I guess I should blog. I don’t know why I haven’t except that I’m boring and then I would bore you and you wouldn’t stop by anymore and then I wouldn’t have anyone to read what I wasn’t writing.
I have a friend who occasionally sends me links to the New York Social Diary website. It’s the society pages for the fabulously wealthy of NY, their parties and fundraisers, their faces and surgeries. What is wrong with these people? Do they not own mirrors? I must share some of my favorite fotos of the fabulous. I have also run the Google on some of these folks to give you some back story on why they are so fabulous.
Let’s make this easy by starting with a famous person. Bernadette Peters starred with Steve Martin in the classic and hilarious The Jerk (1979). If you haven’t seen it. Stop reading, go watch it and come back. We can wait. Done? Okay.
Ms. Peters is most widely known as a singer/actress on Broadway. She is 65 years old.
Not for nothin’ but I don’t think she is what 65 is supposed to look like.
Now we will move on to the non-famous rich and learn a thing or two about fitting in in fabulous NY society.
Suzanne’s husband William is a big wig in the financial world, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY and a NY Philarmonic Board Member. I don’t know if he makes enough money to buy a mirror so that his wife can see she has given herself a clown face. The McDonoughs and McGraths are good friends or at least the wives get their faces stretched at the same place. Here are the two couples at another event a few years ago:
Look how happy Mrs. Kim is. You know why she’s so happy? Nope, not because her face has been frozen in a leering grin. It’s because she is married to Mr. Kim:
Interesting thing about Whitney and Robert Douglass (pictured above), she is 34 and he is 49. Wha? They both have impressive pedigrees. You can view their NY Times wedding announcement here.
Time for more kids!
Pictured above are Muffie Aston in the off- white dress stolen from 1977, her husband Sherrell, daughter in law (I’m guessing), Allison and son Sherrell and their very cute girls Bracie and Ashleigh. Bracie. Granddaughter of Muffie.
The Wooden Lady is actually Ms. Somers White, pictured with her ex-husband Jonathan Farkas. She was his 3rd wife and as “a condition of marriage” she had to agree to have no children. Probably not a bad idea. Do you know how rich this guy must be to keep getting “pretty” younger women who have tanned themselves to the bone to marry him. That rich. They still “fulfill” their social obligations together even though they are divorced. Much like me and Mitch.
This lovely trio is Joan Goodwin in green, wife of a financial guy. Joan is surprised. Her friend Grace “The Face” Meigher of New York and Palm Beach is married to Chris Meigher interesting story on his rise and fall here. And last but not least Patti Fast. Patti Fast lives in Greenwich, CT and seems to be a very accomplished, involved woman and she doesn’t seem that surprised, at all.
These two are my favorites. And I want to age like her.
Cora and Clarence Michalis. I like them. They look like old people who have nice clothes on. I can’t find much information on them. Their daughters were married in the 80s according to the NY Times. He is on the board of the Nassau County Art Museum. I just like the look of them.
My 30th high school reunion is Friday and then Derwood Mudd and I are going to Sunriver in Central Oregon for a couple of days for my company’s 25th anniversary. Maybe that will give me something to write about.