Cynthia Rowley Is One Happy Clam

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Cynthia Rowley, a Montauker in summer, just got herself a clamming license. At a party in Chelsea this week, the designer whipped out her pink laminated clamming card when the conversation turned to mollusks. “I’m just trying to work out what I am — a musseler, a mussel hunter?” she said, admiring the card. “I got mine mostly for mussels that you get by snorkeling around piers in Montauk.” Rumor has it, she mollusk-hunts near a tasty new restaurant which just so happens to serve spaghetti with clams and chorizo.

“Clamming is easy, but a little too geriatric for me,” added Rowley, who is a dedicated surfer and beach enthusiast. “You just wade in shallow water and feel for them with your toes. That’s the part that sorta grosses me out.”

Cynthia Rowley Is One Happy Clam