Tea, Trends and Tranquility

HELP of Southern Nevada’s Tea, Trends and Tranquility fundraiser was held on Oct. 5 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

This year’s honorees include Lou Claggett, Laura De La Cruz, Michelle Eckmann and Mona Joseph, who were recognized for their community involvement and philanthropic support.

Vegas Golden Knight Alex Tuch was on hand for the event and included himself in a live auction, where the winner and up to three guests won dinner with him.

The event raised $50,000 for the organization, which assists low-income families and homeless teens and adults to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.


Constructed in 1906, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery’s mill was once home to the Minden Flour Milling Company.
The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a variety of excursions, including a new murder-mystery dinner ride. Photo by David H. Collier
The sisters also created a pair of pink sweats with a satin bow as part of their new clothing line.
After a two-year absence, Smith & Wollensky opened on the Strip and still features drinks with generous hand-pours. Photo by KeyLimePhotography
Bank Atcharawan is known for his expertise on rieslings, whose fruitiness complement Thai dishes. Photo by K.M. Cannon
David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra provided the evening’s entertainment.
Former Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett, center, chats with attendees and shakes hands with Dave Melroy during the Raiders Foundation’s second “Celebrity Swing” at TopGolf.
American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner created the sonic kinetic sculpture “Gamelatron Perhiasan Emas di Awn Hitam” or “Golden Jewels in a Black Cloud” for the new John Hardy store at The Forum Shops. Photo by Aaron Taylor Kuffner