SOCIAL DIARY Recalling an excellent lecture this week by David Nelson Wren about Ardrossan, the Philadelphia Mainline estate of the Montgomerys and the Scotts, — plus another look at the great night of the Whitney Museum's annual gala honoring Lorna Simpson, Beth DeWoody and Joanne Cassullo.
SOCIAL DIARY A lookback at an earlier Diary, inspired by a fascinating lecture based on David Nelson Wren's "Ardrossan," of a great house and the family who inspired popular legends and lived an almost fairy-tale life.
ACROSS THE WORLD Jeanne Lawrence attends the biannual Modern Ball at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), once again a spectacular event, this year raising $4 million for education and exhibition programs.
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: Glenda Jackson — Not a Star, an Actress! Also: Hedy Lamarr ... Josephine Baker ... and "So In Love" with Patricia Morrison.
PARTY PICTURES A book party for Michèle Gerber Klein's Charles James: Portrait of Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art; The Fresh Air Fund's Annual Spring Benefit; Georgia Shreve's first solo multi-media concert at Carnegie Hall; NAF's 15th Annual benefit.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part CLXI. Bob takes us on a fascinating tour of the history in modern times of magazine illustration, and it's effect on the culture and an illustrator's career.
SOCIAL DIARY Everything was beautiful at the American Ballet Theatre's annual Spring Gala on Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera House; and last Sunday at the Skirball Center the "Chitas" were awarded to Broadways' Best.
SOCIAL HISTORY Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew's "The Coconuts! A Palm Beach Party History: 1920-2018," complete with great archival photographs of the "moderns" of their day right up to the present, and How Things Change.
PARTY PICTURES The 11th annual Gray Matters at Columbia Spring Benefit Luncheon; Europe Day celebration at The Frick; Cocktails to celebrate Dance/NYC; Urban Stages celebrated The Magic of Theater at their annual benefit; New England Society in the City of New York held its annual Founders' Day.
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: The Royal Wedding. I Really Don't Care if Meghan and Harry Enjoyed It — I Needed the Escape!!! Also — Seth Sikes Soars Again at Feinstein's 54/Below.
SOCIAL DIARY Thursday night's sensational annual Breast Cancer Research Foundation dinner at the Park Avenue Armory with Mary J. Blige entertaining; plus jewelry sales coming of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman's estate on Wednesday at Doyle.
PARTY PICTURES A Benefit Evening for The Museum of Democracy; City of Hope's Spirit of Life® Award Annual Spring Luncheon; Manhattan Jewish Hall of Fame 2018 induction ceremony; A cocktail party to celebrate Joseph Cicio's book, FRIENDS* *Bearing Gifts.
SOCIAL DIARY With the PEN dinner coming up next week, we have a lookback to one 31 years ago which got a lot of attention and changed the style forever.
Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center's 10th Anniversary Luncheon; SMSKCC & Saks Fifth Avenue Luncheon & Shopping Event; Publicolor's annual gala, Stir Splatter + Roll ; Bond No. 9 celebrated the UN Women for Peace Association; The Parkinson's Foundation 2018 Gala.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH re-visit "successful pyromaniac" and jack-of-all-trades Elena Colombo in her Brooklyn home.
SOCIAL DIARY May days with lots of moisture from mists to fogs to drenching rain in New York, and considering the memory of the great Tom Wolfe who died this past Monday.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part CLX. It's the last year of the decade and Bob is in New York in full swing, from rock and roll to Eric Rohmer to popular ads and Greek coffee shops and New Yorkers all around.
GUEST DIARY Denis Ferrara: A Few Thoughts on Miss Joan Crawford, Actress.
SOCIAL DIARY Very warm sunny days ends with dark storm clouds, high winds; The Bronx Children's Museum's 2nd annual gala at the Edison Ballroom; New York-Presbyterian benefit hosted 700 with Cyndi Lauper entertaining; McDowell Colony Fellows' annual gala; and the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Health Education Seminar; all good for what ails ya ...
PARTY PICTURES The Rockefeller University's 21st annual Women & Science Lecture and Luncheon; When in Rome: The 15th annual Frist Gala at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
SOCIAL DIARY Sunny, warmer Spring days, a premiere at the Paris Theater of "Always at the Carlyle," and El Museo del Barrio's annual gala celebrating the nation's number one Latino and Latin American cultural institution.
PARTY PICTURES Fountain House hosted its 15th Anniversary Symposium and Luncheon. The topic: Food For Thought: Eating Disorders & The Brain; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's Annual Gala celebrating "Lifelong Engagement with Music," honoring Timothy A. Boroughs.