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Protect skin with the ultimate MVP sunscreen hot list. Polish your look with must-have accessories that wow. From sunrise to sunset, on and off the beach.

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Step into summer with style. From swimwear and tennis gear to garden party perfect, meet Jaime, Shanna, Jen, Staci, Sabrina and their children modeling all you need for every occasion.

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Competition was steep for our 16th annual, incredibly popular and equally adorable parent and child lookailike contest. And the winners are...

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56 hidden islands The Caribbean offers some enticing, hidden alternatives to summer’s usual travel hotspots.

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Headed to the beach, bay or backyard? We’ve got you covered with wines that’ll take you through the entire season.


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Led by the massive success of Peloton, streaming gets the luxury treatment with on-demand sweat session options to help raise your heart rate.

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It’s time to set the record straight on five persistent nutrition myths.

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Susannah’s research, persistence and willingness to take a chance changed the fate of her son Shepherd’s diagnosis. All these fighters give us hope. Answers to the most commonly asked questions in pregnancy from exercise and food safety to skin shifts and morning sickness.

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Home security systems have changed, and never more so than in the last few years. Some healthy high-tech competition brings a little peace of mind. Wanting a home that could accommodate their extended family and evolving taste, this East Hampton couple expanded their home of 31 years.

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Reviews of top-ranking new releases: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead and City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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editor’s letter Summer on Long Island. Friends, house parties, Hamptons, travel, camp, barbecues, rosé all day, pool, beach… here we go! As we settle into the season, which happens in an instant, a happy halo effect takes over and I don’t think it’s the cocktails (although they don’t hurt). We take a much-needed breath to recharge. More than ever, our world moves too fast and we often miss the moments that count. Let’s reconnect, support one another and create meaningful memories starting now! We hope to have played our part in the memory making arena, kicking off this issue with our 16th annual Mini Me lookalike contest. The competition, as always, was steep as we battled it out to select our top ten. These parent and child lookalikes not only blew our minds in gene pool factor, but equally warmed our hearts with their appreciation, love of the magazine and opportunity to create this memory with their child. We couldn’t be more honored to present our contest winners (84); who’s your favorite? In the same vein, we bring together five fabulous women for our fashion pages. Photographed on and off the green at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club, these women were a breath of fresh air filled with positive energy and a zest for life. The bonus: how stunning they look in summer fashion from poolside to garden party (44). And when you’re off to the beach–which you will be–please take SPF seriously and check out our sunscreen Hot List (25). Getting beach-ready certainly has its silly pressures while fitness obsessions hit an all time high. The positive here is the new crop of fun, boutique streaming workouts (74) available at any moment at home or on the road. While we love to spend time at home this season, kid-free summers and lighter workloads often enable a getaway… or two. The Hamptons are a given, however, for those who have been there done that, under-the-radar up and coming Caribbean escapes are well worth consideration. You’ll be ready to pack your bags after reading “Hidden Getaways” (56). We all deserve a break, some more than others. Many take health for granted while others hit frightening times. The doctors don’t always have it right. Be inspired by “Shepherd’s Story” (80) where one mother trusted her instincts and persevered against all odds. Protecting our children is innate and this starts in the home. Technology continues to advance and the home security category is no exception. Even those not-so-tech-savvy can jump in and wire up their homes for ultimate safety (38). Keeping the home secure helps us enjoy our beach time with ease. What also helps is that perfect bottle of rosé to follow suit. Learn which seasonal wines are top-rated with “Cool for the Summer” (92). And while sipping in Long Island fashion, read on as this issue also delivers top reporting on nutrition myths (78), what’s safe in pregnancy (88), book reviews (72) and my personal favorite, our house and home feature with an inside look at an East Hampton family retreat (64). No matter how you spend your summer, my only wish for you is to make it count. So far so good, you are reading Woodbury magazine. LOL. Enjoy!

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Wendy Fried, MD, is a leader in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, and shares her expertise through vast experience with Woodbury readers. In this issue’s women’s health report on page 88, Dr. Fried addresses today’s most commonly asked questions in pregnancy from food safety and listeria to stretch marks and morning sickness. 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). Susannah Meadows

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SUMMER PROMOTIONS YOU WON’T WA N T TO M I SS dining + entertainment GARDEN CITY HOTEL

Summer is here! Enjoy cocktails al fresco at The Patio Bar by David Burke. Scotch & Cigar night takes place the first Tuesday of the month from June through September and the popular Rosé Soirée happens on August 15th. Call for details and reservations. Garden City; 516.747.3000, gardencityhotel.com. HAMLET GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

In addition to this multi-million dollar renovation and its new private restaurant and bar, The Empire Grille, The Hamlet revamps its member programming to accommodate families, young executives, retirees, corporations and more designing a “ClubLife” for all. Contact: hillary.epstein@clubcorp.com for a tour and complimentary “Member For a Day Experience.” Commack; 631.499.5200, clubcorp.com. HARBOR CLUB AT PRIME

Enjoy music on the harbor during “Rock the Harbor, A Yacht Rock Summer by Harbor Club” concert series every Wednesday beginning July 10th from 8:3011:30pm. $50 in advance includes music and apps with cash bar available. Huntington; 631.271.5600, harborclubatprime.com.

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Newly opened, this beautiful steakhouse features a contemporary menu curated by Chef Erminio Conte. His combination of traditional Italian techniques and modern flair is revolutionizing fine dining. What’s more, their family style menu and central location make Prime 1024 the ideal destination for intimate parties or large social events. Roslyn; 516.621.1024, prime1024.com. THE PARAMOUNT

From concerts to comedy, there’s nothing better than seeing a live show! Upcoming shows at this stellar venue include: The Beach Boys (5/30), Trace Adkins (6/20), The Marshall Tucker Band (6/27), Killer Queen (7/17), Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing Presents Rockin’ Fights (7/19), Gavin DeGraw (8/6) and more. For additional shows and tickets visit their website. Huntington; 631.673.7300, paramountny.com. THE SPACE AT WESTBURY THEATER

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. Westbury; 516.283.5569, thespaceatwestbury.com.

LIMANI

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 corporate functions. Roslyn; 516.869.8989. New York City; 212.858.9200, limani.com. NISEN

Sushi at its finest, on or off premise. Having revolutionized the way sushi is prepared on Long Island, the modern menu boasts bold flavors and the highest quality ingredients. There’s no better hire for a complete sushi station off premise or enjoy the stunning interior space at Nisen. Commack; 631.462.1000, nisensushi.com. ONIRO TAVERNA & LOUNGE

Bringing a touch of Mediterranean history while channeling an authentic Greek tavern, their innovative menu is where fine dining meets rustic and refined. Perfect for dinner parties large and small, there’s also an ideal private party event space upstairs. Woodbury; 516.367.8250, onirotaverna.com.

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fashion forward AMERICANA MANHASSET

Give them what they want! Celebrating a special occasion for a friend or loved one? And perfect for Dads and grads. Join together to contribute to an Americana Group Gift Card. With over 50 fabulous shops at this fave shopping destination, gifting has never been so easy. Manhasset; 516.627.6700, americanamanhasset.com. FORTUNOFF FINE JEWELRY

In addition to classic gold, silver, gemstone and diamond collections, this jewelry boutique has a vast collection of fine jewelry, one-of-a-kind pieces and gifts for all ages. Also take advantage of their skilled custom design team available for one-on-one consultations to create your dream piece or update an old favorite. Repairs are also performed on premise. Plus: Be on the lookout for summer promotions. Store is open during mall renovations. Westbury; 516.222.7879, fortunoffjewelry.com.


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Celebrating 70 years as Long Island’s leading women’s fashion footwear retailer, Jildor is celebrating this milestone all season long with special events and guests. Plus: Check out the latest summer trends and arrivals from Golden Goose, Rag & Bone, See by Chloe, Vince, J/Slides and their exclusive 275 Central shoes and sandals direct from Europe. Cedarhurst; 516.569.4880, Woodbury; 516.367.3838, Wheatley Plaza; 516.277.2882, Southampton; 631.283.2450, jildorshoes.com. LE JOAILLIER

It’s all about the details at Le Joaillier. This full-service jewelry store combines the ultimate in personalized and professional service with impressive, competitive pricing. New estate and designer collections from designers De Hago, Lisa Nik & more arrive daily. Celebrate their 40th Anniversary with savings throughout the store. Locust Valley; 516.759.1133, lejoaillier.com.

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Offering clear vision and the latest in luxury eyewear, see the difference in eyecare whether an exam, contacts, sunglasses or glasses. And be sure to check out their new Woodbury Village location! Greenvale; 516.686.6512, East Hampton; 631.324.5441, optyx.com. ROOSEVELT FIELD

Celebrate Dad on June 8th in the North Court from 1-4pm with participating retailers offering special celebration deals. Plus: “Spotlight on Jewelry” takes place August 1st - 11th with participating jewelry retailers offering exclusive deals and specials. Present your same-day jewelry receipts of $100 or more from any eligible jewelry store at Guest Services and receive a free gift (while supplies last). Garden City; 516.742.8000, simon.com. WOODBURY VILLAGE

Optyx, leading eyecare provider, is now open in Woodbury Village! Providing the highest quality luxury eyewear available, they carry brand favorites including Gucci, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo, Celine, Ray-Ban and more. Plus: Mark your calendars for the annual Woodbury Village Summer Sidewalk Sale taking place July 5th14th. Happy Shopping!

health + beauty AIRE BLOW DRY BAR

In addition to unlimited blowouts as low as $25…for real, Aire Blow Dry Bar is now offering full service hair care! Their locations now provide cuts, blowouts, color and highlighting, deep conditioning treatments, make-up applications and hair extensions. One stop coiffing! The Shops at Walt Whitman; 631.223.7101, Woodbury; 516.864.2777, aireblowdrybar.com. ANTHONY DEFRANCO SALON

Celebrating the grand opening of the new Plainview location, Anthony DeFranco Salon is offering 20% off all services (first time new clients only). What’s more, they also offer the first fully ventilated Keratin treatment room. Sight of Beauty medspa is also on premise offering cosmetic treatments from Botox, Restylane and laser hair removal to Coolsculpting and microdermabrasion under the direction of Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg.

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Discounted to $250 from $450 for Woodbury readers, take advantage of Dr. Brian Cohen’s very own pharmaceutical “Glow Peel” procedure which works from the inside out to help shed excess skin and correct hyperpigmentation. Flawless, glowing skin is yours for the taking. Call to schedule an appointment. Great Neck; 516.773.4200, cohenplasticsurgery.com. GREENBERG COSMETIC SURGERY

Look your best this summer with Emsculpt at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. Emsculpt is the world’s first FDA cleared treatment that builds and tones muscle while burning fat in the abdomen, buttocks, arms and thighs. No sweat, no surgery and no downtime required. Get results in as little as two weeks and reach your body goals. Woodbury readers save $500 on four treatments. Call to schedule your complimentary consultation. Woodbury; 516.364.4200, Southampton; 631.287.4999, greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com. MADNANI FACIAL PLASTICS

Woodbury readers receive one complimentary area of Botox ($400 value) with the purchase of two syringes of filler. Restore youthful fullness to your face, enhance shallow contours or soften facial creases and wrinkles. Soft tissue dermal adds more volume and provides immediate results. Call to book a consultation. Woodbury; 516.226.1080, Manhattan; 212.203.8591, drmadnani.com. OLGALUCIA PERMANENT COSMETICS

Tired of smeared eyeliner and runny makeup on hot days? Get summer ready! Mention Woodbury magazine and receive 10% off any permanent makeup procedure (some restrictions apply; not applicable or applied to previous procedures or services). Manhasset; 516.627.0722, permanentcosmeticsbyolga.com. SCHLESSINGER EYE AND FACE

Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chest, chin and brow using focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep within the skin with no downtime. Book an Ultherapy treatment and receive a free SEF Eye Serum. Woodbury; 516.496.2122, schlessingereyeandface.com.

house + home CALIFORNIA CLOSETS

Call to book your complimentary design consultation. Celebrating 40 years, California Closets has built a reputation as a leader in premium and luxury space management delivering custom products and unparalleled service. They revolutionize spaces and allow people to get more out of their homes and do more in their everyday lives. Visit their newly opened Greenvale showroom; it’s spectacular. Greenvale; 516.334.0077, californiaclosets.com. CANCOS TILE AND STONE

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Memorial Day weekend sale offering discounts on all stocked items (custom and made-to-order products not included). What’s more, now through Labor Day take advantage of specials on their large selection of outdoor pavers. Multiple Long Island showrooms; 1.800.3.CANCOS, cancostileandstone. DANIEL GALE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL

Kensington Estates, situated on 18 wooded acres in Woodbury, is offering a carefree, luxury lifestyle for residents 55 and older. This exclusive boutique gated community will include 80 planned residences, green space, pool, tennis, fitness center, pond, walking trail and private clubhouse. Call for appointment. 516.714.3699, kensingtonestateswoodbury.com. DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE

Woodbury readers can call now for their private tour of Cedar Manor, a new luxury construction singlek family home in Sands Point at 53 Cow Neck Road. k At approximately 8,000 square feet, this colonial sits on two acres bordering the Sands Point Golf Club. Contact Bonnie Zarabi; bonnie.zarabi@elliman.com , 516.317.3678 or Traci Conway Clinton; traci.clinton@ elliman.com, 516.857.0987 for details.

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From concept to installation, German Kitchen Center will design and build the kitchen you desire for a price you can afford using the best brands in the industry. Watch for their new Long Island showroom opening soon. Woodbury readers can take advantage of their L.I. Pre-Opening sale and receive 20% off design, Leicht cabinetry and installation at their Queens location. Kew Gardens; 347.238.1710, germankitchencenter.com. MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS

Finally a sale when you want it! Join MG+BW Comfort Club and enjoy 25-35% savings every day, plus perks including complimentary in-home design services (from start to finish), early access to sales and special promotions and preferred financing options. Visit store or website for details. Manhasset; 516.726.2850, mgbwhome.com. MR. JAY APPLIANCES

Check out the largest display of Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove appliances in the tri-state area at Mr. Jay’s newly designed showroom. Williston Park; 516.248.6767, mrjayappliances.com.

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RC REAL ESTATE GROUP

Robert Canberg and his team of highly experienced brokers, the RC Real Estate Group, are the #1 team in the Hamptons at Nest Seekers International since 2014. They specialize in all types of luxurious Hamptons real estate, most notably high end waterfront and beachfront properties as well as new development. With global and and bi-coastal bi-coastal connection, connection, whether whether With aa large large global buying, selling or renting for the summer, their white buying, selling or renting for the summer, their white glove-style service is personable and unparalelled. glove-style service is personable and unparalelled. Their of Sag Sag Harbor Harbor but but they they operate operate Their team team is is based based out out of and service both sides of the Shinnecock canal from and service both sides of the Shinnecock canal from Westhampton and surrounding communities all Westhampton and surrounding communities all the way to Montauk. Sag Harbor; 631.816.0998, the way to Montauk. Sag Harbor; 631.816.0998, robcanberghamptons.com. robcanberghamptons.com. SHOWCASE KITCHENS SHOWCASE KITCHENS

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This range of 15 shades won’t clog pores or cake thanks to a formulation that includes hydrating powerhouses like hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal and vitamin E.

3. BEST MINERAL POWDER SUNSCREEN: TARTE TARTEGUARD MINERAL POWDER SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30, $28

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5. BEST SUNSCREEN FOR OILY SKIN: SETZ SUNSCREEN MINERAL POWDER SPF 30, $5.99 FOR 8 PADS

This vegan brush-on applies translucently over makeup without a chalky finish, making it perfect for on-the-go protection. It also works on hair! 4. BEST TINTED SUNSCREEN: FIRST AID BEAUTY ULTRA REPAIR TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 40, $28

No matter if you have oily skin, are running a marathon, are on a budget, or want to go the natural route, we’ve rounded up the best options – and then some.

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1. BEST DAILY MOISTURIZING SUNSCREEN: RENÉE ROULEAU DAILY PROTECTION SPF 30, $57.50

Fast-drying, lightweight and hydrating makes this Renée Rouleau cult fave a perfect daily and year-round option. 2. BEST SUNSCREEN MIST: BEAUTYCOUNTER COUNTERSUN MINERAL SUNSCREEN MIST SPF 30, $36

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Non-sticky and non-greasy, slather this waterresistant lotion that blends easily and smells great. 7. BEST SUNSCREEN FOR GLOWING SKIN: BARE REPUBLIC SPF 30 MINERAL METALLIC SUNSCREEN, $14.99

Not only is Bare Republic affordable, it’s also non-toxic and reef friendly. Available in Diamond Dust, Golden Daze and Sparkling Rose, this particular option has a shimmery finish. 8. BEST BABY SUNSCREEN: THINKBABY SAFE SUNSCREEN SPF 50+, $12.99

All of Thinkbaby’s products, including their sunscreen, are non-toxic and pregnancy, nursing and baby-safe.

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The focus is usually on rays from the sun, but infrared rays – the kind that come from gel manicures or blow dryers – can be harmful too. This mist protects against them and is conveniently packaged to be used on-the-go on an asneeded basis. 10. BEST APRÈS SUN TREATMENT: KORRES AFTER SUN GREEK YOGHURT COOLING GEL

If you’re sunburned or dehydrated from too much time in the sun, smooth on this cooling gel for instant relief.

This UV sensor – which was one of the buzziest skincare launches at CES – works with a companion app to measure and track your UV exposure. It also delivers pollution, pollen and humidity information based on your location to give personalized tips and skincare recommendations.

11. BEST ANTI-AGING SUNSCREEN: MARIO BADESCU COLLAGEN MOISTURIZER, $24

Women know that there’s no such thing as too many collagen-boosting products. This SPF is formulated with the potent anti-ager as well as cottonseed oil for hydration.

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BALENCIAGA white and black calfskin logo XXS Ville Tote, $1650; Balenciaga Soho

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STELLA MCCARTNEY Eco Metallic Paper Alter Nappa clutch, $350; Stella McCartney New York ALEXIS BITTAR liquid lucite wavy cuff, $245; alexisbittar.com

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VRAM Helics 18k yellow gold with black diamond ring, $8080; vramjewelry.com

FENDI black leather belt pouch with utility pockets, $1290; Fendi Americana Manhasset

VALENTINO GARAVANI sandals, $845; Valentino boutiques

SUNSET MARLA AARON Total Baguette Starlock with diamonds, $3093; marlaaaron.com

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GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI G-Logo black plexiglass clutch with crystal logo and gold chain strap, $1350; giuseppezanotti.com

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN antique silver medieval jeweled earrings, $1590; Alexander McQueen Madison Ave.

VALENTINO GARAVANI slides, $645; Valentino boutiques

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA Multi Bento bucket tote, $3490; Oscar de la Renta boutiques

HERMÈS multi-colored Bucket hat, $580; Hermès Americana Manhasset

TORY BURCH Arianne platform sandals, $328; Tory Burch Americana Manhasset

EDIE PARKER Marie Jane small royal blue suede and leather bowler bag, $2150; christianlouboutin.com AQUAZZURA Wild Fringe Sandals 105, $785; aquazzura.com

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Tamarind Union Square canvas tote, $1790; Oscar de la Renta boutiques

SUNRISE CAROLINE ABRAM We-Dream acetate and metal sunglasses, $440; Optyx

HERMÈS multi-colored bracelets, $280 each; Hermès Americana Manhasset EDIE PARKER Double Shot bag with strawberry inlay, $1795; edie-parker.com

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HERMÈS Kelly mini picnic bag, $13,900; Hermès Americana Manhasset

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VALENTINO GARAVANI sneakers, $845; Valentino boutiques

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BOTTEGA VENETA Intrecciato tote in Bianco Nappa, $9500; bottegaveneta.com

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI linen and cotton Sparkling Regimental scarf necklace, $1595; Brunello Cucinelli Americana Manhasset

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO leather woven flats, $830; Salvatore Ferragamo Americana Manhasset

TORY BURCH Buddy sneakers, $228; Tory Burch Americana Manhasset

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DIOR Dway slides, $690; Dior boutiques

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VALENTINO GARAVANI Rockstud spike bag, $2945; Valentino boutiques

VRAM One-of-a-kind Chrona earrings in white gold with purple sapphires and diamonds, $52,000; vramjewelry.com

AQUAZZURA Swing Sandals 105 in silver, $875; aquazzura.com

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Palmette suede and iridescent strass-embellished small clutch, $3890; christianlouboutin.com

SERGIO ROSSI silver python lame sandals, $895; sergiorossi.com

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Karung mini top handle bag, $1090; Salvatore Ferragamo Americana Manhasset

TIFFANY Return to Tiffany® Love Bugs ladybug flower ring in sterling silver and 18k gold with amethyst, $1600; Tiffany Americana Manhasset

BALMAIN brass and bronze belt, price upon request; balmain.com

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HIGH-TECH HOME SECURITY FOR A L I T T L E PE AC E OF MI N D BY ANDREW MOORE-CRISPIN

When we lock the door and leave our home, whether it’s for the day or a couple of weeks of vacation, we take it as a given that our stuff will still be there, safely locked behind closed doors, when we return. Anyone who’s ever suffered a breakin can tell you how truly awful it feels. Not just because things – sometimes irreplaceable things – were stolen, but because of the violation that comes with an uninvited stranger entering your sacred space. Short of booby trapping your place a la Home Alone, what can you really do to keep ne’er-do-wells out of your house and away from your belongings? Home security systems have changed, and never more so than in the last few years. Previously the domain of a few large home alarm and monitoring companies, today there is plenty of competition in the arena. Companies new and old are looking for a competitive edge, whether that be price, innovation or a combination of the two. 38 | SUMMER 2019 woodbury

SIMPLISAFE SIMPLISAFE.COM

It used to be that getting a whole home security system meant calling one of the big companies (you know the ones) and setting up an appointment for a consultation. If you decided to go ahead, a technician would then come to your home to drill some holes, mount some hardware and get everything wired. The peace of mind a security system offered came with a side of service contract. SimpliSafe looked at this model and saw an opportunity to disrupt the industry by distilling and simplifying home security. First, the hardware is considerably less expensive. The installation costs nothing because it’s a DIY affair. In less than an hour, you can have a whole home security system set up by simply following along with SimpliSafe’s voice prompts. If it’s all just too much or you can’t be bothered, pay a little extra to have a technician make a house call and do the setup for you. The heart of the system is a base station that looks a bit like a bottom-heavy Amazon Echo…or like a tech-enabled vase, if you prefer. This smart hub is the brains of the operation and the communication point for all the sensors, cameras, the keypad, key fobs and so on. To get started, a system that includes the base station, keypad, two motion sensors and four door/ window entry sensors plus an arming/disarming key fob costs about $330. Adding SimpliCam security cameras into the mix to allow for real time monitoring adds another $100 per camera, a comparative bargain when put up against what the big name security companies would recommend. The monthly 24/7 monitoring charge is $14.95 but there’s no contract required. Where DIY home security systems (as opposed to monitored home security systems) tend to rely on your home Wi-Fi and can be susceptible to connection problems, SimpliSafe has a cellular


connection built right in. Even if your home internet goes out, your high-tech security system won’t. Security cameras still require Wi-Fi to operate but in case of an outage at least you can be confident your door, window and motion sensors will remain up and running. NEST HOME SECURITY NEST.COM

We’ve talked about Nest products in these pages before. This company has a way of taking boring things like home thermostats and turning them into desirable consumer tech goods. The Nest Home Security system stays true to form, as it is probably the sleekest and most modern on the market. The system is modular so owners can purchase the pieces they need either individually or as a package deal. That’s good because the components carry a premium price tag so you may want to acquire them one piece at a time. Nest Secure ($399 with two Tags and two Detect sensors) is the heart of the system. It’s the keypad you’ll use to arm or disarm the system (assuming you don’t do so via cell phone, which is also a possibility). If you are a Google Home household, you can use your voice to interact with the system too. One neat touch is the NFC keychain Tags ($25 each when you buy more than two) connect with the Nest Secure to arm and disarm the system. This allows you to give access to those who need to get into your home without sharing a personal code. Nest Cameras ($199-$349) come in several varieties: indoor, outdoor, smart and less so. In every case, you get a nice clear picture of your home’s interior or exterior that you can view any time on your smartphone or tablet. You also get motion alerts if the camera sees something, and you can

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save all video in the cloud. The smart versions (labeled IQ) do more. If motion is detected, they’ll follow along. If it’s a familiar face, they’ll recognize it. The IQ variants also add in 12x digital zoom, which is possible because it’s capturing in 4K and using image enhancement.

the door, but its smart face recognition can actually tell you who’s there too. The system springs to life long before someone physically presses the doorbell; whenever Hello senses motion, it can notify you on your phone.

The cameras can be purchased as stand-alone components; Nest Secure isn’t required for use. Nest Detect ($49 each) sensors can sense motion and door open/close events too. What sets these apart from other motion or door sensors is the button that allows you to temporarily disable them to let the dog out at night, for example, without needing to disarm the entire system. These sensors require the Nest Secure base station to operate. Nest Home Security is expensive to start, relative to the SimpliSafe system. The fact that it doesn’t require a monthly monitoring fee helps its case. The other two components in the Nest Security system don’t require the Nest Secure base station and also deserve their own entries.

Unlike other video doorbells that only start recording if and when motion is detected, Hello is always streaming to your private online video page, and footage can be reviewed and saved if needed. Assuming you’re willing to pay the monthly fees for the privilege. RING ALARM SHOP.RING.COM

Ring popularized the idea of the video doorbell to see who’s knocking and to record the action anytime someone approaches your front door. Since then, they’ve turned their attention toward more standard home security fare.

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Locking the front door on our way out is something most of us do so often that it’s basically muscle memory. That’s why it’s so hard to figure out whether or not we remembered to lock the door when we think about it. This $279 lock frees you from that worry.

Ring Alarm is a modular home security system that adds in (but that doesn’t require) professional monitoring for $10 per month. This price includes 60 day storage of any video recorded using a Ring camera or video doorbell. These items are not part of the Ring Alarm kit but they do all fit nicely together. Homeowners can buy a keypad plus a bundle of sensors and detectors, or the components individually. In addition to connecting to your home network, keeping you apprised with alerts or events, the Ring Alarm system includes a cellular backup so a home internet outage doesn’t take down your security system.

If you’ve got a Nest thermostat at home, you know about the Eco feature that senses when no one’s home and adjusts the heating/cooling profile to suit. The Nest X Yale Lock does something similar except that when it knows you’re not home, it can be set to automatically throw the deadbolt. In other words, whether you remembered to lock the front door or not, you can be confident that the front door is indeed locked. That feature alone may be enough to endear this lock to the more absentminded among us – but it does more than that too. First, it looks super slick on the door. Keypad locks are nothing new, but this one with an LCD screen is a joy to behold. It also lets you check in remotely to lock or unlock the door in the Nest app, from anywhere in the world...or just when you’re pulling into the driveway. NEST HELLO

We’ve spoken about video doorbells in this column before. Ring is the most popular in the category but Nest hopes to change that. Nest Hello ($279) replaces an existing doorbell, using the same wiring and indoor chime. Replacing the doorbell maybe a DIY job for the handy but Nest is also only too happy to hook you up with an installation technician should one prove necessary. Once installed, you’ll have a bright, clear, HDR-enabled 160° view of your front door. When visitors come calling, you can have a two-way voice chat or play a recorded message. Not only does Hello let you see who’s at

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Ring Alarm adds voice capability with Amazon’s Alexa. You can say “Alexa, arm Ring in away (or home) mode.” The ability to disable the system simply by saying “Alexa, disarm Ring” and then giving your four digit code when asked may be handy if your hands are full—but perhaps isn’t something you’d want to get into the habit of using for obvious reasons. The $309 price quoted includes the base station with 24h backup battery and 104 dB alarm, five door/window open sensors, two motion detectors and a range extender that keeps everything connected in a larger home. SAFE BY HUB 6 SAFEBYHUB6.COM

If you have an existing security system but don’t like being held over a barrel with monthly monitoring fees, Safe may be worth a look. This little box basically adds some smarts to the not-so-smart home security system you already have installed. It clips into the existing system’s


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Installing a home security system doesn’t just offer a little peace of mind. It can also take a bite out of your home insurance premiums. An actively monitored security system translates to the biggest discounts, but even systems that aren’t actively monitored may qualify for a small break on premiums. Generally speaking, you’ll need to find a certificate of protection from your home alarm provider which you will in turn share with your insurance company or broker in order to receive the discount. This certificate will include the details an insurance adjuster needs to determine if your system and policy qualify. Google is your friend here. Preliminary research starts with the security system or company you’re considering and a search for information on home insurance discounts. This research can be expanded to see what (if any) breaks your specific home insurance company offers. If you are lucky, the insurance discount you qualify for may even cover your monthly monitoring costs, making it a break even proposition.

wiring in a couple of simple steps and connects up to your home internet connection to get online. Those things done, you can download the app and set up some contact rules to decide who will be notified if there’s an unauthorized entry into your home. This isn’t traditional home monitoring; it’s much more DIY than that. Safe relies on your community of friends, family and neighbors to check in, in the case of an unauthorized event.

If the home internet connection ever goes down, a SIM card backup ensures it doesn’t take your home security system with it. If you’re going away and won’t be able to check in, in case of an issue, you can buy monitoring à la carte, which is a nice touch. If a situation should arise, you can decide whether or not you need to go home to deal with it. Perhaps Safe alerting you to an issue at home prompts you to call a trusted neighbor to take a look on your behalf, or perhaps to check in yourself using IP cameras you may have installed. Whatever the case, it puts the power in your hands and in doing so, saves the monthly monitoring expense. Whether or not that’s a fair trade depends entirely on your own perspective. ■

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Staci: Zimmermann frill wrap short dress ($895) at Zimmermann Americana. Rachel Zoe shoes ($258) at The Shoe Box. Lavender jadite, tanzanite and diamond earrings ($17,250) at LeJoaillier. Alexander Wang Halo bag ($750) at Intermix. Sabrina: Brunello Cucinelli poplin dress ($1995) at Mitchells. Manolo Blahnik shoes ($295) at Revival. Black Tahitian pearl and black sanel necklace ($625) at Le Joaillier. Jen: Stella McCartney vintage dress ($1995) at Neiman Marcus. Missoni shoes at Revival.


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IN STUDIO Jaime: Veronica Beard bell button-down ruched shirt dress ($450) at Veronica Beard Americana Manhasset. Gianvito Rossi feather stiletto sandals ($1395). Alexis Bittar double sided square bracelets ($250 each). Shanna: Zac Posen radiant stripe dress ($1190) at Steven Dann. Shultz shoes ($180) at Jildor. Multi sapphire open pear dangling earrings ($746) and blue topaz ring ($250) at Fortunoff. Chloe bag ($650) at Revival.

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Michael Kors swim top ($470), ruffle pants ($2995), leather sandals ($495) and messenger bag ($950) at Michael Kors Americana. White gold and diamond inside out hoop earrings ($4895) at Fortunoff.

SIENNA, 2 SCARLETT, 4 Stella Cove swimsuit ($65) at Everafter. A Line shoes ($50) at One Small Step.

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Nessi Byrd swimsuit ($60) at Everafter. Mini Melissa + Campana shoes ($55) at One Small Step.


Alice and Olivia plunging sweetheart ruffle dress ($440) at Alice and Olivia Americana. Aquazzura sandals. Rebecca Minkoff clutch. Lexi Mazz choker with hanging freshwater pearls and diamond accent charms ($1555) at Le Joaillier. Susan Hanover geode ring ($185).

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PORT WASHINGTON Rails jumpsuit ($188), Vince wedges ($250), Joia straw bag ($56), necklace ($48) and bracelets ($28-$45 each) at Lester’s.

RYDER, 7 Tiny Whales tee shirt ($36), Johnnie-O shorts ($49) and Converse sneakers ($35) at Lester’s.

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PIERCE, 2.5 Mish Boys sleeveless tee shirt ($29) and Joah Love shorts ($44) at Lester’s.

CALI MADISON, 5 Flowers by Zoe tube top ($38), DL1961 shorts ($39) and Blowfish Malibu sandals ($35) at Lester’s.


Zimmermann ninety-six flutter dress ($1350) at Zimmermann Americana. Jimmy Choo shoes and Valentino bag at Revival. White topaz ring ($275) at Fortunoff.

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DIX HILLS Tory Sport retro stripe performance zip up sweater ($328), tech twill pleated tennis skirt ($158) and bubble laceup sneakers ($228) at Tory Sport Flatiron.

JUSTIN, 7 Stella McCartney Kids multicolor logo sweatshirt ($102) logo shorts ($87) and sneakers ($189) at stellamccartney.com. Racket courtesy of Woodbury Sports.

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Valentino dress ($5500) and Valentino Garavani bag ($1875). Karl Lagerfeld shoes ($169) at The Shoe Box. Alexis Bittar liquid lucite sculptural ring ($225).

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Proenza Schouler dress ($2390) at Neiman Marcus. 275 Central espadrilles ($195) at Jildor. Susan Hanover white vine earrings ($135). Yellow and rose gold beaded bracelets ($45-$150 each) at Fortunoff.

JAKE, 4 Vilebrequin polo shirt ($85) and swim shorts ($135) at Vilebrequin Americana. Ugg shoes ($60) at One Small Step.

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ZOEY, 7 Everbloom sundress ($64) at Tutti. Nina shoes ($54) at One Small Step.


Michael Kors jumpsuit ($5995) and starfish belt ($850) at Michael Kors Americana. Jimmy Choo liquid mirror leather shoes ($850). Rose gold and diamond earrings ($2995) and white topaz and crystal ring ($325) at Fortunoff.

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WOODBURY Karla Coletto swimsuit ($344) and Pool to Party by Subtle Luxury coverup ($68) at Jerrie Shop. Tkees sandals ($50) at Jildor. Alexis Bittar sculptural capped hinge bracelet ($295).

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Sunuva swim shirt ($52) and shorts ($60) at Tutti. Native water shoes ($35) at One Small Step.

Mayoral polo shirt ($16) and Scotch & Soda board shorts ($64) at Please Mom. Crocs ($28) at One Small Step.

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Fendi black silk dress with parakeet and floral embroidery ($11,700) at Fendi Americana. Jimmy Choo metallic shoes ($1095). Onyx and rock crystal earrings ($595) at Fortunoff.

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FIVE UNDER THE RADAR AND UP-AND-COMING CARIBBEAN ESCAPES FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT.

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All images courtesy of Twin Farms, Primland Resort, Palmetto Bluff, Blantrye, Blackberry Farm, Lake Austin Spa Resort and Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club.

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Top: Kamalame Cay. Below: Mandarin Oriental Canouan hotel lobby.

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As summer approaches, we all crave a good beach vacation. While it’s tempting to head for the Hamptons, the Cape, Nantucket or the Vineyard, consider the Caribbean for some enticing alternatives. While we love our regular rotation, there’s nothing wrong with craving destinations where we won’t see all of our friends and family. Most of these island escapes offer direct or easy access, the advantage of lower season rates, and of course, the peace of mind that comes from fully-stocked resort amenities — no chef or laundry duties here. We’ve scoped out five of the latest and most luxurious island options, all in destinations that feel sexy, fresh or distinctly different from the usual. Some are perfect for a midsummer break with the whole family, others are ideal for a quick weekend away or that much-desired reconnection time while the kids are in camp. Just be sure to book them now…these swank spots won’t stay hidden for long.

SKIP ST. BARTH’S FOR… GRENADA Located south of St. Vincent and the Grenadines yet slightly west of Barbados, Grenada and its six smaller sub-islands are actually closer to Venezuela than to the United States. But thankfully, it’s only a direct jump from JFK. The island offers a number of hotel options, including the chic Spice Island Resort and Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel, but it suffered from a lack of true luxury for years. That is, until Silversands Grenada made its entrance in late 2018. The Leading Hotels of the World property is the brainchild of Egyptian telecom magnate, Naguib Sawiris, and design team AW2, which lists resorts like Six Senses Con Dao Vietnam and Marrakech’s Amanjena on their CV. The sleekly modern resort doesn’t sacrifice luxury for charm, offering ample island flair in its 43 suites and nine beachfront villas, which blend the best of indoor and outdoor living; most rooms offer private terraces and panoramic ocean views. The newness of the property pays off with high-tech touches like a Tesla Model X house car and a dedicated app for rooms that allow guests to control everything from temperature and lighting to ordering up extra pillows or in-room dining.

Speaking of food, Silversands specializes in locally-sourced cuisine, offering both a fine dining and an Asian-inspired restaurant on property. Spend your days by the 339-foot infinity pool, the longest in the Caribbean, at the fullservice spa or exploring the island’s rich heritage. Enjoy the island’s best beach, Grand Anse, which is conveniently located in front of the property. Golf is also just a few minutes drive. Grenada, known as the “Spice Island,” has long been famous for its production of – you guessed it – spices, like nutmeg and mace. It also boasts cultural attractions in the form of Carriacou, a sister island famous since the 1700s for its sloops (sailboats), the Belmont Estate known for chocolate making and the unique Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, the perfect spot to enjoy an incredible snorkel experience. Don’t miss the Friday night rosé soiree, where the resort transforms their beach club into a hip party complete with a DJ from St. Tropez, Grenadian grill and late-night munchies that seem to arrive with perfect timing before the party winds down. Getting Here: Grenada is one of the easier off-the-grid escapes, boasting daily direct flights on Jet Blue from JFK.

BYPASS BERMUDA FOR… CANOUAN Skip the pink sands of Bermuda for another similarly insta-worthy beach, that of the new Mandarin Oriental Canouan, which was briefly known as the Pink Sands Club before it re-opened in 2018 under the Hong Kongbased brand’s name. Some may know the island – just off the coast of Mustique, part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and 120 miles from Barbados – as a luxe destination, nicknamed a spot where the “billionaires go to escape the millionaires.” It has a rich history (no pun intended) as the resort site formerly hosted a Trump-branded casino and has been previously managed by names like Rosewood and Raffles. But the current project, a 26-room resort made up entirely of one-and two-bedroom suites plus eight larger villas, is a complete re-envisioning of the prior iterations. Visitors may find the property a bit reminiscent of its Barbadian sister Sandy Lane since

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THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF GOSSIP ON THE TINY ISLAND OF CANOUAN. ONLY FIVE SQUARE MILES AND AMAN RESORTS AND SOHO HOUSE ARE BOTH RUMORED TO BE OPENING RESORTS. the properties share Italian developer Antonio Saladino, as well as a penchant for pink umbrellas. Tech-forward rooms are controlled by tablet, a modern touch. Two-room suites are perfect for families with older children or couples sharing a friendly getaway. The resort is small but offers mighty amenities, including a nine-room spa set into the hillside and a fitness center complete with Pilates equipment. Enjoy two fine dining restaurants (one international, one Asian), and a Hamptons-style bar, Turtles, as well as a pool lounge offering Nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese) fare. Spend your days poolside, snorkeling the island’s active coral reef, or on the par-72, Jim Fazio-designed golf course. Canouan is tiny, just five square miles, but there’s no shortage of gossip about this tiny spot. Aman Resorts and Soho House are both rumored to be in talks about opening resorts on the island, and a 120-slip marina is in the works as well. Getting Here: Hop the resort’s Citation jet from a nearby island, and perhaps combine with a visit to Mustique, Grenada or St. Lucia.

SKIP 4TH OF JULY IN THE HAMPTONS FOR… A FAMILY GETAWAY TO MUSTIQUE Want to know a party trick? Ask someone what Princess Margaret, Tommy Hilfiger, Shania Twain and Mick Jagger have in common. It’s simple – all have made Mustique their preferred vacation home destination. Yet another St. Vincent and Grenadines island, this 2.2-square-mile haven is a billionaire’s playground that lets vacationers play for the cool rental rate of $15,000 and up per week. The well-known island has flown under the radar with the misconception that it’s reserved strictly for royalty, billionaires and celebrities, when in fact, it’s a safe and welcoming paradise perfect for families craving a low-key getaway. The hardest part? Choosing your preferred villa out of the 75 options in the rental pool. Each comes staffed with its own team, complete with housekeepers, personal chefs and more. We especially love a few, like the Lavender Hill Cottage, tucked into the hills above L’Ansecoy Bay, perfect for couples. The two-bedroom boasts a private yoga stu60 | SUMMER 2019 woodbury

dio and beautiful views of the northern part of the island. Hummingbird is a rockstar option for families, friends or girlfriend/guy getaways, offering sleek modern style designed by Italian architect Paolo Piva, seven king bedrooms, a private chef, three housekeepers, gardener and butler, two large swimming pools, eight acres of private, lush gardens and insane sunset views. Zinnia is our pick for a multi-generational getaway, offering timeless colonial elegance and traditional gingerbread design, four bedrooms, two pools, and a staff of six. There’s only one non-villa option on island, the chic Cotton House Hotel, a former 18th century cotton warehouse turned luxury hotel. It offers 15 suites and cottages plus “the Residence,” its own version of a presidential suite. The place to gather on island is Basil’s Bar, re-launched in 2018 under design from the famous Phillipe Stark but still boasts the same potent rum punches and casual attitude that draws guests 365 days a year. Days are usually spent by your private pool, in the Cotton House Spa, or taking in one of the island’s more active pursuits. Golf and tennis are popular, as is the island’s equestrian program. Hiking and watersports are also available, and a robust children’s program makes this one of the easier island escapes to go luxe with little ones in tow. Mustique celebrated its 50th year in business in 2018, and there’s no stopping it now – why not experience it for yourself? Getting Here: Mustique has its own fleet of 18-seater Twin Otter aircrafts that run daily from St. Lucia. During high season, additional connecting flights are available from Barbados on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Of course, a private jet isn’t out of the question either.

BEQUIA… YOUR BOHO ISLAND ALTERNATIVE TO THE BVIS Bequia, pronounced beck-way, didn’t have electricity until the 1960s and didn’t even build any formal roads until the 80s…but this boho-luxe island has long drawn low-key travelers who crave an escape from it all. Bequia Beach Hotel turns ten this year. Inspired by the neighboring island of Mustique, the resort offers two pools, three restaurants and full- or half-board plans for its 58 rooms,

Images courtesy of each featured property.

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travel cottages and beachfront suites. Quiet and relaxation are the hallmarks of the island. The clear waters of the Grenadines are ideal for sailing and water sports, and the small but well-appointed spa is an excellent pre-nap activity. New for 2019 is a four-room villa, perfect for families thanks to its private pool. There’s also a new 114-foot Italian-built superyacht, Star of the Sea, available for charter for up to 12 overnight and featuring extras like a topfloor Jacuzzi, saloon of rich mahogany, and a lounge stocked with everything from the latest gaming to an extensive film collection. It’s also available as a day or sunset cruise. Getting Here: Take a one-stop flight from New York, a charter from Barbados, or wait until this coming December when the island will launch Bequia Air, its first private luxury air charter.

KAMALAME CAY… YOUR BAHAMAS ALTERNATIVE Just off the Andros Barrier Reef in the Baha-

mas (the third longest in the world) sits a 97acre island best known for its bone fishing, powdery white sand, a serious “shoes optional” policy and legendary boozy lunch parties. Kamalame Cay is an enforced digital detox (meaning the island boasts barely any Wi-Fi) and a grown-over-time collection of casual beach cottages and suites. Stylish owners David and Michael King-Hew offer up authentic island hospitality in a warm and welcoming environment, and a penchant for inviting friends to visit from all over the world. As a result, boldfaced names keep popping up for visits – Serena Williams spent her honeymoon here, Nicole Kidman has enjoyed a quiet holiday and the late David Rockefeller, for whom the island’s Rock House is named, are among the endless star-studded guest list. It’s easy to spend days exclusively by the beach, fishing, scuba diving with gear from the on-island dive shop or enjoying a leisurely kayak. Tennis and bikes are also available for those who prefer on-land activities, as well as a chic overwater spa featuring organic OSEA products. Relax in the afternoon

with a Samson Special, a strong rum cocktail from the island’s bartender of the same name. Want to detox? Visit during the wellnessoriented annual Silver Linings Retreat, available in three-, five-, seven- or ten-day packages — the next is from May 31 through June 14. It is comprised of four main pillars: movement, rest and relaxation, nourishment, and sleep. Fitness classes, with a max of ten students each, range from yoga and barre to HIIT, set to a soundtrack carefully curated by a DJ, plus healthy fare and plenty of spa time. Need something a bit more indulgent? Plan your visit around one of the monthly lunches, a multi-course feast complete with an incredible meal, DJ, and of course, plenty of free-flowing rosé. Pack your most stylish bikini and tunics, as guests may often be barefoot but they trend toward the stylish city dweller and tech-exec types, many of whom fly or yacht in just for the day. Getting Here: It’s a quick 15-minute helicopter, a private seaplane from Nassau, or a direct flight on Le Air; charters and ferries are also available from neighboring islands or Miami. ■

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The shingle-style home was enlarged and tweaked to accommodate the client’s large extended family. At right, a new pool house replaced a pergola on the long side of the pool that was rarely used.

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Wanting a home that could accommodate their two married children and five grandchildren, as well as reflect their evolving taste, this East Hampton couple decided to expand and renovate the home they had lived in for 31 years.

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hey called in architect Randy Correll, a partner at Robert A.M. Stern, and interior designer David Kleinberg of David Kleinberg Design Associates to mold and shape the shingle-style home into a more upscale version of itself.

The client loved the home, “quirks and all,” said Correll, but wanted something a little more luxurious. The wife’s vision, added Kleinberg, was to open up the home, make it lighter and a little less classic, an easy area geared more toward grandchildren but with private spaces to escape to as well. “She really thought about function as well as aesthetics,” said Kleinberg. “So while she didn’t want a pretentious house, it was a house of quality.” The couple wanted to create enough bedroom space for the extended family, enlarge the entertaining space and reorganize the area left for the family. The home, originally designed by architect Peter Cook, had an L-shaped plan with a primary wing and the main living space oriented toward Georgica Pond, with a service wing between the motor court and the pool. The library was shaped like an octagon and difficult to furnish, so Correll enlarged and squared it off. He expanded the dining room, which was also originally octagonally shaped, by stealing square footage from the adjoining family room. A wing was added to one side of the house to gain space, and the family room was relocated there enabling Correll to make the kitchen larger (it is now 25 X 20 feet) and add a breakfast room. On the second floor, the master bedroom was reorganized to create a greater entry with dressing rooms. Two bed and bath suites for the couple’s two married children and their spouses were not changed, but an expansion of the service wing allowed the upper floor to be transformed into a five bedroom, four bath area for the grandchildren. Overall, the house grew from

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8,000 square feet to 11,000 square feet.

The majority of the counters in the oversized kitchen are statuary marble with exceptions; the work surface flanking the range and the island opposite the range are both honed absolute black granite for durability. The pendant lights are milk glass and nickel plated from BK Antiques. The counter stools are from Artistic Frame.

Correll’s changes were impactful but subtle enough to make longtime guests to the house pause before realizing what was different. “I was respectful of what Peter Cook had done,” Correll said, imagining what Cook himself may change after so many years. “It was a house that grew up. It became a mature piece of architecture with more sophisticated interior that was more luxe.” “The ways in which the structure could and could not expand were, to our eyes, fairly apparent,” Correll said in his written description of the project. “More ephemeral was the task of preserving the character of the house – it was embedded with family memories and our clients did not want to lose that intimate history. “Inevitably, given the circumstances, our clients were reluctant to part with certain elements, notably the fireplace and large decorative chimney that obscured the water view in the original family room,” Correll wrote. “We wanted to replace it with French doors, and after much back and forth, the couple finally agreed. I urged the builder to move the object immediately before they changed their minds, but because the fireplace had to be taken down one brick at a time, the process took months – and the issue of the chimney was revisited week after week.” Nonetheless, the client was a pleasure to work with, Correll said, decisive and confident in her taste and style. She made decisions and did not look back. “The one thing about working with older people is they know what they like,” he said. Kleinberg, who got to know the client from first working on an apartment for her son and daughter-in-law, agreed. “She’s a very stylish woman in her dress, her selection of jewelry, her art collection. She’s informed, current and forward-thinking. She’s got a point of view which was very discernible. She would make decisions and stick with them.” The interior had been traditionally decorated with floral patterns and chintz, Kleinberg said. It didn’t really seem like her, he added, or at least not the woman she had become (he described it as her “Armani perspective”). So he chose a more neutral palette overall. The library was painted a mushroom color, for example, a visual replacement for what may have been wood trim. The neutrals were modulated by different textures. “Texture becomes the pattern,” he said.

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Shelter Island artist Fran Taubman designed the balusters and rods of the sweeping entry staircase.

The client also had a great collection of contemporary art placed prominently throughout the house. “It certainly animates the house a great deal,” said Kleinberg.

The color scheme of the home is decidedly neutral, punctuated by the homeowners’ impressive collection of contemporary art. Large picture windows flanked by smaller paned windows bring the scale of the home in and take advantage of the beautiful views.

Whenever approaching a new project, Kleinberg, who spent 16 years at Parish-Hadley Design, likes to start with the construction of the space. “Having a strong architectural framework is the best beginning for any design project,” he said. “I don’t like to complicate things.” A house at the beach has to be user-friendly and easy to maintain. ”I want someone to open the door and say, ‘This feels like I could live here.’” Perhaps the biggest challenge was making the large house still feel cozy and intimate. One of the ways to create a sense of scale, according to Kleinberg, was to create “islands” within a large room, such as the two seating areas in the living room, one near the window overlooking the pond, and a second further into the room. You could also place two chairs together, or a chair and an ottoman, or focus on a corner and make it inviting. “Creating those moments in the larger framework help that,” he said. “I don’t like a room where you have to move the furniture to create a sense of space.” The grandchildren’s rooms had brightly colored accents, like a neon pink chair and other vivid accents in one girl’s room – and were a lot of fun to do, Kleinberg said. The game room with a pool table featured a Maharam wallpaper called Kaleidoscope House, a design collaboration between artist Laurie Simmons and architect Peter Wheelwright. One of the biggest challenges of this project was the schedule, according to Correll. Because the family did not want to lose a summer to renovations, work had to start immediately after Labor Day and be completed by Memorial Day, a tall order. It concerned the contractor, Correll said, but he was willing to give it a go. Correll and his clients drove out to East Hampton from the city every week, and the project was done with the family comfortably moved in by July 4. One of his biggest satisfactions was getting the project completed and having a happy client, Correll said. “I took a house that was not my design and made more of it, made a better house that still reflects the work of the original architect,” he said. ■

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Mrs. Everything

The Nickel Boys

Though many associate Jennifer

With The Underground Railroad, Whitehead made raw the tragic injustices of slavery. In The Nickel Boys, his latest masterpiece, the bestselling author painstakingly uncovers segregation’s effects on characters whose stories will break your heart. Elwood Curtis stays out of trouble. His parents took off for California when he was a young boy in the 60s, leaving him to be raised by his grandmother, Harriet, in his hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. Though he is aware of the racial segregation around him _ he notices, for example, that there are no black people allowed at the Richmond Hotel where his grandmother works as a cleaner _ he does not let this fact consume him. He is moved by Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and is interested in becoming involved, but his dreams are cut short one summer before his senior year of high school. He has been given the rare opportunity to take college classes; on his way to his first class an unforeseen event sends him to Nickel Academy, a reform school in Georgia, where he is given a lesson in exactly how the Jim Crow laws are put into motion. Though Elwood learns that boys in Nickel Academy can get out early for good behavior, he unwittingly sticks up for others and makes himself known to the cruel administrators. Being exposed to beatings and other atrocities, Elwood gets an education that is much different than the one he deserves. His introduction to the realities of the state of racism in America in the 1960s is one that dramatically changes the course of his life. Through the author’s eloquent prose, his characters’ thoughts and emotions are brought to life with startling clarity. The heartbreak he conveys is magnified by the novel being based on an authentic Southern reform school that existed for over 100 years. Whitehead takes an issue that has been written about endlessly, and infuses it with a freshness that allows the reader to see the devastating reality of a time period that will forever be a stain on American history.

by Jennifer Weiner

Weiner with fun, readable chick-lit, her latest, Mrs. Everything, is a family saga that spans decades and highlights meaningful issues that have plagued women for years. The story begins in 2015, when Jo Kaufman receives a phone call while walking out of a movie theater. The timeline quickly flashes back to 1951, the year that Jo and her younger sister Bethie moved with their parents to a new house in Detroit, a home that embodies the American Dream. From there, we are taken on the entire journey of the girls’ lives. Jo, a spunky, unconventional child, can never seem to gain her mother’s approval. Bethie is the obedient one, conforming to the feminine norms of the day. When a tragedy unexpectedly hits their family, the girls must lean on each other to get through their remaining days in their childhood home. From dating and babysitting, to making college plans and choosing career paths, the Kaufman sisters struggle with their innermost feelings, which too often collide with the socially acceptable behavior they have been brought up to exhibit. In an age when girls are expected to remain in the background, Jo, a forwardthinking individual, is not able to give in to such restrictions. She engages in devious behavior and because of the cultural mores, she must make a life-altering decision that will stay with her forever. As the girls move into their 20s, more pressing issues monopolize their time. The world is slowly changing and the Civil Rights movement is going in full force. Jo becomes active in protests and intellectual pursuits, while Bethie is drawn to parties and uncertainty. Their childhood roles seem to reverse and just when the girls appear to be occupying separate spheres, their spaces collide as a result of another troubling event. As they continue to figure out their identities, their past keeps haunting them in ways they slowly begin to understand. Mrs. Everything is a page-turning chronicle of one family’s intricate history and its effects on their present-day situations. Weiner has created unforgettable characters who embody modern day’s complexities.

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by Colson Whitehead

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is one of those authors who elicits passionate responses. With Eat, Pray, Love she gained millions of die-hard fans, who also devoured her engaging novel, The Signature of All Things. Now, her readers can rejoice that her latest book, City of Girls is as all-consuming as anything she’s written. Vivian Morris has just failed out of Vassar. This may not be so out of the ordinary, except for the fact that the year is 1940 and girls are not meant to assert themselves. They follow their expected paths _ which in Vivian’s case is college, marriage, housewife. Vivian’s well-to-do parents send her to stay with her aunt Peg in New York City. Once there, Vivian falls in love with the eccentric life of her aunt, who owns the Lily Playhouse, a rundown theater, and spends her time with the bohemian set. Vivian is immediately embraced by those who live in the rooms within The Lily, and begins to let go of her inhibitions. She stays out late drinking, courts men, and embraces a life of carefree partying. When a star actress from London takes up temporary residence at The Lily, Vivian is enthralled with her and her effortless glamour, taking notes on how to be a true woman. Vivian, for the first time in her life, feels as if she belongs. She begins dating one of the stage stars, and is lost in her hedonistic life when one decision brings it all crashing down. In an instant, her newfound heaven is ripped away from her, and she is reminded of who she is supposed to be. Gilbert’s sprawling panorama of 1940s New York is filled with nuanced characters, fascinating historical backdrops (WWII is raging), and a unique glimpse into the unconventional lives of those in the theater business. She has the ability to craft sentences that are both profound and lyrical as they not only transport the reader back in time but also deliver priceless wisdom. City of Girls is a thrilling literary trip back to a sensational time. ■


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Don’t have time to hit your IRL workout session? No biggie. In the last few months, an ever-growing list of ondemand sweat session options have cropped up to help raise your heart rate. Led by the massive success of Peloton – a brand now valued at $4 billion that sells four figure home exercise equipment with monthly streaming packages – this long list of viable luxury (think: very expensive) competitors include running, HIIT and even boxing options. Here’s a look at the high-end streaming choices looking to help you work up a sweat to get into the best shape of your life, without ever having to leave your air-conditioned living room.

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P.volve

BY SHARON FEIEREISEN

PELOTON TREAD/BIKE Let’s start with the company that led the charge into the latest fitness revolution, Peloton. The brand offers the Peloton Bike, which you buy and set up at home, allowing you to ride along to classes (live and on-demand) led by a long list of instructors. Besides instant access to classes, the bike also offers performance tracking metrics and a real-time leaderboard (a la Flywheel). Peloton now also offers a treadmill workout via the Peloton Tread, which provides live and on-demand classes that tackle running and beyond. The packages include total body circuit training, walking, running and floor exercises so users get both strength and cardio training. Though the treadmill program recently launched, there are already thousands of ondemand options and up to eight live classes a day. Peloton Bike: $2,245 + streaming is $39/month; Peloton Tread: $4,295 + streaming is $39/month. Peloton


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Founded by Victoria’s Secret model trainer Stephen Pasterino, this method reduces bulk in thighs, opens up hips and creates perky, lifted butts. No squats, lunges or crunches required. All the exercises are slow, controlled toning movements with stepping patterns inspired by Pasterino’s background in functional training and physical therapy. His online streaming program has over 200 videos and P.volve’s proprietary equipment are key to success with this program; the P.ball targets upper inner thighs and lower butt while the P.band targets the under arm, back and shoulders (think next-level Pilates rings and resistance bands). P.band is $29.99 and P.ball is $59.99 + streaming is $29.99/month. First 14 days free.

MIRROR True to its name, Mirror, when not in use, is a mirror. When in use, it’s an interactive home gym that streams live and on-demand fitness classes in a variety of workout genres including cardio, strength, yoga, Pilates, barre, boxing and even stretching. Workouts are personalized in real-time based on your goals, preferences and biometric data – you can even do personal training via the Mirror. The Mirror is also compatible with Apple Watch, has Bluetooth connection and you can even sync it to your Spotify playlists. And, for your Instagraming pleasure, at the end of each class you have the opportunity to take a selfie which is organized into a collage to help bond the Mirror’s community of users. The Mirror is $1,495 + streaming is $39/month.

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NORDICTRACK The popular 90s workout contraption is back and it doesn’t look anything like what you remember! The brand sells a variety of equipment ranging from bikes, ellipticals, treadmills and rowers, to strength training equipment with various pulleys – each of which comes with trainer-controlled workouts. In these programs, trainers automatically adjust the speed, incline or resistance to match each personalized program. There are over 16,000 workouts available. The machine changes the recommendations and serves up popular new workouts daily. NordicTrack equipment ranges from $599 to $4,999 + streaming is $39/month (one year is included with the purchase of NordicTrack equipment). Hydrow

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CityRow Go is an on-demand rowing workout – the rower is sync’d to workouts streaming on a video screen. It’s also overlaid with live workout data to help users set weekly goals, compete against personal records and track progress with each class. All classes are taught by instructors from CityRow’s New York City studio and new content is uploaded weekly. In addition to classic rowing classes there are also interval workouts that combine rowing with weighted strength training on a mat as well as classes that combine rowing with a core workout on a mat. CityRow Go is $1,395 + streaming is $19/month or $180 for the year.

Crossrope is a system using weighted jump ropes that work with a guided training app featuring audio workouts. Basically, you get a pair of handles that can be clipped onto ropes of various weights to make workouts harder or easier (from 1/4 pound to two pounds). The added weight of the rope helps engage more muscles to blast away fat and calories in a shorter amount of time (none of the workouts are longer than 25 minutes, even the advanced ones). While the workouts are all audio, there are video tutorials that users can watch in advance. Crossrope is $88$128, depending on the weights and number of ropes you choose.

HYDROW CityRow Go isn’t the only game in town. Hydrow is on deck to bring the on-river experience of rowing to your home. But here’s the major point of difference: Hydrow rower broadcasts workouts live from the water, including the Charles River in Boston, the Hudson and Miami. Workouts are led by athletes including some training for the U.S. National Rowing team. For those with aches and pains, Hydrow offers a “back friendly” resistance feature, which gives low resistance at the beginning of the stroke when the back is folded up and at its most compressed, with increasing resistance as the stroke unfolds. Hydrow is $2,199 + streaming is $38/month.

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Aktiv Solutions is a virtual training platform the size of a treadmill that delivers guided workouts via virtual trainers. Users select workouts by genre, time, degree of difficulty, and/or trainer. The system then syncs with the user’s wireless Bluetooth headphones to tell you exactly what to do and adjusts based on performance. Props include dumbbells, kettlebells, weighted balls and even TRX. Unlike the other options on the market, Aktiv is designed for both single as well as multiple users so you can work out with friends and family. You can also connect to your wearables like Fitbit, Apple Watch, Polar and more. Aktiv is $6,500 + streaming is $99/month.

FIGHTCAMP The fast-expanding (backed by Sylvester Stallone) Rumble is arguably the most buzzed about boxing-based fitness class at the moment and they, too, will be coming out with streaming that will function in tandem with five luxe pieces of Technogym equipment, but until its launch, there’s FightCamp. FightCamp is a standing boxing bag that you punch with motion tracking gloves as you follow along to trainer-led workouts on the accompanying app. At least four new workouts are added per week, and a long list of on-demand options are available. FightCamp is $995 (including free-standing bag, boxing gloves, punch trackers, workout mat and wraps) + streaming is $49/month. ■

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FIVE NUTRITION MYTHS Setting the Record Straight.

by ANASTASIA SCHEPERS, MS, RDN, CDN, CLC

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MYTH #1: SEA SALT IS HEALTHIER THAN REGULAR SALT Sea salt is produced through the evaporation of sea water. It may appear to be lower in sodium on the nutrition facts panel because the grain size is larger and less fits on a teaspoon. While it is often promoted as a healthier alternative to ordinary table salt, the sodium content, gram for gram, is comparable. It may contain trace amounts of other minerals typically found in sea water like calcium and magnesium but not enough to confer any health benefits. Some people say sea salt tastes stronger so you can get away with using less. The bottom line: keeping sodium in check should be part of an overall healthy eating pattern. Since all types of salt – sea salt, Himalayan, Black Sea, Hawaiian, kosher salt and table salt – contain about 40 percent sodium, they should be used sparingly, if at all. Instead, season food with herbs, spice blends or zest of fresh lemon and lime. Most sodium in the American diet comes from processed and packaged foods, not from what is added in cooking or the salt shaker on the table. For that reason, it is important to read food labels and compare different brands

of the same food. The American Heart Association (AHA) encourages shoppers to read labels and only eat foods with 140 milligrams or less of sodium per serving. Overall, the AHA advises that adults should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day but ideally closer to 1,500 milligrams per day.

MYTH #2: STOMACH ULCERS CAN BE CAUSED BY EATING TOO MANY SPICY FOODS Thanks to recent advances in science, we now know that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (more commonly known as H. pylori) is responsible for most stomach ulcers, a discovery that earned two Australian scientists the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Another common cause is overuse of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen and aspirin. Decades ago, it was believed that spicy food, including hot sauce, chili peppers and curries, could aggravate a stomach ulcer and therefore the recommended diet approach was a bland one. Not uncommon in the 1980s was an even more restrictive regimen, typi-


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cally prescribed in hospitals, called the Sippy diet. It was believed to neutralize stomach acid through feeding measured amounts of milk and cream at hourly intervals daily for several weeks. Soon after the discovery that a bacterium was responsible for most – but not all – stomach ulcers, physicians stopped prescribing both Sippy feedings and the bland diet as they were proven to be ineffective. If an individual tests positive for the H. pylori bacteria, treatment usually includes a course of antibiotics as well as acid-blocking medication. While food choices neither cause nor cure stomach ulcers, the advice generally given today is to follow a balanced eating pattern including healthful choices from all food groups, and to limit foods and beverages that stimulate the flow of gastric juices which could worsen symptoms. These include alcohol, caffeine (including cola and regular tea), chocolate, coffee (including decaffeinated) and black pepper.

MYTH #3: AVOIDING GLUTEN CAN HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS Gluten-free products seem to be exploding in the marketplace, along with sometimes misleading marketing. So it’s not surprising that many consumers are believing they can benefit from the craze. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and some forms of oats. Following a gluten-free diet is a way of life for individuals with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder affecting about one percent of people in North America. In this case, gluten damages the lining of the intestines, impairing an individual’s ability to absorb nutrients. But for a person without celiac disease, a glutenfree diet will not lead to long term weight loss any more than other fad diets. Why then all the popularity around going gluten-free? Some people may experience weight loss solely because they’ve eliminated an entire food group from their diet. Cutting out pasta, bread, bagels, cereals and baked desserts like cookies and cakes, similar to a low-carb diet, can also result in temporary – but not long term – weight loss. Is there a down side to following a gluten-free diet for someone without celiac disease? Besides costing more, many glutenfree processed foods lack vitamins, minerals and possibly fiber found in gluten-containing products. Strictly avoiding grains like cereals, bread and pasta could also result in inadequate intake of folic acid, a B vitamin that is important for women of childbearing age. Beginning in 1998, the government started adding it to these foods when it was discovered that consuming adequate amounts of folic acid protected against the development of neural tube defects like spina bifida in infants. For women of childbearing age, it’s important to get enough folic acid in the diet, especially in the month prior to conception. Most glutenfree counterparts of enriched bread, cereal and

pasta do not contain folic acid. If you want to be sure, read the ingredient list found under the nutrition facts panel. Oranges, orange juice and leafy greens like spinach are rich in the naturally occurring form of folic acid called folate. Many multivitamins today, especially those aimed at women, contain the recommended amount of 400 micrograms of folic acid.

ing on or singling out one food, it’s the overall pattern of food choices that is most important. An eating pattern that emphasizes a variety of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean protein choices like skinless poultry, fish, beans, peas, nuts and seeds and low-fat or fat-free dairy is recommended by nutritionists as well as the AHA.

MYTH #4: AVOID EGGS IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS

MYTH #5: SUGAR CAUSES HYPERACTIVITY

The role of eggs and risk of cardiovascular disease has been a topic of debate for decades. Nutritionists, physicians and even the general public have begun accepting the notion that eggs are not the dietary villain they were made out to be in the 1970s and 1980s. The most recent official advice came out in the 2015 version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines which removed the 300 milligram daily limit on dietary cholesterol, and included eggs in three recommended healthy dietary patterns discussed in the report. However, results from a newly published study may be challenging this advice. The new report, printed in the March 19th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, examined the link between egg consumption and dietary cholesterol with the occurrence of cardiovascular disease. Though the study design differed from earlier large population studies and reviews, it included close to 30,000 adults who were followed for an average of about seventeen years. The researchers found that consuming two eggs per day could significantly increase risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s important to note this was not a cause and effect study, and the participants were only asked one time about their diets, which may or may not have represented their true intake over a long period. While eggs are one of the leading sources of cholesterol in the diet, other dietary components like saturated fat and trans fats are known to impact blood cholesterol levels, especially levels of dangerous low-density lipoproteins (LDLs). The results of this new study are likely to be considered as the government convenes its committee of experts to review new scientific evidence for the next version – the 2020-2025 U.S. Dietary Guidelines – due to be released at the end of this year. It will be interesting to see what, if any, changes and suggestions will be made regarding the place of eggs in the American diet. Meanwhile, there’s probably no need to avoid eggs altogether, particularly for individuals with normal levels of LDLs. Eggs are a nutrient-dense food and source of many important vitamins and nutrients including protein, lecithin, vitamin D and lutein. Rather than focus-

Mothers and caregivers alike continue to believe that cupcakes, candy and sweet drinks make children bounce off the walls at birthday parties and celebrations. Scientific evidence does not support the notion that sugar causes or even plays a role in causing hyperactivity or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Experts conclude it’s the excitement surrounding holidays and special events like Halloween, birthday parties or a day at the amusement park that lead to the hyperactivity – not the sugar in the treats that usually accompanies these events. But there are other reasons parents and caregivers should be concerned about the amount of sugar children consume. When children fill up on sugar-laden foods, it fills up their stomachs and dulls their appetite for healthier foods that their bodies need for growth, like vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, low-fat dairy and whole grains. Obesity among children and teens continues to be a serious problem in the United States and some health organizations have begun to issue guidelines on sugar consumption. Children and teens between the ages of 2 to 18 should have less than 25 grams daily of added sugars, the equivalent of six teaspoons, according to guidelines issued by the AHA. The concern regarding added sugars and good health stems from the fact that they contribute zero nutrients to the diet but add many extra calories that can lead to extra pounds, possibly leading to excess weight or obesity, which in turn impacts heart health. Good news for mothers and all consumers: the new redesigned nutrition facts label will include a separate line listing the grams of added sugar in all packaged foods. Every four grams of added sugar is equivalent to one teaspoon of sugar. For example, a serving of many popular sugar-sweetened breakfast cereals provides nine to twelve grams of added sugar per serving (between two to three teaspoons), half of the AHA’s recommended daily limit for kids and teens. Add a sweetened drink pouch or drink box at lunchtime and most kids will have already exceeded their daily sugar limit before even arriving home from school. ■ Anastasia Schepers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Department of Community Outreach at Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC), Northwell Health. woodbury SUMMER 2019 | 79


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ONE MOTHER’S PERSEVERENCE AND INTUITION BEATS ALL ODDS. By Susannah Meadows

When my son, Shepherd, was three years old, he started walking with a limp. By the time he was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) a month later, he was having trouble getting out of bed. We saw the top doctors in New York City, who told us while there was no cure for our son’s condition, there were medicines that could treat his symptoms. They said that if we didn’t give these drugs to our son, he could become disabled and still be in pain. as I’d been doing for so long now. Imagine my surprise to see him jump up and declare “Mommy, my knees don’t hurt anymore!” I’ve never felt happier in my life.

So we reluctantly started him on powerful immune suppressants drugs that came with worrying risks, including lymphoma and liver disease. They also made Shepherd feel sick and did little for his arthritis pain. He would lie on the couch for several days after taking his pills, as if he had the flu every week.

Within several months, all of his arthritis pain was gone. It seemed to pass out of his body joint by joint, exiting his toes and knees first, then onward up his body, as if he were stepping deeper and deeper into curative water.

Aside from the devastation of seeing your child sick and knowing that he wouldn’t recover, there was also the shock. How was it possible that the only solution for Shepherd’s arthritis also made him sick? How could it be that there was no way for me, his mother, to help him? Giving him these drugs, we were told, was our only option. Unless it wasn’t. We heard about another mom whose son had recovered from arthritis six weeks after he stopped eating gluten and dairy, and started taking high doses of omega-3s and probiotics. When I first heard about this protocol, I dismissed it as wacky alternative medicine. I assumed that it couldn’t work or else our doctors would have surely known about it. But as I watched Shepherd suffering on the couch, I could not accept that this was going to be his life. Looking back, I think that when I was agonizing over how it was possible that I couldn’t help him, it was only because I did believe, on some level, that there had to be another way. And there was. Evidence or not, the other mom’s plan wasn’t risky so we decided to try it. We couldn’t not try it. One morning, six weeks to the day into his diet experiment, I went into Shepherd’s room to help him out of bed, 80 | SUMMER 2019 woodbury

Now we have no way of knowing what made Shepherd better. It’s possible the medication kicked in late. But there are compelling reasons to believe it was the changes in diet that made the difference. When Shepherd accidentally ate regular grain bread a couple of times, his arthritis pain returned almost immediately. And when I dug into the medical literature myself, I found several well-designed studies suggesting that the diet we tried could have a major positive impact on autoimmune arthritis.

When Shepherd was three years old, the joints in his fingers were so swollen and sore that he improvised a way to hold his markers so they would hurt less.

New research on the role that gut bacteria plays in controlling inflammation and the effect gluten has on our bodies also offers support. When I mentioned Shepherd’s story to a pediatric gastroenterologist not long ago, he said he saw that kind of thing often – kids recovering from arthritis after they stopped eating gluten. We eventually took Shepherd off the medication, which was never expected, and I’m thrilled to report that his arthritis did not come back. He’s now a happy, wisecracking, normal eleven-year-old. He’s in the fencing club at school, goes for long runs in the park, and doesn’t remember what arthritis felt like. At his most recent check-up, Shepherd’s rheumatologist


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announced that he was graduating. “You’ve been so healthy for so long,” the doctor said, “that you don’t need to keep seeing me.” The thing that may well have saved our son came from another mom. This proved to me that with thinking outside the box, doing a little research and taking a chance, there can be answers to medical issues that are beyond the knowledge of even the best doctors. And also, just because something hasn’t been proven to work, doesn’t mean that it won’t. No one has all the answers. This seems obvious to me now, but it can be especially hard to recognize in the realm of medicine, when doctors’ expertise is so much greater than our own. I have come to believe that if you are facing a difficult health problem — or any problem for that matter — you have the choice to keep going when others say you can’t. After Shepherd’s recovery, I went looking for an explanation. I discovered that I wasn’t the only one who’d searched in the wilds of unfinished science. It turns out that there is a whole community of us, people who are pursing unfamiliar ways of healing, determined to solve the unsolvable.

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So I reached out to them and we shared our stories. They found themselves towing that same line between proof and the unknown, just as isolated and unsure as we had been, and yet unwilling to turn back. What struck me most about these people was their extraordinary belief in hope. They’re all women. Maybe that’s by chance. Maybe it isn’t. One of them is a physician who has MS and years ago had started using a wheelchair. At that point, none of the available medications could help her. Looking ahead to a life confined to her chair and bed, she realized she had to help herself. Searching through biomedical research she came up with a plan that involved eating 12 cups of vegetables and fruit a day. Within the year, she was riding a bike again. Another is the mother of a boy who had lifethreatening food allergies who refused to accept that there was no treatment for her son. So she moved across the country with her three children and two dogs in order for him to try an experimental therapy that focused on addressing the anxiety that haunts so many allergic children. A year later, the boy was eating everything.

I also heard about a little girl who, starting at three months old, was knocked down by unrelenting seizures. Her mother tried everything Western medicine could offer and everything outside of it to quiet the chorus of signaling in her brain. Nothing worked. The seizures kept getting worse, but the girl’s mother would not give up. A decade into their wrenching ordeal, they went to see yet another neurologist who suggested an MRI. The scan revealed a tumor. The girl underwent surgery to remove it and hasn’t had a seizure since. So it’s not always about alternative medicine vs. Western medicine. It’s about whatever works. And persevering until you get there. Medicine is medicine. We can’t know if anyone else will be helped by these experimental therapies until we study them — and actually some of that work has begun. What’s remarkable about the people I met is that they believed they’d get better before science had shown them the way. Whereas I lucked into hearing about a possible solution, these people believed in something that didn’t exist yet. That’s only crazy until it works. I remember when I first spoke with the mother of the child who had seizures. Her quest to find


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relief for her daughter had so far failed. And frankly, I did not have a lot of hope for her. And then she proved everyone wrong – when they finally conquered the seizures. And while we can’t draw conclusions from the stories of three people, I wonder: could perseverance have an effect on recovery? If the mother of the epileptic child hadn’t kept trying, that little girl’s story would be very different today. I reached out to Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, a psychiatrist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, to see if he thought perseverance, that bullheaded push toward an answer, could influence our health. He told me, yes, that the mind is a huge factor in why people get better. He said that in several small but rigorous studies looking at cancer patients, “the will to survive and the strength and commitment to one’s health seemed to be one of the central reasons why some people recovered or lived longer than we expected them to.” This is the kind of mindset these women had – they not only sought healing, they expected it. This happens to be the exact definition of placebo. And we know from medical studies that the placebo effect is likely to happen when we

pursue recovery with this kind of confidence. In other words, we’re more likely to recover when we believe we will. Researchers have seen patients with pain, autoimmune disease, Parkinson’s and anxiety all get better when their only medicine was belief. We know very little about how or why this happens, and it should be studied more.

still struggling, I asked her mother how she was so sure they’d find an answer. Her response was simple: “Because she’s not better yet.”

So, how do you come by perseverance, and its partner, hope, when it’s more reasonable to assume that you won’t succeed? To me, what’s as incredible as people recovering from diseases that are considered flat-out irreversible is that they thought they could in the first place.

I talked to the woman who developed the therapy for treating allergic children, which by the way, has been so successful anecdotally that Boston Children’s Hospital is now studying it. I asked her, why would you — someone without a medical background — be the one to figure out a therapy for allergies when all the best researchers hadn’t been able to? Her response was simply, “That’s not how I think. I think: what do I want to do?”

When Shepherd was sick, I wasn’t hopeful that we’d find a way out of his illness. I didn’t go looking to experiment. But now, if someone in my family were to get sick with an impossible illness, I’d know to get to work. I’ve learned that I’m not helpless. No one is. We all have some control and an enormous amount of choice in terms of what kinds of therapies to seek. Sure, I’d make a long list of doctors, but I wouldn’t stop there. After all, what the people I met showed me is that perseverance can work. When the little girl with seizures was

I asked the son of the MS patient what he thought drove his mom. He said, “Courage is knowing you’re licked and doing it anyway.”

All these fighters should give all of us hope. ■

Susannah Meadows is the author of The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up. The book has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, NPR, Oprah and countless media sources.

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which could potentially reduce blood flow to your heart (making you feel nauseous or dizzy) or to the placenta and baby.

IS EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY RECOMMENDED?

DO I HAVE TO TAKE ADDITIONAL IRON DURING PREGNANCY?

We encourage women to exercise before, during and after pregnancy. Low risk-women can exercise throughout their entire pregnancy, up to the beginning of labor. Exercising actually prepares women for the rigors of labor, keeps you physically fit, controls weight gain, and may reduce the incidence of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.

It is recommended to increase iron intake by 15 mcg per day (to 30 mcg per day) during pregnancy to prevent iron deficiency anemia. This is accomplished by taking a routine daily prenatal vitamin.

WHAT EXERCISES SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY?

Women with first or third trimester hemoglobin less than 11 g/dL, second trimester hemoglobin less than or equal to 10.4 g/dL, or low serum ferritin less than 40 ng/ml should receive additional iron supplements, better absorbed when given with vitamin C 500 mg. Iron can be constipating (especially in pregnancy when constipation is common) so the addition of a stool softener like colace is highly recommended.

Any exercise where you have the potential to fall and hit your belly is contraindicated during pregnancy. Bike riding, downhill skiing, roller skating, roller blading, contact sports and scuba diving should all be avoided. In addition, abstain from any exercise that requires you to lie flat on your back for an extended period of time. It’s fine, however, if you are not completely flat on your back. After 16 weeks of gestation, you should slightly tilt off your back onto your left side by placing a towel under your right hip. This assures the weight of the pregnant uterus does not compress the large blood vessels (the aorta and inferior vena cava) 88 2019woodbury woodbury 78 | SUMMER SPRING 2018

WHAT IS IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY? HOW DO I TREAT IT?

I WANT TO PREVENT MY BABY FROM HAVING ALLERGIES – SHOULD I AVOID EATING NUTS, PEANUT BUTTER, MILK OR EGGS DURING PREGNANCY?

There is no data to support that limiting foods

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in pregnancy such as nuts, peanut butter, milk or eggs will decrease allergies in the offspring. Breastfeeding, however, can reduce the risk of allergies in babies.

IS IT OK TO CONSUME PRODUCTS WITH ASPARTAME DURING PREGNANCY?

A task force of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition, the FDA and the council on scientific affairs of the AMA concluded that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding can safely use aspartame. As with everything in pregnancy, moderation is key and excess should be avoided. In general (not only in pregnancy), there have been reports that artificial sweeteners, when consumed in excess, can chronically lead to an increased risk of obesity and metabolic diseases.

CAN I TAKE A PROBIOTIC DURING PREGNANCY?

Probiotics are safe to take during pregnancy. A 2018 Cochrane systematic review did not find benefit or harm to probiotic use during pregnancy.

WHAT IS LISTERIA?

Listeria is a bacteria transmitted from infected food. It occurs more commonly in pregnant


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Dental check-ups are recommended during pregnancy to protect against gum bacteria. Cavities can be filled; lidocain can be used as a local anesthetic. Epinephrine, however, should be avoided. women and other groups of people with weakened immune systems such as newborn babies, elderly people, patients with organ transplants, HIV, cancer or other serious medical conditions, or patients on chemotherapy. Infected pregnant patients may become very sick and this can result in premature birth, an infected baby, and severe illness or death in baby and/ or mother.

nancy and can be found in plastic items and containers, as well as in the lining of canned goods. BPA can cause neural and behavioral effects in infants. Be sure to read all labels, especially on plastic products that store food or are used for drinking, as well as canned goods (should say BPA-free).

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDATION ON CAR SAFETY DURING PREGNANCY?

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LISTERIA?

Symptoms may vary, but most often patients with Listeria present with fever, sweats, chills, elevated heart rate, body/flu-like aches, diarrhea, headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck and back pain.

HOW CAN I REDUCE MY CHANCE OF GETTING LISTERIA DURING PREGNANCY?

Avoid unpasteurized soft cheeses such as feta, Brie, Camembert, Gorgonzola and fresh buffalo mozzarella, as well as any unpasteurized milk during pregnancy. Cheeses that are thoroughly cooked or pasteurized are safe to consume. Deli meats and hot dogs should be thoroughly cooked and fresh fruits and vegetables should be washed well before consuming.

WHICH FISH SHOULD I AVOID DURING PREGNANCY AND WHY?

Consuming fish that contain high levels of methylmercury may lead to neurological impairment in offspring. Larger fish that consume smaller fish can concentrate mercury, such as shark, king mackerel, tilefish, swordfish and fresh tuna steak, and should be completely avoided. One weekly serving of canned tuna and eating two-three servings of low mercury fish per week is also safe.

HOW MUCH CAFFEINE CAN I CONSUME EACH DAY?

Ingesting 200-300 mg of caffeine per day appears to be safe during pregnancy. As a reference, eight ounces of coffee has 131 mg of caffeine, decaf has 5 mg, expresso 320 mg and tea 235 mg; cola/diet cola has 36-47 mg in 12 ounces.

HOW DO I AVOID BPA EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY?

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Pregnant women should wear lap and shoulder seat belts during pregnancy. The lap belt should be below the pregnant uterus and the shoulder belt should come across the shoulder and belly. Airbags should not be turned off.

SHOULD I GET A DENTAL CHECK-UP DURING PREGNANCY?

Oral health is very important during pregnancy. It is recommended to get a cleaning as many of the bacteria implicated in gum disease and gingivitis can cause preterm labor. Cavities can be filled and lidocaine can be used as a local anesthetic. Epinephrine should be avoided, though, as it is a vasoconstrictor. If tooth abscess is present, it should be appropriately drained and antibiotics that are safe during pregnancy can and should be used when appropriate. If the dentist or oral surgeon has any questions or concerns about the safety of any procedure or medication during pregnancy, they should consult with your obstetrician. Dental X-rays that are necessary for a specific dental condition are safe when the pregnant abdomen is shielded appropriately.

WHAT IS THE LINEA NIGRA?

The linea nigra is a darkly pigmented line that forms during pregnancy and appears on the midline of the abdomen, running from the pubic bone upwards of the belly button. It normally occurs during pregnancy and often lightens in the months after delivery.

WHAT OTHER SKIN CHANGES CAN I EXPECT DURING PREGNANCY?

Melasma (chloasma is also known as “the mask of pregnancy”) is an increase in pigmentation of the face during pregnancy caused by hormones, particularly estrogen. It occurs in up to 75 percent of pregnant women and often occurs across the cheeks and bridge of the nose as well as the upper lip during pregnancy. It is

unknown why some women get this and others do not. This condition is also common in nonpregnant women who take oral contraceptive pills. When this happens during pregnancy, there is not much to do, though, as it is a cosmetic but not medical concern. After pregnancy, the hyperpigmentation usually decreases or disappears altogether, but if retained, consultation with your dermatologist is recommended (lightening creams can be safely used after the baby is born). In addition, many women also experience darkening of the areola (nipples) as well as the skin in the armpits and groin.

WHAT VASCULAR OR BLOOD VESSEL CHANGES CAN I EXPECT DURING PREGNANCY?

Spider Veins Spider veins or spider angiomas are very common during pregnancy, with some studies showing up to 66 percent of Caucasian women having these. They are painless and are purely of cosmetic consequence. They are red in color and branch out in a spider-like appearance and can occur anywhere on the body. Most common areas are around the eyes, neck, cheeks, face, arms and legs. Most resolve within a few months after delivery, and those that don’t can be dealt with by laser or sclerotherapy. Varicose Veins Varicose veins in the legs are very common during pregnancy, as pressure placed on the lower extremities challenges these veins and can lead to varicosities. Symptoms include rope-like veins that protrude from the surface of the skin and can be painful or achy. They tend to get worse with prolonged standing. Some cases may also be hereditary. Many of these varicosities go away by the six-week postpartum checkup and those that remain can be dealt with by a vascular surgeon who can strip, laser or sclerose the vein. Pregnant women with varicose veins are encouraged to elevate their legs when possible and to use compression stockings while standing for long periods of time. Vulvar Varicosities Vulvar varicosities are dilated blood vessels or varicose veins of the vulva or labia. They can be very painful especially as the pregnancy progresses, as the growing baby and uterus puts more pressure onto the pelvis. Aside from topical discomfort, delivery can be complicated by vulvar varicosities. These varicosities can rupture during pushing or delivery, and formation of hematoma or laceration of the varicosity with delivery can occur.


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Ginger lollipops and tea can work well for morning sickness. Diclegis, and more recently Bonjesta, are prescription medications that are safe and successful in resolving symptoms. Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids are varicosities or dilated blood vessels in the anal-rectal region. They are very common “souvenirs” of pregnancy that can occur at any time but tend to get worse closer to, during and after delivery. Many regress after the six week checkup and are tolerable, but some can require intervention by a colorectal surgeon. Thrombosis of a hemorrhoid occurs when a blood clot forms within the external hemorrhoid. It can be extremely painful and is treated by the infiltration of local anesthesia (usually lidocaine without epinephrine) and/or a simple out-patient procedure performed by your doctor. Patients usually experience instant relief with this procedure.

WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS OF PREGNANCY AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THEM?

Stretch marks, also called striae, are commonly seen in pregnancy but can also occur outside of pregnancy, especially in times of active weight loss or gain. They are also seen in patients who use steroids systemically over a period of time. Stretch marks form when the dermis of the skin (collagen) is interrupted and are most commonly found on the abdomen, hips, breasts, thighs and buttocks. They show most commonly in the third trimester but can occur any time; there is also a hereditary predisposition. Stretch marks may start out reddish or purple and usually fade to silvery white over time. There are many expensive creams on the market that boast prevention or improvement of stretch marks. Unfortunately, none actually work because this is not a topical skin problem, it is an actual break in the collagen fibers. If they are cosmetically bothersome in the months to years after delivery, they can be treated with topical tretinoin creams (not to be used during pregnancy) or laser treatments.

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT MORNING SICKNESS DURING PREGNANCY?

Morning sickness is a common ailment in pregnancy and usually begins between six and eight weeks of gestation. The severity of morning sickness will dictate the treatment. For most women, avoidance of triggers, eating small frequent meals and taking the prenatal vitamin before bedtime will suffice in ameliorating nausea and vomiting. In others, the symptoms interfere with daily function and quality of life and requires further therapy. Ginger lollipops and tea is an easy interven-

tion that can work well for morning sickness. Diclegis, and more recently Bonjesta, are prescription medications that are very safe in pregnancy and quite successful in resolving symptoms. They offer a combination of doxylamine (an antihistamine) and vitamin B6. They are category A medications in pregnancy, which means that studies have shown no increased risk of birth defects with these medications.

MARIJUANA IS LEGAL IN THE STATE THAT I LIVE IN – IS IT SAFE TO USE DURING PREGNANCY?

It is not recommended to use marijuana during pregnancy. There are no randomized, prospective controlled studies assessing the safety for mother and baby and there are concerns regarding neurodevelopmental delays with prolonged use.

I AM WORRIED ABOUT LEAD EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY. WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF EXPOSURE? HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN EXPOSED?

Houses built before 1978 may have evidence of lead paint which can be a source of lead exposure (such as in children who eat paint chips or pregnant women who have pica and eat paint chips). Other sources of exposure are lead glaze used in pottery making, drinking moonshine, eating from imported glazed pottery, kohl eye makeup, battery manufacturing and construction projects on houses built before 1978. A blood lead level is routinely drawn at the first prenatal visit.

WHAT PROBLEMS CAN LEAD EXPOSURE CAUSE DURING PREGNANCY?

Maternal blood levels of greater than 10 mcg/ dL increase the risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, reduced IQ and neurodevelopmental delays.

WHAT CAN BE DONE IF MY BLOOD LEAD LEVEL IS HIGH?

Taking 2000 mg of calcium daily in the diet or supplement form can reduce the maternal blood lead level. Chelation therapy is not usually recommended during pregnancy unless the lead level is very high (more than 45 mcg/ dL) because it can cause birth defects. Consultation with a poison control specialist is critical with significantly elevated lead levels.

I JUST HAD A 20 WEEK ULTRASOUND AND THE BABY IS MEASURING A WEEK AND A HALF AHEAD. WHY DIDN’T MY DOCTOR CHANGE THE DUE DATE?

We don’t change the due date after the first trimester, where dating of the pregnancy is most accurate by ultrasound. First and foremost, in the first trimester we go by your last menstrual period to obtain your due date (you may see your doctor using a pregnancy wheel to make this calculation – another quick and easy way is to take your last menstrual period and subtract three from the month and add seven to the day; for example, if your LMP was 9-14-18 your due date would be 6-21-19. When an early ultrasound is performed, if there is more than a five day discrepancy with your LMP under nine weeks gestation, we will go with the sonogram date. From 9-12 weeks we use the sonogram due date if there is more than a seven day discrepancy. After 12 weeks, we don’t change the due date, as the sonographic estimate of your due date becomes much more inaccurate.

I PUSHED FOR THREE HOURS FOR MY LAST BABY AND ULTIMATELY I DID DELIVER VAGINALLY, BUT I REALLY DON’T WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN. SHOULD I JUST HAVE A C-SECTION?

Most of the time, the second delivery is remarkably easier than the first. In most cases, the first stage of labor (the dilation phase that ends with full dilation at 10 cm) is much faster and the second stage (the pushing part) is much shorter, barring any unusual obstetrical situations. Many times we see patients who have pushed for hours with the first baby come in to labor with the second and push only a few times or mere minutes for the second or subsequent babies. This can happen even when the second baby is larger than the first. The first baby usually paves the way for the second, so if all goes well with your second pregnancy and your doctor does not see any other indication for a C-section, you will likely be surprised at how much easier the second vaginal delivery is compared to the first. Always talk to your doctor about your specific situation because only your own doctor knows your particular obstetrical situation and can most accurately inform you about your particular clinical situation. ■

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“The best summer wines are forward, soaring wines that are vibrant and neverending, like a long summer afternoon,” muses Shane Moore, winemaker for Zena Crown Vineyard and Gran Moraine Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. When you consider wines that have a lengthy finish, reds often come to mind yet are frequently overlooked in the summer months. One varietal that can easily straddle all seasons is Oregon pinot noir, which is bursting with ripe fruit and fresh acidity, and whose medium body and low tannins won’t weigh you down when the temperature rises. The 2015 Zena Crown Vineyard Conifer Pinot Noir ($75) “exemplifies summer, with its intense up-front flavor of red fruit and aromas of rosemary, lavender and star anise,” Moore says. “Its plush shape is suggested rather than rigidly defined... the cumulative effect is a balanced wine of juicy fruit, citrus zest, warm spice and forest air.” Another offering from the same region is the Kin & Cascadia Pinot Noir ($14), a wallet-friendly option perfect for stocking the bar at large summer gatherings. Its bright ruby red color is matched by aromas of chocolate-covered cherries and soft delicate flavors of strawberries and rose petals. This noir compliments seasonal fare like grilled salmon, goat cheese spinach salad and bbq

pork chops or anything just off the grill. “The vibrant nose makes a perfect pairing for sipping alongside the garden,” says renowned food and wine expert Melvyn Master, proprietor of Sager & Master Blends. “The floral notes combined with cherry makes this wine lively while still being subtle and balanced.” Just as you can flout the fashion rules about wearing white before Memorial Day, you can certainly ignore any advice about eschewing reds in summer _ the key is to tweak the style that you uncork. Red wine (or any wine, for that matter) made with grapes grown at a high altitude retains its freshness and acidity and tends to be lean and refined rather than lush and round. Colomé Malbec Estate ($25) from Argentina’s Mendoza region is a blend of grapes from four estates at four altitudes: 6,000 feet, 7,500 feet, 8,500 feet and 10,200 feet. “At high elevation, the UV concentration and the [cool] nights give concentrated fruit and elegant acidity,” says winemaker Thibaut Delmotte. Darkly-colored in the glass, this wine has intense floral and mineral aromas, a full body and round tannins on the palate; try it with barbeque, pasta and charcuterie. Likewise, the Amalaya Malbec ($15) is a blend of mostly malbec grown at 5,900 feet. It’s ruby in the glass with red fruit and spice

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Speaking of Channing Daughters, the winery also makes an entire range of everyone’s favorite salmon-hued quaff (which is decidedly no longer just for the warmer months). The New York producer releases five different rosés made with all different varietals. The 2018 Channing Daughters Rosato di Cabernet Franc ($22) uses hand-harvested fruit that was whole cluster-pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. (If you’re not familiar with all of those terms, just know the end result is über-refreshment in the glass). Copper-tinged, it has floral tones as well as notes of raspberry, watermelon, minerality and citrus and is crisp and elegant with moderate acidity. Serve it with just-shucked oysters or cocktail shrimp, ceviche and local fluke or flounder _ or with nothing more than a few friends on a sunny Saturday. Even though Provence put rosé on the map you can also find fabulous examples in other parts of France _ and all over the world. Practically next door to the sunny region known for its pink wines and purple lavender fields is the Pays d’Oc, which is also cranking out great bottles. The

Mont Gravet Rosé ($9) is vinified from cinsault, which gives it aromas of raspberry and blackberry along with a fuller body and persistent finish. “Serve it cold with everything, it’s Southern, sun-kissed, saltyaired France bottled up for you and your patio,” says Master, who likes to drink it alongside salads, fish, white meat and anything grilled. The more restrained styles of rosé coming out of California hail from the state’s cooler regions _ this makes them lighter and more palatable right now. The 2017 Meiomi Rosé ($22) is made with mainly pinot noir grapes grown on three coastal regions. Monterey fruit lends minerality and bright acidity, Sonoma gives it notes of strawberries and rose petals and Santa Barbara County ramps up stone fruit and a soft and creamy mouthfeel. The color is reminiscent of a pointe shoe and has a nose of watermelon, rose and orange peel; on the palate, you’ll find strawberry and stone fruit and a crisp, mineral-driven finish. Equally lovely is the 2017 Estate Rosé ($18) from Wölffer Estate, one of the Hamptons’ best wineries; because its grapes are grown just a few


food fanatic miles away from the ocean, it retains that subtle elegance. This rosé is also interesting because it’s made with a blend of white and red grapes (merlot, chardonnay, cabernet franc, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, riesling and gewürztraminer), which accounts for its orange-copper color, flavors of apricots and cantaloupe, and clean finish. Cedar-planked salmon, tuna tartare and butter-poached lobster are all fitting summer fare to enjoy with it. And don’t pass over Rioja; even though the Spanish region is better known for its tempranillo-based reds, they can be easily fermented into delicious paler versions. The CVNE Cune Rosado ($13) has intense red fruit aromas like strawberries, redcurrants and raspberries. “It’s a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity, which provides freshness through the finish,” says CEO and fifth-generation family member Victor Urrutia. Though we all like to stock our fridges with bottles for impromptu summer entertaining, he cautions against doing that on a long-term basis as a lack of humidity in a refrigerator can dry out the cork, letting in oxygen that can leave a wine

tired, oxidized and lacking in fruit. If you are looking to open up a white wine, why not look beyond the usual suspects like chardonnay and sauvignon blanc? Torrontés is one of the most interesting varietals coming out of Argentina and is like a veritable flower garden in a glass. The Santa Julia Torrontés del Mercado ($14) has notes of rose, orange peel, white peaches, fruit salad and chamomile, a light body and flavors of grapefruit, peaches and pears, according to Julia Zuccardi, thirdgeneration member of Familia Zuccardi and namesake to the winery’s line. “It’s meant to be enjoyed at your patio table with the freshest food with good friends, [and] the one-liter format makes sharing easy!” And of course, effervescence is a surefire way to cool off. Locally, North Fork grown, the aromatic 2017 Bedell Cellars Sparkling Rosé ($45) is a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. It bursts with guava and cranberry along with mouthwatering salinity on the palate and an elegant, crisp, dry finish that’s absolutely thirst-quenching.

Always soft on the palate is Prosecco which can be served solo or mixed into spritzers. It’s a partner for everything from cheese and fruit on the deck to chargrilled oysters spritzed with butter at the beach to fried chicken on a picnic in the park. Mionetto Brut ($14) is made with 100% glera grapes from Treviso, an area known for its highquality Prosecco. It has a straw yellow hue, a soft mousse and notes of honey and white peach. Mionetto Prestige Rosé ($14), is an extra dry Prosecco with complex fruit flavors; it goes swimmingly with grilled fish and any other seafood. (Both also sold in mini 187ml bottles ($4); stock the cooler with them and set out a vase of colorful paper or bamboo straws for self-serve fun.) More so than any other season, it’s really important come summer to keep your bubbly, whites and rosé cold, and your reds cooler than you think, says Enore Creola, Co-CEO and managing director of Freixenet Mionetto USA. “Serving temperature can make or break any get-together, especially since warm wine can mean explosive situations.” In other words, this is the time of year for all of us to take a chill. ■

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