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#LastNightsParty / September 2014

Cat Power, Gogol Bordello, Pixies at Hollywood Bowl – 9/28

Via Jason Ritter

Los Angeles Events 2014

Limited Edition Menswear collection by GQ’s 2014 ‘Best New Menswear Designers’
Tags: Shopping, Burgers, Beer, Live music

Jordan Belfort Speaks About Success & Money Secrets
Tags: White Collar, LA Convention Center

Tags: Cocktails, Invite Only

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Carnival Benefit
Tags: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Tags: Jeff Skoll, Katie Couric, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin

Tags: Art, Museums


12 Instagrams: Snoop Dogg Performs a Private Party in L.A. Over the Weekend

Snoop dogg headlining the night Happy bday @libertyross with @snoopdogg

11 Instagrams: Teen Vogue Annual Young Hollywood Party

Spotted: Hailee Steinfeld, Griffin Steinfeld, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Greer Grammer, Maude Apatow, Hannah Kleinick, Hunter McGrady, Zendaya, Trevor Jackson (aka young Zimba), Jasper Polish, Willow Shields (Hunger Games), Portia Doubleday, Andrew Bevan, Amy Astley, and more! Follow #TVyounghollywood to see more pics from last night!

Zendaya in Emporio Armani at the #tvyounghollywood party

#trending elsewhere

Reality series The Marijuana Show will follow weed entrepreneurs as they pitch their business ideas to investors

Playboy Mansion Without Water as Seconds Main Breaks on Sunset

14 Craziest Photos and Videos From the Sunset Strip Flood

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to girl, first grandchild of Bill and Hillary Clinton

New ‘No Ads’ Social Network Ello Is Blowing Up Right Now

North West Makes Front-Row Debut at Balenciaga
How Instagram’s drug deals go undetected


Global Citizens Festival: Beyonce Duets With Jay Z, Sting Joins No Doubt

Beyonce, Jay Z, Global Citizens Festival 2014

Global Citizen Festival attracted 50k attendees on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park with performances from Jay Z, Beyonce, No Doubt, Sting, Carrie Underwood, fun., Alicia Keys, The Roots and Tiesto. The events draws awareness to global poverty as well as epidemics like ebola, HIV and dirty water. Spotted: Hugh Jackman, Erin Heatherton, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and more! [Billboard]

Rochelle Gores’ 5th Annual Autumn Party at 3Labs — Oct. 8

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Presented by Rochelle Gores Fredston (Event Chair & PSLA Founder), Marigay McKee (Honorary Event Chair & President, Saks Fifth Avenue), With Christine Chiu, Mary Alice Haney Davidov, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Marlien Rentmeester, Angelique Soave, and Tatiana Sorokko. Benefitting Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII)

Tom Ford Moves His FW15 Show from London Fashion Week to Los Angeles?!

Tom Ford, who has worked in Hollywood as the director/producer/co-writer of 2009 film ‘A Single Man,’ will no longer show at London Fashion Week. Instead he is taking his show to Los Angeles where he will present his autumn/winter 2015 offering on February 20th. The autumn/winter 2015 show that will take place in February will be the first collection that Ford will show in Los Angeles. The relocation will inevitably cause difficulties for show attendees who will have to decide whether to attend the show in Los Angeles or miss the first day of London Fashion Week which is scheduled to take place from February 20th – 24th 2015. [Read More: UK Independent]

2014 Gala in the Garden at Hammer Museum — 10/11

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Gala in the Garden
Hammer Museum (Westside)

Cultural and civic leaders will gather alongside artists, collectors, and patrons of the arts to celebrate the UCLA Hammer Museum and honor artist Mark Bradford and musician Joni Mitchell at the 12th annual Gala in the Garden. The Gala supports Hammer Museum exhibitions and free public programming. The evening includes a viewing of current exhibitions and cocktails followed by a seated dinner catered by Suzanne Goin of Lucques in the outdoor courtyard. The Gala in the Garden is supported by Bottega Veneta.

For inquiries and more information about the 12th Gala in the Garden tickets and table sales, contact gala@hammer.ucla.edu or 310.443.7026.

Individual tickets start at $2,500. Seated dinner.

Event listing contributed by Bettina Korek of  ForYourArt. Photo is via BizBash.com.

Masters Grand Slam – L.A. Launch: Michael Bloomberg, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Gates to Cheer on their Daughters at New Elite Equestrian Competition Downtown

Step aside hoes #rkobh #canter #teamthis

Quite possibly the coolest event in LA history started yesterday. 51 horses and the world’s 25 best riders — including Jessica Springsteen and Georgina Bloomberg — began a 4 day competition downtown with a Michelin Star Chef, luxury shopping and entertainment at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The world-class equestrian competition, already established in Hong Kong and Paris, runs from September 25 – 28, 2014. Tickets, $40 – $100, are here.

Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg; Jennifer Gates, the daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates; and Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of Bruce Springsteen will compete. Michael Bloomberg, Bruce & Patti Springsteen,  and Bill & Melinda Gates, are confirmed to attend along with Eric Garcetti, James Caan,  Kaley Cuoco, Angelica Huston, Minnie Driver, Wayne Gretzky, Andre Agassi & Steffi Graf, Ariana Rockefeller, Danny Huston, William Schatner, Melissa Rivers and more.

Spotted so far (9/25): The cast of the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Hanna Selleck, Jessica Sprinsteen, Bruce Sprinsteen, Georgina Bloomberg, more coming soon.

Here are the best Vines and Instagrams from day one of the event:

Facebook Co-Founder Injects $14M into Smart Rental Car Startup Silvercar

Billionaire Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has invested 14 million dollars into the car rental startup, Silvercar. Based in Austin, Silvercar offers a fleet of silver Audi A4’s to its customers in 7 cities – Los Angeles (LAX), Dallas, Denver, Miami, San Francisco, Austin, and Phoenix. Using their app, you can skip the rental line by scanning a QR code on the car which unlocks the car and allows you to get in and drive away.

Stanford 183B Lecture 2 is Up!

9/25 – Lecture 2: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part II

Stanford’s Free Online Startup Class is Back — 9/23 to 12/4! After Peter Thiel’s infamous CS183 class on startups at his alma mater Stanford last year, Stanford has planned a follow up course this fall; CS183B. The 20-session course will be taught on campus by Y Combinator President Sam Altman and feature tons of major names lecturing on how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, sales and marketing. but all videos, reading materials, and assignments will be posted online on Sam Altman’s website,

#TBT: Polo Lounge Scene from ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas’

Welcome to #TBT (throwback Thursday for those who don’t have internet), a new weekly column on the Truffle where we will feature our favorite movie and tv show clips that show the most key truths of Los Angeles. To kick it off we want to bring you back to a time when the Beverly Hills Hotel was owned by Jewish people from LA and the only boycott you would see was over who got a Pink Card.

LA / Hot List


  • Butchers & Barbers (Houston Brother)
  • Hyde Sunset Kitchen and Cocktails (opened August)
  • Nice Guy (La Cienega)
  • Petit Trois (brought to you by Trois Mec)
  • Bobby London downtown (Josh Richman, Hartwell)
  • Mastro’s Ocean Club
  • Madame Siam (Houston brothers)



  • Butcher Shop Lindy & Grundy – 9/14
  • Kate Mantalini (May 2014)
  • Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset
  • Enoteca Drago (Canon Drive)




Meet Eric Garcetti’s New(ish) ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’


Amir Tehrani — LA’s New ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’

We were recently at a party speaking with a guy who goes to USC (majoring in sociology) who told us he’s currently interning for “the Entrepreneur-in-Residence.” We were like, come again. He explained that Eric Garcetti appointed his boss to work in this position for the city of Los Angeles.

10 Instavids from No Doubt’s Friends & Family Concert Last Night

Here are our favorite Instagram videos from No Doubt’s Friends & Family Concert last night at the Forum (No Doubt is prepping for Global Citizen Festival this Saturday which is in New York, Jay Z and Tiësto also headline it). In this first video, Gwen Stefani reaches into the front row and takes a selfie w a fan — all while continuing to perform. You can tap on any user name at the top of these videos to see more posts from them on Instagram.

The Clinton Foundation Launches it’s 20/30 Program in the Bird Streets


What do cupcake lasagna, CAA agents, and Eric Garcetti’s new ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’ all have in common? They all turned up for the Clinton Foundation’s 20/30 launch party recently (Sept. 10th to be super precise) in the bird streets. Stationed in a $38M pad,

A Rating of LA’s Emergency Rooms, Hollywood’s Top Doctors, and How to Live Forever

Morgan Freeman, left, and Dr. Soram Khalsa – Pic via @THR

From Kimye’s OBGYN to Morgan Freeman’s ‘medical guru’ Dr. Soram Khalsa to Steve Tisch’s favorite neurosurgeon, The Hollywood Reporter details nearly 500 doctors used by entertainment executives and actors. If posting requests for referrals on Facebook has gotten you nowhere, this may be the read for you. Alongside the list are related topics ranging from a rating of L.A.’s Emergency Rooms (our vote goes to UCLA) to why L.A. schoolkids are getting sick to a couple ways to beat death altogether. #TruffleNotes: It’s not totally uncommon to house a cryogenic machine these days, at least in LA.

The Palm’s Caricatures Wont Make the Move to Beverly Hills :-(


Leonardo diCaprio, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Ben Stiller caricatures at The Palm in West Hollywood

What Celebrities have their face on the Palm’s Walls in West Hollywood?? Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Ben Stiller, Rob Lowe, Christian Slater, the Cast of Mad Men, Kirk and Spock, Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, and even Yogi Bear. About a year ago, we heard the Palm was considering a move to Canon Drive. Our immediate question was — how are they going to handle all those caricatures of regulars and celebrities layered all over the walls and ceilings — many dating back to the very, very old days.

Zillionaire Tycoon Carlos Slims Hosts Sophia Loren’s 80th Birthday

Last Saturday (September 20) in Mexico City, longtime friend of Sophia’s Carlos Slims hosted a birthday gala for her at Museo Soumaya. Spotted: Forest Whitaker, Jon Voight, and Andy Garcia, Sophia‘s son, director Edoardo Ponti and his wife, Rizzoli & Isles actress Sasha Alexander. [Forbes]

Billionaires by Colleges

According to Wealth-X and UBS’s “Billionaire Census,” Penn, Harvard and Yale narrowly beat out USC for billionaire alumni. The list then goes back to Ivy Leagues and Ivy-like League schools and tech schools like MIT, with a couple non-US schools making the grade as well. #sidenote: 286 of the billionaires from the Wealth-X report are women ;-)

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Social Media Week — Sept 22 – 26


Microsoft is powering this years Social Media Week in LA, and will host panels throughout the week. Want to know which LA-based companies have been the most creative — and the most successful while doing it? Tumblr will host a storytelling panel, Postmates will discuss building local markets, Thillist’s Adam Rich will discuss commerce and community, Microsoft and DreamWorks will discuss how they are using big data, The Hollywood Reporter‘s VP of Digital Content will explain why viral is a result and not a strategy. And … if you want to hear how easy access to capital is disrupting traditional finance, — well, there’s a panel for that too.

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