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1. What is the best moment of the day?
The moment I get a "You up for a quick dance?"-call in the middle of the night, put on a dress, hop down the streets, dance & laugh for an hour at some random club & jump back into bed!
2. What inspires you?
The truth, song lyrics, Adbusters magazine, photographs, paintings, documentaries, train travels, weekend trips, love, new recipes, family history, grey clouds on a blue sky .
3. How would a good friend describe you?
Spontaneous, creative, dedicated, hilarious, hard working & gritty, thoughtful, adventurous.
4. Your lifestyle in 5 words?
Intuitive, questioning, musing, travelling, loving.
5. Which books, newspapers or magazines do you read?
Books about psychology, travel destinations & hotels, business, food, culture jamming, photography, house + interior design, landscape architecture, plus monthly Adbusters magazine, ZEIT.
6. Which films or directors blow your mind?
The Perfume, Night On Earth, The Bridges of Madison County, The Hours, Harold & Maude, Stand By Me, Shooting Dogs, Into The Wild, Before Sunrise, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Notebook, Babel, Finding Neverland, Hotel Rwanda, Edward Scissorhands, Lost in Translation,...
7. What do you love about your city?
The „Berliner Schnauze“ – bold & honest communication. You know where you stand with Berliners, there is no sugar coating.
8. Which brands do you fancy?
None, really. When I was 20 I ran into a bunch of inspiring people working at Adbusters magazine – „a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age." This had a big impact on how I look at consumerism & brands at a very early stage in my life.
9. What sound fits best to your city?
Trams squeezing by.
10. What smell would describe your city best?
11. What are your favourite cities around the globe?
Vancouver, Sydney, San Francisco, Berlin, Venice, Lisbon, Barcelona, Portland, Paris.
12. Who is your hero?
I deeply admire my grandmother.
13. Your life philosophy?
Work swift, live slow.
14. Which music can´t you live without?
I work with many great musicians every day. I run a boutique booking agency - booking their shows throughout Europe - so I literally can’t live without the music of the bands we work with. I deeply admire each and everyone I work with for their incredible talent and am beyond proud we have been able to get many of our bands’ careers off the ground and grow with them.
15. What are your future plans?
To stop making plans and let it all unfold as it should.
16. What superpower would you like to have?
Would love to fly across valleys.
17. What does travelling mean to you?
I grew up in a family of travellers & architects – from my three-times great aunt Emilia canoeing the Amazonas back in 1800 for research; to my grandparents & parents both traveling by train for a living. I find comfort in discovering new places – it builds a trust towards life deep inside me.
18. What´s your earliest memory of travelling?
I fondly remember my first childhood family travels to the Baltic sea back in the GDR times: 8h of overnight travels in our tiny Trabi at max. 80km/h.
19. Five things we would find in your suitcase?
5 dresses, at least.
20. Where would you travel to if it was the last journey in your life?
Mudge Island off the coast off Vancouver Island, a tiny deserted island with a population of 50 people, no shops, no streets and no direct access unless you own a boat. Friends of mine have built their own house and veggie gardens there – it’s got this „end of the world“ feeling to it.
21. You never leave the house without ... ?
22. If you could change a thing – what would it be?
That’s exactly it – I would not want it to change!
23. Why did you move here or never left it?
As a booking agent and tour manager, I got to travel to almost every corner in Europe and the US/Canada during the last 10 years. Berlin was always my base and I keep returning because no other city offers the full package like Berlin does at such low living expenses. Here you have many unconventional, creative people enabling an ever-changing creative momentum as well as lots of history, fantastic public transport, safety, plenty of green areas and still tons of potential for daily surprises.