Costume Design, Hollywood and the Oscars

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"Who Ya Gonna Call?" - Bradley & I at Montecito, Toronto

“Who Ya Gonna Call?” – Bradley & I at Montecito, Toronto

The photo above is of my hubby and I at the HighVail Systems Inc. annual internal office after-New Year party, held this past January at the ultra-hip, totally fabulous Californian-cuisine-meets-Canadian-fresh-local-ingredients Toronto restaurant – Montecito – opened last summer by famous Hollywood Producer/Director Ivan Reitman (revered for so many of his fun-filled, comedic films such as Animal House, Meatballs, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Hotel for Dogs, I Love You Man, and many others) and renowned Master Chef Jonathan Waxman (of California’s Chez Panisse and Michael’s Restaurant, along with New York’s Jams Restaurant; and current Chef-Owner of Barbuto in New York’s West Village) just in time for TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival). We couldn’t resist holding this little icon of Mr. Reitman’s unforgettable movie, Ghostbusters, whose costumes were designed by both the late great Theoni Aldredge (who also

received Tony awards for Annie & La Cage aux Folles, was nominated for A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls, and won the Oscar for The Great Gatsby), as well as Suzy Benzinger (who worked closely with Ms. Aldredge and who was also the costume designer for the Broadway productions of Movin’ Out, Saturday Night Fever, and Miss Saigon, to name a few).

The evening began with a superb scotch tasting, followed by delicious gourmet treats such as this divine charcuterie/cheese plate & Montecito's signature Kale salad with anchovy dressing and pecorino shavings #nomnom!

The evening began with a superb scotch tasting, followed by delicious gourmet treats such as this divine charcuterie/cheese plate & Montecito’s signature Kale salad with anchovy dressing and pecorino shavings #nomnom!