The Eight-Day Week
“After the movie’s over, she will be here answering your questions,” spluttered entertainment troublemaker Perez Hilton to an “animated” (read: gay) audience at the Crosby Hotel’s theater last Sunday. Shindigger and others had gathered for a sneak peak at Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, featuring the bawdy Broadway legend, back in Manhattan two years after allegedly retiring to sedate Birmingham, Mich., the town of her youth. Read More
The cutesy-named “Purses and Pursenalities” luncheon benefits the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, and this year it honors five fabulous and oft-photographed faces: Betsy Pitts, Claudia Overstrom, party vet/party snapper Patrick McMullan, Susan Meyer of preppy shoe line JP Crickets and socialite/jeweler HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia. The master of ceremonies is decorator Thom Filicia, who became famous on the reality show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and there are of course handbags by designers such as Stuart Weitzman, Cole Haan and Douglas Hannant to buy at the silent auction, so make sure your Gucci coin purse is well stocked with credit cards.
Lavish is not a word normally associated with book parties. Most of them are characterized by warm white wine and pallid cubes of cheese. Unless you are a member of the celebrated Guinness family, in which case your guests will be treated to Blood Orange Bellinis and delicate crab cakes in a mind-blowingly glamorous apartment Read More
The Humane Society is not a hypocritical organization — and so the cuisine served at its benefit gala Wednesday night was, fittingly, vegan. (Munching on seitan chops, The Observer barely missed the meat and cream.) The event packed 525 animal lovers, including Topper Mortimer, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Hunt Slonem, Sharon Bush, and co-chairs Amanda Read More