Sunday, April 24, 2011

On the Road - A New Beginning Salon - Eco-Friendly Trunk Show

Saturday was the day after Earth Day - the holiday that most inspires me to upcycle and create. What better day to have an eco-friendly trunk show? In honor of the greenest of green days, A New Beginning Salon and Day Spa in Bethel, CT had a trunk show every Saturday for the month of April featuring local earth-friendly vendors. This spa and salon offers a full array of amazing services for hair, skin, and body. With a relaxing environment, friendly staff, and plenty of earth-friendly Aveda products to go around, it was a great place to showcase my wares.

Aveda Land
I got to do the trunk show with my favorite green gal - Grace Napoleon of Folk Couture. Grace makes clothes out of clothes (or fashions fashion out of fashion - whichever you prefer). With a creative eye, a love for color and pattern, and a touch of whimsy, Grace creates hand-sewn, dresses, tunics, sweaters, and other fun accessories out of once loved apparel. Her finishing touches of embroidered details, frilly trim, vintage buttons, and perfectly placed patches, give it what I call the "Grace magic." People are always drawn to touch her one-of-a-kind clothes because the playful mix of textures and vintage appeal. 

style and Grace

Gals in Grace's Garments - Craft Boston Spring 2011
At the spa, Grace and I got to meet a lot of nice clients getting primped and polished for the holiday weekend. Everyone left with a relaxed glow and smile after getting their spa and salon services. I have to admit I had a little spa-envy and may have to return for a massage soon. We chatted with the lovely owner Carol (who Grace has known since she started cutting hair at her home ages ago) and Helen (who organizes the events at the spa). You could tell that Carol and Helen are passionate about the three R's and spreading the green message at the salon. It's great to see a local business doing their part to help the earth!

Helen sporting an eco-savy smile.
Karin and Sofia - my favorite models
A visit from some local friends and some new happy customers, rounded off the day nicely and made a day at the spa feel like a day at the spa. Happy Earth Day everyone!

Here is where you can find me next:
Friday and Saturday, May 6th & 7th – Twist – Northampton, MA
Saturday, May 21st – Shop the Archway – DUMBO – Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, June 26th - Smith Street Sunday Fun Day - Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, July 9, August 6, August 13 - Greenway Open Markets - Boston, MA

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