Medium_march March 2009

Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Publisher
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Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet has changed the face of online retail.


Yearning for hassle-free sample-sale shopping? Find it online at the latest trend, Gilt Groupe.


Power Mixologist


Power Revival


Power Designer


Power Director





Designer Shoshanna Gruss, known for her size-mixable swimsuits, is a class act—and the class mom, too.


The late Stephen Sprouse and his iconic, instantly recognizable looks had a resounding impact on the world—and on me.


Vital Voices Democracy Initiative celebrates all that women have achieved—and have yet to achieve.


The arts-and-crafts look goes upscale in the season’s chicest mixed-media pieces.


Gingham isn’t just for picnics anymore.


Nili Lotan, a veteran of fashion companies like Nautica and Ralph Lauren, has worked with a wide range of women’s styles. In her designs, seemingly opposing life experiences—being a fashion student in Tel Aviv and serving two years in the Israeli Air Forc


Safari-inspired styles channel the Serengeti.


Go back to the future in sleek silver.


Deco-inspired jewels add a dash of geometry.


This spring, pinks and purples are all the rage— especially when it comes to time.











A few trends you won’t want to miss this season.


Delight your new arrival with some springtime treasures.


Racy pinks, rich browns, and flashes of green come together to create spring’s freshest face.


New eyelashes, new hair products, new fragrances— say goodbye to the old and hello to the new treats in beauty.


Lighten your living space with shiny, happy furnishings.


Accessories guru Steve Madden’s spring collection offers sophisticated staples while retaining its renowned youthful energy.


Circa’s Chris Del Gatto and David Cornstein meld their personal and professional relationship to fashion a stunning company


Claremont Prepatory School gets its kids ready for anything


Why make spa visits an infrequent treat when you can own a piece of the relaxed lifestyle all year long?


Nightclub impresario Mark Baker takes us on an all-access “behind the velvet rope” tour of his late-night hot spot, the ultra-lounge known as Mansion.


During difficult times, keeping your calm— not to mention your perspective—is essential. Renowned psychotherapist and author Sheenah Hankin tells us how.


From Gansevoort to 20th Street, we look at the building boom along the park.


Transformed over the past decade by an infusion of youth and creative energy, Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood is a buzzing artsy enclave just swimming distance from Manhattan. (Not that we’d recommend trying.)


From skin and spas to responsible travel, there isn’t a corner of your life that can’t be made more eco-friendly.


Quite common in India, a pink and orange palette feels fresh and new right here in NYC. So follow design maven Madeline Weinrib’s advice and spice up your home with these favorite items for spring.


With brand-new in-building concierge services, business offi ces are well taken care of—and that’s just the way they like it.


Is an adventurous couple straying too far with their favorite burlesque queen, or just far enough to keep things interesting? Let’s find out!


Economic turmoil! Global instability! With so much up for grabs, at least you can depend on these new Gotham eateries for a decent meal—and then some.


Steak Frites serves a satisfying meal by any measure.


At Soho’s Tailor, Eben Freeman and Sam Mason add some science to your cocktail.


Spain’s Rioja region boasts architectural tours de force and luxe lodgings. Its true calling card, however, is supple, well-priced, ready-to-drink red wines.


You sometimes mix business with pleasure, so why not form with function?


Fashion giant Giorgio Armani plants his newest—and largest—boutique in our fair city, complete with exclusive Fifth Avenue goodies.


Renowned craftsman Frank Carfaro leads the pack in home-design trends with Desiron, his ultrachic line of furnishings.


Feast your eyes this month on a world of vibrant artwork, Japanese animation, haute couture, and… house dresses?


Zoë Heller’s marvelously realized new book, The Believers, dissects a hyperliberal New York family whose true identity oozes out as its convictions are put to the test.


Get your house in order by visiting some of New York’s chicest interior shops.


A well-designed lighting scheme perfectly accents any decorative motif. Whether you’re in the market for residential, event, corporate, or beyond, we found the city’s best custom-design firms.


Excitement abounds as the stars get fired up.








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