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Palm Beach Social Diary: Past Pleasures at Palm Beach

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Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew reports the activities going on down there under the sheltering palms like last month’s 3rd annual Sculpture in Motion Exhibitions. "Vroom" was his appropriate word for it. And then there was “Alternative Reality: Venice & Palm Beach" photo show at the Jennifer Garrigues gallery on Peruvian... READ MORE
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SAN FRANCISCO OPERA’S 97TH OPENING GALA

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Los Angeles has the Oscar’s Red Carpet, New York has the Met Ball, and San Francisco has its Opera opening galas that are their equal in glamour and excitement. For many, it is a tradition to attend the prestigious Opera Gala that opens the San Francisco fall social season and is one of the West […]... READ MORE
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Quid Pro Status Quo Vadis at Palm Beach

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According to Augustus Mayhew, the Palm Beach season has begun its annual philanthropic and social convergence amid streets cluttered with even more than ever concrete trucks and bulldozers... READ MORE
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LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY’S NEW HOME: THE CONRAD PREBYS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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Jeanne Lawrence returns to her once home, La Jolla, to attend the opening of the La Jolla Music Society’s new home, the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Garden Gold at Palm Beach

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Palm Beach Social Diary: Garden Gold at Palm Beach. Augustus Mayhew attends the Garden Club of Palm Beach’s Gold Leaf, a GCA Flower Show at The Society of the Four Arts. Ribbons, certificates, trophies, and just plain Beauty... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: 2019 GOG A GOGO Spring Disco Ball

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Down in Palm Beach, the season may be over but the beat goes on at the GOG (Gentlemen of the Garden) A GOGO Disco Ball hosted by Bob Eigelberger and Susie Phipps Cochran plus a tour of Eigelberger’s work in real estate development and preservation; and a look at Casa Phippsberger... READ MORE
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SAN FRANCISCO SOCIAL DIARY

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Jeanne Lawrence out in San Francisco attends the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Foundation’s grand gala featuring bountiful buffets, music performances throughout, and interactive exhibitions that introduced attendees to the Van Ness Campus’s advanced medical technology and personal touches... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Spring Splendor on Palm Beach

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T'is the Season no longer down among the sheltering palms of Palm Beach, winter residents are migrating north but Augustus Mayhew gives us a quick view of the annual Mounts Botanical Garden Spring Benefit at the home of Susanne and Douglas Durst, and a book signing at the Colony for Wendy Moonan and her new book on New York City rooms. ... READ MORE
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Sarasota Social Diary: Voyage to Paradise

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Down in sunny Sarasota, Geraldine Fabrikant was busy attending Sarasota Bay's Selby Gardens’ annual Orchid Ball, "Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise," declared a “triumph!”; also the Ringling School of Art and Design’s annual “Avant Garde” gala... READ MORE
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Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens

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Stephanie Green makes her way down south for Historic Charleston Foundation's Festival of Houses & Gardens just as the wisteria, camellias, and azaleas were bursting with vibrancy... READ MORE
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Art Matters: Susan Phipps Cochran + Peggy Guggenheim

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Augustus Mayhew, back from his sojourn to Venice and other parts of Italy, takes us on a tour of the works and world of Peggy Guggenheim, and other women artists Susan Phipps Cochran, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Diana Guest, also an artist... READ MORE
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WINTER EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Jeanne Lawrence covers a bevy of opening events in San Francisco, including the opening of Adam Lindemann's Venus Over Manhattan, "Kimono Refashioned" at the Asian Art Museum, and a ceremony for Maria Manetti Shrem, who was awarded the Order of The Star of Italy... READ MORE