January 30, 2015   
PARTY PICTURES
The New York Public Library Family Benefit 2015; The 2015 Policemen's Ball; Kick off party for the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 2015 Gala; American Friends of The Hebrew University's 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration.
GUEST DIARY
American écrivain Joan Schenkar divides her time between Greenwich Village and Paris. Here is her "Letter from Paris" about the Cimetière de Passy in the 16ème arrondissement.
HOUSE
A look-back to Sian, Lesley, and JH's interview with
interior designer Marshall Watson on Valentine's Day 8 years ago.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: The Wages of Reality TV "Stardom" ... The Waning Days of "Downton Abbey?"
SOCIAL DIARY
A cold, sunny day; a casual lunch on Mad Ave, a good grilled ham and cheese, a great conversation with a friend about a book, with the weatherman's stormy weather behind us.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Clemmer Mayhew's Palm Beach Social Diary. The Class Menagerie: PB Zoo @ Breakers + Ferrari Horsepower @ Jet Aviation's La Bella Machina.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: I'm Just Wild About "Wild" — and Reese Witherspoon ... Judy Abrams — She's No Longer a "Pixie."
SOCIAL DIARY
The great Blizzard Juno moves through New York after much fevered anticipation ruling the day before its arrival, and leaving much disappointment on its departure to the northeast for much rougher visits.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Julianne Moore Moves Closer to Dating Hollywood's Most Wanted Naked Guy — Oscar! ... Tracee Ellis Ross Talks Big Hair and Big Mama (That's Miss Diana Ross, to You!)
SOCIAL DIARY
A stormy winter's day and night in New York with a lovely lunch interlude with a surprise gathering of friends hosted by Lisa Schiff at Swifty's.
HOUSE
John Foreman visits one of the most beautiful houses on Long Island, formerly the home of Winston and CZ Guest.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: The Ladies Who Ruled the SAG Awards — Viola Davis ... Debbie Reynolds ... Frances McDormand ... Julianne Moore.
PARTY PICTURES
Opening night of the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory; ABT's 75th Anniversary Celebration Party at Alice Tully Hall.
GUEST DIARY
Accessories Diary. Alison Minton covers the opening night of the Winter Antiques Show, which presented a great opportunity for people watching in addition to some pretty fabulous antiquing.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt reports on the
renovation of the French Ambassador's residence and its new occupant Gérard Araud, who arrived this past September.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: It's all "Cake" — if not the Oscar frosting — for Jennifer Aniston ... Gucci head man dresses down ... media mavens won't "take lunch" ... Bette Midler ... Pete Peterson ... Judy Garland's surprising "Swan Songs."
SOCIAL DIARY
Last night was the Opening Night Party for the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory with 75 Exhibitors and benefiting the East Side House Settlement.
PARTY PICTURES
Museum of the Moving Image honors Julianne Moore; Opening night of the 4th annual Metro Curates; The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation's 2nd Annual Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Clemmer Mayhew's Palm Beach Social Diary: Winter
Equestrian Festival @ Wellington opens + Humane Society's To the Rescue! Gala @ The Breakers.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Curiosity Killed the Cat, but it made Brian Grazer the super-producer he is today ... Sally Kellerman Sings in New York, and Might Be Back From The Dead on "The Young and the Restless" ... Madonna is "Living for Love" and having fun doing it, too! ... The adorableness of "Paddington."
SOCIAL DIARY
Grey winter's day, interesting lunch at Michael's; Susan Silver swoons over Lord Charles Spencer and his new book at Christie's; a reception and first showing of excerpts of Ric Burns' new film "American Ballet Theatre; A Documentary" at Alice Tully Hall; Opening night of the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair; and the 38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon at the Hilton.
GUEST DIARY
No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol considers that "extreme times all for extreme measures of late ..." and then she gets into it, talking about "everything and everybody pushing the envelope ..."
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Defending Justin Bieber? (Yes, the Apocalypse is Nigh!) ... Angela Bassett's "Whitney" — Ratings Trump Reviews ... More Platinum "Buttah" for Barbra ... We Love Lady Mary Crawley! (Find Your Cuddles Someplace Else.)
SOCIAL DIARY
Grey and dull day, but the social calendar is starting to light up again, with Lord Charles Spencer's booksigning at Christie's, and Julianne Moore being saluted by the Museum of the Moving Image at their gala at 583 Park Avenue.
PARTY PICTURES
A Night of Great Expectation to benefit the Glades Academy Foundation; Kick-off party in Palm Beach for the NYC Mission Society's annual Gala; Bulgari Hosted a "POSH" Affair in Honor of Lighthouse Guild's Annual Gala.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Zeroing In on "American Sniper."
HOUSE
John Foreman stalls for another week in Millbrook, to tell a good story about an old house.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt explains the DC effect on the Oscar nominations regarding "Selma," and explains that Georgetown is in renaissance reminding her of the early days of Camelot.
GUEST DIARY
Jesse Kornbluth reviews Taylor Branch's three
volume biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- "an epic life unfolding in front of your eyes."
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Oscar Nominations, aka: "The Crying Game!"
SOCIAL DIARY
Another cold winter's day in New York; reflecting on the metropolis as a great big small town; plus last night's opening of the Mariinsky Ballet at BAM with a special performance of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake."
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit once-decorating editor-turned-interior designer Katie Ridder in her house in the suburbs, which she shares with architect Peter Pennoyer.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: The Gloves of Madame Clooney ... We Will Remember Everybody Who Passed in 2014 ... The Rich Legacy of Governor Ann Richards.

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Across the World

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

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Guest Diary

Liz Smith: A Tell-All-Your-Friends Triumph...

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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

A section of JH's city pics are now available for purchase.

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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