Jun
27
Yes, we've been a little quiet lately. But that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about you! Truth be told we've been hard at work—fingers flying, emails bouncing about, eyes proofing, minds creative. It's time again for a new issue! Volume 3, themed THE GREAT OUTDOORS, is almost here. The above image is just a teensy glimpse as I sat and proofed (and reproofed) the new issue. Monday and Tuesday were spent at the printers and we'll be shipping the new issue NEXT WEEK! Amazing how time flies. If you've been thinking of subscribing but haven't yet, the time is ripe. Sign up before our big mailing in order to get your first issue nice and quick! Read More
Jun
25
I’m a city-dweller these days, but I haven’t always been one. Growing up, I lived across the street from a farm that had a roadside farm stand. Read More
Jun
14

Inspired | The First 70

Posted By:Celine
As we are wrapping our next issue (of which the theme is The Great Outdoors), when I came across this project I felt it was very appropriate. Besides beautiful videography filled with stunning vistas, it's for a good cause too. I wish for the success of this campaign with all my heart. Have a listen to this trailer and be sure to visit TheFirst70.com to find out how you can help and, if you live in California, find a screening near you. Read More
Jun
13
As we speak the Pure Green team is putting the finishing touches on our upcoming issue, Volume 3—The Great Outdoors. As you can imagine, I'm spending a lot of time in my office, which I've recently changed but is still very much a blank slate. Once the new issue is out and I have a moment to breathe, I'm dreaming about the ways to personlize my new space and really make it a place I love to be in. When I found this new project by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (our favourite eco designer, who produces one grand slam after another) it nearly took my breath away. Seriously stunning. Read More
Jun
11
We think a lot about packaging in our house. As much as is possible, we buy foods in bulk and stay away from things that come wrapped up in boxes and bags. Sometimes though, a package is hard to avoid. Just last week we were making a Thai curry and needed to use a tin can of coconut milk. Normally we would have put the can out for collection by our city recycling program, but I decided to put it to use as a candle holder instead. I don't blame you if mention of a tin can craft has you thinking of your 3rd grade scout trip, but if you ask me, these candle holders can make a sweet addition to an adult tablescape, too. Read More
Jun
8

Events | Pop-Up Market

Posted By:Celine
I am so excited to share these photos with you today—it's the result of months of planning and anticipation. When Anthropologie asked Pure Green if we would like to participate in an event series with quarterly magazines they were planning the answer was unequivocally YES! Immediately emails and phone calls began and our concept of a pop-up farmer's market inside Anthropologie's Yorkville Avenue location in Toronto was born. It was the perfect compliment to our current Urban Farming issue—my main task was to select a group of local vendors to participate on market day. I immediately got to work contacting vendors that I admired for their high quality products, wonderful aesthetic and sustainable efforts. Read More
Jun
4

Fun | Pick & Pack

Posted By:Celine
I'm delighted to share with you a fun collaboration with Anthropologie - this 'Pick and Pack' poster are mine and Jonathan's summer farmer's market essentials, along with why we love them so. Those wonderful weekly market mornings are just beginning for a new season. Slowly browsing the stalls, drinking in the smells... I can't wait to pick up a few of the above! Read More
Jun
1

DIY | Enfleurage

Posted By:Celine
A spring ritual that my family had when I was growing up was to collect wild lilacs as soon as they began to bloom each year. Because I am my mother's daughter, I have inherited the same love of these beautiful spring flowers. Not only for their symbolism - harbingers of spring and symbolic of early love - but for their beauty and especially for their intoxicating scent. This year, as a bunch that a friend cut for me sat in my dining room, I wondered why I had not come across more commercial perfumes or oils which captured their fragrance, and looked into if it were possible to extract their scent myself. I discovered that it could be done at home using the oldest form of scent preservation called enfleurage. Read More
May
31
It is with pleasure that I share with you lovely pics from another stockist, The Lunenberg Makery. I am so appreciative of the support these wonderful shops have shown Pure Green, we couldn't do this without you! Ok, I'm off to the last photoshoot for Vol. 3! Have a great day! Read More
May
29
As you can probably tell from my last post, warmer weather gives me a real taste for icy cocktails. Unfortunately, when it’s 2pm on Tuesday a boozy cocktail isn’t exactly the recipe for a successful finish to the day. So instead of pouring a cocktail, you can compromise with an icy treat that has the look and feel of a fancy cocktail, without the actual alcohol. Read More
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