September 23, 2016   
SOCIAL DIARY
Celebrating the beginning of our 17th year on the internet, New York Social Diary is publishing the very first posting we made on September 21, 2000, with many many thanks to our readership.
PARTY PICTURES
New York City Ballet's 2016 Fall Gala, "Celebrating Five Years of Ballet & Fashion"; MAD at Michael's; Tuesday's Children hosted its "Roots of Resilience Gala."
BEAUTY
Beauty Spotlight with Emmy award-winning journalist,
television producer and CBS 2 news anchor, Kristine Johnson.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Jared Leto ... Andy Warhol ... Gerald McRaney ... Toni Basil ... Joan Jett ... Betty Buckley ... Molly Pope. And please, do as Andrew Sullivan commands — Put Down That Phone!
SOCIAL DIARY
A beautiful sunny day with a luncheon hosted by Shirley Lord for Amy Astley the new editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest, and a big book signing party for Bunny Williams and her new book "A House By the Sea" at John Rosselli's gallery on East 61st Street. Then home before dark.
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page, Part LXXVIII. Bob shows up at DPC's apartment in New
York with his camera and his sketchbook, and then off to others recording his day as he goes along and the world opens up for him.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Edward Albee and Other Writers I Have Known.
SOCIAL DIARY
An evening at the New York City Ballet's annual fall gala at Lincoln Center; the recent trip of the American Friends of Paris Opera Ballet for the presentation of Alexei Ratmansky's "The Sleeping Beauty"; plus last week's opening of the Museum of Arts and Design's Crochet Coral Reef; TOXIC Seas.
PARTY PICTURES
Cocktails and shopping for Same Sky; Opening reception at FIAF for
Edgar Degas' Little Dancer; All-star chefs salute culinary icon Roger Vergé.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Wednesday's Rap: Warren Beatty ... Bette Midler ... Stevie Nicks ... Mariah Carey ... Rosie's Theater Kids and more "Eternity" Musings.
PARTY PICTURES
New Yorkers For Children hosted their Annual Fall Gala celebrating its 20th anniversary benefiting youth in foster care in New York City. Bill Farrelland company was there to take it all in.
HOUSE
Big Old Houses. With John we re-visit the Morris-Jumel mansion in
Washington Heights, the home for more than a half century of Eliza Jumel -- who married Aaron Burr and entertained DeWitt Clinton, Joseph Bonaparte and Thomas Jefferson -- and outlived them all.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Renee Zellweger — We Love Her, and We Love her New "Baby" ... More Stars for Chita Rivera's Big November Night ... Another Winner From Ken Burns ... Re-Thinking "From Here to Eternity."
SOCIAL DIARY
Saturday night dining in midtown when the explosion occurred. A look at the Bergdorf Goodman windows; and more photos from Thursday night's Quest 400 party.
BEAUTY
Real common sense fall beauty tips to help your leftover-from-summer
overexposed and congested skin and dry, brittle, even burnt hair. As if that's not incentive enough, the ultimate beauty product giveaway.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Monday's Frenzy of Renown: Taylor Swift ... Lupita Nyong'o ... Bruce Springsteen ... Chevy Chase ... The Statue of Liberty and Criterion's Remastered "Valley of The Dolls."
SOCIAL DIARY
A beautiful day and evening in New York, and the Quest 400 Party at Doubles hosted by DPC and Chris Meigher.
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Aesthetic Movement's Jesse James and his
husband and business partner Kostas Anagnopoulos (Gus) in their beautiful but humble home in Jackson Heights.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Maureen Dowd's "Derangement" ... The Mystery of Inga Arvad.
SOCIAL DIARY
A busy, warm day in New York. The Michael's lunch with Brooke Hayward, and all the familiar faces and then some. And a clear thinking, uplifting "Annual Letter" from the Ford Foundation's formidable humanitarian leader Darren Walker.
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page, Part LXXVII. New York. The new artist in town, also
working on underground cinema, meets (and hires briefly) another working artist who is also in underground filmmaking, Andy Warhol.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Autumn in New York, Theater in New York: Judith Light and "All The Ways To Say I Love You" ... Red Bull's "Tartuffe" ... "Jersey Boys" Head Back to The Tunnel.
SOCIAL DIARY
Beautiful busy late summer day in New York. Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder hosted a reception for their new book (their new) "A House in the Country." Plus a book party at Rizzoli for Betsy Pinover Schiff's "Sidewalk Gardens of New York."
GUEST DIARY
No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol considers these times of fashion, of
political parties, of fame and ultimate fortune and sees a far different season upon us.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Natalie Portman's "Jackie" — From Venice Acclaim to Oscar Gold? 
ACROSS THE WORLD
San Francisco Social Diary. Jeanne Lawrence attends an amazing artbash at Stonescape in Napa, the country property and private museum of art collectors Norah and Norman Stone who hold a biennial fete for their friends.
HOUSE
Big Old Houses. With John we re-visit the mansions of Katrina and Spencer
Trask, a story of joy and sadness and the ability to regenerate from tragedy.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Meg Ryan Travels to "Ithaca" To Make Her Directorial Debut. (And Keep an Eye on Her Star, Alex Neustaedter!)
SOCIAL DIARY
George Farias gave his annual End of Summer dinner in East Hampton in a spectacular evening on Lily Pond Lane.
PARTY PICTURES
The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT hosted their annual luncheon
honoring Akris Creative Director Albert Kriemler with its 2016 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Pippa Middleton's Taki Marriage in Quest ... The Lady Chablis — Let's Cry Two Tears in a Bucket ... Cicely Tyson Honored By The Theater Wing.
SOCIAL DIARY
Back in town week, busy Michael's Wednesday and Thursday, a private book signing for Jill Kargman's new book "Sprinkle Glitter On My Grave." And up in Bedford the Playhouse debuts with an all-star benefit.
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Mindy Papp's real life fairy tale property,
Netherstillworthy, in Bedford.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Still Missing The Great Morley Safter.  Also, Winona Ryder (Yay!) ... Mel Gibson (I Like a Lot of His Work) ... Angela Lansbury (Do It — "GOT" Needs You!)  And The Lesson of Lena Dunham — When Will They Ever Learn?
SOCIAL DIARY
Fashion Week in New York opened yesterday and up at Lincoln Center where the Couture Council of the Museum of FIT hosted their annual fundraising luncheon, drawing hundreds of guests and honoring Albert Kriemler, the third generation Creative Director of the family Swiss fashion house Akris.
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page Part LXXVI. Bob's UCLA friend director Paul Bartel
invites him for a holiday weekend to his family's home in Montclair where his sketchbook records the characters in his passing parade of an artist's interest.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: 50 Years Later — "Star Trek" Lives Long and Prospers. Also, Kudos for "Kubo and the Two Strings" and Joyce Carol Oates' "Blonde" Finally Gets Its Close-Up.

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Across the World

Miami Social Diary. Foreign Capital: Miami State of Mind.

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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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NYSD Beauty

NYSD Beauty offers best luxury products from around the globe

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Calendar

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House

NYSD House visits KleinReid, a ceramics studio by James Klein and David Reid.

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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