The Old Bell Inn

October 3, 2012Travel, Travel Topics

Two weeks after getting back from London and I still have finds to file! So here we go. Our weekend in London included an epic day trip south, which I’ll split into a couple of parts. First up is the Old Bell Inn. After being stuck for what felt like hours in London traffic, we … Read More

Soho’s Secret Tea Room

October 1, 2012Travel, Travel Topics

It really is kind of secret. Soho’s Secret Tea Room sits above the Coach & Horses pub, and is accessible only by a tiny winding staircase behind the bar. You have to ask to get access to the stairs that lead to a tea room with high ceilings, huge windows, wooden floors, a fireplace, and little … Read More

Berlin Guide: Wood fired pizza in the Mauerpark

July 23, 2012Berlin

If there are any secrets left at the Mauerpark, they would be the Dinnele food stand and the Schönwetter beer garden, both hidden inside the park’s flea market. Dinnele are a south German specialty—similar to wood fired pizza—but made with whole grain dough and topped with a creamy layer of Schmand and your choice of … Read More

Prinzessinnengarten

June 23, 2012Berlin

Photos by Rebecca for the Field Office Word on the street is that real estate developers have their eyes on Kreuzberg’s Prinzessinengarten, a community garden on Moritzplatz. Sadly this is no surprise. So many empty, overlooked spaces in Berlin have been turned into unique and useful spaces by industrious folks—only to be bulldozed for some … Read More

Hotel Concorde

June 22, 2012Berlin

Last week we were invited by the Hotel Concorde to the launch party of its new blog, French & Fresh. It’s not often that we venture to the western part of the city, so it was a great opportunity to head to Ku’damm, indulge in some of the five-star hotel’s amazing food, drink, and hospitality, and meet some … Read More

Prater Garten

May 24, 2012Berlin

Last year’s lackluster summer weather kept me away from the Prater, Berlin’s oldest Biergarten tucked off the busy Kastanienallee. This summer I seem to be making up for lost time, having frequented it three times now, first with Ashley, Andreas, and Hazel and most recently with the gang in town for the Hive Conference—Anne, Alex, Brittany, … Read More

Prinzessinnengarten

July 21, 2011Berlin

Finally. After a long time of knowing about this place and planning to go there and something always going haywire, yesterday afternoon a visit went down. Granted, the weather was looking iffy and we had a Plan B lined up, but we went anyways. The sun even came out for a few. This place is … Read More

Brunch at Schoenbrunn

June 10, 2010Berlin

Schoenbrunn sits in the middle of the Volkspark Friedrichshain and is surrounded by gardens and a pond. I’ve pointed many a visitor here because it showcases many of the best things about Berlin: drawn out brunches in the sun (its patio seating gets full sun starting early in the day, which means outdoor brunch even … Read More

Summer tables.

June 8, 2010Berlin
Senefelder Straße & Warschauer Straße Berlin, Germany Sidewalk seating in Berlin is plentiful and pulled off with relaxed functionality: tables come out early (sometimes when there is still snow on the ground), stay out till winter, and fleece blankets are always provided; retractable overhangs can be unfurled to cover outside-sitters from rain showers; no stuffy [...]