Inspiration: Girl about town - Abigail

Parties with the beautiful people

It's hard to believe I've been partying solidly since RSVP's launch 12 months ago, but, time flies when you have fun and I've had plenty of that. Escaping the ice and snow, I headed to France for the sponsor's launch of the 2005 Renault F1 team at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, where my host and event organiser Sprout put on an inspiring party. I just wish I could have been present to cheer them on to victory in the Australian Grand Prix.

But duty called so I returned and headed to the Decks on Deck event, organised by Visit London and agency SML on board HMS Belfast. Leaving my sea legs and the Cheeky Girls behind to dance the night away to DJ Tall Paul, I caught a cab to Soho House. Brand Events teamed up with men's weekly mag Nuts to publicise Weekend at Dave's - an event for the lads planned for Excel in September. I spent the evening getting beaten at pool by people's champion Jimmy White. In need of a few laughs, I stayed in the West End for the Congress Centre's showcase of its new comedy night.

Wishing to be part of the Russian revolution at Chelsea Football Club I was invited to a belated Christmas party at the famous ground with theming by Wild Ivy and entertainment from Tenors Unlimited, Fantasy Imaging, magician David Redfearn and caricaturist George Williams. A few days later I caught up with old friends in the opulent surroundings of Leighton House Museum for the monthly ISES network. I tucked into food provided by Richmond Caterers and admired the life statues from Area 51, while enjoying a massage by Relax.

Much speculation has surrounded the newly opened Penthouse in the former Home nightclub building at 1 Leicester Square, and I was delighted to be invited to two parties there in one week. I attended the opening of the VIP lounge on the eighth floor, as the guest of Bacchus PR, and two days later was on the seventh-floor restaurant watching Lola Ray perform to launch Advance Warning, a new show on MTV. The next evening I caught a taxi to The Bridge for the Concerto Group's tsunami fundraising event.

Doing my bit for charity I also attended a dinner in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee at the InterContinental Hyde Park as a guest of agency Fisher Productions, while the next evening I headed east to Canary Wharf and the East Wintergarden for a tsunami benefit dinner.

My two highlights for this month, however, were playing my part in the record-breaking eight-hour catwalk show at the Commonwealth Club as part of the Planitology-designed More Fashion Awards, and being in the presence of my two favourite accessories - diamonds and cocktails - during the Diamond Party at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel for the launch of a £1,000 diamond-encrusted cocktail in the newly refurbished piano bar.


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