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Welcome to my little slice of the web. I am excited to share my passion for exuberant living with you here. From the twists and turns of building a culinary empire with Wolfgang Puck and supporting vital charitable organizations to raising two boys in Beverly Hills, my life has been an adventure. I hope you are inspired to take risks, dare to dream and make every day an exuberant one! ~ Barbara Lazaroff

Introducing...
the Exuberant Living Podcast!

Interviews with dynamic people in the arts and entertainment — filmmakers, authors,vocal performers, dancers, actors, comedians — with business people changing the world, the talented folks in the culinary arena philanthropists and social activists, scientists and medical researchers, and more.
What can you learn from them? Listen and see.

Proudly featured on iTunes' New and Noteworthy list, episode 5 is now out.

Please visit the official Apple iTunes page
to hear the latest podcasts.
But we also have just one of them here for you. Here's Barbara's interview with "Jersey Boy" John Lloyd Young:

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Barbara Lazaroff's business card logo, Imaginings Design

BARBARA LAZAROFF, ASID
Interior Designer
Imaginings Design, Inc.


Commercial & Residential Design

Based in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles

To contact Barbara for design work:
call 310-276-7939
or
click here to send an email

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.

Barbara's Design page

Barbara Lazaroff - Live in full color

Dinnerware by Barbara — The Flame of Life

dinnerware logoBarbara 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.

The Flame of Life limited edition Dinnerware by Barbara Lazaroff.
Available on
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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

14th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Benefitting the National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) never fails to delight and entertain at this "sexy, witty and fun" event, in support of NBCC's mission to end breast cancer by 2020.

October 7, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Avalon Hollywood
Los Angeles

Watch for information about the event at breastcancerdeadline2020.org/donate/fundraising-events

 

The Magnolia Council's
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
2014 Spirit of Hope Luncheon & Boutique

Magnolia CouncitAttendees gather to honor Dr. R. Kendrick Slate and the nurses of Cedars-Sinai Tower Hematology Oncology Medial Group. The Magnolia Council develops and fosters Tower Cancer Research Foundation, its mission, and activities. Funds from this annual luncheon benefit the Tower Cancer Research Fund and their many cutting edge research trials.

Monday, October 13, 2014Tower Cancer Research Foundation logo
10 a.m. - noon: Boutique
Noon: Luncheon Program & Opportunity Drawing

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

For more information please visit this Magnolia Council page at TowerCancerFoundation.org or call their office at (310) 299-8470. You can also purchase tickets or make a donation on this web page.

Fulfillment Fund
20th Anniversary Annual Stars Gala

FullfillmentFor 37 years, the Fulfillment Fund has been making college a reality for students in educationally/economically under-resourced communities.

This starts by opening young people’s eyes to the possibility of higher education through classroom instruction, mentoring, one-on-one college counseling and experiential learning. Fulfillment Fund is based on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and invites you to come to an Open House Tour. And, of course, to help support them in any way, including this Annual Stars Gala.

Honoring:
Charles Fox receiving the Founders Award
Ryan Kavanaugh, Founder and CEO of Relativity Media receiving the Tom Sherak Award

Hosted by John Oliver
Special Guest Kathy Griffin
Musical performance by Jennifer Hudson

Fullfillment Fund logoBusiness Attire

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:30 p.m. cocktails
7:30 p.m. dinner
Live Auction and Entertainment

Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Fulfillmentfund.org/stars.

 

Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai
Women’s Guild Gala

Since 1957, the Women’s Guild has been dedicated to supporting Cedars-Sinai. It supports patient care, vital medical programs and equipment, biomedical research, and education.

Honoring
Bruce L. Gewertz, MD will receive the Medical Visionary Award
Fay & Frank Mancuso will receive the Hollywood Icon Award

Featuring
Arturo Sandoval and his Big Band with Monica Mancini

Cedars Women's Guild logoSpecial Guests
Andy Garcia
Joe Mantegna

Cocktail Attire

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner, Awards, and Entertainment

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills. CA

For full information and to purchase tickets, or otherwise sponsor this event, visit WomensGuildCS.org/our-events/upcoming-events#.VC0qZb7F_ww

Recent Happenings

Phil Blazer's
50 years of Jewish Broadcasting
& Positive ActivismPhil Blazer 50

The Jewish Life Foundation presents this special event to celebrate Phl Blazer, who reminds us that one person can make a difference.

Phil Blazer started in radio when, along with Wolfman Jack (Bob Smith), he launched the first rhythm and blues radio station in the Twin Cities back in 1965. In 1973 he created the National and Los Angeles Jewish News. In 1977, he lauched his television program.

JLTV — America’s 24-hour Jewish television network, was founded in 2006 and is currently available in over 42 million homes across all 50 states and Canada.

Sunday, September 21 2014
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

JLTV Studios
Encino, CA 91436

Business Attire
Jewish Dietary Laws Observed
Hosted Parking

For information about this event, please call 818-786-4000.
To learn more about JLTV, please visit JLTV.tv.

 

The Bel Air Affaire 2014
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Barbara attended (and is on the dinner committee for) this scholarship-supporting event — an extraordinary architectural experience and a captivating evening showcasing a stunning collaboration of design, art, cuisine and entertainment.

Honoring with Pride and Admiration, Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award Recipients Bari & Steven Good and Ronda & Barry Lippman.
As always, the prceeds from this event go to scholarships for students at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

At a private home in Beverly Hills, CA

For more information please visit afhu.org/events/belairaffaire2014

Brent Shapio foundationThe Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol And Drug Awareness
The Summer Spectacular Under the Starts


The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol And Drug Awareness present this spectacular fundraiser hosted by Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood. Barbara won't be able to attend due to the time conflct with The Bel Air Affaire but she, of course, continues to support the organization.

Dinner by WP Catering.
Wine by Rarry Ruvo & Southern Wines and Spirits.
Entertianment by David Foster's new discovery, Brenna Whitaker.
Performance by Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars.

Honoring Jack Osbourne.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
6:30 p.m.

Black & White & Red Cocktail Attire Under The Stars
at a Glamorous New Private Estate

To learn more about the Brent Shapiro Foundation and this event, or to learn how you can support this cause, please visit BrentShapiro.org, or follow on Twitter using @BrentShapiroOrg.

 

American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA) Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design

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Barbara Lazaroff was again asked to presented these awards, which honor excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges, and nightclubs. The awards recognize both Jury winners, as well as People’s Choice winners, which are voted on by the general public.

The awards followed Behind Great Restaurant Design, an onstage presentation featuring the finalists and judges in conversation.

Friday, June 20, 2014
3:30 p.m.

LA Convention Center
GE Monogram Innovation Stage
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

The awards are on part of a three day event. Information and the full schedule, which runs Friday through Sunday, was at DwellOnDesign.com/schedule.

If you're curious about more past events which with Barbara Lazaroff has been involved, please visit her Events page.

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