I hate to break it to you, but summer will be over at one point. Good thing is, you’ll have time to again enjoy the comfort of your own home, endless snuggling sessions on the couch with tv-shows, weekend mornings cuddled up in bed and so forth. Despite these days still being weeks away, I am suggesting you a new source for the most comfortable bed linens, soft blankets, cushions and much more: Urbanara.
The other day, I was meeting a friend for coffee who recently had a baby. I got so excited about what it will be and look like that I almost forgot to buy a gift. But of course, it’s not something that happens every day, so I wanted to bring something special. Although it was my very first time that I would enter a children’s store, I immediately knew where I wanted to go. Having already seen the beautiful photos on instagram, there was no question: Tiny was the place – and I couldn’t have chosen better.
I am very sure you all know the best source of unworn vintage and new glasses and sunglasses, Lunettes Selection on Torstraße. But did you know they had a second store just off Helmholtzplatz with an even bigger choice of sunglasses and – as a real speciality – kid’s prescription glasses? And they’re soo cute, like this one tiny round glasses model in red with white dots… So if you don’t find the model of your dreams on Torstraße, get to the Prenzlauer Berg location (where you can also pick up all glasses from their online store).
While a few years back the centre of clothes-buying was certainly Mitte around Münzstraße, this area today seems to be entirely occupied by H&M owned stores. (Well, not entirely… One small street of indomitable fashion heroes still holds out). But don’t fret, Berlin is still vast enough to offer space for young entrepreneurs, courageous enough to start their own stores with a small budget. Like Gerda Jünemann, who just opened a small paradise for lovers of vintage treasures: The Good Store.
If you were asked to picture your perfect supper, what would it be like? A selection of ham, sliced so thin you can almost look through it? Some cheese, so stinky the taste can only be as savory? And how about some fresh bread which just serves as the best base for the cheeses and hams? Imagine a table filled with these delicacies, and then topped with a bottle of good wine. At Vom Einfachen das Gute, you’ll find all of that! (Including that beautiful table.)