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A Night For Green Beauty

 

 

A Night For Green Beauty is an annual premiere beauty and shopping event founded by Victoria Fantauzzi and Karen King, co-founders and creators of La Bella Figura one of the leading and most beloved beauty brands in natural beauty. Victoria and Karen saw a need to present non-toxic products, education and the passion behind creators to the public in a fun open forum in an effort to create awareness in an emerging industry. The success of ANFGB has grown over the last three years and has been widely anticipated as "The Beauty Party Of The Year" for fans, retailers, media and participating brands. This is an extraordinary collaboration bringing brands and community together in a spirited and positive environment. We're very proud of our participating brands and sponsors who work collectively to highlight green beauty and fundraise for nonprofits and charities. To learn more please visit our official, A Night For Green Beauty website www.anfgb.com

 

 

WIN VIP TICKETS TO OUR PRE-PARTY EVENT FROM 5-6PM! 

 

We are so thrilled to offer 2 very special tickets and a lovely package for you and a friend, Mom, Sister, fellow beauty lover to our private VIP reception on August 7th at the W Hotel Los Angeles-Westwood. This special pre-event is by invitation only and for leading beauty and industry insiders with a sneak peek of all the new launches from your favorite green beauty brands. Be the first to enjoy cocktails, appetizers, promos and special guests. Plus our #ANFGB VIP winner gets to take home an adorable totebag full of green beauty products, a $50 Pressed Juicery gift card, our brand new summer Golden Corrective Highlighter and an in person, one-on-one makeup makeover with celeb makeup artist Megan Porschen. To enter is super easy! Just answer on social media (any forum, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) How Do You Prepare For An Evening Out With Green Beauty Products and use our event hashtag #ANFGB. We will select a winner at random and the tickets and prizes will await you on event day at the W Hotel. Trust us, you're not going to want to miss out on this so start posting your answers and a winner will be chosen July 31, 2014. Good luck! (You may enter this contest more than once to increase your chance of winning)

So Much New Beauty And Our Contest Giveaway!!!

 

 

The time to celebrate green beauty has arrived! Gone are the days of unattractive packaging and strange scents that made you regret certain purchases. Green beauty has gotten glamorous, super effective and more coveted than ever before. It is not a trend, but a lifestyle and beauty choice for those seeking better quality products and safer choices for themselves and their loved ones. We are delighted that so many of our brands have become a part of your daily beauty regimen and the most sought after products with beauty editors, celebrities and the spa set. An exciting addition this year is that many of our brands will debut new products exclusively at A Night For Green Beauty and you will be some of the first to see, touch and sample these luxurious gems before they hit retail stores. Stay tuned for product launches from Gressa Skin, Kahina Giving Beauty, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom Skin and our new makeup collection debut...More Than Makeup
We are ready to celebrate starting now with a fun contest! All you need to do to enter is use our hashtag with any of your social media updates mentioning our event and we'll pick a winner from the tag. So easy! Use #ANFGB and on August 3, 2014 we'll select someone to win our entire new makeup collection: Brazilian Denise Golden Highlighter, Just Jenna Radiant Creme Blush, Damn Elvia Soothing Creme Eyeshadow and Lissette La Coquette Hydrating Lip Colour along with a gorgeous summer themed Claire Vivier clutch. What are you waiting for and start hastagging #ANFGB! We can't wait to see you at our free event on August 7, 2014 at the W Hotel Los Angeles-Westwood from 6-9pm. 
(This contest is open to US residents only)
Our Grand Prize Winner must use the hashtag #ANFGB on Twitter or Instagram or Pinterest or Facebook to qualify. Contest is open to US residents only. 

 

A Night For Green Beauty Makeup Artist In Residence-Megan Porschen

Eco-Makeup Artist Megan Porschen

 

Meet our gorgeous Makeup Artists In-Residence for A Night For Green Beauty, Megan Porschen. Megan is an experienced LA based makeup artist with an impressive resume in print, film, tv and celebrity clients. We are thrilled to have her professional expertise with natural and organic beauty and include her talent to our Organic Beauty Bar at ANFGB. Come meet Megan on August 7, 2014 from 6-9pm for a complimentary makeup tutorial and touchup. We can't wait until you all meet this beauty! 

 

 

 

Our Deluxe Beauty Boxes are a major hit! The last one sold out in 19 minutes via Goodebox and we are just amazed at all the excitement and generosity coming from all of you. With all proceeds from these treasures benefiting Baby2Baby you know you're doing good while looking good! The next box goes on sale June 30th and retails at $110 (includes shipping) Make sure to sign up with Goodebox to be on their VIP list for notification. The beauties at Goodebox are also drawing a random name from one of their ANFGB list to win a 3 month subscription to their monthly Goodeboxes and we heard from a reliable source that you won't want to miss their August subscription box. 

Don't forget to tag your Deluxe Beauty Box purchase on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Some of you will randomly be drawn to win luxury beauty prizes from our brands participating in ANFGB! #ANFGB #GreenBeautyLA #Goodebox 

 

 

The First Limited Edition Deluxe Beauty Box Sold Out In Two Hours! We couldn't be happier that these gorgeous luxury packed beauty boxes sold out because all of the proceeds from sales will be donated to our charity partner, Baby2Baby. The great news is Box #2 goes on sale Monday, June 16, 2014 via Goodebox. If you aren't already signed up do it fast so you're the first to receive an email Monday morning with a link to purchase. The next box has a retail value of over $350 with 7 full sized luxury products from May Lindstrom Skin, One Love Organics, Gressa Skin, Sheswai Lacquer, Alima Pure, Zoe Organics and Josh Rosebrook! Now that's the kind of luxury we all need. 

 

The Limited Edition Deluxe Beauty Box By A Night For Green Beauty And Goodebox Is Coming!

 

This Limited Edition Deluxe Beauty Box will become available at Goodebox on June 2. 2013, but you'll have to rush to make your purchase because there are only 200 available at $100, plus $10 shipping and handling. There will be four different versions of the Deluxe Beauty Box and each one will contain five full sized products from every brand participating in ANFGB with a retail value of over $300! If that doesn't sound wonderful enough for you,100% of the proceeds from the sale of these luxurious beauty boxes will go to a non-profit organization, Baby2Baby.org serving over 67,000 LA families in need. Now that is the kind of beauty we can all get on board with. 

This offer is only available to US residents at this time. No returns, substitutions or exchanges can be made. 

Sign up with Goodebox and be first to be notified when the first box is released for sale. This type of beauty won't be around long! 

 

 

We encourage guests to use Uber as a fast and effective mode of transportation. If driving, parking options are an inexpensive public parking lot on the corner of Hilgard and Gaylee (just steps away from the W), street parking or valet parking at The W Hotel.

 

THE W-LOS ANGELES-WESTWOOD

930 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

GENERAL DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL

From East

  • Take Interstate 10 (Santa Monica Freeway) West to Highway 405 (San Diego Freeway) North. Exit at Wilshire Boulevard.
  • Take Wilshire Boulevard East to Westwood Boulevard and turn left.
  • Proceed to Lindbrook and turn right.
  • Continue to Hilgard and turn left. The hotel is located on the right.

From West

  • Take Interstate 10 (Santa Monica Freeway) East to Highway 405 (San Diego Freeway) North. Exit at Wilshire Boulevard.
  • Take Wilshire Boulevard East to Westwood Boulevard and turn left.
  • Proceed to Lindbrook and turn right.
  • Continue to Hilgard and turn left. The hotel is located on the right.

From South

  • Take Highway 405 (San Diego Freeway) North to Wilshire Boulevard.
  • Take Wilshire Boulevard East to Westwood Boulevard and turn left.
  • Proceed to Lindbrook and turn right.
  • Continue to Hilgard and turn left. The hotel is located on the right.

From North

  • Take Highway 405 (San Diego Freeway) South to Wilshire Boulevard.

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We're excited to introduce our official, A Night For Green Beauty Event Ambassadors

 

 

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Enjoy some of our favorite dining, shopping and activities in the Los Angeles area.

                                             

 

Favorite Dining Spots

Gjelina-This busy Venice restaurant has been a favorite of locals and the LBF team since it opened its doors and made even the most hardcore meat eater respect vegetables like never before. The cuisine is contemporary American with an homage to the beauty of California produce. It is a must stop when in LA, but make sure to make a reservation, it’s always bustling! If you’re in no mood to wait you can order from its next door Take-Away for the freshest, yummiest "Fast Food" ever. Gjelina-1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (310) 450 1429 www.gjelina.com

Tavern-Located in Brentwood, Tavern is an elegant spot to meet your friends before heading out to catch a play or a movie. The bar is charming and old fashioned bartender service makes you want to plant yourself right there for a plate of pomme frites, gabbing and people watching. Do not miss the “Snicker Bar” dessert that we sometimes dream about! It is pure heaven disguised as chocolate, we promise. Tavern-11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood (310) 806 6464 www.tavernla.com

Q-If you’re a true sushi aficionado looking for an amazing experience and willing to shell out a pretty penny ($165 per person) you won’t be disappointed with this Omakase only dining experience. Everything is of the highest quality and the fermented tofu is out of this word luscious, flavorful and the service…flawless. Q-521 W 7th Ave., DTLA (213) 261 3479 www.qsushila.com

Scarpetta-We must give mention to this Italian treasure for its genius rendition of simple spaghetti with tomato sauce. A very well-traveled friend of ours couldn’t stop raving about the spaghetti and I thought perhaps she had just landed on earth and discovered pasta. Until, I tried for myself and almost cried, it is that good. The salads and soups are also lovely and delicious. I don’t know what the chef adds to his dishes, but they are comforting, light and keep us coming back for more. Scarpetta-Montage Beverly Hills 225 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills (310) 860-7970 www.montagebeverlyhills.com

Marix-Come with your most robust pals for the excellent margaritas, shrimp tacos and casual dining experience before dancing the night away in West Hollywood. This is a guaranteed fun spot and if you play your cards right you may run into Jennifer Aniston waiting in line for the bathroom or witness a group of happy diners burst into a cabaret performance right at the table next to yours. A favorite haunt of ours and a must share with best friends. Everyone leaves with smiles. Marix Tex Mex-1108 N Flores St., West Hollywood (323) 656 8800 www.marixtexmex.com

 

Favorite Shopping

Fred Segal-If you’ve never been to LA before Fred Segal is your ideal shopping destination. An upscale retailer with everything you ever dreamed of and more. The "more" being the little café located inside, perfect for an afternoon cappuccino and even better people watching. We prefer the Fred Segal on Melrose and Crescent Heights for its teeny tiny parking lot, but for you Santa Monica dwellers there is a Fred Segal right off the Promenade. Fred Segal-8118 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood (323) 651 1800 www.fredsegal.com

TENOVERSIX-A truly chic boutique without the stuffiness and all the latest fashion forward finds, we love this place for housing favorites like Vena Cava, Pamela Love Jewelry and Ilia Beauty. You won’t leave empty handed, but you will leave happy. TENOVERSIX-8425 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 330 9355 www.tenover6.com

Strange Invisible Perfumes-Walk into this sleek and sexy boutique right off of Abbot Kinney and you walk into a world of elegant perfumery done in 'old masters' style with natural botanicals and pure olfactive artistry. Every bottle is more gorgeous than the next and before you know it you will face a conundrum of which bottle to take home. That is not all, Strange Invisible Perfumes creates bath and body products to die for! Step past the front boutique to discover a well curated apothecary in back stocking gems like OdaciteRMS BeautyAlexis Smart Flower Remedies and more luxury products. The staff is ever so informative and friendly and if you’re lucky enough to chat with Akua pay close attention, she knows her stuff! We are especially thrilled to have Strange Invisible Perfumes as a brand participant in A Night For Green Beauty. Strange Invisible Perfumes-1138 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (310) 314 1505 www.siperfumes.com

The Detox Market-You are not likely to receive a warmer welcome when entering this adorable one stop apothecary shop. Once located in Venice and now in Beverly Hills, the atmosphere of this Los Angeles boutique is warm, fun and educational. The real deal. Owners Valerie Grandury and Romain Gaillard are eco-preneurs without pretense. I remember being lucky enough to visit The Detox Market’s first little pop up inside a boutique in Venice and thinking,  "I hope they open a store” and that they did, as a matter of fact several stores. I may not have discovered the exquisiteness of Kusmi Tea if it weren’t for this sweet place and there are many more natural brands to covet here. The boutique also houses co-founder, Valerie’s own line Odacite, a non-toxic treasure trove of skincare products Valerie began blending herself. Odacite is also a brand participating in A Night For Green Beauty and a treat you won’t want to miss! The Detox Market-8380 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, (323) 782 0421 www.thedetoxmarket.com

Brentwood Country Mart-One of our all time favorite locations for an afternoon of shopping, brunching and juice drinking. Let us count the ways this country mart is unlike what you may think of when you hear the words, “country mart.” First and very importantly it is where we first experienced our first sip of Pressed Juicery. It is located in the courtyard and is so tiny and the first ever location of what is now an inspiring brand of delicious fresh juice we can’t get enough of. When you finish your vanilla almond milk head over to the mart and step inside a string of bungalow styled shops. You are sure to flush over the silky soft t-shirts at James Perse, discover a chic pair of shoes at Jenni Kayne or indulge in delicious body oils and marula based face creams by African Botanics at Space NK. (Another brand we’re highlighting at ANFGB!) Pick up writing journals and a thick stock of thank you cards at Sugarpaper before heading out. Of course, you can’t leave the mart without eating at Farmshop. It’s a staple for us and everything is super fresh and California delicious. Brentwood Country Mart-225 26th St and San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica www.brentwoodcountrymart.com 

 

Favorite Activities

Franklin Canyon Park-Beverly Hills has a secret and it’s this sprawling 605 acres of trails, greenery and wondrous public park. Yes, there are other parks and canyons where you may run smack dab into all of the health conscious beautiful people, but they are overly crowded and over hyped and you'll never find a decent place to park. Enjoy a nice hike or a picnic by the lake and keep your eyes peeled for colorful wildflowers and exciting wildlife that all make this park their home. Franklin Canyon Park-2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills

Griffith Park-Home to one of the nation’s largest parks, Griffith Park is where you’ll catch native Angelenos on any given Sunday with or without their families. The Greek Theater, New Zoo, Old Haunted Zoo, Observatory, Merry-Go-Round, Equestrian Trails and plenty more are wonderful popular attractions worth the visit. You can hike up to the Observatory and view the Hollywood sign clear as day or take a blanket and a book and just lay back for a dose of good old California sunshine. Griffith Park-4730 Crystal Springs Dr. Los Feliz

Los Angeles County Museum of Art-Such a super cool museum with a few impressive outdoor installations including the once controversial now endearing, ‘Levitated Mass.’ We love it in the summer when a fun outdoor Jazz series lures a diverse crowd to enjoy music, wine and gawking at one another to the museum grounds. LACMA-5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles (323) 857 6000

Venice Beach/Santa Monica-While it’s a tourist trap most certainly, superbly crowded on weekends and bombarded with skateboarders that will run you over when you blink, there is still a fun eccentric atmosphere as you browse this lively beach scene. First time visitors to LA won’t be bored or disappointed taking a long walk from Venice all the way to Santa Monica with the bright blue Pacific Ocean as your guide. If you’re an adult make a game of it by having a cocktail or two at a few favorite happy hour haunts like the rooftop bar at Hotel Erwin in Venice complete with a breathtaking 360 degree view of LA, Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica and if you aren’t too gruff or sandy between the ears the spectacular Huntley Hotel where the view is supreme, the cocktails quite tasty and dreams of staying in California forever. Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach

 

Farmers Markets-There is not a lack of a good Farmers Market in LA. With so many neighborhoods there is always a place on any day of the week where you will find organic strawberries and delicious kumquats. Our favorite Farmers Markets are located in Brentwood on Sunday, Mar Vista Farmers Market on Sunday, the Beverly Hills Farmers Market on Sunday and the diverse and foodie favorite Downtown LA Farmers Market on Friday. Come to LA and visit a Farmers Market and learn firsthand from growers all about what makes California produce so great. Make room in your suitcase for a bag of fresh right off the tree Meyer lemons.

 

Favorite Off The Beaten Path Spots

Brasil Brasil Cultural Center And Capoeira Batuque-In need of the most fun workout of your life? Come to the Cultural Center and take a samba, hip hop or zumba class with the energetic, gorgeous and Queen of dance, Gisella. Once you get into samba or zumba you won’t go back to your old boring treadmill or spinning class because every inch of your body feels the Brazilian beats and you look, oh so darn sexy sweating. Brasil Brasil Cultural Center and Capoeira Batuque-11928 Washington Blvd., Culver City (310) 397 3667

The Dresden-If you appreciate the world of Old School you will fall in love with The Dresden. This is an especially fun place for those that crave a piece of steak and a hearty cocktail. Make a reservation and swoop yourself up a fun date because you will go back in time with Jazz musicians Marty and Elayne who have been performing here for 18 years making The Dresden an institution. They will charm your pants off. Maybe you’ve seen the movie Swingers? Well get that out of your head and don’t be a poser! Have a shrimp cocktail and The Dresden’s signature cocktail, Blood and Sand, but most of all come because you miss good old fashioned supper clubs with live music and for goodness sakes, ask before taking pictures. We mentioned it was old school, right? The Dresden-1760 N Vermont Ave., Los Feliz (323) 665 4294

The Laurel Canyon Country Store-This isn’t just a neighborhood deli and small country store, it is an iconic landmark and music cultural center. Richly tied with the musicians of the 60’s and going even further back elegant movie stars like Errol Flynn and Clara Bow, the LCCS stands mightily on Laurel Canyon Boulevard as you make your way on to Mulholland Drive for a scenic drive. Stop in for a few sandwiches or delicious dulce de leche cookies and marvel in the store’s feel good vibes and important part of music history. If you feel like lingering make your way down the wooden steps for a Peace Pie at Pace, a neighborhood restaurant that’s been around since 1999 adding Italian charm to your grocery stop.  We have serious nostalgic ties to the country store and Pace and love saying hello when we’re in LA, you will too. The Laurel Canyon Country Store-2108 Laurel Canyon Blvd., (323) 654 8091 (Pace is located directly under the country store)

Downtown Los Angeles-People that visit Los Angeles are often quite surprised by how sprawled out the city is. There are so many wonderful and unique neighborhoods that everyone (including us) often gush about and of course many are coming to get a piece of Hollywood royalty, however DTLA merits its own respect and warrants your time. Very similar in our eyes to Charles Dickens’s, eccentric and haunted character, Ms. Havisham. Once quite grand and the 'belle of the ball,' DTLA was a lavish mecca for incredible architecture, featuring Victorian, Art Deco and modern skyscrapers. Everyone wanted to build here! It was the hub of the city and a large commodity and trading post. A few years ago you may have felt as though time had literally stopped in this part of LA. A shell of its former grander days. Downtown went through a massive heartbreak, getting hit especially hard during the recession. Just as poor, old Ms. Havisham was left humiliated, abandoned and to pither away in sad repentance of her former glory days so was the downtown district. Thankfully, it has seen a resurgence of new buildings, restaurants and shops as artists, visionaries, historians and business owners have worked to bring it back to life.  DTLA has blossomed into a part of town we happily visit for great culture, diversity and discovery. Don’t miss it when you’re in town, plan for it and make reservations at some of the hottest restaurants and hippest bars. Come on a Sunday and wander through Little Tokyo for good sushi and boutique shopping or browse The Grand Central Market and shop for fresh strawberries, avocados or delectable chocolates from Valerie Confections. You will find treasures in every corner and most certainly acquire several awesome Instagram photos. Downtown Los Angeles

 

Noteworthy Mentions Of Other LA Favorites
Café Gratitude-512 Rose Avenue, Venice (424) 231 8000
Chateau Marmont-Bar Marmont-8221 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood (323) 656 1010
Axe Restaurant-1009 Abbot Kinney Avenue, Venice (310) 664 9787
Forage-3823 W Sunset Boulevard, Silverlake (323) 663 6885
Lamai Thai Spa-1350 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice (310) 399 7953
Mystic Journey Bookstore-1624 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice (310) 399 7070
Valerie Confections-3360 West 1st Street, Silverlake (213) 739 8149
The Hollywood Museum-1660 N Highland Avenue, Hollywood (323) 464 7776
Pressed Juicery-City Wide Locations
Intellegentsia Coffee-Silverlake and Venice Beach
 

 

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