People/Events/Accounts: News About Postcard Inn Beach Resort’s Renovation, Make Equality Reality Gala, Toronto Film Critics Association, and More

LOS ANGELES: Onda, a collaboration between Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Cámara in partnership with Proper Hospitality, is now open in Santa Monica. The eatery, which serves Los Angeles- and Mexico City-inspired food, is housed in a 1920s Spanish Colonial landmark building.

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina reopened this month with a benefit concert, raising $40 thousand for hurricane recovery efforts in Hope Town, Bahamas. The Help for Hope Town event and grand reopening of the resort’s new Raw Bar were the final steps in the resort’s restoration efforts following Hurricane Irma in 2017. Musicians from across the nation reportedly supported the event.

NEW YORK: Equality Now will hold its annual Make Equality Reality Gala on November 19 at Capitale. Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be honored while guests in attendance will include Margaret Atwood, Brandon Maxwell, Kathy Najimy, Meg Ryan, and many others. 

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SAN FRANCISCO: Chef Dawn Taylor-Cole has been made executive chef at the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown, which is undergoing a $30 million renovation and being rebranded as the Clancy.

TORONTO: The Toronto Film Critics Association has named Michèle Maheux, the long-serving, unsung hero of the Toronto International Film Festival, as the recipient of this year’s Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award. Stepping down after 30 years with the festival, Maheux has been dubbed "the engine that kept TIFF running."

With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Rayna Katz, Beth Kormanik, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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