Thursday, July 16, 2009

This weekend, botanical beauty and vinyasa fun


Botanical Beauty 
Nazarene Zabel

It's finally been a full week of summertime sunshine...and this weekend promises some more summer fun in the making!  Here in Somerville and Cambridge, MA we know how to do it up right, supporting local business, farms, and artists.  So if you're not heading to the cape or a festival this weekend, then there are a few things you should check out!

1)  My talented and brilliant best friend, Nazarene Zabel, has finally debuted her own line of organic (mostly locally grown herbs) beauty products, called Flowerfolk!  She (an ethnobotanist, reiki practitioning, flame-haired gem) has been working hard to bring you all a fantastic array of creations that she's been selling at local farmers' markets.  There are lotions, lip balms, salves, facial steams, scrubs, toners, etc.  Plus, she's super knowledgeable about all things botanical...including what teas to drink, how to make cordials, tinctures, and more.  So this Saturday, July 18th, you should go chat her up and check out her stuff at the Union Sq. Farmers' Market!  Located at the square in front of Precinct and The Independent off of Somerville Ave., it opens at 9am and runs through 1pm.  You'll also find a nice selection of local farms providing veggies, cheeses, meats, flowers, breads, and baked goods.  
If you must miss this, then you have another chance this coming week to check out Naz and Flowerfolk:  Tuesday, July 21 at the Harvard Sq. Farmers' Market.  This is the one located just outside of Harvard Yard near Memorial Hall.  It runs from approx. noon-6pm.  
My fave Flowerfolk items you ask?  
Hildegard's Charm Rose/Witchhazel Facial Toner
Mossy Sister Sage Cleansing Scrub
*I've been using her stuff for months now and it feels so good to know exactly what I'm putting on my body and it feels even better!  You'll find stuff ranging from $4-30.  

2) Saturday, July 18th, after checking out Naz in Union Sq., I suggest heading towards Harvard to come Embrace the Heat with me in my July Vinyasa Yoga Workshop at Karma Yoga Studio2:15-4:30pm 
If you have been practicing regularly and feel like finding your edge and strength in your asanas, then come join me! 
We'll work on our legs, arms, and abs. Binding in warriors, chaturangas, crow and other arm balances...working with the heat instead of against it. ;)  I've broken up these more intense poses in sequences that will help you have fun with them and get nice and warm.  
Plus, there will be time as usual to sit and meditate or journal during your practice. Take your practice a step further than you might body, mind, emotions, and spirit. 
Drop-in only, so if you're around, pop in for an intense and awakening yoga afternoon. 
--$46, or 25% discount if Karma member--

*So, that's 2 great options for the weekend.  There's also the ArtBeat Festival in Davis Sq. all day Saturday (I suggest checking out vintage finds at Artifaktori if you're in Davis Sq.), loads of great music at Precinct or Toad, and time to work in your gardens and enjoy the sunshine.  So, keep smiling and feeling gratitude the rest of July and beyond!



Anonymous said...

So excited for Naz!

rms said...

I bought face scrub at Union Square, but I did not realize the farmers market was a one-time deal! Does anyone know where I can buy flowerfolk products?

Nazarene said...

hi! check out for more info on Flowerfolk and upcoming markets