Author Archives: Amélie

About Amélie

Canadian in Berlin. Eco-Living & Travel Writer. Yoga Enthusiast. Out of Step. Vegan. Master of Short Sentences.

Women’s Retreat 2020: No Boys Allowed

21st October 2020

women's retreat

Screw men. Lolol, not really, but just a tiny bit, still. This 2020, all I want is to gather with soul sisters and practice mindfulness away from men in a women’s retreat where I can let my hair down and my inner Wild Woman run free. There’s something extremely empowering and magical with letting your barriers down with other women in a safe space and explore your true potential. Naturally, the most fitting place to do this is in the safe confine of a women’s retreat. So today I wanted to present to you the best women’s retreats in time for 2020.

It Takes Two, Baby: Yoga Poses for Two People

14th October 2020

yoga poses for two people

Friends, lovers, random people you meet in the park — there’s nothing quite like the bonding experience of partner yoga poses. And with a second lockdown looming and people looking for things to do at home, these yoga poses for two people will give you an afternoon of fun and a good stretch.

The Best Vegan Documentaries You Should Watch Now

6th October 2020

best vegan documentaries

If you’re considering veganism for a month: high five! Make sure you read my Veganuary tips guide for a successful transition and my favourite vegan quotes for a little inspiration. If you’re considering taking this further than the month: you really should, and watching vegan documentaries is a great way to get to your ends. Vegan and vegetarian documentaries were what made me decide to go vegan for sure. There are many vegan documentaries on Netflix, which is convenient as most people are on there already, but you can find them elsewhere too, and a lot of them are for free.

Living in Berlin: the Best Neighbourhoods in Berlin

4th October 2020

Living in Berlin - A Guide to the Best Neighbourhoods in Berlin

Many European cities have a rich history, exciting culture and appeal to those who seek a new place to call home — but it’s safe to say that Berlin is among the most popular and truly diverse cities you could hope to hang your hat. In this post, I’ll help you decide where to unpack your bag for living in Berlin with an easy-to-digest guide.

Day Trips from Berlin: a Few Ideas

30th September 2020

Day trips from Berlin

Looking for some ideas for day trips from Berlin? Berlin is an incredible place to live, but just like any other totally happening city, there are times when you just need to get away and recharge. We all need a break, and a change of scenery once in a while a great way to find new inspiration. We come back full of energy and ready to take on the world — but not everyone has the time to go on indulgent getaways. Often, though, a day trip is sufficient to give you that much-needed boost, and if you’re living in Berlin there are great destinations not so far away that are just waiting to be explored. Below are my choices of top day trips from Berlin that you can add to your day-tripping list

My Vegan Hamburg Guide!

20th September 2020

nasch hamburg

Much like Leipzig, Hamburg came as a pleasant surprise, with chilled vibes all around and throngs of alternative, cool and independent shops and cafés. Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s located not so far from Berlin, but I found Hamburg to be similar in some ways — be it in the cool nature of the stylish locals or the general overall diversity. As such, the German port city obviously had several vegan restaurants for me to sample, and, what the hell, a fully vegan bed and breakfast! The vegan Hamburg restaurants, including some fantastic vegan breakfast Hamburg hotspots, get my stamp of approval! Without further ado, I’d like to present you a short list of all the delicious vegan food I sampled in my 48 hours in Hamburg.

From Chania Beaches to Loutro: My Crete itinerary

16th September 2020

chania beach - seitan limania

I picked the island of Crete a little randomly — the flights were cheap, I needed a holiday, it wasn’t awfully far from Berlin, the Chania weather sounded like just what I needed, the gazillion Chania beaches were just the ticket, this little town called Loutro seemed too good to be true, and a Chania car rental cost peanuts. It do be a done deal, I thought. My friend Olga and I decided to wing it a little, flew right into Chania, decided on a cheap Chania airport car rental company, picked one of many affordable Chania hotels for the first three nights, and off we went on a whim.

Collagen for Vegans: Everything You Need to Know

3rd September 2020

Collagen for vegans

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I love myself some skincare products and it’s no secret that I’m a vegan supplement junkie… so a post about collagen for vegans feels long overdue!

Over the past few years, the word collagen has become a real buzzword in the realms of beauty, health and wellness, promising us bouncy, wrinkle-free skin and better joint and bone health. This apparent elixir of youth is infused in everything from skin creams to smoothies, and don’t even bother running a google search on ‘best collagen supplement’ because the number of results will make your head spin.

Best Yoga Retreats 2020: My Top Pick

26th August 2020

Since I get asked this question on the regular, I thought of presenting you with this “best yoga retreat 2020” roundup post. Yoga retreats I have been either visiting or dreaming of visiting, retreats for all budgets, from luxury yoga retreats abroad to more affordable ones nearby. What do you think is the best yoga retreat in the world?

Where to Find High CBD Strains Oil

20th August 2020

high cbd strains

I’ve been a big fan of the health benefits of CBD products for over a year now. With a combination of meditation, yoga plus CBD oil, I’ve tamed my anxiety, regulated my sleeping pattern, and got through some pretty nerve-wracking life changes (and a surgery) these past few months. CBD is certainly making the rounds as a buzzword amongst the health crowd at the moment – CBD vape oil, CBD isolate, CBD cream, CBD balm, CBD oil vape pen, you name it, it exists. Heck, my local pharmacy even has some CBD-infused chocolate bars and lip balms by the checkout. But whether those actually have some high CBD strains with any real health properties or this is just businesses surfing CBD’s explosive popularity, who knows. Even skittish house pets seem to benefit from the CBD juice. Do you use it too?