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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 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

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

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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

To see the nominations for stunts click here.

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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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Golden Globes Golden 75th Anniversary Dinner

Golden Globes Golden 75th Anniversary Dinner

This year the Golden Globes present their golden anniversary.  The evening is center for celebrities to honor top actors and have an exceptional party. This year’s menu is from Italy specifically where Chef Alberico Nunziata grew up, Sorrento, Italy. He brings an Italian farm to table menu to celebrate 75 years of Golden Globes.

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The 75 Annual Golden Globe Awards Menu Preview. Photo: Magnus Sundholm for the HFPA.

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He wanted to create a menu that will make everyone happy. He said, “Italian food makes people happy. Many ingredients coming directly from Italy. Nunziata’s menu begins with Risotto Made with Beets and the main course Chilean sea bass.

 

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Executive Pastry Chef, Thomas Henzi. Photo: Magnus Sundholm for the HFPA.

Pastry chef Thomas Henz continues the celebration serving Efendi made with white chocolate coffee cream, coffee liqueur biscuit, Frangelico mascarpone, and hazelnuts. Henz says, “The desserts do you get eaten. The Golden Globes is a happy fun event.”

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Moet Ambassador, Charlie Farrell. Photo: Magnus Sundholm for the HFPA.

The evening cocktails will round out appetizers, main course, and dessert. There is an official cocktail of the event created by Moët & Chandon is The Moët 75. This drink created to celebrate the Golden Globes Golden anniversary.  This will take  1,500 Moët minis, 750 magnums, 500 champagne cocktails, and 125 cases of Moët & Chandon 2006 Grand Vintage Brut for the celebration.

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Mark Held, co-owner of Mark’s Garden. Photo: Magnus Sundholm for the HFPA.

The decor is honoring the red carpet and Golden Anniversary. Centerpieces trimmed with diamonds to kind of represent the diamond anniversary and beautiful red and golden roses. This year’s florist Mark Held states, “I think we kind of got everything into the centerpiece. And we really worked hard on it, because we really wanted to express this is being a very special year,”

This year’s Golden Globes presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be a fantastic celebration. Tune in on January 7, 2018, on NBC with Seth Meyers hosting.

Recipes for Your Golden Globe Party

The official Cocktail for the Golden Anniversary. 

The Moët 75

4 oz. Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut champagne

1 oz. Volcan de mi Tierra tequila

2 oz. fresh blood orange juice

1 oz. honey

Shake tequila, fresh blood orange juice, and honey into a cocktail shaker and mix until honey is dissolved. Pour mixture into a modern tulip glass. Gently pour chilled champagne. Serve straight up and garnish with a candied blood orange or fresh blood orange slice.

Epicurious has a perfect Beet Risotto recipe for your Golden Globe party.

INGREDIENTS

    • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
    • 3 medium red or golden beets (about 1 pound)
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
    • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
    • 4 teaspoons white wine or Champagne vinegar, divided, plus more
    • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped parsley, divided
    • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese crumbled or parmesan cheese (optional)

PREPARATION

Bring broth and 5 cups water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer.

    1. Meanwhile, peel beets, then coarsely shred using a food processor fitted with the shredder attachment or the large holes of a box grater.
    2. Heat a large wide pot or sauté pan over medium-high. Cook butter and oil, stirring occasionally, until butter melts. Add onion and sauté until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add beets, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes more.
    3. Add rice and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes, then add 1 1/2 cups broth, 3 tsp. vinegar, and 1 tsp. salt. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring constantly, until liquid has evaporated. Continue adding broth, 3/4 cup at a time as the rice absorbs liquid, stirring constantly and simmering until rice is tender, 30–40 minutes; season with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper halfway through. About 2 minutes before rice is al dente, add cream, 2 Tbsp. parsley, remaining 1 Tsp. vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
    4. Divide among 4 plates or bowls, then top with goat cheese, if using, and remaining 2 Tbsp. parsley.

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Top Gifts and Lifestyle Needs

Top Gifts and Lifestyle Needs

Here are a few top items that will help with gift giving, beauty products for your celebrations, gift giving, and extra company in your home. You can find ingredients for recipes and beauty items included in our blogs. This is a fun way to get exactly what you need. Delivery to your door, wrapping is an option at the time of your order, and no hassle. Click the image you want to order and it is just a few clicks away. The very best for your lifestyle.

 

 

The Creation of the Sandwhich ~ National Sandwich Day

The Creation of the Sandwhich ~ National Sandwich Day

John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich,  he was the creator of the sandwich. He created the sandwich to solve the problem of being able to continuously gamble instead of stopping for supper. The sandwich today is the most popular lunchtime meal. This allows for us to keep working through the day without stopping. This day will bring the best sandwich deals for your enjoyment.

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  • Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop: free upgrade on your sandwich, from a small 9-inch to ma edium size 12-inch
  • Firehouse Subs: Coupons for free chips and drink on your next visit
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs: Monday – Thursday throughout November for your chance to win prizes of all kinds!
  • Schlotzsky’s: one free medium sandwich with the purchase of one at equal or greater value
  • Subway: buy a sub and a 30-oz drink, they will get a free sandwich. Subway will give a meal to Feeding America

You can celebrate by creating your own sandwich or sandwich bar for work on #NationalSandwichDay.

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Other great ideas to celebrate each meal with a sandwich. You can start with an egg, meat of your choice, cheese, and use toast, English muffins, bagels, or croissants. Lunchtime enjoys a favorite sandwich from peanut butter and jam to turkey ham sandwich. Dinner there is always a hot sandwich French dip, pulled BBQ pork, hamburger, or Monte Cristo sandwich.

Popular sandwiches include:

  • BLT
  • Philadelphia Cheesesteak
  • Club Sandwich
  • Dagwood
  • French Dip
  • Hamburger
  • Monte Cristo
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
  • Po’boy
  • Submarine
  • Tuna Fish Sandwich

Enjoy National Sandwich day. Please share your sandwich photo using #4ChionStyle and #NationalSandwichDay.

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Cheers to Art Basel Miami ~ Daniel Chimowitz

Cheers to Art Basel Miami ~ Daniel Chimowitz

In writing this article, I first found myself repeating what I wrote last year. I guess I really want you to understand how much I love being amongst fellow artists, art enthusiasts, and art. So instead of reiterating my love of Art Basel Miami, I am here to tell you which of the art I would want to rip off the wall and take home with me …AND to take you on a journey to the party splendor that glows within Art Basel Miami.

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In this concentrated sea of art, there is a hope that just around the corner displays a heart-stopping piece from one of my favorite artists or something new and amazing. I found 3 needles and a pair of shoes in this haystack of art.

Jean Dubuffet, The painter of all time. I dropped my jaw when I saw his paintings on the wall of the Landau Fine Art salon. Not only was I blown away by their beauty, I was shocked to see them in front of me, here at Art Basel, in Miami, when Jean Dubuffet worked diligently to keep many of his paintings together in his own Foundation in France, the Dubuffet Foundation. I went into a dreamlike state. I feel connected. His abstract lines and images appeal to the inner workings of my infamous crazy mind. It is as if Dubuffet was looking deep within me to calm me with the warmth of his pastels and deep-set figures. He is self-taught, famous within is home, France, and abroad. Cheers, Art Basel! For providing a venue where I can indulge in the art that I wouldn’t fathom seeing on the beach of Miami, and here I can go up to art and take a selfie, something impossible to do at his museum in Paris.

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Erró, a famed artist from Iceland, took center stage at the Convention Center.  In the U.S. we would call him a pop artist, taking what’s current and displaying it in an art form. His rendition of the war in the Middle East is definitely eye-catching. Lots of detail and strong imagery. I could have looked at it for hours, finding many hidden meanings among the paint. This Erró is all in grayscale, which makes it move thick and slow in my veins. For this visceral feeling, I have nominated to be amongst the greatest on my living room wall, though, because of the dark imagery my partner would sequester it into my studio. I can be inspired by it there, no problem. Who wants to gift this to my man cave?

The 3rd needle I found requires a jackhammer or just your average crowbar for me to take the art home. Chanoir is one of my favorite street artists. Again, Cheers, Art Basel! This time for Wynnwood, the place to see Street Art in all of its glory. Chanoir is living room approved! I love the never-ending use of color and happiness in his art. Looking on the walls he canvases, I feel the sugar rush from eating my imaginary bowl of everything I love that is filled with everything that is (quote) “bad” for you. Since I can’t quite take an original like this home with me, I can at least Like his Facebook page…and so can you: https://www.facebook.com/chanoir1980/ 

Now on to the festivities…

My shoes, yes my shoes always get more attention than anything else I’m wearing. That’s because I’m obsessed with Jeremy Scott’s designs, his are the only shoes I’ve worn for the last 3 years, minus a pair of Italian driving loafers. He is one of my favorite designers of all time, Alexander McQueen of course is my absolute favorite, but I will never meet him, unfortunately. So attending the Jeremy Scott party was The Highlight of my Basel (yes, I just possessed “Basel”).  It begins to rain les chats et les chiens as I saunter in with my Go for Gold with Latest Wings 3.0. The rain cleared the dance floor. The DJ didn’t stop and someone covers him so the party can go on! I take cover quickly and realize that I’m right next to Mr. Jeremy Scott. We take a photo, chat about his awesome work, and then about 25 of us flood the stage and dance in the rain. The staff is freaking, people are jumping in the pool. I’m freaking the stage and feeling thankful again. This time for Swarovski for making a mobile phone attachment that makes my photo of Jeremy Scott so dreamy.

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Another memorable event was the Ducati’s Scrambler party. I didn’t bring my Italian driving loafers to Miami this year, but I could smell the tasty Italian leather as I walked past a line of Lamborghinis outside the hotel, they were of all shapes and colors. One was painted in slated gold camouflage. [insert whistle] The attendees were beyond well dressed, Italy’s finest. Everyone I met could be a friend for life. Not sure why I’m mentioning this, maybe just to give you another side of Art Basel, or to keep the memory alive. Moving on…

Art Gaysel, definitely an honorable mention. It’s my fourth year at Art Basel and this year was the first that I found the subsection. Throughout Art Basel there seems to be something for everyone. I felt at home at the Hotel Gaythering’s Art Gaysel, back in the Castro in San Francisco where I grew up in the LGBT community. This painting is the only one that didn’t have a cock on it. Cheers!

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Happy Birthday Hauls

Happy Birthday Hauls

Birthdays are a wonderful time in life. Getting dressed up, sharing the day with friends, and loved ones. Freebies for your birthday are a lot of fun. You will gain all year access to great deals, reward programs, and freebies for your birthday for food and beauty.

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Great Food Birthday Opportunities: 

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Beauty Opportunities 

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Have a happy birthday and fun gathering your free birthday fun.

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Celebration Food & Wine Oscars® 2017 Governors Ball

Celebration Food & Wine Oscars® 2017 Governors Ball

Following the Oscars® celebrities like Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Casey Affleck will gather at the Governors Ball. This year the top in the food, pastry, and design gather to showcase their talents. This year is a “Magical Transformation.”

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Wolfgang Puck Oscars® Governors Ball

Chef Wolfgang Puck (23rd consecutive year), chef to the celebrities, will continue this year with whimsy and Hollywood glamour. He has a few traditions coming back with new additions. His executive chef works side-by-side with 300 chefs and 600 waiters to make sure that this evening goes off without a hitch. 

New menu items will include Moroccan spiced Wagyu short rib topped with a parmesan funnel cake; taro root tacos with shrimp, mango, avocado and chipotle aioli; gnocchetti with braised mushrooms and cashew cream; lobster corn dogs; made-to-order sushi, custom poke bowls and an array of shellfish; plus selections of Puck’s signature dishes such as smoked salmon Oscars®, chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles, 2,600 lb. ice raw bar with poke, sushi and shellfish, truffle popcorn, and baked macaroni and cheese. The bite-sized hors d’oeuvres and small plate entrées will pass throughout the evening. 

The cocktails and spirits the Oscar® winners and the guests will enjoy the evening theme. Piper Heidsieck champagne poured from Oscar® themed Magnum and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola wine. There will be three cocktails designed for Oscar® Gold that includes Hillhaven Lodge (director Brett Ratner’s Beverly Hills mansion’s name) Whiskey. The perfect combination for dinner and celebration.

What is dinner without dessert? Pastries prepared by the pastry team of Kamel Guechida, Monica Ng and Jason Lemmonier will make sure plenty playful innovative desserts for the evening celebration. This will include the much sought after 24 karat gold chocolate Oscar® statues, macaroons, lava cakes, seven flavors of gelato and sorbet, vanilla and red velvet waffles and Takoyaki cake balls. The chocolate buffet includes; caramel cappuccino Oscar® lollipops, Oreo cookie s’more domes and chocolate bonbons in “movie theater flavors” like Sour Patch Kids, Red Hots, and Goobers. A perfect ending to a night celebrating. 

The Academy’s Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the top-level of the Hollywood & Highland Center. Event producer Cheryl Cecchetto (her 28th year producing the Ball) along with her Sequoia Productions team will create a place to accommodate the expected 1500 guests from Oscar® recipients, nominees, and show presenters. The guest will enter the Ball, and “will transition from a dazzling sea of red to a tricolor motif of eye-popping gold and red on an infinite blanket of white. The unique design of the space has been meticulously created to celebrate Oscar® gold,” said Jeffrey Kurland.

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Mark Held of Mark’s Garden Academy Awards

Academy Awards Governors Ball floral arrangements by Mark Held of Mark’s Garden. He has provided beauty for the Governors Ball for the past 22 years. The room and tables filled with beautiful white and red roses and magnolias. This will bring the final touch of glamor in the decor.

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Cynthia Erivo Oscars® Governors Ball

The Governor, Kurland, works closely to oversee the menu, décor, and entertainment. This is Kurland’s eight year as the Governor. He is a costume designer and Oscar® nominee. Award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo is performing at the Governors Ball.

This year’s party is the celebration that is a Magical Transformation for Oscar Gold winners and guests. The 89th Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

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Golden Grandeur ~ Emmys® Governors Ball

Golden Grandeur ~ Emmys® Governors Ball

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69th Primetime Emmys®

Following the Emmys® celebrities like Tracee Ellis Ross, Lily TomlinElisabet Moss, Tituss Burgess, John Lithgow, and Denis O’Hare will gather at the Governors Ball. This year the top in the food, pastry, and design gather to showcase their talents over three evenings at the Governors Ball. This year’s theme is “Golden Grandeur.”

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2017 Governors Ball (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

“The 2017 Governors Ball and Creative Arts Governors Ball events will set the gold standard in terms of elegance and environmental sustainability – verifying the two concepts can be compatible,” said Governors Ball Committee Co-Chair, Barbara Cassel. The evening decor will be contemporary and dazzling. The elements of the evening include recycled, repurposed or bio-degradable.

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2017 Governors Ball (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The decor will use eco-friendly paint, all plants turned into mulch after the event, and the linens, tables, and equipment reused for future events. Sequoia Productions will make sure this is a zero waste evening.

2017 Governors Ball Executive Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Chef Joachim Splichal and Patina Catering (22nd consecutive year) serving a three-course meal. Executive Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil, brings the Golden Grandeur theme to the pastries masterfully. They will showcase produce at the peak of the season while using culinary sustainability. Patina Catering partners with L.A. Kitchen, a local nonprofit that believes no food go to waste, as well as donating food waste from the celebrations to local farms as compost for the next season of crops.

The menu includes:

2017 Governors Ball Last of the Heirlooms (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

First Course

Last of the Heirlooms Local heirloom tomatoes, dinosaur plum, red quinoa, charred leek vinaigrette, balsamic jelly, basils, and sea salt.

2017 Governors Ball Pan Roasted Filet Mignon (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Main Course

Pan Roasted Filet Mignon Mission figs, asparagus, purple marble potatoes, roasted red flame grapes, creamy horseradish purée, and whole grain mustard sauce.

2017 Governors Ball Alunga Brown Bar Dulce de leche  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Dessert

Alunga Brownie Bar Dulce de leche, roasted cherries, and cherry gel

Main course recipe for your evening glamorous party:

2017 Governors Ball Recipe (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

For the Beef:

Season the beef with salt and pepper, and sear in a pan with 2 ounces olive oil, until caramelized on all sides. Place in oven, and cook to an internal temperature of 128 degrees. Remove from oven cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes. For the Red Wine Sauce: Sauté the 4 tbsp finely chopped onion over low heat for 2 minutes, then pour in the red wine. Add the smashed garlic and thyme, raise the heat, and cook until the wine is reduced by half. Remove the pan from heat and stir in butter, followed by the mustard. Season with salt and pepper.

For the Grapes:

Arrange grape clusters on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in a 450-degree oven about 15 minutes, until skins are crisp, and grapes are slightly softened. For the potato purée: Bake the potatoes until cooked through, peel and pass through a strainer or food mill, and place in a sauce pot. Add cream, then add just enough milk to achieve a loose potato purée, then add butter, horseradish, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

For the Garnish:

Coat asparagus with olive oil and grill the asparagus over high heat for 5 to 8 minutes and cut into thirds. Wrap the purple potatoes in aluminum foil with a light coating of olive oil, salt and a branch of fresh thyme, then bake in a 325-degree oven until cooked, about 20 minutes.

To serve:

Spoon the horseradish potato purée onto the center of the plate. Slice the beef, and place 2 slices on each plate. Pour some red wine sauce over the beef. Garnish each plate with figs, purple potatoes, asparagus and a cluster of grapes. Sprinkle parsley on top.

2017 Governors Ball Sterling Vineyards (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The evening will have exclusive drinks, wines, and a custom bottle of Sterling Vineyards’ new luxury Cabernet Sauvignon, IRIDIUM. Fuji water will keep the guest hydrated through the evening with their exceptional water and custom straws.

2017 Governors Ball Ferrari Trento Vinyards (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Sterling Vineyards presents Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and Napa Valley Chardonnay. The Guests entering the Governors Ball will enjoy flutes of Ferrari Brut Trentodoc. Ferrari Trento Vineyards is organic certification awarded, keeping with the eco-friendly dinner. Charles Joly designed a signature Emmy cocktail featuring The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey. The signature Emmy® cocktail, Created in partnership with renowned director and producer Brett Ratner,  is a balanced combination of Hilhaven Lodge Fireside Whiskey, Absinthe, spiced pear liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. Throughout the evening, attendees will enjoy the Diageo Luxury Brands collection.

Emmys® 2017 Governors Ball Table Setting (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

This is the country’s largest sit-down dinner for 4,000 Emmy winners, nominees and entertainment luminaries. The evening will be glamorous after the Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys®.

Stephen Colbert Hosts The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. Photo: John Filo/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The 69th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on CBS. Stephen Colbert will serve as host.

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Setting a Beautiful Table

Setting a Beautiful Table

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Food is a sensory experience that should carry to the table setting. The menu, setting, and food should coordinate together to say exactly what your are serving. You want the food to present in an atmosphere that tells the same story.

Presenting your food is achieved by setting the proper tableware in the correct location for the meal experience. This provides for efficiency, geometrically pleasing, and effectiveness. Your simple table setting should be as follows:

  • Spoons and knife placed right of the plate 1″ from the edge of the table.
    • Soup spoon furthest from the plate
    • Teaspoon in the middle from the plate
    • Dinner knife to closest to the plate
  • Forks placed left of the plate 1′ from the edge of the table.
    • Salad fork furthest from the plate
    • Dinner fork closet to the plate
  • Napkins placement
    • Under the forks folder
    • Folded on top of plate
    • Set to the far left side of the place
  • Glass placement
    • Place to the right of the plate
    • Glasses should be set according to height
    • Cups and saucers place to the right of the spoons
  • Plates
    • Placed in the center of the place setting
    • Remember that food should be served on plates that enhance the food
    • Stack the dinner plate, bread plate, and soup bowl according to diameters
    • Plates can be plain with textures to add dimension
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Table Setting

Geometrics placing provides a balance to the visual ascetics as well as ease of use during the meal.

Table decor should flow with the meal served. This will proved a connection to the mood, food, and time of the year. Examples are:

  • Romance lace lines, soft candle light
  • Holidays
  • Seasons
    • Adding subtle seasonal colors keep the focus on the food
    • Natural items can bring a real seasonal feel
  • Keep table clothes white or pale neutrals
    • Keep the focus on the food
    • Do not distract from the visual appeal of the food
    • Textures can help with the sensory dining experience

When serving your dinner remember that it is a sensory experience from start to finish. The setting prepares the diners for a sensory dining experience.

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