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{green heart series} meet holly rose of leotie lovely

Monday, November 28, 2016


this week's green heart series continues with a trusted resource + a prolific writer in the zero waste + sustainable living community: holly rose pens the provocative + stylish eco blog leotie lovely.

there's an ineffable quality to holly rose; she's a force of nature with her pensive eyes + unbridled spirit, her soft voice + unflinching dedication to her principles. holly discourses about ethical fashion, organic spinach + life on the road while living in a vintage vw van with amaranthine enthusiasm. from floss to fashion to furniture, she'll gently guide you towards a lifestyle that actively considers the planet + its inhabitants, both people + animals. 

find out how the first nations people + their culture inspire holly to continue on her daily journey to live a more mindful life, what musical instrument she plays to decompress + who she admires most. her writing will make you ponder everyday habits + decisions, while quietly changing your view of the world. this is holly:

{simple pleasures} coming home: rentrer à la maison

Saturday, November 19, 2016


"it's a funny thing coming home. nothing changes.
 everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same.
you realize what's changed is you." 
f. scott fitzgerald

{today's simple pleasures}

{green heart series} meet thara of moss + stone

Monday, November 14, 2016


hurraw! today i'm excited to introduce a new feature here on finny + dill: the green heart series, in which an extraordinary sustainable living enthusiast is showcased each week. you'll meet passionate thought leaders, young activists and seasoned environmentalists, all working to disseminate information + create positive change. each is devoted to promoting social justice + human rights, protecting the environment and advocating on behalf of animals.

the people you will meet are compassionate, intelligent, driven, fierce + funny. they come from all walks of life and from all across the globe; they are a world of creators: writers, artists, photographers, singers, sewers, entrepreneurs, makers, dreamers and doers. they have also had a great impact on my life in numerous ways. they make me laugh, they make me think, they stretch my mind to new limits, and certainly, they galvanize me to live a more thoughtful life.

meet our first young eco hero, thara, healthy living aficionado + ardent animal rights advocate. find out which personal quality she would never change about herself, the private part of her life she chose to disclose in her quest to help others and what her parents had to say when she encouraged them to explore a plant-based diet.

{simple pleasures} strike up the band: démarrer la bande

Saturday, November 12, 2016


"i would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free
so other people would be also free."
rosa parks

{today's simple pleasures}

{eco brand} fazl socks: stepping into the giving season

Friday, November 11, 2016


'tis the season for giving + keeping our tootsies warm. a year ago i put together this list of fab fair trade + vegan socks, all ethically-produced. i just discovered a new slow fashion brand making sweet socks + giving back every step of the way {get it?}. this is how a simple pair of socks can change the tide of a life:

{simple pleasures} rebondir dans graceland: bouncing into graceland

Saturday, November 5, 2016


"maybe i've reason to believe
we all will be received
in graceland"
paul simon

{today's simple pleasures}

years ago i was lying across the cold vinyl of the physician's exam table, the crisp crepe paper roll beneath me sticking to my nervous palms. the doctor came in, he took my blood pressure first, then he took my wrist in his hand, placing his fingers over my radial artery to take my pulse. he looked perplexed, he took it again. then again. in all, he took it five times, finally stepping back, he said with incredulity, "these numbers indicate that you shouldn't be alive." 

but i was, and i am. and i'm so very glad to be here. 

{eco hiking} into the wild: a sustainable guide to hiking gear

Friday, November 4, 2016

traveling solo is an enriching + expanding experience for me, but this month my best friend, lauren, her husband matt, + i journeyed into the woods of mount hood in oregon as a trio. the three of us made a mighty fine team of wilderness explorers, each of us equally bewitched + bewildered by nature's beauty.

together we trekked through densely wooded trails, an abyss of strapping roots, golden-green leaves + velvety soft moss. a canopy of trees above us + a panoply of mushrooms sprouting below us, we were spellbound. at the forefront of my thoughts was how to protect so much splendor. so how exactly does one prepare + what does one pack for a cruelty-free + eco hike in the mountains?