Hollywood Holidays

Outsourcing the Holidays: No time to tack up garlands and ice gingerbread? Look to these industry-approved artisans to deliver holiday festiveness to your front door.


Johnny Graham: The chef's forte? "Being able to do what someone wants that day," says Graham, who was Bruce Willis' personal chef for four years and also has cooked for Keith Richards, Kenneth Cole, Larry David, Mitch Glazer and Arianna Huffington. Graham describes his food as "clean and simple, using French technique." Holiday staples include wild-mushroom-and-lobster stuffing and flourless chocolate torte paired with saltwater ice cream. $75 an hour. Contact: fancyketchup_1999@yahoo.com


Lulu Powers" In-demand caterer and cookbook author Powers will be plying the staff of ICM with her organic fare at the agency's holiday party this year. Short-rib quesadillas, blini cups with Indian cured salmon and mini mint-chocolate-chip milk shakes topped with gold flakes are among Powers' innovative offerings. Clients include Chris von Goetz, co-head of ICM's television literary department, and Jessica Thomas, co-head of WME's commercial department. From $3,500. (323) 935-1337, lulupowers.com


Dr. Christmas: Heidi Klum, Barbra Streisand and J.J. Abrams are among the boldface names who've called on this 22-year-old "tree styling" company, which Bob Hope used to hire to festoon his yearly pine. Co-owners Debi Staron and Bob Pranga also have decked out firs -- faux and real -- for all the major studios, using traditional and offbeat trimmings from their very own prop house, such as ruby-slipper ornaments for a Wizard of Oz-themed tree and vintage-looking hairbrush and mirror decorations for a studio dressing room. Around $2,500 for full-service tree trimming. (818) 840-0445, drchristmas.com


Charming & Gorgeous" Erica Liscano, owner of lifestyle and event company Charming & Gorgeous, uses everything from "vintage scarves and hand-painted paper to feathers, fake fur and antique lace" to wrap presents for her clients, which include some of L.A.'s marquee interior designers. Don't look for subtlety here: "My style tends to be ornate," says Liscano, who will pick up presents at any location or bring her bags of paper and trimmings to your office or home. Prices start at $8 for small gifts and $20 for large gifts. charmingandgorgeous.com


Peterson Event Lighting: Starz CEO Chris Albrecht and Jason Lee are among the notables who have hired Peterson Event Lighting to help set the mood for their nuptials. The lighting company also handles holiday lights for private residences. Services include stringing exterior twinkly lights, incorporating light imaging (projecting images of snowflakes and such onto a wall or dance floor) and adding dramatic up-lighting to trees both indoors and out. Price for custom lighting starts at $1,750. (818) 358-4248, petersoneventlighting.com

Nathan Turner: For those lacking a financial ceiling, Million Dollar Decorators star and boutique owner Nathan Turner is the artist du jour to deck out a house in impeccable style for the holidays. For a well-known screenwriter who lives in a Case Study house in Malibu, Turner went "minimal and super-beachy," he says, stringing "white lights all over, including on the tree. Then we topped it off with these great straw-and-driftwood ornaments, a pretty burlap bow on the tree and a burlap tree skirt." Fees range from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the size of the house. (310) 275-1209, nathanturner.com

Modern Floristry: Sean McGowan and Dial Jensen, the decorators behind Modern Floristry, bedeck CAA's lobby in true Winter Wonderland style each December. This year, the duo used more than 2,500 white roses between Century Park's three lobbies, tucking them into silver vases with cut pine and frosted white branches to create a "tailored and clean look," says McGowan, who also decorates private residences. $100 and up for single arrangements, wreaths and centerpieces; $1,000 and up for tree decoration. modernfloristry.com

-- Emili Vesilind

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