Meera Gandhi hosts party to bring in Cherie Blair's 63rd birthday

Sept 20, 2017

Cherie and Tony Blair with Meera Gandhi

'From last night. Very nice soulful evening,' said the NYC-based Meera Gandhi in her email, about this picture of the party she'd hosted to bring in Cherie Blair's 63rd birthday this Sunday (where the birthday girl's husband former British prime minister Tony Blair had helped blow out candles).

Tony Blair helps Cherie blow the candles. Pics/ Mohammed Jaffer-SnapsIndia

An erstwhile Mumbai chi mulgi, Gandhi is now a determined upper east side Manhattanite, living as she does in Eleanor Roosevelt's iconic brownstone and championing good causes while lunching with the best of 'em. Having left Mumbai for stints in Hong Kong and the Big Apple in the '90s, Gandhi visited the city of her school days as often as she could. The last time we'd lunched with her was at a tony ladies lunch, where she'd told us about her 'The Giving Back Foundation', and the candle she'd created to raise money for charitable causes. But all work and no play is not the wont of Gandhi and Blair. Though the evening raised money for Cherie's foundation, there was also much dancing and a jiving to the DJ's choice of '80s rock and roll hits. Night Fever.