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Escape: Hessenburg

I love the countryside around Berlin, down to the Spreewald and all the way up to the Ostsee. However, if you wanna stay the night, things get tricky: most hotels don’t match the beauty of the surrounding nature, to put it politely. If you agree, you might be feeling the same joy I did when I discovered this gem through a lovely email sent to me by a landscape architect who highly recommended the Kranichhotel close by Stralsund as an escape destination. I clicked the link and floored I was. Couple weeks later, I packed my dog, jumped in the car and headed north to find the most beautifully renovated mansion in the middle of nowhere.

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Dinner in Berlin: The Store Kitchen

You remember that giant mountain of rhubarb pavlova served at the 10th birthday of stilinberlin? I couldn’t forget it, dreamed about it, even. So when I came back to enjoy one of the first evening services of The Store Kitchen, I was over the moon to meet this glorious dessert again.

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Preview: Breakfast Market Stil in Berlin Birthday Edition

It’s almost time, you guys! The big birthday Breakfast Market feast celebrating this very blog’s 10th birthday is happening this Sunday at Markthalle Neun! Unless you follow me on Snapchat (find me as stilinberlin, obvs), you don’t yet know that I visited three of my breakfast superstars and photographed (and tested) what they’ll be serving on Sunday – just to make your mouths water a little more in anticipation. And it’s insanely delicious – they’ve certainly put in some passion and creativity to make sure we’re having meaty, vegetarian and vegan options you can’t find anywhere else in Berlin at this time of day. So get your stomachs ready and start drooling now:

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The Best Places in Berlin: A Map 2016

After a year (and since the first edition is sold-out), it was time to seriously update my beloved printed guide to this city – to not only cover all the new opening times of my long-time favorites, but to finally include all the new additions – twenty-six new spots to be precise, which pushes it to 98 best places in Berlin in total! To honor this update, Alexandra Bruns developed a new design, with new colors, and a new glossy cover – while we kept all the things that proved to work so well: the format, the folding, the categories. Let me know what you think! And get it here.

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Italian in Berlin: Cecconi’s

Torstraße 1, formerly only known as Soho House, and by now also home to the fabulous The Store and its Kitchen, got a new addition: a fancy Italian place going by the name of Cecconi’s. Originated in Venice, this Italian restaurant can be found in London, West Hollywood, Miami Beach, Istanbul and now also in Mitte. Serving dishes from Northern Italy in an Art-Deco inspired and quite luxe interior, it’s a prime spot for important business meetings, fancy dates and any time you want a decent pizza baked in the most gorgeous marble oven.