Social History

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mrs. Post's Mar-a-Lago

Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew gives us the full, fascinating history of Mar-a-Lago, built for Marjorie Meriweather Post Close Hutton Davies May, completed in 1927, now the club and...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Remembering Vincent Sardi Jr.

Dinner at Sardi's. That's owner/host Vincent Sardi Jr. is on the right. January 8th, 2007 — New York lost one of its legendary restaurateurs last week when Vincent Sardi Jr. passed away at age...Read the Full Story

Friday, February 27, 2015

Otto Kahn's Palm Beach

Oheka Cottage, 122 North Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach. L to R: Jane Sanford, Otto Kahn, Margaret "Nin" Kahn Ryan, Betty Bonstetton, and seated, Nancy Yuille with Maurice Fatio. Courtesy...Read the Full Story

Friday, February 6, 2015

Palm Beach Social Diary

After Henry Flagler announced plans on bringing the railroad to South Florida and building a resort hotel at Palm Beach, Lake Worth's pioneer colony knew their world of sailboats and steamers would...Read the Full Story

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Debutante's Diary Part I: 1919-1920

Deauville. 1920. On the terrace at La Potiniere Café, two of Philadelphia's poised debutantes, Ellen Glendinning, left, and her sister Mary Glendinning, right, wait for the champagne to flow. The...Read the Full Story

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Resort Life: Chapter XLI, 1973

18 February 1973. Everglades Club, Palm Beach. A black-tie roast celebrates bachelor Bob Leidy "… in his farewell appearance" before his marriage to Nicole Redfield. Resort Life: Chapter...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Resort Life, Chapter XL

November, 1971. Palm Beach. Ogden Phipps and Dysie Davie. " Ogden's birthday party." Ogden Phipps (1908-2002) was one of the nation's leading thoroughbred owner-breeders, having spent 70...Read the Full Story