A little piece of doggy heaven in Berlin: Grunewaldsee

July 16, 2014

Grunewaldsee Berlin_ shores at the dog lake

I had been hearing about the merits of Grunewaldsee for some time, but it wasn't until überlin wrote this post that I made up my mind we had to go - and soon. So once the weather finally looked like* it might be amenable for such a trip, we packed into the car and headed across town with the hopes of giving Bailey something to replace the swimming pool and great big ocean we left behind in California.

After a brief rainstorm upon arrival that threatened our commitment to this outing, we headed into the forest under relatively clear skies in search of this oft-talked about dog lake. But first, we encountered a retriever hell-bent on retrieving - a 'stick' that was actually more of a small tree. We watched and laughed at his determination for awhile, Bailey thoroughly confused since in her mind sticks are made for whittling down to toothpicks rather than carrying proudly. After what we had just witnessed, we continued on, eager to see Bailey's excitement at this new place so clearly dominated by all that makes dogs happy.

Upon first seeing the beach, Bailey raced ahead of us, straight down to the water where a large group of dogs were already running, swimming and playing with each another. It was like a doggy playground, a secluded forest and lake just for them. Bailey eagerly resumed her favorite water game of fetching the stick - which she only does in water, on dry land, forget about it - her eyes gleaming in anticipation of every throw that meant she got to dive back out into the water.

In addition to watching our dog have the time of her life, Grunewald was a treat for us as well. Like so many other green spaces in Berlin, it's a place to get lost in the trees and the quiet, forgetting that the big city lay just outside of its borders. On a hot day, it's a paradise of shade and cool water for both its two-legged and four-legged visitors.

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* This is almost always impossible, as Yahoo weather will say overcast while it's bright and sunny outside or even leaving one's apartment in decent weather doesn't guarantee that alternating rain, pounding hail and hot sunshine won't confound the weather report for the length of the journey, as it did for us the day of this outing. Oh, Berlin weather...

Latest Germany home decor discovery: Urbanara

July 10, 2014

Urbanara shop collage home decor linens lighting bedding

Coming from the US, trying to create a home in Germany is hard. The whole install-your-own-kitchen (and lighting and window coverings and bathroom cabinets...) way of doing things can be a shock to an American renter's system, not to mention bank account. But it was the lack of a middle ground in home furnishings that really challenged my interior design sensibilities. It was either that ubiquitous Swedish superstore or specialty shops where light fixtures could run in the four-figures. Where were the German equivalents to retailers like West Elm and Crate and Barrel? As far as I could see, there weren't any. Or at least, any with designs worth putting in a stylish home. There's a reason so many European apartments are filled with Ikea.

Sure, after moving to Berlin, a whole world of opportunity opened up with the plethora of shops, boutiques and flea markets, but the abundance of choice, and time needed to scour said choices, can feel overwhelming. So after nearly five years of unfinished home projects, I've been eager to find a one-stop-shop to fill the remaining holes left in my interior design plans. Something modern, clean, homey. Something not Ikea. Enter Urbanara.

I happened upon its pop-up booth inside Bikini Berlin while exploring with a friend the other week and was immediately drawn to some of the light fixtures hung inside. Just what I had been looking for. A look at the price tag left me slack-jawed. This stuff was affordable. No 500€ light fixtures here. As if I needed to be further sold, the woman there told me everything was online and that my first purchase could be had at a 10% discount. I left with a brochure and visions of Tom Dixon-esque copper lights and graphic throw pillows dancing in my head. Making our home everything I had hoped it would be finally feels within reach - without sacrificing the rest of our lifestyle.

The best of summer sale: shoe edition

July 8, 2014

The best of summer shoe sales

What is a good summer sale binge if new summer shoes are not part of the deal? While I'm quite loyal to my Birks this year, it wouldn't hurt to add some other styles into the mix. These are a few of my favorites, some of which I've been stalking since they first came out, others I only just discovered with the onset of the sales. From simple flats to sexy wedges, there's something for every summer occasion.

Here's to warm weather, bare toes and shoes affordable enough to properly celebrate the season!

The best of summer sale

July 3, 2014

My summer sale picks

The great thing about fashion is its early jump on the coming season. What that means for summer - at least here in Berlin - is that right when things are finally starting to warm up a bit, ice cream shops start to stay open a little later and daydreams about sitting on a beach sipping piña coladas persist with a vengeance, all the great stuff to help you look your best while indulging in the gloriousness of summer are going on sale. These perfect pieces are all 25-50% off right now, taking much of the guilt out of indulging in some new things for the season, just because. With all this savings, there's got to be some budget leftover for at least a little summer getaway, right...?

Faux-leather shorts | Part tough, part playful, I'm loving the idea of the leather short. This faux version with understated, monochromatic details makes the trend attainable for less.

Hair slides | Whether you're growing your hair out like I am or just want to tuck stray strands back from sticky to your sweaty summertime forehead, you can't go wrong with simple bobby pins. Less fussy than barrettes and a step up from drugstore bobbies, these will make even a hasty summer 'do look pulled together.

Marled coat | I've had my eye on this Isabel Marant-wannabe since it came out. So now that it's half-price, it's hard to fight the pull any longer. Light enough for chilly summer nights, it'll also be a transition piece for autumn.

Pleated top | Not usually one for peplum tops (does anyone else feel like a human flower in them, or is that just me?), the higher cinching and longer drape on this one has a much more flattering shape. Plus, the delicate straps and breezy pleats are picture-perfect summertime.

Tropical print bikini top and bottom | Printed swimsuits can so often look tacky or chintzy, but this classy, tonal print is just the ticket for a summer holiday. Now to decide on a destination...

Ripped white jeans | After buying my first pair of white jeans a few months back since oh, sometime in the '90s, and miraculously not spilling red wine on them yet, my confidence level in the quintessential summer pant has vastly improved. I think a ripped pair for a little more edge would be the perfect next step.

Picnic blanket | Even if you can't get away to a tropical island, taking this palm-print blanket to a nearby park to bask in some summer sun might be the next best thing.

Striped knit scarf | This massive, cozy-like-your-favorite-t-shirt scarf would be the perfect summer travel companion. Wrap it up for a neck-warming scarf when it's downright cold, or drape it around bare shoulders to fight the evening chill.

Leather clutch | Sold as a clutch, it's also the perfect size to act as a travel wallet for money, passports and boarding passes. From plane ride to beachside evening bag. What a coincidence.

My (reluctant) journey back to the Birkenstock

July 1, 2014

birkenstock collage_ modern legacy kaitlyn ham_ we the people jessie bush_ jcrew lookbook_ afterdrk Sabrina Meijer The whole 'ugly shoe' phenomenon in high fashion and the subsequent resurgence of Birkenstocks is no longer new (after all, the informal kick-off with Celine's fur-lined pool slides was spring 2013), but it wasn't until a year later that I have finally come over to the dark side - also knows as, the Arizona sandal. Yes, I had the 'training-wheel' Gizeh Birks for years, but thinking back to those thick, two-strapped, black suede monstrosities I wore in high school with ill-fitting acid-washed denim and flannel shirts à la Kurt Cobain had me ready to break out in hives. Really? Were we going back there? Funny thing is, the more I saw these fashion bloggers and cool Europeans rocking them (see above) in ways that felt nothing like the Birkenstocks I once knew, I started to wonder why I was fighting so hard. These ladies actually looked pretty darn chic, so who's to say I wouldn't as well?

Sure, they're not the most attractive, slimming shoe in the footwear universe, but there's something distinctly European (in a good way) about them and these days, they seem more often paired with a Celine handbag and leather shorts than gypsy skirts and dreadlocks. I mean, how cool does this girl look? It's fashion without trying so hard. Add to that the comfort factor for all the urban trekking I do and the comparatively easy-on-the-wallet price tag here in Deutschland, I figured it was a bandwagon worth jumping on.

Not that I was ready to go all in right away. I spent some time fighting hard against the original ugly shoe - the Birkenstock - by trying a myriad of possibilities that might spare me any associations with their previous life, at least in the US, as a schleppy, hippie shoe. First up was Zara's all-black, patent leather version with pretty buckles.

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The look was all-right, but everything else was all wrong. The fit was terribly small and the stiff, sharp edges cut into the skin of my foot just walking around my apartment. At 69€, it was just too much for such an under-performing shoe. I'm young enough to want fashionable footwear, but too old to settle for shoes that require adhesive bandages just to keep from looking like an Edward Scissorhands victim. Back they went.

And so I tried again, this time with an & Other Stories chic and simple pair.

and other stories black leather two strap sandal
Once again, they fell short of my inflated hopes. They looked OK, but as far as style went, I just couldn't shake the Calvin Klein ca. 1992 vibe, so I felt rather dated in this version. Ultimately, the deciding factor was quality. They smelled so strongly of chemical rubber and squeaked horribly with every step I took. So, I struck out again.

After more online photo stalking to convince myself and receiving a generous coupon for an online shoe store, I was won over by the pull of the masses and conceded in trying a pair of the original, throwing caution into the wind and opting for the white that is trending right now.

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At first, I couldn't get past the vast amounts of white surrounding my not-so-small feet and the resemblance to medical professionals' footwear. But the more I tried them on - and after some very crucial adjustments to bring in the width from Fred Flintstone-esque to a more reasonable and nearly feminine silhouette - the more I started to feel these were what I had been looking for all along. It didn't hurt that they were half the price of the previous ones I tried, not to mention a mere fraction of what these are going for in the US right now (tip for those in Germany: avoid the inflated prices of fashion website and stores, these can be scored for much less elsewhere).

Much like Chucks or Vans, I think these are comfortable classics that, no matter if they're trending in the fashion world, they will always have staying power. Now that I'm 100% on board, I'm ready to dive in with some black pairs as well... (I can practically see my mom shaking her head from halfway around the world already)

If, like me, you are apprehensive about the trend, there are all kinds of variations and knock-offs that can help ease the transition...

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Vagabond Erie slides | Clarks Romantic Moon sandal | Whistles Holly sandal | Sam Edelman Adora sandal

Here's to the summer of the Birkenstock and comfortable feet!

top image credits (clockwise):
Kaitlyn Ham of Modern Legacy
Jessie Bush of We The People
Sabrina Meijer of AfterDRK
J.Crew spring lookbook

My Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Berlin

June 26, 2014

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Santa Maria_margaritas and salsa A lot like a good burger, authentic Mexican food in Germany is often as elusive as the chupacabra, especially outside of culturally-diverse Berlin. So often done wrong by well-meaning restauranteurs, one begins to understand what to look for when seeking out the real deal: Spanish-speaking - both in menu and cooking staff, spicy dishes not compromised to appease the more sedate German palate, and of course, good word of mouth. The catch with word of mouth though, is it's all about perspective and expectations. I have so often overheard people bad-mouthing some of our favorite Mexican spots or been disappointed by a place highly recommended, and have come to learn that food is so subjective, it's nearly impossible to declare something 'the best' across the board. There will always be someone who disagrees, or values other aspects of said cuisine. This makes seeking out and declaring 'the best' of anything in a culinarily-blessed city like Berlin a difficult, albeit delicious, task.

So after several months of criss-crossing Berlin in search of some of the best Mexican food, I have come up with what I consider to be a pretty solid list of places to get your fix. Let's be honest, some days you really want great tacos, while others, you're just in it to get your drank on. So rather than rank them overall, I have broken down what I think each does best, as well as put some of my favorite aspects of Mexican restaurants - like great chips and margaritas - to the test. Who am I to make these grand declarations about Berlin's Mexican food, you might be asking. Well, I'm a born-and-raised Californian with a lifetime of experience eating good Mexican food, from our family-run neighborhood restaurant that had been a favorite of my family for generations, to family friends bringing up homemade tamales directly from Mexico. College eating meant frequent stops for giant, greasy breakfast burritos after a long night of drinking, with regular burritos in between for good measure. Before leaving California, we had a regular weekend brunch spot that consisted of creative Cal-Mex fare and the most potent and delicious frozen margarita concoctions known to man (nothing says 'breakfast' quite like a mimosa-margarita, am I right?). So, Mexican food and I, we go way back.

So now that you know where I'm coming from, I would like to introduce you to my favorite places to get Mexican food in this wonderful new city of ours. Obviously, main courses are the most important considerations, but margaritas, guacamole and chips (notoriously terrible in Germany) rank pretty high in importance as well, not to mention other factors like ambiance, location and staff.* I'm certain some will disagree with this list, or even want to contest me on a few (we foodies can be a passionate bunch), but my hope is that whether you are a Berliner or just visiting, you will find something here to enjoy. After all, that's what good food is about.

Maria Bonita

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Maria Bonita_quesadillas tinga de pollo
Discovering some of the city's best Mexican food was mere blocks from our new Berlin apartment felt like hitting the foodie jackpot. While the proximity is a definite plus, it's really the food that has us frequenting this spot on a regular basis. The simple menu of a few kinds of tacos, burritos and quesadillas, with a couple specialty items like heuevos rancheros, might make choosing easier if only everything weren't so damn good. Think taco truck meets your favorite neighborhood dive.

The quesadilla de pollo especial, with its juicy and flavourful chicken was my mainstay for a long time, until I discovered the simple perfection that is the carnitas taco: just tortillas and slow-cooked pork, that is then fried until golden and crispy. If I'm feeling crazy, I might add a little salsa or guacamole, but mostly I just stick with a squeeze of lime and enjoy the salty crispness in its purest form. One of my other favorites, ordered almost every visit, is the 'plato' of chips with guacamole and the best refried beans I can remember having in I don't know how long. The frozen Mezcal margaritas are another favorite, what I might even say is the best in the city. It was during our first visit here on an apartment-scouting trip in the dead of winter that I discovered the Berlin holy grail of my favorite cocktail, enjoying it so much, I ordered a second one to-go. In the snow.

So while the food is the clear star here, the charmingly chipped enamelware your order arrives on and the colorful lucha libre figures that line the window sill helps make this one of our go-to spots. Though the seating area is small and can get crowded during peak times, I've found that turnover is fairly quick at this casual eatery and we have never waited very long for a place to sit and enjoy our meal. The staff is friendly and mostly fluent in German and English, and often Spanish as well.

chips & salsa/guacamole: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
margaritas: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
spiciness: 🔥 🔥 🔥
can't miss: carnitas

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Maria Bonita
Danziger Straße 33
10435 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
U2 Eberswalder Straße / M10 Husemanstraße
open 7 days a week 12:00-23:00 in summer | Monday-Sunday the rest of the year
specials & updates on Twitter or Facebook

Ta'Cabrón Taqueria

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Ta'Cabron Taqueria_jalapeno and cheese tamales
The first time we visited Ta'Cabrón, I looked at the menu almost entirely in Spanish and the offering of not just one, but two kinds of my-very-favorite-yet-incredibly-elusive-in-Germany Mexican specialty - the tamale - and knew we had found a potential winner. With my first sip of its perfectly mixed, chili-salt rimmed margarita, I knew this would be a regular stop for us.

Ta'Cabrón is perhaps the most authentic Mexican on this list. Its intense, rich and belly-burning flavors satiate an expat's need for Mexican food like nothing else. Phenomenal margaritas, delicious chips and guacamole, and never-disappointing entrees are always a reminder that we need to get out to Kreuzberg to eat more often. Definitely the place with the spiciest options we've come across, the heat never overpowers the amazing flavors of cornmeal or rich, chocolatey mole. The simple beans that come with most plates also do not disappoint.

The colorful, cozy interior is perfect for getting warm in the cold months, while the ample outdoor seating is most enjoyable when the weather gets warmer. Additionally, I have probably heard the most English and Spanish from patrons here than any other place on this list, if that is at all telling of who values its cuisine.

chips & salsa/guacamole: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
margaritas: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
spiciness: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
can't miss: tamales, anything with mole sauce

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Ta'Cabron Taqueria_chicken mole tacos
Ta'Cabrón Taqueria
Skalitzer Straße 60
10997 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
U1 Schlesisches Tor
open 7 days a week, 13:00-23:00 (Fri & Sat until 24:00)

Santa Maria

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Santa Maria_carnitas pork tacos
Perhaps it's a bit unfair to have Santa Maria on this list, seeing as it is owned by the same folks as Maria Bonita, but I think the offerings and the vibe are different enough to call it a separate entry. Much bigger than its little sister Maria Bonita, this location is still always packed. We have been for lunch, for dinner and for Taco Tuesday and pretty much had to wait for a table every time. All that space and yet no reservations when trying to plan a night out can be a bit frustrating. That being said, it is worth the wait.

What Santa Maria lacks in the small-time charm of Maria Bonita, it makes up for it in menu offerings. You will find similarities in the basics like tacos, burritos and quesadillas, but in many more variations, including more vegetarian, seafood and spicy chorizo options. It is with the ample offerings that I think this restaurant really wins: tostadas, enchiladas, soup, salad and a wonderfully spicy and heart-attack-worthy cheese fondue with tortillas. The drink menu is equally impressive with everything from micheladas (not so impressive) and a frozen mango-jalapeno margarita (spicy and delicious!), to the classics like bloody marys and caipirinhas.

If you're looking for a budget meal, then Taco Tuesdays can't be beat: 1€ tacos and tequila shots all day. If you happen to be a bit of a culinary snob, like myself, it's worth springing for regular menu items, as the special-priced tacos on Tuesday can be a bit lackluster compared to what you can get for just a couple euros more. Every time I am here, I struggle with the plethora of options and mentally file away all the things I want to order on my next visit (like all those offerings of pumpkin with chipotle and caramelized red onion...). Solid chips and guacamole, with great basic margaritas on the rocks, it's definitely worth a visit for any Mexican food connoisseur. Just arrive early to ensure you get a table.

chips & salsa/guacamole: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
margaritas: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
spiciness: 🔥 🔥
can't miss: mango-jalapeno margarita

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Santa Maria_choriqueso chorizo cheese fondue
Santa Maria
Oranienstraße 170
10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
U1 Kottbusser Tor
open 7 days a week 12:00-late

La Tortilla Atomica

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_La Tortilla Atomica_potato tacos
It didn't take us long on our first visit to Street Food Thursday to hone in on the tacos booth. Often with one of the longest lines at the weekly food festival, we quickly discovered why. The owner hails from Mexico City and has clearly brought the flavors and spice with him. Their usual pork offering is juicy and delicious, but it's when they make something special like al pastor - chunks of pork marinated with spices and pineapple pieces - that you become a die-hard fan. And don't be fooled by the almost German-looking potato option, with its onions, peppers and slow burn in your belly, it's all Mexican. Those averse to mouth-burning heat would be advised against even touching the salsa.

Even with long lines, no margaritas and somewhat disappointing tortilla chips (of the German grocery persuasion), the excellent guacamole and stellar tacos makes it a must on Thursdays. But beware, like many Street Food Thursday vendors, they are not there every week, which means scoring some of their tacos becomes even more covetable a task. Now if only they would open a store front so I could get my taco fix on a more regular basis...

chips & salsa/guacamole: ⭐ ⭐
margaritas: n/a
spiciness: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
can't miss: um, the tacos!

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_La Tortilla Atomica_chips and guacamole
La Tortilla Atomica
At Street Food Thursday | 17:00-22:00 | Markthalle Neun
Eisenbahnstraße 42, 10997 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
U1 Görtlizter Bahnhof
check Facebook for schedule and specials

Agüevo Taqueria Cantina

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Aguevo Taqueria Cantina_tacos dorados de pollo
Our most recent discovery on Berlin's Mexican food circuit, we were rather surprised at how Agüevo Taqueria has eluded us for so long. Our first visit, we were immediately struck by the great outdoor seating at colorfully painted tables. When the super sweet waitress, who seemed right at home taking our orders in Spanish from my husband, brought our on-the-rocks margaritas, we believed we had found the place in Berlin for this signature Mexican cocktail. When the chips and guacamole arrived, we started to get even more excited for our entrees. The guacamole was good, though not quite on par with some others on this list, but it was the perfectly crisp tortilla chips that became our new favorite.

After eating here a few times, we have come to the conclusion that it is the more specialty items - the chicken enchiladas smothered in a spicy mole sauce or the fat little rolled and filled tortillas, fried to perfect crispness - that is where they really shine. The tacos are good, but I think better can be had elsewhere in the city. I am looking forward to trying more off their diverse and ample menu, like their tasty-looking soups, on future visits. Or perhaps just make a meal out of the amazing chips and margaritas.

chips & salsa/guacamole: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
margaritas: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
spiciness: 🔥 🔥
can't miss: enmoladas

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Aguevo Taqueria Cantina_chips salsa guacamole
Agüevo Taqueria Cantina
Wühlischerstraße 12
10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain)
S Berlin Ostkreuz / M13 Boxhagenerstr./Holteistr.
open 7 days a week 12:00-23:00 (Fri & Sat until late) | Sunday brunch 10:00-16:00

Best Mexican Food in Berlin_Dolores_burrito bowl chips guacamole
Honorable mentions go to Dolores for its tasty and filling burritos - not to mention the best tortilla chips in Berlin (see above) - and to Tacos de Mexico, which lost some points for lackluster chips and margaritas, as well as its rather remote location, but has some really flavourful and authentic tacos.

* These are solely my opinions and my impressions can only be applied to what I have actually eaten. There may be spicier items on the menu or a better margarita somewhere else, but I can only comment on what I have experienced. That said, if you think you have found something better, please do not hesitate to share it in the comments. Nothing would make me happier than doing further 'research' on this topic!

Photos from #EverchangingBerlin European InstaMeet

June 24, 2014

European Instagram meetup #EverchangingBerlin_Karl Marx Allee photographer stormy sky With all the opportunity to discover more of Berlin and learn from some really amazing photographers the other weekend at the #EverchangingBerlin InstaMeet, I lugged my DSLR along for the experience to capture some highlights on more than just my iPhone. After all, Instagram can't have all the fun where Berlin exploration and creative photography is concerned.

The temperamental weather made for alternating dramatic backdrops of piercing blue skies and threatening dark clouds, not to mention providing a sense of adventure whenever the downpours happened, forcing us to duck into underground stations or take cover beneath the elevated Ubahn tracks and get creative with our protected surroundings. At the end of Saturday's marathon of photo walks and activities, my overstimulated brain was nearly as tired as my aching feet.

Sunday's brunch at Tempelhof was the perfect way to relax after the previous day, with the airport-turned-public-park being one of my favorite places to meander around. For those who have never been, you may be thinking 'how exciting can an old abandoned airport be?', but there is just something about the wide open space in the middle of a big ol' city that fosters a sense of freedom and at-oneness with nature. The weather gods once again blessed us, this time with warm sunshine and picture-perfect fluffy white clouds for relaxing on picnic blankets, getting in our last chance at socializing with this amazing, worldly group and later, to explore Tempelhofer Feld and create more inspirational images together.

I must say again how grateful I am for the organizers, sponsors, photo walk leader and all the attendees for making this weekend happen. The friends I've made, the new, talented Instagrammers that have been added to my feed and the influx of crazy-good creative energy have added more to my Instagram journey and relatively new life here in Berlin than I can say. I am humbled, grateful and ready to take my own creative endeavours to the next level.

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