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 (…)
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!
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 (…)
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. (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)
New mattresses arriving!
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 (…)
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 (…)