2016

French elegance and urban sophistication at the Sofitel Kudamm

The Sofitel on Kudamm is perfect for families and businesspeople who want to be right in the middle of an urban Westberlin experience! Read my full and honest review of the 5-star-hotel.
1 Nov ’16 by Sara Places, Travel

Borgo Pignano, the deluxe Tuscany hotel

Last summer, we went on a two week road trip through Italy. While in Tuscany, we stopped for a 3 night stay at the outstanding luxury hotel Borgo Pignano. Read the review and decide for yourself: hot or not?
30 Oct ’16 by Sara Travel

Panama Restaurant: Fine Dreaming on Potsdamer Straße

The Panama restaurant on Potsdamer Straße is like a soothing bath in a crystal clear lagoon: wild, exotic, and like a wonderful dream.
26 Oct ’16 by Sara Food, Places

Soulmates Berlin: Crisis Management after Berghain

Tina Steckling, founder of Soulmates Berlin, offers spontaneous and fully qualified crisis management and psychological support in Neukölln without the bureaucracy. I talked to her to find out more about Berlins collective issues and about mental healthcare in general.
21 Oct ’16 by Sara Community, Other

ARKADIA by Jan Herdlicka

Our resident artist Jan Herdlicka delivers another series which translates urban vision into a photographic method - and brilliantly so.

Sunday Aperitivo at Caffè Torino

It was due time to gather all of my bestest friends to celebrate the relaunch (or rather: unlikely endurance) of FINDINGBERLIN! And there's no better way to do it than by combining our two favourite things: Berlins lazy and cold Sunday afternoons meet the Italian passion for wonderfully prepared drinks and delicious antipasti. I hate to break the news to you, guys, but it's getting cold and uncomfortable, and unless climate change kicks into gear soon, it'll stay like this until the beginning of next August. And that's the optimistic outlook. In order to cope with the winter, I recommend we become collectively inspired by the Italian drinking culture. I call it La Deutsche Vita - Germans drinking and snacking with style. It's pretty easy to do, I promise. If you need a place to host you, the beautiful pop-up Caffè Torino is open on the weekends from 4-10pm until the 6th of November, and welcomes you to enjoy Aperitivo culture at its finest; located at Raabestraße 1 in Prenzlauer Berg. Or you might also want to stay at home - no problem. Gather your best friends on a Sunday and celebrate the fact that there's literally nothing you can do outside! All you need to recreate the Aperitivo moment: flavorful snacks & antipasti; an intimate playlist, just like the one Juli prepared for our Aperitivo and of course, the drinks! My favorite drink, based on the new premium Martinis, is the Americano Bolognese. It has nothing to do with the pasta variety Bolognese (unfortunately), and everything with the Daniele Dalla Polla, the Aperitivo specialist from Bologna who twisted the classic Americano. Together with Marc Alvarez, he authored the signature drinks menu of the Caffè Torino in Berlin. And of course, here's the recipe for your Americano Bolognese at home: AMERICANO BOLOGNESE 40 ml Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino 20 ml Martini Bitter Angostura Bitter 60 ml Tonic Water Orange/Lemon peel Voilà: That's all you need to have a great time on a Sunday. Not only despite of the weather, but exactly because of the weather! Day-drinking seems only justified when nothing else is a viable option (because rain and cold). What makes the Aperitivo so special is the immanent social structure of the gathering. The more, the merrier! And nobody needs to extensively cook or prepare to have a long night out. Maybe it's an "old people" thing now, but I really can't pull all-nighters anymore (which, in typical Berlin fashion, start at 3 AM on a Saturday morning... kids, you have my blessings, but I'm out). The Aperitivo, on the other hand, starts at 4PM - a timing that I can definitely get behind, especially on a Sunday. My dear, lovely friends - thank you for coming by to the FINDINGBERLIN Sunday Aperitivo, and here's to hoping that Berlin will learn to appreciate the Sunday afternoons of the future with more of that Mediterranean flavor! A strong thank you and many kisses go out also to the wonderful barkeepers, my sweethearts of the year! Caffè Torino is the perfect location for a Sunday Funday in sweatpants! The pop-up Vermouth café in Prenzlauer Berg prepares a variety of Aperitivos, based on the new Martini specials Riservo Ambrato and Riservo Rubino - two special premium Martinis that haven't been available in Berlin until now. facebook.com/MARTINIDeutschland instagram.com/MARTINIDeutschland twitter.com/MARTINI_drinks youtube.com/MARTINI
17 Oct ’16 by Sara Community, Events

C-HR Festival: “The Future Of Meat Is Vegan”

From the 12th-23rd October 2016, CH-R Festival in Berlin-Mitte aims to unite art, fashion, design and economy to discuss the future of innovation and creativity.
14 Oct ’16 by Sara Events

Schloss Gamehl, the perfect weekend retreat in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Schloss Gamehl is a perfect get-away resort only 2 hours from Berlin. A wonderful estate surrounded by farmland, with beautiful rooms & a spa to enjoy.
12 Oct ’16 by Sara Travel

Caffè Torino: Aperitivo Culture in Berlin

Martini invites you to become part of the traditional Italian Aperitivo culture at the pop-up Vermoutheria Caffè Torino in Prenzlauer Berg.
11 Oct ’16 by Sara Events, Food

Quy Nguyen: Vegan Vietnamese Food

It's not easy being vegan, which is why it's important to show appreciation and special attention to the places that make it seem like it is. Vegan Vietnamese restaurant Quy Nguyen is one of these places.
10 Oct ’16 by Sara Food

Retune Festival 2016

The future is now: The Retune Festival 2016 is all about exploring the opportunities of storytelling in virtual reality, expanding creative expression with Artificial Intelligence, extending bodies and senses and investigating how creatives get from prototypes to products.
8 Oct ’16 by Sara Events, Making Berlin

AirSpace in Berlin: Ästhetik des Digitalen

27 Sep ’16 by Sara Community, Other

BERLIN SOUP: Fund Your Neighborhood Project

€5 gets you soup, bread and a vote. The Berlin Soup aims to unite members of Berlins neighborhood in a safe environment, with the chance to win the kickstarting funds for their project ideas.
15 Sep ’16 by Sara Community, Events

Italien: Sommerferien in der Toskana

Unsere Reise begann in Südtirol und setzte sich über Verona, Lucca, Cinque Terre, den weißen Strand bei Vada, ins traumhafte Chalet Borgo Pignano bei San Gimigiano und schließlich nach Bologna fort. Bologna war toll. Aber da gibt's nicht viel zu sagen außer: Italien Road Trip darf jeder mal gemacht haben.
8 Sep ’16 by Sara Travel