SOCIAL DIARY The great Blizzard Juno moves through New York after much fevered anticipation ruling the day before its arrival, and leaving much disappointment on its departure to the northeast for much rougher visits.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Julianne Moore Moves Closer to Dating Hollywood's Most Wanted Naked Guy — Oscar! ... Tracee Ellis Ross Talks Big Hair and Big Mama (That's Miss Diana Ross, to You!)
SOCIAL DIARY A stormy winter's day and night in New York with a lovely lunch interlude with a surprise gathering of friends hosted by Lisa Schiff at Swifty's.
HOUSE John Foreman visits one of the most beautiful houses on Long Island, formerly the home of Winston and CZ Guest.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Ladies Who Ruled the SAG Awards — Viola Davis ... Debbie Reynolds ... Frances McDormand ... Julianne Moore.
PARTY PICTURES Opening night of the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory; ABT's 75th Anniversary Celebration Party at Alice Tully Hall.
GUEST DIARY Accessories Diary. Alison Minton covers the opening night of the Winter Antiques Show, which presented a great opportunity for people watching in addition to some pretty fabulous antiquing.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt reports on the renovation of the French Ambassador's residence and its new occupant Gérard Araud, who arrived this past September.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: It's all "Cake" — if not the Oscar frosting — for Jennifer Aniston ... Gucci head man dresses down ... media mavens won't "take lunch" ... Bette Midler ... Pete Peterson ... Judy Garland's surprising "Swan Songs."
SOCIAL DIARY Last night was the Opening Night Party for the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory with 75 Exhibitors and benefiting the East Side House Settlement.
PARTY PICTURES Museum of the Moving Image honors Julianne Moore; Opening night of the 4th annual Metro Curates; The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation's 2nd Annual Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon.
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Clemmer Mayhew's Palm Beach Social Diary: Winter Equestrian Festival @ Wellington opens + Humane Society's To the Rescue! Gala @ The Breakers.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Curiosity Killed the Cat, but it made Brian Grazer the super-producer he is today ... Sally Kellerman Sings in New York, and Might Be Back From The Dead on "The Young and the Restless" ... Madonna is "Living for Love" and having fun doing it, too! ... The adorableness of "Paddington."
SOCIAL DIARY Grey winter's day, interesting lunch at Michael's; Susan Silver swoons over Lord Charles Spencer and his new book at Christie's; a reception and first showing of excerpts of Ric Burns' new film "American Ballet Theatre; A Documentary" at Alice Tully Hall; Opening night of the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair; and the 38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon at the Hilton.
GUEST DIARY No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol considers that "extreme times all for extreme measures of late ..." and then she gets into it, talking about "everything and everybody pushing the envelope ..."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Defending Justin Bieber? (Yes, the Apocalypse is Nigh!) ... Angela Bassett's "Whitney" — Ratings Trump Reviews ... More Platinum "Buttah" for Barbra ... We Love Lady Mary Crawley! (Find Your Cuddles Someplace Else.)
SOCIAL DIARY Grey and dull day, but the social calendar is starting to light up again, with Lord Charles Spencer's booksigning at Christie's, and Julianne Moore being saluted by the Museum of the Moving Image at their gala at 583 Park Avenue.
PARTY PICTURES A Night of Great Expectation to benefit the Glades Academy Foundation; Kick-off party in Palm Beach for the NYC Mission Society's annual Gala; Bulgari Hosted a "POSH" Affair in Honor of Lighthouse Guild's Annual Gala.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Zeroing In on "American Sniper."
HOUSE John Foreman stalls for another week in Millbrook, to tell a good story about an old house.
ACROSS THE WORLD Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt explains the DC effect on the Oscar nominations regarding "Selma," and explains that Georgetown is in renaissance reminding her of the early days of Camelot.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews Taylor Branch's three volume biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- "an epic life unfolding in front of your eyes."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Oscar Nominations, aka: "The Crying Game!"
SOCIAL DIARY Another cold winter's day in New York; reflecting on the metropolis as a great big small town; plus last night's opening of the Mariinsky Ballet at BAM with a special performance of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake."
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit once-decorating editor-turned-interior designer Katie Ridder in her house in the suburbs, which she shares with architect Peter Pennoyer.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Gloves of Madame Clooney ... We Will Remember Everybody Who Passed in 2014 ... The Rich Legacy of Governor Ann Richards.
SOCIAL DIARY The Wednesday lunch at Michael's with author Amanda Vaill; plus a book launch for Phyllis Lee Levin and her biography of John Quincy Adams; plus Playground Partners Annual Skating Party in Central Park.
ACROSS THE WORLD Clemmer Mayhew's Palm Beach Social Diary: Oscar Finale @ The Flagler + Polo @ Gulfstream + Zang @ Saks + Wine Class @ Paramount + Ta-Ta Testa's.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Thursday's Rap: Jennifer Aniston ... Natalie Wood ... Strapless Gowns ... Jane Fonda ... Big Hearts in Palm Beach.
SOCIAL DIARY Cold mid-January days; quiet city nights, Memories piqued about a longtime television producer named Bill Harbach and an excellent interview that will make you laugh too.
PARTY PICTURES The New 42nd Street's annual Gala; The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show's Kickoff Party; The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County's Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance; The National Arts Club Opens Francisco de Goya y Lucientes' 'Los Caprichos.'
Some Good News and Congratulations: Margo Howard recounts the report she got from a friend about the marriage of Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman in Sarasota, Florida last week.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: More Thoughts On Hollywood's "Golden" Night.
HOUSE John Foreman wraps up his short history of Millbrook, stopping just short of saying, "There's no place like home."
GUEST DIARY My Sarasota. Geraldine Fabrikant writes about discovering the wintertime lure of Sarasota, Florida with its quiet, low-key lifestyle, rich cultural life, and beautiful Gulf Coast setting.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Rene Russo — Back On Screen, At Long Last, in "Nightcrawler." Here's To Women In Their Prime! ... A Few Golden Globe Thoughts ... Anita Ekberg — The Iconic International Cinema Image of all Time Goes to That Great Fountain in The Sky.
SOCIAL DIARY A predictably cold and grey January weekend in New York. Good for reading and staying home. Plus one of the great Telegraph obits, about Anita Eckberg who died yesterday at age 83.
PARTY PICTURES American Red Cross celebrated its eighth annual "Beach Bash" in Palm Beach; The Garden Conservancy commemorated its 25th Anniversary with a festive party at the Metropolitan Club; POSH Palm Beach kicked off its season at an annual Holiday Tea.
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Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt takes in the opening night of the 60th Annual Washington Antiques Show at the Katzen Arts Center.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Fashion Is Ageless! ... Chita Rivera Will "Visit" Broadway in March ... Remembering the Original Aussie Hottie — Rod Taylor.