I am so so lucky that many of my blog posts over the last couple of years have included the sentence “I am writing this from my Emirates Business Class bed…”
So...I am in an Emirates Business Class bed…on my way to NYC!
TAG Heuer are flying me and two other journos over to interview Cameron Diaz and then go to a charity ball with her and Leo DiCaprio. Sometimes my job is too good.
We were due to fly back Sunday, but I have extended and am moving to The Empire hotel for another couple of nights so I can shop and of course see my lovely N&J! Going to be weird being there and not staying with them, but we will still have our funtimes - I flipping hope, anyway!
I am used to a 7 hour NYC flight – this is a 14 and a half hour demon (and we sat on the tarmac for an hour before take off) but it has been such an entertaining flight. I only have 4 hrs 45mins to go and so far I have only slept for one. Going to regret that!
One of the other journos, a Brit guy, is flipping hilarious. Only met him in the Business Class lounge at the airport but fell in love with him within 5 mins. Not in that way, I’m not his type, but he is brilliant. Elle, the Ed of HELLO! ME knows him and said we would be great pals and she was so right.
We were due to take off at 8.30am but were still on the runway at 9.30am so he was round at my cabin and we were on the champers and gossing.
Tipsy by 9am, we went straight to the bar after take off and stayed there drinking champagne solidly for three hours. In the end the sensible part of me took over – when we get to NYC it will only be 2pm and I have TAG cocktails tonight and then we are talking about a night out at SoHo House, so I dragged myself to my bed, slept for an hour (which I needed, think I slept for 30 mins last night) and woke up feeling not remotely drunk or hungover. Random.
Watched The Watch with Ben Stiller, ridiculous film then started writing this…and eating…and writing…and drinking tea.
He didn’t stop and came and tried to drag me back to the bar, but I got out of it. When there is two hours to go, I will probably do some more bar propping up...or I might watch Seeking a Friend For The End of The World. Started it on the way back from China but gave up.
Don’t really want to be hanging out of my ass when I interview Cameron in the morning!
It was 32 degrees when I left Dubai and apparently one degree and snowing in NYC…blimey! I am excited about wearing a coat and my big Russian hat strangely, but I’m sure the cold and annoyance of layer wearing will soon strike.
But whatever, as long as I don’t get diverted to freaking Bangor (not the one in Wales) like last year I will be happy.
NYC – woooo hoooooo!
Until the Big Apple…x