GUEST DIARY No Holds Barred. Behind the Look, Blair Sabol says Black Style is now a major reality and she visits in detail, the secrets of nails and hair as luxury items ... and that transcends all Fashion.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. With John Foreman we re-visit the what he called the DC Sleeper, the great Victorian stone mansion on Dupont Circle, built in 1894 by a DC brewing magnate, Christian Heurich.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: A New (Scary?) Look at 1957's "A Face In The Crowd." Also — Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart's Summer Tour ... Revamped, classic Roy Orbison concert ... Andy Cohen is NOT the Devil ... and the joy of "Alternative Facts."
SOCIAL DIARY Weekend weather grey and rainy, the Presidential inauguration in the news plus Diane Keaton at Sette Mezzo with Woody and Soon-Yi.
PARTY PICTURES Palm Beach nights. "A Night of Great Expectation" 2017; The Third Biennial Palm Beach Navy SEAL Evening of Tribute; Palm Beach Civic Association' Underwriters' Dinner; St. Jude Supporters Shop for a Cause at Valentino.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Melinda Hughes — She is a Vamp, and so much more! Also, Boo, Hiss, to Ryan Murphy, torturing Monica Lewinsky all over again. And an eyewitness tells the real tale of Elizabeth Taylor and 9/11.
SOCIAL DIARY Inauguration Day for the 45th President, Donald Trump. Meanwhile, back in Manhattan two young women in the arts drawing our attention: Alexandra Wolfe with a new book, and Jill Kargman making 'em laugh at the Cafe Carlyle.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit artist Landon Metz, who brought us most thoughtfully into the experience of what it is to be a painter in today's world of the Internet, Instagram, selfies and Snapchat.
GUEST DIARY NYC Bookshops, revisited. Delia heads downtown for the third and last installment of her series on Manhattan bookstores. While some are no longer, most are still flourishing.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Tardy to the "Borgia" Party and its sexy star, Mark Ryder. Also, Louis Cancelmi honored ... St. Clair Bayfield explained ... and Miss Monroe's Flying Skirts (Sorry, folks, it was in The New York Times!)
ACROSS THE WORLD Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew covers the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair's VIP Preview benefiting the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part XCV. It's 1967 and New York is hip, flip, anti-war, Bloomingdale's and ... Fire Island.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Marlon Brando, Director. His "One-Eyed Jacks" re-released and reexamined. Also, "The Merry Devil of Edmonton" — do we really care if Shakespeare wrote it? It's devilish and merry!
PARTY PICTURES The American Hospital of Paris Foundation's Award Gala; The 11th Annual Policemen's Ball; The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation's Fourth Annual Luncheon; A Palm Beach Celebration for Steven Stolman's New Book.
GUEST DIARY Delia von Neuschatz's exploration of Manhattan bookstores continues. Part 2 includes our favorite ones from Midtown and the Upper West Side. While The Complete Traveler is no longer with us, Rizzoli and Posman's are flourishing in their new spaces.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Tuning In — The New "Victoria" ... "The Young Pope" ... and "Bad Behavior" Gets a Second Season (With advice from us, natch!)
GUEST DIARY A look back at Delia von Neuschatz's compendium of independent New York City Bookshops. Since its original publication date in 2012, Archivia Books and most recently, Crawford Doyle, are no longer with us. Part 1 of 3.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We re-visit with John Foreman, the Greene and Greene house in Pasadena, the greatest Craftsman style house in America and one of the greatest architectural treasures of this country.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Liz, Michael, Marlon — Urban Myth or Big Fat Lie? Also — The Goods Works of the Versailles Foundation.
SOCIAL DIARY A quiet January winter weekend in New York with some snow, some sunshine; and reviewing some thoughts about the man for whom the day is memorialized.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Remembering the assassinated civil rights leader's message of peace and hope and equality for all.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful winter's day albeit snowless in New York, looking through my Diary notes for some insiration and finding via Brooklyn and Truman Capote in youth.
HOUSE NYSD House goes to Sunnyside, Queens to visit decorator Brett Leemkuil and revel in the wonderful theatricality of his studio apartment.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Finally, Friday! — "Sweeney Todd" and "Dear World" Return ... Cyndi Lauper's "Austin City Limits." Also, Happy Danes Are Here Again, and is there a "La La Land" Backlash?
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York XCIV. Bob rides the subway downtown with sketchbook, heads to Max's Kansas City where the New Age met Downtown.
SOCIAL HISTORY Augustus Mayhew takes a good, beautiful look at the works of architect Howard Major, a leading advocate for American-based classical building style. Controversial and very successful.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Vanity Fair Uncovers "Suzy" and Chris Pratt. Also — The Big Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party, and will TNT allow Michelle Dockery more "Good Behavior"?