June 15, 2006
Tonight I popped by to toast my lovely and gorgeous friend Danny Seo, uber-eco-genius, at his book launch party. Hosted by Stella McCartney's Meatpacking District boutique and attended by a slew of celebrities -- including Carson Kressley, Kerry Washington, and stylist Philip Bloch -- this was definitely one of the best book launch parties I've ever been to (mine was 'just ok' in comparison -- and much much lower on the star-wattage). Anyway, Danny's book is brilliant -- full of super-cool tips on how to make your next soiree more eco-friendly... and not in that painful, hippie tree-hugger way, but in really stylish non-fussy ways. For example, he shows you what to do with all those leftover wine bottle corks -- they make a great trivets or you can slice them up to fix wobbly chairs and tables! And what can you do with all those paint chips and samples during your big housewarming? Punch holes in them and use them to label your guests' wineglasses. So simple and so earth-friendly, yet utterly stylish, confident, and ultimately non-chalant -- which is exactly the brand of cool we all so desperately clamor for in the big city.