This weekend, in celebration of one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, the Eco Oscars offered Oscar-nominated guests the opportunity to sample a melange of eco-friendly products.
It was a gorgeous afternoon at a private estate in Beverly Hills, marked with live music by The Palace Ballroom and curiously delicious cocktails from Agave Underground Tequila that included notable concoctions like the “Charlie Sheen” (trust me when I say you only need one “Charlie Sheen” to have a good time).
Attendees included Oscar nominees Reginald Hudlin (Best Picture, DJANGO UNCHAINED); Sam Fell & Chris Butler (Best Animated Film, PARANORMAN); Malik Bendjelloul (Best Documentary – SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN); Pes (Short Film Animated – FRESH GUACAMOLE) and Seamus McGarvey (Cinematography – ANNA KARENINA), as well as folks from the Oscar nominated LINCOLN and CURFEW among others.
Spotlight Sponsor Lifeway Foods (the nation’s top producer of probiotic foods and beverages) kept the afternoon cool and sweet with their frozen dessert bar complete with toppings and gift certificates for free pints of Kefir. Kefir (a tart & tangy cousin to yogurt) has by my “go-to” pint for years — it’s a great alternative to ice cream for those people who love frozen treats but are lactose-intolerant and don’t want the calories.
Additional sponsors included: Celebrity Jeweler Michael Greene & Co. who gifted Oscar nominees & VIPs an exclusive Gift Card; HUGRZ, the leader in sustainable boot wraps; John Paul Pet Grooming Packs who gifted a 3-Pack grooming set that provides the basic essentials for a pet’s coat and skin; Luna Bars; Men’s designer Michael Foster who gifted nominees his 100% Egyptian cotton luxury scarves; Minky Couture’s luxurious custom blankets and cool scarves; Morgan Brand Management who gifted Vitaphenol multi-active toner and Kaia’s Juicy Bamboo eco-friendly, bio-degradable cleansing & toning wipes; O.P.I. Skyfall James Bond 007 Nail Polish Lacquer Collections; Shaklee Get Clean Home Care Kits; Stefanie G Beverly Hills Fine Cosmetics; L’ARGANIUM who gifted their beauty serum made with pure argan oil; and Five Pawns sampled their signature Vapor Liquid.
Amy Senger is an L.A. transplant by way of Washington, DC, and co-founder of 1X57, named to Washingtonian’s Tech Titans list with her partner Steven Mandzik. Follow her on twitter @sengseng and follow the Pacific Punch @ThePacificPunch or email amy@1×57.com.