Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

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Weekend Reading: We Don't Want to End Up Like Louisiana

Weekend Reading: We Don’t Want to End Up Like Louisiana

Hey readers! You can now get my sustainable city recommendations while you wait for your plane to board. I’m in the new Raleigh & Drake app, which is live in 9,000 iPads across eight major airport terminals. It asks creatives for their personal recommendations for various destinations. Getting the scoop from cool people on what...
  • Studio Tour: Savor Spa Celebrates Mindful Beauty

    Studio Tour: Savor Spa Celebrates Mindful Beauty

    The minute you step into Savor Spa, an eco-conscious spa and boutique in West Village, it’s easy to forget you’re in NYC. Though Manhattan has no shortage of flashier luxury spas, Savor Spa sets itself apart with its relaxed, welcoming vibe, organic hand-crafted products, and wonderfully attentive service. Savor Spa and Om Aroma & Co., the...
    Review: New Slow City by William Powers Can Help Bring Peace to Your City Life

    Review: New Slow City by William Powers Can Help Bring Peace to Your City Life

    Some people have charged the year-long-experiment trope in non-fiction with being unrealistic and annoying, a bit gimmicky too.  But I love it. These books – Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle, and David Bruno’s The 100 Things Challenge, to name a few – are so compelling because they answer the question of, What if...
    Handbag Label Dagne Dover Is Moving Production to Asia. They Can Explain, Really

    Handbag Label Dagne Dover Is Moving Production to Asia. They Can Explain, Really

    Do countries manufacture in Asia because of greed? There's another reason. A reason that you'll only hear from fashion insiders, as they impart it with a immensely jaded shrug of their shoulders ...
    Getting a Weleda Manicure and Pedicure At Sweet Lily Nail Spa

    Getting a Weleda Manicure and Pedicure At Sweet Lily Nail Spa

    When Weleda asked if I wanted to get a mani/pedi at the clean nail salon Sweet Lily in TriBeCa, I was like, “Chyeah. Sign me up.” Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa (which I’ve covered before) is a cute, girly nail salon with overstuffed chairs, a lounge area for drying that doesn’t involve UV lights, Zoya...
    How to Design Your Dream Eco-Friendly Apartment: Sustainable Architect Campion Platt's Tips

    How to Design Your Dream Eco-Friendly Apartment: Sustainable Architect Campion Platt’s Tips

    Let’s say you’re one of the lucky and striving NYC residents who’s ready to invest in a piece of real estate. A loft in Greenpoint. A three bedroom on the Upper West Side. A pied-a-terre in TriBeCa. If you’re at all interested in getting your home updated in a way that is both stylish and...
    The One Easy Trick to Shrink Your Carbon and Save You Money (and I'm Not Even Joking)

    The One Easy Trick to Shrink Your Carbon and Save You Money (and I’m Not Even Joking)

    You know how every time you go to the farmer’s market, or any sustainable street event in NYC, the wind power guys are there? All cheerfully hailing you as you pass, like, “Hey, it’s so easy to switch to wind power!” And because you’re a New Yorker, you look down at the pavement and imperceptibly...
    Way Better Than a Brita: Kishu Charcoal Water Filter

    Way Better Than a Brita: Kishu Charcoal Water Filter

    Kishu is a branch of activated charcoal kiln-fired from branches of sustainably harvested oak trees. It absorbs toxins in tap water, like lead, mercury, cadmium, copper and chlorine, and imparts calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphates.