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MIND, BODY, STOMACH: HOLISTIC HEALTH WITH EAT & TREAT

MIND, BODY, STOMACH: HOLISTIC HEALTH WITH EAT & TREAT

Since 2016, trained sports science therapist and passionate chef Gianna Thiess has been helping Berliners find their flow with her holistic three-part concept, Eat & Treat. Comprising weekly Pilates classes held in Olivia Steele’s Mitte studio, personal training sessions, vegetarian catering and supper club pop-ups around the city, Eat & Treat is dedicated to helping you feel your best, inside and out. Gianna’s dishes centre around fresh and seasonal and plant-based ingredients which embrace simplicity without compromising on flavor and texture, like the creamy pumpkin polenta with roasted beetroot, topped off with toasted pumpkin seeds and crumbled goat’s cheese. Your next chance to taste her culinary offerings is on 17.3.2018, when she’ll co-host ”Platfrm”: A five-course vegetarian dining experience concepted together with Ostudio‘s Siobhán O’Callaghan. Get the details here. (Text & Photos: Emilie Wade)

Eat & Treat’s websiteFacebook & Instagram
Eat & Treat goes Platfrm, 17.3.2018, 19.30h; Facebook event

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MUSIK FÜR DAS DENKENDE OHR — KONZERTE IM PIERRE BOULEZ SAAL

MUSIK FÜR DAS DENKENDE OHR — KONZERTE IM PIERRE BOULEZ SAAL

Since its opening in March 2017, the Pierre Boulez Saal has been sparking our musical curiosity with a wide-ranging program of stylistically and culturally diverse concerts. Founded by Argentine-Israeli pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, the hall was designed by architect Frank Gehry and acclaimed acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota with the purpose of bringing people together through “music for the thinking ear.” Next up in this season’s string quartet series is The Heath Quartet, a fast-rising British ensemble known for their energetic performances and contemporary chamber music interpretations that was awarded the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award in 2013. Their performance offers a great chance for new audiences to experience the captivating energy and beautiful complexity of live classical music in the Pierre Boulez Saal. Distinguished by its state-of-the-art modular design, the hall features two tiers of seating – the upper one suspended as though it were floating – which can be reconfigured in countless ways. The acoustics are impeccable and, with no seat further than 14 meters from the conductor, each performance offers an intimate sonic and spatial experience. (Text: Lucy Thorpe / Photos (clockwise): Volker Kreidler / Simon Way / Volker Kreidler)

Pierre Boulez Saal, Französische Str.33D, 10117 Berlin-Mitte; map
The Heath Quartet & Carolyn Sampson, Sat 3.3.2018, 19h; Tickets available here

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MDC CURE — EXQUISITE COSMETIC TREATMENTS TAILORED TO YOU

MDC CURE — EXQUISITE COSMETIC TREATMENTS TAILORED TO YOU

Melanie dal Canton of MDC Cosmetic has been supplying Berliners with the finest skincare and beauty products since 2012. The increasing demand for a wider, more personalized range of cosmetic treatments amongst her customer base led her to open MDC Cure in late 2017: A space for skincare and holistic wellness treatments to nourish the skin and body from head to toe. Located a mere few steps away from the store, MDC Cure was fitted out by architects AAS Gonzalez Haase. A minimal, pink-toned interior centres around a custom-designed geometric mirror, which transforms the souterrain into a feel-good oasis. I was welcomed with a glass of herbal tea before reclining on a heated treatment chair and submitting to the expertise of my therapist, who struck an ideal balance between warmth and professionalism. The microdermabrasion and ultrasound facial that followed left my skin feeling smooth, supple and deeply nourished. I’m already plotting my return, this time for one of the product-specific treatments — like the therapeutic massage with Tuscan herbs à la Santa Maria Novella (as the exclusive German stockist) or a Susanne Kaufmann facial. All treatments can be mixed, matched and personalized to ensure you glow as beautifully as MDC Cure’s blushing pink interior. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: MDC Cure)

MDC Cure, Diedenhofer Str.5, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg; map

By appointment only, book via email or online

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WENHUI ZHENG RECOMMENDS: GOLDIES

WENHUI ZHENG RECOMMENDS: GOLDIES

Walking down Oranienstraße, your eye will, at some point, be inevitably drawn upwards to a bright, golden, neon light set against brown brick. You have arrived at Goldies — your new gateway to deep fried potato heaven. The interior is simple, and brightly lit. Wooden chairs against long tables align the walls, leading to an installation of scattered yellow light tubes at the back. Armed with the best deep fryer in town, the team at Goldies marries up the simple potato fry with honest yet ingenious combinations of flavors and toppings — my favourite being the “Miso-Furikake”: crispy fries topped with miso mayo, pickled radish, and a furikake algae sesame mix (best washed down with an Oreo milkshake.) Other crowd pleasures include the “Chilli-Cheese” and the “Peking Duck.” All reasonably priced, all delicious. So the next time you’re in the mood for Pommes, stop by Goldies, take a seat under the disco ball and prepare never to go back to plain old “Ketchup-Mayo” again. (Text: Wenhui Zheng / Photos (clockwise): Wenhui Zheng / Goldies / Wenhui Zheng)

Goldies, Oranienstr.6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
Tue-Thu 12-22h, Fri-Sat 12.30-21h, Sun 12.30-22h

Wenhui Zheng is a graphic designer, illustrator and paper artist from Wellington, New Zealand. She has been based in Friedrichshain for the last two years, where her time is split between working, dog watching and trying to be social.

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KASPER KÖNIG’S PRIVATE COLLECTION ON VIEW AT THOMAS FISCHER

KASPER KÖNIG’S PRIVATE COLLECTION ON VIEW AT THOMAS FISCHER

At Galerie Thomas Fischer, the word “sell” is written prominently on the wall in capital letters. Yet in this most recent exhibition, nothing is for sale. Curated by Thomas Fischer and Andreas Prinzing, the show “I dreamed I was leaving on a trip but I forgot my money — Works from the private collection of Kasper König” offers an insight into the private collection of Germany’s most famous exhibition maker: Kasper König. A salon-style exhibition build, adapted almost one-to-one from König’s own wall, displays prominent names alongside unknown artists: Heidi Specker’s photograph of Jannowitzbrücke hangs next to a drawing by Caspar David Friedrich; a black and white print by Michael Schmidt is placed beside a portrait that Jonathan Borofsky made of König in 1991. Exhibiting private collections is in vogue these days, making the selection shown here all the more appealing — the works do not seem to be piled up for strategic reasons, nor are they overshadowed by König’s image. Each of his spontaneous purchases, each edition and every gift stands alone as a work of art in its own right and counts as an essential part of König’s visual biography. (Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Torben Höke c/o Galerie Thomas Fischer)

Galerie Thomas Fischer, Potsdamer Str.77-87,10785 Berlin Tiergarten; map
“I dreamed I was leaving on a trip but I forgot my money — Works from the private collection of Kasper König
On view until 31.3.2018, Tue-Sat 11-18h

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