Highlights for November 2019
8th November 2019
Dinner at Bright Courtyard. VIP guest was the Ambassador of China, Liu Xian Ming. As usual the Chinese cuisine was delicious with six starters which was quite unusual. I did pig out a bit. It is not everyday you celebrate the 48 Club Young Icebreakers' 10th Anniversary.
9th November 2019
Invited by Grace Bian to the Royal Institute of British Architects for a fun night of Arabian nights theme. Guests were dressed up to their ninth in Vivid colours. In our table was Lord Oxmantown who flew in from Ireland and Mr and Mrs David Newton, a direct descendent of Isaac Newton who found the Law of Gravity. What a fun night.
11th November 2019
Invitation from David Podson to the Variety Charity for drinks at St. James Hotel & Club in Mayfair. Wonderful eclectic attendance of Trustees from the charity. The Queen is the Life Patron of the charity. A delightful evening and met with Hilary Alexandra, the guru journalist of many years. She is a warm and knowledgeable person.
15th November 2019
Invited by Anthony Bush of Bushwood Estate to view his multi million property and not to mention the jaw dropping collection of his antiques. It was a lovely trip and both Grace Bian and I were spoilt rotton being fetched from London to Hertfordshire by his driver. We were even wined and dined at the gourmet restaurant in the Kingshead pub in Ivanhoe, Hertfordshire, supposedly to be the best restaurant in that area with Ronnie Woods of the Rolling Stones living nearby. We were driven back to London with Grace taking me to drinks at the Polo Bar in MayFair.
17th November 2019
Attended the opera Cosi Fun Tutti. Invited by Gordon Beal.
18th November 2019
Attended a welcome drinks party for the new CEO of TVe BAFTA at the Bright Courtyard restaurant
24th November 2019
Invited by Dennis to Aldwych Theatre in London for Omar Kamal performance. Grace Bian, Rebecca Choo were also guests. The whole theatre was packed with Arabs who hero worshiped this person. We just went along with it. Dr Gary Savin was such a gentleman, looking after all the ladies buying us drinks!
25th/26th November 2019
Christmas Fair Market at the GuildHall in London. The fair was opened by Princess Alexandra. She is an elegant lady
30th November 2019
Loaned some of necklaces to the singers and pianist at the Magic of Opera performance at St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico, London. The singers who also wore my necklaces at the opera were: Monique Loricchio Klongtruadroke, soprano; Giulia Laudano, Mezzzo-soprano and Zoe Drummond, soprano. Caroline Jaya-Ratnam was the accompanying pianist. After the opera we all adjourned to "Sicily", an Italian restaurant nearby. The food was delicious. Apparently the owner of "Sicily", Roberto, was the person who started Patisserie Valerie which he later sold.