February 14, 2011
Valentine’s Day gives Christmas a run for its money when it comes to last minute shopping.
If you haven’t picked up something sweet for the one(s) you love, consider the last minute recommendations plotted on our Last Minute Valentine’s Day Shopping Map. As usual, this one comes with a little free advice...
Don’t let the name mislead you—Owner Ruth True is an expert when it comes to sustainability. Saddened by the pollution she encountered on a trip to China, True came home and opened über-eco-friendly Nube Green on the bottom floor of a historic Capitol Hill building. She stocks the place with nothing but American-made, recycled or upcycled, environmentally friendly goods. Take, for instance, cashmere blankets: Cashmere is not produced in this country, so the cozy throws at Nube Green are made from old sweaters and given a new purpose (hence “upcycled”). Not in the cuddling mood? Direct your attention to the sparkling reworked vintage jewelry.