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By Preity Upala
Observer Staff Writer 

Doris Bergman's 10th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party Rocks! Fig & Olive

Anita Pointer, Jake Busey ("The Predator"), Jon Mack ("Pandora's Box), Michael Campion and Juan Pablo Di Pace


JAKE BUSEY ("The Predator") with Olympia, USA Luggage

West Hollywood, California- February 24th, 2018-For the most awaited award seasons of the year, the Oscar Awards, Doris Bergman was once again the sponsor for the highly anticipated 2018 Pre-Awards gift suite. This year the premiere Media company set out to treat the stars to an array of exciting and cutting edge brands and products.

Doris Bergman Suites, a leader in celebrity gifting was founded by Doris Bergman, whose vision was to show her genuine appreciation to well deserved TV and Film artists who have inspired and uplifted audiences through their work by gifting them with some of America's most exciting products.

The Santa Monica Observer is honored to attend all the various gifting events for the academy awards every year. All these events are just fabulous, but I must admit, this year there was a stand out. This was the Doris Bergman Annual Valentine and Oscar Style lounge and party held at the French restaurant Fig and olive in West Hollywood on the 24rd of February.

Several Oscar winners, nominees, presenters and celebrities were invited to this highly anticipated event featuring cutting edge beauty and lifestyle products, fabulous handbags and accessories, delectable wines from Napa, gourmet French cuisine and delicious desserts.

Some of these who attended were Oscar Winner Viola Davis and Oscar Nominee Bruce Dern joined Multi Award-winning Grammy Winner Anita Pointer, Jake Busey ("The Predator"), Jon Mack ("Pandora's Box), Michael Campion and Juan Pablo Di Pace ("Fuller House"), Steven Bauer ("Ray Donovan"), Dot Marie Jones ("Glee"), Jillian Murray ("Code Black") and hubby Dean Geyer ("Glee"), Joely Fisher, Marilu Henner, Maria Conchita Alonso, Naomi Grossman ("American Horror Story"), Primetime Emmy Winner Patrika Darbo, Golden Globe Nominee Susan Anton, Hollywood Icon Tristan Rogers, Comedian Judy Tenuta, Philip Boyd & Renee Lawless ("The Haves & Have Nots"), to name a few, were among the cadre of celebrities and industry VIPS who were treated to the best of the best!

One of the Major sponsers of the suite, this year was Title sponsor, a wine education brand was showcasing some incredible wine from Napa and Sonoma wine country. Thier latest product was a delicious sparkling Rose, a favourite with guests alike. Montrose Regenerative Cosmetics & Laser Center Olympia International in Montrose gifted guests with thier signature European spa Facial. Guests were treated to amazing watches by CURTIS & Co. Timepieces. Footwear brand Hypo Footwear and accessories were present sending guests home with a pair of cutting edge, one of a kind pair of sneakers. Bulgarian Vodka brand, Precious Vodka was showcasing their award winning Vodka, encased in a signature diamond shape bottle.

Hemp Lifestyle Network, a pro- CBD brand was showcasing effective CBD infused balms and salves. Beauty Kitchen were displaying thier natural, effective skin care facial masks and creams that guests could take with them. The ever stylish Timmy Woods was there with her signature collection of handbags on honor of the award season and was gifting the guests bracelets or rings they could accesorize with thier Oscar gowns. Twisted Silver, another popular brand that has been at the lounge before has thier unique silver jewelery on display gifting guests with a beautiful pieces that could be worn as either a bracelet or a necklace.

On of the highlights of the event was the presence of renowned Life coach and Celebrity Psychic, Dr. William Constantine. Originally Hailing from Alaska, Dr. Constantine was showcasing not just his life coaching program but also his wonderful nature photography. Sue Wong, another lounge favourite was there with her brand Sue Wong Couture was showcasing thier oscar Gowns gifting guests with a smaple of her latest frangrance.

Being the city of lights, of course our cuddly pets were not forgotten. There were a range of dog treats being offered by brands such as Pampered Pets Playhouse Resort & Spa, CJS Homemade Wholesome Pet Treats, CJS Pet Staycation. This is bound to keep all the pet owners happy!

Also Present was Hillel, a world renowned Glass artist who was creating customised glass hearts for each of the guests. Also on dsplay were Handmade Hearts, an Art piece By Hillel. Hint Water provided healthy water infused with delicious falvours, Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos were showcasing their bespoke tuxedos for the men present at the suite. Spa Girl Vodka was gifting a bottle of decadent vodka either cucumber or pear. A unique gift presented to everyone was "A Body to die for"- by Author Alexis Hunter about Hollywood Legend Joi Lansing. Real Estate Guru Debbi DiMaggio was showcasing her latest book "Lights, Camera, Action" which presents the parallels between acting and being a star agent. An interesting read indeed! Other beauty gifts include innovative, natural nail lacquer brand Nail & Bone, Hair care by Rock your hair, and Body butter by Balance Organic Body Butter and sun protection from Sunless beauty.

Fig and olive restaurant also provided a delicious brunch buffet for the guests to enjoy in thier gorgeous sunlit restaurant, enjoyed by a glass of delicious wine courtesy of

Presenting Sponsor CURTIS & Co. with Oscar Winner VIOLA DAVIS

The most unique part of the suite was the awareness and fundraising being done on behalf of an amazing organization called Wednesday's child, which supports the LA County foster care system. Guests and brands generously donated money as well as unwrapped gifts to this great cause. A well deserved cause indeed; there are over 40,000 children in LA who are under the social services system. The sweetest touch was when event organizer Doris Bergman invited some children to the suite to be treated like VIP's. This was just adorable and touching to experience.

To conclude, the Doris Bergman Oscar gifting site is presented by Bergman PR spearheaded by Doris Bergman, a veteran in event marketing and Entertainment PR. This was a very successful and enjoyable event and we look forward to bringing you a review of the next event!


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