(1) The Gagosian display at Frieze Los Angeles PHOTO: BY CASEY KELBAUGH
(2) Emilie Livingston and Jeff Goldblum at Prada Mode Los Angeles PHOTO: BY DONATO SARDELLA/GETTY IMAGES
(3) A Frieze attendee admired work from Alexander Gray Associates. PHOTO: BY CASEY KELBAUGH
(4) Sudan Archives performed at Prada Mode Los Angeles PHOTO: BY DONATO SARDELLA/GETTY IMAGES
(5) Maestro Dobel x The Cultivist luncheon PHOTO: COURTESY OF MAESTRO DOBEL ARTPOTHECARY
(6) ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas, Tabitha Soren and Michele Pred PHOTO: BY LOAMIS MEDIA
(7) DJ Mia Moretti PHOTO: BY JESTER JUNGCO
THE PARTY The return of Frieze Los Angeles for its third annual art fair—after a hiatus in 2021—had the town buzzing with art- and design-centric guests and events celebrating the city’s creative community. THE PEOPLE Moving to a new, expanded location at 9900 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, Frieze’s third L.A. iteration brought together global and local galleries, institutions, nonprofits, artists and celebrity guests, including Pierce Brosnan, James Corden, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Rock. Parisian fragrance brand Ex Nihilo hosted a lively VIP cocktail soiree at its first U.S. flagship store on Sycamore Avenue, where DJ Mia Moretti entertained guests like artist Beau Dunn and TV host Lucas Castellani. In addition to a Maestro Dobel Artpothecary activation celebrating Mexican art at Frieze, the tequila brand also hosted a luncheon with global arts club The Cultivist at Hollywood’s NeueHouse in Hollywood with artist attendees Delfin and Esteban. At The Terrace at Bar Lis at Thompson Hollywood, ARTnews, the world’s oldest art magazine, hosted a chic event and Frieze discussion led by Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas and senior editor Maximiliano Duron. And for two days, Prada presented the seventh iteration of traveling social club Prada Mode at Genghis Cohen restaurant and music center, featuring an immersive installation by artist Martine Syms titled “HelLA World.” There, guests including Jeff Goldblum, Rashida Jones, Gabrielle Union and L.A.- based Syms enjoyed VIP talks, receptions and musical performances. THE PINNACLE The four-day art fair—which opened with major sales—attracted over 30,000 visitors and featured 1,000 local and international galleries and online visitors from 108 countries.
(1) Iann Dior performed at Rolling Stone Live. PHOTO: BY MICHAEL SIMON
(2) Heidi Klum PHOTO: BY MICHAEL SIMON
(3) Quarterback Russell Wilson and Ciara at the Sports Illustrated event PHOTO: BY CHRISTOPHER POLK/POLKIMAGING
(4) Will and Shauna Blackmon PHOTO: COURTESY OF L’ERMITAGE BEVERLY HILLS
(5) Auction items at The Players Tailgate PHOTO: BY JESSE GRANT/GETTY IMAGES
(6) Surprise performers Joe Jonas and DNCE PHOTO: BY CHRISTOPHER POLK/POLKIMAGING
(7) Charles Woodson and winemaker Amanda Gorter PHOTO: BY MATTEA LINAE
THE PARTY Super Bowl LVI coming to Los Angeles, where the Los Angeles Rams were playing in the main event, made for plenty to celebrate. From wine receptions to elegant dinners to lively tailgate events, sports stars, actors, musicians and football fans rallied in support of the home team. THE PEOPLE Ahead of the big game, former NFL player and founder of The Wine MVP Will Blackmon kicked off the week with the ultimate luxury tailgate on the rooftop of L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, where guests enjoyed the hotel’s elevated takes on tailgate food paired with wines from Sonoma County’s Jordan Winery. Over at Eveleigh, NFL veteran and 2021 Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Woodson toasted his Intercept Wines at an intimate dinner. Jack Harlow and Kygo performed at Sports Illustrated’s The Party x Palm Tree Crew in Century City Park presented by ABG Entertainment and Talent Resources Sports, before guests like Shaquille O’Neal, Olivia Culpo and Ciara—and Kygo even brought out surprise performers Joe Jonas and the rest of DNCE. At the Rolling Stone Live event, performers The Kid LAROI, Tinashe and Kaskade entertained revelers including Heidi Klum and Brody Jenner. And on game day, celebrity chef and event host Guy Fieri brought out chef friends like Michael Voltaggio, Todd English and Brooke Williamson for The Players Tailgate presented by Bullseye Event Group in Inglewood, where DJ Irie played and Food Recovery Network gathered leftover food to distribute. THE PINNACLE Capping off a week of celebrations, the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium. What better end to Super Bowl weekend could Angelenos ask for than that?