notquitesnowwhite.com // industrial window

Last week at the DMY Berlin (International Design Festival 2014). Beautiful industrial details at the former Tempelhof Airport building. I’m not so sure what to think, when the architecture of a place turns out to be much more inspiring than the actual event.

June 3, 2014 • NQSW shots, SpottedNo Comments

notquitesnowwhite.com // Parisian Fall

Paris in November looks even on a cloudy day pretty decadent and chic. My plants are jealous. Wearing already winter gear and waiting for the first snow is not as glamorous as posing on a Parisian balcony.

November 18, 2013 • NQSW shots, SpottedNo Comments

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As a huge fan of fashion and architecture I’ve noticed, that even Berlin’s fogotten buildings are back on track when it comes to looking super cool. Sometimes you just have to wait long enough until a trend is back!

April 4, 2013 • NQSW shots, Spotted1 Comment

notquitesnowwhite.com - palm tree trompe l'oeil

After Spring comes Summer. Oh nooo, not in Berlin! Winter is celebrating a huge come-back right now.  It has been snowing like crazy and it turned so cold again. I didn’t believe my eyes when I have spotted this funky trompe-l’œil facade. It made me smile and instantly I felt a little bit warmer and in the mood for a cocktail.

March 11, 2013 • NQSW shots, Spotted4 Comments

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.

January 3, 2013 • My favorite shops, NQSW shots, ParisNo Comments