From the Editor: Familiar Faces
Several years ago while visiting my brother in Los Angeles, I asked where all the famous people were. His response: “Everyone thinks that famous people are falling from the trees in L.A. They’re not.”
Turns out that they may not be falling from the trees but they do wait in the valet line just like the rest of us. After a lunch at Shutters in Santa Monica we found ourselves standing next to Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage, Spike Lee and Kevin Spacey, to name a few. (There happened to be a lunch for Academy Awards contenders going on that same day.) I just looked at my brother and smirked. Power Lunch took on a whole new meaning.
It’s always fun to see big personalities in day-to-day life, no matter how accustomed to them we may be. Chances are you’ve seen the four power players featured on this month’s cover strolling down the Avenue, grabbing a cup of coffee or, perhaps, waiting in a valet line. They all call Greenwich home but they also spend a big part of their lives on the national—and in some cases, international—stage. Yet when their hometown magazine came knocking, they made time for us, albeit in-between world business summits, celeb weddings, major league baseball games and pitch meetings.
We are happy to introduce you to Peter Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg; Lara Spencer, coanchor of Good Morning America; Mark Teixeira, Yankees first baseman; and Alex Moazed, twenty-three-year-old founder of Applico, a hot new mobile applications company.
These powerhouses take us inside their individual worlds and open up about how they do what they do and just what makes them so damn good at it.
So the next time you’re waiting for your car, be sure to take a look around. You never know who may be standing behind you.