Reese Witherspoon Hosts Mindy Kaling, Tracee Ellis Ross and Other Celebrity Besties at Special Event

Quite the stacked guest list

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Reese Witherspoon, 47, sure knows how to throw a party. On Oct. 21, the Morning Show actress hosted Shine Away in Los Angeles, an event through her Hello Sunshine media company, which was billed as “a day of energizing conversations between your favorite authors, storytellers, and creative access to immersive experiences and live performances.” And boy did Witherspoon craft a guest list. For the event, she recruited a number of her celebrity friends, including Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Garner, Tracee Ellis Ross and more.

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The Legally Blonde star posed (in a chic, custom Patou look) with two of her besties—Garner and Kaling—on the red carpet, and she shared the image to her IG Story, writing: “Loved loved loved talking with these two in our panel about the power of connection [yellow heart emoji] [heart hands emoji].”

Other guests at the event included Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Allyson Felix and Kerri Walsh Jennings, musical performer Dove Cameron and Nightingale author Kristin Hannah.

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The Big Little Lies actress founded Hello Sunshine back in 2016, and since then, the company has produced major shows like Little Fires Everywhere and Daisy Jones & the Six, as well as movies like Where the Crawdads Sing.

Now, Witherspoon’s years of hard work have culminated in this star-studded event, which was the first in-person experience ever produced by Hello Sunshine.

At the beginning of the day, the Draper James founder wrote: “Welcoming everyone to @hellosunshine’s FIRST ever in-person experience was an absolute dream come true!!!!...I'm in awe of this community we've built and I cannot wait for the rest of this day!!! [sparkles emoji] Let's spread that JOY and SUNSHINE y'all.”

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You never cease to amaze us, Reese (but we're still waiting on our invite to the afterparty).

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