Green is the New Black: How to Shop Eco on Earth Day
With Earth Day upon us, it’s time to give Mother Nature some extra love. As in shopping green, which has never been easier at The Shops at Columbus Circle — from food and fashion to lotions and potions.
Stock up on organic, good-for-the-earth beauty products at L’Occitane en Provence, such as its ultra-nourishing Shea Butter Lip Balm, made from the extract of shea tree fruit kernels. And feel good that shea trees help support sustainable land use. Explore nature’s medicine cabinet further at Aveda, the masters of pure plant-based hair and body products. You can’t go wrong with the best-selling Rosemary Mint Shampoo, as gentle on your hair as it is kind to the earth.
Being green isn’t only for the neck up: Buy sustainable, earth-friendly threads at fashion pioneer Eileen Fisher. We’re obsessed with the Fisher Project Round Neck Maxi Dress. Not only is it crafted from an innovative biofiber called Tencel, made from sustainably harvested trees, it’s breathable, easy to wear and totally sophisticated. Perfect for staying cool on sweltering morning commutes.
After working up an appetite, head over to foodie-haven Williams-Sonoma to pick up Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, an indispensable guide to eating seasonally, locally and organically. Select from 245 recipes, such as roasted pumpkin soup with sage cream or baby arugula salad with berries and Gorgonzola. Then walk down one floor to get all the organic ingredients you need from Whole Foods Market’s Responsibly Grown program. And wow your guests with a delicious — and eco-friendly — Earth Day dinner. Now that’s what we call win-win!