I cannot believe that the event is over. It was in many ways like a wedding – tons of planning, the big day – SO exciting, lots of people to meet, being a host, hoping things go smoothly, and probably, being sad tomorrow when it sinks it in that its really over. I really had so much fun planning and executing the weekend from start to finish, and I think we will make an effort for a Healthy Living Summit 2010!
If you missed the live streaming today, all of the segments are available for viewing on demand the LiveStream site: Healthy Living Summit. Click on On Demand at the bottom of the video window. Thanks again to Hangry Mark and Ambush.TV.
The afternoon events included a wonderful presentation by Regina Beidler, an organic dairy farmer for Organic Valley who supplies milk for Stonyfield products. I loved her talk. The more I hear about the organic industry, the more I really believe in it. It is how food SHOULD be. The “conventional” industry is cheap because it is all industrialized.
Me + Zest, chillin
Then we heard from Body + Soul Magazine’s editors on green beauty products
Concentration on their beauty
The Team In Training Bake Sale was a huge success too!! Matt’s buns!
Next stop: POM Juice Bar!
Swag bag nibbles!
We ended the presentations with Fitness With The Bloggers and then even more giveaways!!
After a two hour hiatus to rest and chat with our mothers and husbands (and generally just flop on the bed), we reconvened for a walk to the North End for the Fisherman’s Feast –
It was a gorgeous summer evening!
We had a group of about 30-40 people, so it was a bit tricky getting there with stoplights and intersections – but we did, eventually!
We finally arrived!
It was dreadfully packed, and I was claustrophobic. We were all famished and really wanted a nice sit-down dinner, but that’s not what you get when you go to a festival!! There was no way 40 of us (or 4 of us!) could fit in a restaurant. We eventually decided to split up and rendezvous at a Beer Garden….
There was lots of fried calamari and meat-on-a-stick, but all that I really wanted was pizza. This one had just come out of the oven and looked good…
But it tasted awful. Boring, bland and plasticky –
I ate about 60% whist saying “this is awful” and then realized the situation and put it back down.
My beer was tasty! I got an Amber Ale and drank it quickly because I was thirsty. How ironic is it that we end the Healthy Living Summit with beer and pizza!?
But THEN the night turned a corner when this spinach calzone was raved about and passed to me to try. It was AMAZING!! There was some herb in it that hit the spot. I ended up finishing it off simply for the taste –
Kanz, these Italian Boston bears say hi!
We got the word that the other part of our group had found a wine tasting, so we moved yet again
I decided to pass on the wine (I’ve had Barefoot before…) but had fun taking photos with the friend!
Tina and I dressed for comfort! (And optimal sweat absorption 😉 )
Haya gave me her ticket, so I did have one small wine taste
Gulp. Gulp. Like last night, I am SO GLAD I am not tipsy going to bed!! I like tiny wine sips just fine
Next stop: MIKE’S PASTRY!!! We were about to head home, but you really can’t go to the North End without going to Mike’s, so we made a pit stop for the experience.
I remembered from a year ago liking the German Chocolate Cake, so I decided to get that (along with some communal forks!)
But honestly, it wasn’t good!!!! What’s with me and picking the wrong foods this weekend!? I am NOT a cannoli fan, but the cannolis looked so good.
They were nice enough to share a bite with me (see Meghann’s blog for the embarrassing photo later tonight!) and I had a piece of Caitlin’s too. I probably ate 25% of my cake and shared the rest. Next time I’m going back to the Ganache Cheesecake!
Choices were so limited this evening – Caitlin’s corn on the cob was the only veggie I saw (other than onions for sausages). Not exactly a “Kath Eats Real Food” kinda night but certainly a “Kath Is A Real Person” kinda one.
As they used to say on Looney Toons, “That’s All Folks!”
[Gah! I posted this last night but closed my computer before verifying!!!]