People who don't know about ABC Home are always surprised to hear about the variety of sustainable and high-end items sold there. There is furniture and decor, yes. But there's also a whole section upstairs devoted to non-toxic beauty and ethereal, sustainable fashion. ABC also often holds events around spirituality, Buddhism, beauty, the environment and more. (Sign up for the newsletter so you hear about them in advance!) One of--if not the--most notable event is their annual Beauty Wellness Wisdom extravaganza. Along with speakers famous in the wellness community, there is a slew of non-toxic and organic brands eager to give you makeovers, facials, hand massages, manicures, nibbles and tastes so you can sample their product. All the brands are selected by ABC to be sort of perfectly sustainable, delicious and pretty, not cheesy or granola. Then you can use the price of the ticket toward your purchase of one of the products. It's pretty much the best-value and most inspiring event of its kind I've been too. (A big thank you to Elizabeth Stillwell of The Note Passer for sharing these photos with me!)
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I spy a Svilu skirt nestled in a rack of clothing.

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Juliette of spades + siLK got a hair makeover from Intelligent Nutrients.

Juliette of spades + siLK got a hair makeover from Intelligent Nutrients.

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Aloha juices and supplements.

Aloha juices and supplements.

Manicures with Priti nail polish.

Manicures with Priti nail polish.

Soma water filter.

Soma water filter.

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RMS beauty colors.

RMS beauty colors.

RMS beauty did mini makeovers. She smooths bronzer on my cheeks.

RMS beauty did mini makeovers. She smooths bronzer on my cheeks.

RMS beauty did mini makeovers. Here I am trying the living luminizer.

RMS beauty did mini makeovers. Here I am trying the living luminizer.

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Tata Harper perfumes.

Tata Harper perfumes.

Tata Harper samples.
Smelling an essential oil from H. Gillerman Organics

Smelling an essential oil from H. Gillerman Organics

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Delicious little sample of juice with healthy oil.

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Dr. Woodson Merrell, Executive Director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York, chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Woodson Merrell, Executive Director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York, chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Seamus Mullen of Tertulia speaking about his journey from arthritis to health through food.

Seamus Mullen of Tertulia speaking about his journey from arthritis to health through food.

Lov Organic tea

Lov Organic tea

Organic Avenue juices in small beakers.

Organic Avenue juices in small beakers.

A small embroidered pouch in the clothing section of ABC.

A small embroidered pouch in the clothing section of ABC.

All photos credit to Elizabeth Stillwell of The Note Passer