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.
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.
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!
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!
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.