By Courtney Gerring, Contributing Editor, And Fiona Tedds, Deputy Editor
The James Hotel
Located in hip, vibrant Soho, the James Hotel oozes modern, sleek style and has incorporated many eco elements into its design and into its services; floors are made from reclaimed wood, bedding from bamboo and even the rugs are woven from nettle and wood fibers. Mattresses and pillows come from Keetsa, an eco bedding brand, and if guests need to go anywhere, they can catch a ride in the hotel’s hybrid Lexus.
27 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Tel: +1 212 465 2000
Designer Norma Kamali really epitomizes New York style, and in her wonderful flagship store you can find everything from classic designs to bathing suits worn by performers such as Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus. There is also an incredible range of workout clothing and the store even houses her Wellness Café, which offers everything from organic snacks and olive oils to amazing beauty products, including a fabulous line of raw make-up.
11 W. 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 957 9797
The Organic Pharmacy
The Organic Pharmacy carries all of your skin care products, vitamins, medicines and well, make-up of course! We love their quick and effective facial treatments that rejuvenate any skin type, plus the relaxing fragrance and fresh feeling is a quick boost during a busy day in the city. We are huge fans of their Rose Facial Spritz Toner, which can be used all day to rehydrate the skin. And do not forget the Organic Glam bronzer made with Vitamins A, E, and C for an instant healthy glow.
353 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014
Tel: +1 212 929 7407
Wild has a wonderful, casual ambience and offers some of the very best gluten-free and organic dining in the Big Apple. Their pizzas are divine, their salads fantastically flavorful and their desserts—well, it is hard to choose from so much healthy decadence! This is the perfect place for meeting up with good friends because you will all want to taste everything on the table.
535 Hudson St, New York, NY and other locations
Tel: +1 212 929 2920
GrowNYC: Union Square Farmers Market
GrowNYC’s Union Square Farmers Market is composed of 140 regional farmers, fishers and bakers who sell their products to city dwellers, whilst raising awareness about the environment and recycling. GrowNYC has operated the world famous market for more than forty years, helping to transform NY communities into becoming healthier and more sustainable, whilst also supporting local businesses. The atmosphere is not to be missed, especially on a gorgeous summer day.
North and West Sides of Union Square Park, New York, NY 10003
Tel: +1 212 788 7900
Soul Cycle claims to be the world’s premier full-body, indoor cycling workout, and judging from their popularity, they are not kidding. Each class is a full-body biking workout, where you will reap the benefits of toning, fat-burning, stress-releasing cardio. Instructors control the low-light atmosphere, and with a nightclub soundtrack, the effects are nothing but healthy. You may well be inspired to change your life once you have attended one of their 45-minute classes.
103 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007 and other locations
Read more about our New York Eco Chic City Guide in GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK.
PHOTO CREDIT: Marley White, James Hotel, NY Chamber of Commerce