Out with Alisa: London Adventures


Last week I went to London. Ella Krasner closed Harry Bar, London for 100 of her closest friends to celebrate her husband Alex Krasner’s birthday. Before dinner, we all met at Sanjay Hinduja’s 80,000 square-foot, 36 bedroom, ex-Queen Victoria’s palace—now Sanjay house—for drinks. The Harry Bar room was decorated with gorgeous lilies and crystal, and black caviar was served all night. After a seated dinner for 100 people, everybody danced until the wee hours along to the house DJ.

Among the guests were Fawaz Gruosi, Rena Sindi, Sanjay and Anu Hinduja, Lisa and Robbie Tchangies, Meruet berkalieva and Kim Ortis. The following day, we all flew to Gstaad, Switzerland for the Germano Chiventi birthday given by Leticia Vanni. We all stayed at Palace hotel where we enjoyed dinner for 120 people. Among the guests were Andrea Dibeluis, Carol Asher and Christian Beherman.

The following day we returned to London. I had dinner at China Tang at the Dorchester Hotel with Ella Krasner, Lalit Mody, Ravi and Madu Ruai, Sanjay and Anu Hinduja and Laskshmi Mittal. The next day, I had lunch with Fawaz Gruosi at Cipriani London and then went to the David Bailey gallery opening hosted by Kate Moss. The next day, Niki Cole gave a pre-Valentine luncheon for 25 ladies at Art club. Guests included Christina Juffali, Kim Ortis, Anu Hinduja, Lisa tchangies and Rena Sindi. The table was decorated with rose pedals and all the women got beautiful red bracelets and candies. Before leaving London, I spent the whole day at the beautiful Bulgari hotel spa, and had dinner at Lou Lous with Robert Hissom, Alan Djanogly, Elias Sacal and Julia Vacca.

On Saturday, I landed in NYC and went straight to Maria Buccelati’s 25-person dinner that she was giving at downtown Cipriani for the Faith Connection. Among the guests were photographer William Littman, super model Christie Brinkley, top model Veronika Varakova, top model Elsa Benitez, photographer Peter Beard and photographer Marco Glaviano.