Author Archives: Nathalie Salas

Beware of the Thief!

I never thought Norway to be a country of forward-thinking creatives. Now before anyone takes this the wrong way, I should clarify that it’s not a country that came ‘top-of-mind’…well not until now. My recent trip to its capital city, Oslo took me on a journey to its newest part of town called Tjuvholmen (Thief Island).

The Losari Spirit

Gabriella Teggia was the founder of the Losari Coffee Plantation Resort & Spa, which has since been renamed as MesaStila. She unfortunately passed away in 2012, yet when I came to visit one year later after her death, I felt moved by her story and the extraordinary legacy she left behind at Losari. Here I wrote my first reflective story about Gabriella during my stay at MesaStila.

Cophenhagen’s Cooking Festival

Living in Italy, I’ve been somewhat spoilt with the quantity and diversity that Italian cuisine offers to you. Everywhere around the world one can be exposed to Italian food in some shape and form – the good and the bad kind. However recently I’ve been looking north to cooler climates and I’ve discovered another cuisine that has started to take the global centre stage – the Nordic food movement.

A visit to the Jamu Doctor

“Indonesian Jamu?” That was my first reaction when I was asked whether I wanted to visit the Jamu doctor So I became very excited to learn that there was also an Indonesian form called “Jamu”, which I had the opportunity to experience at the MesaStila Wellness Resort in Magelang, Central Java.