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Party Like An Oscar® Nominee

Party Like An Oscar® Nominee

Party Like an Oscar® nominee. Party Like an Oscar® nominee. Here are your dinner party ideas and recipes for a spectacular evening. Brining normalcy back after this year. The evening is at the Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

Party Ideas For Oscars®

You can celebrate this time with a great dinner party much like the nominees celebrities. Here are a few recipes for your dinner guests.

  • Smoked Salmon Oscar® with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche
  • Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • The Protagonist Cocktail

Party Recipes For Oscars®

Smoked Salmon Oscar with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche

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Ingredients
  • Oscar® Brioche
  • 1 loaf brioche
  • 1 cup dill cream (recipe below)
  • 1 lb. smoked salmon
  • 2 oz. Iranian Osetra caviar
  • Dill Cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T shallots, chopped
  • 1 T fresh dill, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cut the brioche into the shape of an Oscar statuette.
  2. Toast until golden.
  3. Spoon small amount of dill cream on the brioche (see below).
  4. Layer smoked salmon on top and garnish with caviar.
  5. Dill Cream
  6. Whisk ingredients together thoroughly. Pinch of salt and white ground pepper.
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Chicken Pot Pie

(recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck, adapted from “Wolfgang Puck Makes it Easy,” Rutledge Hill Press, 2004)

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into 1-inch chunks

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

1/2 pound organic red-skinned potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 pound organic carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1 sprig thyme

1 bay leaf

1 cup white wine

2 cups organic chicken stock

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream

1/4 cup dry sherry

1/2 cup shelled or frozen peas

Approximately 1/2 pound frozen puff pastry, defrosted following package instructions

1 cage-free egg

Ingredients

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and toss in a mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons of the flour until evenly coated. In a large skillet over high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the chicken pieces, reduce the heat slightly, and sauté, turning them occasionally, until light golden and thoroughly cooked, about 5 to 10 minutes. sing a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the remaining oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter to the pan, then add the potatoes, carrots, and onions and sauté until they begin to look glossy and bright, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, and bay leaf, and sauté, just until the vegetables begin to color slightly, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Add the wine, turn up the heat, stir and scrape with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan deposits, and simmer until the liquid reduces by about half, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and the 1 cup of cream. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat slightly, and simmer briskly until the liquid reduces by about half again and is thick and creamy about 15 minutes. Remove the sprig of thyme and the bay leaf. Stir in the reserved chicken pieces and the sherry. Stir together the butter and remaining flour and stir this paste into the mixture. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer to 4 large individual ovenproof 2-cup soup bowls, 4 ramekins of the same size, or a 2-quart baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the filling is cold, at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Make sure the puff pastry is no thicker than 1/4 inch. With the tip of a sharp knife cut the pastry into 4 circles that will overhang the rim of the serving bowls or ramekins by about half an inch; for a single large baking dish, cut 4 circles that will cover its top, or use one large sheet.

In a small bowl, beat together the egg and the remaining 1 tablespoon cream to make an egg wash. Brush the tops and outsides of the rims of the bowls. Place the bowls, ramekins, or baking dish on a baking tray and place the puff pastry circles on top, pressing them gently over the sides of the dishes. Pierce the tops with the tip of a paring knife. Brush the top of the pastry with egg wash. Carefully transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake until the filling is bubbling hot and the pastry is a deep golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes. Serve hot.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese (recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck)

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)

Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. While macaroni cooks, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a separate pot over low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Melt remaining butter in sauté pan. Add breadcrumbs and parsley. Toss to coat. Spread crumb mixture evenly over top of macaroni.
  6. 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 Protagonist

Ingredients

1/2 ounce Pimm’s The Original No. 1 Cup

3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

2 ounces Tonic Water

Sliced Cucumber and Borage Flowers for Garnish

Instructions

Combine Don Julio Blanco, Pimm’s, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Gently shake and roll in tonic water.

Pour over fresh ice in a Collins glass.

Garnish: Wrap thin cucumber slice around inside of glass and top with borage flowers.

Check out the Oscars® Live Sunday, April 25th at 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT on ABC. What is your pick of the night? Post our answer here.

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Spring Break Staycation ~ Phoenix Arizona

Spring Break Staycation ~ Phoenix Arizona

Spring Break Staycation time. As you manage work, schooling, and a new way of living a staycation can be a wonderful adventure. Arizona is home to great history, beauty, and top resorts in the world.

Taking a staycation with your children can be incorporated with their school work – history, geography, geology, and even math. Here is a great road trip for spring break or any weekend.

Spring Break Hotel

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Phoenix, AZ

A glorious resort in Phoenix nestle in the Tapatio Cliffs . This resort has comfort, COVID-19 protocols, and great entertainment. The comforts of home are here. A nice sitting room, and comfortable bedroom. The location is stunning for sunsets and sunrises. The several pools are accommodating for children and an adults only pool with a pool side bar.

Relaxing and enjoyment with spa, salon, and room service available. Take a moment to enjoy a desert and glass of wine on the patio or pool side. Experience the stunning outdoors with golfing, hiking, or the sun deck for evening sunrises. This location is prefect to venture and explore the great location around the state.

Spring Break Food

Staycations really need to have great food stops along the way.

Pappadeaux Phoenix, AZ
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Pappadeaux Dining

Southern food is comfort food. Pappadeaux is a generation to generation restaurant brings fresh seafood and Louisiana-style favorite to the plate. Attention to details and tradition brings the comfort food to your dinner plate. This is a great place to get family style for your picnic or party in your hotel room. Dinner this night is Shrimp Etouffee, green beans, fried crawfish with one of the 2.27 million baguettes they make each year. Curb side pick-up perfection, not one item missed. Dinner was delish.

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Andreoli Scottsdale, AZ

This is a home take on traditional Italian restaurant is popular with local. They have had many features including Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. This quant location serves as an Italian grocer and restaurant. You can cook your own or enjoy a home cooked meal.

They make everything from scratch including their own prosciutto, desserts, and homemade breads. The food is like walking into a great Italian home on Sunday. The food is a purest approach. If you are looking to mix and match your pasta this is not the location. They portion are fitting for one person not family style.

We enjoyed the Filetto Di Sogliola alla Mugnaia (fresh seafood), Gnocchi alla Corsara, and spaghetti with meat sauce. Dessert a must, the pasta is not over filling or heavy. We enjoyed chocolate mouse, coconut cake, and almond chocolate bark. The food is fresh and organic. The hand crafted pasta and food is by chef Giovanni Scorzo. He states on the web profile, “EAT the BEST FOOD IN THE WORLD and SHUT UP.”

The atmosphere is a true antique decor replicating any Italian grandmother’s living room. The family affair is felt within the staff as well.

Eclectic Cafe Tucson AZ

Eclectic Cafe in Tucson is “Where quiche meets enchilada.” The concept is a fusion of a variety of cuisines. The meal today includes vegan gazpacho (great summer treat chilled with garden fresh vegetables, Sherry’s shrimp salad, and Chicken Quesadilla. Took home a loaf of their zucchini bread, fabulous toasted with eggs for breakfast.

Mammoth Steak House and Saloon Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

This location is inside the The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine has great views of Superstition Mountains, food, and atmosphere. You can sit on the patio, at the bar, or inside. There is always a musician performing and has the real feel of the old town saloon. Enjoy a shot and a beer at the bar or a great meal.

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Sweet Country Charm Candy Shop

The smell of sweet permeates the parking lot. It is a quant cozy welcoming candy shop in Payson Arizona. This sweet shop is in the Swiss Village Shoppes. They have homemade fudge, gelato, locally roasted coffee, handmade organic chocolate truffles, popcorn bar, nostalgic candies, handmade gifts.

Spring Break Attractions

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Tucson Mission San Xavier del Bac

This mission is apart of the wonderful history in Tucson. The missions are a big part of the culture and religion in the Southwest.

Mission San Xavier del Bac, a historic Spanish Catholic mission, is 10 miles south of downtown. This mission on the Tohono O’odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation. This location began with Franciscan missionary Fr. Juan Bautista Velderrain beginning in 1783. This mission has been apart of the New Spain, Mexico, and the United States since construction began.

The mission presents shells as a symbol of pilgrimage. The Baroque architecture is traditional with marbling, faux doors, and other details. The mission represents the struggles that have been with the Southwest, living in harsh conditions, the changes in governments, fire, and earthquake.

Casa Grande Domes

This is fun spot to stop and see from your car. It is a no trespassing area that is very unsafe especially for young children. This location was the hopes and dreams of many that never came true. This location was for manufacturing of computers but was never completed. There is an eerie feeling here. You can hear the walls speak as if there was life there but really the life has been one of decay and destruction.

Spring Break Payson Arizona

Payson Arizona is about 89 miles from downtown Phoenix to Payson on highway 87. It is a great drive from the Sonoran Desert to the top of the Mongolian Rim. The change in climate, altitude (from 1100 to 5000 ft.), and from big city to small town. This town offers a real homie feel and great location for adventure. A great lake and park for picnics, photos, and more. The beauty is pristine with four seasons of recreational activities.

Spring Break Tonoto National Forest

This is a great day in the old west driving up Apache Trail, an old trade route. There is so much to see and experience here. There is the Elvis Church with some old scenery from old cowboy movies, and a small replica of in the area gold mining. The actual gold mining town The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. This location has great fun, shoot outs, and a train ride to the mine. It is the actual town prior to the mine flooding and the town shut down.

The road winds up to Tortilla Flat a small place with a gift shop and restaurant. This location was established as they built the Roosevelt Damn. The location has great water fun from boating, swimming, and kayaking. It is a breathtaking ride but well worth the journey.

Wonderspace Scottsdale AZ

Great interactive art at Wonderspace in Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. The art here is interactive, bigger than life, and digit. You experience a new reality from the artist creations. The art changes the frame of art to an endless pallet. The children enjoyed the exhibit. My favorite is a tie from Myrkvidr and Shigeto: Hovering.
The art on exhibit at this time is:

RAINBOW ROOMS ~ Pierre le Riche

Stimulates a dialogue about identity, exploring struggles of discrimination, acceptance, and masculinity

FUJI ~ Joanie Lemercier

Focuses on projection or light in space and is influence in our perception.

SEWING MACHINE ORCHESTRA ~ Martin Messier

12 antique sewing machines presents a 3 minute concert

PLUME ~ Ian Brill

This creation is an immersive, interactive dome of synchronized light and sound gestures.

HUMAN STUDY #1, 3RNP ~ Patrick Tresset

This exhibits allows the participant to have a portrait drawn by robots.

THANK YOU BAGS ~ Reed van Brunschot

This is displaced, daily life through transitional moment one in which a a given situation suddenly and unexpectedly changes.

MYRKVIÐR ~ Yasuhiro Chida

This is a circular hoop, not linear, rotates around in the piece to create the effect of immateriality.

KILLING TIME ~ Eric Mesplé

This combines Mesplé use of ferrofluid and metal work

OUR TOP 100 ~ Jody Servon

This is a community-built playlist consisting of songs and memories about songs shared by participants 

AYAHUASCA KOSMIK JOURNEY ~ Atlas V

This is a journey is from a mind-altering visual-aural journey of an ayahuasca ceremony.

MICROMONUMENTAL MAPPING, THE ESSENCE OF CREATION ~ Limelight

Created by a group of artists who specialize in projection mapping and light art. This uses the Greek god Apollo images built into the Lille Opera House.

LIGHT LEAKS ~ Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan

Created after McDonald noticed how environments that filled up his peripheral vision with light created a usually immersive mirrors.

A MIND SANG ~ Vier Nev

Short film on perception, rebirth, and transformation.

SHIGETO: HOVERING ~ Conor Grebel and 79Ancestors virtual reality

The virtual reality film inspired by how water came to earth.

A great place to visit and explore. There is so much more than just a desert in Phoenix, Arizona. What is your favorite location in the state of Arizona? Post your response here.

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“I Care A Lot”~ Are You Afraid?

“I Care A Lot”~ Are You Afraid?

I Care A Lot film by Netflix’s new movie starring Rosamund Pike. Rosmund Pike’s character Marla Grayson is one you want to hate and fight for during the movie, She is never afraid even in moments when she should be terrified.

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I Care A Lot: Rosamund Pike as “Martha”.

I Care A Lot Synopsis

Grayson has found a way to earn a living legally by being a guardianship for elderly. She is strong, confident, and has the trust of many making the decisions for these elderly clients. Her office wall is display of many who she has guardianships over. Her career she has developed that is morally questionable but legal. She convince one doctor to turn over her “golden ticket” guardianship.

Dianne Wiest playing Jennifer Peterson appears perfect on paper for guardianship. She is single, no family, and has money. Grayson gains guardianship over Peterson. She begins to sell her belongings. Little does she know Peterson is connected to the Russian mob boss Roman Lunyov, played by Peter Dinklage.

The story plot then splits in many directions from you loving Grayson and cheering her on as a boss lady, to hating Grayson, and the criminal aspect. Grayson believe in this country you have to be brave, stupid, ruthless, and focused. Playing fair and scared gets you no where.

Nasty people do terrible things in this wildly entertaining Netflix caper about guardianship fraud,” states, Jeannette Catsoulis from The NYTimes.

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I Care A Lot: Rosamund Pike as “Martha” and Dianne Wiest as “Jennifer”.

I Care A Lot Power Struggle

J Blakeson, director of the film, moves this film from boss lady to one woman who will do all that she can to be very rich. The character development is strong in the film. The film becomes lost in the three separate films all tied together with the theme of crime, passion, and power.

Blakeson directs the change from Grayson being all powerful over Peterson to being the underdog. The power Grayson presents with is one of a powerful caring business woman. The power shifts back and forth between Grayson and Lunyov. The end they join their powers together.

There are time the film feels similar to many powerful strong women films but you are questioning yourself on the morality at the ease she takes everything legally.

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I CARE A LOT (2021) Peter Dinklage as “Rukov” and Rosamund Pike as “Marla”.

I Care A Lot Are You Afraid?

Lunyov asks Grayson, “I am going to kill you now . . . you’re not afraid of death? Grayson answers, “Do you remember how scary it was in 1807? Me either because I was not alive yet. It will feel the same way when I am dead. Not even nothing why be scared of that.”

Her ability to not be afraid in the end gives her the win of being back in power. Legally making money being guardians with a large corporation gaining the wealth she always wanted in life. The twists and turns leaving some unpredictability in the plot.

In the end she remains ruthless, powerful, and someone who cares (so it appears).

Rosamund Pike is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The award season starts February 28, 2021 Golden Globe ceremony will air live coast to coast 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.

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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.

Scone City

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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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Angel Elsa Hosk Fantasy Bra

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.

Kylie Jenner is sporting the Zombie slippers in her Halloween dinner post on Instagram. Christmas Jammies is always a must on Christmas Eve.

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Get the best glitz and glam for your holiday event or gift giving.

Fashion and style for your holiday dinners, events, parties, and family gatherings.

Fun and games for your holiday parties, entertaining guests, or gifts.

This is a great time of year to get beauty kits, beauty products and a good time to have a few extra on hand for gift giving during the year. Get some great beauty tips here.

Hosting a holiday party, dinner, or just having friends stop by is the best part of the holidays. Here are some ideas to make your baking, gift giving and cooking easier.

Discounts and deals for your holiday needs from travel to products.

Burt’s Bees 

You can get $10 off your first purchase of $35 or more shop here

Priceline Deals

Priceline discount up to 60% off for you holiday travel needs, reserve here.

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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

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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

Denzel Washington accepting his Golden Globe Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

  • 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 LA Swim Week Photo Raymond L Forchion Jr.

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

Dustin Quick wearing Kicka Custom Design at Metropolitan Fashion Week

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Dustin Quick with Tammy Forchion at La Swim Week