Retro Kitsch in East Berlin


In the heart of the Mitte neighborhood, you’ll find The CCCP Bar.  This Soviet-themed bar rocks communist kitsch and offers a mean range of cocktails.  Don’t miss the French flicks & the go go dancers.

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Vintage Shoe Shopping in Berlin


I’m a born & bred Floridian, so mostly when I talk about shoes, it’s flip-flops.  But when it comes to anything vintage, I’m down with it.  That’s why I love Calypso Vintage Shoes in Berlin.  Head shoe curator, Rosemarie, has put together a collection of vintage shoes that dates back to the 1930s.  From 60s mod to 70s glam to the seriously cheesy, lovers of vintage shoes will find something here that will strike their fancy.


Oderbergerstr.14, 10435 Berlin, Germany  +49 30 2816165

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Vegan at the Lucky Leek

The Luck Leek

Vegan haute cuisine.  This is the only way to describe the food at the Lucky Leek  in Berlin, where chef Josita Hartanto brings whimsy and flair to her food as she reinterprets the classics as vegan dishes that easily stand up to those of Michelin-starred restaurants. Each week, Hartanto offers a new menu of one to five courses that is based on seasonal & regional ingredients which she uses to develop amazing flavors that you will want to savor.  This is gourmet vegan food at its finest, and you will leave wanting to come back.



“The Trip to Panama” Inspires a Restaurant…


Being a bohemian wanderer, I love the intersection of a restaurant concept and a book of travel – that imagined feeling of being somewhere exotic and foreign while sampling a fusion of flavors from a region and a reality. Inspired by a famous children’s book, The Trip to Panama, this experience can now be found in the heart of Berlin at Panama, the most recent project of the Contemporary Food Lab. Taking their cue from traditional German dishes and adding elements of Mediterranean and Latin American cuisine, founder Ludwig Cramer-Klett and his chefs offer a menu that incorporates aspects of both the raw tradition and contemporary cooking techniques. Presented in an environment whose infusion of rattan, bright colors, and tropical plants evokes old Panama, the food and drink will whisk diners away to a bygone era of cool…

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