I am still quite overwhelmed with feelings of joy, especially now going through all the fun photos of our special night (if you have more photos send them to us!). 10 years is a very special number, but I’m glad that we could do this big number justice. Teaming up with the Olympus Perspective Playground was an amazing opportunity that I am so proud of and thankful for. Being surrounded by the amazing artworks of this immersive exhibition and the stunning venue of Kraftwerk was just much better than I imagined it to be. And by the amount of euphoric faces that I saw during the night I am confident to say I was not the only one.
Thank you, Claudio, for the beautiful harp performance and for being a great partner for 10 years. Thank you, Lucas Gutierrez, for your mesmerizing visuals. Thank you Aérea Negrot and Natalia Escobar for filling the space with your exquisite music selection. Thank you to my sister Susanne for the awesome Berlin-themed surprise cake. To Olga Khristolyubova and Alicia Kassebohm for taking photos for us. An extra big thank you to Grover – especially Sol and Jonathan – for supporting us. Thank you to Russian Standard for the delicious raspberry cocktails and their generous support and to Kai from Fiber for bringing us together. Thank you to Carlsberg for the excellent beer. And also thank you to Blogfabrik for letting us work and develop iHeartBerlin in your beautiful space. Thank you to Berk Karaoglu who created all our visuals for this event, to my sweet husband Alejandro for taking care of all of us and to all the helping hands including Mischi, Andy, Johannes, Joshua, Sandra, and Schubi. A special thank you also goes out to the team of the Olympus Perspective Playground for welcoming us into their space. And of course to everyone who came and celebrated with us!
I also would like to thank every iHeartBerlin writer that was part of our team in the last 10 years: Jens Wernscheid, Suzanne Salem, Diwa Tharan, Lia Pack, Anna-Lena Werner, Devid Gualandris, Skylar Kang, Keith Telfeyan, Yasmin Polat, Kate Kubel, Yoori Koo, Olga Potschernina, Michalina Gorajek, Valerie Rousparast, Nikos Venierakis, Stella Manouseli, Andreas Dohmen, Anna Agliardi and the many guest writers that contributed to the blog in all those years. Without you the blog would not be the same! And I’m also very thankful to every single one of you, the readers of this blog!
Right now I’m looking forward to the next 10 years of doing this blog and sharing with you. There are more exciting things to come this year and some changes ahead of us. I would like to finish by sharing a few of the photos from our 10 year anniversary event with you. They are a team effort of Alicia, Olga and me. If you haven’t made it to the event, but would still like to see the amazing Olympus Perspective Playground exhibition at Kraftwerk you can still visit it until September 24th daily from 11-21h, Thu-Sat even until 23h. Enjoy!
photos above: Alicia Kassebohm & Frank
There are a lot more photos, especially from our iHeart photo wall, that you will find on our Facebook page this afternoon…