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Tanya Aguiniga’s Cool Wool Cuff

Wool in the summer? Are you out of your mind?! Not at all! Tanya Aguinigar’s Wool Lace line is created by continuously looping one strand of 100 percent wool yarn into a light accessory guaranteed to dress up any outfit year-round. The best part of this bracelet? It won’t clatter […]

30 Photos of Music Festivals Worldwide

Party time, excellent. It’s the season for music festivals, that special time of the year when thousands of revelers crowd into grassy outdoor venues each weekend for multi-day, multi-act celebrations of rhythm, art, and food. Whether you fancy hard rock, house music, or the horn-heavy beats of New Orleans jazz, there’s […]

Exfoliate from Head to Toe (Literally) with 4 Natural Scrubs

Your best summer accessory is smooth, healthy, glowing skin.  The best (and quickest) way to stellar skin is to remove that surface layer of dead skin cells that can build up over time, making it look dull, clogging pores, and accentuating wrinkles.  Here are four lovely options to have you […]

When the Mercury Rises: 3 Recipes with Cucumbers

When the weather is hot and sultry, what’s better than a cucumber? They’re refreshing, crunchy, cooling and in season now. (If only the weather were hot and sultry in the San Francisco Bay Area, but that’s another story.) There are so many different varieties available these days in farmers’ markets. […]

Springing Back into Food-Forward Farmers’ Markets

Did you spend your weekend basking in the official spring sun? I did. And so did a slew of others who took advantage of the amazing West Coast weather and filled a couple of downtown Portland, Ore. blocks for the much awaited opening of Portland Farmers Market 2010. I’m lucky […]

Foodie Underground: The Secret Diary of a Foodie, Part Three

ColumnOur ongoing look inside the intriguing world of a foodie. While madly searching for food trucks, a good greens blog and love – we get another look into the secret life of a foodie. (Part 1 and 2 in case you missed them.) Saturday September 1, 2012, 7:33 p.m. Dear Diary, […]

Fermented Frenzy: 15 Different Uses for Kombucha

Why just drink kombucha? Here are 15 other ways to put your fermented tea to use.  Hippie alert: I have been brewing kombucha for quite some time. I have passed along many a SCOBY (that’s a Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast to you kombucha newbies) to family members and […]

Going Coastal

It’s not necessarily somewhere you want to hang out in winter. But you couldn’t pick a more pleasant seaside town in summer than Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with its gorgeous Colonial and Federal style houses and colorful brick buildings lining the harbor. Half the fun of visiting is eating fresh seafood at […]

Green Fashion Collaborations Aplenty This Summer

Collaborations for environment and sustainability abound this summer. Despite contributing to a whole lot of fast fashion, the fashion collaboration phenomenon is far from losing any steam. Teaming designers with retailers like Missoni for Target and the hot off-the-press announcement of Versace for H&M, has even hardened ethical fashion editors […]

We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday

In the land where I was born it’s hot and sunny and the middle of the summer holidays. I wish I were there right now. Meanwhile, it’s definitely still winter in the northern hemisphere – with much of Europe and North America blanketed with snow and blasted by Arctic winds. […]

Vegan This: Gluten-Free Raspberry-Filled Butter Cookies

Fresh from the farm and the oven, these cookies make for a perfect picnic tea time. Mmm. It’s a sound that echoes across rows of raspberries, as red-stained pickers, like me, hover over plants plucking by the pint. A few days later, “mmm” resonates around my kitchen while whisking up […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Healthy After-School Snacks Kids Will Come Back For

A reader recently asked: Any ideas for organic, natural snacks my kids will actually eat? Apple slices and carrot sticks have worn out their welcome. I feel guilty microwaving processed snacks, but I’m out of healthier ideas. Any tips? From the time my kids were toddlers, I’ve been an advocate […]

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8 Uber-Patriotic Fourth of July Nail Art Ideas

Fourth of July nail art designs you can totally DIY. While you’re daydreaming about your Fourth of July weekend, why not give your country the best birthday present ever: A festive manicure! (No, but seriously.) No matter your outfit du jour, there’s basically no better way to show off your […]

Dirty 13: Most Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics

Natural. Organic. Green. We are familiar with these monikers. But when searching for safe cosmetics, how do you truly know what is safe and what is not? By learning to identify which cosmetic ingredients to avoid. Ignore what may be on the front of a product label and get to […]

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Now Jon Stewart Can Add Farm Animal Savior to His Resume

You guys… Jon Stewart just bought a farm in New Jersey. And he’s going to make it an animal sanctuary… Swoon. EcoRazzi reports that Stewart “recently purchased a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a sanctuary for farm animals rescued from cruelty.” According to EcoRazzi, this news […]

Matcha Green Tea: Putting Other Teas to Shame

Matcha green tea’s vibrant green powder tastes a lot like green tea, but it offers more potent and meaningful health benefits.  Matcha green tea is a fine powder green tea native to Japan. Matcha green tea tastes like green tea, only a bit more full-bodied. In one gram of matcha […]

4 Ways to Be Certain You’re Investing in Eco-Friendly Clothing

We love style. We love fashion. We also want to make sure our sartorial choices do little damage to the world as we can. Eco-friendly clothing manufacturers throw around terms like “conscientious” and “sustainable fashion”, but what does that really mean? There are plenty of fashion designers that describe themselves […]

Luscious Amalfi Coast Pasta Recipe with Lemon Sauce

This pasta recipe gets a burst of freshness from a bright lemon sauce, perfectly balanced with parmesan cheese and cream. In Italy, the lemons are the size of watermelons. While that may be a slight exaggeration, some varieties that grown on the west coast of Italy are almost 5 times the […]