Stormie Dreams in Joshua Tree

Until recently, I’d never been a fan of camping.  I like sleeping in a bed and showering every night.  With a bit of cajoling from my husband and the promise of seeing lots of wildflowers, I’ve now been backcountry camping in Joshua Tree twice.  In this post, I’ll share my experience at Joshua Tree National […]

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Re-usable Bottled Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash. Featuring – Plaine Products

Since deciding to try and live more sustainably, I’ve started looking at some of my everyday habits differently.  Around eight million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans every year; we produce mountains of plastic refuse.  I recently came across Plaine Products, a subscription based company that has created natural, vegan toiletries packaged in reusable, […]

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Veerah Shoe Christening at UCLA’s Botanical Garden

While living in London, I probably only visited Regent’s and Hyde Parks a handful of times.  There was always next weekend or next Summer. Since relocating to the US, I’ve become geekily interested in the local flora and fauna and finding little pockets of paradise in the city. The other week I ventured out to the UCLA […]

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Ethos Collection – Making Shopping for Ethical Fashion Easy

I take a Lyft pool to school and often end up discussing my concentration in sustainability and interest in ethical fashion. People often ask me where they can buy ethical clothing. One source of information is a company I’m collaborating with called Ethos Collection, which curates women’s clothing, handbags, accessories, jewellery, and gift boxes.  The […]

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Sustainable Travel Bags Created by a Fellow Perkins

For those of who you don’t know, my surname is Perkins.  When I came across the Hamilton Perkins Collection (HPC), I was excited to discover a fellow Perkins in the world also advocating sustainable fashion. I love exploring and travelling and eco-friendly travel gear has been on my mind.  My luggage is made up of […]

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Keepin’ cosy with Chilote Shoes

Along the lines of my recent posts highlighting ethical brands that I love, in this post I’m pleased to introduce Chilote Shoes, which makes outlandishly cosy (and sustainable) wool slippers.  I’m sitting in a drafty hotel lobby in Vail, Colorado typing this blog entry and wearing them right now. My last pair of slippers fell […]

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