PARTY PICTURES Central Park Playground Partners' third annual Winter Luncheon; Kick-off receptions for Platinum Jewels in Bloom; The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society's "Nocturnal Jungle"; The Palm Beach Police Foundation's Annual Palm Beach Policemen's Ball; The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation's 3rd Annual Luncheon.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Wednesday's Rap: Marisa Tomei ... Alan Cumming ... The Monkees! ... China's Big Movie Day ... Madonna and Child.
ACROSS THE WORLD Palm Beach Social Diary by Augustus Mayhew. English Fare at Palm Beach: The Duchess of Rutland at The Colony + Lord Foster at The Norton Art Museum's 75th Gala.
Accessories Diary. Alison Minton covers the fashion parade up and down the aisles of the Park Avenue Armory and solves the mystery of a pre-Columbian accessory she has had in her possession for 21 years.
Big Old Houses. John Foreman's tour of that great big house on Fifth Avenue you've always wondered about: The James B. Duke mansion, which later owned by his daughter Doris, was given to NYU in 1952. It's amazing and has a fascinating architectural history.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Tuesday's Touchdown — Beyonce and Bruno Mars "tackle" Coldplay ... "Downton Abbey" — jumping sharks? ... "The Fantasticks" — the real "Now and Forever" ... Seal and his "Passion" ... La Liz and David Bowie — Did They?
SOCIAL DIARY Super Bowl Weekend. An obituary for Robin Chandler Duke who passed away Saturday in Charleston; and remembering Andrew Clunn, unfamous and yet known to many.
ACROSS THE WORLD
On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Carol Joynt goes to a party for "why Bernie Sanders matters."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Did Joan Didion "Destroy" Los Angeles? Is She the Angel of Death? Vanity Fair Reports, You Decide. Also — Channing Tatum ... George Clooney ... Shakespeare in Hong Kong ... Victor Mature and Rita Hayworth.
GUEST DIARY Julie Baumgold's Fairy Tales of Manhattan: "The Brown Swan; the Ugly Duckling." A young girl's awkward years, with few assets, is transformed in her womanhood, and settled by a man.
BEAUTY Eye Area Care: Eye Cream and Beyond. Claire McCormack shares some eye cream application best practices and eye area care tools and tips for both know-it-alls and novices.
PARTY PICTURES The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Winter Lunch at Daniel; YPC of Susan G. Komen® Greater New York City's eighth annual fundraiser, Paint the Park Pink; 56th Annual Quadrille Ball at the Pierre Hotel.
Whose Valentine will you be? And who will be yours? Dezia has your number about it ...
NYSD House revisits twins Joan and Jayne Michaels of 2Michaels Design in their Upper West Side apartments, in the same building.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Reading About The Ancients; Warning Signs For Our Time? ... Len Cariou Brings Songs and Sonnets and Shakespeare to Broadway ... David Bowie Celebrated in San Francisco ... Bob Woodward Says "Shush!" to Hillary Clinton — Voices Carry!
SOCIAL DIARY A rainy Wednesday at Michael's with a special guest, plus the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Marymount School, held at the Temple of Dendur at the Met; and the obituary of Madame Claude.
Schulenberg's Page, Paris Part XLV. Bob's Parisian Carnival continued at its frantic pace; nights became days, days became nights.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Well, not ALL of us can "Hail, Caesar!" Also — Diana Ross and Lady Gaga? ... Elizabeth Taylor's Friends Revolt Against Coming "9/11" movie.
SOCIAL DIARY Early Spring weather right now, woodchuck and all; plus shocked at the results for the Repubs in Iowa, and will Trump continue and maybe triumph; plus Ray Kelly honored at the Top Dog Gala.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: There Never Was a Woman Like Gilda — Or a Love Goddess Like Rita Hayworth! Criterion DVD restores a classic Film Noir.
SOCIAL DIARY A special anniversary dinner provokes the history of one of the greatest private clubs in New York.
Big Old Houses: This Could Be Love. John Foreman visits Filston, the Sharon Connecticut mansion built in 1906 for Romulus Riggs Colgate, of the Colgate family.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: A Weekend of Books, Books, Books — Swans, Bombs and Conservatism In extremis.
SOCIAL DIARY Last Thursday night, the eminent painter Frank Stella was honored with a State Dinner at the venerable (and comfortable) Lotos Club.
DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society's Fourth Annual Family Benefit Party; Annual Young Collectors Night at the Park Avenue Armory; The Symphony Ball in Nashville.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Monday's Monsoon: Our Glamorous Groundhog is ... 27! Also — Michael Riedel ... Jessica Lange ... getTV salutes Black History Month ... and the absurd Michael, Liz and Brando movie. Do people have no shame?