Sunday, 06 June 2010 21:21

Say (Rock-a) Bye to Chemicals

Attention Mommies in Los Angeles: scoop up your babies, grab your stroller, and head to Sherman Oaks - there's a new sustainable store in town just for you! Whether you've just discovered that you're pregnant (congrats!) or you're raising a toddler, I highly recommend you check out GreenCradle.

Published in Children & Pregnancy

Last night the talented Spork sisters, Jenny & Heather Goldberg, had a wonderful party to celebrate the opening of their new West Hollywood venue. The event was hosted by Rory Freedman, co-author of the best-selling book Skinny Bitch.

Published in Vegan 101

A few days ago I made a video about a great trip to the farmers market, and today I made a similar one about my visit to the Santa Monica Co-Opportunity. I felt incredibly empowered after buying spices, grains, and seeds in bulk and fresh organic produce - I barely used any packaging and I saved a ton of money. I invested in some glass jars, which were only $1.69 each, and then filled them up with the amount of organic spices I needed - in total this cost about $2. And of course, none of the items I bought contained gluten, soy, oil, or refined-sugar (with the exception of some flax crackers that had a tad of soy in them).



Here's what I bought:

  • Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa Pasta
  • Mary's Gone Crackers
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Sweet potato
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Almonds
  • Quinoa
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Dates
  • Mustard seed
  • Chia seeds
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Flax seeds
Published in Health Food
Tuesday, 25 May 2010 12:17

Hot, Rich & Green: book launch

Last night I attended yet another amazing green event: the launch of Hot, Rich & Green by Rebecca Harrell Tickell. As you may know, I assisted with the production of the book and it inspired me to turn my full attention to running this blog. Though the book has been out for a little while, this was the official media launch. In attendance were many of the women who shared their stories and advice on how to run green businesses.

Published in Book Reviews

 
Today I went to an event at the T Salon in West Hollywood. I have been to the cafe/store before and really enjoyed it - almost all of their desserts are vegan, the building is very eco-friendly, and their tea is fabulous (video review coming soon). I wasn't sure what the event was going to be like, but I was excited because there was going to be a demo on how to make organic skin care products. I was also intrigued after hearing rave reviews of the book Gorgeously Green, so I looked forward to learning about Do It Gorgeously. The event turned out to be fantastic!
 
Published in Body Care

Rachel Sarnoff of EcoStiletto really knows how to throw a great party, and Anna Getty knows how to make beautiful green books, so their event last night at Rolling Greens was really wonderful. In fact, I can honestly say this was one of the best events I've been to in L.A., mainly because of all of the great people who were there. I admit I was so distracted by my conversations that I only caught a glimpse of Anna's new book, Easy Green Organic, but I'll be sure to review it eventually.

In addition to Rachel & Anna, I enjoyed the company of:

There was also some yummy vegan food, including a delicious strawberry salad, sesame noodles with tofu, Nicobella chocolates, O.N.E. coconut water cocktails with 360 organic vodka, and wine from Frey Vineyards. Rolling Greens nursery is really pretty, and it's definitely worth a trip to check it out.

Published in Book Reviews
 
My friend Sanae Suzuki (married to chef Eric of Seed) had a signing for her new book "Love, Sanae" and spoke tonight at Mystic Journey Bookstore in Venice. It was fantastic: intimate and informative. 
Published in Book Reviews: Food
Friday, 26 February 2010 11:05

Dry Bar - An Almost Green Blow Dry Salon

 
Last night I went to the grand opening party for Dry Bar - an almost green blow dry salon in Brentwood. I say "almost green" because it has some eco aspects, but that's not really the mission. However, the party was co-hosted by my eco buddy Tracy Hepler of Your Daily Thread, so I had to go to support her. Ran into my friends Siel (Green LA Girl) and Erin (Chill Out LA), and made a new friend named Stacey (owner of Green Line Beauty). Natural beauty Josie Maran was there too. I was also happy to see Large Marge Sustainables - love her food!
 
So what is eco about Dry Bar?
I'll see if I can find out any more details about how they're eco-friendly. It seems like a cool place - I may try it out since I have a free coupon. It is very trendy and "Brentwood" - lots of fashionable, beautiful women. I liked the space a lot, it's in a good part of town (near Coral Tree Cafe), but I hesitate to go back since their products don't seem to be vegan.
 
And what exactly is a "dry bar"? The salon only does blow outs and stylings, no cuts or colors
 
From Dry Bar 
310-442-6084
11677 San Vicente Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049


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Published in Hair and Nails
Friday, 19 February 2010 17:35

Green tips from Crossroads Trading Co.


These days I buy most of my clothes from consignment shops. This is eco-friendly (reusing clothes others don't want) and inexpensive. One of my favorite places in L.A. is Crossroads Trading Co. They have multiple locations, but I usually go to the one in Santa Monica. Last weekend I found a really cute t-shirt (which you'll eventually see in one of my videos), and I've often found great dresses there too. You can also recycle clothes you don't like there, and either get cash back or credit towards a purchase at the shop - they're picky, so make sure the clothes are in-style, clean, and in good shape.

Published in Fashion/Clothing
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