Spring in Berlin

Me doing a ‘spring cowboy-slash-mushroom look’, starring a Jil Sander hat…

Spring in Berlin is one of the best moments to visit this city – the greenery starts to pop all over the streets, people drink wine in front of the restaurants and the light, comfy ‘Berliner’ style in in full bloom as well. Planning a weekend trip to this city soon? Here are some of the addresses you will definitely love!

Everything about Panama makes it one of the hottest restaurants of the moment, or even… a cult place. Hidden on Potsdamer Straße (a stone throw from Andreas Murkudis), the two-story space has been designed by Karoline Butzert and Nora Witzigmann. It breathes with contemporary art, and the artistic contributions, like Julius von Bismarck’s photographs or bone-shaped neon by Kerim Seiler, lets you feel like in an art gallery. The idea behind Panama’s menu is to share your food with others. That’s why it’s recommended to order about 5 different dishes per person, to discover the restaurant’s unique cuisine. From tacos with red cabbage to salmon trout ceviche, Panama offers a wide range of varying tastes and ingredient compositions. Don’t forget to try ‘Panama’ empanadas with sesame ponzu and their cardamon churros for the desert!

Potsdamer Straße 91

Berliners buy in two places: either at COS or at Acne Studios. And while the selection at COS is crazy good (I can approve after my last, spring-summer shopping frenzy…), Acne Studios seems to be a worship place here. The brand’s huge space on Potsdammer Straße is as good as the new season’s clothes. Very, very lovely people work here, too!

Potsdamer Straße 87

I wrote about Andreas Murkudis countless of times, so I thing there’s no need to introduce this God of all concept stores (ok, Colette was first, but Andreas Murkudis stole my heart forever). Still, I’m reminding it here! Also, how good is the Dries Van Noten x Verner Panton bag?

Potsdammer Sraße 81

Do You Read Me?! is the best press and books supply in town. About 10 years ago, this space fully dedicated to printed matter opened in Mitte. A very well curated assortment of magazines and newspapers. Fashion, photography and art, architecture, interior and design, illustration, graphic design and typography, cultural matters and society. All under one roof!

Auguststraße 28

Jewelry designer Sabrina Dehoff launched Dehoff Studio in Mitte. It’s an evolving fashion concept starting with a line of dresses that will be showcased next to the Dehoff’s jewelry brand. The space itself is a place for artists and other experts in their field to cooperate with her and to use Dehoff Studio as an open space which acts as an artisanal lab bringing back the hand-made craft and care that consumers are craving.

Auguststraße 26A

For gorgeous flowers vist Kians Garden. Their boutique/studio is a true floral paradise you won’t want to leave!

130 Kantstraße

Wochenmarkt Kollwitzplatz takes place every Saturday. It’s a market that involves local farmers and artisans, but not only. You will find a stall with home-made raviolis stuffed with asparagus and ricotta; a guy who sells colourful, fleecy cashmere blankets; girls with brilliantly looking flower bouquets… all that in the heart of booming Prenzlauer Berg district.

Wörther Straße

MDC Cosmetic offers a range of exclusive, international cosmetics, supplies and accessories for a home spa and nutritional supplements. From Santa Maria Novella 1612 perfumes and Susanne Kaufmann bath salts to Astier de Villatte candles and Rahua cosmetics, this adorable, cozy space got you covered with all the ‘treat yourself’ kind of products. Cosmetic advice and treatments are available on request.

Knaackstraße 26

If you’re lucky to book a place at Sasaya, it’s for sure – you will eat the best Japanese cuisine in entire Berlin. Sasaya offers seasonal dishes just as classical sushi rolls, soups and their signatures (like the delightful gyoza sticks). The prices are surprisingly affordable, while the quality’s top knotch.

Lychener Straße 50

All photos by Edward Kanarecki.

Blooming Berlin

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Pomegranates at the Turkish market.

During the spring, Berlin is literally blooming. From the markets in Kreuzberg to local, neighborhood flower shops (like the delightful Blume & Raum with their front yard), the colours are everywhere! Undoubtfully, it’s the most beautiful season here. Take a look at some of the photos I took last Friday.

Blume & Raum /  Lausitzer Str. 26a

Turkish Market / Maybachufer

C/O Berlin / Hardenbergstraße 22-24

All photos by Edward Kanarecki.

Małgosia Bochenek

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She’s mystical, she’s nature, she’s primavera. Inspired by woman and womanhood, Małgosia Bochenek embraces those who live in harmony with the rhythm of nature and it’s cycle. Delicate fabrics, feminine frills, transparencies and flowery patterns – yes, designs for real goddesses. That’s the vision of a woman according to Małgosia, whose new, namesake label has just kicked off (specifically, on the first day of spring). And I’m more than happy to present you the campaign I’ve been working on with her and Paulina Pajka, the photographer. Hope you will enjoy those witchy, sun-drenched and Goddard-inspired collages.

See her site as well!

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Collages by Edward Kanarecki.

Stay or Go. Rosie Assoulin Resort 2018

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Whether you’re staying at home or going out – Rosie Assoulin‘s collections are always a pretty good idea. For resort 2018, the designer has a truly inviting offering of clothes you want to wear, when everything starts to bloom and you feel like living again. From the spring-ready green coat and adorable bucket bags to pink overalls and striped pajama pants in navy, everything is insanely beautiful and most of all, wearable. Off to your local bodega or a gallery opening, these clothes perfectly balance between utility and this kind of arty edginess (take the fluroscent pleated gown, for instance). If you’re not entirely the ‘active’ type, no problem – Rosie has the super-slouchy knit awaiting your cozy day at home. Bon weekender!

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Collage by Edward Kanarecki (backdrop: Edouard Manet’s ‘Luncheon on the Grass’).