Posted by Anisha | Posted in Pamper Me Fabulous | Posted on 3/22/2010
Pamper Me Fabulous - March 28, 2010, Vibiana, Los Angeles
I love attending foodcentric events! Whether it's a wine tasting or the immensely successful flustercluck known as the First Annual LA Food Fest, or charitable bake sales, you'll probably find me chowing and snapping pictures of my latest bite! Pamper Me Fabulous is another great event focused on pampering the mind, the body, and surprisingly, the palate!
I will be attending Pamper Me Fabulous on 3/28 and covering the culinary aspect of the event. To get the inside bite, I contacted the event coordinator and through email, we bonded over our love of cupcakes and chocolate. More information about the event and how to purchase tickets is below, but here are some of the vendors I'm looking forward to taste:
A bean-to-bar chocolatier that manually grinds the cacao bean as the ancient Mayans and Aztecs did over 2,000 years ago. They only make dark chocolate and dilutive ingredients such as soy powder or additional cocoa butter. I love that they praise their ingredients as "natural as Mother Nature intended our food to be."
As a girl who's been brought up on pb & j and sack lunches, I'm a fan of any company who's slogan is "redefining lunch in a box." This particular, chef-driven company delivers box lunches all over Los Angeles to your doorstep or cubicle! The bread is baked daily and imported from Breadbar and meats are hormone-free and sustainably farmed (huge plus!). Sandwiches can also be deconstructed and made into salads! These gourmet box lunches can be purchased at the event for only $11.
My Sweet Cupcake
I was a bit shocked when I heard this cupcakery is located in South Pasadena, very near and dear to my 'hood! I can't believe I haven't tried their cupcakes, which are rumored to taste very homemade and extremely moist! Can't wait to put the rumors to rest and report back about these frosty, trendy treats!
A food and wine catering company, Room Forty, is all about cooking with your heart. They hold their own private dinners in addition to catering for private events. VIP members can look forward to appetizers featuring local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Here's a sneak peek of three appetizers:
- Autumn Soup Shooters: chestnut soup, fried sage demi glasses
- Endive Cups: endive, bing cherries, candied almonds, juniper berry gastrique
- The Spa: heirloom tomato, meyer lemon, Panzenella salad
These are only a few of the amazing food vendors at Pamper Me Fabulous! Other dessert and "free-flowing" drink stations will be pampering your palate at the event including HintMint, Mignon Chocolate, Cabot Cheese, Barefoot Wine, Pop Chips, POM, Luna Bar... and the list goes on!
Now that you're drooling, would you like a spa and beauty treatment to go with that?
Full Press Release from Pamper Me Fabulous:
Need a break? Pamper Me Fabulous – the spa, beauty, shopping, eating, relaxing event of the year – is almost here! Makes you want to sigh with relief, doesn’t it?
This year, Pamper Me Fabulous takes place on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 at the Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. The event gives sophisticated (read: overworked and stressed-out) women the opportunity to relax and get the red-carpet treatment. More than 10 top-notch spas and beauty companies from Los Angeles and Southern California will be offering Pamper Me Fabulous guests mini spa & beauty treatments including brow shaping with Romãn Salon, hand massages from Bliss Spa, facials from Lierac Paris, to name a few.
In addition to the luxurious spa and beauty treatments, guests will enjoy free-flowing drinks and attend pro-led breakouts covering topics from beauty to health & wellness at the expert corner. The Fabulous Finds Bazaar will allow women to participate in some “retail therapy,” and all attendees will get a swag bag filled with beauty and other fabulous goodies.
VIP Ticket: $100
General Ticket: $25
The best news is that 10% of each ticket purchased will go to Step Up Women’s Network, a national network of women dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls.