As the seasons change here in Berlin so does the weather. Some days we are blessed with glorious sunshine other days the sky is bruised and awash with rain. Our days begin with breakfast in true continental fashion, we can be found at sat outside our local Kaffeehaus or sat around our kitchen table gazing out of the window.
Breakfast: Locals ease their way into the working day grazing over their coffee and selection of bread, cheese, cured meats and croissants. When we’re not sat out at the local cafe we have been buying food locally from the market and cooking up some almighty seasonal breakfasts. My personal favourite has been Chestnut Pancakes served with figs, cherries, walnuts and Vanilla Yogurt. Simply make a regular pancake mix but opt for Chestnut flour instead of regular flour. Adding the fresh figs, warmed cherries and walnuts compliment the Chestnut flavour perfectly. Simple & Delicious.
Shopping: Berlin comes to life at the weekend with markets, car boot sales and stalls springing up in the street. We’ve been roaming around foraging for vintage winter wardrobe treasures like a pair of squirrels preparing for hibernation. We stumbled across a little Aladdin’s cave near to our apartment. Aunes is a vintage store located at number 3 Kolonnenstr, 10827 Berlin and is piled to the rafters with little treasures.
On Sunday we hit the street market where I picked up some vintage photographs. We’ve been creating back stories to the people in the photographs which has offered us endless entertainment, who are they? I love the photo of the romantic couple in the rowing boat, but who is the third character on the bench? and why are they all wearing matching trench coats?
Packing: It’s no secret I have a ‘thing’ for quality luggage. I picked up this little hard case in Natchez and most recently found this incredible large leather case during our shopping adventures in Berlin. I couldn’t resist but share the pictures of my new cases as they bring me so much joy. Slowly but surely I’m gathering winter wardrobe essentials and packing them neatly into my new suitcases as I’m heading over to Hamburg this weekend for the Reeperbahn Festival.
It’s around this time of year when the first frost comes and the days are still bright, the air is crisp and cold and I start to get ridiculously excited about wearing knitwear and begin looking forward to Halloween and Christmas unfashionably early!
‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.’ -Albert Camus
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