SOCIAL DIARY A people day in New York with Brenda Johnson's birthday luncheon at Doubles, the Michael's lunch booked to the rafters, and the Boys' Club of New York's annual Fall Dance at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum.
The Annual Rose Garden Dinner Dance at The New York Botanical Garden; The Edible Academy Family Garden Picnic at The New York Botanical Garden; The New York City Ballet's 2014 Fall Gala; The American Theatre Wing's annual Gala.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Rosie and Whoopi Generate Controversy (And Ratings!) For "The View" ... Bette Midler's Latest New York Restorations Project Triumph ... The Fascinating "Miss Fisher."
SOCIAL DIARY Last night's 30th Anniversary dinner party with cabaret for Marc Rosen and Arlene Dahl at Doubles, plus the Lighthouse Guild luncheon for Arlene at Marina B.; and Monday night's Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation annual gala at the Rainbow Room.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews and reveals Sheila Weller's page turner "The News Sorority" (including Christiane Amanpour, Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric) and the "Triumph of Women in TV News."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: George Clooney DID Get Married — Who Lost Their Bet?! ... Celebrating Barbara Walters.
HOUSE John Foreman, wading through South Shore Long Island subdivisions, discovers a 700-acre estate called "Westbrook."
Alison Minton's September accessories recap where all month long New Yorkers with senses of whimsy, humor and style piled on the accessories in the name of a good cause.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Mae West — Was She The Greatest Star, By Far? Maybe. And Even if She Wasn't, She Thought She Was. (The Power of Positive Thinking In a Corset!)
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful autumn weekend in New York with the traditional West Side trip and then the Gracie Square Art Show; plus Lord Charles marries Sarah Goodbody: and Tab Hunter attends a booksigning for Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson in Montecito.
PARTY PICTURES Kick-Off part for The Society of MSKCC's 26th Annual Preview Party for the International Fine Art & Antiques Show; The Jump for Hope Fundraiser For The Equestrian Aid Foundation; Police Athletic League's 42nd Annual Superstar Dinner; Friends of Hermione - Lafayette in America hosted a champagne reception; Casita Maria's Pachanga Jr. Committee lunch.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt goes for food, glorious food at the annual Chefs for Equality benefit for the Human Rights Campaign. A food fest to take anyone's mind off of what's really going on.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Walter Anderson's "Almost Home" is Totally Great!
SOCIAL DIARY Celebrating the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the great chatelaine of Chatsworth House, a fabled Mitford sister, and writer who died this past Wednesday, with an obituary from the Daily Telegraph in London.
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San Francisco Social Diary. Jeanne Lawrence attends the opening night of the San Francisco Opera, one of the grandest opening nights in the world; a mix of music and drama, glamour and excitement, and the ladies who dress just for that occasion.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Rosie O' Donnell's Dazzling Night for Her "Kids" ... Lindsay and Madonna — They Know How to Be Bad!
SOCIAL DIARY A busy New York Wednesday, a busy Michael's and privileged lunch with the distinguished author and novelist Alison Lurie talking about her new book "The Language of Houses."
Accessories Diary. Alison Minton attends the New York School of Interior Design's private preview of the Palm Beach Show Group's New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show last Wednesday, and with her camera, she shows us some of the jewelry guests were wearing.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand — Still Going Strong After All These Years ... Rita Mae Brown — To The Hunt! ... Remembering Polly Bergen ... Celebrating Classic, Subtle Horror: "The Innocents."
SOCIAL DIARY Autumn brings a week of heavy traffic with UN Week, provokes a good walk; with late arrivals at a book party for Steve Forbes; plus the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet luncheon at FIT; and the opening night at the Met this past Monday.
2014 High Line Art Dinner; Sip for the Sea to benefit the WCS's New York Aquarium; Artemus Launch Party and Frank Stella Opening.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Two Night Stand" — One Delicious Movie! (The Debut of Max Nichols)
SOCIAL DIARY UN Week begins on the first day of autumn; Considering the life of Eileen Rockefeller based on her memoir "Being A Rockefeller; Becoming Myself," a frank and thought provoking autobiography.
John Foreman explores a famous Stanford White house in Stockbridge, MA, and remembers that we all were young once.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "No Good Deed" ... "Madam Secretary" ... "The Good Wife" ... "The Roosevelts" ... What A Weekend!