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Flipping through Tom Bianchi's Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975-1983, you can almost feel the sun on your back, the sand between your toes, and the pulse of a Donna Summer track blaring from a transistor radio nearby. It's the height of the warm season, and after all these years, the gay mecca of the Eastern seaboard continues to beckon. This month, consider honoring Fire Island in its prime, when it was truly an escape --a haven to be yourself without judgment. Pair some retro-style trunks from Dan Ward or Charlie by Matthew Zink with some classic disco grooves, and let the days drift idly away. Because honey, if life's a beach, this one is a great big, never-ending party.
Market Editor: Michael Cook. Courtesy Tom Bianchi (Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975-1983)