Tinsley Mortimer is an American socialite whose Wikipedia page describes her as a descendant of “Thomas Jefferson (on her mother’s side) and relatives of Patrick Henry and James Madison (on her father’s side).” She has written a tidy little roman à clef titled Southern Charm, and last night, as International Workers’ Day came to a Read More
Two museums competed last night for the attention of the beautiful and the philanthropic. While the Plaza hosted the more formal Winter Ball for the Museum of the City of New York, over at the American Museum of Natural History, the attendees tried to outdo the exhibits in exotic attire.
Menace to Society
For months now, my steady assault on the social world had provided me a healthy diet of Krug and canapés.
Not this time.
“We’re giving you a book report,” said my editor. That sounded suspiciously like work.
“You won’t make it any further in society until you know what it is, where it comes from,” he said. “You’ll just hit a wall. Having no idea what you’re doing is charming, but only to a point.”
So instead of dressing up and going to parties, my mission was to find out everything I could about the history of New York’s upper crust.