American Ballet Theatre’s Annual Holiday Gala Returns to The Beverly Hilton

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to witness the American Ballet Theatre performing excerpts from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake? Just entering The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills makes you feel like the holidays exist in Los Angeles. Skinny white Christmas trees dangle with faux icicles. A dancer dressed as a toy soldier flits around to take photos with guests. Bulbous … Continue reading American Ballet Theatre’s Annual Holiday Gala Returns to The Beverly Hilton

Andrew von Oeyen in Concert for Project Angel Food

As we careened up the harrowing Malibu roads with the PCH getting smaller in the distance and the Pacific Ocean reminding us how minuscule we are in this world, we climbed into a shuttle van to whisk up even higher to the enchanting home of designer Michael Lee and Gatsby Geerts. Although at times one can feel tiny in sprawling Los Angeles, the intimate crowd was … Continue reading Andrew von Oeyen in Concert for Project Angel Food

Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts Foundation Gala Honors Four Important Causes

“Dis the dis in disability,” exclaimed 27 year old Travis Mills who surmounted the stage with his new arms and legs, losing all limbs after being critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED while on patrol. Being only one of five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Adganistan to survive his injuries, we learned how he told … Continue reading Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts Foundation Gala Honors Four Important Causes

LA Ballet Gala Honors Jane Seymour, Paula Abdul, and Lori Milkin

The Los Angeles Ballet held its annual gala on Saturday, April 12, honoring philanthropist Lori Milken, actress Jane Seymour and entertainer Paula Abdul. Jane Seymour was at the table right next to us and I was in awe of her, after seeing her on TV as a small child. She looked radiant and her speech was even more inspiring of her life starting with ballet … Continue reading LA Ballet Gala Honors Jane Seymour, Paula Abdul, and Lori Milkin