SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful Autumn weekend getting cooler although not quite chilly; the Avon Walk in Carl Schurz Park followed by the Halloween Party for the doggies; Beth DeWoody's booksigning for Charlie Scheips in his new book on Elsie DeWolfe, Lady Mendl; and my Michael's lunch with Meryle Secrest, author of "Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography."
ACROSS THE WORLD Palm Beach Social Diary. Wellington Noir The Goodman Trial: The Bentley vanishes! The Nurse & the Needle ! The Bartender and the Fifth! The Boots!
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt takes in the new Georgetown French restaurant, Chez Billy Sud owned by the legendary Hilton brothers, Eric and Ian. Then on the weekend she and a friend traveled out to the Virginia countryside to visit John Henry at his beautiful Rappahannock County farm, Stone Hill.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Imagine the Duchess's Feelings! — Remembering Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire ... Princess Marilyn of Monaco? — It Almost Happened! ... Elizabeth Ailes honored by Green Beret Foundation.
SOCIAL DIARY Rundown on the Wednesday Michael's lunch; very busy last night in New York with the Preview Party for the Int'l Fine Arts and Antique Show at the Park Avenue Armory, a dinner after at Cynthia and Donald Frank's, and other events; plus remembering Irving Ballen.
Rockefeller University Parents & Science CELEBRATING SCIENCE Benefit; The New York Women's Foundation's first annual Fall Gala; The United Hospital Fund's annual gala; SSMAC's18th Annual Military Ball; Cocktails and Conversation on Expanding End-of-Life Choice at Beaulieu with hosts Ruth Buchanan and Bonnie Matheson.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Jay Leno Is NOT Retiring. But He's Not Going Back to The Nightly Grind of "Celebrity" ... S. Epatha Merkerson — How'd She Get That Name? ... "Seventies Glamour" Returns in an Iridescent Way.
GUEST DIARY Accessories Diary: Alison Minton goes to the opening of Verdura's "Power of Style: Verdura at 75" with her camera and her sharp eye; then attends two kick-offs for the opening preview party of tonight's International Fine Art & Antiques Show, with same camera and same eye.
No Holds Barred: Blair Sabol considers the question of the "Bootys" and "Booties" Bonanza, and who has them and who wants them, and how.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Studio 54 — The era, the madness, the decadence ... Honoring Pete Peterson ... Candice Bergen on Broadway.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful Indian Summer's day in New York with a lot going on last night including the Hermione dinner on the Intrepid honoring Henry Kissinger, Christine LaGarde and Charlie Rose; a book signing for Vicky Ward, and a birthday dinner for Debbie Bancroft at Swifty's.
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Washington Social Diary. Our correspondent Carol Joynt is changing daily jobs next week, and she recalls the experience of the past three years covering Washington politics, social life, real estate and getaways for the Washingtonian.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Sublime Weirdness of Nicolas Cage ... Notes on "The Affair" ... Ben Affleck Is Really Good at Blackjack.
SOCIAL DIARY Holiday weekend in New York. A 30th birthday party for Kyle DeWoody; the Caravaggis rescue a beautiful pup in the north slope of Mt. Etna; and Paige Peterson goes to see her friend Lucie Arnaz in "Pippin."
HOUSE John Foreman, visiting a New Jersey palace called Shadow Lawn, has deep thoughts on beauty, bad luck and entitlement.
Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew covers Day One and Day Two of the trial of the State of Florida vs. John B. Goodman in Palm Beach.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Can Shondra Rhimes Save Hollywood? ... Remember, Theatergoers — "It's Only a Play!"
PARTY PICTURES Carnegie Hall opened its 2014–2015 Season with a Gala Benefit Concert; Mount Sinai's Dubin Breast Center's 3rd annual Fact Vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium; African Parks Foundation's annual event, "Protectors of African Parks."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Louis B. Mayer, the Man Who Held Hollywood in the Palm of His Hand ... Harvey Levin, the Man Who has Hollywood By The Throat ... More Super Deluxe Velvet Underground releases.
SOCIAL DIARY Jam-packed week leaves several events to recount and two very impressive evenings, plus yesterday's Breast Cancer Research Foundation Symposium and Luncheon at the Waldorf honoring Barbara Walters.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat's lower Fifth Avenue loft. Known for their painterly use of color, it was fascinating to listen to their thoughts on this surprisingly complex subject of color in the lives of human beings.
Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor, covers the spectacular "Matisse Cut-Outs" at MoMA. Museum Director Glenn Lowry and the co-organizers of the exhibit, Jodi Hauptman and Karl Buchberg, welcomed guests to a special preview.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Remembering the Great Marian Seldes!
SOCIAL DIARY Autumn in New York: Two of this week's major social events were the "New York After Dark" benefit at the Museum of the City of New York and Tuesday night's benefit performance of National Theatre's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" at the Barrymore. Excitement all around.
Paradise Found. Delia von Neuschatz's account of holidaying on the Cote D'Azur at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, "one of most glittering jewels, resort to kings, queens, movie stars, moguls, artists and writers."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Gone Girl" Still Goin' ... Liza Lights Up B'way Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ... Christopher Walken's Grand Dancing in "Pennies From Heaven" ... Bringing Loretta Young Back to World Attention.