This weekend, eclectic boutique Urban Cottage will be hosting “Summer of Love,” an event highlighting and promoting local businesses. The event boasts free food, drinks, and live music. “The Buzzy James Trio” featuring Trish Burke will be the soundtrack for the evening, as guests literally wine and dine on complimentary beer, wine, refreshments and desserts.
Although the event promotes local businesses, the spotlight is really on the raffle—30 local businesses have donated gift certificates, gift baskets, and services. At the event, each raffle ticket will be $5 (cash only), however pre-sale raffle tickets are $10 for 3. The proceeds from the raffle will benefit Dare To Care For The Homeless (D2C4H), a nonprofit that provides food, clothing, and hygiene products to the homeless community in Long Beach.
Melissa Zambrano, owner of the Urban Cottage, has been working with D2C4H for 3 years. “”This event gives exposure to local businesses and is also a wonderful way to give back by helping our homeless community, which is near to my heart. I feel if we all work together as Long Beach business owners and residents supporting each other, the benefits are endless. Let’s band together in love,” said Zambrano.
The event will take place on Satuday, July 19 from 5pm to 9pm at Urban Cottage, which is located at 4121 Long Beach Blvd. in Bixby Knolls.
For more information on this event and the growing list of raffle prizes, please visit Urban Cottage’s Facebook event.