June 30, 2015   
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.
HOUSE
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.
ACROSS THE WORLD
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.
ACROSS THE WORLD
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.
GUEST DIARY
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.
ACROSS THE WORLD
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.
HOUSE
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.
ACROSS THE WORLD
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.
GUEST DIARY
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).
GUEST DIARY
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.

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Across the World

Carol Joynt runs down the most memorable Parties of the Year.

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Guest Diary

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

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Dining

A time for indoor pursuits, warm cocktails, and comfort food.

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Philanthropy

Silda Wall Spitzer Does the Right Thing.

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Shopping Diary

It's a wrap!

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Calendar

Browse our calendar listings and submit your event. It's free!

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House

NYSD House interviews designer Stephen Sills.

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Gallery

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

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Art Set

The Art Set: Art & Food

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Travel

Notes of Paris, Provence and Cannes.

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The List / Cameo

Browse all the faces and names that matter.

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Social History

Chapter XXXI: Palm Beach 1966-1967