Monday, December 17, 2012

My 2013 To Do List


Here is my ever changing list of things I would like to do during 2013.
  1. Do the Diva Dash in Boston, MA Done 9/7/13
  2. Go to Hawaii (trip planned for June!) Done 6/10/13!
  3. Eat at an Ethiopian restaurant
  4. Run a 10k race Done 8/21/13. My time was 1:04.
  5. Go on a Redhook brewery tour with my hubby
  6. Visit Citizen Cider in Essex, VT
  7. Visit Trillium Brewery with my hubby
  8. Visit the Charlton Orchards Farm and Winery  in Charlton, MA
  9. Visit the Turtle Creek Winery in Lincoln, MA
  10. Visit the Alfalfa Farm Winery in Topsfield, MA
  11. Visit the Still River Winery in Harvard, MA
  12. Check out the Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery in Westport, MA
  13. Make seitan from scratch
  14. Make almond milk from scratch
  15. Eat at Revitalive Cafe in Newburyport, MA
  16. Eat at Susty's Cafe in Northwood, NH
  17. Eat at The Wholesome Cafe in Ayer, MA
  18. Eat at Sweetgreen in Boston, MA 
  19. Eat at Bagel Time in Worcester, MA Done 11/24/13. Loved it!
  20. Eat at Dalat in Worcester, MA (Menu items #3, #86, and #90)
  21. Eat at Bahnan's Cafe in Worcester, MA
  22. Eat at Fiore's Bakery in Jamaica Plain, MA
  23. Order the Tempeh Reuben at Acoustic Java in Worcester, MA
  24. Eat at Root in Allston, MA Done 8/31/13. Brunch was awesome!
  25. Eat at My Thai Vegan Cafe in Boston, MA Done 4/3/13. I had the Pad Thai and loved it!
  26. Eat at One Love Cafe in Worcester, MA 
  27. Eat at Pomir Grill in Worcester, MA Done 8/30/13. Highly recommended!
  28. Eat at the Allston Diner in Allston, MA Done 6/29/13. The Vegan BBQ Breakfast was great!
  29. Eat at the Taco Party Food Truck in Boston, MA
  30. Eat and drink at Dado Tea + Coffee in Cambridge, MA Done 2/16/13. Great vegan bubble tea!
  31. Eat at Bon Me in Boston, MA
  32. Go to The Tea Leaf in Waltham, MA 
  33. Boston Public Library's Art and Architecture Tour
  34. Ride in a hot air balloon
  35. Try indoor rock climbing
  36. Visit the new Frost Ice Bar in Boston, MA
  37. Do a corn maze 
  38. Check out the glass flowers at Harvard Museum
  39. Go hiking (I haven't gone in years!)
  40. See a movie at The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA
  41. Visit the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, MA
  42. Go see "The Donkey Show" in Cambridge, MA
  43. Watch a movie at a drive-in movie theater Done 8/2/13. We saw The Wolverine.
  44. Go skydiving Done 8/10/13. Not as scary as I expected!
  45. See Wicked the musical Done 8/7/13. It was AMAZING!
That's it for now! I will continue to adjust the list throughout the year.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Let's Make Black Friday Green Sale!


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Friday, September 21, 2012

Educate Yourself About Your Food!

I find myself having frequent discussions with people on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even Pinterest whenever I post an article about health, animal cruelty, or the environment.

I have noticed that most people respond with their opinions instead of with factual information. It's difficult to have productive conversations when this is the case. I recommend that everyone educate themselves before responding to posts on social media sites.



Here are some resources that I recommend:

Books

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health by Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.

Food Revolution, The: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World by John Robbins

Diet for a New America by John Robbins

Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples by John Robbins 

Healthy Eating, Healthy World: Unleashing the Power of Plant-Based Nutrition by J. Morris Hicks

Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow's Milk and Your Health by Joseph Keon

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness by Kathy Freston

The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health by Dr. Dean Ornish

NO MORE BULL! The Mad Cowboy Targets America's Worst Enemy: Our Diet by Howard Lyman

My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet by Rip Esselstyn

Milk, The Deadly Poison by Dr. Robert Cohen

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Dr. T. Colin Campbell


Dr. Robert Cohen
Dr. Robert Cohen
Dr. Robert Cohen

Documentaries 


Websites

Let me know if I'm missing any good resources!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Boston Craft Beer Meetup - Fall 2012


 
The craft beer meet-up is a social networking event intended for anyone who loves beer.  You do not need a twitter account to attend.  You do not need to know anyone to attend...come meet some new friends!  In fact, bring your friends, bring your family, bring random strangers!

The event will be casual.  No agenda.  Come, drink, talk beer, make friends.  Our meetups are FREE to attend, although you are responsible for cost of food and drinks that you order.

 People new to the craft-beer scene should not hesitate to join us; you won't find anything intimidating about the event...folks with all levels of beer-knowledge will be represented.

                                    RSVP HERE 
Hashtag
When tweeting about the event, please use the #LIBAbeerup hash tag.

Location
Lord Hobo - Cambridge, MA.
From Bostom Magazine: "80 rare brews—German pilsners, Belgian ales, and the like—half of them on tap. Other local bars may have more variety, but none are so cutting-edge. For the cocktail crowd, a crack team of mixologists serves smart interpretations of the classics (their spin on a Manhattan, the Rambler, comes with a splash of Amaro Nonino instead of the usual Angostura bitters). And the wine list shows real expertise."
Time/Date
Saturday September 15th.  1pm - 4pm.
Door prizes drawing at 3:00.

Directions & Parking
Use Google or your GPS.  Directions should be straight forward. Limited steet parking is available (bring quarters).  Most guests with a car will want to park at the Kendall Square Cinema parking garage.

Door PrizesBring your business card for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  Blank cards will be made available for folks without business cards.
Drawing will be held at 3:00.  Must be present to win!

Sponsors
Below are the sponsors who have donated the door prizes or are helping cover expenses for the event.  Please take a moment to check out our sponsor's websites! 
To sponsor this event, contact Josh - jd@lostinthebeeraisle.com.

Lost in the Beer Aisle
Mystery Prize!
Lost in the Beer Aisle will be donating to the door prizes as usual.  If you haven't checked out Lost in the Beer Aisle, the site is all about being laid back and enjoying beer.  The writing style is unintimidating and is welcoming to people with all different levels of beer knowledge.
 
Lord hobo
Two $25 Gift Certificates

Lord Hobo has graciosuly donated two $25 gift certificates toward the door prizes.

Craft Beer Cellar
Two $25 Gift Certificates
Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA is a BEER STORE, focused on craft, micro, or artisanal brewed beers, from the United States and beyond. Our mission has been to create a BEER STORE; a place whose central focus is BEER, not liquor or wine.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ecolissa's Spring 2012 Fashion Show


Description
Please join us for a wonderful afternoon that includes a fashion show by Ecolissa.com and raffle to raise money for Dress for Success Worcester! This is a free event. Take a tour of the beautiful DruMais Salon and enjoy some light appetizers and drinks!
 Spring 2011 Fashion Show
Time/Date
Saturday May 12th from 2 PM - 4PM.


Donations

Dress For Success Worcester

The mission of Dress for Success Worcester is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

***We will be accepting monetary donations and clothing donations for Dress for Success Worcester. They accept gently used business attire, shoes, handbags and jewelry.  Remember that all clothes must be clean and on hangers, and ready to wear to an interview.***

All clothes should be:
  • Clean, ready-to-wear, preferably on hangers
  • Something that you would wear to a professional job interview
  • Contemporary (ideally less than 5 years old) and in excellent condition
  • In season
    What they need...
  • Business suits: pants & skirts
  • Dress shirts & blouses
  • Pants & skirts
  • Blazers
  • Handbags & purses  
  • Dress shoes
  • Jewelry & scarves
Please note that they do not need overcoats, dresses, linen items, sandals, open toed shoes or sweaters at this time.


Location
DruMais Hair Salon
31 Springhill Ave.
Marlborough, MA 01752
 Fall 2012 Fashion Show
Raffle Prizes

Sponsors
 
Dru-Mais Salon
DruMais Hair Salon and Day Spa infuses timeless hometown simplicity with cosmopolitan elegance and downtown edge to create an aesthetic completely its own.

Ecolissa Logo
Ecolissa.com carries only fashionable eco friendly and vegan clothing and accessories made of sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, soy, modal, and tencel.

If you are interested in donating a gift certificate or helping to sponsor this event please contact:
Melissa Dion
603.548.6239

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Join me at the Craft Beer Meetup - Boston

LIBA Craft Beer Meetup - April 2012

Description
The craft beer meet-up is a social networking event intended for anyone who loves beer.  You do not need a twitter account to attend. You do not need to know anyone to attend...come meet some new friends!  In fact, bring your friends, bring your family, bring random strangers!

The event will be casual. No agenda. Come, drink, talk beer, make friends.  Our meetups are FREE to attend, although you are responsible for cost of food and drinks that you order.

People new to the craft-beer scene should not hesitate to join us; you won't find anything intimidating about the event...folks with all levels of beer-knowledge will be represented.

If you are coming, please RSVP here.
Hashtag
If you want to tweet about the event, please use the #LIBAbeerup hash tag

Location 
Meadhall
Cambridge, MA

One hundred and ten (110) taps of craft beer awesomeness.  We'll be hanging out in the Mezzanine, a dedicated space upstairs.

Time/Date
Saturday April 21st.  1pm - 4pm.

Directions & Parking
Mead Hall is at 4 Cambridge Center.  It is VERY close to the Kendall/MIT Red Line stop.

For those of you driving in, street parking around Meadhall is limited.  You may park at the Residence Inn (Marriot) parking garage next door at 6 Cambridge Center.  Parking garage entrances are on Broadway & Ames.  You can get your parking validated by the hostess at Meadhall.

Door Prizes
Bring your business card for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  Blank cards will be made available for folks without business cards.

Drawing will be held at 3:00.  Must be present to win!

Sponsors
Below are the sponsors who have donated the door prizes or are helping cover expenses for the event.  Please take a moment to check out our sponsor's websites! 
To sponsor this event, contact Josh - jd@lostinthebeeraisle.com.

Lost in the Beer Aisle
Mystery Prize!
Lost in the Beer Aisle (me, your host!) will be donating to the door prizes as usual.  If you haven't checked out Lost in the Beer Aisle, the site is all about being laid back and enjoying beer.  The writing style is unintimidating and is welcoming to people with all different levels of beer knowledge.
 
Meadhall
Two $25 Gift Certificates

The Meadhall has graciosuly donated two gift certificates toward the door prizes.

Craft Beer Cellar
Two $25 Gift Certificates
Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA is a BEER STORE, focused on craft, micro, or artisanal brewed beers, from the United States and beyond. Our mission has been to create a BEER STORE; a place whose central focus is BEER, not liquor or wine.

Mass. Girls Pint Out --- High and Mighty Brewing
Beer Gift Basket
Massachusetts Girls Pint Out and High and Mighty Brewing have teamed up to provide an awesome gift basket full of delisious beeriness!
Girls’ Pint Out is a national craft beer organization for women. With chapters all over the country, Girls’ Pint Out brings together women who are interested in craft beer. Through monthly events and online collaboration, women involved with Girls Pint Out have the opportunity and resources to become active the in the craft beer community.


High & Mighty Beer Company began in 2006 as an offshoot of Shelton Brothers beer importing company. Will Shelton took his idea for a novel German-style ale to Paper City Brewery in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and Beer of the Gods was born, to extraordinary commercial success, critical acclaim, and unabashed adoration from beer geeks the world over.