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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.
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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

29th Annual
Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards Gala

Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards logo 2017For nearly three decades, Hospitality Design magazine has awarded industry leaders—designers, architects, hoteliers, restaurateurs—with the coveted Platinum Circle designation. This year, 2017, another group of luminaries will be inducted into this prestigious group for their career achievements.

Honorees are Anda Andrei, President of Anda Andrei Design; Bill Bensley, Founder of Bensley; Joan Cardy, Founder of The Cardy Group; and Walter Isenberg, Cofounder, President, and CEO of Sage Hospitality.

Tuesday, November 14, 20017
6:30 pm: Cocktails
7:30 pm: Awards Dinner

Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

This is a black-tie festive dinner.

For more information please visit hospitalitydesign.com/awards-events/platinum-circle.

Citymeals on Wheels logo31st Annual
Citymeals On Wheels Power Lunch for Women

Honoring Nick Valenti and the Patina Restaurant Group.

Because of support from people like you, Citymeals provides and serves nourishing meals for elderly homebound people, hand-delivering meals, serving holiday meals, and distributing shelf-stable meals during harsh winter weather and for emergencies.

Citymeals on Wheels 100% goes to fund mealsThursday, November 16, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor
New York, NY 10112

To learn more please visit citymeals.org/powerlunchforwomen.

Recent Happenings

ICRF Gala 2017 — Unlocking Cures

Israel Cancer Research Fund logo

Israel Cancer Research Fund for the benefit of all mankind.

Master of Ceremonies — Ben Savage

Keynote Speaker — Avram Hershko M.D., Ph.D.
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry. Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry 
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel.

Bonnie Hunt — Actress, Producer, Writer, Director and former cancer nurse.
Dr. David Snyder — nationally and internationally recognized expert in stem cell transportation for the treatment of leukemia and other blood disorders. Based at the City of Hope, Dr Snyder is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of those with cancer.

Musical Entertainment by The Tokens

Saturday, November 11, 2017
6:00 p.m.

The Four Seasons Hotel
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA

To purchase tickets, support this event, or learn more, please visit icrfonline.org/los-angeles/event/2017-gala-unlocking-cures.


She Tank Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition logo

She Tank
Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition

Barbara is part of this Investor Panel and looks forward to hearing some great pitches for promising women-owned businesses!

SHE TANK is a competition where female entrepreneurs pitch the Women’s Investor Panel to receive funding and support.

It’s all about women helping women! Attendees are welcome as audience members. Come cheer your favorite entrepreneurs and learn about funding your own projects and ideas!

This event is part of the 360Karma Live, Love, thrive Women's Conference being held November 3-4, 2017 in the city of West Hollywood.

Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Competition

West Hollywood City Council Chambers
(Theater inside West Hollywood Library)
West Hollywood, California

To apply to pitch, purchase tickets, or for more information about this pitch event and the entire conference, visit 360karma.com/live-love-thrive-conference.


Live, Love, Thrive Conference logo2nd Annual
Live, Love, Thrive Conference

360Karma and The City of West Hollywood present the Live Love Thrive Women’s Conference co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board and Honda of DTLA. This Conference provides two days of celebration of the power of women with a mission providing an opportunity to expand your network, get inspired, and learn practical solutions from expert speakers.

This day provides incredible networking opportunities in addition to musical performances, film shorts about extraordinary women, SHE Tank winners, and the 360Karma Women Awards honoring successful women giving back and paying it forward! The day ends with a celebration wrap party with food, drinks and more networking.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference
12:15 p.m. Complimentary Catered Luncheon
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. After Party

West Hollywood City Council Chambers
(Theater inside West Hollywood Library)
West Hollywood, California

To purchase tickets and for more information about this pitch event and the entire conference, visit 360karma.com/live-love-thrive-conference. A percentage of the ticket sales will go to Test 400K, a nonprofit organization to end violence against women.


AVIVA logoAVIVA's 2017
Platinum Circle Luncheon

This year Tonya Winfield joined Barbara as co-hosti for this fundraiser for AVIVA Children's Services.

Since 20012, Aviva's Platinum Associates have been a dynamic group of people who are dedicated not only to making a difference in the lives of local at-risk youth, but also to helping change their lives.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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


No Kid Hungry logoNo Kid Hungry
Dinner Los Angeles
All the ingredients to end childhood hunger now

Barbara is happy to be part of the Host Committee for Los Angeles’ “No Kid Hungry” .

Honoring Chef andfundraiser Restaurateur Nancy Silverton of Monza Restaurant Group — and friend to so many — this will be a stellar food lovers dinner!!

With an impressive cast of 15 talented guest chefs both savory and sweet, at a lovely private estate, the party promises to be delicious and festive.

It will be a more casual atmosphere celebrating great food and wine, while raising funds to help end childhood hunger in our community.

Friday, October 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Seated Dinner and Live Auction

Being held at a private residence in Beverly Hills

To learn more, please visit https://ce.nokidhungry.org/events/los-angeles-no-kid-hungry-dinner.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

Barbara hopes to attend this Annual Big Bash Gala which will again celebrate another year of mentoring Los Angeles children and the impact BBBS is making on the community.

All proceeds benefit the BBBS proven one-to-one mentoring programs.

Friday, October 20, 2017
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Silent Auction, wonderful entertainment and honors will follow

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshile Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cocktail Attire

To learn more and purchase tickets visit bbbslagala2017.auction-bid.org/microsite. You can also find an email and phone contact there. Or you can make a donation even if you can't attend.

Sheba logo

Friends of Sheba Medical Center
47th Annual Gala — 2017

Celebrity Emcee: John Lithgow
Famous for his performances in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, and The Crown as well as in The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Shrek, Blow Out and Interstellar, and his roles on Broadwayhe has received 2 Tony Awards, 5 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 1 American Comedy Award.

Friends of Sheba Medical Center (FSMC) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California. Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer is the largest hospital in Israel and the entire Middle East. FSMC is dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center’s compassionate clinical care, cutting edge research and comprehensive educational training.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Pre-registration is available. Reserve your sponsorship package or tickets today by contacting Adi Hepner, Director of Development at 310-935-0135 or adi at shebamed.org.

For more information visit this FriendsOfSheba.org event page.

Bel Air Affaire 2017
"Jerusalem Nights"

Honoring Renae Jacobs-Anson and Helen Jacobs-Lepor.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.

At a private home in Beverly Hills, CA

For more information please visit AFHU.org.


Foodservice Council for Women panel

Barbara was honored to be a part of this panel.

Monday, August 28, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Center Stage Theater, booth 1139
LA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Live Love Thrive Talk Show

Barbara was a guest on the Live Love Thrive Talk Show! You can watch it right here. We start you off at Barbara's segment, at 24:22, but we encourage you to rewind and see the entire show if you'd like.

As an active participant in many women’s education and empowerment organizations Barbara is supporting two upcoming 360 Karma events on November 3rd and 4th by this show's hostess, Catherine Gray.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Online, on demand


Fulfillment Fund's Leadership Council 6th annual...
The Taste of Summer 2017

Fullfillment Fund logo

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Victorian
2640 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

For information visit fulfillment.org/tasteofsummer.


American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA)Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design LA 2017


For the 13th year, Barbara Lazaroff was emcee the presention of the annual Restaurant Design Awards. The awards ceremony followed a panel discussion with the award finalists.

These Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge awards, honor excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges, and nightclubs. The awards recognize both Jury winners, as well as People’s Choice winners, which are voted on by the general public.

Dwell 2016

LA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Friday June 23, 2017
4:00 p.m.

Here's Barbara having some fun at last year's Dwell.

31st Annual
Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon

NAWBO-LA 2017 logoA long-time supporter and participant in NAWBO-LA, Barbara has purchased a table and will be there as usual, with 9 fellow entrepreneurial friends.

With more than 1,000 women business owners, community leaders, media, and dignitaries in attendance, this luncheon is one of the largest and most anticipated business events in Los Angeles. This Awards Luncheon — The Power of Inspiration — pays tribute to top achievers among business leaders who have established a legacy of entrepreneurial excellence and contributed significantly to the community.

NAWBO-LA's mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power by: strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective changes in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers.

Friday, June 16, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshile Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

To learn more visit nawbolaluncheon2017.splashthat.com.
For information about NAWBO-LA visit nawbo.org/los-angeles.


Women Chefs & Restaurateurs logoWCR — Women Chefs & Restauranteurs National Conference
24th Annual WCR Conference

Learn and Grow with the Great Women of the Culinary World Renowned chefs, television personalities, authors, restaurateurs and culinary experts get together each year to share their knowledge and experience during this National Conference.

SWCR 2017aturday, May 6, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017

W Hotel Seattle
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

For information see womenchefs.org/wcr-conference at WomenChefs.org.

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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