Early risers, truly early risers arrived to Montauk for Well-thy House, a day of beauty, fitness, wellness and fun. Women's Health Magazine and Domino Magazine-sponsored the co-branded event hosted at Women's Health VP/Publisher Laura Frerer-Schmidt's stunning newly constructed home.*** The event offered a full day (leading home and garden workshops, workouts, cooking demos and nutrition consultations) with a welcome at 9:45 am and a closing event at 2:00 pm. Participating top experts included:
Mandy Ingber, Celebrity Yoga Instructor:Yoga Class
Keri Glassman, Registered Dietitian: The Cleanse
Heidi Powell,Celebrity Trianer and star of ABC's Extreme Weightloss
Jeff Dawson GardenManager, Golden Door
Greg Fry Jr. Executive Chef, Golden Door
VIP attendees were pampered from beginning to end as they enjoyed morning treats just before yoga with Mandy Ingber near the Well-thy House pool. The majority of attendees took advantage of Ingber's morning session taking to their yoga mats and following along as she kept a closed eye and raised head with gentle guidance.
Non-participants took advantage of a change in hairstyle courtesy of GlamSqaud on-premise makeup, hair, and nail stylists. GlamSquad made ordinary hair into braided visions and applied natural looking makeup to those who were curious to try a "new" look. FEED, the charitable organization headed by Laruen Bush Lauren offered info on her upcoming #Run10Feeed10 event. Domino Magazine, the event's co-sponser, supplied current issues of the publication.
Celebrity Nutritionist Keri Glassman followed Mandy Ingber, with a discussion of all natural juices and info on how to properly cleanse one's system of imputiries.
Late morning was led by Fitness Pro Heidi Powell of ABC's Extreme Weightloss fame. Powell gave an energetic Bikini Booty workout that had the crowd totally drenched by the segment's end. Powell even grabbed a reporter (dressed in full workout gear) to act as her "demo girl" for the onlooking participants.
Those not interested in whipping their "booties" into shape, relaxed on the veranda or grabbed one of four specialty Owl's Brew cocktails/mocktails which included: Made for Montauk (Owl's Brew--The Classic), Cha Cha Chai (Owl's Brew Coco-Lada), Sangri-Tea (Owl's Brew Pink & Black), Well-Thy Watermelon (Owl's Brew White & Vine).
The final two sessions before lunch were culinary in nature and inlcuded. How to grown your own herb garden, thanks Jeff Dawson, for the healthy super fresh rosemary, sage, thyme that were passed out t the crowd and a gourmet cooking demo featurin Jeff Frey Jr. of the famed Golden Door Spa who grilled a mena Branzino Fish.
A delish buffet lunch followed courtesy of Jeff Frey Jr., prepared by Dave Martin, consisting of healthy natural fare: corn salad, mixed green with tomato, sliced grilled chicken, cous-cous and pear tarts.
The final demo took place inside of Wellthy house and gave VIPS a respite from the heat. Highly regarded photographer discussed his philosophy and vision around creating a that inspires you to achieve and live your ultimate life experience.
By 2:45 pm guests were departing with AMAZING overstuffed Feed bags containing dozens of new as well as popular products ranging from snacks to superfood pwders and hand creams, to dry shampoo and Blender bottles amongst other valuable items.
*photos by Sean Sime for Women's Health Magazine
***Designed as a wellness sanctuary, the cedar-clad, post-and-beam home features natural and sustainable materials with a mix of traditional and modern elements. The house began as existing plans for a contemporary home which Laura, in her limited spare time, completely redesigned and customized herself to create a totally unique design. Laura sought to design a space inspired by her immersion in the Women’s Health culture of healthy, active living—that could also be a space to host wellness retreats and events for friends, family, clients and Women’s Health functions.
Details about Laura’s Montauk Home:
• 4,000 square foot
• 6 bed, 4 bath
• 2 acres
• Exposed beams, floor to ceiling windows, reclaimed wide-plank oak flooring, Boffi kitchen repurposed from showroom floor in downtown Manhattan and a 1000 square foot rooftop deck of vaulted steel and cumaru hardwood that is perfect for yoga overlooking a spectacular view.
• The property is a series of hills and paths ideal for hiking, gardening and meditation. From the deep back porch of the main house, a grassy hill rises to meet the pool/pool house area, which includes a 50-foot OZONE pool, DCS Outdoor stainless steel kitchen, a cedar-clad pool house with bath and pagoda.
• From the pool house, a natural steel and stone path winds through local vegetation to the bluff, 70 feet above the clear, spectacular bay with a private beach ideal for standup paddle boarding, fishing and boating.
• Every detail in her home is designed to create a respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC.