From travels, treasures and inspirations to body, mind and spirit, Ecozine’s founder Lisa Christensen shares a few of her favorite things.
If, like me, you are wary of the many commercial cereals and mueslis filled with thickeners, preservatives, artificial flavors and other nasties, then Rude Health is for you. They have a selection of cereals, porridges, biscuits, and even a range of outstanding non-dairy drinks! Rude Health’s philosophy is simple; food should be made out of food. To this end, they only use ingredients you would have in your own kitchen. But most importantly, their products taste amazing.
DRINK IT UP
Not Just a Bottle is exactly that – so much more than a bottle. It’s developed, designed, produced with sustainability in mind. The founders wanted to challenge the conventional understanding of drinking bottles, and I think they’ve definitely succeeded! The bottle is made of a single piece of sustainably sourced bamboo, and the whole company story is absolutely incredible. Watch for me with mine around town!
A MODEL DOCTOR
Award-winning Danish chiropractor to the stars Dr. Kamilla Holst has launched a brand- new health clinic in Sai Kung. Dr. Holst treats clients the world over, including actors, Olympic athletes and royalty. Having settled in Hong Kong, the former model currently specialises in chiropractic treatment during pregnancy, which among other benefits can help produce a shorter labour (wow!). The new Sai Kung clinic named One For Health is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, offering a fusion of chiropractic care and a Japanese ‘negative ion’ spa on the first floor. I feel relaxed just thinking about it!
I’ve always dreamt of taking a sustainable luxury safari, of getting close to the wilderness and majesty of Africa. This fall I finally had the chance, and it was everything I’d imagined and more. The trip was made special by the incredible team at andBeyond, an experienced safari company that is 100 per cent committed to making sure their operations are not only eco-friendly, but actually having a positive impact on the people and wildlife where their tours visit. Working closely with The Africa Foundation, andBeyond cares for local communities and offers its guests a trip of a lifetime that feels good on the inside too.
A UNIQUE JOURNEY
Aiming for more than just an amazing holiday, The Oceanic Society offers education and inspiration to the lucky people who embark on their legendary organised expeditions. By joining an expedition, the conservation NGO hopes travelers will feel more connected to the oceans, and in turn, become driven to help protect them. The money generated from the trips goes to many of the wildlife projects that are close to my heart, including helping sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and Antillean manatees. Other projects include research and conservation at Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve and Ulithi Atoll Marine Area, which are under serious threat from global warming and pollution.
The Multi Omegas Face Oil by Native Essentials is my must-have winter beauty item. It contains Sea Buckthorn and Rosehip, nature’s most skin-rejuvenating oils, which deliver loads of beneficial Omega 3,6,7 and 9. Rosehip is actually a fantastic skin all-rounder; it helps skin cell regeneration, which heals scars, acne and blemishes. I also love that all of Native Essentials products are formulated here in Hong Kong, and the ingredients are locally sourced in Asia.