SOCIAL DIARY This past Monday was musical nights for NYSD (and New York). Down at Cipriani 42nd Street they honored Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and at the some hour on the Upper East Side Jenny and John Paulson hosted a concert and dinner in honor Lang Lang, and a magical evening it was — with JH reporting on the amazing event.
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: "The Voice of the Turtle" — and of Renee Fleming, too! The Life Force that is Drew Barrymore.
SOCIAL DIARY A musical night in New York, with DPC at the American Theatre Wing's annual gala honoring Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at Cipriani 42nd Street and JH up at the home of Jenny and John Paulson, who hosted a concert by Lang Lang followed by a dinner for his International Music Foundation. What a night!
SOCIAL DIARY Autumn's begun; a Sunday night dinner at a crowded Sette Mezzo where the conversation was about ... guess what, and among the tables were Jill Kargman and family; and Gigi and Harry Benson who are soon off to Monaco where Harry is being honored.
PARTY PICTURES Jackie Weld Drake hosted the annual annual Pachanga luncheon for Casita Maria Center for Arts Education; J. McLaughlin hosted the third annual Sip & Shop event to benefit ADDF; Green-Wood Cemetery's 11th annual gala dinner; The launch of Sleeping Beauty Dreams at the Gugg.
SOCIAL DIARY Autumn's arriving tomorrow night. Meanwhile fate roped me into reading a book that I started at a late hour and couldn't quit; by Jane Stanton Hitchcock, called "Bluff" — to be published in January; a crime novel is only the half or the quarter of it.
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: Did I Watch the Emmys or Fall Into a Three-Hour Coma? Still Can't Decide.
SOCIAL DIARY Fair and warm, last summer day in New York; a reviewing the brouhaha of Soon-Yi and Woody Allen's interview by Daphne Merkin in New York Magazine.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part CLXXVII. It's the War in Vietnam, Elaine's at night; Max's Kansas City, Hair fare in the air ... and more.
GUEST DIARY What to Wear Where. Karen Klopp and Hilary Dick put on their dancing shoes as the "AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ON MADISON AVENUE" kicks off a week-long celebration of the fashion of dance, and hot on the high heels of New York Fashion Week.
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: Whatever Happened to Class? It's Alive and Well in Paris, and Her Name is Dame Olivia de Havilland.
SOCIAL DIARY This particular day is anniversary of my mother's birth in 1906. Recalling that as I started to write today's Diary, I found myself immersed in memories of her and how I got here.
PARTY PICTURES Asia Society Hosts 'Season of India' Gala in Celebration of Landmark Exhibition of Modern Indian Art; La Fête de Jeanne d'Arc: Celebrate Summer in Joan of Arc Park; Horsepower that Heals at Bridgehampton Benefit for Give Back for Special Equestrians.
TRAVEL Part II of the American Friends of Versailles trip to Paris, with the trip's high point being a private time at Versailles Palace touring the premises, ending with a black tie evening dinner served in the palace chamber. By Sharon Hoge and Jeanne Lawrence.
SOCIAL DIARY A re-visit to an American Friends of Versailles trip to Paris and Versailles, fourteen years ago in 2004 including the restoration of fountains built for the Sun King, followed by a dinner dance in the orangerie with Jimmy Buffet and his band performing.
TRAVEL The American Friends of Versailles Part I, celebrating a four day visit to Paris, including the Elysee Palace with France's first lady Brigitte Macron; cocktails with US Ambassador Jamie McCourt at the American Residence; private visits to the Palace of Versailles and a black tie reception in the Hall of Mirrors. History, other worldly and Paris!
PARTY PICTURES Marie Unanue launched her children's book, "The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso: Central Park" and accompanying #LetsAllBeKind campaign in partnership with Same Sky.