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  • How to make your wedding eco-friendly

    How to make your wedding eco-friendly
    What is the newest and fastest growing trend in the multi-billion dollar per year wedding industry? Why going "green" of course. What does going "green" mean. It means that you can have organic or locally grown food, you can be whisked away in a hybrid limo, have your invitations printed on recycled paper or use potted plants instead of cut flowers. "People are making purchasing decisions based on environmental concerns," says Gerald Prolman, the founder of OrganicBouquet.com, an online organic florist. All over the country, caterers now offer pesticide-free menus and all-natural vintages. More than ever, fine china and linen napkins are returning and the idea of throwaways is, well, being thrown out.
  • Don't use decor that endangers planet, wildlife

    Several months ago I wrote a column about feathers that got readers squawking. I wrote about how they were trending up in fashion and decor. Bird lovers cried, "Fowl!" And rightly so. Feathers are beautiful. When they are rendered as a motif in, say,...

    Small florists struggle for differentiation from Internet middlemen

    Still struggling in the post-recession, local flower shops aren't just competing with supermarkets, discounters and do-it-yourselfers. They're fighting to survive as a growing number of online middlemen known as "order-gatherers" sweep into the...

    Parents eligible for Apple refunds for kids' in-app purchases

    Parents eligible for Apple refunds for kids' in-app purchases
    Although Seana Mulcahy considers herself tech savvy, she was thrown a bit when her 8-year-old son Logan not once, but twice, ran up charges using apps downloaded from Apple's online iTunes store. The first time, he downloaded a free game and ended up...

    Take precautions with gift cards this graduation season

    Talk about an impulse purchase gone bad. That's the polite way of describing my recent shopping experience after purchasing a $50 Amazon.com gift card for my nephew Charlie, who was turning six. The easiest thing would have been to order the gift card...