Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, December 19th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, December 19th, 2014

Not For Sale Fri. 12/19 | 8 to 11 pm @ The City Foundry | 33 35th Street, 6th Floor, Sunset Park, Brooklyn Show up at The City Foundry in Sunset...
Discount Alert! My Made-in-the-USA Favorites from Online Store Lila Mae

Discount Alert! My Made-in-the-USA Favorites from Online Store Lila Mae

If home is where the heart is, where does your heart reside? Is it where you were raised? Where you’re traveling to for the holidays? Is it where you live right...
18 Online Stores Where You Can Get All Your Eco-Friendly Presents + Discounts!

18 Online Stores Where You Can Get All Your Eco-Friendly Presents + Discounts!

I also got you some discounts! Scroll down to see them.  Sure, I could make you a gift guide full of eco-friendly, sustainable, fair trade and ethically produced Christmas gifts....
7 Reasons Why I Hate Calling Myself a 'Blogger'

7 Reasons Why I Hate Calling Myself a ‘Blogger’

  When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m a journalist. Which is true, to a point. I write freelance stories about a variety...
Cashmere Is Over. Long Live Alpaca!

Cashmere Is Over. Long Live Alpaca!

Correction: My mom has told me that the farm I speak of is actually a llama farm. Whoops! If you want to see what an alpaca farm looks like, The...
Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Nail Salon PH7 Opens in Brooklyn, Is Probably Best in NYC

Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Nail Salon PH7 Opens in Brooklyn, Is Probably Best in NYC

If you were to say, “Hey Alden, what would your dream nail salon look like?” I would say this: A wall of non-toxic nail polish brands in a rainbow of...
The Complete List of All My Favorite Online Places to Shop

The Complete List of All My Favorite Online Places to Shop

So, you like my editorials full of sustainable fashion, beauty, and home decor? You’ll love this. I’ve put together a long, long list of every single online store I like...
You Need to Know This About Your Favorite Fashion Blogger

You Need to Know This About Your Favorite Fashion Blogger

Have you noticed something about your favorite fashion bloggers? Have you remarked upon the not-so-subtle shifts in editorial content over the past year or two? It used to be you...
Why We Need an Ethical Fashion Labeling System

Why We Need an Ethical Fashion Labeling System

Melissa Cantor is the cofounder with her sister Carolina of ShopEthica.com, an online boutique stocking sustainable, ethical and fashion-forward and big city-appropriate designer clothing from labels like A Peace Treaty, Daniel...
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Your NYC Visit

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Your NYC Visit

When a sustainable fashion blogger put out a call  for things to do during her visit to NYC, I started writing up an extensive email. Where to eat, what neighborhoods...
The 24 Best Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Restaurants in NYC

The 24 Best Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Restaurants in NYC

One of the perks of living in New York, is that there are just too many farm-to-table and organic restaurants to name. But if you’re looking for a bucket list...
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My Perfectly Legal Rape and Why We Need Affirmative Consent

My Perfectly Legal Rape and Why We Need Affirmative Consent

This issue of rape has been so much on my mind lately. How could it not, with the Rolling Stone “UVA Rape” story, and the ensuing melee when Rolling Stone’s reporting was deemed faulty. There’s the whole issue of Cosby going on a decades-long rape spree because all of his victims were too scared to...
5 Covetable and Vegan-Friendly Fashion Pieces

5 Covetable and Vegan-Friendly Fashion Pieces

I’m not vegan myself, but I appreciate that it’s an important perspective in the conscious community. So I’m happy to have Jill of Vegan Cuts, a curated online vegan marketplace that also offers monthly Snack and Beauty Boxes, share some of her fave fashion.  I founded Vegan Cuts with my husband John a little over three...
Sustainable Street Style: Winter Whites and Winter Textures

Sustainable Street Style: Winter Whites and Winter Textures

I was digging through my pants drawer the other day and found these nice white jeans by rag & bone. Usually I would wear them just in the summer, but I’m a big proponent of using as much as your wardrobe as much as possible. And winter whites can be so refreshing! rag & bone...
The Wabi Sabi Style of Joinery in Brooklyn

The Wabi Sabi Style of Joinery in Brooklyn

  I often link to Joinery in my my posts, because I know they carry beautiful, timeless, sustainable fashion. One day I was coveting a coat, and looked up their brick and mortar store to see about trying on the coat in person. That’s when I realized their store is about five blocks from my...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, December 12th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, December 12th, 2014

Young & Able Series Thru 12/21 @ 345 Broome St., Lower East Side, Manhattan This online store featuring emerging NYC designers is going brick-and-mortar for the holidays with its series. Not only can you shop independent makers and designers, you can attend a talk, check out one of the installations, or sign up for a...
How I'm Livin': Belinda and Kelly of The Sway on Their Maui Life

How I’m Livin': Belinda and Kelly of The Sway on Their Maui Life

When my cross body purse by The Sway dies, I’m going to bury it in a funeral with taps. That’s how much I love that thing. Bought four years ago at a Bloomingdale’s sustainable fashion pop-up, this luxury upcycled accessory been slung across my shoulder at (I estimate) more than a hundred all-night ragers. It’s...
My Photoshoot in Sustainable Design from Young & Able

My Photoshoot in Sustainable Design from Young & Able

When Rachel of The Style Line asked me if I was interested in modeling fashion from Young and Able’s Series pop-up shop, my answer was an enthusiastic yes. I mean, all I had to do was pose for a photographer at my apartment wearing some sweet, sustainable duds from emerging designers. Who says no to that?...
8 NYC Markets for Locally-Made Holiday Shopping

8 NYC Markets for Locally-Made Holiday Shopping

Doing your holiday shopping at an NYC market is a total win for everyone: You can find something–at least a stocking stuffer–for everyone on your list in a couple hours. Your recipient gets something that is likely made in NYC and they would never be able to find themselves, for a unique and thoughtful gift....
Your Monday Would be Better if You Were at Impact Hub

Your Monday Would be Better if You Were at Impact Hub

Back when I was an NYC noob and aspiring blogger that didn’t know a person in the green scene, I found out about a sustainable shopping event on some eco-friendly blog (probably EcoSalon). I went all by myself, and spent an evening meeting sustainable designers and shop owners in a lofted workspace in TriBeCa. That...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, December 5th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, December 5th, 2014

LAST DAY: mYak Pop-Up Shop Thru 12/5 | 10 am to 5 pm @ 132 Perry Street btw Greenwich and Washington Street, Manhattan I’ve convinced you of the superiority of alpaca to cashmere. Now on to the shopping. mYak will be selling super-soft, baby alpaca clothing and accessories in this sustainable pop-up store, in connection...
Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Bedroom

Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Bedroom

Oh Lord, when did I announce I was renovating my apartment? Back in June? Yikes. It was a hot mess, the entire thing. (Worst. Contractor. Ever.) But after months of delays, crises, and crying jags; five moves and a ton of unconditional support from my boyfriend, I’m ready to unveil the first room in my...
A Diet Coach for the Rest of Us: Review of the Rise App

A Diet Coach for the Rest of Us: Review of the Rise App

This is not the review you’re looking for. I know what you want. You want me to say, “I started using this app and I lost 10 pounds!” I’m sorry, I can’t give that to you, because that would be insane. I’ll tell you why … A couple months ago I was offered the chance...