Cake is my big love. I’ve been seduced many a time, so trust me – Bravo Bravko is a true paradise. Choose between oriental orange, pear-poppy seeds, chocolate-pecan-mocha and pistachio mousse cakes. I’ve had them all baby, and every single one was wonderfully unique and delicious. I love the interior design of this place too, how its bare walls accentuate the heavy industrial lights, old metal chairs, and the reclaimed blue tiles of the counter. The long tables unite customers while they enjoy their sweets. The owner, Mr. Bravko, also delivers to cafés all over town. Only at his Kreuzberg location, however, can you take a glimpse into the bakery. To accompany your cake selection – may it be one, two or three pieces – order a cup of their excellent flat white. Sitting here with a piece of carrot vanilla cream cake in front of you, it might feel perfectly right at the moment; but as soon as you lift your head and see the others on display… you might have a change of heart. Monogamy is overrated, right? You’ve been warned. (Text: Eva Biringer / Photo bottom: Tim Kraehnke)
Entering Frank Leder’s showroom makes you feel like visiting and old friend, as well as a museum. At the designer’s Charlottenburg showroom, you can actually spend hours studying every little detail of his products, like the cabinet of curiosities. You’ll see his project called “Baked Shirt in Salt Crust” near the fireplace and the horsehair he uses to pad his bomber jackets displayed in an old English glass vitrine. A collection of canned jars and his own cosmetic line called “Tradition” – shower gels and oils named “Weizenbier” or “Deutsche Eiche”. The showroom has a sister shop on the second floor, where you can buy the designer’s fashion collection: pants made from thick wool, cotton shirts that embrace your body, and knitted sweaters and cardigans that evoke a feeling of “Zuhause” (at home). In an army-style locker made from walnut wood, men will find everything they need to look sharp from head to toe: from shampoo to dress shirts to leather shoes. Don’t miss out on this store, it is a world of its own. (Text: Milena Kalojanov / Photos: Benjamin Lindenkreuz)
Danziger Strasse isn’t the most inspiring street in town. But there’s one entrance – step right in and you will discover a hidden wonderland. You’ll witness the performance of what seems like a traveling show with spectacular stage sets: sword swallowers, acrobats, magicians, and dancers from all over the world. They will guide you through an evening of charming music and excellent drinks. But this place is not only for a troupe of Dr. Parnassus, it is a great place to experience a night of dancing and great fun.
Melanie dal Canton has lived in Hobrechtsfelde (Panketal) since 2012. She holds a degree in political science and has worked alongside Andreas Murkudis until December 2014. She is the owner of MDC cosmetic.
If you don’t enjoy fiddling with a corkscrew before having your glass of wine, you’ll be happy to discover Grüne Weinbox, a creation by Philip, Lukas and Jakob. The trio buys wine from organic vineyards and repackages them in their so-called Bag-n-Boxes: three liter food-safe cardboard boxes with plastic dispensers. It’s easy to use but most of all, the wine will stay fresh much longer than in an opened bottle. A study by the Swedish government compared the energy needed for its production with those needed for producing wine in bottles, and the box won! Currently there are two whites, two reds and one rosé in their selection, available online. For Christmas, we’re ordering a box of the mulled wine package that comes with cinnamon sticks, cardamom and organic oranges. (Text: Nina Trippel)
The past months saw many events and parties at Leipziger Strasse 60, the former institute of Czech culture center. OE Magazine celebrated the release of issue #7 there yesterday, and we held our book launch’s after-party. Now the venue has an official name: Konzulát. It is run by Conny Opper and we’re excited to have Berlin’s hottest new party location just down the block from our office. People are starting to call our street Hypeziger. The grand opening party has an amazing line-up: Schwarz Don’t Crack will perform live, actor Lars Eidinger will spin some tunes along with DJ Kaos and DJ Schowi. So don’t miss out on the chance to dance to some great sounds before you’re forced to listen to Jingle Bells all day long. (Text: Nina Trippel)
Konzulát, Leipziger Str.60, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, map
Sat 22.12.2014 from 22 until late Facebook event