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Top 10 Sundance Parties 2015

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  1. Tao – Duh, and, or, hello … Unless you are ordering room service at the Stein Eriksen all night, there is zero excuse to not attend the transformation of a chilly, subterranean ski-lift parking that is the Sundance miracle of Tao.
  2. Village at the Lift – Returning for the 13th year, Best Events and PMK•BNC, this town lift takeover is the hub of all ins and outs for Sundancers Friday, January 23 through Monday, January 26. 
  3. Nylon – coming, oops :-)
  4. Grey Goose Blue Door Lounge – For the fourth year in a row, Harrison & Shriftman’s brings Grey Goose to life at 449 Main Street to host after parties for cast in films premiering at Sundance, and the Variety interview series during the day.
  5. Kari Feinstein’s Sundance Style Lounge – Back again in the snow on Main Street from Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25 from 12 PM to 6 PM each day, the most popular gift lounge that started them all — this year sponsored by the entire island of Aruba — is already confirming attendance from Ethan Hawke, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Bacon, iJustine, Vincent Cassel, Danny McBride, and more!
  6. Eddie Bauer Adventure House – They had us at “rock wall.” BMF Media always does a good job with interesting sponsors and this is promising with Eddie Bauer – a well positioned brand for snow and sports. Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25 at 723 Main Street.
  7. Canon Creative Studio – Canon gets off to a late start Saturday, January 24 – Monday, January 26, also on Main Street, with a lounge dedicated to Canon cameras and filmmaking products geared towards storytellers like writers, directors, actors and cinematographers.
  8. ChefDance Dinner Series – Always a favorite on the Truffle, since A.) there is food, and B.) there’s food, the ChefDance Daytime event gives guests a spot to relax and play with activities like Birchbox’s sampling station and at night a line of influencer dinners ensues … Friday, January 23 to Monday, January 26 from 10am – 5pm on the 427 block of Main Street.
  9. The Agency’s ‘Sundance After Seven’ – This Thursday, January 22 – Monday, January 26, The Agency is teaming up with Victory Ranch, a world-class residential development in Park City, to host the “Sundance After Seven” cocktail lounge at Victory Ranch’s 875 Main ski-in/ski-out clubhouse, located at the base of Town Lift with cuisine prepared by renowned Victory Ranch Executive Chef Adam Price. Nighttime events ensue. MORE >>
  10. Delta ‘Influencer’ Plane – According to TheWrap, Delta has an influencer jet flying up 180 “influencers, agents, and … media-elite” who will be eating brunch by Lemonade en route and “enjoy expedited security”- this was assembled by talent agency UTA and Delta. MORE >>

Tah Dahhhh … Coachella 2015 Line-Up!! AC/DC, Drake and Jack White Headline …

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WHO WE’RE EXCITED TO SEE, AKA #TRUFFLEAPPROVED

DAY 1

  • AC/DC (Even though the original band won’t be performing, we miss these kind of headliners at Coachella)
  • Tame Impala
  • Interpol
  • Steely Dan (Classic rock bands are always welcome at Coachella)
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Flying Lotus
  • Raekwon and Ghostface Killah
  • Lykke Li
  • Caribou (Playing a few shows for his new album this Feb in LA)
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Haerts (This will be our first time seeing them; we can’t wait!)

While we aren’t down to get drenched in other peoples sweat in the Sahara Tent, The following bands are also truffle approved: Alesso, Nero, Porter Robinson, Kiesza, and Action Bronson.

DAY 2

  • Jack White (Duh)
  • The Weeknd
  • alt-J (Our FAV)
  • Belle and Sebastian
  • Ratatat
  • Hozier
  • SBTRKT
  • FKW Twigs (Yes, Robert Patinson will be most likely be in the crowd, cheering on his new indie sweetheart)
  • Tyler the Creator
  • Father John Misty
  • The War On Drugs
  • Run The Jewels
  • Chet Faker (SWOON, One of our favorite acts from 2013/2014)
  • Kasabian
  • Milky Chance
  • Toro y Moi
  • Jungle (Really excited for this one)
  • Clean Bandit
  • Glass Animals (Have been dying to see this band!)
  • Parquet Courts
  • What So Not

While we aren’t down to get drenched in other peoples sweat in the Sahara Tent, The following bands are also truffle approved: Axwell and Ingrosso, former Swedish House Mafia members.

DAY 3

  • Drake (Because WHO doesn’t love Drake, or at least LOVE/ HATE Drake)
  • Florence and The Machine
  • St. Vincent
  • Marina and the Diamonds
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • RAC
  • Jenny Lewis (We know you miss the days of Rilo Kiley, we sure do!)
  • Jamie XX (Producer and master mind of The XX)
  • Vance Joy
  • Kaytranada
  • St. Lucia

While we aren’t down to get drenched in other peoples sweat in the Sahara Tent, The following bands are also truffle approved: Kaskade, David Guetta, Gesaffelstein, Odesza, and Duke Dumont.

Los Angeles – New Year’s Eve 2014

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*Our friends at Table8 have last minute LA New Years Reservations available at Alma, AOC, Republique, Boa and Cliff’s Edge!
1. Soho House & Grey Goose take members behind the velvet curtain of the 1920s … Two dinner seatings with set NYE menus and/or you can buy a ticket which includes a welcome drink, a champagne toast and passed hors d’oeuvres – Jeff Goldblum’s jazz band providing entertainment, DJ lineup thruout the night. 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.
www.thebungalowsm.com

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.
https://nightout.com/events/giorgios-new-years-eve-black-and-white-masqurade-ball-standard-hollywood-la/tickets#.VJC16ivF_jl

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
http://www.prohibitionnye.com/

6. Nobu Malibu
Special NYE menu, $150
http://www.noburestaurants.com/malibu/menus/new-year-s-eve-2014/#.VJ7k-UAKA

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
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-2015-spanish-masquerade-tickets-14385125297?aff=sbewebsite

10. Rock n Reilly’s
No Hassle, No Covers.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-hassle-new-years-tickets-14853608543?aff=ehomefeatured

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
Free
http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/new-years-eve-la/

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
http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/santamonica/activities/nye

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.
$95.00
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-little-party-never-killed-nobody-new-years-eve-at-harlowe-tickets-14817839557

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!

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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.