Live Green with More Not Less: The New Urbanism

By James Chuda, Co-founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World With more knowledge, more consumer choices that allow us to support eco-friendly services and products and a better understanding of our interconnectedness to each other, the planet and the production processes of the things we buy, we could Live LuxEco! We could live truly sustainable. We could Live Green with More not Less! What if we thought different about the way we live- we got out of our individual little cars and away from suburban sprawl? How about a New Urbanism that teaches us to be self-sufficient while still contributing to the benefit of all society?

Eco Art: Brad Miller Traverses the Elements in His New Exhibition at Edward Cella...

By Edward Cella, Owner of Edward Cella Art+Architecture How often are you struck by the intricately constructed beauty of nature? For Venice Beach based artist Brad Miller, that appreciation happens each day in his home and studio but was recent reinforced by an exhaustive excursion though the coastal waters and reefs surrounding Thailand and Myanmar. Upon returning, Miller embarked on the planning for debut exhibition at Edward Cella Art+Architecture in Los Angeles. Transforming the white box of the gallery into a laboratory to construct and present his insights into the fundamental mechanisms of existence, one comes to appreciate that Miller is a naturalist at heart and has built upon these universal relationships which have appeared in various contexts throughout his career.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat: LuxEcoLiving’s # 1 Choice for South Africa’s...

Bushmans Kloof is Stunning! Spectacular! A haven for culinary delights! A once in a lifetime experience... nothing can compare to this Relais & Châteaux property part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Write a Novel, Lose Weight, Win at Work, and Prevent Disease…With A Lifespan Treadmill...

By Alanna Rosette Brown, a writer/filmmaker, LuxEcoLiving Advocate, and author of Moonpennies. Follow her blog at alannarosette.com Make a New Years Resolution: Stand-Up and Walk...

“One Today” Richard Blanco is the youngest inaugural poet in our countries history

"One Today" One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces of the Great Lakes, spreading...

Bob Dylan’s Acceptance Speech for Grammy Cares February 6, 2015

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Dylan's Eyes Portrait on Guitar by artist Zhenya Gershman for Grammy's Music Cares 2015   I'm...

Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

We are a nation in turmoil. In a world unfolding so rapidly with hate and distrust. We are a target. It is a misnomer to think that we are great or we will be greater with walls built from hatred, casting innocent children and mothers away from our shores.

Celebrate Hanukkah with Laurie David

By Lorri Ballance Laird, LuxEco Advocate As we are in the midst of Hanukkah, Luxeco asked Laurie if she was doing anything special for the holiday. She told us that she was planning to try something different: Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Latkes. She and her two teenage daughters made this recipe together to celebrate the festive occasion.

In Memoriam:Please don’t despair my name is Claire

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World I lost a very close friend. She was and remains...

Dear Mainstream Authors, Stop Bashing Independent Publishing and Get a Clue

By Alanna Brown, a LuxEcoLiving Advocate, creator of Brown House Online, and author of Moonpennies They're like the bullies on the playground. Those snot-nosed, mainstream-published...

Irresponsible Care: National Children’s Study faces changes which may put children’s health at greater...

Introduction by Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World In 2000, many children's health advocates applauded Congress's decision to...

The Chuda’s Green Dream Home is a Hot Property

By Nancy and James Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World. Contributing editorial from Bethany Colson, Assitant Managing...

Is Antimatter Real?

By DENNIS OVERBYE Physics; somewhere over the rainbow. What in the World Is a Higgs Boson?  Peter Higgs, an Edinburgh University professor, discussed the particle that bears...

In Memory of Colette: Healthy Child Healthy World Celebrates Twenty Green but Golden Years

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. This year Healthy Child Healthy World is celebrating its twentieth...

The Compostable Toothbrush

by Heather Clisby Second Chance Ranch courtesy of BlogHer The latest product to land on my radar is a computable toothbrush, apparently "the first of...

Dear You, Who Harbor Hatred and Ignorance November 7, 2016

No matter how different we all may be, as humans, we are all we have. We must stop hating each other. We must stop refusing to see each other. We must decide to love each other.

Water Gardens: Letting Mother Nature Do The Work

"The sound of water is so   relaxing," says Peter Logan of Peter Logan Designs in Tujunga California.  "And the water garden is a...

EARTH: A New Wild (PBS Premieres February 4th) with Dr. M. Sanjayan is the...

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World with contributions from environmentalist John Easterling Photo Courtesy of PBS...

WATCH: The XII Apostles by Artist Zhenya Gershman

By Bethany Colson, Managing Editor Stripped down, the twelve apostles appear very different to us than the way that we conventionally imagine them.  In her...

Getting a Good Book Review Without a Hundred-Dollar Bribe

By Alanna Brown, a LuxEcoLiving Advocate, creator of Brown House Online, and author of Moonpennies John Locke broke an independent publishing record in 2011. He...

Parenting for Peace by Marcy Axness, PhD: A Book Review

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. It...

Home Size: How Big is Too Big?

By Trish Holder Courtesy of Greenspiration Home “We’re going to die,” I pronounced. We were in the third hour of our drive to Folly Beach, SC for...

Beauty’s Big Secret: Hidden Toxins in Fragrance

By Alanna Brown, LuxEco Editorial Assistant According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article entitled “Fragrance Chemicals and the Scent of Suspicion,” the fragrance industry has been keeping vital chemical information from the public. The article says two recent reports, one by the EWG and one by Women’s Voices for the Earth, have caused a stir amongst researchers, environmental groups, consumers, and industry legislation. These reports reveal that on the label of any given personal care product, bottle of perfume, or cleaning agent the word “fragrance” is loaded with unknown meaning. Manufacturers have used this one word, a nondescript listing among the other ingredients, as a catch-all to legally mask the dozen-or-more chemicals not actually listed.

Trying on Zero Waste Fashion

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant Fashion design is an art, and just like other art forms such as writing, cooking, and painting, you need to scrap the first drafts and unruly pieces before producing your masterpiece. But with these scraps come a never-ending contribution to landfills and further pollution to our environment. This awareness has fueled designers in the fashion industry to attempt “zero waste fashion.”

The Hemingways Nairobi:LuxEcoLiving’s #1 Choice for Luxury and Cuisine

There is only one place in Nairobi... The Hemingways is historic. The grounds are magnificent and the view of Ngong Hills from your terrace translates the love and passion that Karen Blixen held for the land she so dearly loved.

Olympic Dressage Winner “Monsieur” Leaves A Historic Legacy Behind For Charlotte Bredahl

American Olympian Charlotte Bredahl had to euthanize her 1992 Olympic dressage partner Monsieur on Saturday 17 October 2015. The chestnut gelding was 34 years...

Healthy Child Healthy World: From the Pain a Passion for Change

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Colette Chuda 1989 photo credit Irene Born Newton-John  “When a parent loses...

Start Something That Matters Most: Ben and Blake Two Good Soles

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books,...

Retaking our Green Wedding Vows at the Hotel Bel-Air

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World In a historic setting which rekindles Hollywoods Golden but now...

A tribute to Nora Ephron: Why I don’t feel bad about my neck

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Health World Getting older. It's not easy. Nora always found a way to...
Nature is Art

Nature is Art

By Florence "Flip" Ross a LuxEcoLiving contributor and advocate   It is such a beautiful world, have you noticed the various hues? When I step out the...

August

By: Florence Ross, author, poet and LuxEcoLiving contributor August August ends the summer season But we celebrate it for another reason We have a more important view It...

Joan Didion Plays Herself: The Center Will Not Hold

Having watched Griffin Dunne's (Joan's nephew and actor) brilliant new documentary, Netflix, "The Center Will Not Hold" I began craving salted almonds and ice cold cokes; the magical combo that supposedly got her literary motor running everyday of her life.

WATCH: Bel Canto Pop!

By Amanda Nisenson, Opera Singer and LuxEco Advocate The night before I was born, my mother was reading an article about Beverly Sills, (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) the famous opera singer who performed for huge audiences around the world. My Great Aunt used to brag about how she knew Beverly Sills growing up in Brooklyn, and how much she enjoyed being friends with “Bubbles,” as Ms. Sills was called then. The article continued to explain that this nickname was given to her because she was born with Bubbles in her mouth. The next day, June 17th was the day that I came into the world, and to my mother’s great surprise, I was born with Bubbles in my mouth. She could not believe the coincidence, and announced to the doctor that I would become a singer! Years later, shortly before Beverly Sills died, my mother had the great fortune to meet the legendary singer, and actually got the opportunity to ask in person, if she did indeed know my Great Aunt. After a questionable pause, Ms. Sills burst out laughing in recollection of this zany character from her childhood.

Legends of the Santa Ynez Valley: Horse Whisperer Monty Roberts Champions Charity with the...

Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Ynez California Flag Up Farm Monty Roberts...

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