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The 15 Coolest Sustainable Wedding Venues for Brooklyn Couples

The 15 Coolest Sustainable Wedding Venues for Brooklyn Couples

I’m planning my sustainable wedding, and sharing all my meticulously researched findings with you! This is the first step in planning your eco-friendly NYC wedding: finding the venue.  When it comes to your sustainable wedding, a venue is both paramount, and not that important. It’s paramount because it sets the tone and vibe for your...
  • EcoCult Tackles the Wedding Industry. Send Me Your Ideas!

    EcoCult Tackles the Wedding Industry. Send Me Your Ideas!

    This blog is about sustainable living, but really, it’s about my sustainable life. And now that I’m engaged, I’m going to be digging into the sh*%show that is the wedding industry to uncover the best sustainable … well, everything! And I want to share all my findings with you in my signature, no-B.S., it-had-better-be-beautiful style. Coming up,...
    How to Propose to Your Eco-Friendly (and Hyper-Organized) Girlfriend

    How to Propose to Your Eco-Friendly (and Hyper-Organized) Girlfriend

    1. Create Plenty of Decoys, so She Doesn’t Suspect Not all was well in the land of Illich and Alden. For the past, oh, four months, I had become increasingly annoyed with Illich’s inability to plan anything, or even just manage his time. I felt like I was the one making everything happen. For example:...
    Get All the Adorables from Susty Party's Sustainable Partyware

    Get All the Adorables from Susty Party’s Sustainable Partyware

    Susty Party‘s headquarters are just as adorable as you would imagine. This spunky little maker of sustainably-made partyware works out of a lofted space in Greenpoint, with a view out of the window to Manhattan across the East River. There are bright knick-knacks crowded onto the work desks, the remains of a winter-themed photo booth...
    Flower Porn: Sustainable Floral Workshops With La Vie Rosie, Molly Oliver Flowers, Taproot Flowers, and The Garden Apartment

    Flower Porn: Sustainable Floral Workshops With La Vie Rosie, Molly Oliver Flowers, Taproot Flowers, and The Garden Apartment

    To kick of the spring season, the Ethical Writers Coalition put together a trio of sustainable floral workshops. Held in the bright DUMBO studio of vintage jewelry retailer Mode Marteau on a Sunday, attendees had hands-on tutorials on arranging flowers, making flower crowns, and product design using salvaged sails to make wall planters. The event...
    How to Find Local and Organic Flowers in Your Area

    How to Find Local and Organic Flowers in Your Area

    Outside it was cold and rainy, the kind of night that makes you want to snuggle in bed. But I was upstairs at 61 Local, a farm-t0-table restaurant in Cobble Hill, hanging out with florists. There were six of us in this intimate gathering, nibbling on light bites and drinking beer and wine in the...
    The Need to Know List: A $10,000 Flower Arrangement for $300

    The Need to Know List: A $10,000 Flower Arrangement for $300

    If I had an editorial team of five, we might be able to cover all the cools things happening. Alas, just me. So please peruse these must-read links on NYC stores, fantastic food and beauty tips, fashion news, and more. NYC I attended the launch of a new site called Beauty and Wellness by the...
    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 that.  I first saw the...