DORIS BERGMAN'S VALENTINE/OSCAR® PARTY
Once again Los Angeles socialite Doris Bergman had Santa Monica Blvd. jumping as she recently hosted her Fifth Annual Valentine Romance Oscar® Style Lounge & Party at Café La Boheme in West Hollywood.
Bergman is known for kicking off the Oscar® season with a first-class, invitation-only event that features Café La Boheme’s 5-star cuisine, decadent drinks, a host of entertainment insiders and vendors with high-end gifts. Her latest event didn’t disappoint!
QMADIX, the title sponsor, hosted more than 100 Hollywood revelers who were more than ready to get a jump-start on the Valentine’s Day celebration. Attendees were able to grab a ‘sneak peek’ at what’s going to be hot on the Oscar® Red Carpet.
DENNIS CHRISTOPHER AND ORIANA JOHN
of WHITENING LIGHTNING
On hand for the soiree was former The Tonight Show with Jay Leno bandleader Kevin Eubanks.
“I love coming to this event because Doris (Bergman) always throws a good party,” said Eubanks. “Hanging with Doris is always fun. What’s not to like?”
Other celebs on hand included: Oscar® winner Martin Landau, Dennis Christopher (Django Unchained), John Gatins (Oscar® nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Flight), Dyan Canon, David Steen (Django Unchained) Anne-Marie Johnson, Estella Warren, Obba Babbatunde, Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez and his sister Raini Rodriguez who stars in Austin & Ally on the Disney Channel, Diedre Hall, Elizabeth DeRazzo from HBO’s Eastbound & Down, Hal Sparks, The Artist’s Ken Davitian, Lisa Ann Warren, Rosa Blasi, Ann Lopez, Angeline Rose Troy, Nicholas Guest and more.
MODERN FAMILY'S RICO RODRIGUEZ (r) AND HIS SISTER RAINI RODRIGUEZ (l)
POSE WITH KENNY NOVAK, QMADIX DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
Gifts and services included: Couture gowns by Monatelier; Art Lewin & Co. Custom Clothiers; I-Phone 5 cases, iharmonix Stereo Mobile Earphones w/Microphone; Q-i-sound Stereo Bluetooth Speakers by Qmadix; Lusciouss jewelry; Twisted Silver®; Aditi Jewelry; evening bags and accessories by Charlie Lapson; sexy lingerie by Dulcenea; bath and shower treats by Spongeables® LLC; My Spa Life; Pauline’s Peanut Brittle; Honest Tea; Caribbean vacations provided by Caribbean Living Magazine; hair design tools by Whirl-a-Style, home décor accents by Bon Bon Home; Kelly Nishimoto®; Whitening Lightning; Nature’s Flavors; Undiepads; exquisite handbags by Lauren & Luca; candy-wrapper handbags by Ollin Arm Candy; luggage by Traveler’s Choice & Pacific Gear; Tequila Azul Imperial; KIND Snacks; Terox footwear; Kara Cham Jewelry; Carol Lynn Sweets Jewelry, Bully Bling Energy Drink and glass-blown hearts by Handmade Hearts.
“I started Handmade Hearts because glass has longevity and I wanted to bring some love into the world,” said Hillel Rzepka, founder of the company. “Five thousand years after I’m gone, the hearts will still be the same.”
Bill Sabo, the president and CEO of Nature’s Flavors, started the company when he was 17. He is now 52 and is still excited about his products, which have swelled to 8,000 on the website.
“We manufacture with ingredients from all over the world,” said Sabo. “We are natural and organic. We’ve been manufacturing since 1983. We make essential oils, vanilla extract and more.”
Kenny Novak, director of national accounts for the event’s title sponsor, Qmadix, was excited to talk about his innovative product.
“Ninety-nine percent of the portable speakers out on the market right now are only one speaker,” said Novak. “We have two speakers. We have true left and right speakers. You can actually separate the speakers up to 15 ft. apart. You can move it around. True stereo sound separation is what you get.”
ROSEMARIE HOUSTON of BON BON HOME
“People come to our store because they can find unique items,” said Rosemarie Houston of Bon Bon Home, a nine-year- old company based in San Diego. “They come to find fantastic pieces. When I design, I try to find unique items.”
“We have new bracelets and earrings,” said Cassidy Clark of the unique jewelry company Twisted Silver. “We have an eclectic mix of metal pieces with a new attitude. We’re introducing copper for spring. We’re also introducing a lot of daintier earrings. We’re known for a clunkier chain and earrings, but we’re also doing daintier this season.”
JENNIFER GERARD of WHITENING LIGHTNING
“Whitening Lightning is American made product you can use at home,” said Jennifer Gerard, president and CEO. ‘It’s designed for people with sensitive teeth. We have all natural, no chemicals. That’s what sets us apart. All of our products are high grade. We’re into problem solving. It’s designed for the person on the go. You can whiten your teeth while doing your laundry or checking your email. It takes 20 minutes. You can use it once and put the rest in the fridge for up to six or eight months.”
A favorite highlight of the annual event is when guests donate new and unwrapped gifts for children ages 13-17 for a pre-holiday gift drive benefiting ‘Wednesday’s Child’, a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. Wednesday’s Child highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families.
Reportedly, there are more than 35,000 children receiving child welfare services in Los Angeles County.
“Wednesday’s Child is wonderful,” said Eubanks. “We need something like this to keep people sane. In Hollywood it can easily make everything about ‘things’ instead of people. Hollywood can get like a candy store. This kind of thing brings us back.”
OLLIN ARM CANDY
MY SPA LIFE
LAUREN & LUCA