I love her so much that I watched two or three episodes of Miss Match.
And I love it that she got naked for PETA (even though I'm a confirmed carnivore).
But these are stories for other, rainier days.
The subject at hand – and the reason I’m writing this green brief -- is Alicia’s scheduled appearance at something called the “Green Lounge” at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 15.
As best as I can tell, based on a release I received from Nicole Sherwin, event founder and host of TV’s Celebrity Soul, “Green Lounge” is an upscale, invitation-only consumer show with a green overlay and a heavy dose of New Age self-empowerment.
Alicia, described as an “actress, author and environmental advocate,” will be one of the speakers at a “wellness symposium,” along with Jason Nelson, an author, spiritual coach and, purportedly, “a defining voice in the world of personal wellness and metaphysics.”
According to Sherwin, her goal “is to create a platform for the thought leaders of the world in the areas of environmentalism, wellness and philanthropy to share ideas and create proactive change in an eco-luxury setting." The goal is also to move a lot of green merch, including cosmetics, jewelry, furniture, fashion and accessories, baby products, eco-smart homes and clean diesel cars. Guests will mingle in “VIP Green Suites” where they can sample products in an “eco-luxurious” setting.
By the way, the invitees (does that means that they haven’t promised to show up?) include Daryl Hannah, Mariel Hemingway, Jenny McCarthy, Adrian Grenier (of HBO's Entourage) and a bunch of other TV stars I couldn’t pick out of a line-up.
Many of these celebs are developing their own "green" or wellness credentials. For example, Hemingway -- according to her web site -- has written books about yoga and nutrition. Grenier is the host of a green lifestyle and makeover series on Planet Green TV called Alter Eco. Alicia has written a vegan cookbook called The Kind Diet.
The hotel’s chefs and barkeeps will be on hand, making organic snacks and “eco cocktails.”
And, boy, do I have a great pick-up line for Alicia!
“Hey, girl, you gave a great talk at the symposium. What do you say we hit the bar, knock back some eco-margaritas or sustainable sangria, then blow this eco-friendly taco stand? We can get nasty on the fold-out bed at my buddy’s crib in Silverlake, then maybe catch a show at Spaceland. Hey, I’ll even buy you breakfast at Millie’s.”
She’ll fall like a house of cards. I just know it.