On Monday, October 4th, celebs and VIP’s gathered at a beautiful private golf club in the Toluca Lake/Burbank area to support the George Lopez Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates positive change for underprivileged individuals and military families with education and health challenges, while also raising awareness about kidney disease and organ donation.
Attendees also scored big with some fabulous luxury gifts and goodies at Doris Bergman’s 4th Annual Gratitude Lounge which was conveniently located in the Clubhouse’s beautiful Vista Room. The “Gratitude Lounge” was co hosted by Casa De Campo Hotel Resort & Villas, Caribbean Living Magazine and Twisted Silver Jewelry.
Being held indoors, the event was also Covid conscious. Proof of vaccination was required to attend and announcements were made reminding everyone to wear masks inside.
George Lopez, Lu Parker, Adrian Gonzalez, Andy Vargas, Brian Krause, Cedric The Entertainer, Celine Pelofi, Christopher Judge, Derrex Brady, D.L. Hughley, Debbe Dunning, Dennis Haysbert, Dondre Whitfield, Dr. Jason Diamond, Galen Gering, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pesci, Kelly Sheehan and Kim Estes were a few of the celebs that were treated to gifts from VIP sponsors:
Diamond Veneer creates their exquisite sparkling jewelry with a ‘coating process’ that utilizes an Eco friendly Green process without using Radiation or harsh chemicals. Diamond Veneer has used this new innovative technique to create beautiful and unique rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, loose stones, sets and more. www.diamondveneer.com
Hypo Footwear is a fresh new face to the sneaker world – a junction of style and performance. .Their Mission – Strive to bring comfort, style, and innovation to the competitor in all of us. www.hypofootwear.com
George Lopez with Hypo Footwear Mark Rolston with Hypo Footwear
Mperial is a high-end fashionable sportswear company that designs custom sportswear with a great fit for everyone. www.mperialsportswear.com
TWISTED SILVER JEWELRY
Twisted Silver Jewelry was created by Debra Mitchell and offers unique jewelry made from recycled and found objects. You can enjoy a new piece of jewelry every month by joining the Twisted Girls Club ( a.k.a. TGC), which is a monthly jewelry subscription box. www.twisted-silver.com
Yancey Arias with Twisted Silver Jewelry Brian Krause with Twisted Silver Jewelry
Naztech is an award winning company that blends advanced innovative technology with precision stylish craftsmanship, to produce premium wireless accessories. www.naztech.com
Joe Mantegna with Naztech Dennis Haysbert with Naztech
Chokolatta is a family owned business with a passion for cacao. They creates a wide variety of products (sweetened, gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, etc.) as a way for everyone to enjoy the richness of cacao. Their products are handmade in small batches with all-natural ingredients. No preservatives. They are inspired by Pre-Hispanic recipes and their shops reflect the ancient Mayan culture where you can escape and take you on a journey somewhere else. www.chokolatta.biz
Lu Parker with Chokolatta Roland Martin with Chokolatta
Milena LA creates kosher organic non-toxic “GREEN” Healthy candles and solid perfume Shea body butter. Her items are handmade or handcrafted. www.milenala.com
George Lopez with Milena LA Alysha DeValle with Milena LA
Beauty Kitchen® was born from a belief that the world deserves 100% natural skincare and cosmetics without the use of chemical preservatives.
Their products are hand-made fresh at their facilities in the USA, and are always Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, and Sulfate-Free. https://beautykitchenonline.co
George Lopez with The Beauty Kitchen Patrika Darbo with The Beauty Kitchen
Raw Gear is a Southern California who’s fitness wear for men, reflects the latest trends with exceptional quality. #letsgetbettertogether www.bmfitgear.com
The Syndicate is a SoCal based cannabis dispensary with one of California’s largest selection of products. Whether it’s organic top-shelf flower or super effective CBD products, amazing edibles or the industry’s finest vape cartridges, they offer something for everyone. They set the standard for what a dispensary should look like, and we will always have your back – every day of the year. www.socalthesyndicate.com
George Lopez with The Syndicate
Hint Water kept everyone hydrated. They offer natural fruit essence flavored water with no sugar and zero calories. Fruit-Infused Flavored Water and Sun and Body Items by Hint (drinkhint.com)
CASA DE CAMPO HOTEL RESORT & VILLAS
CASA DE CAMPO® Resort & Villas opened in La Romana, almost 50 years ago, as the first resort in the Dominican Republic. We have been a favorite luxury destination for discerning travelers and celebrities who relish the private gated community for its safe and exclusive setting. We are known as the best golf resort in the world. Experience the 3 Pete Dye golf courses include Teeth of the Dog, the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean. The activities are world-class — 7 outstanding restaurants including the stunning new Minitas Beach Club, a Marina, Equestrian Center featuring Polo, Shooting Course, great shopping, and 3 private pristine white sand beaches. If you want the best, the most, and the first in the Caribbean, your Casa de Campo experience awaits in La Romana for you to experience privacy as the new luxury. Casa de Campo | Dominican Republic Luxury Golf Resort
Dondre Whitfield with Casa De Campo Resort George Lopez with Casa De Campo Resort Norm Nixon with Casa De Campo Resort
DULCE VIDA ORGANIC TEQUILA
Dulce Vida Organic Tequila is Organic, 100% Blue Agave from the Los Altos (Highlands). Handcrafted in the Jalisco region of Mexico. They have infused their award-winning 100% blue agave blanco tequila with refreshing all-natural flavors of lime and Grapefruit. dulcevidaSpirits.com
CARIBBEAN LIVING MAGAZINE
Caribbean Living Magazine -Travel Beyond the Beach www.caribbeanlivingmagazine.com
Lu Parker with Caribbean Living Magazine
There were also a few additional sponsors that included products for guests in the VIP Bags provided by Twisted Silver.
The RDC Collective, Popcornopolis, Actual Veggies, Simply Gum, Liquid Death, Essentia Water, La Flore Skincare, Kamshield, Doll Babee Cheesecakes, Chipz Happen, C20 Coconut Water, Earth Bands, Peatos Healthy Snacks, Swipz Wipes and Zevia.
The Ultimate DJ – Mr. Craig Scime
Most importantly, is the fabulous turn-out to support the George Lopez Foundation, whose mission is to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children, adults and military families confronting challenges in education and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease and organ donation. For more information go to: www.georgelopezfoundation.org
All Photos Courtesy of Doris Bergman