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Beverly Hills Event…and Raw Food-Making Sprint!

June 11, 2009

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Hey Guys!!

Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. 🙂 Well here I am back in LA! It is Thurs. morning here, and thankfully I am just now getting a moment to catch my breath and be fully aware of my surroundings.

I was going to fly here on Tuesday, as I had this event on Wednesday starting at 2:00, but it was too busy Tuesday and I had too much going on. So I had to wake up yesterday at 4:30 am to catch the earliest flight to LA, which was slightly delayed but still came in at 10:30 AM. I landed to a million important emails to answer right away, which I tried to do quickly while I was waiting for my bag to arrive. 🙂 Then I was picked up and dropped off at the house where I was staying with a BIG kitchen (yay!). As soon as I walked in I dropped my bags then raced to the kitchen, which my partner John had wonderfully stocked with my shopping list of everything I needed! I was supposed to make all this raw food for this event, with about 100 women coming, and I only had a few hours!

So it was sort of like that show Top Chef, where the chefs are under the gun with the time! I was running (oh yes! literally) around the kitchen, muttering to myself, “Where’s my chopping knife?”, “Where is the Vitamix plunger?”. Thank GOD the kitchen was so big that I had different stations set up! There was the lemon cutting and squeezing area, a table with the food processor ready, an area to mix, another one to chop, and of course a whole table dedicated to the Vitamix and Vitamix prep area. After a few hours, miraculously I had concocted a variety of dishes: spreads, a few different kinds of raw “cheese”, etc. etc. Right when I was running out of steam, John came over, and I put him to work chopping so I could go take a shower and get dressed! I threw on a dress, did my hair (sort-of!!!), then we had to run out the door.

The event was fabulous!! It was in Beverly Hills, at the gorgeous Point de Vue salon, which has an amazing outdoor space. There were drinks and food and women gathering and chatting- I of course served the food and was able to talk about Envision Beauty, and I met SO many amazing women!!

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The amazing Chantal: Broadcast superstar (including hosting Good Morning America for 13 years, also hosting "Conversationg with Remarkable People" and "A Second Look,"), philathropist, humanitarian.

This is one of my favorite women in the world: Chantal Westerman. She was the one that pulled me into the event, and I love her!! She is the most vivacious, intelligent, loving woman you can imagine.  She has been one of my biggest chearleaders! And I am forever grateful to her. She wants nothting but for me and other women to succeed, and it is so amazing to be in that energy of support and love. I am inspired to continue on this quest to pass that onto as many women that I encounter directly or indirectly through my company, including of course all of you!!

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So… after dozens of refills for the food plates, tons of wonderful conversations, photos for various media and press outlets, I was officially exhausted…and cold! I forgot that the temperature drops like crazy in LA at night, and by 8:00 pm it was chilly in that beautiful backyard! I went home, passed out around 11:00 PM LA time (eek 2:00 am NY time, so much for my “Getting More Sleep Naturally for Beauty Sleep blog” info :). Oh well, no one’s perfect, especially me!!). So I just woke up recently, and am writing to you now first thing after meditating!

Lots more adventures happening in the next few days…I’m trying not to get overwhelmed by focusing on each day as it comes. I’ll write to you in a few days.

Have an awesome day!!!!

Lots of love, Kimberly

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12 comments

  1. Hi Kim!
    Congrats once again…your work sounds amazing!
    If I go to LA I will go to the places you recommended me…..and in case I fly to Ny could I finally get to know u? I would really appreciate making a Yoga class with u, would that be possible??
    Im having my green smoothies and incorporating every vegetable you recommend us through your blog! Actually I discovered the pumpkin seeds (Im dont consume so many nuts, and seeds, except for gomasio and my nut milks, and the truffles) and I got addicted to them, with sea salt they are amazing, but I would like to know your opinion about them since I eat them like popcorn! maybe too much of them its not so good? (100mg)
    fondly
    cb


    • Hey CB,
      Sure, if you come to NY email me, Kimberly@envision-beauty.com, so you can come to a yoga class!
      Pumpkin seeds are amazing for you (zinc, good fat, B vitamins, etc.) It doesn’t sound like you are eating too many of them. They are one of the best possible seeds for you to eat, so don’t worry at all about that one. You are doing great!
      Keep in touch about your schedule, and all my very best,
      Kimberly


  2. OMG! I have to tell you that I finally got around to trying the green smoothie today and my reaction was OMG THIS IS YUMMY! it is sooooo goood!!!!!! I LOVE!!!!!!!!!! Thank God I Found You haha….you look amazing in your pics hon, you have worked really hard and I am inspired by you.


    • Thanks Charlene! I am drinking one right now as I am writing to you guys. I’m so glad you like it!! It is so great for you. And thanks for your kind words. 🙂
      xx Kimberly


      • Kimberly, do you recommend any particular blender for the green smoothies? Will a regular blender work?


      • Hey Dorothy!
        You really need a great blender to make the green smoothies (and other smoothies), to split all the plants’ cell plast walls and get as much nutrition out a possible. I recommend the Vitamix (and you get the refurbished one), which is an awesome blender!!
        All my very best, Kimberly


  3. It does sound like fun, especially with the big kitchen hee hee. How do you make “cheese”? Sounds cool!


    • Hi Nini! You can use amazing combinations of nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, etc. to make “cheese.” I have a “cream cheese”, a “cheddar cheese,” an “alfredo” etc. You can really match the flavors and textures to make them similar, without having the ill effects of pasteurized dairy!
      xoxo Kimberly


  4. what are the other two bottles there? the cleanser?


    • HI Jonathan! I thought someone might notice! Those are our new packaging samples for both The Solution and The Brightening Cleanser!


      • haha you see, you know a true fan when you see one 😉


  5. This sounds like a crazy but fun day! When i was working and making food for 100 people I accidentally left a spoon inside my Vitamix.. 😦 I had to fix it afterward, I was so sad! Lesson : Even when you are in a rush, do not, in any case, Rush!!



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