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Vive La Différence – A Day in Berlin

March 4, 2013

Morning. It’s monday, a new week and it’s meant to get into double figures. Really? It’s been so cold I cannot remember what’s it’s like not to freeze:-)

It’s vive la différence monday and i’m delighted to feature the lovely Holly and Trisha from we heart home. Holly is originally from montreal and Trisha from london. They both now live in berlin and work at fashion for home, where they run their blog from.

For new readers:

The concept: each month I will invite one blogger. They will create and showcase one image/vignette. There are 20 themes and 20 objects for my guest to choose from. They choose 1 theme and up to 3 objects. I will then create an image/vignette based on their choice. Everyone has free reign on how to create the image. It can be simple photography, a drawing, a collage, a hand-painted image, a styled table top… the choice is yours! The fun part is that you, my readers, will see 2 versions inspired by the same subject matter. There is no right or wrong. There’s just ‘different’.

Holly and Trisha chose the theme: a day in berlin with the object: clothing. Here’s their journey!

A Day In Berlin.



Woke up late. Need to be at morgenland for brunch with my bro half an hour ago. No time to change, stay in pajamas. Grab purse from last night. Jump on the U1. Soon I’ll be devouring a delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet for less than €10. I think the lady next to me just heard my stomach growling.


Finally managed to get some proper clothes on. Gone for ‘Minnie Mouse Chic’ for my weekly Kaffee & Kuchen with friends at oberholz. THE best homemade ice tea in Berlin. Don’t even get me started on their cake… I could eat it all day. Not cheap, but a special Sunday treat!


Slip into the little black dress. Off to beckett’s kopf for a first date. Eek! However it turns out, I know I’ll at least enjoy my Isle of Smile cocktail. Wish me luck.

Vive la Différence - A day in Berlin - We Heart Home

A true scenario:
I take the plane to berlin knowing i only have a day to go and visit everyhting i want. The maps and guides come out. The stickers at the ready. I mark out my route.

When in berlin, i hire a vespa and follow my carefully planned journey. I stop at all my favourite places, while exploring some new ones. Here are some of them:

do you read me?!

There never seems to be enough time when in berlin. Time is up and i’m heading back to the airport plotting what to see when i next return!

Vive la Différence - A day in Berlin - Tina Bernstein

Thank you holly and trisha for working hard and taking us on a day in berlin ahead of the hive. I’m very excited to meet you both!!!

Before that though, i’m also very much looking forward to this coming weekend when many of us will congregate at the meettheblogger event in london. I hope some of you will also join my design tour on sunday. Happy week everyone. Back here thursday!

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  • Reply annie March 4, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    wow they went to so much effort! Sounds like a nice day out 🙂

    Design tour? have i missed something?? x

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Yes, really loved the twist and real life installation…. and they had not much time in which to do it!

  • Reply We Heart Home March 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Yay! We love to see the differences! Combine our items and suggestions and you’re set for the BEST day in Berlin 🙂

    Trisha and I can’t stop gushing over that yellow pen and feather. You have the coolest things.

    Thanks you so much for having us on. We had so much fun preparing this post, really a blast! Our collegues were all very curious as to why we were trying to hang our clothes from exterior walls in the courtyard of our office building and photographing them! You can’t tell from these images but it was really windy, lol.

    Wishing you a great time at MTB and your design tour this weekend. Oh how we wish we could be there 🙂

    xoxo H&T

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Girls, or shall I say Ladies…. Thanks a million for your combined efforts, swift delivery and generally very creative output!
      It was a real pleasure to feature you here and since Holly was the catalyst for this whole series, I’m always indebted!!

      Am sure people liked our mini guide to Berlin which does come in handy for The Hive!

      Haha. Can just imagine your colleagues faces… it’s an attribute to you both to make it look ‘non windy’.. who knew???

      Thanks. I wish you guys would be here too… meant to rain though;-(

  • Reply Nicola March 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Great info for a great Time Out in Berlin, danke x

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Bitte schön, liebe Nicola. Wann besuchst Du Berlin??? x

  • Reply geraldine March 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Can’t wait to explore some of these cool places when I go to Berlin for the Hive. so excited! Love the dresses hanging off walls, such a great visual story from Trisha and Holly. Great styling vignette there Tina. Looking forward to your blog tour. I have some guesses of places you will take us. I wonder whether I’ll be right?? The suspense is killing ! xx

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Good. Berlin is amazing and you can’t go wrong with our recommendations. Look forward to sharing some of them with you!!

      Ha. Program should be up on the MTB website today. Of course, you’ll know some of them!! x

  • Reply Michaela March 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I really like Fashion for Home – really ace furniture! Their shoe storage is brill! Not been to Belin as yet, but its very high on my list of places i really want to go to – real shame I can’t get to Meetheblogger. I will get rid of this blasted day job soon, and actually have the time to go to stuff!!! 😉 xx

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Yes FFH is rather brill. Must check out the shoe storage… Oh, M, you’ve got to get yourself to Berlin. You’ll love it!!!
      Pitty you won’t join MTB:-(( soon hopefully!!! x

  • Reply Chi @ 106 March 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Wow! Amazing job, girls – LOVE the art installation twist!!!

    I’m so gutted I can’t come to The Hive this year. 🙁 We could have had such fun exploring the haunts you’ve mentioned!!!

    Tina, I’m certain your Design Tour at MTB London will be a roaring success and the highlight of the weekend. I only wish I could be there to see you in your element! xo

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Yep, thought you would like that. We talked about how to move this forward…:-)

      Boo, but now everyone knows and can understand. I will have a steak dish in your honour at Dudu and when on a bike (not miss you:-)
      Sorry you can’t join MTB and the the Design Tour BUT I understand….:-)) x

  • Reply Catherine Bedson March 5, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Berlin sounds like such an exciting city..thank you to both for sharing! Good luck with your design tour Tina..would love to be a part of it. I second Chi it will be the highlight of the weekend! Enjoy The Hive & meeting Holly & Trisha. xx

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks love. Surely will xx

  • Reply Doris March 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I would love to visit Berlin. It sounds fantastic. I’m so looking forward to this weekend and your design tour Tina. See you soon. xD

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      See you this weekend x

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey March 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I adore these vive la différence posts and seeing the contrasts between Ms Colourliving and her guest(s).

    Holly & Trisha… fantastic idea. An enigmatic day in Berlin in very cool abstract pictures, put into context in words. Love it! And Tina, your journey is rapturous. I’ve looked at your image several times and keep seeing something new. DUDU looks great and I’ve been to ‘do you read me?!’ Loved it!

    Thanks y’all xx

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      I like the ‘Ms Colourliving’.. ha!

      Don’t you just love what they did? Mrs Grey did not disappoint, right?
      Thanks hun, you know Dudu is my fav of all times and a must when you’re next in Berlin. You will love it!!

      Do you read me?! could bancrupt me!!!!!!!!! xx

  • Reply Alison Sye March 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I really likes these vive la difference posts. The clothes on the wall are great, especially the shoes. Love your photo too, Tina. I’m curious about the little yellow star button in the middle. Is it there for composition or does it have significance?

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks Alison. I showed my cousin your cards this morning. She loved them!

      Thanks for noticing details. The yellow star button is meant to indicate clothing etc which was the chosen object… x

  • Reply Judith March 7, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Thanks Tina, Holly & Trisha! Your hotspots will come handy in may before/after The Hive! Can’t wait to see you all there and explore Berlin!

    • Reply tina March 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Yay! See you at The Hive! We’ll have such a good time x

  • Reply leah of sang the bird March 14, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Berlin sounds wonderful! I would so love to visit! Travelling around on a Vespa is so delightful xx

    • Reply tina March 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Berlin is so über cool!!! Vespa all the way lovely xx

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