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STUDIO TIM RAUE — SATISFYING MOMENTS FOR YOUR TASTE BUDS

STUDIO TIM RAUE — SATISFYING MOMENTS FOR YOUR TASTE BUDS

I am a swine. As I take a picture of my dish at Studio Tim Raue, the unsettling thought crosses my mind. A painting of a pig photographing food by artist-group Innerfields hangs on the wall above my head; an unflattering likeness – #caughtintheact. But what am I to do when the food really does look like a piece of art? At Tim Raue’s fourth and latest restaurant that opened mid-January 2015, you may choose from five, seven or twelve course meals, all of which are inspired by a particular international cuisine. This time it was Japanese. The most tender scallops you can imagine topped with pearls of Granny Smith apple: fruity, salty-sweet, heavenly! Slow-braised black peppered beef served with a quarter of a lettuce head: perfection. The wine pairing was sensational, leaving our taste buds satisfied to the point of meltdown. I already looked forward to coming back as I stepped out of the restaurant. Adding fuel to my desire is the tempting fact that the menu changes every three months; Thai-inspired menu will kick off this week. If you happen to be near the studio around noon, they also do a canteen-style lunch with simpler fare and lower prices. (Text: Nina Trippel)

Studio Tim Raue, Rheinsbergerstr.76, 10115 Berlin-Mitte, map
Tue-Fri 12-14.30h
Tue-Sat 18.30-22h

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PFAUENINSEL — SMALL PARADISE ON PEACOCK ISLAND

PFAUENINSEL — SMALL PARADISE ON PEACOCK ISLAND

Believe it or not, Berlin has more than 34 isles on its territory. One of them adjoins Potsdam at the Havel: the Pfaueninsel (peacock island). The island measures 67 hectares and with the ancient stock of 400 oak trees, it is an absolute masterstroke of the landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné. We traveled to this stunning place on a little ferry. The trip to the island is particularly beautiful in April and May, as nature awakens. Blossoming trees and magical creatures that lend the isle its name make themselves known. Over 30 white and colorful peacocks live here, and they impress the visitors by showing their ostentatious feathers. Also impressive: the view towards Sacrow, Glienicke and the Neuen Garten (new garden). It is a walkers’ paradise – without bikes and cars. (Text & Photos: Milena Kalojanov)

Pfaueninsel, 14109 Berlin-Wannsee, map
Mar-Apr 9-18h, May-Aug 9-20h,
Sep-Oct 9-18h, Nov-Feb 10-16h
Ferry ride: 3€

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NINA KUHN RECOMMENDS: ANDREAS KURKOWITZ COLOURING

NINA KUHN RECOMMENDS: ANDREAS KURKOWITZ COLOURING

If you’ve ever wished you looked like a Victoria’s Secret Angel, think no further than heading to Andreas Kurkowitz’s studio – he’s your guy. While Kurkowitz and his team can’t guarantee you a model’s physique, they can transform your hair, imbuing it with the body and volume of Rosie and Gisele. The award winning stylist and team are based in the London department store, Liberty London, where they have gained a wonderful reputation styling top models and fashion-conscious women alike. At the pleas of his Berlin friends, Kurkowitz has found time between shoots and shows to open a salon here in Berlin, in a trendy Mitte backyard loft. Along with an amped-up “do”, expect a nice talk and maybe even some insider info about the fashion world. Paying a visit to this studio is a full-blown makeover. (Text: Nina Kuhn / Photos: Julia Luka Lila Nitzschke (portrait), Martin Tervoort))

Andreas Kurkowitz Colouring, Brunnenstr.27, 10119 Berlin-Mitte; map
Appointment: dennis@andreaskurkowitz.com or +49 30 333 0 8118

Nina Kuhn has been living in Prenzlauer Berg since 2010 and runs the fashion and interior label/store Rianna & Nina in tandem with Rianna Kounou.

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SODA BOOKS — THE BERLIN BRANCH OF A MUNICH FAVORITE

SODA BOOKS — THE BERLIN BRANCH OF A MUNICH FAVORITE

Soda, the magazine shop, is the perfect answer to slow and restful Sundays. As of January, the popular Munich store has been operating a branch in Mitte, in which they continue to live up to their motto: “curious publications for curious people.” Thanks to Isabell Hummel, who has taken a break from fashion journalism to focus on managing the store, the new branch is quickly becoming a source of inspiration for designers, culinary artists, photographers, illustrators, editorial enthusiasts, architects and generally anyone with a restless eye. Inside the store, set against a spare, neutral layout by Munich-based studio “Design Liga”, magazines, design books and dossiers seem to float in empty space. Along with Rocco the store dog, titles such as “Knife and Fork” from Gestalten, and the edgy and funnily re-designed magazine, Kaleidoscope, can be found amongst many others. And it seems Isabell has no wish to curb her remarkable achievements with Soda just yet. Come summer, she is planning to shift the reading space to outdoor benches, leaving the interior free to be utilized as a cooperative project-space. These looming developments really sweeten the wait for the warm weather. (Text: Sascha Bente / Photo: Designliga)

Soda, Weinbergsweg 1, 10119 Berlin-Mitte; map

Mon-Fri 11-19h, Sat 12-19h

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BONATIVO — YOUR ONLINE MARKET FOR FRESH PRODUCE

BONATIVO — YOUR ONLINE MARKET FOR FRESH PRODUCE

Finally, a farmers market you can’t miss! From the beginning of 2015, Bonativo.de has been providing a handy grocery service via their simple and stylish website. A refreshing take on online shopping, the company remains committed to small, regional producers such as Ökohof Kuhhorst – an outfit that probably wouldn’t have made it to Berlin without Bonativo. The website is replete with a staggering amount of options; Beelitzer asparagus, Vierfelderhof’s Bamberger potatoes, Gut Kerkow’s salami, Müritzfischer’s smoked Gehlsbach Char and Gutshof Kraatz’s apple-quince juice. Rest assured, non-regional products are also available, not least Swiss cheese and avocadoes. We tried this service at the office one day, ordering the ingredients for a spring-salad. True to the online image, a beautiful and environmentally friendly box punctually arrived at our doorstep, filled with fresh and crisp vegetables. Bonativo have even gone one step further in catering to the pace of modern life by providing readymade bundles like the “Green Box,” “Smoothie Box,” and much more. Take a look! (Text: Mira Starke / Photos: Janar Siniloo)

Bonativo; Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39-40, 10999 Berlin; map
Delivery or pick up from 30€

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