Berlin, Germany
Mirna, 37
Writer, Journalist & Editorial Consultant
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I write, think and create. Because I have to. It's an inner drive.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole - Martha Wainwright, Tryin' My Best - Jenny Lewis, Old Stone - Laura Marling, Regret - Fiona Apple, Teardrop - Massive Attack

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Gypsy, I Love Dick, Big Little Liars

Name some spots in Berlin that are good for a Tinder date.

Bar Drei, Mädchenitaliener, Soho House

Who’s your hero and where in Berlin would you take them out for a serious hang?

I don't have heros.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Online. Always. Spend your time wisely.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Neukölln.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Laying in one of the million parks.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Berlin that you particularly like?

I don't believe in hidden treasures.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Berlin? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Nothing is really extremely expensive in Berlin. That is the great thing about the city. I would say Hotel De Rome. It's just a very beautiful and decadent place to hang out.

What restaurant in Berlin looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

There is one particular. An asian one. On Münzstrasse Corner Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Berlin? Which one do you like?

I hate Cocktails. I always go for the simple things.

Where would you take your partner in Berlin if you wanted to really pamper them?

In Summer: to a lake outside the city, rent a boat, hang there the entire day and eat fresh fish afterwards in one of these old Brandenburg restaurants. In Winter: book a room at Hotel De Rome for the whole weekend.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Sausages. All kinds of. Highly recommended: Weißwurst.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Berlin?

Neukölln.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Berlin?

Prenzlauer Berg.

What are the Berlin spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The Max Liebermann Villa, Pappa e Ciccia, Fernsehturm.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Berlin. How do you spend it?

Wandering around the city without a plan. Stop by at a coffee place to have breakfast, then continue walking, stop by a gallery, have some lunch in the sun, lay in the park and walk, walk, walk till the sun goes down.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Tel Aviv. It's like Berlin with a sea.

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