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Behind the personal care industry’s toxic secrets

Christine Mitchell Adams April 29, 2016
Lathering Up In Toxic Chemicals
In the US, men and women use about 10 personal care products a day - things like body wash, shampoo, face lotion, deodorant, fragrance, sunscreen, etc. On average, each of these products contain 10-15 different synthetic chemicals, exposing us a wide array of synthetic chemicals every day, even before we’ve left the house.

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Fly fishing Instagrammers to follow

Christine Mitchell Adams April 11, 2016


Avid angler? Or eager to give fly fishing a try? We've put together a list of a few of our favorite fly fishing Instagrammers who will inspire you to dust off your rod and get back out there, or pick up the sport for the first time.

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5 Reasons people love our face wash

Christine Mitchell Adams March 25, 2016

"Hands down the best natural face wash out there, especially for the price point. We noticed an immediate difference in look and feel. I struggle with face irritation from chemical based washes, so this has been a game changer!" - Jessica

"I use the face wash leaves my skin feeling clean...firm...refreshed...and is one of my key secrets in looking much younger!" - William

"Finally, my husband and I agree on one thing- this face wash is awesome! I love that we can both use the same face wash now. We feel like such a cute little couple! : )" - Nicci

"Love this stuff. It smells amazing, and works well. I have bad skin, break out frequently - and as far as face washes go, this has been the most consistent product in keeping my breakouts to a minimum." - Garrett 

What do you love most about our Fantastic Face Wash? Share in the comments! 

The Villa Boréale

Christine Mitchell Adams March 07, 2016

When we spotted this contemporary ski chalet designed by CARGO Architects, we couldn't help but daydream our way into it. The Villa Boréale sits happily on a slop near the ski center Le Massif in Charlevoix, an eastern region of the Quebec Province well known woods, ski mountains and thick forests. This chalet feels right at home in its surroundings, and we love the chairlift seats by the front door.

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32 Degrees: The Art of Winter

Christine Mitchell Adams March 01, 2016

This weekend we visited our local Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT for their new exhibit, 32 Degrees: The Art of Winter. There's something to be said about tapping into your community's art scene, and we try to do it as often as we can. The Shelburne Museum did an incredible job curating an exhibit of artwork that truly embodies the enchanting, invigorating, and often infuriating experience of the New England winter. We've included a few of our favorites here, from the breathtaking to the surreal. 

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Toxics in the News: 1/1/16 - 1/15/16

Zoë Furlong January 15, 2016


1/5/16 — “These 19 Big-Name Toothpastes and Face Scrubs Will Be Forced to Ditch Tiny Bits of Plastic” (Mother Jones). Several popular consumer products still contain microbeads, and these brands have some reworking to do before summer of 2017.

1/5/16 — “Senate's chemical control bill still falls short” (Minneapolis Post). The fatal flaw: States will be blocked from taking action while EPA studies a chemical, creating a regulatory void that could leave the public unprotected.

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He Lives Major: Brody Leven

Christine Mitchell Adams January 14, 2016

Brody is one of the most energetic people I've come to know. His enthusiasm for what he does and his passion for living life to the fullest is infectious. Not only is he a professional skier, Brody also dedicates his time and efforts to education and activism in relation to our environment and avalanches. Through guest speaking engagements, he shares his own incredible mountain experiences to inspire growth, change and passion. We chatted with Brody to learn more about what he's been up to, and what inspired his passion for the outdoors.

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