Over the weekend I drove up to Sarasota to see Mom who was in town for Grandma's homecoming. Aunt B from Buffalo came along, too. It was a great day hanging out with the family and the afternoon was spent at the Arts Festival at St. Armands Circle. There were so many wonderful vendors exhibiting including Gourd Art by Judy and Bob Wolfe (www.judyawolfe.com)
You've got to check out the art. They make beautiful vases, pitchers, creatures, and other creations from gourds. I would have never of guessed these creations were gourds because they are so elegant and well, the gourds are very well disguised.
Anyway, the highlight of the festival was the Kashi Day of Change Tour. Interactive stations were set up and visitors were encouraged to participate in yoga, tasting, a cooking demonstration, and a challenge.
I was afraid I'd fail the challenge, that'd it be based on what I learned during the Day of Change Tour of stations but it was a challenge for myself. I committed to going vegetarian for a day, which should be VERY easy come December when my membership in the local organic farm co-op kicks in. I can't wait!
Kashi prepared yummy(and healthy) food and shared the easy recipes. They also had several of their products on hand, including the Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie (have you gotten yours yet?). We also went home with a great reusable shopping bag filled with samples and coupons for Kashi products and Silk. (I love vanilla Silk on my cereal.) If we wanted, we could've stuck around for the yoga session and received a free yoga mat.
Importantly, we left better educated about how we treat our bodies and how to develop healthy bodies.
The Kashi Day of Change Tour is winding down but still visit the site to see if they'll be rolling into a city near you.