Wine, Women, and Shoes Supports Children’s Action Network

An evening of fashion and compassion occurred Tuesday, May 6 as women mingled on the sprawling Santa Monica lawn of Heather and Skip Brittenham. This mega home created an engaging space as ladies sipped fine wines from Napa, shopped the latest styles in shoes and accessories, bid on getaway adventures, and savored delectable bites from the leading restaurants in LA.
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Photo credit: Melissa Curtin
The purpose of such extravagance was to give back to Children’s Action Network (CAN), which uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life. CAN is currently dedicated to finding homes for the more than 107,000 children in the United States who are waiting for an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 500,000 children in foster care.
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Writer Melissa Curtin with Michelle Arroyo (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

Some of CAN’s services include A Home for the Holidays, an annual special on CBS, which features musical performances and celebrities presenting inspirational stories about adoption. Thousands of children have found homes as a result of the special. National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness about children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families and celebrate all families who adopt. Nearly 50,000 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day since 2002. To learn more about the adoption process, click HERE. Meet 9 year old Adrian who hopes to be part of a loving adoptive family HERE. Follow CAN on Facebook.

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Photo credit: Melissa Curtin
CAN is founded by Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Robert A. Daly, Lezlie and Mark Johnson, Diana Meehan, Lorraine and Sid Sheinberg, and Stacey and Henry Winkler.
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The 3rd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes event turned up over 400 women where proceeds benefitted CAN. Guests included Frances Fisher, Mindy Kaling, Jessica Capshaw, Virginia Madsen, Zoe Jarman, and more.

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Mindy Kaling with cohost and Promise wine owner Jennifer Lecorte McPherson at The Children’s Action Network “Wine Women and Shoes” event in Santa Monica, CA on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Photo credit: Brandon Clark/ABImages)
Fashion partners included TOMS, Intermix, Bandolier, Canyon Design Studio, Claire V., Danielle Queller, Feathered Soul, Hayward, Michelle O’Brien, Oscar Tiye, Satya Twena Fine Military, and Stacey Todd.
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Virgina Madsen attends The Children’s Action Network “Wine Women and Shoes” in Santa Monica, CA on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Photo credit: Brandon Clark/ABImages)
Restaurants included Craigs, Katsuya, Pressed Juicery, Groundwork Coffee, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Super Cool Creamery, Sweet Butter, WestsideTavern, and Toscana.
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Christina Schwarzenegger and Katherine Schwarzenegger attend The Children’s Action Network “Wine Women and Shoes” in Santa Monica, CA on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Photo credit: Brandon Clark/ABImages)

Wineries included Promise, Bespoke Collection, Conundrum, Frank Family Vineyards, Frog’s Leap, Justin/Landmark, O Wines, PEJU, Raymond/JCB/DeLoach, and Round Pond.

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Promise wine from Napa. (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)
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http://www.supercoolcreamery.com makes their own ‘on the spot’ ice cream. They even make drinks with their ice cream. (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

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