What a trip!
Three Christmas parties, two awesome dinners, a few clubs, drinks and a partridge in a pear tree. According to El Guapo we crammed a plethora of activities into three days.
Rise and shine!
We didn’t leave Indochine until 1:30 so the morning came sooner then I would have liked, but the show must go on. No room for wimps on our trips.
I headed to the train early with Michael to catch an express to New Canaan. Doug and Bret followed later. I was going to help Michael setup for our first Christmas party of the weekend, and let me tell you, it was a mad dash to get everything done. (Hint to Michael, bring us in early next year!)
We arrived to their new bridge house. New is a relative term. Philip Johnson designed this amazing house in his most prolific period as part of the Harvard Five. Doug and Michael are fortunate enough to be only the second owners of the property since it was commissioned 60 years ago.
The party went of without a hitch. The crowd was friendly and talkative, and we made a few new friends. My cousin AJ helped pull it all together. It was his second time through the Christmas party and he knew how to navigate all the traps and take care of the details.
The fun is just starting. Next stop, West Village Christmas party. There is no such thing as a large place in the city so we were kind of amazed at how many people were at the next party. Not to worry, easy bar access and a few snacks on the table. I have to say we met some cool people this weekend. Bernard was one of them. He’s an MTV producer from San Diego. We had a lot in common since Denver is basically San Diego West.
Next stop, Dinner. Yeah, its 1:00am and we were starving! I’m kind of like a reverse Mogwi (Gremlins). If I only drink and don’t eat anything, I get a little GRUMPY… We all have our flaws. Mr. B was a rock start the whole time. I think he needed to let off some steam and have some fun for a change. Its been a big year for everyone and Christmas is a great time to get a little crazy.
*** Day 3
Sunday, a day for rest and relaxation, unless you hang with us. We slept in a little since it was a late night. Nobody is sure exactly how late, but thats why God invented cabs. Mr. B and AJ ran down to the corner market to pick up brunch for everyone. Bagels and Lox, great hangover food.
While the boys had their hands full prepping for tonights party at their place, the three of us (AJ, Mr. B, and I) took to the streets. Mr. B wasn’t happy with his shirt selection for the party so we went to Soho to find a better option.
Time to hustle back for final party prep, but first; Madison Ave and Christmas Decorations!
I don’t know about you, but this year seems busier than usual. Its been hard to get into the Christmas spirit, at least it was until we saw the midtown decorations. Nothing says Christmas like a ridiculously large snow flake hanging over an intersection.
Now I’m pumped!
A quick change and on to our third and final party… the main event! We were looking forward to this party all weekend and finally meeting their close friends. If either of you ever actually read this, THANK YOU.