Retro Kitsch in East Berlin

CCCP

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

Calypso

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.

Calypso

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.

 

 

Retro & Kitsch – 25 Hours in Hamburg

Henri Mancini in Hamburg? Indeed. Walk through the entrance of the 25 Hours Hotel and you can almost hear the Pink Panther theme song playing in the background. With a 60s mod theme and a funky mix of retro design elements, this hotel transports guests back to a time when television was black and white and everyone was drinking martinis by 5:00pm. The guest rooms evoke the classic era of James Bond films with their soft patterned wallpaper, exposed concrete, and lots of radiant white, as well as zebrawood and accents in red and magenta. Not to be missed, the fourth floor boasts an open-air cocktail lounge where guests can order their drinks “shaken, not stirred” under pink-fringed sun umbrellas…007 himself would be proud.

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