I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach. My boyfriend’s godfather was visiting from Portland and invited us down to spend the evening. We dined on the most excellent food with a group of 19 last night. We then spent the morning overlooking an infinity pool and the ocean while eating breakfast. I have to say I felt like the most spoiled girl in the world. Newport Beach is quite the bubble of the rich and privileged. I certainly enjoyed being there, but was happy to return to LA. Back to reality.
The SAG Awards also took place this weekend, and my favorite pastime is watching the red carpet to see what the stars chose to wear. In my opinion, Ashlee Simpson was by far the best dressed, wearing a Jenny Packham beaded gown (Angelina Jolie also chose this designer). Zoe Saldana, who stunned in a Givenchy white gown, would take my second place. She looked breathtaking.
I was most inspired by Mary Tyler Moore, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. I never really watched her show, but was surprised to learn that she started as a chorus dancer, and then became a model, before being cast in The Dick Van Dyke Show. Her show (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) changed the history of television, being the first show to showcase a single career woman in relationships based outside of the home.
Starting my career as a chorus dancer, and then transitioning to modeling, I was very moved by Moore’s story. I went directly to Amazon and bought her autobiography entitled, “After All.” I can’t wait to share more when I am finished with the book!
Enough of the rich and the famous, now back to the grind.
Cassie’s Country Club Look: Dress by Banana Republic (loving the gold detail on shoulder), Earrings and Bracelets from Sophie’s Sister, Shoes by Tory Burch, Sunglasses by Banana Republic.