Loviisa is a real Christmas town where the special Christmas time events are warm and intimate. Get into the Christmas feeling in the Traditional Christmas Homes. There are several Christmas markets all over Loviisa where you can enjoy Christmas delicacies and shop for Christmas presents.
A fun new cocktail place of pilgrimage has reached Annankatu! This place is worth keeping in mind when planning for instance a cocktail bar crawl in Design District Helsinki. Other cocktail locations worth visiting are among others A21 and Liberty or Death. In these three places one can truly experience what Helsinki’s cocktail culture is [...]
When passing by the Glass Palace’s (Lasipalatsi) tram stop, one cannot miss the inviting street sign telling about restaurant Lasipalatsi’s ongoing reindeer theme weeks! The Glass Palace itself is an interesting example of functionalism and is sure to awaken the interest of many visitors of the city of Helsinki. A fun detail about the building [...]
The interest in all things vintage has soared in recent years, making shops selling different kinds of vintage items pop up everywhere. Clothes, accessories, tableware, furniture, books, vinyl records… So why vintage? Nowadays many emphasize the importance of individuality in their personal style and as vintage pieces often are one-offs, it’s reasonably rare to see [...]
The family event Our Weekend at Messukeskus offers plenty to see, from heifer agility to shepherd dog shows
The event Our Weekend, taking place from 22 to 24 November 2013 at Messukeskus will feature animals, show kitchen programme, arts and crafts, forest-themed games and work demonstrations as well as the exciting Finnish championships in wood chopping. At Our Weekend, you can find the favourite fairs for the whole family under one roof: ELMA Helsinki Food & Countryside Show, Helsinki Forest Fair, Arts&Crafts Fair, OutletExpo, Pets (Sat–Sun) and Menopeli. All events can be visited with one ticket.
Jädelino adds to Helsinki’s urban brilliance in the form of Italian artisan ice cream and comic strip characters
I recently attended the opening of the small and intimate ice cream factory Jädelino. The homely Jädelino, which is located at the Abattoir, is a family business that offers delicious sorbets and handmade Italian ice cream. At Jädelino’s all the ice cream is as fresh as it can be since it’s made on the spot [...]
The gradually ever darker and cooler evenings of autumn cause in my mind the desire to sink into hibernation. Autumn is the mystical season of the year because nature is undergoing a great change. In my opinion the weather is suitable for outdoor activities, it isn’t too cold or hot. It just demands wearing layers [...]
A 15 minute underground ride from the city center lies one of Helsinki’s oldest suburbs – cozy Puotila. Read more about Puotila here. When walking for about five minutes from Puotila’s underground stop, one encounters a beautiful avenue. At the end of the avenue lies Puotila’s pride – Puotila Manor & Café Svenkka. The manor [...]
At the beginning of November two interesting exhibitions opened at Kiasma museum of contemporary art, both of them dealing with technology and its development. Towards 2048 presents material from visionary and pioneer of electronic music Erkki Kurenniemi’s (b. 1941) large archive, meanwhile Time Machines highlights contemporary artist and renowned documentary filmmaker Mika Taanila’s (b. 1965) key works from the past [...]
The holiday season is fast approaching and with it the first holiday displays of the season are already appearing on store front windows. While we’re still waiting for the first snowflakes to fall in Southern Finland and finally brighten up the landscape, the thought of a cheerful holiday season full of light ahead is somehow a [...]