As my friend Pearl said it best, there was very little culture in our holiday girls’ night out on Tuesday at LACMA’s Ray’s & Stark Bar. Being in the trenches together forms a life long bond and the five of us survived the top celebrity PR firm as assistants back in the day, so we make a point to get together every couple months and dish. Cause nobody can dish like a publicist. And nobody understands how a seemingly glamorous job can be very unglamorous (except for you Mel and Pearl, who separately got back from Tokyo and Bahrain earlier in the week, where I’m sure it was nothing but parties and glitz all the way, right girls?).
Ray’s & Stark Bar is known for their handcrafted cocktails, which celebrate Mr. Stark’s (the late film producer and former LACMA Trustee) films including “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Steel Magnolias” (my favorite for so many reasons). The restaurant is owned by the Patina Group, so expect an exquisite dining experience as well, especially since it’s located smack dab in the middle of one of LA’s best museums. Location, location, location.
After a catch up session reminiscent of a scene straight from “Sex and the City,” we did what every Angeleno must do at least once…stage a photo session at the Urban Light installation. And it was pure comedy. Five publicists taking photos of themselves is something nobody should have to endure. Unless it’s on E!…now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a show to write.
Ray’s and Stark Bar. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 323-857-6180