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Dinner at Eveleigh with Rashida Jones

The actress and John Poisson, founder of Wantful, eat ice cream sandwiches to benefit The International Rescue Committee


It was like a Parks and Recreation cast party at Eveleigh as Rashida Jones hosted a small star-studded dinner for Wantful (a cool e-commerce site) benefitting The International Rescue Committee, which offers “life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war, persecution, or natural disaster," like hurricane Sandy. Jones was joined by her Parks and Recreation cast mates Amy Poehler, Jim O’Heir, and Retta. Also seated at one of Everleigh’s rustic picnic tables were Amy Adams, Emma Roberts, and Kristen Bell. Once they were served, seeing Adams, Roberts, and Jones stuffing their faces with ice cream sandwiches was awfully cute.

Co-host and Wantful founder John Poisson mentioned the IRC was started 80 years ago at the suggestion of Albert Einstein. Well now. I actually learned two things at this party: That Einstein was the impetus for a charity, and two, that Emma Roberts smokes. Before taking her seat she asked the girl sitting next to her if they should sit on the end so they could get up to smoke. The gifting site, Wantful, is neat. Even neater since the IRC is now included under the site's “Give Back” section. Wanful offers a selection of curated gifts, basically. You can give someone a goodie and they just log on and pick something out. The DJ spun 80’s tunes and everyone stuck around. A good time.

Photographs courtesy Stefanie Keenan / Wireimage

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