One of the most entertaining parties so far this holiday season took place at The Bungalow in Santa Monica (opened by nightlife rockstar Brent Bolthouse), for I Heart Ronson for jcpenney collection with (pictured) Rashida Jones, Benji Madden, Charlotte Ronson, Samantha Ronson and Santa!
Charlotte Ronson was also joined by Zuleikha Robinson, Shannon Woodward, Bitsie Tulloch, Ione Skye, Ben Lee, Julia Jones, Kate Sumner, Minnie Mortimer, Shiri Appleby, Tara Summers, Cisco Adler, Max Chow, Azita Ghanizada, to showcase her I ♥Ronson fashion collection designed exclusively for jcpenney (hey, if it’s good enough for Ellen DeGeneres.) Inspired by today’s modern city gal, Ronson adds her signature feminine touch and vintage look to create an effortlessly chic style. For some of the dresses bold color blocking was mixed with sexy lace, but we love the purple and pink on black floral baby-doll frock and plan to see that paired with tights, boots and a leather motorcycle jacket on many Sunset strip starlets this winter.
All guests took home clothing and cute knitted beanies from the collection in the I ♥Ronson pop-up closet, while sister Samantha Ronson DJ’d throughout the evening. Food was provided by the adjacent Fig eatery at the Fairmont - and one of favorite chefs on the planet, Ray Garcia who always puts a deliciously fresh modern Mexican spin on his cuisine.
The party would not have been complete without flowing drinks and bubby, so The Bungalow’s GM Kyle Ackley also created a few specialty high-end cocktails just for our readers this holiday season to enjoy at home or during a spectacular Bungalow sunset over Santa Monica beach this winter. Cheers!
2 oz Fortaleza Reposado
3/4 oz persimmon syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 dash Peychaud's bitters
Shake and strain into rocks glass over ice
Garnish with cinnamon and candied persimmon slice
2 oz Balvenie 15 yr scotch
1/4 oz agave nectar
2 dashes peach bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir and strain into footed cocktail glass rinsed with laphroig 10 yr
Garnish with flamed lemon peel
Above Group Photo Courtesy of Mat Szwajkos
The Bungalow at Sunset, designed by Studio Collective in Santa Moninca.