Michelberger Blog http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:16:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Shit Is Coming To Light… http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/new-shit-coming-light/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/new-shit-coming-light/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:16:07 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7945 The post New Shit Is Coming To Light… appeared first on Michelberger Blog.

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When Being You http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/when-being-you/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/when-being-you/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:54:04 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7934 It is unfortunately way too often that we forget the importance of reconnecting with ourselves …and truly being ourselves… with no external expectations to satisfy, with no responsibilities for making anyone else but yourself happy. And then suddenly the moment comes… And you start breathing … you start connecting with nature, you slow down and just seize and value the moment… You discover love for simple tasks and find joy ()

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It is unfortunately way too often that we forget the importance of reconnecting with ourselves …and truly being ourselves… with no external expectations to satisfy, with no responsibilities for making anyone else but yourself happy.

And then suddenly the moment comes…

And you start breathing … you start connecting with nature, you slow down and just seize and value the moment…

You discover love for simple tasks and find joy in it….

You discover the beauty of nature and hear music you ignored for years…

You eat vegetables…and my God did I not like vegetables before…

You cuddle with Bella and instantly feel lighter and cheerful…

You start trusting Nadine when she says that energy does matter…..and it matters.. now..

And you finally realize that only by being true to yourself and your true authentic needs can make you the best in everything you do!

THANK YOU <3

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Mattress Schlepping http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/mattress-schlepping/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/mattress-schlepping/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:19:02 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7930 New mattresses arriving!

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New mattresses arriving!

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Welcome to the real Grüne Woche http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/welcome-real-grune-woche/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/welcome-real-grune-woche/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:35:58 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7918 This weekend the city is celebrating its first Stadt Land Food Festival! The founders of Markthalle IX in Kreuzberg take the streets. Here is what they say: “Good food is a feast. Good food needs a festival. From October 2–5, 2014 Stadt Land Food takes the celebration of food out of the Markthalle and onto the streets with a four day packed program of markets, workshops, congresses, street food and ()

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This weekend the city is celebrating its first Stadt Land Food Festival!

The founders of Markthalle IX in Kreuzberg take the streets. Here is what they say:

“Good food is a feast. Good food needs a festival. From October 2–5, 2014 Stadt Land Food takes the celebration of food out of the Markthalle and onto the streets with a four day packed program of markets, workshops, congresses, street food and more. Bringing the countryside into the city – farmers and manufacturers are invited to present their craft, history and practice in our neighborhood. Sausages will be produced, liquor distilled, and sourdough kneaded. Films will be screened, performances staged and agri-politics will be discussed. It’s time to determine the future of our lifestyle and food choices… it’s time to celebrate the feast! ”

We are looking forward to meeting interesting people and tasting amazing food. Our coconut water will join in as well as Nadine, Azar, and Tom will do a little talk at the freshly created Food Entrepreneurs Club.

Welcome to the real Grüne Woche!

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The Wild Garden http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/wild-garden/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/wild-garden/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:38:22 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7861 If you’ve eaten with us in the last months, you may have noticed that your plate has taken a bit of a walk on the wild side; herbs, salads, vegetables, flowers that definitely don’t look like they’ve come off a supermarket shelf. As someone quipped over their salad one day, “it feels a bit like eating a garden”… Twice a week we take delivery of vegetables and herbs from Roberto ()

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If you’ve eaten with us in the last months, you may have noticed that your plate has taken a bit of a walk on the wild side; herbs, salads, vegetables, flowers that definitely don’t look like they’ve come off a supermarket shelf. As someone quipped over their salad one day, “it feels a bit like eating a garden”…

Twice a week we take delivery of vegetables and herbs from Roberto and his friends. Originally from Sicily, he now organises a small farming commune in the north of Berlin called the Wilde Gärtnerei. Made up of around 10 or so people, they dedicate their lives to their farm, growing everything naturally, totally organically, and without even using any animal products in the process, such as for fertiliser. With their produce they supply a few select restaurants and food collectives in Berlin as well as of course, their own community.

We decided to go and learn more about it all and spend a day working with them.

We had strict instructions to be there at 6.30am and so we arrived and were immediately divided up to do various tasks such as sorting potatoes, picking chard (Mangold) and fennel, collecting wild salad, harvesting tomatoes and taking down the dead plants and weeding the fields. And so as dawn came, we were already out in the fields without even so much as a skinny, flat, double decaf latte with soya to start the day!

It’s hard and intensive, and the work is done in many cases without using mechanical aids or specialised tools. Wild salads are picked leaf by leaf. Vegetables are harvested with a simple kitchen knife and moved around the farm by hand cart or bike. Weeding is done with hands in the earth, on your knees. There’s an ancient tractor there which they use when they have to, but generally, it’s all done manually.

Everyone comes together to share the really labour-intensive tasks like sorting the salads or getting the beans from the pod or the seeds from the sunflowers. And as they work, each person takes turn to tell the others what they did the last couple of hours and what they would like to do next. And even the children participate too!

And as we learnt when we sat together and shared breakfast and lunch, the community extend this natural approach into their lives which are very simply too. No hot water, no detergents, no mod-cons, no money. Their homes are built with reclaimed wood and brick and using old construction techniques with straw and hemp for insulation. Although they eschew many of the things most of us would consider essential, we found the people there to be happier and more relaxed than many of us with more.

We left in the afternoon, completely worn out, with aching legs and earth-stained fingers. But refreshed and fulfilled and with the knowledge that these things we eat everyday in our hotel are of the highest possible quality and naturalness, grown close to us, by wonderful, kind and content people living in harmony with the world around them. It’s truly humbling to now know the love and attention and hard work that has gone into bringing those simple leaves onto our plates. It makes us think with renewed attention and respect about what we are eating. And to really cherish what we eat. And to have pride in what we are blessed to be able to serve our guests and friends every day.

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Remembering Naima http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/remembering-naima/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/remembering-naima/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:05:02 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7850 I met a dog once. She was black. She had a white spot here and there, and a pink tongue that dangled happily from her mouth whenever she said hello or goodbye. She was the only one who took advantage of any nap opportunities at work and was always in a good mood no matter what the time. She didn’t work in my department but she oversaw it from time ()

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I met a dog once. She was black. She had a white spot here and there, and a pink tongue that dangled happily from her mouth whenever she said hello or goodbye.

She was the only one who took advantage of any nap opportunities at work and was always in a good mood no matter what the time. She didn’t work in my department but she oversaw it from time to time. She walked by wagging her tail, stopping briefly to acknowledge our presence and a job well done.

I’ve been told she used to greet guests at reception. Her little ears perked up in greeting and sometimes she would give a little paw shake to those she immediately liked.

I wasn’t around at that time but have seen pictures of her playing in the Michelberger playground, happy, to be part of something that impersonated fun. She was part of the original team, hired as a motivation expert and highly recommended by all who had had the pleasure of hanging out with her at some point.

Her name was Naima, a name for those who are contented, cheerful, thankful and serene. She took her duty seriously as she sat, sphinxlike, in the office with her paws crossed in front of her, supervising the good energy flow in the office and the hotel.

She took it upon herself to stroll around the different departments to make sure that everything was well. She often visited Leah in the office to get a midday snack. Sometimes she would visit Javier or Inga, in revenue and bookings, so they could pet her and give her a nice belly rub. She knew that kept the positive vibes flowing so she could continue her work. Every once in a while she even liked to pose for pictures with Elena and a few lucky others while we all had a beer after work.

In her free time she took Sabine, her human, on skateboard rides, swims and mellow walks in the park. Recently, she even trained the Michelberger volleyball team at Gleisdreieck Park. She was fit, that lady. Even Mette from reception said it. And she used to be a fitness instructor. She knows.

Me, I had heard of Naima way before I started working here. She was known in many circles for her enthusiastic nature and good cheer.

The first time I met her she nudged my leg, introducing herself and offering her neck and back so I could briefly pet her before she carried on.

When Naima walked past the bar every morning I knew a new day had begun. She made us smile when she got there, walking by like a queen greeting her people, beaming with happiness, rain or shine.

So here’s to feeling happy, smiling and that really great scratch on the back, to that little Naima in all of us, a little dash of sunshine.

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Wooden Arms, Thank You http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/wooden-arms-thank-you/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/wooden-arms-thank-you/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:51:47 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7847 …for that wonderful evening and the beautiful music.

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…for that wonderful evening and the beautiful music.

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Happy Buffalo http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/happy-buffalo/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/happy-buffalo/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:46:25 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7840 So just that everyone can be sure, the mozzarella di buffalo for the dinner is from happy buffalo. I promised to say hi from my calf 154. His ears are 17cm long *Stefanie

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So just that everyone can be sure, the mozzarella di buffalo for the dinner is from happy buffalo.

I promised to say hi from my calf 154. His ears are 17cm long :)

*Stefanie

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Schnitzel tag http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/its-that-day-again/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/its-that-day-again/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:01:31 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7837 It’s that day again…

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It’s that day again…

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Burning Man 2014 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/burning-man-2014/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/burning-man-2014/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:28:18 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=7806 Laura visited Burning Man this year. This is a tiny bit of what she found and photographed:

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Laura visited Burning Man this year. This is a tiny bit of what she found and photographed:

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