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café society

A phrase used to describe the rich and famous subset of society of who spend much of their time going to trendy places, especially in the early 20th century. My grandmother always says that my favorite Hollywood gossip magazines talk about "café society," whatever that is.
See also: society

café society

The collective term for socialites and movie celebrities who frequented fashionable restaurants and nightclubs. From the end of World War I through the 1960s, the media covered the comings and goings of members of Society (with a capital S, the word referred to people of “good family,” which in turn meant old money), and glamorous movie stars much as celebrity-chroniclers now report on Paris Hilton, Brad/Angelina, TV reality show personalities, and other boldface celebrities. Among the more popular haunts were Manhattan's Stork Club and El Morocco nightclubs. Then as now, a substantial portion of the population was interested in the lives of their social betters, and newspaper gossip columnists reported on party- and club-goers in the next day's editions. It was one such scribe, Maury Paul (pen-name: Cholly Knickerbocker) who coined the phrase “café society.”
See also: society
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24 at Crystal Dragon, a contemporary Chinese restaurant serving authentic regional Chinese dishes and premium Cantonese fare; and at Cafe Society, a gourmet cafe offering an array of pastries, quick gourmet sandwiches, and a selection of hot and cold brews.
Cafe Society revolves around the glamorous movers and shakers who'd congregate in fashionable cafes, which became particularly popular in New York during the Thirties, the period in which the movie's set.
Cafe Society is an exuberant, if familiar meditation on affairs of the soon-to-be-broken heart.
Cafe Society asks a lot of its actors, especially in the ending which is all about silence and presence; Eisenberg and Stewart deliver.
Set in the 1930s, the new Woody Allen film Cafe Society, out in wide release this week, follows young Bronx native Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars.
The Gossip Girl star, who recently announced she is expecting her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, has been in Cannes for new Woody Allen movie Cafe Society and whether sleek and sexy in blue Atelier Versace, left, at her princess best in voluminous Vivienne Westwood Couture, middle, or playing it girly in Giambatista Valli, far left, the statuesque blonde has nailed every look.
"Cafe Society," starring Jesse Eisenberg as a sweetly naive Bronx nebbish who journeys to Hollywood in the 1930s to seek his fortune, has been made with all the verve, high-style panache, and star magnetism of a small-scale Allen gem.
The biggest praise for "Cafe Society" came for performances by "Twilight" megastar turned indie darling Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg of "The Social Network" fame, who are set to walk the red carpet Wednesday night in one of the starriest Cannes of recent times.
It has also funded a new Woody Allen film called "Cafe Society," which is due to (http://variety.com/2016/film/festivals/woody-allen-cafe-society-to-open-cannes-film-festival-1201740815/) open the prestigious Cannes Film Festival  this year.
New York Cafe Society: The Elite Meet to See and Be Seen, 1920s-1940s
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LINGFIELD: 2.00 Gym Shoes, 2.30 Lifejacket, 3.00 Master Of Alkmaar, 3.35 Four Winds, 4.05 Cafe Society, 4.40 Aiyana, 5.10 Copperwood, 5.45 Martial Art.
Both Cafe Society and Special Meaning have favourable low draws and have left the distinct impression in recent races they remain a step ahead of the assessor.
The Cafe Society, a group that aims to promote cafe culture, believes it shows young adults prefer to socialise there instead of at boozers.
What will showthat the council is 'on the ball'', is 'with it'' and is behind the 'cafe society'' and 'the night-time economy''?.