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Amidst all the latest food trends, sometimes, simple is best. Like a bagel. Although it can be difficult to find a good one. So good that only one bite can take you back to that one morning in New York: when it was raining like cats and dogs and you found yourself stopping by a small deli. Thanks to some freshly brewed coffee and a bagel, it was still a beautiful start into the day. Here in Berlin, when the owner of the recently opened Two Planets in Neukölln couldn’t decide what to do with her life, she made it her priority to introduce Berliners to New York style bagels. Offering homemade bagels, it takes up to 2 days to prepare the dough for what then becomes the signature bun with a hole in the middle. The secret is to first boil them before baking, so that they get their special chewy texture. Then, the creations are limitless: plain, everything, poppy seed, sesame seed, cinnamon raisin. But since there isn’t any other way than combining a bagel with some fresh cream cheese, at Two Planets, there’s a wide selection to choose from: from jalapeño to sundried tomato. I went for the classic combination of plain cream cheese and lox. Sitting by the sunny window, it was the perfect light lunch on one of those summer days: still filling, but not too heavy. No wonder that the salmon comes from Glut und Späne, one of the city’s best smoke houses for sustainable fish at Markthalle Neun. Their coffee is from Bonanza Coffee Heroes and washing down the bagel with some iced latte just made my day. Be warned: from time to time, they’re running out of bagels. But of course there is also a sleek selection of American style sweets: from homemade oreos to brownies, praised with a sign that says ‘Oprah’s favorite recipe‘. Best enjoyed with a good read thanks to the ‘The New Yorker’ subscription! The post Food in Berlin: Two Planets appeared first on Stil in Berlin.
Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com 3 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The most important part of painting your nails…
Okay, maybe it’s the second most important part after picking the color (I’m wearing Gold Viper from the NARS x 3.1 Phillip Lim collection–it’s a pretty much perfect metallic) is the brush. I’ve tried a lot of nail polishes, so I know how important a good brush is. Too skinny of a brush and you’ll be left with a streaky finish, too firm of a brush, the coats will be uneven. You need a wide, soft brush for optimal coverage (fewer strokes, fewer streaks!) and the new NARS polishes have nailed it in the brush department. It’s one of the best I’ve ever used!
Posted on garancedore.fr 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
This might be my favorite corner in New York. Opening Ceremony and Isabel Marant across the street, The Smile To Go (get the chocolate chip cookie, trust me) around the corner. Lara and Evanne picked a good spot to hang out :)
Posted on garancedore.fr 15 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Menswear inspired by ballet?? Yes, please.
I can’t help but be drawn to the silk pants paired with a drapey tee and embellished blazer from the Dries mens collections. The SS15 show really has me inspired. I love tthe handsome fabrics mixed with the color palette and layering of a ballet ensemble. I wouldn’t mind a Baryshnikov-esque man walking my way…
Posted on garancedore.fr 19 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Here are a few of my favorite things I took with me for the summer…
—- Of course, there is always a lot of white, like this super cool shirt and my Common Projects sneakers and jean shorts that are perfect for throwing on for some paddle ball. But hey, it’s Greece and I needed to add a little bit of color to my wardrobe for this trip, so I went with this pink Isabel skirt and this orange one-piece from Eres. A simple tote, embroidered pareo, my gold Sonia Rykiel belt that I’ve had forever, those beautiful coral earrings from Aurélie and a travel watercolor set in case I feel inspired! It’s so cool to be able to bring my stationery with me too, I really love it. Ok, so maybe my suitcase wasn’t really 22.3 kilos by the time I added some of the items not pictured…but these are my favorites that I wanted to share with you!
Posted on garancedore.fr 22 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
A few years ago I taught a course on Advanced Style at IED Roma. I had all my students go out on the street and photograph and interview older people and then share who they met with the rest of the class. Many of them had little contact with anyone outside their own peer groups and it was incredible to see how much they learned from this exercise. One of my favorite students, Eleonora Carrano, brought in her beautiful grandmother, Nonna Maria, to talk to the class about her work as a costume designer for the opera. All the students really enjoyed hearing Nonna Maria talk about her career and it gave them another perspective on what you can do with a degree in design. Last week I met up with Nonna Maria again and she was as vibrant and gorgeous as ever.
Posted on advancedstyle.blogspot.com 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
I still like to believe that somewhere in Berlin there’s this fantastic Chinese restaurant, serving the most delicious and flavorful dishes, giving you goosebumps thanks to its Hunan freshness and makes you cry thanks to Szechuan pepper numbness. When I found the seriously good Tian Fu and Hot Spot though, my search didn’t end. Because I heard about this one place where you had to ask for a special red menu, a place that looked like any other cheap “Asian” deli, serving fried noodles but also Sushi and Thai-style plates. But if you asked the right questions, they’d serve you the best Chinese you can get in this city. I finally went there: it’s called Asia Deli. (No joke) Cucumber with garlic. For a long time I didn’t dare going, because I heard one needed to speak Chinese to get the special menu, a skill I never acquired. And I also didn’t know many Chinese speaking people well enough to ask them to join me. At one point two weeks ago, I just went there with two Austrian friends in toe. Because what the hell, I wanted that food! Soft tofu with tomatos, soy sauce and cilantro. Nevertheless, I nervously sent texts to Ash, who I met on the Somewhere weekend last fall, where she prepared great Chinese food. I asked her what to do if they refused to give me the menu. If they spoke no German at all. In front of my friends I pretended to be confident, I had fueled their expectations, had told them they were in for a special treat, still I was never sure all we were in for was nothing more than some greasy fried noodles. Bowl of noodle soup with beef ribs. We arrived at this place that looked nothing more than a prototypical cheap “Asian” place, with no decoration whatsoever, broken down plastic chairs in front of it. We sat down at one of the yellow wooden tables and awaited our destiny. And then the waitress just came out with two menus in hand, the much awaited red one glowing form afar, and in an instant all my sorrows were gone. She asked wether we wanted the normal menu or the red, Chinese one. No question! And then we went through page after page filled with delicious sounding Hunan dishes and couldn’t decide what to order. Although it was already clear we’d order more than we needed… Tofu with green peppers. I was so happy this place obviously opened up to those not able to speak Chinese, because what great food they make! We started with cucumber salad, house made pickled cabbage, filled dumplings and tofu with tomatoes and cilantro. All fresh and intense, the flavors complex and appealing with the right amount of chili on the cabbage and cucumbers. And then the mains, my friends opted for a giant noodle soup with beef ribs and Mappo Tofu (not as spicy as expected – I might have warned my friend one time too many). And I went for the tofu with green peppers, delicious! Mapo tofu Just in time I received a text from Ash telling me to order the fish-flavored aubergine, which she assured me was vegetarian and along she sent me the dish in Chinese which I showed to the waitress. While my friends wondered how I’d be able to eat another main, I was more than happy when the dish arrived, it was soooo good! Rich in flavor, with a velvety texture. Normally it’s served with minced meat, but I couldn’t help but think that this dish needed no meat at all to be great. Will order it again next time. And I hope this next time is a lot sooner than later. I love the Asia Deli. Fish-flavoured aubergine with no fish nor meat. The post Chinese in Berlin: Asia Deli appeared first on Stil in Berlin.
Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com July 22 2014, 9:34am
Take a 9 minute break from your day…
To watch this video showing all the brands mentioned over every season of Sex and the City. It will definitely make you laugh (who knew they said Diaper Genie that many times) and feel a little nostalgic for your favorite (okay, it’s our favorite anyway) show.
Posted on garancedore.fr July 21 2014, 3:40pm
Remember Ipek? I met her last summer in Montauk and she had just started a line of bikinis called KIINI. I immediately loved the bright colors, crochet details and simple design.
I also love that they are sexy on a lot of different body types! Click on the arrows to see more images…
Posted on garancedore.fr July 21 2014, 1:31pm
I am very sure you all know the best source of unworn vintage and new glasses and sunglasses, Lunettes Selection on Torstraße. But did you know they had a second store just off Helmholtzplatz with an even bigger choice of sunglasses and – as a real speciality – kid’s prescription glasses? And they’re soo cute, like this one tiny round glasses model in red with white dots… So if you don’t find the model of your dreams on Torstraße, get to the Prenzlauer Berg location (where you can also pick up all glasses from their online store).
The store obviously bears resemblance to the one on Torstraße with its vintage furniture with thousands of drawers filled with glasses, though its color scheme is darker with grey walls and grey displays. But it’s not only the pretty interior nor the seriously huge choice of glasses that makes Lunettes Selection one of the most recommendable source for glasses in Berlin. It’s actually the outstanding service with knowledgable sales staff being ready for any quarrels you might have.
Like those people entering the store convinced there’s absolutely no model of glasses that will fit and suit their face. All of Lunettes Selection’s staff is convinced there’s a frame for everyone, although it might not be the Mickey-Mouse-model with the foldable tinted glasses pictured above. And they won’t stop until you found them. (On the way will tell you if one thing really doesn’t suit you – like this very round model with a thin golden frame I’d love to wear, but seriously, no way.) With patience and honest judgment most customers can be helped in their struggle to find the “one”, although you might not believe it first. And for all the others actually enjoying buying glasses, this store might feel like one big playground.
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Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com July 21 2014, 10:26am
One good thing about being in Beijing for so long is that I can really watch people change and form relationships with the people I photograph. Cecaa is one of the more stylish people in the city. Here he is four-and-a-half years.
A look like this just didn’t exist back then.
People often ask me if I get inspiration from the people I photograph in Beijing and my answer seven years ago was “no”. Now, I think it would be “all the time”. I would love to be able to sport shawl lapels in that kind of casual way.
Posted on stylites.net July 20 2014, 12:50pm
Photographer and blogger Tamu McPherson. She is not just stylish but also talented and one of the most positive and nicest people I have ever met. Make sure to visit her blog All the pretty birds. More on Tamu’s style over here!
Posted on trendycrew.com July 20 2014, 8:04am
this is one of my favorite pictures from my archive of streetstyle photos:i love the nonchalance of the linen, the earthy tones, the accidental gesture of the girl fixing her hair and that casually wrapped scarf. i remember that after i took this picture back in new york in 2010 i thought about scarfs a lot. in fact, i always buy a whole bunch of the during spring and again in fall, to keep a warm neck during the transitional period. but the real question is - how do you bind it? i have to admit i usually just swing it around my neck once or twice without much thought or consideration of turning the way i bind a scarf into a fashionable gimmick. after looking through the aboutyou.de guide to wrapping a scarf in 10 different ways i might reconsider my "technique". at the end of the day, however, what matters is to have a nice scarf or shawl, that compliments your outfit. if you're still looking for the right one, here is a pretty big selection of options.*supported by aboutyou.de
Posted on glamcanyon.blogspot.com July 18 2014, 6:26pm
Find the channel you want to watch and let the real person editors, not computer algorithms, do the rest.
It’s not often the crew behind Maison Martin Margiela let fans peek around the curtain.
Tons of people love the actor Bill Murray, right? Several artists show us how they do.
Famous fashion photographer Nick Knight talks fashion photographs with those photographed for fashion. Ah to have grown up in California in the 1950s. While looking, listen to the same music they did. Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen If you’re into fashion we believe it’s important to be well-versed in its history, like with this, a French fashion magazine from the 1980s. She’s the power broker of the creative economy. Sugar makes you, and you, and you (and too many of us) you know what. See this color-filled group show before it closes!
Posted on garancedore.fr July 18 2014, 3:30pm
I’m declaring it the summer of the denim skirt.
Okay, maybe that is kind of a big call, but I’m seeing a ton of them lately. This one on Jana is ultra chic, super tight and super high-waisted. I like mine a little bit baggy, lower on the waist, a bit distressed, the kind that feels like it’s been really lived in. Whats your denim skirt style?
Posted on garancedore.fr July 18 2014, 1:00pm
Summer’s back in full swing and as if we had planned it this way, this week’s #linksinberlin are all suggesting things to do this weekend – from a Korean BBQ joint near Tempelhof to the big spectacle on Sunday that is The Breakfast Market. Enjoy this Berlin summer as long as it lasts – and be sure to tag your sunny impressions of the city with #linksinberlin to get featured in our next round-up! Like @tigramgros did when he submitted this beautiful scene of summer in Berlin! One of our favorite places to enjoy the Berlin sunsets is Tempelhof – get yourself some ice cream from Mos Eisley (Luisa loves it too!)and take a walk! Like Überlin, the urban gardening going on on the former airfield never ceases to amaze us. Just around the corner, there happen’s to be Mmaah, a Korean BBQ joint. Like the name of the place already implies, Sara didn’t leave without a satisfied feeling that can only come from Kimchi and the likes – and we can’t wait to go! Cathrin Brandes, one of our jury members from last year’s Berlin’s best bread competition, has written a cookbook: Die Stadt kocht. It contains portraits from ice cream parlors to cafés – all the places that make summer in Berlin so beautiful! And what’s better than sitting in the garden with a good book? Like we already know, bees are one of the most important creatures in nature and this weekend, Slow Food Berlin dedicates another day to these little helpers at Stadthonigfest. Come by Prinzessinengarten for everything honey! And last but not least, here’s the final reminder of the logical continuation of Street Food Thursday at Markthalle Neun: join us at The Breakfast Market and start your Sunday with breakfasts from all around the world! Looking forward to see you there! The post Links in Berlin: All hot appeared first on Stil in Berlin.
Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com July 18 2014, 9:26am
This is four months old, but I still want to put up these photos. I have a few extremely good excuses for the delay and the relative lack of activity on Stylites. Those who know me, know what I mean.
Anyway, in the next few posts will be some of my photos from the second Beijing Vintage Ride, which occurred back in late March. I have been thinking about bicycling a lot recently, because it is one of my ambitions to make hotels in Beijing more bike friendly by convincing them to put racks in prominent locations out front. I am hoping to start with the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. Here’s more from the China Daily.
Posted on stylites.net July 18 2014, 1:47am
Despite my tendency to soley wear sneakers in the summer, this year things have changed.
While the Birkenstock was not for me, the Teva however, was right up my alley (they recently had their “cool” moment when Marc Jacobs put them on the runway). Light, strapped in (with velcro!) and super simple (no crazy embellishments here!). For me, there isn’t much more that I could ask for from a sandal. Plus, guess who can run on the hot sandy beach…This girl. Get a pair here : Tevas, $40.00
Posted on garancedore.fr July 17 2014, 8:59pm
So, I packed light for my trip… but I still managed to fit all of my favorite summer products! A tiny bit of makeup, my skincare products (SPF! Hats!!! Scared of the sun girl), a cool cleansing water from NARS (as much as I love Bioderma, their packaging, you know…), my hair oil that I told you about (in a slick travel tube to prevent spilling), a brush set… I think I’ve got it all.
For the things that don’t need to be “applied generously every two hours” (I’m looking at you SPF!!!), vive les travel containers. What are some of your travel beauty essentials? What do you always pack? — In my bag… Diptyque Rose Candle: Because it makes me feel at home anywhere in the world, therefore more relaxed, therefore more beautiful (girl math). Chanel Blush: Who can live without Chanel and without a blush? Chantecaille Travel Brush Set: I do everything with brushes now, even concealer. Clinique Chubby Stick in Richer Raisin: My favorite colooor! Beauty Counter SPF 30 for Face: Ok, so it’s a little thick but what!!! There are no parabens in it! Not so easy to find for a good SPF. NARS Jungle Red Lipstick: In case I have a party… Elizabeth Dehn x One Love Organics Mist: Unecessary, so basically just pure luxury. Love it. Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Oil: Because summer, because oils. Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow: In case I have a party… Dolce & Gabbana Bronzer: So I’m afraid of the the sun, I need to find my tan somewhere, you know ;) NARS Makeup Removing Water: Chic alternative to Bioderma. In a travel container, Beauty Counter Glow Scrub: You’ve got to scrub regularly for a more even, beautiful tan they say. In a travel container, Darphin Vitalskin: My summer face lotion, light, comfortable, and easy like a white shirt.
Posted on garancedore.fr July 17 2014, 6:30pm
I wouldn’t mind a little after hours shopping experience…
I always thought it would be really cool to get locked in the mall overnight. You could go to all of the stores, try on all of the clothes, (eat all the pretzels), spray all the perfumes… It turns out none of that is possible if you actually do get stuck in a mall because everything is closed off and it’s more similar to a horror movie than a shopping dream come true. I know this because in college, I worked at the mall… But what about an after-hours Chanel shopping spree? I like to imagine it would happen exactly like it does in this video…
Posted on garancedore.fr July 17 2014, 3:58pm