A few scenes from the weekend:
Saturday afternoon snack: Honeycrisp apple + Cocomint Cream tea almond milk latte
Court and I walked to Urban Grocer, a ‘healthy’ convenience store in our neighborhood. They sell a selection of baked goods, meat, dairy, etc with an emphasis on local producers. You can buy ‘take home and bake’ gluten free/vegan cookie dough, which is made with love by our friend Carey. She has an organic farm and we buy our eggs from her. Happy, cage free hens. They even have their own chicken house to come and go as they please.
I loved this necklace for sale at Urban Grocer:
We bought feta and a new-to-us Dagoba bar: dark chocolate with mint and rosemary essence.
Have you tried Dagoba chocolate?
A glimpse into our Sunday morning:
I made pumpkin spice waffles, but somehow a bunch of chocolate chips, shredded coconut and almond butter forced their way into the mix. I topped my waffles with butter and maple syrup. Resiprocate dark roast coffee on the side.
While savouring our waffles, we ogled this dream eco-vacation in South Africa at Londolozi Game Reserve. It’s where African safari meets luxury, and they have everything from photography tours, to yoga and wellness workshops.
From their website: ‘Londolozi is one of the original pioneering Private Game Reserves of the ecotourism industry in South Africa and an unashamedly family run, stand alone operation.
The root of the word Londolozi is the Zulu word for protect and means “protector of all living things” – an ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. The reserve is internationally recognised for its far-sighted and progressive management of land and wildlife rehabilitation as well as productive community involvement….’
Eco-tourism is a huge passion of mine and an experience like this is #1 on my travel bucket list. Maybe one day… It looks and sounds like heaven – we *only* need a small fortune to make that travel dream a reality.
Meal plans for the week:
Tempeh Stir Fry
Do you have a travel bucket list?
What are your top 3 dream vacations?
I have so many – I want to see and do EVERYTHING! It’s my passion. But, as of right now my top 3 dreams are:
-Londolozi Game Reserve – I’d love to do a safari tour, walking expeditions, sleep outs, day trips to surrounding areas, etc.
-Yoga/Surf retreat with girlfriends in Costa Rica
-Experiencing Hawaii with my family, who have never been or experienced the aloha of the islands. I’d love to:
Hike Kauai’s Na’Pali coast and snorkel Molokini crater
Introduce them to Roys
Watch their faces as they experience their first taste of fresh Hawaiian pineapple
Witness the excitement of swimming with sea turtles