Category Archive: Europe

Spring in Malta

Malta is not your typical Mediterranean getaway. A small, formally contested blip in the EU, Malta is more like an extension of Italy with its cultural influence and a hangover of British imperialism.… Continue reading

A weekend in Copenhagen

Home of the “happiest place on earth” (Happiness Research Institute) thanks to Hygge mid-century-design, and the Danish Royal Family, Copenhagen is a Mecca for fashionable minimalists with an interest in fine dining and architecture.… Continue reading

Vietnamese food in Berlin

Heralding signs of a proud Australasian, it is a great relief to finally see Berlin catching up to the Vietnamese food craze many other parts of the world have been draw in by.… Continue reading

Local Kreuzberg mainstays move north

In an unsurprising turn of events, Kreuzberg is so 2016 and Mitte is the new in-vogue borough for retail and restraunteurs this new year… well for the Berlin coffee scene at least. With… Continue reading

Brewdog Berlin

Calling from the far northern Scottish city of Aberdeen of humble beginnings in 2007, Brewdog quickly became the countries largest and most controversial independent brewery.

Happy Baristas

Open for a little over twelve months, hidden in the shadows of the construction site that is Ostkreuz Spahn in Treptower, Happy Baristas has been quietly growing into a guaranteed go-to café in… Continue reading

Le Corbusier Pavillon Zürich

Impeccable clean lines, painfully sharp primary colours and elegant finishing’s of minimalism bring the simplicity and practicality of Le Corbusier’s five points of a new architecture together in a blissful, magical place.

A day of business in Frankfurt

The European epicentre of banking, international business and German home to some of the most influential companies in the world is hardly considered a hub of culture and society. With thousands travelling through… Continue reading

56 hours in Rotterdam

Sweeping canals laced with manicured green gardens and tulips, a bustling, vibrant city nightlife and a mix of contemporary and modernist architecture on the western coast of continental Europe. No, it’s not Amsterdam,… Continue reading

Short trips: Zürich

Known for it’s over population of bankers, strange variation of the German language and damp, drizzly, grey weather, Zurich is unexpectedly a quietly achieving cultural hub. With multicultural restaurants from Vietnamese to Spanish,… Continue reading

Summer at Thai Park

For food lovers in Berlin, this gem is no well-kept secret. Shrined year after year, batted with anticipation and a level of excitement found only in children on Christmas Eve, Thai Park holds… Continue reading

Stone Brewing moves into Berlin

Take the U6 to the end of the line Alt Mariendorf, and walk east for fifteen minutes and you’ll come across Marienpark. Hidden down the back of the desolate property – resembling a… Continue reading

Berlin’s most understated cafe: Father Carpenter.

Münzstraße, known for its stylish fashion, boutique stores and heavy tourist foot traffic, is developing, changing and growing more lavish with mainstream global brand names every week. Fortunately, tucked away in the courtyard… Continue reading

Abandoned Berlin: BLUB Neukölln.

Doomed from the very beginning. Built just thirty metres from the Teltow Canal at a time before the residential ausländer settled in – injecting thousands in foreign currency to Neukölln – the Berliner… Continue reading

Berlin’s best ice cream.

As the grey-upon-grey winter finally starts to break, Berliners hit the streets hunting for those tiny rays of sunshine as they crack between the clouds. Basking in the few moments of bliss, away… Continue reading

Mitte’s Maedchenschule

Berlin’s first Jewish girls’ school or Maedchenschule was built in Mitte during 1835. Renovated by prominent Jewish architect Alexander Beer in 1930, the school developed its new home on Auguststraße with a dominant… Continue reading

Abandoned Berlin: Königin Elisabeth Kinderkrankenhaus

Travelling for miles on the outskirts of town to trudge through muddy ditches and climb over two-metre high wire-fences results in ripped, pulled and scratched clothing as well as a nice escort off… Continue reading

Chipperfield Kantine: Lunch and Architecture.

Impeccably designed, effortlessly curated and minimalist in every sense, David Chipperfield Architect offices bring a fresh breath of creativity and affordable fine dining to the the vacant block between Mitte’s Auguststraße and Linienstraße.

Bauhaus at Dessau

Words are not really required to describe the Bauhaus at Dessau. The building and workhouse of the Bauhaus Arts School (1919 – 1933) signifies the movement, the philosophy and the years of influence… Continue reading

56 hours in Prague.

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is the ideal weekend getaway strategically located in central-eastern Europe. The city is a melting pot of culture with a rich and arduous history so… Continue reading