Lifestyles of the rich and famous: Margaret (McKay) McManus left for London on the Concorde this week to meet her husband, Jim, who had been in Scotland covering the British Open in Muirfield for ABC Sports. The McKays will stay at Claridge's, their favorite London hotel, before flying to Ireland, where they will tour the country around Shannon.
"We're going to renew our heritage," said Margaret. "We'll drive leisurely through villages and stop at pubs and inns to talk to people. Sometimes you have to stand still, or even back up, to remember who you are and where you come from."
The McKays will return to town at the end of August in time to attend a small dinner party that Margaret's best pal, Cissie Levy, and her husband, Bob, are having at their gorgeous farm in Chesapeake City.
The party will honor Walter Annenberg, former ambassador to Great Britain and confidant and host to presidents and other world leaders.
Bob Levy, a nephew of the late Bob Paley of CBS, is the owner of the Atlantic City Race Track and owner of a formidable racing stable, which includes Belmont winner Bet Twice.
If jetting around the world isn't on your calendar this summer, you can still have a taste of those rich and famous lifestyles here in Maryland. On Sunday, the Maryland Polo Club is offering an afternoon of polo matches at the club's polo fields at Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton.
The format will be different this Sunday since the matches are a fund-raiser. "Polo for Prologue" will benefit the Prologue Foundation, which provides psychiatric rehabilitation services to recovering mentally ill in Baltimore and Carroll counties.
You can buy $35 tickets at the gate (children under 12 are free), which include the matches from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a catered picnic lunch. Some of the people who may be riding in the Prologue match are Joe Meyerhoff, Ron Fradkin, Dan Colhoun III, Mary Sue Jacobs, Ned Halle and Zeferino Gallegos, a polo pro from the Royal Palms Polo Club in Boca Raton, Fla., who is here playing with Marshall Elkins on the Sovereign Farms Team.
"No comment" was heard as often as "Happy Birthday" at Pam White's recent birthday bash. White, an Ober, Kaylor, Grimes & Shriver partner and a past president of the Maryland Women's Bar Association, celebrated her 40th at Oriole Park.
Rudy Miller, one of Pam's best-known clients, attended the party and nearly choked every time she had to say "no comment" to inquiries on the settlement recently awarded to her on her equal pay claim against the Hearst Corp. and WBAL-TV (Channel 11).
Miller, who co-hosts WMAR-TV's early morning show with Horace Holmes and is the editor-owner of Maryland Family Magazine, was the un-official party photographer, while Bev Mobley and Bonnie Bourn were the official party planners.
The Orioles presented White with its Heavy Hitter award at the game, which is given to those who bring more than 250 people to a game.