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Author: Mary Scherpe

Food in Berlin: Salumeria Lamuri

Da Baffi is rightfully known as one of the most charming Italian restaurants with high quality food in Berlin and is usually on my list of recommendations. So when I heard the crew behind it opened a new breakfast, lunch and apéro place on Köpenicker Straße, I couldn’t wait to go. The space is small but the interior of the former butcher then electrical store, now restaurant is stunning, to say the least. The original tiles and wall paintings were restored and the look was completed with simple vintage wooden furniture. I instantly considered it to be one of the best restaurant interiors in Berlin. Sadly though, the offered food can’t quite keep up with the delightful interior.

Art in Berlin: Best of abc

It’s the second year Berlin is going through without having a traditional art fair but rather testing an alternative model of presenting, supporting and, yes, in the end also selling art by galleries: the abc – Art Berlin Contemporary. As in last year it’s happening at the spacious The Station at Gleisdreieck and luckily again the organizers around director Maike Cruse apply their strict yet compelling concept of one gallery = one artist.

Shop in Berlin: Purwin & Radczun

Purwin & Radczun are a rarity. Being one of the few, if not the only true bespoke tailoring company in Germany, they are trying to revive a craftsmanship that seem to have been lost. Founded two years ago, the tailoring studio located at Landwehrkanal produces shirts, suits, smokings and coats for men and women in a traditional way with over 80 hours of work going into a single piece. I visited their studio to find out more about the development of the idea and the process of creating a suit.