The Grand Duchess of Hospitality, Doris Bergman’s Emmy Style Lounge and Party


Samiah Fine Clothing (photo by Margie Barron)

Samiah Fine Clothing (photo by Margie Barron)

If Doris Bergman lived during the elegant era of “Downton Abbey,” which had gracious entertaining and fabulous fashions on a grand scale, she would be the Grand Duchess of hospitality. Instead Bergman is the Grand Dame of hospitality suites in Hollywood. All who came to her pre-Emmy celebration will validate that.

Maserrati with Sandle's Khandi Alexander

Maserrati with Scandal’s Khandi Alexander

Doris Bergman’s Sixth Annual Emmy Style Lounge and Party was held at the trendy upscale Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood. She hosted young talent such as Selinis Leyva (Orange is the New Black) and Jason Ritter (Parenthood), along with veteran stars who have a bundle of Emmys and nominations under their belts– including Khandi Alexander (Best Guest Actress, Scandal), Catherine Curtin (Drama Series Orange is the New Black), Damien Whitewood (Dancing With the Stars), Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance), Naomi Grossman (mini-series American Horror Story), multiple Emmy winner Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond).

Plus there were plenty of former Emmy nominees including the magnificent Dot Marie Jones (Glee), Renee Taylor (The Nanny), former Oscar winner and Emmy nominee Shirley Jones, and former Oscar nominees Elliott Gould and Eric Roberts, Esai Morales (The Brink) and Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan).

Telic Footwear with Steven Bauer

Ray Donovan’s Steven Bauer with Telic Footwear

All enjoyed the “suite life” at the soiree, and in the spirit of giving back, guests & sponsors donated unwrapped gifts for kids for a pre-holiday gift drive benefitting “Wednesday’s Child.” It’s a heartfelt weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News in Los Angeles, with news anchor Christine Devine putting the spotlight on the terrific kids in the L.A. County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families.

The event sponsors and celebrity guests embrace the cause, and Bergman always invites two foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it feels like to be treated as a VIP. This year, Bergman invited a foster child and a child that was adopted through the “Wednesday’s Child” program. “The Wednesday’s Child program really works,” Bergman happily reported.

Among the sponsors who made the event such a success were The Auto Gallery and Maserati. The Auto Gallery in Beverly Hills provided a Maserati and a McLaren that were on display for guests to “ooh and aah” over. They also handed out travel cups and blankets with the Maserati logo.

Another famous logo grabbing attention was the Sue Wong Fashion display. Wong rules the world of classy fashions, and now she has ventured into the fragrance world with little samples for everyone.

Timmy Woods' red carpet clutch collection

Timmy Woods’ red carpet clutch collection

The extraordinary Timmy Woods was showcasing her creative designs of one-of-a-kind handbags and clutches that have dazzled red carpet events. The Pink Ribbon clutch was particularly meaningful for many women who were impressed by Woods’ entire collection. Go to

Art Lewin & Co, Art has dressed celebrities such as William Shattner, Jon Voight and Oscar De La Hoya among others, was providing style tips for guests as well as sharing the news of his soon to be launched online store,

Fine tailoring is also a hallmark of Samiah Fine Clothing with Samiah Hinton designing attention-grabbing coats for women that evoke Victorian and other vintage styles.

Thank goodness Telic Footwear was gifting their comfortable sandals. Several gals and guys put them on immediately and pampered their tootsies with Con cushioning and you have the most comfortable sandal around.

Purse Case creator Kelley Weaver (photo by Margie Barron)

Pursecase creator Kelley Weaver (photo by Margie Barron)

Wonderful fashion accessories included My Saint My Hero is a line of blessing bracelets, necklaces, etc., that give you a message of spiritual comfort ( A Shark Tank success story, Kelley Weaver had her phone-carrying Pursecase line ( that was on trend. Twisted Silver jewelry creations by Debra Mitchell using earthy base metals offered an edgy indie line ( Always ultra-popular with celebs are the Radar Watches, with the interchangeable colorful watch bands to fit any mood or fun event (

Radar Watches (photo by Margie Barron)

Radar Watches (photo by Margie Barron)

Other gifts and services enjoyed by the stars were provided by: Author Debbi DiMaggio’s book “Contained Beauty,” Tekeen and Veved Ice Vodka, My Dog Nose It UV protection for K-9s, Color Wow hair care root cover up, Model in a Bottle makeup spray, Twiistii Hair Accessories, Saavy Natural Soaps, Savannah Hair Therapy, NuBra and Personal Touch Lingerie, Author Lacretia Palmer’s book “Billy The Bully,” Spongelle body buffer, Josh Cellars Wine, Kaya Di Koko’s Single Underwear for men and Single Dress designs by Galina Sobolev, Roadkill Boutique’s totes, GUESS, Hint Water, and more. Also Dr. Sergio Alvarez Plastic Surgery was showcasing all the “touchup” services offered to keep everyone Red Carpet ready…and as fabulous as Doris Bergman herself. #

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 have been half of the husband & wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who had written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 38 years.