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ECO OSCARS - Debbie Durkin Celebrating the 85th Annual Academy Awards

By Marilinda Rivera

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When: February 22nd & February 23rd 2013

What: Debbie Durkin’s Eco Oscars in Honor of the 85th Academy Awards Nominees

Where: Private Estate in Beverly Hills



From gift suites to special events during the busy week celebrating the 85th Academy Awards, this one was one of a kind. Debbie Durkin and staff made sure every detailed was exposed the right way. Starting with a James Bond theme, California’s perfect weather, glamorous estate in Beverly Hills, top of the line products and everything that made this wonderful afternoon one that felt like a special family reunion. The Jamaican Tourist Board brought a tropical twist for guests to taste their beautiful island flavors from far away. Coley’s Cuisine served authentic jamaican lunch for guests along with fresh cocktails named after Hollywood stars like “Charlie Sheen”The Tennessee Spirits Company brought their signature brands: Jailers Premium Tennessee Whiskey, Breakout 8 Year Old American Rye Whiskey and the Forbidden Secret Dark Mocha American Cream. It was fun just to go to the bar and experience a celebrity through cocktails. I had a “Charlie Sheen” (a delicious train wreck!).


Lifeway Foods presented the best way to stay healthy while having a delicious desert with no regrets: frozen yogurt! I loved it! This is why these healthy sweets companies are successfully introduced to Hollywood. They were giving away pints of Kefir and smoothies to go. Lifeway Foods has been the top producer of probiotic foods, allowing  this delicious products to become part of our fabulous healthy lifestyle.




I could tell how important this afternoon was for many of the guests, especially to all the companies trying to get their high end products to celebrities and Oscar Nominees like: Alan Arkin, Arianne Sutner, Chris Butler, Chrisette Hudlin, Dario Marinelli, Jacqueline Durran, Joanna Johnston, Katie Spencer, Lucy Alibar, Malik Bendjelloul, Pes, Reginald Hudlin, Roman Coppola, Sam Fell, Sarah Greenwood, Seamus McGarvey, Shawn Christensen, Talani Diggs, Travis Knight, Adam Gaynor, Adrienne Maloff, Alice Amter, Arianne Zucker, Barbara Woods, Bret Lockett, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Carolyn Hennesy, Carrie Keagan, Chef Bernie Guzman, Chelsea Autumn, Chin Han, Chris Harrison, Crystal Hunt, Crystal Reed, Daniel Dreifuss, David Costabile, Dean Geyer, Erin Murphy, GG, Jared Kusnitz, Jeanine Mason, Jeremiah Bitsui, Judd Nelson, Judi Shekoni, Kaya Jones, Khandi Alexander, Kelly Hu, Maria Conchita Alonso, Mark Bridges, Matt Nolan, Neal McDonough, Quinton Aaron, Richard Middleton, Raphael Sbarge, Richard Portnow, Sally Kirkland, Shar Jackson, Sophia Milos, Tahj Mowry, Tia Carrere, and many more A listers.





One of my favorite booths was the protein bar table! Clif and Luna Bars were overflowing out of my tote! With such an exciting week, I needed to make sure there was always healthy snacks in my car. Along with great gifts and healthy tips for a Hollywood lifestyle. Behind a great event, there’s always great music performances. The relaxing mood was set by dedicated young talent from WE ROCK GREEN MICS, an eco-performance collective With Our Words Inc..This movement creates a safe and conscious stage for musicians interested in becoming powerful voices who make a difference in their community through their passion. 






Debbie Durkin and her staff made us feel like royalties. We had escorts holding on to our heavy totes full of the best products in the market. Sponsors like: Michael Greene & Co., HUGRZ, John Paul Pet Grooming Packs, Luna Bars, Michael Foster, Minky Couture, Morgan Brand Management with Vitaphenol, Kaia’s Juicy Bamboo, O.P.I. Skyfall James Bond 007 Nail Polish Lacquer Collections, Shaklee, Stephanie G Beverly Hills Cosmetics, L’ARGANIUM, Five Pawns and Beat Liver Tumors were honored to be part of this wonderful event.






Durkin Entertainment www.durkinentertainmentgroup.com 

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Published on Apr 17, 2013

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