Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate!
Elaine Sherman, Book of Divine Indulgences
INDULGE LA 2011 is a deliciously decadent event put on by the master himself Alan Semsar of Barcelona Enterprises.
Alan is extremely skilled when it comes to putting together any celebration with grace and ease. There is excitement in the air, people are preparing and buzzing everywhere. In the middle of all of this you will find Alan dressed in a very stylish shiny suit… cool, calm, collected and focused on the event at hand. He directs his staff and volunteers with respect and kindness as he validates the image of one who has been in this leading position for many years.
Finally, before the imaginary curtain goes up… all is in place and ready for an eager audience. The show begins.
Although you will find Alan swiftly walking with purpose through the whole event, for the duration of the event, making sure things are running smoothly… you will also see him enjoying his creation as he shares in a joke, tease and/or a laugh.
He is inspiring to watch.
Every event that Barcelona Enterprises produces is connected to a charity. Giving back is part of who Alan is. Events with benefits for those in need.
Could it get any better? I LOVE IT!!!
I was very happy to be at the Olympic Collection where I could wear a pretty, purple dress, high heels and still be comfortable.
They had restrooms. REALLY NICE ONES TOO! No out-houses. YESSS!!!! WINNING!!! My push up and my glitter and my heels were finally back at home.
Hristomir wore ripped jeans and a t-shirt. It’s a good thing he is so LOVEABLE :)
World class artists prepared a selection of the very best chocolate, cakes, pastries, and confections. My mouth was very happy.
These are the people that make our taste buds go round. Artists in their own right. Creative, masterful and innovative. Passionate about food, life and sweets.
The time and effort it takes to make just one tiny chocolate is unbelievable but worth every melting moment. The cakes, cupcakes, cookies are masterpieces. The confections straight out of the the Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory… and you enjoy all of this in one fabulously delicious afternoon.
The Champagne flows, Christine Divine from Fox 11 New shows up to support and share in all the splendor, Salsalicious performs some hot hot hot dance moves, the crooner croons, Priscilla the Psychic projects her insight and Indulge LA is in now full INDULGE mode.
Indulge LA benefits one of the most amazing organizations in the world. St. Jude Children's Hospital will receive the net proceeds from this amazing chocolate and pastry show.