Last Saturday, October 1, influencers, media and guests enjoyed an inspiring morning yoga session with CorePower Yoga at the ‘Fit & Olive’ event, followed by a complimentary healthy and light Mediterranean brunch buffet hosted at Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West Hollywood, CA.
Guests participated in the free CorePower yoga class that included a fusion of their yoga style, sculpting techniques and cardio burn. After the class, guests enjoyed a post-workout brunch of healthy breakfast bites while prizes were raffled off and gifted.
Don’t forget Fig and Olive is hosting a special prix fixe chef tasting menu for $55 for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Executive Chef Wilfrid Hocquet teamed up with Cancer survivor and Nutritionist Elissa Goodman to create this Mediterranean olive oil based menu. We previewed this healthy meal this week and learned the preventative health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Expect menu items to include healthy salads, ginger carrot soup, salmon, and a spicy pear dessert. $10 for each meal will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
As a freelance travel and food writer, Melissa's articles have been published on AAA World Magazine, Lonely Planet, Zagat Stories, Roadtrippers, Canadian Traveller, Business Insider, MoneyInc, Resident Magazine (NYC), JohnnyJet, Heart of the Hotel, World Footprints, and many more. Some of her favorite travel articles can be found in Darling Magazine. She also writes for local print magazines such as SoCal Life Magazine, Malibu Coast Lifestyle Magazine, Conejo Valley Lifestyle Magazine, LA Travel Magazine, and LA Downtowner. Her love of adventure and learning was fueled while traveling around the world at age 20 on Semester at Sea. She received a Master's degree in Education, taught in England on a Fulbright scholarship, and has been an educator for over 20 years. Over the last decade, she has worked with high-profile families in the Los Angeles area.
After growing up in Connecticut and a decade in Washington, DC, west coast living has won her over. Living in LA for the last 15 years has brought Melissa so much joy - thus why LaLaScoop was born. A desire to cover and discover the Best of LA became a shared passion that expanded to numerous guest writers bringing the 'LaLaScoop. Besides writing and helping children learn on Zoom during the pandemic, Melissa spends her free time seeking out the next adventure, savoring the Malibu coastline, discovering new hikes, and looking for unique finds for her new Palm Springs home. Contact her at Melissa@lalascoop.com.
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