2018 Holiday Brunch: a fun and touching Brazilian celebration

(Orange County, CA) – 2018 was a year of new meetings and learning for those who participated in the OC Brazil Business Club events. So it’s no surprise that at the last networking event of the year had the participation of several “tribes” of Brazilians living in Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego.

On a beautiful sunny morning, the OC Brazil Business Club’s Holiday Brunch took place. participants met promptly at the Coliseu Pool & Grill restaurant, located inside the Pelica Hills Resort in Newport Coast, CA, on Friday, December 7, 2018.


During the three-hour meeting, all participants were able to perform while enjoying a delicious brunch. The CEO and founder of the club, Aryadne Woodbridge, welcomed all of them and told a little of the history and mission of the club as a platform for unity and growth through networking and workshops of the Brazilian community residing in the region.

Then each participant had the opportunity to present themselves as well as quickly present their business as traditionally happens at all events. This opportunity allowed a more casual collective interaction as well as a way to provide the participant with the opportunity to introduce himself / herself to all those present.

2018 Certificate of Appreciation

CLube1218_2-103Andrea Orsi, Beauty expert and co-producer of this last event, received a Certificate of Appreciation for all the dedication and enthusiasm in uniting the community through her Facebook group, Brazilian Professionals in Orange County with the Club, brought his clients, family and friends to attend the meeting.


The Club took the opportunity and delivered Certificates of Appreciation for the contribution and dedication of entrepreneurs and professionals who participate, support and promote the activities of the Club between 2016-2018. They were:


Marina Padovani, OC Realtor- Idealizadora, participante ativa do Clube desde 2016. Foi promotora do evento de Taxes 2017-2018. Atua como mentora intelectual do Clube desde o início.

About Marina Padovani: 10 years of career. TOP AGENT / AWARD WINNER 2013-14-15-16 & 2017 – Nationwide recognition for being 7% Berkshire Hathaway Home Services production.


Claudia Helena, Brazuca Bites – Participou da primeira reunião do Clube em 2016 e desde então contribui com a promoção e catering de eventos.

The Brazuca Bites celebrates 4 years in business in California.  Along with daughter, Tati Marques, Claudia Helena founded and directs the family business.


Michelle Griffin, MDG Consulting Services: Our American participant passionate about the Club’s mission. One of the Club’s business mentors since 2017.


Carol Castro, Beauty by Brazil Skin Care – has participated in the club since 2017 and connected one of the speakers of the year 2017 with the Club. It was Carol who brought us the dear and competent Rosalia Schwark.

About Carol Castro: Beautician Licensed in Brazil and California. Certified in 2007 in France and in 2018 in Germany. Specialty: facials and other services based on Brazilian and European techniques.


Patty Bennet, Mary Kay Senior Director Sales – has been a member of the club since 2017. She was Guest Speaker of the “What Drives you” event in January 2017 where she shared her story of overcoming and how she became one of the most charismatic and successful professionals in her area .

Senior sales Director for top 5 company skin care and makeup in the world. (Mary Kay) 10 years in business mentoring and sales  Highlights: represent the top 2% in leadership for the sales force. Earning over 8 carats of diamonds and jewels and earned 7 career cars.


Social Worker and Wellness Practitioner: performing consultations with holistic, energetic therapies, scientifically proven by studies of neuroscience and quantum physics. Usui Reiki, Access Consciousness Bars and Bemer Physical Vascular Therapy.


Grace McCloud, Therapeutic Massage and Lymphatic Drainage – a club participant since 2016. He has promoted events connecting the Club with various other audiences and professionals.

About Grace: Certified Massage Therapist specialized in Manual and Assisted Lymphatic Drainage Therapy. Recently, She received the Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy Certificate from the Foundation for the Advancement of Energy.


Cecilia Andrade: Businesswoman – HB and Laguna Beach Havaianas Stores – First Business Host of the Club events in 2017. Participates in the Club since the first meeting in 2016. Tatiana Mandeli: Founder and director of Tidelli Outdoor living – 3 times Business Host of Club events in 2017 and 2018. He has been a member since the first meeting in 2016.


The Club also paid tribute to the enthusiasts, business owners and great collaborators of the Club since its founding in 2016 and who have participated in the club up to the present moment, but could not be present on that day: Simone Talarico- Ross: Participated in all club events until November 2018. He was Guest Speaker and contributed intellectually with all the events in which he participated. Flavia Santos Lloyd – Club promoter and promoter in 2016. Business Host of various events and Guest Speaker in 2017. Natalia Aranovich – Lawyer and participant of the Club since the first meeting in 2016. She was Guest Speaker and is currently the club’s lawyer.


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Thank you to all of the entrepreneurs who joined us!

  • Darlene Ricci
  • Helena Noonan
  • Clarice DaFon
  • Angelica Powell
  • Patty Bennett
  • Daniele Green
  • Grace McCloud
  • Rute Pereira
  • Claudia Denayer
  • Marina Padovani
  • Paula Maia
  • Fabiana Owens
  • Patricia Swift
  • Rosana Oliveira
  • Josy Johnson
  • Silvia Guiotti
  • Marilena Pinto
  • Andrea Orsi
  • Caroline CAstro
  • Tatiana Mandelli
  • Renata Palmaka
  • Maria Silveira
  • Tuanne Heckert
  • Ilka Komatsu
  • Luicami Gardner
  • Claudia Finelli
  • Claudia Magnolia
  • Michele Gad
  • Luciana Pucci
  • Ines Lombardi
  • Ana Amaral Bennet
  • Miriam Nakamura
  • Claudia freitas
  • Jane Porreca
  • Julia Sackis
  • Ana Stasiak
  • Clicia Huang
  • Isabel Orsi
  • Vero West



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