As mentioned earlier, I co-hosted an event that took place at Tory Burch on Robertson for a special Taste of the Nation shopping event last Thursday.Â While holding the honor of being the token food blogger, I joined Dena of Dluxelist and Christina and Stephanie ofÂ Paisley PetuniaÂ (recap)Â as hosts.Â I’m elated to report that the turn-out and the event as a whole were a huge success. Probably every girl there tried on a pair of shoes. I went home with a pair of sunglasses and a clutch while having resisted a black leather tie belt. But the bubbly flowed freely as trays of Susie Cakes cupcakes were being passed by extra tall male models dressed in black.
The place was packed and I got to meet a ton of cool gals from the L.A. beauty blogger community.Â For eachÂ 10%-discountedÂ Tory Burch purchase, 10% more was donated to Taste of the Nation. Or, if the attendee bought a ticket to the Taste of the Nation culinary event,Â she got to save a total 20% off her Tory Burch purchases. Each ticket purchase came with a fabulous gift bagÂ put together by Dena. Taste of the Nation ended up selling more tickets than projected, and became that much closer to ending childhood hunger in Los Angeles.
But there is still a ton of work to be done – leading up to and through the big event on Sunday, June 6. And there are plenty of more opportunities to support Taste of the Nation at an upcoming function while getting your tickets at the $15-discounted rate:
- Saturday, April 17, 2010: 10 AM – 1 PM
All proceeds from the bake sale go to TOTNLA
Blogger Bake Sale at Morels, The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CAâ€Ž 90036
- Monday, April 26, 2010: 6 PM – 10 PM
All proceeds from Greenspan’s Gorditas go toÂ TOTNLA, live Latin Music provided
Buy a ticket to TOTNLA, get a free gordita and a mojito!
Happy Hour at The FoundryÂ on Melrose
7463 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CAâ€Ž 90046
- Thursday, May 20, 2010: 6 PM – 9 PM
Happy Hour deals all night, raffles with great Ciudad and Border Grill prizes
Happy Hour at Ciudad, Downtown LA
445 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Hope to see you at one of the Taste of the Nation events! Keep updated onÂ such eventsÂ with the Taste of the Nation LA blog; you can also follow them on Twitter. You can also peep all of Mike Tabolsky’s wonderful photos from the event in this photo album.