Sustainable, ethically-sourced and generally beautiful things make up Finca El Monte, a lovely shop down on Well Street run by Mary, a passionate advocate of all things eco and ethical.
@fincaelmonte stocks everything from recycled reusable coffee cups by @rcuponeplanet, super cool water bottles by @foshbottles, rugs and snuggly blankets, UK-made reusable food wraps made with bees wax by @beeswaxwraps_uk, and a new range of handmade soaps and shampoo bars by @emmassoap, which smell delicious, are made without palm oil and come in bright fabrics which can be reused as jam lids or collected and made into bunting -zero waste! These are only a few things, the shop is packed and everything has a story Mary can share with you, together with her passion for everything she’s carefully sourced and curated in her shop. .
Highly recommended. And Mary @fincaelmonte will be at a Fairtrade event at The Old Gaol @buckinghamtc today, 10-12. Pop in and say hi!
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Love the beautiful colour palate (you can’t go wrong with neutrals), and especially the fur in the background. The occasional chair is pretty good too!! X
Photo by @hausofcruze
We’re committed to nourishing you with every plate and bowl 🥣
This is our Copia Green house-made coconut yoghurt with @wickedwholefoods almond, Brazil, cashew, coconut Gránola pimped with roasted nut butter, seasonal fruits, & hemp seeds🥄
Fueling your body in the morning with some serious Grá = higher productivity and improved brain function, meaning you may think twice about munching that double chocolate chip cookie 🍪 at 11am 🙌 #eatlikeyoucare
Dropped off our produce at @theshopseapoint on Thursday and got wined and dined by @kyleknight00 and @gabiroo.
Their ethos is sourcing ethical, local produce to thoughtfully create elegant and dynamic seasonal dishes. The atmosphere is authentically warm and friendly to honour their guests and their ingredients.
Had the pleasure of trying a few of their dishes on special featuring Umthunzi produce including the Rhubarb almond tart with ice cream, Red Roman fish with chickpeas, braised fennel, grilled marrow, mussels topped with coconut coriander pesto, and the pea and parmesan tart with spring salad.
Some of the best food I've had in a very long time. Hiiighly recommend heading there for a lovely dining experience!
Thanks @theshopseapoint - we are excited for this #Consciouscollaboration !
It's already our last full day of vacationing, and, if I'm being honest, I'm already feeling some preemptive post-vacation blues. I don't want to go back to cooling temperatures and the stresses of NYC and of my PhD. Actually, just thinking about it now feels kind of like a hand reaching through my chest and making a fist around my heart. But, can't spend all my time wandering aimlessly around old Greek villages forever, I guess. Real life beckons, and I am stuck at its call. One more day of island-time escapism before I think any more about that, though. 🌸 #santorini#emporio#theartofslowliving
How good is the weather today? Our Headwraps are made from moisture wicking merino making them perfect for the warmer seasons too. We’ve got one of these silver Headwraps left in Newborn AND it happens to be 50% off ✨ #happyweekend
Saturday mornings are the best time for browsing into Imarit's new collection. You can find everything you need: from basic items as our sweaters that let you move through the season without a care in the world to our handcrafted vest from Caraveli Alpaca Thread that gives your outfit that special touch 😍
Weaving into the future. 💛
This is our motto. While we weave we continue the tradition of our ancestors. Using eco threads, the think about our future. When you purchase from us, you make the conscious choice to support an indigenous owed eoman's association! #scarf
A new version of my big ass hoop earrings featuring Tibetan Quartz Crystals on hand shaped and hammered 12 karat gold filled wire hoops! These are not yet listed but they are up for grabs! Please feel free to message me with any inquiries!! Happy FRIDAY everyone!!
At Dan the Man, we believe in taking something that could easily be seen as average and overused like the mushroom arancini, and turning it on its head. So instead of sticking to the same old ingredients, we use whatever produce is best in season, goodbye mushroom, and smother it with fontina cheese so it's the best arancini your guests have ever tasted. Arancini 101 a la Dan the Man 😊. 📷 by @danoday
Geranium essential oil promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair, while providing a sweet, floral aroma. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. Geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products (even to make your own!). It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.
Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin. Add a drop to your moisturizer for a smoothing effect. Combine with witch hazel to create a ‘hair health’ spray great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner. Diffuse aromatically for a calming effect, and to promote feelings of love, trust and emotional honesty.
I wear Geranium neat as a ‘purefume’ everyday! If you want to know how you might get your hands on oils like this one and others, or would be interested in some samples, a workshop, or a private consult, shoot me a message today! #OILS