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

Awards Season Began in Luxury at the ECOLUXE Lounge Pre-Emmys Party!

It’s hard to believe that the 2017 Emmy Awards breezed in and out last weekend – the first of an ever-exciting awards season!  And I got to kick it all off with my friend Debbie Durkin at her exclusive ECOLUXE Lounge Pre-Emmys Party! On Friday, September 15th, celebs stepped from the red carpet into ultimate luxury in The Beverly Hilton‘s newly renovated Wilshire Garden.  Surrounded … Continue reading Awards Season Began in Luxury at the ECOLUXE Lounge Pre-Emmys Party!

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Beverly Hilton’s Aqua Star Babor Beauty Spa

GLOWING and refreshed! That is how I left the Aqua Star BABOR Beauty Spa in Beverly Hills. This full service spa will transform and relax you. Their steam room was the perfect place to unwind, recharge, and begin this facial. Before my treatment I relaxed in the midcentury modern lounge in my plush robe, and of course sampled cookies made by the chef while downing strawberry cucumber … Continue reading Beverly Hilton’s Aqua Star Babor Beauty Spa

The EcoLuxe Lounge celebrates the Emmys

Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Luxury Lounge was at it again Saturday, September 17 helping celebs and tastemakers learn about new sustainable products, luxury items and services while enjoying a farm-to-table European Brunch from Chef Alberico in celebration of the 10 year Pre-Emmys event Anniversary. Guests  enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and beverages on the Beverly Hilton rooftop. In celebration of the 68th Emmy Awards, the exclusive gifting lounge … Continue reading The EcoLuxe Lounge celebrates the Emmys

American Ballet Theatre hosts 75th Anniversary Holiday Benefit

Sponsored by the famed diamond jeweler Harry Winston and Lloyd E. Rigler of the Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation, the American ballet dazzled our senses December 7 at the Beverly Hilton making us feel like Christmas was in the LA air. Putting us in the holiday spirit, the American Ballet Theatre celebrated its 75th anniversary with a one-night only special performance. Dancers Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland … Continue reading American Ballet Theatre hosts 75th Anniversary Holiday Benefit

Great Futures for the Boys and Girls Club of America

The Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) is currently celebrating an impressive 100-plus years providing professional adult mentors to 4 million in-need youth annually. Through membership and outreach programs, the Club strives to help young people become productive, compassionate, and responsible adults. This year’s Great Futures Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel honored Evander Holyfield, five-time world heavyweight boxing champion. Touching stories filled the … Continue reading Great Futures for the Boys and Girls Club of America

Peggy Albrecht Friendly House Awards Luncheon

“Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient” seems like a perfect quote to sum up the work that Friendly House has done for over 64 years. The 26th Annual Awards Luncheon honored television personality, designer and actress, Kelly Osbourne, singer-songwriter, musician, DJ Moby, and LA Councilman Herb Wesson this past Sunday, October 18. The oldest recovery home and first residential program in the country for women recovering from alcohol and … Continue reading Peggy Albrecht Friendly House Awards Luncheon

Big Brothers Big Sisters 60th Anniversary

An organization that has helped thousands of children by allowing many kids to have hope and faith in a solid caring figure in their lives, Big Brothers, Big Sisters celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Beverly Hilton with many moving stories. Awards were given to recognize individuals who are inspiring and positive role models to our youth. Suzanne de Passe, Co-Chair of de Passe Jones … Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters 60th Anniversary

The EcoLuxe Lounge Salutes the Oscars

Once again, LA’s leading sustainable TV/film product placement producer Debbie Durkin along with REVELE PR coordinated and organized a luxury hospitality lounge at the Beverly Hilton’s Stardust Penthouse coinciding with the 2015 Oscars to honor the nominees.  During the day guests mingled and learned about new products they could sample or take home, while many returned for evening festivities on the chilly starlit rooftop with a … Continue reading The EcoLuxe Lounge Salutes the Oscars

2014 Hero Dog Awards will Premier on the Hallmark Channel

This past Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, they should have put Kleenex boxes at every fancy dinner table, so guests could wipe their tears as they heard the heart wrenching and inspiring stories of dogs that have shown sacrifice, bravery, and loyalty as they have faithfully helped humans, in far more capacities than I could imagine. Beautiful dogs in all shapes and sizes, even some … Continue reading 2014 Hero Dog Awards will Premier on the Hallmark Channel