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34 14 editor’s letter 18 contributors 21 exclusive events + promotions
fashion + beauty 26
There’s no room for error in the glossy world of celebrity hairstyling. Top stylists share product secrets sure to surprise you. Sunglasses, totes, colorful clutches and sexy heels to kick off your summer style.
46 fashion TYLER ELLIS Miami collection leather bag, $1895; tylerellis.com
Nothing says summer fashion more than a beach-side wardrobe. And there was no better setting than The Crescent Beach Club in Bayville complete with cabanas, cocktails and catering. The proof is in the pages.
special report 82 mini me
The mail poured in for our 14th annual super fun and incredibly popular parent and child lookalike contest, making it a battleground amongst Woodbury staff to select the winners. And the Mini Me goes to…
travel + food
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with visitors. We break down the important details each, highlighting new favorites and must-visit attractions, as well as tips on when and how to visit.
90 food fanatic Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
This summer’s Hampton hot spots – combining new and old — have equal standing in food and buzz power (i.e. people watching).
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58 hawaii Five of Hawaii’s eight islands are popular
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health + body 74 fitness
There’s no need to let the heat derail your fitness goals. With planning and preparation, you can keep your shape and keep your cool.
A well-balanced diet is vital for building your body’s immune system and healing power.
Every parent wants to give their baby the best possible nutritional start. As new research on infant and toddler nutrition emerges, the education provided to parents evolves as well. Whether your first pregnancy or fourth, preconceptual care plays a supreme role in the outcome of your child.
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house and home
In the case of one couple seeking to create a year-round getaway out east, the ultimate retreat arose from what was once a potato field.
Reviews of top ranking new releases; The Little French Bistro by Nina George, The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon and Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin.
96 after hours
Step inside the 14th annual Woodbury Ball for Autism where 420 guests gathered for a night to remember.
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My husband and daughter as featured in the first-ever “Mini Me” in 2004.
The family loving Hawaii, even post air sickness. The ride was worth it.
NSAC’s Amy Greenberg and I at the 14th Annual Woodbury Ball for Autism; more photos on page 96.
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contributors Wendy Fried, MD, is a leader in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and shares her expertise through vast experience with Woodbury readers. In this issue’s women’s health report on page 86, Dr. Fried addresses the most important moment a woman can prepare for in “Thinking About Pregnancy?” Preparation is crucial, she says. “Planning for pregnancy is paramount whether it’s your first pregnancy or your fourth,” says Dr. Fried. From the planning phase and medical problems to multivitamins and genetic testing, what to know, do and what’s new is here. Dr. Fried has been in private practice with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, P.C., since 1995 and is an attending physician at North Shore Hospital. She is also a clinical instructor in obstetrics and gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG) and American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dina DiMaggio,,
MD FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of NYC and NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received numerous research awards, along with Patients’ Choice Award (2008 to 2012) and Compassionate Doctor recognition (2010, 2012). She was honored in 2014 and 2015 as a New York Rising Star, in 2016 as a New York Super Doctor and is the co-author of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers. As an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, she shares the most up-to-date AAP guidelines on infant nutrition, along with practical advice on how to best feed your baby in “Starting Solids” on page 78 with Woodbury readers. Good nutrition is an integral part of your overall health. A healthy diet gives your body the nutrients and energy it needs to function properly. According to the Mayo Clinic, research suggests there’s a link between diet and inflammation, which is your body’s response to injury or infection. Inflammation causes heat, redness, swelling and pain in the affected part of the body. In Woodbury’s “Nutrition and Pain” report on page 76, Mayo Clinic staff investigates this normal immune system response and how long-term inflammation is linked to several diseases and conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease. A well-balanced diet is vital for building your body’s immune system and healing power. That’s why nutrition can be your ally in fighting pain and inflammation. 18 | SUMMER 2017 woodbury
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Garden City Hotel: This first class hotel and stellar private
party venue is also home to outstanding dining and Red Door spa services. Perfect for enjoying handcrafted cocktails and delicious bites outdoors, the Patio Bar Kickoff event takes place on May 25th from 7pm-9pm. And be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events: Luau Party at The Patio Bar (6/22), Cigar and Scotch Night (7/13 & 8/10) and Rosé Soirée at The Patio Bar (8/17). Plus: their Sunday award-winning brunch is a must! Call for reservations. Garden City; 516.747.3000, gardencityhotel.com. LaMotta’s: Live music. Great food. Outrageous views.
Serving a mix of modern American cuisine with global influences plus a tiki bar and live music, LaMotta’s is the place to be this summer! Free dockage for boats. Port Washington; 516.944.7900, lamottas.net. Limani: If you haven’t already experienced this superior Greek dining destination at either their Roslyn or NYC locations, it’s time. And perfect for any celebrations, they are now booking private events from intimate gatherings to large corporate functions in both locations. Call for details; Roslyn, 516.869.8989. New York City; 212.858.9200, limani.com. One North: Yes, this is the new venture form Anthony
Scotto everyone is buzzing about! Get excited! It’s almost here! Opening soon in Jericho and named One North, this new dining destination and event venue from the team behind Rare650, Blackstone, Insignia and more will be serving up fresh, new Mediterranean soul in an ultra-stellar setting. Call now to preview for private party bookings from weddings and mitzvahs to birthday celebrations and reunions. Doors soon to open for daily dining. Jericho; 516.605.1400, onenorthrestaurant.com. Prime: As if the ambiance, cuisine and waterfront property didn’t already lure us in, the summer calendar is in full swing featuring Calypso Sundays with live music from 4pm-8pm, Lobster Bake every first Tuesday of the month, Prime Time Happy Hour with live music from 5pm-8pm and Margaritaville Saturdays with live music from 4pm-8pm. Huntington; 631.385.1515, restaurantprime.com. The Paramount: This top live entertainment venue hosts a variety of concerts, comedy, boxing and other special events. Upcoming shows include Lisa Lampanelli (6/29), Trevor Hall (7/7), America’s Got Talent finalist Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti (8/3) and more. Be sure to check
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Americana Manhasset: Give them what they want! Celebrating a special occasion for a friend or loved one? And perfect for Dads and grads. Join together with family and friends to contribute to an Americana Group Gift Card. With over 50 fabulous shops at this fave shopping destination, gifting has never been so easy. Manhasset; 516.627.6700, americanamanhasset.com. Clubhouse Kids… and Womens Too!: In addition to
newborn, kids, tweens, juniors, gifts and accessories, the new lower level women’s department features favorite brands including Ella Moss, Veronica M, Ocean Drive and denim by Articles of Society. What we really love is their new Gift Concierge Service. Give them your gift lists for birthdays, teachers, recitals and more and they will work with you to select the perfect gift for any budget including free gift wrap and local delivery. Summer sales begin Memorial Day weekend. Sign up online for special promotions and discounts. East Norwich; 516.802.0847, clubhousekidsny.com. Entrée Boutique: This updated contemporary boutique
carries the most current trends and accessories from new and favorite designers including Alice + Olivia, Diane von Furstenberg, J Brand, Elizabeth & James, Vince and more. Shop your summer favorites from July 10th through July 14th with discounts of 30-50%. Some exclusions apply. Port Washington; 516.767.0316, entreeboutique.com. Jerrie Shop: Perfect for your travels, take up to 20% off
select 2017 brands at the leading boutique carrying the latest in swimsuits, cover-ups, dresses, jumpsuits, tops, shorts and pants for dinner under the stars. Designers are outstanding and range from Becca, Karla Colletto, Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, PilyQ to Vix, L*Space, Mara Hoffman and more. Woodbury; 516.364.4062, thejerrieshop.com. Jildor: Celebrating 68 years in business, Jildor has all the
fashion trends covered. Be sure to check out the latest styles by Stuart Weitzman, Vince, See By Chloe, Loeffler Randall, Lanvin, Ash, Kendall + Kylie, Jeffrey Campbell, Steve Madden and their exclusive line direct from Europe, 275 Central. Cedarhurst; 516.569.4880. Great Neck; 516.487.6464. Woodbury; 516.367.3838. Wheatley Plaza; 516.277.2882. Southampton; 631.283.2450, jildorshoes.com.
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Mixology: In addition to an already extensive lineup, Mixology will be premiering their exclusive clothing line Jet x Mixology. A collaboration from celebrated LA fashion designer John Eshaya and Mixology, these must-have styles will be exclusive to Mixology and ShopMixology. com. Woodbury; 516.496.2323. Additional locations in Westhampton Beach, Manhattan, Hewlett, Scarsdale, and Rye Brook, shopmixology.com. Optyx: Mark your calendar! The Chanel trunk show takes
place on June 9th from 11am-3pm. Secure your presale orders for the newest releases from eyewear and sunglasses collections. Greenvale; 516.686.6512. East Hampton; 631.324.5441, optyx.com. Roosevelt Field Simon Mall: Calling all aspiring models!
Roosevelt Field and Mogull Talent have teamed up to discover modeling talent across Long Island and will host an upcoming casting call on May 27th from 11am-5pm. Winners of the model search will showcase the latest looks from mall retailers on July 15th. Plus: Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, music, light refreshments, sports and more during the Celebrate Dad event (6/10); Irie Fashion Rave including fashion and music with a variety of contemporary and traditional Caribbean dishes and appearances by twotime Food Network’s Chopped Champion Chef Andre Fowles and Celebrity Chef Patrick Simpson (7/8 & 7/9). Garden City; 516.742.8000, rooseveltfield.com. Woodbury Common: Twenty5A is now open. Carrying the latest trends in tops, bottoms, rompers, dresses and outerwear, be sure to visit this newcomer to the center. Woodbury; 516.213.4849, twenty5a.com. Woodbury Village: Scout & Molly’s, the well-known
national boutique carrying a unique selection of the latest fashions, jewelry and accessories is now open. Mieka will be hosting the following trunk shows: Fouy Chov (5/255/30); Stephen Yearick (6/8-6/11) and Ysa Makino (7/67/9). Plus: The Woodbury Village Summer Sidewalk Sale is taking place July 5th-14th. Happy Shopping! Woodbury; woodbury.scoutandmollys.com, miekaboutique.com.
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California Closets: For more than three decades, California Closets has built a reputation as a leader in premium and luxury space management delivering custom products and unparalleled service. They’ve helped transform spaces and allowed people to get more out of their homes—and do more in their everyday lives. Visit their Nassau showroom or call to book your complimentary design consultation. Manhasset; 516.334.0077, californiaclosets.com. Cancos Tile and Stone: A must-see is their all new outdoor porcelain pavers that stay cool to the touch and never fade. Your outdoor living space can now be as glam as indoors. Cancos also carries an extensive line of tile and stone and the latest European designs. Plus: backyard granite and other natural stone countertops are on sale. Multiple Long Island showrooms; 1.800.3.CANCOS, cancostileandstone.com.
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discount off your next tile purchase at this full-service interior design center. Country Carpet’s leading wall-to-wall carpet and rug division now features a vast collection of versatile, durable and stylish tile perfect for any room in – or outside – your home. From porcelain and natural stone mosaics to stunning glass, their endless samples accommodate all budgets in their one-stop interior design showroom. Their design team will guide you from inception to completion. Custom options are as limitless. Special offerings can also be found on their social media platforms. Syosset; 516.822.5855, countrycarpet.com.
Chéz-zam Events: From concept to curtain call, we’ve seen Chézzam in action and there’s no better choice to meet all event planning needs. Professionalism, creativity, and the unique ability to manage every detail is no easy fete and why Chéz-zam is an event leader. Visit their website for a full understanding of their superior vision and execution. Based in New York with satellite offices around the country, they’ve built a foundation allowing mobilization virtually anywhere. Call for a consultation. No event is too big or too small. Farmingdale; 516.682.4888, chezzam.com.
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty: Buying or selling a home?
Founded in 1922, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s consistently leads the nation, achieving among the highest average sales prices in the country. The $3.2 billion organization has 900 sales associates, 28 offices spanning Long Island and Queens and offers services including relocation, award-winning marketing & technology, development marketing and commercial and rental. Be sure to visit them online for the most up-to-date news on open houses and sales in your area. danielgale.com.
H on the Harbor: ‘Tis the season for catering a sublime soirée – big or small — H on the Harbor brings their culinary talents to your door with full service catering and party design or simple “to go” easy to serve catering packages. From Tequila & Tapas and Poolside Paella to Lobster Bakes, Brazilian BBQ and Cajun & Creole, their summer menus are a must experience. Servicing the Gold Coast, Hamptons and tri-state region. Port Washington; 516.883.0091, hontheharbor.com.
Portico Tile & Bath Fixtures: No need to sell your home, just treat it to a makeover. Portico Tile & Bath Fixtures offers many options that will have you falling in love with your home all over again. Let them create the perfect space and transform your home into the house of your dreams. They do it all and will support you throughout the entire design process, from tile and fixtures selection to interior design. New collections arriving daily. Huntington; 631.760.1688, porticotile.com.
Haute Durvo: Looking for that creative vision to produce the affair of a
lifetime? With 27 years of experience in the event industry, Jeffrey Apisson possesses a keen eye and a profound passion for producing special events. Whether on premises at self-owned Haute Durvó, a private home, catering hall, venue or exotic location, your special affair will be in thorough, creative & dedicated hands. Call for a consultation. Roslyn; 516.801.4720, redhauteevents.com.
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The Crescent Beach Club: Completely renovated, this all-season beachfront
Petite Pets: Founded in 1983, this puppy boutique specializes in the finest
venue has been a leading wedding and private events establishment for over 20 years, with its beautiful white sand beach, breathtaking views and gourmet dining for that “once in a lifetime” experience. What’s more, on-premise Ocean restaurant’s new American menu is an unpretentious and honest approach to using quality products for the best epicurean experience and provides guests with an unparalleled dining experience and setting. Bayville; 516.628.3000, thecrescentbeachclub.com.
breeds including Yorkies, Maltese, Shih-tzu and poodle mixes ranging from tiny teacups, toy and small breeds. All puppies are hypoallergenic and bred from the finest of lines. Grooming services also available. Now’s the time to get that family pet you’ve always wanted! Woodbury readers receive 5% off any full-priced Petite Pet puppy. Huntington Station; 631.424.6262, petitepetspuppyboutique.com.
Woodbury Jewish Center: Answering the need for true elegance and
fine dining, check out the totally new and absolutely breathtaking flexible space at Woodbury Jewish Center who is teamed with culinary leader Regal Caterers. What’s more, they can accommodate up to 750 guests! Woodbury; 516.864.0001, culinartcateringcollection.com.
Sherwood-Triart Photography: Here’s your chance to take that family portrait you’ve always wanted, or the opportunity to give the perfect gift! Mention Woodbury Magazine and receive 20% off framing and portrait photography. Call to book your session. Woodbury; 516.921.2700, sherwoodtriart.com. Susan Eckert Photography: For personal or business, photography classes
Dave Bofill Marine: If you’ve ever considered boat ownership, now is the
are now being offered for all levels at Susan’s new Body & Soul Photo Studio. Open houses are monthly. Ladies Night Out is on June 28th featuring salsa dance lessons. For info or RSVP, Abby@liboudoirphotography.com. Bay Shore; 631.398.4487, susaneckertphotography.com.
time to tour the line-up of superior specimens loaded in to kick off the season. With 42 years of successful, single and constant ownership, Dave Bofill Marine remains Long Island’s leader in personal marine sales and service and the top Chris Craft dealer in the country. Customer driven, their presentation is clean, comfortable and professional; with a service commitment second to none. Stop by the Southampton or Glen Cove facility to view the Chris Craft products and experience the difference. Glen Cove; 516.200.9900. Southampton; 631.283.3444, davebofill.com.
The Green Vale School: Recognized for academic excellence since 1923, Green Vale’s exceptional teachers, extraordinary learning environment and careful attention to each student lead to outstanding high school placements. Learn more about Long Island’s premier independent school for Pre-Nursery through 8th grade by contacting their Admissions Office and taking a guided tour across the 40-acre campus. Old Brookville; 516.628.5176, greenvaleschool.org. ■
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MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS FOR COVETABLE STRANDS — SPRAYS, WASHES, GELS, CREAMS AND STYLING TOOLS THE PROS CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
BY SHARON FEIEREISEN
photos by JEN ATKIN
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
THERE’S NO ROOM FOR ERROR IN THE GLOSSY WORLD OF CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLING. WHILE YOU MIGHT THINK THE GO-TO PRODUCTS FOR THE INDUSTRY’S TOP STYLISTS ARE SECRET (OR WIDELY EXPENSIVE), WE MANAGED TO GET ALL THE DEETS. YOU’RE GOING TO BE SERIOUSLY SURPRISED AT THIS MIX OF HIGHLY COVETED PRODUCTS, BRANDS AND PRICES.
> Ouai Wave Spray
Christophe Robin Volume Mist ($39)
“I love this because it’s so lightweight and adds tons of lift.” Ouai Wave Spray ($26)
“This wave spray smells divine and is the perfect girl-on-the-go product for amazing texture.”
PATTY MOCARSKI, founder of Little Space Salon and hairstylist to Orange is the New Black’s Kimiko Glenn and multiple Broadway stars. >> PAT T Y ’ S CELE B P I C K S
Ecru New York Dry Texture Spray ($26)
Ouai Treatment Masque
JEN ATKIN, founder of Ouai Haircare and hairstylist to the Kardashians
>> JEN’ S CELEB PICKS
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($399)
“This dryer is super lightweight, quiet, chic, and it has a powerful engine – it’s the ultimate luxe blow-dryer. It’s so small and easy to travel with and dries the hair so much faster than the traditional blow-dryer.” Ouai Treatment Masque ($32)
“This restorative healing mask is literally a five minute hair makeover and it comes in single use packets for an instant spa experience that can be used for all hair types.” 26 | SUMMER 2017 woodbury
“This spray comes out like an aerosol, but unlike a hairspray, there’s no sticky hold. It’s great at the roots for lift and volume, amazing at the ends and throughout for texture and pieciness! This spray can also be used as an alternative to dry shampoo because it has the ability to revitalize day old hair.” Ouai Salt Spray ($26)
“This awesome texturizing spray works on straight, wavy and curly hair. It’s weightless and mists on for that beachy, just rolled out of bed, undone hair look. It has hold and body without giving any dryness or crunch to the hair. You can encourage it with the heat from a blow dryer or just twist your hair and let it air dry.”
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Klorane Shampoo with Citrus Pulp ($20)
“This detoxifying and clarifying shampoo is a win for everyone’s hair. All hair can be prone to build-up from daily products and just the environment in general. This shampoo cleanses the hair without harshly stripping it and it also works like a protector for the hair and scalp from daily environmental irritants and other extra stressors like heat.”
VERNON FRANÇOIS, founder of Vernon François and hairstylist to Lupita Nyong’o and Naomie Harris
bhave Leave-In Cream
Pantene Gold Series Curl Defining Pudding ($7.99)
“This is a blessing for unruly curls that need to be put under control. It’s the best to use with damp hair on the tips of your fingers – just glide it through your curls and away you go.” Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil ($40)
“This is an amazing hot tools spray that will protect your hair not just from your curling and flat iron, but from the sun as well. It has an amazing smell that makes you want to use it every day – which you should so that your hair can be protected for all the elements.”
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Aveda’s Anti-Humectant Pomade ($25)
Klorane Shampoo with Citrus Pulp
“I love this pomade because it gives especially good hold – you know it works when it lasts for my celebrity clients who are on stage, film sets or photo shoots where the lighting can get hot.” Schwarzkopf’s Got2B Ultra Glued Styling Gel ($4.50)
RICHARD COLLINS, hairstylist to Selena Gomez >> RICHA RD’ S C E L E B P I C K S
bhave Leave-In Cream ($44.95) and Fresh Ends ($32.95)
“This spray is essential for many of my celebrity clients because it protects from heat damage, gives hair a soft texture and repairs hair from the inside.”
“This award season I’ve been using a lot of bhave hair products to produce the red carpet-ready looks with my clients. I love their luxurious leave-in cream because it softens the hair when I’m blowdrying, especially on thicker, more coarse hair. Another favorite is Fresh Ends because it smooths and repairs dead ends and it strengthens the hair for when I want to do a cool style with a blow drier or flattening iron. I love using these both together – one softens and the other strengthens. It’s a great duo for a red carpet look that needs to last all night”
Kevin Murphy Body-Builder Mousse ($42.99)
“This gel is great because it’s incredibly reliable for holding textured hair in place without going flaky. This is usually in my kit when I am working with Lupita Nyong’o.”
Vernon François Re-Vamp Moisture Spray ($32)
Vernon François Re-Vamp Moisture Spray
bhave Fresh Ends
“This mousse is fantastic for creating big bold shapes while blow drying and can be layered up very easily without any stickiness.” DANIEL KOYE, founder of DKOYE Luxury Hair Care and hairstylist to Vanessa Williams and Jessica Chastain >>DANIEL’ S CELEB PICKS
DKOYE The Conditioner ($23)
“This conditioner will close your cuticle and leave your hair stronger and softer. The longer you keep it on the stronger your hair will be. You can even use it as a deep conditioning treatment, but it’s never too thick and won’t weigh down your hair.” 28 | SUMMER 2017 woodbury
SALLY HERSHBERGER, founder of Sally Hershberger and Sally Hershberger Salon and hairstylist to Meg Ryan, John Mayer, Jimmy Fallon, Tom Cruise, Olivia Newton-John and Joan Jett >> SA LLY ’ S CEL E B P I C K S
Sally Hershberger 24K Shampoo ($32)
“I wash my hair probably twice a week. This shampoo really cleans hair from the inside out and gives you lots of body at the same time. It also brightens your hair color.” Sally Hershberger 24K Mousse ($32)
“I’m big on mousse and I’ve never done hair without it. This product gives your hair
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> Josie Maran Argan Oil
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GUTS and flexibility without weighing it down. It’s light but it holds.” Sebastian Shaper Hair Spray ($18.95)
“My hair is wavy with ringlets underneath so I like to keep it textured. I love this product because it holds, yet you can run your hands through it if you need to – it has a light hold, not too heavy.”
Unwash Dry Cleanser ($24)
Unwash Dry Cleanser
“This dry shampoo’s lightweight formula is not powdery and gives your hair a nice texture while absorbing oil.” MARK GARRISON, founder of Mark Garrison Salon and hairstylist to Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Judd, and Sandra Bullock >> MA RK’ S CELEB PICKS
Photo 7 Hydrating Day Cream ($29)
“I’ve used this for 25 years to hydrate hair, cut down static, and prevents frizz. I use a tiny amount (pea size) and run it through wet or dry hair, mid-shaft to ends. I avoid roots on volume challenged heads of hair.”
Shu Uemura Kaze Wave Sensual Curl Texturizing Foam ($39)
Kérastase Paris Materialiste
“This is the best in the category of curl definer/enhancer. It gives hold but stays flexible and it never gets crunchy like most curl enhancers do. Also, it keeps hair shiny. Use a golf ball size and work it through hair – you’ll have touchable, soft curls that resist humidity!” Creative Professional Wet Dry Detangling Brush ($17.90)
“I love this brush because it doesn’t break hair when detangling after shampooing and conditioning. Always start from the ends and 30 | SUMMER 2017 woodbury
work up. This brush is much better than a wide tooth comb for detangling because the soft, flexible bristles remove tangles easily without snagging the hair.” Josie Maran Argan Oil ($48)
“This oil has conditioning and repairing properties and lots of vitamin E. I love it best to work through dry, frizzy, damaged hair before I blow dry. Use sparingly and not on roots.” MATT FUGATE, Kérastase consulting hairstylist and stylist to Blake Lively, Karlie Kloss and Lea Michele >>MATT’ S CEL E B P I C K S
Kérastase Paris Materialiste ($22)
“This product redefines a thickening gel. It immediately leaves the hair feeling and looking visibly thicker without any stickiness, and it’s foolproof to apply.” Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizer Spray ($25)
“This is my favorite dry texturizer at the moment because it just adds “umph” to the hair. This spray allows for the hair to still move freely and the scent is great.” Sam Brocato Cloud Nine Conditioning Mousse ($20.95)
“Sam Brocato’s Cloud Nine Conditioning Mousse is basically a whipped conditioner, making it perfect for thick, unruly or overprocessed hair.” Shu Uemera Volume Maker ($48)
“This is the most genius dry shampoo with an amazing applicator. I love the brush and the way it creates a backcomb-like effect to the hair.” ■
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EASTPORT, NY — GREAT LOCATION Beautifully-maintained Contemporary surrounded by lush mature landscaping on 1.4 acres. Custom-designed cedar home with a large living room with a dual sided brick fireplace, yearround solarium, additional loft space, 3 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths. Complete with an 18 x 36 ft. heated pool, finished basement and 2-car garage. SD #12. MLS# 2918532. $715,000.
LLOYD HARBOR, NY Built at a level of quality and craftsmanship that represents the area’s best talents. Extraordinary location. Highest quality materials and one-of-a-kind features. State-of-the-art kitchen and exquisite marble baths. 2+ acres with guest studio, in-ground gunite pool and pool house. Culde-sac location. Close to beach and dock (dues req’d). CSH SD #2. MLS# 2905490. $4,295,000.
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OLD WESTBURY, NY — “PINETREE” Magnificently renovated dramatic Contemporary, perfectly and privately located on 2.6 acres. custom built ins and architectural detail set this home apart from all the rest. Fabulous flow for entertaining. Stone patios, in-ground pool, guest/pool house, tennis and generator. Must be seen. SD #2. MLS# 2921850. $3,100,000.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY — “LE SERENITE” Magnificent waterfront Estate with water views from almost every room. A boating enthusiast’s haven with 150 ft. of deep water bulkheading, boat lift and 2 docks. This lavish 7-bedroom, 6.5-bath home also offers a 50 ft. long Olympic saltwater pool; octagonal spa and Har Tru tennis court and 3-car garage. SD #2. MLS# 2921421. $4,995,000.
Frances Covello, 516.922.9155 ext.145, c.516.359.7779
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WOODBURY, NY Welcome to this magnificent home, mid-block prime location of The Castles. This impeccably maintained home offers a European granite kitchen with a fabulous layout for the entertainer, country club, yard with large bluestone slate patio, newer in-ground salt water pool and beautiful mature gardens surrounding home. Convenient to major highways, premier shopping and country clubs, this home is a must see. SD #2. MLS# P1281134. $1,100,000.
UPPER BROOKVILLE, NY – NEW CONSTRUCTION Outstanding craftsmanship and superb styling are integrated in this exceptional new brick Colonial. In a class of its own, there are walnut floors, white marble counters and backsplash in the kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 3 fireplaces and 3 terraces. Also a theater, concession area and more. In the acclaimed Locust Valley School District. SD #3. MLS# 2891269. $4,958,888. Suzi Chase, 516.759.4800 ext.107, c.516.606.5151
Kathleen Pisani, 516.677.0030 ext.203, c.516.359.9499
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MARCO BICEGO Unico hand-crafted earrings in 18kt yellow gold with aquamarine and pink tourmaline quartz, $10,350; Saks Fifth Avenue New York
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SMART ASSISTANTS COME HOME
BY ANDREW MOORE-CRISPIN
MART HOME ASSISTANTS CREATED A CATEGORY THAT WAS ONLY REALLY STARTING TO GERMINATE THIS TIME LAST YEAR. NOW, THESE HANDY HOME HELPERS ARE SEEMINGLY CROPPING UP EVERYWHERE.
If dystopian sci-fi has taught me anything (and I need to believe that it has), it’s that this is how it all starts. These innocuous little home assistants come into our lives and offer solutions to problems we didn’t even realize we had. They ingratiate themselves by being ridiculously polite, inordinately helpful and smarter than they have any right to be. They listen as we bark commands and they do their best to oblige. More often than not, they get it right. Later though, once we’re all comfortable sharing our heart’s desires with these tiny pieces of tech, they turn on us and, armed with their collective learnings and smarts, they enslave humankind. Chin up though: Some hero or other will step in and save us at a critical point in the story arc. If not, let me just state this for the record: I for one welcome our new artificially intelligent overlords.
THE SMART HOME
AMAZON ECHO, $179.99 AMAZON.COM/ECHO
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voice control home. This one is capable of filling the whole room with sound. Alexa is the name of the smart, anthropomorphic home assistant. Wake her up by saying “Alexa” then follow it up with whatever command you desire. “Alexa, what’s on my calendar for today?” “Alexa, do I need an umbrella?” “Alexa, set a timer for 12 minutes.” “Alexa, play (your favorite album, artist, genre, era or style of music).” Try “Alexa, open the pod bay doors.” Even without any smart home gear (like connected light bulbs, thermostats and the like) to control, Alexa is a worthy home helper. You can add events to a calendar, create a shopping list and more. You can even order stuff from Amazon (naturally). Say, “Alexa, order laundry detergent” and she’ll make her best guess as to what kind of laundry detergent you’d prefer based on your order history and what’s popular on the site. She’ll check with you that you’re happy with what she’s ordering on your behalf and then boom, it’ll show up at your door. Magic. Capitalistic magic. Amazon Echo
Home automation has long been the dream of the tech obsessed. Until smart home assistants hit the scene though, home automation required a fair sized capital outlay and some serious commitment. Home automation required dedicated wiring, specialized equipment and hard-wired control panels in multiple rooms. Home assistants make home automation more accessible than ever before. All you really need is Wi-Fi. Smart light bulbs, thermostats, locks, fans and outlets are all ready to be controlled with our home assistants, make automation much more simple and way less costly than the custom-designed solutions that, until recently, were our only real choice. A few smart home gadgets plus a voice controlled central command (both of which we’ll cover in this column, how terribly convenient) are your best bets for a smart home that obeys your every command.
ITH GOOGLE’S DATA MASTERY, YOU CAN ALSO GET A LOCAL TRAFFIC REPORT SO YOU CAN BE PREPARED FOR WHAT AWAITS YOU OUT THERE ON THE ROAD. Alexa can also learn new skills. That’s really what sets her apart from other contenders for the home assistant crown. Skills are analogous to apps on your phone; they expand Alexa’s capabilities while at the same time, feeling like an integrated part of the experience. Skills mean that the things Alexa can do out of the box aren’t all she can do; she’s always ready to learn something new. Skills from Uber and Lyft let you order a ride. The Jeopardy skill gives you six new questions (or are they answers?) every weekday. You can play using just your voice while preparing dinner. Or if you don’t feel like making dinner, you can order up your favorite pie with Pizza Hut or Domino’s skills. The Trackr skill helps you find the phone that fell between the couch cushions. There are many more skills, easily enabled from the Alexa app on your smartphone.
AMAZON ECHO DOT, $49.99 AMAZON.COM/ECHODOT
Amazon Echo Dot does everything the fullsized Echo can do, just more quietly and for less than a third the price. While the Echo Dot is a stand-alone unit, it is designed to be an add-on to the larger Echo. Dot has the same music playing capabilities as the full-sized Echo, it just doesn’t have the speaker to do your music justice. It can pair with a Bluetooth speaker but it’s really best suited as a room-specific assistant. Handy if you want to set an alarm in your bedroom, get the weather and your daily briefing before you crawl out of bed, for example.
Amazon Echo Dot
GOOGLE HOME, $129.99 GOOGLE.COM/HOME
Home has Google’s undeniable search smarts to back it up. Over the course of 20 years, we’ve fed Google so much information about
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Nest Learning Thermostat
SMART SWITCH TURNS JUST ABOUT ANY OLD ELECTRICAL OUTLET INTO A SMART OUTLET. PLUG IN ANY APPLIANCE AND IT’S NOW “SMART.”
ourselves that it’s a wonder Home isn’t sentient already. Google Home looks nicer than the black obelisk that is the Echo and the high-tech puck that is the Echo Dot. It’s also customizable to match your home decor. This svelte white piece looks a bit like a lamp base. The colorful dots tell you when Home is listening and when it’s working. The speaker section can be covered up with one of several different decorative grilles. Speaking of speakers, they pack a punch and pump out a lot of great sound. Home is a little smarter out of the box than Echo. Wake her up by saying, “OK, Google” or “Hey, Google” then follow up with what you’d like to know. You can add stuff to your Google Calendar, keep a shopping list, control your connected home gear and much more. With Google’s data mastery, you can also get a local traffic report so you can be prepared for what awaits you out there on the road. She’ll play music, answer questions and much more. Google Home can’t learn any new skills, though, unless they’re coming directly from the Google mothership in the form of a software update.
WeMo Mini Smart Plug
What good is a super-smart home assistant without some gear for it to control? Well, it’s not like it’s no good... but it could definitely be better. Let’s take a look at just a few of the options. NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT, $249.99 NEST.COM
WEMO MINI SMART PLUG, $34.99 WEMO.COM
This is the third generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat. While it may not look very different from the previous generation, it has a bigger screen and more brains. Even the first generation Nest, released in late 2011, can be controlled using a voice assistant. Use commands like “Set the main floor temperature to 72°” or “What’s the temperature in the house” or “Raise the temperature two degrees” or “Lower the temperature three degrees” and so on. If there are multiple zones in the house controlled by multiple Nest thermostats, your assistant will know them by name, so you can also say “Raise the upstairs temperature” and your gear will oblige by nudging the second floor thermostat up by two degrees. PHILIPS HUE, $199.99 PHILIPS.COM/HUE
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
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MR COFFEE WITH WEMO, $149.99 MRCOFFEE.COM/WEMO
Imagine a world where you roll out of bed, ask your smart lights to mimic the sunrise and then ask your smart home assistant to put on a pot of coffee. It bears mentioning that, of course, you still have to put the coffee in place the night before and make sure there’s enough water in the little removable water reservoir. No one has solved for that yet. Still, you get to say, “Make coffee,” and the coffee maker turns on and does what coffee makers do best. This coffee maker is also particularly nice to look at, all sleek lines and stainless steel. The carafe is an insulated one so instead of sitting on a hot plate and burning for an hour, your coffee stays respectable and hot for several hours.
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Mr Coffee with WeMo
voice control via a home assistant, smart lights come into their own. Just say, “Turn on the living room lights” and on they come. “Dim the living room lights 50%” and down they go. In the morning, say “Turn on wake up in the bedroom” and the lights slowly come on, using natural shades moving from red to yellow to kickstart your circadian rhythm. You can even set different colored light modes and brightnesses and name them whatever you want. “Turn on ‘relax’ in the den,” “Turn on sexy time in the bedroom,” or whatever strikes your fancy.
When smart light bulbs first hit the scene, they were a great idea in need of a killer app. The ability to turn on or dim the light from a smartphone is neat, but the good old fashioned light switch seems to handle that just fine. With
A smart switch, like this one, turns just about any old electrical outlet into a smart outlet and any appliance you then plug into it into a smart appliance. There is some initial setup involved, getting the switch to see the Wi-Fi network and vice versa. Once that’s completed, you can give the switch a name in the WeMo app and start controlling whatever you like with your voice. “Turn on TV,” or “Turn on the kettle,” are a couple of good examples. “Turn on the patio lights” is another. Where other Wi-Fi controlled switches are often large, ungainly affairs, the WeMo Mini is, well, miniature by comparison. RACHIO SMART SPRINKLER CONTROLLER $249.99, RACHIO.COM
If you’ve got a lawn and you’re tired of watering the thing, the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is a great development. If you’ve got an in-ground irrigation system, Rachio takes control and puts everything into a useful app. With a little system setup, you’ll be able to bend water to your command. Ask Rachio to water the
HE IDEA IS TO CANCEL OUT WHATEVER OTHER NOISES YOU MIGHT BE TRYING TO SLEEP THROUGH WITH ONE OF 15 RELAXING SOUNDSCAPES.
backyard or the front yard or the side yard or really, any yard (or yard zone) at all. You can also find out if the sprinklers ran today by just asking Alexa or Google Home. Beats going outside and trying to figure it out yourself. NIGHTINGALE, $249.99 CAMBRIDGESOUND.COM/NIGHTINGALE
Nightingale is a sleep aid with some smart integration by way of Alexa. Consider this a white noise generator for the modern age. The package consists of two Nightingale units. Plug one in on each side of the room and choose your sleeping soundscape (“Alexa, ask Nightingale to play goodnight”). The idea is to cancel out whatever other noises you might be trying to sleep through with one of 15 relaxing soundscapes. With two units in the room, the maker, Cambridge Sound Management (CSM), calls it an “ambient sound blanket.” It’s a slightly weird name
for sound science because it’s is coming from all around, there’s no specific sound source for your brain to want to pinpoint. So instead of spinning up, it can shut down and let you rest while whatever soundscape you chose drowns out distracting noise.
C BY GE LED TABLE LAMP, $200 CBYGE.COM
There are lights you can control with Alexa and then there are lights you can control with Alexa built into the light (that you can control with Alexa). The C by GE Table Lamp is a striking piece. Not something to hide away, like you might want to do with a standard Amazon Echo speaker. This lamp incorporates the full Alexa Voice Service but rather than a little flashing ring of light letting you know she’s listening, you get a big, beautiful...uhh, ring of light. ■
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($595) at Tory Burch Americana Manhasset. Jerome Dreyfuss Twee mini print denim split suede bag ($535) at jerome-dreyfuss.com. Michele: Karla Colletto off-the-shoulder swimsuit ($403) and PilyQ white crocheted shorts ($80) at Jerrie Shop. Creatures of Comfort small blue suede malia bag ($380) at Field of View. Leslie: Apiece Apart chambray tank top ($185) at Field of View. McGuire embroidered cutoff shorts ($220) at EntrĂŠe. Lizzie Fortunato navy beaded tassel earrings ($220) at Field of View. Urban Expressions vegan flower child bucket bag ($88) at Mixology. Cara: Ella Moss red ruffled tank top ($138) at Clubhouse Kids. Klique B. white ripped jeans cutoff shorts ($42) at Mixology. Pom Pom drop earrings ($36) at Meringue. NO 21 Lady Glitter sandals ($650) at Jildor. Shana: Rails denim romper ($178) at Mixology. Blue Nautical yellow striped bikini top ($138) at Jerrie Shop. Star Mella totsi clutch ($80) at Maddyâ€™s 390.
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AVA, 5 PilyQ rainbow lace swimsuit ($72) and Mel by Melissa bow flip flops ($58) at Tutti Bambini.
JULIA, 2 Sunuva pop star swimsuit ($52) and Mini Melissa gold jelly sandals ($58) at Tutti Bambini.
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Cinq Ã Sept Luna fuchsia strapless dress ($465) at Neiman Marcus. Christian Louboutin Antigua Bay cork sandals ($895) at christianlouboutin.com. Edie Parker Jean picnic clutch ($1295) at edie-parker. com. Lizzie Fortunato navy lacquer choker ($460) at Field of View.
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Vintage Havana foil trim t-shirt ($46) and Honey Belle olive foil shorts ($36) at Clubhouse Kids. Kendall + Kylie Shiloh sandals ($125) at Jildor. iLD red silk tassel necklace ($134) at Field of View.
ARIELLA, 9 Vintage Havana camo tank ($42), Tractr cut off shorts ($46) and TKEES star sandals ($44) all at Clubhouse Kids.
BROOKE, 8 Play Six navy striped romper ($38) and TKEES star sandals ($38) at Clubhouse Kids.
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Salvatore Ferragamo strapless hand-painted dress ($4850) at Salvatore Ferragamo Americana Manhasset. Devi Kroell wood and stone clutch ($350). Vintage diamond encrusted wood drop earrings ($700) at Revival Boutique. Sicilian Gypsies stone cocktail ring ($169) at Meringue.
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Central Park West army dress ($155) at Meringue. Giselle lucrezia straw tote ($195) at Maddyâ€™s 390. Avec Moderation Bora Bora slide ($375) and Shashi rope and chain bracelet ($66) at Field of View.
BRANDON, 2 Wes and Willy aloha pineapple rash guard ($30), pineapple swim trunks ($36) and Havaianas flip flops ($20) all at Clubhouse Kids.
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John + Jenn tank dress ($175) at EntrĂŠe. Lanvin gold deco sandals ($795) at Jildor. Alexander McQueen fabric clutch ($400) at Revival Boutique. Lizzie Fortunato mint green feathered fringe earrings ($185) at Field of View.
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SHAY, 7 David Charles pink satin party dress ($172) at Tutti Bambini. Badgley Mischka silver gladiator sandals ($60) at One Small Step.
ZARA, 4 Lili Gaufrette pink party dress ($132) at Please Mom. Naturino flower sandals ($75) at One Small Step.
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Roland Mouret navy dress ($2390) at Neiman Marcus. Chanel Camellia sandals ($550) at Revival Boutique. Edie Parker Lara Backlit clutch in cornflower ($1195) at edie-parker.com. Beyer 701 earrings ($169) and Sicilian Gypsies stone ring ($169) at Meringue.
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Jay Godfrey coral satin romper ($319) and gold cuff ($79) at Meringue. Schutz Bendy multi colored wedge ($240) at Jildor. iLD gold and coral drop earrings ($88) at Field of View.
Gab & Kate Deep Sea romper ($62) and Suzette ladder bra ($18) at Mixology. Tory Burch Patos sandal ($195) at Jildor.
Crewcuts by J.Crew Stanton chino shorts ($39.50) and short-sleeve shirt in check ($36.50) at jcrew.com. Vans classic slip ons ($40) at One Small Step.
Sarah Dahl Ocean Breeze romper ($72) at Mixology. Rodebjer Kath sandals ($270) at Field of View.
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Tadashi Shoji tealength animal tulle and mesh dress ($269) at tadashishoji.com. Christian Louboutin cherry sandals ($895) at christianlouboutin.com. Shashi Isabella ear cuff ($96) at Field of View.
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Montage Kapalua Bay
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HAWAii WHETHER YOU’RE SEEKING A FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUMMER VACATION, A ROMANTIC COUPLES ESCAPE OR A THRILLING ADVENTURE, THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
Hawaii Tourism Authority
BY MCLEAN ROBBINS
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Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
ISLAND HOPPING ENCOURAGED
Five of Hawaii’s eight islands are popular with visitors – Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Lanai. Each has a distinct personality, offering unique environments, activities and cultures. We break down the important details for each, highlighting new favorites and must-visit attractions, as well as tips on when and how to visit.
HAWAII VIRGIN: OAHU
Even if you’ve never been to Hawaii, chances are that many of the famous sites you’ve heard of are on Oahu, the quintessential “Hawaii” of vacation photos and movies. Here, you’ll find sites like Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, and most of Hawaii’s residents. Perfect for families and first-time visitors, Oahu offers something for everyone, and conveniently offers the most direct flights of any Hawaiian island. It’s also a perfect home base to start an inter-island adventure.
the heart of Waikiki, with views of the famed Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. Those seeking nightlife would prefer The Modern, which is perfectly positioned near Ala Moana, the island’s largest outdoor shopping center with stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. For dinner, try the International Marketplace in Waikiki; we love Stripsteak, a Michael Mina restaurant; Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi (of Roy’s restaurant fame) or highend dim sum at Yauatcha. For something a bit off the beaten path, try James Beard nominated Senia, in the island’s Chinatown. DON’T MISS: A tour of the famed Pearl Har-
bor naval base is a must-visit during your
trip to Oahu, and it’s not just for history buffs; we’d suggest a guided tour. For Pearl Harbor and beyond, we love the experiences from Luxe Travel Hawaii, which can be personalized to suit your needs. If you’re in town on the last Friday of the month, visit Eat the Street at Kaka’ako Waterfront Park, where more than 40 food trucks show off signature Hawaiian dishes while you enjoy the sounds of a live DJ. You’ll also want to catch the sunset – the Lanikai Pillboxes are worth the hike for the perfect view. For active adventurers, a hike up the Koko Head Stairs for a 360 degree island experience, snorkeling in Haunama Bay or a visit to the less touristy North Shore are a
STAY HERE: One of our favorites for families
is the Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina, opened last May on the island’s western shore, about 35 minutes from Honolulu and Waikiki. Take advantage of one of the island’s best spas, an 18-hole golf course by Ted Robinson, and an onsite helicopter, perfect for getting to the North Shore in style. Aulani, a Disney resort, is also popular with families. For more of an urban experience, quintessential Hawaiian gem Halekulani is perfectly positioned in
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Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina
Montage Kapalua Bay
must. Face your fear of heights with a jump into the water from the Waimea Bay Rock. GETTING HERE: There are two nonstop daily flights (just under 10 hours) from New York area airports. Hawaiian/JetBlue flies out of JFK, while United flies from Newark. Delta, Alaska, Virgin, American and several other lines offer one-stop flights. Expect to pay between $800 and $1000 for coach fares. WHEN TO VISIT: Hawaii sees the most rain during the winter months, particularly on the leeward (east) side. Typically, however, rain is limited to a brief afternoon shower. For the best prices, enjoy deals during April-May and August-November, and the summer months see the least amount of rain, but also the highest temperatures. Surfers will want to visit during the winter, however, as the best waves happen between December and mid-February.
PRIVACY SEEKER: LANAI
One of the few places in the country without any traffic lights, the tiny island of Lanai is perfect for honeymooners and privacy seekers. STAY HERE: Luxury seekers should look no further than Four Seasons Resort Lanai, which completed a massive renovation in 2016. Owned by Oracle titan Larry Ellison, the resort is a billionaire’s playground, offering perks like a Nobu restaurant and a challenging cliffside golf course. Guests even enjoy a private airport lounge to ensure the trip ends in style.
MAUI OFFERS SOME OF HAWAII’S BEST HOTELS – AND CHOOSING A FAVORITE IS OFTEN A VERY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Montage Kapalua Bay
DON’T MISS: Most visitors come for the beaches, the crashing waves, and the privacy of the island, but Lanai does offer some mustvisit sites as well. Don’t miss the Garden of the Gods, best visited at sunset, when the prehistoric rocks begin to glow with the reds, purples and oranges of the sun setting against the water. By day, you’ll catch a glimpse of nearby island Molokai. Rich in Hawaiian tradition, legend has it that Kawelo, a Hawaiian priest, kept fire burning on the altar of the garden, and as long as the fire burned, the island would have prosperity. Active visitors also love the Jack Nicklaus championship golf course and Peter Burwash tennis facility at the Four Seasons. Whale watching is also a popular activity from December through May, with the best months between January and early April. GETTING HERE: Hawaiian Airlines offers
multiple daily nonstop from Honolulu (just 30 minutes), making this an easy add-on to any island vacation. You can also fly or take a ferry from Maui.
BEACH BUM: MAUI
Hawaii’s second largest island is home to some of the world’s best beaches, the famed road to Hana, and more luxury hotels than you can possibly stay in during a single visit. Quite possibly our favorite Hawaiian island, Maui feels less touristy than Oahu yet offers more to do than smaller islands like Kauai or Lanai. For a longer visit, we’d split time between the buzzy Wailea and the quieter and more remote woodbury SUMMER 2017 | 61
Four Seasons Hualalai
Four Seasons Hualalai
Kapalua. STAY HERE: Maui offers some of Hawaii’s
best hotels – and choosing a favorite is often a very personal experience – Andaz Wailea offers great value, modern rooms, and a central location, while the Four Seasons Resort at Wailea is a grand resort with Maui’s largest rooms. For the ultimate in luxurious privacy, we love the Montage Kapalua Bay’s spacious residential-style suites, which are perfect for multi-generational or family visits. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalaua is also a nice choice, particularly on the club level, which offers daily menu presentations and drinks as well as extra concierge services.
ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO SEE KAUAI IS BY AIR. THE ISLAND ITSELF IS MOUNTAINOUS AND MOSTLY UNTOUCHED.
visitors alike. By day, you’ll want to get out and about. For guided sightseeing, book with Open Eye Tours – experienced guide Pono Fried has been working on the island for more than 40 years. The Road to Hana is another must-do (we’d suggest renting a car) but plan to drive just a section (without stops, the road is about 3.5 hours) or budget an overnight to really explore. We like the eco-chic wellness resort Travaasa Hana. Looking for an excuse to plan a Maui visit soon? The popular Maui Film Festival hits at the end of June. GETTING HERE: Major West Coast cities offer daily nonstop flights; it’s also easy to hop over from Honolulu or other islands.
DO THIS: One of our favorite areas is the small
locals town of Paia (five minutes from the famous Mama’s Fish House, one of our favorite restaurants on Maui), and home to the gorgeous beaches of Ho’okipa and Baldwin. Grab breakfast or a snack at Paia Bowls, owned by local surfers. Ask Learn 2 Kite Maui for kiteboarding, SUP or surfing lessons or to arrange a private trip to see the island’s best snorkel and dive areas. In Lahaina, don’t miss one of Mark Ellman’s restaurants – Honu, Mala’s, or Frida’s. Owned by a couple who have lived on Maui for more than three decades, these local staples are loved by locals and
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FOR CREATIVE EXPLORERS: KAUAI
The oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, guests to Kauai often visit for the dramatic cliffs and natural beauty. Perfect for the “experienced” Hawaiian traveler, Kauai is popular with honeymooners and visitors who have seen and done it all on Oahu or the Big Island and are seeking rest and relaxation with an active bent.
STAY HERE: Welcoming and authentic, Kauai doesn’t offer the same level of luxury properties as some other islands, but it nevertheless has charm. We love the value for the quality
travel of the Sheraton Kauai as well as the boutique chic feel of Koa Kea. New resort Koloa Landing, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, also boasts large, well-appointed rooms. But don’t worry – you’ll spend most of your days outdoors. DON’T MISS: One of the best ways to see
Kauai is by air. We’d book with Island Helicopters, the only company on the island that can land at Jurassic Falls, home to the famed waterfall in the Jurassic Park movie. The island itself is mountainous and mostly untouched – plan an ATV adventure to explore parts not easily accessed on foot – we like Kipu Ranch. Waimea Canyon, Hawaii’s version of the Grand Canyon, is also a must-see. On the way, stop to pick up a box lunch or poke (a local delicacy of fresh chopped fish) from Ishihara Market. If you’d like a more leisurely day, don’t miss the Kukuiula Farmers Market on Wednesdays – it’s a great place to find a local treat to take home. GETTING HERE: Enjoy daily nonstop flights
from Honolulu and the Big Island on Island Air.
BIG ISLAND IS ALSO HOME TO KILAUEA, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ACTIVE VOLCANOES, AS WELL AS KONA, AN AREA FAMOUS FOR ITS FANTASTIC COFFEE. ACTIVE ADVENTURER: BIG ISLAND
Hawaii, also known as “Big Island” is named for (you guessed it)… its size. It’s also home to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, as well as Kona, an area famous for its fantastic coffee. STAY HERE: It’s no secret that Four Seasons has
Hawaii’s best hotels, and Big Island’s version, Hualalai, is one of the finest. The nearly 300room resort is large, but the intimate two-story bungalow layout makes it feel intimate and private. New luxury adventures (like a brand new 27-hour overnight helicopter trip to an active volcano) make it perfect for guests looking to go
over the top. Fairmont Orchid, on the Kohala Coast, is also a favorite – book on the concierge level Gold Floor for extra perks and newly renovated rooms. Mauna Kea, in Waimea, is also popular at a slightly lower price point. DON’T MISS: In our opinion, coffee and
volcanoes are two of the best reasons to visit big Island. Greenwell Farms, near Kona, offers daily tours that educate visitors with a walking tour of the coffee fields. If you can, visit on Thursdays, when the Kona Historical Society bakes and sells traditional Portuguese bread onsite. In terms of dining, the aptly named Da Poke Shack is a must visit. Big Island has Hawaii’s only currently active volcanoes, of which Kilauea is the most active. You’ll likely even be able to see lava in the Kilauea crater, or try Lava Boat Tours to see the lava flow into the ocean.
Most visitors will arrive to Kona, in the West, although Hilo, on the island’s east side, offers daily flights as well. Fly direct to Kona from major West Coast cities, or on a quick flight from Honolulu, or catch flight from LA direct into Hilo. ■
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BY ALLISON WILDERMUTH PHOTOS BY NICK JOHNSON
A sports retreat, its structure inspired by a potato barn, has areas for relaxing and entertaining as well as exercising.
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A HAMPTONS SPORTS BARN OFFERS AN ENERGIZING AND RELAXING RETREAT ON AN EXPANSIVE FAMILY COMPOUND
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ome of the most luxurious structures are rooted in the humblest of origins. In the case of one couple seeking to create a year-round getaway for its multigenerational family out East, the ultimate retreat arose from what was once a potato field. And one of the most delightful buildings on the property, the sports barn, derives its name and inspiration from the spuds that were once harvested on the land. Unlike other large Long Island land parcels that have been subdivided, this 20-acre property, which includes a pond and a protected six-acre agricultural preserve, belongs to a single owner who had outgrown a vacation retreat in Sagaponack and wanted plenty of room for four generations to spread out, have fun and celebrate the holidays. The site includes a main house, pool house, garage and the sports barn, with room to grow. The property provided a “once in a lifetime opportunity to envision a single compound,” said architect Kevin Clark, a principal at Historical Concepts, an architectural firm headquartered in Atlanta with an office in Manhattan. The firm has worked in the Northeast for nearly 15 years and is also currently working on a master planning project for the Hampton Bays downtown, so it is familiar with the lay of the land.
IT WAS MEANT TO BE LESS REFINED AND MORE RELAXED THAN THE MAIN HOUSE Nonetheless, the sports barn concept was a new one for Clark, the architect admitted. When asked to define a sports barn, he described it as a retreat from the main house where the family can exercise, play and relax. It was a key part of the compound design, he added. A synthetic surface tennis court lies just outside the rear door. Inside the three-story, 8,500-square-foot structure there is a pool, a sauna, a steam room, a treatment room, a gym and a locker room. There is also office space and, because the sports barn can double as a party barn, it has a vaulted sitting area, a catering kitchen and plenty of room for entertaining. Designer Steven Gambrel of S.R. Gambrel Inc. in Manhattan, who created the interiors of the sports barn said the concept created a compelling guest house experience by combining the living space, office space, sports space and party space around the guest quarters. “I have worked on a few similar projects but none that has such a unique hybrid of uses as this one,” he said.
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The main area of the barn serves several functions: eating and entertaining spaces double as work areas; a cobblestone path and a bluestone ramp, both lead to the entrance of the barn.
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THE MAIN FLOOR IS WHERE THE FAMILY GATHERS TO RELAX AND ENTERTAIN While the main house was built in the classic American cottage style, Clark said he wanted the sports barn to be “a step down from that,” utilizing an agrarian concept. Situated roughly 250 feet from the main house, the sports barn arose from an empty field surrounded by farmland, and Clark’s first thought was “classic Hamptons barn.” Although no barn existed on the property, it served as the inspiration for the building. “It was meant to look like it could have been on the property,” said Clark. “We wanted it to be obvious and connected, that it was part of the master plan but also far enough away [from the main house] to be a real retreat.” Just as the original farmers would have built the main part of the barn and then extended it as needed for food storage, the sports barn has a main central mass and a telescoping wing that can continue to grow as the family does. The exterior is done in a classic barn style, with random width, board-on-board siding that will weather well, and floor to ceiling windows and big sliding doors on its front and side entries. “We wanted the building to appear as an agrarian structure, in hopes of disguising its scale in the landscape,” Gambrel said. “It was meant to be less refined and more relaxed than the main house so it could be enjoyed in a variety of ways.”
In the front of the barn on the lower level is the 50 foot indoor pool, which was dug into the ground like a potato cellar. “The pool is a unique and cool space,” said Clark, and is his favorite feature of the sports barn. Because it is sunken into the stone floor, the pool doesn’t overwhelm the space, he said, while a skylight that runs the full length of it provides plenty of light and welcomes swimmers even in the wintertime. That is a key point of differentiation, according to Clark. Most indoor pools are part of a glassed in, conservatory-like setting, he said, which can seem cold and remote when there is snow on the ground. This pool is warm and inviting year-round. On the same level are a spa area that includes the sauna/steam room and the treatment room with a massage table. The floors on the pool level are made of slate as part of the “wet zone,” Clark said, while the floors on the other levels are wood. The main floor is where the family gathers to relax and entertain. The homeowners wanted to divide the barn into separate zones so the kids could have their fun and the adults could have their peace. The tennis courts and the pool are the loud and wet entertainment areas; the
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POCKET DOORS THAT RESEMBLE BARN DOORS CAN CLOSE OFF EACH INDIVIDUAL OFFICE FOR PRIVACY sauna and steam room offer a Zen-like retreat; and the main living area provides a calm and quiet place to read, entertain and work. An upper dormer space houses a gym, while a locker room on the main level accommodates all athletes and exercisers. The sitting room sports a beachy vibe with a vaulted, beamed space made from light-stained wood along with overstuffed couches in lightcolored fabric, a textural rug, and large wood and metal orb pendants hanging from the double-story space. Gambrel complemented the clients’ existing pair of slipcovered sofas, dining and coffee tables with vintage finds, including a pair of Bielecky Brothers wicker side tables; three mid-century modern nesting tables and Las Palmas chairs, all in cerused oak (a technique by which white lead or paint fills the pores in a piece of wood to accentuate the grain); a large ceramic lamp by Design Technics and Martz ceramic lamps. There are also six additional vintage chairs upholstered in black leather. The gray sisal area rug, sofa and chair pillows, and matchstick blinds are all custom-made. Gambrel accessorized the room with Arteriors wooden vases, a Lillian August industrial studded side table and Serena & Lily baskets.
The sitting room doubles as an eating area with a simple wood table and chairs on one end (the tables can double as a work space for meetings). French doors on the other end of the sitting room lead to a series of three offices set up railway-style under a low, sloping ceiling in contrast to the vaulted space before it, which makes the workspace “feel like it is tucked into this nook,” Clark said. Pocket doors that resemble barn doors can close off each individual office for privacy or open to create one long open space for large meetings or gatherings. The kitchen is used mainly for parties and get-togethers, and it is set off from the rest of the house with sliding doors. “We wanted it to be as efficient as possible,” Clark said, explaining the long galley space and the long center island, topped with honed calacatta marble, ideal for laying down platters of food and drinks or simply making a sandwich. There is grey and white custom cabinetry, a farm sink, two ovens and beveled grey subway tile from Ann Sacks lining the walls, bridging the gap between a utilitarian space and a family friendly room, and, like the rest of the barn, conveying a laid back and relaxing feel. ■
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TURNING THE PAGE:
by KARIN GREENBERG
TOP RANKING NEW READS
The Little French Bistro
by Nina George
It’s never too late to change your life. This is the resounding message in Nina George’s charming new book The Little French Bistro. At a time when women are fighting to be heard, this heartfelt story is a reminder that female empowerment is a vital force to be reckoned with. Marianne Messman has been in a loveless marriage for 41 years. Though she is verbally abused by an unfaithful husband, her lack of self-confidence causes her to stifle her own hopes and desires and dutifully play the role of good wife. During a trip to Paris, however, something within her breaks, and she decides to end it all. Her suicide attempt is unsuccessful and she winds up in a hospital, where she continues to feel the shame and sadness that has plagued her for years. Escaping through the streets of Paris, Marianne blindly moves toward an unknown destination, one that will allow her to be rid of her current life. When Marianne’s unconventional journey lands her in the small seaside town of Kerdruc, she finds herself a job as a cook, befriends a group of down-toearth locals, and begins a transformation that takes her deep within herself to unlock her hidden dreams. As she lets her guard down and connects to those around her, she uncovers talents that she forgot she had. In doing so, she becomes an indispensable player in the lives of her new friends. She lovingly assists Pascale, who suffers from dementia, gives relationship advice to her coworker, Jean-Remy, and becomes enamored with Yann, an artist whose work inspires her. Just as Marianne is reaching her stride, her past catches up with her, jeopardizing everything that she has worked so hard to accomplish. Though George’s writing tends to lapse into the sentimental, the contrived moments of love and enlightenment are easy to forgive in the scheme of the uplifting story. What readers will take away is the enchanting vibe of a romantic French town in Brittany and the hope that comes when women own up to their potential. 72 | SUMMER 2017 woodbury
The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon
In this compelling debut novel Siobhan Fallon follows the lives of two military families stationed in Amman, Jordan during the Arab Spring. While painting a stark picture of an insulated American community in the Middle East, she explores the intricate relationships that form among individuals who are thrown together in a highly charged, unfamiliar setting. Cassie Hugo has been living in Jordan for two years, dutifully following the rules and customs prescribed for American wives by the US Embassy. When Margaret and Crick Brickshaw arrive with their 14-month-old son, Mather, Cassie’s mundane routine is thrown off balance. Margaret, a quirky, harried mother whose deep insecurities are hidden by her friendly demeanor, clings to Cass. As their husbands attend to official business, the two women pass the time by exploring local sites and getting to know one another. Though Margaret’s refusal to rigidly follow the gender rules annoys Cass, it also intrigues her. To Cass, whose infertility has weighed down her marriage, it seems that the Brickshaws have the perfect life. What is behind Margaret’s public persona, however, is a much darker and complex set of feelings that originate in her own troubling childhood. It is not until the women get into a fender-bender, and Cass offers to watch Mather while Margaret pays the obligatory fine at the police station, that things get out of hand. As the hours tick by, and Margaret appears to have disappeared, Cass’s fear leads her to read her friend’s private journal. What she finds there is not at all what she expected. With her precise, discerning words, Fallon illuminates the details of daily life in a Jordanian town, as seen through the eyes of Americans. She uncovers the mystery behind the trials experienced by military spouses who are one step removed from the government mission that sent them there. As she delves deeply into the characters’ inner worlds, she shows the conflict that emerges when people attempt to merge the countless parts of their worlds. The Confusion of Languages is a page-turning story that highlights the human weaknesses that exist among all people, no matter what culture or religion.
Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin It is impossible not to fall in love with the eleven-year-old protagonist in Gail Godwin’s brilliant new book Grief Cottage. Through his precocious eyes, the delicate layers of the world are peeled back to reveal the rawness of emotion. Marcus Harshaw and his single mother struggle to make ends meet in their small apartment in Virginia. Marcus, an astute, curious learner who skipped a grade, is a dutiful son, handling the misfortunes of his life with dignity. When his mother dies suddenly, Marcus continues to act with grace, accepting his fate as he goes first to a foster home, and then to live with his only relative, a great aunt who is a reclusive artist on an island in South Carolina. It is here that Marcus learns about Grief Cottage, an abandoned house at the far side of the beach, from which a couple and their son disappeared during a devastating hurricane fifty years ago. Marcus fixates on the historical mystery as he adjusts to his new life on the beach. His mentors include Lachicotte Hayes, a longtime resident of the island, who becomes a father figure to Marcus, Mrs. Upchurch, an elderly neighbor who is mourning the death of her grown son and provides first hand insight into the island’s past, and Aunt Charlotte, whose solitary ways provide Marcus with the distance he needs, while also giving him a sense of stability. During Marcus’s first summer on the coast of South Carolina he observes the gestation of turtle embryos, monitors his aunt’s behavior, and performs chores around the house. All the while he is caught up in the parallel world of the missing teen whose ghost he believes he has had encounters with. His daily bikerides to the deserted house result in a shocking conclusion, after which Marcus is finally able to wrap up loose ties, moving past parts of his life that had been holed up inside of him. Godwin’s perfectly flowing prose reaches that elusive place where reality and fiction collide seamlessly. Her ability to infuse her characters and settings with a heartbreaking depth makes this novel unforgettable. ■
fitness BY SHARYN BERNARD
Stay Cool Stay Fit
SUMMERTIME LIVING IS EASY, ESPECIALLY HERE ON THE GOLD COAST. LONG, LINGERING DAYS AND SIMMERING, SULTRY NIGHTS. BUT THOSE FESTIVITIES COME WITH TEMPTATIONS – DELECTABLE GOODIES AND REFRESHING COCKTAILS – THAT CAN QUICKLY UNDO THE HARD WORK YOU HAD PUT IN TO GET BEACH BODY READY. There’s no need to let the heat derail your fitness goals. With planning and preparation, you can keep your shape and keep your cool. In fact, summer is the perfect time to hone that beach body and show it off. “Summer fitness keeps you bikini lean,” said Erin Oprea, top trainer known for giving Carrie Underwood and other celebrities their stage-ready bodies. “Let’s face it, everyone wants to feel their best when the clothes get skimpy. I always say that summer bodies are made in the winter, but why would you waste all that hard work?” Top trainers say common sense, a few good tips and some tricks up your sleeve can keep you fit all through the season. EARLY BIRD
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“There’s nothing less motivating than stepping outside in crazy heat for a workout,” said Anna Kaiser, an international fitness authority, dancer and choreographer who has trained Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Karlie Kloss and Sarah Jessica Parker.
I MAKE ICE CUBES OUT OF ELECTROLYTE BEVERAGES; I’LL ACTUALLY PUT SOME PROPEL IN ICE CUBE TRAYS THE NIGHT BEFORE AND USE THOSE IN MY WATER. —HARLEY PASTERNAK
Plan around the heat. “I try to get my workouts in the morning before the heat takes over,” said Astrid Swan, a Los Angeles-based personal trainer, fitness model and athlete. And don’t expend unnecessary energy. She suggests quick HIIT workouts and early runs on the beach. Overheating can happen quickly so don’t ignore the signs and most importantly, don’t think you’re immune to it. “Overheating can happen to anyone,” said Gunnar Peterson, a Beverly Hills author and trainer of athletes and celebrities – noting if you feel dizzy, nauseous, short of breath or get a headache, you’re already in trouble. He sees this a lot, particularly when people want to “undo” things they’ve done, like overindulge in food or drink. “Don’t be stupid. You can’t fix any fitness corner you’ve backed yourself into by overtraining in the heat.” If you are outside, carefully monitor your time in the sun and be certain there’s shade nearby for a break. “Make sure you don’t exercise in direct sun for longer than 30 minutes,” said Mark Langowski, a trainer and owner of Body by Mark Wellness who has coached celebrities, CEOs, athletes and models. If you’re a runner, use Map My Run to connect with other runners to scout out cooler routes.
fitness For outdoor workouts, what you wear can have a significant impact on your comfort level. “Wear light fabrics and technical fabrics that allow for cooling,” Harley Pasternak, author of The Body Reset Diet and trainer whose clients include Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Robert Downey Jr.
“Hydrate from start to finish,” Peterson said. “If you’re thirsty, you’re too late. Take a sip every couple of sets.” While water is his first choice, he notes that Propel now makes a zero-calorie electrolyte water that can help replenish your body. It’s important to track your water and keep it cold, so use the freezer to ensure you have cold water all day.
It should go without saying but of course, sunscreen is a must-have for your skin in the summer, just like wearing sun-protected clothes. “It’s a very smart idea to invest in sunwear,” said Ashley Borden, a Los Angeles trainer who counts Christina Aguilera, Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore and Ryan Gosling as clients. “You’ll be able to stay out in the sun longer while keeping your core temperature cooler and skin cancer at bay.” TRADING SPACES
It’s not a must to work out outdoors. Obviously a gym is the easiest option, but with travel, schedules and options available, it’s easier than ever to find new, cooler spaces for fitness. Take advantage of the beaches that surround us. “The best summer workout and one I do with all of my clients in the Hamptons is stand up paddle boarding,” Langowski said. “It’s the best total body workout you can do. Also, if you overheat, simply jump in the water.” Oprea seconds that. “Take your fitness to the water. I loved kayaking and boogie boarding as a kid and it’s a terrific workout.” Use the beach to your advantage – sand is a ready-made, no-equipment workout. “Sand is excellent for all fitness levels because you don’t have to have amazing stability in order to utilize the beach,” said Borden. “From walking to sprinting in the sand, your proprioception is elevated which helps you have more awareness of your body’s positioning without having to look at it and makes for a sweaty workout without the impact.” Home workouts are another smart choice. There’s no shortage of workout videos and on-demand programs that can keep you fit. Kaiser’s AKT on-demand fitness programs available via app and internet download features 150 different workouts. “You can do it inside, in air conditioning, in a hotel, on a yacht or anywhere.” “The power of the internet offers access to many workout options,” Swan said, noting her workouts are free online and many simply use body weight for quick, efficient HIIT workouts. THIRST QUENCHERS
One of the most critical aspects of summer fitness is proper hydration. Your workout will be more effective, easier on your body and keep you from feeling dizzy or lethargic through the process.
“I like to freeze my water bottles the night before and the next day let them thaw gradually,” Pasternak said. “I also make ice cubes out of electrolyte beverages; I’ll actually put some Propel in ice cube trays the night before and use those in my water.”
FOLLOW THIS HIIT WORKOUT THAT IS ALL BODY WEIGHT 5 X THROUGH. Start with 10 reps of each move, repeat right away 8 reps, 6, 4, and finally 2 reps of each exercise and then take in every second of summer!
1. Jumping jacks 2. Pushups (modify on knees) 3. Plank Jacks (in plank position, jack legs out and in) 4. Jump Squats (modify regular squats) 5. Burpees (modify step back and step up) Repeat 10, 8, 6, 4, 2! —ASTRID SWAN
Hydrating before a workout is even more important. “It’s not just what you do that day but what you do leading up to it,” said Oprea. “Yesterday is so important! How you fuel and drink will affect you.” Note that hydrating before (or during) does not include liquor or wine. “You may think wine is your friend, but it is not,” Oprea said. “It will drain you of energy and hydration.” “Stay away from the rosé” is Kaiser’s mantra – knowing full well the affinity for the libation in the summer. Try to at least have sparkling water in between drinks, she said. Or add some fresh juice to sparkling water with just a dash of tequila for a refreshing cocktail. You also need to hydrate your skin and keep it cool. Borden’s top tip is to keep hand towels in ice cold water so they are available to put across your neck to keep cool. “It really helps when you start overheating in summer activities.” YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Diet is another way to go seriously off the rails with fitness and hydration, particularly in the summer when you’re surrounded by cocktails and parties. It’s easy to get back on track, though. Stay away from salty or rich foods. “The heavier the food, the heavier and sweatier you will feel,” Oprea said. Plan ahead and bring food with you that will be satisfying and quenching. Try freezing grapes, blueberries or any other portable fruit for a quick, cool snack. “I also take cucumbers with me or add them or berries to water. It’s refreshing and makes it easier to drink,” Kaiser said. Add berries or cucumbers to ice cubes or water too. “They are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and they make the water taste even more refreshing,” Borden said. Make sure to take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables Long Island has to offer. “The great thing is in the Hamptons there are endless fruit stands,” Borden added. “If I’m out and about and get hungry, I’ll just stop at one.” ■ woodbury SUMMER 2017 | 75
BY BONNIE WITLER
BY MAYO CLINIC STAFF
GOOD NUTRITION IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF YOUR OVERALL HEALTH. A HEALTHY DIET SHOULD INCLUDE A VARIETY OF FOODS INCLUDING FRUITS, VEGETABLES, WHOLE GRAINS, LOW-FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS, LEAN PROTEINS AND HEALTHY FATS. THIS REGIMEN GIVES YOUR BODY THE NUTRIENTS AND ENERGY IT NEEDS TO FUNCTION PROPERLY. A WELL-BALANCED DIET IS ALSO VITAL FOR BUILDING YOUR BODY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HEALING POWER. THAT’S WHY NUTRITION CAN BE YOUR ALLY IN FIGHTING PAIN AND INFLAMMATION.
Is your diet helping... or hurting?
Research suggests that there’s a link between diet and inflammation, which is your body’s response to injury or infection. Inflammation causes heat, redness, swelling and pain in the affected part of the body. While this normal immune system response is important for healing, sometimes inflammation can become chronic. Long-term inflammation is linked to several diseases and conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease. Although the exact reason is unclear, it’s believed that certain foods offer protection against inflammation, while other foods might actually encourage inflammation.
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Pro-inflammatory foods: Pro-inflammatory foods are foods that can contribute to inflammation. Most processed foods are pro-inflammatory, as they tend to be high in unhealthy fats (including saturated and trans fats), added sugars, preservatives and refined carbohydrates. Deep-fried foods, pastries, processed cereals, white rice, white potatoes, white sugar, breads and red meat are also proinflammatory foods. Anti-inflammatory foods: The nutrients in some foods have anti-inflammatory or analgesic properties that can help relieve pain. Anti-inflammatory foods may include: Fish and other foods that contain omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats play a role in altering the
inflammatory process and regulation of pain. Salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel and herring are high in these fats. Soy-based foods, walnuts, pecans and ground flaxseed are also good sources of omega-3 fats. Antioxidant-rich foods. Colorful fruits and
vegetables such as leafy greens, avocados, beets and berries are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants can prevent, delay or repair some types of cell and tissue damage. Antioxidants include certain vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals such as vitamin C, vitamin E, carotene, lycopene and flavonoids. A wide variety of other foods are also rich in antioxidants such as lentils and beans, nuts and seeds, whole grains, green tea, and certain spices, such as ginger and turmeric.
nutrition STUDIES SHOW THAT PEOPLE WHO TAKE CERTAIN DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS BEFORE AND/OR AFTER SURGERY EXPERIENCE SEVERAL BENEFITS INCLUDING FEWER COMPLICATIONS FROM INFECTION, BETTER WOUND HEALING AND FASTER RECOVERY. Certain dietary supplements. Dietary supplements that have been shown to help provide a healthy balance of inflammatory chemicals in your body include the botanicals cat’s claw, devil’s claw, ginger root, turmeric and boswellia (frankincense). Other non-herbal dietary supplements such as omega-3 fish oil and antioxidants are helpful when you don’t get enough of these nutrients in your diet.
Always talk to your health care professional before starting any new regimen because some dietary supplements can interact with prescription medications.
Specific nutrients and botanicals
Even if you’re eating plenty of food, that doesn’t always translate to good nutrition. Due to poor eating habits and an abundance of foods that lack essential nutrients, many people aren’t getting adequate vitamins and minerals for optimal nutrition. These nutritional deficiencies can adversely impact many areas of your health and overall wellbeing, including your energy levels and mood, mental functioning, inflammation levels and immune response. Good nutrition can even affect how well your body recovers from an injury or surgery. In fact, studies show that people who take certain dietary supplements before and/or after surgery experience several benefits including fewer complications from infection, better wound healing and faster recovery. Below are some dietary supplements that can help with pain management. Talk to your health care professional about which ones might benefit you. Curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient
in the spice turmeric, which comes from a plant in the ginger family. Popular for centuries in Asia for its health benefits, turmeric recently has been the subject of much research in the western world. Preliminary studies suggest that curcumin (which is what gives turmeric its bright orange color) has a number of health-promoting benefits. For example, it helps your body maintain a normal response to inflammatory events such as reducing soreness and tenderness after strenuous physical activity or promoting healing after surgery or an injury.
Bromelain. Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in the stem and fruit of the pineapple plant. Used topically, bromelain can bring relief to wounds and burns. As a dietary supplement, bromelain can be effective for reducing bruising or swelling after an injury
or muscle soreness after exercise. Preliminary research also suggests that bromelain can improve post-surgery outcomes: one study found that when patients were given bromelain before surgery, they had reduced soreness and swelling after the procedure. Melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that’s
naturally produced in the brain by your pineal gland. In supplement form, melatonin is created in a laboratory. Melatonin’s primary purpose appears to be regulating sleep and has been extensively studied for how it could help people with sleep disorders. Studies have also found that melatonin might have analgesic effects, and it has been studied to determine if it can help relieve pain post-surgery and in conditions such as fibromyalgia, endometriosis and migraine headaches.
Probiotics. Probiotics are a type of “good” bacteria that provide health benefits when introduced into your body. Just like the existing helpful bacteria in your body already do, probiotics can aid digestion and help provide a balance of healthy bacteria in your intestines. That, in turn, helps maintain a normal inflammatory response in your GI tract. Probiotics are commonly found in yogurt and are also available in dietary supplements.
Your health care professional may recommend a probiotic dietary supplement to help treat occasional diarrhea and non-chronic intestinal conditions. Because probiotics boost the health of your microbiome, the trillions of microorganisms that live in your body, your health care professional may recommend a probiotic dietary supplement for surgical care. Research suggests that using probiotics before surgery can help you heal and improve your digestion after surgery. Proteins and amino acids. Proteins, and the amino acids that create them, are your body’s primary building blocks. They’re vital for cell renewal, tissue growth and repair and other body functions. They play a significant role in rebuilding tissues after injury.
Two amino acids that may be of particular interest are: Arginine. Arginine is an amino acid that
stimulates immune cells, promotes wound healing and acts as a precursor of nitric oxide which aids in circulation. Arginine is produced naturally in your body; however, supplementing your natural levels can be helpful in certain cases. For example, studies indicate that using arginine before surgery can result in a shorter recovery time.
Glutamine. Like arginine, glutamine is
produced in your body and is an important fuel for your body’s immune response. Glutamine promotes wound healing, supports immune function and provides energy for intestinal cells. Research suggests that supplementing with glutamine before surgery can also result in shorter post-operative recovery times.
Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids
are polyunsaturated fatty acids that provide a number of benefits to your body including supporting cell maintenance, digestion and fertility. Omega-3s are found in fatty fish (salmon, tuna and trout), shellfish (crab, mussels and oysters), some vegetable oils, flaxseed oil and also in dietary supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids also help the body respond in a normal fashion to conditions that can cause inflammation, and as a result, may be helpful in managing the swelling and soreness caused by such conditions. They also appear to provide nutritional support to individuals who suffer from headaches. Some research suggests that omega-3 supplements should be taken in the weeks prior to having surgery. Substantial research on the potential benefits of omega-3 fatty acids is ongoing.
Vitamin D. Vitamin D is perhaps best known for its role in bone health because it is vital for helping your body absorb calcium. But vitamin D plays an important role in other body systems, too, including supporting healthy immune function and helping the body respond normally to inflammatory conditions. It is found naturally in very few foods, primarily fatty fish and fish liver oils. It is added to other foods such as milk and is synthesized in your skin when you’re exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is also available as a dietary supplement. Magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral found
in your body. It is also present naturally in many foods, including milk, brown rice, black beans, certain nuts and as an additive in other foods. As a dietary supplement, magnesium comes in several forms, including magnesium oxide, magnesium citrate and magnesium chloride. Healthy magnesium levels may help relieve muscle cramps and spasms. It may also provide nutritional support to individuals who tend to get migraine headaches. Additionally, research has found that magnesium supplementation may play a positive role after surgery. In studies individuals who took magnesium before surgery ranked their pain lower in the first 24 hours after surgery. ■
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BY DINA M DIMAGGIO, MD FAAP
NEW RESEARCH ON INFANT AND TODDLER NUTRITION ALTERS TODAY’S GUIDELINES FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH.
Every parent wants to give their baby the best possible nutritional start. Every neighbor, relative, blog or parenting site, however, all offer varying bits of advice on how to do so. When I first started as a pediatrician over a decade ago, the advice I gave to parents on starting solids was dramatically different from how I counsel parents today; as new research on infant and toddler nutrition emerges, the education provided to parents evolves as well. Offer green veggies before fruits? Meats first? Peanut butter after one year old? Here I will offer the latest AAP guidelines on infant nutrition, along with practical advice on how to best feed your baby.
When should you start complementary (solid) food? The simple answer to this question depends on who you ask. The American Academy of Pediatric’s (AAP, a membership organization of 64,000 pediatricians) Section on Breastfeeding and the World Health Organization (WHO) both recommend exclusive breast feeding for six months, after which complementary foods are started, along with continued breast feeding for as long as mom and baby desire. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and
How should I start complementary foods? Since your baby will be able to sit with some support, you can place her in a highchair, baby chair or on a caregiver’s lap. I recommend giving a new food in the morning, about an
SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENTAL READINESS TO START COMPLEMENTARY FOODS • Good head control • Can sit with some support • Can tell you he is finished eating (turns head away, pushes bottle or breast away) • Has shortened intervals between feedings • Seems unsatisfied after a feeding
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the USDA, however, recommend to start complementary foods between 4-6 months old. I personally recommend to always go by your baby’s cues and to give your baby her first bites between 4-6 months, when she shows signs of being developmentally ready and interested in starting solids.
• No longer has the extrusion reflex (this reflux causes a baby’s tongue to push food out of the mouth) • Interested in trying food (when you are eating and you notice your baby is staring at you with a wide opened mouth and tries to grab food from you!)
SIGNS OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION
SKIN mouth/tongue or facial swelling, hives or worsening of eczema GASTROINTESTINAL repetitive vomiting or diarrhea RESPIRATORY choking, wheezing, or trouble breathing HEART pale, looks blue, rapid or faint pulse
hour after the first bottle or breastfeeding of the day, so that your baby is not too hungry or not too full, and willing to try new things. I also like to start in the morning so that you can observe for an allergic reaction to the food (you may have heard to give the baby solids before going to bed to help him/her sleep longer, but this is old advice). I start offering food once a day for about four weeks, then twice a day for another month, and then three times a day, so by about eight to nine months the baby will be on solid foods three times a day. Initially, the serving size will only be one to two tablespoons of food and will increase with age. This of course will vary with each baby and your pediatrician’s advice; some babies will absolutely love eating solids and will progress at a faster pace, other babies will spit the food out immediately. As your baby becomes used to eating and is more
process as easy as possible and tell parents to use what is in the house already and what their family is accustomed to eating. For example, if you love eating avocados and have one lying around the kitchen, then blend it with a bit of breast milk or formula until it is smooth and a soup like consistency, and spoon feed as little, or as much of it, to your baby as he/she wants to eat. I also still follow the old rule of giving a baby one new food for three to five days, so that any allergic reactions can be observed. Once a baby tolerates a certain food then he/ she can move on to another new food and new combinations of foods (give your baby prunes for 3 days, then move on to baby oatmeal for three days, and if both are tolerated you can then combine the two and feed her oatmeal mixed with prunes for breakfast). In a few week’s time, your baby should be eating a variety of fruits, vegetables and meats (if you
developmentally ready, start offering chunkier foods and foods with thicker textures. By 8-9 months, when they can pincer grasp, you can give bite sized pieces of soft food, about a ¼ of an inch, that can easily be mushed between the lips (pieces of banana, avocado, pasta, meatball, pancake). The most important advice to follow is to simply go by your baby’s cues; if she wants more, give more; if she wants nothing to do with the food, give it a break and try again tomorrow. What is the first food I should give? Unfortunately, there is no one “it” food to start off with, and even amongst pediatricians, different advice can be offered. Some say to start with veggies first to prevent a baby from developing a sweet tooth early on, while others recommend fruits, grains or even meats as a baby’s first bite. I try to make the whole
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FOODS THAT HELP BABIES HAVE A BOWEL MOVEMENT, THE “P” FOODS: are not vegetarian) and should have a plate full of colors! I do find it helpful to also give a mix of foods that tend to help a baby have bowel movements and those that are constipating, to help a baby stay regular. In addition, the iron stores a baby is born with become depleted around 4 to 6 months. Since breastmilk is lower in iron, iron-fortified infant cereals or pureed meats are important first foods for breastfed infants. Similarly, breast milk provides an adequate source of zinc until about 6 months old, after which babies should be provided additional zinc through complementary food, again through foods such as pureed meats and fortified infant cereals. By tradition, rice cereal was often give as a first food, but since it tends to be constipating, of little nutritional value, and may contain
arsenic, I tend to skip it in favor of baby oatmeal, or fruits, veggies and meats. You may have also seen in the news that the FDA found varying, and sometimes high, levels of arsenic in rice products. In 2016, the FDA set a limit of 100 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal and recommended that babies receive a variety of iron fortified cereal, including oat, barley and multigrain, to help limit arsenic in a child’s diet. Are there any foods I should not give my baby? There are definitely foods that should not be given to young babies. One of the biggest foods that should be avoided, until a baby is older than one year, is honey or foods that contain honey, such as honeysweetened cereals, and also light and dark corn syrups, due to the risk of botulism. Babies should avoid unpasteurized foods
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such as dairy, or undercooked/raw meats, eggs, fish or poultry. Although a baby could have yogurt, whole milk should be started after one year since it is not as nutritious as breast milk or formula and is low in iron, which can lead to anemia. Finally, although fruit juice seems like it would be a healthy drink, it is often full of sugar and empty calories. A better alternative is always formula or breastmilk, and once starting solids, water in a sippy or straw cup (try flavoring the water with a favorite fresh fruit to make it more fun to drink). When should I give my baby peanut butter? These guidelines have changed so much over the years! Pediatricians used to recommend avoiding peanut until after a child is one, and in some cases after three years old. New research, however, shows that peanut should
pediatric report be introduced early into a child’s diet, based on their allergy risk: If a baby has severe eczema, egg allergy, or both, peanut containing food should be introduced as early as 4-6 months of life, after being allergy tested through blood or skin prick testing to make sure it is safe to do so. If a baby has moderate eczema, peanut containing foods should be introduced at around 6 months of life, after a few first foods are tolerated. If a baby does not have eczema or egg allergy, peanut containing food can be introduced to children together with the introduction of other solid foods, in a developmentally appropriate manner. I recommend to introduce it after 6 months and after a few low allergy risk foods have been tolerated. A great way to introduce peanut is by mixing a small amount of it into your baby’s cereal, puree or whole milk yogurt. You can also try giving him the snack
WHAT IS BOTULISM? Infants under 6 months old are most at risk for botulism. It occurs when babies eat spores of a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum which then multiply and produce its toxin in the baby’s intestine. Babies with botulism are weak, have poor tone, become constipated and lose developmental milestones.
Bamba, which is basically a peanut butter cheese doodle (I have seen it sold at Fairway or on Amazon). What is the one most important thing to remember when starting solids? Feeding babies is certainly messy, and can be frustrating as your child throws half the food on the floor or flat out refuses a food that you have worked hard to make, but don’t give up! Sometimes it takes a baby being introduced to a new food 20-30 times before she will like it. And always go by your baby’s cues: if he wants more, give more, but never force feed. Just have fun with it! ■
If your baby accidently ate honey and is showing any of these signs, you should call your pediatrician immediately.
Dina M DiMaggio, MD FAAP, is a pediatrician and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She currently practices at Pediatric Associates of NYC and NYU Langone Medical Center in New York and can be reached at email@example.com or 718-857-5500.
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WHAT TO KNOW, WHAT TO DO
by WENDY FRIED, MD, FACOG, FACS
THE LOWDOWN ON PRE-CONCEPTIONAL CARE
Preparation means everything. No one considers running a marathon without training, going into a college final without studying or not practicing a big speech before a presentation. So why blindly enter into the most important venture of your life that will have implications for a lifetime? Planning for pregnancy is paramount whether it’s your first pregnancy or fourth. Pre-conceptual care plays a supreme role in the outcome of your child.
THE PLANNING PHASE Don’t feel pressure when your ob/gyn asks at every visit if you are thinking of becoming pregnant. The question is asked for many reasons. One may be to address using appropriate contraception to avoid an unintended pregnancy and another may be the option of egg freezing in your early 30’s, which keeps all options open. If you are thinking of pregnancy, we want to know when to help get you into great shape medically, physically and emotionally. Take advantage of all that modern medicine has to offer and let your ob/gyn know at least six months in advance of your plans to conceive. More lead time is preferable if you have any significant medical problems, especially those that require medications and particularly pre-existing diabetes, hypertension, depression, asthma, seizure disorders and/or heart conditions.
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higher incidence of pre-existing medical problems which can have an impact on the outcome of pregnancy and health of the unborn baby. Many of these medical issues can be optimized pre-conceptually, which can significantly alter the outcome in a very positive way. WEIGHT WEIGHS IN
Obesity is an epidemic in America, with 3040% of the American population being overweight. This can have many implications for the health and well-being of both the mother and baby which can be modified dramatically by pre-conceptual weight loss. We definitely do not want women to diet during pregnancy. The optimal situation is to go into pregnancy at or close to your ideal weight. Take a look right now at your BMI (body mass index). If you’re unsure, online search BMI calculator to determine if you are underweight, overweight, obese or morbidly obese. If underweight, it is important to optimize your diet, have a meal plan that has adequate fat and protein and is well-balanced. Some underweight women will not ovulate and therefore not get periods which makes pregnancy impossible. Meeting an ideal, healthy bodyweight can lead to regular ovulation and menses, and ultimately pregnancy. If difficult to attain, enlisting the help of a qualified nutritionist could make all the difference. In those women who are overweight but not obese, now is the time, pre-conceptually, to get into shape with diet and exercise. Normal weight women should gain 25-35 pounds in pregnancy. If you are starting out above normal weight, you can have more issues during pregnancy, and more weight to lose post-pregnancy, which most women find quite difficult.
Obese, and particularly morbidly obese women, have much higher risk pregnancies. There is an increased risk of cesarean section, shoulder dystocia, diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia and other obstetrical complications. The sooner we know you want to get pregnant, the earlier we can get you on a healthy path. Regular exercise along with a specialized weight loss program such as Weight Watchers is an ideal place to start. Depending on how much weight you have to lose and what medical comorbidities you have, bariatric surgery may also be an option. Weight loss programs and surgical options require months to over a year to produce ideal results. Again, start talking to your ob/gyn about your plans to allow ample time. DIABETES
It is critical to have excellent control of your diabetes well before you conceive. An unintended pregnancy with poor glucose control dramatically increases the chances for birth defects in the baby as well as poor outcomes overall. It is mandatory to have your team set in place and communication is key. Your endocrinologist and ob/ gyn work side by side in this venture. Multiple daily blood glucose values (fasting an hour after each meal) are very important, as is your hemoglobin A1c value. This hemoglobin A1c value looks at glucose control over the last six weeks; the higher the value when you get pregnant, the higher the risk of birth defects. Let your endocrinologist know you are considering pregnancy so those sugars can be in better control. This might mean altering your insulin regimen or switching to an insulin pump for fine-tuning your sugars. Hold off on plans for pregnancy until you get
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Initiate a multivitamin with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily for at least 3-6 months prior to conception. the “all clear” from your endocrinologist and ob/ gyn. Expect insulin requirements to increase during pregnancy, and to be followed as a high-risk patient. Pregnant women with a history of preexisting diabetes have multiple doctors to see and tests to be done such as ophthamology and podiatry visits, EKG, 24-hour urine collection and fetal echocardiogram to optimize the health and well-being of both the mother and fetus. HYPERTENSION
If you have high blood pressure, you will also be followed as a high-risk pregnancy with an important interplay between your ob/ gyn and internist/cardiologist. Getting your blood pressure under control (if relevant: weight loss, salt restriction and exercise may again play a vital role) prior to pregnancy is crucial. Certain medications for hypertension are not recommended in pregnancy; all medications must be evaluated with your ob/gyn and medical doctor to determine potential alternatives. Beta blockers, Aldomet and calcium channel blockers are the mainstay of treatment in pregnancy, and ACE inhibitors are avoided. Women with pre-existing hypertension have a higher chance of preeclampsia (also known as toxemia of pregnancy) and will be followed closely, particularly in the last trimester. One of the newest interventions to prevent preeclampsia is the administration of a daily baby aspirin throughout pregnancy for those at high risk, since prevention is always better than curing. In addition to in-office blood pressure checks, you will also have more frequent sonograms, especially if taking certain blood pressure medications, as some can cause babies to be smaller. DEPRESSION
If you have a history of depression and want to get pregnant, do not stop your anti-depressant medications. Talk to your psychiatrist and see if you are able to wean off the medications prior to pregnancy. If that is not an option, medications that are well-studied in pregnancy (such as Zoloft) are a better option than being in a severe depression during pregnancy. This is not healthy or safe for you or the baby. There are certain antidepressants that are safer and better than others. Some medications should be avoided and, if you are on some of these medications, your ob/gyn may speak to you and your psychiatrist about considering alternatives, which take months to evaluate. Please give ample pre-conceptual notice to both your ob/gyn and psychiatrist. Women with a history of pre-existing depression prior to pregnancy have a higher chance of postpartum depression and should be watched closely after delivery and in months following. 88 | SUMMER 2017 woodbury
Women with a history of seizure disorders are often on chronic medications to prevent recurrent seizures. Some of these medications are contraindicated in pregnancy and should be changed well before pregnancy. It is also important for seizures to be well controlled prior to getting pregnant. It is very important to speak with your neurologist and your ob/gyn prior so medications can be reviewed. Women who have a seizure disorder, even if they are not on medications, have a slightly higher risk for birth defects. Talk to your doctor before pregnancy to be armed with all information. Due to the higher risk of neural tube defects in women taking medicine for seizure disorders, 4000 micrograms (4mg) of folic acid should be taken pre-conceptually instead of the usual 400 micrograms to decrease risks. CARDIAC ISSUES
There is a wide range of cardiac issues in women, some benign and of no consequence while others can have a significant impact on mother and fetus. Some rare cardiac issues (such as aortic stenosis and pulmonary hypertension) pose a very high risk of death to pregnant women, so it is advised that pregnancy should be avoided altogether. Surrogacy and adoption are alternatives in these circumstances. Other cardiac issues depend on the type and severity. It is of the utmost importance to discuss your particular issue with your cardiologist and your ob/gyn prior to even contemplating pregnancy.
PRE-CONCEPTUAL MULTIVITAMIN WITH FOLIC ACID It is very important to initiate a multivitamin with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily for at least 3-6 months prior to conception. This will decrease the chances of the baby having a neural tube defect. Taking this vitamin is such an easy intervention but can make a tremendous difference.
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS Tobacco cessation prior to pregnancy is ideal. Working with whatever modality gets you to stop smoking is critical for the health of your baby. Women who smoke during pregnancy have a higher chance of a low birth weight baby and a higher risk of placental abruption (which can be catastrophic or fatal for the baby). Babies of smokers also have a higher incidence of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Starting your program may involve hypnosis, acupuncture or medications by mouth, patch or gum. Talk to your medical doctor and ob/gyn well in advance.
Alcohol should also be curtailed prior to pregnancy, as some women don’t find out that they are pregnant until weeks into their first trimester. Binge drinking (five or more drinks at a time) is particularly dangerous during pregnancy with regard to fetal alcohol syndrome, and there is no safe amount of drinking during pregnancy. Reduction in alcohol consumption should begin pre-conceptually. Addiction to illicit or prescription drugs can lead to serious and fatal complications in the mother and fetus. Getting help through drug counseling or rehabilitation programs are extremely effective and should start well in advance to optimize the health of you and your baby.
GENETIC TESTING In the past, pre-conceptual genetic testing was reserved for genetic mutations based on ethnicity such as sickle cell anemia in African Americans, beta thalassemia in those with Mediterranean backgrounds, and Tay-Sachs testing in Ashkenazi Jewish populations. Over the years, Jewish genetic screening has evolved to include 19 genetic mutations that are more common in this population. Specific genetic diseases that ran in families were tested if the mutation was known and the testing was available. Today, there is a much wider range of mutations being screened. These tests are not based on family history or ethnicity. They are global tests that screen for a wide variety of genetic mutations. The majority are autosomal recessive traits, which means that both parents must carry the same gene mutation for their child to be at risk. Some are X-linked and passed down through the maternal genes and are more likely to affect male offspring. These simple blood tests can screen for hundreds of genetic mutations. Let’s first address risks and benefits. Having these tests before you get pregnant offers a couple who both carry the same mutation (giving each naturally conceived child a 25% chance of having the disease) the opportunity to conceive through IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and have PGD (prenatal genetic diagnosis). After the eggs are stimulated and retrieved, they are mixed with the partner’s sperm and fertilized. The embryo then grows a few cells; one cell of the embryo is removed and tested for the particular genetic disease. Only those embryos that do not have the disease are transferred to the woman’s uterus for pregnancy, virtually eliminating the possibility that the couple will have a child with the disease of concern. What may seem to be an awesome option, however, may have drawbacks. Most would want to know if their potential child carries a genetic mutation that is incompatible with life, lethal with respect to cutting life short, or providing a life that is fraught with life-altering/ limiting medical issues. However, some of the tests that are included in these panels do not meet the
If you have high blood pressure, you will also be followed as a high-risk pregnancy with an important interplay between your ob/gyn and internist/cardiologist. above criteria and are not life-changing, but can cause significant anxiety for the parents. Talk to your doctor and decide what is best for you. There are many global genetic test panels that are available, and two of the most commonly used panels are Horizon and Counsyl.
VACCINES: AM I UP TO DATE? Check with your medical doctor to ensure you have immunity to certain diseases before getting pregnant. Some vaccines are not safe in pregnancy, and should be administered at least three months prior because they are live or attenuated virus vaccines. If you are not sure about your immunity, have your doctor run blood tests to check. Diseases such as rubella (German measles) and varicella (chicken pox) should be vaccinated for, as contracting these diseases during pregnancy can result in severe birth defects. These vaccines are not to be given during pregnancy; if blood tests show you are not immune, get vaccinated at least three months before pregnancy. The HPV vaccine series that protects against genital warts and
cervical cancers should also be administered prior to pregnancy in women at or under 26 years of age. Vaccines that are recommended in pregnancy are the flu vaccine in any trimester and the Tdap (pertussus) vaccine between 28 and 36 weeks. These vaccines are completely safe in pregnancy and are strongly recommended.
YES, WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT ZIKA – AGAIN!
In previous articles we have talked about travel restrictions during pregnancy in regard to Zika-affected countries such as but not limited to (the country list changes often so always check with the CDC website and take out trip insurance if pregnant or planning to conceive) the Caribbean, the city of Miami, Central and South America. However, it is not just during pregnancy that you should be concerned. Women who have visited these countries should wait two months prior to conceiving and for men they should wait six months. Plan accordingly.
In conclusion, pregnancy is one of the most important marathons you will ever run in life, and it is a test you can prepare for. Talk to your ob/gyn well in advance (at least six months to a year) before you are thinking of getting pregnant. This allows for an individualized plan to give you the best pregnancy and fetal outcome possible. A healthy baby is the biggest investment in your life and the life of your baby. Make sure your medical conditions are all tuned up and have all your doctors involved. Become as fit as you can and get as close to your goal weight with a great exercise regimen in place before you get pregnant. Stay away from Zika-affected countries as directed, take those vitamins with folic acid, and get the vaccines you need well before you get pregnant. Once your check list is complete, all systems go to start on – and enjoy – baby making! ■ Dr. Wendy Fried is an ob/gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology in New Hyde Park and can be reached at 516.365.6100. woodbury SUMMER 2017 | 89
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It may have been long delayed, but when Wölffer Kitchen finally opened in Sag Harbor it was met with open arms. It has become such a popular destination spot, in fact, that a spinoff, Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett, is in the works and slated to open later this summer. In the meantime, enjoy your fresh seasonal bites (think tuna crudo, grilled flatbread and sea scallops) and Cab Franc Franc in in the rustic-chic original. While Wölffer Kitchen may be a magnet for wine aficionados (it’s the first winery-owned restaurant in the Hamptons), your everyday well-heeled rosé lover will leave perfectly satisfied as well. 29 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-0101 EMP SUMMER HOUSE
While Eleven Madison Park Park undergoes undergoes renovations renovationsininManhattan, Manhattan,Chefs Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara are moving their team out to East Hampton to open EMP Summer House. Things are still very hush-hush but we do know there will be outdoor seating, and you can bet your marbles that it will be the place to be seen. To be clear, EMP Summer House will not be the opening of an Eleven Madison Park copy in the Hamptons, but a more casual version, with summer vibes and seafood-centric fare. The outdoor space will consist of a tent with tables for large format meals and yes, that includes lobster boils. 341 Pantigo Road, East Hampton DOPO LA SPIAGGIA
After the successful opening of Dopo Dopo La Spiaggia La Spiaggia Sag Harbor (owned by Tracy Anderson CEO Maria Baum) last summer, the dining destination is tion is bringing b ringing its its Italian dishes to East Hampton. Unlike its predecessor, the new location will accept reservations (albeit same-day only). It will also be nearly triple the size and have an outdoor bar in addition to expanded outdoor seating where you can enjoy highbrow dishes like crudo (fresh-off-the-boat scallop with caviar, sea beans and lemon) and tagliolini (scallops, shrimp, calamari, Calabrian chilies and tomato). Centro Trattoria Centro Trattoria & Bar
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food fanatic With a name that means “after the beach” in Italian, Dopo is fittingly more of a dinner pick, but it’s also popular for lunch on the weekend. Dopo La Spiaggia, 31 Race Lane, East Hampton and Dopo La Spiaggia, 6 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631.725.7009
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Trendy restaurants come and go (ahem, Nello, Nobu, Philippe), but there’s no knocking Sant Ambroeus off its throne. Located smack in the middle of Southampton’s Main Street, it’s the place for people watching. Prices may be exorbitant, but you don’t survive this many years without delivering on quality (don’t skip the caprese, branzino, or gelato!). When making a reservation, ask to be seated at one of the tables by the restaurant’s entrance versus the side alley outdoor seating. And while Sant Ambroeus is popular for dinner, it’s more of a scene around lunchtime. 30 N Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-1233 BOBBY VAN’S GRILL & STEAKHOUSE
If you want to spot the moneyed set in their natural habitat and can’t find a way into one of the East End’s private clubs, head to this storied steakhouse. Consistently packed (and that includes off-season and on weekdays), don’t forget to wear your Louboutins to fit in with the Porterhouse-loving crowd. Note that while Bobby Van’s is best known for steak, those who prefer chicken or fish won’t be disappointed. 2393 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 631-537-0590 CENTRO TRATTORIA & BAR
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NICK & TONI’S
Duryea’s Navy Beach
Nearly three decades in business and Nick & Toni’s remains a get if you manage to snag a prime time table. With a serious celeb factor (think Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, Donna Karan, Sting, Ron Perelman, Billy Joel, Steven Spielberg, the list goes on and on), you never know who will be seated in the vicinity. On sunny days, try and snag one of their popular outdoor tables (many dishes are made using produce grown in Nick & Toni’s surrounding one acre organic garden). While the restaurant is undoubtedly best known for their power player scene, they also serve up some of the area’s best wood-burning oven specials including vegetable plates, pizzas and fish dishes. 136 N Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-3550 NAVY BEACH
If it’s a view you’re after, it’s hard to top this laid-back nautical themed spot located on its very own 200 foot private beach in Montauk. Navy Beach has been a hot spot since its inception and that holds true by day as much as come sunset. The great thing about
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this place is it caters as seamlessly to the share house crowd as it does to families (with kids stone skipping as their parents enjoy a waterside cocktail). For boaters, this is also an ideal spot for safe anchoring. The menu is focused on fresh fish (usually caught just hours before it hits your plate), but you’ll want to save room for dessert – the chocolate mousse is to die for. 16 Navy Road, Montauk, 631-668-6868 ARBOR
Given the instant popularity of Arbor when it opened last year, it was only fitting the Montauk spot would expand with an outdoor space. Launched in time for the 2017 season, the space features alfresco dining for 40 and a bustling bar where you can enjoy one of the wines by the glass from their widely Instagrammed menu, offered at four price points: #1 A Steal $10, #2 Best Value $12, #3 The No Brainer $14, #4 Treat Yourself $16. As for the food, it won’t disappoint. Arbor is under the direction of Steven Jauffrineau of La Goulue and Sunset Beach fame. Those watching their figure can enjoy dishes like kale and quinoa salads served alongside favorites like surf & turf with lamb chop. 240 Fort Pond Road, Montauk, 631-238-5430
Nick & Toni’s
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Duryea’s is no longer the seafood shack you might remember. It’s still very casual and continuously brings in the trendy set looking for a cool, relaxed seafood spot, but restauranteur Marc Rowan has upped the ante in décor (think bamboo over plastic) of the longstanding waterfront property, which dates back to the 30s. Seafood here is served family style and there’s a kids menu with options like chicken fingers, beef sliders and grilled cheese. While the outdoor deck furniture isn’t the comfiest, it’s perfectly positioned for a striking sunset view. Don’t forget to stop by the adjoining fish market which was recently upgraded with an oyster and sushi counter, and stocks a long list of local, artisanal favorites like The Hamptons Honey Company and Mecox Bay Dairy. 65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, 631-668-2410
THE PALM EAST HAMPTON
An established East End staple, The Palm has a club house feel which is fitting since most patrons are regulars who prefer the familiar over the of-the-moment trendy spots. Dishes are expensive even by Hampton standards, but you won’t hear any complaints from the patrons who rave about the steaks and generously-sized lobster. The steakhouse tends to be consistently full so if you don’t have a reservation, try your luck at the no-reservations bar. The Huntting Inn, 94 Main St, East Hampton, 631-324-0411 ■ woodbury woodbury SUMMER SUMMER 2017 |2017 95
Oz Pearlman leaves the crowd in awe.
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Jennifer Polansky is gifted a stunning piece of artwork by Alexa (alongside mom Inga) who participates in The Family Center for Autismâ€™s art program, one of the many supported by this event.
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THANK YOU TO OUR OUTSTANDING CHARITY PARTNERS
Autism Speaks LI, Family Center for Autism, North Shore Autism Circle and The Adler Center for Special Needs at the Mid-Island Y JCC alongside the eveningâ€™s
honorees Debora Thivierge, Edward Nitkewicz, Todd Richman and Peter Klein for their dedication to the cause.
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Thank you to our event partners who surpassed all expectations to help us produce this affair: CulinArt Catering, Designs by Reuven, Decco by Party Up Productions, Fusion Productions, Echo Events, and The Finishing Touch with special thanks to Sondra Simon Calligraphy, Grand Stand Sports, Joseph Michael McGahan, Mariann Casolaro and of course, Oz Pearlman. View the digital version of our JOURNAL OF HOPE at woodburymagazine.net and more on our social media pages. @woodburymag
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