In planning all of our events, we are especially considerate of the environment (of course!). Here's the scoop on our 2012 Gorgeous & Green gala in San Francisco from our Events Manager, Nina Storm. FOOD
General green event rules: Serve organic and sustainable food. Whenever possible, use produce from local farmers and merchants.
Gorgeous & Green 2012 details: Dinner from chefs Michael Mina, Joseph Humphrey, and Bill Corbett included dishes made with locally-grown, organic and/or sustainable ingredients, including King Trumpet Mushroom Salad with Andouille and Black Truffle Stuffed Mary's Chicken. Organic desserts were provided by The Only Cookie and Miette.
General green event rules: Serve organic alcohol, juices, and soft drinks and wines that are organic and biodynamic.
Gorgeous & Green 2012 details: We featured wine and beverages from Cade Winery, Iron Horse Vineyards, Korbel Organic California Champagne, 360 Organic Vodka, and MateVeza Guayaki Yerba Mate.
General green event rules: Book your event at a venue that is energy-efficient and practices sustainability.
Gorgeous & Green 2012 details: The Bently Reserve is a LEED-certified green building.
General green event rules: Enlist a printing service that uses recycled paper and non-toxic ink for necessary printed materials, such as invitations and event programs.
Gorgeous & Green 2012 details: The program was printed on 100% recycled paper using soy inks by Greener Printer. Eco-accolade awards were presented to honorees in frames made from recycled bicycle chains.
FASHION & BEAUTY
Our "Gorgeous & Green" event features an eco-fashion show, produced by Lily Achatz and Clarissa Nicosia. This year's show featured designs by Mina & Olya (organic and sustainable fabrics); Amour Vert (organic and sustainable fabrics); Pact (organic cotton); Prophetik (peace silks and natural dyes); Cari Borja (sustainable fabrics); and Oliver Tolentino (organic and sustainable fabrics). Vintage accessories were supplied by Torso Vintages. Non-toxic makeup was provided by Vapour Organic Beauty and haircare by Pureology (our generous sponsor). CEO Matt Petersen even wore a suit made from recycled fabrics -- with a lapel made from old cassette tape.