LAUNCH PARTY FOR EVA PERFUME
Now that my back is doing a little better (after three months–enough already!,) I’m finally up to going to a few A-list events again! Yay! I started off with a bang–Eva Longoria’s party to launch her new fragrance, Eva. It was at her restaurant, Beso, in Hollywood, and was fabulous!!! In every way.
This was a true celebrity event. I don’t watch her show, so I really don’t know who many of the cast members are, but my guest pointed out that most of them were there. Teri Hatcher walked right past us to the restroom several times (perhaps that’s why she’s so skinny?), but I was most interested to see Mario Lopez, who looks exactly like he does on TV, and Heidi Klum, who looked like the most secure woman on earth!!! You should only know what I carried on about my hair that night (straight or curly, bangs or not, clean and shiny or beach-dirty,) and Heidi showed up with hers wet and slicked-back, like she just got out of the shower!!! Now, why didn’t I think of that??? (Yeah, right–I would have apologized for it all night! That’s what I mean about her being secure.) (I really did call at least 4 friends to discuss my hair for the evening before deciding on my usual long and straight ’do.) (BTW–Eva’s hair looked great! I wish whoever does hers would take a crack at mine!)
I think that everyone who knows me knows that I eschew fragrances because I have severe asthma, so I was a tad trepidatious walking in–I had my inhaler at the ready. I figured we’d stay ten minutes and then have to leave so I could breathe. But happily, the fragrance that filled the air, which was indeed Eva’s perfume, was light and gentle! And pretty! I was seriously shocked. I was able to spend over an hour there! (It would have been longer, lung-wise, but I had three events that night. That’s right–I’m back!)
What better spot than this to put in a little word about perfume-wearing in general? In most playbills, though in the back and in small print, theatres ask patrons to refrain from wearing fragrances because so many people have allergies nowadays. Yet, many audience members are blissfully unaware of what they smell like. In restaurants, as well. So, for those of you who are reading this and still spritzing away, please be aware of just how much you douse yourself with and think of others. Even without allergies, most people don’t like strong odors.
The day after the party, I heard that Eva Longoria specifically designed her perfume to be easy on the allergens because she’s one of the sufferers, too. I will actually try it out soon. I have high hopes because of how wonderful her restaurant smelled that night.
Speaking of her restaurant, I’d be re-miss if I didn’t do a mini-review right here. The place is gorgeous and classy, all chandeliered-out, and the little food we did try–guac and chips, mini-tacos, pizza–(remember–three parties in one night, so I had to pace my intake)–was really good.
But the most important part to me is the lovely staff. All of them! Esa was our favorite server, though, and made us feel welcome and like we were the most important guests that night, which is the way to treat customers. I’ll definitely be back there for a real review sometime soon. Wearing my Eva perfume, of course!!!
Beso 6350 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood 323-467-7991 www.besohollywood.com