Letter From the Editor: Winter 2018

By Samantha Yanks | January 2, 2018 | People

The latest from Samantha Yanks.


Celebrating Jewel Walk’s bat mitzvah with my husband, David, and our daughter, Sadie; cohosting Jimmy Choo’s East Hampton reception with Molly Sims and Jimmy Choo USA President Tonia Steck; with Joe and Kevin Jonas celebrating Joe’s Gotham cover.

The return of the Grammy Awards to New York marks a moment for music this year—it’s the 60th anniversary of the awards show and the 50th anniversary of Madison Square Garden, where the show will be taking place. Milestones abound in this issue, but there is also a considerable amount of firsts. Stephanie Watine Arnault launches Clos19, LVMH’s innovative retail concept that provides hyper-luxe experiences; Joël Robuchon opens L’Atelier in the Meatpacking District; Rande Gerber and George Clooney launch a new mezcal in their Casamigos brand; Rescue Spa opens an epically beautiful Flatiron location incorporating a fireplace mantel formerly owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis into the décor; Tiffany & Co. opens a spot to actually have breakfast at Tiffany’s called the Blue Box Café. Models are proving that it’s not enough to strut down the runway, as Gigi Hadid launches a collection with Maybelline, Claudia Schiffer releases her own makeup line, and Stephanie Seymour and Elle Macpherson debut chic and cheeky lingerie. Plus, Aerin Lauder launches a new fragrance, and in our new Sightseeing section, we take you along on our travels to Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hill Country, just outside of Atlanta.


At Neiman Marcus Chicago with DVF’s Creative Director Jonathan Saunders after our interview.

As you delve into this issue, be sure to explore our culinary piece on the hottest dishes in New York right now, where we highlight the must-know chefs and the essential reservations to book. And, of course, read all about Alison Brie, whose two upcoming performances are already winning her accolades. She’ll star in The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg, about a cover-up that spanned four presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalists and government, as well as GLOW, a new Netflix series about a crew of misfit female wrestlers. Enjoy the issue!

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