John Paul and Eloise DeJoria Host A Groovy 60’s-Inspired Holiday Party At Their Malibu Home

By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Silvia Mautner Photography

THE SETTING: On a recent, picture-perfect Sunday afternoon in the Malibu hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean, John Paul and Eloise DeJoria hosted a 60s-themed holiday party. Over a thousand friends, celebrities, and employees of the iconic Paul Mitchell brand, founded by John Paul DeJoria himself, were on hand to celebrate the holiday season…and, of course, have a groovy good time.

THE STYLE: As guests arrived at the DeJoria home, many could not help but think of Groovin’ (on a Sunday afternoon), the iconic song by the Rascals, and partygoers were doing just that the moment they walked (or were escorted via golf cart) up to the top of the winding driveway where the jaws of kids, and kids at heart, dropped at the spectacular winter wonderland on display. Ever the fabulous hosts, John Paul and Eloise, were on hand to pose for pictures with each and every guest there to celebrate. Many of the partygoers got into the 60s spirit with peace signs, tinted sunglasses, Pucci dresses, and the turtleneck/sport coat combos spotted among many of the attendees.

Once inside, the good times continued as everyone was treated to an array of festive food and activities that appealed to one’s inner cool cat. Those who wanted to do something sporty could try their skills at miniature golf or sled down an ice-capped hill on the side of the estate with views of the Pacific Ocean (thanks to the two tons of snow trucked in for the event). Those who were feeling hungry had an impressive array of morsels to sample, including 60s staples, burgers, and fries, as well as a buffet with classic TV tray fare. Iinterested in channeling your inner creativity? Attendees could take part in a host of crafts activities as well as the chance to visit the Beehive Hair Salon, where Paul Mitchell stylists were on hand to do transformative 60s makeovers.

The day was capped off with a snow resort photo booth to commemorate this one-of-a-kind holiday experience that allowed all on hand to cherish the memory of a special event that will be talked about for years to come. Until next time, Peace Out.