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Part II: Grand Hotels in the Italian Lake District: Lake Como’s Uncommon Allure

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Before setting off for a week in Menaggio, we had planned only two days at the Hotel Metropole-Suisse in Como. We might have stayed a week had we real... READ MORE
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Philadelphia in Palm Beach: Part II, 1931-1935

Social History
Philadelphia in Palm Beach: Part II, 1931-1935 In March New York Social Diary featured the first part of a series Philadelphia in Palm Beach: 1920-19... READ MORE
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Grand Hotels in the Italian Lake District

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However much the Italian Lakes District is culturally set apart from the more well-traveled museum-saturated Venice-Florence-Rome-Naples route, the re... READ MORE
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Villa Carlotta abloom! Lake Como bellissimo

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Years ago, I lived in a wonderful villa in Florence, a former Strozzi hunting lodge transformed into a classic 19th-century villa set amidst a tree-fi... READ MORE
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Milano Moderno

Travel
My planned spring retreat to the scenic Italian Lake District had a bit of a detour when my travel companion scored a last-minute ticket for Cenacolo ... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary Hearts, Flowers & True Love: A Palm Beach Wedding Diary

Palm Beach
Palm Beach divorces make for breathless headlines, their every detail etched into the public record by vigilant court stenographers. The town’s wedd... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary

Palm Beach
Finally at long last the temperature in Palm Beach is seasonally warm, 70 degrees or more … and all I can say is whoopee! In fact it is just pe... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary

Palm Beach
The Campus on the Lake program at The Society of The Four Arts is celebrating Palm Beach’s Centennial and The Four Arts’ 75th Anniversary with a f... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary The Great, the Grand & the Great-Grands

Palm Beach
With real estate sales of note appearing to be on a holiday hiatus, I wandered over to Bradley Park Saturday morning for the momentous kickoff of the ... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary

Social History
Graceful Living: The Phipps Family in Gulf Stream The polo world’s exclusive old money mystique has waned, for the most part now found amidst sepia ... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Another Look at Lost Palm Beach

Palm Beach
“We were so young and gay then and we thought we had all the money in the world. It will be sad if the great houses vanish and the Mizner […]... READ MORE
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Yesterday’s La Coquille Club

Social History
Because today’s La Coquille Club has been so magnificently recast for nearly the past twenty years as part of The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach in Man... READ MORE
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Envisioning Palm Beach: The Addison Mizner Collection at The Society of the Four Arts

Palm Beach
Architect Addison Mizner’s extensive library, volumes that span three centuries, and his design diaries — scrapbooks filled with sketches, water... READ MORE

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