PARTY PICTURES New York Restoration Project's "Concert at the Garden"; Junior Council of the American Museum of Natural History concluded its season; Joyce Theater Foundation's Annual Spring Gala; The Albert Einstein College of Medicine's 53rd Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament and Dinner.
A look back at Sian, Lesley, and JH's 2008 interview with 'jewelry wunderkind' and 'jewelry tour de force' Alexis Bittar.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Everybody (Who was Anybody) Went To Elaine's. A New Book Captures The Woman and Her Restaurant.
SOCIAL DIARY Lovely weather as the holiday weekend approaches. Mary Hilliard gives us the story (and the photos) of Save Venice's gala in collaboration with the Venice Biennale.
Schulenberg's Page, Part XV. The new New Yorker moves up to Gramercy Park, and begins his freelance career. His chum Barbra does TV with Mike Wallace and plays the Blue Angel. Big time.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Turner Classic Movies Finally Celebrates the Fabulous Susan Hayward.
GUEST DIARY A Week in Paris, by Jesse Kornbluth with photos by Helen Kornbluth, 13. Helen takes her camera to Paris and here's what she saw.
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Augustus Mayhew's Miami Moments. A Miami River ramble, a Panther Coffee perk-up,a Design District update; a birthday dinner at MC Kitchen.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Breaking Bad's" Anna Gunn Finally seeks "Equity" ... "Spider-Man" Must Always Remain the Same ... Kate Betts has a "Paris Dream" that Became a Reality.
SOCIAL DIARY Gigi and Harry Benson listen to to The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Jazz Band at Soho House; Jeannette and Alex Sanger's book signing for Kevin Kwan; and the New York Landmarks Conservancy Chairman's Award Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club.
John Foreman explores the Upper East Side mansion of one of his favorite (dead) people, architect Ogden Codman Jr.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Money Changes Everything ... "Nurse Jackie" Dies ... "Penny Dreadful" Soars ... Julianne Moore Looks Into the Troubled Life of Author Lee Israel.
SOCIAL DIARY A rainy weekend inspired some surprise reading, going back to Chips Channon's diaries from 1934 to the early 1950s. A social gadfly's observations transformed into history of our world and our times.
PARTY PICTURES Glass House's third annual Summer Party fundraiser; Group for the East End annual benefit, Where the Wild Things ...; Guggenheim Young Collectors Council celebrated Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim; The Boys' Club of New York's Twelfth Annual Golf Outing.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt takes us through a day that culminated with a rainbow White House.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Celebrating the Divine Ann Blyth ... Brian Williams to the Rescue of MSNBC? (Somebody Has to Rescue It!) ... Today's Male Movie Star: Gay Friendly to the Max!
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Tara Seawright, who wandered in, barefoot and wearing a not-for-the-photo dress, greeted us a little vaguely and asked us what we did and why we were there. When she finally sat down, we enjoyed talking to her.
PARTY PICTURES 15th Annual Midsummer Night Drinks benefiting God's Love We Deliver; The Ellen Hermanson Foundation's 20th annual gala; The Women's Forum of New York's 5th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon; YWCA USA's Women of Distinction Awards Gala.
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San Francisco Social Diary. Jeanne Lawrence covers the international tour of Christine Suppes' latest book, Electric Fashion, at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, followed by a national launch at San Francisco's Neiman Marcus.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Eating, Meeting and Greeting at New York's Dining Treasure, Veau d'Or.
SOCIAL DIARY The Wednesday Lunch at Michael's With Barbara Tober who shares with her husband Donald a life in New York of Philanthropy, theatre-going and the Museum of Arts and Design; plus a book launch for Edmund Hollander's "The Good Garden" at Indochine.
Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part XIV. The young artist in New York sees "a thousand dramas daily" all over town for his pen to capture.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Thursday's Mash-Up: Madonna ... Marilyn ... Christopher Lee.
SOCIAL DIARY Remembering Ann Downey, who died yesterday at her longtime hometown of Palm Beach.
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California adventure. Jamee Gregory travels to Southern California meeting her daughter and grandchild in Orange County, staying in a resort in Newport Beach.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Wednesday Wrap: From Terrence McNally to Joan Baez to "An American In Paris."
PARTY PICTURES Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic's annual Summer Benefit; Brain & Behavior Research Foundation's second "Women Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness" luncheon; 20th Anniversary chashama Gala; A cocktail reception in support of the FundaHigado America Foundation.
John Foreman visits the ultimate Big Old House, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: TV'S Raging Question — Is Jon Snow Really Dead? ... Is "Inside Out" Making Grown Men Cry? ... "Five Easy Pieces" Remastered on Criterion ... An Early Summer "Midsummer Night's Dream" in Manhattan.