Across the Nation / Across the World

Thursday, December 15, 2016

West Coast Diary

December 9, 2016. Sunset at Bellosguardo, Clark estate, view from the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Reginald Davis Johnson, architect,1933. More than five years have passed since Huguette Clark died in a...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Palm Beach Social Diary

The Society of the Four Arts welcomed 400 of its generous supporters to the 2016 King Fling that benefits the Gioconda & Joseph King Library. Guests were given first dibs at the annual book sale...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

San Francisco Social Diary

For its 94th season, San Francisco Opera’s annual gala featured a French theme to match its opening show Andrea Chénier , including lighting up City Hall like the French flag. by Jeanne...Read the Full Story

Friday, October 21, 2016

Miami Social Diary

The extraordinary Cuban-born artist Dayron Gonzalez's recent paintings are the focus of a one-man exhibition Chameleon: From Green to Red at Cernuda Arte in Coral Gables where as many as 200 attended...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Boca Raton Social Diary

John Kelly, president of Florida Atlantic University, and Heather Coltman, Ph.D., dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, welcomed more than 100 guests to an opening reception for...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

San Francisco Social Diary

Norah and Norman Stone’s art-filled Napa Valley country estate, “Stonescape,” features artist James Turrell’s Stone Sky , which comprises an infinity pool, pavilion, and one...Read the Full Story

Friday, July 29, 2016

July in Paris: All that glitters

Invitation to The Fine Art of High Jewelry and Timepieces gala at the Louvre Museum. by Delia von Neuschatz April in Paris has its charms, but so does July, especially during haute couture week which...Read the Full Story

Friday, June 24, 2016

Santa Barbara Photoplay, Part II

Mural Room, Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Last year the Courthouse Legacy Foundation funded the restoration of Daniel Groesbeck's magnificent murals and John Battista Smeraldi's faux finish beams...Read the Full Story

Monday, June 13, 2016

West Coast Diary

La Casa de Maria, courtyard. 6:15 am. 888 San Ysidro Lane, Montecito. Mary McLaughlin Craig, architect. 1929. Having enjoyed my stay last fall at Santa Fe's top-of-the-hill IHC Retreat Center, I...Read the Full Story