The goal is to have as little as possible, if nothing, go to the land fill.  Sofia, from Zero Waste Co, believes that every event can be zero waste.

How the HUATE SOCIAL was zero waste:

  • Replaced paper towels in the bathrooms with cotton
  • Worked with vendors to make all trash compostable
  • Used unrecyclable material for event tickets (old glow sticks, bread ties and art log cards)
  • Used unrecyclable materials to make the photo booth decor (the inside of chip bags)
  • Worked with Boomtown to replace all trash cans with compostable trash bags
  • Replaced plastic drinking cups

introducing the HAUTE SOCIAL


The Haute Social is a biannual gathering for vendors in the hospitality industry by like-minded vendors.  Each event is hosted by a group of contributors with the purpose to create a space to hang with those they have met or worked with in the past.  

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If SHE LIFT then We Lift

It is truly a rare occasion to have hundreds of women in one room.  So we commend Sarah Herron for putting together this amazing She Lift Event with an inspiring panel of women.

Visit the She Lift site to learn more about this event and what this nonprofit does to help women communities.


Loving Environmentally Friendly Day Trips

Guest blogger and Zero Waste Co-owner Sofia Ratcovich shares one of her favorite secret destinations

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If you love to watch surfers dance with the ocean, explore tide pools or just want to take a relaxing walk along the water then you will love Topanga State Beach. The best part is The Reel Inn Malibu Restaurant right across the street which welcomes all the sweaty and salty patrons after a lovely day outdoors.  No pretentiousness at this celebrity hot-spot. Plus, you get to take home a set of these cute little glasses when you purchase a whole bottle of wine.

They LOVE everything about the beach as much as I do and they support community organizations in keeping it clean. They recently installed receptacles to encourage smokers to #HoldOnToYourButt andprevent those nasty cigarettes from polluting our streets and precious water. And finally, The Reel Inn saves all their corks so they get a second chance at life and can stay out of the landfill. Thanks to the Reel Inn Malibu for being so awesome and working with @ZeroWasteCo towards a world with #zerowaste.


Zero Waste Company helps companies and event coordinators to create a 100% zero waste environment.  

Visit the website for more info



Valentine’s Day 2017 "How can I help myself fill that fantasy?" - Words from a Love Coach

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day 2017? Well get ready! Because 2017 has already started off to a “HUGE” bang…and we aren't too sure if that’s going to be a great bang or a just so-so bang. For right now, we are still pretty hopeful there could be some shreds of hope for a pretty bright year in spite of our country's political uncertainty. Valentine’s Day is always a time that uncoupled or rebellious folk like to say that this holiday is just purely a Hallmark holiday created for us to just spend, spend, spend. Well, I for one, only cry that curse when I am un- happily single. When I find myself in a relationship, I am more than happy to be treated to gifts on any day of the year, including  but not especially February 14th. So this year is a pretty special one for me. I have been with my sweetheart for over a year. This will be our second Valentine’s Day together. Last year, we were still in a bit of ga-ga goo goo land with each other. He would have bought me a unicorn if I would've asked. But not this year. A year into our relationship and the pretty pink cloud we were sitting on last year when our relationship was as fresh as  spring air after the rain…is more like a regular day, doing regular things in a regular world without any fluffy pink clouds. We are firmly planted in our relationship reality now. We know each other a lot better and we aren't afraid of it. For now, we keep choosing to be together. And that is ideally, where I tell all of my clients to be- in a relationship where you keep choosing your ideal mate, everyday. My boyfriend isn't perfect, nor am I. I accept his faults and I try to help him along on his path of becoming my ideal mate. As much as I help him become my ideal mate, I have to  accept that he will try to do the same for me. So along our path, in this way- we set out to give each other help to try to become the best ideal mate that we can both possibly be. This year, for Valentines Day- this might not cost a cent. Try making a list of things you want your ideal mate to be better  at. Make sure to make the list kind and realistic. In other words, don't ask for him to be taller or to like tomatoes if he’s never going to be able to do that. Kindness, sometimes is hard, so make sure to make a list, read it over a  few times, maybe even read it to a friend and get their opinion. See if what you are saying is sweet and uplifting. For example- if you want your mate to buy you flowers, say something like “I really love when my boyfriend/husband buys me flowers” and then ask how you can achieve that by saying something like “How can I make this a reality?” So format for this list is: state what you want and ask how you can support your mate to get it. Other things that you might ask for could be- getting outside and doing more active things together, like going hiking, or you might want to start going on big exotic trips once a year or dining out to fancy foodie spots, or staying home more often to binge watch your favorite shows, or getting them to wait on you hand and foot when you're sick, or giving you more massages or taking showers together to “save water”, or helping out with the kids more so that you can have more free time to hang with your friends or time to go get your nails done. Anything you want, you can ask for. This year, I will be asking my love of my life, for more unexpected gifts. I love receiving gifts and I especially love receiving gifts from him.  So I'll say “Honey, I love getting unexpected gifts from you” and then “How can I help myself fill that fantasy?”. Now just a warning about this kind of list making…it’s kind of a bargaining tool. So your lover or you might respond to any of your requests with something that you might have to do to help you get what you want. So be ready and remember, this isn't just an ask and you’ll get it exercise. You have to be willing to put up some bargaining tools on the table to be able to get what you want.

Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day 2017!!

love Bianca

(Hollywood Love Coach)


Tips for Green Events with Zero Waste CO

Spring and summer are right around the corner and there is nothing we love more than outdoor entertaining.  We asked the owner of Zero Waste CO, Sofia Ratcovich to share some tips on zero waste event planning.

Tip #1 : Keep it classy and USE REAL CUPS.


Encourage your friends to bring their own reusable cups and offer a prize to who has the coolest cup.  If you go out to a party, Always Bring your own cup & don't get your drink confused with anybody else's.  There is such a huge amount of landfill waste from cups alone.

Pro Tip: Make sure the dishwasher is empty before guests arrive, keep the sink clear of stuff in case you provide the cups and don't forget to leave out some soap and a sponge. If you follow these tips above, your friends will be more motivated to clean up after themselves and they might even help you clean up too. 


Tip #2 : Skip the straw!

Whether you are at a party or your favorite restaurant, remember to tell your server "No Straw Please" EVERY TIME you order a drink.  This may seem like an obnoxious request, but not really, considering the fact that Americans use 500 million straws a day.  If you are one of those people that really wants to use a straw for every drink, then invest in a durable and reusable glass straw. This will help you avoid harmful BPA and other nasty chemicals found in conventional plastic straws.

Have you seen that video about the turtle & the plastic straw? Watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wH878t78bw or don't. It's basically 8 minutes of torture for the poor animal and the folks watching the video.  You might be thinking, how can my straw end up in the ocean if I'm not a litterbug? Well, trash cans on the sidewalk sometimes get full, then they overflow onto city streets and all the trash on the ground basically will end up in the storm drain which flows directly to the ocean. Just avoid the straw. 

Tip #3 : While your at it, say no to plastic forks


The statistics on plastic forks is the same of not worse as the straw.  I have three kids and have gotten used to packing these cute bamboo sets for our days out.  As a family of five one outing could result in throwing away 10 plastic forks, 10 plastic knives, 10 plastic spoons and 20 straws.  Now times that by how many days of the year we leave the house.  That is a lot of waste.


Zero Waste Company helps companies and event coordinators to create a 100% zero waste environment.  

Visit the website for more info