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.
Jennifer & Joella of Simply Mumtaz really spiffed the place up!
The Marriott's beautiful lobby mural, featuring Vermeer's "Girl With The Pearl Earring"
The cocktail reception
Silent Auction. Image by Matt.
Joella from Simply Mumtaz going over some last-minute notes with Coro board member Robert Kaplan
The event was emcee'd by LA County Supervisor (4th District) Don Knabe
NBC News assignment reporter Conan Nolan interviewed a panel of public figures onstage during the awards presentation
(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)
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…