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July 28, 2014   
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!
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. 

FRIDAY 7/25

Social Diary:
Interesting Inferences
 

Decorator Series:
John Douglas Eason
 

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: Familiar convictions ...
 

THURSDAY 7/24

Guest Diary:
LIZ SMITH: "A Most Wanted Man" ...
 

Party Pictures:
White Hot Summer
 

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
 



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
7.28.14: Summer birthdays

7.25.14: Interesting Inferences

7.23.14: New York scenes

7.21.14: American Landscapes

7.18.14: Great Departures

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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