I joined star Pharrell for his birthday bash in Big Apple.
THERE are those moments in life when you have to pinch yourself and ask "Was that a dream?" It was certainly the case for me on Friday night in New York when I partied with megastar Pharrell Williams.
The Happy crooner took his love for the animated character SpongeBob SquarePants up a notch with a themed birthday bash held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Celebrating his big 41, Pharrell's guests Alicia Keys, Chanel Iman, Nicky Hilton and of course me - The It Boy himself.
After cocktails and dinner on Friday at the trendy Soho House with some Edinburgh friends who live in Manhattan, I was invited by New York Socialite "The Red Bunny" to join the birthday boy at his extravagant party. Around 500 Guests enjoyed a complimentary bar and were treated to a special performance by Pharrell and his pal Alicia Keys.
Yes, there was a hangover, a very big one, and I had the prospect of running the 10k Scotland Week Run at Central Park at 8am on Saturday morning. I was visiting NYC for the Tartan Day Parade that takes place every year to celebrate all things Scottish on 6th Avenue.
Edinburgh fashion King, Howie Nicolsby of 21st Century Kilts had the honour to be this years Grand Marshall and lead the parade which included Popstar Nina Nesbitt and lads from The La Fontaines.
I was dressed top to toe in a Alexander McQueen tartan outfit designed by Howie for the occasion that sees thousands of Scots and New Yorkers line the streets with Saltires and banners.
The celebrations continued as I joined the incredible Alan Cumming on Broadway. The Scots actor famed for his roles in US Hit TV series The Good Wife and Hollywood blockbusters X-Men and GoldenEye is getting rave reviews in Broadway show Cabaret.
The Tony-winning production returned to Broadway with a cast that includes fellow Hollywood megastar Michelle Williams. It was incredible. Possibly the best production I have ever seen and Alan was simply outstanding in his role as Emcee.
Needless to say we partied after the show with the entire cast and in true Alan style, he whisked us off to an uber-camp gay bar for tequila shots and disco dancing. I could easily live in New York. It's an incredible city.
However, I had never ventured across the bridge to Brooklyn and on Monday that's exactly what I did. It's laid back, full of trendy fashion types, art galleries with pop up bars and restaurants. I took the time to lunch with my friend Hollie who like many in this neighbourhood is a creative.
We hit up Roberta's, the famous pizzeria for the thinnest and tastiest margarita I have ever tried. Brooklyn I'll be back ?And Finally I pulled off the biggest blag ever at the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel.
It's THE place to be seen in and renowned for its strict door policy. But with my bold approach, big hair and Scottish charm I rocked in there as Rod Stewart's son. Thanks Daddy Rod - your Scottish roots certainly came in handy that night.
I rocked into Boom Boom Room as Rod Stewart's son
Happy days Our man Phil was among guests at megastar Pharrell Williams' 41st birthday bash in New York City
Outstanding Phil with Broadway hit man Alan Cumming
Star man It Boy with hit girl Nina Nesbitt on Tartan Day Parade
Well plaid Phil joined in as NYC celebrated Scotland
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Apr 9, 2014|
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