This week we caught up with the lovely Vanessa Farquharson, author of Sleeping
Naked is Green: How an eco-cynic unplugged her fridge, sold her car and
found love in 366 days, for her scoop on enviro-Toronto
You transformed your beauty ritual for the sake of green: who
carries your fave products?
Carrot has a bulk cosmetics section so you can refill your bottles
of shampoo and conditioner. I love Ecco Bella’s moisturizer for
sensitive skin. For cosmetics, I head to Whole
Foods or Origins.
As an arts reporter you have high fashion expectations: where do
you go for stylish, earth-friendly attire?
As pretentious as American
Apparel can be, they are one of the few places you can find organic,
sweat-shop-free and still sexy underwear. Right now Im also loving
Simple’s vegan-approved sneakers, especially these black
You recently bought a new home: what’s your top,
carbon-friendly, design and decor destination?
interior design is tricky. Most of my furniture comes from antique
storesI hit St.
Lawrence Market on Sundays and the Toronto chapter of Freecycle
has great used items.
What veggie restaurant makes your mouth water?
Bar in Kensington. It’s not vegetarian but offers plenty of options,
and the meat is grass-fed and free-range. Plus they have some biodynamic
wines, and a decent patio.
You can see why Vanessas our favourite eco-aficionado.