Over the course of the evening, Albemarle, who is moving to London where his wife Sally and son Augustus have lived since 2005, chatted up guests including Gigi Mortimer, Robert Burke and Elise Overland. What will he miss most about the Big Apple? "The multiple opportunities," he said mysteriously, not wishing to elaborate.
Of course, some pals weren't fooled by the birthday cake or the long goodbyes. "I don't think he's actually leaving," said Ann Dexter Jones. "I think it's just a ruse for a party."