SOCIAL DIARY Yesterday in New York: A book party for Jon Huntsman Sr. and his autobiography "From Barefoot to Billionaire" at the Four Seasons restaurant; followed by the Park Avenue Armory's annual Gala.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Shawn Henderson in his compact New York space where "There is something about being able to see everything that you have."
Sharon King Hoge travels with the American Friends of Versailles visiting Bourbon locations in Spain, escorted by Bourbon descendants of the Kings of France.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Even if Nobody Else Does, I Welcome Taylor Swift to New York City! ... Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren — the only Democratic Ticket that Makes Sense? (Can Win!) ... "American Gigolo" The TV Series? ... Fashion and Society Will Stop on Monday, Saying Farewell to Oscar de la Renta.
SOCIAL DIARY The British Are Coming, the British are coming; yesterday in New York, lunch with Philip and Joan Kingsley et al; later a book signing reception and reading for HRH Princess Michael of Kent at the Chinese Porcelain Company.
Catching up on events for Career Transition For Dancers, the Women's Committee of Central Park Conservancy, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and the Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Bette Midler's "Hulaween" Is Ready to Dazzle Manhattan ... Darlene Love Will Sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" again ... Daniel Radcliffe's Rap Alphabet ... Discovering Cameron Diaz in "The Counselor."
SOCIAL DIARY Fair autumn day in New York. Monday night's New York City Center Gala featuring the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart with an all-star Broadway cast; plus yesterday American Cancer Society's Mothers of the Year luncheon at the Plaza, and Mark Gilbertson's annual autumn cocktail party.
GUEST DIARY This week, Alison Minton's Accessories Diary focuses on the abundance of statement jewelry at events for The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Fund for Park Avenue, and the Central Park Conservancy.
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South Florida Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew reports on the final day, and the jury's verdict on the trial of John Goodman ("Guilty").
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Wednesday's Rap: What's In and Out in Bazaar ... Mario Buatta ... Harvey Weinstein ... Jesse Kornbluth.
HOUSE John Foreman visits one of Carrere and Hastings' most beautiful houses, and reflects on the road to hell.
Tracy Jackson and Paul Williams made their way through the heavy Parisian traffic to 137 rue Bucherie to the fabled Shakespeare and Company for a book reading, signing, and chatting.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Famous Show Biz Addicts — Oh, Don't Feel So Superior! (You've Got Your Own Issues) ... The History of The Playboy Club ... "Homeland" Crazier Than Ever ... Stevanna Jackson ... Defining Moments ... Debbie Harry.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful weekend in New York, catching up with last week's World Monuments dinner; also JH attending a cousin's wedding up the Hudson, and the final word on Linda Fairstein's wedding on Martha's Vineyard to her longtime friend Mike Goldberg.
PARTY PICTURES Gala events for ABT, Alzheimer's Association, American Museum of Natural History, and more.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt recalls the greatness of Ben Bradlee, the legendary editor of the Washington Post who died last week at age 93.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: We Love You, Renee Zellweger! ... Vanessa Redgrave ... Joely Richardson ... "La Dolce Vita" Still Dazzles!
SOCIAL DIARY Part of the rundown of a very busy week on the social calendar in New York including the World Monuments Fund dinner, the ABT Gala, the New York Hospital Cornell Weill annual gala; the Versailles/Giverny lunch at La Grenouille; Madison Avenue Heritage Week; and Linda Lavin at Baruch College's special anniversary events.
Robert Couturier was our very first HOUSE interview in 2006 and he helped us set the tone for the kind of column we wanted. Our second interview is just as good ...
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: You'll Never Forget Being "Disgraced" on Broadway ... Joan Juliet Buck Tells Us How to Be Civilized ... Will We Be "Bewitched" Yet Again?
PARTY PICTURES The Frick Collection's annual Autumn dinner; "2014 Fiesta" gala benefiting the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.
With her eye on accessories, Alison Minton goes to The Museum of the City of New York's annual New York After Dark Party; a celebration for the American Friends of the Louvre at Bernardaud; and the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard & Airmen's Club's Military Ball.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Frank Rich Reminds Us: "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose." (That's French for "Stop complaining, it's all the same old crap!") ... Barbara Walter's "Ten Most Fascinating People" — We've Got Four, Where Are the Rest? ... Monica Lewinsky Takes on Cyber-Bullies.
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful autumn day in New York; Remembering Oscar de la Renta who died this past Monday after a lifetime of a glorious career; and lunching with the Central Park Conservancy's Women's Committee with their guest speaker John McEnroe hilariously interviewed by Lynn Sherr.
"Safe Motherhood Initiative" at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia; A book party for Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser; 25th annual Light Up A Life Halloween carnival; A reception to celebrate the Park Avenue Tree Lighting; Bridges of Understanding's annual awards dinner; Kick off for "Fashion Roars" to benefit Generation Ubuntu.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Remembering the Great Oscar de la Renta ... HBO's "Mr. Dynamite" Lights Up The Genius of James Brown ... The Brilliant "Nostalgia" of Annie Lennox.
HOUSE John Foreman completes his tour of Shadow Lawn, the not-so-romantic boondoggle palace of former F.W. Woolworth president, Hubert T. Parson.
Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor, attended a party hosted by art collector Beth DeWoody celebrating Charlie Scheips' new book about Elsie de Wolfe, aka Lady Mendl.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "War, Huh! — What is it Good For? Absolutely Nothing." (As Edwin Starr sang.) But "Fury" is Still a Gripping War Movie ... Diane Von Furstenberg Tells The Story of Her Life ... The Hollywood Reporter Celebrates Glenn Close.