Strytllng

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Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on June 15, 2010

Four girls – Sunday morning – a clouded sky – but no way to stop us because we were heading towards former commercial airport Tempelhof in the heart of Berlin with a bottle of champagne and all necessary essentials to have the perfect Sunday-picnic-brunch.

Right in time for the launch of Moët & Chandon’s new gossip & style Hollywood blog (www.moet-hollywood.de) I was gifted with a bottle of sparkling champagne which motivated me enough to call my girls and make a date for Sunday morning.

LOCATION: A NEW PARK – FORMER AIRPORT TEMPELHOF

I have recently intensified my running and thanks to a friend, I had been introduced to Berlin’s new green-spot, former airport Tempelhof. The 300 hectares big area had been the focus of many discussions after its closure in 2008. The city’s most central airport was opened in 1923, had been given its monumental architecture during the Third Reich and played a very central role during the Berlin Airlift (1948-1949). The inner-city airport later checked in high-ranking politicians and celebrities such as Marlene Dietrich, Kirk Douglas and The Beatles. The area which is almost the size of Central Park in New York City, has quickly developed into a green area, home to many animals and since May 2010 – it has become a popular park and activity area for the city. Because of its immense size, the area is surprisingly quiet and especially inviting for an intimate and relaxing champagne brunch with your girls.

GIRLS WILL ALWAYS BE FABULOUS

The whole date was thrown together very quickly but as soon as I had mentioned “Moët & Chandon” my three beauties had agreed to donate glasses, fruits, baguettes or fromage. After all – I had the bottle with a cooler and the mysterious “Moët Bubble” packed on and delivered with my bike. After a (too) quick consumption of the entire bottle we did what we do best. GOSSIP, GOSSIP, GOSSIP. The past week, our future, jobs, independence, love and the right choices for a post-feminism generation of women were soon the focus of our heated debate and four hours flew by too fast. Towards the end, the sun had its comeback and we had found out what the mysterious “Bubble” is for: it is served at various locations with a glass of Moët & Chandon and it hides a small surprise inside. I personally like to think of it as the golden ball that was found by the enchanted prince from “The Frog Prince” and the surprise could be that Canon G11 I’ve been ogling for months but then again – here we are as academic post-feminist girls with a slight addiction for nailpolish – knowing that there is no such thing as fairies and princes to fulfil our dreams. Instead we treat our friends to a bottle of Moët & Chandon ourselves on a cool Sunday in June and are happy that our independence and youth is the greatest thing to live-out in a liberal city like the German capital. After all, Cinderella and her Princesses friends never had what we had now: a spontaneous moment with our friends over a glass of French champagne in the middle of an airfield.

My gratitude for the initial impulse goes out to Moët & Chandon, Aline from Prag PR and to Annika, Nadine and Victoria for the great day.

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  1. Victoria said, on June 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    “There is no such thing as fairies and princes to fulfil our dreams. Instead we treat our friends to a bottle of Moët & Chandon ourselves and are happy that our independence and youth is the greatest thing to live-out in a liberal city like the German capital. ”

    Amen, my dear… I could not have put it more aptly.
    There’s nothing like friends. And champagne.

  2. Not Just Another Milla said, on June 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

    “There’s nothing like friends. And champagne.” – never a truer word typed!

    What a lovely picnic – makes me miss my friends and think about our fabulous times together, and reminds me of how much I love champagne! Great photos – thanks for sharing!

    • strytllng said, on June 17, 2010 at 8:56 am

      So I assume you moved recently? The great thing about friends is that they will always be there no matter how far away you live plus I love the excitement to enlarge my circle of friends whenever I meet someone new who touches that deep core hidden inside yourself. Bottoms up to friends!

  3. Not Just Another Milla said, on June 18, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Yes, “just” moved to Paris (8 months ago). Meeting new people, but it’s hard… Makes it even more special when I see my ‘old’ friends!


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