Jewels and Pinstripes Creates Celebrity Thank You Gift Bags for DesignCure 2005 for Star Studded Charity Event at Sugar Ray Leonard's Estate

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Premier gift bag company provides celebrity thank you gift bags and auction items to benefit the HollyRod Foundation.

The guest list was exclusive, but the staff of Jewels and Pinstripes had no trouble finding a treasure trove of trinkets to fill thank-you bags for the special guests of DesignCure 2005, an invitation only benefit held Saturday, July 9th at the Pacific Palisades home of "Sugar" Ray and Bernadette Leonard. Fashion, fun and fundraising headlined the event, benefiting the HollyRod Foundation, which is dedicated to providing financial, physical and emotional support for people living with Parkinson's Disease, and their caregivers.

Julie Kenney, founder of Jewels and Pinstripes, said her company is proud to have contributed to the evening's success. "DesignCure is a wonderfully produced event; every one involved gave so much more than 100%. It was an honor to work with individuals so dedicated to this important cause."

The HollyRod Foundation was founded in 1997 by actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, Rodney Peete, in honor of Holly's father who was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 46. The DesignCure has become an eagerly anticipated annual event thanks to the exceptional talent featured each year. DesignCure 2005 included a fashion show spot lighting the work of Hollywood designer, Pamela Dennis accompanied by the soothing sounds of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Brian Culbertson. Holly Robinson Peete was pleased to offer the Jewels and Pinstripes gift bags as a tribute to the extraordinary guests such as Cindy Crawford, Eddie Murphy, Vivica A. Fox, Magic Johnson, Kenny G, Barry Bonds, and so many others who made the evening a success. "So many contributors gave of themselves out of love for my family and this cause that we support. The outstanding quality of the Jewels and Pinstripes gift bags was a wonderful representation of the deep gratitude we have for those very special individuals."

Jewels and Pinstripes offered two additional bags to be offered for auction, with all proceeds going to the HollyRod Foundation. "Donating gift bags for auction is standard policy for Jewels and Pinstripes," said Kenney. "One of the best parts of our job is being able to support the charities we work with, helping to make their events as successful as possible." Kenney added that there is also an opportunity to win two of the celebrity gift bags through Entertainment Tonight online and Us Weekly. For more information on the giveaways, please visit

The DesignCure gift bag housed in a Vera Bradley traveler bag, valued at over $2700, were brimming over with a wide variety of tantalizing treasures, including:

Ho'oilo House~ A 3 night dream Hawaiian vacation awaits you at this Bali-inspired luxury 5-room Bed & Breakfast on the peaceful island of Maui., $1,163.25 (3 night stay plus 25% off remaining stay)

Julie Miles~ 32 Strand Necklace, $100, Cassandra Necklace, $100, Rock Bracelet $50, 310.408.2067

Elizabeth Grant~ Essence of Torricelumn Pur offers the perfect solution to help reduce the visible effects of aging., $199

Lisan Skin Care~ SpaPak, Perfect for travel and gift giving, the FacialSpaPak™ includes six individual FacialSpa products and natural Dead Sea Bath Salts., $166

S. Designs~ Wood Rain Dangles, $125 or Leather Hoops, $80 by designer Sandra Benoudiz,

Vera Bradley~ Traveler Bag. A large interior compartment and two zip pockets amply hold enough for the weekend., $116

Jimmyjane~ Wink Silk and Suede Blindfold,, $100

Amy Schwab Designs~ Fun, Flirty, and Full of Style, the Amy Schwab handbag is a “must have” for this season!, $80

Shari's Berries~ Gift certificate for one dozen berries. The decadent strawberries are dipped in either dark, milk or white chocolate, then sprinkled with almonds, coconut, mini-chocolate chips, double-dipped or decorated with two types of chocolate., $80

Acne Treatment Clinic, Inc~ Try the Facial Cleanser, Sunscreen Gel SPF 30 and Sulfur Mask and feel the difference on your skin. After 16 years of successfully clearing thousands of clients from over 42 countries, the treatment is proven to give you great results,, $75

Island Michael Kors~ The fragrance. A fusion of humid florals and a splash of tropical waters. Sparkling. Lush. Radiant. Packaged in a bottle inspired by the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. 3.4 oz.,, $75

Chaz Dean Lifestyle-Fig cleansing conditioner, fig bath salts,, $58

Patricia Green~ Rhinestone encrusted jelly sandal with a center ring make the Venezia perfect for spa, beach and resort this spring., $55

Kumi Kookoon~ Silk evening bag with 20% off coupon for purchase off Kookoon products,, $49

Summer Soles~ 10-Pack of Summer Soles - chic, one-of-a-kind fabric insoles uniquely designed for use in ladies' sandals and other open shoes to help the millions of women who suffer from sweaty feet, or general "slippery discomfort" often experienced with summer footwear., $45

David Yurman~ Brown suede jewelry roll with sterling silver David Yurman signature cable balls on the ties. Not available in stores., $40

Godiva Chocolatier ~ A decadent box of 18 piece Signature Truffles including such flavors as Extra Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut Praline, Double Chocolate Raspberry, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Smooth Coconut. 12.25 oz.,, $32

JOY by Mel Lim~ "Thank You" JOY pack contains 8 folded cards + 8 matching envelopes, packaged in an exquisite handmade modern lacquer tray that is reusable as office or home accessory., $32

Billy Jealousy~ Ocean Front Body Wash, Enhance your animal magnetism with Ocean Front Body Wash, a refined blend of active ingredients that cleanse and nourish your skin, leaving you feeling fresh, clean and wildly irresistible., $18

About Jewels and Pinstripes

Founded in October of 2004, Jewels and Pinstripes is a premier designer of luxury gift bags, specializing in creating celebrity thank-you bags for charity and high profile benefits. Inspired by the dedication of the organizations they work with, Jewels and Pinstripes regularly donates gift bags for auction, and has raised over $100,000 for events that include The Carousel of Hope, Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night and Chris Evert’s Pro-Celebrity Classic. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Matthew Perry, Faith Hill, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood top the long list of lucky Jewels and Pinstripe recipients. The gift bags and their extraordinary contents regularly attract the attention of leading media outlets including Extra,, Us Weekly,, and FoxNews. For more information about Jewels and Pinstripes, please visit our website at


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