Author: Mary Scherpe

Berlin: still winter

There are just no words for our current “situation”, I’ve run out of strategies to cope, the enjoyment of winter whites lost its appeal. My inner terror: will Berlinowic stay like this forever and ever?

Took the picture this morning in Hansaviertel, not in Oberwiesenthal.

At Home: Martin Niklas Wieser & Darryl Natale

These are Martin Niklas Wieser and Darryl Natale in their home in Kreuzberg with their cat Mia and her best friend Totoro. I am quite sure many of you know both of them, Martin because of him being a very talented young fashion designer and Darryl because of the tremendous work he did for this very blog in the past years.

Coffee in Berlin: Companion Coffee

Shawn and Chris, two of the most important barristas during the beginning of The Barn, decided to leave the epicenter of Berlin’s Third Wave Coffee to start their own business within the space of Kreuzberg’s Voo store. Their small café bar just opened recently under the name Companion Coffee and is now serving coffee to fashionable Voo clients and Kreuzberg coffee–aficionados alike.

Lunch in Berlin: Hashi Izakaya

Still looking for a lunch place for this snow covered, yet slightly sunny day? Hashi Izakaya might meet your hopes for a warming yet enlivening dish, like the Udon soup pictured above in the veggie version. Although I heard, that the beef version’s broth is a lot heartier, the fresh noodles and vegetables make a great and healthy lunch option in this Japanese place just below a gym in this rather weird corner building.