Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Herbstalk and time with friends

This last weekend my friends and I were at the first ever event of it's kind around these parts: Herbstalk.    My dearest friend, Steph, created and organized this top-notch event here in Somerville that brought together herbalists from all over New England to spread knowledge about the uses of herbs for our health and well-being.  It was a huge success!  Families, plant lovers, yogis, nutritionists, animal lovers, and people of all backgrounds gathered to take classes, peruse the wonderful marketplace, have lunch from the Clover food truck, listen to local musicians, and just have a great time here in early summer.  I scored some new herbal/mineral eyeshadow, hair rinse, reishi tincture, elderberry elixir, rose moisturizer, and luxurious body butter to name a few.  There was even a fun children's corner with some friends reading stories on the hour, and teaching the kids about plants.
Plus, our dear friend, Mel, flew in all the way from Alaska for a long weekend of re-connecting with this place she used to call home, lots of much-needed gal time (I got to go out 2 nights in a row!!), and healthy eating/living.

 The herbal marketplace with 30 vendors of informative herbal teas, healing remedies, beauty treatments, honeys, and beyond.
 Congrats to the Herbstalk Goddess herself, Steph (Naz) Zabel, on all her amazing work and we just can't wait til next year's event!
 My Isak enjoying the kid's corner.
 Mel with her beautiful plant-dyed scarves all the way from Alaska.
 Yum yum...those rosemary fries...
 My talented friend, Maribeth Swan, and her band Terra Sophia.
Steph's Flowerfolk Table.  Always a lovely and soothing sight to the eyes.

Me and Mel having fun in the afternoon as volunteers.
My friends Nina Fuller and Brad Byrd in the cafe.  
 Afterpary with some of my gals: Mel, Maribeth, and Nina.
 Bff's for 20 years?!  Wow.  SO incredibly proud of this beautiful, healing, hip, herbal woman.  Our celebratory dinner out post-event at Casa B.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Hey Jenn- the bold font is definitely a little better!