SOCIAL DIARY Wrapping up a full calendar week last night at the Frick Collection's Autumn Dinner, plus last Tuesday night's "Indigo," Park Avenue Armory's annual dinner; and last Friday's Oceana New York City Gala where they honored Morgan Freeman and Sam Waterston.
PARTY PICTURES The Pink Agenda's Annual Gala; The Frick Collection's annual Behinds-the-Scenes Luncheon; National Women's History Museum's "Women Making History"; David Zwirner Gallery held a cocktail reception for the Whitman Walker Health Event.
TRAVEL Mary Hilliard covers Save Venice's "glorious celebration" of Tintoretto, the Venetian master's 500th birthday. A grand tour his magic home.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part CLXXXI. It's early 1970 and a townhouse on West 11th Street exploded killing three members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS); Bob was having unexpected problems, too.
SOCIAL DIARY Celebrating the life of Mario Buatta who died this past Monday night with today's Diary as well as a lunch Mario had with Sian Ballen and Lesley Hauge at Swifty's; and revisiting the HOUSE interview with him.
HOUSE Re-visiting the lunch that Sian Ballen and Lesley Hauge had with Mario Buatta at the old Swifty's five years ago when Rizzoli published the great book of his life work.
HOUSE Sian Ballen, Lesley Hauge and Jeff Hirsch interview Mario Buatta in a grand penthouse apartment that he did for one of his clients seven years ago.
GUEST DIARY We stumbled upon an early No Holds Barred by Blair Sabol, first published 9 years ago, called "Best Dressed." I'd forgotten it so I re-read it. She could have written it today which is interesting in itself. JH called it a "Riff on Lists." Frankly and even good for a laugh.
HOUSE With the late John Foreman we re-visit the Oyster Bay, Long Island mansion of New York lawyer James Byrne, designed by Grosvenor Atterbury in 1906.
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: "The Happy Prince" NOT a happy camper! Also: Maria Callas ... "Hamlet" at the Stonewall Inn ... What the well-dressed Capricorn is NOT wearing, and lovely reader mail.
SOCIAL DIARY The Patrons of the American Friends of the Paris Opera and Ballet attended a special three-day cultural tour in Paris following by luncheons and a gala dinner and performances at the Palais Garnier, all with sunny and warm weather as a bonus.
PARTY PICTURES Global Lyme Alliance's fourth annual New York City Gala; Kick-off at Valentino to celebrate Casita Maria's upcoming Fiesta 2018 Benefit; ADAPT Community Network 17th annual Golf Tournament; Opening reception for Pintô Manhattan Manila 2 at 74 Franklin Street in TriBeCa.
SOCIAL DIARY Summer-like October days, The Wednesday Michael's lunch with some history; plus City Harvest's annual Bid for Hunger, The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, which opens next week; plus Dress for Success Worldwide's 12th annual Women Who Inspire Breakfast in partnership with Peruvian Connection.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH re-visit master designer Brian McCarthy, who has since transformed his apartment. His thoughts on the renovation: "It was hell. We'd never do it again but we are very pleased with the results."
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: "A Star is Born" — Again and Again and Again and Again.
PARTY PICTURES United Hospital Fund's annual Gala dinner; Solar One celebrates Oktoberfest on the East River; Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare's 7th Annual Jonas Golf Classic; Cclosing reception for Second Generations, a non-profit art show at Africa House.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part CLXXX. It's the 1970s in New York, an innocent time compared to today, and Bob is out there with his sketchbook, continuing to take in the life as it was for him.
PARTY PICTURES The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy's inaugural Samuel Untermyer Award gala; Hospital for Special Surgery's second annual HSS Golf Benefit at Baltusrol Golf Club; Women Artists: Reshaping The Conversation had its final panel of the season at LongHouse Reserve; The Cooper Hewitt's Design by Hand series recognized renowned Dutch industrial design studio Scholten & Baijings.
PARTY PICTURES 1300 people celebrated the Hudson River Valley Ramble at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, while earlier in the month the Jay Estate hosted Peter Kenny who gave a presentation on the architecture and Duncan Phyfe furnishings of the late Richard Jenrette's South Carolina house, Millford.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We return to John Foreman's exploration of great American houses of the 20th century to Old Westbury where Alfred Irenee duPont built an estate that later became the famous family estate of Amy Phipps and her husband Frederick Guest, and later the domicile of CZ Guest, their daughter-in-law.
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: Aretha ... Jamie Lee Curtis ... the surprising Liev Schreiber ... "Snowfall" and Damson Idris ... Jerry O' Connell ... The Trauma of Photo ID ... Jackie Bisset, good lighting and more ...
SOCIAL DIARY A quiet and warm lovely holiday weekend with a special trip to Zabar's in search of another Banksy after the Banksy event at Sotheby's in London last week.
BEAUTY "Ask Anabel." Professional trichologist Anabel Kingsley answers your questions about the matter of hair that concerns everyone privately as well as personally.