Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Green" Drinks approaching

I am proud to announce that in February Green Drinks will be hosted at: Nori's Eco Salon, 15826 Ventura Blvd. #224 Encino, CA 91436 phone (818)995-6571

Wednesday, February 17th 6-8 PM

About Nori's Eco Salon:

LA's first full service "green" Hair Salon, Nori's Eco Salon is an alternative salon business dedicated to green living which is all about promoting wellness for our clients and our one and only planet. They do this by creating an environment that is toxic free. Everything from the paint on the walls, floor coverings, insulation, to the products they use on their clients is carefully evaluated to make sure they have the least impact on our planet's already fragile resources. The owners, Nori, and her daughters Roya, and Roza have been serving the community for the last 20 years. They have extensive experience in the art of hair cutting, coloring, make up and other services offered. Nori's Eco Salon is also a distributor for a line of professional non-toxic hair colors in California. The colors are available for retail and wholesale.

Green Drinks

The intention is to support the growth of green businesses and lifestyles through networking and sharing information about green living, products and services. This is a great chance to mix with other like-minded people, share info, make friends, and do business.

Bring some friends and meet other community members who are interested in leading Woodland Hills and the surrounding area toward a more sustainable future. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM Contact: Tanya Peel at info [at]

Friday, January 29, 2010

Play-Dough goes ECO

When I was little, heck even to this day, I believe Play-Dough was one the best crafts ever invented. I mean who could resist endless, shape able, soft texture putty? My pal Florido B. introduced me to Eco-dough because it's what his son plays with in school. ECO-FRIENDLY putty that is safe to eat, where was this when I was in elementary school? Visit if you have little ones in your life and are looking for alternative, non-toxic art supplies for them. Adults can partake in this too.

Eco-dough ingredients:eco-dough is a molding dough handmade with flour, salt, cream of tartar, organic rosemary oil, vitamin E oil, canola oil, coconut oil, potassium sorbate, citric acid, natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes. *Gluten free, made with rice, banana or potato flour is also available. Please check our product list for gluten free eco-dough.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Green Line Beauty

New concept retail store is GREEN from top to bottom. I've looked all over Los Angeles for a store that focuses on organic beauty products. I thouroughy enjoyed a facial here tonight at Green Line Beauty and the best part was the skincare used was provided by Green Path Alchemy.Treat your skin to a Green treat! Located at 7123 Melrose Avenue.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Beehive and the Hairball

After hours of research on what salons all over the world are doing to be more eco-friendly I came across this essay. The Beehive and the Hairball created by Franke James. The essay is an illustration in regards to the procees of getting your hair colored and the toll it takes on the environment. Worth the time checking out. Clever and original!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fashionable Earth

What? Being GREEN and fashionable? Sign me up. My gal pal Teresa B. introduced me to this organization and I'm super impressed. They put on this event called a CLOTHING SWAP to reduce wasteful consumptions by reusing apparel. Get your calendars out because this is something I'm very interested in hosting early spring.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monthly Green Read

If you haven't read any of Michael Pollan's books, I suggest you start. My views on eating meat, fast food and perservatives were forever changed after reading In Defense of Food. HIs newest book is Food Rules where he suggest simply ways of making daily food choices.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I'm so glad that I went to the Green Expo over the weekend because it introduced me to my new one stop shop for Eco Living. My purchasing ranges from beauty products, to Eco Chic, to products for men and pets. The best part is that you can do all your shopping online. The even cooler thing is that part of there membership program is a 4 time a year sampling program. This is perfect for me because I'm what some might call a product-wh$re. Check them out at "the eco life is the luxury life".

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Eco Spa at home

If you can't go to the spa, why not bring the spa to your home. Even if you have the luxury of sneaking away, I'm a firm believer in at-home-maintenance. I recently purchased the "renew herbal steam" from Golden Path Alchemy. So simple to use and I felt renewed in a matter of minutes. How to:
-add hot water in a non-metallic bow, add in the herb mix,
-put a towel over your head and the bowl (this is what captures the steam)
- place your head above the steam and relax for 5-15 mins.

TIP: You can drink the water (tea) after your facial or add it in a spray bottle and you have a revitalizing facial spray.

End your weekend, with a mini-steam facial and you'll feel great!
Check out the rest of their products at

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Giving back while doing YOGA

There is nothing better than giving back while doing something you love. I have to thank my gal pal Victoria Parsons for sending this to me:)

Haiti Relief: Donation Yoga Class
Thursday, January 21st 2010 from 7:15PM-8:15PM
11920 San Vicente Blvd.
lululemon athletica Brentwood will be hosting an in-store donation yoga class taught by The Hub and Power Yoga's Sarah Ezrin! All donations collected will be given to the American Red Cross Association for Haiti relief efforts. Come join us as we practice yoga and support this great cause. Run Club will meet at 6:15pm for a quick run before yoga class, weather permitting!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Green Expo coming your way

Get your tickets today! This is the first Green Expo that I will be attending and I''m so excited!

Friday, January 1, 2010

How to Be Green in 2010

Star your year off right and be eco-friendly in 2010. Here are some simple ideas to incorporate in your daily routines.

#1. Buy a SIGG bottle and reduce the amount of plastic you use.

#2. Start using a re-usable bag.

#3. Shop at your local farmer's market at least once-a-month.


#5. Take a Green Living Workshop by Sustainable Works. Check out