PARTY PICTURES Preservation Society of Newport County hosted the Golden Age of Yachting Dinner Dance; Alex Hitz hosted a private screening of "Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices" in Beverly Hills.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: The Privilege of Privacy — Even Stars Deserve It. Britney Attains "Glory" ... Dolly Remains "Pure & Simple." Tony Kushner Explains Joe Pitt — Brilliantly.
PARTY PICTURES Opening Day of The Hampton Classic Horse Show; A book party for Steven Stolman's "The Serial Entertainer's Passion for Parties" in East Hampton.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We re-visit with John "Emdalar," a McKim, Mead & White seaside house in Rhode Island that can make you nostalgic for those oceanside summers with family voices filling the rooms.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: HBO Delivers A Deeply Intense Finale to "The Night Of." MTV Delivers Rihanna and Beyonce. (Come now, are we really talking about anybody else from that music awards show?)
SOCIAL DIARY Quiet in the Last of Summer week in Manhattan, Sunny time for reading, dining, learning, and for Met fans a Big Gift all week.
PARTY PICTURES Fitch's Corner Horse Trials Weekend held at the horse farm of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels in Millbrook; The League to Save Lake Tahoe along with Saks Fifth Avenue presented their annual fund-raising luncheon and fashion show featuring the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2017 Collection.
SOCIAL DIARY Summer's almost over and thoughts turn to What's Next: Fashion Week, and Marie Antoinette; and celebrating a personal garden; plus the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons annual event, to remind.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit landscape designer Mario Nievera in his lower Fifth Avenue apartment that he shares with his husband Travis Howe.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: The Sensational Diary of Melania Trump! (Via Paul Rudnick) ... Mystery Meals ... Donald and Hillary Inspired Poets ... Elton John's Greatest Hit — EJAF! ... "90210 The Musical" and Madonna at MoMA — Surprise!
PARTY PICTURES The stars were out at the 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons hosted by Ronald Perelman at his East Hampton home.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York. We meet Doreen Gehry, sister of Frank, which leads to Igor Stravinsky to Lowell Nesbitt to Andrew Crispo; another example of 1 degree of separation that New York always offers.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Dennis Hopper's Last Picture Show — At Last!! Also, Patrick Wilson and Liam Neeson ... and "Queen of the South" goddess, Veronica Falcon.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful August day, yesterday in New York, Mother Nature's reprieve. Dinner at very busy Sette Mezzo with Alejandra Cicognani and ran into Harry Benson whose docu of his life just premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Wednesday's Rap: Leo's Charity Troubles ... The Bad Old Days of David Caruso ... Happy Birthday Lesley Ann Warren (Miss Scarlett, to you "Clue" Fans.)
SOCIAL HISTORY Augustus Mayhew reviews the brilliant career of late 19th century muralist of the Beaux Arts aesthetic, Albert Herter, whose work a century later is still appreciated in Palm Beach, East Hampton, Newport and Santa Barbara.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We return to John's visit to Lambert Castle, completed in 1893 for a mill-owner on a mountainside overlooking Paterson, New Jersey back when it was known as America's "Silk City."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: "Ben-Hur" 2016. Not Good Enough to Love, Not Bad Enough to Loathe. Let's Just Call it "Meh-Hur." (Wait for It on HBO — soon.)
SOCIAL DIARY Sunny, warm weekend with some rain to cool things a little; while considering the closing of Gawker this week, after 14 years posting, a victim of its own editorial.
PARTY PICTURES The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) hosted its annual Bow Wow Meow Ball.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: The Saga of Judy Garland — Heading Back To Broadway? ... Michael Bublé — a New Record, a New Fragrance, a Femme Fatale to Come Home To!
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part LXXIII: "The Secret Cinema" finished shooting, editing begins and Bob returns to real life (instead of reel life), with sketchbook under his arm ...
BEAUTY Teenage Facial-land. Now that the kids are back from camp, its time to focus on school and skin!
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Mixed Media: Nick Jonas ... Paul McCartney ... "Star Trek" ... Diane Lane ... Liev Schreiber ... Marlon Brando ... "The Twilight Zone" and Elizabeth Taylor's Virginia Farm!