Cartagena, Colombia by Nina Faulhaber

This January I spent a few days remote working from Cartagena. I stayed with mi Colombiana favorita Juliana whilst waiting for my US visa extension. It wasn't my first time there and I will confess that I'm mildly obsessed and I would go back tomorrow. I didn't make it out to the islands this time around (but if you're going for the first time the islands are a have to do when in Cartagena)


La Cevicheria - everyone who has been to Cartagena will know La Cevicheria. Well, there's a reason for it. I don't know why or how but the ceviche is extraordinary. Different kinds of ceviche inspired by Latin American fruits + quisines. I recommend to get "super" size if you're as much into Ceviche as I am.

Carmen - love everything about Carmen: a cute courtyard, stylish bar and amazing kitchen. The coconut ceviche is completely different from La Cevicheria but extremely interesting and therefore the dish of choice for me at Carmen as well. Evenings at Carmen are vibe-y, lunch is absolute zen heaven. I showed up with my laptop in the afternoon and had the courtyard and good wifi for a few hours to myself

Mulata - Caribbean comfort food: Fesh seafood, plantains, avocado, coconut - all the good stuff I love so much. Huge portions for little $. It's normally packed so go early and really much more about the food than the vibe (it's not chic). I loved it.

Boheme - Didn't actually make it to eat but loved the courtyard so I would recommend to check it out


Working remotely is a treat for productivity + soul. In 2018 I'm upgrading the coffee shops experience so here are my fav Cartagena spots

Carmen - as per above, excellent wifi, dreamy scenery and amazing food whilst writing marketing plans
Hotel Cappello - my friend Michelle Reeves recommended me this beautiful hotel w/ pool, cocktails + wifi
Hotel Santa Teresa - super central and vibe-y. The wifi could be stronger but amazing spot for getting some work done whilst still feeling the crowds.
Hotel Santa Clara - didn't go back this time around but I remember it to be a green heaven. Call to double check the wifi is public.
Cafe Central - more of a classic 'wifi spot' so you won't be the only one working away

Cusco, Peru by Nina Faulhaber

Here are some of my personal favs from my recent trip to Cusco, Peru <3


Hotel Palacia Manco Capac - tiny boutique hotel w/ serene garden
Quinta San Blas by Ananay Hotels - great location right in San Blas, simple + pretty + well priced
Hotel Belmond - the spot, although personally prefer the boutique spots above
Sol y Luna - in Urubamba


Huacatay - this gem is in Urubamba and was my absolute fav if you get a table outside. Must try everything, trout dishes, veggie dishes, everything is fresh and amazing
Cicciolina - try the black Linguine and the mushroom and beets-filled Ravioli
Green Organic - this was Emily's favorite, she loved the trout. I had the curry.
Organika - healthy healthy healthy. The salads are to die for, also order anything with trout.
Green Point - bigger portions, more comfort food style. I enjoyed the tacos, ask for less onions.
Shaman Restaurant - well well, quite the spot! only for hard core vegans and yogis :)


Qura - cute spot in San Blas with Acai Bowls and good wifi
L'Atlelier by grid - little café on the upstairs of a very cute shop with views on Cusco


Healing House Yoga and Therapies - 9AM class was ~2 hours and a real treat

Hong Kong by Nina Faulhaber

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Warning: I'm a first time visitor, not a resident, and not a fixer (= local producers for videoshoot crews, people who are "in the know", learnt this word this week on our Asia travel video shoot with Cathay Pacific + Furthermore (Equinox) :-)

Mana Slow Foods
Grassroots Pantry
Pressed Juicery

Bowen Road (8k running route with beautiful views over the city)

Lightspace (minimal hip gallery by the one and only Kalina King - available to rent, too)

Peel Street Espresso Bar
Cupping Room (wifi)
Common Ground (wifi!)

Duddell's 3rd floor (afternoon hang)
Sevva (sunset)
Ping Pong (night)

Grana Fit Room
Love Brunch

Sheung Wan
Tin Hau
Causeway Bay (didn't love that)
Take the ferry over to Kowloon

Upper House
Tuve Hotel
Mandarin Oriental

(yet to do these:)
Victoria Peak
Dragon's Back
The Twins

From the road: Running the Volcanoes IN SICILY by Nina Faulhaber

That's what we love Europe for: The Friday evening flight to some stunning place in another country, different culture, different scenery, different pollution levels. 

Hand luggage, working from wherever, AirBnB’ing out the place at home, my ADAY trackpants, not telling anyone anything new here - we're generation Y, right.

I love Europe weekends as a way to reconnect with my ideas and refocus on the bigger picture. I’m normally still tuned into everything that’s happening – when what you do, who you are and how you live are pretty much the same, the concept of “switching off” doesn’t exist, and better, it doesn’t need to exist

Here's what kept me fit in Sicily


1. Walking. Literally. We stayed in Castel di Tusa in the Atelier Sul del Mare – recommending to anyone who wants a different experience. The stony beaches on the East Coast call for walks and we started Saturday with an hour long walk that shapes your bum better than your power plate. 

2. Climb the rocks. Sicily has tons of mountains and hills and in many places the beaches have beautiful rock formations. Climb them, own them. Keep your hands free (leave phone at home) and play monkey. 

3. Hiking the volcanoes. the Sicilian version of the Runyon Canyon. We spent the second night on the tiny Aeolian island Vulcano - what a hidden undiscovered gem. A peaceful oasis a few hours ferry ride away from main Sicily, with nothing on it but a crater, black beaches, a green rich fauna and a few pretty hotels and houses. It reminded me a lot of the Costa Rican coast (beaches) – and Koh Samui (little streets). The volcano hike is breathtaking. Imagine Runyon Canyon without [celebrity name], the crowd, the Hollywood sign but instead beautiful black volcano sand, a breathtaking view over the Atlantic ocean and dried lava rivers. We hit the volcano totally unplanned at about 8:30am after our morning run through the beautiful greeneries of the town before breakfast. We saw two hikers from afar in front of us and a group coming after us - otherwise a stunning emptiness and silence whilst we were half jogging half hiking our way up in running gear and with nothing but our phones. Go early in the morning, I can’t imagine how beautiful sunrise would be. The hike is not difficult, though would wear black shoes and not carry much as you may want to use your hands sometimes (e.g. to get to the goodpicture spots). I burnt about as much as in my usual hour of Shoreditch House gym on Sunday but got more tan. Go early in the morning for silence and emptiness. 

4. Breakfast buffet. Our hotel Therasia Resort had the most stunning breakfast buffet I’ve ever seen where every single dish was sourced locally and made in hote’s basement, including honey, pistachio cream, bread and fresh yogurt. And 8 different kind of milks. Definitely ahead of your Shoreditch or Brooklyn coffee shop!  

5. Other learnings. I finally learnt how to peel prawns without fingers: 1) Softly cut off the head where the brown starts, believe me softly 2) Take the prawn sideways, head opening to the left and stick in two x of your fork. Hold knife against the prawn's body and peel back the body peel. 4) Softly pull and cut the meat out of the tail with your knife. Done.

Weekend read was: Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan. 

With love,

OH HEY THERE :) by Nina Faulhaber


When I was young, I was an athlete, competing in Gymnastics on state level, and I also tried every sport I could think of from horseback riding to rugby. 

But then as a grown up non-athlete quote-on-quote “career woman” I found it so hard to keep up with my active habits. This was because I’m a pretty stereotypical 87-born nomadic millennial: I started my life in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs in London accumulating airmiles on sleepless flights between London, New York, Frankfurt and Istanbul – then left to pursue my dreams in the Digital world. 

Now I’m traveling on aforementioned airmiles and bedsetting between AirBnBs and friends’ couches, launching a brand in NYC from London with manufacturing in Portugal, LA and elsewhere. And somewhere long before this along my way I have realized that being active and working out has always been my primary source of energy. So I made it my mission to constantly find ways to bake it into my life wherever whenever.