February 2013

INSIDE THE FEBRUARY ISSUE…

AVENUEinsiderSHARPE AS A TACK Interior Designer Meg Sharpe talks about her recent collaboration with restaurateur John DeLucie to create Bill’s, New York’s next “it” spot. By Suzanne Weinstock Klein, Photographs by Keith Major CLUBLAND New York nightlife is all about exclusivity, and it’s been that way since the 1800s. Here’s proof. By Bob Morris LITTLE BLACK BOOK In-the-know New Yorkers, like Padma Lakshmi, Suzanne Johnson, and Dee Hilfiger, reveal their favorite places to shop, eat, getaway and more. Intro by Megan Wood BUILDING NEW YORK Margaret Streicker Porres used to play with Legos. Today, she’s running companies and fixing historic buildings in New York City. By Haley Friedlich CHRONICLES The Kennedys and Hollywood collide at the ‘Ripple of Hope’ dinner. By Debbie Bancroft OBJECTS OF DESIRE Fun valentine gift ideas for that special someone— or yourself. By Casey Brooks UNREAL ESTATE What’s wrong and what’s right with the past, present and future of River House. By Michael Gross COCKTAIL ON THE AVENUE Sharing a drink downtown with the McLaughlin brothers in their new restaurant, the Grey Lady. By Daisy Prince JEWELRY BOX Even queens need to know the time. By Haley Friedlich POSTCARDS FROM… What could be more fun than an escape to Paris with restaurateur Michael McCarty? Bringing Bette Midler along. Introduction by Haley Friedlich SOCIAL SAFARI Hitting the slopes with European royalty. By R. Couri Hay WORLD ACCORDING TO… Celebrated clubowners Scott Sartiano and Richie Akiva give us a taste of their New York City. Introduction by Nicole Karlis ON THE AVENUE The best parties from the past month: gardens, lingerie, cinema and more. ARTS CALENDAR A look at what’s on view at auction houses, galleries and museums this month.