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Last month we took part in Debbie Durkins Eco-Oscars Green Carpet Lounge. It took place at a private estate in Beverly Hills. There were a ton of great vendors and we met a bunch of great people. We were told our cupcakes were the talk of the party and got a great response from everyone. Here are some pics of people we met at the event.
Kevin was a really nice guy, even when some of the kids from Twilight started chanting “Hercules” in the background.
Michael was a really cool guy, and he is vegan, so he was very excited that we were there with our cupcakes.
Two people from Glee were there, Patrick Gallager and Josh Sussman (who’s afro is even more impressive in person)
Mayim Bialik from Blossom showed up and it turns out she is vegan too
We had a great time meeting everybody and munching on cupcakes.
On september 17th and 18th Luscious Organic Desserts took part in the Eco-Emmys Celebrity Green Gifting & Wellness Chateau hosted by producer Debbie Durkin. The event was a benefit for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® , i am that girl, spcaLA, Green Wish, and Free The Slaves. We were happy to be on hand to provide guests with our organic vegan cupcakes, and to be part of an event benefitting such great causes. The turnout was incredible and we had the opportunity to meet some amazing people. We were told that everyone was talking about our cupcakes and they were the hit of the party. There were a ton of celebrities at the event including Malin Akerman, emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence, Sam Levine, Rachelle Carson-Begley, actors from Melrose Place and 90210, some of the cast from Greys Anatomy and many more. Here are some pics from the event.
We got the chance to meet Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat, Watchmen, The Heartbreak Kid) and she gave us a big thumbs up for our cupcakes.
It was nice to meet Emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence, and she was looking great. Here she is hanging out with Darren Morre from Alter Eco.
One of our favorite new comedies is Better Off Ted, and Jonathan Slavin who plays one of the nerdy scientists on the show stopped by to try some cupcakes. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that he is vegan, and I think he was just as excited to see us, as he said he hadnt had a vegan cupcake in a long time. Starring along with Portia de Rossi, how many other primetime sitcoms have 2 vegans acting in them?
Gloria Garayua one of the iterns on Grey’s Anatomy was there and she is one of the nicest people we have ever met.
Herself and 2 other interns from the show were there. Since this event we did another event with Gloria, we will have pics up soon from that event.
Prodigal Sunn from the Wu-tang Clan was there. He grew up in Bed-stuy about 1 mile from where i went to college.
Rachelle Carson-Begley and the crew from Living with Ed was shooting some video for their upcoming season. We still havent met Ed yet, but she took a couple cupcakes home for him.
We got to meet Hakeem Kae-Kazim from 24 and he was super nice. It suprised me has a british accent in real life, on 24 he had a thick african accent. He played such an evil dude on that show, i dont think he could have puled it off with a british accent though.
Mark Christopher Lawrence plays Big Mike on the tv show Chuck. He was trying to watch his calories, but his agent convinced him to try one. He said they were really good.
Sofia Milos from CSI: Miami.
On Saturday the 29th we were at the Malibu Wine Classic with a whole bunch of chocolate mini cupcakes. Everyone was sampling wine from a ton of local wineries, and what goes better with all the red wine than chocolate cupcakes. The cupcakes were a big hit and we had a great time there. At the booth across from us Mariel Hemingway was selling some of her snacks, and Tori Spelling came through with her husband Dean.
A new store just opened up at The Camp in costa mesa called Seed Peoples Market.
They have a great selection of local artists, craftspeople, jewelry, tshirts, etc, it looks like a lot of them if not most of them had an Eco edge to them. The store also has a small cafe that serves vegetarian and vegan meals, including raw dishes from 118, and desserts from Luscious Organic Desserts.
We are starting off with cupcakes and brownies there, but look forward to bringing in some other desserts as well.
I also saw the new raw “cook”book from Jenny Ross the executive chef at 118.
The new store is in the spot where adventure 16 used to be. Its located inside The Camp, which is turing into a vegan lovers shopping center dream. The Camp also has 118 raw restaurant, Native Foods, Humanitaire, and now Seed Peoples Market serving vegan desserts.
Rachelle Carson-Begley from Living with Ed showed up to the event in a prius along with the crew of Living with Ed. The crew was filming and hopefully it was for a new season of Living with Ed. She walked around with Darren Moore from Alter Eco, and they ended up hanging out with us for a while and fed each other cupcakes.
Sarah Jane Morris from Brothers and Sisters showed up to the event in her veggie-diesel vintage mercedes.
It was great to see Josie Maran again after seeing her at the vert event we did.
KaDee Strickland from Private Practice was there, although we didnt get a good picture, here she is in a crowd.
Dominic Purcell from Prison Break was at the event. Kind of a strange pic, not sure what hes doing with that beam.
Overall it was a great event with a ton of great eco minded people hanging out.
Rachel Sarnoff from Eco Stiletto threw a great party.
The Road Less Traveled hosted a wedding event at their store on the 16th of May. We were on hand providing samples of our vegan cupcakes and to discuss our wedding services. We specialize in making super moist delicious vegan wedding cakes and wedding cupcakes. Whether you are looking for an Organic Wedding Cake, or an Organic Vegan Wedding Cake, Luscious Organic Desserts can help you on your special day. If you are looking for something a bit different, cupcakes for weddings are becoming a very popular alternative to cakes.
On May 30th Luscious was at Vert in Venice Beach where Josie Maran had a makeover party with her Cosmetics line. Along with great makeovers from Josie Maran Cosmetics visitors also snacked on vegan cupcakes from Lucious. It was really nice to meet Josie and her team, you can check out a post on her blog
Update: Check out coverage of this event on LA Pretty
Here are some pics of celebrities that came to our booth this year at coachella.
Reese and Jake stopped by to grab some food for Reese (after jake went to the sausage kings).
Dita Von Teese grabbed a Coconut.
Here’s Adrian Grenier from Entourage chompin on a cupcake, he stopped back a few times, was really nice…
After perfoming a killer set on the main stage, Michael Franti from Spearhead stopped by later that night. He’s vegan and i was hoping he would stop by. He’s one of my favorite musicians, it was really cool to meet him.
Leven Rambin, Riley from the Sarah Conor Chronicles stopped by looking hot sporting red hair. We hope they bring her back after getting killed off recently, maybe in the future timeline.
Heres Jared Leto grabbing some food.
Two of the girls from Theivery Corporation showed up a couple times.
Alright…we know this next guy, but it took us forever to remember his name…he is always the evil guy in movies. Then it dawned on my friend that its Murdoc from Macgyver, Macgyvers evil nemesis….unless that was his plan all along…to sneak up on us and pull some anti-mcgyverish kinda scheme to get his cupcake on….. MURDOCCC!!!!
Micheal Des Barres is his name by the way…
Alicia Silverstone came by to check out our vegan grub
Cat Deeley the host of So you think you can dance dropped by so i of course challenged her to a breakdance competition and started doing a wicked headspin on our table while eating cupcakes…ok…maybe i didnt think of that until after she left, but at least we got a pic.
Flea from red hot chilipeppers was grabbin some raw grub
Ras Congo was playing with N.A.S.A. and later stopped by to grab a cupcake.
rosanna arquette kinda grumbled at me when i offered her a cupcake, not in the friendliest of moods…
Esai Morales from NYPD Blue and the new battlestar galactica spinoff Caprica showed up several times at our booth, after having him mistakenly think i was some crazy stalker fanboy (long story) he finally came back and grabbed some cupcakes.
thats most of the pics. we had a blast being at coachella in the VIP section, and the reaction to our cupcakes was incredible. We can’t wait to do it next year.
coachella 2009 was crazy. i finally got all the pics together after sleeping a few days after we got back. we were lucky enough to have a booth in the VIP section this year along with Jennys Raw (from 118 degrees restaurant.) We got an incredible repsonse from everyone with our cupcakes. Saw a ton of celebrities and musicians. We got a bunch of pics of celebs but not everyone… some of the celebs we saw included Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, Dita Von Teese, Lake Bell, Alicia Silverstone, Scott Speedman (and his wife who looked like a supermodel but dont know her name,) Esai Morales, Michael Franti from Spearhead, Zac Braff, fashion design Jeremy Scott, and a bunch of other people but i cant remember their names. And we finally got to meet Quarrygirl as well :-) check out her review of the cupcakes here.
We ended up making about 2000 cupcakes for the event which was crazy. Barely got any sleep, but can’t wait to do it again next year. When we got there thursday to check in Paul McCartney was doing sound checks and he had to have played for about 2 hours or so, it went on forever. We got about 1 hour of sleep the night before but had to try and crash even with all the sound checks going on. The next morning was really surreal, walking through the coachella lawn at 7 in the morning before anyone was there.
people were still setting up a lot of the sculptures. We made it to our booth and set it up, we shared a space with Jenny from 118 in costa mesa. They had some incredbile raw dishes and fresh young coconuts. It was very cool, aside from Acai I think we had the only vegan food in the VIP area.
The funniest thing about our booth location though were our neighbors….
thats right…sausage kings… people were pointing and laughing at that one all weekend. But they were all really cool.
more pics coming up in next post….
We just did the Newport Beach Film Festival last night (pics to come soon) and Julian Ayres from E! news had some great things to say about our cupcakes, and mentions us in his article.
“Farther back on the patio, caterers from Taste Catering Cafe and Luscious Organic Desserts served up delectable “pure, decadent, vegan” cupcakes and a wide-array of scrumptious snacks that hit the spot just right.”