Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Green Drinks at The Canebrake

While I'm not sure what you might look for on a vacation, or a weekend getaway, I can tell you what suits my taste: rest, relaxation, good food, peace & quiet, healthy activities, and massage. A book and wine are typically included in that mix, in more than one (if not all) of those areas. It isn't so often that I can find all of that under the labels of sustainable, organic, local... In fact, hotels and resorts can be quite the opposite. But we have a special little gem here in Oklahoma: The Canebrake.

The Canebrake is Oklahoma's only certified ECO resort. This beautiful country get-away (think Napa, with an Oklahoma twist), is the premier boutique resort in this region. Owners Sam and Lisa Bracken, Executive Chef and CYO - Chief Yoga Officer (no, that is not her official title but I deemed it fitting for now!), moved back to Sam's family roots and started building their vision. It began with the Yoga Barn and has grown into a resort that offers not only accommodations but also a spa, restaurant, live music venue, boutique, and events center.

September 8th, 6-9pm
The Canebrake
33241 East 732nd Road
Wagoner, OK 74467

If you haven't guessed by now, it's a pretty nice place. So when The Canebrake and Green Drinks decided to partner I was more than excited - I was thrilled to shine a light on a company that has made such great strides to create a sustainable operation which respects the land and the well being of it's guests. And it isn't just the ambiance of the resort itself. Lisa, Sam, and Marketing Director Adam Miller are lively and welcoming people. All three of these folks have a magnetic energy that clearly says "I love what I do for a livin'" I can't blame them...

We will be hosting September's Green Drinks #2 (see previous entry for #1) on September 8th from 6-9pm at The Canebrake. There will be live music from Rick Reily on the patio, complimentary snacks, and a cash bar. Wagoner is approximately 45 minutes from Tulsa, so please consider carpooling or riding with friends. Remember, it's a green event! For those interested, there is a yoga class taught by Lisa at 6pm - Hour of Power - for $10. The entrance to the Yoga Barn is next to the main entryway.

It is not often that events such as this are hosted out here, at no cost to you. That's right, it is free. You will not want to miss this opportunity to visit, but you must RSVP for this event. Please send your RSVP to me directly at amandakforman@gmail.com.