Grunewald. This subdued and leafy suburb, 20 mins southwest of the centre, is the choice of many a diplomat and the well-endoughed. Stay at the beau of the locale Schlosshotel im Grunewald / Brahmsstr. 10 / 895 840 / schlosshotelberlin.com / a palatial villa touched by the Lagerfeld stick, resulting in a sumptuously rich palette, with charming tearoom Le Jardin, Vivaldi for formal dining, Le Tire Bouchon for nightcaps fit for a Kaiser and a spa for the queen. While here, catch up on retail at Villa Harteneck / Douglasstr. 9 / 897 278 90 / villa-harteneck.de / to stock up on chunky accessories and furniture for your own twenty-suite Arcadian mansion.