Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Young Hollywood on a Worthy Mission

Three hundred and fifty of Young Hollywood's finest gathered at the elegant Beverly Hills home of philanthropist Peter Kleidman for the Bright Pink Young Hollywood Benefit last Tuesday. The event was produced by In 2 It Media to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Guests enjoyed cocktails by Nuvo, the first sparkling pink vodka liqueur, and Hansens natural soda and Monster Energy Drink. Celebrity chef Christopher Brugler aka Challah King of Beverly Hills treated guests to a delicious menu of gourmet dishes that included seared tuna, sweet chili marinated chicken skewers and black mission fig crostini topped with red wine braised figs finished with crumbled goat cheese and honey. For dessert, Christopher dazzled guests with chocolate covered strawberries and S’mores made from his famous white chocolate challah, marshmallow and chocolate sauce.

Partygoers were able to Shop For a Cure and purchase beautiful pink diamond and gemstone jewelry from Ice.com and the brand new line of yoga wear and spa products from the Travertine Spa. The silent auction featured incredible items like a real life "Top Gun" experience featuring a 45 minute ride in a MIG Jet Fighter, a gift basket with the hottest pink electronics and accessories from NewEgg.com, luxury spa products and spa treatments from both Leaf & Rusher & Dermalogica, a LOVE necklace from eco-couture designer Annatarian and super chic handbags from Charlie Lapson. Guests enjoyed the amazing view and beautiful weather while chilling out in the rose colored LoveSacs on the deck and surrounded by lovely pink floral arrangements donated by Flowers by Vicki.

Palmistry expert Lisa Greenfield treated guests to complimentary readings, while partygoers danced to beats by Goldfingers. Lindsay Avner (pictured right), the founder of Bright Pink, (http://www.bebrightpink.org/) and her mother, breast cancer survivor Wendy Avner, shared their moving story with everyone which inspired guests to get involved with the foundation's mission of reaching women in their 20's & 30's. R&B artist Justyn Matthew performed a soulful set of songs off of his new album and came off tour with Jon B., Mint Condition and DeBarge to support the event.

On hand to support the event were actress Rachael Leigh Cook (pictured left)("The Final Season", "Nancy Drew"), MTV VJ & actress Susie Castillo, actor Alfonso Ribeiro ("Fresh Prince of Bel Air"), American Idol finalist and star of "The Bold & The Beautiful" Constantine Maroulis, NFL star Michael Braggs of the Kansas City Chiefs, NBA Stars Dijon Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers & Andre Patterson of the Los Angeles Lakers, Academy award nominated actress Sally Kirkland, actor Derek Phillips of "Friday Night Lights", Producer Michael Wasserman ("The Final Season") & DJ Spylce. Party guests took home Saskatoon Berry pies and Ice.com gift bags complete with cool products from Monarchy, Simply Organics, Dermalogica, Leaf & Rusher, Dr. Tatoff, NUVO & a very special Bright Pink "Very Into Pink" custom T-shirt designed by Solid Threads.