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Jamie Lee Curtis’ Sexy Hair ~ Knives Out Exclusive

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Sexy Hair ~ Knives Out Exclusive

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Ben Stiller and Jamie Lee Curtis

Sean James gives us insight into the trademark short hair of the beautiful and sexy Jamie Lee Curtis. He is the hairstyle for Curtis for the upcoming Rian Johnson film, Knives Out, and her 2019 Golden Globes red carpet phenomenon.

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Hairstyle LA Premier

Sean James, the hairstylist to the famous Jamie Lee Curtis, provides 4Chion Lifestyle an exclusive insight into her gorgeous hair. He states, “I’m so excited to share, the look I did for, Curtis for the LA premiere of Knives Out the megacast whodunnit thriller.
In the movie Curtis’ character, Linda Drysdale Thrombey, wears a bleach blonde platinum perfect look that I created for her at Matthew Preece Salon using Neo Bond hair protector, and Wella Blondor Toning with a mix of 9 level toners by shades EQ, it was styled on set with stylus hair care and FHI Heat tools supplied to the incredible hair and makeup team Luisa Abel makeup and Kelvin Trajan hair .
For Curtis’ red carpet look for the LA premiere last night, I used the chrome 2000 Blowdryer by FHI Heat and High Altitude Root Lift by Stylus Hair Care, round brushing it, to add volume and shape complimenting her beautiful face. To give hold the look and make sure it has volume and a punky attitude all night I used the ‘stay styled ‘ hair spray by Stylus Hair Care. Curtis’ favorite hairbrush is the FHI Heat Unbrush.”

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Sean James Hair Stylist to the Celebrities

Sean James Hairstylist to the Celebrities

We first met James when he did a segment with FNL at YouTube space. He is often found in our seasonal beauty features. His passion is his talent and his talent is his passion. He creates a vision and makes that vision come to reality in hair. His ability to understand each person not just their hair but their personal style and personality makes his art as individual as those he works with.

James is from Australia and has settled in the beautiful area of Venice Beach. His talent has graced runways, Oscar-nominated films, televisions, a trusted panelist, and believes in giving back to the community.

He continues to increase his knowledge and talent with continued training with brands like L’Oreal, Redken, and Phyto University as well as product reviews. He even has talent in wig making. While he is busy with celebrities he still has time for his regular salon clientele. List of regular clients includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Hardwick, Al Yankovich, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Phil Keoghan, Eugene Levy, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Teddy Thompson,  Rufus Wainwright, Chris Stills, and many others. 

Jamie Lee Curtis’

Curtis is a very talented actress we have covered on many occasions. She says about this film, “They will have a good time. A great movie. The puzzle pieces will come together in the delightful way of ‘I got this but then you don’t have it.’

She goes on to say, “Clearly this is a movie built for Thanksgiving weekend. If you want to ever make a movie about a dysfunctional family and then be able to take your dysfunctional family to see it. It’s this movie. It is a perfect family comedy.”

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Jamie Lee Curtis Linda Character Poster

Her character, Linda Drysdale Thrombey, fashion and style for this film is an old school elegance. She centers the looks for this film around a Verdura Jewelry bracelet, seen in her poster for the film. The jewelry company founded in 1939 by Duke Fulco di Verdura, the jeweler is known for its timeless, elegant and distinctly original designs.

Thrombey, Curtis’ character in the film, is the eldest surviving child (is this a clue to the film??). She finds herself, much like real life, the center of the family, the cheerleader. A fun fact she lived in the kitchen, the center of the family life, of the home they filmed in for 2 months.

Curtis’ roles include Halloween (1978), Trading Places (1983), Perfect (1985) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), True Lies (1994), for which she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance and many more.

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Knives Out

Knives Out, A Rian Johnson Film, Synopsis

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.  When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a fun, witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

The movie release is Nov. 27, 2019. Check local listings for times and locations.

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Beauty Tips For Autumn

Beauty Tips For Autumn

This is the beginning of a wonderful autumn season. The time for pumpkin, layers, parties, and great red carpet events. The insight to this season best beauty tips brought to you by the top in their industry. The best time to shine and show your beauty.

Hair Tips Sean James

Well, I want to first start with hair colors for fall, we are going to be seeing a lot of reds red browns, golden tones, bronde (A mix of brown and blonde highlights through brown hair). The latest trend of mushroom (ashier tones) highlighted hair should go into a rootier look with balayage vs foilyage technique.

On the red carpet, we are going to see big bouncy waves, the best way to get this look is the 1 1/4 “ curling iron by FHIheat. Center parts are back. Side parts too, use stylus hair care “stay put” To thicken up the hair. High Altitude by Stylus is great to use at the roots, or add a little “Toppik” hair fibers in your color.

The looks on the red carpet will be a lot of hair down. And classic waves with center-parted hair, like Taraji P Henson And Kim K. It’s going to be a fantastic award season.

Makeup Tips

Gia Klime, Hollywood makeup artist, just finished makeup for the Emmys’® Red Carpet has the best tips for your upcoming season parties and red carpet events.  

It’s all about the dewy skin on the red carpet. Mix 3 drops of a liquid highlighter into a white color, then into your foundation then use a dewy primer. Klime loves Clarins beauty balm flash, it tightens as it prepares for the makeup. It’s also very hydrating to apply primer first. Then mix the dewy drops into the foundation. Then use a dense brush and press into the skin all over do not use the brush, use circular motions, press, and pat. This way you get coverage without cake face.

It’s about the glow. Using a dewy setting spray. Klime loves NYX Professional Makeup Make Up Setting Spray Dewy Finish. Do this and you will look red carpet ready. Add the perfect red lip. My favorite Smashbox has the best universal red stays on all day. This never gets dry. And of course, lashes are a must.

Beauty Flash Balm Unisex Balm by Clarins is a fabulous primer. It is an excellent anti-aging and lifting a balm that brightens, tightens and eliminates signs of fatigue in a flash, celebrities love this, and total glowing and dewy skin.

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Hot girl/boy summer is long gone. The fall season is here and this is the best trend you will come across. Say hello to the start of living your best life.

When it comes to beauty, throw all the rules away. There’s no better time than now to live your best life. Your rules, your way, your colors. We are trained to follow new beauty trends season by season. What color is in? What formula should I try? This season, we challenge everyone to try the one trend fits all. Wear what you want, when you want. If you prefer smoky eyes, go for it. If a bold lip is your thing, wear it with pride. If a tinted moisturizer is your go-to, apply it and go! New beauty products are releasing all the time to keep up with the constantly changing trends so this season make your own and wear what you want, what makes you comfortable, and bring out your inner beauty!

Just because we said to fall out of the makeup trends this season, you should always maintain and protect your skin. 

Make sure you’re applying your sunscreen daily. A favorite is the Supergoop Unseen SPF 40. The formula goes on clear so it’s great for all skin tones. It’s also lightweight so you can apply your moisturizer and makeup on top seamlessly. Buy it here https://amzn.to/33sMnyn

The best skincare in the world won’t suffice if you’re not applying it correctly. The PMD Pro is worth trying out. It’s a double-sided smart cleansing device that helps remove dirt and oil from within pores on one side while the other acts as an ActiveWarmth Facial Massage to help your skincare absorb deeper by using the SonicGlow technology and heat. The PMD cleans, lifts, firms, and tones your skin.  Buy it here https://amzn.to/2B8yk5d

Try these products and trends out this season. You’ll be glad you did!

Nail Tips Jenifer Winger

A great nail addition for having on hand or change from the toxic salon set of nails is Color Street. These are so fun and they are fabulous. I wore mine for over two weeks. You can get up to twenty nails done for each package. It is a great deal especially for little ones who want their nails done but cannot just sit still, exceptional for getting a rest from salon nails, gifts, or a night glam party. Gorgeous Ten by Jen has all the insight and specials for the upcoming glam season.

You are beautiful and bringing your beauty to each moment of life brightens your spirit and enlightens those around you. You are worth a few moments of self-care and reflection.

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Emmys’® Governors Ball ~ Brilliance in Motion

Emmys’® Governors Ball ~ Brilliance in Motion

Sunday is the 71st Emmys® Prime Time hostless award ceremony. The nominees and winners will be honored with an after-party, Brilliance in Motion, at the L.A. LIVE Event Deck. This will be an evening of exceptional food, talent, and drinks. You can even enjoy a glamourous evening at home.

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Emmys® Brilliance Party At Home

Entertaining is such always fun. There is no better time than the Emmys®. Celebrate your favorite actor/actress, streaming shows, and mini-series.

Create a great time that involves your senses. This will engage your guests. The food is one way to really bring this to light. You can create great courses that bring all five senses to the table (recipes at the end).

Decorating is always a lot of fun. The Governors Ball is using a rich palette of eggplant purple, magenta, coral, red, and Emmy gold! These are great colors for your invitations, table accents, and backdrops use scarfs or sheer fabrics.

Add fountains for just an added touch of sound. Crystals are a perfect addition to the table setting and capture the light from candles. Farmers’ Markets have beautiful flowers to use as a nice pop of color around the room. Add extra large pillows that can be used as sitting for the guest to sit while enjoying the show.

Have the evening be the formal attire. Then make a budget for the amount one can spend on the purchase of formal evening wear. Then have a golden trophy for the winner.

Gift bags for your guests as they leave is a nice surprise. You can include a personalized label bottle of wine (in Chandler AZ Down Time Wines creates personal labels), Fuji water, Lindt chocolates, and an Emmy® of their own.

Emmys® Governors Ball Theme

This event is one big celebration covering three evenings of Emmys® nominees and winners. This menu, decor, and drinks set with the theme. “The theme of Brilliance in Motion reflects both the extraordinary talent and creativity of the people and productions we honor at the Emmys®, and the vibrant experience we’ve designed for this year’s Governors Ball,” said Governors Ball Committee Co-Chair Halina Siwolop.

Emmys® Brilliance Governors’ Menu

This year’s menu will be one worth waiting to eat until after the prime time show for the celebrities. You can create a nice dinner party with the recipes included below.

TRAY PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
  • Mango rice paper roll
    • Rice noodles, mango, mint, basil, and sweet chili dipping sauce
  • Maine lobster, burrata, crisp capers, savory basil waffle cup
  • Yellowtail sashimi, yuzu ponzu, red plum relish, crispy wonton
  • Red wine braised short rib
    • Horseradish cream, herb crostini
  • Tomato “tartare”
    • Basil vinaigrette, savory tomato cone V VEGAN
  • Chicken croquette, smoked paprika aioli
TRAY PASSED SMALL PLATES
  • Kobe Meatball (recipe below)
    • American Wagyu beef, roasted heirloom tomato sauce, béchamel, aged parmesan, crispy basil
  • Crab Cake Slider
    • Jumbo lump crab, Martins potato roll, Old Bay remoulade
  • “Street Corn” Ravioli
    • Sweet corn polenta, lime aioli, Arbol chili tajin
  • Brussels Sprout “Frites”
  • Balsamic syrup, aged parmesan
  • Candy Striped Beet “Poke”
  • Marinated seaweed, red quinoa, white soy ponzu, pickled ginger
  • Caramelized Japanese Eggplant
  • scallion, cilantro, toasted sesame
  • Green Goddess Chop
  • Baby zucchini, asparagus, English peas, edamame, Romanesco, broccolini
STATIONS
NICK & STEFS inspired station
  • Chefs carving/
    • composing bite-sized meat onto small plates. Attendants plating/serving salad onto a small plate
  • Hand Carved Cape Grim Grass-Fed Tenderloin of Beef (recipe below)
    • Red wine sauce
    • Horseradish cream
  • White Cheddar Potato Gratin (recipe below)
    • Lots of cream, lots of butter
  • Little Gem Chopped Wedge Salad (recipe below)
    • Sweet 100 tomatoes, red onion, shaved radish, smoked bacon lardons, creamy blue cheese dressing Bacon on the side
SLIDERS N’ CHIPS
  • Chefs assembling gourmet versions of slider burgers
    • Farmers Market Pesto Chicken Slider herb grilled free-range chicken, local heirloom figs, fresh mozzarella, pesto aioli
    • So-Cal Slider Beyond Meat patty, oven-roasted tomato, dill pickle, grilled onions, “vegan island” sauce, Martin’s potato roll
  • Lettuce wrap available upon request
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • Russet Potato Chips
  • Creamy French onion dip
  • Ginger aioli

Chef and Founder of Patina Catering Joachim Splichal returns to the Governors Ball. This is the 24th year for the catering company. This menu is a lavish tasting menu of chef-driven small plates and reinterpretations of classic dishes.

Emmys® Governors’ Dessert Menu

Why not start with dessert! This year’s dessert menu created by Frania Mendivil. She has a passion for pastry. She began in her family’s humble bakery in Mexico. The official chocolate is Lindt.

DECADENT DESSERTS
  • Mini Milk Shakes
  • Chocolate and vanilla whipped Chantilly
    • maraschino cherry tray-passed
  • Mini Verrines
    • raspberry chia seed tapioca, Lindt chocolate pot de crème
  • Butterscotch budino (recipe below)
  • Mini Chocolate Cup Tarts
    • mango passion, pistachio chocolate
  • Homemade Cookies and Warm Brownies
  • Snickerdoodle Blondie
    • caramelized popcorn, sea salt
  • Double Chocolate S’more Brownies
  • Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie

Emmys® Governors Ball Drinks

  • Every celebration needs a good set of drinks. The Emmys® Governors Ball brings Sterling Vineyards back. The selection of wine includes
  • Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 2017 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon
  • Blanc and 2016 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Blanc and 2016 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • 2015 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Sterling Vineyards Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Ferrari Trento Champagne & Sparkling Wine
  • Blanc de Blancs Ferrari Brut, the Ferrari Brut Rosé, a delicately harmonious blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and a glorious array of vintage offerings.
  • FIJI Water
  • Ketel One Family-Made Vodka
    • The Marvelous Mule – An unexpected global twist to the classic ginger mule that incorporates turmeric and lemongrass
    • The Dapper Dragon – A delightful sipping experience highlighted by vibrant dragon fruit, papaya nectar, and cardamom-spiced coconut water
    • The Moonlighter (recipe below) – A playful riff on the classic espresso martini with surprising notes of pineapple and banana
    • The Helmsman – An alcohol-free option with papaya, coconut and tangy citrus to please any palate
  • Don Francisco’s Coffee

Food & Beverage Facts


There is a lot of food that goes into the three-night event. Here is just a little insight into what it takes to celebrate the celebrities on Emmys® nights.
Service
20 executive chefs on-site in the kitchen each night
250 chefs each night
15 production managers each night
50 bartenders each night
600 servers each night
9 convection ovens
6 stoves
15 fryers
100 wine buckets

Food
Plated dishes, in miniature form 126,000
Single-bite size hors d’oeuvres 61,000
Maine Lobster 175 lbs
Braised Short Rib 175 lbs
Yellowtail Sashimi 175 lbs
Wagyu Beef 700 lbs
Local Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes 525 lbs
Golden Potatoes 3,500
Aged White Cheddar Cheese 630 lbs
Sweet Corn 540 lbs
Gruyere Cheese 410 lbs
Jumbo Crab 250 lbs
Organic Mangos 1,500 lbs
Chocolate Chip Cookies 7,040
Local Fresh Strawberries 525 lbs
Wine glasses 12,761
Sparkling wine flutes 11,185
Bamboo plates/boats 78,960
Bamboo forks 60,240
Bamboo spoons 19,200
Ice 17,920 lbs
Dry ice 11,500 lbs

Emmys® Recipes

Hor d’oeuvres
KOBE BEEF MEATBALLS WITH ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE AND
CREAMY BECHAMEL

Serves 16
2# Ground Kobe Beef
1# Ground Veal (can be substituted with ground pork as needed)
3 C Toasted Ciabatta bread
1 C Whole milk
2 T Ground Fennel Seed
2 T Ground Caraway Seed
2 T Garlic Powder
1 T Onion Powder
¼ C Salt
¼ C Chopped Parsley
¼ C Chopped Basil
METHOD: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. With a knife, remove the crust of ciabatta bread and tear the
remaining bread into small pieces. Drizzle the torn beard with olive oil and toast in oven until lightly
golden brown. While the bread toasts, mix the ground beef, veal, and all the dry spices in a large bowl.
When the bread is toasted and dry, remove from oven and allow to cool. Once the bread is cool enough to handle, crumble the bread into a separate bowl and cover with the whole milk; set aside until milk has been fully absorbed by the ciabatta. When the bread is fully hydrated, combine the bread mixture with the beef mixture, and add the fresh parsley and basil. Mix well by hand until fully incorporated. Form the mixture into 2oz balls and place onto a baking tray. Bake the meatballs in a hot oven until dark golden brown and fully caramelized, about 10 minutes. Once baked, immerse the meatballs into the tomato sauce completely and allow to simmer until fully cooked. Once cooked through the meatballs are ready to
eat but can be left in the simmer sauce to be served later. Serve warm with an ample drizzle of the bechamel sauce.
TOMATO SAUCE:
¼ C Extra Virgin olive oil
8 cloves Garlic, finely sliced for minced
½ EA White onion, finely diced
½ C Dry white wine
12 Leaves basil, chiffonade
1 can San Marzano tomatoes, crushed
1 t ground black Pepper
1 T Kosher salt
½ T Chili flake
METHOD: In a heavy-bottomed cooking pot, warm olive oil over low heat. Once the oil is warm add the
sliced garlic and diced onion and allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring often to ensure the onion and garlic
does not burn. When the onion and garlic are soft and fragrant, carefully add the white wine and reduce
to ¼. After the wine is reduced add the remaining ingredients and allow to simmer, stirring often, until the
sauce is thickened and smooth, approximately 1 hour. Keep the heat on low and allow the sauce to simmer
slowly for best results.
BECHAMEL:
1 C Dry white wine
4 EA Thyme sprigs
2 EA Bay leaves, fresh if available
4 EA Garlic cloves, crushed
1 EA Shallot, sliced
1 tsp black peppercorn
¼ C All-purpose flour
¼ C Unsalted butter
½ C Whole milk
½ C Heavy cream
METHOD: In a heavy-bottomed saucepot place wine, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, shallot, and black
peppercorns, and simmer on low. Reduce the mixture to ¼ of the original volume. Once reduced, strain
the mixture and place the wine back into the cooking pot. Allow the wine to continue to reduce until
almost evaporated. Roughly chop the butter and add to the wine. Keeping the heat on low, allow butter to
fully melt and then whisk the flour into the butter and wine mixture to start the roux. Continue to whisk and
cook the roux until the smell of raw flour is gone, approximately ten minutes. Combine the whole milk and
heavy cream and slowly whisk into the roux watching for any lumps that may form. Allow to simmer for another 10 minutes, adding more milk if bechamel becomes too thick.

Main Course
PRIME BEEF TENDERLOIN

Serves 12
1 EA Prime beef tenderloin
2 oz Unsalted butter
6 EA Thyme sprigs
4 EA Garlic cloves
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
METHOD: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season beef tenderloin with salt and pepper on all sides. Over medium-high heat in a cast-iron pan, sear beef tenderloin until golden and caramelized on all sides. Add
butter, thyme and crushed garlic to the pan and baste the beef with the frothy melted butter. Once basted
place in oven and cook until medium-rare, approximately 15 minutes. The internal temperature should be roughly 125 degrees if using a meat thermometer. Remove from oven and allow the beef to rest for at least
10 minutes before cutting and serving.

WHITE CHEDDAR POTATO GRATIN

4# Russet potato, peeled and finely sliced
6 EA Shallot, finely sliced
6 EA Garlic cloves, chopped
2 C Whole milk
4 C Heavy cream
2 T Kosher salt
2 T Thyme leaves, chopped
6 oz White cheddar, grated
4 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
METHOD: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a heavy-bottomed pot, sweat garlic and shallots until soft and fragrant. Add cream, milk, salt, and thyme leaves and reduce by half. While the milk and cream mixture is reducing, peel and slice the potatoes as thinly as possible and cover in cold water to prevent browning. Prepare an 8×10 inch heavy-bottomed casserole dish with cooking spray or butter. Arrange one layer of the sliced potatoes into the bottom of the casserole dish. Carefully cover the potatoes with the reduced cream. Sprinkle with the white cheddar and parmesan. Place the second layer of potatoes and again cover with cream mixture and grated cheeses. Continue this process the casserole dish is completely full. Add one final layer of the grated cheeses and cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil. Bake the gratin for 1 hour at 350 degrees, remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes to brown the top of the gratin.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Green Goddes Chop Salad

Serves 8
1 C Baby zucchini, blanched
1 C Asparagus tips, blanched
½ C English peas, blanched
½ C Edamame, blanched
½ C Green Romanesco florets, blanched
½ C Shishito peppers, lightly grilled
8 EA Broccolini, blanched
2 heads Baby artisan lettuce, leaves picked washed
½ C Green Goddess dressing
METHOD: Prepare the vegetables as stated and cut all into bite-size pieces. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and cut into a bowl. Combine with cut vegetables and drizzle with the green goddess dressing. Carefully toss and serve. Garnish with fresh tarragon leaves and fennel frond.
GREEN GODDESS DRESSING
2 C Watercress, picked leaves, washed
½ C Basil, leaves
2 T Chives, chopped
2 T Tarragon leaves
1 EA Lemon zest and juice
½ C Mayonnaise
2 T Crème Fraiche
1 EA Anchovy
½ T Dijon mustard
2 EA Garlic cloves
METHOD: In a blender mix lemon juice, mayonnaise, crème fraiche, anchovy, Dijon mustard, and garlic cloves. Puree until smooth adding a small amount of water if the mixture becomes too thick. Add the fresh
herbs and lemon zest to the blender cup and carefully pulse to combine and fully mix the herbs and the pureed base.

Dessert
BUTTERSCOTCH BUDINO

Yield: 10 portions
1 cup Dark brown sugar
½ cup water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cup heavy cream
1.5 cup whole milk
8 ea. large egg yolks
4 tablespoon cornstarch
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
Method

  1. Combine the brown sugar, water, and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, place the pan on the stove over medium heat, cook until the caramel is dark, takes about 14 minutes.
  2. Standing back with caution add the cream and milk to the caramel. This will make the mixture seize up at first, but if you keep whisking and let it heat back up, it will combine. Bring the mixture back to boil, then turn down the heat to medium.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and cornstarch.
  4. Temper the caramel mixture with eggs yolks and cornstarch by adding a cup caramel mix to the eggs mixture, whisking constantly, then pour the egg mixture back into the pan.
  5. Increase the heat to bring this mixture to a boil and keep whisking as the custard thickens from the cornstarch, should take two minutes.
    6 Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter.
  6. Strain the custard through a fine strainer to remove any big lumps that might have formed and portion the custard into ramekins.
  7. Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and chill the custard for a least 4 hours…it’s best when you make a day ahead
Cocktail
Moonlighter
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ oz  Ketel One Vodka
  • ¾  oz Chamomile-Lavender Syrup**
  • ½ oz Cocchi Americano
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Soda Water
  • Lemon Twist
  • Lavender Sprigs
Barware:

Instructions:

  1. Combine Ketel One, Chamomile Lavender Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Cocchi Americano in a shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake lightly. Over shaking will cause the drink to water down; do not over dilute, as we will be adding additional Soda Water.
  3. Roll in Soda Water and strain over fresh ice into a glass.
  4. Garnish with a manicured lemon twist and fresh lavender sprigs.
** Easy Chamomile-Lavender Syrup

Ingredients:

  • Strong Chamomile and Lavender Tea
  • Sugar

Instructions:

  1. Brew 1 cup of strong chamomile and lavender tea; allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags or herbs.
  3. Measure remaining amount of brewed tea, stir in an equal volume of sugar (I have reduced sugar without much change in taste) until dissolved.
  4. Chill

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The Livings Space furnishings will be donated to Habitat For Humanity after the event. The 71st Emmy Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 (8:00-11:00 PM ET /5:00-8:00 PM PT) on FOX.

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Breakfast Time

Breakfast Time

Breakfast is the best meal of the day. You can enjoy it all day savory or sweet. Breatkfast time is a great time to gather and enjoy.

Cameron Trading Post

The food made from scratch daily and is a fusion of the three food cultures. This place is perfect for travelers with their lodging, restaurant, art gallery, garden with fountains, and a massive gift shop. The trading post opened in 1916 and welcomes everyone like a guest in their homes. Prior to being a trading post, the place served as an apothecary.

  • Navajo pancake this is a blue corn pancake
  • Prickly pear stuffed french toast this is French toast served sandwich style with a prickly pear jam and cream cheese
  • Warrior Surprise is a mini-Navajo Taco topped with one egg
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Ranch House Grille

Ranch House Grille

This is a great place to meet with a high school friend and his beautiful wife. We enjoyed breakfast at Ranch House Grille. It is a very local place. Many entering the grill knew other patrons and shared stories of their families and community. It is a wonderful meal. Large portions, good café coffee, and great hash browns are found here.

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Joe’s Cafe Breakfast

Orem Utah Reunion Breakfast

Meeting up with my dear friend Lisa Sherman is like we never missed even one day, even though it had been a few decades. Lisa and I have known each other since we were three. We ran the neighborhood streets as two determined little girls could. We enjoy breakfast at Joe’s Cafe. The food is so delish. Lisa even enjoyed the grits. A dish she is convinced she did not like. Joe said, “You will love them. Nothing comes between your lips and my grits.” It is so wonderful catching up with Lisa after all these years.

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3 Sisters Cafe Breakfast

3 Sisters Cafe

The first food stop of the trip is 3 Sisters Cafe in Indianapolis, Indiana, in business for 20 years. They serve a large choice of elegant breakfasts from sweet to savory and great lunch menu as well.

They have great beverages (no alcohol) with flair. I enjoyed the turmeric and ginger iced tea. It is a great flavor not too sweet or sugary. The brunch is perfect a great hollandaise sauce over Scottish lox, poached eggs, fresh tomato, and locally made English muffins with caviar on top. The English muffin is fresh with a nice sourdough flavor. The hollandaise sauce is perfect with just a little heat. The porridge is a new experience. It is creamy with a hint of cinnamon.

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Courier Café

The Courier Café Urbana

The Courier Café brings Champaign history and old Victorian styling in the decor. The main dining room has:

  • A large palace chandelier from the Opera House in Erie Pennsylvania
  • The cash register is  the first electric cash register
  •  The courier clock pendulum filled with mercury makes the time keeping right
  • The stained glass comes from a Danville church predating the Civil War
  • The Pullman lamps light the aisle for passengers on the Pullman railroad cars
  • The brass chimes a gift from George Malford, a Nickelodeon Maker, they are steamed powered

The Café’s name is for the Courier newspaper that operated for decades in the building. The building is almost lost to fire and remained empty for decades. In 1980, the current owners began remodeling and opened for business on November 10, 1980. They are a farm to table restaurant with the garden and bees on the property for the freshest ingredients.

The menu is a hearty all American menu with breakfast served daily until 11 AM then lunch and dinner menu until closing. The breakfast is traditional eggs, omelets, fantastic pancakes, and hash browns. Their coffee is fresh ground daily and they have special blends. The lunch/dinner menu is hearty with a ribeye sandwich, fries, soups, and steak. The food has that home cooked look and feel. They do have a few items for vegetarians including breakfast sausage. They do have one special treat “Courier water this is sparkling water from deep below the café. It is a great place for large parties and a sense of the community in Champaign.

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Scone City located in Wicker Park is wonderful for a morning after bar hopping or late night in Chicago. Jessica and Tim Canning along with chef Laurie McNamara took on the endeavor in a specialized sweet and savory scone menu. This place is a perfect stop as my sister Cherie is heading to the airport to return to her family in Idaho. It is so wonderful sharing this experience with here. Seeing places and enjoying the cross-country journey. I truly miss her every day. She enjoyed a sweet blueberry w/ lemon glaze scone she says, “It is delicious!! Sweet. Soft. Perfection!!! Soooo tasty.” They have savory scones as well. I enjoyed a hot Vanilla Bean Latte with the house-made vanilla syrup. It is a perfect start to a day of exploring Chicago..

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Kanela Breakfast in Chicago

The last morning of the road trip in the Midwest is brunch at Kanela, the Greek name for Cinnamon. This restaurant place is Wicker Park neighborhood on a street with many older shops. It is a great place, voted best in Chicago by USA Today,  for a Sunday morning brunch. The coffee tops and wonderful after an evening at Bangers and Lace.

Brunch includes California Benedict and Fried Egg Sandwich this is an exceptional meal. The hollandaise sauce perfection with a nice touch of heat, the poach egg picture perfect. The sandwich is fabulous with the chili aioli brings the flavors together. The seasoned potatoes nicely cooked not too soft or undercooked. It is a nice brunch with my sister. We do agree that this is a great place for brunch.

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Milk Bar NYC

Super excited to try crack pie and coffee for breakfast. This is a planned find in NYC. Watching Chef’s Table on Netflix. I knew I needed to try Milk Bar. This is Christine Tosi’s and is part of the Manhattan-based Momofuku restaurant. This is my first stop in the morning. The little shop has great cookies, cakes, pies, and bagel bombs. I order an iced coffee, bagel bomb with spinach, and crack pie. The bagel bomb is warm and filled with spinach and cheese. It is a nice bite for the start of touring NYC.  I save the crack pie for a little later, but it is delicious. The filling is something like a custard, but buttery. The oat crust is light and flaky. This is a must stop and see.

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Dream Angels Fantasy Bra

Dream Angels Fantasy Bra

Dream Angels will be spotlighting the fantasy bra this year. Victoria’s Secret (VS) Angel Elsa Hosk will be wearing the $1,000,000 bra this season in New York City.

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Elsa Hosk Wearing Fantasy Bra

Elsa Hosk is a 29 year old Swedish model. She did spend time playing basketball in Sweden. Her  modeling career includes Dior, H&M, and Guess to name a few. Hosk began modeling at the age of 14 in Sweden. She moved to New York and signed with IMG Models. Her modeling with VS began in 2011. Hosk officially announced as an angel in 2015.

She is honored to wear this fantasy bra because of the glitz, shimmer, and shine. Her makeup will compliment the glamorous bra.

Creating the Fantasy Bra

This year’s fantasy bra is by Atelier Swarovski. It has 2,100 Swarovski Diamonds and topaz that is responsibly sourced. It is a sterling silver cage. The body chain is comprised of Topaz with the center stone being a pear shaped 2.03 carat Atelier Swarovski Created Diamond. This bra took 930 hours to create the hand set bra. It has over 71 carats. 

This is tied with Claudia Schiffer’s fantasy bra in 1996 (the first year for the runway) for 1 million dollars. The most expensive fantasy bra is Gisele Bündchen 2000, Red Hot Fantasy Bra at $15 million.

This year, for the first time, a similar fantasy bra will be open for purchase on Nov. 29, 2018. It will have Swarovski crystals for $250 at select Victoria’s Secret locations.

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VS Fashion Show Fantasy Bra

This year the show is moving from CBS to ABC for network showing. New York is the perfect location for the runway. The night will be filled with angel wings that take 6-9 months to be hand-crafted.

This year Award-winning Designer Mary Katrantzou will present an exclusive (shoppable) collection premiere during the VS runway. “Everything that Victoria’s Secret creates is about a woman feeling confident and empowered—and also having fun with what she is wearing. This collaboration is going to be bold, fun and playful.” -Mary Katrantzou. This collection is an exceptional addition to the runway.

Angel Taylor Hill is opening this night of extravaganza and entertainment. Angels hitting the runway wearing the artisan created wings include:

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special,” airs SUNDAY, DEC. 2 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

  • Adriana Lima
  • Candice Swanepoel
  • Elsa Hosk
  • Sara Sampaio
  • Lais Riberio
  • Josephine Skiver
  • Stella Maxwell
  • Jasmine Tookes
  • Taylor Hill
  • Romee Strijd
  • Martha Hunt
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Gigi Hadid
  • Bella Hadid
  • Sadie Newman

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Holiday ~ Spectacular Gift Ideas

Holiday ~ Spectacular Gift Ideas

The holiday season is here and planning is underway for many great events, discounts, and gifts. Check out our spectacular gift ideas for your home, family, friends, and yourself.

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Party of the Year ~ 90th Oscars® Governors Ball

Party of the Year ~ 90th Oscars® Governors Ball

This year The Oscars® is celebrating 90 years. The Governors Ball is pulling out the very best for the years celebrity party.

Wolfgang Puck and his catering company will bring the best in food, entertainment, and ascetics for the best in the film industry at Oscars®. His goal with each event he caters to is, “revolutionized the dining landscape with a singular focus: to exceed expectations whenever our guests gather for a meal.”

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Lois Burwell and Master Chef Wolfgang Puck

This year’s menu brings some favorites back and new experiences. His Oscars® menu is set to meet everyone’s pallet and needs. The menu includes:

Amuse Bouche

  • Parmesan Bread Sticks
  • Everything Bagel Pretzel Bite, Scamorza Cream Cheese, Tomato Confit
  • Aged Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • Aged Parmesan Cheese
  • Candied Spiced Mixed Nuts, Pineapple
  • Dried Fruit
  • Apricot Macadamia Nut Lavosh
  • Passed Hors d’Oeuvre
  • Edamame and Black Truffle Pot Stickers (V)
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tartare, Puffed Black Rice, Togarashi
  • * Of the 28,000 Japanese Black cattle handled by JA Miyazaki, only 18,000 meet the criteria to become Miyazaki Wagyu.
  • Tiny Taro Taco, Spiced Eggplant, Lime Pickle (V)
  • Smoked Salmon Oscars®
  • Miniature Wagyu Burger with Sharp Cheddar and Remoulade
  • Signature Pizzas
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare in Sesame Miso Cones
  • Crab Stuffed Hibiscus, Lemon, Pomegranate
  • Explosion of Rhubarb, Thai Flavors (V)

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The Academy’s® Governors Ball

Small Plates

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pea Shoots, Mezze Flavors (V)
  • Frozen Beets, Ginger Milk Curd, Yuzu, Ice Lettuce
  • Asparagus, Shiro Miso, Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, Sancho Pepper (V)
  • White Asparagus Soup, Caviar, Yukon Potato Croutons
  • Potato Caviar 2.0
  • Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie
  • Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese
  • Mini Pea and Carrot Ravioli, Black Truffle, Cipollini Onions
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, Forbidden Black Rice, Crunchy Red Beets, Char Siu Cabbage
  • Black Bass, Eggplant, Salsa Verde, Teardrop Peppers
  • Housemade Spinach Campanelle, English Peas, Cipollini Onions, Roasted Tomatoes (V)

(V) – Vegan

Raw Bar

  • Spicy Tuna, California, and Vegetable Rolls
  • Made-to-Order Nigiri
  • Scallop Crudo, Blood Orange, Finger Lime, Lovage
  • Sea Urchin, Egg, Dashi Ikura
  • Caviar Parfait with 24k Gold
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Snow Crab Claws
  • King Crab Legs
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Clams
  • Shrimp

Pastries & Chocolate

  • Caramel-Passion Fruit Oscars® Lollipops
  • Mango-Lime Pate a Fruit with Tajin Pop
  • Marjolaine Cake Pop
  • Passion Fruit Meringue Lollipop
  • Pistachio Raspberry Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Dark Chocolate Brownies
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Cocktail Inspired Macarons
  • Negroni-Orange, Campari, Vermouth,
  • Gin Mojito-Lime, White Rum
  • Piña Colada-Pineapple, Malibu Rum
  • Individual Blueberry-Violet Entremets Cake
  • Vegan Carrot Cupcake with Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Gianduja Cupcake
  • Lychee-Rose-Raspberry Tart
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Verrine
  • Housemade Chocolate Bonbons
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Pecan Pie
  • Raspberry Pate a Fruit, Vanilla Ganache
  • York Peppermint
  • Kumquat Pimm’s

Vegan Items (without Gluten)

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
  • Coconut Vegan Cupcake
  • Walnut Chocolate Cookies

Passed Small Desserts

  • Ruby Chocolate Strawberry and Cream
  • strawberry-hibiscus mousse, strawberry compote, vanilla sponge,
  • mascarpone cream, Callebaut Ruby chocolate
  • *Wolfgang Puck Catering is the first company in the U.S. to utilize and serve this new, fully sustainable, naturally colored, varietal of chocolate
  • Key Lime Meringue Cheesecake Taco
  • key lime cheesecake, graham cracker, white chocolate shell, toasted meringue
  • Mocha Beehive
  • salted sable Breton, dark chocolate Rocher shell, liquid honey ganache, mocha mascarpone mousse
  • Tropical Halo-Halo
  • coconut tapioca pudding, exotic fresh fruits, acai granita

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Master chef Wolfgang Puck

Made to Order

  • Mille Crepe Cake, Caramel, Chocolate, Raspberry Filling
  • Cinnamon Sugar Beignets Topped with Caramel
  • Hibiscus Kombucha Carbonated to Order

Photo credit: Robert Gladden / ©A.M.P.A.S.

The evening was a great ending to another wonderful Oscars® evening.

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Party Like the Celebrities at The Oscars® Governors Ball ~ Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Party Like the Celebrities at The Oscars® Governors Ball ~ Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Gathering with friends and families to celebrate the talented filmmakers at your own Oscars® party is thrilling. There is planning the menu, shopping, and creating all the wonderful food. Wolfgang Puck, catering service for the 90th Oscars® is busy as well preparing the food for the Governors Ball.

Puck is renowned Chef and works with CEO Carl Schuster, they continue to set the standard for culinary excellence at the Governors Ball. He revolutionizes the dining landscape with a singular focus: to exceed expectations whenever our guests gather for a meal. This year is no different for the event of the year, The Academy Awards®. He is staying true to using fish and seafood that Seafood Watch compliant and locally sourced ingredients. They are coming from:

  • Babe Farms
  • Best Oriental Produce
  • Chino Valley Ranchers cage free eggs
  • Coke Farms
  • County Line Harvest
  • Fruition Sales
  • Harry’s Berries
  • Ocean Mist
  • Pasturebird Farms
  • Pudwill Farms
  • Rising C Ranch specialty citrus
  • Straus Dairy
  • Sunkist
  • Times Produce
  • Weiser Family Farms

This year’s menu includes his famous Baked Macaroni and Cheese (with truffles). This will include 35 pounds winter black truffles from Burgundy, 100 pounds five-year aged white Cheddar, and 125 pounds aged Vermont Cheddar cheese to feed the hungry celebrities. This is a simple recipe that will be a dish that is easy to create and serve individually.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

(recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck)

Servings: Serves 4

Ingredients:

8 ounces elbow macaroni

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 1/2 cups milk

3 tablespoons finely chopped black truffle (optional)

1/2 medium white onion

1 bay leaf

10 ounces sharp aged white Cheddar, shredded

3 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded

1 ounce freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pinch cayenne

2 drops black winter truffle oil (optional)

1 cup fresh brioche or challah bread crumbs

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

Thinly sliced fresh black truffles, for garnish (optional)

Steps:

Step One: Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente, tender but still chewy, about 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to lightly oiled baking pan. Set aside.

Step Two: While macaroni cooks, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a separate pot over low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.

Step Three: Add milk, chopped truffle, onion, and bay leaf to butter-flour mixture. Raise heat slightly and simmer for 10 minutes, until creamy, stirring regularly. Discard onion and bay leaf. Remove from heat.

Step Four: Stir in 3/4 of aged Cheddar along with other cheeses. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne, and truffle oil if desired. Fold in macaroni. Pour into 2-quart casserole. Top with remaining Cheddar.

Step Five: Melt remaining butter in sauté pan. Add breadcrumbs and parsley. Toss to coat. Spread crumb mixture evenly over top of macaroni.

Step Six: Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven let stand for about 5 minutes. Top with shaved truffle, if desired, before serving.

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The Epliogue

A great drink to serve at your party is The Epilogue. The inspiration is like a great movie, a memorable cocktail menu should be multidimensional. The Epilogue is a blend of decidedly warmer, richer flavors, playing off of the carefully aged notes in Tequila Don Julio Reposado. Hints of coffee, baking spices, anise and mellow oak wrap draw you in. The perfect, broad-shouldered sipper that showcases the versatility of aged tequila.

THE EPILOGUE

Ingredients:

1 1/4 ounces Tequila Don Julio Reposado

1/4 ounce Caffé Amaro

1/4 ounce Cocchi di Torino

Light barspoon of 2:1 Demerara Syrup

Long orange twist and fresh tarragon sprig for garnish

Preparation:

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing

glass with ice. Stir to chill and dilute.

2. Pour over fresh ice into an Old Fashioned Glass.

3. Garnish with orange twist and a sprig of fresh tarragon.

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What are the Celebrities Celebrating at the Screen Actors Guild

What are the Celebrities Celebrating at the Screen Actors Guild

Screen Actors Guild presents the awards to the members of the SAG-AFTRA while celebrating television and film. This award show honors the members that have outstanding performances from film and television in 2017. This is a top industry honor recognizing its members. The evening will bring top actresses and actors as presenters with Kristen Bell hosting the night,  and a glamorous red carpet.

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Kristen Bell SAGS Host 2018

SAGS held at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall. The guest will enter the hall after guests walk past international media and fans along 17,100 square feet of red carpet. The showroom takes three days to transform to the stage to one of the top award-season shows. The stage is draped and has seven sculptural shapes. This year’s presenters are the top talent in the entertainment industry.

This year the presenters include:

  • Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball, the X-Men franchise)
  • Dakota Fanning (The Alienist, American Pastoral)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave, upcoming Black Panther)
  • Emma Stone (La La Land, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Kelly Marie Tran ((Star Wars: The Last Jedi, CollegeHumor Originals)
  • Mary J. Blige ( first-time presenter and nominee)
  • Jason Clarke (first-time nominee and presenter)
  • Woody Harrelson (seven-time SAG Awards nominee)
  • Holly Hunter (seven-time Actor® nominee for her work in film and television)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (first-time presenter and nominee)
  • Zoe Kazan (first-time presenter and nominee)
  • Frances McDormand (two-time Actor® recipient)
  • Laurie Metcalf (three-time Actor® nominee)
  • Kumail Nanjiani (first-time presenter and nominee)
  • Sam Rockwell (received his third and fourth Actor® nominations this year)
  • Ray Romano (12 previous nominations for his performance)
  • Saoirse Ronan (returns to the Screen Actors Guild Awards)
  • Allison Williams (first-time presenter and nominee)
  • Connie Britton (9-1-1Nashville)
  • Geena Davis (Don’t Talk to IreneCommander in Chief)
  • Goldie Hawn (SnatchedPrivate Benjamin)
  • Kate Hudson (MarshallAlmost Famous)
  • Brie Larson (Room, upcoming Captain Marvel)
  • Laura Linney (OzarkJohn Adams)
  • Leslie Mann (upcoming BlockersThis Is 40)
  • Megan Mullally (Will & GraceThe Disaster Artist)
  • Sarah Silverman (I Love You, AmericaI Smile Back)

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Emma Stone SAG Award Winner LA LA Land

Presenters will present the recipients from this year’s nominees that include:

Film includes:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
    • Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
    • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water 
    • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
    • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

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  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
    • Timothée Chalametcall, Call Me By Your Nae
    • James Francothe, Disaster Artist
    • Daniel KaluuyagetOut
    • Gary, Oldmandarkest Hour
    • Denzel WashingtonRoman J Israel, Esq. 
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
    • Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
    • Willem Dafoethe, Florida Project
    • Woody HarrelsonThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
    • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Television Includes:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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Stranger Things SAG Award Recipients

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Drama Series
    • Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
    • Claire Foy, The Crown
    • Laura Linney, Ozark
    • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
    • Robin Wright, House of Cards
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actress in a Drama Series
    • Jason Bateman, Ozark
    • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
    • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
    • David Harbour, Stranger Things
    • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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Julia Louis Dreyfus SAGS

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Comedy Series
    • Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
    • Alison, Brie Glow
    • Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
    • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actress in a Comedy Series
    • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
    • Aziz Ansari, Master of None
    • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    • Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
    • William H. Macy, Shameless
    • Marc Maron, Glow
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Television or Limited Series
    • Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
    • Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
    • Jessica Langefeud Bette and Joan
    • Susan Sarandonfeud, Bette and Joan
    • Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Television or Limited Series
    • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
    • Jeff Daniels, Godless
    • Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
    • Geoffrey Rush, Genius
    • Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

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Morgan Freeman Lifetime Achievement Recipient SAGS 2018

This year SAGS is celebrating Morgan Freeman, critically acclaimed actor,  will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award presentation for outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of acting. Freeman represents outstanding achievement for his ability to bring the best ideals throughout his acting career.

 

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Red Carpet Toast

Betty Gilpin (GLOW, Masters of Sex, Nurse Jackie) will join Vitalie Taittinger, Global Spokesperson and Artistic Director celebrating with Champagne Taittinger on the red carpet. This tradition occurs every year since 2001. Post your favorite red carpet look from the night at @4ChionLifestyle on Instagram using #4ChionStyle. Check out last year’s red carpet fashion and style here.

The evening will conclude with a fabulous meal catered by Wolfgang Puck. Middle Eastern foods and African spices combine to yield this year’s culinary creations for the evening. Feeding this crowd requires:

  • 315 of Earth’s Finest™ signature silver sleeves adorning the tables inside the SAG Awards Showroom and 1,500 custom FIJI Water Straws visible and in use along the entire red carpet
  • DOVE Chocolate
  • 500 pears
  • 300 pounds of salmon
  • 350 pounds of chicken
  • Lemons that have been preserved for 2 months
  • 60 bottles of Clase Azul Plate Tequila
  • 60 bottles of Clase Azul Reposado Tequila
  • 84 Bottles of Chopin Potato Vodka
  • 20 bottles of Dorda Salt Carmel
  • 36 bottles of Portobello Road Gin
  • 36 bottles of Adirondack Bourbon
  • 12 bottles of La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila
  • 15 bottles of orange liqueur
  • 25 gallons of fresh pomegranate juice
  • 23 gallons of fresh lime juice
  • 15 gallons of fresh lemon juice
  • 15 lbs. of organic sugar
  • 45 fresh limes
  • 5 lbs. of fresh mint
  • 25 bottles of apple liqueur
  • 35 gallons of fresh apple juice
  • 25 gallons of fresh blueberry juice
  • 25 diced apples
  • 5 boxes of blueberries
  • 10 bottles of Grenadine
  • 25 bottles of Fever Tree Tonic
  • 25 shaved grapefruits
  • 4 barrels of wine
  • 160 magnums of Champagne Taittinger
  • Over 350 individual metallic-inspired toned containers
  • Over 5,500 stems of miniature white calla lilies
  • Over 1,500 stems of green dianthus
  • Over 200 bunches of various grass elements
  • Over 450 succulent plants

The evening concludes with a great after party with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, the lifestyle brand centered around wine and focused on creating memorable moments. This is the first year Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant will be hosting the evening party. Throughout the evening they will give a great tasting experience for the nominees, presenters, and attendees. The following cocktails will be enjoyed by the celebrities during the evening.

  •  “The Dailies” features Clase Azul Plata Tequila blended with orange liqueur and a medley of the freshest organic pomegranate, lime, and lemon juices, garnished with lime and mint.
  • “Hit Your Mark” starts with Chopin Potato Vodka and apple liqueur, then mixes in fresh, crisp apple juice and subtly tart blueberry juice, topped with an apple/blueberry garnish to bring out the flavors.
  • “The Call Back,” is a twist on a classic, harmonizing Portobello Road Gin with Fever Tree Tonic and deep red grenadine, topped off with a bright shave of grapefruit skin.

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Screen Actors Guild Cocktails

Screen Actors Guild presents the awards to the members of the SAG-AFTRA while celebrating. This award show honors the members that have outstanding performances from film and television in 2017.

Stay tuned we will bring you full coverage of the SAG Awards. You can catch the SAG Awards Ceremony  Sunday, January 21, 2018, on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT). Stay tuned here for updates on the upcoming events, red carpet, and award ceremony.

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Rising Above ~ Dustin Quick

Rising Above ~ Dustin Quick

Meeting Dustin Quick at LA Swim Week 2015 was a fabulous evening. Quick with her husband Medi eM performed the opening act. Quick continued the evening with a great runway showing.

Quick brings solid talent and exceptional beauty to her modeling, acting, and performing. She is always rising above to bring great entertainment to her audiences.

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Dustin Quick with her Husband Photographer Raymond L Forchion Jr.

How did your life’s journey bring you to modeling, singing, acting, and performing? 

“When I was five, my mother took me to see The King and I at the Omaha Community Playhouse, created by Marlon Brando‘s mother and the Fonda’s.  Between the vivid, silk costumes and exotic makeup, my senses were piqued, so once I saw two children actors on stage, I quickly nudged my mom and whispered, ‘How did those kids get up there?’  She replied, ‘I think they had to audition’, so I asked her to take me to the next one which was for, ‘A Christmas Carol’.   We showed up to a big room filled with pro-kids and stage moms who had recorded accompaniment or sheet music, we didn’t know to bring anything, so when it was my turn, I sang, ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’ a cappella with some moves on the fly, and they cast me as the new angel.”

As an entertainer and fashion model, what is one piece of insight would you share?

“Stay in school, #Instafame is fleeting, an education is an asset that you can trust in for life.”

You released a new music video. What can we expect with this song and video?

“Medi eM is a guitarist/composer, I write and sing the lyrics, and on this song, ‘Heartbeat‘ we both sing about what happened when we found each other.  When two heart cells are near each other, they start synchronizing their beat, so Medi fused his flamenco and house music backgrounds to create a tribal rhythm that gets hips shaking, together.  The video is a symbolic story of us, our love freed each other, and set our hearts on fire.”

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Dustin Quick wearing Grace Moon

What is the one thing you do each morning to start off your day?  

“I open the curtains in front of our bed which looks out to our fruit trees, I’ve seen a mockingbird feed her babies (I call her Mama Rockingbird), put the tea on, and then curl up with Medi in bed, and we watch the political satire that aired the night before together. “

When was there a time when an event went from stress to best? 

“Yes!  I was asked to model the finale look for these gorgeous couture hats.  The incredibly talented millinery (hat designer), Annette Higgins picked the perfect dresses to compliment her creations, and my gown was a gorgeous full, floor-length satin strapless number to match her biggest hat ever, in a luscious shape and classic red.  The only problem is that my torso is just naturally built more narrow than most (designer Sue Wong affectionately says that I’m size, ‘sub-zero’), and as a result, strapless dresses end up becoming belts on me.  Now, this show had grand steps coming down to the runway, so I’m backstage quietly trying to figure how I wasn’t going to face-plant for the grand finale.  I tried puffing out my chest and then wrapped a padded bra around underneath to keep the dress up, and clinching the strap built inside the dress for support, all to no avail.  This is when I start lamenting myself for not bringing my taller heels.  I was freaking out internally because I didn’t know how I was going to be able to walk in the show without becoming a YouTube fail.  So I prayed, and the inspiration came to me to draw from flamenco dancing and hold the dress up like a bullfighting femme fatal enticing her mark to tango with her.  The crowd applauded, the designer loved it, and I got to feel like I was in a Fellini film.”
 Working fashion shows what is a typical day start to finish?
“My call time is usually 4 hours before showtime, so that morning I eat, shower, pack my bag, do my nails, rush out the door and race to the runway  Once hair and makeup is done, I get dressed carefully, line-up, wait (this industry is the genesis of the phrase, ‘fashionably late’), strut like I mean it, red carpet photos with the designer, and then find Medi!”

An image is an important addition to the rise in selfies what is one focus you think could improve a person’s image?

“I actually don’t care for basic solo selfies, but I know people take them sitting in their car because it’s good angle and lighting.  However, unless it’s a dope car, or you just passed your driver’s license, it’s too common, so I would focus on replicating that angle and lighting that reveals more of the person’s imagination.”

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Dustin Quick wearing David Tupaz. photo: Leo Malevanchik

You present a great cohesive style. How did you discover your personal style?

“Awe thank you, well I’ve been passionate about fashion since I was pre-school I only wanted to wear silk, satin nothing too cutesy like big buttons, denim or dresses without waistlines.  Although I was otherwise a really good kid, honestly the only time I ever got upset was when my mother or sister had me wear something I didn’t like.  One winter my mother had understandably forced jeans on me, I took them off in the car on the way to the sitter’s house, and ran out in the snow pant-less because I didn’t want to wear ‘boy clothes’.  My mother is a traveler, so she took me with her to Spain when I was 6 and fell in love with a long Flamenco dress, I kindly pleaded for her to buy it, I wore that gown from when it was too long on me too when it became skirt length.  Throughout school I was known for wearing unique outfits, from hats every day for a year (including a raspberry beret), lime green patent leather heels, to a long body-con velveteen leopard print Betsy Johnson dress (and years later I met her backstage right before I was going on the runway what a vibrant fabulous force she is!)  I have since learned to appreciate denim, and have traded in the outrageous for more body-con and couture, but the passion is still there.”

What is one winter fashion/beauty tips you use?

“For winter fashion, accessories keep functional layers exciting, so Obelo Jewelry, Ronaldo Designer Jewelry, and Artizan by Robin Barre are my goto’s for interesting statement pieces.  As for beauty, although I use Sunless Beauty Organic Spray Tanning and self-tanner throughout the year, in winter it’s obviously more essential I love that it’s organic and it smells like dessert. I’ve also fallen in love with TNT Agency for make-up, and I will be wearing all of them to award season and on New York Fashion Week runways in the new year.”
Quick will continue rising with appearances on red carpets, runways, and more during the upcoming year.

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Dustin Quick wearing Lisseth Correo with Medi eM and Academy Award winner Lawrence Bender at Medi eM

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Dustin Quick with Tammy Forchion at La Swim Week