PARTY PICTURES The 17th Annual Food Allergy Ball; Book Signing Reception for "Marella Agnelli The Last Swan"; John Demsey Holiday Party with Cornelia Guest; George Farias and Anne and Jay McInerney's Christmas Cheer Holiday Party.
HOUSE NYSD House visits Harry Allen in the same apartment we interviewed him in 6 years ago. This time it was gentrification and from there, his thoughts on how little time we give to creativity in our day-to-day lives ...
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San Francisco Social Diary. Jeanne Lawrence points out that there's always a lot going on in SF. There was a book party for Nicky Hilton and her book "365 Style," Beyonce and Jay-Z at the AT&T Stadium; and Paul McCartney at the closing of Candlestick Park where the Beatles performed 48 years ago.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Cecil B. DeMille Re-Discovered ... Dolly Parton's New Platinum ... Discussing "Better Call Saul" at the 92nd Street Y.
SOCIAL DIARY The last six shopping days before Christmas, I was down at Michael's where Jennifer Aniston was hosting a lunch and the place was rocking; plus Firooz Zahedi at HOMER and Christopher Spitzmiller at the the D&D.
PARTY PICTURES The New York Botanical Garden celebrated the 16th Annual Winter Wonderland Ball in the spectacular Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye ... Seth Rogen — An Idiot! ... Madonna Annoyed (To Say The Least!)
PARTY PICTURES ACRIA's 19th annual holiday dinner; NYC Mission Society's Junior Society Holiday Party Benefit; Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's "Collaborating for a Cure"; The Royal Oak Foundation's 17th annual Timeless Design Award.
Accessories Diary. Alison Minton captures the dazzling accessories out on the town proving that the holidays are the perfect time of year to break out the sparkly stuff.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Jennifer Lopez — Don't Call Me a "Cougar." I Just Know What I Like — and I Like 'Em Young! ... Mark Wahlberg Has Been Pardoned Enough ... Sony's Hacking Scandal Accelerates.
SOCIAL DIARY Eight Days to Christmas Eve and the town's getting into it like the windows down at Bergdorf's; JH goes to Michael's; a Memorial Celebration for the late Richard Marshall at the Whitney; a book party on "Manners That Matter Most" at Swifty's.
John Foreman tours a Boston sea captain's manse, and confronts uncomfortable truths about the "Old China Trade."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Critics Flee From "Exodus" but The Box-Office is OK, for Now. (Still — You Are No C.B. DeMille, Mr. Scott Ridley!)
SOCIAL DIARY Busy New York as we move into the final holiday season of the year, with lots of activity, protests, booksignings; Joe Biden awarded, Louis XIV considered; ASPCA Humane Awards and much more.
PARTY PICTURES Park Avenue Armory's annual family fundraising event, the Snowflake Lounge; The Museum of the City of New York's annual Children's Holiday Party; 28th annual Miracle on Madison Avenue; The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art's Second Annual Awards Ceremony.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt discusses the REAL Real Housewives of Washington DC, the ill-fated Bravo show, and specifically the Salahis who gained national publicity for crashing a White House party.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Annie's Spectacular "Big Book" ... New Year's Eve at Barbetta ... People! — Think Before You Press "Send!"
SOCIAL DIARY Brisk and cold in New York. Busy days in midtown; the season spirit emerging; the Michael's lunches, a book signing at Bergdorf Goodman and then dinner at Le Cirque.
NYSD House visits Kitty Hawks and her husband Larry Lederman in their Westchester house that they have spent 24 years perfecting—it is perfect.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Good, The Bad, The Golden Globe Nominations ... Bradley Cooper, Vanity Fair's Ballsy Cover Guy.
PARTY PICTURES The Fund for Park Avenue's annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting; The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute's annual Life Without Lupus Gala; New-York Historical Society's annual History Makers Gala; ArtWorks "Art Of This World" fundraiser; Chez Bushwick & Jonah Bokaer's 2014 Annual Benefit Party.
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Palm Beach and Miami Social Diary. Part II of Augustus Mayhew's coverage of art and design in Palm Beach and Miami with this installment on Haute Design: Christian Siriano at Neiman's PB, and Rem Koolhaas & Studio Job at Faena SoBe.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Dancers, Teachers, Mentors and just plain fans, Celebrate the Art and Heart of Dance.
SOCIAL DIARY Last night at the Metropolitan Museum's Temple of Dendur, the University of St Andrews hosted it 600th anniversary gala benefit in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
ACROSS THE WORLD Miami Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew goes to Art Miamia 25 + Design Miami X + ICA I + Design District + Miami. And you can go with him and get a good look at what it was all about.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt covers the Kennedy Center Honors where during the weekend festivities George Stevens Jr. took the spotlight when he announced that after 37 years of producing this great show, he's stepping down. Jaws dropped.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Wanton Wednesday: Remembering The Bosom of Ann Sheridan ... Who'll Get The Best Actor Oscar? ... "Homeland" and "State of Affairs" Heat Up TV.