*Scroll down to the end of this post to enter to win a fabulous VIP giveaway from Mayim’s book release party.
We had a party for my book release last week. PETA hosted it in Los Angeles at their Bob Barker building in hipster Echo Park. We held it on the rooftop, which was amazing because it literally poured rain the night before and we had started the plans to move the party inside. But the skies parted, we held our party outside under the cover of heat lamps, and it started raining again literally an hour after the party ended. Perfect!
Babycakes gave us vegan cupcakes to serve. Greenbar gave us vodka for bartenders to make drinks with. He’Brew gave us kosher beer. We had incredible catered vegan food by my friend Chef Ali, who also contributed some recipes to the book. Ali made BBQ seitan on mini cornbread, mac and cheez bites, vegan goat cheese with balsamic onions over crackers, mini black bean burgers, and buffalo wing tater tots with blue cheese dressing (those were my favorite!). Yum.
We had a mini red carpet. A few of my castmates came. I invited my friends and my agents and manager and lawyer. And my BFF from Atlanta flew in and we had a sleepover after before she had to fly back to her kids and her job and awesome husband (thank you for letting her come and play!) and life. And my Los Angeles BFF was there of course. It was nice. It was good. My parents and my ex and my kids came before the party started (before bedtime) to check it out and grab some vegan food. It was all good.
Want to know what goes into a gift bag at a celebrity vegan book release party? I thought you might.
Here are the categories of goodies in the bags. All the credit on this goes to my publicist Heather Weiss from Much & House Public Relations. She worked so hard on this and she and staff lovingly put all of these 100+ bags together! You can win one actually–read on to learn how:
Beauty: Lip balms, perfumes (called “Blossom”!), soaps from companies like Herban Cowboy, Bare Bones Body, Pacifica, Lather, 4Elements, Galiano Island Soapworks, Juice Beauty, Inc, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Happy Seeds, and Chrysalis.
Apparel: Coupons for vegan clothing stores (yes! they exist!) and workout towels from companies like Alternative Outfitters, Herban Essentials, and Herbivore Clothing. Also, apparel-related: Jamberry Nail Wraps which are super cool! And just as a Kveller exclusive, Elephant Heart is offering one of their adorable customizable necklaces—here’s me wearing one with my boys’ gemstones.
Food: Food-related products and coupons from Nuttycow, Veggie Grill (the largest vegan chain restaurant in the United States), Whole Foods (yes, THE Whole Foods!), Enjoying Tea, Philosophie, Zia Valentina, Babycakes NYC, Mona’s Granola, Mulberry Love, Bites of Luv cookies, and Stack Wines.
Kveller is giving away three of these incredible gift bags along with an autographed copy of my book. All you have to do is fill out the form below and they’ll choose three random winners on Friday, March 7th.