I’m sipping on my new favorite smoothie “Randy Sandy” with papaya, wild herbs, cilantro, and goji berries (amongst others) while talking to Nils Bernau, the owner of Liquid Garden. “If a juice isn’t perfect I wouldn’t give it out,” he claims. His personal goal is to provide nothing but top-notch quality juice: cold-pressed for superior tasting, nutrition-packed and almost always based on green ingredients. Hence why only one person: Nils himself, is working in the busy shop, his craft has regulars hooked. Take the morning goers, fueling up with the “Kickstarter”. Or the customers opting for a healthy alternative to the ice cream next door might chose the sweet smoothie “Dr. Snuggles” with raw cocoa and coconut. Salads and other raw foods are also part of the shop’s selection. The crowds traveling from near and far all seem to agree: Liquid Garden is a welcome addition to healthy living in this town. (Text: Dahlia Stone / Photo: Mariana Zenteno)
Summer is not over just yet – lets capture the remaining sunny days in the best possible way: go to Sacrower lake. Beautiful scenery of dense forests, countless water lilies and turquoise waves make the trip there a memorable leap into the cold, clear waters. The lake is located at the city border between Berlin and Potsdam and is surrounded by the forest of Köningswald, a beautiful nature reserve. The lakefront is only accessible by foot and has two swimming spots. One is located on the northern shore: he or she who arrives here will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the lake. Other perks include parasols and colourful swimwear as well as fries, ice cream and shandy – the classics for a day by the lake. The second site is an insider’s tip, located on the eastern shore and can be reached via a small forest path. Whoever finds it, will never want to go back to another lake. (Text: Milena Kalojanov / Photos: Peter Gäbelein)
Sacrower See, 14469 Potsdam; map Route: By bus 638 from Berlin-Spandau or Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to F.-Günther-Park; from there to the northern Swimming: 15mins walk
After the restaurant team came to my wine merchants for a nature wine-tasting, I felt their passion and joy for quality products and authentic taste. A couple of months later in January 2015, Industry Standard opened on Sonnenallee. The open kitchen greets you at the entryway, with many work surfaces and shelves holding disposable glasses of sour cucumbers and dill (the best I’ve ever had), small mushrooms (highly aromatic), red cabbage (tasty, with a bite), and everything else inspiring the chefs. Responsible for all of this is Ramses Mannek from Mexico, whose background includes his experience from Paris, as well as the Berlin Cordobar and learning the best cuisine in Norway from the Canadian Jean Philippe Quentin. Barkeeper Gordon is from Ireland and produces hand-crafted herb essence for his unusual drinks (“Mia Farrow”). The rest of the team is a motley group with the same goal: authentic taste from the best products. What’s on offer changes with the market situation, for example, Oyster Mexican (fiery shot, fresh oyster), Beef Tartar “Industry Style” (creamy and complex), and Lamb BBQ with Cauliflower (an exciting combination). With it comes well chosen artisan wines and an exciting location from a new Berlin based gastronomy generation. Go and try. (Text: Holger Schwarz)
Holger Schwarz is the owner of the wine merchants, Viniculture, at Savignyplatz in Charlottenburg. He specializes in biodynamic wines and vins nature. Palatinate, he has lived in Berlin for the past 20 years.
If you’d like to lay by the pool once again before summer is officially over, save this date: 10.9.2015 and pay a visit to Haubentaucher. The soundtrack will be provided by smart and JBL who are presenting the event series City of Sound. The automobile and the audio brand have teamed up offering the smart fortwo and smart forfour cars with a sound system by JBL. A band contest will be the evening entertainment including a ticket raffle for Lollapalooza festival. You’ll get the chance too, to learn how to DJ in a workshop and later on a pro will take over the turntables: Claptone will get you out of the pool and onto the dance floor. If you need to get into the groove before that day, email us to firstname.lastname@example.org – the five first entries will be rewarded with two tickets each for a showcase at Flux FM’s home base featuring Acts Le Very, Noah Slee & The King Stones. (Text: Massimo Hartmann / Foto: Ariya Behjat (top) Haubentaucher (bottom))
Investigations on psychological and physiological perception while dreaming. Experiments on photographic techniques to display the Alps. Representations of the risk of earthquakes in Istanbul. Music of young Palestinians living close to the Green Line – all of this and 26 other projects of international talent will be on show at Forecast Forum at HKW this weekend. The goal is to create a room for current challenges and ideas. The three-day program will be a mix of music, films, installations, and presentations alongside talks held by experts from design to science; among them architect Jürgen Mayer H. and photographer Bas Princen. Are you in the mood for inspiration and interesting interdisciplinary input? Then Come, come, come … (Text: Mira Starke / Photo: Mathias Völzke (top), Maxie Fischer (right))