BARBARA LAZAROFF, ASID
Imaginings Design, Inc.
Commercial & Residential Design
Based in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles
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Designer Barbara Lazaroff understands the classic such as Spago Beverly Hills as well as the whimsical. Her designs include Felliniesque Chinois, underwater fantasy at Granita, and the masculine cyberworld she created at Eureka brewery and restaurant.
Barbara has garnered many accolades for her innovative and singularly unique and forward-thinking restaurant designs as well as for her showcase rooms such as Greystone, Frette, and her elegant home design.
Dinnerware by Barbara — The Flame of Life
Barbara Lazaroff's Flame of Life, inspired by her original poem, was the centerpiece element gracing Spago Beverly Hills. As a Spago patron you'd be familiar with this elegant curved flame carved into the chairs and bar stools, emblazoned on the Spago carpeting, etched into the glass kitchen wall, and elsewhere in Spago.
A portion of each sale supports a good cause like Meals on Wheels and other non-profits Barbara has supported in the last 30 years.
The limited edition 16-piece fine china set is service for four in four vivid colors, each displaying The Flame of Life and one of the poem's inspirational lines.
Barbara is available for speaking engagements
Book Barbara Lazaroff for an inspirational adventure into the world of design, art, philanthropy, or to speak about the life and work of a restauranteur. Barbara Lazaroff is not just any restauranteur; not many speakers can speak as part of the team that broke the mold on the way that America dines!
She is based in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles area, but also travels to speak. In addition to Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, she has spoken in San Diego, Chicago, Las Vegas, other cities and internationally as well.
Email Barbara Lazaroff's office to discuss speaking fees. On many occasions she speaks to students/education institutions gratis.
Barbara Lazaroff is well known in Beverly Hills for helping others & bringing folks together to accomplish great things.
What's Coming Up
Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
21st-Annual National Conference
“The Art of Keeping It Green”
Barbara, one of the WCR co-founders and is heading to downtown Chicago to learn “What’s New in Green” and to brainstorm with peers.
Women Chefs & Restaurateurs is comprised of individuals from numerous areas of the food world, including chefs, restaurateurs, F&B professionals, masters of wines and spirits, mixologists, foodservice and hospitality educators, culinary and baking/pastry students, hotel operators, purchasers, farmers and cheesemongers, plus many more.
The theme of green isn't just for sustainable eco-wise, but financially as well.
Sunday, March 7
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Day passes available
InterContinental Magnificent Mile
505 N. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60611
Boutique Design West Trade Fair
Women Leaders panel
Friday, March 21, 2014
8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
On day two of Boutique Design West Trade Fair, Barbara will participate on the Women Leaders panel — a conversational forum for visionary women executives from all sectors of the hospitality industry. Panel participants are designers/architects, owners/investors, vendors and consultants/researchers. Rather than formal presentations, this is a discussion about issues and trends, challenges and opportunities. It's more like a TED mini-conference than a panel.
Note that the full BD West conference includes Thursday, March 20th as well.
Called the ultimate connector to the hospitality industry, by Hospitality Design, the HD Expo is dedicated to bringing the interior design industry, architects, owners/operators, developers, specifiers and purchasers the best available resources for their projects.
Wednesday, May 14 to
Friday, May 16, 2014
3950 Las Vegas Blvd, South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
For information please visit HDexpo.com.
American Cancer Society
100th Birthday Ball
Barbara is a long-time supporter of the American Cancer Society. This special celebration is a black-tie event, an exciting evening filled with an elegant dinner, entertainment, a spectacular auction, and much more!
May 17, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
For information visit this page at Cancer.org.
Children's Burn Foundation
Annual Giving New Hope Benefit
Barbara continues to support the foundation and supported this annual benefit which honored actor Gary Sinise this year.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA
$275. For information please call 818-907-2822.
86th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars
First there was The Hollywood Reporter's Oscar Nominee party at Spago Beverly Hills — and then the big night, the Academy Awards presentation in Hollywood. And for the 20th year, after the award presentation Wolfgang Puck catered the official after-party — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Ball. Two hundred chefs took part to make the star studded gala happen.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland
Hospitality Design Summit
Barbara is a regular attendee of this annual summit and again attended this 14th annual event. It is the industry's only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality.
Wednesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 1, 2014
JW Marriott Camelback Inn
For more information please visit HDsummit.com.
Secret Knock Conference
Greg Reid's Secret Knock is an invit- only gathering of the most powerful and influential leaders of our generation. No Hype, No Sales, No Dream Weavers or Crystal Balls.
Monday, Feb 17, 2014 to Wednesday, February 19, 2014
San Diego, CA
For information please visit SecretKnock.co.
Chinese New Year at Chinois
Year of the Horse
Chef Rene Mata and the Chinois team are cooking up a Stallion’s Feast to celebrate the start of the Year of the Horse.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
Light Fire to your life in the Year of the Horse!
Fiery, hard working, successful:
the Horse is known to gallop through life!
Horse years are: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
A Stallion's Feast
Chinese abalone soup of healing and good fortune
Delectable Dim-Sum Delights
seafood shumai. lobster spring rolls,
roasted potato and baked sea bass, Kurobuta pork dumplings
Steamed wild striped bass with succulent lobster fried rice
Peking duck with steamed bao
Charcoal grilled Wagyu rib-eye with long life noodles
Desserts to gallop for
This special menu and celebration sold out days before the celebration. To learn more about this special evenet and menu, call 310-392-9025. To learn more about Chinois and the regular menu, you can visit the official Wolfgang Puck site.
9th Annual Cornell Reception at the
Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)
The Cornell Reception at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) is one of the School of Hotel Administration's principal networking events, attracting over 500 alumni and industry leaders each year. Barbara will be attending this event, which is held at WP 24. Barbara's son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck, is a student at Cornell in the School of Hotel Administration.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
24th Floor, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Complimentary for Alumni; $100 for non-Alumni
For more information and to register, visit this page.
Citymeals Lunch 2013
27th Annual Power Lunch for Women
The Power Lunch for Women is a popular event; a spoof on the concept of the power breakfast conceived by Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene and then board member Joan Weill. It has grown into a networking imperative for the city’s most influential ladies and the handful of generous men who pay $10,000 for the privilege of joining them.
Award-winning journalist and host of "Katie” Katie Couric, emceed to help honor dedicated Citymeals supporter Betsy Bernardaud, Citymeals founding board member Donald Tober, and artist, humanitarian and founder of the Cicely Tyson Foundation Cicely Tyson. Guests will enjoy a special performance by Cyndi Lauper, winner of an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award.
Barbara was there, of course, in her ongoing support of Citymeals On Wheels.
Tuesday, November 22, 2013
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The Plaza Hotel
New York City
For more information, please visit this page at citymeals.org.
All questions and invite inquiries should be directed to Jean Son at jean -at-citymeals.org or 212-687-1290.
Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards
For 25 years, Hospitality Design magazine has awarded industry leaders—designers, architects, hoteliers, restaurateurs—with the Platinum Circle designation. Over the years, more than 100 honorees have been celebrated for a lifetime of achievement in their respective fields, creating a virtual who’s who of hospitality
This Black Tie Festive event
honored past Platinum Circle Awards Winners — including Barbara Lazaroff.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:30 p.m. VIP reception
(Current & Past Platinum Circle honorees & sponsors)
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony
New York City
Typically been held in Las Vegas, this time it was held in NYC.
For more event information visit HDPlatinumCircle.com and to learn more about Hospitality Design visit HospitalityDesign.com
Careers through Culinary Arts Program, Inc.
C-CAP Junior Benefit, A Taste of Fall
Barbara enjoyed this walk-around-tasting event and very much enjoyed seeing her own god-daughters, Alexandra Leavenworth and Nicole Leavenworth honored.
The annual event features C-CAP graduate chefs from NYC's top restaurants with superb wines and cocktails, a silent auction, and featured live music from the David Grausman Trio.
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1990. It works with public schools across the country to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Monday, November 11, 2013
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Marcus Samuelsson's Ginny's
at Red Rooster
310 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027
If you're curious about more past events which with Barbara Lazaroff has been involved, please visit her Events page.