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Moby in LA for ‘Gristle’ & Frances Fisher

Moby, one of my favorite musicians, was at the Skirball Cultural Center last night on tour speaking about his new book Gristle.....
By |March 24th, 2010|Events, Health, LIFESTYLE|7 Comments|

Post Genesis Awards Brunch

Sunday was the annual post Genesis Awards Vegan Lovers Brunch hosted by Chef Moira Nordholt and Ron at their lovely home on the beach in Venice.
By |March 23rd, 2010|Events, Health, LIFESTYLE|0 Comments|

Downtown LA on a Saturday Night

Living in the center of Los Angeles, I walk and ride my bike around my neighborhood, rarely drive, and hardly ever make it downtown. Saturday, I visited a new (to me) Japan Town mall in downtown LA where I stumbled upon a really cool bookstore and an Asian grocery store.
By |March 22nd, 2010|Health, LIFESTYLE, Music|1 Comment|

A Pink Floyd Flashback

I went to see a Pink Floyd cover band for Phillip's birthday in the Valley. I haven't partied in the Valley before, and was pleasantly surprised at how great the band was. The club was packed with fans too.
By |March 20th, 2010|LIFESTYLE, Music|1 Comment|

At the Veggie Grill with Kevin and Joe

I met up with the the publisher of VegNews Magazine, Joe Connelly, and the owner of Veggie Grill, Kevin Boyland, in West Hollywood for dinner last night.

Hiking LA in the Canyons in the Sun

After a night of rain, it's sunny and clear today in Los Angeles. The perfect day for outdoor play. To avoid using my Prius, Kanga and I ran a few miles to the canyon, hiked up what feels like an 80 degree cliff face, then ran down and back home. You can see the ocean in the right side of the photo above.
By |February 20th, 2010|Fitness, LIFESTYLE|1 Comment|

Hanuman, the White Monkey

I just finished reading my Hanuman book. My Chinese astrological sign is the year of the monkey, and I love monkeys of all sorts. In Ubud, Bali, I visited the Monkey Forest, where I met these 3 cuties eating fresh fruits and all raw foods: leaves and fruits.
By |February 19th, 2010|LIFESTYLE, Travel|4 Comments|

Raw Food on Airlines in SE Asia

It can sometimes be a struggle to find a vegan option on an American airline. I was surprised that my flights in SE Asia on both Singapore and Silk Air both offered numerous vegan options, from Asian vegan to American vegan, and also offered a RAW FOOD option!

Cabin air pressure in flight is lower than air pressure at sea level, which means we have less oxygen being carried in our blood. Cabin pressure makes our digestion more challenging due to a 30% increase in gases trapped in our body. And, flying is dehydrating. I try to drink a liter of water for every hour of flight time.

I say a raw food platter should be served to everyone on every flight. It’s full of water, oxygen, and easy on the digestion. This isn’t rocket science, but simply common sense. Hopefully, this vegan and raw meal also helps offset my carbon emissions a little bit….

Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Paradise

Mom Tri, owner of the resort, totally gets it. His spa uses edible coconut oil, he has an organic farm in Chang Mai with a cooking school, and looks super fit and healthy.

This is one of 3 pools at Mom Tri’s, and salt water too.

Each morning I’d find a newly bloomed lotus flower. They’re beautiful!

This is just one of several decks overlooking the ocean for dining and drinking. What a view!

This is the beach at Mom Tri’s….turquoise water and white sands. I did get a minor jelly fish sting. I was with a doctor, luckily, who kept me calm, and though it left welts on my arm, it was really not a big deal. I tried to swim a mile a day in the ocean. It was bath water warm and such a treat.

Phuket, Thailand’s a Great Place For Friends

It was super special to get to meet up with 2 longtime friends from SF in Phuket, Thailand.

Dr D (which in Thai means ‘the good doctor’) runs the 21 Day Detox program, and he and his partner John Wood taught me all about detoxing almost 10 years ago. Dr D is currently living in Bangkok developing his clinic with cutting edge healing therapies.

Anthony Hall and I go way back to SF days of raves and web 1.0. He’s an amazing photographer, and artist in general. We’re both back in LA now…and combating jet lag! Anthony’s British…perhaps that explains his stern expression. But, I did manage get him to smile…..

Smiles and friends are two important pieces for fueling happiness. The sunshine and warm water and tropical environment helps too!

By |January 20th, 2010|Health, LIFESTYLE, Travel|0 Comments|