July 2012

INSIDE THE JULY ISSUE…

AVENUEinsiderTHE JOY OF COOKING
Manhattan’s most celebrated chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, talks to Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi to chat about growing up in the South of France, his restaurant empire and his passion for healthy, beautiful food.
Interview by Padma Lakshmi, Photographs by Anna Wolf

A FEAST OUT EAST
Move over Manhattan! The Hamptons are running wild with all-star chefs from every borough. From Montauk to Amagansett, we take a look at what’s cooking shore-side.
By Amy Michelle Smith

DO THE CANNES-CANNES
Jet-setting film fanatic Peggy Siegal takes us on her annual pilgrimage to the Cannes Film Festival, rubbing elbows with the likes of Brad Pitt, Alex Baldwin, Harvey Weinstein and Robert DeNiro.
By Peggy Siegal

THE POLITICAL RAINMAKERS
New Yorkers making waves in the fund race.
By Haley Friedlich

SUMMER READS
A roundup of the season’s hottest beach reads to get you through the balmy months.
By Haley Friedlich

FINANCIAL ROUNDTABLE
Top wealth experts talk.

CHRONICLES
Great jokes with Bill Maher, great party with Perri Peltz and fighting the good fight against cancer and mental illness.
By Debbie Bancroft

OBJECTS OF DESIRE
Get ready for the 2012 Summer Olympics in these gilded goodies.
By Amy Michelle Smith

UNREAL ESTATE
A quarter of the apartment of the late Nelson A. Rockefeller is for sale and loaded with American history and lore.
By Michael Gross

SCANDAL SHEET
Julia Gardiner made waves when she fell into the arms of the former leader of the free world, President John Tyler.
By Mara Siegler

THE WHISPERER
Warburg’s Fred Peters reveals his secrets to success.
By Wendy Maitland

SOCIAL SAFARI
The Bushes, the Laurens and Bill Clinton celebrate FEED, Jay McInerney’s new book party, and more high society soirees.
By R. Couri Hay

WORLD ACCORDING TO…
Alice + Olivia founder and CEO and queen of the cocktail dress, Stacey Bendet, talks Hamptons, hubbies and all things fashion.

ON THE AVENUE
The best parties of the month.

ARTS CALENDAR
Expanded listings of what’s on view at auction houses, galleries and museums.