Random trait: “Bores” were simply not allowed to come to a fabled Alsop dinner, Kennedys preferred.
Buy: Anything from Victoria and Richard; A donation to Save the Terrapin to make up for her turtle soup fetish.
Read: To Marietta from Paris: 1945-1960 by Susan Mary Alsop; Sister: The Life of Legendary American Interior Decorator Mrs. Henry Parish II by Apple Parish Bartlett.
Do: Marry a gay gossip writer (not a bad second marriage, methinks) yet don’t gossip; Get loaners from John Galliano* ; Serve simple but good fare when entertaining; Be known by your first and middle names ALWAYS; Have sapphire blue blood.
*But please, please don’t involve me. The last time I was involved with a loaner it was a $7k fringed Lanvin dress/work of art I put on a model—who, unbeknownst to me, had horrid b.o. I spent about half of my 10th anniversary bent over that damn dress with baby wipes and a hairdryer. So not cool.