Today I went to a very special store opening event in Überlingen at lake Constance. And there is somethin I have to tell you: if you still think that Germans are a dull and boring nation just have a look at these picture. How can people who like these happy-go-colour pieces can ever be boring? No way, dolls!
Right here: Münsterstr.49, Überlingen, Germany
A very provocative contemporary artist Peter Lenk who has created the famous Imperia in Constance resides in a small town Bodman-Ludwigshafen. And even though his garden is not open for public he is not hiding his work. The saturated green of the Bodensee nature provides a perfect background for his strange, crazy and vivid statues. It is totally worth a walk around. And with a bit of luck you can visit the little shop of the artist and take one of his little creatures home.
We spent this Sunday in Meersburg, a beautiful old town just across the sea. Actually those were just a couple of hours we spent there but crossing the sea, the good local wine, the dreamlike scenery and the peaceful atmosphere made it feel like a real holiday.
I used to love Berlin a lot but since I left it and moved to a dreamlike cutest little city in South Germany I don’t miss it too much. I don’t miss it until I come to visit it and discover treasures like Meyan. This little cafe opened recently (guys, why didn’t you open it two years ago as I lived just around the corner???) in a street where every second entrance leads you to a nice bar, cafe or a restaurant. Still if I would walk down this street now and then I would go there and only there.
Imagine the combination of three factors: LOVE, TASTE and CREATIVITY, and you get an approximate description of Meyan, which means liquorice by the way. LOVE stands for the interior design, delicately oriental and elegantly urban at the same time. You can’t oversee that every single thing has been selected, no chosen with love. There is something old, and something new, and something handmade, all together creating an absolute harmony. East meets West, personal meets urban, vintage meets modern. TASTE stands for the yummy food, so fine and spicy at the same time, accompanied by a black tea in narrow-waisted Turk glasses or a nice glass of wine. CREATIVITY comes from people that run the place, open, friendly and authentic. You come in, you greet them, you chat, you feel welcome...
What can I say more? Just go there and see for yourself. And if you like it as much as I do, you can take one little bit of Meyan home: jus buy there a colourful oriental bowl or a handmade soap. The second would support a women project in Turkey.
oh, that moment!