Summer 2012

A Note From the Editor

Summertime & The Living Aint So Easy!

The lazy days of Summer can be painstakingly stressful and filled with anxiety, especially when a planned tropical family vacation is booked for the weeks to come. I’ve noticed as I get older and the times change it’s becoming harder and harder to get my body bathing suit ready. I know to some people this may seem like a trivial thing to fret about, but this is a very real issue for a growing number of people.

With everything super sized, processed and / or genetically altered no wonder the world (especially the United States) is having such a hard time dealing with the battle of the bulge.

In this issue we will cover a low calorie recipe from the very talented Chef Mike Hall that I kitchen tested with my family. We will also be covering the very controversial meat filler Pink Slime, and will be reviewing the HBO mini series and the growing movement covering The Weight Of The Nation.

There is also three great refreshing adult drink recipes that are wonderful options
for home, BBQ parties or by the poolside. Don’t forget while enjoying your drink with
your friends you will want to look fashionable. We have some great sustainable summer fashion ideas to keep you looking and feeling your best from Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser of WGACA.

If you don’t have a tropical outing planned for your family vacation this summer or if you just want to check out some amazing places in California we suggest taking a trip to the Golden Gate Bridge. There is a lot of fun family activities to do and a lot of the wonderful destinations to visit near the landmark bridge. This Year the Golden Gate turned 75, what better excuse to walk the bridge. Happy Birthday Golden Gate!

As always we had fun putting this issue together and we hope you enjoy it!

  • Lorianne S. Riley

    Editor-in-Chief, Owner, Publisher, Web Designer, Photographer & Wife. Lorianne holds a BS Degree in Business Administration from CSU, Chico, and is licensed as a Cosmetologist and Certified Massage Therapist.
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  • Deanna Holman

    Web Designer, Graphic Artist and Mother of Three, DeAnna holds a BS Degree in Gerontology from USC, a California Teaching Credential and Science Supplement From CSU, Chico, and an AA Degree in Liberal Studies/Photo Journalism from Grossmont College in San Diego.

  • Mike Hall

    Mike has over 12 years of experience in culinary arts. Starting at Johnson & Wales University where he received a Bachelors in Culinary Arts. Then he worked at the Back Bay Hilton In Boston and the Popponesset Inn in Cape Cod, after that he moved to Germany for a year cooking and tasting food in Germany, France and Italy. Finally ending up at 5th Street Steakhouse in Chico CA. read article

  • Jul and Justin Sexton

    The Sextons are in the process of designing a webpage for Elephant Ocean, but in the meantime can be found at facebook.com/elephantocean and etsy.com/shop/elephantocean.read article

  • Sean Delloiacono

    Sean DelloIacono has been a bartender for eight years and Is currently
    working at 5th Street Steak House in Chico Ca. He has been as active member of the Flair Bartenders’ Association since 2004 and has competed in, several national and world flair bartending competitions. He is also an active member with The Guild of Sommeliers , and is currently pursing his Sommelier Certificationhttp://fliptopour.comread article

  • Megan Nealon

    Megan Nealon is a 22 year old senior at California State University Chico, in Chico, California. She is graduating in May with a degree in Organizational Communications Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice. Megan enjoys any outdoor activity, especially horseback riding. She believes in protecting the environment and resources. When Megan graduates she plans on perusing a career in sales, and eventually would like to open her own horse rescue and therapeutic riding center for the disabled. read article

  • Dr Anshu Shrivastava

    We at Abhumka Herbal are working on translation of tribal’s traditional herbal knowledge. Botanical Survey of India, Jodhpur was my learning institute where I was associated with the studies of floral elements of Ranthambhore – a famous tiger habitat… in India. read article

  • Briana Lane

    An intern, currently in her junior year at CSU Chico, is planning to graduate in December of 2013 and receive a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She enjoys being a part of the dance life at CSU Chico and being involved and taking on leadership in her sorority, Alpha Phi.read article

  • Dr Deepak Acharya

    A microbiologist turned ethnobotanist, a herbal hunter and Director of Abhumka Herbal Pvt Ltd (www.abhumka.com), Ahmedabad, India. He has been involved in scouting, documentation and validation of indigenous herbal practices of indigenous healers in Patalkot (www.patalkot.com) and Dangs. He can be contacted at deepak@patalkot.com. read article

  • Allison LaFollette

    I’m a senior currently attending CSU, Chico. I’m planning to graduate in December of 2012, and receive my degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. I have been involved in my sorority, Alpha Phi for the past year, and have held many small leadership roles. read article

  • Dr Sanjay Pawar

    A Botanist involved in documentation of indigenous herbal practices in Patalkot. He has written several herb research based popular articles (sanjay@patalkot.com).read article

  • Geralyn Sheridan

    Studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and Revere Academy Masters Symposium with world class designers. She has been featured in GIA’s Loupe magazine . She also trained at the Drouhard National Jeweler’s School earning certificates in jewelry repair and advanced diamond setting.read article

  • Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser

    WGACA has become a renowned name in the vintage clothing industry since the opening of its SoHo store. With over 17 years of experience collecting and selling vintage, the co-founders expanded and opened a second retail store in Hollywood, CA, created a wholesale division and developed an appointment-only Archive in New Jersey to service the fashion industry. read article

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    Kathy Hall

    John Nestande

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