Friday, August 5, 2011

Bikeshare needs to travel to LA

While visiting one of my favorite cities I came across Bikeshare. The simple concept of renting a bike and returning it when you need to is so awesome! If only L.A. was this cool:) Washington DC, I heart you and your Bikeshare idea.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

So fresh and so clean

Looking for an Eco-friendly car wash and one that comes to you? Check these guys out...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Soap making class... say what?

Soaptopia is by far my favorite place for environmentally friendly soaps, scrubs and lotions. And the best part is they are offering a soap making class in July! Check them out

Here are the details:
The Alchemy of Soap: Soap making class! Back by popular demand!
Price: $150.00

Saturday, July 16, 2011, 10am - 2 pm {New Class, just added}

Class Description:
- Intensive
- Class size limited (max 6)
- Pre-registration a MUST (call Soaptopia 310-398-8333)

Learn to make soap the natural way:
- Basic principles of soap making chemistry
- How to calculate "saponification" values
- Safety
- Blending
- Hands-on experience

You will leave with 3 1/2 lbs of your own custom blend all natural soap.
Class: $150
(Includes materials and your own soap!)

Friday, June 17, 2011

21 Day Adventure Cleanse- Day 2

I survived Day 1 and I'm ready for more. Some easy things I added to my day: Instead of driving to my neighbor Victoria's place I decided to walk and my positive affirmation today was "I'm stronger than I think." Also, this morning I drank a large glass of water with lemon and a hint of cayenne pepper, which is part of the cleanse. It's supposedly great for circulation and loaded with anti-oxidants. It's supposed to make you think clearer too... I'll get back to you on that one!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

21 day Adventure Cleanse- Day 1

It's Day 1 of this cleanse from the book "Crazy Sexy Diet" and I'm giving it somewhat of a shot. It's pretty much everything you could think a cleanse would be. No sugar, cut out dairy and drink that so called "green juice." Also, incuding some food for thought based around spiritual awareness.
Since I like to take baby steps with just about everything I do, I thought I would start with the eliminating caffeine. Actually, not so fast. So, I didnt eliminate coffee, but I thought for the next 21-days I would only drink my coffee with no sugar. So far so good.
Also, during the next couple of weeks, I'm going to pay attention to Gluten-free items and incorporate it into my diet. My favorite Gluten-free bite of the moment are Pure Organic Bars in apple cinnamon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monthly Green Read

Thanks to my client Alison, I get to embark on a 21-day cleanse with the help of a great book she recommended, Crazy Sexy Diet. Let the cleansing begin! Day one begins tomorrow:)

Read more about this book at

Monday, April 11, 2011

Get your Earth Day on!

Earth Day is April 16 and what are you doing? Just in case you are in interested in doing something this year, here are a few ideas:

- If you drink Honest Tea you will be given a unique code, that you then have to enter on the their site and a tree will be planted for you. Check out their site for more information:

-Look up local organizations and see what you can do to help. Some of my favorites worth checking out: and

Friday, April 8, 2011

Decoding your Chicken

This article by Family Circle really helped me make some sense of all the different labels we may come across when purchasing poultry...

Decoding Poultry Labels
Free Range: A USDA-regulated designation, meaning only that the bird had access to the outdoors.
Farm Raised: Usually refers to chickens raised on a local farm, but technically all are raised on a farm of some sort.
Certified Organic: All feed given to the birds must be certified organic—it doesn't contain chemical fertilizers, pesticides, animal by-products, or other additives.
Natural: The most commonly used label has nothing to do with standards of care, type, or quality; it simply indicates no additives or preservatives were added after the poultry was processed.
Hormone-Free: Irrelevant—no artificial hormones are used in any poultry production.
Raised Without Antibiotics: Medications not classified as antibiotics may still be used.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hybrid Taxi or not

The most interesting conversations I have had with people have been taxi drivers. While in San Francisco I was told by a Taxi Driver that by 2012 all drivers will only be able to operate if they are driving a hybrid. However, hybrids may not be the most accommodating for a city that is rather hilly???

Friday, April 1, 2011

Make a GREENER choice at the W Hotel

Recently I stayed at the W hotel in San Francisco and I was excited to hear that by forgoing housekeeping during my stay I would be awarded 5,000 points towards the SPG reward program. They refer to this as "Make a green choice". Also, if you need to valet with them its complimentary if you have a hybrid vehicle. W Hotel San Fran... I heart you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A walk down radiation lane

With all of the recent destruction of Japans infrastructure it brings back the incident that happened on the March 28, 1979. Three Mile Island.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sustainable Works Fundraiser

Sustainable Works is having their second annual House Party Fundraiser and if you're in the neighborhood you should stop by:)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A different kind of Bar

Put a new twist to BAR hopping. Take a few shots of Wheat Grass at Earth Bar in West Hollywood!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Too close for comfort

According to National Geographic, in 2011 there will be 7 billion people roaming the planet. Pick up this month's issue to get more information.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monthly Green Read

If your New Year's resolution was to eat healthier, check out the Gracie Diet! A lifestyle change that will definitely have you looking at food a whole different way. You can also go to their website and check out some of their recipes. I can't wait to make the Eggplant quiche.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Forks Over Knives

"The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the
degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present
menu of animal-based and processed foods" ~