December 18, 2014   
SOCIAL DIARY
The last six shopping days before Christmas, I was down at Michael's where Jennifer Aniston was hosting a lunch and the place was rocking; plus Firooz Zahedi at HOMER and Christopher Spitzmiller at the the D&D.
PARTY PICTURES
The New York Botanical Garden celebrated the 16th Annual Winter Wonderland Ball in the spectacular Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye ... Seth Rogen — An Idiot! ... Madonna Annoyed (To Say The Least!)
PARTY PICTURES
ACRIA's 19th annual holiday dinner; NYC Mission Society's Junior Society Holiday Party Benefit; Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's "Collaborating for a Cure"; The Royal Oak Foundation's 17th annual Timeless Design Award.
GUEST DIARY
Accessories Diary. Alison Minton captures the dazzling accessories out
on the town proving that the holidays are the perfect time of year to break out the sparkly stuff.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Jennifer Lopez — Don't Call Me a "Cougar."  I Just Know What I Like — and I Like 'Em Young! ... Mark Wahlberg Has Been Pardoned Enough ... Sony's Hacking Scandal Accelerates. 
SOCIAL DIARY
Eight Days to Christmas Eve and the town's getting into it like the windows down at Bergdorf's; JH goes to Michael's; a Memorial Celebration for the late Richard Marshall at the Whitney; a book party on "Manners That Matter Most" at Swifty's.
HOUSE
John Foreman tours a Boston sea captain's manse, and confronts
uncomfortable truths about the "Old China Trade."
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Critics Flee From "Exodus" but The Box-Office is OK, for Now. (Still — You Are No C.B. DeMille, Mr. Scott Ridley!)
SOCIAL DIARY
Busy New York as we move into the final holiday season of the year, with lots of activity, protests, booksignings; Joe Biden awarded, Louis XIV considered; ASPCA Humane Awards and much more.
PARTY PICTURES
Park Avenue Armory's annual family fundraising event, the Snowflake Lounge; The Museum of the City of New York's annual Children's Holiday Party; 28th annual Miracle on Madison Avenue; The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art's Second Annual Awards Ceremony.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt discusses the
REAL Real Housewives of Washington DC, the ill-fated Bravo show, and specifically the Salahis who gained national publicity for crashing a White House party.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Annie's Spectacular "Big Book" ... New Year's  Eve at Barbetta ... People! — Think Before You Press "Send!" 
SOCIAL DIARY
Brisk and cold in New York. Busy days in midtown; the season spirit emerging; the Michael's lunches, a book signing at Bergdorf Goodman and then dinner at Le Cirque.
HOUSE
NYSD House visits Kitty Hawks and her husband Larry Lederman in their
Westchester house that they have spent 24 years perfecting—it is perfect.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: The Good, The Bad, The Golden Globe Nominations ... Bradley Cooper, Vanity Fair's Ballsy Cover Guy.
PARTY PICTURES
The Fund for Park Avenue's annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting;  The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute's annual Life Without Lupus Gala; New-York Historical Society's annual History Makers Gala; ArtWorks "Art Of This World" fundraiser; Chez Bushwick & Jonah Bokaer's 2014 Annual Benefit Party.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Palm Beach and Miami Social Diary. Part II of Augustus Mayhew's
coverage of art and design in Palm Beach and Miami with this installment on Haute Design: Christian Siriano at Neiman's PB, and Rem Koolhaas & Studio Job at Faena SoBe.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Dancers, Teachers, Mentors and just plain fans, Celebrate the Art and Heart of Dance.
SOCIAL DIARY
Last night at the Metropolitan Museum's Temple of Dendur, the University of St Andrews hosted it 600th anniversary gala benefit in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Miami Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew goes to Art Miamia 25 + Design Miami X + ICA I + Design District + Miami. And you can go with him and get a good look at what it was all about.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt covers the
Kennedy Center Honors where during the weekend festivities George Stevens Jr. took the spotlight when he announced that after 37 years of producing this great show, he's stepping down. Jaws dropped.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Wanton Wednesday: Remembering The Bosom of Ann Sheridan ... Who'll Get The Best Actor Oscar? ... "Homeland" and "State of Affairs" Heat Up TV.
SOCIAL DIARY
Cold rainy days; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge come to town to brighten it up; a book signing reception at Creel & Gow for "Marella Agnelli The Last Swan"; and last Thursday night's 85th anniversary celebration for Bloomberg's Businessweek, a major gala starring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
HOUSE
Big Old Houses. John Foreman visits the Boston suburbs, where good taste
can go too far.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Tasty Tuesday — William and Kate ... Nicki Minja ... Miley and Patrick ... Madonna's Stocking Stuffers?!

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Across the World

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Guest Diary

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Dining

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Philanthropy

Silda Wall Spitzer Does the Right Thing.

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Shopping Diary

It's a wrap!

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Calendar

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House

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Gallery

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Art Set

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Travel

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Social History

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