It’s Fashion Week, y’all! Have you even noticed? Seems like the presence of the most fashionable of the weeks dwindled over the past seasons, with lesser and lesser internationally (or even nationally) acclaimed big houses presenting their newest looks in the capital. But whatever, I was always in to support the locals anyway, pushing them to stardom! Or at least into your wardrobe, because fashion can be as beautiful as it wants, it needs to be bought to shine. And thus I am presenting you the much awaited update of the very important guide to shop Berlin designers in Berlin. It is not as simple as one thinks, albeit Kadewe is putting up a big show for the summer, and more and more labels are opening their own stores. Refer to this list when your shopping trip needs a lot more shop-local-attitude and invest in products directly from your neighborhood:
Aww, what a day and night. Burgers & Hip Hop’s spicy edition was so hot, everybody was happy about the heavy rain cooling us down. Which didn’t end the grilling, of course! The burger artists brought so much extra hot chili, piri piri, jalapenos and hot sauce and you all dwelled in the pain.. didn’t you?
However, you ate burgers all night long to find out who’s making the hottest one in town, so read on to find out the result…
Oh, those summer nights! We have been patient, and finally they are here. The streets are buzzing, the cafés are filling up and so are the outdoor cinemas, once the sun has set. While the big ones in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, or the one in the middle of Hasenheide are mostly re-playing the best of the year, the Berlin Art Film Festival has found a magical and secluded space in Mitte, “an island in the stream of commerce” as a jury recently called it, at the center of Hackescher Markt: the open air cinema Mitte. Throughout July, the Berlin Art Film Festival will live on that island for five nights, show some of the highlights of December’s festival again, while also having some sweet surprises in store – and an even sweeter party.
It’s a special occasion to dine as fine as one will at Les Solistes, a restaurant by Pierre Gagnaire, one of the most popular chefs of today’s French cooking. In Berlin, he created a casual fine dining restaurant inside of Hotel Waldorf Astoria in 2013, where the Belgian Roel Lintermans is head chef. Lintermans gained the restaurant its first Michellin star and16 Gault Millau points in the first year after opening, and was awarded the title “Berliner Meisterkoch” last year. You’re in for a treat, is what I want to say. It is very special to eat here, because Lintermans’ food is outstanding, refined, elegant, fresh, balanced and will have you leave very happy.
Finally! Feels like we waited months for a new edition of our favorite block party to come back, but here we go: Burgers & Hip Hop is happening this Saturday and it’s going to be amazing. Because the theme is hotter than ever, and this hotness will smooth out whatever shitty June weather Berlin enforces upon us: we’re celebrating the spicy edition. The patty party will once again happen in the backyard of Prince Charles, with loads of space for those beautiful burger trucks. Of course, the wonderful Burger Feast ticket that gets you all the burgers is also back. Read on to find out more!