Oscars 2019 - An Unforgettable Weekend Celebrating The Biggest Names in Hollywood
The Oscars are officially over and everyone is coming down from that award season high! Celebrating award-winning films from the previous years and leading up to the big event was just the start. We’ve rounded up the hottest celeb packed events leading up to the biggest night in film, and of course the after parties!
EcoLuxe Pre-Oscars Lounge:
Held at the luxurious Beverly Hilton Hotel, Veteran TV/Film product placement producer, Debbie Durkin, held her 12th Annual EcoLuxe Lounge, on February 22, 2019.
The Stardust Penthouse lined with top-tier talent and media while they checked out the latest products. The EcoLuxeLounge Pre-Awards Party is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, invitation-only event went to benefit
This year, Lady Victoria Hervey's Preserve Our Wild Foundation served as the charity partner while brand sponsors pamper and educated nominees and stars about luxury sustainable lifestyles.
Drip Hydration provided attendees with on-site IV therapy to prep for the busy weekend of events. Guests were able to enjoy beaths from Oxford UK DJG and premium cocktails from Blue Marble Cocktails or water courtesy of ICEAGE Glacial Water. Additional sponsors included: Bluebird Botanicals, Avahlee Luxury Medical Spa, Kimberly Friedmutter Celebrity Hypnotherapist & Author, Burnetie Shoes, Diamond Dentist, Bluebird Botanicals, MO' Eyewear, and more.
Adrienne Janic even gushed about how marvelous the event was, (as always!) “Wow! What a day and what a great event to kick off the Oscars! A HUGE THANK YOU to Debbie Durkin for putting on an amazing, fun & classy event! We had the BEST time! From lashes, cupcakes & champagne, meeting & dancing with DJG, being introduced to mojito in a cute little can (delicious), to the beautiful brunch spread by the Beverly Hilton Hotel…it was the perfect afternoon to celebrate awards season! Looking forward to the next one!”
Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala:
Held at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills the event honored Diane Meyer-Simon (Founder Award), Chief Oren Lyons (Icon Award), Beneficial State Bank (Resilience Partner Award), Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (Youth Leadership Award), The Solutions Project (People Award), Julia Jackson (Places Awards), and Creative Visions (Planet Award).
GRAMMY-nominated Robin Thicke brought the house down with a special performance which included his hit single “Blurred Lines.” Guests included: Amy Smart, Beau Mirchoff, Billy Zane, Carter Oosterhouse, Celeste Thorson, Cheryl Tiegs, Chevy Chase, Collins Key, Devan Key, Diane Warren, DJ Cassidy, Ed Begley Jr., Ed O’Neil, Fran Drescher, Frances Fisher, Goapele, Isaiah Washington, Jane Seymour, and more.
Generous sponsors of the event included Energy Independence Now and Toyota Mirai, Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Southern California Gas Company, EarthX, and UK distilled super premium gin Silent Pool Gin.
Elton John Parties for a Cause:
The Foundation has raised more than $406 million world-wide to challenge discrimination against people affected by the epidemic, and even raised $6.3 million this time around. However, Sir Elton John states more needs to be done.
“We’ve come an awful long way obviously I mean 27 years ago we never thought we’d be here. We never thought we’d come so far in treating this disease, but we still have a long way to go,” he told reporters at the event. “We have to get the medicine to the people who need it, we have to get the price of the medicines down, and more importantly as I say every year to you guys, we have to get rid of the stigma. But you know we’re slowly battling away and I’m still confident in a few years’ time, we’ll see the end of this,” he added.
Although there has been major success in fighting the disease, Sir Elton John’s husband David Furnish chimed in on where we stand with the epidemic.
“It’s the alarming rise of new infections amongst the young that shouldn’t be happening because with the tools available today if you’re positive and you’re properly medicated, you don’t pass the virus onto someone else and if you’re at high risk, you can take (inaudible). But the trouble is, the stigma that Elton’s discussed, the lack of access to healthcare, lack of access to testing and treatment, you’re seeing a huge bump in new infections in young people.”
As always, this party never disappoints! For the 15th year in a row, Crumble Catering‘s Chef Wayne Elias and business partner Chris Diamond were on deck to provide 1,000 five-course meals to attendees. Guests were able to nosh on: Parsnip Coconut Soup with Blood Orange, Braised Short Ribs, Pan Roasted Sea Bass topped with Heirloom Cherry Tomatos, Tomatillo, Cilantro, Melange, Sweet Corn Souffle, with Sofrito Sauce and Treviso Salad with Honey Vinaigrette, Candied Pecans, and Point Reyes Blue Cheese. Throughout the evening Sir Elton John himself took the stage for a riveting performance.
Vanity Fair: 10 Years in the Making:
Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. It’s an annual tradition in Hollywood on Oscar night for the Vanity Fair party t be THE party of the weekend! The star-studded bash is pure glam and over the top and always hosts the biggest names in Hollywood!