Category Archives: Eco Matters

YB Green 50% Off Cyber Deal for a NOLA Cause

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Hey FabuFriends!!

I’m back with a quick post to ask you to check out my friend’s YB Green Upcycled Glass Jewelry Collection and #ShopWithACause!! Yasmin Bowers started YB Green as a solution for the glass not being recycled in New Orleans after Katrina … especially focusing on glass in Lower 9th Ward. 10 years later and still New Orleans doesn’t always include glass for recycling.

Yasmin created this Fabulous Wearable Art Solution many years ago. I’ve watched her Fabulous Growth & Expansion for this Mission with a Purpose. I’m truly proud of what’s she’s  accomplished … especially starting this without knowing a thing about creating glass jewelry. And, she does it all herself … picks and gathers the glass, crushes, melts, molds and designs. She’s the Real Deal so let’s support her Cyber Monday Deal today at 50% Off!!

Please check out her site and stock up on Truly Fabulous & BEautiful 50% OFF Deals she’s doing today only!! Go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/YBGreenJewelryShop and http://www.ybgreen.net and use code 50OFFCYBERMONDAY to support this Small Biz Owner and #ecofashion #sale #CyberMonday.

Only a little while left to get in on this Cyber Monday Sale!! It’s great to shop in bulk too!! A couple just did this on Friday at the Bizaart Event that Yasmin was at. They had both gone down to New Orleans after Katrina and help with Rebuilding. They LOVE New Orleans so much and the wife saw that the glass was from Lower 9th Ward and loved the designs. She decided to get 8 pieces of jewelry for gifts for her office. Her husband thought that was such a great idea plus he was so in Love with New Orleans as well that he bought 6 gifts for his office too. Yay for such Eco-Fabulousness!!

Also, here are some pics from a photo/video shoot in October she asked me to do for her Fall Collection. I’ve included some of her other pics of jewelry (more styles and designs on her sites listed above). I’ve even included some pics of Yasmin in action!

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Thanks Gratefully & Happy YB Green Cyber Sale!!

Peace & LOVE,

Cherylyn

2014 New Orleans Earth Day Festival ~ 10am – 7:30pm at Armstrong Park

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Come out to Celebrate Mother Earth Fabulously tomorrow in New Orleans!!! New location this year at Armstrong Park … even more Fabulousness!!! Check out flyer for details and/or head to the website …

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Hoping to see you … Out & About!!

Peace & Love,

Cherylyn

Mother’s Day Weekend – Saturday, May 9, 2009

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In true FabuNOLA Fashion, there’s so many Fabulous Happenings around our great City that your head will be in a spin attempting to figure out which direction to go in first. Thankfully, I’ve listed great things you can balance going one to another in order stagger your events when planning which FabuFinds to get to first. Here’s some thoughts as you go about your day.

And Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Phenomenal Women out there . . . especially to my Mom & Grandmother for clearing the road along my path and great journey in life. I love you dearly and thank you for all you’ve done to give me strength!!

Much Love to you ALL!!

Peace,

Cherylyn

Events going on this weekend:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I’m speaking at this event today at 12:30 5 pm now (corrected time): McKenna Museum’s “A Day In Paradise” from 11 am – 6 pm. Hope you can make it. Peace, Cherylyn

A Day in Paradise: A Holistic Celebration of Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Aunts
Opening Reception
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 in advance/$15 at the door
GROUP SPECIAL: Come in a group of 3 and the 3rd sister gets in free!

Experience the best Mother’s Day event in the city, A Day in Paradise: A Holistic Celebration of Mother’s Daughters, Sisters & Aunts. This holistic fun-filled and exciting celebration features workshops and presentations for the mind body and soul. Make sure you bring your checkbooks, because this event will also include items and services female entrepreneurs in the city. Sponsored by Gris gris lab, Hermanna Productions, jewelthinks.blogspot.com, and the Young Friends Society of A.D.I.

The McKenna Museum • 2003 Carondelet St. • New Orleans • LA • 70130

www.themckennamuseum.com

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Canopy Grand Opening: Habitat For Sustainable Living from 6 – 9 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2009

Please join us for the Grand Opening of CANOPY: habitat for sustainable living! @ 1382 Magazine St

Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of CANOPY: habitat for sustainable living! We’ll be showcasing all of our innovative green products at our Grand Opening celebration. Come join us as we sip local libations and sample the tastes of local rising star chefs Bart Bell and Jeff Baron!

In celebration of our grand opening, Canopy is offering a 15% discount off selected FLOR carpet tile products through May 16!

We’d love to see you there!

 Thanks,

 Peter Seltzer and the Canopy team

Our website is live! www.canopynola.com

Regular Store Hours:  Tue-Thu 10-5; Fri-Sat 11-3

504-301-4347

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My friends Melissa & Matt DeOrazio’s great band, Sweet Jones is performing at Fair Grinds Coffee today from 5:30 – 7:30. Free Show!!! Blues, Roots & Rock: www.sweetjonesmusic.com

Also, check out some of Melissa’s yummy Vegan & Gluten-Free Goodies at Fair Grinds on a regular basis. You body will thank you for it ;D!!

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse is at 3133 Ponce de Leon, New Orleans, LA 70119. Open daily from 6:30 am – 10 pm. 504-913-9072. www.fairgrinds.com

Peace, Cherylyn

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NOJHF Red Tyler Event:

simply red: a tribute to red tyler

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Jazz Journey concert series salutes the late Alvin “Red” Tyler with an all-star concert Saturday, May 9, at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street.

Admission: Tickets are free. They will become available when the box office opens @ 6 pm

Presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and co-sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Storyville.

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Anaïs’ Weekend Music:

Friday – Bombay Club 9:30 – 12:30

Saturday – Windsor Court 9 – 12

Sunday – Ritz Carlton 1 – 5

                “Mother’s Day Brunch”

Please join Anais this weekend

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Jeremy Davenport Jessie McBride is filling in for Jeremy Davenport (while out of town for a gig) at The Ritz Carlton in the Davenport Lounge (3rd Floor) from 9 pm – 1 am.

Valet Parking is Free with ticket validated in the bar. Clean Air Environment ;D!! No Cover. Food in the restaurant or just come to lounge on the comfy sofas.

If you know how to dance (especially Lindy Hop Swing), come to ask me for a spin on the dance floor!!

Peace,

Cherylyn

Happy Cinco de Mayo in FabuNOLA!!

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And the Celebration just keeps going in FabuNOLA!! Cinco de Mayo is today. Here are a few great happenings!!

Cinco de Mayo Block Party tonight at Tomatillo’s. 437 Esplanade Ave (corner of Frenchmen St.). Bands start playing on-stage at 4 pm (Soul Rebels, EOE Atman Roots, Cubre Libre, Gravity A & Special Guests. So glad you got a break yesterday . . . don’t you just LOVE FabuNOLA!!!  Hope to see you there tonight.

Tomatillo’s (www.tomatillosnola.com – yes, that’s my picture on the website promotional pic ;D). (504) 945-9997

There’s also Fredy Omar at Taqueria San Miguel tonight. I hope to post the pics of the LatinSoul Salsa Dance Group I danced/performed with during Fredy Omar’s performance at Jazz Fest on Friday, May 1st (AMAZING!!!!).

Felix Cinco de Mayo !
Fredy Omar con su Banda
Taqueria San Miguel
7pm-10pm
3517 20th St, Metairie
504-473-3529
Come and Enjoy The Fun !

And just a couple of blocks down from Tomatillo’s is Lazziza (back of Cafe Brazil):

HispanicFlavor Presents 5 de Mayo Latin Party!
Come out and dance to the best Latin Music!
LAZZIZA  CAFÉ  2106 Chartres St. Next to Café Brazil on Frenchmen!
8 PM, NO COVER!

Thanks to Alaina Stokke for Tomatillo’s info. Thanks to Tim Davis & Lucas Barrios for Fredy Omar info plus Lazziza. And thanks for the Cinco de Mayo pic, Tim.

Here’s an event that’s not Cinco de Mayo related, however, it’s still a party/event so it’s very worth mentioning. It also involves Alliance For Affordable Energy and their Annual Meeting. I’ll definitely be there since they’ve just asked me to serve on their Board and it will be announced tonight. www.all4energy.org

Alliance annual meeting Tuesday, May 5, 2009 @ 6:00 pm in the atrium of the Art Egg Building.

Bring a Bottle and a Buddy! – On May 5, at 6:00 pm in the atrium of the Art Egg Building we will be holding our annual meeting.  Our keynote speaker will be City Council Member Shelly Midura who will discuss future energy efficiency plans for the City of New Orleans.

A $12 entrance fee will help pay for the lavish appetizers and the Tom Sancton Band, and help sustain us in our work.  Alliance members will be asked to vote to accept a slate of new board members.  Additionally, we will be releasing our annual report, thanking our Advisory Committee, our funders and generally praising the hard work of all of our staff.

Proposed slate of incoming board members, with the date they joined the board:

Sallie Davis, J.D., President (2003)
David L. Dalia (new)
Pam Dashiell (2007)
Tina Freeman (2007)
Tom Lowenburg (1985)
Doug Meffert (2007)
Julianna Padgett (new)
Cherylyn L. Tompkins (new)
Lea Young (2001)

So by now, you should’ve guessed that the party doesn’t stop in FabuNOLA . . . it’s just a matter of balancing out all there is going on ;D!! As always, hoping to see you . . . out and about.

Peace,

Cherylyn

Green Anthem by Third EyE Unlimited featuring Tem Blessed, First Be (Ben Gilbarg) & Outspoken

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Here are my friends with 3rd EyE Unlimited. They are so amazingly talented (as you are about to find out). Check out this YouTube Video Clip of their “Green Anthem” song. Gets you moving in the right direction . . . a Green Movement!!

Many blessings, Tem & Ben, for all you do in this movement. Much love from FabuNOLA all the way up to you in New Bedford, MA. We gotta get you down here soon!! Miss you.

Peace,

Cherylyn

FabuNOLA Celebrates Mother Earth — Happy Earth Day Everyone!!

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Hello All of You Lovely FabuNOLA Earth Lovers!!

 

Today is a very special day indeed!! It is the day we celebrate Mother Earth for all the wonders she blesses us with because she loves us so. And today, my friends at South Coast Solar sponsored today’s Special Earth Day Celebration Edition of my FabuNOLA eNewsletter celebrating the launch of their very first eNewsletter (monthly) in conjunction with Earth Day.

 

South Coast Solar will give you some great insight into their company’s vision to bring Solar to as many Louisiana homes & businesses as possible. And with the Louisiana tax credits, this is definitely a phenomenal thing (we have the best deal in the country folks – now that’s a no brainer).
 
So if you would like to know more info about South Coast Solar, Solar in general
AND those really great tax credits, connect with them directly. And as always, tell them you heard about them through FabuNOLA!!

 

Below are a few other FabuEARTH Day Events going on in and around FabuNOLA.And remember, wherever you live on our FabuPlanet, you can celebrate Earth Day & give a big ole thanks to Mother Earth (uh, because she’s just one planet ;D).

 

Which totally reminds me to mention that she IS just ONE planet so we have to respect and take phenomenal care of her. She’s done so much for us, it’s only polite to return the favor. Smooches Lovely Earth!!

 

Here’s a PHENOMENAL video from my friends Ben Gilbarg & Tem Blessed of 3rd EyE Unlimited to get you moving and grooving for the Eco-Movement with their ‘Green Anthem” Song. Many blessings to you guys in all you are doing too and sharing your talent with the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5djttXbnwY
 
So special thanks to Mother Earth and to South Coast Solar for sponsoring the very special edition of FabuNOLA eNewsletter (just sent to you — gotta get on the list if you aren’t already). Happy Earth Day Wherever You Are Loving Our FabuPlanet!!
 
Be & Live Well,
 
Cherylyn

aka

Miss FabuNOLA

 

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Louisiana Green Corps @ Whole Foods in New Orleans & Metairie 

In honor of Earth Day, the workforce development programs of the Louisiana Green Corps including the Arc of Greater New Orleans, Alliance for Affordable Energy, and Old City Building Center will be on hand to share valuable environmental information with the Greater New Orleans community. Our Corpsmembers will discuss and demonstrate sustainable gardening, energy efficient practices and materials, and the many uses and benefits of recycled woods and deconstruction. Come join us for new info and lots of Earth Day fun! www.lagreencorps.org

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Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers + Jake Smith. Presented by Wednesday in the Square (and YLC) @ Lafayette Square from 5 – 7:30 pm.

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Earth Day with J Taylor
 
WHO W New Orleans and You

WHAT Celebrate Earth Day with us and turn your lights down low. J Taylor is hosting a candlelit soiree to showcase his new artwork in the Living Room Gallery. Sip complimentary VeeV-a-la-Green and take in the view of his Fleur de Lis series.

WHEN April 22, 2009 from 7:30 – 8:30pm

WHERE Living Room Gallery at W New Orleans
 
WOW! 30% of the proceeds of the artwork will be donated to Parkway Partners and be used to plant trees in our neighborhoods.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 @ 7 PM

As Told By Themselves: New Orleans Brass Bands” is a series of live oral history projects at the LHC. The series kicks off on Wednesday, April 22nd with the Hot 8 Brass Band. LHC is located at 938 Lafayette St. (corner of O’Keefe), Suite 300, NOLA 70113. 504.523.4352 phone.

The event will include a performance by the Hot 8, a short video screening, and a panel discussion with the band, led by writer Jason Berry. In the first installment, the Hot 8 will discuss the origins and history of the band, their education as musicians, the traditions they uphold, their participation in social club parades and jazz funerals, and their continued activity in the community as messengers of social progress.

Doors open at 7 pm. Admission is $5, free to students and LEH members. For reservations and media inquiries, contact Brian Boyles at 504.620.2632 or boyles@leh.org. Click here to see Flyer for Hot 8 Brass Band Event: http://www.leh.org/temp/hot8flier.pdf.

Visit http://www.leh.org for more information on the LHC. This is a program of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and funded in part by grants from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and the Greater New Orleans Fdn.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Alliance For Affordable Energy Workshop Series:

Renewable Energy from the Mississippi?!? A discussion on River Turbines

John McGowin, Energy Manager of the City of New Orleans will be discussing the use of river turbines and hydropower as a renewable energy source for Louisiana residents.  Find out how the Mississippi might be a major source of our electric power in New Orleans one day!

This workshop will be held in the BuildSmart Learning Center in the Art Egg Building, under the Broad Street overpass.  If this is your first time coming or you haven’t visited us in a while, please see our Directions.

WHERE: BuildSmart Learning Center, 1001 S. Broad St. (under Broad St. overpass in Art Egg Studios building, NOLA

WHEN: Thursday, April 23 2009 6:00 – 8:00 pm

They look forward to seeing you there!

About the Alliance for Affordable Energy:  Founded in 1985, the Alliance is a non-profit, public interest, membership organization dedicated to creating fair, affordable, environmentally responsible, community-based energy policies for Louisiana and the nation. Go to www.All4Energy.org to learn more.

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Recycling in FabuNOLA Reminder to those of you (and new news to those of you who are new) about Free Home Recycling Info (Lab Recycling) & Glass Recycling Info (Consciously Rebuilding). All of the info is listed in my first post from almost 2 weeks ago. Please check them out and show them some Eco-Love!! Peace, Cherylyn