10.6.10

Going Home

It's my dad's birthday and my sister is moving back from Seattle after 2 years - so several reasons to visit the city I have the most ambivalent feelings towards. Yes, Berlin is ugly, but it's also great for cycling and offers lots of parks and green spaces. Yes, Berliners are famous for their rudeness, but they are also refreshingly outspoken and relaxed. Yes, winters are extremely cold and grey, but the summers can be tropical. And most important of all - my family and old friends live there. Also, I'm so ready for a break… Love & Kisses!

pic: Helmut Newton from the book 'Berlin – Portrait of a City'

51 comments:

jungleworldcitizen said...

Have a great trip :)
I live in the south of Germany and hope to visit Berlin soon.

xoxo

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, you should. It's the best time of the year now and cafés and bars are open all night. So much fun!

Maddy said...

Oh! I didn't realize you were German! Have fun with your family. Can't wait to see the pictures from your trip :)

Audrey Allure said...

Have fun! And happy birthday to your dad!

Vintage Vixen said...

Have a wonderful time, Sabine!
Vix
xxx

Dancing Branflake said...

Have so much fun on your trip! Family is so great.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Have a fabulous time, Sabine! And don't forget to squeeze in some shopping while you're there!! :)

Tanvi said...

Love your contracting description of the city ... It's exactly like - when we love something, we love it for everything that is it :o) Home town is always special! Enjoy your trip!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore Berlin as you well know. Do enjoy the city, my lovely, and please congratulate your Papa on my behalf;-)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Have a wonderful time Sabine! Enjoy the time with your friends and family. I hope you get a nice weather weekend :)

Silver Strands said...

Wow - way to see the bright side! Love the pictures, and especially loved your words today.
oxoox
Denalee

Fashionistable said...

I would love to visit Berlin. I have friend who lives in Munich which is lovely but I have never so far made it to Berlin. Happy Birthday to your Dad. Have a lovely time. Xxx

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

Have so much fun on your trip...love the pictures
gorgeous post

marian said...

have a wonderful time in Berlin honey
x
marian.

Anna Jane said...

Haha, whenever I think of Berlin I always think of that famous quote "Ich bin ein Berliner", and thus, I get hungry for doughnuts. I had no idea you were German?

I love that photo of the Chanel mannequin btw... she's a lucky bitch!

- Anna Jane xxx
(PixelatedBlonde.com)

WeShop said...

Have a great time. I'd love to visit Berlin one day. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Rachana Kothari said...

Have a great trip!

Margaux. said...

I love your header!

have fun!

Karoline said...

I actually like Berlin:)

Kazuko said...

oh i hope you have a super time! berlin in summer is great! (oh, all those nice cafes and bars...)have a safe trip and enjoy!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I've always wanted to visit Berlin!! Wishing you a wonderful time!! And great pictures! xoxoxoxoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Sweetie have a great trip and have fun! Happy Birthday to your dad:)
Kisses and enjoy enjoy enjoy:)

Style, She Wrote said...

Congrats on the trip! Enjoy! Great images, btw.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

happy birthday to your dad!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

Clare said...

aaawwww you will have such a great time with your family! Happy early birthday to your dad!!!

Cindy Whitehead said...

Have fun Sabine! As always - loving your photos!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

hugs and kisses lol i wish a very safe, fun and great trip oh and happy birthday to your dad and tell your sister hi for me

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Have FUN* Sabine!
xo

Juliet said...

Have a great trip!

juliet xxx

janettaylor said...

Great post, my dear!

Romany said...

Have fun! I'm dying of jealousy...
Romany
xx

Angie Muresan said...

I wish you a wonderful time with your sister and old friends. Happy Birthday to your dad!

ediot said...

ah noooo you got it all wrong. berliners are polite - and open minded and talkative- which i love. you can stop for a random conversation with the person walking their dog- i love that! and the nightlife is really something else.. i would love to move to berlin. its such a great city.
enjoY! i already miss it

xxxxx ediot

Cupcakes are fashion ! said...

Oh I just love the Coco Chanel window !

http://cupcakesarefashion.blogspot.com/

XOXO, C.

Susu Paris Chic said...

Wow... can't wait to hear what fun things you did! I've never yet been to Berlin... would love to! The one and only time I traveled to Germany was very pleasant. Kind people, interesting fashion scene and clean cities. I visited Cologne and Bonn:)

K. said...

Have a fantastic trip - love these photos! Great blog too :)

Thank you for your comments on mine.
-K.xx
obsessedfashion.blogspot.com

Make Do Style said...

Oh have a fab time and it is a great city xx

fashionfamous said...

Back to home...

♥Raquel... :)

as told by kiki said...

have a lovely time in Berlin missy... :) x

SogniSorrisi said...

Have fun on your trip home!

meggasus said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip home! Spending time with friends and family is what matters most...

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I love those Chanel bags :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Clare said...

Awesome photos!

tweet tweet tweet

x

rossovelvet said...

Being 18 and not from Berlin I truly love that city.
Berliners ARE NOT rude. Berlin IS NOT ugly (the new East is incredible!!). Plus there is activism, and freedom of thinking, and manifestations, and youth, and hope, and so many beautiful things, despite a complex situation. I miss the days at Prenzlauerberg, chilling outside, or Mauerpark, or 1st may madnesses... I even miss the calm of Berlin that is the thing I like the least (I find Berlin to be this strange lazy, 'diluted' city...everything is so large and beautifully slow, but sometimes too slow)...
Berlin has a unforgettable history but still it is to me a bastion of hope... I even think I might live in there in a few years... (living of curry wurst and hating the ugliest german accent, but who cares after all?)

Enjoy it !
Grüsse

Marinka said...

have a great trip and enjoy your stay in berlin!
I love this city so much my grand pa is from there, and whenever I go back I am so excited..Its such a vibrant city ;)

vint junky said...

Have a wonderful trip hon, i've always wanted to visit berlin and when i do i'll give you shout for some shopping and nightlife tips ;)

KIRAFASHION said...

Very cool Chanel Panties, so chic!

Jen said...

Ah, I've always wanted to visit Berlin. Have a wonderful time Sabine - lots of photos when you get back, please! :) xx

notjustmedical said...

Have a great trip! Would love to visit Berlin sometime (despite the alleged rudeness!)

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

E said...

I never got a chance to explore Berlin when I was in Germany and I would love to go back and check it out one day...

Blicious said...

hope you have a great trip!!!

xoxo