Monday, April 28, 2008

It can be easy to be green!

Here's my little roundup of my favourite parts of the Green Living Show yesterday...

Favourite Vendors
Toronto Vegetarian Association - they gave out these really awesome directories that list all of the vegetarian restaurants in Toronto by location as well as natural food stores, caterers, cooking classes, B&Bs and much more. Very cool, and will probably be helpful when deciding where to eat with my veg friends and sisters.
Coop Mille et une fa├žons - Really neat eco-friendly gifts and products using recycled materials.
Heart on Your Sleeve - Hip and stylish Canadian-made ethical fashions and more.
Hey Jute - Eco-friendly accessories made from Jute (duh!). Totes, belts, iPod cases, yoga mat wraps, laptop sleeves and more! Plus they donate 2% of every sale to charity. And I love their name.

Free Samples
HOLY FREE SAMPLES RADMAN! I am a sample fanatic and this was definitely the place to be! Came home with a bag full plus got to try many delicious food and drinks on the show floor. Many green products are a little priceyer than their harmful counterparts so all these samples are great to test out new options without dropping all the cash on something I may not like.
I am currently sipping my complementary can of R.W. Knudsen Family's Lemon Lime Juice Spritzer. Tis very nice indeed.
My favourite sample has to be my free slice of handmade soap from Lush (MY FAVOURITE STORE EVER). Got a sample of their Sexy Peel soap that was so fresh I can't even use it for a couple of days because it hasn't fully hardened. It smells delicious!

The Algonquin Tea Co. - I picked up a pack of their 'Lucid Dream' Tea. Stay tuned to this blog for my upcoming reports on whether it works for me or not and comparing its effects to my outrageous "cheese dreams".
So Nice - Organic Fortified Chocolate Soy Milk. Super bummed that they didn't have the vanilla chai soy milk for sale. I fell in love after my sample.
Lush - I cannot walk buy Lush without walking away with at least SOMETHING. I was very restrained and only purchased the Karma bubble bar and the Butterball bath bomb (which I plan on using later tonight!)

Just Plain Rad
Courtney and I took a walk through the amazing Canuhome. All I can say is I WANT TO LIVE IN ONE! Check out the site

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