July 2010

INSIDE THE JULY ISSUE… CROWN JEWEL Countess Nathalie von Bismarck is not your everday German noble. The Canadian-born wife of Carl-Eduard von Bismarck is a designer, entrepreneur, author and mother of the next Prince. In this issue, she talks about her courtship with Carl, conversations with world leaders and an unexpected lesson in compassion. Written by Janet Allon Photographs by Gilles Bensimon Styled by Cricket Burns YES SHE CANNES! Movie publicist extraordinaire Peggy Siegal takes her annual trip to the French Riviera for the Cannes International Film Festival where she mixes it up with the cast of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Mick Jagger and 40-year-old Naomi Campbell. Written by Peggy Siegal With photographs by Peggy Siegal and Others REALTY SUCCESS STORY Kathryn Korte, president and C.E.O. of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. reflects on her company and her contributions to it. CHRONICLES Frantic socializing before summer and a well-deserved rest for aching feet. By Debbie Bancroft PYTs Celebrating opera legends like Pl├ícido Domingo and haute couture with hot young designers. Only in New York… By Peter Davis OBJECTS OF DESIRE Asian inspirations and neon dreams. By Cricket Burns SUMMER READS New books from some of our favorite writers, including Danielle Ganek, Alexandra Lebenthal, Susan Fales-Hill and Christina Oxenberg. By E.F. Ulmann OLD NEW YORK Skyscraper originals: The Woolworth Building and the Bryant Park Hotel. By Barbaralee Diamondstein-Spielvogel WORLD ACCORDING TO… Artist Ross Bleckner