everybody comes to hollywood
they wanna make it in the neighborhood
they like the smell of it in hollywood
how could it hurt you when it looks so good?
part of the excitement of the oscars is the fashion and afterparties – i was grateful to be invited to the fame & philanthropy charity gala. all i knew was that it was hosted by james cameron [yes!]. what a happy surprise to know that charlize theron was also going to make an appearance [love her work, ever since devil’s advocate #girlcrush] as well as halle berry and many of the greats.
as we ubered our way up the fancy bumper-to-bumper hills of beverly past the peaceful green vineyard and onto the tower road estate where the gala occurred, we passed the red carpet, the quick way.
whether it is giving a physical helping hand, or in financial ways, or motivational speeches, or the power of the voice, social media or whatnot – whatever way you can afford to give – it is infectious and it is wonderful. i recommend it. now back to the festivities.so it was a pleasant evening filled with the beautiful, the brave, the generous [$100k vip tables], the creatives, meeting new friends and running into old ones. but all good things come to an end, and here i waited for my valet on the sunset strip in west hollywood [with the majestic columned stairwell of my favorite japanese restaurant katana in the backdrop]. keepin it classy, even the day after. til the next black tie!
i lost my memory in hollywood
i’ve had a million visions, bad and good
there’s something in the air in hollywood
i tried to leave it but i never could