The Eight-Day Week
The stupidest question I ever asked was at a dinner party at a rambling summerhouse in East Hampton.
We were seated at a long, white-washed barnwood table with matching Louis XV salon chairs—an expensive take on “shabby chic” that was underscored by the jacketed household staff who could be glimpsed through the kitchen door. Surrounding me Read More
Help feed New York’s hungry and dine with entertaining mogul Martha Stewart at City Harvest’s Ninth Annual “On Your Plate Luncheon.” Ms. Stewart is the guest speaker (no word yet on whether she will offer brownie-baking tips), and co-chairs include Gillian Miniter and Topsy Taylor. Society columnist David Patrick Columbia of the website New York Read More
Another reason for the Michael’s-dining, Bergdorf Goodman window-shoppers of Fifth Avenue to hate the homeless: they are actually rich, college-going liars in disguise. Thank goodness for New York Social Diary’s David Patrick Columbia, who took it upon himself to investigate the curious case of a panhandling young lady who has claimed for nine months now to be seven months pregnant.
David Patrick Columbia, the author of the Web site New York Social Diary, was sitting where he often sits, at the front table at Swifty’s on the Upper East Side. He was talking about what makes the arts possible, the web of money, power and ambiguous motives that has for a long time successfully convinced Read More
In between pedicures and helicopter rides, Harold Ford Jr. found time to dine at—where else?—Michael’s on Tuesday.
David Patrick Columbia of New York Social Diary reports that Mr. Ford “breezed in” alongside Kammy Moalemzadeh, the managing director of Arcadia Investment Partners. (Senator Gillibrand has been spotted there, too.)
“[S]everal Read More
Late last year, a man named Aidan Vola, a plumber by trade, decided to launch a society magazine called New York Hamptonite. Using $118,000 of his own savings, he assembled a sales team and rented a small office in Bridgehampton. At 3 a.m. on May 22, 2009, the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, his distributor Read More
At the Wildlife Conservation Society benefit at the Central Park Zoo last Wednesday, June 10, the main attraction was the Alison Maher Stern snow leopard exhibit, located between the koala bears and the otters. As the black tie event got under way Ms. Stern, who provided the three leopards with their new habitats, was on Read More
Country singer Kellie Pickler is a bit of a skirt chaser.
“I think it’s sexy,” the platinum blond 22-year-old former American Idol contestant told the Daily Transom. “I think it’s great. Real men wear kilts!”
Ladies, not so much! Ms. Pickler wore a non-plaid Gwen Russell-designed red gown to the Read More