Exclusive! BTS at the Create & Cultivate x Google Store Dinner

What the best time of the year?

The holidays, obviously.


That was certainly the vibe at our holiday party with Google Store Tuesday night at NeueHouse in Los Angeles. So we’re throwing it to last night’s “bests.”

From Nicolette Mason toasting to her exciting new line Premme, to Whitney Leigh Morris chatting about renovations on her Tiny Canal Cottage, everyone was in the mood to chat and be merry. We had some laughs as well.

Sarah Dubbeldam, founder of Darling Magazine, actress Arielle Vandenberg, and Caroline Lee, founder at Woodnote Photography, gathered around the Google Daydream View to experience the world of virtual reality. While Bianca Alexa, doodled on the Google Pixelbook.


There were laughs and good vibes all around, while notable attendees Whitney Port and Arielle Vandenberg dished on their tips and tricks for holiday shopping. @Arielle said, "I love giving gifts. It's probably my favorite thing ever." Adding "I'm a practical giver. I only give things I know someone will use. Like a salt shaker."

The actress and IG star may have been kidding, but we’re into practicality. (We’re busy women, ya know?) Especially the practical help that the Google Home Mini offers. Want to know what traffic is like by the mall where you do all your holiday shopping? Just ask, “Hey Google, what’s the traffic like near The Grove?”

Whitney Port dressed up for one of the first times since becoming a new mom. The "I Love My Baby, But" star put on her Miu Miu shoes-- "they're surprisingly comfortable!" she said.

Jaclyn Johnson, founder of Create & Cultivate addressed the crowd, telling them that holiday season surrounded by her favorite women is something she looks forward to every year.

"It is an honor to have each and every one of you here tonight," she said, "and I am so excited for you guys to experience the joys of Google Store. This has been a partnership of which we are extremely proud. Be sure to follow @madebygoogle."

Suruchi Shukla, Head of Global Marketing, Google Store, likewise raised a glass and toasted to the table. “I want to welcome all of you to this wonderful dinner organized by Jaclyn, and team,” she shared. “This is a great opportunity for us, at Google, to introduce our new line of products to you and have you experience them and my hope is that you fall in love with these products as much as we have and tell your friends and family about them. So many are geared toward making your lives easier. As busy, working women we know how important this is. The Google Home Mini we’re gifting to you acts like a mini assistant.”

There were cheers from the table.

Click through the gallery below to enjoy an exclusive BTS look at our holiday dinner with Google Store.

And for any last minute shoppers, you can shop for Google Home or Google Home Mini at Google Store: store.google.com, where you can learn more about Google’s products and offers. Heads up there’s free 2-day shipping on your holiday gifts when you order by 12/19!

photo credit: Katie Gibbs