Miami sizzled this weekend. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is usually in NYC, was temporarily moved to LA last year – and in Miami this year, with an after party that doubled as the Fontainebleau Hotel opening. I was invited to this event several times, by several people, and I declined. A girl’s gotta pick her battles and I don’t claim to always make the right choices. This time I clearly made the wrong one. There was a time when I’d jump at every complimentary trip that might result in a coverage-worthy story, but since moving to LA I have had less of an impulse to leave so often without really good reason and the guest list was a bit tepid – until it wasn’t – and a who’s who of A-listers from Diddy to Martha Stewart showed up to dot the front row and watch Heidi Klum sashay down the runway. You can read our interview with Heidi in the Nov. 27 OK! and see the show when it airs Dec. 3 on ABC…What you won’t see if you watch the show is Heidi unwind post-show at the hotel’s club LIV, located in the lobby of the Fontainbleau, with a pink Belvedere vodka martini (guess you can drink and stay thin) or the pre-party Friday night when Mariah Carey did a surprise performance with Terrance Howard and Madonna friend Gwyneth Paltrow caught up for a 20-minute chat with her friend’s loudly rumored new beau A-Rod at the hotel’s restaurant Blade.
You also won’t see Paris Hilton make out with her ex Stavros Niarchos -like I hear they did at Mokai Friday night- (her Boyfriend Benj Madden was in NYC with his brothers, DJing at 1OAK Saturday) or Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr making out with Absolut hunk Jason Lewis.
Tune in for more buzz out of Miami tomorrow once my spywitnesses recover a bit themselves to spill a bit more 😉 xo