February 26, 2015   
SOCIAL DIARY
A New York winter weekday. Lunch at Michael's with Patty Tang; a PEN dinner at the McGraths' with lively conversations with art critic and authur Jed Perl; and a little link to a story of wonder that's true.
PARTY PICTURES
American Friends of the Musée d'Orsay held a lecture and reception; pre-Gala kick-off cocktail party for the NYC Mission Society's Annual Champions for Children benefit ; French Heritage Society's Annual Palm Beach Gala Dinner; The American Ireland Fund's 25th Annual Palm Beach Emerald Dinner Dance.
GUEST DIARY
Alison Minton's Accessories Diary. Fashion:
Looking Back & Moving Forward.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Dame Helen Mirren Rules David Letterman! ... Lyndon Johnson — Re-Thought, Re-Vitalized, Re-Appreciated, Warts and All.
PARTY PICTURES
China Institute's Tenth Annual Chinese New Year Celebration; Pop-up shop preview party to benefit The
Society of MSK; Susan G. Komen's seventh annual Paint the Park Pink; Lighthouse Guild's eighth annual gala; Valentine's Day celebration in Chicago honoring Bunky Cushing; The NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's Seminar on the Frontiers of Medicine.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Final Thoughts (We Think!) About Oscar Night.
SOCIAL DIARY
Cold midwinter Monday; talk about the Oscars "whadja think?"; plus some memories of the Oscars in other times; and Margo Howard on how she put together her memoir "eat, drink & remarry ..."
HOUSE
John Foreman returns from the mountaintop, after a visit to Olana, the
astonishing home of Hudson River School artist Frederick Edwin Church.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: OSCAR 2015 — The Host" is "Meh" ... The Gaga is Magnificent. The Rest is the Usual Coma-Inducing Bore.
SOCIAL DIARY
Cold, snowy weekend in New York, night of the Oscars in the quiet Big Town, evoking memories; plus Shirley Lord's book signing for Leah Wright Rigueur and her new book.
PARTY PICTURES
The Apollo Theater's fifth annual Dining with the Divas luncheon; The New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball's annual leadership luncheon; The Bowery Mission's 16th annual Valentine Gala; The Kravis Center's 2015 Gala.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Carol Joynt considers the Brian Williams scandal as
she eats and drinks her way through winter weekends.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Tom Mankiewicz — What a Life, What a Book!
SOCIAL DIARY
Very very cold and windy in New York with many of us staying close to the hearth rather than venturing out. Plus Memoriams for two of New York's nicest, kindest, hard working people, photojournalist Tom Gates and philanthropist Betsy Bartlett.
GUEST DIARY
Ellin's last day at the Fall 2015 shows, beginning with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein by Francisco Costa, and Marc Jacobs.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Palm Beach and Miami Social Diary. Augustus
Mayhew covers Art Wynwood in Miami, visits eveningwear designer Carmen Marc Valvo and jewelry designers Margot McKinney and Christopher Walling, hits the Coral Gables Museum, walks through Little Havana, and takes in Freedom Tower's spectacular open observation deck.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Oscar, Oscar ... where DOES one keep their Oscar?
GUEST DIARY
No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol heads out to L.A. and makes some fabulous fashion discoveries which even work (however briefly -- and occasionally) with her poodle Sunshine.
GUEST DIARY
Day 7 of NYFW. Ellin happily makes the trek down to Varick Street under a
beautiful morning sky to see the Michael Kors show. Kudos. Missed the Zac Posen but loved what she saw in the photos. Then on to the wonderful Anna Sui, which evokes great personal fashion ideas.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Remembering the Great Lesley Gore ... Elizabeth Taylor, AIDS Activist Recalled.
PARTY PICTURES
Randall's Island Park Alliance Hosts kickoff for 2015 Fielding Dreams NYC Gala; YAGP's "The Making of a Costume; Dance Industry Leaders Gather to Celebrate Dance/NYC; The Perlman Music Program Sixth Charity Wine Auction; Boot-stompin' bonanza to benefit Oxbridge Academy.
GUEST DIARY
Ellin's Fashion Diary, Day 6. A big day for the runways: Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and finally Peter Copping's first collection for Oscar de la Renta. A hit!
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Colin Firth Re-Invents Himself and "Kingsman" Re-Invents
the Spy Genre ... "SNL's" Big Anniversary ... Saying Goodbye to Jon Stewart (Is He Depressed, Exhausted or Just Messing With Our Heads?)
SOCIAL DIARY
Wintry days, maybe grey and glum, but lunch with some of those putting together the ABT 75th Anniversary Gala was enlightening and just interesting New York on many levels, even a glimpse of a maybe-Oz.
HOUSE
John Foreman provides some needed context on Park Avenue's famous Pyne Davison Row.
GUEST DIARY
Ellin's Fashion Week Diary, F/W 2015, Part III. On Day 5,
our intrepid fashion reporter braves the weather (dresses for it), shows, and traffic, including Carolina Herrera, Angel Sanchez, Dennis Basso, and Donna Karan.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Tango Tuesday — Leonardo DiCaprio ... Bill and Hill ... Loretta Young.
GUEST DIARY
Ellin's Fashion Diary. It was a weekend of Fashion Week shows including Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Public School, Derek Lam and Thakoon. Plus Kim, Kanye and North, traveling all over town, moving through the freezing Feb weather like a true fashion trouper.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt reports on a Celebration of the life of a remarkable Renaissance women, a Washington social and cultural leader, Ina Ginsburg, who died at the age of 98.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Monday's Marvelous Women — Yoko ... Helen Mirren ...
Uma Thurman ... Diana Rigg.

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Across the World

Carol Joynt runs down the most memorable Parties of the Year.

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Guest Diary

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Dining

A time for indoor pursuits, warm cocktails, and comfort food.

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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

NYSD House interviews designer Stephen Sills.

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Gallery

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Art Set

The Art Set: Art & Food

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Travel

Notes of Paris, Provence and Cannes.

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The List / Cameo

Browse all the faces and names that matter.

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Social History

Chapter XXXI: Palm Beach 1966-1967