Social Diary

Friday, February 24, 2017

The beginning of Spring?

A spring-like day in front of the Met. 1:30 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, February 24, 2017. 65 degrees in New York and partly sunny, yesterday in New York. Yesterday morning taking the dogs through the...Read the Full Story

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Domestic Service

Thinking about Jesse Kornbluth's review of Daphne Merkin's new book; plus a conversation which evoked a memory of a royal butler and a Hollywood princess.Read the Full Story

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Diary notes

Diary Notes: Star Jones' table at Michael's; "Big River" wows 'em at New York City Center's Encores!, and Julian Lethbridge's show at the Paula Cooper Gallery.Read the Full Story

Monday, February 13, 2017

Going to another place

Blizzards, eclipses, warm days, cold nights, the weekend in the New York weather when we lost our friend the great American jazz pianist Barbara Carroll who died two weeks after her 92nd birthday.Read the Full Story

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dancers and the dance

The film "La La Land" with its 14 Oscar nominations evoked thoughts in DPC of the great Fred Astaire and his dance collaborator Hermes Pan.Read the Full Story

Monday, February 6, 2017

Like something new

A lookback to this day five years ago and the thoughts it provoked that remain timely recalling two individuals in our history, the Queen and Ike.Read the Full Story

Friday, February 3, 2017

Memory Lane

Organizing my files, I came upon some photos from long ago in my life in Los Angeles where I moved to launch my career as a writer.Read the Full Story

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The weather as nostalgia

Snow, rain, sun, none on a mid-winter's day. Liz Smith's birthday is today; plus call from Carmen to report that she'd just seen Isaac Mizrahi at the Cafe Carlyle and he brought back New York as we'...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Different structures

A cold afternoon of snow showers and thinking about Springtime to wash away the January blues; plus Patricia Bosworth's new book is Hot; a reception at the Neue Galerie for the UN Women of Peace...Read the Full Story

Monday, January 30, 2017

Up for grabs

On the runway, on the screen, in the books, working women, Carmen, Sonja Morgan, Alexandra Wolfe, and a new Tom Wolfe book that I read in a day (couldn't put it down).Read the Full Story

Friday, January 27, 2017

Beauty in the details

Mid-winter's day in the mid-50s, NYC entrepreneurs lauded; the President's big sister; an urging to see the next Young People's Chorus of NY; plus another beautiful evening at the Orchid dinner...Read the Full Story

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Taking chances

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, her resilience and her brilliant career; also lunch at Michael's with Karen Klopp and Hilary Dick whose site What2WearWhere consults New Yorkers attending social and...Read the Full Story

Monday, January 23, 2017

The tide moving in

Weekend weather grey and rainy, the Presidential inauguration in the news plus Diane Keaton at Sette Mezzo with Woody and Soon-Yi.Read the Full Story

Friday, January 20, 2017

The bright young women of New York

Inauguration Day for the 45th President, Donald Trump. Meanwhile, back in Manhattan two young women in the arts drawing our attention: Alexandra Wolfe with a new book, and Jill Kargman making 'em...Read the Full Story

Monday, January 16, 2017

Our Town

A quiet January winter weekend in New York with some snow, some sunshine; and reviewing some thoughts about the man for whom the day is memorialized.Read the Full Story