And we’re back! As I wrote earlier today, Berlin was amazing. It feels a little surreal (especially after an insane day back at work,) knowing that just one day ago, we were in a foreign country, in a time zone six hours away.
I loved our hotel (The Esplanade.) It was modern, yet cozy – all at once. We also managed to get in quite a bit of site-seeing throughout the trip. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our whirlwind long weekend.
The necklaces that I packed… all homemade.
A beautiful orchid in our hotel room.
The Gropius Mirror restaurant – actually just a tent, but you’d never know once you were inside!
Morning cappuccino… and Berlinale sugar packets (yes I took one home!)
The Berlin Wall – would have expected it to be thicker, no?
I love this – cobblestones mark where the wall once was.
The festival “mascot.” These bears are all over the city.
the Holocaust Memorial – this was very cool. It gets deeper as you get closer towards the center, and you can almost get a little bit lost.
Outside the world premiere of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. I love how this photo turned out.
The boyfriend and I on Valentine’s Day, after the premiere. (wearing Nars Heat Wave lipstick and a homemade necklace.)
A fun bar (wish I could tell you the name!) that we visited after the premiere, after the post-movie dinner, after the after-party… oh, what a night!
It was an amazing weekend. I felt so lucky that I was able to attend and be there for the boyfriend… and so excited to see a new city. I’m not really sure how we will top Valentine’s Day next year!
by GRACE ATWOOD
The Stripe is a lifestyle blog for the stylish bookworm. Since its first post in 2010, it has aimed to be a daily source of inspiration for the modern woman. Written by Grace Atwood, The Stripe aims to leave you feeling like you just had coffee with a great girlfriend: savvier, more confident, and always learning something new.