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Chris Cornell

HOLLYWOOD TO MOURN CHRIS CORNELL THIS FRIDAY

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Hollywood will step out on Friday to mourn Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell, who was found dead in his Detroit hotel room on Wednesday following a show at . The 52-year-old singer will be laid to rest in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in what is meant to be a private service. Cornell’s death was ruled a suicide by hanging, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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CAFE GRATITUDE’S HIGH-END BIG BROTHER TO OPEN IN BEVERLY HILLS THIS WEEK

Gratitude, Café Gratitude’s upscale sister restaurant – which has become a favorite within the Newport Beach dining scene since opening in 2016, will open its doors in Beverly Hills on May 24th Similar to the original Newport Beach location, Gratitude Beverly Hills will offer guests an elevated dining experience, while sharing the same philosophies and approach to the ingredient-focused menu as Café Gratitude. Just like other LSR concepts, Gratitude Beverly Hills will serve locally sourced ingredients and thoughtfully prepared dishes inspired by the abundance of seasonal produce available at the farmer’s market.  The 100% organic plant-based menu created by Executive Chef Dreux Ellis will mirror Café Gratitude’s, including fan favorites such as the I Am Liberated Pad Thai kelp noodles and Elated Mole enchiladas while also offering Beverly Hills specific specials, which will launch shortly after opening.  To pair, Beverage Director Jason Eisner, who also oversees the beverage programs at Gratitude Newport and Gracias Madre,  has created a 100% organic beverage program that proves wellness and cocktails can go hand in hand.    Guests can choose from options like the Turmeric Mule made with alkaline vodka, house ginger beer, cold-pressed turmeric, black pepper essential oil and mint, the Cleansetini featuring alkaline vodka, lemon, turmeric, ginger, cayenne, maple syrup, and micro-filtered H2O, or even Spa Water made with gin, lime, mint, absinthe, sparkling wine, and green chlorophyll espuma.  In partnership with GT’s Kombucha, the team has also worked to create a kombucha flavor exclusive to Gratitude, the pineapple turmeric flavor can be enjoyed alone or in the I Am a Star cocktail made with Gratitude Kombucha, alkaline vodka or tequila and jalapeno.

OLIVER PEOPLES CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SERIOUS STAR POWER

Cali-cool 30 years since Oliver Peoples celebrated its 30th anniversary with a haute fete at Chateau Marmont’s Bungalow One that drew out the Hollywood hot crowd including Jessica Alba, Rebecca Gayheart, Amber Valletta, Angela Lindvall and Jacqui Getty. To mark its anniversary, the brand, which has been acquired by Luxxotica, tapped legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh to shoot a campaign with models such as Valetta. 

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JOYCE AZRIA OPENS FIRST LOS ANGELES POP-UP SHOP

Joyce Azria has opened her very first Los Angeles pop-up shop with Avec Les Filles (“with the girls” en Français), a hybrid contemporary lifestyle brand with a playfully sophisticated, French aesthetic. The brand is a manifestation of Azria’s experience and intuition about the complex millennial consumer. Launched in February 2017, Avec les Filles offers women’s ready to wear, shoes, outerwear and fine jewelry and will be expanding into handbags, hosiery, contemporary jewelry and other categories in in the next few months. The brand’s mission is to cut through the noise and provide positive inspiration and a grounding voice to the millennial woman.
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