The good morning hour woke me up very early on this beautiful summer Saturday. Summer only rushes past me. After a very nice dinner with friends the other day, I had the feeling that I hadn’t really tasted the summer in Berlin yet. That, although I had actually done a lot. Maybe it’s the workload, the move two weeks ago. Who knows? Likewise, I was just really scared when I saw that I had gone into hiding here again for a few weeks. So… let’s break the silence!
WOCHENMARKT AM KARL-AUGUST-PLATZ Wilmersdorf
In Berlin there is always a lot to do on Saturdays. I just love getting on my bike and going to another neighborhood. Said – done. Verena and I visited the Wochenmarkt at Karl-August-Platz in Wilmersdorf. A really incredibly great market. The products are super, the market people very friendly. And then we discovered the flower stands! A flower stand was completely grazed already at 11 o’clock. At the rose stand we were lucky and even got a bouquet as a present. 3 bouquets for 10€ – I call it a deal! For a little refreshment we ate a tasty white sausage and then we went on.
Wochenmarkt Karl-August Platz
STRANDBAD HALENSEE Grunewald
The afternoon ended in the Strandbad Halensee. Sun, lake – what more could you want? From the middle you need about 40 minutes by bike to get there. A bit of sport never hurts. I like the way there very much. Last summer I went to Charlottenburg or Wilmersdorf at least once on weekends.
Hello! Hope you’ve had a great start into the new week. Here’s a quick look from the weekend. After truly a long time (3-4 months for sure) I went shopping on Friday night. Ok, not entirely true, because I’ve just purchased these cool Supergas during my layover in Bologna. I actually hadn’t planned to buy anything but ended up with these cool bermuda shorts and black top (also got it in white because it’s perfect for the office). An easy-breezy outfit for summer. Shot after our relaxing day at the Strandbad Halensee in Berlin.
I just love the Berlin summer!
Zara black top here (in white here) Zara white bermuda shorts here Supergahere Saint Laurent bag Ralph Lauren sunglasses
Micro trip to Italy – vacanze italiane. The Marches, ital. Marche, are a wonderful region, which still seems so beautifully untouched. I was 7 years ago the first time in my girlfriend’s holiday home, two years ago again and was looking forward to a third time this year. The nice thing about returning to a place you already know is the serenity, peace and quiet and not having stress to discover something new to must. This does not mean that we did not discover new places, but tutto senza fretta (without hurry). It came as it came. A sweet place – we stopped. A sea of sunflower fields – we stopped. Fortunately only at one sunflower field, because there were one beautiful after the other. After the stressful two weeks behind me (what I told you here) a holiday like this was just right. With wonderful people, great conversations and just enjoying the silence and above all the nature. I let the pictures speak best.
HOW TO GET TO Isola di Fano
The best airports are:
Rimini (68km / 1:15min)
Ancona (67km / 47min)
The flights to Ancona are only 3 times per week. Therefore, I flew back to Berlin via Bologna Airport (225km). From Fano you can take the regional train (takes 2 hours – 9,90€) and then the aerobus (6,20€) from Bologna train station to the airport.
Marche OSTRA VETERE
On the way from Ancona airport we took the panorama route. This led us spontaneously to Ostra Vetere. A small sweet place where we stopped for a Gelato and some shopping for the evening barbecue.
Marche ISOLA DI FANO
In the morning we just let the soul dangle in the beautiful surroundings of Isola di Fano. I enjoyed the morning alone in the hammock on the hilly landscape. Sometimes my work rhythm and getting up early pays off also during the holidays.
One evening always leads us to the La Piadina in Sant’Ippolito. The village is tiny and there is always a little walk before dinner. In addition there are the obligatory group pictures at the vantage point. We discussed for a long time how to pronounce it in Italian… Sant’ Ipppppoooooolito. Here I found a page where you can always listen to the pronunciation in Italian. The food at La Piadina is always super good. I recommend the famous Piadine as an appetizer with affettato (cold cuts) and vegetables and a Primo as a main course. Be careful – the portions are huge.
Pizzeria Ristorante La Piadina
Viale Martiri della Resistenza, 61040 Reforzate PU, Italien
La spiaggia di FANO
There are enough excursion destinations in the surroundings. One day we drove to the beach at Fano…
Il fiume diCAGLI
Another time we drove for a few hours to the river at Cagli. I am a huge freshwater fan and enjoyed bathing in the river even more. Ice cold, refreshing, invigorating. As my girlfriend said so beautifully: “You really feel alive when you dive deep in”.
The last evening in FANO
The last evening we enjoyed at the harbour of Fano. A little sweet place where supposedly a lot has happened in recent years. A lot of new, modern, lovingly furnished restaurants. We drank a glass of Bolliccine (so called Prosecco or Franciacorta casually) and enjoyed the sunset.
È stato fantastico … meraviglioso … stupendo! Grazie di cuore amici!
It’s no secret that I like to go out to dinner very much and often. One of my most beautiful hobbies! My restaurant list is infinitely long and even after two years in Berlin, it didn’t get any shorter. It annoys me however always very much (and also already at that time in Munich) that one can visit many restaurants on weekends never spontaneously. Most of the time I don’t feel like calling hundreds of restaurants that don’t use a booking system (do we live in a modern age?). For this reason, I usually check availability via a booking platform such as the world’s leading provider OpenTable.
Did you know that already 50% of restaurant visits are booked via a mobile app?
OpenTable has a great selection of hip, high quality restaurants. The choice of restaurants can be easily filtered by neighborhood, restaurants in the area, meal type or number of people.
My boyfriend and I often travel with a time difference, so I like to reserve one or the other restaurant several weeks in advance for our Date Nights. For example, I booked my visit to 893 Ryōtei in Charlottenburg 2 months earlier because the restaurant is so well frequented. But it also works for spontaneous visits – simply enter the day, time, people and the available restaurants are quickly displayed.
An evening with OpenTable at the PANAMA
Amandine and I hadn’t seen each other for several months now (she was constantly travelling and you can read her reports on her blog). A visit to the beautiful PANAMA restaurant in Berlin Mitte had long been on my list – the perfect occasion. At the lecture we quickly booked the availability on OpenTable As we arrived early, there were still enough places. The restaurant filled up bit by bit and was full at the end when we left.
We were greeted very friendly in the restaurant and accompanied to our table. I personally like the interior very much – a modern mix of Moroccan bohemian vibes on the lower floor. Upstairs is the open kitchen and a very bright, more L.A. inspired interior. In summer, there are also open tables, which, according to friends, exude a very special atmosphere.
“Simply the best restaurant in Berlin”
A trip to PANAMA
“Simply the best restaurant in Berlin”, so the words of one of my best friends. “It just fits everything”. We decided for the “Trip to PANAMA” (49,00€ p.P.), because I basically trust the bosses in their craft. Little by little the starters were brought to us for sharing, followed by the main courses.
PANAMA Drinks & FOOD
I found the dishes interesting in terms of taste and very creative. The best dishes we tried were the Tatar of Hoheloher beef with shiitake mushrooms and currants, as well as the pork cheeks (for me rather without pineapple) with the smoked new potatoes were very tasty. My friend was there again for a few days and found the Fried Chicken in his words “outstanding”. The main course Oysterseitling and Chimichurri* unfortunately I didn’t find it appealing at all and almost completely went back again. I strongly recommend you to order in the PANAMA à la carte.
*Chimichurri is an Argentinean grill sauce served with a classic asado.
Ceviche von der Eismeerlachsfroelle
Tatar vom Hoheloher Rind
Stewed Pork Cheeks / Oysterseitling & Chimichurri / Smoked New Potatoes with Homemade Dips
Maybe I went to the restaurant with too many expectations. With such a high restaurant bill (124 including drinks for 2 persons) everything has to be just right for me. Unfortunately not every dish met my taste perfectly. On OpenTable I was able to comment and rate the restaurant in detail afterwards (and also collect points – I love collecting points!), which is definitely relevant for one or the other future visitor.
On OpenTable I was able to comment and rate the restaurant in detail (and also collect points – I love collecting points!), which is definitely relevant for one or the other future visitor.
High restaurant with international influences PANAMA
Back in Berlin (& Munich)! I spent very relaxing days with friends in the Marches in Italy. Meanwhile Irina on Instagram provided you with wonderful impressions of nature and mountains in Carinthia. I hope that you are all very well and enjoy the summer.
The last few weeks have been very exhausting for me. That’s why for the first time I took a step back from social media, as from the blog, of course. As you’ve noticed, I’ve been working in an architectural studio since April. By the way, the last week I had always finished our building permit for our project at home in South Tyrol until late in the evening. And of course my customers were waiting for their wedding photos… I say only sleepless nights and no weekend!
I am a Thousandsassa – as a customer recently called me. The synonyms All-rounder, multi-talent I would now weaken a bit and simply call myself someone who does or wants to do a lot of things at the same time. I actually didn’t know the term yet and can’t believe that no one ever told me that. That fits like a fist on the eye.
The vacation the last days came like called. A few days in my girlfriend’s holiday home with friends, pure nature, good food and just relaxing.
But it doesn’t go on boringly. I have a lot to do at work and have a lot of fun. Besides, I sit down every now and then at the execution planning of our project at home (Interior is so much fun). Spontaneously, we have a move in Berlin coming up, but I’ll tell you about it in detail. Next weekend I’ll be in Berlin for the first time, then in Cologne and in 3.5h weeks flying back to Mallorca for a long weekend. For the autumn/winter I’ve also already planned a new project!