Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chocolate Decadence Online

The Sweetest Party is town is taking place next Thursday, February 3rd at The Shops at Boca Center. It's sure to be -- well -- a pretty sweet time. ;-)  Chocolate Decadence has quite a footprint on the internet. Here are a few sites you can visit for more information:
  • The Chocolate Decadence website has the most information in one place and is also where you can buy your tickets.
  • The Chocolate Decadence Facebook page currently shows more than 175 people attending, and that number is sure to increase as the date gets closer! Check this page out to see if any of your friends are going, or to invite your friends to join you. You can also visit the JLBR's Chocolate Decadence Facebook page here.
  • Do you tweet? The Chocolate Decadence Twitter page created by LivingFLA.com has been all a-buzz lately! This is a good way to get immediate information about the latest updates to the event.
  • The Sun-Sentinel also recently wrote a piece about The Sweetest Party in Town.
If you still have questions, feel free to call the Junior League office at 561-620-2553. I've attended Chocolate Decadence every year since I've been involved in the JLBR (this is my 4th year). It's delicious and fun! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Whole Food's "5% Day" to Support the Boca Raton Community Garden

The Boca Raton Community Garden is a partnership between The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) and The City of Boca Raton.  Boca Raton city officials have entrusted JLBR to design and construct a Community Garden by Boca's downtown library.  The garden will foster environmental sustainability and stewardship, advance horticultural and nutritional education, provide a beautiful and natural retreat, and produce a healthy supplemental food source for its gardeners and the hungry.

Next Tuesday, January 18th, Whole Foods Market on Glades Road will donate 5% of all sales to the Boca Raton Community Garden. And that's not all: kids can participate in free mini-garden classes from 3 - 4:30 where they will get the opportunity to decorate clay pots. Adults can have their fun later that evening: from 6 - 8:30 p.m. is a Helping Happy Hour. For a $10 donation, you can sample locally-produced beer, wine made from sustainably grown grapes, and garden inspired hors d’ouevres made with fresh and locally grown ingredients. Proceeds will also benefit the Community Garden.  More information on 5% Day can be found on the Whole Foods blog.

We hope to see you there! 

Click here to learn more about the Boca Raton Community Garden.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 Blog Resolutions

Happy New Year! It's official -- we're done with 2010, on with 2011, and you know what that means....New Years Resolutions!

As you know, JLBR in Action was born just this last year. In her first full year of life, I have these resolutions for the blog:

1. More guest contributors - I know you enjoy hearing from me, but the beauty of the League is that it is an organization of hundreds of amazing women. I'd like to hear their voices more.

2. Penetration outside of Junior League members - JLBR in Action is, of course, a great way for us in the League to see what's going on Leaguewide. But I'd also like other members of the community to come here to see what we're doing.

3. Internation with other blogs and readers in general - One of the great things about blogging is that it provides a forum for conversation. I'd like to see these posts because conversation starters in addition to being nice reads.

That's all for now. I feel if you put forth too many resolutions, you can run the risk of them being unattainable because of feasibility of number. But let me ask you -- what would YOU like to see on JLBR in Action in 2011?