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July 30, 2014   
SOCIAL DIARY
A perfect summer day in New York finds DPC reading Juliet Nicolson's "The Perfect Summer: England 1911 Just Before the Storm," about the end of the Edwardian era for the upper classes, the 1% of the British. An engrossing, funny and fascinating history of the very rich.
PARTY PICTURES
The 21st Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, One Thousand
Nights and One Night | Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade; Blue Jean Ball and Spectator Luncheon at Fitch's Corner Horse Trials.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH:  Marilyn and Joe — Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye.
HOUSE
John Foreman spends an afternoon in St. Louis at the Magic Chef Mansion. (The what?) The Magic Chef Mansion!
PARTY PICTURES
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's Super Saturday 17, sponsored by
QVC; Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala in Saint Tropez; IYRS School of Technology & Trades Annual Summer Gala; Inaugural Knights of Malta "Legacy of Hope Sunset" cocktail reception; Benefit concert for the Jay Heritage Center in Rye.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Tuesday's Tossed Salad — Wendy Finerman ... Carolina Herrera ... Chita Rivera ... Debi Mazar ... Bette and Joan Rarities on YouTube.
SOCIAL DIARY
A beautiful summer weekend in New York. DPC celebrates his with old friends at Swifty's evoking memories; plus the birthday of JH's mother the week before; Plus the death of John Mazzola, former longtime CEO of Lincoln Center whose funeral will be held today at Frank Campbell's.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt recalled the historic day when Richard M. Nixon resigned the Presidency in August 1974 when she was one of three writing the news copy for Walter Cronkite and the CBS Evening News; And update on the upcoming sale of the Mellon farm in Upperville.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Remembering Jackie Kennedy and Jackie O, on Her 85th Birthday.
SOCIAL DIARY
Beautiful Thursday in New York, a visit with Anthony Haden-Guest and his exhibition of art at Swifty's; the Michael's lunch with the guests' new webisode; and the opening night of Art Southampton.
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit with designer John Douglas Eason, who admits it was a long haul: "It's taken me a long time to really feel comfortable in this business."
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: A "Timely" Lunch ... Chris Meigher's New Venture ... Charles Busch, Vaudeville Veteran ... Bill O'Reilly's Latest.
PARTY PICTURES
LongHouse Reserve's "WHITE HOT + BLUE 2" Benefit; The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's 5th Annual Unconditional Love Gala; The 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse Gala Preview Cocktail Party.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Mick Jagger Energizes "A Most Wanted Man" Premiere ... Hot Stuff Coming to Broadway: "It's Only a Play" and "A Delicate Balance" — Plan in Advance!
SOCIAL DIARY
A nice sunny only slightly humid day in New York; a Maurice Prendergast painting of the local park; a pre-birthday dinner with a friend where we met one of the most famous names in America. And a look at some of the parties filling the social calendar last weekend in the Hamptons.
PARTY PICTURES
 Acria hosts Cocktails at Sunset; Cocktail reception for the New York Stem Cell Foundation's annual summer benefit; Bridgehampton Polo Club's opening day at Two Trees Farm; Opening night of "Clever Little Lies" at Guild Hall.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Jo Nesbo's latest page-turner, "The Son" ... Elaine Stritch — The Great Fantasy Dinner Guest!
HOUSE
John Foreman unearths more treasure on his trek across the Midwest.
TRAVEL
London Social Diary. Sharon, Countess Sondes makes her annual trip to London with her man, Geoffrey Thomas, wines, dines, and goes to Royal Ascot too.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Marlo Triumphs. "Sex Tape" Flaccid ... Ann-Margret Still Sizzles ... Patti LuPone Signs On ... Art Garfunkel Returns Home ... "True Blood" Gets a Healthy Last-Season Transfusion. 
SOCIAL DIARY
Beautiful weekend in New York. Catching up on events: the 20th Anniversary celebration for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and all the memories of past lives that were evoked.
PARTY PICTURES
"Ladies Who Lunch For A "Cure" benefitting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation; AFIPO honors Hans Zimmer in Los Angeles; Komen Greater NYC Young Professionals Pink Rocks the Rock; Inner-City Scholarship Fund's 14th annual Project YESS Reception; 3rd Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt speculates on a rumor about a piece of property (the Mellon estate in Upperville) and who the billionaire might be, and why that's dish; plus the lady celebrates her birthday all week ending on a yacht "Celebration" with good friends, good weather, good food.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Remakes, Re-Boots, A Lack of
Imagination — But The Money Keeps Rolling In! ... Mother/Daughter Memoirs ... The Last Words of Elaine Stritch — Exactly What You'd Expect!

TUESDAY 7/29

The Way They Live:
Big Old Houses: "Magic Chef" ... (really)
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Tuesday's Tossed Salad ...
 

Decorator Series:
Big Old Houses: "Magic Chef" ... (really)
 

MONDAY 7/28

Social Diary:
Summer birthdays
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Remembering Jackie at 85
 

Across The Nation/Across The World:
Washington Social Diary
 

FRIDAY 7/25

Social Diary:
Interesting Inferences
 

Decorator Series:
John Douglas Eason
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Familiar convictions ...
 

THURSDAY 7/24

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: "A Most Wanted Man" ...
 

Party Pictures:
White Hot Summer
 

WEDNESDAY 7/23

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Page-Turners ...
 

Party Pictures:
Cocktails at Sunset
 

Social Diary:
New York scenes
 



CALENDAR
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HOUSE
NYSD House interviews designer Stephen Sills.


ACROSS THE WORLD
Carol Joynt runs down the the most memorable Parties of the Year.

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

DINING
A time for indoor pursuits, warming cocktails, and comfort food.

PHILANTHROPY
Silda Wall Spitzer Does the Right Thing.

SHOPPING DIARY
It's a wrap!


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

ART SET
The Art Set: Art & Food.
 

TRAVEL
Notes of Paris, Provence, and Cannes.
 

THE LIST / CAMEO
Browse all the faces and names that matter.
 

SOCIAL HISTORY
Chapter XXXI: Palm Beach 1966-1967


SOCIAL DIARY
7.30.14: The Perfect Summer

7.28.14: Summer birthdays

7.25.14: Interesting Inferences

7.23.14: New York scenes

7.21.14: American Landscapes

PARTY PICTURES
7.30.14: Sleepless Nights and Horsey Days

7.29.14: Super Saturdays

7.24.14: White Hot Summer

7.23.14: Cocktails at Sunset

7.21.14: Young Professionals and Lifetime Achievements

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