

NPH: I was Toto in our high school production of The Wizard of Oz when I was not in high school. I was young. My brother, who is three years older, wasn’t in high school yet, either. He and his friends all went to audition to be munchkins. I was too young to even be a munchkin. Someone suggested I would make a good Toto, so that was probably my first thing. But I did Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors I remember it all very fondly.

RR: How about you, David?

DB: I don’t have a dissimilar story. I grew up in Michigan, a suburb outside of Detroit, and I was an artistic kid. I was not the sports kid that my dad wanted me to be. So, a friend of mine was auditioning at the Northville Marquis Theater in Northville, Michigan. It was a production of Peter Pan and they needed a bunch of kids. I auditioned, and got the part of John Darling. In that production, I met other young actors, including Celia Keenan-Bolger, Hunter Foster, Sutton Foster, Danny Gurwin and Randy Becker, who were all in that

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show, which is crazy. We were just a group of kids that went through the ranks. We all grew up in Michigan, and we all ended up doing it for a living. I would do community theater and I worked a lot in college.

I remember auditioning for Bay Street when I was in college. They would do this thing in New York, and you would go to different places to audition for all the summer stocks for the year. I remember having a callback for Bay Street for something, and everyone was like, ‘That’s such a great place to work.’ I never made it into a Bay Street Theater production, but I worked at the Weathervane Theater in New Hampshire, and the Weston Theater Company in Vermont. So, those are my two big community theater experiences for summer stock.

NPH: I got to play John Darling in the Albuquerque Civic Light Opera production of Peter Pan One summer I went from Ruidoso, I auditioned and got the part of John Darling and had to spend the summer with my aunt and uncle in Albuquerque because we lived three hours away. So you and I have both played similar roles—we both got to fly.

DB: And I got to fall.

NPH: Yeah, you got dropped. I didn’t.

DB: My harness broke one performance and I beat the curtain down. My body bounced and I had to be taken to the emergency room.

NPH: Another reason to see community theater. You just never know what’s going to happen!

RR: You’ve each had many accolades throughout your careers; how does it feel to be honored by our local theater?

DB: It feels great. Anytime there’s a moment to do service and bring awareness to theater and get people in the seats to raise money for a good cause, I’m all for it. So, if we can shed light on the Bay Street Theater and make some money for the company, I’m super-happy and grateful to be a part of that.

NPH: I think it’s a recognition of the fact that we’ve both been in theater and supported theater at large. David and I as East Hampton residents are massive fans of Sag Harbor. It’s one of my favorite towns in the entire world and every time we go there, we feel so welcome and it’s just so quintessentially idyllic, and honestly so, and not pretentious.

DB: Our son wants to go there for pizza tonight. Sag Pizza is fantastic, every time.

NPH: So, we may not be the old Bay Street Theater brigade with multiple shows as stripes, but we certainly love that it exists, and can’t wait to participate in some way in the future.

DB: We spend a lot of time at Big Olaf Ice Cream next to the theater in the summer, so we’re always reading who’s on the posters. It’s amazing how many great people they get to come do shows there. It says a lot for the theater.

RR: This summer alone they have John Slattery and Talia Balsam and their son Harry in a new production, and Patti

LuPone coming up in July.

NPH: She’s doing her Carnegie Hall show?

RR: Yes, A Life in Notes. What for you would be the perfect Sag Harbor day or night, surrounding a play at Bay Street?

DB: I think I’d start off Saturday morning at the Sag Harbor Farmers Market. I’d get some beautiful produce or go grab some local berries that someone’s selling—I want to give props to the farmers over there.

NPH: Walk down Main Street, stop at the Main Street liquor store and get a nice bottle of wine or two. Go to that great cheese shop that’s around the corner, Cavaniola’s. Get a nice picnic’s worth of food and then hope someone invites you on their boat. Then you spend a couple of hours on someone else’s boat that you’re not having to pay for, that’s really fun and lovely. And then come back sun-kissed, have a nice late lunch at Sag Pizza or maybe The American Hotel.

DB: How are you going to fit in going to the hardware store, Neil—it’s your favorite hardware store, isn’t it?

NPH: It might be my favorite hardware store in America. That would probably be in the morning before the boat. They’re so nice at the hardware store that you go in with a problem and they’ll help you solve it. Then as you’re looking around you think oh, I might as well get some additional drill bits and light bulbs, and work shoes. And who doesn’t need more adhesive of some sort? I end up leaving with seven or eight different things that I will use throughout the weekend.

DB: Meanwhile, I’m across the street at Sylvester & Co. getting an iced coffee.

NPH: Sylvester & Co. is fantastic.

DB: And looking at all of the things that they have and it’s such a great group of oddities and fun things that are great for gifts, and books, kitchen items and cookbooks.

NPH: And then we would go and have a late lunch at Sag Pizza. We’ll go see a show at Bay Street. We’ll see Patti LuPone. And then it’s right near Sen so then we’ll have a later dinner at Sen—the sushi is so delicious and they’re so amazing there, too, they’re so nice. And then a quick walk, a post-Sen trip to the bookshop which is open late and always right there, much to David’s chagrin. Every time we leave Sen, I have to go to the bookshop with the kids and the family and David is anxious to get home.

DB: That’s not true. That was only the night when we were in COVID and the kids had school the next day and I needed to get them to go to sleep. Also, we would have to stop maybe at Grindstone and get some doughnuts for the next morning if we have people over. If Patti LuPone is staying over at our house in East Hampton, we’ll have to have some doughnuts for Patti.

NPH: We could get some doughnuts at Grindstone and bring them to the stage door for Patti and the crew.

DB: That’s it. Although she’d probably want a bottle of rosé.



Be here now. BY DONNA D’CRUZ

In the pursuit of a meaningful and fulfilling life, it’s wise to seek guidance from various philosophical traditions that have withstood the test of time. Deeply resonant with me is the transcendent wisdom of the (sixth century B.C.) Tao Te Ching and the elder of the two, the Vedanta, which offers profound insights into the nature of existence and the art of living. When combined with the modern mantra “Life, Be in It,” these ancient wisdom teachings provide a comprehensive framework for navigating life’s challenges and embracing its joys.

Let’s explore some simple paths to how best to integrate the principles of these philosophies into our daily lives, creating a balance between action and contemplation, presence and purpose. Are you ready?

Embracing the Present Moment

The essence of “Life, Be in It” lies in the invitation to fully engage with the present moment, to savor the richness of life’s experiences without being consumed by worries of the past or anxieties about the future. This ethos resonates with the teachings of the Tao Te Ching, which emphasize the importance of living in harmony with the natural flow of existence. Written in the Axial Age by Lao Tzu, it still resonates today:

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

These words remind us to focus on the here and now, trusting in the unfolding of life’s journey without clinging to expectations or attachments—a classic invitation to “Be here now.”

Similarly, the ancient Vedanta teaches us the concept of the awareness of existence, consciousness and bliss. Swami Vivekananda, the prominent Indian philosopher, encapsulated this idea beautifully: “Existence is knowledge, knowledge is bliss.”

By cultivating mindfulness and self-awareness, we can attune ourselves to Mother Nature and the joy of being

alive, of finding fulfillment in each moment.

Cultivating Inner Harmony

Central to the teachings of the Tao Te Ching is the concept of “wu wei,” or effortless action, which involves acting without striving or forcing outcomes. Lao Tzu articulates this principle: “Act without doing; work without effort.”

This declaration reminds us to surrender to the flow of life and embrace whatever arises with grace and humility, cultivating inner harmony and resilience.

The Vedanta teaches the importance of self-inquiry and self-realization in attaining true inner peace. Swami Vivekananda elegantly emphasizes: “Realize your true nature. That is all there is to do.

Know yourself as you are—infinite, eternal, ever blissful.”

Through practices such as meditation, introspection and contemplation, we can transcend the limitations of the ego and connect with the infinite source of wisdom and love that resides within us all.

By embracing the present moment and surrendering to the flow of life, we can navigate its challenges with grace and equanimity.

Living With Virtue and Integrity

The Tao Te Ching offers a subtle approach to virtue, emphasizing the importance of embodying the harmonious qualities of water: softness, flexibility and adaptability. Lao Tzu writes:

“The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.

Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.”

We can learn to flow with the ever-changing currents of life, responding to challenges with resilience and grace.

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Spiritual teacher and bestselling author Biet Simkin answers Purist readers’ questions.

Dear Biet,

I feel like I hate my partner. We have been together for 12 years, and while most of that was happy times, I can’t help but feel over it. He has been going through a tough time and so I feel bad just up and leaving him, but I am so fed up. What would you do?

Thanks, Loren, New Zealand


I would ask myself what I would want him to do if the tables were turned. For me, the answer is kindness. If I am over something, I have to check first if the upset is in me, to see if things can be changed in me that produce a miracle. Then I have to try those things. If after all that, I still want to leave, then that’s more insight. You guys have had 12 years together. It seems worth it to try to clean up your side of the street. The truth is, no partner is perfect. My suggestion is this: Go become great. Do whatever it takes to make yourself the best person you can be. Then from that place, ask yourself again how you feel about your partner. Warmly, Biet

Dear Biet,

I read in your book, Don’t Just Sit There!, that there is a “Law of Accident,” when everything in your life is by accident and nothing is on purpose. I can’t help but feel I am in that now I had a car accident a few months ago. I am fine, but it set my life into chaos and frightened me. My daughter won’t stop taking drugs and acting out, and I can’t seemingly do anything to help her. I feel like every career move I try fails. Is this the Law of Accident? If so, how do I get out?

Thanks, Margarin, New York


Dear Biet,

I am an interior decorator, and in my spare time I make sculpture and decorate as a hobby as well. Lately, I feel like all I can do is overeat and feel sad I have zero drive to create. While I am still employed and getting by, I feel a lackluster feeling of emptiness. What am I missing?

Empty, Chi Town


I hear you. All creatives go through slumps. There is stagnant energy in your body, and you need to move it around. I highly recommend somatic practices, as well as workouts as a way of healing this. When it comes to food, it can be helpful to admit that we have some form of addiction. Calling a spade a spade can be the simple thing that sets us free. You need to get in there and begin creating again, even if it’s for 10 minutes a day. Things will start to change. I also think it’s helpful to see a nutritionist and get blood work done, to find out what it is you’re lacking. Also, I would add prayer. Just get in there, and ask the universe, or God, or whatever you call it, to help you come back into your body and be your true self.

Love, Biet

Getting out of the “Law of Accident” is about listening for a message. What is the message these shocking incidents are trying to provide you with? Here are tools to help you find out: 1. Begin praying daily, and ask in prayer that the higher power, whatever you believe in, gives you the message. Ask to be shown signs. Answers will come. 2. If you don’t have one already, begin a meditation practice. This will give you time to listen for answers. Start with five minutes, and work your way up to 30 minutes. 3. Take time every day to be in gratitude for what is, and also for all the benevolent news that is coming. Write gratitude lists. Feel the feeling of experiencing your current abundance, and your future results. Keep me posted!

Love, Biet

Dear Biet,

How to survive summer with work, two kids, summer camps, and all sorts of beautiful messes?

Nina, Hudson Valley, NY


The first thing to remember is that most people choose to live small lives, so that they won’t confront these problems. How wonderful it is that you’ve chosen to create a life with so much joy that you’re overwhelmed by it. I find that my breath work is super-helpful for slowing down time. The good news is it only takes four minutes to do one round of it. I would recommend doing three rounds a day, which should take you no more than 10 minutes. Devote time every day to writing a gratitude list. This will help greatly.

Love, Biet

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Sphinx Code readings can aid in a greater sense of awareness and clarity.


Discover the life-enhancing powers of the Sphinx Code. BY SONIA SATRA

Are you wanting to gain more clarity about your life’s purpose? Do you look forward to those “aha” moments where everything just clicks? Are you curious about what holds you back and how you can specifically work to change that? If so, the Sphinx Code may be for you.

The Sphinx Code is a new personality assessment that unveils your soul’s Archetypal Blueprint. It is designed to help you understand the inner workings of your mind and personality and provide a road map to achieve your own personal greatness.

The process begins by submitting your birth date. This date is entered into an online portal, and processed through a unique algorithm that combines elements of numerology, the ancient Emerald Tablet, Hermetic alchemy, Kabbalah, and the tarot. The outcome, 16 cards, represents different archetypes, each with its own insight and perspective on your character.

The meaning and interpretation of each card depends on the archetype represented, and the card’s placement in your Sphinx Code design. The powerful information that these 16 cards reveal include your inner essence (what your true personality was at birth), your deepest parental wounds, the fundamental qualities of your ideal relationship and the highest expression of your work. They also provide insight into your childhood environment, including grandparents, social circles, and the best environment for your personal success and fulfillment.

Sometimes I think the Sphinx Code found me. It was one of those long, dark nights during COVID lockdown.

I was scrolling through sites and the mysterious-sounding name piqued my interest. I eventually found the site of an American shaman, Manex Ibar, who created a fascinating Sphinx Code Archetypal Blueprint system. Wildly curious, I signed up for a reading, hoping to discover my soul’s purpose. It turns out, I am what the Sphinx Code refers to as a catalyst, which essentially means my purpose is to catalyze and inspire others to live their purpose. I have coached for over 15 years, and always say my greatest passion is helping others to achieve their dreams. It was so affirming to learn that I was on the right path. So, two years later, I studied to become one of 24 Sphinx Code Wisdom Keepers throughout the world.

Since then, I’ve had the privilege to do Sphinx Code readings for many people and have gotten overwhelmingly positive feedback. People have said: “This is unbelievably accurate,” “It helped me make sense of so many health issues I’ve had in my life,” and “I felt so inspired, it affirmed that I’m on the right path.”

As humans, we’re born with innate subconscious patterns that are shaped by our family, friends and cultural influences. However, beneath those external layers, we each have a distinct soul blueprint. By using the Sphinx Code, you gain the awareness to transmute that programming and ultimately, unlock your potential, express your magic and truly live your best life.

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Actress Teresa Palmer, founder of healthy living site Your Zen Mama and organic supplement line Lovewell, tells Purist about her approach to well-being. BY

What wellness practices do Aussies do best?

Self-care in the sun (with essential slip, slop, slap), getting some natural vitamin D. Our culture is all about being outdoors, keeping up the rays, heading to the beach or having bevvies with friends at a beer garden. Do you and your husband, actor Mark Webber, enjoy wellness rituals together? What are some of your favorites?

We have an Eckhart Tolle book, A New Earth, that we read to each other, one chapter at a time; we discuss the meanings behind Eckhart’s teachings. His philosophy is somehow both simple and nuanced, so talking about it and then applying it to aspects of our life is a beautiful way to show up for each other, and for our relationship. In such a busy household, carving out time for each other helps sustain a positive and on-the-same-page outlook.

What does an ideal day of wellness look like for you?

Wake up, drink a big glass of lemon water, take the dogs for a hike to the Hollywood sign, which is near our home, come home and replenish with Lovewell’s Life and Element, supercharging my hydration and boosting my nutrients (and metabolism). Then I’ll get some work done, read scripts, play with the girls, make them a Lovewell smoothie around lunchtime and have some for myself, too. I often have a swim in the pool in the afternoon with my mum and the girls before driving the one-hour commute to pick the boys up from school. I usually take the drive on my own, and I’ll catch up on the Expanded podcast, which is a poddy that blends science, consciousness and manifesting.

We’ll get home after school, cook a healthy plantbased meal, sit out by the fire pit and catch up with the kids about their day, and then it’s a Dream Lovewell sleepy-time drink before bed for all of us (we love it served warm and frothed for the perfect before-bed ritual) then

books, teeth, all four kids in bed followed by a relaxing bubble bath for me!

Tell us about your vision for your organic supplement line, Lovewell.

It has really exploded in such an organic way. We are currently direct to consumer; we have an incredible amount of return customers, and the word of mouth has been mind-blowing. At Lovewell, we pride ourselves on being very transparent, and would prefer to have smaller margins and quality ingredients, so that it’s reachable for as many people as possible. Once we introduced humic and fulvic acid formulation in Element, the brand skyrocketed because of the incredible hair growth results we were seeing. It was so unexpected that initially we struggled to keep up with the demand. Now the system is flowing beautifully. We are excited to go into retailers soon, start up subscriptions, launch a couple new products and take it all to the next level.

You’ve played a lot of enchanted characters in Disney and other films. What have you learned from them, and how do you bring enchantment into your daily life?

I’m pretty woo-woo witchy! I definitely take after my character Diana Bishop from A Discovery of Witches My friends come to me to host manifesting sessions at my home, which I’ve started doing on the regular. It’s been a huge part of my life, and seeing friends of mine really radically change the course of their life through setting and keeping intentions is very special. Anything in particular you do to stay centered and focused while acting in TV series and films like the upcoming The Last Anniversary and Addition?

I find writing cathartic—I have a journaling app called Day One that is easy to write in. I love a green juice and avocado toast every day, to get the rest of the day’s eating off to a good start.

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The smallest molecule in the universe may hold a key to longevity. BY AMELY GREEVEN

What if the smallest thing in the world was the most powerful thing for our health? Mind-bending musings like this are part of the journey when you start to explore the potential of molecular hydrogen, the gas that is about to spark a revolution in regenerative health. Molecular hydrogen (H2) is sometimes called the God Molecule, and if that sounds like hyperbole, consider this: Hydrogen was the first element to be born of the Big Bang; some say it spawned the genesis of all life. Its molecular form—the gaseous H2—combines with oxygen to form life-giving water (among other things). Our bodies naturally make it by metabolizing fiber in the gut—which may play a key role in the gut-brain axis and protecting neurons from degeneration. Combust hydrogen gas with oxygen at the right concentrations, you get powerful alternative energy (hydrogen car, anyone?). And over the last 15 years, research has unveiled that when this molecule is administered for human health, the therapeutic effects are rather awe-inspiring.

I first got wind of hydrogen gas through integrative and electromedicine pioneer Nuno Nina, who has been using molecular hydrogen in his Lisbon health clinic for two decades. He describes it as “the essence of everything” and uses it as part of a layered strategy to bring the biological terrain of the cells into balance so they can regenerate and repair, thereby restoring health if it is lost. Intrigued—as a mid-life working mom, I need any help I can get to stave off cellular decline and hold on to peak health—I ask to try Nina’s new consumer-facing device, designed to replicate his clinical interventions in the comfort of home. With his chic-looking Lumivitae CellPower bottle in hand, I begin drinking water infused with molecular hydrogen gas, amplified by Nina’s proprietary frequencies to support cellular homeostasis. Though there are various ways to administer molecular hydrogen, drinking water from a high-grade device like Nina’s—unlike many inferior hydrogen devices, it doesn’t leach metals from the electrodes that generate H2 gas from H20, and it delivers a certified therapeutic concentration of hydrogen—is the most accessible. After all, we drink water every day

Molecular hydrogen is mighty—and still a little mysterious. With its tiny size and affinity for lipids, it easily diffuses through cell membranes and into the cell’s innermost sanctums, where it gets to work—big time.

“Similar to, but superior, to an antioxidant, H2 tackles excessive oxidative stress, but it does so like a mastermind adaptogen—restoring homeostasis without pushing too far over into the reductive side of the redox process,” says scientist Tyler Le Baron, founder of the educational entity, the Molecular Hydrogen Institute. “That is the secret miracle of this molecule.” He cites a fast-growing body of research demonstrating how H2 safely activates cell pathways that regulate inflammation, boost mitochondrial function, improve detox function and even support autophagy, the process of clearing dysfunctional or broken cells. He notes there is still a tremendous amount to learn about the most effective ways to use it.

The simplicity of my new habit is a relief. The cacophony around longevity can be overwhelming. A couple of weeks in, I begin noticing an uplifted feeling, less need for caffeine. My digestion starts to move perkily, and a longtime area of dense breast tissue softens. Hydrogen-rich water combats dehydration, something most health practitioners say is endemic. Were my cells finally getting what they longed for, running their processes better? My husband joins in and, curiously, a recent wound heals almost magically. After an athletic ski day, muscle recovery goes smoother. Somehow, the synergy of hydrogen, water, and frequency is making my stressed cellular terrain more hospitable to middle-aged life.

Drinking might be just the start. In Southern California, a cutting-edge longevity clinic called Hydrate Wellness stacks molecular hydrogen with light wavelengths, frequency, and supplements to restore cellular function and combat chronic disease. Founder David Perez says, “Molecular hydrogen is one of the best cellular renewal mechanisms I know of. It helps to clear blockages in the lymph system and detoxify disease-causing environmental toxins; it is truly the great bio-optimizer that amplifies every modality we use.” All his clients drink H2 water, and they also go to the “next level” by soaking in hydrogen-rich, structured water baths, which Perez feels are exponentially more powerful than imbibing. Could this ancestor of the elements be the future of anti-aging, a key to sailing gracefully through a world of chronic stressors? Pour me a glass, draw the bath—I’m all in for finding out.

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Dermatologist Dendy Engelman, in collaboration with Nutrafol, praises the power of supplements for whole-body health. BY

CRISTINA CUOMO: Dr. Dendy, you are collaborating with Nutrafol, launching its new skin care supplement. You’re a board-certified dermatologic surgeon at the Shafer Clinic on Fifth Avenue. When you were in medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, you were awarded the Humanism in Medicine Scholarship for establishing and running a free medical care clinic in Charleston and in Haiti. You are the director of dermatologic surgery at the New York Medical College. Women are impressive in their ability to accomplish so many things at once, but that takes a toll on us physically. Our cortisol levels, our stress hormones spike. What are some of your tips for maintaining whole-body, holistic health?

DENDY ENGELMAN: What you just said is totally on point. I just came back last night from a ladies-only college reunion. The amount we juggle every day, while trying to maintain some sense of self and self-care, is astounding. I see patients who are so affected by how stress is impacting their body and their hair; I’ve had more tears shed in my office over hair loss than skin cancer diagnoses. People are desperate, and they will throw money at that problem. I love that the folks at Nutrafol have people who are really vetting the science, and holding themselves to a higher standard. CC: The beautiful thing about Nutrafol is there are so many vitamins and nutrients. It’s whole-body health, not just for hair. A couple of questions about skin. We’re getting close to summertime. What are some ways we can prepare for it?

Opt for a zinc- or titanium-based sunscreen for optimal protection this season and beyond.

strong sun between 10AM and 3PM are important. Find good sunscreen formulas that you’ll use and reapply. Ingestibles are not quite there yet. Fern extract will give you an SPF bump of four to six, which is better than nothing. I wouldn’t use it solely as your sunscreen, but as an additional layer of protection. We derms all tend to like zinc and titanium sunscreens. I try to get my patients to find a mineral sunscreen that they like. It’s not the old lifeguardwith-the-white-nose look anymore. There are so many formulations that are amazing now.

CC: Studies have come out saying you can spend 15, 20 minutes unprotected, but then have to apply something.

DE: I don’t really subscribe to that theory. If we think about sun exposure over a lifetime, 15 minutes a day or several times a week really adds up when you’re 60. The goal is to really be protected all the time, and have it as part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth.

CC: What are some ingredients to move toward?

DE: Probiotics are important, not for just gut health, but overall sense of well-being. It takes a while—three to six months in order to reset. You can create a new you, but it’s like planting tulips—they’re not going to get to the surface for several months, so you just have to trust the process.

CC: How often do you recommend screening for cancer?

DE: All the things that we used to say about avoiding

DE: Once a year is a good baseline. If you have a personal history of skin cancer, if you’ve had melanoma or you’ve got a first-degree relative with a genetic skin cancer, then increase it to at least every six months.

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The Lanby, New York City’s hospitality-led primary care members club, wants to be your health and well-being quarterback. BY JIM

When Chloe Harrouche was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23, her reaction was shock and disbelief. The New York City native, who had graduated from UPenn as a bioengineer, considered herself well versed in health care, having worked in the medical field as a consultant. “At first I questioned if it was really happening,” Harrouche recalls. “Did they make a mistake? Even when they told me that the biopsy showed cancer cells, I thought it was a precursor to cancer, that I was going to get it removed and that would be the end of it. But it was Stage 2.”

Her response, swift and decisive —a double mastectomy two weeks after the diagnosis—was followed by chemotherapy and radiation. By December of that year, she was deemed cancer-free, but filled with questions about prevention and where that fit into her care going forward. “I saw for the first time how discombobulated the patient experience is. You’re seeing all these incredible specialists, but none of them are talking to each other,” Harrouche says. “There’s no coordination of care, or joint effort toward prevention.”

Harrouche created a wellness regimen that consisted of strenuous exercise, a low-carbohydrate diet with caloric restriction, and intermittent fasting. But she admits she went too far, impacting her ovarian health at a time when she was ready to start a family. “That’s when I learned about the power of integrative medicine,” Harrouche says. “For the first time, I met with a doctor who was able to identify that my body was in a state of stress, and not in an optimal state of being able to conceive. That taught me a lot about the risks of

wellness. Wellness is something that most people aspire to care about. The problem comes when you have too much consumerization of wellness and too little clinical oversight.”

In 2021, she co-launched The Lanby, a New York City hospitality-led members club, reimagining primary care with a rigorous, personalized approach to treating illness and optimizing well-being. In addition to a medical team, The Lanby personnel includes a wellness expert and a member advocate, housed in a Fifth Avenue office with bright colors and stylish furnishings evoking Harrouche’s favorite New York City lodgings, Crosby Street Hotel and The Whitby Hotel.

Members get a dedicated Care Team, comprehensive labs, a personalized care plan, referrals to top specialists and consolidation of records. “A lanby is a buoy, a flotation device with light. We are a lifeline in a sea of darkness,” says Harrouche. “We wanted a name inspired by the hospitality industry, that evokes joy, something we all miss in our experience of going to the doctor.”

This summer, The Lanby offers Just The Labs, a la carte public access to lab work (hormonal, metabolic, nutrient, cardiovascular) and a 45-minute virtual consultation. Those who decide to become members can have the $500 consultation charge applied to The Lanby’s full annual fee ($6,000 for those 35 and older, $4,380 for those under 35).

Today, Harrouche, mother of Mauricio, 2, and Leah 1, enjoys a wellness regimen that begins with a 5:45AM wake-up, and a half-hour workout. Meals are “plant-forward, with lots of healthy fat and good-quality animal protein.” She likes to be in bed by 10PM. In the name of balance—”it’s the new wave of wellness”—Harrouche enjoys a once-a-week cocktail.

“Usually it’s a dirty martini, with gin.”

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16 ways to turn your health around with biohacking. BY DR. FRANK LIPMAN

Safe to say, these days, “hacks” are a hot topic, making headlines on the homepages of countless publications and filling our social media feeds. And, given the difficulties of the past few years, it’s easy to understand their popularity. Hacks are, in simplest terms, clever solutions and shortcuts that enable us to better manage life’s must-do’s as efficiently and effectively as possible. When we tap into our hacking groove, not only do we improve our lives and crush our to-do lists, we also free up more time and energy to spend on the things that matter most to us. Frankly, it’s hard not to love a good hack!

While many hacks are geared toward automating life’s more mundane tasks—better ways to cook, get your steps in, grow more vegetables, etc.—the kind of hacking I’m most interested in is biohacking, as in, the kinds of hacks that focus on smarter strategies to improve health, wellness and, ultimately, longevity. Here’s an introduction on why biohacking matters, and how to put this idea of fine-tuning aspects of your biology into practice:


When you hear the term biohacking, images of creepy cyborg wannabes implanting microchips into their arms may spring to mind. And while “human enhancement” with implanted devices and limit-pushing experimentation is par for the course for a small minority of biohackers, for the rest of us, it’s most definitely not.

When I talk about biohacking, it’s about applying safe and sensible practices—drawn from the latest discoveries from the worlds of biology, nutrition and neuroscience— to support and enhance your physical and mental performance now, and for decades to come, minus the scary stuff. And yes, depending on your needs and goals, there may occasionally be a device involved. They’re the kind worn on the body—not in it.


It’s tough to pinpoint the moment when it all began, but the basic idea of biohacking has been simmering since the early 2000s when hard-charging Silicon Valley types and amateur DIY biologists began exploring ways to more actively control their biology, their energy levels, and their physical and mental performance.

And while some on the fringes of the biohacking culture have taken the philosophy far beyond what most of us would consider reasonable—take, for example, the California biohacker who currently holds the world record for most implanted technological devices—for the rest of

us, biohacking is really about taking a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to health and longevity, as efficiently and safely as possible. It’s also worth mentioning that you’re probably already doing a good bit of biohacking whether you realize it or not (but more on that later).


Fringy practices and treatments aside, you’ll find diet and supplementation hacks, lifestyle hacks, plus biomarker testing and genetic testing and tech tools like wearable health tracking devices. It’s an impressive toolbox that few of us could imagine being able to access just a few years ago

In my practice, the fundamental idea is to keep hacks simple, doable, safe and well tested—and avoiding the more outré options (i.e., implanted devices, physical alterations or gene-editing/CRISPR therapies), some of which can trigger autoimmune reactions, infection, inflammation and even death. What’s more, some items like DIY gene therapy kits are actually illegal in some states, so certainly steer clear of them too—you could be playing with fire.


As I mentioned earlier, chances are you may already be doing a few hacks, like tracking activity levels on your phone, getting more morning light to help regulate circadian rhythms or enjoying infrared sauna sessions. If you are, then bravo! If not, well, what are you waiting for?

The hard truth is that aging makes itself noticeable by the time we enter our 30s and 40s, when those first fine lines around the eyes and forehead may be our initial wake-up call. (And that’s only a glimpse at the cellular aging going on inside.) Tried-and-true hacks for your outsides might include collagen-stimulating laser treatments, red light therapies and cold (or cryo) therapies. But there are so many other hacks to embrace if caring for your insides and putting aging on the slow track is what you’re after. So, let’s take a look at a few of the easy-to-incorporate options, plus a few higher-level hacks that can offer real solutions to some of aging’s tougher bits:


No pain, no gain? Au contraire! When it comes to these “fab four” hacks, my advice is do them every day, no excuses. Best of all, they’re easy, the benefits are legion and they make you feel great too:

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1 Hack your nights

Sle ep, as in seven to eight hours every night. Fail at sle ep and over time your cells start to suffer, aging your who le body more rapidly. At night, your system gets busy rep airing cells throughout the body and brain, taking out the c ellular garb age, which, if it hangs around too long, can drive neurological decline—and it ages the skin to bo ot. In other words, sleep is a hack that really matters.

2 Shake a leg—frequently

Regular exercise is a major he alth hack that among oth er things, encourages mitochondrial production and stokes your energy levels—all to the g ood. But don’t stop moving just because your spin class ends. Take it a step further, and keep moving th roughout the day to h ack your way to better health and potentially a longer lifespan. Even when you’re stuck at the desk, take every opport unity to move! Walk in plac e during phone calls, s it on a balance ball while you work, step out to get lunch, etc.—just move. Even sma ll movements like toe-tapping, foot- wagging or even just plain dgeting can help hack he alth by having a positive impact on blood vessels and bloo d sugar levels.

3 Hack your stress

One of the best, simplest and possibly oldest hacks in the boo k? Meditation. Just ve to 10 minutes once or twice a da y will help de-stress your body and mind, which in tur n helps improve memory, processing spe ed, focus and creativity. You’ll also lower your blood pressure and an xiety, reducing reliance on pharmaceuticals. Score!

4 Get chilly with it

Controlled cold exposure stimulates the body’s long evity gene pathways, while increasing mitochondrial production and reducing in ammation. How cool is that? Lower temps have also been shown to boost immunity, improve sleep quality and increase your brown fat stores, which in turn burn extra calories. To take advantage, DIY by taking cold showers (or, for newbies, just a 30-second cold blast at the end), ice baths or spending some time outdoors lightly dressed in winter.


Can you eat your way to better health and longevity? Absolutely! Eating well is a hack—and what you eat and the nutrients you absorb along the way are essential to digestion, energy, gut health, immunity, a well-functioning bra in and so much more. To hack it up right, start with these tricks of the trade:

1 The “perfect plate” hack

Easiest hack ever: Eat more! Grab a big plate and ll it with veggies to crowd out the less healthy stuff. Focus on quality and don’t obsess over quantity. The perfect

veggie-packed plate will ll you up and pack your body with loads of nutrients, while also countering the most common drivers of excess pounds: too many starches, sugars and in ammatory ingredients from processed foods and factory-farmed sources. Voila!

2 Break up with sugar

Sure, this one may sting a little but it’s 100 percent worth it—and you can nd my list of 24 sugar-kicking hacks on my website that can help you free yourself from the highly addictive sweet stuff. Kicking sugar almost immediately boosts gut and brain function, while improving blood pressure levels. Better still, kicking the stuff quickly starts to cut the risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. There’s just no good reason to eat it, so go cold turkey, or start the tapering off process now.

3 Don’t eat around the clock

Ti me restricted eating is a simple, highly effective, metabolism-boosting hack that ju st about anyone can do. By extending the natural fast between dinner and bre akfast, you’ll prompt your body to make the most of wha t you consume, resulting in decreased blood sugar and in sulin levels, less fat accum ulation and reduced in ammation – all of which does won ders for your lifespan and health span. Three or four days a week, start with 12 hou rs between your last meal of one day and rs t meal of the next, and work your way up to a 16-hour window.

4 Fill the gaps

No sugar? Check. Lots of veg? Check. What’s next? Hack the nutritional gap, and ll it with a few supplements, as some nutrients can be tough to get enough of exclusively from food. For most people, a probiotic with at least 20 billion live organisms, 1 to 2 grams of high-quality sh oil containing EPA and DHA, vitamin C, and D3 are good basics to help support optimal function of your body’s many systems. Adding B vitamins is also a helpful hack when energy and mood need a gentle lift.


The most important organ to hack? Not to play favorites but I’d put the brain very high on the list. These ve are fasttrack hacks for a happy, healthy brain:

1 Tune in

Most any kind of music can be healing, but for hacking your brain health it’s hard to beat “brain entrainment” music, speci cally designed to induce desirable changes in brain wave activity in real time. Opt for music made with embedded tones, aka binaural beats, which, depending on your selection, can help boost alertness or energy levels, promote relaxation, put you in a meditative state, boost focus, enhance mood and/or encourage sleep. Take your pick and enjoy the bene ts—and the tunes.

2 Tune out

Get outside and experience nature, ideally in a green space. Time in nature is a powerful hack for the brain that quickly soothes the body and eases the mind into a peaceful, yet alert, state that’s thought to boost the production of crucial disease-fighting “killer T-cells.”

You’ll also get a decrease in cortisol levels, activating the parasympathetic nervous system and giving your prefrontal cortex a chance to unwind and recharge.

3 Turn on

If you retreated into your shell during the pandemic, this hack goes double for you: Rebuild those social ties if you want to live well for longer. Studies show that strong (and, of course, healthy) social connections may reduce premature death by 50 percent. Also, genetic research suggests that social connection supports immune function, while isolation likely reduces it.

4 Hack your outlook

Optimism is more than just an outlook; it’s a powerful head (and heart) health hack. Research shows that optimistic individuals tend to have healthier hearts and brains, stronger immunity, and longer lives compared to those who are less upbeat. Not naturally optimistic? No worries. Optimism is also a practice, which, like maintaining a healthy diet or staying physically fit, you can get better at over time.

5 Thanks—for the hack!

Practicing gratitude is a hack that can lower blood pressure and blood sugar, improve heart health, and enhance immune function, so the more gratitude you can cultivate, the better for you, from head to toe. Gratitude also has a positive impact on the brain by triggering the release of mood-boosting neurochemicals such as

dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin while reducing the release of cortisol—also known as the stress hormone. Additionally, expressing gratitude is linked to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, increased happiness and contentment, greater generosity, emotional resilience, and improved mood—talk about a win-win!


One of the many aspects about biohacking that’s so cool is that new hacks emerge just about every day—there’s something for everyone, and if you want to go all in with health hacks, you can also consider these three next-level biohacking helpers:

1 Wearable tech

Bring the biohacking home, as an effortless way to gather data about yourself and understand how your body responds to various factors like food, exercise, stress and sleep. The constant stream of up-to-the-minute data offers a constant reminder of your progress and can guide you on where to make adjustments. Consider devices like continuous glucose monitors, smart watches and Oura rings.

2 Genetic testing

This biohack tool provides valuable information about inherited health risks and arm you with risk-analysis data to guide lifestyle, nutritional and wellness changes that can help mitigate potential health risk factors.

3 Blood analysis

This is a lower-tech biohack alternative to genetic testing, which offers evidence about your present health by measuring key biomarkers and uncovering factors and deficiencies that may be contributing to illness.

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Exercise, one of the greatest hacks of all, boosts mitochondrial production and energy levels.


Rejuvenation Olympics brings a competitive spirit to wellness and longevity.

Contestants in the Rejuvenation Olympics race against one another to see who can most quickly slow their age, according to biological markers.

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“The one game we all play is, ‘Don’t Die.’” Bryan Johnson, founder of Rejuvenation Olympics, is speaking via livestream, his porcelain countenance projected huge, like Oz the Great, on two screens at the Livelong Summit, held this March at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Florida. The 46-year-old, whose doctors note that some markers show a biological age of 37—based on results gathered from DNA testing, and constant tracking of his 78 organs, BMI and white brain matter—is a major player in the longevity industry, one of its most celebrated and notorious figures. In his quest to Benjamin Button himself into immortality, or at the very least to make each of his living years the most vital they can be, he spends $2 million annually on body-boosting supplements, antiaging treatments, consultants and therapies. He keeps to a strict sleep schedule, eats all his meals before 11AM, and ingests over 100 supplements daily.

A multimillionaire father of three who made his fortune selling a payment platform to eBay in 2013, Johnson’s latest venture is Blueprint, an exploratory antiaging platform, and its offshoot, a competition created in 2023 known as the Rejuvenation Olympics, in which participants, about 4,000 of them, submit DNA information via a blood test. They compete against one another to see who can most quickly and effectively slow their age, according to biological markers. As the Rejuvenation Olympics website states, “You win by never crossing the finish line.”

Media focus on the Rejuvenation Olympics noted that founder Johnson fell from the top spot months into the race, bested temporarily by Julie Gibson Clark, a 55-year-old single mother from Phoenix who attained higher ranking, aging at rate of 0.65 of a year for every chronological year, compared to Johnson at 0.69, at a fraction of Johnson’s investment—about $108 a month to his $2 million a year. (He is currently No. 7 to her 8.) Clark follows a practical protocol of a morning workout, strength-training cardio, meditation, saunas, cold showers, green drinks and protein shakes. She consumes a pound of vegetables a day and takes antiaging supplements by NOVOS.

Is Bryan Johnson Oz the Great, or a humbug? “I personally consider him to be a genius,” says Livelong Summit attendee Amy Cherry-Abitbol, founder of the Water Mill’s luxury wellness resort Shou Sugi Ban House. Cherry-Abitbol has been compiling biological aging test data in order to compete in the Rejuvenation Olympics. “Bryan has some lofty goals,” she adds. “In terms of longevity, he’s not proprietary about his protocols, which makes me feel like he is sincere about wanting to help the greatest number of people. With a lot of longevity scientists, biohackers, you have to buy the information,

or hire them as a very expensive coach. He puts it all out there for the public.”

Rejuvenation Olympics contestant Michael Lustgarten, a 50-year-old Boston-area scientist, currently in the race and ranked at No. 18, says that he’s been on the longevity track long before Bryan Johnson—as far back as 2015. DNA testing shows that he is aging at a rate of 0.8 of a year for every chronological year, “which isn’t as good as the lowest rate of 0.6,” Lustgarten says, “but better than ageexpected. I’m also tracking diet and other biomarkers. I believe it’s only a matter of time before I make additional progress and move up the leaderboard via correlation analysis, repeating the process until I discover the recipe for a slower rate of aging.” He keeps his supplements to a minimum (vitamin D, occasionally B12 and niacin); his diet is rich in beets, collard greens and strawberries, with “smaller but potentially important roles played by sardines and chickpeas.”

The longevity market is currently valued at $26 billion, and predicted to double over the next decade. A steady stream of new products and protocols can be both exciting and stressful, says Cherry-Abitbol. “You’re taking 30 supplements, trying to figure out which one to have in the morning, with food, without food. I need to hire an assistant just for that.” She would rather not reveal her age, but Cherry-Abitbol says she was thrilled when recent DNA testing notified her that her body is aging at the rate of 0.55 a year for every chronological year. Her longevity protocol includes supplements recommended by integrative medicine specialist Dr. Neil Paulvin: Fatty 15 (“in lieu of fish oil”), CoQ10, vitamin D (“which you take with K2”), Urolithin A (“That’s a big one now. It gets rid of the senescent cells, the zombie cells in your body”), Mito-Q (“for cellular health”) and creatine (“for muscle building”). She champions resistance training—“It’s muscle strength that determines your biological age.” Of vital importance to female longevity, she says, is ovary health: “That’s the organ that ages most quickly and determines other aspects of aging.”

When asked about tangible results she’s achieved through biohacking, Cherry-Abitbol is realistic. “I wouldn’t say that I feel younger, but I don’t feel older. Other people my age complain about aches, pains, injuries…it’s like I escaped what some people think of as the inevitable weakening of the body. As people were feeling worse, I was not.” From the Livelong Summit in West Palm Beach, her biggest takeaway from the experts was the importance of scrutinizing research results. “Know what a product’s marketing budget is compared to its research budget,” she says. “If it’s larger than research, you need to be very skeptical.”



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A self-taught sensation from another generation, Corsica-born sculptor Agathe Snow (b. 1976) has renamed the monument she created for LongHouse during the pandemic, formerly known as “We’re All Gonna Die.” Now titled “Out of the Storm,” it’s composed, Snow says, of “more than 50 life jackets, collected over time, found and brought to me by friends and community,” plus one 8-foot steel ring, more than a few zip ties—and a great deal of focused thought. “It’s a more hopeful title but the idea is still the same: group survival, the ring of life, we’re all in it together.”

Philippe Cheng, inset by Agathe Snow The exquisite gardens at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton Agathe Snow, “Out of the Storm,” 2024


The summer season kicks off with a feast for the eyes. BY JULIA SZABO

Arts Center at Duck Creek

Natalie Edgar: 1970s Paintings showcases a selection of abstract paintings and prints by the polymath, a Springs resident who was born in 1932, ArtNews critic, friend of Elaine de Kooning, mentee of Mark Rothko and student of Ad Reinhardt. Through June 2,

The Drawing Room

If still life master Wayne Thiebaud had preferred savory treats to sweet ones, his work might have resembled

Plated: A Food Diary, works on paper by foodie and oil stick enthusiast Jack Ceglic. Through May 27, The Drawing Room,

Guild Hall

Immersion in the Indigenous experience is enlightening for all Americans; Guild Hall makes the teaching lesson as compelling as it is relevant. Focused on Native nations’ efforts to maintain and further their languages, narratives and oral traditions, First Literature Project blends 3D video with virtual reality (via the Apple Vision Pro headset) to present Padawe, developed by Guild Hall Community artists-in-residence Wunetu Wequai Tarrant and Christian Scheider. Also featured: video works by the Shinnecock language revitalization collective Ayim Kutoowonk (She Speaks), a collective of three Indigenous Shinnecock women, Cholena Boyd-Smith, Kaysha Haile and Ahanu Valdez. Through July 15, Guild Hall;

Mark Borghi gallery

Offering compelling visual proof that this random thing we call life amounts to a game of chance, the arresting paintings of Jamie dePasquale present larger-than-life shuffled decks of traditional playing cards reimagined as modernist icons in The Card Series Like Roy Lichtenstein, with whom he worked as a studio assistant, dePasquale is poised to become an immortal East End artist. Says his gallerist, Mark Borghi: “Jamie dePasquale continues to push the boundaries of traditional art forms, turning everyday items into significant cultural statements. This exhibition is particularly exciting as it demonstrates Jamie’s remarkable ability to weave complex narratives into the playful and iconic imagery of playing cards.” Don’t miss this visual storyteller’s insights on his creative process at the Sag Harbor gallery’s slate of talks and workshops, led by dePasquale himself. June 7-15,

Lorna Simpson, “C-Ration, edition AP 1/10,” 1991

Jamie dePasquale, “Card number 3,” 1988

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Natalie Edgar installation, 2024

The Parrish Art Museum

Food does more than build strong, healthy bodies—it is vital to the wellness of communities. Currently on the menu at the Parrish in Water Mill: The Art of Food, a delectable exhibition featuring more than 100 works by artists including Enrique Chagoya, David Hockney, Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson and Andy Warhol. This cultured smorgasbord of drawings, paintings, sculptures and ceramics also celebrates the East End as one of New York State’s most important agricultural regions. Through June 30,

Peter Marino Art Foundation

Marvel at The Lalannes, with works by surrealist sculpture pioneers Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, aka “Les Lalanne,” the hyper-creative couple whose wonderfully whimsical work Emmanuel Macron described as “reenchant[ing] the familiar and the functional.” On June 22, hear their work engagingly discussed at “Brunch With Bob,” featuring Bob Colacello and Isabelle Marino in conversation with Jean-Gabriel Mitterand and Jane Holzer. Through Sept. 28,

Southampton African American Museum

Excitement builds for What Is, What Was and What Could Be, the debut solo exhibition of Nigerian-born artist Mayowa Nwadike, 26. Wise beyond his years, this self-taught prodigy plies vibrant acrylic and ghostly charcoal to conjure, most artfully, the spirits of African ancestors past, present and to come. “Through my work,” he says, “I talk about empathy, sadness and loneliness”—and his healing brushwork lets us see how those “negative” emotions can positively fuel “a journey of self-discovery.” Through July 8;

Southampton Arts Center

A sweet celebration of street art, Beyond the Streets: Post Graffiti exhibits eternally edgy work by Guerrilla Girls, Kenny Scharf, Maya Hayuk and many more: compelling proof that this once-ephemeral art form has taken its rightful place in the hallowed museum/gallery setting. Through July 20;

Wunetu Wequai Tarrant in First Literature Project, 2024

C.R. Stecyk III, “Seahorse Fluorescent,” 2010

Mayowa Nwadike, “Ndey Christi,” 2023

Clockwise from left: Courtesy of Christian Scheider, Beyond the Streets, Peter Marino Art Foundation, Mayowa Nwadike François-Xavier Lalanne, “Grand Moutons de Peter,” 2004
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Painter Michele D’Ermo looks to the horizon for her evocative oil paintings in a limited edition for Design Within Reach. BY RAY ROGERS

On just about any given day of the year, you can find painter Michele D’Ermo planted in the sand, barefoot, in a state of reverie looking at the ocean at Egypt Beach in East Hampton—or gazing out at the Hudson River a few blocks from her West Village home, with her two trusted Cavalier King Charles spaniel pups in tow. The unfolding scenes make their way into her exquisite oil paintings, rich in color and depth, and imbued with an emotionality that evokes the natural world.

“‘Nature is the art of God,’ as Dante said, and I believe that as well,” says D’Ermo. “The sea itself is very mysterious and enchanting and it always is different, whether it’s the contrast of the sky and the sea and the land, or the light. For me being in nature invites you to contemplate and relate to something bigger than yourself.”

This all comes to fruition in D’Ermo’s Horizons: Earth, Sea and Sky, a new series of eight atmospheric, abstract landscapes commissioned by Design Within Reach and unveiled this spring at the brand’s Westport, Connecticut, branch. Immersive, large-scale paintings with names such as “Refuge” and “Dreamscape” deliver on their titles’ promise. “Her work creates a sense of comfort and calm, which reflects how we think about our furniture and the way it enhances a home,” notes Debbie Propst, president, global retail, at Design Within Reach parent company

Michele D’Ermo, “Solitude,” 2024

MillerKnoll. “Michele’s work perfectly complements our authentic modern offerings—it is timeless, imaginative, and taps into our senses in a way that creates peace, reminding us of the beauty of nature and the power of environments.”

D’Ermo’s entry into the design world came from helping 1stDibs founder Michael Bruno with the brand’s European expansion. “We went to major art fairs in Europe, like Tefaf Maastricht in Holland, that exposed me to the beauty of art and how it can transform interior spaces,” she recalls. “That was the best education.”

It follows that D’Ermo would become a trusted goto for interior designers, who frequently request special commissions; her work can also be purchased at Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor. Not simply inspired by nature, her painting process is also natural and instinctual. “I’m a very impulsive painter. I do alla prima painting—I get everything down in the first moment.”

In her works, you’ll often find vapor on water, storms over the sea, and, of course, horizons. Of the latter, she says, “it has a foreverness to it—it’s present, but also past and future; it holds all dimensions of time. It seems universal and timeless. And there’s a lot of promise in it, which is why we all like to go to the ocean and look at the horizon.”;

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Spa construction firm Ecotone extends its talents to public work initiatives.

Upon entering a spa, one may marvel at the sleek design of a tech-forward sauna or cold plunge pool, but the mind rarely dwells on the skilled craftspeople who brought it to life. Ecotone, an NYC-based construction firm focused on both luxury spas and community enrichment, is on a mission to make wellness accessible to all.

Ecotone founder Craig Desmond, a veteran woodworker, set out on a quest to uplift underserved communities through his carpentry expertise. With lofty goals to build impactful communal spaces and establish a robust apprenticeship program, he hatched a plan to develop a “wellness” arm of the firm to subsidize these dreams. Since then, Ecotone has executed a sweeping collection of spa and garden projects spanning from Manhattan’s most exclusive high-rises to Hamptons mainstays like Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa.

“We’re designers and builders who place emphasis on wellness through our creative process, and that has always extended to our employees,” says Desmond. “In that venture, it became glaringly obvious that the construction industry in New York is very unwell. We often get treated like second-class citizens. Not a lot of people are willing to withstand the toxic environments, and it’s why there are so many undocumented workers in the field. Also, the suicide rate for men in construction is very high. [Editor’s note: According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, the suicide rate for men in the construction industry is about four times higher than

for the general population.] I make it a priority to navigate these industry standards and advocate for my team.”

The firm’s apprenticeship program has evolved with the scope of the brand’s projects, and now operates throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Desmond mindfully assembles a blended team of young apprentices and seasoned construction workers, instilling both carpentry and interpersonal skills to cultivate a well-rounded generation of builders. The rigorous, yet supportive program shows newbies best practices for navigating tight deadlines and budgets, emphasizing accountability and a team-focused mindset to get each job done well.

Ecotone’s advocacy work extends to a number of public work projects, guided by a mission to create sacred spaces on communal land across the country. The firm worked alongside Parsons School of Design/The New School, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and the U.S. Forest Service to build a striking black-timber-framed garden in Far Rockaway, Queens, serving as an area for both relaxation and a place for kids to learn trade-based skills.

Ecotone’s reach has also expanded to the southern United States with the creation of a native plant propagation structure in Manteo, North Carolina, utilizing salvaged materials to support the town’s coastal dune preservation initiative.,

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At Osprey House on Shelter Island, a boat-loving design duo created a year-round oasis by the water. BY DONNA BULSECO

An osprey is a sea hawk with a cosmopolitan range, and that description seems fitting when you walk through the handsome front door of Osprey House, a meticulously renovated residence with soaring 10-foot reclaimedwood ceilings and grand window panes providing aerial views of Shelter Island’s Smith Cove. Every angle of the 4,500-square-foot, three-level home affords an unspoiled panorama of Sag Harbor and North Haven that’s nothing short of uplifting. It’s a perch in paradise, far away from the noisy clutter of the world.

That sense of peace reflects the refined sensibility behind Heiberg Cummings Design, a New York- and Oslo-based interior design firm helmed by Bernt Heiberg and William Cummings, who took the property’s original structure with its bland Schitt’s Creek motel look and elevated the layout into a well-conceived blueprint for living well alongside nature in all its glory. “Everything is oriented toward the spectacular view, giving this indoor-outdoor feeling to the house,” says

Cummings. “It’s such an oasis,” he adds about the home with its 5 ample bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4 fireplaces, library, kitchen, pantry, and well-appointed-for-entertaining roof terrace. There is a den on the lower level opening out to the patio with a large Rumford fireplace “that gives off great heat,” he says.

A tranquil spot with a massage table allows you to step directly into the 12-by-25-foot terraced pool and sit and look out at the cove, or do vigorous laps in the far lane.

In truth, an oasis such as this, with its beautiful architectural details in rooms grounded by luxuriously spare decor, takes time to achieve, although it’s exactly this kind of challenge the duo isn’t shy to take on. “We like reclaiming materials, like the Turkish stone sinks, and using them in new ways,” says Heiberg.

When this property was purchased three years ago, it was with the expectation there would be obstacles—and receiving the proper building permissions took plenty of

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time. “Everyone in the world had an opinion about what we proposed to do,” says Cummings. Still, he adds, a technical renovation was an easier route to take. “You see possibilities [in the original structure] that can push you in directions that are unexpected.”

The idea was to keep the existing foundation but add to it to obtain the ceiling heights while creating a collage of different classical structural elements. A curvy stucco staircase spirals up in the center of the house, connecting all three stories, but also affording picturesque views through the open-tread stairs and windows when climbing to the roof terrace. That space makes for a “different way to gather with friends,” says Heiberg, who recalled the country houses of his childhood in Norway, when applying what he learned from his life for this house: “We like to live a little differently from they way we do in the city—in the country, we like it a little primitive with luxury.”

Looking up from the pool and dock, there’s a storybook quality to the look of Osprey House, a comment that rings true to the duo. “It’s very much about creating a narrative about the house,” says Cummings, who adds that by

having the different materials, heights and elements, “it creates a feeling” like it’s “a tiny village” rather than a singular house.

With its deep-water dock, the house is made for a yachtsman—it’s a 15-minute ride in their Chris-Craft boat to Sag Harbor—and visiting people by boat instead of meeting on a sandy beach has become a lifestyle in the Hamptons. There’s variety in trips to Duryea’s Orient Point or the Silver Sands in Greenport. Some favorites on Shelter Island include The Terrace at The Pridwin with views of Crescent Beach; in Dering Harbor, The Chequit (since 1872) with its crab bisque, truffle fries and fresh oysters; or Chez Marie, helmed by Marie Eiffel, in the Shelter Island House. That said, often, there’s no reason to take flight. “For me, once we’re here, it’s very important to adjust to a different lifestyle,” says Heiberg. “We feel like we’re nesting from high up overlooking the vista. It’s a breathtaking view.”

The roof terrace and fireplace living area is perfect for entertaining or a quiet night in. A cozy, breezy lower level den leads out to the patio, pool and dock.
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The primary bed and bathroom exude a sense of ease and tranquility.


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On coveted Hither Lane in East Hampton (No. 9), a majestic 8-bedroom, 8-bath James Michael Howard architectural beauty hits the market with Corcoran’s Gary DePersia, asking $24.95 million. The fully furnished estate has a gated entrance, heated gunite pool, pool house and detached two-car garage with finished loft space. Curated by Howard, the home exudes opulence and sophistication, with an elevator accessing three levels. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with two Sub-Zero refrigerator/ freezers, a Lacanche range, and Wolf speed and electric ovens, while the primary suite offers a steam shower, tub, dual walk-in closets and a cozy fireplace. Step into a recreational haven featuring a movie theater, bar and guest bedrooms. A wood-burning fireplace around the pool, and landscaped grounds designed by Michael Derrig, complete the luxurious residence.

Also in East Hampton, Ann Ciardullo and Keith Green of Sotheby’s International Realty offer 12 Rolling Wood Lane (asking $6,495,000)—a glorious, brand-new home set on 2 acres, just a few miles from Main Street Sag Harbor or Main Street East Hampton. With 7 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms, the property features an open kitchen, an expansive great room and a screened-in porch with a massive stone fireplace. The primary suite has a sitting

room with a wet bar/coffee kitchen, radiant heated bathroom and two walk-in closets. Two en suite bedrooms, a gym, and media room are on the lower level; the garage is an oversize light-filled three-bay space with radiantheated epoxy floor. The pool house doubles as a dining

NANCY KANE 207 and 209 Parrish Pond Court West, Southampton 12 Rolling Wood Lane, East Hampton Clockwise from left: Courtesy of Compass, Douglas Elliman, Dylan Huddleston Photography, Lena Yaremenko

pavilion, with a kitchen for entertaining alfresco.

A Parrish Pond gambrel-style home at 207 and 209 Parrish Pond Court West is on offer in Southampton. Listed with Jessica Vertullo and Chris Stewart of Compass, and asking $8,290,000, the distinguished residence on two single and separate lots (totaling 2.78 acres) features 6 bedrooms—including a luxurious primary suite with office and private deck—as well as a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room, a breakfast room and 7 bathrooms. Located south of the Highway, the house has a bluestone patio and a heated gunite pool and tennis court for fun in the sun.

A rare find in the neighborhood of Toylsome Lane, Southampton Village, blocks from Little Plains Beach, a 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom at 133 and 135 awaits ownership. Asking $7,900,000, with Douglas Elliman’s Michaela Keszler and Paulina Keszler, the completely renovated designer compound on over half an acre is a must-see. The main residence has an entrance hall with a wood-burning fireplace, a large, open living room with a fireplace, a den, a formal dining area and an eat-in chef’s kitchen. On the second floor, there’s a large primary bedroom with separate office, and three additional

bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. French doors open from the living room to a pristine patio overlooking a gunite pool and lushly landscaped gardens. A charming guesthouse offers a living room, dining area, petite kitchen and two additional bedrooms and baths, and a private terrace overlooking the yard.

133 and 135 Toylsome Lane, Southampton 9 Hither Lane, East Hampton



Pritika Swarup, founder of inclusive beauty brand Prakti, straddles the line between tradition and technology. PHOTOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEW BY

CATHRINE WHITE: What inspired you to start your own skin care line? Why was Ayurveda such an important component of it?

PRITIKA SWARUP: I’ve practiced Ayurveda, India’s 5,000-year-old proven wellness system, my entire life and feel blessed to have been brought up with this holistic approach to beauty and wellness. I understood how powerful these rituals and remedies are and wanted to share them in a fresh, modern way that would resonate with a global audience and make Ayurveda truly accessible to all to improve overall well-being. At the same time, I’ve also always understood the power of science and technology, and how critical they are to preventing and solving health and wellness concerns. I set out to develop products that bridge the gap between tradition and technology.

In addition to this, I felt compelled to create a brand that is inclusive and offers a true representation of global beauty. From childhood, I didn’t feel represented in

Western media, but I didn’t realize the extent of the lack of representation until I started modeling, and how absent so many groups were. My experiences led to my desire to use my voice and platform to advocate for change in the beauty industry: increasing diversity and inclusivity. I made it my responsibility to champion all women with Prakti. This is at Prakti’s core. Prakti champions India’s heritage, culture and sciences. It was important for me to make a place for my culture and bring it to a wider audience by drawing on my own personal experience. I’ve always felt nurtured by every part of my identity— comfortable and proud of my cultural duality: born and raised in America of Indian heritage. I never felt caught between these two worlds. That’s how Prakti’s unique hybrid concept came about—it’s meant to be a true representation of my generation as we’re all hybrids of mixed cultures, heritages, experiences and goals.

CW: What do you consider essential beauty and health routines?


PS: For me, beauty and health routines are deeply rooted in nurturing both my inner and outer well-being. Balancing the mind, body and consciousness is essential, and the foundation of the holistic philosophies of Ayurveda. There’s an interconnectedness of all aspects of our being, so I prioritize daily practices that promote harmony and balance. Self-care rituals such as meditation, working out and breathing practices really help me find balance and clarity throughout my hectic days. Daily reflection also allows me to stay attuned to my thoughts, emotions and intentions, fostering personal growth and mindfulness.

I believe that beauty comes from within, and nourishing my body with a healthy diet and drinking lots of water, preferably out of a copper water bottle (there are so many healing benefits), and keeping my skin care routine consistent is everything. Establishing a simple daily routine that you can follow morning and night is crucial. I rely on the four-step Prakti RaniRitual—I don’t have to stress about which products to use or my specific skin concerns each day. It’s the ideal routine for all skin types.

CW: What are some of the hardest challenges you’ve faced launching Prakti?

PS: I’ve faced so many, and have always aimed to embrace them as an opportunity for growth and learning.

addressing their needs and desires, while empowering them to feel their absolute best.

CW: How do you view Prakti’s impact in the industry?

PS: At Prakti, we’ve embarked on a transformative journey to redefine the traditional definition of beauty by embracing the rich heritage of holistic beauty and wellness. Our brand’s impact on the industry stems from our pioneering role in making Ayurveda accessible and relatable to a diverse audience.

We’re not just offering products; we’re leading a movement toward education and empowerment. Our commitment to making Ayurvedic education accessible has been pivotal in reshaping industry norms. We launched our Ayurveda for All platform to provide resources for all women to easily integrate these beneficial practices into their lifestyles to improve overall health and well-being. For me personally, this isn’t just a professional endeavor but a deep-seated passion. I’m committed to furthering our educational initiatives, aiming to enlighten and empower women who might not be familiar with this beneficial wellness system that I have been practicing for my entire life. Our vision extends beyond products; it’s about enriching lives and fostering a community that values holistic well-being. We firmly believe that education is the

“Our vision extends beyond products. It’s about enriching lives and fostering a community that values holistic well-being. We firmly believe that education is the cornerstone of change.”

Breaking into a saturated market has been a formidable challenge. We’ve had to confront and overcome numerous obstacles every day to establish our presence and differentiate ourselves effectively. The industry is everchanging, so it’s essential to evolve while staying true to the brand’s foundational principles. This is definitely a hard line to walk at times.

Creating products that truly stand out in the competitive beauty landscape has taught us the importance of pushing the boundaries of innovation. Our breakthrough products like PritiPolish Instant Glow Exfoliator, SundaSkin The Essential Hydrating Serum and PaviPure Warming Detox Mask have undergone extensive iterations to meet our standards of efficacy and quality. Prakti combines cutting-edge scientific innovation with time-trusted Ayurvedic ingredients to craft clinically effective skin care products that deliver instant results and create an immersive, luxurious wellness experience. My goal from the beginning has been to create better products—ones that resonate deeply with our audience,

cornerstone of change, and our dedication to Ayurvedic education represents our unwavering commitment to making a lasting impact on the industry and the lives of those we touch.

CW: How did diversity play a role growing up in Virginia?

PS: Being one of the few Indian individuals in my class at school made me acutely aware of my differences. However, my mother played a pivotal role in shaping my perspective. She instilled in me a deep sense of pride in my culture and heritage, emphasizing the richness of our history. Her teachings encouraged me to embrace my identity wholeheartedly, despite feeling different at times.

CW: What has inspired you the most through this journey?

PS: The incredible women I work with. From the very beginning, I’ve been fortunate to have remarkable mentors who have provided tremendous support and guidance. Additionally, collaborating with powerhouse partners who have worked at top beauty brands like Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, and more has continuously motivated me to grow as a founder.



From high-performance skin care to elegant garments, here’s how dermatologist, scientist and founder of Macrene Actives Dr. Macrene Alexiades rings in summer.

“Wear this anytime, anywhere. Dress it up or down, with heels or casual flats, this dress serves every purpose and most importantly, is comfortable.”

Dewi pleated dress in aloe linen, $2,990, gabriela

“The hairpin of my dreams— it turns a bad hair day into the best hair day!” Large DP pin, $99, deborah

“My high-performance eye cream formula was designed to replace the need for blepharoplasty [plastic surgery on the eyelid].There’s nothing that perks you up more than a bright, wide-eyed appearance.The cocktail of peptides, microencapsulated hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, redness reducers and lymphatic constrictors results in a reduction in the appearance of crepey lines and wrinkles, dark circles, and under-eye puffs.” Macrene Actives high performance eye cream, $135,

“As summer approaches, my schedule in the Hamptons begins to fill up with events hosted at my waterfront Southampton home and Macrene Actives’ Wainscott spa, as well as invitations to parties and wellness events like the Purist Health Fair.

In preparation, I carefully curate my weekend travel bag, selecting key essentials to ensure I’m ready for social engagements from head to toe, dawn to dusk.”

“This delicious lip filler is guaranteed to strike your summertime fancy. Apply two to three times a day to a nude lip, and your lips will be pleasantly pinker and fuller, ready to be kissed.” Macrene Actives high performance lip filler, $125, in summer. your summertime and your will be fuller, ready to be kissed.” filler

“My go-to bag for summer—perfect from desk to dinner parties.The size is large enough to fit your skin care routine, but small enough to bring out on the town—and the embellishments make it fun for a night out.”

Khaite Elena shoulder bag, $2,600, for

Khaite Elena shoulder bag, $2,600,

cream is as efficacious

“My Skyros body cream is as efficacious as it is luxurious. Incorporating 38 plant actives including extracts from organic Grecian medicinal botanicals, it will elevate your mood. Enjoy having a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, blotchiness, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles on the body.” Macrene Actives high performance body cream, $125,

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Step into the bold world of Morphew fashion.


The powerhouses behind Morphew—design veterans Bridgette Morphew and Jason Lyon—are proudly anti-fast fashion, and know that a sustainable life can be a luxurious one. “We wanted to show the luxury consumer that you can be fully ethical, fully sustainable and still have top-tier, beautiful things,” says Lyon, Morphew’s creative director.

The lifestyle brand’s premier line, Morphew Ateliér, utilizes specially-sourced antique and archival heirloom textiles, handwoven fabrics from the 1920s and Victorian laces. “Some are very old and needed special laundering. Most manufacturers would never go through that hell,” says Lyon. “We’re more expensive because you have to pay for that labor, but then you know that you’re saving things.”

Morphew says the duo are about discovering, preserving and sharing the essence and creativity of fashion’s past while infusing it into the future. The brand carries both original vintage heirloom pieces alongside their original creations that transform vintage and sustainable materials into new designs (with its Morphew Collection and Ateliér). “Vintage is in our DNA,” says Lyon. “We have been selling couture for decades, both online as a premier seller with our partners at as well as on our own website. We have studied the best and

we utilize those techniques in our original creations.” But Morphew doesn’t offer just any vintage item; they describe themselves as “design first, designer second.” According to Lyon, “We’ll carry Chanel, but it has to be cool Chanel.”

With decades of experience working with the world’s greatest fashion houses—Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier, among others—Morphew has risen to the top as the go-to brand for high-quality, made-to-last luxury gowns, eveningwear and more. Customers often liken shopping at Morphew to exploring a museum. Each of the brand’s locations across NYC, Miami and Southampton are curated based on the aesthetic of the local clientele. “In Miami, it was very colorful, sexy,” says Morphew. “Lots of Versace.”

At the Southampton location, with its antique-inspired wallpaper and Victorian touches, Lyon and Morphew are excited to offer a roundup of fresh summer items—smoky citrine crystals handpicked from Madagascar, a high-vibe sacred geometry yoga wear line and a sustainable pet apparel collection—all in collaboration with artists from the East End and beyond. Each of Morphew’s three locations center the sensorial experience of the customer, thanks to a well-educated staff and vibrant, evocative decor and garments.

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From left: Bridgette Morphew, Jason Lyon, Alexandra Schoen Vega, Joel Alexander Morales Visit Morphew Southampton at 56 Hampton Road. Morphew Ateliér 1940s Mariniere & Hand Crochet Lace Dress


It’s a family affair for John Slattery, Talia Balsam and their son, Harry Slattery, in The Subject Was Roses at the Bay Street Theater. BY REGINA WEINREICH

Real-life couple, actors Talia Balsam and John Slattery, who were married in the wildly popular AMC series Mad Men as Mona and Roger Sterling, play another wife and husband as Nettie and John Cleary in a revival of Frank D. Gilroy’s 1964 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Subject Was Roses, at Bay Street Theater from May 28 to June 16. The duo will be joined by their son, Harry Slattery, as Timmy Cleary, just returned to the Bronx from fighting in World War II. You could call this three-hander a family affair, or, as Balsam says during a recent three-way interview on Zoom, “a happy accident.”

“This is a unique position for all of us—a good play, good parts,” says Balsam from her New York City apartment, with Harry in the next room chiming in, “We did a reading at Bay Street, and a family friend, [actor] Victor Garber, suggested we read for director Scott Wittman.”

“Victor discovered Harry,” says John from a Zoom frame. Just a month before rehearsals, papa Slattery was on the road, 148 kilometers from Bratislava en route to Budapest, where he is filming a new movie, Nuremberg. “I’m playing someone who is housing the Nazi high command as they await the Nuremberg trials. I went to Poland for the perfect research trip—to see Auschwitz.”

But it’s Harry he wants to spotlight: “Harry can act! This is the perfect part for a young actor: well-written, funny and it gets nasty. While I’ve been away, they’ve been reading, and I get texts saying how great they both are. Scotty is so excited to work with a young person, to show him the ropes.”

Even on Zoom, it’s clear Harry, 25, has a resonant, deep, stage-ready voice. He says, laughing, “I’m putting it on for you now.” Wittman, he adds, gave him one note: “Squeakier!”

In The Subject Was Roses, Timmy returns home from his service during World War II. While he seems to vindicate himself in his father’s eyes for surviving the war, his drinking and cursing disturb his mother. Though parents John and Nettie seem to be happy, soon old emotional wounds and unresolved marital problems resurface. Caught in the middle, Timmy feels responsible for their squabbling, but can see no

way to resolve their problems. Says Balsam, herself the child of actors (Joyce Van Patten and Martin Balsam): “It’s a period piece, but it’s the internal lives, the alcoholism, the family dynamic of a boy watching his parents in a dysfunctional situation. Someone who wants to get out and make his own way is universal.”

Not that The Slattery family dynamic suffers these issues. They did a cameo in executive producer Tina Fey’s series Girls5eva, in which Balsam sang a song based on her own experience as the proud mom to her own son, “New York Lonely Boy.” That would be Harry, celebrated as an only son.

Family loyalty always takes priority. During their Mad Men marriage, says John, while reading scripts in bed, he realized that Mona was being cut. “My character leaves her. I knew it was not the best of news for her. Mona and Roger had more scenes, and should have gone on longer. In Roses, we are really bouncing off each other.”

John is modest about his directing efforts: “They gave me a shot on Mad Men probably because I am rarely at a loss for an opinion.” He’s helmed feature films too, including last summer’s hilarious Maggie Moore(s): “A man starts it off by accidentally on purpose killing his wife,” he explains. Pals Fey and Jon Hamm are in it; she, a Peeping Tom neighbor, he, a local cop. “I like acting and directing,” John says. “It’s fun to be creative and do what challenges you.”

Out East, the challenge may be surfing. John is often seen working the waves in Montauk’s Ditch Plains. Balsam doesn’t surf: “I just like to be out there enjoying nature, paddleboarding, biking, tennis.”

And now there’s the added plus of the show in Sag Harbor, close to home in Springs, and the excitement of working with Harry. “They even gave him his own apartment,” says Balsam. Aha, finally, a point of rebellion. Says Harry: “It’s insane to live with Mom and Dad and work together all day.” The first thing he asked his parents was, Do I have to live with you?

The Subject Was Roses runs from May 28 to June 16 at Bay Street Theater;

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John Slattery, Talia Balsam and Harry Slattery


I never leave the house without this everyday essential. It is both bold and delicate at the same time.” Charu Zero 5, $2,500,

“This is my favorite travel

favorite companion.The size is super deceptive, but I can fit everything I could possibly need.” Small Puzzle bumbag in classic calfskin, $2,550,

go-to’s for a busy season.

“For my lazy no-makeup days, I put on sunscreen and a bit of this and I am ready to go.”

The Lip Volumizer, $90,

“Whenever I have a busy day and still want to look put together, these are the products rely on. They’re all small, easyto-wear pieces that still bring in a little something extra in terms of comfort.”

these are the I on. all small, easyto-wear pieces that still in a little extra in terms of

“If I am not wearing diamonds, my gemstone is always emeralds. It’s a fun way to bring in a pop color.With this elegant ersatile piece, I know dress it up or down depending on how I style Earring Zero 3, $4,800,

“What is life without a little bit of whimsy? It is an easy piece to stack.” Whimsy Zero 2, $2,480, of color.With this and versatile I know I can dress it up or down on how I it.” Earring Zero 3, $4,800, style and comfort.” comfor Charms Walk,

“Comfort, comfort, comfort!” Summer Charms Walk, $2,875,

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designer Isa

“Statement piece! Isa’s iconic 18 carat gold earring with diamonds distributed along the piece represents the perfect balance between classic and contemporary.The design embraces shapes that play with our imagination in an incredible way.” Stella gold and diamond ear cuff earring, $2,030,

“I’m obsessed with this understated yet

Vettorazzi shares her chic and cheery summer fashion faves.

“This Patricia Bonaldi dress highlights the skill and traditions of handcrafted clothing and presents a modern and fresh design.” Flower embroidered mini dress, $1,200,

“The Harmonia necklace has amazing light green and lavender tones that are perfect for the summer.The necklace combines amethysts and quartz with 18 carat rose gold to create an effortless chic and fun, modern look at the same time.” Harmonia necklace, $7,260, yet elegant Dalia eyewear.” Janet-C154, $670,

“I’m inspired by cutting-edge pieces that combine flawless craftsmanship and attention to detail to deliver a unique experience. These brands have an original design, with a solid cool-chic aesthetic that reinterprets traditional concepts through modern inspirations.”

“The perfect marriage between swimwear and couture. Brazilian beachwear designer Adriana Degreas has an absolutely impeccable aesthetic.” Vintage orchid solid cut-out swimsuit, $380,

“The geometric design of the Senda ring creates elegant and timeless lines.Whether for a special occasion or everyday life, the Senda ring is a key piece. It’s made in 18 carat gold and emeralds.” Senda ring, $6,250,

Maiana Perdomo


Iconic interior designer Muriel Brandolini, hailed for her bold use of color, launches a striking new line of fabrics to get you dinner party-ready. BY RAY ROGERS

RAY ROGERS: In what ways is your new online limited-edition collection of tablecloths and djellabas an extension of your brand and your personality?

MURIEL BRANDOLINI: First of all, I made my first djellabas in 1995 in Jaipur when I was doing my first collection of fabric. I thought, My fabric is so beautiful, why not wear it? I created four djellabas, showed them to Barneys New York, and The New York Times picked it up—I was on the front page. I’d been doing my collection for quite some time when one of my assistants said that I should do e-commerce. So I made some djellabas, along with a few tablecloths for the summer. When I post a table setting, people love it so much. It is something I really do enjoy doing, creating beautiful tables and wearing my djellaba.

RR: What is it that you love about djellabas as attire for social gatherings?

MB: A djellaba is very simple, it’s very cool and it’s super-elegant. You don’t have a button, you don’t have a zipper or belt. It’s all on your shoulder. The fabric, the print, are very simple and extremely stylish.

RR: What’s the best way to set a table for an engaging dinner or luncheon?

MB: It comes down to the tablecloth as the backdrop. You put your plates, add flowers that are appropriate for the season. For me, a table is a base.

RR: Any rules about what not to put out on the table?

MB: You don’t want flowers so high that you don’t see the people across from you. I don’t like ring sets for

napkins; I find that they are very ugly. It’s not elegant.

RR: What flowers do you prefer?

MB: All kinds, depending on my tablecloths. And I love just greens.

RR: What are your top tips for late spring, early summer entertaining?

MB: Food-wise, I like a beautiful green salad served with scallops sauteed in butter and a bit of garlic, or with a little bit of cream and curry. And a cold gazpacho with a leaf of basil for decoration.

RR: How do you ensure that your guests have a fabulous time?

MB: I make sure that the table is beautiful. We can break the ice, beginning with the table as a topic of conversation, warming up with a bit of good wine, white or red. And then, you know, people let go and share thoughts.

RR: Tell us about the new tablecloths. Do you have a favorite pattern?

MB: Both the blue one with the birds and the dressy geometric one are for evening entertaining. The floral ones work best for lunch. And the new yellow one looks like daffodils in the garden and makes the whole atmosphere so happy.

RR: If you could invite any five people in the world, past or present, who would your dream dinner guests be?

MB: Jeff Bezos and his fiancee, Lauren Sánchez, look quite fun; smart, outgoing people. Jodie Foster, as I love all her movies. I find her an extremely intelligent actress. Dennis Hopper is the best actor out there. I don’t need five. If I could have those four, I’d be very happy.

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A festive tabletop curated by Brandolini Muriel Brandolini, clad in one of her trademark djellabas, at home in Hampton Bays


Julia Grayson, CEO and founder of luxury lifestyle brand Grayson De Vere, shares her top picks for rejuvenation and play.

“Fresh from Marrakesh, I love this modern take on a traditional Moroccan caftan. Perfect for the beach, pool or home it’s available in six colors.” Kiki caftan, $225,

“If I could only bring one thing with me to a deserted island, it would be The Gel. An award-winning homeopathic formula, I use it every day as part of my skin care regimen. It triggers the body to heal itself, rejuvenating the skin, offsetting aging, and helping to heal burns, cuts, bites, eczema and more.” The Gel by Gagnon Essentials, from $60,

“My favorite new summer accessory! A chic take on a childhood staple, this luxury lilo is available in different fabrics and styles for any size swimming hole.” Double lilo, $1,375,

“I fill my well with people, places and things that offer balance and beauty, wit and wisdom, sophistication and sustainability, and provide an element of delight beyond serving a practical need. It is a gift to source and share these finds through Grayson De Vere.”

“When I look to escape with friends or family, there is no better experience than the beauty, luxury and service found in the villas offered through In Villas Veritas. My recent summer favorite was in Puglia. Next up? This stunning villa in Turks and Caicos.” In Villas Veritas, prices vary,

“Sophisticated without being serious, this carryall is destined to become my new summer go-to.” Tote bag, $3,700, without serious,

“Life is about making memories. I make clean ones every day when driving my street-legal, carbonfree electric Moke.” Moke, from $22,995,

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From the best hostess gifts to delicate jewelry, Cara Polites Ferro, owner of Sag Harbor and Palm Beach’s beloved Via Coquina, unveils her lifestyle must-haves for a stylish summer.

“Hand-crafted and whimsical, the giant matchbox is my go-to hostess gift. I love the retro British designs.”

The Inseparables giant matchbox, $75,

“Jewelry from Greek designer Ilias Lalaounis is the epitome of timeless elegance. I adore this pair of shell-inspired drop earrings for summer. They are truly modern heirlooms.”

Lalaounis 22K gold spiral drop earrings, price upon request,

“For me, summer is synonymous with happy colors—sun-drenched Mediterranean shores and the sparkling blue Aegean.”

“Cashmere and coral! This gorgeous throw is a collaboration between artist Fee Greening and Saved NY. I am thrilled to host Saved NY for an extended popup in Sag Harbor this summer.”

Fee Greening branching fire coral throw, $1,575,

“What could be more summery than this fish pendant from Italian twin sisters and jewelry designers Grazia and Marica Vozza? The combination of resin and gemstones is so unique.” Grazia and Marica Vozza little fish necklace, $2,200,

“French artist François Gangemi’s paintings are like a dose of serotonin—so happy and cheerful.” Painting by François Gangemi, price upon request,

“Rose Desgranges parfum is my new obsession. Not your typical rose, it is light and wearable, and oh-so-French. Originally designed in 1958, the perfume used to require a trip to Paris’ Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. I am so excited to share it at Via Coquina.” Rose Desgranges eau de parfum 50 ml, $128,

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Meet the anti-bra by Nuudii System. BY

Preparing to walk down the aisle a second time, fashion industry veteran Annette Azan “needed something to wear under a very sheer wedding dress,” she says, and a traditional brassiere just wouldn’t do. So with the help of her two daughters, then aged 12 and 14, Azan hand-sewed an anti-bra, fashioned to follow the movement of her bust. “It felt and looked like I was braless,” Azan says, “but I wasn’t.”

Soon after, the family’s nonconformist creation became the prototype for a foundational undergarment game changer called Nuudii System, which offers a sweet spot between wearing a bra and going braless. A phenomenally successful 2019 Kickstarter campaign confirmed what Azan already knew: The invention mothered by her own bridal necessity would disrupt the entire intimate wear industry, in the most empowering way. “Nuudii makes living with boobs simple,” the promotional material promises, by encouraging customers aged 18 to 90-plus to “embrace your shape,” so vital for “emotional and physical well-being.”

The patented design and 360 stretch fabric hugs and holds the figure—every figure—with a modern ease that’s elegantly aligned with Donna Karan’s sculpturally fluid, timelessly organic designs. (Azan, who formerly worked for Karan and used to live in Sag Harbor, is proud that her multifunctional lifestyle brand was born on the beach.) “With Nuudii you can sleep, do yoga, travel, go on a date, get married. It’s part of you,” she says. It’s also machine washable and quick-drying.

Today, Azan’s daughters work at the company, and are part owners of the brand they helped create, helping to spread Nuudii’s body-positive message. “When I was a preteen, I couldn’t wait to wear a bra, the more padding the better!” says Gabrielle. “But as I got older and I started wearing Nuudii, I eventually threw my bras away altogether. I didn’t want my boobs to be bigger or perkier, I just wanted to look like me.” Adds her sister, Alaina, “Creating a product that touches my mom’s generation as well as mine is amazing.”

Ina sleeve and black square neck bodysuit from Nuudii System, available at Shine Boutique Montauk and online


Cristina Cuomo’s selections for optimal skin, hair and gut health.

“Blue Zones’ vegan meals are about as healthy as it gets and they’re delicious.They can be eaten as is or add your favorite protein, and the price point makes it accessible for everyone.”

Blue Zones Kitchen meals,

“This hero product full of peptides is a summer skin must because it protects your skin’s natural hydrating abilities.” The Regenerative Serum, eighthday

“LolaVie’s new sculpting paste keeps the summer frizz at bay. Plus, who doesn’t want their hair to look like Jennifer Aniston’s!” Sculpting Paste,


are some of my new favorite discoveries this month to launch you into summer.”

“The only thing sugar should be used for is as a body scrub! I discovered this brand at a trade show and fell in love with the nontoxic South Pacific ingredients sourced by this dynamic mother-daughter duo. Infused with dragon fruit seed oil, the brand’s newest line is rich in omegas and vitamin C.This body polish stimulates collagen production for plump, smooth and radiant skin.” Dragon Fruit Sugar Scrub,

“Kroma makes my favorite cleanse program and broths— and not to mention, my day doesn’t begin until I’ve had its Beauty Matcha—but now its newest sold-out ramen noodles make it my kids’ favorite brand too.” Super Ramen,

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Walking on water in Nosara, Costa Rica



in Bridgehampton gears up for another fabulous season.



A home cook’s ultimate fantasy, boasting a treasure trove of impossibly chic hostess gifts, L’Épicuriste on Main Street in Bridgehampton awakens the thrill of discovery in even the most casual of browsers. It was proprietor Charlie de Viel Castel’s own curiosity that has guided a nonlinear career path, leading to the gourmet boutique’s creation: The finance professional (currently managing partner at Stelac Advisory Services) has also gone into jewelry design with CVC Stones— beloved by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Sienna Miller and Charlize Theron—and movie production. If there’s a through line, he says, “It’s the innocence of the people who don’t know—I find something I like and where other people just leave it at that, I tend to go further.”

Certainly, there’s much to be discovered in the beautiful curation of culinary items, tasteful home goods and charming artworks displayed throughout the store. This includes a mix of international items—the perfect mustards and olive oils from his native France, rare Japanese soy sauces and sesame oil—and local finds such as Springs Fireplace hot sauce, Java Nation coffee from Bridgehampton, and floral arrangements courtesy of Hamptons favorite Missi Flowers. L’Épicuriste also makes its own in-house handcrafted delicacies, such as orange peel dipped in Valrhona chocolate, one of many excellent giftables. De Viel Castel favors the soaps and candles from Claus Porto, a Portuguese brand whose red poppy flower soaps, with its “subtle scent, not too flowery or fruity,” he says, make wonderful hostess gifts.

De Viel Castel developed an appreciation for food and the finer things early in life. “I grew up in Paris and I had family in Argentina. I definitely had a lot of cultural appreciation just by living in Paris, but also from traveling. My parents liked cultural trips so we would go on trips to Rome, Madrid, Seville, and we really dug into whatever it was that we were visiting.”

Those formative years have served him well with L’Épicuriste. His refined aesthetic has won the respect of Hamptons artists who are happy to display their pieces in the store: Sydney Albertini, a multidisciplinary artist based in Amagansett whose arresting botanical-themed work hangs behind the front counter, and the Water Millbased Pamela Bell, whose colorful collages also adorn the shop. “These are local artists that are represented in London and in Paris. These are serious people that have trusted our taste and wanted to be in an environment that’s not a gallery.”

A rotating series of summer residencies keeps the store stocked with fresh finds each season. In prior years the shop has worked with the tastemakers of The Bouwerie and Porta (whose tablescapes included beautifully patterned plates and glass tumblers with dragonfly motifs). This coming season, the new covetables come courtesy of a collaboration with Amanda Brooks, style maven behind the revered cottagechic Cotswolds shop Cutter Brooks. “She’s going to be bringing all her beautiful gifts and housewares to our store for the residency this summer,” he reports. We can’t wait to see what will be lining the shelves.

From top: Courtesy of L’Épicuriste, Ben Fink Shapiro Artisan condiments and home goods abound at L’Épicuriste. Charlie de Viel Castel
Artwork: Kenny Scharf


From buzzy eateries to chic boutiques, residents and visitors alike anticipate exciting additions to the Hamptons scene. BY NANCY KANE


Residents were alarmed when Southampton’s treasured Ye Olde Bake Shop closed, but hope is at hand as Windmill Lane Bakery and Cafe opens under the guidance of private chef Andrew Molen, who will offer an array of baked goods as well as healthy grab-and-go items with lots of choices for vegans and vegetarians. 17 Windmill Lane.

Around the corner, Provisions moves into 15 Hill Street—the popular healthy eating cafe and health food store will be a perfect stop before the beach. Word on the street is that the block will soon house two upscale boutiques from Manhattan’s Upper West Side as well as a

well-known hair stylist, also from NYC. El Verano, Julian Medina’s elevated Mexican restaurant, opened this past winter, and with signature dishes like the huitlacoche and black truffle quesadilla and toro taquitos, it’s no wonder it’s thriving. 10 Windmill Lane.

On Hampton Road, another Sag Harbor staple, Buddha Berry, opens.

Bamboo restaurant launches Uno Mas on Hampton Road, a cozy takeout and eat-in place for tacos and tequilas.

Hen of the Woods has closed, but further down Hampton Road, proprietor Jonathan Bernard is opening Farm & Forage—a market and chef’s pantry offering local produce

and homemade culinary delights made on premises by chef Anna Lembo. On Main Street, health food store Second Nature Markets will become a gourmet Italian market, helmed by culinary pros Dane Sayles and Piero Zangarini.

The historic Old Post House, most recently Blu Mar, becomes Il Pellicano at Bijoux—nightlife impresario Kyky Conille’s (of Provocateur and PM fame) return to the Hamptons scene. The restaurant/ cocktail lounge hybrid will feature an authentic Italian restaurant with a menu by chef Rocco DiSpirito. 136 Main Street.

Current Home, the premier destination for home decor and table essentials, will open its first Hamptons location in Water Mill at 710 Montauk Highway


Sag Harbor welcomes new shops and familiar ones such as Sage and Madison, which now has its own coffee and tea brand, Sage and Madison Coffee/Tea, offered inside the boutique and from its very own coffee truck. 31 Madison St., 631.530.0977. Also new to Sag Harbor is Dôen, the breezy California women’s fashion brand from sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland. Southern Tide comes from the Tommy Bahama group, and will feature a mix of preppy and Southern styles for the whole family, and Andrew Rosen, founder of fashion brand Theory, opens TWP. Take a break from shopping and try out the new Sag Harbor Tavern, from restaurateur Billy Durney, who runs the popular Red Hook Tavern. His Sag Harbor outpost will be seafood-focused with classics such as his famous

From top: Courtesy of Sage and Madison, The Surf Lodge The barn at Sage and Madison The Surf Lodge

burgers. Or try Nikki’s Not Dog Stand, which will be serving up veganized classic American regional hot dogs with all the fixings, under the guidance of Top Chef alum Katsuji Tanabe. 51 Division St.


Arthur & Sons, the beloved West Village Italian American restaurant, will open in Bridgehampton with a dining room, patio and spacious bar, creating an old school-new school vibe, according to acclaimed Michelin star chef Joe Isidori. “I have always had a true love and passion for all things out East, so it’s nice to bring a piece of my personal heritage to the community for all to experience,” says Isidori. The decor is reminiscent of the Rat Pack era. 203 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke.


East Hampton is bustling this year with the old Rowdy Hall (which moved to Amagansett’s Main Street) becoming a casual French restaurant, Village Bistro, featuring a stunning copper bar. Expect classics like duck confit and more creative items such as a burger with raclette. 10 Main St. By the train station in the former home of Buttero is a pop-up introducing the bountiful talents of culinary couple Cédric and Ochi Vongerichten called Wayan and Madé, an outpost of their popular Nolita Indonesian

and Balinese restaurants, where patrons can sample Wayan’s signature wavy wheat noodles with lobster, peekytoe crab fried rice, whole black sea bass and octopus la plancha. 31 Race Lane. London’s luxury womenswear brand ME+EM opens on Newtown Lane.

The Matsuoka brothers of Sen Restaurant and Manna at The Lobster Inn fame with partner David Hart will introduce a darling new spot called Smoky Buns, which offers smash burgers, shakes and ice cream. “One of the best parts of my job is research, so I’ve been tasting dozens of different styles and flavors of ice cream, gelato and sorbets,” says Jesse Matsuoka. 68 Park Place. They opened Kizzy T’s in the old O by Kissaki space (47 Montauk Hwy.), featuring a decor of curated Japanese retro posters in a lively space with a game room— it’s billed as a Japanese American gastropub.

Hampton Eats, the Hamptons’ first multivendor foodie haven, launched this past fall and offers local culinary delights from Villa Italian Specialties, Montauk Bake Shoppe, Beach BakeryGrand Café, Stuart’s Seafood, Paul’s Pizza, Hampton Coffee Company and Eli’s Breads 74 North Main St.

The storied Maidstone Hotel is under new management. LDV Hospitality brings a new experience, with chef Jorge Espinoza (Scarpetta)

heading up the kitchen. Evocative of an Italian summer in the Hamptons, guests will savor spaghetti alla Nerano with fried zucchini and provolone, and squid ink linguine with crabmeat, uni, Calabrian chile and lemon, and an aperitivo hour from 3-6PM in the garden is offered daily. Updated rooms will feature luxury touches such as Frette linens and Santa Maria Novella amenities. “We are thrilled to become a part of the East Hampton community, right in the

heart of the village and to play a humble role as the hospitality steward of the iconic Maidstone Hotel,” says John Meadow, founder and president of LDV Hospitality.

Sunshine, by Heidi Humes, has found a new home in East Hampton, moving her coveted shop from Amagansett. You’ll find a curated mix of Santorini room mists, home accessories and swimwear—all in a bright, breezy boutique. 98 Newtown Lane.

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Lobster noodles at Wayan and Ma-dé


The Roundtree Hotel will offer guests room service from Il Buco al Mare right down the street. Giadzy by Giada De Laurentiis will pop up at Il Buco Vita, enabling patrons to purchase her imported organic Italian pasta line and a curated selection of products. 225 Main St.


The folks behind East Hampton’s Village Bistro and Enchanté in Southampton—which adds live music and an exclusive wine series to its summer season—have opened N’Amo Seafood & Raw Bar at the former La Fin space, serving up classic dishes sourced locally.

The former Cyril’s Fish House in Napeague will open as Shark Bar, from the team behind Mavericks Montauk, emerging as a seafood shack with a contemporary twist. Dive Bar Pizza has found a new home farther east in Montauk Harbor, taking over the former Dave’s Grill on West Lake Drive.

Montauk Beach Bar & Grill has taken a cue from Cyprus-born Yannis Papagianni, director of operations, for its all-new Greek menu with selections such as, lamb burgers and shrimp Santorini. 55 S. Elmwood Ave

Dinner series Fulgurances has taken over outdoor space at Inlet Seafood Restaurant and will host four dinners this summer featuring chefs such as Victoria Blamey,

Each dinner will feature local seafood, cooked over open fire. The $250 to $280 six-course meals will include a wine pairing.

Proper Hospitality will take over management and operations of the Montauk Yacht Club, the historic seaside resort and marina, debuting a multimillion-dollar renovation and brandnew Caribbean-inspired restaurant modeled after the Ocean Club

St. Barth’s—Ocean Club Montauk, helmed by chef Jarad McCarroll, (Chiltern Firehouse, The Ritz London). Dine on red snapper tartare and five-hour charcoaland wood-roasted beef accented with smoked beetroot ketchup and watch the boats go by from the marina.

Known for pulling in top A-listers, The Surf Lodge (183 Edgemere St.) opens for its 16th season, setting the bar even higher with

a new, Mediterranean culinary concept by chef Robert Sieber.

Motorino Mobile Pizza offers a full on-site pizza station, complete with refrigeration, tent and lights along with pizza favorites served with local fare and bounty from the East End. Neapolitan-style pizzas topped with fresh, seasonal ingredients include a cherrystone clam pie with fior di latte, freshly shucked local clams, oreganata butter, and a lemon wedge. Vegan pizzas are

available upon request.

Visitors have a whole new method of transport as Blade debuts its new Hamptons Streamliner, a luxury bus that provides comfort and amenities you’d expect on a Blade flight. There’s more leg room, the world’s only motion-canceling passenger seat that also reclines, as well as PopUp Bagels, streaming-fast Wi-Fi, cocktails and a Hamptons Survival Dopp Kit from Dria.

Nicholas Tamburo, Lee Hanson and Mads Refslund. Montauk Yacht Club Motorino From top: Courtesy of Montauk Yacht Club, Danielle Daly/Daly House Photography
Curated by Alec Baldwin and David Nugent




Tips for a healthier, more radiant and resilient complexion.

Summer can be extra hard on skin. Sun, heat, sweat, wind, sand, salt, pollen and the ravages of seasonal junk food can cause skin inflammation, chapping, acne, blotchiness, greasiness, and an increase in fine lines and wrinkles. When your skin doesn’t feel good or reflect your inner vibrancy, you may not feel like your best, most confident self.

If you don’t already have a skin care regimen in place, or if you want to naturalize your skin care game this summer, I’ve got some great tips for increasing skin health, tone and resilience. Try one or two or all of these skin care strategies this summer, and I think you’re going to like what you see in the mirror.

The Triple Oil Treatment

In my book Vibrant: A Groundbreaking Program to Get Energized, Own Your Health, and Glow, one of my most popular tips is the Triple Oil Treatment. Dry skin can be caused by lack of hydration, but it can also be caused by a depletion of healthful fats, both internally and externally.

The Triple Oil Treatment enriches your skin (and the rest of you) in three ways:

1 Supplement with omega-3 fatty acids: Whether you choose a fish oil or algae oil supplement, marine oils contain the all-important omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are most prevalent in cold-water fish (and the algae they eat), and they are good for your heart, brain and certainly, your skin. Their potent anti-inflammatory and antitumor action can help the body resolve inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, as well as possibly prevent nonmelanoma skin cancer, and promote wound healing. One study showed that taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements helps to

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Keep your skin hydrated this summer with Dr. Stephenson’s Triple Oil Treatment.

For optimal skin health, prioritize movement and outdoor time.

Bob and Dawn Davis Photography and Design

inhibit the enzyme that degrades telomeres—DNA segments that shorten with age—and reduce oxidative stress in ways that might slow biological aging. Several studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids also influence skin health directly, including one study that showed improvements to skin quality in middle-aged women taking a cocktail of fish oil along with soy isoflavones, lycopene, vitamin C and vitamin E. I’ll tell you more about some of these other ingredients later in this article.

2 Eat fatty fish and olive oil: While omega-3 fatty acid supplements are important, I also recommend eating your omega-3s by including cold-water fatty fish in your diet at least twice a week, as well as replacing butter and other more processed fats with olive oil. Multiple studies have highlighted the skin benefits of both increased fish and olive oil consumption, including one study showing virgin olive oil targeting the hallmarks of aging. Olive oil appears to reduce telomere degradation (as omega-3 fatty acids do), as well as protect against oxidative stress, increasing the body’s ability to get rid of damaged cells, improving blood sugar control, and protecting from many other

and elastin synthesis for tighter, smoother skin. Get glowing through increased dietary sources of vitamin C (like citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers and strawberries) and the external application of vitamin C serum.


This carotenoid has been shown to reduce signs of skin aging, including the loss of elasticity, increased dryness, wrinkles, rough texture, and laxity. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties also help to prevent DNA damage, telomere shortening, premature cell death, and may even help to reduce the risk of, and complications related to, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Many vegetables and fruits are good sources of lycopene, especially red ones such as tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit. Concentrated tomato products (including tomato sauce and paste) also may help protect against UV-induced sunburn. It’s absolutely no excuse to ignore your sunscreen, but a diet rich in tomato products could add a additional layer of sun protection.



Another popular skin hack in my book Vibrant is my

“Add better skin health and resilience to the list of vitamin C’s many benefits, which include increased moisture retention, stronger defense against sun and chemicals, and greater collagen and elastin synthesis.”

complex aging pathways. A recent French study also showed that a diet rich in olive oil can prevent severe facial aging from sun exposure.

3 Use topical coconut oil: The third part of the Triple Oil

Treatment loops in coconut oil, not to eat (it is one of the few plant foods very high in saturated fat), but for topical use. Coconut oil is a rich emollient, or skin softener, so it is great for very dry skin, especially on elbows, hands, knees and feet, but also on dry facial skin (test a small area first to make sure it doesn’t irritate your face). Studies show that coconut oil is an effective natural emollient with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It can help to soothe dermatitis and other inflammatory skin conditions as well as—or in some cases, better than— prescription skin care products, at a far less expensive price point. I always keep a jar of refined coconut oil with my other personal care products.


This old favorite never ceases to amaze me. Add better skin health and resilience to the list of vitamin C’s many benefits, which include reduction in wrinkles, increased moisture retention, stronger defense against sun and chemicals, better wound healing, and greater collagen

favorite DIY green tea mask to reduce redness and inflammation. All you need is a sheet or two of nori (the seaweed used to wrap up sushi rolls) and a pot of brewed and cooled green tea. Immerse nori sheets in green tea and then apply them to your face. Lie back and relax. This treatment helps relieve sunburn as well as detoxify your skin from pollution exposure.


Find that jar of ground turmeric in your spice cabinet, then mix ¼ teaspoon with a few drops of water to make a paste, and apply to acne spots and other inflamed areas. Leave the paste on for about 10 minutes, then gently dab off. Turmeric may leave an orange residue, so wash with a gentle cleanser.

Healthy, glowing skin is an indicator of internal health, so don’t ignore your skin this summer. Instead, treat it with TLC. Get plenty of time outdoors (with a mineral-based sunscreen for protection), keep your body moving to increase your circulation and eat lots of vegetables. Along with the Triple Oil Treatment and the occasional seaweed mask or turmeric spot treatment, you’ll coax out your skin’s healthiest glow, and you’re sure to feel more energetic and more vibrant.



Peter Som Peter Som’s light and bright herby zucchini soup; see page 103 for recipe.
Opt for a European-style butter to achieve the perfect creamy sauce.


Four bright recipes to welcome the season. BY PETER SOM

A new season awakens after the chill of early spring, and it’s during these times that I crave dishes that are still hearty, but also nod to those bright, fresh flavors of the coming season. Easy, simple recipes that let the

Bucatini With Peas and Miso Pecorino Butter

This is a case where using the best butter you can find is imperative—as it’s truly what makes up most of the sauce. Find a European-style butter—either imported or locally made—which has a higher fat content and less water; it’ll make all the difference in creating that glossy, silky sauce. I call for salted butter in this recipe. If you don’t have it on hand, use unsalted, and up the seasoning. However, add the salt and pepper at the end, as the miso has a salty flavor profile already. I’ve used bucatini here for its delicious chewy bite, but feel free to use any dry pasta shape you like.



1 pound dry bucatini

2 tablespoons white or yellow miso

8 tablespoons Europeanstyle salted butter, cut into cubes

1 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese, plus more for serving

2 cups frozen peas, thawed Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. In a large pot of wellsalted water, cook pasta to al dente according to package instructions. Drain pasta, reserving 1½ cups of pasta water.

2. To the empty (but still warm) pasta pot, immediately add 1 cup pasta water and miso, and whisk quickly until miso is dissolved. Return pasta to pot along with butter, pecorino and peas; use tongs to combine.

3. Add remaining pasta water if needed, and continue to mix until a glossy sauce coats the pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Transfer to a serving platter or pasta bowls, finish with more pecorino and serve immediately.

ingredients shine, but with the added flourish of fresh herbs, the tender sweet bite of peas, a drizzle of a citrusinfused vinaigrette—all to awaken the palate for the Technicolor bounty to come.

Creamy Herby Zucchini Soup

This light yet hearty soup is bright with vibrant herbs that pair perfectly with the delicate flavor of zucchini. Cashews are used to thicken the soup, along with an optional splash of heavy cream at the end. If you’d like to make this soup vegan, omit the heavy cream and yogurt and add another ½ to 1/3 cup of cashews instead. This soup is equally delicious served chilled.



2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for finishing 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, sliced

3 medium zucchini, cut into ½-inch pieces 1/3 cup cashews

3 cups vegetable broth

½ cup mix of roughly chopped dill, mint and parsley, plus more for garnish

1/3 cup heavy cream (optional)

½ cup Greek yogurt, for serving Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. In a medium soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, add olive oil along with onion and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened and just golden brown in spots. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Add zucchini and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often until softened and starting to turn golden brown in spots. Add cashews and broth and mix to combine. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Turn heat off and add herb mix, then use an immersion blender (or carefully transfer to a blender) to puree until smooth. Stir in heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.

4. To serve, ladle soup into bowls, finish with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a glug of olive oil, and garnish with reserved herbs. See for more inspired recipes.

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Pan-Seared Scallops With Spring Fried Rice

A universal and personal favorite— fried rice—gets a fresh seasonal update that’s perfect for company. Verdant and vibrant vegetables along with handfuls of fresh herbs give this dish a decidedly “primavera” vibe. No soy sauce

here—instead, mirin, rice wine and a dash of sesame oil add balance and depth. At the last moment, a quick pan-sear of the scallops, and it’s ready to serve. Comfort food that’s spring dinner party-ready— that’s the name of the game here.



1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or other neutral oil, divided

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup diced onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 scallions, sliced, plus more for garnish

1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 head Romanesco cauliflower, cut into florets and bite-size pieces

1 cup frozen peas

3-4 cups cooked day-old jasmine rice

2 cups baby spinach

¼ cup minced chives, plus more for garnish

¼ cup roughly chopped dill fronds, plus more for garnish

1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish

4 tablespoons mirin

3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 pound sea scallops

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. In a large pan or wok over medium-high heat, add ½ tablespoon grapeseed oil. Add beaten egg and cook in a single layer until top is set. Slide out of pan and cut into ¼-inch-thick ribbons. Set aside.

2. In the same pan, add onion, garlic and scallions and saute until soft and just golden brown, approximately 1 minute. Add asparagus, Romanesco cauliflower and peas and mix to combine. Cover with a lid for 2 minutes. Remove the lid and turn the heat to high.

3. Add rice, spinach, chives, dill, cilantro, mirin, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil and stir to combine. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes and transfer to a serving platter. Wipe pan clean.

Scallops are high in protein, low in fat and provide several vitamins and minerals such as selenium, zinc, copper and B12.

4. Pat scallops dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, add remaining ½ tablespoon grapeseed oil. Add scallops and sear for 2 minutes, undisturbed, on one side until golden brown, then flip and sear on the other side for 1 minute. Remove scallops from the pan and add to the platter. Garnish with remaining herbs and serve immediately.


White Asparagus and Prosciutto With Jammy Eggs and Orange-Chive Dressing

Late spring marks the finale of white asparagus season, so be sure to get them at their most tender and delicious. Milder and more delicate in flavor than their green cousins, this is a case where the simpler the preparation the better. Here, they’re paired with Belgian endive, which sees its peak season ending around the

same time—so it’s a perfect dish to herald the changing of the seasons. Dressed simply with an orange Dijon vinaigrette that brings brightness to the dish, and the addition of salty, fatty (and delicious!) prosciutto along with jammy eggs, this dish is the perfect light lunch or dinner starter to serve alongside salmon or chicken.

White asparagus—traditionally a German delicacy—boosts heart and digestive health.



1 bunch white asparagus, ends trimmed

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon orange zest

4 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

1 teaspoon honey

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon minced chives, plus more for garnish

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Belgian endive heads, leaves separated

4 slices prosciutto

Flaky sea salt


1. Fill a large pan with high sides with well-salted water and bring to a boil. Add asparagus and eggs into water. Boil eggs for 7 minutes, then remove and peel. Set aside.

2. Check asparagus for tenderness by piercing with a knife— depending on thickness asparagus should take 7 to 10 minutes. When asparagus is done, remove from water and set aside.

3. To make dressing, in a jar with a tight lid, add orange zest and juice, Dijon and whole-grain mustard, honey, olive oil, and chives. Place lid on jar, tighten and shake vigorously until emulsified and combined. Season with kosher salt and pepper.

4. Transfer asparagus to a serving platter. Tear prosciutto lengthwise in half and arrange alongside endive. Cut eggs in half and add to platter, then spoon dressing atop. Garnish with remaining chives, finish with flaky sea salt and serve at room temperature.



These culinary essentials support low-tox living. BY

Cooking, one of our most basic forms of medicine, nourishes the mind, body and soul. Americans spend more than 400 hours in the kitchen each year, and many of the items used in this space are laden with forever chemicals (PTFEs, PFOAs, PFAS) and potentially toxic materials like lead and cadmium. No matter what healthy, organic ingredients you are cooking, the chemicals lurking in common cookware are linked to long-term health risks. Low toxin, or low tox for short, is an emerging lifestyle movement that focuses on reducing the number of toxins an individual is directly exposed to, inside the home and beyond. In the kitchen, experts recommend opting for nontoxic cookware—ceramic, cast iron, stainless steel and wooden cutting boards—and bonus points if you use an eco- and hormone-friendly dish soap.

Get curious about the testing that goes (or doesn’t go) into the production of kitchenware, and the material used for any coatings. To optimize whole-body health, avoid Teflon nonstick (especially in pans manufactured prior to 2013), aluminum and unlined copper cookware altogether, and eliminate plastic cutting boards and utensils. Consider making these seven swaps for a cleaner kitchen:

An entire culinary system in just two pieces, this duo is designed to replace a 12-item set.

1 This simple, straightforward board by John Boos & Co. brings you as close to nature as you can get, with one solid piece of renewable Northern hard rock maple, which has natural antibacterial properties. Maple, due to its dense grain pattern, is proven to inhibit bacterial growth, whereas plastic boards can easily harbor bacteria inside cut grooves.

Opt for a wooden cutting board for a nontoxic, knifefriendly, more sustainable option. Maple rustic-edge design cutting board 1.75-inch thick, from $90,

2 A modern take on a kitchen classic, Caraway’s ceramiccoated stainless steel tea kettle is created with 100 percent nontoxic materials to keep your boiled water pure and chemical-free. This is the one kitchen essential you won’t mind leaving out on your stovetop. Choose from nine bright, modern colors, from marigold to mist green—and elevate your at-home tea experience. Whistling tea kettle, $245,

3 All of Our Place’s straightforward, aesthetically pleasing cookware—from the Insta-famous Always Pan to its latest Ovenware collection—is committed to the highest level of safety, with each of its products being free from Teflon, PFAS and other potentially harmful chemicals, including GenX

Maple, due to its durability and antibacterial properties, is the most popular wood choice for cutting boards.
1 3 2
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Celebrations of food and friendship are the driving forces of Janet O’Brien Caterers + Events. Below: Janet O’Brien



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PURIST: Since 1992, Janet O’Brien Caterers + Events has been a key ingredient in some of the best celebrations in New York. What do you attribute its success to?

JANET O’BRIEN: My team and I involve ourselves with our clients. It’s not just a job. We realize that celebrations are always a memory for someone.

PURIST: What are some of the highlights of your career—favorite events you’ve planned. What made them special?

JO: The ’90s was a super-busy time. People really were entertaining and spending money. In the summer of ’22, we catered a fabulous small dinner party—40 people, for one of the top guys for Sony. Harry Styles was a guest; he came over and thanked all of the staff individually.

PURIST: What worldly cuisines are you inspired by?

JO: We live in a little Tuscany. I’m near Sagaponack, which has some of the richest land. So, Italian cuisine: olive oil, lemon zest, the simplicity of it. We can duplicate it so easily in season, because we’re grabbing pieces of rosemary from the farms. We also feature a lot of Asian flavors, such as Asian-influenced dressings. The crossover with Asian and any other kind of cultural food is amazing. We can do a Moroccan evening, or one of my other favorites, Indian. We can cook anything.

PURIST: How does your travel influence your business?

JO: It influences one’s vision and life. The women who work for me—a team of Central and South American women who have been with me for 20-plus years—bring a naturalness to how we handle food. It’s like we’re closer to the feeling

of food because we don’t have rules and regulations. My business is immigrant-run, woman-owned and women-run.

PURIST: Where did your love of food and entertainment come from?

JO: It’s just something that’s ingrained in you. Entertaining is in you or not in you When I lived in Ireland, I was entertaining as much as I could. Just the simplest of dishes, but still experiencing the joy of gathering people in my home.

PURIST: Many of your ingredients are sourced from the East End. What is the importance of eating local?

JO: We’re blessed with a very special community where we are in all of this together, be it with oyster growers, the fishermen or the farms. I’m an avid local farm person. My favorite is Halsey Farm on Deerfield Road; There’s also Jim Pike from Pike Farms in Sagaponack; his corn is to die for.

PURIST: What is your favorite summer dish for entertaining out East?

JO: Corn concassé is one of the most popular dishes. We saute corn very quickly, and then put chiffonade of basil and a dice of tomatoes through it. It’s a wonderful dish to serve underneath a large amount of food. Paired with fish, you can never beat it.

PURIST: What is your business mantra?

JO: Community. The celebration of food. We’re so blessed to have it. It brings happiness to people to sit and share food they know comes from sources they completely trust.

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“It’s really about providing solutions for busy women, which is all women. And understanding that when women feel good about their skin, they have more confidence, and go about their day better.”

Joseph Montezinos Cindy Crawford, a trailblazing wellness biohacker


Cindy Crawford put her own spin on tequila with just the right amount of heat, made from 100 percent blue Weber agave.

With a Twist

Supermodel Cindy Crawford, an early wellness warrior, celebrates 20 years as owner of the highly successful skin and hair care line Meaningful Beauty. This summer, she adds spice to an iconic career with Casamigas, her own jalapeño-flavored addition to the $1 billion Casamigos tequila empire her husband, Rande Gerber, started with George Clooney and Mike Meldman. Here, the devoted mother of two young adults talks with Purist founder Cristina Cuomo about the beauty biz, life lessons and 20 rounds of tequila testing. Cheers!

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CRISTINA G. CUOMO: You were the wellness biohacker before anyone was doing things like dry brushing, infrared sauna and neck toning. What has proven to be most effective? What are you still doing that you love?

CINDY CRAWFORD: The most effective thing is to be consistent over time. I was first introduced to dry brushing when I was 19, so it has been part of my life since then. It’s like brushing my teeth now, It’s the first thing I do when I wake up—well, it’s the second thing. Now I’m obsessed with tongue scraping. I do like infrared saunas. I’ve added in cold plunge, because my husband is obsessed with that. I usually go into the water after him, so it’s a little warmer, and I don’t feel the need to stay in until I turn purple. I don’t like getting in it, and I think that’s the point. It’s like doing something that’s hard. It’s like exercise—you can’t exercise once, and be done with it. You have to exercise whether you like it or not, consistently throughout your life. That’s why it’s so important to find something you love, or at least don’t hate doing. And mix it up, like hiking with a friend. For the last 10 years, I’ve done Pilates. I love how elongating it is. Maybe some women would not like me characterizing it this way, but it creates a very feminine body type. which I like. I’ve never gotten injured, knock on wood, doing Pilates.

CGC: What have you found to be effective in the antiaging arena?

CC: I love using gua sha on my face in the morning just to remind things to go back where they’re supposed to go, and to take any puffiness away.

CGC: What’s been on your radar lately that you’ve found beneficial to feeling good?

CC: Working with a coach, a woman named Victoria Song who has a book called Bending Reality Over the quarantine, I had time to really commit to doing coaching for a year. Sometimes we’re too busy moving a million miles a minute to just look at life and figure out what we’re doing, what we like and don’t like, what we can change. She used a lot of different modalities; we covered a lot in a year. What else? Feeling good. I love walking after dinner. It’s great for your digestion.

CGC: It’s a good meditation.

CC: Yeah, or I listen to a podcast.

CGC: We’re really excited about your new tequila, Casamigas. Take me down the road of your six-year journey to create this jalapeño-inspired blue agave tequila.

CC: I like spicy. I would always order a spicy margarita or a skinny, spicy margarita or I would just muddle up jalapeño. I wanted to cut sugar, because that’s when you feel it the next day, when you have sugar. So, Rande and I, and this is before COVID, were sitting outside at sunset.

We talk about work sometimes, but more like ideating and dreaming. We said, It would be fun to do, as a promotional, maybe a summer thing, a spicy one for me. Rande designed the bottle. He doesn’t like spicy as much as I do. We both did the tasting, but definitely he wanted me to be happy because I’m the one who drinks it. So, that was all going on, and then the pandemic happened, and it wasn’t the right time to launch it. And now here we are.

CGC: How fun was the tasting? How many did you have to do before you knew you nailed it?

CC: We had at least 20 rounds. We obviously were using Casamigos Blanco as the base, so it was about just getting the right level of heat, and making sure that the aftertaste was good. One of the things I love about Casamigas is that your breath smells good when you’re drinking it. Some people who like spicy are still going to want to add real jalapeños. For me, just drinking Casamigas on the rocks or with ranch water, like a little club soda added in, is my favorite.

CGC: Is that your favorite cocktail recipe?

CC: It depends. We tend to go seasonal with what we’re drinking; it changes. This spring, we have been drinking the Casamigos Ranch Water, my go-to right now. One summer, we were doing reposado with grapefruit club soda. Or one year we were doing blanco with an orange slice. You get in your little moods of what tastes good.

CGC: Of course, I’m always thinking about the wellness benefits. I noticed tequila is a notable choice for most women. Why do you think so?

CC: It’s clean. It’s gluten-free. I think if you drink it on the rocks or just with club soda, there’s not a lot of calories. Victoria Beckham once said that she drinks blanco, and I was like well, I want to do what Victoria is doing. I do think you’re right—tequila did become the clean cocktail.

CGC: What are your favorite things to do during the summer with your kids? How do you manage everything going on in their lives, and their blossoming careers?

CC: We have a lake house where we’d go every summer, and it was heaven. Now they’re not free to go the whole summer, because they have lives. So, hopefully they’ll still come for a little bit, but I really don’t want to put pressure on them to have to hang out with me. We try to create fun things so that they’ll want to come, but sometimes they don’t, because they’re busy, which is also good. Me taking care of myself and not putting pressure on them for my happiness feels like the best gift I can give my kids right now. Of course I’m here if they call, or need anything, but I’m not sitting around waiting for them. That frees them up to just do their lives. Of course, any chance I get to hang out with them, I do.

CGC: What have been some of the more challenging


“It’s clean, it’s glutenfree,” says Crawford. “Tequila became the clean cocktail.”

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aspects of parenting?

CC: Every age of childhood has its challenges. It starts with no sleep and co-parenting. Now the biggest challenge for me is not giving my kids advice unless they ask for it.

CGC: You’ve created an impressive business empire over the last 20 years, and it continues to grow.

CC: Meaningful Beauty is really cool, because when I was 35 I had been with a cosmetic brand for 17 years, and my contract was up for renewal. I felt it was the time for me to do my own thing, and that wasn’t cosmetics, but skin care. As a model, doing my own makeup wasn’t my job; taking care of myself and taking care of my skin was. I loved the idea of sharing Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh and what I had learned about skin care with, as I always say, my sisters, my mother and my friends. It’s really about providing solutions for busy women, which is all women. And understanding that when women feel good about their skin, they have

was around all these fabulous fashion people, sometimes I would say no to invitations because I thought, I don’t know how to act, or I don’t know what kind of fork to use, or I don’t know what to wear. I think what you realize after being in that world for so long is that most of the people in the fashion industry come from places like that. You learn that no one knows how to travel until they’ve traveled. No one knows how to eat at a fancy restaurant until they’ve been to one. Everyone has a little bit of that impostor syndrome, and just to let that go and be able to say I don’t know, or ask what that word means, can someone tell me, can someone guide me. People find it endearing when you say actually, I’ve never been there.

CGC: What’s a memory you look back on fondly in your modeling career?

CC: Doing the documentary with Christy [Turlington] and Linda [Evangelista] and Naomi [Campbell] (The Super

“Everyone is insecure at times. We all have those moments where there are days where you’re like wow, I’ve got it going on. I have good hair today. My jeans fit. And then you could put the same jeans on the next day, and think you look terrible. That’s just being human.”

more confidence, and go about their day better. I love sharing that message, and also products that are easy to use and give great results. It’s exciting. I had no idea I’d still be doing it at 58.

CGC: Then you launched a hair care line, so you pretty much have everything covered now.

CC: That’s the beauty business. We all know we’re going to get crow’s-feet, and you know your hair is going to turn gray at some point, but what you don’t realize is that your hair texture changes, or that you’ll start having thinner hair, or more brittle hair, and that was shocking to me. The same way we provide solutions for women in skin care, we do that with hair care. People are loving our products. So, I’m the guinea pig.

CGC: What advice would you give your younger self?

CC: Even when you make mistakes they add up to becoming who you are today. However, I think the advice I give my daughter would probably be, in a way, to my younger self. I really want her to not care—of course we all care what other people think, or most people care a little bit. I think that’s part of living in a society. Listening to your gut is a big one. And because I came from a very small town, and not very sophisticated environment, when I got to New York and Paris and all those places, and I

Models, 2023) gave me a lot of opportunity to look back and reflect. It came at the perfect moment in my life where enough time had passed and I really could appreciate all that we did and lived through, the fun we had and those super-iconic moments. I think actually being with the other women was definitely a highlight. And the process of looking back at doing that Versace show, or doing the George Michael video—those were such epic moments. Even at the time you kind of felt, wow, this is special.

CGC: What are some of your favorite life lessons about body image, self-confidence and health?

CC: It’s hard, because when I was in high school I only was competing with the other girls in school, and not every girl on the planet. I don’t know if the lessons that we learned are applicable today. Everyone is insecure at times. We all have those moments where there are days where you’re like wow, I’ve got it going on. I have good hair today. My jeans fit. And then you could put the same jeans on the next day, and think you look terrible. That’s just being human. Sharing that vulnerability with people, everyone wins. There are definitely days on set where I have to just fake it. I’m not feeling great or whatever and I’m just like OK, I’ve got to make myself believe it. I think that’s normal. We all do that at times.


The power couple finds inspiration for business while watching sunsets and relaxing in their Jacuzzi.

CGC: What is something that you don’t leave home without?

CC: Well, sadly, my phone is an answer, but I have my audiobook and a podcast.

CGC: What audiobook are you listening to right now?

CC: I just listened to Martyr!, which is one that my daughter had on her book club. I think that was the last audiobook I finished. Or The Other Einstein They’re both great. Also, sunglasses. Even with no makeup and bad hair, I’ll throw sunglasses on. I don’t really carry that much around— usually a book, and that’s kind of it.

CGC: You keep it simple.

CC: Yeah, I do. I think that’s another thing that comes with age. Fortunately, there are gifts of aging. There are definitely things that aren’t the greatest, but I think just knowing yourself and knowing what you need to feel comfortable is

one of those gifts.

CGC: We share a couple of wellness practitioners in common. I wanted to mention facialist Thuyen Nguyen.

CC: Love him. He has some magic hands.

CGC: He really does. Great chatting with you. Congratulations on these incredible business ventures.

CC: Thank you. It really just started out as a fun thing, and it still is fun. Because Rande doesn’t ever use an agency, he and I brainstorm together. He’s very creative, so even shooting the commercial for this, we talked about it in the Jacuzzi and came up with the idea. We called a friend who is a director, who had done the posters for Rande and George in the original Casamigos campaign. He took our idea and ran with it. Business is still business, but I would say that this started out as fun, and I definitely want to keep it that way.

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The Medium Mentor

East End psychic medium and author
MaryAnn DiMarco offers wellness tips and spiritual guidance from the other side. BY JIM SERVIN

Long Island native MaryAnn DiMarco, a psychic medium, mother of two young adults, author and a warm, relatable intuitive counselor, distills her philosophy into two spiritual self-help guides: Believe, Ask, Act and Medium Mentor

In the former, DiMarco offers a three-tiered strategy for personal fulfillment. First, believe that spiritual help exists, then ask for that help, and finally, act on guisdance received, while in Medium Mentor, she gives 10 principles for nurturing one’s spirit and psychic gifts, carved out of her very own experiences. Here, DiMarco shares otherworldly, yet grounded wisdom and insights about tuning into one’s higher self, and how she finds heaven on earth in the Hamptons.

JIM SERVIN: There is so much conflicting information about living a more mindful life— positive thinking versus expressing all your emotions, abundance versus minimalism. How do you sort it all out?

MARYANN DIMARCO: I think we have to first remember that we are worldly, and that we are dealing with worldly issues, as human beings living in a worldly realm. I think when we talk

about being mindful, and finding balance in our life, and living in those beautiful zen moments, and thinking with positivity and the law of attraction and all these wonderful things that are all very true—I think we always have to be aware that there are things that are out of our hands, that will happen around us. Or, there’s the opposite, which is our free will, and we will make choices that don’t always work out for us. It’s in those moments that we have to remember to find our balance, regain strength, regain footing, and then utilize spirituality and get moving again. Allow yourself your moments.

I talk about different stages in my book, of roadblocks—we’re going to be fearful. We are going to have grief. It’s normal, that’s what we’re supposed to do. It’s in those moments that we have to decide: Do we let it linger? Do we let it control? Are we basing our decisions on it? And I think that’s the difference—we have to acknowledge that we’re going to experience things that may not always be pleasant, and in those moments, we have the tools and the power within ourselves to find balance and move forward.

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If you can extract the lessons out of each moment, and utilize them to help yourself move forward, you’ll be surprised how you can get yourself out of those moments, just a little quicker—maybe not as fast as you like, but at least with sound mind and clarity.

That’s where I think you can send out that positivity you might be looking for—gratitude for the small moments that are going on in the midst of chaos will start positive momentum. You’ll be surprised how your energy can turn. That’s how I look at it when I’m down, at least.

JS: Is there a scenario that comes to mind to illustrate this, related to the Hamptons? Like on the Hampton Jitney or at a restaurant—

MDM: …or at my family’s summer property that I’ve been going to, in Southampton, off of Noyac Road. There’s magic out there for me. I live on the North Fork, but I spent a lot of time down by Peconic Bay, on the beach over there. I always found my peace out on the East End.

JS: That’s funny, because I was going to ask you about the beauty of the Hamptons.

MDM: What a shock!

JS: You’re five steps ahead of me. Is there an example of a situation you might find yourself in locally, where you’re facing a challenge and calling on spiritual guidance?

MDM. If I’m having a moment in life, what I do like to do is visualize a happy place for myself, either through meditation, or if I’m driving and I’m getting frustrated, something like that, we’ve all dealt with Hamptons traffic for sure, I go to that beautiful family property, with two great little bungalows. It has a beautiful wooded path down to the beach, and I take a walk. I can hear the screen door slamming when I visit there, in meditation. It’s one of my most special places, and close to my heart. That, and The Fudge Company.

JS: Did you develop your three main points of guidance in your first book, Believe, Ask, Act, on your own, or through spiritual guidance?

MDM:. The whole book is channeled, so when I sat down to write it, I said to my guides, We’re doing this together. I’m not a writer. I’m going to need some help, and I wanted the message to be very clear.

I liked the idea of having simple steps that people can remember: I have to believe in a higher power, I have to ask the right questions for the good of all concerned, and then I have to remember to do the work—I have to act. It gives accountability back to the reader, back to the clients, and it also empowers them. It reminds them that

they’re not alone, and that they’re in control in some way, to choose.

JS: How can you know if something is a sign from the other side? How can you recognize it?

MDM: Our own voices can be fear-based, they can be loud, coming from the center of our mind. They can impede our growth. Spirit’s very quiet and nudging, you know? That little nudge. And I think sometimes, when we reflect, we can kind of really see what went wrong. We can also see if something interjected, another person or event, that maybe we didn’t expect. And how did we react at that moment? There’s no wrong answer, because you’ll always take a lesson out of it. So, it always works, in its own way.

JS: It’s interesting knowing that you had a connection to psychic medium John Edward, when he just started out, working from his mother’s basement in Long Island.

MDM: My mom went to see him. I was a teenager, and I knew that I had something— I was seeing people that had passed, and hearing messages. My mom came home and said, I went to this amazing medium. His name is John Edward, and he said, your daughter’s a medium, but she doesn’t know how to use her gift. And my first thought was, Well, why doesn’t he show me? I wanted to be taught. It was all about timing—I had to experience some things in life, and I did, and then it all fell into place, right when it was supposed to.

JS: Is it true that you have a years-long waiting list for readings?

MDM: Correct. That’s what’s great about the live events. I can share so much with so many people, and we all learn from the process.

JS: Since you can access clients’ relatives who have passed away, do you have an open door to celebrities— could you check in, say, with David Bowie, and find out how he’s doing?

MDM: I could probably get the idea or the essence of what’s going on, but no.

JS: Could you provide Purist readers with a toolbox of spiritual wellness essentials they can take with them throughout the day?

MDM: It’s all about mind, body, and soul. First, do something healthy for your mind, something that makes it feel clear. Maybe it’s writing down some of your stress, to get it out of the way, and clear your mind. I always love the idea of saying something positive about yourself, too. You have to love yourself. And then say something positive


about somebody else. Once you give it to yourself, you’re able to give it to somebody else, sort of like using an oxygen mask on a plane in an emergency…take care of yourself first, then you can take care of somebody else.

Feed your soul with something that makes you feel alive and happy—music, art, a great TV show. Call a family member. Call somebody you haven’t spoken to in a while. Take your pet for a walk—anything that gives you that beautiful cathartic peace. A lot of people think you have to go into some sort of deep meditation. You don’t have to do that. Just do something healthy for yourself in a cathartic way, that brings beautiful peace to your soul.

mood so dramatically.

JS: What’s it like, being a psychic and a mom of grown kids?

MDM: That’s fun. I love freaking my kids out. They are supportive and wonderful. I love messing with them sometimes, but I also truly enjoy seeing the gifts that each of them have within themselves, and teaching them how to use them in life, which they both really try to do. But they’re young adults. I let them be kids.

JS: Have you seen heaven, and does it look like the Hamptons?

For the body component, I work out four to five times a week, but I don’t think everybody has to do that. So maybe you step outside your diet comfort zone and eat something healhty, or express gratitude for the things that feel really good in your body. Or, if you’re not going through a healthy moment, but you’re in a really great doctor’s care, express gratitude for that.

JS: Is gratitude the ideal attitude?

MDM: Gratitude is difficult for some people who are going through hard times. What I tell people is, gratitude doesn’t always have to be this grand gesture.

One morning recently I woke up and was feeling very stressed out, and a little chaotic. I had a great cup of coffee, and the sun was making this beautiful light over my yard, and that’s what I was grateful for. That was it—thank you for my cup of coffee, thank you for that beautiful sunrise, I’m good. And it changed my

MDM: If the Hamptons is your heaven, then it will look like that. I think heaven is what we’ve created in our minds as our most peaceful place. There’s a movie, What Dreams May Come, that made such an impact on me. In the movie, people had passed and it showed them in heaven, where they were able to create their surroundings instantly, just by using their soul’s thoughts. I disagree with the darker side of the film, but the heaven part is beautiful. I see people on the other side, I’m grateful for that. They give me the gift of a glimpse into what they experience on the other side, although they also enjoy keeping the mystery, and that I appreciate as well. I know that my heaven is walking down that beautiful little shady lane in Southampton.

Part Two with DiMarco will appear in the July issue, where she will discuss her spirit guides, how “Everything I learn, I teach,” as well as spiritual hygiene, the ego, fear, doubt, and how collective positive energies can create magic.

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New studios and classes throughout the East End. BY BETH LANDMAN

Lululemon and Hokas have long edged out jodhpurs and tennis whites as daytime wear on the East End, and weekend warriors have been replaced by a community devoted to health and fitness. Even bed and breakfasts started adding yoga classes, and when Equinox finally opened a fullon club in Bridgehampton, athletic choices reached a new level. The options keep growing, and this season, Equinox will launch a groundbreaking holistic program—a partnership with Function Health, founded by Mark Hyman, M.D., a longevity guru. Optimize by Equinox, which costs $40,000 per year, will only be available at its E by Equinox clubs, as well as Bridgehampton (204 Butter Lane). It aims to maximize members’ peak physical potential and improve their long-term health, based on biodata gathered from over 100 biomarkers and protocols, and analyzed by medical experts. Equinox is also taking advantage of Bridgehampton’s bucolic setting by adding an outdoor barrel sauna and cold plunge. Apart from the health benefits attributed to contrast therapy, it is meant to aid in postworkout recovery.

Good posture is currently being viewed as a crucial component of physical fitness, with Pilates key to

Physical Equilibrium’s

alignment, promising “an experience that focuses on reprogramming the body through posture-based exercises and weightlifting techniques.” Private and group classes will be offered by well-known trainers, with an emphasis on mobility and strength ( Pilates will be brought to the home, along with water aerobics classes, now that Physical Equilibrium’s new PE East (11 Railroad Avenue, East Hampton; physeq .com) satellite of its Midtown location is offering house calls. Partners Sara Dimmick and Sarah Currie specialize in post rehab, as well as marathon and triathlon training. They integrate with clients’ physical therapists, and Currie, who is also a registered dietitian nutritionist, coordinates a nutritional program with private and group fitness.

achieving that goal. Kevyn Zeller, who has a studio on East 70th Street, will focus on one client at a time in her new space at 7 Muchmore Lane, East Hampton (studio. “People are sitting so much of the time, and Pilates is the most effective and efficient way to restore alignment,” says Zeller. Her sessions begin with foam rollers, a Theragun, and hands-on myofascial release to activate muscles that are weak and relax those that are overstressed. The sessions

also target back pain and breath. “My work increases function of the respiratory system, and builds a strong center. The machines get muscles firing and target the core muscles involved in healthy breathing.”

Post House, the new boutique gym at 31 Long Island Avenue in Sag Harbor that plans to meld the Hamptons social and fitness worlds with on-site podcasts, social media uploads, music and evening activities, will also zero in on

Hotels, too, are in on the action, with Gurney’s adding classes such as Taylor Pearl’s Summer Sweat & Sculpt, targeting small muscle groups with isometric holds ( montauk), and the Montauk Yacht Club ( is introducing Ocean Club Montauk, including opening two Privé Padel courts. If you have just finally gotten the hang of pickleball, don’t worry: The resort also offers padel lessons.

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Summer kicks off in the Hamptons with artistry, athletics and enchanted evenings.


Making Waves: PPHP’s Hamptons Benefit

Join fellow reproductive rights advocates in support of an important cause at Planned Parenthood’s exclusive annual benefit party. Come together in community to champion reproductive health, gender equality and wellness for all while enjoying a lively beach bonfire. Tickets from $350. The Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, Bridgehampton;


All Against Abuse Benefit

The annual gala in support of The Retreat—a Hamptons-based organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence—will be held at the Southampton Arts Center, where guests can enjoy signature cocktails and delicious food offerings curated by Art of Eating, as well as live music by the groovy New Orleans-influenced soul band HooDoo Loungers. Tickets from $750. Southampton Arts Center;


Shelter Island 10K

Get your blood pumping with the 45th annual Shelter Island 5 and 10K Run/Walk. Set against a backdrop of coastal views and lush greenery, runners and walkers alike are invited to embark on a journey of physical and mental rejuvenation. Registration from $45. Shelter Island;

Designing and Creating a Cut Flower Bouquet

Get closer to nature and learn how to create your own vibrant, balanced flower bouquet with North Fork Flower Farm’s own Drianne Benner. Stroll the picturesque fields and learn expert tips for growing and caring for your own flowers. Space is limited; reservations are required. Tickets from $35. North Fork Flower Farm, 48455 Rte 48, Southold;

Much Ado about Madoo Garden

Market & Cocktail Party

Indulge in an evening of sensory delight amid enchanting gardens and the historic charm of Madoo at its 12th annual affair. This benefit is a key fundraising event for the gardens and educational programs at the Madoo Conservancy, now celebrating its 30th year. Tickets from $315. The Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack;


Summer of Wellness

The Southampton Hospital Foundation’s Vision Board is hosting a robust roundup of well-minded programming for all to enjoy. Throughout the summer, Vision Board members will be offering Hamptons fitness classes in support of the foundation and furthering community well-being. The summer kickoff class—Torch’d by Isaac Boots— will be hosted at The Wine Stand at Wölffer Estate Vineyard on Saturday, June 22, at 9:30AM. More events will

follow. Various prices and locations;


Whimsy Motown Magic

Step into a world of rhythm and artistry at the Southampton Arts Center’s Whimsy Motown Magic benefit. Groove to soulful tunes while helping support the vibrant Hamptons art scene. Tickets from $350. Southampton Arts Center;

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JUNE 29-30

Amagansett Fine Arts Festival

Revel in the beauty of art with a vast, eclectic roundup—all hand-picked and curated from a blend of local Hamptons and national artists and artisans. For more than 10 years, David Oleski Events has been hosting this colorful community gathering, held the last weekend in June. Free. American Legion, Amagansett;



Bay Street Gala

Sag Harbor’s beloved Bay Street Theater hosts its most important fundraising event of the year, featuring honorees Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Dr Georgette Grier-Key. Contribute to making the arts accessible to all, and show your support while enjoying delicious eats, cocktails, a live auction and a chance to win a $2,000 Tiffany & Co. gift certificate. Tickets from $1,750. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor;

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8 Be generous 10 Emotional stability

12 Unagi at a sushi bar 13 Brings back to life

17 Perceive

18 Diamond’s weight measure

20 Togetherness

23 Spiritual revelation

26 Supreme being

28 Place to chill in

30 Revive one’s energy

32 Winter coat

34 Linking movement with breath, in yoga 35 Phase



1 Art using colors and shapes to achieve an effect

2 Lavender or peppermint drink

3 Gift-wrapping time, for many 4 From farm to ___

5 Makes more serene

6 Improves muscles

7 Health-giving vegetable juice

9 Unprocessed

11 High note reached by a soprano 14 It’s essential for human life

15 “___is never finished, only abandoned,” Leonardo da Vinci

16 Basketball org.

19 Friend in Paris (French word)

20 Group in charge of condominiums, perhaps, abbr.

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21 They’re caught on beaches

22 Without chemicals, dyes or additives

24 Hickory tree and its nut

25 Universal energy that flows in currents in and around the body

27 Throw the ice bucket

29 Letter addendum

30 Minister’s title

31 Student score, abbr.

33 Dosage measure, abbr.

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A by-the-numbers look at Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway, who stars in the new romantic comedy The Idea of You, out now on Prime Video.


After being cast in the role of Fantine in Les Misérables Hathaway worked with her vocal coach Joan Lader to improve her stamina so she could sing 12 hours on the set.


The actress has been married to producer, jewelry designer and actor Adam Shulman for 11 years, and together they have two sons, Jonathan (8) and Jack (5).The couple met in 2008 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.


The actress landed her first TV role in the little-known 1999 family drama Get Real, when she was 16, though she considers her first major breakout film to be The Princess Diaries, which she won with a single audition. Since then, the versatile actress has acted in a wide spectrum of films, from fairy tales to adult comedies and dramas.

“Whatever you are made of, be the best of that.”



In 2012, at the age of 29, Hathaway starred in Les Misérables, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.This was a full-circle experience for her, as she grew up watching her mother, Kate—the understudy for Fantine in the show’s first U.S. traveling tour—act the role she’d come to play 21 years later.


Number of Shakespeare’s wives that share an identical name with the actress. Although the two women are not related, Hathaway has starred in a number of The Bard’s plays, including Twelfth Night for New York’s Shakespeare in the Park.


Hathaway is the middle child of three and has two brothers, Thomas and Michael. Her older brother, Michael, worked as her assistant before pursuing his writing career. Anne was born in Brooklyn, New York, but the siblings grew up in suburban New Jersey.


Hathaway has starred in 12 films that have each grossed more than $100 million globally. Both Alice in Wonderland and The Dark Knight Rises made over $1 billion at the box office.

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