Social Diary

Friday, February 12, 2016

The big time

Cold day in New York; lunch at Michael's with a Wednesday roster; an riffing on John Travolta and his more than 45 year career.Read the Full Story

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Diarists, critics, and similar roe

Cold in the quieter city, dinners out, lunch at a private club to view a sculpture exhibition; plus an ABT lecture and demonstration; a Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic gathering; and the...Read the Full Story

Monday, February 8, 2016

Leave It to the Girls

Super Bowl Weekend. An obituary for Robin Chandler Duke who passed away Saturday in Charleston; and remembering Andrew Clunn, unfamous and yet known to many.Read the Full Story

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Famous among the elites

A rainy Wednesday at Michael’s with a special guest, plus the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Marymount School, held at the Temple of Dendur at the Met; and the obituary of Madame Claude.Read the Full Story

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Flying high

Early Spring weather right now, woodchuck and all; plus shocked at the results for the Repubs in Iowa, and will Trump continue and maybe triumph; plus Ray Kelly honored at the Top Dog Gala.Read the Full Story

Monday, February 1, 2016


Last Thursday night, the eminent painter Frank Stella was honored with a State Dinner at the venerable (and comfortable) Lotus Club.Read the Full Story

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Beginning to move again

Storm over; snow melting; New York loses two great friends, Michael Kennedy and Richard Kaplan; plus Scott McBee's opening at the Chinese Porcelain Co., The Nat'l Audubon Society's Gala; Geoffrey...Read the Full Story

Monday, January 25, 2016

We got our snow

The big weekend snow came exactly as forecast and kept New Yorkers indoors for at least 24 hours, and finished late Saturday night, leaving a blizzard record. Sunday, JH was out in the Park with his...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 22, 2016

Part of the art

Waxing Gibbous. 11:30 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, December 22, 2016. Very cold yesterday in New York. Overcoat, gloves, scarves, cap. The big snowstorm which was forecast a week ago is evidently coming...Read the Full Story

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Often a learning

Schulenberg never lost the need to take a blank page (the back of an envelope addressed to me in this case) and provide a little drama with some American historical context, and maybe a little laugh...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hooray For Love

Our first hint of snow this past Sunday. 6:10 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Very cold in New York. Last night in the low 20s. The big talk weather-wise is the forecasters’...Read the Full Story

Monday, January 18, 2016

Remembering Dr. King

Monday, January 18, 2016. Martin Luther King Day. It got much colder on Sunday, with snow showers moving in in late afternoon, accumulating on parked cars but not on the wet pavements and roadways...Read the Full Story