I’m working in Hamburg at the moment and as much as I love that city, my first home, I’ve been missing Berlin terribly. I came back for the first time in two weeks this weekend and it almost felt like going on a short holiday. I don’t know about you, but I forget sometimes how great the city I live in is. There are so many cafés to sit in, so many shops to visit, so many exhibitions to see – and in the end I still usually stick with the basic Saturday itinerary: tidy up, buy groceries, do the washing. Not this weekend. James and I decided to really take Saturday off and pretend to be tourists in our town.
We started with a yummy breakfast at a café that we kept walking past and saying “We really must come here one day”: the newly opened The Kitchen Café.
Then we went down Torstrasse to one of our favourite shops, Soto Store. They sell mens wear, but I could still buy half their stock. This time I left with a grey tee from the company that really knows how to cut a perfect tee: A.O.cms.
We went into a few other shops, just looking, which we hadn’t done in a long time, making plans for the rest of the day, abandoning those plans, making new ones. It didn’t even matter if we were going to do all we planned. It just felt good having the whole day in front of you, with nothing “to do”. On the way back from town I had to stop in front of the window at Novono. They were closed and I’m not even sure, the agency sells anything (although you can have them re-design your apartment). But I’m now looking for glasses like the ones they had in the window (If you’ve got a good tip where to find them, tell me!)
I just had to buy some fresh tulips. Spring, I can smell you already.
I’ve decided to pretend being on holiday in Berlin more often.