A star-studded crowd celebrated the opening of Caruso’s highly anticipated Palisades Village.
THE PARTY An elegant crowd made its way west to celebrate one of the biggest retail opening of late: Palisades Village. The high-end shopping center’s opening-night gala had a dreamy ambiance, complete with an alfresco cocktail hour, with music by Martini Kings; a glamorous, candlelit dinner emceed by Kevin Nealon; and a performance by John Legend. THE SCENE Along with many of the shopping center’s business owners, such as Elyse Walker, Tamara Mellon, Andrea Lieberman and more, the event attracted stars such as Rita Wilson and Charlize Theron, along with longtime Palisades residents—and honorary mayors—Billy and Janice Crystal. THE HIGHLIGHTS Besides Nealon’s laugh-out-loud jokes (he even ribbed the man of the hour, Rick Caruso), the evening’s magical moments included a gorgeous rendition of the national anthem sung by USC student (and Crazy Rich Asians breakout vocalist) Katherine Ho, a mouthwatering menu by Wolfgang Puck and a riveting performance by Legend. The night ended with a fireworks display and marked a smashing inauguration to the neighborhood’s newest—and most welcome—addition. -Laura Eckstein Jones
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