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The life and times of Josephine Hartford, Part I

Social History
The Life and Times of 20th century American Josephine Hartford, heiress to the enormous A&P supermarkets fortune, by Charlie Burns... READ MORE
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A Tale of New York Life

Social Diary
Looking back to the year end 2000 and 2009 and one New Yorker who loved life in the Big Town... READ MORE
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Artescape at Winter Park, Part II

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew’s art history tour continues at the Morse Museum of American Art beginning with Tiffany at Laurelton Hall, the country estate of Louis Comfort Tiffany... READ MORE
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Realtor’s Domain: Greenwich at Palm Beach, 1917-1925

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew takes us on a historical relationship between Greenwich and Palm Beach... READ MORE
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My Love Affair with Chanel, Part III

Guest Diary
Chanel, the legend, the woman revealed and real. The third and final chapter of Jackie Roger's "Love Affair with Chanel."... READ MORE
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My Love Affair with Chanel, Part II

Guest Diary
My Love Affair with Chanel, Part II. Jackie Rogers, an American girl modeling in Rome and Paris, is hired to model for Coco Chanel... READ MORE
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My Love Affair with Chanel, Part I

Guest Diary
The first installment of three of the memoir-in-the-works, “My Love Affair with Chanel,” by Jackie Rogers... READ MORE
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Virtual history: Landmarks Discovered @ Palm Beach

Palm Beach
Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew covers the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s updating of house tours and live lectures being transferred to video, transforming the experience onto the 21 century tech... READ MORE
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THE AGE OF THE DEBUTANTE; Newport in the 1930s, Part II

Social History
Part II of Charles Burns' history of the Newport debutantes growing up and marrying princes, counts and assorted society heirs and playboys... READ MORE
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This Was Then: Valentino’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition in New York

Social History
Today we’re re-running a Social History from Mary Hilliard’s archive from September 1992, the opening of Valentino’s 30th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory. It was such a glamorous affair that we first ran it as a retrospective in 2010. Today we return to it... READ MORE
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THE AGE OF THE DEBUTANTE; Newport in the 1930s, Part I

Social History
Newport historian Charles Burns on the Age of the Debutante in the exuberant years after the Gilded Age when Newport celebrated its youths’ coming of age... READ MORE
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The Greening of Palm Beach: Palm Beach Country Club

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew takes us on a historical tour of the real estate development of Palm Beach, and ultimately the history of its amazing private country club — when progress was our most important product... READ MORE

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