The Ochi Galley in downtown Ketchum Idaho - part of the Sun Valley community hosting a trunk show for Grizzly Love this coming week...
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
Blair Lauren Brown
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