XI'AN Around Town

Operation Smile with Family

The annual Smile Gala for Operation Smile, a medical foundation helping children afflicted by facial disfigurements, honored Vicky Mense with the Wallis Annenberg Public Service Award. The gala raised approximately $2 million for the charity. www.operationsmile.org. Photo Vicky, Rafi, Natalie and Daniel Mense.

Beverly Cocktail Launch

Vicky Mense joins Helene An of Crustacean restaurant where they hosted the Beverly Cocktail Launch. Beverly Hills restaurants were challenged to come up with a special Beverly Hills cocktail unique only to their cuisine and restaurant.

Bouchon Opening

John Bendheim, Vicky Mense, and Jay Newman celebrate down the street at the opening of Bouchon Beverly Hills restaurant. It overlooks and shares the Canon courtyard with the Montage.

Delicious Dishes on Canon

Canon Drive Association threw a holiday party on our street, "Celebration On Canon", and the restaurants on Canon threw in special holiday treats to passers by. Here, Cece Tsou (Xi'an manager) serves up some delicious chocolate fortune cookies and fancy apple cider to our guests.