More than 3 years ago, I met Jacqueline Boone at a PINK conference in San Francisco. I asked everyone at that conference, “What would you do if you had 6 months to live?” I could tell this question resonated with Jacqueline, but I didn’t realize how much until I received a message from her a few weeks later letting me know that my question had inspired her to start a blog: 6 Months to Live.
Jacqueline’s original experiment expanded into a Kickstarter-backed web show and has inspired people from all over the world to live more fully, to follow one’s passions, and to live without regret. But Jacqueline’s true work has only begun…
Her deepest passion is to travel and to connect with people on a global scale. Her BIGGEST DREAM yet is to travel the world for the next 6 months and to have enough money at the end of the trip to create her start-up, which will transform the way people connect and achieve their dreams!
Please help her BIGGEST DREAM become a reality by voting for her travel contest entry and sharing in your networks! The top 5 entries that receive the most votes and social shares automatically makes the finals in London next month, so share, tweet, pin, +1, and stumble (all votes from different accounts count) to support an amazing, inspirational woman achieve her dream!
VOTE FOR HER NOW! oh, and let me know what your dream is – and let TangoDiva help you achieve it. After all, we don’t tango alone.
Are you one of those ladies who would like to know how to make really great food, but you have been too busy traveling the world and building your empire? Me too! But wait, now you can take a few hours out of your super duper crazy life and learn how to make vegan chocolate while centering your Chakras (OK, maybe not that dramatic with your chakras).
The Studio of Good Living is the place to go this holiday season. Classes are taught by Phoebe Schilla, an accomplished professional chef who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France and received her degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Chef Schilla designed the Studio of Good Living for today’s lifestyle savvy people who are seeking ways to bring balance back into their hectic daily lives. Classes range from cooking gluten free and vegan meals, mastering holiday sides and desserts, and delicious homemade gifts.
“At the Studio of Good Living, our goal has always been to make cooking nutritious food accessible,” said Schilla. “During what can be a very hectic holiday season, the upcoming classes are aimed to highlight the joys of cooking wholesome foods including holiday favorites, all the while continuing to lead a balanced life.”
Edibles Holiday Gifts
Seasonal Jam, Cookies, Dessert Sauces, Oh My! Participants will be the hosts’ favorite guest with gifts like Homemade Irish Cream, Dulce de Leche, Apple Cranberry Jam, Chocolate Bourbon Balls, Pecan Tassies and Russian Tea Cakes.
Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, from 11-2 p.m.
Live Well, Eat Well Seminars
De-stress for the holidays and start off the weekend right! Participants will begin with a half an hour cooking demonstration then move into a gentle, peaceful hour -long yoga class, culminating with a seasonal three-course vegetarian dinner. All levels are welcome. Dietary restrictions happily accommodated.
Proceeds raised go to support Women’s Community Clinic. The clinic provides affordable and accessible health care services, outreach services and health worker training programs to Bay Area women and girls. Since 1999, the Clinic has served over 25,000 women and trained more than 700 health care workers and advocates.
Hey Divas, Once again the UN is kicking ass and doing some incredible work! This time, they are doing groundbreaking Digital Collaboration for Social Good Asks People to Donate Their Voices, Take Actions to Improve the World, and Win One-of-a-Kind Experiences and Prizes!!
The United Nations Foundation launched its largest and most ambitious digital initiative to date: the Global Good Challenge, which rewards participants with unique prizes for “donating their voices” by taking action and engaging their online networks to support the United Nations’ work to address some of the world’s toughest challenges. Some of the prize highlights include VIP backstage passes for a Lady Gaga concert, MTV Video Music Awards tickets, and a visit to the set of “The Celebrity Apprentice” for a meeting with Ivanka and Donald Trump.
“The Global Good Challenge is a new way for people to use technology and social media for social good. With the click of a button each person can be a digital champion for the world and help support the life-saving and life-changing work of the United Nations,” said Elizabeth Gore, Vice President for Partnerships at the UN Foundation. “By mobilizing a large, united, and energized community of people and partners, we can take our efforts to solve global challenges to a whole new level.”
The UN Foundation, a pioneer in building partnerships, growing constituencies, and mobilizing resources, has brought together a unique group of new leaders and influencers spanning the digital ecosystem for this effort.
“Today’s global challenges are unprecedented, and so is the opportunity to address them; through social media and mobile usage, we’re more connected to people around the world than ever before,” said veteran entrepreneur Zaw Thet, a member of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and a key force behind the Global Good Challenge through his nonprofit collective, Palindrome Advisors. “By using technology and bringing together new platforms to create a modern type of philanthropy, we are fostering positive change.”
Now through mid-November, global citizens can sign up for the Global Good Challenge in one click on http://www.unf.org/good or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/unitednationsfoundation. Individuals will raise awareness and take action to help the United Nations prevent malaria with Nothing But Nets, empower girls with Girl Up, and protect children from preventable diseases with Shot@Life. Participants in the Global Good Challenge will earn the ability to enter prize raffles by taking actions such as watching videos, taking quizzes, voting on opinion questions, and sharing educational and inspirational posts on Facebook and Twitter.
As a Champion for the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, since it was founded two years ago, Ivanka Trump understands how the Foundation engages people to help build a better world. That involvement has led to her to donate a prize for the Global Good Challenge – a VIP visit to a taping of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
“The UN Foundation’s tireless commitment to tackling the big issues – including global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations – motivated me to be part of the Foundation’s latest project,” said Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at The Trump Organization, and Girl Up Champion. “I view these opportunities through many lenses – as a business woman, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a mother. The Global Good Challenge draws the best from each of these arenas, and it’s an honor to lend my whole-hearted support to this new initiative to create a dynamic digital platform to reward individuals for donating their voices.” Rock on Divas and let’s make some positive change in this world TODAY!
Divas, it Fleet Week in San Francisco and America’s Cup World Series is own as well So, what does that mean for you? That means you have a very busy weekend ahead. America’s Cup is the focus of this weekend, so here are all the details you need to know to have a superb time watching the boys race their fast boats on the Bay.
WHAT IS AMERICA’S CUP?
At almost 160 sixty years old, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. It predates the modern Olympics and the cup itself was actually made in England – not America. But the team from the United States won the cup in 1851 on a schooner named America.
WHERE IS IT?
This week, the races are taking place in the San Francisco Bay. It is perfect for spectator viewing – which is not always the case with the America’s Cup races. This is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of the sailors and their boats in action.
The best viewing will be on the Marina Green in San Francisco. Attendance is planned to be in the thousands. So wake up early birds and get your place on the Green. Spend the day in the America’s Cup Village, where you can watch the event on big screen TVs and enjoy the sights of sailing.
WHO IS SAILING?
It’s a feast of international seamen! Oracle Team from the United States, Team Korea, Energy Team from France, Luna Rossa from Italy, Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis Racing from Sweden, JP Morgan BAR from England, and the China Team.
WHERE TO STAY?
Darling Divas, make sure you have a place to stay and play.
If you still have energy, go catch a performance of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon. It is the longest running musical revue in theatre history, which pair perfectly with the oldest trophy in sports. Beach Blanket Babylon
678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (formerly Green Street), North Beach
During her career as a designer she saw the need and demand for Green Design grow. She also won the Best of 2012 Houzz Award for her green design.
Her background, the need for green living combined with her passion, fueled her to launch Step Into My Green World. Her penchant for green and healthy living comes from growing up in the south of France with a grandfather and two uncles as MDs and following old world recipes passed from generation to generation and the Mediterranean diet.
Since she has so much knowledge in the green and organic space, she decided to share her knowledge with outers in her new blog called Step Into My Green World.
Step Into My Green World is an online green and healthy living platform were you can find anything and everything about living a healthy life – and Sophie did all the work for you!
Her mission is to create a more sustainable environment by reconnecting all of us with our Planet. Her goal is to bring you insights and knowledge from experts in the green and organic fields.
She will provide you with green living tips and information on how to lead a healthier life and make a positive impact on our planet. “My objective is to help you take a green step every day.” say Sophie.
With her help you can create a healthier environment for you and your family, be green and save money at the same time. San Francisco Mayor, Edwin Lee welcomes this new green and sustainable platform and supports it wholeheartedly. “The launch of ‘Step Into My Green World’ by Sophie Azouaou will allow San Francisco residents greater access to day-to-day tools, practical ideas and tips on how to work harder for a more sustainable and healthier future for the City and for themselves. Thank you Sophie for your continuous efforts and impact in our community.”
“ I am thrilled and honored to have Mayor Edwin Lee’s support ‘Step Into My Green World‘. We look forward to helping her readers lead a greener life and to being the national guide for every day green living,”states Sophie.
As a green living coach, Sophie can come to your home or office. She is often invited to host private or corporate events to educate families, friends and employees.
Are you ready for a deliriously happy Happy Hour? For a limited-time this Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m, you can order a bottle of wine and have it delivered by bicycle to your home or office for just $5!
This is no Two Buck Chuck (no disrespect to Mr. Shaw) but the opportunity to enjoy a delicious boutique wine delivered to your door for an insane price should make you pretty happy. While the wine is a surprise, previous happy hours have included 2006 Duncan Peak Cabernet Sauvignon (retailing for $39) and 2005 Havens Merlot, rated 90 points by Robert Parker.
Due to the nature of this offer, all deliveries will be made between 2 and 5 p.m. today, and only limited quantities are available. Credits and promo codes cannot be applied towards this offer, and payments are accepted in cash only. Sales are final.
About Rewinery: Rewinery is simply the easiest way for casual wine drinkers to buy wine.
Making good wines accessible, without prompting the need to reach for your thesaurus, is Rewinery’s goal. Rewinery brings great wines to consumers at amazing prices and makes wine discovery fun, not frustrating. Located at 181 Fremont Street, San Francisco, Rewinery delivers within the hour in San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.rewinery.com.