In this week's edition of The Smart Set for MaudNewton.com: La-La-La-London. I won't be in the city for a few days (and even then not for long) but you know I'll make every moment count...
Plus, two events next week in New York that I'm getting the word out about (and had a hand in putting together)-- I'd love to see you there (or there):
Tuesday, May 8, 6-8PM: Downtown sweet spot Lolita hosts an opening party for an exhibition of paintings by Swiss art star ANNE-FRANCOISE POTTERAT, "inspired by life and lexicography in her native Lausanne as well as her experiences in the United States and Iran." We'll also be blessed with the sonic stylings of avant pop sensation DJ MAXX KLAXON. And cheap drinks! Details: @ upcoming.
Thursday, May 10, 7PM: "Upstairs at the Square," basically the best thing ever, seriously, pairs singer-songwriter ROSIE THOMAS (These Friends of Mine) with French author ANNA GAVALDA (Hunting and Gathering) -- who I am 99% positive is coming to the U.S. just for this -- for a sure-to-be-so-good-it-hurts evening of performance and conversation with host KATHERINE LANPHER. And it's totally free. Join us! Details: bn.com/upstairs.