Shoppin’ and Sippin’

Los Angeles magazine hosted two events—the launch of Etro and a jazzy Big Holiday Office Party

The holidays have arrived, and we here at Los Angeles magazine are doing what we do best—besides put out a quality magazine. Shopping and drinking. First, we celebrated the launch of Etro at Bloomingdale’s at Santa Monica Place. There was shopping and Thyme Café eats in the men’s department. Want to get Etro at another Bloomies in L.A.? Too bad; you can only get the Italian menswear line at Bloomies SM. Go-to-there. Then we tricked out the lobby of our building again (last time was for our 50th anniversary bash) for a drinks-heavy holiday soiree with Santa, DJ Hem, and the spirits of VeeV, SVEDKA, Pisco Portón, Herradura, Chambord, Malibu Family Wines, Karma Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, The Naked Grape, and Woodford Reserve. Whew! Market Restaurant provided the nibbles. It was a lot of fun. There is still a big piece of plywood where the door used to be (just sayin’). Check out the revelry, and have a wonderful holiday yourself.

Photographs courtesy Venus Tong and Jim Donnelly