Monday, October 30, 2017
in conversation with Jennifer Meyer
discussing her book,
Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition
The Aero Theater
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$55 Reserved Section Seat + book*
$45 General Admission + book*
$20 General Admission
* all books are pre-signed and available for pick up at check-in
Kate Hudson is a Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award–nominated actress, producer, entrepreneur and best-selling author of Pretty Happy. She is best known for her roles in Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Bride Wars, which she also produced. On television, Kate received critical acclaim for her guest-star appearance on the hit show Glee. She is the voice of Mei Mei in Kung Fu Panda 3.
Kate’s love of design and fashion has seen her become an international style icon and muse for some of the world’s top designers. She has also been featured in many global advertising campaigns, most recently the renowned Campari Calendar, and has been the face of major retail brands, including Ann Taylor and Almay.
In 2013, Kate cofounded Fabletics (fabletics.com), a line of stylish and affordable activewear designed to inspire and empower women to get physically fit and as a way of living that promotes health, community, and passion.
In Pretty Fun, Kate Hudson shares her philosophy behind gatherings, how to be in the moment, make them uniquely yours, embracing occasions to just be together. Pretty Fun is a warm and welcoming, lifestyle and entertaining guide, complete with delicious, healthy recipes and even some more indulgent snacks and beverages, and infused with her mindful approach to life.
Jennifer Meyer is a Los Angeles based jeweler whose designs are founded on the idea that jewelry could be more than an accessory. The Jennifer Meyer collection is designed to become an extension of the woman wearing it — a symbol of luck, celebration & love — a way for every woman to reflect on the important milestones in her life.
After working in communications for visionaries like Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani, in 2005, the time finally came to share her own creative vision – to start telling her unique story. More than a business endeavor, making jewelry has been a part of Jen’s life since learning to make pieces from enamel at the age of six from her grandmother, California artist Edith Meyer. As an adult, Jen made pieces to mark important milestones in her life; to celebrate friends, and remember family. The brand started as a way for Jen to not only reconnect to her roots, but also pay homage to the women who inspired her along the way. Visit her website.
Video from our hilarious evening with Amy Poehler in conversation with Jane Lynch at The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is now available exclusively on Bio.com, the Biography Channel’s website. Biography is a sponsor of Live Talks Los Angeles.
Watch the video here.
We’re very much looking forward to our event with Jane Lynch interviewing Amy Poehler on Sunday, February 12 at The Aero Theatre. Event info here. We featured Lynch in conversation with Adam Scott last October when her memoir, Happy Accidents, came out. Hilarious evening. Here’s the video. The image to the left is the poster from the event.
Our event with Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch supports the Adopt the Arts Foundation who’s mission is to bring together well-known artists, public figures, business, and the general public to save the arts in America’s public schools. Adopt the Arts is raising money to keep arts education in public schools in Los Angeles.
We caught up with Jane Lynch to answer some questions…
You recently did a PSA for arts in schools. How did you get involved with supporting arts in schools? What was the arts program like when you were in school?
My daughter goes to a public school in LA and we have a very active parent’s organization to raise the funds needed for art and music programs which the state no longer pays for. Not every public school is able to raise the money so Matt Sorum (Guns and Roses) and others asked me to join a brand new organization called Adopt the Arts to fund these programs to other public schools in LA. My refuge in high school was the hour I spent every day in choir.
What was your favorite TV show when you were in highschool?
My favorite TV show in high school was The Brady Bunch which was actually in re-runs at that time.
What’s your favorite of the Oscar nominated movies?
The Artist, The Iron Lady
What’s a day of relaxation like in Lynch/Embry household?
Playing with our dogs and eating Lara’s fabulous cooking!
Favorite fiction author of all time?
What are a couple books you’ve recently read that you really liked?
Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller
The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf
What book are you looking forward to read?
Geting back to and finishing Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs book which I started over Xmas.
If you could travel back in time to meet any famous person, who would you choose?
Carole King circa 1970
Which five notable people from history do you think could work together to achieve world peace?
I don’t think any one from the past present or future including Jesus Christ, the Buddha or Ghandi, can make a place peaceful if the people are determined to fight and defend and see “other” and the enemy.