The mansion was splendidly decorated in a sort of ‘Carnivale’ theme with the towering court jesters, dancers… and I think I may have even seen a mime! Every room had a theme bar. Although I tried to spend time in each of the many rooms, I will admit that I stationed myself for the majority of the evening in the dessert dining area because there I was sure to see everyone coming through!
One highlight of the evening was meeting Petra, a model whose recent Humanitarian work in the wake of the Tsunami disaster has been inspirational. A stunning beauty, of course, I was pleased to find her also very gracious and engaging. I also very much enjoyed meeting and speaking with Kate Roberts, knwon and celebrated for starting YouthAIDS. Other actors, actresses, etc. of note were in attendance. I did not have my picture taken with – as many did – Sanjaya, although he was there for a good portion of the evening.
I’m certain that the Bloomberg and Reuters after-parties were fun as well… but did they have digital media cards and coffee in their goody-bags?? Kudos to Capitol File – always a great time!