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Recap: 31st Annual Fundraiser For The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara

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Smiling faces of children greet you at the door and music entices you further inside. A giant moon hangs above globe string lights, creating a cozy Italian milieu. Event Coordinator and active member for over ten years, Melissa Gough made sure it was a night the audience wouldn’t forget and she succeeded. “It’s […]

Art of Craft Brings Philanthropy To The Arts


Art of Craft has built business on goodwill and artistic expression. Partnering with renowned artists across the country, they not only bringing awareness to causes of the artist’s choice, they’ve inspired artists to reach beyond the limits, expanding their craft into places yet discovered. Tu Pham, Derek Galkin and Sal Masekela are the leaders […]

New Directions Travel for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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The dance floor is packed and I’m sweating bullets. Elvis is hopping from table to table and the band leader is now playing the guitar behind his head. We are at the Santa Barbara Recreation Center and “Dance like nobody’s watching” is the collective mantra that has been cast upon the crowd. I’m at […]

Cash And Rocket: Fashion Brands Go On Tour To Help Women And Children Globally

(Photo Credit: Cash & Rocket)

(Photo Credit: Cash & Rocket)

High fashion and road trips go together like mixed prints; at first glance, you think they’d clash but after combining the two, you feel the magic. Welcome to Cash and Rocket, which was created to bring fashion and luxury brands together in order to make a difference to […]

Charity Spotlight: Soldier Socks

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Selflessness at its finest, a soldier’s life is one of love, pride, and getting the job done. Many of our troops overseas face daily provocations with lack of simple hygienic items we take for granted, while many returning home face the difficult task of assimilating back into civilian life. Luckily for us, there is […]

What The Folk Music Festival In Awendaw, SC To Benefit Carolina Studios


Southern music, spanish moss, yummy food, great beer, better friends. A little slice of heaven is taking place on April 11 – 12, 2014 in Awendaw, SC for the first ever What The Folk Festival. “What the Folk Festival was formed through a friendship with Todd Snider and his love of playing in this […]

Charity Meets AW 14 Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton

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“Never forget that what becomes timeless was once truly new, he tells Vanity Fair’s April issue. “What I find most interesting in fashion is that it has to reflect our time… People used to define me as a futurist designer, but, you know, the future is now for […]

Charity Meets AW 14 Paris Fashion Week: Jean Paul Gaultier

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Finale walk with Jean Paul Gaultier. Photo Credit: News Times

The Fall Winter 2014 collection of Jean Paul Gaultier brings new meaning to the term, “British invasion”. Designer Jean Paul Gaultier put on a show you won’t soon forget. I don’t know what’s more surprising; having an entire collection base on intergalactic planetary […]

Vivienne Westwood’s Mountain Hat Worn By Pharrell To 2014 Grammys On Auction For Charity

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Pharrell and Daft Punk at 2014 Grammy Awards. Photo Credit: GQ Magazine

The ultimate hat trick: pulling almost fifteen thousand dollars out of a one-hundred eighty dollar hat all for the love of charity. The Vivienne Westwood “Mountain Hat”, which Pharrell wore to the 2014 Grammy Awards, has been the most talked about […]

Charity Meets Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014: Tommy Hilfiger

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Tommy Hilfiger. Photo Credit: Vision Plus Magazine.

A mix between boarding school prepster and sexy Americana style, Tommy Hilfiger has captured the essence of American fashion since breaking into menswear in 1985. Hilfiger’s women’s wear collections show his classic menswear aesthetic with a Tommy-boy twist. A girl next door femme-fetale of sorts. The […]

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