Sundance 2014: Events Edition

Sundance EventsPhoto Credits: Alexandra Wyman / Invision, Imeh Akpanudosen (WireImage for Village at the Lift), Getty Images for SBE, Michael Stewart/Getty Images, Tonya Wise/ AP, Vivien Killilea/ Getty Images, Getty Images for Oakley, Andrew Walker/ Getty Images, Fashionlaine & my Samsung Galaxy Camera

Gifting lounges, pop up restaurants, pop up bars, nightclubs, live music, and the list goes on. If there's one thing everyone can be sure of when heading to Sundance, it's that there is definitely never a dull moment. And that list didn't even include watching movies! So what happens when attendees aren't trying to catch a film or celebs aren't running around promoting one? Being in the hustle and bustle of Main Street, it was clear to see that there was plenty to keep people entertained in between movie hopping and press conferences. So putting my crop tops and headbands aside to trade in for snow boots and beanies for the weekend, I went down to the beloved Park City to get you all the inside scoop on exactly what went down at all of the exclusive happenings in between this weekend's movie madness.

Main Street was the hub and root of all things Sundance. Walking up and down the span of 5-6 blocks you'd see everything from the iconic landmarks of the famous Egyptian Theater where movie screenings were taking place to your fave celebs being one with the crowds roaming down the streets. But of course, it was really all the pop-up locations, events, and happenings that became the main stars of Main Street this past weekend. The days started off early with exclusive lounges providing treats and gifts to the beloved celebs of this year's Sundance stars. From Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge where you saw people like Aaron Paul pick up some jewelry for his girlfriend who couldn't make it into town with him to Eddie Bauer's Adventure House where people like Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning got dressed up in some of the most stylish and warm winter jackets to the "It's So Miami" Lounge where people like Elijah Wood took part in the Hello Product kissing booth for charity, the lounges were busy and hustling every day. And then of course who can forget about the TR Suites that practically saved the day and supplied those in Park City with some of the best hair for the weekend by providing washes and blowouts for the girls and haircuts and shaves for the guys by the amazing Dove team. Yet, it was Village at the Lift that I considered "home base" for me (and for all the photographers) where you knew you were guaranteed to see any and every celeb from Selena Gomez to Maggie Gyllenhaal swing by to take their official Sundance photo in the WireImage Portrait Studio and conduct interviews with CNN and the Los Angeles Times in their on-site lounges. Stella Artois came back to the Lift again supplying tasty beers in addition to some equally delicious waffles to guests while providing live music to those that just needed a little break from the snow. But if one was looking for a real meal to fill them up (and to help the avoid the case of the altitude sickness), the Stella Artois Cafe upstairs featuring the chefs from Animal or Udi's Gluten Free Table further down on Main Street had people covered, providing exclusive reserve dining with some of the best food that I have ever had. Yet, it wasn't all just lounging and hanging, people did some serious sports partaking too! Throughout the weekend, the famous Oakley's Learn To Ride with AOL was back in action to provide exclusive lessons on the Utah slopes with attendees like Kellan Lutz, Adrian Grenier, Chanel Iman, and Krysten Ritter all about it. And then of course, as Sunday rolled around, it was as if the snow town instantly became a football town with constant rumbles and talks about everything Seahawks and 49'ers. And with that, Sundance too knew how to have the handled through Paige Hospitality Group's Third Annual Game Watch where they turned TAO, the resident nightclub for the weekend, into a football party with large TV screens airing the game and a side of McDonald's fries and McNuggets being tray passed throughout the vicinity.

And as the days turned into nights, the celebrations didn't stop there. Private estates became the homes to dinners for some provided by Luminara and SOS for Oakley's Learn To Ride, Kellan Lutz's clothing line Abbot + Main, and the pre-screening dinner for Diane Kruger's new film The Better Angels. And back across town, the famous and beloved bar Rock & Reilly's held some celebrations of its own, providing exclusive tastings of the soon to be opened Yellowtail Sunset Strip restaurant in LA to cast parties for people like Shailene Woodley and her new movie White Bird In A Blizzard. Yet, it wasn't only Rock & Reilly's that decided to make a visit from LA to the snow. One of my fave spots, Sayer's Club, made it out as well with SLS Las Vegas Presents Sayers Club. And in true Sayer's manner, they had exclusive performances both scheduled like those from Capital Cities to impromptu ones like those of Adrian Grenier hitting the stage with his harmonica. And of course, for the people who just wanted to do a little partying in the snow? Don't worry, they weren't forgotten about either. Park City Live teamed up with Billboard and SONOs, which was the home to a gifting lounge during the day, to provide the ultimate concert experience and venue at night with performances by Kaskade & Skyler Grey, Steve Aoki, 2Chainz, and Nervo. Yet, as everyone wrapped up all that they were doing and partaking in throughout the day and night, anyone that was anyone that wanted to party (and that actually knew someone that could get them in) knew that the real ending spot every night was TAO Nightclub which stayed open till 4 AM and was a guaranteed shoe-in to be the ultimate ending to the perfect and best time in the snow.

Sundance Events Kellan Lutz and friends taking a lift at Oakley's Learn To Ride with AOL

Joshua Jackson Dinner Joshua Jackson at The Better Angels Pre-screening Dinner presented by Luminara and SOS 

Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning at Eddie Bauer's Adventure House

Oakley Learn To Ride With AOL At Sundance Adrian Grenier and Krysten Ritter in between skiing sessions at Oakley's Learn To Ride with AOL

Selena Gomez Sundance Selena Gomez at Village at the Lift

Paige Hospitality Group's Third Annual Sundance Football Game Watch - 2014 Park City Shah's of Sunset MJ & GG celebrating football at the Paige Hospitality Group's Third Annual Game Watch 

Sundance Events Tasty treats at the Luminara and SOS private dinners provided by Hotel Chantelle and Executive Chef Seth Levine

Sundance Events Aaron Paul swinging by Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge

Sundance Events Capital Cities getting ready to perform at SLS Las Vegas Presents Sayer's Club

Sundance Events Elijah Wood partaking in the Hello Product kissing booth for charity at the "It's So Miami" Lounge

Paige Hospitality Group's Third Annual Sundance Football Game Watch - 2014 Park City Models Ireland Baldwin and Chanel Iman at Paige Hospitality Group's Third Annual Game Watch catching the game on jumbo Element Electronics HD televisions

Sundance Events Me getting my epic blowout by the Dove experts at the TR Suites

Rose McGowan Sundance Rose McGowan stopping by Village at the Lift

Diane Kruger sipping on Stack Wines at celebrating her movie at The Better Angels Pre-screening Dinner presented by Luminara and SOS 

Molly Shannon Sundance Molly Shannon stopping by Park City Live

Maggie Gyllenhaal Sundance Maggie Gyllenhaal in between sessions at Village at the Lift

Donald Faison Zach Braff Sundance Scrubs co-stars Donald Faison and Zach Braff reunite at Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge

Aaron Paul Sundance Aaron Paul hitting the slopes at Oakley's Learn To Ride with AOL

"White Bird In A Blizzard" Official After Party at Rock & Reilly's - 2014 Park City Shailene Woodley celebrating her movie White Bird In A Blizzard at Rock & Reilly's

Adrian Grenier Sundance Adrian Grenier at SLS Las Vegas Presents Sayer's Club

Sundance Events The setting for Luminara and SOS's private dinners

Sundance Events Eddie Bauer's Adventure House

Sundance Events Dove Advanced Hair Series Salon at the TR Suites

Sundance Events Geoff Stults and Krysten Ritter at the sneak preview of Yellowtail Sunset Strip at Rock & Reilly's

Sundance Events TAO Nightclub

Elijah Wood Sundance Elijah Wood getting interviewed by KTLA's Sam Rubin at the #SocialFilmLoft powered by Google +

Lance Bass Sundance Lance Bass having fun with friends at the TR Suites

Mark Ruffalo Sundance Mark Ruffalo stopping by Park City Live

Sundance Events Dove Men + Care Barbershop at TR Suites

Geoff Stults, Krysten Ritter, and Kellan Lutz at Abbot + Main Private Dinner presented by Luminara and SOS 

Chanel Iman Sundance Chanel Iman taking snowboarding lessons at Oakley's Learn To Ride with AOL

Sundance Events Lil Jon enjoying some drinks at the TR Suites

Joe Manganiello Sundance Joe Manganiello at Village at the Lift

Kaitlyn Dever, Chloe Moretz and Keira Knightley Sundance Kaitlyn Dever, Chloe Moretz and Keira Knightley all smiles while answering questions at Village at the Lift

Sundance Events Udi's Glutten Free Table

Sundance Events SLS Las Vegas Presents Sayer's Club

Sundance Events The Stella Artois Cafe at Village at the Lift

Rose McGowan Sundance Rose McGowan picking up a snowboard at Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge

Christina Hendricks Sundance Christina Hendricks at SLS Las Vegas Presents Sayer's Club

Sundance Events TR Suites