BHBA-VintageBouquet-byLeeSalemSplendid food and award-winning wines served in a stunning setting make an irresistible pairing.  With one of the city’s most iconic mansions as the backdrop, the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers 28th Annual Vintage Bouquet promises to deliver on all of that and more when it serves up delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts from top restaurants and tastings from leading wineries, spirit and beverage companies on Sunday, April 17, 2016, from noon to 4 pm, at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.

See image: Photo by Lee Salem; The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Vintage Bouquet at Greystone Mansion

The outdoor tasting event, which is open to the public, also includes a beer garden, musical entertainment, and live and silent auctions featuring fabulous trips, enticing food and wine packages, artwork and much more. VIP ticket holders enjoy all that plus access to the exclusive a VIP Cocktail Lounge. Considered one of the BHBA’s signature events and recipient of the coveted “Best of Beverly Hills Award,” Vintage Bouquet benefits the community and educational programs of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, who are committed to serving the community by providing such services as Teen Court early intervention and diversion court for juvenile offenders, and monthly pro bono legal clinics at Roxbury Park. See our Upcoming Events Page for a full list for additional .

TickeBHBA-VintageBouquet-byLee-Salemts to the 28th Annual Vintage Bouquet are $175 per person ($200 after April 15, 2016).  A limited number of VIP tickets ($275) are also available and include entree to the V.I.P. Cocktail Lounge with exclusive restaurant, spirit and cocktail tastings. Sponsorships are available. Greystone Mansion is located at 905 Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills, CA 90210.  For tickets and information, please call (310) 601-2422, or visit
$175 in advance ($200 per person after April 15, 2016);
$275 VIP tickets (include entree to VIP Cocktail Lounge)

What: Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers 28th Annual Vintage Bouquet
Where: Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

When: noon – 4 pm – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Phone: (310) 601-2422


Downtown…The Arts District Co-op celebrates its 2nd birthday all weekend (April 15 to April 17, 2016). Enjoy a weekend of live music, art, food and shop locally handmade products by some of the most talented artisans in L.A. 453 Colyton St., LA 90013; 12-8pm. See FB Page.


Head to Hollywood…

Sun-April17-FMFineArtsRelative Perspectives” opens at FM Fine Art. The title has been used  (by the gallery) on special occasions over the last few years to showcase the paintings of two very distinct artists who are a father and son.  

See image: Burnished, 2016, Canvas Dimension 18″ by 24″

It is fascinating to compare the difference in approach, style, and technique of two painters who are linked not only genetically, but also constantly show together in their own shared gallery and often even find their works hanging in  many of the same collections. It is possible to feel a connectedness and energy when seeing the works presented together, despite the differences in style. 

On view: April 17 – May 2

What: Opening  reception
Where: FM Fine Art Gallery, 834 N. La Brea Ave.
When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm – April 17, 2016
Phone: 323 466-9999


In Beverly Hills…

Its the final day to catch Jesse Eisenberg’s The Revisionist at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen. There are two performances today 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

LeaRevisionist 59 LowResding the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August: Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Opening Night took place on Friday, April 1.

About The Revisionist:
Overdue in delivering revisions of his new novel and distracted by city life, David plops himself in a cramped apartment in Szczecin, Poland, the home of a distant cousin named Maria. She is a complicated and indomitable figure — a Holocaust survivor who maintains a kind of shrine in her home to her far-off American relatives, many of whom she has met only once or twice. It’s a clash of cultures and generations as their divergent agendas, combined with cultural and culinary differences, lead to a spiky, combative relationship that ultimately questions their ideas of family.

For more info, visit our Upcoming Events Page.

Additional info about the actors, the production and the Wallis, can be found on:

Tickets: Single tickets: $50 (prices subject to change)

What: The Revisionist
Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Lovelace Studio Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
When: 2pm & 7pm – April 17, 2016
Phone: 310.746.4000

Enjoy…See ya next Thursday at Noon!