Thursday, December 6, 2012

Art Basel Bound and Bicoastal Besties

Hello from the friendly skies! This is my very first time blogging from 30,000 feet high...gotta love technology. I'm currently en route to Miami for Art Basel. I've been to Miami many times but this is my first time going for Art Basel, which is a huge contemporary art fair. I'm super excited to ditch NYC's freezing temps for some fun in the sun and get some culture, of course. In addition to lots of exhibits and shows, there's also tons of parties happening this weekend in South Beach. My friend Rhiannon Ally, who anchors CBS4 Morning News in Miami, is graciously hosting me for the weekend so I'm excited to catch up with her and hit the town. Diddy, Demi Moore and Lenny Kravitz are already down there so I'm sure I'll be in good company.
Speaking of good company, I also got to catch up with another one of my best friends Whitney English this week in NYC. Whitney and I first met in LA, when we both worked at E!, and now we still get to work together at Whit, who also has her own blog, was out here to interview Jenny McCarthy. During her downtime, we hit Washington Square Park together, attend designer Monika Chiang's 1 year anniversary party, did dinner at Fig and Olive with another one of our LA-turned-NY BFFs Katie and check out Kristin Cavallari's Chinese Laundry shoe launch party at Avenue. All in a day's work!

I can't believe it's already December! Our Movember party at Southside last week was a big success and raised more than $2,000 for charity. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated! Big thank to you Roberto DePalo, who took a ton of great pics for us, too.
Credit: DePalo Photography
I'm signing off for now but I'll try to post more this weekend. Miami, here I come!
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