Pasadena Playhouse 2012 Gala

The Board at the Pasadena Playhouse was apparently tired of the same-ol' same-ol' fundraisers, so for this one they just threw a big party for their patrons. A little evening music from Wayne Foster Entertainment, some Playhouse musical performances, gorgeous table designs from My Flower Guy, a cigar lounge, signature beverages, and STELLAR food and dessert from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Sounds like a winning formula to empty wallets if you ask me! Here are some of our favorite pictures from the evening's festivities, held at a private estate in the exclusive San Marino neighborhood: 

2011 Hospital Hero Awards

When the National Health Foundation hosts events like the Hospital Hero Awards to honor outstanding individuals in the nursing field, you're sure to hear some inspiring stories and meet some people who really, really make a difference. Another great event celebrating great people. The event itself was bathed in rich golden hues, designed by Simply Mumtaz Events and executed by J&M Entertainment, at the Downtown Los Angeles Marriott.

ABC consumer reports specialist Ric Romero hosted the luncheon.