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KaDeWe: Stylish Shopping and Elegant Eating in the Heart of Berlin

KaDeWe's magnificent food court
KaDeWe’s magnificent food court

By: Rohan 

As an American tourist coming into Berlin with very little knowledge of the language, the fact that KaDeWe was easy to pronounce and had vegetarian food on the menu was an instant sell. It’s hard enough to find quality vegetarian places in Eastern Europe, especially in a city like Berlin.

Think of KaDeWe as your typical department store on steroids. For those who have visited Harrod’s in London, it is on the same, if not higher caliber as the famous retailer. But by far the best part of KaDeWe is it promises the latest trends, delicious food, and succulent desserts that won’t break the bank.

As I mentioned, KaDeWe is massive. Seven stories to be exact. The bottom floors boast popular luxury brands like Gucci, Prada, Coach, and Armani. As you climb this massive behemoth of a store, expect floors dedicated to home goods, kitchen and bath, electronics, and of course an entire floor of toys to keep the little ones delighted.

As you reach the top of KaDeWe, you encounter an authentic Eastern European supermarket that provides access to the best of flavors from around the world. Feast your eyes (and your taste buds) on cheeses imported from Italy, or stop by the Illy Espresso and Hot Chocolate bar for a quick pick-me-up. Your options are endless.

Exit the glass elevator on KaDeWe’s top floor and you’re delighted to a beautiful food court, adorned with chic furniture, beautiful scented candles, and a picturesque glass ceiling giving you the perfect view of the nighttime sky and all of Berlin’s monuments. Try freshly made stir-fry noodles, treat yourself to a brick oven pizza, and of course, save some room for dessert. KaDeWe boasts an incredible collection of cheesecakes, puddings, pastries, ice cream, and gelato. There is no way you are leaving without satisfying that sweet tooth.

If you’re in Berlin and need a bite to eat or would like to hit up a major retailer, KaDeWe is the place to be. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.kadewe.de/en/

My Top Five Designs/Looks At The 2013 Oscars

By Lakshmi:  

Any time there is an awards function on TV, one of the major attractions for me (and now my younger daughter) is the red carpet.  Watching beautiful people gracefully walk the red carpet in amazing designs is truly a feast for the eyes and soul!  Last night was no different; from Helen Hunt’s bold choice of an H&M over the rack gown (it fit her beautifully) to the exquisite Gucci design worn by Jennifer Garner, the clothes and the accompanying jewelry lent the perfect look to these screen goddesses.

Here are my top five looks, that blended the beautifully created designs with the wearer’s persona.

#5  I’ve been following Michelle Obama’s sartorial displays since she stepped into her role as first lady and she definitely has a knack for picking clothes that flatter her statuesque frame.  Her beautifully beaded black and silver Naeem Khan gown was cut perfectly and completed her fringed, sassy look.

michelle obama

#4 Is there ever a time that Halle Berry does not look drop dead gorgeous?  Be it lounging on the beach in casual shorts or walking the red carpet, the woman is blessed with the most beautiful features, skin and more.  Her Marchessa gown embroidered and accentuated with what appear to be shoulder pads made her seem to appear from an outer world galaxy.

Hally Berry

#3 Jennifer Lawrence’s  youthful exuberance and nervousness was framed beautifully in a blush Dior gown which was reminiscent of the allure of Dior print ads.  Her pulled back hair coupled with classic jewelry added a mature sophistication well beyond her years.

Jennifer Lawrence

#2 Dubbed by the New York Times as fashion’s favorite clothes hanger, Jessica Chastain exuded old world glamor (think Rita Hayworth).  Her copper beaded Armani gown, her bright lips and the softly cascading curls created a vision to behold.

Jessica Chastain

#1  I’m not a huge Jennifer Garner fan, but her look was one of the most ethereal beautiful ones that graced the red carpet last night.  Her violet Gucci gown with a simple strapless front paired with an exquisite ruffled back was simply perfect.  As Jennifer herself mentioned, “Once I saw the sketch, I did not want anything else.”  Her hair pulled back with wispy tendrils accentuated the spectacular diamond necklace around her neck.  She was simply the vision of perfection.

Jennifer Garner

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the clothes that you fancied as well as did not like. Do drop us a line.