Barak Ballet continues to shine. On Thursday, June 19th, L.A.'s newest contemporary ballet company brought the house down with their second program at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. VIP guests enjoyed wine, floating hors d'oeuvres, and live music before heading into the theater for the real treat, the performance. Program included two world premieres by artistic director Melissa Barak in collaboration with award winning High School Musical composer David Lawrence, and by dance extraordinaire Darrell Grand Moultrie, who has choreographed on legendary companies from Smuin Ballet to pop artists such as Beyonce. Keep clicking through to see more photos from the elegant reception and performance. [Photos by Erid A. Reid]
Over the week in Los Angeles, Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung got down at the Svedka Summer Samba, television's best came out to attend the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Kelly Osbourne hosted Refinery29 and Cadillac's Driven By Digital: Leaders in Style + Tech Event, and more!
Posh Beauty hosted a cocktail soiree with One Medical Group on Tuesday night at the luxurious SIXTY Hotel in Beverly Hills. The invitation-only event saw guests enjoying music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and swag bags at the plush rooftop and pool deck. The guest list consisted of celebrity stylists, makeup artists, beauty vloggers/bloggers, and many beauty influencers from Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
Summer is burger season! But with so many fresh vegetables in abundance, why load up on meat? Veggie Burgers can be just as good, if not better, than traditional hamburgers, and L.A. has some of the best options in the country. Check out the city’s best cow-friendly burgers, and you may soon no longer even crave meat between your bun.
Over the weekend in L.A., Children Mending Hearts hosted its 6th annual fundraiser, "Empathy Rocks: A Spring into Summer Bash," where stars including Zac Efron, Emile Hirsch, and Holly Robinson Peete lent their time to a good cause, Emmy Rossum attended the screening of Comet as a part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, and more!
Sure food trucks like Kogi BBQ and Border Grill are all the rage, but this time of the year we are craving something cold to battle this SoCal sunshine. Fortunately for us, ice cream trucks like Coolhaus and Van Leeuwen are roaming the palm tree-lined streets to bring their deliciously frosty sweets to the Angeleno masses. Plan your quintessential summertime visit by checking out our top six on-the-move ice cream picks.
It's time to find out where some of the best parties and events are happening this week. As always, you can find the full details as well as more events on our Calendar. [Photo by Scalise Saint-Tropez]
Over the week in Los Angeles, Rita Ora gave a special performance at Strauss Zelnick's Take-Two E3 Kickoff Party, Candice Swanepoel, Paris Hilton, and Lydia Hearst attended the MAXIM Hot 100 Party, Women In Film hosted their 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards honoring Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, and Rose Byrne and more!