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Barbara Lazaroff
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Barbara Lazaroff, A.S.I.D. is a restaurateur, interior and product designer, philanthropist, speaker on business and women's issues, and author. and well respected fundraiser for cancer research, hunger relief, and cause for women and children. Her new line of "Flame of Life" TM dinnerware which will be available on Amazon, will be supporting these heartfelt efforts. She is the recipient of multiple humanitarian and business awards, including an honorary PhD.

For 30 years Barbara has been designing and building restaurants, branding the Wolfgang Puck establishments and products and founding and hosting decades long charitable events for a variety of her causes. In 2011 she co-authored "Wishes for a Mother's Heart," a book about inspiration and support for women. It is a beautiful collection of wishes, reflections and pragmatic "to-do" suggestions to empower women (and men, too) of all ages.

Prior to becoming an author, Barbara was renowned for her innovative restaurant concepts. As president of Imaginings Interior Designs, Inc., Barbara has designed such popular restaurants as the original Spago Hollywood, Spago Beverly Hills, Chinois in Santa Monica and Las Vegas, Eureka, Granita and other noted dining establishments. She continues her work in the restaurant industry as a co-brander and partner in a multitude of Wolfgang Puck business entities and is a member of the Board of Directors of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide.

Barbara is one of the producers of Emmanuel Itier's film, "Femme: Women Healing the World." which is in theaters and will stream globally. She is also developing a TV show for JLTV entitled "The Originals" interviewing women who have impacted and are influencing our world.

Barbara's unique concepts and designs have received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Her work has been featured in

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Due North: The Imprint of Our Mothers -- And Others in Our Lives September 29, 2013, Remembering My Mother

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 9:45 AM


I have always believed our lives are like inimitable jigsaw puzzles: our family, friends, colleagues and even those who swiftly flit in and out of our story shape and color this collage of our life puzzle. When someone leaves they take their...

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The 'Drop Dead Pork Chops' -- Why Fight Cancer? -- Sunday, July 28, Cal Spirit Food and Wine Festival at PDC

(6) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 8:33 AM

Help me finish the fight: July 28th Cal Spirit Festival at the PDC

In 2011 shortly before Mother's Day, I wrote about the significance of mothers in all of our lives; my beautiful and valiant mother, Ellie, was fighting lung cancer at the time, but I chose not to mention...

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That Other Holiday, Father's Day: Honoring the First Man of Significance in Our Lives

(43) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 8:39 AM

As Jeremy Reynalds suggests, Father's Day has long "played second fiddle to Mother's Day," one of the most commercially successful holidays in America. An estimated $18 billion was spent last year for flowers, gifts, clothing, jewelry and dining experiences on Mother's Day. The predictable "Daddy Tie" and new...

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Wishes for a Mother's Heart

(3) Comments | Posted May 5, 2011 | 9:05 PM

"For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."
-- William Ross Wallace

The most significant person in our lives is our mother, whether we had a wonderful relationship with her or an adversarial one. Perhaps you do not remember your mom because you...

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