So The Salonniere Has Named the 100 Best Party Hosts in the Country, and 10 Are in L.A.

Sorry for partying

L.A. has made an appearance on some not-so-terrific lists this year. We ranked fifth in Travel and Leisure’s “World’s Unfriendliest Cities,” and, quelle surprise, we’re one of the worst cities in the USA for traffic congestion. Well, The Salonniere thinks we’re tops at one thing: parties.

The Web site dedicated to all things party hosting dubbed ten of our illustrious citizens as some of the best party throwers in the country. The list is divvied up by city (the DC portion includes the Obamas). Is it scientific? Not really, but how can you dislike a site that makes copious use of the word “pals” and writes stories the length of a cocktail party conversation? So from one party girl to another, let me post a thank you on nice Internety stationary to the site’s founder, Carla McDonald, for inviting us to the party. Here’s who made the list:

Los Angeles
32. Maria and Bill Bell
33. Eva Chow
34. Alex Hitz
35. Bridget Gless Keller
36. Lisa McRee
37. Lulu Powers
38. Stephanie Shafran
39. Sutton Stracke
40. Steve Tisch

As a 20-year party vet here in Los Angeles, I am down with the ladies over at The Salonniere choosing Eva Chow (33), whose Art+ Film Gala last Saturday was so good that its fabulousness might be unrankable. A memorable evening at Maria and Bill Bell’s (32) once included Diana Ross serenading us at dinner from the balcony of their home. This party girl’s add? Designer Sue Wong. The Portos-loving fashion designer has marvelous parties at her Los Feliz manse—The Cedars.