The Chic List: Pizza, Alzheimer’s Women’s Movement and Succeeding With People

The best things to do, eat, read, watch and listen to this week.


Salt & Wind Baja Trips

Join a small group on a 4-day trip to northern Baja California. Baja California from Tijuana to the Valle de Guadalupe wine region is having a major moment. The New York Times recently featured an article about this up-and-coming wine region. The itinerary includes expert-led tours, art gallery visits, pop-up parties, seaside meals, a hands-on cooking class with Aida Mollenkamp, market visits, wine tastings, boutique accommodations, a concierge, a group photographer, morning yoga, and delicious food. Several dates are available in 2017.

Move For Minds: The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement

Move For Minds is an event that will be held in eight cities on June 4, 2017. The event focuses on engaging you in the areas proven to help keep your mind working at its best: exercise, nutrition, stress-reduction, social activity and more. All of the money raised goes directly to women-based Alzheimer’s research.

Food Bowl Los Angeles

The first annual Los Angeles Times Night Market May 10-14 is a bustling outdoor street-food market in Downtown L.A. Featuring over 50 of L.A.’s favorite restaurants and food trucks, plus DJs, themed bars and experiences. Admission is free.


Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal

Learn the secret to transforming everyday ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, Rosalee de la Forêt examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics.

Try Rosalee’s recipe for a grain free carrot cake.

Botanica Restaurant Silver Lake, Los Angeles

I’m looking forward to eating at Botanica on my next layover in Burbank. Be sure to check out the online publication Botanica Magazine which features travel guides and some of the restaurant’s own recipes.

Bread Furst, Washington D.C.

Don’t miss the donuts at Bread Furst in Washington D.C. The owner and baker at Breard Furst, Mark Furstenberg was recently named Outstanding Baker by the James Beard Foundation. He started baking professionally at age 52.

Pizza Beddia: Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia’s Pizzeria Beddia is a seatless joint with two employees and no phone located in the Fish Town neighborhood. It also happens to serve the best pizza in America according to Bon Appetit magazine.

Pizzeria Beddia is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30 P.M. They don’t have a phone and only take orders in person. They only take cash and do not have a public restroom. People have started lining up as early as 4:00 P.M. for pizza, and there are only 40 pizzas a night. The best days to visit are Wednesday and Thursday.

Bon Appétit Foodcast Episode 110: A Little Bit of Pizza, A Little Bit of Pasta: Joe Beddia of Philly’s Pizzeria Beddia tells you how to make your own pie at home.

Pizza Camp: Recipes From Pizza BeddiaPizza Camp is the ultimate guide to achieving pizza from Joe Beddia, the chef at Pizzeria Beddia.


Captivate: The Science of Succeding With People

As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa Van Edwards has spent years studying the science of how body language tells the story of what is going on inside someone’s brain. In her new book Captivate, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation.

I also recommend listening to the following podcasts:

Unmistakable Creative Podcast: The Science of Succeeding With People

The School of Greatness Podcast Episode 475: What if You Could Read People Like a Book?

Into the Water

I just started reading the latest book from Girl on a Train author Paula Hawkins. Like her first novel, it promises to be eery, full of twists, and nearly impossible to put down.


Kenny Chesney Rich and Miserable

Kenny Chesney has released a new video for Rich and Miserable, which is featured on his 2016 album Cosmic Hallelujah. The video features actor John C. McGinley (Scrubs) as a college professor who offers his students an inspiring speech about finding their passion in life through something joyful they can share with the world.

The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ is based on the best-selling book of the same title by Lee Strobel. Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune. Strobel was an atheist and sought to discredit Christianity by doing what he did best: interviewing experts, checking facts, and collating sources into a logical whole. The further he looked into the matter, though, the more convinced he became that the Bible was telling the truth about Jesus, and in the early 1980s, he converted to the faith.


Katie Couric Podcast Episode 26: Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg thought she would never experience true joy after her husband died suddenly from a cardiac arrhythmia. Nearly two years later, she is out with a new book, Option B, that delves into how she proved herself wrong and how others can build resilience in the face of trauma, too. Sandberg wrote Option B with her friend Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and Wharton professor. Sheryl and Adam discuss insights from the book, including how to support grieving children, dating after loss, and the “three P’s” that can hinder recovery.

Chris Stapleton: From A Room With a View: Volume 1

A year after he unexpectedly became a CMA and Grammy winner, Chris Stapleton returns with From A Room: Volume 1. The country singer’s sophomore album is filled with soulful songwriting that will connect to generations of listeners.

By Design Podcast Episode 45: Kay Warren

Kay Warren is the co-founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, along with her husband, Rick. Kay talks about her new book Sacred Privilege. She shares her personal story of loss, as her son Matthew killed himself a few years ago. She also shares her passion for those living with anxiety, depression, and mental illness. Please give this podcast episode a listen and share it with others. It truly is one that we all need to hear.

If you have some recommendations, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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