Friday, April 12, 2013

My Fair Calendar: Spring Things

There are so many fabulous and fair things to look forward to this spring, guys! Here are my top 5:

(1) Girl Rising: April 19-25 Nationwide

I can't wait to see Girl Rising, which was recently given a limited run in Regal cinemas across the nation April 19-25. If that trailer didn't get ya, I don't know what will, but I can also tell you that the film tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries around the world who have risen above dire circumstances.

With voice work from powerhouses Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selma Hayek and more, this film is not to be missed. If you don't live near a Regal cinema, you can find a screening near you or captain one yourself. 

(2) Green Festival: April 19-20 in NYC

green festival

If you're planning a trip to NYC or already live there (lucky!), definitely stop by the Green Festival. I've discovered some of my favorite brands at this festival, and dude- SO MANY DELICIOUS FREE SAMPLES. Need I say more?

(3) Building a Sustainable Career: Saturday, May 18 in DC

Work Clothes

Image is from a guest post on sustainable work-wear, which you can find {here}.

The DC EcoWomen are holding their very first conference entitled I'm Here, What's Next? Building a Sustainable Career on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 8:30 am - 4 p.m.

Join like-minded, passionate eco-women like yourself for sessions on Public Speaking, Green Investing, Running for Office, Salary Negotiation, Harnessing your Entrepreneurial Spirit, and more, followed by a networking happy hour from 4- 6 pm. Priced at just $40 including lunch, this conference is a steal, and the connections you'll make will be priceless. If you want to skip the sessions, there are special tickets just for the happy hour. For more information, visit

 (4) Japanese Street Festival: Saturday, April 13 in DC (tomorrow!)

sakura matsuri, cherry blossom festival, my fair vanity

You thought the cherry blossom celebrations were over? Nope! Not until the conclusion of the largest Japanese cultural festival in the United States, featuring food from local restaurants, handmade goods, live J-Pop performances on four stages, martial arts demonstrations, and THOSE TWO GIRLS. I took that photo at a past Japanese Festival, but let me just say that they probably aren't even the coolest thing you will see. Pay your $5 and enjoy, my fair friends.

 Bonus: the festival begins  at 10:30 am right after the Cherry Blossom Parade, which is the same day! More info here.

(5) Your Local Farmer's Market: Anytime!

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Farmers market, my fair vanity, style blog, eco calendar

Now that the sun is shining, Farmer's Markets all over the country are open and ready for business-- visit yours this weekend and I promise you won't be disappointed. For a little extra inspiration, check my last post on DC's own Dupont Circle Farmer's Market.

All photos by me, except for the one of me, which was taken by Victoria Corkhill.

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  1. Love hearing about all of these great events! Thanks for keeping us in the loop, Rachel!


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