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No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Go Green

We interrupt your normal EcoSalon programming for an urgent public service message, Dire, really. Is the world’s favourite super-spy greening up his act? Coming soon to a big screen near you is Quantum of Solace, the second outing for Daniel Craig’s reimagined James Bond. (Sadly, ladies, he won’t be wearing […]

Laughter Yoga

I was at a wellness festival last weekend and noticed a group of perfectly reasonable adults laughing their heads off. I mean, they were obnoxiously loud. Then I noticed the Indian man in the saffron robe leading them in their ridiculous guffaws. It was laughter yoga. Soon laughter and smiles […]

Week in Chic: Scoops, Sequins, and Victoria's Secret

          As usual, there’s a lot of chatter in the fashion world, and this week, we’ve got a lot going on. From the Hayden-Harnett Collection for Target to a glamorous vacation at the site of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, our fellow bloggers tell all. Read about clever storage ideas […]

Revising Our First Lady Attitudes

If in the next four years we are all going to be investing in doing what works to heal our social and environmental ills, the very idea of examining the dress code of our new first lady might need a wee revision. Don’t get me wrong, I longed for the […]

Pure Green Plaid

There’s nothing more fetching than a ruggedly handsome man in a little tartan kilt. The original 007, Sean Connery, is a grand example. Great Scot! May I fasten that giant safety pin for you, Mr. Bond? I’m personally mad about plaid, probably because I wore so many wool jumpers as […]

An Eco Eye on Fall Florals

Floral patterns have come a long way since the days of Laura Ashley. They’ve been flooding the runways for both spring and fall for years now, so instead of turning my nose up, I decided to embrace the trend and find some beautiful eco options. Here are my top picks […]

The Best Green Tips and News: 220+ Lifestyle Links to Start Your New Year

A year in Lifestyle – from dire rumblings over biofuel to the unprecedented eco-promises of President Elect Obama, from ravaged coral to eco sunscreen, personal sustainability to green careers. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months…and here’s why. January: we first look at the menaces of urban tumbleweed, plastic hotel toiletries, […]

Punk Glamour Is Green at ROMP Collections

UK-based clothing line ROMP has unleashed its bohemian-exotic flavor into the world of green fashion. Stylistically a hybrid of rock, glam and neo-art-nouveau, ROMP is pioneering a "punk-sophisticate" genre with its sexy, edgy high-fashion inventory. ROMP adds a feature to their website that will likely become an inspiration for other […]

The Sustainable Shirtdress: On Trend

The classic white shirt gets a chic and sustainable spin this season as the shirtdress. Tailored shirts have transformed and paved their way through decades of nuances in fashions and trends, only to emerge as one of the most iconic garments of the past century. This season the classic and […]

Sunny Days Ahead: Spring's Easiest Dress

Dresses reigned supreme on the runways for spring 2008, and with good reason. I love having one garment that I can slip on and be able to easily navigate a variety of looks with a simple change of shoes, jewelry or bag. Along with gentle pastels and soft grays, citrus […]

Foodie Underground: From Trendy to Tradition

ColumnWhy we have to stop thinking of the “foodie” movement as a trend. Luxury continues to inspire the culinary world, and its eager diners. From $3,000 dinner reservations to a select list of the world’s 50 best restaurants, the top tier of the food chain is elevating the art of […]

Swapping Is the New Shopping

I just don’t like shopping. I get stressed out in stores, unable to find what I really want; bored to tears in the dressing room; and annoyed by the prices. I’ll usually end up buying something I regret, thereby confirming to myself that I just don’t like to shop. The […]

Nonsmoking Beaches in the Future?

Have you ever had your day at the beach ruined by cigarette smoke? You’re there to breathe in the fresh salt air and you just can’t stop smelling that harsh cigarette smoke wafting in from one of your beach bunny neighbors. The town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, agrees. (I’m on a […]

Tartan Is "On Trend" – We're Seeing a Pattern

We’re all warm and cozy at the news that Tartan is "back". Plaid patterns are a trend that always comes back around; fortunately this time it’s free of grungy jeans and Doc Martens. Keep it modern with pieces like this Stewart + Brown button dress. A perennial favorite, S+B always […]

A Lick of Eco Lacquer Does the Trick

Lacquer. So modern, so sleek, so juicy with those pops of fresh color. And not the garish black lacquer furniture of the 80s, but the chic sheen of eco-friendly lacquered finds. Yes, eco-friendly! We’ve all been tempted to trade in mixed greens for fish ‘n chips. The Bamboo Salad Suite […]

Eco-Trendy Tees at Sublet

I’m not one to clutter my closet with the latest trends – my fashion focus is more about quality than quantity. But when I see a sexy tee the likes of which has graced the cover of one or two fashion mags, I don’t shy away. Mostly because I wear […]

An Eco Eye on Fall Fashion Trends

Shame on me, readers. I’m a tad late in getting you fall fashion trends, eco-style, to keep you looking fabulous in the changing season. I’m going to blame it on the perplexing microclimate of San Francisco that brings our summer several months late. Here’s what’s coming up for fall. In […]

Stripe Two

In my personal fashion guidebook, a sleek pair of striped pants is as essential as a perfectly fitted, hip-hugging pair of jeans. Years ago, I found my ideal striped pants and I simply wore them to death. Finally realizing that I couldn’t possibly repair another seam or obliterate another stain, […]

Prancing Around in Print Pants

The graphic trend may have seemed destined just for summer dresses and tie-dyed tops, but summertime infuses a vibrant spirit into all of us and so the trend spreads – to print pants! Zig-zags, animal prints, and techno ethnic prints are staking their claim in the summer trend scene. Good […]

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On Trend: Tropico

Put a summery twist on any wintry outfit with this week’s tropical-themed picks. This week’s theme may have something to do with me being on vacation in the Canary Islands. But, no matter where in the world you’re in and how cold the outside temperature happens to be, these tropical-themed […]

Taxidermy: Sustainable Chic or Complete Eek?

Is taxidermy too macabre for home decor? Taxidermy, a Greek word meaning skin arranging, is something one might associate with cat obsessives or hunter-types that rely on hoofs and antlers to mount their egos. The collection of artistic taxidermy meanwhile, which was traditionally a rather Victorian pursuit, has given the […]

Foodie Underground: From Trendy to Tradition

ColumnWhy we have to stop thinking of the “foodie” movement as a trend. Luxury continues to inspire the culinary world, and its eager diners. From $3,000 dinner reservations to a select list of the world’s 50 best restaurants, the top tier of the food chain is elevating the art of […]

The Rise of Geoengineering: Smart? Safe? Too Easy?

Though the it’s-too-late set seems to be growing, most scientists agree that when it comes to human-induced climate change, there are solutions. Most of these solutions are ambitious. Some, in fact, might be too ambitious – and perhaps too dangerous on a number of fronts. Geoengineering is exactly what it […]

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