Wednesday, December 07, 2005
La Vie Fabuleuse
Last night I decided to hit a few parties. It is the Holidaze, after all, and this time last year I was stuck on a hellish overnight shift and didn't get to go to any Christmas parties. Being that I have much more free time this year, I want to take full advantage.
I had four parties on my roster but realized I wouldn't be able to hit them all. I started out at the Mediabistro party, which turned out to be a huge mistake.
I thought it would be fun hang out with other writers, but then I got the to Mediabistro event and realized it wasn't my scene at all. I was hit up for my business card way too many times, and often within five minutes of a conversation. Why would someone who just met me and barely knew me want my business card? Wasn't this a party? I was there for drinks and conversation, not networking. After about 20 minutes or so I left. I stopped at a local CVS and bought more ornaments for my tree, and then went home to get ready for a Valentino fashion show at Nikki Midtown, a club on 50th Street that used to be called Club 151, among other things. (Back in 1999 I went to it when it was Club 151 and I saw Derek Jeter. He was way hot and wore a big silver chain.)
Going to the Valentino show was the best decision I made all day. The club is huge, and it has a very clean, white, beach theme to it. The DJ was amazing. I think it was Felix Da Housecat. Everyone was gorgeous and fashionable and it made me wish I had at least put on a skirt, as opposed to my Express suit pants.
By chance I was seated next to one of the publicists for the club, who was genuinenly sweet. She had a bunch of friends with her who were fun, especially for commentary about the clothes, once the show started.
Since the drinks were free I was pretty buzzed after only three. It was a great way to save the evening, which I thought had completely gone to the dogs.
Tonight, Doug and I are going to decorate my tree. Tomorrow I am in work early to help with the Grammy Award nominations.