I am not a party planner. But I played one in real life .. for this amazing party. My Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen book party. I found myself so proud of my new cookbook, and grateful for my community of friends here in Los Angeles that I knew I wanted to throw a book party to celebrate.
Now the big question was: how does one do that?? Throw a book party?
Luckily, I had some advice, help and inspiration along the way and everything came together even more beautifully than I had imagined. So I am more than happy to share my book party photos with you guys!..
T H A N K Y O U:
Heidi and The Blogger Babes
DOLE Get Up & Grow
Natural Delights Medjool Dates
Kayla Ramirez Photography (all photos below are by Kayla!)
Bread and Water Catering (for preparing recipes from my book!)
Sprinkles Cupcakes (vegan cupcake donation!)
Will Armstrong, threemorrow
Elise Roberts, G2 Gallery
Martin + Helpers
Liza Utter and Tess Masters (for inspiration and advice!)
Silent Auction Donors: VEGA, Jordan Winery, Cat Card (RFFMBT), Blender Babes, GUNAS, Real Food Daily, Moo Shoes, Cri de Coeur, ENCHA Matcha, G2 Gallery, My Matcha Life, Philosophie, YourJoyologist, Vaute, Zimt Chocolates, VITAMIX. ..(We raised over $600 for Alley Cat Allies!)
And of course, all the guests + everyone who has bought HHVK!
The Venue. The beautiful environment and wildlife photography gallery in Venice, the G2 Gallery, was the perfect home for my book party! The staff is ah-mazing and the space is gorgeous. If you are ever in the Abbott Kinney area of Venice, stop in and check out their space, cute gift shop downstairs and artists! They do a wide range of amazing events there too, like pet adoptions and more. LOVE them…
A few photos with Heidi of The Blogger Babes – thank you for co-hosting with me Heidi! A million thank you’s to you for being so awesome and such an inspirational “girl boss” talent to me. (Everyone needs to check out her two amazing sites! Blogger Babes + The Ambitionista)
THE PARTY FOOD rocked.
Thank you to Bread and Water Catering who allowed me serve my recipes at the party. I worked with them to create beautiful, elegant, mini-sized bites of recipes from my book. I supplied the recipes and they took it from there! So happy they were able to do that for me just as I envisioned. (At one point I was going to make the party food myself .. thank goodness that insanity did not happen and I was able to outsource the party food!)
Some of the amazing guests! Thank you for coming!
And lovely Carolyn, aka The Healthy Voyager..
If you know what SNOW WHITE vs. ELSA Rap Battle is .. you will recognize the lovely Katja Glieson on the right .. ps EVERYONE needs to watch the rap battle. SO funny. (Sweetest, Talia in the background there!)
SO happy to finally meet the super talented smoothie queen, Julie Morris…
So happy to meet the super amazing VeganFatKid!..
More lovelies! Heather, Julie Morris and Tarashaun of Blender Babes!
Sophie, Trisha, Julie
Tess and Jackie (Vegan Yack Attack)
Liza! Party goddess..
#Repost @lizautter 👈 this amazing lady is the reason why I challenged myself to actually go through with my cookbook party! Goal: reached! So happy she stopped by and celebrated with me so I could give her a big hug! 💞 Check out her awesome website #LizaAmericasHost.com 👯✨🎉📘 ・・・ "My favorite new cookbook written by sweet friend @KathyPatalsky at her book launch party, G2 Gallery Venice. '#HealthyHappyVeganKitchen is loaded with soooo many delicious and super healthy recipes – all created with love for the planet & our good health. Thank you Kathy! …so proud of you 👏👏🎉 @G2gallery #healthyhappyvegan #superfood #shehasvegandonuts #greatparty #vegan"A photo posted by Kathy / HealthyHappyLife (@kathypatalsky) on May 16, 2015 at 6:08pm PDT
The lovely Megan..
Jackie chatting about something amazing I am sure.
The lovely Caroline. Love this girl.
The lovely Emily of GlutenFreeEmily in the pretty yellow-y dress.
A little bit of a presentation with Heidi..
Vince and Carolyn!
We raised $600 for Alley Cat Allies! Hooray!
And YES there was a photo booth.. (let the silliness begin….)
Hooray!! We did it!! Thank you again Heidi… xoxoxoxo
And be sure to snag Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen online or in bookstores!
My outfit Alice + Olivia top, Elie Tahari Pencil Skirt, Cri de Couer shoes, beaded turquoise necklace.
*All photos are by Kayla Ramirez (except photo booth shots)