It was quite an exciting weekend in Los Angeles, where I enjoyed attending the 65th Primetime Emmy festivities. Along with Ellen Olivier, founder of Society News LA and contributor to the Los Angeles Times, we hit three Hollywood events and enjoyed meeting the Emmy nominees, while mingling with friends at many of the parties in town.
Dressed in a Herve Leger “Candice” bandage dress for the evening, our first stop was at The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Annual Performers Nominee Party held at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Spectra at the Pacific Design Center. We spoke with Dot-Marie Jones from Glee, spotted Lilly Tomlin, complimented Modern Family’s Julie Bowen on her stunning dress, and watched as many of the nominees took the stage. Many of us took photos in the Twitter photo booth to instantaneously share tweets from @PrimeTimeEmmys to our friends and family.
Out next stop was the Variety and Women in Film party held at Scarpetta at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills. The event honored the female nominees. We spotted the stunning Raquel Welch, who looked beautiful in a leopard dress and spoke to Jenna Ushkowitz of “Glee,” who talked about her sadness on the death of former Glee star, Cory Monteith and the controversy of his upcoming tribute at the Emmys.
We ended the evening at one of my favorite spots in town, Fig & Olive, which was packed to capacity and hosted by Entertainment Weekly. We walked in to the event with the adorable Kristin Chenoweth and I had to compliment her on her amazing performance that I attended a few weeks earlier at the Hollywood Bowl. Before we left, we spoke with Harry Hamlin from Madmen, along with his stunning wife, Lisa Rinna.
Guests left with swag bag, generously filled with hair and makeup products from Loreal. It was truly a Hollywood weekend and it was an honor and joy to have attended some of the best parties in town before getting ready for the exciting Emmy Awards.
As I stood on the stage next to the Emmy-like statues, all I could think about it, a girl can dream. I hope someday there will be an Emmy in my future.
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