February 2012

INSIDE THE FEBRUARY ISSUE… AVENUEinsiderTHE SEXY GIRL NEXT DOOR Texas-born beauty and supermodel Julie Henderson talks about what she likes to wear, her entrepreneurial plans, and where she goes when she goes out at night . . . sometimes on the arm of her oh-so-private beau Alejandro Santo Domingo. By Kristian Laliberte Photographs By Juan Algarin NEIGHBORHOOD SECRETS Tory Burch, Chris Benz, Lela Rose, Jayma Cardoso, Miguelina Gambaccini, David Rabin and Ami James offer guided tours and choice spots in the neighborhoods they call home. PASSING THE TASTE TEST New York’s celebrity chefs Alain Ducasse, David Chang, Charlie Palmer and others dish about there they go when they dine out. We’ll have whatever they’re having . . . CHRONICLES Winter has its benefits. Honoring the arts and the cuisine of France with Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson and other Francophiles, and screening W.E. with Madonna. By Debbie Bancroft BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG PARTY Chasing down leading ladies of the current cinema: Glenn Close and Meryl Streep. By Carson Griffith KKB’S INSPIRATIONS Guest editor Kelly Killoren Bensimon obsesses over Marc Jacobs’ shoes, gets inspired by Toys for Boys, and visits with Haute Hippie designer Trish Wescoat Pound. By Kelly Killoren Bensimon SCANDAL The story of Henrietta Hartford who married a prince, but very nearly did not get her royal title. By Kristina Monllos WORLD ACCORDING TO . . . Hotelier Vikram Chatwal talks about his most embarrassing New York moments and what he loves about this town. ON THE AVENUE The best parties of the month. ARTS CALENDAR What’s on view at galleries and museums.