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Sunday, October 01, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #51: starting from scratch

HTC: October 1, 2006 Shownotes

Welcome to the 51st edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat. Produced from the raspberry and leopard-print embellished flat in Washington, DC.

Today’s podcast is an interview with Warren Brown on starting from scratch, topped of with a pose of the podcast, and groovy podsafe music! View our shownotes at Watch for upcoming episodes on numerous things hip and tranquil such as fall fashion finds, getting organized, meditation, and more!

Warren Brown is the host of Sugar Rush on The Food Network and the owner of CakeLove and Love Café. Mr. Brown loves working in the kitchen and developing new products that are sold through his bakery and café. His career path has been anything but normal, and that adds to a lot of the excitement in the sweets he creates. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University in 1993 with a BA in History, and graduate studies at The George Washington University in 1998 with a Juris Doctor and a master’s in Public Health.

In 2000 Mr. Brown left his career as a lawyer litigating health care fraud on behalf of the federal government for the Department of Health and Human Services to pursue a dream and start a business. Sensing that people wanted better cake, he founded CakeLove in 2002. With a lot of hard work, positive word-of-mouth advertising, and direct marketing, Mr. Brown has grown his business from a moonlighting project into a thriving retail business. In 2006 he was recognized for his entrepreneurial passion by the Small Business Administration and given the Small Business Person of the Year award for Washington, DC. In 2005 and 2006 his bakery CakeLove won the best bakery category in The Washington Post’s Best Bets readers poll.

In addition to his weekly appearance on the Food Network hosting Sugar Rush, Mr. Brown has been recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit and featured by a number media outlets, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, People Magazine, Southern Living, Black Enterprise, Inc. Magazine, The Washington Post, and many others. Mr. Brown continues to pursue his entrepreneurial spirit by building additional retail storefronts and expanding the product line. He contributes his time and energy to charitable causes by speaking to young students and rising entrepreneurs about business development and finding one’s passion.

Pose of the Podcast:
3-part yogic breath

Au Revoir:
With a desire to continue growing our community, I’ve set up our very first HTC retreat in upstate NY for June 2007. Please join us for a weekend of all things hip and tranquil!

Share your hip tranquil chickness with me, request show ideas, or pass along feedback by e-mailing me at or leaving a love note in the comments section of A reminder that we’re on MySpace and Frappr, so please connect with the community virtually there, too!

Have a burning question that you’d like hip and tranquil feedback on? E-mail me to have it featured and answered in our dear hip tranquil chick segment!

You can now pre-order Hip Tranquil Chick, the Get Your Yoga On companion CD, and/or a leopard print scarf. Save the date for our book launch fete on Thursday, November 16 at the new swanky boutique Hotel Palomar in DC. RSVP here.

We’re almost done with the step-by-step scoop on hosting a Hip Tranquil Chick Signature ChariTea Soiree! Watch for this downloadable PDF coming soon with discussion tips, a toolkit, yoga sequences, recipes, and more! To host a Hip Tranquil Chick Signature ChariTea Soiree in your area, please send your stats (name, location, e-mail) to and you'll receive your Toolkit via e-mail shortly. If you live near DC, I’d be happy to swing by your soiree!

To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music---by new and independent artists from the Podsafe Music Network. Today’s selection is Free and Easy by Lovespirals. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of their music, at

Thanks for celebrating the 51st edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast with me! I hope this inspires you to start something from scratch. Namaste.

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    Anonymous said...

    thanks for your support of lovespirals kimberly! i love what you're doing and am so impressed by the quality of your show and site -- and your budding empire! more power to ya.

    Anonymous said...

    Wow, great interview! It was sumptuously rich with information. Just sad that there’s no Cakelove treats near Miami…nevertheless, great interview.