In the spirit of the Feb. 24 Academy Awards, here are five ways to get in touch with your inner movie star in Orange County. Get ready to envision yourself rocking the red carpet like Jennifer Lawrence or Daniel Day-Lewis, and enjoy finding your favorite place to party in OC. Here are five nominations in this category.
Kimera Restaurant Lounge
19530 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Price: $75 to 100
Feb. 24, 4 p.m. to close
Kimera will be having its annual spectacular Red Carpet Oscar event. This special celebration party will be similar to its previous highly acclaimed galas, with minor variations as the planning continues. This bar and restaurant typically awards prizes to the best dressed – which could be you, so dress your best! The event brings fantastic food, drinks and the opportunity for a terrific time. Even better, it’s usually performed in coordination with benefiting great causes. Most recently, this Oscar party was also a benefit towards curing Alzheimer’s. So, there’s substance with the spectacle.
Splendid Studio Booth
13344 Rose St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
How do you capture the Red Carpet experience so you can forever remember your evening as a movie star? Splendid Studio Booth is a great option with very friendly, personable service that provides literal Red Carpets, custom-made banners, velvet ropes and whatever you need for the feel of your special event. It receives strong customer response, and Splendid Studio actually brings the studio to the event. In capturing the moment, you can choose from a plethora of photo backdrops, and Splendid Studio shares an impressive collection of success stories that range from intimate gatherings to large groups of thousands. You can let your Orange County experience include pictures to last a lifetime – pictures of you and your friends partying like Oscar-winning film stars.
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AMC Tustin 14 At The District
2457 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
THe AMC Tustin 14 provides the full experience of “Best Picture” Oscar-Nominated film viewing. The 2012 event brought positive response and 2013 promises to be no different. There’s a special deal for getting the series. Mementos are included to remember the special Oscar evening.
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Spa Gregorie’s Day Spa – Newport Beach
200 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Part of living the movie star life is looking the part and getting ready for the event. Spa Gregorie’s offers uniquely wide-ranging luxury options. This includes a specialty facial to reinvigorate you. Specifically, you may want to inquire about Arcona Organic Enzyme Peel, a remarkable enzyme rejuvenation process that movie like Heather Graham, Sigourney Weaver, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker and a certain “material girl” search for. The spa offers a new special deal each month, so check back often!
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Disney is almost synonymous with film and Orange County is closely associated with the magic of Disneyland. What better way to party for the Oscars than in this place, right in the film fantasy world? Kids 5 to 12 years old can enjoy Disney films and more at “Pinocchio’s Workshop” and you can enjoy a special Oscar evening out in a world of film-themed Disney adventure.
Will Engel is a musician and music journalist with eight years of experience. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Will is a singer, keyboardist/pianist, and songwriter who released a well-received album and frequently performs around Southern California. He lives in the Los Angeles area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.