Losing it Like the Europeans


Ayurveda is the folk medicine of India; a holistic approach based in traditional wisdom. The idea has captivated me for years. We are made up of three doshas; Vata, Kapha and Pitta. If they are out of alignment we are prone to dis-ease. I was looking for balance when I began searching for a reprieve from my every day. Especially since my everyday was no longer; I was facing big changes in my life. The end of an era and a realignment of sorts. I was looking for my new normal and wanted to be sure I had the right tools to find it.


A retreat was in order, but I was interested in balance rather than a total revolution. A loving and nurturing plan to a healthier life. It was between two places; Sonnhof in Hinterthiersee, Austria or Parkschloesschen in Traben-Trarbach, Germany. Both were between one to two hours…

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Super-Coffee Recipe



This coffee recipe is super easy & incredibly healthy, just by combining some spices you have in your pantry into your morning cup can offer major health benefits! – Here’s how:

What You’ll Need: Makes 2 cups of Super-Coffee

  • 2 cups organic coffee ( like Kicking Horse )
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of good quality cocao powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups of coconut or organic soy mylk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 packets of organic stevia
  • A frother of some sort, I’ve talked about my fav nespresso one HERE

What To Do:

  1. Start by brewing your coffee as strong as you like
  2. To the froth machine ( or mug ) add all the spices, stevia and the mylk
  3. If not using a froth machine – I would heat up the mylk with all the spices
  4. Pour the hot coffee over the coconut oil and…

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Lovely Jubbly Ljubljana

more than london

Ljubljana can be translated as ‘beloved’ or ‘loved one’. If I was to use three words to sum up the capital of Slovenia, I’d say it’s pretty, compact and charming. I think that complements the translation pretty well. Here’s what happened on my latest city break:

Lake Bled

On our first day, we took a trip to Lake Bled. I’d seen stunning pictures on Instagram and friends had been and raved about this place. I couldn’t wait to see it for myself. We took the bus from Ljubljana bus station, which took about 80 minutes and cost 12 euros return. Upon arrival, I wasn’t disappointed. Although there was low cloud and initially, it was pretty grey, it was truly magical. Reflections shone off the lake lighting up the buildings that edged it on one side and the autumnal colours of the malting trees looming overhead were beautiful. We walked…

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The Light in the Road

It all started two months ago. My family in law were coming to Vienna to visit us for the first time since we moved. The trip would be in May and although the time schedule was a bit tight, we wanted to make a short trip around Austria so that they could get a “taste” of the country. And here began all the planning and research. We had already been and fell in love with Hallstatt so that was a must. But what if we added some leisure days in another less touristic town? Tirol came to our minds. We had never been there and it seemed like a nice place to relax and enjoy nature. And we couldn’t have been more right!

DAY 1. Our trip started in Vienna and we travelled by car. We took the route to Salzburg through the north and our first stop was…

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7 Reasons I Am Leaving Hungary

Meanwhile in Budapest

In 1956, my father left Hungary after the Soviets had cracked down on the revolution. He wasn’t involved in the fighting; he chose to leave for a prospect of a better life under a non-Communist regime.

In 1976 my mother chose to leave Hungary after having met my father. They met during one of his visits to Hungary, and when they decided to live together, they chose to live in Norway. 

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Pure Living Bakery

The pure living bakery is a very nice place for drinking good coffees, eating delicious crumbles and bagels and just spending some quality time with friends. I’m really into sweet things and here you will find nice cakes and cookies.

As soon as you enter the place, it feels friendly and relaxed. The interior is an awesome, mixed, vintage place. I tried several sweet delights, from cakes and cupcakes to pies and milkshakes. All were excellent and the coffee is pretty good as well. They draw different shapes on the coffee foam, which is cute.

Pure Living Bakery is perfect to delve into a good book, take time out, contemplate the meaning of life, or just catch up with an old friend and simply enjoy a delicious treat.

The young guys and girls at the counter are super friendly. I have highly recommended this place to everybody and have…

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