oh my.. where to start?!?!?!! The past few days have been amazing, exciting, and so much more, there’s very few words to describe it.
… Fashion… As I’d mentioned previously, I got tickets to the opening night of the first ever Zurich Fashion Days as well as to the Up and Coming Swiss Designers show; it was amazing. Let me tell you, I’m quite addicted now, I can’t wait to attend my next fashion show! Once I’m home and organised (if ever!) I’ll do a proper blog post about both shows with lots of photos!
On Thursday after the morning show and VIP luncheon, I raced to Zürich airport to catch our flight to Berlin. On rushing to the airport – MAJOR TIP – do NOT take Tram 10!! Unless you have lots of time to waste. I did have time but the ride was so long, I got bored!! At least I can say I took the tram to the airport, but never again, that’s for sure.
… Berlin… The last four days in brief:
So Thursday evening we landed in a rather cold and rainy Berlin and after unpacking and settling into the hotel we made a beeline for Alexanderplatz for dinner. Now don’t judge me too harshly but it was SO worth it! KFC Rocks!
Friday morning I was up early and headed to the hotel pool – seriously people, nothing beats a swim in the mornings! After a yummy full American breakfast we made out way on our ‘shopping day’. They have these mobile sausage stands all over Berlin, one guy had it attached to his wheelchair and others generally strapped to them, so strange to see – I wouldn’t dare buy from them though.
While walking past Deutsche Bank we saw a huge Harrods sign and display, Kismet! I’d just mentioned at work how I would love another Harrods Christmas Bear (they bring out a new one each year) and look what I got! My cute new teddy (along with some fudge and English shortbread, hee hee).
Friday night we decided to get a quick bite and found ourselves at some Aussie restaurant – by far the worst meal I’ve had in a long long long time!! After dinner we went to see Dirty Dancing live on stage, I had SO much fun singing along and dancing in my seat. I must admit it was weird that all the talking was in German and even some of the songs but the dancing was spectacular!
Saturday was a slow and lazy day with a bit of browsing at KaDeWe and a bar lunch of beer and flammküchen (French pizza type thing) and in the evening we met with a friend and his son at a restaurant that boasts 100 different beers on the menu and I had a Castle lager!!!
Sunday we decided to do one of those hop-on hop-off bus tours, though we did little hopping off! mainly due to the cold weather and that we’d seen quite a bit already. I took so many photos of buildings around Berlin, I find the old and modern architecture so fascinating! We ended our bus tour with a visit to the Berlin Aqua Dom . Anyone who knows me, knows how I love animals and even more so sea creatures, I can spend hours / days in zoos and at aquariums; and this one didn’t fail to impress and inspire
Sunday, being my last night, we went to the hotel’s fabulous and famous restaurant for some delicious steak. I love how at the end of the meal you get to roast your own marshmallows!!
Then it was a 5am wake up call and off to the airport. It was great heading home last night to get cuddles from my furbabies, I missed them so much!
Now all rested and ready to face the rest of the busy week ahead! Tonight I’m meeting a dear friend going through a break up, tomorrow night I have a facial and Thursday night I’ll be preparing for our next girls dinner party I’m hosting on Friday which I’m really, really looking forward to!! Happy week everyone!!