Not everything has moved to Lincoln Center for Fashion Week. Last Wednesday, Anna Wintour and Ralph Lauren ate lunch together right here at the Four Seasons Restaurant. Just the two of them! Harvey Weinstein was here last week, too, eating with a banker. And he kept the banker waiting, which must mean he is important, Read More
The Lunch CROWD
I promise you, Hank Aaron had never been so surprised in his life. On Saturday night, his wife, Billye, threw the Hall of Famer a surprise 77th birthday party for about 35 people in the Pool Room. Mr. Aaron was so surprised, in fact, that he thought the Secret Service who were standing outside for Read More
Mike Ovitz was telling a group of people at the Grill on Thursday about the $30 Air Jordans he bought me for Christmas. “Julian,” he says, “I actually meant to buy you Prada shoes, just like my shoes that you approve of. But I called Prada myself and they said, ‘I’m very sorry, Mr. Ovitz. Read More
Michael Ovitz sent me a beautiful pair of shoes for Christmas. They’re Michael Jordan basketball shoes, but the best part is he left the price tag on–$29.99! The only thing he got right was the size: 12.
I think he gave them to me because I always make fun of his shoes. They aren’t Michael Read More
On Monday, everyone was asking me, “What is Alex Rodriguez doing with Sandy Weill?” And I told them the truth, “I don’t know!” But the Yankee was eating lunch with Mr. Weill, so they must have something to talk about! At another table Peggy Siegel had her annual Christmas lunch with about 10 people, including Read More
This was the week of white truffles. I don’t know why, but everyone was ordering white truffles. It’s too busy to eat! People are celebrating like there’s no tomorrow. And there’s been a lot of gossip going on. Business, personal, everything!
Pete Peterson returned from Florida early because he couldn’t find a purveyor of his Read More
The arrival of the holidays tends to lighten the mood of the dealmakers who call the Four Seasons home.
Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving with a $150-a-plate (ooh la la!) meal that attracted a celebratory crowd of about 600 people. We sold more white truffles, more caviar that day than any other day of the Read More
Who needs CNBC with all the action that’s been going on in the Grill Room over the last week? It’s more interesting to watch the news happen in real time in the Four Seasons–especially when Adriana stops in.
Wall Street was the talk of the restaurant in the last week, as bankers and dealmakers showed Read More
I don’t really care about politics. So boring. What I care about is causing a stir and creating a place for people to let their hair down and have a good time, and for that this week I have the Republicans to thank.
The Republicans have always been sidelined in this city, but they came Read More