Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Mal For All Seasons spotlights the best in independent designers & artists, eco-friendly and sustainable products.

Situated on the Gulf Coast in New Orleans, Miss Malaprop (aka Mallory) brings an interesting perspective, not just to indie shopping, but to socially responsible living. She gutted out Hurricane Katrina at her mom's house in Mississippi and was part of the relief and recovery there, returning to New Orleans two months later in October of 2005.

Just a couple reads of her blog and you can tell she's a genuinely friendly and funny person with a talent for discovering unique, environmentally conscious products from independent designers and manufacturers. A talented crafter herself, she makes the supercool reconstructed clothing and accessories over at Dismantled Designs and is a member of the New Orleans Craft Mafia. Her blogging partner is her longtime friend, Miss Mischief, who recently wrote up a review of Manor Hall's Facial Cleansing Grains.

During the summer, Mallory took a well earned break from her New Orleans craft scene, to go out and about tracking down cool Indie Finds. All the way to San Francisco, and along the way even got to show off her photography eye. Because who was in her suitcase, but little chappie of the season, "Ruby Moon". That allowed me to add the unbelievable city of San Francisco to the ever-growing Around the World page. And it also meant that Ruby Moon got the treatment on both coasts this summer... from San Fran, CA all the way to Cape May, NJ.

Miss Malaprop, who reviewed Manor Hall soaps last November when her site was still in its infancy, and was even kind enough to include them in her Best of 2006 writeup has recently celebrated her first blogging anniversary, and so I believe a few congratulations are in order. Congratulations, Mal...

1 comment:

MissMalaprop said...

Aww, sheesh, you're making me blush! You're too sweet! And generous too! I've been using some of the soaps you sent me...the scent one of the bars kept reminding me of Pimm's might have been the Ruby Moon in fact.