Miss A Columnist

Melissa Curtin covers charity and style related events and loves to cover LA's best in beauty, fashion, and culture. She is an educator who recently returned to the classroom to motivate and inspire third graders at a private school in Pacific Palisades. In 2012, she launched an educational T-shirt line called Wear2learn. When she is not working out, hiking a canyon, or at the beach, she is writing. Her latest dream come true has been travel writing for Johnny Jet.

After teaching in the Maryland public school system for almost a decade, she left the conservative East Coast environment in Washington, DC for West Coast living. Eager for adventure, inner growth, and a new environment, she packed her car and took to the open road on her own landing in her new home - Hollywood, California. As a Connecticut Yankee at heart, she has now lived in Los Angeles for six years surrounded by the stars.

Melissa graduated from Gettysburg College with a double major in psychology and art history. Soon after, she earned a Master's Degree in education. Melissa traveled around the world on Semester at Sea, and earned a Fulbright Scholarship which enabled her to teach in England. A lust for travel and learning has fueled her globe trotting ever since. Some of her favorite destinations are Costa Rica, Thailand, Fiji, Morocco, Vietnam, Belgium, Italy, Sicily, Prague, Egypt, Australia, Greece, and Paris.

Los Angeles has won over her heart. She is constantly taking advantage of what LA LA Land has to offer - new boutiques and restaurants, finding great deals, discovering new hikes and beaches, music, and West Coast fashion.

Recap: A Golden Globe Destination – THE Hospitality Suite

What an incredible afternoon in Beverly Hills at THE Hospitality Suite on Friday, January 9 as entertainment folks and the media mixed together to get their hair styled, teeth whitened, eyelash extensions, spray tans, as well as try on dresses and enjoy a cocktail. Live Loyal PR hosted this unique hospitality lounge for the third year in a row offering everything you can imagine, from manicures, massages, champagne, jewelry, and more to help prepare Angelenos for the red carpet at the Golden Globes.

Carmen Electra (Photo credit: Vivien Killilea)

Alberto Parada Jewelry was a hit with many stars eyeing the gorgeous pieces. Carmen Electra and Camille Grammer of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” were trying on and buying the gorgeous bracelets, rings, and necklaces.  Taylor Dayne was getting her hair done with Joico’s George Papanikolas.  Ali Fedotowsky and Shayne Lamas were styled by Lindsay Albanese in Seduce dresses. Stephanie Pratt and her new best friend Amber Lancaster were picking up Repurpose cups. “Twilight Saga” teens Christian Serratos, Booboo Stewart, and Edi Gethegi picked up MoFones IPhone cases. Dr. Sherri Worth performed a 45 minute ZOOM Teeth Bleaching treatment on Raven Symone. “Glee” Coach, Dot Jones picked up Lady Footlocker VIP Program products. One of my favorite “Entourage” stars Rex Lee also made an appearance.

THE Hospitality Suite (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)


Stephanie Pratt and Amber Lancaster (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

Bachelorette Ali, fashion stylist Lindsay Albanese, Shayne Lamas (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

Me with Rex Lee from Entourage (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

Camille, the Beverly Hills Housewife wearing Alberto Parada jewelry (Photo credit: Vivien Killilea)

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