New York Rangers renaissance man Sean Avery and Bravo executive vice-president and Watch What Happens host Andy Cohen were in fine form at the Gilt Man dinner on Wednesday:
How do you guys know each other?
Cohen: How do we know each other? Just from ...
Avery: ... The scene.
Cohen: ... Out. We met in the Hamptons. We're brothers from another mother.
Is that how it feels?
You instantly bonded?
Avery: We're on our second date, actually.
Avery: We were at the New York Rangers casino night last night.
Cohen: Oh, last night. So this is our second date in a week. It's been many dates.
Sean, what are your future plans in fashion?
Avery: I'm actually not that involved as far as the fashion world goes as much as I was. I'm opening a new restaurant next door to Odeon, in Tribeca. In that pink townhouse right next door to Odeon. It's call Tiny's. I've kind of transferred my love of design and beauty into this restaurant. In my opinion it's the best-looking restaurant downtown.
Do you miss the fashion world?
Avery: Uh ... no. I still do fun things. To be honest with you, there's no money in it. It's a tough business. So I can just love it and admire it and have it for myself without having to worry about it from a business standpoint.
Do you keep in touch with Anna?
Avery: I still see all the Voguettes all over town, and they're doing great things. They just did a piece with Amar'e Stoudemire that I saw them shoot that should be really cool. So it's all good.
Does Anna ever give you fashion tips?
Cohen: He doesn't need fashion tips!
Avery: Yeah. Andy Cohen said that!