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contents SUMMER 2018 16 editor’s letter 22 contributors 24 exclusive events + promotions
fashion + beauty 31
Karla Colletto swimsuit ($352) at Jerrie Shop. Pearl drop earrings ($60) at Entrée. Bangles ($160 each) at Alice & Olivia Americana Manhasset.
Take control of your complexion with these flawless summer skin secrets. There’s nothing hotter than the perfect accent for your summer look. From vibrant blues to sexy straps, it’s time to sizzle.
Our season is here! Whether poolside, beachside, setting sail or garden party bound, wear the part. Meet Judith, Laurie, Kimberly (left), Kelly, Janine and their offspring sporting summer fashion favorites for every occasion.
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The mail poured in for our 15th annual, incredibly popular and adorable parent and child lookalike contest. And the Mini Me goes to...
travel + food 60 bermuda Thanks to the buzzy new hotels and
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health + body
The calm, meditative, full-body awareness of yoga and the frenetic, always on, insular world of technology sound like two concepts at direct odds. They’re not. The rate we are learning about gene-diet interactions is bringing us closer every day to having an established system of precision dietetics. Collin checked into Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s pediatric hematology/ oncology ward. It was the first of his 28 days there. This is his story. Answers to the most commonly asked questions about pregnancy, C-sections and circumcision.
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The future of music mixes the best of tech in the simplest of forms. The results may just be Grammy-worthy. Let’s face it, size does matter in the Hamptons. Grand homes are par for the course, but if not done properly, they can lack warmth and intimacy. Reviews of top ranking new releases; All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin, The Secrets Betwen Us by Thrity Umrigar and The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen. Step inside the 15th annual Woodbury Ball for Autism where 420 guests gathered for a tremendous cause and a night to remember.
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editor’s letter A close friend of mine invited me to attend a charity function for someone who tragically lost her little girl to cancer. I didn’t know much about it and didn’t need to. My husband and I were happy to support and learn more about The Olivia Hope Foundation. On arrival we were introduced to Olivia’s mom who had the courage to create this foundation in her daughter’s honor. Now up close to Olivia’s mom she says, “Of course we know each other.” In that moment I’m realizing the same; this beautiful mother of now two children modeled for Woodbury magazine with her three adorable kids Gianna, 5, and two year old twins Olivia and Sabrina in 2007. My heart sank even further having been so fortunate to have spent time with them years ago. I’ve never been a big believer in signs but this felt the part. The “signs” were stacking up: My daughter is also an Olivia, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is a voice for the foundation and a favorite of my kids, and stories already written for this issue heavily relate to this moment. The stars were aligned. The evening was appropriately filled with heartfelt speeches about the gutting loss of this beautiful young girl at age 11 just one year ago. Olivia’s parents are raising funds to fuel genetic research for pediatric cancer. They believe with the proper genetic knowledge, cancer patient treatments can and should be tailored to offer a better chance of survival and quality of life. We couldn’t agree more and are proud to join them in the fight. Ironically, “Collin’s Story” (81) is that of a young boy’s battle with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). Collin is among those fortunate to beat the cancer although fighting the fight of remission every day. What’s more, “The Gene Impact” (78) walks readers through precision dietetics and the importance of gene research to target one’s specific health needs; genetic research is the future. Pay attention. Okay, it’s time to turn the corner. The light side of the gene pool? Hello, Mini Me! Our 15th annual Mini Me parent and child lookalikes were a blast as they filed into Rare650 for their close ups. Tons of entries every year make the election process more and more difficult, but even more fun! You’ll certainly appreciate the power of genetics with our Mini Me winners starting on page 84. The gene pool isn’t the only pool we care about come summer. Soak up some serious poolside time with summer staycations or travel _ whether family or adult escapes. “Brilliant Bermuda” (60) is a sure lure for a perfect getaway and for those heading east, our “Ultimate Lobster Crawl” (92) cheat sheet is a must! Forget the calories, indulge. We sure did as we kick started our summer shooting Woodbury’s fashion pages in the Hampton’s sand. With every crash of the waves a calm followed. This almost had me appreciate yoga. Personally, I’m too type A to calm myself for meditation although truth be told, it’s exactly what I should be doing. However, I am further yoga-inspired with “The Changing Face of Yoga” (74). It’s true, technology enhances the experience (i.e. pairing your yoga pants with your iPhone, no joke). Technology advancements continue to amaze, especially the power in music. Aspiring musicians don’t want to miss “Making Music” (44); today’s latest gear can instantly turn your countertop into a Grammy-winning studio space. With interior design a favorite pastime for our readers let me be clear, size does matter (lol) in the Hamptons. Case in point, the outstanding home by Carrier and Company featured in “Intimate Grandeur” (66). And this holds true for charity functions, as we hosted over 400 guests for this year’s 15th annual sold out Woodbury Ball for Autism. It was a tremendous affair _ in size, quality and success. We couldn’t have done it without our charity partners namely Amy Greenberg of North Shore Autism Circle at the helm, our production partners, incredible volunteer committee, every advertising sponsor and guest (96). There’s so much more the issue has to offer, from book reviews and women’s health to accessories for every outfit and flawless summer skin; we hope to be your travel companion, beachside read or your first thought after Netflix. We strive to deliver all you need and want to know. Thank you for including Woodbury magazine in your world. Enjoy!
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Left: Me with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, close friend to Olivia. Together we are supporting the The Olivia Hope Foundation. Right: Shelley LoRusso holding Olivia, age 2, in 2007, alongside Gianna and Sabrina. To further support or learn more, go to www.oliviahope.org
Shelley, 37, from Upper Brookville, looks beautiful in swimwear with her daughter, Gianna, 5, and 2 year old twins, Olivia and Sabrina.
Shelley is wearing a Trina Turk bathing suit, $75 top, $69 bottom, and $139 tunic, from Jerrie Shop.
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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 88, Dr. Fried addresses the questions and answers most commonly asked about pregnancy and circumcision. From Cesarean section and UTIs in pregnancy to travel, tube removal and birth control, be empowered by the facts and review them with your doctor. 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). Sarah Vermylen Trust
has become an active voice for pediatric cancer since her son Collin’s diagnosis in 2011. On page 81, Sarah shares “Collin’s Story” for the very first time. Collin was diagnosed with Pre-B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, ALL. His treatment would last a little over three years. “The first month was the harderst for everyone,” says Sarah. “They basically throw every type of chemo at you at once to give patients the best chance of remission and survival.” In October 2017, Collin had his last visit in the hospital. From now on, he will have yearly checkups in his Survivorship Program which follows pediatric cancer patients. Through the treatments and support at Cohen’s Medical Center, Sarah hopes to empower and inspire other families battling the fight. Nicole Visnic, CCN,
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YO U W O N ’ T WA N T TO M I S S
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One North is open and buzzing, serving up new Mediterranean soul in an ultra-stellar setting. You’ll also find DJ Tommy Nappi of KTU spinning from 8pm ‘til close on Friday nights. Plus, at Scotto steakhouses: Enjoy Surf & Turf dinners including appetizers, sides and desserts. Private affair bookings available in all locations. Rare650 in Syosset, rare650.com; Insignia in Smithtown, insigniasteakhouse.com; Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville, blackstonesteakhouse.com and One North in Jericho, onenorthrestaurant.com. GARDEN CITY HOTEL
Get excited! Two new restaurants by renowned chef David Burke will open at the Garden City Hotel come June. The Red Salt Room will offer new American cuisine in a whimsical setting while The King Bar is set for casual dining, sharing plates and scratch made cocktails. Garden City; 516.747.3000, gardencityhotel.com. HAMLET GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
This premiere private golf and country club raises the bar with its new private restaurant and bar, The Empire Grille. In addition to this multi-million dollar renovation, The Hamlet revamps its member programming to accommodate the next generation offering more for families, young executives, retirees, corporations, golfers, and more designing a “ClubLife” for all. Contact: hillary. firstname.lastname@example.org. Commack; 631.499.5200, clubcorp.com.
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Serving up the highest quality oysters, clams and more, the brand new Oyster Bar is open! And so is summer with waterfront Prime classics: Margaritaville Saturdays, Calypso Sundays, Movie Mondays and Lobster Bake Tuesdays. Huntington; 631.385.1515, restaurantprime. com. SANDBAR
Perfect for weekday dinner, Sandbar is now serving a special three-course prix fixe menu. Every Monday through Thursday from 5pm-7pm, enjoy the chef’s special selection for just $32pp, plus tax and gratuity. Looking for something more? Please your palate with their five, six or seven-course tasting menu. Cold Spring Harbor; 631.498.6188, sandbarcoldspringharbor.com. THE PARAMOUNT
From concerts to comedy, there’s nothing better than seeing a live show! Upcoming shows at this stellar venue include: The Monkees Mike Nesmith & Micky Dolenz (6/23) Get the Led Out (6/30 & 7/1), Creedence Clearwater Revisited (7/25), Brit Floyd (8/1). For additional shows and tickets visit their website. Huntington; 631.673.7300, paramountny.com. THE SPACE AT WESTBURY THEATER
There’s no better spot for superior Greek dining than Limani’s Roslyn or NYC. Perfect for any celebration, they are booking private events from intimate gatherings to large corporate functions in both locations. Roslyn; 516.869.8989, NYC; 212.858.9200, limani.com. MOCA ASIAN BISTRO
Enjoy live music every Thursday night following Moca’s summer kickoff party on June 19th. What’s more, perfect for all your celebrations, they can accommodate small intimate groups or up to 300 person cocktail receptions. Woodbury; 516.496.7000, mocaasianbistro.com.
Long Island’s latest state-of-the-art concert hall and special events center is the perfect place to see your favorite performers as well as host your next special event. From mitzvahs, engagements and weddings to meetings, corporate parties and product launches, this space transforms brilliantly. Upcoming performances include: 70s Explosion with 45 RPM and Disco Unlimited (6/1), Blue Oyster Cult (6/8), 38 Special (7/9) and Louie Anderson (8/24). Westbury; 516.283.5569, thespaceatwestbury.com.
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Give them what they want! Celebrating a special occasion for a friend or loved one? And perfect for Dads and grads. Join together to contribute to an Americana
Group Gift Card. With over 50 fabulous shops at this fave shopping destination, gifting has never been so easy. Plus: Watch for sales at select stores now through June 30th. Manhasset; 516.627.6700, americanamanhasset. com. ENTRÉE BOUTIQUE
Calling all grads. Now is the time to prepare for your next chapter! Let the pros at Entrée style you for interviews and summer fun and receive 30% off your total purchase (exclusions apply). Bring a friend and receive an additional 5% off. Offer valid May-August 2018. Port Washington; 516.767.0316, entreeboutique.com. EVERAFTER
Here’s your one-stop shop to find the best designers, handpicked outfits and cool stuff for the kids, all in one place. Offering the coolest trends with personalized service, their stores are designed to be a fun, colorful and comfortable atmosphere where kids can run around and play while you shop. Upcoming events include: Spin the Magic Wheel to Win a Prize (Saturdays during June and July), Camp Packing Party (6/9) and Monogramming Madness with your camp personalization stitched right before your eyes (6/17 from 12pm-3pm). Wheatley Plaza; 516.484.5202, everaftershop.com.
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There’s a reason we trust a quality brand name like Fortunoff, it delivers. The collection styles range from classic to current all at legendary values for every budget. Their diamonds amd gemstones are hand selected and supreme alongside a vast selection of golds, silver and more. Plus: Who doesn’t need this? A skilled fortunoff jeweler is on premise for repairs and redesigns. Westbury; 516.222.7879, fortunoffjewelry. com. JERRIE SHOP
In addition to their extensive selection of leading brand swimwear, cover-ups, dresses, jumpsuits and more, Jerrie Shop is now carrying new collections by Solid & Striped, Seafolly, Jets and Melissa Odabash. Perfect for your summer travels. Woodbury; 516.364.4062, thejerrieshop.com. ROOSEVELT FIELD SIMON MALL
Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, refreshments and more during Celebrate Dad on Saturday, June 9th from 1pm-3pm. Summer Concerts Wednesdays takes place on July 11th &18th featuring tribute bands Songs in The Attic (Billy Joel) and Desert Highway (The Eagles) from 7-8:30pm. Plus: Mention “Simon”
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New to the center and celebrating their grand opening, Florique is a premier flower shop carrying fresh flowers, plants and décor and can provide award-winning floral arrangements for all your needs. 516.829.8890, unitedfloralevents.com. La Femme Dangereuse will be hosting a designer trunk show on June 24th from 12pm-4pm featuring Nevaeh Intimates, The Giving Bride and Colette & Sebastian. 516.802.7717, lafemmedangereuse. Plus: The annual Summer Sidewalk Sale takes place July 5th – July 14th.
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Reveal a slimmer silhouette this summer with noninvasive CoolSculpting® fat reduction treatments. Purchase three treatments of CoolSculpting® and get the fourth treatment free. Woodbury readers are also invited for a complimentary surgical or injection consultation. Call to book your appointment. Woodbury; 516.364.4200, greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com. MADNANI PLASTIC SURGERY
Looking to restore youthful fullness to your face, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles? Dermal fillers may be the answer, adding more volume and providing immediate results. Woodbury readers receive one area of Botox free with the purchase of two syringes of filler. Call to book a consultation. Woodbury; 516.226.1080, drmadnani.com. OLGALUCIA PERMANENT COSMETICS
Tired of applying makeup every day? Summer is here and there’s no better time to take advantage of smearproof beauty! Bring a friend and mention Woodbury magazine and each of you will receive $75 dollars off
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Receive a free Radio Frequency Microneedling facial treatment with the purchase of a three Sculpsure treatment package from the cosmetic practice you’ve known and trusted for more than 20 years. Woodbury; 516.496.2122, schlessingereyeandface.com. SURASKY NEUROLOGICAL CENTER FOR ADDICTION
Board certified in both neurology and addiction medicine, Dr. Russell Surasky is the only physician in the U.S. with this combination of credentials. Using cutting edge treatments individualized to each patient, you will be given the absolute best opportunity for recovery from drugs or alcohol. Available treatments include painless detox, and once monthly injections Sublocade and Vivitrol. Additionally, Dr. Surasky specializes in treating the full spectrum of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD and mood disorders. Great Neck; 516.487.9414, drsurasky.com.
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For over three decades, California Closets has built a reputation as a leader in premium and luxury space management delivering custom products and unparalleled service. They transform spaces and allow 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. Plus: Watch for the grand opening of their new Greenvale location coming soon. Manhasset; 516.334.0077, Famed soprano Lisa Odenweller californiaclosets.com. performs work from “A Venetian Affair” at Monteverdi.
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BY SHARON F E I E R E I SE N
EXPERIMENTING WITH BEAUTY TRENDS IS HARD TO DO WITHOUT A HEALTHY BASE: GREAT SKIN.
While acne flare-ups, discoloration, and wrinkles that won’t smooth out might leave you despondent, you’re more in control of your skin destiny than you think! The two most important factors to a glowing complexion: water and sunscreen. From there it’s all about building a regimen that enhances that elusive glow. Here’s the latest and greatest to make this summer your most radiant one yet.
1. DENNIS GROSS ALPHA BETA PORE PERFECTING CLEANSING GEL, $38
2. SK-II OVERNIGHT MIRACLE MASK, $105 (SIX MASKS)
Exfoliation is key for younger, healthier looking skin. Across the board, top dermatologists recommend opting for chemical – versus physical (aka, facial scrubs) – exfoliation, especially for sensitive skin. This option combines the most effective acids to exfoliate while cleansing and treating.
Wash-off masks are antiquated. Leave-on options are not only more potent but save time. This particular one is gel-based and designed to work while you sleep. When sleeping, cells go into overdrive to help repair the damage incurred during the day and blood vessels dilate, allowing an increased ﬂow of nutrients and oxygen to the skin. Therefore, applying a mask like this one before bed maximizes effectiveness. And thereʼs nothing to wash off in the morning.
3. DERMALOGICA BIOLUMIN-C SERUM, $87
Vitamin C is essential for skin health. It helps reduce skin inﬂammation, skin discoloration and promotes healthy collagen production, which is why itʼs become such a popular ingredient in serums. This particular serum stands out for its combination of vitamin C with lactic acid (a potent exfoliator) and a long list of other ingredients to boost skin radiance. 2
4. SKINCEUTICALS DISCOLORATION DEFENSE, $98
Unfortunately, to really eliminate all signs of discoloration, youʼll need to seek laser treatment, but as far as OTC products go, this one is about as high-potency as it gets. Itʼs high in actives – like tranexamic acid, niacinimide, kojic acid and sulfonic acid – known to treat pigmentation issues. 5. DRUNK ELEPHANT C-TANGO MULTIVITAMIN EYE CREAM, $64
Drunk Elephantʼs products consistently top Sephoraʼs best-seller lists (an amazing achievement given theyʼre not a household name) and for good reason. A leader in making ingredientconscious products, their new eye cream is both effective and refreshing (store it in the fridge for maximum soothing results). 6. SKYN ICELAND MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER, $25
Micellar waters have proven theyʼre a trendturned-essential thatʼs here to stay. Use this one as an alternative to your traditional cleanser or facial wipes when youʼre on-the-go. No rinsing is required and itʼs strong enough for even waterproof mascara or all-day foundation. 7. EVE LOM RADIANCE FACE OIL, $80
This clinically-backed face oil is a ﬁrst for the brand, known for creating cult-faves. Radiance Face Oil is lightweight while having a high concentration of potent oils, hemp seed, Abyssinian and avocado along with other moisturizing oils and antioxidants, including vitamin C. woodbury SUMMER 2018 | 31
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8. NERIUM PROLISTIC SKIN-BALANCING LOTIONS, $60
You probably know how important probiotics (via food or supplements) are to optimize gut health, but applying them topically is beneficial as well. In fact, the same probiotics that are great for your gut, can also work wonders on skin. Nerium is ahead of this fast-growing trend with their line of enriched products.
9. SOAP & GLORY BRIGHT & PEARLY, $20
The brains behind Bliss Spa is this line of affordable skincare products. Their latest launch includes a fruit-ﬁlled, vitamin-stuffed, nourishing serum. What makes this one a standout is that it not only hydrates skin, but adds a beautiful sheen. Itʼs also hydrating enough that you wonʼt need to layer a moisturizer. 10. COOLA SUNCARE SPF 30 FULL SPECTRUM 360° SUN SILK DROPS, $48
Chemicals in sunscreen have become a hot button topic. Avoid any possible long-term damage (applying it 365 days a year!) with an organic formula, like this lightweight and fastabsorbing one. 11. TOM FORD INTENSIVE INFUSION FACE OIL, $252
Like all Tom Ford products this oil is very concentrated - a little goes a very long way! Use it in place of your daily serum for intensive hydration (can be used before or without moisturizer). The fast-absorbing oil gives both immediate and long-term beneﬁts. 12. PHILOSOPHY PURITY MOISTURIZER, $25
When the seasons change, so must our mois-
turizers. Ditch the thick buttery textures for lightweight formulas like this latest launch from Philosophyʼs bestselling Purity line. It has the clinicals to prove its long-lasting (24-hour) hydration. 13. ELEMIS SUPERFOOD NIGHT CREAM, $55
Superfoods have crossed over from our plates to our skincare, so much so that Sephora now has a superfood searcher on its website. Elemis was ahead of the trend when
they launched their superfood facial oil a few years ago, and now feature a standout night cream along with a range of new products thanks to that success. 14. BOSCIA CHARCOAL SPOT CORRECTOR, $30
Not only is charcoal the hottest and healthiest new addition to your smoothie, but itʼs also a popular skincare ingredient because of an ability to draw out impurities, making it particularly effective in spot treatment products like this one. 15. MURAD NUTRIENT CHARGED WATER GEL, $60
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If youʼre acne-prone, beeline for this waterbased, totally oil-free hydrating treatment product. While itʼs designed for wrinkle ﬁghting, its non-irritating formula will work to treat/prevent mild ﬂare-ups as well. Remember, if you have acne, avoid all products with oil (not all products labeled as acne ﬁghters or “for sensitive skin” are oil-free). 16. FOREO ESPADA, $149
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Adult acne is no joke. If you feel like youʼve tried everything, Espada might be just what youʼve missed. Itʼs a targeted, blue light acne treatment device that goes deeper than regular topical skincare to destroy acne-causing bacteria. Each “treatment” is 30-seconds (you put the device into direct contact with your blemish). Itʼs pain- and mess-free and you should see your blemishes disappearing a lot faster than they ordinarily would. It works best combined with oil-free moisturizers. The device is rechargeable. ■
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ADINA REYTER 14k yellow gold lightning bolt wing earrings with black pavÃ© diamonds, $575; adinareyter.com
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BY ANDREW MOORE-CRISPIN
THE FUTURE OF (ACTUALLY, THE NOW OF) MUSIC MIXES THE BEST OF TECH IN THE SIMPLEST OF FORMS. THE RESULTS MAY JUST BE GRAMMY-WORTHY.
not just (or even) the worst of the many pickup lines I’ve tried over the years. It’s a truism. With the kind of music creation gear that’s available today, your own sick beats, killer licks or other music cliches too numerous to mention, are only a few button presses away. Yes, I’m completely glossing over the fact that some music talent is required. Tech can go a long way to unlock creativity and a latent ear for what sounds good but it can’t create those things. Yet. A music studio used to be a destination. Not just a room but the better part of a building. Today, a music studio is a desk or a backpack. Recording, mixing and other studio gear has shrunk, both in size and in price. At the same time, capabilities have grown. It’s one of the things I love most about tech. Steve Lacy, a hot and relatively new hip hop producer, famously does everything and I do mean everything, on his iPhone. Wired’s David Pierce interviewed him in a Burbank studio in 2017 but he didn’t have any need for or interest in the expansive (not to mention expensive) array of studio gear. He’s worked on Grammynominated songs and albums. He’s played on and produced albums for Kedrick Lamar, The Internet, Syd and others. He does it all on an iPhone 6. With a cracked screen, no less. It’s fair to say that music technology has come a long way. Let’s take a look at some recent developments.
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EACH POCKET OPERATOR HAS ITS OWN NAME AND NUMBER.
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Pocket operators look suspiciously like the more familiar, more utilitarian and decidedly less party-starting Pocket Calculator. Two knobs located at the top right of the layout are your ﬁrst hints that youʼre looking at something a little more interesting than the staid electronic totalizer. What you are in fact looking at is a tiny but fairly full-featured sequencer, drum machine, mini synthesizer and effects board all rolled into one svelte package. A Pocket Operator is basically a circuit board with 23 buttons, two potentiometer knobs and a screen. You can add on a case for about $20 but it ruins the aesthetic and mystique of exposed electronics. These deceptively toyish instruments let you build drum and sound patterns. There are a series of chord drones to play with and an array of studio effects that can be applied. You can build simple or complex patterns using the various sounds, each with near inﬁnite permutations thanks to the aforementioned knobs. You can chain patterns together into a pattern sequence and even freestyle over the top, using both the sounds and effects plus chords and simple melodies to get a pretty convincing
live performance going. Some will even let you sample sounds or your voice for even more versatility. If you have any interest at all in electronic music, you need to check one of these things out. There are several different Pocket Operator models available, built around different soundscapes and concepts. Weʼll detail a few in a sec. These tiny music creators can be chained together with the master Operator setting, the tempo and others in the chain following along. For their tiny size and the relatively tiny investment, you get a surprisingly full-featured electronic music studio in a pocketable format. There are nine distinct variations on the Pocket Operator, each a worthy addition in its own right. Here are a few of our faves. PO-20 ARCADE $59.99
Picture this: Itʼs Back to the Future 4, and Marty McFly brings 2018 tech back to the 1980s. He fuses it with the arcade game sounds of the time and creates the ultimate one man synth band. He advises 1980s Marty to invest everything in Bitcoin when itʼs worth pennies and becomes the worldʼs ﬁrst trillionaire multi-platinum selling artist. Maybe the plotline is weak but the soundtrack would be pretty good.
cool stuff Minus the Bitcoin stuff, thatʼs exactly the kind of feeling the PO-20 Arcade channels. The 16 sound effects are reminiscent of Space Invaders, Centipede, Pac-Man and other touchstone arcade games of the day. By changing the pitch and attack, these 16 sound effects offer inﬁnite permutations which can be used to create four bar patterns. Patterns can, in turn, be chained into a 128 pattern sequence. AKA a very long and varied piece of music for you to freestyle over with effects.
Pocket Operators to lay down a deep and heavy bass line to complement their melodies and higher range patterns. The 15 sounds + micro drum machine can be chained together in 16 distinct patterns. All effects and punch in styles plumb the very depths of the bass scale. SPIRE STUDIO, iZOTOPE, $349 IZOTOPE.COM
PO-32 TONIC $89.99
recorder. The fact that we could record our angst-ridden rock one part at a time rather than live was amazing. The quality wasnʼt great (it was recording four tracks onto a single audio cassette after all) but it felt revolutionary. Fast forward an undisclosed number of years and the same multi-track recording concept is a high-quality piece of digital gear. Itʼs smaller, features more tracks (eight as opposed to the four we were working with) and the quality of the recording is orders of magnitude higher. To rub salt in the wound, itʼs also cheaper. Technology.
By adding a microphone and the ability to load samples from the Microtonic VST software synthesizer and drum machine, the Tonic expands even further on the Pocket Operator lineʼs depth and ﬂexibility. Record or create entirely unique sounds, create patterns and put them together into a chain of up to 64. PO-14 SUB $49.99
Itʼs fun to play solo but the PO-14 really comes into its own when chained with other
Back when rock star seemed like a viable career path, a couple of friends and I saved up and pooled our money to buy a four track
To call the Spire Studio a full recording studio in a tiny form factor isnʼt quite accurate but itʼs pretty close. With this tiny piece of kit you can plug in an XLR source, a ¼-inch source or using the on-board omnidirectional mic and record just about anything you can imagine. With two 3.5mm headphone jacks, both you and a partner can hear and play along. You could make and mix a convincing demo tape or maybe even, following the Steve Lacy example, a Grammy-worthy studio album. The Spire Studio creates its own Wi-Fi network so you can record individual tracks and the full
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cool stuff mixdown directly to an iPhone running the associated app. Thanks to the Soundcheck button and some serious smarts, setting a level between tracks is super easy. In short, if the Spire Studio had been a thing when me and my buddies were buying our four-tracker, weʼd almost certainly be famous by now. Or something. iRIG2, IK MULTIMEDIA, $39.99 IKMULTIMEDIA.COM
If your musical tastes are less electronic and more blues, rock, metal, death metal, screamo or whatever other genres feature guitars front and center, iRig lets you bring your strings into the digital era. This simple little dongle plugs into your iOS or Android phone or tablet. Basically, itʼs a tiny amp for your iPhone or iPad. Just plug in your guitar, plug in some headphones and jam. Itʼs a neat trick but where the iRig 2 really proves its worth is with the associated Amplitube app. This app lets you change amp setups with a tap… which beats the alternative, as any roadie would surely agree. Whatʼs more, you can use effects pedals and create amp + pedal proﬁles for whatever style youʼre feel
play with headphones instead of a massive amp—you really canʼt beat this tiny rig.
ing. Pedals can be used on their own or in a daisy chain. So, like, ﬂanger + phaser + chorus = space rock or distortion + fuzz + octave = speed metal. The app costs $19.99 and includes several virtual pedals and amps to play with. More pedals and amps are available in-app, some free, some paid. Connect the iRig 2 to an iPad or iPhone, plug your guitar into one input and headphones into another and you get a full, rich and very customizable sound without having to annoy the neighbors or keep the family awake while you rock. You can also output to a computer running GarageBand or similar music making software. If space is at a premium at home—or if the neighbors havenʼt developed a taste for your prog rock style and it doesnʼt look like theyʼre going to any time soon and so you want to
The aforementioned iRig 2 is cool but stopping the performance to change effects on your phone kinda kills the vibe. STOMP, also from iRig, helps. Itʼs a traditional guitar foot pedal, smaller than a typical guitar pedal, it ﬁts easily in a gig case. The actual footswitch is the same size as youʼd expect to ﬁnd on a traditional guitar pedal. This deviceʼs small size belies its capabilities though. It lets you invoke any of your virtual pedals or pedal combinations with a dramatic (or subtle, playerʼs choice) stomp. The single knob adjusts the gain so you can get the perfect level. If youʼve already invested in a bunch of pedals, rest assured that STOMP isnʼt an either/or proposition; it can integrate into your existing stompbox chain. In other words, while the STOMP canʼt wah because the footswitch has no attenuation, you can still use a wah pedal for your blistering (or fumbling) solo.
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If you have even a passing interest in creating music, youʼve heard of GarageBand. It started out as the go-to music making app for Mac users and a pretty compelling killer app for musically inclined Windows switchers. Today itʼs a full-featured iPhone and iPad app too.
CREATIVITY IS BOUNDLESS FROM DRUM PATTERNS TO KEYBOARD CHORDS WITH GARAGEBAND.
You can connect and record sources from just about any instrument you can imagine or use one of the many digital re-creations in the app. You can create drum patterns, bass lines, guitar progressions, keyboard chord drones or melodies into their own individual tracks. Then, you can mix and match your audio segments, mix levels and apply effects to create an actual song. Remember the Steve Lacy example from much earlier in this article (refresher: Grammy-nominated hip hop producer)? GarageBand on a beat-up iPhone.
MANIPULATE MODULATION IN REAL TIME WITH ANIMOOG.
Animoog is a pro-level polyphonic synth for iPad. You probably know the Moog name. Moog is the name made popular by 1970s and 1980s electronic music trailblazers like Kraftwerk. The sounds Moog instruments make are indescribable and, at the same time, instantly recognizable. This iPad app offers a conﬁgurable key input along with virtual ﬁlter knobs that you can tweak to make a near inﬁnite array of sounds. You can press multiple keys at a time to create chords with an epic, almost orchestral sound. Whatʼs more, you can slide your ﬁngers up or down on the note keys to pitch bend and otherwise change the tone. Above the keys is a display that shows the envelope and that also acts as a touchpad to mess with modulation real time. You can also plug, unplug and re-route virtual patch cables to tweak the sound. You can even use the iPadʼs accelerometer to play with modulation by tilting the tablet. A simple recording button array lets you record sessions, play back and record over top. While you can absolutely make a complete (and convincing) electronic composition in Animoog, you can also save audio ﬁles and bring them into other software like GarageBand to add them into a multi-track recording.
iELECTRIBE ISN’T JUST AN APP; IT’S A FULL ON INSTRUMENT.
KORG iELECTRIBE, $19.99
Another name you might recognize as having come to prominence in the 1980s synth band madness is Korg. Korg makes some great drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers. They still do. They also virtualize them and offer them up in the App Store for a song. The iElectribe is a faithful digital recreation of the Electribe, well known in electronic music circles. iElectribe isnʼt just an app. Itʼs a full-on instrument. Across the bottom youʼve got a 64 step sequencer. Choose a sound and which 16th you want it to be played on. Choose another sound, step, repeat. In the top left corner of the app is a proﬁle selector. Choose from multiple hip hop, electro, techno, dubstep and other soundscapes. These presets change the sound and bring genreappropriate drum, synth, snare, hi-hat and cymbal sounds. Hit record and ﬁddle with the array of effects, change the pitch, modulation and so on as your pattern plays and your sound modiﬁcations are stored and played back as part of the pattern. The iElectribe app lets you put on a pretty convincing live performance, if youʼre so inclined. Itʼs also just a lot of fun to mess around with at home and you might be surprised with what you create. ■ woodbury SUMMER 2018 | 47
LEFT TO RIGHT, Laurie, Love Shack Fancy prairie dress ($395) at The Westside. Jimmy Choo raffia buckle wedges ($795) at jimmychoo.com. Madame Mathilde enamel earrings ($85) at EntrĂŠe. Janine, Rag & Bone cutout dress ($495) at Americana Manhasset. Loeffler Randall iridescent mules ($395) at Jildor. Oscar de la Renta Swarovski earrings ($435) at Neiman Marcus. Kimberly, Gab & Kate eyelet mini dress ($58) at Mixology. Prada brocade wedges ($850) at Neiman Marcus. Knot Just Pearls tassel earrings ($75) at EntrĂŠe. Kelly, Alice + Olivia wrap dress ($350) at Americana Manhasset. Melissa rubber wedges ($145) at Jildor. Alexis Bittar crystal encrusted beaded cluster arc earrings ($225) at alexisbittar.com. Judith, Susana Monaco draped mini dress ($233) at Jerrie Shop. Shutz silver stud sandals ($220) at The Shoe Box.
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IN THE HAMPTONS
Our season has arrived. Whether beachside, poolside, setting sail or simply indulging in the
beauty of the Long Island landscape, dress the part. There’s no time like now. Fashion shines bright.
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SANDS POINT Azura ďŹ‚oral bikini top ($106) and bottom ($74) at Jerrie Shop. Zimmerman woven espadrilles ($450) at Americana Manhasset.
SHAYNA, 6 Zimmerman Iris crochet bikini ($100) at Americana Manhasset. Steve Madden slides ($39) at One Small Step. Carmen Sol studded rubber bag ($225) at The Shoe Box. Appaman Pom Pom fedora ($34) at Please Mom.
MAYA, 5 Zimmerman Jaya crochet bikini ($95) at Americana Manhasset. Steve Madden slides ($34) at One Small Step. Appaman straw fedora ($36) at Please Mom.
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Alice and Olivia Nat fitted dress ($995) at Americana Manhasset. Gucci sequin sandals ($980) at Neiman Marcus. Diamond feather dangle earrings ($1850) and diamond overlapping ring ($3250) at Fortunoff.
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KELLY, 37 DIX HILLS
Vince navy and white polka dot dress ($325) and Tory Burch sandals ($198) at Americana Manhasset. Haute Shore tote ($80) and KJP beaded necklace ($95) at EntrĂŠe.
ZACK, 5 Vilebrequin turtle bathing suit ($120) and linen shirt ($165) at Americana Manhasset. Natives slides ($40) at Everafter.
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Vilebrequin Parrot bathing suit ($120) at Americana Manhasset. Nupkeet linen shirt ($115) and Molo flip flops ($15) at Everafter.
The Row knot dress ($2420) at Neiman Marcus. Valentino Garvani transparent bag ($2295) at Valentino boutiques. Zimmerman shell drop earrings ($260) at Americana Manhasset. Ron Rizzo hand woven silver cuff ($3000) at ronrizzo.com.
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KIMBERLY, 29 ROSLYN
Allison lurex sweater ($90) and Zero Degrees Celsius tulle and embroidered skirt ($185) at EntrĂŠe. Zimmerman sandals ($495) at Americana Manhasset.
AYDEN, 5 Nupkeet sweater ($118), linen shorts ($115) and Atlanta mocassins ($148) at Everafter.
ARI, 3 Mayoral polo shirt ($44), shorts ($46) and Haviana flip flops ($24) at Tutti Bambini.
KHLOE, 15 MOS. Paisley Magic dress ($76) at Tutti Bambini.
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Salvatore Ferragamo silk blend dress ($3300) at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques. Jimmy Choo disco ball tassel clutch ($3095) at jimmychoo.com. Diamond and stone ring ($3995) and sapphire open pear earrings ($995) at Fortunoff.
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JANINE, 40 WOODBURY
Tory Sport tennis dress ($248), ruffle sneakers ($228), canvas tennis bag ($295) and visor ($35) at Tory Sport East Hampton.
CHARLOTTE, 6 Lacoste pleated skirt ($65) and pleated tee shirt ($40) at lacoste.com. Nike sneakers ($64.99) at Sneakerology.
FIONA, 8 Lacoste petite pique bi-color tennis dress ($70) at lacoste.com. Nike sneakers ($52.99) at Sneakerology. Top Trenz sling bag ($20) at Please Mom.
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Zimmerman golden surfer dress ($950) at Americana Manhasset. Salvatore Ferragamo snakeskin ankle wrap sandals ($1390) at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques. Alexis Bittar crystal encrusted earrings ($225) at alexisbittar.com.
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LAURIE, 38 GREAT NECK
Veronica Beard dress ($795) and Urge slides ($110) at The Westside.
ETHAN, 6 Sol Angeles tee ($48), Hoonana shorts ($48) and Veja sneakers ($98) at Everafter.
SARAH MIA, 4 Candy cami ($18), Le Big mini skirt ($48), TKEES sandals ($70) and Bari Lynn headband ($35) at Everafter.
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Kimora Lee Simmons dress ($1395) at Bloomingdaleâ€™s. Jimmy Choo patent sandals ($650) at jimmychoo.com. Alexis Bittar stone cuff ($325) at alexisbittar.com. Adina Reyter pave diamond triangle link earrings ($625) at adinareyter.com.
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All rooms boast ocean views at The Loren
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BERMUDA PINK SANDS, CRYSTALCLEAR WATERS, BUZZY NEW HOTELS AND A LAID-BACK ELEGANCE MAKE BERMUDA THIS SUMMERâ€™S ULTIMATE WEEKEND ESCAPE. BY MCLEAN ROBBINS
The Loren Pool Deck
Thanks to notable new hotels and renovations, celeb chef restaurants and the distinction of being one of the Caribbean’s only Zika-free islands, Bermuda just might be this summer’s hottest escape. After all, it’s just a 90-minute flight from JFK, which means you could theoretically be sipping rosé beachside in about the same amount of time that it would take to get to Montauk in traffic. The host to last year’s America’s Cup—the Super Bowl of the sailing world—Bermuda saw a record number of visitors in 2017. This year, Bermuda stays on the radar by playing host to a handful of enticing summer activities, from the Newport to Bermuda sail in June to the annual Cup Match, a large-scale cricket tournament, in August. Beyond sporting events, there’s truly something for everyone in Bermuda. From diving in the “shipwreck capital of the Atlantic” to world class golf and upscale shopping, it’s easy to make your trip as action packed or relaxed as you choose.
instead of a heavier, colonial feel. New dining outlets update the resort experience, like Tucker’s Bar, which focuses on the island’s signature spirit, rum, and the Island Brasserie, a new option for the resort’s main restaurant, which still boasts the signature Pan Am murals on the walls, but now dishes out easy island comfort fare. Other updates include the newly revamped beach club—one of the resort’s best features— a short golf cart trip from the main resort. The updated Sense Spa has new treatments and expanded wellness programming but retains its quiet reflecting pool and signature pink striped umbrellas. If possible, get one of the ocean suites, where you can hear the waves lapping almost right
up to your terrace as you enjoy an evening Dark N’ Stormy. Also on the island’s south side is The Loren at Pink Beach, which, when it opened last summer, was the first true luxury property to debut on the island in several decades. Slightly smaller than its counterparts, The Loren has just 45 rooms and a trendy Miami meets South of France vibe. It’s also perched right on the water, meaning all rooms boast spectacular ocean views in addition to perks like freestanding soaking tubs, rain showers, and Malin + Goetz products. Marée, the resort restaurant, is a must-visit for its seasonal seafood and farm to table fare.
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Rosewood Bermuda’s Newly Refurbished Rooms
Ken Hayden Photography
For a small island, Bermuda boasts its fair share of luxury resorts, none more notable than the fresh-from-renovation Rosewood Bermuda, formerly known as Rosewood Tucker’s Point. The 92-room resort re-opened in April after a multi-month closure and $25 million update that left much of the space’s original British-infused charm, but a more contemporary design that fits nicely with today’s travelers more preferred aesthetic – think a neutral color palate with pops of blue,
Hamilton Marina Lounge at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
Fairmont Southampton Golf Course
Closer to Hamilton, the island capital, is Elbow Beach, which was, when it opened in 1968, the island’s first luxury resort. We still love it today for its memorable butter yellow façade, as well as its perfect location on the longest pink sand beach in Bermuda. Mickey’s, the in-house restaurant, is right on the beach. It’s a must-visit for sunset views and simple yet elegantly prepared dishes with Italian flair.
BERMUDA IS A GOLFER’S PARADISE, OFFERING SEVERAL WORLD CLASS COURSES RANGING FROM POPULAR TO LEGENDARY.
The island also offers two Fairmont resorts, each of which offer a distinct experience. Fairmont Southampton is the larger of the two, at more than 500 rooms. Sister property the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, affectionately known as the Pink Palace, received a $100 million upgrade a little over a year ago and has emerged as a true urban luxury—overlooking the harbor in downtown Hamilton, with an easy jitney ride to the private beach club. It’s here that celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson opened his eponymous restaurant, Marcus’. Don’t miss the restaurant’s beautiful water views or its impressive collection of modern art from names like Andy Warhol and Nelson Mandela. Of course, the food stands out as well— we love the spicy buttermilk cauliflower and the chicken and waffles starter. For groups or a truly private escape, one should consider a rental on exclusive Hawkins Island. You’ll get your own villa, private chef and land/water transfers to get back to the mainland.
Not quite ready to make the trip? Good things come to those who wait. A St. Regis and RitzCarlton Reserve are both in process, with openings planned for the next few years. OUT & ABOUT
It’s easy to spend your days in Bermuda beachside, and if you choose not to leave the comfort of your lounge chair, we don’t blame you. But what this 21-square-mile island lacks in size, it more than makes up for in attractions. Bermuda is a golfer’s paradise, offering several world class courses, ranging from the legendary Mid Ocean Club, designed by Charles Blair McDonald, to the popular Port Royal, with its signature cliffside par 3 on the 16th hole, to the well-known Tucker’s Point, which, in addition to recent course updates, saw a full overhaul of the clubhouse and dining outlets as part of the recent Rosewood update.
A day on the water is a Bermuda must. Whether it’s as leisurely as a sunset sail, as invigorating as a morning kayak or paddle board or as adventurous as a jet ski tour, you’ll find that the water is one of the best ways to really get to know the island. If time (and your swimming skills) permit, we’d highly suggest a snorkel or scuba adventure to more than 200 nearby dive and wreck sites—this is the home of the Bermuda triangle, after all. You’ll likely see a wide variety of fish and wildlife, including the official bird of the country, the cahow, woodbury SUMMER 2018 | 63
Royal Naval Dockyard
Suite at The Loren
Private Dining Room at The Loren
Marcus’ Restaurant at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
a seagull-like creature with an oddly eerie call; it’s likeness featured on Bermudian money. History buffs may also enjoy an afternoon in St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the oldest English settlement in the New World, which still today boasts excellent examples of British colonial architecture. Stop by the St. George’s Historical Society Museum, the Bermuda National Trust Museum or the Bermudian Heritage Museum. Walk by St. Peter’s as well. It’s the oldest continually operating Anglican church in the New World.
A PERFECT EXCURSION IS THE IMPRESSIVELY LARGE BERMUDA MARITIME MUSEUM AT THE NAVAL DOCKYARD.
Another afternoon excursion is the Naval Dockyard, where the impressively large Bermuda Maritime Museum gives an idea of some of the island’s many shipwrecks and shipwreck treasures. For shoppers, Bermuda offers much more than many islands, perhaps thanks to the fact that it has the largest per capita income of anywhere in the world. Bermuda style tends towards the preppy, with a bit of laid-back island flair. The resort boutiques stock brand name beachwear, but unlike many islands, Bermuda has great in-town shopping as well. In recent years, the area along Front Street in Hamilton has notably 64 | SUMMER 2018 woodbury
stepped up its game, offering everything from The Authentic Bermuda Shorts (TABS, for short) to creative custom jewelry at spots like Alexandra Mosher, who uses the island’s signature pink sand in her creations. You’ll want to pop to Della Valle, where husband and wife duo Vincenzo and Belinda design and produce custom sandals that look as stylish as anything we’ve found in Capri or St. Tropez. Pick your leather, color, style and even beadwork to create a souvenir you’re sure to sport for years to come. Other highlights include coffee shop and gourmet giftery Milan Milan, curated fashion and housewares at Urban Cottage or menswear at Coral Coast Clothing or The English Sports Shop. In St. George, where the cruise ships come in, you’ll find two shops we just can’t do without. The first is custom jeweler David Rose, who offers everything from signature diamond-encrusted “Bermuda triangle” pendants to an artistic selection of custom work with semi-precious and diamond stones. For another unique memento, plan an afternoon session at Lili Bermuda, where the Canadian-born Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone will walk you through her perfumery, a century-old space that she took over in the mid 2000s. Each scent is locally hand-crafted, ranging from the original
Coral, a floral and ocean scent, to the newest SunKiss, with notes of vanilla and orange. EAT AND DRINK
Dining and nightlife in Bermuda leans toward upscale casual and meanders towards elegant. And in recent years, this seafood-heavy culture has embraced the farm-to-table movement which elevated its dining overall. Some of the best high-end fare is located in the hotels proper, either at the Hamilton Princess’ Marcus’, Rosewood’s Sul Verde or the Loren’s Marée. Barracuda, a staple in downtown Hamilton, is also a favorite. Nearby and newer is Devil’s Isle, where you’ll find healthy farm-to-table small plates plus great craft cocktails. They also have a sister outpost, Village Pantry, closer to the Rosewood. Cottage Café and Bolero, both casual bistro-style spots just off Front Street also stand out from the crowd.
FOR COCKTAIL HOUR, CHOICES ARE ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR TIME... POOLSIDE, BEACH OR ROOFTOP.
pink sand beaches make it an Insta-worthy weekend getaway.
For cocktail hour, choices are limited only by your time. While the Swizzle Inn tends towards tourist trap, it’s still worth a quick stop for a signature rum swizzle, a mix of rum, pineapple and orange juices, grenadine and bitters. For more upscale cocktails, we’d pop to local speakeasy Yours Truly, mixing up classics with a twist on Chancery Lane in Hamilton or hit the just-opened rooftop at Muse, overlooking Front Street, a lively spot with a weekend DJ to keep spirits high.
You’ll want to visit from late spring through mid-fall, with May through October considered high season. We’ve found March and April to be remarkably pleasant too, particularly if you’re more interested in golf, tennis or exploring than spending your days on the beach or a boat. That said, it rarely dips below 50 degrees, so the quiet off-season still makes for a pleasant weekend away. American, Jet Blue and Delta all fly daily directs from JFK, while one-stops are available from other area gateways. You’ll need your passport, but after landing, it’s no more than a half-hour taxi to your destination, making it easy to be on the beach by early afternoon or make it down in time for a signature Swizzle at cocktail hour.
WHEN & HOW TO TRAVEL
For a true Bermudian experience though, don’t miss Art Mel’s, which dishes out a local delicacy— a fried fish sandwich on tender raisin bread, piled high with cole slaw. What the grab n’ go restaurant lacks in ambiance, it surely makes up for in flavor.
Bermuda is the easiest of the Caribbean islands to access, technically because it’s closer to North Carolina in distance and latitude than to the rest of the Caribbean. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t feel like a true escape – the cerulean waters and signature
Car rentals are prohibited for tourists in Bermuda, so your best bet is a taxi or to hop a scooter, often called a bike by locals. Not quite that brave? It’s easy to hire a car from your hotel or busy areas such as St. George or down by the Royal Naval Dockyard. ■
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Behind the sweeping faรงade of this 19th century-style home is a cozy and welcoming 21st century interior.
I N T I M AT E BY A L L ISO N WIL D E RM U T H P H OTO GRA P HY BY P E T E R M ARG O N E L L I
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Shelter Island artist Fran Taubman designed the balusters and rods of the sweeping entry staircase.
“C Let’s face it — size does matter in the Hamptons. Grand homes with tons of square footage, sprawling layouts and ballroom-sized bedrooms are par for the course out east, but if not done properly, they can lack a certain warmth and sense of intimacy. That’s where interior designer Jesse Carrier comes in.
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arrier, who runs Carrier and Company Interiors with his wife and business partner Mara Miller, knows what it takes to make a house a home. Their small New York-based firm has earned many accolades in its 15 years in business (including spots on the AD 100 and the Elle Décor A lists), and has caught the eye of celebrities like Jessica Chastain, with clients everywhere from California to Florida. But they do a lot of work in the Hamptons and know how to bring a 20,000 square-foot house down to a more human scale with cozy interiors and everyday-livable spaces.
This particular home was built for a middle-aged couple with adult children who wanted a place for the entire family – and plenty of future grandchildren – to gather. The couple’s summer lifestyle revolves around golf and outdoor living, so the property includes a pool, pool house, outdoor gym and a screened-in porch that offers great pond views and a delightful cross breeze. Local architect John David Rose designed the house based on the historic, shingle-style houses built in the area in the 1800s by architect John Russell Pope. The couple loved its big, traditional bones but wanted an interior more suitable to a 21st century lifestyle. Carrier made sure that all interior details, finishes and colors were fresh and current and there was nothing stuffy or old-fashioned. Nearly every room has an artful mix of old and new, a blending of styles and a layering of textures that makes them warm and inviting. “We really wanted to make the interiors look collected over a period of time,” Carrier said. The family’s artwork collection, mostly by 20th century Long Island-based artists, and select pieces of Dominy furniture such as antique blanket chests and a pool table from New York’s Knickerbocker Club, were part of the mix. “There’s this real love for the Hamptons, and they tried to evoke that in the artwork they collected,” Carrier said. “We tried to find things specific to New York and the Hamptons, to keep history intact, but then layered in more modern pieces to offset that sensibility.”
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Above: The scale of the furniture and décor in the guest and master bedrooms create privacy zones; basalt wall tile in the guest bath brings a big bathroom down to size.
The upstairs master bedroom mirrors the massive living room below it and has sweeping ocean views. The room is so big, Carrier said, that a bed and a pair of chairs alone would have been lost in it. So he created pockets of intimate space within the room, starting with a canopied bed. The bedside tables were painted chests of drawers in the Swedish style. At the foot of the bed is an antique camelback settee, appropriate to the style of the house, complemented by 1930s Italian ratchet-back chairs and a custom-lacquered linen table, “to have a lighter finish and not just another piece of brown wood.” Layered textures and patterns – solids mixed with prints, an Oushak carpet underfoot and a cross-hatched paint finish on the walls – offer a sense of warmth and coziness. For an adjoining sitting room, the only interior, windowless room in the house, Carrier chose to lacquer the walls and molding in a soft French blue “for a sparkly, jewel-box effect.” The wall color was chosen to match the sofa in the room and the entire space simply glows. “Introducing a bright lacquered finish is a foil to traditional architecture,” Carrier explained. The little midcentury wingback chairs juxtapose the traditional pieces; the carpet is a contemporary version of a hooked rug; and the artwork on the wall above the sofa is by a 20th century New York-based artist. “We take every opportunity to work in the then and now” through upholstery and other finish choices, Carrier said. Guest bedrooms throughout the house – including a “his and hers” attic guest suite with space on either side for boys and girls to bunk – display the same mix of old and new items such as antique quilts and more blanket chests alongside contemporary design choices. And in each bedroom
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Left: An interior sitting room glows like a jewel-box from the laquered powder blue walls.
Carrier has created a sense of intimacy and privacy through the selection and placement of furniture and design finishes. In the excitement of building a house from the ground up, it is easy to overlook the interior design until the outer shell is complete, but bringing in an interior designer or decorator early in the planning phase can lend additional perspective. “The expectation in real estate tends to be ‘the bigger the better,’ but you can have smaller spaces within the larger home,” Carrier said. Most John Russell Pope homes have lots of covered wraparound porches and sleeping spaces that 100 years ago provided relief from the summer heat. The downside of these porches is that they block light to interior spaces. The exception is the kitchen in this home, which is filled with natural light. The homeowner is an avid cook and wanted a chef’s kitchen, so Carrier designed a double-wide island with an impressive pot rack above that is based on a turn-of-the-century pot rack design. The countertops are soapstone and the island top is zinc, two materials that show use and wear and, in the case of zinc, develop a patina over time. The backsplash tiles have a weave-like pattern, a subtle way to introduce visual texture, while the pale shades of blue and gray paint play off the fog and the mist from the ocean. As in most homes, the kitchen is where everyone gathers, and this one has an eat-in area with a drop-leaf table that can accommodate ten people, as well as a small sitting area. One of the most popular spots in the home, according to Carrier, is the screened-in porch, perhaps because it is built on a more intimate scale, and two or three people can sit down and feel connected without shouting across the room. And, if they close their eyes, can perhaps feel as though they’ve stepped back in time, if only for a little while.■
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TURNING THE PAGE:
by KARIN GREENBERG
TOP RANKING NEW READS
All We Ever Wanted
The Secrets Between Us
by Emily Giffin
ONLY BAD THING about an Emily Gifﬁn book is that it has to end. All We Ever Wanted is a complete delight from the ﬁrst page to the last. While tackling issues many of her books have covered before_love, loyalty, identity_she manages to be original and engaging in an all-encompassing way. Nashville, Tennessee has its share of elite, wealthy residents. If youʼre anyone important, your children attend the esteemed Windsor Academy, a private school where the academics rival prestigious colleges and the students drive luxury SUVs. Nina Browning, whose son Finch is a senior there, is constantly reminded by some of the snobbier women in town that she doesnʼt measure up because of her working-class origins in the small town of Bristol. Though her husband, Kirk, whom she met at Vanderbilt University, has recently sold his technology company for millions, and she is actively involved in fancy fundraisers around town, she still feels like an outcast. When her Princetonbound son, Finch, is involved in a social media scandal, Nina begins to question exactly what this upbringing has done to her only child. Tom Volpe, a single dad and self-employed carpenter, keeps to himself. His daughter, Lyla, on scholarship at Windsor, is the odd girl out at school, even though sheʼs secured a best friend who appears to be down-to-earth despite her familyʼs wealth. After he gets a call one night from his daughterʼs friend, who reveals that Lyla drank too much at a party, Tom is furious. But when he ﬁnds out that a questionable photograph of his daughter is circulating around town, his anger multiplies and he is on a rampage to bring the culprit to justice. What entails is a complex investigation that tests the values of all involved. With an uncanny ability to make her characters come to life, Gifﬁn creates an addictive reading experience that rivals any binge-watching Netﬂix spree. Through utterly realistic dialogue, a rich, detail-oriented plot, and introspective, fallible people, she continues to stand out as a talented author who gives readers the ultimate literary experience.
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by Thrity Umrigar
THI S MOV I N G sequel to Umrigarʼs 2006 bestselling The Space Between Us, the author takes us deep into the lives of two impoverished Indian women whose unfortunate life circumstances have led them through unimaginable heartache and tragedy. Bhima, after being abandoned by her husband, suffered the terrible grief of losing her daughter and son-in-law to AIDS. While raising her granddaughter, Maya, in a slum in Mumbai, she has been lucky enough to have had the help of her employer, Saribai. When Saribaiʼs son-in-law unfairly accuses her of stealing, however, Bhima is forced to leave her secure job, ﬁnding work in other homes, and eventually selling food at an open market. Parvati, who has had her own history of abuse and hardship, crosses paths with Bhima when they begin to work alongside each other. When Bhima learns that her new acquaintance is able to read, write and calculate numbers, she realizes that there is a secret past that doesnʼt ﬁt with the destitute lower-class peasant she appears to be. Only after the walls around them begin to break down do the women become friends and learn the hidden details of each otherʼs shocking former lives. As they struggle to support themselves, their shared passions and sorrows unite them in one goal; to reconcile their pasts and live in the present with dignity. Umrigar explores the class system of India, challenges the patriarchal paradigm, and, through several younger characters, examines the way modern women interpret and react to the traditions of their culture. Her gentle, mesmerizing writing captures the landscape of India, from the oppressive smells and sounds of the slums and the frenzied chaos of the marketplace, to the peacefulness of the lush countryside. The Secrets Between Us is a powerful, inspiring story about the ways in which women overcome the limitations that are forced upon them.
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
HA S A N OPI N I ON about sports_good, bad, or somewhere in between. In Fredrik Backmanʼs latest novel, Us Against You, he shows what can happen when an entire town builds its well-being around one hockey team. Though Beartown is known for its hockey team, the residents pride themselves on being resilient, hardworking people who have overcome adversity many times over. When the Beartown hockey team is in danger of being shut down for good, the town rallies to save the only thing that connects its people. Peter Andersson, a former NHL star and the teamʼs longtime manager, is placed in a compromising position when a shady local politician gets involved with the town councilʼs agenda. Though pushing outwardly admirable goals, his ulterior motives shock those involved. As the drama unfolds, the players and their friends work through their own issues. Maya and Ana, one of whom is suffering from the trauma of rape, and the other who deals with an alcoholic father, attempt to be normal teens; Benji, whose sexuality is under a microscope after online photographs of him go viral, struggles with his image as a masculine athlete; and Vidar, who is in prison, begins to grapple with his lack of impulse control. As the negotiations of the upcoming season unfold, the individuals go through their lives, trying to make sense of their relationships, each ﬁguring out how to maintain their identities while remaining part of a larger cause. Based on the characters from his former novel, Beartown, Us Against You is a deeply emotional look into what shapes and motivates people. Backmanʼs precise, cinema-like style allows readers to feel as if they are ﬂoating above the scenes. His knack for communicating charactersʼ feelings through the use of simple dialogue makes the action intense and alive, so that by the end of Us Against You, it all seems to matter. ■
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FACE OF YOGA “WESTERNIZED” YOGA IS AN EVOLUTION OF THE ORIGINAL PRACTICE; TECHNOLOGY USED MINDFULLY TO ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE.
There’s a reason many yoga studios ask you to check your phone at the door. Yoga is centuries old. It’s about fitness, yes, but it’s about more than that. It’s about waking up your body and clearing your mind enough to hear what it wants. As anyone who practices will say, it’s about meditation. Sweaty, sometimes physically challenging, meditation. It’s no coincidence that the calm, centering presence that yoga invites caught on in North America alongside the always-on, focus-splitting gadgets we carry around. The calm, meditative, full-body awareness of yoga and the frenetic, insular world of technology sound like two concepts at direct odds. Well, they’re not.
While you don’t want to be in a studio full of chiming phones or in the background of anyone’s me@yoga selfie, technology can be additive to the yoga experience if used mindfully and on your own terms. Otherwise, yes, it’s a total distraction. So, while tech and yoga might sound like opposing forces, tech is finding its way into yoga practice and studios. Here are a few of the ways in which tech is poised to change the centuries-old practice. You’ve probably already seen it happening. 74 | SUMMER 2018 woodbury
Technology is woven into yoga pants Wearable X
Tera’s light patterns direct poses
Prismsport top, great for yoga and barre, $75
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Smart yoga mats that monitor pressure points and body alignment are waiting in the wing. Some can even guide you through the poses and correct your posture. Think of it as what would happen if Siri decided to try her hand at becoming a yogi. No technology can replace a thoughtful human yogi of course, but it’s not hard to see how a smart mat could be a useful addition to the overall yoga experience. Aside from anything else, it can offer the kind of one-to-one feedback that you can’t get without one-on-one sessions. Some smart mats, like the appropriately named SmartMat, offer real-time feedback. Things like “bring more weight into the back heel.” For a yoga session that you do at home as part of your daily routine, that kind of instruction can be really valuable.
SMART MATS TALK BACK
Glow Mat and SmartMat both sense pressure
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Glow Mat, on the other hand, doesn’t rely on verbal cues and so is at home in a studio or group session. It senses pressure in much the same way SmartMat does. It uses light patterns to relay similar information – or at least it would, if this MIT student project ever makes it out of the lab and into the studio. Tera takes it a step further, using light patterns to tell you where to place your hands and feet for a given pose, then gives feedback for how you might improve the pose. As decorative as it is functional, Tera is designed not to be taken to the yoga studio but to live on the floor, ready to be called into service as a smart exercise mat.
SMART APPAREL Yogis make it look easy but getting the perfect kapotsana or gomukshasana is anything but. When first starting out, at home or in a class, there are so many things to consider. It’s not just balance - it’s position, rotation, flexion.
Some of these are real, fully-fledged products and some are something of a pipe dream in search or an angel investor. The point, though, is that technology is coming to the yoga mat, whether in one of the forms outlined above or in some other way. Yogis offer the guidance needed to bring your body into alignment through the various yoga poses. They can’t divine all the information with the same accuracy as the various sensors that will one day be rolled up and carried to class. FitBit Versa
HEART RATE EMPOWERED Wearable X pairs your pants with your phone.
Smart yoga pants promise to bring it all into alignment. Wearable X has technology woven into its Nadi X range of yoga pants to guide you through all the various poses. You can build a playlist of poses then follow along from your phone. Pair your pants with your phone or tablet (clearly we live in the future) and you’re guided through the routine.
WATCHES AND BANDS FitBit, Apple Watch or any other smart watch you may already wear can help with your yoga practice too. Yoga is harder than it looks, as you may well know. The data a fitness tracker gathers and helps you to analyze can be a great guide in your journey toward asana and beyond. For all the demands it puts on us, technology also has a way of compartmentalizing our thoughts and clearing some of the clutter. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing depends on perspective. You probably don’t remember your friends phone numbers because you don’t ever have to use them; just tap a contact in the address book on your phone and you’re connected. You don’t have to remember directions anymore (was it left at the second light?) because you’ve got technology that gives turn-by-turn directions at the press of a button. By the same token, if you’re wearing a fitness band or smart watch, you don’t have to think about how long you’ve been doing yoga or how you’ve improved since the first time you set foot in the studio. You’ve got an unobtrusive little tracker that’s passively logging all this stuff for you. You can let go of these things that might otherwise get in the way while you’re trying to clear your mind and be present in the moment. You can examine the data later, at your leisure, and use it to improve your practice. Taking a less passive approach, tracking your heart rate throughout your yoga practice, can tell you a lot. With something like Apple Watch or just about any fitness tracker with a screen, you can see your heart rate in real time. It could fairly be argued that this is a distraction. However, seeing your heartrate in real time can also actually help with mindfulness. Bringing your heart rate down during an inversion exercise can be part of being fully present for that exercise. Focusing on your active heart rate and making a conscious effort to bring it down is a skill. Active feedback can help you acquire and improve that skill to the point that you perhaps won’t need a gadget anymore. 76 | SUMMER 2018 woodbury
The smarts are in the small, removable Pulse unit that clips onto the Nadi X pants. Haptic feedback (communicative vibrations) let you know if you’re out of alignment as you follow along with the poses. Smart fibers in the pants act as sensors; data that the Pulse understands and uses to issue feedback. To answer the obvious question, yes, the pants can go through the wash once you’re done. Just unclip the Pulse and charge it up for next time.
There are many different types of yoga. Some purists will insist that only the centuries-old practice that originated with Indian gurus is the true yoga. “Westernized” yoga is an evolution of the original practice. That doesn’t mean it’s better but by the same token, it doesn’t make it worse. Using technology mindfully and on your own terms can be additive, not subtractive, to the overall experience. It can help you get more out of your yogic efforts, which, no matter which school of thought you subscribe to, is kind of the whole point. ■
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THE GENE IMPACT Precision Dietetics.
by NICOLE VISNIC, CCN Ambassador of Nutrition, LifesSpan
The Universal Diet Doesn’t Exist. The hunt for the right diet is as much an enigma as an odyssey. Through the decades, we’ve seen new dietary trends surface only to change as quickly as the seasons. Government agencies encourage us to eat from each of the food groups. Medical doctors recommend we cut the fat, cholesterol, or carbs from our diets. Nutrition advocates promote diets ranging from vegan to Paleo. Each diet touts benefits that will help you feel better, lose weight and live longer. Yet there is no consensus and barely a common thread between these various dietary recommendations. With medical and technological advances as impressive as 3D-printed organs and regenerated tissues via stem cells, how is it possible we are still trying to determine the best way to eat? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that we have been going about it all wrong and the universal diet does not exist. Biochemical Individuality The reason a universal diet is not possible is because of biochemical individuality, the concept that everyone’s nutritional and 78 | SUMMER 2018 woodbury
biochemical constitution is unique and that dietary needs vary from person to person. In 1956, the late world-renowned biochemist Roger Williams, Ph.D., published his book Biochemical Individuality, which described anatomical and physiological differences among people and how the variations related to individual responses to the environment. Williams was one of the first to recognize how biochemical individuality connected differing nutritional needs to good health. Take for example potassium, a mineral tightly regulated in the blood. The most convincing evidence that there is substantial variation in potassium needs is characterized by sudden attacks of weakness or paralysis (familial periodic paralysis), which is accompanied by low potassium levels. The disease seems to be brought on by our body’s need for higher amounts of potassium, possibly due to differences in enzyme systems and excretion rates. Differing nutrient levels and needs are not unique to potassium. The same evidence exists for nearly every micronutrient, mac-
ronutrient, amino acid and fatty acid. Since nutrient needs vary from person to person, the diet that promotes good health in one individual will be different from one that works for another. Knowing how nutrient needs differ is one piece of the puzzle, but how does that translate into a specific way of eating? Ancestral Diets Before modern farming and food manufacturing, human beings consumed foods native to their geographic location. The revolutionary work of a dentist named Weston Price revealed the importance not only of eating locally, but eating according to ancestry as well. Dr Price was perplexed by the deteriorating state of his patients’ oral health and facial structures: crowded and crooked teeth, overbites, pinched nostrils, narrowed faces and undefined cheekbones. His curiosity led him to travel to remote parts of the world about 60 years ago to investigate whether the problems he was observing in his patients were a collective and international issue.
A personalized, or precision dietetics, approach to dietary recommendations may yield better health outcomes than the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. What he found were tribes and villages where virtually every individual exhibited robust health. Tooth decay was rare and dental crowding and occlusions non-existent. The natives were invariably good-natured and characterized by impressive physical development with virtually no signs of disease. He photographed the tribes and recorded his observations in the landmark book Nutrition & Physical Degeneration. A particularly interesting finding in Price’s research was the disparity in diets of indigenous populations. In fact, their diets varied as much as popular trends today. In the Swiss village where Price began his investigations, the inhabitants lived on rich dairy products, rye bread, meat occasionally, bone broth soups, and the few vegetables they could cultivate during summer months. The Eskimo diet was composed largely of fish and marine animals, including seal oil and blubber. Tribes in Canada, the Everglades, the Amazon, Australia and Africa consumed game animals, organ meats, glands, blood, marrow, a variety of grains, tubers and seasonal vegetables and fruits. Price’s findings provided real clues about the significance of ancestry and eating foods native to one’s geographical location as they relate to good health and prevention of disease. The only problem is that most of us are transplanted from our origin of ancestry and do not come from a homogeneous gene pool. So where does that leave us now? Improving Health Through Precision Dietetics Study A recent study conducted by Barrington et al., demonstrated the way different diets influence health in genetically distinct mice. In this study, researchers designed four human-comparable mouse diets representative of those consumed by human populations throughout history. They compared the effects of American, Mediterranean, Japanese and Maasai/ketogenic diets on metabolic health. While each diet benefitted some strains (with the unfortunate exception of the American diet), no single diet was universally beneficial for liver health across strains. If similar genetic-dependent diet responses exist in humans, then a personalized, or precision dietetics, approach to dietary recommendations may yield better health outcomes than the traditional one-size-fits-all approach.
GENES AND DIET
The rate we are learning about gene-diet interactions is bringing us closer every day to having an established system of precision dietetics. The completion of the human genome project has permanently changed the paradigm as well as the trajectory of research across all health related industries. Full genome sequencing, the comprehensive and informative analysis of tens of thousands of genes providing information on ancestry, medication tolerance, disease risk, and much more, including how to eat, is now a reality and many individuals have already taken advantage of the technology. Over the years, there have been several gene-diet interactions established, such as: Lactose tolerance. Decreased activity of the LCT gene inhibits production of lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose. Individuals with decreased LCT activity who consume lactose-containing foods such as milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream typically experience digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Caffeine metabolism. Possessing even one copy of the CYP1A2*1F gene reduces caffeine metabolism. Slow caffeine metabolizers who consume caffeine are at greater risk for heart conditions and myocardial infarctions, as well as infertility and miscarriages. Insulin sensitivity. IRS-1 gene variations are associated with an inability to properly utilize the hormone insulin. Individuals with an IRS-1 variation who consume a high glycemic or high carbohydrate diet are at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, elevated triglycerides and weight loss resistance. Sodium and fluid regulation. Variations in the GNB3 gene are associated with sodium sensitivity. Individuals with sodium sensitivity are prone to fluid retention and elevated blood pressure with increased consumption of sodium. Lipid metabolism. The APOE gene affects how you metabolize and transport fats and cholesterol throughout your body. Individuals with a certain variation of the APOE gene, known as APOE4, tend to have higher levels of LDL and increased risk for weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s on a diet high in saturated fat. Micronutrient utilization. One of the most well-known gene-diet interactions is with the MTHFR gene. Individuals with a variation in this gene are unable to efficiently utilize folic acid and require supplementation with a methylated form of folate. Without proper supplementation, individuals with this variation are at increased risk for heart disease, cancer, mood disorders and having children with neural tube defects. Of the gene-diet interactions, the one with the most promising dietary implications has to do with lectin compatibility. Lectins are a class of proteins found in food that have
the ability to bind with carbohydrates on cell surfaces. When lectins bind with cells, they can severely disrupt the intestinal protective barrier, resulting in malabsorption and nutritional deficiencies. Lectins can also cause immune reactions that produce inflammation leading to a wide range of symptoms like gas, bloating, joint pain, nasal congestion, fatigue, dermatitis and weight loss resistance. Nutrition experts recommend you completely avoid high lectin foods like grains, beans, seafood, peanuts and nightshade vegetables; however, it turns out that lectin compatibility is unique to the individual. Take for instance a high lectin food like corn. In individuals with a specific genotype, corn lectin causes red blood cells to agglutinate (clump together), yet in individuals with a different genotype, corn does not cause agglutination and there are no issues associated with consumption. So How Are We To Eat In 2018? Despite the fact that precision dietetics remains in its infancy, approaches have been translated into practice in private industries. Integrative medicine clinics and functional medicine providers have been using emerging research to personalize diets for their patients for years. LifeSpan Medicine, a concierge medicine clinic with locations in Santa Monica and Dallas, has been offering a nutrition program for over a decade that analyzes blood markers to determine foods genetically compatible for the individual, including lectin compatibility. LifeSpan has also partnered with Human Longevity Institute to make full genome sequencing accessible to their clientele. Personalized nutrition companies like Habit ship kits directly to consumers to collect DNA to assess 60 different gene variants related to nutrition like caffeine metabolism, blood glucose regulation, lactose sensitivity and nutrient assimilation. Based on results, a report is generated and a personalized eating program is created and easily accessed online. While precision dietetics is continuing to evolve, working with a professional is the key in moving one step closer to a genetically compatible diet. A skilled provider will analyze established gene-diet interactions like MTHFR and APOE within the context of your family history, overall health, diet and lifestyle. Right now, with expert guidance it is possible to eat in a way that balances your body chemistry and promotes favorable expression of your genes. ■
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BATTLING CANCER. ONE MOTHER SHARES FOR THE FIRST TIME.
By Sarah Vermylen Trust
In early July 2011, we were excited for summer to start. We had moved to Long Island over the winter and were eager to enjoy fresh air and long days with family and friends. Our son Collin was two and three quarters and he was loving playing with his friends and his one year old sister, Josie. The only anxious thought floating around in the back of my mind was, “Why aren’t those bruises on Collin’s shins going away?”
receiving chemotherapy, it seems like an insurmountable amount of time. We were told that although he had a higher risk type of ALL, his prognosis was good. Seventy years ago, ALL was a death sentence. Now, the cure rate is almost 90%.
After watching Collin’s bruises for a week or so, that niggling thought turned into alarm bells when Collin had a playdate with a group of his friends. We lined them up for a picture, and despite the fact that all of the kids were just as rough and tumble as Collin was, none of them had bruises on their shins. I took Collin to the pediatrician the next day.
Collin’s treatment started on July 11th with the surgical insertion of a mediport in his chest where his chemo would be delivered intravenously. Prior to his surgery, the Child Life Specialist came to Collin’s room with a “chemo duck,” a stuffed animal with a mediport just like he would have. Teaching children about their treatments and helping relieve their anxiety is the main purpose of Child Life and we are so grateful to the team at Cohen’s.
The doctor agreed with my assessment: it was either nothing or it was something. He ordered a blood test and the next day there were voicemails on our cell phones, our house phone and my husband’s work phone. My husband called the pediatrician who said, “You need to take Collin to Cohen Children’s Medical Center ER right now.” The pediatrician said his platelets were dangerously low and his hemoglobin was too. He said, “When we see low platelets and hemoglobin like this, we think leukemia.” Collin checked into Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s pediatric hematology/oncology ward that night: Med 4. It was the first of our 28 days there. The following morning, we met Dr. Jonathan Fish, who we are forever thankful was the attending on service at Cohen’s that day. He performed a bone marrow aspiration on Collin and that evening Dr. Fish and Ingrid MacFarlane, a social worker for the hematology-oncology group, asked us to follow them to the conference room. It seemed like that walk took forever. My husband and I both knew that being taken to a conference room was not a good thing. Collin was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, ALL. His treatment would last a little over three years. When you hear your two and threequarter year old will spend the next three years of his life
Teaching children about their treatments and helping relieve their anxiety is the main purpose of Child Life and we are so grateful to the team at Cohen’s.
When it came time to bring him into the OR, I did the best acting job of my entire life. I pointed out all of the cool pictures they had on the walls and talked about how silly everyone looked in their outfits. Collin was amazing. I broke down as I walked out the door. When we saw Collin in recovery, he was groggy and confused. He was also now officially On Treatment. The first month of treatment was the hardest for everyone. They basically throw every type of chemo at you at once to give patients the best chance of remission and survival. Steroids were also on the menu, which meant our sweet boy was cranky and ravenous. He would eagerly await the arrival of the lunch cart on Med 4 and make sure he had a sufficient number of hot dogs to satisfy him. At times, he was double-fisting Panera grilled cheese. The nurses told us to let him eat since there would be plenty of times in the future when he wouldn’t be able to. Collin spent almost all of induction woodbury SUMMER 2018 | 81
therapy on Med 4 at Cohen Children’s due to an infection in his blood that required heavy duty IV antibiotics and monitoring. We tried to make the best of our time at the hospital. Collin loved when the music therapist would visit his room or he had music class in the playroom. He learned to push his IV pole along the hallway and not get tangled in the tubing. The movie Cars was on a constant loop in Collin’s hospital room. He also grew accustomed to taking medicine regularly and doing his “mouthcare” four times a day which involved a soft brush and Biotene because he was no longer allowed to brush his teeth for fear of infection. At the end of induction, Collin had another bone marrow aspiration, this time to check for Minimal Residual Disease (MRD), basically, any hiding leukemia cells. A positive MRD might have changed his prognosis and required additional chemo. Thankfully, Collin tested negative and he was officially in remission. Collin’s diagnosis changed our lives so drastically that we didn’t think we would ever feel
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had “Collin’s Playschool” once a week at her house where Collin did puzzles and crafts and practiced his letters.
played happily with the volunteers from Sunrise Day Camp who brought games and crafts for children as they waited for their doctors. Collin and I would spend the often long days at the hospital napping, snuggling and watching movies. Collin was very lucky that the side effects from chemo were relatively mild. There were days he wouldn’t have anything but milk. We tempted his appetite with ghost shaped pancakes, tortellini and iced sugar cookies. In January, his hair started falling out in earnest. My husband would kiss him goodbye in the morning and when he returned at night, Collin would have noticeably less hair. When it was all gone, his bald head was smooth and beautiful. I loved kissing that head. And I loved it even more a few months later when I kissed the growth of new hair.
Most of the time Collin spent outside of the house was at the hospital, one to two times per week where he had bloodwork, chemo, spinal taps and blood transfusions as needed. He was so brave. Despite knowing that the nurses would access his port, which was both painful and traumatizing for him, he would happily pack up his favorite lovey, Monkey, and hop in the car. He greeted the nurses and Dr. Fish with a smile. He
After nine months of front-line treatment, where the chemo is high dose and side effects can be worrisome, Collin moved on to Maintenance in May 2012, which meant that we only had to visit the hospital twice a month, once for blood work and once for IV chemo. The rest of his medicine was oral and taken at home. Dr. Fish told us that Collin would be “Off Treatment” on October 25, 2014. We started dreaming of a day without
normal again. Once he was out of the hospital, Collin and Josie were so happy to be together again, but they didn’t realize how much their lives had changed. Because Collin’s immune system was so compromised, we limited his exposure to other people and other kids. No more nursery school, no more playdates, no more library story time, no more music class. His Nana
“WE DIDN’T THINK WE WOULD EVER FEEL NORMAL AGAIN”
medicine and a celebratory party even though it was still two years and five months away. Collin’s immune system was still compromised, but he got the all clear to go back to nursery school. Our lives became much more normal after that, though we were still vigilant about germs and chased after our children with hand sanitizer regularly. Collin’s scheduled visits at the hospital were less frequent, but he had several unscheduled visits to the ER. Because he had a mediport, any fever could have indicated a dangerous infection, so we became used to leaving the house quickly with a bag full of snacks, activities and iPad chargers. Usually he was fine, but the week before kindergarten started he had a fever and what looked like a few mosquito bites. It was chicken pox, the one thing Dr. Fish had told me to be worried about. Before the Varicella vaccine, when children routinely contracted chicken pox as a childhood virus, chicken pox was feared by oncologists and worried parents. Collin spent a week in the hospital because the virus had essentially wiped out his already-compromised immune system. He missed the first week of kindergarten.
On October 21, 2014, our family went to the hospital for Collin’s final IV chemo. He received a special certificate and he rang the bell indicating he was finished with treatment. Collin, now a first grader, asked why the sign on the bell said “Heroes”. We replied, “Because that’s what you are.” Four days later, we had our own ceremony at home for Collin’s final oral chemo. Collin’s first grade teacher threw him a party in his classroom to celebrate and we had a party for family and friends at our house. We were so happy yet still so scared. Going off treatment sounds fantastic, but the fear of relapse was constantly on our minds in that first year. We got a puppy, Dandelion Bumblebee, to distract us. As the months went by, and then years, we started taking deeper breaths. In October, 2017, Collin had his last visit at Dr. Fish’s office in the hospital. From now on, he will have yearly checkups with Dr. Fish in his Survivorship Program. Dr. Fish’s Survivorship Program follows pediatric cancer patients after their risk of relapse has gone down, but the long term side effects still need monitoring. One in 750 people living in the US are survivors of pediatric cancer. Despite the significant strides that have been
made in the treatment of pediatric cancers, chemotherapy can have long-lasting effects. Some chemo adversely affects the heart. Many children have long-lasting learning issues and post-traumatic stress or anxiety from treatment. Others have significant physical limitations due to the chemo and steroids. There is a risk of secondary cancers. Three years of childhood spent taking toxic medicines can be life-saving and devastating at the same time. Collin says that he hopes that one day kids with cancer will take one pill and it will go away. Improving treatment options is important both to increase the odds of survival for all pediatric cancers and to lessen the long term effects of cancer treatment. That terrible day in July when Collin was diagnosed was the worst day of our lives. But as we went through our cancer journey, we realized how lucky we were. We were lucky that he had a good prognosis when other parents were given much worse news. We were lucky to have the support of family and friends. We were lucky to have a world-class hospital close by for treatment. And we were lucky that Collin made it through treatment with the help of his team and is a thriving nine year old today. ■
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TODAY’S OB/GYN ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS QUESTIONS ABOUT PREGNANCY & CIRCUMCISION
I AM TWO WEEKS FROM MY DUE DATE WITH MY FIRST BABY. THE ULTRASOUND SAYS MY BABY WEIGHS ALMOST NINE POUNDS – IS THIS ACCURATE? WHY IS MY BABY GETTING SO BIG? WHY WON’T MY DOCTOR INDUCE ME THIS WEEK?
There are many factors that figure into the size of a baby. Were you a big baby when you were born? Very often, if you were large at birth there are genetic factors that influence the size of your baby and you may make a big baby as well. How much weight have you gained in the pregnancy? We encourage women of average weight to gain between 25 and 35 pounds in pregnancy. Women who gain significantly more weight can deliver a bigger baby. Did you have gestational diabetes during pregnancy, and if you did, was it well controlled? Women with gestational diabetes, especially those whose blood sugars are not in control, can have large babies as well. Sonographic estimate of fetal weight can be off by 15 percent in either direction (smaller or larger). Even though ultrasound is very good at estimating fetal weight, it certainly has its limitations. I have seen estimates of fetal weight in the ten pound range, where upon delivery the baby weighs eight pounds, and in other 88 2018woodbury woodbury 78 | SUMMER SPRING 2018
instances the estimation of fetal weight by ultrasound is within ounces of the true birth weight. Doctors evaluate estimations of fetal weight clinically by using Leopold maneuvers. We use our hands to evaluate the estimation of fetal weight by experience. Again, like with ultrasound, we are sometimes spot on or other times off by over a pound. There was a study done in women having their second baby where they looked at sonographic estimate of fetal weight, physician’s estimate of fetal weight, and mothers’ estimate of fetal weight (knowing what her prior baby weighed) and the mother was the closest. Needless to say, estimation of fetal weight by any means is not a perfect science.
Impending macrosomia is when the baby is approaching ten pounds yet the mother is not in labor. Unless there is maternal or fetal jeopardy labor is not induced prior to 39 weeks. Macrosomia is a term that obstetricians use to describe babies with a birth weight of greater than 4500 grams (ten pounds). Impending macrosomia is when the baby is approaching
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that number yet the mother is not in labor. It seems intuitive that we would want to bring labor on early in those patients who appear to have impending macrosomia, but there are two reasons we don’t. First, unless there is maternal or fetal jeopardy, we do not bring on labor before 39 weeks of gestation (a full seven days before the due date) because of a small chance the baby’s lungs will not yet be fully developed (this maturity is different from baby to baby). Therefore, we can be doing more harm than good and we would not want to prematurely force the hand of nature. In addition, induction of labor doubles the risk of Cesarean section. This would clearly be warranted if there was a situation of maternal or fetal jeopardy, but not for impending macrosomia alone. Second, numerous studies show that there is actually a higher rate of vaginal delivery by letting nature take its course and allowing bigger babies to go into labor as opposed to inducing them, even if it means that the baby will be larger. Babies forced into labor with induction might come into the pelvis in abnormal positions which can increase the risk of C-section, and macrosomic babies are more at risk for an obstetrical emergency called shoulder dystocia. This happens when the anterior shoulder of the baby gets stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone. This can lead to fetal injury or death, and maternal injury as well.
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One out of 5,000 babies can get an infection with GBS which can cause sepsis, meningitis or pneumonia and why a cluture is taken at 36 weeks. If positive, the hospital is notified to prepare for treatment. IF MY BABY SEEMS TO BE SO LARGE AND THERE IS A RISK OF SHOULDER DYSTOCIA, WHY DON’T I JUST HAVE A CESAREAN SECTION?
Unless the baby is measuring over ten pounds (smaller for large babies whose mother has gestational diabetes), impending macrosomia is not an indication for Cesarean section. As stated earlier, estimation of fetal weight can be off by a significant amount, and there are many risks, both immediate and long-term. Shoulder dystocia is very unpredictable, and although macrosomia increases that risk, most macrosomic babies do not suffer from it. Many shoulder dystocias even occur in babies who are average weight or smaller. I have delivered many babies well over ten pounds that did not have a shoulder dystocia, and the most difficult situation I’ve ever experienced occurred with a baby that was just over seven pounds.
CAN SHOULDER DYSTOCIA BE PREVENTED? WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS AND WHAT HAPPENS IF THIS OCCURS DURING MY DELIVERY?
Minimizing risk factors like induction of labor in a known macrosomic baby is one thing that can be done. Obstetricians are trained to recognize risk factors of shoulder dystocia during labor but again, there is no definite way to predict or prevent all cases. Other risk factors are excessive maternal weight gain, maternal obesity, maternal diabetes, prior baby with shoulder dystocia, postdate pregnancies, prolonged second stage of labor (when the mother is pushing) and operative vaginal delivery.
Fetal movement is an incredibly important sign of fetal well-being. Good fetal movement is an excellent sign that your baby is doing well in utero and getting sufficient oxygen and nutrients. You may not notice it when busy and active during the day, but you should feel active fetal movement when you are at rest. Pay particular attention when you wake up in the morning and before you go to sleep at night. At those times in particular, be aware if the baby is moving well and as it usually does. Babies can have sleep cycles
Pay attention to your fetal movement and alert your doctor of any and all concerns. that can last up to 40 minutes, but if you are not sure if the movement is as good as it usually is, drink something sweet (if you do not have diabetes) and lay on your left side, paying attention to and counting fetal movements. If you get active fetal movements as usual, you can go about your business or go to sleep. If there is a change or decrease in movement, count fetal movement; if you get less than ten movements in an hour, call your doctor. You will then go to the office or hospital (depending on the time of day or night) and get an ultrasound to check the movement, tone, fetal breathing and amniotic fluid level. An NST (non-stress test) will be performed to record the baby’s heartbeat. Don’t assume that decrease in movement is related to the baby running out of room. Always pay attention and alert your doctor immediately if you have decreased fetal movement.
If a shoulder dystocia occurs, the greatest likelihood is that your obstetrician will be able to safely correct the situation for you and your baby. When recognized, your doctor may call in a team for assistance, including another obstetrician, additional nurses and an anesthesiologist. Your doctor may perform maneuvers to get around the anterior shoulder like delivering the posterior arm of the baby first or doing certain rotational maneuvers.
I HAVE A URINARY TRACT INFECTION DURING PREGNANCY, IS THAT DANGEROUS?
I AM 38 WEEKS PREGNANT, AND I HAVE NOTICED OVER THE LAST WEEK THAT THE BABY IS NOT MOVING AS MUCH. I ASSUME IT IS GETTING MUCH BIGGER AND THERE IS LESS ROOM TO MOVE AROUND IN THERE. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
I AM 36 WEEKS PREGNANT AND MY DOCTOR DID A CULTURE FOR GROUP B STREP. WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU CATCH IT? WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE? CAN I STILL DELIVER VAGINALLY? IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE, SHOULD/
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Urinary tract infections during pregnancy can lead to kidney infections which can lead to preterm labor and delivery as well as a serious infection for the mother. UTI in pregnancy should be promptly treated with antibiotics safe in pregnancy prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will then follow you monthly to make sure that it does not recur.
CAN I BE TREATED NOW?
Group B strep (GBS) is a bacteria normally found in 20-30 percent of women. It colonizes in the vagina and gastrointestinal tract, and is not sexually transmitted. There are thousands of bacteria that might normally colonize in the vagina including GBS, but we know that if this particular bacteria gets to the baby in labor, it has the potential to cause a serious infection in the baby. The biggest risk for GBS transmission is at the time of labor and delivery, so as long as the water is not broken it is unlikely to reach the baby. One out of 5,000 babies can get an infection with GBS which can cause sepsis, meningitis or pneumonia and why we culture for it at 36 weeks. If positive, the hospital team is notified so they aware of treatment needed during labor. If you had a previous baby with a GBS infection, or if you had a urinary tract infection during this pregnancy with GBS, you will also automatically be treated with an antibiotic in labor. There is no need to treat you until then, or until your water breaks. A positive GBS culture should not change the way you deliver. You can still deliver vaginally. When your water breaks or in active labor, you will be admitted to the hospital for intravenous antibiotics. The mainstay of treatment is penicillin G but there are also alternatives if you are allergic. When your doctor tests you for GBS, the lab automatically informs us if your bacteria is sensitive to the alternative antibiotics such as clindamycin, erythromycin and vancomycin.
I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO TAKE A VACATION WITH MY HUSBAND BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN. IS IT SAFE TO FLY? WHERE CAN I GO? UP UNTIL WHAT GESTATIONAL AGE CAN I FLY AND WHEN DO I HAVE TO STOP? ARE THERE ANY PRECAUTIONS I SHOULD TAKE WHEN FLYING?
If you have a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy that is not high risk you should be able to fly during your pregnancy, but certainly check with your doctor first; he/she knows your particular situation best and will be able to guide you responsibly. Always take out trip insurance during pregnancy because unforeseeable situations can arise along with an unexpected need for cancelling your trip. Of course, your doctor can always write a letter in support of your cancellation, but it’s much easier with trip insurance. We recommend travel in the continental United States because it is also unpredictable what healthcare and blood
Some patients can get post-tubal ligation syndrome where menstrual blood gets trapped in the fallopian tube and causes cyclic pain. Overall, it is a much better choice to remove both tubes as opposed to tying them. supply is like in other countries. Also, with any travel, the Zika virus is a concern and you should speak to your doctor if you plan on traveling, especially outside of the United States, to make sure that you are not increasing your risk of exposure. Also check the CDC website regarding Zika infection to make sure there are no reports where you are planning to travel. This website is consistently updated so check when you book your vacation and also prior to leaving. If you plan to go outside of the United States, certain vaccinations or prophylactic medications may be necessary and you should check with your doctor to see if these are compatible with pregnancy. Wearing compression socks or stockings on the plane is helpful for circulation, and decreasing swelling. Staying well hydrated and keeping your bladder empty is important, as is getting up, walking around and moving your legs every hour that you are awake to prevent blood clots. There is a minimal amount of radiation exposure for intermittent commercial air travel and this is not a concern for vacation travel. If you are a pilot or flight attendant and fly frequently, speak to your doctor about your work plans. Going through the airport scanner is completely safe (it would require 200,000 airport scans to reach the radiation exposure of one CT scan of the abdomen which some women must have for an emergency if medically necessary in pregnancy*). However, air travel after 34 weeks is not recommended, and every airline has different rules and regulations. From the obstetrical perspective, non-emergent air travel should be restricted after 34 weeks.
I AM HAVING MY THIRD REPEAT CESAREAN SECTION AND I WANT TO HAVE MY TUBES TIED AT THE SAME TIME. MY DOCTOR IS RECOMMENDING THAT I HAVE MY TUBES TOTALLY REMOVED INSTEAD. THAT SEEMS HARSH AND SCARY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you are absolutely sure you don’t want to have any more babies in the future, permanent sterilization may be a good option for you. Methods that are considered permanent include tubal ligation, removal of both fallopian tubes (bilateral salpingectomy), Essure (putting coils in the fallopian tubes by placing a camera into the uterus) and for the male, vasectomy. If you are already having a repeat Cesarean section, it makes sense to do either a tubal ligation or removal of both tubes. We are much more in favor of remov-
ing both fallopian tubes these days for very important reasons: First, over the last few years it has been identified that many cases of ovarian cancer actually begin at the distal end of the fallopian tube. By completely removing the fallopian tubes, your risk of getting ovarian cancer is markedly reduced for the future. This will be an additional benefit to you over that of just birth control. Second, tubal ligation is not perfect and there is a 1 in 300 to a 1 in 3,000 chance of still getting pregnant with a tubal ligation. Many of these pregnancies can be ectopic and develop in the fallopian tube, which can require surgery or even become life threatening. Removing the fallopian tubes eliminates the chance of pregnancy. Some patients with tubal ligations can get posttubal ligation syndrome where menstrual blood gets trapped in the fallopian tube each month and causes cyclic pain. This would not happen with removal of the tubes. Overall, it is a much better choice to remove both tubes as opposed to tying them. It doesn’t take more time and recovery is the same. There are times where tubal ligation or removal of both fallopian tubes is not technically sensible due to scar tissue or other reasons, so feasibility will be at the discretion of your doctor. In the rare case where tubal ligation or removal of the tubes cannot be technically accomplished, other methods of birth control can be discussed after delivery.
CAN I STILL GET PREGNANT IN MY LATE 40S/EARLY 50S? DO I HAVE TO USE BIRTH CONTROL?
Although it is unlikely to get pregnant in your late 40s and early 50s, it is not impossible and has happened. You should definitely use birth control until you are a full year with no period. Discuss different options with your doctor, such as condoms, diaphragms, IUDs, birth control pills or ring, Nexplanon (progesterone insert rod that is implanted in your arm) as well as permanent methods.
SHOULD I HAVE MY BABY CIRCUMCISED?
Newborn circumcision is a very personal decision that rests upon the parents and is often dictated by religious, personal and cultural reasons. Many parents make their choice based on whether the father was circumcised
or not, while others don’t want their son to look different from other boys in settings like the locker room.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND BENEFITS TO CIRCUMCISION?
With any surgical procedure there is always a risk of bleeding and infection, and with circumcision there is also a very small risk of injury to the penis and surrounding structures; the benefits are reduced risk of certain sexually transmitted infections and urinary tract infections. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports the practice of newborn circumcision due to health benefits, although not strongly enough to routinely recommend that all newborn boys be circumcised. The decision is still solely up to the parents.
WILL MY BABY FEEL PAIN DURING THE CIRCUMCISION?
Most circumcisions are performed in the hospital by a doctor on the first day of life, and for those following Jewish rituals, it’s done by trained Mohels on day eight of life in the home. Pain medication is recommended and given in the hospital either in the form of tiny injections around the foreskin of the penis or at the base of the penis with a small needle or an anesthetic cream. Home ritual circumcision pain relief can vary from no anesthesia, to wine on a gauze pad that the baby will suck on, to numbing cream or injection. Ask your doctor or Mohel what they recommend for pain relief.
HOW WILL I CARE FOR THE CIRCUMCISION AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL? Keeping a generous amount of Vaseline over the newly circumcised penis is important, followed by covering it with a gauze pad and then the diaper. With each diaper change, the area should be cleaned and fresh Vaseline, gauze and diaper should be applied. The circumcision is usually healed after a week. ■ Dr. Wendy Fried is an ob/gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology in New Hyde Park and can be reached at 516.365.6100. *Reference Obstetrics prolog, Seventh edition, ACOG page 93).
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HAMPTONS LOBSTER CRAWL Bring on the seafood feast. You can start your diet in the fall. by SHARON FEIEREISEN
Mayonnaise and butter may be singature lobster roll ingredients, but that doesn’t stop it from being a Hamptons staple... there’s just nothing that screams summer like this decadent sandwich. The delicious lobster roll is such a popular choice you can find them from the buzziest can’t-get-a-reservation hot spots to cult classic roadside shacks. Here’s a look at the best of the best from west to east. Yum.
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There’s no better way to kick off your crawl than by waterside sunset; which is why Dockers is a longtime Hamptons must. The marina setting is casual and relaxed, but with sophisticated touches (think white tablecloths instead of wooden picnic tables). The menu is packed with lobster favorites with the lobster roll a standout. According to Chef Scott Hastings, “the lobsters are so fresh you’ll think they winked at you, and they come served on a plump, buttery roll.” The bonus: the lineup of live entertainment. The food, the view and the vibe deliver the overall experience. 631.653.0653; dockerswaterside.com. CANAL CAFE 44 NEWTOWN ROAD HAMPTON BAYS
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When you’re boating along and in need of a nosh, beeline for this casual, first-come-firstserved, outdoor-indoor spot located directly inside the Hampton Watercraft Marina. The fish here is so fresh that you can see staff cleaning the just-caught catch. The lobster roll is made with light lemon mayo, diced celery, and comes served on toasted ciabatta bread. Lobster salad is available for the carb averse. 631.723.2155; thecanalcafe.com.
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Executive Chef Matt Murphy features his take on the lobster roll, which comes with Napa cabbage kimchi (probiotics are all the rage after-all) and heirloom tomatoes, and is served on a brioche bun. “We love the access to the freshest seafood we get from being located on the East End – often times our lobster salad is shelled from lobsters delivered on the same day they were caught…it doesn’t get any better than that!” 631.749.0811; theramsheadinn.com. EMP SUMMER HOUSE (ELEVEN MADISON PARK) 341 PANTIGO ROAD EAST HAMPTON
The hot spot pop-up is back and while the menu is still TBD we can guarantee lobster galore. Last year saw the debut of not only a lobster boil (served on their outdoor picnic tables), but of a prix fixe “lobster feast” – literally! – which included lobster served three ways (with much buzzed about cheddar biscuits) and with an optional wine pairing. Note that the popup is slated in partnership with American Express, meaning you need to be a cardholder to make a reservation. It’s also worth mentioning that this East End offshoot is considerably more ca-
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sual than the Manhattan flagship and there’s an indoor dining room and covered patio in addition to the walk-in-only backyard picnic tables. Phone not yet listed; empsummerhouse.com. BAY KITCHEN BAR 39 GANN ROAD EAST HAMPTON
The lobster roll at this nautical-themed waterfront spot is made with celery, lemon mayo (or butter drizzle… tough call!) and is served on a potato brioche bun. It’s definitely a decadent option so if you must, swap out the side of fries for a salad. The vibe here is a bit older and white tablecloth than some of the other crawl options. 631.329.3663; baykitchenbar.com. BOSTWICKS’S CHOWDER HOUSE 277 PANTIGO ROAD EAST HAMPTON
Bostwick’s may be best known for their chowder (and soft-serve!) but you’d be remiss not to order up a lobster roll as well. Made with finely chopped lobster it comes served on a toasted hot dog bun and with coleslaw and sizzling
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fries. Pure no-frills deliciousness. “Our lobster salad is made with mostly tail meat, Hellman’s mayo, celery, parsley and lemon juice,” says co-owner Chris Eggert. “We also offer a hot lobster roll which is simply fresh lobster meat sautéed in butter.” 631.324.1111; bostwickschowderhouse.com. CLAM BAR AT NAPEAGUE 2025 MONTAUK HIGHWAY AMAGANSETT
In addition to a mouthwatering lobster roll, Clam Bar offers up lobster mac and cheese, local Montauk lobster by the pound and for the calorie conscious, vine-ripened tomatoes stuffed with lobster salad. “The thing that makes our lobster roll stand out from the crowd is simplicity,” says chef Leigh Goodstein. “We don’t confuse anyone’s palate with complicated flavors. You come for the lobster and that’s what you get—fresh, sweet claws and knuckles with the right amount of celery crunch and just enough mayo to keep it together. And that’s it. A soft, warm potato
roll is the accompaniment.”631.267.6348; clambarhamptons.com. THE LOBSTER ROLL RESTAURANT (AKA LUNCH) 1980 MONTAUK HIGHWAY AMAGANSETT
The name says it all! What’s more, this is the first spot to make a gluten-free version of the classic sandwich. “We use the finest cold-water lobster meat available,” says owner Andrea Terry-Anthony. “The key is using only claw and knuckle meat – the sweetest most tender part of the lobster – along with high quality premium mayonnaise and just enough celery for texture, atop a split top, buttered toasted bun.” A children’s menu is also available. 631.267.3740; lobsterroll.com. GURNEY’S MONTAUK 290 OLD MONTAUK HIGHWAY MONTAUK
This sprawling resort offers multiple food options and two of them take on the lobster sandwich. Tillie’s serves a lobster roll (warm
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DURYEA’S LOBSTER DECK
Our lobster rolls are made daily by passionate people, “ says Executive Chef Pierre Sudre. “A soft roll, toasty and buttery on the outside, generously filled with freshly-picked tender 100% lobster meat.” or cold), spiced up with Sriracha mayo which you can enjoy as you take in your ocean views, while you can get a traditional lobster roll at The Beach Club, which you can nosh on as you dance the calories away. 631.668.2345; gurneysresorts.com. GOSMAN’S 484 W. LAKE DRIVE MONTAUK
Gosman’s not only sells their cult-favorite lobster rolls, but many East End restaurants get their lobster delivered from this Montauk staple. In fact, no matter where you dine (they have
a main restaurant, rooftop deck, café, clam bar and market), there’s no missing the lobster boats coming in as you enjoy your fresh lobster salad served on a toasted bun with green leaf lettuce. Other lobster options include lobster bisque, lobster salad canapé, lobster tails and steamed lobster. 631.668.2549; gosmans.com. DURYEA’S LOBSTER DECK 5 TUTHILL ROAD MONTAUK
Order up the kiddos mini versions while you enjoy this seafood shack’s lobster roll made with chunky pieces and served on a sesame
bun. “Our lobster rolls are made daily by passionate people,” says Executive Chef Pierre Sudre. “A soft roll, toasty and buttery on the outside, generously filled with freshly-picked tender 100% lobster meat (no filler) and lightly dressed to actually reveal more of the lobster’s taste. It’s served with a made-in-house citrus coleslaw and crunchy sweet potato chips.” It’s worth noting that Duryea’s has been open for over 80 years but has been under new ownership since 2016 meaning the furniture, plates and cutlery have gotten an upgrade and the deck is no longer BYOB. There’s also a market. 631.668.2410; duryealobsters.com. ■
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