Do you remember the night of the singing balconies we wrote about a couple of weeks ago? I heard it was quite a blast. Now the organisers Polly& Bob are planning another large scale urban intervention in Friedrichshain which sounds like fun and I am looking forward to join. What a better way to meet new neighbourhood-friends than having dinner with them. So this is why a big running dinner will take place this Saturday in Friedrichshain where everybody can participate if they live in this district. Forming teams of two cooks you will get randomly paired up with other teams and be surprised what they will serve to you. Every dish will be served in another apartment, so you will not only get to know the cooking abilities of your neighbours but also learn more about their interior. A quite personal, yet funny and communicative event where – with a little luck – you might also find new friends. You can still join untill December 5. To take part you have to sign sign in here and you will get more information directly from Polly and Bob.
When I stepped into the Mayflower Vintage house in Friedrichshain earlier this year I was deeply impressed – in fact I think I’ve never been so impressed by a vintage sale ever. The selection is huge and includes all the different styles and decades of vintage fashion with a particularily big focus on the 80s. You’ll find designer handbags, colorful pattern blouses and shirts, glamorous evening gowns, fur coats, tons of accessories and shoes and so much more. Luka, the man behind this amazing collection of vintage gems, is selling his pieces in a few shops and markets, but every once in a while he opens the doors to his house for a private sale. Tomorrow one of those rare opportunites arises. So if you are a lover of vintage fashion you should head over to the Mayflower Vintage Open House in Friedrichshain. Some impressions from my last visit and the details after the jump.
Good food is the right thing to do, in any circumstance and in any occasion and for any diet you are going through. Actually, there is no excuse for bad food even if you are vegan or gluten-intollerant. At least if you live in a city with so many options such as Berlin. One of my favourite vegan places in town is called Goodies and it has now several stores all over town. It started as a small cafe at Warschauer Straße just a few years ago. Shortly, Goodies stood out of the hundreds of random pretentious hip coffee places of the area by giving the customer something unique: wonderfully extravagant and special vegan food at a good price and in charming atmosphere. Sounds simple, it is simple and it’s as good as the name of the place. No wonder that more places had to open to have more people in Berlin indulge in their unique treats. More photos and all the adsresses after the jump.
Tomorrow the Urban Spree Gallery in Friedrichshain is celebrating the closing of their current super nice group exhibition The Circle Show. I wanted to show you some impressions of the set-up of the show and some artwork to make you go. Their opening and closing parties are always super nice, especially with the beer garden open. Enjoy and be inspired by the art after the jump.
I love it when a new place near your home brings a lot of creative energy into the neighborhood. The sweet Serigraffeur Gallery is one of them. It is a new gallery/shop in Friedrichshain that opened in Spring and that offers a large collection of art prints like posters and handcrafted books. Thanks to a really simple way of showing the whole range of artists in poster displays, the small but pretty place changes its look almost every two weeks, and invites to events called “Accrochages” on Saturdays, with performances and/or concerts. The core of the collection mostly consists of the work of silkscreeners from Berlin. It’s already grown into a huge collective that gets bigger every single week with new local and international artists. This Saturday they will have a really spectacular art event called Japarade that sounds like real blast. Check out some images of the shop and the address after the jump.
What do we love about our city? What makes us wander around in search for adventure, fun, love or even happiness? Is it the expectation that we share with others about a better living? Is it the sparkle of unexpected beauty that we see through the cracks of the walls and the dirt on the street. When I arrived and settled in Berlin- Friedrichshain seven years ago it felt like coming home from a long journey. And this feeling never left my side.
One of the most amazing experience I made a couple of weeks ago when I had the chance to share all my favourite places in my neighborhood with my a slightly snobby, but very lovely Mitte-friends. And seeing my home kiez through their eye’s made me even prouder of where and how I live. We passed by all my favourite spots and documented it with the iPhone for the new Amble with Louis Vuitton App.
With Amble it is easily possible to create urban tours and share it with your friends. You can also follow the footsteps of other Amblers like Sofia Coppola, Anna de la Russo, Rachel Weisz and many more. After the jump you can see the lovely tour we made through Friedrichshain. Download the Amble with Louis Vuitton App to follow our tour or create your own Amble.
The Kurhaus Kursakow was the second place on my journey through Berlin’s most interesting restaurants with German cuisine. Located directly at Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain I was surprised that I never came across it although I have been living right around the corner not too long ago. But hey, better late then never!
My first visit to the Kurhaus a few weeks ago was absolutely pleasant. On the menu you’ll find very traditional German specialties for reasonable prices. My plate of Rouladen, which is one of my favorite German dishes, looked a lot like you would expect it from your loving German granny. Very yummie! With the traditional kitchy interior of the place you quickly feel at home here. For more impressions and details look after the schnaps.
The first open air of the season was a sysiphos – hit. While for some of us to stay on top of the facebook feed is a giant sisyphos work, for others it is to find the right place to dance the Sunday afternoon away. My good friends informed me soon enough that the Light and Love – Party was more of a Full and Mainstream – thing. So we decided to take a train to the land of Sisyphos. And while giant titans danced on the walls, chicken, dogs, kids and humans moved to the beat in the sand. A sisyphos – dreamland of pleasure, giving the impression of possibly becoming the next Bar 25. Or is this blasphemy? More beautiful pictures of sisyphos berlin after the jump.
Some People may think that flipbooks are totally outdated and may as well stay hidden in the nostalgic area of a bookshop. Not so much Sabine Klar, owner of the small shop called Fingerwerk und Augenweide. There you can buy a variety of 200 different flipbooks. And not just that. As an eye-popping present for a special purpose you can even get a special manufactured flipbook of your own. I am not so sure why I am having strange naughty fantasies about adult porn flipbooks right now. Less pornographic pictures of the shop and the address after the jump.
You always had naughty fantasies about a certain dress you would like to wear, but you never found it in a store? The do-it-yourself movement has brought up a magic hotspot that can make your dress dreams come true. The Kinkibox situated in Friedrichshain offers you a workspace and sewing machines for your sewing projects. And if you are still in the process of learning you can do it directly in this sweet little sewing cafe. A selection of different sewing courses is offered. Your way to your own Project Runway Experience should bring you to Friedrichshain and if not perhaps you like to get things at the boutique inside. More pictures of the little café shop and the address after the jump.