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Ecofriendly Luxuries Within the City Walls

Greener than the Green Monster

block island organics!

Earth girls may be easy, but tree-hugging trendsters are a fickle bunch. Ahead of Mama Earth’s big day, we sussed out local green luxuries that’ll satisfy the most haute of hippies.

Ray of Light
Frustrated by a dearth of pure yet effective sunblocks, Koru Eco Spa owner Lauren von Bernuth developed Block Island Organics (pictured), a new line of fast-absorbing, citrus-scented mineral sunscreens in SPFs 16 and 30. (Enter dailycandy20 at checkout to save 20 percent through April 23.)

Climate Control
Aspire to herbivorism but gag over steamed kale? Indulge in a cup of vegan, kosher, gluten-free hemp ice cream from J.P. Licks. Puce color aside, a scoop satisfies your frozen proclivities.

Naturally Flawless
You stayed up late counting your Save the Manatees petition signatures, and what’s your thanks? Under-eye circles the size of pancakes. Suki’s new correct coverage concealer both masks and treats little imperfections with anti-inflammatory white willow bark and caffeine. (The compact is ecofriendly, too.)

Bohemian Rhapsody
Even your Great Aunt Mildred shops the farmers markets. Put yourself back on the foodie front lines with sustainable prosciutto from Formaggio. Its just-unveiled Charcuterie CSA delivers a monthly smorgasbord of sausages, rillettes, pâté, and pancetta made from humanely raised New England meats.

Coffee Break
After a long day of enviro-blog browsing, your head deserves a break. Make Good Studio’s Susana DeVoe sources burlap bags from local coffee roasters and refashions them as feather-filled bolsters and throw pillows.

Now you can rest easy.

Photo: Dyad Photography / Courtesy of Block Island Organics

LOCATIONS
J.P. Licks
659 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
617-524-6740
244 Huron Ave
@ Appleton St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-4750
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