A Los Angeles Social Diary

Los Angeles – New Year’s E 2014

new-years-eve-2014-los-angeles1. Soho House
The usual, plus trapeze artists. Member’s only.

2. The Bungalow and Brent Bolthouse cordially invite guests to join the New Year’s Eve 2015 Party
$150 / hosted premium bar and hors d’oeuvres.

3. Giorgio’s at The Standard Hotel
BRYAN RABIN AND ADAM X11 Host New Year’s Eve 2015 with a Black & White Masquerade Ball Giorgio’s. VIP Open Bar Tickets and VIP Tables package include exclusive hors d’ourvres menu created by oCo-Executive Chefs Nina Clemente and Michael Reed are available for purchase. Premium open bar and champagne toast. $195.

4. Hakkasan
Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon pre-set dinner includes a dim sum platter, braised Chilean Seabass OR stir-fry black pepper beef ribeye with merlot, a chocolate tasting and a complimentary glass of Perrier- Jouët champagne.
5:30pm ($78), 6:30 pm ($138) and 9:30pm

5. Prohibition NYE Party @ Union Station
Passed oysters, live jazz music, DJs, burlesque dancers, and a premium open bar.
9pm @ 800 N. Alameda Street Los Angeles 90012
$155.00 pre-sale, last call $175.00

6. Nobu Malibu
Special NYE menu, $150

7. Scarpetta @ Montage, Beverly Hills
1st Seating | 6-6:30pm: 3-course prix-fixe $95 per person.
2nd Seating | 8:30-9pm: 5-course tasting menu, $185 per person.

8. Alma
Set menu and champagne toast. $150 + optional wine pairings.

9. Bazaar
Bring your imagination and embark on a Journey into a Spanish Masquerade. Delight in tray-passed tapas, cocktails, and more. $250

10. Rock n Reilly’s
No Hassle, No Covers.

11. CUT
Chef Wolfgang Puck has created a special four course menu for NYE.
First seating starting at 6pm for $140 / Second seating at 9pm $250.

12. Grand Park’s N.Y.E. L.A. @ Grand Park
7pm – 12:30am
Grand Park, 210 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

13. Viceroy Santa Monica
Hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres from Cast’s Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo. Dance into 2015 with KCRW DJs JASON BENTLEY + VALIDA + BRAZILIA spinning poolside.
9pm – 1:30am
$180 General Admission, $200 At the Door, VIP Cabanas Reservations | 310-260-7507

14. Butchers & Barbers
6 course dinner with a midnight champagne toast.
6531 Hollywood Blvd
$95, 6pm-midnight

15. Harlowe
Open bar from 8pm – 12am, passed hors d’oeuvres, DJs, dancing, and a toast at midnight. Party continues after midnight with a cash bar.

16. Faith & Flower
1st seating 5:30pm 5 course tasting menu $95, with wine pairings $150
2nd seating @ 9pm / 6 course tasting menu $125, with wine pairings $200
DJ & Carousing 11pm – 2am Champagne Toast at The Bells

17. Hinoki & The Bird
Indian spice-inspired NYE celebration with colorful decorations and special dishes that will compliment the regular dinner menu. Champagne toast at midnight and DJ.

Annual Victoria’s Secret for the first time in London!


Last night, December 2nd, 2014, the annual Victoria’s Secret took place for the first time in London (it’s traditionally held in New York with an occasional LA exception)! Nicholas Kirkwood created the shoes (nine runway styles) for the angels as well as for Taylor Swift (all adaptations from NK’s current collections) who performed during the show with an assist from Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier. Angels this year: Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo (married to Maroon 5’s Adam Levine), Adriana Lima, Alessandro Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Grace Mahary. The Victoria’s Secret 2014 show will air in the US on December 9th on CBS.

Dinner at Melisse with Table 8

Paul Vitagliano from Table 8 and Melisse Chef Josiah Citrin

Paul Vitagliano from Table 8 with Melisse Chef Josiah Citrin

We recently ventured past the 405 to hit Melisse in Santa Monica with our friends from Table 8, the new restaurant reservation app that’s changing everything (and of which Melisse is one of a collection of carefully selected restaurants where you can buy last minutes reservations). Melisse’ two-star Michelin chef Josiah Citrine, who is born to French parents although he is from Santa Monica (went to SaMo) and is an avid surfer, came out to join us. The food at Melisse is offered as a fixed menu and you can decide between the amount of courses you want – you can also add truffles, more caviar or sub in vegetarian. If given enough time, Chef Josiah also told us he will do all sorts of options, substitutions, dietary restrictions, preferences, etc. While we were at Melisse, there was a pre-party going on in the private dinning room for Thomas Keller’s “Ment’or Young Chef” challenge to be held the next night at his restaurant Bouchon in Beverly Hills.

How Many Ultra Rich Individuals Are Living In Los Angeles?


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According to a new report from Wealth-X, the world’s leading ultra high net worth intelligence firm, there are 5,135 individuals living in LA with assets in the $30 million plus range. SF beats us out with 5,460 — but this together makes California the state with the highest number of ultra wealthy individuals in the US — before New York which has 9,530 and the entire UK which has 11,510.

Here are some fun facts from the report: