I would like to invite you all to attend the 2013 Beauty Drive for The Beauty Bus Foundation on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 11:30am-2:30pm in the Annenberg Building at the California Science Center. The Beauty Bus Foundation delivers dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill men, women and children and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products.
Enjoy Interactive Brunch, Complimentary Beauty Stations, Men’s Lounge, Kids Korner, Silent Auction and Semi-private access to Space Shuttle Endeavor!
- NYX Cosmetics offering Lips & Lips makeup application
- Bosley Professional Strength offering Scalp Analysis
- Instyler Professional offering Hairstyling
- Beauty Bus Volunteers offering Braiding and Tinsel
- ORLY offering Manicures
- Men’s Lounge – Haircuts and Nail buffs
- Kid’s Korner – Glimmer, Tinsel and Feather application plus Face Painting! Kids will get the opportunity to positively impact other children who are dealing with illness at our volunteer creative table!
I have personally attended these in-home services and worked at their pop-up salons. It is such a pleasure to be able to bring some joy and beauty to these Beauty Bus clients. I strongly encourage you to attend this event and support such a worthwhile cause.
The Beauty Bus Foundation was founded in loving memory of Melissa Marantz Nealy who passed away the age of 28 from a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Melissa loved a good day at the spa. When her ability to leave the home became compromised, Co-Founder Alicia Marantz Liotta, Melissa’s cousin, was able to schedule in-home beauty services through her connections within the beauty industry. Witnessing the hope, happiness and respite these services brought to Melissa, Alicia and Co-Founder Wend y Marantz Levine, Melissa’s sister, were inspired to launch Beauty Bus Foundation.
Photos from the Beauty Drive in 2012. Above is the silent auction. Below are the manicuring stations.
Some relationships are just meant to be! Dr. Sarah and Dr. Glenn found each other at a medical conference. She had been patiently waiting many years to find “Mr. Right” …and he turned out to be “Dr. Right”. It was so much fun watching them, and seeing how “Right” they were together.
Prior to the ceremony we observed many of the Jewish traditions: a “tish” for the men; the female relatives breaking a plate; the greeting of the bride; and the “bedeken”. All of these spoke to the devotion of the couple and their religious commitment.
The Beverly Hills Hotel had been her dream venue for years. The setting we created in the Rodeo Garden for the ceremony was truly lovely and intimate. The ceremony had all the Jewish traditions and family participation the couple desired.
Following the ceremony, their reception in the Sunset Room was fun, upbeat, and filled with magical moments. What a delight to work on such a loving event with great clients and vendors who all went the extra mile to make each element perfect for them!
COORDINATION: Party Designs by Carol
GOWN: SAKS FIFTH AVE
CAKE: SCHWARTZ’S BAKERY
FLORIST: BLOSSOM FLORALS
HAIR: MAKEUP THERAPY
LIGHTING: STAGE LABS
LINENS: LA TAVOLA LINENS
PHOTOGRAPHY: CALLAWAY GABLE
RENTALS/ CHIAVARIS: EMPIRE EVENT RENTALS
VENUE: BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL
VIDEO: BELLA VIDEO
This past month marked another outstanding meeting for WIPA(Wedding Industry Professionals Association) in Southern California. I am so lucky to be part of this group, and so honored to be the national president this year!
The sponsors showcase their resources and talents, and are of the highest professional level. Just look at the photos! Beautiful stationary, fabulous food and ambiance, delightful entertainment, luxe linens, florals and chocolate. We are always seeing the newest and the best. That’s what makes these groups so important for all of us in the events and wedding industry. These meetings give us the resources we can present to our clients, and make our jobs easier, more fun and that much more rewarding. Gotta love it!
We have the ability to bring fabulous speakers to our meetings (like Peter Shallard, pictured here). We also have outstanding education for our attendees and many member benefits.
We are always seeing the newest and the best. That’s what makes these groups so important for all of us in the events and wedding industry. These meetings give us the resources we can present to our clients, and make our jobs easier, more fun and that much more rewarding.
A Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors:
Furniture & Décor Empire Event Rentals
Marianne Lozano Photography
Tic Tock Couture Florals
Petalos di Pauli
Les Beaux Chocolats
Kirschner Creative Artists
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