SOCIAL DIARY Busy days in New York: The Michael's Wednesday lunch, Susan and David Rockefeller's book party for Leslie Zemeckis; Alice Mason hosts a private dinner for 24; someone we all know has a birthday; and two tips on next week's calendar.
PARTY PICTURES LOOT 2015: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY gala benefit; LongHouse Reserve Landscape Awards Ceremony; 3rd annual Turtle Ball; "Champion for Change 2015" by Women's Voices for Change; Baryshnikov Arts Center's annual Fall Fête benefit.
Sian, Lesey, and JH visit KleinReid, a ceramics studio by James Klein and David Reid, whose work is known for its elegance and a deceptive simplicity.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Friday, At Last! With: Sarah Jessica Parker ... Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Rod Stewart ... and California's Dreadful Drought.
BEAUTY Bespoke Beauty: Delia von Neuschatz in London meets GeneU on Bond Street which she believes may be the future of skincare; products based on the genes that affect your skin's aging process.
Schulenberg's Page, Paris, Part XXVII. The artist with his sketchbook, taking in the high life, records foibles and the fabled identities (and the amusing ironies) in the Parisian nightlife.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Q magazine Celebrates the Divine Natalie Wood ... The Return of "Madam Secretary" ... Marilyn, Liz, and how they became Jewish.
SOCIAL DIARY Full Calendar last night in New York, cocktails, dinners, Awards, and a review of Frick Collection's Monday night Autumn Dinner.
New York Philharmonic's Opening Night Gala; 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library; Casita Maria's Pachanga Committee luncheon in celebration of Casita Maria's 2015 Fiesta Gala; Weedmaps and FCancer's first annual NYC benefit party and auction in Brooklyn.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Alfred Hitchcock — Murder, Music and Documentary! ... What to do With the U.N.? ... "CSI" Ends Happily ... The Great Charlotte Rae Writes Her Memoir and Sardi's Has Her!
SOCIAL DIARY A very busy night in New York with the annual Autumn Dinner at the Frick, the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Schomburg Center of the NYPL; and Career Transition for Dancer's annual gala honoring Shirley MacLaine.
John Foreman strolls through a very different kind of garden.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Will Oscar Finally Ask Emily Blunt for a Dance?! ... Ali MacGraw and Ryan O' Neal reunited ... Do catch "Catch the Butcher" at The Cherry Lane ... Rosie O' Donnell and her Theater Kids do it again on November 2nd. (One of NYC's great events!)
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful early Autumn weather, Pope exits to Philly and then back to Rome. Meanwhile last Thursday's Quest 400 party at Doubles and Lang Lang playing Grieg at the opening of the Philharmonic at the newly named David Geffen Hall.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Celebrating "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" ... The "secret" of Jon Hamm's hair ... Keep Young and Beautiful! ... Remembering the Great Arnold Scaasi ... Good Talk at the 92nd Street Y.
HOUSE A look back to 2010 when Sian, Lesley, and JH interviewed David Mann, an architect with a sense of humor, who "never stops talking" but is" extremely shy on the inside."
GUEST DIARY Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor, covers the Opening Night Gala Premiere of "Otello" as Peter Gelb celebrates his tenth season as the Met's General Manager.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Miami Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew covers the massive infusion of foreign capital in Miami. Everything's new in Miami, even Al Capone.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Kardashian Girls — Big Business In the Internet Age.
This famed hero product from Great Britain -- used by Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson -- is a topical botox (we call it Beetox). The organic bee venom literally paralyzes the muscles beneath the dermis smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
This moisturizer from Canada contains blue spheres filled with hyaluronic acid that explode on the skin with contact. It is a topical botox that can be used to stretch the results between injectable treatments or on its own if you've been considering injectables but are not quite ready.
Emma Hardie Body Beautiful from the UK is a collection of all natural ultra luxe body care. It Contains a fantastic body cleanser, a rich body butter and oil as well as a hand and nail treatment.
SOCIAL DIARY The arrival today of the Pope in New York is on everyone's mind and also on the streets and avenues where many of us live. It's re-arranged the mood in many of us; like a perfect early autumn day, which the weather man says it will be.
Schulenberg's Page: Paris, Part XXVI. Bob has now become a Parisian, a working illustrator and with a circle of friends and a nightlife that sounds like the Paris we always heard about.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Keith Richards — Even "Under The Influence" He's Fascinating ... Broadway wins with Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones in "The Gin Game."
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful first day of Autumn while the city prepares for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis I, plus a look at the history of the neighborhood where he's staying while in the Big Town.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: They All Cheered (And Cried!) For Carol Burnett ... Thoughts On The Emmys ... The 100 "Favorite" TV Shows of All Time — What Are Yours?
PARTY PICTURES Friends of the Paris Opera Ballet celebrate "Tree of Codes"; The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children shopping and cocktail party; Christofle Hosts Steven Stolman's Book Signing "Confessions of a Serial Entertainer"; Dinner at Primola for Marianne and John K. Castle.
John Foreman visits another old friend in Lenox, this one with only 28,000 square feet.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Celebrating a Great MGM Beauty — Arlene Dahl ... Remembering the Divine, Funny and adorably NICE Jackie Collins.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful final weekend of Summer with an Autumn breeze moving in; Weekend reading, plus the Telegraph obit of the Dickie Moore.
GUEST DIARY No Holds Barred: Blair Sabol comments on the anticipated arrival in Philadelphia, and what it means for business, and what it means for neighbors.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. There were two great debates on Wednesday evening, and Carol Joynt was at the tastier one: about Parker House rolls.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Madonna's "Rebel Heart" is Still Beating — Triumphantly!