All posts tagged: eco friendly products

Nature is my Gym: 5 Sustainable Essentials For Your Workout

I love a great workout that makes me break a sweat.  There is nothing more satisfying.  Nature is my favourite gym. I love being outdoors.  In the spirit of setting fitness goals and stepping up my game when it comes to workouts, today on the blog we are sharing 5 sustainable essentials for your workout.  This is where sustainable fashion meets the gym.     1. Reusable Water Bottle Staying hydrated is imperative when you are doing a workout.  Especially, if nature is your gym, it can get pretty hot outside.  Always have your reusable bottle on standby.    2. Reef Safe Sunscreen Hello sunshine! No matter if you are running, holding a plank for 30 seconds or swimming in the ocean, don’t forget to put some sunscreen on.  Living in the Caribbean you can’t help but think about the ocean.  With this in mind, it is important to choose reef safe sunscreen options.  Coola sunscreen is available at Le Visage at Camana Bay.  3. Sustainable Fashion: Sustainable Swimsuit   Who knew swimwear could be …

Holiday Gift Guide: Saucha Conscious Living

Saucha Conscious Living has got some treats in store for you this holiday season.  All gifts are eco-friendly and made sustainably in the Cayman Islands.  Local Vegan Chef Britta Bush has whipped up her signature holiday kombucha flavors along with some fantastic eco-friendly skincare products that are bound to make excellent gifts this holiday season.  Bonus, all gift items are wrapped in true eco-friendly style. Cheers to Sorrel and Kombucha                 “All of our signature kombucha flavors are handcrafted and small-batch brewed. We like to infuse local, fresh and organic ingredients to enhance flavor and nutritional value. All of our bottles are sourced from local restaurants to aid the recycling effort in Cayman.”- Saucha Conscious Living Saucha Conscious Living is back with their holiday flavors that make the perfect gift for the hostess or beverage to serve at your holiday party. Limited edition flavors include Pumpkin Spice and Cran Mariner.  Seasonal flavors benefit Feed our Future, as proceeds from each bottle sold are donated.  Another great flavor, is …

Le Visage: Holiday Survival Kit

Let’s face it, as fun as the holidays are we all get a little worn down from all the parting like Gatsby, the Champagne flowing brunches, Christmas movie marathons while drinking hot cocoa topped with marshmallows, holiday shopping, gift wrapping, and the epic everything made from scratch family dinners.  We all power through because It is truly the most wonderful time of the year.  In between all the festivities, we should take some time for ourselves to recuperate and rejuvenate.  Le Visage  has an array of delightful items that will keep you looking your best and feel rejuvenated all through the holiday season.  Get ready for it… The ultimate Holiday Survival Kit.  Visit Le Visage at Camana Bay to pick up these great finds to help you survive the holidays.  The best part about these items is that they are all top quality, ethically made and animal cruelty free. The Holiday Survival Kit 1.Elemis Soothing Glow Candle, CI $37 When you find that moment to have all to yourself, or that Sunday morning that you …

Eco Chic Dog Bowls

Photo Credit: Canine Friends A local non-profit organization, Dog Treats Cayman, is repurposing wine boxes into stylish dog feeding stations. This creative endeavour is bringing awareness to both conservation and adopting local animals in need. Heidi and Mark have teamed up with local businesses including: Premier Wines, Grand Old House, Jacques Scott and BlackBeard’s who generously donate wooden wine boxes to be transformed in eco chic dog feeding stations. Repurposing the wooden wine boxes creates a sustainable product and supports local organisations. The elevated dog feeding stations are designed to facilitate healthy eating habits as well as other benefits. 100% of the proceeds are donated to PAWS of East End or Canine Friends. Both local charities encourage the community to adopt rescued animals in need of a forever home. Photo Credit: PAWS Cayman Islands Dog Coco The Benefits of Elevated Dog Feeding Stations Elevated dog feeding stations are said to offer multiple health benefits for dogs including: – Better body posture and comfort – Reduce stress/pressure on their neck and joints – Encourages dogs to …

Crookedfinger Art: Sustainable Fashion & Art

Crookedfinger Art is an expression of my person style and creative impulses. – Kim Cadenhead Meet Kim!  Kim Cadenhead is the founder of Crookedfinger Art.  Kim has a unique quirk, two crooked pinky fingers, a result of a genetic glitch.  Her little quirk resulted in the inspiration for her company name, it is an ode to her unique characteristic which she embraces and has allowed her to flourish as an artist with her original artistic style.  Kim is passionate about various medias for art projects.  Her portfolio includes: paintings on canvas, mixed media, handcrafted sustainable products and graphic t-shirt designs.  Kim recently took part in an artist workshop in North Carolina.  The workshop gave Kim an opportunity to grow as an artist and finesse her painting skills.  Her experience there lead to her latest creative endeavor a series of floral paintings on both canvas and repurposed wooden trays— both wonderful works of art for home decor. Kim is an artist who is inspired by the environment around her and incorporates the very essence of her …

Silver Thatch: Cayman’s National Tree

Our beautiful island that is set in the deep blue Caribbean Sea, is graced with a handful of majestic trees, such as the Cayman Logwood, Mahogany and Silver Thatch Palm.  The Silver Thatch Palm is Cayman’s sacred national tree.  A unique tree which is indigenous to Cayman.  I find that there is a greater abundance of Silver Thatch on the eastern side of the island.  It is a spectacular view to see the Silver Thatch palms swaying in the refreshing sea breeze, untouched, scattered along the remote and undeveloped areas in East End and North Side. When I hear the words Silver Thatch the first thing that comes to mind is Caymanian Heritage.  I think of the wonderful items handcrafted by Caymanians such as Silver Thatch, baskets, hats, fans and rope.   Back in the olden days Silver Thatch had two primary uses, such as: making thatch rooftops and rope.   A thatch roof would last up to 5-6 years.  There is an old folklore claiming that the thatch palms would be harvested during the night of …