The Golden Globes has its requisite number of luncheons, where nominees can commingle with fellow nominees, nosh lightly on the catering, and maybe enjoy a cocktail or two to ease pre-awards jitters. And they're plenty fun. But leave it to the Brits to put these lunch parties to shame by importing that English-style gathering, the tea party, to LA.
On Saturday, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, inviting Englishmen and locals alike to indulge in Earl Grey, cucumber sandwiches and champagne by the hotel's courtyard. A classic red London phone booth greeted attendees at the entrance, and — because our good friends at Jaguar sponsored the event — a Jaguar F-TYPE with a Union Jack paint job was parked outside. We did some damage with that particular car in Miami, if you recall.