Friday, May 19, 2006

L.A. Library Awards Dinner

Most Photos by Larry Underhill
Laa-dee-dah and fancy schmancy!!! That's my description of the L.A. Library Awards Dinner we attended last night, courtesy of our friend, Jeff (see previous post) and his current corporate employer. This dinner honored author, Norman Mailer, Founding Exec. Director of the Library Foundation, Evelyn Hoffman and the Corporate Philanthropy Award went to Wells Fargo.
We drove to the beautifully restored Central Library in downtown L.A. The cocktail hour was held in the Maguire Gardens. The cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were bountiful. Many L.A. luminaries were present. Mr. Larry took great photos of Angelica Huston and her husband, sculptor Robert Graham; Keith Caradine; Norman Mailer; L.A. Times columnist Patt Morrison wearing this huge ostrich feather hat and more.
Dinner in the City National Plaza across the street was catered by Patina and simply divine. There were gorgeous table settings including orchids and pale green table linen. We had a delectable salad with designer greens, figs, sugar-coated walnuts and parmesean cheese. The entree was filet mignon, a mushroom-filled crepe and yummy mystery vegies. Desert was another mysterious piece of yum that contained chocolate, vanilla sauce, a pear and some sort of luscious mousse. We also received a copy of a recent Norman Mailer book at the end of the event.
I saw one of my long-lost girlfriends and her hubby, Mary and Devil from Newport Beach at the event. We hadn't seen each other in over 15 years. Everyone was dressed to impress. It was a most enjoyable evening. Thanks again, Jeff and Audrey for including us in the festivities.
Weekend Update:
I'll be having more designer eyeglasses made up on Saturday morning, then dashing over to Monseur Marcel at the Farmers Market to lunch with my cousins, Myrna and Marilyn. We've got a movie in the evening at the Fine Arts in BH....a friend's movie from the desert's PioneerTown. Sunday, I'm taking Regina for a belated b-day lunch. We're gonna do the Sawtelle Stroll along the Westside's eclectic Mini-Tokyo and check out all of the cool shops. Later that afternoon, my neighborhood, Wilshire Vista, is holding it's annual Mixer and get-together. Phew! I'm tired already just thinking about all the events. Have a faboo weekend everyone!



At 1:30 PM PDT, Blogger DarcyArtsy said...

Like a whirlwind and how much fun is your social calendar these days! Great weekend ;)

At 3:08 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great event, you have wonderful friends. And by the way, you look gorgeous.

And great shots by Larry. I have always wondered about that Patt Morrison; do you think the top of her head ever gets fresh air? And where the heck does she put all those hats?!!!!

You really are amazing, with such a full calendar you still find time to create all those beautiful bags, and all the other things you make. I need to know--what vitamins do you take?

At 4:34 PM PDT, Blogger Bri Ana said...

Wow Ellen, that was quite the Angelino spectacular! And I'm so glad to learn that Keith Caradine is still hot, in his own angular way.

At 6:00 PM PDT, Blogger LadyLinoleum said...

Bri is so funny with the Caradine comment! Dude, check out Pat's hat du jour...She's a trip. Looks like you had a great time. Looking forward to Sunday!

At 8:49 AM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

No only was Patt Morrison's hat spectacular (she must have plucked many ostriches for that hat), but you should have seen her faboo dress! The dress was also chocolate brown, organza tiered ruffles with spaghetti straps, coming down just to the top of her knees. Patt has great legs! She wore gorgeous chocolate high heels to match! Quite stunning!
Larry and I kinda' know her, since our friend Amy edited Patt's book, "Rio L.A." We went to many of the book signings when it debuted. She's totally a kick.


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