Golden Globes with Moët & Chandon in Beverly Hills
Last month in Los Angeles, the best in film and television were celebrated at the 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards at The Beverly Hilton. Hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg kicked off the ceremony as celebrity guests enjoyed Moët Belle, the 2019 official Golden Globes cocktail created by actress and director Camilla Belle. In honor of the Champagne’s 10th anniversary of its popular philanthropic initiative coined “Toast for a Cause,” attendees were also invited to raise a Moët Mini in honor of their charity of choice. In exchange, Moët & Chandon pledged to donate $1,000 in participants’ names. Those who joined the special toast included Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Charlize Theron, Laura Dern, Idris Elba, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Isla Fisher, raising money for charities like Cycle for Survival, LGBTQ Center NYC, and Save the Children. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored Green Book with the most awards in film, and The Kominsky Method and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story with the most awards in television.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s Launch Party for World’s Sexiest Bedrooms
Before the holidays, boutique hotel booking site Mr. & Mrs. Smith celebrated the release of its new tome, The World’s Sexiest Bedrooms. The coffee table book marks the organization’s 15th anniversary, featuring a wide range of resorts from safari lodges and island perches to comfy country hideaways—of course, all showing off the lavish bedrooms for which the brand is so well known. The festivity took place at the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, where the Mr. and Mrs. Smith team staged a bedroom to reflect the romantic allure of the rooms featured.
Celebrating Meiomi’s Sparkling Wine
To toast the launch of Meiomi’s new Sparkling Wine—a mix of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir—Brooke Shields hosted a cozy party at Roman and Williams Guild in SoHo. Guests, including Misty Copeland, enjoyed the new spirit, which includes aromas of green apples, hints of ambrosia, and flavors of crunchy pears and zesty citrus, and food pairings by Chef Marie-Aude Rose. The bubbly spirit is the first sparkling wine the California brand has produced since its founding and is already a customer favorite.
National Retail Federation’s Gala in New York
On January 13, the National Retail Federation (NRF) hosted its Fifth Annual NRF Gala at the Sheraton Times Square, raising over $3.2 million for the organization’s nonprofit arm that commits itself to creating programs to help people train and find jobs in retail. The NRF is also known for awarding more than $500,000 in college scholarships each year, allowing students to apply real experiences to what they’ve learned in the classroom. With the support of the gala, NRF was able to welcome over 1,000 young adults into its Student Program. NRF also toasted to the industry leaders recognized its List of People Sharing Retail’s Future, which includes five sub-categories: The Distruptors, The Dreamers, The Givers, The Influencers, and The Power Players. Leaders featured include The Honest Company founder Jessica Alba as a “Dreamer” and TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpo as an “Influencer.” Guests of the celebration included NRF CEO Matthew Shay, Warby Parker founders Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Snoop Dogg, Kenan Thompson, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and Matthew Morrison.