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    Master of The Month | Nadine Artemis | Chocolate Blueberry Crepes Recipe

    Master of The Month | Nadine Artemis | Chocolate Blueberry Crepes Recipe

    It’s hard to believe that just one year ago I was packing my bags for LA to attend The Longevity Now Conference and today one of my favourite speakers from it is here on the blog with us.

    Nadine Artemis of Living Libations is not just an encyclopaedia of knowledge on natural dental and pure botanical beauty care, she is one of the sweetest, most authentic and truly caring humans leading the health scene today. And to prove my point, she saw I posted THISon Facebook after hearing her speak and sent me a whole selection of her exquisite line of serums, elixirs and essential oils as a thank you. I mean, seriously what a woman!

    With her home nestled in the Canadian woods, and a business that is all about how to glow from what grows, Nadine has made living with nature a priority in her life. She is also the author of Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums. 

    Described by Alanis Morissette as “a true-sense visionary,” I am so excited for you to meet our March Master of the Month…

    Nadine Artemis Bio Photo 2014

    DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY OF EATING AND DRINKING.

    We eat what is fresh and seasonal, so our meals are vast and varied but always whole, organic and wild. Our meals are gluten free and processed food free. We live on a beautiful cold, spring-fed lake with many springs in the area. Spring water is the best.

    WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO EAT WELL AND STAY HEALTHY?

    My body inspires my health.  We, (me and my body), are going to be hanging out together for many years, so I listen and align to my body’s wisdom.

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

    Every option in our kitchen is a whole, healthy, beautiful food. So our cravings are always a celebration and eating is a delight.

    MY TOP TIP FOR:

    Improving your diet is… Go fresh and get real! Eat only fresh, real food. Nothing processed.

    Staying healthy while travelling is… Take your own supplies and preplan. Our supplies always include a shower filter too. Arrive at your destination already knowing where you can get organic food and spring water. Check out findaspring.com

    Detoxing is… Avoid toxifying the body with chemical products and processed food to start with. And, make excellent health choices every day to activate the innate intelligence of the body that expertly filters out and eliminates toxins.

    Immunising is… Playing and bathing in the sunshine!  The sun feeds and lubricates our cells with vitamin D, which mediates our immune responses and boosts our protection against pathogens. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

    WHAT’S THE NICEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID TO YOU?

    “Mom, you are like no other mother. I love you like a celebration.” (My Son)

    HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?

    I would like my legacy to be a life of love. Love is my motivating force and my intuition’s source.

    IF YOU GOT TO KEEP ONLY 3 OF YOUR BELONGINGS: 1 THING FROM YOUR KITCHEN, 1 THING FROM YOUR GARDEN AND 1 THING FROM YOUR BOOKSHELF- WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

    A few years ago our house burned to the ground in the middle of the night. My family escaped safely, but we lost everything in the fire. Everything in our house had to be re-gathered, and I feel less attached to things… Though maybe that is dodging the question…

    1. From my kitchen, I would take our go-to large, sharp knife that we use in preparing every meal.

    2. I would dig up the bountiful blackberry bramble from my garden to take with me.

    3. There is a beautiful edition of The Flower Adornment Sutras on our bookshelf.

    IF YOU COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY FOR 3 GUESTS (DEAD OR ALIVE)- WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE?

    I am a poet at heart, so if I had to choose three guests for a dinner party tonight, I’d pick three Sufi poets: Rumi, Attar of Nishapur, and Lalla Ded. We would feast on dates, oranges, and mead.

    WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS BETTER RAW (OR WITH MORE PLANTS IN YOUR DIET)?

    The first and best reasons to eat more plants is that they are a treat for your taste buds and a plate full of fruit and veggies looks like a painting on a plate. Beautiful!

    Also, over the last few years, scientific researchers have demonstrated repeatedly that our whole body health, and even our happiness, relies on a diverse population of microbes in our gut. These friendly flora thrive when fed a diet rich in oligosaccharides.  This prebiotic is found in an incredible variety of plant foods, such as artichokes, asparagus, beets, beans, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, fennel, garlic, Jerusalem artichoke, chicory root, leeks, lentils, okra, onion, peas, shallots, apples, persimmon, pumpkin, and watermelon.

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    Nadine shares her favourite raw food recipe…

    CHOCOLATE BLUEBERRY CREPES
    Serves 10

    Raw Blueberry Crepes 2

    Image courtesy of Meghan Telpner

    What you’ll need:​

    2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

    ½ cup ground chia (sprouted ground chia is the best)/or fresh ground flax seed

    1 cup tocotrienols (rice bran solubles)

    3 drops lemon essential oil

    To make:

    Mix all of the ingredients in a food processor.

    Spread out like a pancake on a dehydrator tray and dehydrate over night.

    Wake up and dress your pancake.

    Roll raw chocolate into the pancake, almond butter icing, or a nut cheese. Whatever takes your fancy!

    Yum!

     

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    For more on the beautiful and amazing Nadine Artemis, go here >>

    We just opened Tanya's #2 !!! (plus code for a free spinning class)

    We just opened Tanya's #2 !!! (plus code for a free spinning class)

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    I know right?
    I only just managed to blink an eye and boom- Tanya’s Cafe is now in two locations!

    Oh man, I have so much to tell you.

    Before I reveal where this new location is- do you remember reading the post about my vision board or the ‘about us’ section on www.TanyasCafe.com?

    You may recall how I pasted an image of a lovely cafe to my vision board and on it, I wrote ‘Chelsea or Parson’s Green’. You are now allowed one wildly outrageous guess on where the second location could possibly be :)

    That was a little over a year ago.

    ONE year is all it took for this ‘vision’ to realise. I pinch myself just thinking about it. I scare the crap out of myself thinking about the possibilities.

    You know the guy on TV, who only needs to touch something and it turns into Skittles? With a vision board, we ARE that guy! What I haven’t been putting on the board though is unlimited mountains of Nutella with a slim figure and a pimple-free face, covered in Nutella. Must crank up my game immediately.

    My point is- these vision boards work!

    Need more reason to make one of your own?… since the collection of your dream images can only give off pure positive vibes, the vibrations spread beyond what you could even hope for. In my case… this second location is not just another shop, it’s a collaboration with London’s newest and hottest indoor spinning cycle studio!

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    Ride Republic, their ethos, energy, vision and their founders are incredible.

    We’d just love it if you popped in and checked out our brand new joint venture and THE place to be in London right now- enter code RAWSPIN at check out and enjoy a free class!! Go straight to www.RideRepublic.com to book>>

    Can’t wait to see you at 709 Fulham Rd, SW6 5UL.

    RAWSPIN baby! Remember the words…

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    Master of The Month | Anna Hart | 3PM Protein Balls Recipe

    Master of The Month | Anna Hart | 3PM Protein Balls Recipe

    If you grew up in NZ, you probably remember a kiddie show called Sticky TV. Even if you were a teenager, you can’t deny watching it after school, because the hosts were also teenagers and not just your standard kind, they were pretty cool, fun and not to mention good looking. Fifteen years later and I bump into one of them at an event organised by the New Zealand Business Women’s Network. Anna Hart doesn’t look like she’s aged a day and as soon as I learn about her clean diet and her raw protein bar product range, it becomes clear why.

    Meet our August Master of the Month…

    Anna Hart_BetterRaw_ Master of the month

    DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY OF EATING AND DRINKING.

    Breakfast…
    Pretty much every day starts with eggs, half an avocado (when they’re in season), and an espresso. Protein and healthy fats in the morning keep me going for soooo much longer than anything else. I’m not a huge fan of sweet breakfasts.Lunch…
    Is nearly always a salad of some kind. Loads of greens, some nuts and seeds and usually grilled chicken or fish.

     

    Followed by…
    My favourite time of day… 3 o’clock snacks! This is when I’ll usually have one of our Native Protein bars. Coffee, maca and cacao is my usual go to, the coconut oil, almonds and protein are really satiating, and with less than one date in each bar they are really low in sugar.

    Dinner…

    Varies a lot in our household, and Tim eats A LOT. We order a mixed box of meat from Athleat.co.uk, who source organic, free-range, grass-fed and wild game from British farmers. Whatever is on the menu has to be easy and quick to prep and cook because we both tend to work late, and is always accompanied by loads of greens – broccoli, beans, spinach and kale are favourites.

     

    WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO EAT WELL AND STAY HEALTHY?

    My partner, Tim Blakey is a huge source of inspiration and encouragement. As a Physiotherapist, Trainer and Nutritionist eating healthy is really important to him too. He’s also a walking encyclopaedia and my number one go-to if I have ANY health related questions!

     

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

    My biggest weakness with food is that I’m a creature of habit, so if I find something that I love – whether it’s an ingredient or recipe – I’ll tend to make it over and over again! Since cutting out gluten and processed sugars I’ve definitely found that my repertoire has expanded. As they say, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’!

     

    MY TOP TIP FOR:

    …improving your diet is:
    Reduce sugar. Hands down. Hormones play a huge part in how our bodies perform throughout the day and too much of food on offer, both in supermarkets and cafes, is high is sugar and starchy carbohydrates. Food high in sugar stimulates insulin release, or a spike in blood sugar, once that spike subsides, hunger cravings return with intensity. It’s a nasty cycle. For more in depth info about insulin sensitivity check out this post from leading sports nutritionist Phil Learney.
    …staying healthy while travelling is:
    The same rules that apply day to day at home, apply when I’m away. Stay away from refined and processed food, gluten and sugars. As a rule of thumb, if I don’t know how it’s made, I won’t eat it. Having said that it’s always pretty tricky when you want to explore and try new things, so I’m not too hard on myself if the odd gelato slips by.

    …detoxing is:

    Drink lots of water and eats loads of green vegetables.

    …immunising is:

    Supplement your diet. I’m guessing that most of you reading this already have a pretty keen handle on the quality of food that you’re eating, but that said, unless you’re eating home grown organic or wild ingredients in large quantities, you won’t be getting all of the vitamins and minerals that you need through diet. Magnesium, B12 and Fish Oils are the top three supplements that I regularly take.

     

    WHAT’S THE NICEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID TO YOU?

    Every time I catch up with my girlfriends back in New Zealand and there’s so much mutual love, and rallies of long-distance adoration down the line that I positively bounce off the phone. Besties always say the nicest things. 

     

    HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?

    With a smile.

     

    IF YOU GOT TO KEEP ONLY 3 OF YOUR BELONGINGS: 1 THING FROM YOUR KITCHEN, 1 THING FROM YOUR GARDEN AND 1 THING FROM YOUR BOOKSHELF- WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

    The food processor from the kitchen, the herb planter from the window (we live in London darling, what garden?!) and my Stephanie Alexander Bible. Literally, name any ingredient and it’s in there, along with ways to prep it and enjoy it.

     

    IF YOU COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY FOR 3 GUESTS (DEAD OR ALIVE)- WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE?

    Ooo, that’s a tricky one. Fortunately I have had a chance to think about it as my lovely friend Tanya Ellison, of The Wellness Hub, asked me the same thing recently! I would definitely have another meal with my Nan. She passed away when I was in my early teens so I never got to really cook for her. I would love to make her my paleo take on scotch eggs, followed by a goats feta, rocket and pear salad, and I’d ask her to tell me more about growing up in London during WW2, and invite my brother and mum along too. We always had a good laugh with Nan, she was such a cheeky character.

     

    WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS BETTER RAW?

     After being introduced to ‘the caveman diet’, I was in no doubt that Mother Nature provided the best, kick-ass, nutrient-dense food needed to grow warriors with healthy bodies, hearts and minds. 

     

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    Our Master of The Month shares her favourite raw food recipe…
    3PM PROTEIN BALLS

    Anna Hart _ Master of the month_ Spirulina

    This is one of the recipes that kick-started Native Superfoods and our protein bars. A lot of people find spirulina really unpalatable, but I find that this combination of almond, vanilla and cacao is a nice balance to the earthy spirulina flavour.
    1/2 cup almonds
    1 cup walnuts
    1 tablespoon cacao nibs
    10 pitted mejool dates
    3 tablespoons almond butter
    2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla powder
    2 teaspoons spirulina powder
    1 – 2 teaspoons water
    1/2 cup of shredded coconut to coat
    Put the nuts in a food processor and blitz quickly until nicely chopped but not so much as to start making meal.

    Set aside in a bowl.

    Now blend all of the wet ingredients – coconut oil, vanilla, almond butter – and the dates. Blend this reeeeally well.

    Add the hemp protein, cacao nibs and nuts and give everything another good blend until a crumbly dough just starts to form. You may wish to add a teaspoon or two of water to help bring it together.
    Roll into balls and coat in coconut. Chill in the fridge for 20-30 mins…
    Devour!

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    For more on Anna and her Native Protein Bars, visit www.nativeproteinbars.com

    Raw Food & Soul Adventures | Vilcabamba Retreat 2014 |FAQs, answered

    Raw Food & Soul Adventures | Vilcabamba Retreat 2014 |FAQs, answered

    Here are the frequently asked questions for this year’s Raw Food & Soul Adventures Retreat, happening Monday 27th October – Monday 3rd November. If there’s something I haven’t yet covered, please ask in the comments and I’ll make sure to add your query to the post. Check in for an updated version from time to time :) 

    1. WHERE IS VILCABAMBA?

    Vilcabamba is a small village in the southern region of Ecuador in South America. Its nearest town is Loja (45km/28mi away) and it’s nearest airport is LOH: Ciudad de Catamyo Airport, formerly known as Camilo Ponce Enríquez Airport (80km/50mi away). However small the village is, it is surrounded by majestic mountains, such as Mandango, known to protect against natural disaster. Vilcabamba is often referred to as ‘The playground of the Inca’, ‘Raw Food capital of the world’ and ‘The Valley of Longevity’.

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    2. How do I get to Vilcabamba?

    It may be a long way from home, but luckily it is so frequently visited by tourists and health explores, that getting there is now easier than ever. There are two main airports in Ecuador: Quito and Guayaquil. When looking up international flights, you'll be booking for one of these destinations. From there, look up return flights to Loja. Loja is the nearest town and the airport in the Loja province, flights from either Quito or Guayaquil take 45 minutes and can be purchased via www.tame.com.ec/en Then, it's a 1.5 hour taxi to Vilcabamba. The taxis need a spacial licence to operate from the airport, so they are usually reliable and respectable. If you are arriving upto 2 days before the retreat and leaving no longer than 2 days after the retreat, we will organise a local Vilcabamba driver to pick you up.

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    3. How much do flights to Vilcabamba cost?

    It all depends on where you are coming from and when you are booking. I recommend that you sign up for price alerts on kayak.com or skyscanner.com to get the best deal. I've flown to both Guayaquil and Quito for under £670 return from London before and for under US$500 return from New York, but the price can vary. Generally the earlier you book, the better your chances for a good price. Return flights from Quito/Guayaquil to Loja, can be anywhere from US$80 to $200. The taxi from Loja (LOH: Ciudad de Catamyo) Airport is US$40-50 one way. This taxi is provided for you free of charge is you arrive unto 2 days before the retreat and depart no longer than 2 days after the retreat, however flights are your responsibility. We'll do everything we can to look after you as soon as you get to Loja!

    4. When I land in Loja, is there a special taxi to look out for?

    Yes. We will be sending our personal taxi drivers from Vilcabamba to pick you up from LOH. The driver will wait inside the airport (it is tiiiny, don't worry) with your name on a card, please look around for a driver and check that they do indeed have a record of your name. Closer to the retreat, please double check that we have your correct arrival times in the Facebook group, especially dedicated to the retreat.

    5. Is the taxi fare from Loja prepaid or is it paid on arrival in Vilcabamba?

    The taxi fare is included in your retreat fee and we're paying the drivers on your behalf. Please note that we will arrange everything for you if you arrive/depart upto 2 days on either side of the retreat. If you choose to arrive/depart more than 2 days outside of the retreat, the taxi fee and booking will become your responsibility.

    6. What weather should I pack for?

    October, November and December are usually the rainy months in Vilcabamba, and even though it is mostly nights that get rainfall, while days are sunny, it isn't uncommon for there to be periodic rain throughout the day. Night temperature could drop down to 10degrees C, while day temperature stays close to 25degrees C or higher. Double check that you've packed light clothing, yoga or easy movement clothing, long sleeve shirts and long leg trousers (mossies love newbies), a warm top, a rain jacket, swimming togs, a sun hat and comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Just think of what would make you most comfortable if you were to walk up a hill and take a seat on the ground.

    7. Are there many bugs and should I bring a mosquito repellent?

    Definitely and definitely! Please bring your favourite mosquito repellent. I would refrain from chemical use if possible and bring essential oils. Mossies despise aromas of Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, and various oil blends, which you can read about here. If you happen to forget, there is a shop in Vilcabamba called Juice Factory, which sells pretty much anything a raw foodie might need, I'm sure you'll find a natural mossie repellent there.

    8. Since dinner is our own free time and we may like to arrive to Vilcabamba before the retreat, can you give us restaurant recommendation?

    Vilcabamba is a small village and has nearly all of its cafes located in the Central Square. I will print a map for everyone on arrival, but to give you an idea of distances- my parents' house where lunches and workshops are to be held is a 10 minute walk away from your hotel, while the main square is a 5 minute walk away. There you'll find Juice Factory (mentioned above), which is a well known 'gringo' hangout and you can get fresh juices, smoothies, snacks, lunches and raw food options. It's a good spot to meet other expats, who have made Vilcabamba their home. A big restaurant favourite of ours within the square is called Sambuca Cafe. There is always a choice of freshly made juices and smoothies, yummy salads and some great vegan options. Friends Cafe and French Cafe have salad and vegan options and Vilcabamba Pizza Factory serves amazing raw food pizza on Sundays only. Please note that Vilcabamba is ever evolving and these cafes change hands, menus and event plans all the time. We will have an updated list for you upon arrival, which may still change over your visit. It's all about staying flexible and welcoming change as it happens- such a creative and natural place as the 'Playground to the Inca' demands nothing less.

    9. If I stay extra nights outside of the retreat, does the special accommodation price ($55/single or $85/couple) include any meals?

    The usual hotel rates are $65/single and $95/couple and include a basic breakfast of fruit, juice, coffee and eggs. This breakfast will be available for you outside of your retreat dates, even though you'll benefit from a special discounted accom price. No other meals are included in this price, but the resort has a restaurant should you wish to eat there. During the retreat your breakfast will be a feast of 100% raw plant-based foods and available for 7 mornings starting Tuesday 28th October. A three course organic gourmet lunch will also be included, but dinner is your free time to explore, enjoy Vilca evenings and its offerings from local cafes.

    10. Should I be getting any travel injections and which do you recommend?

    Ecuador is one of the few Central+South American destinations, which does not require vaccination proof when you enter. I suggest that you do your own investigation and see your GP for your own peace of mind, especially if you are travelling to other countries at this time. I've never had vaccinations for Ecuador and I know that in Vilcabamba they are rather frowned upon. Your personal choice though, we don't judge!

    11. Do I need a visa for Ecuador?

    No, you can stay in Ecuador for up to 3 months without a visa. HOWEVER a majority of you are travelling via USA, where a visa waiver is required or you won't be able to fly. You must also apply for ESTA at least 72 hours before flying. The application is very straight forward and costs only about £25, so do this ASAP if you are going via USA: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en/travel-information/getting-into-the-country/us-visa.html

    12. Are there any pre-requisites, prior knowledge or yoga ability levels required to attend?

    Absolutely not. It is also upto you to decide on how much you'd like to take part in. I called it a Soul Adventures Retreat, because it will be both full of adventure for your spirit, meditation for your soul and raw food for your wellbeing. There will be hiking, sound meditations, sweat lodges, raw food classes, road trips for wild waterfall swimming, zip lining and much more. It is all pre-paid and included in your retreat, however you will be free to choose whether you'd rather relax by the resort pool or join in the adventure.

    13. How do you pick from all the applications?

    It's not an easy task and last year there were more than 100 applications for an 18 people retreat. This year, I want to make it even more special and intimate, so make sure that you apply here right away. Generally, it's first in/ first served, however I make sure that I tune in and read your application carefully to check how you fit into the group vibe, how we can best serve you and how ready you are for Vilcabamba. You might've noticed that I don't ask for age/ gender/ nationality on the form, because none of that matters in the Valley of Longevity. All that matters is that you answer everything truthfully from your heart and if you need to join us, you most certainly will.

    14. Where are others travelling from?

    Some of you may like to connect ahead of time and even arrive together or share a taxi upon arrival. That's why there is a Facebook group for every retreat. Please join the group for your retreat and don't be shy posting questions or sharing your queries, insights and plans there :)

    15. What power adapters do we need?

    Prepare for USA. Everything from USD as currency and US power plugs.

    16. Do we need a yoga mat?

    The yoga mats will be provided, however you are very welcome to bring your own. I know what it's like when you have a favourite personal mat, so it's entirely your call.

    17. Do you have a suggestion for a short layover in Quito?

    For some the stopover is only a few hours long, so you may prefer to wait at the airport. It is brand new and very clean, but doesn't look like there is a lounge. Some travellers have taken the punt to sleep on the floor. I'll leave that one up to you, but you might like to have a read of everyone's comments>> If you prefer to stay in a hotel, it's always a good idea to speak at the airport helpdesk, who can arrange transfers and accommodation for you. And cost-wise there isn't much difference booking ahead of time or on the day.

    If you prefer to book ahead, here are four different places to stay near new Quito airport as recommended by readers of expat forum http://www.gringotree.com

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    Bed & Breakfast Tumbaco, La Ceramica

    Lovely personal home in a gated community about 15 minutes from the new Quito Airport, with 3 or 4 “cabins” for guests. Each has its own bathroom and kitchenette. Breakfast is served in the home’s large kitchen and dining area. The grounds are gorgeous with a pool area, volleyball court, a large vegetable and fruit garden, tropical birds, and wonderful flora. Hotel will arrange for personal pickup at the airport (we needed 2 taxis due to all our suitcases!), and also arrange for taxi back to airport when you are flying elsewhere. We loved the gorgeous flowers and shrubs all around the huge complex and the owners were so friendly and welcoming to us. We will return.

    Contact: 1-855-662-5048

    http://www.tingo.com/hotel/B-B-Tumbaco-Quito-Pichincha-Province/1466568?nl_cs=GXHte4n6QrqkB1–_t3ndA

    Recommended by Sarah Canez, sarahgcanez@yahoo.com

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    Su Merced Casa de Hacienda near Quito Airport

    First-class Quito accommodation 10 minutes from new airport. If you are looking for a really really nice place to stay after arriving from the U.S. and waiting for a flight the next day this may be the place for you. The owners and their totally renovated Hacienda are truly first class (but with a reasonable price). They will meet you upon arrival and return you to the airport. Accommodation and facilities are totally renovated with Ecuadorian antiques in a beautiful secured quite comfortable setting very close to the airport.

    Along with other friends in Cuenca we totally recommend Rafsel, his family staff, and their hacienda as a great hotel that is really convenient to the new Quito airport.

    Contact: Rafael Andrade, 098-536-0545, rafael@sumerced.com,www.sumerced.com Calle Julio Tobar Donoso Casa @12 Puembo

    Recommended by Bob Pirtle, repirtle@gmail.com.

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    Quito Airport Suites

    We tried it. Pleasant surprise. Beautiful very clean new units 5 minutes from the new Quito airport. Single $49, double $55, with breakfast. 24-hour airport transportation $7-$8. (If you take a taxi, write down address; no sign on building.) Quiet, walled in location. We loved it. Young owner Dominic will treat you royally.

    Make reservations at quitoairportsuites@gmail.com.

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    Hostería San Carlos, Quito Airport

    For a great place to stay if you’re flying out of Quito and don’t want the hour-plus ride into the city, try Hostería San Carlos in Tababela, just 7- 10 minutes from the new airport. It is clean, comfortable, and reasonable, and the owners/staff are helpful and considerate. When we found out our flight was delayed, they let us stay onsite for the entire afternoon and served a delicious lunch. They also provide a free shuttle Service from the airport (even at midnight when the flight from Houston gets in).

    Recommended by Greg, gregboydcaveart@gmail.com

     

    Got another question? I'd love to answer it. Just add it to the comments below...

    Ready to join us? Apply here>>

    Meet the team and join us!

    Meet the team and join us!

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    Check us out! The team is shaping up so well and I am extremely excited and honoured to open doors to Tanya’s Cafe with these talented people by my side.

    From left to right: Our Sous Chef- Erik from Slovenia, our Cafe Supervisor- Massimo from Italy, yours truly- from Russia/New Zealand, our Head Chef- Csaba from Hungary and someone missing from this piccie is our Bar Manager- Charlie from Brighton.

    Talk about bringing the world together – no room for discrimination here!

    And now we are welcoming applications for full time Kitchen Porters / Juice and Smoothie Makers, Front of House / Wait Staff and Bar Staff / Cocktail Makers. If the descriptions below match your skills and get you buzzed to join our gorgeous, organic, living food venture at myhotel Chelsea, then apply super quick…

     

    KITCHEN PORTERS / JUICE AND SMOOTHIE MAKERS

    Are you an energetic and hard working person with experience in washing dishes and cleaning equipment in a busy cafe?
    Do you take pride in maintaining a high level of hygiene and working for an ethical, healthy and organic organisation?
    Are you able to work under pressure, have excellent attention to detail and consider yourself a team player?
    Are you looking to expand your skills and prepare vegetables for juicing using a top cold-pressed juicer and make smoothies to order?
    We are looking for three full-time kitchen porters to join our team from 23rd July, working flexible days and hours (usually between 8am -5pm, 30-40hrs/ week) at £6.50/hr. Meals on shift are provided, as well as promotion opportunities and discounts. Please email csaba@tanyascafe.com with your CV and cover letter today.

    FRONT OF HOUSE / WAIT STAFF

    Are you a positive, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with vast experience in Front of House or Wait(ressing) roles?
    Are you passionate about promoting the healthiest lifestyle and already eating a diet packed with living foods and superfoods yourself?
    Are you a friendly, reliable and energetic team player with excellent customer service skills and impeccable presentation?
    Do you get excited about up-selling and contributing to a company’s sales goals?
    Are you computer literate, a quick learner with great leadership skills, who takes pride in doing everything with attention to detail and top quality?
    We are looking for three full-time front of house personals to rock our team and be the faces of our healthy living foods restaurant. You’ll be working flexible days and hours (usually 30-40hrs/ week), beginning 23rd July with a usual start of 7am on most days, at £7.20/hr plus tips. Meals on shift are provided, as well as promotion opportunities and discounts. Please email michelle@tanyascafe.com with your CV and cover letter today.

    BAR STAFF / COCKTAIL MAKERS

    Are you bubby and enthusiastic, as well as super passionate to work in a healthy, buzzy environment?
    Are you excited to work with fresh organic ingredients, cold-pressed juices, superfoods and top quality vegan spirits?
    Do you possess exceptional customer service skills, a passion for communicating and a drive to deliver the very best member experience every time?
    Do you have some knowledge on a raw food cuisine, wines, cocktail making and are you eager to learn more?
    Do you have an artistic flair and a taste for quality?
    We are looking for two full-time bar tenders to rock our team and be the faces of our superfood cocktail bar, starting 23rd July. You’ll be working flexible days and hours (usually 30-40hrs/week), starting at 4 or 6pm on most days, at £8.00/hr. Meals on shift are provided, as well as promotion opportunities and discounts. Please email charlie@tanyascafe.com with your CV and cover letter today.

     

     

    ABOUT THE CAFE

    Located at a prestigious London address, Tanya’s is a beautiful raw food restaurant and superfood cocktail bar in the heart of Chelsea. This cutting edge, living cuisine is as energising and impressive, as it is elegant. The menu is designed to reflect your busy schedule and provide loving nourishment at all times of the day. You’ll be able to get your morning green juice or a coffee with hazelnut milk, a satisfyingly delicious plant-based burger and decadent raw chocolate cake for lunch, then come evening you could share a vibrant cashew cheese platter and superfood packed cocktails, that are made with only top quality, vegan and ethically sourced alcohol. Everything will be organic, hand picked and raw. Tanya’s is about blending innovative technique with seasonal produce and offering delicious culinary art in a classy natural environment. Coming to myhotel Chelsea on 28th July 2014.

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