December 9, 2016   
PARTY PICTURES
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's 11th Double Helix Medals dinner; A preview of "Manifesto" at the Park Avenue Armory, featuring Cate Blanchett; The Museum of the City of New York presented its 2016 Louis Auchincloss Prize to playwright Tony Kushner; Palm Beach Day Academy honors Ambassadors Circle Members at reception.
ACROSS THE WORLD
South Florida Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew attends the 10th annual
Festival of Trees at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens; Design Miami's Design Visionary SHoP Architects' project; then on to Bal Halbour for the galleries; and finally Paige Rense's dinner for her friend Norman Lear at Club Colette.
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH re-visit their 2013 interview with Carol Fertig, who sadly passed away this past Tuesday. She will be missed but her creativity and generosity of spirit will live on.
SOCIAL DIARY
The Grey weather, heavy traffic to annoy and the coincidental previously told story about a cab ride in Manhattan; plus strange wonders in the skies at nighttime over Manhattan.
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part LXXXIX. Spring in 1967 in New York all
around the town, with sketchbook.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: "Westworld" Ends, Confusingly ... "The Affair" Continues, Depressingly ... Good Manners Are Not Dead, and  Gina Lollobrigida as The Queen of Sheba.
SOCIAL DIARY
The man who nobody loved. A story from this month's Quest Magazine about Vincent Astor, the richest young American on Ferncliff, the Astor estate in Rhinebeck, New York.
PARTY PICTURES
Fund for Park Avenue's 71st annual Tree Lighting ceremony and Carol
Sing!; The 30th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue; Hospital for Special Surgery's Annual Autumn Benefit; New York Lupus Inaugural Gala – Free the World of Lupus, United We Can.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: America's Day of Infamy. We Must Not Forget It — Or the Years That Followed.
SOCIAL DIARY
A day in the nabe unveiling of a Historic Marker for the Henderson Place enclave just three blocks up the avenue; and a post-script to yesterday's Diary about Harry Benson's background and father.
PARTY PICTURES
The Annual Christmas Luncheons at Doubles; A kickoff party for Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc; Gilda's Club's 21st Anniversary Benefit Gala; Grand opening of The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
HOUSE
Big Old Houses. We re-visit John touring the beautiful Colonial Revival house built by Theodate Riddle which she designed herself with the consultation of Stanford White.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: "Miss Sloane" Lobbies on the 86th Floor! Also, More on "La La Land."
SOCIAL DIARY
New Yorkers learned over the weekend the how's and why's of the city's all-over gridlock; plus reviewing "Harry Benson; Shoot First," the documentary of the great photographer who celebrated his 87th birthday on Friday.
GUEST DIARY
No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol in thinking about the sartorial standards
of Harry Benson considers today's mainline sartorial choices of men.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Teasing "La La Land" ... Marilyn's Famous "Kennedy Gown" Still Raking in Millions ... Liz and Gerri Hirshey Talk Helen Gurley Brown at The National Arts Club.
SOCIAL DIARY
Last night's Cinema Society New York premiere screening of "Harry Benson; Shoot First," at the Beekman Theatre with a big cocktail reception afterwards at the Carlyle.
PARTY PICTURES
New York City Ballet's Ashley Bouder With Youth America Grand Prix; The Melanoma Research Foundation's Wings of Hope gala; A culinary and musical gala celebrating Copland House; Pratt Institute's first annual Design Symposium; A cocktail reception hosted by JCS International.
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH re-visit President and Chief
Executive Officer of Housing Works, Charles King, who lives in a tiny, book-filled guest room within the East 9th Street residence.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: My Night With Damian Lewis! More on Gloria Grahame (and Annette Bening).
PARTY PICTURES
Citymeals on Wheels 30th Annual "Power Lunch for Women; The Child Mind Institute's seventh annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner; The Annual Millbrook Hunt Ball; The Fresh Air Fund's Annual Fall Benefit, "Cirque du Fresh Air."
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page, Part LXXXVIII. New York downtown was coming alive; the
artists hung out first at the Cedar Bar and then Max's Kansas City where all the POP artists spent their time along with movie stars and rock musicians.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Thursday Throw-Down: Dolly Parton ... Michelle Dockery ... Miss Dior, Natalie Portman and the Sound of Janis Joplin!
SOCIAL DIARY
The rains came yesterday; UNICEF hosted its annual gala honoring Katy Perry where Hillary made a surprise appearance; Monday night at Donohue's and then Caravaggio; Augustus Mayhew reports from the opening night of Art Miami.
GUEST DIARY
Darling Duane Hampton takes her Instagramic interest one step along
with NYSD's and here is her first season at the task of fascinating.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Glorious Gloria Grahame — Draped in Sex Appeal! Also — Harry and Gigi Benson Feted in New York ... "The First Noel" Enlivens The Apollo Theater ... Don't Cry For Patti LuPone, Just Put Her on Your Christmas Tree!
PARTY PICTURES
The American Friends of Blérancourt's annual Gala dinner; Preservation League of New York State Honors 2016 Pillars of New York; The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's 4th annual Food & Wine Gala; A fundraiser to support Pajama Program; A Palm Beach Celebration for Gil Walsh's New Book.
HOUSE
Big Old Houses. With John Foreman we re-visit Onteora Park and a house
called Napeenja (now Nehapwa) built for the Roberts familiy of Philadelphia in 1892.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Tuesday's Tossed Salad: Anne Rice ... Tom Hiddleston ... Indira Varma ... Polly Walker ... Billboard's Kevan Kenney ... and how Mariah Carey "festivizes" the holidays (Cleavage and diamonds — everyday's a holiday for Mariah.)

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