On Thursday July 21st, Pasadena Magazine hosted it’s annual Top Doctor Celebration. Guests were greeted with hors d’oeuvres and champagne at the historic Castle Green. The soothing sounds of Mia Sable filled the ambiance while on the lawn guests were able to have their silhouette done by Candice Colbert. Trattoria Neapolis concocted their infamous “The Doctor” made with Old Overholt Rye, Amaro Nonino & Montenegro, and JT Bitters which suited the event perfectly.
Later in the evening Pasadena Magazine Editor, Cuyler Gibbons, began the commemoration speeches followed by esteemed guests from White Memorial and Glendale Adventist. Following the speeches guests enjoyed a lovely array of pastas and salads from Zugo’s Cafe out on the terrace. Guests mixed and mingled the night away to commemorate all of there hard work and dedication. Congratulations to the Top Doctors of 2014. We look forward to 2015!
About our Sponsors:
Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a non-profit organization located in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California, USA. GAMC is one of the city’s oldest businesses, founded in 1905, a year before Glendale was incorporated as a city.
White Memorial Medical Center is a non-profit, faith-based, teaching hospital, which provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities in and near downtown Los Angeles.
Celebrate racial equality among women with YWCA’s Women for Racial Justice Breakfast.
The 12th Annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast will be held at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel on Monday, October 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. commemorating the powerful women throughout history who have battled racial discrimination and broken through the glass ceiling.
The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley announced Congressional Gold Medal of Honor recipient, Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals to be the keynote speaker for the event. Emcee for the breakfast will be Emmy Award winner and KTLA 5 News presenter Cher Calvin. The YWCA’s Women for Racial Justice Breakfast has brought together over 500 community leaders and advocates to share their experiences and support racial justice throughout the community since it started in 2002.
After Brown v. Board of Education struck down racial segregation in public schools in 1954, people of color still feared to receive an education. In 1957, nine African-American students risked their lives to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. One of those nine students was a 15-year-old Melba Pattillo. A large group of angry protesters yelled their hate toward the ambitious students as they were being escorted by the Screaming Eagles of the US Army 101st Airborne Division. These nine students helped strengthen the civil rights movement and allowed equality for all Americans to receive a proper education.
Beals went on to write her memoirs about the events in Little Rock called “Warriors Don’t Cry.” Beals was the Executive Director for the Student Success program at Dominican University of San Rafael in California until her retirement this year. She is also founder and Chair Emeritus of the University’s Communication Department. In 2012, Beals founded a mentoring program for college students called Together on the Road to New Chapters (TORCH).
Emcee for the Women for Racial Justice Breakfast, Cher Calvin, has also done a lot for the Asian community. Calvin is a spokesperson and annual Master of Ceremonies for the charity Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches. She has also participated in the Vagina Monologues to help stop violence against women.
October 20, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., $60 each until September 30, $70 after. Pasadena Hilton Hotel, 168 South Los Robles Avenue. (626) 296-8433 or visit www.ywca.org
It’s “A Full house of Kings and Queens” presented by John Aaroe Group Pasadena which benefits the Rosemary Children’s Services, one of Pasadena’s longest serving charitable organization supporting foster youth.
The charity will be held on Thursday, August 28 at The John Aaroe Group in Pasadena and will have top prizes for poker players. Three different payouts will be awarded for players while non-players can hang out in the patio and enjoy the great food, music and drinks which is included in the donation.
The event will begin from 5:00 p.m. with the tournament as appetizing foods are served including an open bar and a DJ spinning great tunes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm.
Rosemary Children’s Services was founded in 1920 by the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena. The agency is committed to provide compassionate and therapeutic services to “at-risk” children. Every year Rosemary Children’s Services provides service to over 450 children throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange County.
RSVP to Jordan Nedeff by Wednesday, August 20th. Jordannedeff@yahoo.com
August 28, 5PM – 10PM, $40 Non-Players, $100 poker buy-in. John Aaroe Group, 42 South Pasadena Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105. 626.755.9291
Want to affect positive change just by eating delicious foods, listening to great live music and dancing the night away?
Now is your chance!
Join the In Relation art team on the evening of Saturday, August 9 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help travel to Kenya. The event will transport you to Kenya with a “Round the Garden” style dinner party. Guests will be given Kenyan styled plates and silverware to journey through the gardens of the Manor. Guests will receive unique bites of food, enjoy cocktails, wine and coffee, and delectable sweets from several different local chefs and providers.
The chefs included at the event are Brad Mathews from Fishing with Dynamite, Justin Hernandez from Sonoma Wine Garden, Christoff Elce from Chefosophy, Magnus Stefansson from Gravlax and Kelly Mathews from Pop Up Pastries and Key of Kels. Guests will be entertained by life African-inspired music and drum circles, African dance, fire spinning and a creative presentation by the In Relation team of artists.
In Relation is a group of artists and filmmakers who create positive change by utilizing their artistic freedom. They immerse themselves in communities to understand, learn, collaborate and create at their highest capacity. Coming along with In Relation will be guest artist and native Kenyan, Ngene Mwaura, to feature Kenyan artists in portraits, explore traditional life of the Maasai, paint large scale permanent murals in Niarobi and host community gatherings involve dance, music and healing arts.
August 9, 6:00 p.m. – 11 :00 p.m., $25. The Manor, 466 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, Calif. 91011. www.inrelation.org
Ready, set, getFit!
Join Pasadena’s running community for a 5k/10k run ending at the Rose Bowl at the getFit event on Saturday August 16th.
The getFit Campaign is aimed at helping people get connected with Pasadena’s best retailers, professionals and service providers in the Health & Fitness industry. The event also helps runners gain exclusive access to discounts, special offers and give-a-ways from Pasadena’s active lifestyle businesses to help promote a healthy cardiovascular life.
Not really in the mood to run or can’t run? Come on by anyway! It’s FREE and open to all who would like to come on by and watch. It might increase some encouragement or that extra little boost you’ve been looking for to go out there and include some cardio into your day-to-day life.
GetFit is sponsored by Asics, Run with Us Pasadena, Clif Bar, Whole Foods Market and Agent of Change LLC.
August 16, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., $44 5k, $48 10k. 1001 Rosebowl Drive, Pasadena, Calif. 91103. www.getfitpasadena.com
Twenty women were celebrated at this years Dream Center by hairstylist Hasblady Guzman of Bokaos Aveda Salon in Pasadena.
The women received a free makeover to inspire them to go out and start new lives by looking for a successful job, find a new home and be reunited with their children. This is the 10th year Guzman has donated her time for a cause she believes in which empowers women to lead better successful lives.
Guzman has established herself as one of the most respected tastemakers as a stylist. With a fierce clientele, Guzman has been honored as a top hairstylist by Siempre Mujer Magazine and featured on OK!, American Baby, Teen Vogue, American Salon, Modern Salon and Los Angeles Confidential. Owner of a well-established salon, Bokaos Aveda Salon, in Old Town Pasadena, Guzman provides patrons with products with the purest ingredients while delivering great service.
The Dream Center was founded in 1994 and is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 50,000 individuals and families each month. The organization uses mobile hunger relief, medical programs and counseling to help bring individuals hope and a way off the streets and to a happy life.
It’s the Hearts for Kids 8th Annual Western Round-Up Poker Night and Auction which goes on to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
The event will be Saturday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Saddle and Sirloin Club in Los Angeles. Enjoy some grub, drinks and poker provided by Dog Haus. Tickets vary from $75 for individual tickets to up to $1,000 for sponsorships.
Founded in 1901, The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit hospital for pediatric care. The hospital has been named the best children’s hospital on the West Coast and is among the top five in the U.S. The Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, which is one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the country. It is also one of America’s premier teaching hospitals since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Each year, The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides more than 104,000 children with pediatric healthcare.
August 9th, 6:30 p.m., $75 - $1,000. Saddle and Sirloin Club, 3933 Rigali Avenue, Los Angeles. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/western-round-up-2014-supporting-childrens-hospital-los-angeles-tickets-12104744617
On Saturday, July 26th more than 400 young philanthropists and guests enjoyed an array of food and drinks at the 3rd annual Taste of Summer Event benefiting the Fullfilment Fund.
Guests were treated to gourmet tastings from restaurants such as Bucato, Pono Burger, Wolfgang Puck and Bestia among others. Guest bid on amazing prizes raising more than $70,000 to support the Fulfillment Fund’s mission. Celebrity guests in attendance were Vanessa Lengies (“Mixology” “Glee”), Jenny Pellicer (FX’s “The Bridge”), Angela Sun (Yahoo Sports ), Celebrity chef Evan Funke of Bucato and Chef Makani of Pono Burger.
The Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council mission is making college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities.
Enjoy great food and company with over 300 guests delectable food prepared by the greatest chefs. Wine tasting will accompany the dinner featuring a special selection of wines and also ice cold beer will be available as well. Food will be prepared by RedWhite+Bluezz, Le Cordon Bleu College, El Portal, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Urth Caffe and Settebello Pizzeria. The dinner will be held on Saturday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will have reserved seating and open seating.
The Playhouse District is a cultural haven located in the center of Downtown Pasadena between Old Pasadena and the South Lake District. Covering over 34 city blocks, it is home to world-class theatre, art galleries, cultural facilities, Zagat-rated dining facilities and many more. The Playhouse District is an eclectic, cosmopolitan community rich in history and architecture. It combines tradition and class with cool modernity.
July 26, 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m., $85 - $95. 561 E. Green Street. http://www.playhousedistrict.org/calendar-of-events/the-long-table
Life’s a beach!
Save the date for the 3rd annual Taste of Summer event on Saturday, July 26 at the Victorian in Santa Monica.
The summer’s best food and drinks will be served as patrons party by the beach at the majestic venue, the Victorian. The emcee for the event will be KABC’s Food Reporter and food coach to the stars, Lori Corbin. The honorary chairs will be celebrity chef, Bucato’s Evan Funke, and managing partner, Ed Keebler along with Pono Burger’s Chef Makani and Paul Martin’s American Grill.
Tickets are available now to guests 21 and over and offer a variety of advanced and VIP entrees.
The beach party is hosted by the Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council which aims to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. Sponsors include Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP and DirecTV.
July 26, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., $125 - $195. The Victorian, 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica. http://www.fulfillment.org/tasteofsummer