Being Green Fashion & Style Food & Wine Shopping: Being Green Fashion & Style Food & Wine Shopping
The heck with ordering from Amazon or Lands’ End, why not be more original and shop from a quaint online boutique? I’m thrilled to see that mom-and-pop Internet businesses continue to open daily, so let’s patronize them as much as possible. These little shops and shopping offers—whether online or on your street corner—make up the soul of America.
For pampered pups, order some freshly-baked dog treats from My Dog’s Bakery, a business recently located to Ridgway, Colorado. I can’t say they’re delicious, however, they are yummy-looking and surely lovingly made.
Have a food snob on your list? If it’s one that has a penchant for popcorn, you absolutely must send him or her a selection of nibblies from 479degrees popcorn. Their slick packaging impresses the most discriminating connoisseurs as much as their gourmet flavors such as Black Truffle & White Cheddar, Fleur de Sel Caramel, Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt and more. As for the 479 degree part, that’s apparently the best temperature for popping the corn!
Practical is a good way to go for gift giving, too. Practical, stylish, breathable and sustainable are even better. Check out the base layers and more from Cinnamon Wear, a Telluride, Colorado-based business. Many of the pieces are so well-cut that they can be worn on their own. Think sexy après-ski.
Have a fashionista on your list? How about Yves Saint Laurent: the Retrospective Gift? It comes with two VIP tickets to the YSL exhibition opening at the Denver Art Museum in March, the lavishly illustrated catalog from the original exhibition in Paris and a chance to win tickets to the exclusive YSL opening gala. Of course all this arrives exquisitely wrapped in a pink and black box.
Check out Sustainable Futures for lots of eco-friendly gift ideas—I love the shopping here! The Women’s Bean Project, based in Denver, also provides different options for socially-conscious gift giving. They have a Giada DeLaurentis Lentil soup mix that’s perfect for the New Year. Lentils are considered a food that brings fortune, so they are often consumed at New Year’s, especially by the Italians.
Have to run now, but check back tomorrow since I should have a few more recommendations. It looks like UPS is late today.