Brooklyn Aesthetics with Plant People

Look around you. I mean it, really look around. See if you can spot one thing, any single thing, that hasn’t in some way, by however many degrees of separation or direct correlation, been formed by plants. They nurture our air, our bodies, are building blocks for homes, fuel energy resources, the list could quite literally go on for eons. But enough about my ode to herbs, this story is about two strapping entrepreneurs who are turning their love for plants into a community that connects and heals. What is this community, you wonder? It’s the oh-so-appropriately named Plant People.

Gabe Kennedy and Hudson Gaines Ross, infamous Brooklynites who can frequently be spotted cycling around or cooking up a storm, started their line of high-quality CBD and plant-based products after spinal injuries and western medicine led them to seek more holistic healing. Alongside the support of alternative medicine doctors and scientists, these two friends (or as I see it, bro-mancers) experiment with herbs and botanicals to create natural remedies that enhance our everyday lives. Today, their booming Plant People community is helping people around the world use good ole mother nature to remedy sleep issues, anxiety, support brain function, and much, much more. 

Gabe Kennedy (R), Hudson Gaines Ross (L)

Sure, I could go on and on about the benefits of being a plant person, but I know what you’re here for. In the middle of our bustling Brooklyn borough, we tapped into Plant People’s expertise to find the most calming aesthetics around…

THE PRETTIEST PLANT-BASED PLATE IN BK?

Olmsted is serving up some divine creations. That carrot crepe? Forget about it.

WHICH HOTEL HAS YOUR FAVORITE CURATION OF PLANTS?

1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge.  

YOUR FAVORITE CBD…

WEED IS LEGAL NOW (HYPOTHETICALLY)! WHAT DOES BK LOOK LIKE?

Infused Avocado toasts and cortados flood the streets as we walk through plumes of smoke wafting out of the creatives workshop windows. A few highly curated hipster dispensaries serving up artisan cannabis flower, treats and things we probably didn’t imagine. We take a deep breath and reminisce about the good old days when Brooklyn still had grit!

THE MOST CHILL PLACE IN BK?

Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

THE LEAST CHILL PLACE IN BK?

The Bedford Station L stop.

ROMANTICALLY DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE CUP OF COFFEE:

I was looking for the one, and then all of a sudden it was love at first cup. Juicy fruits with undertones of the most delightful cacao. The steam tickles my nose, teasing me, asking for more. I guess one more taste isn’t enough. You are bold enough to hold my attention and supple enough to make me blush. I am not quite sure how to describe you other than the rush, the addiction, that I need to taste you every morning and it only gets sweeter and sweeter.

WE’RE TAKING SOME OF YOUR DROPS+ SLEEP CBD, WHERE SHOULD WE NAP IN BK?

Our top three spots are Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park lawn, or Gabe’s apartment balcony!

Plant People’s drops+ sleep CBD

THE BEST-LOOKING BATHROOM IN BK?

House of Yes.

THE MOST SERENE SLICE OF NATURE?

The grassy dunes of Fort Tilden.

THE LOVELIEST PLACE TO DO SOME YOGA?

Heatwise or community lawn classes at North Brooklyn Farms. Also, low key we love a good class at the local YMCA–the aerobics trampoline group fitness is delightful.

WHERE WE’LL BE EATING PLANTS FOR…

IT’S 3 PM ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

Preparing for the work week by decompressing and enjoying the last of the weekend. Hopefully, this is taking place at the park or the beach laying on a blanket in the sun with a good book!

YOUR FAVORITE PICTURE YOU’VE EVER TAKEN IN BROOKLYN:

North Brooklyn Farms
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