By Darlene Donloe
It was a picture perfect day for Doris Bergman’s 12th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Luxury Lounge & Party held last weekend at the newly-remodeled Fig & Olive restaurant in West Hollywood. The event was held to honor the 92nd Annual Academy Awards.
The sun was shining and so were throngs of Hollywood movers and shakers who attended the invitation-only gifting lounge designed by Bergman to celebrate and pay homage to the film industry’s Oscar® nominated actors, former Oscar® winners, presenters, stylists, and industry VIPs.
|Khandi Alexander (Scandal) said she came
because she "loves" Doris Bergman
|Titus Makin (The Rookie)
|Kim Estes (Dicks)
|Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood)
Those in attendance included award-winning actors in Oscar-nominated films like Bruce Dern (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), and Sean Carrigan (Ford vs. Ferrari), who joined Anthony Anderson, Christopher McDonald, Bill Duke, Judd Nelson, Mark Rolston, Vincent Spano, Dee Wallace, John Brotherton, Diedre Hall, Donovan Carter, and Khandi Alexander.
|Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
|Sean Carrigan (l) Ford vs. Ferrari and his girlfriend check out Precious Vodka
|Former Oscar nominee Bruce Dern
|Norm Nixon with Deborah Mitchell of Twisted Silver
|IFGFit has been around for more than two years.
The Dodgers and the New York Knicks wear the apparel
|Timmy Woods Beverly Hills
|Shann Christen was a huge celebrity draw.
|Reveal U Skincare is made with a special water the company created.
It's 99.5 percent chemical-free.
|Appletinies are made in Austria
|Maggie Jorgensen and Alex Brown with Beauty Stat's Universal C
|Author/jeweler Charise Noel gave away her latest book,
which included a piece of her magic collection.
It's for sale online for $10.
|Charise Noel's jewelry was a hot item
|True Gold Honey, Inc.
|Sean Carrigan (l) and his girlfriend check out Universal C
|Milena's Boutique candles
|The Apothecary and The Apawthecary
Bergman’s popular and envious annual gathering, hosted by BeautyStat Cosmetics and presented by Buywine.com & Precious Vodka attracted athletes and new and veteran television and film stars who hobbed, nobbed and walked away with goodie bags stuffed with an array of fashion for him and her including couture gowns, men and women’s activewear, hand-rolled cigars, fragrances, vegan leather bags, beauty, skin & hair care, CBD products, jewelry collections, accessories, Napa Valley wines, hand-designed scented candles, Fig & Olive signature cuisine, Bulgarian vodka, gourmet sweets, including, Viennese Chocolate, gold medal epicurean honey and more.
|Twisted Silver is always a fan favorite
|My Saint My Hero was a hit!
Lots of celebrities wear the bracelets
Gifts and services were provided by BeautyStat Cosmetics, BuyWine.com, Precious Vodka, IFGfit, Shann Christen Salon, Club Afficianado Cigar Bar, Appletinies, RevealU Skincare, Pia Gladys Perey Designs, Pachamama, The Apothecary Stores, Cherise Noel Jewelry, My Saint, My Hero Blessing Bracelets, Twisted Silver Jewelry, Timmy Woods Designer Handbags, Hint Water, Nikki Bruno, Founder of The Epic Comeback™, Sue Wong Couture Gowns & Fragrance, Milena’s Boutique, True Gold Honey, Inc., Realtor Debbi DiMaggio, Beauty Kitchen, Author Cherise Noel “Itchy Feet, Happy Soul”, The Apawthecary, Kam Shield, Popcornopolis, Bulamu Lip Care, Emmy’s Hope, Dog TV Gift Cards, Rock Your Hair, “Wednesday’s Child” and VIP Gift Bags provided by Buywine.com and Popcornopolis.
In the spirit of giving back, guests and sponsors made monetary donations and/or donated unwrapped gifts for young adults (ages 13-18) for a post-holiday gift drive benefitting ‘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’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families.
“In Los Angeles County, there are more than 35,000 children receiving child welfare services," said social worker, Dr. William Wong.
Wednesday’s Child is an adoption recruitment program that focuses on finding forever families for children in foster care. While some have special needs, many face more barriers finding adoptive families simply because they are older or are a part of a larger sibling group.