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Sticker seen in Prenzlauerberg (of all places)

Everybody loves Thursday

Berlin Fashion Week coming up! Due to a currently less balanced work load I can’t attend so many events but then again, I don’t think I’ll cry myself to sleep over it.

I will however go to (or have to prioritize between) the Bread & Butter opening + fair, the key to fair, an organic brunch at siebenundsiebzig, the Ellesse by Wood Wood event, Designer Scouts Fashion Show, The Big Trip by Bright, Weekday shop opening and a barbecue at Burg & Schild.

- and check out this post on another Berlin blog, iheartberlin, for more fashion week events!

We just can’t get enough

Seriously, I won’t do it but I’m very close to complaining about how hot it is in Berlin these days. BUT luckily there are lots of Strandbäder where you can go cool down.

I have to go to Sommerbad Pankow. Yes! It’s all about the roller coaster! I still remember our 1995 family trip to Lignano Sabbiadoro including a day at the close by water park.

Check out all the Strandbäder here

Berlin is one big random turn of events

Street walking girl from down under
Sailor boy came to town
Melodic tunes that make people come closer
Sparkles on the floor
That guy. From that place. In a different place
Bubbles and balloons
Riding home with Mickey Mouse. Barefooted

A real life play

Stumpled upon another video from Bar 25. This one is not a documentary but some music video? Lots of great outfits!

See you there in about an hour! – or at the carnival in Kreuzberg. Happy Sunday!

Mid week plans in Mitte.

Media Spree, No thank you!

Mini documentary on our beloved bar. Unfortunately only in German.

Vom Bauernhof

I stopped by Smart Urban Stage yesterday to get a bio-bite at the “Green City Food Parcours” hosted by UNDPLUS.

Stephan Hentschel, the culinary genius behind Cream, had brought his team to share their knowledge about local food products and how to prepare them right!

Smart Urban Stage present a number of events over the next 4 weeks. For the next two weeks it will be invitation only but for the last two weeks open to the public.

Soso, SoHo?

Soso in German is something like “I see” or “Really?” and yes, it’s been common knowledge for a while that the English private members club concept SOHO House has arrived in Berlin.

Though I have my doubts if a concept like Soho House will succeed in Berlin, I believe it can be done with the right approach. Got my membership invitation, will I see you in May?

Also, looking forward to see the results of the renovation of the more than eighty year old department store at Torstraße/Prenzlauer Allee! Here are some photos from the premises in London and New York.

While we wait for open water

I’m not really a big fan of indoor swimming pools but when the venue is as beautiful as Stadtbad Neukölln, it’s a different story. The venue opened again in March 2009 after 10 months of renovation.

Besides the two pools there is a herbal sauna, a steam bath, a Finnish sauna, sun showers and what have we not. Plus they offer massages.

There are several Bäder in Berlin that are worth a visit. More info here (German).

Photos from website

And the winner is….

Louise! - who also wrote “I want it!!! The only mom in Prenzlauer Berg with diva eye lashes!!” as the title of her mail. Congrats!

My friend Nils who is visiting from Hamburg this weekend, picked the winner by a blind draw.

- for those who didn’t win I’m pretty sure Jacks Beauty Department still have selected lashes on sale for €5 instead of the normal €10,90!

€9,90 was the right answer! Thanks for participating!! Stay tuned for the next competition!

A tropical get-a-way

I have known about this place for ages but I still haven’t been there. Maybe the Holidays now are the perfect time to go? Charge batteries for New Years Eve?

Tropical Islands. A huge indoor tropical world with sandy beaches, warm water and a Tropical Rainforest and authentic tropic building structures. AND a Tropical Spa & Sauna complex.

Of course one would prefere the real thing. As with shopping malls I’m generally not a big fan of huge, artificial indoor man-made structures but judging from the photos this looks like it’s worth a visit. Just for the experience.

The possibly coolest thing: You can camp in the rainforest! So how I picture it: Gather a big group of friends, pack your beach equipment extravaganza and GO!

Tropical Islands is located approximately 60 km south of Berlin. Find more information on the website