LOS ANGELES: Beverly Hills
Residents from London, New York, Dubai, Holland, they all came to be a part of the 2016 Golden Globes pre, during and post festivities. For locals of Los Angeles, it was just another week filled with high profile celebrities, glamour and over exited visitors wanting to document their experiences with images as “proof” they were a part of it all.
Quentin Tarantino & one excited guest
The most dubbed “high profile” party was the W Magazine event at Chateau Marmont. Attendees ranged from A-list to high profile guests in the entertainment sector. Regardless of “who was who” and who was “not”, everyone enjoyed networking whilst sipping Dom Perignon and having their images taken on the step and repeat. A fun, but conservative pre party. If invited then one must attend. If trying to get on the list, don’t sweat it too badly if next year you receive that “unfortunately we are unavailable to accommodate blah blah blah” because this party is meant for networking and photo ops for the fashion world. Good for industry people and I mean PR and fashionistas on the fringe of Hollywood.
The Moet Chandon party at Blind Dragon, perhaps not as high profile but definitely the most “real”. After all, their booz seemed to be sponsoring many of the events both pre and post the actual awards. Not too mention it was at one of LA’s hot spots partially owned by David Arquette (Bootsy Bellows co-owner and actor). The Feng Shui seemed to be working for Moet the entire week. Looking forward to next year’s sponsorship events as well.
The CAA party (NO PHOTOS ALLOWED – REALLY TOUGH RULES) was probably the best overall pre party at the well known Soho House which has multiple locations around the globe. Every A-list actor you can imagine attended. It was networking all the way, but the fact that 70% of attendees, meaning actors, agents, directors, producers, friends, etc. were full of alcohol – drunk, it was a fun atmosphere. Truth be told, it was one of the only times Soho House West Hollywood had a pulse.
Speaking of lack of a pulse, there is a lack of enthusiasm and creativity for certain at this tea party which they seem to do also for the Oscars and perhaps a few other awards. Not sure if Brits actually put this together as the feeling it might be just some Americans from the Midwest who have relocated to LA and trying to be British in their party planning. All the Lords and legends we have come in contact with across the UK are more wild than your average fraternity boys. But the networking is important and this pre tea gathering proved to be fruitful for many attendees before their afternoon nap.
Love birds, Amber Herd & Johnny Depp at Art of Elysium