If anyone knows how to throw a Valentine’s Day party, it’s Amelia Dimoldenberg. After all, for the very serious journalist behind Chicken Shop Date and soon-to-be this year’s red carpet correspondent at the 2024 Oscars, love has always been the focal point.
Since the first episode of her show aired a decade ago, beloved celebs such as Aitch, Dave, AJ Tracey and most recently Paul Mescal have sat in Amelia’s hot-seat, on the receiving end of some of her very finest chat-up lines. Ah, the magic of love. Isn’t that worth celebrating?
Which brings us to last night, and to Amelia’s annual Valentine’s Day party, which was every bit a picture of glorious European excess. Taking place at Carlotta, an Italian dining room in Marylebone, London, balloons lined every corner of the plush, red-hued room – even the toilet – as her nearest and dearest sipped on strawberry-topped CÎROC cocktails.
Aitch, of course, was spotted rushing into the party through a backdoor in a pair of Cartier sunnies; Fontaines DC frontman Grian Chatten chowed down on some mozzarella balls and How to Have Sex director Molly Manning-Walker snacked on some of the Italian meat platters going around. Meanwhile, FACE friends Sabrina Fuentes, PinkPantheress, beabadoobee and Saltburn star Archie Madekwe all hit the dancefloor, dancing the night away to the tune of Miley’s Party in the USA. That’s one way to celebrate her recent Grammy win, eh?
And a special mention to Amelia’s look: she was decked out in archive Agent Provocateur with ‘60s make-up and bouffant hair, bringing the night’s boudoir fantasy full-circle.
All in all, reader, love was most definitely in the air. There was even a special postbox for singletons to anonymously write letters to their Valentine perched in the corner, for crying out loud. It might’ve been pouring with rain outside, but nothing in the world could’ve dampened this steamy affair. See you next year – mwah.