|The creative corner|
When I asked today if Jean et Lili is a new shop, I was told that maybe the location from Rosenthalerplatz, where I was, is 12-month old only, but the one from Kreuzberg is already seven-year old. Apparently, I have enourmous things to learn about Berlin, and this was one of my lessons for today.
|Some colorful scarfs, nothing to die for, actually|
I entered the shop completely by accident, as I was in the area and relatively early for a meeting and wanted to spend some couple of minutes without having a specific destination. Two seconds after I entered the shop -attracted by the sweet window - I was welcomed with a smile and asked if I am looking for something. It was nothing special I was looking for - from scarfs, some designer clothes - obviously not the strong point of the business - some handmade lamps and veilleuses, handmade postcards and travel diaries. Last but not least, I saw here the famous Aleppo soap, apparently 'Made in Syria'.
I had a look at the nice colors and acquarelle-like products and loved the ambiance so much that I was about to be late to my meeting. Somehow, it is this combination of sweetness, still life and a bit of kitsch that makes East Berlin and Berlin in general so attractive. Live your life, be what you want to be, and do it with lazy passion.
|This is what I will need maybe, after my Moleskine reserves are finished|
|For a second, I tried to stop thinking about politics|
|Isn't it 'suess'?|
The prices are acceptable and now is the open season for sales. On the website you can order from 20Euro on, with around 6 Euro shipping costs. The orders can be delivered only within Germany.