September 27th, 2010
I flew in to Shanghai for my best friend’s birthday! I knew Bob was planning something really fabulous for his birthday when I received his “DIPLO-HOT” invitation! At first I thought that he flew in the famous DJ -Diplo! Then I realized that it was a play on words: Bob the Diplomat = Diplo-HOT! LOL! It was a one of those super fun parties held in the beautiful art-deco apartment of the Consul General! Bob hired international models to serve his cases upon cases of champagne which provided the eye candy for the evening. He even had a fantastic DJ who came to play music almost till the sun came out! LOL!
He served yummy Indian bites which provided the needed protein to sustain the party! I really loved the energy and the vibe that evening! Bob’s parties are always great because you get to meet a whole lot of really beautiful and interesting people. I was really so very happy for him! Let me share with you some of the photos of that memorable evening! Happy Birthday, BOB!
Bob often jests that his main "girlfriend" is Champagne. It's the longest ever relationship he has ever had! LOL! Naturally he had to have tons of her for everyone!
For that night, we had a virtual flood of "MUMM"
Canadian friends based in Hong Kong! Lulu Lemon's Victor Chan who is absolutely a hoot and a hottie together with the super chic Shalini Anand!
The Gentleman in the center is our fantastic host, Consul General Nadir Patel flanked by his friends!
The Birthday Boy with my favorite guest of the evening Ms. Leslie Stephenson who I christened "THE QUEEN"!!!! I adored her!
A strict guest list was enforced that night! I mean some of the guest looked too young to drink! LOL!
Bob with Leo Nam, who is an actor based in Los Angeles. He has done many films! You may have seen him in the "Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and in the movie "He is Just Not That Into You"! I found him totally engaging!
One of the models hired to serve the bubbly!
Bob with one our dear friends, Richard Weng.
This is Anna Chung. She is one of the most beautiful women I have met! She is kind, generous, funny and fabulous! We love yoU ANNA!!! Here she is chatting with Richard!
This is Amanda, she works in the Contemporary art scene in Shanghai which is HUGE!!!! I loved talking to her about new artists and encouraged her to come see what we have in Manila!
Nadir with the lovely ladies. Stephanie, Els and Pouya!
Everyone raising their glasses to the Birthday Boy! That's me leading the cheer! LOL!
Kyle is one of Bob's best friends in Shanghai. He was instrumental in making everything work like a finely tuned orchestra! Nix, me and our friend Eduard. Eduard is a Filipino interior designer based in Shanghai
The party in full swing! To Bob's right is our friend Leo Capispisan! He is the PR guy for the Mariott in Shanghai!
The Filipino Contingent in the party! LOL!
Two of my favorite people that Bob introduced me to! Albert and Effie!
Bob and Nix with our friend Bernard Tang!