There are a few Emmy Awards you will only find on reneejohnsonwrites!
Yes, you read that right. I flew out to LA to bring you a special selection of awards.
So, without further delay, I’ll get started. Pull up a chair alongside this red carpet event!
reneejohnsonwrites chooses best performance by a boutique hotel–The O Hotel and Spa!
Best pre-show party–Rachel at L’Occitane.
Best Opera Performance–Liam Bonner with Placido Domingo’s Gianni Schicchi and Lorraine Snyder for any performance.
Best Bartender–Steve at The O Hotel and Bar.
Best adaptation of a Southern Staple–Fried Green Tomato topped with Crab!
Best Concierge by an Artist–Christopher at The O Hotel!
Best street act performed in sync! (Brentwood Boys)
Best beach–Santa Monica!
Best sailing performance in the wake of a tsunami warning! (nameless at Venice Beach)
Best use of signs–Los Angeles Sister Cities.
Best superhero in Hollywood–Spiderman!
Best Italian Menu–Trastevere in Hollywood.
Best use of lights–a tie!
Best museum experience–Grammy Museum!
Best shopping experience–Fig at 7th.
Best use of wind machine–Mother Nature!
Best side-of-building art–a tie!
Best architecture–The LA Phil!
Best overall star–Marilyn Monroe!
Best performance ever–Andrea Bocelli at The Dolby Theatre!
Best use of make-up–Oscar!! (Doesn’t he look positively golden?)
Renee Johnson is the author of Acquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray. She is currently working on a Young Adult novel, while editing a suspense novel which has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food. She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and one very spoiled German shepherd named Gretel.
It certainly looks like you had an award winning time. I was sad to see that there was no “Sister City” in Canada.
It was an award worthy experience! And yes, Canada deserves a sign. There must be one on the opposite side of LA.
Just finished watching the Emmy’s!
I’m as “STAR FREAK.”
Is this part of your job?
tell me more?
Were you in the audience?
I’m so glad you liked this post. In LA for Andrea Bocelli concert and staying right up the street from LA Live at a great boutique hotel–The O. If you like stars though, the concert was being taped for PBS and there were appearances by John Travolta, Andy Garcia, Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw…
As a 2nd generation Angelino, I’d say you did my city proud!
I can’t believe we just missed each other there. But what a great city! I loved it. Will definitely return.
Looks like you had your very own red carpet event, Renee!
Why, yes, I did. So many award-worthy performances by the wonderful people we met everywhere. Loved it!
What fun! Thanks for sharing all of your photos, Renee. It looks like you’re having a great time. I’ve enjoyed your photos on FB as well.
Thanks Jill! It was fun and the people of LA were nice, helpful, and super cool!
I missed watching the regular Emmies. The Fox listings aren’t on my personal channel list. I like your Emmies. I haven’t been to LA in a hundred years. See you soon.
Hi Lee. My Emmies were a blast. I had so much fun in California and am now wondering why I don’t live there. LOL. The weather was perfect, no humidity, no insects, friendly and helpful people, lots of entertainment…I could go on and on!! Looking forward to seeing you real soon. Take care.
Looks like a fun time!
Hi Dianna. It was wonderful, and the Andrea Bocelli concert was epic!
What an experience!
Yes, it was a bucket list fulfillment to hear Andrea Bocelli sing in person. Wow. Worth it and then some.
Your awards are lots more fun! Great taste, too!
Thanks! It was super fun to experience and share. Loved every minute!!
What a fantastic experience for you! I really like your creative awards, especially the sister cities signs… 🙂
It was creative. Like you, I often find the unusual things in a city to be the most inspiring!