Coffee. 6am. We didn’t get into bed until 3am. Still, it’s impossible to sleep. Perhaps coffee after midnight just doesn’t work. Spent early part of day in Malibu swapping out locks, preparing for visitors. Trimming the over grown canopy of Bougainvillea leading to the top apartment. After a week of intensive organization I am making headway with downstairs and this autumn Louis will come and paint everything cream and clean.
It was good to have Andrew help me clean both apartments. He is incredibly thorough and dependable. It’s fun hanging out with him. Yet, saying this I also miss you-know-who who may never call enough for my liking. It’s odd to have your heart so evenly split between two so very different men. He is on the East coast making sense of his new him and I am here with Andrew on the West making sense of mine.
The closer we get to going to Europe the more peaceful I become. I am going home.
So, I had this invitation for the Warhol opening at Jared’s gallery on Sunset. I really had no intention of leaving the house but Ryan called and insisted that I come join him so I dragged myself into my new Nantucket reds and set sail for the social high seas.
Prism is a huge cave of a gallery that only the son of a billionaire could possible own. There were very poorly guarded yet beautifully hung Warhol’s and several hundred frantic club kids drinking free wine and beer, not paying the slightest attention to the art. Very skinny girls and very pretty boys, I am glad I was with Andrew as he was, by far, the prettiest of them all. He was wearing a pair of lively patterned Comme des Garcons pants and a simple black tee-shirt and looked divine. The little dog was wearing a wagwear collar. We chatted with Sharon Osbourne for a little while but when she realized I was British-or perhaps realized who I was-she affected this weird accent and became decidedly odd, testy.
We ate dinner at the Chateau with other friends and ended up at Soho House where I spotted Bryan Singer with a gaggle of frat boys. Robert Downey Jr and I had the briefest of chats and by midnight I was fully engaged with my old and abandoned social life. I sat with my Australian friend Peter S for a good hour remembering Sydney leaving Ryan and Andrew at the bar drinking stout.
You know I spent a rainy week on Fire Island with Bryan Singer years ago when I was with Jamie. I have nothing to report about that week other than to say it was before I got sober. A blur of interminable drinking.
Ryan and I discussed just how distracting LA can be. How one can achieve absolutely nothing yet feel as if one has had a full and accomplished day.
Poor Soho House are having a terrible time placating their near neighbors and the beautiful restaurant has to be cleared at midnight for noise pollution reasons. I really can’t imagine that you can hear much of Soho House from the street over the traffic or the other noisy clubs/restaurants but people seem compelled to complain and bitch and moan about almost everything and anything all the time.
It was fun going out although I felt incredibly tired by 2.30am and eager for my bed. I used to live this sort of life every night in LA and I could once again if I could be bothered. It’s just so tiresome being ‘on’ or being me and since making the show there is the added element that people know rather too much about my life ahead of meeting me. Too much for comfort.
This morning I have to meet John for breakfast, our Saturday morning pre-therapy ritual.
I heard a great deal of damning gossip about Kay and Amanda but may have to hold off reporting this until another time.