TRAVEL Augustus Mayhew still in Italy, sets his camera and his inquiring eye this time in Milan, Turin, and Venice.
SOCIAL DIARY The social arbiters in real estate dominate the week just past; while down at Cipriani Wall Street, Literacy Partners brought in the black tie crowd and raised a million, and up at Jazz and Lincoln Center, the Young People's Chorus thrilled the crowd attending its "Listen to the Music Gala."
SOCIAL DIARY Looks like Spring is on its way in, along with a final looks at last week's Wedding of the Moment: Harry Macklowe and Patricia Landeau, who married last Thursday and celebrated with an event reception and dinner for 200 at the Macklowe tower, 432 Park Avenue.
BEAUTY Resident beauty expert Delia von Neuschatz gives us the skinny on gut and skin health and how to combat the 4 faces of Gluten, Dairy, Sugar, and Wine.
PARTY PICTURES The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Annual Bunny Hop; UN Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) hosted their Annual Awards Luncheon; The Avon Theatre Film Center hosted their 12th Annual Red Carpet Gala in Greenwich.
GUEST DIARY Jesse Kornbluth's Head Butler reviews the star of QVC, Vogue and Target, Isaac Mizrahi's riveting memoir I.M.
PARTY PICTURES New York City Ballet's Annual Luncheon benefit at Lincoln Center; French Heritage Society's Annual Palm Beach Gala Dinner at Club Colette; The Young Professionals Committee of Susan G. Komen Greater New York City's eleventh annual fundraiser, Paint the Park Pink.
SOCIAL DIARY A nice, sunny late winter day in New York, followed by a beautiful evening at the School of American Ballet's annual "Winter Ball" at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
PARTY PICTURES Marcia Gay Harden honored at Hope on the Horizon Women's Luncheon in Palm Beach; Audrey Gruss hosts luncheon to Introduce Guy Bedarida of Marina B; Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted its annual "HSS In Florida" panel event.
SOCIAL DIARY Music in the Air, evenings last week with the Vienna Philharmonic at a black tie evening; and a reception for the Budapest Orchestra honoring Ambassador Donald Blinken and Governor George Pataki; plus a PEN Author's Evening for Amanda Stern and her memoir "Little Panic, Dispatches from an Anxious Life"; And a quick jaunt to Philadelphia for a performance of Giselle by the Pennsylvania Ballet.
TRAVEL Augustus Mayhew, still in Venice takes in the long-shuttered Belle Epoque five story Grand Hotel des Bains, once a Gilded Age icon built at the turn of 19th and 20th century on Venice's Lido; and taking in the Excelsior and the Grande Albergo Ausonia e Hungaria on the Lido; plus the FIAT factory in Lingotto. An archtitectural tour.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and Pierre cross the river to visit Anne Spalter, a mixed-media digital artist who creates perspective-bending, kaleidoscopic work using computer-enhanced images that she shoots herself, often from helicopters, airplane windows or moving cars and trains. Intrigued? Confused? Read on …
GUEST DIARY Flower Power! Jill Brooke goes to Philadelphia for the FTD World Cup at Philadelphia Flower Show where 23 International Florists showcased their artistry. Think of it like the floral equivalent of winning an Oscar.
SOCIAL DIARY Baby, it's cold outside, but inside up on 432 Park Avenue they'll be celebrating tonight the wedding of Harry Macklowe and Patricia Landeau; plus film crew for Kathy Lee Gifford was at Michael's yesterday for a luncheon hosted by Kathy Lee for 12 very special guests.
PARTY PICTURES The Jewish Museum's 33rd Annual Purim Ball at the Park Avenue Armory; Helmut Koller Exhibition's Opening Night at the Fritz Gallery.
TRAVEL Our man in Palm Beach is also the Man in Venezia Augustus Mayhew writes about the 2019 Carnevale Venezia: Blame It On the Moon; and shows us what it looked like (no other carnevale you've ever seen.
SOCIAL DIARY Wintry days has us dreaming of warmer ones coming our way. Over at the Museum of Arts and Design there was a kick-off party for their annual "LOOT: MAD about Jewelry exhibition and sale the first week in April; plus down in Montego Bay at Round Hill, they were hosting theire annual Sugar Cane Ball; And down in Palm Beach Marianne and John Castle and family were celebrating Marianne's birthday.
GUEST DIARY Down at Greenbrier they were holding the 2nd annual Dorothy Draper Design Weekend hosted by Carlton Varney and celebrating the "maximalist" style that Draper made so famous at the Greenbrier.
SOCIAL DIARY A memoir piece by Molly Jong-Fast inspired a Diary about Mothers and Daughters out in the world.
TRAVEL Michael Henry Adams writes a diary about his first trip to Paris and Versailles (and London, too); a Valentine's gift from two friends. A special event for all.
SOCIAL DIARY Shooting a video of me and the dawgs for the upcoming Bergh Ball; plus The Conservatory Ball Leadership Luncheon at Majorelle honoring Maureen Chilton; and American Friends of Blerancourt's White Dinner in Palm Beach.
GUEST DIARY Jill Krementz, NYSD’s Associate Editor, covers The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory where William Kentridge was among the many artists whose work was on display.
SOCIAL DIARY Cold, windy, sunny day in New York. Visiting Blaine Caravaggi's "Off the Wheat/Sweets and Eats" stall on Union Square; the birth girls and stories they evoke; Plus Oprah celebrates "By Women, For Tomorrow's Women" at Sotheby's.
SOCIAL DIARY Cold and windy in New York. Remembering a piece from 2005 about DPC and Truman Capote, inspired by the memory of Lee Radziwill's remembered interest in it.
PARTY PICTURES Museum of the City of New York's annual Winter Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street; Vocalist Jessie Mueller wowed a crowd at the Palm Beach home of James Cohen and Lisa Fayne Cohen.