Smart Shopping Is Always Green

There are some of us who have cut waaaaay back, but just can't quit cold turkey. And I don't mean smoking, although I did quit recently. (Yay for me!) The can't quit I'm referring to here is shopping. I can admit my faults and this is certainly one of them. I love to shop for … Continue reading Smart Shopping Is Always Green

The Tote That Takes Your Laptop Traveling

With all things digital nowadays, it's not surprising that my friend's 12-year-old didn't know you could still shoot 35 mm slides. Some of us remember when you couldn't shoot anything but... ...but let's move on. I have fond family memories of my dad's slide shows. He's a photo fanatic who never went anywhere without a … Continue reading The Tote That Takes Your Laptop Traveling

One Leaf, One Tree, One Mission

There's more to this arm candy than meets the"¦arm. It's shiny and pretty and even glamorous, but what the naked eye might miss if it isn't paying close attention is that this leaf is real. The Real Leaf Cuff Bracelet from Nugaard Designs is made with a leaf from Brazil that's hand-dipped in 18K gold … Continue reading One Leaf, One Tree, One Mission

Eco Fashion Favorites of 2008

It's true what they say: time flies while you're having fun. 2008 at EcoSalon was chock full of fun, from the top of our eco fashionista heads down to the bottom of our little greenie toes. This was a spectacular year for the art and business of green garb. Environmentally conscious fashion designers from all … Continue reading Eco Fashion Favorites of 2008

The Perfect Fall to Winter to Spring Cover Up

It's early Sunday morning in late November and I don't want to leave the cuddly warmth of my down duvet. If I had special powers I would wiggle my nose and a handsome prince would appear with a cup of hot coffee and the New YorkTimes. But since my nose doesn't wiggle that way, I … Continue reading The Perfect Fall to Winter to Spring Cover Up

The Best Made Better

Luxurious, soft, refined, sophisticated. What could be better than cashmere? At one time my answer would have been an emphatic "absolutely nothing!" That was before I knew about Deborah Lindquist, one of LA's most adored and eco-conscious designers. Her passion for the environment combined with a cutting-edge fashion sense has made her a forerunner on … Continue reading The Best Made Better