Thursday, February 20, 2014

2/20 Louise Roe, Fashion Star, Chef Claud Beltran, Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest,


It takes skill to look effortless and time to look timeless. Men may wonder why it takes women so long to get ready but every woman knows exactly why: getting ready for an event IS an event. Fashion Expert and TV host, Louise Roe, is the master of the event before the event and she’s opening her closet and sharing her secrets.

About Louise Roe: Louise Roe is a TV host and fashion journalist who is currently the host of NBC’s hit competition show, Fashion Star. She also fronts Plain Jane on MTV International, a reality makeover show which airs in 66 countries. In 2013, it was announced that she will also co-host Style network’s first ever LIVE show, Pop Style.Roe has contributed to and been featured in numerous publications, including Glamour magazine (where she served as Fashion Editor at Large), Us Weekly, People StyleWatch,, In Style UK, Elle UK, Cosmopolitan UK, Lucky, Mens Health UK, Huffington Post, and StylistPick, among others. Born in the UK but based in LA, she was a host on VogueTV, BBC’s documentary Addicted to Boob Jobs and long-standing style series The Clothes Show, before moving stateside four years ago.Roe is a regular fashion correspondent on the red carpet during awards season. She co-hosted Access Hollywood’s Golden Globes and Oscars coverage this year, ABC’s live pre-Oscars show in 2012, (a show that drew an audience of over 30m viewers), and also the red carpet at MTV International’s Movie Awards, VMA’s and EMA’s for two years running. Additionally, she co-hosted E!’s live coverage of the Royal Wedding. As a cast member of MTV’s The City, Roe put her fashion journalism skills to use, hosting trend videos and designer interviews for She has fronted modeling campaigns for Adidas, Italian fashion label Hogan, Reiss and Bloomingdales, and has appeared on Britain’s Next Top Model, E!’s Chelsea Lately, NBC’s The Nate Berkus Show, GMTV, Project Catwalk, Style Network’s How Do I Look, 10 Things I Hate About Me, and Make Me a Supermodel. Louise launched her namesake clothing line for retail giant HSN, designed to flatter women’s curves, no matter their shape or size. Additionally, she designs a successful shoes and accessories line for European online retailer Roe has worked as an ambassador for global brands including Maybelline, Express, Range Rover, Chandon, Macy’s, Marks&Spencer, Gap’s Piperlime, Bebe, Sears, Alfa Romeo and Littlewoods (the UK’s third largest online retailer). She fronts MTV’s ‘Bullied’, a campaign to stop bullying in schools across the globe. She also supports the charity Dressed For Success, and is an honorary fellow at Southhampton’s Solent University where she lectures fashion students twice a year.


The Pasadena Grand Pinot fest will give attendees a chance to sip on several different Pinots; 60, in fact, from vendors from all over the country. This year, the annual event will be held at Noor, a luxurious event space on the Paseo Colorado shopping center rooftop, the event includes live music from contemporary jazz singer Michael Lington and food from Chef Claud Beltran of Claud & Co and The Eatery.

Michael Lington has performed all over the world and VIP ticket gets you the opportunity to see him up close and personal on the outside patio and a “Meet and Greet” after the performance. Chef Claud is a local of the area and has worked for many of Los Angeles’ top chefs and restaurants before opening up his own places in the city. He has been part of the Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest in years past as well.
About Chef Claud Beltran - Passion, commitment to excellence, integrity, humor and a sense of adventure - these words sum up Claud Beltran. Growing up in Los Angeles, Claud was always fascinated with food. Cooking his first meal of pancakes and eggs at age five. Working the line with Master Chef Thomas Keller, Claud gained experience with the best of the best - produce, meats and poultry, caviars and specialty products - with a menu that changed daily. His efforts were recognized as he moved from prep cook through the ranks to sous chef.

As Keller moved on, Claud later rejoined Keller as sous chef and manager at Evo (olive oil) Company and at the Beverly Hills Wine Merchant (private dinners) and catering. Celebrity chefs were being made and Keller was at the top of the list. The wine dinners gave Claud a chance to experiment and create dishes not possible in a hotel restaurant setting. When Keller moved on to another adventure, Claud was offered the position executive chef at Pasadena's premier caterer Barbara West. Barbara West founded her Pasadena restaurant Dickenson West. Claud received rave reviews for his cuisine from the Los Angeles Times and others, including a "top 50" food ranking from Zagat's. Claud moved on to various restaurants, such as Pasadena Playhouse, Warner Brothers Studios, Restaurant Halie, Madeline’s all with mentionable reviews. This enabled Claud to explore new ideas with food and wine. Claud is currently co-owner and chef at The Eatery in Pasadena.