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Upcoming Trip to Berlin

April 2, 2015

It’s a long Easter weekend and I cannot wait! I equally cannot wait for my upcoming trip to Berlin next week. Hurray.

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Did you know I have a love affair with Berlin? It reminds me of a mini London. It’s cosmopolitan, exciting, provocative and stimulating. It’s creative scene is known for it’s exploration and risk-taking. I love the entrepreneurial spirit and coffee culture. I’ve been going for many years and every time I see it with fresh eyes.

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I love nothing better than getting lost, exploring new places and finding the unusual. How do I do this? I ask locals, look up recommendations, hire a Vespa, take my notebook, my sketching pens, a camera and off I go exploring.

upcoming trip to berlin - colourliving

The beauty of this trip is that I’ve managed to combine it with a little business, The Hive conference, some meetings for Mapology Guides and lots of time to spend with friends and make new acquaintances. How excited am I? Of course, you dear readers will also benefit from my excursion as I’ll be bringing back lots of photographs of my week away.

There’s only one sad thought. My dearest friend Holly, who lived in Berlin, has recently moved back to Canada to start a coffee roastery with her husband. I’m totally excited for them but gutted not to be spending time together in this cool city. Boo!

Have a great Easter everyone. See you back here on Monday.

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  • Reply mel April 2, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Oh you lucky thing. I so wish that I could come to Hive. How cool would that be? I haven’t been to Berlin but I’ve heard that it is probably one of the coolest cities around. Definitely on the list. Happy Easter Tina! M xx

    • Reply tina April 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Oh Mel. I do feel lucky and a very appreciate of the fact we have so many blogging conferences in Europe that are easy to attend.
      I can imagine you feel quite cut off.

      It would be super cool if you could join and also Jocelyn (WITH OSKAR)…

      You would love Berlin. Fun, cosmopolitan and very friendly.
      Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family. xx

  • Reply Angela - designhaus no.9 April 2, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Berlin is so cool! I visit the city once a year and I love it. Amazing shops, wonderful restaurants (I love eating) 😉 and so much to discover.
    Ich wünsche dir eine tolle Zeit. Angela x

    • Reply tina April 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      I know, I manage about once a year. Of course would like it to be more:-)

      Thank you. Wish you would come to The Hive! x
      PS. I love eating too. We would get on:-))

  • Reply Holly April 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    What a sweet post! And thanks for mentioning the roastery 🙂 I can feel your excitement and it will surely be loads of fun. But I will be missing you extra this weekend too. We had such a great time last year, such special memories we made. Zipping around Berlin on the Vespa (and London too) was the best! Oh I will really miss you and your warm hugs! Have a great time and give Berlin a little squeeze from me. Look forward to following you with #colourlivinginberlin! xoxoxo

    • Reply tina April 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Hello lovely. As time is approaching I’m super nostalgic about last year. Staying with you and sleeping with Jack (for my readers – that’s a cat!!!) was memorable.

      Ha. Zipping around with the Vespa was certainly a highlight but there are many.
      Yes, will continue with the #colourlivinginberlin and will be thinking of you loads!!!!

      Can’t wait for the roastery to go live!

  • Reply Jocelyn Hefner April 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Tina, I am so sad I am not able to be at The Hive and ride the vespa with you! Looking forward to your IG feed and blog post with photos…I am sure you will have a wonderful time simply because you have so much love for Berlin. I bet it loves you even more. Hugs, Jocelyn xx

    • Reply tina April 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Jocelyn, I was sure you would join. Was rather upset to find out you’re not coming.
      Were you at The Hive in 2013? I was meant to be there but BA cancelled all European flights that afternoon:-((

      I am very looking forward. So far, the weather is looking good. Would have ben fun to take you on the Vespa in Berlin too:-)) Although now you’re a mum..hmmm
      Hugs xx

  • Reply tanja simonič korošak April 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Dear Tina, I really like your posts, full of energy and, well, colour:) I share your enthusiams about going to Berlin next week, too. For an Urban sketching workshop with Felix Scheinberger though, same weekend. Will be my first time in Berlin though, so I will be exploring it with a fresh view and a sketchbook in my hand. Any suggestions for a fun sketchcrawl?

    • Reply tina April 6, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Hello Tanja. Thank you for stopping by.

      Wow, would love to join the Urban sketching workshop. Shame it’s on the same weekend.
      You will LOVE Berlin. It’s magical. I’ll be bringing my sketchbook.

      Maybe Hackescher Markt – full of people, cafes and graffiti which is very much Berlin. But honestly, you’ll find inspiration everywhere.
      Have fun…. and thank you:-)

  • Reply Catherine @ farmhousehome April 7, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Tina, I hope you have a fabulous time in Berlin, a city I’d also love to visit one day. Look forward to upcoming blog post, have the best time. Shame you won’t be able to catch up with Holly. How amazing for them to have moved to Canada to start a coffee roastery! You’ll have to do a trip there to visit them. xx

  • Reply Alison Sye April 13, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I have never been to Berlin, but we have booked a few days there in August.
    I shall be writing down your tips.

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