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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...
  • The Best Sustainable, Organic, and Farm-to-Table Wedding Caterers in NYC

    The Best Sustainable, Organic, and Farm-to-Table Wedding Caterers in NYC

    I promised you as I went through the process of planning a sustainable wedding, I would share what I learned with you. Well, the next thing after choosing a venue, for us, was locking down the caterer! I did some heavy research, as I do, and came up with a long and then short list...
    Not All "Organic" Is Made Equal: What the Labels Actually Mean

    Not All “Organic” Is Made Equal: What the Labels Actually Mean

    A label that reads “organic” only says so much. And when the label requirements are laced with exceptions, we’re looking at some serious gray areas.
    No Compromise Month Day 4 and 5: The Travel Fail

    No Compromise Month Day 4 and 5: The Travel Fail

    When we last spoke, I was contemplating the impending peril of our second family Christmas. Here’s what I tussled with these past two days: 1. Food. Always food. While I wrote and published that post, my boyfriend was being a complete doll and cooking a feast so that I could focus on working: roasted carrots, roasted whole...
    New Year's Resolution: This Month I Won't Compromise on My Values

    New Year’s Resolution: This Month I Won’t Compromise on My Values

    Lately I’ve been thinking (and writing) a lot about values. I’m convinced that the key to living life successfully–well, one of the keys–is to be clear about your values, beliefs, and morals, and then follow through. When we think of being true to your values, we think of it in grand decisions: the soldier in wartime...
    The Sustainable Guide to Bali, Indonesia: What to Do, See, Eat on a Week Trip

    The Sustainable Guide to Bali, Indonesia: What to Do, See, Eat on a Week Trip

    Everything is gracious about Bali. The traditional dress of silks and gold embroidery. The ritual offerings of flowers in tiny woven palm trays set out every morning. The stone walls turned green by moss. The blanket of silence in the jungle punctuated by the call of birds and the soft chirring of cicadas. The family compounds, just...
    News You Need to Know: Park Slope Food Co-Op Has a Shoplifting Problem

    News You Need to Know: Park Slope Food Co-Op Has a Shoplifting Problem

    Amour Vert has launched a sparkly, festive, holiday capsule collection. Read this lovely little profile of NYC sustainable fashion writer Juliette Donatelli on the new website Distillerist, and find out her beauty and fashion secrets! The allure of Black Friday seems to be on the wane as stores struggle to post numbers this year. It’s a...
    Green Restaurant Review: Pure Food and Wine

    Green Restaurant Review: Pure Food and Wine

    A luxurious, celebrity-packed restaurant in the Gramercy/Union Square neighborhood, Pure Food and Wine could only thrive in a place like New York or L.A.