Spirited Away

| July 10, 2013 | Parties National

THE PARTY Fifty notables from L.A.’s suit-and-tie set gathered for the launch of Fausto Zapata’s new mezcal, El Silencio, while raising funds—and a glass—to The Chase Foundation, which builds hospital playrooms for terminally ill children. THE PLAYERS Ana Claudia Talancón, Barbara Lazaroff, Noah Mamet, John Bendheim, Emilio Diez Barroso THE HIGHLIGHTS It was anything but business at the Montage Beverly Hills’ £10 Lounge, where an intimate guest list of CEOs and entrepreneurs sipped signature cocktails infused with El Silencio, placed bids on silent auction items and nibbled on bites from chef Ricardo Zarate. The evening raised nearly $60,000 and overjoyed The Chase Foundation founder Robin D. Richards, who started the org after losing his son. “In death, my son has done more than some people ever do in life.” Photography by Jesús Bañuelos



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