September 23, 2014   
SOCIAL DIARY
UN Week begins on the first day of autumn; Considering the life of Eileen Rockefeller based on her memoir "Being A Rockefeller; Becoming Myself," a frank and thought provoking autobiography.
HOUSE
John Foreman explores a famous Stanford White house in Stockbridge,
MA, and remembers that we all were young once.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: "No Good Deed" ... "Madam Secretary" ... "The Good Wife" ... "The Roosevelts" ... What A Weekend!
SOCIAL DIARY
Last of summer weekend, hearth and home, laundry, books, clearing out for some space and tending the petit jardin that blesses the hearth; and dining out with old friends.
PARTY PICTURES
Kick-off reception for the Alzheimer's Association's 2014 Rita Hayworth Gala; Private Preview for New York Art, Antique and Jewelry Show; International Women's Health Coalition's 30th Anniversary celebration; Book party for Daniel Cappello's "Dinner Diaries"; The H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow's Inaugural New York City Benefit.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt reports on the
new French Ambassador to Washington, Gerard Araud, and why Washingtonians are looking forward to his presence; plus Carol celebrates an important Washington birthday.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: The Making of "Gone" With The Wind" — An Epic Book at a Very Reasonable Price ... To The Left, To the Right — Great Stars Demand That the Camera Obeys ... Remembering Our Dear Friend — Theater Sweetheart, Peggy Hadley.
SOCIAL DIARY
News about the "Hermoine" gala honoring Lafayette's voyage to assist George Washington, coming up in three weeks; plus Quest Magazine hosted its annual Quest 400 party at Doubles, celebrating the magazine's annual list; and a booksigning for Daphne Merkin's "The Fame Lunches."
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Stephen Kelly, who is "either a dealer in Art
Deco who is interested in ophthalmology or an ophthalmologist who is interested in dealing in Art Deco."
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Do We Need a "Ben-Hur" Remake? Not Really — At All ... Will Barbra Make History Again? ... Tea Leoni is "Madam Secretary" ... The Brilliant Read That is "We Are Not Ourselves."
SOCIAL DIARY
A busy day in New York; important news in the world of philanthropy, plus the Michael's lunch, and later the booksigning for Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson and their new book "Gratitude & Trust."
DINING
Bits and Morsels. Ooh, looks good! Erin Frankel takes us to see the
culinary spaces debuting their fall openings. In this column she lists ten of the most anticipated opening of the season. Plus Foodie Event alerts for this evening.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: "Glass Onion" Celebrates The Great John Lennon ... "Pride" Should Be Proud — A Fabulous Film! ... Peter Duchin Revitalized ... Barbra — From the Left, From the Right — Get Over It; Her Voice is the Same From Any Angle!
SOCIAL DIARY
Last night in New York, the 173rd Season of the New York Philharmonic celebrated with performances by Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell and Josh Groban and a gala dinner; also remembering the great Harold Hayes, subject of the documentary "Smiling Through the Apocalypse."
PARTY PICTURES
The Horticultural Society of New York's Circle of Friends hosted a tour of the rooftop garden at the Waldorf Astoria; St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters' Twelfth Annual "Women of Valor" Awards Tea; The 10th anniversary of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.
HOUSE
"Elegant simplicity" is not necessarily John
Foreman's taste, but Belle Grove Plantation makes a compelling case.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Barbra Conquers Jimmy Fallon ... Lesley Ann Warren's "Cinderella" on DVD ... and Movies, Movies, Movies!
SOCIAL DIARY
Beautiful almost autumn day in New York, NYSD back in business "finally," a book party for Mark Whitaker and his new Bill Cosby biography; a cocktail kick-off for the upcoming Park Avenue Armory Gala in October, with the town coming alive with social activity again.
GUEST DIARY
Ellin's Fashion Week Diary Wrap-Up. Ellin goes over the ALL of what she's
seen in the 2015 Spring collections, the trends, the prints, the colors (or no colors), the fits, the skirts, the flats, the heels, and shows you Why.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: "Eleanor Rigby" Disappears — I Am Confounded! ... "City of Lies" Tells The Terrible Truths About Tehran.
SOCIAL DIARY
An upcoming auction evokes memories and history of another time in New York society and nightlife with the sale of the John Perona Collection "El Morocco" coming up tomorrow at Doyle Galleries.
GUEST DIARY
Ellin's Fashion Week Diary, Part VIII. This is it, the last day of Fashion Week (last Thursday). Ellin takes in Ralph, Proenza Schouler, Calvin, and Marc Jacobs.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Everybody's gotta eat. Carol
checks out a homegrown opening (District Doughnut) and DBGB (Daniel Boulud) in our nation's capital. And Happy Birthday Amy Nathan.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Remembering The Twin Towers — My Way.
SOCIAL DIARY
Nice day in New York for Fashion Week; an opening art exhibition of Mac Conner's work at the MCNY, a book signing at Michael's for Judy Bachrach, and the Michael's lunch which was its usual Wednesday business blast.
GUEST DIARY
Ellin's Fashion Week Diary, Part VI. Heading into the final day, Ellin covers
Zang Toi, Michael Kors, and Anna Sui.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Will "Exodus" Lead People To The Box-Office? ... Barbra Streisand Gets Serious About Sirius ... 119 David Bowie Songs! ... Will Reese Witherspoon Give us "Fever?"

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Across the World

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Guest Diary

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Dining

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Philanthropy

Silda Wall Spitzer Does the Right Thing.

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Shopping Diary

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Calendar

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House

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Gallery

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Art Set

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Travel

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Social History

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