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.
SOCIAL HISTORY A lookback at New York twenty-six years ago by Mary Hilliard when glamour was still the prerequisite and it lit up the night, along with the guests, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Placido Domingo for Valentino's 30th Anniversary at the top of his game.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH re-visit renowned gilder Sheelin Wilson who wore a dress that glinted with metallic thread. According to Sheelin, "I don't have a grand lifestyle. I'm pretty much a peasant! I really am. I choose to live very simply. I like drinking red wine and I buy my clothes from H&M."
SOCIAL DIARY Lunch yesterday at Sette Mezzo with Wendy Goodman about her new book "May I Come In; Discovering the World in Other People's Houses." This is not a shelter volume but a contemporary history about the way people live.
PARTY PICTURES The New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala, New York, Meet Jaap; together1heart's inaugural New York Gala honoring Susan Sarandon and Danny Abeckaser; The annual National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk and Autism Speaks Walk.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part CLXXIX. It's February 1970, the trial of the Chicago Seven was ending, the subject remained on the public consciousness: Vietnam!
SOCIAL DIARY Autumn moving in with more sun, clouds, rain and warm temps and a very sad neighborhood incident that provoked the sweet topic of our dogs.
TRAVEL Festival Napa Valley recently "uncorked" its 13th season where Jeanne Lawrence was one of a delighted 10,000 attendees who enjoyed wine, food, and cultural events over ten days at a multitude of venues throughout the Valley's Wine Country. Part 1.
PARTY PICTURES Chantilly's equestrian tradition takes center stage at Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly's gala evening at the Great Stables; The Educational Theatre Foundation's fourth annual Broadway Back to School; The Durst Organization and The Everglades Foundation Hosted New York City Benefit to Protect America's Everglades
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: Gwyneth Paltrow ... Cher ... Marianne Faithfull ... NBC TV Stars Party at The New Four Seasons ... The Return of "Murphy Brown."