The project, PROJECT: REMEMBER, kicks off during The Downtown LA Art Walk atop five of Gallery Row‘s tallest buildings and was created to raise awareness to and honor the lives of US soldiers lost in Afghanistan.
Artist LEBA will lead five groups of volunteers in the evening hours of October 13th to release 1700+ balloons, each lit and tagged with the name of a fallen solider, from the rooftops of downtown LA. The impressively sized project is aimed at raising public awareness of the over 1,700 lives lost in war in Afghanistan, and also encourage public action to support the return of troops still in Afghanistan.
LEBA, one of LA’s most politically aware and responsible artists, states his concerns and why he was motivated to create The Remember Project,
“It has taken 10 years, 1600 United States military dead, and over 1 million civilians killed, to kill one man, Osama Bin Laden. Now that we’ve got him, it’s time to heal our country. Let’s support our troops by bringing them home, to their families and lives, before we add one more balloon to the sky.”
In preparation of the event, we have launched a Kickstarter to help fund this project. You can help us make the evening happen by visiting the Kickstarter page and donating here. Any extra proceeds raised will go to the Wounded Warriors foundation.
Interested parties can also support the cause by simply visiting the PROJECT: REMEMBER website at http://projectremember.us and sign a petition that will be sent to Congress to request the return of our troops to home soil.
In addition to the balloon launch, The Loft Salon in the heart of Downtown LA will be hosting a fundraising art show, as part of their monthly art series FRINGE, in conjunction with the project to raise money for Wounded Warriors at the Santa Fe Lofts, 560 S. Main Street, in the heart of the Downtown LA Art Walk. The show, which will be ground zero for the evening, will feature prominent and up & coming street artists from the Los Angeles area and will run until 11:00pm the night of the project launch and is free to attend with art proceeds going to the charity Wounded Warriors. More details coming soon on the art show aspect.
To view and participate in the event, simply be at the Downtown LA Art Walk on October 13th and look up into the sky and join us after the balloon launch for an inspiring art event:
The Loft Salon in The Santa Fe Lofts
560 S. Main St, #8w
8:00 – 11:00pm, Thursday October 13th, 2011
We hope to see you there!
*An Eco-Friendly Project: PROJECT: REMEMBER has been designed to be as eco-friendly as possible. Each balloon will be released with only enough helium to reach a height just above the buildings we are releasing them from in order to ensure they drop in populated areas, most desirably at the ArtWalk grounds where over 6,000 people are expected to attend. Each balloon is designed to be a “piece of art” in and of itself, complete with all the project’s information and links so that when falling to the ground, people will want to pick it up, retrieve the info upon it and participate. Our balloons are biodegradable and we are using natural and recycled materials where possible.*
Source: The Site Unscene
This past Tuesday, September 13th guest arrived at Gonpachi of Beverly Hills to celebrate and relish in the fun at the 2nd Annual ‘Endless Summer’ Primetime Emmy® Suite. As one of the favorable events surrounding the Emmy Awards show, Doris Bergman and Kathy Duliakas didn’t cut any corners when producing this festive occasion. Co-hosted by Oliver Sweeney and presented by Vitabath® guest were in for a treat.
Over 100 of Hollywood’s favorite stars attended the highly anticipated event to celebrate Emmy Award Week. They had an assortment of gifts to choose from. The restaurant was full of irresistible hors d’oeuvres as well as incredible gifts ranging from comforting body and skin care, innovative electronics, sultry lingerie, fitness footwear, one of a kind jewelry, ridiculously complimenting swimwear, tasty treats, exotic cocktails and much, much, more!
William Shatner said, “Elizabeth and I are always treated so well and I thank you!” And, ‘Bachelor Pad’ hotties Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl said, “This event is amazing — it’s a party with great gifts — we’re being spoiled!”
Not only did attendees receive exquisite gifts, many of them donated school supplies, backpacks and money to the “I Have a Dream” Foundation® – Los Angeles (IHAD-LA) which provides academic, social and cultural enrichment services to under-served youth and their families. Cheryl Hines (‘Suburgatory’ & ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’) dashed into the party, headed right for the charity and exclaimed, “I just came for the kids — I don’t want anything — I just want to help the kids,” as she donated multiple backpacks and was gone in a flash!
Overall, this gift suite was one of kind and anyone who missed it will have to wait until next year for their invite.
Not to mention there were too many guests to keep track of but check out the list below to find your favorite celebrities.
‘Bachelor Pad’ trio Michael Stagliano, Vienna Girardi & Kasey Kahl; Amy Rider (‘Secret Life of the American Teenager’), Andrea Gabriel (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Cheryl Hines, Chris McDonald, Christine Devine, Dee Wallace, Primetime Emmy Nominee Dot-Marie Jones, Eric Roberts, Fiona Gubelmann (‘Wilfred’), Jackee Harry, James Kyson Lee (‘Hawaii: Five-O’), ‘Body of Proof’s’ Jeri Ryan, Nicholas Bishop & Windell Middlebrooks, Jillian Rose Reed (‘Awkward’), Joe Mantegna (‘Criminal Minds’), Judd Nelson, Kevin Farley, Lenny Jacobson (‘Nurse Jackie’), Madison Michelle, Malese Jow (‘Vampire Diaries’), Marisa Ramirez, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Damian Whitewood, Peta Mergatroyd, Chelsie Hightower and Kyle Massey, Primetime Emmy Nominee Randee Heller, Rex Lee from ‘Entourage,’ half-pint darling Rowan Blanchard (‘SPY KIDS’), Sofia Milos, Tamala Jones (‘Castle’), Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Tyrone Davis, Vanessa Lengies (‘Glee’ new series regular), Wes Ramsey (‘CSI: Miami’), William Shatner, to name a few, were among the bevy of celebrities and industry VIPs who were treated to the best of the best!
It wouldn’t have been the red carpet treatment with the gifts and services so BIG thank you to:
Oliver Sweeney – THE couture designer of men’s footwear; Joya footwear – the world’s softest shoe for men and women; athletic socks by Experia – powered by Thorlo Pads; elegant jewelry for him and her by ROYCEWARE; fashion-forward dresses by Single® by Galina Sobolev; The B Bag™ by LisaBerck™; women’s T’s & hoodies by Guerilla Lifestyle; the new Vitabath® Fragrance Collection; Spongeables® LLC shower treats; Dulcenealingerie; stunning swimwear by BECCA® by Rebecca Virtue; Bootights® by Leg Up™; luxury skin care by Stemulation™ and Prana SpaCeuticals™; keep that camera-ready face in place with Model in a Bottle®; cool down with Cool Off - The Quick Chill Icy Cold Towelettes; Live In Fitness, an all-inclusive Los Angeles fitness retreat; Neuro® healthy functional drinks; Rev7™ – a revolutionary new chewing gum; Whirl-a-Style®; Hotty Hoody® Cool Sleeve; UhHuhh™ by Intenuum Innovation™; iStick™ Hands Free Cellular; author Lennie Ross and her new ‘tongue & cheek’ book entitled “Blow Me!”; Zestra® Essential Arousal Oils™; five-star cuisine created by Executive Chef Yasu Kusano of Gonpachi of Beverly Hills; “Crazy Delicious”, “Outstanding” Antonia’s Nuts™; Hawaii’s Waialua Soda Works and Hawaiian Springs® Water; Blue Angel Ultra Premium Vodka and Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueurs
Fashion night out served as the ideal vessel to transition from Summer to Fall. Numerous store-chains, boutiques and shops participated in the global fashion event, which embraced and celebrated the art of fashion. From downtown LA, to Melrose and back to the 90210 both sexes embraced the occasion to strut their style with more glamour and glitz.
It was quite the occasion to see the normally causal, flip-flop and jeans dress code of Los Angeles do a 180 and opting for tailored dresses, stilettos, brogues and bowties. Everyone was equipped with their name brand designs and dressed the nines.
Throughout the night the stores offered, discounts, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music (or DJ).
Celebrity, host and actor, Sam Sarpong hosted American Vintage in Melrose FNO, runway show and event. Sam, along with both talented stylist, Nyvia Weathersby and Sergio Joseph showcased a spectacular event. The bar served some tasty beverages while the show catered to your fashion needs. The show was invited the fellas and ladies to explore and indulge in vintage wear for our rendition of fall.
Take a look at the slideshow to uncover the styles and looks from the runway show (photos are curteosy of Rubina Photography.
For more information visit American Vintage Celebrated FNO LA 2011 with a runway show & Sam Sarpong.
If you’re like me, this weekend has opened up a wellspring of relaxation and moments of freedom. The holiday allotted me free-time for a fashionable must-read. Indeed, this quick read was envisioned for men, but I fell head-over-heels for the 10 essential skills. This book neatly organizes and explains 10 skills that every young boy should know as he transitions into manhood. After indulging in Men: 10 Essential Skills The Professional’s Guide it seemed only fair to share my enthusiasm!
Robert Valdes-Rodriguez, the founder and president of RVR, a luxury neckwear company, has enlisted the help of his professional circle of friends to produce this go-to guide. It’s full of expert advice for men of all sorts, but especially for those who are working upward toward professional success.
The book is laid out in such a manner you can quickly locate and access the chapters that matter most to you and your interests. However, each chapter is rich with enough knowledge and expertise that it could be helpful to you, no matter what exactly you are looking for.
One of my favorite quotes is, “I always say you can hide a bad belt or a bad pair of shoes, but you can’t hide a bad tie.” I’ve seen too many men walking around with horrible ties to disagree, although I think a man should invest in some nice dress shoes too!
The breadth of know-how is presented on nearly every page but there were a few that fancied me:
- Tie your tie with your collar down just as you would wear it.
- Skill II: Swing a Golf Club
- Master the art of poker and put on your poker face
- Skill IV: Drive a Stick Shift (I do that in LA’s infamous traffic. It’s a wonderful skill to learn.)
Every young man should get a chance to learn from these professionals. Personally, I will be wrapping this book up to send to my brother who is a newly minted college freshman. Acquiring this knowledge now will be a huge help for him. Lord knows he knows nothing about a good tie. This is a great gift to that man in your life, young and old, who would benefit from some good tips. Even as a working woman, I can say some of this advice could be a great help.
For more information visit link Must read – Men: 10 Essential Skills, The Professional’s Guide.