Shanghai 1930's Birthday Celebration at the W Hollywood with Celeste Thorson

For our birthdays, David Christopher Lee and I planned a double trouble Shanghai 1930's celebration. Everyone looked beautiful in 1930's era art deco attire and cheongsams under the starry skies at the W Hotel in Hollywood. It was a mosaic of feathers, sequins, lace, pearls, red satin,  luxurious embroidery and elaborate headdresses. We were honored to share our travel show Destination Luxury with over 700 of guests. I wore a dusty rose feathered evening gown and headpiece by Sue Wong.  We honored the UNICEF Chinese Children’s Initiative, a great cause that supports some of the most vulnerable children in China. I'm so grateful for our media sponsor Phoenix International Magazine and the other generous sponsors who helped create an unforgettable evening...

My one big birthday wish was to have a performance by Chinese dragon dancers and the San Gabriel Valley Chinese Cultural Association went above and beyond with a roaring performance.  The giant red dragon was smokin', literally blowing smoke through it's nose, that was my favorite part of the night! Then the adorable furry lion dancers pounced around festively and circled through the crowd.

From the beautiful red rose floral arrangements by Butterfly Floral Design to the gorgeous three tiered cake crowned with a golden phoenix by Baby Bea's Bakeshop, I was very grateful for everyone's generosity.   The white, red and violet sparkling wine from Vina sympatica was lovely and the Tequila 88 ultra premium and Sacacuento Mezcal had a smokey kick. Mannfolk PR Jin and Quinn and  Charis Events and Design helped organize.   The beats by DJ Christian B  kept us dancing all night.  Special thanks to the photographers Greg Autry, Joyce Chow and Nelson Shen Images, who all made great captures that night.



Some photos of a few of our feathered friends


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