May 8, 2016
#HelsinkiSecret Residence: Dariya & Elena 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 […]
November 15, 2015
IPI Kulmakuppila: good mood overall premium
In the corner of Viides linja and Porthaninkatu, almost next to Kallio library, a new café has seen the light of day. And what a café! Already from a distance the big and wide windows reveal the appealing scandinavian modern interior design and the cosy balcony area. In August, when the café opened, my social […]
What to do in Helsinki on Sundays? premium
Let’s start with collecting all your mates with you, put the trashiest Sunday look on, and free your mind for an awesome Sunday. Here are my tips for a mind-blowing and fun Helsinki Sunday a.k.a ”Funday”! I lived a year in Sydney, where Sundays used to be “the thing”. On Sundays, you can concentrate on […]
October 22, 2014
5 + 1 tasty tips to “Hipster District” premium
Just recently published Food Helsinki HEL YEAH! food brochure is a brilliant guide to the secrets of Helsinki’s food culture. The Hipster District located in the Eastern parts of the downtown area is a surprising combination of traditions and some of the trendiest places in town. Check out at least these tips!   1. Hakaniemi Market […]
October 9, 2014
Jogging Routes in Downtown Helsinki 2/3 premium
This time I offer a jogging route within downtown Helsinki called Eastern Downtown. It measures about 10 kilometres. It Erottaja as its starting point — the point where distances from Helsinki to other parts of the globe are traditionally measured from. The second route goes around the eastern part of central Helsinki, exploring the areas […]
October 2, 2014
Pots, pans and heirlooms at Hakaniemi flea market premium
The Finnish summer season is known for its outdoor flea markets. This past September summer has been challenged by an autumnal Hakaniemi pop up flea market. On the last Sunday of September, hundreds of Helsinki residents flocked to the market square filled with stands and the tempting aroma of tangy autumn air and hot sausages. […]
September 18, 2014
3 interesting eating experiences in Kallio premium
So much is going on around Kallio district. There are so many great new restaurants in the area, that it’s hard to stay updated. Let us not forget the older classics either. I’ll introduce three restaurants worth to visit. Two of them are older, one was opened in 2013. Say Delicious Street called Kolmas Linja […]
December 10, 2013
Shop in shop Mmaku presents Finnish superfood in the form of smoothies premium
The trendy district of Kallio is abuzz. Lately many interesting food actors have opened their business especially on Vaasankatu, e.g. Street Gastro and Mmaku that’s a shop in shop in the creative collective Made in Kallio. Made in Kallio that is located in the corner of Kustaankatu and Vaasankatu is like a Kallio living room, […]
June 7, 2012
In coffee thrill-seekers’ paradise “Good Life Coffee” coffee is an affair of the heart premium
When stepping into Good Life Coffee the customer immediately notices that the wall between the street door and the internal door is decorated with old used coffee bags – the coffees that have left a memory in the life of the café owner. In this Kallio based café coffee is truly appreciated and it feels […]