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In the Holiday Spirit

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T’is the season of busy-busy: the AMC’s annual “Top Dog Gala” last night at Cipriani 42nd Street; JH’s neighborhood tour of the emerging holiday spirit; the Asian Cultural Council’s honoring Elizabeth McCormack; The NY Botanical Garden’s luncheon at La Grenouille; and Mollie Brewster Broussard’s Collection of fabulous jewels to be a... READ MORE
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The beat of the upcoming holidays

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On the road to the holidays, New Yorkers gathered outside the Brick Church for the Park Avenue tree lighting and caroling; over in Paris Elizabeth Stribling was awarded the Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur; and DPC getting a haircut reminded JH of a famous slogan... READ MORE
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Only in New York

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Not quite a winter’s day, but close. The annual Metropolitan Opera Guild luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street was a fantastic affair for the devoted lovers of Opera, reminding me of the first time I went and learned the secret of the impassioned devotion of the opera fan... READ MORE
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Talking Turkey

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Wintry weather rain snow and ice moving in, and we’re still thinking of Thanksgiving and the fabulous Macy’s parade which Paige Peterson caught on her camera (an annual event for us) on the parade balloons in motion; amazing... READ MORE
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The day after Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving holiday here and there, pre-Parade and also last night with friends at table; Plus the Mission Society’s annual Fall Harvest Feast, and a wise suggestion for all on this holiday... READ MORE
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Going to the dogs … and cats

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First time attending the ASPCA’s annual luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street was very impressive and left me thinking about the dogs and cats in my life... READ MORE
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Little Buster, Remembered

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Remembering Little Buster. Recalling a more than twice told Diary story about the life of a sweet Shih Tzu I’d rescued from the CACC more than twenty years ago... READ MORE
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Service to the Nation

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Many more Party Pictures at this busy season, but first we remember this day 56 years ago when in Dallas, the life of our young President was taken from us... READ MORE
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A hopeful lesson in human activity, irony and all

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A rainy, foggy night in Manhattan last month when the World Monuments Fund held its annual Hadrian Gala at the Rainbow Room, black tie, a beautiful setting for a hopeful lesson in human activity, irony and all... READ MORE
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In the Right Light

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With the holiday season about to begin what could be better than a Diary on jewels (at auction) and art and beauty in Venice and Palm Beach as seen through the eyes of our PB editor Augustus Mayhew... READ MORE
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Exceptions to the rule

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The annual Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation’s symposium and luncheon at the Pierre provided more hope; and the Carter Burden Network’s Silver and White Night gala dinner at the Mandarin Oriental honored Fern Mallis... READ MORE
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A Landmark Night

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Catching up with a crowded calendar; Last Wednesday night’s Living Landmarks Gala at the Plaza where DPC made his public singing debut; and a book party at Paige Peterson’s for Hawk Koch’s new Hollywood memoir “Magic Time: My Life in Hollywood."... READ MORE