SOCIAL DIARY A day in the nabe unveiling of a Historic Marker for the Henderson Place enclave just three blocks up the avenue; and a post-script to yesterday's Diary about Harry Benson's background and father.
PARTY PICTURES The Annual Christmas Luncheons at Doubles; A kickoff party for Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc; Gilda's Club's 21st Anniversary Benefit Gala; Grand opening of The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We re-visit John touring the beautiful Colonial Revival house built by Theodate Riddle which she designed herself with the consultation of Stanford White.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: "Miss Sloane" Lobbies on the 86th Floor! Also, More on "La La Land."
SOCIAL DIARY New Yorkers learned over the weekend the how's and why's of the city's all-over gridlock; plus reviewing "Harry Benson; Shoot First," the documentary of the great photographer who celebrated his 87th birthday on Friday.
GUEST DIARY No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol in thinking about the sartorial standards of Harry Benson considers today's mainline sartorial choices of men.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Teasing "La La Land" ... Marilyn's Famous "Kennedy Gown" Still Raking in Millions ... Liz and Gerri Hirshey Talk Helen Gurley Brown at The National Arts Club.
SOCIAL DIARY Last night's Cinema Society New York premiere screening of "Harry Benson; Shoot First," at the Beekman Theatre with a big cocktail reception afterwards at the Carlyle.
PARTY PICTURES New York City Ballet's Ashley Bouder With Youth America Grand Prix; The Melanoma Research Foundation's Wings of Hope gala; A culinary and musical gala celebrating Copland House; Pratt Institute's first annual Design Symposium; A cocktail reception hosted by JCS International.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH re-visit President and Chief Executive Officer of Housing Works, Charles King, who lives in a tiny, book-filled guest room within the East 9th Street residence.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: My Night With Damian Lewis! More on Gloria Grahame (and Annette Bening).
PARTY PICTURES Citymeals on Wheels 30th Annual "Power Lunch for Women; The Child Mind Institute's seventh annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner; The Annual Millbrook Hunt Ball; The Fresh Air Fund's Annual Fall Benefit, "Cirque du Fresh Air."
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, Part LXXXVIII. New York downtown was coming alive; the artists hung out first at the Cedar Bar and then Max's Kansas City where all the POP artists spent their time along with movie stars and rock musicians.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Thursday Throw-Down: Dolly Parton ... Michelle Dockery ... Miss Dior, Natalie Portman and the Sound of Janis Joplin!
SOCIAL DIARY The rains came yesterday; UNICEF hosted its annual gala honoring Katy Perry where Hillary made a surprise appearance; Monday night at Donohue's and then Caravaggio; Augustus Mayhew reports from the opening night of Art Miami.
GUEST DIARY Darling Duane Hampton takes her Instagramic interest one step along with NYSD's and here is her first season at the task of fascinating.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Glorious Gloria Grahame — Draped in Sex Appeal! Also — Harry and Gigi Benson Feted in New York ... "The First Noel" Enlivens The Apollo Theater ... Don't Cry For Patti LuPone, Just Put Her on Your Christmas Tree!
PARTY PICTURES The American Friends of Blérancourt's annual Gala dinner; Preservation League of New York State Honors 2016 Pillars of New York; The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's 4th annual Food & Wine Gala; A fundraiser to support Pajama Program; A Palm Beach Celebration for Gil Walsh's New Book.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. With John Foreman we re-visit Onteora Park and a house called Napeenja (now Nehapwa) built for the Roberts familiy of Philadelphia in 1892.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Tuesday's Tossed Salad: Anne Rice ... Tom Hiddleston ... Indira Varma ... Polly Walker ... Billboard's Kevan Kenney ... and how Mariah Carey "festivizes" the holidays (Cleavage and diamonds — everyday's a holiday for Mariah.)
SOCIAL DIARY Holiday weekend over, we get one last look at Paige Peterson's Macy's Thanksiginvg Day Parade photos; plus the story of Fidel Castro's hat that he contributed for a fund-raising auction for an American symphony orchestra.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Isabelle Huppert and Paul Verhoeven Deliver The Year's Most Controversial, Intriguing Film — "Elle."
SOCIAL DIARY Thanksgiving Day in New York and the night before cocktail party at Paige Peterson's overseeing the preparation for the parade; plus a surprise gift that was not so much answered prayer as a surprise wish; And a man of style under an L.A. Freeway, proving many things.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, Part LXXXVII. Back in New York: 1967 was a good year for counterculture satire and that summer in San Francisco would eventually be known as "The Summer of Love!"
HOUSE NYSD HOUSE takes a look back to 2011 and their interview with painter and designer Richard Gillette, who is one of those New Yorkers whose youth belongs to the Patti Smith-Andy Warhol-Chelsea Hotel era.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: The Day After Thanksgiving.
PARTY PICTURES American Museum of Natural History's 2016 Museum Gala; French Heritage Society's Proust Ball at the Plaza. Columbia Psychiatry's 10th Anniversary Dinner Honors Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman.
GUEST DIARY Jill Lynne covers the opening of "Proust's Muse, The Countess Greffulhe" at the FIT Museum, and muses on the dissolution of the Fashion Community in New York.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: More Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Goodies.
ACROSS THE WORLD Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew on the annual convergence underway with the seasons. The King Fling at the Society of the Four Arts; Diana Sightings in Palm Beach; The Los Bird Project at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden; the Patricia Nix Studio, and the history of the Glenn Hodges Building on Worth Avenue.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We re-visit John's tour of Georgian Court, the Lakewood, New Jersey palace of George Jay Gould, which more than 90 years later still has amazing interiors, and carries a tale with it.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: The Great, Late Lee Bailey Talks Can't-Miss Turkey and Pan Gravy.
SOCIAL DIARY Colder, almost snowy autumn night ended the beautiful weekend; a trip to the East Harlem School for a look at a better future and inspiration; then the School's benefit at 583 Park last Thursday night.
PARTY PICTURES 2016 ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon; Hope for Depression Research Foundation's 10th Annual Luncheon Seminar; The launch of the Women's Committee 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Silk Scarf; NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine's annual Cabaret benefit dinner.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: This is what's great about Thanksgiving ...