VIVIAN LEWIS: Well, you know she and Eugene split up last month.
NATALIE SWOPE: Oh Em! You knew about that. They had this huge fight at the . . . oh that’s right, you missed the Schafer’s cocktail party.
EMILY: They broke up at the Schafer’s cocktail party?
NATALIE SWOPE: He has another family in Salisbury.
Salisbury is a small town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, about an hour and a half drive from Hartford.
This is an example of the kind of juicy gossip Emily is missing out on due to turning down so many major social events.