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Diane Clehane

Diane Clehane is a leading authority on celebrity and royalty who has written for Vanity Fair, People, and many other national outlets. She is a New York Times best-selling author of five books, including Diana: The Secrets of Her Style and Imagining Diana.

Lunch with Carrie Fisher Biographer Sheila Weller

It was the usual bustling Wednesday scene at Michael’s this week with a room full of suits and social types ratcheting up the decibel level in the dining room, so I was…

Michael’s 30th Anniversary Party

While every neighborhood in the city seems to have been overtaken by empty storefronts and with iconic spots shuttering at an alarming rate, one Manhattan landmark has survived, thrived and thumbed its…

Lunch with Designer and Author Jeffrey Banks

I have been looking forward to this week’s lunch ever since Jeffrey Banks invited me some weeks ago. I’ve chatted with him a few times when I’d seen him lunching at Michael’s…

Lunch With Ambassador John Loeb

Despite the dreary weather (Will spring ever stick around?), I made my way to Michael’s yesterday to check in with the power lunch crowd. Now that I’m doing the column twice a…

Lunch With ‘Duped’ Author Abby Ellin

I couldn’t wait to meet Abby Ellin for lunch at Michael’s Today. Earlier this week, I devoured her new book, Duped — Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost…

Lunch With Stu Kakin & Sandra Luckow

I’ve always believed real life is much stranger than fiction and this week’s lunch date at Michael’s, documentary filmmaker Sandra Luckow, has made a career about proving just how true that old…

Lunch with a Legendary Rock Band’s Biographer

I’m back! Oh, how I have missed the gang at Michael’s and my weekly lunches with the fashionable, fascinating and fabulous crowd. Walking through the door at 55th and Fifth today felt…