Presenting Sponsor Precious Vodka with Award-winning actor, Christopher MacDonald

It’s not about winning but what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. If there’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave, and you keep on going.” Lady Gaga at the 91st Annual Academy Awards

So where do the nominees love to go to enjoy their well deserved acknowledgement, to get the best goodies (super swag), while they mix and mingle with all the press, glitterati and fellow celebs? 

An amazing array of gifts galore!

To Doris Bergman’s 11th Annual Pre-Oscar® Style Lounge and Party honoring 91st Annual Academy Awards®!

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the newly remodeled Fig & Olive Restaurant (a Hollywood Hangout on Melrose Place) the stars came out for some gourmet cuisine and to celebrate at this invitation-only VIP event featuring latest in luxurious products, services and specialty drinks. 

They mingled with over 100 of Hollywood’s finest of the film industry’s Oscar® Nominated actors, former Oscar® winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPS   This year’s event was hosted by JONATHAN SWEET of  BUILDING FOR THE STARS and presented by BUYWINE.COM & PRECIOUS VODKA

Presenting Sponsor, with award winning actor, Esai Morales

These are a few of my favorite things’ and the kinds of events that everyone looks forward to. 

With all of the pre-event parties around town, I must admit I have been there/done that and now only attend the best of the best……..Thanks to Doris, the party maven, and her luxury gifting suite savvy and staff, you know you’re in good hands!

Haute Couture by Sue Wong

My personal favs are:Twisted Silver gifted eco-friendly jewelry made from repurposed and recycled materials and My Saint My Hero angelic wearable blessings from their inspirational jewelry line. They are regulars and not only do I love their gifts, but it is a ‘gift’ to see them at the events. They are lovely ladies and always a pleasure to behold!

Beauties and the ‘Bruce’ (Academy award winner Bruce Dern)
Sue Wong Couture

Here are the amazing variety of highly coveted gifts such as 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 much more! 

Title Sponsor Jonathan Sweet /Building for the Stars with Donovan Carter &  Kris D. Lofton from HOB’s Baller

From fashion for him (Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos) and her (Sue Wong Couture Gowns & Fragrance) to 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, Sugar Me Life, Hint Water,, 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.   

My Saint My Hero: Bracelets with Angelic Blessings, MY fav!

While always in good spirits, a little extra shot of pre-made cucumber and pear martinis by Spa Girl Cocktails, a sip (or two) Precious Vodka, and a few generous samplings of Napa Valley wine from added to the festive mood.

Twisted Silver: Repurposed Artisan Jewelry, another MY fav!

Since everyone knows that Doris Bergman always delights, the celebs came out to enjoy the best party, even with the unseasonably cold weather. Every one was greeted and received the well deserved recognition, with a warm reception. All were thrilled to share in the festivities and sample all the treats and gifts galore. Some even spotted a bit of snow outside, but at this Hollywood Hotspot, the sun always shines  brightly upon the stars! 

VIP Sponsor Beauty Kitchen with Chris Browning, Star of Bosch

The exhibitors were thrilled at the turnout where their brand exposure gets beyond words attention, as a picture with a star is worth more than just a ‘thousand words!’

Joining in the fun filled day were Award-Winning Actors: Esai Morales and Christopher McDonald 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”), to name a few, were among the notable celebrities and industry VIPS.

VIP Sponsor Milena’s Boutique with Kheng Hua Tan, Star of Warner Bros. Crazy Rich Asians

Bergman’s heart is always in the right place as she invites beloved foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it feels like to be treated as a VIP. 

Giving Back with “Wednesday’s Child”

As a kindhearted gesture to giving back, guests & sponsors made 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.  

Precious Vodka is truly a Gem!

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