This weekend, I’m highlighting charity and getting your chi aligned. Roll tape!
Texans for West benefit concert
This Sunday, AT&T Performing Arts Center will host a slew of local musical talent and a handful of vendors for a benefit event aimed at helping the victims and survivors of the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Among the performers set to take the stage at the Annette Strauss Square are the Toadies’ Vaden Todd Lewis, The O’s, Somebody’s Darling and Goodnight Ned. Additional event partners include Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House, Granada Theater, Kessler Theater, House of Blues, Homegrown Fest, Club Dada, The Door and Good Records. Tickets are $20, and $7 for kids under 10, and ALL proceeds benefit the folks of West, Texas.
When: Sunday, April 28, 4 to 10 p.m.
Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annette Strauss Square, 2403 Flora St.
Why: Because you have a heart and it wants to help your fellow Texas in West AND get to listen to great local music!
Exhale Spa yoga at Klyde Warren Park
I’ve become hooked on yoga on the greenspace at Klyde Warren Park every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Led by very friendly Exhale Spa instructor Laura, the class works through a series of stretches and poses for an hour under the sun and with a breathtaking view of the downtown skyline to take in with each restorative deep breath. I love it! As if starting the day off with some terrific yoga isn’t fantastic enough, by the time you’re whispering “namaste” at the end, all the food trucks are parked and opening their windows for service at 11 a.m. So my new routine has become yoga, food truck noshin’, sunnin’ on a blanket till my parking meter goes off. It’s a really great way to soak up the city, and some lovely yoga vibes. And — bonus! — everyone who participates gets a voucher to try an Exhale class for free or an Exhale Spa therapy at a discount. An epic win-win, if you ask me. Check it out!
When: Every Sunday, 10 a.m.
Where: Klyde Warren Park’s main lawn
Why: Because you love breathing in everything fabulous about the city … oh, and stretching and yoga-posing your butt off!
Yesterday I had the chance to meet “Empire Girls” star (and 3LW chanteuse) Adrienne Bailon at an event at Northpark’s Lady Foot Locker. It was the first of its kind in the country, meant to highlight the athletic retailer’s new fashion-forward workout wear. Just look at Adrienne’s layered, bright-hued ensemble …
When I sat to chat with Adrienne, she made the terrific point that a super-cute fitness wardrobe is a supremely good motivator to get your Diva self to the gym. As someone who’s always working on her fitness, I completely agree! To that end, Lady Foot Locker has spiced up their looks with vibrant colors and sexy cuts. They’ve even unveiled a new, cost-conscious line called Actra. Perfect for the health-savvy recessionista.
After talking with Adrienne (her favorite workout moves? Leg work, including lunges and squats.), it was off to the mall’s center court for a fashion show featuring some of Lady Foot Locker’s new looks. What I really like about them is how easily they can go from errand-running or, say, brunching, straight to the gym.
Another street-smart look …
Sweet! Post-fashion show, a handful of bloggers who love fitness took to the stage for a Q&A led by Adrienne.
The overall theme from all the ladies was to not be a slave to the scale – stay healthy in ways you enjoy (Zumba, yoga, speed walking, Olympic curling, whatever!), and enjoy guilty-pleasure foods in moderation. Sentiments that this Diva lives by …Read the rest