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Chef de Cuisine Vinzone Fig & Olive
BREAKING BREAD WITH THE STARS AT DORIS BERGMAN’S ELEVENTH ANNUAL VALENTINE ROMANCE PRE-OSCAR® STYLE LOUNGE & PARTY AT FIG & OLIVE
by Bonnie Carroll
It was an amazing afternoon for invited VIP guests at the newly remodeled Hollywood Hotspot Fig & Olive on Melrose Place who were attending the 11th Doris Bergman Annual Pre-Oscar® Style Lounge and Party honoring the upcoming 91st Annual Academy Awards®. Over 100 of Hollywood’s finest turned out to celebrate and pay homage to the film industry’s Oscar® Nominated actors, former Oscar® winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPS. This highly anticipated invitation-only event, hosted by JONATHAN SWEET OF BUILDING FOR THE STARS and presented by BUYWINE.COM & PRECIOUS VODKA, featured an incredible array of fashion for him and her including couture gowns, bespoke tuxedos & suits, hand-rolled cigars, tech accessories, the finest in beauty, skin & hair care, stunning jewelry collections, gorgeous accessories, French perfume, designer handbags, CBD products, Napa Valley wines, luxury home décor, exotic culinary spices, gourmet cuisine, unique spirits, delectable sweets and more.
Chef de Cuisine Gianbattista Vinzoni of FIG & OLIVE’s West Coast flagship location on Melrose Place and his staff prepared and presented a variety of beautiful hors d' oeuvres, a delicious luncheon, made with an organic ingredient focus, followed by petit apple tarts and mascarpone with fresh fruit pastries as a sweet finale. As always the service was outstanding. The dining room was overflowing with celebs and media sharing Oscar news and savoring the food and weekend Academy Award excitement.
Gathering Gifts were Donovan Carter, Kirby Loft and Kheng Hua Tan
Those perusing the excitement filled Bergman event at Fig & Olive included Award-Winning Actors, Esai Morales and Christopher McDonald who joined former Oscar Nominee Bruce Dern, Chris Browning (BOSCH), Diedre Hall (Hollywood Icon/”Days of Our Lives”), Jackson Dunn, (Star of Sony Pictures “Brightburn”), Jon Mack (“Pandora’s Box), Kheng Hua Tan (“Star of 2019 Golden Globe Nominated Film “Crazy Rich Asians”), Lydia Cornell, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Campion (“Fuller House”), Rex Lee (“Young & Hungry”), Teilor Grubbs (“Hawaii Five-O”, , Hollywood Icon Tristan Rogers, Jenni Farley (“Jersey Shore Family Vacation”), Comedian Judy Tenuta, Candace Rice (“Floribama Shore”), Elena Samodanova (“Dancing With The Stars/”So You Think You Can Dance”), Vincent Spano (“Alive”), Award-Winning Actor William McNamara (“Copycat”), Ryan Ochoa (“Pair of Kings”), Donovan Carter & Kris D. Lofton (HBO’s “Ballers”), as well as a cadre of celebrities and industry VIPS who were treated to the best of the best!
Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites News was pleased to join a bevy of guests who made a monitary donation to Wednesday's Child at Bergman's fabulous Pre-Oscar Luncheon. Guests were invited to make monetary donations and/or donated unwrapped gifts for young adults (ages 13-18) for a Post-Holiday Gift Drive benefitting ‘Wednesday’s Child’ -- a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families. “In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 30,000 children receiving child welfare services,” says social worker, Dr. William Wong. Bergman always invites beloved foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it feels like to be treated as a VIP. http://www.foxla.com/wednesdays-child
Gifting Sponsors Diamond Veneer - Montecristo Social Club - Art Lewen Bespoke
Gifts and services for this year's event were provided by: Jonathan Sweet of Building For The Stars, Buywine.com, Precious Vodka, Montecristo Cigars, Quantum Rejuvenation, Milena’s Boutique, CURTIS & Co. Timepieces, La Cristallerie des Parfum de Paris, Free Bird Remedies, Lasio Hair Care, Beauty Kitchen, S&G THESIGN, Twisted Silver Jewelry, My Saint, My Hero Bracelets, Zirconmania & Diamond Veneer, Timmy Woods Designer Handbags, Sue Wong Couture Gowns & Fragrance, Sugar Me Life, Hint Water, Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos, Spa Girl Vodka, Rock Your Hair, Author Kathleen Heim “The Rules of Nines,” Olecea Beaute, LiquidNano, Junkless Granola Bars, Chapstick, Canteen Wine, Kam Shield, Canteen Wine, Dragon Island Spice Co., Vita Coco, Author Scott Kelley, “We All Die Young,” and VIP Gift Bags provided by BELLA MAGAZINE.