“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”― Emilie Buchwald
I’ve always been fascinated by fairy tales. My mother tells that I was a bookworm from a young age. She used to read fairy tales to me when I was an infant and I would be fascinated by the pictures and the different voices my mother made. She kept reading my favourite books over and over to the point where I eventually knew them by heart. By the time I could speak, I would pretend I was ‘reading’ the story book by myself simply by turning the pages and narrating the story as I remembered it from my mother using the illustrations to navigate me through the plot! I would even imitate her tone and expressions to add tension and drama! Funny little girl I was.
There are many opinions, truths and myths about eating sushi during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Cultural differences affect the consumption of sushi remarkably. The Japanese focus on the healthy properties of fish and recommend that you should eat fish regularly in order to increase your intake of DHA and other Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. However, in most European countries and in the USA, raw sushi is to be avoided due to the fact that certain types of fish may contain high levels of mercury, dioxins or other toxins, including tilefish, mackerel, fresh tuna, mahi-mahi, and shark. In reality – although contradictory – both perceptions are correct. So, what should expectant and breastfeeding mothers do?
During the Christmas season, I published this post about ‘Why TheCoffeeBox subscription should be on your gift list‘. In this post, I want to give you insights on the story behind the brand and my two friends -Sandra and Karolis- who are the founders of TheCoffeeBox. Read along and don’t miss the special discount at the bottom of the post for your next CoffeeBox order!
Let’s get the basics straight first! The Coffee Box (www.TheCoffeeBox.fi) is an online coffee subscription service founded by London-based couple Karolis Jasinskas and Sandra Janulyte in 2014. TheCoffeeBox.fi is a family business that delivers an envelope of high-quality roasted coffee or coffee beans to your home and office door from a variety of single-origin roasts and a changing assortment of blends in 250 gr shipments every week or every two weeks.
The Christmas season has started and you are getting ready decorating your home and buying your Christmas presents. Are you in the Christmas mood yet?
Living in Finland for the past 10 years, I was turned into an avid coffee lover. Finns are among the biggest coffee consumers in the world. Everywhere you go there is always a cup of coffee offered to you. In Finland, a pack of coffee is often given as a present when visiting someone’s home. This year that I discovered TheCoffeeBox, my coffee-loving friends might receive a surprise subscription from TheCoffeeBox from Santa! Continue Reading
This September -for the first time ever- Helsinki hosted the M32 Seriessailing competition thattook place at Hernesaarenranta. Hernesaarenranta is a 2,000 m² multi-purpose area where you can relax and enjoy food and drinks under the sun and by the sea. A brand new concept that was launched in the summer of 2015 in Helsinki and it’s here to stay.
After my work experience in the Olympic Games Athens 2004, it has been hard to find any other event -of any budget or level- as demanding as being part of the world’s largest event. This spring I was honored to win a tender by the European Commission through my PR agency –PR Lounge– in order to offer communication services for the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference and hosting of the Innovation Luminary Awards 2015 gala!
On May 1st I invited a friend couple -Liisa and Jan Wallenius- to join me and my fiance for lunch on a cruise to enjoy a delicious lunch buffet menu surrounded by the beautiful archipelago scenery around Finland’s capital, Helsinki. We met our friends at 10:50 at Helsinki Market Square (Kauppatori), where this cute boat was waiting for its guests to arrive and at 11:00 we embarked on our journey. The sea was calm and peaceful and the staff pleasant and polite. This looks like a promising trip!
May Day is known as ‘Vappu’ in Finnish. This is a public holiday that is the only carnival-style street festivity in the country. People young and old, particularly students, party outside, picnic and their high school graduation white caps, just like the one I’m wearing in the photo below!
After a long working week with projects, deadlines, a rainy weather that does not help with our well-being, a sunny Sunday is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the week and crown your weekend enjoying a relaxed Sunday brunch! For those living in Helsinki, at the heart of Helsinki you will find Fransmanni restaurant on Kluuvikatu. We went down to Fransmanni with my fiancé for a relaxing brunch a few weeks ago.
A few weeks ago I met with the second owner of Hanko Sushi, Mr. Rolf Wirta to give his insights as a successful entrepreneur. My interview with Mika Laakio, co-owner of Hanko Sushi, can be found here “The colourful world of Hanko Sushi!”