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November 30, 2012 | Eco-Chic Entertaining, Tabletop

Your kitchen could use a little whimsy.  These tea towels by graphic designer, Leah Duncan, are charming and fun enough to add some color to your everyday routine.  Made from organic fair trade cotton, the tea towels feature a hand-drawn pattern of triangles in pink, dark yellow, chartreuse and black.  …
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A staple for any food lovers pantry, Bee Raw Honey is sourced from family-owned apiaries to create a unique raw, unfiltered and unprocessed honey that is the best in quality, flavor and purity.  Each honey is made from a single floral source from artisanal beekeepers across the United States including,…
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Products that are eco-chic make us smile because its shows that good design can be combined with a consideration for the planet.  Aqua Ovo, the brainchild of Quebec entrepreneurs Noemie and Marcel Desrochers, have developed a gorgeous eco-thermal glass vessel called the Therm-O Terra ($28), which would be the perfect…
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Movie night will never be the same again.  America’s favorite snack food has been reinvented by Quinn Popcorn in several mouth-watering, gourmet flavors including Parmesan & Rosemary, Vermont Maple & Sea Salt and Lemon & Sea Salt. Not only is their popcorn delicious but it’s healthier than traditional brands who…
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By now we all know the term farm-to-table, but have you heard of bean-to-bar?  The latest incarnation of the premium chocolate bar comes from Raaka, one of the only chocolate companies working with organic fair trade, Rainforest Alliance certified beans. Raaka uses a low temperature process instead of roasting their…
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Now you can send a gift to say, “Get Well Soon,” that actually might help you get well soon.  Healing Cooler is a boxed set of 6 freshly pressed organic fruit and vegetable juices that can be sent to a loved one that is on the mend. Created by Eric…
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Nothing says Spring like flowers in bloom.  With these ingenious grow boxes, anyone can create an instant garden in their home or office by just adding water. The handmade bamboo pots are filled with organic soil, 5 gladiolus bulbs and organic coconut husks (for drainage), literally everything you need to…
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August 30, 2010 | Eco-Chic Entertaining

Tea towels may be for drying dishes and other kitchen necessities but it doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable.  Ferm Living has a collection of organic cotton kitchen towels with whimsical designs including Lovebirds, Mushrooms and Leaves.   Pretty enough to use for place settings,  each tea towel ($20) comes…
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dvGreen, my sustainable event design and production company, recently partnered with L’Olivier Soirees & Galas, one of NYC’s favorite floral design houses.  L’Olivier was founded by South of France native Olivier Giugni, and my focus is high-end eco style, so a Sustainable South of France wedding was right up our…
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Your culinary creations deserve better than the stack of shiny, plastic, straight-to-the-landfill disposables next to them.  And, come to think of it, so do your guests.  Developed by a Japanese company, Wasara has elevated your disposable dinnerware to a whole new level by designing plates, bowls, trays, tumblers and wine…
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Elderflower cordial has long been associated with the Victorian era, but its original use can be traced back all the way to Roman days.  Bottlegreen has a delightfully refreshing version  of the aromatic syrup that would be the perfect base for non-alcoholic summertime drinks.  A concentrated blend of unique flavors…
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May 18, 2010 | Eco-Chic Entertaining

At Cafe Cluny, the popular West Village bistro, the bathrooms are scented with tobacco but luckily not the toxic kind.  Instead the chic eatery burns candles from Kobo, in particular their unusual yet intoxicating Tabac and Talc, which is a melange of tobacco, patchouli and talc.  Made from domestically grown…
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