In addition to his new home — which took almost a year to perfect — Klein kept a small apartment closer to the South Beach action on lower Collins Avenue. But he hasn't always been a Florida fan. "Not at all," he admitted. "I used to have a house in Palm Beach, but I had decided I never wanted to be in Florida again. After five or six New York winters, I changed my mind." Klein also has a house in Rio, where he plans to spend the holidays. "I like hearing people speak Spanish," he said. And maybe a little Portuguese, too.
TWINKLE TOES: On Saturday, a fantastical confection of children, candy and costumes took over the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center for the Nutcracker Family Benefit, hosted by the New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet. Organized by chairmen Christy Turlington, Pamela Schein Murphy and Kristen Kennedy Clark and attended by Gwyneth Paltrow, Blythe Danner, Mariska Hargitay, Michael J. Fox, Donna Karan and their families, the benefit raised money for the School of American Ballet's scholarship fund and the NYCB's education and outreach program. "The performance brings you back to a time in your life when everything was enchanting and magical," said Hargitay. Of the benefit's sponsor, Marc Jacobs, Turlington said, "It was only natural for him to be a sponsor. He makes beautiful clothes for kids."