California Dreaming Book Launch
L’Ermitage Hotel, Beverly Hills
The big launch for my book finally arrived on 1st May and I had been planning every detail for many months. I’m so proud that so many of the people and celebrities in my book were able to celebrate with me on the night. Several people commented that I have created a ‘family’ with all the people featured in the book – and it’s true. Ruth McCartney suggested we have a reunion every year…so mark your calendars! It was so wonderful to see everyone together for the first time, sharing stories and all celebrating this very special book. Over the last three years this has been a real labour of love project that I have put my heart and soul into. To finally hold the book in my hand and receive the incredible applause from my guests was emotional and overwhelming…thank you to everyone to has been part of my journey and helped my dream come true.
Thank you to Pistol and Stamen for the fabulous Aidan Mattox dress I wore for the launch of my book California Dreaming: Real life stories of Brits in LA at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills for BritWeek and in partnership with Visit California
A big thank you to Visit California for partnering with me, to everyone at BritWeek and to the staff at L’Ermitage Hotel for the perfect venue.
Enjoy the highlights from the night taken by photographer Adam Latham.
Dawn Bowery, Nigel Lythgoe and guest
Sharon and Bob Peirce with Dawn Bowery
Declan Laird and Callan Mcauliffe with Dawn Bowery
Dawn Bowery with cover man Ioan Gruffudd, Dawn Bowery with editor Bianca Bagatourian
Summer Watson with Dawn Bowery
Ioan Gruffudd and Dawn Bowery
Ashley James and Dawn Bowery
Dawn Bowery with Martin Jarvis and Ros Ayres
Jo Frost ( super nanny ) with Dawn Bowery
Jo Frost ( super nanny ) and Dawn Bowery
Dawn Bowery with Mark “Rhino” Smith, Martin Samuel, Carey and Camilla More
Dawn Bowery with the people featured in the book
Alan Selka, Dawn Bowery and Jane Webster.
Bryony Foster, Dawn Bowery and Anne Coates
Dawn Bowery with Steve Jones ( sex pistols guitarist ), Audley Harrison ( Olympic Boxing Champion ), and Aiden Turner ( actor )
Martin Jarvis being interviewed on the red carpet of the launch of “California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in L.A.”
Caroline Jones ( painter/sculptor ) with Dawn Bowery
Ashley James ( celebrity chef ) with Dawn Bowery
Dawn Bowery with the Beatles tribute band “The Fab Four”
Shahe from Robert Burns Wines – wine sponsor for the launch party
Bob Peirce, Chairman and co-founder of Britweek giving his speech to a packed room at L’Ermitage Hotel at the launch
Ioan Gruffudd, Audley Harrison and Aiden Turner