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Michigan Avenue - 2015 - Issue 8 - Winter - Sandra Lee

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC LAIGNEL (BACCARAT HOTEL); WILLIAM PERUGINI (HELICOPTER); COURTESY OF PARK HYATT NEW YORK (BACK ROOM, FALLING). OPPOSITE PAGE: PATRICK MESSINA BILLIONAIRE'S NY Burch a stylish billionaire, holiday shops at cult favor- ites Kitsuné (212-481-6010; and Opening Ceremony (212-219-2688;, both known for cutting-edge brands. EXPERIENCE For VVIP New York moments, CAA Premium Experience (877-599-1765; can plan everything from a theater evening with a Broadway actor (and post-show visits with cast members) to cooking classes with one of the city's celebrity chefs. GOOD SPORTS Take in the action at the city's newest sporting arena, Barclays Center, in a glam private suite (which can be rented on a nightly or seasonal basis). Loft suites are just 26 rows from all the action on the court. For Islanders' suites, call 844-33-ISLES; for Nets' suites, 855-NETS-TIX; POWER BREAKFAST Make like a boldfacer and snag a window seat at The Regency Bar & Grill (212-339-4050;, a power-crowd favorite owned by the billionaire Tisch family. ULTIMATE BUSINESS LUNCH The Back Room (212-897-2188; is the go-to canteen for international gazillionaires buying eight-figure properties at One57. Try the modern delectables like beet risotto and kale Caesar salad. INSIDER'S SUNDAY DINNER Billionaires who like comfort food, Italian style, head to the Upper East Side and dine at Sette Mezzo (212-472- 0400), which serves almost as a clubhouse for the likes of Leonard Lauder, the Newhouses, and Henry Kravis. CRYSTAL PALACE Order a signature cocktail, like the Hemingway Daiquiri, in the Grand Salon in the Baccarat Hotel (212-790-8800;, a luxe lounge lit by a huge Baccarat chandelier. TIME OUT Tory Burch, one of the city's few female billionaires, likes to meet friends for coffee and artful cappuccinos at Bottega del Vino (212-223-3028; bottega and for pretty sweet treats at Ladurée on Madison Avenue (646-558-3157; COLLECT Gagosian galleries ( on the Upper East Side (212- 744-2313) and in Chelsea (212-741-1111) are perennial meccas for one-tenth-of-one- percenters broadening their art collections. BUY For a sumptuous, pampered retail splurge, head to Bergdorf Goodman (212-872-8757; and enlist a personal shopper to take you through this fabled designer emporium. Aerin Lauder, like LIVING RICH Favorites of the city's most successful denizens (and those who aspire to be). New York is home to more billionaires than any other city on the planet—a whopping 78 men and women who can claim a 10-figure net worth. Even the world's richest man—Bill Gates—keeps a pied-à-terre here, at Trump World Tower. So where do the city's ultimate one- percenters like to dine, shop, and experience New York at its finest? Check out our suggestions below. Day 1 (evening): A driver will whisk you to Marea (marea- or Eleven Madison Park (elevenmadison to sample the exclusive tasting menus, then take you to a VIP table at one of the city's hottest clubs, like Provocateur (provocateur or 1 Oak (1oaknyc .com). Day 2: First enjoy breakfast in bed, then have a bespoke wardrobe consultation from Barneys New York ( or Brioni (, or a lesson on the world's best diamonds from Jacob & Co. ( In the afternoon we'll arrange for a guide to take you to the city's top galleries. After a light supper, you'll have tickets for an incredible performance at Carnegie Hall (carnegie The post-performance cocktail party is an exclusive one—in your suite, where handcrafted cocktails will be designed just for you and your guests. Day 3: Enjoy a Champagne brunch followed by a wine tasting focused on how to enhance your cellar. Then take a helicopter tour of the city, before a car whisks you to Teterboro Airport for a private jet out of the city. ASK THE EXPERT REGENA FALLING, CHIEF CONCIERGE OF THE PARK HYATT NEW YORK—ANCHORED IN POWER TOWER One57—CURATES AN IMPECCABLE WEEKEND. NYC 4 8 hours in MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 115 The ultimate 48 hours in New York could include a private helicopter tour of the city, cocktails at the Baccarat Hotel (INSET LEFT), and lunch at The Back Room at The Park Hyatt (INSET RIGHT).

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