Everything’s Magic in Malibu

By Rob Giardinelli
Photography By Silvia Mautner

One beautiful and magical day recently, hundreds turned out to the Malibu estate of Austinite’s John Paul and Eloise DeJoria’s for their bi-annual Merry Everything party.  Once inside, guests were treated to a winter wonderland, including tons of snow that was brought in so guests could sled down a steep hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Then there was the ice house created by Roland Hernandez, live reindeer and Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves were on hand to take holiday snaps with the families in attendance. Children of all ages loved every second of the gathering, with areas devoted to arts and crafts while DJ tunes wafting across the vast estate. Guests (which included several from Austin) were also treated to an amazing array of tasty treats including four fully stocked bars of DeJoria’s Patron tequila and Ultimat vodka brands. The most lavish of which was the Patron Ice Bar in the front foyer ensconced by a quesadilla bar, stations that had organic salads, grilled meats, a French fry stand, an immaculately designed dessert table and custom donut bar. In essence, there was something for everyone.

Perhaps the best part of Merry Everything was the mingling of families with the DeJoria’s pals and celebrities including Dan Akroyd, Pierce Brosnan, Fran Drescher, Peter Fonda, music producer David Foster, Real Housewife Camille Grammer, singer Macy Gray, Sammy Hagar, Cheech Marin, Ron Popeil, legendary producer George Schlatter, Rick Schroeder and KISS’ Paul Stanley, creating a festive atmosphere that celebrated everything magical that the holidays – and Malibu – had to offer for one extraordinary afternoon.


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