July 12, 2012
When it came to branching out with a yoga program, SoulCycle turned to Yoga Vida’s Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. Recently hitched to Alec Baldwin, the yogi created the just-launched SoulYoga, a 45-minute class designed to stretch muscles that become too tight from indoor cycling. Offered exclusively at SoulCycle’s East Hampton location on Saturdays at 9:45 AM and 10:45 AM, and Sundays at 9:45 AM, through August, we spoke with Mrs. Baldwin about how newbies should prep for class, how she connected with SoulCycle, her Hamptons mainstays, and more. 68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-6600
How did you connect with SoulCycle?
HILARIA THOMAS BALDWIN: My husband would cycle regularly and I was always afraid to try it. A friend took me to my first class and it was so hard that I didn’t return for quite a few months! I saw Alec spin all summer and eventually I gained enough courage to try it again. I fell in love with it the second time. Alec saw how much I enjoyed attending SoulCycle and suggested that I try to teach yoga with them in East Hampton during the summer. I met with [SoulCycle co-owner] Julie and was struck immediately by her positive energy. Everyone at Soul is incredible and I feel very lucky to be teaching here.
Do you cycle regularly?
HTB: Yes! I need to get my fix of two-three classes every week.
Can you tell us about your workout routine?
HTB: My main cardio is SoulCycle, although I also swim and run occasionally. I get my precision toning from Physique 57. I do yoga every day—even if it is just some light stretching. Typically the yoga that I practice is my rigorous vinyasa class where I blend stretching, strengthening and cardio. But I believe that you must listen to and honor the body. Taking a day to rest every week is important. On my rest day, I give myself a “check in” yoga class where I move very slowly and just take note of the condition of my body so I know that I am respecting it.
How did you design the class to appeal specifically to cyclers?
HTB: I have taught SoulCyclers for quite some time now and I became much more skilled at designing a yoga regimen that complements this workout as I deepened my own indoor cycling practice. I noticed that it is common for riders to contract tightness in the hamstrings, lower back, shoulders, and quads. So, we will focus on loosening up these areas while strengthening the core, which will not only make the students fit, but will also help them understand how to move differently on the bike. Breathing is another important element that attendees of my class will focus on. Breathing is synonymous with a vinyasa class, and will help riders develop stamina, circulation, and an overall sense of calm and well-being both on and off the bike.
Do you have any tips for people new to yoga? How should they prepare for their first class?
HTB: This is a question that East Hamptonites have been stopping me and nervously asking whenever I come into town. Just remember that it has been around for thousands of years and is the oldest known fitness regimen. Many people before you have been capable of this movement form, so don’t be nervous or scared—come with a sense of humor and curiosity.
What are some of your favorite spots out in the Hamptons?
HTB: For fitness, I love SoulCycle (68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-6600), Physique 57 (Butter Lane Barn, 264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, 537-5722), the pool at Gurney’s (290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 668-2345), and our yard for a little yoga.
For dining, we love Mary’s Marvelous (207 Main St, Amagansett, 267-8796), Nick and Toni’s (136 North Main St., East Hampton, 324-3550), Babette’s (66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-5377) and Sen (23 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-1774), but mostly our back porch for a home-cooked meal.
For scenery, I have a warm place in my heart for the lighthouse at Montauk where Alec proposed to me. We also love going to Indian Well’s Beach, going out on our boat, and taking walks on Lily Pond Lane.
July 11, 2012
Makeup applications at 27 Hampton are unrivaled.
This coming weekend, treat yourself to the ultimate in pampering by booking a day full of beauty and wellness. Best part is, our picks are a short drive or walk from one spot to the next.
9:30-10:30 AM- Class at Tracy Anderson
Last summer, personal trainer to the stars Tracy Anderson brought her fitness finesse to the Hamptons, with a permanent location in Water Mill. For your best beach body, start your day off with Anderson’s Muscular Re-Design, a workout that targets your abs, arms, and legs. 903 Montauk Hwy., Watermill, 212-965-1408
11AM-12 PM- Facial at Spa at Naturopathica
Freshen up after your morning workout with the Naturopathica signature facial. Customized to fit your skin type, Natruropathica combines certified organic and anti-aging ingredients to restore your skin’s youthful composition but alleviate any harsh redness or irritation afterwards. 74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 329-2525
12:30-1:15 PM- Lunch at Hampton Chutney Co.
Hampton Chutney Co.’s dosas, a popular southern Indian sourdough crepe made from rice, along with sandwich and soup options, make for a light yet satisfying lunch. Try the classic masala dosa, filled with spiced Indian potato filling, or get your daily veggie dose with the grilled portobello mushroom dosa—it comes chock full of spinach, too. All dosas are served with your choice of fresh Hampton Chutneys, the condiment that launched the business. 6 Main St., Amagansett, 267-3131
1:45-2:45 PM- Hair at Valery Joseph
Celebrity stylist Valery Joseph’s eponymous salon in Bridgehampton is the area’s top spot for a blowout. With a staff highly trained in hair care, afternoon frizz is easily transformed into silky, manageable waves. 2454 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-8967
3:30-4:30 PM- Makeup at 27 Hampton Salon
Continue your day of pampering at local favorite 27 Hampton Salon. Bringing a touch of SoHo to Southampton, this eco-friendly salon seamlessly fuses a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Opt for a full makeup application or get a summer glow sans the sun damage with airbrush tanning by SUVARA. 27 Hampton Road, Southampton, 377-3107
4:45-5:45 PM- Nails at Ananas Spa
Stroll down the street to Ananas Spa, where you’ll instantly feel at ease with the serene and peaceful atmosphere. Ananas offers everything from makeup applications to aromatherapy massages, but their signature Lavender Spa Manicure and Pedicure is sure to have your hands and feet looking and feeling fabulous. 71 Hill St., Southampton, 287-9099
6:30 PM- Dinner at Southfork Kitchen
Savor a fresh seafood meal from Michelin Star chef Joe Isidori—using sustainable seafood and local vegetables, fruits, cheeses, and wine, everything on your plate is grown and raised in the Hamptons. Choose from the organic sea trout or the coal grilled albacore tuna as the perfect meal to end your day of beauty and wellness. 203 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, 537-4700
July 11, 2012
They say things only get better with time, and McLaren proves the adage true with the announcement of a second all-new model to its line-up: the MP4-12C Spider, a convertible manipulation of the 12C. The lightweight Spider features a distinctive Retractable Hard Top (RHT) roof that folds and stows itself—theoretically making this vehicle a luxury coupe and performance convertible all in one.
Power emanates from a commissioned 616 horsepower 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine and is paired to a 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission, which allows the British sports car to run 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and top out at 204 mph. Currently, orders can be placed for the $268,250 Spider from McLaren retailers across the globe with an expected delivery date in December or early January. During the Concept Car Lawn during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend, show-goers will be treated to an early viewing.
—KIMANTI D. RAWLINS, automotiverhythms.com
July 10, 2012
In search of the perfect party outfit? According to trends spotted at recent Hamptons events, Filipa Fino advises:
"Breeze by any summer fête in the Hamptons and you'll fit right in with anything floral. Care for your summer blooms with sun, sand, and saltwater."
—FILIPA FINO FOR HAVE TO HAVE
July 09, 2012
Doctors making house calls may conjure up images of yesteryear, but dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadick’s new-this-summer concierge services out East are quite the opposite. Offerings from the acclaimed New York City-based skin guru range from basic sunburn checks to Botox and laser treatments. Below, Dr. Sadick gives us the scoop on his at-home visits, summer skincare tips, and Hamptons favorites.
Which of your treatments that you offer do you think will be the most popular for summer?
DR. NEIL SADICK: I think the most popular ones will be Botox and fillers. Also, something called Clear and Brilliant, which is a very low energy fractional laser, and just treating people for sun reactions, bad sunburns, or reactions to organisms and plants that are in the water.
What do you think is the benefit of having at-home versus in-clinic treatments?
NS: We have so many very high-profile patients who prefer to have these treatments in the privacy of their own home, and last year we had a number of patients who wanted us to come see them at home. The Hamptons home calls will be very customized…there will be a lot of time spent with patients to ensure they have the ultimate concierge service.
Cellulite is always a big concern in the summer. What treatments do you offer for that?
NS: Our preferred treatments for cellulite are either the Venus Freeze or the VelaShape, or Cellactor, which is a new technology using acoustic waves we’re working with.
Any simple summer skincare tips that people may not already know?
NS: If you get too much sun and your skin turns red, put a cold soymilk compress on it—this will help the redness and burn.
What skincare would you suggest for summer?
NS: The Park Avenue Prescription from the Sadick Dermatology Group line. For anybody that needs the products quickly, they can be ordered online and even sent overnight; the nighttime rejuvenation cream is really excellent for redness and sunburns and the morning protection product has high potency antioxidants and excellent sunscreen in it.
Describe your perfect day out in the Hamptons.
NS: Getting up in the morning and taking a run, then a bike ride, having some egg whites, and going to see a few concierge patients. Then, lunch with friends, out to the beach with surfing or some beach volleyball, watching the sun set, maybe reading a great book, and having a nice gourmet dinner.