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The Beauty of Tea

By Rona Berg / January 15, 2014

One of nature’s best beauty remedies, a spot of tea—or recycled tea bag—can truly work wonders. A nice cup of tea will warm you up and slow you down. It forces you to pause, sip slowly and savor your day. The mind-body benefits are endless. But tea can offer beauty benefits, too. Recycling leftover tea […]


Sustainable Holiday Fashion

By Karim Orange / December 17, 2013

This is such a magical time of the year, lots of parties and holiday cheer, so what’s a girl to wear to stay holistically hip? Here are a few ideas from Amour Vert and designer Neide Ambrosio for the holiday events in your life. Check out Amour Vert‘s sustainable holiday line called Decadence (love the name). Decadence […]


Upcycled Lamps With A Clean Conscience

By Elke Erschfeld / October 2, 2013

There are many things you can do to reduce the impact of your laundry loads on the environment. According to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) washing and drying laundry at home is one of the most energy- and water-intensive chores. Green laundry practices include washing only full loads of clothing, using mostly cold-water wash […]


Brighten Up the Dog Days of Summer with Citrus Oils

By Amy Galper / July 30, 2013

What is summer without lemonade?  Or a lime infused cocktail or salad?  Nothing brightens up a long hot summer day better than a splash of citrus. The essential oils from citrus fruits, like lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins, tangerines and grapefruits all have the dynamic power to refreshen, cool, cleanse and uplift. Unlike the essential oils […]


Mind, Body, Beauty from the Inside Out!

By Organic Spa Magazine / July 17, 2013

JOIN Makeup Artist and Green Beauty + Wellness Coach Rebecca Casciano, Holistic Happiness Coach Jennifer Kass and Granola Glamour Life-Stylist Raquel Griffin for Mind, Body, Beauty! In this 3-hour interactive workshop, you will Learn how to enhance your inner and outer beauty!  * EXPERIENCE your beauty from deep within. Life-Stylist Raquel will teach you how to fall madly in love with yourself and meditate yourself […]


Zenporium : Providing Furniture’s Future By Reclaiming The Past

By Graham Emerson Beck / July 1, 2013

“You never really need to sacrifice beauty or quality at the expense of sustainability.” Can it really be so simple? Can sustainability really come without overlooking the style and beauty we all crave? If you ask Serene Gebara and Omar Kamal – absolutely. Kamal, who works in insurance, and Gebara, a former human resources manager […]


Green Your Bathroom Routine With Recycled Plastic

By Elke Erschfeld / June 26, 2013

Every six months I get a postcard from my dentist to remind me that my next cleaning is due. Wouldn’t it be great to get a similar reminder to replace your old toothbrush? That’s why the Preserve Toothbrush Subscription is such a smart solution. It ensures that every two or three months you get a […]


Iconic Architecture Built With Nature In Mind

By Elke Erschfeld / June 5, 2013

After hiking the Grand Canyon for three days I went to Scottsdale to relax for a bit before flying back to New York. Despite feeling sore from descending all the way down to the canyon and hiking back up, I didn’t want to miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. The building is […]


Namaste A While In The Yoga Room

By Graham Emerson Beck / May 24, 2013

The art of yoga has existed for centuries, in one for or another, combining a person’s physical, mental and spiritual being in order to reach an inner peace and sense of tranquility. I know when I attempt the warrior three pose, the inner peace runs right through my shaking leg muscles. When embarking on the […]


Bedroom Furniture Made With Vintage Military Canvas

By Elke Erschfeld / April 22, 2013

  Lately I have been researching beds made from sustainable materials. There are many choices out there that range from headboards made with organic cotton and filled with soy-based foam to bedframes made from reclaimed materials or locally manufactured in the US. Quiet frankly, all those choices can get quiet overwhelming with so many styles […]


Bring Arhaus Into Your House

By Graham Emerson Beck / March 27, 2013

Introducing new furnishings into a home can bring a fading room back to life. Recently, my girlfriend and I purchased a new shelving unit, and it changed the dynamic of our entire apartment. Something as simple as a side table or a bean bag chair or even a slip cover for the couch can put a […]


Winter Festival and Triple Threat Winter Triathlon

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / January 29, 2013

If you happen to be anywhere near Mammoth Lakes, Calif. in early February, attend the inaugural June Lake Winter Festival and Triple Threat Winter Triathlon on February 1 through 3. Sounds F-U-N. Festivities begin on Friday with registration for the Triple Threat Triathlon (for those who didn’t register online ahead of time head to  […]


Eco-Ballet Flats for Spa Style and Yoga Studios

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / October 18, 2012

OKA b. sent me their newest rainproof, eco-chic ballet flats (called “The Taylor $45, at right) made from recycled materials, and while the size 8 didn’t fit me (they run really small), they are the perfect snazzy footwear to don between seasons, especially here in Los Angeles where I am still unwilling to part with […]


Bamboo Keeps RRGH On Solid Ground

By Organic Spa Magazine / August 22, 2012

Hardwood flooring has dated back as far as the Victorian age when vanity was a priority and every room’s décor was made to emulate the Sistine Chapel. A hardwood floor adds a beautiful touch to any room and exerts the feeling of stability and structure into a home. Though conventional hardwood flooring has been an esthetically […]

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