You Need to Know This: Are You a Bettertarian? If So, You'd Better Stop Eating Sushi

You Need to Know This: Are You a Bettertarian? If So, You’d Better Stop Eating Sushi

My friends at Kabinet, which lets you stalk the beauty picks of notable gals, are giving away Weleda products! Wishlist your favorite on Kabinet to enter. + I’ve been meaning to get myself down to one of the non-toxic salon Tenoverten’s three locations. Now I have another reason: a new line of...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 18th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 18th, 2014

I’m so sorry about the cold week! But it should be much nicer this weekend. Here’s what’s on the docket: Vallarinosaltonstall Thru end of April | Mon. thru Fri | 10 am to 8 pm + Sat. | 11 to 6 pm @ UES Pop-Up Tired of black? Get some...
How Long Will It Be Before Fashion Catches Up With Food? A Zady x Whole Foods Panel

How Long Will It Be Before Fashion Catches Up With Food? A Zady x Whole Foods Panel

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Zady and Whole Food’s panel. The organic nibbles alone were enough incentive to go, but I also got to network with some Very Important People in the sustainable fashion scene. Zady asked me to write up the recap. Here it is: Last...
Discount Alert! The Questions You'd Like to Ask Gia Bahm of Unearthen Jewelry

Discount Alert! The Questions You’d Like to Ask Gia Bahm of Unearthen Jewelry

{I asked and she gave! Get 20% off your order with code ECOCULT at checkout.} Unearthen is outlandishly beautiful. And I don’t mean outlandish as in, so, so beautiful. I mean, it’s outlandish. And beautiful. At the same time. You see it, and you have a sharp intake of breath. I want...
Weekend Recap: Smorgasburg, Vegan Shop-Up, Murals, the Park

Weekend Recap: Smorgasburg, Vegan Shop-Up, Murals, the Park

Spring sauntered in this weekend, like, “You miss me?” I was reminded of a short story I read in the New Yorker, which follows a couple as they try to figure out how to best take advantage of a perfect day. The story keeps restarting, following them through different decisions....
The Truth About Basic Bitches: They Will Ruin Your Life

The Truth About Basic Bitches: They Will Ruin Your Life

I’m going to write this post right this second and publish it, because at the rate “Basic Bitch” is blowing up the internet, it will be “basic” itself on Tuesday afternoon. But I have to write it, because I’ve been tagged and emailed approximately a dozen times with “Basic Bitch”...
You Need to Sign Up for ABC Kitchen's Fancy Pants, Curated CSA

You Need to Sign Up for ABC Kitchen’s Fancy Pants, Curated CSA

This CSA is a carefully curated assortment of goods from several farms, so that you get a for-real variety of fruits and vegetables to work with every month. The cherry on top is that each box comes with recipes by ABC Kitchen’s Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Oh, and you even get access...
Pretty People Dressed Well at Smorgasburg's Opening Weekend

Pretty People Dressed Well at Smorgasburg’s Opening Weekend

Oh boy, was I pumped for Smorgasburg this Saturday. Everyone was calling for gorgeous spring weather, and the Best Food Fair Ever was moving operations outside. As soon as I woke up Saturday morning I pulled on clothes and dragged my boyfriend out the door, salivating at the prospect of...
Four Super Easy, Organic Spring Cocktail Recipes for When It Finally Gets Warm

Four Super Easy, Organic Spring Cocktail Recipes for When It Finally Gets Warm

I'm not going for complicated cocktails. The most I'll do is pour a few ingredients and ice into glass and go. No muddling, measuring, or singing of peels! Luckily, there are a few haute and summery mixers out there to make the job easy.
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3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Using Grass-Fed Protein

3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Using Grass-Fed Protein

I love having a smoothie for breakfast. But I also like getting protein in there. It keeps me fuller longer, especially if I’m going to be running around the city all morning. When I discovered Source Organic Whey protein powder, I got excited. I’m a conscious carnivore, which means I only eat animal products when...
Want Love Need: 9 Things I Found This Week That I Think You Would Like, Too

Want Love Need: 9 Things I Found This Week That I Think You Would Like, Too

So many beautiful, useful, and sustainable things cross my desk every week, so I condense them all into a handy post of my favorites for you to peruse. I hope you find something you like in here! Love: Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil Pen Don’t you know that you’re always supposed to ask for your cuticles...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 11th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 11th, 2014

It's a good weekend for shopping and eating. But isn't it always?
Beauty Review: Is Everyday Minerals a Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Alternative to bareMinerals?

Beauty Review: Is Everyday Minerals a Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Alternative to bareMinerals?

Last month when I was wandering the floor at Natural Products Expo West, I stopped by a booth for a makeup company called Everyday Minerals. I was curious, because I’ve been using bareMinerals for some time, and had an inkling I should find a replacement. bareMinerals isn’t so toxic, but I feel like there is...
Fashionables Looking for Authenticity Come Out to Young & Able's Designer Gathering

Fashionables Looking for Authenticity Come Out to Young & Able’s Designer Gathering

The pretty set crowded into the lobby of the Carlton Hotel last week, sipping on wine and nibbling on hor d’oeuvres while they flipped through racks of clothing, handled jewelry and beauty products, and chatted with up-and-coming ethical designers. The party was for the new site Young & Able, which aims to support New York designers...
Found: Perfect, Eco-Friendly and Ethical Strappy Heels

Found: Perfect, Eco-Friendly and Ethical Strappy Heels

If there’s one thing that Spring ’14 outfits will require, it’s the strappy heel. It’s necessary to balance the volume of a loose, high-waisted trouser, and to finish a tea-length skirt. The Inspiration Let me see, looking through my closet … nope, don’t have a good strappy sandal. Probably because they scare me! My theory...
A Review of Three Eco-Friendly Monthly Subscription Boxes: VeganCuts, Hatchery, NatureBox

A Review of Three Eco-Friendly Monthly Subscription Boxes: VeganCuts, Hatchery, NatureBox

If you find the right kind of subscription box for you, it can be awesomely fun and useful! I was offered the chance to try three subscription services for free, all with some sort of sustainable theme: VeganCuts, NatureBox, and Hatchery. Here's what I thought:
Should You Hate the New Urban Outfitters in Williamsburg?

Should You Hate the New Urban Outfitters in Williamsburg?

For those who lament the loss of the “authentic” Williamsburg (the one that existed for a very special month sometime between 2000 and 2005, when everything was cool and scrappy and corporations were still to scared to touch it) the final nail in the coffin has got to be the new four-story Urban Outfitters on...
Green Things on My Mind: The Next Roberta's Restaurant, vs the Coachella Diet

Green Things on My Mind: The Next Roberta’s Restaurant, vs the Coachella Diet

“Blah blah blah, regulating air pollution is bad for business and would cost us jobs …” But air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012. 7 million people. Dead. I actually briefly considered tracking down this artist and asking him how much for one of his pieces, because his photographs of consumer waste, like swirling...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 4th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 4th, 2014

It's SPRING! Take advantage with a bevy of outdoor markets and events starting up this weekend.
Stop Instagramming Your Nightlife

Stop Instagramming Your Nightlife

96% of nightlife Instagram pictures fall into the following suck-fest/boring/unattractive categories:
Love Need Want: 10 Things I Discovered This Week and Think You Should Know About

Love Need Want: 10 Things I Discovered This Week and Think You Should Know About

Because so many beautiful, useful, and sustainable things cross my desk every week, I’ve decided to condense them all into a handy post of my favorites for you to peruse. Let me know what you think in the comments!  Love: Cultures for Health Sourdough Starter I received this little package of sourdough starter to try, and...