Global Gourmet Game...

Gourmet Games Kick Off Milken Institute Global Conference     Zucchini a fruit? Trans fat in a Sara Lee cheesecake? These are just two of the things guests learned at the Global Gourmet Games, the fundraiser that kicked off the 4-day Milken Institute Global Conference, which ran May...

Best of the Best Par...

2013: A Great Year for Los Angeles Social Events Miley Cyrus: an Early Standout, Kim Kardashian’s 15-Carat Rock, Oprah’s Remarks, The Big Bang Theory’s ‘Rocky Horror Show’ and More       PRISM Gallery Opening  Even before she twerked her way into...

Variety Power of Women

Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Amy Pascal Feted at Variety Power of Women Luncheon      The event: “Variety Power of Women,” presented Oct. 4 by Lifetime, honoring actors Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal for their devotion to philanthropic causes. Upstairs on the mezzanine of the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, before the luncheon began, celebrities stopped into a room designated for red carpet photos. Given the caliber of star power of the honorees alone,...

Hermes Beverly Hills...

Jessica Alba, Teresa Palmer, Jennifer Tilly, Balthazar Getty Among 600 Others at an Hermes Extravaganza     Hermes reopened its Beverly Hills boutique Sept. 3 with serious fanfare, beginning with trumpeters, French horn players and the brilliant Project Bandaloop players to rappel...

Paris Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture

Five Days at the Paris Haute Couture:   Of All the Breathtaking Fashions, Which  Will Wind Up on Oscar’s Red Carpet?   Considering the ever-increasing importance of Oscar’s red carpet, and the scary-to-the-stars proliferation of best and worst-dressed lists, the haute couture shows surely offer the ultimate picking grounds for anyone else heading for this month’s Academy Awards. These made-in-Paris confections, designated haute couture, feature intricate handwork, the most elegant fabrics, precision tailoring for a perfect fit and unique – and often exotic – embellishments. This season, for example, On...

Dior Haute Couture S...

Stunning, Brilliant Dior Haute Couture with Jessica Alba, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sigourney Weaver, More VIPs     Tweeting from the front row at the Christian Dior spring summer 2013 haute couture show in Paris, Jessica Alba of “Sin City,” “The Fantastic Four” and...