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Revitalive in Newburyport, MA is Phenomenal

Revitalive in Newburyport, MA is Phenomenal

Last week, I was in Boston and took a trip about an hour north to go check out an organic restaurant called Revitalive. While I hadn’t been to the restaurant before, I have ordered their pressed organic juice in the past and wrote about them in December. I was incredibly impressed that they use sprouts […]

Boston Organic Restaurants Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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Last week, I was in Boston and took a trip about an hour north to go check out an organic restaurant called Revitalive.

While I hadn’t been to the restaurant before, I have ordered their pressed organic juice in the past and wrote about them in December. I was incredibly impressed that they use sprouts in their juices, something that very few people do.

As far as an organic restaurant goes, this place is outstanding. The two women who own and operate Revitalive, both of whom trained at The Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico, know what they are doing. Period.

Here are a few things that I had for lunch. Read more »


Private Equity Firm Takes Control of Organic Avenue, Interview with New Owner

Private Equity Firm Takes Control of Organic Avenue, Interview with New Owner

Organic Avenue, one of the hottest organic concepts in the industry today, just announced that it has sold a controlling interest in the company to minority investor Weld North, a private equity fund founded by former Kaplan, Inc. CEO Jonathan Grayer in partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR).  Financial terms were not disclosed. […]

NYC Organic Organic News
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Organic Avenue, one of the hottest organic concepts in the industry today, just announced that it has sold a controlling interest in the company to minority investor Weld North, a private equity fund founded by former Kaplan, Inc. CEO Jonathan Grayer in partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR).  Financial terms were not disclosed.

With the deal increasing Weld North’s stake to around 70%, management changes have come as well. Read more »


The Havoc that Fracking Causes to Our Food and Water Supply, NY Governor to Decide Very Soon

The Havoc that Fracking Causes to Our Food and Water Supply, NY Governor to Decide Very Soon

Tomorrow in Albany, NY, I’ll be protesting at the state’s capital because our governor is very close to approving hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. And for those who care about organic food, fracking should be on your radar screen just as much as GMOs or pesticides. Fracking uses a tremendous amount of water, combined […]

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Tomorrow in Albany, NY, I’ll be protesting at the state’s capital because our governor is very close to approving hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. And for those who care about organic food, fracking should be on your radar screen just as much as GMOs or pesticides.

Fracking uses a tremendous amount of water, combined with sand and chemicals, to break apart rock and extract natural gas from deep underground.

Inexplicably, the fracking companies don’t have to tell us what these poisonous chemicals are, so as not to set off an even greater fury of environmental and public health concerns. Why is this? Read more »


Looking for Inspiration in 2013? Check out Taylor Wells’ Create the Best Life Ever

Looking for Inspiration in 2013? Check out Taylor Wells' Create the Best Life Ever

The very first video that I launched on livingmaxwell (see bottom of the post) was about the raw food diet and my profile of The Prana Cafe, an organic raw food restaurant in Newton, MA. Back then, I was still living in Boston and frequented The Prana Cafe A LOT. Within time I got to […]

Book Reviews Boston Raw Food
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The very first video that I launched on livingmaxwell (see bottom of the post) was about the raw food diet and my profile of The Prana Cafe, an organic raw food restaurant in Newton, MA.

Back then, I was still living in Boston and frequented The Prana Cafe A LOT. Within time I got to know the owner, Taylor Wells, and it turned out that we had many things in common.

Aside from the fact that we were each very into organic, we both went to Brown and played on the tennis team there. So, we hit it off right away.

The thing that struck me about Taylor Wells was that she appeared to be this “superwoman” who had more on her plate than anyone I knew and had a ridiculous amount of energy.

She had a raw food restaurant, four yoga studios in two states, a consulting business, and several blogs. Furthermore, she had three children (two of which she home-schooled) and was pregnant with twins in 40s. Never once did I hear her complain about how busy she was, and there was a constant smile on her face. Nothing but words of gratitude flowed out of her mouth. Read more »


My Top 5 Organic Food Moments of 2012

My Top 5 Organic Food Moments of 2012

Reflecting back on 2012, it was truly an amazing year and so much happened that I can hardly believe it. More than anything, I am beyond grateful for the growing number of people who read what I have to say here. So, I thank each and every one of you for the time you spend […]

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Reflecting back on 2012, it was truly an amazing year and so much happened that I can hardly believe it.

More than anything, I am beyond grateful for the growing number of people who read what I have to say here. So, I thank each and every one of you for the time you spend on my site and on my social media pages.

In no particular order, here are my Top 5 Organic Food Moments of 2012.

COSTA RICA TRIP

The trip I took to Costa Rica in February was unforgettable. We went to EARTH University, learned how sustainable bananas are produced, saw the incredible work that the Whole Planet Foundation is doing down there, spent time on the coast at Puerto Viejo, and built a biodigester for a local family in need.

It may very well be the best moment since I started livingmaxwell a few years ago. Read more »


Win a Free 3-Day BluePrint Juice Cleanse ($200 Value) from Veria Living

Win a Free 3-Day BluePrint Juice Cleanse ($200 Value) from Veria Living

As I wrote about recently, I was selected by the health and wellness TV network Veria Living to be a part of their new programming initiative called Veria Voices. Filming took place a few months ago, and Veria Voices is now releasing my videos – one video per week of me talking about organic food. […]

Juice/Smoothies NYC Organic Video
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As I wrote about recently, I was selected by the health and wellness TV network Veria Living to be a part of their new programming initiative called Veria Voices.

Filming took place a few months ago, and Veria Voices is now releasing my videos – one video per week of me talking about organic food.

Alongside these videos, Veria Voices is offering viewers an opportunity to win a free 3-day organic juice cleanse from BluePrint Cleanse. Read more »


Pressed Organic Juice Company BluePrint to be Acquired by Hain Celestial

Pressed Organic Juice Company BluePrint to be Acquired by Hain Celestial

As the demand for pressed organic juice remains insatiable, Hain Celestial decided that it could no longer ignore this tremendous market opportunity. In its Q1 Fiscal Year 2013 press release, Hain Celestial just announced that: “The company had entered into a letter of intent to acquire BluePrint, a recognized leader in juice cleanses and single-serve […]

NYC Organic News
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As the demand for pressed organic juice remains insatiable, Hain Celestial decided that it could no longer ignore this tremendous market opportunity.

In its Q1 Fiscal Year 2013 press release, Hain Celestial just announced that:

“The company had entered into a letter of intent to acquire BluePrint, a recognized leader in juice cleanses and single-serve raw juices based in New York City.  The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of calendar year 2012, is expected to be accretive to Hain Celestial’s earnings in fiscal year 2013.  Details of the transaction were not disclosed.”

I have seen no official press release from Hain Celestial about the deal, and I have contacted BluePrint but they have no comment as of now. Read more »