This event is dedicated to Natalie Dubois brother, Fabrice Dubois, who was murdered in Paris at the Bataclan on November 13, as part of all of the terrorist attacks that went on in Paris that horrible evening. Fabrice was an award-winning copywriter in Paris for Publicis Conseil and had received the Gold Epica Award a few days after his death for a Renault ad. Fabrice is survived by his wife and children.
I feel so bad for Natalie and her family, but as they say the show must go on, and it did. This was a heartfelt show for everyone that attended. There was lots to be thankful for. There were some amazing human-interest stories with many of the vendors. Everyone was excited about The Golden Globes, but it was like a guardian angel was watching over all of us as we enjoyed all of the lovely gifts that were offered.
Here are the vendors that attended:
Stephanie Kantis, Quantum Functional Medicine, Malaysian Omorose Cosmetics, Bushearts Scarves, Hair Evolution, Barebumz, Sai Suman, Marchon Eyewear, M Andrews Sartorial Luxury Collection, Demure 31, Box Water, The Wolf Collection, Michique Handbags, Truth in Hand, Miriam Reikerstorfer, Sunny Blue, Kneady Bakery, Cape Breton Fudge Company, Amara Coffee, Elina Fuhrman, Soupelina’s Soup Cleanse, Natura Bisse and trips to Le Taha’s Private Island Resort, Cape Breton Island, and Spa.
Caroline Neron, has an amazing story, she told me about how she was making jewelry with 2 broken arms. She is an actress singer hailing from Quebec. She turned her small jewelry business into a 10 million dollar company very quickly. She gifted me a lovely bracelet that I am now wearing everyday. As sweet as she is beautiful, you can understand why her designs have become so successful.
Stephanie Kantis gave me a gorgeous pair of gold lightweight earrings that I have already worn 5 times since the suite. They have beautiful jewelry; every piece is dramatic and very wearable.
At Arido jewelry I tried on a 17 Million very rare Star Safire ring, I’m surprised they let me try it on, but it was so much fun having that kind of ring on my finger for a minute.
I love the Omusubi at Sunny Blue, especially the miso beef with caramelized onions and miso sauce. It’s a nice compact lunch that is close to sushi, but not quite the same. They have a restaurant in Santa Monica, go try it you will love it!
And…there are always A – list celebrity nominees attending. Here are some past attendees: Queen Latifah, May J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Stephen Moyer, Angela Bassett, Rachel Bilson, Eva Longoria, Morgan Freeman, Terrance Howard, Spike Lee, Kate Walsh, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Hudson, Colin Firth, Felicity Huffman, Adrian Brody, and many others.
I always have a lovely time at The DPA Gift Suite, it is elegant and each year it just gets better. I am so happy to be included in all of the gift suites that DPA does year round.