Rodeo DriveThis is my favorite time of year and I can’t wait until the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Ceremony! In celebration of their 250th anniversary, the world-renowned French luxury lifestyle brand Baccarat, has partnered with Gearys Beverly Hills to hang 16 full size Baccarat chandeliers over the famed street. Additionally lining the median of Rodeo Drive between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards will be brilliantly lit birch trees, 42 iridescent palm trees, and hundreds of vibrant red poinsettias. Picturesque holiday banners of chandeliers will be displayed along the street. Two Rodeo and the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, will be radiant with more than 50,000 lights in celebration of the holiday season with another 100,000 red and white twinkle lights along the famed boulevard.

A shimmering glow of nearly 150,000 lights will brighten Rodeo Drive this holiday season, during the annual Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The festivities will feature the seasonal spectacular lighting of the holiday lights, a fireworks show and a confetti “snow” shower, heralding the arrival of the 2014 Holidays. The ceremony is open to the public.

When: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Where: 300 block of Rodeo Drive near the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way

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20141102951709243The mountaintop home of Larkin and Cynthia Arnold in Bel Air was the setting for a lovely lingerie bridal shower for Meaghan Roberts, Esq. who will marry Je’Caryous Johnson, a highly sought after playwright, producer and director. Larkin Arnold, Esq. is known for being a trailblazer in the music industry. He signed or discovered Natalie Cole, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye; Earth, Wind and Fire; New Kids on the Block, Sade, Dionne Warwick, and Tina Marie. He also oversaw the production of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. The Arnold home was exquisitely decorated with floral arrangements from Yasmin Floral. Purple was the dominant color to match Meaghan’s wedding day color palette. The guest towels in several bathrooms and the cocktail napkins were monogrammed with the couple’s first names in purple as well.

20141102951708511 The hostesses, Cynthia Arnold, President of the Board of Directors of the Bel-Air Association; Karen Gordy, Berry Gordy’s daughter-in-law; Anne Johnson and Cynthia Oredugba greeted guests and offered glasses of champagne, wine and appetizers. The guests then enjoyed a scrumptious meal catered by LeSassier Catering. The menu included salmon, beef sliders, several salads, egg or tuna salad tea sandwiches, dips and a delicious cake for dessert. Je’Caryous Johnson mesmerized the guests by telling them how he felt about his fiancée. Then the hostesses conducted several games including having their guests make bridal gowns using toilet paper, ribbons, paint, and glitter. Each guest then provided Meaghan with advice on what makes a good marriage (learning the sorry secret – being the first to say it; learning your spouse’s love language and knowing that marriage is not about what your spouse can do for you but what you can do for your spouse). The bride received a beautiful array of lingerie including a maid’s outfit and a book about marriage. The guests included Mrs. Jeanne Gore Roberts (mother-of-the-bride), Fallon Roberts, J.D. (Meaghan’s sister and maid of honor), Chrystal Gore (Meaghan’s aunt), Dr. Candice Edwards (Meaghan’s cousin), 3 young women who will serve as hostesses at the wedding (Christina Hursey, Yemiserach Robinson and Sadaf Bathaee, Esq.); Kathi Houston Berryman, Daniella Robinson, Kristina Badaraite, Esq., Warnessa Hightower, and Laura Lambeth.

201411029517105002014110295171120020141102951724177 I can’t wait to see what Carrie Johnson of Details Details put together for Meghan and Je’Caryous’ wedding on Saturday, November 15 in Beverly Hills.

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BurberryDate: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Venue: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

Address: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Website: www.burberry.com

The City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee will honor the iconic British luxury brand as this year’s recipient of the 22nd Rodeo Walk of Style Award, Burberry for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment. Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer, will be accepting the award on Burberry’s behalf.

Congratulations Burberry!

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The Beverly Hilton HotelCirca 55 at The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | (310) 274-7777

Leave the cooking to The Beverly Hilton, an iconic hotel in Beverly Hills and wow your family with a delectable holiday brunch or dinner feast.

Executive Chef, Troy Thompson and his culinary team will delight guests with the sophisticated flavors of fall. Brunch guests will enjoy a selection of breakfast favorites, a seafood bar and seasonal delights like Sweet Potatoes Confit with Marshmallow Brulee and Caramelized Chestnuts. For dinner, choose from a four-course prix fixe menu featuring a rich Lobster or Pumpkin Bisque,  Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese or Wedge Salad and Citrus Brined Turkey with all of the traditional sides, Pan Roasted Salmon or Dry Aged Prime Rib. And, of course, a decadent dessert – trio of Thanksgiving Pies.

Thanksgiving brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is priced at  $79 for adults and  $29 for children. Thanksgiving dinner is served from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The four-course menu is priced at $69. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please visit, http://www.beverlyhilton.com/circa-55-beverly-hills-restaurant to make a reservation and view the full Thanksgiving brunch and dinner menus.

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Kelly Reynolds Skin Studio

 

Special Offer!!

 

Holiday Hydrating Facial Treatment

Kelly Reynolds Skin Studio

$155.00

 Designed to enhance hydration and soothe skin from stress, this hydrating facial is perfect for the changing weather. Fruit enzymes will help to heal and stimulate the skin.

Click To Book Now!

 

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Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa at Saban Theatre

8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tel: (323) 655-0111

The best-selling cookbook author and star of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa is coming to Beverly Hills!

Ina Garten shares her natural approach to food; sharing tips, stories, and maybe even some recipes. The Emmy Award-winning host of the “Barefoot Contessa” television show on Food Network and a New York Times best-selling author will be joined on stage with a local moderator.  Ina Garten delivers a charming insider’s view of the hit TV show, now in its eleventh season, and the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion, engaging the audience with an interactive Q&A.

Doors 5:30pm.  Show 7:30pm.
$39.50 / $49.50 / $59.50 / $75.00 + applicable fees

More details here.

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Well hello there! Today is what we call in the wedding industry world, “Wedding Wednesday”!  Why? I don’t know. LOL!!! I’m sure there’s a reason somewhere out there. But, as a wedding planner I like to stay connected to my other wedding peeps so I’ll just go with it.

Today I’m so excited to share Melane and Cuong’s Luxe Sunset Hotel Wedding. When I saw what they were planning, I knew it was going to be something to RAVE about. So enjoy these gorgeous photos courtesy of Shane and Lauren Photography.

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Lux Sunset Wedding

Ceremony And Reception Venue: Luxe Sunset Hotel | Wedding Coordinator: Beverly Harris Weddings & Events (Lead Planner: Shirin Ghalchi | Assistants: Jenna Funk, Jaleh Peykar) | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Bride Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride’s Hair: Maria Pallares & Lety Martinez | Makeup: Valarie Star | Groom’s Attire: Dolce & Gabbana | Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein | Photographer:  Shane and Lauren Photograpy | Videographer: Prismatik Fims | Florist: Floral Couture & Design | Rentals: Luna Gardens | Officiant: John Perez | Band: Lucky Devils Band | Cake: Cake Goodness | Photo Booth: Smile Lounge

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Meaghan Roberts & Je'Caryous Johnson

Meaghan Chrystal Roberts will wed Je’Caryous Johnson in an outdoor wedding in Beverly Hills on November 15, 2014. Three hundred guests have been invited including the Who’s Who of Black Hollywood: Wendy RaQuel Robinson, Essence Atkins, Malik Yoba, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Roundtree, Louis Gossett Jr, Vivica A. Fox, Miguel Nunez, Brian McKnight, Allen Payne, Leon, Omar Gooding, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Jill Marie JonesandTV’s Judge Glenda Hatchett.

The star-studded guest list is reflective of Je’Caryous’ successful career as a playwright, producer and director. A Houston native, Je’Caryous, age 37, attended the University of Houston before becoming one of the most sought after playwrights in the industry. He is now the CEO of Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment in Beverly Hills. His plays have grossed 85 million dollars. Johnson is the recipient of the NAACP Trailblazer Award and has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise and Essence.

Meaghan, age 30, earned her B.A., Master’s and Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She is an entertainment attorney licensed to practice law in California and Texas. She is most passionate about helping teens and their parents to communicate with one another openly and honestly and has developed a seven-week program called Sticks & Stones to strengthen human connections.

Pre-wedding events: Las Vegas bachelorette party hosted by Jeanne Roberts Johnson, Meaghan’s oldest sister; a co-ed party for 40 of the couple’s friends hosted by Fallon Roberts, Meaghan’s sister, at her Santa Monica home; a bridal shower in St. Louis; and a rehearsal dinner in Beverly Hills.

Father-of-the-bride, St. Louis billionaire Michael Roberts Sr., is CEO of The Roberts Companies. Mother-of-the-bride, Jeanne Gore Roberts, is a former teacher and executive producer of several movies that enjoyed wide release. She spends her time now between her homes in St. Louis, MO; Malibu, CA and Nassau, Bahamas.

Visit the website for the couple at www.jecaryousandmeaghan.com

Or contact LoLo Smith at lorettasmith1@comcast.net or 202-518-1084 or 202-294-4724

Wedding gown and bridesmaids gowns: Vera Wang

Wedding Planner: Details Details (Carrie Johnson) in Beverly Hills

Photographer: Joe Latter

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My Oh My! This Couple, Awesome! That’s all I have to say, but I’ll say more. Mr. & Mrs. Eisenhoff were married at Calamigos Ranch Malibu.  It was a perfect match to their personalities. Nestled in the heart of Malibu Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch was perfect for their whimsical and elegant wedding. All the details that the couple had so carefully planned had fallen into place perfectly and carried out flawlessly.

The Bride changed from a long formal wedding dress and her “pink” Yves Saint Laurent wedding shoes to a short white dress and “custom” Converse. I’ve seen Brides change into a second and sometimes even a third dress, but they always kept it formal. Not this Bride, she was ready to dance the night away. Calamigos Ranch Wedding Calamigos Ranch WeddingCalamigos Ranch Wedding And the details captured by Brian Leahy Photography. Calamigos Ranch WeddingCalamigos Ranch Wedding The Bride and Groom wrapped in a single Tallit. Calamigos Ranch Wedding More details. Calamigos Ranch WeddingCalamigos Ranch Wedding They even designed their own sweetheart table. Calamigos Malibu Wedding Here are some of my favorites. Calamigos RanchWeddingCalamigos Ranch Wedding Wow! This is absolutely beautiful. I feel the love, don’t you? Calamigos Ranch WeddingCalamigos Ranch WeddingCalamigos Ranch Wedding Magical moments. By the way, Mr. Eisenhoff you better look out. Mrs. Eisenhoff appears to be able to hold her own. :) Calamigos RanchWeddingCalamigos Ranch Wedding A pretty fun group, I’d say. Calamigos Ranch Wedding Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Eisenhoff! Vendor Love! Venue: Calamigos Ranch Malibu | Wedding Coordinator: Beverly Harris Weddings & Events (My Fabulous Assistants: Adrienne Robinson, Melanie Myers, Jenna Funk & Sandra Funk) | Hair: Marta Amaya | Makeup: Melissa Ann McComas | Bride’s Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bride’s Formal Wedding Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent | Bride’s Custom Shoes: Converse | Groom’s Tux: Vera Wang | Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein | Groom’s Custom Shoes: Converse | Photographer: Brian Leahy Photography | Rabbi: Robert Elias | Cake: M.J.B. Cakes | DJ: Hey Mister DJ | Florist: Stella Bloom Designs | Harpist: Harp Music by Vonette | Custom Chalkboard & Place cards: A Charming Occasion | Vintage Car: Five Diamonds Limo

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Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Please forgive me for not posting in a while, but it’s been an extremely busy wedding season. Now I’m back and ready to share what I’ve been up to. It’s an elegant and classy wedding, this one. A beautiful bride marrying a handsome groom at a country club that’s fit for a celebrity. It’s a Sherwood Country Club Wedding like no other. Black tie, crazy gorgeous centerpieces and a cake that’s beyond AH-MAZING! It was so much fun assisting with the preparations of this wedding. The Bride, simply stunning! The Groom, suave and stylish! Come on take a look, see for yourself. Sherwood Country Club Wedding How sweet, the Groom received a special note from his Bride. Sherwood Country Club Wedding Aww! The Bride received a special note from her Groom. I wonder what it says. :) Sherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club Wedding I just love the sparkle on this gorgeous bridal bouquet. If it made me smile, just imagine how the Bride felt? Sherwood Country Club Wedding The beautiful grounds and clubhouse at Sherwood Country Club will astound your guests. Wow! And the Bride’s Winnie Couture gown is absolutely stunning! Country Club Wedding Thank you Sherwood Country Club for providing a golf cart so the couple could make their way around the grounds for their special photos. Country Club WeddingCountry Club Wedding Beyond gorgeous! Country Club Wedding Look at the excitement on the Groom’s face. He can’t wait to marry his Bride. Hurry honey! Sherwood Country Club Wedding A gorgeous Sofreh created by Afsaneh Sargordan with a backdrop looking over the Santa Monica Mountains. The outside Grecian Pergola was perfect for this Persian ceremony. Sherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club WeddingSherwood Country Club Wedding “So in love! No one has to come so long as we’re together.” Sherwood Country Club Wedding Need I say more about this incredible wedding cake embellished with crystal chandeliers. Too pretty to eat, don’t you think? Sherwood Country Club Wedding Congratulations to the lovely couple! Blessing to you both! A special thank you to a wonderful team of vendors: Venue: Sherwood Country Club | Officiant: Dr. Mohammad Bazaei | Wedding Coordinator: Beverly Harris Weddings & Events (Assistants: Hilary, Adrienne, Melanie & Sarah) | Bride’s Dress: Winnie Couture | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair: Suzi Couture | Makeup: Makeby by Lilit | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Sofreh: Afsaneh Sargordan | Flowers: Magnolia Village Flowers | Cake: Jaime Cakes | Cake Chandeliers: Cake Dress |Desserts: Shekarchi Catering | Photographer: Brett Munoz Photography | DJ & Lighting: Excellent Entertainment International | Rentals: CMC Rentals

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