Annette Starbuck is hosting Planet Rehabs New Exhibit “The Butterfly Experience” on Earth Day…

Annette Starbuck is hosting Planet Rehabs New Exhibit “The Butterfly Experience” on Earth Day…

In celebration of Earth Day, Annette Starbuck, winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three and owner of “Goodie Girls” will host Planet Rehab’s “The Butterfly Experience” on April 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Planet Rehab Sanctuary located at 2745 W. Dalepark Dr., San Dimas, CA 91773. AB Weddings & Special Events will help plan this premiere event to benefit The Butterfly Experience. This event will mark the opening of the new Butterfly Habitat, which offers its visitors total immersion as they enter into an enclosed exhibit beautifully landscaped with native plants and populated by hundreds of butterflies.

As a result of pollution, global warming and loss of habitat, the world butterfly population is in an ominous decline. Many butterfly species are on the verge of becoming, or have already become, extinct. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently designated 23 more species in the country as endangered or threatened. By opening up the walk-in Butterfly Habitat and encouraging the public to interact with these amazing creatures, Planet Rehab hopes to encourage the public to take part in helping Butterfly Populations to survive.

Event Details:
On April 22, 2012, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and wonder of butterflies, up close and in person. Planet Rehab Director Gary Mitchell, and Carlo Rios, Planet Rehab’s Ambassador will co-host this event. The Butterfly Experience will begin at 1:00 P.M. and end at 5:00 P.M. Renowned Butterfly Landscape Expert David Snow will speak on what types of plants butterflies need in order to reproduce and each attendee will be given a pot with a Milkweed seed planted in it. (Milkweed is the only plant that Monarch Caterpillars can eat).

More than just a pretty face, butterflies help to pollinate many of the fruits and vegetables that we eat. Planet Rehab’s Butterfly Experience illustrates the importance of planting native plants to keep our local butterfly populations healthy. Planet Rehab operates on the premise that it is the simple things in our world, which make the biggest differences, and so much of what is taken for granted. The Butterfly Experience offers a chance to help make a difference and celebrate Earth Day!

Planet Rehab:
Planet Rehab is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the planet, its animals and their habitats through education, original music and the magic of interacting with the animals in the Planet Rehab Animal Sanctuary. The sanctuary is currently home to over 350 animals, many of which are rescues. The Butterfly Experience is one more way that Planet Rehab strives to enlighten others and in doing so, raises very needed resources to continue this important mission.

In addition to monetary sponsorships, Planet Rehab is looking for donations of food and needed materials for the habitat! Your generous support is greatly appreciated and in gratitude, Planet Rehab will recognize individual and corporate donors on the official Planet Rehab website.

Breaking News Tip:
We are proud to announce that Annette Starbuck is also celebrating a return to the Food Network on June 3rd (8pm ET/PT) for “Cupcake Champions”. “Cupcake Champions” is a five-part special series of all cupcake winners competing against each other. For details and local programming please visit:

More about Goodie Girls:
Annette Starbuck won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three. After winning “Cupcake Wars” she was inspired to open her dream store appropriately titled: “Goodie Girls” in Glendale. Annette Starbuck is also celebrating a return to the Food Network on June 3rd (8pm ET/PT) for “Cupcake Champions”. “Cupcake Champions” is a five-part special series of all cupcake winners competing against each other. For details and local programming please visit:

Goodie Girls cupcakes are turning up everywhere. This month they provided the cupcakes for the Zooey Magazine re-launch with Kaley Cuoco, mentioned in Angeleno Magazine, and are always providing cupcakes for the cover models of Zooey Magazine, among others. Annette recently had the honor of providing cupcakes for Daniel Radcliffe’s premiere of “The Woman in Black”. Since winning she has been invited as the celebrity chef on shows like “The Talk” (with co-host Debi Mazar), FOX-TV 11 “Wednesday’s Child”, attending Success LA, she will be a celebrity judge at the Cupcake Camp in Santa Barbara and Indulge LA at the Olympic Collection. Annette is also preparing to sponsor “A Flavor for Charity” a monthly event hosted by a different celebrity each month at “Cupcakeland” (Goodie Girls – 415 E. Broadway, #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Love Is Louder.

Gary C. Mitchell
Executive Director Planet Rehab
Direct: (323) 350-0873
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AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with EM & Co. to benefit Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals…

On Saturday November 19, 2011 AB Weddings & Special Events will host an EM & Co. Trunk Show and American Music Awards (AMA) Style Suite at the Coast Anabelle Hotel (2011 W. Olive St. Burbank). Proceeds from the event will benefit Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals. Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks by Argo Tea, Home Baked Beanies, entertainment by DJ Niko, and snacks by Sakura’s Gourmet Pastries. This red carpet event will feature: VIP gift bags including: Argo Tea, Home Baked Beanies, and more….

Confirmed Celebrities Include:
Tony Dovolani (Dancing With The Stars), Maksim Chmerkovsiky (Dancing With The Stars), Val Chmerkovsiky (Dancing With The Stars), Natasha Alam (True Blood), Lorenzo Lamas (Renegade), Meagan Good (Stomp The Yard, Jumping The Broom), Kyle Massey (Dancing With The Stars), Chris Massey (Zoey 101), Booboo Stewart (Twilight), David Joyner (Barney), Kiko Ellsworth (Nine Lives Of Chloe King), Marian Zapico (Tekken), Tawny Amber Young (Rock Of Love), Printz Board (Black Eyed Peas), Meahan Good (Stomp The Yard), Amadou Ly (Twilight), Judi Shekoni (Twilight), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Darren Darnborough (True Blood), Carlos Ramirez (Dysfunktion), Brandon Quinton Adams (The Sandlot), Steven Mango (Big Time Rush), Amin Joseph (GI Joe 2), David Dossett (Sons Of Anarchy), Kate Linder (The Young & The Restless), Brenda Epperson (The Young & The Restless), Britt Griffith (Ghost Hunters), Jennifer Woods (Entourage), Devanny Pinn (Piranha 3D), Louis Lombardi (The Sopranos), Morgan Beck (USA Olympic Volleyball Team), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Elwood), Maya Stojan (Sinners & Saints), Jennifer Bailey (The Mentalist), Karimah Westbrook (The Run Diary), Marian Zapico (Tekken), Roman Varshavsky (24), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Keaton Simmons (Prom), Shanna Moakler, Rap Duo New Boyz, Deaundre Bonds, Elizabeth Small (The Santa Clause 3), Gerren Taylor (Baldwin Hills, America The Beautiful), Keaton Simons (The Good Wife), Ashley Barker (Brink It On), Monika Gaba (In The Flow & Recording artist nominee), Nicole Andrews (We Bought A Zoo), and many more…

More about EM & Co.:
Founded in 2005, EM & Co supplies fashion-conscious shoppers with a
well-orchestrated mix of fashions from world-class designers (i.e. Vivienne Westwood, Iodice, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ilaria Nistri, Castelbajac, Stella McCartney, Missoni), as well as innovative styles from emerging L.A. talent.

White fixtures, clean lines, and artful merchandise arranged to complement the art on the walls, create a calm, yet inspiring interior that delights the eye and leads the visitor to explore.

Featuring over 30 lines from around the world in its gallery-like space, Em & Co is also an active supporter of local talent, hosting monthly art exhibits and other events featuring local artist and designers. Their mission – provide a memorable experience and the best service.

EM & Co offers the following services: personal shopping, private appointments, free alterations, studio services, custom design, trunk shows, and pet sitting…

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AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with Michelle Monroe Handbags & Accessories to benefit American Childhood Cancer Organization…


AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with Michelle Monroe Handbags & Accessories to benefit American Childhood Cancer Organization…

November 1, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) On Saturday November 19, 2011 AB Weddings & Special Events will host a Michelle Monroe Trunk Show and American Music Awards (AMA) Style Suite to benefit the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). Michelle Monroe has agreed to donate $10 of every handbag and $5 of all accessories to benefit ACCO. Guests will be treated to complimentary DAMA cocktails by Phillip Delacruz, entertained by DJ Niko, and snacks by Sakura’s Gourmet Pastries.
Including: VIP gift bags with Deborah DeMarco Skincare certificates, Argo Tea, etc… Style suite for American Music Awards nominees.
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AB Weddings & Special Events focuses on Planning/Coordination for the “Day Of” or “Full-Planning”, “Pamper Spa Parties” and more… AB Weddings & Special Events make every event memorable and special by catering to all occasions. They will work within the client’s budget and customize any event. AB Weddings & Special Events have sponsored several charity events such as: Scott L. Schwartz’s Celebrity Cupcakes for Charity, JollyPeople Los Angeles, Masquerade Balls, Green Is Glamorous (Toys For Tots Benefit), Emmy Gifting Suites, AFI Womens Showcase Premiere Party for “Death of Toys”, Pamper Me Fabulous, Here Comes the Guide, and F.A.M.E LA 2010 Gifting Lounge Party sponsored by Dennis Rodman clothing line, etc.… For a complete list please visit:

Michelle Monroe designs distinctive handcrafted handbags that are made in the U.S.A. Each piece is adorned with custom hardware handset with Swarovski crystals. Swarovski recently added Michelle Monroe Designs to their Los Angeles showroom. Patricia Fields (Sex and the City Emmy Award Winner/Stylist) recently hosted her annual “Fashion Night Out” event that featured a special collection of handbags that she created with Michelle Monroe Studios.

Michelle Monroe’s handbags and jewelry have been very popular with celebrities and on multiple red carpet events, awards shows and movie premieres. Mariah Carey enjoyed wearing Michelle Monroe’s collection in her last concert at the Rockefeller Center in New York and in her music video, “Oh Santa”. Paris Hilton is also a collector and has been photographed wearing Michelle Monroe’s collection on the red carpet as well as while shopping in Los Angeles wearing her Red Koi Fish Cuff. Sharon Stone has also recently been spotted with Michelle Monroe’s new “Box Clutch“.
Michelle Monroe Studios Official Website:

What American Childhood Cancer Organization Does
Since 1970, American Childhood Cancer Organization has been respected as an essential and integral provider of programs and services required by families of children and adolescents with cancer across this country. Together with our local affiliates who provide the direct support with families, we address the critical needs that families face today. As a grassroots leader in the childhood cancer community, it is our responsibility to speak for the needs of the families and survivors. Doing so, we help shape policy, research, and programs on the national level that affect the lives of families today and tomorrow. The board and staff of ACCO are committed to serving our community until the day when no child dies or is left with life long effects from this devastating disease.

American Childhood Cancer Organization’s mission is to address the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research. In this way, we can support families both directly and through our affiliation with local organizations, and work toward a better tomorrow for our children and adolescents. Our organization was founded by a talented and committed group of parents, and we have placed a priority on ensuring that those making policy decisions today understand what a family goes through when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Over two thirds of our organization board and staff are either survivors or a family member of a child or adolescent who had cancer. We understand this is a family disease and it is a disease that is for life. One in 330 children will be diagnosed before their 20th birthday, and it is estimated that by the year 2010 one in 450 young adults between the ages of 18 and 45 will be a survivor of childhood cancer. The recent Childhood Cancer Survivor Study has documented that 2/3 of survivors deal with long term late effects from its toxic treatment, 1/3 of which are moderate to severe. We strongly believe that families need accurate information, advocacy, and support from the first day of diagnosis through the rest of the child s life. The staff and board of American Childhood Cancer Organization are committed to meeting the needs of these survivors and their families.

Who We Are

American Childhood Cancer Organization ( ACCO ) began in 1970 by a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with cancer. They came together to lobby for more research, and to support each other through the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening disease at a time when very few children survived. Today, ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. We are strong advocates for our families in Washington D.C., we produce the highest quality materials on childhood cancer, and we have over 40 local affiliate organizations across the country providing direct services to the families in their communities.


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Miranda Lambert: Four The Record

Miranda Lambert: Four The Record
Chelsea Lewis

Miranda Lambert released her studio album, Four The Record, today. Lambert is known for being the bad girl of country music with a sweet soul. The country singer has always been proud of who she is and is not afraid to show it. She is a Texan, gun loving, hunting woman, who will not comprise her musical sound in order to obtain cross over success. Lambert finds success in just being herself and Four The Record is an elaborate, complex showcase of Lambert’s natural talent that has matured and personal passion.

The following is a track by track analysis of Four The Record:

“All Kinds of Kinds”: The album opens with smooth guitars and a classic country melody. Lambert brings her vocal twang to this motivation tune. This older, classic country style of music sets the tone of the entire Four The Record album.

“Fine Tune”: This track seems to be experimental in its tone, rhythm and distortion of Lamberts vocals. The song sounds like what would happen if country music adopted auto tune. The track is an interesting direction for the album but leaves something to be desired.

“Fastest Girl in Town”: Picking up the pace of the record, “Fastest Girl in Town,” is refreshing after “Fine Tune.” Lambert goes back to her bad girl roots. She uses a guitar and hard edge lyrics to inspire this upbeat anthem. This may end up being the second single off Four The Record. “Fastest Girl in Town,” reminds fans why they fell in love with the “Gunpowder and Lead,” singer. She is not afraid to be crazy and daring when it comes to her musical selections.

“Mama’s Broken Heart”: This song is a classic country tune in the making. Lambert paces her vocals and drum percussion helping the song to build over time. Lambert reminds women that sometimes it is ok to be a little crazy and fall apart. Broken hearts happens all the time.

“Dear Diamond”: “Dear Diamond,” is the first ballad on Four the Record. Lambert brings a slow passionate tune to the single. “Dear Diamond,” showcases her ability to let her personal feelings translate into a song. “Dear Diamond,” has a very similar sound to, “More Like Her,” but this song focuses on marrying the wrong man, instead of the right man letting go of a relationship. What is impressive with this entire record is Lamberts honestly in her lyrics. She is not afraid to be herself and put her feelings on display. Fans instantly connect to that honest emotion.

“Same Old You”: Lambert continues with a slower pace for “Same Old You.” This song feels inspired by very classic country songs. Lambert keeps her vocals simple and just focuses on her lyrics.

“Baggage Claim”: “Baggage Claim,” was the first single off of Four The Record and it is a statement by Lambert, this song is not pop at all and it is heavily driven by country beats. The statement is that country can still top any chart without crossover beats. This track also shows fan that Lambert is still one badass chick and will leave a man at the airport. The track combines soulful vocals and hard-core country beats to create a sexy take on breaking up.

“Easy Living”: A two-step song. Lambert again showcases her vocal abilities and keeps the song simple. The song is a love song, but it does not come across that way at first. The lyrics are complex and showcase Lamberts ability to tell a story.

“Over You”: “Over You,” is elegant and sophisticated. Lambert has a way to bring such true emotions into her song; it is not forced at all. This track feels as though Lambert just opened up a page of her diary and let fans see her true self.

“Look At Miss Ohio”: This song is simply about telling a story. Lambert does not use anything fancy in the production of this song, just a few instruments and Lambert telling the story of Miss Ohio. Fans feel as though Lambert is just singing to them. Few female singers today can just rely on their vocal abilities to carry a song, but “Look at Miss Ohio,” proves Lambert is not just any ordinary country singer.

“Better in The Long Run”: This album seems to have a bit of a sad tone overall, often talking about breaking up, drinking a little to much and being in a bad place but having Mr. Blake Shelton on this track reminds fans that Lambert is in a different place in her life and she is finding happiness. Shelton and Lambert create a beautiful musical collaboration on “Better in The Long Run,” even though the song has a sad tone, their musical harmonies are inspired and remind fans that these two are truly in love.

“Nobody’s Foo”l: This is just a classic Lambert song, simple guitar rifts, powerful vocals and a chorus that everyone will want to sing along with.

“Oklahoma Sky”: The last song on the record, “Oklahoma Sky,” brings the record full circle. “Oklahoma Sky,” is a classic love song, which very well could have been written for her husband, Blake Shelton. The whole album goes through a progression of sadness, self-discovery and ends with love. Four The Record, shows that Miranda Lambert is here to stay on the country charts because she is honest and not afraid to show her vulnerable side. What is not to love about a strong woman from Texas?

Courtesy of :Chelsea Lewis –