Happy MLK Weekend everyone!! As you know we love to connect with other young entrepreneurs following their dreams...so today we are thrilled to bring you an interview with Scott Poniewaz, Co-Founder of CampusDibs. CampusDibs is a fully functioning sale site dedicated to the needs of today's college student. We are super psyched to be apart of this week's CampusDibs Newsletter and hope you check out our interview with Scott as well as their awesome site.
CMar: What is CampusDibs and how did you originate the idea for it?
Scott: It wasn’t long ago that we were digging for change in the cushions for beer money, and realized it would be awesome if we could help students live large on the cheap with brands they already know, while also introducing up-and-coming products, services and brands (like c. marchuska). Students have similar needs across the country, so we offer everything from deals at the local pizza place all the way up to products like dorm furnishings, textbooks, or spring break travel. We also provide the opportunity for amazing experiences like NJ Nets basketball games or touring Broadway shows like Rock of Ages.
CMar: Who currently is a part of the CampusDibs team and how did you meet?
Scott: We have a great team with Garren Givens, Manish Vora and I as the co-founders of the company. We were all born in Wisconsin and somehow connected in New York through various entrepreneur and startup channels here in the city. We also have a few full-time staff and interns from schools like Baruch, Columbia, and Trinity (and we’re still looking for more).
CMar: What role has social media played in your business?
Scott: Colleges have inherent offline social networks that are tightly knit. One person telling their 3 roommates has been a great benefit with campuses. Facebook and Twitter referral programs are also key to helping spread Campus Dibs to different campuses around the country.
CMar: Where do you see CampusDibs 5 years from now?
Scott: We’ll still be putting together great offers for students and introducing them to the best things out there. Given the pace at which things move in modern times and in technology, we have a feeling there will be a much different experience we’ll be building on to bring everything awesome to students. Who knows, maybe we’ll have space travel for spring break by then!
CMar: Have you always been an entrepreneur?
Scott: I definitely did not take a direct path to where I am today. I grew up in Wisconsin and started college at the University of Montana studying art education, graduated with a photojournalism degree, landed a job teaching photo programs in Southeast Asia for a teen travel company, then ended up building their India operations and other Asian markets before leaving the safety of a salary and jetsetting to take the leap of faith to help launch Campus Dibs. Along the way, I’ve done everything from ski instructing to graphic design to cooking. Versatility is an important trait for entrepreneurs.
CMar: What inspires you?
Scott: Success, but not in the financial sense. Everything I do, I want to do well. I think Garren, Manish and I all share the same workaholic ethic, simply because we have that drive to succeed in everything we do. You should see us at our company bowling parties, you’ll definitely see that drive come out in all of us (laughing).
CMar: What's the most important thing you have learned from starting this business?
Scott: Aside from keeping all of our students happy and saving them money, it is the ability to reflect on how each decision effects the business, then move our strategy forward or pivot quickly based on that information. From my time in India for my previous company, it would definitely be that a cup of tea can go a long way.
CMar: Will you be featuring more green companies going forward? Is it an initiative for your site?
Scott: As we grow, we want to definitely feature more green companies on our site. One of our partnerships is with Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and they have been very adamant about doing a series of local, green deals for their campus. We think college students today are more conscious and supportive of eco-friendly brands and of course, we love them too!
Thank you so much Scott!!! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Until next time stay eco-fabulous,
Love your skin, love your hair, love you. That's the tagline for 100% natural hair and skin care company, Yamerra. Its founder, Maryam Moma is a 25-year-old fashion model who blends the beauty benefits of shea butter and essential oils with luxurious scents that'll leave you wanting more.
Angel: Yamerra is 4 years old. How did you come up with the concept to start the line and what is your company's philosophy?
Maryam: I founded Yamerra a few years after I graduated from Temple University with a degree in architecture. I enjoyed studying architecture, however- it was not my passion. I have always been immersed in the world of beauty, skincare and haircare, and fashion, being a fashion model in the industry since I was 16. I was primarily inspired to create Yamerra by my own skincare and haircare needs to create functional and useful blends for personal use with affordable and natural raw materials. I discovered that Shea butter is extremely restorative and healing for the hair and skin. I decided to mix pure Shea with essential oils and herbs to even enhance it more.
Angel: As a young entrepreneur, what steps did you take to start Yamerra and what challenges did you encounter?
Maryam: One of the first steps I took when I started Yamerra was to work vigorously to create a nutrient-rich and titillating scent palette for its products. I wanted to restore balance and radiance to my skin and hair using raw shea, and also be left smelling delectable! Closer to Yamerra’s founding, I brought a chemist on board, Victoria O., to make sure Isure herbs and essential oils did not clash to irritate the skin and hair; rather, to rejuvenate, balance and heal.
Angel: Why did you choose to build Yamerra as an organic skin and hair care line?
Maryam: One of the primary reasons for making Yamerra all natural and organic is because all natural ingredients and raw materials are not only better for the skin and hair but also for the earth and environment. Yamerra is a sustainable brand. It has been an extremely important decision to keep the line organic and all natural so that it can be used and enjoyed by all, safely. Yamerra is recommended for even babies.
Angel: Your products are sold in three U.S. states, as well as international locations, Dubai and Nigeria. How do you manage Yamerra as an international brand?
Maryam: I have managed Yamerra as an international brand by making strong connections with trusted, like-minded individuals, who have used and seen the benefits of Yamerra first-hand. All the distributors/ store locations that carry Yamerra now, locally and internationally, are owned by Yamerra clients who use the product themselves. I deal with these people personally, sending them requested samples and products for retail as needed. Connecting with a store owner that is aware of what the market/ clientele needs and wants are, is easily reachable and communicates efficiently and timely is important in dealing with an international account.
Angel: Tell me about some of our most popular/favorite products. Besides your own line, are there other natural and organic companies or organizations that you support?
Maryam: We have three product lines, a two-in-one hair and body butter, luxurious body soap, and a whipped body soufflé. They come in six, very unique varying scents: Lemon Fire Bliss Lemongrass, Sultry Mango, Home Sweet Home Honey Vanilla, Be Bodacious Tangerine Grape, Sensual Bliss Jasmine Sage, and In Spring Lusciousness Peach Peppermint.
Yamerra also carries a line for mothers-to-be, nursing mothers, and newborn babies (6-12 months), plus unique seasonal creations.
Another organic product I support and use personally is Selara Faces Skincare. I love their face masks- they leave my skin firm, supple and revived. My favorite mask is their Honey Almond Exfoliator and Mask- After a home facial, I follow with another amazing product in their line- Selara Faces Skin Brightening Moisturizer. It’s is high in Vitamin E, smells incredible and leaves the skin feeling moisturized and loved.
Angel: What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs, especially those who want to build sustainable, eco-friendly businesses?
Maryam: I advise that young entrepreneurs starting a small business to follow their hearts and stay true to their most original concepts. Innovation, persistence, and determination to succeed in business must factor in. Especially to individuals interested in building an eco-friendly business; do not settle for or include anything that is not from the earth, not natural and chemical-free.
Angel: Do you have any last words?
Maryam: Join the Yamerra Revolution! Enjoy Yamerra’s luxurious, affordable and long-lasting Eco-essential products made with love. Otherwise, stay far away from products containing chemicals- help sustain the earth by using and supporting Eco-friendly brands and do not forget to recycle!
Kisses and cupcakes until we meet again,
♥ ✌ ☺
What to Wear:
Boot season is definitely here and we are onto a super cool eco brand out of the UK called Po-Zu. As our favorite fashionable male, Brian, wrote in a recent AskHim blog, Uggs are still all the rage and are the perfect pairing for a casual day around town. But, we are thinking of trading in those Uggs for Po-Zu Piper Tans which, not only are a lot more stylish than those standard brown suede boots, but are also organically tanned with vegetable extracts. Oh and did we also mention that they give 3% of each purchase to the charity of your choice?? If that doesn't get your feel good shopaholic hearts racing then we don't know what will
What to Check Out:
Tired of paying $250 for a mediocre hair cut?? Yeah so were we - so we hopped on the 6 train to Union Square to check out the Carsten Aveda Institute. For $19 you get a wash, hair cut, blow dry, scalp massage and hand massage. Apart from all of this, they also use all Aveda products which are composed of naturally derived ingredients. Make your appt today at the 22 East 17th Street!
What to Eat:
Did you know how many amazing nutrients are in pumpkins? Better yet, did you know how tasty pumpkin seeds can be? Check out this awesome recipe from Emeril Lagasse for some delicious roasted pumpkin seeds with a spicy kick. We made them and now are a bit addicted to this yummy snack
News from C. Mar:
As you end this fabulous first week of November be sure to check out our design process post Monika's Story: The Journey of an Eco Friendly Dress, how to get your guy's attention with this week's AskHim and a Q&A with one of the new member's of our CMar Team, Krystal Williams. Last, but not least, don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Sunday as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end for 2010...and luckily gives all of us some extra time to catch up on those much needed Zzzzzs!
Keep it real & keep it eco chic
For the past month, I've taken time out, each Wednesday, to introduce the c. marchuska community to some interesting folks in the eco world. We've heard from Aaron Goldfarb, an up-and-coming New York author whose first book is available on Kindle. And, I've also had time to feature Amy Ludwigson, the woman behind conscious-shopping sites Pure Habitat and Pure Citizen. Now, it's time to reel it all back and let you all in on a member of the c. marchuska blog team, Krystal.
Krystal's a 22-year-old, Jersey girl, whose self-proclaimed energy, humor and curiosity is taking her to new heights in the Big Apple. She and Christine have a Cornell connection that brought them together for c. marchuska (tongue twister, yes, I know). So pop a bag of (organic) popcorn, pull up a chair, and get cozy with... Krystal!
Angel: How did you become involved with c. marchuska?
Krystal: My roommate and fellow Cornellian, Christina, met her at a conference during undergrad. Christina asked if I was interested in helping out with the blog; and because I love writing and LOVE the idea of fashion, I came on board. I've been loving it ever since.
Angel: You said that living with Christina has helped you become a more eco-conscious person. What have you learned from living the "green" way?
Krystal: It's important for people, especially young people, to become aware of how we are affecting our environment and how we can change basic habits to leave less of a harmful impact on the earth!
Angel: Why do you think eco fashion is important?
Krystal: People will always need clothes, so fashion is always going to be around. It's important for an industry that affects everyone in the world to be environmentally friendly. The fashion industry uses alot of inorganic materials and is extremely wasteful. If we could find methods that reduce that waste and reduce the amount of harmful chemicals and materials, we would be able to greatly decrease the harmful effects we leave on the earth. It's just one step in the process to living more eco friendly, but it is a huge step.
Angel: Besides blogging , what can we find you doing in your free time?
Krystal: I love attending culture-focused events such as music shows and poetry slams around the city. I love discovering new places in the city... on any given Saturday you can catch me walking down Madison Avenue, or gallery hoping in Chelsea, or catching a crosstown bus, just to explore!
Angel: Well, it's great you have down time to get out and have fun. Now that you're a working girl in the city, and have two internships on top of working with c. marchuska, what's next?
Krystal: My dream job would be to work at a magazine, or with a news station as a news anchor. I want a communications-based career that will allow me to use my writing and interpersonal skills to make a difference in the world.
Angel: Well, let's give you some room to start making that difference, right now. As always, I like to end my interviews by asking a short, simple question... any last words?
Krystal: Be more courageous than you thought you can and don't worry about the things you can't change.
Keep an eye out for Krystal's Weekly Eco-Fashion Roundup and catch her on twitter @_MissWilliams. See you next week... don't miss me too much
This Halloween season don't let bagloads of processed sweets, one-time-use costumes made from non-Earth friendly material, and make-up with ingredients likely to be found in the BP oil spill scare you out of enjoying the festivities. Despite the over consumption that runs rampant during Halloween we eco-friendly fashion lovers can stay true to our roots. This week's weekly wrap up has a frightful focus on keeping your Halloween sustainably SPOOOOKY!
What to Use:
What econista wouldn't want to use make up from a company whose mantra is "You shouldn't have to sacrifice your glamorous side to be safe, natural and healthy!" This natural mineral company is the one-stop shop for long lasting, blendable, earth-friendly makeup with high intensity color. Find out more at: Terra Firma's website. Photo courtesy of terrafirmacosmetics.com.
What to Wear:
Make this Halloween a DIY holiday. Let's face it: The best Halloween costumes as far as sustainability and creativity go are the ones concocted from materials we already have! For ideas about how to create the best homemade costumes head over to treehugger.com Not much of a DIY-er? Doesn't mean you can't show the environment some good lovin' this holiday! Check out Oeuf's line of environmentally friendly mask and tail sets created out of 100% alpaca wool.
What to Eat:
Stumped about how to keep it healthy and green this Halloween? Don't be. Yummy Earth, an organic candy line created by two fathers, features treats that are good for you and your environment. With treats whose ingredients lists are free of glutens, casein, GMOs, Nuts, Soy, Dairy and artificial dyes Yummy Treats is sure to take the fright out of your Halloween.
News from C. Mar:
As you end this week with a spooktacularly earth friendly Halloween celebration be sure to check out some of our blogs recent posts Ask Him: Office Attire-Naked Fridays and our lovely Q&A with Amy Ludwigson of Pure Citizen!
Happy Friday Eco lovers! Fridays are a special time for the C.Marchuska family, as it's not only one more day until the weekend, it's also a time for guest bloggers to shout their praises and opinions about their fav eco friendly and sustainable products. Here's Laura Autumn Floyd bringing you the latest in eco friendly makeup (didn't know it existed did ya? read on!;):
For all of the fashionistas out there who have spruced up their closet by embracing eco-friendly fashions, why not go the extra mile and green up your makeup bag? Below are 4 Eco Friendly Brands that I think are worth looking at.
1. Josie Maran Cosmetics:
The creation of former model Josie Maran, comes a brand that brings you luxury and eco-conscious makeup.
Packaging: Josie Maran Cosmetics are packaged in recyclable glass, aluminum, paper and plastic; several of their products use biodegradeable materials also. “30% of the outer carbon packaging” is made from post consumer waste.
Natural Materials:Maran's “miracle” ingredient is 100% Argan Oil which originates from Morocco and is extracted from the oil of kernels from an Argan tree. Argan Oil is a multipurpose product that you can use on hair, face, nails, body. It's unique because one can only retrieve it from a certain place in Morocco. A cooperative program with the women of southwest Morroco was set up so the sale of the Argan Oil they obtain helps their families and communities.
Availability: Sephora and www.josiemarancosmetics.com
Originally a pharmacy chain pharmacy in Greece, that is now an international brand.
Packaging: Korres’ Eco-conscious policy ensures that all of its packaging is recyclable. The brand works to reduce their carbon footprint by optimizing production so that materials needed are minimal, use steam generated heat rather than electrical, and any herbs or plants they use are guaranteed pesticide free.
Natural Materials: Mineral oil or silicones (they are not biodegradable), as well as other materials that are harmful to the body and to nature, are not incorporated into their products. Ingredients such as olive oil, rosemary, argan oil, thyme, and aloe vera (to name a few) are in abundance.
Availability: Sephora and www.korresusa.com
3. Tarte Cosmetics:
This brand is described as “high powered natural” cosmetics mixed with glamour
Packaging: Customers can participate in their recycling program where anyone can send finished or empty bottles/ pans back and they will give you 15% off your next purchase (this applies to several specific products but not all). Products use post consumer recyclables, biodegradable material, or they are refillable.
Natural Materials: Tarte's star ingredients include a “t5 super fruit complex™ “(acai, goji, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate) and clay from the Amazon River that is “sun baked” and then milled down and put into in several of their powders and concealing products. They also stay way from including harsh chemicals in their ingredients.
Availability: Sephora and www.tartecosmetics.com
This is the brand that not only covers, but treats and protects your skin all while being eco-friendly.
In addition to the absence of harmful chemicals, Jane Iredale products can provide as much as SPF 30 sun protection, and Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide ingredients to aid in anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This company is a cruelty-free (no animal testing!) brand, and they have products that are vegan-friendly.
Availability: Find locations in your city http://www.janeiredale.com/wheretobuy.html
Of course there are many other eco-friendly makeup brands besides these four, I just happened to like these brands. Visit my beauty blog at: laflol.tumblr.com
The beauty of being born and raised in Utah is the cute, quirky, and mundane life skills only a Utahan could claim. From how to make five different savory dishes from jello, to knowing how to lure, catch, skin, cook, and mate fish, these adorable little skills are more than funny dinner chatter, hey sometimes they come in handy. My first claim to one of those many life skills was through my introduction to the world of sewing. I am not sure how many high schools do this, but back when I was running the halls of Ben Lomond High (Scotties stand up!:) I was required to pass a sewing class to obtain my high school diploma. Definite class requisite throw back right? Who makes kids labor over sewing machines in "home economics" anymore? Don't those fools know we will never do anything more than pray a hole in a pair of pants repairs itself?
Anyways, from the first day of entering the class I knew it was going to be a challenge. Even turning the sewing machine on was an intricate task best left to survivors of the Great Depression and the folks who work for Maytag. Although I experienced many a blunder in that class, I came away with a pair of plaid shorts (which I still rock as sleepwear to this day!) and an appreciation of the privilege of not having to sew my own wardrobe.
Can you imagine what it would be like to labor over every article of clothing you wore? If we were all forced to depend on self sewn wares, there would be a lot more spandex and muumuus (google if you don't know) being worn to business meetings.
Though it's safe to assume most folks think it's great to not to have to sew their clothes, few know the efforts involved in getting that new pair of slacks, or the reasons why they don't have to sew their own clothes like their grandpappies and grandmommies probably did.
Well, you're in luck dear reader. Take a trip with me down memory lane to understand where this retail phenomenon we call fast fashion all began....
The 19th century marked the time when families were solid production units to be reckoned with. Not only did the average family raise their own animals, make their own butter, and bake their own bread, they crafted raw materials into cloth, and stitched that cloth into a workable wardrobe. Yes, the colors were few and the style "durable" at best, but families knew exactly where their clothes came from and had a custom fit. For the more affluent, tailors were available in city centers to craft custom made pieces for large fees, but most people were left to fend for their own attire.
1830s: The "slop shops"
Ready to wear clothing first came on the scene in the most unpredictable form: sailor's uniforms. Life on the sea definitely isn't conducive to getting your sew on, so it's understandable that ready made sailors clothes would be a hot commodity. The shops that threw these pieces together were donned "slop shops" and crafted manufactured materials that were limited in function and style. Fast forward a decade or two, and men's clothing began to see major shifts in production. With a civil war brewing, the military was in need of uniforms made fast. After many soldiers were measured, industry folk began to see common patterns in sizes they believed could be standardized. Thanks to some tweaks to a new found invention done by Issac Sanger, the sewing machine allowed manufacturers to establish a legit textile industry for ready made male clothing in the U.S., using the sizes measured from military troops.
1920s: Those "Flapper" dresses...not quite ready made
Since women weren't really participating in war like that, they were left out of the textile manufacturers' radar for ready made clothes. A few woman's items were available through ready made production (such as cloaks and coats) but a majority of women still crafted their own clothes or sought tailors. Improved industrial techniques, a growing urban professional class, and a rise in regional advertising fueled ready made woman's wear. The textile industry now had a large population to appease, but lacked the research of common body measurements necessary to craft ready made pieces that fit the majority of women. Clothes were being made fast and for cheap, but the arbitrary measurement standards each manufacturer used meant clothes were one step away from being potato sacks.
The terrible turn around on ready made clothes for women motivated the U.S. government to get involved with standardizing woman's sizes. 15,000 women were measured in a survey conducted by the US department of agriculture, which gave standards for manufacturers to use when slapping together those debazzled flapper dresses iconic of the time.
Fast fashion was finally starting to take flight.....
The "piecework" fashion industry
Many benefits were being reaped from the industrial production of clothing. No longer having to hunch over a thread and needle to make their clothes meant people had increased leisure time and a variety of cheap choices for their wardrobe.
This also created a new industry of employment. The textile industry was one of the easiest to break into. All you needed was a cheap sewing machine and a space to layout those patterns and materials. The cheapness and accessibility of sewing machines contributed to a "piecework" industry, where workers were paid not based on hours worked, but on amount of garments produced. The industry was so fragmented and decentralized, workers were given one small piece of a larger garment to work on throughout their day. As many as 150 different operations were put together to create a whole garment, with workers being paid a penance for the amount of labor expended on those items.
As the textile industry grew, labor demands expanded to hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers producing clothes in factories. Most of these workers were recent immigrants, and crafted the fashionably cheap wares in deplorable work environments. Extremely overworked and underpaid, labor unions began to shape the industry and improve standards of these workers, but the gains were very small in comparison to the exploits occurring within the field...
So w hat's going on today?
The U.S. isn't the production powerhouse it used to be, as most industry production is now exported to other countries where labor costs are low and profits can be quickly gained. This sturcture is leading to a new age of controversial sweatshop labor that is surprisingly supported by some but abhorred by many.....
I think that's enough of a history lesson for now, so many facts to take in with so little time..
tune in next week for a continuation of fashion history 101 and to get an insiders perspective of the labor of love i.e. garment making
toodles!! until we meet again
Happy Saturday from the Big Apple's Upper East Side....CMar here giving you the latest and greatest in eco-fashion So let's get to it!
What to Read:
Awesome new book from FIT professor, Sass Brown. Brown examines eco-fashion trends around the globe in this fabulous new read. Check it out today at your local book store or online. We can't wait to get our hands on a copy
What To Eat:
We are HUGE fans of The Girlie Girl Army weekly blogs with awesome recipes for the healthy chick! Check out this great and yummy recipe for Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake by Raw Food Star Ani Phyo.
What To Do:
We aren't going to lie....Halloween is one of our favorite days of the year! Make it eco fab by picking up some cool finds at your local thrift store and then letting creative juices flow.... Once you have the perf outfit then rush over to a cool haunted house in your city to really get in the Halloween spirit! If you are in NYC be sure to check out the recommended Haunted Houses by one of our favorite daily blogs, Refinery 29! We are thinking Blood Manor tomorrow....anyone want to join??? Hehehe
News from c. marchuska:
Lots of awesome new posts for our amazing friends and fans to check out including new features like: AskHim and new posts: Introducing Christina Blacken: Six Questions in Six Minutes and How's My White Tee Bad: Demystifying Eco Fashion
Oh and some new projects in the works....let's just say CBS News stopped by....and a new web series has contacted our fav eco-fashionista.....SHHHHHH! Can't give more deets at this time, but stay tuned
Alright stay eco-chic my darlings and enjoy this amazing weekend!
Hello eco-fashionistas! It's been seven, whole days since I was introduced to the C. Marchuska world. Now, it's my pleasure to return the favor and give you all the scoop on another member of the team, Christina Blacken. She's an Ogden, Utah native and Cornell alumna. Christina balances dual roles as a paralegal in midtown Manhattan and a blogger for C. Marchuska's sustainable web presence. So, you green guys and gals, without further ado... meet Christina.
Angel: So which came first, your work in fashion or your introduction to eco-conscious living?
CBlack: Eco-concious living crept up on me. I started wanting to know the when's, what's, and why's of the things I consumed and how they affected both myself and the world around me. And thrift shopping came from the fun of the find, and the necessity of needing to be fashionable on a student's budget (lol). Those two passions melded into me taking a course on eco-clothing at Cornell, and it went from there.
Angel: How did you partner up with C. Marchuska?
CBlack: I met Christine through a Woman's Entrepenuership Course at Cornell. She was giving a speech about transitioning from one career field to another (which she had done by juggling a finance job and starting the C. Marchuska line). I really loved what she had to say, so being the gung-ho person I am, I stayed after class to chat with her. She complimented me on my outfit and mentioned having some opportunies that she would love to have me help with. And now, I'm happily blogging away for the C.Marchuska site!
Angel: Besides eco-fashion, what other green alternatives, projects or organizations do you support?
CBlack: Well, I am a semi vegetarian so that counts for something right? I also volunteer at Housing Works (http://www.housingworks.org), a social enterprise that provides rehabilitation and housing shelters for the homeless and individuals suffering from AIDS through the monies generated by their profitable businesses (a thrift shop being one of them). I am still on the hunt to find a great cause or org to join, so if anyone has any suggestions, I am open to them!
Angel: Do you have any advice for people who are interested about breaking into the eco-fashion industry?
CBlack: Read-Learn-Step Out. That's my three-step program to breaking into any passion or interest you love. Read up on an industry, learn the ins and outs, and places to be, and people you may be interested to meet. Then go out to groups, events, shows, and clubs that are apart of that interest.
Angel: Besides C. Marchuska, what other projects are you involved in?
CBlack: I am a singer and am on the hunt for great musical groups to be apart of (any suggestions NYCers??). I am still transitioning into the city, so I'm just taking everything in. Hopefully I'll be apart of some other great causes and activities very soon.
Angel: Any last words??
CBlack: Don't talk about it, be about it! So run and tell dat (what's a post without my favorite quote? lol)
Well, that's all for now, folks. Tune in next Wednesday for my sit-down with C. Marchuska blogger, Krystal. Until then, sit tight, take care... and go green.