Thursday, December 29, 2016

Comforting Cold Skincare, Winter 2016 Edition...So Far.

By Laura Medina

This scribe has been slathering, rubbing, patting, testing, and reviewing much-needed healing oils, balms, and creams, like no one else, in order to give an updated, comprehensive review of Winter/Holiday skincare when folks need it the most.

Now, the majority of people are suffering from minor baking and roasting burns, not only will be great to refer back to "Balms, Oils, & a Cream for Wrinkles & Minor Kitchen Burns, while Roasting & Baking."

Thank god, these healing oils and creams aren't only just good for scrapes, chopping nips, and searing burns, they make damn good wrinkle and fine line moisturizers...

The oil that started all trendy craze for healing and wrinkle "miracle" oils, Marula Oil.

Light and hydrating, Pure Marula Facial Oil absorbs quickly into the skin without a greasy after-feel providing immediate and long lasting hydration and improved skin elasticity. Pure Marula facial Oil by Marula Pure Beauty Products is the only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil.

Pure Marula Oil is completely virgin, wild harvested, hand-selected, and cold pressed with no added heat or chemicals ensuring that its beneficial properties are captured in every bottle. This superior Marula facial oil leaves the skin soft and plump with increased firmness for healthy, beautiful, age-defying radiance.

Pure Marula Facial Oil is suitable for all skin types.

EO® Certified Organic Body Serum 01 Revitalizing

As an soakable alternative to heavy creams,  this light, revitalizing body serum replenishes dry skin, leaving it silky soft and smooth. Sustainably sourced organic Palm Oil (Ethyl Palmate) creates a protective layer on your skin. The nourishing oils of Jojoba and Coconut are combined with refreshing Orange essential oil and Vitamin E to deeply moisturize skin. Packaged in a 4oz recycled blue bottle.

 Jojoba Company Australian Golden Jojoba Oil 85ml

Before Marual Fruit and Oil were discovered, there was good ole carrier oil, Jojoba.

The closest thing to human sebum, this is because sebum is also largely comprised of wax mono esters, the primary constituent of jojoba oil. In most cases, it can act as a substitute while giving similar or added benefits compared to sebum. 

Jojoba oil is non-toxic, non-comedogenic and non-allergenic. This means that it will not clog pores and will not cause any allergic reactions. It is also not an irritant, so it can safely be used around the eyes and on the skin. In addition to that, it does not cause a greasy feeling when used on the skin like other oils do.

It contains many different varieties of tocopherols which make up Vitamin E and many other natural minerals. Vitamin E is well known for promoting healthy and clear skin.

Jojoba oil is an antioxidant and protects you from the damaging effects of free radicals, which is believed to contribute or cause various chronic diseases and cancer.

It is antibacterial. Most bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus and the fungus Candida albicans cannot reproduce and die when they come into contact with jojoba oil. In fact, it is so antibacterial that it can be used as a fungicide to control mildew. 

REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil

For those whose dry, delicate turn into crinkly, wrinkly crepe paper and can't tolerate real Retina-A, here's a more gentle alternative.

This synergistic complex of pure, potent, 100 percent naturally derived vitamin A, pro-vitamin A, and retinoid analogue combat the appearance of wrinkles, imperfections, and age spots. The complexion appears brighter, toned, and healthy without the effects of synthetic retinol. 

Reduces wrinkle depth by increasing collagen type 1 by 24% 

Reduces hyperpigmentation by decreasing tyrosinase enzymes by 80% and melanin production by 50%

Decreases inflammatory cytokine (redness) by 40%

Reduces prostaglandins receptors (redness) by 26%

Increases superoxide dismutase (a natural skin antioxidant) by 189% 

This formula is for all skin types, including sensitive skin and especially prematurely aging skin. For optimal results, follow with your favorite moisturizer. 


Good Karma Skincare Lux 7™ Age Defying Four-in-One Face Cream

Streamline your moisturizing to one simple, powerful product with extreme age-defying benefits. Our antioxidant-rich ultra-moisturizing formula is designed to transform the appearance and texture of your complexion. With repeated use, this revolutionary face cream will help your skin feel smoother, softer and clearer while projecting a youthful radiance.

Takes the place of daily moisturizer, skin-refining serum, eye cream and night cream.

Complexion Detox Warning: Some people at first may experience redness, slight burning or breakouts. These are signs your skin is DETOXING, allowing substances trapped in the dermis to escape. Don’t stop using the cream, just use it less. Start using the cream every other day and build up your tolerance (your skin has never been given therapeutic dosages of nutrients before- this is a normal and healthy reaction). In about a week all side effects should subside and the glow of Good Karma will begin.



Not only is this article only for the wrinkle-affected, dry and delicate skin and last-minute cooking fools burning themselves for the holiday bake-off and roast, this is also for people practicing laser peels and face-lifts then having to deal and heal with post-surgery burns and scars.

This cream is what it is at...

Twinmedix Pro Essentials E5 is scientifically formulated with 5% Tocopherol (pure Vitamin E) and powerful antioxidants to provide lipid protection from oxidation and free radical damage by hydrating and soothing skin exposed to harsh weather and improving the appearance of overall sensitive skin. Protects against oxidation and free radical damage Soothes sensitive skin and reduces the appearance of redness Patented Microsponge Technology allows for a slow release of pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to create visibly effective anti-aging skincare. Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free and Cruelty-Free


Philosophy Uplifting Miracle Worker Moisturizer

If you have an heavy, skin-clogging phobia against creams, have no fear.  The medical grade Philosophy thought of that then tackle that tacky tactile with their creams....their light, soakable, whipped, effective creams.

Like their age and generation-defying campaign by Gen-Xers and for Gen-Xers and the emerging Millenials, #CoolAgers, Gen-Xers, Ellen Pompeo, and philosophy Aren't Taking Aging Lying Down. #CoolAgersAreGameChangers., Philosophy defies what it means to be "Middle-Aged," and what it means when your first wrinkles pop-up. 

This "Miracle Cream" for both face and neck and for both men and women...

Philosophy skin labs have developed cool-liftTM & firm moisturizer to help restore skin’s firmness and elasticity while redefining facial contours for a more uplifted and youthful appearance. this exclusive technology works by helping to boost skin’s natural lifting ability. first: a microcirculation complex featuring provitamin p helps stimulate skin’s natural functions; and second: a special combination of extracts helps rebuild a stronger collagen and elastin network. day after day, skin looks more resistant to the pull of gravity. ------ the results: instantly: skin looks lifted, smooth and radiant.*  in 4 weeks: skin feels more firm with a better bounce, while facial contours appear more sculpted, youthful and defined.**  in 8 weeks: 75% of women showed a clinical improvement in skin firmness, radiance and texture.*  88% of women were happy with the look and feel of skin after using uplifting miracle worker. **  *8-week clinical study, 24 women ages 40-60, twice-daily use  **8-week self-assessment study, 42 women ages 40-60, twice-daily use.

Targets the effects of aging including loss of lift, elasticity and contour.

Exclusive cool-liftTM technology: provitamin p and a combination of biomimetic yeast, rye seed and marine plankton extracts.

Helps skin look and feel firmer, resilient and revitalized, instantly and over time. 

KORRES Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

An overnight facial-in-a-jar to address uneven skintone while improving skin texture for a brighter, more luminous complexion in as little as one night. 

This overnight Wild Rose facial-in-a-jar is a breakthrough in beauty sleep. More than a mask, more than a night cream, it contains a generous dose of wild rose oil, boosted with super C for powerful brightening and antiaging. At the same time, imperata cylindrica extract time releases moisture throughout the night for continuous hydration. This product's weightless, whipped texture melts instantly into skin and works while you sleep to re-texturize and address visible signs of premature aging. Day after day, week after week, uneven tone and dark spots will continuously improve. In as little as 14 days you'll see skin that's brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant.

This breakthrough formula was the first Sleeping Facial to be introduced in the United States. Like all KORRES sleeping beauties formulas, Wild Rose Sleeping Facial is based on the KORRES Science of Sleep Study that shows that the best time to treat your skin is at night because it is more receptive to the penetration of actives and is in need of hydration and nutrients. It contains 95 percent natural content. 

- Dullness and uneven texture
- Uneven skintone
- Loss of firmness and elasticity


REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This little one ounce jar makes for a good daytime eye cream with strong sunscreen...where you need it the most, crow's feet and crinkles around the eyelids.

REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment is a conditioning moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. It contains a clinically tested concentration of powerful peptides to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and visibly firms skin. SHIELDrf provides effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and visibly decelerates the signs of skin aging that appear over time. 30 mL/1 fl. oz

body spf 30 plumeria moisturizer

The first sunscreen brand to successfully blend in antioxidants with sunscreen, for both face and body, Coola does it too for the head to toe when you need it the most, whether it be cold and dry or hot and dry.  Coola feels good in harsh conditions.

This multipurpose and non-greasy lotion has a Plumeria scent, contains 70%+ certified organic ingredients, and is formulated with patented Oleosome technology. Derived from Safflower, these Oleosomes boost the effectiveness of UVA/UVB filters, helping achieve high SPF values with fewer active ingredients. Fewer actives diminish the risk of irritation, and increase the lightweight texture of this premium formula. Free radical fighting Organic Rose Hip Oil delivers essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Vitamin C. Organic Evening Primrose, rich in Omegas 3 and 6, calms, tones, hydrates and aids in reducing redness. Organic Shea Butter, high in Vitamins A and F, smoothes, softens and balances skin.


Mineral SPF 40 Face Moisturizer

This ultimate age-defense cream provides broad spectrum mineral SPF to help prevent pre-mature sign of aging. Instantly protects skin from sunburn. Easily layer underneath foundation and primers for a healthy dose of SPF protection.

This is the ultimate daytime hand cream to tackle those age spots...

Natural antioxidants and our wrinkle-fighting, clinically tested, collagen-boosting peptide help firm and restore skin for a more youthful appearance.

Rich nourishing Shea Butter and nutrient replenishing Mineral Water deliver essential daily moisture for softer, glowing skin.

Start off your makeup routine with a healthy dose of SPF protection.

Gluten Free :: 100% Vegan :: Paraben Free :: Cruelty Free :: Artificial Color Free :: Phthalate Free :: Hypo-allergenic.

 Can't forget the soap in moisturizing Shea Butter that smells like comforting warm vanilla.

This scribe has used pure Nutrium serum before, as a retina-A alternative...and loved it.  Now, it's in this very mild, very moisturizing, rich and thick Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash...with Nutrium.



Even for those who don't bleach, highlight, lowlight, or dye, these ultra-rich Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerative Nourishment Shampoo & Conditioner is ultra-luxurious for those who keep their hair normal and natural but need tender, loving care during Winter...all thru Winter...


Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner

If  taking a shower or, much less, a bath is too freezing for you, there is hope for the Great Unwashed, use this Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner once a week, your strands feel clean yet soft, without stripping the oil and without the dehydrated frizz.


 Kenra Snail CC Cream

No snails were harmed in the making of this ultra-rich leave-in styling cream conditioner.

Whatever is launched by Kiehl's Leave-In Silk Conditioner, has morphed into hair CC Cream, the area where you need the most.






Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Celebrate Caesar's Palace's 50th Anniversary while Partying the New Year, at Absinthe Vegas.

By Laura Medina

Marking an amazing half century, Caesars Palace Las Vegas celebrated its 50th anniversary - exactly five decades from the day it first opened its doors - with a special birthday pool party with nearly 3,000 hotel and special guests hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay at the Garden of The Gods Pool Oasis.

After leading the revelers in a champagne toast and a celebratory slicing of the custom five-tier birthday cake complete with sparklers, world-famous chef Gordon Ramsay introduced one of the night’s highlights, a dramatic horse-drawn chariot entrance by Caesar himself. Embracing the Roman and Greek origins of the summer games, a ceremonial torch run followed with Ramsay ultimately lighting the impressive cauldron.
The legendary resort first opened its doors on Aug. 5, therefore, the big weekend of celebration kicks off exactly five decades later on Friday, Aug. 5 with a special birthday pool party for hotel guests hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay at the picturesque Garden of The Gods pool oasis. During the poolside celebration, the winner of the 50th Anniversary nationwide cocktail competition will also be revealed. There’s still time to get in on the fun as hotel rooms are still available. To book your room for the celebration, visit
Following the fireworks, Master of Ceremonies and radio personality Chet Buchanan introduced the three finalists in the nation-wide Caesars Palace 50th Anniversary Cocktail Competition before announcing that J.R. Starkus of Las Vegas won. Starkus’ creation, Lazy Stroll made with Plymouth gin, Cointreau, chamomile-infused honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, egg white, garnished with dried chamomile flowers, will be served in select bars at Caesars Palace throughout the rest of the year.
Caesars Palace has it's own cabaret, intimate enough for the locals, but soon yet gradually, the greater world will know of it...Absinthe.
Whatever is Old School is new again among youngsters.
Come party at Caesars Palace this New Year's Eve.

In-Between and Post-Holiday Staycation Spa with Molton Brown and Shea Moisture...for Yourself. #GiftYourself

By Laura Medina

Ugh!  Good Riddance to grabby, needy people during the holidays.  In between Christmas and New Year's Eve, now is your time to recharge for New Year's Eve and the New Year.  Remember, it's still Winter.

Every reason to soak yourself in an hot bath and pour yourself Molton Brown's yummy spectrum of fragrant body washes.

So many choices but Molton Brown's Travel Body Wash set will help you narrow it down and the price isn't bad.  Small enough to fly and turn any bathroom into a spa.

But, there's not wrong with a staycation spa.

Affordable enough for all four season, Shea Moisture Masks can either suck the stress pimples out or nourish your face with Coconut & Hibiscus Radiance Mud Mask, Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Mud Mask, and Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Mud Mask.  All three are appropriate for Winter's dry air.

Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Mud Mask non-drying mud mask purifies skin as it hydrates. Certified organic Raw Shea Butter moisturizes, softens and restores skin. Frankincense and Myrrh Extracts help to soothe skin. Leaves skin looking smooth and refreshed.

Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Mud Mask, this moisturizing mud mask deeply purifies sensitive skin as it soothes and comforts. Enriched with skin-nourishing certified organic Shea Butter and our proprietary complex of Alpine, Damask and Musk Rose Oils, it leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.

Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Mask is formulated to make your skin soft and supple while cleansing impurities and pollution. This Face Mask makes use of natural ingredients and Certified Organic Shea Butter to deliver intense moisturization to leave your skin soft like a baby’s.
SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Mask with Songyi Mushroom extracts helps restore moisture and gives dull, dry skin a bright, even tone. Coconut Oil will blended in this intense hydration formula to help soften and condition your skin. Hibiscus Flower extracts contain much needed antioxidants that help retain and maintain skin elasticity.
Regular use of SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Mask - an all-natural face cleansing solution, brightens and tones dull complexion, to leave you with soft and radiant skin.

Be glad Shea Moisture Masks are at Target, at $14.99 a jar.

Now, you got your much-needed staycation spa to detox.

#CoolAgers, Gen-Xers, Ellen Pompeo, and philosophy Aren't Taking Aging Lying Down. #CoolAgersAreGameChangers.

By Laura Medina

The women of the Greatest Generation took it lying down.  Baby Boomers tried fighting the good fight.  They won in attitude but lost out on the skincare/beauty technology.

Today's Millennials smugly think they're all that in the youth equals beauty field, due to age alone, coasting by.

Gen-Xers may be a mere blip on the demographic chart but we are innovators; and we always challenge what is considered acceptable and normal.

Nat Geo Network did a miniseries on how influence and powerful, and most importantly, how transformative Gen-Xers are on the internet, the forerunner to social media, organic gourmet cooking for everyone, and the organized, efficiency of delivery, "Generation X,"

Now, Gen-Xers are transgressing on what is consider "socially acceptable" when one enter's mid-life.  In other words, when Millennials call "mid-life crisis," that's when Gen-Xer have the right to throw tapas at them.

No.  This well-educated generation are, now, coming into their own, as the emerging Establishment with eager Baby Boomers trailing them in their wake.  Those Boomers know where the good stuff is.

Unfortunately, the more conformist, a.k.a. "push-overers," of Gen X are putting themselves out to pasture, at their peak, because they assume the peak of midlife, is retirement, with the misbelief that one peaks in their twenties when they don't know any better and they're somebody's roommate, not property owners or business owners.

The skincare/beauty company, Philosophy recognized "midlife crisis" as another form of depression; and they're re-inventing with Gen-X's signature chutzpah and panache (definition of confidence of style or manner), redefining it as #CoolAgers, with the constantly hot and smoldering, Ellen Pompeo.

Teaming up, they're on a campaign to eliminate stereotypical perceptions of middle age and introduce a much cooler option based on the facts.

To celebrate the release of Uplifting Miracle Worker, Philosophy and Ms. Pompeo will promote a new reality—that middle age can be the coolest time of your life—inviting women to remove the anti in anti-aging and replace it with cool. Women everywhere are invited to join the conversation and declare themselves or women they admire #CoolAgers through original interactive content and social media activity. 

What is a CoolAger?

A CoolAger is... 1.a.: a person not defined by his/her chronological age; in fact not defined by anything other than a will to live life by his/her own guidelines. 1.b. a woman who lives the life she dreamt of as a teenager. 2.a. role model for women younger or older who want to envision their lives as uplifting, enlightened experiences instead of a series of planned events.

Did you hear? The mid-life crisis is over! A recently released 25-year longitudinal study conducted by the University of Alberta has demonstrated that the phenomenon known as the “mid-life crisis” is unfounded and therefore untrue. Their study shows that happiness actually improves consistently over time. To celebrate this sentiment, Philosophy will launch original video content featuring Ms. Pompeo in comedic, stereotypical roles that have historically defined middle age. Giving the message greater depth will be the host site of the video——an online destination for women defined not by chronological age, but rather a will to live life by their own guidelines. The website will feature contributions by renowned authors to serve women young and old who want to envision their lives as uplifting, enlightened experiences instead of a series of planned events. 

“At Philosophy, we believe that women should act their age in all the right ways, and Ellen’s admirable, effervescent approach to living well and aging positively is a powerful way to lift spirits and spread a message,” says Rachel Shelowitz, Vice President, Global Marketing, Philosophy. “The philosophy of Uplifting Miracle Worker is ‘Happiness is feeling cool, calm and uplifted,’ a sentiment that not only ties perfectly to the CoolAger campaign, but also to Philosophy’s longstanding message that beauty lives within.”

Adds Ms. Pompeo, “I am thrilled and proud to be partnering with a company who has two very important goals: to break down negative stereotypes that society has placed on women regarding their age, and raise awareness and funding for women's mental health issues.”

As with every launch, Uplifting Miracle Worker will inspire both beautiful skin and beautiful days, with contributions toward women’s mental health causes. In July 2014, Philosophy launched the Hope and Grace Initiative, the cornerstone of the brand’s philanthropic mission wherein 1% of Philosophy product sales across all retailers supports community-based organizations working to empower women through the promotion of mental health and wellbeing, and the prevention and treatment of related issues. Unique to Uplifting Miracle Worker, Philosophy will donate $10,000 to the Aviva Family and Children’s Services, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing community mental health services and support to at-risk children and families, and personally chosen by Ms. Pompeo. To date, Philosophy has granted $1.8 million to 29 mental health organizations across the country. features contributions by renowned authors to serve women young and old who want to envision their lives as uplifting, enlightened experiences instead of a series of planned events. Article and video content will be refreshed daily – follow philosophy on social media to stay in-the-know about updates.

What it Means to be a CoolAger: Martha McCully writes about life in the mid years. Life as she expected it did not happen. Instead? A completely independent, untraditional way of living has given her a surprising view of these years that are turning out to more formative than her formative years. Includes research about the U shape Happiness Curve and definition of the term “CoolAger.”

CoolAgers We Love: A peek into the lives of CoolAgers we admire. They’re our friends, our role models, our colleagues. A series of interviews will reveal what uplifts them, how they take care of themselves, what they don’t regret, and how they plan on maximizing every second of their mid-life. Writer: Leah Groth, founder of Twigs & Tiaras

An Interview with Jill Kargman: The kinetic, raven-haired author-actress and all around anti-socialite is refreshingly outspoken and pretty hilarious about everything—from rich people to her funereal style. The star of Bravo’s scripted show Odd Mom Out, which is based on one of her 12 books, inspires us to shred the rules and play life for laughs. Writer: Monica Corcoran Harel

Thanks to Philosophy's medical grade technology, their Uplifting Miracle Works Line can match a CoolAger's mentality, not allowing our looks or aging define who they are...

Pilosophy skin labs have developed cool-liftTM & firm 2 oz.moisturizer to help restore skin’s firmness and elasticity while redefining facial contours for a more uplifted and youthful appearance. pair with the 0.5 oz. eye cream to help restore the appearance of firmness, elasticity and radiance for a more uplifted and younger-looking eye area. this exclusive technology works by helping to boost skin’s natural lifting ability. first: a microcirculation complex featuring provitamin p helps stimulate skin’s natural functions; and second: a special combination of extracts helps rebuild a stronger collagen and elastin network. day after day, skin looks more resistant to the pull of gravity.

  • targets the effects of aging including loss of firmness and youthful contour, as well as crepiness, puffiness and dark circles 
  • exclusive cool-liftTM technology featuring provitamin p and a combination of biomimetic yeast, rye seed and marine plankton extracts, plus persian silk tree complex to help improve radiance 
  • helps skin appear smoother, firmer, brighter, lifted and revitalized, instantly and over time
Since transgressive is progressive, Gen-X men can also use Philosophy Uplifting Miracle Line and become brothers as #CoolAgers.

#CoolAgers defy expectations.  That is changing the game.

Cold Comforting, Mineral Fusion & Amarte.

By Laura Medina

In between Christmas and New Year' Eve, it's colder than ever; and you just want comfort.

The night before, you can simply smooth on over Amarte Overnight Express Therapy.  The cream/gel hybrid has: retinol that boosts brightness, tightness, and clarity leaving skin supple and renewed. 
Silk Fibroin (Silk Extract)an antioxidant protein matrix that brightens skin and stimulates collagen production.
Propolis Ceraan antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial healing emollient.
rh-Oligopeptide-1a nanoencapsulated peptide-based epidermal growth factor that enhances cell renewal. 

From cold, dry Colorado, Mineral Fusion's woodsy, comforting Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette is very rare, once a year deal.  This year, their eyeshadow palette is in the color of tree bark, moss, and sunsets, and snow.

The Honeysuckle Lipstick Butter is a soothing nude that doesn't compete with the woodsy Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sneak These into Your Checked Baggage, Philip B. Hair & Body Wash, or for a Staycation Spa.

By Laura Medina

Need a more upscale version of Pert Hair and Body Shampoo?
The luxurious Philip B. Hair & Body Wash and Shampoo are just as nifty and functional but packed
with way more luxurious scents and nourishing ingredients.

They're a spa in a bottle, to wash away those nerves.

So worth to sneak into your checked luggage or simple turning your bathroom into a "spa-in-a-bottle."

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Natalie Woods, the Book & the Fragrance Line, by her daughter,Natasha Gregson Wagner.

By Laura Medina

Natalie Woods' daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, figured it's about time a new generation gets to know her mother.

As an astute observer, Natasha also included a fragrance line, in connection with the book.  She used gardenia, her mom's favorite fragrance.

Both the book and the fragrance line are at Ron Robinson Santa Monica.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Billy Bob Thornton celebrate Timothy White at Sunset Marquis Christmas Party.

By Laura Medina

Killing two birds with one stone, Billy Bob Thornton celebrated with holidays with photographer, Timothy White and the Sunset Marquis's Christmas Party.

Among the jam-packed crowd was Julian Lennon and Downtown Julie Brown and Kathy Bates, Billy's "Bad Santa" co-star.

On Thursday, December 15th, the pouring rain in West Hollywood didn't stop the love at Morrison Hotel Gallery and the Sunset Marquis Hotel.

Friends, fans and famous faces were all there to celebrate photographer and gallery co-owner 
Timothy White's exhibit opening and to enjoy the hotel's huge holiday celebration, hosted by long-time friend of White's, Billy Bob Thornton.

The exhibit, featuring just a small selection of an incredible catalog of work from White, includes a never-before-seen image of Robin Williams from a photo shoot for The Bird Cage, photographs of Jay Z, Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone and a Bad Santa, Billy Bob Thornton - which he signed in person at the party - among others. Timothy photographed both posters for the Bad Santa movies, among hundreds of other movie posters in his career.

Hosted by Mr. White's long-time friend, Billy Bob Thornton, the holiday celebration included live music in 3 areas of the hotel, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a super exclusive VIP carving station.
White has photographed the movie posters for Bad Santa and Bad Santa 2, which opened November 23rd, along with several other posters for Miramax films. 
The soiree took place all over the hotel - in the restaurants, café and bar with live music, dancers and a Santa Clause. At one point, the entire crowd at Bar 1200 were singing "Tiny Dancer" at the top of their lungs, along with the band.

Joining the celebration were Timothy White's close friends, Julian Lennon, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Debbie Carrington, Dwight Yoakam, Downtown Julie Brown and Johnny Galecki among others.

The Sunset Marquis' restaurant has an inner private lounge, where it was burlesque and jazz galore, along side ham and beef buffet and hot apple cider/dessert buffet.

Billy Bob Thornton and the Sunset Marquis can really throw it down.
But the star of the night isn
t just the party, it
s Timothy White's photographs as well. One of the
most renowned photographers of our generation, his work has inf
luenced pop culture in ways
you may not even be aware of. A recipient of the Lucie
Award for International P hotographer of
the Year, Mr. White, a partner of Morrison Hotel Gallery,
will exhibit some of the most powerful
examples from his body of work
only a snippet of the thousands of images he has created
throughout his career.
The exhibit, which will be up through January 3
, 2017, will be 35 to 40 images and feature
commanding photographs of subjects such as Aretha Franklin, Ha
rrison Ford, Brad Pitt, James
Brown, Johnny Depp, Luciano Pavarotti, Michael Jackson, Audrey
Hepburn, Jay Z, Robin
Williams, Bruce Springsteen, Elizabeth Taylor and many o
thers. In addition to the exhibit,
s work is displayed throughout the hotel in larger than life 40
x60 images.
Staying true to form, Mr. White has created a counter cultur
e of cool at the Sunset Marquis by
hosting one-
-a-kind monthly events that feature exhibits from other Morr
ison Hotel Gallery
photographers, rare film shown on a 30-foot screen, live perf
ormances, and more. White has
worked with some of the most legendary talents in music,
movies and TV, and has photographed
some of the most recognizable movie posters of our time.
His work has been featured on the
covers and in the pages of countless high-profile publicatio
ns and album covers of some of the
most extraordinary musicians.
Dawn Kamerling, owner and CEO of The Press House says of Whit
In the 20 years I have
been doing PR, it
s rare to come across someone as creative and passionat
e as Timothy White. I
have no doubt that he and his work will leave a significant
mark on the thumbprint of art for our
Hosted by Mr. White
s long-time friend, Billy Bob Thornton, the holiday cele
bration will
include live music in 3 areas of the hotel, cocktails, ho
rs d'oeuvres, and a super exclusive VIP
carving station.
White has photographed the movie posters for
Bad Santa and Bad Santa II
, which opened
November 23
, along with several other posters for Miramax films.
The holiday party is invite only and not open to the public.