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Lieblingsadressen: Fair Fashion Stores in Hamburg

Support your local heroes – diese vier Worte sind für mich mehr als ein Hashtag. Während ich mich auf A HUNGRY MIND dafür einsetze, dass nachhaltige Ideen verbreitet werden, gibt es Menschen, die diese Ideen einfach mal in die Realität geholt haben. Mit Läden, die nachhaltigen Konsum zur neuen Regel machen! Und das direkt vor meiner Tür, in meinem Viertel oder zumindest in meiner Stadt. In Zukunft will ich euch im Format “Lieblingsadressen” meine Local Heroes vorstellen. Heute: Fair Fashion Stores in Hamburg. Continue Reading


Hamburg x Italy x NYC: Due Baristi espresso bar

As spring is slowly approaching and everything gets light and lovely, strolls around the neighbourhood also become more frequent. There are two things I really love these days: The spring sun and freshly baked cake (alright, I always love cake). So, if you are looking for a little Sunday afternoon sugar coma in an incredibly bright and photogenic location, I might have discovered just the place for you. Continue Reading


Lunch Date: German chef Tim Maelzer’s „Bullerei“

German chef restaurant

When it comes to cuisine, us Germans have a lot to offer. And no, it’s not just Sauerkraut. I actually hate Sauerkraut because it hurts both my nose and my international reputation. In Germany, we have Maultaschen, Zwiebelrostbraten, Sauerbraten, Bratkartoffeln, Käsespätzle, Schupfnudeln, Wurstsalat („salad“ made of sliced meat, can you imagine that?) and more. Plus, we also have our own Jamie Oliver who gives traditional and international recipes a new twist: German chef Tim Maelzer, who just happens to own a restaurant in Hamburg’s popular Sternschanze area. It’s called „Bullerei“. Continue Reading


A view over Hamburg from St Michael’s Church

How long does it take to fall in love? To me, love has always been a matter of consideration, something to think about, weighing the pros and cons, the timing, the chances. Thinking and overthinking, I never quite seemed to realize that I already was – falling. Later, I would look back and find that it never was the thinking, not the actual, objective reasons that made me; it was the first moment. It’s a raised hand in a seminar, an unexpected face on my doorstep, it’s a hand shake in a dark bar. It’s the feeling that someone you didn’t know you were waiting for, just burst through the front door. I never expected to fall in love. Except when I came to Hamburg. Continue Reading


At a Turkish restaurant in Hamburg: Peacetanbul

It’s Wednesday night and I’m starting to write this article about an amazing Turkish restaurant I’ve discovered last week. When I type in the name of the place, I am suddenly reminded. I am reminded that, in the light of recent events, „peace“ sounds like mockery – once again. I wonder if I should postpone the article, if it would be more decent not to mention Istanbul and peace in one sentence today, when yesterday, people were killed there. Then again, I am convinced that the owners of the Turkish restaurant in Hamburg did not call their place ‚Peacetanbul‘ just because it sounded funny to them. I believe that, especially in days where terror threatens to become more powerful, we should stick together and remind ourselves that terror is not, and never will be, the same as nation or religion. And wouldn’t the world be a much better place, if more people sat together at one table? Continue Reading


Dinner on a boat: Alsterschiff Galatea

Alsterschiff Galatea

When my friend Susi and I go out, we usually find ourselves amidst an unexpected assembly of couples only. I swear, we’re not doing it on purpose – but somehow we always end up having a non-romantic romantic date and/or laughing at lovebirds who start fighting over who eats too much popcorn. Last Friday was no exception – except that we knew what was waiting for us. And we got so much more! We had an amazing Italian dinner on a boat in Hamburg. Continue Reading