“If music be the food of love, play on!”
Shakespeare knew that beyond the cornerstones of wellness—good sleep, nutrition, air, water, exercise, meditation—are laughter, kindness, affection and music. In this issue, we share some of those basic pleasures, beginning with a nourishing music sampling of Rufus Wainwright, who interviews his father, Loudon. The elder Wainwright will be performing at Guild Hall this summer, as will Rosanne Cash, who says, “Art and music will save us….We are the premier service industry for the heart and soul.” Lukas Nelson, the model for Bradley Cooper’s character in A Star Is Born, will be gracing Montauk’s The Surf Lodge stage this summer. For laughter, we offer up Olivia Wilde and her hilarious girl-power film, Booksmart. As for health, we are so committed to a full-circle approach that we’ve enlisted the Wellness Foundation to contribute inspirational tools every issue this summer. Here, they offer a piece about how much mindfulness matters, and later in the summer they’ll be advocating a plant-centric, whole foods diet, physical activity, and social connection.
Elsewhere, we tackle the topic of ocean health, as June 8 is World Oceans Day. And to end the issue, we leave you with a glorious empowered woman, Jennifer Lopez. I gave the superstar her very first cover back in 1999 at Manhattan File. She’s more beautiful now than ever, as she turns 50 this summer. Play on!