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Past Events 2014 and 2015

 

Citymeals on Wheels logo

Citymeals On Wheels
29th annual power lunch for women

The Citymeals Power Lunch for Women is a don't miss appointment in many of New York City’s leading women in business, art, politics, entertainment, etc. And this excellent networking is for a great cause as well. Citymeals-on-Wheels provides home-delivered meals to New York’s homebound elderly. Barbara, a native of New York, rarely misses the opportunity to be there and is looking forward to being there this year.

CityMeals2015Honoring Citymeals Board Member
Yusi Gonzalez-Gurrera, co-owner of Citarella
Emcee Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host CBS This Morning

November 20, 2015
11:45 a.m.

The Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Avenue
NYC, NY

To learn more about this year's lunch, visit this page and to learn more about the organization and it's services you can always visit citymeals.org.

 

ShebaFriends of Sheba Medical Center
45th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Friends of Sheba Medical Center is the U.S. organization that supports Sheba Medical Center in Israel—the largest and most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the Middle East. Barbara is a board member and does her best to attend this event.

What makes a Hero? Honoring Our Heroes
Emcee, Jason Alexander with Celebrity guests and entertainment

Sunday, November 15
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For information about this even, go to this page.
For info about the organization, please visit FriendsOfSheba.org.

 

Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai Supper Club

For over 50 years Women’s Guild has been bringing hope to patients. The women of the Guild have inspired innovation at Cedars-Sinai and raised more than $40 million to support clinical and scientific advances.

This year the gala honors:
Judy and Bernard Briskin
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

csSaturday, November 14, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For more information, please visit womensguildcs.org.

 

Zimmer Children's Museum
Discovery Award Dinner

The Discovery Award is presented annually to extraordinary individuals who are leaders in their fields and communities. As a long-time supporter of the Zimmer Children's Museum, Barbara rarely misses this event.

Zimmer logo

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30 p.m.

The Globe Theatre
Universal Studios
Universal City, CA

You can learn more at Gala.ZimmerMuseum.org/about-the-dinner.

 

27th Annual HD Platinum
Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards

Hospitality Design magazine annually awards industry leaders—designers, architects, hoteliers, restaurateurs—with the Platinum Circle designation.

This year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of HBA as a new crop of deserving inductees are welcomed. As usual, Barabara will be there to help celebrate and honor the new inductees.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Conrad Hotel
102 North End Ave New York, New York 10282

For event info visit HDPlatinumCircle.com.
To learn more about Hospitality Design visit HospitalityDesign.com

 

NEWH International
Gold Key Awards Ceremony

Members of NEWH, Inc. are professionals actively engaged in development, management/ operations, architecture, communications, design, distribution, education, manufacturing, production, purchasing, and sales of the Hospitality, Foodservice, Senior Living and related industries.

Barbara will be there as her friend Deborah Herman receives the NEWH International Icon of Industry award.

Monday, November 9, 2015
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Waldrof Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York City, NY 10022

For more information about NewH and the awards, please visit NEWH.org.

 

Beverly Hills Police Officers Association
2015 Black & White Gala

Did you know that a Law Enforcement Officer dies in the line of duty an average of every 58 hours, that tragically killed in the line of duty increased 24% between 2013 and 2014, and that in 2014, more Officers were killed in California than in any other state. Police Officers have a lifespan of 10 years less than the average male in the United States.

This is why, althought Barbara can't be at this gala, she doesn't hesitate to donate to her local police organization and shares this organiation and event with you.

November 2, 2015

You can learn more about the 2015 gala at bhpoa.org/black-and-white-gala-information.
You can always learn more about the association at bhpoa.org.

 

L.A. Museum of the Holocaust logoL.A. Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)
2015 Gala Dinner
The legacy of Woman in Gold

Join in recognizing three distinguished community leaders, in honoring the legacy of the recovered art, and in supporting future generations who carry forward Survivors' message of continuity and hope.

Why Woman in Gold?
In 2006, with courage and determination, Randy Schoenberg (recipient of this year’s LAMOTH Legacy and Leadership Award) lead a legal battle on behalf of Maria Altmann that resulted in the extraordinary recovery of her family's art. This included the return of a 1907 gold leaf painting by Gustav Klimt known as The Woman in Gold — a painting of Maria Altmann's aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer. 

Honoring E. Randol Schoenberg, Richard Jones, and Stacey Janks Jasper

Barbara regrets she won't be able to attend as she must be in NY. However, as a museum supporter and in appreciation of art, she'd like you to know about this event and museum.

November 1, 2015

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

To learn about the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust and this event, please visit LAMOTH.org.

 

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WestEdge Design Fair

Invited to bring her "extraordinary background designing restaurants" to a panel called Kitchens for Entertaining: Get the Essential Mix for the Consummate Party Experience, Barbara will be speaking at the WestEdge Design Fair. Barbara will share her "dream list for the consummate functional/elegant kitchen experience that results in the ultimate entertaining experience."

The entire Design Fair is four days, 10,000+ design enthusiasts networking with design industry insiders, seeing the latest in modern design, engaging in panel discussions, and shopping from over 150 exhibiting brands.

  WestEdge

Friday, October 23, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

WestEdge Design Fair runs from October 22 - 25.
For info about Barbara's panel, please visit WestEdgeDesignFair.com/panels-seminars-2015/
To learn hours and full show details, visit WestedgeDesignFair.com

#WestEdge
@WestEdgeDesign

 

Eagle-and-Badge -oundation-logo2015 Eagle & Badge Gala
In the Line of Duty Awards

Funds raised by this event benefit the Eagle & Badge Foundation.

The Eagle and Badge Foundation provides assistance to current, retired and fallen in the Line of Duty LAPD employees and their families in time of critical need. It also provides help for children in the communities served by LAPD.

Featuring:
Master of Ceremonies:
Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight
Special Guest Performance: The Tenors

Black Tie Optional

Sunday, October 17, 2015
5:30 p.m. Red Carpet, Hosted Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Gourmet Dinner
Awards and Entertainment

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

To learn about the Eagle and Badge Foundation and this gala, please visit EagleAndBadgeFoundation.com.
For more information, please call 818-994-4661.

 

21st Annual
Fulfillment Fund Stars Gala

The Fulfillment Fund makes college a reality for students in educationally/economically under-resourced communities. This starts by opening young people’s eyes to the possibility of higher education through classroom instruction, mentoring, one-on-one college counseling and experiential learning.

Honoring film and TV Producer Mark Gordon who will be recognized with the Tom Sherak Award.

Business AttireFulfillment Fund logo

Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:30 p.m. cocktails
7:30 p.m. dinner
Live Auction and Entertainment

Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit fulfillment.org/stars.

 

The Magnolia Council' logoThe Magnolia Council's
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
2015 Spirit of Hope Luncheon & Boutique

The Magnolia Council develops and fosters Tower Cancer Research Foundation, its mission, and activities. Funds from this annual luncheon benefit the Tower Cancer Research Fund and their many cutting edge research trials.

Barbara will be there to enjoy the program and her fellow attendee supporters as she continues her support of the foundation and its work.

Monday, October 12, 2015
10 a.m. - noon: Boutique
Noon: Luncheon & Program

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

For more information please visit the Magnolia Council page at TowerCancerFoundation.org
or call their office at (310) 299-8470.

 

Les Girls logo

The 15th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Les Girls 15 Cabaret

Each year, the Les Girls cabaret is held to benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC). Attendees have a blast enjoying the sexy wit for a great cause. Barbara always does and will be there again.

Honoree: Joyce Brandman

Scheduled to Appear
Bryan Batt, Emily Bergl, Chaz Bono, Barrett Foa,
Peri Gilpin, Chris Gorham, Harriet Harris, Josh Lawson,
Eric McCormack, Andrea Navedo, Ana Ortiz, June Diane Raphael, Brit Shaw,
Abigail Spencer, Tracie Thoms, and Steven Weber

Sunday, October 11, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction
7:30 p.m. Cabaret

Avalon Hollywood
1735 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

For more information and to learn about donating to the auction, please visit this page at breastcancerdeadline2020.

 

rememberingpavarotti

Remembering Pavarotti - Concert & Gala

Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli and renowned soprano Renée Fleming headlined this gala concert celebrating the life and legacy of Luciano Pavarotti, the most outstanding tenor of his day. Pavarotti died tragically of pancreatic cancer.

Barbara and her guest thoroughly enjoyed this special concert and gala dinner with the added benefit of knowing that proceeds from this gala go to support of pancreatic cancer research at the Salk Institute.

Barbara Lazaroff and guest at Remembering PavarottiImmediately following the concert, supporters enjoyed a VIP gala dinner chaired by Goldie Hawn, Steve Kaplan and Ogden Phipps, III.

September 25, 2015
Concert 6:30 p.m.
Gala Dinner followed

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The Music Center
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, C 90012

For more information please visit RememberingPavarotti.org.

 

logo of American Friends of the Hebrew UniversityThe Bel Air Affaire 2015: Music Beneath the Stars

This year’s annual summer fundraising event in support of scholarships for Hebrew University students will be an exclusive can’t-miss musical experience. You are invited to join this enchanted evening in support of scholarships for students at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Guests enjoyed a theatrical performance from the LA Opera performing opera’s most celebrated classics and Broadway’s favorite melodies.

Barbara Lazaroff The eveni includes the presentation of
The Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award to Albert Sweet.
Generously supported by Brindell Gottlieb.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Entertainmentat 7:30 p.m.

At a private home
Beverly Hills, CA

For more information please visit this page at afhu.org. For information and reservations please call (310) 843-3100 or email ecohen@afhu.org.

 

Kindred Spirits logo 20158th Annual
Kindred Spirits

Each year Kindred Spirits, a l world-class concert event conducted by Dr. Noreen Green, is held to benefit a different worthy cause. Seven years, seven charities endowed!

The 2015 beneficiary is Augie's Quest, an organization seeking a cure for ALS.

John Ondrasik will be joined by theatre and stage stars, Lizzie Weiss and Ilan Davidson, along with the KindredSPIRITS Orchestra and Gospel Choir.

Sunday, June 14, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Saban Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA

(Private bus transportation available)

For more information, to buy tickets, and for sponsorship opportunites please visit KindredSpirits.org.

 

LAFD Foundation logoLA Fire Department Foundation presents
Fahrenheit 2015

All day, every day, the firefighters and paramedics of the Los Angeles Fire Department — committed to our safety — must be prepared for anything. Building and brush fires, car accidents and medical emergencies.
LA is a city of 4 million people, so when the department responded to more than 750,000 calls for help last year, units rolled out every 36 seconds!

The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation is the LAFD’s primary source for private financial support. So this year more than 600 guests are expected at Fahrenheit 2015 as they gather to honor honor Loreen Arbus and Queen Latifah

Dressy, Casual
Valet Parking

Saturaday, June 6, 2015

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception featuring
LAFD Exhibits, Demos, and a Silent Auction
8:00 p.m. – Dinner, Program and Entertainment

Los Angeles Fire Department Disaster Preparedness Unit
5101 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA

You can learn about this event at SupportLAFD.org/news/ and we invite you to visit SupportLAFD.org any time.

 

logoNAWBO-LA's
29th Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon

Barbara is a long-time member and supporter of this great group that is dedicated to helping women grow in leadership and business skills across all industries. As always, she has a table there!NAWBO-2015

Friday, June 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Power Panel, the panel discussion with the honorees at 2:30 p.m.

JW Marriott Los Angeles
L.A. LIVE
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

For complete info and to buy tickets, visit nawbola.org/events/nawbo-las-29th-annual-leadership-and-legacy-awards-luncheon.

 

Rachel's Society benefitting
Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF)
Presents...

The American premiere of O My God, by Anat Gov, starring American/Israeli actor Mike Burstyn, recipient of multiple Israeli "Oscars" and DInner at Pat's Restaurant.

Rachel’s Society focuses on women’s cancer awareness and research.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Show at:
The Pico Playhouse
10508 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

To learn more about ICRF, please call the ICRF office at 310-274-2400 or visit ICRFonline.org.
To learn move about Rachel's Society, visit ICRFonline.org/rachels-society

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
Future Fund Scholarship Luncheon

BBBS logoSherry Lansing and Sarah Purcell, Co-Founders of the Greater Los Angeles Future Fund Scholarship Endowment invite supporters of this excellent program to attend the 22nd Annual Future Fund Scholarship Luncheon.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles changes Los Angeles communities by changing the lives of LA's children.

The Big Sisters of Los Angeles Future Fund was founded in 1993 by Sherry Lansing and Sarah Purcell. The supporters of this Future Fund Endowment are men, women and foundations representing many different professions and industries, including entertainment, publishing, fashion and law, who are committed to securing that the agency has a solid financial future.

The Future Fund Endowment provides scholarships for BBBS graduating mentees (Little Sisters) pursuing higher education, as well as a sound financial foundation through the income from the endowment for the continuation of the agency’s programs and Big Sister/Little Sister matches.

Sunday, May 31, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

at a Private Home in Beverly Hills

You can learn about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles at BBBSLA.org.

 

American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA)
Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design LA 2015logo

Barbara Lazaroff is the annual emcee to present these awards, which 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.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
4:30 p.m.

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

For more info visit DwellOnDesign.com/events/aiala-restaurant-design-awards-1.
The awards are on part of a three day event Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 30.
Information and the full schedule was at DwellOnDesign.com/schedule.

 

Zimmer Children's Museum ZImmer
Women's Leadership Council's

2015 Women of Impact Luncheon

A celebration of mothers, daughters, and friends.

Guest Speaker
Shivani Siroya, Founder and CEO, InVenture, which helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets access credit through mobile technology, was ranked one of the top ten most innovative companies in money in 2015 by Fast Company.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
11:00 a.m. Boutique
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Program

This luncheon is being held at a private home

Prior to the event you can find the ticket and donation info here. You can always learn about the Zimmer Children's Museum at ZimmerMuseum.org.

 

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Cedars Sinai Medical Center's
The Help Hand of Los Angeles
86th Mother of the Year Luncheon

Barbara was there to help celebrate as Mother of the Year awards were presented to Joyce Powell and her daughters Linda, Nancy and Debbie as well as to actress, producer, and talk show host Ricki Lake at this Annual Mother's Day Luncheon for Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Monday, May 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. Luxury Boutique
11:30 a.m. Lunch

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshile Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

More information is available from Matthew.Karimi-Pouia@cshs.org.

 

Aviva Family and Children’s Services
Centennial Gala — The A Gala

Barbara is a long-time supporter of Aviva and, as always, looked forward to attending this centennial celebration which featured multi-platinum singer-songwriter, poet and actress Jewel as a special musical guest.

About Jewel's special performance, Barbara said this:

Barbara Lazaroff  and JewelI don't often say I am a fan but I can say it about Jewel. Yes, she has the most fabulous voice, but hearing her life story, learning that she has truly triumphed over a rough home, then homelessness.... Her experiences connect so profoundly with the mission of AVIVA. I will ALWAYS remember her words, delivered with heart, humor and an authenticity that is often missing in so many today whether they are "celebs" are not. This woman is real!

The gala also honored Co-Founders of Platinum Associates Robin Broidy, Susan Casden and Linda May with Legacy Award; and Relativity with Corporate Responsibility Award.

Aviva Family and Children’s Services is a non-sectarian, nonprofit, social service and mental health agency with a mission to provide a comprehensive range of diverse and culturally sensitive therapeutic and educational programs help at-risk, emotionally distressed, abused, and neglected youth – as well as their families – function more effectively as individuals and within the family and community.

Cocktail attire

Friday, May 9, 2015
6:00 p.m.Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner, Awards & Entertainment

Four Seasons Hotel
300 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA

You can learn about Aviva at AvivaCenter.org.

 

13th Annual
Tower of Hope Gala

Each year some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and industry icons, as well as 600+ distinguished guests, residents, and physicians gather at this Tower Cancer Research Foundation gala as they move forward in their mission of Hope, Healing, and Humanity in the fight against cancer are honored.

Barbara was there in support as this years' honors went to:
James R. Belardi — the Hope Award,
Kenneth W. Adashek, MD, FACS — the Healing Award, and
Skechers — the Humanity Award for Community Impact

The Tower of Hope Gala gathers some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and industry icons, as well as 600+ distinguished guests, residents, and physicians.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
5:30 p.m. - to 8:30 p.m.

Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Information is available at TowerCancer.org/about-us/tcrf-events/234-tower-of-hope-gala-may-6-2015
For questions or to purchase tickets/sponsorship please contact Brooke@towercancer.org

 

American Friends of
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Western Region

An Evening of Tribute

An elegant reception celebrating the dedication and achievements of our illustrious leaders and supporters of AFHU’s mission on behalf of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Guest speakers for this evening of tribute were the Honorable David Siegle whio is Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles and Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, the President of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

AFHU logoBusiness Attire

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Hillcrest Country Club
10,000 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

You can find more information about this evening at afhu.org/events/western-region-2015-evening-of-tribute

 

James Beard award 25th Annual JBF Awards
James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards Gala

Restaurant and Chef award semifinalists will be announced on February 18, on the JamesBeard.org blog. The final nominees for all Awards categories will be announced March 24 at the James Beard House in New York City.
Then comes this James Beard Awards Awards Gala & Reception, a formal Black Tie event held for the first time in Chicago rather than NY.

Monday, May 4, 2015
8 p.m. - midnight

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

Information is available at JamesBeard.org.

 

WCR logoWomen Chefs & Restaurateurs
WCR National Conference 2015

Panel Discussions, Classes, Workshops, and Offsite Tours. Numerous chefs, television personalities, authors, restaurateurs and culinary experts shared their knowledge and experiences. Among them, new President Elizabeth Falkner.

Saturday - Monday, April 18 - 21, 2015

The Millennium Broadway Hotel
145 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

For more information, please visit WomenChefs.org/wcr-conference.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
Accessories for Success Lunch and Fashion ShowBigBroBigSis

As a long-time suporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Barbara enjoys this supportive event. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles builds a positive future for the people of LA.

Friday, April 17, 2015
10:30 a.m. Luxury Boutiques
Noon Luncheon and Award Presentations

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

For tickets and information contact Sarah Bennett at 213-213-2410

 

Seder

Spago's 31st Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon,
A Jewish Response To Hunger


For the 31st time, Barbara hosted a second night Seder at Spago— to the largest group ever!

Over 200 guests of all faiths attended, dined, and participated in a traditional Jewish Passover Seder with a gourmet twist.

Saturady, April 4, 2015
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Seating 5:30 p.m.

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

 

14th Hospitality Design Summit

Hospitality Design Summit is the industry's leadership think tank. Its only networking conference — designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily and to provide the big ideas the need to stay ahead of the competition. Every year presents new thinking from top global thought-leaders, academicians, researchers, authors, innovators, inventors, and strategists. All in a resort atmosphere that focuses on idea gathering, raw networking, and relationship building. HD Summit logo

Wednesday - Friday, March 4-6, 2015

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive,
Dana Point, CA 92629
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For questions, please visit HDsummit.com or email HDsummit@EmeraldExpo.com.

 

87th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars

Continuing a traditon, Barbara Lazaroff attended this year’s Academy Awards which were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Following the Oscars Barbara and approximately 1,500 select guests enjoyed the Governor’s Ball Dinner & Dance, which, for the 21st year was treated to a special menu by Chef Wolfgang Puck and his W. P. Catering Company.

Here's Barbara in her Beverly Hills home ready to depart for the Academy Awards. Later, at the party, Barbara visited with Spago Beverly Hills’ Executive Pasty Chef, Della Gossett, who, with her team, prepared the sumptuous sweets and desserts being served at the Governor’s Ball. Barbara also enjoyed time with J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash) and his wife Michelle Schumacher as they celebrated his first Oscar win during the Governor’s Ball.

In other Oscar Party happenings Vanity Fair hosted their own private Oscar Viewing Party held at Chef Puck & Ms. Lazaroff’s restaurant, Spago Beverly Hills.

Barbara Lazaroff at 2015 Academy Awards and partySunday, February 22, 2015

Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

 

 

Red carpet opening of
White Rabbit — a new film
      by Barbara's new production company

Barbara and associate Jordan Roberts celebrated the launch of their new production company, in conjunction with the red carpet opening of their star-studded feature film, “White Rabbit.”

Cast includes:
    ~ Britt Robertson (Cake, Tomorrowland)
    ~ Nick Krause (Boyhood, The Descendents)
    ~ Sam Trammell (True Blood, The Fault In Our Stars)
    ~ Ryan Lee (Super 8, This is 40)

White Rabbit is about a high school shooter in the making and the devastating effects of teen bullying. It seems that every time you turn on the news, there’s another story about someone who eventually snapped after years of bullying. We hope that “White Rabbit” will be a catalyst to opening up a dialogue about an issue that affects us all.

White Rabbit movie poster

White Rabbit "We've announced our new production company, Filmanthropic, where we will create socially conscious, mainstream movies and television AND generate funds and awareness for their causes.

Filmanthropic and Breaking Glass Pictures are hosting “White Rabbit” Screenings/Fundraisers in a 10-City Bullying Prevention Tour.
Those proceeds will benefit: Variety the Children’s Charity and specific anti-bullying charities.

This is a great cause to get in front of…. and Filmanthropic’s business model is to attach cause to everything we produce!"
~Barbara Lazaroff & Jordan Roberts

Friday, February 13, 2015

Laemmle Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA

6:15 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
7:30 p.m. Screening

We invite you to watch White Rabbit's 5 minute trailer on Vimeo.

 

 

Chinese New Year at Chinois On Main

Guests at Chinois enjoyed a special menu as they celebrated the coming of the Year of the Ram.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

You can alway learn about Chinois by calling 310-392-9025.

 

New Year’s Eve at Spago Beverly Hills

Spago's first seating was designed for those who plan on celebrating the New Year Holiday elsewhere.The later seating took guests into the New Year with champagne, a DJ and dancing. There was also a 1a.m. breakfast.

Spago logoWednesday, December 31, 2014

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

~ First Seating: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Special New Year's menu with ala carte pricin
~ Second Seating: 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    3-course menu loaded with options, and a glass of champagne, $275 per person
~ 1 a.m. breakfast buffet
Does not include tax, beverage or gratuity.

For information and reservations you can always call Ellen Farentino at 310-385-0880.

 

New Year's Eve at Chinois
Moonlight Masquerade

Chinios logoThe theme at Chinois this New Year's Eve as we rang in 2015 was Moonlight Masquerade. The food, as usual, was amazing.

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA

First Seating: 6:00-6:30 p.m. until 8:30-8:45 p.m.
$100.00 per person. Menu only.

Second seating: 9:00 p.m. until next year!
$195.00 per person. Menu only.

You are always welcom to learn more about Chinois by calling them at 310-392-9025. You can also visit the official Wolfgang Puck site.

 

Spago logoSpago Beverly Hills' Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Spago Beverly HIlls featured Gospel Style Carolers and a 3-course menu loaded with options.

December 24, 2014
Carolers: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$145 per person.

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

Reservations must be made in advance. Call Ellen Farentino at 310-385-0880.

 

City Meals Lunch

28th Annual
Citymeals-on-Wheels Power Lunch for Women

Over 400 women and a few great men attended this annual event raising $1.26 million for Citymeals-on-Wheels. Journalists, government officials, actors, doctors, business leaders, members of the culinary community and more gathered and honored Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, and Patricia Wexler, M.D., acclaimed dermatologist and Citymeals Board Member.

November 21, 2014
11:45 a.m. Reception in the Grand Foyer followed by lunch in Grand Ballroom

The Plaza Hotel
768 5th Avenue New York, NY 10019

For information please call (212) 687-1290.

 

Friends of ShebaFriends of Sheba Medical Center
Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon
25th Anniversary


Friends of Sheba Medical Center is the U.S. organization that supports Sheba Medical Center in Israel—the largest and most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the Middle East.

November 12, 2014

For information about the organization and its work, please visit ShebaMed.org.

 

26th Annual HD Platinum
Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards

For 26 years, Hospitality Design magazine has awarded industry leaders—designers, architects, hoteliers, restaurateurs—with the Platinum Circle designation. This year's inductees were a legendary architect, a pioneer of luxury hotels and resorts, a brilliant interior designer, and one of the country’s most influential restaurateurs. Being honored was an innovative design firm reaching a milestone anniversary. A night not to miss — and Barbara didn't.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Conrad Hotel
102 North End Ave New York, New York 10282

For event info visit HDPlatinumCircle.com.
To learn more about Hospitality Design visit HospitalityDesign.com

 

Women's Guild Cedars-SinaiCedars Women's Guild logo
Women’s Guild Gala

Since 1957, the Women’s Guild has been dedicated to supporting Cedars-Sinai. The Women's Guild supports patient care, vital medical programs and equipment, biomedical research, and education.

This event honored Bruce L. Gewertz, MD with the Medical Visionary Award and Fay & Frank Mancuso with the Hollywood Icon Award. It featured Arturo Sandoval and his Big Band with Monica Mancini. Special Guests were Andy Garcia and Joe Mantegna.

Cocktail Attire

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner, Awards, and Entertainment

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills. CA

Ticket and sponsorship information at WomensGuildCS.org.

 

Fulfillment Fund
20th Anniversary Annual Stars GalaFulfillment Fund logos

For 37 years, the Fulfillment Fund has been making college a reality for students in educationally/economically under-resourced communities.

This starts by opening young people’s eyes to the possibility of higher education through classroom instruction, mentoring, one-on-one college counseling and experiential learning. Fulfillment Fund is based on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and invites you to come to an Open House Tour. And, of course, to help support them in any way, including this Annual Stars Gala.

Ryan Kavanaugh, Founder and CEO of Relativity Media received the Tom Sherak Award. Charles Fox received the Founders Award.

It was hosted by John Oliver and featured Special Guest Kathy Griffin and a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson.

Business Attire

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:30 p.m. cocktails
7:30 p.m. dinner
Live Auction and Entertainment

Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit fulfillment.org/stars.

 

Magnolia Council 2014

The Magnolia Council's
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
2014 Spirit of Hope Luncheon & Boutique

Attendees gathered to honor Dr. R. Kendrick Slate and the nurses of Cedars-Sinai Tower Hematology Oncology Medial Group. The Magnolia Council develops and fosters Tower Cancer Research Foundation, its mission, and activities. Funds from this annual luncheon benefit the Tower Cancer Research Fund and their many cutting edge research trials.

Monday, October 13, 2014
10 a.m. - noon: Boutique
Noon: Luncheon Program & Opportunity Drawing

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

For more information please visit this Magnolia Council page at TowerCancerFoundation.org or call their office at (310) 299-8470.

 

14th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Benefitting the National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) never fails to delight and entertain at this "sexy, witty and fun" event, in support of NBCC's mission to end breast cancer by 2020.
Once again, Barbara and her friends enjoyed the fun of this event.

October 7, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Avalon Hollywood
Los Angeles

Information at breastcancerdeadline2020.org/donate/fundraising-events

 

Phil Blazer'sPhil Blazer 50
50 years of Jewish Broadcasting
& Positive Activism

The Jewish Life Foundation presented this special event to celebrate Phl Blazer, who reminds us that one person can make a difference. Phil Blazer started in radio when, along with Wolfman Jack (Bob Smith), he launched the first rhythm and blues radio station in the Twin Cities back in 1965. In 1973 he created the National and Los Angeles Jewish News. In 1977, he lauched his television program. JLTV — America’s 24-hour Jewish television network, was founded in 2006 and is currently available in over 42 million homes across all 50 states and Canada.

Sunday, September 21 2014
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

JLTV Studios
Encino, CA 91436

Business Attire
Jewish Dietary Laws Observed
Hosted Parking

To learn more about JLTV, please visit JLTV.tv or call 818-786-4000..

 

Brent Shapio foundationThe Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol And Drug Awareness
The Summer Spectacular Under the Starts


The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol And Drug Awareness presented this spectacular fundraiser hosted by Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood. Barbara wasn't be able to attend due to the time conflct with The Bel Air Affaire but continues to support the organization.

Dinner by WP Catering.
Wine by Rarry Ruvo & Southern Wines and Spirits.
Entertianment by David Foster's new discovery, Brenna Whitaker.
Performance by Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars.

Honoring Jack Osbourne.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
6:30 p.m.

Black & White & Red Cocktail Attire Under The Stars
at a Glamorous New Private Estate

To learn more about the Brent Shapiro Foundation and this event, or to learn how you can support this cause, please visit BrentShapiro.org, or follow on Twitter using @BrentShapiroOrg.

 

BelAir2014

The Bel Air Affaire 2014
ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION

Barbara attended (and was on the dinner committee for) this scholarship-supporting event — an extraordinary architectural experience and a captivating evening showcasing a stunning collaboration of design, art, cuisine and entertainment.

Honoring with Pride and Admiration, Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award Recipients
Bari & Steven Good and Ronda & Barry Lippman.
As always, the prceeds from this event went to scholarships for students at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

September 13, 2014
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

For more information please visit afhu.org/events/belairaffaire2014

 

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

Barbara Lazaroff was again asked to present these awards, which 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.

The awards followed Behind Great Restaurant Design, an onstage presentation featuring the finalists and judges in conversation.

Friday, June 20, 2014
3:30 p.m.

LA Convention Center
GE Monogram Innovation Stage
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

The awards are on part of a three day event. Information and the full schedule, which runs Friday through Sunday, was at t DwellOnDesign.com/schedule.

 

Kindred Spirits 2014

Kindred Spirits Concert 2014
benefitting Save a Child's Heart

Kindred Spirits is a non-profit humitarian organization that inspires and educates diverse communities to support its global partners in their efforts to heal the world.

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease and to create centers of competence in these countries.

Saturday, June 14, 2014Save A Child's Heart logo
8:00 p.m.

The Saban Theater
Beverly Hills, CA

More info at KindredSpirits.org.

 

BBBS logoBig Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles'
21st Annual Future Fund Luncheon

Barbara attended, as she does every year, as she does in her continued support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, to help celebrate our 2014 scholarship recipient “Littles” and recognize their “Bigs,” who serve as mentors to help place their mentees on a path toward healthy and productive lives. It's always uplifting and inspiring to see first-hand, the power of the human spirit and the amazing effect mentoring can have on a young woman’s life.

Sunday, June 1, 2014
11:00 a.m.
At a private home

 

NAWBO-LA logoNAWBO-LA
28th Annual Women's Business Conference
Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon
Women Rising

A full day of seminars that address varoius matters of business. Last year Barbara was honored with NAWBO-LA's Legacy Award for a lifetime in philanthropy. This year something new for her, an exhibit booth for one of her own new enterpirses, her Flame of Life dinnerware. #WOMENRISING

Wednesday, May 28 2014
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90015

Learn more about the conference here and follow this link to the official Agenda.

 

American Cancer Society
100th Birthday Ball

Barbara is a long-time supporter of the American Cancer Society.
This special black-tie celebration is an exciting evening filled with an elegant dinner, entertainment, a spectacular auction, and much more!

May 17, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For information visit this page at Cancer.org.

 

HD Expo - Las Vegas

Called the ultimate connector to the hospitality industry, by Hospitality Design, the HD Expo is dedicated to bringing the interior design industry, architects, owners/operators, developers, specifiers and purchasers the best available resources for their projects.

HD Expo logoWednesday, May 14 - Friday, May 16, 2014

Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd, South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

For information please visit HDexpo.com.

 

James Beard Foundation AwardsBL
Sounds of the City

The James Beard Foundation Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and continue to emphasize the Foundation’s mission — to celebrate, preserve, and nurture America’s culinary heritage and diversity.

Music and food share a special bond in our culture so the 2014 Awards explored the enduring relationship between them. From the “must-play” soundtrack in the kitchen to the decision of what music to play in the dining room, music is an essential part of the dining experience. This Gala celebrated how each inspires and enriches the unique flavor of cities across the US.

This year Barbara was also helping celebrate Sherry Yard, long-time Spago Hollywood/Spago Beverly Hills pastry chef being inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.

Black-tie attire

Monday, May 5, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.
Gala Reception immediately follows

The David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
West 63rd Street at Columbus Avenue, New York City

Information can be found at JamesBeard.org.

 

Spago's 30th Annual SederSeder 2014 at Spago
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger


Guests of all backgrounds enjoyed an exceptional Seder as they dined on an amazing traditional Seder menu prepared by Spago's excellent chefs. Spago was again transformed by special Passover decor by CR&A Custom Banners.

Barbara started this tradition at the original Spago Hollywood to bring the Jewish community together on this special holiday, as well as share it with those of different faiths. "I believe that if we all share our traditions, myths are dispelled and communication is sparked, leading to better understanding and tolerance for all cultures."

Officiated by:
Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and Cantor Ruti Briar - University Synagogue

Menu:
Spago’s Famous Wood Oven Baked Shallot & Thyme Matzo

Gefilte Fish of Whitefish, Pike and Carp with Fresh Herbs & Spices, Homemade Red & White Horseradish Chopped Chicken Liver

Spago Chicken & Vegetable Soup with Judy Gethers’ Matzo Balls

Roasted Loch Duart Salmon with Ginger-Almond Crust
&
Braised Beef Short Rib “Flanken”

Vegetable Ratatouille & Carrot Purée

Coconut Macaroons • Assorted French Macaroons • Chocolate Chip Chewy Meringues • Flourless Chocolate cake bites with Raspberries and Caramelized cocoa nibs • Cream Puffs with Tahitian vanilla cream and Caramel • Matzoh Toffee Crunch • White Chocolate mascarpone cream, Strawberry Sorbet with mixed Berries • Butterscotch Pudding with Caramelized Pineapple • Fromage Blanc Cheesecakes with Lemon and Berries

  • Covenant “Lavan” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2008
  • Covenant “Red C” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2006

Officiated by: Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and Cantor Ruti Briar - University Synagogue, Irvine
We gratefully acknowledge the gracious participation of Rabbi Arnie Rachlis and Cantor Ruti Braier
and the West Los Angeles Children's ChoirSeder 2014

Tuesday, April, 15, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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

$190 for adults $85 for children under nine

Seder-Mazon2013For Seder info and to reserve for 2015, call Ellen Farentino of Spago Beverly Hills at
310-385-0880 or email ellen.farentino@wolfgangpuck.com.

 

BD West logoBoutique Design West Trade Fair
Women Leaders panel

Friday, March 21, 2014
8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

On Thursday evening, Barbara was one of the judges of the NEWH Fashion Challenge, Design in a Box Fashion Event.

On Friday, day two of Boutique Design West Trade Fair, Barbara participated on the Women Leaders in Hospitality panel — a conversational forum for visionary women executives from all sectors of the hospitality industry. Panel participants are designers/architects, owners/investors, vendors and consultants/researchers.

Rather than formal presentations, this was a discussion about issues and trends, challenges and opportunities. It's more like a TED mini-conference than a panel. 14 questions were addressed — and this was just one:
What are the biggest issues hospitality designers, operators and investors will face over the next 24 to 26 months? How are the business strategies to address those issues changing? What are some intriguing micro trends?

Note that the full BD West conference included Thursday, March 20th as well.

Barbara also gave away two of her Flame of Life Dinnerware sets at the conference.

For more information please visit this Conference Agenda page at BoutiqueDesignWest.com.

 

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs      Keeping it green logo
21st Annual National ConferenceWomen Chefs conference 2014
“The Art of Keeping It Green”

Barbara, one of the WCR co-founders headed to downtown Chicago to learn “What’s New in Green” and to brainstorm with peers.

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs is comprised of individuals from numerous areas of the food world, including chefs, restaurateurs, F&B professionals, masters of wines and spirits, mixologists, foodservice and hospitality educators, culinary and baking/pastry students, hotel operators, purchasers, farmers and cheesemongers, plus many more.

This year's theme of green wasn't just for sustainable eco-wise, but financially as well.

Sunday, March 7 - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

InterContinental Magnificent Mile
505 N. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60611

Conference info at WomenChefs.org/conference.
General group info at 877-927-7787 or WomenChefs.org.

 

Children's Burn Foundation
Annual Giving New Hope Benefit

Barbara continues to support the foundation and supported this annual benefit
which honored actor Gary Sinise this year.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
6:00 p.m.

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA

For information please call 818-907-2822.

 

86th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars

First there was The Hollywood Reporter's Oscar Nominee party at Spago Beverly Hills — and then the big night, the Academy Awards presentation in Hollywood. And for the 20th year, after the award presentation Wolfgang Puck catered the official after-party — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Ball. Two hundred chefs took part to make the star studded gala happen.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

Oscars 2014

 

Hospitality Design Summit

Barbara is a regular attendee of this annual summit and again attended this 14th annual event. It is the industry's only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality.

Wednesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 1, 2014

JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Scottsdale, AZ

For more information please visit HDsummit.com.

 

Secret Knock Conference

Greg Reid's Secret Knock is an invite-only gathering of the most powerful and influential leaders of our generation. No Hype, No Sales, No Dream Weavers or Crystal Balls.

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 to Wednesday, February 19, 2014
San Diego, CA

For information please visit SecretKnock.co.

 

Chinese New Year at ChinoisChinoise
Year of the Horse

Chef Rene Mata and the Chinois team cooked up a Stallion’s Feast to celebrate the start of the Year of the Horse.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Light Fire to your life in the Year of the Horse!
Fiery, hard working, successful:
the Horse is known to gallop through life!
Horse years are: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

A Stallion's Feast
Chinese abalone soup of healing and good fortune
Delectable Dim-Sum Delights
seafood shumai. lobster spring rolls,
roasted potato and baked sea bass, Kurobuta pork dumplings
Steamed wild striped bass with succulent lobster fried rice
Peking duck with steamed bao
Charcoal grilled Wagyu rib-eye with long life noodles
Desserts to gallop for

This special menu and celebration sold out days before the celebration. To learn more about this special event and menu, call 310-392-9025. To learn more about Chinois and the regular menu, you can visit the official Wolfgang Puck site.

 

9th Annual Cornell Reception at the
Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)

The Cornell Reception at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) is one of the School of Hotel Administration's principal networking events, attracting over 500 alumni and industry leaders each year. Barbara attended this event, which happened to be held at WP 24. Barbara's son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck, is a student at Cornell in the School of Hotel Administration.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
24th Floor, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Complimentary for Alumni; $100 for non-Alumni

For more information and to register, visit this page.

 

 

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