torstai 29. huhtikuuta 2010

A Few Years Back...

The change of the month is always a little hectic, so here is a quick blast from the past:

Katja and I were obviously planning our future cafe in this picture! Notice the Duplo's on a cruise liner on the left? They are the customers coming to visit us all the way from Sweden ;)

lauantai 24. huhtikuuta 2010


Tonight our entire café & shop crew will be heading to Monoteatteri to see the Utopia performance, featuring Thomas from Villipuutarha!

Thomas has been extremely busy working at the cafe and heading to rehearsals for the past few months so it will be great to see the final product. Shows run until the 2nd of May, go see!

perjantai 23. huhtikuuta 2010

Le Petit Paris

People have said our little corner in Kallio reminds them of Paris (amongst other cities and places), so Pia LPR made special Paris greeting cards just for us, they're precious! Merci!

keskiviikko 21. huhtikuuta 2010

Bunny In The Window

Listening to Patti Page's "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window".. cute song, but the lyrics should be altered a little e.g. "I do want a bunny and a kitty!" ;)

Many Onneli animals have already found new homes so some new ones moved in, come meet them! :)

tiistai 20. huhtikuuta 2010

Sun & Soup

We've been doing some experimenting this week, both at home and at the cafe, and as a result we aim to introduce several refreshing gazpacho themed soups for the Summer season!

Today for lunch I tested a red bell pepper soup. This evening Katja will taste my soup and I will taste her avocado gazpacho.. yum!


New birds from i made this have arrived!

maanantai 19. huhtikuuta 2010


Take a journey to the 20s and 30s, take in a little Charleston spirit, bring back the nostalgic memories of sneaky through your grandmother's jewelery box and come see the new Hippakorut treasures at our shop!

Milena Urmas has been making jewelry here in Helsinki for the past decade. Her pieces delicate, innocent and they have the care-free feel of the past. She mostly uses long-lasting and durable materials such as sterling sliver, semi-precious gemstones and glass pearls. These pieces are made to last.

At our shop we have bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings and even beautiful bookmarks, come see!

lauantai 17. huhtikuuta 2010

Little Garden Details..

Ever notice a funny looking plant with a long stem and several luscious leaves at the tippy top? It's an avocado tree (maybe 'tree' is a slight overstatement at this stage!) which we got as a gift from a wonderful friend. She planted the avocado seed herself, and now we've been watching it grow :)

Maybe we will have avocados this summer? ;)

perjantai 16. huhtikuuta 2010

Rain Down

Rainy day greetings! We've been quiet on the blog front, but it doesn't mean we've forgotten you! Silence here only means we've been busy, busy, busy.. But several updates are on their way.

One little bit of info for all you tea drinkers: New tea blends arrived yesterday incl. Ginger Breeze herbal infusion and Strawberry Cream Rooibos and now we have plenty in stock of our old favorites eg Sweet Rosie O'Grady! Nothing like a steaming cup of tea on a rainy day eh? :)

maanantai 5. huhtikuuta 2010


Finally here are the pictures from Ottilie's amazing performance! Picture credits go to Pawel Puczcz and Arttu. Also, two new songs from last years gig were published on SoffaTV!


lauantai 3. huhtikuuta 2010

Guest Book Snippets pt. 4

Here's another old guest book entry written by our friends when they were still expecting their baby! Picasa turned the picture a funny shade of purple, but I kinda like it ;)

And these pictures were drawn by my friend's daughter Janaan when they visited Finland last summer, she drew my portrait!

I'm loving the monkey ;)