Great British Film R...

Brits in L.A. Celebrate 40 Nominations in 20 Categories at Pre-Oscar Party      The event: “The Great British Film Reception,” staged at the London Hotel in West Hollywood Feb. 20, paid tribute to the U.K.’s Oscar nominees, this year numbering 40 in 20 categories. The...

Last Days in Vietnam...

A Champagne Toast to Director Rory Kennedy for ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Documentary     The event: She may have lost out in the Oscars race, but Rory Kennedy, director of the nominated documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” was guest of honor Feb. 20 at Dom...

Doug Aitken Show at ...

Mike Myers, Matthew Barney Among Actors, Artists at Opening Celebration for Doug Aitken Show   The event: Artists, art professionals, collectors and other art enthusiasts joined gallery owner Shaun Caley Regen for Saturday’s opening of Doug Aitken’s exhibition, “Still Life,” at...

Great British Toast ...

British Consul General Dame Barbara Hay Proposes a Great British Toast to Oscar Nominees   At the “GREAT British Film Reception” to toast British Oscar nominees, the London-based Groucho Club served martinis shaken, not stirred. Held Feb. 22 at the British Consul General’s...

A Toast to Will and Kate

A Toast to Will and Kate – Celebrating the Royal Wedding California-Style   The excitement surrounding Prince William and the former Catherine Middleton started well before their honeymoon trip to Southern California. As the wedding just happened to take place during L.A.’s annual BritWeek, the local British community turned BritWeek’s kickoff party into a celebration of the Royal Wedding, centered around a toast to Will and Kate.   At the Apr. 26 soiree, Great Britain’s Consul General Dame Barbara Hay welcomed guests to her Hancock Park residence, where British fashion designer Bruce Oldfeld’s classically...