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Foodspotting Friday: The Glorious Macaron

Need dessert inspiration? Feed your sweet tooth craving with macarons. If you hadn’t noticed, macarons are the dessert du jour, and with good reason. They’re colorful, petite, French, and unlike cupcakes, classy. Yeah, I said it. If it’s apricot and blackberry, mocha or caramel fleur de sel, the hundreds – […]

The City Girl’s Guide to Urban Hiking

Soot, screeching sirens and forbidding skyscrapers; is this your definition of the big city? Think again. The urban landscape might seem like the epicenter of everything that’s wrong with the world, but in fact cities are where some of the most interesting components of the green movement are currently taking […]

Would You Be Caught Dead Toting These 9 Eco Bags?

Sustainable design is often smart and sleek, but in an attempt to push the eco-friendly fashion envelope, it can go too far. Way too far. We’ve picked out some of the most entertaining and wacky in eco bags for your viewing pleasure. And who knows? Maybe you’re the kind of […]

Lustables: Benchic Chocolate

Handmade, organic chocolates straight from California. Do you look for justifications for your obsessions? I do. In fact, I was so ecstatic to learn recently that drinking coffee might actually help us stave off depression, so I filled up another French press. Chocolate is no different. Get the dark, raw […]

Foodie Underground: Celebrate Food Day, Every Day

ColumnToday is Food Day so get your forks and knives out and start partying. Despite the fact that I often roll my eyes at days, weeks and months that are dedicated to celebrating or building awareness for specific things – did you know it was recently National Chocolate Cupcake Day? […]

Music Monday: B(l)ack(out) to School

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. It’s Monday, which means you’re probably drinking a lot of coffee, and if you’re like me and are a French press and a half in – don’t worry, caffeine intake means you’re actually less less likely to be depressed – you need a music […]

Foodie Underground: Eat Drink Local Week in NYC

ColumnCelebrate all things local with NYC’s Eat Drink Local Week. Who says you need a bucolic setting to eat locally? Urban metropolises are showing that they too can provide sustenance for their inhabitants in new and creative ways, and this week New York City takes the crown. Eat Drink Local […]

Foodie Underground: Is Foraging Destroying Our Forests?

Is the food industry’s foraging addiction fueling the destruction of forests and wetlands? That’s what the United Kingdom’s National Trust and Forestry Commission thinks. With the support of local-centric chefs like Jamie Oliver, mushroom foraging has gone from simple pastime to foodie obsession, with many restaurants incorporating wild fungi into their menus. […]

EcoSalon’s New Foodspotting Channel

EcoSalon launches new Foodspotting guide to help you navigate your way through the foodie world. Are you a foodie like the rest of us here at EcoSalon? Then we’re sure you’ll love Foodspotting. Forget regular old online restaurant reviews, Foodspotting is all about highlighting your favorite foodie picks in a […]

Foodie Underground: The Other Food Porn

We’ve already discussed the obsession of pairing your wines and appetizers with your DSLR. In sifting through old photos recently, I was shocked to realize that my photographic theme is about 80/20, food vs. other. When something looks good and tastes good it’s hard to not want to document it. […]

Nature is Balance

Travel journal: No matter where we live, we need nature. Where are we without nature? This question has struck me over the last week, spending time in the Canadian Rockies, far from city life and away from the usual distractions that keep life busy. It’s cold. There are mountains all […]

Foodspotting Friday: The Brunch Special

Brunch photos to inspire weekend cooking. Heading into the weekend we all look forward to one thing: brunch. We love spending lackadaisical Saturday and Sunday mornings with friends, a French press and a full spread of delicious food in front of us. Whether it’s cooking up a breakfast storm at home (bacon cups anyone?) […]

Foodspotting Friday: Brooklyn for Locavores

ColumnFoodspotting’s top pick for a locavore in Brooklyn. We launched our Locavore Guide to Brooklyn on Foodspotting this week. It’s full of all the local foodie hits in one of our favorite boroughs. Not following us on Foodspotting? You’re missing out on plenty of goodness.

Foodie Underground: Corporate Food Cart Nation

ColumnAs the food truck trend grows, corporate chains like Jack in the Box are paying attention. It was only a matter of time. There was no way we could keep guerrilla marketing techniques and word of mouth culinary tips to ourselves. No, after several years of brief stints in the […]

Foodspotting Friday: Sugar Can Kill You

National Candy Day is a good reminder that there is such a thing as too much sugar. Turns out that today is National Candy Day. No joke. So in honor of this truly special occasion – well, special until Sunday rolls around and it’s National Nachos Day – we’re featuring anything […]

Trendy Travel With Airstreams

Since their introduction in the 1930s, Airstreams have become an iconic emblem of travel. Sleek, hip and, most importantly, functional, Airstreams are the name of the game for those looking to travel in style. But they’ve also allowed people to adventure in smarter, slower and more conscious ways, all integral […]

Foodspotting Friday: Did Someone Say Pumpkin?

15 aesthetically pleasing foods you can make with pumpkin. In honor of Halloween, which we assume many of you will be celebrating in various ways over the next few days, this week’s Foodspotting Friday is dedicated to the most iconic of fall foods: the pumpkin. Put it in a cupcake, […]

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Foodie Underground: Give It Up, Butternut

ColumnSuddenly, sweet potato fries don’t seem so bad. Heard of butternut squash? Of course you have. I don’t know how one couldn’t, what with it being whipped into some not-your-average-squash creation in every organic, hipster and farm-to-table restaurant these days. Fitzgerald, were he around today, would have surely noted this […]

Foodspotting Friday: Chocolate Lovers Edition

10 photos to quell your chocolate cravings.  When I discovered that breathable chocolate actually exists, I debated on tracking down a French friend so they could send some over. A whiff of chocolate that you can keep in your purse? That’s like having an instant pick me up right next to […]

Music Monday: Wow, I Feel Even More Epic

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. Full (maybe a little embarassing) disclosure: I have a tendency to continuously hit replay on a song. And by continuously, I mean obsessively. This happened last week when I came across the Wow, I Feel Even More Epic playlist, and got stuck on this track. […]

Foodspotting Friday: Crazy for Citrus

10 photos to inspire your citrus consumption this winter.  Come the holiday season, I always have a box of satsumas. Yes, satsumas. Not mandarins or tangerines; satsumas. Because they’re easy to peel, seedless and perfect for holiday laziness. Plus the box they come in is perfect for eco-friendly wrapping of […]

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