Category Archives: New York Social Diary

From FLO to Toe

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Conservancy guests arriving for the annual Hat Luncheon may be focused on their elegant, elaborate, inventive toppers but as they’re escorted down the stately stone staircase, the shoes they’re wearing also command attention. From glittery sandals … Continue reading

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American Friends of Versailles’ Visit to Sicily

Friday, January 6, 2017 Paint flaking from the ceiling of the Queen’s Guards Room in Versailles. by Sharon Hoge Photographs by Faith Coolidge & Sharon King HogeA new year’s resolution of the American Friends of Versailles is to raise funds … Continue reading

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Kent Presents

The Kent School campus was the setting for “Kent Presents.” Friday, September 2, 2016. Labor Day Weekend, end of Summer.Yesterday in New York we had some light showers intermittently throughout the day, and remaining overcast, with temps dropping into the … Continue reading

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New York Social Diary Friends of Versaille

On another note, historical/cultural, you may have seen the American Friends of Versailles’ New York schedule which we published here last week. It was a fantastic five days of luncheons, lectures, tours of private houses and collections, cocktail receptions, dinners, … Continue reading

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Party Puddle Jumpers

by Sharon King Hoge in New York Social Diary In the mist-heavy air with raindrops threatening, we were expecting a flood of Wellies at this year’s Hat Luncheon. We did see a few pairs of tall boots, and at least … Continue reading

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Grand Finale of the Hampton Classic Horse Show

 Published on New York Social Diary Judging jumpers is the main event, but there’s another annual competition at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. For the grand finale afternoon this past Saturday, tables in the VIP Tent are elaborately decorated by … Continue reading

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American Friends of Versailles Visit Bourbon Locations in Spain

Escorted by Bourbon descendants of the Kings of France, contributors to the American Friends of Versailles were recently entertained for four days in some of Madrid’s iconic institutions and private homes linked to the Spanish Bourbons. Organized and escorted by … Continue reading

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