From sustainability to self-care, Issue 296 is all about helping you meet your #2019goals.
Peek inside this inspiring issue, focused on living well and living green, in our gallery. Then, read more about the cover shoot and watch our behind-the-scenes video, below.
“Recently, I attended a wellbeing conference at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, featuring experts on longevity from Sardinia,” EIC Sara starts this issue’s letter.
She continues later, “The biggest lesson I learned at the conference? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to eat healthfully and live well – the Sardinians, historically and still today, primarily use only what they grow, gather or make themselves.
“And, isn’t that what the ‘green’ movement is all about? Waste less, want less. In Issue 296, you’ll find great tips for taking care of both yourself and the planet.”
Issue 296’s Finder Insiders in-the-know individuals includes Andrew Johnston, GM and more at Sentosa Golf Club; Dentsu Singapore‘s Andy Greenaway, who helms the creative team responsible for the thought-provoking ads for non-profit Sanrakshan featured in The Finder (make sure to scan the QR codes!); GEMS World Academy (Singapore) marketing maven Marina Anpilogova; Tatyana Kildisheva, photographer and owner of Kildi Photo and author of new book Singapore Shophouse
Walks; Managing Director Chris Urban of honestbee Singapore; and Michelle Schulz, founder and designer of eco-chic clothing line Michelle Schulz.
“Self-care” is more than just a buzzword – it’s your surest path to living well in Singapore. Find out The Finder’s best tips to have your healthiest, happiest year yet. This eight-page Insider’s Guide feature touches on ways to Stress Less, Eat Better, Move More and Pamper Yourself.
As we did in last year’s “Green Your Life” Issue 290, we give over our popular #sglifehacks spread to #sggreenhacks exclusively. Dig in!
Looking to have a non-hectic holiday in Japan? Travel to this laid-back island, which boasts the most volcanic hot springs and the least stress around. See it through the eyes of writer Andrea McKenna Brankin, who checked out the onsens, drank the shochu and hiked more than a few trails just for you, dear reader.
To get your hands dirty (in a good way), head to Kranji, where you can tour farms, eat the freshest foods and learn about SG’s history. Plan your day with our latest Hot ‘Hood feature. (Read all of our “A Day Out” series posts here.)
About the Cover Shoot
Why did we call the issue “Can!”? This Singlish phrase is as punchy and positive as it gets. And, using a humble, empty food can as a vase, versatile florist Aude Girard of Ask a French – Flowers created our beautiful “Can!” cover bouquet.
The Indonesian-French expat, who fondly recalls spending school holidays in Singapore as a child, trained as a florist is Paris – after leaving behind a career as a TV news reporter. Since relocating to SG, Aude has launched a lifestyle blog as well as her blooming floral-arranging business.
“I wouldn’t have this opportunity in France,” she shared, when collaborating on the cover bouquet, which she describes as “Eurasian style,” as it blends both traditionally Western and Eastern flowers – always adding her own flair. (Tip: You can learn techniques and tips from Aude at workshops she runs in her home studio!)
Just FYI, you can download each issue of The Finder for free via the free SPH Magazines app (on Apple iTunes or Google Play) or on Magzter.com, or pick up the print edition at 400 outlets around the island.
By Sara Lyle Bow, January 2019
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