American Ballet Theatre’s Annual Holiday Gala Returns to The Beverly Hilton

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to witness the American Ballet Theatre performing excerpts from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake? Just entering The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills makes you feel like the holidays exist in Los Angeles. Skinny white Christmas trees dangle with faux icicles. A dancer dressed as a toy soldier flits around to take photos with guests. Bulbous … Continue reading American Ballet Theatre’s Annual Holiday Gala Returns to The Beverly Hilton

Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Emmy Lounge Shined with Luxury

On Friday, September 20th, the sun shined on Debbie Durkin’s 13th Annual EcoLuxe Endless Summer Festival, a sparkling brunch honoring the primetime TV Emmy Award nominees.  The garden of the Beverly Hilton Hotel never looked more elegant, lined with uber-luxurious gifting tables and celebs floating among angel wing cannabis flower arrangements by Leslie Monroy. Angel-styled staff dressed in Bohemian white chiffon dresses poured champagne for … Continue reading Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Emmy Lounge Shined with Luxury

American Ballet Theatre brings the Holiday Spirit to LA

It may never snow in Los Angeles, but the American Ballet’s Theatre‘s Annual Holiday Benefit reminds us there is joy in the winter season. The festive holiday evening December 17 at the Beverly Hilton started with a cocktail hour with light bites as guests eagerly waited to be seated for dinner and intimate dance performances. As the Master of Ceremonies, Jennifer Garner enthusiastically and joyfully … Continue reading American Ballet Theatre brings the Holiday Spirit to LA

Big Brothers Big Sisters LA Sets Fundraising Record at Big Bash 2018

Once again, LaLaScoop was on hand to witness another million-dollar event in Beverly Hills. Well… $1,007,373 to be exact. That’s the total amount raised at auction Friday night, October 19, at the Beverly Hilton for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) when they honored outstanding members of the Los Angeles community at their annual Big Bash Gala. The amount was a new record for BBBSLA, … Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters LA Sets Fundraising Record at Big Bash 2018

Habitat for Humanity LA Builders Ball 2018

Habitat for Humanity held their LA Builders Ball on September 27th, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This annual event celebrates those in the building and real estate industry working with Habitat LA who are helping transform the landscape of Los Angeles. Partners and donors also joined in the evening to raise awareness and funds to help them reach their goal of … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity LA Builders Ball 2018

Eco-Luxe lounge pampers guests before TV’s biggest night

Awards Season in Los Angeles begins with many parties leading up to the big event, and this time the 70th Emmy Awards had LA abuzz. Television and film producer Debbie Durkin hosted her 12th Pre-Awards Lounge to honor guests. On Friday, September 14 the Eco-Luxe Lounge at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills celebrated, honored, and pampered stars, nominees, and creative talent who work behind-the-scenes in … Continue reading Eco-Luxe lounge pampers guests before TV’s biggest night

A Million Dollar Boomtown Gala Benefitting SHARE Inc.!

The 2018 Boomtown Gala raised $1 million for SHARE Inc. in an unforgettable evening of rhinestones, cowgirls, music, glamour, and giving! On Sunday, May 20th, guests donned their finest cowboy boots, glitzy cowboy hats, turquoise jewelry, and silver spurs, to mosey into The Beverly Hilton Hotel for this incredible event.  Held annually to raise funds for this meaningful organization, the Boomtown Gala is a silent auction … Continue reading A Million Dollar Boomtown Gala Benefitting SHARE Inc.!

Celebrities & Champagne Sparkled at The 2018 EcoLuxe Pre-Oscars Luxury Lounge

On Friday, March 2nd, event producer extraordinaire Debbie Durkin brought out all the stops at her 2018 Pre-Oscars Celebrity Garden party – it was an afternoon of luxury gifting, fabulous music, gourmet food, and high-profile talent.   The Beverly Hilton was buzzing as the energetic music from the event permeated the marble lobby.  UK DJG was in the house spinning, setting the tone for the … Continue reading Celebrities & Champagne Sparkled at The 2018 EcoLuxe Pre-Oscars Luxury Lounge

American Ballet Theater hosts annual holiday benefit

Another beautiful evening at the Beverly Hilton occurred December 11 with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) reminding us that the holidays are actually near in 80 degree Los Angeles. The magic of the ballet transported me back to childhood holidays in the east coast. Each act of grace and nimbleness and poise captured our attention over dinner. From Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, I Feel the … Continue reading American Ballet Theater hosts annual holiday benefit

Women Find a Home – and Find Themselves – at Friendly House

It was an honor to attend The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House 28th Annual Awards Luncheon for my second year in a row…  It was inspiring and refreshing to spend the afternoon in the presence of sober women with such strength and courage, of celebrities with such generosity, and of an organization filled with such empowering leaders. On October 28, 2017, six hundred guests were treated … Continue reading Women Find a Home – and Find Themselves – at Friendly House