Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Proverbial Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet presented a two-day event – featuring fashions, beauty products and services, and cuisine -- for invited guests in a private Hollywood location. Yup, more Emmy prep luxuriating.

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Luxury brands were displayed in a buffet-style setting on Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25, 2006

The Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet is a estination for celebrities, stylists and media. The buffet is normally held before major award shows.

Pre-Emmy buffet attendees included: Kiera Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”), Allison Janney (“The West Wing”), Randy Jackson (“American Idol”), Drew Lachey (“Dancing with the Stars”), Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”), Jeri Ryan (“Shark”), Jerry Ferrara (“Entourage”), Constance Zimmer (“Entourage”), Rex Lee (“Entourage”), Ellen Barkin (Ocean’s Thirteen), Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”), Arielle Kebbel (John Tucker Must Die), Justin Berfield (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Evan Handler (“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”), Gary Valentine (“King of Queens”), Teri Polo (“The West Wing”), Heidi Montag (“The Hills”), Bob Guiney (“The Bachelor”), Rachel Hunter (“Dancing with the Stars”), Carrie Ann Inaba (“Dancing with the Stars”), Mario Lopez (“Dancing with the Stars”), Samantha Harris (“Dancing with the Stars”), Tara Reid (“Taradise”), Bahar Soomekh (Crash), Shaun Toub (Crash), Autumn Reeser (“The O.C.”), Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray, “Stacked”), Marsha Thomason (“Las Vegas”), George Stults (“7th Heaven”), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Randy Spelling (“Sons of Hollywood”), David Weintraub (“Sons of Hollywood”), Missy Peregrym (Stick It), Matt Dallas (“Kyle XY”), Daveigh Chase (“Big Love”), Hal Sparks (“Queer as Folk”), Chris Warren Jr. (“High School Musical”), Daneel Harris (“One Tree Hill”), David Keith (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Model Caroline D’Amore, Michael Moloney (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”), Kellan Lutz (Accepted), Kathy Griffin (“My Life on the D-List”), Alexis Thorpe (Wedding Crashers), Rachel Stevens (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo),Jonny Abrahams (Prime), Alec Mapa (“Half & Half”), MLB player Jose Canseco, Alex Nesic (“Sleeper Cell”), Alana Curry (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Jackie Warner (Bravo’s “Work Out”), Joel McHale (“The Soup” on E!), Leeza Gibbons, Deidre Hall (“Days of our Lives”), Alison Sweeney (“Days of our Lives”), Kristian Alfonso (“Days of our Lives”), Ashley Jones (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Jennifer Gareis (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”) and socialite Jason Davis.

Lorena Bendinskas, Silver Spoon partner says, “We helped talent relax before the Emmys by offering everything from deep-tissue massages from Allure Pilates, make-up by Sheer Cover along with manicures and pedicures from Hands On.”

Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet co-founder Melissa Lemer adds, “We raised over $10,000 for Tom’s Foundation, which buys school and medical supplies for children. Specifically, the funds we raised will go toward donating supplies to children in Los Pilontes, Argentina.”

Designers, jewelers, cosmetic and skin-care lines from around the world join The Silver Spoon Entertainment Marketing in presenting exclusive tribute fashions, camera-ready makeup and hairstyling, and good luck charms to selected guests. Beauty treatments were a popular destination.

At this year’s Buffet, attendees viewed jewelry from A Diamond is Forever, who showcased Journey Diamond Jewelry, which features diamonds set in a graduated pattern from smallest to largest and represents how love grows stronger over time. Diamonds are always a girl’s best friend; Kiera Knightley, Felicity Huffman and Allison Janney all left the Buffet with a piece of Journey Diamond Jewelry.

Gorjana jewelry also gifted guests with their delicate gold and silver designs on site.

Male and female stars snatched up the hot timekeepers of the moment: Toywatches, as seen in Fred Segal and Vanity Fair. Guests were treated to Sheer Cover® makeup, the mineral makeup collection presented by Leeza Gibbons.

The new haircare line Aquage outfitted attendees with products. Healing Anthropology gifted fresh skincare products without preservatives, while Rural Revolution offered its exclusive natural body scrub for freshly exfoliated skin. American Laser Centers, specialists in laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and cellulite-reduction therapy company consulted attendees’ needs. Lumineers by Cerinate offered stars in need of a last minute smile touch-up.

Allure Pilates Spa gave massages while Hands On salon gave manicures and pedicures. Stars could take home Karma yoga wear and a Plank yoga mat.

Fashions were very popular at the Buffet.

Spanx [a future story may be up on BeansTalk soon] hosiery helps sculpt stomachs and thighs while Fashion Forms bras and accessories can accentuate and flaunt one’s assets. Guests received dresses by Kirsten Jade Inc., Magaschoni cashmere, Henry III denim, Gypsy shirts for men and women, Cusp swimsuits and Gold Toe socks. Franco Sarto gifted handbags and boots while Tsubo offered the latest fashion-forward sneakers. Dog lovers snagged “Dogs Rule” clothing and gear from Pedigree. Stars who needed good luck charms picked up Cabbage Patch Kids Newborns.

Buffet guests enjoyed Italian cuisine from LA hot-spot Dolce [you may know this as Ashton Kutcher/Wilmer Valderrama’s restaurant), food from Sur restaurant, Rolling in the Dough cookies, Dove chocolate candies, exotic cupcakes from Cupcake Specialist Stuart O’Keefe and Fuze non-alcoholic drinks. There was a Flavia Fusion drinks lounge with gourmet coffees, fresh leaf teas and wellbeing beverages, as well as cappuccinos, mochaccinos and Milky Way Swirl Lattes.

Adult guests indulged in Hpnotiq vodka, Leblon rum, Peroni beer and cocktails made with Freshies mixers.

About Tom’s Shoes

Toms was born in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie out of a commitment to produce stylish, comfortable, and practical footwear while improving the lives of children around the world. Every pair sold is personally matched with a donated pair to a child in need. The Buffet will be raising money for the Tom’s Foundation, which buys school and medical supplies for children in needy communities. The Tom’s foundation ultimately hopes to provide shoes and assistance to needy areas on every continent, but funds from the Buffet will be going to children in Argentina.

About Silver Spoon Entertainment Marketing
The Silver Spoon Entertainment Marketing holds prominence in Hollywood during award season.
The Silver Spoon Entertainment Marketing offers award show pre-pampering. Designers, jewelers, cosmetic and skin-care lines from around the world travel to Los Angeles to gain access to the media and celebrities The company is the creation of partners Melissa Lemer and Lorena Bendinskas.



A Diamond is Forever

Journey Diamond Jewelry

American Laser Center

Facials and hair removal

Allure Pilates Spa

Pilates Spa


hair care

Cabbage Patch Kids Newborns




Design by Taylor



Italian restaurant



Fashion Form

bra straps & accessories

Flaming Flowers

Floral designs by Justin Howard


Coffeemakers/brewed coffee drinks

Franco Sarto

shoes & purses


Drink mixers



Gold Toe



Women’s jewelry


Men’s jewelry and belts


men and women's shirts

Hands On


Healing Anthropology


Henry III Generation



colored vodka

Karma Athletics

yoga wear

Kristen Jade

Custom-made dresses




Teeth lumineers


woman's cashmere knit wear


Dogs Rule clothing and gear



Plank yoga mats and yoga bags

Yogagear, handbags & soap

Rolling in the Dough


Rural Revolution

Body scrub

Sheer Cover® mineral makeup

Leeza Gibbon’s make up line


hosiery and underwear

Sur restaurant



fashion watches


athletic shoes for men & women

Uneek Dogs

dog cookies