Stop the junk mail from piling up--and if you're a bride or groom to be, you know what I'm talking about. I don't really know when it happens, but at some point during the engagement process, it was like I had a target painted on my forehead. I started getting soooo much junk mail, my post woman actually became a little hostile toward me. You can avoid getting on your post person's bad side, save trees, and stop adding to the landfill mess...go to GreenDimes.com and sign up to remove yourself from mass-mailing lists. And that's definitely a first class move.
Oooh I love this Fig Dove organic cotton dress from Twice Shy of Vancouver, Canada...I might just have to order it for my little sweet pea. And you should too--for the little ones in your wedding party. I love this dress so much, I would even consider designing the entire event around it...Available at Beklina.
Looking for a token of your love to give to your nearly-betrothed? I found something in the June 2007 issue of Yoga Journal that would be lovely. Tarma Designs fashions eco-friendly jewelry out of recycled stainless steel. I particulary like the wristbands for their simplicity, and I think they're chic in an eco kinda way. Maybe you and your partner could each get one, like the leaf design, to symbolize growth and renewal.
Jenny Hwa, founder and designer of Loyale Clothing, hooked me up with an amazing dress for my CBS appearance...and I swear to you, the dress is amazing. And she can hook you up for those bridal showers, engagement parties, bridesmaid lunches, girl's weekends, parents meeting for the first time, rehearsal dinner, or whatever. Here's Jenny in the Pasadena dress. Stylish and eco-conscious, Jenny's designs are available in a myriad of places. Let your fingers do the walking...err, running...to her site to find out where you can find her fabulous wares. LoyaleClothing.com.
Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. Organic beauty products are a better alternative because they don't have any harsh chemicals and preservatives like some of the more traditional products on the market. Desert Essence has a delicious assortment of lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and lip treatments. With flavors like Lavender, Vanilla Chai, Spicy Citrus, Coconut, Green Apple and Ginger, you'll look and feel beautiful.
Proving that you just never know what life will bring you, on Wednesday, April 25 I was a guest on Martha Stewart Radio with Darcy Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Martha Stewart Weddings. Having worked with Darcy in the past, I have the utmost respect for her, so it meant a lot to be invited. You can listen to the entire show here. Be sure to pick-up the Spring 2007 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings for lots of creative, crafty DIY projects. Martha has a new partnership with Michael's craft stores, so you can get your supplies all in one place.
Go vegan--for your wedding. A daily vegetarian diet requires only 300 gallons of water, while a meat-eating diet requires more than 4,000 gallons of water. According to GoVeg.com, raising animals for food causes more water pollution in the U.S. than any other industry. And if that wasn't enough, each vegetarian saves an acre of trees every year! So, if you are going to make one small change for your wedding, serve a delicious vegetarian meal..there are great--tasty--options. For some yummy ideas, check out:VegetarianTimes.com.