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Blanca Quintanilla is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who covers a variety of local arts and entertainment events for LifeInLA.com. Her passion for writing developed during her teens while studying abroad in Florence, Italy where she embraced the beauty of cultural discovery and simple writing; Additionally, Blanca has contributed as an active community participant in World Wide Views Alliance events to facilitate environmental solutions related to global warming. Her hobbies include yoga, healthy eating, traveling, and practicing a debt-free lifestyle. She holds a BSBM degree (Bachelors of Science in Business Management) along with certifications in human resources and business management from California State University at Dominguez Hills and the University of Phoenix.

Recap: Fashion Week – Driven By Design In Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Friday October 4th, 2013. The DRIVEN BY DESIGN LA production team and LA Fashion Alumni from the Institute of Fashion Design and Merchandising (FIDM) kicked off this year’s Los Angeles Fashion Week.

Focusing on prominent Los Angeles fashion designers, interior designers, beauty, grooming and automotive brands, attendees celebrated the opening [...]

Recap: Ariebella Beauty Studio Hollywood Launch To Benefit Local Homeless Shelter

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Maggie Thach of Ariebella Beauty Studio (Photo Credit: George Ray)

Ariebella-Beauty Studio Owner Maggie Thach and Rich Girl Productions celebrated the studio’s launch Sunday September 1 Hollywood style–surrounded by friends, family and celebrities.

Rich Girl’s Productions turned Ariebella studio’s backyard into an elegant party-reception room covered with satin white curtains and cocktail tables [...]

Recap: New Media Film Festival Honoring Stories Worth Telling

New Film Media Festival 2013- Left to right Founder / Director Susan Johnston and International Artist- Irina Meleeva
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The 4th Annual New Media Film Festival captivated opening-night attendees at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., celebrating the interactivity of emerging technologies and formats for media. The festival, ‘Honoring [...]

Recap: Dominguez And Shelley Morrison Host Weaving The Past: Journey of Discovery Benefit In LA

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From left to right Shelley Morrison of “Will and Grace” and husband Walter Dominguez on the red carpet at their benefit screening of Weaving the Past Journey of Discovery, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. (Photo Credit: De Waal & Associates )

It takes a great deal of determination, love [...]

The Montage Beverly Hills Offers A Variety Of Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day 2013

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While countries around the world celebrate their own Mother’s Day at different times throughout the year, several countries, including the United States, celebrate it on the second Sunday of May. Have you ever wondered how this holiday started? Well, in the United States, the origins of the Holiday go back to 1907 when Anna [...]

Tomorrow At The Skylight Theatre Company In Los Angeles

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Skylight Theatre Company, Rogue Machine, and York Theatre Royal present Donald Freed‘s new play – Tomorrow. Owned by the Beverly Hills Playhouse, the intimate 99-seat Skylight Theatre sits in the acclaimed artistic Los Feliz area, a bordering Hollywood district of Los Angeles.

Geoffrey Forward, Salome Jens and Jenn Robbins (Photo Credit: John Flynn)

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UCLA Institute Of Environment And Sustainability Recognizes Al Gore And Lyn Lear

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former Vice President Al Gore. Photo Credit : Vince Bucci

UCLA IOES Director Glen MacDonald, Lyn Lear, and former Vice President- Al Gore. Photo Credit: Vince Bucci

The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES)-an organization dedicated to generating knowledge and solving regional and global environmental problems, presented its 2nd Annual Gala, An Evening of Environmental Excellence, at the Beverly Hills home [...]

Ruskin Group Theatre Presents Paradise: A Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy

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Bill Robertson, Tom Sage and Cliff Wagner’s new musical, Paradise: A Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy, at Santa Monica’s Ruskin Group Theatre under direction of Dan Bonnell. Dwells in stereotypes of the people in a poor coal-mining town, the arrival of an evangelical Christian minister and the related arrival of a Hollywood film crew aiming to produce a reality TV show with the intent to feature the imperfections and afflictions of the town. [...]

Children’s Institute Partners With Baby Buggy Launch Making The Start Of A Safe Sleep Campaign

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Los Angeles-Samantha Harris (Photo Credit: Nathanson’s Photography Inc.)

According to Los Angeles County statistics, more than 200 infants under the age of 12 months have died due to unsafe sleeping practices in the past three years. Last year alone, of all preventable infant deaths, 50 percent were attributed to unsafe sleeping habits: being [...]

Recap: Lights Camera Cure 2013 Dance-A-Thon To Benefit Four Diamonds Fund

Lights Camera Cure 2013 Dance-A-Thon

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Drew Seeley and his fiancée Amy Paffrath , Kenton Duty, Daniel Curtis Lee, Tyler James Williams, Gia Mantegna, Drake Bell, Christian Serratos, Devon Werkheiser were among the celebrities that hit the red carpet at the Lights Camera Cure 2013 Dance-A-Thon to benefit Four Diamonds Fund held at Avalon in Hollywood on Sunday [...]

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