SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful yet chilly day in New York, with both DPC and JH separately taking a ride (and a walk in the park in all its early spring glory).
ART SET Loving Los Angeles. Charlie Scheips is out there working on a project and taking in the jacarandas in bloom, the art openings, a tour of Tony Duquette's legendary Dawnridge property; Gräf and Lantz's studio in Silver Lake, plus the Los Angeles County Museum's 50th Anniversary Gala.
No Holds Barred: Blair Sabol writes about a Whole Lotta Sunshine, Sunshine being the poodle that Blair has adopted and is now learning how to live with and vice versa. A primo primer for a first time dog-owner.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Maggie" — She Ain't Heavy, She's My Zombie. My Daughter. She's my Zombie AND My Daughter! ... Julie Budd ... JK Simmons.
PARTY PICTURES Save Venice hosted their annual Un Ballo in Maschera, Il Piacere dell'Amore; Youth America Grand Prix's "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala; Central Park Conservancy's Taste of Summer Kickoff Party at Sirio Ristorante; Let's Get Ready hosted its 9th Annual Gala.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part VI. Life in the big town, Barbra at the Bon Soir; the fledgling art director learns the ropes of the advertising business in the '60s and looks around his new home town.
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Augustus Mayhew, traveling in Italy, photographs and writes about the magnificently restored Villa Pliniana on Lake Como, as well as visiting many other spectacular restorations in northern Italy.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Remembering a great photographer — and a divine, sexy friend! — Ernst Haas ... Suzy and Jack Welch — still in business after all these years ... PR Titan Dick Guttman finally tells all. Or most.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful Spring Tuesday in New York; and Monday night's Inaugural Dinner and First Look black tie gala for 400 at the new Whitney Museum of American Art.
American Museum of Natural History's 2015 Museum Dance, Masquerade Retrograde; 10th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards; An intimate Supper Club performance at the Park Avenue Armory; Marymount Manhattan College's President's Medal Dinner.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Kill Me If You Must — But, I Love Roger Ailes. Even If We Agree to Disagree ... The Latest Quest ... Cole Rumbough ... Iris Apfel on Film ... The Friars Want Joan Collins. (Who Doesn't?)
PARTY PICTURES Fifth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball, the Brooklyn Museum's annual fundraising gala; NYPL's 2015 Library Lunch; Lenox Hill Neighborhood House "Garden of Eden" Spring Gala; The New York Center for Children's 20th Anniversary Spring Cocktail Reception.
John Foreman completes his mansion trifecta on Fifth with a visit to 1026 Fifth Avenue, the third of Marymount School's three great houses on the Avenue.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Zombies ... Sophia Loren ... The Civil War ... Too Much Blu-Ray Detail! ... Ava Gardner ... Seth Sikes.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful, sunny (even very warm) weekend in New York with the pears suddenly in bloom and everybody's out with the flowers.
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Washington Social Diary. The weather, the sudden appearance of Springtime inspires the sense of community, and Carol Joynt waxes grateful for her Georgetown neighborhood.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Time Magazine's Odd Cover Choices for Their "Most Influential" Issue ... Is Kim Kardashian the Marilyn of Our Time? I. Don't. Think. So. Brian Grazer's "A Curious Mind" Receives Raves.
SOCIAL DIARY Busy days and busy nights here and there, plus what's been happening in the auction market, upcoming events, the Michael's lunch; Dame Helen in "The Audience;" Lenox Hill Neighborhood House gala; some guests at Un Ballo in Maschera last Friday night; a cocktail and dinner party for India Hicks in LA.
PARTY PICTURES 12th Annual Authors In Kind to benefit God's Love We Deliver; MoMA's Jazz Interlude Gala; S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute's annual New York Lupus Handbag Luncheon; Publicolor's annual Stir, Splatter + Roll gala.
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit artist and go-to furniture restorer Karl Kipfmueller in his Clinton Hill townhouse and studio around the corner.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Malice in France's Great Palace — Will "Versailles" Conquer America? ... A Dazzling Night for Literacy Partners.
GUEST DIARY Accessories Diary: Springing Back Into Event Season. Alison Minton goes accessory hunting at parties for AMNH, the New York City Mission Society, and New York International Auto Show.
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Augustus Mayhew covers the flora and fauna at Garden Club of Palm Beach members nurture their roses and orchids, the group's Garden Club of America Flower Show titled Hort Couture.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Golden Age of Entertainment? — I Think It's Right Now! ... Lily Tomlin honored ... "Mamma Mia" To End Its Broadway Run ... Rand Paul — Sexist, or Just Unpleasant to Everybody?
SOCIAL DIARY Busy day yesterday in New York: lunch with the gratitude and trust lady; farewell to Treillage with Bunny and John hosting the reception; and last night's Literacy Partners raised more than a million with Tom Brokaw reading from his new memoir and Ali Wentworth sharing her humor, and Matthew Brown surprising everyone.
Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part V. His new friend Barbra gets a gig at the Bon Soir opening for a new stand-up comic named Phylllis Diller. Overnight word gets around the nation; the new boy in town explores the restaurants where other advertising people went.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Jon Hamm Asks — Moving Past "Mad Men" — Can We Take Him Seriously? Is He Serious?" Of Course! ... A Star-Studded Birthday Bash ... Vanity Fair Goodies.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful Monday in New York. Haircut pressure on a quiet weekday; plus reading about looking up at the Chrysler Building.
HOUSE John Foreman explores the most luxurious residential real estate speculation of 1903, mansion #2 of Marymount School's trio on Fifth Avenue.
Jesse Kornbluth interviews Fern Mallis about her new book of interviews with the gods and goddesses of fashion in New York.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Aging In Public — Women Still Carry a Heavier Load Than Men ... Sunday Night TV — From CBS to PBS, From HBO to Showtime, it's almost too much fun!