It's my favorite time of the year. Fashion week has kicked-off and awards season has begun. This leads me to one of my favorite events of the year, Debbie Durkin's EcoLuxe Celebrity Lounge Pre-Emmys event, and this year did not disappoint with a whimsical #ChristmasinSeptember theme.
The first thing I noticed when I walked into the event was the awesome music that created the perfect ambiance for a day of mixing and mingling with celebs, designers, media, and more. Big thanks to DJ Mike Shay, of Superbox Music and Vanderpump Rules, for always making it the best event.
The next thing I noticed was the must-have item of the day, luggage by Chariot Travelware. I scored an over-sized leopard-print suitcase that is perfect for extended stay travel or lugging my wardrobe, make-up, and other toiletries around L.A. as I run from gig to gig.
The other notable highlight was the Fete Today wine. It has a crisp and refreshing taste that perfect for pairing with appetizers and meals during the upcoming holiday season.
See below for photos and full scoop on the event:
HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 20, 2015: With Christmas just 95 days away, LA's leading sustainable TV/film product placement producer Debbie Durkin turned a hot summer day into a winter wonderland for her annual EcoLuxe Loungeat The Avalon in Hollywood!
Emmy nominated guests included Beau Bridges (Emmy Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for Showtime’s Masters of Sex), Khandi Alexander (Emmy Nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama for ABC’s Scandal), Naomi Grossman(Emmy Nominated for Outstanding mini series or movie for American Horror Story) and Abigail Savage (of the Emmy Nominated Comedy series Orange Is The New Black)!
In the spirit of giving, ECOLUXE collected unwrapped toys that were donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Los Angeles, a non-profit dedicated to making medical miracles possible for more than 1 million children and counting. Also on hand, ECOLUXE hosted a WIREIMAGE Holiday Portrait Studio where celebrities posed with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Other notable attendees included: Elliot Gould (Ray Donovan), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Adina Porter (True Blood), Kym Whitley (Comedian),Tonya Banks (Little Women: LA), Ken Davitian (The Artist), Scheana Marie Shay (Vanderpump Rules), Katie Malone (Vanderpump Rules), Destin Pfaff & Rachel Federoff (Millionaire Matchmaker), Emmy Kenney(Shameless), George Newbern (Scandal), Heather McComb (Ray Donovan), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Miles Brown (Blackish), Nichelle Hines (E’s Hollywood Cycle), Nicholas Guest (Sons of Anarchy), Patrick Gallagher (Longmire),Peter Mackenzie (Blackish), Richard Portnow (Parks & Rec),Ray Santiago (Starz series ASH VS EVIL DEAD), Scott Michael Campbell (Longmire), Sean Stewart (E!'s Stewarts & Hamiltons), Shar Jackson (Moesha), Whitney Rose Pynn(NBC’s Aquarius) and vine stars Alx James, Zane Hijazi and David Dobrik .
ECOLUXE host How2Girl Courtney Sixx stopped by to create DIY Holiday Ornaments with celebrity guests and families. The decorated Christmas trees were donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Los Angeles.
Talent, media and VIP’s enjoyed Christmas music from DJ Mike Shay of Superbox Music and Vanderpump Rules took home spectacular pieces from both Ammanii Jewelry and AmyMarieRadzik Jewelry, suitcases in a variety of sizes from Chariot Travelware, picked up new the latest styles from Burnetie Shoes, enjoyed the JacobXJordan Urban Style Loungefeaturing Sen Couture, got their makeup and hair done from MUA Victoria Rowe & GLAM Squad, picked up wine fromFete Today, met the fabulous owners and played with CUSTOS in the award-winning Camp Run-A-Mutt South Bay cage-free doggie daycare and boarding and met with Tranquil Pet, learned about Resqme Lifesaving Tools all while snacking on Sugar And Spyked Holiday Desserts Bar, Rounds Premium Burgers, S'More Bakery, Infiniti Sweets Holiday Candy Bar, Smoked Fusion BBQ Catering served on Repurpose Compostables line of sustainable tableware! Guests also enjoyed refreshing drinks from Hint Water, NEON energy drink, and Southmore Group and took home gift bags filled with treats from Modern Oats, Pop Chips, YOOT TEA, Justin’s and more!
Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge was held on Saturday, September 19th from 11am to 6pm at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA.
For more information: visit durkinentertainmentgroup.com, follow @producerdeb or #EcoLuxeLounge
PHOTO CREDIT: VIVIEN & PAUL BEST