Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fleuriste

Helsinki, -1 degrees

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Love flows like flowers, and grows like water.

As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and we're celebrating one of the most delicious pastry filled seasons in Helsinki with both Runeberg tortes and Shrove buns, I thought it would be nice to introduce a local café named Fleuriste. I recommend the café for coffee & cake among friends, but it's also a perfect place for a romantic date! I actually went there for a photo shoot for Finnish airline company Finnair's in-flight magazine Blue Wings before Christmas, and I wanted to share the result of that morning of shooting with you in this blog post. In the end, the photos didn't make into the magazine because of their setting (it didn't showcase Helsinki enough and the photos were too big for the article itself), but you can find my complete interview on page 44. The interview introduced my main work project of this year: the #HelsinkiSecret Residence, which is meant for international social influencers. I'll fill you in on that project in a later blog post. The beautiful photos were taken by the talented Laura Iisalo.

Koska ystävänpäivä lähestyy kovaa vauhtia, ja tällä hetkellä saamme nauttia leivonnaisrikkaasta kaudesta kun sekä Runebergintorttuja ja laskiaispullia on tarjolla Helsingin kahviloissa, ajattelin että olisi hyvä hetki jakaa kahvilavinkki! Fleuriste on ranskalaisvaikutteinen kaunis kahvila Design District Helsingissä, joka viehättää niin kaveriporukoita kuin pariskuntiakin ihanalla tarjonallaan! Itse kävin ennen joulua kahvilassa Finniarin Blue Wings -lehden kuvauksissa, ja tässä kirjoituksessa näet tuloksen! Loppujen lopuksi, näitä kuvia ei valittu itse lehteen koska toimituksen mukaan kuvat eivät tuonneet tarpeeksi Helsinkiä esiin ja kuvat olivat liian isoja itse artikkeliin. Pääset kuitenkin lukemaan artikkelin sivulla 44. Haastattelu käsitteli #HelsinkiSecret Residenceä, joka on tänä vuonna suurin työprojektini. Kuvat ottivat lahjakas kuvaaja Laura Iisalo

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Do you have a favorite café? What makes it your favorite?

Onko sinulla omaa suosikkikahvilaa? Mikä tekee juuri siitä kahvilasta erityisen?



12 comments:

  1. I've never been a coffee drinker, so I spend very little time in cafes. My wife will usually want something expensive every now and then, so we'll get it to-go usually at Starbucks

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    1. But there is so much more you can enjoy in a café besides coffee! They are just so cozy, don't you think?

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  2. I think I don't have a favourite cafe (I don't drink coffee, I haven't even tried it). my hometown doesn't have any special cafes/eateries, only places I don't visit because they're not exciting to me. oh, we actually have one nice cafe 30 km from us, it's called "cafe O" :) very nice photos by the way, such a shame they didn't make it to the magazine.
    ps. I wrote you through Facebook but am not sure if you got my message :)

    Maiken - Part of me

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    1. Wow, that is impressive, not even trying coffee! I know you have wonderful cafés in Estonia, I've been to some in Pärnu :)

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  3. a very inspirational post dear
    kss
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2016/02/3-imprescindibles-en-simof.html

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    1. Thanks Pilar, that is so kind of you to say!

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  4. Great post dear , awesome pictures of you :-) I have my favourite coffee - with milk and syrop :-)

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    1. Thanks Karolina! Wow, I think I've only tried coffee with some flavored syrup, would be nice to know what kind you like.

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  5. I'm planning on visiting this cafe tomorrow for lunch! One of my friends said they have great breakfast. Helsinki has many great cafes but the best coffee I get at home :P

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    1. That's great! I think the best features of Fleuriste is its flowers and cinnamon buns :)

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