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Joan Mangum’s Society Scene—Farewell To Men’s Fashion Destination, Carroll & Company

Laurie Konheim, one of the co-chairs of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services upcoming luncheon.
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services to honor six volunteers. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels designates February as #FoodisLove month.

Posted Friday, February 1, 2019 - 4:23 pm

Last week saw the end of one of Beverly Hills iconic stores when Carroll & Company closed its doors after serving our community for 70 years. This was the place my husband would go to have his suits made and pick up fabulous sweaters and accessories.

Since its closing was announced a few weeks ago, we’ve been stopping in to pick up many terrific items and were lucky to find some wonderful antique pieces for sale that had been used for display purposes through the years.

We kept running into so many of their loyal customers from celebrities to well-dressed locals, and even ran into many of their overseas clients who, like us, were hoping to take home some last minute “finds.”

Thank you to John Carroll and his family for making so many men look so great. I’m looking forward to hearing about the Carrolls’ next venture and will let you know when I do. Meanwhile the rumor mill is ablaze that Brooks Bros., which recently closed its Rodeo Drive store, will be renting the Carroll & Company space on Canon Drive.

And as you’ve been reading in the Courier of late, another of my favorite stores, Edwards-Lowell will no longer be selling new furs but will continue selling vintage furs from top designers owned by celebrities and many of their long time clientele.

Paul Matsumoto and Jeffrey Lehman told me they have been so busy selling their “new fur” line with 50 percent off plus some sports and Hollywood memorabilia, they decided to extend the sale to the end of February.

After that, they will keep their fur storage and cleaning divisions going while still being heavily involved in charity events.

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On Wednesday, March 27, at The Beverly Wilshire, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services will honor six extraordinary people whose boundless generosity has enhanced the experiences of local children and families most in need.

Receiving Vista’s 2019 Ruth Shuken Humanitarian Award will be Jackie Dubin, Inez Gelfand, Gail Hershowitz, Ruthe Newmann, and for the very first-time, an excellent man–Irv Cooper. The Visionary Award recipient will be Linda Greller.

The luncheon co-chairs Nancy Epstein and Vista Board Chair Laurie Konheim stated: “We are so delighted to honor these five outstanding women and our first ‘excellent man.’ They embody all that is best in terms of leadership, vision and giving back.”

For information contact: Lisa Barden at 310-836-1223. For the past century, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services has cared for some of the area’s most vulnerable children, providing a range of exceptional programs in education, mental health, autism, adoption, residential care, prevention and early intervention. 

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels has again designated the month of February as #FoodisLove. The month-long campaign, which has secured the generous participation of nearly a dozen restaurants, will raise much-needed funds for the organization which each day prepares, delivers and serves over 3,000 meals to some of the area’s most vulnerable residents who are hungry and homebound, regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay. The $8.2 million budget is completely privately-funded.

Among nearby participating restaurants taking part with signature dishes are Clementine’s on Civic Center Drive (garden salad), Petrossian on Robertson Boulevard (caviar frites), and Granville on Beverly Boulevard (uptown mac and cheese).

For more information on St. Vincent Meals on Wheels and #FoodisLove, visit:


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