The Brave Cook

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Project Berlin Fairytale Flat

After living in Berlin in the same flat for many years I finally moved into a new place in June. Of course, I did not know how my new flat would turn out, because it is always a question of luck to find the right place at the right time. I was expecting the worst. Living in Berlin, you learn how difficult it gets every year to find a flat that is affordable and perfect at the same time. Most people go for shared living so that they can afford to live in the popular districts. For me that was kind of out of question. I love to have my own space that I can decorate the way I love and make it feel my home that reflects me as a person. Sharing my flat would be as if Carrie Bradshaw shared hers in Sex and the City.

So, I gave up my rooftop flat with a sunny terrace for a much more spacious flat with a huge kitchen and a sunroom, that we call a “wintergarden” in german. Of course, all this space costs me more money. But it is worth it and still way cheaper than most comparable flats in Berlin. I still have a green and quiet view with many trees and lots of evening sun. Most Berliners can only dream about such a gorgeous view. The best thing about all this is, my flat is still central enough to reach Alexanderplatz in 15 minutes and Stadtmitte in 25 minutes. It gets even better: I am at the Airport in 20 minutes and at the Hauptbahnhof in 25 minutes.

There is still space for improvement, but honestly, for the rent I am paying monthly at the moment, this is just my dream flat! It is central, spacious, sunny and green at the same time. The rooms are not completely done. Some things such as plants, curtains, pictures and little details are still missing and will be completed within the next months. Nonetheless, I am presenting you some of the highlights of my place with my own taste for furniture and interior design. My favorite places are the kitchen, the bathroom and my sunny wintergarden. Enjoy!

 

The Kitchen

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The Bedroom

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The Living Room

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The Workspace

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The View

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Freezing cold and fashion week!

This week is all about following the fashion week shows, especially the menswear collections. There have been some quite interesting collections so far. I enjoyed seeing Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck, Etro and my favorite designer James Long. I own one James Long sweater but seeing his collection makes me want to have more pieces. Watching fashion shows is the perfect thing while the weather outside is freezing cold. To give you an impression of Berlin winter I made some winter photographies for you. It’s not a lot, but it was not easy to get me out into the cold and to catch some decent pics with winter atmosphere this winter. Hope you enjoy the pics.

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Me in my winter outfit!

Me in my winter outfit!

Hidden fall season places

What a great weekend! It was the perfect ending of my one week holiday. The sun was shining and the temperature was mild. On saturday I was invited to my parents place for lunch. We had stuffed zucchini, roast goose and self-made apple pie for dessert. I cannot remember how long it has been that I stuffed myself with food like that! The best was definitely my moms apple pie. It was made with fresh apples from my parents garden. And guess what they brought me from their garden: quinces! I already have some ideas what to do with them.

Of course this weekend was also perfect for nature photography. During the fall season you never know what to expect from the weather, so you always try to use sunny days to full capacity. Nature offers a pot full of colors at the moment and I have selected some of my snapshots and put them together for you on my blog. I was searching for places enchanted by the fall season here in Berlin. It’s amazing what places you can find when you search for them!

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The fall season, a new beginning!

The fall season has started and for me as well as for many other people it always marked a new beginning. Maybe because it is the time when a new school year starts or because it is the time when the carefree summertime ends. For me it is the time when I look back on the past year and ask myself if it was successful or not. I’m wondering what the next year will bring for me. I’m wishing for changes, a new job, a new challenge.

Here in Berlin the fall season brings a lot of rain and changing temperature along with colorful leaves and a melancholic atmosphere. This season is just perfect for romantic walks or cosy afternoons at home while the rain is dripping and the wind is whistling outside. I love the location of my flat in Berlin-Wedding because it is surrounded by so many parks and green areas. I made some photographs of my green neighborhood and I want to share them with you to show you what is inspiring me here during the fall season. So take a walk with me through my neighborhood and while you are doing this you can ask yourself what your new year is supposed to bring for you and what your wishes are!

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