lunch menu [carrot + turnip]
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With St. Valentines Day right around the corner… we thought it appropriate to focus this week on putting a little love in our hearts!
- focus on taking care of #1… eat real, fresh food to nourish + feed the soul.
- whisper sweet nothings or scream it from high atop the mountain… just make sure those special folks know just how much they are appreciated.
- surprise + delight a stranger, a friend, a loved one. spread the love.
And the world will be a better place…for you and me…. you just wait and see… put a little love in your hearts
…… our **shop** is open!!!
Go on in and take a look! Pick up a tee shirt or two and help make a difference in this crazy world of ours.
Be good…. buy goods for good!
Today I left town on a big old jet airliner. It’s the first trip of five that are scheduled over the next several weeks. I bid farewell to Austin with an early morning wave good bye and way too much packed into my suitcase (I can’t help it… I like to feel prepared for any situation!). I typically have a hard time eating fresh, healthy, balanced meals when I’m traveling, and I often return home with good souvenirs + a few extra LBs- if you know what I mean! This week I’m staying focused on making smart dining choices: fruits + veggies + whole grains, please! It’s time to learn how to travel light!
Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to be a part of the Cream event. Words truly can’t describe the beauty, creativity, hard work, and graciousness of the day. The Bash Please girls are beyond amazing… and sweet, sweet, sweet as can be! I loved everything about them, including their die hard work ethic and the details that they tended to all day long. I met more local gals… bakers, floral makers, paperers, vintage collectors, stylers, and picture takers… who blew me away with their talents.
On the topic of inspiration… there was a moment right before guests arrived, when I was able to stand back and take it all in. Looking around Mercury Hall, seeing amazingness everywhere I turned, physically hurt my heart a little. Not in a bad way, but rather in a big, gigantic, motivational way. Whoa! Fun, excitement, and beauty all wrapped up into one (long!) day. If I could bottle that feeling I would. But, I can’t…. so let’s create it over and over and over again!
As I mentioned, this month has been the hey day of inspiration. We rang in the New Year with an engagement party and the best host + hostessing I have ever seen. Seriously, I have offered to be an apprentice to this missus during her next soiree! She made it look fantastically effortless. Practice makes perfect so we better get to throwing more shin digs!
The first weekend of the month, I attended Blogshop. That two day workshop presented the opportunity to learn a lot and meet a bunch of sweet, talented, eager, excited ladies (gents… if you are on the market, Blogshop is the PERFECT place to find the one!). Bri + Angela were patient and kind teachers, giving us the need-to-knows of photoshop for blogging. And again… practice makes perfect so we better start taking pics of more shin digs!
My biggest take away from the engagement party + Blogshop… inspiration comes from all different sources. From gracious hosting, to experts sharing their knowledge, to creative minds focused on starting something good, it’s so important to take it all in- learn from those around me and continue building my network.
Hey! The Wellgro Co. is on a mission to do some good and we need as much inspiration + collaboration as we can find!
Have a warm + rad-ishday!
We are twenty- something days into this new year, and (wowzers!) it is shaping up to be a good one! This month has been chock full of optimism + goodness, which has left me even more motivated. I’ve been reminded that inspiration comes from places and things, certainly, but most importantly (for me) it comes from people. During this first month of 2012, I have crossed paths with many hard working, business savvy, go getters who are blazing a trail of entrepreneurship across many fields. I have made wonderful connections and had thrilling conversations. I have been given the opportunity to listen and to share. I am fully enthused… excited…and ready to cut the pie- so to speak. Taking time to inspire + be inspired is the focus this week. Ready. Set. Go!
This weekend is The Cream event in Austin, curated by the ladies of Bash Please. There are so many amazing participants coming together to make this event over the top in the most special way!! From local Austinites like Camille Styles and Bake Sale, to some of my most favorite out-of-towners like 100 Layer Cake, Sharkpig, and The Flash Dance. I am thrilled to attend and meet + greet some of the finest folks out there!
For all of you travelers… I pulled together a list of great local eateries to help you navigate the food scene this weekend. We are spoiled here in ATX with local chefs who aim to feed us fresh, delicious food. Below are some of my ultimate favorites…enjoy!
enoteca/ vespaio 1610 S. Congress
northern italian // homemade pasta, wood fired pizzas, great wine list, decadent desserts
hotel san jose 1316 S. Congress
urban, bungalow-style hotel // have a glass of wine + dip your toes in the pool
2ND STREET DISTRICT
la condesa 400a W. 2nd Street
mexican // a personal favorite. try the street corn (you can cut it off the cob), tacos and margaritas
lamberts 401 W. 2nd Street
downtown bbq // fancy bbq + good live music
jo’s 242 W. 2nd Street
coffee + breakfast + lunch // good coffee, breakfast tacos + bites, sandwiches + soups + salads
24 diner 600 N. Lamar Blvd
chef inspired comfort food // chicken + waffles, omelets, burgers
open 24 hours
whole foods 525 N. Lamar Blvd
whole foods corporate headquarters flagship store // just in case you need a grocery!
NORTH… just a little
uchiko 4200 N. Lamar Blvd
japanese farmhouse dining // grilled shishito peppers, crispy brussesls sprouts, sushi
contigo austin 2027 Anchor Lane
fresh, quality, bar food // enjoy sitting outside..crispy green beans, hot toddies, smores