Lifestyle & Parenting

then we take berlin

February 8, 2007

The hipsters have spoken. Berlin is officially the new European "it
city" for all things cool. Herewith our insider picks:



Grand Hyatt Berlin, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2,
in design and conveniently located in Berlin’s popular Potsdamer Platz
area, its the perfect home base for the fashion-forward traveller. The
rooms are giant by European standards and deliver sumptuous terry cloth
robes, luxurious linens, complimentary Internet and flat-screen TVs
programmed with killer ambient beats.




Hackescher Markt
Filled with contemporary ateliers,
vintage shops, record stores and quaint cafés, Hackescher Markt is hands
down the best shopping in Berlin for avant-garde designer finds. Scoop
Drykorn and J. Lindeberg blazers and three-quarter coats for him at half
the price you’d pay back home.




Spree River
Hop on one of the tourist boats (opt for
an English speaking guide or you’ll be lost!) and take a ride down the
Spree. You’ll get your architectural fix as you sail down the river,
beer in hand, watching modern and old world gems float on by. Do stroll
down the walkway post-sail for a romantic, tree-lined jaunt.




Hotel de Rome, Behrenstraße 37,
on hearty Italian-inspired dishes like thick cut veal chops and creamy
mushroom risotto at this newly opened and very opulent luxury hotel,
once a Berlin bank. We loved the rooftop patio (with a glass of
champagne of course!), which offers breathtaking views of the city day
or night.




Greenwich Bar, Gipsstrasse 5, 0177-280-8806
The bar
of the moment in Berlin is frequented by upwardly mobile hipsters and
music types in their best denim and sneakers. The room oozes modern chic
complete with fashionable barmen, a sleek backlit bar and sophisticated


Score more Berlin hot spots in Time
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