Together with long time friend Vanessa Marcil, I kicked off the holiday season with a very special afternoon Tea in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, celebrating the work of Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children. "Sojourn" meaning a temporary stay, provides these victims a place to regroup, rebuild, and reestablish ones self-esteem and lives. I have had a special relationship with Sojourn since 2011 when I spearheaded a t-shirt campaign with my eldest daughter, Ella, and the Guess family. As a mother, wife, daughter, and sister, my commitment to these profound issues remain strong and I am proud to support the work of these amazing individuals who work tirelessly at Sojourn.
Our event was the perfect marriage of philanthropy, shopping and little bites! I would like to thank Pat Butler, director of Sojourn for sharing and educating us about DV in such a intimate setting, Rebecca Taylor for her exquisite trunk show featuring drop dead gorgeous pieces from her fall collection, My Bijoux Box for their stunning jewels, and Cuvee, for an incredible mouth watering experience of tea, sandwiches, scones, and pastries, without which this event would not have been so perfectly girly!
For more information about OPCC and Sojourn visit: http://www.opcc.net/