Thursday, July 5, 2007

All about BBQs

July 1st - 4th 2007

Last Sunday I to the travelled to leafy suburban Long Island, to the home of the Maks our manufacturing friends, for their son Alan's post wedding BBQ . Kitty charmed the factory owners over from China ( keep it up) whilst we tucked into a delicious BBQ and were treated to watch Pauline Mak ballroom dance with her Russian instuctor on the lawn.

Tuesday was sassy stylist Susan Joy's birthday roof BBQ party at her triplex apartment on Ludlow Street.It was fun! Lots of rose was drunk and as it was the eve of July 4th no-one was going to be working the next day, so who cared!

Independence day brought rain, but making the best of it, Mark Palmen had a fireworks BBQ party on his roof. Couldn't see an awful lot of the Macy's fireworks as a new building had sprung up but Jessica Joffee baked an impressive peach and basil tarte and Ben Copperwheat brought his mum, over from England. After the fireworks we popped over to Pat Field's apartment- cum-disco around the corner to say hi to Connie who was dog sitting.

Pat Field's pooches, Puttana and Sultana.

Connie, dog sitter and New York legend.

Massimo Cuviello and Jessica Joffee hanging out at Mark's fridge.

July 4th fireworks.

Mark Palmen and Lee Copperwheat with the BBQ indoors.

Birthday girl Susan Joy.

The entertainment whizz behind all the Schrager hotel bars and my very old friend from London, Ben Pundole.

The new i-phone momentarily stole the limelight.

Jewellery designer Brian Crumley and Paud.

Pauline Mak gives us a twirl.

Crystal Slattery, who I've known since we met working for Daryl K 11 years ago, with Roderick and Kitty.

Alan Mak, John Mak and Paud.