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+ hat trick

+ hat trick

Summer’s slipping through our fingers here in Berlin but that doesn’t mean hats are gone quite yet. It can be JUST the thing to complete the look. And you don’t even have to pull rabbits out of them. However, be warned, you could end up with a Neal Caffrey flair.
+ the gentleman architect

+ the gentleman architect

Ladies and Gentlemen, take a close look – black silk tie neatly fastened with a silver tie bar and the peek of a silk pocket square – THIS you only get in New York City. The daily wear of this young architect modulates classic tailoring with urban chic. Quite interesting what you find on NoHo...
+ the breakfast jam

+ the breakfast jam

The smell of fresh baked bread runs through the kitchen and when you slice down, the crust crackles beautifully. Oh yes, you all know this scene. And you know you love it. Kerrygold melted over bread is DELISH, but what you need to take the taste to the status of “heavenly” is the jam. Preferably...
+ the morning coffee post

+ the morning coffee post

If you know me, then you know already knew this post was coming up. Me: a caffeine junkie of only the highest Direct Trade…stuff. So lately, I’ve taken to hand grinding my own coffee and brewing stovetop espresso. I grew up waking with the sound of coffee being ground in the mornings, so it’s rather...
+ weekend red continues

+ weekend red continues

Today, Kreuzberg was not to my liking, so I escaped and made it back to old Pberg. Where the red theme is still playing strong through the weekend! The red beanie speaks volumes.
+ the cutlery

+ the cutlery

Let’s start with basics, THE knife. The French in their extravagance claim that you need about 8305 knives, each one for one particular task (peeling bananas for example). The Americans in their economy give you an array of knife sets, usually ranging from 5 to 7 knives. The “Free Knife Block Included” in bright red...
+ red friday

+ red friday

It’s a brisky 15 degrees in Berlin with sunny skies, making it feel identical to a NYC autumn day. Red trousers seemed to be ideal for the weather and it seems everyone in Berlin agrees on the red groove today! Bon weekend!
+ purple potatoes

+ purple potatoes

When Irish Kerrygold butter was introduced with Japanese purple potatoes, happiness happened. Boil the potatoes until medium-cooked then slice into medallions. Dice shallots, yellow peppers (purely for visual contrast of course), and garlic. Sauté with olive oil. Combine in the potatoes over medium low heat, melt in a glob of butter, a dash of milk,...
+ u12 shoes

+ u12 shoes

These oxfords are the first of many shoe shots to come. Covertly shot with an iPhone cam, we’ll be checking out the shoe styles of Berlin’s U12 metro line. Stay tuned for ‘U12 SHOES’ series!
+ party for the parental units

+ party for the parental units

Smelly and stinky, socks absorb all that sweat between your toes. Disgusting. Thank goodness they normally stay hidden. BUT! When the house party starts to kick up, stained whites or bland black may not be the way to bring on the dancing vibe. Checkered purple or the flash of pink can bring up the mood...
+ grilling on chauseestr.

+ grilling on chauseestr.

The key is PONZU sauce. Derived from the aromatic yuzu citrus, ponzu sauce is the key to a glorious Saturday afternoon BBQ, and impossible to find in Berlin. Thankfully a source just returned from the faraway nation called The States, wielding a bottle of this delicious and magically tangy weapon. For the burger, you know...
+ breakfast vs brunch

+ breakfast vs brunch

The definition of breakfast versus brunch is a tricky one. With the weekend in possible view, I put this to the question. So…in my extensively knowledgeable experience, BREAKFAST is a transitory/ephemeral experience, usually categorized by stress and an espresso. Is your dress shirt on right, where the *TEET!* is my coffee, is it going to...