The gossip everywhere is that so-handsome Pierce Brosnan and Kathleen Kinley, a Los Angeles TV newscaster, will marry. Let's hope she's as pretty as he is, though it doesn't seem possible.
Elaine's was packed the other night with everyone from the famous Liza Minnelli in a short black beaded dress and a black sweater-coat to the famous Paige Rense, the editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest, dining with Kenneth Noland, the famous artist. Watch this one. Not Liza; come on. Paige and Ken.
Oh, and Edgar Bronfman Jr., the big man at Seagram's and rich as cream, and Clarisa Perez Matos Alcock just couldn't wait until Valentine's Day. They're getting married tomorrow in Clarisa's native Venezuela. Father Jacobs of New York, the couple's pal, has flown over to perform the ceremony in Caracas.
Bernard Combemale's lunch at the new Arcimboldo was in honor of Queen Anne of Romania, in New York for the Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation's benefit auction at Christie's last night. Princess Margarita is Queen Anne's daughter -- but you knew that -- and she joined the little lunching group, as did Francis Kellogg and Hannah Pakula, co-chairmen of the Christie's party. You all remember Hannah. Several years ago, she wrote a biography of the exciting, exasperating Queen Marie of Romania, perhaps that country's most flamboyant figure. And a wonderful book it was, too.
On Valentine's Day, Combemale is opening the doors of his Park Avenue apartment for a big cocktail party in honor of Ambassador Evan Galbraith, who hopes to be the next governor of New York. Just some of those invited to hear Van (that's what his friends call him) tell why he can do it a lot better than Cuomo are George Ball, John Loeb Jr., Hethea and Richard Nye, Livio Borghese, Clifford Brokaw III, Alexander Papamarkou, John Sargent, Jan Cowles, Kip Forbes, Bruce Gelb and so on and so forth. As soon as the doors close after the party, Bernard is off to Monaco to join Prince Rainier, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert for Monte Carlo's annual Bal de Rose in the Sporting Club. What? No Princess Stephanie? Quelle surprise!