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July 24, 2014   
PARTY PICTURES
LongHouse Reserve's "WHITE HOT + BLUE 2" Benefit; The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's 5th Annual Unconditional Love Gala; The 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse Gala Preview Cocktail Party.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Mick Jagger Energizes "A Most Wanted Man" Premiere ... Hot Stuff Coming to Broadway: "It's Only a Play" and "A Delicate Balance" — Plan in Advance!
SOCIAL DIARY
A nice sunny only slightly humid day in New York; a Maurice Prendergast painting of the local park; a pre-birthday dinner with a friend where we met one of the most famous names in America. And a look at some of the parties filling the social calendar last weekend in the Hamptons.
PARTY PICTURES
 Acria hosts Cocktails at Sunset; Cocktail reception for the New York Stem Cell Foundation's annual summer benefit; Bridgehampton Polo Club's opening day at Two Trees Farm; Opening night of "Clever Little Lies" at Guild Hall.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Jo Nesbo's latest page-turner, "The Son" ... Elaine Stritch — The Great Fantasy Dinner Guest!
HOUSE
John Foreman unearths more treasure on his trek across the Midwest.
TRAVEL
London Social Diary. Sharon, Countess Sondes makes her annual trip to London with her man, Geoffrey Thomas, wines, dines, and goes to Royal Ascot too.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Marlo Triumphs. "Sex Tape" Flaccid ... Ann-Margret Still Sizzles ... Patti LuPone Signs On ... Art Garfunkel Returns Home ... "True Blood" Gets a Healthy Last-Season Transfusion. 
SOCIAL DIARY
Beautiful weekend in New York. Catching up on events: the 20th Anniversary celebration for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and all the memories of past lives that were evoked.
PARTY PICTURES
"Ladies Who Lunch For A "Cure" benefitting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation; AFIPO honors Hans Zimmer in Los Angeles; Komen Greater NYC Young Professionals Pink Rocks the Rock; Inner-City Scholarship Fund's 14th annual Project YESS Reception; 3rd Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt speculates on a rumor about a piece of property (the Mellon estate in Upperville) and who the billionaire might be, and why that's dish; plus the lady celebrates her birthday all week ending on a yacht "Celebration" with good friends, good weather, good food.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Remakes, Re-Boots, A Lack of
Imagination — But The Money Keeps Rolling In! ... Mother/Daughter Memoirs ... The Last Words of Elaine Stritch — Exactly What You'd Expect!
SOCIAL DIARY
Sad news came from Michigan that the great Elaine Stritch had taken her final bow; and Maria Janis reminded of another departure of a great -- Lorin Maazel -- with a couple of private photes of the maestro and his friend, Maria's husband Byron Janis.
SOCIAL HISTORY
Social History. Augustus Mayhew follows up his "Resort Life, the Ellen Glendinning Ordway Archive" with a "Debutante's Diary, Part I, 1919-1920." The beginning of modern times in American society, seen through the eyes of Miss Glendinning herself.
HOUSE
A look back at Sian, Lesley, and JH's interview with photographer Pieter Estersohn (from 2008) where they fell in love with his Gramercy Park-meets-Paris-Bohemian apartment and his son Elio.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Elaine Stritch — A Great Life Force Passes
On. (But She's Raising The Roof Someplace Else, Right Now!)
SOCIAL DIARY
Nice summer day after the rain; the New York lunch scene at Michael's, all deals hatching great, small and good. Keeping up with keeping up.
PARTY PICTURES
The launch of All Star Code (ASC) at the Lewis Estate in East Hampton; The 17th Annual Mashomack International Polo Challenge; Island Moving Company's "Nuit Blanche" in Newport; Broadway Barks' 16th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Melissa McCarthy and Me — Was I Too Mean?! ... Womanly Passions — and Betrayals — Dominate Anne Somerset's Bio of a British Queen ... Hating Celebrities ... Disdaining Beauty. (Oh, Really?) 
SOCIAL DIARY
A very rainy day and night yesterday in New York. An interesting lunch with Bonnie Strauss at Michael's, followed by a dinner with old friends at Sette Mezzo which was bustling; and a great obit from the Telegraph of London of the Duchess of Roxburghe.
GUEST DIARY
I had dinner last week with Jesse Kornbluth of Headbutler.com. When I arrived he was waiting patiently deep into a new novel that he could barely tear himself away from called "Filth." Here is his review.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: "The Last Magazine" — Brilliant, Horrifying, Hilarious, Deeply Disturbing ... Maureen O' Hara Dazzles on Turner Classic Movies ... George W. Bush's Texas Retreat. 
SOCIAL DIARY
Remembering Nick Simunek. Last Thursday, Fred Anderson celebrated a Big Day at Arena with hundreds of friends; also a birthday dinner at Haven's Kitchen for Mark Epstein; plus Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's kick-off for this coming Saturday's gala.
HOUSE
John Foreman visits an Old Kentucky Home, instead of just singing about one.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Tuesday's Tossed Salad: Anthony Bourdain ... Paul Theroux ... Cameron Diaz ... Madonna.
SOCIAL DIARY
Marking the 225th anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in Paris, igniting the French Revolution and the end of the Bourbon monarchy and the execution of Louis XVI and his queen, Marie-Antoinette.
PARTY PICTURES
Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party 2014; Boys & Girls Club's of the Bellport area held its Eleventh Annual Beach Ball; Madison Square Boys & Girls Club's annual Youth of the Year Gala.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt has the best of two worlds, to be a "city" mouse (in NYC) and a "country" mouse (in very rural Millwood, Virginia), each for one memorable night.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: The Monday Mix — QE 2's New Portrait ...
HBO Sweeps The Emmy Nominations ... Lindsay Onstage in London? ... How Does Justin Bieber Keep On Losing His Clothes? 
SOCIAL HISTORY
Augustus Mayhew's Resort Life, Chapter XLII, 1974-1975. The final chapter in the great Ellen Glendinning Fraser Ordway photo archive, a photo memoir spanning almost 50 years from 1929, with epilogue of this remarkable woman by her great-granddaughter.
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Lexington Gardens' Michael Walter in his delightful little sanctuary overlooking  Harlem and Central Park to the south.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: FRIDAY Fry-Up — "George Clooney Vs. The Daily Mail ... Faye Dunaway's Lost "Master Class" ... Will Rosie Shake, Rattle and Roll "The View" Again? ... Mila Kunis — Careful of Those Movie Star Crushes, Girl!

WEDNESDAY 7/23

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Page-Turners ...
 

Party Pictures:
Cocktails at Sunset
 

Social Diary:
New York scenes
 

TUESDAY 7/22

The Way They Live:
Big Old Houses: Survival Euphoria
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Emotion in Motion ...
 

Travel:
London Social Diary
 

MONDAY 7/21

Social Diary:
American Landscapes
 

Party Pictures:
Young Professionals and Lifetime Achievements
 

Across The Nation/Across The World:
Washington Social Diary
 

FRIDAY 7/18

Social History:
A Debutante's Diary Part I: 1919-1920
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: A Great Life Force Passes On
 

Social Diary:
Great Departures
 

THURSDAY 7/17

Social Diary:
What’d you say??
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Womanly Passions ...
 

Party Pictures:
Achievement
 



CALENDAR
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HOUSE
NYSD House interviews designer Stephen Sills.


ACROSS THE WORLD
Carol Joynt runs down the the most memorable Parties of the Year.

GUEST DIARY
Liz Smith: A Tell-All-Your-Friends Triumph ...

DINING
A time for indoor pursuits, warming cocktails, and comfort food.

PHILANTHROPY
Silda Wall Spitzer Does the Right Thing.

SHOPPING DIARY
It's a wrap!


GALLERY
A selection of JH's city pics are now available for purchase.
 

ART SET
The Art Set: Art & Food.
 

TRAVEL
Notes of Paris, Provence, and Cannes.
 

THE LIST / CAMEO
Browse all the faces and names that matter.
 

SOCIAL HISTORY
Chapter XXXI: Palm Beach 1966-1967


SOCIAL DIARY
7.23.14: New York scenes

7.21.14: American Landscapes

7.18.14: Great Departures

7.17.14: What’d you say??

7.16.14: Left out in the rain

PARTY PICTURES
7.24.14: White Hot Summer

7.23.14: Cocktails at Sunset

7.21.14: Young Professionals and Lifetime Achievements

7.17.14: Achievement

7.14.14: Midsummer Parties

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