Category Archives: Lifestyle

Vegan Oktoberfest 2015: Chat With the Creators

Vegan events are popping up everywhere these days and L.A. has some of the greatest vegan gatherings around. Among them is Vegan Oktoberfest with it’s second annual festival happening this October 3rd and 4th. Last year’s event was so much fun, I was stoked to hear they were bringing it back for a bigger and better round two! I got a chance to chat a bit with the creators Jill and David who are fighting the good fight every day. Check it out below!
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Sunday Funday: Hillcrest Farmers Market

You know you’ve reached a certain level of maturity when going to the farmers market is your idea of Sunday Funday. Even more, I have been looking forward to going to this particular market in Hillcrest all week! Rumor has it that it’s one of the best in San Diego county and if that wasn’t reason enough, I really wanted to check out Anthem Vegan who serves up delicious vegan fare there every Sunday.
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Life Update: A New Chapter

There has been a lot of change in my life over the past year and a half. Divorce, losing a job, moving, starting a new job, another breakup…it’s been challenging to say the least. I’m happy to report now though that I’ve come out of the other side of the tunnel and settled into the next chapter of my life. Which in a nutshell means I can start to focus on this blog again!
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L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Fest 2015

The Los Angeles Vegan Beer and Food Festival – by far my favorite vegan event of the year and arguably my favorite day of the year. It’s hard to explain if you’ve never been, but it’s just such a marvelous time. There’s a collective energy in the air of excitement and compassion and it seeps into your soul. This was the 6th annual and my fourth year attending and absolutely the best for a few reasons. 
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Sunday Funday: Vegan Market Haul

Look, I’m going to be straight up with y’all – this particular Sunday Funday actually happened on a Saturday. I know, I know – how could I?! But the simple truth is Saturday doesn’t have any clever rhymes that portray an awesome weekend day spent doing random fun things. Saturdays are reserved for pictures of cats (Google Caturday if you don’t know what I’m talking about) and I am severely lacking in the feline pet department at the moment. Anyway, moving on…


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My First Juice Cleanse

A lot of people assume that being vegan automatically means you’re super healthy. Myth. There is plenty of junk food and processed vegan food in the world and unfortunately I’ve been eating way too much of it recently. Sometimes I like to eat my feelings and over the past couple months I’ve needed to eat my feelings…a lot. But enough was enough and something needed to change.
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Sunday Funday: Vegan Brunch

I’ve been missing L.A. a lot recently. Like A LOT. I miss my friends and I miss the FOOD! So I thought it would be fun to take a drive up there for Sunday Brunch at one of my favorite spots: Gracias Madre. I dragged my mom along with me even though she’s not a huge fan of the city (but she does love brunch, sooo…) 
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Vegan Holiday Gift Guide 2014

In the spirit of compassion and positivity I compiled a Vegan Holiday Gift Guide. Beautiful and thoughtful gifts in a variety of price points for the vegan in your life. I realize the holidays are about being with loved ones, and I personally would rather just spend quality time with my friends and family than focus on gifts, but sometimes it feels good to give someone you love something thoughtful and special. So I hope this list helps you on your quest!
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VEEV Crazy4CoconutColada Instagram Contest!

Happy June y’all! The weather is hot hot hot and I’ve been spending a lot of time by the pool (slathered in sunscreen of course) daydreaming of my upcoming vacation (more on that later!). I’m sneaking away to a tropical island and nothing gets me in the mood better than an icy cold adult beverage. My beloved VEEV has just released their VitaFruit Coconut Colada flavor which is the PERFECT libation to conjure up visions of white sand beaches and crystal blue waters.
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