Guest Post by Nick Ede
I love November as I really feel wintery and as the nights begin to close in I get to go out more. I love nothing more than dressing up in my winter woollies and having a walk in Hyde Park. This month has been very inspirational and I have been lucky enough to be part of some great initiatives that have really made a difference.
At the start of the month I helped launch the Cointreau Creative Crew. I hosted an event with the French supermodel and actress Laetitia Casta at the beautiful Café Royal in the heart of London.
The venue looked stunning and guests were encouraged to make their own drinks from abundant oranges on huge mirrored tables.
The room was full of creative people including Donna Air, Collette Cooper, Charlie XCX, Ella Eyre and Dionne Bromfield. Myself and my dear friend Maud from Cointreau welcomed the guests on their arrival and launched the campaign with a speech from Laetita and music from the amazing Charlie Winston.
The fashion on the evening was very cool and edgy and the orange carpet was full of well-heeled, perfectly groomed influencers including Prince Cassius, Henry Conway and my dear friends Caprice and Noelle Reno.
I then had the pleasure of working with the brilliant charity Serious Fun Camps. The charity was set up by Hollywood actor Paul Newman, and to celebrate his 90th year they hosted a gala at the Roundhouse in Camden.
The event had music from David Gray, Corrine Bailey Rae and the brilliant choir from the camps. Every member of the choir was terminally ill and they performed with such amazing passion that it brought the audience to tears.
Other guests at the event included Rene Zelwegger and Danny DeVito who both went on stage and helped raise nearly £1 million in a single night.
This time the carpet was blue and the likes of Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cussack and Elizabeth McGoven from Downton Abbey were there to help make a big difference.
I even ended up on stage to host the live donations with Paul Newman’s amazing daughter Clea. Danny DeVito very kindly went on to the Jonathan Ross show to promote the charity and left us all in stitches with his funny Hollywood anecdotes.
As if this month could not get any better, I launched the charity campaign celebriTrees for ITV’s Text Santa appeal with London department store Liberty. Involved in this campaign are stars including Eva Longoria, Mel B and even pint sized superstar Kylie Minogue.
Kylie launched the initiative with an exclusive appearance at Liberty and I got to meet her which has been one of my life time dreams. I never get nervous but I was visibly shaking as I went to embrace her. She was so kind and has really brought the campaign to life.
Next month I’m with Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham at the Gobal Gift Gala and will be popping off to Dubai with Melanie Griffith just in time for Christmas.
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