Getting down in Donegal

When you’re getting used to driving on the opposite side on smaller roads and while raining, add a little leeway time. The running joke as we headed out of Dublin became ‘if it feels wrong, it’s right.’ We ended up at our destination in Donegal after 11 our first night. After chatting with our kind host and hostess until the turn of the day, we headed off to bed. As I went to sleep, wondering about the what they day would bring, I pretty clearly saw a Clif bar in my future. To my pleasant (ok, really happy) surprise, I … Continue reading Getting down in Donegal

Flirting with Dublin

We hopped on the plane around 6pm EST and flew into the morning. The flight was 7 hours and there is a five hour time difference between Dublin and New York. When we got off the plane, it was roughly 7am local. By the time we claimed our baggage (yay, none of it was lost), I got the first stamp in my passport (very, While You Were Sleeping), and we picked up our rental car, taking a brief breather in Dublin before the 3+ hours drive to Donegal seemed like a great idea. We ended up parked near Trinity College. … Continue reading Flirting with Dublin

Rocking Queens

The recent heat wave that’s been the bane of many, gave 6,000+ runners a reprieve on Sunday morning. The NYRR Queens 10k, the 3rd in their 5 boroughs series, was a run about Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Forget the 31:21 finish of the top male, I’m just working on chasing down sub 1-hr. I came so close in my first back in April, the Scotland 10k, with 1:00:10. Yep, those 11 seconds kind of haunt me; my resolve is to dig deep in the end, but I’d rested on my assumption that I’d achieved my goal. Despite tacking on a … Continue reading Rocking Queens

On the Hunt at the 2013 NYC Veg Food Fest

I can’t hide my enthusiasm for the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival this weekend. I still remember the first festival. The three plus hours in line. The team of FoodSwings dressed like devils and angels. Dayna explaining to me just what Sea Shepherd does. It was so worth it. This year is shaping up to be memorable as well! Let’s share it! Scavenger Hunt! All peeps need to do is tweet @ALifeVegan with #huntnycvff. Deadline will be 3pm Sat. Winner will be tweeted by 4pm and must pick up their prize in person. Stop by the fast moving snail (Bonus love … Continue reading On the Hunt at the 2013 NYC Veg Food Fest

Chocolate That’ll Make The Heart Melt

Lovers of chocolate single and coupled, likely take advantage of Valentine’s Day as an excuse to indulge. Why go for the same old sampler? Variety is the spice of life. Fire up your taste buds with some sweet treats. There’s something for everyone! For the animal lover: Rescue Chocolate: 100% of the net profits go to benefit animal rescue organizations. Last day to order for Valentine’s Delivery: Today! (Feb 5th) For those in NYC, you can purchase at the Vegan Shop Up on Saturday, Feb 9th at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Pick: A gift box lets you … Continue reading Chocolate That’ll Make The Heart Melt

Waving Bye to New Paltz

Following Hurricane Sandy, I got the chance to spend three weeks in New Paltz, New York. It’s a quaint little town. Highlights included runs up Main Street, a stop at the beautiful Mohonk Mountain House, visiting their campus of SUNY, eats at Karma Road, and sweets at Lagusta’s Luscious…of course. Today, my father made the trip up for my last day in town and we couldn’t resist stopping at my favorite place. In addition to warming up with some spicy hot chocolate, we both enjoyed Chai and Chocolate cupcakes by Sweet Maresa’s…I could do shots of the icing. As well, … Continue reading Waving Bye to New Paltz

Save Your Appetite for an Early Feast

If you’re in the NYC area, get ready for the holiday with A Very Vegan Thanksgiving hosted by U.S. Veg Corp. This feast will take place this upcoming Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7pm. At $45 a ticket, this three course meal will be well worth it. If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating at one of Blossom’s newest restaurants on Carmine Street, this is a great opportunity. The night’s event benefits for the Animals Sanctuary in New Jersey to help support their efforts to care for rescued farmed animals. There is limited seating, so get your tickets before … Continue reading Save Your Appetite for an Early Feast