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Author: Mary Scherpe

Vintage in Berlin: Mankii

I kind of lost track on vintage shopping in Berlin, maybe because I am not interested in that certain synthetic sweater with stonewashed jeans in weird proportions look sported in certain streets of Neukölln (as I’ve heard). Maybe because I found my favorites (Das Neue Schwarz, Garments, Rianna) and have not been able to find good stuff at the newcomers and thus lost interest? Anyhow, somehow my treasure-seeking spirit revived last week and I payed a visit to a store I’ve been passing by on my bike about 2 million times and never stopped before this one day last week: Mankii.

Tian Fu - stilinberlin

Chinese in Berlin: Tian Fu

After an astonishingly bland dinner at Ming Dynastie last week, I gave up on the idea to get good Chinese food in the East of this city and went back to where Berlin’s Asian heart resides: the West. And I found what is now my favorite place for Chinese, especially Sichuan food: Tian Fu.

Lunch at Kantine Neun - stilinberlin

Revisited: Kantine Neun

Many of the eateries I recommend on this website are my personal favorites where I repeatedly spend my lunch breaks and dinner times. I mean, this is kind of self-evident, but it isn’t necessarily reflected in the content of this blog, since a review’s usually a one-time-thing. This is why I decided to revive some recommendations with a photographed revisit. This time it’s Kantine Neun, the more than wonderful lunch institution in Berlin’s culinary mecca Markthalle IX.

Leather harness at DSTM, Berlin

Shop in Berlin: DSTM

It’s actually embarrassing, that this blog post is written only now. It should’ve been written months ago, when this beauty of a little boutique opened. Considering I met Jen Gilpin, the owner and creative director of the label DSTM for the first time over six years ago and have followed her career ever since. Anyway, take a look into one of the prettiest boutiques of Mitte: DSTM.