Last night’s Paris bloggers party:
A smash hit, a great success, a meeting of the bloggers minds, a lovely, lively gathering, and great fun.
The party started at 8PM and the mood was festive, and sexy with low lighting (the first thing I did in my new apartment was install dimmers) and sultry music by divas Sade & Mary J. Blige. I served red wine and Cosmopolitans (very Carrie Bradshaw/Sex in the City circa 2001). I made a huge crudités platter, crostini with Brie and cucumber, and assorted puff pastry hot hors d’ouevres to absorb the booze. Dessert was my yummalicious coconut macaroons and David Lebovitz’s lay-down-and-die brownies.
Meg/LeBlageur & Cosmopolitan
By 9PM most of the 20 guests arrived and I even let a few non-bloggers in to spice up the mix a little. Petite Anglaise came with her own bottle of gin and 3 cans of tonic. She left me her unused lemon as a gift, which I will treasure forever. Amy and her friend Little Shiva were the literally the most colorful ones in the room: Amy with her red hair and orange top, and Little Shiva with her acid yellow going - to-red flaming locks coming half-way down her back. Laurie Pike arrived fashionably late with bottles of Champagne wearing a chic DVF like print wrap dress with red Converse sneakers. Many of the men were elegantly dressed in sport jackets and suits. Some of the bloggers couldn’t help themselves and crowded around Vincent’s Mac to login to various site/blogs. I hope no one was checking their stats or posting.
Amy/Advice Goddess & Elliott Hester
I worked the room effortlessly like a good Park Ave. socialite, making conversation with all my guests. Amy and my boy friend Vincent both said, “I’m the Pearl Mesta of Paris/the Paris bloggers.
12 bottles of wine, one bottle Champagne, and two pitchers of Cosmopolitans later, the party ended at 12:30AM.The last guests Petit Anglais, LeBlageur, and No Place like were still in a party mood and went off dancing on a disco bateau that was playing 80”s dance music.
The Guest List
Hillary Keegin & Aaron Ross -13
Terence Gelenter -Paris-Expat.com
Eric Tenin -Paris Daily Photo
Catherine- Petite Anglaise
Matthew Rose- Collage by Matthew Rose
Seth Weintraub- The Paris Times
Pascal Fonquernie-Paris Marais
Heidi Ellison- The Paris Update
Polly Lyman- Polly Vous Francais
Amy Alkon- Advice Goddess
Susie Hollands & Cesar- Ivy Paris
Elliott Hester- Postcards from Paris/LA Times
Little Shiva- www.littleshiva.com
Jennifer Chevais- No Place Like it
Le Meg- Leblageur
Laurie Pike- The Paris Blog
David Lebovitz- www.davidlebovitz.com
Sue Rinski- http://homepage.mac.com/suerynski
Greg Sutter- Elmore Leonard