Fare Issue 2: Helsinki
It is also something of an anomaly. Culturally, it is a partial amalgamate of its neighbors—and former rulers—in Sweden and Russia, but as the capital of a young and independent Finland, it is full of nascent pride and positivity. It rejoices in an entrepreneurial spirit and a belief that new projects and new legacies can be made here, even as older ones are preserved and celebrated.
While some cities in Scandinavia exude a “Nordic cool,” in Helsinki, there’s a collective nonchalance, and a widespread pragmatism. Helsinki's streets are filled with art nouveau design, with the work of celebrated Finnish modernists also very much on display. Even now designers, artists, makers, chefs, and hip-hop stars embolden the city’s claim to a vibrant lifestyle.
In Issue 2: Helsinki, prepare to explore:
The sweet smells and folkloric past of a Karelian bakery
The island of Seurasaari, where deep in the woods you'll find a centuries-old village, restored from along Finland's eastern borders
The old-school gems of Helsinki's restaurant scene, institutions with classic Finnish fare and interior, unchanged in nearly a century
An enigmatic bar with famous patrons where Soviet-era ideals still live
The torikahvilat, the orange tents of Helsinki's market squares, with their famous breakfasts and apple-mash doughnuts
The history of the naval fortress of Suomenlinna, one of the largest in Europe, situated across the Wolf Isles
Specs: 170mm x 240mm, 188 pages, lithographically printed on Arctic matt and Cyclus Offset stock; perfect bound.
Decent Drinks Club delivers city-wide to the following areas:
- Dublin 1-24
- Blackrock, Booterstown, Monkstown, Stillorgan
- Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Sallynoggin, Glenageary
Delivery Days, Times & Costs.
Deliveries take place Thurs, Fri and Sat, between 4-9pm.
Order before 3pm for same-day delivery.
Minimum order for delivery is €19. Delivery charge is €4.95
Click & Collect / Walk-In Customers
The Decent Drinks Club shop is open to walk-in customers at The Circular Mon-Thurs 4-10pm, Fri-Sun 12-10pm