{GBF Fab Five Friday} Oscars Week

Friday, February 28, 2014

{Vanity Fair Social Club}
This week, I've been camped out at the wework space on Hollywood Blvd which is just a stone's throw away from the Dolby Theatre. Hosted by Vanity Fair, the VF Social Club is a week-long work suite for hand selected influencers to drop by, plug in, and immerse in Oscars week from behind the scenes. It's not your typical work space as it's staggered with panel sessions, a swag vending machine powered by Twitter, a Clarisonic pedi spa, a L'Oreal beauty lounge, and three square meals a day (plus champagne happy hour) courtesy of Chobani and grocerie foodrink. It's been fabulous to witness Oscars week from Vanity Fair's vantage point. 

{Hollywood Domino Gala}

Earlier in the week, I attended the Hollywood Domino Gala as a guest of HudsonMod. The event partnered with Artists for Peace and Justice to raise funds to support communities and schools in Haiti. Hosted by Paul Haggis and co-hosted by Gerard Butler, Jared Leto, and Olivia Wilde, the Sunset Tower Hotel was packed with A-list stars dressed in their red carpet best. Bacon wrapped dates and open bar aside, it was a fulfilling night filled with thought provoking conversations with new friends. But the ultimate highlight was watching Kevin Jonas and Jon Hamm play a handsome game of dominoes and coming to the realization that it's an actual game with rules and players and doesn't simply involve standing the pieces in long lines and watching them topple over. The domino effect is but one piece of the puzzle.

{Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel}

Cystic pimples are like camel toes. They always appear at the most inopportune time. Last night, a big throbbing red protrusion made its way to my chin. I'd just run out of my usual acne arsenal so I tried something new. Clinique sent me an advance copy of their Clinical Clearing Gel which won't be out in stores util March 4. It's truly a miracle product as one little swab resulted in overnight flattening of the pimple and dramatic reduction in size. In a twelve week study, the gel treated blemishes with results as good as leading topical acne prescription drugs.

{STK Sweet Potato Donuts}

All my dinners have been consumed in the upright position this week. So I savored the short window of time to hang out with friends, break bread, chew red meat, and indulge in the most amazing dessert ever at STK.

{spread joy}
At the VF Social Club "Breaking Through: Branding in the Digital Age" panel, when asked what her ultimate for her brand is, Instagram star and artist Rachel Ryle responded, "to bring joy to people." It's a sweet truism that I seek to live up to every single day.

{live fabulously}


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