Joe Jonas Celebrates Movember With Birchbox Man in L.A.
And the evening ended with a magic show. (Unfortunately, no magical mustaches.)
It's November, which means Starbucks holiday red cups, cozy sweaters and pre-Thanksgiving stretchy pants are in order. And of course, there's Movember, the global charity dedicated to the men's health movement that encourages dudes to sign up and commit to growing a mustache during the entire month.
Among one of the biggest supporters of the (hairy) philanthropy is Joe Jonas, who hosted a dinner with Birchbox Man at Chateau Marmont on Tuesday night to celebrate the Movember Foundation, which was founded by Australians Travis Garone and Luke Slattery in 2003, and its collaboration with the grooming retailer on a subscription box of products that will help guys maintain a well-groomed 'stache. Those items include a limited-edition Harry's Truman razor and Brothers artisan oil shave oil, among other must-haves.
"Movember is something I'm very passionate about — I've been a part of it for many years," the DNCE rocker told Pret-a-Reporter of his commitment to help the cause raise awareness on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and poor mental health and physical inactivity experienced among men.
"Just being lazy and growing a mustache or beard is nice but the fact that you can raise awareness and have other men take this seriously … it's a serious issue that a lot of men are starting to deal with and the fact that we can join together, I think it's something that's going to be very big and discussed quite a bit," he added. "The fact Birchbox Man is standing up for it, and using this opportunity to discuss it is really smart, so I'm glad to be the host tonight."
Joe was joined by little brother Nick Jonas, DNCE bandmate Cole Whittle and Justified actor Jonathan Tucker during the intimate dinner, which offered caesar salads and fried calamari as appetizers, grilled striped bass and skirt steak with sautéed spinach and French fries for the main course, and sticky toffee pudding and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
The evening was rounded out with a performance by magician Justin Willman, who had guests stunned (this particular writer included) with tricks like "card in a balloon" and "game of phones," which saw Joe giving up his iPhone, only to witness Willman smash numbered manila folders with different iPhones inserted inside with a hammer. Luckily, Joe's iPhone survived and remained unharmed.
As for making any mustaches magically appear on the evening's male guests, no such luck was found there.