In honor of fashion revolution week (23-29th April 2018), I’m re-reading “Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics,” by Safia Minney, the founder of the Fair Trade UK fashion label People Tree. This beautiful, educational and inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the challenges and possibilities of a sustainable supply chain in the fashion industry.
Anne and I love drinking wine.
It’s generally our alcoholic drink of choice. It helps us relax, it’s fun with friends, and it potentially offers us a few health benefits.
Being enthusiastic wine drinkers, we were happy to discover that there’s a method of making wine that possibly reduces terrible hangovers and headaches, and is better for us and our environment.
We had to try it.
These special thoughtfully-sourced wines are sold in a quaint corner shop in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood called Red & White Wines. They’re known as “one of the first natural wine retailers in the US.”
Honest. Wild. Beautiful.
The tagline for the skincare line that I use every day, Annmarie Skin Care. That mantra not only describes their products but also goals for their customers - to provide honest natural products that are organic and wildcrafted to give their customers beautiful skin.
It can be very difficult to find pure and nontoxic skin care products in America. A few years back, I was discovering how unsafe and toxic my daily skin care products were, even those I thought had been of high quality (such as Kiehl's).
I realized how important it was to me to find truly natural and nontoxic skin care products, and I know it’s important to many others. And, not just for beautifying reasons, but also because we don’t want to support companies selling products that cause harm.
That’s is why I am so grateful I discovered Annmarie Skin Care. They know the challenges in finding safe, quality skin care products and created their “worry free formulas with real results” to feed our skin with organic and wildcrafted nourishing ingredients.
Read on to learn more about Annmarie’s offerings and the products I personally use.
One of my most favorite and unique organic juice & smoothie shops in Chicago is Infiniteus Rocks and Juice located in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
However, they are not solely an organic juice & smoothie bar, they are also a “metaphysical boutique” with a crystal shop in the back of the organic juice bar.
They were actually offering their metaphysical crystals and stones for sale two years before their delicious and organic juices, smoothies, cleanses, healthy snacks, super-foods and supplements. The “rocks” shop opened four years ago, and the juice bar two years ago.
It's Labor Day in the United States, and if you like shopping as much as we do, it's easy to get caught up in your inbox full of deals and coupon codes. But we should also take time to consider the historical reason we have this holiday, and news flash: it isn't so everyone can go shopping.