Happy Thursday. I suspect today will be a damn fine day thanks to a little inspiration that I've rummaged through over the past week. Read on for all things about curing cabin fever in NYC, achieving just-rolled-out-of-bed sex hair and taking a stand, especially when it comes to sustainable fashion & food.
Let's plan ahead. Are you free on Saturday, May 3rd? Support a worthy cause and satisfy your sweet tooth by swinging by No Kid Hungry's Bake Sale at the Brooklyn Flea and grab some treats from your favorite NYC bakeries and bloggers. What am I making? Well, you'll just have to come by in order to find out...
This weather lately is all just a bunch of PMS. Freezing one day, bright and beautiful the next. Regardless, here are ten spots to help cure that cabin fever. Everything from a maze-like market (cardio!) to mani-pedis and artisinal bakeries in Willy B. NYC surely is a good place to get lost for a weekend.
After dropping off four full bags of clothing and accessories this past week, the sense of purging is quite liberating. Use a weekend morning to go through your wardrobe and bag away any unwanted or unused belongings and drop them off at a nearby Housing Works. They'll take anything and everything. Bonus: You can write it off on your taxes!
Beauty in the Raw
Wake up like you just did it. And perhaps maybe you did. Actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg is pretty much the epitome of just-woke-up-like-this sex hair. Looks like one of the secrets for (ahem) thicker hair is Kiehl's Creme with Silk Groom. Or you could just roll out of bed and be on your way.
And speaking of Kiehl's, they've created a limited edition Earth Day Masque. Purifying and deep pore cleansing oh my. Formulated with Amazonian White Clay to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores. A [twenty-three dollar] price tag well worth it, and you don't even have to be a hippie to celebrate this one. Peace, love, and clear skin.
Taking A Stand
If you live in New York, you may have seen or heard about the full page ad in yesterday's New York Times about putting an end to fast fashion. "Fast-fashion clothing isn’t meant to outlast three washes and, as a result, 2.5 billion pounds of clothing end up in landfills each year." The ladies behind the brand believe in taking a stand in support of revolutionizing manufacturing processes in order to place timeless, quality, and ethically produced apparel back on store shelves.
Struck with an unexpected illness, Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella went from a young sugar addict to adopting a strictly plant based diet. Just adding in one new serving of fruits or vegetables a day is an easy place to start and while everyone doesn't have to eat this way all the time, every change makes a difference.
How awesome [adorable] are these custom engraved rolling pins? While I'm not the most avid baking queen, I wouldn't mind rolling around some cookie dough that leaves a trail of dinosaurs. Don't be surprised if you find a goody bag of "& be well" imprinted vegan cookies in your mailbox soon...
Stationary is the perfect way to make someone smile. Why not tell someone that their day will be a damn fine day or that they deserve a little bit of treat yo self? I could spend hours looking through clever stationary at Paper Source in SoHo and have recently loved finding excuses to use them, such as for my recent spring tapas dinner party.