Berlin Autumn street

Winter is creeping ever closer here in Berlin. The city has been oppressively grey for days and last weekend’s clear skies and golden tones seem only a distant memory now. A persistent fog has descended upon the city and has brought it a wintry breath that called for a slow weekend shut up indoors with coffee and books and woolen socks. I didn’t mind at all.

Berlin Autumn street

This week’s favourite links are:

WATCH: Itching to travel to Europe but short on time? See it all on timelapse! ‘HyperEurope: A European Road Trip in 2 Minutes’ will transport you away in the time it takes to boil the kettle.

READ: ‘One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die,’ professed author Evelyn Waugh. Too true. I could spend hours scrolling through Otherwordly, a beautifully curated blog celebrating the rich lexicon of the world’s languages. Oh, that French word, ‘dérive’!

EAT: This drunken autumn upside-down cake is, in a nutshell, why I adore this season.

MAKE: Wouldn’t this DIY embroidered trip map make for such a wonderful keepsake of a travel journey?

BUY: Stuttgart-based Paperwolf’s intricate paper sculptures would make for such a unique feature at home. How cool!

GO: Planning a trip to Berlin soon? Check out Condé Nast Traveler’s recommendations on where to stay in Berlin: a collection of 25 great hotels, catering to all budgets and located in all corners of the city.

Hoping that your week ahead is full of colour!