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Another Example Of How Technology Divides People
Incredible and incredibly fun blogger party last night in Paris hosted by Richard Nahem and his boyfriend, Vincent.


Here's Richard, connecting wirelessly to the Internet (the man needs no computer).


I believe that's the famous Petite Anglaise, whose firing for blogging later turned into a book deal, and the artist, Matthew Rose, in the background.

Here we have two LA redheads, Laurie Pike, fashion editor of LA Magazine, and the blogger behind one of my favorite blogs, The Paris Blog, and yours truly, in orange:


P.S. Laurie highly recommends this show.

Here I am, displaying my photographic non-prowess...


...with my friend Little Shiva, who came from North Carolina, via Belgium, for the party. To my right is the very funny author and travel columnist, Elliott Hester, who's become an extremely popular blogger in the short time he's been subbing for The Dull Lady Of The Errors, Susan Spano, at the LA Times' Paris Postcards blog. Unfortunately, the very charming Polly Vous Francais got cut out of the picture by my big arm.

Here's a better pic of Little Shiva and me, and a better shot of Polly's head; this time, showing off her glossy brown hair.


Here's rock n' roll photographer Sue Rynski and her husband Franck.


Note the "Destroy All Monsters" sweater on Sue. She just published a fabulous book (published by the Japanese, so it's extra-fabulous) of her Destroy All Monsters photos.

Here Franck looks for bugs in my ear while Susie Hollands listens to his entymological wisdom:


And finally, Richard and Vincent's child, which was probably designed by Vincent, who's an art director and an artist.


Photos by Gregg Sutter.

UPDATE: Here's more on the party, posted by Richard Nahem, aka "The Pearl Mesta of Paris." (His boyfriend, Vincent, and I called him that.)

Posted by aalkon at December 2, 2006 11:16 AM

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Richard and Vincent's child??? Did the surrogate happen to work at a nuclear power facility?

Posted by: Patrick at December 2, 2006 3:20 AM

Great minds think alike: Gregg asked the very same question.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at December 2, 2006 3:43 AM

Well, tell Gregg I said hello, then.

Posted by: Patrick at December 2, 2006 4:06 AM

Yes , that's mine and vincent's nuclear baby. His name is Soylent Green.we've taken gay adoption to a whole other level.

Posted by: richard nahem at December 2, 2006 5:02 AM

Richard Nahem writes:

Yes , that's mine and vincent's nuclear baby. His name is Soylent Green.we've taken gay adoption to a whole other level.

And the nuclear family, it seems.

Posted by: Patrick at December 2, 2006 7:21 AM

Hmm. We had wondered where that youngster went. He only gets that way when he's angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

Posted by: Radwaste at December 2, 2006 8:16 AM

Thanks for not posting any of the unflattering pictures of me! Richard tried to get me plowed on Cosmos, but that's the oldest trick in the book.

And ouch! You go girl, giving it to that LA Times 'blog'. It's really been interesting since Elliot took over. It's actually become, glup worth reading (before, the antagonistic comments were more compelling than the content..)

Thanks for the advice for the walk home. But instead of keeping my head down, I just punched a few people out, the ones that walked into me. that wrong?

Posted by: david at December 2, 2006 8:39 AM

Susie Hollands is a babe! Can we set her up with Crid?

Posted by: Lena at December 2, 2006 9:32 AM

It took a lot of time to make that hair look so glossy. Great party.

Posted by: Polly at December 2, 2006 11:02 AM

Well that certainly was an orange-flavored party, and great fun. Richard has great artwork, and served tasty macaroons. Lovely to meet you Advice Goddess, and all those famous writers. Thanks for the advice, too.



Posted by: MATTHEW ROSE at December 2, 2006 11:57 AM

Actually, Susie is a newlywed, married in July to the very hot Cesare, who is South American...who would make Lena's knees weak if I had a picture of Cesare.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at December 2, 2006 11:57 AM

Amy, with all this gallivanting, how are you going to find time to break into the Louvre, and crawl the floor with a black light?

Posted by: Cat brother at December 2, 2006 9:30 PM

Laurie Pike and I have plans to do that Tuesday morning, after we meet for a croissant.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at December 3, 2006 12:54 AM

Looks like you are having a wonderful time, I wish I was in Paris about now. Living in Venice.


Posted by: ana at December 3, 2006 1:15 PM

Destroy All Monsters was one of my fave bands while in college in Ann Arbor. I'm going to check out your pal Sue's book. Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by: jon at December 4, 2006 10:46 AM

sorry I was unable to make it at the last minute, looks like it was a very colorful evening! a la prochaine.

Posted by: maitresse at December 4, 2006 12:55 PM

Hope to meet you one of these days, maitresse, and jon, I went to school in A2 as well.

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