Literary Soirees

Posted online: November 2011

Santa Barbara Magazine’s Jennifer Hale and Gina Tolleson were amongst the guests treated to an intimate cocktail party for Martha Stewart at the Perrin Paris boutique in Beverly Hills last week. Ms. Stewart was in California to promote her latest book, Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations ($75). After a champagne mingle and exclusive booksigning, the party moved to an elegant dinner at nearby Bouchon hosted graciously by Sally and Michel Perrin.

Sally and Michel Perrin host their friend, Martha Stewart.  Stewart and the Perrins collaborated on a most elegant and organized bag, "The Martha". Watch the story of how it came about on her show here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_BSH4Tx0EQ

Sally and Michel Perrin host their friend, Martha Stewart. Stewart and the Perrins collaborated on a most elegant and organized bag, “The Martha”. Watch the story of how it came about on her show here.

Martha's latest tome.

Martha’s latest tome.

Morgan and Arwin Evans with executive editor Gina Tolleson.

Morgan and Arwin Evans with executive editor Gina Tolleson.

Producer Joel Silver and wife Karyn Fields with Martha.

Producer Joel Silver and wife Karyn Fields with Martha.

Sally Perrin, interior designer Michael Smith with Susan Magrino.

Sally Perrin, interior designer Michael Smith with Susan Magrino.

Eddie Zaratsian (creative director Tic-Tock Couture Florals), Sally Perrin, Paulette Kiarash, and Kevin Sharkey (Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for Martha Stewart, read his blog here: http://homedesign.marthastewart.com/)

Eddie Zaratsian (creative director Tic-Tock Couture Florals), Sally Perrin, Paulette Kiarash, and Kevin Sharkey (Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for Martha Stewart, read his blog here.

Designer Monique Lhuillier, Sally Perrin, Gelila Puck and Tom Bugbee.

Designer Monique Lhuillier, Sally Perrin, Gelila Puck and Tom Bugbee.

Unique and seasonal centerpieces by Eddie Zaratsian of Tic-Tock Couture Florals—not Martha Stewart's team. We can tell you that Martha was most pleased and took pictures of them herself for her records and blog!

Unique and seasonal centerpieces by Eddie Zaratsian of Tic-Tock Couture Florals—not Martha Stewart’s team. We can tell you that Martha was most pleased and took pictures of them herself for her records and blog!

At the end of October, a local book signing hosted by Kendall Conrad at Tecolote Bookstore celebrated writer Sandy Hill’s latest tome, Mountain ($85). The beautifully illustrated book includes an awe inspiring collection of photographs of the world’s highest places collected by Hill, a lifelong mountaineer.

Mountain by Sandy Hill.

Mountain by Sandy Hill.

Sandy Hill and Brian Hodges.

Sandy Hill and Brian Hodges.

Christina Rottman

Christina Rottman

Carolyn Miller and Kendall Conrad.

Carolyn Miller and Kendall Conrad.

Beverly Jackson

Beverly Jackson

Stephanie Nicks and Paula Stussy.

Stephanie Nicks and Paula Stussy.

Tani Conrad, Francesca Hunter, and Kendall Conrad.

Tani Conrad, Francesca Hunter, and Kendall Conrad.

Photographer Dewey Nicks and Gina Tolleson.

Photographer Dewey Nicks and Gina Tolleson.

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