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.