SOCIAL DIARY A mid-December cold weekend, a good opportunity to spend some time with Kirk Henckels new book, “Life at the Top; New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings."
PARTY PICTURES The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System held its sixth annual benefit, raising More than $3.4 million.
Augustus Mayhew visits Casa Apava in Palm Beach, best known for its Billionaire's Row location, impressive measurements and astronomical price, but the secluded oceanfront mansion has an equally fascinating provenance, historical narrative and picturesque architectural character.
SOCIAL DIARY It's Holiday time in the city, names, names, names, parties, parties, parties; Animal Medical Center's Top Dog Gala honored Georgina Bloomberg, then more parties this week.
PARTY PICTURES The Salzburg Festival Society celebrated its annual elegant black-tie evening; The Young Fellows of the Morgan's annual Winter Gala; The Winter Antiques Show Kick-off Party at the new Macklowe Gallery.
Denis Ferrara: The Weinstein Effect — Will it Be High Necklines and Caftans at the Golden Globes? Also — Some GG Nominee Opining, and "Cleopatra" on the big screen again!
ACROSS THE WORLD Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew attends the Society of The Four Arts lecture by Edwina Sandys; visits pop-up Christmas boutiques, a reception for artist Gordon Cheung at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden; and takes in the construction projects underway.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page. New York,1968; the ongoing sketchbook memoir meeting new friends, old friends and catching the scene around town.
Karen Klopp and Hilary Dick "Seas the Day" and prepare for a tropical tryst with 700 of the loveliest lovies at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center's fab Beach Bash.
SOCIAL DIARY Hit the Road to Dreamland. Yesterday was Frank Sinatra's 102nd birthday anniversary, bringing back memories both personal and historical.
PARTY PICTURES The Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic Winter Benefit; Institute of Classical Architecture & Art's 6th Annual Stanford White Awards; Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope's 2018 Shop the Day Away Luncheon Committee Kickoff.
Denis Ferrara: DID TEARS FALL ON ALABAMA LAST NIGHT? And from the eyes of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton?
SOCIAL DIARY It's the perfect time for Christmas and Holiday parties in the neighborhood, as well as at the Metropolitan Museum, at Gracie Mansion, at Joan Hardy Clark's, and at the Pierre where Barbara and Donald Tober were honored.
PARTY PICTURES Celebrating the Joys of the Christmas Holidays at the Annual Doubles Christmas Luncheons; The annual lighting of the Park Avenue Trees followed by an Open House hosted by J. McLaughlin to benefit The Tree Lighting.
SOCIAL DIARY Let it snow, let it snow; the first snowfall of the season beautifies New York, however briefly.
PARTY PICTURES The annual Fall Associates Committee Benefit of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House; An evening of music with Maestro Marios Papadopoulos and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
Denis Ferrara: Clothes Makes the Man ... "Year In Kemptness" ... Selena Gomez as Billboard's "Woman of the Year" ... All-Time Leading Ladies on the Charts — Soccer Moms Included ... A Capitol Christmas.
PARTY PICTURES Seventh Annual ICP Spotlights benefit; 41st Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner; 20th Anniversary Food Allergy Ball; LongHouse Reserve's annual members holiday gathering out East.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Jim "the Hound" Marshall in his Chelsea townhouse replete with a full-fledged library and salon.
Denis Ferrara: Finally Friday!! Della Reese ... Lena Horne ... Lopez and Rodriquez ... Margaret Trudeau ... John McCain ... Al Franken, and what NOT to do when wearing Blackglama fur!
SOCIAL DIARY This past Tuesday Christmas/Holiday luncheon at Susan and Coleman Burke's; Central Park Conservancy's Belvedere Ball honoring Doug Blonsky; and a preview screening at MoMA of HBO's "Agnelli," a documentary produced by Graydon Carter.
GUEST DIARY Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate editor, covers The Center for Fiction's annual Awards Dinner. P.J. O'Rourke was the Master of Ceremonies and Morgan Entrekin was honored with the Maxwell E. Perkins award.
Schulenberg's Page, Back in New York, going to theatre, meeting friends for lunch and dinner, making the rounds and riding the subway with sketchbook in hand.