SOCIAL DIARY We begin the holiday week upon us looking back to the jampacked calendar of the last two days of last week with several major galas.
PARTY PICTURES The Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation's annual "Breakthrough Ball"; The IDEAL School & Academy's 10th Annual Gala; Silver Hill Hospital's annual fall gala; Central Park Conservancy's annual Autumn in Central Park benefit.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt remembers the political career of Marion Barry Jr. who died this past weekend at 78.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Great, Late Lee Bailey Talks Can't-MIss Turkey and Pan Gravy.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Ben Schonzeit, one of the original Photorealists, and one of the few artists still living and working in Soho.
Accessories Diary: Alison Minton raced up and down the Upper East Side popping into four store parties in three hours, tracking trends in accessories.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Remembering a Day That Changed America, Our Lives, Our Conscience.
SOCIAL DIARY Brrr, freezing in New York. Yesterday was the Michael's lunch where we met a grandson of Bunny Mellon who was in town for the preview party of her collection up for auction at Sotheby's; plus the MAD Gala; and The Studio School Benefit dinner.
PARTY PICTURES NAACP's 28th annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner; Joan's Legacy: Uniting Against Lung Cancer's Strolling Supper; The Mount Sinai Health System's annual Women's Health Day; The Heckscher Museum of Art's annual Celebrate Achievement Benefit.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt goes to a book party given by former Vice President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney for Presidential photographer David Kennerly's new book; and stops by the National Building Museum to pay tribute to Charlie Rose who was awarded the annual Vincent Scully Prize.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Hollywood Film Awards Falls Flat ... Bruce Willis Does a Good Deed in a Terrible World ... Casting Suggestions for the cable mini-series "Tinseltown."
SOCIAL DIARY Busy week as the temperatures drop with the Polar Vortex in New York with lots happening: lunch about the Snowflake Ball and the crucial work of UNICEF; the holiday windows at Bergdorf's; Public Radio's big benefit at 283 Park; and Philip Glass receiving the Louis Auchincloss Award at the Museum of the City of New York.
Jil Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor, covers the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon that will be auctioned off at Sotheby's from November 21-23 in multiple sessions. The exhibition spanning six floors is still open to the public.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Broadway Remembers and Honors the Amazing Elaine Stritch.
PARTY PICTURES Glass House celebrated its 65th birthday with a luncheon in New Canaan; French Heritage Society's festive Gala Dinner Dance; Children's Rights held its 9th Annual Benefit; Friends of The Animal Medical Center's inaugural 2014 Helping Paws Dinner; Animal Zone International's third annual Argos Fall Benefit.
John Foreman visits a "Gothick" cottage in Connecticut, and gets a closer look at "Victorian Family Values."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Tinseltown" The Series ... Running With Britney's New Beau ... Jim Carrey — Back in Box-Office Business.
SOCIAL DIARY Autumn Weekend. A good look around the foliage of the city; and the sale at Sotheby's of the Collection of Mrs. Paul (Bunny) Mellon.
PARTY PICTURES The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Associates Committee's annual Fall Party at the Four Seasons Restaurant; A series of events for the American Friends of Blérancourt.
Jill Lynne's Fashion Week Look-Back. You ain't seen nuthin' yet! till you see what Jill saw.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Will It All be a Piece of "Cake" for Jennifer Aniston? ... Women Rule "Wonder Woman" movie.
SOCIAL DIARY A chilly gathering autumn day in New York, we're reminded of the passing of one of the great men of the cloth whose obituary ran in this week's Telegraph of London.
GUEST DIARY No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol makes her sorta semi-annual trip to Manhattan, takes in the traffic (ugh), celebrates Lauder's acquisition of her friend Linda Rodin's cosmetic line; visits the Frederic Malle perfumery at Barneys and the boutique, and is fascinated by the Helena Rubenstein exhibition at the Jewish Museum.
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San Francisco Soical Diary. Jeanne Lawrence takes in Monterey Car Week and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the Quail Motorsports Gathering. You had to be there; Jeanne's your tour guide. Then on to Napa for a housewarming and other gatherings.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Marilyn — Now and Forever. And Ever and Ever!!
SOCIAL DIARY A very business mid-month day and night in New York, cocktail receptions, awards dinners, the Michael's lunch and a contemporary art auction last night reaching almost $1 billion in sales.
PARTY PICTURES Michael's celebrated their 25th Anniversary at 24 West 55th Street here in New York.
Delia von Neuschatz writes about "Village of Secrets," prize-winning author Caroline Moorhead's gripping account of a village in France defying the Nazis in Vichy, France.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Anjelica Huston Demands — "Watch Me." Her New Book Tells More Than We Ever Suspected!