notquitesnowwhite.com // Kühn Keramik showroom Berlin

notquitesnowwhite.com // Kühn Keramik showroom Berlin

notquitesnowwhite.com // Kühn Keramik showroom Berlin

notquitesnowwhite.com // Kühn Keramik showroom Berlin

Let’s start this year with a new category on the blog called “My favorite shops”.

Today I want to take you to the showroom of Kühn Keramik in Berlin. It’s one of the most beautiful shops in Berlin when it comes to interior decoration. I’m totally in love with their dog design and selection of ceramics and accessories.

Kühn Keramik, Yorckstraße 18, 10965 Berlin
open Wednesday to Friday 12:00-19:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00

Here is my little Paris review. This time we were staying at a cute apartment in Le Marais. The area is extremely historic, arty, young and very very busy. For shopping and inspiration I totally enjoy the Rue Vieille-du-Temple neighborhood. Don’t miss to pass by MERCI, have a coffee at the Institut Suedois and for dinner try the traditional “Les Philosophes” or the hip and very Pink Flamingo pizza place.

For the classic superhip & chic go to Collette, Astier de Villatte, Ba&sh at Rue Saint-Honoré. Enjoy the cool shops and the beautiful architecture at Palais Royal and say Bonjour to Mona Lisa at the Louvre.

Get the best “Oh mon dieu”-view from Sacré-Cœur. For the romance and the real Paris feeling walk the streets of the cute Montmartre neighborhood. For the best ideas in town go to Atypyk and Les Mauvaises Graines.

For the real deal – the less touristic Paris, try the 9th arrondissement (around Rue Condorcet & Rue Navarin), find beautiful vintage outfits at Chezel, have lunch at Hôtel Amour and take a tea at Musée de la Vie Romantique.

Last but not least – my latest discovery – Rue de Grenelle at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Classy and very inspiring. Don’t miss to check out the Maison Martin Margiela shop and the most fun Bonton kids shop.

Voilà! I’m driving back home with plenty of nice memories, Champagne in the boot and a Vogue on the backseat.

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Last time I have been in Paris at my friends place, I totally fell in love with the exquisite handmade tableware of Astier de Villatte.

The little boutique on Rue St.Honoré takes you on a trip to another century. So inspiring and sensual.
Ps: Don’t forget to check out each and every one of their candles.

Astier de Villatte
173 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
(Métro: Palais Royal)

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For a while now, I’ve been wishing for much more time to work on personal projects. One of them was a guide about my city: Berlin.

In the beginning of this year, I finally made the step towards more independence and freedom. I quit my job and started cruising the city with my camera. I’m so happy and proud to launch today NotQuiteBerlin.

It’s a personal city guide where I share my favorite places, tips and ideas. You can find plenty of addresses where to get the best cakes and coffee, the coolest outfits and the most delicious dinner.

The rules of my guides are simple: the places have to have great service and a good atmosphere.
I love to support nice people with cool ideas.

Enjoy Berlin!

 

If you’re planing a stroll trough the charming ‘Le Marais’ area, you should pay a visit to my latest discovery. Odetta a cute little vintage boutique, which offers a great selection of vintage designer clothes, accessories and furniture.

Odetta
76 rue des Tournelles, 75003 Paris
(Métro: Chemin Vert)

 

My passion for concept stores took me all the way to the less touristic part of Montmartre in Paris.
The urban gardening store Les Mauvaises Graines is a really cool and original place, run by two very sympathetic guys, who turned out to be the neighbors and lunch-mates of the Atypyk boys. What a nice surprise! We had a good lunch all together and I’ve been so happy about the new discovery.

Les Mauvaises Graines
25 rue Custine,  75018 Paris
(Métro: Château Rouge)

This weekend, Spring passed by and I can really get used to this kind of visits! Spending my day outside, enjoying the spring breeze and dreaming of my last visit at the Merci concept store in Paris … I’m so inspired and motivated to turn into a gardener this season. Even if the zone of green craziness will be my teeny-tiny balcony. Have a green week full of energy!