I had met them accidentally. French, charming, stylish...the kind of people you want to know. That was months ago and there had been meet ups since then, including a dinner in the embroidered tent at Peacock Pavilions, Geraldine's Moroccan pique-nique chic and a soiree at designer Corinne Bensimon's house.
It was during one of those get togethers that I had heard about it. The party. Oh, it was to be a party unlike other parties -- a Hollywood/Bollywood extravaganza. David was turning 40 and it was their 10th wedding anniversary, too. Friends were flying in from everywhere to celebrate.
I was in Egypt on assignment but told my travel agent to make sure I would be back in time. I didn't want to miss it, you see.
And so this is the tale of that night, that unforgettable night.
To start, I dressed for trouble. I was assuming there would some of that. And I was right.
When we arrived, the party was already in full swing. A red carpet runway had been set up in the garden. This was the very first thing that I saw ....
oh. my. Seeing me wide-eyed, this handsome fellow asked if a gin and tonic would be in order.
crazy (in the best possible way, of course....)
To be continued.