It’s Thursday! Which means it’s time for another edition of Kitchen Tunes, where we invite you to a musical tour through our favorite kitchens. Silo, the lovely café in Friedrichshain, likes to change things up a bit with their playlist. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the day with some good music ranging from jazzy Etta James to psychedelic rock by Australian band Tame Impala!
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.
Although many of you might know this blog as a source for hunting down Berlin’s Best Burger, a have-to-eat-list of the best ice cream and elaborate bread tastings, what is actually also close to my heart is healthy vegan food. Not so much the vegan fast food, which seems to be had on every corner of Neukölln and Friedrichshain (granted, stellar exceptions exist), but the delicious clean vegan food. Not only am I trying to push the popularity by doing my superfood breakfasts at Markthalle Neun, but also by collecting reviews of the nicest places for vegan food in Berlin. And one of them is finally on the blog: Café Vux.
When we disembarked the small plane that brought us from Istanbul to Bodrum, in the South-West of Turkey, the question with whom we’d spend the next seven days came to my mind for the first time. Or if we’d have a bathroom for ourselves, or if the bed would be only 40cm wide, if at all. We were on transfer from the airport when I felt a slight nervousness rising in me, was it a good idea to agree to a seven day sailing cruise with complete strangers in the Turkish Aegean?
A couple of minutes later it’s clear that this was the best idea ever. All doubts were washed away when we entered the small bay close to Ortakent – an impressive all-wooden sailboat lay at anchor in the quiet waters, two masts reaching up high into the sky, a big dining table on top of the deck, soft couches at the stern and white sunbeds on deck. As if out of a dream.
The last weekend of July is already just around the corner – and we’ve been very lucky to have such a beautiful summer so far. One has only to look at this sunset @leila_garfield took from a Berlin classic and tagged it with #linksinberlin! Here’s to many more days like this – and another round-up of things to read and do in Berlin, our own way of showing our love for living in this city!