GUEST DIARY A look back at Delia von Neuschatz's compendium of independent New York City Bookshops. Since its original publication date in 2012, Archivia Books and most recently, Crawford Doyle, are no longer with us. Part 1 of 3.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We re-visit with John Foreman, the Greene and Greene house in Pasadena, the greatest Craftsman style house in America and one of the greatest architectural treasures of this country.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Liz, Michael, Marlon — Urban Myth or Big Fat Lie? Also — The Goods Works of the Versailles Foundation.
SOCIAL DIARY A quiet January winter weekend in New York with some snow, some sunshine; and reviewing some thoughts about the man for whom the day is memorialized.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Remembering the assassinated civil rights leader's message of peace and hope and equality for all.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful winter's day albeit snowless in New York, looking through my Diary notes for some insiration and finding via Brooklyn and Truman Capote in youth.
HOUSE NYSD House goes to Sunnyside, Queens to visit decorator Brett Leemkuil and revel in the wonderful theatricality of his studio apartment.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Finally, Friday! — "Sweeney Todd" and "Dear World" Return ... Cyndi Lauper's "Austin City Limits." Also, Happy Danes Are Here Again, and is there a "La La Land" Backlash?
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York XCIV. Bob rides the subway downtown with sketchbook, heads to Max's Kansas City where the New Age met Downtown.
SOCIAL HISTORY Augustus Mayhew takes a good, beautiful look at the works of architect Howard Major, a leading advocate for American-based classical building style. Controversial and very successful.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Vanity Fair Uncovers "Suzy" and Chris Pratt. Also — The Big Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party, and will TNT allow Michelle Dockery more "Good Behavior"?
SOCIAL DIARY Looking out from the cold, grey days of January to next month's New York Botanical Garden's beautiful Orchid Dinner to launch the new season.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Seth Sikes, Melinda Hughes, Michael Griffiths — Cabaret Blooms In Wintry Manhattan. Also, Tyne Daly Honored ... "Food City" Overcrowded With Brilliance ... Rex Reed, still Observing, now online.
SOCIAL DIARY January cold, now snowless after the weekend storm. Looking at the upcoming auction on Wednesday at Doyle of the estate of Nelson Doubleday Jr.; a treasure trove of art, furniture, collections and rare books.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We re-visit John Foreman's tour of a 20,000-square-foot mansion built in Pasadena in 1930 by a tobacco heiress and her husband, John Craven.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Meryl Streep Polishes The Golden Globes and Dares NOT to Speak that name! Also — the rest of the GGs' Good, Bad and Ugly (Sorry About That Dress, Nicole, and Your Speech, Tom Hiddleston, etc ...)
SOCIAL DIARY Cold, snowy winter weekend in New York. The debut of "Bright Lights," the documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. A winner.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Good Books ... Star Babies ... Jazz Ladies ... Doomed Lovers. And Dustin Hoffman as Giovanni de Medici. (Ratso Rizzo takes the bus to Florence!)
PARTY PICTURES 62nd International Debutante Ball and dinner dance; The Animal Medical Center's annual Top Dog Gala; Volunteers of America-Greater New York's Winter's Eve Gala; Hearth & Earth Luncheon to benefit the Jay Heritage Center.
TRAVEL Sharon Hoge visits Sicily: Traveling with a Princess to benefit a Queen, the American Friends of Versailles spent a week on a Royal Tour of Sicily.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Robert Wagner's Women — In The Movies and In Real/Reel Life.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part XCIII. The boy's in New York and doing what New York is great for: getting around — sketchbook under his arm and the city bursting with life.
GUEST DIARY Head Butler's Jesse Kornbluth reviews in his intimate way the new book by Twyla Tharp, "The Creative Habit," about work, hard work, not a subject that you'd think would lift you, but this will ...
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Thursday's Tumble — "Nutshell," A Unique Thriller ... More Debbie ... "Mrs. Warren's Profession" ... Eighties Music Stars Gather ... Judy Collins Loves Sondheim.
SOCIAL DIARY The final chapter and the summing up of the amazing life of an all-American girl in the movies.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Wednesday Rap: Yoko Ono ... Anna Gunn/Skyler White ... Kim Cattrall's "Sensitive Skin" ... "Versailles" ... and (my new hero) Pharrell!!