The upcoming Raw Spirit Festival is literally heaven on earth for those whose focus is health and wellbeing.
Visitors from around the world attend to hear from the greatest minds in healthy and eco-living, such as raw food guru David Wolfe, raw food chef Juliano, naturopath Dr Jameth Sheridan, performer Tonya Kay and others. Starting next month, the festivals will be held in Santa Barbara, California, Washington D.C. and Prescott, Arizona respectively.
Set amongst nature, each festival features music, educational booths, an organic farmer’s market, creative children’s program, raw restaurant food court, raw vegan demonstrations, art gardens, dancing, poetry and theatre, yoga and meditation. There’s even a job fair.
Santa Barbara, CA: June 5 – 7. Washington D.C.: August 29 – 30. Prescott, AZ: September 26 – 27.
Find out more at www.rawspirit.com
WorldFest, a solar-powered, vegan, and sustainable music festival is set for May 16 in Los Angeles.
The event is expected to be celeb-central-especially for those interested in animal welfare, the planet, and a healthy lifestyle. Tippi Hedren, actress and founder of the Shambala Preserve, Kathy Freston, bestselling author of Quantum Wellness, Captain Paul Watson from Animal Planets Whale Wars will be guest speakers.
Other speakers and celebrity attendees include actress Linda Blair who runs animal rescue organization WorldHeart Foundation, child actress Saige Ryan Campbell, and health advocate Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Musical guests at WorldFest include The Chapin Sisters, Bonne Musique Zydeco, and others.
WorldFest is a much-anticipated by those who are active in the local community-and for those who would like to become more active. Fest organizers say they also welcome those who simply want to enjoy the music, food, sights, and sounds of the event.
“We have great exhibitors this year with some amazing food booths and the celebrities and bands are all energetic and fun to watch,” says WorldFests Exhibitor Coordinator Andrea Gullo.
As mothers everywhere anticipate a day of pampering this Sunday (May 10), Mother’s Day is also for those who want to remember the remarkable women they once had in their lives.
The Green Dove is a fan of Remembering Mom, a US-based organization that “utilizes the memories and life lessons learned from our mothers to become better women”. Regina Franklin-Basye founded the organization to allow other women to commemorate and celebrate the memory of their mother, specifically around Mother’s Day, in spite of grieving their loss.
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) and LA Unified School District (LAUSD), with personal care brand Yes To Inc., has announced an ongoing partnership to support organic gardens and greenery in urban schools across Los Angeles. EMA and Yes To will directly support a number of school gardens through funding and celebrity mentoring from EMAs Young Hollywood Board.
Board members include Amy Smart, Nicole Richie (pictured left at the 18th Annual Environmental Awards), Maroon 5, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rosario Dawson, Maria Menounos, Matthew Rhys, Lance Bass, Emily VanCamp, Anna Getty, Olivia Wilde, Carter Oosterhouse and others. Each member will adopt a school to raise awareness for the program and help kids with environmental education.
As the school gardens grow and evolve, student gardeners learn invaluable life lessons such as team work, problem-solving, service-learning, ecology and patience. The program will launch in early summer with a special event at one of the 25 schools.
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Partying need not be bad for you or the environment. The Dove is heading to ECCO Ultra Lounge in Hollywood tonight to see exactly why this eco-friendly club is the talk of Tinseltown.
Using energy from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Green Power-a resource that provides wind, sun and water power-the nightspot is all about green, from free valet parking for hybrid vehicles to insulation of 100 per cent organic cotton. Then there’s the LED lighting system and Turbosound speakers and Powersoft amplifiers that reduce energy by a whopping 70 per cent (compared to the standard varieties). Ecco Lounge’s organic cocktails are also served on a bar made from non-toxic materials, while the restrooms feature waterless urinals.
A favorite of celebrities (think Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Tommy Lee) and every day locals alike, Ecco Lounge is giving everyone a good (and healthy) reason to celebrate.
1640 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, US 90028
Ocean and Vine, Loews Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica
A COMPLETE EXPERIENCE Its undeniable the postcard view from this must-visit restaurant is a major draw card for hotel guests and locals alike. Sunset, surf and sand aside, its whats inside Ocean and Vine that truly makes dining here so special. Arrive early to cozy up on the plush donut-shaped lounge that encircles a roaring fire pit-but not without a signature raspberry mojito in hand.
FRESH, FABULOUS FARE Service here is impeccable, as are the meals that boast farmers market-fresh ingredients-and fabulous flavors that linger long after dinner is over. Start your culinary journey with the roasted garlic chipotle hummus with herb and Parmesan encrusted flat bread; followed by the tender roasted eggplant with Israeli couscous and tofu, a dish prepared especially for vegans. Sides of broccoli rabe with roasted garlic and risotto, asparagus tips and shaved Parmesan is a vegetarian favorite. Feast on fresh berries for dessert before retreating back to where it all began: fireside overlooking the lights of Santa Monicas famous pier.
TIP Ocean and Vine is the perfect spot for a romance-infused double date, or to celebrate special events with the entire family.
1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401.
Phone (310) 576-3180 santamonicaloewshotel.com
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