Last Thursday’s annual RxArt Ball at Phillips de Pury raised over $400,000 for the charity. Collectors were calling their dealers to see if the bids they were about to put in for pieces in the silent auction were within reason. A Neck Face went to a Sotheby’s employee for $3,700, Barnaby Furnas for $3,000 and Juergen Teller for $6,000, while Richard Prince fetched $50,000, Dan Colen for $15,000 and Rob Pruitt for $7,800. The crowd was an interesting mixture of artists, fashion designers and socialites, pictures follow.
I’m 45, but Susan has made me feel 18 again; SELF.
Daily Mail (London) December 9, 2002 | Anderson, Amy Byline: AMY ANDERSON AS PART of our Matchmaker series, Self’s dating experts sent Susan Hinde, 40, an administration manager from Merseyside, on a date with Andrew Weavis, 45, an aircraft engineer from the West Midlands.
They met for dinner at The Hilton Hotel, St Helens, Merseyside.
Name: Andrew Weavis.
Children: Gemma, 18, and Donna, 15.
Job: Aircraft engineer.
Salary bracket: pound sterling40,000 to pound sterling50,000.
Height: 5ft 8in.
Favourite film: Blazing Saddles.
Currently reading: Old Gods Almost Dead by Stephen Davis.
What three words best describe you: Sensitive, fun and romantic. website electrical engineer salary
Favourite items of clothing: My jeans and leather jacket.
What would be your ideal holiday: Malaysia.
Your most embarrassing moment: Walking smack into the glass door of a packed pizza parlour.
What is your worst habit: Being too soft.
What trait do you most deplore in women: Lying.
Relationship history: I divorced recently.
Name: Susan Hinde.
Children: Robert, 19, and Jennie, 15.
Job: Administration manager.
Salary bracket: pound sterling15,000 to pound sterling20,000.
Height: 5ft 2in.
Favourite film: Somewhere In Time.
Currently reading: The Year Of Her Life by Liz Ryan.
Three words which best describe you: Creative, romantic and loyal.
Favourite items of clothing: Pink jumper and black leather trousers.
Ideal holiday: A Nile cruise.
Most embarrassing moment: I bought some shoes but picked up two different sizes.The shop assistants couldn’t stop laughing when I took them back.
Your worst habit: Smoking.
Trait you most deplore in men: Drunken loutishness.
Relationship history: I married my childhood sweetheart in 1985 and we divorced in 1995. I’ve been single for six months.
Type of man you’re looking for: Someone intelligent, adventurous and funny, who’ll sweep me off my feet.
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Andrew says: THE evening began rather badly because I couldn’t get into my hotel room with my key and all my belongings were inside. Reception tried with their spare keys but it was no good. I ended up being 45 minutes late.
Susan is beautiful. She wore a stunning dress and looked fantastic. She is great company, very attractive and funny.We talked about everything from past relationships to our children, careers, music, our cats and even football.
Before I knew it, nearly five hours had passed.
During the rest of the weekend, I met Susan’s children, her cats and her lovely parents,Wyn and Les, who all made me feel very welcome.
Susan also took me on the ferry across the Mersey – something I’ve always wanted to do. It was a wonderful weekend in the company of a very special person. I’m 45 but I feel like an 18-year-old again. I have not stopped thinking of Susan since we parted.
Susan says: I ARRIVED slightly early, feeling rather nervous, and saw a man looking over. But it turned out he was the photographer, who told me Andrew hadn’t changed yet and was locked out of his hotel room upstairs. I had a vision of him running around in his dressing gown, laughed and settled down with a drink to wait.
When Andrew arrived, I couldn’t believe my eyes: he looked so lovely.
He gave me 12 red roses, which was the most romantic thing anyone has done for me for a long time. I felt an instant spark between us.
After the meal, we went into the hotel lounge. In the middle of our conversation, my mobile rang. It was my daughter, Jennie, who was worried because it was past midnight. The time had gone so quickly that I hadn’t realised.
On Sunday, I took Andrew into Liverpool to go on the ferry across the Mersey. Everything felt very natural and we joked and chatted all the time.
It was really cold, too, so we snuggled up together.
When we arrived at my house, Andrew gave me a cuddly sheep that he’d sneaked out and bought earlier in the day. I collect sheep.
Andrew works in Edinburgh every other week, so we arranged for him to visit again in two weeks. Then we hugged and said goodbye. Later that night, he telephoned and we spent half an hour chatting. I can’t wait to see him next weekend.
AMY ANDERSON Anderson, Amy