Dream A Little Dream: The Golden Globes Luncheon Honoring Miss Golden Globe, Greer Grammer

'Tis the golden season!

‘Tis the season! Not that season. AWARD SEASON!

A sea of gold

And as an LA lady, I can tell you that award season is one of the most exciting times of the year here in Tinsel Town.

This year, The 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards kicks the season off. And to kick off this year’s Golden Globes, I had the honor of attending a glam Golden Globes lunch with Moët at The Beverly Hilton yesterday, honoring Miss Golden Globe, Greer Grammer.

Here's Greer presenting a Golden Globe to me. Ok, I didn't get to keep it..but give it time.

I got prepped for the event, thanks to Danielle with GlamSquad, who gave me some fabulous retro-inspired curls that lasted all night long. I love GlamSquad because they come right to your home so you can get all primped and prettied, while sitting in your favorite chair, listening to your favorite tunes, sipping a flute of champagne or a cup of hot tea.

Getting glammed for the annual Golden Globes Luncheon by Danielle of GlamSquad

I headed over to The Beverly Hilton, but had to do something I NEVER do and snap an elevator selfie of my golden, Old Hollywood-inspired outfit for the luncheon, ℅ Nordstrom. (Top: Tildon short sleeve sequin top $58 and Skirt: Tildon Gold Glitter Skirt $48)

Gold in an elevator. Livin' it up while I'm goin' down.

We started with a sneak preview of one of the signature Golden Globes cocktails, The Sunset Starlet – created by Elettra Wiedemann of Impatient Foodie – which will be enjoyed by the guests on Sunday. *Recipe will be up tomorrow right here!

The Moët Sunset Starlet by Elettra Wiedemann of Impatient Foodie

Following our cocktails, we enjoyed a delicious lunch, which was followed by the delectable pastries that the pastry chef at The Beverly Hilton is famous for.


And we were delighted to take some magical Moët goodies home with us!

Standing next to a tower of champagne. Not too bad for a Thursday.

Afterwards, I headed out to the balcony of the famed Beverly Hilton and reflected upon all of the stars whose dreams would be at long last coming true on Sunday. And I couldn’t help but be thankful for my own dreams coming true…and for the dreams I harbor that will one day come true.

Dream a little dream...

BF Asks: Who are you most excited to see on Sunday? 

What We Wore: The 39th Annual Gracie Awards

On my way to The Gracie Awards, feeling verrrrry old school Hollywood glamour

What We Wore

Gown: Betsey Johnson Long Dotted Ruched Party Dress in Black

Shoes: Guess

Rings: Liv Haley

Bracelets: A.V. Max Accessories

Necklace & Earrings: Kate Spade

Hair: DryBar

Makeup: Daniel McFadden at Jonathan & George

Waiting for the car to pick me up - and feeling a bit like Cinderella *Photo by Siku Thompson


Sheer bliss. Bracelets by A.V. Max Accessories and rings by Liv Haley *Photo by Siku Thompson


Happy. Rings by Liv Haley. *Photo by Siku Thompson

Grateful, grateful, grateful. Liv Haley rings and A.V. Max Accessories bracelets. *Photo by Siku Thompson

I felt like Cinderella as I came home from attending The 39th Annual Gracie Awards last week. I lay on my bed, staring at the ceiling in my Betsey Johnson gown, A.V. Max Accessories bracelets, Liv Haley rings and Kate Spade earrings and necklace for 45 minutes, thinking about how cool 13-year-old Dawn would think this evening was. I hope that wonder always stays with me – just as much as it has now – as more exciting things come my way.  And I pray that I always have those bouncing butterflies in my belly. I am so thankful to be surrounded by – and inspired by – people who make that happen.


Last Tuesday, I was surrounded by a room of utterly inspiring women at The 39th Annual Gracie Awards, hosted by the Alliance For Women in Media, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. I was there because Moll Anderson – my friend, mentor and host of the weekly radio show for which I’m a correspondent, The Moll Anderson Show – was being honored with her 2nd Gracie Award for Outstanding Host – Lifestyle/Health program.

The guest of honor! I loved celebrating my friend and mentor, Moll Anderson.

Hosted by Aisha Tyler,  the night was full of highlights I will always treasure are Angie Harmon accepting the “Caring is Sexy” award, the beyond-inspiring acceptance letter by creative superwoman Shonda Rimes and Moll’s acceptance speech, which was my absolute favorite.

I love this quote that someone else said. I only wish I could remember who!

“People that live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.”

It is the charge of public personalities and entertainers to do just that.

When accepting her award, Moll said:

“My life changed again. It can happen many times if you’re open.” It’s never too late to be who you’re meant to be.” 



BF Asks: When was the last time you felt those “bouncing butterflies in your belly”?