SOCIAL DIARY Gigi and Harry Benson listen 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.
SOCIAL DIARY Last Thursday's performance of Yanna Avis, The Chantouze, at 54 Below was a pleasure with her singing songs of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, Ira Gershwin along with three written and first performed by Marlene Dietrich, as well the songs of Piaf, and of Blossom Dearie.
PARTY PICTURES Play For Pink Breast Cancer Golf Tournament; Hetrick-Martin Institute's School's Out fundraiser; American Institute for Stuttering's 9th Benefit Gala; Japan Society's 2015 Annual dinner; The Women's Division of Albert Einstein College of Medicine's 61st Annual Spirit of Achievement Luncheon.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt covers the sweltering heat, hailstones the size of golfballs, watching a no-hitter, capped off by a meal at a new steakhouse where all the athletes and their pals go after the games.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Remembering the Films of John Stahl ... Remastered Classics from Harry Chapin and Janis Ian ... K.C. and the Sunshine Band — Still Shaking their Booty ... The Oasis That is Austin, Texas.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit designer Debra Blair in her Upper West Side apartment, who tells her clients what works and what doesn't work. Enough said.
Accessories Diary. Nowadays, you can't swing a cross body bag without hitting a brightly colored, floral, sparkly or metallic accessory during the summer months. Alison Minton shows you some examples.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Hard Efforts of Independent Filmmaking ... Chiquita Banana and ... Ingrid Bergman.
SOCIAL DIARY An often cloudy, nice warm summer day in New York. The Michael's lunch is filled with the town's movers and doers in the world of entertainment, media and publishing (along with the bankers).
Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part XIII. The new boy in town after four months, returns to the West Coast and his parents' house in Fresno. The old world is new, and now he has something to compare it to in his sketchbook.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Donald Trump — The Emperor Has No Clothes, But He has Plenty of Money and Hairspray (He Has Also Rattled The Presidential Campaign to Its Bones!) ... Linda Yellen ... Dennis Hopper ... and the sizzling Joey Heatherton.