05. golden moments of a fading summer: the art of savouring
30 days of mindfulness • date ideas • forest breathing • beverage rituals
As the sun casts longer shadows and summer days start to wane, there's a certain magic in the air. It's a gentle reminder from nature: every fleeting moment is worth savouring. We're embracing this ethos fully. Whether it's the warmth of your morning beverage or the spark of a conversation under a canopy of stars, we're on a mission to make every moment count. This issue? It's all about embracing the transient beauty of summer's twilight and the simple joys it holds. Let's dive into the art of savouring.
Delve into the sensory experience of the first sip of your morning beverage. Whether it's tea or coffee, we explore the origins, traditions, and best practices to elevate and truly savour your morning drink.
Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chanoyu, Sado, or Ocha): A look into the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, an embodiment of "ichi-go ichi-e", meaning "one time, one meeting". This practice goes beyond simply enjoying a cup of tea, it's a meticulous ritual celebrating every detail and moment.
*hinter tip: Our Montreal favourite hidden gem: Cha Do Raku (book in advance)
Italian Coffee Culture: Italians have a profound respect for coffee. Here, discover the rituals of drinking espresso at the bar counter, learn why cappuccinos are strictly a morning affair, and the significance of "la pausa" – the coffee break.
Indian Chai Rituals: Dive into the streets of India where chai is more than just a beverage. It's an integral part of the daily rhythm. Learn about the traditions, the spices, and the moments of connection that a simple cup of chai can foster.
*hinter tip: Check out our favourite Chai concentrate - amazing both iced and warm. (You can use hinter25 at check out on any of their products for 25% off.)
Turkish Coffee Tradition: Explore the art and ritual of making Turkish coffee, from the special pot (cezve) used to brew it to the importance of the frothy top and even the fortune telling done with the coffee grounds.
*Have a ritual you’d like to share with us? Here and there, we’ll feature one of our readers’ traditions on The hinter Planet and share a little about you so we can connect our community members to one another. Simply reply to this email to submit yours.
the art of presence
we’ve said it before; our surroundings have a direct correlation with our well-being. we aim to create spaces to disconnect in, but it starts with our internal space - within. we are convinced that the practice of mindfulness and being present seemingly slows time down. Our go-to mindfulness source? Open - a place to come to your senses with meditation, music, sound, breathwork, and movement. hinter community members can access Open at no cost for 30 days. whether you are enjoying one of our spaces and need a tool to deepen your relaxation time or you want to re-connect at home, this one is on us.
Culture, travel, sustainability. A curation by hinter that takes you traveling to inspiring corners of the digital world with a mission of catalyzing ideas for a "Solarpunk" future.
links worth snooping
- soak in the last of the warm days ahead with some of these 99 date ideas for a sweet summer.
- the scents that define the end of summer – freshly cut grass, blooming flowers, the earth after rain. we’ve heard of forest bathing, but check out this interesting take on the scents of nature and forest breathing.
- need some good news? based on new research, there may be less plastic in the oceans than previously assumed. while still a destructive amount, Dutch researchers calculated there are around 3.2 million tons of plastic in the ocean, rather than the 50 to 300 million tons previously estimated.
the last hoorah
As summer fades, we’re soaking it all in. Plan the romantic getaway. Make a dinner party for you group of friends. Dance in the rain if you feel like it. Just make those last few summer dreams you thought about in June finally come to fruition.
If you made this is far, we’re offering a reduced rate for a limited time; use code PLANETAUGUST when booking for 10% off. Valid to use until August 31st on any booking date at any hinter space.
As the golden hues of summer start to dim, let's make a pact to not let any moment slip by unnoticed. Whether it's the first light of dawn, a spontaneous chat with a friend, or the simple act of sipping your morning beverage, each moment is ripe with possibility. Let's cherish them, savor them, and make them count. Because it's not just about the big milestones, but the in-betweens that truly define our journey. So, breathe deep, be present, and savour the magic in the everyday.
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