Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar 2016

Grammy 2016 weekend was kicked off  by the Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar at Downtown LA's Hudson Loft where celebs and media were treated to a day of pampering.  Priv professional stylists provided all of our beauty needs with a selection of express services including hair-styling, manicures, massages and makeup touch-ups.  I got my hair done by Stephanie Crosby and makeup by Haley Fite who are a mother-daughter power duo. The beach waves and smokey eye were just what I needed to feel Grammy party ready...not mention it was also Valentine's Day weekend.The 4th annual Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar brought out celebrity appearances with AnnaLynne McCord, Ali Landry, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Shawn Booth, Blair Fowler, Audrina Patridge, and Blake Cooper Griffin. Guests enjoyed complimentary drinks by Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea as well as a few signature cocktails.  Quest was on scene with samples of their 4 top selling protein bar flavors and Essentia alkaline waters were provided to quench your thirst during the LA heat. Reps from Jouve were on hand to provided skincare treatments and VIPs left with a gift bag instant tightening & restoring serum and dark spot corrector & brightening cream. Vanderpump Rules reality stars Scheana Shay and Stassi Schroeder were on scene taking selfies with Essentia alkaline waters Instagram frame prob and showing off their pearly whites with  the event's hashtag #DesignerSmile . Audrina Patridge showed off her baby bump while treating herself and her sister to a day of glamour as they were treated to makeup touch-ups by Priv and enjoyed the nail polish and lip gloss gift wall by L.A. colors.

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LUXE RODEO DRIVE HOTEL HOSTS MENU PREVIEW

The legendary Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel held a special media preview of Luxe Hotels' new signature dish, the Luxe Guittard Chocolate Soufflé, at the restaurant and bar on June 5, 2014. The event brought out top clients, members of the Beverly Hills Chambers Committee and Luxe Hotels' generals managers from the City Center, Rodeo Drive, and Sunset Boulevard locations.  I was immediately welcomed by Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel general Manager, Marcus Mueller, who led me to the hotel bar to enjoy cocktail hour. I had the pleasure of meeting Executive Chef, David O. Padilla, who was warm and welcoming as well as he prepared appetizers to warm up our taste buds for the debut of the new dessert. I enjoyed cocktails while engaging with Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Commissioner, Dr. Sharona Nazarian and the beautiful general manager of Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, Amy Commans.

 


We enjoyed appetizers such as the margherita and mushroom flatbread before sitting down for the unveiling of the new signature dish. I had the pleasure of dining in between the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel Directory of Sales, Jody Katz, who was ravishing in red, and Special Events Manager, Michelle Sharp. As we shared the "Canned" themed new dish, Michelle shared with me "the Rodeo Drive Penthouse and Terrace is the only special event space open to the general public to host a special event. The space can accommodate up to 200 people max and can be used for more intimate celebrations." I got to see the rooftop venue for myself which was beautiful with views of Rodeo Drive and City Hall that are great for any occasion whether it be a baby shower, bar/mat mitzvah, business function or special event like Father’s day. They are open for breakfast, lunch, social hour and dinner so if you are just visiting or a local resident like me, I highly recommend paying the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel a visit for a cocktail, meal or dessert like their new signature dish, the Luxe Guittard Chocolate Soufflé or renting their space for your next private event.

Kate Mara, Kaley Cuoco, Nicole Richie & more attend QVC Red Carpet Style bash

In celebration of red carpet style and the upcoming Academy Awards, the stars came out in full force at QVC's 5th Annual Red Carpet Style party at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons and Examiner.com was on the scene yesterday on Feb. 28. Not even pouring rain could stop people from coming out and getting their party on. Tents were set up to keep the guests dry as celebrities like "2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings, "Real Housewives of Orange County" Gretchen Rossi and Miami housewife Joanna Krupa, and fashion experts Jeannie Mai and George Kotsiopoulos walked the red carpet leading into the outdoor party.

Celebrities that attended this event included: Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kate Mara, Nicole Richie, Sarah Paulson of "12 Years a Slave," Kaley Cuoco, Kristen Chenoweth, Jaime King, Kat Dennings, Whitney Port, Jennifer Morrison, Krysten Ritter, Nick Cannon, Beth Behrs, Jenna Fisher, Stacy Keibler, Joan Rivers, Gabourey Sidibe, Brooke Burke, Carmen Electra, Lisa Rinna, Mandy Moore, Peta Murgatroyd, Anna Trebunskaya, Cheryl Burke, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery, Bruce Dern, Mario and Courtney Lopez, Elisabeth Rohm, George Kotsiopoulos, Nikki Reed, Sarah Drew, Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Francesca Eastwood, Charlotte Ross, Heather McDonald, Cloris Leachman, Joyce Giraud, Gretchen Rossi and Slate Smiley, and Nikki DeLoach. Returning designers such as Isaac Mizrahi, Dennis Basso, Lori Goldstein and Jen Rade joined first time QVC designers such as Seth Aaron Henderson and Joe Zee to create a night to remember! This unique shopping Red Carpet event aired Friday, Feb. 28 at 9pm ET and featured some of Hollywood's hottest designers, stylists and celebrities directly from the heard of Los Angeles.

Actress in the Oscar nominated film, "12 Years a Slave," Sarah Paulson was overheard saying how excited she was to be a part of a nominated film; but would not reveal anything about her Oscar Day dress except that it is "form fitting". Kate Mara arrived at the same time as Jenna Dewan-Tatum and the two were inseparable the whole night. Jaime King was spotted hanging with Kaley Cuoco and the two were seen having a great time at the event despite the rainy weather.

Kat Dennings was overheard saying, "This is on all day at my house, I love QVC!" The newly engaged Whitney Port chatted with Nick Cannon and Jenna Dewan-Tatum on the Red Carpet before heading into the star studded event. Stacy Keibler came to support friend and Elle Creative Director, Joe Zee who was launching his very first QVC Line: Styled by Joe Zee.

Jenna Fischer came to support friend, stylist, and QVC Designer Jen Rade, who was launching new pieces from her collection last night. Fischer joked, "My mom and I buy each other gifts from 'The Q' all the time, that's what we call it because you can always expect Quality from QVC!"

Attendees mixed and mingled as servers made their way through the crowd with wine and hors d'oeuvre such as salmon and steak tartare and passion fruit tarts. Guests enjoyed taking photos and posting them with the #QVCredcarpet as the images automatically uploaded to the TV screens set up in the venue. Gift bags were handed out upon exiting the hotel which included a portable charger and QVC candle.

Bella Thorne, Noah Cyrus and more attend boohoo’s Collection Preview Tea Party

Just off the brand launch on the East Coast, the high street online fashion retailer and starlets Bella ThorneNoah Cyrus, Jaylen Baron, Ryan Newman, Jade Ramsey and Fiona Gubbelmann celebrated the boohoo’s Collection Preview Tea Partyevent in LA, yesterday. The "neon wonderland event" was held at Beverly Hills Housewife, Lisa Vanderpump's, West Hollywood lounge, Sur.

The event called all fashionistas to a modern day tea party filled with decadent desserts and colorful cocktails. The UK fashion line showcased its new collection throughout the lounge with clothing on rolling racks and accessories mixed in as center pieces on the dessert table next to the tea cups and saucers.

The event brought out a younger crowd but these ladies were dressed to impressed. Disney darling, Bella Thorne from "Shake It Up" arrived with a few of her closest girlfriends to preview the summer 2013 collection. She wore a blue Boohoo dress with midriff cutout as she posed with another familiar face, Noah Cyrus, Disney's "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus' kid sister.

Attendees were informed they could post pictures on their instagram account and if they captioned "#boohooteaparty", their photos would instantly print on the Printsmatic booth on site so they could take home their Instagram photos to enjoy. This inspired the fashionistas to get creative and pose with props such as a telephone headset or cupcakes frosted to represent the flag of England. Overall, the event was a modern day tea party where girls got dolled up in colorful and printed dresses, put on their pearls and heels, and came to enjoy sweets.

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Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Pharrell & more rock KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014

LA's Staples Center was home to KIIS FM's 2014 Jingle Ball powered by Line on Friday, Dec. 5. The annual holiday concert was the biggest one to date with a start studded lineup. Taylor Swift kicked off the show in a black sparkling crop top and matching swing skirt. "I have laryngitis and will need your help singing tonight ... let me hear you scream," she told the crowd as she began her set with "Blank Space." She pushed through her sickness to a roaring crowd who had no trouble single along to hits like "I Knew You Were Trouble “and "Love Story." "I would like you to know that this had been my favorite year of my entire life and I turn 25 next year and it was a nice early birthday present," Swift explained, showing gratitude for her Grammy nods as she closed her set with "Shake It Off."

LA Native, Becky G, took to the stage next in a red crop top and plaid shirt tied at her waist performing her hit "Shower" followed by Kiesza in a shiny red bralette. The "Hideaway" singer broke out some dance moves taking us back to the early 90's as she closed with her new single, "Over Myself." After that, Pharrell appeared with dancers in red Adidas jumpsuits. He started with "Drop It Like It's Hot" before introducing surprise guest, Gwen Stefani who wore a black sparkle jumpsuit, to perform their current single together "Spark the Fire." The 3-time grammy nominee continued with "Get Lucky" and invited his young fans to the stage for his finale "Happy."

Nick Jonas looked sleek in all black opening his set with "Chains." He then invited his longtime friend Demi Lavato, to the stage, who was also wearing black leather. She joined him for "Avalanche" and closed with a new rendition of his current single from his solo album, "Jealous." Charli XCX performed her hit "Boom Clap" and new single "Break The Rules," followed by Rixton who worked through technical difficulties closing their set with their single "Me and My Broken Heart." YouTube sensation Shawn Mendes took the stage followed by Rita Ora and a surprise performance by Ed Sheeran. He explained he was just added to the line-up earlier in the day, but was pleased to be there to share his new song "Thinking Out Loud."

"All About That Bass" singer Meghan Trainor also performed her new single "Lips Are Moving" before making way for Australian hip-hop sensation, Iggy Azalea. The tall blonde showed off her curves in a white fishnet crop top over a grey sports bra and hip hugging black pants. Rita Ora was invited back to the stage for their hit "Black Widow" followed by "Beg For It," "Work" and her smash single "Fancy." Ariana Grande was channeling her inner sexy Santa's helper in a red sequin bra top and matching high waisted shorts with white pumps. She started with a Christmas song and was joined by boyfriend, Big Sean, for their hit "Right There." There was no lack of PDA as the duo showed affection for one another and closed their song with a kiss.

Big Sean then went backstage to watch her perform her current singles "Break Free" and "Love Me Harder" with The Weeknd. Grande and Jessie J joined forces for their summer hit "Bang Bang" and Ariana showcased her rapping skills singing along to the Nicki Minaj verse of the sing. Sam Smith was pleased to announce his six Grammy nods as he performed "Latch" and "Stay With Me." Australian boy band, 5 Seconds of Summer closed out the show to a screaming frenzy of young girls who waited four hours for the boys to take the stage. The festive concert was an amazing way to kick off the holidays.

Joico Hair Shake Launch Party

Joico launched their new product, Hair Shake, with support from Dancing With The Stars, Peta Murgatroyd and Celebrity Hairstylist, Paul Norton at WeHo's The District.  Peta performed the Hair Shake dance as guests were invited to joinJoico's social media contest for a chance to win a roundtrip 2-night VIP Las Vegas get-away for themselves and two friends. Norton, who's worked on the locks of Ashley Greene, Diana Agron, Robin Wright, and Stacy Keibler just to name a few, loves this new product. 'It’s an amazing texturizer,' he says and recently used it on his client and break-out star of Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez, ' Hair Shake is the most exciting product to come around in some time. …It’s the new standard in texture and volume for haircare in 2015 and beyond.'  Hair Shake is a liquid-to-powder hybrid spray that adds texture, volume and drama to all hair types, textures and lengths just 'shake up Hair Shake and spray it on in layers where ever you want to see texture, thickness, control and volume… at the root for lift, through the lengths for texture, onto short styles for grip and control'.  If you want plush, touchable, dramatic volume in an invisible, residue-free formula, this is the product for you! Joico’s new Hair Shake Liquid-to-Powder Finishing Texturizer is available starting May 2015 in salons, nationwide.

 

 

Joico Hair Shake Launch Party

Joico launched their new product, Hair Shake, with support from Dancing With The Stars, Peta Murgatroyd and Celebrity Hairstylist, Paul Norton at WeHo's The District.  Peta performed the Hair Shake dance as guests were invited to join Joico's social media contest for a chance to win a roundtrip 2-night VIP Las Vegas get-away for themselves and two friends. Norton, who's worked on the locks of Ashley Greene, Diana Agron, Robin Wright, and Stacy Keibler just to name a few, loves this new product. 'It’s an amazing texturizer,' he says and recently used it on his client and break-out star of Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez, ' Hair Shake is the most exciting product to come around in some time. …It’s the new standard in texture and volume for haircare in 2015 and beyond.'  Hair Shake is a liquid-to-powder hybrid spray that adds texture, volume and drama to all hair types, textures and lengths just 'shake up Hair Shake and spray it on in layers where ever you want to see texture, thickness, control and volume… at the root for lift, through the lengths for texture, onto short styles for grip and control'.  If you want plush, touchable, dramatic volume in an invisible, residue-free formula, this is the product for you! Joico’s new Hair Shake Liquid-to-Powder Finishing Texturizer is available starting May 2015 in salons, nationwide.