Princess Caroline of Monaco's ex, Philippe Junot, is reportedly on the verge of a divorce from his wife, Nina, the mother of his three kiddies. The split has been described as "temporary" but Nina and offspring have been in Marbella while Philippe has been seen these Paris nights out with a bevy of beauties. Now tell me what else is new.

After spending a capital evening with Great Britain's new Ambassador and Lady Kerr at the British Embassy in Washington, Viscount and Viscountess Linley (David and Serena for short) are coming to New York for Halloween week. That's the treat. The trick is not to run out of gas. Because England's most romantic exports have a business and social schedule that's a brute.
When David and Serena land here, they'll hit the ground running. For starters, they'll be heading the reception line at the Alfred Dunhill store when David, a master cabinet maker and designer, introduces the "Folly" and "Chairman's Desk" Collections he has designed exclusively for Dunhill. Then comes an onslaught of lunches, cocktails, dinner parties and what have you. After the store reception on Oct. 30, Blaine and Robert Trump are giving a Cajun hoedown for the Linleys at the Cajun restaurant Louisiana with such social crawfish expected as Nina Griscom and Dr. Daniel Baker; Anne Bass and Julian Lethbridge, Bill Blass, Crown Prince and Princess Pavlos of Greece (Marie-Chantal Miller that was), Pia (Miller) and Christopher Getty, Cindy Crawford, the Basil Mavroleons, Anne Ford and Jamie Niven, and the king of the Orioles, Cal Ripken Jr. and his darling wife, Kelly.
The Linleys are the cover girl and boy on the current Town & Country, so the magazine and its editor, Pamela Fiori, are celebrating with a dinner at Lutece. Then Ann and Mick Jones are giving them a little at-home dinner with such hip guests hopping in as Griffin Dunne, Christie Brinkley, Joan Rivers and Lee Radziwill and Herb Ross.
The "Folly" part of David's latest collection includes keepsake boxes made of beautiful woods with secret compartments, miniature models of those 18th century eccentricities called follies commissioned by great landowners to decorate their gardens and landscapes. The Chairman's Desk Collection will be exhibited throughout Dunhill's in settings designed by such as Marietta Himes Gomez, John Saladino, Victoria Hagan, Brian McCarthy and Greg Jordan. After New York, the Linleys will fly to Chicago for more of the same and then on to Los Angeles where Betsy Bloomingdale will give them a lunch on her very own Beverly Hills patio. After all the hoohaw, David and Serena will fly off to England and perhaps a quiet tea with Queen Elizabeth, David's auntie, in some palace or other.

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