when you touch my hand and talk sweet talk
i got a knocking in my knees and a wobble in my walk
and i’m tremblin’, that’s right you got me shakin’
when you take me in your arms and talk romance
my heart starts doing the st. vitus’ dance
and i’m pantin’, oh and i’m shakin’
ladies and gentlemen, summer is here. (go ahead, applaud out loud.)
you’re ready to catch up on all your favorite sunshine activities, and to help you find them we are happy to present our june issue—it’s going to be your best friend in the coming months. after all, isn’t summer about friends and good times?
it starts with beaches: it’s almost impossible to think about summer without thinking about our world-renowned shores. accordingly, we lead this issue with the swimsuit spread, shot on location at montauk yacht club. it will no doubt inspire you to channel your own sun radiance, whether you’re braving the waves or lounging poolside. bonus: experience the venue for yourself when we bring pulse’s cover party to MYC june 16 (find details on page 17).
there is a lot of montauk in this issue, actually. probably because it’s become the definitive long island destination. there is the fashionable side, being catered to by first-rate restaurants, happening bars and artsy hotspots hosting great live music and exhibits. and there is all the stuff you can do: surf, fish, beach…pretty much everything. we collected all of it, as well as a slightly more serious look at montauk’s salty underbelly. writer john capone muses on his time spent with the late frank mundus, the sweet and surly inspiration for quint, jaws’ anti-hero. when you look closer, you’ll realize john’s memorial also sheds light on a man whose life became a self-characterization—life imitating the art he invented to create the life he wanted.
if fairways and greens are in your future, you’ll want to polish that winter rust off your game. golf like a pro is a step by step on the things to think about before heading out to play 18. and whether or not you actually ride the waves, you can’t miss true surf. you’re used to seeing photographer thom gilbert’s captivating images for our fashion pages, but you’ll love this other side of him just as much. thom spent the last few years tracking down the world’s saltiest heroes in situ to render the portraits that are so up close and personal you can almost smell the ocean. (see page 58 if you’re thinking about lessons.)
of course, our summer issue would not be complete without the two things we know you can’t live without. the first, our annual how-to on barbeques is back with its expected mouthwatering photography—thank you stuart goldenberg—but this year we expanded our horizons. the result? brian kelly’s world barbeque is a menu of the best food (and some drinks) from around the world with recipes and expert tips that will have you putting it together with no problem.
pulse’s summer almanac complements all of these components and also expands beyond them. it’s the definitive guide to the best the island has to offer. shopping in great neck, restaurant crawls, live music, motorcycle museums and events, poetry readings, bicycling in long beach and the secret places to find along the way. to help you pick up a new hobby or (finally) get back to an old one, we have the goods on favorite activities like scuba diving, stand up paddleboard, fishing and learning to play tennis or polo. and yes, there is a companion piece profiling hamptons high times, your primer for spending a weekend on the east end. no matter when you go, this is the one piece you need to find both the staple events (super saturday, hampton classic) as well as some off-the-beaten-track events like…well, check out the article. (while you’re at it, might as well make http://www.lipulse.com your browser’s default page. you’ll be coming here a lot.)
*i got fever,
*i’m shakin’ by jack white