Late Thursday night Alex and I joined Jason and Mario for a late night photo shoot for something SUPER EPIC that we needed for EXPOWEST. The idea was to have Alex and I pressing ourselves against glass…photoshop may be good…but Mario and Jason are genius and pulled something together that we event better.
Oh yes we did…we took the slide door off and used it as our glass in our photoshoot.
Mario’s skills are freakin’ amazing and so spectacular…this photo shoot couldn’t have turned out any better..plus it was all over and done within 45 minutes! SHABANG! I guess that’s what happens when you work with pros..!
Here’s a sneak peek!
Love Grown Foods will be featured in the NEW PRODUCTS section of EXPOWEST. ExpoWest is so massive, that it is easy to get lost in the crowd…hence the reason we went out of our way to ensure no one misses the LOVE of Love Grown Foods! More pics to come once we get to EXPO.
Expowest is around the corner…I feel like we have been building up to this for months…and now it is finally here and hours away! The other night we had a team dinner at Alex and my house. We rallied the troops and got them all pumped to be stoked for the madness that lies ahead.
Expowest is the largest natural foods expo…bringing everyone who is anyone in the natural foods world. It even draws in celebrities like Jillian Michaels and Martha Stewart. It is a 3 day show full of food, sales, drinking, dinners, fun and business.
Last year Alex went as an attendee, but this year will be our first year exhibiting…so pretty much we are coming out of the woodwork and making a splash..of LOVE!
Our team is piling in Elby the Love Bus and we will be driving from Denver to Anaheim! We will all be sleeping in Alex’s sister’s studio apartment and working long hours to spread the LOVE. It will be full of stories and stellar memories! Be sure to keep checking back for awesome pictures in the next couples of days!
Jason, Alex and I joined some of our other DU friends and a great deal of DU Alumni and supporters to celebrate the day in which DU was founded! The event was held at the Denver Performing Arts Center. The evening was fabulous!
We honored some incredible alumni who have since graduated and gone on to do amazing things. We spoke with a number of older alumni who were simply awesome and super excited to see the future generations continuing the traditions and keeping the DU flame going.
Happy Birthday, DU!
Friday we had the Business Fraternity (Alpha Kappa Psi) of DU come up for a tour of the LOVE GROWN Facilities (i.e. the LOVE PAD) and to learn a little more about how this whole thing got started!
We began the evening with some ping pong, gave them the grand tour, gave some history and mentioned how the first idea originated in the Penrose Library at DU, and answered awesome questions.
This group was super stellar and really fun! When asked how old we were, we had them first guess..”25..26..” when we told the we are 23 and 24 we all realized how crazy it was to think that we weren’t at DU that long ago.
Huge shout out to everyone in AKP…YOU GUYS ROCK! Come back anytime!
We wrapped up our Texas tour with a BANG! First, I must express how incredible Kroger stores are! We were blown away. I walked into one that made my jaw drop…I immediately texted Jason and Alex and said, “Think Target, Kroger, and Whole Foods all in one!” The store was most certainly your one-stop shop! From bedding to organic produce (and Love Grown of course) this store had it all!
We embarked on the long journey home–just in time to be back for the chaos of preparing for EXPOWEST. As I reminisce on this first 2 week trip, I realize how quickly it flew by. I guess you could say, “Time flies when you’re spreading love!” From all the wonderful people we met to all the awesome students we spoke to, this first trip with Elby the Love Bus was stellar! To have the opportunity to spread the LOVE of Love Grown Foods on a national level is truly a dream come true…to talk to consumers and students about the importance of eating more whole grains and being able to pronounce every ingredient in your food takes us (as a nation) one step closer to making health less of a privilege and more of a right.
None of this would have ever have been possible without Kroger. They saw the need for more products like ours, and have given us the most incredible opportunity to spread the LOVE! As we continue to travel the country, we hope to reach more and more people and have the LOVE become available in more locations.
Getting back to Colorado was great…though I feel as if I have been hit by a train. Game on for EXPOWEST and our next trip to CA, AZ, and UT! Be sure to look for the LOVE BUS in a city near you!