Wednesday, 5/10/06

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held its 9th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball; The Food Allergy Initiative's 7th Annual Spring Luncheon; The opening of Mr. Chow’s; The New York Philharmonic's annual Spring Gala; Chanel's dinner for the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
Tuesday, 5/9/06

Luncheons with the blondes of Bergdorfs, media movers and other shakers at Michael's, dining at the Temple of Dendur with the Queen of Jordan.

Casita Maria's Committee cocktail reception at Carolina Herrera's; The National Center for Learning Disabilities's 29th Annual Benefit Dinner; A birthday celebration for Jordana Brewster; Allison Weiss and Dennis Arden Brady, Jr. were married in Miami; LOOT! 2006, the Museum of Arts & Design’s ninth biennial.
Monday, 5/8/06

Homes For the Homeless feted Leonard Stern and former New York City mayor Ed Koch.

Doubles celebrated its 30th anniversary; The Fountain House Symposium & Luncheon; The American Museum of Natural History's 16th annual Environmental Lecture and Luncheon; We Are Family Foundation's fourth annual gala celebration.
Friday, 5/5/06

NYSD House launches with a visit to the pristine townhouse of Charlotte Moss.

Last night in New York, and the night before last.

Part 63 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: Susan says to always listen to your mother.
Thursday, 5/4/06

Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy held their 24th annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon.

The guests at 24th annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon.
Wednesday, 5/3/06

Palm Beach Re-Cap.

Brooklyn Museum's annual fund-raising Ball; The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation's Family Heritage Awards; Boy’s Club of New York's 71st Annual Spring Dance and fundraiser.
Tuesday, 5/2/06

Last night Literacy Partners held its 22nd annual Evenings of Readings at the New York State Theater.

Pratt Institute's 2006 Legends Gala; The St. George's Society’s English Ball.
Monday, 5/1/06

A visit to the parks of NYC on a beautiful Spring Saturday.

The life of the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.

The Princess and the Russian.
Friday, 4/28/06

Society lunching at Swifty's; Celebrity spotting at Michael's; Opening night gala preview of The Spring International Art & Antique Show.

East Side House Settlement hosted the first ever Family Jam at Camp Jeep; The Baryshnikov Arts Center's Gold and Silver NFAA Awards; the 2nd annual Spirit of Jimmy V New York Gala.

Part 62 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: Susan sets her rules for older women and younger men.
Thursday, 4/27/06

A luncheon at the Pierre for the Versailles-Giverny Foundation; the American Museum of Natural History’s annual Environmental Lecture and Lunch; A book party for Robert Kimball's Cole Porter; Selected Lyrics.

A profile of The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.
Wednesday, 4/26/06

Dinner at The Four Seasons for the opening film of the Tribeca Film Festival, Flight 93; The Horticultural Society of New York's Flowers & Design.

Riverkeeper's Annual Benefit; the Union Settlement Association's 5th Annual Sounds of East Harlem; A reception in Aspen for The Connaught's Anthony Lee; Edward Lamson Henry's Paintings at the N-YHS.
Tuesday, 4/25/06

Decorative Arts hits 4 East 75th Street for last night's Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club's  2006 Decorator Showhouse gala; Correcting the dating status of Tory Burch.

The Cunningham Dance Foundation's "To Bob, With Love, Merce"; Publicolor's sixth annual fundraiser Stir, Splatter + Roll; Fourth annual Thomas G Labrecque Classic.
Monday, 4/24/06

Friday last; Eyeing the New York Times; Sunday night's dinner for the Irvington Institute.

The World Monuments Fund's “Enchanting Angkor”; The American Theatre Wing's annual Spring Dinner; Terry Johnson's 1720 Records label party.
Friday, 4/21/06

San Francisco Social Diary by Jeanne Lawrence.

Quest hosted a cocktail reception at Doubles to toast the Quest 400.

Part 61 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: Susan's on the prowl.
Thursday, 4/20/06

Luncheon at Sotheby's; Cocktails at Doubles; Dinner with the American Academy in Rome.
Wednesday, 4/19/06

Last night's PEN 2006 Literary gala at the American Museum of Natural History.

Dress for Success held its annual gala dinner and auction, "April in Paris"; Five days at the Raffles Canouan Resort for all those golfing, dancing, and dining connoisseurs.
Tuesday, 4/18/06

DPC dines with the cast and production team of Elizabeth I; Three major galas in NY.

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club held its Young Patrons party; Kick-off for the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Spring Gala; Studio 53 Associates held its 4th Annual Gala Benefit; Barclay Butera made his New York City debut.
Monday, 4/17/06

Easter Sunday in New York and everything in between.

The Dramatists Guild Fund and Dramatists Guild of America's annual gala dinner; The Cinema Society and Piaget hosted the premiere of "Ask the Dust"; BOMB Magazine celebrated its 25th Anniversary; Kids For Kids cocktail party for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Friday, 4/14/06

The Wednesday night Seder at Joan Rivers' house.

Part 60 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: Susan gets physical.
Thursday, 4/13/06

Armory Art Center’s Mad Hatters Tea Party at Club Colette; Zac Posen hosted the Miami debut of Grand Classics Films with Style; The opening of “Addictions.”
Wednesday, 4/12/06

Parsons The New School For Design held its 2nd annual Parson Centurion Award for Design Excellence Luncheon honoring Betty Sherrill.
Tuesday, 4/11/06

Lunch with Erica Jong; A night benefits on the town; DPC does MSBNC.

10th Annual Women In Need Benefit Dinner; Entertainment Industry Foundation's Hollywood Meets Motown.
Monday, 4/10/06

The ongoing Page Six/Ron Burkle/Jared Paul Stern scandal; Last Friday night's New Yorkers for Children benefit.

Running down last Thursday night in New York.
Friday, 4/7/06

Jeanne Lawrence's San Francisco Social Diary: Venetian Heritage visits the Bay Area.

Part 59 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: Susan finally meets a guy!
Thursday, 4/6/06

Love and marriage and divorce New York-style; Kudos for Mario's talent and Beth's collection.

Glass of the Maharajas, portraits by the great Scavullo, and words of the poetic ones.
Wednesday, 4/5/06

A day in the life: morning, noon, and night in New York City.

Tartan Week's Dressed to Kilt; A dinner celebration of writers and writing to benefit the Authors Guild Foundation.
Tuesday, 4/4/06

Birthdays and Centennials.

The Cinema Society & Dior Beauty hosted the premiere of “Basic Instinct 2”; Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art's 4th annual Urban Visonaries benefit dinner; Historical Society of Palm Beach Lecture Luncheon with Tory Burch.
Monday, 4/3/06

Hillary, Alec, and Bruce.

David and Julia Koch opened their home in Palm Beach for the American Ballet Theatre; The launch of the Vilcek Prize; Patrick McMullan was feted in San Francisco.
Friday, 3/31/06

Opening night of the International Asian Art Fair.

The Merchant’s House Museum's “A Different Affair …”; Mayda Cisneros hosted a trunk show of Elsie Katz'; Dolce and Gabbana staged a dinner and fashion presentation.

Part 58 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: Susan's in deep (mourning).
Thursday, 3/30/06

A meeting with Safe Horizon; A busy day at Michael's; An artist's life.

The National Jewelry Institute's Treasures of the Titans: 1950-Present; 100th anniversary celebration for Montblanc; "Recalling the Speakeasy Era" benefiting the New-York Historical Society; N-YHS's opening of "Audubon’s Aviary"; ARTrageous Children’s Day benefiting the Edwin Gould Services.
Wednesday, 3/29/06

A visit to little ole New York.

The Washington National Opera marked its 50th anniversary; "Mickie" Siebert's "Personal Finance Program: Taking Control of Your Financial Future"; 3rd Annual Sunshine From Darkness Dinner Dance Gala benefiting NARSAD.
Tuesday, 3/28/06

Last night Tommy Hilfiger hosted a book party for Nancy Davis and her new book, Lean On Me.

The Frick Collection's 7th annual Young Fellows Ball; Guild Hall of Easthampton's 21st Annual Academy of the Arts Gala.
Monday, 3/27/06

All kinds of things happened in New York while we were gone.

Literacy Partners' kick-off party for its annual “Evening of Readings”; Randall’s Island Sports Foundation hosted a kick-off party; Castle Connolly Medical's first annual National Physician of the Year Awards; Careers through Culinary Arts Program’s A Preview of Spring Dining.
Friday, 3/24/06

More catching up with the uptown, downtown, and crosstown scene.

Part 57 of The Search for Mr. Adequate.
Thursday, 3/23/06

NYSD back on the party scene.
Wednesday, 3/22/06

Departed for London Heathrow at 8:30 AM. Departed Heathrow via British Midlands to Amsterdam. Home sweet home by 10:30 PM.
Tuesday, 3/21/06

London Wrap-up. Don't wanna leave this wonderful place, need to go home, sweet home.
Monday, 3/20/06

London Weekend: New friends, old friends at Claridges and a good look at the Tower of London.
Friday, 3/17/06

Last day in Paris — from the Gare du Nord to London Waterloo.
Thursday, 3/16/06

An American guiding us through Paris by day — topped off with an intimate Parisian dinner party at Mathys.
Wednesday, 3/15/06

Our last day in Maastricht and first night in Paris.
Tuesday, 3/14/06

A good look around The European Fine Art Fair at Maastricht and the world's most expensive Picasso.
Monday, 3/13/06

Our first days in Maastricht, The Netherlands for The European Fine Art Fair.

More from The Frick Collection's “Tango and Tapas.”
Friday, 3/10/06

Young Fellows of The Frick Collection presented its gala ““Tango and Tapas”; American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra held its annual gala; New-York Historical Society hosted Toni Morrison for a lecture.

Part 56 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: How many did Susan come away with?
Thursday, 3/9/06

A birthday bash for Donald Tober, Buck House opening, and a launch party for Whitewall.

Lucy Sykes-Rellie and Bettina Zilkha hosted a luncheon with Victoria’s Secret.
Wednesday, 3/8/06

Martha Stewart and Sophia Loren team as honorary chairs for the Russian National Orchestra Gala at the St. Regis, honoring Martha's boyfriend Charles Simonyi.

The San Antonio Museum of Art held its 25th Anniversary Gala; John Legend performed at a benefit for The New York Academy of Art.
Tuesday, 3/7/06

Last night in New York and Sunday night's Vanity Fair Oscar party in Los Angeles.
Monday, 3/6/06

An author's forum at the New York Public Library; Beautiful winter weekend in New York; Lunch with Norris Mailer and Margo Howard at Swifty's.

The Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic's annual winter benefit; The Salvation Army's annual luncheon in Houston; The Container Store threw a party for the Central Park Conservancy.
Friday, 3/3/06

THE CENTER Guild's 5th annual luncheon in Houston; Kick-off part for the 15th annual Bunny Hop; Way out West in Hollywood they're getting ready for the Oscars.

Part 55 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: Susan travels around the world and then some.
Thursday, 3/2/06

The American Cancer Society, New York City chapter held its annual Mother of the Year luncheon.

The 2006 Whitney Biennial opened with a special preview on Tuesday night; Valentine's Day at Doubles.
Wednesday, 3/1/06

Another night of art and culture at the Rainbow Room and a small dinner following the opening of the Whitney Biennial.

From the Central Park Conservancy, New-York Historical Society, Alzheimer Association, the Flagler Museum, to the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.
Tuesday, 2/28/06

Last night was about music and the arts all over town.

Asia Society celebrated its 50th anniversary; A Mexican Fiesta in Palm Beach celebrating the Hollywould spring collection; Endless Kisses, celebrating Patrick McMullan's KISS KISS.
Monday, 2/27/06

A very cold weekend in New York.

Charlie Scheips' Art Set: "An Artist Who Needs People."

Reflections on Autumn/Winter Fashion Week 2006 by Jill Lynne.
Friday, 2/24/06

Bunky Cushing celebrates his 12th annual Valentine's Day Tea at the Ritz Carlton Chicago.

The Fifth Annual NBA Wives Luncheon; Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Third annual Symposium and Hot Pink Luncheon; Nicole Hanley launched her chic clothing line, HANLEY.

Part 54 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: "Should susan go kinky?"
Thursday, 2/23/06

The question of a marriage; A stellar lunch at Michael's; Cocktails at Geoffrey Bradfield's; Dinner with philanthropists at Swifty's.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center hosted LOVESTRUCK; “Year of the dog” benefit for North Shore Animal League America; Travel + Leisure's second annual Design Awards celebration.
Wednesday, 2/22/06

The right ingredients?

It's the height of the season in Palm Beach; The Cinema Society & Hugo Boss hosted the premiere of “Winter Passing”; Joanna Mastroianni showcased her Fall 2006 Collection.
Tuesday, 2/21/06

A President's Day walk in the park; A birthday celebration; The new Olympic sport, Louping on Madison Avenue.

The American Museum of Natural History's annual Winter Dance; The New York Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Dinner; The New York Botanical Garden's annual Winter Wonderland Ball.
Monday, 2/20/06

Jeanne Lawrence in San Francisco: Ann Getty and Boucheron launch C magazine; A visit with Donald Deal and a run-in with Wilkes Bashford; Patty Hambrecht and JASPAR; Junior League honors Delia Ehrlich and Charlene Harvey.
Friday, 2/17/06

Lighthouse International celebrated its centennial with the 2006 Winternight Gala; The Versace Group celebrated the renovation of the Versace Fifth Avenue Flagship boutique during Fashion Week.

Part 53 of The Search for Mr. Adequate: Susan's “more than adequate” trip to Palm Beach.
Thursday, 2/16/06

Last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the School of American Ballet held its Winter Ballet Ball.

Hollywould Fall 2006 preview cocktail party; Charles Nolan fall/winter 2006 show at Bryant Park; Miss Sixty fall/winter 2006 fashion show after party.
Wednesday, 2/15/06

The Museum of the City of New York held its 20th annual Director’s Council dinner dance.

Peter Som celebrated his Fall 2006 runway show; The after-party celebratingthe Fall 2006 Calvin Klein Collection; The opening of Close Ups at 165 Charles Street.
Tuesday, 2/14/06

Even with the Blizzard of ’06 New Yorkers are still on the go.

The Partnership for Public Service held its 2nd annual GO PUBLIC!; Hedge Funds Care’s 8th Annual “Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit”; The Norton Museum of Art’s Bal des Arts.


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