MONDAY:I stayed home recovering from late flight back from LA. A few blocks from my house Scrubs star Zach Braff , Mario Lopez and a group of guys were drinking blood orange margaritas and eating oysters at Social Stantons Monday Social party.
TUESDAY: PR powerhouses Ken Sunshine and Shawn Sachs hosted their annual holiday party – aka the industry’s biggest annual schmoozefest. This year Sunshine, Sachs and Assoc. client John Mayer dropped by the soiree, the veritable who’s who of publicists and editors, as well as Ricki Lake – not a client, and not so sure why she was there actually. Although I witnessed John and Ricki standing a few feet from each other, I must admit I was as surprised as anyone to read in Page Six the next day that they exchanged numbers and text together all night after Ricki left for The Gramercy Park Hotel. I left before Ricki, or John, and also went to the Gramercy Park Hotel where Dolce and Gabbana were hosting a dinner to celebrate their new NYC boutique and Matthew McConauhey as the face of their new “One for Men” frangrance. The designers told me Matthew is perfect for the man for the campaign because, “He exudes sexiness, charm and allure that makes him the obvious choice.”
WEDNESDAY: Sarah and I went to a George Michael/Aretha Franklin concert/UNICEF benefit at Wall Street Cipriani so exclusive hardly a photo can be found – except those we took ourselves (the one with Sarah, Richie Sambora and I posted in a previous blog and the photo on the right of Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, his wife Marisol, James Patrick Herman and I). George Michael nearly brought Sarah and I to tears when he performed "Jesus to a Child" before brining us back up with “Faith” and I was happy to run into Richard Branson for the second time in 24 hours.
THURSDAY: I went to a benefit for the Lunchbox Fund and Food Bank for NYC. I attend the gala for this charity annually because it’s a cause I particularly care about – and they always do fun events that attract a bevy of A-listers. This event was a preview of lunchboxes that went up for auction at http://www.thelunchboxauction.org Dec. 7 and will remain up for auction online until Dec. 7. It was really amazing to see how creative stars could be with a lunchbox! Courtney Cox and David Arquette’s were as different as the two of them, Maggie Gyllenhaal told me turning hers into a music box was a family decision and Cameron’s Diaz’s was cute. Host Michael Stipe auctioned his lunchbox live and it went for $35,000! Don’t worry, the starting bid for the rest is $100. Check them out!
FRIDAY: Going for happy hour and then going home. It’s Tivo Friday.
SATURDAY: Stay tuned tomorrow when my colleague Laura Schreffler will guest blog for the Carribean!