May 4, 2015   
SOCIAL DIARY
Beautiful first weekend in May. A look at Mother Nature's work in the Park; a look back on week's end galas, including City Harvest where DPC was among the honorees, and a delicious dinner served at table at Le Cirque on Friday night.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary: Carol Joynt attends the Washington Ballet's
"Swan Ball" -- a pretty distraction to cap a week that badly needed one.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Celebrating a Goddess — We Do Mean Stevie Nicks!
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Michael Tavano in his Harlem prewar, which he shares with his partner and their two little rescue dogs, Bartley and Brisbee.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Part 3 of Jeanne Lawrence's Treasures of China's Heritage:
Touring with the Global Heritage Fund.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Candy is Dandy! Ms. Bergen's Big Night.
SOCIAL DIARY
Perfect sunny Spring weekend, the busy Michael's lunch of authors, bankers, lawyers, editors et al; plus two important recent luncheons -- the New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children at the Pierre; and the American Museum of Natural History's 25th annual Environmental lecture and lunch.
PARTY PICTURES
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's 22nd annual Women of Distinction Luncheon; The Fund for Park Avenue celebrated the 2015 Park Avenue tulips; We Are Family Foundation's annual Celebration Gala; Food Bank For New York City's 13th Annual Can Do Awards Dinner.
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page, Part VII. The new boy in town
goes through a sweltering New York summer, learning the best places for sketching New Yorkers -- in the coffee shops, diners and subways. Plus an arresting photo of the teen-age Barbra taken by another Californian.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: "The Fantasticks" Goes on and On — How Fantastic! ... "Grace and Frankie"... Shirley MacLaine ... David Letterman (Now I love him!)
SOCIAL DIARY
A celebrity interview in front of Tiffany, after-lunch walk up the avenue; gaining a fragrance candle; the Catholic Big Sister and Big Brother gala at the Pierre; a birthday for writer/director Katharina Otto-Bernstein; and Jackie Weld Drake's PEN dinner. Plus the New York launch (with readings) of The Cambridge Literary Review.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew reports on the Mounts
Botanical Garden's annual benefit, one of the last events on PB's social calendar. And beautiful.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Congratulating Chita ... Remembering Jayne Meadows ... Celebrating El Morocco.
SOCIAL DIARY
A beautiful, sunny chilly Spring day in New York with many members of the fashion industry, the print media, and prominent New Yorkers attending the Memorial Service at the Church of the Ascension for John Fairchild, pace-setting brilliant publisher, creator of WWD and W magazine.
HOUSE
John Foreman shares deep thoughts about big changes in big houses.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Bruce and The Kardashians — No More Jokes ... Chita Rivera Vs. The Coffin ... Remembering Betsy von Furstenberg.
SOCIAL DIARY
A nice Spring Weekend in New York, but a big weekend of media social activity in our nation's capital, dredging up old memories as well as a Memo from Carol Joynt, our Washington correspondent who can't resist ...
PARTY PICTURES
The American-Scandinavian Foundation's Spring Gala; Guggenheim Kids Club's annual Spring Fling; African Rainforest Conservancy's 24th Annual Artists for Africa Benefit; Storefront Academy Harlem's annual spring gala; Sixth Martha Stewart Center for Living 2015 Gala.
GUEST DIARY
Accessories Diary. Alison Minton was on the hunt at
three important causes which brought out both fashion conscious and charity-minded attendees.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: A Fabulous "Visit" With the One and Only and Incomparable Chita Rivera!
SOCIAL DIARY
A beautiful yet chilly day in New York, with both DPC and JH separately taking a ride (and a walk in the park in all its early spring glory).
ART SET
Loving Los Angeles. Charlie Scheips is out there working on a project and taking in the jacarandas in bloom, the art openings, a tour of Tony Duquette's legendary Dawnridge property; Gräf and Lantz's studio in Silver Lake, plus the Los Angeles County Museum's 50th Anniversary Gala.
GUEST DIARY
No Holds Barred: Blair Sabol writes about a Whole
Lotta Sunshine, Sunshine being the poodle that Blair has adopted and is now learning how to live with and vice versa. A primo primer for a first time dog-owner.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Maggie" — She Ain't Heavy, She's My Zombie. My Daughter. She's my Zombie AND My Daughter! ... Julie Budd ... JK Simmons.
PARTY PICTURES
Save Venice hosted their annual Un Ballo in Maschera, Il Piacere dell'Amore; Youth America Grand Prix's "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala; Central Park Conservancy's Taste of Summer Kickoff Party at Sirio Ristorante; Let's Get Ready hosted its 9th Annual Gala.
GUEST DIARY
Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part VI. Life in the big town, Barbra at the Bon Soir; the fledgling art director learns the ropes of the advertising business in the '60s and looks around his new home town.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Augustus Mayhew, traveling in Italy, photographs and
writes about the magnificently restored Villa Pliniana on Lake Como, as well as visiting many other spectacular restorations in northern Italy.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Remembering a great photographer — and a divine, sexy friend! — Ernst Haas ... Suzy and Jack Welch — still in business after all these years ... PR Titan Dick Guttman finally tells all.  Or most. 
SOCIAL DIARY
A beautiful Spring Tuesday in New York; and Monday night's Inaugural Dinner and First Look black tie gala for 400 at the new Whitney Museum of American Art.
PARTY PICTURES
American Museum of Natural History's 2015 Museum Dance,
Masquerade Retrograde; 10th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards; An intimate Supper Club performance at the Park Avenue Armory; Marymount Manhattan College's President's Medal Dinner.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Kill Me If You Must — But, I Love Roger Ailes. Even If We Agree to Disagree ... The Latest Quest ... Cole Rumbough ... Iris Apfel on Film ... The Friars Want Joan Collins. (Who Doesn't?)

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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

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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