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Loraine Colonello and Melissa Joan Hart

The Best of the Best in L.A.

Los Angeles Magazine held their 9th Annual Best of LA Event at the chic Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Leeza Gibbons hosted the event to benefit her charity, Leeza’s Place, as well as the Alzheimer’s Association. Guests were greeted by LA’s famed House of Blues’ gospel choir. Then, they entered the beautiful outdoor plaza, where the top restaurants in Los Angeles set up booths to sample their fare. It was a foodie’s paradise with everything from famed Pink’s famous hot dogs, to West Hollywood’s Pinno Vino lasagna, pasta from Angelini Osteria, Beverly Hills Cheese shop, Grace’s lamb chops, wines from Café Pinot, grits, and banana pudding. The list of mouth watering foods goes on and on. Guests strolled the grounds, sampling all the fine food and wine while being entertained by the Susie Hansen Latin Band. They then proceeded to the silent auction tables to bid on the fun items donated for the evening, including jewelry, trips, artwork, spa packages and collectible sports memorabilia.

Joining Leeza to co-host were Steve Edwards from Good Day LA on Fox 11 and Ellen K of On-Air With Ryan Seacrest. Other noteworthy guests who came together to support this worthy cause were actor Ken Howard (Crossing Jordan), actresses Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch) and ex-NYPD Blue’s Sharon Lawrence. Amidst all the activity, the evening also became a publisher’s extravaganza: LA Magazine’s Publisher and President Alan Klein hobnobbed with magazine magnate Jason Binn (publisher of Los Angeles Confidential, Gotham, etc.) and POWERS’s own Editor-in-Chief, Loraine Colonello.
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