A Los Angeles Social Diary

From the Vegas Strip to the Sunset Strip, New Yellowtail Location is Now Open!

There’s a new tail in town! If you like to hashtag things like #bakedcrabroll and #lycheemartini, there is a new restaurant on Sunset Strip for you! Newly opened in the old Mirabelle spot and brought to you by the Light Group (1 OAK LV) and the LORE Group (Rock & Reillys, Pearls), YELLOWTAIL, the final word in sushi, is now here in LA and is their second location — the first being Las Vegas, inside the Bellagio. Chef Akira Back, and the Light and LORE groups, have been hosting friends and family dinners and sneak peeks at the restaurant this week leading up to their big opening today! They posted on their Instagram account this morning: “Good Morning Hollywood! It’s a special day for us at @YTSunset as we prepare for our first night of business! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!” Menu items of note include: Big Eye Tuna Pizza, Baked Crab Roll, Salmon Serrano, Japanese Yellowtail, Soft Shell Crab and any roll containing pop-rocks(!!).

Yellowtail Restaurant Location:
8768 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Yellowtail Restaurant Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.

For reservations, call:

Social: @YTsunset @ChefAkiraBack & @LightGroup @LoreGroup #NewTailInTown #YTsunset @yellowtaillv

Here’s 10 Instagrams from friends & family week!

Restoration Hardware’s Epic Launch Party


A hardware store was the most happening place in LA Thursday night. Yep … That’s right. The massive opening of Restoration Hardware’s new local on Melrose, whose valet line was larger than the population of a small country, blew the socks off Urth Caffe diners across the street who looked on jaw-dropped at the 40k sq ft, three story tower, topped with rooftop olive-tree grove! The event featured special live performances by RH Music artists Edei and Larkin Poe, and French Express DJ Perseus. Thomas Keller’s Bouchon catered and Cipriani NYC had a bellini bar. On the Provence-esque roof were double wine bars from Blackbird Vineyards and Ma(i)sonry. Here’s who we saw: Camilla Belle, interior designer Waldo Fernandez, Jacqui Getty, Casablanca Records’ Tommy Mottola, January Jones, Molly Sims, RH CEO Gary Friedman, Jaime King, billionaire philanthropist and couture collector Susan Casden, architect Nic Bini of Binishells, Who What Wear co-founder Katherine Power, stylist Estee Stanley, interior designer Nathan Turner, Art of Elysium founder Jennifer Howell, h.wood group’s John Terzian, 1OAK LA’s Darren Dzienciol, Michelle Trachtenberg aka Georgina Sparks, and Miss Nicky and Paris Hilton.

2014 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Event at Chateau Marmont

Spotted: Reese Witherspoon, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexandra von Furstenberg and daughter  Talita von Furstenberg, Hailee Steinfeld, Camilla Belle, designer Monique Lhuillier, Scandal’s Darby Stanchfield, Milla Jovovich, Dianna Agron, the Rodarte sisters, Dakota Johnson, Jaime King, Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, Brooklyn Decker, Camila Alves, J Crew’s Jenna Lyons, LA philanthropist Colleen Bell, model Miranda Kerr, filmmaker Gia Coppola, January Jones, Jennifer Missoni, Rose McGowan, stylist Jessica Joffe, Joe Jonas, Baby2Baby’s Kelly Sawyer, Erin Foster, and more.

Your Guide to Halloween in L.A.

Los Angeles Halloween Events 2014

From the first-ever Haunted Hotel at Ace Hotel Downtown LA, to annual fêtes like the Hollywood Roosevelt Halloween Party, to concerts from Queens Of The Stone Age on Halloween night, to Danny Elfman’s Music from the Movies of Tim Burton at the Nokia, to a Children’s Halloween Fest at Montage in Beverly Hills ….

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser at Tavern in Brentwood Nets $2.1M

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s ultra-elite Hollywood fundraiser at Tavern restaurant in Brentwood on Monday raised $2.1 million for Democrats in tight Senate races, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Tickets for the dinner, co-hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, sold for $32,400 per person, but donors also were given the option of contributing up to $211,200 to the Grassroots Victory Project 2014, a joint fundraising committee authorized by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to benefit candidates around the country, making the fundraiser the largest of the season. [THR]