Friday, April 12, 2024

Oscars Recap: Where the Celebs Went While They Were Waiting for the Envelopes to Be Opened


The Oscars are over, but here’s where some of the celebs spent their time over the big  weekend.

The 17th Annual Women in Film event took place at L.A.’s Catch Steak. WIF CEO Kirsten Schaffer hosted many of the nominees, including songwriter Diane Warren, composer Laura Karpman, “Past Lives” writer/director Celine Song, actress Danielle Brooks, amongst many of the nominees. So many that they all had to cram together at the stage which looked like it was about to crumble!

All was well though and it was a celebratory night for the VIP’s including director Kimberly Peirce, Producer Cassian Elwes and Artist Susan Carter Hall, Keegan Michael Key and his producer wife Elise, Producer Christine Vachon, “Flamin Hot’ director Eva Longoria and many more.

Then it was off to the swag suites. Viola Davis and Neil Patrick Harris and others flocked to GBK who had their 15th annual Luxury Lounge at the Beverly Wilshire. Care A2+, Mend skincare, GE Cync Dynamic Effects Lights, Glow Pups, jane foodie, fresh from scratch foods, luxury swim and active wear and towels from Cabo Couture, California Caviar, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Beconta slope and skiwear, Power XL Light Fryer and more. Dr. Christina Rahm and Clayton Thomas’s Root Brands products designed to support the body’s natural detoxification process and promote overall well-being, along with Rahm Roast coffee and Mindful Wellness’ specialized to support weight loss, menopause, and children’s weight management were both popular stops.

Travel Getaways included African Safari, Turks & Caicos, Greece and others. GBK Brand Bar CEO Gavin Keilly always makes sure he gives back, five different charities benefitted from the lounge. Closer to the beach at the Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica, The Merritt +Marianna Group presented their suite called IGNITE, A Fire Luxury Gifting lounge. Jen Sugermeyer’s ATA Cosmetics, her Jade Applicator is widely popular. Hidden Hills Coffee Company, Libra Lash & Lip Co. FARAH’s meet the shimmers; L.A.A.L.I powder blush collection and more was a highlight there. FARAH is also cruelty-free and vegan! The Quantum Energy Wellness Bed, and Marissa’s brow and beauty bar were also popular.

Whew! Trekking around town in LA traffic is tough, but for VIP events and swag, people make the trip!

Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney writes from Los Angeles for A seasoned journalist with a long history during the halcyon days of the NY Daily News, Leah is a member of the Critics Choice and Rotten Tomatoes.

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