2017 EMMYS RECAP: Secret Room Red Carpet Luxury Lounge

Celebrities were treated to pre-Emmys pampering at the ultra exclusive Secret Room Red Carpet Luxury Lounge on September 12, 2017. The event was held at the ritzy InterContinental Century City to honor the 69th Emmy Awards. The A-List guests were gifted trips to the Caribbean, Clarins Double Serum, Toni & Guy makeovers, Lime Crime cosmetics, Organic Initiative personal care products, Old Soles Australian children’s footwear, Freeze Frame skin care, Whoosh electronic cleansers, LA Rams NFL apparel, Soundfloat tech-enabled air float, teeth whitening by Kelly Hong DDS and a packed gift bag from LL Bean. These gifts proved to be great rewards for the talent who earned Emmy nominations.

Celebrate The End Of Summer With A Rémy Martin Cocktail

As summer winds down, celebrate the remaining hot days with a refreshing Rémy Martin cocktail. Whether you’re relaxing outside or throwing a lively soiree, Rémy Martin always brings class and sophistication. Rémy Martin’s newest light and refreshing creation, The Centaur, blends the fruity notes of the VSOP infused with your favorite Ginger Ale.

The Centaur:

  • 1 ½ oz. Rémy Martin® V.S.O.P.
  • Ginger Ale
  • *Add a few drops of Angostura bitters for a kick!

Pour Rémy Martin® V.S.O.P. into a wine glass over ice and top with Ginger Ale.

Get more recipes at http://www.remymartin.com.

The 2017 Ed Asner And Friends Poker Tournament Benefitting Autism Society of America

The Ed Asner and Friends Celebrity Poker Tournament raised $140,000 for The Autism Society of America on September 12, 2017 at Haworth Los Angeles Showroom in DTLA. Ed Asner, Emmy-winning actor and autism advocate, (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant and Up), hosted the fundraiser. Rosie O’Donnell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Patricia Heaton and Drake Bell were among the many celebrities came to show support for the cause. Ed Asner has a son and grandson on the autism spectrum.

The funds raised at the poker tournament supports The Autism Society’s mission to enhance the quality of life for those all affected by autism. Autism is a developmental brain disorder caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors causing communication difficulties, social challenges and repetitive behavior. 1 out of every 68 individuals has autism in the U.S.

The Autism Society was founded in 1965 is America’s leading grassroots autism organization. Its mission includes increasing public awareness about the daily issues faced by people on the autism spectrum, advocation for proper services for individuals and providing vital information concerning treatment and research. Learn more at http://www.autism-society.org.

Check out http://www.pokerwithed.com for infomation on tournament winners, sponsors, auction items, celebrities and more.

Dagne Dover: The Big City Chic Luxury Handbag Label

Countless urbanites are towing practicality-driven Dagne Dover bags from NYC to LA. Dagne Dover is also sweeping bloggers off their feet, Instagram photos of the bag collection flood the social media platform. The brand was created in 2012 by an army of 3 women: Melissa Mash, Deepa Gandhi and Jessy Dover. The team has vast experience in the retail industry including previous senior tenures at Coach.

Functionality in mind, the team set out to create the ultimate bag for working women. They developed organizational compartments for water bottles, pockets for electronics, detachable key straps and sleeves for sunglasses that their counterparts lacked. The Dogne Dover team raised over $1 million in seed money in 2014 and has grown the company substantially. Dagne Dover was also featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 a few years ago.

The premium Dagne Dover handbag collection consists of: 365 Collection (co-ed neoprene carryalls and backpacks), Leather Collection (luxury totes, buckets and clutches) and the Signature Collection (classically designed totes and wallets). Scope out what editors and influencers are raving about at http://www.dagnedover.com.

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LOS ANGELES FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL RECAP: Lexus Grand Tasting Sunday

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival concluded the 4 day event with its Lexus Grand Tasting Sunday at Barker Hangar on August 27, 2017. 25 major chefs were featured along with 200 top wines.

Top chefs showcased were:

  • Kaleo Adams – The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel
  • Barb Batiste – B Sweet, Los Angeles
  • Matthew Beaudin – Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
  • André Bienvenu – Joe’s Stone Crab, Miami Beach
  • Royce Burke – Secret Lasagna, Los Angeles
  • Alvin Cailan – Eggslut/Amboy/UNIT 120, Los Angeles
  • Perry Cheung – Phorage, Los Angeles
  • David Codney – The Peninsula Beverly Hills
  • John Cox – The Bear and Star, Los Olivos
  • Andres Dangond – THE CUT, Irvine
  • Yousef Ghalaini – FIG at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica
  • Michael Ginor – Hudson Valley Foie Gras, New York
  • Andrew Gruel – Slapfish, Huntington Beach
  • Vincent Lesage – Angel Oak at Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara
  • Jeffrey Lunak – Sumo Dog, Los Angeles
  • Tyler Malek – Salt & Straw, Los Angeles
  • Nancy Silverton – Gelato & Sorbetto Nancy’s Fancy , Los Angeles
  • Michael Passmore – Passmore Ranch
  • Brian Redzikowski – Kettner Exchange, San Diego
  • Alex Reznik – Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktails by Alex Reznik, Los Angeles
  • Nick Shipp – Upper West, Santa Monica
  • Jon Shook – Animal Restaurant, Los Angeles
  • John Tesar – Knife At The Highland, Dallas
  • Dakota Weiss – Sweetfin Poké, West Hollywood

Sponsors for the 2017 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival include: FOOD & WINE, Lexus, Chase Private Client, The Venetian, Verizon, Bulleit, Don Julio, ChefWorks, Hendrick’s Gin, Vessel and more.

Discover more LAFW buzz on social media:
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To learn more about the wines, restaurants, chefs and sponsors visit the LAFW Fest website at http://www.lafw.com.

LOS ANGELES FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL RECAP: Live On Grand Hosted By Tyler Florence Featuring Wyclef Jean

Live On Grand was teeming with people as they get a glimpse of celebrity chef host Tyler Florence and an exclusive performance by Wyclef Jean. The centerpiece event of the Los Angeles Food And Wine Fest was held in the heart of Downtown LA at Grand and 1st on August 26, 2017. The evening starred 30 chefs and 100 various wines.

Featured chefs include:

  • Barb Batiste – B Sweet, Los Angeles
  • Matthew Beaudin – Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
  • André Bienvenu – Joe’s Stone Crab, Miami Beach
  • Fernando Darin – Ray’s & Stark Bar, Los Angeles
  • Tyler Florence – Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco
  • Chris Ford – The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills
  • Michael Ginor – Hudson Valley Foie Gras, New York
  • Damon Gordon – Water Grill, Santa Monica
  • Rory Herrmann – Barrel & Ashes l Sprout LA, Los Angeles
  • Ted Hopson – The Bellwether, Studio City
  • Greg Hozinsky – The Strand House, Manhattan Beach
  • Jessica Largey – Simone, Los Angeles
  • Megan Logan – Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, Los Angeles
  • Kevin Nashan – Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis
  • Jason Neroni – Rose Cafe-Restaurant, Venice
  • Brian Redzikowski – Kettner Exchange, San Diego
  • Nguyen Tran – Starry Kitchen / Button Mash, Los Angeles
  • Thi Tran – Starry Kitchen/Button Mash, Los Angeles
  • Ricardo Zarate – Rosaliné, Los Angeles

Sponsors for the 2017 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival include: FOOD & WINE, Lexus, Chase Private Client, The Venetian, Verizon, Bulleit, Don Julio, ChefWorks, Hendrick’s Gin, Vessel and more.

Discover more LAFW buzz on social media:
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To learn more about the wines, restaurants, chefs and sponsors visit the LAFW Fest website at http://www.lafw.com.

LOS ANGELES FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL RECAP: Lexus Grand Tasting Saturday

25 celebrity chefs delighted epicureans at Barker Hangar on August 26, 2017 with their culinary samples from their restaurants. Los Angeles Food & Wine’s The Lexus Grand Tasting also showcased 200 wines from the world’s most distinguished wineries at this day event. Chefs presenting include:

  • Peter Armellino – The Plumed Horse, Saratoga
  • Vanda Asapahu – Ayara Luk, Los Angeles
  • Sean Chaney – Hot’s Kitchen, Hermosa Beach
  • David Codney – The Peninsula Beverly Hills
  • John Cox – The Bear and Star, Los Olivos
  • Cody Dickey – Carbon Beach Club, Malibu
  • Tyler Florence – Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco
  • Evan Funke – FELIX, Venice
  • Sarah Grueneberg – Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio
  • Holly Jivin – The Bazaar by José Andrés, Los Angeles
  • Kyle Kingrey – Beauty & Essex, Los Angeles
  • Jessie Lugo – Alexander’s Steakhouse, Pasadena
  • David MacLennan – James Republic, Long Beach
  • Brian Malarkey – Ivory on Sunset / Herringbone, Santa Monica
  • Dean Max – James Republic, Long Beach
  • Joel Miller – The Wallace, Los Angeles
  • Mark Mollica – La Vecchia Cucina, Santa Monica
  • Sammy Monsour – Preux & Proper, Los Angeles
  • Nancy Silverton – Gelato & Sorbetto Nancy’s Fancy, Los Angeles
  • Michael Passmore – Passmore
  • Ranch Jon Shook – Animal Restaurant, Los Angeles
  • Erick Simmons – Out West Sausage, Long Beach
  • Elliot Spaisman – Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Los Angeles
  • Tonet Tibay – Marti Chocolatt, Los Angeles
  • Andrew Vaughan – mar’sel / Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verde
  • Stephen Wambach – 4 Saints, Palm Springs

Sponsors for the 2017 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival include: FOOD & WINE, Lexus, Chase Private Client, The Venetian, Verizon, Bulleit, Don Julio, ChefWorks, Hendrick’s Gin, Vessel and more.

Discover more LAFW buzz on social media:
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Twitter (@lafoodwine)
Instagram (@lafoodwine)
Pinterest (@lafoodwine)
#lafoodwine

To learn more about the wines, restaurants, chefs and sponsors visit the LAFW Fest website at http://www.lafw.com.