Shop With a Conscience at "Samples for (eco)mpassion"

Samples for (eco)mpassion invite you to experience a sample sale that promotes conscious consumerism. Samples for (eco)mpassion is a carbon neutral sample sale where you will find merchandise marked at up to 90% off retail prices from such name brands as Citizens of Humanity, Del Forte Organic Denim, Lauren Moffatt, Seven Jeans, C&C California, QI Cashmere, Philosopher Garden, Alice and Trixie, Raven Denim, Big Drop, Julie Brown, Caravan, Rebecca Taylor, Young Fabulous and Broke, and many others.

Shopping bags provided by Bio Bag are 100% biodegradable and compostable made from corn starch. Five percent of of total sales will go to support Trees for The Future.

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Love It: Perfect for Paris in the Springtime!

Oscar de le Renta Ikat Strapless Bubble Dress. From the new Spring 2008 collection. So Incredible. You will feel all at once elegant, light, glamorous and fresh in this perfectly tailored piece! Its practical too, with pockets and all.

• Ivory/red/green/yellow pixel print.
• Strapless.
• Side slash pockets.
• Bubble hem.
• Cotton/silk.
• Dry clean only.

And in keeping with the artistically themed, look at this scrumptious bag! What a wonderful flash of bright!
Raspail Cascade-Print Tote from Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2008.

• Red/off-white cascade print with red leather trim.
• Red piping.
• Top handles.
• Open top.
• Handing ID tag.
• Made in Italy.

The look to match the dress can be found with Laura Mercier's Seduction kit, the easy way to throw together a flawless face, and this is the perfect shade of lipstick to complement, subtle and sexy!

Now we're off to Paris!

Two great boutique hotels:

Hotel Montalembert

"Interior designers go ga-ga. Writers and their agents love it for lunch. It's neither Seventh Arrondissement baroque-ornate-stuffy, nor is it one of those faded, low-ceilinged haunts so prevalent in the Latin Quarter. Located just off the Boulevard St Germain, the Montalembert manages to be timeless, fashionista, high-tech, and Left Bank — all at the same time. It's the perfect place to be spotted with your BlackBerry and your best black, drinking sherry and reading Simone de Beauvoir. Needless to say, during fashion week, while the models are eating strawberries at Hotel Costes, their editors are at the Montalembert comparing notes. Since it first opened in 1929, the Montalembert has been a hot spot for the Parisian literati. Thanks to Grace Leo-Andrieu and Francois Champsaur, the hotel has changed—better food, better d├ęcor—but the crowd has not. "

and Hotel Mayet

"In this case we’re not talking about the kind of haute-luxury minimalism that fills the pages of the interior design magazines. The Mayet is perhaps brighter, more cheerful, more colorful and eclectic than what we’re used to seeing; there are options around Paris if you’d like to stay somewhere more sober and grown-up, and pay twice as much while you’re at it. From the lobby, bedecked with graffiti by a local Parisian artist, you know what you’re in for. Cheaper and a very fun modern vibe."