Landmark Los Angeles restaurants—both in business and out—are saluted in George Geary's book "L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants: Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank and Played." A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Co. and IACP Culinary Professional of the Year, Geary offers a 272-page book with a wealth of photos, anecdotes and recipes. Recipes include the Crabmeat Cocktail from Ciro's, a favorite haunt of Lucille Ball, to Goat Cheese Pizza from the original Spago on Sunset Boulevard.
New from Rose Brand, the Sizzle, Multi Sizzle and Dark Iridescent Showstopper fabrics are metallic fabrics that are both flame-retardant and lightweight. Sizzle is available in seven colors: royal, turquoise, red, black, silver, gold and fuchsia; Multi Sizzle fabrics come in combinations of royal/turquoise/gold/silver, gold/silver, red/gold/silver, and red/royal/turquoise.
Eric Klein has been promoted to executive chef for Wolfgang Puck Catering, based in Los Angeles. Also Kenneth Heidt has been named general manager of the WPC venue Hollywood & Highland location of landmark events in Los Angeles including the Academy Awards Governors Ball.
Step and Repeat L.A. offers a line of Halloween-themed step-and-repeats, including skulls, bats, scary eyes, grinning pumpkins, candy corn and spiders, which can be customized with corporate logos. The company suggests pairing the step-and-repeats with black or orange runway carpet.
There have been plenty of jokes about the mammoth Desert Trip concert, which took place last weekend and will repeat next weekend in Indio, Calif. With a line-up including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and the Who, the average age of the performers is 72, and these grizzled icons are drawing plenty of well-heeled Baby Boomers. One local reporter, tongue in cheek, urged attendees to stay safe, and avoid accepting a can of Ensure from anyone they don't know.
One-half (49 percent) of event planners report that marketing departments at their respective companies are always or often involved in the planning and execution of events, and an overwhelming majority find value in this type of partnership.