By Laura Medina
Like this scribe has been saying recently, it is not the holidays until the celebrities bust out of the woodwork.
Once the Victoria's Secret Angels have descended from lingerie heaven, Nicole Richie appeared with her holiday-only pop-up shop, House of Harlow in the home decor section of Fred Segal on Melrose. Her clutches and purses can be pre-ordered for Spring while her home decor on the left side of the stores are ready to be wrapped and ready for the holidays. Like Santa Claus, it will disappear immediately after Christmas.
You know how the majority of people string up teeny-weeny bulbs of red, white, and green light brights then call it "Christmas."
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills does it differently.
Under the guidance of Mayor Barry Brucker, Swarovski Elements built a crystal double helix that doubles as a Twitter post board where people twitt their holiday cheers...or blahs on the message board.
Jessica Alba and Jennifer Hudson were the lucky honorees lighting up the double helix.
In cosmopolitian Beverly Hills, they "Let It Sparkle."
The emerging young gentlemen from HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and "True Blood" were pampered and polished at The Art of Shaving Barber Spa /Boutique opening.
Watching "True Blood" Kevin Alejandro and Sam Tramwell having a hoot while getting a proper shave. "Boardwalk Empire" stars Jack Huston and Vincent Piazza were soaking up the luxurious lotions, aftershave, and the fine bourbon and whiskey being served at the two bars, at the front boutique and in the rear barbershop.
Since Tis' the Season of Giving, Shannon Elizabeth is offering her perfume essentials "S," for the holidays. Rich in historical scents from the Middle East, "S" retraces back to the origins of scents given on that first Christmas, frankincense and myrrh.