Yesterday’s parties were the best kind of parties because they were all centered around good food.
I started off my day with breakfast at Tiffany. Really. As an Audrey Hepburn fan who has watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s countless times, the whole thing was a little surreal. Tiffany treated about 20 bloggers to a lovely breakfast in the actual store before it opened. We feasted on smoked salmon with our mouths and diamonds with our eyes. Not a bad way to start the day.
For dinner, Lauren settled in at West Village eatery Bobo to sip pink champagne from saucers with the Kate Spade New York crew, as well as some of our favorite mag and online editors, including Miss Britt, Lucky’s Jenny Kang, Naomi from Teen Vogue, Danika from Racked, Erica from P.S. I Made This…. Okay, basically it was all of our friends, and it was a silly, satiating, evening. We cracked jokes over roast chicken–because you know, fashion people are HILARIOUS, at least this group was–and Kate Spade NY creative director Deborah Lloyd and Lauren compared their vintage diamonds. (Hers is pink–and really, really pretty.) At the end of the joyful evening, Deborah and the Kate Spade team hosted a game of White Elephant. (Also known as Yankee Swap.) The game is simple, but dangerous. Your name is picked out a hat, you choose from a grab bag, but anyone who is picked after you is permitted to take your gift instead of delving into the grab bag. Only one editor was brave enough to scoop up someone else’s gift, but we didn’t blame her. Indeed, the Candy Darling Glitter Emanuelle–a sparkly square clutch with a Lucite handle–was the star of the evening. (In fact, Lauren liked it so much she went to the store today and bought the black silk version for her wedding.)
After dinner comes dessert, so I headed over to Kiehl’s where the store was hosting a party in honor of artist Jeff Koons, who has collaborated with the skincare brand on a holiday collection of products to benefit the Koons Family Institute. With Kiehl’s good deed came good food, the best I’ve had at any party. Why? One word: Momofuku. David Chang’s delicious genius catered the party and there were cake truffles that were essentially nearly raw cake batter rolled in sugar, bites of apple covered in kimchi and bacon bits, and Ssäm Bar’s fabled bo ssäm. I ate them all and then I rolled home.