Jan
22
In Volume 4 of Pure Green we were so very lucky to work with Fig & Fauna. Megan and Rose, the incredibly inspiring duo behind that team, submitted a gorgeous story which remains a favourite a mine. One of the hardest parts of putting together each issue is choosing which photos to print, as there are usually quite a few waiting behind the scenes that never see the light of day, which is a shame! I've been saving a two-part post of unprinted photos from our Fig & Fauna feature for a rainy day, and while today's not rainy, it's certainly frigid. The thermometer outside my kitchen window read nearly minus 30 degrees Celsius this morning and I thought we could all use a little beauty to warm us up, especially after my brief blog hiatus as we put together Volume 5 (now available for pre-order). In today's Hidden Galleries post, I'm sharing images of Megan's home... which she tells me isn't finished but certainly looks amazing to me. Enjoy! Stay tuned for part 2, shots of the farm, tomorrow. Read More
Jan
11
I cannot resist sharing these photos featuring the home of Danish stylist Camilla Tang Paylecke of Hunch. I would live here in a moment - the white feels fresh and clean, yet never devoid of personality. The vintage and handmade inspired details are lovely, I especially love the touches of teal blue sprinkled about! Read More
Jan
10
Hello friends! I'm still logging long, long hours at my desk finalizing our upcoming issue (it'll be here before you know it), and I wanted to share an opportunity with you. Pure Green Magazine is growing—we've always taken great care in the limited advertising that we offer within our pages, making sure each ad is as well designed as the rest of the magazine so that your experience reading the magazine is nothing but lovely. But, as an independent magazine, a few extra dollars brought in by advertising goes a really, really long way (trust me on this one). That said, we're always searching for ways to make Pure Green dynamic and community based, and as part of that we've created Marketplace listings for the magazine—a special place to share neat stuff, great people and amazing brands, all vetted out by us (this is only phase one of much bigger plans!). Read More
Jan
8
I am madly working away this week finalizing our new issue, which will be released at the end of this month. I can't wait to share it! As I knew I would be a wee bit overwhelmed this week, I had tucked a few finds up my sleeve to share with you while I'm off being a busy worker bee. I am truly excited to have come across OLO Fragrance, a brand that couldn't be more perfect for Pure Green and our readers. Stylish, eco and not too feminine, I have found a new coveted love. Long ago I stopped wearing perfume—I'm picky you see. Fragrance is notorious for containing a host of hormone-disrupting chemicals and many are cloyingly strong, both major deterrents in my book. Fortunately OLO is none of these things—self-described as a 'tiny fragrance line based in Portland, Oregon', the creator behind the line, Heather Sielaff, uses only natural ingredients and essential oils to create her blends. The fragrances are inspired by nature and unisex—which I love as nothing is too floral or too sweet. A fabulous find. Love. Read More
Jan
3

Happy 2013!

Posted By:Celine
Happy 2013 everyone!! I thought I would kick off the new year with a quick little post sharing some sweet calendar picks I've come across. I've always loved a good calendar, but this year feels so promising I feel especially attracted to a one for 2013. In the age of smart phones I'm not sure many actually use a paper calendar anymore, but besides being a nice little piece of art, I love having a calendar available at a glance—perhaps this is because I'm busy counting down the days before my wee one arrives, only 11 weeks, give or take, to go! Oh my!! Read More
Dec
28
The holiday entertaining season is far from over as preparations for New Year's celebrations are under way. I thought it nice to share these gorgeous and inspiring winter cocktail ideas with you, taken by Nicole Franzen, one of PGM's wonderfully talented contributors. Read More
Dec
22

Gift the PGM app!

Posted By:Celine
Looking for some last minute stocking stuffers? How about the brand new Pure Green app featuring Volume 4, Food & Drink? You can easily and simply gift apps from the App Store in just a few seconds, so hopefully this will help you fill any gaps in your stocking list in a flash! We know it's nice to have something to acutally put into the stocking as well, so we're sharing this cute downloadable postcard created by PGM's illustrator Bess Callard. Read on for really easy instructions on how to send the app as a gift from your Mac or PC Read More
Dec
21
During the holidays you may be lucky enough to spend the weekend with a friend or attend a holiday bash or two. It's nice to show some gratitude for the hospitality with a few easy gifts. I've selected a few practical yet pretty items that would be nice for anyone to receive. The key is that all items are useful, thus making them thoughtful and less likely to languish unused in a drawer somewhere. As with my stocking treats earlier this week, you should definitely substitute these gifts for options available locally near you. Read More
Dec
20
This recipe is so simple but it's incredibly delicious. The richness of the avocado paired with the tangy parmesan and tart crunch of the pomegranate seeds is exquisite. If you're hosting any holiday parties and need a side dish to impress but that takes no time at all to prepare, this salad is the perfect choice. Of course, it doesn't hurt that it has a little festive colouring either! Enjoy, and as always, we'd love your feedback if you try it out! Read More
Dec
19
My family and I usually draw names for Christmas, but this year we decided to play it a little differently and give each other stockings instead! We thought it would be fun to have more to open, although we've set quite strict parameters for budget so that each person would end up spending the same amount as if they'd bought one, bigger ticket item. And, we've added another twist - each item has to be food related! At our home, the holidays really do revolve around food - preparing brunch with my dad's famous pancakes, Jonathan and my mom labouring (with love) over turkey dinner... the sense of holiday and family really comes to life around the dinner table. So for these reasons (not to mention that we're all serious food enthusiasts) each stocking item has to either be edible or kitchen related. Sounds fun to me! Read More
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