If you are not regularly reading David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary, you really are walking past a window into a world that few of us will ever otherwise experience. Sometimes, Mr. Columbia will deliver a fascinating historical glimpse, such as today's bit about Onassis and diamonds. Ordinarily, we read about the socially prominent of New York and their philanthropic events. The writing and photography are unfailingly satisfying and never mean-spirited. There is also a list of names to help you follow the players. I think you'd have to have a serious case of reverse-snobbery to be angered by this diary.
And, as the perfect antidote to the spectre of so many lifted and relaxed faces, I recommend a quick trip to Bearotic.com!