Mad Hatter’s tea parties with an eco twist

March 29, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

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‘We’re all mad here’ at for all things Alice in Wonderland!  While the beloved tale has been interpreted in Tim Burton’s latest movie, it has managed to creep up as an inspiration in everything from cute blue bows to afternoon tea parties in cafes everywhere. Have a look at some of our picks to recreate Wonderland at home or have a wicked wonderful time about town. Eleni Sardi goes down the eco rabbit hole.

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Local, home treasures: discover Emmaus

March 25, 2010 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

CrocksThere’s treasure that gives back to the community with Emmaus, turning the perception of homelessness on its head while providing chic and unique interiors locally. Madeleine Reiss writes.

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Fairtrade Fortnight roasting hot daily pick: caffeine fix

February 26, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

coffee300Fairtrade coffee seems to be on everyone’s lips these days as large coffee chains use it for their drinks. You can always brew a perfect cuppa at home as well with a Fairtrade Organic blend like the one we’ve picked from Taylors of Harrogate. Eleni Sardi writes.

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Aphrodisiac food for a spicy Valentine’s day

February 11, 2010 by Jennifer Butler · Leave a Comment 

straw300If you want to spice up your Valentine’s Day this year, add a few saucy ingredients into the mix and see where the night takes you. Jenny Butler is looking at the hottest aphrodisiacs that will put the fire back into any relationship, or spark a new one.

Top 10 ideas for candlelight romance

February 6, 2010 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

corfe300As the dark winter nights continue, we all need a bit of light in our lives. As more people stay in this Valentine’s Day to save money, it’s nice to treat yourself and create a relaxing atmosphere.  Jennifer Butler has picked her ten romantically refreshing eco candles.

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The story of ‘The Princess and the Pea’ in modern eco-times

February 3, 2010 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

toro bed-natural has been searching for beds and linen that will definitely help all eco-princes and princesses enjoy a good night’s sleep in time for National Storytelling Week and to snooze happily ever after. Eleni Sardi writes.

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Sneak preview: ReVampt gets quilted with V&A special exhibition

December 11, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

tablefortwo300If Oscar de la Renta’s recent pre-fall couture collection is anything to go by, we will all be coveting patchwork in the new year, but if high-end luxury loveliness is a little too costly for both your purse and your planet then maybe ReVampt have the answer with its new collection of patchworks, launching in February.  Louise Black writes.
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Top 10 inspiring reads: coffee table style

December 9, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

slowlifeRearranging your interiors is never an easy task, but by embellishing your living room furniture with an assortment of eco design books is a great way to ensure your enthusiasm doesn’t run out.  These mini-muses are sure to establish themselves as both a centerpiece for your coffee table and your guests’ conversation over the Christmas holidays. Charlotte Marland writes.
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20 Beautiful Christmas Gifts

November 11, 2009 by Jen Marsden · 3 Comments 

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It’s hard not to get a little excited about Christmas, especially when we’re noticing the first signs of pretty festive shop displays. We’d love you to have a stylish eco Christmas, of course, so we spoke to 20 creative talents with good taste in all things green for some ethical inspiration, including Livia Firth, Creative Director at Eco Age, and designer Wayne Hemingway. Here, they share what eco gift they most desire this Christmas or the eco present they have received that has mattered the most.  Read more

Get Crafty for Christmas

October 28, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

zebra300This holiday season is the time to share creativity with your loved ones by gifting unique presents, such as  crafty favourite ‘make your own’ kits! Eleni Sardi writes.
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