Sundance-ing into the 7th Annual Eco Hideaway

The streets in Park City, Utah were buzzing with party goers, movie fanatics, ski bums, people pitching their documentaries or films, actors taking a break, and just everyone frolicking around in their cool cold weather gear. Connections were being made left and right, whether it be for love, a kiss, a memorable night, or business. People from major cities like NY, LA, and DC enjoyed the gifting suite lounges that offered food bites, a variety of new drinks, and the opportunity to discover new products.

This marks my 4th year at Sundance. One of my favorite suites returned, and this time the suite featured nonstop musical acts for three days straight. In celebration of Robert Redford’s 30th Anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival, the Eco Hideaway right on Main Street in Park City celebrated with music, film and eco-luxury!

Maitland Ward (Photo credit: Mary Ann Hess)

The host Debbie Durkin partnered with ReverbNation to bring an eclectic mix of over 40 musical acts that performed on the Seismic Audio powered stage including: The Command Sisters, Steve Hester and the DeJaVooDoo Band, Maddie Wilson, Hunter Beard, Andrew Ryan, Matt Mann and the Shine Runners, Brian Maw Band, Big A LTA & LTA Records, Route 11, Bboy Federation, Andy Frasco and his UN Band, Highway Run, Sil Shoda, Saul Kurtz, Scarlet Rain, Madi White Band, MP ?, with Utah DJ JESSE JAMES and The Voice’s Jared Blake. 

Jason Ritter (Photo credit: Mary Ann Hess)

As we enjoyed cocktails and food bites, we watched some talented break dancers as OC Hair & Makeup beautified us for the night with bolder eyes. Located in Laguna Beach, their company travels to you for any beauty occasion and specializes in hair, makeup, and tanning. For the past ten years, they have made their way all over LA to primp and pamper clients before red carpet events, film, TV, and special events.

My favorite luxurious Minky Couture plush blankets were on hand and fun, wild “Spirit wear” Sundance style furry hats were being tried on by many thanks to SmartScarf by FurFrenzy. Incredibly designed jewelry by Deborah Gaspar was being ogled by all. My new favorite discovery was Youngevity Mineral Makeup 100% pure since they don’t use unnecessary additives found in most mass-produced products. Their blush and eye shadow feel like you aren’t wearing makeup at all.

Patricia Arquette (Photo credit: Paul Best)

Other brands that sponsored the event included Marisa Kenson Collection—MK CollaborativeThe Spa at Stein Eriksen LodgeSeismic Audio; glamping vacations by Under Canvas; daily hot and cold organic buffet from Whole Foods Market PARK CITY; Udis Organic Granola; along with Tito’s Handmade Vodka Gluten-Free Bloody Mary bar; Stella ArtoisGoGo SqueeZRepurpose CompostablesThe Way TV Charity and more.

The invitation only event hosted celebrities and filmmakers including: Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Elle Fanning, Gilles Marini, Richard Schiff, Sheila Kelly, Elijah Wood, Maitland Ward, Melanie Lynzkey, Jason Ritter, Lane Garrison, Flea, George Takei, Matt Scannell, Vinessa Shaw, Patricia Arquette and more!

Left – Gilles Marini, Center – Elle Fanning and Flea, Right – Patricia Arquette

Highlights included Elle Fanning and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers chatting about their new movie with Eco Hideaway PARK CITY producer Debbie Durkin. Richard Schiff & Sheila Kelly snagged a luxury glamping vacation from Under Canvas at Eco Hideaway. Gilles Marini stocked up on blankets from Minky Couture & jewelry from Deborah Gaspar. Patricia Arquette received skincare tips from the Spa at the Stein Erikson pop-up. Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss & Krysten Ritter hung out between interviews while Elijah Wood sipped on a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail in a Repurpose Compostable cup. Melanie Lynskey had her hair touched up by OC Hair & Makeup while boyfriend Jason Ritter hit the Whole Foods PARK CITY buffet. Maitland Ward braved the cold in her FurFrenzy Smart Scarf and Camp X Ray’s Lane Garrison learned some fashion tips from designer Marisa Kenson from MK Collaborative.


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