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Review: Local and Organic Beauty by Captain Blankenship

Review: Local and Organic Beauty by Captain Blankenship

If I had to choose one place to get all my food from for the rest of my life, I would choose the Hudson Valley. Located north of New York City, this fertile area provides conscious foodies with a rich diversity of produce, cheese, dairy and alcohol. Not to mention romantic weekend getaways. Oh, and...
  • Have I Told You How Much I Love Nordstrom?

    Have I Told You How Much I Love Nordstrom?

    When I heard that Nordstrom was dropping Ivanka Trump's cheaply made fashion line because of poor performance, I was gratified. Then, Trump tweeted out an insult at the department store, likely in the middle of an intelligence briefing, because priorities! Nordstrom's stock rose, of course. Because fuck that cheeto-dusted middle school bully. (Also, if you're...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, February 9th Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, February 9th Edition

    Locally Grown Valentine's Day Bouquet Reserve by Friday, February 10 @ Erica Weiner Jewelry in Boerum Hill This V-Day/Me-Day, Molly Oliver has teamed up for a second time with friend and Brooklyn-based jeweler Erica Weiner, to help you give the gift of local flowers! Locally-grown flowers DO grow in February, yes! They are carefully cultivated...
    How to Pick Out a Sustainable Valentine's Day Gift for an Eco Girl

    How to Pick Out a Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gift for an Eco Girl

    Hey ladies, partner need a huge hint? I wrote this post with your honey in mind. So send it on over. I'm sure they'll appreciate the direction! If your girl cares about the environment, right now she could use some love. She's probably tearing her hair out every single day about what is going on...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 27th Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 27th Edition

    Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop Sunday, January 29 | 11 am to 1 pm @ Brooklyn Grange Clinton Ave & Flushing Ave, Brooklyn Macrame, believed to originate from 13th century,  is a technique crafted by sailors while traversing across the oceans for long lengths of time and therefore share the same knot terms.  In this workshop, students will learn to the basic...
    How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

    How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

    Contradictory as it may seem, Winter is an ideal time to envision the garden as a metaphor for our modern lifestyle– especially after a year as politically and socially tumultuous as 2016. The garden is dormant in the winter, but as it sleeps it is gaining energy for the spring. I believe the same concept...
    Weekend Reading: Now I've Made My Skin Sad

    Weekend Reading: Now I’ve Made My Skin Sad

    I'm going to the Women's March on Washington on the 21st. Are you? Are you marching in your own city? Let me know in the comments! Me Elsewhere on the Internet I contributed a sustainable resolution to this excellent roundup full of incredible sustainable figures. #honored | mindbodygreen Fashion The dirty secret about your clothes. | Washington...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Shrankhla Holececk: The Rituals of Ayurvedic Beauty Wednesday, January 11 | 7 to 9 pm @ CAP Beauty - 238 West 10th Street, Manhattan The founder of Uma Oils will lead you through the traditional beauty rituals of Ayurveda. Shrankhla hails from Los Angeles, but was raised in India, where she learned these practices from...