October 8, 1918
We all meet every morning before lunch for cocktails at the Crillon bar. Drummond and I lunched at the Ritz. There I found Diana Capel* whom I most wanted to see. I arranged to go and see her in the evening.
We have now got rooms at the Ritz and during the afternoon I moved my things thither from the Mirabeau. I had some tea with the others at the Ambassadeurs and then went to see Diana in her apartment at 88 Avenue du Bois.
I dined with Drummond whom I like very much, at Maxim's, and we went to a revue - called Plus Cela Change at the Michel. Diana was there with Capel whom I don't like the look of. Afterwards we went to an establishment in the Rue de Hambourg where he was suited but I was not. I came home to bed - tired and pure.
* Diana Wyndham, later Countess of Westmoreland, had married 'Boy' Capel in 1917. He was a successful English businessman and keen polo player who lived in Paris. He had had an affair with Coco Chanel, and financed her first fashion boutique in 1910.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
cocktails before lunch
This is not random Duff, since it is the entry following this one: