Saturday, June 10, 2006

Connie Connors Cocktails ~ Pre-Webbys!

Blond, brilliant and bubbly as every, the beautiful Connie Connors opened up her gorgeous Tribeca loft on Saturday, June 10 to friends from the East (Coast) and West. And what a soiree it was! Part Silicon Alley reunion and part-pre-Webby celebration, there was a festivity in the air I hadn't felt in a long while.

It was a veritable Who's Who of digerati's own bold-faced names of old and new who swung by to catch up on the latest. Among some of the notables were Esther Dyson, Webby founder Tiffany Shlain and her husband and incredible artist Ken Goldberg.

The glamour-puss in me gravitated toward the polished lipstick designer Poppy King, devine designer Stellah deVille and renowned artist/creative director Michael Grossman.

It was all babytalk between's Rufus Griscom, his wife and Nicholas Butterworth (whose wife was at home in bed-rest). Stay tuned for delivery of their latest bundles of joy (personal and professional)!

Media Surveyor Sam Whitmore and I cut the rug while the groovy DJ spun totally rad tunes. Meanwhile, in the sprawling living room people were lounging, sipping wines and snacking on the sumptuous (and plentiful) hors d'oeuvres. Reprise Media's Peter Hershberg was holding court on one sofa while Guidewire Group's Cathy Brooks showed off her amazingly compact audio recorder for her podcasts to some dashing dudes from PriceWaterhouseCoopers SF and TMGI's Angelica Jao. Before bowing out, I caught up with Dawn Productions Cris Popenoe, who was in a lovely summer dress, as were most of the ladies of the evening.

The energy from this event set the tone for an event-packed weekend for Webby revelers. It certainly had me jazzed about what's to come!