Photo Credit: Mikhail Urubkov
Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA, October 7, 2021
It’s been a tough year for local businesses and business owners so far, but the City of Beverly Hills once again showed support and love to its community during the elegant red-carpet event that took place at the historical Greystone Mansion. All guests (most of them were business owners and community members) enjoyed complimentary hor d’oeuvres, drinks and gifts presented by the sponsors of the event Il Fornaio, buzzbox premium cocktails, AsomBroso Tequila, Morandell Imports, and Icelandic Glacial.
I was happy to chit chat with some of the business owners. Since I love art, I could highly recommend Carol Calicchio Studio. Carol is well known for her mastery of abstract florals. She lives in Florida and creates unique paintings.
I was also delighted to meet the team of Minimal, a designer brand located right in the heart of Beverly Hills. Check more about the company and its collections listed at https://www.minimalbeverlyhills.com/.
AirCarbon presented the world’s first carbon-negative straws. The company offers products made from biomaterial that is designed to replace plastic. AirCarbon is one of the companies that do a great job saving our planet.
Famous Aston Martin Beverly Hills and Watch Rapport were the biggest support of the event. Other wonderful sponsors included First Republic Bank, Waldorf Astoria, The Beverly Hilton, Valmont Cosmetics, Hills Views & Valleys, Starline Tours of Hollywood, Mr. Chow, Rochelle Atlas, Torrey Pines Bank, East West Bank, SoCal Gas, CMIT Solutions, Motev, ACS Security, Assil Eye Institute, Just in Case BH, Network Experts, Newlight Technologies Inc., Hills Views & Valleys, and Artists Creating Entertainment.
During the Night the honorable City of Beverly Hills Mayor Bob Wunderlich gave a speech recognized as the State of the City Address. He thanked all members of the community for their hard work and dedication. The Mayor provided some highlights on the City’s improvements and success stories. He introduced First Thursdays of every month for residents and guests to have fun. Beverly Hills businesses will “provide things, such as complimentary items, discounts, extended happy hours, special menus… We are relaunching a City trolley as a hop-on hop-off service connecting six stops around the City during the First Thursdays Evenings. So, look for the first Thursday starting immediately following tonight’s event and continuing the first Thursday of each month from 5 pm to 9 pm”, – said the Mayor.
In addition, Mayor Wunderlich discussed the importance of improving the quality of life of the City residents by providing access for all modes of mobility, reducing waste and fighting climate change. He informed everyone the City did its best to ensure safety and security, addressing housing challenges, reducing homelessness in the City, providing all kind of resources and much more. In overall, the Evening became a great success, connecting people and businesses.