Celebrity Style Party with the Grand Duchess of Hospitality

Sue Wong styles and John Savage (photo by Margie Barron)

Sue Wong styles and John Savage (photo by Margie Barron)

The saying “All good things come to those who wait” can be amended to affirm that all good things come to celebrities who attend Doris Bergman’s style lounge and parties. Bergman is the Grand Duchess of Hospitality and her events are reminiscent of the fabulous soirees from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The latest gathering was “Doris Bergman’s seventh annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party” at Fig & Olive, a Hollywood hotspot on Melrose Place. It was organized to celebrated the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and honor the folks in the industry who keep us entertained. For that Doris Bergman herself should get an award, but instead she is the gracious hostess who puts the spotlight on others—not only celebrities but also presenting sponsors that have amazing products and services. The stars took time to chat with the variety of entrepreneurs who were happy to talk about their businesses and interesting success stories.

In the spirit of giving back, both the guests and sponsors donated unwrapped gifts for less fortunate youngsters for a pre-holiday gift drive organized by Bergman. The gift drive benefitted “Wednesday’s Child”—a weekly segment with Christine Devine airing on KTTV FOX 11 News in Los Angeles. One of LA’s most beloved news anchors, Christine Devine has been devoted to the mission of “Wednesday’s Child” which highlights harder to place children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families. “In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 35,000 children receiving child welfare services,” according to social worker Professor William Wong. Bergman has embraced the cause and always invites two foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it feels like to be treated as a VIP.

Dioo Audio greeting Christine Devine & "Wednesday's Child"

Dioo Audio’s Mike Kahn greeting Christine Devine & “Wednesday’s Child”

Beloved Hollywood icon Diedre Hall (Days of Our Lives) arrived with an armful of brand new trendy clothes for teenagers to donate to the “Wednesday’s Child” cause. It was nice to see that most of the celebs and media came bearing gifts for the great cause.

Along with the kids, the stars on hand included Emmy Winner, Patrika Darbo, Best Actress Short Form (Acting Dead); Emmy Nominees, Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night), Ariel D. King (People vs. O.J. Simpson), Jeffrey Bower Chapman (UnREAL), Marsai Martin (Black-ish), Tye White (People vs. O.J.); Damien Whitewood, Edyta Sliwinska and Alan Bersten (Dancing With The Stars); Naomi Grossman and Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story); Kimberly Elise (Hit The Floor), Dot Marie Jones (Glee), Lydia Cornell, Areva Martin (TV Legal Analyst), Tony Denison (Major Crimes), Tasha Smith (Empire), Stephen Kramer Glickman (Big Time Rush), Michael Campion and Soni Bragas (Choice Teen Comedy/FOX Teen Choice Awards Fuller House), Charlie Koontz (CSI: CYBER), Darius McCrary (Transformers), John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Kelsey Scott (12 Years A Slave), Eric Millegan (Bones), Lucy Butler (The Last Ship), and the fun loving Jason Ritter (Gravity Falls, Joan of Arcadia); to name a few. They were among the cadre of celebrities who were treated to the best of the best.

Wowing the winners, presenters, stylists and industry folks, the event hosted by EinDrink and presented by Dioo Audio featured the latest in electronics and mobile applications. There was an incredible array of fashion for him—with Bespoke tuxedoes and suits, and for her—couture gowns from Sue Wong, and red-carpet-ready dresses from the “Single Los Angeles” designer.

Gorgeous accessories and stunning jewelry collections were presented. And it’s always a blessing to see Marisa Marshall who showed off the latest from My Saint My Hero, contemporary inspirational jewelry that brings the elements of faith, hope, and love to the collections. The finest in beauty, skin & hair care, sexy lingerie, fabulous fragrance, gourmet cuisine, unique spirits, delectable sweets, etc.

The most awesome idea was Rejuvenation In Motion, a mobile concierge MedSpa, a housecall cosmetic service presented by Dr. Sal Nadkarni. He’s an expert in the art and science of beauty and delivers it to your door. That really is awesome.

More gifts and services provided: Debbi DiMaggio, Realtor to the Stars & Author of “Real Estate Rules,” EinDrink, Dioo Audio, The Coffee Chef, Royal Elite Vodka, The FootMate System by Gordon Brush, Nu Bra, Personal Touch Lingerie, Rekorderlig Cider, Andrea Gutierrez Jewelry, Fibrum Virtual Reality Headsets, Skin Tech Studios, True Love Skin Care, Pretty Places, Twisted Silver, My Saint My Hero, Arbonne, Spongelle, Art Lewin Bespoke, Couture Gowns & Fragrance by Sue Wong, Hint, Single Dress, Kaya Di Koko, Single Underwear for Men, Shear Wear, Pura d’or Hair Care, FulHum Water, Cultures for Health, Josh Cellars Wine, Medium Fleur, Shahnaz Husain Ayurvedic Beauty Products, Hair By Lance Lanza and exquisite VIP Gift Bags provided by MD Sun Skin Care.

As always it was a showcase of Doris Bergman’s hospitality. Long live the Grand Duchess!

Scenes from “Doris Bergman’s seventh annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party.”

Pictures by Margie Barron

Emmy-winner Patrika Darbo & Doris Bergman

Emmy-winner Patrika Darbo & Doris Bergman

MySaintMyHero Christine Rich

MySaintMyHero Marisa Marshall

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Jason Ritter with Margie Barron

Jason Ritter with Margie Barron

Arbonne

Arbonne’s Kara Nanas

DWTS Edyta Sliwinska & Bespoke's dapper Art Lewin

DWTS Edyta Sliwinska & Bespoke’s sartorial Art Lewin

Single Los Angeles fashions

Single Los Angeles fashions

 


Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to be half of the husband and wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who have written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 30 years.

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