This week, I want to use this column to talk about something slightly out of the ordinary. We all know that lockdown is a mental and physical challenge for us all. This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, and there’s never been a better time to take stock of your family’s mental health, as well as your own.
The British tradition of families getting together to watch Queen’s message on Christmas Day is one, I’ll confess, I wasn’t familiar with before I moved to the UK. It’s exactly the kind of quaint Britishness we read about from afar or watch in Richard Curtis films. So much so, that I couldn’t quite get my head around it.
People would always tell me: “Whenever you start a new business, but especially a restaurant, you need a vision.” Mine, simply enough, was to create an organic farm-to-table deli that would celebrate sustainability and cater to all tastes.
The pandemic has uprooted our entire way of living, it disrupted even the firmest of plans, displaced lifelong habits and ushered in new ones. One area where this rings particularly true, is our approach to healthy living – our nutritional habits, exercise regimes and how we maintain our general wellbeing.
The art of chocolate production can come with a cost to communities and the environment. Sublime talks to Juan Santelices to find out more about Pacari's mission to redefine the cocoa industry and fairly supporting local families of organic farmers.