BBSF Fall/Winter 2011 : Page 24

Wed d os s i e r H e al th Get Juiced W hen a local groom-to-be returned from a bachelor party blowout in Las Vegas, he set down his luggage, drank a large glass of water, and called Teresa Piro. “He needed something to get back on track,” explains Piro. A nd her local phenomenon Can Can Cleanse was just the thing. Launched last year, Can Can Cleanse is a three-day program consisting of eight seasonal juices, soups, and teas off ering a nutrient bath for the body—sans sugar, caff eine, and alcohol. “Th e cleanse allows the body to take a break, and the mind a chance to refocus, curb cravings, and break bad habits,” says Piro. W hile the regimen is strict, the drinks are mercifully delicious: Th e tang y green juice kicks with cabbage and the grapefruit mint “cocktail” may have you splurging for a juicer. Th e results? Piro warns clients not to expect weight loss, but claims that they will experience an overall lightness and well-being. “Th e bachelor had dark circles under his eyes for 10 years and claims the cleanse lightened them signifi cantly.” A nd the personal experience of a bridal magazine editor: A marked alleviation of puffi ness and the realization of a severe coff ee addiction. —Robin Wilkey · now! · Ta b l e , s e t Party. rinse. repeat. We love t wink ling lights, gorgeous tables, and plates piled high with ca ke. But a landfi ll piled high with waste? Not so much. Fortunately, Acme Part y Box Company ma kes it easy to embrace eco-part ying with compostable dishes and decorations worth treasuring for generations. Created by Bay A rea part y girls Lisa Fulker and Cathy Keyani, Acme strives to help part ying move into the next generation with st yle. Th e result? Grab-and-go boxes fi lled with handblown glass vases, organic cotton table linens, compostable ba mboo tableware, and y ummy beeswa x candles — a ll showing off super-chic design, of course. A nd the just-launched wedding collection is certainly no exception. Th ese part y favors are destined to remain in your fa mily, not the landfi ll. — Hannah Albarazi Acme Party Box’s sustainable and stylish settings. D i n n er P a r t y Dishing Up(grade) Emotional run-ins, small talk with strangers—rehearsal dinners can be a drag. Skip the drain-worthy dialogue and spice up the banter with a personalized cooking class rehearsal dinner hosted by Ramekins in Sonoma. Th e culinary school allows parties to create delicious memories while bonding over cutting boards and mixing bowls—all capped off with a gourmet meal of their own making. Menus are completely customizable to suit any theme, taste, or style. Couples hosting a formal wedding might opt for a casual experience. (One dinner menu included hand-tossed pizza, while the attire included fl ip-fl ops.) Other parties amp up the elegance with welcome glasses of spark ling, passed hors d ’oeuvres, and a formal French cooking lesson, followed by a candlelit dining room dinner with wine pairings. Super foodies can even call in local celebrity chefs like John Ash and Joyce Goldstein. For bridal parties looking to make a weekend of it, chew on this: W hether your wedding is located on Ramekins’ gorgeous grounds or elsewhere, the venue can act as your home base with guests staying upstairs in the charming French antique-inspired Inn at Ramekins. Add a post-wedding family brunch the next morning on the sun-drenched brick patio and you’ve got all the ingredients for an amazing wedding weekend. — SO Piro’s Can Can Cleanse comes in fun, reusable glass jars. 24 f a ll / w i n t e r 20 1 1 ClOCK w iS e frOM tOP lef t: COUrteSY aCMe Pa rt Y BOX ; COUrteSY Ca n Ca n Cle a nS e ; COUrteSY r a MeKinS

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