Wine and yoga event

I am super excited to announce that I am partnering with Hip Chicks Do Wine for two wine and yoga events.

Don’t worry, we’ll practice yoga first and enjoy wine after. Yoga before wine … you’ll be fine.

There are two wine and yoga events planned for Saturdays, April 8 and May 6, from 1:45-4 p.m.

Cost is $15 in advance/$18 at the door.

Registration is from 1:45-2 p.m.; yoga from 2-3 p.m.; and from 3-4 p.m. we’ll taste four wines from Hip Chicks Do Wine.

All levels of yoga are supported and welcome.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

I anticipate these events selling out, so it would be a good idea to buy your tickets ahead of time.

You can purchase your tickets on Hip Chick’s website.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail winegoddess@hipchicksdowine.com or ann@gofitgirl.com.

Review Wednesday: Wine2Go

A few months ago I was wine tasting at a Fred Meyer, a one-stop shopping retail supermarket company. (Fred Meyer stores are located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.) After perusing the wine area I noticed an item called Wine2Go.

Wine2Go is a foldable, reusable wine bottle.

I filled it up with some white wine and used it recently at the pool.

The packaging claims it holds a full bottle of wine, which it doesn’t quite do. It holds almost a full bottle of wine. And it’s easy to fill.

The packaging also says, no glass, no worries, leave the bottle at home.

And all of that is true.

You can take the Wine2Go to the pool, camping, tailgating, while picnicking, anywhere you can’t or don’t want to tote glass.

When full, the Wine2Go takes up little room. When empty you can roll it up or just flatten. Whether full or empty the reusable, foldable wine bottle is light weight.

The bottle and Flask2Go were designed right here in Portland. And the packaging and information online claim to be BPA free and that the “containers” are recyclable.

According to the FAQ, Wine2Go makes you funnier and better looking. Ha!

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Finding your paradise

I literally (pen to paper) wrote this post on Wednesday (October 15).

As a native Arizonan and Tucsonan (born, bred and educated) I spent many summers in San Diego, as did many other Arizonans.

Getting a tan, running my toes through the sand and the smell of salt water … that’s my ideal and dream vacation. Throw in an exotic location and it’s my paradise.

As I am handwriting this post (will take to the keyboard later–aka now) I am sitting on a private island on Bora Bora soaking up the sun (I am fully covered in sun screen), looking at the turquoise water, hearing the waves roll in and feeling so lucky … and happy.

(The photo above was taken right after I wrote this post.)

As you know my dear readers, things have changed a lot on my life in the past month. September 15 was my last day  in the corporate world. Today as I take pen to paper it is Wednesday, October 15.

Six days ago (now, nine days) I turned 40. In 10 days (now seven) I celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary.

While on probably the most exotic vacation I will ever take I have been … Continue reading

2 daiquiris, 3 beers and a Bloody Mary

And that was just today.

I spent the past three days in Tucson. When I arrived Friday night there was an eegee’s slushie drink waiting for me in the car. I can’t think of a better way to arrive in Tucson. Well, having my mom meet me at baggage claim was pretty awesome, too.

When I got to my mom’s she asked if I was hungry. So she heated me up a few green corn tamales in the microwave. Oh, so yummy and so bad for you and me.

The following morning my aunt, uncle and cousins came over for breakfast. We had chorizo, menudo and Mexican pastries. All delicious and all NOT healthy. After that a visit to Grandma’s and a beer. Then back to Mom and Fred’s for some lounging and wine and cheese and bread. Then to my friend Shelly’s for a barbecue. Then to dinner with my mom, stepdad, brother, his girlfriend, along with a glass of wine and some pizza.

Sunday morning eggs, bacon and toast for breakfast. Then I headed to my grandpa’s for a visit and a beer. After that another visit to my grandma’s, where I was … Continue reading

Just Dance!

So I had read a Weight Watchers e-mail about tips to handle a wedding.

One tip was to survey all appetizers before taking any. You know, see what is available. What you want.

Well, I didn’t do that. Crab cakes came by and I grabbed one. Oh my goodness! They were so good. There weren’t a lot of appetizers. So it worked out great for me. What I had was yummy and worth the tastes.

I had also decided I would drink wine instead of beer (Curt and I bought a keg of Belgian beer as a gift for the party). We were hanging out chatting with friends (new and old) during the cocktail hour when the guys went to get another beer. My friend Joe asked me if I wanted another glass of wine. I told him I had already had two and wanted to wait a little bit. His response: He grabbed my glass and got me a refill. 🙂 HA!

Soon after that it was time for dinner. So I had only had a few sips of the third glass of wine.

There was a champagne toast and then dinner time.

The food … Continue reading