July 2017

Best beaches and lidos around Monopoli – Puglia

We were frankly happy to escape this past spring in Berlin. It felt more like winter and we truly were craving real sunrays. Puglia in Italy was a strong contender to deliver what we needed: beautiful sunny beaches, an escape from the city life (Puglia is dotted with quaint little villages), great olive oil, tomatoes and cheese. An overall

Best Berlin Sunset Spots

Berlin is not really known for having the best weather. With only 1,800 sunshine hours per year (just to compare, Lisbon has 2,800 hours/year), cloudy is the default annual weather condition. That’s why we are delighted when the Sun honors us with its presence. When clouds are gone and the sun shines, everybody gets out to enjoy it. Even in the

A perfect day in Berlin Wedding

If people only have a few days to spend in Berlin, chances are they don’t make it to Wedding. But if you’ve lived in the city for any amount of time and haven’t explored that far north of the Ringbahn, you’re seriously missing out. Here’s a local’s take on spending a perfect day in Berlin Wedding. Coffee first. Cafe Pförtner is

Rainy days in Berlin – What to do?

As Berliners love to remind us that the weather in Berlin can be quite temperamental (even during summer). And I have to admit, they are not completely wrong. However, just because the weather might be crappy it does not mean you have to stay put. What to do in Berlin when it rains? I came up with a  shortlist of activities plus my personal

Who designs Berlin – “Marin et Marine”

A couple of weeks ago we met with Berlin designers Caroline and Valerie, founders of the colorful bag label “Marin et Marine”, in their new studio on Reichenbergerstrasse. Having desperately been looking for a beautiful yet functional and sustainable bag, they decided to take matters into their own hands and to start their own label in 2013.

Berlin Gay Pride (CSD) and guide to the best parties

It’s Berlin Gay Pride Time! And we have the round up of all the relevant and fun festivals, events and parties that surround it this year. Enjoy the “Berlin Gay Pride (CSD) and guide to the best parties”! There is no question that Berlin is one of the friendliest LGBTQ+ cities in Europe. And this year, the Berlin Gay Pride
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