Friday, December 21, 2007

Media Bistro LA - Media Holiday Party 2007

By photojournalist: Veronica Viljoen

The Foyer

Who: Media Professionals
What: Drinks & Conversation
Where: SIMON L.A. at the Sofitel Hotel
8555 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
When: Wednesday, December 19
6:30 to 8:30 pm

The Scene:


Nestled along Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, SIMON LA, a restaurant by Kerry Simon was the venue for Media Bistro’s 2007 LA Media Holiday Party. An intimate crowd of about 100 media professionals mingled with one another in one of three space locations at the hotel.

There was the Stone Rose Lounge; the inside bar area designed by Rande Gerger or you had the option of sharing your space with the majority of the attendees under the nightlight of the outside patio. Media Bistro Founder and Cyberhostess, Laurel Touby together with Los Angeles hostess, Michelle Thatcher provided us with an amazing setting as we mingled with other media industry players as the night played out. As a Fashion Critic, I got to meet a few interesting people last night.



Conversation quotes:
National Enquirer, John South, Senior Reporter, “if it's true, why should you not run the story or print the image”
Digital Village, Ric Allan, Producer & Host, “about 10 years ago, when we were covering New Media there was not a lot of interest in the subject”
Valentine Group, Steve Valentine, President, “I am the PR Director for tonight’s event – you can go ahead and shoot images – send me a link to your blog”

It's a Wrap, Veronica Viljoen
Fashion Critic


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