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my berlin

By Marlene | Published: 4. March 2015

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I’m never going to get it done.

That’s what it felt like when I sat down once again last summer to write a list of my favourite spots in Berlin. And couldn’t finish it. Shouldn’t I wait until that new shop opens that everyone is already talking about? Until I’ve been to that one café I’ve been meaning to visit forever? Until I can recommend more in West Berlin? But then there’s always going to be a new shop, a hip neighbourhood, a chic bar. That’s the beauty of this town. It’s too big, too much, too great to ever tick it of in 30 neat points on a list.

And yet.

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the green issue

By Marlene | Published: 19. February 2015

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It’s nothing personal. Really, I don’t have anything against spinach. No traumatic memories of a childhood spent pushing away the greens on my dinner plate. No particular dislike of the taste. No aversion against the consistency of cooked spinach. It’s just that I can think of roughly 12 other vegetables I’d rather eat.

And 40 things I’d rather put in a smoothie. Like blueberries. Or bananas. Strawberrys. Ice cream. Chocolate sprinkles. Maybe it’s the colour of a spinach smoothie that I find off-putting. That green doesn’t just look healthy to me, but as though it tastes healthy. And by healthy I mean like an obligation. So, no thanks.

But then I discovered Ella Woodward’s blog.

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a month in fashion (and other stuff) #2

By Marlene | Published: 12. February 2015

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February – the month I wouldn’t mind skipping every year. The one thing I enjoy about it is that it only has 28 days. Here are some nice things to fill the rest of them with, beginning with the ones in the picture.

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