The Last Hurrah

In case you missed them, here are the top summer travel stories of the week.

Antwaun North Africa

Tales from North Africa Tangier, Morocco, has beaches that sit on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, access to Spain by Ferry, and a history of being a playground for Hollywood stars in the ‘50s like Rock Hudson and Rita Hayworth. But it’s the white city’s burgeoning culture scene, that combines film, art, and music, that brought writer Antwaun Sargent there this summer.

Jenni Kayne Hits Ojai Tag along on the Los Angeles fashion designer’s vacation to Ojai, California—full of shopping and stylish sightseeing.

It’s All Greek to Her W’s photographer on the scene captures what happens when the art world invades the isle of Hydra.

At the Beach with Orlebar Brown The swimwear designer Adam Brown reveals the source of his inspiration.

They Love New York This summer, like most summers, New Yorkers got the hell out of Dodge, fleeing the city for Mykonos and Montauk. So if you’re having trouble gearing up for fashion week, these photographers will help you fall back in love with the city.

It’s All Greek to Her

German yacht PARASITA moored in Hydra. Subtlety was never their strongest suit.

Cecily Brown walking from her stunning show of drawings at Pauline Karpidas’s gallery to her celebration dinner, flanked by force majeur gallerists Michelle Maccarone and Sadie Coles.

How to look at art.

Rachel Feinstein tells Juergen Teller in graphic detail about new research that reveals the actual size of the human clitoris.

Johnnie Shand-Kydd channeling Faye Dunaway in The Eyes of Laura Mars as he snaps Robin Vousden and Pauline Karpidas. When I do that I need an ambulance.

There are no cars on Hydra so this counts as a major collision.

Dimitrios Antonitsis and Jane Kaplowitz. These pimps be dominating the West Coast of Hydra. And my heart.

Oh no! Has the Fashion Fairy abandoned Ricky Clifton? He appears oblivious of the shock on Brice Marden and Hanna Liden’s faces.

The art world can be brutal. This was Ricky the next morning.

Jane snaps me and Dimitri.

A Rachel moment.

The divine Clarissa Dalrymple at Cecily’s show.

Cecily and friend.

Currins Sr. and Jr. discussing the importance of gingham and how to wear it well. One button wrong and you won’t know why, but your life will just change slowly until you look down and you are wearing a dirty purple fleece onesie, huffing glue in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.

Francis Currin and Finbar Craig-Martin. Finbar is showing his idea of matching—red spikes on Bowie’s hair, red spikes on star pants, and red spikes on pineapple socks. If Francis is at the Taco Bell, he can holler over to Finbar, who will be next door in the parking lot of IHOP doing bath salts in my old Hermès bathrobe.

Cecily Brown and Nicolai Ourrossoff regard Pauline Karpidas as she offers a toast to Cecily, her guest artist of 2015. Each year her speech ends with a passionate entreaty from the Book of Pauline: “DARLINGS!! LOOK AT US! ARENT WE ALL SO FORTUNATE? LIFE IS SO SHORT, ISN’T IT DARLINGS? SO ENJOY IT, ENJOY IT WHILE YOUR’E YOUNG DARLINGS!! BUT DON’T SMILE OR CRY TOO MUCH, OR YOU’LL GET THOSE HORRID LITTLE LINES…”

Cecily graciously thanks Pauline and everyone there with a speech of her own, somehow neglecting to mention looming death, or the worst fate of all: wrinkles.

Beauty Stephanie Hale and the Fire Eater, who was serving Neolithic Fun Fur Brazilian Flame Artiste.

Michelle and John agree: It is better to be the tea-baggee.

Goat peeved. Not invited this year. Last year he brought the other Mrs. K …

Me, Helen Marden, Hanna Liden, and Ricky Clifton. Photo credit: Jane Kaplowitz.

White linen tribe? No, I don’t care how hot it is. Just wear a thong and an important jewel. No excuses.

Is that a Rob Pruitt in your knickers, or are you just happy to see me?

Nicolai Ourrossoff, the Fire Eater, and Stefania Bortolami. I think they just fixed Europe.

Cat says, “Not this fucking art party again.”

Friday Night Fashion in the Port Report: Weave: check Spray tan: check

Eyebrow threading: check The new MAC industrial strength face creosote, as worn by Donald Trump (Shade: Kung Pao Chicken): check The new MAC industrial strength lipliner, as worn by Caitlyn Jenner (Shade: Slapped With a Salmon): check Tattoo that says, Renounce your ego and find your aura, for without self-love there is no love at all: check Outfit that says, Why is there a donkey in the bed? When did Terry Richardson get here?: check Less fit BFF with Samsung phone: check

According to today’s Flaccid & Firm Index, there is tentative confidence as a result of Greece’s last minute deal to keep the euro.

How to turn a Soutine into a Bacon.

The hand of jeweler Elena Votsi. Her shop is the size of a chicken coop. From this coop, strange jewels are hatched, each one unique. Try on a ring, but beware—you are now exposed to the virus. I call this “Getting Votsi’d.” Her other hand, she leaves completely bare. Money doesn’t just count itself, you know.

Is it just me, or is Jesus eyeing that meat hook longingly?