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  • WOW! Creations Lifestyle Lounge and Aster Hotel Celebrate Emmys 2024 by Rachel Ganz

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 25, 2024

    On Friday January 12, 2024 Wow Creations- media event- producers Matt and Mark Harris partnered with the elegant Aster Hotel, 1717 Vine Street, Los Angeles, 90028, to present their annual Emmy Gifting Suite on the rooftop of the Aster Hotel. The rooftop offered outstanding views of the Capitol Records building, and the famous Hollywood sign. This enchanting, trendy boutique hotel is located in the heart of Hollywood, offers many fitness and wellness amenities including : cardio equipment,...

  • Glamorous 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Statue Unveiled at The Hollywood Museum's Daytime TV History Exhibit

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 4, 2024

    The National Academy of Television Sciences unveiled their 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Commemorative Statue at The Hollywood Museum's Daytime TV History Exhibit & 2023 Annual Daytime Emmy/ Children & Family Emmy Nominee Reception on Wednesday December 13, 2023 from 6-10 PM at the Hollywood Museum, 1660 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA. The Hollywood Museum and Donelle Dadigan (Founder /President) proudly reported that their Daytime TV History Exhibit opening to coincide with the 50TH...

  • Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Gala 2023 Honors Inspirational People who have helped grant "Wishes", during this past year

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 27, 2023

    On Saturday evening, October 28, 2023 Make –A-Wish Greater Los Angeles hosted its' annual gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067. The Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, is a community that is dedicated to transforming the lives of sick children facing critical illness. Actor Anthony Anderson was the celebrity host. The Honorees and Sponsors included: Dr. Lauren Crosby, Philanthropic Leader Award, & Dr. Ray Duncan, Nancy Molenda, Mattel, Power of a...

  • The Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular Gala 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2023

    On Saturday evening September 30, 2023 the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention held its 18th year invitation –only gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Lala Kent, wildly popular media personality, hosted the event with a fabulous musical performance by American Idol Singer Pia Toscano. The Spirit of Sobriety Award was presented to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Flavor Flav, American Rapper and founder of the rap group Public Enemy. There...

  • Temple of the Arts Beverly Hills held an Extraordinary Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) full of speakers and spiritualty!

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 20, 2023

    From Sunset September 24, 2023 until Sundown Monday September 25, 2023 Temple of The Arts at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, held its Yom Kippur Services officiated by Rabbi David Baron Rabbi David Baron, is the founder of the Temple of the Arts, is the largest arts and entertainment synagogue in the United States, which owns the Saban Theatre. This year the Temple of the Arts generously gave complementary seating to both its High Holiday Services on Rosh Hashanah (Septembe...

  • Salvation Army "Finding a Way Home Gala 2023 "A Night to Benefit Homelessness Relief"

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 7, 2023

    Sarah Michelle Gellar was honored with The 2023 Judge Harry Pregerson Award, for her tremendous commitment for doing the most good in our community and around the world. She has an active involvement with numerous charities ranges from education on food security, to building houses. Sarah Michelle Gellar's helping others with a hands-on approach is truly inspirational This spectacular gala was hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, the primetime host of Turner Classic Movies. Prior to TCM, Ben worked as a...

  • The Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala 2023: Super Stars Galore on the Red Carpet

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 4, 2023

    On Friday evening August 18, 2023 the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala 2023 showcased an amazing superstar filled Red Carpet and celebrity dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA. The Red Carpet was brimming with acclaimed celebrities, and prominent men and woman in the sports and entertainment industry, including Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Prince Jackson, Allyson Felix, Bill Walton, Byron Scott, Lamar Odom, Holly Robinson Peete, Jim McMahon, Dexter...

  • Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day 2023! Big Floral Hats, Spiffy Suits, and High- Speed Horses Return to a Smaller Crowd

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 3, 2023

    On Friday July 21, 2023, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Opening Day, 84th season attracted a festive crowd of elegantly dressed woman with big hats, colorful fascinators, men with dapper suites and racing fans from all over Southern California to watch world class racing at the Del Mar Racetrack. The racing season runs from Friday, July 21, 2023- Sunday, September 10, 2023, featuring 39 stakes races worth a total of $8.275 million. The season is brimming with trackside events and weekly affairs,...

  • "The Land Before Time: The Extinction of Cancer", was the 2023 Party Theme. Over 4,000 guests attend Hollywood Party

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 19, 2023

    On Saturday evening July 8, 2023 the Concern Foundation presented its 48th Annual Block Party on the back lot of Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood. "The Land Before Time: The Extinction of Cancer", was this year's theme, with over 4,000 guests attended. The Concern Foundation 2023 honored the Kallick Family with the Lifetime Giving Award, and acknowledged Cedars Sinai Cancer for their innovative and trailblazing work focused on conquering cancer. The Concern Foundation was...

  • Teqball USA'S Pre-Espy Luxury Lounge by GBK Brand Bar and LA Magazine

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 19, 2023

    On Tuesday, July 11, 2023 ESPY Nominees & Presenters, Preeminent Athletes, and other A List talent received over $40,000 in gifts at the 'Teqball USA Pre- ESPY Luxury Lounge Presented by GBK Brand Bar and LA Magazine' at Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 627 La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069. The ESPY Awards honors the top athletes and sport performances of the year. GBK Brand Bar, directed by CEO Gavin Keilly, known as the "Gift Bag King" is the forerunner in luxury celebrity gift lounges....

  • The Newport Beach International Boat Show 2023! An immersive experience in the celebration of boats and yachts

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|May 24, 2023

    The Newport Beach International Boat Show was held Thursday April 27, 2023 thru Sunday, April 30, 2023 at the beautiful Lido Marina Village, 3432 Via Oporto,Newport Beach, CA 92663. The Boat Show Hours (10AM-7 PM) and Sunday (10AM-5 PM) This extravagant event showcased the best in boating, yachting, and marine technology, offering guests a one –of-a-kind exposure to an impressive selection of boats and yachts, ranging from high performance powerboats and sailboats to luxury super yachts. The...

  • The 23rd Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival 2023 featuring Opening Night Gala Premiere of "Mercy"

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|May 19, 2023

    On Wednesday, April 19, 2023 The 23RD Annual International Film Festival (BHFF) featured 15 film premieres including the Red Capet Gala event at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. Its 2023 line-up of 140 competition films includes five days of red carpet premieres, networking events, panel discussions, after-parties and ending with the annual Awards Gala held at the Hollywood Rosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, on April 23, 2023. The world Premiere of "Mercy", directed...

  • Seal Performs "Stand By Me" at Alzheimers Association "Purple Spring Gala, The Magic of Music!"

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|May 8, 2023

    On Saturday evening APRIL 15, 2023 the Alzheimer's Association 'Purple Spring Gala' The Magic of Music was held at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, with "The Office" star, Kate Flannery as host. The evening was filled with live musical performances, cocktail reception, beautiful original artwork auction, dinner, and honorees presentation There were exciting live musical performances from Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra, Sal 'The Voice' Valentinetti...

  • Oscar Weekend Round-Up! "The 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards", "The DriveH2 Pre Oscar Green Gala" at Peterson Automotive Museum

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    Viola Davis, Charlize Theron, Lionel Richie and more jubilate The Architects of Beauty at the 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards On Thursday evening March 9, 2023 The 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBA'S) were held at the Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine St, Los Angeles. The Hollywood Beauty Awards was founded by CEO Michele Elyzabeth in 2014 with the intension of recognizing talent in hair, beauty , make-up, styling and photography for film, TV, Music, the Red Carpet, and editorial , as well as...

  • Three Great Award Shows 2023! The Hollywood Critics Association HCA Awards, The 50th Annual Annie Awards, and The American Cinema Editors ACE Eddie Awards 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 23, 2023

    This past month was a whirl-wind of exciting pre-Oscar 2023 Award shows in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Critics Association HCA Film Awards 2023 was held on Friday February 24, 2023 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. The comedian Tig Notaro hosted the ceremony. The Hollywood Critics Association was established in 2016 with the objective to highlight and elevate diverse and underrepresented voices within the world of entertainment criticism and journalism. A24’S...

  • Oscar Luxury Gifting Suites 2023! Wow Creations Lifestyle Gifting Suite and GBK Brand Bar 15th Annual Luxury Lounge

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 13, 2023

    On Monday March 6, 2023 Wow Creations Annual Oscar Awards Gifting Suite was held at the spectacular rooftop suite at Mr C Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Drive, Beverly Hills. The panoramic view from the Penthouse is absolutely stunning and breathtaking view of the city. Attendees included beautiful starlets, screen-legends, comedians, Hollywood media, sports stars and many other celebrities. Wow! Creations is an annual glitzy Pre-Oscar Celebrity Gifting Lounge produced by twin brothers Mark and Mathew...

  • Actress Ashley Tisdale Hosts Successful Opening Night Premiere Party for l LA Art Show 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 10, 2023

    On Wednesday evening February 22, 2023 Ashley Tisdale hosted the Opening Night Premiere Party, raising funds for St Jude Children's Research Hospital. St Jude Children's Research Hospital, which specializes in research and treatment of children with cancer has been the show's charitable partner for the past nine years, who receives 15% of all ticket proceeds. St Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by Danny Thomas opened its doors on February 4, 1962. The LA Art Show's 28th edition is the...

  • The 10TH Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Radiate with Stars.

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 27, 2023

    2.11.23: the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706)) held its 10th annual awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. This exciting award show was hosted by actress Melissa Peterman. Talented Franke Grande (Ariana Grande's brother) introduced the red carpet pre-show ceremony. Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" received two winning awards for the best period and/or character make-up and period and or character hair styling There were five special...

  • Lavish Secret Room Events Pre- Grammy Nominee Lounge on the Peterson Museum Rooftop

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 10, 2023

    February 3, 2023 Secret Room Events hosted their annual celebrity filled Pre-Grammy Nominee Lounge on the roof top of the spectacular Peterson Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, from 11am-5 pm. All guests were gifted box of their certified organic coffee and their truly exclusive Lifeboost Everlo Coffee Drops, which help balance pH and reduce acidity regardless of the type of water a person uses to make coffee. All guests were treated to their tasty cold brew version. Lifeboost has third...

  • Eliminating Homelessness and Poverty One Life at a Time

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 14, 2022

    On Saturday evening, October 1, the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball honored its landmark 20th anniversary `under the stars at a private estate in Mandeville Canyon. The event, hosted by actor and comedian Donald Faison, honored film producer and justice advocate Scott Budnick, Chrysalis supporters and event hosts Susan Harris and Hayward J. Kaiser and National Health Foundation guest services associate Mia Rogers. The Butterfly Ball, since 2002 has raised over 18 million in support of...

  • Paula Abdul Dazzles the Crowd at the 4th Annual Daytime Beauty Awards

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 19, 2022

    Daytime Beauty Awards were founded by talented Michele Elyzabeth, who is the CEO for the daily news site LATFUSA.com in 2014. The award show recognizes science behind beauty and spotlights health and wellness professionals in the fields of medicine, health, fitness, aesthetics, skincare, color and styling, cannabis, beauty innovation, according to LATFUSA. Many celebrities attended the festivities: Gabrielle Union, who received and special honor, and Paula Abdul, who served as one of the many...

  • Linell and Robert Shapiro Turn the Tragedy of their Son's Death, Into an Annual Fundraiser For Substance Abuse Prevention

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 9, 2022

    The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular Gala 2022 took place on Saturday evening, September 10, 2022, at the Beverly Hilton. Robert and Linell Shapiro created the Brent Shapiro Foundation following their son Brent's death in 2005, to honor his life and promote prevention and awareness of chemical dependence. The foundation's mission is to save lives through awareness and effective programs that incentivize kids to abstain from drugs and alcohol. This outstanding gala...

  • eBay & GBK Brand Bar Presented the Ultimate Pre – Emmy Luxury Lounge of the Season

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    On Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10 eBay and GBK Brand Bar hosted a two-day luxury celebrity gifting lounge to celebrate the best and brightest in television in honor of the 2022 Emmys at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills The eBay & GBK Brand Bar Luxury Lounge showcased eBay's exceptional selection of authentic luxury goods, including handbags, watches, and jewelry – top categories for the marketplace. This year's lounge included Over...

  • The WOW Creations Glamorous Pre-Emmys 2022 Lifestyle Gifting Suite

    Rachel Ganz|Sep 19, 2022

    On Friday September 9, 2022 ,WOW Creations media producers the debonair Harris twins Mark and Matt Harris partnered with Mr C Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90025 to present their annual Emmy gifting lounge "WOW Creations Lifestyle Gifting Suite" to celebrate the 74th annual Emmy Awards three days before at Mr C Hotels Penthouse The Penthouse at Mr C's has the most spectacular views of the city! In spite of the California heat wave the suite was packed with celebrity guests, influen...

  • Paris Jackson (Michael Jackson's Daughter), Finally Explains What All Those Tattoos are About

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 31, 2022

    8/19/22: Harold & Carole Pump Foundation held its 22nd gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, honoring Oscar De La Hoya, Ozzie Smith, Ray Lewis, Steve Madison and Ken Goldin. The Red Carpet was filled with so many superstars and distinguished men and women in the sports and entertainment industry such as Paris and Prince Jackson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Cedric the Entertainer, Oscar De La Hoya, Steve Garvey, Scott Hanson, Jerry Rice, Steve Garby, Bill...

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