Has it been another year already!?
As we enjoy the season, the PGA once again came together to celebrate one thing on the night of December 4th, a great year in producing. Once again, the West Coast PGA Holiday Party was held at the elegant Luxe Hotel. With excellent food, friendly company, and the exciting chance to win a prize in the raffles, everyone stayed late into the evening indulging in conversations reflecting on their year.
As each member entered the party, they were greeted by decadent food provided by the Luxe Hotel. Each dining table was graced with winter-themed cakes provided by A Wish and a Whisk. As the evening progressed, each table was greeted by Aye Jaye who didn’t fail to entertain with tricks and magic, teaching and amusing members with sleight of hand. Psychic reader Angela and friends added to the evening as many members rushed to sign up.
And what would a PGA Holiday Party be like without the joy of winning at casino games? I lost my money in Blackjack while many members were lucky at Craps. The prizes in the casino raffle spoiled everyone, ranging from a stay at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas to loaner vehicles gifted to us by GMto Le Clafoutis gift certificates. Additional raffle gifts were provided by Tory Burch, Massage Envy of Beverly Hills, Panera Bread, Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Bristol Farms, Murad, Globe Trotoys, The Redd Collection, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, and Delta Airlines.
The 2012 Holiday Party prizes included 3 Casino Prizes and 7 Raffle Prize Packages:
· 2 night stay for 2 at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, one week loan of a GM vehicle
· $80 Le Clafoutis gift certificate, one week loan of a GM vehicle
· $60 Le Clafoutis gift certificate, one week loan of a GM vehicle
· WHAT WOMEN WANT package:
o 2 One hour massages compliments of Massage Envy of Beverly Hills
o Tory BurchPurse
o $120 Le Clafoutis gift certificate
· HUNGER GAMES package:
o Panera Breadgift certificate
o Red Wine tasting flight for 10
o Cheese Store of Beverly Hills Basket
· FOREVER YOUNG package:
o LES DÉGLINGOStoys
o 2 One hour Facials compliments of Massage Envy of Beverly Hills
· THE HANGOVER package:
o 2 Night stay for 2 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas with a $100 gift certificate to their Steakhouse & Spa passes
o 2 Week GM Vehicle Rental
· PRACTICAL MAGIC package:
o Murad Gift Basket
o Bristol Farmsgift basket
· LEGEND OF BAGGAR VANCE package:
o 2 nights stay for 2 at JW Marriott Hotel - Golf & Hotel Package
o 4 Magic Castle tickets
· UP IN THE AIR package:
o 2 Domestic tickets anywhere in the continental United States on Delta Airlines
Congratulations to those Members and their guests that won such incredible prizes; they are certainly packages that I and others were eyeing all evening. I guess there it always next year.
Whether you won a prize or not, the decor of nutcrackers, sleigh and giant wreath from Almost Christmas Prop Shoppe, lighting by PRG, and snow machine from Blank Extreme Entertainment, provided a wonderland that was a gift in itself. To top it off, vehicles for the event were generously provided by Hertz. With that said, this party clearly left producers wanting to celebrate into the late evening without a care in the world.
Why shouldn’t they? The next PGA gathering wouldn’t be until after the New Year. This truly was a glorious send off to an exceptional year in Film, Television, and New Media.
The PGA Holiday Party 2012 was coordinated by the PGA Events Committee, led by committee chair Vicente Williams and the Holiday Party subcommittee - Joseph Morabito, Marty McDonough, Giselle Rivera, Leonard Koss, Chris Debiec, Khalilah King, Maureen Dooling, Jane Shayne, and Jordan Foley with the assistance of generous PGA volunteers and staff. Compliments to another wonderful year!
-All Photos by Michael Quinn Martin