Eating local, sustainable food is a message we’ve all heard by now. Its impact on the environment and our health is undeniable. Here is a great resource for those of us who want to eat well
and don’t know where to look.
Added by Annie on February 10, 2010 at 9:30am —
This simple, web-based exercise log offers a user-friendly interface. You can share your updates on Facebook and Twitter or use the site to find workout buddies in your area or share your progress with friends. The site also features an optional sync function with Nike+.
Simple interface, great… Continue
Added by Annie on January 21, 2010 at 1:00pm —
With a long list of benefits, such as preventing energy loss and weight gain, reducing stress and serious health conditions, people who take part in daily physical activity report that they feel more balanced and have a better emotional state of mind.
With experts recommending 30 minutes of physical activity a day - Philips Direct Life activity monitor is… Continue
Added by Annie on January 12, 2010 at 10:30am —
By the year 2050, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people. If traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today, an estimated 109 hectares of new land (roughly the size of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed the growing population. Currently, over 80% of the world’s suitable land is in use for raising crops (FAO…
Added by Annie on January 7, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Sure it sucks when you run out of battery and don't have a charger, but it sucks even more when you have a charger and no outlet. Solio Classic Hybrid Charger may be the solution to both of these problems.
Solio is a compact and versatile device that stores power from both the sun or socket. A fully charged Solio will recharge the average phone up to two times its capacity, or give up to 15 hours of MP3 music. And because it generates free… Continue
Added by Annie on April 18, 2009 at 10:06am —
"Down for the Carb Count"--Carbs vs. Proteins, the battle rages on. These hillarious bathroom scales are perfect for the carb conscious, scale fearing, fighter of the bulge. Artist Wendy Gold, creator of Art de Toilette
, specializes in one-of-a-kind handmade bathroom art.
"The Moment of Truth"--Have you been an angel or a… Continue
Added by Annie on March 31, 2009 at 1:00pm —
What's the cost for stacked burgers alongside stacked waitresses? How about your life. The Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona is known for serving only fat laden, artery clogging foods like the "quadruple bypass burger" and "flat-liner fries" deep-fried in pure lard. Try to order a diet soda and they'll laugh you right out of the restaurant.
"Doctor" Jon, owner and author of "The Heart Attack Grill… Continue
Added by Annie on January 22, 2009 at 9:30am —
Project Angel Food is a wonderful organization that has set out to nourish the "body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses." They deliver free meals to more than 1,400 people throughout the LA area.
Teaming up with the fashion world, they have created Divine Design, the West Coast's premiere fashion and home shopping event. Leading designers donate gorgeous fashions,…
Added by Annie on November 25, 2008 at 6:14pm —
I thought this was funny. It's truly amazing the things people come up with.
Added by Annie on October 22, 2008 at 10:30am —
"Gay Married Couple"
Clearly you're affecting the way I see things. I would have never noticed this ad in the past, but your facination with the advertising world has definitely rubbed off on me.
The fine print reads: "Nina Poon, Transgender Woman Loving Girlfriend, makeup artist and illustrator"
Sure it could all… Continue
Added by Annie on October 13, 2008 at 10:00am —
This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in OC. It has a great location because it is just a short walk away from Balboa Island.
They are famous for their Champagne Sunday Brunch, (it's Bananas!!) At $27.95
you get ALL YOU CAN DRINK Champagne
and a 3 course meal with your choice of a starter, main course, and dessert.
Seriously, everything on the… Continue
Added by Annie on September 15, 2008 at 2:30pm —
A couple of days ago, one of my best gal pals and I decided to be spontaneous and spent a day at Laguna beach.
First Stop: Breakfast at Las Brisas
They have a great breakfast buffet Monday through Saturday from 8-10:30 a.m. The breakfast includes freshly baked croissants and muffins; and a selection of cereals, melons, yogurt and cottage cheese. For a savory tooth; sausage,… Continue
Added by Annie on September 1, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Added by Annie on August 24, 2008 at 5:30pm —
I heard so many great things about Urth Caffe I had to check it out for myself. Did it live up to all the hype? Absolutely!! This place is really creative in its menu and I love that every item has a healthy twist. They're known for there organic coffee's, but definitely have much more to offer than just an ordinary cup of Joe.
a strawberry and banana smoothie, (thanks for the tip Alice) and a soy divine chai tea… Continue
Added by Annie on August 1, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Remember how we had the previous discussion about Mini and all of its awesomeness...(yes, I am a proud owner.) Well now you have the chance to test one out for yourself, "on an aggressive autocross course."
"Mini Takes the States" is back:
EVERYONE IS INVITED – EVEN IF YOU DON’T OWN A MINI
The net proceeds from registration fees help out a regional MINI Motoring Hearts ™ charitable organization. The event offers live… Continue
Added by Annie on July 30, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Some of us metropolites are training to run for the Nike Human Race this August. I found this article as a way to motivate myself to clock in my weekly miles and thought I'd share it with everyone.
It really makes you wonder, what are we as humans capable of and how far are we willing to go to defy the "impossible"?
The Inspiration: Sarah Reinertsen
When Sarah Reinertsen was a kid, she… Continue
Added by Annie on July 23, 2008 at 11:32am —
My previous experience of Long Beach has been limited to hanging out on the beach and checking out the local bar scene. I definitely would have never expected to walk into this gem of a boutique. Maison Femme is a great little shop on 2nd street that seriously makes you feel like you've just walked into a store on the Champs-Elysées.
They carry French brand body creams and fragrances, jewelry, baby clothes, chic furniture, to die for… Continue
Added by Annie on July 22, 2008 at 1:51am —
With all of the previous discussion about Starbucks and Pinkberry I had to get your opinion on this one.
I walked into Starbucks today expecting to see the ads for the new protein shake, (thanks Alice) but definitely didn't expect to find the new Icy Italian Cool SORBETTO!
Yes folks, I said sorbetto. Starbucks is hailing the Sorbetto as an, "indulgent Italian-inspired treat for consumers looking for a mid-afternoon… Continue
Added by Annie on July 15, 2008 at 3:30pm —
$8 admission Every second Sunday of the month (July 13th)
I personally love flea markets and vintage shopping. I like the idea of finding one of a kind piece’s that bring a little bit of the past into the present. So, I was looking around for new places to checkout and I think I came across what may be the mother of all flea markets.
Every second Sunday of the month, the market has over 2,500 vendors of antiques,… Continue
Added by Annie on July 8, 2008 at 11:30am —
So the ladies and I went to Vegas this past weekend and stayed at the highly anticipated THE HOTEL at Mandalay. The concensus is? Don't bother wasting your money here. The place was cool, clean, and chic, but the compliments end here. Upon arrival we spent 20 minutes at the check-in desk trying to fix our screwed up reservations and we walked away without the problem solved or even an apology! Then we get to the room and make a call to housekeeping only to end up connected to the bell-desk. I… Continue
Added by Annie on June 25, 2008 at 11:41am —