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Weekend Reading: What I'm Packing for the Women's March on Washington

Weekend Reading: What I’m Packing for the Women’s March on Washington

Hey readers, I'm leaving in an hour to go down to D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. Above is what I'm packing: my most comfortable walking boots by Fortress of Inca, Kind granola bars, a portable phone charger, a Dopper water bottle with a removable cup I can use for hot tea or cocoa,...
  • 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...
    The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

    The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Skip the "Aztec print" fast fashion. Tulum's fashion ethos is one of artisan design: cotton textiles in natural colors, woven rattan, and vegetable-tanned leather.
    Your Dude Will Love Saint Atma's Hand-Dyed Sheets

    Your Dude Will Love Saint Atma’s Hand-Dyed Sheets

    It's not usual that your man gets so excited about sheets  – more normally about what goes on in them rather than how well they go with the curtains. But when my fiancé got home and went into the bedroom to find Saint Atma's hand-dyed sheets waiting there, he let out a yelp of delight.* Jess Bergeron, the...
    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...
    Greenwash Alert: Tulum, Mexico Has a Sewage Problem and You're Swimming In It

    Greenwash Alert: Tulum, Mexico Has a Sewage Problem and You’re Swimming In It

    This was just going to another fun and light eco-friendly destination guide, this time to Tulum, Mexico. And I was excited to write it! On its surface, Tulum is tailor-made for the conscious traveler. There are an abundance of vegan and farm-to-table restaurants serving traditional Mexican food. You can't throw your sandal without hitting a...
    Why Ethical Fashion Loves "Direct to Consumer" (and You Should Too)

    Why Ethical Fashion Loves “Direct to Consumer” (and You Should Too)

    The moment I understood – really grasped in its entirety – what "direct-to-consumer" means, my mind got blown. It's  not a hard concept to wrap your head around. But I don't think many consumers get the full import of it. Because if they did, well, everyone might shop differently. To explain, let's start by describing...
    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...