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cabinets clarity bundle

cabine's clarity smudge bundle contains a selenite crystal wand, a sprig of yarrow, lavender, marsh-rosemany and two Palo Santo sticks. 

It's perfect for supporting and deepening your meditation practice, as a gift for holiday housewarmings and hostesses, or for anyone who needs to energetically cleanse their space as we approach a brand new year.

cabinets clarity smudge bundle

cabine's clarity smudge bundle

The latest thing: cabine's clarity smudge bundle

cabine's clarity smudge bundle contains a selenite crystal wand, a sprig of yarrow, lavender, marsh-rosemany and two Palo Santo sticks. It's perfect for supporting and deepening your meditation practice, as a gift for holiday housewarmings... - Read More

Buy What You Believe In

Let Your Values Guide Your Spending

As we inch towards what will become a busy shopping season for most of us, I thought I’d get a jumpstart on sharing a few of my favorite socially responsible, female-owned businesses.

These five companies have moved beyond simply offering products and services but are striving to make the world a better place.

Shop Compliment: 5% of every sales goes directly towards the Compliment Scholarship Program which benefits young women with great potential but little means to break generation cycles of poverty, abuse and addiction through education.

Beautycounter: Did you know that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938? Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products while the United States has only partially banned 30 to date. Beautycounter is on a mission to get safer beauty and personal care products into the hands of everyone.

Etkie: Stunning hand-beaded bracelets created by Navajo artisans using traditional beading methods while creating jobs in communities where work is scarce. The essence of Etkie is creating quality jobs in underemployed native communities that honor the customs and traditions of its makers.

Refill Madness: Sacramento, CA, based shop dedicated to zero waste living. Customers are encouraged to bring in their own containers and refill them with name brand items as opposed to purchasing single-use plastic. As of this writing, Refill Madness has removed 10,330+ plastic containers from our waste stream.

Brush With Bamboo: Over 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes that will never biodegrade are dumped in landfills and oceans every year worldwide. Brush With Bamboo was founded on the belief that little changes can make a big impact for our health and the health of our planet. Brush With Bamboo’s goal is to replace plastic toothbrushes with ecological bamboo alternatives.

What Else Can I Do?

Vote with your dollars. Let your money make a statement. Support companies that have a triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit (not just profit). Make a list of the products and services you buy most. Do their business practices align with your values? Ask yourself if there is another option.

Interested in Diving Deeper?

Join the Cabine Lifestyle Community group on Facebook. The Cabine Lifestyle Community is a high-vibe private Facebook group celebrating Earth-friendly beauty, wellness, and lifestyle choices. Interested? Join us HERE.

And P.S.....

Find out more about cabine's social mission statement by checking out our about page.  Together we can make a difference. 

Socially Responsible Companies I Love

Let Your Values Guide Your Spending As we inch towards what will become a busy shopping season for most of us, I thought I’d get a jumpstart on sharing a... - Read More

Sunshine Sage Bundle

 

 

Balance

 The equinox is when both daytime and nighttime are the same length, which has long been interpreted to mean the world is in balance. Once the autumnal equinox (in the northern hemisphere) passes, the nights begin to get longer and the temperatures will start to fall.  Autumn is a time of dual purpose - it is time to gather the main harvest and determine what is needed for winter. This season is also about balance and as such, fall is considered a time when you can restore balance in your own life.

A Season of Roots

Fall is a season of roots. The energy of this season invites pondering, long term planning, and expressions of gratitude. Seeds of ideas planted now can burst forth next spring with renewed vitality.

3 Easy Rituals to Honor the Equinox

1 | Plant Some Bulbs

Crocuses, daffodils, iris’… oh my! Force a few Red Lion amaryllis for holiday décor. Add colorful bulbs around your home, or in planter boxes on your porch, for pops of springtime color.

 

2 | A Fall Version of Spring Cleaning

Clear clutter. Ask yourself if what you have is really creating value or adding joy. If the answer is “no”, get rid of it. (Check out the documentary Minimalism on Netflix. It is life changing.) Smudge your entire home. Regular smudging is like taking an energetic shower. There’s nothing better for clearing physical or mental space. (Use code FALL until Sunday, 9/24/17 for 20% off our smudge bundles.)

 

3 | Create a Gratitude Ritual

Take some time first thing in the morning, or perhaps before bed, and spend five minutes pondering all you are grateful for. Your brain LOVES confirmation bias. It seeks to prove what it already believes is true.  Once you start seeking things to be grateful for, you will train your brain to look for even more things to be grateful for. It feels great too!

 

Easy Rituals for Fall

    Balance  The equinox is when both daytime and nighttime are the same length, which has long been interpreted to mean the world is in balance. Once the autumnal... - Read More

Inside Editions: Designing Women Article

Last month we sat down with writer, Angela Knight, to chat all things cabine for Inside Edition’s latest publication, The Grid. We shared our beginnings, and a few of the background stories that shaped cabine’s mission statement and renewed our commitment to living a life of creativity, connection & community.

 Thank you so much for sharing this lifestyle journey with us.

(Read the article in its entirety HERE. Read more from Angela Knight HERE.)

 

inside edition: designing women interview

Last month we sat down with writer, Angela Knight, to chat all things cabine for Inside Edition’s latest publication, The Grid. We shared our beginnings, and a few of the... - Read More

cabine's mothers day

 Shop sweet Mother's Day treats from cabine...

cabine for Mother's Day

white recycled glass bracelet 

white recycled glass earrings

sky blue recycled glass necklace

bone & recycled glass bracelet 

cabine's Mother Day family post

(How much do we LOVE these bespoke Mother's Day cards from Jill Miller at Twin Sisters Designs?!?! Our luxury soy candle is pretty yummy too!)

A Mother's Day giveaway...

cabine's recycled glass bracelet

 

Lifestyle and fitness blogger, Delphine Winter, of A Hint of Health is holding a Mother's Day giveaway, featuring (among other items), cabine's limited edition recycled glass bracelet with freshwater pearls. Find out how you can win by checking out her latest blog post here

 

On my nightstand... (great Mother's Day gifts too!)

Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Easy

Truth...I've loved every cookbook she's ever written. Her garbanzo cauliflower recipe from her last book, It's All Good, has been a go-to the past year. Looking forward to digging into It's All Easy for some new easy-breezy mom-on-the-go dinners. 

Norma Kamali's Facing East

Just started, Facing East, but have been a fan of Norma Kamali's forever. Iconic designer, successful business women and she looks amazing too!

Instagram...

Our April on Instagram. Follow us @cabinemonde.

cabine Instagram @cabinemonde

 

P.S. Don't forget to join cabine's private Facebook sale page. This is the only place you will find our reduced price and end of line items. 

 

 

 

 

mothers day, a giveaway & other musings...

 Shop sweet Mother's Day treats from cabine... white recycled glass bracelet  white recycled glass earrings sky blue recycled glass necklace bone & recycled glass bracelet  (How much do we LOVE... - Read More

cabine's Palo Santo incense bundle

Adding to our house & home collection, we are excited to share with you cabine's Palo Santo incense bundle.

Palo Santo, also know as "Holy Wood", reportedly dates back to the Incas. It has a fresh, evocative scent similar to frankincense and myrrh, but with notes of citrus. Like sage, wood from its branches have been used as part of indigenous cleansing, smudging and healing ceremonies for centuries. 

Our eco-friendly Palo Santo bundle is wild harvested in Peru from naturally fallen trees not cut for wood. Trees are allowed to "rest" 4 - 10 years while the natural oils "sweeten" and scent the wood before harvesting. Each cabine bundle contains four Palo Santo sticks. Shop here: Palo Santo

cabine's Palo Santo incense sticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to our Palo Santo, we were also deeply honored to be part of Florum Fashion Magazine's Green Fashion Index. Find out more here: Florum Fashion

Florum Fashion Green fashion Index

our latest thing: cabine's Palo Santo incense bundles

Adding to our house & home collection, we are excited to share with you cabine's Palo Santo incense bundle. Palo Santo, also know as "Holy Wood", reportedly dates back to... - Read More

Introducing cabine's luxury soy candle collection! Excited to share with all of you, the first two scents in our luxury soy candle collection: Gardenia and Amber, Teakwood & Leather

Our candles use domestically grown soy wax, cotton core wicks and are housed in reusable glass apothecary jars with white lids. Each candle is hand-poured, hand-scented and made in its entirety in the USA. Find our Gardenia & Amber, Teakwood & Leather scents here.

Perfect holiday gifts! 

our latest thing: cabine's luxury soy candle

Introducing cabine's luxury soy candle collection! Excited to share with all of you, the first two scents in our luxury soy candle collection: Gardenia and Amber, Teakwood & Leather.  Our... - Read More

We are loving this stunning image in Fave Magazine, photographed by Billy Winters, of model & yoga teacher, Ryan Ferguson wearing a few strands of our blue & green recycled glass beads

Where we purchase our materials is extremely important to us. (Check out our mission statement!) In addition to using reclaimed metals, vintage pieces, and natural materials such as bone, wood & semi-precious stones, we actively seek sustainable & fair trade materials, and artisans, to share with all of you. 

The beads in the photo come from the Krobo tribe in Ghana. Honoring a centuries old technique, the Krobo crush glass into a very fine, dry grain & then heat so the pieces begin to form together. The recycled glass is then rushed in to a porcelain cast. Using the stem of a cassava leaf to make the hole, it is then baked in a furnace causing the glass to melt together & the cassava leaf to burn away. The end result is a beautiful, sustainable (and up-cycled) bead. 

The collection in its entirety can be found here.

 Vitality....

Every spring & fall we actively seek out something to mix things up a bit in our lives. This fall we decided to commit to a 21Day Sugar Detox. 

Greatly inspired by Sarah Wilson and her book I Quit Sugar as well as the documentary Fed Up, we decided to GO FOR IT! 

We found that sneaky, sneaky sugar was in everything! In many cases, we were surprised that our "healthy" eating habits had us consuming 12 tbsp. of sugar before 10am!?!? (Almond milk anyone??).

After 21 days, we had more energy, we slept better and yes, we even shed a few pounds. We also found that a night out with friends didn't have to involve a drink, and eating fish tacos without a tortilla shell was a survivable moment. (Yeah...sometimes we really missed the chips & salsa.)  Most importantly, we realized that whenever starting something new, the best beginning is not thinking too much about what one is giving up but instead focusing on what new things one is learning & bringing into your life. 

Food for thought...

What we are watching....

For the most part, we opt out of getting too caught up in Fashion Week. The culture of fast fashion make us uncomfortable on quite a few different levels. This, in turn, makes it hard for us to be active consumers of the fashion week calendar.

That said, we do love, and are greatly inspired by makers, artisans & artists. So in spirit of creators & their creations, regardless of their medium, here are couple of documentaries we have been loving the past few weeks: 

 

A few months ago, we both read Sally Mann's amazing autobiography Hold Still. Our pay-it-forward philosophy on book lending means that neither one of our copies have returned home to us quite yet. This beautiful book is still being paid forward passing through one friend at a time. Loving her book so much, it was a given that we would both be revisiting What Remains as soon as we had a quiet evening. 

Huge fans of any woman who loves a statement necklace, getting together one evening to watch Iris by acclaimed Gray Garden & Gimme Shelter director, Albert Maysles, was a no-brainer for both of us. Fashion, fabulous jewelry, and witty quotes aside, we were left, more importantly, with the beauty of what it is to have lived a life very well lived and thoroughly enjoyed. What an inspiration! 

Our September on Instagram. Follow us @cabinemonde.

 

 

 

 

 

a few things that fuel us...

We are loving this stunning image in Fave Magazine, photographed by Billy Winters, of model & yoga teacher, Ryan Ferguson wearing a few strands of our blue & green recycled glass... - Read More

We are excited to announce that our Summer 2015 collection can be found at Martin Mattox in San Francisco! Stripping away the fads & the fussy, husband & wife team, Tim & Linda Arbogast, have put together a sure-fire collection of pieces that best express one's personal style. We are honored to be part of such a collection. 

Shown above cabine's freshwater pearl with coral colored glass necklace (exclusively at Martin Mattox), cabine's orange recycled glass necklace with gold metal Ethiopian beads, cabine's pink recycled glass necklace with gold metal Ethiopian beads & cabine's druzy quartz earrings (exclusively at Martin Mattox). 

cabine's horn, tagua nut & recycled glass necklace

cabine's men's Ethiopian gold metal & seed bead necklace, cabine's men's wolf tooth necklace with wood & lava beads & cabine's men's Ethiopian gold metal & seed bead stretch bracelet. 

 

cabine's orange recycled glass necklace with gold metal Ethiopian beads, cabine's orange bracelet with Ethiopian bead (exclusively at Martin Mattox), cabine's dark blue recycled glass earrings with gold Ethiopian bead & cabine's ocean blue recycled glass necklace with bone

Find Martin Mattox at 1104 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, online at martinmattox.com & at Instagram: @martinmattox

(All photos courtesy of Martin Mattox | San Francisco.)

 

cabine's Summer 2015 Trunk Show at Muse ArtHaus 

We spent an amazing night at Muse ArtHaus introducing our Summer 2015 collection. What a wonderful evening with friends, family, clients & loved ones!

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Gorgeous selection of our white recycled glass bead bracelets. Find them here

Display detail at Muse ArtHaus. Find these pieces here.

Another display detail at Muse ArtHaus. Find these pieces here

(All photos courtesy of Nellie Novinsky.)

Recent Study Says Smudging Eliminates Harmful Bacteria in the Air

A recent study reveals "smudging" eliminates dangerous bacteria in the air. Just another reason to smudge with cabine's sage. Find the full article here.

Cleanse the air with cabine's 100% California white sage smudge stick. Our sage is bundled, wrapped with a hemp cord & embellished with bone, fish vertabrae & silver beads. Find our sage here

 

 

martin mattox, muse & musings...

We are excited to announce that our Summer 2015 collection can be found at Martin Mattox in San Francisco! Stripping away the fads & the fussy, husband & wife team,... - Read More

Influenced by the elements of summer, primarily using recycled glass from Africa, handmade artisanal Ethiopian beads, freshwater pearls, bone & quartz, this beautiful, Earth inspired line of necklaces, earrings & bracelets is available in its entirety at
cabinemone.com

cabine’s recycled glass is made in Africa by the Krobo tribe of Ghana. Honoring a centuries old technique, the Krobo crush glass into a very fine, dry grain & then heat so the pieces begin to form together. The recycled glass is then rushed to a porcelain cast. Using the stem of a cassava leaf to make the hole, it is then baked in a furnace causing the glass to melt together & the cassava leaf to burn away. The end result is a beautiful, sustainable (and up-cycled) bead. 

cabine's aqua blue recycled glass necklace with a handmade artisanal Ethiopian bead. Find it here.

cabine's orange recycled glass & gold metal Ethiopian bead necklace. Find it here.

cabine's coral colored glass, freshwater pearls with heishi & bronze metal seed bead necklace. Find it here

cabine's recycled glass necklace with horn, tagua nuts & Ethiopian  silver beads. Find it here.

cabine's one-of-a-kind fresh water pearl & lava bead necklace. Find it here.

 

 

 

 

cabine's summer 2015 collection

Influenced by the elements of summer, primarily using recycled glass from Africa, handmade artisanal Ethiopian beads, freshwater pearls, bone & quartz, this beautiful, Earth inspired line of necklaces, earrings & bracelets... - Read More

Stunning images featuring cabine jewelry in the latest issue of Tantalum Magazine. Photographed by Billy Winters. Hair & Makeup by Victor Cembellin
cabine Bracelets: Turquoise, Bone, Brass & Agate.
Photos | Billy Winters

cabine jewelry | Tantalum Magazine

Stunning images featuring cabine jewelry in the latest issue of Tantalum Magazine. Photographed by Billy Winters. Hair & Makeup by Victor Cembellin.  cabine's Faceted Quartz Crystal Earrings & Turquoise & Copper Earrings. cabine's... - Read More

Smudging is a cleansing technique used for many years. This Native North American ritual is simply a way of cleansing oneself of negative energies and creating a sense of peace and harmony in the body, as well as in the home or space around you. 

What you will need:

a sage stick

a large feather

a shell or fire proof bowl

matches & a candle

 

To begin, light the candle with the match. Use the candle to light one end of your smudge stick. Hold it in the flame until the whole end is well lit.

Gently fan the smudge stick to extinguish the flame and it should begin to smolder and smoke. Place the smudge stick in the shell and place the shell on the ground.

Smudging yourself or another:

Fan the swirls of smoke around your body from head to toe and also fan the smoke with the large feather.

You may want to speak an intention or a suggestion for the smudging as you do it. Repeat this process with your guests as they enter the space at a ritual, ceremony or special event.

Smudging a room or space:

Light the smudge stick as suggested above, and walk about the perimeter, giving special attention to the corners and the places behind doors. You can also fan the smoke throughout the room with the large feather. 

the ritual of smudging

Smudging is a cleansing technique used for many years. This Native North American ritual is simply a way of cleansing oneself of negative energies and creating a sense of peace... - Read More