I would call Munich my hometown, as I have lived here for many years and although I have lived in many different places in the past (Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Los Angeles, Cannes) I feel very attached to this Bavarian city, especially with the landscape around the city.
After the pandemic (or while) the city has changed its façade. For me that means that I am always trying to discover something new and spend more time on the countryside.
Less Less Robes asked me for my favourite places. Here is my bucket list in and out of Munich.
Name some lesser-known attractions absolutely worth seeing?
The eastern part (and wilder) of the Englischer Garten) the biggest public park in the world.
Your neighborhood and why you love it.
Bogenhausen. I actually love the area because of the closeness to the city centre, the river Isar and the Englischer Garten. I wish that there would be more cafes and small shops that would fit so well into this neighbourhood and something a little bit more unconventional.
Your go-to places for a perfect day in Munich?
Breakfast at Viktualien Markt, walk along the Isar back home and out of town for a mountain hike in autumn or a swim in the many lakes around the city.
Where do you buy flowers?
At BLUMEN DIE LEBEN, Max-Weber-Platz
#Sustainable travel: your sustainable tips for visiting the city.
Always go by bike or walk. Munich is perfect for that.
You have a passion for design and beautiful textiles. What are your favourite places for sourcing?
So many, to name a few La Maison Pierre Frey for fabrics, Stephanie Thatenhorst for Design and interior objects and Gallerie Stefan Vogt for mid-century furniture.
Where do you find the best vintage?
My two preferred vintage stores in town, Vintage Love and Alva Morgaine.
Name some of your favourite museums or art galleries.
Still like The Haus der Kunst most, also because of its impressive architecture. Kunstsammlung Hypovereinsbank for its well curated exhibitions and the many galleries in the new Kunstareal around Türkenstrasse.
The most interesting place for fine dining?
I love to entertain at home but when I go out, I am very conservative and always go to the same two places Osteria Italiana, Schellingstrasse and Becco Fino.
Your off-the-bedroom tips on styling loungewear for the city?
Add a scarf on chilly days. Combine delicate fabrics with heavy boots. Wear a fine silk/ cashmere turtleneck under your robes and stock up with vintage furs and blankets worn as ponchos.