Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Journey through the Eco-Chic Expo

Samples from Theo Chocolate, originally uploaded by Eco-Chic Expo.
Thank you to everyone who made it out to the 1st Eco-Chic Expo on May 1st. It was an eco-fabulous day. Rather than bore you with words about the day, visit our Eco-Chic Flickr album and journey through the day with our stunning photos.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Meet the Exhibitors: NEST and Natural Balance Home & Office

There's no better way to go ec0-chic than incorporating natural elements and philosophies into a space, whether at home or away from home. Eco-Chic Expo is thrilled to welcome two local design firms that specialize in creating unique, sustainable spaces.

Piper Lauri Salogga incorporates Eastern philosophies into her designs at Natural Balance. With a focus on serving her clients with both interior design services and recognizing how to create calm, rejuvenating spaces, Salogga indeed creates a natural balance.

Seattle's Sara Eizen of NEST offers interior design services, home organization and color consultation that's always eco-friendly and even budget friendly! Discover her talent for room redesign in this rec-room redux.

What's more is the pair's collaboration on Sit+Sip an innovative and ec0-friendly program and website dedicated to creating "events and resources to green up your home with style." This design dream team's past events have included home accessories swaps to give new life to home furnishings.

Come find out how to give new life to your space with a few ec0-tips this May Day!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Freshen Any Space Naturally

There are so many ways to spruce up a room sustainably. A new room update doesn't require spending a dime if you gather up a few eco-chic tips!

An easy and natural way to create atmosphere in any room is through scent. Consider the delight from delicious kitchen aromas or the smell of a bubble bath. At the May 1st Eco-Chic Expo, exhibitor Satsuma Designs will help guests create these scents to turn each day into a springtime stroll. Here's a little recipe they've cooked up.

Sweet Smells from Satsuma Designs - Natural Room Scents
- Fill a clean bottle with a narrow top 2/3 full with water
- Add 2 TBS vodka (top or bottom shelf doesn't matter!)
- Ad a few drops of your favorite essential oil or extract (we love grapefruit and any citrus scent that is so fresh! Also consider almond or vanilla extract that you might have in the pantry)
- Soak bamboo diffuser reeds in the bottle for 15 minutes
- Turn the reeds and enjoy!
- Please turn the reeds every third day to freshen the scent.

Satsuma Designs will be handing out bamboo diffuser reeds for guests to take home and mix up their own happy scents.

See you on May Day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Massage for the Greater Good

This just in...

Exhibitor Clear Awakening Massage will donating all proceeds from chair massages done at the Eco-Chic Expo to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You'll relax a bit more during your massage knowing that you are helping blood cancer patients live longer, stronger lives.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meet the Exhibitors: Theo Chocolate

Dark or milky, salty or sweet, and always, rich, delicious and green. That’s Seattle’s own Theo Chocolate. Green you say? Yes, Theo Chocolate is the first in the U.S. and best of its kind to use all natural, organic ingredients in all of their delectable treats. From their Fremont chocolate factory, the company has been mixing their magic since 2006 and has enjoyed international attention winning numerous awards in the specialty food industry. Not easily done in a very competitive gourmet confection industry where Theo Chocolate is a star.

Eco-chic Expo is thrilled to welcome a Seattle household name like Theo Chocolate to our May Day event. What’s better is that the Theo team will be sampling their seasonal sensations. Come by to try their heavenly flavor creations such as Spicy Chili or Fig, Fennel,and Almond (our personal favorite!)

Meet the Exhibitors: Full Circle Farm

You may not know it, but chances are if you've eaten out in the Seattle area, tasted tidbits at a neighborhood farmers market or enjoyed eye-catching produce at your local co-op, you've dined on Full Circle Farm's organic fare. Full Circle Farm is a prolific, sustainably tended farm nestled in the Snoqualmie Valley. With over 50 crops of organically grown produce on 400 acres, Full Circle Farms is true testament to what a few acres and a dream can become.

The team of farmers at Full Circle Farm now supply restaurants, co-ops as well as operate their popular community supported agriculture (CSA) program that delivers to the Eco-Chic Expo venue host, Ravenna Eckstein Community Center.

We're so lucky to welcome Full Circle Farm and their fresh veggies to our May Day event. Please come by find out how tasty and fresh eco-chic can be!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meet the Exhibitors: Sustainable Style Foundation

Seattle's on the edge. The leading edge of the sustainability movement and it has the Sustainable Style Foundation (SSF) to thank. This almost decade old organization is leading the charge with its mantra to 'look fabulous, live well, do good.' Is there anything more eco-chic?

The stylists behind SSF are creating a stylish space for Eco-Chic Expo guests to chill and chat about all things green and gorgeous. Come by to relax and hear about how local Seattle companies, even global brands, look to SSF for guidance on best practices in getting green. With their new SSFTags program, the not-for-profit organization is making great strides in helping companies evaluate their efforts in a variety of categories: Human Rights, Environmental and other business practices. Now when you see an SSFTag you know you can trust the brand to show its commitment to helping customers look fabulous, live well and always do good.

Come share your style!