Past Expo Highlights

Thank you to our April 2011 Speakers

Special guest Brenda Strong of ABC?s "Desperate Housewives" gave ?Strong Inspiration? Saturdaywith a seminar on women's wisdom and empowerment. Fans of the show know her as the voice of deceased Mary Alice Young, who narrates the events of Wisteria Lane from beyond the grave. Brenda is also the woman behind Strong Yoga, promoting health and wellness for women on their life journey.

Ms. Strong will shared insights on what she feels are the key components to finding and sharing our joy ?listening to our body?s innate wisdom, and tuning in to what we feel.

Also on Saturday, actor Vincent Irizarry gave soap fans a behind-the-scenes look at his life as Dr. David Hayward on ?All My Children.? The role was originally a three-month stint, but Irizarry?s skill at portraying the manipulative menace landed him a recurring role and an Emmy.

Cooking and Book Signing by the Pros
The Culinary Stage featured San Diego's finest chefs , including Chef Jeff Rossman of Terra Restaurant and, back by popular demand, Chef Bernard of The Marine Room and The Shores. Chef Rossman demonstrated a seasonal recipe from his cookbook, ?From Terra's Table,?which celebrates Southern California?s incredible agricultural bounty. Chef Bernardcreated an original, flavorful selection from the ?Flying Pans?cookbook, which he co-authored with Chef Ron Oliver, also of La Jolla?s prestigious Marine Room.

On Sunday, clothing designer Gordana Gehlhausen shared the fascinating journey that took her from a small village in the former Yugoslavia to a fourth-place finish on season six of Project Runway. Gehlhausen has since attracted a worldwide fan-base, and downtown San Diego is home to one of her popular GOGA boutiques.

Free nail pampering
Attendees can treat their metacarpal end-caps to a free nail-color overhaul at the expo?s Luscious Nail Lounge, compliments of Marinello Beauty School. Will be available Saturday and Sunday.

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