SOCIAL SAFARI:

AROUND THE WORLD

WASHINGTON, PALM BEACH, NYC, LONDON, CHINA & SLEEPY HOLLOW

Balls & Billionaires- Mini BLTs and potato chips were among the light bites served to the Trumps’ besties in the State Dining Room after the president was sworn in. And yes, Ivanka, Jared, Tiffany, Eric, Donald Jr. and the kids all had a sleepover in the White House. With 16 guest rooms in the family quarters, they didn’t even need air mattresses. (I knew you’d want to know.)

Kykuit, The Rockefeller Family Home- It was practically a Rockefeller reunion when nearly 20 members of the clan, known to their intimates as “The Rocks,” gathered from hither and thither to attend the opening of photographer Mary Louise Pierson’s show, “Nelson’s Legacy” at Galerie Mourlot. Pierson is the late Vice President Nelson Rockefeller’s granddaughter. Galeriemourlot.com. The exhibit documents the Rockefeller family home Kykuit and its residing masterpieces.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary- Art world and social luminaries Tommy Hilfiger, Gigi and Harry Benson, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Kara and Stephen Ross, Regina and Rainer Greeven, Mai Hallingby, Tony Ingrao, Randy Kemper, Candy Hamm and Jacqueline Weld flocked to the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair.

Broadway to the West End- Cate Blanchett is electrifying the Great White Way in The Present, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play Platonov by her husband, Andrew Upton. The show runs until March. And if you and the kids can’t wait until 2018 to see J. K. Rowling’s two-part Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, why not hop across the pond to see this historic theatrical event on the West End?

The Year of the Rooster- The New York Philharmonic celebrated the Chinese New Year with an extraordinary concert under the direction of maestro Long Yu. Soprano Sumi Jo was an inspiring surprise. She stunned the audience with her coloratura and command of the stage, while wearing two extravagant gowns.