Well I am sure you must have read about it. Last Saturday was the biggest and best party of the year given by Richard Caring and his wife Jackie to celebrate their son Ben getting married to Eleanor Perfect.
The party was given at the Caring’s mansion in Hampstead where he had a whole ballroom built over his private lake. Now get this, apparently it took a week to build and three days to come down. Cut glass chandeliers, silk and see-through lace curtains, stages, dance floor, lighting etc.
As you would expect, the dinner itself was spectacular – Royal Beluga Caviar for starters, followed by line-caught hake and dessert a magnificent multiple chocolate egg with season berries. Let me point out this was for over three hundered people. It was just magnificent.
The people invited included, amongst many others, Sir Philip and Lady Green, Kate Moss, Elizabeth Hurley, Sir Stewart Rose, Sir David Tang. Amongst the film stars that turned up was Kevin Spacey. Also enjoying the night was Michael Winner, Sir Michael and Lady Mary Parkinson and a couple of good old favourites – Jimmy Tarbuck, Ronnie Corbett and Russ Abbot.
On my table alone there was the very famous avant-garde artist Tracey Emin, Nick Moran the actor and film director, and the very wonderful Christopher Biggins with his partner Neil.
Just as I turned to Bella, guess who was looming over her? The one and only David Walliams, not that I can blame him – Bella was easily the most stunning girl in the room. OK, she’s my wife, but it’s the truth. David quickly turned his attention to me telling me I was his spiritual uncle. By the time I’d worked that one out he’d left the table. I am having dinner with in the club him shortly so I’ll have him explain that one and let you know.
I had a great chat with Nick Moran who was telling me that his latest film called Telstar was about to be released on DVD. This was interesting because the whole story is wrapped around the pop stars of the 60′s era. When I pointed out that he hadn’t put me in the film – I was a major part of the 60s – he said, “We tried but you weren’t available” (Yeah, right!) He has promised to put me in the next one. (OK, he’d had a few drinks, but who knows…)
The word went around that there were at least 8 billionaires not counting Richard himself (Of course, let me point out that I was not one of them because I’m just a common millionaire, but hey, I manage to get by.)
Oh, I forgot to mention, the entertainment for the night was the whole of the Royal Philharmonic orchestra and flown in especially from Russia – the Bolshoi Ballet. We ate our starters to Escala – you would know them as those four beautiful girls who play classical music.
And for after desserts we had Cool and the Gang to dance to.
Now that’s what you call a party.
Ps. don’t forget to buy Nick Moran’s DVD Telstar – I’ve just seen it. It’s fantastic.