Antarctica is a beautiful almost otherworldly place with its tall black mountains mostly covered in pure white snow. Large icebergs with stunning curves and unimaginable blues slowly drift through channels. Humpback whales gracefully slip into the turquoise waters. Penguins squawk loudly to ward off large brown skuas from stealing an egg or young chick from their pebble nests.
I recently bought the Everlane rain boot and absolutely love them. They come in five different colors, including black, surplus, toffee, pink, and my favorite, stone. All of the colors are beautiful and, honestly, I want all of them. Ultimately, I chose the stone because it goes well with the colors I wear. It’s also a way to wear a light colored shoe because, unlike most shoes, these can be cleaned super easily. I also love the black toe and tread detail and think it really adds something to the boot.
While I was abroad in France this past summer I stumbled upon a soap shop selling a few zero waste items, including this plastic-free pumice stone. Package Free Shop sells a similar one for $5 although they’re currently sold out. I really like my pumice stone. Sometimes in the summer months my feet begin to dry and I hate feeling self-conscious about it, especially when I’m wearing sandals. The pumice stone gently removes dead skin, leaving your feet fresh and clean.
Before there was a blog, I wrote lists and notes to myself to document my process of living a more intentional and environmentally friendly lifestyle. The other day I returned to one of those first pieces. It began as a list of toiletries that I needed to replace with zero waste alternatives. Things like facial soap, toothpaste, and deodorant. I remember that when I first made that list, I felt I was in way over my head…