This Wednesday (17.12) we welcome SomeKindaWonderful to the lobby to play. These fateful devotees of a tiny bar in the suburb of Cleveland, Ohio started their journey together during a late night improvised jam session. After a combination of excitement and way too many drinks, they woke up the day after with the urge to record those melodies…. and of course a big hangover! Most people move to LA to make their dreams (…)
This Sunday (14.12) the Michelberger will dress up in red and gold, bringing the full-on Christmas atmosphere to our courtyard and lobby; spicy Glühwein perfume, sweet Kaiserschmarrn aroma and pine forest fragrance all around. And as usual, music will play a big part. Do you remember the extraordinary opera singer who sang from one of our windows? Yes, Katinka Fogh Vindelev is coming back! She’s just been on tour with Efterklang but now she’s here with us with her (…)
Well… what can we say… it was a magical one. Thank you all! We recorded the whole thing, watch it here.
This Friday evening we welcome Empire Escape to the hotel for a lobby concert. Empire Escape is a new version of a band that already exists. As change is always a sign of evolution, the band members wanted to give a stronger emphasis to this moment, celebrating their new start with a brand new name. “The band Ikaria had to die to let Empire Escape live” they said… As the new name brings (…)
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 (…)