Wednesday, 21 November 2012
I love the KaDeWe at Christmas
I love Berlin. I am going to miss it so very much when we leave. I also love the KaDeWe, Berlin's version of Harrods.
Christmas is something special at the KaDeWe. It's shiny, it's excessive, it's less 'less is more' and more 'more is more' with a whole bag of more thrown in on top.
Who doesn't need a mouse in a crown? Who doesn't want to be transported into another world? The KaDeWe can give you it all.
This year's theme is 'Alice in Wonderland'. Giant chairs, a giant teddy, a giant fireplace with giant Christmas stockings hanging from it.
You walk into a huge room lined with giant bookshelves which on it's own would be pretty outstanding. But with all it's beautiful things piled up and sparkling and shining and tempting, it's just gorgeous.
There aren't many things I wouldn't happily take home with me. I want bowls full of baubles decorated with fine glittery scrolls.
I want tables stacked high with golden cake stands and silver candelabras and one hundred snowglobes each one with Santa.
I'm pretty sure my new house would feel more homely were it filled with stars and flowers and golden dishes and incense.
I love this place. This is how Christmas should look. Marvellous.