Looking for a different way to celebrate Earth Day? Stop by ADCB or SkyBar at the Mondrian and help them reach their goal of planting 1,000 new trees by the end of the month. And by 'help' we mean order a round of “Treetinis.” Mondrian has partnered with VeeV Acai Spirit to create the $12 enviro-martini, which is comprised of VeeV Acai Spirit, agave nectar, fresh lime and mint. And for every cocktail purchased, a new tree will be planted. Not a bad way to help the environment. Cocktail available through the end of April. www.mondrianhotel.com
OLEHENRIKSEN Face/Body Spa proves you can be earth-friendly while pampering yourself. The spa uses natural ingredients in all of their products, and two of their products -- truth serum collagen booster and African red tea foaming cleanser -- recently won Natural Health Magazine’s beauty awards for their combined effectiveness and their green ingredients.
OLEHENRIKSEN has also launched an Alter-Eco Challenge contest. The contest invites participants to think of ways to repurpose or re-use product containers. The grand prize winner will receive a $150 gift certificate to OLEHENRIKSEN as well as $100 to donate to a charity of their choice. Two runners-up will also be awarded. Check out the full list of rules and prizes. www.olehenriksen.com
Want to learn more about green eating and living? Stop by Book Soup and pick up one of their many titles addressing this topic: The Face On Your Plate: The Truth About Food by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, The Gort Cloud: The Inivisible Force Powering Today’s Most Visible Green Brands by Richard Seireeni with Scott Fields or Al Gore’s Our Choice. www.booksoup.com
Earth Day isn’t just about the environment. It is a great way to remember to do good for your fellow man. LIVE! On Sunset offers two unique and stylish shoe brands that help you promote a good cause. Everyone’s favorite canvas-inspired Toms Shoes are available at the retailer. For every pair of shoes purchased, Toms donates a pair of shoes to needy children. And new to the store, LIVE! now carries Oliberte, the first luxury line of shoes made exclusively in Africa. The shoes, which are available in a super comfy and hip Rovia-L sneaker and navy Adibo suede boot, are exclusively made in Liberia. The company’s mission is to provide jobs in a region of economic despair so that individuals can support themselves and their families. Now that’s a good thing. www.liveonsunset.com