One engaged couple recently showed THEIR devotion and love for Popeye and Olive Oyl in a fun, unique and creative way. They dressed up as Popeye and Olive Oyl in their engagement photos! Photographer Anne Herbert took the photos, and Nick and Delia supplied the romance. The Inner Harbor setting in Baltimore, MD was the well-chosen romantic setting to best tell Nick and Delia’s love story.
Pastry chef Huascar Aquino, the first-ever New York winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, brings his farm-to-table baking style to New York City with his new bakery, H Bake Shop. Standing for honesty, happy, handmade and, of course Huascar, H Bake Shop takes a greenmarket approach with its products, rejecting artificial coloring and processed ingredients and opting for fresh and seasonal produce like avocado, spinach, tomatoes and cucumbers instead.
The results truly are special, and one of Huascar’s unusual creations is the Popeye and Olive Oyl Cupcake, which is a spinach and extra virgin olive oil cake, filled with homemade tomato marmalade and topped with cream cheese frosting, tomato coulis and spinach cake crumbs.
September is National Yoga Month. To invoke the spirit of the month, I have been interviewing yoga instructors and asking them what inspires and motivates them.
This week, I would like to introduce you to Kevin Ryder, founder of Kashi Kids, a foundation that creates education opportunities for impoverished children in India.
Kevin and I discussed what yoga means to him, his daily yoga practice, his work with the Alice Project and the Swami Harshwananda School and his beliefs about the importance of Karma Yoga, the yoga of work, deeds and action, a much neglected part of the American physical yoga scene.
My ongoing series of National Yoga Month interviews continues with Kanan Kapila, yoga instructor (E-RYT 500) and co-founder of JaiPure Yoga, who thoughtfully approaches Yoga as an art form. She believes, through meaningful teachings and powerful practice, that yoga creatively informs us that we can strengthen and refine the shape and quality of our body and mind.
“The brilliance of yoga is the perfect function of energy designed to assist our true nature ~ to dwell in joy. Yoga can uplift and color our connection with each other and our sense of self, creating an oasis that radiates,” she writes on her website.
For Kanan, yoga is an artful way to inspire and potentiate well-being.