Today the Women of the L.A. Woman Issue–Plus Joel Stein–Did Lunch

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Los Angeles magazine today hosted a luncheon to toast the many inspiring and influential women we dub “Game Changers” and “Action Heroes” in our L.A. Woman issue on newsstands now and to thank the writers who contributed to the issue. Over roast chicken and potatoes guests like L.A. Dermalogica CEO Jane Wurwand, KPCC show host Madeleine Brand, La Opinión publisher Monica Lozano, Winnick Family Foundation executive director Rosalie Zalis, KCRW general manager Jennifer Ferro, and restaurateurs Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne chatted about everything from Maria Shriver’s buzzed-about appearance on our October cover to Obamajam (the president had most thoughtfully left West Hollywood hours before the event), high heels (designer Calleen Cordero showed up in a killer pair she made herself) and something all women have in common: boobs. Editor-in-chief Mary Melton and editor-at-large Amy Wallace gave everyone some behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the issue, and called out writer Joel Stein, who contributed an essay on his teenage fantasies about L.A. women to it and was one of the few male guests at the Chloe-sponsored lunch. He didn’t seem to mind.