Ani’s St. Thomas Celebration

This year my family celebrated Mom's birthday in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. the weather and water were beautiful, though fresh, raw, whole foods were hard to find

By |January 20th, 2011|Fitness, Health, LIFESTYLE, Travel, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Moby at Monster Massive

Moby invited me to Monster Massive in downtown LA where he was spinning to over 40k ravers. It was awesome to see Moby rock the house, he really had the crowd going strong.

By |November 12th, 2010|Events, Fitness, LIFESTYLE, Music|0 Comments

Walk for Farm Animals with Gene Baur in Santa Monica, CA

I had the honor of leading Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals with founder Gene Baur in Santa Monica, CA. It was the biggest turnout yet.

By |September 25th, 2010|Events, Green Living, Health, LIFESTYLE|1 Comment

Feeding My Hair with an Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is my DIY version of a hot oil treatment for my hair. It relaxes, stimulates hair growth, and moisturizes...

By |August 30th, 2010|Beauty, Green Living, Health, LIFESTYLE|3 Comments

NYC Raw Food + Friends

Moby, Shania Twain, Anthony Andersen, Dhrumil Purohit, Philip McCluskey...Pure Food and Wine and Quintessence

By |August 12th, 2010|Green Living, Health, LIFESTYLE, Music, Travel|1 Comment

Moby, Frances Fisher, and DiamondSnake

Moby was performing with his new band DiamondSnake last night in Hollywood, where I bumped into Frances Fisher and Eva. We had a blast dancing up a storm. You can see Moby on stage behind us rocking out to his new Heavy Metal music.

By |July 8th, 2010|Green Living, Health, LIFESTYLE, Music|1 Comment

Community Gardens in South Los Angeles

During my silent 10-day Vipassina mediation last October, I had a vision to work with kids in underprivileged neighborhoods teaching them how to garden, grow food, and make healthy food. These neighborhoods lack fresh produce or healthy food options. The only way to save lives is to teach kids about food, real food. Growing our food builds confidence and self reliance. It's important for kids to understand where their food comes from. Neelam Sharma is the Executive Director of Community Services Unlimited, Inc. and is largely responsible for the development of CSU's food justice and youth training programs. She helped create The Healthy School Food Coalition, The LA Food Justice Network, and the California Food Justice Coalition. An inspirational lady...passionate, intelligent, and beautiful. Neelam and I met at the Expo Center garden, where I first met Dana Clay, the Urban Farm Assistant responsible for this beautiful garden. I found a curry tree for the first time, and the leaves tasted pungent, like curry. They even had a cherimoya tree! Yum. The last time I saw a cherimoya tree was in Baja. I love cherimoya, and just picked up 3 at the local farmer's market. Visit CSU's weekly Farm Stand in front of the Expo Center on Menlo just north of MLK on Thursdays from 3-6pm. Find more about Community Services Unlimited events, and how you can volunteer on their website. A special thanks to my good friend Bryant Terry for introducing me to Neelam and CSU, inc.

By |May 7th, 2010|Farmers' Market, Green Living, Health, LIFESTYLE|4 Comments

Tyler Golden’s Raw Food Photography

Tyler Golden shot the beautiful color food photos that grace the center pages of Ani's Raw Food Essentials. Tyler had a show of his aerial photography last weekend. I stopped by to say hello and gave him a sneak peek copy of our book.

By |April 27th, 2010|LIFESTYLE|1 Comment

Ani’s Vital Juice Spa + Synchro Swim Weekend

Read about the raw food lunch I enjoyed with Vital Juice, Los Angeles editor Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh and Kimberly Miguel Mullen.

By |April 27th, 2010|Green Living, Health, LIFESTYLE|0 Comments

Dance, Raw Food, & Good Friends

Last night I met up with DJ Andy Caldwell and a bunch of old school friends. Andy was spinning in Los Angeles.

By |April 13th, 2010|Health, LIFESTYLE, Music|0 Comments