Jazz in the Garden: Happy Hour and Rawluck

 

PHOTOS: STEVEN DAVID BRANON

Last weekend, Stellafly joined WOTV 4 Women’s Healthy Eats crew member and D&W Fresh Market’s Living Well Lifestyle Expert, Margaux Drake, for her annual party, Jazz in the Garden: Happy Hour and Rawluck. She hosted the event with her husband, Steve Drake, at their home in East Grand Rapids.

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The evening was a celebration of the official start of summer. Happy hour attendees included her friends from WOTV 4 Women, Spartan Stores, Gazelle Sports and Wyncroft Wines. Live piano music by Lonnie Ostrander greeted guests upon arrival and then they strolled the Drake’s gardens while tasting Wyncroft Wines, a local Michigan winery. An infused water bar with a trio of different types of infused water was provided by D&W Fresh Market- Knapp’s Crossing. Since Margaux is an avid vegan who loves to share her passion for healthy food with others, a large spread of Mexican inspired plant-based hors d’oeuvres filled the Drake’s dining room table.

Happy Hour guests were invited to stay for the Rawluck, raw food potluck, which started at 7pm and continued well into the night. Rawluck guests simply bring a raw, plant-based dish to share (food is considered “raw” if it is not heated above 118 degrees). Three large tables on the patio were filled with eclectic dishes like lemon cheesecake and dehydrated toast points with cherry salsa. Guests also brought fresh herbs and seeds from their garden to share. Many of Margaux’s Detox and Living Well Lifestyle students were in attendance and enjoyed the evening together.

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If you are interested in attending the monthly Rawlucks, they are regularly hosted at D&W Fresh Market Knapp’s Crossing on the third Sunday of the month in the evening, click here.

If you are interested in Margaux’s Living Well Lifestyle classes or Clean Start classes, that she teaches at D&W Fresh Market, click here.

Margaux’s next 28 day detox class will be a Back-to-School Detox in September hosted at Gazelle Sports.

If you’d simply like to join in the Living Well Lifestyle conversation, join Margaux on Facebook.



One Comment

  1. Terry wrote:

    This was a very lovely event and you have captured it beautifully.