Sneak Peek into the 68th EMMYS AWARDS GOVERNORS BALL

Today I attended a preview of the 2016 Television Academy Emmys Awards festivities at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  The opportunity allowed me to see, touch, taste and learn about this year’s “Nature’s Elegance” theme with interactive food, beverage and design masters stations. The 2016 Emmys celebration will set a new record, planning three separate balls that…

Interview with Mrs. Patmore of Downton Abbey

Yesterday when I entered the Shrine Exposition Theatre for a preview of the Screen Actors Guild gala awards ceremony, I noticed the talented actress Lesley Nicol. She plays the adorable, no-nonsense cook whipping up elegant dishes for the aristocratic Crawley family. Mrs. Patmore rules the kitchen staff and has a motherly relationship with her kitchen helper,…

The 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball

The largest formal sit-down dinner is coming up on September 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center after the 67th Emmy Awards show. The 4,000 nominees and winners will leave L.A. Live and walk inside a beautifully transformed ballroom by Sequoia Productions. Guests will be handed a flute of Ferrari Brut NV Trento DOC Metodo Classico…

66th Television Academy Emmy Awards Governors Ball

Yesterday I went to the Television Academy in NOHO for a sneak peek on the plans for this year’s ultimate Emmy® after-parties: the 2014 Creative Arts Ball on Saturday, August 16 and the 66th Emmy Awards Governors Ball on Monday, August 25. This year’s  Creative Arts Ball’s and the Emmy Awards Governors Ball theme is…

Host Your Own Academy Awards Oscar Party

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a “Stars Under The Stars” Oscars Preview of the Governors Ball at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Under a canopy of twinkling lights I was in awe to experience what our Hollywood Elite will get to experience on March 2. One of the first people I interviewed was…

SCRW 39th Annual Award Dinner at The Ranch

As a new member of the Southern California Restaurant Writers, I attended my first awards dinner on March 11, 2013. Held at the magnificent restaurant, The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon in Anaheim, over 200 restaurant writers, Directors of Food & Beverage, chefs, managers and servers gathered in the Saloon for wine tasting and appetizers before…