Even cheaper than Rent the Runway... I had two fancy fundraisers in one week. I spent too much on the first dress. It was gold. And priced like it was made of gold. So I needed a freebie on the second. I borrowed two dresses from two friends. One is lacy with a nude slip. But the night before the event I was alone in my hotel room flipping through the TV channels. Monica aka Courtney Cox was in a karaoke bar. Monica heard a guy yell...look at those tips. Apparently her dress was see through.
As for restaurants I recommend Hakkasan (hip Chinese) Bucco di Lupo (best bread ever) and Bar Boulud (Harrods adjacent, so you can shop then drink or drink then shop). A few favorites are The Sanctuary Room (Westminster Abbey adjacent...had to promise the husband that church came with a beverage. And not just the Communion wine.) And the less chipper man who says: Mind the gap between the train and the platform. Today all I want is for people in London to not feel safe.
We copied the lyrics of his songs and sent them to him. You know, just in case he didn't have them. When he came to town my Dad took my sister, my friend and I to the concert. Years later my Dad would hear a song and say "Hey, is that the kid from Brooklyn?" Unless you count the time my co host Jillian Barberie and I stalked him. Jill and I were at a restaurant. He was across the room. We watched him. We held up silverware to see his reflection. One more Red, Red Wine and we would have sat with him.
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Selecting a term
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