“I’m finally old enough to drink and gamble, so what better place to celebrate than Las Vegas?” asked Harry Morton. Sin City is even nicer, of course, when your father happens to own the hippest hotel in town. For his 21st birthday, the Hard Rock heir flew in 300 of his nearest and dearest friends for a weekend of fun — including a private Oasis concert, a piña colada–soaked pool party and dinner at Nobu.
“I’ve known Harry since he was a little boy,” said Rita Schrager, “and now here I am hanging out with him. I can’t decide if that makes me feel old or young.”
From her perch on the balcony of Baby’s nightclub, where Snoop Dogg performed below, Lady Victoria Hervey admitted she was “a Vegas virgin.” Surveying the crowd, which included Jessica Alba, Ed Burns, Luke Wilson, Dominique Swain and Monet Mazur, Hervey sighed and said, “This place is crazier than Ibiza.”
“You probably won’t remember any of it in the morning,” answered Tamara Beckwith.
A few days later, young Hollywood found yet another excuse to convene at the Chateau Marmont, where Shannyn Sossamon and Samantha Ronson took over the turntables for a party hosted by 1800 Tequila. Hotel guests Ethan Hawke and Matthew McConaughey found their way downstairs, where they were joined by Ione Skye, Minnie Driver, Naomi Campbell and Milla Jovovich.
“I’m into this cozy posse thing,” declared Gina Gershon. “These parties change every minute,” said Wes Bentley. “You see someone you know, then the next second they’re gone.”