Well, it was a close-run thing, the traditional Diary best party of the year, after the Money Marketing boat party, of course.
First, no, Gordon, Artemis is not getting an entry for the waitresses posing as the hunting Greek deity with one breast showing.
In ascending order, in third place, the AITC summer party Coq D'Argent in the City – always a strong showing from Annabel and Gemma and Jemma. Maybe next year.
In second and just pipped to the post, Chelsea Financial Services, including a set by investment commentator and front man of indie band Remedy Ben Larter and his band. It fails to secure top slot because of the horrifying sight of fund managers trying to dance.
But in first place comes Polhill at Kensington Roof Gardens. Not only was it Terry Hepplewhite's 60th birthday (sort of), it had a bucking camel and even a fight in the early hours of the morning between two boy journalists over a girl journalist. Brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it? Who said romance is dead?
The copybook was slightly blotted by shutting the bar during the speeches but we'll let you off.