Green Party Boost your eco-cred by celebrating Earth Day all month long. —Janna Zittrer
RIDE Bixi What: Montreal’s new pick-up-and-go public-bike system. Why: Diff’rent spokes. How: Head to one of 300 stations across the city, pay a small fee and be on your merry (and carbon-free) way!
BUY Bleu Lavande What: Load up on the Quebec-based brand’s 100-percent-pesticide-free lavender-scented beauty products. Why: It makes perfect scents. Where: The Bay, 585 rue Ste-Catherine O.
TOTE Pangea-Collection’s Eco beach bag What: Recycled plastic tote crafted by women in India. Why: It’s a shore thing. How: By custom order until May 30 at Pangea-Collection.
HEAR Jane Birkin Enfants d’Hiver World Tour What: The Hermes muse and guest designer for eco-chic knitwear line Lutz & Patmos performs songs from her latest album. Why: There’s no faking this Birkin. When: April 8-11. Locations at JaneBirkin.net.
EAT Stew Stop What: Dine on slow food made from locally sourced organic ingredients (the bamboo counters and recyclable packaging are a bonus, too). Why: They’re not pulling a fast one. Where: 372 rue St-Paul O.
CALLING ALL WRITERS In celebration of our 30th anniversary, Flare is pleased to announce a competition for novice writers across Canada. Tell us, in no more than 600 words, what fashion moment of the past 30 years has inspired you the most. The winner’s story may be published in a special 30th anniversary edition of Flare this fall, and the winner will take home a luxurious gift basket of beauty products compliments of Pantene, Olay, Covergirl, and Nice N Easy. Worth over $500! www.flare.com/write
THRIVING IVORY – LIVE IN CONCERT Flare is giving away tickets to see rock band Thriving Ivory live in concert. The first 5 people to email email@example.com and enter THRIVING IVORY IN MONTREAL in the subject line will each win a pair of tickets to their show at Underworld in Montreal on April 19, 2009. Don’t miss it! Visit www.flare.com/thrivingivory (Note: Only winners will be contacted).