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The Flame of Life by Spago designer Barbara Lazaroff

Welcome to my little slice of the web. I am excited to share my passion for exuberant living with you here. From the twists and turns of building a culinary empire with Wolfgang Puck and supporting vital charitable organizations to raising two boys in Beverly Hills, my life has been an adventure.

I hope you are inspired to take risks, dare to dream and make every day an exuberant one! ~ Barbara Lazaroff

Barbara Lazaroff's business card logo, Imaginings Design

Interior Designer
Imaginings Design, Inc.

Commercial & Residential Design

Based in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles

To contact Barbara for design work:
call 310-276-7939
click here to send an email

Designer Barbara Lazaroff understands the classic such as Spago Beverly Hills as well as the whimsical. Her designs include Felliniesque Chinois, underwater fantasy at Granita, and the masculine cyberworld she created at Eureka brewery and restaurant.

Barbara has garnered many accolades for her innovative and singularly unique and forward-thinking restaurant designs as well as for her showcase rooms such as Greystone, Frette, and her elegant home design.

Barbara's Design page

Barbara Lazaroff - Live in full color


Barbara is
available for speaking engagements

Book Barbara Lazaroff for an inspirational adventure into the world of design, art, philanthropy, or to speak about the life and work of a restauranteur. Barbara Lazaroff is not just any restauranteur; not many speakers can speak as part of the team that broke the mold on the way that America dines!

She is based in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles area, but also travels to speak. In addition to Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, she has spoken in San Diego, Chicago, Las Vegas, other cities and internationally as well.

Email Barbara Lazaroff's office to discuss speaking fees. On many occasions she speaks to students/education institutions gratis.



Dinnerware by Barbara — The Flame of Lifedinnerware logo

Barbara Lazaroff's Flame of Life, inspired by her original poem, was the centerpiece element gracing Spago Beverly Hills. As a Spago patron you'd be familiar with this elegant curved flame carved into the chairs and bar stools, emblazoned on the Spago carpeting, etched into the glass kitchen wall, and elsewhere in Spago.

A portion of each sale supports a good cause like Meals on Wheels and other non-profits Barbara has supported in the last 30 years.

The limited edition 16-piece fine china set is service for four in four vivid colors, each displaying The Flame of Life and one of the poem's inspirational lines.

The Flame of Life limited edition Dinnerware by Barbara Lazaroff.
Available on
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Barbara Lazaroff is well known in Beverly Hills for helping others & bringing folks together to accomplish great things. Here are the upcoming events she is either participating in or supporting.

What's Coming Up

H.D. Design Expo

HD Expo logoHD Expo, a Hospitality Design event, is the leading tradeshow and conference for the hospitality design community, bringing together designers, owner/operators, brand executives, architects, purchasers, and manufacturers for three days of inspiration, CEU-accredited education, and exceptional networking.

Wednesday, May 15 - Friday, May 17, 2019

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

You can learn all about it at HDexpo.com.


LA Chef Conference 2019


The LA Chef Conference shall be an “exciting day of panel discussions, cooking demos and talks featuring a stellar lineup of Chefs, Restaurateurs, Food Media and Restaurant/Food Experts” — and Barbara will be participating on one of the Panels.

Barbara and the others speakers will take you back in time to explore their roles in the creation of a new American profession.

Book, CHEFS, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American ProfessionPanel:
CHEFS, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession.

(This is also the name of the new HarperCollins book of the same name, authored by Andrew Friedman, in which Barbara Lazaroff is featured.)

The money from tickets sold for the LA Chef Conference goes to sponsor C-CAP. C-CAP greatly appreciates your attendence.

Monday, May 20, 2019

The event runs all day.
This panel is from 2:50 - 4:00 p.m.

The Gourmandise School & ArcLight Cinemas
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401

For more information please visit LAChefConference.com.


Recent Happenings

James Beard Awards
Gala & Reception 2019

James Beard Foundation logoBarbara plans to her tradition of attending to again honor and celebrate this year's winners.

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Monday, May 6, 2019
Awards ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. CT
The gala walk-around tasting reception immediately follows the Awards ceremony.

Black-Tie attire

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

For info see jamesbeard.org/awards.


Celebrate Easter
at Spago Beverly Hills

Spago logoThe 3-course Easter Menu includes:
Champagne Tincture Bar
Pop-up Pie & Bake Shop
And... a visit from the Easter Bunny

To purchase tickets
call 310-385-0880
or purchase online at exploretock.com/spagobeverlyhills.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Sunday, April 21, 2019
11:00a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

$175.00 per adult and $75.00 per child (under age 12)


Spago's 35th Annual Seder
hosted by Barbara Lazaroff
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

Spago logoBarbara and Spago Beverly Hills invite you to the 35th Annual Passover Seder Dinner hosted by Barbara Lazaroff. Officiated by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Featuring the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir.

“I feel if you open your traditions and celebrations to all, no matter your religion, background or customs, it fosters tolerance, greater harmony and closer understanding among all people.” ~Barbara Lazaroff

Proceeds from this evening will benefit MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger — a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

Mazon logo

Please contact Yuri Maldanado if you'd like to make a reservation.
310-385-0880 • Yuri.Maldanado@WolfgangPuck.com
You may also reserve online at exploretock.com/spagobeverlyhills

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Saturday, April 20, 2019
5:30 p.m.

$195.00 per adult and $80.00 per child (12 and under)


Women in the World 10

Barbara is looking forward to the 10th annual Women in the World Summit, “a convening of mighty women leaders, blazing activists and courageous movers and shakers who will move you with their provocative first-person storytelling and shake up your worldview.”

It features Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Brie Larson, Anna Wintour, Rebecca Traister, Bryan Cranston, Stacey Abrams, Kara Swisher, Susan Rice, Cindy McCain, Jill and Faith Soloway, Indra Nooyi, Ashley Judd, Maria Ressa, Christiana Figueres, Wanda Sykes, and many others. 

Wednesday, April 10 — 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.
Friday, April 12 — 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Lincoln Center
New York City, New York

For more info please visit Womenintheworld.com/events/women-in-the-world-summit-2019



Hospitality Design Summit

Hospitality Design Summit logoHD Summit is the industry’s only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality. Because everyone needs fresh thinking and new sources of inspiration, HD Summit is designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily-and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.

HD Summit is presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine.

February 27- March 1, 2019

The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, FL

For more info visit HDSummit.com.HDSummit-2019


Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
C•CAP Annual Benefit

C-CAP logo 2019

Enjoy a grand tasting of culinary creations from over 30 of New York’s best-known chefs who will be assisted by talented C-CAP students and alumni, while sipping superb wines and cocktails. The evening will also feature a live and silent auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary, culture, and travel packages.

C-CAP, a national nonprofit co-chaired by chef, author, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson and founded by culinary educator Richard Grausman, provides underserved high school students with educational and career opportunities through the culinary arts. Your support of this event is instrumental to transform lives of C-CAP students.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

5:45p.m. - 9:00 p.m. VIP
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. General Admission

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
West 23rd St. & the Hudson River
New York City, NY

For ticket information and to support the event, please visit this C•CAP page.


91st Academy Awards & Governors Ball

Oscar statueAfter America and the Hollywood world watch and celebrate the Academy Awards, the Oscars, the industry celebrates at the Governor’s Ball and Dinner —the official Academy Awards celebration.

Barbara's son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck will again join his father and Chef Eric Klein, Vice President of Culinary, to help create the event's magic.

The spectacular Governor’s Ball and Dinner will again be catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering as it has been for over two decades.

Sunday, February 24, 2019WP Catering logo

Dolby Theatre
Hollywood & Highland Center

Hollywood, CA

If you're curious about more past events which with Barbara Lazaroff has been involved, please visit her Past Events page.

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