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Mini guide – Berlin (for the inner foodie in you)

Berlin Guide

 

I went to Berlin in April and ever since, I’ve been wanting to share a few spots and places with you. This time we travelled with my daughter, who is seven years old, while the little one stayed at home. We stayed in an apartment near Nollendorf Platz. It’s a lively neighbourhood and in great walking distance to some of our favourite places in the city.

1. do you read me

I did my homeowork before leaving and on top of my list was this really cool shop filled with magazines from all over the world. I wanted to stash up on different magazines, because they are either impossible to get in Denmark or way too expensive.

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The place is über cool and filled from floor to ceiling with magazines. I could have stayed there for hours, just looking at all the different magazines.

Where: Auguststrasse 28, Berlin-Mitte

Online: do you read me

2. The Barn

Just around the corner from do you read me is the coffee shop The Barn. Unfortunately, we’d just eaten, when we got there, because the sandwiches looked delicious. So we just stopped by to buy coffee.

And if you’re interested in coffee this is the place to go. They are really passionately about their coffee, and you’ll get the best coffee experience there. When we got home, we enjoyed many nights drinking the coffee we bought at the Barn. Without doubt, we’ll return for more, the next time we’re in town.

Where: Auguststrasse 58

Online: The Barn

3. Planet Modulor

This place is paradise on earth if you’re just a tiny bit creative. Imagine several floors of art and crafting supplies all wrapped up in one place. This will not be a short stay, I can tell you that.

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We came there to look around this  amazing foodie shop/cafe, called coledampf’s and companies, because my husband had read great things about it, and he’s always looking for cool kitchen/cooking stuff. Again we’d just eaten, so it’s on our list of must eat places when we come back

Where: Prinzenstraße 85, close to Moritzplatz

Online: Planet Modulor

4. Eat the world

The first time we came on a Eat the World tour was in Hamburg, and it was an amazing walk/experience. So we wanted to try it out in Berlin as well. It’s a fun way to get to know the small food places, and you get to know so much about the neighborhood.  We took the Kreutzberg Tour, and our daughter walked around the area for three hours, in the cold, not understanding one bit of what the guide said, but she loved it. A little foodie in the making.

Online: Eat The World

5. Café Einstein Stammhaus

This was just around the corner from our apartment. Somehow we’d missed it the previous times we stayed there, but this time we walked over there to get our morning coffee and breakfast (and dinner one night). It’s a huge place, but very cozy. It’s a mix of locals, business meetings and turists. I like the fact that the locals come there to get a cup of coffee and meet with friends. We had the Früstück für zwei and a delicious yogurt topped with fresh fruit. The waiters are very friendly and you can relax and read magazines while you eat.

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One night, after dinner, we just wanted to check out the bar. Just have a quick look. Our daughter was of course with us at the time, so we were going home. But the waiter was really nice, told us to come inside and see the gin room and the rum room. Joked that my daughter would have to wait a few more years before she could come back again. This is a must visit place, if you do not have a kid to tug in.

Where: Kurfürstenstraße 58

Online: Café Einstein Stammhaus

This guide turned out to be quite a foodie guide, I did not plan that in advance, but when I looked through all the pictures from the trip, these were the places, which I enjoyed the most. And in the end a girl has got to eat, in between her shopping. I hope you’ve enjoyed coming to Berlin with me.

Have a lovely day (and a Happy Mother’s day for all the mother’s out there)

London Style Guide

London has and will always have a special place in my heart. I’m pretty sure that no matter how many cities I visit, London will always remain my number one city in the world. In London I feel inspired, fulfilled, excited, captivated, at ease… and I could go on. In short, London is where I feel at home, when I’m away from home.

And of course, when I was going to introduce my daughter to London for the very first time, I was really excited. And thank God, she liked it – all though Berlin is actually competing with London some days if I ask her.

I haven’t been to London for quite some time, because we’ve been travelling to Hamburg, Berlin and Paris instead. So I’ve decided that I need a trip to London this year.

And after buying the London Style Guide by Saska Graville, I am so ready to book my trip. I’m planning a trip this December, because I’ve never been there during Christmas, and I would love to see all the lights and Christmas decorations in the city.

As we all know, London can be big and overwhelming, the first few times you go there. But before you know it, you’ll have a long list of cute little shops, markets and parks you just have to stop by every time you’re in the city.

We’ve all been there – browsing through these (horrible) guide books, directing you to the key sights of the city. You’ll not find anything new and exciting in them that’s for sure. So that is why I think I’ve found the perfect combination. The London Style Guide and the Independent London Store Guide.

London Style Guide breaks it down by village, and reveals the places that the locals love. The book features some of the Londoners behind the shops, cafes and hotels, and ask them to reveal their city secrets. By delivering a carefully chosen selection of the smaller, most stylish spots that are revered by the residents, visitors feel like locals.

So I’ll keep reading this new and nicely laid out guide. And hopefully, I’ll add a few new spots to my list of favourite places. What about you – what are your favourite tips and places in London?