Kendall Jenner giving Kim Kardashian a run for her money, having low expectations for parties is the best way to make them blow your mind. The nights you think are going to be jump-in-the-pool-fully-clothed good times? They never are.
It’s why I can’t be bothered making New Year’s Eve or Melbourne Cup plans.
All you need for a cracking party is a handful of people you love, a goodly amount of booze, a playlist that covers all bases (Kanye to Kylie) and decent carbs to soak it all up.
The best party I’ve ever been to was my first house-warming.
I felt so grown-up to finally have my own place, and so proud to share it with my boyfriend.
It was 2007, and my publisher Grant and I had arrived at the entrance to a large, glamorous tent, erected just outside the Conservatory Garden in Manhattan’s Central Park. We were clutching our invitations to a runway show and glittering black-tie dinner, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic American designer Ralph Lauren.
It was New York at its finest.
We scanned the crowd excitedly as we made our way to our seats. Carolina Herrera smiled and wished us good evening, elegant in emeralds. The front row was studded with American royalty: Robert De Niro, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dustin Hoffman… designers Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan and Vera Wang.
The typically elegant fashion show finished with Mr Lauren receiving a standing ovation, striding down the runway to the strains of Frank Sinatra’s.