This week Matt and I photographed the 36th Annual Coro Crystal Eagle Awards at the Downtown Marriott.  It was an interesting event pulled together and run by the ever-skillful staff of Simply Mumtaz, with several prominent public figures in attendance.

Downtown Los Angeles Marriott

Jennifer & Joella of Simply Mumtaz really spiffed the place up!

Girl With The Pearl Earring

The Marriott's beautiful lobby mural, featuring Vermeer's "Girl With The Pearl Earring"

Cocktail Hour

The cocktail reception

Los Angeles Marriott Event

Los Angeles Marriott Event

Silent Auction. Image by Matt.

Simply Mumtaz coordinators

Joella from Simply Mumtaz going over some last-minute notes with Coro board member Robert Kaplan

Don Knabe

The event was emcee'd by LA County Supervisor (4th District) Don Knabe

CORO Panel

NBC News assignment reporter Conan Nolan interviewed a panel of public figures onstage during the awards presentation

CA Public Figures

(L-R): Conan Nolan with Daniel Guerrero (the Director of Athletics at UCLA), Fran Inman (the Senior VP at Majestic Realty), John Pérez (Speaker, CA State Assembly), and Zev Yaroslavsky (LA County Supervisor, 3rd District)

John Perez

CA State Assembly Speaker John Pérez accepts his Crystal Eagle (also pictured)

Jennifer and Joella sure know how to put on an interesting event!  Last time it was an artistic camel, this time…government officials!  What next?  Better stay tuned…