24 May 2010
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ESPN will air 44 FIFA World Cup matches from South Africa – the most ever for the network in one tournament. ESPN2 will feature 10 matches. ABC will broadcast 10, beginning with the U.S. Men’s National Team’s tournament opener vs. England on Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. ET in Rustenburg. The tournament will conclude on ABC with the title match Sunday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. ET from the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.
Coverage will begin Friday, June 11, on ESPN, ESPN360.com and ESPN Mobile TV, with the tournament’s opening match at 9:30 a.m. from the Soccer City in Johannesburg, host country South Africa versus Mexico.
A huge International Natural Fiber Recycling mobilization is currently taking place to help get hair boom to the Gulf Coast Spill. We have 19 donated warehouses spread along Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida that are receiving hair from donors all over the US, Canada and beyond! There are thousands of volunteers signing up to have Stocking Stuffers and Bar B Q parties where they're making the boom. They're calling them Boom B Qs.
- Sign up with Excess Access via the Matter of Trust website... accessible HERE.
- Click the Activation link that they email to you.
- You will then receive an email with a location of where to send stuff. This is important and unique, as they are coordinating space in donated warehouses along the Gulf Coast to make sure distribution is efficient. (This may take a while, as they are sending emails out in waves once daily at 12pm PST.)
- Once you have been emailed an address, get started with these instructions from MoT:
- Set aside a designated box and line it with a plastic bag so hair (and fur, fleece & feathers) can't slip out.
- Put all waste hair & natural fibers in the bag!
- After you've filled it with hair, tie the top of the bag and tape the box shut.
- Mark the boxes DEBRIS FREE HAIR (FUR, FLEECE, FEATHERS) or NYLONS.
- Mail boxes in to the address(es) we provide you by email AFTER you sign up.
- any length is fine
- every type of hair is fine but only HEAD hair, please!
17 May 2010
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12 May 2010
They were mainly used dried until the 17th century, when green peas became all the rage in the French court as Françoise d’Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wrote in 1696: “This subject of peas continues to absorb all others, the anxiety to eat them, the pleasure of having eaten them and the desire to eat them again, are the three great matters which have been discussed by our princes for four days past. Some ladies, even after having supped at the Royal table and well supped too, returning to their own homes at the risk of suffering from indigestion, will again eat peas before going to bed. It is both a fashion and a madness.”
11 May 2010
SurfMonk is 100% committed to sustainable and local manufacturing. Made in Los Angeles, all goods are sweatshop-free, organically dyed and made of raw materials developed without the use of chemicals. We believe in the use of natural resources without destroying the ecological balance of our world.
SurfMonk also features cool accessories from other brands - my favorite of which is Tiger Lily. My neighbor, Heather Gardner, designs all of Tiger Lily's exquisite, nature-inspired pieces, and I love her stuff. Her feather earrings are featured on the SurfMonk website, but you can also see her whole collection here. Heather was on of the boutique vendors at the Tribute to the Human Spirit Awards gala that I produced last week, and she lent me a beautiful gold/blue Swarovski crystal set of necklaces and earrings for the evening!
10 May 2010
- Asian Pears
- Black-eyed Peas
- Dates (Medjool)
- Green Beans
- Green Onion
- Green Peas
- Navel Orange
- Passion Fruit
- Summer squash
- Valencia Oranges
09 May 2010
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (more like 1... I was at the bottle of the bottle)
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (I used a handful and broke them into pieces)
- 1/3 crisp apple, cut in cubes
- some ground up sea salt
- 3 shakes ground cinnamon
- a drizzle of flaxseed oil
04 May 2010
The Malibu Cook's Tour is a long-standing tradition in the Malibu community and is limited to 300 passports. The tour begins at Malibu Methodist Nursery School, 30128 Morning View Drive. Passport tickets are $65 per person. Reservations can be obtained by calling 310.457.5144.The official website from the school says there are 350 spaces, and it's a self-guided tour of "magnificent Malibu homes" featuring "a gourmet traveling tasting menu prepared by local prominent chefs."
"This home called 'Whitesands House' is one of four homes to be seen on the Malibu Cook's Tour May 8. Laurel Anderson of LifeFood Organic will serve her organic and raw food treats here." (photo above)"The Tuscan style Villa Sancti di Bella Vista will be one of the four homes seen on the Malibu Cook's Tour on May 8. Tra di Noi will serve Italian treats at this home."
"The 14,000 square foot Villa Cascata (House of the Waterfall), situated on 20 acres of land, with view of Paradise Cove, Little Dume and beyond, will be catered by Chef David Price of Terra restaurant."I hadn't heard of LifeFood Organic before today, but I am totally intrigued! I'll hopefully head out to Cahuenga soon, so I can try something at at the raw, organic, gluten-free new restaurant!
03 May 2010
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01 May 2010
I recently discovered the clothing line LOYALE, and am so excited to have found it! It's ecologically-conscious clothing that is actually chic. I so applaud its designer Jenny Hwa for her philosophy and community-outreach. Did I mention that this line includes swimwear? I am not talking generic bikinis here; the Hermosa suit is so cute, eco or not, I want it! It has a flirty, retro vibe without looking like a costume. According to the website, the S and M sizes have sold out, (no word on larger sizes), so all that is currently available is size XS. Also, after having seen $100+ swim suits set the standard for years, I'm happy to report that this one retails for $84. What a steal!