SOCIAL DIARY Stormy winter days in the city lead to think about that place in the Sun, Palm Beach and how it all began; plus a look at what's going on there in the new century.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful American Royal Duchess big with child and briefly presents some glamour for city life; and Ronald Lauder hosts a reception for the UN Women for Peace Association's upcoming Awards Luncheon.
ACROSS THE WORLD Jeanne Lawrence covers the opening night of the San Francisco Ballet's 86th Season; and stops in to the sixth annual FOG Design+Art Fair, now a mainstay of San Francisco's winter social season.
SOCIAL DIARY The Lycée Français de New York hosted their 20th annual fund-raising dinner at Skylight on Vesey and honored Hamdi Ulukaya, the Turkish Founder of Chobani; and JH and DPC meet for a business lunch at a Turkish restaurant in the neighborhood.
PARTY PICTURES The National Audubon Society's annual 2019 Audubon Gala; The Little People's Valentine Dance and "Be My Valentine" Buffet Luncheon at Doubles; Carole Delouvrier hosted a Valentine's Day luncheon for her best girlfriends at Maison Vivienne.
GUEST DIARY Pierre Crosby stops by, with camera in tow, the New York Public Library for a Valentine's Day event to celebrate the opening of Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, a new exhibition at the NYPL.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH interview Miriam Ellner about Verre églomisé, a decorative art technique that she has just about mastered. According to Miriam, "it's magic ... they're like moving paintings."
SOCIAL DIARY Valentine's Day evokes memories of earlier times, as well as dogs whom we can't resist.
GUEST DIARY Today we are re-running Jill Krementz's Photo Journal on Andy Warhol's Retrospective at the Whitney--the perfect outing for this Valentine's Day or over the long President's Day weekend.
SOCIAL DIARY A snowy day in the Big Town, cold and wet and icy just like the forecast. But we had to go out and brave the weather. But then it rained. And rained. A photo tour.
PARTY PICTURES New York Philharmonic's annual Lunar New Year Concert and Gala; Weill Cornell Medicine's annual Healthy Living Symposium and reception in Palm Beach; NewYork-Presbyterian's annual Palm Beach Symposium.
ACROSS THE WORLD Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew takes us on an exhilarating Sunday Brunch catamaran cruise on the Intracoastal, and provides a tour of the houses along the way.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. John Foreman takes us on a brilliant tour of a Virginia plantation called Belle Grove built in 1797. It is the site of Civil War reenactments, private weddings, business meetings, children's programs located in Middletown, VA., 80 miles west of Washington.
SOCIAL DIARY Livening up a quiet mid-winter weekend in New York, Alex Hitz hosted his black tie birthday dinner with 80 guests and a signature menu of the celebrity chef and cookbook writer.
PARTY PICTURES Opening reception for Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT; The Nantucket Historical Association hosted a private tour of the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection and dinner for their Winter Show supporters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit fashion designer James Coviello in his Brooklyn Heights apartment meticulously filled with fascinating and beautiful old objects that he has spent a lifetime collecting.
SOCIAL HISTORY Revisiting Michael Grace's history of the Super Chief, the height of railroad traveling first class from Coast to Coast. It will make you wish it were still possible.
SOCIAL DIARY Art For Arts Sake. A retrospective of Argentine artist Cecilia Duhau, known for her digital paintings and laser cut sculptures, was feted at the Argentine Consulate on Tuesday night; And the 13th annual Master Drawing New York ended after a great and successful week.
PARTY PICTURES NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital's ninth annual Plates for Pediatrics benefit; Jody and John Arnhold hosted a cultivation cocktail reception to celebrate Dance/NYC; The 12th annual Palm Beach Wine Auction benefiting Kravis Center Arts Education Programs.