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Charity And Lunch With The Ladies Of Beverly Hills

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kristen.jpgThe hills are alive with the sound of The Hills? Or is it the sound of Laguna Beach? Well, however you take your reality-TV, its favorite daughter, Kristin Cavallari, hosted a luncheon yesterday in Beverly Hills to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The OC queen wore Bebe. That was the theme of the afternoon-a fashion show debuting their new line for Spring/Summer. I don’t go to Beverly Hills often, but when I do, I can’t shake the little voice that sings in my ear: “one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong…”

So what was this ecorazzer going to pick up on her radar in a sea of fur, diamonds and leather? Well, certainly not the aerosol can of hairspray and bottle of water in my swag bag. But I digress.

Kristin made the rounds on the red carpet, talking about her involvement in Make A Wish, and how since leaving Laguna she’s found herself becoming more and more involved in charitable organizations and events. As compelling as a reality star can be, I somehow found myself more interested in talking to Melora Hardin (Jan, from The Office.) While the topic of the lunch was Make A Wish, Melora and I had a chance to talk about some of the ways that the busy actress is able to bring a little eco-savvy into her life.

“I’m never buying target clothes for my kids again,” she told me, then raving about a pair of vegan shoes a designer gave her a while back. In the past few years, she’s gotten a Pruis, began recycling, installed Aqua 2000 (a home water purification system that prevents her family from buying bottles) and brings cloth tote bags to the supermarket.

Coincidentally enough, at the last event I covered for ecorazzi, I had a conversation with another Office star, Mindy Kaling, about how she was going green. And just recently, it was announced that another star of the show, Rashida Jones, is releasing a line of green clothing called Laloo. Is it is something in the (un-bottled) water?

But back to the matter at hand: Beverly Hills. The luncheon raised enough money to grant a young woman with sickle cell anemia the chance to live her dream of being a gospel singer.

That known, I could feel a bit less guilty about the leather-seated Porsche parked in front of me.

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