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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

Hotel Bel Air logoNew Year Celebrations at Hotel Bel-Air

Count down to 2018 in style with our special menus for New Year or start the new year in style on New Year's Day. All menus reflect the healthy California lifestyle and showcase the best of California’s wonderful fresh ingredients.

  • New Year’s Eve — December 31, 2017
    • Brunch — $125pp
    • Dinner
      • 1st seating, a la carte
      • 2nd seating, $225pp, 5-course tasting menu with champagne at midnight and party favors (music on the terrace with dance floor)
  • New Year’s Day — Monday, January 1, 2017
    • Brunch — $125pp

You'll find info on this page and a convenient pdf of each menu under the Holiday Menus heading.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077


Chinois logoThis New Year's Eve it's...
Top Hats & Tiaras
Vintage Hollywood Glamour
at Chinois on Main

Along with the incredible cuisine, there will be a DJ throughout the night, plus stunning decorations and party favors. The second seating  will also feature fabulous live performances

Some say, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend & Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but we’ll let you be the judge as our special guest boop boop be doops for you.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
310 392 3037

Early Seating —  6:00/6:30 - 9:00
Tempura ahi tuna sashimi with fresh uni sauce
Chinois chicken salad
Shanghai lobster with curry sauce & crispy spinach
Grilled Szechuan beef with cilantro shallot sauce
New Year’s sweet treats 

$110 per person (menu only)
(tax, tip & beverage NOT included)

Late Seating —  9:30 - next year
Amuse bouche
Sweet onion and Parmesan soup with a Dungeness crab cake, yuzu lemon sauce
Pan roasted sea bass with marble potatoes & sautéed spinach, wild caper butter sauce
Grilled half Maine lobster tail with forbidden rice, lemongrass lobster sauce
Wagyu rib eye steak with cauliflower puree, warm ponzu sauce
New Year’s Sweet Treats 

$195.00 per person (menu only) (tax, tip & beverage NOT included)


Spago logoNew Year's Eve 2017 at Spago Beverly Hills

SPAGO celebrates New Year's Eve!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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

A special early dinner before your midnight plans or a special late dinner to ring in the New Year with us. This feast is on LA Magazine's list: 10 Celebration-Worthy NYE Dinners at L.A. Restaurants.

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

~ Early Seating: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    3-ourse prix fixe menu with choices for each course.
$135 per person- Sold out but you can join the waitlist.
~ Second Seating: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    3-ourse prix fixe menu with choices for each course. Includes cavier and champagne toast.
$275 per person
~ 1 a.m. breakfast buffet

Information and reservations: SpagoBeverlyHills.tocktix.com.


New Year’s Eve at CUT

Celebrate the holidays at CUT!

December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve Dinner

  • 1st seating, 6-6:45 p.m. — $150pp
  • 2nd seating, 9-9:45 p.m. — $300pp, including champagne toast to ring in the New Year.

CUT Lounge will be open from 5:00-8:00 pm for regular bar service and then shifts into DJ and dancing until the wee hours of 2018.

Reservations begin at 8:00 p.m. and are $75 per guest.

Recent Happenings

Christmas Eve 2017 at Spago Beverly Hills

SPAGO celebrated Christmas Eve with holiday carolers, holiday cheer, and an extensive 3-course "selection" prix fixe menu filled with seasonal choices.

Spago logo$155 per guest (excluding beverage, tax and service). Children in your party are $65 per child (excluding beverage, tax and service).

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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

Information and reservations: SpagoBeverlyHills.tocktix.com.


Christmas at CUT

CUT was open on Christmas Eve to help guests celebrate the holidays!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

  • Open from 5–10 p.m. — 3-course holiday menu for $140pp.
    Highlights include prime cuts such as a 28-day Dry-Aged Bison New York Sirloin with huckleberry compote, a 3-pound Pan-Roasted Maine Lobster, or a Roasted Guinea Hen with black trumpet mushrooms and thyme.
  • CUT Lounge will be open from 5:00-11:00 p.m. for regular service.


Christmas at Hotel Bel-Air

Hotel Bel Air logo

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Wolfgang Puck invites you to celebrate at Hotel Bel Air this holiday season. Gather around with friends and family for festive feasts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and before counting down to 2018 in style with our special menus for New Year.

All menus reflect the healthy California lifestyle and showcase the best of California’s wonderful fresh ingredients.

  • Christmas Eve — Sunday, December 24, 2017
    • Christmas Eve Brunch — $125pp
    • Dinner- $175pp, 4-course pre-fixe menu
  • Christmas Day — Monday, December 25, 2017
    • Brunch — $125pp
    • Dinner — $175pp, 4-course pre-fixe menu

You'll find info on this page and a convenient pdf of each menu under the Holiday Menus heading.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077


Meet the RenWomen: Barbara Lazaroff

Dale Griffiths Stamos hosts the RenWomen podcast creating interesting and helpful interviews with modern Renaissance women from her book RenWomen, and other amazing RenWomen she's been meeting. Wonder if you're a RenWoman or what you can learn from them? Have a listen.


Barbara Lazaroff is featured in the book — and in this episode, she discussed her life as a highly regarded restaurateur, interior designer, producer, published author, celebrated philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and mother of two sons.

Thursday, November 30, 20017

Listen to the Barbara Lazaroff RenWomen podcast from the podcast site
hear the Barbara Lazaroff RenWomen podcast at iTunes.

If you miss this or any other episode of the RenWomen podcast at the given time, you can hear them on demand as well.


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.


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.


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

Information at 360karma.com/live-love-thrive-conference.

Barbara Lazaroff on the She Tank panel


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.

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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