GUEST DIARY Tomorrow is the annual Hat Lunch of the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy. Alison Minton, who will be taking it all in, recalls how her own obsession with hats came to be, and what she's always observing.
HOUSE Re-visiting Big Old Houses. This week John Foreman takes us to the only house in Tuxedo Park that is lived in by the family that owned it originally, more than a century ago.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Tuesday's Topics: Tyranny ... Sally Kellerman ... Richard Avedon ... "Charlie Brown" ... Olivia de Havilland ... Hugo and Kim.
SOCIAL DIARY Last Thursday night's 10th annual Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation dinner at Sotheby's honoring Ronald Lauder. Major philanthropic turnout.
PARTY PICTURES The New York Botanical Garden's 25th Anniversary of the Antique Garden Furniture Fair Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale; NewYork-Presbyterian's annual Gala benefit dinner; Storefront Academy's 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Just Another Manic Monday — Will Ferrell (Blech!) ... The "Absolutely Fabulous" Movie (Yay!) ... and What Will Happen to Poor Martha on "The Americans" This Week? Stay Tuned.
BEAUTY Uber-super-duper celebrity and film publicist Peggy Siegal gives Delia von Neuschatz the full rundown on "The Power of Being Well Groomed." It's all in the details, details, details ...
GUEST DIARY Julie Baumgold's A Goblet of Poison; Fairy Tales of Manhattan. Today's story: "The Platinum Hamburger; the Tinder Box." A soldier walks into a swank restaurant, meets a Manhattan lady of means; and things happens unexpectedly.
PARTY PICTURES The Versailles Foundation's annual black tie benefit dinner; The annual "Tulip Party" to benefit The Fund for Park Avenue; The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Health Education Seminar and Luncheon.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit a man of our times, Rio Hamilton, in his SoHo loft.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Happy Birthday, To You, Ann-Margret!
SOCIAL DIARY Sunny and chilly day in New York, the Michael's jam packed including Lady Gaga's mother; plus Sandra Lee and Lisa Fuld telling me about City of Hope's upcoming luncheon; and Tuesday night's Orpheus Gala.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part LVII. Ever curious, always with sketchbook in hand, Bob meets the most interesting people (he even dines with Harper Lee!) while taking in the nightlife of the '60s.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: A New Book Tells How The Queen of Hollywood and the King Of Pop Became Such Good Friends.
SOCIAL DIARY Sunny day, April showers in the late afternoon, chilly at night. So much going on in the philanthropic social season, honoring philanthropist and mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Architectural League, and 8 starsincluding our incomparable Ms. Liz, honored by the New Jewish Home.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Wednesday's Wasabi Wrap: The Ruin of Johnny Manziel ... Beyonce's Bitter "Lemonade" ... "Shame of Thrones?" And just who IS "Becky with the Good Hair?"
PARTY PICTURES New Yorkers for Children's annual Spring Dinner Dance; AMNH's 6th Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon; The New York Botanical Garden's Conservatory Ball Leadership Luncheon; The Sixth Annual Brooklyn Artists Ball.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. John achieves a lifelong wish, to view the interiors of the Duke Mansion on 78th and Fifth from bottom to top, and is not disappointed.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Watching Movies, New and Old — "The Huntsman" Dazzles ... "Possession" Made Me Crazy and Sleepy!
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful weekend in New York. A dinner for Hillie Mahoney and her riveting memoir; plus Oceana's gala dinner at the Four Seasons, and the New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children luncheon at the Pierre.
GUEST DIARY Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor, covers a publication party for Andrew Solomon and his brilliant new book: "Far & Away" published this week by Scribner.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face — Barbra Streisand, 1962. Also — Sheila Nevins ... "Cagney" ... and the 50th Anniversary of "Mame."
ACROSS THE WORLD Jeanne Lawrence's San Francisco Social Diary: The Oscar de la Renta Gala and the California Pacific Medical Center 2020 Gala.
GUEST DIARY Jesse Kornbluth has a few thoughts about Passover and Katz's Delicatessen and a new book called "Eating Delancey." Even if you're not into the pastrami, or you're controlling yourself, you'll like the Joan Rivers paragraph about Jewish cuisine.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH revisit their 2010 interview with furniture and interior designer Laura Kirar in her eclectic apartment on the Upper East Side.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Did "The Boss" Fire Melissa McCarthy's Box-Office? Also — Drew Barrymore ... Gloria and Anderson.
SOCIAL DIARY A bright sunny day and heavy traffic required some walking and some buses, seeing how Mother Nature (and the neighbors) are dressing up the neighborhood. Plus a note of history of Yorkville.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part LVI. Bob moves to a new apartment on East 83rd Street and finds a new part of town.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Thursday's Tossed Salad: Happy Birthday, Queen Elizabeth ... Drinking With Shakespeare ... Doris Roberts ... Quest magazine celebrates Philanthropy ... Missing Joan Rivers; Now More Than Ever.