Avis Gold Richards uses her passion, skill and artistic vision to make a difference in the world.  She founded Birds Nest Foundation™, a non-profit creative group that produces high-quality documentaries, short videos and public service announcements (PSAs) for charitable organizations.  Among her many activities, Avis is currently producing a public television series entitled "Lunch NYC" for NYC Media. The series exposes unhealthy foods being served in the public school system across the country and highlights the efforts of individuals actively seeking alternatives to promote nutrition and health.   Leveraging your passion for the betterment of the community is the stuff of a true BAO Bad Ass Legend.


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New York's Own Kombucha

Fans of Bethenny Frankel have probably noticed Bethenny carrying around a new drink on this season of Bravo TV’s hit show Bethenny Ever After.  Look closely and you’ll spot BAO FRESH KOMBUCHA’s cameo “appearances” during most episodes this season.  BAO’s Berry and Original flavors seem to be Bethenny’s favorites.  Bethenny's show airs nationwide every Monday at 10 PM on Bravo TV.

BAO is proud to be the go-to drink for bad ass New Yorkers like Bethenny.  Bethenny’s mission to democratize health while raising a family and taking her businesses to new heights makes her an official BAO bad ass.  Bethenny first discovered BAO when we launched in New York City last year and she was so cool to send a tweet to let us know about her new favorite kombucha.

Wondering where you can get BAO FRESH KOMBUCHA?  Check out our Find in Stores page to find the location nearest you or get local delivery in Greater New York right to your doorstep!

See if you can spot BAO in this season’s episodes:

Bethenny Ever After Episode #1 - “Hoppy Trails to You

  •  In the car ride to Jason’s parents’ house.

Bethenny Ever After Episode #2 - “There is No Normal”

  • On the table in the therapist’s office.

Bethenny Ever After Episode #3 - “Business as Usual"

  • On the table when Bethenny and Jason discuss production of Skinnygirl Margaritas.

Bethenny Ever After Episode #4 - “It’s My Baptism, I’ll Cry if I Want to”

  • On the top shelf of Bethenny’s fridge, on the bedside table when Bethenny and Jason play with Bryn in the bedroom, and in Bethenny’s hand when she and Jason enter the costume store.

Bethenny Ever After Episode #7 - “The Mile High Club”

  •  In Bethenny’s hand while jeans shopping with Jason.

Bethenny Ever After Episode #9 - “Break ‘Em Early”

  • On the table when Bethenny and Jason talk to Skinnygirl CEO David.

How cool is that?  


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New York's Own Kombucha


‎Here is to Gaylord Nelson, a deserving BAO Bad Ass Legend, who as a U.S. Senator established the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.  Inspired by the energy of anti-war activists, he took it upon himself to make environmental protection part of the national agenda.  Earth Day is now a global event raising the awareness of environmental protection issues for hundreds of millions of people each year.  If that is not bad ass enough, also in 1970 Gaylord called for Congressional hearings on the safety of oral contraception and for the first time forced the pharmaceutical companies to disclose a drug’s side-effect information in its packaging. 


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New York's Own Kombucha

Are you ready for the first ever New York City Vegetarian Food Festival?   It is being held this weekend at Altman Building in Manhattan on Sunday, April 3rd from 10 AM to 6PM. BAO FRESH KOMBUCHA will be served, so please come for some samples and you can check out all the delicious stuff we are developing.  We will be giving out coupons to everyone that comes to our booth.  You want to know the cool part?  Cost of the event = FREE.

If the draw of the BAO Team is not enough, the festival also includes world-class speakers, live music, and fun food contests throughout the day in addition to the vast array of vegan food samples.  We hope to see you Sunday.



New York's Own Kombucha