To say my 2012 New Year’s Eve was memorable, is an understatement. I attended The ‘Ciroc The New Year’ Private Party hosted by Diddy at his Miami Mansion on Star Island. I’ve been to many of Diddy’s parties in the past but this one was extra special; It was intimate, yet star-studded, well attended by his close friends, family and fellow entertainers. It was held amidst the finest of backdrops inside (and outside) his Miami estate which included a romantically lit Olympic size pool, lit up custom dance floor and tasteful, strategically placed Ciroc decor. We arrived to Diddy’s home around 11:45pm and was greeted by heavy duty security at his front gate, then escorted inside, past his entourage of crazy cars. We were immediately welcomed by beautiful model-esque women, dressed in gold sequin dresses handing out whistles and what seemed to be an unlimited supply Ciroc and champagne. Diddy was on the mic calling everyone to the dance floor before the countdown. His mama, his kids (including his adorable twins) & baby mama were running around and getting busy on the dance floor. Everyone crowded around for the countdown, we hugged and kissed, then Diddy gathered everyone to the back of his house to watch fireworks. Throughout the night, I spotted a continuous stream of familiar celebrity faces including Rihanna, Rick Ross, Nelly, Jermaine Dupris, Neyo, Gayle King, Star Jones, Vivica Fox, Andre Harrell, Matt Kemp (ooooh man, he’s fine), Sanaa Lathan, DJ Khalid, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Adrienne Bailon and both of Diana Ross’ children, Tracee Ellis Ross & Evan Ross. I chatted and snapped photos with the ever so talented Robin Thicke, who was there with his wife Paula Patton. Shout out to my girls from NYC, Kelly & Yvonne, who soldiered the long, entertaining 5+ hour evening with me and for taking care of me in my 6 inch Giuseppe Swarovski Platform Shoes. When we finally left at around 5am, the complimentary slippers & car service was a life saver. Thanks Diddy for that added touch. I must say, it was a pretty spectacular way to start off 2012 and if this was any indication of what the rest of my year is going to be like, well then, I have a lot to look forward to. Stay tuned for my Miami photo diary….my trip didn’t end there. x0
For a breakdown of my New Year’s Eve Outfit, click here...
Yvonne x Kelly x GetJanet
Star Jones x Diddy x Vivica Fox
Rihanna (Yes, that’s Matt Kemp in the background)
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