Wow! An exhausting, whirlwind 3 nights in London has left Petite B incapacitated for the past 2 days!
Less than 3 hours after arriving in the city via the Eurostar, I was in an elevator with David & Victoria Beckham. Celebrating his birthday with a lavish shopping spree, the hot couple made a pit stop at the new Haymarket Hotel, just as I was checking in. The two spent several hours relaxing in a luxurious suite before heading out to a surprise dinner at Cipriani. Sporting Nicole Richie sized sunglasses, I starred endlessly at the newly blond Becks, who looks even more dreamy in the flesh. Unfortunately I realized several hours later that my tinted glasses were completely see-through. Oops— no wonder Victoria shot me a look!
Victoria was actually in good spirits, and giggled as she tripped out of the elevator and clutched on to Becks.
Several hours later and ever the pro-journalist, I was hovering in the lobby with a glass of champagne as Becks & Posh made their exit to a flurry of paparazzi waiting outside. Stopping in the lobby to straighten her dress, the two looked stunningly chic as they made a dash for the Bentley (see pics). Unfortunately my pro cameraman was MIA and I blurred all my shots (best one below). Bloody hell!
According to the Mail, this was their Birthday agenda:
With the hotel bill of £2,500 at London’s Haymarket Hotel, a restaurant bill of £25,000, a private jet costing £8, 000 each way, the specially-commissioned diamond ring costing £40,000 and drivers and security arranged for the trip, the total bill for David’s birthday trip came to more than £100,000.
On a less grotesquely superficial level, Becks reportedly started crying after receiving a touching toast from his wife at dinner. Awhh…. sexy and sentimental! PB is officially in love. Who cares if he isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed?
The Haymarket Hotel, sister to the famous Soho Hotel, is owned by Firmdale hotels and decorated by reknowned interior designer Kit Kemp– her best chef d’oeuvre to date. The service was not seamless, and the pool was still closed, but all was forgiven when the concierge sent up a bottle of Moet & Chandon with strawberries. Definitely the hottest hotel at the moment, and Petite B wouldn’t think of going anywhere else on her next trip.
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