September 2010

INSIDE THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE… WOWED BY SUSAN The multi-talented Susan Fales-Hill has published her first novel, One Flight Up, about four diverse New York City women, their friendships, marriages and affairs. Here, the woman everyone likes and wants to be talks frankly about the inspiration behind her book, and growing up bi-racial. Written by Bettina Zilkha Photographs by Stephen Elledge Styled by Cricket Burns REALITY TV’S NEW KING Bravo’s Andy Cohen has the Midas touch with the “Real Housewives” franchise frenzy and his “Watch What Happens Live” talk show. When the house lights dim and the cameras go off, he’s always at the nexus of fabulousness. Written by Peter Davis MANHATTAN PRIVATE Famous alums, uniform rules and funny memories from inside 15 of the city’s top day schools. Written by Peter Davis Illustrations by Edson Alves and Justin Winslow CHRONICLES Summer season highlights. By Peter Davis PYTs The Twelve screening and celebrating Nina Freudenberger’s success. By Peter Davis OBJECTS OF DESIRE Glittering gold and ’50s retro chic. By Cricket Burns BOOKS The story of one of international cafĂ© society’s most flamboyant figures. By E. F. Ulmann OLD NEW YORK Upper West Side landmarks in luxury living: The Dakota and The Apthorp. By Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel THE WORLD ACCORDING TO . . . Fern Mallis on her favorite restaurants and indelible New York moments.