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Jewelry & Handbag Preview Sat 9/20 & Sun 9/21, Auction 9/22 & 9/23

We stopped by the VIP preview on Friday night at Soho House to see a selection of the items on the block that include countless highly recognizable staples from Hermes, Chanel, Chopard, and Bulgari. Heritage Auctions, right here in Beverly Hills on Beverly Drive and Olympic, is hosting a two-day preview on Saturday & Sunday for their upcoming jewelz auction this Monday, Sept. 22, and their bag auction the following day on Sept. 23. Anyone who wants to see the items in person is welcome to go by. The auction will be streamed live on line so you can also bid from bed. Those who don’t know, Heritage has many ways to appraise and consign items through monthly walk-in events and larger fair-type events throughout the year.

September 22 Fine Jewelry Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #5190

#trending INTEL

Week of 9/15:

New app is uber for ‘manservant’s – http://manservants.co

New $9,000 social-networking site for the rich ‘Netropolitan’. [Vice]

Larry Ellison retires from Oracle

Jonah Hill and Spike Jonze wrote a play for Opening Ceremony #NYFW

Jennifer Lawrence (truffle hero) will Co-Chair the 2015 Met Gala [THR]

Startup ‘Alfred’ Selling A Butler for $99/Month Wins TechCrunch Disrupt

The Guy Who Built the $85M Spec House in Beverly Hills, Also Bought the ‘Wells Fargo Party Pad’ in Malibu

A theater, a wine room, a $200,000 candy bar and pre-stocked Dom Perignon …. all perks in this new $85M home was built on spec by Bruce Makowsky who is the same guy who wound up buying the Malibu Colony home in 2010 where a mortgage officer from Wells Fargo has been squatting after it was seized by the bank from Bernie Madoff victims who could no longer pay their mortgage.

How Many Millennials Made Vanity Fair’s ‘New Establishment’ List?

vanity-fair-new-establishment-list-2014How many billionaires? How many Harvard graduates? How many new entries? Vanity Fair breaks it down on their annual New Establishment list by — founders of hot topics in tech from Tinder to SnapChat, entertainment names like the siblings David and Megan Ellison, along with the obvious — Beyonce — are included among others. [Vanity Fair]

#trending EVENTS

Week of 9/15:
Planned Parenthood Benefit at Ace Hotel
Alex’s Lemonade at UCLA
Operation Smile Gala at the Beverly Wilshire
Karen O’s 3 Night run at Hollywood Cemetery
People StyleWatch at The Line Hotel
Hammer Benefit at Alexander McQueen [THR]
VIP Preview of Parachute at JF Chen
Online boutique PiperLime’s “25 Days of Influencers” at SmogShoppe
Shopping App Spring Debuts with The A List

IMG, who Produces NYFW, is Planning an LA Strategy

“We just want to approach it in a different way — not with a traditional fashion week. LA is a market we want to expand into. We’d love to do something consumer-facing there — kick off awards season with a show of cocktail clothes and gowns and invite stylists, celebrities, editors and bloggers.” — Catherine Bennett, Senior VP at IMG Fashion, which produces New York Fashion Week. IMG was acquired by WME for $2.3 billion in January. [THR]

How Young Tech Millionaires Invest

mike zhang young millionaire
Spoiler alert: It’s our friends over at Bel Air Investment Advisors. Mike Zhang 23, became a millionaire recently after he sold an online company he started at the age of 14. Bel Air, which primarily manages money for very wealthy individuals, has been getting a number of new clients like Zhang lately: young, newly-made tech millionaires. Bel Air’s younger clients are putting a sizable chunk in hedge funds, master limited partnerships and real estate as well as safer, income generating assets like bonds. The entrepreneurs also like to keep between 10% and 15% of their assets free to invest in their own ventures or other start-ups. [CNN Money]

Party List: LA Fall Gala Guide 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sexy Beast
Ace Theater (Downtown) | 7-10pm

Jack Black will host Sexy Beast, a benefit auction for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and dancer/choreographer Ryan Heffington will perform. Young donors, art world patrons, and other cultural figures gather to support the projects and mission of Planned Parenthood. The evening includes food and drinks by LA Chapter. A live auction and silent auction will take place, featuring works by Sam Falls, Barbara Kruger, Jonas Wood, Lisa Anne Auerbach and many more. This event is 21+. 

Individual tickets are $500. Seated dinner, live auction, and silent auction.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Celebration of Andy Warhol: Shadows
MOCA (Downtown) | 4-7pm

Arts patrons and friends gather to celebrate the first West Coast presentation of Andy Warhol’s monumental 102-part painting Shadows (1978-79). Hosted by The MOCA Projects Council, a group of women art collectors and patrons who make up the museum’s major fundraising organization, this evening includes music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres as well as a presentation by MOCA Director, Philippe Vergne. This fundraiser benefits MOCA Education, which supports arts and museum programming for students, parents, and teachers.

For more information, please contact (213) 621 1768. Cocktail party.

Listening Party #16: Simone Forti, Hedi El Kholti, Tashi Wada
Venice, CA (Westside) | 4-8pm

SASSAS’s 16th Listening Party, hosted by Renée Petropoulos and Roger White at their Venice home, is an intimate gathering for drinks and dinner. The three featured artists – Simone Forti, Hedi El Kholti, and Tashi Wada – will share their interests in sound and music, with commentary. SASSAS – The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound – is a catalyst for the creation, presentation, and recognition of experimental art and sound practices in the Greater Los Angeles area. This event supports SASSAS and the sound. concert series. Read more here.

Public individual tickets are $125. Seated dinner.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Contemporaries’ Avant-Garde Bash
Orange County Museum of Art (Beyond) | 6:30-10pm

This evening, inspired by the Orange County Museum of Art’s current “The Avant-Garde Collection”, includes access to the exhibition and a hosted bar with signature “Contemporary” cocktails and bites. The night will be filled with music by DJ Whitney Fierce, performances by Lenae Day, Allison Wyper, and Christy Roberts, and KARBOMBZ! with artist Kenny Scharf. All proceeds from this event will support the museum’s exhibition and education programs.

For more information, please contact OCMA Development at (949) 759-1122, ext. 241.

Single tickets are $100. Double tickets are $150. Avant-Garde Attire. Cocktail Party.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

LA><ART Gala
Greystone Mansion (Beverly Hills) | 7pm

LA><ART is an independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles known for producing experimental exhibitions and public art initiatives. The LA><ART Gala at Greystone Mansion will be an evening of debuted performances and interventions throughout the property featuring both emerging and established artists, such as Thomas Lawson, Gerard & Kelly, Liz Glynn, Brian Bress, and Matthias Merkel Hess. LA><ART’s Gala at Greystone Mansion is produced in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills, with partnering sponsorship from ZOE, collaborating sponsorship from DAQRI and DIPTIQUE.

Tickets are $1000 and are available through LA><ART’s website, greystone@laxart.org or 310.559.0166. Cocktail party.

Party on the Rock
Alcatraz | 6pm

Arts, culture, and human rights leaders gather to celebrate the launch of @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, hosted by the FOR-SITE Foundation, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service. This island bash will include exhibition tours, signature cocktails, international cuisine, and surprise guest performances. Event proceeds benefit FOR-SITE, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. 

Individual tickets are $1,000.00. There are a limited number of VIP ticket packages available for $10,000 (includes admission for two to the VIP Preview along with other benefits).

For current availability, please contact info@for-site.org or 415.362.9330. Cocktail party.

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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

MAK Games
The Sheats/Goldstein Residence (Hollywood) | afternoon

Enjoy cocktails, BBQ, music, and the house designed by architect John Lautner (1963) while cheering on a diverse array of artists, architects, writers, musicians, actors, directors, curators, and other cultural figures who also have a passion for tennis. The 2014 MAK Games are hosted by American broadcaster, producer, and former tennis professional Justin Gimelstob and chaired by two Pritzker Prize winners, architects Thom Mayne and Peter Zumthor. The tennis tournament directly benefits the MAK Center for Art & Architecture, a California satellite of the museum for applied and contemporary arts in Vienna. The Center functions as a cultural laboratory by supporting exhibitions, lectures, symposia, discussions, performances, music series, publication projects, salons, architecture tours, and commissions that encourage the development of novel and cutting edge ideas in art and architecture.

Early Bird (before Sept. 12) individual tickets are $175 for the general public and $140 for friends of the MAK Center, and increase to $220 and $180, respectively, after September 12.

Purchase tickets here. Cocktail party and seated dinner.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

18th Street Arts Center (Westside) | 6-10pm (Sat., Oct. 25) | 1-5pm (Sun., Oct. 26)

18th Street Arts Center celebrates the 25th Anniversary of their program, an artist residency that encourages cutting edge art and dialogue locally, nationally and internationally, by extending the annual event to two days. The VIP event will take place on Saturday, Oct 25 during which guests will enjoy a benefit art sale featuring artist alumni, performance art presentations, video art installations, and bites by local restaurants. On Sunday, Oct 26 the 18th Street Arts Center brings back the Beer, Art, & Music Festival (BAM) which features 40+ craft breweries, live music, and contemporary art ‘crash courses’. Read more here.

Tickets range from $40-$150.

2014 Arte es Vida Gala
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes (Downtown) | 5:30pm-late

The 2014 Arte es Vida Gala celebrates 41 years of art and culture benefitting Self Help Graphics & Art. Since its incorporation in 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art has been a vibrant non-profit visual arts center serving the Latino community of Los Angeles with a mission to drive, produce, and promote the creation of new work by Chicano and Latino artists through various visual art forms. The Gala honors artists, leaders, and philanthropists who make extraordinary contributions to Latino art and culture – this year’s honorees are corporate leader Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and artistic leaders Yreina Cervantez, Diane Gamboa, John Valadez. The evening begins with cocktails, followed by dinner from La Casita Mexicana, and a night of programming and entertainment hosted by Monique Marvez, featuring music by DJ Robfree and a special performance by Grammy Award winning Quetzal.

For more information, please e-mail info@selfhelpgraphics.com and read more here.

Individual tickets are $150. Cocktail party and seated dinner.

KCRW’s Masquerade 2014
The Legendary Park Plaza (Downtown) | 9pm-2am

KCRW public radio is an LA-spirited hub for music discovery, news, and culture on the air in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, and Palm Springs. Attend KCRW’s 6th annual Masquerade Costume Ball and Dance Party. All proceeds benefit KCRW. KCRW is home to art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s art review show, Art Talk, as well as Madeleine Brand’s Press Play, a look at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles. Tickets are available now to KCRW Members only at pre-sale prices for a limited time. Masquerade has sold out every year since its inception, so get your tickets now.

See a video of last year’s event: http://masquerade.kcrw.com/.

Pre-sale price: $85. Advance tickets: $100. Tickets at the door (if available): $125.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Southern California Institute of Architecture (Downtown)

Los Angeles’ architecture and design community will celebrate Eric Owen Moss at SCI-Arc’s annual fundraising event to supporting scholarships. For information on being a featured sponsor of Main Event, please contact Sarah Sullivan, Chief Advancement Officer, at sarah_sullivan@sciarc.edu. Early sponsors will be recognized on the formal invitation, which will arrive in mailboxes in late September.

For other questions, please email rsvp@sciarc.edu.

Tickets are $100. Cocktail Party.

LACMA (Miracle Mile)

Notables from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries will unite at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to honor artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Celebrating its fourth year, the 2014 Art+Film Gala is co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who continue to support the museum’s film initiatives. Gucci once again shows its support as the presenting sponsor of the annual event, with Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini as Gala Host Committee Chair.

For more information about the 2014 Art+Film Gala tickets and table sales, contact artandfilm@lacma.org or 323.932.5878.

Individual tickets start at $5,000. Seated dinner, live auction, and silent auction.

Marlon Brando’s, ‘The Brando,’ north of Tahiti’s main island

Marlon Brando’s granddaughter, Tumi Brando (26), shows his private atoll ‘Tetiaroa’ in French Polynesia — 30 miles north of Tahiti’s main island that Brando discovered while filming ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ in 1960. It now houses ‘The Brando’, an eco-resort Brando had envisioned years ago.


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My Dad Just Got a Phantom Drone

My Dad Just Got a Drone from Phantom. It locks onto seven satellites to hold it’s place so we can seat it at the dinner table and it keeps hovering while the Earth turns. The drone is currently hovering over our deck in Malibu and acts as a watch dog for passers-by. 

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The Palm is Coming to Canon Drive


Originally Published on: Feb 26, 2013: Heard: The Palm Restauant Moving to Beverly Hills! A little birdie tells us the Palm is moving to Bev Hills! This is unconfirmed but we are finding out more. We shall be cutting out the walls if they dont take them with!! UPDATE (8/20/14): We were right! Palm is coming to Canon…