Articles By: Vanessa Vanessa

H&M Goes Organic…

H&M Goes Organic…

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… And I hope it never goes back! Without question, the best way to get the bold floral print look that’s one of the biggest trends off the runways this season is to go to your nearest H&M. They have

What’s for DinDin?

What’s for DinDin?

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Glad you asked… Rather than resorting to chicken nuggets or veggie burgers again, one company is striving to provide nutritious, kid-friendly, convenient meals for NYC toddlers.  The company is called DinDins and was founded by Jodi Greebel, nutritionist, Registered Dietitian

Reality TV for Global Social Change

Reality TV for Global Social Change

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A reality show with a conscience is striving to make its way around the globe. Cue the Bamyan Media venture which aims to create Reality TV to inspire and educate a new generation of social entrepreneurs around the world. The

Six tips quick tips for eco-fab Thanksgiving table decor

Six tips quick tips for eco-fab Thanksgiving table decor

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Just because you're going green with your decor this year doesn't mean the table needs to be boring. Au contraire! The secret to a gorgeous table is in the small details. 1. Since you'll be using cloth napkins as all

Bridging the Gap Between Beauty and Eco-Savvy

Bridging the Gap Between Beauty and Eco-Savvy

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For the first time in years, I checked out a Ricky’s NYC store. For those who are not familiar with the company, Ricky’s is an “edgy, ultra-hip ‘beauty shop’ specializing in hair care, cosmetics and unique fashion accessories.” It’s pretty

From candy to fairy dust and beyond

From candy to fairy dust and beyond

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If you have young children at home and don't want them to miss out on trick or treating fun, but also don't want them eating all the candy, here's a simple ploy. When they get home, allow them to choose

Next Time You Move – Think Outside The Cardboard Box

Next Time You Move – Think Outside The Cardboard Box

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A moment we all dread but will have to face at least once, twice or thrice in life, is moving. Well, July 31 was moving day in the Crosbie household. Last time we moved, about 3 years ago, we bought

One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Treasure

One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Treasure

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HIMANE and Greenbees are two (women-owned) visionary companies turning landfill junk into chic, sensible fashion. Did you ever think about what happens to old, broken umbrella's? In the past, they ended up in the landfills, but now Brooklyn-based company HIMANE

Green Drinks on the Green

Green Drinks on the Green

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I checked out my first Green Drinks event on Wednesday, July 15. It was held on the fabulous patio of Tavern on the Green (NYC). The location name is only oh-so appropriate for the actual event. Under the stars and

Swish Your Way To A New Wardrobe

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Lynn just returned from London where, among other things, she met with several "green girls," who are immersed in sustainable fashion and art. One of them, Lupe Castro, writes for the hip green online zine, Daisy Green, and in addition

High Fashion, Celebrities & Eco-mindedness Come Together? Bike in Style is Born!

High Fashion, Celebrities & Eco-mindedness Come Together? Bike in Style is Born!

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The Bike in Style Challenge awards ceremony was held at the LVMH Tower Magic Room on Tuesday, June 2 in New York City. The event was in recognition of the winners of a fashion challenge: design biking attire that can