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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 29, 2011 Page 9 by JIilda M. Morrill Bruins Assistant G.M. Don Sweeney, Christine Sweeney and Bruin Mark Recchi, left to right, at "Carnevale di Moda." (Photo by Roger Farrington) Brittany Carnegie, Lisa Benincasa and the Bruins Foundation's Bob Sweeney, left to right, enjoy "Carnevale di Moda." (Photo by Roger Farrington) Bruins wives Krista Ference, left, and Rebecca Seidenberg at "Carnevale di Moda." (Photo by Roger Farrington) Taj Boston, the landmark hotel at Arlington and New- bury Streets overlooking the Public Garden, and The Fashion Doctors recently hosted "Carnevale di Moda," an evening of fun and fash- ion at the hotel to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. Wives and girlfriends of the Bruins players modeled the latest 2011 spring and resort collections from Saks Fifth'Avenue for an audi- ence of honored guests, in- cluding Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs, whose wife Kim was also one of the mod- els in the show. Players in attendance in- cluded Zdeno Chara, the team's captain who is cel- ebrating +his 13 m season and is just the fourth defense- man in club history with a hat trick, and his teammate, left winger Milan Lucic. The fun event included a festive cocktail party featur- ing the exclusive fashion show as well as sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, and the op- portunity to bid on unique items in the silent auction. Lucky guests received a great goodie bag valued at more than $200 to take home. Event sponsors included The Fashion Doctors, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dynasty Mod- els & Talent, MIZU salon, Louis Roederer Champagne, Print Logic, LTI Worldwide Limousine, STUFF maga- zine, Hotel Chocolat, Sports Club LA, The Thinking Cup, DJ Deja and EJLee Gallery. The Boston Bruins Foun- dation is a non-profit foun- dation whose mission is to assist charitable organiza- tions that demonstrate a strong commitment to en- hancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since its inception in July 2003 by the Jacobs Family, it has raised more than $6 million through a series of fundraising events. The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health, and community outreach programs that assist in help- ing .enrich the lives of chil- dren throughout New En- gland. For more information, visit Established in 2010, The Fashion Doctors are a per- sonal Style Consulting Group based in Boston, with satel- lite offices in Manhattan and Palm Beach. Their expertise includes personal styling and shopping, image consulting and fashion event production. For more info about the Group, visit www. thefashiondoctors, com. ....... Boston Ballet's pre- sentation of "Bella Figura," a program headlined by Jiri Kylian's work by the same name, opened at The Boston Opera House last evening and continues through May 8. Boston Ballet is the first American company to present this work. The program also Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 includes a Company pre- miere of William Forsythe's "The Second Detail" and three works by Helen Pickett. Boston Ballet's popular "Pre-Curtain Talk Series" continues prior to this Sat- urday's, April 30% 7 p.m. per- formance. These informa- tional discussions are free for all ticket holders and be- gin one hour prior to curtain. Boston Ballet will pre- sent a "Conversation with Mikko," a post-curtain Q&A session with Boston Ballet's Artistic Director, following the Thursday, May 5, 7 p.m. performance. For tickets and more info, visit ....... On Thursday, May 5 we are all invited to a free "Artists' Open House" spon- sored by the American Can- cer Society's AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center located at 125 S. Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Local artists are loaning their work to the Center, a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about their work. The artists rep- resented include Beverly Woods, Maggie Carberry, Pamela Reynolds, Karen Kemp, Silvia Lopes-Chavez, Jorge Drosten, and Hisla Bates. Guests will also have an opportunity to find out more about Hope Lodge and take a tour. Please RSVP to or call 508-270-4885. For more info, visit hopelodgeboston. ....... One of Greater Boston's "Top Young Profes- sionals Groups" invites us to support the United Way and I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 youth in our communities on Saturday, May 21 from 7 - 11 p.m. at the Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston. The Emerging Leaders of the United Way of Massachu- setts Bay and Merrimack Valley are a group of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40, who sup- port the United Way by vol- unteering their time, talent and resources. "A Night at the Museum" is being called "a gala that will be the area's best young professionals' charity fund- raiser event of the year." Guests will enjoy live music and dancing, a two-hour open bar featuring beer and wine, passed hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary gift bag for all attendees, as well as an opportunity to participate in a silent auction, jam-packed with an array of "must-bid- on" items and experiences. In addition, local residents affiliated with the United Way's Youth Initiatives will be in attendance to meet and talk about issues rel- evant to their communities and to showcase the ways they are helping to make a difference. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go directly to programs that support the United Way's vision to empower local youth to realize their goals today and prepare them to excel in the 21 st century. (Continued on Page 13) Pictured at "Carnevale di Moda" at the Taj Hotel are, left to right, Taj G.M. Jeffrey Seward, Marianna Toroyan of Fashion Doctors, Paulina Neely (wife of Bruin legend Cam Neely) and Kim Jacobs (wife of Bruins owner Charlie Jacobs). (Photo by Roger Farrington) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 J USTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WW.J USTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM