Bikinis and a Hollywood pool party—that’s one way to throw a fundraiser!
Tawney Bevacqua, co-founder of Live Like You’re On Vacation (LLYOV), discovered the group and immediately joined twenty other women from Odanadi on a 600-mile bike ride across India to help spread awareness.
Her efforts did not stop there. Teaming up with her friend and fellow LLYOV co-founder, Kayla Morrisey, the girls started an editorial site focused on a lifestyle of travel, global awareness and helping others. Live Like You’re On Vacation is now a growing community made up of socially conscious members that love adventure, outreach and giving back.
Gathering other local, charitable brands, including Sofia by ViX, The Neshama Project, Affirmats, Navitat and Stone+Cloth, LLYOV organized the Live Like You’re On Vacation Pool Party Presented by Sofia by ViX to further support Odanadi. Besides a raffle raising proceeds for the cause, the event featured music by DJ Ella Fresh, live art by Nate Siggard and pop-up shops from many of the sponsors. The highlight of the afternoon was an exclusive fashion show launching the Summer 2013 Collection of Sofia by ViX, a bohemian-inspired offshoot label of Brazilian resortwear brand, ViX Paula Hermanny.
It was an afternoon of sips and swimwear, cabanas, and causes. Indeed, a true—judging by the host of generous Angelenos—pool party with a purpose.
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