Tigerlilly Quinn: A Snap Shot of Berlin

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A Snap Shot of Berlin


If you follow me over on IG you might have seen that I've been over in Berlin during the weekend with my blogging pal Lori!

We were sent to the city to review some local food places so it was a bit of a mad rush to fit in 16 reviews within 3 days but it's given me a taste of the city and I definitely want to go back and show Tom and Wilf. Our hotel was Linnen via i-escape which was stunning (post to follow!).

We did manage to tick off a few places that we felt we couldn't really miss on a trip to the city. One of them being the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. I didn't really know what I'd feel but looking through a gap in a piece of the wall gave me a lump in my throat. I've been watching footage of the wall coming down and trying to comprehend how crazy the world can be sometimes....more on that in another post I think!


The East Berlin style isn't one I am usually drawn to, industrial design and dark minimalist colours are the opposite of my colourful vintage (and probably quite flouncy) style so it was interesting to be noticeably the odd one out. It took us a day to realise the reason why people were staring at me was because of the slightly over the top amount of colour I was wearing! I pretty much stopped and took a picture of every pop of colour I could find.

Having said that I have to say I was surprised by how much I started to warm towards the feel of the place and I've found a new found love of concrete.

I made a teeny tiny video (I kept forgetting to film!) but just to give you a little taste of the places we visited. I'll write more soon about where we stayed and visited!



193 comments:

Alice J-T said...

16 reviews in 3 days - omg!


I loved seeing your photos on Instagram as you were out there. I went on a school trip when I was 15 and would just love to go back. What an amazing city x

Polly Davies said...

Looks like you had a great time, I'll admit Berlin isn't somewhere I've ever thought of visiting but it does look lovely from your photos

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

I've loved seeing all your photos! Look forward to reading more. And well done for fitting in 16 places in 3 days! Very impressive! xx

Katie Sparrow said...

I can't even imagine going there, though I'd love to. Those photos are so evocative Fritha, I love them. All that industrial decay and hardness softening at the edges and punctuated with splashes of colour. The grafitti-ed train and the back street with the bin and, oh, that Berlin wall shot like the wall's crying. Lucky you. Thanks for giving me some vicarious travelling!

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

I loved looking at all your photos on Instagram Fritha, and Lori's too! 16 places in 3 days- that's crazy!

Natasha B said...

Love the Stockholm Oak 2 Door 2 Drawer Display Cabinet

tomh432 said...

I'd put a Stompa Uno S 11 White High Sleeper With Double Futon - Blimey that's a mouth full!!

Stacey Tripconey said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/beds/fabric/orbit-black-velvet-bed-with-scroll-back-head-footboard/?r=12

Little Jam Pot Life said...

Vista Solid Pine & Distressed Wide Chest! http://www.fads.co.uk/chest-of-drawers/pine/vista-solid-pine-distressed-wide-chest/?r=18

Gemma Brown said...

safari table and chair set

jenniwren12 said...

the albany solid pine dining set

laura redburn said...

i've wanted to go to berlin for the longest time. love the flats with all the vines crawling them!

Rachel Melton said...

stompa blue uno 2 door cube unit

Keshia Esgate said...

Balmoral Waxed Pine 2 Door 2 Drawer Wardrobe

Alana Walker said...

Love this kids bed http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-beds/high/stompa-uno-s-11-white-high-sleeper-with-double-futon/?r=9

Sarah Michelle Pybus said...

KidKraft Star Table & Chair Set With Primary Coloured Storage Bins

peregrinationgourmande said...

I loved Berlin. I loved the museums, the streets, the coffee shops. Such a great city. xx cathy

corinne Henson said...

I really like the Durango low slate fire pit dining table

Ruth Bugg said...

I Love this, great with lots of shelves, perfect for any hcild and the personilisation just makes it so special - SeziTall 9 Letter Personalised Children's Bookcase

Lynsey Buchanan said...

Balmoral Waxed Pine 2 Door 2 Drawer Wardrobe

MrRichTea said...

Worthing Solid American White Oak Bed

Barbara Jane Shaw said...

Now Summer is coming I am looking at garden furniture etc. The Alps sun lounger set is great and the price is fantastic as well!

Chez Mummy said...

Wilf is such a cutie pie. I especially love the cardigan.

missielizzie said...

Love this sofa http://www.fads.co.uk/sofas/two-seater-sofas/fabric/carnival-champagne-retro-duo-love-seat-with-scatter-cushions/?r=3

Dad Creek said...

Loving the design on the shirt.!

bericebaby said...

Gosh he is so cute & super stylish - I really need to get back into posting what Hayden wore. Its so much fun. Love everything Wilf is wearing!
Charlotte x

Amy said...

One of the amazing cabin beds (probably the Kimbo Sky Blue & White Cabin Bed) as my little boy is getting ready to make the move to a big bed as we are making room for our new arrival in his nursery… :)

Mummy To The Max said...

I adore this bed - http://www.fads.co.uk/beds/orbit-mink-fabric-scroll-buttoned-bed/

Hannah CrafternoonCabaretClub said...

I was in Berlin at the weekend too! I adore the city. We walked and walked as the weather was so lovely and it was really moving seeing the different remains of the wall. Did you make it to the jewish museum? It has the most incredible installation within it called memory void. Looking forward to reading your foodie reviews x

Kirsty Fox said...

I would choose the Pirate Themed Single Kids Bed

Laura Rocksteady said...

Looks and sounds like you had an amazing time - really enjoyed your and Lori's instagram feed! John went to Berlin last year and had a great time, I've been but many years back but we are hoping to take the little man there this year for his Birthday

Ann-Christin said...

great photos :)

http://aca-photography.blogspot.de/

beautykinguk said...

Those boots are amazing! Wonder if they come in adult sizes.

Cat Culmer said...

I love the
Thuka Digger Midsleeper Bed
Midsleeper With Drapes & Mattress

Tammy Tudor said...

the Crystal Black Chenille Diamante Fabric Bed

Kay Lou Smith said...

I love the classic white bookshelf with storage baskets :)

Jenni said...

I love the personalised bookcase, I think it would look lovely in the living area or childrens bedroom - http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-bookcases/tall/sezitall-4-letter-personalised-childrens-bookcase/

Christine Caple said...

I love the Alps Silver 3 Piece Sun Lounger Set

Michelle Ashmore said...

Absolutely love those boots and totally agree on the leggings, so much easier than jeans or trousers :)

Elaine Dale said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/seating/sun-loungers/alexander-rose-san-marino-red-pine-lovers-recliner-seat/

Plastig Ffantastig said...

I love the Bibop bunk bed

samantha price said...

Kimbo Sky Blue & White Cabin Bed

laura stewart said...

i like the Crystal Black Chenille Diamante Fabric Bed beautiful

John Taggart said...

Balmoral waxed pine 2 Drawer, 2 Door wardrobe

jbsguapa said...

love the cabin beds for me not the kids

Gemma Crossley said...

i would love this for my boys http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-beds/bunk/leo-blue-white-bunk-bed/

Rachel Craig said...

Genoa Black Leather chair and footstool.

Sam Jane Aldworth said...

love the cabin beds

Karen Cowley said...

Loving the pirate themed bed, awesome xx

Michelle Banks said...

the cabin beds x

Paula Barker said...

The Stockholm Green Fabric Buttoned Back Retro Style 2 Seater Sofa

Peggy rossiter said...

EcoFlex Reflex Foam Mattress would be useful

Laura Pritchard said...

I'd pick the Minuet Wenge 3 Drawer Bedside Chests for our bedroom

Donna Large said...

Genoa Black Leather chair and footstool.

Andrea said...

I like the Highland garden bench.

Kaci Soderstrom said...

This.. http://www.fads.co.uk/beds/leather/wynn-regus-black-leather-tv-bed-with-high-headboard/ just need to win the lottery first!

sarah diane rees said...

love the cabin beds

kristina trick said...

province antique white carved nest of tables

Bobbie Minthull said...

The children's garden bench

Kirsty Thompson said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-beds/high/thuka-trendy-29-pink-highsleeper-bed/

Martina Pichova said...

Gami Hangun bedroom set would be great for my daughter

Janice Mackin said...

Stompa Classic Kids White Bunk Beds

Julie Ward said...

A guest bed (they don't have a new man on there) lol

Emily CD said...

Parisot Tam Tam Blue & White Bunk Bed EJ Dunn

Angie McDonald said...

I absolutely love the British Vintage Back to Nature 4 Drawer Chest - that would definitely be top of my list!

Michelle Dagger said...

I love the Firenze Daybed

Jane Willis said...

The Lounge Light Oak Set of 3 Cubes would be really useful

hd foster said...

De Van Blue Mid Sleeper

roley martin said...

The Firenze day bed is awesome!!!!

Louise Fairweather said...

canyon white high gloss wide bookcase

Kym said...

love the Avenue 5 Drawer Multi Coloured Tall Storage Unit

Pauline Wilson said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/bedroom-set/gami-sarlat-oak-finished-bedroom-set/

This fab bedroom set as I need a new bed and furniture

Michelle Ferguson said...

I would like the Minuet Wenge 3 Drawer Bedside Chest

Laura Jennison said...

The Alexander Rose San Marino Red Pine Relax Hut is pretty freaking swanky. A girl can dream...

LeeLee Doodygirl Mse Newsome said...

The Cabin beds

Lisa Wilkinson said...

The Zoe Fabric Corner Sofa

Caroline H said...

It would be the York Chenille Style Slate Buttoned Straight 2 Seater Sofa for me.

Rachael Jess said...

We are moving at the end of the month and this would be on my wish list for sure - the link liquorice oak TV living unit! I already know what would go on the shelves :)

Maria A. said...

Vista Solid Pine & Distressed Wide Chest

Kerry-Ann Pope said...

I would love this to finish off my eldests bedroom http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-desks/desks/sienna-white-high-gloss-desk-with-drawer/

Diana said...

Parisot Tam Tam Blue & White Bunk Bed EJ Dunn

lynn heath said...

I would love the kids to have one of these Stompa Uno S white mid sleepers with drpaes

Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs said...

I would love the Parisot Swan Pure White High Sleeper Set With Storage for my son x

leanne williams said...

I would like the Minuet Wenge 3 Drawer Bedside Chest

Harley Richardson said...

Love the children's personalised bookcases very cool x

Leigh Marea Boyle said...

Vista Solid Pine & Distressed Wide Chest

Jess Howliston said...

The classic white bookshelf with storage baskets and the night racer red single bed! x

German Lopez said...

Steens Natural Lacquer 2 Over 3 Chest of Drawers

Celia West said...

The cabin beds

ELZBIETA ZNYK said...

Stompa Casa 3 High Sleeper Bed

Nicola Lynch said...

I'd love the Ethan Oak Fixed Top Dining Table. We only have an old hand me down one!

maci234 said...

Vista Solid Pine & Distressed Wide Chest

Jennifer Toal said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/dining-sets/mezzi-rectangular-clear-glass-dining-table--chairs/ I love the colours

nicola barter said...

would love the Thuka Trendy 17 Pink Slide Midsleeper Bed for my little girl!

Tina Edwards said...

the ethan oak fixed dining table

Caroline Blaza said...

I like the cabin beds

Keith Hunt said...

Ethan Oak EU Bedroom Set

Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid said...

Albany Solid Pine Natural Extending Dining Set

samantha sugden said...

Nordic Solid Oak Chunky Dining Set

Harriet said...

Nordic Solid Oak Chunky Dining Set

Louise Rogers said...

The Ethan oak fixed dining table

Andrew Hindley said...

St Ives Dove Grey & Ash Veneer Bedhttp://www.fads.co.uk/beds/wooden/st-ives-dove-grey-ash-veneer-bed/

Charlotte said...

I'd love a swan cabin bed for my daughter.

cecilia allen said...

i love the stompa kids bunk bed

WSmith said...

The Ethan Oak Fixed Dining Table

Rebecca Phillips said...

I love the KidKraft Princess Pink Vanity Desk & Stool Set

Susan B said...

The Milo Solid Navy Blue Sleep Station.

Gillian Hale said...

The Ethan Oak Dining Table would be great for me and my kids

Irene Gilmour said...

Parisot Tam Tam Blue & White Bunk Bed

Katherine Coldicott said...

William Orkney Claret Fabric Armchair

Sheila Sloan said...

I love a swan cabin bed.

ELIZABETH SMITH said...

Joseph Louis Sleigh Mahogany Bed

Stephen Holman said...

loving the leo-blue-white-bunk-bed

Chloe Bailey said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/beds/fabric/epsilon-mink-velvet-bed-with-tall-pin-tuck-headboard/

stephanie lovatt said...

Grand Prix Themed Blue Car Single Bed

Jamie said...

We would love a new sofa and upgrade to a corner sofa, So the Zoe Black Fabric Corner Sofa would be on our wish list :)

Claire Wilkinson said...

love this http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-desks/desks/mister-white-desk-with-side-bookcase-for-storage/

Claire Barker said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/wall-art/scenic/bluebell-landscape-canvas-print-/

Lucy Goodwin said...

One of the bunk beds as the kids are desperate for new ones

nocona said...

a new sofa!

sarahfleck said...

a bunk bed

hannah walker said...

This storage bench with storage would look mazing in my girls bedroom . Plus they can put all their shoes and bits away tidy in it. http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-bookcases/low/classic-white-storage-bench-with-baskets/

Karem Martin said...

kids bookcase as my kids have so many books

Victoria B said...

Athens Antique Resin Twin Seat

Gemma Nisbet said...

One of the bunk beds ut not sure which!

Jen Morgan said...

A bunk bed x

norrisluvsmary said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/bookcases/tall/canyon-white-high-gloss-wide-bookcase/

PamGregory said...

Tira White 6 Door Wardrobe With Horizontal Light

Jane Middleton said...

Havana Pine 1 Drawer & Cupboard Bedside Cabinet

Erica Price said...

I do like the storage bench - that would be useful.

Saz Palmer said...

I love the parisot Tom Tom blue and white Bunk Bed x

Lindsay @Newcastle Family Life said...

stompa white bunk bed

Rachael Marsden said...

would love this http://www.fads.co.uk/sideboards/wooden/olympian-oak-small-sideboard/

Lucy robinson said...

A bunk bed. x

Kristy Leanne Brown said...

I love hte
Genoa Black Leather Lounge Chair & Footstool

DanielleGraves said...

I absolutely adore the Joseph Fire Engine Bed my son would love it

Richard Hill said...

Beluga 3 Door Sliding White & Mirrored Wardrobe With Lights

gemmafoster said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-bookcases/tall/rives-white-12-section-open-storage-chest-with-2-drawers-1/ love these

Lisa Bryce said...

One of the growth charts - now the little one is standing on his own I think we need to start.

soneailiami said...

Rio Mid Sleeper Bed with Storage

Kirsten Barthy said...

Tidy Books Alphabet Bookcase

Jade Wilson said...

Definitely the bookcase, ours are currently in a wardrobe as we have nowhere else to put them! x

Rachel Bustin said...

I love this sideboard http://www.fads.co.uk/sideboards/marble/retro-cream-travertine-cocoa-brown-marble-3-door-sideboard/

Nicola White said...

Stompo classic kids bunk bed

Victoria Wale said...

I love these, they'd be on my wishlist for suuuure! :- http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-bookcases/classic-white-bookshelf-with-storage-baskets/

lindsay chadburn said...

Rio Mid Sleeper Bed with Storage

Emma Fox said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-beds/high/stompa-casa-3-high-sleeper-bed/ - my son would love this high sleeper bed.

Paddy Dennison said...

The alphabet bookcase

Pauline Black said...

Space Black & Silver Spring Loaded Textilene Sun Lounger

Jen Schofield said...

Tidy Books Alphabet Bookcase

Twin chaos said...

The alphabet bookcase is liked here

barbara said...

I need the Firenze Day Bed for reading in comfort in my conservatory

Jessica Newman said...

I would love this for my son http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-beds/cabin/kurt-oak-mid-sleeper-with-storage-and-pull-out-desk/

Claire Woods said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/dining-tables/wooden/ethan-oak-extending-dining-table/

Donna Clinton said...

The Alphabet bookcase,my daughter has so many books and we don't have any storage for them so this would be ideal for her bedroom!

Kayleigh said...

Parisot Swan Pure White High Sleeper Set With Storage, we will be buying something similar for my daughter soon as her room is tiny

Wendy Becker said...

Tidy Books Alphabet Bookcase

Rebecca Lis said...

the Rio Mid Sleeper Bed with Storage

JamieLMDJs said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-beds/bunk/stompa-classic-kids-white-bunk-bed/

The kids are growing and asking for bunk beds. These would be lush

Hester said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/armchairs/fabric/flippa-dark-red-fabric-armchair-with-buttoned-back/ - a treat for me but would go for the alphabet bookcase as it is needed!

christine westlake said...

love the Genoa chair and foot stool

Emma Lane said...

the alphabet bookcase would be perfect for my nephew

Karen Howden said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/garden-furniture/seating/alps-silver-3-piece-sun-lounger-set/

Karen said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-beds/bunk/parisot-bibop-beech-finish-storage-bunk-bed-with-guest-bed/

Jill Fairbank said...

Perfect for my garden

Hayley Ann Reeve said...

The Orange Helicopter swing looks fab!

Kim Styles said...

Mezzi Rectangular Clear Glass Dining Table & Chairs

Olivia Kirby said...

I really like the
Taylor White & Oak Bunk Bed

❄❄️️Kate Cass❄️❄️ said...

The boys would love this! http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-beds/high/stompa-casa-3-high-sleeper-bed/

Glenda Hanks said...

I would love : http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-bookcases/tall/sezitall-5-letter-personalised-childrens-bookcase/

janine atkin said...

id love the Bubbles 1500 Pocket Mattress

Hazel Rush said...

I'd love the Thuka Trendy 17 Pink Slide Midsleeper Bed for my daughters room she would love it!!

claire haskins said...

alphabet bookcase

MANDY DOHERTY said...

Dallas Light Grey Chaise Sofa Bed with Storage & Extension

Barbara Handley said...

Paris Sonoma Oak Storage TV Unit with Clear Glass Shelves

Theresa Thomas said...

I would like the Taylor White & Oak Bunk Bed

Rebecca Powell said...

I would love the bubbles pocket mattress

Hayley Todd said...

My daughter would love the Kimbo Soft Pink + White Cabin bed

Allan Fullarton said...

The kids would love this!

tom said...

would look great in my sons room.

Tracey said...

The Kimbo Cabin Bed in Sky Blue!

Kerry Lethbridge said...

Complice Two Tone Bunk Bed this would be perfect for the twins as they get bigger

Rachael Walton said...

The alphabet books case would fill a gap amd look awesome for us

Zoe Warren said...

http://www.fads.co.uk/kids-bookcases/low/tidy-books-natural-wood-alphabet-bookcase/
The bookcase in question actually! We tried getting a bookcase at Xmas for my daughter, bug the ones we liked were sold out everywhere, and we are still missing a bookcase! Would be perfect.

Cherylai9 said...

I would select the bookcase! I've been looking for a fun kid friendly bookcase for my daughter.

Emma said...

The bookcase.

Matt Brasier said...

The Alphabet Bookcase

surrey34 said...

Stompa Casa 4 High Sleeper Bed

charbarcrazy said...

Love the princess toddler bed

alisa moore said...

the bookcase

Claire Thomson Little said...

The Alphabet bookcase :)

Donna Browne said...

Everything! The Alphabet bookshelf is brilliant and so is Bibop White Bunk Bed with Guest Bed x

Monika said...

British Vintage Back to Nature 4 Drawer Chest

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