SOCIAL DIARY Sunny and not so cold yesterday in New York with lots going on last night including the Hasty Pudding dinner at Jazz at Lincoln Center honoring Oscar winning film producer David Heyman.
HOUSE There's more than meets the eye on your average East Side block, as John Foreman sees on his own.
GUEST DIARY Jamee Gregory's attendance at Fashion Week evoked memories of her first experiences in the wonderful world of fashion and what she saw that struck her fancy at the shows during Fashion Week.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Lindsay Lohan's Latest "Last Chance" — Will It Stick? ... "Son of God" Doesn't Rise ... Eating Out In Manhattan.
SOCIAL DIARY A sunny weekend in New York, Restaurant Daniel's annual Citymeals fundraising dinner; A gala benefit for TomGoldDance last Thursday, and NYSD's off to Maastricht at the end of the week.
PARTY PICTURES NYU Langone Medical Center's Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES) Gala; Adults in Toyland Casino Night to benefit the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center; The New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball Gala's annual leadership luncheon; Jewish Home Lifecare's inaugural Eight Over Eighty benefit gala; An evening at Escada to benefit Women's Initiative NY.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Bryan Cranston IS LBJ in Broadway's Fabulous "All The Way" ... Hunter College Fete Reveals (Among Others) Archaeology Icon Iris Love ... Coming To A Theater Near You, Soon: Nicole Kidman as "Grace of Monaco."
PARTY PICTURES The Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's 23rd Annual Bunny Hop; UCP of NYC hosted its 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon Kickoff Reception; Kick-off party for the Save Venice Gala, "Un Ballo in Maschera."
ART SET It's that time of year again and Charlie Scheips covers the art shows and fair and the Whitney Biennial and shows you what you'll be missing if you don't get there (you'll wish you did). And remembers his friend Stanley Grinstein.
HOUSE NYSD House revisits Master Lithographer Judith Solodkin in her studio at the Starrett-Lehigh building in Chelsea.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Billy Zane: Will "The Sound of Music" Lead to Purple "Phantom" Tights? ... Patti LuPone Rocks the Cradle — One Night Only! ... More Oscar Telecast Suggestions — (Start Earlier!!)
SOCIAL DIARY Yesterday in New York, the Michael's lunch, a super media moment; and last night: the New York Philharmonic's Spring Gala with a staged performance of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson and in the presence of the composer librettist himself; a magical New York evening.
PARTY PICTURES The Viennese Opera Ball at The Waldorf; The Bronx Museum of the Arts Spring Gala and Art Auction 2014; The School of American Ballet's 2014 Winter Ball; ADAA Art Show Gala Preview 2014.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Michael Gross' latest and greatest — House of Outrageous Fortune, Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address ... Fort Worth, in the news ... Hello From An Old Friend ... Kaye Ballard's Final One-Night Bye Bye.
SOCIAL DIARY Another cold, grey late winter's day in New York, and another busy night on the social calendar including a cocktail reception for New Yorkers For Children, and a lecture for the French Heritage Society by Olivier Bernier on the life and style of Madame Pompadour and the ways of that world.
PARTY PICTURES Lighthouse Guild International's Annual POSH Palm Beach Dinner Dance at Club Colette; The Four Arts’ Contemporaries Gala, Rock the Casbah; The Hope for Depression Research Foundation Preview Party for the 11th annual Palm Beach Jewelry Art & Antique Show; The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation's inaugural Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH:Madonna — The Hostess With The Mostess ... With More Muscle! Oscar Telecast Post-Mortem: Here's The Secret — It was ALWAYS Long and Boring! Matthew McConaughey, Oscar's Real Gentleman.
SOCIAL DIARY Cold day and night with the social calendar heating up in New York with several events including a preview exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, and a gala performance of the Young People's Chorus at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
PARTY PICTURES The Vanity Fair Oscar party; where it began, what came before, and where it's going.
HOUSE While exploring nearby urban wilds, John Foreman discovers an unexpected gem in Union, New Jersey.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Oscar Night 2014. Hooray For Hollywood. Okay — Hooray for Ellen! (The Perfect, Subversive, Gently Joking Host.) ... And all The Rest — Lupita, Leto, Matthew, Cate, Bette and Pink!
SOCIAL DIARY Big snows predicted never showed. The Oscars you already know about even if you hadn't seen them; the Della Feminas gave a book party for Dr. Gerald Imber and his new thriller-novel; and a lovely obituary for Maria von Trapp of the "Sound of Music" von Trapps, who died at 99.
ACROSS THE WORLD Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt looks around the town for What's New and Cool Now: La Piquette, Pinstripes and Fiola Mare. And what they're like people and menu-wise, and who's reserving.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Eartha Kitt — Her Life Was Not "Monotonous" and Zoe Saldana Wants To Play It ... RIP Ruth Henderson ... Dishy Lunching With Jess Cagle ... The Hugeness of Liam Neeson ... The Never-Ending Marilyn!
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Dee Dee Eustace, "the cheerleader with the 95 average," who's more than made it in Canada, but is unabashedly starry-eyed about at last relocating to New York.
PARTY PICTURES Opening night of Gloria Vanderbilt: The Left Hand is the Dreamer; The Horticultural Society of New York's 2nd annual Green Bean Bash; One Enchanted Evening to benefit Four Arts in PB; Hilary and Wilbur Ross celebrate the Louvre in Palm Beach with American Friends of the Louvre.
Resort Life, Chapter XXXVII: October 1969 – February 1970: London + Ireland + Palm Beach + Arizona. Augustus Mayhew's 37th Edition of Ellen Glendinning Ordway's amazing archive of mid-20th century American society.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Friday Potpourri: "Hannibal" ... More "Pompeii" ... Terrence McNally's New Play ... Late Night With — Almost Everybody! And Why is Justin Bieber Such a Bad Boy?