#JUGsApproved Kickstarter: Travels with Quigley - Stories of a Great American Roadtrip

A few months back, at a delicious BBQ dinner hosted by Drizly, we met Briana, an amazing Boston blogger and photographer. She is one of the most insightful and creative people and her new kickstarter proves it! 

The Kickstarter will help fund Briana's passion project of roadtripping with her dog, Quigley, in the route and spirit of Steinbeck’s original journey. Through imagery and essays, she will be comparing and contrasting Steinbeck's experience and observations with our contemporary America. The final product will include a print shop, a book, and (hopefully) an exhibit!

We're excited to support Briana in her journey and can't wait to see her resulting work! We hope you'll join us in supporting this local artist

Oh, and a little more on Briana's travel companion: Quigley is 4 year old rescue dog, specializing in smiling, sprinting, and giving hugs. He enjoys car rides, hiking, minty bones, and quality time with Petry, his plush fish.

The Week of August 22

Around Boston

We hope to see you on Wednesday at the Millennial Mixer that we are co-hosting at Hatch Fenway with General Assembly, BosLady Project, City Awake and others. RSVP now

On August 30, join us and WELL Boston for a book club discussion of 'Conscious Capitalism.' We'll be talking about ethical shopping, food, fashion, and we're even going to do a clothing swap! Sign up here

Thursday is the last lunch hour yoga class  of POPUPASANA's Namaste at the ICA

Hope everyone is taking advantage of Restaurant Week this week - here is a list of participating venues. 

Around L.A.

We are dying to go to this free Branding for Breakthrough class at WeWork on Thursday

Also on Thursday is a live Interview with LNA co-founder Lauren Alexander on branding. Tickets are still available, but going fast! 

Career & Finance

Finance Girl is one of our new go-to career blogs. We love this post on the 4 G's of Success

Speaking of which, before investing too much into your career and side hustle, you should probably ask yourself these questions

And yasss....FYF Fest this weekend!

Comedy Comedy Fest is also continuing this week, so make sure to check the schedule of events.

Health & Beauty

Ugh...it is probably time to buy a foam roller

This explains so, so much. 

Style & Decor

We're so excited for our friends over at Janji for the launch of their new Mombasa Collection. We are LOVING the women's wave longsleeve

Apartment Therapy has a new growing guide for one of our fav indoor plants...the spider

Local Ingredients to Your Door with 'Just Add Cooking'

Introducing Just Add Cooking

Whether you're a seasoned cook and scour farmer's markets for top-notch ingredients or are totally new to the world of culinary arts, Just Add Cooking is the perfect, time-saving cooking solution for all. 

Just Add Cooking is Boston’s only local eco-friendly meal kit. They work with local vendors and farms from New England to curate the highest quality, healthy, fresh ingredients to be delivered right to your door.

Why we love it

Making time to go to the grocery store and plan meals every week takes a lot of time and effort. With Just Add Cooking’s convenient online ordering system, your meals are only a few clicks away. 
We love that all of the ingredients in the box are thought out to make them as environmentally-preferable as possible. Each ingredient is pre-measured, resulting in zero waste. It’s part of their Green Promise; no waste, few food miles, and eco-friendly packaging. 

If you’re new to cooking, it’s a great way to start. They have easy-to-follow cooking instructions and gently introduce customers to the culinary world. But, if you're looking for something more advanced, have no fear; you can choose a recipe that requires a higher skill level and that uses unique, more rare ingredients. 

They even factor in the time of year when planning out their meals. During summer’s hot days, they plan meals that don’t require turning on the oven!

How it works

Visit Just Add Cooking’s website and create your account. Next,  select your box type; two person box or four person box. Then choose the amount of meals you’d like to receive for the week, starting from 3 up to 5. They offer an introductory price to try out the service, starting at $39---prices vary upon the box type selected and the number of meals you want to receive. 

After you select your quantity, then you get to the fun part: choosing meals! They provide a list of ingredients, the amount of time it will take to cook, calories, and skill level. Vegetarian and gluten-free meal options are available as well. To make delivery as convenient as possible, customers can choose between Sunday and Monday and all meals are packed and delivered day of. 

We had a fabulous time cooking things up with our test box! Try out Just Add Cooking and let us know what you think! Happy Cooking! 


Colleen Gordon is a content contributor for JUGs, but also shares her views over at her blog Here She Stands. You can follow Colleen on Twitter @here_she_stands.

The Week of August 15th

Around Boston

Are you a startup looking to improve your social media? Sign up for this ice cream social / social media workshop happening this Thursday.

Summer don't go! Learn how to hold onto your summer glow at this Follain makeup tutorial on 8/19.

Don't forget to get your ticket for the Millenial Mixer happening 8/24! We'll be hosting a Startup Trivia Event with prizes you won't want to miss.

Around LA

Tuesday night The Amplify Collective is hosting one of their famous "un-networking" events at DVF in the Grove. 

Yoga, beats, friends, panoramic views, and a pool?! Bender Yoga Pool Parties at the Standard sound like a pretty sweet Saturday activity to us!

After your Bender party, keep going! The Broad is hosting their Summer Happenings which means late-night art, performance, music and all access to the museum.

Career & Finance

DITTO! Here's what the top women in business wish someone had told them before they started college.

The Amplify Collective shares their favorite women-owned businesses in LA.

This is the best podcast episode I've listened to lately. This woman has been bankrupt twice and considered "unsuccessful" till she started a company that revolves around going #2. Seriously.

Health & Beauty

Nine products that are way more easy to make than buy. Good to know!

This 5-day clean eating plan actually looks delicious...

Style & Decor

If you own these 9 home decor books you don't need a decorator. #budgetliving

Did you catch this Boston Blogger's house tour on Apartment Therapy?!


You're Invited: The Future of Boston, A Millennial Mixer

In lieu of Ladies Lounge this month, we invite you to network and connect with gals and dudes at The Future of Boston: A Millennial Mixer!  Boston is an incredible place to be a young professional right now. It seems like a new startup emerges every day and there are more events than you could possibly attend each week. How can you best take advantage of all that Boston has to offer?

Join JUGs, General Assembly, and City Awake at Hatch Fenway for a night of mixing and mingling with other young professionals who live and/or work in Boston. Time to expand your personal and professional network beyond your coworkers or people you meet in a bar.
Don't miss your chance to meet the young makers and doers of Boston!


A mixer! This event is free and open to the public, so grab your friends. The JUGs will be hosting StartUp Trivia during the event, so brush up on your Boston biz knowledge for a chance to win some prizes!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Hatch Fenway
401 Park Drive
Boston , MA 02215