Founded on the premise of the aformentioned considerations, Able Made, the hosting entity is amazing. (And by Able Made I also mean Suzanne McKenzie CEO and founder.) The Amp it Up event included food, drink, entertainment & a panel with Able Made partners Chef Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem, Sustainable jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning & Hear Music founder Don MacKinnon. There is too much to say to carry on - except check out what they are working on below. It really is incredible to see what happens when good people form partnerships. Sharing the love in so many ways...
xoxo - Blair Lauren Brown
Green Festival at the Javits Center North for Earth Day Weekend, April 19-21! The Festival will feature an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; the Sierra Club Green Cinema; eco-fashion exhibits; live music; an organic beer and wine garden; inspiring keynote presentations and more!
Send a note if we can send you a free pass to the event this weekend: email@example.com
Our Must Attend Speaker List at the Fest:
This is our personal hit list including all things food, sustainability, humanitarian efforts, fashion, and the combinations of...
12-1 PM SUNDAY - main stage
A talk about sustainable fashion and the humanitarian efforts that help produce the collections of Eileen Fisher.
"Great design is at the heart of EILEEN FISHER. It is an idea brought into life through clean lines, simple shapes, and sensual fabrics."
Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé is the author of the recently released EcoMind and seventeen other books, including the bestselling Diet for a Small Planet. The recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and the James Beard Foundation’s “Humanitarian of the Year” award, she is the cofounder of three organizations, including Food First and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
this list goes on...
The Gold market is changing - which means the jewelry market will too! These days designers produce largely in silver because gold prices were so high. That may change in the next couple years as we start to see gold prices level out. Take a look at the market and predictions...
Gold, Long a Secure Investment, Loses Its Luster
Photo: Weighing gold nuggets in the Philippines. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
By NATHANIEL POPPER
Published: April 10, 2013
Below the streets of Lower Manhattan, in the vault of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the world’s largest trove of gold — half a million bars — has lost about $75 billion of its value. In Fort Knox, Ky., at the United States Bullion Depository, the damage totals $50 billion.
Falling Fortunes The price of gold has had an extraordinary run up in the last 10 years, creating wealth for investors. But its price has fallen in the last two years.
And in Pocatello, Idaho, the tiny golden treasure of Jon Norstog has dwindled, too. A $29,000 investment that Mr. Norstog made in 2011 is now worth about $17,000, a loss of 42 percent.
“I thought if worst came to worst and the government brought down the world economy, I would still have something that was worth something,” Mr. Norstog, 67, says of his foray into gold.
Gold, pride of Croesus and store of wealth since time immemorial, has turned out to be a very bad investment of late. A mere two years after its price raced to a nominal high, gold is sinking — fast. Its price has fallen 17 percent since late 2011. Wednesday was another bad day for gold: the price of bullion dropped $28 to $1,558 an ounce.
It is a remarkable turnabout for an investment that many have long regarded as one of the safest of all. The decline has been so swift that some Wall Street analysts are declaring the end of a golden age of gold. The stakes are high: the last time the metal went through a patch like this, in the 1980s, its price took 30 years to recover.
What went wrong? The answer, in part, lies in what went right...
Adding any extra text to the already glorious entry by Thug Kitchen would be scarring...
FAST FOOD DOESN’T GET FASTER THAN THIS SHIT. You can eat these sons of bitches raw. Sometimes I like them hot so I toss em on the grill. Use some of that bomb-ass peanut sauce too. Look, just because french fries come from a vegetable don’t front like that shit counts as your veggies for the day. Yeah, I’m already in your fucking head.
GRILLED SUGAR SNAP PEAS WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
1 pound sugar snap peas
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon lime juice
8-10 wood or bamboo skewers
PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
1/3 cup natural peanut butter (nothing full of sugar or a shit ton of salt)
1/3 cup warm water
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 ½ teaspoons grated or minced ginger
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons agave or honey
1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce
Baby Mac in this instance is my computer (macbook pro). Poor thing is steps from being paralyzed. Eeeek! I am programming the ecomm for the website - and lets just say the combo of computer and a non-programmer at the helm is taking it's toll. Sneak peak...
Tiny little screen shot of a tiny section of the store. Makes me happy!
clipping from www.blairlaurenbrown.com
For generations, this remarkable family has set the standard for quality and luxury in gold jewelry. Now, as Blair Brown presents her new collection, Blair Lauren Brown, she continues the Alaskan legacy her great grandfather began over a century ago. It was the Alaskan gold rush of 1898 that inspired James Victor Brown Senior to open J. Vic Brown and Sons. The store made certain to preserve the authenticity and purity of the gold they sold, using raw and untouched nuggets to honor the raw and untouched Alaskan land from which they were taken. In doing so, J. Vic Brown and Sons played an integral role in defining what is now considered a uniquely Alaskan style of jewelry.
James Victor Brown's son, James “Bud” Victor Brown Junior, followed in his father's footsteps, opening an even larger J. Vic Brown and Sons store in downtown Anchorage. By insisting on the fine quality of design, manufacturing, and retail of the gold nugget jewelry he sold, Bud elevated J. Vic Brown and Sons into a thriving business, which he later sold to the upscale Fine Jewelers Guild division of the Zales Corporation in the 1960’s. For the rest of his career, James Victor Brown Junior maintained a hand in the manufacturing of gold nugget jewelry for numerous distributors, one of which was later managed by his only son, James “J.V.” Victor Brown III.
Jubes domicile - such fun stuff - such fascinating fodder to play with. These photos are the dirty little details. They are the opportunity to explore the inter-workings of the "brands names"
Blair Lauren Brown
live love & free peace
These are the tidbits of our lives that bring the line together. A bit of the story a bit of the process & a lot of the love.