1.  Boost your Bones

1. Boost your Bones

When we think of being agile, flexible & well balanced we rarely think of our bones, as the natural perception is a hard rigid element of our bodies. However they play an important role in the movement of our body, transmitting the force of muscle contractions. So it is important that we maintain their density, especially after the age of thirty.  When we're younger our bodies makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, and your bone mass increases. After our thirtieth birthday the remodelling of our bones continues at a slower rate, we lose more bone mass than we gain, causing us to physically shrink as we age. By taking care of our Bones, we can remain more flexible, stronger and our bodies will remain younger.  Regular exercise is important in maintaining and increasing our bone density. Yoga & pilates are especially beneficial as when body parts move against the force of gravity your bone mass density increases Also, regular consumption of mineral water improves bone health and helps prevent diseases such as reduced post-menopausal bone density (osteoporosis) in women.  Each bottle of Found Bubbly is classified as a calcium rich mineral water and naturally contains 8% of your daily Calcium needs (170Mg/L) & studies also suggest that calcium from mineral water is absorbed much better by the body than calcium from dairy.  The naturally occurring Magnesium  in Found Bubbly (72mg/L) also works to maintain muscle performance.     Photo credits: @adevotedyog | Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana
Camogli - Where Italian's holiday in Italy.
Destinations

Camogli - Where Italian's holiday in Italy.

If you're searching for those untouched, 'locals only' hidden treasures where you won't feel like you've just stepped out of a double decker tour bus jammed full of selfie stick waving tourists, Camogli is your place.   1. Getting there Located on the Portofino Peninsula, Camogli is pretty accessible.  We recommend you fly into Milano rent yourself a Fiat 500, bluetooth a Dean Martin Spotify playlist & start falling in love with the romance of Italy as you sing Mambo Italiano.  The drive is around 2 hours. If by chance you'll be coming from the French Riviera like we did, the 3 hour coastal Drive from Nice to Camogli is probably one of the most scenic drives in the world. This stretch of road hugging and piercing the Mediterranean coastline should also be on your bucket list.  Keep your eyes on the road, as you will see a car show fleet of Italian supercars dodging past you, as millionaires tick it of theirs.   2. Where to Stay. If you're there in September as you get more for your buck, stay at Hotel Cenobi Dei Dogi  and feel like Jude Law & Gwyneth Paltrow from Talented Mr. Ripley for only around 200 euro a night for a seaview room.  In July and august, you'll be paying at least double if you can find a room. 3. The Esplanade & beach The beach/port side Esplanade is what you would expect from a stunning Italian village, as you walk look to your left, and be mesmerized by the pebbley beach littered with colorful towels, umbrellas, speedos and golden Italian skin tones. Look out further and see a few paddle boards, a boat or two and the Mediterranean melt into the sky. Look right and up and you'll notice that the building walls have been used as a canvas my master painters.  The complimentary sunburnt color palettes of each building with the meticulous detailing & shadowing morph these structures into art.  Apparently in the 1800's they painted these buildings this colorful so the fisherman could spot the port when they were bringing back the catch of the day. 3. We came to eat. Don't fill up too much on the scenery because, one of the main reasons you should always go to Italy is to eat. The food generally is local, terrific and made by a little nona.  After enjoying the beach and the esplanade we popped in to La Camogliese Restorante for lunch -  a recommendation from a friend, and I will recommend it to you. For starter we went for the muscles, following the waiters suggested. Prior to them arriving a big basket of fresh focaccia, bread sticks, crackers and italian bread landed on our table. Normally we try to avoid bread, but here it's impossible. Slowly but surely, soaked in tangy young extra virgin olive oil and spread with lightly salted butter, all that was left by the time the muscles arrived were a few crumbs on a white cotton napkin and warm hugs of gluten in our belly. Now we are craving some more accentuated flavors, sweetness mixed with salty & tanginess.  as you can see the photo, the consumption of the muscles resembled more of a feeding frenzy you see in nature documentaries. My wife and I plucking muscle after muscle, inhaling the meat and using the shell as a broth scooping utensil.  Having not spoken a word to each other during this catastrophe once we locked eyes with a mischievous look on our faces, we cheers'd our glasses and cleaned ourselves up.   For Secondi, we both couldn't go past the Vongole Pasta with a pompodore base and local cheese to finish. As we expected the home made fresh pasta (not at the restaurant but just around the corner.) was excellent, quite soft (not aldente) but not stick at all, the flavors of the clams with the tomato sauce bonded with melted strings of cheese speckled with cracked pepper were simple and simply perfecto.      For dessert, we opted for laying on the warm pebbles of the beach and consuming the sun. Here are a few tips that may make your visit to Camogli more refreshing We recommend you avoid the months of July and August as you'll be paying top dollar, the weather is too hot, and there will likely be a few strayers from the selfie stick army. From New York City, there is great direct Emirates flight into Milan Look out for the small fisherman Bars in the streets around the main esplanade and practice your Italian with the locals On the Esplanade there is a little trattoria that sells some fresh pasta & cured meats, and other little goodies.        
Jonas Mason Dissects Found Bubbly for Halloween
Halloween

Jonas Mason Dissects Found Bubbly for Halloween

A minimalist photographic for this years Found Bubbly Halloween campaign by Jonas Mason
Must eat dishes in NYC

Must eat dishes in NYC

Daniel Murphy, founder of Black Fox Coffee NYC (voted best coffee in NY), an avid foodie and world traveler, shares his favorite dishes he's found in New York City that teleport him out of Manhattan with each bite. 1. Marea   fusilli with baby octopus and bone marrow. Michael White’s fine dining homage to surf and turf. Close your eyes and let this dish take you directly to the Tuscan port towns where seafood pasta is a daily ritual. 2. Tacombi Crispy fish tacos at Tacombi, Nolita. A trip here is like being transported to Baja Mexico. The raw space, reminiscent of a street side shack, even has a vintage VW Kombi Van retrofitted as a mini taco kitchen  3. Balthazaar Steak frites at Balthazar. No New York dining experience is complete without a martini at the bar and the famous steak frites at Balthazar. A bonus: Keith McNally’s legendary restaurant makes you feel like you’re in 1950s Paris  4. Hometown Bar-B-Que Lamb belly at Hometown Bar-B-Que, Red Hook. Most people jump straight into the ribs or the brisket but the Lamb Belly will make you question everything you thought you knew about the most famous export from the South. Combined with their wood interior, live music, vintage American decor and a whiskey menu it rivals any authentic roadside bars in Tennessee… Y’all enjoy now. 5. Decibel Late night drinks at Sake Bar Decibel.  When you walk down the steps of this hidden subterranean East Village sake bar, you feel like you are being transported to the back streets of Tokyo. The red lanterns and narrow nooks create the ideal ambience for a few dumplings, a cold Kirin and some Sake. The perfect recipe to forget that NYC is just 12 steps above you. 6. Uncle Boons ( now closed ) Crab fried rice at Uncle Boons. You know when you are sitting on a plastic stool, 20 yards from the beach in Phuket, Thailand, your feet in the sand, watching an old woman crush a crab shell with her bare hands like it is a slice of bread, take the crab meat, mix it with freshly muddled herbs and spices and fry it in her wok with power generated from her moped to create the best Crab Fried Rice you have ever tasted? Now you do.