Friends ‘n’ More

We want to create unity!! 

 These people and places are those that we know well and recommend highly.   We carefully consider who we recommend, so please visit these places and if possible support them by purchases or recommendations to others.  These are mindful, fellow happy people!!  

Let the people who love life and live life fully UNITE to help one another!!



        Ludlow, VT


Tacos Tacos  Lamere Square-  …..The best Mexican food, fast service, fun, friendly people, great portions!  EAT HERE.

JavaBabas : Main Street, Just at base of Okemo…Great coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch sandwiches-coffee shop atmosphere with WIFI.

American Pie  Main Street Ludlow in Lamere Square…(across from Shaw’s)  ….BEST WOODFIRED PIZZA ever..go see their unique VW bus front counter and ski lift chair booths.. New location with lots of seating, vintage video games, pool table  and more! Great food, great people…variety of specialty pizzas, take n go pizzas available as well!  YUM!!

Tom’s Loft Tavern– Up the access rd- basically on Okemo Mountain   Set in a REAL old barn, famous for warm beer, lousy food and grumpy owner.  Beer is actually cold and they have tons of draughts and bottles. The food is awesome and well, the owner can be grumpy, but he is awesome too!  Open late for drinking and till 10 for dinner-bring the kids…kids meals and a free 3rd floor babysitter (arcade). The place gets busy during holidays,  but its worth it!!t Bring your open mind and patience!


Calm Moments Spa        101 Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149

Amazing facials,  microderm, and her other secrets to beautify and repair your skin… massages, and manipedis.    Laura and her team are loving, kind and knowledgable!   Their service is AWESOME and good prices too.  Pamper yourself while you are in Vermont and support a local business created by a great woman. :-)

Book online at  also visit their Facebook page

Call or go online for appointment…802-228-7772

Darkside- Okemo   (Snowboard Shop)     57 Pond Street, Ludlow VT 05149      802-228-5444

For all of your snowboarding, boards, boots, and much more!!! …at the Okemo Marketplacce across from the Okemo access road….tell the guys Celeste @ Live A HappyLife sent you!

The Chaos Casbah  (Unique Gift Store)

A unique gift store owned by one of the coolest, independent, loving, motorcycle riding women I know… (Tell Barbara we sent you)   Stop in and browse their cool, eclectic selection.   Support a woman who stepped away from corporate life to follow her dreams!!  :-)

117 Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149






Jax Beach Surf Shop    Small family owned surf shop in Jax Beach….Support them.. Tony and Joann…they are good peeps!  239 1st Street N. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250  904-247-7873   Rentals of boards, SUPs, lessons…..skate stuff too…check em out!! Tell them we sent you!!

Three Brothers Stand Up Paddleboards  (Daytona Area)

Some of the most unique, handcrafted SUPs you will see on the East Coast…These brothers not only make cool boards, but they are also some of the good guys in the industry.  They offer some awesome tours around the area as well.

212 S. Beach St. #100, Daytona Beach, FL 32114






Kale  Café – Juice Bar/Vegan Cuisine    Some of the most delicious, healthy food you will find in the area.  The Browns, a beautiful family originally from Brooklyn moved to Daytona after Omar got laid off.  Turning lemons into lemonade, they created an awesome place that is described as Carribean Vegan.  They are hard working, community minded, health conscious people.  Please help support their vision of bringing good tasting, healthful food to the city of Daytona!   Tell them Live A Happy Life sent you!

116 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114  386-872-5097



Health Food/Smoothie Bar

BioMax Health Foods  Small health/natural food store near Jax Beach.  Great smoothies, organic fruit & veggies, healthy foods, vitamins & homeopathic remedies.  Open daily at 10am.  299 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233  904-246-1634

Taco Lu  Delicious Mexican Food…Nice outside seating area… One of our favorites in Florida!!  1712 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL  32250   904-249-TACO


                                 HAMPTON BEACH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Shop   931 Ocean Blvd, Hampton NH  03842


Support these beautiful human beings who have an awesome surf shop but also are like the people next door, treating customers like old friends…knowledgable, helpful and fair prices..  Best gear, boards, and for the women an awesome selection of clothing and bathing suits……Theres no attitudes in this shop which is wonderfully refreshing….These are the people who value others and their community!   You WANT to support them….go…. buy… and enjoy!!

Pioneers Surf Shop

62 Lafayette Rd. Hampton, NH 03862        603-964-7714

Off Hwy 1 in Hampton, another great surf shop owned by a local who is chill, knowledgable, non pressuring and helpful…also a great selection of clothing, boards and all the fun things you need.    They always offer whole hearted advice and great service.  Another cool cat you want to keep in business…


Lisa’s Pizzeria

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