Author: Mary Scherpe

Weekend Plans

It’s Christmas, y’all. The city is illuminated, the temperatures are low, the spirit is high from Glühwein, and another weekend full of Christmas markets and jolly joys is coming up. Here are four short recommendations:

Brandenburg Plauer See

Escape: Somewhere #1

In case you follow my instagram account, you might have noticed the dreamy pictures of Brandenburg landscapes covered in light snow and the remarks about a Chinese cooking class. The explanation is this: I was invited to the most wonderful weekend edition of Somewhere #1, out in the country, that combined food and leisure in the best way possible.

bibimbap at mercosy, Kreuzberg, berlin

Bibimbap in Berlin: Mercosy

There’s no shortage of Bibimbap in Kreuzberg 36, as I was happy to realize. There’s not only Core, but also Mercosy – the latter being a bit more spacious and offering more places to sit and thus a safer option for a not-too-long lunch break and an insatiable desire for a mixture of rice, vegetables and hot sauce.

stilinberlin christmas guide

Guide: Shopping Holiday Gifts in Berlin

As every year, Christmas time and holiday gifting is rushing towards us, and although supermarkets have been terrorizing us with holiday sweets since the end of August, there’s always just too few days left to get our gift-shopping done. I stick to what we love and support, independent Berlin shops to solve your present-problem. I am so very sure, everyone of you will find the perfect gift in one of these lovely stores:

Berliner winter hot apple drink

Vodka in Berlin: Berliner Winter

It’s as if I’ve asked for this weather to write about this Berlin delicacy, trust me, I have not. But this suggestion is certainly making it easier to accept the first storms and snow. It’s like a simple Berlin version of a hot apple toddy, or a better Glühwein – nevertheless, it’s seriously delicious and will make you warm and jolly.