Beverly Hills – The motor court at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills was jammed packed with familiar faces. Ones that I have seen a million times, just like house guests that overstay their welcome. But this time, it was different. These are faces I want to see from week-to-week, the ones that grace my the big screen in my living room and I can’t live without. I arrived just as the annual AFI Awards had concluded and it was sheer pandemonium at the valet. Every two inches was another celeb and industry mogul. But me? I was on my way to the Golden Globes HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry to check out what the stars are being gifted and bringing home this year.
HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry
It’s not easy getting your hands on one of these highly coveted invitations to the HBO Luxury Lounge and gifting suite. It’s like the golden ticket of Hollywood. So when the invite hit my inbox I did a little dance and let out a little “Eeeek!” OK, it was more like a howling, “Hallelujah!” but we can keep that on the down low. I love seeing everything first hand because I know everything on display will become next season’s biggest trends.
This year, it was as though the suite heard my wishes. I couldn’t get over the faux leather luxe vegan handbag line, Big Buddha. The entire line is priced under $100. We received this gorgeous, Grayson, bag in our choice of Butterscotch or Merlot, which happens resembles this year’s pantone color of the year, Marsala. I love the large Grayson; however I simply couldn’t keep my eyes off of the beautiful “Jensen” bag in black.
The Jensen is debuting in April. It’s the most amazing JetSet Family travel carry-on bag. I can’t wait to get my hands on one and feature a “What’s In Your Carry-on?” segment.
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
Oh. My. Chuck. Taylor. Besides the fact that my style motto is “Chucks Go with Everything,” I was thrilled to stop by our friends at DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse to see they were gifting us a new pair of kicks. They had this fab pair of New Balance in the USC colors that in retrospect, I really should have grabbed for JetSet Hubs, and a fantastic pair of grey retro Nike Primo Court hightop, Oh…and a super rad leopard Vans, but this JetSet Mom stayed loyal and scooped up a brand new spankin’ pair of white CT low-tops from Converse. And yes, you can bet I wore them that night to Dave Grohl’s birthday bash at The Forum later that night.
On to the next stop, I met Christopher Butler’s amazing mom at Montez Renault. Besides the fact she has AMAZING skin, gorgeous teeth, the best hair I’ve ever seen and the sweetest personality, I considered her my twinsie because we were both rocking the same Tom Ford Snowdon glasses. Obviously, I found my tribe. Anyways…her son launched Montez Renault a men’s skin and hair care line for men found online and in major retailers across the nation. I instantly fell in love with the scent, and the results will leave your man looking even more handsome than he already is. …Stay tuned, because I cannot wait to share with you their sample kit of the entire line. It is the perfect size for traveling.
Last year at the lounge, I was introduced to Boiron and my family and I have been loyal consumers of the brand ever since. I am a fan of homopathic treatment; however JetSet Hubs? Ahhh…not so much. But when he tried Quietude and was snoozing Zzzzzz’s before he new it, he was sold. Boiron is now our go to meds for everything from jet lag, the sniffles and insomnia to fatigue, dry eyes and body aches.
The last stop before the grand finale was at Nautica. Having lived in Seattle for a few years, I was digging hard their new stylish RainBreakers. It’s completely waterproof, and was designed with “not having an umbrella” in mind. So basically, if you don one for the next ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, you’ll be winning. We had a choice of colors, and I decided to go with the navy, even though the stone was a great color.
Before I left for the afternoon, my escort brought me to play Plinko in the PANDORA suite. Here we were able to play for gifts from their new spring collection. Last year, I went home with this gorgeous bangle bracelet with travel charms, so I was secretly hoping for another bracelet so I could stack them. And just like that, I won a gorgeous beaded bracelet from their new PANDORA Essence and Moments collections and I love it. In fact, I wrote on Instagram how I’m slightly obsessed with it. Each bead you add to the bracelet means something different, and I chose: balance, strength and courage.
Nominated television and film stars that indulged included: Boyhood’s Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater; How to Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis, Aja Naomi King, Karla Souza, Jack Falahee, Billy Brown, Peter Norwalk (Creator), Michael Foley (Producer), Betsy Beers Shondaland (Executive Producer), Bill D’Elia Shondaland (Executive Producer); Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, Yael Grobglas, Justin Blandoni and Bridget Regan; House of Cards’ Gerald McRaney; The Affair’s Julia Goldani Telles; True Detective’s Tory Kittles and Riley Smith; Game of Throne’s Bernadette Coolfield; Selma’s Omar J. Dorsey and Carmen Ejogo; Transparent’s Melora Hardin, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker; Annie’s Quvenzhané Wallis, and The Missing’s James Nesbitt. HBO stars that indulged included: Veep’s Reid Scott, Kevin Dunn, Sam Richardson and Gary Cole; Silicon Valley’s Amanda Crew and Josh Brener; Newsroom’s Idina Porter; Hello Ladies’ Kevin Weisman; Banshee’s Matt Servitto, Anthony Ruivivar, Lili Simmons, Tom Pelphrey, Trieste Kelly Dunn and Ivana Milicevic; and Looking’s Frankie Alvarez, Lauren Weedman, Raul Castillo and Daniel Franzese. Other celebrities attending the suite included: Shamless’ Shanola Hampton; Ray Donovan’s Heather McComb; Pretty Little Liar’s Torrey DeVitto and Tammin Sursok, Awkward’s Jilllian Rose Reed and Nikki DeLoach; The Today Show’s Al Roker; Royal Pains’ Mark Feuerstein; Benched’s Jay Harrington; Sex, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll’s Elaine Hendrix; Criminal Mind’s Joe Mantegna; White Collar’s Willie Garson; Transparent’s Melora Hardin, Jay Duplass, Gregg Daniel and Amy Landecker; Taken 3’s Ashante “PT” Stokes; Murder in the First’s Anne Marie Johnson; About a Boy’s Keith Powell; Switched at Birth’s Gilles Marini; American Crime’s Jon Michael Davis; 2 Broke Girls’ Matthew Moy; Complications’ Gregory Fears; Married’s Nat Faxon; Legends’ Morris Chestnut; Black-Ish’s Yara Shahidi; Resurrection’s Matt Craven; Getting On’s Alex Borsetin and Niecy Nash; Bonnie & Clyde’s Lane Garrison; Resurrection’s Matt Craven; Undateable’s Ron Funches, David Flynn, Brent Morin and Rick Glassman; The Whispers’ Brianna Brown; Weird Loners’ Meera Rohit Kumbhani; The Fosters’ Sherri Saum; Working the Engels’ Benjamin Arthur; The Mind Project’s Xosha Roquemore; Major Crimes’ Jonathan Del Arco; Project Runway’s Nina Garcia; Mistresses’ Jes Macallan; Survivor’s Remorse’s Jessie Usher; Baby Daddy’s Tahj Mowry and Melissa Peterman; Togetherness’ Melanie Lynskey; Scorpion’s Ari Stidham; Parenthood’s Erika Christensen; Marvel Agents of SHIELD’s BJ Britt; Cristela’s Maria Canals-Barrera; Young and Hungry’s Rex Lee and Jonathan Sadowski; Graceland’s Brandon Jay McLaren; American Crime’s David Hoflin; One Big Happy’s Brooke Lyons; Longmire’s Bailey Chase; and Chelsea Lately’s Heather McDonald.
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