Weekend Recommender: February 8-10
February 07, 2013 | by —Alexandra Calamari | Homepage
This Sunday, Ann Hampton Callaway sings Barbra Streisand favorites.
Ippolita at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills
Friday, February 8, 12-2 p.m.
Take a long lunch break and head to Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills to mingle with jewelry designer Ippolita. She’ll be in-house showing off her freshest spring designs, including the Stella collection—a brand-new line of jewels featuring sterling silver and diamonds paired with various gemstones, ranging from $495-$2,995. Event is free of charge and open to the public. 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
Strange Invisible Perfumes Valentine’s Day Party
Saturday, February 9, 2-7 p.m.
Gear up for Valentine’s Day with a special holiday trunk show hosted at Strange Invisible Perfumes’ Abbot Kinney boutique. They’re launching three new limited-edition scents, while showcasing designs by Demitasse, Emily & Ashley, Jamie Joseph, Ron Hami, and more. Enjoy cupcakes, Champagne, and organic nectars while you browse. Event is free of charge and open to the public. 1138 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-314-1505
The Streisand Songbook at LA Phil
Sunday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
Singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway heads to Walt Disney Concert Hall for a concert featuring a selection from the expansive repertoire of songs she has written for TV and Broadway. Hampton Callaway has worked extensively with Barbra Streisand—even composing her wedding tune—and will focus on pieces they collaborated on like “People,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “Evergreen,” and “Cry Me a River.” Acclaimed lyricist Alan Bergman will also make a special appearance. Tickets are $50-$120 on laphil.org. 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA, 323-850-2000
“Year of the Snake” at WP24
Sunday, February 10-24, 5:30-10 p.m.
Kick off your Chinese New Year celebrations at WP24, Wolfgang Puck’s chic Chinese restaurant housed on the top floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel downtown. Puck has crafted a specialty ten-course menu ($180) including a whole roasted Peking duck, while beverage director Klaus Puck has whipped up a "Venom" cocktail that mixes Pritchard’s Tennessee Corn Whiskey, yuzu bitters, lemon juice, ginger simple syrup, and Kugler Absinthe. As a special goodbye treat, diners will select an envelope from the “wish tree” which will either hold a proverb or luxurious gifts like spa treatments or overnight stays at the Ritz. 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Downtown, 213-743-8824
Cover shoot: September 2014 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.