A coterie of pretty young things flocked to Beverly Hills Tuesday night for the ultimate girls' night in. The occasion? An intimate dinner in celebration of Suno held inside the dreamy home of The A List founder Ashlee Margolis, a hot spot for initiated starlets with a winning smile and a hard-to-compete-against girl squad.
Kicking off the Nars-hosted party, Emma Roberts (above) arrived sporting a black floral tunic and her recently dyed hair with a bold pink lip, along with a couple of girlfriends. She walked past a gorgeous floral wall (colored with, naturally, the word “Suno”) and beyond strings of mini light bulbs to a room full of comfy couches and benches situated near a sleek pool. Roberts greeted Suno co-founder and creative director Erin Beatty (who spent much of her time side-by-side with fellow Suno designer Max Osterweis) and returned to her gal pals to pose for several cell phone pics before approving the best ones.
As guests like Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Michelle Monaghan (above) arrived, they, too, chatted with friends and plopped their glasses of fruit-infused water and Up in Smoke margaritas (one of the evening’s signature cocktails, aside from the Dream State cocktail) on tables topped with cream candles and white roses. “We were just going for cozy and intimate,” Margolis told InStyle as the dinner party kicked off. “I actually wanted to get the vibe of the garden at Chateau Marmont.”
And it turned out to be quite the garden party, indeed. While Margolis’s two children skipped across their home before heading off to bed—it was that chill—dinner was ready to be served. Guests like American Crime Story beauty Jordana Brewster (below, left), who posed for the camera with megawatt stylist Brad Goreski (below, right), spent much of her time chatting up Monaghan and Rashida Jones (above), gathered near the buffet dining table (topped with off-white candles in glass pillars and clear vases with white roses and tulips) to munch on a romaine and spring vegetable salad, grilled chimichurri steak and chicken, grilled asparagus, and farro with roasted veggies.
“We’ve got dinner, food. Sit down and eat,” Margolis told her guests around 8 p.m., while the music transitioned from soft tunes to that of Usher’s “Good Kisser.” The good songs reverberated across the room, as Ross, after arriving and greeting all with a “nice to see you!” took a moment to snap selfies with Union. “I tried to get food! But I was drawn towards friends, and then I literally had to cut off the conversation to head to the food,” joked Ross upon her arrival. Later in the evening, Ross (below, right), Union (below, center), Jessica Pare, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Jones (below, left) cozied up on a couch near the fire pit for another cell phone snap.
“Please don’t catch on fire!” Jones said with a laugh, before leaning over to look at the photos they took as Soul for Real’s “Candy Rain” played in the background. Even a busy schedule didn’t top Monaghan from having fun. “It’s really nice to spend time with ladies, you know?” she told us. “You’re also catching up with women that you know in the business that have been friends for a long time, so it’s really nice.”
The best part of the night for Brewster? “You get to meet really creative, inspiring people like a designer, which is awesome,” she noted. Talk about a win-win.