Last weekend I went on a little  trip to Berlin with 8 ladies. It started out as a friend’s work trip and then turned into a birthday weekend girls only trip :) I took a morning flight from London to Berlin and arrived just in time for checking in to our rooms. The other girls had already been drinking on the roof terrace of the hotel, so they were quite tipsy when I arrived haha. We stayed at Soho House Berlin and hence had to plan in at least some time for hanging out in the SPA. Friday afternoon worked out perfectly for checking out the steam room and sauna – not to mention the shower in our room: there were at least 8 different beauty products to explore :)

Holocaust Memorial

After some time in the SPA we visited the Holocaust Memorial. When you visit this place, don’t forget to also go to the museum which explains the whole history of the genocide. The museum is located on the site of the memorial and the entrance is free.

Brunch at Father Carpenter

On the Friday evening we had dinner at Katz Orange and then one more cocktail at the bar in Soho House before calling it a rather early night. Saturday morning started with brunch at Father Carpenter (you have to try their banana bread!!) followed by strolling around Berlin.

After Brunch Walk

We started off walking together (the 8 of us) and slowly ended up in little groups until we later found each other again in the hotel haha. Our little group of 4 walked over to Unter den Linden, Checkpoint Charlie and then took a taxi to the East Side Gallery. It was still freezing cold and so we were already back in the hotel by late afternoon to relax (and properly warm up) before dinner.

Unter den Linden

Checkpoint Charlie

East Side Gallery

After another SPA session and a cocktail at Green Door we had dinner at Panama Restaurant.  I’m not sure how we came up with the idea to go to Sisyphos Club afterwards but it definitely was an experience. Needless to say we were entirely overdressed and way too sober for this sort of night out but it was fun in the end. I was in bed by 4 am whilst some of our group only came back to the hotel at 7 am :)

Brandenburg Gate

Sunday started a bit later than planned – though I managed to go swimming in the pool of the hotel’s roof terrace before checkout :). We walked over to the Brandenburg Gate and then slowly made our way to House of Small Wonder where we had brunch.

House of Small Wonder

The food was really amazing and interior looks super pretty. The cappuccino was a bit short of being impressive, so don’t bother if you value good coffee. My friends liked the matcha latte though, so try this one instead :)

After brunch we headed back to Soho House and then took a taxi to the airport – back to London. Bye bye, Berlin.

Clapham WC

What a fun weekend! On Friday I met with two friends for dinner at Campania & Jones before heading over to dance to some electronic music at Oval Space. I didn’t know the DJs (it’s not my kind of music usually) but it was lots of fun. On Saturday Michael and I went to Clapham to have brunch. As we decided to walk through the park first it was a bit late for brunch afterwards, so we went straight for wine and snacks at WC – a super cosy little restaurant/wine bar in a former public toilet (hello quirky London!). Unfortunately they don’t serve hot beverages, so instead of a Cappuccino I had to do with an Espresso Martini haha. In the evening we (7 girls!) joined in for the craziness at Elysee, a Greek restaurant near Goodge Street where you get to smash plates and dance on them, and guys, listen up, there is also a belly dancer!

 

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split was the first stop on the Croatia & Slovenia road trip. We flew from London to Split and spent one night there before taking the ferry to Hvar the next afternoon. Lots of friends were already arriving that night with the rest flying in the next morning. I was still in recovery mood from my cold so I only joined for an early dinner and then went straight back to the hotel to watch movies. It turned out that this was the right decision :) The others went on until 3 am and some of them had a bit of a rough morning the next day. I, on the other hand felt much better the and managed to squeeze in some sightseeing in Split before we took the ferry to Hvar.

These are the photos from the walk through the old town of Split. If you haven’t visited Split yet, add it plus the beautiful surrounding islands to your travel bucket list!

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog

Split Croatia Travel Blog