As I write our last post and bid you adiu, I want to thank all our readers and friends from Harvard-Westlake, Beverly, Buckley, Loyola, John Thomas Dye and more who have helped us make this site great for the last two years. We have raised our readership to over 200,000 followers a month and have filled that void in mainstream media where a voice was needed for us illusive born and bred L.A. natives who love our town!
After being quoted, sourced and referenced in the New York Post, Extra, E Online, and being given our own columns on the Huffington Post and Haute Living, it is bitter sweet that I announce we are closing the blog and moving on to other goals we want to pursue. I am headed back to USC to finish my masters degree in Electrical Engineering, where many of you who know me, know this is where I also got my bachelors degree in the same field before working at Boeing Satellite Systems for 2 years after which I moved into entertainment working at CAA, Maverick Films, Bolthouse, Kari Feinstein PR, E! News, Fox studios, Quintessentially and more.
I want to thank each of you for coming to check The Daily Truffle each day and support our mission to bring to you the best parties from the night before, or a good ol’ fashion Malibu beach house scandal or a new Beverly Hills housewife (sorry again, Bravo!). Your comments and emails have made it all worthwhile and a heartwarming inspiration over our short time on the web and we hope to re-appear somewhere online again one day! Here is a look back at some of our favorite Daily Truffle moments …
Our first major piece of press – New York Post (not bad, eh?)
The day Lauren and I discovered we had been BBM-ing in the bath for over 6 months.
Lauren’s art work for our new logo
My mother’s first sketches of our Los Angeles ”truffle hunter” concept which later was the subject of a street artist series
Lauren and I at the SOHO house in it’s early days at a party of our friend and great supporter of the Truffle – Ashlee Margolis & The A List
The early offices of The Daily Truffle aka my bed (a canopy bed from Pierre Duex, mind you)
Our original Daily Truffle logo
A concept for our logo we never ended up using …
An invite to the BlackBerry party last year from one of our favorite PR Firms Harrison & Shriftman who were early supporters of the Truffle – thank you Marisa Sanchez and Rachel Shapiro and Lara Shriftman and Jason Wanamaker!
One of our trademark posts that really helped put us on the map – we couldn’t have done it without you courtside seat holders!! Thank you for your insight and information! Especially, Yori, you mysterious rascal, you.
But nothing was bigger than the contribution of Lauren Brokaw being the first ever non-Vanity Fair report inside the Vanity Fair Oscar party
Or her posting the first ever posted Academy Awards invite
From being asked by Bravo to help cast the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills …
to covering store openings of all kinds …
from friends we made ….
to mistakes we made ….
from the good times to the bad …
to lots and lots of gift bags …
and obviously we couldn’t have done it without the help of Mademoiselle …
or Kukui or Stella or Bow ….
Thank you everyone for reading and visit us in the real world anytime!
Hey,y’all! PSYCH! It’s just April Fools! (#aprilfools)
We still have to tell you about the Victoria Secret party this week and Beacher’s Madhouse new Wednesday night party!
Not to mention tons and tons of gossip about Coachella, Harvard-Westlake, the NEW Beverly Hills housewife (yes, there is a new one)!
It ain’t a job – it’s an addiction!!!