The Irish Georgian Society is requesting the pleasure of certain people’s company at a reception for Lindy, Marchioness of Dufferin & Ava, featuring an exhibition of her works at the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries in New York on Thursday. Lindy is the talented daughter of the late Loel Guinness, a multimillionaire financier who, with his glamorous wife, Gloria, cut a swath in international society with magnificent houses in Paris, Normandy, Florida and Acapulco. We will not see their like again. Lindy was also married to a half-Guinness, the late Sheridan, Marquess of Dufferin & Ava and son of the late Maureen Guinness, one of the legendary Irish heiresses to the beer and ale fortune.
As of this writing, Nicole Kidman has told her friend Russell Crowe that she will not be going to Australia to celebrate his 39th birthday and his wedding on Monday. Some say she’s doing it out of respect for his bride-to-be, Danielle Spencer, that she doesn’t want to take any of the attention away from Danielle at the three-day event, which will include a cricket match with his cousins from New Zealand and a reading of a love poem Russell wrote. The wedding will be for maybe 100 friends and family, and not a sign of Hollywood hoopla, which Mr. Crowe detests. The wedding will take place at a $250,000 chapel that Russell has refurbished, replete with an antique cross that he bought in Milan, a mosaic tile floor and a restored dome for the nuptials on his 800-acre ranch.