Holiday Shopping at LNBF: ecochick enjoys.

IMG_5844Clothes are fun. Oh my, clothes are fun. But as a busy mom slash businessperson, I also need clothes to be functional.

LNBF (Leave Nothing But Footprints) generously shared a few pieces of their Fall/Winter collection with me.  This is really exciting for a few reasons. 1. New clothes wooo!  2. Ecofriendly clothes wooo!  3. Holiday shopping time wooo! But the question really was, does LNBF stuff stand up to the promise?  Ecofriendly and comfortable? Stylish and durable? (more…)

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Explore Ontario’s Greenbelt

I grew up in the country. The first home I remember was surrounded by farmers’ fields – cows grazing, haygrass blowing in the wind. I became a city dweller many (many) (ssshh) years ago. And I’ve always loved the city. But even in the middle of the bustle, I’ve always sought out green space. I love the energy of the city, but finding a green oasis or even getting completely out into the country reminds me:  being constantly surrounded by people and concrete is disconnected from what actually keeps us alive. Fields growing food. Animals grazing. Watersheds cleaning away the toxins we spew in to them every day. Vast forests scrubbing clean the air we breathe. (more…)

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LiveGreen Toronto Festival

LGTF_TopBanner_banner_850x150Are you at loose ends this weekend? This sounds like a fantastic Green event for you Toronto folk – the LiveGreen Toronto Festival at Yonge and Dundas square, this Saturday from 11-8 pm. There will be a green Street Market, a fun Kids Zone, A Swapsity Swap zone, super informative and interactive presentations on the community stage and super fun and danceable entertainment on the main stage. Lots more information on their website – hop on a subway and come on down for a fun green afternoon!

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LNBF Summer Sale!

From the inbox today, I came across a supah-fun email. Do you need a pretty summer dress or a light cardigan in case of evening breezes? Toronto’s LNBF (Leave Nothing But Footprints) has some nice summer markdowns on very versatile (and comfy-looking) pieces. I really love this Jasmine dress – the crossover is very flattering and I just love a swirly skirt – with pockets! – in the summer. I’d pair that with this supernice Daisy cardigan – short in front, nice and long in back. (more…)

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Fresh City Farms: Organic Gardening 101

Last weekend was just so gorgeous. Sunny and warm and beautiful. This summer (yes, I’m calling it summer already) almost feels like it’s too good to be true, after last winter’s misery. But it’s already going so fast – it’s June! My sorels are barely dry and there’s still a pile of hats and scarves at the front door because I feel like it’s tempting fate to put them away. (more…)

EWG's Guide To Safer Sunscreens

Stay Sun Safe: ecochick.ca Top Sunscreen Tips

Gosh, isn’t summer wonderful? We spent the entire weekend out in the hot hot sun. And remembering some old sun protection habits that we’ve forgotten for the last several long, cold months. We want to enjoy the wonderful outdoorsy-ness of summer, but we want to make sure we’re sun safe. For us, that involves an arsenal of shade, physical coverage, and sunscreens. And we’ve learned a few things along the way. Before you grab the first bottle of goop off the drugstore shelf: Not all sunscreens are created equal, by a long shot. Make sure you check these handy ecochick.ca Sunscreen Tips to ensure you have a great – and safe – day in the sun! (more…)

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