#SPOTTED: STARS OUT FOR AWARDS SEASON IN LOS ANGELES
Our four days in Los Angeles were nothing short of magical and our visit couldn’t have come any sooner, as we desperately needed a break from these winter blahs in Toronto! This Awards Season has been the most unpredictable ever I must say, but whether you’re a fan of GREEN BOOK, ROMA, A STAR IS BORN, THE FAVOURITE, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK or BLACK PANTHER, chances are you had to have been happy that these Films at some point along the way were recognized with awards!
While we admit this was probably our most tiring trip to the land of the stars, it definitely was the most rewarding. I’m proud of my experiences and love to share them. Meeting my idols is something I always have loved to do and will continue to for a long time! Check-out some of our Selfies from our star-studded visit to Los Angeles!
We’re saddened we couldn’t find Olivia Colman as we’ve wanted to meet her for a long time now, but how can one complain with these many blessings?
Rami Malek – OSCAR Winner!
Regina King – OSCAR Winner!
Bobby Farrelly – Oscar Winner!
Nick Vallelonga – OSCAR Winner!
Brian Hayes Currie – Oscar Winner!
Mahershala Ali – OSCAR Winner!
But our favourite pic of all? This shot of us on this A Star is Born Billboard for Lady Gaga‘s ALLY outside Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard! Don’t worry, it wasn’t as high as it looks!
And we always enjoy our dining experiences in Los Angeles, whether it be their staple burger chain IN-N-OUT BURGER which I always make time for. Next time you visit, you must check-out The Butcher, The Baker and The Cappuccino Maker. This is the new it-spot for brunch on Sunset Boulevard. Their Mimosa Flights are a must-try as is their gorgeous Colorburst Latte! Their Eggs Benedict with Avocado and Pork Belly is the best we’ve had. EVER. We hear this place is a celeb hotspot and saw it with our own eyes! Eli Roth tells us he enjoyed his brunch a lot.
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An institution since the ’80s and a huge favourite of the Kardashian family, CHIN CHIN is set to bring California-inspired Chinese cuisine to Toronto in a couple weeks with its first location ever in Canada, near Rogers Centre. We love their Orange Chicken, Chin Chin Chinese Chicken Salad, Wonton Stars (crab-filled) and Crispy Spicy Honey Shrimp. Traditional American-Chinese flavours and a West Coast freshness.
Do not forget to check-out our coverage of the Blue Carpet at the Film Independent Spirit Awards right here!
Until the next trip!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: ROBERT PATTINSON, DENZEL WASHINGTON + MORE IN LOS ANGELES
We were in L.A. this past weekend and although our reason to visit was the 2016 BREEDERS’ CUP at Santa Anita Park, we always make time for the stars. We even met culinary master Bobby Flay at the championship races and saw one of our faves Elizabeth Banks, both Ambassadors for the event.
We’re completely exhausted from the trip but finally had a quick minute to share some of our Selfies. Two events were going on around town that night, the GO FOUNDATION GALA in Downtown L.A. benefiting under-privileged children. While Katy Perry and Kate Hudson attended last year, this year we had chair Robert Pattinson attend and he was a great sport, staying right to the end! We’ve met him a few times and he is gracious when time and security permits and fortunately it was a low-key situation. At the Fox Theatre the same night was the Premiere for Oscar Contender, FENCES, directed by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. He stars in the Drama alongside Viola Davis, based on the Broadway play which saw him win a Tony!
We also saw Mel Gibson, Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn at a screening for HACKSAW RIDGE, but the photos were a no-go. Sad, but fine.
See our Snaps!
Just take it okay, guys? ✔ Until next visit!
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)