The Scene - Jonathan Adler and I Become Best Buds

Ok so maybe not best buds. That might be a bit of an exaggeration but whatever.  I was drinking.  I put my arm around his waist.  I smiled for a paparazzi picture.

So in my mind we're best buds. 

Best Buds like a Kardashian is with US Weekly.  Without the money.  Or fake boobs.  Mine are real.

Just how did all of this go down you ask?  Well.... Funny you should ask. Being at Neocon in Chicago this last week meant that my calendar was chock full of, among other things, cocktail parties.   And by now you should know me and cocktail parties.  At last count, Monday after my arrival had 12 of them in my calendar.  Not that I went to all of them mind you (my liver would have shut down and I'd be writing this post as a zombie) but I've always had this theory - RSVP to all of them and decide later.

However, there was one that was a not-to-miss as far as I was concerned.  Kohler has never been one not to have a great party.  Their KBIS and Westweek parties have been known to be smashing successes and so I couldn't resist.  Dabbing a bit of Chanel on each wrist I braved the 85 degree 100% humidity weather known as "Chicago in the Spring" to get in my 15 seconds of Kohler/Adler fame.

This season, the soiree was an event to celebrate a colorful collaboration with Adler.   I know I know, you only want to hear about Adler.  How tall is he.  How nice is  he.  How single is he.  But alas, the four new colors he's introduced to Kohler's otherwise conservative color palatte took center stage.  Think Piccadilly Yellow.  Or Annapolis Navy.  How about Palermo Blue? Let's not forget Greenwich Green.  I'm in love.  With the colors.  Not Adler.  Ok, maybe just a little with Adler. He did design my favorite Palm Springs hotel (The Parker Meridien).

Needless to say, the colors are special edition.  Which means only one thing - Get them before I do.  because I will run you down like an soon-to-be bride at Filene's basement if I have to miss out.

And just in case you were curious.... those hot galls on my arm are the model-esque Adele Young of VDL Interiors and dashing Barbara Segal of #IntDesignerChat fame.  I'm one lucky guy.

Eat your heart out Simon Doonan.

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