Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Is Summer Really Over?

Greetings from Montreal everyone!

I'm in this beautiful city for the 95th annual ICMA conference, and maybe it was the stormy skies last night or the fact that everyone is back to work... but we finally have to admit that summer is over :(

Let's relive our favorite summer memories and extend it just a bit longer... Click here to learn about our favorite summer moment and share yours!

September sure snuck up on us, and the long-awaited Moms in Business conference is tomorrow Sept 16. But guess what? You can win a free ticket... click here to learn how.
One person that is happy September is here is Chef Mark Gold because Eva Restaurant is finally open!

And not just open, but OOOOpened to absolutely rave reviews. Click here to see photos of the beautiful new restaurant and read more... And with the end of summer means time to stock up on a new KleenKanteen and other green favorites at Natural Kidz.

A big THANKS to our friend Kathryn for the awesome 20% off from your full order!! And thank you also to Jill at Facelogic for extending Spa Week - we will be there to face the Fall fresh-faced and ready!

See you again soon!
Gaby & Steve

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Natural Kidz - Special Offer for Our Friends!!

Summer is over and its time for us to restock on our favorite stainless steel water bottles and other must-haves from this favorite GREEN website! See the awesome special offer below for our friends and be sure to read about the amazing mom Kathryn who started it all :)

Many of you will remember Kathryn from her hard work to create Walk Their Walk, which has raised over $60,000 that went directly to building two fresh water wells and an elementary school in a remote village in Zambia. In 2008, Kathryn was inspired to launch her new company, After her son was diagnosed with a serious food allergy, it became necessary for Kathryn to become more conscious of the items she purchases and the lifestyle choices she makes. In order to ensure the health of her son, Kathryn began making small changes toward a “green” home and lifestyle.

Kathryn is fully committed to giving back and will donate a portion of every purchase at to benefit Nature Bridge and the Surfrider Foundation. These charities are dedicated to educating children about ways to preserve the environment and connect with the natural world.

THE TIP: Shop at and Save 20% Off your entire order with an exclusive offer from Friends With Class.

Coupon Code: friendswithclass (input coupon code upon checkout and press apply to see your savings!) Coupon expires December 31, 2009.

SPA WEEK at Facelogic

Eva Restaurant Opens to RAVE Reviews!

Eva Restaurant is finally open, and just about every day I see a new rave review about Chef Mark Gold's new "home" - just a few are below!

LA Weekly - "I just left the open house at was packed, great vibe, very intimate, gorgeous black & white prints on walls, and of course the food was amazing! I don't know what Mark puts in his dishes, but I always want more...this guys food has soul!!!!"

Urban Daddy - "Just settle in by a window, and soon you'll see what he felt like cooking for you—all the food will come out on platters, to be served family-style, and yes, the all-inclusive price includes some free-flowing wine from bottles opened that week."

Mattatouille - "My dad's main course was a thick slice of poached beef tenderloin, nearly sous-vided (not exactly that preparation, but similar), and sided with an array of browned cauliflower and tender broccoli... My father was completely enamored by this dish, marveling at the combination of earthy vegetables and the stellar tenderloin."

EAT: Los Angeles Food GPS Review - "Gold grabbed the keys only three weeks ago, but the space is already camera-ready."

And our favorite YELP - "OMFG! This restaurant JUST opened and it's amazing! The hospitality of the staff is 5 stars alone!" and "OMFG is soooooo right!!! You know how you usually read these & think...should I believe this? IT WAS AMAZING from start to finish, every delectible little bite of food we ate, appetizer to entree to dessert was inspiring. Eva is your FAV. NYC corner restaurant that you miss so much...smack in the middle of LA... go figure... and the wine... who knew....such a deal... go now before...the masses find it...hurry...why are you still at your computer????? go........"

Favorite Summer Moment

Well we got many more beach days in this summer than last and it was so much fun! The water is still warm in Del Mar and at La Jolla Shores so we're not letting go of those fun memories with the kiddos just yet...

But when we think of our favorite summer moment, it is without a doubt a night that the we spent away from the kids, at the Coldplay concert in July.

It was so much fun, we had great tickets, the band was just terrific and we got to see them with my cousin Poncho and his wife Alicia who were visiting from Guadalajara (they loved it too!)

Click here to see a video we took at the show, and submit your favorite moment via the comments box... we can't wait to hear it!!

Gaby & Steve

THE TIP: Never park in the free parking at Coors Amphiteater where we saw Coldplay! We thought it was pretty cool that free parking was provided fairy close to the theater, but didn't realize that they let out every other lot before that one and so we sat in the car for one hour after the show until they finally opened up our lot!!

Free Tickets to Mom Business Conference!


Moms in Business Unite (MIBU) Conference (About MIBU) September 16, 2009

University of San Diego, Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Conference Sessions: 10:00 a.m. -- 4:45 p.m.

Networking & Awards Reception: 5:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.

Highlights of this Wonderful Conference: Guests will enjoy a keynote presentation by Julie Pickens & Mindee Doney, successful mom inventors and business owners known as Boogie Moms®: Check out their latest blog-post about MIBU and enter to win a free trip to the Conference!

The Educational breakout sessions will be focused on four main areas:

Track A -- Getting StartedIdeal sessions for the mom who wants to learn how to start her own business. These empowering sessions will provide a solid foundation for a mompreneur to get started!

Track B -- Running EfficientlyIdeal sessions for the mom who has her own business but wants to learn how to run it more efficiently. These sessions are packed with useful information providing immediate value to any business!

Track C -- Next LevelIdeal sessions for the mom who has an established business and is considering taking it to the next level. These motivating sessions will help inspire you to take the next step!Track D --Inventor Fast TrackThese sessions, presented by MIBU Keynote Speakers, will give attendees a tangible action plan to bring their inventions to market and cover all major components to take their "concept to cart"!

The evening reception will feature: Maria Bailey, host on Lifetime TV Internationally know Award winning speaker, author of "The Women's Home-Based Business Book of Answers" and many other publications. San Diego women inventors will be invited to showcase their "new" product or service and allow conference attendees to select the "best" new product of the year. The winner will be announced in a post conference press release and be featured on the Moms in Business Unite website for a year.

Register now to attend this value-packed educational conference.

Follow MIBU on TwitterJoin MIBU Mailing List!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

THE TIP: MIBU Awards Director and long-time FWClass friend, Elizabeth Dang-Samuel, has purchased a ticket for one of you! Email Elizabeth at anduse subject: "FWC MIBU TIX!" The tenth email will win a FREE ticket to the conference!