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AMYWHO — THE SALON FOR CASUAL CUTS AND CUTTING-EDGE COLOR

AMYWHO — THE SALON FOR CASUAL CUTS AND CUTTING-EDGE COLOR

I approach getting my hair cut like I do pizza: I’m not so keen on experimenting. So for lunch it’s a margherita, while at the salon I’m content just getting my long mane tamed. The advantage here is you can compare different places to see who’s offering something truly special. And at the Amywho hair salon in the Bergmannkiez, the experience – and results – convinced me they were cut above the rest. Opened in April 2019, the place takes its name from founder Amy, a trained stylist from Leicester, UK, who has been in Berlin since 2013 and in hairdressing for 18 years. The look of the space is just my taste: the colored walls, concrete ceiling, mirrors leaning casually against the wall…not to mention the music. And with sound advice and a perfect cutting technique, the service is spot on, too. My colleague had her balayage done by Amy – a full color expert – and was equally enthusiastic. Whether it’s just a cut and blow-dry or a color transformation, you’ll step out feeling fresh. (Text: Nina Trippel / Photos: Pamina Aichhorn)

Amywho, Schleiermacherstr.25, 10961 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Tue–Fri 10–20h, Sat 10–18h, Mon 12–20h
@amywho_berlin

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A BIO BOOST FOR YOUR WATER — LIQUID HERB EXTRACTS FROM KRUUT

A BIO BOOST FOR YOUR WATER — LIQUID HERB EXTRACTS FROM KRUUT

Whether it’s teas, superfoods or tinctures, natural remedies and adaptogens are everywhere. Enter healing newcomer Kruut, whose little bottles of liquid herbs do things differently: they harness the power of the plants growing right on your doorstep. Founded in 2019 by plant pros Thorben and Annika, this Pankow-based herbal extract maker combines wild plants like goutweed, dandelion and yarrow with an acacia honey and cider vinegar mixture known as oxymel that has been used as a health remedy as far back as the ancient Greeks. The result is a sweet, delicately floral potion that’s perfect for giving an organic boost to your water. Just add a spoon of your chosen tonic – “ruhe” “wohl” and “kraft” are the options – and strengthen your armor against the season’s stress and fatigue. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Sina Opalka for Kruut & Maura M. Maschke)

Kruut varieties are available to order online.
@kruut_organic

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GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERATURE — 10 BOOK PICKS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERATURE — 10 BOOK PICKS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Time is running out for present buying, so let us provide some literary inspiration with our 10 book picks. Bringing fine food and drink to festive parties are cocktail bible “Cocktailian” and “Dilekerei“, a collection of exquisite cake and tart recipes by Wedding baker Dilek Topkara. Meanwhile, helping your coffee-loving friend go pro is Yumi Choi’s cafe business manual, “Das Coffee Shop Manifest“. Take your loved ones on a journey with Simone Hawlisch’s “Heimat“, where women from Finland to Australia share what “home” means to them, and “Walking Wild“, Livia Ritthaler’s guide to the best dog-walking destinations in Berlin and Brandenburg. For more fictional adventures, Deborah Levy’s Booker Prize-nominated “The Man Who Saw Everything” is an electrifying tale of a London historian’s time in 1980s East Berlin. Also looking East is Christof Zwiener with his book “nach 1990“, a curious collection of images of decaying GDR-era flagpoles that are an eerie reminder of the East German state’s omnipotence. For younger readers, introduce them to “Generation Greta” with Millie Marotta’s “A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals“, a beautiful picture book of creatures threatened by climate change. Just as striking is “Always Everything“, 372 playfully linked photos by Jan Von Holleben that are perfect for a rainy day losing yourself in fantasy worlds. Finally, for design devotees, “Moholy-Nagy and the New Typography” showcases Bauhaus designer László Moholy-Nagy’s typographic world, with previously unpublished materials from the Kunstbibliothek Berlin. Happy reading! (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Sophie Döring)

Many of the titles here can be ordered online and collected the next day at one of our favorite local bookshops, Uslar & Rai.

Cocktailian” by Mixology Verlag (2019, Tre Torri Verlag, 208 pages, German)
Dilekerei” by Dilek Topkara (2017, Heel Verlag, 176 pages, German)
Das Coffee Shop Manifest” by Yumi Choi (2019, 152 pages, German)
Heimat” by Simone Hawlisch (2019, Knesebeck, 200 pages, German)
Walking Wild” by Livia Ritthaler (2019, The Gentle Temper, 216 pages, German)
The Man Who Saw Everything” by Deborah Levy (2019, Penguin, 199 pages, English)
A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals” by Millie Marotta (2019, Puffin, 101 pages, English)
Always Everything” by Jan Von Holleben (2019, Tarzipan, 372 pages, picture book)
nach 1990” by Christof Zwiener (2019, Vexer Verlag, 360 pages, German & English)
Moholy-Nagy and the New Typography” edited by Petra Eisele, Isabel Naegele & Michael Lailach (2019, Verlag Kettler, 256 pages, English)

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ERNST GIN — SERIOUSLY GOOD SPIRITS FROM WEDDING

ERNST GIN — SERIOUSLY GOOD SPIRITS FROM WEDDING

Here’s a perfect ingredient for festive cocktails: Ernst Gin. The Wedding drink maker inherits its name from master distiller Ernst Dobislaw, who in the 1950s returned one of Berlin’s oldest distilleries, the Prussian Spirituosen Manufaktur, to its former glory. Among the notes and discoveries in the dormant distillery was a classic recipe for gin. Produced from a wheat distillate and rested for eight months, the spirit has the usual notes of juniper and citrus but brings softer tastes of lavender blossoms, elderflower and fresh ginger. Today, the Berlin brand still sticks to these roots, hand producing the classic recipe for a fine gin with a surprisingly smooth taste for its 47% strength. It’s good on its own, but the flavors really unfold when mixed with tonic and topped with lime, or as a hot gin toddy with cinnamon. Cheers to that! (Text: Emily Miotke / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Ernst Gin can be found online and in shops around Berlin.
@ernstdrygin

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KINDERKIEZ: TURN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD INTO A PLAYMAT

KINDERKIEZ: TURN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD INTO A PLAYMAT

Just ask a room full of adults if they remember those playmats where you drive toy cars on as kids, and watch eyes light up. It seems to be a universally loved pastime: driving toy trucks, building Lego cities and letting your imagination run wild. But what if you could explore your actual neighborhood right on the mat? Kinderkiez, developed by Berlin dad Felix Stock, is the startup allowing you to create a playmat featuring your very own Kiez. In addition to the novelty, it also means kids can learn as they play, discovering the way to the Kita, Grandma’s place and the playground. Using geo-spatial technology and beautiful illustrations, you can put in any address in the world and generate a playmat of the local area. Next, you can customize the design any way you like, from pirate ships in the pond or a flag on important locations, to a street sweeper your little one insists should be on the corner. Here’s to the next generation of happy playmat memories. (Text: Emily Miotke / Photos: Kinderkiez)

Get your made-to-order playmat at the Kinderkiez online shop.
Deadline for Christmas orders is 16.12.2019.
@kinderkiez

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