Eco Trip: Greenista Guide to the Blue Mountains – Part II

I recently got a second chance to visit the Blue Mountains when one of my best friends flew out to Sydney.  This time we stayed in Wentworth Falls (the Valley of the Waters B&B was amazing!) and spent time perusing shops and tasting local specialties.  Here’s what we loved: Where to Eat In Blackheath, a […]

Eco Trip: Greenista Guide to the Blue Mountains – Part I

Weekend trips to local spots are the best.  You’re able to get away from it all without having to travel very far.  It’s how my husband and I like to recharge! Our most recent trip was to the Blue Mountains, a vast World Heritage wilderness site full of waterfalls, canyons and sandstone cliffs that are […]

Eco Trip: Greenista Guide to Portland, Oregon – Part II

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still time to get away – especially with the holiday weekend coming up! We’re picking back up where we left off, sharing our top Eats and Sites in Portland, Oregon! Where to Eat One of best parts of traveling to a new place is sampling the local cuisine.  Portland is […]

Eco Trip: Greenista Guide to Portland, Oregon – Part I

Short and spontaneous weekend getaways are one of the best parts of summer.  If you’re looking for a fun spot to explore, book a flight to Portland, OR.  And don’t be scared off by the comedy series “Portlandia” – sure the city has its quirkiness, but the ‘City of Roses’ is an awesome destination for […]

Day Trip: Stopping by Soul Food Farm

A series of serendipitous events brought me unexpectedly to Soul Food Farm a few weeks back.  Situated on a country road in Vacaville, Calif, running parallel to the freeway, this chicken farm is the real deal.  Hens stroll about freely and you can pick up the most beautifully colored eggs. Or if you’re in the […]

Take This, TSA: Store Your Organic Liquid Products in GoToob

We eagerly await our summer vacations.  But packing for them?  Not so much.  Personal care and beauty routines especially take a hit while we’re on the road – it’s a hassle to find TSA-approved sizes of our favorite products and most hotels still carry unhealthy brands. So what’s a jetsetter to do?  Turn to San […]

Eco Date: Save $$ and the Planet

In the hopes that April showers have truly turned to May flowers, it’s time to take your dating life outdoors.  Trying the latest vegetarian joint or bonding over a biodynamic glass of wine is fine and dandy, but why not get creative and get to know each other in a more natural setting? In my opinion, […]

Philly Green Guide Part III: Gourmet Fare at White Dog Cafe

Question: What do you get when you mix award-winning American contemporary cuisine with principles of the Slow Food movement and add in a dash of environmental activism? Answer: A delicious meal at White Dog Café in the University City district of Philadelphia. Housed in a quaint row of Victorian brownstones, White Dog Café serves up […]

Philly Green Guide Part II: Philly Throws (and Stores) Green

The “City of Brotherly Love” has plenty of affection for the green movement.  Besides earning 5th place in Walk Score’s “Most Walkable Places to Live” listing and promoting a lifestyle a piedi, the city is filled with bicyclists. According to the 2008 American Community Survey, Philadelphia has the most bike commuters per capita among the […]

Philly Green Guide Part I: Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa

All the buffing and shining of the nail polish industry over the past few years couldn’t disguise its tarnished image.  That is, until a couple in Philadelphia began playing with water-based polish formulations and set out to prove that a toxic profession can [literally] be rebuilt from the ground up. Justin Mitchell and his fiancée […]