CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2004 |
At a recent fundraiser for AIDS research in Santa Monica, designer Tommy Hilfiger showed off some of his latest fashions while actress Sharon Stone served as a guest auctioneer. Meanwhile, the more than 1,000 guests at the Macy's and American Express Passport party dined on such exotic dishes and hors d'oeuvres as molasses-cured salmon, grilled New York steak salad, duck confit and yellow grit cakes before moving on to desserts such as chocolate tuilles.
March 15, 2000 |
The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. of Women Business Owners will induct 23 Southern California entrepreneurs into its Hall of Fame at its upcoming luncheon March 24. The women being honored have owned their businesses at least since the 1970s. Collectively they generate more than $500 million in annual sales and employ more than 10,000 workers. The honorees: Kathy Aaronson, CEO of the Sales Athlete Inc.; Gloria Allred of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg; Jane Arnault, of JurEcon Inc.
December 20, 1992 |
Social Climes has been besieged by invitations to movie premieres in the last few weeks as the big Christmas films debut. "Hoffa," "Toys," "The Bodyguard," "Chaplin," "A Few Good Men," "Used People," "Leap of Faith," "Forever Young," "Peter's Friends," "Love Field," "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and "Damage" have all had opening parties, making us feel very popular but also very exhausted.
May 9, 1990 |
The Scene: A New England-by-way-of-Santa-Monica clambake in honor of the late James Beard at Michael's restaurant on Sunday. It would have been the great American chef's 87th birthday on Saturday (he died in 1985), and similar Beard birthday celebrations occur annually at restaurants around the country. The Charity: The James Beard Foundation, which preserves Beard's Manhattan brownstone and its huge kitchen where American chefs come to cook, stage tastings and hold other food-oriented events.
March 25, 1993
Who feeds Hollywood? A small group of professionals who are constantly jockeying for position. The stakes are high. The stories are hot. 1. ALONG CAME MARY Owner: Mary Micucci Turf: Entertainment Party Line: "Catering is like producing a movie except on a smaller scale." Chef: Bill Starbuck Largest Party: 4,500 Years in Business: 17 Star Client: Michael Ovitz * 2. AMBROSIA Owner: David Corwin, Carl Bendix Turf: Entertainment Party Line: "We practice socially responsible ways of entertaining."
December 28, 2003 |
Better hang on to those party hats -- event planners are already well into 2004. A few forecasts: While this year's social scene was packed with parties for hundreds and thousands, the trend for next year is "intimacy," planners say. Never mind ballrooms and restaurants. The trendy gigs will occur in private homes and estates. The martini is still the cocktail of choice, the more colorful and cutely named the better. And authentic fare is in: Bring on the real Korean barbecue, please.