Tuesday, July 07, 2009

How Do I Recycle That? (Athletic Shoes)

Sunnier days mean more time spent outdoors. If your hiking, biking, walking, and general outdoorsyness kicks into gear in the summer, you may be thinking about replacing your athletic shoes.

Before you toss the old ones in the trash, consider recycling them instead! (You can always donate an old pair, but let's face it: if you don't no longer want them, it's a good bet no one else will either.)

Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe Program lets you drop old sneaks of any brand at certain Nike stores (here in L.A., the Niketown on Wilshire is a drop off location) and they'll grind em up and make something new out of them. It's a closed loop system where you use your shoes for playing and then send them on to be recreated into a playing surface like a playground or basketball court for kids. Pretty cool right?

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Yard Sale Treasure Map

Since it's summertime, that means yard sales. Not only can you save money, meet your neighbors, and hunt for hidden treasures at garage and yard sales, you get to be green to boot. By buying used furniture and household items (or other funky vintage finds), you're reusing and recycling. Besides, it's always new to you!

We really like this cool new web tool to find yard sales near you:

The Yard Sale Treasure Map [via Renest] culls Craigslit and newspaper listings to create a complete show of all the sales in your area (no more following from sign to sign). Plus, it'll even figure out an efficient itinerary of all your stops.

Happy hunting!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Weed-Free Garden Watering Blanket

With the new water ordinance in place in Los Angeles, we're all getting seriously creative about saving H2O around our homes. (Check out our previous post on what and what not to do with water as of June 09.)

One tool to help you water wisely in your garden? The Weed-Free Garden Watering Blanket. It's a tricky tool that can save you 75% of your current water use while letting you water, weed, and feed your green all at the same time.

In a nutshell, it's a blanket that comes with built-in drip irrigation. The blanket's special weave blocks weeds from growing and the watering system is super efficient. Plus, the kit comes with organic fertilizer so your plants will not only be less weedy and water-needy, but healthier and more bountiful as well. (Full instructions come with the product.)

You can get on in our store or at All Shades of Green online.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

All Shades Recommends: Food Inc.

We want to recommend the eco-food doc. playing now: Food Inc.

It's a behind the scenes look at the true face of our food system in which a handful of players control a whole lot of products and our people, animals, and planet are not put first.

But don't worry: there are solutions to be had from folks like Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser (of Fast Food Nation), and small family farmer, Joel Salatin, as well as from other farmers and a woman turned food advocate whose son died from eating an Ecoli-laden hamburger.

It's an important movie for eaters everywhere and it inspired both applause from me when I saw it and further steps when I left the theater to eat whole, sustainable, healthy, humane food.

And if you eat meat and dairy, check out the Eat Wild directory where you can locate local, sustainably-raised animal products raised on pasture in your neck of the woods. 

In L.A., we've got Lindner Bison and Kendor Farm's free-range chicken and eggs right at the Hollywood Farmers' Market.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's Safe Eco-Spa Night Thursday!

 with Randi Ragan, owner of GreenBliss Ecospa
Thursday, June 25th 
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
20.00 admission
Pamper yourself while learning 
about which cosmetics to use and which to avoid.

Admission includes:

*Randi Ragan, owner of GreenBliss Ecospa unlocks the mystery behind product labels and ingredients, shares the secret scandals of the "beauty" industry, and teaches participants how to make over your beauty drawer and medicine cabinet.
*Complimentary samples of All Shades' new cosmetic lines.
*Free mini-treatment! Choose from a mini-facial, mini-massage, or mini-makeover!
*15% Discount on any Ecospa Services.
*$100 Gift certificate toward an EcoSpa Party.
*Wine, juice, and snacks.
*Raffle prizes!

RSVP on our facebook page or 
give us a ring/e-mail: (323) 665 -7454/info@allshadesofgreen.net.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tell Us What You Think!

We want to hear from you about specific eco-friendly living brands or products you'd like to see carried at our store in Silver Lake or online.

Let us know in the comments below or on the All Shades of Green facebook page and let your voice be heard!

Kids Gardening Tools for Recession Gardens

More and more Americans are growing what are being dubbed "recession gardens."   But regardless of economic times, we think it makes good sense to grow your own. It'll save a bundle, it's as local as you can get, and you get to learn about your patch of earth while enjoying its fruits. Plus, if we're talking about mental health, learning new skills is good for keeping your brain spry and it's been shown that coming into contact with dirt actually makes you happier

(And since it is a recession, we could all use some cheering up.)

We're encouraging you to get your kids in on the gardening action at our Organic Gardening Workshop for Kids and Parents this weekend, so we thought we'd mention Green Toys' great Indoor Gardening Kit that we have for just that.

Made from recycled plastic, it comes with a planting tray, three pots, a trowel, soil, planting instructions, and three packs of seeds--sunflowers, zinnia, and basil.

Green Toys is a great, green California company that makes its wares from recycled milk jugs right here in CA. So, their toy-making process is local and energy-saving, and the products themselves are tested for safety and wrapped in recycled packaging. You can read more about the backstory of Green Toys here.

By growing your own fruits, veggies, and flowers, you can experience a season of plenty in your home, no matter the financial forecast.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Organic Gardening Summer/Father's Day Weekend

Just in time for the double whammy weekend of Father's Day and the Summer Solstice, we've got a workshop for you to play in the dirt with your kids. Help us help you make growing your own a family affair.

Organic Gardening for Kids and Parents
Learn how to plant an earth-friendly garden with friends and family.
Saturday, June 20th
4:00 p.m.
At a Private Residence on the Eastside
Taught  by Sustainability  Coach, Deborah Tull
Adults: 20.00
Kids: 10.00
Additional kids: 5.00

*For more information and to reserve a place call 323-665-7454 or 
email creativegreen@hotmail.com.

"Those are the tomatoes I watered" and "I grew that squash" are only two of the many cool things you can brag about as you enjoy the fruits of your family's labor around the dinner table. And for inspiration, we want to share with you some photos of All Shades owner, Liza, and the beginnings of an organic garden at her daughter, Hannah's school in Israel. 

Once again, she shows us how it's done as Deborah will show us in person on Saturday. 

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Seedlings Family Eco-Daycare

If you're a working eco-parent with a toddler, have we got a recommendation for you.

As a new mom, Jennifer Holden Wilbur went in search of a daycare that was in line with her principles and practices for her own little one like choosing nutritious, organic food and avoiding toxics and plastics, for instance. When she couldn't find one even among the most highly recommended facilities, she toyed with creating her own.  And she did. 

With a professional background in psychology and years of teaching nutrition to school-aged kiddos (not to mention a good decade of babysitting experience), Jennifer decided to give it a go. And she did it right, going back and getting early childhood education to add to her qualifications. In 2008 after some home remodeling and baby-proofing, the encouragement of her grandmother-in-law, a former daycare operator, and the day to day help of her own mom, a retired nurse, Seedlings Family Daycare in the foothills of Glendale was in business. 

We love that it wasn't any one fact, figure, speech, or sermon that led Jennifer to develop a special, green-minded place for tots, but that she followed her intuition and her heart that what she felt was best for her son might be good for other kids too. 

So what does it mean that Seedlings is green?

*Healthy, fresh, organic food emphasizing whole grains and vegetables with some hormone-free, free-range poultry. Yes, these kids get to enjoy kale or spinach infused pancakes. And they do--with relish!

*A visually soothing atmosphere with plenty of natural decor (think pictures of nature and neutral tones).

*Carefully researched and selected toys made from safe materials like wood or secondhand plastic so that no new plastic is purchased (she really likes Plan Toys and Melissa and Doug  playthings). For the outdoor playset, Jennifer couldn't find anything wood so opted for a safe plastic that can be recycled at the end of its use.

*Outdoor activities in a secure, natural backyard complete with playground certified wood chips and dirt. Seedlings are apt to play games inspecting local wildlife (aka ladybugs and earthworms) and are even getting in on the gardening action--watering and then enjoying strawberries and sweet peas from Jennifer's potted garden.

*Attention to details like the use of natural, cotton-filled mats instead of chemical-smelling foam ones and wooden lunch tables made from sustainable, formaldehyde-free wood.

From talking with Jennifer, I know that if I were a toddler or a toddler's parents, her daycare would be at the top of my list. She's created a place for kids that's conscientious, clean, calming, and filled with eco-fun. It's got everything kids need: healthy food, safe, educational toys, caring adults, and access to plenty of time spent in the great outdoors (but just their size).

Monday, June 08, 2009

Green 'n' Easy Living Feature on LA Talk Radio

Our store owner, Liza, and manager, Natalie, stopped by LA Talk Radio on Saturday to talk to Rhonda DeFelice on her show, "Green 'n' Easy Living."

They talked about the start of the store, Liza's environmental studies program in Israel, Natalie's green design experience and soon to have LEED certification, along with all other things All Shades of Green.

You can listen to Rhonda every Saturday morning here. And check out her book of the same name as her show, Green 'n' Easy Living, which you can download here.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Nonprofit Spotlight: Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition

We're turning our attention to eco-friendly travel this month at All Shades. And what's a more environmentally savvy way to travel around town than on a bike? It takes a little more effort, but the payoff is huge. By opting for two versus four wheels, you opt for health, activity, and being able to look around and interact with your neighborhood. 

As for facts and figures, here's what you opt out of by cycling according to
California Bike Commute:

*12 bikes can fit in one vehicle parking space.
*More than half of Americans live only five miles from their place of work [even though it doesn't seem like it].
*100 bikes can be produced using the energy to make just 1 car.
*Driving consumes 43% of the barrels of oil Americans use every day [that's a little under half of 17 million].

And, from the EPA:

*U.S. transportation in 2006 accounted for 29% of its total greenhouse gas emissions. Cycling produces zero pollution!

And according to GOOD, it only takes 16 burgers (we're hoping tempeh burgers) to fuel you to go 350 miles on a bike while a sedan takes 13 gallons of black gold. Now that's fuel efficiency.

All that to say, if you're convinced and are looking for a bike resource in L.A. County, enter the Los Angeles County Bicycle  Coalition. It's a nonprofit driven by membership that works to make L.A. more bike-friendly for everybody.

And it's got a lot of ways for you to hop on and get involved.

Here are two:

This weekend, Sunday June 7th
@ The Autry Center in Griffith Park
There will be six rides to choose from 10 miles to 100 
(and one for tykes on bikes, too!)
Music, Rest Stops, and Eco-Fun

Car Free Fridays
Bike commutes the last Friday of every month

Plus, the LACB site has links to all kinds of great resources (tips, safety information, bike shops and more) like this Bicycling Street Smarts Guide

Find out about membership and check out the calendar

And most importantly, don't forget your bike.

Monday, June 01, 2009

How Do I Recycle That? (Old Towels)

If you're in the market for new bath towels, forgoing your worn out conventional cotton for environmentally-friendly organic cotton (read how organic cotton is different) or fast-growing bamboo, you may be wondering what to do with those old ones so they don't go in the trash and on to the landfill.

First, you can REUSE them around your home:

*Cut them up for use as hand towels, dishtowels, or rags (fewer paper towels used for cleaning jobs means fewer trees felled).
*Tipnut even has a pattern to make them into a spa-inspired head wrap or make your very own swiffer duster from the scraps. 

Or, you can RECYCLE them this way:

Donate your discarded bath towels to a pet shelter in your area. That way, shelters don't have to buy new and the dogs will be cozy and probably won't care about old stains too much. 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Energy Saving Superstars

As we close energy month here is a selection of energy saving or monitoring superstars from our store.

With a power strip, you can stop energy vampires (those appliances that drain electricity even when turned off) in their tracks. Switch off the power strip and the energy stops flowing to whatever is plugged into it.  With a smart power strip,  you don't even have to flip a switch. It simply senses which devices are not being used all on its own (that's why it's smart!) and cuts off their power automatically, no clicking off on your part required. It's perfect for an office or home entertainment system set up.

The Kill-A-Watt is more of an electricity tracker. You attach it to any appliance and it tells you how many killowatts are being burned every minute, hour, or month of its operation. It's an amazing tool for compiling your own home efficiency data and for finding out what it's important to unplug or even replace with an Energy Star version. 

If you can't yet afford solar panels or live in an apartment (though government rebates on solar are glowing these days!), you can start small. Like with this hybrid solar gadget charger from Solio. It'll charge ipods, cell phones, cameras, any handheld digital device. It's especially handy if you've got access to a bright window or the outdoors most of the day--then you may never have to plug in again--just talk on your phone, hang up, and charge up. Then repeat.

A solar flashlight could be a perfect Father's Day gift or accoutrement for a summer camping trip. The coolest part? The solar charge holds for three years! So even if you store in a closet for a few months, you can still switch it on whenever you need it in a jiff.

Finally, these are not as much gadgets as old-fashioned contraptions of the simplest kind. We carry a retractable clothesline and wooden clothespins for all your clothes drying needs.  By skipping the dryer in favor of the power of our planet's sun, you save major energy and get the benefit of sun-fresh, still toasty-warm laundry. I hang almost all of my laundry--even towels and sheets--out to dry. 

And find out more of the nitty gritty on Saving Electricity.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Skin Care Series: Mambino Organics

This All Shades blogger has two pals who are expecting little ones this summer. For both of them, I got a natural rubber pacifier from Natursutter and the much-heralded oh baby! belly butter that we carry from Mambino Organics

I hear from my pregnant friends that this stuff is amazing. Not only does it have all the best ingredients for soothing and restoring elasticity to stretched, dry bellies (shea, mango, and cocoa butter to name a few), it smells delectable from its citrus infusions of sweet orange and mandarin. It'll help soften and prevent stretch marks and help a belly rebound after giving birth.

And like all Mambino's skin care offerings, it's culled from the power of nature. Created by an admired aesthetician here in L.A. who was looking for safe, natural skin care products that work wonders, Mambino Organics carries ecological alternatives to synthetics, stuff you can rub on your skin and feel good about. And while they're specifically safe for women who are expecting, they're nourishing and skin-supporting for anyone (my husband uses a tiny belly butter sample as lip balm).

See the line-up of plant, fruit, and herbal ingredients that grace Mambino's bottles and jars.

And consider toting something luscious from Mambino for a mama or bambino to a baby shower near you this summer.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Body Care Series: Simply Organic Beauty

From skin care to hair care, we'd like to introduce Simply Organic that carries natural, plant-based treats for your tresses. 

It's pretty simple: S.O. makes a product with which you can WASH,  RINSE and RETREAT

The first part of that process won "Best Shampoo" in the 2008 Natural Solutions beauty with a conscience contest. 

And it gets a stamp of approval from our store manager, Natalie, as well who has thick hair, hair that's simply loving Simply Organic.

These products are meant to be safe for both user and a stylist who uses them day in and day out on clients. Read the founder's journey to developing safer salon products here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Skin Care Series: Herban Body Care

Crafted right her in Southern California by a woman following in her grandmother's footsteps, Dana Sue's company, Herban is one answer to an urban green liver's body pampering routine. Herban's bath and body products promise to please the senses and nourish the skin with aromatherapeutic herbs and bio-plant components. 

In the store, for BODY, we're carrying luscious soy bath milks (ylang ylang and spearmint/rosemary), salted butter scrub (ylang ylang) with sea salt and shea buter, and all over moisturizer for hands, elbows, feet, knees, or even the ends of your hair!

For FACE, we've got organic brown sugar and coconut butter sugar mud exfoliant. And for men, a unique treat, a daily clay bar cleanser set (pictured) complete with porcelain tray and shaving brush to be used as part of a gentleman's gentle shaving routine (and perhaps a fitting Father's Day gift).

Here's to buttering up your body with natural pampering products any eco-urbanite will appreciate.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Skin Care Series

With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, we want to share with you over the next week or two some of the fabulous (and totally natural) skin care lines we're now carrying. That way you'll be glowing in sunny weather.

We've already told you about Benedetta's bottles of better skin care, full of organic, biodynamic, sustainable ingredients that store manager Natalie can't get enough of.

But since there are more eco-friendly skin offerings on our shelves, we're going to tell you about them, too!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Shade of Green: Eco-Minded Dining Out

One way to show your green stripes is, when you do go out to eat, to support local restaurants who are going green. That could mean that it's vegan or vegetarian (learn more about the environmental effects of livestock farming, like that reducing meat consumption is like driving your car 8,000 fewer miles every year). It could also mean that a restaurant conserves water inside and out or that it serves local, organic ingredients (yum!).

Here are some eco-minded restaurants in Silver Lake, our neck of Los Angeles:

*Local. This relatively new restaurant near the Silversun intersection serves only fresh, local ingredients in its updated diner fare--think BBQ pork and eggs, grilled cheese on brioche, and tofu egg salad sandwiches. And when taking food to go, it offers only recycled or biodegradable packaging.  It has the locals talking.

*Gingergrass. So nice to have a go-to Vietnamese place that has the environment on its menu along with staples like lemongrass chicken and carmelized shrimp. A certified green eatery, Gingergrass composts food waste and is "determined to be... as environmentally-friendly as possible." It's on the SL Chamber's Green Committee to boot.

*Flore. This is a totally vegan, totally delicious cafe right at Sunset Junction.  I recommend The Wrap and the Cantaloupe Blueberry Gazpacho. Delish. I hear good things about the desserts as well.

*Elf. This elfin dinner place is tucked away in Echo Park on Sunset, so unassuming you could miss it. But if you happen to find it (map here), you'll be glad you did. The atmosphere is charming and the mediterranean-inspired vegetarian food is carefully crafted from beautiful, fresh, local, organic ingredients. 

That's just a taste of green dining in our neighborhood. Be sure to ask your server next time you're out what kind of eco-efforts are on the menu. 

And share in the comments any shade of green dining dive we missed here!

We'll raise a glass to that!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How Do I Recycle That? (Cosmetics Containers)

In our quest to tell you about all the miscellany that CAN be recycled in Los Angeles and elsewhere, we came across Origins new cosmetic container recycling program.

Simply bring in old makeup and cosmetic bottles and jars of any brand to any Origins store for collection. From there, the company will see that they're recycled or their energy recovered and put to good use.

Little steps like this add up seeing as 1/3 of all household waste is typically the stuff our stuff is wrapped in (aka packaging) and women usually have around 12 cosmetics-type items between their medicine chests and dressers (via Origins FAQs). With all the women in the country, that's a lot of little tubes, bottles and jars going to the landfill.

Get the details on this new recycling program here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Revving up Energy-Saving in May

We'll be focusing on ENERGY, efficient energy that is, at All Shades all month. And specifically, at our energy workshop with Sustainability Coach, Deborah, who knows a thing or two about changing lightbulbs and a whole lot more about energizing your efforts to save and harness light and heat and cold in your home.

You're invited to:

Energy Efficiency: It's Easier Than You Think 
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
@ All Shades of Green in Silver Lake
Come and learn ways to save the planet and save money!

For more information or to register for this workshop, please email creativegreen@hotmail.com or call (323) 665-7454.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Scoop on Sustainability Coaching

Since we have a Sustainability Coach on staff at All Shades, but since, sometimes, people don't know exactly what that means, I talked with our SC, Deborah, to clear up any confusion. Here's what she shared so you can have the scoop on her services and find out what an incredible resource she is to our store.

What Deborah offers:

*Home consultations
*Business consultations
*Backyard consultations for organic gardening and permaculture.

What a Sustainability Coach does:

She helps navigate all the information out there so you don't have to, and helps assess your lifestyle in terms of how friendly it is to you and the environment. Then she helps you on the journey to get where you want to go in terms of going green.

Deborah looks at a home or space as a whole system and helps that system work better, more efficiently, and more sustainably, all according to your income level and what you feel comfortable tackling. 

What kinds of questions frame the process of one of her eco-consultations:

How do you feel in this space?
How do you want to feel in this space?
How do you want this space to work?
What environmental steps do you want to take?
How can we make nature work for us in this space?

Topics covered in a typical home consult:

For example, she might look at energy efficiency, air quality and non-toxic alternatives, water conservation and water issues, sustainable kitchen practices, kids' health and environment, passive solar and air flow, making nature work for the home, replacing inefficient/toxic products, and composting. 

What you walk away with:

A full report on her findings.
A follow-up phone conversation to make sure no questions are left unanswered.
Research and recommendations custom-tailored for you.

For more information on having a sustainability consultation, visit Deborah's website at www.creativegreen.net or to set up a consult, email her directly at creativegreen@hotmail.com.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Special Events for Moms in May

We've got a couple of special events in honor of Moms this month. We hope you and your mom (or aunt or pal) can join us. Here they are:

Cosmetics = Synthetics? with Randi Ragan, owner of GreenBliss Ecospa
Friday, May 8th 
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
30.00 admission
 (sign up with your mom, daughter, sister, or best friend and get 8.00 off)
Pamper yourself while learning 
about which cosmetics to use and which to avoid.

Admission includes:

*Randi Ragan, owner of GreenBliss Ecospa unlocks the mystery behind product labels and ingredients, shares the secret scandals of the "beauty" industry, and teaches participants how to make over your beauty drawer and medicine cabinet.
*Complimentary samples of All Shades' new cosmetic lines.
*Free mini-treatment! Choose from a mini-facial, mini-massage, or mini-makeover!
*15% Discount on any Ecospa Services.
*$100 Gift certificate toward an EcoSpa Party.
*Wine, juice, and snacks. 
*Raffle prizes!

Organic Gardening Workshop With Mom
Saturday, May 9th
10a.m.- 2 p.m.
@ a private residence in Los Feliz

Topics will include:
Soil Health
Raised Bed Gardening
Crop Rotation/companion planting
Integrated Pest Management
and More!

For more information or to RSVP for either event, , please email info@allshadesofgreen or call 323-665-7454.

photo credit: health spa guru

Eco-Jewelry from Liza Shtromberg

The owner of All Shades of Green is also a jewelry designer and owner of Liza Shtromberg Jewelry in Los Feliz on Hillhurst. She's proud to announce her jewelry eco-happenings, including fine, recycled metals,  a brand new recycled ecoresin line, and the opportunity for the public to recycle their old precious metals to receive store credit! Visit the store to see more.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Water Devices April Roundup to Have You Saving H2O All Year

As our water focus in April comes to a close, we want to leave you with a few of our favorite water products you can find in the store or, with some, for purchase at our new website.


Shower buckets can be used to collect water while you're waiting for the stream to get hot enough--instead of going down the drain, it can be used to water the plants!

We've told you before about the ingenious Hughie sink, a similar concept but this one's for your sink (or tub). It captures the water you use to wash dishes or hands or to rinse veggies and then allows you to you simply pick it up and use that same perfectly good water to soak your plants. Genius, right? We think so.

Faucet aerators can reduce your water use by up to a gallon per minute (280 gallons per month)! And they're easy to install and super inexpensive to boot. Perfect for kitchen and bathroom sinks.

Showerhead shut off valves are simple and super-savers. Just flip the switch while you're lathering up or shaving instead of having to mess with the bath fixtures. Flip again when you need water again--a navy shower made easy.

Smart faucets  operate similarly. When you're not pushing the convenient lever, the water flow stops at the sink to give you time to lather your hands with soap. When you're ready to rinse, you simply lean on that lever again. I cannot wait to get my hands under one of these to start saving up to 5,000 gallons a year.

Shower timers will keep you on track for your desired water-conserving shower.

And while you're at it, you can PURIFY IT, too:

For bathtime, we've got a shower filter that fits with low-flow devices and takes out 90% of that pesky chemical, chlorine, that dries out your hair and skin and maybe worse.  There's a filter ball for baby's baths, too.

With the Aquasana filter, you get fresh, pure water free of chlorine, lead, pharmaceuticals and microbes, while still getting natural minerals. Each filter lasts for six months or 500 gallons and I can speak from experience that this water tastes delicious, leaving me feeling healthier.

Then, fill up your safe, snazzy on the go water bottle to save money and keep plastic out of your body and landfills.

We hope you'll consider whether one of these tools might be right for you to save water every day of the year. 

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free Spa Night--Tonight!

If you're looking for rejuvenation this evening, we invite you to 
an evening of pampering and relaxation at our first-ever Spa Night!
It's all-natural, of course.

*Come and meet the women behind two of our most popular pampering products:

*Enjoy complimentary a chair massage and hand treatment, as well as juice, wine, and snacks.  

*Plus, catch our three-day Earth Day Reminder Sale on day one and score your favorite products at a discount before they're sold out!

Here's the skinny on spa night:
Thursday, April 30th
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
@ All Shades of Green in Silver Lake

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Silver Lake's Earth Ball Pics

Some 2,000 or more bags were collected for Silver Lake's Earth Ball event yesterday.

Here's the event captured on film if you weren't there to see it for yourself.

The bags:

The ball in progress: 

The infamous "bag monster" costume, here modeled by the lovely Elizabeth:

Read more about Silver Lake's plastic bag project.

We hope you each had a meaningful Earth Day yesterday.