Again my worlds collide: EcoStiletto’s Second Year Anniversary at Rolling Greens

Published on Monday, July 19th, 2010

As a designer, Rolling Greens in Culver City has been my mecca for finding landscaping products, gorgeous plants and the accoutrements for styling and merging them into my clients’ homes. As a mom blogger I was introduced to Ecostiletto at the Pregnancy Awareness event when they hosted a holistic Mommy Lounge. I have been wanting to stop by the new Rolling Greens in Hollywood to check out their new space which takes the focus from the garden to the home. I was so happy to receive the invitation to the Second Anniversary of EcoStiletto which was to be hosted at Rolling Greens Hollywood – this meant lots of very stylish eco friendly tips and products AND get to accomplish my mission.

It was a great place to have an event – formerly the site of the Town Tire company, with the entire space opening out to the parking lot so that guests could mill in and out, sampling products and services from eco aware sponsors. The cornerstone of EcoStiletto is to stylishly promote that we all leave a smaller, stiletto size carbon footprint. True to the brands, a very stylish crowd attended, braving the heat that was breaking just as we all began to arrive. All that was required of us was to bring a work ready handbag to donate to Dress for Success, the non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women in over 75 cities worldwide, to support their new Los Angeles headquarters”. As the temperatures cooled and the stress of the workday faded away, the crowd was quite convivial and all seemed eager to know what could be learned. It was a sensual feast, so I spent a relaxing couple of hours, taking in the amazing collection that Rolling Greens has styled in their new venture and getting more education on how to become more eco friendly and still have a stylish life.

Some interesting sponsors included

* Tom’s of Maine, which may cause me to change from my 30plus year attachment to another toothpaste due
to their fantastic company core beliefs
* Nicobella organic vegan chocolates
* Waterpik EcoFlow – My Perfect Husband has requested a massaging showerhead and I am delighted to be
able to give him what he wants AND the latest in the latest in water conservation as well!
* Clorox GreenWorks – I already love their dishwashing liquid and their wipes – they help me stay connected to my old school cleaners that mom used and still be a little bit greener
* Makeovers courtesy of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, the skin care makeup – which has a very informative site as well explaining the chemistry of cosmetics
* Teens turning Green – a movement to educate teens about toxic hazards that affect the environment, and focus on “on daily lives, school campuses and communities – inspiring people to re-think their behaviors and practices to sustain our earth.”

Mommy Greenest Leads Us Out of the Chemical Wasteland of Parenting

Published on Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The first time I met Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff was in 2010 at a wonderful eco-awareness event at Rolling Greens – deciphering what chemicals are going into our home, food, and clothing was something that concerned me greatly, and I was really impressed by the non-judgy way Rachael’s group shared information and super luxe “green” products. Y’all know how we moms are constantly being shamed for so many things that it’s hard to keep up. I think we all get it that less toxins = better, but sometimes it can be overwhelming and one feels like only scientist can translate the chemistry.

Over the years I’ve watched Rachel persevere with her message and I just love how she get things DONE! Publishers say no? Who cares? Rachel has worked on this book since her youngest child was born eight years ago, and I was able to celebrate the release with her and some other fabulous moms with missions last month at the Naturepedic store on Robertson. The evolution of the partnership between Mommy Greenest (Rachel) and Naturepedic was organic (pardon the pun), as Rachel and Barry Cik, founder of the American made organic mattress company both created their product out of care for their children and grandchildren. The event was chock full of friends supporting a better way to do things and sipping champagne in celebration with some of the best foraged nibbles I’ve tasted in ages from Mia of Transitional Gastronomy .

You can read the ebook here, or order the printed book directly from Rachel, too – but don’t wait – it’s a limited edition! A huge congratulations to Rachel on completing her mission and thanks to Naturepedic for helping her realize the vision. Now I just need to get a new mattress to lie on and read the book…