The Twelve Events till Christmas !
Once again, we have had fantastic fun this year and here a few of our favourite events for 2015.
We saw in the New Year in Hong Kong entertaining the King of Thailand! Amazing. Then off to Thailand for our own Royal Wedding. Chrystal and Rad got married. Heaven!
My favourite event this year was a Virtuoso Fundraiser for Australia Zoo where Andrew and I compered as Terri and ‘Baby Bob’ Irwin. I think we might need to do a bit of Bindi ‘Dancing with the Stars’ next year .
Check out the disco nuns with a bit of ‘Sister Act’ and a techno ‘Climb Every Mountain’!
The Hong Kong Cancer Fund Gala fundraiser 2015 ‘Once Upon A Time ‘. Silvio Berge outdid himself yet again!
Fabulous music raging from, Disney, Into The Woods and The Enchanted Garden.. This year our stars were Lucy Maunder, Tom Sharah and Johanna Allen.
A Barcelona theme for the Konica Minolta Sales Team heading to Spain as an incentive. We had fun with matadors, Manuel from Fawlty Towers and a spanish Diva Strolling Table dispensing San Miguel Beer. Viva Espana!!
We became the Real Housewives this month for a fabulous group of fundraising mums called Mothers of Boys . MOBS ..This year we raised money for The Daniel Morcombe Foundation and toured with the inspirational Denise Morcombe.
Priscilla glittered in the desert and many a fun time was had at the camel farm a tUluru with clients such as Business Chicks, Directions, Snackbrands and Zambrero all getting into the fun (and feathers!) They made me MC in drag and we also had a surprise visit to our dressing room from Trevor the camel!
‘Geisha’s The Word’ for Maddy’s 18th birthday and everything Japanese.
Patsy and Edina whirled into the Ivy Penthouse. Watch out for the Ab fab Movie next year !
A divinely decadent birthday celebration at Hong Kong’s best Italian Restaurant- Gaia- Italian style with Luciano, the world famous tenor and Diva, (me) channelling Maria Venuti. Opera , fun and a fat suit!
‘My Favourite yearly event is the fundraiser for Sydney Dance Company – Dance Noir. The theme this year was ‘Latin Nights’. Chi Chi Lombardo was back on the boards as MC with Chris Taylor from the Chaser as co-host and ex husband Don Juan. And Chi Chi‘s special guest for the evening ,along with Taryn Fienberg and Jud Arthur,was that national treasure at Opera Guadalajara – Jose Domingos Diego Carreras (Cha Cha is in rehab).
Off to Vegas for IMEX with Australian Tourism . A few shows and a load of fun promoting our fabulous country to the world.
We also premiered our ‘Funky Divas’ on the harbour. Fit and fabulous girls – Shannon, Gretel and Emily singing a range of music from Motown to Mariah!
A Grand Budapest theme was perfect for our bell-boy Zero and cigarette girls at the Shangri- La Hotel.
Then Christmas came early with the lighting of the tree for Narellan City Council. LITD was asked to provide the whole evening’s entertainment . We did everything from Mrs Claus, our new kids group ‘Crackerjax’ and a wintery White Christmas with all the stars of Frozen, snow machines and special guest Samantha Jade!
Fav gigs this month: A fab night at the Oscars at the Hilton for Corrs and a huge celebration with Optus. An airline theme 3000 guests , Ricki-Lee and Bob Downe !
It’s been a fun and busy year , but this last week brought sad news as well.
Vale to our dear friend and colleague David Grant.
Beautiful David .. . a collision of art and commerce. Irrepressible, mischievous and utterly devoted to creating delight and pleasure. A giant in our industry. Heaven will not be the same when you arrive! Thank you darling for all the fabulousness.
So here’s to great things for 2016 .
We have a new airline show open to the public at Slide Bar in February so hope to see you there or somewhere out there in Event Land !
Wishing you a fabulous Christmas and New Year!
Lesley and the team at Leave it to Diva.