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Alberto Parada Gets Environmental With Eco-Friendly Gold

Aug 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

When you think of sustainable jewelry, hemp bracelets and seed beads probably come to mind, but for Alberto Parada, going green is all about gold. Creating pieces that are environmentally and socially responsible doesn’t mean sacrificing beauty or quality.... Read More

Newport Beach Club's Tennis Cottage Shows What Eco-Friendly Really Means

Aug 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's safe to say that nearly everyone has seen homes being hailed as eco-friendly and environmentally conscious, but more often than not, it just means they stuck some solar panels on the roof and called it a day. Some companies truly take those notions to life though, such as Jillian Pritchard Cooke's home design philosophy Wellness Within Your Walls (WWYW).... Read More

The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa First Fully Solar Powered Luxury Property

Jul 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa has become the first Westin property and first major Caribbean resort to use solar power. Although many small boutique hotels that encourage ecotourism have used solar power, the new installation at the Westin St. Maarten marks the first time a large luxury resort has made a major green initiative.... Read More

Boys + Arrows Bikinis Are Bringing California Style to the Beach

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You can never have too many bikinis. It’s pretty much the staple of summer, you live in it, swim in it, and party in it. And while everyone loves the itsy, bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow, polka dot bikini, it might be time to switch it up.... Read More

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse: Reformation Brings Eco-fashion to Your Closet

Jul 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  2 Comments

You drive your Prius hybrid, use your glass tumbler at Starbucks, and started a “Go Green” initiative at your office; you’re doing your part to help the planet. But what about that stunning silk shirt and pencil skirt you've got on? How many gallons of water did that take to make? Environmental fashion brand, Reformation is taking that passion for saving the world, and bringing it to our closets.... Read More

Southern Ocean Lodge: Down Under at Isolated and Exotic Australian 'Galapagos'

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

A leap and bound over a small section of the Southern Ocean, Kangaroo Island awaits for a distinctive adventure just south of Adelaide, Australia. The unique ecosystem of Kangaroo Island is a well-kept travel destination; even products from the mainland are not permitted on KI due to a rare Ligurian Bee Sanctuary and delicate balance of the indigenous wildlife. The Island is not only home to unique flora and fauna, it also is where globetrotters can discover the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge.... Read More

Local River: Farm Your Own Fish in This Self-Sustaining Ecosystem

May 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Fish aquariums are nothing new, but we're willing to bet your aquarium full of bored goldfish doesn't double as a self-sustaining ecosystem. French designers Mathieu Lehanneur and Anthony van den Bossche created Local River to eliminate the barrier between people and their environment, bringing sustainable food production to living rooms everywhere. Aside from it being pretty cool looking, it's one fish tank you won't have to clean.... Read More

Tesla Model S Earns Top Overall Test Score from Consumer Reports

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Tesla Model S has earned the highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings: a 99 out of 100. The consumer digest reported that the all-electric, $89,650 luxury sports car performed as well, overall, as any other vehicle ever tested by CR. However, the car cannot be recommended by the publication, because it lacks sufficient reliability data.... Read More

5 Eco-Friendly Hotels Going Under the Radar for the Greener Good

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Just because Earth Month is officially over doesn’t mean you should run right out and fuel up your private jet without a care in the world. But if you must, you can take solace in knowing that your luxury hotel of choice may have already adopted some pretty unassuming ways to care for both you and the environment during your stay. You might not even be aware it’s happening, which is great because you have tan lines and dinner reservations to worry about on vacation. In case you were curious though, here are some green hotels that are looking out for our planet while you sit back, relax and get pampered.... Read More

Chinese Beauty Brands Put Focus on Eco-Friendly Ingredients

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

After celebrating Earth Day last week, we’ve become much more aware of the kinds of chemicals, toxins and other harmful ingredients that are commonly used in health, beauty and fragrance products. We now have a whole new appreciation for eco-friendly beauty products— that’s why we’re more than thrilled to learn that China’s beauty industry puts a huge emphasis on health and safety benefits in their tubes, compacts and bottles. So if you’re interested in natural alternatives to the items that are currently in your beauty bag, there may be no better example than the one that China is setting.... Read More

Harney Sushi Takes Sustainable Seafood Seriously

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Many businesses today are striving to be socially and environmentally responsible, but few in the San Diego restaurant realm may come close to the efforts of Harney Sushi—a hotspot that’s as cool as it is eco-conscious. This restaurant exemplifies ecological integrity by forsaking popular sushi ingredients that are either over-fished or have a negative impact on the environment.... Read More

Get Your Green On This Earth Day With These All-Natural Beauty Products

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It’s Earth Day, and we couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to celebrate than by throwing together a list of our favorite eco-friendly makeup and skincare products. Back in the day, before we knew all about the danger of using chemical-laden tubes and compacts, the term “all-natural” as an adjective for cosmetics brought forth the image of lumpy, sticky, and strange smelling products. Today, thanks to a focus on consumer health, the market is booming with a number of skincare and beauty products that boast vegan, organic, and even gluten-free properties. Not only are these luxe items good for you and the Earth, the quality of these products are up-to-par with other household brands to help make the world and your vanity stand a more beautiful, natural, and chemical-free place.... Read More

Celebrate Earth Day in These 5 Eco-Friendly Labels that Make the World a Better Place

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

April showers aside, there are many reasons why we love this month— Earth Day being one of them. Though the mention of Earth Day reminds us of sticky blue and green arts and crafts projects from elementary school, now that we’re all grown up, we can celebrate living sustainably in a more fashionable way. Eco-conscious clothing is nothing new, but the trend has definitely gained momentum, attention, and support in the last few years. If you’re looking for a stylish way to celebrate our abundant Earth this Monday and any other day of the year, look no further than these eco-friendly fashion lines that make not only our planet a priority, but your style, too.... Read More

W San Francisco Celebrates Earth Month with Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Package

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Eco-travel just got a little trendier with the introduction of Bloom, a new package focused on sustainability at W San Francisco. In a city known for it's eco-friendly practices, W San Francisco is offering a package that begins during Earth Month and continues throughout the rest of the year.... Read More

2013 Milan Design Week Gets Eco-Friendly

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

This year marked the 52nd edition of Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, or Milan Design Week. The weeklong event showcases some of the most innovative and eye-catching home designs on the market, from LED lighting to hybrid furniture. However, April is also the “month of green” – thirty days... Read More

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