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LABELS — DISCOVER BERLIN’S BEST BRANDS AND GET THEM DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR BY BIKE. JOIN THE WAITLIST NOW!

LABELS — DISCOVER BERLIN’S BEST BRANDS AND GET THEM DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR BY BIKE. JOIN THE WAITLIST NOW!

Since 2011, we at Cee Cee have had the goal of bringing the best places, people and products to our readers via our online channels. Now we’re going one step further by bringing our favorite things right to your doorstep with our partnership with Labels. Launching in 2021, the Berlin start-up supports creatives and brands by making their products more accessible. Soon available as an app, Labels delivers fashion, accessories, beauty and magazines from forward-thinking Berlin brands to your door within 30 minutes. It’s not just about convenience though: the platform also puts sustainability front and center with an emissions-free delivery concept.

The app is about to go live and we are very pleased to invite you, our readers, to be the first to try it. To join, add your name to our waitlist. Besides partnering with Labels, our sister agency Cee Cee Creative created the logo and branding and Cee Cee is also a co-founder alongside initiators Maxime and Romy. Together we want Labels to become a platform that offers much more in the future, and we have already teamed up with some brands from the Cee Cee cosmos that we love. You can look forward to fashion from Afora and Anekdot, care products from Fine Cosmetic and pottery sets from Clayground. For a sneak peek, check out the Labels Instagram.
 

Text: Nina Trippel / Photos: Jonas Michel

Labels

@labelsapp

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BUYA — HINTERHOF RESTAURANT FOR HEARTY RAMEN AND JAPANESE TAPAS

BUYA — HINTERHOF RESTAURANT FOR HEARTY RAMEN AND JAPANESE TAPAS

The “men” in ramen means noodles in Japanese. So when you are making ramen, the noodles had better be good. That’s what Buya co-founder Sascha Brand tells us as we sit in his bustling restaurant in a Hinterhof off Reichenberger Straße. The noodles at Buya are made in-house and fresh daily on a state-of-the-art Yamato machine. When the team set out to bring their renowned ramen to Berlin after opening a shop in Florida, they began with pop-ups in Arabica, a daytime Japanese cafe that was looking for someone to take over the space in the evenings. Since July 2020, that same space is Buya both day and night, with a new fit-out that includes artworks and large wooden tables. The windows that used to box the kitchen away from customers are now open, so customers can watch chef Anthony Sweeney and the team at work.

As for the menu, you can expect the best of Japanese comfort food: Izakaya-like share plates such as Otsumami cabbage salad, Agebitashi sautéed aubergine and Chāshū pork belly. From the ramen menu you can try crispy duck with a tonkotsu broth, a vegan tonkotsu version with tofu and mushrooms, or the creamy and nutty flavors of tantan ramen. After, try a bite of mochi or Yuzu cheesecake or wash it all down with a cup of Enter Black Dot “Black Cup” sake supplied by the neighboring Sake 36 shop. P.S. There is also a Buya in Potsdam – just in case your tastebuds want to chase that umami a little further…

Text: Scarlett Peeters / Photos: Savannah van der Niet

Buya, Reichenberger Str.36, 10999 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Tue 16–21h, Wed–Thu & Sun 12–21h, Fri & Sat 12–21h30

@buyaberlin

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DISCOVER YOURSELF THROUGH INTUITIVE PAINTING WITH THULI WOLF — RECOMMENDED BY ANNA FALCK-YTTER

DISCOVER YOURSELF THROUGH INTUITIVE PAINTING WITH THULI WOLF — RECOMMENDED BY ANNA FALCK-YTTER

As grown-ups, we often neglect those deeply anchored, fundamental things that do us good. One of them is painting – an activity we all do as children and which helps us establish a more sensual connection to our inner being. As the year draws to a close and a new cycle begins, it’s the ideal moment – not least given all the uncertainties in today’s world – to take time for ourselves and rediscover the power of our instincts. At Thuli Wolf’s Intuitive Painting workshop you will learn how to use your intuition to perceive yourself in new ways, thus gaining a better understanding of your mind. You join Thuli at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin, where alongside an intimate circle of 15 participants you are told how to listen to your subconscious so you can enter into a dialog with yourself. Then it’s time to express it: through paint. The three principles that guide Thuli’s work are empathy, trust and a value-free space that allows you to open up. After the painting is over, Thuli invites group members to think about the dynamic between the art and themselves – a sort of therapy session to conclude this meditative, fun experience.

Text: Anna Falck-Ytter / Photos: Pauline Bossdorf

Anna Falck-Ytter is responsible for all things digital media at C/O Berlin. In her free time she likes to explore Berlin’s cultural and music scene.

Stillpoint Spaces Berlin, Hobrechtstr.66, 12047 Berlin–Neukölln; map

Intuitive Painting workshop with Thuli Wolf, 04.12.2021 16h–19h30

@stillpointspacesberlin

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CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF THE KONZERTHAUS BERLIN — CLASSIC ROMANTIC OPERA GIVEN AN ELECTRO MAKEOVER

CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF THE KONZERTHAUS BERLIN — CLASSIC ROMANTIC OPERA GIVEN AN ELECTRO MAKEOVER

Think 19th century romantic opera and you probably imagine classical strings and soaring sopranos sung by grand dames. But go to Konzerthaus Berlin next Tuesday (07.12.2021) and you will experience a very different musical blend: the sound of beats and synths. As part of its 200 year anniversary celebrations, the Mitte concert hall is hosting a very special performance of the pioneering German opera “Der Freischütz” (“The Marksman”) by Carl Maria von Weber. Awaiting you in the neoclassical hall of the Konzerthaus is an evening of stark contrasts as violins, trombones and double basses are blended with synths under the direction of conductor Christopher Verworner. Famous for its highly innovative offstage chorus, “Der Freischütz” premiered in 1821 at the Konzerthaus, which was then known as the Schauspielhaus Berlin. Two centuries on, Von Weber’s work has been given a revolutionary treatment by the Verworner-Krause-Kammerorchester, a 22-strong group of young musicians whose daring recreations of classic works won them the Bavarian Arts Promotion Prize in 2019.

The subject matter of the opera – renamed “Der Freischütz – die Echos Utopias” for this performance – is also new. Von Weber’s notoriously eerie and dark tale of a man who makes a pact with the devil to win a bride has been recast as a story of hope and possibility in a utopian world. Soprano Gina May Walter, vocalist Mia Knop Jacobsen and actor Johannes Lange join the musicians for a performance that goes way beyond the genre’s traditional boundaries. As such the show will appeal as much to opera sceptics as to aficionados – a fitting celebration as the Konzerthaus looks ahead to the next 200 years.

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Sebastian Runge / Credit: Konzerthaus Berlin

Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map

“Der Freischütz – die Echos Utopias”, 07.12.2021 20h in the Großer Saal. Tickets for the performance can be booked online.

@konzerthausberlin

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FROM ISTANBUL TO BERLIN: HANDPICKED FASHION AND HOME DESIGN AT SOUQ DUKKAN

FROM ISTANBUL TO BERLIN: HANDPICKED FASHION AND HOME DESIGN AT SOUQ DUKKAN

Are you a bona fide ballet lover or just want to see this art form for the first time? Either way, look no further than Staatsballett Berlin which, from this Friday (03.12.2021), is performing a reimagining of the classic Don Quixote at the Deutsche Oper. Based on the 1605 Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes, the ballet was first performed in Moscow in 1869. This latest adaptation by Spanish choreographer Víctor Ullate brings authenticity to Don Quixote, restoring much of the Spanish flair of the original work and its flamenco movements. That’s not to say the show isn’t innovative: Ullate has introduced guitar to Ludwig Minkus’s original score and the performance includes elaborate sets and lighting which have been fully realized for the first time. If you don’t know the story, it begins when Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, his servant, go on an adventure and stumble across a couple whose parents forbid them to marry. Don Quixote’s intervention highlights the power of friendship and determination. The ballet will run for 13 performances by five different casts until February 2022. The venue for the show is the mid-century Deutsche Oper, with its dramatic vaulted ceiling and geometric facade comprising 88 concrete slabs. All the more reason to grab a ticket for this dazzling and vibrant ballet that brings some much-needed escapism during these gray days…

Text: Rosie Gilmour / Photos: Yan Revazov, Deutsche Oper Berlin / Credit: Leo Seidel & Staatsballett

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bismarckstr.35, 10627 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map

Don Quixote from 03.12.2021. Tickets are available online.

@staatsballettberlin
@deutscheoperberlin

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