Back in early February, Los Angeles hosted musics biggest night, the Grammy’s. There were many events around town to coincide with the awards ceremony. One that I was especially excited about attending was the album listening party of Grammy winning singer Estelle. My musically gifted and connected American, er Canadian, boy got invited and brought me along as his date.
The luncheon was held at Philippe Chow, a fancy Chinese restaurant on chic Melrose Ave. in the same space where the uber trendy Dolce once took up residence. Drew and I arrived on time, which turned out to be early since the other guests decided to be fashionably late. We nestled into a booth and began noshing on the spread of food to sample before us. We tried vegetable, shrimp and chicken dumplings, chicken and beef satay, lettuce wraps and Jumbo prawns. All of the food was fantastic. I was a little turned off by the neon orange hue of the chicken satay, but it was very tasty despite its horrific appearance.
Sin Vitality drink provided energy packed beverages. Gotta admit, they don’t taste half as bad as most energy drinks!
Somewhere in the middle of the meal we were joined at our table by the lovely Erica Hubbard best know from her work on the critically acclaimed series, Lincoln Heights. She’s a cool girl and it was fun to get to know here.
The lady of the hour, Estelle, made her way in and greeted her guests, a small intimate group of no more than 50 people. I have no idea how we were included among a select few, but i didn’t ask questions! She began playing songs from her new disc, due out later this year. There is a song called Freak that is going to be a huge club hit. Great tunes. Estelle was ever the gracious humble host, bopping along to her music and chatting with party goers.
We said a quick hello on our way out and complemented her hard work. She was polite and sweet and really appreciated our unsolicited feedback
Just another random Sunday afternoon in the Holly-hood! What a life 🙂