I’m 4 hours down in a 19 hour flight. I’m heading in the opposite direction I usually head (NYC). I’ve enjoyed watching my favourite fashionistas and bloggers share their IG memories and Snaps for fashion week and I kind of wish I was there! I always seem to miss fashion week for Sept.
The weather has hopefully cooled off from the August’s heat wave, when I stayed at the brand new HGU New York. HGU stands for Hotel Grand Union and it definitely lives up to its grandeur.
The boutique hotel in the NoMad area boasts 90 guest rooms with both style and comfort in mind. I’m in love with all the Frette linen used (pillows, sheets and towels) in the room. (Added bonus – you can request the type of pillow support to aid in your sleep). The grey and white room decor with soft lighting is soothing on the eyes and helped when I had a relaxing/sun shielding 90 min in room massage from Soothe.
I can’t wait to see the roof top (opens summer 2017) and to check out the in house restaurant which opens in the fall of this year. The 1905 Lounge is building upon their weekly events and is hosting some great private functions for fashion week. I love the original ceilings, large sofas and artwork that adorn the intimate and welcoming space.
I can’t say enough about how convenient the location is – on East 32nd in between Park and Madison. It’s not entirely Midtown, but close enough to get downtown in a jiffy if need be. It’s also quiet to assure that you recharge and get a good nights sleep (again – big honourable mention to that linen!)
If you are looking for a hotel with the convenience that doesn’t compromise on comfort, style and design look no further than HGU New York.
As September approaches, there is a faint smell of new stationary and new clothes that fills the fall air and warms my heart. I love fashion, so I can shop at any time and that’s what I plan to do this weekend in NYC (if i can survive the heat!).
New York is known as a one of the greatest fashion cities in the world, and as people consume over 80 billion pieces of clothing each year; the clothing industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters.
Did you know that it can take over 700 gallons of water to make one cotton T-shirt? That’s a crazy amount of water just to make one t-shirt.
I’m partial to my super soft T-shirts that have been worn in myself. They are great to sleep in and they always fit just right. You can get the same, soft appeal from a thrifted shirt (at the fraction of the price too).
The campaign #IGIVEASHIRT, Value Village challenges 1 million people to choose a thrifted T-shirt over a new one to save over a 1,000 Olympic Sized Swimming Pools worth of water!
That’s huge! To help spread awareness of the cause, you can join me at the Vancouver Aquarium for an art installation on August 17 and show that you give a sh!rt about your clothing footprint.
Check out this video of the installation.
How many times have you been invited to a function and had nothing to wear? Check out the designers featured in my latest post for BELLA LA for some inspiration.