Ripert Smoked Cigars and Swung on a Hammock All Summer

From the apron to the Speedo.

While Le Bernardin was being stripped down and redesigned this August, the bone-tired staff perfected the art of slacking off. Bon Appétit got the deets on the glorious doing-of-nothing, starting with Eric Ripert, who relaxed for the first time in twenty years as a beach bum in Sag Harbor, grilling barefoot and staring into the sunset, which is actually kind of ghetto compared to Maguy Le Coze, who spent the month at her villa on Mustique. [Bon Appétit]