Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Phoebe Eaton

Phoebe Eaton is a beautiful young Manhattan journalist who looks like she could be perfect casting for a movie about a beautiful young Manhattan journalist. At the time of the party (late October 2004) she’s been busy covering the Danny Pelosi trial out in the Hamptons. (Pelosi is the guy who is being tried for beating to death the Wall Street tycoon Ted Ammon in his East Hampton house a few years ago, and then marrying his centimillionaire widow, since deceased from cancer, Generosa Ammon).

Phoebe has an ethereal, winsome manner about her, the kind of personality you might expect to write romantic novels (or maybe living in them). In real Manhattan life, however, she’s a hardhitting – not mean, mind you – and trenchant journalist and if the subject has a few or maybe a lot of blemishes showing (or lurking) Phoebe Eaton is very likely to report them in a way that you won’t forget.

Most recently she’s published pieces in New York Magazine — “How Much Is That In Rubles?” — the story about the Russian/American princess whose father rented for her the Denise Rich Southampton summer house for more than a half million; “Kimora Lee Simmons, the New Queen of Conspicuous Consumption”; “The Madame Defarge of the New York Post (Andrea Peyser)”; and in the Sunday New York Times magazine “Bachelor Number 1” about Tim Jefferies, the London art dealer whose private life is as lustrous (with celebrity girlfriends) as his art dealing.