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Ad Drought Closes Gourmet and Modern Bride Magazines

Gourmet Magazine, an American classic, found a slump in ad sales spelled the recipe for disaster. That’s why Conde Nast Publications is closing the oldest food magazine in the US along with Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, and the parent magazine Cookie, which I have to admit I’ve only glanced at […]

Seasonal Living: Awaken the Neglected Space

This month I’ve been sharing my tips for a seasonal makeover of your home. As you refresh your space for spring, don’t forget that the easiest room to perk up is the bathroom.  No matter how tiny yours may be, the simplest changes can have big impact. Often neglected, updating […]

Pillow Talk with Donna Halloran

After 15 years working in home furnishings, Donna Halloran left her corporate career behind. Taking valuable insight from her experiences, she created the ethically and environmentally sound plan for Fabricadabra, an up-and-coming line of decorative pillow covers and inserts. “I have worked hard to be able to balance the four […]

Ecosalon Recipes: How to Make the Perfect Hot Chocolate

Do you enjoy hot chocolate? Is the world round? (Apologies to Flat Earth theorists). A well-made hot chocolate is a powerful thing. It can heal a really horrible day at work. It can inflame the stoniest heart. If you’ve read Kim’s post a few times and you’re ready to stoke […]

Tea Garden

Why use an everyday tea bag when you can watch a redolent tea flower bloom instead? There is plenty to love about the art and ritual of tea, and nowhere is it more evident than in handcrafted organic tea blooms, beautifully presented in a sustainable wood box at VivaTerra. Just […]

The Small Chill

Not everyone has the space or budget for a large thermal wine cooler in their pad. Here’s a practical way to chill that organic vino and rescue the dying cork stopper industry at the same time. The Cork Bark Wine Chiller from Bitters Co. is from and features unglazed terracotta […]

Can Eating Organic Stop Nightmares?

Okay, so we all know eating organic is healthy, but will it stop nightmares? This just might take the freshly-baked carrot cake. But first, consider this. Life is scary. There are serial killers, lunatic dictators, and gossip web sites who think we enjoy crotch shots of drunken starlets. And we’re […]

Welcome Back! Embrace Change and Believe in You

Happy New Year! Welcome back and get ready for a rockin’ 2013! We are thrilled that Organic Authority, LLC (the same company that publishes OrganicAuthority.com) has officially acquired EcoSalon.com. We are gushing with all of the support and love we’ve received during this transition. We are excited to pick up […]

Fall Color? Still Seeing Purple!

The color purple ruled last fall and it’s still raining plums, eggplants and violets in the interior world. From chairs to carpets, pillows and bedding, the deep wine country shade is being harvested in cool pads everywhere. Here are some ripe picks from the groovy grape file: Fruitful Folds: Designer […]

Draped to Perfection

Time and again I face the question of what to wear over my more baring evening look to fend off the chill of breezy summer nights. A light sweater is always a good option, but personally, I try to avoid the preppy over-the-shoulder cardigan look. This Calista cardigan and tank […]

High Definition: Red Lips For All

ColumnRed is a commitment color for lips and a strong fashion accessory. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard, “I want to wear red, but I can never find the right color for me,” I’d have a vacation home on a tropical island somewhere.  Good news! Every […]

Living in the Eternal Nau

Jeans are the eternal American fashion emblem of sustainability. Above all, they’re durable. Over time, denim has become the paradoxical icon of leisure and work, adventure, simplicity and relaxed sophistication. The Nau design collective is taking a multi-layered approach to innovation in the denim world. With a company credo to […]

Eco-Style You'll Flip Over

While the eco-friendly fashion industry is slowly but surely growing, sometimes I just wish it were already mainstream. Who doesn’t want to go green, and fashionably so? Happily, there are more options, but whether you’re a confirmed fashionista or simply like to be casually stylish, it can be challenging to […]

Reclaiming Sustainable Style

Former Sunset Magazine Staff writer Bridget Bradley has written enough home improvement books to know where to go to greenify an environment from top to bottom. Tapping the best resources at her fingertips, she and her husband, Kirk, have opened Reclaim, a green home boutique store in the Bay Area suburb of Menlo […]

Fashion Spotlight: Act Natural!

Act Natural is the blog sponsored by the Loomstate denim company – a 100% organic, ethical and sustainable design group partnering with Barneys of New York. I love Loomstate. The spring collection is inspired by the classic American roots style emblematic of the youth subcultures of positive activism since the […]

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 […]

Kombucha Beer: Catch a Fermented Buzz!

Kombucha, a fermented tea drink with probiotic properties, has become very popular over the past few years. Regular kombucha only has trace amounts of alcohol, but what happens if you up the ante? One couple is finding out. Called Unity Vibration Triple Goddess, it’s a marriage of fresh-brewed kombucha, organic hops, and […]

Sublet with a View

Your precious possessions are in storage, you’re off to a new place, and you find the perfect short-term sublet in one of those thrilling everybody-wins moments. That’s the spirit of adventure, ease and freedom that New York designer-entrepreneurs Tara and Inessah bring to Sublet Clothing, their new eco-apparel company. The […]

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Breaking Gender Barriers: Ethical Menswear for Everyone

Androgynous, gender-fluid, gender-neutral, and gender bending are just a few of the ways the latest menswear fashion trends are being described. And whether it’s a way of life for you, or you’re simply experimenting with a new style, these designers have made it their mission to create something for everyone, […]

9 Vegan Handbags to Take Your Spring Look From Drab to Fab

Whether you live exclusively cruelty-free or don’t hold that as a priority, the beauty of these vegan handbags is in more than just the way they look – everyone, regardless of your lifestyle, can enjoy carrying one (or two or three) of these around town. With spring in full bloom […]

The Top 10 Spring Colors You Should Be Wearing Now

The top ten spring colors for 2016 are as hot as the temperatures are rising. We’ve got the lowdown on Pantone’s eight additional picks for the season and where to score the pieces that will have you looking stylish all season long. For some seriously good color inspiration, check out […]

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Breaking Gender Barriers: Ethical Menswear for Everyone

Androgynous, gender-fluid, gender-neutral, and gender bending are just a few of the ways the latest menswear fashion trends are being described. And whether it’s a way of life for you, or you’re simply experimenting with a new style, these designers have made it their mission to create something for everyone, […]