SOCIAL DIARY Hot muggy day leaves DPC thinking about The Donald and his current role in national politics; plus Ann Nitze returns from Aspen to give her annual summer cocktail on her Upper East Side wisteria-covered terrace.
The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation's 22nd Annual Summer Benefit and Auction; The Parrish Art Museum's 2015 Midsummer Party.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Wednesday Wrap: Tom Cruise ... James Earl Jones ... Joan Collins ... Film Noir ... Angela Lansbury ... and the revival of Swing (on vinyl!)
HOUSE John Foreman visits Sagtikos Manor, a little known Long Island mansion whose Indian name, unfortunately, means "head of the hissing snake."
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Jeanne Lawrence attends the 51st annual San Francisco Debutante Ball where twenty-four stunning young women made their bows.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Phoenix Rises — in Biloxi, Mississippi: Liza's Back! ... New York and the entire Cultural World Mourns the Loss of Ingrid Sischy ... The Ageless and Sexy Paul Rudd.
SOCIAL DIARY Sunny weekend, a brief respite and reunion at Martha's Vineyard; The Watermill Center's 22nd Annual benefit; an Exhibition of Patrick McMullan's Collection at the Salomon Gallery; and the birthday boy takes the cake.
GUEST DIARY No Holds Barred: Kiss Me Cait. Re last night's airing of the first segment of the Caitlyn Jenner reality TV show, Blair Sabol considers the whole matter of the man, the woman and the nature of transgender.
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The new owners of Georgetown's Julia Child House are as interesting as its namesake. Plus, a birthday celebration or two (or three).
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: New Years's Eve In Buenos Aires — A Little Bit of Star Quality ... The Latest "Big Bang" Theory.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit interior designer Kyle Timothy Blood in his Chelsea studio. With a name like that, how could it not be interesting?
Tools and beauty recommendations (which you can purchase!) for this weekend's Watermill Center Annual Benefit and OCRF's Super Saturday.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Glory of Raquel ... The End of "Tut" ... "The "Dames at Sea" Revival ... Iris, and Her Temple of Love!
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful sunny day in New York; lunch at Michael's with a girl from Los Angeles; the Horse Trials at Fitch's Corner; plus a dinner in the Hampton's for sculptor Arthur Carter now exhibiting at the Southampton Arts Center.
PARTY PICTURES The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's 6th Annual Unconditional Love Gala; A cocktail reception for Chess in the-Schools; LongHouse Reserve 2015 Summer Benefit; The Peconic Baykeers annual fundraising gala "Celebration of our Bays."
Schulenberg's Page, Part XVIII. Bob takes Paul Bartel to a performance of Barbra's show where he learns that Elliot Gould (the star in the show) is now in her life, too. Meanwhile, plans are made for Bob to go to Paris for a month.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: What's Really Doin' In The Ruins of Pompeii? ... Danger! Danger! Robots!! ... Keep Young and Beautiful ... Ryan Gosling is Stylin' ... The Art of John Lennon.
SOCIAL DIARY JH makes a rare departure form town to visit upstate New York with his family on his mother's birthday; Lunch at Michael's with Linda Fairstein who's about to publish her 17th crime novel set in New York; plus Harry and Gigi Benson go to a gala in Monte Carlo; while down in Nashville they are still talking about the timeless elegance of the 53rd annual Swan Ball.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Vanity Fair and Marie Brenner Tell Us — Paris is Burning, Again. Also — Cicely Tyson ... Angela Lansbury ... Monte Carlo Royals.
HOUSE John Foreman discovers Hampton, an unexpected outpost of the "Old South" located a thousand feet from the Baltimore Beltway.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Tuesday With — Trump ... Tut ... Katie Holmes ... "Lizzie Pepper" ... and Raquel Welch.
SOCIAL DIARY Sunshine, rain and relentless heat for the weekend; the town turned out for the Cinema Society's Special Screening of Woody Allen's latest film "Irrational Man" at MoMA, followed by a party at the New York Palace Hotel.
No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol is taken to dine at Ralph Lauren's new Polo Bar, and was in for a surprise; and then this "non-foodie" discovered Vedge in Philadelphia where she had another surprise quite contrary. Plus her visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary, now transformed into a cultural center/art gallery.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Remembering — When Elaine Stritch Tried Her Best With ... Woody Allen!
PARTY PICTURES The Dubin Breast Center's 2nd Annual Fresh Air event; The Boys & Girls Club of Bellport Area's 12th Annual Beach Ball; Kick off for Southampton Hospital's 57th Annual Summer Party; 11th annual "A Hamptons Happening" fundraiser to benefit SWCRF; National Academy Foundation's annual benefit.
Augustus Mayhew visits the Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi, built in the 1880s in Milan, a Neo-Renaissance reconstruction. The Americans of that age found serious inspiration for their own palaces.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Rationally, Woody Allen's "Irrational Man," Makes No Sense. But, the Party Was Divine.
SOCIAL DIARY Sun, rain, hot, mid-Summer day in New York making the Michael's Wednesday lunch, getting my ears filled with new information, going back to my books for more of it.
Schulenberg's Page, Part XVIII. The young man sees his friend become a star before his eyes, and at the same time serendipity led him on a trip to Paris ...
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Hollywood's Walk of Infamy — Let's Not Be Hypocrites About Trump and Cosby ... The Unfettered Ian McKellen ... TV Today.