March 2010

INSIDE THE MARCH ISSUE… MELANIA, INC. Five years after becoming Mrs. Trump, Melania is re-emerging and taking to the airwaves next month on QVC, where she will sell her line of jewelry and timepieces. Now, women around American can wear pieces by Melania. And you don’t have to be Donald Trumpt to afford them. Written by Janet Allon Photographs by Chloe Crespi Styled by Cricket Burns A NOBLE ENDEAVOR Laura Ross was born for public service and has politics in her blood. When Hillary Clinton asked her to represent the United States as a public delegate to the U.N., Ross was honored to accept. Ross chats with her friend Fleur Harlan, about what it’s like to speak to the General Assembly and why the U.N. still matters. Interview by Fleur Harlan HOUSE PARTY When we threw a party with Douglas Hannant at The Plaza to ring in the new year, the dresses were to die for and the newly christened AVENUE Grey Goose martinis were flowing. Patrick McMullen caught the festivities on film, and Peter Davis Chronicled a night to remember. Written by Peter Davis Photographs by Patrick McMullen CHRONICLES Celebrating some fascinating new books with literary friends. By Debbie Bancroft OLD NEW YORK The stories behind the homes that became the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and the Merchant’s House Museum. By Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel WORLD ACCORDING TO … Celebrity hair stylist John Barrett has felt like a real New Yorker eer since the first time he gave a cabbie painfully precise directions.