Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood event planner’

Simone’s Last Day with Gotta Have S’more

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Simone S'muffin last day with Gotta Have S'more

Hello friends!!  Before I spill all the latest and greatest about what I’m up to this weekend, I have an announcement to make.  I say this with a heavy heart……I’m going to take a bit of a break from being the official spokesperson for Gotta Have S’more (GHS).  It’s VERY bitter sweet because although I’m going to miss the hustle and bustle of GHS,  I’ve decided to take advantage of all the  high profile connections I’ve made over the past year and pursue my acting career!  Everyone tells me I’m a natural and that I have a very “sweet” and “unique” look.  So, I’ve decided to go for it!!!  Carmen has been a doll, super supportive and is really happy for me.  She told me that the door will always be open, so you never know when I might make a special guest appearance at a future event. WINK!  Carmen has decided she will officially take over this blog and twitter followers will follow Gotta Have S’more for all the latest updates on GHS.  So, keep an eye out for me on your next favorite CBS show, or even better, a feature film!! (although I have been approached by some really HOT indie directors..)  

 Stay tuned!  This will be my final weekend with GHS, and I’m going out with a bang!  Two great events on the same day… First is , Walk with Sally, White Light White Night, with a private concert by Rocco Dellue.  Walk with Sally is an amazing not for profit that provides healing and comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with, or losing a parent or sibling to cancer.  Second is the Concern Foundation’s 36th Annual Block Party!!  The Concern Foundation is dedicated to raising and granting funds to support cancer research.  Two great events, I can’t wait!!



Summertime Begins with Opening Night at The Hollywood Bowl

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Last Friday was definitely a night to remember….  My sassy, little entourage and I attended The 89th Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl!!  It was a first class night from beginning to end.

Alycia Denham, Carmen Lindner CEO Gotta Have S'more, Linda Rosenberg, Holly Self

Alycia Denham, Founder of Gotta Have S'more Carmen Lindner, Linda Rosenberg, Holly Self

Sponsors - Gallo Wine

Sponsor - Gallo Wine

We started the night at the VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION where we sipped our first few glasses of bubbly and nibbled on some yummy Hors D’oeuvres provided by Patina Catering.  Patina is known for providing guests with the very finest cuisine and exceptional service at extraordinary landmark locations such as the Hollywood Bowl.  Friday night was no exception; their staff was bending over backwards to make sure we were all well taken care of.  After the reception, we took our seats in the Garden Box where we were treated to a bottle of white and red Gallo wine along with a delicious dinner to die for!!  The Hall of Fame concert preformed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic started at 8:30 where Donna Summer, The Carpenters, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet were all being honored.  The Queen of Disco looked amazing and had everyone on their feet lookin’ for some “Hot Stuff” baby!  Richard Carpenter seemed delighted, and almost gitty to be part of such a special night, especially during the tribute to his late sister Karen Carpenter.

The Hollywood Bowl

Of course, the highlight of the whole evening was the dessert being served during intermission!  Yep, The Hollywood Bowl treated everyone in a box seat to a four or six pack of Gotta Have S’more “S’muffins”!  It was so much fun walking around watching everyone rip open their little gift and gobble down the surprise inside. What a perfect way to kick off the summer!  How will I ever top this one next year?  Thank you so much Jennie May, Special Events Coordinator, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.


Simone gets an exclusive invite to The Supper Club!!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Shery Shabani photo by Erik Neldner

New S'muffins fans! photo by Erik Neldner

Wow, I must tell you about the most fabulous party I went to on Tuesday evening.  The Supper Clubis an exclusive, private members only, organization with outposts in  London, New York and Los Angeles which is devoted to creating exceptional experiences.  All of their events are held at some of the best restaurants or private homes around LA. The h’orderves are as glamours as the members who attend the dinner.  The party on Tuesday did not disappoint.   How could it, when the theme was Diamonds and Champagne, ooh la la!!  It was held at Jewelry Designer, Shery Shabani’sexquisite Beverly Hills home.  I’m not sure who is more stunning, Shery or her incredible diamond jewelry collection!!  To top off the night, my friend Meg Hall was the private chef for the night. As soon as I saw her, I knew the guests were in for a treat.  I’m still dreaming of her peach, tomato, basil skewer.. YUM!    Of course, the night ended on a high note when, you guessed it; the S’muffins made their grand appearance.  Even the non-dessert eaters couldn’t resist a tiny taste.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… being the spokesperson for Gotta Have S’more is a tough job but somebody has to do it!! WINK

A big SMOOCH to Jackie Lann at The Narrative Group for for the invite!!

S'muffins and Champagne photo by Erik Neldner

Chef Meg Hall

The Go To Guys (and Gals) for the Hottest Parties in LA–PLUS GREEN BEER!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
A RALEIGH STUDIOS star-studded event

A RALEIGH STUDIOS star-studded event

Well, the Food Fare was a huge success last week!  Do you ever wonder how big events like the Food Fare and glitzy Oscar parties are pulled off, seemingly effortless?  That is due to mega production and party planners like our amazing friends at Raleigh Studios.  If you are looking to throw a celebration fit for a king, movie studio exec, billionaire tycoon or Hollywood starlet, as the case may be, look no further than Raleigh Studios to make it happen for you!  They have planned parties for the likes of ABC, Ferrari, BCBG, Microsoft, JD Power & Associates, THX, Lexus, TAG Heuer, Sherman Oaks Hospital, Hollywood Arts, Rotary International, Volkswagen, Audrey Magazine, Kid Save, Honda and Nissan.

Photo Courtesy of The Green Workplace

Photo Courtesy of The Green Workplace

They even offer complete motion picture production services through their affiliate, Raleigh Film.  Once you check out their slide show portfolio you’ll see why the big wigs leave it up to Raleigh Studios to create events that leave guests saying, “Now that was an affair to remember!”

BTW, Happy St. Patty’s Day!  If you didn’t wear green, the least you can do is grab a green S’muffin!

Quickie St. Patty’s Day Beer Tip: How to make green beer

3-6 drops green food coloring

12-16 oz. light beer of ale

Pour beer into the glass or pint.  Add green food coloring.  Stir slowly till the color is evenly distributed through the beer, just make sure you don’t create extra foam when you stir.

Photo Credits: RALEIGH STUDIOS; The Green Workplace


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