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Happy Thursday! Here’s yet another reason one should be in the Hamptons, mid-week: Mistbow. This unusual phenomenon (pictured above, at Indian Wells beach on Tuesday) is also called “fogbow” and has something to do with small droplets of water effectively smearing out the colors you’d see in a regular rainbow. So it’s something like a white rainbow. Can someone call the Weather Channel, please?
Speaking of rainbow colors…
Now this is cool: The artist Grant Haffner, who never met a utility pole he didn’t like and whose piece “Endless Summer” is one of our favorites (click here), can teach your kid how to paint. Mr. Haffner will conduct a workshop this Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton, where smocks and finger paints may or may not be involved. (Would it be odd if we showed up without children, just to learn a thing or two?) Meanwhile, if you’d care to check out more of Haffner’s work, stop by the Montauk Beach House, which is showing his colorful landscapes in the lobby through June 27; details here.
Did someone say Conscience Point?
Has it really been 15 years? The New York Times is featuring a story today, “Is Lizzie Grubman a Changed ‘Party Girl’?” about everybody’s favorite publicist and the whole backing-the-SUV-into-the-crowd thing, at the former Conscience Point nightclub in Southampton. Which was a really big news story, pre-9/11. Whatevs. We follow Grubman on Instagram (she’s impressively awake at 5 a.m. everyday) and think she’s a pretty cool survivor. Good on her.
Could I have a shot of Don Julio, stat
Union Cantina restaurant, which is set to open in Southampton in mid-June, will be serving modestly priced (for the Hamptons) tacos. Here’s the menu-to-be, courtesy of our friends at Curbed Hamptons. For the record, we think hearts-of-palm salad is under-appreciated. One last thing: Union Cantina apparently will specialize in pulque, a “milky looking beverage made from the fermented sap of the agave” (!). Hmm. The jury is still out on the pulque.
Aloha, You Crazy Polynesian Navigators
Pilgrim Surf Supply, which has locations in Amagansett and Brooklyn and apparently cares about what happens on the high seas, has put out an unusual call for volunteers. It seems the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea is scheduled to dock in the city at Battery Park this coming Sunday. Details here. The vessel has used “wayfinding” — an ancient Polynesian skill that involves memorizing where stars rise and set on the horizon — to sail 26,000 nautical miles from Hawaii. The crew deserves some leis, people.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“You can’t do epic sh*t with basic people,” the aforementioned Lizzie Grubman, posting this photo to Instagram. Truth.
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