Back To School
It’s that time of the year again: Summer vacation is over, the air is cooling down, and our daily routines are dragging us back into the grind of everyday life. To try and soften our landing on the bumpy path toward winter, this month we chose to focus on activities that will ease you back into the swing of the post-summer season.
Whether it’s school or work you're heading back to, it helps to keep the dreaminess of the sunny season as alive as possible. One great way to do this is by feeding the creative spirit. Taking in contemporary art exhibitions can stimulate creativity for the months to come, and Berlin Art Week, taking place all over town 15–20 September, provides a perfect opportunity to explore the newest developments in German and international art – and maybe even acquire some for your home. For the event, Hilda Hoy has created an itinerary of the best places to see, experience, and buy art in Berlin (p. 10). If you're more the classical type, however, don't miss the Botticelli exhibition starting this month at the Gemäldegalerie, exploring the Florentine master and his lasting influence (p. 40).
After you’ve treated your eyes to some beauty, it's a good idea to treat the rest of your body to some dead-serious pampering. Over the past few months, Annabelle Mallia has been charged with the tough task of testing the city’s most relaxing spots. The result is a head-to-toe pampering guide (p. 14) for full body and soul rejuvenation. And for those preparing to hit the books, Jenna Rose Robbins has scoped out intellectual havens for those with offbeat tastes, from kitschy collections to science sanctuaries (p. 34).
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