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Hooray for Hollywood

One of my favorite days of the year has arrived, the Academy Awards! I have my ballot filled out (fingers crossed for The Artist!) and I’m heading to Becky’s this afternoon to enjoy the festivities. Yesterday after our Hollywood Sites & Bites tour wrapped up, Matt dropped me off at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills where I joined six girlfriends for our annual star-sighting tea party in the parlor of this lovely hotel.

Yes, we are friends getting together to catch up on life, and yes we all enjoy tea and scones, but the real heart of our annual gathering is to star-gaze. In past years the likes of Rick Fox, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, Shirley MacLaine and designer Isaac Mizrahi have sauntered through The Peninsula lobby. And without fail every year Harvey Weinstein makes an appearance. But this year, we saw not one celebrity. Nada. Zip. Not even Harvey. We were disappointed, wondering where all the stars were staying on this special Oscar weekend?! My only consolation is that this afternoon I’ll get to see them all on the red carpet from the comfort of Becky’s living room. Hooray for Hollywood!