by Nicole Muj
“French Kiss,” the new short film created by Marriott’s content production house recently held its world premiere event on the rooftop of the Marriott in Marina del Rey.
Shot in Paris, “French Kiss” follows a seemingly magical young romance between an American man (Tyler Ritter) and Parisian woman (Margot Luciarte) who explore the city outside of the four walls of the hotel, of course, the Marriott.
Showcasing all the beauty of Paris, with glimpses of Marriott throughout, the engaging short transports viewers to the beauty of the City of Lights, providing an effective marketing tool for the global hotel brand.
The celebrity studded event was attended by the film’s stars Ritter and Luciarte, the stunning Paula Patton, Marriott Hotels executives and the film’s producers, Ian Sander and Kim Moses of Sander Moses Productions.
The post screening reception featured breathtaking views, free flowing cocktails, fine cheeses and a decadent crepe bar – so very French!
At a recent special event “Sí What’s Next with Ribera y Rueda” at A.O.C. restaurant in Beverly Hills, the wines from the heart of Spain from the regions of Ribera Del Duero and Rueda were introduced to a lucky group of Los Angeles tastemakers, bloggers and foodies.
Weber Shandwick is charged with elevating the Spanish brand in the United States. “Weber Shandwick brings a deep understanding of our story, passion and vision as we look to introduce our narrative and wide variety of premium fine wines to American wine drinkers,” said Felipe Gonzalez-Gordon, Director of D.O. Ribera del Duero and D.O. Rueda. “Given their integrated approach and track record of creative and impactful ideas, we are confident that they will successfully help enhance awareness of our regions among consumers and distributors eager to discover the new generation of Spanish wines.”
The avant-garde wines made of Tempranillo and Verdejo grapes were paired with A.O.C.’s innovative menu for the evening, highlighted by Spanish fried chicken, beef cheeks and polenta with wild mushrooms.