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Roaring 20’s Party – El Segundo, CA

Roaring 20's Party - El Segundo, CA

“Winner, winner, chicken dinner!” The only thing better than playing in a Texas hold’em tournament at the Automobile Driving Museum’s Roaring 20s Party, is winning the Texas hold’em tournament. One of my clients told me about this museum. It a great little secret hidden in an industrial park a few blocks from LAX. A lot […]


Hamptons in LA Party – Encino, CA

Hamptons in LA Party - Encino, CA

Last Sunday, James Harris and David Parnes threw another great theme party for their show Million Dollar Listing on Bravo….”Hamptons in LA.” BBQ, oysters and synchronized swimmers….yes, “synchronized swimmers”….nope…not hokey at all…they were magical. I had a great time. Thanks for the invite guys.


Supernova MMA Fight Night – Ontario, CA

Supernova MMA Fight Night - Ontario, CA

Godfrey, Candace and I decided to participate in the decline of western civilization and turned out to support a cage fight extravaganza in Ontario, CA this weekend. King of The Cage presented “Supernova” at the Citizens’ Bank Arena…three main events, two featured fights and a bunch of minor match-ups. There was lots of action and […]


Jessica & Brian’s Wedding – Scottsdale, AZ

Jessica & Brian's Wedding - Scottsdale, AZ

Congratulations, Jessica & Brian! You put together a lovely event. I loved the ceremony, the toasts and both the cakes Brooke’s mom made…delicious! You are both wonderful people, and I wish you both all the best for your life together. Photos taken at Scottsdale Bible Church, Boojum Tree and Montelucia Resort.


Monte Carlo Night – La Canada, CA

Monte Carlo Night - La Canada, CA

La Canada’s 52-year old Community Scholarship Foundation held their annual Monte Carlo Night this weekend. Proceeds from the benefit go to fund college scholarships for promising, young people. Mike and Sandy Kobeissi hosted at their hillside, Mediterranean estate. There were games of poker, bunco, roulette, black jack and craps…all held under the stars during a […]


Marina Sailing Daysail – Marina Del Rey, CA

Marina Sailing Daysail - Marina Del Rey, CA

My calendar cleared up, and I suddenly found myself enjoying a daysail out of Marina Del Rey on a 32′ Beneteau with Cap’n Frank, Dan, Kim, Emily and Yuri. It was a perfect day…no dolphins on this trip, but we did see some sea lions chillin’ in the bay. If you are interested in learning […]


Lamborghini Huracan Test Drive Event – Malibu, CA

Lamborghini Huracan Test Drive Event - Malibu, CA

Ok. First let me say, I need to go to Malibu more often. I took the top down and cruised up PCH to a Lamborghini test drive event. The coast was beautiful, and it was an amazingly perfect Southern California day. I shouldn’t need a special event as an excuse to visit one of the […]


Havana Nights Party – Sunset Strip, CA

Havana Nights Party - Sunset Strip, CA

Million Dollar Listing stars David Parnes and James Harris hosted an amazing Havana Nights themed white party Friday night at their $15,999,000 contemporary modern listing just above the Sunset Strip. What great hospitality! Cigar bar, mojito bar, tequila bar, appetizers, artisanal chocolates, dancing and a great latin band. It was kickin! For more info on […]


USC v. Arizona Homecoming Game – Exposition Park, CA

USC v. Arizona Homecoming Game - Exposition Park, CA

I missed my 30-year reunion the night before, but I did make game day. Richard Sonheim and I joined his son Robert Sonheim, ’87 and his wife Kristina for some homecoming day tailgating. We partied before the game with Terry, Vince, Jeff, Samantha, Randy, Ryan and others who came to hang out. USC had an […]


Estate Sale Company Showroom Opening Party – Los Angeles, CA

Estate Sale Company Showroom Opening Party - Los Angeles, CA

Last night Nizi Swanson and I were guests of Tricia Beanum as she celebrated both a birthday and the grand opening of her beautifully curated showroom of vintage art, furniture, decorative items, clothing and jewelry. It was a balmy summer evening, and the event attracted a chic and convivial crowd. Some of the folks we […]


BodyTraffic Dance Showcase & Reception – Beverly Hills, CA

BodyTraffic Dance Showcase & Reception - Beverly Hills, CA

Last night The Agency hosted a showcase and reception for the contemporary dance company BodyTraffic. The group performed a number of selections chosen from longer works, and they held us all captivated. I enjoyed meeting the company’s leaders Tina Berkett and Lilian Berbeito…charming ladies. Nigel Lithgoe (So You Think You Can Dance) grabbed my camera […]


San Marino Motor Classic, San Marino, CA

San Marino Motor Classic, San Marino, CA

I love beautiful cars. Ron Recasner and I headed out to San Marino Sunday to check out the San Marino Motor Classic. We hung out a little with the guys from Galpin Premier Collection and checked out the whole show. There were classics, exotics, electric cars, luxury cars, muscle cars, steam powered and novelty cars. […]


Todd Karr’s 50th Birthday Party, Los Angeles, CA

Todd Karr's 50th Birthday Party, Los Angeles, CA

Last night was magician/author Todd Karr’s 50th birthday celebration. It was held at his home, The Invisible Mansion, a beautiful & historic craftsman-style magician’s lair hidden somewhere in LA. We enjoyed some cocktails, fireworks and a magic show which included a performance by one of my oldest friends, Christopher Hart. Chris is best known for […]


Sexy Salsa Showcase – Encino, Ca

Sexy Salsa Showcase - Encino, Ca

Sunday night, I joined some friends at Rain nightclub in Encino where we watched some novice and expert dancers perform in the Marisa Hamamoto hosted Sexy Salsa Showcase. My buddy Godfrey Verdade was in Marisa’s beginners’ class and showed us his newly acquired fancy footwork. Bravo. Most of the performances were salsa, but there were […]


Roar Shack Presents, “Never the Same” – Ecko Park, CA

Roar Shack Presents, "Never the Same" - Ecko Park, CA

David Rocklin hosted a writer’s showcase featuring readings, improvisational short stories and a little music Sunday evening at the Roar Shack, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd. We heard from Jane Rosenberg LeForge, Pedram Navab, Jessica Ceballos, Toni Ann Johnson and musical guest Eddie Moffett. Jane just published her first novel, a fairy tale/memoire mash-up inspired by […]


Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year – Aaron Levie – USC

Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year - Aaron Levie - USC

USC’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program awarded Aaron Levie, founder of Box, it’s Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award Wednesday night. Box is a leader in the online data storage and enterprise software business. Levie got a B on his business plan in college, received early financing from Billionaire Mark Cuban, and dropped out to run the […]


Bellagio Place Estate Wrecking Ball Party – Bel Air, CA

Bellagio Place Estate Wrecking Ball Party - Bel Air, CA

Jay Belson Development hosted a wrecking ball party Saturday night to launch the eminent demolition of a dated sprawling ranch-style home located on a promontory at the end of a private drive on a cul-de-sac in Bel Air. They plan to build a spectacular contemporary modern estate designed to maximize the enjoyment of the site’s […]


Sailing In French Polynesia

Sailing In French Polynesia

I had a great trip!   I joined my Mom and some of her friends for a few days in Tahiti and Moorea,  a couple of days in a resort in Raiatea and a week sailing around Taha’a and Bora Bora.   Then, we stayed an extra day back in Tahiti and had a luxurious spa day in Waikiki […]


King Harbor Day Sail – Redondo Beach, CA

King Harbor Day Sail - Redondo Beach, CA

Another perfect Sunday! I hung out with some awesome people this weekend. Marc & Teresa Forster invited a few folks to enjoy a cruise around the bay and a little BBQ on their well-outfitted 32-ft Catalina sloop, the Sweet Tea. We had beautiful weather and an accommodating breeze. Ryan took us out to Palos Verdes, […]


Beautify Lincoln Mural Project – Lincoln Blvd – Santa Monica, CA

Beautify Lincoln Mural Project - Lincoln Blvd - Santa Monica, CA

Bring your camera next time you visit Santa Monica, because the creative folks at Beautify Earth have transformed the street into a permanent art walk. Donors, working with artists and business owners, have created a series of bold, optimistic murals where only blank, graffiti magnet walls used to be. According to Beautify Earth’s website, participating […]


Children’s Lifesaving Foundation Champagne Brunch – Malibu, CA

Children's Lifesaving Foundation Champagne Brunch - Malibu, CA

The CLF hosted a charity brunch Saturday in Malibu to raise money to send 500 kids, living in homeless shelters, to summer camp. Arianna Huffington was the featured speaker. She touched on themes in her new book Thrive, about how to achieve a meaningful and fulfilling life. She was inspiring, as was her sister Agapi […]


Beverly Hills Centennial Block Party – Rodeo Drive

Beverly Hills Centennial Block Party - Rodeo Drive

The City of Beverly Hills threw itself a huge 100th birthday party Sunday afternoon. Rodeo Drive was turned into a block party with food by Beverly Hills’ top restaurants, rides for the kids and carnival games. The Luxe Hotel provided birthday cake for 15,000! 20 dance troupes performed, and Motown legend Martha Reeves headlined on […]


Minotti Designer Penthouse Unveiling Party – Carlyle Residences – Westwood, CA

Minotti Designer Penthouse Unveiling Party - Carlyle Residences - Westwood, CA

The contemporary modern furniture company Minotti has been having some success partnering with luxury home developers. They have been providing furniture not merely to stage the home for marketing, but to be included in the sale. These are “move-in-ready” luxury homes. It’s a novel idea, and it suits the needs of an elite clientele for […]


Godfrey’s Birthday at Mastro’s Steakhouse – Beverly Hills, CA

Godfrey's Birthday at Mastro's Steakhouse - Beverly Hills, CA

Tuesday night we had a late supper to celebrate Godfrey Verdade’s 37th birthday at Mastro’s. He’s the impresario behind God Body Fitness personal training and boot camps (GodBodyFitness.com). The vibe was chill, the company excellent and the ribeyes and sea bass were delicious! Happy birthday, buddy! In the pix, Godfrey Verdade, Jamika Wilson and me.



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