Marcell Pustul, the mastermind behind the young label MARCELL VON BERLIN, studied fashion design at the famous Parsons School in New York City and gathered professional experience at Michael Kors and Donna Karan. In 2011, he founded his own label that brings red carpet looks and couture from the capital of cool, BERLIN. Enjoy his tips for the famous German metropole.
Your favourite city?
BERLIN – A city that never sleeps. Berlin has its very own style and is a cultural hotspot. It’s a small New York.
Your favourite hotel?
HOTEL AM STEINPLATZ – A beautiful boutique hotel with lovely individually designed rooms in a contemporary style. Always a nice destination to go for a drink at the bar or just have a relaxing spa day.
Steinplatz 4, 10623 Berlin, Phone +49 30 5544440
Your favourite restaurant?
DUDU31 – It’s a new cool, fashionable, trendy place with one of the best sushis in town (photo above).
Bleibtreustrasse 31, 10707 Berlin, Phone+49 30 57795577
DOKMAI – Traditional, puristic, cosy – the best Thai restaurant in Berlin.
Muthesiusstrasse 38, 12163 Berlin, Phone +49 30 70096185
Your favourite bar or nightclub?
THE PEARL – Another hotspot in Berlin and the place to be if you want to party and have a great time with friends and just want to dance (photo above).
Fasanenstrasse 81, 10623 Berlin, Phone +49 30 31518890
BERGHAIN – Everybody who comes to Berlin has once to go to the iconic Berghain. It’s the ultimate place in the city. You will never find something like this anywhere else. A must- experience… a place where you can party 24/7.
Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, Phone +49 30 29360210
Your favourite sightseeing spot?
HACKESCHER MARKT – Small shops, unique items, young Berlin labels, famous designers, cafés and restaurants, you have everything you need for a fun day at this shopping hotspot.
Your favourite park?
TIERGARTEN – The miniature version of Central Park with small lakes. I love walking through this beautiful area with my dog, visiting a biergarten or renting a pedal boot and discover small areas of the park you can’t find by foot.
Your favourite beach?
CAPPUCCINO KU’DAMM BEACH – Berlin doesn’t have a real beach, except for example Wannsee. But the Ku’damm Beach is a great combination of restaurant, bar and beach at Halensee at the end of the Kurfürstendamm.
Koenigsallee 5B, 14193 Berlin, Phone +49 176 74120828
Your favourite shop?
MIENTUS – Great concept store, that sells international labels.
Schlütergasse/Kurfürstendamm 52, 10707 Berlin, Phone +49 30 3239077
SHIZARU – The best place to find extraordinary and rare outfits (photo above).
Meinekestrasse 5, 10719 Berlin, Phone +49 30 65833008
Your must-have accessory?
ROLEX WATCH IN GOLD – A luxurious statement, a true status symbol. A must-have that adds a chic contrast to my tattooed skin. Elegant and cool in one.
The best soundtrack for this destination?
«SKY & SAND» by PAUL & FRITZ KALKBRENNER – The song is from the movie «Berlin Calling» and is a hymn to Berlin and its flair.
The best book to read while being on vacation there?
«NACHT LEBEN BERLIN 1974 BIS HEUTE» by WOLFGANG FARKAS – A great book to get to know the different facets of Berlin’s nightlife. It’s amazing to see how many locations have been trendy over many years.
Thank you, Marcell, for sharing your insider scoop on Berlin with us.
Photos: Courtesy of Marcell von Berlin, the different locations and via MrWallpaper.com