SOCIAL DIARY Busy days and busy nights here and there, plus what's been happening in the auction market, upcoming events, the Michael's lunch; Dame Helen in "The Audience;" Lenox Hill Neighborhood House gala; some guests at Un Ballo in Maschera last Friday night; a cocktail and dinner party for India Hicks in LA.
PARTY PICTURES 12th Annual Authors In Kind to benefit God's Love We Deliver; MoMA's Jazz Interlude Gala; S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute's annual New York Lupus Handbag Luncheon; Publicolor's annual Stir, Splatter + Roll gala.
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit artist and go-to furniture restorer Karl Kipfmueller in his Clinton Hill townhouse and studio around the corner.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Malice in France's Great Palace — Will "Versailles" Conquer America? ... A Dazzling Night for Literacy Partners.
GUEST DIARY Accessories Diary: Springing Back Into Event Season. Alison Minton goes accessory hunting at parties for AMNH, the New York City Mission Society, and New York International Auto Show.
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Augustus Mayhew covers the flora and fauna at Garden Club of Palm Beach members nurture their roses and orchids, the group's Garden Club of America Flower Show titled Hort Couture.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Golden Age of Entertainment? — I Think It's Right Now! ... Lily Tomlin honored ... "Mamma Mia" To End Its Broadway Run ... Rand Paul — Sexist, or Just Unpleasant to Everybody?
SOCIAL DIARY Busy day yesterday in New York: lunch with the gratitude and trust lady; farewell to Treillage with Bunny and John hosting the reception; and last night's Literacy Partners raised more than a million with Tom Brokaw reading from his new memoir and Ali Wentworth sharing her humor, and Matthew Brown surprising everyone.
Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part V. His new friend Barbra gets a gig at the Bon Soir opening for a new stand-up comic named Phylllis Diller. Overnight word gets around the nation; the new boy in town explores the restaurants where other advertising people went.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Jon Hamm Asks — Moving Past "Mad Men" — Can We Take Him Seriously? Is He Serious?" Of Course! ... A Star-Studded Birthday Bash ... Vanity Fair Goodies.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful Monday in New York. Haircut pressure on a quiet weekday; plus reading about looking up at the Chrysler Building.
HOUSE John Foreman explores the most luxurious residential real estate speculation of 1903, mansion #2 of Marymount School's trio on Fifth Avenue.
Jesse Kornbluth interviews Fern Mallis about her new book of interviews with the gods and goddesses of fashion in New York.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Aging In Public — Women Still Carry a Heavier Load Than Men ... Sunday Night TV — From CBS to PBS, From HBO to Showtime, it's almost too much fun!
SOCIAL DIARY Sunny warm Spring weekend brings out the kids, the dogs and the shorts; plus our "talk" last week at the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy; Nicholas and Courtney Stern's cocktail party for the ICAA; and Barbara Thomas' art exhibition at Estia in Sag Harbor.
PARTY PICTURES ASPCA's 18th Annual Bergh Ball; Brooks Brothers celebrated the Playground Partners of the Women's Committee of the CPC; East Side House Settlement's 16th Annual Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show; Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt discusses Patrick Gavin's "Nerd Prom; Inside Washington's Wildest Week" documentary about the White House Correspondents' Association party. Also WTF Comes to Washington and Maketto makes it to H Street.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Broadway's "Wolf Hall" — Bring Up The Brilliance!
SOCIAL DIARY Remembering Julie Wilson with a great obit from the Telegraph and three examples of the development of an artist.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Joyce Kozloff in her Soho loft where she has been living and working since 1974. She has a new show at the D.C Moore Gallery, which is the culmination of over four years of work.
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Shanghai Social Diary: Part 2 (of 7) of Jeanne Lawrence's Treasures of China's Heritage: Touring with the Global Heritage Fund.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Keeping Up With New York's Wealthy ... Also — Candice Bergen ... Lorraine Bracco.
PARTY PICTURES Kick off party for El Museo's upcoming Gala; Parkinson's Disease Foundation's eighth annual Celebrate Spring New York; Tusk's 25th Anniversary Gala; The NYC Mission Society's annual Champions for Children gala.
Schulenberg's Page Part IV. Bob writes and illustrates the first days in the big town (in the '60s), a job at a major advertising agency, lunching at the Plaza, drinks at PJ Clarke's; assessing the portfolios of major fashion photographers, and hearing the gossip.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Madonna Resists Labels And Has Her Nervous Breakdowns in Private, Thank You ... Kylie Jenner ... Jon Stewart ... Edward Snowden ... Biblical Epics We Love.
SOCIAL DIARY Rainy busy Tuesday evening with a booksigning for Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman hosted by Anna Chapman and Ron Perelman, and then the Paris Review's annual Revel dinner and awards at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Alison Minton takes a last look at what stylish New Yorkers were wearing in February and March at a charity event, a store opening and a private club's celebrations.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Ongoing Evolution of Fashion and Politics.
HOUSE John Foreman has had questions about Marymount School's three Fifth Avenue mansions for 50 years. Now they're answered.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt writes about the Ladies Who Lunch and "Lots More." 'Nuf said ...
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Death Becomes Him, Alas — Paul Walker's Fans Drive "Furious 7" to the Top ... Does Anybody Really Care About Brian Williams? ... More on "The Fortune Hunter."