From Place To Space: Bloggers In Hamburg

June 3, 2012 0


Today I am taking you to a super fun trip – a blogger meet-up in Hamburg. The past weekend some great German bloggers organised a meet-up in the northern German city and set the basis for a personal get-together of some of Germany’s finest lifestyle bloggers writing about interior design, DIY, food, styling. Our Hamburg ‚home base’ was the stylish design hotel 25 Hours Hotel.

For me it was a pretty exciting trip. First of all I got to meet some fellow bloggers that I’ve been following on the net for quite a time. Secondly, I had the opportunity to get a better introduction to the cool city of Hamburg.

Our blogger weekend kicked-off with a urban breakfast in a superb location called ‚Fabrik’. On Saturdays this industrial hall hosts a local farmer’s market, live music and delicious breakfasts and brunches.

After gallons of coffee and heaps of yummy food we headed to explore the western borough of Altona – a cool mix of suburban culture and non-mainstream shops like the ‚Kaufmannsladen’ or the famous candy store ‚Bonscheladen’. Later on we continued downtown to the so-called ‚Hafen City’, the harbour area with its huge cruises, a mix of old and modern architecture and a brisk ‚North Sea’ type of breeze.

After a good deal of fresh sea breeze, we went back to the famous Eimsbüttel area for some more shopping and interiors and decoration inspiration. We discovered the beautiful boutique ‚Interiör’ with a refined selection of design items and DIY materials like happy ribbons, witty gift tags and colourful packaging thread. I couldn’t resist and bought a roll of pastel blue packaging thread and an aqua-hued dip-dyed and handmade Raku candleholder. Just around the corner is another gem, the ‚Kongehus’ store with a stunning selection of paper, stationery and decoration items. I bought a few rolls of beautiful paper and the cutest hand-made cards with quotes from literature written with an old typewriter. A few steps further you will find ‚Lecker Wohnen’, a store with a rich selection of Hamburg inspired goodies and decoration. All these goodies will be featured later on here on Happy Interior Blog.

To add more fun we ended up in a tiny yet adorable little café called ‚Osterdeich’. This location is known for its signature cupcakes – and we were invited to design our very own cupcakes which was big fun. Now I know I am the chocolate-blueberry type. We had all the afternoon to network, exchange experiences, plan new projects and get to know each other more thouroughly which was a unique experience. Moreover we received some amazing goodie bags. Saturday was rounded up with a delightful dinner in the stylish restaurant ‚Klippkroog’ which made our interior design loving hearts skip a beat. A cool mix of urban and Scandinavian style with stuccoed ceilings and eye-catching pendants as well as old, bulky wooden furniture made me enjoy my dinner twice as much.

The entire blogger meet-up was brought to an end with a delish breakfast at the cute ‚Tarterie’ café in Hamburg’s entertainment quarter St. Pauli.

What else can a blogger wish for a weekend? Meeting other bloggers, discovering a new city, shopping in inspiring interior and decoration stores, eat in stylish restaurants? Have a happy week, friends!

P.S. Thanks to Clara, Ricarda and Susanne for the excellent organization!

Photography: Igor Josifovic


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  • Reply tina June 3, 2012 at 22:30

    Igor, it looks so much fun. Have been following you guys over the weekend. Nice you met Clara, Susanne and Ricarda…. 2 weeks after I met them:)

    Next time we have to all get together, an Anglo-German meetup. yay!

    Hamburg is great. Love the places you guys went to.

    Really nice post and fantastic photos that has put a massive smile on my face:)

  • Reply Kathryn @ TikiBoo June 4, 2012 at 01:25

    It looks like a fabulous weekend, so much fun. Hamburg looks like a pretty cool place to spend a weekend or two!

  • Reply Dawna June 4, 2012 at 01:38

    Igor, once again I loved your blog. I too hope one day to be apart of something like that so u can get to know others that have the same passions. Your awesome.
    Dawna jones design.

  • Reply einfallsReich June 4, 2012 at 05:53

    it looks like a very inspiring, delicious, funny … weekend … soooo nice!!!
    your 308. new follower 😉

  • Reply Chi @ 106 June 4, 2012 at 08:49

    What a fab day out and goodie bags too! We could certainly learn a thing or too from you guys! 😉
    Aren’t Clara, Susane and Ricarda lovely?

    Gorgeous photography as usual, Igor! 😀

  • Reply frauheuberg June 4, 2012 at 08:55

    hello Mr. Happy…it was so fine to meet you in Hamburg…what a get-together, what a wonderful time with you all…just great…hope you had a good journey back to Munich, yesterday…and we will connect soon for a second blogger meeting in Munich…would be so fine, right? Have a lovley and creative week…all the best…cheers and hugs…i…

  • Reply Katja June 4, 2012 at 08:58

    Oh ja, was für ne toll Zeit wir zusammen hatten! Ich mag Deine Bilder sehr gerne und auch auch die Art, wie Du sie zusammen gestellt hast. Bis zum nächsten Mal – ganz bald hoffentlich!

  • Reply staceysheppard June 4, 2012 at 09:08

    I have never been to Hamburg Igor but now I definitely want to. It looks like you had so much fun and went to some amazing places! Glad you had such a lovely and inspiring weekend!

  • Reply rosaundlimone June 4, 2012 at 09:27

    Da hattet ihr ja wirklich ein richtig tolles und spannendes Wochenende!!!! Da wir aus Stuttgart kommen wären wir sehr sehr gerne bei einem Bloggertreffen in München dabei :))))
    Liebe Grüsse
    rosa & limone

  • Reply Anette June 4, 2012 at 10:11

    die fotos sind super !

  • Reply 23qm Stil June 4, 2012 at 10:24

    Ach Igor, Deine Bilder sind der Knaller und der Text – wundervoll. Es war schön Dich endlich persönlich kennen zu lernen! And next – #bcmuc!!! Unbedingt! Liebe Grüße!

  • Reply Tara Bradford June 4, 2012 at 10:58

    Looks like such fun! Thanks for giving us a taste of it all (but can you send cupcakes??!!) 🙂

  • Reply MiMa June 4, 2012 at 11:00

    So tolle Fotos! Auch dir: 1000 Dank fürs Teilhabenlassen (ganz im Sinne eures treffenden Mottos). Das nächste Mal bin ich hoffentlich, hoffentlich endlich wieder dabei.


  • Reply Eleanor June 4, 2012 at 11:08

    Oh that looks like so much fun! I went to Hamburg for the first time last summer and found it to be such a funky, cool city. Thanks for the great write up, it’s so wonderful to see that these kinds of meetings are on the rise in DE!

  • Reply Meriland June 4, 2012 at 11:45

    Hey Igor! Hab deinen Blog gerade zufällig gefunden und “WOW,super Bilder,die du machst.Dein Stil gefällt mir 🙂 Schalte schon mal die Kaffeemaschine ein – denn ich komm jetzt öfter bei dir vorbei!Schick dir liebe Grüße aus Österreich

  • Reply CaRaJo June 4, 2012 at 11:59

    Hach, bei Dir gibt es auch so schöne Impressionen – toll :-)!!!

  • Reply Nicola June 4, 2012 at 14:58

    It was a pleasure to meet you. So sad, that I couldn’t stay longer to chat with all the charming people. And “Tarterie“ looks like a delicious place. Damn! 😉

  • Reply Sabine June 4, 2012 at 17:10

    Grandiose Fotos – danke für den herrlichen Rückblick und bis bald! Sonnige Grüße nach München, Sabine

  • Reply kiki June 4, 2012 at 18:42

    Supercoole Fotos!!! Wäre sehr gerne dabei gewesen, wo ihr doch so um die Ecke ward!!
    Liebe Grüße,

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily June 4, 2012 at 19:36

    What a wonderful weekend-stunning photos Igoe-some of them have more of a middle eastern feel-fascinating city and what a wonderful get-together with some gorgeous people. Lovely post 🙂

  • Reply clara vom tastesheriff June 4, 2012 at 20:06

    igor.. it was soooo nice meeting you!!! looking forward to bcmuc!!!!
    Schön das Du da warst!!
    Liebste Grüsse

  • Reply Renaade! June 4, 2012 at 21:30

    Lieber Igor,

    es war einfach wunderbar, Dich kennenlernen zu dürfen!

    Ich bin immer noch ganz hin und weg von diesem bunten, lustigen, interessanten Wochenende. Aber wir reisen ja bald in den Süden! :o)

    Liebste Grüsse von der Küste,

    PS: Sooo sehen meine Haare von hinten und von der Seite aus?!?! Ich brauche neue Beanies!

  • Reply Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne June 4, 2012 at 22:16

    Such a cool event! So fun to see other blogger meet-ups in other cities… especially ones from overseas! And you’re looking quite handsome among all the lovely ladies. 🙂

  • Reply Igor Josifovic June 4, 2012 at 22:18

    Thank you all so much for your sweet comments & support:-) You all make my day here, honestly!

  • Reply Wibke June 6, 2012 at 07:34

    Lieber Igor, nun ärgere ich mich schon ein bisschen dass ich diesmal nicht dabei sein konnte… zumal es quasi nur ums Eck war. Aber nach München, auf den Weg mach ich mich. Ich bin sehr gespannt auf Mr. Orga #bcmuc! Wenigstens haben eure Tweets mich etwas teilhaben lassen. Looked like a lot of fun!

  • Reply holly@hvhinteriors June 6, 2012 at 15:17

    Fabulous post Igor! What fun! Thank you once again for taking us along on your adventures. You never fail to inspire 🙂 Xx.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic June 6, 2012 at 15:44

      Thank you Holly! Next time we will organise a blogger meet-up in Munich. You MUST come then!!! I would love to meet you!!!

    • Reply holly@hvhinteriors June 6, 2012 at 17:45

      Yes! That would be fun, keep me posted 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic June 6, 2012 at 19:09

      I will, Holly!

  • Reply Meagan, in house nester June 11, 2012 at 02:03

    Now we just need to coordinate a blogger weekend for us to meet up!!!!!
    Who will sponsor us?!?!?! 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic June 11, 2012 at 08:09

      Haha true, we need to find a major sponsor who would fund us and enable a blogger meet-up on an international level!!

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