Here are some of my favorites:
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Here are some of my favorites:
Check out Pose Prints for truly unique, cute stationary. Available for a variety of occasions, you can customize the characters to look like you and your groom! Pick your pose, choose your hairstyle, eyebrows, lips and more. Put some bling on your finger, and a cute prego belly, make it truly you!
To Have and to Help - Wedding Week
"If 10,000 NY Biter-brides wear a once-used dress instead of buying a new one, we'll keep the weight of almost 60,000 attendants in pesticides out of the environment."
Do you take this Vera Wang for 70% off and to benefit Brooklyn children's charities? We do. And so does the Bridal Garden, a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit boutique where you can find beautiful, gently used gowns and accessories at huge discounts. Most items are donated by NY's power designers - such as Reem and Vera - from overstock or sample inventory, and all proceeds benefit charter schools in NYC. You can also donate your own wedding duds (come on, you know you're never gonna wear them again) and anything BG can't sell, it'll recycle. All this makes for less trashed fabric in the long run, sitting in landfills till death do you part...
Bridal Garden, 54 West 21st St., Suite 907 b/t 5th and 6th Aves. (212-252-0661). Dress viewing and donations by appointment only.
Lick Your Plate - Wedding Week
"If 10,000 NY Biters choose a locally sourced menu for a 100-guest event, we'll save the weight of nearly 10 mil wedding attendants in CO2 emissions from blowin' in the wind."
Nerves about fitting into that wedding dress have you starving for good eats? You and your guests will lick your plates clean if Cleaver Company caterers have anything to do with it. Its chefs custom-create delish event menus using only locally sourced ingredients and organic foods whenever possible, so you can clean your plate without worrying about pesticides or extra CO2 emissions. With seasonal dishes like Organic Beef Crostini, local Figs Poached in Port, and Truffled White Bean Dip, no one's going to pass on the hors d'oevres. And its organic wedding cakes are the perfect way to cap off the celebration...of knowing you never have to go to another dress fitting again.
The Cleaver Company, at the Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave. b/t 15th and 16th Sts. (212-741-9174).
In the Cards - Wedding Week
"If 10,000 NY Biter-brides send 100 invitations and 100 thank you cards made from completely recycled materials instead of virgin paper, we'll save over 700 trees."
Are both style and eco-savvy in the cards for your wedding invites? They can be. By Invitation Only has hundreds of 100%-recycled, tree-saving paper invitation designs on hand - from modern, bold styles to formal, classic white. And no, they don't look like that paper pulp mash you made in 5th-grade art class - the texture rivals traditional nonrecycled invites. (We're using the romantic, four-layer, square cards designed with textured leaves as thank you notes). The company also encourages forgoing duel envelopes and/or choosing postcard replies, which means saving bucks on postage is in the cards too.
Tarnished jewelry. OK, we exaggerate, but if you want your jewelry to really shine, it needs a good polish from time to time. Bring back the twinkle faster than you can say "Here's Johnny" with with nontoxic eco-methods.
- Avoiding horror-inducing chems. Some conventional jewelry cleaners contain ammonia, which is a lung irritant.
- Eco-gleam. Less body-harming chem production means less chance of those chems harming nature. Ammonia, for example, can be toxic to aquatic life.
- Effectiveness. These options shine things up like the pros.
- Purosol Jewelry Cleaning Kit - comes with a gem-cleaning spray and a microfiber cloth for extra glitter; cleans all types, including bone, resin, shell, and stone jewelry ($10).
- Homewood Metal Polish - lemon oil and mineral formula helps scrub away tarnish on almost any metal ($6).
- DIY Bite: Use a soft toothbrush and (non-ammonia) eco-window cleaner to polish gems, or a soft toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste for metal. Wipe off any residue with a damp cloth.
Find out more at www.idealbite.com
Sunday, February 10, 2008
More dresses to come soon. Check out The Knot's top 50 dresses from New York Fashion Week at www.theknot.com.