Monday, February 27, 2012

it was very nice, it was paradise

Guten tag dollies! I am back from a whirlwind trip to Berlin that took me away from my beloved London from Thursday until late last night. Three friends and I dined at great restaurants such as Noto and clubbed at celeb haunts like Felix. As lame as it is to say - but I truly felt like a celeb myself this weekend!
I took so many photos but hardly any of myself - mostly of fascinating buildings and yummy food. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do (oh take me back to those truffles!) 

Just around the corner from where we were staying in East Berlin were such sights as the Dome Français - there was so much beautiful architecture surrounding us, it was unreal!

We visited a great little market Friday morning complete with fresh fruits, beautiful flowers and - for my meat-lovin' friends - tons of sausages

On Friday, I had a wonderful lunch at the restaurant on the top level of the KaDeWe, which overlooks the entire city, complete with tons of fruit and even more potatoes

Seriously, artichokes - get at me

Of course I couldn't resist the truffles just a floor below where we had lunch at the KaDeWe - the Kir Royal truffle (a gorgeous dark pink) and the jasmine truffle were my favorites

Next we headed Quartier 206, a department store, to check out some of Berlin's fashions

The bright neons in the window of Moschino really caught my attention - as did that incredible leather jacket

I couldn't resist snapping a pic of Berlin's selection of Ladurée candles and perfumes 

These gorgeous pink booties are from Stephanel - where my friend Anna got a pair of gorgeous hot pink heels for our first night out on the town in Berlin. Ugh, I wish I picked up a pair of these while I was there!

I was really fascinated by the graffiti throughout Berlin - it was so beautiful and certainly a form of art in itself

Probably my favorite place in all of Berlin was the East Side Gallery, a collection of 105 paintings on a stretch of the Berlin Wall 

This was my favorite painting from the East Side Gallery for its vivid color and detail

Why yes of course I took a photo in front of one of these exquisite pieces! 

Another sight close to us was this incredible tribute to murdered Jews of Europe near Potsdamer Platz

We also made our way out to see the Berlin Wall Memorial - another overwhelming and enlightening experience. I am the only one who forgot sunglasses that day so I am literally blinded by the light ... unfortunately, this is the only photo of the four of us together 
Two of my London flatmates Elaine and Anna (notice her hot pink shoes!) pose with me before we head off to Felix for a night of dancing on elevated surfaces until the wee hours of the morning 

Title: from "Berlin" (Lou Reed)


angel corpus christi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love all the large format pix alexi. very nice. r u wearing feather earrings for your night of dancing? cute!

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These photos really capture the essence of the wild artistic nature of Berliners. I am completely in love with the truffles and fashions. Good job.

JessM said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG I'm so jealous that you went to Berlin! I've been fascinated by that city for awhile... I've been wanting to see all the graffiti and where the wall was, things like that. Too cool.
I wish I could have gone with you and you're friends!:)

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You lucky thing. Berlin is my favourite city, so interesting and culturally rich despite previous goverments best attempts at destroying everything. I love the pictures of the Gallery x