December 2012

INSIDE THE DECEMBER ISSUE…

AVENUEinsiderFROM THE HEART Activist, model and heiress Amanda Hearst fills AVENUE in on her most beloved passion: puppies. Plus, how the number one man in her life, Finn, inspired her to get involved with the humane society. By Alexandria Symonds, Photographs by Carlos Ruiz MOST TALKED ABOUT…2012 A round up of New York City’s biggest headlines—and headliners—of 2012: Nora Ephron, Kristen Gillibrand, Katie Holmes, David Koch, John Paulson and more. BACHELORS A field guide to Manhattan’s most eligible men including nightlife connoisseur André Balazs and ‘tech titan’ Josh Kushner—just to name a few wild cards. DEVELOPERS William and Arthur Zeckendorf show us their newest luxury materpiece. By Haley Friedlich CHRONICLES It was a night of chatter and champagne at the 64th Annual Boys Club Fall Dance. By Debbie Bancroft LUXE LAST-MINUTE GIFT GUIDE A guide on what to buy for everyone from your loved ones to your colleagues for this holiday season. By Casey Brooks COCKTAIL ON THE AVENUE Chatting with über-party planner Bronson van Wyck. By Daisy Prince JEWELRY BOX Husband and wife Lisa and David Klein of Leviev give us an inside look into their luxurious lives—and jewels. CHANEL celebrates 80 years of fine jewelry. Leview by Janet Allon POSTCARDS FROM… Furniture designer Michael Aram takes us on a tour throughout the breathtaking Italian coasts. Introduction by Haley Friedlich SOCIAL SAFARI New Yorkers flock to the Hearst Castle for its annual soirée, put on their best costumes for a masquerade at Doubles and clink glasses at the 30th Anniversary of the Princess Grace Foundation. By R. Couri Hay WORLD ACCORDING TO… NY1 morning co-host and New York journalist Pat Kiernan tells us his most memorable moment from covering Hurricane Sandy, when he first felt like a real New Yorker and more. Introduction by Nicole Karlis ON THE AVENUE The best parties from the past month: store openings, art benefits, and more. ARTS CALENDAR A look at what’s on view at auction houses, galleries, museums and art fairs this month.