Monday, December 7, 2009

Green Envy

This weekend I did a little Christmas shopping in Newport. Rachel, an acquaintance of mine, owns a shop in the brick market place called Green Envy. Everything in Rachel's shop is organic, fair trade, or Eco-friendly. The shop has a little bit of everything, clothes, swimsuits, fantastic handmade jewelry, an array of natural skin care products, soy candles and more...

I had a hard time not shopping for myself as I fell in love with a wooden peacock ring (hopefully it will still be there after the holidays). I did manage to find my momma a gift, I found a great photo album handmade out of bamboo and banana leaves and a straw tote with a quirky flower screen print. I only wish Newport wasn't so far from providence so I could stop in more often. You can shop Green Envy online at

Other than a little rain (which made people yield to one another on the side walks so as not to bump umbrellas, and made me chuckle when my friend Megan said "hmm umbrella traffic") It was a good day in Newport. Meg and I found a cute little restaurant called The Hungry Monkey where we had a really satisfying lunch. It was quiet for a Saturday afternoon so we lingered a big after finishing our food to chat and Meggy created lovely artwork on the paper place mats.


  1. Cute stuff! Thanks for putting up the link, I can't find a shop like this around me very easily.

  2. did you go to the Foundry Show in Pawtucket for shopping as well?!?! Glad to have found your blog!

  3. That shop looks lovely!

    I also just wanted to pop over and thank you for entering the giveaway for my calendar over at Already Pretty. We've still got a few left for sale if you're interested (cough, shameless self-promotion, cough) ;)

  4. i definitely find i spend more money on myself over the holidays than usual, because when i'm out shopping for other people i keep finding stuff that i like for myself!
    xo meg