A star is born.

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Anna Wintour and I have something in common: we love coffee from Starbucks. I, however, was sipping it with much more style when living in Hamburg. On Jungfernstieg, not far away from Chanel’s, Gucci’s and Prada’s flagship stores, I was an ever so frequent customer at the most exquisite Starbucks coffee house you can possibly imagine. Situated in a restored Kontorhaus from the late 1800s, a true architectural gem, opulent neo-renaissance with the original ceiling and its most stunning coffering which you can almost touch when you’re seated on the second floor. It’s a feast for anybody only slightly interested in interior design and architecture. Vienna’s Kaffeehaus Demel, Venice’s Caffè Florian, or Rome’s Caffè Greco may offer better coffee, less absurd varieties and much more high toned a bill, but their ceilings can’t compete. Despite the fact I had become a vieil habitué over the years, I never stopped sipping my Soy Caffè Latte Venti looking up, on the brink of neck fracture, every bit as much impressed as when looking up at Michelangelo’s David in Florence. Well, I’m exaggerating a little, but he comes close.

One thought on “A star is born.

  1. I don’t know anyone else who can begin by talking about something related to fashion, then give us an exquisite description of beautiful surroundings and end with high art. And all in just a short text. So all I can say is thank you. I regret that the Starbucks in Berlin Friedrichstraße is so dull and modern but at least I will soon be returning to Florian’s where I will try to pay as much attention to detail as you do.

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