“I got here to New York in 1981 on Valentine’s Day for a love affair — and I fell in love with New York!” says Susanne Bartsch, the Swiss-born vogue icon and celebration hostess typically hailed because the Queen of the Evening. Her Bartschland Follies reveals on the McKittrick Lodge begin at round midnight on Fridays, so Bartsch, 66, tries to sleep in when she will. The longtime resident of the Chelsea Lodge, the place she lives with Bailey, 23, her son along with her husband, health club proprietor David Barton, tells BARBARA HOFFMAN the place you’ll discover her after she wakes up.
I really like going to TMPL, my husband’s health club — and sure, I get free admission! They’ve a saltwater pool however I like figuring out with weights, I get actually quick outcomes. If I put on a revealing look, it’s an on the spot toner. Typically I spend two hours there, typically 20 minutes.
Then I’m going to flea markets. I actually take pleasure in strolling and searching round, by no means figuring out what [I’ll] discover. Those in Manhattan are disappearing, so currently I’m going to the Brooklyn Flea in Dumbo. I like mixing new and previous, and I’m all the time in search of ’70s boots and something that goes with my trendy stuff.
On weekends I’m going wig purchasing. There’s a spot on Sixth Avenue, Kikko USA Imports, the place there’s a wig I name “The Babe”: It has plenty of hair you may make [other] wigs out of. Typically I see an awesome bob and add to it. Usually, I’m going for darkish hair, however relying on what work I do, I’m going blond, or cotton-candy pink.
I really like Italian meals, and I wish to go eat at my pal Giuseppe Delpiano’s place in Gramercy, Novita. They’ve a tremendous gazpacho with crabmeat and all their pastas are flawless. Giuseppe makes individuals really feel so particular — I all the time say he must be mayor of New York Metropolis. I all the time really feel like I’m at somebody’s residence somewhat than at a restaurant.
After an evening out, the Customary Grill is nice for a late snack. I really like hanging out within the banquettes and consuming considered one of my favourite meals — French fries! Typically I’ll have an omelet to go along with it.
Clubbing isn’t the best factor to do anymore. I feel it’s higher in Brooklyn. There’s a membership known as Elsewhere in Bushwick that has live shows and events, and the roof is opening there quickly. I really like dancing — it’s like meditation for me. It’s the one time individuals put away their cellphones and are within the second, feeling and uniting to the beat. I reside for it.
You’re solely as previous as who you sleep with. For now, since I’m not sleeping with anybody, I’m ageless!