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Lots of exciting news today!

1. Today is my birthday, and a bunch of my friends are eating vegetarian or vegan for the day to celebrate with me! That makes my heart happy.

Feel free to join in the fun and tell me what veg things you’re eating today in the comments!

2. Charleston Skirt! Magazine features me and my blog in their May issue, which just came out!

Here’s the page! Make sure to go pick up a copy if you’re in Charleston!

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SkirtThank you, Margaret Pilarski, editor of Charleston Skirt! Magazine for featuring me! “All-Around-Accessible Vegan” – aww, shucks!

And thank you Alice Keeney Photography for making the photo shoot so fun and doing a fabulous job!

If you’re visiting for the first time because of Skirt!, welcome! You might want to start here at About Sarah and then the first post to get oriented, and then check out whatever else interests you!

Some of my favorites are:

For the Skirt! feature, I got to answer a ton of engaging questions.

I’m so excited I got to highlight Unchain Charleston, a cause that’s near and dear to me, and some of my other favorite products. Click the pic below to make it larger:

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Here are some of the questions and answers that weren’t in the magazine that I’ll share just for you!

Favorite Restaurant: the all-veg Purée Organic Café. (Other fave? Plant in Asheville, NC!)

Where I Shop Locally: The Coastal Cupboard – all sorts of fantastic kitchen gadgets!

Dream Vacation: a vegan foodie tour of Europe

One Item Always In My Purse: beeswax-free lip balm by Crazy Rumors

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

My Desk: a jumble of animal rights lit, notes for future blog posts, and a cat curled up on the keyboard

Favorite Flower: bright pink gerbera daisies

Where You’ll Find Me On Friday Nights: Out to eat with friends

My Secret Ambition: Dancing en pointe again – I did ballet from 3 years old through college.

Tweet Me: @what_i_vegan

Favorite Accessory: My “Friend Not Food” necklace by Christy Robinson – now that’s a statement piece!

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Favorite Beauty Product: Arbonne‘s vegan and cruelty-free Seasource Detox Spa Sea Mud Face & Body Mask (Check out this post all about Arbonne for a special “What I Vegan” discount!)

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Describe Yourself in Three Words: Optimist, (vegan) foodie, seeker

Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot:

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

A gorgeous Puree green smoothie:

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Photo by Alice Keeney Photography

Isn’t Alice an amazing photographer?! You can visit her website here, follow her blog here, and contact her here for your event. I highly recommend her!

We took the pictures at Puree Organic Cafe in Mt. Pleasant, my favorite local restaurant.

In fact, I ate my birthday dinner with dear friends there last night. I got the Deep South Sandwich:

Seitan tenderloin dredged in almond flour and pecans served on a whole-wheat bun with lettuce, onion, tomato, mayo, & Dijon, Buffalo style!

Seitan tenderloin dredged in almond flour and pecans served on a whole-wheat bun with lettuce, onion, tomato, mayo, & Dijon, Buffalo style!

Puree has delicious, all organic food; check out some of the pictures of meals I’ve eaten there in the slideshow:

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I hope you’re as excited about this news as I am! I love that Skirt! is exposing its readers to the vegan lifestyle, and I thank them for highlighting me to do it!

To Skirt!

Sarah

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