Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cocktail party talk

Before you go to your next party, always try to think of something interesting about yourself that makes for what I call great cocktail party talk. You don't ever want to come across as bragging, but people enjoy it if you casually drop a fun fact about yourself.

I've been to two events recently where I learned fascinating tidbits about guests because they were savvy enough to mention them.

One was the charming Dr. Jon Kulbresh during a party at Ballantyne Spa that he attended with his fiancĂ©e, Sara Citron (their photo is at the top of this blog). He just moved here from L.A., although he has roots in the Carolinas, and has recently opened Carolina Facial Plastics near SouthPark mall. 

I was excited to hear that he trained with Dr. Paul Nassif, a prominent facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.
For fellow fans of the Bravo TV show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Dr. Nassif is the husband of cast member Adrienne Maloof-Nassif. Dr. Kulbresh can be seen in both the surgery and recovery room during the episode where cast member Kyle Richard’s mother-in-law went to Dr. Nassif for her facelift.

Dr. Kulbresh told me that Dr. Nassif has expressed interest in supporting his protege by attending an event at his office. If that happens, I'll certainly keep you posted. Dr. Nassif was in Charlotte this year for the launch of his wife's shoe line at Belk. I ran photos from that public appearance in my Scene & Heard slideshow, and it was so cute the way he was surprised that he has so many fans of his own.

The other person is Antriece Mitchell (her photo is below), a media personality I met at the opening reception of the the new exhibit "America I AM: The African American Imprint" at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture. While we were talking, she mentioned that she is the great-granddaughter of Louis Armstrong, the famous jazz trumpeter and singer.



Flory said...

These events are the perfect opportunity to meet new people and establish connections.
That's how I met my plastic surgeon in Toronto ( and since that party we established a great doctor-patient relationship.
Some people these events are only the perfect way to have free drinks and food but that's not true and only people that went there know that.