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!) All photos credit to Elizabeth Stillwell of The Note Passer.