Tuesday, September 1


My husband and I leave a week from tomorrow for Berlin. I have only heard wonderfully amazing things about the city and culture. The lovely Toma Clark Haines (a.k.a The Antiques Diva) is hosting us for dinner and playing tour guide one day - very exciting. Before moving to Berlin Toma lived in Paris and spent most of her free time taking day classes at Le Cordon Bleu and Le Ritz Escoffier. Yum!

To be honest, I am really behind on my travel research. If there are any 'must' see or dos while in Berlin please let me know. Tausend Dank!


The Antiques Diva™ said...

Thanks for the Shout Out Ronda! I can't wait to spoil you with foods & take you by the arm showing you the best places to stop, shop and roll out the dough in Berlin!

Kelli said...

I just found your post on Berlin, I was just there in July & it is a wonderful city!
You will have an absolute splendid time in Berlin! The week I spent with The Antiques Diva, othewise known as The European Lifestyle Expert, was a fabulous one! Each day was filled with fun, tours and delicious eats, yet I think my favorite day was tootling around the antique market with The Diva by my side; coaching me, laughing together, along with advising and helping me find great steals!!
I treasure all my finds now that I am back home stateside. You'll have a blast.
Bon Voyage!

Suzanne said...

beautiful city!!! its hectic yet its perfect.. the music, the art and the people make it unique!
btw love the picture of the vespa, its my dream to drive it but in Italy
Ou whenever you plan a visit to an exotic place, cartagena has its own secrets, here is one of them:
its a breath taking place, really
it was my last vacation!

Off the List said...

Kep an eye out for anything built / designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel - responsible for the Altes Museum / too little known / master architect and furniture designer.


Unknown said...


Can hardly wait for your return post on this trip. It will be wonderful!

Have a great safe trip, take lots of snaps. See ya then.


Gretchen said...


You will have a marvelous time, I know. Instead of giving you the location of the currywurst booth visited by Peter Falk in Wings of Desire (that's what my husband wanted to see and sample) I will recommend to you the Gemaldegallerie on Museum Island. It has magnificent European paintings including some Italian masterpieces, my favorites.
Have a wonderful trip.


Verdigris Vie said...

I am with Ronda above, Can hardly wait to see your posts upon your return.. yeesh - you haven't even left yet and we can't wait til you get back..:-)

have a wonderful trip.

Ulla said...

andreas murkudis
Hidden in a back courtyard at Münzstraße 21 are two stores owned by Andreas Murkudis. One for men (AM1) and another on the right hand side for women, lined with a long counter, called AM2.

Chichi and Luxe said...

i can't help you with any tips as i have yet to go to berlin, but i can definitely say I'M JEALOUS! i've heard amazing things. enjoy yourselves!!

Jobs said...

Aw! I just love to go there in Berlin, someday I will soon.

Anonymous said...

hi!! just wondering what the building is in the 3rd picture down of the spiral staircase? I am a fashion student and it is a perfect setting for an event im planning?