by Angel Chu
Hi guys and gals! I bet you've been wondering what I've been up to! Now, I know what you're thinking: you're thinking "I bet she went somewhere really cool". And you'd be right!
Just recently I went to the super-trendy Latino's with a whole gang of my friends to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, which this year fell on the 5th of May. I was a bit concerned as I wasn't sure what to wear for such an occasion, but in the end it turned out that a slinky Baleno jumper and a pair of Jimmy Choos from Yashow were just the thing.
I had got really excited a couple of days before, when I thought I'd found a very funky minidress with the Mexican flag on, but on closer inspection it turned out to just be a flag. On further inspection it turned out to be the flag of Finland. On the plus side, I did manage to pick up a very nice top in the colours of the Libyan flag that day, so I'm definitely prepared for whatever tequila-fuelled festivals they celebrate in Libya.
The fashion aspect of the night wasn't a total washout - I did manage to coordinate things right so I could wear the cool sparkly tiara my friend Kitty brought back for me from her trip to Lanzhou. It was very eye-catching as the whole crowd of us strutted our funky stuff on the dancefloor. Quite the belle of the ball! Haha!
There was a bit of a mix-up later. I went outside for a while to make a phone call, and when I came back everyone had gone - I guess they thought I had already gone on ahead! It took me ages to catch up with them (everyone's phone was turned off or was having connection problems) but eventually we got together in an exclusive bistro close to the City Hotel. It was called the Nest, or something. The place is so cool that it doesn't start its brunch menu until practically the evening.
We stayed there for a while and chatted about what's cool and happening in the world right now - Chad, Sylvia's new beau, who is a 57 year old essential oils and fats executive from Bloomington, Indiana, had just got back from a trip to Kabul. Apparently it's really up and coming, epecially for clubbing. According to Chad, the people there are so desperate for food and employment, you barely have to pay them anything at all and you can treat them like they're barely people. Sylvia said that if you had enough money for an Audi A6, you didn't need to leave Beijing to do that! Then we all laughed.