The Los Angeles launch of the House of Ruinart’s vintage Champagnes.
Actors playing French nobility sipped vintage Dom Ruinart Champagne while seated atop an 18th-century settee upholstered in silk at the Los Angeles launch of Dom Ruinart. LOS ANGELES Guests sipped bubbly to the tune of 18th-century music played live by a flutist and harpist dressed in period costume at the April 9 launch of the 1996 vintage Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Rosé. Ruinart Western region manager Shelley Turner worked with PH Factor Event Design’s Pamela Haber, who created a space that acknowledged the brand’s roots: Dom Ruinart belongs to the House of Ruinart, which was founded in 1729. “I took the idea of the opulence of the era and incorporated it into the celebratory launch of the vintages,” Haber said.—Rosalba Curiel
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Alfre Woodard Grey Goose Oscar Dinner
On March 3, Grey Goose and Alfre Woodard hosted a dinner at a private residence in Beverly Hills to celebrate African-American women in film. ESE Lifestyle produced the event, and chef Jeanette Holley catered the intimate dinner with a five-course French, Southern, and Asian menu paired with cocktails selected and created by Grey Goose attaché and sommelier Christophe Namer.
Photo: Casey Rodgers/AP Images for Grey Goose
Sandra Oh Perrier-Jouet Oscar Dinner
Guests received their invitations to the exclusive dinner in pine boxes adorned with Phalaenopsis orchids and wheatgrass. The soiree space was adorned with flowers
and candles in shades of green, Perrier-Jouet's signature hue. The sounds of
corks popping added to the ambience—each dinner course was complimented
by a different Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne vintage. Dinner took place outdoors at a
private Hollywood home with panoramic views overlooking Los Angeles. A 16-candle
Murano crystal chandelier hung above the table, as if suspended from the clouds.
Chef Ludovic Lefebvre prepared a menu of delectables that were paired with
Perrier-Jouet bubbly. – Instyle Magazine
Alfre Woodard Remy Martin Oscar Dinner
Alfre Woodard hosted a private dinner at a beautiful Hollywood Hills home to honor iconic actress Diahann Carroll (inArmani), and InStyle had exclusive access to the elegant affair. The girls-only guest list—including honorees Halle Berry (in Pavoni by Mikael D.), Emayatzy Corinealdi, Kerry Washington
(in J. Mendel), and Lorraine Toussaint—celebrated the power of womanhood with the ultimate in Girl Talk, Oprah Winfrey. “I’ve been invited for five years and this is the first time I’ve ever been able to come!” Winfrey (in Donna Karan) told InStyle.com. “It’s such a wonderful gathering. I am just proud that I was asked and after all these years, I’m here. I’m late, but I’m here!” The guests dined on a lobster trio and lamb and sipped on Remy Martin cocktails while they mingled and took in views of downtown Los Angeles through the clear glass panels that made up the dining room floor. Click through the gallery to see all the lovely ladies! — Kwala Mandel
Photos: Casey Rodgers/Invision for Remy Martin/AP