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Fair Trade Margarita Glasses Made Of Recycled Glass

By Elke Erschfeld / July 2, 2014

Multifunctional products are an easy way to save natural resources without compromising beautiful design. That’s why I love the Sobremesa Blue Margarita Glasses that double as pretty dishes for ice cream, sorbet, or fruit salad. The color-rimmed glasses save space at home and are better for the environment since fewer resources are needed to produce […]


Nature’s Backyard

By Jennie Nunn / July 1, 2014

Rustic and refined decor fit for just about any summer soirée or alfresco gathering in nature’s backyard PATIO PERFECT Room & Board’s new limited edition Mesa Dining Table is made from reclaimed redwood, procured from brining tanks once used in the 1920s, by Lindsay Olive Company in Hollister, California. $1,999;       INTO THE […]


Food Tank’s Summer 2014 Reading List

By Organic Spa Magazine / May 9, 2014

2014 Reading List This week, Food Tank has hand-picked 18 books that educate, inspire, and inform us—and make us look forward to cooking, eating, and sharing what we’ve learned. They highlight sustainable agriculture and farming practices around the world, and they give us ideas about how to eat healthier, safer, and more fairly produced food. […]


Traditional Meets Modern

By Rona Berg / May 1, 2014

If the tub is your haven for reflection, this Edwardian-style, claw-footed version, made from naturally occurring volcanic limestone, is an excellent place to


Getting Your Goat

By Belinda Recio / April 28, 2014

Getting Your Goat Goats are playful and engage in an extraordinary amount of “kidding” around, especially when young. I have been thinking about keeping goats. My fiber artist friends would like me to get angoras so they can work with the fleece. My foodie friends would like me to get dairy goats so they can […]


Spa News June 2014

By Organic Spa Magazine / April 28, 2014

Spa News June 2014 Wild Edibles Food foraging, infusing and decocting your own herbal remedies Spring is in bloom at The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, PA, where guests can now not only eat local, but also become food foragers, alongside the Lodge’s Master Herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore, who will guide the Nourish, Nosh and Nurse […]


Farm Schooled

By Rona Berg / April 28, 2014

Myra Goodman and her husband, Drew, started Earthbound Farm on a 2.5-acre farm in Carmel Valley, CA, 30 years ago, where they set out to grow organic food “straight from the


Eco Bedding: A Peaceful Sleep

By Lambeth Hochwald / April 28, 2014

Eco Bedding: The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Bedding There’s something supremely reassuring about climbing between the sheets at an eco-spa or a hotel and breathing a sigh of relief at bedding that feels cleaner and healthier, somehow, than ones you’d find on the shelves at a big-box store. But this experience doesn’t have to be limited […]


Celebrate Easter With Handmade Beeswax Candles

By Elke Erschfeld / March 19, 2014

This year I’m especially excited about upcoming Easter since it signals the beginning of spring. Certainly something I desperately need after a tough winter in the Northeast with several snowstorms. Many Easter traditions include egg and bunny decorations that make homes a bit more festive. Just in time, GreenTree Home Candle introduces a new line […]


Spa News April 2014

By Organic Spa Magazine / March 4, 2014

The Great White Shirt Everyone needs a great white shirt or two, it’s a wardrobe staple. And spa style just catapulted to a whole new level with these easy, breezy, tunic-style designs from the White Lace Shirt Collection by Char Designs (, based in Santa Fe, NM, and now available at Travaasa Resort & Spa […]


Geometry Lesson

By Jennie Nunn / March 4, 2014

Triangles, hexagons, obtuse angles and even squiggly lines are popping up on everything from throw pillows to aprons and floor coverings. It’s time to brush up on your geometry skills! With this tableau, San Francisco–based interior designer Jeannie Fraise, owner of Lotus Bleu Design (, sheds light on the geometric look and how to bring […]


Tools for Healthier Eating

By Rona Berg / March 4, 2014

When tiny tendrils, buds and stalks are pushing their way toward the sun, it is the time to invest in kitchen tools that will help you cook and eat light, healthy foods at home. Use the side arrows to scroll through these great tools for healthier eating! Product Index SLOW EATER These stainless steel, recycled […]


What’s Cooking? April 2014

By Rona Berg / March 4, 2014

What’s Cooking? A Culinary Passport: Spice blends and exotic dishes define a chef’s global cuisine. Aliya LeeKong, chef and author of Exotic Table (Adams Media), is a veteran of farmers’ markets around the globe. She is what you might call a chef without borders: Her background is Indo-Pakistani and Tanzanian, and her husband hails from […]


Biodegradable Beach Toys: Safe for Kids and Oceans

By Elke Erschfeld / March 4, 2014

Did you ever wonder what happens to children’s plastic toys that are accidentally left on the beach? I never did until I stopped by Zoë b Organic at NY NOW (formerly NYIGF) last month. The eco-friendly company had little containers as part of their display that demonstrated what could be found in our marine waters: […]

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