• Pharm Table Reinvents Comfort Foods for the Better

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     
  • Pharm Table Reinvents Comfort Foods for the Better

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     

San Antonio restaurant Pharm Table is dedicated to reinventing comfort foods while eliminating those inflammatory ingredients with chronic health implications, such as dairy, wheat and processed sugar. Chef/owner Elizabeth Johnson promotes a largely plant-based diet, with smaller portions of clean animal proteins. She takes much of her inspiration from the ayurvedic diet.

Ayurveda is the conjugation of two Sanskrit words, meaning “life” (ayus) and “science” (veda). The ayurvedic diet is an anti-inflammatory approach to eating that focuses on a person’s unique constitution. Johnson suggests event planners incorporate the philosophy of ayurveda into group meetings through body, mind and spirit programming. This could include serving foods relevant to each season and the three body types; incorporating exercise activities that promote health and movement; and bringing people outdoors to enjoy some of San Antonio’s treasures, such as its rivers, missions and public art. Pharm Table can help facilitate by customizing activities with local health and wellness professionals.

The International Floral Distributors each year teams up with Produce Marketing Association and a designer to create the “Flower Trends Forecast.” For 2020, the organization enlisted Helen Miller, AIFD, CAFA, CF, and Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, AAF. Miller owns Flowers & Such in Adrian, Michigan. Her work has been showcased in publications such as Floral Management, Florists Review, and The Knot.

 

The Pacific Northwest is now home to a new and unique subterranean event space: The Sanctuary at The Society Hotel Bingen in Bingen, Washington. This one-of-a-kind dome-shaped building is tucked into a hillside in the northeast corner of the hotel property, which is located in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Sanctuary is now accepting reservations for wellness retreats and private groups for yoga, meditation, qigong, musical performances, sound healing, dance parties and more.

 

In 1919, the Red Cross Convalescent House at Vancouver Barracks was dedicated. The house provided comfort for patients at the Vancouver Barracks hospital in Vancouver, Washington. Two years later, it became the noncommissioned officers club and service club. Today, the historic property is known simply as the Red Cross Building and serves as a beautiful backdrop for special events.