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[gallery size="medium" ids="463,462"] I’ve been practicing Ashtanga for 7 years and was thrilled to come across a studio in the hood that supports a more disciplined practice. Many are intimidated at the prospect of Ashtanga yoga but it is actually a good foundation for those just...

[gallery size="medium" ids="458,459,460"] OMG offers a holistic experience to the practice of yoga outside the studio through their Bali-vibe lifestyle cafe. Students are treated to a wide array of delectable plant-based smoothies and super bowls to compliment their wellness journey. This could be the best gate-way...

[gallery size="medium" ids="456,454"] Iyengar is the gold standard of Yoga therapy and Purna Yoga makes it available to everyone with their modified approach. Purna yoga explores the practice of asanas outside the alignment and poses and brings in more soul by integrating meditation and breathe-work. In the...

[gallery size="medium" ids="449,450,451"] The most accessible studio in the city, Yoga Nordic has a class for every body. Their signature class is their Hot Yoga which is especially therapeutic as winter hits. I took Nicole’s Hot Vinyasa and I appreciated the total body workout coupled with the...

Friday is usually my toughest day so I arrived at the restaurant late, and utterly exhausted. I was looking for a good glass of white to take the edge off and immediately perked up when co-founder Andrew Taylor welcomed me with a glass natural wine...

Decadence is part of everyday life in France, everything is rich from the boulangeries, the café and of course the wine and cheese. I stand by what I wrote before that I never knew how to live until I came to Paris. The story of...

As a raw chef myself, I was thrilled to discover that there is a restaurant in Helsinki dedicated to living foods. Raw cuisine means that they have not been heated over 60 degrees so that the live enzymes and micro nutrients don’t burn. Cooking in...

I had my first proper dining here after the lockdown as it was right around the corner of my modelling agency and have had many “first” in Green Hippo since. As a regular, I swear by their Brunch spread: Gluten-free pancakes that are so moist...

True to its name, it is where I go to celebrate. The real treat of Yes yes yes is the warm welcome and attentive hospitality that greets everyone as they come in— a real indulgence in a city of self-service. I had my first blind...

A yogi’s hang-out, Om Nam sits across Helsingin Astanga Joogakoulu and serves Ahimsa, (none-violence) on a plate. I got to sample their weekend brunch specials and I was delighted to try a rich but still fresh take on chickpea-based omelette. The soy-feta added so much creaminess...