Here's my hero & hero for the animals, Gene Bauer, looking so dapper in his tuxedo! Gene started Farm Sanctuary by selling veggie hot dogs out of the back of his VW van. That VW van! It's been refurbished & ready to take Gene on his Just Eats Cross-Country Tour to explore vegan American eats & to celebrate Farm Sanctuary's 25 years. Yes indeed, bet the folks at Cipriani have never had a VW van highlight the entrance to their grand space.
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary bedazzled all with the plastic farm animals in her hair:
Kind Green Planet & new documentary, Vegucated & me posing with the piglet- yes, did I mention the drinks flowed from 5pm-12am?
Olsenhaus & two talented designer friends from the West Coast:
Skinny Bitch...crazy thing, I haven't seen Rory in over twelve years since we both worked at Ford Models...who knew back then that she would go on to be a vegan rockstar & that I would actually be vegan?!?!
The Discerning Brute & Pinnacle with his boyfriend, James:
Vaute Couture & I in ambient dinner lighting...haha.
David Lee of Field Roast Grain Meat Co. worked closely with Chef Paolo Dorigato from Cipriani to create the menu.
First course: Heirloom Tomato, fava beans, romaine salad, crostini with tapenade- yum!
Second course: Ravioli with Field Roast Chao Cheese- extra yummy, though the chickpeas draped on were bland & unnecessary...
Here's David Lee from Field Roast- those blurry cow paintings are Peter Max originals of Maxine the cow, a resident of Farm Sanctuary- those paintings were auctioned at $10,000 a piece- whoo hoo, go Maxine!
Kathy Freston was one of many honored for her work on behalf of the animals.
Vegan Treats for their new reality show, think working title is Sweet Avenger- yay for vegans on reality tv!
Brings tears to my eyes. The world will be vegan one day- hope springs eternal.