Photos: Katie Holmes, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening

Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty &
Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening

 

Drawing some of Hollywood’s biggest names, TAO Group, along with real estate developers Richard Heyman and Grant King and Dream Hotels, celebrated the highly-anticipated TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini Pizza + Bar Grand Opening with an exclusive invite-only block party.
Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin were among the Hollywood elite who came out to celebrate TAO Group’s Los Angeles debut.

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potted at Avenue, Cindy Crawford and hubby Rande Gerber enjoyed a fun night out, while DJ Khaled took the stage for a surprise DJ set. Orlando Bloom was also seen at the nightclub with a group of friends, while Draya Michele was seen dancing it up at a table with gal pals. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrived together looking more in love than ever at Beauty & Essex restaurant. The inseparable couple weren’t afraid to show their affection for one another as Evan was spotted giving her a sweet kiss on the cheek. Jamie Chung was all smiles with husband Bryan Greenberg and were seen enjoying sweets at the Beauty & Essex dessert bar. Meanwhile at TAO Asian Bistro, Hailey Baldwin dazzled in a sparkly number showing off major leg. Enjoying late night slices of pizza at Luchini, were Michael Bay and Owen Wilson, who both kept a low profile throughout the evening.

Taking the stage for a surprise special performance were NAS, Busta Rhymes and Anderson Paak while Ross One, DJ Cassidy, Chantel Jeffries, Chris Masterson, and Devin Lucien manned the decks throughout the evening.
Tyga made an appearance with pal Scott Disick along with other notable guests including: G-Eazy, Zoe Saldana, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nicole Scherzinger, and more. Guests enjoyed Poke Wonton Tacos, Petit Imperial Wagyu Sliders and Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings from Chef
Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and Chef Ralph Scamardella of TAO Asian Bistro and imbibed on Tao-Tinis and Emerald Gimlets specialty cocktails.

Avenue will officially open its doors on  Tuesday, March 21. TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex restaurant and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar will open to the public in early April.

Dream Hollywood will open separately and later this Spring with a new dining and nightlife concept from TAO Group called The Highlight Room, a rooftop lounge, pool and grill atop of the hotel. TAO Group
will exclusively manage all of Dream Hollywood’s food and beverage operations, marking their first West Coast venture.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Full list of attendees include: Adelaide Kane, Al Harrington, Alesso, Anderson.Paak, Angela Lindvall,
Annalynne Mccord, Anthony Anderson, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Benson, Aureta Thomollari, Avan Jogia,
Baron Davis, Bethany Marie, Bryan Greenberg, Brandon Boyd, Kaskade, Cassie, Catt Sadler, Charlotte McKinney, Cheryl Burke, Chloe Bartoli, Christina Milian, Cindy Crawford, Conor Dwyer, Coolio, Craig Robinson, Dani Song, Dania Ramirez, Danny A, David Foster, David Guetta, Derek Hough, DJ Khaled,
Draya Michele, Eiza González, EJ Johnson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Evan Ross, Everett Williams, ‎G-Eazy, Gregg Sulkin, Hailey Baldwin, Holly Madison, Izabella Miko, Jacey Duprie, Jadene, Jamie Chung, Jason Paakkonen, JC Chavez, Jessica Szohr, Jordan Clarkson, Justine Skye, Kaia Gerber, Katie Holmes, Lady Victoria Hervey, Larry English, Lisa Dengler, Logan Paul, Madelaine Petsch, Matthew Modine, Michael Bay, Michael Chiklis, Michael Imperioli, Morris Chestnut, Mr Brainwash, NAS, Nev Schulman,Nick Young, Nicole Scherzinger, Nikia Provenzano, Novak Djokovic, Odell Beckham Jr., Orlando Bloom, Owen Wilson, Pam Hetlinger, Paris Hilton, Quincy Brown, Randy Gerber, Randy Jackson, Redfoo, Retna the artist, Rocky Barnes, Russell Simmons, Ryan Phillips, Saul Rasco, Scott Disick, Scott Lipps, Sebastian Maniscalco, Serayah, Shanina Shaik, Shaun Ross, Shay Mitchell, Stassi Schroeder, Stephen Hill, Taco,  Tania Sarin, Tara Reid, Tim Bryan, Tyga, Victoria Justice, Von Miller, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Saldana, Chef Chris Santos + Ralph Scamardella, Ben Watts and Busta Rhymes.

Nas Celebrates his 40th Birthday at TAO; Busta Rhymes, Dave Chappelle, Trinidad Jame$ and more spotted

Hip Hop legend Nas kicked off his 40th birthday at TAO Beach on Saturday. Arriving with a group of friends, he enjoyed lunch while drinking Dom Perignon and Hennessey cocktails.  He was surprised by friend and fellow hip hop artist Busta Rhymes who came to say happy birthday. The two hung out in the cabana, laughing and singing along to the sounds of DJ Jerzy. Thrilled at the presentation, Nas was then treated to his second birthday cake of the weekend accompanied by a parade of large pool floats. He took photos with the treat adorned with a crown and Mets logo and was later seen tasting it with friends. “All Gold Everything” rapper Trinidad Jame$, who also spent his day at a VIP cabana poolside, later came over to say happy birthday. Nas’ group stayed until 5pm then left to get ready for the big fight.

Later that night, TAO continued Nas’ 40th birthday festivities with a post-fight party. Headlining the evening, Nas arrived in a Waraire Boswell designed gold and black suit and enjoyed dinner with friends in TAO Asian Bistro’s private dining room. The group then took over a VIP section in the center of the club where a custom graffiti wall of Nas’ name was displayed over the dance floor. Flashes filled the space and fans cheered as DJ Vice announced his arrival. Soon afterward, TAO put on a giant birthday presentation that featured a special showcase from professional b-boy dancers and a cake replica of the Queens Bridge. Late night after some Hennessy and Dom Perignon drinks, Nas jumped on the mic and thanked everyone for coming, stating, “I’m 40” while chuckling. He encouraged club goers to “live [their] life to the fullest, don’t stop and take it all the way.” DJ Vice then dropped a medley of his songs including “If I Ruled the World,” “Hate Me Now” and “The Don,” which he rapped along to.

Busta Rhymes, who dined at TAO Asian Bistro earlier that night, took over a VIP table next to Nas. Busta made sure to wish Nas a happy birthday and toast with the crowd to his career, professing his love and admiration for the legendary lyricist as well as dubbing the title of “King of New York.” He then got the entire room to scream “Happy Birthday Nas” before treating the packed room of hip hop fans to his verse from “Scenario” alongside Nas. Downing half of a bottle of Hennessey, Busta then rapped along to some of his hit songs before the royalty duo treated guests to a few tunes before getting back to partying. At 4 am, Busta got back on the mic and took the crowd through a catalogue of Nas’ greatest hits, schooling them on real hip hop.

Comedian Dave Chappelle was also spotted at TAO Nightclub. Chappelle first stopped in the restaurant to wish Nas a happy birthday before taking over a skybox in the nightclub where he also partied with the birthday boy and hopped in the DJ booth to greet the crowd. Trinidad Jame$ was seen partying at a table with friends as was former NFL star Marcus Stroud and actor Dash Mihok, who also had separate VIP tables that evening.

 

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TAO Nightclub Photo Credit: Karl Larson