The nominations have been handed out, the statues are buffed and the A-list is making it's final preparations. Yup, it's Oscar night. But who said you had to live in Hollywood to bask in all the glitzy, glamourous glory? Whether you are a certified cinema buff or just a closet fan, the annual awards show offers hours (upon hours) worth of reason's to have people over, cook a few dishes, park yourself in front of the tube and shamelessly ogle celebrities. Plans still "Up In the Air?" Whether you're predicting a low-budget fete or an all out blockbuster, here's "An Education" in rolling out the red carpet and staging an award-winning production of you own.
Jealous of all the monstrous, diamond-incrusted baubles that parade down the red-carpet each year? Opt to green-light a production by North Bellmore jeweler, Joyce G. A must for a girls-only Oscar bash, Joyce specializes in entertaining with style, bringing her unique array of sterling silver jewels to your home. From sterling silver hoops, turquoise necklaces and statement making bangles, her couture spread allows you to try on and compare notes with a cast of your friends all without missing a moment of all the Academy awards action. Sure it's no gold statue, but we think that walking away with a silver sparkler or two is pretty winning.
Want to make your Oscar party a strictly A-List affair? Who needs Wolfgang Puck when you could enlist Chef Lia Soscia, a certified personal chef based right here in Bellmore. Winner of a few prestigious awards of her own (including the 2009 Recipe of the Year Award) the local culinary star specializes in special occasion dinners, themed cooking parties and even cooking classes. For Oscar night, she'll help you customize and plan a fun menu, shop for the ingredients, prepare the mean and even cleanup. The options are endless. Just think a dinner themed around your favorite nominee, movie or even actor. We're pretty sure, this food-centric fete is sure to inspire plenty of sequels.
Life as a celebrity definitely has it's perks: namely all pampering, polishing and primping. But after the long, hard winter we've had the stars definitely aren't the only ones who deserve to be treated. Thankfully the glam-squad at Bellmore's Bangz Hair Spa have got you covered. Experts at transforming even the most tired tresses, they'll cut, color and cure your coif before the first golden statue is handed out. And that's just the tip of their tantalizing iceberg. If you really want to give yourself the Hollywood treatment, opt to relax and refreshen with one of their luxurious massages, facials or peels. Talk about taking a trip to la la land.
Certainly the recession has taken a bite out of the Oscar night goodie bag, but you better believe A-Listers will still walk away with some serious swag. So why shouldn't you? If high-end accessories are your thing opt to get hands on with the goods on offer at Bellmore's Penelope. From party perfect clutches to roomy shoulder bags and the celebrity must-have; a paparrazi-shielding carry-all, their array of 'it bags' are certain to earn some 'best supporting' noms. Sure you won't find a $45,000 all-inclusive deluxe South African safari at the bottom of your haute-tote, but at least you'll look the part of a leading lady.