With Summer fading quickly here on the East coast, I was happy to receive a little dose of Summer love with the Second issue of The Usual, beautifully produced by my friend Yasha and her partner Emily. The Usual is a seasonal "love letter to Montauk", focusing on the people and places that make the easternmost tip of Long Island so special. Issue #2 includes features on Rogan and Matterhorn, a photo essay by Rachel Chandler, and interviews with Savannah Buffet, Tom Curren, and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Contributors include photographer Will Adler, Seth Herzog, and Ken Miller.
The Usual is available in New York at Cafe Colette, Saturday's Surf, Tommy Guns Salon, Hotel Del Mano, The Smile, Fat Radish, Rogan, and Indochine; in Montauk at Ruschmeyer's, the Surf Lodge.