An excerpt from Melanie Benjamin's The Swans of Fifth Avenue
“I introduced you to him first,” Slim reminded Babe after that fateful weekend jaunt to the Paley’s home in Jamaica; that startling, stunning weekend when Babe and Truman had found themselves blinking at the first dazzling sunrise of friendship, still so new that they didn’t quite understand that ... More
Could Britain's most notorious clique be staging a comeback?
"It’s hard to describe how good it feels to be home.” That’s what Rebekah Brooks wrote to her staff in September when she returned to her old job running News Corp’s U.K. media operation. If roaming the halls of the company’s 17-story command center near London Bridge station was indeed a homecoming ... More
The owner of Jack & Rose Florist shares simple tips for elevating your holiday table
The holidays are the perfect time to impress your guests with an over-the-top floral centerpiece that’ll add dimension and natural beauty to your tablescape. To learn the intricacies of flower arranging, DuJour is looking to the experts at Jack & Rose Florist. The Long Island-based floral design studio has ... More
Is there still such a thing as a socialite? The answer is complicated, according to Tinsley Mortimer.
“The term might be a bit dated today, but I have come to embrace it,” she says, sipping Pinot Noir at Harry Cipriani on Fifth Avenue. “If it means a woman who is ... More
Tony Abrams has reinvented Gilded Age society. Will you get in?
Four hundred might be one of the only numbers that has a place in the dictionary. Its definition reads: "The social elite of a community." But it wasn't until the late 1800s that 400 had any real value.
Before The Real Housewives of NYC, Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor dominated Gilded Age New York society, throwing ... More
Sip champagne while circumnavigating the globe on a massive 52-person private plane
The next time you fly commercial—say, on a transatlantic flight from the U.S. to Europe—imagine what it would be like to completely gut renovate the plane and bring it back to life as a luxurious private jet.
Well, that’s exactly what TCS World Travel did to its newly launched Boeing 757, ... More
Jonathan Adler is as candid as he is colorful. The potter turned furniture designer and author describes his career as an “accidental creative odyssey.” Adler sold his first collection of pots to Barneys New York in 1994. Now, the mutli-hyphenate has over 25 stores worldwide. His line includes decorative ... More
Amid California’s drought woes, some of the state’s wealthiest residents have uncovered ways to have their water and drink it, too
The California drought has affected more than just the Golden State’s landscape. These days in Beverly Hills, watering your grass, washing your car and filling your pool are all restricted activities, and at restaurants from Spago to Sqirl Kitchen, water for the table is available only upon request. Since ... More
The women behind Lady Sheila Stable Two are turning horse racing into the Sport of Queens
Sheila Rosenblum doesn’t like to take no for an answer. “It may be the death of me in the end,” the Manhattan social fixture says. “Life should be about calculated risks, and not all of mine have come with calculation.”
As the founder of Lady Sheila Stable Two, an all-female horse-racing group ... More