Mother’s Day is coming up. A date that in 2020 will be celebrated in a very different way than it usually is. Perhaps the affection is from a distance, if you are confined away from your mother. Maybe you can prepare a picnic in the garden or a nice lunch for her. But you may want to plan a post-pandemic getaway to live out good stories with your mother. So it’s worth thinking very responsibly and making good choices when this scare goes away. Sustainable hotels with a focus on preserving the environment, will be the next big thing. I suggest two incredible hotels.
One of them is in Ubud, Indonesia. It’s the Bamboo Indah Hotel. A perfect corner of the world to live days of peace and spirituality, with a great comfort and in contact with nature. The philosophy of the boutique hotel is based on sustainability and has extreme respect for nature in which it was built. Old Balinese houses form the body of the hotel and some accommodations were made in bamboo, integrated into the context. The pools, which are made of volcanic stone, do not receive chemicals in their cleaning process. The energy is solar. The garbage is recycled. The kitchen is supplied by the hotel’s own organic vegetable garden. And the workforce used prioritizes the local community. A very special place!
The other is one of the most sustainable and exclusive hotels I have ever had the privilege of visiting in the world, The Brando. The secret paradise of actor Marlon Brando, on the island of Tetiaroa, in French Polynesia. There, nature is taken very seriously. Electricity is generated by solar panels. The cooling system uses the cold water from the bottom of the sea and is powered by water pressure using very little energy. The hotel is on its way to becoming carbon neutral. In addition, with an unusual system, it has managed to reduce the amount of mosquitoes on the island by more than 90% through sterilization. These are just some interesting points of this phenomenal place.
Two places I’m sure your mom will love to receive as a post-pandemic gift card.
I wish you a wonderful week. Enjoy your mother a lot. And if you can, stay home!
Happy Mother’s Day!
XoXo and see you next Tuesday.