Well, one thing is for sure. Back to “school” is in full swing, and even though I’ve long since been out of school, it feels like everyone has been in serious business mode since coming back from Labor Day. September is proving to be my busiest month, and also seems to have the theme of giving back. You can read about two really great fundraising events I’m involved in, as well as some other fun things I’m loving lately.
I can almost feel fall in the air…can you?
Yesterday we attended the L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade event at UCLA. This is hands down the best food event in L.A., mainly because it raises a ton of money to fight childhood cancer, a cause very near and dear to our hearts. Jimmy Kimmel raised $180K in 10 minutes during a live auction, where he volunteered to host a dinner at his home for 25 lucky people. During the event, you go from booth to booth tasting incredible food, while chatting with many of the best chefs in L.A. and beyond. Click here to see if there is an event in your city.
Speaking of raising money, I am on the L.A. Council for the National Women’s History Museum and our big Women Making History Brunch is next Saturday at the Beverly Wilshire. We are honoring Kerry Washington, Gwynne Shotwell (COO Space X), and Marne Levine (COO Instagram), so it’s sure to be an exciting event! Our mission is to build a world class museum on the National Mall in Washington D.C. that will showcase the scope of women’s contributions to history. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
On September 23rd, I will be joining several other members of my non-profit women’s goal group, The New Hollywood, to work in a garden that services the worst school in L.A. as part of the L.A. Unified School Gardens Program. If you’re interested in how you can help a community through gardening check out the Community Healing Gardens website.
My husband released his VR game this week called “Crashimals.” He worked mostly as a one-man team, and I’m so proud of what he has accomplished. There is not much family-friendly content in virtual reality yet, so this game offers something the whole family can enjoy. It is available to anyone who has an Oculus or Sony HTC headset as well as on the Steam store. Buy it here.
Friday night we went to the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for an American Cinematheque screening event of Adventures in Babysitting and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, ha!. While we didn’t make it for the second movie, we did stay for the Q&A with the writer and some of the cast, which was so much fun! Before the movie, they played scenes from The Baby-Sitter’s Club videos, which totally took me back to my childhood. Check out the full calendar of other great screenings here.
Tonight I finally get to see the new Nancy Meyers produced film, Home Again. I’m such a geek for romantic comedies, and it makes me so happy that her daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer is following in her directorial footsteps! Have you seen it??
I have a little Q&A over on the Yes and Yes blog: True Story: I do PR in Hollywood.
I loved finding out about this charity Undies for Everyone. We were trying to figure out how to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and this just felt like something so simple that would be so helpful.
I just got these jeans for only $29.00 and I LOVE them!