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Events: Luxury Suites Bring Emmy Nominees and Top TV Stars Out to Play

Actress Brigitte Nielson soars high with VIP Sponsor Abingdon Timepieces at Doris Bergman's Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party on September 14, 2017 at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. Photo courtesy Doris Bergman.

By Jenny Peters

It’s always a whirlwind of luxury suites in the days leading up to the Emmy Awards in Hollywood, and 2017 was no different. The lure of spending an afternoon in a lovely setting where people are clamoring to give you gifts is a strong one, as proven by the two pre-Emmy Awards events that happened on Thursday September 14 leading into Emmy weekend.

At Doris Bergman’s Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party held (as always) at the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place, familiar faces were everywhere. We chatted with Bruce Dern, whose long Hollywood career includes two Oscar nominations as well as multiple other nods and wins, from the Emmys to the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Critics Choice and beyond, ranging over 40 years, the moment we arrived; he’d already visited the restaurant’s outdoor patio that was teeming with companies interested in catching celebrities’ attention.

Multiple Oscar nominee Bruce Dern attends Doris Bergman’s Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party on September 14, 2017 at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. Photo courtesy Doris Bergman.

Main title sponsor BUYWINE.COM didn’t lure non-drinker Dern, but the rest of us loved their selections of unique still and sparkling wines, including the Havens 2004 Napa Valley Merlot and the Highway 12 Sonoma Red Blend. Vodka lovers went big for Spa Girl Cocktails’ award-winning, low-calorie Pear Martini Vodka while non-drinkers found plenty of Hint Water to keep them hydrated while collecting bags of special swag.

Fashion designer Sue Wong Couture & Fragrance brought some stunning gowns from her latest collection – we just adored the full-length patterned silk dress with matching elegant coat that greeted everyone at the entrance to the Bergman’s Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party – while the men who visited the lounge found Art Lewin Bespoke, the Los Angeles custom clothier, on hand with beautiful ties, soft mercerized socks and garment bags for the guys. Men like Emmy winner Kim Estes, Steven Bauer of “Ray Donovan” fame, Tony Denison from “Major Crimes” and “Detroit” star Nathan Davis Jr. also found outrageous underwear and swimwear by Hashtag Hooker and soft cotton clothing by Signature Innovation Group Menswear.

2017 Primetime Emmy Award Winner, Kim Estes (Best Actor, Short Form for “Dicks”) attends Doris Bergman’s Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party on September 14, 2017 at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood and enjoys some vino from Title Sponsor BUYWINE.com. Photo courtesy Doris Bergman.

Single Dress and Kaya Di Koko added more fashionable glam to the lives of Emmy winner Patrika Darbo as well as Brigitte Nielson, Deidre Hall, Marilu Henner, Dee Wallace and Maria Conchita Alonso. Those Hollywood favorites found lots of jewelry to enjoy, from Abingdon Timepieces, designed by a female aviator and diver with the adventurous woman in mind all the way to My Saint, My Hero inspirational bracelets and Twisted Silver brass and leather jewelry. Presenting Sponsor Skinside Drinkable Collagen, the Swiss beauty company, offered the beautiful people a chance to stay that way with their cosmetic drink, while Reema Beauty added their cosmetics line into the mix.

Actress Marilu Henner enjoys the Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party on September 14, 2017 at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. Photo courtesy Doris Bergman.

Montrose Regenerative Cosmetics & Laser Center gifted actual skin treatments, while Sunless Beauty went organic and noninvasive with complementary spray tans. The Dry Bar, My Curlifornia and Hair Wave added products to enhance the stars’ tresses; and for all the dog lovers in the steady crowd that enjoyed the fun, CJS Pet Staycation/CJS Homemade Wholesome Pet Treats and Pampered Pets Playhouse Resort & Spa gifts, who offered up an adorable doggie-paws motif tote bag filled to the brim with dog accessories.

Actress Denise Boutte of Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns” loves her Pampered Pets Playhouse Resort & Spa goodie bag, gifted at Doris Bergman’s Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party on September 14, 2017 at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. Photo courtesy Doris Bergman.

The gaiety continued up the hill at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, where Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge Presented by Ocean Spray took over the Mezzanine level of the hotel and actually put in a cranberry bog! It was pretty comical to see stars like Eris Baker from “This Is Us” slip into a waterproof coverall and jump on into the thing. That was a new one for luxury suites, as Ocean Spray promoted their new Mocktails, non-alcoholic juice drinks.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Eris Baker (2nd L) attends Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge presented by Ocean Spray at the Andaz Hotel on September 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lily Lawrence/WireImage)

Ocean Spray also poured real cocktails with their juice drinks and gifted stars including Peter Facinelli, Shanola Hampton and Cheryl Hines with waterproof UGG boots – and (no surprise) the women’s were actually cranberry colored.

Kelley Baker Brows brought Kelley’s Venice, Calif., brow salon to the Style Lounge, complete with reclining chairs, tweezers and hot wax; hers was a popular stop along the way. Also a winner was the Odd Molly women’s clothing booth, where they were gifting adorable Swedish sweaters, blouses and other really cute items.

Actor Peter Facinelli picks up a Lavender and Canvas bag at Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge presented by Ocean Spray. Photo courtesy Kari Feinstein/WireImage.(Photo by Alison Buck/WireImage)

Aladdin gifted “Earthscapes,” their eco-friendly stainless-steel drink bottles with a genius addition, a screw-off middle to allow ice to be added, and keeps drinks cold for 18 hours. PinnerTest offered another innovative product, a food intolerance test that looks at your blood to determine which foods are causing you problems with your health. Incredibly successful in Europe, PinnerTest is now taking on the U.S. market, where food intolerance is a hot topic.

Actress Cheryl Hines is ready to use her new eco-friendly Aladdin beverage bottle, gifted at Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge presented by Ocean Spray. Photo courtesy Kari Feinstein/WireImage. (Photo by Lily Lawrence/WireImage)

Other gifts included tote bags from Lavender and Canvas, flip-flops from Samba Sol, Belladaar handmade jewelry and Moon Palace Jamaica, a luxury resort.

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