So, my singer/actress/teacher sister Susannah,
(seen above amidst terrifying gang of stuffed animals),
and I took a trip to New York City recently on our usual starving-artist-style, shoestring budgets!
We are so grateful for wonderful friends who offered us beautiful, cozy accommodations and a delicious breakfast!
We stopped by ABC Home which must be the biggest indoor bazaar in the world.
A little about the incredibly inspiring head of ABC home, Paulette Cole.
- In 2004, Cole decided to transform ABC Home, the Manhattan-based retailer of upscale home design, into a mission-based business focusing on the environment and social responsibility. She began by asking furniture manufacturers where they sourced their wood. Today ABC Home sells 650 choices of “good wood” furniture…
- In 2009, She was one of Time Magazine’s Green Design 100. Time Magazine 2009 Green 100: Paulette Cole
- Paula Cole in Healing Arts Magazine: Best of Responsible Capitalism 2009
- This Sept. 2011, Paulette Cole at the Urban Zen WIE (Women Inspiration and Enterprise) Symposium ForaTV (VIDEO) The Green Revolution Go to 24: 42 for Paula.
Because of her amazing leadership, today, ABC Home carries a huge selection of deliciously pure, non-toxic, and organic products.
ABC Home carries sublimely gorgeous, GOTS certified organic, vegetable dyed Raksha Bella Organic Linens. Angels sing when people make fabrics like this. If you listen closely you will hear them.
Redflower Perfumes: Pure flower and herb distillations in usda certified organic oil.
Packaged in 80% post consumer recycled paper.
Produced and printed at 100% wind-powered plant in usa.
Two seriously great guys wearing sparkly gold crowns
let me take their picture. LOVE this picture.
In addition, ABC Kitchen, ABC Home’s new restaurant, just won Best New Restaurant of 2011 by the James Beard Foundation. This restaurant is sustainable, local, and organic – from the decor to the food and they have committed to sourcing 70% of the menu from within 90 miles of the restaurant between May and October. Have I said that I love Paulette Cole? Paulette, wherever you are, I love you.
Next time I am going to bring my suit case and move in like Corduroy the bear in the children’s book by Don Freeman.
We look forward to trying brunch there!
For this trip, we ate lunch at Gust Organics Restaurant, the first USDA certified
Organic Restaurant in New York. I have heard
that it’s USDA certified organic bar is the first of its kind on the planet!
Very reasonably priced!
This was our outrageously sweet and adorable waitress!
We drank yummy green drinks!
and ate the following truly delicious meals.
Every town in America needs a Gust Organics!!
EVERY town needs a Gust Organics instead of McDonalds!
Listen up venture capitalists, the time is now!
For the red meat eaters out there,
I had to take a pic of this organic beef burger restaurant sign. Go NYC!
No antibiotics. No growth promoting hormones. No pesticides in the cow’s food.
Some very cool eco-friendly displays at Anthropology
Old tennis rackets with mirrors
Reused glass orange juice bottles, jars, and
other glass containers make beautiful terrariums
test tubes and gutted light bulbs hold dried flowers
Man on his way to Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science.
And on a final note, no trip to NYC is complete without the amazing