Posts Tagged ‘autumn’
By Cheryl Hurd
Light summer fare shifts to heartier meals this time of year as farmers harvest a bounty of winter squash, leafy greens, beets, broccoli and other vegetables. Farmers markets buzz with shoppers relishing the fresh produce and other products being offered by locals. “November is exciting because it is when the fall harvest first starts,” explains Derek Slife, co-founder of Chow Locally, a company that delivers locally-sourced fresh produce from farm to table. Chow Locally food boxes are filled with a variety of seasonal produce and herbs, and include nutritional information and recipes. “I really want people to eat more fresh whole foods,” Slife says.
What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Does it signal the start of the holiday season? Does it conjure up images of a bountiful feast to be shared with family and friends? Is it a time to reflect on what makes you most thankful? I have so much to be thankful for—a wonderful family, good health, enduring friendships and, of course, my job here at Green Living.
While technically Sept. 22 marked the autumnal equinox and the beginning of fall, it is October that embraces us with cooler temperatures and fabulous foliage that truly mark the seasonal change.
For those of us who live in the Sonoran Desert region of the state, it’s a wonderful time to be outdoors. Hiking and biking trails are more traveled, parks transform into festival grounds, and homeowners spend more time in their yards, either gardening or simply enjoying the near-perfect weather. For those in the northern part of the state, or in higher elevations, where seasonal change really means change, many of us would like to visit and witness nature’s splendor that you find at your doorstep.
1) Eyes With Attitude (Bollare)
ILIA Beauty, the all-natural prestige makeup line made from up to 85% organic ingredients, is introducing a collection of lip gloss, mascara, and two limited-edition shades for fall Ink Pot lipstick and These Days tinted lip conditioner ($24). The new collection, launching in fall 2012, explores the realm of organic lip gloss with six nourishing and standout shades. The mascara comes in four colors with unique names inspired by Film Noir titles, which embody femme fatale and showcase sultry eyes: Nightfall (1957) — Black; Asphalt Jungle (1950) – Charcoal; Macao (1952) – Copper; and Shadow of a Doubt (1943) – Ash Brown ($24 ea.) IliaBeauty.com
2) Sexy Polish
With names like “Call Me for the After Party” and “Without Me, There’s No VIP” – NCLA nail wraps and lacquers will get you “on the list.” Drawing inspiration from the ultimate Hollywood and Los Angeles nightlife lifestyle, the four new exclusive lacquer shades will make you the life of the party. Colors include a sophisticated array of red, blue, grey and hot-off-the-runway green. NCLA is 5-toxin-free (free of BP, toluene, formaldehyde, camphor) and vegan-friendly ($16). ShopNCLA.com