May 27 2016   
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit with Icelandic designer Bjorn Bjornsson, who gave NYSD HOUSE more than pause when they realized only part-way through his account of working on a hotel in Baghdad, that the design stand-off he was describing was in fact with ... Saddam Hussein.
GUEST DIARY
No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol makes her semi-
annual trip to Manhattan, puts up at a deluxe hotel, heads for Fifth Avenue and finds the man on the street isn't the same anymore ... and so are a lot of other things about the Big Town, as she learns one day at a time.
ACROSS THE WORLD
South Florida Diary. Augustus Mayhew talks
about the changing season as winter residents vacate the land for the northern climes. The crowds lighten up and the churches are quieter but the year-round folk take in the concerts, the cocktail receptions, and Augustus takes it all in with his camera.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: "Hold The Door," Hodor — and don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out!   Also — "Candide" Returns to New York ... Jake Gyllenhaal Sings Again ... Jessica and Kenny Rovello, media site moguls.
SOCIAL DIARY
The 2000 year old man at the Michael's lunch; a look back at two important philanthropic events last week and the personalities that moved them along.
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part LXI.  Bob is working on putting
together "The Secret Cinema" with Paul Bartel as well  as getting around town meeting art directors, not to mention a lot of unique individuals participating on the dynamic city life.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Cher at 70 — We've Still Got, You, Babe, and You've Still Got Us!!
PARTY PICTURES
Animal Medical Center's Eighth Annual Living Legends Luncheon; The 15th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting UCP of NYC; 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards; Doubles 40th Anniversary celebration..
HOUSE
John Foreman's Big Old Houses. This week we go back for a visit to "A
Secret World in Lattingtown" where an extraordinary mansion is still standing and still occupied.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Wednesday's Rap: Elizabeth Taylor ... Bryan Batt ... Valerie Bertinelli ... Aaron Weinstein and Michael Musto!
SOCIAL DIARY
American Friends of Versailles tour New York from Pocantico to Fifth Avenue; The Library has its Spring Dinner; the Langone Medical Center hosts its Violet Ball, and Dezia has a birthday gift for all you Geminis born on this day.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol is back, even if just for a minute or two,
reporting on the annual Washington Opera Ball which brings out the Who's Who in town.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Female Forces Rule: Caitriona Balfe ... Eva Green ... Celine Dion ... Demi Lovato ... Pink ... Belinda Carlisle ... Rhianna ... Adele ... Madonna. 
SOCIAL DIARY
A fabulous four-course rosé lunch at Michael's for a Wednesday crowd; plus a fragrance launch in Monte Carlo to benefit Princess Grace and the Prince Grace Foundation.
PARTY PICTURES
Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's annual Spring Ball; 9th annual Gray
Matters at Columbia Spring Benefit Luncheon; International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children's 2016 Gala for Child Protection.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Remembering My Friend, The Great Morley Safer. Also, What Do The Stars Tell Us about Hillary, Bernie and Trump?
GUEST DIARY
Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor,  covers Martin Puryear and his installation of "Big Bling" at Madison Square Park.
ART SET
Charlie Scheips is back in town taking in the Tate
Americas Foundation's "Artists Dinner," Frieze New York, and El Museo del Barrio's Gala at the Plaza. "The best and beyond," he says.
HOUSE
Fom the archives: Looking back at Sian, Lesley, and
JH's interview with Alan Tanksley in his studio near Flatiron. A quintessential New York experience.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply" Will Finally Apply — Just in Time for Oscar Consideration. Dueling Documentaries Battle For The Life and Death of Whitney Houston. Also — Literacy Partners ... The Lilly Awards ... and Hollywood Remembers Doris Roberts.
SOCIAL DIARY
Busy bright and sunny day (mostly) in New York, a wild Michael's lunch, a ride in the park; an important dinner, and the story of another Rocky that needs to be told.
PARTY PICTURES
ABT's Spring Gala; Madison Square Boys & Girls Club's
Fourth Annual Youth of the Year Dinner; 14th Annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation's Laugh for Life: New York; The Pershing Square Signature Center for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala.
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page, New York. Bob finds himself
involved in making an "underground movie" with his friend Paul Bartel here in New York with cast of dozens and a disco dream.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Shia LaBeouf Back on Track in "American Honey" ... Is It Time to Re-Invent and Apologize to Jean Harlow? ... Meeting Madeleine Lebeau.
SOCIAL DIARY
Chilly late Spring day in New York, a look at the world right now and a look back at the life of a New Yorker that spanned three-quarters of the 20th century and made the most of things, and sometimes the best, Robert Pennoyer's memoir, "As It Was."
GUEST DIARY
Delia von Neuschatz interviews Judy Price, founder of the National Jewelry
Institute, who has partnered with Parsons to launch intensive week-long courses in New York and Paris.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Cyndi Lauper Takes a "Detour" To The Top of The Billboard Charts ... Sally Field Faces Aging, Truthfully and Artfully ... Seth Sikes — He's One of The Smart Ones.
SOCIAL DIARY
Busy night in New York with JH at the ABT Gala at Lincoln Center and DPC at the Pen America Gala at the AMNH; plus The Rockefeller University Women & Science lecture and lunch of last Thursday and a couple events for The Child Mind Institute.
PARTY PICTURES
The 40th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Friends
Gala; Fountain House annual Symposium and Luncheon; The Jewish Museum's 23rd annual Most Amazing New York Art & Design Tour; Project Sunshine's Annual Benefit Celebration, "Sunshine Boulevard."
HOUSE
Big Old Houses: Something Completely Different, the
late John Foreman visits a classic, perfectly maintained beautiful houseboat built in 1933.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Madeleine LeBeau Finally Leaves Rick's Cafe — The Last "Casablanca" Icon Dies. Also: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Ryan Murphy — High Camp or Low Grotesque?
SOCIAL DIARY
The Spring New York social season at its peak includes a five-day event of the American Friends of Versailles right here in Manhattan.
ACROSS THE WORLD
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened their $305 million expansion
after a 3-year transformation with major pre-opening celebrations. Jeanne Lawrence was there to report.
GUEST DIARY
Lupita Nyong'o is Just Too "Marvel"-ous for words! Also — Prince ... Doris Roberts ... A Musical "Hamlet" ... John Oliver Rules!

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Across the World

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Guest Diary

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Philanthropy

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Travel

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Social History

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