May 11, 2016
3 reasons to visit Eatos Mexican Diner premium
The so called green heart of the city, the Töölönlahti Park area next to the Central Railway Station, has recently received many interesting gastronomic additions: everything from Australian to Mexican eateries. Read my earlier blog post about the area here. This time I was invited to try out the Mexican restaurant in the area – […]
May 10, 2016
Top 4: Hot Spots of Cold War premium
The Cold War was interesting period of time in Finland: the country was balancing between east and west for over four decades. Moscow had some influence on Finland’s politics but at the same time Finland integrated economically to the west. Dive in to the history of the Cold War period with some of the most […]
May 6, 2016
New restaurant in town – OX premium
This spring has really spiced up Helsinki’s restaurant scene. New interesting restaurants have been popping up almost on a weekly basis. Pieni Roobertinkatu has slowly become the hippest restaurant street in town. No wonder, as the location is ideal – it is situated only a short walk from the Esplanade Park, in the heart of […]
May 3, 2016
3 x urban event venues in Helsinki premium
One of the most intriguing side of Helsinki is its versatility: there are historical Jugend-style buildings that are a sign of the long history of the city; on the other hand, there are the new and modern buildings and neighborhoods. And then there are these old properties that used to be, for example, factories, bakeries, […]
April 28, 2016
May Day celebrations in Helsinki premium
You can tell the summer is finally coming as you get to the First of May, known as ”Vappu” in Finland. At this time of the year it may still be too cold to have traditional Vappu brunch outside but you can also have it at your home. All you need is delicious snacks, homemade […]
April 14, 2016
Game of Thrones in Helsinki! premium
The Hall of Faces interactive Game of Thrones exhibition is residing in Helsinki from April 13-17th! During those couple of days you can experience the unique world of one of the most successful shows of all time – right in the city centre of the Finnish capital! In the middle of Kamppi district’s Narinkka Square, […]
April 3, 2016
Three reasons to visit restaurant Kuu premium
I was invited to celebrate restaurant Kuu’s 50th birthday. The birthday guests got to enjoy a special four-course anniversary meal. There are plenty of reasons to visit the 50-year-old Kuu (“Moon” in English) and in this post I will introduce three of them.   Central location in Töölö district The restaurant is located close to the […]
April 1, 2016
#HelsinkiSecret Residence: Judith & Robert premium
From the beginning of 2016, the #HelsinkiSecret Residence serves as a base for international social media influencers reporting from the city center of Helsinki. The #HelsinkiSecret Residence is an initiative by Visit Helsinki and represents a globally unique form of city marketing utilizing social media. The residence comprises a studio apartment in the city center […]
April 1, 2016
3 x unique sauna venues in Helsinki premium
Many people living in an apartment house in Helsinki don’t have their own sauna, and there may not be enough shifts in the condo sauna. And even if you had a sauna at home, its size doesn’t necessarily allow organizing a larger party. Fortunately, you can find many saunas in Helsinki that you can rent […]
April 1, 2016
4 x free entrance to Helsinki museums 1/2 premium
Helsinki’s museums are charming and versatile, as the city itself. They can come in the shape of an imposing sea fortress or a graceful mansion. They can be open-air and overpopulated with fearless squirrels or hidden inside a century-old tram depot. They can be kids-friendly or… even more kids-friendly. I personally find the process of […]
March 23, 2016
Pasha – delicious traditional Finnish Easter treat premium
For me, Easter has become more and more meaningful over the years. I love having the seasonal delicacies with my family over dinner. My absolute favourite dessert is the traditional pasha, which is drained in a wooden mold before serving.   Traditional Finnish Easter dessert – pasha  (for 12 people) Ingredients: 2,5 dl sugar 2 […]
March 18, 2016
5 x gay bars in Helsinki – these are a must-see! premium
Despite the fact that Helsinki is, compared to the rest of the world, a relatively small capital, its liberal Northern gay life is very lively! Helsinki Pride gets more popular year by year, and it’s a great example of how the Helsinki lifestyle is not judgemental at all and that the local gay scene is […]
March 17, 2016
The most glorious venues of Helsinki premium
Helsinki is full of glamorous, impressive and distinctive venues. Some are well-known, but there are lots of gems that the public is not aware of. I want to give you a glance behind the curtains and take you to an exploration into the world of Helsinki’s event venues!   The Theatre Museum The Theatre Museum […]
March 10, 2016
4 reasons to return to Fleuriste premium
Already in 2012 I wrote a blog post about why one should visit this local café while in Helsinki. Now, four years later, this jewel of Design District Helsinki still shines bright and I thought it would be fun to write a post about why you should revisit Fleuriste, or if you’re a first timer […]