Maria Menounos arrives for the Miramax party in West Hollywood February 26, 2005. The 77th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday. REUTERS/John Schults
Love that Luxury
BeansTalk, covering the Oscar Suites for Reuters this week, had the pleasure of visiting the exclusive Oscar Retreat held at the private Hollywood Hills home of Anastasia Soare, celebrity brow guru whose regular customers include Jennifer Lopez, Renee Zellweger, Debra Messing, Oprah Winfrey, Helen Hunt, Kim Cattrall, Reese Witherspoon, Julianna Margulies, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Kate Capshaw, Rita Wilson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lauren Holly, Christine Lahti, Lucy Liu, Portia De Rossi, Lara Flynn Boyle, Chloe Sevigny, Melissa Etheridge, Debi Mazar, Elle MacPherson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Garcelle Beauvais, Kirstie Alley, Lisa Marie Presley, Penelope Cruz and Sharon Stone.
Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Nocolette Sheridan, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Rodriguez, Joely Fisher all visited the suite. Lexus provided the cars (GX470 and LX470, both luxury SUVs) and drivers.
Hpnotiq (blend of triple-distilled premium vodka, cognac and tropical fruit juices). The Bartender served up the “Hpnotiq Heaven” (Hpnotiq, champagne and
Dubonnet (wine flavored with herbs and spices from countries around the world) The Bartender served up the Dubonnet Kiss, a French twist of the apple martini (a blend of Dubonnet Rouge, sour apple schnapps, apple cider and sour mix)
The Dubonnet Kiss1 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
½ oz. sour apple schnapps
1 oz. apple cider
½ oz. sour mix
Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Add a thin slice of Red Delicious Apple and enjoy.