The squeal—it sounded like several women at once—was so high-pitched that all heads turned to spot the star. My group shared a collective chuckle. “Wonder who that was?” someone asked. We craned our necks to see, but we were already too far past.
And so it went for several unforgettable minutes walking the red carpet at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday. “There’s Ryan Seacrest, but I’m not sure who he’s interviewing.” “Did you just see Kevin Spacey rush by? That was him!” “That’s the cast of Modern Family taking a selfie!” It was the quintessential star-studded experience that LA is known for the world over.
Donned in our full-length cocktail dresses and stiletto heels, updos firmly in place, we gathered for group photos at the pre-event reception at the Conga Room. From there, it was just a few short steps to the Microsoft Theater, where the awards were held. There was also a post-event outdoor reception at the JW Marriott, with nibbles such as rich macaroni and cheese or Caprese salad served up in shot glasses.
While not every group can experience the Emmies, opportunities for awards-themed experiences abound. Also in the LA Live area, the Grammy Museum can be taken over for group events, or companies can host cocktails on its top floor, with an outdoor terrace that accommodates 150, or 250 including the indoor space. The local DMCs are expert at creating Academy Awards-themed experiences in Hollywood, complete with the red carpet, using the Loews Hotel and Dolby Theater (which are located right across the street from each other). The possibilities are as limitless as the talent you will find in the show business capital of the world.