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Caulfield’s Rooftop Screening Series (at the Thompson Beverly Hills)

Beverly Hills’ most beautiful rooftop will transform into a cinema under the stars this summer with a three-month movie series taking place every Tuesday from July through September at Thompson Beverly Hills. The Hollywood Reporter and the Motion Picture & Television Fund present twelve weeks of your favorite films ranging from Blockbuster thrillers to classic American romantic comedies.Cozy up in a cabana or settle in poolside for dinner and a movie. A complete menu of Caulfield’s classics is available, or order off the special “Directors Cut” menu featuring clever food and drink pairings fit for two such as the “Scorsese” which includes burrata & peppers, NY strip steak, fries and a bottle of Red.Sip on specialty cocktails or old-fashioned bottled sodas, and stock up on classic cinema candies like Dots and Milk Duds, bringing all the magic of the theater to this intimate rooftop setting.

What: CAULFIELD’S SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL
When:            Tuesdays from July 10 – September 25, 2012
Doors 7:00pm, Screening 9:00pm

Where: Thompson Beverly Hills – Rooftop
9360 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

What: Twelve weeks of film screenings on the exclusive Thompson Beverly Hills pool deck. Select screenings will be preceded by special guest Q&A’s (to be announced),  moderated by The Hollywood Reporter.

Films include:
Stand by Me
When Harry Met Sally
Moulin Rouge
The Goonies
L.A. Confidential
Speed
Catch Me if You Can
St. Elmo’s Fire
Reality Bites
A Fish Called Wanda
The Usual Suspects
L.A. Story

How:             Ticket price is $20 per person, which includes a small popcorn and a soda
To purchase visit www.caulfieldsbeverlyhills.com/filmfest
For more Information: 310.943.1105
* A portion of all tickets sales will directly benefit MPTF.

Local Soiree: Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Experience in Bel Air

Last week Paul Vitagliano, Bombardier Business Aircraft Sales, hosted a “private sensory and theatrical experience” to taste Remy Martin’s 100 year old Louis XIII cognac — priced at $2250 per bottle — at an estate in Bel Air dubbed the ‘Louis XIII mansion.’

The invitation read: a “Louis XIII Legacy Experience.” We weren’t exactly sure what would be the difference between an event and an experience and we sure you aren’t either so allow us to regale. An event is when people stand around and drink; an experience is when you are lead through a course of events that leaves you guessing but also educates.

#TruffleNotes: We need to take a moment to give props to the discrete valet situated inside the driveway, rather than on the street (always a sign of a nicer affair) and to all the guests sporting 11-99 plate holders.

Once inside the ‘Louis XIII mansion’ on St. Pierre Road in Bel Air, which once belonged to Prince and is currently on the market for $29M+, a small group of guests (maybe 20) we were led onto a patio where champagne and deconstructed deviled eggs were served.

A smattering of familiar faces were spotted including producer Brunson Green (The Help), APA President & CEO Jim Gosnell, APA Entertainment Marketing & Brand Integration agent Thomas Fry, Radar Picture’s Bob Perkins, Dick Clark Productions’ George Pappas, Esquire’s Todd Simons, NBC Universal’s Jonathon Triesman, attorney Tim Lappen, investor Andrew Broeren, author of Body Back Heather Porter, lifestyle consultant Brian Lucey, and more.

We were led by the Remy Martin brand ambassador throughout a labyrinth 3-story subterranean complex in the backyard of the Bel Air estate, complete with underground pool, bowling alley and theater. On each new level, we were given a tidbit more about the 100 year old cultivated brandy Louis XIII and it’s family of guardianship – the Martins.

APA President & CEO Jim Gosnell

One of my favorite agents, Thomas Fry of APA, talking to his clients from Bombardier

Descending into the Louis XIII experience

Balcony overlooking the indoor pool and a bottle of Louis XIII

The second (upper balcony) and third (pool level) floors of our journey. This pool is very Baden Baden, no?

On the final level we would up in this theater where we watch a movie about the Remy Martin family and the processing of aging Louis XIII

After the movie, a sliding screened revealed an aging wood barrel of Louis XIII

Louis XIII was passed around and instructions were given on how to properly sip the cognac: First a mini sip to alert your taste buds, then a real sip.

 

Local Soiree: Harvey Weinstein hosts Gallery for the People at Mr. C Beverly Hills

Last night Harvey Weinstein hosted an art show curated by Gallery for the People owners Ally CanosaEva Maria Daniels at Mr. C ‘Yacht Club’ (the hotel’s summer pop-up concept at the pool) in Beverly Hills.

Spotted: Maggio Cipriani & Ignazio Cipriani (brothers and owners of Mr. C), Gossip Girl producer/director Joe Lazarov, Geeta Fisker & Henrik Fisker (CEO of Fisker Automotive), Freixenet Brand Ambassador Diana Lado and Keline Kanoui (daughter of Joseph Kanoui, an owner of Cartier), Alejandro AgagDane Abbott & Sonya Abbott, Erika Christensen, Emma Roberts, Harvey Weinstein, Ally Canosa, Eva Maria Daniels, and exhibiting artists Antonio “Nino” Del PreteDomingo Zapata, Jordi Mollá,  Davyd Whaley (who provides art for the sets of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars who brought along a couple actors from the PLL cast), and painter Vanessa Prager (and her sister photographer Alex Prager — both ladies are L.A. natives).

After the show, the 4th generation Cipriani brothers treated their friends to amazing pasta and appetizers at the hotel restaurant.

The collection was showcased at Mr. C Beverly Hills for one night only before becoming available to collectors via Gallery for the People, beginning June 29th. The evening benefited The Art of Elysium’s Fine Arts Program, The Elysium Project.

Alex Prager, Vanessa Prager, Eva Maria Daniels, Ally Canosa

Domingo Zapata, Harvey Weinstein, Nino Del Prete, Jordi Molla

Keline Kanoui, Diana Lado

Vanessa Prager paintings

Mr. C pool

Davyd Whaley paintings

Mr. C pool

Pics via: Diana Lado of Followingdiana.com