SOCIAL DIARY Very warm and humid weekend in New York, with the big Global Citizen Festival with 60,000 attending, plus the marriage of Betsy Gotbaum and Peter A. Lewis in France; and the winners of the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award.
PARTY PICTURES The New York Philharmonic's 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert; Book Launch for Mark Fleischman, former Studio 54 owner; Hope – the Uplifting Fragrance Launch Luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Down East Diary. Our man in south Florida, Augustus Mayhew, is up north in Maine and Mount Desert Island visiting the great gardens of the Savage and Rockefeller families, staying in Northeast Harbor. Heavenly.
SOCIAL DIARY A lunch at Michael's with best-selling author Meryl Gordon whose biography of Bunny Mellon has just been published; plus a dinner at the White House with President and Mrs. Trump for The White House Historical Association.
SOCIAL HISTORY A SoHo story. The life of Nikola Tesla, a Croatian immigrant who came to this country at the end of the 19th century whose genius left a legacy identifed with other "geniuses," and lived and worked on his experiments and discoveries in SoHo.
Sian, Lesley, and JH revisit Interior designer Richard Mervis in his extraordinary apartment, a renovated Upper East Side duplex that took years of planning and patience to complete.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part CXXVIII. It's 1968 in New York. RFK is dead, the War in Viet Nam continues; the talk is politics, with hope always in the wings, with Bob taking in the scenes on his sketchbook.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: Thursday's Tossed Salad: George Clooney ... Wanda Jackson ... Betty Buckley ... and Judy Garland, Actress.
SOCIAL DIARY Rainy-ish overcast day, midtown UN-ed out, and thinking about Diana Vreeland after seeing the Manolo doc last week.
A cocktail reception hosted by Jackie Weld Drake to kick off the annual Casita Maria dinner dance; J.McLaughlin celebrated fall and their Upper East Side roots at Lexington Ave Flagship event; A kick-off event for The Actors Fund's Career Transition For Dancers Jubiliee Gala.
SOCIAL DIARY The town's around. Yesterday lunch at Sette Mezzo with Jeannette Watson Sanger who has written a memoir; a cocktail party for Elizabeth Peabody who is being honored at Casita this year; and Guild Hall's reading of "the Descent of the Dolls."
HOUSE Big Old Houses. A look back at John Foreman's visit to "Hathaway," the Macy Family's Catskill lodge built in the last part of the 19th century, and viewed with John's uneerring eye and architectural and social history.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: Better to Be Orphaned Than Spend a Night with "Mother!" The Emmys — Too Much Trump, Just Enough Ponytail!
SOCIAL DIARY Indian Summer weather abounds. Last week's opportunity missed to meet a mayoral possibility; plus a great documentary about the great Manolo Blahnik, at the Frick.
GUEST DIARY What to Wear Where's Karen Klopp and Hilary Dick reveal their fashion picks for tomorrow's National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's 14th annual "Celebrating The Great Outdoors."
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: Tis The Season To Be Honored — Just Ask Sean Penn, Robert De Niro, And Kenny Rogers; Loretta Swit's Animal Alliance; JUDY! JUDY! JUDY! (And Bing!); The Big News in Vanity Fair.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Mirror Fair, an atelier run by third-generation owner Stephen Cavallo established in 1911 by his grandfather.
BEAUTY Real Housewife of New York Sonja Morgan reveals the tricks of the trade and the pros that keep her in tip top shape. Delia von Neuschatz takes notes.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: Finally, Friday! Edith Windsor ... Kathleen Chalfant ... Jared Kushner ... "West Side Story" anniversary show ... more on Darnell and Crain and Olivia de Havilland.
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful, warm yesterday with lunch at the Met's members restaurant; this past Tuesday's birthday for Prince Amyn Aga Khan in France; upcoming celebration of the 60th anniversary of West Side Story in two weeks; opening of Marc Rosen's retrospective of fragrance designs at the Nassau County Museum.
Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part CXXVII. It's 1968, the talk is the Vietnam War, politics and Presidents; the locations are people's homes, restaurants, and discotheques to dance off the tension.
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful day in New York, a report from a niece in Naples, Florida; a fashion advertiser evokes memories of DPC's business; and up in Greenwich, they celebrated the 40th anniversary of Theatre Forward.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: The Times They Are A-Changin' For Charles Busch … More Stones News … Cincinnati To Honor Home Girl Doris Day — who has never won an Oscar!!!!! … Chipping Away At The Last Barriers Of Decency.
SOCIAL DIARY Busy first day of the week in New York, fashion shows for Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, cocktails with the Peeks, a book party for Ken Follett given by Erica Jong and Ken Burrows, and Geoffrey Bradfield's supper for Kai and Nick Spencer at Majorelle.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: "Outlander" Returns ... "The Deuce" Debuts — Fall TV Sizzles. Also The "Satanic" Rolling Stones ... The Divine Linda Darnell.