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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sunday looks like opening day!

Sunday January 27th twelve beautiful people from all over Ct came to a Pot Luck Lunch at CATCH A HEALTHY HABIT CAFE! What an amazing time we had! Such awesome food, such incredible sharing and friendships were made!

THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TOO!
This Cafe will be much more than a place to get a Green Smoothie http://www.emaxhealth.com/14/1182.html or a salad or a bottle of Maca

This place will be ALIVE! Alive with energy from people - from living food, a place that will make a difference way beyond raw chocolate treats or super food smoothies, you will learn about life, food, you will make friends for life, you will enjoy your self!

Wednesday 10:30 the heath dept. will give the final okay!
Sunday seems like the day to open for juices, smoothies & wheat grass

THE RETAIL SECTION IS ALREADY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
Hrs. Wed 11am-5:30 Thurs 9am-5:30 Fri 9am-5:30 Sat 9-11:30
SUNDAY 12:00-8pm!

As they say in India come come!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

FINAL TOUCH! OPENING THIS WEEK!



Above Jonathan from Measure for Measure, receiving assistance from his son in
constructing a community table from reclaimed wood & recycled table legs.

Opening day is approaching!!!!!!!

Items are on the shelves & priced!
Tables are almost secure!
Blackboard paint is being applied!
Health Dept. due in for final inspection mid week!

Thanks to all of you who have stopped by, called or sent supportive emails!
Thanks to Lisa for all her help & support.


OPENING DAY TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK!

Sunday 1/27 12-2pm POT LUCK vegetarian dish or raw dish

Measure for Measure 3380 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605 203.382.0774 www.measureformeasurehome.com
Connecticut’s first center for Green building has been opened for business since June 06 with an extensive array of products for the home. For constructing homes, products range from cotton insulation to non-toxic paints, stains and sealants to antique and reclaimed lumber. For creating a healthier indoor environment, Measure for Measure feature air purifiers, non-toxic cleaners and organic cotton linens for bedding. Measure for Measure was founded by business and life partners Erin Buckley and Jonathan Tuminski

Monday, January 21, 2008

Rookie meets the Veteran

Saturday night January 19th I met a man who has been doing what I am set to do for the past 8+ years and still going strong! Arnold from Arnold's Way in Landsdale PA.
30 seconds after meeting Arnold & telling him what I am about to embark on had me in the kitchen making Green Smoothies!
At the monthly potluck that featured Philip http://www.lovingraw.com/ speaking after dinner, telling his story to standing room only crowd, I had the best time ever!


I was watching in real time exactly what I want to create!

WHAT DO I WANT TO CREATE?
1. A judgement free zone that a raw foodie for years, a raw foodie in training or a standard
american diet follower can enjoy themselves over a juice, smoothie, salad, soup or a piece of
chocolate made with love and the best ingredients.
2. A place that the locals, the college crowd (UNH, SCSU, YALE, ALBERTUS MAGNUS,
GATEWAY CC) and those passing by to NYC or BOSTON can merge and play on their
computers (wi-fi), their guitar, chat, watch a movie, a lecture, share their story or just
plain chill out!
3. Support system A for Raw Foods - chef for a day, raw food counseling, food for the week,
green smoothie cleanses, food prep classes. retail for all, talks with elementary & MS & HS
kids about "You are what you eat" ...


COME AND JOIN ME AS I ADD LIFE TO WEST HAVEN THROUGH FOOD & ENERGY!

Thanks Arnold for giving me an extra push
and seeing what happens when you build it; they come!



Hope to see you Sunday 1/27 at noon!
Not officially open yet but having a potluck lunch none the less!
2/10 Grand Opening
2/14 Valentine Chocolate Party

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Inventory is Arriving


WOW! The boxes are coming like they said 5-7 business days!

So far some of my favorites http://www.e3live.com/
Not only the e-3 but their soap
**I open the box and WOW the scent of the peppermint than the green tea! AMAZING!
NEW PRODUCT FROM E-3 LIVE = "Brain On" http://http://www.e3live.com/brain_support/e3_brain_on.html?SID=54e404f0aebb97f7b8b5b8e02e5eb349
Digestive enzymes Probiotics and creme for your face!!!!!!

Also CELL FOOD! http://www.cellfood.com/

WAVE SHIELD Do you have a cell phone? Do you have a Wave Shield?

The answer to one is probably yes the answer to two should be yes!
EMF's are dangerous (highly dangerous)!
http://www.waveshield.com/

POT LUCK SUNDAY! Cleared by the Town or not we are having a Pot Luck Raw Lunch
Sunday 1/27 at noon! I may be open for Business! Either way come have fun and check out the space!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Early Stages of Creating A Raw Cafe

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE WATER! YOU NEED GOOD WATER!
But Before having material things like water filters, a vita-mix, a dehydrator, ice cream maker... YOU ALSO NEED AMAZING FRIENDS!
I have that! Paul Ayoub, a friendship I started while attending http://public.integrativenutrition.com/ drove 40 minutes on a Thursday with tools & filter, then had to go twice to the hardware store before the water was drinkable!
THANKS PAUL!
Another keeper is Lisa Storch; also a friendship that began at the same nutrition school,
started the day cleansing my home office, I threw away or http://www.freecycle.org/
so much stuff I felt like I lost 10 pounds!
Later we went to IKEA with a list of stuff. 30 minutes into it I had shelving,
kitchen equipment and fun dish towels from the kids section.
I am closer to opening!
We ended the night with Dinner on me at http://www.ahimsainc.com/ in New Haven Ct
they have great raw food options on the menu! The Lasagna rivaled http://www.purefoodandwine.com/

Next Blog:ordering products for the retail shelves!
Check out an early blog post on cool site:http://rawfoodrestaurantguide.com/blog/?p=40

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Opening Day is Nearing


CATCH A HEALTHY HABIT CAFE is coming soon!

1st I want to introduce myself!
I am Glen Colello a 38 year old who is set to venture into
opening a RAW FOOD CAFE & RETAIL SHOP!

Ever since walking into Organic Ave in NYC (then on Ludlowe St) http://www.organicavenue.com/products/index.php
I wanted CT to have a place to buy raw food, raw snacks, raw necessities and most of all to just plain hang out! A Coffee House feel without coffee!
Well 4 years later here I am. The universe offered & I signed a lease!
The space features already working cafe, tables, chairs, fridges... they were looking for someone to sublease.
An in less than 3 weeks I will be open for business!

HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN - Please Share!!!
1.
List your favorite smoothie recipe
2. Name one or two speakers you would pay $10-$25 to listen speak/demo
3. What unique concept should Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe have?


Thanks for now!

Menu to be posted soon!
As well as pictures of Cafe then & now!
GRAND OPENING FEB. 10th 11am-8pm!
(Hope to be open prior to 2/10 stay posted!)