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New York Fashion Week is here and we’ve been bit by the fashion bug. In honor of NYFW, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite labels that merge style and sustainability in an effort to make the world a better place.
Covering more than 70 percent of our planet, oceans are among the earth’s most valuable natural resources. They govern the weather, clean the air, help feed the world, and provide a living for millions.
Each of our hotels is home to thousands of plants, and – lucky us – expert teams that keep those living beauties alive and thriving year round. We caught up with the team at Harrison Green (the geniuses behind the plants and living green wall at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge) and asked them a few questions about how New Yorker’s can bring the outdoors in, and keep their own homes filled with greenery. Think of it as a little plant FAQ!
The long and dark days of winter call for hibernation and extra layers, but for millions around the globe suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), this lack of light over these months can ignite a feared annual response of irritability, tiredness and depression.
FOLLOW FOR ZERO WASTE “It is not so much a question of how to live, but what choices you make. There are always alternatives. ” – Lauren Singer. Lauren Singer, the 24 year old, NYU Environmental Studies graduate, lives a “Zero Waste Life” in Brooklyn, and is teaching the world how to join her movement one post at a time. Heading up her blog, TrashIsForTossers.com, Lauren shares her tips and tricks on how to edit, select and repurpose your way down to a mason jar full of garbage a year. The proof you ask? Lauren’s timeline of acquired garbage lives on her blog and is shared here.
We were inspired to create another use for the in-room Field Reports you’ll find during your stay at 1 Hotels, so we put together 5 easy steps to turn them into a pot for herbs or small plants. Try it yourself; give your newspaper a second life and get your spring garden started.
The full moon is coming. I feel fuller, more energized, expectant. A little wilder. I want to do a million projects and see a million friends. I want to dance and make art. I look outside and see she’s getting bigger. So am I. Inside. I’ve been doing more, creating more. I’m excited and I feel more alive. I am full, just like her.
Herbs are the lazy cook’s way of taking a dish to the next level. Having fresh herbs on hand is more convenient (not to mention less wasteful) than buying small portions from the store.
From outdoor patios to office desktops, ceramic pots to glass terrariums, growing on walls to hanging from ceilings, plants are being incorporated into all corners of our lives – and for several good reasons.
The beginning of fall, as with every change of season, is the perfect time to focus on the needs of the mind and body. From releasing tension and stress to boosting energy levels, each of us will have a holistic need as individual as we are. The new Bamford Haybarn Spa at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is the perfect place to find balance and peace amongst the freneticism of the city.
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