Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Planting Trees: Supporting and The Growth Of A Sustainable Future

I love that there will be a tree planted for me... much in return for so little!
The thought that I helped a new tree to grow
 into the world, into the future, makes me so happy.

You have the same opportunity available,
but only for a short time! You, too, can help
the best eco/ethical/sustainable
fashion directory to grow.
For the price of a cup of your favorite latte,
you can help connect more eco, organic,
sustainable, ethical and fair trade brands
with those who are seeking alternatives to big box stores.

You do this by donating to
Eco Fashion World's IndieGoGo Campaign. 
When you do, it means you're supporting positive change 
of the fashion industry, you're supporting independent 
designers and businesses internationally, 
and you're supporting independent and organic farmers, too. 
And you're also keeping pollution out of the fashion chain, 
so your're supporting the health of the earth. 
See? So much for so little!

"Eco Fashion World", in the words of Abigail Doan,
Writer & Environmental Fiber Artist, 

"...has been a pioneering resource and a global initiative
for all the latest news in eco and ethical fashion."

They need their IndieGoGo campaign to be supported!

If you are an eco-conscious fashion consumer, 
sites like Eco Fashion World are often the only way you 
may hear about the brands you want buy from.
If you love my brand, Beau Monde Organics
they have supported and helped me grow my business,
which this past month reached its 5th year.

Will you support Eco Fashion World to keep going and growing?
If you do, you'll know that you had a hand in helping the
sustainability and slow fashion movement to grow stronger,
helped brands that create with earth-kind purpose, 
working in ways that benefit all, and
that you created more beautful #positivechange in the world.

Thank you,
 from the bottom of my
organic-fashion-loving heart!

live beautifully,


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Appreciating A Father's Gifts

 This Fav Quote Friday is dedicated to the Dads!
Happy Father's Day!
  "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone
could give another person; he believed in me."
~Jim Valvano

I chose 3 quotes that reflected some of the 
things I felt I got from my late father.

 'A truly rich man is one whose children
run into his arms when his hands are empty.

"Having children is like living in a Frat House;
Nobody sleeps, everything's broken,
and there's a lot of throwing up."
~Ray Romano

Enjoy Father's Day, and
also enjoy the change of the season;

Happy First Day of Summer!

live beautifully, 

How To Style Your Wanderlust (& pack to beat baggage fees)

Give in to your wanderlust. Travel in the chic style of
handcrafted scarves. Did you know a summer scarf is one...

Discover more and nab a fab packing technique >

Live beautifully.
enjoy a great Father's Day 

and Summer Solstice!


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Happiness, Freedom and What It Means To Live Beautifully

In this (admittedly late) edition of Fav Quote Friday,
I've selected 3 powerful quotes I  believe to embody
the spirit of Beau Monde Organics philosophy;

"Let yourself become Living Poetry." ~Rumi

...within my mantras of
'live beautifully' and 'positive change',
is the idea to engender
personal responsibility,
freedom and
respect for all life on our beautiful planet.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

3 Quotes to Help Release Worry From Your Life

 You can become so habituated to worry and anxiety,
you miss out on joyful moments
available to you.

"Stillness is where creativity and..."
Continue to: '3 quotes to help rethink your worrying' >
Fav Quote Friday picks for this week...)

5 Dangers of Not Knowing How To Dispose Of Medications Properly

You may have been hearing some confusing advice lately
about disposal of leftover or expired medicines. There are serious
problems resulting from disposing of them improperly,
everything from environmental pollution, even to death.

Are you doing any of these dangerous habits?
Find out the right way to keep you, your family and the environment safe. 

Find Out If You're Making Dangerous Disposal Mistakes>

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

Bloody Mary Gazpacho Soup Recipe from Cal-A-Vie Spa via Organic Spa Mag

Here's the recipe for a tasty, yet very healthy, Summer treat,
straight from
Executive Chef Curtis Cooke,
of the award-winning
Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, California!

If you've got the simple ingredients on hand, you can make this
refreshing spicy version of the famous cold Spanish soup tonight.

Or, keep it ready for a wonderfully delicious, easy-to-make offering for
dinners on hot summer nights or any Summertime party or barbeque.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Your {Eco Styled} Casual Weekend Outfit

Your style doesn't stop just because the weekday does.
I've curated 10 chic eco pieces that will have you
stepping out in style, ready to flirt and flaunt!

Your {Eco Styled} Casual Weekend Wear
Check out this casual wear Spring outfit that will have you
ready to take on the weekend in relaxed sustainable style!

I've included some of the best...
Continue reading >

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Feng Shui Solutions: Plants To Purify The Air and Brighten Your Space

MUM - The Queen Of Clean-Air! (Chrysanthemum Morifolium)
Eliminates ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene
Magenta Mum photo by: kawaiimidnight at

  Common Feng Shui practices can help
improve the quality of the air you breathe.
The practice of incorporating living plants into your home
or office can be accentuated if air purifying plants are
selected, increasing the energizing effects of a
cleansed and well laid out space. 

Discover Air Purifying House Plants For Your Space >

Friday, May 1, 2015

ECO FASHION | Fav Quote Friday: Eco Leaders Plead For A Sustainable Fashion Future

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, 
he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
~John Muir 

"Shop Less, Think More."
~Vivienne Westwood 

"We search for life on other planets
and in other regions of our galaxy.
Meanwhile, we destroy and ignore
the other life on this planet."
~A.D. Williams


Muir's quote above is Beau Monde Organics's mission theme, 
guiding us, and reminding us that all things are connected,
and all actions have consequence.
 On this, the 5th Birthday/Anniversary of my company,
I thought it fitting to renew my committment
to being an ethical, eco & organic 
and Made in America company.
I believe it to be the right thing to do, 
even if it's not the easier thing to do.
I hope you'll join me in living well,
and living beautifully.


If you haven't yet signed up for our
'Living Beautifully' Newsletter, you're missing out!
Discover all the ways you can live more beautifully,
in fashion style, lifestyle, and in mind, body and spirit.
Enter your name and e-mail in the box
on our
or on our Facebook Page.
(You'll get code good for 25% off your first order too!) 

ECO FASHION: Beau Monde Organics Shows at MODA 360 Intl.! Debut of Ethical, Sustainable Fashion Showroom in Los Angeles

 Beau Monde Organics 'Blooming Flower' scarf display table

 MODA 360: Creating a Complete Revolution in Fashion
 If you missed seeing out Video Trailer for the show we recently
participated in, you can see it here.

As designer at Beau Monde Organics, 
I was thrilled to be celebrating the debut of an
eco-conscious, sustainable and ethical fashion showroom in LA.

The show was a creative mix of art, music and photography
with fashion, jewelry & accessories from designers around the world.
Beau Monde Organics' panel display, with my wrap scarves as wall hangings.
Stylist Melissa Laskin and ass't. Karmel
prepping a mannequin 
with her painted Elvislaskin line.

It ran April 24 & 25, 2015, and began with an evening Open House.
The Open House was an exciting opportunity for attendees to
peruse the lines and meet face-to-face with the designers.

 Opening night: Beau Monde Organics showcase display

Show Day!  Beau Monde Organics Display at left,  
Melissa Laskin's 'Elvislaskin' pieces to right

  The Fashion Runway stage ready...

Short video of the round-up walk
of one of the four Runway Shows
featuring eco-friendly lines, 

all styled by Melissa Laskin. 

(If video not displaying, click here

Filmed by Mashelle at TalkDesignStudio, with her
amazing prism glass jewelry
paired with MonAmour Line

 Thank You!
  Thanks to all who worked to make the show a success.
Sincere thanks to Deb Pokallus of Bel Esprit Showroom for 
all her hard work to pull together and direct an amazing cool show!
Bel Esprit's mission is to promote "fashion with a conscience."
 All love and big hugs out to Magaly Fuentes-Sagan,
Owner of Eco Fashion World, sponsor of the contest
that culled the designers in the show, (and for the BMO recommendation)
Big thanks to Melissa Laskin, Artist and Celebrity Stylist,
for the generous sharing of her talents.
And lastly (but not least-ly!) thanks to The New Mart,
for their gracious assistance of the entire staff and the beautiful space!

The New Mart  at the New Mart Building, with its cutting edge showrooms,
is a desination venue for wholesale fashion buyers worldwide.
Also a registered historical landmark of Los Angeles, it has over 100 showrooms
representing a thousand top fashion and accessory lines.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MINDFUL ECO LIVING: "Inspired By Our Earth" - Celebrating Earth Day with Bubby & Bean Blog

 I'm happy to know and enjoy working with the
beautiful blogger Melissa Baswell, having originally
learned of her via her previous Mountains of the Moon
eco clothing line and her fab, fun (and still eco) lifestyle
blog over at Bubby & Bean.

Her Earth Day blog post was absolutely the most inspiring
I'd seen, so I'm just going to share that with you today,
on this, the 45th celebration of Earth Day! 

Click to enjoy her excellent post here

 Live beautifully,
by honoring the earth, every day 
in whatever ways you can. 
I thank you, 
and future generations thank you.

stephanie -