Shops

Deko Behrendt

Photo: Fanny Zschau

Looking for costumes or decoration for the perfect summer party? Deko Behrendt is a true treasure trove for all your needs. Founded in Berlin in 1914 this shop is no longer run by the old owner family, but the professional assortment is still the same: carnival and costume items in every conceivable color and equipment can be admired there, and also unusual costume ideas can be combined with the support of the always helpful and very knowledgable staff. No matter if you search for decoration, heart glasses, fake beards, glitter make-up, hawai shirts, pink flamingos or rainbow wigs – you'll find everything here. You can not only have a lot of fun inside but also will be completely overwhelmed by thousands of articles. At every angle of the hose-like shop lurk new surprises and most of them at amazingly low prices. As you may have already noticed, the Berliners love motto parties not only at CSD. And if you ever wondered, where they all get these crazy outfits from – welcome to their paradise.

Deko Behrendt, Mon to Fri 10am–7pm, Sat until 4pm
Hauptstraße 18, D-10827 Berlin-Schöneberg
www.deko-behrendt.de

Galerie MAMOO

Fanny Zschau Digital Diva Deluxe Galerie Mamoo
Foto: Galerie MAMOO

My friend Stefan took me here and I spent a whole afternoon in the Galerie MAMOO with two cosmopolitan power women – Ute Gumz, a former filmmaker and her daughter MOMO, who both traveled in between Berlin and La Paz before they opened up their multilingual mother-daughter project in Graefekiez. While Ute is selling out her immense Alpaca collection, MOMO has set up her Fine Art Gallery and Photo Studio here. Her current exhibition FILAMENTOS shows a fiber, an annealing or dusting thread. MOMO is not only a filmmaker and photographer but is currently undergoing training as a female shaman. With her knowledge of ancient Indians, she is curious, how our cosmos and life is connected through a radiant band of energy and light that forces us to act or interact with one another. This luminous vision is the guiding principle for the design of her lighting figures.

Next to MOMOS radiant art, this place is certainly the greatest Alpaca paradise in Europe: Alpacas live in the Andes at an altitude of 4000–5000 meters, where they are only protected by their natural fibers – they are able to exist in a climate which changes up to 60 degrees Celsius within 24 hours of one day. There is more limited Alpaca than Cashmere available in the world; the animals are carefully shorn every one or two years. The luxury fleece woven from one animal is just enough for one pullover. The fine light Alpaca hair is hollow inside, their air chambers, which react immediately to temperature changes, form a highly effective thermal insulation. Designers from all over the world make their finest clothing from Alpaca and you can find a tremendous collection of their works at Gallery MAMOO. I couldn’t resist and bought myself a scarf and cape yesterday – and since Ute was involved in the Alpaca wholesale, you won't find prices like here anywhere. Be sure not to miss the SALE, going on until mid-March and have the chance for a monthly drawing of an Alpaca model worth up to 150 Euros.

Galerie MAMOO I ALPACA STORE |
FINE ART GALLERY | PHOTO STUDIO
Graefestraße 8, D-10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Opening hours Tue–Sat 1–6 pm
www.facebook.com/GALERIE.MAMOO
www.facebook.com/momopool.berlin/

Magazzino

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Illustration: Magazzino

Magazzino is a owner-run fashion boutique with an unique sustainable and versatile selection. In addition to nice labels, Maggazino – which first opened in the same house on 30 squaremeters in 1972 – pays attention to the highest quality of fabrics and workmanship. Much of the Magazzino fashion comes from Italy, the style is sporty and elegant and you can find a rich selection of decent dresses, pants and skirts here. Men also like Magazzino: the very large selection of approximately 1.000 suits can be found in very fashionable, individual but also in classic forms. As well as shirts and ties plus a wide range of jeans, trousers and sweaters. In the individual Magazzino coats and jackets store, that opened in the middle of September, you will find not only coats and jackets for all seasons but also accessories such as hats, gloves and scarves. We love the expresso, the competent, unobtrusive staff as well as the fast and perfect change service. And found a lot of favorite pieces here.

Magazzino, Güntzelstraße 21, D-10717 Berlin
Mon-Wed 10am–6.30pm, Thur, Fri 10am–8pm, Sat 9.30–6pm
www.magazzino.de

Enoiteca IL Calice

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Photo: IL Calice

The column-high rooms of Enoiteca IL Calice with the well-filled wine shelves offer a stylish atmosphere also in winter, when the nice outdoor terrace is closed. The multi-award winning restaurant is not only recommended in the Gault & Millau 2017 but also in the Guide Michelin. We always enjoy the creative cuisine of Werner Haude and never miss out the Superdegustazione, an antipasti plate for two. From soups over sausage and cheese specialties to traditional meat and fish dishes to Italian dessert variations, the lunch and evening menu has a wide selection to offer. Changing lunchtime and evening meals as well as a separate afternoon ticket complete the varied offer. For every dish IL Calice offers the right wine: Lovingly selected by chef sommelier Matthias Rainer, who is particularly famous for his Vini di Vigna, wines from the vineyard. Some places fort the Silvester menue are still available – if you want to party at home you can also buy some excellent bottles to take away in the connected wine shop.

Enoiteca IL Calice, Mon-Sat 12am until 1.00pm
Walter-Benjamin-Platz 5, D-10629 Berlin-Charlottenburg
www.enoiteca-il-calice.de

Aux Delices Normands

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The first branch of Aux Delices Normands opened in 1995 in the Berliner Straße in Zehlendorf. The brioches, croissants and tartes of the French founder and owner Didier Canet were so popular that within a few years, further branches followed in the Neue Kantstraße, the Pfalzburger Straße, the Ihnestrasse and the Brandenburgische Straße. In the year 2005, Canet – who came to Berlin in 1989 and is still serving the delicatessen supplier Lenôtre in the famous KaDeWe – fulfilled himself a dream and turned the listed monumental court in Stahnsdorf not only into a residential building for himself but also started the production here. In order to increase the quality of the loaves, baguettes and rolls, he integrated a French wood oven. Meanwhile the branch in Stahnsdorf – which can be seen in the photo – has developed into a popular excursion destination. Not only a special tipp for sunday afternoons to drop by for a café au lait and our favourite Tarte tarte au pommes normande but also the best place to buy excellent Cidre, Calvados and Camembert and other delicacies for your Noël normand.

Aux Delices Normands
Berliner Straße 49, D-14169 Berlin-Zeahlendorf
Mon– Fri: 6am–6pm, Sat 6am–2pm, Sun 8am–4pm
Dorfplatz 6, D-14532 Stahnsdorf
Mon–Sun: 7.30am–5.30pm
www.auxdelicesnormands.de

Röststätte Berlin

Fanny Zschau, Digital Diva Deluxe, Food, Drinks, Shop, The Berlin Guidebook
Photos: Röststätte

Our neighbours serve the best fair traide and hand selected coffee in Berlin-Mitte and since more and more people come from all over town or even the world to Röststätte, it grows bigger and bigger every year. Now it finally reaches the corner to Torstraße and you can just get everything related to coffe here on a very high level. Yvonne and Ivo Weller started Röststätte in 2003 by and we love to sit with them and friends in the sun right at 8 o'clock, when it opens up and all seats are occupied quickly. Röststätte ist not only a café, but you can also lend and buy espresso machines and equipment by Victoria Arduino and Nuova Simonelli here, have a scientific talk on coffee with Ivo or join in at Barrista workshops. While Yvonne is the boss of the shop, Ivo runs the roastery and is a certified Q-Grader and member of the SCAE Speciality Coffee Association. And what goes best with a cup of coffee? Another one, this time with a warm croissant and the newspaper.

Röststätte Berlin, Ackerstraße 173, D-10115 Berlin, Mon–Fr 8am–6pm, Sat, Sun 9.30am–5.30pm
www.facebook.com/Röststätte-Berlin
www.pro-macchina.com
www.shop.roeststaette.de

Sunday Cakes at Veganz

Photo: Veganz Prenzlauer Berg

Yesterday we were invited over to party into Peters birthday and since he lives vegan, he picked a great choice of cakes at Veganz in Prenzlauer Berg. My favourite was the Chocolate Raspberry Coconut cake, but also the Raw Orange Chai cake and Chocholate Mousse cake were beyond amazing. The company was founded in February 2011 by ex Daimler Manager Jan Bredack and opened its first store in Prenzlauer Berg with 250 square metres of space. Meanwhile Veganz is the first vegan food chain in Europe and offers in ten shops  – two more of them in Berlin – products that are 100 percent vegan. Veganz distributes not only in their own branches, but also through LEH-partners and a Veganz Food Truck on various events. Next to their full range vegan supermarket is the ExtraVeganz, where cooking classes, seminars and movie nights are held. On sundays the Goodies café offers an all-vegan brunch between 10am–3pm. For all fans of a plant-based lifestyle vegan shoe retailer Avesu and fashion store Dear Goods are just next door. Thanks for the learning that vegan cakes can be really tasty and happy birthday, dear Peter!

Veganz, Prenzlauer Berg, Schivelbeiner Str. 34, D-10439 Berlin
Mon–Saturday 9am–9pm, Sundays closed
Goodies, Mon–Fri 8am–8pm, Sat 9am–8pm, Sun 10am–6 pm
www.veganz.de, www.goodies-berlin.de

Fête de la Boutique

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The new concept store Fête de la Boutique offers selected pearls from fashion to home accessories to jewelry and sunglasses – carefully handpicked by the owners Felicitas Pumb and Teresa Severin-Tanyildiz. Visitors are invited to discover the wide range of lifestyle products in a relaxed atmosphere in Berlin-Mitte: The self designed contemporary furniture made from quality materials such as metal, marble and dark wood offer the perfect stage for the wide assortment from Scandinavia, France or Germany. The boutique offers ideas for the personal attire or gifts for friends and family. Personal care and assistance is provided individually by the owners to help you finding your desired piece or present for every occasion: Fashion from Bruuns Bazaar, American Retro or Minimum, home accessories by Louise Roe or Pols Potten, beauty products from Herbivore Botanicals and books by publishers Taschen and Dumont. Discover hand made candles produced exclusively in three scents for Fête de la Boutique together with Revivo Candela or try Elephant Gin a London Dry Gin produced in Germany. Come visit.

Fête de la Boutique, Mulackstraße 11, D-10119 Berlin
www.fetedelaboutique.com
www.facebook.com/fetedelaboutique

Go for WILDGOLD

Fanny Zschau, Digital Diva Deluxe,  Fashion, Food, Product, Shop, The Berlin Guidebook
Website: www.wildgold

The new Berlin label WILDGOLD – founded by Nikolas Gieber from friendlyfur.de and the excellent cook Stefan Beck – is the first trading platform for premium food, design objects and lifestyle materials, that will be delivered directly from nature into your house. Here you will find only certified goods which are directly related to nature: Non-industrially manufactured products such as marmelade, meat, honey, wild herbs, natural clothing, furniture, jewelry and many more. With WILDGOLD you can rise from the wild right to the stars – like Seneca proposed – per aspera ad astra. Products who come directly from nature not only make you happy but allow you to be a consumer who is part of it. The new platform is ideal for smal sellers of nature related foods like beekeepers or hunters, masons or artists like goldsmiths, art and design professionals. On the customer side collectors, gourmets and nature lovers will find catering and hotel services here, as well as a daily growing number of excellent products. Become a collector and hunter – go for WILDGOLD!

Find the whole offer of WILDGOLD in the online shop
www.WILDGOLD.de
www.facebook.com/Wildgold

KARL LAGERFELD Store Opening

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One of the biggest events during Fashion Week in Berlin was The KARL LAGERFELD Concept Store Opening in cooperation with plajer & franz studio. Although the well known German fashion designer is based in Paris, we love him not only for his fashion, but also for his brilliant art, photographies and of couse his attitude and always sharp quotes not only about fashion. Over the decades, the Chanel chef couturier has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. Around the world he is well recognized for his trademark white hair, black glasses and high starched collars. Lagerfeld never talks about his age or wealthy childhood and claims his white cat Choupette his greatest love. A must, not only for fashion victims in Berlin where you will find accessoires, books and fashion for women and men on about 100 sqaremetres. At the moment whith a good chance to meet the master in person. If you are not in town yet, you can of course shop online.

KARL LAGERFELD Store, Neue Schönhauser Strasse 8, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Mon–Sat 11am to 8pm, www.karl.com