Saturday, March 6, 2010

Goose is in the House

So this is a follow-up to the previous post. What a fabulous evening at the Soho House on Sunset for the Grey Goose Pre-Oscar bash! A gorgeous view of the city awaits those who sit outside in their "olive garden", and the street lights look incredible from the 14th floor. It was a pretty casual evening. The night before saw the likes of Madonna, Elton John and Natalie Portman mingling with the crowd, while sipping their Oscar-inspired drinks with names like Sunset Goose and Gold Rush Martini (my fave!).

1 1.2 part GREY GOOSE® Le Citron
1/2 part Yuzu juice
1/2 Orange Curaçao
1/3 part agave syrup
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a gold cherry    
The club has a no-camera policy, but it would have been fun to snap a pic with Justin Kirk from Weeds and Jack and Jill. He's just so great! And really nice to talk to. Russell Brand sans Katy Perry, James Blunt, Rozanne Arquette, Dave Annable and Matthew Rhys from Brothers&Sisters and more. In fact, the whole place feels like you are are constantly looking at someone famous or important, or both - or in fact, neither, such is the game.
Earlier in the evening I went to a panel discussion held by the cast and producers of Cougar Town. It was such a fun, insightful look into what makes a good comedy show. The producer and creator is Bill Lawrence who worked on shows like Spin City, Scrubs and Friends before. Cougar Town has just started in South Africa, but I have seen a few episodes already - and am a fan. Josh Hopkins who plays Cox's cute but womanizer neighbour calls her a "comedy ninja", saying that she's always quick with the lines. Must be all those years on Friends! I asked Courtney about her recent Golden Globe nomination - and if that is something that is important to her - after years in the business without that kind of recogntion. Her answer: "Yes, yes, yes, it's so important to me! Please I want one!!" Gotta love it! Oh, and she and Mr Cox (aka David Arquette are going to be doing the new Scream...        

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