Mon-Sat, 8am-11pm; Sun, 9am-10pm
L at First Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Dominique Camacho opened this modern, green-minded boutique in March 2008, scrawling leafy illustrations on the walls in neon, eco-friendly paint and harnessing solar power to light her sign out front. Whatever your level of environmental concern, the spot is an easy go-to for unusual gifts, from Fine & Raw cacao and agave chocolates to plantable Grow-a-Note greeting cards with wildflower seeds embedded in the paper. Long wooden tables and floor-to-ceiling shelving built from reclaimed lumber are piled with beauty products, home décor, stationery, books, and jewelry. The contemporary selection forgoes crunchy, dowdy stereotypes for John Masters Organics hair products, Priti toluene- and formaldehyde-free nail polish, canvas boots by Simple, and baskets hand woven from recycled magazines. Apparel and accessories hang from wall hooks and line the shelves, including Ecoist recycled clutches from repurposed wrappers, Maggie’s organic cotton tights, and tees reading “Live Green or Die” and “Green Power.” Neighborhood regulars and spandex-clad students fresh from class at Yoga to the People down the street munch on spelt scones and peruse books like The Lazy Environmentalist in Ciao for Now, the organic, three-table café in the back of the store.