Oscars and Design Bloggers celebrate

How fitting that Oscar night takes place on the same night as the Design bloggers Conference 2012 begins. Not only are we in Los Angeles.
We are staying at the Millenium Biltmore, where  Oscar events unfolded for 14 consecutive years in the very room we are convening.  Interesting to note that the first Oscar ceremonies were men only.

How they would leap about to see what the world has come to.  Women changing the world. Winning awards. Opinionated, feisty and aglow.


Lobby of Biltmore

As I sit in the glamorous out of this world ballroom under parasol  shaped chandeliers, where angels and gods cavort in play, I am reminded how there are no coincidences. Only convergences.
I believe that we are each playing a part on the stage of life. Many  could win an Oscarina* for doing so with verve and vibrancy.

Original Photo of a Photo Oscars at the Biltmore

Original Photo of a Photo Oscars at the Biltmore – no women on the podium.

The stage is set by Currey and Co, illustrating gilt and glamor of an age gone by, that has laughingly returned.  The messy melting pot of life, entwined with elegance. A perfect accompaniment to what is about to unfold. Whether you curate or create, design bloggers and world influencers understand that beauty, and boldness hang in delicate balance.  The art of being depends on combining wit with very personal style.

Celebrating with Taste.  Champagne for everyone

Celebrating with Taste. Champagne for everyone

Martyn Lawrence Bullard arrives to open the event, deliciously worse for wear after attending several Oscar parties. He almost should speak from the Zebra fainting couch as he unfolds his charming tale of dancing with the stars, decorating in the theater of decadence.



Speaking of  circumcision cloths that slumber as bed heads, and the largesse of life quaffed in celebration of the Individual.


Chocolates for all.

I gaze up to see the Gods laughing in approval.  This is the stuff of life, maestro play on….jig to your own tune, be real, be present.  Radiate and roll in love for what you bring to the table.  Isn’t that what started the Oscars?  Actually, I had a good chuckle over what started the awards.  Quoted from WikipediaMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer created this as a  professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and to help mediate labor disputes.” Blogging has some maverick qualities. Diarizing in the new town square of life.  Everything odd becomes establishment, with tenacity and passion.

Blogging Tweeting and videoing, what time has wrought to the hallowed ballroom

Blogging Tweeting and videoing, what time has wrought to the hallowed ballroom

What is on your own dance card of life? Who are you when the lights go down?

If you were to win an Oscarina* – what would the category be?

I would love you to share your thoughts, about Oscarinas, coincidences and women bloggers in a comment below,

Joie de Vivre


*Oscarina is a term I coin for a female statuette one we should all lay claim to in our Le Chic Cocoon.

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Oscars and Design Bloggers celebrate — 14 Comments

  1. This looked like such an interesting event. Have to smile at the last photo where everyone seems to bee using tech gadgets of all sorts!
    xo Cathy

    • Dear Cathy, it was indeed a humdinger. Adam Japko is brilliant and the attendees, speakers and sponsors are all so wonderful, friendly, engaging and helpful. Yes the last photo is quite a contrast to the the stiff tables of the Oscar night..oh technology…there should be a song.

  2. You look so beautiful in the photo, Jen! and what a gorgeous venue! You make everything seem so magical; what a gifted lady you are! As for me, I am all about loving the people that God has placed in my life and expressing myself through my actions as well as written and spoken words — words written for myself, words spoken to others, actions and words that I desire to be a reflection of who I am as God’s child and Jesus’s student, follower and friend.

    • Dear Donna, your words are always loving and so special. Thank you. I hope I can weave magic with word and picture. You do embody love, in every way. So lucky to have you in my life. Every one learns from you and feels your deep abiding love. xo

  3. What a fun way to end the night! The Oscarina’s! I love it! I love the fact that everyone here enjoys blogging and sees it as useful and purposeful…I sure do and I look forward to making it even more so. Love this post!

    • Thank you Carolyn for your lively comment. Glad to add fun to your night as you did to mine. Yes blogging is a blast. and has so many uses. Cant wait to see what you do with blogging. Thank you so much xo

  4. Jennifer,

    It was fun meeting you on twitter and I am thrilled to discover your unique blog site. You clearly could win an Oscarina for your brilliant use of language!
    I was surprised (!!!the nerve!!!) to learn here that the first Oscar Ceremony was for Men only!
    If I were to win an Oscarina, it would be for being brave, feisty, hopeful in the face of adversity and for being so passionate about the beauty of life and its mystery!


    • a major holiday in our hohouesld. a0Dan and I aren’t terribly shmoopy. a0And with an anniversary just a few days before Valentine’s Day, we’ve usually already celebrated with a nice

  5. Oh dear, I tried to find you at the conference but was overwhelmed by the crowd. Your writing humbles me, not that I need to be humbled. I am not seeing a subscribe button. I want to subscribe desperately, and if you saw my e-mail you would cry. I am so in. Come by and say hello.

    • Dear Liz, what a beautiful comment. I am so sorry I missed you at the conference. It was overwhelming to see through the crowd. I am sure you dont need to be humble. I know you are chockful of wonderful gifts to share. I dont know where the subscribe button is either, but I will find out. Sending a big hug xoo Jen

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