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21 September, 2019

Letting off steam: How to discover the perfect Helsinki sauna for you

There’s no sound more satisfying to a Finn than the sizzle of sauna steam. Yet until you visit Finland, you don’t realise how important sauna is to Finnish life. Check out our quick guide on how to get hot in Helsinki.

If you go down to the woods today – The 6 best nature destinations around Helsinki

Finland is the most forested country in Europe, meaning that you don’t need to venture far from central Helsinki to go down to the woods. Here are six places within easy reach of the capital where you can experience the Finnish forest at its peaceful best.  

In Pornaistenniemi on the western shore of the bay, you can explore a black alder forest, and duckboards through the reeds take you from Arabia to the idyllic island of Lammassaari.


Mehmet Gürs' Restaurant Andrea serves anatolian flavours in downtown Helsinki

How chef superstar Mehmet Gürs came home to Helsinki

Hotel St. George Event Calendar

Exercise smart, not hard

Living in a new Renaissance of Finnish bread culture

Let there be light! How a Nordic innovation banishes Helsinki’s winter darkness

Monocle Shop at Hotel St. George is a Nordic first

Monocle Shop at Hotel St. George is a Nordic first

Environmentally friendly cocktails at Hotel St. George's Wintergarden Bar

Zero waste cocktails at Hotel St. George’s Wintergarden

Helsinki, the city where everything works

Herring, blueberry soup and halva – introducing Restaurant Andrea

Wintergarden is the living room of the Hotel St. George, place for the guests and locals to meet.

Pekka Jylhä's "Learning to Fly" spreads its wings in Wintergarden

Helsingin upea saaristo: Isosaari, Harakka, Kaunissaari, Lammassaari, Liuskasaari, Pihlajasaari, Vartiosaari ja kymmenet muut saaret. Lue vinkkimme!

Art meets nature on Helsinki’s islands

In Restaurant Andrea everything is made for sharing

Don’t touch my plate! Are Finns no good at sharing their food?

Enjoy a book, coffee and the smell of fresh bread at St. George bakery

From newspapers to books: Hotel St. George is full of stories

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"Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice" Young designers’ exhibition at St. George Bakery 5.-15.9.2019.
#helsinkidesignweek #designdistrict #momentsaremore #myhelsinki #stgeorgebakery Four young and talented designers from Aalto University - Sarianna Niskala, Lotta Maija, Ella Varvio and Orcum Erdem - always add something sweet, cute and sparkly into their works and designs. Their exhibition ”Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice” at St. George Bakery showcases interior mirrors, prints and glass art.
Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice” exhibition during Helsinki Design Week 5.-15.9.2019 at St. George Bakery.
#helsinkidesignweek #designdistrict #myhelsinki #momentsaremore Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon. -Ann Patchett-
Our Wintergarden afternoon tea is made with pure and wholesome Nordic ingredients, which we like ourselves and we’re confident you will like, too. Available Friday through Sunday. Pre-booking required.
#afternoontea #teamoments #momentsaremore #stgeorgehelsinki #helsinkirestaurants Ever since we opened our doors on May 2nd, 2018, art lovers have sought out the spectacular sculpture soaring overhead in Wintergarden. The elegance of Learning to Fly by Pekka Jylhä has inspired this cocktail.
Herbal – Elegant – Healthy. Bird of Paradise.
#momentsaremore #myhelsinki #hotelstgeorge “Once again...welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.” - Bram Stoker -
📷: @mettiforssell "Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them." - Bob Dylan - I believe in a zone of privacy.
- Hillary Clinton -
The doors on the left of the Wintergarden open to three Nooks, private rooms for small social gatherings and informal meetings. They welcome you to discuss, contemplate, read a book and enjoy a glass of wine.
#momentsaremore #myhelsinki #stgeorgehelsinki Finland is known for many quirks and accomplishments. Few, however, compare to the impact it’s had on the world of design. Drawing inspiration from nature, Finnish design combines simplicity, functionality and beauty – and we’ve embodied its essence in this simple yet tasty cocktail. Using recycled mixer bottles and modest methods, this delectable concoction is served in seconds, all while keeping the environment in mind.
Simple – Fresh – Sustainable. Ginie in a bottle.
#Wintergarden #myhelsinki #momentsaremore #stgeorgehelsinki