LA East Elites showed their fondness for the blondness this month! The Yelpers Prefer Blondes Elite event at The Hollywood Museum offered guests the exclusive opportunity to explore the museum, 4 floors of Hollywood's history through film, including the current Marilyn Monroe exhibit, while getting Marilyn-inspired looks from Form Academy stylists, Arax Gevorgyan and Aida Hernandez, in the Max Factor vanity rooms. Those in search of a thirst quencher were happy to come across the Xante bar that had parched partygoers all a buzz over the pear-flavored liqueur! The Marilyn floor was full of nostalgic items and a few surprises in the form of snacks like individual Pretzel Crisps bags and Frosted Cupcakery mini cupcakes in coconut, red velvet, caramel chocolate, and strawberry cream cheese!
When the group was done touring the ins and outs of the museum, they were whisked up to the top floor for a cocktail reception featuring Marilyn herself, as well as an old Hollywood glam photo booth by SnapFiesta. All that touring worked up quite the appetite, so Urban Masala was on hand with chicken tikka masala, Big Fat Pita brought enough pita and dips to feed a small army (of Elites!), and Marsatta had a slew of fancy fruit-infused chocolates to nibble on. In celebration of National IPA Day, Lagunitas poured their version of the hops and delighted the beer lovers in the crowd, while Dirty Blonde Cocktails spiked the spirits of those looking for a little flavored bubbly. For those looking to hydrate the non-alcoholic way, ZICO had refreshing cartons of their cold coconut water on hand. And how could you miss the life-sized banana and carrot from Chewse posing for photo opps and conducting a food porn contest?!?
Those that checked in through their Yelp App received a Yelp-adorned white chocolate-covered Oreo from Lady Fortunes, and everyone went home with Marilyn Monroe posters, compliments of the museum! Without House of the Rising Sun and SnapFiesta we'd be left without new Yelp profile pics. Check the LA Flickr Page and SnapFiesta's gallery to see 'em all. And, don't forget to read all the reviews!
Tourist trap shmourist trap!
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