THE PARTY: Audi Celebrates Golden Globes Weekend 2014
THE PLACE: Cecconi’s in West Hollywood
THE FARE: Truffle risotto balls, steak tartare, various thin crust pizzas and various cocktails, wine from Brancott Estate
THE DEETS: With massive spotlights out front illuminating the sky above West Hollywood, it was clear this was no small shindig…that and the imposing presence of the fire marshal beside the velvet rope. Everyone wanted to get inside this bash and a continuous line snaked around the corner throughout the night. A slew of celebs arrived in a parade of Audi vehicles including the A8 L TDI, the brand’s fuel-efficient flagship sedan. Some made it past the throngs and into a VIP area, while others found their way to the bar. Sarah Silverman cracked up friends in one corner, while Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, both in Calvin Klein, caught up with Christoph Waltz in another. Schreiber also chatted with fans about his role in 2008’s Defiance. On the fashion front, Elisabeth Moss was stunning in a black jumpsuit and Edie Parker clutch and Michelle Dockery continued her path to style icon status is a plaid Altuzarra sheath. Other stars like Betsy Brandt, Alyssa Milano, Matthew Morrison, Derek Hough, Ashley Madekwe, and Thomas Sadoski mingled as guests hammed it up in the weekend’s first photo booth. A sense of excitement filled the crowded space—a sign of good things to come throughout the weekend.