First off, I should note that we woke to a call from one of my BFFs who told us that the Celebrity Apprentice was shooting near our hotel and that if we wanted to meet Cyndi Lauper, we should get over to Burger Haven. So we headed out to the restaurant and waited in line for lunch (they were serving food for charity). Like good gays, we couldn't pass up an opportunity to meet Cyndi Lauper, who is definitely a big gay icon and a tremendous supporter of marriage equality. I've gone to her True Colors tour and it was one of the best concerts of my life.
So Cyndi and Sharon Osborne tag-teamed waited on us. They are sweethearts! So were Summer Sanders and Maria Kanellis. Plus, our other favorite gay icon, Margaret Cho, was waiting in line outside to eat some burgers! She is so not D-List - I can't believe she had to wait in line. We also saw Donald Trump Jr, Al Roker, Carol Leifer and others. It was crazy - I'm not easily starstruck but it was completely surreal and hard to top that.
But we did - that night we headed to the Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary Party at the Plaza Hotel. It was completely posh and decadent and a blast. We chatted with some great people including Rebecca Grinnals, who co-founded Disney Weddings and has her own wedding industry consulting firm; Randy Fenoli from Kleinfeld and Say Yes to the Dress - and his fabulous partner, Michael; and even met that very New York planner from Whose Wedding is it Anyway?, James Tramondo. One of the highlights was talking to the editor of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, Darcy Miller.
Jen and I had an absolute blast in New York and were excited to learn that the next issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine will feature a real gay wedding. Way to go Martha!
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