It is a gorgeous sunny day here for The 19th Annual Carmel Art Festival. This amazing nonprofit hosts their annual function the first weekend after Mother’s Day to benefit local youth art programs. Hundreds of artists are displayed throughout the weekend in conjunction with demonstrations and receptions at local galleries. It’s a must see event benefiting an even better cause.
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I am so exciting to be driving down to Portland for another important conference on sustainability. Not only is this sold-out event dedicated to, Women Reshaping the World, but it is being held in such a vibrant city that embraces a green lifestyle. The conference is being hosted by the International Living Future Institute allowing for brilliant minds in the green building movement that are creating and seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues to come together. This incredible forum for learning and networking formats will provide visionary design methods, innovative technical information, and the motivation needed to achieve meaningful progress toward living aware.
Many of you may remember that we went down last autumn for the amazing EcoDistrict Summit which is one of the world’s premier annual conference dedicated to urban sustainability. During that awesome event we were not only able to listen to inspiring speakers like Denis Hayes, CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, but we were also able to network with city officials, designers, innovators and an array of other like-minded people who are pushing boundaries for greener cities. In turn all of those amazing individuals and no doubt, the attendees of the Living Future Conference, are creating a greener way of life for communities spread around the world and link us together.
During our last visit we stayed at The Nines Hotel, a lovely and luxurious LEED Silver Certified property in the heart of Portland. We dined at their amazing organic/local/sustainable restaurants Departure and Urban Farmer, as well some others around town like Pok Pok and Bamboo Sushi which are some of my favorite restaurants to-date. On this trip we are resting at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco, just a block or so from, The Nines. While the property is not LEED Certified, its service is spectacular and it offers a plethora of luxurious green amenities. For shopping, the Pearl district was full of amazing boutiques like Woonwinkel that we will be sure to stop in on during this trip, as well as search out new shops on the scene.
Stay tuned, we will have a lot more coming on the Living Future Conference and being green throughout Portland.
For those of you in Seattle tomorrow, Swanson’s is hosting a Native Plants for the NW Garden seminar. The classes are free and fill up fast so get there early if you’re interested. Here are the details from their website.
Sunday, March 25th, 11am – 12pm
Native Plants for the NW Garden
Join Alex LaVilla, Swansons Perennial Buyer, as he discusses the exceptional ornamental and habitat producing qualities of the most popular native trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers for the Pacific Northwest.