Please meet Beata, Grazyna, Anna, Swieta and Moni. These ladies, led by our head Housekeeper Elena (third from the left) form part of our relatively new in-house housekeeping team. Back in February we decided to stop outsourcing this service, and to create our own team of housekeeping ninjas. At the time, one of the ladies from the external cleaning company was from Poland. When word got out that we were (…)
9/11/01. 7am. San Francisco. The phone rings. A friend from NY told me to turn on the television. After a couple of hours in front of the screen, I ended up wandering around lost somewhere downtown. The streets were empty. America came to a sudden halt. And that did not happen very often in the past decades. In a weird way it immediately felt like one of those moments in (…)
Krésten Thøgersen relocated from Melbourne to Berlin for one reason – to open a cafe that people left happier than when they arrived. His mission statement: To up the quality of life. Krésten opened Father Carpenter Coffee Brewers in Mitte in January 2015, and so far it looks like his purpose is being achieved. After spending some time in Berlin in 2009, Krésten felt that the city was missing a certain something in relation to (…)
Together with our friend Sigurd Larsen, we built on our architecturally sharp room categories and added some hot shots to the family, something wundervoll: The Hideout rooms. Self-contained suites where you can hideout from the world and do your thing in peace. The rooms have lots of wood, are playful, luxurious, spacious and tactile. They come with sauna, kitchen, bath, rain shower and a bunch of extra sweets. There is second bed (…)
A memorable encounter: meet Martin and Andreas, Olympians and manufacturers. Martin, a 6 time Olympic competitor in both winter and summer Olympics. From chasing Ben Johnson in Seoul ’88 to racing down the ice tunnels in a bobsleigh. And Andreas, still holding the Austrian long jump record at 8,30 meters. Both met at the Olympics in the bobsleigh team. Last Sunday they drove up from Vienna just to present us their (…)
Here’s one of the seasonal cocktails just added to our bar menu. This is what goes in: ¼ Muddled Beetroot, 1,5 oz Adler Gin, a dash of Cocchi Torino, 1 oz Lemon Juice & 0,5 oz Honey Syrup. Cheers!
Berlin is fast becoming known as one of the vegan and vegetarian capitals of the world, often taking top spot on lists compiled by everyone from vegan bloggers to established culinary magazines. There’s a definite momentum surrounding food that comes from plants in this city, and for this installment of The Monkey Loooves, we met with Nina and Red, owners of Let It Be. Their cosy vegan restaurant is in Neukölln and (…)
This is Mario. He’s from Columbia, he’s one of our chefs, and he really really likes hats.
The Mother Sun is the first release in a series of clothing pieces from this mysterious character… We’re not sure who she is but we like her attitude. The top has a white & gold print on front and back and is made from organic cotton and is printed and sewn locally. There’s also a roomy cotton bag with the same motive, with long and short straps for carrying over shoulder or in hand. (…)
It was sometime in the mid 1990s and the place was New York. Kai Bröer was visiting from Berlin and stumbled across a cafe called Newsbar. They sold coffee and bagels, had an extensive selection of newspapers and magazines, and televisions mounted on the wall screening CNN. This was when cafes could be a place for people to go and read the paper. Before smartphones and iPads, wandering down to (…)