Dec
09

Ice Cream Shoppe Party

Greenista Girl Shivani

birthday party, ice cream shoppe birthday party

This is my daughter Anya’s 1st Birthday Party that I held in Delray Beach, FL at a beautiful restaurant called Tryst.

Details of the Party:

The Inspiration for the Party is Ice Cream Shoppe, from HostessWithTheMostess.com.  I purchased the Printable Set of designed papers from Anna and Blue Paperie, from their Etsy Shop.  I scoured Etsy for over a month, collecting ideas and thoughts, before I finally picked this theme.  I originally planned to do a Mad Hatter Tea Party, but we’ll save that for another bday.

The frames are from IKEA, the glittery boxes are Michael’s small white boxes with The Paper Source glitter wrapping paper on top.  All ribbons came from Michael’s.  I designed the flowers with my florist Zergio at La Bella Rosa Florist.  They turned out gorgeous.  The sparkly stems in there came from Michael’s, the pink buckets are from IKEA.

The cupcake stands and cupcakes are from Cupcake Couture in Delray Beach, FL.  These cupcakes are amazing and always so gorgeous.  The glass jars are from Michael’s, Home Goods has some as well.  The Gumballs are from Gumballs.com and BulkCandyStore.com.  Gumballs are very expensive, so I have a collection now from all the parties.  The glass jars are very fragile and break very easily, so handle them carefully.

The ice cream cone jars were from Pier 1 imports, as were the containers for toppings.  The clean white ice cream cups were from Etsy.  If you have any questions about anything I crafted for the party, just email me and I’ll let you know.  -Shivani

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Oct
31

Eco-chic: Mister Ecologie and One Development & Consulting’s Electree

Greenista Tasha

The Electree, a solar bonsai equipped with 27 solar panels, was conceived by French Metz-based designer Vivien Muller to recharge electronic devices.

In an interview with ulule, Muller said, “Nature has selected over millions of years the most efficient structures to capture solar energy. The tree’s shape is thus the best mean to take advantage of the solar energy.”

Muller’s design, inspired by trees’ photosynthesis, is eco-chic, and integrates sustainable living with functionality and a high-end aesthetic. Truly taking efficiency into account, the Electree uses high-quality amorphous silicon in their solar panels, which optimizes solar cell efficiency.

For those creative eco-landscapers, each of the Electree’s solar panel modules can also rotate freely, giving you ultimate control over your solar bonsai’s shape. For those on the go, the Electree can be charged in less than 36 hours of sunshine, near a window indoors to maximize solar energy intake throughout the course of the day, and be used to charge mobile electronic devices via USB connection.

The Electree’s presale will fund the product’s long-term launch, with the hopes of selling 400 Electrees by October 15th (buyers will receive their trees before Christmas).

Specs:

Solar Panels: 27 Amorphous Silicon Solar Panels; 96 mm x 96 mm ea.

Height: 40 cm

Battery Capacity: 13,500 mAh (an iPhone battery capacity is 1,500 mAh)

Outputs: USB connection + AC plug

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Even purchasing the tiniest bit of fur trim supports the cruel fur industry.
May
16

Fur Real? Fur Banned from Catwalk

Brianne

Fashion and fur have been linked since the beginning of time. But whereas our cave sisters wore it to keep warm, fashionistas these days wear it for style. Despite the many protesters and PETA supporters, there still has not been a ban on it … until now.

Sure you’ve seen the protesters at NYC fashion week with their heart-breaking signs but it was the protesters in Seoul, South Korea that eventually got the word across. The subject of their rant, Fendi. The Italian fashion house, known for their fur craftmanship, just found out that Seoul is forcing the fashion house to leave the fur to the animals and off the catwalk.

Fendi released a statement saying the designer had difficulty understanding the decision as they had spent months preparing it. They also added they will still negotiate to keep their real fur in. City official Seo Jeong-hyup said Monday that Seoul subsequently demanded it because of negative public sentiments.

Us Greenista Girls have to say that we are happy that animals are getting a voice … even if it’s just starting in South Korea.

Would you ever where fur?

A. Never

B. Only vintage

C. Not sure

Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.

More than 50 million animals are violently killed for use in fashion every year.
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Royal Wedding viewing starts at 6am so set your DVR!
Apr
26

Kate and Prince William: Eco Wedding Details

Brianne

It’s finally coming … Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding is this weekend. Squeal! They royal event that all little girls dream of will air this Saturday and we might be more excited than the bride. So since we have eco-friendly on the brain 24/7 we love that the royal couple is adding eco touches to their lavish affair.

The Cake: Middleton picked an organic fair-trade wedding cake to snack on at the festivities.

The Dress: Her dress, although not relieved yet, is speculated to be a local UK designer.

The Tux: Prince William will wear his current military uniform.

The Blooms: The flowers will be local flowers that are native to Britain.

The Jewels: This soon-to-be princess will be wearing borrowed jewels from the family and a hand-me-down crown.

What can’t you wait to see at this royal wedding? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.

Get tips for your own eco-friendly weddings at The Knot.com.
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Mar
10

Eco-friendly Trench from Jonano

Greenista Girl Neha

Now that the weather is warming up in the East Coast (yah! and finally!) we’re keeping our eyes on this Jonano Trench Coat for those rainy spring days. Made from hemp denim, this belted trench rocks in a glamorous way. Jonano puts an eco twist on this classic by using a hemp organic cotton dark wash structured denim with rugged “branch of peace” military button detailing. Stylish and sophisticated! Check out the eco deets …

- Certified Organic Cotton
- Organic Hemp
- Military button detailing
- Inset side pockets
- Self sash belt
- Sweat-shop free

Written by Greenista Girl Neha
Image by Clean Spirited/Jonano
$1 from every purchase is donated to environmental causes.
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