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

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

visitSome say, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend & Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but our guests were the judge as our special guest boop boop be dooped for them.

Barbara visited to say hello and thank you to General Manager Bella Lantsman and all the fine folks who work so hard to bring us the very best dining. Here she is at Chinois on Main.

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.

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

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.

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

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 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 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

RenWomenDale 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, Barbara Lazaroff discusses 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 — and on demand

Listen to the Barbara Lazaroff RenWomen podcast from the podcast site
or
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.

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 were inducted into this prestigious group for their career achievements.

Honorees: 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

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.

ICRF Gala 2017 — Unlocking Cures

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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.

Honoring:
Bonnie Hunt — Actress, Producer, Writer, Director and former cancer nurse.
and
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.

Live, Love, Thrive Conference2nd 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.

She Tank Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition

She Tank
Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition

Barbara was part of this Investor Panel seeing 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

360karma.com/live-love-thrive-conference is the place to learn more.

Barbara She Tank

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
THE BIG BASH GALABBBS-LA logo

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.

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 of reserve, please visit https://ce.nokidhungry.org/events/los-angeles-no-kid-hungry-dinner.

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

Registration, sponsorship packages and tickets via contact with Adi Hepner, Director of Development at 310-935-0135 or adi at shebamed.org.

For more information please 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 Bel Air Beverly Hills, CA 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

Live

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 by this show's hostess, Catherine Gray. She will have this information for you here shortly.

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 and tickets visit fulfillment.org/tasteofsummer.

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

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For the 13th year, Barbara Lazaroff will emcee the presention of the annual Restaurant Design Awards. The awards ceremony will followi 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.

Barbara at Dwell

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.

NAWBO-LA's
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 pruchase tickets or a sponsorship, visit nawbolaluncheon2017.splashthat.com.
For information about NAWBO-LA visit nawbo.org/los-angeles.

Aviva Family and Children's Services
Private screening of "I Am Jane Doe"

Aviva Lifting You Up

Aviva Family and Children's Services is honored to host a private screening of I am Jane Doe.

I am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the Village Voice.

Narrated by Jessica Chastain, written by Jonathan Alter, Bob Fitzgerald, Jay Manson and Alex Sokolow.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7:00 p.m. Reception and Screening

Creative Artist Agency's CAA Screening Room
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Century City, CA 90067

Casual attire
Complimentary self-parking
Wine and lite bites will be provided.

LA Premiere of "The Girl from the Brothel"

Always concerned about freedoms and women's rights, Barbara attended this special screening/premiere which included Q&A with Director Iiaria Borrelli.

Ilaria Borrelli is a very much respected human rights director who does a lot of good for young girls around the world. In this film, the heroine Mia, a successful photographer, turns her life upside down in ways she never could have dreamed in order to save three young girls she discovered in kidnapped captivity being forced into brothel life. You can watch the trailer here at Vimeo.

Premier of The Girl from the BrothelWednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00 p.m.

UCLA James Bridge Theater
235 Charles E. Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Aviva Lifting You Up

Aviva Family and Children’s Services Annual 'A' Gala

Saturday, May 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner, Awards and Entertainment

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Cocktail Attire
Tickets $500

For information about Aviva, please call 323-904-4400.

Aviva's A Gala 2017

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs logo

WCR — 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.

WCR 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 to
Monday, May 8, 2017

W Hotel Seattle
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

For information and to register, please womenchefs.org/wcr-conference at WomenChefs.org.

James Beard Awards 2017

The James Beard Foundation Awards, aka the Beard Awards, are the food industry’s highest honor. Awards are given in many categories, including chefs and restaurants, books, journalism, broadcast media, and restaurant design and graphics, as well as for lifetime and humanitarian achievements. Time magazine called them “the Oscars of the food world.” The event consists of an Awards ceremony followed by a Gala Reception.

James Beard Awards photos

Monday, May 1, 2017

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

For info see jamesbeard.org/awards.

BBBS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
BBBS Accessories for Success Luncheon,
Schloarship & Awards

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Noon -2:30 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

To learn more about
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
please visit bbbsla.org.

Spago's 33rd Annual Seder benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger


For the 33rd year, Barbara hosted a second night Passover Seder at Spago Beverly Hills. Spago fills with people from varied backgrounds to celebrate the story of Passover and experience a seder with a gourmet twist. Guests say they wait all year for the Spago matzah and macaroons!

As always, the proceeds from this Seder go to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger — a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

Over the years, dinner guests have included many entertainers such as: Rita Moreno, Melissa Manchester, Lainie Kazan, Carol Connors, Max Ehrich and Gregg Sulkin, along with studio heads and directors.

$190.00 per adult and $80.00 per child under the age of nine

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5:30 p.m.

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

For Seder reservations please call Spago’s General Manager, Steve Springer at 310-385-0880.

spago seder

 

Mannequins logo L.A. Mannequins — Assistance League of Los Angeles
Afternoon with Eve 2017

And the 2017 Eve Award goes to... Barbara Lazaroff!

Barbara is being Honored at this year's lunch and designer fashion show with pop-up boutique vendors.

In 1943 the Mannequins Auxiliary combined their experiences and resources from the world of fashion and presented fashion shows to promote the activities of Assistance League® Los Angeles. The Mannequins soon became active in assisting the auxiliaries and other charitable and private organizations with their fundraising efforts by providing and producing fashion shows at their benefits.

Today they support several programs which provide a critical safety net for tens of thousands of impoverished children throughout Los Angeles County. These services include: a fully accredited free-of-charge Pre- School Learning Center; clothing and supplies for underprivileged school children provided through Operation School Bell®; Foster Children's Resource Center; the Hollywood Children's Club; and cultural enrichment for youth from impoverished neighborhoods through its Theatre for Children. These vital services greatly improve the quality of the lives of at-risk children and families in our community.

Thursday March 16, 2017
11 a.m. Social hour
12:30 p.m. Champagne Lunch and Designer Fashion Show

Beverly Hills Hotel
Crystal Ballroom
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For more info visit Mannequinsla.org.

89th Academy Awards - Governors Ball

The Governor’s Ball and Dinner, the official Academy Awards celebration, has been catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering for over two decades.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
5:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Dolby Theater
Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

Barbara Lazaroff at the 2017 Oscars in Hollywood

HD Summit logoHospitality Design Summit
(HD Summit)

Now in its 16th year, this 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.

Wednesday February 15 through February 17 2017

La Cantera Resort
San Antonio, Texas

To learn more please visit HDSummit.com.

Sheba logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center VIP Brunch 2016

Friends of Sheba celebrated the heroes of Israel at our 2016 Gala.

Sheba VIP

Now, we celebrate all of you...
the individuals who support the lifesaving work of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer.

Co-Hosted by
Barbara Lazaroff
and Maytal and Alan Fattal

December 11, 2016
12:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Citymeals on Wheels logo30th Annual
Citymeals On Wheels Power Lunch for Women

Thanks to supporters such as Barbara, 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 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016
11:30 a.m.

The Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY


To learn more please visit citymeals.org.

 

Zimmer logoZimmer Children's Museum
Discovery Award Dinner

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:30 p.m.

The Skirball Cultural Center
Mulholland Drive

For information visit, gala.zimmermuseum.org.

 

28th Annual
Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards — 2016 Platinum Circle Awards Gala

HD Design 2016A celebration to induct another group of luminaries into this prestigious group for their career achievements.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 p.m.

New York City, NY

Dress is black-tie festive.

For more info visit thie page at hospitalitydesign.com.

 

NEWH

The Hospitality Industry Network
36th Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design

NEWH ICON of Industry Gold Key awardBarbara was there to help honor her dear friend Jane Skeeter — founder & owner of UltraGlas in Los Angeles — as she became the 2016 NEWH ICON of INDUSTRY recipient.

The NEWH ICON of Industry award celebrates the leaders of the manufacturing side of hospitality, those who have uniquely impacted the industry through their innovative work, consistently dedicated their time and efforts to community or industry outreach through education and/or corporate giving, and been doing business in hospitality for more than 30 years.

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. EST

Waldrof Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York City, NY 10022

For more information visit NEWH.org.

 

Barbara

Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai Supper Club

Honoring Billy Crystal with the Hollywood Icon Award
Musical Performance by Rita Wilson

Women's Guild

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Bevelry Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For more information, please visit womensguildcs.org.

WestEdge Design Fair

WestEdge Design Fair 2016

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.

Thursday, November 3
through Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Barker Hanger
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

For show details, visit WestedgeDesignFair.com
#WestEdge
@WestEdgeDesign

 

Fullfillment Fund 2016STARS
The 22nd Annual
The Fulfillment Fund’s Annual Benefit Gala

The Fulfillment Fund empowers students through education, transforming individual lives, and creating a ripple effect through the entire community. The fund makes college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically underresourced communities.

Honoring Jeff Shell, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Exclusive party immediately follow in
“The Wizarding of Harry Potter”

Globe Theatre
Universal Studios Hollywood

Business Attire

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit fulfillment.org/stars.
Or contact Levy, Pazanti & Huff (310) 201-5033 ext. 3

 

Friends of Sheba logo

Friends of Sheba Medical Center
46th Annual Gala — 2016
DNA: The Imprint of a Hero

Celebrating those whose heroism is entwined in their DNA.

Celebrity Host: Jason Alexander

Sunday, October 30, 2016
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For more information please visit this FriendsOfSheba.org event page.

 

Les Girls 2016

The 16th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Les Girls 16 Cabaret

The tradition of a witty and fun evening with plenty of song and dance continues. As does Barbara’s support. All to raise funds for supporting the National Breast Cancer Coalition — NBCC.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction
7:00 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.

 

 

Aviva Lifting You UpAviva's 2016 Platinum Luncheon

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Noon

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

Barbara at luncheon

Barbara hosted this important fund-raising luncheon for Aviva Family and Children’s Services.

Aviva’s Platinum Associates is a dynamic group of people who are dedicated not only to making a difference in the lives of local at-risk youth, but to helping change their lives.

Since its inception in 2001, the Platinum Associates have raised more than $1 million in support of Aviva’s Wallis Annenberg Residential Treatment Program while increasing awareness of Aviva’s work.

 

logoAmerican Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA) Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design LA 2016

Barbara at DwellLA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Saturday, June 25, 2016
11:45 a.m.

For the 12th year, Barbara Lazaroff was emcee to present the Restaurant Design Awards. 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.


Here's Barbara having some fun at Dwell.

 

NAWBO-LA logoNAWBO-LA's
30th Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon

As always, Barbara was there helping women to meet, mix, and help one another.

Barbara's group at NAWBO Leadership Luncheon June 201Friday, June 17, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Barbara's display at NAWBO Leadership Luncheon June 2016

For info visit nawbola.org/events/30th-annual-leadership-and-legacy-luncheon.

 

The Jewish Educational Trade School (JETS) presents...
From Darkness to Light — Jets Testimonial DinnerJETS logo

Celebrating the Jets vision of a brighter future

Highlighted by:
Dedication of The Joyce & Stanley Black Memorial Park
and the
Formal unveiling of The Warsaw-Auschwitz Transport Car

JETS technical college and high school provides young Jewish men the tools to lead productive, fulfilling lives, through a well-balanced program of Judaic studies, vocational training and recreational activities. By celebrating individuality in a positive and supportive environment, JETS enables each student to discover his own unique strengths, helps him set goals accordingly and provides the educational opportunities for him to pursue his dreams and aspire to the heights of his potential.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
5:00 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
5:30 p.m. Dedication ceremony
6:00 p.m. Dinner and concert

Jets Campus
16601 Rinaldi Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344-3632

To learn more about JETS, visit JETSschool.org.

 

Friends of Sheba logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center
Women of Achievement Luncheon 2016

This luncheon helped ensure the health and welfare of all those who are treated at Sheba Medical Center. Barbara, a Vice President, and her fellow Board of Directors join other generous, caring attendees in honoring the memory of Tal Yaakobson for whom the Tal Center for Integrative Oncology at Sheba Medical Center was created.

Sheba lunchTuesday, May 24, 2016
Boutique 10:00 a.m.
Luncheon 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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

For more information please visit this FriendsOfSheba.org event page.

 

ICRF 40 years

ICRF presents...
2016 Women of Action Gala

For the past five years Barbara has been a proud board member of the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF).

The ICRF is the largest single source of private funds for cancer research in Israel whose breakthroughs are shared with the world. (501(c)3, tax I.D. 51-0181215)

Since its establishment 40 years ago, ICRF has provided over 2,200 grants, totaling more than $56 million, to outstanding cancer researchers whose laboratories are located in all leading scientific research institutions, universities and hospitals across Israel. With your valuable assistance, ICRF scientists and our international family of friends can find a cure.

Barbara Lazaroff speaking at ICRF"I hope you will consider supporting this ICRF annual gala. The organization appreciates participation at any level, because the funds we procure support such worthy and ground breaking cancer research. The other aspect of the value of the ICRF funds is that it helps keep the ‘brain trust’ of research in Israel, thereby supporting the country’s scientific infrastructure." ~ Barbara

These two videos demonstrate the work of the ICRF/Israel Cancer Research Fund. Please watch one of them.

  • We Are All Connected — 7 minutes that show you the advances made by ICRF-funded research and some people helped by it, by you when you help support the ICRF.
  • Thank you ICRF — 5 minutes about where your donation goes.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards Presentation

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

Cocktail attire
Dietary laws will be observed

To RSVP or for more info visit: ICRFonline.org/LAGala or call 323-692-1947.

87th Annual
Cedars-Sinai Helping Hands Mother of the Year Luncheon

Cedars-Sinai Helping HandsEllen K, host of the Ellen K Radio Show on KOST 103.5 FM emceed as two mothers were honored:
Stacy Valner, philanthropist and founder of the Phase One Foundation
and
Molly Sims, actress, model and author

This luncheon benefitted the Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Friday May 6, 2016
10:00 a.m. Luxury Boutique
1:30 p.m. Lunch

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

 

Jame Beard 2016

James Beard Awards 2016

Barbara will again attend the James Beard Awards Awards Gala & Reception, held in Chicago for the second time.

May 2, 2016
Awards ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.
Gala reception immediately follows the Awards ceremony

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

For info see jamesbeard.org/awards.

 

Spago's 32nd Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger


32 years of second night Seders at Spago!

32 yeasr of of raising funds to 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.

The seder, will be led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braie.
It will be supplemented by the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir performing songs specially prepared for this seder.

Over the years, dinner guests have included many entertainers such as: Rita Moreno, Melissa Manchester, Lainie Kazan, Carol Connors, Max Ehrich and Gregg Sulkin, along with studio heads and directors.

Over 40 percent of the guests aren't Jewish. In addition to doing this as a fund-raiser, Barbara hosts this annual seder because " 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."

And another reason guests love this seder is its gourmet twist. After all, this is Spago!

Guests wait all year for the Spago matzah and macaroons.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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

For Seder reservations please call Spago’s General Manager, Steve Springer at 310-385-0880.

 

Women Chefs and Restauranteurs event page header

WCR — Women Chefs & Restauranteurs
23rd Annual WCR Conference
Imagine your Dreams and Ignite the Future

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016

Held at several locations around LA with the InterContinental as the official hotel:
InterContinental Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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Barbara Lazaroff spoke on a panel entitled: What Your PR Person Should Do For YOU! on Sunday from 4:15-5:00 p.m. at the InterContinental main Ballroom during General Session.

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Barbara Lazaroff also presented her first Future Leader in Hospitality Scholarship for the Pursuit of Academic & Empirical Excellence. This first $5,000 scholarship was presented to Tenzin Menlek Aaya (top left photo).

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Barbara was one of the original founders of Women Chefs & Restauranteurs. She loves that "so many great and talented women have nurtured and grown this organization" and happily shares this info about the group's 23rd Annual Conference.

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Women Chef and Restaurateurs was created to connect women in all areas of the food and beverage business.

The annual National WCR Conference, held in Los Angeles for only the second time, is an opportunity to learn and grow with the great women of the culinary world. Each year, renowned chefs, television personalities, authors, restaurateurs and culinary experts get together at this conference to share their knowledge and experience.

As Barbara tells us, "Food & Wine parties, educational lectures, mentoring, cooking demos, competition and foodie tours around LA areas. Meet your favorite chefs or allow them to meet you network laugh learn relax eat and drink!!!"

For information and to register, please visit WomenChefs.org.

 

88th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars

For 22 years, W.P. Catering has catered the Governors Ball Dinner, the official Academy Awards celebration — and for the 22nd year, Barbara Lazaroff attended both events. Here's Barbara visiting Oscar himself, with her beau John in the auditorium before the awards ceremony, at the entrance to the Governors Ball, and with Spago’s Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett.

Sunday, March 28, 2016

Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

Photos of the Oscars 2016

 

Renaissance Women luncheon

RenWomen book

Celebrating the new book: RenWomen: What Modern Renaissance Women Have to Teach Us About Living Rich, Fulfilling Lives.

Dale Griffiths Stamos and her twin brother, W. Scott Griffiths collaborated on this inspiring book, scheduled for release this the spring (2016).

RenWomen features the exceptional multi-faceted women:
Hélène Cardona, Kathy Eldon, Dale and Alexandra Franzen, Marinela Gombosev, Eva Haller, Frances Hesselbein, Lorie Karnath, Lydia Kennard, Barbara Lazaroff, Jeanne Meyers, Rita Stern Milch, Karen Pritzker, Lita Rawdin Singer, and Margaret and Christine Wertheim.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

You can learn about the book RenWomen.com and facebook.com/RenWomen

 

Chinese New Year at Chinois On Main

Chinese New Year! A good time and a special menu as always! Come celebrate the coming Year.

Monday, February 8, 2016
and Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

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

 

NATPE LogoNational Association of Television Programming
NATPE 2016

Tuesday, January 19 through Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels
Miami Beach, Florida

The annual NATPE Market & Conference serves the worldwide television community. Barbara attended this year because she is the co-founder, with Jordan Roberts, of FGI: Filmanthropic Group International — a studio that creates socially conscious mainstream film and media, generating funds and awareness for their causes. (For example, In 2015, to raise awareness about bullying, FGI hosted the “White Rabbit” release party screening and donated to various charities.)

For more informationa about NATPE, visit natpe.com/market

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