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Julian und
die Mütter

Ich schaue mir die Mittagstischkarte für die kommende Woche an und lese, dass es diese Woche Blumenkohl Linsen Curry gibt und denke sofort : Yeah ! Julian kocht Curry ! Wieso hat Julian eigentlich so eine Passion für Currys ? Da bleibt nur eins: ihn bitten sich ein bisschen Zeit zu nehmen & nach zu fragen …. Seit ich die Karte für die kommende Woche gelesen habe freue ich mich ()

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Visiting Lucas at
Quinta de Sant’ana

Lucas came to Berlin from Portugal 2 years ago. He grew up in there and lived all his life with his 6 brothers and parents on a Quinta with a little vineyard that his parents took over from the old caretaker in the early 90’s. Slowly they nurtured it and over the years they improved and mastered their wine-making… and it’s their wonderful wine we now enjoy in our restaurant! ()

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Our New
Hallways

We’ve just completed a renovation of our hallways. The most important part of that was the design and installation of a new lighting system to replace the old wall-mounted light boxes. We wanted to go for some variations on the classic glass globe lamp and the only way to do it how we wanted was to find a glass blower and have them made to our specifications. Our research lead us to ()

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Michelberger
Alpen Seilschaft

We started the year with a team trip to the mountains! In the beautiful, sleepy old Austrian mountain village of Obertilliach, we found an old farmhouse as our base for getting in touch with the snow and the fresh Alpine views. Some of us seasoned mountain boys felt reminded of the skiing trips in the old days; no bling bling Apres-Ski spots, no high speed gondolas, no crazy coloured downhill junkies on the ()

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Our first
clothes!

Our first clothes have arrived! For men, a shirt made from organic linen. And for women, a blouse made from silk, along with matching trousers. They’re sewn together just outside Berlin and printed in Germany. You can find them at the hotel… Thank you Elena & Jacopo for being so beautiful and thank you Jan Lucas for the photos!

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Michelberger
Makes Clothes

Recently it became uncomfortable for us to be ordering our hotel t-shirts from a third-party supplier that we don’t really know. Then we said, “why not make our own ones and dig a little deeper”? So in the summer Julia Knüpfer joined our studio. Julia is an prize-winning fashion designer from Berlin whose focus on high-quality, timeless tailoring with an ethical twist matched our wish for the same. To those two ()

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Forest & Mountain
Phone Home

From today, our Michelberger Forest & Mountain Herbal spirits can be delivered to any doorstep in the United States! A month ago we walked into this tiny, hidden-away liquor corner store in Brooklyn, to find a world inside full of booze wonders. Run by a charming Indian guy who used to be programmer for IBM and then used his skills to build his own business around a product he loves: booze. ()

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Brooklyn Booze
Blues

Last week a crew of eight Michelbergers went to New York to welcome our booze as it landed on American soil! There was our Victorian house in Ditmas Park, Doug’s platform in the sky, our 12-seater Ford E250, the Autumnal colours of Prospect Park, the Chelsea flower market, the big fish from The Farm on Adderly, the fresh beer from Justin’s new microbrewery bar Threes, Hans cleaning windows, Gerald preparing all ()

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When
Being You

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 ()