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Monday, February 14, 2011

Giveaway: The Kind Diet signed by Alicia Silverstone

Happy Valentine's Day! Before I get to the post, here is a quick look at the outfit I wore at the time of the story I'm about to tell. I didn't think of doing an outfit shot on the actual day I wore this, so I recreated it for the blog :)
Gap jacket, Geren Ford dress, Jeffrey Campbell shoes

[Lavender] OPI "Done Out In Deco" / [Purple] ZOYA "Julieanne"

I told you I was going to report on last weekend's trip to Orlando and here it is... Right when I arrived at my sister's place and dumped my bags, we headed right out to attended an event at the university featuring Alicia Silverstone. As you may know, she's the author of The Kind Diet, a book about eating healthy and saving the planet. She spoke about nutrition and the environment (topics in her book), did a Q&A and signed a ton of books.

Quick story: We were running short on time, so I suggested a faster route as we were walking to the building. A shortcut I found while I went to school there.. the back entrance where signs say students aren't allowed... oooh rebels! Anyway, being fashionably late, and knowing about the shortcut, who would we waltz in behind but Alicia and her entourage (of two!) We saw some people getting out of a car and jokingly I said "hey there's Alicia" and then realized it was her.. 

Anyway, she was the cutest thing ever, even more lovable and awesome than you'd expect. (She's pregnant right now too!) The speech was so informative and I agree with everything she said. Even though she's vegan and basically superwoman, it was easy to relate to the things she was saying and not the intimidating "all or nothing" mentality that many other speakers of the subject convey. I've read my sister's copy of this book and it's really great. She starts out by logically telling you why meat and dairy aren't good for your body and why the production of them aren't good for the planet. Then there are three ways you can approach veganism: flirting, going vegan, and becoming a superhero. She also gives amazing recipes to help start you thinking in the right direction. While I'm not vegan, I certainly try my best to cut out as much meat and dairy as possible, to eat healthy and always think about the planet.

I really could go on and on about this subject, but I'll let the book speak for itself. One person will win a signed copy of it here on this blog, but if you can't wait to read it, check it out from your library or get it online here

Brand new & signed

I could have kept it for myself, but I want to share the wisdom :) 
Think of it as a Valentine's Day gift!

They wouldn't let us talk to her or get photos (only signatures)
because it was getting late :(  But here's what I managed to snap:

To enter:
1. You must be a follower of this blog
2. Leave a comment below with your name and email address

Winner will be randomly selected and be announced in two weeks (Feb 28th).

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At February 14, 2011 at 3:33 AM , Anonymous Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

Woo I already follow! I love her too and would love a copy of her book. I've heard great things about it.

At February 14, 2011 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Daniela said...

I follow you already! Great pictures...I'd be interested to read what she thinks...I've always thought that being vegan would just be far too difficult.

At February 14, 2011 at 1:38 PM , Blogger From Suns To Moons said...

I've been curious about this book since it came out - because a lot of celebrities write books, but some are actually clever and worth reading. Plus, I know that she provides some tasty recipes and I would love to give them a try.
xoxo Ana

At February 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM , Blogger minnja said...

wow, you look so beautiful :)))

At February 15, 2011 at 11:21 PM , Blogger Freelance Shop-A-Holic said...

I want your legs. Love the outfit! My daughter has to eat Gluten Free... Also wants to go vegan! What a great give away!

At February 16, 2011 at 12:20 AM , Blogger TheChambrayCountess said...

That is so cool that you got to meet her and she was actually nice and well-informed! Also, your outfit is great and that nail polish is killer!

At February 16, 2011 at 1:18 AM , Blogger jamie-lee said...

love the nails - and her book sounds so lovely!

At February 16, 2011 at 4:57 AM , Blogger Josie said...

I know I could never go vegan, but I adore her! She's so sweet and put-together. And how cute are your Jeffrey Campbell shoes? I love them!
xo Josie

At February 16, 2011 at 9:42 AM , Blogger Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

You look so pretty!

At February 17, 2011 at 3:19 AM , Blogger Wida said...

Wow, the color of the dress is really outstanding!

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At February 19, 2011 at 6:58 AM , Blogger Lola Starr said...

This book has been on my amazon wish list for ages. I am a full time vegetarian and find veganism so interesting but sightly daunting. I am a follower so pleae enter me into this giveaway!

At February 19, 2011 at 7:00 AM , Blogger Lola Starr said...

ooo forgot to leave my email:

At February 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Claire Kiefer said...

Oh oh oh I so want to win! I've heard about this book but have never seen or read it. I'm vegetarian, but not vegan, and would love to hear what she has to say on the topic. She's so cute!!! I have adored her ever since The Crush. ;)

Thanks for the opportunity!

At February 22, 2011 at 11:56 PM , Blogger Maarja said...

Cool book, hope I have luck



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