WJA-LA’s Mix ‘n Mingle

The Women’s Jewelry Association Los Angeles Chapter held its annual Mix ‘n Mingle event on March 7 in the patio room at the Beverly Hills eatery, El Torito Grill. More than 40 members and guests attended the informal networking event that included cocktails, buffet supper, and dessert. It was the first official meeting and WJA-LA’s new co-presidents, Rossana Aguilar and Mary Todd-McGinnis, graciously introduced the board and welcomed several new members who have volunteered to help on various committees. All photography by Avi Roth.


WJA-LA's Mix 'n Mingle

WJA-LA's Mix 'n Mingle

WJA-LA's Mix 'n Mingle

WJA-LA's Mix 'n Mingle
WJA-LA 2007-2008 Board of Advisors , L – R Front row: Cynthia Sliwa, treasurer, Brigitte Hernandez, Rossana Aguilar, co-president, Mary Todd-McGinnis, co-president, Cecile Marquette, Ruth Failer, Robin Lutin, Sue Seider, Back row L-R: Wendy Pratt, Veronica Clark- Hudson, Shane Kiesbuey, 1st vice-president, Lisa Schoening and Kevin Haras 2007-2008 WJA-Los Angeles Chapter Co-presidents, Rossana Aguilar and Mary Todd-McGinnis L – R: WJA Co-president Rossana Aguilar, Communications Committee Chair and “Shining Star” Award winner, Wendy Pratt, and WJA-Co-president, Mary Todd-McGinnis. Clockwise L-R: Catherine Hawthorne, Marlene Balandrino, Vivian Chang, Diana Yanguas, Michelle Chan, and Sandra Boghos—GIA students finishing up their diamonds diplomas in Los Angeles.

WJA-LA's Mix 'n Mingle

WJA-LA's Mix 'n Mingle

WJA-LA's Mix 'n Mingle
L-R Erica Courtney staffers Naomi Campbell and Beth Bagwell along with members and guests share dinner and conversation. WJA-LA Co-president Mary Todd-McGinnis, WJA-LA 1st vice president Shane Kiesbuey, WJA-LA members, and guests at the buffet. WJA-LA members and guests mingle at the bar.