27 5 / 2013

Back from an amazing weekend in Berlin, where I attended the awesome  blogging conference The Hive. If you’re a blogger and you haven’t heard of it, you need to check it out! It’s full of inspirational talks and workshops - all dealing with central blogging themes

After teaching a food photography workshop last year, I decided to take it easy this year and check out what others have to share.

I really enjoyed the energetic “How to monetize your blog” talk by Desiree of Vosgesparis, a real rockstar on stage – not only because of her ace leather jacket. It was also nice to hear Deborah Beau of Kickcan & Conkers talk about how to grow your community. But foremost it was amazing meeting the inspiring Dietlind Wolf, who gave us an insight into her styling workflow. It was really nice to see how playful, yet organized, she approaches every shoot.

The real pleasure of returning to The Hive was to reconnect with some great bloggers though, some of whom have become real friends by now. On that note a big wave to Thea and Toni of Sistermag, Yvonne who’s organized The Hive, Ina - the best media law specialist out there, Anna Sternthaler, Jillian of Jillian in Italy, Jenni Fuchs of Museum Diary and also nice to meet Mia, who I’ve been following on Instagram for a while. Oh and a big hola to Jael of The Sweetest Brunch, who was my partner in crime for the entire weekend!

27 5 / 2012

Berlin Thrift Stores

Prop heaven in Berlin Kreuzberg, where a whole series of thrift stores line some of the backstreets.

25 5 / 2012

Two great women from The Hive

Thanks Yvonne and Sibylle! You rock!

25 5 / 2012

Favourite People from The Hive

Peggy, Yvonne, Toni and Thea, Sibylle (so many more cool people though… not enough photos)

25 5 / 2012

Berlin Cafés

Kauf dich Glücklich (Kastanienallee 54): Great waffles. If you buy something in the clothes store upstairs you get a free waffle voucher.

Napoljonska (Kastanienalle 43): Cutesy place with a pink colour scheme. Vegan waffles (also normal ones) and good coffee.

Engelberg (Oderbergerstr. 21): Lovely café with great German cold meats, pastries and daily specials. I loved the asparagus with smoked ham and chive pancakes.
Le Petit Fleury (Weinbergsweg 5): Sister café to the ever so popular Café Fleury (just opposite). This is a much quieter place with a Scandinavian feel to it. They do great breakfast and flammekuche.