A Private Dinner hosted on behalf of the Justin Turner Foundation

Photos by Tamara Santana Photography

Photos by Tamara Santana Photography

As a finale to our very busy January, Bianchi Productions had the honor of designing and producing an event at our client's private estate, benefiting the Justin Turner Foundation. The evening, hosted by Justin and his beautiful wife Kourtney (along with my client's and their partners), was a thank you to sponsors participating in the next day's golf tournament: the 4th Annual Justin Turner Classic at Lake Sherwood. This year marked the first time that Justin was actually able to attend his own tournament, and it was definitely one to remember!

The highlight of the evening had to be the live auction, run by Justin himself. In less than an hour, an additional $25k was raised going directly to the JT Foundation and the Dream Center: a charitable organization who’s mission is to connect broken people to a community of support by offering free resources and services that address immediate and long-term needs. For more information on the Justin Turner Foundation and their partnership with the Dream Center, please click here.

Justin also invited a few special guests, fellow Dodgers Cody Bellinger, Kike Hernandez, Corey Seager and Chris Taylor. Watching these talented athletes open up their hearts and wallets for such a good cause was inspiring. Not only to those of us in attendance, but also to the estate’s resident pup Louis. Who also happened to be the evening’s most popular (and un-planned) photo-op.

Monrose Catering is one of the most well-known and popular catering companies in the communities of Thousand Oaks and Malibu. On this particular evening, they indulged guests with delicious tray passed hors d’euvres including coconut shrimp, filet mignon canapes and mini lobster tacos, among other hand-held bites.

For the main course, guests enjoyed a variety of three food stations:

- The Small Bite Beef Station: featuring Niman Ranch boneless beef short ribs, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, caprese salad and garlic bread

- The Chinese Station: featuring Mandarin orange chicken, crisp vegetable lo mein and fried rice

- The Small Bite Seafood Station: featuring grilled salmon, roasted butternut cous cous and a fresh baby greens and arugula salad

- Dessert: featuring Godiva chocolate brownies, mini crème brulee and warm freshly made brioche donuts that melted into guests' mouths. Probably the biggest hit of the night!

Designed by our amazing partner Jamie Hausch, the vibe of the party was “California Casual.” In keeping with that theme, centerpieces featured an easy, breezy array of delicate off-white roses and ranunculus, and were accented with sprays of eucalyptus and wax flowers

Entertainment included a putting green on property, a live cigar roller, and casino tables including black jack, poker and roulette.

All in all, it was a fantastic evening and we were honored to be a part of it. Thankful for another amazing and happy client!