“Finding your own piece of calm can come in many different forms. It’s about starting and maintaining a simple practice for the long term, not quick fixes and too much at once, with the aim to create a sustainable toolkit for your own life.”
Emmeline’s Travel Itinerary
In this day and age, self-care and personal well-being is of the utmost importance for most of us – on a physical, mental and spiritual level. As said by urban explorer Ms. Emmeline Boyle, Head of Operations at Re:mind Studio in London, “Wellness looks different to everyone, there is definitely no one size fits all approach… All the advice and various tools out there are simply suggestions, you have to play with them and mould them to make them work for you.” We certainly could not agree more. With that in mind, Emmeline shares with us her favourite go-to places around town to find her calm amidst the hustle and bustle. Follow her wellness itinerary now:
9AM: Stroll with my housemate to grab coffee and pastries from our local bakery Casey’s in Lower Clapton or Millfields cafe overlooking the park (great for dog spotting!). We may head a little further to Hackney Downs for a walk around the park and Brunswick East Bakehouse for the best pain au chocolate and sourdough!
If I am working from home, I may opt for an outdoor swim before work (preferably at sunrise), which is a great way to start my day. My nearest open water spot is West Reservoir in Stoke Newington which is always followed by a trip to nearby Big Jo (from the guys behind East London’s Jolene, Primeur and Westerns Laundry – all big favourites of mine!) or the new Dusty Knuckle, for some carb loading after the cold!
11AM: At the weekend or after work, I find time for a reformer pilates class at Tempo Pilates near London Fields or perhaps a boxing class at BLOK in Clapton. My post class ritual again is surprisingly pastry heavy, stopping by the nearby Popham’s or a stroll down Broadway Market to the newly opened Cafe Cecilia for breakfast.
12PM: Weekends I may be more Central with a couple of gallery visits booked in – this could be anywhere from the Hayward, Tate Modern, Barbican to 180 Studios or White Cube. I like to always catch up with the latest exhibitions across town.
6PM: If I’m working from home and haven’t had a chance to get outside and move my body, I find an early evening walk (at sunset even better) along the canal to the marshes clears my head. I’m very fortunate to have this practically on my doorstep!
I love a solo early dinner and finding new spots in town – currently, I have Rita’s in Soho top of the list, but locally near where I live there are also some great go-to restaurants (UCHI and MEN for Japanese and Top Cuvee and P Franco for natural wine and small plates).