By Darlene Donloe
The day of Doris Bergman’s 9th Annual Style Lounge & Party, an event held in celebration of the upcoming 70th Annual Emmy® Awards, it was 84 degrees in Los Angeles. That was nothing compared to the amount of heat generated inside the event by the throngs of Emmy nominees, industry VIPs and other celebrities who packed Fig & Olive restaurant in West Hollywood.
|Fig & Olive|
Once again, Bergman’s soiree was the place to be. There was food, drink, fellowship and an enviable Hollywood gifting suite.
This highly anticipated invitation-only event, hosted by Green HoriZen and presented by Precious Vodka, featured couture gowns, skin & hair care, jewelry, Napa Valley wines, gourmet cuisine, unique spirits, and more!
|My Saint My Hero|
Amy D'Ambrn and Megan Lyne
The party wouldn’t be complete without returning fan favorites - Deborah Mitchell’s Twisted Silver, Buywine.com, My Saint, My Hero blessing bracelets, Hint Water, Beauty Kitchen, Porto Vino handbags and messenger bags, Precious Vodka and Sue Wong Couture and Fragrance.
|Sue Wong Couture and Fragrance|
|Sue Wong of Sue Wong Couture and Fragrance|
“I love Doris, said Sue Wong of Sue Wong Couture and Fragrance. “I’ve been coming for about five or six years. I think this is the classiest gifting suite there is. Doris is a classy lady who puts on a beautiful event that is well attended. It's glamorous.”
|Nourish Modern Wellness Skin Care|
|Sunder Sparkling Beverages|
|Mind In Sole|
|Lollies & Lace|
|VIP sponsor Emporium Thai's coco mango salad|
| Emmy nominated actress Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale) |
with VIP sponsor Chef John Sunfungkmee of Emporium Thai
Fig & Olive was packed with a number of celebrities including 2018 Emmy nominees Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale), Lee Garlington (Broken), Miles Tagtmeyer (Broken), Melvin Jackson, Jr. (This Eddie Murphy Role is Mine, Not Yours), Naomi Grossman (Control Alt Delete), Sam Sokolov (executive producer Genius: Picasso), Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas (casting directors for Handmaid’s Tale & Barry).
|(l-r) Tricia Leigh Fisher and Joely Fisher|
|Kelsey Scott shows off her Twisted Silver|
Megan Lyne, actor Sherman Augustus (Into The Badlands) and Amy D'Ambrn
My Saint My Hero
|Presenting sponsor Precious Vodka and Patrika Darbo|
|Actress Kelsey Scott enjoys some Emporium Thai with |
VIP sponsor Chef John Sunfungkmee of Emporium Thai
|Michael Irby (Mayans M.C.)|
|Diego Tinoco (On My Block) with Porto Vino|
Former Emmy winners were also on hand including Kim Estes (Best Actor Dicks 2017), Patrika Darbo (Best Actress Acting Dead 2016), former Emmy nominees Kelsey Scott and Khandi Alexander, Grammy winners Bonnie and Anita Pointer (Pointer Sisters), Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk), Michael Irby (Mayans M.C.), Michael Campion (Fuller House), Gleb Savchenko (Dancing With The Stars), Diego Tinoco (On My Block), Joely Fisher, John Brotherton (Fuller House), Matt Cedeno (Power), Lisa Vidal (Being Mary Jane), and Michele Weaver (Love Is).
In the spirit of giving back and in order to create awareness, guests and sponsors made monetary donations and/or donated unwrapped gifts for young adults (ages 13-18) for a pre-holiday gift drive benefiting ‘Wednesday’s Child’ -- a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ young adults in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families.
Each year Bergman invites at least two foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it feels like to be treated as a VIP. http://www.foxla.com/wednesdays-child
One of this year’s Wednesday’s Child was 12-year-old Devon, who said he had, “Never tried anything like this before,” referring to attending a Hollywood bash. A child who likes acting and has done several plays, Devon said he hoped to meet someone from the Disney Channel because all of the actors on the network are his favorite.
“In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 30,000 children receiving child welfare services,” said social worker, Dr. William Wong.