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Showing posts from May, 2015

A Belle's Gotta Eat!

When people ask me what I love about Bruin Belles, of course, I tell them about the countless philanthropy events I have been lucky enough to volunteer at, the fantastic Women's Leadership Conference we hold every winter quarter, and the super fun PLAY day event we have during spring quarter. But in addition to that, I love telling them about all the fun socials we have as well, especially the food ones! From stops in Beverly Hills for Sprinkles, to boba runs and trips to Lemonade, we are always exploring and trying new places. These socials are always so much fun. They serve as an exciting way to get out and explore beyond the Westwood bubble (especially if you're an underclassman) and further bond with some of the best girls in the world - Belles! Angie Le Distinguished Belle Third Year Bruin Belle

PLAY Day Fun!

Bruin Belles hosted their 18 th annual PLAY DAY on May 17, 2015. Clarissa Borges, our wonderful Campus Culture director, along with her hardworking PLAY DAY committee did an outstanding job organizing and making this event come to life. Each year during Spring quarter, children from the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles take a field trip to UCLA to enjoy an exciting day of playing games with the Bruin Belles organization, UCLA NCAA collegiate athletes and Club Sports athletes. The children absolutely love meeting and playing sports with athletes they look up to. This year, we spent the day playing ultimate frisbee, soccer, kick ball and tag. We also had a special visit from UCLA’s very own Joe and Josie Bruin that kids could meet and take pictures with. The final activity of the day involved a water balloon toss that escaladed into a friendly water balloon fight. The young boys and girls absolutely love this event, seen by the charismatic smile and contagious lau

Robinson Garden's Tours: A Belle Favorite

Every year, I look forward to volunteering at the Friends of Robinson Gardens’ Garden Tour. It is always an absolute joy to be a volunteer at the luxurious tour, which raises funds for the preservation of the Virginia Robinson Gardens estate. This unique and incredibly classy day gives guests the opportunity to visit beautiful homes and gardens in exclusive areas of LA. This event has quickly become a Belle favorite and I always anticipate putting on a springy sundress and strolling through the gardens volunteering with fellow Belles. This year’s Garden Tour had a “Downton Abbey” theme and the anglophile in me was particularly fond of the stunning d├ęcor. I love that BBSA connects its members with parts of the LA community that otherwise might remain foreign to us. BBSA has such a wide variety of philanthropic service opportunities but volunteering at the Virginia Robinson Garden Tour is a truly extraordinary experience. I greatly appreciate the foundation’s focus on preservation and hi