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With Barbara Lazaroff

on July 25th, 2012
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Barbara Lazaroff with Sophie Gayot at the 2011 "An Evening on the Beach" event in Santa Monica

I really like this picture with designer Barbara Lazaroff, and co-owner of Spago Beverly Hills (currently closed for renovations). Thanks to her the old olive trees that were in the patio have been saved and will be replanted in a house of one of the charities she takes care of.

Barbara spends lots of her time raising money for charities. In fact, this photo was taken back in 2011 at “An Evening on the Beach”, a charity event supporting the mission of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels — the 2012 edition will be on July 26th. Come join us!



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Chef Fabio Viviani with Sophie Gayot

Chef Fabio Viviani of Firenze Osteria, located in North Hollywood, Calif. Picture was taken in Yountville, Napa Valley

With Halle Berry

on February 25th, 2011
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Actress Halle Berry with Sophie Gayot

I got lucky to meet Actress Halle Berry during the 4th Annual Women in Film pre-Oscar reception at Soho House in Los Angeles.