Sunday, September 03, 2006

Lucy Gao's 21st birthday party at the Ritz Hotel, London

This is Lucy Gao's birthday invitation (by email)

-----Original Message-----
From: Gao, Lucy [CIR]
Sent: 16 August 2006 12:53
To: Curwen, Phoebe Sarah [CIB-GTS]; Olea, Ovidiu [CIB-GTS]; Brennan, Paul1 [CIB-GTS]; Cartwright, Nick James Peter [CIB-GTS]; Casey, Krystal [CIB-CRRM]; Croatto, Marco [CIB-GTS]; Gayeva, Ulyana [CIB-GTS]; Jensen, Kim [CIB-GTS]; Lvov, Nikolay [CIB-GBKG]; Seugnet, Sophie [CIB-GTS]; Spencer, Harry Belford [CIB-GTS]; Andrews, Edward John [CIB-GBKG]; Schwarz, Daniel Christopher [CIB-FI]; Seugnet, Sophie [CIB-GTS]; Zhuk, Dmitry [CIR]; Chinelato, Marcelo [CIB-GBKG]; Moratti, Andrea [CIB-FI]; Butler, Rachel Louise [CIB-FI]; Lin, Jingjing [CIR] Cc: 'Theodore Kyriacou'; Choi, Alan [CIB-GBKG]; 'sophie.sandner@luxurypublishing.com'; 'olga.x.bogdanova@hsbcib.com'; 'jessica.boen@allianzglobalrisks.co.uk'; 'colin.kelly@hsbcib.com'; 'Gill, Sanampreet'; 'Entwisle, Sunita (IBK EMEA)'; 'mandeep.samra@balliol.ox.ac.uk'; 'kate.tolley@balliol.ox.ac.uk'; 'lisema777@yahoo.co.uk'; 'pegger_007@hotmail.com'; 'psatiarthi@googlemail.com'; 'destinysy2k1@hotmail.com'

Subject: Details and instructions for Lucy's Ritz Party


Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your replies and I am glad all of you can come this Friday to celebrate my 21st with me.
Please read ALL the following to ensure your entry into the Ritz.

Lucy's 21st Birthday Party
at The Ritz Hotel London

Friday, 18th of August
9pm Champagne Reception
10pm Photo Shoots
10:30pm Blowing Candles

Mid-night Pangaea, Mayfair


I have arranged the Ritz to host a Champagne Reception with a selection of Ritz Champagne for all my guests, this will be on me so please come and indulge.

A specially made birthday cake has also been ordered and the Ritz waiters will kindly serve you each a generous slice with Ritz cutleries, etc...also on me.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRY:
* When you arrive, take the Hotel entry on the opposite side of the Green Park tube station [Please refer to your arrival time at the end of this email]
* When asked "how can I help you Sir/Madame?", you reply "I am here for Lucy's Birthday Party at the Rivoli Bar"
* You will be escorted to the lounge area next to the Rivoli bar, where you will hopefully see a gorgeous group of ladies.

If you experience any issues getting in or getting to the Ritz, please call my mobile on 07782 205 450 and my PA Ms Gill will kindly deal with your queries between 8:30pm to 10pm.

STRICT DRESS CODE:
Gentlemen: Jacket, shirt, and please also bring a tie (no jeans, trainers, flip-flops, polo-shirts)
Ladies: skirt/top, cocktail dress (no denim, min-skirts, flip-flips, bad tastes)
Advice 1: It goes without saying that the more upper-class you dress, the less likely you shall be denied entry.
Advice 2: Photos will be taken between 10pm to 10:30pm, and these will be distributed once processed, therefore you may want to be well-groomed!

Finally...
I will be accepting cards and small gifts between 9pm to 11pm... hehehe

I very much look forward to seeing you all at the Ritz this Friday.

Lucy

ARRIVAL TIMES: [Please stick to these as best as you can, thank you]
9:00pm: Lucy, Sophie Sandner, Kajai, Mandeep, Preet, Sanami, Su, Lisa, Kate.
9:15pm: Phoebe, Sophie Seugnet, Theo, Dmitry, Ed, Nikolay, Paul, Nick, Harry.
9:30pm: Marco, Andrea, Jess, Ovi, Yuki, Olga, Kim, Marcelo, Ulyana, Krystal, Dan.
9:45pm: Sunita, Alan, JingJing, Emma.
10:00pm: Anthony, Rachel, Roger, Uli, Yogi, Gharzi


Lucy Gao
Citigroup Real Estate Equity Research
4th Floor, Citigroup Centre (CGC1)
25 Canada Square, London E14 5LB
Direct Line: +44 207 986 4116
Fax: +44 207 986 4341
Mobile: +44 778 220 5450
Email: lucy.gao@citigroup.com


Poor Lucy. Her email was forwarded by one of her friends to somebody else in their place of work, and then it circled the globe and made it into the press. Lucy was ridiculed for being uptight. Seriously, who tells their friends to stagger their arrival at a party?

See - Sydney Morning Herald of 1 September 2006

At least she paid for the festivities at the Ritz Hotel. There is nothing worse than people who send birthday invitations to their friends to go out to a fancy dinner, expect their friends to pay for an expensive meal, and then also expect a gift.



*For more kitty thoughts, check out Camilla.

.........ooooooooOOOOOOOOoooooooo..........

Today was a really strange day. It rained early in the morning and then it stopped. My human was wavering over whether to sleep in or get up, but in the end he listened to the news on the radio first and then got up and fed me.

There was a thunderstorm in the late morning and it rained heavily. Thankfully my human decided to join me in an early afternoon nap on the couch in full cuddle. After a good hour or so, he decided to go outside to do some weeding and pruning.

keisercat@wildmail.com

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