good causes...

We had the wonderful pleasure of attending this event on Saturday, the Extravaganza for the Senses benefiting the Saban Free Clinic. For over 42 years, the Saban Free Clinic has provided hope and health care for men, women and children who have nowhere else to turn. Over 40 restaurants served amazing nibbles and 100 wineries provided tastes at 20th Century Fox Studios. Highlights were the generous silent auction items, the photo booth by Polite in Public, and samplings from The Foundry (Grilled Cheese taleggio/raisin bread/apricot-caper puree), Citizen Smith (Smith's Mac & Cheese and the Jalepeno Tuna Tartar) and Mr. Cecil's Ribs (the beef ribs) YUM.

Laughing with Debbie Lee from The Next Food Network Star, and watching Jeffrey Saad doing a demonstration..
Thomas likes this itty bitty ice cream cone.

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On Sunday, July 26, 2009 I will be racing with my team, Tangerine Dream, in the Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta. We need your help in winning the trophy, because the more money we raise, the better our heat and starting position. All proceeds benefit 826LA, which is dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Please help me reach my fundraising goals by making a donation here- 826LA Paddle Boat Regatta

Every little bit helps, even just $5 or $10, and any donation of $20 or more is fully tax-deductible. And if you're in LA, come on down to the Echo Park Lake on Sunday to cheer us on. Or mock our costumes. Thanks!