journal

mahabis photography // silence series, by claire droppert

  Claire Droppert’s intriguing photo series explores the tranquillity and absence of sound in the places that she visits. By photographing peaceful scenery with the lack of any human interaction, her images conjure up visions of a land where humans have never stepped foot.     Silence [ˈsaɪləns]...

mahabis travel // best european squares

  All across Europe, towns and cities boast squares or piazzas where locals flock to sit al fresco and relax, whilst tourists swarm to admire the architecture. This culture of lounging in chairs outside cafes watching the world go by is quintessentially continental, associated with a slower pace ...

mahabis travel // short breaks in the uk

  You don’t have to go abroad to experience a relaxing city break. We've pulled together Sunday Guides to three UK cities to demonstrate how you can relax and unwind amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.      Manchester It may not be the first place that you consider for a relaxing weekend ...

five scandinavian foods to try

  When the world outside is stark and white with skeletal trees and frozen lakes; nothing can compare to curling up beneath a blanket and indulging in pure comfort food until Spring. Fortunately, Scandinavia knows how to whip up wonderful feasts from foraged berries, the land and the sea. Read on...

five scandinavian habits worth adopting

  With Scandinavian countries consistently topping the lists of 'happiest residents' and 'quality of life' it seems only pertinent that we take a closer look at what they are doing so right.      // diet Due to the location of many of the scandinavian countries, and their proximity to highly f...

mahabis guide // creating a work-life balance when working from home

    Working from home isn’t all lie-ins and lounging in comfortable clothes. In some ways, it can be more stressful and tiring that working a traditional nine-to-five, where you at least have a clear boundary of where work finishes and your downtime begins. Read on to discover our thoughts on cr...

mahabis guide // how to embrace the greek concept of volta

  If you’ve been stuck at a desk all day, then a relaxed stroll around town can be a great way to de-stress in the evening.  The Greeks take this one step further with the concept of volta, a word with no direct English translation. Volta involves taking a leisurely stroll along the main prome...

sit less. stand more.

  In today's world of ongoing technological advances, an average of 70% of people sit for most of the working day. More technology inevitably means more work enabled by computer, and less manual, physical work necessary to get us out of our chairs.   However, the effects of a sedentary lifesty...
sit less. stand more.

sit less. stand more.

  In today's world of ongoing technological advances, an average of 70% of people sit for most of the working day. More technology inevitably means more work enabled by computer, and less manual, physical work necessary to get us out of our chairs.   However, the effects of a sedentary lifesty...
lofoten, norway

mahabis travel // lofoten, norway. by warwick cairns.

  Last week we caught up with Warwick Cairns, the celebrated writer and author of The Master Thief, who shared with us details of his past trip to Lofoten in Norway. Read on for some Scandinavian holiday inspiration.       "Way up North in Lofoten, in the Arctic North of Norway, they call it Pol...
mahabis valentines.

journal // valentines day

  For some, Valentine's Day is an inconsequential holiday. Avoiding the clichéd heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and overbooked restaurants at this time of year can be a minefield. Instead, we put together a few examples of low-key ways to mark the occasion with your significant other. After all,...

mahabis travel // alternative nordic city breaks

    Stockholm. Copenhagen. Oslo. Helsinki. Amongst some of the most stylish and culturally interesting cities in Europe and boasting a never-ending list of things to do and see, these Nordic cities are our first choice for a short break.   However, the Nordic region of Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, N...
Daphne Kotsiani // Mahabis Journal

mahabis photography // iceland, by daphne kotsiani

        Iceland is like nowhere else on earth; the perfect destination to get away from it all and unwind surrounded by nature’s beauty. The landscapes range from tumbling waterfalls and dramatic mountains to ancient lava fields and bubbling mud pools. This diversity of both moody and ethere...

relaxing road trips

  “Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.” ― Elizabeth Berg.   The open road shimmering on the horizon, a destination unknown, and the power of feeling that you are in the driver’s seat. Thi...

mahabis chill // five apps to help you unwind

    There seems to be an app for everything these days, from the alarms that wake us up, to the music we listen to, emails we send, and social networks we browse. The abundance of apps available means that it's not just our productivity that can be assisted by technology, but our relaxation too. ...
mahabis guide to unwinding in under five minutes

mahabis downtime // how to unwind in under five minutes

   It can be hard to incorporate relaxation into your day to day life. When you've got a busy schedule, finding the time to fully commit to downtime is can be difficult. At the end of a busy and stressful day, most people simply want to sit in front of the television, or unwind with a drink. But ...
2