HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Italian architect Luca Andrisani in his Hell's Kitchen townhouse.
GUEST DIARY Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor, covers opening night of her husband's musical "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater" at Encores! Off-Center. Composer Alan Menken, Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori, along with a great cast and crew, have blessed us all.
ACROSS THE WORLD July in Paris: All that glitters. Our ace travel guide sets her sights on a week in Paris, attending the National Jewelry Institute's cocktails at Le Bristol, a gala dinner at the Louvre; exhibitions at Christie's; runway of the Versace collection, lunching and dining out, and shopping, too.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Tilde Swinton as "Auntie Mame?" Can a Camp Classic Be Updated? Hollywood is Going to Try!
SOCIAL DIARY Very Hot days all over, but Michael's still packing them in with some famous and some timely notables lunching; plus DPC celebrates another birthday with old friends at Sette Mezzo; and Joe Armstrong's email about Hot deep in the heart of Texas these days.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, Part LXX, New York. Ubiquitous and with trusty sketchbook under arm, Bob meets a famous model at a hair salon, then hits the dinner circuit full of now famous activities and memorable talent. Total New York.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Anna Gunn Fights For Her Right To Be Unapologetically Powerful and Rich in "Equity." (And Don't Try to Placate Her with a Cookie!)
GUEST DIARY No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol has found the solution for the dog day afternoons in the sweltering heat not to mention politics, violence, and everything else coming our way: She's gone to the dogs. You should too.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Coming Soon "Nero" The Musical? Also, Michelle Dockery Heads to the Old West ... A Terrific Disaster Film from — Norway! ... Shakespeare in a Parking Lot and our lovely (and un-lovely) fan mail.
SOCIAL DIARY Very hot day in New York, got caught up reading Linda Fairstein's new novel, the best distraction from Mother Nature's heating system.
PARTY PICTURES Hope for Depression Research Foundation's kick-off for Inaugural Walk of Hope & Shop for Hope; A Preview Benefit Cocktail Party for the 2016 East Hampton Antiques Show; The Anderson Ranch Arts Center's 50th Anniversary Celebration; American Heart Association's 20th Annual Hamptons Heart Ball.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Celebrating The Glorious Centennial of The Great Olivia de Havilland.
SOCIAL DIARY Hot summer days. Katherine Bryan hosted a cocktail party for her daughter-in-law Hilary Gurley, the director of the new Eleuteri shop on 69th Street, and it turned into a lovefest for vintage jewelry.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Liev Schreiber comes back to Broadway ... Tony Danza returns to cabaret ... HBO's "The Night Of" ... is insanely intense! ... Get well, soon Shannen Doherty.
SOCIAL DIARY Hot summer days in New York; the Michael's Wednesday lunch with a surprise star of the room; a touching reunion at Sette Mezzo, and last Saturday's Unconditional Love Gala for the Southampton Animal Shelter.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley Hauge, and JH visit designer Rod Winterrowd, who like many designers came to the job after another entirely different career.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Edith Piaf had No Regrets — Tony Schwartz, who wrote Donald Trump's "The Art of The Deal," has More Regrets than he can count!!
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part LXVIX. Bob takes us on his tour of a day and a night in the city, uptown and down, and later studies the old movies on TV.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Tammy Blanchard Reaches For the Stars in "Tallulah." (Ellen Page and Allison Janney Also Dazzle in This Compelling Film.)
SOCIAL DIARY The death of Besty Bloomingdale. And a strong reminder of a part of New York that never shuts down, never goes away, never gives up, and always promises more for our imagination. And that is Broadway.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: America Overwhelmed By New Affliction — Too Many Choices on TV!! Also — Ann Friel as "Marcella" ... "GOT" fans frozen out ... "Ray Donovan" — the "fixer" can't be fixed ... Elton John brings tennis and good deeds to Las Vegas.
SOCIAL DIARY Very warm days in New York. Today we're featuring one of those great obituaries of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, the father of Prince Dimitri who lives here in New York, in the London Daily Telegraph.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. Revisiting John Foreman's trip to Staten Island to visit the Seguine Mansion, built in 1838 above Prince's Bay.
GUEST DIARY The Amazing Life and Times of Helen Gurley Brown ("Not Pretty Enough") ... The Enduring Artistry of Woody Allen ("Café Society.")