Author Archives: Amélie

The Best Vegan Documentaries You Should Watch Now

31st December 2019

best vegan documentaries

If you’re starting the new year with Veganuary: high five! Make sure you read my Veganuary tips guide for a successful month. 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 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 for free.

My Veganuary Tips

28th December 2019

veganuary

I meant to write this Veganuary tips article a long time ago, but here I am, a few days before the new year and the beginning of Veganuary. Oops. If you’re going vegan this January for the now-famous Veganuary, either for a month or forever, congrats on this new beginning. You will never regret this.

If you’re reading this, I guess you’re already familiar with what Veganuary is. I’m also assuming you’re here for some Veganuary tips on how to make your vegan month a success or at least make it more bearable. Nervous, already feeling like giving up? Don’t be. Research shows that it takes 21 days to pick up a new habit (healthy or otherwise…) so give it a try, it may end up changing your life, such as it did for me almost 10 years ago now.

Best Vegan Restaurants Berlin: the Guide

23rd December 2019

vegan food guide Berlin

It’s taken me the best of the last four years to wrap my head around all the vegan food near me here in Berlin and I’m excited to finally present you the best vegan restaurants Berlin has in store. Just for you guys, I’ve eaten my way around the vegan restaurants Berlin trail, chomping on the finest vegan kebabs, burgers, doughnuts, cakes… in fact, just pick your favourite food. I’ve probably eaten it in Berlin. The problem with spending four years trying to eat all the vegan food is that it’s such a vibrant scene, it’s constantly expanding. I keep thinking I’ve eaten everywhere, then overnight another five incredible vegan food Berlin places appear. So this list best vegan restaurants in Berlin gets constantly updated with my latest discoveries.

Best Yoga Retreats 2020: My Top Pick

21st December 2019

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?

All-inclusive yoga retreats are a hot holiday trend for good reasons. What better way to slice right through a slump than to reconnect with nature and with yourself at one of the best yoga vacations somewhere warm and sunny for a few weeks, while practising yoga and eating delicious healthy food? None in my book. So without further ado, here are my recommendations for what I think the best yoga retreats 2020 are.

Vegan Sneakers & Bags: My Vegan Leather Collection

17th December 2019

vegan sneakers and vegan bags: my vegan leather collection

Good news everyone, veganism is on the rise! And with that, vegan fashion, especially vegan leather, also is. I can’t begin to tell you how fuzzy it makes me feel when I see more and more people becoming aware of how small actions such as buying vegan sneakers and vegan shoes can have the greatest of impact on our planet, the people and animals. Veganism is not only changing the way we eat, but it is also positively changing our shopping habits, and the sustainable fashion industry is also gaining some sweet sweet momentum. That makes me happy.

Is Indian food vegan? Bloggers answer

15th December 2019

is indian food vegan?

Is Indian food vegan aside from vegan curry? I think a lot of people believe India is super vegan-friendly. The short answer is: not always. Have you heard of ghee? The ubiquitous clarified butter that makes an appearance in so much vegan Indian food? Yeah, not vegan. Indians are also quite fond of dairy (and don’t understand that it’s not vegan!), something I find mind-boggling given how much they love their cows. I haven’t been back to India since I was in Goa in 2015, and I’m excited to be going back for a quick break from the Winter in a few weeks. I thought now would be a good time for asking my fellow travel bloggers what surprises hide for me in vegan India outside of vegan curry.

The Low Down on Koh Phangan Yoga

4th December 2019

koh phangan yoga

It’s a shame that Koh Phangan has a rap to certain only for the Full Moon Party. People from all over the world flock to this pristine island to pretty much ruin it, ruin the peace, ruin the environment, and disrespect the locals. If you think I’m exaggerating, watch Trouble in paradise on Youtube. I first came to Koh Phangan five years ago not knowing what to expect, having only heard of the Full Moon Party via Alex Garland. I ended up falling hard for what would become “my special place”. I’ve since returned numerous times, mostly for two things: the vegan food and Koh Phangan Yoga.

My Favourite Vegan Boots this Winter

30th November 2019

vegan footwear

It’s cold. You are environmentally-aware and vegan and want to make ethical purchasing choices. You need vegan boots and don’t know where to start. Urgh, I get it.

Buying winter clothes can be a headache for the overly aware, I know this all too well. But whoever said you needed to feather birds and kill cows in order to stay warm was obviously full of shit. If you must purchase a pair of brand new vegan boots this winter, know that there are so many brands out there with environmental and social awareness at their core value. They make durable and fashionable pieces using no animal products in socially-responsible factories and are often small family-owned businesses that are really worth supporting. So since the weather is pretty much turning to crap, today I wanted to present you with some great options for vegan footwear so you stay warm and dry.

Vegan Gift Guide For Any Occasion

26th November 2019

Vegan Gift Guide

The holiday season is right upon us yet again and it’s time for taking it easy, meeting with loved ones, taking care of ourselves and eating way too much food. While I’m not exactly fond of Christmas and the mass-consumerism it entails, I know some people love to treat their loved ones with presents. Sometimes it’s also a great opportunity to treat others (or yourself) with something you/they were missing in their brand new house, for example, wink wink, not talking about myself at all here. Today I wanted to compile some great vegan gift ideas.

Adventures at the Phong Nha Cave

19th November 2019

The best travel advice often times come from words of mouth from other travellers rather than from a guidebook. Hence, when a friend said to me that I HAD TO go to Phong Nha Cave, I trusted that I did indeed have to go to Phong Nha Cave, and the seemingly extravagant expenses (that is, in comparison to my $45 USD a day budget) attached to the trip were overweighted by the appeal of walking through some of the biggest and most recently discovered caves in the world. And so I hopped on the train from Danang heading to động Phong Nha, and I’d say that the train ride alone made the journey worthwhile. The scenery between Danang and Huế is straight out of a game is Myst and I was a little sad that I was not able to stop and explore all these beautiful rural coastal areas along the Hải Vân Pass.