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I'll begin with Corinne's advice - she sent me a very detailed email. Here's what she had to say:
I have a soft spot for The Four Seasons - about 5 years ago my family started a tradition to go to their Boston location for dinner every Christmas Eve. Since we've become regulars, the staff quickly learned about my vegan diet and now has an option for me each time I'm there - what started as a plate full of vegetables has turned into delicious dishes like creamy risotto, which you can see in this video. Thus, I was thrilled when a friend of mine told me that The Four Seasons Los Angeles was adding vegan items to their restaurants' menus - I knew I was in for a special experience but boy were my expectations exceeded.
We've all been there - time is running out and just as you're headed out the door you remember you haven't eaten all day. With no time to make or pack food - what to do? Or, you're at the airport about to board a plane and don't want to be stuck without anything to eat or paying $10 for a bag of GMO potato chips. That's exactly why GoPicnic was created.
My boyfriend lives in San Francisco, and he's totally worth doing the long distance. But every time we travel to see each other some things cross my mind:
- It takes a lot of time out of my day if I'm traveling (3 - 9 hours each way)
- It is expensive ($100-$150 round trip)
- Traveling isn't very eco-friendly
I'm back up North at Farm Sanctuary for the first time for their Hoe Down. This place is beautiful and amazing. Taking lots of photos and videos (as usual) and doing interviews - spoke with Will Tuttle and his wife earlier. Not sure when the full posts will be up, but I hope you enjoy these photos in the meantime! : )
My friend Sarah and I had to wait for our friend Amelia's plane to land, so we grabbed salads at a small restaurant in the airport called
Sammy's. We had the Beach Salad, and I ordered it without egg or dressing. It had mixed greens, jicama, pico de gallo, roasted corn salsa, avocado, and lime. It was actually really refreshing and satisfying. It cost about $13.50 after tax and tip.
The restaurant overlooked the quiet runway and green mountains - beautiful. : )
I just read about a eco-friendly night club in Hollywood called Ecco Ultra Lounge. Sounds fun - too bad they don't have a ton of vegan options on their menu, but everything is organic. It looks pretty amazing - almost everything from the velvet rope to the clothes on the waitresses are organic or recycled or eco-friendly somehow. I definitely want to check it out.