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August 1, 2014   
HOUSE
NYSD House visits Alex Papachristidis in his new apartment, which has an Old World European feel. This type of decorating, says Alex, is all about history. Is he a dying breed? His answer: "If I'm a dying breed, is history going to die?"
ACROSS THE WORLD
Shanghai Social Diary. Jeanne Lawrence savors the memory of a
whirlwind two-week "culinary discovery" trip of Asia with stops in Hong Kong, Taipei [Taiwan], Singapore, and Shanghai.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH:  Friday Fry-Up — Beyonce and Jay Z: The Real Turtle Soup or The Mock?  (I Do Mean The Tales of Their "Split.") ... Roger Friedman ... Woody Allen ... Elaine Stritch and ... We Weren't In Marilyn's Bedroom the Night She Died; All We Know is She's Dead. Let's Watch Her Movies!
SOCIAL DIARY
Beautiful summer day yesterday in New York; luncheon for one at Michael's, a walk up Fifth and Madison, taking it all in.
DINING
Erin Frankel visits the James Beard Foundation's Chefs & Champagne
event at the Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack, N.Y. ... and lets us in on some of her favorites bites.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH:  I Love "Hercules" and Dwayne Johnson and I Don't Care Who Knows It! ... Mika Brzezinski Vs. "Sharknado 2"  (Ian Ziering, You Deserve a Medal!)
SOCIAL DIARY
A perfect summer day in New York finds DPC reading Juliet Nicolson's "The Perfect Summer: England 1911 Just Before the Storm," about the end of the Edwardian era for the upper classes, the 1% of the British. An engrossing, funny and fascinating history of the very rich.
PARTY PICTURES
The 21st Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, One Thousand
Nights and One Night | Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade; Blue Jean Ball and Spectator Luncheon at Fitch's Corner Horse Trials.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH:  Marilyn and Joe — Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye.
HOUSE
John Foreman spends an afternoon in St. Louis at the Magic Chef Mansion. (The what?) The Magic Chef Mansion!
PARTY PICTURES
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's Super Saturday 17, sponsored by
QVC; Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala in Saint Tropez; IYRS School of Technology & Trades Annual Summer Gala; Inaugural Knights of Malta "Legacy of Hope Sunset" cocktail reception; Benefit concert for the Jay Heritage Center in Rye.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Tuesday's Tossed Salad — Wendy Finerman ... Carolina Herrera ... Chita Rivera ... Debi Mazar ... Bette and Joan Rarities on YouTube.
SOCIAL DIARY
A beautiful summer weekend in New York. DPC celebrates his with old friends at Swifty's evoking memories; plus the birthday of JH's mother the week before; Plus the death of John Mazzola, former longtime CEO of Lincoln Center whose funeral will be held today at Frank Campbell's.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Carol Joynt recalled the historic day when Richard M. Nixon resigned the Presidency in August 1974 when she was one of three writing the news copy for Walter Cronkite and the CBS Evening News; And update on the upcoming sale of the Mellon farm in Upperville.
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: Remembering Jackie Kennedy and Jackie O, on Her 85th Birthday.
SOCIAL DIARY
Beautiful Thursday in New York, a visit with Anthony Haden-Guest and his exhibition of art at Swifty's; the Michael's lunch with the guests' new webisode; and the opening night of Art Southampton.
HOUSE
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit with designer John Douglas Eason, who admits it was a long haul: "It's taken me a long time to really feel comfortable in this business."
GUEST DIARY
LIZ SMITH: A "Timely" Lunch ... Chris Meigher's New Venture ... Charles Busch, Vaudeville Veteran ... Bill O'Reilly's Latest.
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!

THURSDAY 7/31

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: "Hercules" makes a strong showing ...
 

NYSD Dining:
Bits & Morsels
 

Social Diary:
Rare moments
 

WEDNESDAY 7/30

Social Diary:
The Perfect Summer
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Marilyn and Joe ...
 

Party Pictures:
Sleepless Nights and Horsey Days
 

TUESDAY 7/29

The Way They Live:
Big Old Houses: "Magic Chef" ... (really)
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Tuesday's Tossed Salad ...
 

Decorator Series:
Big Old Houses: "Magic Chef" ... (really)
 

MONDAY 7/28

Social Diary:
Summer birthdays
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Remembering Jackie at 85
 

Across The Nation/Across The World:
Washington Social Diary
 

FRIDAY 7/25

Social Diary:
Interesting Inferences
 

Decorator Series:
John Douglas Eason
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Familiar convictions ...
 



CALENDAR
Browse our calendar listings and submit your event. It's free!

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
7.31.14: Rare moments

7.30.14: The Perfect Summer

7.28.14: Summer birthdays

7.25.14: Interesting Inferences

7.23.14: New York scenes

PARTY PICTURES
7.30.14: Sleepless Nights and Horsey Days

7.29.14: Super Saturdays

7.24.14: White Hot Summer

7.23.14: Cocktails at Sunset

7.21.14: Young Professionals and Lifetime Achievements

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