WHAT – Living A Fab Sustainable Lifestyle
WHEN – Tuesday 4 August
This month we're having a bit of fun, care of two dynamic and stylish Ladiez, Lisa & Natascha, who'll be sharing some of their sustainable lifestyle secrets.
Lisa Heinze is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, and her research focus is fashion and sustainability, with particular emphasis on the consumer experience of fashion. She is the author of Sustainability with Style, an eco-memoir designed to help others live their most sustainable lives without giving up their own sense of style. She is also a co-founder of Clean Cut, Australia's sustainable fashion advocacy group, and presents and consults on issues of sustainable living and environmental communications.
Lisa has a background in marketing and consumer behaviour, having worked across a range of iconic global consumer brands, and her Masters research focused on sustainable consumption and barriers to climate change action. Some of her experience with environmental organisations includes leading the marketing team for the Green Building Council of Australia and sitting on the organising committee for Australia's annual Green Cities conference.
Natascha Moy celebrates diversity and believes it is the foundation of living a beautiful life. Backed by a journalism degree Natascha has held senior positions in magazines and newspapers as well as launched several online business. Since 2008 she has hosted the FoodinFocus Radio show on Eastside 89.7fm. Over the past 7 years she has interviewed stellar chefs like Matt Moran, Manu Feildel and Curtis Stone as well as brilliant wine makers, authors and producers. Her passion for sustainable products was a direct result of her interviews with these brilliant invested men and women.
In 2014 Natascha launched The Foxy Press a website dedicated to beautiful sustainable products and ideas. With the belief that money creates transformation in the marketplace Natascha has embarked on creating sustainable awareness within the urban landscape. Instead of considering a sustainable life as a diminished life Natascha is teaching women and men how to embrace the future and move towards a sustainable, comfortable and regenerative life.
WHAT – 'Fearlessness'; How to Attain The Signal Mark of Enlightenment
WHEN – Thursday 20 August
Each state of human consciousness yields a corresponding objective experience. In our culture it seems that fear has a tendency to predominate on the inner plane; the fear of growing old, fear of death, change, running late, missing out, rejection, failure, letting go, the list goes on!
The great sages of antiquity have taught that all fear is ultimately illusory, held in place largely by the minds false interpretation of reality. At the core of life and at the core of our being lies a sacred power and once we are able to truly align with this power all fear and worry drops away like old skin, replaced by an incredible lightness of being.
We are blessed to have a great living Vedic Master, Thom Knoles, share a revolutionary discourse guaranteed to raise your spirits as he masterfully decodes the human condition, demystifies enlightenment and lays out a path for awakening your mind and heart, thus accelerating your movement into a life lived in complete fearlessness.
Thom Knoles is a highly esteemed thought-leader, Vedic Meditation teacher and celebrated speaker on consciousness, health, the brain and human potential. He's one of the few westerners to have attained the prestigious title of Maharishi (pre-eminent master-teacher and authority on Vedic science and spirituality). Thom travels the globe lecturing, teaching and consulting. He has worked along side Deepak Chopra and has tens of thousands of personally-taught students worldwide ranging from young children, celebrities, heads of state, nobel Peace prize laureate.
WHAT – Mind Your Meal, Raw Food Dinner
WHEN – Thursday 13 August
Over a beautiful two-course raw food meal* by Shokuiku’s Yoko Inoue, Dr. Elise Bialylew will inspire you to bring mindfulness into your life through guided practice (perfect if you’ve never meditated before) and glimpse into the compelling research demonstrating how meditation can actually change your brain and life for the better. She will give you practical ways of brining mindfulness into everyday life including your daily activities like eating, communicating and even at work.
You will leave with:
- A clear understanding of the current cutting edge research around meditation and the brain
- An practical experience of meditation that will support you to connect with deep calm and clarity
- An experience of mindful conversations and the understanding of how mindful listening can enhance your relationships
- An understanding of how you can integrate short meditation practice into even the busiest day
- Clear tips on how to bring mindfulness into everyday life that you can takeaway and start implementing
- An opportunity to have your meditation questions answered including how to manage the common challenge.
Elise will also share her story behind Mindful in May, an initiative which has inspired thousands of people around the world to learn how to meditate and raised over $300,000 in 2015 to build clean water wells in the developing world.
Yoga + Brunch Sundays
WHAT – Yoga + Brunch Sundays
WHEN – Sunday 2 August
YOGA+BRUNCH Sundays @ Lady Grange, St Kilda
Come join us for the perfect beginning to your Sunday. PLEASE BYO YOGA MAT
Whats Included: 1.5hrs of Yoga and meditation to stretch out and rejuvenate, followed by a catch up brunch (drink+meal, for menu, check out http://www.ladygrange.com.au/menu.html) and quality conversation with your best mates. Topped off with an incredible view out over Port Philip Bay.
Los Angeles. US.
Garden to Glass Cocktail Workshop
WHAT – Garden to Glass Cocktail Workshop
WHEN – Sunday 2 August
Join author and cocktail crafter Emily Han as you learn how to make delicious and creative cocktails using herbs and fruits from your garden, farmers' market, or CSA box. Emily will also share tips for locally foraged ingredients.
In this hands-on workshop, we will cover:
* How to use the tools of the trade
* Flavor pairings with spirits, herbs, and fruits
* How to make infusions, bitters, and syrups
* Essential cocktail formulas & how to add your own twists
You'll have your pick of fresh ingredients and spirits as we roll up our sleeves, muddle, shake, and stir cocktails and taste them in class. By the time you leave, you will have the skills and confidence to craft elegant cocktails with fresh, seasonal flavors. You'll also take home a jar of your own unique infusion and a recipe handout.
Class size is limited to 20 students. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included.
Students must be 21 and over. Alcoholic drinks will be available in class. Please be responsible, eat before class (you may also bring snacks), and consider taking public transportation or getting a ride. west elm Santa Monica is also within walking distance of many shops and restaurants where you can pass the time before or after class.
Los Angeles. US.
Recycle 2 Riches
WHAT – Recycle To Riches
WHEN – Saturday 1 August
This show is not just about the clothes, it's about the beautiful models in the outfits. We are all beautiful and Recycle2Riches.com would like to shed light on EVERY type of beauty, from beliefs to body type.
Freedom is the theme of the night, dress as crazy as possible and please, please, please, express yourself!
The doors open at 6, the show is at 7 and the party goes on till 10:00. Have fun, eat, drool over clothing, and meet amazing people; can't wait to see you there!
New York. US.
Open House Rooftop Farm Tour
WHAT – Brooklyn Grange Flagship Farm Open House Tour
WHEN – Saturday 1 August
Want to check out your local rooftop farm NYC? We host open houses at our Flagship Farm every Saturday, May 16th through October 24th, from 11am till 4pm! Come visit, buy some farm-fresh produce, get your hands dirty alongside our farm team, or simply enjoy the fresh air! The Flagship Farm is located at 37-18 Northern Blvd in LIC, Queens. There’s no need to register in advance and no charge to visit! Enter through COFFEED Cafe in the ground floor of the building and follow the signs up to the farm! Have a little farmer in your life? Be sure to visit on a Family Farm Day, the third Saturday of every month, when City Growers hosts its FREE family-friendly workshops and children’s activities!
New York. US.
Eco Fashion in the Park & Clothing Swap
WHAT – Eco Fashion in The Park
WHEN – Sunday 2 August
A Historic Event: ¼ of a mile long runway, never been done before, beautiful models will walk over the High Bridge. Designers slated to present are Iliana Quander from amparo 3, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco.
Clothing Swap Boutique: At the clothing swap we will have information on recycling and where to donate your unwanted clothes and shoes. Everyone in the community can come and swap their gently used clothing among each other in a posh and organized manner. A stylist and a tailor will be on site to help you restyle your new finds or old clothing that may need a little tweaking and beautifying. We will have a bin for unwanted clothing and shoes that it will be donated to wearable collection.
WHEN: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Clothing Drop Off will start at 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Green Carpet from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, then the Fashion Show will be around 3:30 PM, Clothing Swap starts at 5:00 PM.
WHERE: Highbridge Park. The bridge area. (Enter by 172st Amsterdam ave. and go down the trail towards the bridge.)
WHY: To inspire and ignite awareness around the issues on Eco-friendly fashion and how to empower the style and its sustainability as a lifestyle. Reducing our carbon foot print one stitch at a time.
This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature independent designers whose purpose is to inspire and create awareness around the issues of Eco-friendly fashion and how to empower its sustainability as a lifestyle.
The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste occupies nearly 5% of landfills space. 3.8 Billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste (PCTW) is recycle each year, that’s only 15%. That leaves 85% of textile in our landfills! If we start in a domestic level we can help keep textile going into our landfills.
Join #ecofashionnyc and make a difference!
Hackney City Farm Dinner
WHAT – Osteria Pop Up Supper
WHEN – Friday 7 August
Osteria supper club is proud to announce its new pop-up theme at Hackney City Farm in collaboration with Frizzante Cafe Restaurant.
This time we will celebrate the great British summer... and what better way than having a BBQ in the garden of one of the most iconic locations in East London?
Join us a for a 3 course meal designed around pig - there will be a lot of people to meet around our long tables and our Organic Prosecco Bar will be opened from 6.30pm so you can already start savouring the smell of our roast!
We also have a whole range of natural wines to choose from. If you're more of a beer fan were staying local and offer you London Fields Brewery beer, which is brewed just around the corner!
WHAT – Creative Meditation
WHEN – Wednesday 5 August
Sit back, relax and be guided through a mind and body relaxation and visualisation.
Leave with an increased sense of well-being, with a positive and peaceful state of mind.
Suitable for both beginners and those who are more experienced in meditation.
Stand alone session.