BlogHer Food '13: Behind the Scenes as We Plan for Austin

BlogHer Food '13 is still eight months away, but the BlogHer Events Team is already hard at work, planning for our best BlogHer Food event yet! The newest member of our team, Melinna, and I were on the road last week in Austin, visiting our host hotel, and focusing on preparations for our off-site excursion and closing party.One of the great parts about working in events is the chance to get out of the office. And in the case of BlogHer Food, that means exploring the food culture of Austin....more
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Why Does My State Have A Law Banning Me From Holding Public Office?

I have never considered going into politics as a serious career option.  Given my diverse background, I’ve always thought I could add something to the public sphere.  As a person with a Mormon family and Hindu in-laws, respecting religious differences is a part of my day-to-day life.  I understand what it means to worry about paying for college and what it means to grow up in a family without money or connections.  Watching my husband – a very remarkable individual – navigate the murky immigration system of this country has given me a...more

Everything's bigger in Texas!

Even the parties!!!!And, apparently, the spiders!...more

More Vegan Eats in San Antonio

So I’m back in Alamo City! This time it was just a quick trip but ling enough to be able to report on some new finds! If you missed my part 1 and part 2San Antonio write ups, be sure to check those out after you read up on my latest jaunt in ol’ San Antone!...more

Great Grub in Greune, Texas

Continuing on a mini-road trip through Texas, I checked out Greune. Another German settlement from the mid-1800's, Greune boasts some real history and buildings that still stand from the time, housing full fledged businesses. One of which is Greune Hall that you may recognize from some big Hollywood films! Along with the entertainment, history and shopping, you'll find some good eats for all sorts of traveling foodies!...more

Pretty, Pretty Dancing Panda and 7 Random Facts

Pretty, pretty dancing! Panda dancing, to be specific. Since I had such a nice day today, I thought I would make a quick, random blog post about one of my favorite commercials. For Snickers. I hate commercials, but this one is gold. It's quirky, like me. ...more

Nutritious Noshing in New Braunfels

Last time I was in Texas, I got the chance to do a tiny bit of road tripping and I stumbled upon New Braunfels. Just outside of San Antonio in Texas Hill Country, this quaint town was settled by German immigrants in the mid-1800′s. With some real American history that can still be seen in parts of downtown, New Braunfels is best known for being the home of Schlitterbahn, a killer water park complete with water roller coaster!...more

More Austin Vegan Eats

Since Austin has so many great places to find healthy, vegan, gluten free and other tasty special diet eats, I thought I'd come back for round 2! Such a great Texas city that combines the hip and cool with great southern charm, check out some other fantastic places to visit when in Austin!...more

Big Apple of Ambition

Recently, I friended an old high school acquaintance on facebook who turns out to be a creative director in an amazing ad agency in New York City.  Like Don Draper status with Emmy-winning commercials and fancy ties.  I looked down at myself, sloppy and tired, brushing the cookie crumbs off my pants.Is this really where I wanted to end up?  Is this the woman I thought I’d be?...more

Healthy and Vegan Austin Eats

I left my heart in Austin, Texas! I know the song says San Francisco but Austin is a great American city that is not only the progressive, college and music town state capital, it’s also super health conscious, green and mega vegan friendly. A Texas city like no other, Austin is home to the headquarters and first Whole Foods Market, The University of Texas Longhorns, IBM, Google, Facebook and Apple as well as being the live music capital of the world....more