The Peak of Glitterati

A posse of socialites from Sydney, Melbourne and Jakarta gathered in style to celebrate the birthday of The Peak Magazine editor Graham Pearce’s Over the Trop birthday bash late last month in Bali. Held in the palatial grounds of Lewis Norman’s stunning Uma Warna Prasta villa in Seseh, the evening commenced poolside with lashings of Piper Heidsieck champagne and canapés for an elite guest list of 50. The bejeweled and flamboyant Sandra Macarthur not only stunned the dazzling crowd with her signature sequined designs but was also on hand to sprinkle silver fairy dust over the exuberant guests in true fairy godmother style. A sit-down royal feast ensued with tributes and toasting of the guest of honor, complete with cardboard-Graham cutouts, from the largely journalist, PR, media and television personality crowd. After a floor show of fire performers and belly dancers, guests including Prue McSweem, Warwick & Polly Purser, Etienne de Souza, Graham Macarthur, Lawrence Sanders & Rafael, Ruth Zukerman & Ericht Alessandro hit the dance floor to classics from the 50’s to the here and now. An impromptu operatic performance by Katrina Falconberg accompanied by piano supremo Leo on a baby grand ended up in a hilarious songfest of show tunes and ditties until guests shimmered out the doors in the wee hours of the morning. A sparkling and glittering event indeed.

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