Bon Appétit – Save the Bees

Bon Appetit 2009Bon Appétit readers are passionate, hands-on cooks who love being in the kitchen, entertaining, traveling, and dining out. They are interested in what’s new in the food world, as well as up-to-date information on wine, beer, and spirits. Today, Bon Appétit’s executive editor Victoria von Biel (aka the “Conscious Cook”) brings you a new buzz on keeping your culinary life greener, simpler, and healthier. 

Here’s a sweet gift for someone you love: The “Little Bee” pendant, a joint project from Häagen-Dazs and jewelry designer Alex Woo, is designed to bring attention to the disappearance of honey bees in the U.S. due to colony collapse disorder.  Since bees are responsible for pollinating one third of our natural food supply, CCD poses a significant threat.

Ten percent of sales go to fund research into CCD.  The pendant is available in silver, gold and white gold with diamonds, and yellow gold with diamonds.  Plus, when you purchase a Little Bee, you’ll get a gift certificate good for a carton of Häagen-Dazs ice cream (maybe the vanilla honey bee flavor?).

VH1 Big Shopping

VH1 Big ShoppingFor the first time ever, VH1 Save The Music’s “Big Shopping” event has become an online shopping experience where you can purchase accessories from the newest, hottest and most exclusive retailers and designers from Friday, November 27th – Thursday, December 31st.

Featuring celeb supporters, trendsetters and special guests, “VH1 Big Shopping” gives the most coveted items inspired by music and today’s pop culture, in support of VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s work to jumpstart instrumental music education programs in U.S. public elementary and middle schools.

Alex Woo has participated in several VH1 Save The Music events and was delighted to be a part of this as well to raise awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.  At the event, Alex Woo met with American Idol star Katherine McPhee, singer Vanessa Carlton and Miss J from America’s Next Top Model and showcased her Little Notes.