We celebrated Earth Day in sustainable style at our eco-chic Earth Day Birthday/5th Season Anniversary/Chicago Launch Party last night! In honor of the launch of our 5th Season Anniversary and move to Chicago to join the Platinum LEED Green Exchange community, we’d like to thank everyone who took a walk on the green carpet and came out to share in the conscious vibes, food, wine, and eco-friendly recycled art by Gregory Coates. Big thanks to the GrNnamdi Gallery for hosting us.
The evening was both eclectic and organic. The G.R. N’Namdi contempory art gallery downtown provided a backdrop of large-scale, brighty-colored paintings made from recycled down pillow feathers and wooden columns wrapped in recycled tires. While the first four seasons of Conscious Living TV played on Phillips flat screen eco-tv’s, Melissa Graham’s Monogramme Events created a delicious menu consisting of unique passed appetizers like vegan polenta french fries, pureed white potato soup shots and black bean salad that kept guests raving for more. Red and white organic wines by Candid Wines complimented the dishes and taught guests how organic wines can taste good too; and Veev organic Acai cocktails partnered with Live it Green to provide the brand new mojito-like Treetini’s: for every cocktail consumed, a tree gets planted–and thanks to our guests and Live it Green–100 trees will be planted to offset our footprint. Dessert consisted of melt-in-your-mouth, handmade, vanilla caramels by Katherine Anne Confections. And to bring it all back home, guests walked away with eco-friendly laundry bags by the Green Garmento, reusable laundry bags, which substitute plastic dry cleaner bags, which contribute 300 million pounds to landfills each year.
Special thanks to our host committe: Shannon Downey of Pivotal Events, Jen Katchacharian, Eco-chicorganizer and founder of Chicago Green Families, David Baum at our future home the Green Exchange, Melissa Graham from Monogramme Events & Catering, and Jaqueline and Jumaane N’Namdi. Good time, had. Total trees planted: 100. Photos By: the lovely Adrianne Hawthorne.
Check out more photos from the party on our Facebook page, or stay tuned for behind the scenes footage on an upcoming episode of Conscious Living!
Peace, love & gratitude,
Michael + Bianca