The Fusion of Food With Fashion: Taste of the Nation at Tory Burch

[caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“333” caption=“Christina, Stephanie, Dena and me | Photo Credit to Mike Tabolsky”][/caption] As mentioned earlier, I co-hosted an event that took place at Tory Burch on Robertson for a special Taste of the Nation shopping event last Thursday. While holding the honor of being the token food blogger, I joined Dena of Dluxelist and Christina and Stephanie of Paisley Petunia (recap) as hosts. I’m elated to report that the turn-out and the event as a whole were a huge success. Probably every girl there tried on a pair of shoes. I went home with a pair of sunglasses and a clutch while having resisted a black leather tie belt. But the bubbly flowed freely as trays of Susie Cakes cupcakes were being passed by extra tall male models dressed in black. [caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Inside Tory Burch during TOTNLA event | Photo Credit to Mike Tabolsky”][/caption] The place was packed and I got to meet a ton of cool gals from the L.A. beauty blogger community. For each 10%-discounted Tory Burch purchase, 10% more was donated to Taste of the Nation. Or, if the attendee bought a ticket to the Taste of the Nation culinary event, she got to save a total 20% off her Tory Burch purchases. Each ticket purchase came with a fabulous gift bag put together by Dena. Taste of the Nation ended up selling more tickets than projected, and became that much closer to ending childhood hunger in Los Angeles. But there is still a ton of work to be done - leading up to and through the big event on Sunday, June 6. And there are plenty of more opportunities to support Taste of the Nation at an upcoming function while getting your tickets at the $15-discounted rate:

  • Saturday, April 17, 2010: 10 AM - 1 PM All proceeds from the bake sale go to TOTNLA Blogger Bake Sale at Morels, The Grove 189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA‎ 90036 323.965.9595‎

  • Monday, April 26, 2010: 6 PM - 10 PM All proceeds from Greenspan’s Gorditas go to TOTNLA, live Latin Music provided Buy a ticket to TOTNLA, get a free gordita and a mojito! Happy Hour at The Foundry on Melrose 7463 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA‎ 90046 323.651.0915‎

  • Thursday, May 20, 2010: 6 PM - 9 PM Happy Hour deals all night, raffles with great Ciudad and Border Grill prizes Happy Hour at Ciudad, Downtown LA 445 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.486.5171

Hope to see you at one of the Taste of the Nation events! Keep updated on such events with the Taste of the Nation LA blog; you can also follow them on Twitter. You can also peep all of Mike Tabolsky’s wonderful photos from the event in this photo album.

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