All posts tagged: New York

Birthday Wishes, Give With Love, xo

On 13th October 2013, I started a birthday tradition, whereby I selected a group of charities to raise awareness and funds for.  I asked friends and family to kindly make a donation in lieu of gifts.  In my twenties, I had reached a point in my life where I no longer needed to accumulate more things.  I love presents just as much as anyone, but the truth was I didn’t need them.  I would rather friends and family give what they would have spent on a birthday present to a charity instead.  So, with that in mind, I used my blog as a platform to help raise awareness for the selected charities over the years.  This year, the theme is blue.  It is the commonality between all three charities I would like to highlight this year.  Blue is representative of the ocean, which directly correlates to both Force Blue and Grand Cayman Eco Divers: Coral Nursery Conservation Program.  Having spent nearly my entire life living on an island, I am drawn to the ocean.  I …

How To Throw A Susty Party 101

Photo Credit: Susty Party Calling all hostesses with the mostess and party animals! In the wake of New Year’s, the confetti has been swept away and you may find yourself reminiscing over the spectacular party you were at on New Year’s Eve. You wonder when will be the next great party? Good news! You can party like Gatsby and do it in eco chic style! The fabulous ladies from Susty Party have got the party supplies to make your next party or celebration a smash success! Behind The Party Scenes Photo Credit: Susty Party Meet Emily Doubilet and Jessica Hosley! They are the dynamic duo who founded Susty Party in 2009. Susty Party is based in Brooklyn, NY on a mission to make “everyday living and entertaining more sustainable” (Susty Party). Their company offers stylish, fun and chic party supplies ranging from cutlery, cups, napkins to party decorations all made with love and with an eco-conscious mindset. Their products are of high-quality and were designed specifically to be: plastic-free, non-toxic, compostable, biodegradable and made with …

Champagne + Polariod’s

Post New Year’s, Birthdays or any celebration which requires a bottle of Champagne, consider keeping the corks to use later for displaying polaroid photos.  You can also use regular 4×6 photos.  Below are some samples of polariods displayed on recycled champagne corks. The photos of New York and Toronto, as you can tell are not a polariod per se.  I thought it would be fun to recreate the polaroid, and add in some design elements.  When throwing a birthday bash, dinner party, or event consider displaying photos on repurposed champagne corks to personalize your event. with love from one tree hugger to another, xo    

Keepsakes: Letters, Postcards, Photos + Cards

The art of writing letters seems almost to be a lost art.  I may be one of the few who still loves to write letters and send postcards.  I have to admit I have quite a little treasure trove of keepsakes such as letters, postcards, tickets from concerts, shows on Broadway to Ballets, metro cards from traveling around New York etc I keep all that stuff, I’m pretty sentimental that way.  It may seem silly, but I look at it as preserving memories and holding onto a moment.  With all the traveling I do, I can’t help but send postcards to my best of friends, and sister. I have found that one of the best ways to house all my keepsakes and the beautiful memories they are linked to, is by repurposing boxes, such as shoe boxes or even perfume gift set boxes (as in the case of my keepsake box). If you love to hold on to cards, letters, postcards, concert tickets and photos or whatever items you hold dear as a keepsake treasure …