As you know, Celebrated Weekend is American Way’s signature cover feature in which A-list celebrities take us on an insider’s tour of their favorite cities. It’s been a hit with readers for years, and the star-studded roster reads like a who’s who of Hollywood. The biggest names around have clued us in to their top hotels, restaurants, and hangouts — both high-dollar and hole-in-the-wall, domestic and international. They tell you what to do, where to go, and what to order when you get there.

Matthew McConaughey’s Austin. Jamie Lee Curtis’ Los Angeles. Ben Affleck’s Boston. Debra Messing’s New York. Hugh Grant’s London. These are just a few of the nearly two dozen featured in American Way in the last 12 months. We’ve compiled in this special issue, for the first time ever, an entire year’s worth of Celebrated Weekend stories. Since we publish twice a month, it’s an impressive collection, offering a look back at every celebrity featured in our pages in 2002.

Though most are actors, you’ll also find singers and sports stars and supermodels. Consider Jimmy Buffett’s Caribbean, Natalie Imbruglia’s Sydney, or Enrique Iglesias’ Miami. Sports fans will enjoy Emmitt Smith’s Dallas, Sergio Garcia’s Madrid, Kurt Warner’s St. Louis, or Chris Berman’s Maui. The list goes on. And while we only had room to excerpt the 23 features, you’ll find them all in their entirety in our online archive.

This special issue is a fun look back at a year of American Way, and we hope it serves as an in-the-know resource for your future travel plans. Which one is your favorite? Any city or celebrity you’d like to see in 2003? Let us know at editor@americanwaymag.com.

ELAINE SRNKA
Editor