Author: Mary Scherpe

Lunch in Berlin: Momos

Having lunch, albeit working in Mitte in between dozens of options, always starts with the question where to have it. Everything has been tried, either approved or dismissed, every favorit has been re-visited countless times and the opening of new spots is always eagerly awaited. And just recently, a reader suggested a new opening named after their main offer: momos.

Shop in Berlin: Süper Store

I like when the name of a store tells everything about it: Located in the prettiest area of Kreuzberg, Graefekiez, lies this little store that only features süper (as in: awesome) items. From stork shaped scissors to Swiss Obstbrände (fruit schnaps), from jewelry by Saskia Diez to hammam towels, they present a lovely selection of products that are just very nice and good looking and still useful.

Food in Berlin: Goodies*

One of my favorite spots for a super healthy lunch is Goodies*, a vegetarian and vegan deli with by now four locations in Berlin. Its home base lies on Friedrichshain’s Warschauer Straße, while its outlets are housed in the stores of Veganz in Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain, as well as in the gigantic Globetrotter store in Steglitz.

Escape: Bernsteinsee

Guys, it’s summer in Berlin. No one knows how long it will last (certainly shorter than we’re hoping or deserving) or how hot it will get (see parenthesis before), so it’s time to pack your bathing suit and start planning those lovely trips to one of the many lakes outside of Berlin. For example, go about 50 kilometers north, park your car in the woods and walk towards Bernsteinsee.

A Shopping, Eating & Drinking Guide to: Brussels

Going to Brussels always means a heavy to-do list, too many interesting museums, too many delicious treats, too much odd yet good beer awaits the traveller in this city. People told me, normally Brussels suffers from an endless grey sky, not so when I was there couple of days ago. Sunny sunshine, very blue skies and warm temperatures made my stay very pleasurable and I can’t wait to come back. Also to compile even more tips on this fascinating city, for now, here are my favorites from last week: