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Travel

Free fall in Argentina

“Mango” is the slang for “money” in beautiful Buenos Aires—and right now, with the economy in shambles, there is mucha charla about mangoes.

Movie land

From Stepford Wives To Mystic Pizza

A new, lush book by actor/writer Illeana Douglas takes us on a film journey through Connecticut.

Viral sensation

Who is MrBeast?

Here we explain the phenom who is the world’s most successful YouTuber (so you don’t have to ask your 10-year-old).

People watching

Who’s New on Fashion Week’s Front Rows

In the last few years there’s been a big shift in who gets the coveted seats. It’s a word we all hate but dare we say . . . influencer?

Worried woman in a warm white woolen sweater on a gray background looks at an approaching moth
Thread counts

The Cashmere Whisperer

Is your life unraveling? Wait, not your life—your sweater. Snags—and moths—happen. For those attached to an old favorite, Ron Moore is here to help.

Money Matters

How to stay rich: Start your own business

Business or side-hustle? However you define it, the growth of women-owned start-ups is gathering steam.

People holding selfie sticks and mobile phones, take photos of Pope Francis as he arrives for his weekly general audience in Paul VI hall at The Vatican, 2018.
Bad behavior

America The Rude

Americans have always been considered a little louder and a little coarser. But post-pandemic, we’ve collectively lost any sense of decorum.

Red mini with gifts piled on top, tied with a huge red ribbon
Ho, ho, ho!

DP’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Anyone who says, “Oh, I don’t want anything this year!” has obviously not seen DP’s list. We invite you to get your greed on.

Socialite C.Z. Guest and her son Alexander Guest in front of their Grecian temple pool at Villa Artemis in Palm Beach. Original Publication: A Wonderful Time - Slim Aarons (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images)
Society

Poolside revisited

The story behind the photo (taken at the Palm Beach estate rumored to be a future home for Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez) that enshrined Villa Artemis (and C.Z. Guest) as the reigning symbol of post-war American Aristocracy.

Two revelers at SantaCon NYC
Ho, Ho, Hurl!

A brief, slightly weird history of SantaCon

It’s that time of year, when thousands of faux—and, er, festive—Santas roam the streets and earn their place on the Naughty List.

The Royals

The Power and the Glory of Unroyal

Have Wallis Simpson, Princess Diana, and Meghan Markle bent the monarchy—or did the monarchy only bend them?

New York City

Hey. . . Get A Room!

Whether tantric or quickie, missionary or kinky, here are DP’s hotel recommendations for every kind of assignation.

Trends

The Skinny on Princeton's New Money

Thanks to the success of biotech companies like Novo Nordisk—makers of Ozempic and Wegovy—the prestigious college town has fattened up.

“Been there, done that”

Who were you in a previous life?

Want to know what you were like before you were, well, you? Try a past life regression therapy session.

Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell in HBO‘s The Gilded Age
New York City

Hey, Big Spenders!

Unlike the old/new money protagonists in HBO's The Gilded Age, NYC’s contemporary elite share their wealth more freely—to the city’s benefit.

Sarah O‘Hare Murdoch at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Movers & Shakers

Sarah O’Hare Murdoch

Hail the New Queen of All Media! What can we expect from Lachlan Murdoch's stunning, somewhat mysterious wife?

Sigmund Freud
Psych 101

Shrinks Gone Wild

Do you suspect your therapist needs a therapist? Here, patients reveal the moment they knew it was time to take their business, and their brains, elsewhere . . .

Bad behavior

How to be a terrible houseguest

What to do to guarantee you are never, ever invited back (and how to make sure you are).

New York City

Private Clubs: How Much is Too Much?

Is the recent influx of private clubs in Manhattan satisfying the wealthy New Yorker’s inner Anglophilia, or their need to cull the herd . . . or both?

Front Row

Fashion Week: who to follow

As NYFW kicks off, DP's pick of Instagram influencers.

Food & Drink

Shippy’s gets a facelift

The Southampton favorite has a new owner—but your schnitzels are safe.

Trends

Polo—without a horse

The fast-growing sport of Roda Polo, where e-wheels sub for hooves.

Trends

New money in Maine

Thanks to the WFH shift of the pandemic, the Pine Tree State is seeing an influx of new deals and deal makers.

Four mermaids sitting by a pool.
Seasterhood

So, you want to be a mermaid?

Donning a fin and taking to the water is a growing, global, $500-million-dollar industry.

Ice cream outside Candy Kitchen diner, Bridgehampton
Hot Spot

Candy Kitchen: Hamptons icon

The beloved diner—where Logan Roy allegedly promised Kendall the succession—has been serving modest grub to its elite clientele for close to a century.

The red-and-white, vine-covered Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano, Italy
Family Affair

Le Sirenuse: Succession

The third generation of Sersales is bringing fresh ideas to the legendary Positano hotel.

Outrageous Fortune

How to Stay RIch: the Gettys

Rethinking the lives and legacy of America's most unconventional dynasty

Making merry

Raveonomics

The stately home music festival season is in full swing in the UK. But how—and why—do the landed gentry host rural rave-ups in their country piles?

Big Spenders

Competitive Baby-Gift Giving

A Fendi monogrammed diaper changing bag? $2,292. The reaction of the other baby shower guests? Priceless.

A corgi’s greatest pleasure in life is pleasing his owner, so training and succeeding in the Westminster agility course is a happy day for Jack.
Pets

Such a hap, hap, happy dog!

Forget Disney, the Westminster sports and agility rings are truly the happiest places on earth

Wanderlust

Travel: go from “uh oh” to "ahhh"

Next year’s favorite vacation spots booked up already? Deep breaths. You can still have a grand old time. . .

The DP Interview

Playwright/author Matthew Gasda

He is not comfortable with comfort, nor virtue. And in the just-published collection of his plays, he writes about what he fears—for his friends, and for himself.

Relationships

Revenge: Best Served Cold—With A Dash of Creativity

From Othello to Sweeney Todd to the upcoming Fatal Attraction remake, getting revenge has always been a delicious subject for art and entertainment. But nothing beats the cray-cray of real life.

Prince Charles arrives in his Aston Martin car to attend a polo match at Windsor Great Park in 1975. Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images
The Royals

THE CARS OF KING CHARLES III

He’s an environmentalist with a taste for classic architecture—but he’s also passionate about motors.

Jewels

Eisenhower, Dietrich, and the Bracelet That Slayed Hollywood

Right now, the jewels of philanthropist/designer Anne Eisenhower are touring the globe . . . and for only a few million, you can own a piece of Hollywood history.

The Royals

Margaret's Rock

Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting Lady Anne Glenconner dishes on the royal family, her life in Mustique, and why she hopes to get invited to King Charles’ coronation.

Money

how to stay rich

Lisa Marie Presley is not the only person of vast wealth to lose her fortune. But how does this happen? As one prominent investment advisor tells DP: it might be time to up your financial-literacy game.

The King and Queen Consort attend the Christmas Day service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2022 with other members of the royal family. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Royalty

The New Royal Court:
A Primer

New King Charles III has vowed to shake up the monarchy. But do you understand how the institution really works? Here, a guide from Hugo Vickers, one of the world's leading authorities on the Royal Family.

Architecture

Lyford Cay Follies and the Brilliance of Henry Melich

Take gobs of money, eccentric heiresses unfettered by the limitations of society’s conventions, and what do you get? Some of the most fantastical homes in the world.

Two dogs living the high life on a private jet
Trends

Fido’s Fortune: Pets Inherit Millions from Wealthy Owners

At what price happiness? Well, if your pet brings you joy, when you die, that price might be very high indeed.

Fashion

There is Nothing Like a Dame

Glenda Bailey, doyenne of women’s fashion magazines, looks back on her highs, her lows—and her newest venture with alpacas.

Hundred dollars bait.
Then & Now

Have we learned nothing from 1720?

Oops!...We did it again.

Mounjaro injection pen on display
Weight Loss

The Skinny Shot

Mounjaro was my secret to vanquishing that last 10 pounds.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte’s expansive estate on the outskirts of Paris.
Property Porn

GOLDEN HANDCUFFS

What it’s really like to inherit a castle, according to Alexandre de Vogüé, one of the heirs of Vaux-le-Vicomte.

The New York Junior League hosted its Most Outstanding Volunteer Party for Amy Phelan at Pink Elephant on January 23, 2010. (Photo by CLINT SPAULDING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
The New Twenties

The End of Excess

The Pink Elephant’s former GM says the debaucherous consumption his notorious nightclub pioneered in the aughts would never fly today.

CUEUP supporters protested a closed-door Council session that was expected to approve making sheds permanent with signage including a succinct: “NYC to Residents: STFU.” (The session was ultimately postponed.) Photo courtesy of Peter S. Green
Activism

Ladies Who Don’t Lunch

These New Yorkers are fed up and want to kick restaurant sheds to the curb.

Illustration of a man ready to carve a holiday turkey
Hosting

The Carver’s Handbook

16 essential tips to host, plate, and serve your best Thanksgiving dinner party yet.

A bar mitzvah celebrant is thrown in the air at his party. Photo courtesy of Chad David Kraus (@chadkrausphoto, www.chadkraus.com)
Trending

It’s My Party And I’ll Kvell If I Want To

The return of the big ticket bar mitzvah.

Milla Jovovich. Photo: Chris Floyd
Photography

Picture Perfect

Legendary British photographer Chris Floyd has photographed everyone from Paul McCartney to Anthony Bourdain to Cate Blanchett. And he has stories, too.

Humor

The pleasure of selecting a coffin

Have you ever had the occasion to shop for a coffin? It needn’t be such a gloomy affair.

Instagram icon overlaid with a scale
Social Media

Better in the Garbage than on your Hips

Our Gen X parents’ Instagram habits are fueling a new wave of body anxiety in teenage girls, reports DP's new High School Correspondent.

Gallery assistants hold an artwork entitled Nymphéas, temps gris (Water Lilies, Grey Weather) by French painter Claude Monet during a photocall for 20th/21st Century: London to Paris Sale Series at Christie's auction house in London on June 22, 2022. - The artwork was estimated to be sold for GBP 20-30 million (EUR 23.2-35 million, USD 24.4-36.7 million). (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Art

Paris is Burning

Could Paris reclaim the European art capital crown from London for the first time in decades?

Princess Beatrice speaks at the Women4Tech keynote and diversity panel as part of GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2019. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)
Succession

Princess Beatrice’s Time to Shine

With King Charles III’s ascent to the British throne, there’s been a shake-up in the royal order of things. Will Princess Beatrice be the new star player in the Royal Charm Offensive?

A sign warned Queue-goers to anticipate long waits and asked for patience. Image courtesy Simon Conway.
QEII

The Queue

It’s a curious business, the death of a Queen.

Hotspot

Is Lucien the New Elaine’s?

Manhattan’s hottest reservation right now is an East Village bistro that opened in the ‘90s.

Family Matters

When Push Comes to Shove

Who says a little sister-in-law rivalry can’t be productive? The Vanderbilt and Kennedy women clearly benefited. The Windsor SILs appear to be, too.

Revelers party under the light of the arch, with nary a policeman in sight. Image courtesy of Daisy Prince
Downtown Vibe

Agita in Greenwich Village

The pandemic brought heroin and all-night ragers to Washington Square Park. What’s next?

The facade of 1228 Madison, a new residential project designed by Robert A. M. Stern, expected to be complete in 2022. Image courtesy of StreetEasy.
Moving On Up

The Gilded Age of NY Condos

What’s old is new again at a slew of new Upper East Side condos redefining Pre War luxury for the 21st century.

Noted collector and author Fritz Karch perused the wares at Brimfield. Photo courtesy of Andrew Nodell
Picker’s Delight

The Thrill of the Hunt

For East Coast collectors, finding a hidden gem amongst the bric-a-brac at Brimfield counts as competitive sport.

Kids taking photographs of each other at Buck’s Rock summer camp. Image courtesy of Buck’s Rock
Summer Camp

Teenage Utopia

Diane von Furstenberg’s 22-year-old granddaughter is recreating her summer camp memories as the new owner of artsy Buck’s Rock camp.

The Wyoming Teton mountains overlaid with a Sold sign.
The Great Migration

Westward Ho!

The top one percent have ditched fancy city townhouses for wide-open spaces. The American West will never be the same.

William Klein, Auto-Portrait, 1993. © William Klein, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Photography

A New York Homecoming

A major retrospective celebrates artist William Klein’s 65-year career capturing the vivacity and complexity of New York City.

Trends

An Rx for the Ultra Rich

If health is wealth, medical clubs are the new gold standard for the elite. And privacy counts as currency. 

One of the luxury yachts in charter company IYC's Mediterranean fleet.
Trending

Au Revoir, Oligarchs

What will summer in the South of France look like without the Russians? Hint: Full of rich Americans.

Gull in the city, photo by Sparrow Santo
Pastimes

Central Park Has Gone Bird-Zerk

Covid gave New Yorkers a reason to go outside and enjoy nature. Now Central Park is home to new flock of birdwatchers.

One of NYC's toniest buildings, 740 Park Avenue.
Apartment Living

Holy Smoke!

The Devil’s Lettuce has come to Park Avenue. More pungent than cigarettes, pot smoke is now the subject of co-op board meetings. But what can really be done about it?

Detail of a rare drawing by Brancusi, featuring two babies facing each other
At Auction

A Rare Brancusi Comes to Christie’s

Owned by art impresario Rue Carpenter, cofounder of The Arts Club of Chicago, the drawing traces its provenance to the master’s groundbreaking 1926 show in New York.

Peter Frankopan, Historian
First Person

How Did We Get Here?

A renowned historian—and descendent of royalty—is concerned about the state of the world.

Philanthropy

Giving à deux, then saying adieu

When the rich and powerful split, what happens to the causes they have devoted a marriage to?

Back view of Erchless estate
Property Porn

The Barbarians at the Gilded Gate

Long Island’s Gold Coast is glittering anew. Not everyone is happy.

People

Poolside Revisited

The story behind the ultimate symbol of the Post War American Elite

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